September 25, 2017

Friday Open Thread: African Americans in MotorSports

Happy “I Ate Too Much Now I’m Sick” Day!

How many of you know about the Black Auto Racers Association? Although the organization was short-lived, its impact remains with the current crop of black racers in the word of motorsports today.

Malcolm Durham, Leonard W. Miller, Wendell Scott, and Ronald Hines (l-r) of the Black American Racers Association.

The Black American Racers Association (BARA) was founded in August 1972 in Trenton, New Jersey by Leonard Miller, Ron Hines, Eugene Gadson, and Charles Singleton. BARA was formed to give recognition to black racing drivers, crews, mechanics, car owners, and other members of the auto racing community and corporations that help promote black racing development. BARA ceased operations in 1978.

In BARA’s five years in existence, its membership grew to nearly 5000 persons, including several car clubs. Each year BARA sponsored a dinner and dance honoring black racing’s most accomplished individuals. Sumner “Red” Oliver, a black racing pioneer from Indianapolis, was honored at BARA’s first convention in Trenton, New Jersey in 1974, for his success as a driver from the 1920s through the 1950s and as a mechanic on the United States Auto Club (USAC) championship circuit. Corporate recognition at the 1974 convention included the BARA-Schaefer Brewing Company Award to Stock Car Racing magazine for its coverage of blacks in racing in 1973, and to Champion Spark Plug Company for its support of black racing development.

Ron Hines

BARA’s 1975 convention in Arlington, Virginia honored Wendell Scott, the well-known, longtime NASCAR competitor and BARA’s first vice-president. Scott was the only black to win a NASCAR race, in 1961. (The Ford Motor Company refused to recognize Scott’s accomplishments at the awards banquet.)The 1975 BARA–Schaefer Brewing Company awards were presented to the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company for its historic pioneering sponsorship of Black American Racers Inc., a Formula Super Vee Gold Cup and Formula 5000 road racing team with driver Benny Scott.

At BARA’s 1976 convention BARA’s first president, Malcolm Durham, was honored for his historic accomplishments in drag racing. Durham won many times on the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) circuit and was well known on the associated match racing circuit with his “Strip Blazer” Pro Stock drag cars. He was the successful owner-operator of Supercar Engineering, a racing car shop in Hyattsville, Maryland, until his death in 2006.

At the 1977 convention, BARA honored Tommy Thompson for his accomplishments as the driver and chief mechanic for the Black American Racers, Inc. (BAR) Formula Super Vee road racer. Thompson won the Northeast Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Formula Super Vee Championship in 1977 – the first black to accomplish such a feat. Tommy Thompson, who later died in a crash at a 1978 race in Trenton, was recognized with awards from STP, Trio Auto Supply of Trenton, and Detroit-based General Kinetics Cams.

Leonard Miller

BARA published a Black Racers Yearbook in 1974. It was an official annual publication of BARA and sold for one dollar. The publication had 32 pages and consisted of articles covering topics such as how to obtain sponsorship and challenges for black racers. It was the only yearbook the association published. This now rare publication covered black racing history from the 1930s to the early 1970s. Seven major corporations placed ads in the yearbook, and it sold thousands of copies in the United States.

BARA also published a monthly newsletter, which highlighted accomplishments by blacks in all phases of auto racing around the United States.

BARA’s first chairman, Leonard Miller, remains one of America’s most knowledgeable authorities on the history of blacks in motor racing. He has been owner and president of various winning teams in drag racing, road racing, dirt track racing and oval track racing. He is the author of Silent Thunder: Breaking Through Cultural, Racial, and Class Barriers in Motorsports (2004), a chronicle of his life in auto racing.

There is currently a United Black Drag Racers Association. Check their site for more information here.

  • dannie22

    good morning all!!

    • Mornin’ Dannie, CC and POU!

  • crazycanuck

    Good Morning everyone, Good Morning Dannie. I expect everyone to go out and take a jog around the block today after yesterday’s indulgence lol.

    • Miranda

      I need to take at least three!

  • GreenLadyHere


    – — –Gonna B a FUN DAY at the White House:
    – – – – —11:00 AM
    Michelle Obama is presented with the official White House Christmas Tree at the North Portico. [From –N.C. :>)]

    – – – Here’s YOUR ENERGY DRANK. – -ENJOY. :>)

    Annnnd – – —ENJOY YOUR DAY.- –B BLESSED :>)– — –

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning everyone!

  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone:)

  • GreenLadyHere


    – – –Obama fashion line brings in $40 million– –

    – — –Anna Wintour is officially a political-fundraising groundbreaker.

    The Vogue editor’s “Runway to win” initiative — which had famous designers like Tory Burch and Marc Jacobs creating bags, shirts and other gear for the Obama campaign — brought in a lot more dough than some predicted.

    Campaign manager Jim Messina tells Bloomberg Businessweek that the venture, which had been mocked by some pundits, raised “just north of $40 million.”

    – –“But clearly the Obama folks and Wintour have had the last laugh: For any campaign, $40 million is serious money. And the successful fashion gambit would seem to open up all kinds of possibilities for future campaigns: Perhaps Chris Christie-branded bibs or fleeces, or maybe a line of signature Hillary Clinton pantsuits by Vera Wang.”

    – – – –‘Runway to Win’: 18 Pieces of High-Fashion Merch the Obama Campaign Is Peddling– – ENJOY. – – -AGAIN. :>)

  • rikyrah

    ok, who went out for Black Friday?

    • goldenstar

      I went out but this hardly counts as Black Friday activity.

      Bed Bath & Beyond opened @ 6am and entire purchase is 20% off until noon. I went to a store in the land of 1% residents (they don’t have get up early and they don’t need bargains) so I had little competition @ 8am and got 2 items we needed: a trash can and a tea kettle.

      They were stocked and staffed so it was a 15-min trip. Now, back to regularly scheduled organizing and cleaning!

  • GreenLadyHere


    – —
    Most States Under One Party Control
    – —

    – – — Most States Under One Party Control
    New York Times: “Come January, more than two-thirds of the states will be under single-party control, raising the prospect that bold partisan agendas — on both ends of the political spectrum — will flourish over the next couple of years.”

    “Twenty-four states will be controlled by Republicans, including Alaska and Wisconsin, where the party took the State Senate, and North Carolina, where the governorship changed hands. At least 13 states will be Democratic, including Colorado, Minnesota and Oregon, where control of the legislatures shifted, and California, where the already dominant Democrats gained a supermajority in both chambers. (The situation in New York, where the potential for single-party control by the Democrats rests on the makeup of the Senate, is still uncertain.)”

    – As MR. PRESIDENT – -Moves FORWARD- –> this information will- – -no doubt- –B useful in his STRATEGIES. :>)- – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM- — Missed this:– -YOUNG- — GIFTED annnd BLACK –:>)- –

    – – – -“A SHINING LIGHT!!”- –:>) – —

    – —Sierra Leone whiz kid builds own radio station – –

    – — Kelvin Doe’s neighborhood in Sierra Leone has power lines, but they seldom deliver electricity. So, the 16-year-old whiz kid built his own battery out of acid, soda, and metal parts scavenged from trash bins that he now uses to light up area homes and help him work on his own inventions.

    Among other gadgets to his credit are a homemade radio transmitter, plus a generator to power it, that he uses to run his own community radio station under the handle DJ Focus.

    “People normally call me DJ Focus in my community because I believe if you focus you can do invention perfectly,” he said in a video about the whiz kidproduced by for the THNKR YouTube channel.

    Click here to read more.

    Soooo — – -PROUD of U —KELVIN DOE. – – -U R BLESSED annd will continue 2 BLESS OTHERS!! —:>) — –

    – — – IMHO —he has – -MR. PRESIDENT’s traits of – – -DRIVE —CONCERN 4 OTHERS — BRILLIANCE — -annd PERSISTENCE. :>)- –

    • I’m wondering when people over here will do the same. PBO and Congress handed us the tools:

      This is one of the many quiet game changers PBO has put in place.

      • GreenLadyHere

        GOOD MORNTIN’ woody45. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – — – GR8 RESOURCE. THANK U. :>)- – –

        Look at this trend: – – –What Future Entrepreneurs Will Look Like– –

        – – – –While Sasha and Malia Obama haven’t publicly announced that they plan to start businesses, they share something in common with the kids most likely to have such plans: They’re African-American.

        According to a Gallup poll of a representative sample of 1,721 children in fifth through twelfth grade conducted this Spring, African-American kids were significantly more likely than White kids to report that they plan to start a business. While 39 percent of White children said they plan to start a business, 52 percent of African-American kids reported this intention.

        – —10 Inspirational Child Entrepreneurs– – –

        – – –HOW INSPIRING is THIS? – — :>) – —

        Good 2 C U woody45. :>)- — Have a good day. :>)

    • goldenstar

      Everybody needs to watch this video. Soooooo inspiring and the message about the power of people to learn, to innovate, and to make change is the stuff!

      GLH, thanks for this!

      • GreenLadyHere

        GOOD MORNTIN’ GOLDenstar. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – – – -***fist bump***- — the power of people to learn, to innovate, and to make change is the stuff! SHO’NUF!!! :>)

        My PLEASURE. :>) Good 2 c U GOLDenstar. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD MORNTIN’ miranda/PBOMB: – — -***BIG HUG*** :>)

    – — –CONTINUIN’ your GR8 SERIES- – –LEARNED some more —Di-ent KNOW ’bout – -BARA. :>)

    – –THIS- – is HUGE: — ->In BARA’s five years in existence, its membership grew to nearly 5000 persons, including several car clubs. –Woo! Hoo!-

    A –FIRST!!– —(Tommy) Thompson won the Northeast Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Formula Super Vee Championship in 1977 – the first black to accomplish such a feat.– – –


    THANK U. :>) B BLESSED. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥— – -TRANSLATION:- – -WE LOST!! -2 – – – –

    – – –Pollsters reassess their methods after 2012 election miscalculations– – –

    — — –Polling outlets that were hammered ceaselessly by both campaigns throughout the campaign cycle are reassessing their methods in the wake of President Obama’s convincing election victory.

    “We constantly review and tweak some of the things we do and if the data bears it out, we make changes,” Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport told The Hill in an interview.

    Throughout the cycle, Gallup consistently showed Romney with an outsized national lead in comparison to other polls, and found itself a frequent target of the Obama campaign because of it.

    The criticism hasn’t stopped.

    On Thursday, Obama campaign adviser Jim Messina blasted the firm for not comporting with “the changing demographics in the country.”

    — – —Newport doesn’t think Gallup’s problem was missing the fact that the nation has growing Hispanic and Asian populations, however.
    Instead, he and other pollsters point to screening systems that determine the likely voters in a poll as possibly being too stringent.


    – – — -2 GALLOP/RAS- –anem: – – – -YEAH!- — – WHATEVA!!- – – -LOL —

    • GN

      Jeff Gauvin and Deaniac noted this issue over, and over, and over, and over again through October. Nate Silver is basking in (IMO an increasingly overblown) sense of vindication, yet he was not nearly as insightful and certain as Jeff and Deaniac with regards to the national polls, likely voter screens, and Southern state skewing of the poll numbers. Glad to see that Team Obama is not letting up, because a great deal of anxiety-provoking misinformation was spread in October 2012 which gave the Republicans a completely undeserved boost in the national media.

      • Ebogan63

        Very true point, GN! Jeff, Deaniac, Votematic all predicted that PBO would win comfortably(as did I), and Nate gets no credit from me for including crappy GOP pollsters like Gravis Marketing in his model. As for Newport, he can have a roomful of seats since Gallup estimated an electorate that would be 78 percent white and insisted that black folk, Asians and Latinos wouldn’t show up to vote. So it’s more than just stringent LV screens, but assumptions that we are LAZY(Gauvin pointed this out in his tweets).

        Sorry for Huff n Puff link, but Max Blumenthal illustrates my point about PBO’s internal polling being superior to anything the public polls were saying:

        • GN

          Indeed; you definitely made this point repeatedly throughout September and October, Ebogan. Prescient and spot-on.

      • GreenLadyHere

        GOOD MORNTIN’ GN. —-***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – – -***fist bump***- — ->Jeff Gauvin and Deaniac noted this issue over, and over, and over, and over again through October. Nate Silver is basking in (IMO an increasingly overblown) sense of vindication, yet he was not nearly as insightful and certain as Jeff and Deaniac with regards to the national polls, . .

        Annnd —- MR. PRESIDENT/His CAMPAIGN –KNEW! LOL —

        – –DEY ALL — GOT — – GOT!– — LOL

        Thank U GN. :>) Good 2 C U. :>)- – –

        • GN

          Indeed GLH!

    • rikyrah

      -Polling outlets that were hammered ceaselessly by both campaigns throughout the campaign cycle are reassessing their methods in the wake of President Obama’s convincing election victory

      it was always a hustle to keep forth the lie that this was a ‘horserace’.

      let them choke on their dishonesty. they should be clowned for their willingness to go along with that horserace LIE

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        – — -HAH! —My eyes were- -**BEYOND SIDE”- — when I read- – –by both campaigns – —

        IMHO- – -The ONLY thing that the OBAMA CAMPAIGN was “DEMANDIN’ CEASSLESSLY” — -was 4 — – -HONESTY!!

        THEY KNEW — –the LIES were — -CEASELESS!!- -HAH! — –

        THIS- — >let them choke on their dishonesty– –HAH!–

        Good 2 C U. :>)

      • Admiral_Komack

        Neigh, neigh.

    • majii

      Nope, nope, nope, Frank Newport. What you did was note that the president still had a rating of 47% in spite of the RW lies, Fox News, and GOP obstruction, thought it was too high and set out on a quest to teach the “blah” man in the WH a lesson. From that point on, Gallup’s polls about PBO were manipulated in such a way that showed that his re-election was highly unlikely. None of the b*stard pollsters ever called my house to see what I thought.. This was a major mistake that they made. They cherry picked whom they called and thought it was a reflection of the attitudes of a majority of us toward PBO. This is what led them to be “surprised” when we showed up at the voting booth to show them that their polls didn’t mean a d*amn thing in the end. Hell, I didn’t have to be doing cartwheels for them to measure how enthusiastic I was to vote for PBO on November 6. It wasn’t enthusiasm that got me to the polls. It was determination and knowing that the nation could only move forward under the continued leadership of PBO.

      • Ebogan63

        “What you did was note that the president still had a rating of 47% in spite of the RW lies, Fox News, and GOP obstruction, thought it was too high and set out on a quest to teach the “blah” man in the WH a lesson. ”

        Thank you!! We didn’t forget that isht, Frank! If you drilled down further, you would see that PBO averaged 49-50% approval rating since Jan ’09 while Newport was bullshitting.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        – – – – -***fist bump*** – — 2 THIS:- –

        – – — They cherry picked whom they called and thought it was a reflection of the attitudes of a majority of us toward PBO. This is what led them to be “surprised” when we showed up at the voting booth to show them that their polls didn’t mean a d*amn thing in the end.

        Annnd- — -they PICKED da BAD FRUIT!!— -Annnd CREATED their – – -LIES around them.- — –4 THEIR OWN- – -DELUSIONS.- – – – HAH!!

        I cain’t believe that they thought that they wouldn’t – – – GET- —CAUGHT!— –

        – –How many times has THIS been REPEATED??- – –

        – —“Oh What a TANGLED WEB we weave. . .– – –

        – – -THEY- – – –GOT- — -CAUGHT!! –HAH!

        Good 2 C U—-majii! :>)

    • Admiral_Komack

      Try calling more blacks, Asians, and Latinos.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Admiral —***BIG HUG*** :>)

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

        Random callin’ — -HAH!- – -THEY KNOW!- – -annnd WE do 2!! :>)- –

        Good 2 C U Admiral. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    MEDIA ALERT!- —Oh Tannenbaum – Nat King Cole– –COMING SOON!– – – -Woo! Hoo! :>)- —

    – —Arrival of the White House Christmas Tree– – –[Hope this works. :>)]

  • Alma98

    Good morning everyone. I’m still full from yesterday lol.

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  • rikyrah

    That’s Racist!

    by BooMan
    Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 10:29:04 AM EST

    David Broder most be rolling over in his grave considering the vituperation involved in this Washington Post editorial board opinion piece about 97 House Republicans who sent a letter objecting to the possible nomination of Susan Rice to be the next Secretary of State:

    SINCE THE Senate is solely responsible for the confirmation of Cabinet officers, it’s not often that members of the House of Representatives jump into a debate about the nomination of a secretary of state — particularly before there has been a nomination. That’s one of the reasons a letter sent to President Obama this week by 97 House Republicans, challenging his potential choice of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for the State Department job, is remarkable…

    …Could it be, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus are charging, that the signatories of the letter are targeting Ms. Rice because she is an African American woman? The signatories deny that, and we can’t know their hearts. What we do know is that more than 80 of the signatories are white males, and nearly half are from states of the former Confederacy. You’d think that before launching their broadside, members of Congress would have taken care not to propagate any falsehoods of their own.

    When the Washington Post editorial board calls you racist, you know you’ve crossed some kind of invisible line.

  • rikyrah

    The Feeling is Mutual

    by BooMan
    Thu Nov 22nd, 2012 at 10:44:15 PM EST

    I don’t know what would possess someone to go out and spend 16 hours knocking on doors in Connecticut for senate candidate Linda McMahon. Anyone who could read a poll knew that she was going to lose. But, since she was offering to pay people for their time, I guess work is work, right? The problem is that all those workers had their last checks bounce. Then some of them went to a local television station and complained, which led to a story that was broadcast in the Nutmeg State. This irritated the McMahon campaign. Check out what happened next:

    Twaine Don Gomes was one of the people who first complained to News 8. He was handed a check, but he says the campaign told him they were mad that he came to News 8, so he got a little something extra in his envelope.
    “Basically he handed me a check with a condom in it, told me I was screwed,” Gomes said. “That’s the rudest gesture you can ever do to a person, it’s like spitting in a person’s face.”

    His check bounced as well. The workers say, this was the last thing they were expecting after spending hours in the cold, working hard for their candidate on election day.

    “I’m not blaming Mrs. McMahon for this, I’m not bashing anyone,” Brown said, “but I just want my pay for 16 hours.”

    Now, hopefully you remember that Mitt Romney made sure to cancel all his campaign’s credit cards as soon as the polls closed on Election Day. The result was that his top staffers had their cards declined by restaurants and cabs. They worked their butts off for months and all day long on Election Day, and they couldn’t even get dinner or a ride home.

    Think about the contempt and lack of gratitude involved in a gesture like that. Romney did that to some of his most loyal and dedicated lieutenants. Linda McMahon was even worse. She refused to pay people for work they had done and then had her staff issue more bogus checks, including the one with a condom inside.

    Compare this to the organizing team that Obama built. His volunteers didn’t ask for pay. His paid staff didn’t get stiffed. And he told his team just how much he thought of them, including the sentiment that his volunteer army might be his biggest gift to the nation.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- — – – FINALLY! — –O TANNENBAUM- –ARRIVES :>) — –

    – — –The First Lady Receives the 2012 White House Christmas Tree – –

    – — —The First Lady is presented with the White House Christmas Tree, which will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House. November 23, 2012.– – -Woo! Hoo! :>_

    – – – –Psssssst-– – – – -“BO”- – –THIS is not a – –“REGULAR TREE”- – -***wank! —-wank**** LOL- —

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – — -***sigh****- — -so much 4- –“ALL QUIET on da- — EASTERN FRONT.”- – —

    – —Morsi’s Power Grab Sparks Protests,[ Fires
    Clashes erupt among tens of thousands of demonstrators]
    – – –

    – – – –At least 16 people have been hurt as tens of thousands protest Mohamed Morsi’s assumption of new powers in Egypt. Responding to the Egyptian leader’s self-proclaimed immunity to judicial review, demonstrations broke out in Cairo and across the country, Bloomberg reports; protesters set fire to Muslim Brotherhood political offices in several cities, AFP notes. Clashes occurred near the Interior Ministry and between protesting factions in Alexandria. As in protests against Hosni Mubarak, people chanted, “The people want the regime down,” and “No to a new dictator.”

    – – – -***sigh***- –

    • malletgirl02

      This is so sad.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY malletgirl102 — –***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – – -***fist bump***- – –SADLY.—- THEY JUS’ WANT POWER!! – – -annnnd NOT 2 da people.- – – –

        SAME OLE- – – – -SAME OLE- — – -Hmmm. . . .

        Good 2 c U malletgirl102. :>)- – –

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY malletgirl102 — –***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – – -***fist bump***- – –SADLY.—- THEY JUS’ WANT POWER!! – – -annnnd NOT 2 da people.- – – –

        SAME OLE- – – – -SAME OLE- — – -Hmmm. . . .

        Good 2 c U malletgirl102. :>)- – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – — -BWAHAHA- —WHERE did ALL da GLAM GO?? –LOL- –

    – – – –PHOTO: Mitt, Ann Pose In Thanksgiving Facebook Greeting– –

    —- – Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney posted a photo on his Facebook page on Friday in which he and his wife Ann are seen posing in their kitchen,.

    “Hope everyone had a great Thanskgiving!” the accompanying caption reads. “Much to be thankful for this year.”– – –


    – —missy RAFALCA- –“STOMPS”[gc]: — -THIS is WHAT we LOOK LIKE


    POU FAM♥ – – – -PUH-LEEZE: – – -HAVE AT IT. – “-FRIDAY FUNness!” LOL

    • Town

      Didn’t he lose all his Facebook friends?

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      WHOA!!!!!! Them hairstylists and makeup people are GONE!!!

      • conlakappa

        Yet the PR people still seem to be on staff–note the mixing bowls. You dress like Miss Ann does when making pies? Have a kitchen that looks that sterile while you bake for the holidays? They are almost just like us!!

        • Town

          I took another look at the photo…they need to STOP. They only have 1 box of Truvia up in the cabinet? Come on now, stop playing!

          I done told ya’ll…Mitt Romney refuses to be swept off the national stage! He’s addicted to the attention!

          You didn’t see Al Gore, John Kerry or John McCain going to Disneyland, drinking out of red Solo cups, pumping gas looking crazed or posing in their prop kitchen. You didn’t see them at all*!

          As long as the media continues to feed Mitt’s attention-crack habit, you will continue to see more and more photos of him doing “regular guy stuff!” **

          *We HAD to see McCain because he had to go back to the Senate.

          **Romney’s running again in 2016, especially if he truly believes he has a prophesy from GOD to be in the White House. The only way he’ll sit down is if Ann tells him to and she wants that WH just as bad as he does. Didn’t say he’d WIN, but he’s gonna make noise about running again.

          • conlakappa

            2016 is going to be an interesting election year. I foresee several bimbo eruptions knocking out a few folks. Spurious whispers about others.

          • rikyrah

            **Romney’s running again in 2016, especially if he truly believes he has a prophesy from GOD to be in the White House

            I wish he would. all the folks who said no to 2012 will NOT be playing with Willard.

            it’ll be hilarious

    • MsKitty

      This week on “When Having a Mid-Life Crisis Goes Wrong…”

      • conlakappa

        Mid-life? Dude is 65. What kind of deal has he made with Beelzebub?

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- — -He IS –PERSISTENT!!- —:>)- –

    – – – –Meet the Man Who Has Been Battling Romney and Bain’s Bankruptcy Fraud for 12 Years – —

    – – – –There is something appealing to human beings about a small individual taking on a powerful adversary, and most people are aware of the David and Goliath story where a small insignificant boy took on and defeated a powerful giant because his unwavering faith gave him courage and conviction that right would overcome might. For the past eleven-and-a-half years, one American with unwavering faith in the judicial system has taken on a modern day giant without respite based on a belief that justice is due diligence and that in America, right overcomes might. However, in this circumstance, the system that exists to ensure justice prevails has conflated power with right and gave an already powerful giant a wall of separation from the law, and yet one small individual continues battling for justice against a behemoth.

    – – — THIS_—>The giant in this case is Willard Romney’s Bain Capital and their surrogate bankruptcy fraudsters, and the individual battling them for nearly twelve years is Stephen (Laser) Haas, the man hired to liquidate assets in the eToys bankruptcy case. As liquidator, Hass was an officer of the court and head eToys executive with authority to sell the company and its assets to satisfy debtors’ claims while leaving the creditors with no outstanding debt, and to give shareholders relief instead of losing their investments. However, in the course of his duties to maximize returns with minimum expense for the eToys bankruptcy estate, Haas discovered hidden overseas assets, unaccounted for inventory, and that most likely the company was not broke and should not be in bankruptcy.
    — SNIP – —

    – – -After nearly a dozen years, a victory over Bain Capital, albeit long in coming, will be a victory for the rule of law and give every American confidence that in this country, a whistleblower with the law on their side can defeat a giant.

    – – – – -COMMENDATIONS —4 YOUR PERSISTENT- – -WIN!! :>)- – –

    – ——-KARMA- – -get da —“W”!! — –

    – —[Sorry. Will B “bouncin’ –soon. :>)- –“Ghetto Gurrrrllll”- —-will B in da car. LOL.- — PRAY 4 US. LOL] – —

  • Somewhere, Ann Curry and Meredith Veira are smiling…

    NBC Viewers Trash Matt Lauer For Thanksgiving Parade Hosting Performance
    by Andrew Kirell | 10:39 am, November 23rd, 2012

    Today Show host Matt Lauer was largely panned by NBC viewers for what they believed was a tired and sloppy hosting of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

    The New York Post aggregated many of the harsh Twitter assessments aimed at Lauer. “Matt Lauer should get a lifetime-achievement award for saying ridiculous things with deadpan, absolute sincerity,” tweeted one viewer. “Way to go Matt.”

    The anti-Lauer sentiment became more palpable with the “gotcha” moment when he mispronounced a song title while introducing Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara’s performance from their current Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It.


    The Daily Mail is reporting that Al Roker is plotting to get Lauer fired and is lobbying for Willie Geist to take the spot. Shiiiid….Al better try to get that spot for hisself!

    • Miranda

      Why Geist???

      • That’s a good question. Geist can’t carry a show. He’s strictly sidekick status.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- — –BWAHAHA— -JUs’ — – -STOP –NOW!! – -LOL —

    – – –Jeb Bush Mulling Presidential Bid– —

    —- —New York Times: “Mr. Bush is said by friends to be weighing financial and family considerations — between so many years in office and the recession his wealth took a dip, they said, and he has been working hard to restore it — as well as the complicated place within the Republican Party of the Bush brand.”

    – – — -SNIP- —

    – – –“To his supporters, Mr. Bush is the man for the moment. His wife, Columba, was born and raised in Mexico. He speaks Spanish and favors overhauling the immigration system in a way that would provide a route to citizenship for people already in the country illegally but otherwise law-abiding.”

    – — -***furrowed brow***- – – -ISSZAT ALL??_ – – –A SINGLE ITEM AGENDA??- – — – – -He- — LOST- -ALREADY!!- – -geesh.

    ALL- — -SHOW – -NO SUBSTANCE!!!- – – –

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Then Barack Obama actually DOES IT!!!! Then, like Mitt Romney spends two years rebuking the policy, further driving people away from him. GO FOR IT!!!!

    • conlakappa

      Mulling? Is that code for solidifying the plan that has been in place all year while drinking mulled wine? I think he’ll have to work on keeping his wife and children un-arrested for the next 4 years. No small task.

    • rikyrah

      and this is a shock ?

      come on.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – – –A- –FIRST– – -in BRAZIL– –

    – — –Joaquim Barbosa Sworn In As Brazil’s First Black Supreme Court Justice – –

    – —Brazil’s Supreme Court is now headed by a black justice for the first time.

    Joaquim Barbosa was sworn in on Thursday. He became the only black ever to serve on the court when he joined it in 2003, even though more than half of the country’s 192 million people identify themselves as having African descent.

    Barbosa, 58, was elected in October to a two-year tenure as Supreme Court president. His election was a foregone conclusion since the court’s presidency always goes to the justice who has served on the bench the longest.

    – – —CONGRATULATIONS.– – – Mr. JUSTICE. :>) – – –

  • About that Patriots-Jets slaughter game last night…

    Remember when the Jets’ owner, Woody Johnson, said he’d rather have Romney win than a winning season? I guess he’s getting half of his wish. *snickers*

    • Miranda


    • conlakappa

      Ouch. But isn’t he getting neither? I won’t bring it up with the husband, a Jets fan.

      • Ebogan63

        My condolences to your husband. The Jets are a hot mess.

        • conlakappa

          We talked about it. It’s been rough. It cannot be a picnic for Sanchez with those abusive “fans.”

  • majii

    Because of the wonderful coverage at POU, I knew who Wendell Scott was when I read something about him on another site on yesterday! It led me to Wikipedia where I discovered how he became a member of NASCAR, and how hard he had to fight for recognition in the racing world. He was truly a remarkable man!

  • *smh*

    Up w/ Chris Hayes ‏@upwithchris
    Big news: We’ll have Pulitzer-winning playwright/screenwriter Tony Kushner on tomorrow to talk “Lincoln” and its parallels w/ Obama. #uppers

    • Miranda


    • trose1

      Say what?

    • MsKitty

      Gawd, he is a moron.

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD Evening POU FAM♥- – -***BIG HUG** :>)

    —WHEW LAWD- — thhe drive was EXCEEDINGLY- — -Uhhh —–wearyyin’. LOL

    4 those who have not met “her”– -“GHETTO GUUUURRRRLLL”- –is my GPS System. LOL- —With a STR88 “mind of her own”.- —

    2-DAY”- – -I decided 2 take a “ever-so-slightly deviation from “HER DIRECTIONS”.- —

    – – — “WHYCOME”- –I did that??- — LOL- –

    Here’s what “SHE” did- — -with NO FANFARE:

    – –☻”Moved 2 the BACK SEAT.”- – –

    – –☻– THEN- – U could HEAR THIS! LOL

    – -☻- –THEN- – -THIS SOUND- – -as SHE IGNORED ME. LOL

    — ☻– THEN — –THIS. LOL

    Annnnnd- – — she did 2 MORE— -NEW SOUNDS!!- – –

    – – -☻LISTEN!- — Annnd LEFT da CLIPPINGS – -on da SEAT. LOL

    — – -☻All of a sudden- -I felt “THIS BREEZE” -on the back of my neck. “SHE had – –PAINTED her NAILS annnd was WAVIN’ ’em DRY!! — -LOL

    I fell out laffin’.- – LOL.- — -BUT she did PROMISE 2 go on da NEXT TRIP- —

    “IFF SHE HAS TIME!!”- – -I’m sooo THA-ROUGH!! -LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – -Despite da HYPE- –these STATS on “BLACK FRIDAY”- –R bein’ reported:

    – – – –Gallup: Fewer Than 20 Percent Are ‘Black Friday’ Shoppers, Most Are Young– – –

    – —Hordes of customers flock to various stores the day after Thanksgiving in what’s become an annual rite of the holiday season, but a Gallup survey out today shows that “Black Friday” shoppers comprise a relatively small, but youthful sliver of the overall population.

    Only 18 percent of American adults said they plan to shop today, according to the survey, while 81 percent said they do not. Those who will brave the crowds to take advantage of the sales are generally on the younger side. Thirty-four percent who said they will shop on “Black Friday” are under the age of 30.

    A mere 11 percent of respondents between the ages of 50 and 64 said they intend to shop today,

    – -NOW YA KNOW – – – I wonder – –WHO was sampled.- -Annd- –what da “MARGIN of ERROR was.- —-LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- — LOL- – -I luv the way that THEY report THIS “GLOATIN’ NEWS- — –

    – — –Quickie: Dow up 172 points, S & P finishes second-best week of year– –

    —–Today’s Quickie:

    Blame Obama:

    (Reuters)– S&P 500 finishes its second-best week of the year. […]

    The Dow Jones industrial average gained 172.79 points, or 1.35 percent, to 13,009.68. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 18.12 points, or 1.30 percent, to 1,409.15. The Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 40.30 points, or 1.38 percent, to 2,966.85.

    – ——SOUNDS of da RE-THUCKERS annnd OTHER HATAS!! – -LOL

    STILL – -LOSIN’ –LOL — –

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – – -RE-POSTIN’:- – – -FORE WARNED —is – –FORE ARMED.- – –

    — – – –24 States To Be Dominated By Republicans In 2013– —

    – — At least 37 states will fall under single-party control come January, with one party holding the governor’s office and majorities in both legislative chambers, the New York Times reports, “raising the prospect that bold partisan agendas — on both ends of the political spectrum — will flourish over the next couple of years.”
    – —SNIP- – –

    — —- while at least 13 states will be Democratic. Power will be divided evenly in just 12 capitals — the fewest since 1952. Democrats won more of “the roughly 6,000 state legislative seats that were up for grabs,” adding “more than 150 legislative seats.”

    The New York Times offers this graphic of party control in the states since 1938:

    GR8 graph. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥—– FORE!- —–Some RELAXATION —:>)- – — –

    – —A Second Thanksgiving Birdie? Obama Plays Golf– —

    —– – President Obama today headed out to Joint Base Andrews to get in some holiday golf, hitting the links with two of his usual crew, junior aides Marvin Nicholson and Eugene Kang, as well as Nicholson’s brother, Walter.

    The president is playing for the 106th time of his presidency but only the 14th time this year. With the campaign over, Obama is returning to the golf course, playing for the second time in less than two weeks.

    – — — HAPPY U/FAM♥ R RELAXIN’.- -B BLESSED. :>)- – –

    • TyrenM

      Cool. Sunday morning fodder for faux news.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY TyrenM. — – -***BIG HUG** :>)

        LOL- — -AIN’T! – NEVA! — –LIED!- – -I will B soooo watchin’

        the Sunday “sqwakers”- –annnd their —“NOISE.” — LOL

        Good 2 C U — TyrenM. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere


    – —Happy Birthday, Robin Roberts– –

    – — –Robin Roberts is the youngest of four children. Her father was a pilot with the Tuskegee Airmen.

    – — – –Robin René Roberts (born November 23, 1960) is an American television broadcaster.– —


  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- — — A SAAAAA-LAP – -of TRUTH- — –:>) —

    – — –Accountability Day – – –

    – – – –Wouldn’t it be nice if we could figure out how to have more days on which Republicans discover, once and for all, that they are wrong about stuff?

    “Today’s Republicans cocoon themselves in an alternate reality defined by Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page, and only on rare occasions — like on election night — encounter any hint that what they believe might not be true.” – Paul Krugman

    Too bad there can’t be a day when it is revealed that, yes, evolution, plate tectonics, and climate change are real.— SNIP —


  • dannie22
    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY dannie22. ***BIG HUG** :>)

      — — – -Joinin’ U –in sympathy. – –

      – — – – MEMORIES – —

      – —The Best of J.R. Ewing — —

      Good 2 C U dannie. :>)

      BTW- — I gave U a “shout out”- – -on the ELECTION of REP Marcia Fudge- – -CBC President. :>)- – -She is AMAZIN’- –like U♥. :>)

      • dannie22

        Hey GLH!! hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I think Fudge will be good for the CBC!

        • GreenLadyHere

          dannie♥- — -Thank U. :>) I did. :>) Back- atchooo, :>)

          Good 2 hear your ENDORSEMENT of her. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – – -SAD BOXING NEWS- — –

    – – —Legendary Boxer ‘Macho’ Camacho “Clinically Brain Dead” After Being Shot In The Face

    —- Famed Puerto Rican boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho is clinically brain dead, doctors said Thursday, though they said family members were disagreeing on whether to take him off life support. Dr. Ernesto Torres said doctors have finished performing all medical tests on Camacho, who was shot in the face Tuesday night.

    “We have done everything we could,” said Torres, who is the director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan. “We have to tell the people of Puerto Rico and the entire world that Macho Camacho has died, he is brain dead.”

    He said at a news conference that Camacho would remain on life support until Thursday morning, at which time the family will have to tell doctors whether they want to donate his organs.

    Torres said Camacho’s father has already indicated that he wants the boxer taken off life support and his organs donated, but one of his sisters opposes the idea.

    “This is a very difficult moment,” he said.

    – — – -PRAYERS 4 the FAMILY/FRIENDS/FANS- – –RIHEP- – “MACHO”. —

    • Alma98

      This is so sad, he had a sad life.

  • rikyrah

    Larry Hagman, the North Texas native who played the conniving and mischievous J.R. Ewing on the TV show Dallas, died Friday at a Dallas hospital. He was 81.

    Mr. Hagman died at 4:20 p.m. Friday at Medical City Dallas Hospital from complications of his recent battle with cancer, members of his family said.

    “Larry was back in his beloved Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved most,” the family said in a statement. “Larry’s family and close friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday. When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for. The family requests privacy at this time.”

    The iconic role of J.R. Ewing metamorphosed Mr. Hagman’s life. He rocketed from being a merely well-known TV actor on I Dream of Jeannie and the son of Broadway legend Mary Martin, to the kind of transnational fame known only by the likes of the Beatles and Muhammad Ali.

    Mr. Hagman made his home in California with his wife of nearly 60 years, the former Maj Axelsson. Despite obvious physical frailty, he gamely returned to Dallas to film season one of TNT’s Dallas reboot and part of season two.

    Linda Gray’s agent, Jeffrey Lane, said the actress was at Mr. Hagman’s bedside when he died, according to The Sun in London. He said another co-star, Patrick Duffy, was also present. “They had been friends for 35 years and they had worked together for many years, so obviously it is devastating,” Mr. Lane told The Sun.

    • Alma98

      Awww man! RIP Mr. Hagman you brought me joy and laughter

  • GreenLadyHere

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

    — – –NAACP Gets New Legal Defense Fund Director– –

    — – –The NAACP has classic litigation that it is famous for, but it’s been some time since we’ve seen a landmark case grab their attention.

    But with a new sheriff in town at the lead, there may be a jump to energize this area of the NAACP and set some fires under politicians to get us back on track again; especially in voting issues.

    This week, the NAACP announced that Sherrilyn Ifill has been passed the baton of leadership for their Legal Defense Fund (LDF). She’s a nationally known advocate in the areas of “civil rights, voting rights, judicial diversity and judicial decision-making.”

    Hailing from the University of Maryland’s Law School since 1993, she has taught Constitutional Law, Environmental Justice, Complex Litigation, as well as seminars on Voting Rights and Equal Protection. Not only that, she co-founded the Reentry of Ex-Offenders Clinic that focuses on the legal rights of ex-offenders. Annnd, she wrote an important book, “On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the Twenty-First Century.”

    – —She’s BEEN FIERCE- —–Woo! Hoo!- —

    – – – Gwen Ifill’s Cousin, Sherrilyn Ifill, University Of Maryland Law Professor, Says Sarah Palin Offensive to Black Women– —

    Annnnn- – -YES- — –related 2 Ms. Gwen.