March 30, 2015
Pragmatic Obots Unite
Shooting down firebaggers & teabaggers one truth at a time...
Enjoy Patti LaBelle’s tribute to the Obamas courtesy of The Obama Diary:
You can use this as the Evening Open Thread, too.
I’m here, lol.
I’ve been here with you…waiting quietly. LOL.
I LOVE that cartoon!
I love to singa
About the moona and the Juna and the Springa
I love to singa…
I do too Sepia, I catch myself singing Singa sometimes. lol
LOL! It’s a shame they don’t show those old, old school cartoons anymore. I used to love watching them as a kid.
I watch them on Boomerang all the time late at night.
Really? I never heard of Boomerang.
It’s part of cartoon network.
I gotta check it out! Thanks for the heads up, Alma!
Is the sound going in and out for y’all?
I hope she drops her fur coat like she did on the BET Honors show.
I didn’t watch the show… and I’m just like you… I wanna see that shot!
She was missing the guy who always caught James Brown’s coat.
Love FLOTUS’ dress!
I hope Patti LaBelle kicks off her shoes!
Is this buffering for anybody else?
YES, Miss Patti! Her shoes match her cape!
Ole Skool glamor!
OOOOOOOoooo that coat!!!
OK! It’s everything!
Watch out world! Patti’s “Over the Rainbow”
Ugh. Just caught April Ryan’s mug.
They all talk ish but break their necks to get invites to events like this.
Looks like she caught the spirit!
Ariana Grande looks lost.
*dead* At Patti fanning herself!
man, this transmission is messing up!
I switched to the whitehouse.gov link it works better.
I love that Janelle is honoring Shirley Bassey in addition to Aretha and Patti! She is one of the few young singers who has the chops to pull her songs off!
So do I sagi.
OK… this is gonna be interesting. I’m gonna hold my breath through Melissa’s rendition…
Bless her heart.
Not the dreaded ‘bless her heart’!
I have it on mute I couldn’t take it. lol
It wasn’t bad.
Melissa is looking kind of used lol. Don’t hurt me people
So, Gladys Knight wasn’t available?
I know, right?!
I know she’s been touring lately, but I don’t know if she’s still on tour.
Girlfriend can sang!
Tessanne can sang. She’s a reggae artist.
She looks like my daughter & Queen Latifa.
The Obamas are holding hands.
Glad Donna is getting her props. She really wasn’t celebrated as she should have been because of disco — the music of blacks, Hispanics, gays and the dispossessed.
She had a powerful voice, I miss her.
Yep… she’s another gone too soon…
Jilly from Philly!
We need a Soul Train Line!!
with the Pres doing the splits lol
Jilly from Philly looks great. She and Aretha are close.
FLOTUS gettin’ it.
I’d rather Jill play Aretha than Halle.
—GOOD EVENING – -POU FAM♥ – – -***BIG HUG** — -BOUGHT some SNACKS 4 the “LOUNGE”- – -:>) ENJOY♥ – –
– – – – -☺ JILLY –from – – http://ineedhiphop.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Philly-Invasion.jpg — — in DA HA-OUSE!♥ Woo! Hoo! :>)
Lawd, my niece and nephew hopped up from the dinner table on Rock Steady. The youngest (2 years old) has the cutest dance, which I call the ‘one-legged Deacon Stomp’!
LOL Too cute!
Aww…Lil’ Bit’s nervous.
Who is this little girl?
I would have loved to have seen Whitney up there, left us too soon.
Yes she did
Yep.. I’m kinda teary right now…
Glad Whitney is getting her props.. RIP, Voice!
Awww Patti, she looked sad.
Diva Patti — -is –“Feelin’ it. — -She’s sooo ENCOURAGING. ♥ :>)
They’re getting ready for the QUEEN.
They better bow and curtsy
When I saw the dude in the sequin jacket I said here comes the queen lol.
Wait, hold up. Valerie Simpson is not there. Would have love to see her.
I agree… I don’t know if she has or feels like having a partner sing with her
I think she is already performing by herself, but I know it’s gotta be tough.
- — -Woo Hoo! –“THE QUEEN” -:>) — -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R5gHF0vzew
LOL. Peta is fainting
Miss Aretha…ole skool glamor!
Aretha came out like thank you my loyal subjects lol.
– – -☺LOL Alma –YA MEAN – –LIKE THIS? :>)http://rs448.pbsrc.com/albums/qq209/Tejrinde/Emoticons/Bow/smiley_emoticons_kinggrin_anbeten.gif~c200
LOL- – –Thank U. :>)
Aretha looks GREAT!
“I never loved a man the . . . ” !!!!!!!
AG Holder! Good to see you doing good.
Areatha is ole school. I love how she move the mic back and forward
LOL – – –HE – -BETTA – – -RECOGNIZE!! – –LOL
I wish Patti LaHelle would do a special WH edition of “Got To Be Real”.
Aretha is LOVED.
Where she going? get back on the stage
- – GIT! — -GIT! – –GIT! —IT. — -Ms Janelle♥ – -
Ms. Janelle has – -ENERGY annd STYLE. :>)
She is classy too GLH.
Alma —***BIG fist bump***
I looove her balletesque exit off stage.
–☺http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad102/thalatinoking1/SmileyBowDown.gif HEEY La Qosine :>) **BIG fist bump :>)
My girl.. she is soooo respected!
Uh they could have had Ms Simpson instead of her
They could have had a bunch of other artists for “diversity” who can sing soul like Annie Lennox or somebody.
oooh yes Annie. Too bad Teena Marie left us also. So many great voice gone.
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Nancy LeTourneau @Smartypants60 6m
You think PBO and Holder aren’t sending a message having Debo Adegbile right there on the front row tonight? Recess appointment babeeee!!!
I noticed that he was sitting up there!!!!
LOL crazycanuck – –**BIG HUG** – –
— -E —i — -e – –i —O —HAH
I thought that was him!
YA KNOW – –She really wants 2 – – -GIT DOWN. – – -She enjoys music. :>)
This was a huge hit for Melissa back in the 90s… on the album “Yes, I Am”, which confirmed her sexuality.
Check it out: her coat is REVERSIBLE. WOW.
My mama used to make me reversible stuff when I was a kid.
Solid on one side plaid on the other, you couldn’t tell me nothing lol.
Girl don’t be laughing I was styling you should have seen my jean fringe dress lol.
Jean fringe dress! Trust. I love it!
Miss Patti’s coat is reversible!!! YAAASSS Miss Patti!
I love Patti’s low key checks of her wig!
I need Miss Patti to twirl!!
I need the bird thing
She did it, albeit low key, on Over The Rainbow
did you say that you wanted a Mahogany-esque twril on twitter…lol
– –THAT song always reminded me of MARDI GRAS – -:>)
— -Saaaaaang –DIVA PATTI♥ —
Patti told them this ain’t Pink’s , Maya, Christine or Lil Kim’s song lol.
Ok – – -BRANG IT. :>) – –
Why they make Lil Bit go on after Miss Patti? That’s child abuse!
Yep… this should be edited from the broadcast.
She’s a little out of place… this is grown women’s music. She hasn’t lived enough to sing soul music. I blame whomever programmed the artists, this is not a good choice.
Sagittarius — – -IMMA hafta — -**BIG fist bump*** – —
They hafta SPEAK TRUTH 2 her. – –RESPECTFULLY. :>)
OK! This music is for women who have gone through some thangs!
I think somebody asked for a favor or two.
They always let younger people on these things at the WH, even if they are out of place. It’s a humbling exercise if any thing, to the young artist that they still have to pay dues and learn from the greats.
I hear you… but some things are not for all ages. Janelle Monae serves that demo group.
Oprah need to do an old skool variety perfomace with some old skool soul
Now, dancing on my couch, now.
Friend’s laughing –
Jill Scott is such a great live performer!
- – –♥ — Saaaaaannnng – –http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~ajg37/images/skyline_sm.jpg — –She has the LOVELIEST SMILE. ♥ :>)
Tessanne Chin is a bad mamma jamma!
SAG – – -***BIG fist bump*** – -:>)
Wow… Greg Phillinganes is the musical director…. heavy!
Another musical legend.
- -GIVIN’ PROPS – – – – -The MARK of a PERSON with —CHARACTER♥ :>)
WHEW LAWD! – -:>) THIS -NUMBER – -IS! — -DA! – -MIGHTY! — -B-I-Z-NESS! –♥ — – -Saaaaannnng!:>)
- –GIT! – -GIT! —GIT IT – -Ms VALERIE JARRETT♥ –
– -☺4 NOW♥ — -http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111123231420/icarly/images/a/ae/Simpsons_Clapping.gif
This looks like Aretha’s band and backup singers
Before PBO leaves office, he should do an “In Performance at the White House: Ratchet Music”.
What would the set list consist of, dear Sepia? LOL
Y’all Gone Make Me Lose My Mind – DMX
Well, Lil’ Boosie’s free now, so we can start with him and work from there. Anything to scare the GOP.
_____________________see I already hate y’all for Boosie trending all day!
Fear of a Black Planet.
P.E. ain’t ratchet, BUT an “In Performance” dedicated to rap music would be off the hook!
I hope Jeezy doing “My President is Black” is on there!
Annie Christian, not ratchet but it will give them all coronaries
Bay-bay..Re-Re done changed her outfit
Did you peep Patti low-key sideeyeing Aretha when she walked by? LOL
- —AUNTIE – –REeeeeeeeeeee – —CHURCH!! –WHEW LAWD!! – -♥
– – – ☺http://media.giphy.com/media/u8msY8V5ZdGlW/giphy.gif
Aretha’s testifying… probably thinking about her health challenges
The sound has gone South
I’m moaning with her lol!
Yeah!!! Testify girl!
– — ☺TELL YO —STORY – –Aunt-E –Reeeee♥http://31.media.tumblr.com/aca2373fab4d771138afce71be3db969/tumblr_mz7h3pX11a1t9j2fvo1_400.gif
Miss Aretha’s gonna do it again and have me shouting with her singing on TV!
Miss Aretha was the featured artist in a live 2001 VH1 special. She sang ‘Precious Memories’ and had me shouting watching her on TV. Her is the only copy I can find on YouTube.
Alright Queen!!! Miss Patti was feeling this one. She fanning herself like she’s at a revival!
Yo! I think PBO caught the spirit y’all!
— -AG HOLDER♥ –Ms. JARRETT♥- – -Mayor ARCHER♥
Aaaaaaa-MAN!♥ :>) – –
-[Gotta :bounce” —C YA as soon as♥ -]
FLOTUS was out! She was like, “Look…Scandal is coming on. I gots ta go!”.
Look at Donna cheezin.
Whew! That’s all I can say is… whew!
If they do this particular theme again, they MUST have Miss Chaka and Miss Natalie!
Oprah Winfrey @Oprah 3h
Invited lupita_n’yongo’s mother and brother for a lunch visit. #delicioustime http://instagram.com/p/lOAjZhyS-j/
Seethe, Wendy Williams! Seeeeethe!
little brother Nyong’o is a cutie!!
She’s gonna be mad as hell. I bet she won’t show this picture on her show.
Wendy’s a damn loser and she knows it. And
Ok what is the story?What did I miss?
The other day, Wendy went in on the kid because he was in the Oscar selfie. It was ridiculous and mean. She hates Lupita but can’t express because she knows she’ll get dragged. So she takes her anger out on the little brother. Meanwhile, he’s a special guest at Oprah’s house while she’s sitting on her lame show talking smack about him.
Thanks, did she not learn anything from Tavis lol. What an idiot.
Ok, when is the new season of Oprah’s Next Chapter? You KNOW they all will be on.
AAmom @AVD911 7m
Issa Apologizes to Cummings http://ln.is/blogs.rollcall.com/2/cKUP2 …via @rollcall
I’ll check it out for it’s level of sincerity.
A day late and a dollar short.
Not quite. The dude is used to operating in a den of thieves so he speaks with forked tongue.
sepia♥ – – -seems as iff there was an UPDATE:- – – WHICH converted it into a –FAUX-pology — -IMHO —
– – – -☺Updated: 10:34 p.m. | In an interview with his localnewspaper, Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa said he has apologized to Rep. Elijah E. Cummings for cutting off his microphone at a Wednesday hearing — although in a separate interview he told Fox News that Cummings had a “hissy fit” and “broke the decorum of the House.” – –
“Mr. Cummings is a member of Congress who works very hard for his constituents,” Issa told U-T San Diego after the House voted 211-186 on party lines to shelve a resolution offered by Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Marcia Fudge to condemn Issa’s actions. Fudge also wrote to Speaker John A. Boehner asking the Ohio Republican to strip Issa of his gavel over his treatment of Cummings, D-Md.
Boehner had backed Issa and said he was within his rights to adjourn the hearing.
– – -SEVERAL THANGS: – —
– – – –1. — – -He di-int do it in the ARENA that HIS RACIST ACTIONS happened. – – -THEREFORE –IMHO – – -IT! -DON’T – –COUNT!!
– — -2. He BLAMED REP. Cummings — -4 – -HIS[issa’s] — -RACIST ACTIONS !! — WHA’!! — -hissy fit!!
– – -3. -“Issa-criminal” KNOWS he has the BACKING of OTHER RACISTS!!
— – 4. b-man – — naturally — -backed – -ANOTHER RACIST!!
— — – -IMHO – – -“FAUX-pology – – -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07So_lJQyqw — –humph!!!! – –
La quosine —Sorry. — -My gurl from Pittsburgh called. Her son is ill. I worry about him.
I covet your prayers 4 him/her. :>)
Oh, yes, I will pray for her son.
I’m thinking of you, GreenLady.
La Qosine – – -THANK U♥ – – -:>)
#Knights, please show @metheridge some love! Great job at the White House! #NeitherOneOfUs thanks @SoulBounce for that amazing article!
Ok, let’s talk about the new Annie movie. I’m def here for it, but ain’t no way Cameron Diaz can ever compare to Carol Burnett as Miss Hanngan!!!
But good luck to Cameron Diaz!
It looks interesting. I also want to see Noah
LOL, Naw CC, I have no interest in seeing the biblical story of Noah turned into an action adventure film complete with some teenage daughter angst.
but the poster looks good lmao
Whatever you do, please do not look at the comments on some movie sites….a good chunk of them are, in my opinion, full of racist crap.
I swear, some of the most close-minded people I’ve seen online are these “film geeks”.
Speaking of the DOJ, they busted some guy in the Nashville area
who was stealing donation checks out of the mailboxes of churches,
then among other things wired some of it to an account in Cyprus.
Our city, I’m proud to say, helped. The county sheriff’s office, run by tea party dumbasses didn’t help. Ha!
Mellie Mellie Mellie! Ready to get her swerve on.
I knew Mama Pope was with Harrison’s woman. So, is she Harrison’s mom too? Can’t wait til next week. Damn. Don’t know wtf Imma do when the NCAA’s start in a few weeks.
This show is stressin’ me the hell out!! #scandal
Dear MODERATORS♥ - – -THANK U 4 a FUN — -SOULFUL – – -LOVELY –EVENING♥. – –:>)
— U R — -#1♥. :>)
Wasn’t it something, GreenLady?
I don’t know how that room could hold all
that talent — our political ones, too.
I still can’t get over M. Aretha’s performances.
Her Amazing Grace was just otherworldly for me.
Ohhh La Qosine — 4-give me 4 taking so long. I couldn’t get on the site. :>)
– — – -***BIG fist bump*** – -:>) – – – -STILL in AWE♥ –
WE have that kind of – – -TRANSFORMATIVE POWER♥ :>_ – –
An INSPIRING EVENING♥ –
I couldn’t get on either, GreenLady.
Panic . . .started going to your ledge. LOL
–LOL– – -Gurrrrrrrllllllll. LOL
C’MON. LOL —There’s room. LOL
POU FAM♥ – – -Missed some news –Sooo IMMA —☺ LOL
LOL – —I hadta. . .:>) –
POU FAM♥ — – -MR. PRESIDENT♥ – – -Continues — diplomacy attempt – —Obama calls Putin, offers diplomatic resolution–
— – – – -President Obama held an hour-long phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday afternoon to discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
–Obama emphasized to Putin that Russia’s military incursion into Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula violated the country’s sovereignty, “which has led us to take several steps in response, in coordination with our European partners,” Obama said in a White House statement.
Obama also outlined a diplomatic solution to the ongoing unrest, which would include direct talks between the Ukraine and Russia governments, ensuring Russian forces return to their bases and installing international monitors to protect the rights of all Ukrainians.
“There is a way to resolve the situation diplomatically, which addresses the interests of Russia, the people of Ukraine, and the international community,” the White House said.
THERE IS MORE —
—Ohhh —I soo applaud him 4 HIS LEADERSHIP STRATEGIES. :>)
Howeva – — -U CAIN’T TRUST – – -☺http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140213232522/villains/images/4/44/Satan_by_ANARKYMAN.jpg
—WATCHIN’ annnnd PRAYIN’ – – –
Look how sad Satan looks. He knows he’s up
against our President, Dr. Rice, and SOS Kerry.
LOL. I have full confidence this will all get worked
out. I notice how the WH statement presents a
resolution that “addresses the interests of Russia,
the people of Ukraine, and the international community,”
No “axis of evil,” no “evil empire,” no specific attacks on
leaders/heads of state/coup g
La Qosine. – —AGREED – -RE — THIS: —
-the WH statement presents a resolution that “addresses the interests of Russia, the people of Ukraine, and the international community,”. .
—-WE have an interest in the LIVES of people. :>)
— -PUT [foot] – -IN[mouth] – – –has NO REGARD – – —4 HUMAN LIVES. – — He is DANGEROUS ! —
— -BUT –Keepin’ in mind:—☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzAkMvK1Ljw — —NONE – – –:>)
I just heard a snippet of PBO’s statement on LOD, GreenLady. “In the year 2014 we are well beyond the time where leaders rewrite/rework borders over the heads of a legitimate democratic government.” Hmm.
Harkening back to the centuries of empires
and conquerors just divided and cobbling together territories with no thought to people – their culture, history, economic system, kinship — just nothing. Iraq was such a clear case of this. The GOP can’t conceive of the world through anything but an imperial lens through which to trade without impunity.
I’m also thinking that PBO’s looking at the coup folks in Ukraine, too. Hey, guys, elections, not coups, are the way to go.
La Qosine — -The GOP can’t conceive of the world through anything but an imperial lens through which to trade without impunity.
THIS “NEW BREED” – – -of RE-THUGS needta go 2 “OZ.” – – – – -☺2 GET 1– ♥http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aE-nMS9Mnk&feature=related
THEY R – – – -DESPICABLY – –EMPTY annnd SHALLOW. – — -geesh!!
Annnd He is lookin’. . .He has always wanted 2 introduce – -“DEMOCRACY” 2 countries that we wish 2 help [instead of coups]. WHEW LAWD. :>)
OK, these yahoos (Ryan, Cruz, Jindal, Christie) at CPAC are so weak, so provincial, so, well, lounge bar at the Ramada Inn.
Hey, Tyren. How’s your smoothie/diet thing going?
POU FAM♥ — -A FEW PRECIOUS MOMENTS:♥ – – -[H/T Nerdy wonka♥]
– – -☺President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama applaud @JanelleMonae after her performance at the #WomenOfSoul concert pic.twitter.com/fEa3gvcwBo [FIRST Mother-In-Law♥]
– – -☺President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are mesmerized by the legendary Patti LaBelle’s performance. pic.twitter.com/D8tDe6NeLz
– – – -☺President Barack Obama and Patti LaBelle at the White House’s Women of Soul concert. pic.twitter.com/ZI12esu1wJ [BOTH will ALWAYS REMEMBER♥]
– – –☺President Obama and First Lady Michelle hold hands as @Tessanne Chin performs a Donna Summer song. #WomenOfSoul pic.twitter.com/es33KsYB5D [True BLAH LOVE♥] :>)
– — -☺First Lady Michelle Obama, President Obama, and Dr. Sharon Malone (AG Holder’s wife) rock out to @MissJillScott. pic.twitter.com/PXXFhoMsJa [Jilly from Philly♥] :>)
— –☺ENTERS – –“The QUEEN”♥ – –The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, is welcomed with a standing ovation before performing at the #WomenOfSoul concert pic.twitter.com/lSt2n3qMVc
THIS NIGHT was – – -MAGIC♥ —:>)
POU FAM♥ — – –TWEETIN’ — -TRUTH – – –**smh***
– – – -☺@essar1
At #CPAC2014 and the “minority outreach” panel. No other comment necessary.
POU FAM♥ — – – -SooooTHEY wanna PLAY – – –“Let’s REVERE –Ronald Reagan”???– WAY-Elll — —let’s just — -LOOK-SEE!! – –
– – – -BLAME EVERYTHING ON RONALD REAGAN-
— -As long as the GOP and their media shills continue to blame
every problem and their own wrongdoings on Bill Clinton, we will fight back. – — –SNIP- – with our own campaign to “blame everything on Ronald Reagan”. Not only will it be truthful [even if we stretch the truth
as much as they do] but it will also counter all of the false positive spin and adulation Reagan has received all these years by people who aren’t interested in acknowledging or understanding all the damage his presidency did to our country.
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Send us something we can blame on Reagan
We blame Ronald Reagan for these things: —
Had it not been for Reagan busting the air traffic controllers
union, 9/11 might not have succeeded because former union air traffic controllers would have been better able to spot and isolate the hijacked planes from the others on their screen so they could have been intercepted BEFORE they hit their targets.
Nuclear weapon proliferation and escalation with the Soviet Union wouldn’t have continued as long had it not been for Reagan’s insistence on the missile shield ie Star Wars program.
Contributed to a vast expansion of corporate theft and illegal behavior
by disabling governmental functions and regulatory agencies that would have prevented these things.
Contributed to a general distrust and dislike of government by devaluing civic participation thus discouraging good people from participating in public service.
Allowed the EPA to unravel laws that protect the environment.
If you are breathing bad air and/or drinking contaminated water, it’s Reagan’s fault. So is the increase in global warming.
Started the trend where reporters are afraid to question or
contradict the president for fear of losing access.
One reason Osama bin Laden felt emboldened enough to attack
us on 9/11 was because Reagan didn’t do anything when the Marine barracks in Lebanon were bombed in 1983 by suicide bombers killing 241 US servicemen. There was no serious retaliation for the Beirut bombing from the Americans. Instead, the Marines were moved offshore where they could not be targeted. On February 7, 1984,
President Reagan ordered the Marines to begin withdrawal from Lebanon.
THERE IS MORE – – — —Ronald Reagan —WHA’!!????- – —
— -I THOUGHT! – –SO!! – – -humph!!
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