August 16, 2017

Friday Open Thread: Black Beauty Pageant Winners

Nana Meriwether (born May 24, 1985) is a two-time NCAA All-American UCLA volleyball player and Miss USA 2012. She represented Maryland at Miss USA 2012 and finished as 1st runner-up. On December 19, 2012, after Olivia Culpo won Miss Universe 2012, Nana assumed the title of Miss USA. Nana is currently Assistant to Glenda Bailey, the Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar. She has worked for and contributed to Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book, Vanity Fair, and Vogue Australia. Nana co-founded a 501 (c) (3) international non-profit organization, Meriwether Foundation that operates programs in health, education, nutrition and development in rural and impoverished communities of Southern Africa.

Meriwether competed in her 1st pageant for the Miss Universe Organization, Miss California USA 2008, representing Malibu, where she didn’t place in the semifinals. Nana returned to the Miss California USA stage in 2009, this time representing Beverly Hills, where she finished as 3rd runner-up to Carrie Prejean. Meriwether competed in Miss California USA 2010 where she finished as 1st runner-up to Nicole Johnson.

Meriwether competed in the Miss California USA one last time in 2011 where she eventually finished as 4th runner-up to Alyssa Campanella. After competing in Miss California USA for 4 years, Nana decided to move back to her home state of Maryland where she entered Miss Maryland USA 2012 and won the title, gaining the right to represent the state at Miss USA.

Meriwether represented Maryland at Miss USA 2012 where she eventually finished at 1st runner-up to Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island. On December 19, 2012, Olivia Culpo won the title of Miss Universe 2012. Due to pageant protocol, Miss USA must resign her title in order to fulfill her duties as Miss Universe. The 1st runner-up assumes the title of Miss USA, meaning that Meriwether is the new Miss USA 2012. After assuming the crown, Meriwether became the oldest contestant ever to be crowned Miss USA at the age of 27.

Born in South Africa to an African American father and a South African mother who were doing volunteer work, she was raised in Potomac, Maryland and is a 2003 graduate of Sidwell Friends School. She attended Duke University for one semester, where her father Delano Meriwether had been the first African-American medical student. She transferred to UCLA in 2004, where she graduated and was twice named an All-American in volleyball. Following her collegiate career, Nana played professional volleyball in Puerto Rico for the Las Indias de Mayaguez. She then started graduate school at USC. She previously participated in California pageants (2008–2011) and finished as high as second.

Kimberly Clarice Aiken Cockerham (born October 11, 1974, in Columbia, South Carolina) was Miss America 1994. Aiken was 18 years old when she won the coveted title and was only the fifth woman of African descent to be crowned. She won Miss Columbia and Miss South Carolina 1993 en route to her 1994 Miss America crown. She was the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss South Carolina.Although she did not win any preliminary awards, she was still selected as a top 10 finalist and excelled during the live pageant with a stirring rendition of “Summertime” for her talent, and impressive showings in the swimsuit, evening gown, and interview competitions thus securing her the crown.

Aiken’s pageant coach was CB Mathis of CB’s Limited in Lancaster, South Carolina. Aiken used the plight of the homeless as her platform. Aiken has made numerous television appearances and was once recognized by People Magazine as one of the “Fifty Most Beautiful People in the World”.

She was initiated as a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority at Epsilon Tau Chapter. After graduating from New York University, Aiken pursued a career in public accounting with Ernst & Young LLP, one of the Big Four accounting firms. Today, she is an image consultant and motivational speaker. A professional speaker for nearly ten years, she entertains and inspires audiences with her programs, using her varied experiences and sharing stories of overcoming obstacles, such as brain surgery. She is also a regular columnist for Pageantry Magazine.

She is the daughter of Valerie and Charles Aiken of Columbia, South Carolina.  She married Haven Cockerham and has two children.

  • nellcote
    • BoomerGal

      Uh…..might this be the future Barack H. Obama?? Sure looks like it!

  • nellcote
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    • adept2u

      Call Obama deporter in chief now.

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, nellcote and POU!

  • nellcote
    • Miranda

      For all her faults, she is still sane. This mofo is not.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      He’s doin this shit AGAIN!!!!???

  • nellcote
  • MonieTalks
    • nellcote

      “the left”…try to be more vague

    • Miranda

      Mofos really trying it.

    • BoomerGal

      And you apparently don’t know enough of Affirmative Action history for a descent clap back.

      • adept2u

        That was very sub par. It lowered us.

    • adept2u

      Oh great so now I can’t identify with the left without having to assume the stench of Bernie Sanders. So I’m not progressive I’m not the left, guess they want me to be not a Democrat and I don’t have a problem with it. I will not share the same air with their four flushing racist asses and indeed fuck them now and forever.

    • Kennymack1971

      So Kamala Harris, Joy Reid and now Yamiche Alcindor….why is the alt left finding it so easy to go after Black women?

      (Don’t worry I know the answer the question still needs to be asked)

  • Miranda

    This is epic, epically bad.
    —————————
    Trump disapproval hits 64 percent in AP poll
    06/16/17 08:08 AM EDT

    Nearly two-thirds of Americans disapprove of the job President Trump is doing in the White House, according to an Associated Press-NORC poll released Thursday.

    Sixty-four percent of respondents in the survey said that they don’t like how the president’s handling his office, while just over a third, 35 percent, approved of Trump.
    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/338092-trump-disapproval-hits-64-percent-in-ap-poll?rnd=1497614900

    • BoomerGal

      Good! But not nearly high enough.

    • Kennymack1971

      Once again we’re just about to hit the six month mark of this debacle. Not the end of his term. The. Six. Month. Mark.

      Fuck You Mayo Nation.

      • rikyrah

        Thank you for the daily affirmation.

    • Town

      Bush is like Damm!!!

      • Kennymack1971

        It took 8 years for Bush to establish himself as the worst American President in modern history and Dolt 45 has eclipsed that….in six freaking months.

        What a time.

    • rikyrah

      64%

      LBJ was getting thousands of young men killed and didn’t get to this level.

      • jds09

        Now that’s some perspective. Wow.

      • nellcote

        and he signed the civil rights bill so he had people mad from both sides.

  • Miranda

    NBC should be thoroughly ashamed and I hope every executive that signed off on this has a run-in with karma they’ll never forget. This is what you GET. You laid down with a NUT, you getting SCREWED OVER by that nut. Megyn Kelly is GUTTER TRASH. Glad she’s getting fucked over by this fool.
    ———————————-
    Alex Jones releases more secret-taped Megyn Kelly audio; NBC responds
    06/16/17 08:52 AM EDT

    Alex Jones released more pre-interview audio of Megyn Kelly late Thursday night and early Friday that includes the NBC News host saying Jones “became very fascinating” to her while separately assuring him the interview won’t be “some kind of gotcha piece.”

    “The reason you are interesting to me is because I followed your custody case, and I think you had a very good point about how the media was covering it and for some reason treated you and your family and what was going on as fair game when they never would have done that if you were a mainstream media figure,” said Kelly, a former Fox News host, to Jones.

    “I saw a different side of you in that whole thing and, you know, you just became very fascinating to me.”

    On Thursday night, Jones, offered a preview of what was going to be released in a 2-minute, 20-second video clip that appears to include off-the-record conversation with Kelly. The interview is set to air Sunday.

    “It’s not going to be some gotcha hit piece, I can promise you that,” Kelly is heard saying to Jones.

    NBC News responded to The Hill’s comment request on Friday, stating it remained committed to airing the interview.

    more here: http://thehill.com/homenews/media/338097-alex-jones-releases-more-secret-taped-megyn-kelly-audio-nbc-responds

    • GOVCHRIS1988
    • GOVCHRIS1988
      • Miranda

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • Kennymack1971

      Once again….

      They ran off Tamron Hall..

      Backed up the money truck for this mayonnaise mediocrity…

      Look at ya now….

      Karma remains undefeated.

    • TyrenM

      Alex hit it.

      • adept2u

        I hope he knocked it sideways like Uranus.

      • Kennymack1971

        I want to disagree with you but…man let me just go the lounge. I hope y’all left some donuts in there.

        • adept2u

          I felt the same way and thought two tears in a bucket.

    • adept2u

      This is the thing right here. They have the American public focused on the personalities they air when the personalities have 0 say over what gets aired. The people responsible for the shit soup they serve America are anonymous and never checked. Funny how much the White wing loves hacks and leaks except say the Sony hack that showed their so called leftist Hollywood racist as hell.

      • TyrenM

        Say THAT!

    • jds09

      Being white, blond and size zero doesn’t take them as far as it used to. The petty side of me enjoyed the fact that they put of picture of her without her make-up on blast.

      TV spokesmodel need to know their place….it’s a warning shot to others.

      • Admiral_Komack

        No, it isn’t; they’ll keep trying it.

  • MonieTalks
    • Miranda

      So, he’s saying Rosentein is a part of the witch hunt?

      *snicker*….he’s lost what little of his mind he still had left.

    • BoomerGal

      Rosenstein told him to fire the FBI director? Did I miss something?

    • Kennymack1971

      Y’all…he has lost it.

      He just confirmed that he’s under investigation.

      Mayo Nation…..what have you done?

    • adept2u

      Holy smokes! Is there no one the NAZI Bastard won’t stab in the back? Is he talking about Rosenstein? LOOOOOOL fuck him he deserves it but DAYUM!

    • nathkatun7

      Has Trump already forgotten that he categorically told Lester Holt that he was going to fire Comey regardless of the recommendation from Rosenstein and Sessions?

  • jds09

    Good morning POU Fam!

    • rikyrah

      Morning jds

  • Miranda

    HA!
    https://twitter.com/harrysiegel/status/875706922510561280
    That’s what you git Rosenstein!
    ——————
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein set off alarms with a veiled statement about leaks
    Jun 16th 2017 6:08AM

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issued a stunning statement Thursday night that appeared to be a rebuke of intelligence leaks roundly criticized by President Donald Trump and Republicans at large.

    The statement said Americans should think twice “before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials.'”

    “Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations,” Rosenstein said.

    more here: https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/06/16/deputy-attorney-general-rod-rosenstein-set-off-alarms-with-a-vei/22355085/

  • Miranda

    THIS. WILL. NEVER. GET. OLD. This is the most epic trolling ever in the history of trolling. Seirously, this is international trolling on 100.
    https://twitter.com/TomthunkitsMind/status/875695038038257665

    • Kennymack1971

      This is “we don’t like you and your breath stank” level trolling at it’s finest.

    • Town

      Melania probably knew what they were saying to Trump and was chuckling inside.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Oh we KNEW they were doin this. And they ain’t got to worry about that muthafucka tryin to learn the languages either.

    • adept2u

      Allons enfants de la Patrie,

      Le jour de gloire est arrivé!

      Vive La France

    • rikyrah

      I told you!!!
      They are European elite..they all know English.

      • jds09

        You called it.

    • BoomerGal

      Love the French! Viva la France!!

  • MonieTalks

    Trump divulges in the bullshit these people peddle…I’m speechless.

    https://twitter.com/EsotericCD/status/875456802095153152

    • Miranda

      But “both sides”……………..

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Bug. fuck. bonkers.

    • Kennymack1971

      Well….that’s insane.

    • rikyrah

      Crazy

  • nellcote
    • rikyrah

      WOW

    • nellcote

      JESAL‏ @JesalTV

      Jeff Bezos: “Alexa, buy me something from Whole Foods.”

      Alexa: “Sure, Jeff. Buying Whole Foods now.”

      Jeff Bezos: “WHA- ahh go ahead.”

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    • nellcote

      Jeremy Diamond‏Verified account @JDiamond1

      DOJ official tells @evanperez the White House didn’t order Rosenstein statement slamming use of anon sources. But declines to go on record

    • Kennymack1971

      Don’t worry Ace…just wait for Dolt 45 to slip his handlers and get his phone and he’ll confirm everything himself.

      • Miranda

        THIS

    • rikyrah

      Tee hee hee

  • nellcote

    just saying…

  • Miranda

    OMG, its going to be one of THOSE Fridays…….two articles on Mike Pence walking the tightrope to being president while quietly stabbing Trump in the back. Mother is guiding him well.
    ————————–
    Pence Stays In the Shadows
    June 16, 2017

    Washington Post: Pence’s balancing act as Trump’s No. 2 shows signs of strain amid White House turmoil.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pences-balancing-act-as-trumps-no-2-shows-signs-of-strain-amid-wh-turmoil/2017/06/16/01652a1c-5141-11e7-a973-3dae94ed3eb7_story.html?utm_term=.51c8f7be43fa

    Politico: “From the moment last July when Trump picked Pence as his running mate, through the first five months of this administration, the vice president has been all but invisible in the parade of palace intrigue stories detailing the rivalries, alliances, backstabbing, self-promoting and stock-watching inside Trump’s reality-TV style presidency. That is no accident: Pence made clear to everyone around him when he was picked, and again at the outset of the administration, that the spotlight belongs to Trump. Leaking, speaking out of turn or doing anything that could be perceived as upstaging the president would not be tolerated… Unsurprisingly, the vice president declined to comment for this story.”

    “His inconspicuousness is engineered to keep all eyes on the president. But it’s also necessary to guard against whispers that he, not Trump, is running the show—a narrative fueled both by Pence’s standing in the party and by the fact that he has been empowered like no vice president before him to establish, sell and execute the administration’s agenda. Five months into the Trump era—and less than a year since he was plucked from a thorny situation in Indiana—Pence, once an endangered small-state governor, has become the most popular Republican in the country and accumulated an astonishing amount of power.”
    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/16/vice-president-mike-pence-profile-feature-215257

    • Kennymack1971

      Pence sees the iceberg approaching and he and mother are packing their belongings in the lifeboat.

    • jds09

      This tightrope walker is the same guy that got busted for using campaign funds the pay his mortgage….and Mueller’s team just added a money launderer expert….Mother may also be packing for ‘tennis prison’.

  • GreenLadyHere

    — –Good Friday MornTin’ PBOMB♥/POU FAM♥- -:>) **BIG HUG** :>)- -Annd We R Greeted By Lovely annnd TALENTED- -Ladies Who Have Done Soo WELL Both In Annnd BEYOND Their Contests. :>)- -Sooo PROUD of Both♥♥–:>)

    – – –☺Ms. Nana Meriwether♥– – –Following her collegiate career, Nana played professional volleyball in Puerto Rico for the Las Indias de Mayaguez. :>)

    – – –Nana co-founded a 501 (c) (3) international non-profit organization, Meriwether Foundation that operates programs in health, education, nutrition and development in rural and impoverished communities of Southern Africa.

    – -☻Ms. Kimberly Clarice Aiken Cockerham♥– —

    – —She was the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss South Carolina.

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    • rikyrah

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ rikyrah. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)- –B BLESSED♥- — :>)

  • nellcote
    • jds09

      Nah not wierd, they’re betting on their constituents notbeing able to put 1 (quotes) plus 1 (votes) together.

    • Town

      Translation: We scared of Mitch McConnell

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Morning BoomerG

  • nellcote
    • TyrenM

      Can’t Truss It!

    • adept2u

      Just a vicious and soulless evil they are.

    • rikyrah

      This is who they are.
      But, it was supposed to be CRIMINALS remember?

    • GreenLadyHere

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  • Miranda

    So wait a minute, the DOJ issued an OFFICIAL statement and this morning Trump basically through Rosenstein under the bus on twitter?
    https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/875713506162728960

    • Kennymack1971

      Yep. That’s exactly what happened. A statement rendered worthless thanks to Dolt 45.

    • jds09

      What does this statement even mean? Sounds like “look both ways before you cross the street” type of statement.

      • Town

        Translation: Russia still outchea pumping out fake news and using bots and “personalities” on social media to do it. Don’t believe what you see on the Twitters or the Facebooks —when we perp walk Jared, Trump & Flynn then you’ll know what’s up

    • rikyrah

      Yep

    • adept2u

      Wait WAIT!!!

      How is this statement any different from when Loretta Lynch told Comey to refer to Hillary’s investigation as a matter? You know like the old policy of neither confirming or denying allegations? How come she can be accused in public and without pushback of corruption for the same practice? This nation’s hypocrisy has killed it.

      • BoomerGal

        Yup!

      • GreenLadyHere

        adept2u- — Ummmm– –Ain’t she the BLACK—BLACKETY—BLACK- – –AG?- – – –
        That’s the Problem– – -**SIGH**– -**smh**

    • BoomerGal

      I hear you, Keith!

    • rikyrah

      Ask it Keith

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      KUDOS– – 2 Keith.– – CALL- – -Him- –OUT!!– – -STILL an- –“IT” TOOL”. . —WE KNOW!!– –

      Hence the “May hafta recuse myself statement.” . .- — WATCHIN’

  • GreenLadyHere

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    • GreenLadyHere

      ETA:- –https://twitter.com/MatthewACherry/status/875594411995942912

  • GreenLadyHere

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  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– – Yes. – — #TeamMueller♥- — -Gettin’- –“bigly”—- :>)

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    WATCHIN’. . .

  • nellcote

    Cody Keenan‏Verified account @codykeenan

    Reminder: the current President of the United States used to call reporters, tell them his name was “John Barron,” then leak about himself.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- — GOTV- — NEWZ- – –From #GA06— :>)

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    WATCHIN’. . .

    • nellcote

      ignore the polls. GOTV! like your 10 have they fixed their computer systems yet?

  • nellcote

    will donnie take credit for Raoul Castro retiring in his cuba speech today? LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– –Some- – -ACA —Positivity♥– — :>)

    – – –☺http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/338102-nebraska-will-have-an-insurer-on-its-obamacare-exchange

    Nebraskans will be able to buy ObamaCare plans next year.

    In a short press release, Medica announced it has filed to sell plans on the individual market for 2018. The state needed Medica to stay — or for another insurer to re-enter — or else the entire state wouldn’t have hadany plans on its ObamaCare exchanges.

    Earlier this year, Aetna announced it would exit all of its Affordable Care Act markets, including Nebraska. That left the state with only Medica, and the insurer hadn’t committed to offering health plans for 2018 until Thursday evening.

    • adept2u

      The idea that a private insurer would ABANDON a captive market that was MANDATED to buy the product is beyond insanity. This is how we can tell the idea of corporate “governance” is nothing but a sham. There is a guaranteed profit and they don’t even have to maintain a supply chain the website enrolls them.

      • nellcote

        the goopers are already taking money for subsidies out though.

        • adept2u

          They didn’t take that mandate out though did they? That’s the only way you can do instant issue and preexisting acceptance. They truly are acting like a Mogwai that was made a Gremlin being served methcakes and racism after midnight.

      • adept2u

        Hey did you know what the average commission was on group policies? 20%. That’s right I earned 20 cents on every dollar of your healthcare premium and most of my the people STILL putting chicken in my pot have no idea they’re paying me. I earned the group commission solely by getting a letter signed.

      • GreenLadyHere

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        Good 2 C U♥ :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

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    • Town

      She’s a very handsome woman.

      • adept2u

        I’m really trippy on Fridays as ritual anyways, Am I the only one who sees a demon on her neck/throat?

  • nellcote
    • adept2u

      Yeah this country is hosed.

    • jds09

      This is the GOP in a nutshell. All process and no public policy, being interviewed by the same media that worships process.

      Crazy.

    • Miranda

      Tha hell did I just read?

    • rikyrah

      The simple and honest answer is:

      We are stealing your Healthcare so that we can give millionaires and billionaires Tax Cuts

    • GreenLadyHere

      nellcote- -The “IT” Plan:- – — -REVERSE- -RobinHood- – – Steal From the POOR annnd GIVE 2 the Rich [1%]- —

      EVIL/VILE- — LOSER!!

    • Alma98

      smh gibberish

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– *GENTLE-Sigh**-OUR Beloved PRESIDENT♥– –A FOND MEMORY- –Of 8- -GR8 — Years♥ of TIME :>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/mcspocky/status/875674900891086848

    • Alma98

      Time trying to get that Obama money huh lol. PBO looks so handsome and young.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥— From– – RESISTANT♥- – -Rep. TED LIEU♥- – — WORD. :>)

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  • Alma98
    • BoomerGal

      Morning, Alma

    • GreenLadyHere

      ☺https://media.giphy.com/media/brsEO1JayBVja/giphy.gif
      Good Morntin’ alma and “MR. SUN”- -Shinin’ Brightly on All His Lovely Flowers. :>)- –**BIG HUG** :>)

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

  • Miranda

    HAHAHA……..This is getting so real.
    ————————
    Rosenstein May Recuse Himself
    June 16, 2017

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has ultimate authority over the special counsel’s probe of Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election, has privately acknowledged to colleagues that he may have to recuse himself from the matter, which he took charge of only after Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ own recusal, sources tell ABC News.

    Those private remarks “are significant because they reflect the widening nature of the federal probe, which now includes a preliminary inquiry into whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice when he allegedly tried to curtail the probe and then fired James Comey as FBI director.”

    more here: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/deputy-attorney-general-privately-acknowledges-recuse-russia-probe/story?id=48080253

    • BoomerGal

      Yes, do that!

    • Kennymack1971

      Ace about to wash his hands of this shit.

      • Miranda

        BWA HAHAHAHAHAHA…you ain’t lying….he bout to be right in some corner office on Wall Street as their general counsel. His wife telling him RIGHT NOW she will NOT be staying around if he wanna play with this mess.

        • Kennymack1971

          You know she already mad he got this job in the first place.

  • Miranda

    Trump really DOES think he’s dealing with some lil local contractor he can push around! He has no idea!!
    ———————
    Trump Thinks He Can Intimidate Mueller
    June 16, 2017

    If Donald Trump thought he could intimidate Bob Mueller, he thought wrong.

    A person who spoke with Trump on Tuesday told the New York Times that the president was pleased by the intentional ambiguity of his position on firing Robert S. Mueller as special counsel, “and thinks the possibility of being fired will focus the veteran prosecutor on delivering what the president desires most: a blanket public exoneration.”

    If the president truly believes this, he fundamentally misunderstands what motivates the former FBI director – who has stood up to previous administrations and never swayed under political pressure.

    more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/06/16/daily-202-prospect-of-trump-firing-mueller-keeps-becoming-more-untenable/5942f946e9b69b2fb981dd36/?utm_term=.6801a3e05369&wpisrc=nl_daily202&wpmm=1

    • BoomerGal

      LOL!!!! He not the one, Dolt!! LOL!!!

    • adept2u

      This is what happens when you never run into people that have integrity. Man New York real estate must be a cesspool.

    • rikyrah

      Bobby Three Sticks going
      ” You better ask somebody”

    • jds09

      45 doesn’t understand the game he is in. These folks are not motivated by money….it’s their legacies and reputations they care about.

      45 can’t swamp them with lawsuits thinking they can’t wait him out. Time and resources are on their side.

      He’s prolly confused as hell and will get more confused as his normal scenario doesn’t play out like it used. to.

      If so many people weren’t getting fucked along the way it would be funny.

  • Miranda

    Black folks always know. We have never been afforded the time to hallucinate and live in fantasy worlds and pretend shit ain’t what it is.
    ————————-
    https://twitter.com/byjoelanderson/status/875554960125054976
    The story we’ve told ourselves — that working-class whites flocked to Trump due to job worries or free trade or economic populism — is basically wrong, the research papers released this week suggest.
    They did flock to Trump. But the reason they did so in enough numbers for Trump to win wasn’t anxiety about the economy. It was anxiety about Mexicans, Muslims and blacks.

    Here’s how they put it in academese: “What stands out most, however, is the attitudes that became more strongly related to the vote in 2016: attitudes about immigration, feelings toward black people, and feelings toward Muslims,” writes George Washington University professor John Sides. He notes that the media focused on less-educated whites, but negative racial attitudes fueled by Trump were a big motivator for college-educated whites, too.

    • adept2u

      And the most unaddressed illness in America is that Bernie Sanders represents the same White Supremacy dipped pissed off White man.

    • rikyrah

      Professor BROTHA….
      we understand..

    • MonieTalks

      The Black Lives Matter movement, Standing Rock protests, and uptick in terror attacks in Europe (that the GOP/MSM tried their damnedest to make Obama personally responsible for) offended these people more than any outsourcing CEO and 1% ever has.

      • rikyrah

        TRUTH

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        SPEAK TRUTH!- –They irritated their $$– – ’cause they CALLED OUT- – -their EVIL/VILE ACTIONS- — RACISM- annnd– RIGHTS 2 CLEAN WATER!- –

        Good 2C U♥- – -:>) – – -B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • Alma98

      Like I said drumpf never said anything about the economy til the last few weeks or a month at most of his campaign. The rest of the time was spent being racist and talking about putting black and brown folks where they belong. And the media is responsible for a lot of it.

      • Kennymack1971

        They can’t tell you one detail about Dolt 45’s tax plan or plans for infrastructure. But they can tell you all about the wall and how he’s going to get the Black and Brown folks in line.

        • Alma98

          Yep

    • Kennymack1971

      This is why I roll my eyes at Bernie, Liz Warren, and the rest of these earnest progressive bloggers who swear we need to be chasing these people.

      Until you can acknowledge their motivation for supporting the most incompetent Presidential candidate in history (fake news, Russian shenanigans and all) you’re wasting time.

      It ain’t Wall Street, the Banksters or any of that and it never was…it’s the addiction to racism, sexism and xenophobia.

      Black folks get it. Latino folks get it. So do Asian folks and Arabic folks….now who does that leave?

      Get real or get gone White people.

      • jds09

        Until they can admit that their Mama who makes their favorite green bean salad is a racist they’re still gonna chase them.

        • Miranda

          They do love that grean bean salad.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – —WORD- –Brotha Professor. – –:>)

      — –They did flock to Trump. But the reason they did so in enough numbers
      for Trump to win wasn’t anxiety about the economy. It was anxiety about
      Mexicans, Muslims and blacks.
      – —

      Annnd WE been KNOWIN’. . . :>)

    • Alma98

      LOL at the deplorables in the comments hotter than fish grease and proving his point. Also I need for folks to stop saying not all drumpf voters are racist because it’s a lie. If you say you’re not racist but still voted for drumpf while he was spewing all kinds of racist shit I’ll slap you. Another thing is this part right here….uh huh the media is a big part of and purveyor of racism.

      What’s doubly interesting is that Parker suspects the reason his research gets overlooked is because he is black. He senses it’s assumed that as a black man he must be biased about race, or is too quick to
      invoke it.

      “I get a whole lot more respect over in Europe,” Parker told me. “There, it’s all about the ideas and whether my social science is sound.It’s not about who I am, like it so often is here.”

      Meanwhile, white writers such as J.D. Vance, author of “Hillbilly Elegy,”are seen as guru guides to Trump country. Even though the mostly colorblind story of economic dead-end-ism Vance tells apparently isn’t
      what really turned the election.

      Parker and Barreto now are working on their own book, out next year, called “The Great White Hope: Donald Trump, Race and the Crisis of Democracy.” Will that get ignored, too?

      “I get it, nobody wants to be told what they don’t want to hear,” Parker says. “People want there to be a more innocent explanation, about jobs or trade or something. But sorry, everyone — it just isn’t there. My plea to people is we ought to start focusing on what’s real.”

  • Miranda

    Bill Clinton just sat straight up and said “that muthasucka said what??”
    https://twitter.com/TeddyDavisCNN/status/875717702702288896

  • TyrenM

    Did someone here say the Pence PAC is in fact the Pence Legal Defense Fund? If so, kudos.

    • rikyrah

      Yep. Found out last night on LarryO

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’ TyrenM :>) **BIG HUG** :>)- –

      Ohhh Yes.– -The 1/2 Pence is runnin’ FULL Force from the LAW!- –:>)–

      He will B “distinguished” [Smirky]– as thhe first VP who LAWYERED Up- – -LOLO

      Good times – — HUH?- –LOL
      Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥—Yes.- – —#AHCA- –OPPOSITION- — “bigly”. .

    — -☺https://twitter.com/mattmfm/status/875652896263610372

    – — K’MON – -KARMA– -annnd RESISTANTS♥- —

  • GreenLadyHere

    HEEY alma- –:>) RAIN?- – -Got a remedy- –
    — -☺http://www.animateit.net/data/media/feb2013/thinkofyou.gif

    – –BUT — -it will be good 4 the flowers. — – :>)

    Thank U 4 your KIND BLESSINGS.- – -Soo NEEDED. — -:>)

    *HUGS** :>)

  • Miranda

    SHE LIED ABOUT A LAW DEGREE?!?!?!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – —OUR Beloved PRESIDENT- – -HONORS- —– –:>)

    – –☺https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/875687918630842368

    WELL DONE♥- — -WELL DESERVED♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    “Obamacare can be improved, especially in rural markets where hospitals and doctors are spread far apart and competition has always been difficult to produce. But the threat to the exchanges is the same as the threat to Medicaid: not any inherent flaw in the operation of the programs, but a governing party that ideologically opposes the transfer of resources that is needed to make health care available to the poor and sick.”
    https://twitter.com/JohnJHarwood/status/875732992366452736

    • jds09

      America is John Wick and healthcare is his dog.

  • Kennymack1971

    So they’re really going to pretend like we didn’t have a front row seat to all the shenanigans from 2009-2017 huh?
    https://twitter.com/foxandfriends/status/875684410774831104

    • Lightening should’ve struck her ass.

    • Miranda

      This hag.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- — [From Last Evenin’]— –Anotha–UNAUALIFIED- – “SWAMP DWELLER”- — -Doin- –I Don’t Know What!!— – geesh!

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/875531345669304320

  • Miranda

    OMG, this is despicable!!
    ————————
    https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/875696988200849410
    USA TODAY: Reporters spent a year investigating the port trucking industry, the guys who haul containers for the Amazons and Targets of America. We found a fleet of indentured servants, thousands of them in California. At least 60 companies use the same lease-to-own scheme to trap their own workers into debt and sometimes forced labor.

    First they tricked poor, uneducated immigrants to pay $100,000 for brand-new trucks that they could never afford.
    Then companies used the weekly debt and threats to force guys like Sam Talavera to work up to 20 hours a day behind the wheel.
    Some bosses actually locked their truckers out of the parking lot to make them work past exhaustion.
    https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/875734119099052032

    • Alma98

      Holy shit! this is reprehensible and I’m afraid with these cretins in office it’ll get worse.

      • Miranda

        Not only get worse and there will be NO restitution for these poor men because Sessions is making sure the DOJ does NOT go after companies that do this and the Labor Dept does not give a damn!

    • adept2u

      Wall St. AMIRITE???

    • Kennymack1971

      This is happening in 2017…this is horrific.

      • adept2u

        Uber is all trying to disappear into the shrubs….

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥– -**Looks @ Calendar- — YEP– -2017** – –geesh!

      DEPLORABLE!!- — INHUMANE- – — SLAVERY– -still exists- – just a Different medium. . — -**smh**

  • Kennymack1971

    When y’all can crack on each other and it ain’t no thing. That’s friendship.
    https://youtu.be/XzbJGPVchfs

    • Miranda

      Ahhhhhh!

      So ready for the season!!

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      — -LOL—-It’s Sooo On– – -Already. . :>)

      — -Gettin’ the Hotdogs- –Peanuts- –annnd DRANKS— Ready- – – :>)

      Have a BLESSED Day♥- –:>) Slayin’ Tweets– -Abound. . :>)

    • Joy

      Morning, Kenny and POU! Love those two!

  • Miranda

    Well this tweet from the big burly one didn’t age well…or maybe it did! LOL
    https://twitter.com/SarahHuckabee/status/794255968448020480

    • Kennymack1971

      Whoops.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – –Interestin’- – — VERDICT. . .

    – –☺https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/875735507795415040

    – –COMMENTS:- – –What got me was she talked him through it on the phone & then ordered him back in the poison-filled car when he got out. Definitely coercive

    — –yet personal ACTIONS get Hung Juries.. wtf America..</i.- –

    — PRAYERS♥- — 4 the Young Man's family. . .

    • adept2u

      Jaysus!!! No one want to talk about the evil? A friend? A friend??? burns sage….

      • Alma98

        IKR?

      • GreenLadyHere

        adept2u- – –I KNOW–HUH?- – -SADLY.- – –

        Brangs a different nuance 2 – –“Sticks and Stones meme”. . Names/WORDs– -CAN HURT. . Sadly. .

    • Alma98

      And yet drumpf, RW radio folks and faux news haven’t been charged for the hate, fear and violence they stir up.

      • GreenLadyHere

        alma- – -*BIG fist bump*- – -Don’t even get- – -CHARGED- – — YET. . .

        Hopin’ THIS is brought up by – -#TeamMueller. .

  • Miranda

    ______________________________OMG, he’s hired 13 lawyers…DAMN

    “In addition to Mr. Mueller, we have 13 attorneys on board, with several more in the pipeline,” Mueller’s spokesman, Peter Carr, told TPM in an email. “The number of people will be determined by the needs of the investigation.”
    https://twitter.com/TPM/status/875738344680034304

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥— A- –“CULTURAL”- – -WORD!!– –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/Crystal1Johnson/status/875498106569322496

    – — SADLY- – — WE KNOW- – – – — hmph!– —

  • Miranda

    I cannot begin to fathom how repugnant you’d have to be to ignore the anguishing pleas from these parents – I guess the NBC executives are the moral equivalents of Alex Jones. They are absolutely NO DIFFERENT.
    ———————
    Sandy Hook family members send legal threat to NBC over Alex Jones interview
    June 16, 2017: 11:36 AM ET

    Families of several victims of the Sandy Hook massacre have threatened legal action against NBC News ahead of the airing of Megyn Kelly’s widely criticized interview with notorious conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

    A law firm representing 12 family members sent a letter to NBC News chairman Andy Lack and other network executives on Thursday condemning the interview with Jones, who has questioned whether the 2012 shooting at the Connecticut elementary school really happened.

    “Surely, we can agree that these families have suffered enough already, and that they will continue to suffer enough to last several lifetimes. Which is why we cannot fathom — from a moral, ethical or legal standpoint — NBC’s decision to amplify the voice of a man who has made a living debasing that suffering and smearing our clients’ names,” said the lawyers, from the firm Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder. “Over the last few years, Alex Jones has weaponized his radio show to publish false and defamatory statements about our clients: chief among them that they are actors perpetrating a massive fraud on the American public by faking the deaths of their loved ones.”

    The lawyers said that airing Kelly’s interview with Jones “implicitly endorses the notion that Mr. Jones’ lies are actually ‘claims’ that are worthy of serious debate; and in doing so it exponentially enhances the suffering and distress of our clients.”

    more here: http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/16/media/sandy-hook-letter-nbc-megyn-kelly-alex-jones/index.html?sr=twCNN061617sandy-hook-letter-nbc-megyn-kelly-alex-jones0401PMStoryLink&linkId=38776906

  • crazycanuck1503

    Lawd they already annointing

    POLITICO @politico

    Mike Pence might be the most consequential vice president ever. He could well be the next commander in chief. (link: http://politi.co/2tviFqG) politi.co/2tviFqG

    • TyrenM

      But did they say he might also (like Agnew before him) get locked up?

    • rikyrah

      He just lawyered up.
      If you don’t think that Dolt45 won’t throw him under the bus…. delusional.

    • 7thangel

      who in their, obviously not right mind, wrote this tripe? is this extra troll day?

    • jds09

      Somewhere Cheney is saying WTF?

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥—SADLY- — –A– -BLACK♥– – HISTORICAL – –MOMENT♥—–KKK Actions- – –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/NCRMuseum/status/875714992099741696

    — –With NO- – -CHARGES- – –As Usuall!!!- — –OUR Elders♥/ANCESTORS♥- – — ENDURED

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥— Birthday HONORS♥- – – -In MEMORIAM♥. . :>)

    — -☺https://twitter.com/Miss__Melanie/status/875735867750567936

  • TyrenM

    I looked at the US Open scores and the new booty players that couldn’t fuck with Tiger killing this course and just shake my head. All those whose careers weren’t even listed as also rans…Garcia (Masters Winner) and Fowler (Thursday leader) are now being blown up. Just as I did watching the Women’s French Open last week without Serena.

    • Miranda

      It really is quite boring with no Tiger in his prime.

    • GreenLadyHere

      TyrenM— I hear U.- — -They happy BUT- – –The “GAMES”– – R Still LOSIN’ $$ that He annnd SistaSERENA- — Bring.- –

      –THEY KNOW!!- – – -WE!- — – R- –Da BOMB$$$$- — :>)

  • Miranda

    ICYMI…it really is hilarious to think he just shouts this out randomly in the middle of ANY conversation, meeting……I would totally bust out laughing in his face.
    https://twitter.com/MarcusC22973194/status/875737767547981834

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– –Yes.- – —RESISTANT♥ — DiFi♥- – -CALLIN’- — “IT” – – OUT!- — “bigly”!!– – – –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/875747848754786305
    HAH!- – -WAYTA- – –Gooo. . .

    – – -COMMENT:- – – He is a violation of oxygen at this point– – -[WORD!] LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥— -Yes.- —SUPPORT- — 4– -Hijab-Wearin’– -Athletes. . – -:>)

    — -☺https://twitter.com/sonsandbros/status/875745766857478144

    – – —As It Should B- – -EQUALITY– — — WELL DONE♥– –

    Best Withes- – 2 the athletes. . :>)

  • TyrenM

    I just read on The Book a joke from a friend

    Kristi: Did you eat the last cookie?
    George: I do not recall.
    Kristi: But their are crumbs on your shirt.
    George: I SAID I DON’T RECALL

    Is “I don’t recall” the white male version of “I said what I said?”

    • Miranda

      HAHAHAHA

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– –HAH! – – – –#TeamMueller♥- – — GOT- –‘m- – -SCURRED. . .– —

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/KatyTurNBC/status/875751429453074432

    – — COMMENTS:- – – –Had the stones to use campaign letterhead[JC]– —

    What a mess @realDonaldTrump has led others into. Anyone receiving this, needs a lawyer. I do hope the truth is unveiled sooner then[than] later— – [*smh*]

    — – –It would help if didn’t act like a complete utter lying moron everyday while being the “leader” of the free world.— -[WORD!- –but nuthin’ will help “IT”!!- — Except 2 RESIGN!!]- –

    – —No DOUBT- -they- –SHREDDIN’– -Right NOW!

  • TyrenM

    Betty showing Will how it’s done.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – —ROYAL- – -CONDOLENCES♥/Comfort♥– – — “Across The POND”— – :>)

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/875725387275399168

    — –WELL- – DONE♥- – – -WELL DESERVED♥— :>)

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up

  • Town

    I don’t want to hear any cries about racism with this chick, you lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas. #shrug