November 1, 2014

ICYMI: Charles Barkley Interviews President Obama

In case you missed it, here’s Chuck’s interview with President Obama.

Also in case you missed it, Gary Clark Jr’s rendition of the National Anthem:

The half-time show with Trombone Shorty, Doctor John, Gary Clark Jr, Janelle Monae and Earth Wind & Fire!

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  • Miranda
  • Miranda

    Spontaneous protest huh? No…that was a temper tantrum..off to jail you go unless you got $1mil to cough up.
    —————————
    Miami Artist Destroys $1M Ai Weiwei Vase In ‘Spontaneous’ Protest
    ERIC LACH – FEBRUARY 17, 2014, 4:08 PM EST

    The Pérez Art Museum Miami is currently home to an exhibition displaying the “multifaceted artistic oeuvre” of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. On Sunday, a local painter walked into the museum and smashed part of that oeuvre to pieces. He did it, he now says, to stand up for local artists.

    “I did it for all the local artists in Miami that have never been shown in museums here,” Maximo Caminero told The Miami New Times in an interview after the incident. “They have spent so many millions now on international artists. It’s the same political situation over and over again. I’ve been here for 30 years and it’s always the same.”

    According to the New Times, a police report indicates that a museum security guard saw Caminero pick up one of the vases in Ai’s Colored Vases installation. (The photograph of Colored Vases above was taken at a 2011 exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan.) When the guard told Caminero to put down the vase, he threw it to the floor. He then “spontaneously told [police] that he broke the vase in protest of local artists and that the museum only displayed international artists.”

    Caminero, who the New Times describes as a 51-year-old “reasonably well known local artist,” told the newspaper that the act had been “spontaneous.”

    “I was at [Pérez Art Museum Miami] and saw Ai Weiwei’s photos behind the vases where he drops an ancient Chinese vase and breaks it,” Caminero said. “And I saw it as a provocation by Weiwei to join him in an act of performance protest.”

    What Caminero didn’t know: the vases are thousands of years old, dating from China’s Neolithic period. To create his work, Ai had dipped the vases in brightly colored industrial paint. According to the New Times, the vase smashed by Caminero was valued at $1 million.

    “If you saw the vases on display and the way they were painted there was no way one would think the artist had painted over an ancient artifact,” Caminero says. “Instead I thought it was a common clay pot like you would find at Home Depot, frankly.”

    Caminero said he admires Ai’s work, and that he “had no idea the vase had any value.” He is now facing charges of felony criminal mischief.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ai-weiwei-vase-smashed?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    • isonprize

      If I was the artist and just happened to be near him, he might just feel a “spontaneous” ass whipping…

  • Miranda
  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Evenin’ -Miranda♥/POU FAM♥– -***BIG HUG** :>) – –THIS is da –“BOMB BIGGETY”. MR. PRESIDENT – –is BEYOND —SMOOTH♥- – – – – -Saaaaaang – –Mr. CLARK♥ – -:>)

    — ☻ENJOY♥ – -☺http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/10/f2/1d/10f21d68dbef25c2d49ca55a7e4f2330.jpg

    – – —☺http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/bella/fourth%20of%20july%20drinks.jpg

    — ☺https://www.sweetladyjane.com/skin/frontend/default/sweetladyjane/images/custom-cakes/logos/02.jpg

    —- -B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ — -

  • qosine

    White House Initiative Names TSU Student 2014 HBCU All-Star For Academics, Leadership

    NASHVILLE,
    Tenn. (TSU News Service) – A Tennessee State University student has been named a 2014 HBCU All-Star by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, for his accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement.

    Jeremiah T. Cooper, a sophomore Computer Science major from Nashville, will serve as an ambassador of the White House Initiative by providing outreach and communication with his fellow students about the value of education and the Initiative as a networking resource.
    http://tnstatenewsroom.com/archives/14941

    75 Students from 62 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Named 2014 HBCU All-Stars
    TENNESSEE
    Nashville–Ciera Carter –Fisk University, Nashville
    Jackson–Stephanie Phillips –Lane College, Jackson
    Memphis–Gilbert Carter –LeMoyne- Owen College, Memphis
    Nashville–Ciera Scales –Meharry Medical College, Nashville
    Nashville–Jeremiah Cooper –Tennessee State University, Nashville

    https://www.ed.gov/edblogs/whhbcu/

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — –TWEET — -TWEET! – –:>) [H/T Nerdywonka♥]
    — –☺ ‏@NerdyWonka
    President Barack Obama departs Palm Springs, CA for the White House.
    The man never takes a bad picture. pic.twitter.com/HdBRsST5cL

    – – -☺@NerdyWonka
    Happy Presidents Day @BarackObama! Thanks for rescuing the economy, #ObamaCare, foreign policy, auto, clean energy. pic.twitter.com/ejM89Nl22A

    — –☺@SandraFluke
    This #PresidentsDay I want 2 thank @BarackObama for all he’s done 2 make #healthcare accessible & affordable (1/2) pic.twitter.com/cmiAKBcNSj

    — –☺– –☺@SandraFluke
    & for his work making #highereducation affordable for more students. Thx Mr. President! (2/2)

    — – MORE L8R :>) — – –

    • crazycanuck

      HE LOOKS SO GOOD IN THOSE SUNGLASSES

      • GreenLadyHere

        crazycanuck —***BIG fist bump*** :>) AMEN♥ – – -:>)

    • isonprize

      GLH, your BOLD is back. And you are so right. PBO doesn’t take a bad picture.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY ISONPRIZE :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>) – –I AM IN HEAVEN :>) LOL
        – — –NEVA – -:>) – – -***BIG fist bump*** :>)
        —Good 2 C U isonprize. :>)

        – –B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ – -U♥/Son♥ – –

  • Miranda

    Obamacare’s winners include older Americans
    AP February 17, 2014, 3:11 PM

    For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They’re unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis.

    These luckless people, most in their 50s and 60s, have emerged this month as early winners under the nation’s new health insurance system. Along with their peers who are self-employed or whose jobs do not offer insurance, they have been signing up for coverage in large numbers, submitting new-patient forms at doctor’s offices and filling prescriptions at pharmacies.

    “I just cried I was so relieved,” said Maureen Grey, a 58-year-old Chicagoan who finally saw a doctor this month after a fall in September left her in constant pain. Laid off twice from full-time jobs in the past five years, she saw her income drop from $60,000 to $17,800 a year. Now doing temp work, she was uninsured for 18 months before she chose a marketplace plan for $68 a month.

    Americans ages 55 to 64 make up 31 percent of new enrollees in the new health insurance marketplaces, the largest segment by age group, according to the federal government’s latest figures. They represent a glimmer of success for President Barack Obama’s beleaguered law.

    The Great Recession hit them hard and for some its impact has lingered.

    more here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obamacares-winners-include-older-americans/

  • Miranda

    New Study: Internet Trolls Are Often Machiavellian Sadists
    By Chris Mooney

    In the past few years, the science of Internet trollology has made some strides. Last year, for instance, we learned that by hurling insults and inciting discord in online comment sections, so-called Internet “trolls” (who are frequently anonymous) have a polarizing effect on audiences, leading to politicization, rather than deeper understanding of scientific topics.

    That’s bad, but it’s nothing compared with what a new psychology paper has to say about the personalities of so-called trolls themselves. The research, conducted by Erin Buckels of the University of Manitoba and two colleagues, sought to directly investigate whether people who engage in trolling are characterized by personality traits that fall in the so-called “Dark Tetrad”: Machiavellianism (willingness to manipulate and deceive others), narcissism (egotism and self-obsession), psychopathy (the lack of remorse and empathy), and sadism (pleasure in the suffering of others).

    It is hard to underplay the results: The study found correlations, sometimes quite significant, between these traits and trolling behavior. What’s more, it also found a relationship between all Dark Tetrad traits (except for narcissism) and the overall time that an individual spent, per day, commenting on the Internet.

    more here: http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/02/internet-trolls-sadists-psychopaths-lulz

    • qosine

      And that’s a huge reason I love this site.
      The Trustees sweep the trolls away into the trash.
      Thank you, Thank you!!

  • isonprize

    Okay, POU, maybe the snow has addled my brain, but I just signed up for BlackGirlsRun! and their ‘walkb4urun’ training program. I’m not looking at running marathons or anything like that. I just want to, as BGR says, ‘preserve the sexy!’ I like their mission, their support, and their attitude.

    http://www.blackgirlsrun.com/

    • crazycanuck

      Good for you.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – – -CONGRATULATIONS — –TEAM USA: — –
    — –☺
    ‏@ABC
    #Sochi medal leaders:

    Russia 18 (5 gold)
    US 18 (5 gold) —[Do U-ALL KNOW where 16000 PA Ave is?]
    Netherlands 17 (5 gold)
    Norway 15 (5 gold)
    Canada 15 (4 gold)
    Germany 13 (8 gold)

    • crazycanuck

      That should say 17, you stole our ICE DANCE medal lol.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — –Per THIS song –“A ROOM is STILL a ROOM” –O_O :>)

    — –NOW: – –SAY WHAT?! Family Members Hold Funeral in Michigan Bar
    – – – -A friend, bouncer, father and four-time husband was remembered Thursday in the suburban Detroit watering hole he considered his second home — and the place he had requested for his funeral.

    Jimmy Lehr’s open pine casket was parked on the dance floor of the All Around Bar as about 100 family members and friends paid their final respects to the man who died Feb. 7 after having pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure. The unusual circumstances of the funeral weren’t lost on those in attendance, but it fit Lehr’s outsized, one-of-a-kind personality, with clergy easily mixing with beefy tattooed men and his wife and at least one ex-wife mingled.
    THERE IS MORE — — —-Ooooookaaaay. :>)

    Those were his WISHES. :>)

    • conlakappa

      It sounds very Homer Simpson. RIP.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL conlakappa . **BIG HUG*** – –
        – —LOL —I KNOW –HUH? LOL – —

        —As I said – – -AS he WISHED. :>) – -RIHEP♥ — -

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — -Was THIS announced? – –[Apologies ifff a dup :>)]

    – –MEDIA ALERT: —Jordan Davis’ PARENTS will B on –LOD

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – – -Sooo – -Guess WE jus’ betta GET READY 4 THIS – –MORE FREQUENTLY –HUH? —

    – – –Okla. Police Officers Allegedly Beat Unarmed Man To Death In Front Of His Family [VIDEO]- –
    – – — -Three Moore, Oklahoma police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave after allegedly beating Luis Rodriguez (pictured above) to death in front of his family early Saturday morning, reports News9.com.

    At just past midnight, February 15, Nair Rodriguez, the victim’s wife, got into an argument with her daughter, Lunahi, eventually slapping the girl. As she angrily walked away, her husband chased after her in order to calm her down and stop her from driving away.

    According to Rodriguez, that’s when officers intercepted him and asked for identification.
    The situation escalated from there.

    Read more from News9.com:

    According to Lunahi and Nair, he tried to bypass the officers to stop his wife from driving off because she was so angry. They said officers took him down and it escalated.

    Lunahi Rodriguez said that five officers beat her father to death right in front of her, in the parking lot of the movie theater.
    THERE IS MORE — — —–[I'm in shock. ---]
    – – – -I cain’t right now. . . . . .
    – —RIHEP♥ – –CONDOLENCES 2the Family♥ AMEN♥ –

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – – –***Sniff — -Sniff – -ALLERGIES***:>)

    – —Garbage man’s amazing act of kindness for a boy with autism touches the country- —

    – —-One 5 year old autistic boy from Ojai, California whose favourite activity is to watch trash pickup at his home got a surprise present from his hero last week.

    Garbage man Manuel Sanchez surprised 5-year-old Daniel Mulligan with a brand new toy truck.

    A video of the kind act has gone viral since it was posted and has over 700,000 views. The video was sent to the organization Autism Speaks who shared the touching moment on facebook and youtube.
    THERE IS MORE —

    —-BLESS U –Mr. Sanchez♥– –BLESS U Daniel♥ -

    • isonprize

      One of the comments:

      And so shines a good deed in a weary world

      Indeed.

      • GreenLadyHere

        —***HUGS*** isonprize♥ – –:>)

        – – — -☺http://www.golden-gate-park.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/conservatory_of_flowers3.jpg

  • conlakappa

    The Divine Miss L. In her BAFTA gown, as posted on her Instagram:

    http://instagram.com/p/kgGOIgnuUQ/

    • qosine

      Great Instagram. Like I said all colors lover her,
      but this green dress worships her!

    • qosine

      All colors love her, but this green dress has just
      gone crazy for her!!

      • GreenLadyHere

        —☺http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad102/thalatinoking1/SmileyBowDown.gif
        La Qosine. :>) – – -SPEAK TRUTH :>)- —

        – —Annnd U have your OWN —GREEN minions. :>) – -

        • qosine

          La Qosine is well pleased with her green minions. Their stamina will help GOTV.
          LOl

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL – – – -La Qosine :>) — —
            – – -In “Their” words: – – -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6pAxF2br_U :>) TA-RUST. :>)

          • qosine

            Little MJ:) :) “I’ll be there” . . . .

          • GreenLadyHere

            La Qosine♥ – –***BIG fit bump*** – —

            –☺http://img1.123tagged.com/en/goodnight/2.gif “Sweet Dreams” :>)

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY conlakappa♥ — -***BIG HUG*** :>) —

      — -OMWORD! – – – -I’m havin a “GREEEEEEEEN – -SWOON”
      :>)
      Annnd her — – “THUMB RANG”! —BEYOND UNIQUELY LOVELY. :>)

      – – -ANY COLOR – –ANY OUTFIT♥

      – –WE R PROUD of U ♥ :>) – -

    • rikyrah

      sigh….

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – -A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT♥

    — –February 17: This Day in Black History – – –:>)

    –ANOTHER GR8 VARIETY of ARTISTS. :>) —

    – – — -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9PoUsRibtE&feature=kp
    —-[WE usta "kill that BASS LINE" LOL]—-

    — – —☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMmeNsmQaFw

    Sooo many MORE – – -FOND MEMORIES :>) – –ENJOY♥

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —The COMMENTS 2 this article R POWERFUL. :>) – —

    – – – -Why Are White Men Like Michael Dunn So Angry? – –

    – – – – -☺Vivian Colette from Facebook – – -They are not angry, they are evil, thus they feel entitled and superior. Evil in their hearts, mind and soul.

    — – -☺Andre Young from Facebook — – – -Because
    they know their time is up. They have been losing control of the
    enslaved, and, it their nature to kill their enemies. Whites will not
    be the majority population in the next decade.
    Clearly, it is, the
    reason behind the issue of controlling our borders.

    There R MORE – – — —

  • GreenLadyHere

    Dear POU FAM♥ — -WISHING U a GOOD NIGHT♥ :>) MAY U HAVE —BLESSED SWEET DREAMS.♥ -♥ :>) – – –

    – – — -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpQN9Bk44ag
    – –UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT♥ :>)- –

    – – – – – – —http://display.ubercomments.com/1/6219052936b83d3e21.gif
    — – – – -PRAYING 4 ALL♥ – -AMEN♥ —:>)