July 29, 2014

Monday Afternoon Thread: High on Obama

Conrad Anker, left, points to the summit of Mount Everest and his wife, Jenni Lowe-Anker, flashes a peace sign while holding an Obama banner at Base Camp in Nepal. The photo was taken by Jenni’s son, Max Lowe, at Everest Base Camp on April 4th.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Protesters rush into building housing Obama campaign headquarters

    By Andy Grimm and Cynthia Dizikes Tribune reporters

    11:42 a.m. CDT, May 14, 2012
    Dozens of demonstrators dashed into the Loop building housing President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters this morning, slipping past security guards and running up escalators as they kicked off what they called a “Week Without Capitalism.”

    Eight protesters were led out in handcuffs about half an hour later after they refused to clear the lobby. They were cheered by other demonstrators who began dancing and singing folk and gospel songs.

    The demonstration, organized by the Catholic Worker movement. began with about 100 demonstrators picketing at Prudential Plaza and passing out rolls to commuters in what they called a symbolic invitation to break bread with world leaders expected here this weekend for the NATO summit.

    MORE: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/natosummit/chi-protesters-march-outside-obama-campaign-headquarters-20120514,0,86274.story

    • Bri

      They are troublemakers.

    • isonprize

      So, aside from getting some publicity by ‘storming’ the Obama campaign office, what was the purpose of the protest?

      Week with Capitalism? Weak Sauce…

      • Miranda

        yeah, I’m trying to figure out what a “Week without Capitalism” is supposed to mean.

        • isonprize

          Girl, you had me standing up at my desk (home office) with my FIST IN THE AIR, after reading your post about pastors and how they shouldn’t be fallin’ for the okey doke!!

          LOLOL I had to laugh at myself.

          • Miranda

            I am just tired, completely tired of people allowing themselves to be manipulated at the expense of US. Its maddening! Every last pastor they spoke to has a congregation full of people that have benefitted in some way by very specific actions of this President. The only thing standing between us and dire poverty was President Obama. Imagine no stimulus plan at all….nothing. That’s what the rethugs wanted…NOTHING. Nothing at all – double the people that got laid off. Imagine no moratorium on foreclosures. imagine no rescue of the auto industry – at all.

            But somebody stick a microphone in your face over ssm, and now you believe after all that, this issue makes it harder for black people to vote for Obama. Really? Because being too hungry to get up would probably make it more difficult for me personally. Living on the streets probably would have deterred me. SSM, not so much.

            Every last one of those pastors have parents in their church that rely on funding for pre-k programs that the rethugs have been eliminating bit by bit. Every one of those pastors have elderly members or children of the elderly that utilize Meals on Wheels that the rethugs busy trying to cut.

            But here come CBS to ask you about SSM and you can’t wait to open your damn mouth.

            That kind of mess just makes me ill.

          • Camille

            Thank you!

            In the end it is their congregations who suffer.

            For the corrupt “Bishop” Harry Jackson’s of the world, they only get fatter on the bribes and grease thrown their way by the ruthless GOP in exchange for suppressing the black vote.

      • Aquagranny911

        “A week without capitalism?” WTF! And why go into Obama campaign headquarters? Did they want to stop the staff from buying copy paper, envelops & stamps? These people are deranged, I assume they were ows. Were they beating drums & chanting “mic check?” It would have been real fun if they were also naked & painted blue. I just can’t take this BS seriously.

    • Town

      The demonstration, organized by EmoProgs the Catholic Worker movement. began with about 100 demonstrators picketing at Prudential Plaza and passing out rolls to commuters in what they called a symbolic invitation to break bread with world leaders expected here this weekend for the NATO summit.

      There, fixed.

    • Town

      Why not storm into Mitt Romney’s campaign headquarters? Mitt is the poster child for ruthless capitalism.

      • Camille

        Ah, but Mitt is white. Can’t have that.

        • crazycanuck

          and if the storm Mitt’s campaign the press won’t be there, or they won’t report anything

      • GreenLadyHere

        Town — – - -’CAUSE the HEADLINES would prolly read: –

        “LAWLESS THUGS STORM the HONORABLE GOV. MITT’S HEADQUARTERS –BENT ON DESTRUCTION! - – — LOL. –

        - -Annnd guess who would B BLAMED?? – —WE KNOW!! :>)

  • Rhoda

    So, when POTUS and his team bring up the Bain attacks we’ve got POLITICO going for the “Obama’s Wall Street Problem” and Joe Klein at Time magazine saying since Romney wants to repeal Dodd/Frank he should come out for breaking up all the big banks (a position to the LEFT of POTUS and that goes against all he’s said about less regulation being necessary).

    How you know POTUS is winning: the MSM goes into overdrive trying to save the Romney campaign with helpful suggestions and starts attacking POTUS for making the attack.

    • Miranda

      Romney’s campaign is completely f’ed…….he’s been running around talking about too much regulations and the face of “we dont need no stinkin regulations” has to go on TV and explain why 2 billion dollars was lost in a crap shoot. I dont care how rosy and nice the media treat Jamie Dimon and how they try and dismiss that loss as “minimal”…President Obama’s gonna torture Mitt during the economic debates with this. I mean completely torture him. As soon as the right question comes up – I hope PBO yells “hit the lights”…and he puts on a show over this. He needs backup singers and all to put on a complete show that simply tortures Romney.

      • Ebogan63

        That 2 Billion Dollar bet that was lost was the best gift Richard Cordray and PBO could have gotten.

        Klein needs to have a seat over ‘breaking up the big banks’ them banks have lawyers, remember how long it took for AT&T to be broken up?

        • Jeremy

          Very True !

          It took a long time to break up conglomerates like AT&T and Standard Oil. And even if you broke up the big banks it still wouldn’t mitigate the risk taking and potential threats to the economy. You need to have common sense regulations in order to significantly reduce contagion to the economy.

          Even if you broke up the banks and you got rid of Dodd Frank and other regulations from years prior you would have still seen problems because the excessive risk taking and irresponsibility would have went unchecked and unsupervised.

          The media is trying to do anything they can to keep Obama from blowing out Willard because they know that he is no match for Obama.

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD Afternoon miranda- -***BIG HUG*** :>)

    - — ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH - —Woo! Hoo!- –

    NOW THIS:- —-

    - — — LOL.- – –HEEY RE-THUGS!!- — –WAY 2 GO—–AFTA those- — -VOTES- – -/SNARK!!- –NOT!!- — -

    - – - – — -VIDEO- RNC Chair Reince Priebus: Gay Americans who want marriage equality don’t deserve civil rights, dignity, or respect.- — -

    - – — “There’s a big difference between people who have been murdered… People in this country, no matter straight or gay, deserve dignity and respect. However, that doesn’t mean it carries on to marriage… They deserve equal rights in regard to, say…”

    Did I hear this right?

    Mr. Priebus, Matthew Shepard was murdered. So were others, just for loving someone.

    Mr. Priebus, all people in this country deserve dignity and respect. Period. No exceptions.

    Mr. Priebus, all people deserve equal rights. Not just some people, or some equal rights. Period. No exceptions.

    Mr. Priebus, you just said that gay people who want marriage equality don’t deserve civil rights, equal rights, dignity, or respect, and believe that there’s a difference between the murder of one group of Americans over another.

    Stunning.

    And then Reince talked about priorities:- – –
    THERE IS MORE. – —

    We BETTA- —GET THESE VOTES!!- — -THAT’S ALL IT’S ABOUT- – — – NOW!!- – –

    – –I’ON’T- -CARE ’bout your PHILOSOPHICAL OPINIONS!!- —IT’S ALL ABOUT the VOTES!!

    - —-4!- – - -MORE!- — -YEARS!!-

    • crazycanuck

      It’s official, they are insane.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL.- – — -***fist bump*** BEYOND- -INSANE. LOL

    • nellcote

      For people so freaked out about OMG! Sharia Law! they seem pretty happy to adopt those parts they agree with.

  • Admiral_Komack

    That’s a cute photo.
    I like it.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – — –O.K.- —THIS comes under the HEADING:- —”BITTER BOYce”- —IZZAT U??:- —–

    - – –Dr Boyce: CNN’s Racist Depiction of The Black Church and Gay Marriage- — -

    —- – –On the front page of CNN today, there was an interesting article about the divide between the Obama Administration and the African American church.

    The author of the piece seems to be implying that black church opposition to gay marriage is hypocritical, in large part because the bible being quoted by Christians is the same one that promoted the institution of slavery.

    - -I was immediately irked by the insinuation that somehow, anyone who opposes gay marriage is driven by the same ignorance that led some enslavement of other human beings. CNN is a network that has shown itself to be in support of gay rights (Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon are members of the gay community, and the network supported Lemon’s book about the agony of being black and gay). The position is admirable, since we can appreciate the concept of providing equal rights to everyone.

    I don’t oppose gay marriage myself, but I was annoyed by the CNN article. – - –What bothered me most about CNN’s depiction of the black church is that it is one that wreaks of the kind of liberal paternalism that treats African Americans as if we are savages who need to be educated by white folks. The comparison of gay marriage opposition to slavery is a deliberate effort to poke at the political pressure point of African Americans, reducing our most painful collective experience into a political football. It’s no different from telling a woman that she should protest the labor practices of Wal-Mart because she was once raped by a Wal-Mart employee.

    - — –- – -THIS- – –>While the black church has been under the spotlight for its opposition to gay marriage, I can’t help but notice that this same nasty criticism has not been unleashed onto white Christians. From what I understand, most Christians adhere to the same principles and read from the same bible, and I remain confused as to why African Americans are being singled out in such a way. There seems to be a misguided perception that black voters owe something to the Democrats. While we are welcome to join the Democratic agenda, the black agenda is usually considered to be unworthy of consideration.
    THERE IS MORE.- – —O.K.- –I’ll STOP HERE.

    - —-APPLAUSE- —4 CALLIN’!- – –OUT!- –CNN!!- —–

    • isonprize

      Boyce musta fell and bumped his head…

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        LOL. ***fist bump*** – —I dared NOT read any further 4 fear that he would RECOVER. LOL.- – —

        Good 2 C U. :>)

    • MsKitty

      Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

      Umm Boyce…Anderson probably doesn’t appreciate you outing him like that (granted it’s the worst kept secret ever, but still).

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY MsKitty. ***BIG HUG*** :>) – - -

        LOL – — TRUTH!! :>) – — -I KNOW – -HUH!? – - – -

        OPEN MOUTH – - – -INSERT FOOT!! LOL – —

        Good 2 C U – -MsKitty. :>)

    • Town

      Boyce might be trying to butter the Obama folks up for tickets to the inauguration. He doesn’t want to be stuck watching it on tv in their hotel room like Tavis & Cornel.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL. Town! Town! Town! ***BIG HUG** :>)

        — – -YA MEAN -LIKE THIS? – -LOL

        ——-THAT—”triumverate” -P-I-T-I-F-U-L!!!! -LOL.—-

        -THANK U Town!! :>)—–

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – - -Woo! Hoo!- –MR. PRESIDENT- – –DELIVERS!!- — – –

    FURTHER CLAIMIN’ — – the WOMEN’S SUPPORT/VOTES!!- —- :>)

    - — –President Obama delivers Barnard College commencement speech- —

    - —President Barack Obama is set to deliver the commencement speech at New York’s Barnard College on Monday.

    Obama will share the stage at Barnard with Evan Wolfson, founder of the gay rights organization Freedom to Marry. Wolfson and Obama are receiving awards from the college, and Wolfson told the “Melissa Harris Perry” show on Saturday that initially, he planned to use the event to chide Obama on gay marriage, but that now that the president has endorsed marriage equality, he can “just say thank you.”- –HAH!!- – -

    After the speech, the president will tape an appearance on “The View,” where his “evolution” on the subject of gay marriage is sure to come up.

    - –Last, the president will speak at two campaign events, including attending a fundraiser headlined by singer Ricky Martin and actress Eva Longoria, a national co-chair of the Obama re-election campaign, which is expected to attract a number of gay and Latino donors.

    WATCH: Obama delivers commencement address at Barnard College- – -

    - – — Goooo- –FORWARD- – — MR. PRESIDENT!!- – –CLAIM THOSE- – –VOTES!! :>) BLESS U! :>)

    • crazycanuck

      but that now that the president has endorsed marriage equality, he can “just say thank you.”

      How stupid can one get?

      • goldenstar

        What he needs to be sayin: How can I help? How many do I organize?

        • crazycanuck

          That would constitute work, can’t have that.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    AprilDRyan ‏ @AprilDRyan
    Is it just me or is it okay for Mitt Romney to totally not deal with the black community and he is running for President? Hello?!?!?

    Wellllll, maybe if these Black “journalists” demanded that Mitt deal with us like they demand PBO deal with us…

    AprilDRyan ‏ @AprilDRyan
    @PragObots I am only one. I hope my brothers and sisters in the media join my call. The Romney camp is officially on notice! Six months out

    :-|

    • Ebogan63

      Her response to y’all was total bullshit.

      • MsKitty

        Yeah, I just saw that. They don’t have have any problem having an instant gaggle when they want to throw shade on PBO, but when it’s time to call Willard out then all of a sudden they have no influence. Bullshit, indeed.

      • Camille

        Is it just me or is this more about trying to get Romney and the nasty GOP paying homage (lip service and barbecues) to and buying up April and the other self-absorbed, self-important, self-anointed black spokespeople than it is about getting real and substantive answers and commitments on behalf of the voiceless and invisible people of color at the receiving end of Romney’s wicked policies and plans?

        For these pseudo-journalists, it has become increasingly about having their egos stroked and being acknowledged and personally enriched to the detriment of the general public

    • TheShyLurker

      Oh, my God. So help me…

      She just NOW came to that realization?! How can some black folks be this obtuse?!

      Can she chew gum at the same time too?

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – -RE-POST:– –Just in case the other one messed up:- —

    - —-Pres. Obama Delivers Barnard College Commencement Address- –

    - — – -New York, NY
    Monday, May 14, 2012

    President Obama delivered the commencement address at Barnard College, a private women’s liberal arts college in New York City.

    President Obama chose to speak at Barnard College to address “America’s next generation of women leaders,” according to a White House statement.

    The President spoke about the role of women in society and gave the graduates three points of advice: get involved, never underestimate power of example and lastly to persevere.

    The president is also scheduled to speak at Joplin High School’s graduation ceremony in Missouri later this month. Joplin was the sight where a deadly 2011 tornado hit the ground and claimed the lives of over 160 people last year.

    - –THEY LOVE HIM!! :>)- — – NO- –”ENTHUSIASM GAP”- –HERE!!- –

    - —- -4!- — – MORE!- – — -YEARS!!- – - -

  • Aquagranny911

    Oh you all, please give me all your prayers & best wishes. My DIL just called & she has an interview tomorrow for a job she really wants. It would pay better than what she has now & with better hours. She’s very excited. All fingers & toes crossed!

    • MsKitty

      Consider it done

    • Camille

      Prayers and Novenas going up on her behalf; May God’s will be done.

    • gc

      Prometo

    • sagittarius

      Prayers going up, AG!

    • Alma98

      Sending good vibes her way AG.

    • lamh35

      Prayers warriors are activated.

      I know the feeling your DIL has AG. Good luck to her!

    • dannie22

      Prayers for all involved AQ

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY Aquagranny911. ***BIG HUG*** – –

      Me 2! Me 2!! – - -“My Help” Psalms 121 – -

      – - – -PRAYING FERVENTLY – -HIS WILL B DONE. AMEN. :>)

      Good 2 C –Aquagranny911. :>)

  • Miranda

    Romney donor pulls support, backs Obama, over same-sex marriage

    (CNN) – A well-known, openly gay supporter of Mitt Romney in New York has decided to withdraw his support for Romney and back President Barack Obama instead.

    The clincher: Romney’s stance on same-sex marriage.

    “I feel that I no longer wish to support your presidential campaign and ask that you please return the maximum contribution that I gave to you last year,” Bill White wrote in a letter addressed to the former Massachusetts governor and obtained by CNN.

    more here
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/14/romney-donor-pulls-support-backs-obama-over-same-sex-marriage/

  • Miranda

    Who’s running Romney’s campaign??? Spanky and Alfalfa??

    Moreover, seeming to concede President Obama’s dominance of national security issues this campaign season, a Romney adviser told the Times that Romney isn’t interested in talking about foreign policy. “Romney doesn’t want to really engage these issues until he is in office,” the adviser said.
    http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/05/14/483510/romney-doesnt-want-to-engage-foreign-policy/

    Well, they fired the guy that could have at least formed complete sentences about foreign policy- all because he was gay.

    I bet they leave him messages, send emails – “please help us with this question” – he laughs. *snicker*

    • isonprize

      “Romney doesn’t want to really engage these issues until he is in office,” the adviser said.

      Imagine your doctor saying: “I don’t really want to engage in talking about the surgery until after it’s over and you’ve paid your medical bill.”

      Your kitchen contractor: “I won’t discuss the plans for where your stove is going to go until after we finish the remodeling and you’ve settled up.”

      Real estate agent?: “After you’ve signed the settlement papers and the check clears, we will tell you where the house is and how many bedrooms/ bathrooms it has. What? Oh,no. I don’t know if it has a yard. I don’t want to talk about that until after all of these messy, annoying meetings are over with.

      MIRANDA, STOP PLAYING!!!

    • rikyrah

      That whole thing of ‘I’ll tell you after the election’ is ridiculous.

      if Senator Barack Obama hadn’t of had a 10 point plan for every foreign policy issue in 2008, they would have crucified him

  • Miranda

    This tweet tickles me

    Dogs Against Romney‏@Grrr_Romney
    Ron Paul quits. Only the President and Bo stand between Romney and the White House, now…. http://fb.me/1Sg24qpXw

  • Alma98

    Serena is on her way to becoming #1 again she is kicking ass’s and taking names, she’s #6 right now. You go girl!
    http://blogs.tennis.com/racquet_reaction/2012/05/madrid-s-williams-d-azarenka.html

    • crazycanuck

      Go Serena! Show them

    • Bri

      I will forever root for the Williams girls. I hope they both kick butt this year.

      • crazycanuck

        They have had to deal with such sh!t in the Tennis world

    • Miranda

      Go Serena!

      And Serena is rapping now too? Go head Girl!

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY Alma98 – — – -***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – - -THOSE SISTAS – - –”BRANG IT” – —even when they don’t win.

      They ALWAYS PUT FEAR into anyone on the OTHER side of the NET!!. LOL

      THEY KNOW!! –:>) – - -BEST WISHES 4 their HEALTH annnd STRENGTH!! :>)

      Good 2 C U – -ALMA98. :>)

  • lamh35

    Marriage Equality Will Not Hurt Obama Among Black Voters At All

    …I think Obama ultimately will lose roughly seven or eight votes because of his stand on marriage equality. As I said on Twitter, I think about two of those votes will be black people who claimed to support Obama, but never really did…

    • Miranda

      I wonder what bs the media will conjure up next to try and break PBO’s support amongst African-americans.

    • GN

      Thank you to whomever wrote this article for citing the truth.

  • Camille

    This “Bishop.” Harry Jackson fella is such a corrupt, bought and paid for crook.

    He is obviously one of the recipients of the targeted grease-palming, buy them to bring in their congregation crusade by Karl Rove in 2004.

    He only started voting for “marriage” and Republicans only after they had greased his palm and stroked his ego. LOL.

    Member of Tony Perkins evangelical “family values” group. LOL.

    Two bit wannabes like this nigga Harry Jackson will sell their souls to the devil if he makes Harry feel important and allows him a chance to sit at the table pretending to have a voice.

    Harry was never a Democrat. More like an unprincipled, silly tool for purchase. And the GOP bought his sorry arse.

    • rikyrah

      look at how much tv time Harry gets…should tell you everything

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Thousands of Libyans Struggle With Recovery of Property Confiscated by Qaddafi
    By ROBERT F. WORTH

    TRIPOLI, Libya — Ibrahim Tunali has never forgotten the day in 1981 when government soldiers took over his luggage shop and gave it to a loyalist of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, one of countless expropriations in that era. So after Colonel Qaddafi was killed in October, Mr. Tunali marched to his old shop with a posse of armed relatives, he said, and told the man renting it, “If you’re not gone in two days, we’ll slaughter you right here.”

    The man fled within hours.

    Tens of thousands of other Libyans are now tempted to do the same, said Mr. Tunali, a stout 60-year-old with a cheerful, pugnacious manner, as he stood in front of his reclaimed shop. The original owners of expropriated property have not forgotten what they lost, he added, and are growing more impatient every day.

    One of Colonel Qaddafi’s most toxic legacies is the vast land-redistribution policy he started in the late 1970s, which now threatens to ignite a patchwork of bitter property disputes in a well-armed population.

    MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/14/world/africa/libyans-consider-recovery-of-property-confiscated-by-qaddafi.html

    • Miranda

      Mr. Tunali marched to his old shop with a posse of armed relatives, he said, and told the man renting it, “If you’re not gone in two days, we’ll slaughter you right here.”

      The man fled within hours.
      _______________________________

      DAYUM….he was NOT PLAYING.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    FBI seeks to charge George Zimmerman with hate crime

    SANFORD, Fla. —

    WFTV has learned charges against George Zimmerman could be getting more serious.

    State prosecutors said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, profiled and stalked 17-year-old Trayvon Martin before killing him, so the FBI is now looking into charging him with a hate crime.

    Zimmerman admitted to killing Martin in February during a confrontation. However, he claims the shooting was in self-defense. He’s facing a second-degree murder charge, which carries a maximum possible sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. But if Zimmerman is charged and found guilty of a federal hate crime involving murder, he could face the death penalty.

    FBI investigators are actively questioning witnesses in the retreat at the Twin Lakes neighborhood, seeking evidence for a possible federal hate crime charge.

    MORE: http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/fbi-seeks-charge-george-zimmerman-hate-crime/nN5pR/

  • lamh35

    Alright guys, I told ya’ll the details of the position that I was offerred at my PRN job. So now I told my supevisor that I would take this week to think about it and I’d let her know if not by the end of this week, then by next week when I will be back to work at my PRN job and I’ll just so happen to be working with the Supe that weekend.

    So I’ve been havent’ a lil palpitations because I really think I need to take this job, but I’m being overcome by emotions because I’ll be leaving some people who I really to like, but this will be a fantastic opportunity (at the very least, I can work for the year, save as much money as I can, and then give myself some breathing room in terms of moving to another state if not going back home to NOLA).

    Bascially, I head is made up, but my heart has been erratic. I hate the thought of having to go into the office of my Lab Manager and my Supervisors to turn in the resignation letter. How do you even start the conversation? Should I make an appointment? Do I just go in and just drop the bomb how do I even broach the subject.

    I know, I know I”m overthinking it, but ugh!!!

    • GN

      lamh, you have been wanting to make this move. Just do it. Anytime there’s change like this, of course there’s nostalgia, etc., but don’t let that keep you from making the move you’ve been wanting to make for some time now. Your coworkers will be fine!

      • lamh35

        yeah I know GN, I’m just being silly I guess. But man I do hate it. I guest it’s just realizing that once I do this, that’s it.

        • GN

          You’re not being silly at all IMO, not at all. Change isn’t easy. But go for what you know.

    • sagittarius

      Hi, lamh:

      If it wasn’t meant for you, it would not have been presented to you. You prayed about this situation and you mentioned your Grandmother… if she was anything like my two Grans, she’s a praying Grandmother. Your prayers were answered.

      The co-workers who are friends will find a way to maintain the relationship, if it is important. And if they don’t, well – sometimes people are in your life for a moment, others are there until there is a fork in the road and the rest are there until the journey ends.

      It is natural to feel apprehension about the unknown. But, let’s look at facts: you moved from NOLA after one of the worst natural disasters known to man, helped your sister settle, made sure she graduated from high school and went on to college, and made the best of your life in an adopted city. If that doesn’t sound like a woman who can meet a challenge and live life fully on her terms, I don’t know what does.

      You’ll be fine. Congratulations on the new job.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        YOUR SENTIMENTS – - – -FULL of WISDOM. :>) – –APPLAUSE. :>)

        Good 2 C U. sagittarius. :>)

      • GN

        I hope she sees this; co-signed to the fullest. Thanks for such beautiful and encouraging words.

        • sagittarius

          Thanks, GN!

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY lamh35. ***BIG – -comforting — HUG*** :>)

      – — FIRST – – -THANK U 4 sharin’. We REALLY R FAMILY. :>)

      —YES. – –Request an appointment. —BEGIN YOUR “announcement” with some POSITIVES STATEMENTS: — –Really have enjoyed my job – -this company – –the cordial work environment [even iff it isn't. :>) - - -etc.

      But - --I've been contemplating a NEW DIRECTION in my career which

      will will necessitate the action which I have DETAILED in this letter. -

      --In essence -- -- I am submitting a two-week notice of my leave from - -X. -- --THIS has NOT been an easy decision - - - BUT - --it is what I believe is BEST for me at this time. - -

      - --In order to make a smooth transition - - -I am prepared 2 give a SUMMARY of the STATUS of the projects/assignment which I am working. on.

      Ifff there i anything that U would wish me to include - --please advise me. - -ETC. - --

      AGAIN - -- -NOT BEEN EASY, etc., etc., etc.

      THANK U 4 YOUR SUPPORT during these past X years. -- --HAND SHAKE/HUGS.

      Lamh35 - --Do U need 2 meet with H.R.for an EXIT CONFERENCE[2 discuss BENEFITS, etc.?]

      KEEP the FAITH –lamh35. HIS WILL will B done. :>) **HUGS***

      • sagittarius

        Thank you GLH **BIG HUG** for your kind words.

        Your guidance to lamh on how to properly leave a job is graceful and wise.

  • Miranda

    Coalition of African-American and civil rights leaders backs Obama on gay marriage

    A coalition of African American ministers and civil rights leaders are standing behind President Barack Obama’s decision to back same-sex marriage, seeking to dispel the notion that the black community is sharply divided on the issue.

    The coalition — including the Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network; Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus of NAACP; Melanie Campbell and the Rev.Dr. Joseph Lowery, a civil rights legend and close Obama ally — released an open letter late last week embracing Obama’s position on marriage equality.

    more here
    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/05/coalition-of-africanamerican-and-civil-rights-leaders-123428.html

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      But the media won’t talk to them. They rather talk to the Bishop Harry Jacksons and the Rev. Burnes because they help push their bs.

  • GN

    Terrific videocast by deaniac re: Romney’s bullying. http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/05/tpvideo-cast-stop-using-high-school-as.html#.T7ENlNp6Iz4.twitter

    I’m so irritated that my work’s browser is too old to be compatible with Disqus 2012, so I can’t comment there, but that site and POU are my mainstays. The video is terrific; deaniac’s a handsome guy!

    • crazycanuck

      Love Deaniac and TPV. TPV is POU relative lol.

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      VERY HAPPY when he started his – -VIDEOCASTS. :>) – - -

      They bring WARMTH 2 the website. :>) —GR8 FEATURE. :>)

      Good 2 C U –GN. :>)

  • Miranda

    Jay-Z still on Team Obama

    President Obama recently picked Jay-Z over Kanye, and now his top rapper has returned the favor.

    Asked who should win the 2012 presidential election — former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney or Obama — Jay-Z told CNN on Monday, “I mean, that’s an easy question. President Obama by leaps and bounds.” While not too familiar with Romney, Jay-Z said the things he’s heard “don’t sound good.”

    Applauding the president for endorsing same-sex marriage last week, the rapper said, “I think it’s the right thing to do … whether it costs him votes or not.”

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2012/05/jayz-still-on-team-obama-123436.html

    • GN

      Thank you Jay Z.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – —MORE GOOD SUPPORT NEWS – —Woo. Hoo! – -

    – - -Obama Winning Among Veterans – —

    – — -After a decade of war, America’s troops aren’t feeling very war-like. President Obama currently leads Mitt Romney among veterans who have served since the Gulf War by seven points—a wider lead than he has among the general populace—according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, and many say it’s because of his stance on defense. One former master sergeant, for instance, says he’s a Ron Paul supporter, but in the general election he’s voting for whoever he thinks is less likely to start “knee-jerk reaction wars,” even if it means voting for “that Democrat.”
    THERE IS MORE. – –BUT – -IT’S STOOPID annnd doesn’t REFLECT REALITY related 2 MR. PRESIDENT.

  • lamh35

    Anyone see the Family Guy episode last night where Peter Griffin joined the Tea Party? Maybe I’m easy, but it was pretty funny and some mildly biting humor directed at the tea party crowd.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – -LOL. – - –***shakin’ my head**** – —

    – –FACE IT – -Dr. PAUL – - – -IT’s – - -OVA!! – - -LOL. — – -

    – - -Ron Paul Ends Campaign (Sort Of)
    Paul done looking for votes, but will keep grabbing delegates
    — -

    – - – -Ron Paul’s campaign is over—at least if you define campaign as an attempt to get people to vote for you. Paul’s camp announced today that it would “no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted. Doing so without any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.”

    – –But Paul’s campaign says it’s going to continue to try to win delegates, in an attempt to “carry a strong message to the Republican National Convention.”

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - — A FIRST!! — -A FIRST WOMAN – -A FIRST BLACK WOMAN!! – - – Woo! Hoo! – –

    – – — NASCAR’s first Black woman driver gets up to speed

    – - – -As the first, youngest and only African-American woman driving on the NASCAR circuit, Tia Norfleet is opening doors of diversity in a highly controversial and predominately White male-oriented sport.

    NASCAR has long been accused of racial discrimination, with multiple lawsuits filed by ethnic minorities accusing the organization of bias.With that, many people wonder why Norfleet wants to compete on the circuit. “It is sheer passion and instinct that drives this youngster to want to compete in this sport, she was born to compete,”says Isaac Hayes, spokesperson/CEO of the online fund raising organization, Tiapower.com.

    Norfleet comes from a family with a long racing history. Her father, Bobby Norfleet, made his NASCAR debut at the Portland International Raceway road course on March 26, 2000, where he competed against NASCAR driver Bill Lester. It was the only time in NASCAR history that two African-Americans drivers have competed at the same time.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – - -CONGRATULATIONS! – –We R – –PROUD of U! – -LOVELY annnd TALENTED LADY :>)

  • lamh35

    Good night POU!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – -GOOD POLL NEWS – –:>) – —

    – –Obama Safely Ahead in Minnesota – –

    – - – - -A new SurveyUSA poll in Minnesota shows President Obama with a comfortable lead over Mitt Romney, 52% to 38%. – –

    WE’LL TAKE IT! :>) – - –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - — – - -COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS — –FACE OFF — – — –

    – - -LOL. – - -NO CONTEST! – –HAH!! LOL. – –

    – - –In Commencement Speech Face-Off, Obama The Winner – — -

    – - – —Barack Obama’s commencement address at Barnard College confirms at least one thing: The Democratic president – shockingly – has locked up the vote among students at a women’s liberal arts school in New York City.

    Barnard students on Monday transformed their graduation ceremony into a campaign rally for the sitting president, showering Obama’s speech with applause and cheers while he touted his administration’s female-friendly accomplishments. It was almost surprising they didn’t start chanting the president’s signature slogan, “Yes we can!” when he walked away from the podium.

    – - -That Obama was well-received at the liberal-friendly school, of course, was expected, particularly after embracing same-sex marriage last week. But his reception nonetheless represents a telling contrast from the one his opponent, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, received Saturday when he delivered the commencement address at the evangelical Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Both schools are representative of each man’s political base – for Obama, college-educated women and youths, for Romney, socially conservative Christians.

    – -THIS – –>But while Obama’s reaction was enthusiastic, Romney’s reception felt polite. The president’s speech rallied supporters already dedicated to his cause; Romney simply tendered a peace treaty to men and women who view him warily. Some students at Liberty, after all, were worried the GOP’s putative nominee would be booed.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – - – -4! – - –MORE! YEARS!! – –Woo! Hoo! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere
  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – –The VIGILANTE POLICE – –annnd YOUNG Kendrec McDade –

    Soooo SAD – - —SoooBRUTAL/CRUEL!!! – —-

    – - -Autopsy Shows African-American Teen Kendrec McDade Was Shot Seven Times By Police- – –

    – —-Last March, police received a report that a taco truck in Pasadena, California had just been robbed. According to a recently released autopsy report, the two officers who arrived to investigate this report ran down and eventually shot a young black suspect seven times:

    Nineteen-year-old Kendrec McDade was shot at point-blank range by one Pasadena police officer and handcuffed after being struck by a total of seven bullets, according to the autopsy report released Friday by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. . . . Three of the wounds — two in his abdomen and one in his right arm — are considered potentially fatal because they lacerated arteries, according to Pasadena police. One bullet entered through the back of the right arm and another the back of the right forearm.

    McDade, of Azusa, was killed when Pasadena officers Jeff Newlen and Mathew Griffin responded to a report of an armed robbery at a taco truck in northwest Pasadena. One of the officers pursued him on foot and the other from his police cruiser.

    – - -SKIP – - -

    – –McDade also does not fit the profile of the kind of person who would normally commit armed robbery. He has no gang ties or prior arrests, was a star football player in high school, and was a student at Citrus College at the time of his death.
    THERE IS MORE.

    — – – –THIS HURTS Sooo BADLY!! ***tears*** – - —

    – — – -JUSTICE MUST PREVAIL — – -

    – - -RIHEP —-Kendrec. – - – -CONDOLENCES 2 FAMILY/FRIENDS -AMEN.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – - – -FINALLY!!! – - – -seeking evidence for a possible federal hate crime charge. – — -THANK U!! – -HAH!!

    – — —RIHEP – –T.V. – - -JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL!

  • GreenLadyHere

    ***smiles 2 U*** :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    – - -G’NIGHT POU FAM. :>) – - – -MAY U HAVE BLESSED SWEET DREAMS. ♥ – -♥ :>) – –

    – — -CONTINUIN’ 2 PRAY 4: – - – MR. PRESIDENT/FIRST LADY –”VP JOE/DR. JILL; —the ECONOMY/PEOPLE – - -EACH OTHER♥ — – -

    – — – -UNTI: THE MORNIN GLIGHT.♥ :>) – – –