September 16, 2014

Friday Obot Link Review | Evening Open Thread

4 More Years! 4 More Years! 4 More Years! News: Barack Obama leaves the Democratic National Convention here with a commanding position in the race for president, leaving his Republican foe to hope that a meticulously staged three-day campaign event cannot overshadow a weak American economy. The Democratic National Convention, energized by party soldiers’ genuine affection for the first black president, accomplished what a cooler, well-staged Republican National Convention in Tampa did not: It broke through. Bill Clinton’s discursive, 50-minute Wednesday speech was watched by more people than the Cowboys-Giants game. Read more here.

J-O-B-S, Jobs Bitches! News: The August jobs report left a bittersweet taste.  While the number came as a disappointment, substantially under analysts’ expectations, the politically and psychologically important unemployment rate ticked down to 8.1%. Read more here.

Osama bin Laden Is Dead & General Motors Is Alive News: General Motors Co (GM.N) plans to add up to 500 jobs at a new information technology center in Austin, Texas, marking the first step in the automaker’s goal to bring the bulk of its IT work in-house over the next three years. GM plans to hire software developers, database experts and others in Austin, the first of potentially four centers in the United States that GM plans to announce over the next year. Read more here.

Good News For Cornel & Tavis News: What good is color vision in the dark of the deep sea? For some crabs, an ability to see blue and ultraviolet light may mean the difference between chowing down on a good meal versus a toxic one. A new study published Thursday in the Journal of Experimental Biology finds that some seafloor, or benthic, crabs can see in color. Read more about the study here.

See Mittens, If You Would Just Show Us The Tax Returns This Wouldn’t Be An Issue News: An anonymous group says it stole copies of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s tax records and will release them unless the company it stole them from pays $1 million. The Secret Service said it is investigating, and the company said there is no immediate sign that any such theft took place. Read more here.

Happy Friday POU family! We’ve had an amazing week and I’m still riding high from the DNC convention. Have a great weekend and enjoy your Friday Funnie…

 

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  • Miranda

    Did y’all read the full transcript of Miss Ann’s interview with KWQC in Iowa today???

    Ann Romney KWQC Interview Transcript
    http://www.kwqc.com/story/19484978/anne-romney-kwqc-tv6-interview-transcript

    Either they destroyed the video because the visual is just as bad as the transcript or the reporter said hold off while he gets an agent and gets a new suit cuz he bout to be called up to discuss this on MSNBC by Monday.

    • Alma98

      OMG! She is Sarah Palin on steroids, that interview was nothing but a word salad.

    • creolechild

      No other way to describe it…pure, unadulterated fuckery.

      Question:[....]

      Ann Romney: “You know, I’m not going to talk about the specific issues. I’m going to let my husband speak on issues. I’m here to really just talk about my husband and what kind of husband and father he is and, you know, those are hot-button issues that distract from what the real voting issue is going to be at this election. That, it’s going to be about the economy and jobs.” blah, blah, blah Obama didn’t turn the economy around but Mitt will. Debt crisis…think of your children (mine are protected by trust funds). Deperate situation. Run for your lives. Also. Too. Greece and Spain.

      Question:[....]

      “Again, you’re asking me questions that are not about what this election is going to be about. This election is going to be about the economy and jobs.”

      Question:[....]

      Ann Romney: “You know, but I personally believe, and this is what I’m hearing from women all across the country that they are going to look for the guy that’s going to pull them out of the weeds (WTF is she tawking about? Weeds?) and get them job security and a brighter future for their children. That’s the message. blah, blah, blah women are pleading help, help, save us from the kenyan socialist marxist communist who’s fighting for our rights that would allow us to make our own decisions about our bodies. We WANT Mitt and the GOP to decide. (Okay, the last part was me but you get the drift.) Women are worried about their jobs and Mitt can help. blah, blah, blah..That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

      Question:[....]

      Ann Romney: “You know, again, I’m going to talk to you about the economy and about job creation and about how my husband is the right person for the right time. This is going to be an election that is very important for women, and we are going to make sure that their economic prosperity is more certain under a President Romney.”

      Honey, you’ve done everything else but talk about the economy and jobs. Notice the glaring lack of ideas, policies, or solutions on economic issues. Not a one, but Mitt is going to somehow fix everything. Riiiigghhtt….girl, bye!

    • jds09

      Amazing, as Mitt’s female secret weapon, she’s either

      a) totally unprepared or prepped for possible questions
      b) thinks that all reporters are stenographers
      c) dumb as a brick
      d) all of the above

      It good to know that there are some local reporters ready to go national, sounds like this reporter was pressing her.

      • Alma98

        Jds09 I’ll take (d) all the above. lol

        • goldenstar

          wit ya on that!

      • gc

        d (for dumbass Secret Weapon)

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY jds09. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        — -I’ll take –D 4 – —$5000 Alex. LOL –

        BUT C is a CLOSE 2nd. LOL —

        Good 2 C U jds09. :>)

      • nellcote

        She’s been given order to say the words jobs/economy in answer to any questions. She’s just being a good stepford wife and doing what she was told to do.

        • conlakappa

          A good corporate wife, quoth Juan Williams.

          • TyrenM

            She knows her role. Been trained/groomed since 16 (if not sooner). Bishop Don Mitt layeth down the pimp hand. Say what I tell u to say and nothing more. She’s a good bottom bitch. Kids, daughter-in-laws – all do as told.

          • TyrenM

            If I was up on the copy/paste thing I’d youtube Lil Jon “Contracts”
            Ann – sign your name on the dotted line cause u belong to me.

    • TyrenM

      She’ s on Ed Show. She didn’t wave her finger. Surprised.

      • Miranda

        Who was on Ed Show? Ann?

        • TyrenM

          Yes. They showed pieces of the interview.

    • conlakappa

      Again, she comes off quite dim: no thought about [overwhelmingly covered by employer] health insurance not being conected with jobs and the ecohomy. Why even sit for an interview? Has she come up with a cause that she’ll be pushing other than Mormonism and dressage?

  • Miranda
  • lamh35

    KOS has a diary up on this, but I was wondering what you thought was up? Maybe it means nothingm, but?

    “Romney cedes Ohio TV airwaves to Obama (at least for now)”
    http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-romney-obama-ohio-ads-20120906,0,4157574.story

    I suspect that maybe the are recalibrating their message, since there is other headlines saying they will be releasing 15 ads in swing states, but still 1 week can be a lifetime right?

    • Miranda

      What the media believes is a “swing state” and what the campaign’s internal polling and research SAY are a “swing state” probably not close to being the same at all.

      • creolechild

        Here’s an interesting theory about Mitt’s strategy:

        Crosstabs – September 7th

        H/T Kyle Leighton and Michael Lester

    • http://themidnightsolution.blogspot.com LTMidnight

      See now I’m starting to wonder what the hell is going on. All the money they suppose to have and they decide now to take a siesta?

      I’m starting to smell a rat fuckery here.

      • gc

        If they were relying on theft, they have enough money plus a deadline, to spread it around. Oh, there will be fraud, but remember his Campaign Managers are the same people who OKed Gunfight at the Chair Corral.

        • TyrenM

          As stated (Rikyrah, et al) – they just taking his money.

          Eric and Andrea and em lining their shoeboxes. They know this type of gig will never come their way again.

          • conlakappa

            With that party? Remember how ill run The Mack Daddy’s campaign was? Unless never is a synonym for 2016, I beg to differ.

          • TyrenM

            Point taken. There’s definitely tv punditland (Schmidt) and dumb books (game change) waiting for them.

  • creolechild

    What the hell? Who in the f*ck thought this was a good idea? Just trifling…Never mind! How about this: If politicians really care about this country, they’ll stop creating obstacles and barriers that are making it harder for people to vote.

    Pennsylvania Wants Voters To Show ID ‘If You Care About This Country’ (VIDEO)

    Pennsylvania state Rep. Babette Josephs (D) said this week that a 30-second ad meant to educate the public about the state’s new voter ID law is offensive because it calls people’s patriotism into question.

    “If you care about this country, it’s time to show it,” a woman says at the end of the ad, which was created for the Pennsylvania State Department by Red House Communications.

    A spokesman for the State Department was surprised by the criticism.“We thought the ad was great. … I’m stunned,” Ron Ruman told the Associated Press.[....]

    Read more: http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/voter_id_patriotic_ad.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

    H/T Ryan J. Reilly

    • nellcote

      Didn’t a Rmoney bundler get the contract for voter info?

      • isonprize

        yup, and they shoulda spent that $$$ on actually getting people state issued photo IDs ~~~ lazy, sneaky bastards.

  • Miranda

    National Police Union Turns Down Romney

    Mitt Romney has been turned away by a large union whose endorsement he hoped to win.

    The 330,000-member Fraternal Order of Police, the country’s largest police union, announced that it would back no candidate for president this year, the first time the group had passed on an endorsement in its 98-year history. The union backed the Republican nominees in 2000, 2004 and 2008, and backed President Bill Clinton in 1996.

    more here
    http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/09/07/national-police-union-turns-down-romney/

    • Alma98

      hee hee

    • BarbinAtlSouth

      Robme is a worse candidate than the repubs thought he would be. He’s even stupid enough to talk about public sector workers, first responders, like they are a drain. Like individual people that hold jobs as public sector workers are part of the faceless “big government”. He messed up there. Cops used to be sacred as blonde white women.

      And no way the po po are gonna endorse a black guy, c’mon.

    • lamh35

      I don’t like to read, so why aren’t they endorsing Obama?

      • TyrenM

        Fuck The Police. Said it in ’88. Say it again in ’12. Instead of going with the guy trying to add to their numbers and preserve their benefits, they go with that “sit this one out” shit. Fuck em.

      • isonprize

        And no way the po po are gonna endorse a black guy, c’mon.

        Barb already told you.. LOLOL

    • Camille

      What strikes me most is how all these “journalists” always seem to remember to preface Clinton with president, even when referencing a 1996 campaign, but are quick to cling to some bogus justification to keep addressing President Obama as “Mr.” or “Obama”.

      If it isn’t some sham random made up “rule” for newspapers like the NYTimes where you only get to address President Obama as President just once and subsequently litter the rest of the article with references to him as “Mr.” all the while still referring to Clinton and George Bush as “President”;

      It’s some other bogus effort to delegitimize and diminish our spectacular President.

      Even as a Senator, he was always referred to as Senator and never as Mr.

      But now as President, they want to demote hm to Mr.

      I had never heard a U.S president referred to non-stop as “Mr.” until President Obama took office.

      NPR as part of their FOXification has now fully entered the “Mr.” game too.

      I made the mistake of tuning in to them on my way home the other night and whoever that Jennifer Ludden is, belongs not on NPR, but at the original FOX news station with the other hate-filled anti-President Obama propagandists.

      She is so contemptible with her passive aggressive crap.

      N

      • TyrenM

        Why is she shilling for a mf trying to make her unemployed? ODS gone amuck.

  • Miranda

    Kasim Reed’s Stock Rises as Georgia’s Demographics Shift

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At some point in the next few years, national Democrats will be searching for a candidate to run for statewide office in Georgia.

    Among the names at the top of their recruitment list is first-term Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

    Reed is a pugnacious partisan on the national stage, often appearing on “Meet the Press” as a fierce Obama surrogate. One recent Sunday, he railed against the GOP vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan, and aggressively took on Texas Senate candidate Ted Cruz.

    more here
    http://www.rollcall.com/news/kasim_reeds_stock_rises_as_georgias_demographics_shift-217438-1.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  • Miranda

    (this is the Orlando area)
    Barack Obama a bigger convention draw than Mitt Romney

    If TV ratings can give clues about voting, President Barack Obama has an edge over former Gov. Mitt Romney in Central Florida.

    Obama’s speech to the Democratic National Convention drew 518,700 viewers across seven channels Thursday night in this TV market.
    The breakdown for 10 to 11:15 p.m.: NBC with 107,700 viewers, MSNBC with 101,800, CNN with 99,900, ABC with 83,000, Fox News Channel with 77,300, CBS with 37,000 and C-SPAN with 12,000.

    Romney’s speech to the Republican National Convention — a week ago Thursday in the same time period — drew 372,600 viewers across seven channels.

    Barack Obama was also a bigger draw than Bill Clinton (369,000 viewers Wednesday at the Democrat conclave) and Michelle Obama (375,000 viewers Tuesday at the DNC).
    http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_tv_tvblog/2012/09/barack-obama-a-bigger-convention-draw-than-mitt-romney.html

    • cosine

      See a pattern?

      ORLANDO, 7 TV MARKETS

      Mr. President 518,700 viewers
      Michelle Obama 375,000 viewers
      Romney 372,600 viewers
      Bill Clinton 369,000 viewers

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        LOL. WHEW LAWD. – –UN–Flippin’ – -BELIEVABLE!! :>)

        Noo! – — -BELIEVABLE!! LOL – — –

        – – – -Just –KEEP – — -BRANGIN’ HIM DOWN!” – –

        Good stats. :>) Thank U. :>) Good 2 C U –cosine. :>)

        • cosine

          Thanks, GLH!

      • nellcote

        and Clinton was on against football.

  • Miranda

    The Democratic convention’s final day, on which Obama spoke, generated 4 million tweets, about equal to the total number of tweets for the entire Republican National Convention.

    Obama gained on the Twitter Political Index, which measures how tweeters feel about a candidate on a scale of 1 to 100. The president’s ranking stood at 52 on Friday, up two points from a day earlier. Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s ranking, in contrast, stood at 9 on Friday.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/07/us-usa-campaign-media-idUSBRE88619220120907

    • cosine

      9 vs. 52? Um

      • BarbinAtlSouth

        G’head & laugh. You know you want to.

        • Alma98

          BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

        • cosine

          Gotta admit, I’m with Alma – BWHAHAHAHAHAHAH . . . Jumping up and down . . . stomp, stomp

    • Alma98

  • GN

    [Washington Post]

    @postpolitics:
    Obama’s approval rating hits highest point since killing of Osama bin Laden, poll shows http://wapo.st/P9kx0N

    • Miranda

      Google Politics‏@googlepolitics
      When @BarackObama’s #DNC2012 speech ended at 11:03 p.m. ET, @google searches for “register to vote” doubled nationwide. #googlepolitics

      • Alma98

      • cosine

        Fantastic, fantastic

      • nellcote

        One of the worst things about not doing the stadium was the inability to do the voter outreach they do at these BIG events.

    • Alma98

  • Miranda
    • gc

      Holy shit. That may be Aston Kutcher joins 2.5 Men Numbers!
      Seriously, WOW!! And whether or not we approve of BC, numbers indicate he was a major draw.

      • TyrenM

        I know I wasn’t the only one skipping a Cowboyz victory to watch him.

    • Aquagranny911

      Does this count C-span & those who watched via live streaming on their computers?

      • conlakappa

        Probably not. Does Nielsen include basic cable as a comparison? Even if they did, that cannot account for computer watchers.

        • Aquagranny911

          My daughter says if you have cable they know what stations you watch. This is kind of creepy.

          I watched most of the convention all three nights on C-span at my neighbor’s house with about 15 people who are active with OFA & local Dems. I watched some on my computer.

          I think the so called “ratings” are way under rated especially if they don’t know how many people in a household are actually viewing.

          Another question: Did this count people who Tivoed for later viewing?

  • BarbinAtlSouth

    Thanks POU, for the link sweep, for the live chats (though I missed most, what I did catch yesterday was entertaining – I gotta get a laptop), and for just being down to the bone Obamabots.

    Four More Years

  • GreenLadyHere

    HEEEEEEEY — -CAROLINAGIRL – — Wheeeeeee! ***BIG – -BIG HUG***

    – – -LUV the “Friday Funny”. LOL

    Annnd U KNOW IMMA red the study of the CRABS.- —NEED some more info 2 GO IN ON the “CRABBY annnd T(R)AVESTY DUO”. – LOL

    Did I say that I was –HAPPY C U. :>) ***HUGS** – -

  • TyrenM

    6-1 First Set! Eva Longoria in the house.

    • crazycanuck

      Who is playing?

      • TyrenM

        Serena v. Errani.

        • crazycanuck

          thanks, I thought that match was already played and I missed it. Chking scores now. Dam 5/1. A day at the office for Serena

    • Alma98

      She’s bustin Errani up.

  • GN

    ‏@PoliticalTicker:
    Obama outshines MTV’s music awards on Facebook – http://wp.me/p4HKM-149e

  • GN

    @politicalwire:
    The Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll joins Gallup in showing early signs of a convention bounce for Obama… http://pwire.at/P2lxCh

    • gc

      Like he’s NOT going to get a bounce from this week? Of course he will. But will the pollerati massage the data so it will look like he didn’t? To paraphrase our former Thug POTUS, who so movingly was praised to the rafters in Tampa, “in my heart, I know he bounced.”

  • GreenLadyHere

    carolinagirl – – -YEAH – – – THIS is GOOD NEWS!!!: – -HAH!

    – –Bikini Graph time! Unemployment rate down to 8.1% — lowest since President Obama took office – – –

    – – -The red bars represent monthly job totals under the Bush administration, the blue bars show job totals under the Obama administration.

    By the way, Team Willard, what are you emphasizing this month? That the unemployment rate is Very Important, or that the jobs numbers are? Because the unemployment rate is the lowest since President Obama took office, but oddly, this time around, Romney and Co. are concentrating on the number of jobs created. But when the unemployment rate was higher, that was their focus.

    Oh well. They probably forgot about all that, just like they forgot about GW Bush’s entire presidency and that pesky war in Afghanistan that they failed to mention at their convention. Just as they keep forgetting that Republicans are responsible for the loss of so many public sector jobs (teachers, firefighters, police officers, etc.), which, had they not been cut, would have knocked that 8.1% number way down.
    THERE IS MUCH MORE

  • GreenLadyHere

    @goldenstar: – -PER YOUR REQUEST: – – – – -MR. MARTIN – –GOES IN ON —“missy RAFALCA!!- —LOL

    – – –Ann Romney’s enthusiasm gap for questions; voters’ enthusiasm gap for her husband – —

    — – – -MSNBC’s Toure and author Goldie Taylor discuss why Ann Romney can’t pick and choose which questions she’ll answer from reporters when acting as a surrogate for her husband – and then delve into the enthusiasm gap among Republicans and independents (and women and minorities) that may fell the Romney campaign.

    – – –I –LOVE – — WIMMIN!! – –LOL

    • nellcote

      I’m starting to be fascinated by the way Miss Ann just can’t help but insult people when she does these interviews. No self awareness at all.

      • gc

        No, none. That’s why I think it speaks to limited intellectual capacity as well. She married a dumbass. Smart women generally are attracted to smart women. And then you have these inbreeding creeps. Hey, maybe that’s why their brood could be living in a bureau drawer
        (X Files reference)

        • conlakappa

          I’ve been saying all along: woman dim. She reminds me of Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa. Single minded about her man making that paper and the trappings it brings but willfully clueless about anything else.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        YA KNOW –when she was first introduced – – she appeared 2 B slightly different from him.[Even though she has KNOWN him since she was 16 yo.]

        NOW —- —-It is obvious tha,t since she can TOLERTATE annnd SUPPORT ALL HIS LIES, ETC [annnd she hadta 2 KNOW about his HIGHWAY PATROLMAN IMPERSONATION LOL] —- –SHE –IS — HIM!

        Annnd BOTH R — -OUT-OF-TOUCH –ARROGANT –ELITIST – — -RACIST!! — –

        Annnd this begs the question of HER socip[athology. — — ***side eye***

        Good 2 C U nellcote. :>)

  • TyrenM

    6-1, 6-2 Serena! U.S. Open Championship tomorrow nite.

    • GreenLadyHere

      YAAAAA! Thanks TyrenM. Woo! Hoo!. ***doin’ the C-WALK**** :>)

      • BarbinAtlSouth

        Did you see Azarenka (sp?) dancing after she won?

        E’rybody wanna be like Serena.

        • GreenLadyHere

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

          Uhhh – –I missed the match ’cause I ‘ON’T KNOW what channel it’s on. orrrr ifff I can get it. LOL — -I KNOW-HUH. LOL

          I’ll tryta get the video. :>)

          BUT – – -WE R da MODELS 2 b copied. HAH. :>)

          Good 2 C U. :>)

          • TyrenM

            CBS tomorrow night.

          • GreenLadyHere

            TyrenM – – -LOL Thank U. :>)

            I’m sooo pitiful when it comes 2 the tv channels. :>)

  • Miranda

    Friday, Sep 7, 2012 02:50 PM EDT
    Steve King: It was a compliment to say immigrants are like dogs

    People just can’t take a compliment these days. That’s what Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said last night in defense of his May comment that Americans should be sure to “get the pick of the litter” when selecting which immigrants should become citizens.

    “This American vigor that we have that comes from legal immigrants who came to this country with a dream — we get the cream of the crop of every donor civilization on the planet — and people that can take a compliment and turn it into an insult are not going to be constructive working across the aisle. But that’s what that was, was a compliment,” King said in a radio debate with his campaign challenger Christie Vilsack. ”And everyone who was there that heard that knows that.”

    more here
    http://www.salon.com/2012/09/07/steve_king_it_was_a_compliment_to_say_immigrants_are_like_dogs/

  • Miranda

    Friday, Sep 7, 2012 02:50 PM EDT
    Steve King: It was a compliment to say immigrants are like dogs

    People just can’t take a compliment these days. That’s what Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said last night in defense of his May comment that Americans should be sure to “get the pick of the litter” when selecting which immigrants should become citizens.

    “This American vigor that we have that comes from legal immigrants who came to this country with a dream — we get the cream of the crop of every donor civilization on the planet — and people that can take a compliment and turn it into an insult are not going to be constructive working across the aisle. But that’s what that was, was a compliment,” King said in a radio debate with his campaign challenger Christie Vilsack. ”And everyone who was there that heard that knows that.”

    more here
    http://www.salon.com/2012/09/07/steve_king_it_was_a_compliment_to_say_immigrants_are_like_dogs/

    • cosine

      Well that sums up the GOP ethos: We “should be sure to ‘get the pick of the litter.'”

      • gc

        They epic failed, again.

        • cosine

          Well, they did “pick” Romney – lol

  • MonieTalks

    Found this over at Democratic underground

    http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r589/duadmin/8876149f.jpg

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

      I remember her from last night! That caftan is hot!

      • JojoRaze

        I wish it had a belt and her hair was laid; but it’s alright!

        • Aquagranny911

          A belt would ruin PBO’s pic, going right across his nose. You all here got me so much about hair that I do have to agree her hair really needs some work.

    • GN

      I love it! She looks great (I like her shoes too). Perfect outfit for the occasion; DNC conventiongoers were decked out with some of the best swag available.

    • itgurl_29

      WERK!!!

    • Miranda

      I’m trying to get a good look at the shoes, they look like something I’m gonna covet along with this swaggalicious dress.

      • Aquagranny911

        Okay the shoes are good.

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

    I guess all that twhining (twitter whining) about CNN not inviting him on to discuss the DNC wore RoRo out: http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowldc/morning-chatter-189_b82971

    • Alma98

      LOL!

    • creolechild

      Apparently, begging has a tiring effect on the psyche…

    • trose1

      Ro Ro is wiped out !

  • cosine

    Interesting point:

    The Obama campaign has always made extensive use of social media to reach young voters and media scholar Robert Thompson of Syracuse University said Thursday night’s speech was split up into seven-minute sections that made it ideal for Web distribution.

    “He spoke in segments that are perfect for YouTube,” said Thompson, an expert on television and popular culture at Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. “This was a speech made for use by the Democrats for social media.”

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/07/us-usa-campaign-media-idUSBRE88619220120907

    • itgurl_29

      The Obama campaign thinks of everything. So grateful to have such smart people working for the President.

  • creolechild

    I know they’re trying but seriously…is this the best they could do? (sigh)

    The NAACP just released this web video expose about voter ID:

    • trose1

      NAACP has been lacking for years. There is something about the org that smells.
      Revelations of top donors etc may reveal why they have been lacking.

      • Camille

        They need to clean house starting with Benjamin Jealous. He sucks. Sorry.

        He was so intent on showing up President Obama at first and now he’s just reduced to begging to be included.

        When you are reduced to “collaborating” with Grover fucking Norquist, you’ve lost your freaking mind as far as representing the NAACP is concerned. Actually as far as being a decent, honest human being is concerned.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Carolinagirl – – – -Sorry 2 brang this update: – — –

    — -Zimmerman wants Trayvon Martin’s school records – –

    SAAAAAAA-LAP!!!!

    • Miranda

      Evil demonic spirits. Asking for this child’s school records? Go straight to hell.

      • GreenLadyHere

        miranda – – -I was sick 2 my stomach. —

        THAT —-B**TURD – – – EVIL/VILE – – -RACIST!!- – –

        —-C’MON KARMA!! — -

    • GN

      He’s a deeply sick man, whose gambit to get Judge Lester removed backfired as JL was replaced with an even tougher child advocate, and who is now scrambling. I don’t think that I’ve ever seen a murderer to go to quite these lengths to smear his victim, particularly a victim this young. A nest of trash produced a sewer rat which got its hands on a defenseless child. Don’t be surprised if this subpoena is denied, but the lack of humanity involved in even making this motion has got to be brutal for Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. Deepest sympathies and prayers for them.

      • GreenLadyHere

        GN – — HIS ATTORNEY is EQUALLY EVIL –BUT he has a job 2 do.- – –

        Joinin’ U in PRAYERS. AMEN. – -

    • TyrenM

      I’m no attorney, I just work for them. But wtf school records have to do with the night in question? I get run Trayvon through the mud but damn, aren’t Juvenile records off limits? Fry motherfucker Fry.

      • GreenLadyHere

        TyrenM —-Me either. :>) I my experience as a District Administrator, I frequently had to respond 2 requests 4 school records –4 various reasons.

        In THIS case: The defense would look 4 unfavorable information: – — -attendance; grades; – – -suspensions/expulsions, —school transfers –etc. – —
        Negative entries would go to his character[I laughed when I typed this.]

        It may be difficult for his[TM's] attorney 2 deny the request; BUT he needsta fight. :>)

        – – – -***fist bump*** :>)

      • gc

        Oh for God’s sake. He was a CHILD. His school records pertain to even earlier periods of his life. Z is an ADULT. Which person should be more responsible for his behavior?

    • Aquagranny911

      I think my head is going to explode! When is this disgusting child killer going to trial?

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Aquagranny911 —-***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – – — I KNOW –HUH. – – — -No doubt they R trynta prolong this case so that FACTS [annnd emotions] may FADE with TIME. — –Their strategy is abundantly CLEAR.

        BUT – – – -KARMA — –don’t 4-get!! – — – -TRUST!!

        Good 2 c U. :>)

    • isonprize

      So… here’s my thing. I don’t care if he was a delinquent, smokin’ in the bathroom, cuttin’ 3rd period math class, flirtin’ with all the girls, sullen, mumblin’ Wii playin’ smartass.

      Trayvon Martin did not deserve to get shot down in cold blood while walking back from the store with some snacks.

      • GreenLadyHere

        isonprize – — -***fist bump*** I sooo agree. :>)

        Unfortunately [annnd SADLY]— -a jury may hafta listen 2 his record iff his attorney cain’t keep it out.

        THIS is the HORRIBLE part of the – -adversarial system.

        Annnd conversely —-TM’s attorney can ask 4 the same annnd MORE —-his criminal record.[Z - -has one.] —-

        BUT — -I hope that his attorney’s don’t publicize it. [Keep his strategies out of the paper.] – —

        sorry. :>)

  • creolechild

    I didn’t read the entire article. I just skimmed over it. But I did read the comments. Take a look at what was said…and, no, it won’t make you mad!

    Obama Makes Case for 2nd Term: ‘Harder’ Path to ‘Better Place’

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/07/us/politics/obama-in-democratic-convention-speech-asks-for-more-time.html?_r=2&hp

  • GN

    @TheNewDeal:
    Obama Created 4.6 Million Jobs, 30 Straight Month of Private Sector Job Growth. All With 0 Help from the GOP. #Forward2012 #Obama2012 #p2

  • GreenLadyHere

    carolinagirl – – – THIS tweet: – – – – –

    — – -Watchdog Progressive ‏@Watchdogsniffer

    Romney is NOT traditional job creator; he acquires companies, loads them with debt,mismanages them, declares BK, layoffs,takes remaining $$$
    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin
    – – —

    KEEP PILIN’ ON!! – –HAH!! – — -THEY got YER —“bump” —HAH –

    More like a CRATER. LOL

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

    Strange sign at a Romney rally event: http://instagr.am/p/PSv_Nboebj/

    • Alma98

      You sure it’s not a high school pep rally? This is what happened, somebody said “ooh ooh I know I know let’s spell out Mitt’s name”.

      • GN

        And that’s not even what happened. The campaign wanted it to look as if people got excited and decided to organize Mitt swag in the audience, and the campaign planned the entire thing. It is so striking–they lie about any and everything, big, small, major, minor, doesn’t matter.

        • Alma98

          I think Chris Rock is right. Mitt only has friends because they want to swim in his pool.

    • GN

      omg, about that sign:

      Romnyan’s Director of Special Projects tweeted the “Mitt” audience picture, saying, “Folks at the #MittNashua rally organized themselves in the stands. How cool is this?”

      EXCEPT

      Unbeknownst to him, the Romney camp had already been busted as this had nothing to do with grassroots organizing, as there was an official Romney/Ryan sign for that portion of the seating which stated that audience participation was required to sit there (i.e., the campaign planned and carried out the Mitt sign, and required anyone sitting in that section to participate in it): https://twitter.com/scottwfoster/status/244181665348481024

      Romnyan lie about EVERYTHING. They’re so crazy.

      • Miranda

        That is so sad.

      • conlakappa

        White people carrying Klan-white-and-reddish-orange pieces of paper: is that a good visual?

  • GN

    lol, Tamar Braxton’s DNC timeline from last night is really cute. She got fired up and started tweeting in all caps (she has claimed JoeChainz as her boyfriend and wanted him in a blue tie “to match his blue eyes”); her tweets tickled the hell out of me, here’s one:

    TamarBraxtonHer
    OUR FUTURE IS FILLED WITH HOPE! WE LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND! WE PULL EACH OTHER UP!! *TEARS UP THE HOTEL* *SHOUTING*….#FORWARD2012

    ***************
    Epic convention. DNC2012 organizers did the damn thing.

    • itgurl_29

      She is hilarious!

  • MonieTalks

    Local charities benefit from 8,000 pounds of food leftover from DNC’s cancelled stadium event
    Moving president’s stadium speech meant tons of leftover food for needy
    By Mark Price

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Sixty-five thousand people may have been disappointed by the cancellation of President Barack Obama’s Bank of America Stadium speech Thursday, but Charlotte’s homeless and hungry were celebrating in high style on Friday.

    All the fancy catered food intended for the VIP suites and club rooms at the stadium – and perhaps even for the president himself – was redistributed Friday to local soup kitchens and shelters, via Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

    Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/09/07/3511984/dnc-gives-7500-pounds-of-leftovers.html#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

    • TyrenM

      Obama Cares. No report like this from Tampa. If you find it, let me know. I’ll print a retraction.

      • Aquagranny911

        No left overs. Chris Cristi was there.

        I know, down the hall turn left…..

        • TresL

          LOL!!!

        • edp4bho

          LOL. You are so bad !!

      • conlakappa

        Don’t risk injury holding your breath.

  • trose1

    Dave Weigel made it through the week in NC. He cannot leave without making snide comments. He got pics.

    “Chris Faraone models the painting “Freedom Riders,” which portrays Barack and Michelle Obama leading a team of 13 horse-riding black people — Nelson Mandela, Bob Marley, Tupac Shakur, Huey Newton, etc. My own copy of this was lost somewhere on the way to the airport.”

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/09/07/pictures_of_charlotte_during_the_democratic_occupation_part_two.html

    • nellcote

      Love that poster! and the black history buttons too!

    • rikyrah

      those Black History Buttons rock. I’d get the entire lot and mount them under a plastic case.

  • GN

    @jonathanalter
    Dems mentioned Obama 686 times at DNC vs 213 GOP mentions of Romney at RNC. Dems more disciplined, which is a big change from old party.

    • Miranda

      The Dems finally have someone at the head of the party that knows how to fight SMART as well as HARD

      • nellcote

        With much respect to DWS, it’s often overlooked that EVERY DAMN THING that happened at the DNC went throught PBO and his team.

    • Aquagranny911

      Sis & I were discussing how little real focus that RNC had on their primary candidate compared to how every speech at DNC lead straight to President Obama.

      Sis remarked: “It’s like all those Republicans were saying, “Buy the generic brand, the name brand costs too much.”

      • conlakappa

        Subtext: Say, did we mention that he is white? [insert Ian Richardson's Grey Poupon voice]

  • GN

    We already knew this, but nice to see this point emphasized:

    @DAOWENS44:
    Government job losses hold back hiring gains | theGrio http://bit.ly/QsKFmZ

  • Camille

    Someone needs to gently explain to Ann Romney – mime or draw it if necessary – that the presidency of the United States is not an a la carte menu. You do not get to pick and choose what to discuss or ignore with regard to what affects and burdens it’s citizens.

    The president gets to be the president of ALL Americans, presiding over laws big and small that affect folks on any number of levels – and ALL topics that are important to Americans in their varied forms must be addressed.

    Or at the very least, any candidate running for that highest office in the land must answer ALL questions and must give their opinion on all those matters and issues big and small no matter how inconsequential the candidate deems them important, because we the citizens need to know where you stand on ALL things and if it works for us.

    So Ann, you don’t get to decide what’s important to the citizens and just like with your husband’s taxes, YOU do not get to tell us what YOU will show us as you interview for the highest office of the land presiding over us.

    • cosine

      Yes, yes, yes. WE elect.

    • TyrenM

      Somebody needs to explain to whoever decides to speak on behalf or Romney, including the Candidate himself that you don’t get to pick and choose what people ask you. And what you’ll answer.

      Campaign handlers = Thieves.

      • GreenLadyHere

        TyrenM – – — -***fist bump*** on da HANDLERS. :>)

        $$$ YES PEOPLE – -grifters!! — –WHOEVA THEY R. – – —

        He actually hasn’t been able 2 keep a STABLE—FULL –I mean consistent staff since —DAY 1. LOL

    • nellcote

      I hope she keeps doing these bitchy interviews. Let people see the REAL Miss Ann.

      • GreenLadyHere

        nellcote — -***fist bump*** – – – – -She feelin’ her “OATS” [horse] NOW. HAH!

        LAWD – -I wish she would campaign in a BLAH women’s group.! – —- —-Her WIG would — -LITERALLY B SNATCHED!! LOL —

        –BRANG HER DOWN — -B4 –the ELECTION. – – -

        • nellcote

          Oh hell yeah, put Miss Ann in charge of minority outreach! I want to see her on stage with Allen West.

    • gc

      I love your comments, Camille

      • Camille

        I love yours too GC.

        I am so, so grateful for this wonderful place where I can come to vent, decompress and share. It has been the most effective sanity support for these weird and wicked times.

        As cathartic as it’s been, I do have to periodically apologize to everyone for the times I have completely gone overboard – off color language, uncharitable sentiments and all.

    • TyrenM

      Camille’s in the building! Not her IPAD alter ego. Much love.

      • Camille

        LOL TyrenM.

        I was still using my iPad (hence the (auto correct) it’s instead of its.)

        The “Camikke” thing does freak me out. A rather sinister KKK (short a K) vibe about it I think.

    • Aquagranny911

      Dang! I wish I could like this 1000 times! Did you see that pancake interview they did with Chris Wallace? She kept talking about “When WE are elected…When WE are in the White House….”

      My thought was: Bitch (no apology) you ain’t running for president!

      She is a real disgusting piece of work. I’m coming to despise the bitch more than I do her sorry husband.

      • Camille

        Dear AG, confession for you and ten Hail Mary’s as penance.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY SisCamille —- ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – – –***fist bump** – – — missy RAFALCA -appears 2 B less bright than her horse. At LEAST it could B TAUGHT 2 DANCE!! :>)

      — ON DA REALZ: – – -SHE appears 2 B DELUSIONAL enuff that she believes that they have a CHANCE. geesh.
      Her -“SMARMY-SPEAK” – — is a turn-off 2 ’bout 99% of people.

      — Sooo – – -WHEN does she plan 2 C that she cain’t buy this race. – –NEVAMIND!! – –LOL ***shakin’ my head***

      Thank the interviewer 4 – -EXPOSING her. HAH

      She’s sooo USTA ORDERING the “hired help” around that she thought that she could do that with him!! – – – –

      Cain’t wait till she get’s with someone who will send her outta the INTERVIEW ROOM – – – -IN TEARS!!. LOL.

      Good 2 C U. SisCamille. :>)

      • Camille

        Hey Sis!

        Tsk, tsk at Ann Romney. But we’ve got to be gentle with her or else she’ll fall back to her default victim position and soon be having another interview to share about how the “stress” triggered another fake M.S flare up.

        The debates are coming up and we don’t want Mitt Romney dropping out pleading Ann’s M.S flare up and needing to be at her side.

        • GreenLadyHere

          SisCamille – — -Interestingly enuff – —-SHE rarely [iff eva] speaks about that. Hmmm. . .

          Maybe she is waitin’ 4 that need 4 a – — -SYMPATHETIC MOMENT. -umph! –

  • MonieTalks

    OMG..spread this shameful behavior far and wide.

    Feds tell Florida to stop warehousing disabled kids or it will sue the state

    Florida health and disability administrators have been systematically dumping sick and disabled children — some of them babies — in nursing homes designed to care for elders, in violation of the youngsters’ civil rights, the U.S. Justice Department says.

    Hundreds of Florida children are spending their formative years in hospital-like institutions, sometimes growing up in the equivalent of hospital rooms with virtually no education or socialization, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division wrote in a 22-page letter to Attorney General Pam Bondi. Bondi’s office is defending the state against a previously filed lawsuit that claims the institutionalization of children violates federal law.

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/09/06/2988594/feds-slam-florida-for-warehousing.html#storylink=cpy

    • Alma98

      I just know Rick Scott is involved in this abomination somewhere somehow. This sounds like stuff they did long ago. I hope somebody’s going to jail too, shameful!

    • Miranda

      Jesus..these are just evil people.

    • Aquagranny911

      Sick & disgusting! Cui bono? Do any of Gov Scott’s relatives have an investment in these nursing homes?

      • conlakappa

        Given his own medical business and history of fraud, I wouldn’t be surprised if he does.

        • nellcote

          or they’re in his wife’s name.

          As a known medicare thief, I still don’t understand how he was ever elected in the first place.

          • Aquagranny911

            I don’t understand that either & I don’t know why his ass isn’t sitting in jail. I’m so sick of these goatfiggers & I would so like to smack the caca out of the ignorant gits who vote for them.

    • isonprize

      i can’t

    • rikyrah

      these are evil mofos

  • TyrenM

    Nina Turner getting it in… Some folks are too cool, calm and collected. If somebody was robbing your house would you sit there? Husted writing a check his ass can’t cash

    • nellcote

      Everytime I see her I feel like a political star has been born. Love her! And because I’m trivial that way, I loved her top today. too. again.

    • rikyrah

      just saw her on my tivo…she never fails to make me smile

      • Camille

        I admire her and appreciate her efforts so much especially in these times where many run away from everything that doesn’t have to do with attacking or back-biting President Obama for airtime and dubious donors.

        I particularly love that she is so passionate and selflessly focused on such an important issue.

        We sure could use more non-self-serving Democrats like her. She really is a keeper.
        God bless her!

  • GreenLadyHere

    carolinagirl – -UH. OH! Sen. Sista NINA TURNER is –NOT a HAPPY CAMPER.! — – -LOL -2 thangs:

    –☻ –Ifff your hair is on fire —U needta ACT like your hair is on fire. LOL
    – -☻ Somebody’s writing a check that their BEHIND cain’t cash. LOL.

    I’ll ge the video when available. LOL

  • TyrenM

    Big up to Minnesota Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe going in against discrimination (Marriage Amendment) in state Constitution. I’m no Viqueens fan but I like that in him.

    • MsKitty

      I saw his letter against the legislator. Verbal smackdown on an epic level.

  • GreenLadyHere

    carolinagirl – – Good news 4 him – – – —

    Rep. Jesse Jackson out of clinic for bipolar depression treatment – – –

    – –ep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has checked out of the Mayo Clinic, where he was being treated for bipolar depression, and is now back in Washington with his family, his chief of staff said Friday.

    The 47-year-old Jackson had not been on Capitol Hill since late May.

    – – -SNIP — –

    Asked whether Jackson will return to work when Congress returns from recess on Monday, Bryant said, “We hope.”

    Continuin’ 2 PRAY 4 him/family. – – -

  • Miranda

    This has the makings of a really good movie. Anyone been keeping up with this congressman’s shady dealings in South Florida? He used to be a loud mouth rethug, but he’s been real quiet lately.

    In FBI probe, Rep. David Rivera’s pal goes on lam, has computer seized.

    A political consultant and friend of Congressman David Rivera was supposed to talk to FBI agents about a suspicious campaign tied to the two of them. But she has since disappeared.

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/09/07/2989814/key-witness-fails-to-appear-in.html#morer#storylink=cpy

    • Aquagranny911

      Check the local swamps. I put nothing past these goatfiggers.

      • Miranda

        Just what I was thinking too.

        • Eldoradogold

          Swamps of Cuba, perhaps

      • sagittarius

        If she’s in the swamps, she’s alligator food. Nothing will be found.

        • nellcote

          or one of those big ass pythons that roam there these days.

      • http://twitter.com/layellderoe Layell Deroe

        He may have *allegedly* learned a lesson from Joe Scarborough. Don’t leave the body in plain sight.

    • Camille

      Next stop for the FBI ought to be that slimy creep Ted Cruz in Texas.

      Something smells awfully rotten with that guy, and something tells me Ted Cruz’s political career will be very short-lived and he’ll be back selling used cars in some obscure Texas town in no time.

  • GreenLadyHere

    carolinagirl – – -[Apologies: Was this VIDEO posted?] – —

    – — -Ann Romney on the economy, gay marriage and birth control

    YA KNOW — –SHE is HIS CLONE. — -BOTH – –DIPSTICKS!! — -geesh!

    • Camille

      Ann Romney has no problem publicly and without being asked, volunteering information about her miscarriage at 40 years old after having 5 children already.

      But demurs when asked her and her husband’s stance on women’s health.

      Ok then. I’m eager to see how she and Mitt plan to get anywhere near White House.

      Sorry Ann, the White House and its private residence already taken. Deal it with it.

  • Miranda

    The teathugs heads are exploding

    DC Comics introduces new Muslim superhero

    Green was the favorite color of Islam’s founder Prophet Muhammad, so it seems fitting that the world’s latest Muslim superhero has joined the small but diverse circle of superheroes who’ve worn the Green Lantern ring.

    American comics giant DC Comics introduced Simon Baz to readers Wednesday (Sep. 5) in a special issue explaining the character’s origins. Baz is a Lebanese American from Dearborn, Mich., like his maker, DC creative director Geoff Johns, who weaves stories that Muslims, Arabs, and other Americans can relate to into the heroic plot.

    more here
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/dc-comics-introduces-new-muslim-superhero/2012/09/07/b676b508-f929-11e1-a93b-7185e3f88849_story.html?wprss=rss_social-nation-headlines&Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost

  • GreenLadyHere

    carolinagirl — –Ooooweeee$$$ – — –I ain’t mad at him. :>) – — –

    – – –Tiger Woods: Golf’s First $100 Million Man – – –

    – – – – New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has signed two $200 million contracts during his career, earning $275 million from his present employer after getting $252 million from the Texas Rangers. Kobe Bryant has cashed Los Angeles Lakers paychecks worth $221 million thus far, with another $27.8 due next season. Ferrari once paid Finnish driver Kimi Räikkönen $153 million to race its cars for three years.

    But a PGA Tour golfer reaching nine figures in career earnings was unprecedented … until Monday. It’s fitting that Tiger Woods is the first to pass the mark, because he’s the main reason prize money has risen so drastically since he debuted as a pro.

    “It just means that I’ve come along at the right time,” Woods said Wednesday, on the eve of the BMW Championship. “We’ve had purse increases. Sam Snead won more tournaments than I did, and obviously he didn’t make the money that I did, just because it was a different era. I think, all that said, I’m not opposed to it.”

    No one on the tour should mind, either, even though Woods’ presence tends to overshadow everyone else and whole tournaments at times.

    Hmmmmm. . wonder what that amount is EQUIVALENT 2 -in – —

    – – – -CABLANESIAN MONEY??? — – – -LOL – Jus’ axin… — –

    • sagittarius

      With this news, they fixin’ to go after him AGAIN. Hope he’s better prepared this time.

      • GreenLadyHere

        sattarius. —-***BIG HUG*** — –

        I KNOW -HUH. —BUT —he betta KEEP it 2-gether. :>)

        Good 2 c U. :>)

      • Admiral_Komack

        Homeboy better have enough sense to password protect his phone.

  • Alma98
    • Aquagranny911

      Great share!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Alma98 – — -Thank U. He has a scientific –curious mind. :>)

      • Alma98

        Yes he does GLH, it’s nice have a president who is curious and loves science.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Alma – – — **fist bump*** — —That’s WHYCOME he STRESSES his S.T.E.M.S Program. :>) –

          He’s SUCH a WINNER!! :>) – –THIS country annnd the WORLD – is BLESSED. :>)

      • nellcote

        Love that he has a science fair right in the WH. He was too funny when that kid brought his marshmallow cannon. He could hardly wait to shoot them in the East Room.

        • GreenLadyHere

          nellcote – –I KNOW —HUH. – – -Still has

          – -“the KID” –in him. LOL – — -VERY SPECIAL :>)

        • Aquagranny911

          I loved that! As much as PBO adores his daughters I think he might really enjoy a son as well. I hope I’m not being sexist but boys just think in different ways than girls. Hubby loves his daughters but he has a special bond with our son. Sometimes we women look at the two of them like they came from an alien planet. But it is fun to see them get all up in some boy stuff.

  • nellcote

    First Read: “Last week, the consensus was that Mitt Romney gave a good speech for Romney… Today, some are judging Obama on not meeting the height of past speeches, as well as this week’s other addresses by Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton. But when you compare Romney’s speech with Obama’s and the GOP convention vs. the Dem convention, it’s easy to conclude that Obama and the Democrats won the past two weeks. Indeed, maybe the best way to judge the Democratic convention isn’t by Obama’s speech last night but rather by the whole three days. You saw the building up of Obama the man by Michelle; the contrast and the economic narrative from Bill Clinton; and the way forward from Obama. Another way to look at it — Michelle put down the building blocks, Clinton put up the walls, and Obama put on the roof. Beyond a concerted effort to make Romney more likeable, you didn’t see the same thing last week in Tampa.”

    “And now we head to the post-convention polls, and perhaps the best way to look at any bounce isn’t by the head-to-head numbers, but rather by what each side set out to do. So for Romney, let’s look to see if his favorability numbers increase. And for Obama, let’s see if those enthusiasm/interest numbers go up.”

  • GreenLadyHere

    carolinagirl — – -EVERY EFFORT HELPS — -Woo! Hoo! – —

    – –NAACP, black Baptists launch voter education drive – – –

    — – -The NAACP and several of the nation’s leading African-American Baptist organizations have launched a voter education effort leading up to the November election.

    The campaign, announced Wednesday in Atlanta, is called “This is My Vote!”

    Organizers said the drive comes in response to a wave of ballot access laws enacted across the country. The NAACP argues the laws place considerable burdens on poor and minority voters. Some of those citizens, they say, do not have government-issued IDs and may have trouble gathering the documentation to get them.

    – – FIRED UP! – — -GOTV- -012!! - -

  • gc

    Hi – I just watched the video. These guys are htsterical! Thx so much – will start watching!

  • GN

    VMA suffered from a move to a weeknight…and having to compete with the DNC:

    @biebscyrusarmy:
    MTV VMA viewers ratings collapse, falling 50 percent this year. It averaged 6.1M viewers, which is around half (12.4M) last year. Welp.
    ******************
    I feel bad for whomever made this scheduling decision way in advance only to discover that they were competing with PBO’s reelection convention (which is actually at least for me, even more special than 2008 and was Obamabot catnip; not sure I’ll see a convention as special as DNC2012 again actually).

    • Camille

      Serves them right in my opinion.

      They should have moved it, but chose to see if they go up against President Obama – and it backfired.

    • malletgirl02

      Imagine that a political convention doing better against a music awards show. Amazing!.

  • GN

    And this is why I can’t trust the national media; all day I’ve been reading about “disappointment”–why does a political campaign have to put the jobs numbers in context; why is it that people who deal with information for a LIVING did not perform this analysis?

    @Mattison
    @davidaxelrod FACT: 96,000 Private Sector Jobs Is BEST August Jobs Number Since 2006 -Bureau of Labor Statistics http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/CES0000000001?output_view=net_1mth

    ***************

    So tired of being misled by the national media; can’t trust them for anything.

    • Camille

      Amen GN, I am so sick of the lies and deliberate attempts to deceive and mislead by the media.

      It is shameful!

      There was no reason for the American people to hear what should have been basic truths about the economy and jobs from Bill Clinton.

      If the media had been doing their jobs, the American people would have had this information ages ago.

      But instead the media stand shamelessly shirking their responsibilities preferring instead to preen, shuck and clown for their corporate owners and the highest bidders, self-servingly seek out ways to elevate their profiles and line their pockets by destroying our hard won democracy and our imperfect and fragile union.

  • Aquagranny911

    I’ve just been thinking….Please President Obama….Please come talk to us again in Arizona. We will lock our nasty Governor up before your plane lands & you will be greeted with real courtesy….Please come to see us. I want to give you all our electoral votes. We have more than Colorado. Please Mr President give us another chance.

    I am so dang jealous how many times our PBO has gone to Iowa, Colorado etc

    • nellcote

      Yeah, I hate how it’s been narrowed down to “swing” states. That’s why the 08 primary was so amazing, they hit nearly every state.

      On the other hand, in NCali we haven’t been subjected to very many hateful ads on the teevee.

      • Aquagranny911

        Same here & some of those ads are nasty from what I have seen & heard. But sniff, sniff I’m feeling sad that we can’t get PBO to visit here again. I do understand why he wouldn’t want to after Brewer stuck her bony finger in his nose but I have a big sad anyway and we could swing way better than Colorado. We have 14 electoral votes to their 8.

        Oh well, maybe he will visit AZ after he wins the election.

  • GreenLadyHere

    carolinagirl – -O/T– APPARENTLY – – -her – -“SEAT BELT DIET” — WORKED —

    — – -Seatbelt Traffic Ticket Spurs Woman To Lose 200 Pounds! – – –

    – – – – –Jeanette Colantonio (pictured before and after) weighed in at 408 pounds when she was pulled over by a Summerville, S.C., patrolman in March of last year for not wearing a seatbelt.

    Though, she had not buckled up in years because the size of her girth would not allow her to do so. Instead of being angry at the officer who gave her the summons, she wanted to find and thank him for saving her life.Colantonio says the summons was a wake up call for her and a grand motivator that inspired her to lose 200 pounds reports WBTV.

    – —GOOD on U – –SISTSGUURRRLLL – –Lookin’ GOOD! :>) — –

  • isonprize

    Key & Peele is STOOOPID.

    I lost it when he swung his foot OVER PBO’s head.

  • GreenLadyHere

    carolinagirl – — -2 FUNNY – – – -DESPERATE DECEIVER!! – —

    —–Mitt Romney Tries To Bribe College Students To Attend His Iowa Rally - – –

    – – – – -The Romney campaign was so desperate to get students to attend an on campus rally at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa that they were giving away a foam Mitt or ball to the first 1,000 attendees.

    Here is the press release announcing the event,

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will hold a rally in Orange City Friday, Sept. 7, beginning at noon (note time change from the Romney campaign) in Northwestern College’s Bultman Center gym.

    Tickets are required and available free at the Northwestern College Rowenhorst Student Center front desk starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5.
    — – — – -SNIP- – —
    Doors open for the Friday event at 10 a.m.; guests should enter through the Bultman Center’s main doors and allow enough time to pass through security before entering the arena. The first 1,000 attendees will receive a limited edition Mitt Romney foam mitt or baseball

    Mitt Romney is so desperate to make it appear that young voters support him that he is literally doing stadium style giveaways in order to get people to attend.

    Judging by who the campaign picked to be in the crowd shot behind Romney, their giveaway didn’t work.

    — –BWAHAHA – – – – -THE PICS — -WORTH a THOUSAND WORDS. – -

    • nellcote

      I wonder if they’re gonna do Rmoney/Ryan bobbleheads. I’d like one of those LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    carolinagirl – —– – – -COMMENT- – :>)

    – –zimzones@hotmail.com·
    Some reasons I’m better off than I was 4 years ago…

    1. We have a President that actually speaks coherently.
    2. Said President pulled us out of former President’s wet dream. (Iraq.)
    3. Detroit automakers had the best year of sales in a long, long time. (Robo Romnoid wanted to let GM file bankruptcy.)
    4. America has health care reform. Modest reform yes, but reform just the same.
    5. 4 years of Republican obstructionism, lies & stupidity have exposed them to the public.
    6. Bin Laden’s dead.
    7. John McCain & the Harebrain ARE NOT President & VP.
    8. I’ve had 3 substantial salary increases in the past 4 years.
    9. I managed to pay off my mortgage this year.
    10. We’re NOT paying $700,000,000.00 billion to rogue vulture capitalists. Again.
    – — Some GOOD ones. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

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