September 24, 2017

Monday Afternoon Thread: Mitt waxes poetic about the French vacations, teapublicans throw up

Look at Rubio’s face mid-way through – he is desperately trying to send telepathic messages to Mitt to shut up! He is sooooooooo saying “My God man! STOP! SHUT UP!”

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  • Miranda

    I loves some Mary J…..I am a Mary J. stan….but this has jokes for days….Lawd have mercy. The hoity toity Kentucky Derby gots Mary J. singing the National Anthem.

    Mary J. Blige to sing national anthem at Derby

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Grammy winner Mary J. Blige is expected to sing the national anthem at this year’s Kentucky Derby.

    A statement from Churchill Downs on Monday says Blige will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Louisville track around 5:10 p.m. on May 5, shortly before the running of the 138th Kentucky Derby.

    more here

    • rikyrah

      she’ll be standing there, in her best church hat daring someone to say something.

    • MsKitty

      Good for her. LMAO because you know the old-school bluegrass crowd are experiencing all kinds of angst about this.

      “Damn, first they take over Augusta. Now this. Can’t they let us keep something for ourselves?”

  • Miranda

    Procter & Gamble Becomes 13th Company To Drop ALEC

    Joining a dozen other major corporations, Procter & Gamble decided not to rejoin the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) this year, according to a statement from Color Of Change, which launched a campaign against the shadowy right-wing front group behind state laws restricting access to the ballot and “stand your ground” gun laws. The statement:

    On Friday afternoon, we learned that P&G began reviewing its membership in January and recently decided not to rejoin ALEC in 2012. External Relations Manager Elizabeth Ratchford told us via email that, ‘Decisions about which memberships we retain are guided by budgetary considerations, value to the business and engagement on issues core to our ability to compete in the marketplace.’ The multinational corporation made the determination that ALEC does not help P&G compete for consumers’ loyalty and support.

    more here

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda- – —***fist bump***- – – —LUCKY #13– –LOL.

  • Miranda

    Minnesota GOP Party gets eviction notice over missed HQ rent; official says talks ongoing

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota’s debt-plagued Republican Party faces an eviction hearing next week after failing to pay rent for its headquarters since August.

    The party’s landlord filed the notice in county housing court last week and a hearing is set for next week. Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Pat Shortridge told party members in a memo that officials are trying to renegotiate its lease.

    more here

    • rikyrah


    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda- – –LOL- – – – -Bu- — bu- – – -BUT- — -HE RICH!!!—- -HAH!! :>)

      ——- —-C’MON- — –KARMA!! LOL– – – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Afternoon miranda– —***BIG HUG*** :>)- –

    TAG:- — WEE WEE MITT!- – -LOL- –

    – —THIS! IS! IT!!- — HE- – -TRIPLE WEIRD!! LOL- – —

    Have a good afternoon. :>)

  • rikyrah

    Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 01:35 PM PDT.

    Breaking: New Poll shows Arizona a 42%-40% Toss Up between Obama and Romney

    Many of you have been wondering when we’ll get a new poll out from AZ; well here you go. From the Tucson Sentinel: The statewide Merrill/Morrison Institute poll of 488 registered voters found 42 percent said they would vote for former Massachusetts Gov. Romney, while 40 percent said they would support Obama. Eighteen percent were undecided in the poll, which had a margin of error of 4.4 percent.

    The electorate is divided along party lines, the poll found: 80 percent of Republicans said they would vote for Romney, 78 percent of Democrats for Obama.

    Independents appear to be breaking slightly more for Obama (38 percent) than Romney (28 percent), but the sample of voters not registered with the major parties was small. Further, 34 percent of the 166 independents polled remained undecided.

    • conlakappa

      Running even… in a Mormon State. What next, Utah and Idaho turn purple? /points and laughs at Mittens

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- —- –LET US PRAY 4 OUR BELOVED- -JHUD- – –AMEN.- –

    – – —Jennifer Hudson breaks down during murder trial – —

    — – — Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson struggled to hold back tears Monday while testifying at the trial of the man accused of killing her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in a jealous rage four years ago.

    Hudson was the first witness called after prosecutors and attorneys for William Balfour finished their opening statements.

    The singer and actress, who wore a subdued black dress and whose hair was wrapped in a bun, responded to prosecutors’ questions softly but confidently and when asked to identify the defendant, poked her head around the judge’s bench and pointed at Balfour.

    “He’s sitting right there,” she said.

    Her voice broke, though, as she started to describe her reaction when her sister, Julia Hudson, told her she was going to marry Balfour.

    “None of us wanted her to marry him,” she said, her voice cracking and struggling to hold back tears. “We did not like how he treated her,” she said.

    – – –STAND STRONG- -DEAR SISTER- -***HUGS*** :>)- -AMEN– – –

    • Aquagranny911

      My heart to her heart. This must be tearing her up but I know she will be strong. That sweet young woman not only has talent but also a brave heart. She will see justice even though she will continue to grieve for the loss of her loved ones. Balfour deserves the lowest depths of hell!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Aquagranny911 ***BUG HUG** :>)

        – – -♥ – – – -♥- -:>) I KNOW – -HUH!. :>)

        BALFOUR — –His SOUL is THERE! –UNFORTUNATELY his body is STILL here!! – –BEAST!!

        Good 2 C U – -Aquagranny911. :>)

  • lamh35

    Afternoon/evening guys.

    Well it seems my sister is planning to move back home to NOLA in June. So that would leave me alone in DFW except for the youngest who’s “away at college” so she doesn’t count 🙁

    But some good news, I just found out my Louisiana pro-license has been reinstated. I am now officially licensed to work in the state of Louisiana as a CLS-G(generalist). Now I just need to find a good paying job. None too soon too. My current hospital in under some stressful circumstances round now. The whole hospital in under inspection and the fear of the regulators/inspectors has been put in us all. We are kinda bascially being told, that the people who will be inspecting us have been known to shut whole laboratories down based on minor deficiencies…which would be bad, bad bad.

    Still waiting to hear from the last job I applied for. The job application was closed to submissions on the 18th, now it’s just a wating game. I’m not waiting though, I’ve already applied to 2 other jobs, so I’m keeping it on and popping.

    • GreenLadyHere

      PRAYIN’ 4 U lamh35. ***BIG HUG**. :>)

      Feels like U R gon get 2 NOLA. :>) — –BLESS U. :>)

    • Aquagranny911

      Hang in there! I am thinking positive & feeling positive about you getting this new job.

    • rikyrah

      hey lamh,

      I was wondering…did you see the latest from Fringe?

      if you did, what freaked you out more?

      • lamh35

        hey rikyrah,

        I am like 2 episodes behind on Fringe. I’ve been trying NOT to read anything about it until I catch up, but I did hear last week’s ep was crazy

        • rikyrah

          crazy with a capital ‘C’

    • rikyrah

      totally believe you will find something in NOLA

  • GN

    These people are crazy:

    Florida City Rejects Police Chief’s Resignation Over Trayvon Martin Case

    The police chief for Sanford, Fla., was spared — at least for now — from losing his job on Monday over his department’s handling of the Trayvon Martin case.

    At the end of a spirited hour-long meeting, the Sanford city commission voted to reject Chief Bill Lee’s resignation, which he offered to the city earlier in the day.


    Yet another bizarre decision (this same commission had previously voted no confidence in Bill Lee). If I were black living in that city, I would have no confidence re: my safety. They need to vote out whatever commissioners reversed that resignation.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- —- – BUT THEY CAIN’T PAY DA RENT!! LOL.- – – —

    – – — Eight of the Top Ten 2012 Super PAC Donors Are Republicans– —

    – – – –Last January, a study found that seventeen of the top twenty political donors are Republicans or conservatives. Last night, USA Today published a similar roundup of Super PAC donors in the 2012 cycle, and they found exactly the same pattern. Eight of the top ten Super PAC donors are Republicans or corporations who donate exclusively to Republicans. One is the Cooperative of American Physicians, a group of physicians focused on mitigating the cost of malpractice liability that supports a single Democrat. The other non-Republican group is a teachers union.

    Notably, the top three Super PAC donors are all Republicans, and their more than $45 million in contributions adds up to more than four times the total spending by the remainder of the top ten:
    C CHART!! —

    Annnd their potential nominee- – – -is a -L-O-S-E-R!! LOL

  • Rhoda

    First, happy belated birthday dannie.

    POU, looky here but it looks like Arizona is in play.

    I am lmao at Mittens, he’s going to need that Citzens United bank if he’s defending AZ, TX, and GA (all states team Obama is working to register voters to see if they should spend money to contest it in the fall.

    It’s been a good day, hope its treated you all well too.

    • Aquagranny911

      Thanks for that link & I will do my very best to see that Arizona is not only “in play” but goes all the way for our good President & Democrats.

      OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 & DEMS!!! Fired up, ready to go!!!

    • rikyrah

      when you can even type the words

      ” Arizona is in play’

      things are serious

      • JojoRaze

        I have a feeling that a lot of states with Repub govs like AZ, MN, WI where the Repubs overreached are going to vote for PBO in the general to tell the Repubs to fall back on the social issues. All this mess with the state getting in women’s ho-has has me heated.

    • dannie22

      Thank you Rhoda!

  • LOL!! Rubio looks like, “My God what have I done?”

    • Aquagranny911

      Rubio is also thinking: “Don’t invite me to be VP, Bro!”

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – — HE HAD NO OTHER- -CHOICE—-

    – ——What Other Choice Does He Have? – – –

    – —–The New York Times notices that the president has been forced to resort to unilateral executive action to get things done because Congress is broken. The Times even noticed something else:

    For their part, Republicans appear to have largely acquiesced. Mr. [Chuck] Grassley said in an interview that his colleagues were reluctant to block even more bills and nominations in response to Mr. Obama’s “chutzpah,” lest they play into his effort to portray them as making Congress dysfunctional.

    “Some of the most conservative people in our caucus would adamantly disagree with what Obama did on recess appointments, but they said it’s not a winner for us,” he said.

    It’s funny how it’s almost a universal truth that you can get a bully to back down if only you will stand up to him. The pace of judicial confirmations has picked up substantially since the Republican landslide in 2010. The Republicans complain about everything, but they’re not doing anything substantial about the president’s new focus on using the executive branch to bypass Congress. Yes, they are sending an amicus brief to a case that challenges Obama’s recess appointments, but their heart isn’t in it.

    ——-Humph! Don’t KNOW where their ♥ is——BUT- -THEIR HEADS—–

    R NOT VISIBLE—–from WHERE—they R STUCK!!—–Jus’ sayin’. ….

    • conlakappa

      His efforts to make Congress look dysfunctional. Pathetic, Chuck. Work on your game. It would have improve to get to weak.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY conla
        kappa. **BIG HUG** :>)

        LOL. I KNOW –HUH, :>)


        Good 2 C -conlakappa. :>)

  • Aquagranny911

    LMAO! Poor Mittster, NOT! Robme is a mess of steaming elephant caca!

  • Kennymack1971

    LMAO at Rubio looking like “This MF right here. Shut your ass up fool!”

  • Rubio is blinking “Shut the hell up!” in morse code.

    • conlakappa

      Or S-O-S… dash…dash..

  • lamh35

    Alright, time for some VH1 Soul School.

    KId N Play – Do It My Way

  • lamh35

    Um yeah, so a movie about male strippers… I’d go see it.

    Magic Mike Official Trailer [HD]: Channing Tatum Is A Stripper, Olivia Munn and More: ENTV

    It’s like Flashdance, but with dudes!

    • rikyrah

      let’s get real. there is no script. it’s

      naked men in g-strings for 90 minutes…LOL

  • rikyrah

    A daughter grows from 0 to 12 — in 2 minutes and 45 seconds
    11 hrs ago

    ​What parent hasn’t heard the adage, “Enjoy them, for they grow up so fast,” or, gazing upon their grown creation, whisper to themselves, “Oh, where has the time gone?” Frans Hofmeester filmed his daughter every week for 624 weeks to make this moving clip, which shows her life unfold from the day of her birth to the day she turns 12.

  • Miranda

    Really Newt?? This is what it would take?? ROFLMAO

    Alex Moe ‏ @AlexNBCNews
    Newt tells @NBCNews if he doesn’t win or come close in DE tomorrow he’ll take a “deep look” at why still in race & would “reassess” campaign

  • rikyrah

    Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 01:02 PM PDT
    Planned Parenthood believes it’s being targeted with another hidden camera sting operation

    by Laura Clawson

    It looks like, once again, Planned Parenthood is the target of a hidden-camera, actor-with-fake-questions sting operation. This time, instead of the good old pimps-n-hos routine, it’s sex-selective abortion:

    According to Planned Parenthood spokesperson Chloe Cooney, clinics in at least 11 states have reported two dozen or more “hoax visits” over the past several weeks, in which a woman walks into a clinic, claims to be pregnant and asks a particular pattern of provocative questions about sex-selective abortions, such as how soon she can find out the gender of the fetus, by what means and whether she can schedule an abortion if she’s having a girl.

    Subtle! The anti-choice crowd’s big new thing is that, in the words of National Right to Life president Carol Tobias, “the real war on women” is that “roughly half” of abortions “are performed on unborn girls.” Since roughly half of pregnancies are girls, that makes a general sort of statistical sense, though since the vast, overwhelming majority of abortions are performed long before sex can be determined, it’s absolutely beside the point when it comes to a war on women. But that claim is the new shiny toy of the right’s attempts to distract us from the very real war on women they’re waging, so coming up with a video suggesting that Planned Parenthood staff would advocate specifically aborting girls is just the sort of thing they’d think would be a major victory.

    The best bet is that this sting attempt is the work of Live Action, this sort of thing being that group’s raison d’etre. However:

  • lamh35

    New Edition touring together, now I need Toni! Tony! Tone’! to get back together.

  • rikyrah

    SPIN METER: Romney roadmap leaves voters guessing
    By Steve Peoples
    Associated Press / April 23, 2012

    Mitt Romney’s roadmap for governing the country is so vague that it has even Republican allies questioning his intentions.

    “You have to campaign to govern, not just to win,” Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said in recent days after endorsing Romney. “Go ahead and have the confidence in the voters to explain the fix we’re in and then tell them with some specificity what we can do to get out of it in a way that’s good for everybody. Romney doesn’t talk that way.”

    It’s a sentiment other Republicans decline to express so publicly, and Daniels later downplayed his comment. But it’s one that accurately describes the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s general aversion to detail.

    In between heaping criticism on President Barack Obama, Romney spent the primary season sketching a broad conservative vision for leading the country should he win the White House. Supporters cheer his general plans for lower taxes, smaller government, a stronger military and a reduced federal deficit. But he’s offered few detailed prescriptions on a range of the country’s most pressing concerns from Social Security to potential military action in Iran. And in some cases where Romney and his aides have been specific, the former Massachusetts governor offers little significant change from the Democratic president he says is killing the American dream.

    The tactic is, of course, by design for a candidate eager to make the general election a referendum on Obama’s first term. The less voters know about Romney, the more they may focus on Obama. By avoiding difficult policy decisions, Romney gives his opponents less fuel for political attacks.

    The Obama campaign has noticed. And as the president’s team works to tie Romney to the GOP’s more conservative wing, Democrats are aggressively criticizing what they call Romney’s “secrecy strategy.”

    “Mitt Romney’s campaign has been based on one thing — deceptively attacking the president’s record. He’s been purposefully vague about what he’d do as president,” Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said. “If he wants to be taken seriously in this race, he needs to put money where his mouth is and provide some honest answers.”

    The Romney campaign says it has been more forthcoming than Obama in some areas, particularly on budget fixes for entitlement programs. Indeed, Obama has not proposed comprehensive plans to address the financial problems facing either Social Security or Medicare.

    Romney has not done much better, however.

    He has introduced a Medicare plan that transforms the popular health care program for seniors into a voucher system, but declines to say how much seniors may have to pay out of pocket. On Social Security, he says generally that he would raise the retirement age “for future generations.”

    The fuzzy positions are consistent with Romney’s pattern of embracing politically popular choices — tax cuts and smaller government, for example — while ignoring the realities he would face as president, such as how to pay for those tax cuts or regulate business to prevent another economic meltdown. His campaign refuses to say whether he will offer specifics in some cases even before the November election.

  • Miranda

    Tyler Perry helps Obama top Romney in Georgia fundraising

    WASHINGTON — A lucrative Atlanta trip headlined by a Tyler Perry-hosted fundraiser helped President Barack Obama out-raise Republican rival Mitt Romney in Georgia last month by a nearly six-to-one margin.

    Obama raised more than $734,000 from Georgians in March, while Romney brought in $125,000, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of campaign finance disclosures. Nearly two-thirds of Obama’s Georgia haul came from the Obama Victory Fund, a joint campaign account with the Democratic National Committee that put on three March 16 fundraisers in the Atlanta area.

    In previous months, Obama has outraised Romney in Georgia, but not by so large a margin.

    more here

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda — – -THANK U – -MR. PERRY! – — U “stepped up” – –HERE

      annnd with the HOUSTON FAMILY!! – – — THANK U – -SIR. – – –

    • conlakappa

      My wealthiest college friend was big in Georgians for Romney in 2008. He is a Fortune 50 officer. I gotta wonder if he and his buddies are co-signing to this season’s mess or have checked out.

  • Miranda

    Tyler Perry helps Obama top Romney in Georgia fundraising

    WASHINGTON — A lucrative Atlanta trip headlined by a Tyler Perry-hosted fundraiser helped President Barack Obama out-raise Republican rival Mitt Romney in Georgia last month by a nearly six-to-one margin.

    Obama raised more than $734,000 from Georgians in March, while Romney brought in $125,000, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis of campaign finance disclosures. Nearly two-thirds of Obama’s Georgia haul came from the Obama Victory Fund, a joint campaign account with the Democratic National Committee that put on three March 16 fundraisers in the Atlanta area.

    In previous months, Obama has outraised Romney in Georgia, but not by so large a margin.

    more here

  • rikyrah

    April 23, 2012 4:27 PM
    The Trap

    By Ed Kilgore

    Speaking of questionable MSM reporting on political strategy, there seems to be a lot of confusion over the alleged “shift” in Obama messaging about Mitt Romney from “a flip-flopper with no core” to “severely conservative.” Today there’s a long Glenn Thrush/Jonathan Martin piece at Politico that reads like the co-authors were having an argument and just lashed it all together. One minute it seems the Obama campaign junked the “no core” attacks on the advice of Bill Clinton and pollster Benenson; then it appears they are pursuing the two themes simultaneously; and then that there is internal discord on the messaging.

    The sources for the “internal discord” interpretation are not exactly unimpeachable: John Weaver, who’s fresh from conducting the train wreck that was Jon Huntsman’s presidential campaign, but has apparently retained his “genius strategist” rep in some circles; and Romney’s own spokesperson Andrea Saul, who says the supposed conflict is a sign of “a White House in search of a reason for reelection.”

    I don’t see a problem here. Of course the Obama camp emphasized the “no core” argument during the primaries, since it reinforced conservative doubts about Romney and also painted him as someone so character-less that he’d do or say whatever was necessary to win the nomination. Now that Mitt’s spent months and months pandering to conservative activists and blasting his opponents for ideological heresies real and imagined, it’s perfectly logical to point out how he’s harnessed himself to a political movement that’s partying like it’s 1964. But the “no core” attack line must be recalled now and then to turn on bright flashing lights whenever Romney tries to reposition himself, which he really does need to do lest he come across as Paul Ryan with a lot less personality.

    more here

    • nellcote

      Politio wrote a bs article about The Prez? I’m shocked, shocked I tell ya.

  • lamh35

    Wow, ya’ll checking out the twitter blow up with Deion Sanders and Pilar? I”m confused, was Deion out there bad on Pilar or is she just crazy?

    Pray for me and my kids now! They just witnessed their mother and a friend jump me in my room. She’s going to jail n I’m pressing charges!!/DeionSanders/status/194550073613496320

    I’m sad my boys witnessed this mess but I warned the police department here that she was gone try n harm me and my boys. This is on my mama!!/DeionSanders/status/194550504846655488

    filling out police reports now! Thank God for this platform to issue the Truth.!/DeionSanders/status/194553632530771968

    • Miranda

      This is shonuff messy.

  • rikyrah

    Political Animal
    April 23, 2012 12:43 pm

    Repealable But Not Replaceable

    By Ed Kilgore

    One of the positive byproducts of the looming threat that the Supreme Court will declare the Affordable Care Act (or key elements of it) unconstitutional is that more attention is gradually being paid to what, exactly, ObamaCare’s Republican critics would do to deal with the cost, access and quality issues it was designed to address.

    There’s a solid new LA Times article by Noam Levey that provides a good refresher course on Mitt Romney’s latest health care proposals, which are sort of an amalgam of what George W. Bush and John McCain proposed a few years back, along with the Ryan Budget’s treatment of Medicare and Medicaid.

    But TNR’s Jonathan Cohn has the best succinct description of how it all adds up:

    Estimates of House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s proposal, which Romney has embraced and which would likely be similar to his approach, have suggested that the cuts to Medicaid alone could take health insurance away from between 14 and 27 million people. That’s not including those who would lose out on coverage they stand to get, right now, from the Affordable Care Act.

    Not that Republicans seem to care much. They like to say their focus is on “cost” as opposed to “coverage.” I’m sure it’s an effective line politically: It suggests that Republicans are focused on the deserving insured, while Democrats are spending their time (and your money) on the less deserving uninsured.

    But that claim highly misleading. Under the Republican proposals, insurance would become cheaper mostly because it would cover less and would be available to fewer people who need it. Conservatives believe their system would encourage competition, but, more likely, it would encourage the kind of competition we have already: A competition among insurers to insure the least risky beneficiaries, rather than a competition to provide more efficient care to people who actually need medical care.

    So the “Replace” in the GOP “Repeal and Replace” agenda for health reform is a complete fraud in the sense that it does not even attempt to address the challenge of achieving universal access to affordable health care. The last large-scale effort by a Republican politician to do that was in Massachusetts, and it depended strictly on a federal commitment to Medicaid that its author now wants to scrap, along with a national version of his own handiwork. “Repeal and Ignore” would be a more accurate slogan.

  • lamh35

    I’m dedicating this song to Deion and Pilar:

  • Miranda

    And the Worst Boss in the World award goes too…………

    Woman Gives Kidney To Boss; Boss Fires Her Anyway

    NEW YORK (PIX11)—
    Forty-Seven year old Deborah Stevens is a sweet mother of two who thought she was doing something humane and simply out of the kindness of her heart which, in turn, seemed to backfire, big time.

    Stevens was an employee at the Atlantic Automotive Group from over a year before she decided to move to Florida. She left on good terms and during a trip back to NY, she visited her former employer to say hello.

    While she was there, her boss, Jacqueline Brucia explained how she was having health problems and needed a new kidney. Debbie told Brucia if she ever needed a kidney, she would be willing to donate.

    more here,0,164903.story

  • Miranda

    But its PBO that the NY Times believes needs to be vetted.

    Romney staff spent nearly $100,000 to hide records

    (Reuters) – Mitt Romney spent nearly $100,000 in state funds to replace computers in his office at the end of his term as governor of Massachusetts in 2007 as part of an unprecedented effort to keep his records secret, Reuters has learned.

    The move during the final weeks of Romney’s administration was legal but unusual for a departing governor, Massachusetts officials say.

    The effort to purge the records was made a few months before Romney launched an unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. He is again competing for the party’s nomination, this time to challenge Barack Obama for the presidency in 2012.

    more here

    • rikyrah

      did you tweet this to the creep at the NYT?

      • Miranda


    • conlakappa

      Same as with She What Mooses. They seem to have no shortage of resources, human or financial, to cover up their dirt.

  • MonieTalks

    Dr Otis Brawley, apparently was “preaching” over the weekend, talking about the healthcare system and the corruption…he’s a brotha too…

    Cancer Doc Brawley Says The U.S. Health Care System Is Sick
    by Scott Hensley
    04:16 pm

    April 23, 2012

    Journalists make for a pretty tough crowd.

    But Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, fired up hundreds of them at the annual meeting of Association of Health Care Journalists over the weekend with a no-holds-barred critique of the U.S. health system.

    Brawley has a book out, How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America, that makes his case in full. But in a sometimes dizzying speech in Atlanta, Brawley ripped the health establishment from top to bottom. It was bracing stuff.

    read more:

  • gc

    It’s going to be fun to see what Jon and Stephen do with clip 🙂

    I wonder if this is what scared off the Pubs during primary season – noty his moderate record in Mass, but they knew he’d never get through to Nov, including debates, without stepping in it over and over and over…He’s like a big wind up toy. Pull the string and incoherent pablum comes out. Pull the string again, and the opposite incoherent opinion comes out. And it looks like he cannot be reprogrammed, no learning curve. Good.

  • Miranda

    West Broward High School girls show support for Muslim teammate

    Most of them will never know what it’s like to be taunted for their faith.

    They’ll likely never be bullied or physically attacked for what they wear or have racial epithets thrown their way.

    But on Thursday afternoon, some members of the West Broward High flag football team took a stand and got a small taste of how difficult life can sometimes be for one of their own.

    Before taking the field for their regular-season finale at McArthur High, many of the Bobcats voluntarily donned a hijab, the traditional head scarf worn by Muslim women.

    more here,0,142899.story

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – —Awwwww – – – -The SOCIAL SKILLZ of OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT – – —

    – —President Obama Presents the Commander-in-Chief Trophy – –

    – —President Obama presents the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the United States Air Force Academy football team. – – –

    – – -LOL – —“The Heisman POSE” – —

    – – – –RUNS in da FAMILY – – Woo! HOO! :>)

    – – — BLESS THEM! :>) – – –

  • Miranda

    I thought Rachel Maddow was making this up.

    Mississippi Personhood Amendment 26 Kicks Off ‘Conceived in Rape’ Tour Today

    • rikyrah

      no. she was the only one in the MSM who was reporting on the WAR ON WOMEN as it was growing, while the rest of the MSM ignored the story

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – —BWAHAHA- Seeeeeee- — – -***shakin’ my head**** – – – —

    MR. PRESIDENT is TAKIN’ his plans 4 dealin’ with LOWERING STUDENT LOANS – -2 da students —

    IN STARK CONTRAST – –Heeeeeeer’s teh WILLARD —

    – – –VIDEO- Mitt Romney to students worried about student loans: Go to a cheaper college. – –

    — –Via Buzzfeed. Geez, could Willard sound any more awkward and breathless?

    “::Pant, pant:: Come ON, just find a less expensive school if you’re short on funds, kids! Easy as pie! It may be a college you don’t like, or that is inferior, or that doesn’t specialize in the areas of learning that fit your goals, or one that you can get into, or that is in an city you’d want to move to, but who cares? Just “go to one that has a little lower price!” ::pant, spit, pant::

    – – -“That’s real freedom, see? That’s liberty! That’s choice! ::pant, pant:: Not the kind of choice all those silly women keep yammering on about, of course. Or that students want, when it comes to their own education. But the kind of choice that the GOP mandates, see, because we know what’s best for everyone.

    – — WHEW LAWD – – —Can he B any –STOOPIDER?? – –YEAH!! LOL.

  • Miranda

    Scott cuts funding for rape crisis centers during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    On April 17, smack in the middle of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $1.5 million for the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence. The Legislature allotted the funds to the organization in order to support 30 rape crisis centers as they face impending reductions in collections, which currently is the bulk of their budgets.

    The cut to the Florida Council was just one of the many health projects that Scott used his line-item veto power to eliminate from this year’s $70 billion budget.

    Jennifer Dritt, the executive director of the Florida Council, says she is “stunned” the funding was cut. She says the line-item was “new money” meant to ease the reduction in collections that rape crisis centers are facing.

    more here

    • conlakappa

      Gross. Nope, no War on Women. A series of isolated incidents that take away resources for women.

    • nellcote

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen a gov. so determined to ruin his own state.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – -Annnnd –THIS is “WHYCOME” – -Sanford is LIKE IT IS!! – —

    – – — Sanford City Commission reject police chief Bill Lee’s resignation – – –

    – – –The Sanford City Commission rejected Bill Lee’s offer to resign in his post as the city’s police chief, Monday. In a close 3-2 vote, several commissioners argued Lee did not deserve to lose his job, including Sanford’s own mayor Jeff Triplett. The special meeting occurred just hours after George Zimmerman was released from jail after posting bail. NBC Miami reports:

    A divided Sanford City Commission voted Monday not to accept the offered resignation of Police Chief Bill Lee Jr., after Commissioners Patty Mahany and Randy Jones repeatedly made the case that Lee did not deserve to lose his job.

    City Manager Norton Bonaparte Jr. told the commission that Lee had decided that he can no longer serve as police chief, and that he and Lee agreed he should leave.

    Mahany said she was surprised when Bonaparte told her earlier Monday that he was going ahead with Lee’s resignation, referring to his long career in law enforcement and “impeccable” character.

    “I am just devastated by this. I wouldn’t want to see this happen to anybody in this room,” she said.

    THEY WON’T LET GO of — CORRUPTION!!! – – —

    Annnnd IMMA say it!: – – -THEY RACISTS!!! – —

  • Miranda

    Sugar Daddies
    The old, white, rich men who are buying this election.

    If you want to appreciate what Barack Obama is up against in 2012, forget about the front man who is his nominal opponent and look instead at the Republican billionaires buying the ammunition for the battles ahead. A representative example is Harold Simmons, an 80-year-old Texan who dumped some $15 million into the campaign before primary season had ended. Reminiscing about 2008, when he bankrolled an ad blitz to tar the Democrats with the former radical Bill Ayers, Simmons told The Wall Street Journal, “If we had run more ads, we could have killed Obama.” It is not a mistake he intends to make a second time. The $15 million Simmons had spent by late February dwarfs the $2.8 million he allotted to the Ayers takedown and the $3 million he contributed to the Swift Boat Veterans demolition of John Kerry four years before that. Imagine the cash that will flow now that the GOP sideshows are over and the president is firmly in Simmons’s crosshairs.

    more here

    • nellcote

      the president is firmly in Simmons’s crosshairs.

      I get it when goopers use violent rhetoric, they’re assholes. But I truely wish msm editors would pay attention when they give phrases like this a pass.

  • Miranda

    Well, from reading my twitter timeline, it appears as appearances on the talk shows goes, Van Jones sucked azz, Rahm Emanuel kicked azz.

    People can say what they wanna about Rahm, but he is a damn good surrogate for PBO.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Which is exactly why, out of the two that left the White House, one is the Mayor of Chicago while the other is a tool of white hippies.

      • JojoRaze

        Rahm Emanuel will slap your name out the phone book and tell Ma Bell he did it!

        • Miranda

          *quietly taps Jojoraze on the shoulder*

          me too.

        • Miranda

          *quietly taps Jojoraze on the shoulder*

          me too.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — – -WONDER WHAT he’s DOIN’??? – — – —

    – –FIRST: – – – –Yakety Yak —DON’T TALK BACK [Take out the papers annnd the TRASH] – –

    – — Attorneys: Blagojevich washing dishes in prison – –LOL —-

    – — — – – — SKIP —

    New inmates are assigned to kitchen duty for 90 days and Blagojevich has been washing dishes six days a week, the attorneys said. – – –

    Blagojevich has been told that when the 90-day period ends he will be teaching either Shakespeare or ancient Greek philosophy and mythology, they said. The ex-governor is known for citing poems by Lord Alfred Tennyson and Rudyard Kipling.

    WAY-ELL – – – –He usta – – -LAUNDER MONEY!! – — LOL. —

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -Word was that – – –

    — – – — Marco did THIS at one point –

    – ——BUT -teh WILLARD —just——BABBLED ON—heh -heh!! LOL

    ———***shakin’ my head****

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -[Apologies ff a dup.] – — — –FEELIN’ SORRY 4 DA PEOPLE – –

    —- —Wisconsin Saw The Largest Decrease In Employment In The Last 12 Months – —

    – – —It seems that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) might have been overreaching when he promised to create 250,000 new jobs in his first term. While Walker has spent the last twelve months slashing state budgets and busting unions, Wisconsinites have been dealing with the consequences. New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that Walker’s state saw the largest decrease in jobs over the last year, dropping nearly a full percentage point:

    Over the year, nonfarm employment increased in 45 states and the District of Columbia, decreased in 4 states, and was unchanged in Alabama. The largest over-the-year percentage increase occurred in North Dakota (+6.5 percent). The largest over-the-year percentage decrease in employment occurred in Wisconsin (-0.9 percent).

    Walker, meanwhile, told Newsmax this week that, “We ultimately saw a net increase in jobs this year.” That is incorrect, unless by ‘we’ he means a group other than Wisconsinites.

    – – -SKIP — —

    – – –Supplementing that argument are the employment totals for just the month of March. Ohio, which is led by austerity-happy Gov. John Kasich (R), lost 9,500 jobs. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) saw his state drop 8,600 jobs. And Wisconsin dropped 4,500 last month.

    – – -ALL THESE – – -SUCCESSFUL- – –RE-THUG – -GOVS!!- –/SNARK – – –

    They said that THEY WANTED — “THEIR TURN” – – –EPIC FAIL!! – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – -Ahhhhh – – — He ALMOST SAID IT – – – –LOL – —

    – – –Gingrich hints he may drop from race this week – — –

    – — – –Newt Gingrich hinted he may withdraw from the presidential race if he has a poor showing in the Delaware primary Tuesday – a state where he has been actively campaigning for several weeks.

    “I think we need to take a deep look at what we are doing,” Gingrich told NBC News in an exclusive interview on Monday. “We will be in North Carolina tomorrow night and we will look and see what the results are.”

    He acknowledged that he would have to “reassess” his campaign depending on how he fares in Delaware, a winner-take-all state with 17 delegates at stake.

    “This has been a good opportunity for us, we have been here seeing a lot of people,” Gingrich said. “We have got really positive responses and I would hope we would do well here – either carry it or come very, very close.”

    – – -SKIP – – —

    Speculation remains high that Gingrich will exit the GOP race this week, especially he rescheduled his trip to North Carolina several times.

    — – -SAY IT! – —SAY! – -IT!! – – -LOL – – –

    – —THEN -SIGN -RA- -CHERE!! ——-LOL.

  • Camille

    You know I’ve been wracking my brains trying to think who Mitt Romney reminds me of;

    Ted Baxter! That stiff, deluded, cocky buffoon on the Mary Tyler Moore show, that’s who.

    Did you guys know also that Mary Tyler Moore is a right wing nut in real life? Yessiree.
    But Rhoda – Valerie Harper is one of us. She rocks!

    • conlakappa

      Ha! But Ted’s buffonery was endearing while Mittens looks like an animatronic can wrong. Or more like the self-importance/lack of self-awareness of Phyllis Lindstrom, if we want to continue the MTM comparison.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – —- —POU FAM VOTER SUPPRESSION/Anti-Voter WATCH


    – – –Amid Voter ID Debate, Virginia Reports No In-Person Voter Fraud In 2008 – —

    — – — – As Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) prepares to decide the fate of a proposed voter ID bill in the Old Dominion state, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on voter fraud prosecutions stemming out of the 2008 election that “may signal a more significant voter fraud issue than some state lawmakers realized.”

    One problem: the type of voter fraud that allegedly took place — namely, felons voting when they shouldn’t have been — wouldn’t have been prevented by the proposed voter ID law.

    — -The Times-Dispatch reports that officials have prosecuted 39 cases of voter fraud out of the approximately 3.7 million votes cast in the 2008 election. The newspaper said that a majority of the 39 cases resulted in convictions and an additional 26 cases were still being investigated.

    – – -SKIP —

    The newspaper reports that a majority of the cases that they reviewed that resulted in arrests in central Virginia “involved felons who either illegally registered to vote or who illegally voted in the general election, or both.” Virginia bans felons from voting unless their rights are restored by the Governor.

    THIS – – –>None of the cases, the newspaper said, “appeared to involve someone who misrepresented his or her identity at the polls to vote.”

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – -Ummm – – –DID WE SLAM THIS B**TURD!!???– – – – — –


    – – – –Actor Jon Lovitz Explodes At Obama: ‘What A F**king A**hole’ – – –

    – – –Former SNL cast member and star of The Critic Jon Lovitz profanely lit into President Obama during his ABC’s of SNL podcast on Monday.

    “This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don’t pay their taxes is fucking bullshit. And I voted for the guy and I’m a Democrat. What a fucking asshole,” Lovitz fumed.

    “The rich don’t pay their taxes? Let me tell you something, right,” Lovitz added. “First they tell you–you’re dead broke–This is the United States of America, you can do anything you want, go for it. So then you go for it, and then you make it, and everyone’s like, Fuck you.”

    Co-host Kevin Smith argued with Lovitz that he was unfairly ripping on the 99%, Lovitz fired back by saying the director was “masquerading as a 99%er.”

    Listen to Lovitz’s anti-Obama comments below, (NSFW):

    – — -**DING DONG** — —ANSWER YER DOOR!! – –A**hole!! –


    • isonprize

      Okay, so it’s obvious that Jon Lovitz isn’t exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer… Pres. Obama never said that rich don’t pay their taxes. Pres. Obama is saying that most really rich people pay a much lower tax rate than 99% of the rest of Americans.

      It’s :Lovitz that is the asshole. And he’s showing it for all to see.

      A quick perusal of his wiki page shows that it’s not like he was ever an “average” American either. As a kid of a physician who provided medical care to the Jackson family, yes, that Jackson family, I’m sure he never missed a meal or wondered if his parents could afford the new pair of sneakers he wanted.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        – — YA KNOW – —With his “background” – -U wonder WHYCOME he – -all of a sudden —comes out SPEWIN’ THIS


        Somethin’ is VERY CURIOUS here!- – –

        – — THIS —It’s :Lovitz that is the asshole. And he’s showing it for all to see. – – -***fist bump***

        Good 2 C U. –isonprize :>)

    • Ebogan63

      Oh boo fucking hoo, go light yerself on fire, dumb mf!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Ebogan63. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – —LOL. — -Tell us how U REALLY FEEL. LOL

        – —YA MEAN – –LIKE THIS?? :>) – – –

        Good 2 C U –Ebogan63. :>)

    • conlakappa

      Maybe he is trying to out-wackadoo Victoria Jackson? He got some press.

      • GreenLadyHere

        conlakappa – – — IFFF so – –EVEN MORESO – – – -we gotta –
        – – – -“WACKadoo” – –HIM!! – –LOL!!

        Good word! :>)

  • JojoRaze

    I literally ROFLed at this tape. Marco Rubio was like “Shut up fool!” This is the only time I see Mitt Romney as having a personality when he’s talking about walk along the Champs d’ Elysee.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -NOT lookin good 4 – – -teh “john”. – –literally – – -LOL – – –

    – — —Prosecution: Edwards a practiced liar – –

    – — –John Edwards’s trial on federal campaign finance charges kicked off here Monday with prosecutors painting the former presidential candidate as a practiced liar — and defense lawyers firing back that the case is based on shaky evidence from witnesses who have credibility problems of their own.

    “It is said ambition is an important quality in a politician, especially one running for president. But like most things, it can be so consuming, a person can do anything he wants and won’t let anything stand in their [way] — not their family, not other people, not the law,” prosecutor David Harbach II said at the outset of his argument to the jury of nine men and seven women, including the four alternates.

    – – – –SKIP – – —

    “Edwards did what the evidence will show he always did … deny, deceive and manipulate,” Harbach contended.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -HAH! THIS JUDGE – -UNSEALS some RECORDS!! – — –

    – – –Judge unseals files in George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case– – —

    – – – –The judge in the prosecution of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin has unsealed some of the records in the case.

    Media outlets, including NBC News, had sued to force the release of court files in the high profile case. The case was sealed by a previous judge, but Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Lester unsealed several files on Monday.

    The files are posted on the 18th Circuit Court’s website:

    – – – –SKIP – – –

    – –Zimmerman’s arraignment has been scheduled for May 8th. Neither he nor his attorney, Mark O’Mara, is expected to attend, and O’Mara has already entered a written “not guilty” plea on Zimmerman’s behalf.

    –GOOD ON DA JUDGE!! :>)- – –

    – – – -BETCHA THEY will B REVEALIN’ RE- – of -his TEMPER –etc! – —

    • conlakappa

      Meanwhile, we are subjected to hearing about his alleged fears for his safety. Shaddup, gun-wielding loose cannon. Boo freakin’ hoo.

      • GreenLadyHere

        conlakappa – – – -RESPECTFULLY – – -how about the “safety” of our dear Trayvon? He VIOLATED THAT!! —

        STALKIN’ – -RACIST – – -MURDERER!! – – –

        Boo freakin’ hoo. – –INDEED :>)

        • conlakappa

          This is what I am saying. You kill someone, you don’t get to have the sum of your fears whined about. You wanna feel safe? Step away from guns and killing people. And don’t have those same doofuses talking about the GPS ankle bracelet you now have to wear. Or that you had to come up with $15k for a bond. I would think your family, including daddy the judge, have the resources to come up with the scratch. Further, you trying to present yourself as an every day kind of guy, don’t mention having to hand over your passport. But it all goes back to: don’t kill anyone. Deal with all else that follows.

          • GreenLadyHere

            GOOD MORNTIN’ conlakappa ***BIG HUG** :>)

            – – — – –-**fist bump** —–

            Good 2 C U—conlakappa. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – —KUDOS —2 OUR BEAUTIFUL FIRST LADY: – —

    – – —Michelle Obama is now the most televised first lady in history – –

    – – – – –A new study has found that first lady Michelle Obama is the most televised first lady in history, with 44 television appearances under her belt in nearly four years — and more surely to come. Mrs. Obama has beaten out other former first ladies such as Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, who each made less than 20 TV appearances during their first terms in the role.– –

    Obama has used guest spots on shows like Disney’s iCarly and taken on talk shows including Late Night with David Letterman to promote her Let’s Move initiative to combat childhood obesity. She has also promoted her Joining Forces campaign that supports military families through going on various programs.

    Experts see her use of these platforms as extremely politically savvy.

    – – – -SKIP – – –

    Promoting healthy children and supporting our troops are two goals worthy of Michelle Obama flexing her media muscle — even at the risk of seeming political while helping others through her popularity.

    — —4 MORE YEARS!! –:>) – –WE LOVE U! B BLESSED. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

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

    — – – -UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT ♥ :>) – – — – –

  • Camille

    Lol at Jon Huntsman!

    What a smarmy, spiteful, sleazy weasel. His 15 minutes are so up. Loser, liar, small-minded wannabe!

    Bought into is own hype and totally got suckered by the the vindictive corporate PUMA’s led by Lynn de Rothschild!

    Their Karma is only just beginning.

    Hey Jon Huntsman, the joke’s on you fucker! Ha!