May 1, 2017

Friday Open Thread: African American Playwrights

 

George C. Wolfe grew up in Frankfort, Kentucky and began to pursue his interest in the dramatic arts while still in grade school. At Frankfort High School, Wolfe directed and performed in several plays and wrote poetry and prose for his high school literary journal.The actor, playwright and director received a BA in Directing from Pomona College in Claremont, California.

After graduation, Wolfe taught at the Inner-City Cultural Center in Los Angeles for several years before moving to New York, where he earned his MFA in dramatic writing and musical theater at New York University.

Wolfe’s first off-Broadway productions, the musical Paradise and the play The Colored Museum, were met with mixed reviews. It wasn’t until his 1991 production, Jelly’s Last Jam, a musical about jazz musician Jazz Roll Morton, that Wolfe received national notice. Jelly’s Last Jam received 11 Tony nominations. Wolfe’s first Tony Award came just two years later with Angels in America: Millennium Approaches.

From 1993 to 2004, Wolfe served as the Artistic Director and producer for the New York Shakespeare Festival. In 1996, he created the musical Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, a combination of tap and music which earned him his second Tony Award.

Although Wolfe made the decision to pursue film direction in 2004, he kept his hand in theater. He directed such plays as Tony Kushner’s Caroline, or Change, Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog, and a new translation of Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, starring Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and Austin Pendleton.

Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed is a musical with a score by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle and a libretto by George C. Wolfe, based on the original book of the 1921 musical revue Shuffle Along. The story focuses on the challenges of mounting the original production of Shuffle Along and its effect on Broadway and race relations.

The musical played on Broadway in 2016 and starred Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter. The initial critical response was mostly positive, with special praise from many critics for McDonald’s performance. The production was nominated for ten Tony Awards but did not win any; it won four Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical. Shuffle Along closed on July 24, 2016 after 38 previews and 100 regular performances.

 

  • Miranda
  • Miranda

    Morning! and TGIF!

    • rikyrah

      Morning Miranda

  • Miranda

    To sum it up…one can read, one cannot.
    https://twitter.com/arappeport/status/842585503065034752

    • MsKitty

      Listen…

      John Ed Baker‏ @JohnEdwardBake1 9 hours ago
      @arappeport For 8 years, I never took a day for granted. Our leader was elegant in thought & spoke to us as peers.

      Now I drink whiskey.

    • jds09

      Hence the one page briefings with pictures. #WartonTranscriptsPlease

  • BoomerGal

    Tillerson says ‘all options are on the table’ when it comes to North Korea

    Source: The Washington Post

    By Anna Fifield March 17 at 6:52 AM

    TOKYO ­— The Trump administration gave its clearest signal yet that it would consider taking military action against North Korea, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson saying Friday that “all options are on the table” to deter the threat from Pyongyang.

    Tensions are running high in northeast Asia, with North Korea making observable progress toward its goal of building a missile that could reach the United States mainland and China incensed over South Korea’s decision to deploy an American antimissile battery.

    Tillerson’s remarks, ruling out diplomatic talks and leaving the door open to military action, will fuel fears in the region that the Trump administration is seriously considering what are euphemistically called “kinetic” options in Washington.

    “Let me be very clear: the policy of strategic patience has ended,” Tillerson said at a news conference in Seoul with Yun Byung-se, the South Korean foreign minister. He was referring to the Obama administration policy of trying to wait North Korea out, hoping that sanctions would prove so crippling that Pyongyang would have no choice but to return to de-nuclearization negotiations.

    Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/tillerson-says-all-options-are-on-the-table-when-it-comes-to-north-korea/2017/03/17/e6b3e64e-0a83-11e7-bd19-fd3afa0f7e2a_story.html?utm_term=.77d512ca5de5&wpisrc=al_alert-COMBO-world%252Bnation&wpmk=1

    • Miranda

      Vietnam will be child’s play.

      • MsKitty

        My friend’s son who is in the Navy is currently stationed in that part of the world. Needless to say, his parents have been on pins and needles for weeks now.

        • jds09

          My prayers are with them.

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, POU!

    • rikyrah

      Morning BoomerG

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, rikyrah

    • MsKitty

      Morning BoomerGal

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, MsKitty

  • Miranda

    Somebody got told “keep our mutha******** name OUT YO MOUTH

    https://twitter.com/Acosta/status/842708822246547456

    • conlakappa

      The water was already chummed though. It’s on the cover of the current National Enquirer so the legitimate press, such that it is, won’t be reporting the non-story but the sensationalist press will continue to the point that it hardens in the minds of deplorables. Mission accomplished!

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

  • BoomerGal

    Rex Tillerson Rejects Talks With North Korea on Nuclear Program

    DAVID E. SANGER MARCH 17, 2017

    SEOUL, South Korea — Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson ruled out on Friday opening any negotiation with North Korea to freeze its nuclear and missile programs and said for the first time that the Trump administration might be forced to take pre-emptive action “if they elevate the threat of their weapons program” to an unacceptable level.

    Mr. Tillerson’s comments in Seoul, a day before he travels to Beijing to meet Chinese leaders, explicitly rejected any return to the bargaining table in an effort to buy time by halting North Korea’s accelerating testing program. The country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, said on New Year’s Day that North Korea was in the “final stage” of preparation for the first launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the United States.

    The secretary of state’s comments were the Trump administration’s first public hint at the options being considered, and they made clear that none involved a negotiated settlement or waiting for the North Korean government to collapse.

    “The policy of strategic patience has ended,” Mr. Tillerson said, a reference to the term used by the Obama administration to describe a policy of waiting out the North Koreans, while gradually ratcheting up sanctions and covert action.

    more
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/world/asia/rex-tillerson-north-korea-nuclear.html?emc=edit_na_20170317&nl=breaking-news&nlid=57435284&ref=headline

  • Miranda

    FATIGUE?!?!?!? He’s Tired?!?!?
    Nick Riccardi‏ @NickRiccardi 36m36 minutes ago
    Maybe this isnt true but the US government decided not to bring the press corps on this trip so we have to rely on other countries’ reports
    https://twitter.com/GlennKesslerWP/status/842700142692241408

    • conlakappa

      When one is a septuagenarian and appoints a bunch of other septuagenarians…

      • goldenstar

        Amazing that John Kerry is way older and is in way better shape so he could participate in the marathon of being SOS. HRC, also.

        • conlakappa

          True. I should say if one is an unhealthy… Kerry is active. Those guys look like their biggest stretch is for the remote.

    • aleth

      Putin told him. US will take out NK

    • jds09

      Just look at his expression, Tillerson doesn’t know what hit him. Those master-of-the-universe types aren’t the bad asses they think they are.

      • conlakappa

        Nope. They have all those minions taking care of them in the corporate world.

  • edp4bho

    Morning POU. Anybody read this in Playboy about “regretful Trump voters”? Says everything POU has been on since day one.

    http://www.playboy.com/articles/life-in-a-purple-state

    • Miranda

      All of these articles have the same goal: to garner sympathy for these people. I have none.

    • MsKitty

      Morning edp4bho

    • nathkatun7

      I don’t give a fu*k about their regrets. These are adults. Besides, they were repeatedly warned about this ill-prepared and very narcissistic man, but they ignored the warnings and voted for him.

  • Miranda

    SMDH….all normal protocols have been abandoned entirely.
    https://twitter.com/DanaHoule/status/842742325369540608

    • MsKitty

      Trifling

      • conlakappa

        Certainly a way to smooth things over–send your errand boy!

  • Miranda

    Trump has no idea what’s being said, he will find out later that he was basically being cussed out right here.
    https://twitter.com/malonebarry/status/842712911076343809

    Tracy Clayton@brokeymcpoverty
    this could only be better if he looked at trump at the end and said ‘….bitch.’

    Jesse Berney‏Verified account @jesseberney
    This is just an AMAZING rebuke.

    • conlakappa

      NY Times headline, which was among the links that popped up when I clicked on Google doodle

      Irish Premier Uses
      St. Patrick’s Day
      Ritual to Lecture
      Trump on Immigration

      • edp4bho

        Recall how rethugs delighted in Uncle Ben attacking PBO on the ACA during that prayer breakfast? Karma is too slow for me, but it does deal beautifully !

  • rikyrah

    Just another note on Meals on Wheels. When signing up,the Senior has to put a contact person down on the form. When the driver is unable to contact the Senior, that person is contacted. It’s not just about food. Those are also well-being checks.

    • Miranda

      Well seeing as they aren’t pulling their weight and producing revenue, I think the goal is to speed up their departures from this life.

  • Miranda

    Oh well……………..
    ——————
    Trump’s budget cuts hit his base — rural voters
    MARCH 16, 2017

    WASHINGTON — Some of the biggest losers in President Trump’s proposed budget are the rural communities that fueled his stunning White House victory.

    Funding that keeps rural airports open, grants that help build rural water and sewer projects, and money for long-distance Amtrak lines that serve rural communities would all disappear under Trump’s budget blueprint released Thursday.

    Trump also wants to kill the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which helps people, including seniors on fixed incomes and the working poor, to pay their heating bills. It’s a particularly prized resource in New England, with its brutal winters.

    Also on the chopping block: funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission, which seeks to boost economic development in a region that strongly supported Trump. Into the dustbin, too, would go the US Chemical Safety Board, an agency that has open investigations in Mississippi, Florida, Texas, and Kansas, and last September wrapped up a probe of a West Virginia chemical spill that left more than 300,000 people without usable water for a time.

    more here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2017/03/16/trump-budget-slashes-billions-from-rural-programs/bP8BKIdo5uSG5UkwD2ylOO/story.html

  • MsKitty

    Morning rikyrah

  • Miranda
  • jziglar

    I don’t know who I despise more. The white people who support Trump or the small amount of black people who support him and make excuses for him. “He is going to do more for black people than Obama ever did” Right? Well look at his budget. The guy doesn’t care about anybody but himself and the few cronies around him. I can’t believe you have black people who believe that this man after all the racist incidents would do anything for black people.

    • BoomerGal

      Reminds me of what Killer Mike said. “Stop expecting the people who hate you, to do right by you.”

    • jds09

      What drives me crazy is how this small percentage of crazy black folks’ opinions get amplified and elevated in the discourse. Seriously, these folks are in the single digits.

    • rikyrah

      The Coons.

      • edp4bho

        Substitute Matthews 26:11 “the poor will always be with us” to “the coons will FOREVER be with us”.

  • jds09

    Good morning POU Fam!

    • MsKitty

      Morning jds

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, jds!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ jds 09. :>) — -**BIG –Cali- – -HUG** :>)

      Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

    • Alma98

      Good morning jds!

    • rikyrah

      Morning jds

  • Miranda

    COLIN KAEPERNICK SENTENCED TO NFL LIMBO FOR THE CRIME OF SPEAKING HIS MIND
    March 17, 2017

    It’s more than a week into free agency and Colin Kaepernick is still unemployed. Remember, this is a quarterback who played in the Super Bowl only four years ago, yet now it appears he can’t get a look from teams. So I set out to discover, once and for all, what teams think of the 29-year-old former Niner.

    “He can still play at a high level,” one AFC general manager said. “The problem is three things are happening with him.

    “First, some teams genuinely believe that he can’t play. They think he’s shot. I’d put that number around 20 percent.

    “Second, some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him. They think there might be protests or [President Donald] Trump will tweet about the team. I’d say that number is around 10 percent. Then there’s another 10 percent that has a mix of those feelings.

    “Third, the rest genuinely hate him and can’t stand what he did [kneeling for the national anthem]. They want nothing to do with him. They won’t move on. They think showing no interest is a form of punishment. I think some teams also want to use Kaepernick as a cautionary tale to stop other players in the future from doing what he did.”

    When I spoke to a handful of executives at the combine a few weeks ago, one even called him “an embarrassment to football.”

    For the moment, the interest in Kaepernick is slim, and that’s putting it kindly.

    more here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2698098-colin-kaepernick-sentenced-to-nfl-limbo-for-the-crime-of-speaking-his-mind

    • MsKitty

      I think Kaepernick knew going in that he might be blacklisted. But he has a cool 13 million in his most recent contract, so he’ll land on his feet. IIRC there was an article a while back that he was looking into graduate schools.

      • lamh

        i hope he goes into sports law or advocacy or even politics

    • Kennymack1971

      This is some bullshit but I can’t say I’m surprised. Teams like the Texans with garbage QBs won’t kick the tires on Kap but will sign broken down Tony Romo once he’s released (get it over with Jerry)

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ miranda♥ :>)- – -**BIG HUG** :>)

      SADLY, the NFL is playin’/messin’ with a fine player. BUT- -HE KNOWS the pathway for his life. :>) Annnd His ACTIVISM annnd HUMANITARIANISM– – are viable qualities/pursuits. :>)

      He will B alright. :>)- — BLESSINGS♥ 2 him. :>)

      B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • lamh

      Doesn’t matter unless people who actually follow and care bout football actually stopped watching and supporting NFL.

      But of course we all know diehard football fans won’t

      it’s why the NFL gets away with so much!

      Whos your favorite team? You planning on giving em up in protest?

    • goldenstar

      Really a sport that black bodies perform for white people who control.

    • Alma98

      Yes they’re making an example of him in order to control other black men. smh

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family. Don’t know how many more times I’ll get to say that with Dolt 45 saber rattling with North Korea and China on Twitter. Good lord we are in trouble man.

    • rikyrah

      Morning KennyM

    • Alma98

      Morning kennymack, ICAM.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ Kennymack1971. :>)– – -**BIG HUG** :>)

      U Brangin’ TRUTH. . **smh** —

      B BLESSED♥–:>) Continue your SLAYIN’. . .Tweets. . :>)

  • Miranda

    So not only did Tillerson leave early…he didn’t have dinner with South Korean officials because he was tired……..SMDH
    ——————-
    Yaroslav Trofimov‏@yarotrof
    South Korean officials say Tillerson also declined to dine with the country’s leaders because of his “fatigue.”

    • MsKitty

      These people truly are trifling and lack any kind of home training.

      Can you imagine the reaction from the GOP if Hillary or John Kerry did this?

      • goldenstar

        Could be possible that he’s truly not physically able to fulfill the responsibilities of this job…as Kerry and Clinton. Kerry is almost 10 years older…

      • rikyrah

        No.home.training.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Morntin’ alma- – ☺http://mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Animated-Blue-Bird-Hello-Reaction-Gif.gif

    **BIG HUG** :>)- – -How R U annnd your weather? :>)

    Have a BLESSED Day♥ U♥/Mom♥Family♥/DAUGHTER♥ :>)

  • MsKitty

    Morning Alma

    • Alma98

      Morning Mskitty

  • jds09

    I wonder when a GOPer is gonna crack and tell the truth about these budget cuts. Over the years I’ve read some stuff from their world and they truly believe that they’re compassionate. This is some tough love that they’re giving America because the “Godly” way is:

    1. Churches should be doing all government social services, if the government stops the pews will fill back up

    2. Women shouldn’t be working anyway, if they behaved properly they would be at home (no afterschool programs needed) cooking regularly (no need for soup kitchens, meal-on;wheels and school lunch programs)

    3. White men who are genetically superior would rightfully be in charge and would instinctively know the right thing to do (or God would tell them like Solomon) so no government data needs to be collected.

    4. The world is for the White man to do as he pleases, so global warming or drilling anywhere is not an issue

    This budget is love people! They’re just putting America back on track.

    • MsKitty

      2a. (White) women need to be home so they can have more babies, so this country isn’t taken over by those uncivilized Black and Brown people.

    • Miranda

      And they honestly believe black people are supposed to be happy slaves, afterall our dark skin is because we were cursed or something like that.

    • rikyrah

      It is infuriating to listen to their reasoning, but this is who they are. Nowhere to hide

  • Miranda
    • rikyrah

      Suckers

    • Kennymack1971

      Didn’t even get $200 on the dresser…pitiful.

      • MsKitty

        And had to pay for the cab to take them home.

        • conlakappa

          Oh, he called them an Uber. Well, they had to share an Uber!

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – — USED annnd PLAYED- –annnd
      — – –☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5QGkOGZubQ

      NOW WHERE Have we seen THIS B4??- –**SMH**- –

      Annnd NOT EVEN a –http://www.grubbugs.com/images/2pcSideBiscuit.jpg

      — — P-I-T-I-F-U-L!!!!!!

    • Town

      “The Black Guy Who Tips” podcast was arguing up and down why these HBCU presidents HAD to go hat in hand to Trump to get the money because we aren’t giving these institutions money. And while I understand where they were coming from, Trump is a WHOLE DIFFERENT KIND OF PRESIDENT than all the rest of them. You could go hat in hand to Bush or Reagan or Nixon or whoever and not be played like they were played by Trump. I wonder what TBGWT podcast thinks NOW that the HBCUs shuffled & jigged for Trump in the hope they would get some money but ended up getting stiffed?

      This administration doesn’t like black people and don’t even know what an HBCU is or why they were formed so why were they expecting Trump to break them off some money?

      All these HBCU presidents were on that “That nigga Obama ain’t do SHIT for black folks, this white man Trump gone break us off some money” tip and they got played. The only HBCU that’s going to end up getting any significant money will be Howard and that’s because of Omarosa.

      Congratulations, you played yourselves!

      • Kennymack1971

        All.Of.This.

        Once again, Town breaks it down.

      • And doesn’t Howard get the most anyway?

        • Miranda

          Yep and always has.

      • jziglar

        Trump is screwing over white people who come from areas that voted for him by a lot. So why would these idiots think he would give a damn about black people? SMH!

    • Lisa M

      Whaaattt!!?!? Noooo!!! Reallly!!! Who knew they would just be used for a photo op? Uggghhh!!

    • I wonder what Johnny Taylor, Jarret Carter and Lauren Burke got to say now? They swore Trump would do better for HBCUs than PBO.

      • Miranda

        They’re all real quiet.

        And have we heard from the blacademics? Where is West? Where is Glaude? What Marc Lamont Hill got to say? Where are the Dysons???

        • I checked the Dysons’ timeline. Marcia is still preaching the “Be open to your opposition” bs, and MED is too busy promoting his book and appearances. Hill is talking March Madness. None of them have tweeted about this or the budget. Glaude has tweeted about the budget, but not with the same venom as he had for PBO. Cornel is tweeting about Baldwin.

          • Miranda

            These kneegrows….smdh

        • nathkatun7

          All these “blackademics” are very sad because the media no longer need them now that a black man is not president.

      • MonieTalks

        Them: Uh..see…..well..um, that ain’t the final budget. It’s just preliminary. The good thing is HBCU’s now have a personal office near the president.

        Me: So why the fuck did y’all not make the cut for more promised money after having a direct line to the WH?…

        Them: uh..well…see…Omarosa, help!

    • rikyrah

      They were suckers

  • GreenLadyHere

    – —Good Thursday MornTin’ annd Happy St. Patricki’s Day- ALEXANDER2♥/POU FAM♥- – -:>) **BIG HUG**- -Woo! Hoo! 4 MR. GEORGE C. WOLFE♥- –4 His Soo VERY- -Exciting –SINGING annnd DANCING– Productions.– -Luved 2 of Them- -from the audience. :>)— -:>)

    – – -☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf4vQ1EcQkU

    –☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp_bM_c-BT0

    – – –THANK U- -ALEXANDER2♥- -4 presenting –such TALENTED Playwrights.– Learned a Lot.— :>)

    — – – B BLESSED♥– – SAFE♥– -WARM♥–PRAYERFUL♥- -RESISTANT♥- — :>)

    – — -☺http://img12.funscrape.com/en/phrasesstpatricks/49.gif

    • MsKitty

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin’– – -☺http://media3.giphy.com/media/2z0OViv5TdAGs/giphy.gif- – – **BIG HUG** :>)– –

        Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

    • Lisa M

      Good afternoon, Green Lady!!

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Afternoon Lisa M♥ -:>) **BIG HUG** :>)- -Good 2 C U♥– -:>)

        Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

    • rikyrah

      Afternoon GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        rikyrah- – -**Good afternoon. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)- -B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    alma- -LOL- — – All the mixtures of weather–HUH? – :>)
    http://www.online-image-editor.com/help/images/snow.gif

    Thank U 4 your KIND BLESSINGS♥–Always Appreciated♥ :>)

    **HUGS** :>)

    • Alma98

      Yep lol, it’s supposed to turn to ice smh.

      • GreenLadyHere

        alam– –☺https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/df/6f/44/df6f44e6124ddab502a3a601c2c5f6a8.gif

        U’All– –B Careful.. . :>)- – -**HUGS** :>)

  • MonieTalks
    • Miranda

      He was asking to get his ass kicked and someone should have obliged.

      • Kennymack1971

        Seriously. One of these deplorables gotta catch hands.

  • Miranda

    SMDH…..today’s press briefing will be another shitshow
    ———————–
    US Officials Won’t Say Whether The White House Actually Apologized To Britain For GCHQ Wiretap Claims

    On Friday, British news outlets were briefed that the US had apologized, but Trump administration officials have cast doubt on this.
    Mar. 17, 2017, at 8:41 a.m.

    LONDON – The White House is under pressure to clarify whether it has issued an apology to the British government for claiming the UK’s GCHQ intelligence agency spied on Donald Trump for the Obama administration.

    Less than 24 hours after press secretary Sean Spicer repeated the allegation from a White House podium, British government sources briefed news outlets on Friday morning that the US had apologized. The Telegraph, quoting intelligence sources, even reported the apology came direct from Spicer and National Security Adviser, General H R McMaster.

    In an on-the-record statement, a Downing Street spokesperson said the UK government “made clear the allegations were ridiculous and received reassurances that they would not be repeated” following a discussion with US counterparts.

    But US officials have been disputed whether the Trump administration had gone as far as an apology. One administration source told BuzzFeed News: “The UK demanded an apology, NSC worked overnight to try and smooth things over.”

    The ambiguity over whether it was an apology puts pressure on Trump aides to clarify the exact nature of the conversation. Trump is legendarily opposed to apologizing.

    The White House told reporters on Friday that British ambassador to Washington Kim Darroch and Sir Mark Lyall, the UK national security adviser, had expressed their concerns to Spicer and McMaster, who had explained that Spicer was simply pointing to public reports, not endorsing any specific story.

    more here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/salvadorhernandez/british-intelligence-agency-refutes-spy-claims?utm_term=.uhRL5OrX9#.joAmx1MBV

    • Kennymack1971

      Literally every day it is bullshit, bullshit and ever more bullshit.

      • conlakappa

        Colleague-friend just texted me, asking if I’d heard the latest on 45. I told her she had to be more specific. With Ireland, Germany, Korea, or Britain! She was talking about the Merkel snub. So literally every hour

    • rikyrah

      Such 2520 mediocrity

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥– — THIS:—The ambiguity over whether it was an apology puts pressure on Trump aides to clarify the exact nature of the conversation. Trump is legendarily opposed to apologizing.

      SOCIO-PATHIC– – Behavior!!!- – –WE KNOW!!- – –
      – –A sociopath can be defined as a person who has Antisocial Personality Disorder. This disorder is characterized by a disregard for the feelings of others, a lack of remorse or shame, manipulative behavior, unchecked egocentricity, and the ability to lie in order to achieve one’s goals.– —

      K’MON– -KARMA!!– –

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥- — Hmmmm. . Let’s HOPE- – -that THIS is TRUE. .

    — -☺House Freedom Caucus‏

    The House Freedom Caucus still opposes the GOP replacement bill in its current form.— –

    ANY annnd ALL NO’s R helpful. . – – – -WATCHIN’. . .

  • Kennymack1971

    We called it a long time ago. White folks arrogance and addiction to the myth of white supremacy would be the end of the United States as we know it. It’s been a steady stream of fuckery and incompetence since Jan 20th and none of it had to happen.

    A Secretary of State who has no idea what he’s doing.

    A HUD Secretary who is a total buffoon.

    A Secretary of Education who plans to wreck public education.

    The cruelest budget cuts that I’ve seen in my lifetime.

    And leading it all is a man who Twitter beefs with everyone from Snoop Dogg to China and North Korea.

    But hey….emails.

    • Miranda

      And you got spoiled ass bitches like Matt Stoller right now whining about PBO on twitter.
      https://twitter.com/matthewstoller/status/842727012389281792

      • Kennymack1971

        Matt Stoller just like his fellow emprogs are a bunch of weak ass cowards. You’re whining about PBO while Dolt 45 is planning to wreck the EPA? Punk ass bitches too scared to actually fight the real enemy so they stay attacking the folks actually trying to help. Fuck Matt Stoller.

        • White Liberal Racism is real AF.

      • jziglar

        Why is Matt Stoller still obsessing over Obama? This guy has been hating on Barack Obama since before he ran for president, and Obama is a private citizen now and he is still focused on Obama. He needs to get over his racism, get a life, and stop with the jealousy.

      • edp4bho

        PBO was ALWAYS touting support for climate change measures. This idiot ignored the climate change agreement made? Did PBO need to have a hissy fit to express his concern (which is not his style)? Can this stupid little white boy go straight to hell ?

  • jds09

    The ghostwriter from Art of the Deal tried to tell y’all years ago.

  • Miranda

    Oh, for those that didn’t see this last night…..nuts like this one, we’re being told we need to understand….fuck this stupid ass ho.

    https://twitter.com/TopherSpiro/status/842526498963832834?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    • Kennymack1971

      Tell me how the gospel of economic populism fixes this kind of stupid.

      • jziglar

        These people are so racist and partisan that they will never give credit to a black man or a democrat in general. This is the kind of blind hate that Barack Obama had to deal with.

    • Dumb bitch.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥- – –THIS RESISTANT♥- — Is Talking– -NOW—Let’s See- –Some– -ACTION!!!

    – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/842751027128520708

    – — COMMENTS:- – –@kylegriffin1 when will they all stop talking and just impeach the entire crew!!!

    @kylegriffin1 @CNN actions speak louder than words…Do something!

  • MsKitty

    For those who don’t know, Alexandra Petri does satirical columns a la Borowitz.

    https://twitter.com/dataeditor/status/842769988633149440

    • Miranda

      This is not the first time they’ve done something like this. They are so damn STUPID!

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥- – –EVIDENCE♥- – — of EFFECTIVENESS♥- – -Contrary 2 RETHUG– Negative–Talk!!. .– –

    — –☺https://twitter.com/_MealsOnWheels/status/842492977595498496

    PRAYERS 4 the Survival of THIS Program. . .

  • Lisa M

    Juan Zarate, W. Deputy SOS stooge, trying to say W had better relationships with foreign leaders than President Obama. The delusion remains!! GTFOOHWTBS!!

    • Miranda

      Where was this? The lying bastards.

    • jziglar

      Please! Pres. Obama had close personal relationships with many world leaders. He even golfed with a number of them like John Key and David Cameron.

    • edp4bho

      Prez got ’em addicted…..they can’t keep his name out of their mouths.

      • jziglar

        I know. These white conservatives are obsessed with Obama. All they do is talk about Obama. I don’t remember republicans/conservatives constantly talking about Bill Clinton like this after he left office. And the right wing hated Clinton.

        • MsKitty

          And I think how he has been living post-presidency is really driving them crazy. They probably expected him to fade into the woodwork and Donny Boy would get all the shine. Instead he’s jet-setting all over the world, to adoring, screaming, 1964 Beatles-type crowds everywhere he goes, and looking very handsome and virile while doing it.

          This is their worst nightmare.

          • jziglar

            Yep. That’s what all this hate and obsession is all about.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥- – -LOL- – —TWITTER- – — Draggin’– – -Onda –RETHUG. . – –

    —☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/842735722260025345

    HAH!- —REXXON- -is Tired!!- -Been reading ’bout his “NAP Times!! – – -LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥— –A — -BLACK♥– — HISTORICAL- –MOMENT♥- –Judicial Positivity♥ – –

    —-☺https://twitter.com/NCRMuseum/status/842737838038925312

    –This Judge coulda prevented this GR8 Historical Event.- —Good Decision. . .

  • MsKitty
  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥- – -YES! – –:>)- – –#TeamObama♥– -In the Person of–AG ERIC HOLDER♥- – — Onda Move. . – –:>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/NoShock/status/842685448875114496

    – — WAYTA- –Gooo. . .- – -BLESSINGS♥- – -:>)

  • Miranda

    People don’t even THINK about stuff like this!! There are so many emergencies that do not make national news!
    ———————-
    With E.P.A. Cuts, States Would Lose Help in Emergencies
    MARCH 17, 2017

    WASHINGTON — Late one Friday night in 2014, Ohio’s environmental agency received word of a frightening test result from Toledo’s water supply: A toxic greenish substance had rendered the drinking water of half a million Toledo residents unsafe to drink.

    “Immediately we reached out to the Environmental Protection Agency,” said Craig Butler, the director of Ohio’s environmental agency. “Because of the scale of the problem, and the technical knowledge required, we needed their expertise.”

    State officials flew water samples from Toledo to an E.P.A. laboratory in Cincinnati, where staff scientists identified the substance as microcystin, a rare but toxic substance that is produced by algae blooms in water and causes liver damage in humans.

    The resources to respond to those emergencies, along with much of the other state-level work performed by the agency, would be eliminated or sharply reduced by President Trump’s proposed budget for fiscal 2018, which cuts the E.P.A. by 31 percent, more than any other agency.

    While the agency may be known for sweeping regulations to curb climate change, increase auto fuel efficiency or mandate smokestack controls, the agency’s bread and butter is more prosaic. The staff and scientists at its regional offices and laboratories across the country regularly respond to emergency calls from city and state officials: a December 2016 chemical leak from an asphalt plant into the water supply of Corpus Christi, Tex.; airborne drifts last summer in southern Missouri of dicamba, an herbicide that damages non-genetically modified crops; a 2014 fire at a perfume factory in Bridgeport, Conn., that spewed dangerous chemicals into the surrounding neighborhood.

    Funds to respond to many of those calls would no longer be available under Mr. Trump’s budget. He proposed lowering the agency’s $8.1 billion budget to $5.7 billion, and cutting 3,200 jobs from the its staff of 15,000.

    more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/us/politics/trump-environmental-protection-agency-budget-cuts.html?ref=politics

    • This is when the DNC should come in and educate peoplease. Counter the Repubs’ anti-climate change rhetoric with real, tangible info like this. The average 45 supporter doesn’t care about climate change because it doesn’t directly affect them like poisonous water.

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      And of course the jackass is from Texas. There are dickheads in his tl still talking shit and wishing ill will towards him. White folks are sick people.

    • rikyrah

      Good,!

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – –Triple GOOD. – :>)- -Always ON POINT! :>)

  • MonieTalks

    Here’s your underage sex ring, deplorables.

    https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/842425238046556160

    • Crickets from the media.

      • conlakappa

        Remember when Tim Geithner’s brother was trying to meet guys using social media and you’d have thought he was tricking from the Oval Office? But I guess this was just, dunno, his private life and/or he’ll soon be checking into a detox center?

  • MonieTalks

    This constipated, bloated cheeto..how embarassing America.

    https://twitter.com/davidmackau/status/842775869823377409

    • Miranda

      Oh my dear Lord………….SMDH

      Just embarrassing on every single level.

    • MsKitty

      A bratty three-year old trapped in a septuagenarian’s body.

    • WHOA! What was that about???

      • conlakappa

        He doesn’t like to touch women over a certain age?

    • nathkatun7

      I think the “awkward face” was her way of saying: “Thank God and I don’t have to rush to the bathroom to wash my hands from the sweat from his tiny hands.”

  • MsKitty
  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥- —THIS- –RESISTANT♥- – – -SPEAKS- –Plain– – TRUTH!!…— –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/JKH2/status/842778213176786944

    —WORD!!- – –Thank U♥- –:>)

  • JBL20010

    I never thought I’d see the day where I’d say the President of the United States was “meeting with the leader of the free world.”

    But with the election of Trump, that title has been abdicated to Angela Merkel.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥– –GEESH!—Such a WEAK– -Word- –“URGE”- –– –

    — – ☻https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/842780935108116482

    — -COMMENT:- – –@kylegriffin1 THEY DON’T WANT TO FIX THE ACA BECAUSE THEN IT WOULD SHOW OBAMA WAS ON THE [right] TRACK— – –WE KNOW!!

  • Miranda

    Yes, as a college student Ryan had big dreams of hurting the elderly and poor….didn’t we all?
    https://twitter.com/adamcancryn/status/842763734280036354

    • MsKitty

      And while on SS survivors benefits no less.

      I truly despise him.

      • MonieTalks

        Yes.

        My circumstances were similar to his. He got benefits, I didn’t. My father died a few weeks after my 17th birthday and the summer before Senior year of high school. Twelve months later, and before I even attended my first semester of college, my SSI benefits ended as soon as I turned 18.
        Reagan/GOP ended those benefits.

        Fuck this muthafucka.

        • MsKitty

          They tried to cut mine off while I was still in high school (turned 18 in November of my senior year). Remember having to take a day off from school to go to the SS office with the paperwork to prove I was still a high school student.

          • MonieTalks

            My goodness. A shame.

            My Mom is alive and is still widowed. She has long paid off her house, hardly any bills. Lives modestly and is happy that way. She retired early and is collecting widower benefits on behalf of my Dad. She said, since you could not collect them, I will. She is still has a few years to reach full retirement age for her age group. I said chill on Mommy, enjoy yourself.

    • rikyrah

      Sociopaths.
      The.entire.lot.of.them.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – -YUCK- – – -DISGUSTING- – -DEPLORABLE!!– –

      — –K’MON- – -KARMA!!

  • MsKitty

    Check out the entire thread, there’s a bunch of ’em.

    https://twitter.com/JordanUhl/status/842488063897014274

    • 7thangel

      lol

    • Miranda

      HAHAHAHAHA

  • Miranda

    It has shown up on Irish trivia Facebook pages, in Scientific American magazine, and on white nationalist message boards: the little-known story of the Irish slaves who built America, who are sometimes said to have outnumbered and been treated worse than slaves from Africa.

    But it’s not true.

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/842739816894742528

    • Alma98

      That this even has to be written about is sad and pathetic. Also alot of those Irish folks were overseers who also raped slaves too just like the master did. Many black folks have Irish and British dna. My mother-in-law’s dna has alot of of both and so do I.

      • MsKitty

        What’s good, Great-Great Grandpop?

        (that’s one of the twigs on the family tree I found out about from my Aunt before the Alzheimer’s took her mind).

        • Alma98

          Yep and there are still folks in that TL that don’t believe it, ignorant fucks. I mean if you could see my ancestry dna matches….. I’ve got just as many european matches as I do black folks. The bottom line is white folks don’t want to and can’t face the crimes they committed against slaves and black people. So to negate our pain they say Asians and Irish were slaves too. This is the main reason they tell us to get over it.

    • Y’all should follow @Limerick1914. He’s always tweeting about the myth of the Irish slave.

      • 7thangel

        i’ve posted his stuff here before. i can’t find the link to his comprehensive website debunking every meme and lie.

  • Miranda

    Ummm….your party specifically does NOT want to deal with the needs of lower-income Americans. Did yall not get the memo?
    ——————
    Four Republican governors come out against Obamacare repeal plan
    Detroit Free Press 11:45 a.m. ET March 17, 2017

    WASHINGTON — Four Republican governors added their voices to the chorus of opposition to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, saying it fails to give them the flexibility or resources they need to adequately deal with the insurance needs of lower-income Americans.

    Saying they had been “encouraged” by statements made by President Trump that he would work with the governors to help address the “diverse needs” of Medicaid recipients, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said the bill, endorsed by Trump, “does not meet this test.”

    more here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/03/17/four-republican-governors-come-out-against-obamacare-repeal-plan/99301698/

  • Miranda

    In other words….we are what you DONT do, that’s how the world sees us now.
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/842735044695330817

    • Alma98

      Lawd the deplorables in the tl are mad lol.

      • jziglar

        LOL!

    • MsKitty

      The United States of America: A Cautionary Tale

  • MonieTalks

    People will DIE because of these dishonest, alternative fact pushing ego-driven punks.

    https://twitter.com/juliehdavis/status/842770313217785856

    • Miranda

      Its gonna be funny when the Brits drop the audio of the phone call with McMaster and Spice BOTH singing “I apologize” better than Anita Baker.

      • conlakappa

        Yep,. They keep relying on a notion that people are politer/have more class than they the Drumpfen have exhibited. While those Brits might be and likely would have just left it at that… until the no-class bunch decided to say what they said.

        • Miranda

          Exactly…let them keep going and see don’t the Brits drop that mixtape.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’ Monie Talks. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)

      SADLY— -*Co-Sign!!*– -ALL WHAT U Said!!- –DEY ‘On’T curr!

      BUT– –There R – –RECEIPTS!!– – HAH!- – –

      Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

      • MonieTalks

        Hey GLH!

        • GreenLadyHere

          HEEY Monie Talks. :>)—-B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • aleth

      who believes them? Every word is a lie

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥–YES.- – –AARP- -RESISTANTS♥- – -Takin’ — -FIERCE- -ACTION— :>)

    — – ☺http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/aarp-to-alert-38-million-members-how-their-members-of-congress-vote-on-health-bill-300425482.html

    – —AARP to Alert 38 Million Members How Their Members of Congress Vote on Health Bill
    Health care coverage and affordability are critical priorities.

    – – —AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond
    released the following statement today in response to the pending vote on the House bill that would create an “Age Tax,” weaken Medicare’s solvency, put at risk seniors’ ability to live independently as they age, and give sweetheart deals to big drug and insurance companies. In a letter sent to all 435 members of the House of Representatives, AARP maintained its strong opposition to this harmful bill and urged each Representative to vote ‘No’ on the proposed legislation. AARP believes this legislation will have a significant negative impact on the health of millions of older Americans ages 50 to 64, as well as other vulnerable groups, including poor seniors and disabled children and adults.

    “AARP recognizes the magnitude of the upcoming vote on this harmful legislation that creates an Age Tax, cuts the life of Medicare, and gives sweetheart deals to big drug and insurance companies while doing nothing to lower the cost of health care or prescriptions. We intend on letting all 38 million of our members know exactly how their Representative voted. Our members care deeply about their health care and have told us repeatedly that they want to know where their elected officials stand.We will communicate the results of the House vote to our members and the public through The Bulletin, a print publication that goes to all of our members, as well as through emails, social media, and other communications channels.

    “This bill, if passed in its current form, will disproportionately hurt older adults between the ages of 50 and 64 by dramatically increasing insurance premiums to unaffordable rates. Allowing insurance companies to charge older adults an Age Tax 5 times or more than others for health insurance, and reducing tax credits to help pay for it, is quite simply unfair.

    COMMENTS:- – –@TopherSpiro @PRNewswire take away health coverage $ (and food) from the elderly they will be PISSED and will NOT forget who’s responsible.– – -[GOTV!!]

    — – –@TopherSpiro @charles_gaba Dems take a page from AARP – THIS is how you fight.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥– – Geesh
    !– -“IT” is Such a- — DELUSIONAL- –LIAR!!– – –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/SteveKopack/status/842759021631344640

    —COMMENTS:- —@SteveKopack @mmurraypolitics Can we just begin each news story with “The President of the United States, a proven pathological liar…”

    @SteveKopack @Camie2007 @thundermccrackn @MarkAmodeiNV2 Marky Mark, Nevadan’s see your name on this list. You’ll not be reelected in 18!!!!—[Some states R Incorrectly identified. BUT- –Not the names]

    —-@SteveKopack @mmurraypolitics Master of hype and deception– –**SMH**

    WATCHIN’- – — — GOTV!!- –

    • aleth

      The bill will pass the congress and senate, it is their price possession.

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      The writers try to stay away from “low-hanging fruit”……that’s gotta be tough as hell. Can you imagine the restraint??

  • Miranda

    jeezus………..*lays head on desk*

    https://twitter.com/jbendery/status/842795390873325569

    • MsKitty

      Thanks, white people.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥– – –**GLARES- —@– – 2520’s!!– –SHAME– – On — -U!!- -SHAME!!– – -geesh!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥- – HAH!- — Some 411/RECEIPTS!– -on Gorsuch!!- – -He is – -“SUCH”- -A “SWAMP DWELLER”!!

    – –☺https://twitter.com/AriBerman/status/842749358403665920

    —COMMENT:- —@AriBerman hurray for @SCOTUS and @GOP. Having a #racist on the court will make the rich white guys happy. The rest of us better tuck & roll

    @AriBerman Thank you for your diligence, and for your tireless work on this issue. Much appreciated.— –

  • Miranda

    IS TRUMP TROLLING THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS?
    At daily briefings, Sean Spicer calls on young journalists from far-right sites. The mainstream media sees them as an existential threat.
    MARCH 20, 2017 ISSUE

    In normal times, White House press briefings make for boring television. Robert Gibbs, Jay Carney, and Josh Earnest, the three generic-looking white guys who served as successive press secretaries under President Barack Obama, could walk unmolested through the streets of most American cities. Only on rare occasions was a clip from one of their briefings—for example, a testy exchange between Carney and Jonathan Karl, of ABC News, debating the logistics of Obamacare enrollment—remarkable enough to make headlines.

    President Trump seems to have no tolerance for boring television. His press secretary, Sean Spicer, now a recurring character on “Saturday Night Live,” is often tongue-tied, enraged, or both. Spicer’s briefings, broadcast live on c-span, are among the most highly rated programs on daytime TV, beating out “General Hospital” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.” On major networks, many hours are devoted to nightly exegeses of Spicer’s serial self-contradictions, and to Sunday-morning sermons about how he is imperilling the First Amendment. On YouTube, accounts with names such as Trump Mafia and Based Patriot repost Spicer’s briefings, and others post exultant compilations of the “spiciest” moments, overlaying his rebukes of reporters with images of flames and chili peppers.

    The James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, in the West Wing, has seven rows of seven seats. The Associated Press, Reuters, and the biggest TV networks have reserved seats in the front row; blogs like Politico and Real Clear Politics are near the middle; BuzzFeed and the BBC are in the back. The seating chart is the purview of the White House Correspondents’ Association, an independent board of journalists who, with the sombre secrecy of a papal conclave, assess news organizations according to factors such as regularity of coverage and centrality to the national discourse.

    There are also correspondents who might be called floaters—those who have White House credentials but no assigned seat. Some floaters work for outlets that are too new to have been included in the most recent seating chart; others work for outlets that are marginal or disreputable. When press briefings are half empty, floaters can find vacant seats. In the early days of the Trump Administration, when each day’s briefing is oversubscribed, floaters pack the aisles, angling for a spot visible from the podium. The paradigmatic example of a floater is Raghubir Goyal, an amiable, somewhat absent-minded man in his sixties. Goyal claims to represent the India Globe, a newspaper that, as far as anyone can tell, is defunct. Nevertheless, he has attended briefings since the Carter Administration, and has asked so many questions about Indo-American relations that his name has become a verb. “To Goyal”: to seek out a reporter who is likely to provide a friendly question, or a moment of comic relief. All press secretaries get cornered, and all have, on occasion, Goyaled their way out. But no one Goyals like Spicer.

    Until recently, the more established White House correspondents have regarded floaters as a harmless distraction—the equivalent of letting a batboy sit in the dugout. Now they are starting to see the floaters as an existential threat. “It’s becoming a form of court-packing,” one White House correspondent told me. Outlets that have become newly visible under the Trump Administration include One America News Network, which was founded in 2013 as a right-wing alternative to Fox News; LifeZette, a Web tabloid founded in 2015 by Laura Ingraham, the radio commentator and Trump ally; Townhall, a conservative blog started by the Heritage Foundation; the Daily Caller, co-founded in 2010 by Tucker Carlson, now a Fox News host; and the enormously popular and openly pro-Trump Breitbart News Network. Most of the White House correspondents from these outlets are younger than thirty. “At best, they don’t know what they’re doing,” a radio correspondent told me. “At worst, you wonder whether someone is actually feeding them softball questions.” He added, “You can’t just have a parade of people asking, ‘When and how do you plan to make America great again?’ ”

    more here: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/20/is-trump-trolling-the-white-house-press-corps

    • aleth

      these people don’t get it. It is not trolling, he is deconstructing the press and everything America is. The loyalty is the dollars not country.

    • rikyrah

      So, when are they going to do their job?

      • Miranda

        The White House Correspondents Association is a straight up bottom dwelling ho. They accept this shit and ask for more.

  • Miranda

    I also read “Fuck You Fuck You Fuck You” all through this as well.

    https://twitter.com/chesh/status/842794159673106434

    • aleth

      But that is the goal though to damage US intel. It is all chaos. We no longer run our government.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥- —This- – SOCIO-PATHOLOGICAL- – – -IGNANT!!

    – — -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/842774087734837249

    – – I DESPISE- – -him- – -Soo MUCH!!— — geesh!!

    **GLARES- – – @– – 2520’s**- — U DID THIS!!. .

    -Annnd he NEVA—EVA– -writes any of his remarks!!—‘CAUSE – -He’s STOOPID!!- –

    • aleth

      Merkel knows who he is… her intel tells her who he is.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        Of Course She does.—She has KNOWN his IGNANCE
        ova the past years.— That’s “WHYCOME” she didn’t extend her hand— -2 his– -☺https://www.bubblegenius.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/265×265/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/t/e/terrificclassyyuge1.jpg
        LOL– –

        Have a BLESSED Day♥ –:>)

    • aleth

      HAHAHAHHAAHA and she spoke german, she usually speaks English at these things. She knows he ain’t shit

      • GreenLadyHere

        aleth- –LOL—STR8- -DISSED “IT” — -LOL

        Annnd “IT” didn’t KNOW what she said– In English or German.-[Even though he has GERMAN – -in his family!!]- — -Sooo — IGNANT!! – – -LOL

      • Miranda

        She damn sho did it on purpose. LOL

  • aleth

    Monietalk if you see this let me know what you think of Olavo de Carvalho? — Australia moving to China likewise Mexico…

    “The Russian-Chinese influence has been growing more and more in Latin America. The U.S. Government has missed this because it still sees Russia and China as allies, in spite of the fact that they are the two largest weapons suppliers to terrorism around the world. One must remember that the Putin government’s foreign policy is today guided by the so-called ‘Eurasian’ strategy, invented by Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin, who proposes that Russia, China, and Islam ally with all the anti-American forces in Western Europe, Africa and Latin America, for the purpose of laying final siege to the United States. This strategy already has strong military support in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a kind of eastern version of NATO, which brings together Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.”

    • MonieTalks

      China is definitely increasing its footprint in Latin America because of money, money, money. Russia is encouraging the alienation of the US by embracing Trump’s nationalism…but they too are banking are increasing their footprint for resources as well.

      http://www.bbc.com/news/world-33424532

      The Asian giant’s influence here is growing fast – it has pledged to invest $250bn (£161bn) in Latin America in the next decade. But what will this money do for Latin America?
      Land of plenty
      The Inter-American Development Bank says Latin America is the next global bread basket. With a third of the world’s fresh water resources and more than a quarter of its good quality farmland, this region has everything China needs.
      China’s growth in the past decade and its insatiable appetite for commodities has seen resource-rich countries like Brazil prosper.
      Latin America’s largest economy is now the world’s biggest exporter of foodstuffs like sugar cane, orange juice and soybean. Much of it is destined for Asia.

      • aleth

        I think this makes it all very clear that the intent of the current regime is to hobble US but for what purpose?
        The regime and Bernie deliberately took US out of contention in Asia so now its a one sided relationship for a number of our allies with china.
        It seems elites and policy makers in the US don’t want to be beholden to any ethical or moral standard but rather be on the same playing field like Russia and china in terms of ethics, human rights or civil rights. In order to achieve that they seem to placate the majority with racism.
        It seems in Latin America socialism has failed due to many forces but what is the long term effect of china influence? It will not be beneficial to them but rather Asia as the article notes, same thing with the continent of Africa.
        In US– what is bannon’s goal with his aligning with the oligarchs other than destruction? Why are they okay with it?

  • MonieTalks
    • Alma98

      smgdh

    • aleth

      Look at Merkel’s face hahha

      • MonieTalks

        I seriously want to know in what is the title given to her . They go around the table, introduce the American and German counterparts and then Trump says..this is my daughter Ivanka Trump…….ok……. like where is Tiffany Trump, then? Why is she here?

        • aleth

          this is the president jr., see her husband across the table staring at her. Why put her next to a prime minister.
          THEY envision her running for president like a banana republic. Oh well it is one now.

  • rikyrah

    Uh huh
    Truth

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥- – **GENTLE Sigh**—A- – -FOND MEMORY♥— -Of OUR Beloved PRESIDENT♥— -:>)

    – – -☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGb91ueeXbw

    WE –Sooo MISS U♥—annnd the LOVELY MOMENTS- – -that U♥ Brought 2 US annnd 2 the WORLD♥– — :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥– –HAH!- – —Chancellor Angela♥- -“CLAPS- – BACK!!”– –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/842802664597569540

    Merkel: “I’ve always said it’s much, much better to talk to one another and not about one another.”— – HAH!

    GIT!– – GIT!– -GIT!- –“IT”— – HAH!

    —- – –Look @ his face- –HE MAD!!- -HAH!!

    • conlakappa

      In that still, he’s biting his tongue from saying, “Such a nasty woman.”

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY- -conlakappa. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)– -LOL– – I KNOW HUH?–:>)

        Soo – -there R some women whose- –P***y — that he would NOT Grab.??- –

        –**heading 2 the BAD LOUNGE**- — LOL

        Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

      • Miranda

        He looks like he is 5 seconds away from having a stroke.

  • MonieTalks

    Reich is another one who thinks we got Trump simply because of Wall St……………………sigh.

    https://twitter.com/RBReich/status/842795022097440769

    • GreenLadyHere

      Monie Talks– –He NEEDSTA- – -GET OFF the FENCE!! – –Make a CHOICE!- — Talk 2 people who R BOLD enuff 2 SAY “IMPEACH”– –

      They R THERE!!– -**SMH**

    • aleth

      shut it, he was part of it all and found his new niche making money. Denial, denial denial…
      Wall street my ass.

    • Miranda

      Oh yeah,I saw this earlier and when I got to #10, I also gave a blank stare. Fuck all these white folks still yammering about damn Wall Street.

  • MonieTalks

    Y’all…Trump told a German reporter in response to a question that the reporter should ask Napolitano about the wiretapping and not him.
    https://twitter.com/Bencjacobs/status/842806559877095424

    • Miranda

      *sigh*..we have a clown for president.

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up!

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – –Thank U :>)