October 2, 2014

Monday Afternoon Thread: Ohio Funk Week!

I heard this little fact on the radio one afternoon. Ohio, specifically Dayton, was home to some of the most successful funk bands of the 70s and 80s. There were strong band competitions every week and it fostered that creative environment (and horn sections that were ON POINT) – thus were born The Ohio Players, Slave, The Dazz Band, Lakeside, Heatwave, Sun and Zapp.  So all week, get your groove on to Dayton’s finest!

The Ohio Players – Fire

Lakeside – Its All The Way Live

Slave – Just A Touch Of Love

Heatwave – Boogie Nights

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  • Alma98

    Oooh weeee! We gone be jammin’ this week!

    • rikyrah

      yep….gettin’ in more trouble..LOL

      • Alma98

        LOLOLOLOLOL!

    • conlakappa

      Alma just hurt her hip again! I know, right? I saw The Ohio Players twice within a short span of time. Sugarfoot was just not right and my husband and I quote him to this day. I think I recounted the story here: it was at the D.C. Soul Festival and a woman had put her feet up on the stage. Problem for Sugar [or not!] was that it was summertime and she was bare legged and wearing a skirt. To wit, “Girl, you got to put your legs down or I’m going to have to stop this show!”

      • Alma98

        LOL! I love that story!

      • Aquagranny911

        Great story!

  • Miranda

    *sigh*…….of course, trot out the old lies like affirmative action is one big ole freebie for black folks, that should keep the righties riled up at top notch for Wednesday!
    Fox’s Chris Wallace: When Will Gov’t Stop “Putting A Thumb On The Scale” For African Americans?

    On Eve Of 50th Anniversary Of March On Washington, Wallace Wonders: “At What Point Do We Say, You’re On Your Own?”

    Fox host Chris Wallace used a discussion on the 50-year anniversary of the March on Washington to ask whether the time has come for the government to stop “putting a thumb on the scale” for African Americans with affirmative action policies. Wallace’s question ignores the continuing problem of economic inequality between whites and African Americans.

    The August 25 edition of Fox News Sunday discussed racial progress since the 1963 March On Washington For Jobs And Freedom. During the segment, Wallace raised the issue of affirmative action and asked Fox contributor Kirsten Powers, “50 years after the March on Washington, one of the questions is how long – well, how much longer the government should give special treatment to minorities.” After Powers noted that historically unemployment among African Americans has been higher than among white Americans, Wallace asked contributor Scott Brown, “At what point have we gone as far as the country, as the government, needs to go in putting a thumb on the scale, if you will? You know, it is 50 years after Martin Luther King’s speech. Obviously there were hundreds of years of discrimination. But at what point do we, in effect, say, ‘you’re on your own?'”

    As Powers noted, the March on Washington was about civil rights, but it was also about economic inequality. Today, white families tend to earn twice as much income as do African-American families, while African Americans experience double the unemployment rate. There’s also a racial gap when it comes to wealth.According to the New York Times, “Many experts consider the wealth gap to be more pernicious than the income gap, as it perpetuates from generation to generation and has a powerful effect on economic security and mobility.” CNN reported that as of 2010, white Americans were worth as much as 22 times more than African-Americans:

    more here: http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/08/25/foxs-chris-wallace-when-will-govt-stop-putting/195584

    • rikyrah

      when we get our 40 Acres and Mule, muthafucka

    • Alma98

      When will white men stop thinking they got what they have by earning it Chris Wallace?

    • MsKitty

      So basically he’s saying the same thing that George Will said about the Million Man March, “they have civil rights, what more do they want?”

      It is with great pleasure that I give Mr. Wallace a salute of the middle finger variety.

      • conlakappa

        I hope you were generous and saluted with both hands!

      • Aquagranny911

        I think you should just give him “the little finger salute.” That’s for those occasions when you don’t care enough to send the very best.

        • conlakappa

          Or when you give graphic analogy to what you imagine their… John Thomases to be. Surely, men secure in their manhood and with their manhood don’t have to be that kind of ugly.

          • Aquagranny911

            LOL at “John Thomases!”

    • rigoletta

      Says the bitch who only is where he is because of his father and his name.

      GTFOOH.

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

      Says the man who got his job because he daddy was Mike Wallace.

    • conlakappa

      Says the media legacy, without irony.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Let their asses keep on talking. At this rate, 2016, 2020, and 2024 the White House will stay Dem.

      • goldenstar

        From your mouth to God’s ears.

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

    You have GOT to be flukking kidding me!

    Politico’s Byron Tau tweeted this about Anna Wintour and Vogue:

    Byron Tau @ByronTau 21m
    But a major Obama donor’s high circulation magazine said that the Assad family was glamorous and wonderful.
    http://web.archive.org/web/20121224024338/http://www.presidentassad.net/ASMA_AL_ASSAD/Asma_Al_Assad_News_2011/Asma_Assad_Vogue_February_2011.htm

    So someone responded with this:

    Scott Bixby @ScottBix 21m
    @ByronTau That’s a little… tangential.

    And then Byron tweeted this:

    Byron Tau @ByronTau 18m
    @ScottBix Any more tangential than the media freakout over Foster Friess’ comments on birth control?

    Really, mofo?? REALLY? He’s mad because Friess was criticized for his “aspirin between the knees” comment (amongst others) so he calls out a Vogue article about complimenting the Assads as payback??? GTFOOHWTBS! Then he tweeted this:

    Byron Tau @ByronTau 13m
    @ScottBix It’s not exactly a fallacy. Editor of Vogue was being vetted for an ambassadorship!

    It was an ambassadorship to….FRANCE and vanity position! And besides, she wasn’t being vetted:

    Scott Bixby @ScottBix 11m
    @ByronTau Her wanting it ≠ “being vetted” for it http://bit.ly/VBOFEq

    Then he tweets us this:

    Byron Tau @ByronTau 17m
    @PragObots It’s not payback at all. Either donors comments and views matter or they don’t. Pick one.

    Um, Anna Wintour, who donated to PBO’s campaign, didn’t write the article. Try again, son.
    See, this is the type of bs we have passing for journalism in the U.S.

    • Alma98

      Just messy, I’ve seen better journalism from high-school journalists. smh

      • conlakappa

        Those little elementary- and middle-school kids who have interviewed the President have more cogent things to say.

        • Alma98

          Yep, lol.

        • Aquagranny911

          Absolutely!

    • Miranda

      Is he serious? The need to find equivalents for the stupidity of the right really makes these journos the equivalent themselves.

      • conlakappa

        I’d love for any number of statements by R pols about the Assad family not being a threat to anyone to be flung in his face. That wouldn’t be donors but the people who make decisions about policy. That family should have been taken care of a long time ago–while traveling in France, I met someone who told me that compared to Assad, Saddam was a schoolboy. That was 22 years ago. What bad behavior have Murderous Father and Idiot Son wrought since then?

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

        Then he tweets this:

        Byron Tau @ByronTau 38m
        @PragObots Yes. In a conversation with an “Obamabot,” I assume I’m the one lacking critical objectivity.

        Dude tried to create a scandal and is mad he got caught.

  • Miranda

    Tea Party to rally against ‘BoehnerCare’ over fight to defund healthcare law
    By Lara Seligman – 08/26/13 12:51 PM ET

    Tea Party activists are planning a rally outside Speaker John Boehner’s (R) Ohio office on Tuesday, vowing they will rebrand President Obama’s healthcare reform law “BoehnerCare” if he does not get behind a conservative effort to defund the legislation.

    “If he funds it, he will own it,” said Janet Porter, president of Faith2Action, one of the groups scheduled to participate in the rally, according to The Washington Times.

    Boehner, along with congressional GOP leaders like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), has yet to voice support for the effort.

    A group of right-wing lawmakers vowed before the August recess to block any spending bills that would also fund the law, risking a government shutdown after Sept. 30.

    Republicans have routinely labeled the law “ObamaCare.” The president and most of the public have embraced the term.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/318759-tea-party-to-rally-against-boehnercare-on-tuesday#ixzz2d6hJIxey

    • Alma98

      These people come with stupidest ideas lol.

    • conlakappa

      Unhinged.

    • jds09

      “President of Faith2Action”….that title says it all. It’s really a religion for these folks. The more they feel that they are “persecuted” the tighter they will stay gripped on to their policies of crazy.

  • sagittarius

    When the Ohio Players were with Mercury Records, they recorded their best selling albums (Skin Tight, Fire, Honey, Contradiction) on Record Row in Chicago.

    • TyrenM

      Favorite album cover – Ohio Players girl riding horse. 2nd, Donna Summer Love to Love You Baby.

  • Aquagranny911

    Boogie Nights….memories….

  • Miranda

    So the RNC had a “commemoration” event to mark the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington today….
    ———————————-
    Ben Jacobs ‏@Bencjacobs1h
    There is a “black press only” media avail for @reince after the RNC event.
    ————————————
    And that’s just one way they effed it up….

    • conlakappa

      Bwa! I… just… bwa! was it held at a plantation again like their party meeting was? Bless their cotton socks they just don’t get it and clearly never will. When you cannot even fake it.

    • MsKitty

      So I guess the RNC event was whites only. Haha.

      • conlakappa

        Do you think a hologram of Barbara Billingsley helpfully offered that she “speaks jive?” Alan West is the negro interpreter? McRib sandwiches were served?

        • MsKitty

          Don’t forget the red Kool-aid (aka diabetes in a glass). It’s not an official black gathering without it.

          • conlakappa

            Ha! One of the best scenes ever of House Party was that little kid making a pitcher of Kool-Aid. Priceless.

          • Aquagranny911

            That makes my teeth hurt! I don’t know how old Kool-aid is but it has to have been around since the ’50’s or before. I remember having it at a friend’s house a time or two. I didn’t like it much.

            We never had it at home because A) Mama & Granny would have considered that a waste of sugar they needed for canning. B) Our food budgets were tight & juice was provided by fruit from our trees for free. & finally C) Water is good for you! Drink it!

  • JB20005
    • Alma98

      LOL!!!

  • Aquagranny911

    Some of the press seem to be practically peeing themselves over the possibility of war with Syria. I say we arm the Press & a few of the more strident goatfigging politicians & send them to Syria without adequate body armor like Bushie did our troops in Iraq. That way they can have a real view of war, up close & personal. Chris Haze can ride point on his little bikie & Ed Henry can do rear guard along with Chuckie the Toad.

    • edp4bho

      Slow news days ?

      • Aquagranny911

        Sick press days…..

    • malletgirl02

      I agree, especially since the New York times was on point pushing for the Iraq war. They also gave space to the Bush administration’s lies about the WMDs.

  • Miranda

    John McWhorter Gets “Black-on-Black Crime” All Wrong

    His recent Time piece on the Christopher Lane case continues the unfair demonization of young black men.

    Last week, Time published “Don’t Ignore Race in Christopher Lane’s Murder,” a piece by well-known commentator John McWhorter with the oh-so subtle subtitle “The association of young black men with violence doesn’t come out of thin air.” When I come across writing I don’t readily agree with, I have a personal policy of reviewing it twice, and then perhaps a third time, to see if I missed a major point that may help me see the author’s point of view.

    I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read this piece.

    Christopher Lane’s death was a senseless act of violence. Full stop. The suspects who committed the crime (in this case, three teens, two of whom were black) should be tried under the law and convicted. Full stop.

    Beyond these two very basic points, it seems that McWhorter and the individuals on “the right” he references are conflating the issues. Somehow, a piece about Lane’s death devolves into criticisms that perhaps black communities and “black America” are self-serving, if not delusional, when it comes to talking about crime, because “black on black” crime exists.

    Except it doesn’t — not in the pathological sense these commentators imply.

    more here: http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2013/08/26/john-mcwhorters-time-piece-real-black-on-black-crime/

  • itgurl_29

    And first out to gate to play Captain Save-A-Becky for Miss Miley Cyrus is rapper Big Sean. I’m sure we’ll hear from Jay-Z, The Dream, and Timbaland very soon about how we need to leave Miley alone and how she’s down with the brothas so people are just jealous!

    • edp4bho

      They don’t like their black mamas- my refrain.

    • Aquagranny911

      All I have to say is that Miss Miley looked like “hammering caca” & acted worse. I wonder, where was her Mama or better yet her Granny? I know she is young but her drama will get old fast.

      No body should be making excuses for her appearance or performance last night. If they really care, they should be taking her aside for a real heart to heart. I say this, even though I have pity for her, she is walking toward a big FAIL if she keeps it up.

    • trose1

      She is a grown woman and was dancing like a ho. I figured a Black guy told Becky she could twerk and she been twerkin ever since.

    • MonieTalks

      I did not watch the performance.

      But it’s amusing to see so many white liberal groups mad?

      Aren’t these the same people who proudly organize Slut Walks, trotting around scantily dressed, to prove that women own their own sexuality?

      These people are upset that Miley has fallen from the grace of her Disney days……yet didn’t they practically proclaim PBO a woman hater when he resisted making the Plan B pill available to 10 and 11 year olds over the counter.

      I think it is quite funny to see the meltdowns happening across the board. Folks claim to want freedom of from sexual taboos and act as morals have no place in the discussion of ANYTHING and yet freak out at this.

      • Lisa M

        Be thankful. The only reason I saw it was because I was too lazy to change the channel and I kept hoping it would magically get better. It didn’t. What a train wreck!!

  • Miranda

    Mark Knoller ‏@markknoller5m
    Pres Obama discusses 50th Anniv of March on Washington in meeting with faith leaders in Roosevelt Room today.
    https://o.twimg.com/2/proxy.jpg?t=HBg-aHR0cDovL2Zhcm0zLnN0YXRpY2ZsaWNrci5jb20vMjgxOS85NjAyODk0Mjg2X2NmNjMzZDRjMThfei5qcGcUgAoU1AYAFgASAA&s=2NYJQupDkCH_J3B5vqBNe5368kI3zgbIusy17U19mNQ

    • goldenstar

      Is that Rev. Lowery leaning in?

      • edp4bho

        Afternoon all. GS, that is C.T. Vivian, I believe.

        • goldenstar

          Thanks. I’m struck how they resemble each other. And they’re both about the same age!

      • Miranda

        No that’s not him.

  • lamh36

    OMG!!!! WAIT!!! DEAD——-!!! Somebody did a mash up of Kanye West performance and the opening of Living Single!!! I’m too through.

  • lamh36

    Awesome 7min vid from some of the March on Wash organizers. Watch it and share it. http://ti.me/1a4HSfc

  • PBomb

    How Gospel Great Mahalia Jackson Gave Wing to MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ Speech

    Martin Luther King Jr. is widely and wisely credited for giving one of the most galvanizing speeches in recorded history with his “I have a dream” address of August 28, 1963. But he might never have “dreamed” at all on that occasion 50 years ago if not for some goosing from gospel legend Mahalia Jackson.

    Jackson was on hand to sing at the Lincoln Memorial before and after King addressed the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. And if she’d only climaxed the civil rights event by performing “How I Got Over,” that would have been history
    enough. But her greatest contribution to the occasion went unheard by the vast crowd on the Washington mall, and it consisted of one single exhortation:

    “Tell them about the dream, Martin! Tell them about the dream!”

    That’s what witnesses close to the podium heard the gospel great shout midway through the speech. And it seemingly had a startling effect. With nary a pause, Kingpushed the notes from which he’d been reading off to the side. He no longer is seen looking down at the prepared text, and as he goes extemporaneous, King’s calm voice suddenly takes on a preacherly oratorical style. He is winging it. He is telling them about the dream.

    More here: http://music.yahoo.com/blogs/stop-the-presses/gospel-great-mahalia-jackson-gave-wing-mlk-dream-172844132.html

  • lamh36

    The video at TIME are great.

    Here’s another: “The Movement”

    http://ti.me/13Z35DG

  • lamh36

    Another great TIME online video.

    The night before, MLK Jr.’s advisers offered opinions on his #OneDream speech. But he went his own way

    | http://ti.me/16KYTWI #OneDream

  • dannie22

    http://www.thegreenespace.org/ Greene Space in NYC is doing a staged reading of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom live in a few minutes. part of their Wilson Cycle where they are doing all of the plays.

  • lamh36

    At the March on Washington, MLK Jr.’s beloved community showed the power of diversity to push for change | http://ti.me/1a4HTjk #OneDream

  • GreenLadyHere

    -GOOD AFTERNOON/EVENING Miranda♥POU FAM♥ – –***BIG HUG** :>) – -THIS is WHAT I THINK of a SCHOOL WHO’S WiFi is JACKED! LOL –HOW COULD THEY!!???

    -LEMME — START –with some — MARCH on WASHINGTON -POSITIVITY♥ :>) — — -Voices of the March: A multitude hungry for history and empowerment – -:>) —

    – – – –It was a march brimming with hope, punctuated by smiling faces and laced with enthusiasm.

    Held in honor of the 50th anniversary of the ’63 March on Washington, Saturday’s massive event attracted thousands: the young and elderly, people black, white, and biracial, and folk of varying religions.
    Retracing the footsteps of civil rights icons, they sought new inroads
    towards justice.

    Some had protracted journeys, others travelled short distances. For a handful, the day stirred intense memories.

    Retired youth advocate, ready for more
    Priscilla Harden of Sugar Land, Texas was 13-years-old in 1963. She did not attend the original march, but vividly remembers its televised images.

    “I felt so empty. I felt so much pressure. I felt trapped, because I wanted to be a part of it,” Harden told theGrio.

    Still vibrant 50 years later, the former educator wore a hot pink
    shirt emblazoned with messages, donned a hat decorated with mementos and carried a parasol festooned with placards. Her dangling ribbons and charms symbolized what she called her failures and successes as a teacher.

    THERE IS MORE – – –

    Ahhhhhh —FEELIN’ sooo MUCH BETTA — -NOW that I’m WITH MY POU FAM♥ — –:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —MR. PRESIDENT — –HONORS–Again. :>) —

    Obama presents Medal of Honor to Sgt. Ty Carter — :>)

    – – — -President Obama on Monday presented Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter with the nation’s highest military decoration for the heroism he displayed in Afghanistan. Watch Obama’s full remarks in the clip above.

    — -BLESS U. Sgt. Carter.♥ —–BLESS U MR. PRESIDENT♥ —

  • lamh36

    Welp! There goes Colin Powell’s RNC card, IF they didn’t take it away after his endorsement of Obama that is.

    VIDEO: Colin PowellOn-stage w/Jamie Foxx: Dancing To Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’
    http://tinyurl.com/ketdnw5

  • aleth

    I still don’t understand why it is white folks who need to be racist? Why? They are the ones who come up with stereotypes and hateful language…just watch big brother to see their natural habitat. I am just curious why? Is it an inferiority complex thing? Why do you need to use the N word so bad? Why do you need to control Obama or black communities preception or opinions? Why so obsessed with black culture to point of co-opting it for capital? It’s weird to watch these development from the liberal to the conservative end. It’s mind boggling. I swear I need an explanation because I really think it has psychological origins. I don’t wanna generalize but for real I have seen it in too many so called allies. I wish we had access to our old post from 2009 people like soapbox rants because Miranda and rest of called it on WSY

    • Miranda

      A friend of mine thinks it has to be some sort of disease.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY aleth –:>) – — -***BIG HUG*** :>) —
      – – -‘CAUSE dey FEELIN’ THIS on ALL FRONTS!- –

      – — –☺Politically: — -“THAT BLAH ONE” —won – -WHAT?–
      – — — — –http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_Q38rWn9c8Q/UJn4RYDV5NI/AAAAAAAAHwk/6Asg4kWNREk/s400/BO.jpg – –LOL- —

      — —-☺Annd – –ALLA DEEZ! :>) –IN the FIRST TERM: :>) -http://www.barackobama.com/accomplishments/ — —

      — – –☺Annnd THEY will B in the MINORITY – –SOON. LOL

      – —–☺Annnd THEY R LOVED annnd RESPECTED —WORLD WIDE: – –http://www.gram-of-truth.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/obamaportlandthumbnailcl9.jpg-

      YEP —DA LOSERS /RACISTS- – – —http://pragmaticobotsunite.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/they-mad.jpg—LOL- –

      Good 2 C U aleth. :>)

    • rikyrah

      it’s not that they want to use NIGGER
      they want to use NIGGER and have no repercussions.
      NOBODY is stopping them from having ‘ free speech’.
      just accept the CONSEQUENCES of that ‘ free speech’.
      say NIGGER around the ‘wrong one’
      and accept the ass whoopin’ that follows.
      no whining
      no crying
      no ‘I’m gonna call the police’
      no….be a man and take the consequences of your actions.

    • TyrenM

      I wish I read WSY in 08-09. That said, I’m glad I “met” y’all when I did. The Black Blogosphere helped keep me sane during the 1st election season and prompted me to not just be a “keyboard activist” but get out in the neighborhood. For that I’ll be forever grateful.

      • GreenLadyHere

        TyrenM – – – -***BIG HUG** – –Good on U. :>) – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – — -YES!!- -MR. PRESIDENT was –HONORING annnd ENTERTAINING –2-day♥ :>) – —

    – – – —http://voices.suntimes.com/early-and-often/sweet/chicago-ministers-urban-debate-league-champs-meeting-with-obama-on-monday/“>Chicago ministers, Urban Debate League champs meeting with Obama on Monday —:>)

    – —–Several Chicago ministers and representatives of the Chicago-based Association for Urban Debate Leagues will be at the White House on Monday for meetings in connection with the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech.

    In the morning, Obama meets with religious leaders in the Roosevelt
    Room “to discuss the march on Washington and how civil rights and
    equality is closely tied to voting rights and closing the gap on
    education, unemployment, and access to health care.”

    The ministers with a Chicago connection in the group are Bishop John Bryant, Senior Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; Rev. Alvin Love, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., and Rev. Stephen Thurston, president of the National Baptist Convention of America.

    The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues is based in Chicago–332 South Michigan Ave., Suite 500—has a mission of helping minority students from low income families–and on Monday afternoon, Obama meets with the 2013 Urban Debate National Tournament champions in the Oval Office.
    THERE IS MORE -[This was closed 2 the public.] – —

    — – -A previous PIC: —-http://www.urbandebate.org/dctrip.shtml – –

    –BACKGROUND: —https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFDIwF6uUUs — — -BEYOND EXCITING:>) CONGRATULATIONS 2 ALL♥:>)

  • goldenstar

    Andrea Zopp is the Chicago Urban League CEO and the Pres. of the Chicago School Board. She does a piss poor job of representing children, parents, and teachers of the Chicago Public Schools. She is on a panel on the local PBS station and she has no passion for the heat of these issues of public education. Sad.

    • rikyrah

      anyone sitting on the board of the Chicago Public Schools that voted to close 55 schools of course has no passion about public education.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ [Apologies iff a dup ] — THESE R -BEYOND EXCITIN! :>) — Woo! Hoo! :>)

    — — -Venus Williams Debuts Purple Hair in US Open Win (Pics) – –:>)

    – – – – -*Fashion devotee Venus Williams hit Monday’s first round of the US Open in a black mini-dress with multi-colored flowers…and purple braids.

    Bright purple. – – —

    – – – –DID THIS HAPPEN – -there? — – -LOL — -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYUvCStLYJI — -:>)

    [Again, apologies. :>)]

  • Miranda

    Really? we’ve circled back to this false bullshit?

    Ezra KleinVerified account‏@ezraklein
    The Obama administration keeps choosing not to appoint qualified women: http://wapo.st/1dk3w1d

    • crazycanuck

      What else they gonna do Miranda

      • Miranda

        Good point…..they only have so many false narratives they can push that at least remain in the category of a reasonable lie….otherwise they have to start pushing the bs from the right wing..like socialist, communist, marxist kenyan crap.

    • jziglar

      So the head of the EPA, HHS, Sec. of State (Clinton), DHS, OMB, Interior, and the NSA don’t count ?

      This man and his wife are nothing but stupid beltway trolls.

      • JB20005

        And two Supreme Court Justices.

        • Miranda

          Apparently….they don’t count. No one knows why.

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

      Notice all the women Ezra and his wife say are qualified are white? Ahh, diversity!

      • jziglar

        And we finally get to the bottom of it. They want white women who they like.

      • rikyrah

        uh huh
        uh huh

    • goldenstar

      What’s most interesting is that he is promoting the NYTimes article. Oh, and the writer is his wife. Oh!!!

      The article focuses on a premise: it’s about the gross numbers and not about context nor facts. How do Ezra and his wife know that a woman was bypassed for each of the positions they detail? Where is the sourcing for this information? Is it not possible that PBO actually had a field of prospectives and these included both males and females?

      They also focus on particular positions. How about focusing on ALL the appointed positions? How about EPA? SEC? National Security?

      And, why do Ezra and wife avoid the Susan Rice controversy? Or all the contrived controversies from Congress regarding all of PBO appointments?

  • crazycanuck

    Interesting, The Plot Thickens on Edward Snowdon via The Peoples View

    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2013/08/the-plot-thickens-on-edward-snowdens.html

    • goldenstar

      The plot ain’t thickening. It’s just becoming more transparent. He gave/sold intelligence to these governments. Watch. Britain. closely.

    • Miranda

      “But after the revelation that Snowden gave the Russians a heads up long before previously thought, the question of monetary gain for Snowden must be raised, particularly since Snowden himself saw fit to raise the horrific predicament he had to suffer to leave a cushy $200,000 job in Hawaii in order to evade American justice.”

      —————————
      I can’t wait until it finally drops that instead of some conscientious do-gooder just trying to save the soul of America – he aint nothing but a freaking traitor selling out the USA for cold hard cash.

  • lamh36

    Wait, when did I miss this? Jaimie Foxx said something about Miley Cyrus ending up on a stripper pole, back in da day and he was “forced” to apologize? Why don’t I remember this?

  • GreenLadyHere

    – POU FAM♥ — TWEETIN’ – —TRUTH[Like he just' don't care] LOL

    —–☺@CharlesMBlow
    So, Rush Limbaugh goes after me today on his radio show. Yawn. In other news: kicked dogs will holler. — –LOL —

    – ——http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/1/smiley-face-yawning.gif – -LOL- -

  • Lisa M

    I think this is the definitive article about the Miley Cyrus fiasco last night.

    What Does Miley Cyrus Want Us to Say So That She Knocks It Off Already?

    • Miranda

      I think that performance last night was a cry for help.

  • Miranda

    Prepare to be thoroughly disgusted.

    O’Mara: George Zimmerman will ask state to cover $200K-$300K of his legal bills

    Because he was acquitted, state law allows him to recoup thousands.
    By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel
    8:29 p.m. EDT, August 26, 2013

    George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin, plans to ask the state of Florida to cover $200,000 to $300,000 of his legal expenses, his attorney told the Orlando Sentinel Monday evening.

    Because Zimmerman was acquitted, state law requires Florida to pay all his legal costs, minus the biggest one: the fee that goes to his lawyers.

    That includes the cost of expert witnesses, travel, depositions, photocopies, even that animated 3-D video that defense attorneys showed jurors during closing argument that depicts Trayvon punching Zimmerman.

    Defense attorney Mark O’Mara said Monday that he would soon prepare a motion, asking Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson to authorize the payments.

    more here: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/trayvon-martin/os-george-zimmerman-we-pay-his-bills-20130826,0,7750164.story

    • edp4bho

      Something bad is gonna happen to this mofo. Bet on it !

      • GreenLadyHere

        ***BIG fist bump*** edp4bho – – —

        —He’s gon SELF DESTRUCT!!- –http://gnnaz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/self-destruct-red-button.jpg- – —I’m FEELIN’ it — 2, –also, – –annnd —plus, :>) – –

      • nathkatun7

        I hope so, edp4bho! Zimmerman’s lawyer, Mark O’Mara, seems intent on rubbing salt in the wound. I hope Karma catches up with him also. He is as vile as they come.

        • GreenLadyHere

          HEEY nathkatun7 – —***BIG HUG** :>) —

          THIS: –I hope Karma catches up with him also. — -***fist bump*** — – -IT STR8 –WILL! :>)- — – –

          —-http://www.spiritual-knowledge.net/images/karma.gif – -SHOW ‘EM! :>) LOL —

          Good 2 C U nathakatun7 :>) – -

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda – –LOL —asking Circuit Judge Debra S. Nelson to authorize the payments.- – –

      — – -http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me0veriRu21ry10fwo1_500.gif– -LOL- -

    • nathkatun7

      This is so repulsive! Trayvon’s father, who is a Florida tax payer, is now going to pay for the legal fees of the man who killed his son in cold blood.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – – – TWEETIN’ — TA-RUTH!! BAM! – –

    — –☺@JeffersonObama
    Emoprogs are all about moral superiority & ideology vs. pragmatism. Tying O’s hands, yet demanding he do the “right” thing. via @Ijok1998

    – – -☺@JeffersonObama
    So @Maddow
    has spoken….nothing to see here in Syria….all US propaganda….look
    at Iraq…look at Reagan Admin……ignore the Sarin Gas
    – –HAH! –

    — -☺@StormyMalone
    @JeffersonObama By Maddow’s logic, because we failed to react to chemical weapons use in the 80’s we should ignore it now? Screw up again?
    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin

    — -☺ ‏@KamalFarhi
    @JeffersonObama @maddow unbelievable. I hope Syrian people will remember her name.
    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin

    – – -☺@JeffersonObama
    @sweetsmithie01 @Mama4Obama1 What the hell happened to Maddow??? She’s Chris Hayes but taller and stronger. – —
    MORE L8R – — — Goin IN ON – -rachul! HAH!

  • rikyrah

    The problem with colorblindness

    By Alex Seitz-Wald, Published: August 26 at 12:13 pm

    As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s March on Washington this week, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took the opportunity to make a plea for ignoring racial differences in a much-discussed Politico op-ed titled “The end of race“:

    There is no more shallow, hollow, or soulless way to think about human beings than in terms of their skin color. It is completely inane. Under what logic would any intelligent, logical, or decent person give any thought to the pigmentation of a person’s epidermis? It’s nothing short of immoral, not to mention stupid.

    He goes on to blame minorities and immigrants for sowing the seeds of division by being too proud of their heritage or too conscious of their skin color. That’s not what King would have wanted, Jindal writes, explaining that the civil rights icon would have embraced the American “melting pot” — “a concept that was completely compatible with Dr. King’s dream of every American being judged on the content of his character and not the color of his skin.”

    The idea is hardly unique to Jindal. Rather, it has become the de facto mainstream conservative position on race in America from people such as Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, who essentially say, “We ignore race and look at individuals while the race-baiting left is obsessed with separateness.” There’s even a movement to “Unhyphenate America” by dropping descriptors like “African-American” and “Asian-American.”

    It’s a nice idea, in theory, but “colorblindness,” as some have called it, misunderstands King’s legacy and obscures the problems that minorities still face to this day while protecting the status quo.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/08/26/the-problem-with-colorblindness/

    • edp4bho

      Evening and a soon to be good night, all. I’d gladly de-hyphenate myself to be known henceforth as African. See how that works. One needn’t even identify as American as a choice. They shouldn’t tempt someone like me….LOL !

    • nathkatun7

      First, let me be up front with this nonsense about “colorblindness”! Any who claims to be color-blind, if he/she can see clearly is a blatant liar. Liars are usually hiding their actual behavior. I personally would rather deal with a person who is up-front about hating black people than some one who hates black people but try to pretend otherwise. Only a fool will buy into a lie that Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have been attacking President Obama because of the content of his character and not because of the color of his skin.

      Second, and especially with regard to voting, Southern States enacted laws which were on the surface color-blind, but were, in reality, enforced on the basis of color consciousness. Take, for example, the Jim Crow laws such as the Poll-tax/property requirement, the Literacy tests, the Good conduct tests, that were required for voting. None of them mentioned race or color. That is to say they were color-blind and therefore not in violation of the 15th Amendment which clearly said:

      “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”

      So you see, Southern states were not stupid. They knew they couldn’t get away by passing laws that said Black could not vote. Doing so would have been a clear violation of the 15th Amendment, which, I might add, would never have been ratified if Radical Republicans had not extended the right to vote to Black males during the military supervised Reconstruction of the former confederate states. That’s why Southern States cleverly enacted color-blind disenfranchisement laws, which, as every one knew, were aimed at denying Black people the right to vote without actually violating the letter of the 15th Amendment. As long as these laws aimed at denying Black people the right to vote didn’t mention “race, color or previous condition of servitude” the Courts looked the other way whenever they were challenged.
      In many ways, what we are witnessing with the current Republican dominated State governments is a replay of what happened during the Jim Crow era. These Republican dominated State governments are enacting laws aimed at denying the right vote to many people of color, and especially Black and Latino people. Everyone, including Republicans, Democrats, the Congress, the courts, and above all, the
      media, know exactly what’s going on. Just as the Jim crow disenfranchisement laws were promoted as key to ensuring clean and un corruptible governments, the current “modern Jim Crow” disenfranchisement are are promoted as ways to get rid of non-existent voter fraud. To repeat, just as the Jim Crow laws that systematically eliminated Black people from voting were promoted as color-blind laws to ensure clean governments devoid of corruption, the current disenfranchisement laws are being promoted as color-blind laws to prevent non existent voter fraud. But only a lair or an idiot would regard them as color-blind laws.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – – —Another PERSPECTIVE!! —on — “Her 4-EVA –TWERKA!” – — —
    – — -Rosen: The 2013 VMAs Were Dominated by Miley’s Minstrel Show — –

    — — - – – –SNIP —
    A couple of years ago, “Applause” might have been a showstopper, Gaga’s treyf lingerie a cause célèbre. Last night, it felt quaint. The VMAs belonged to Miley Cyrus.
    Cyrus did her own striptease, down to a flesh-toned bra and panties;
    she stuck out her tongue a lot and humped, in turn, a gigantic teddy
    bear, a foam “We’re #1!” finger, and Robin Thicke. But the shock that
    Cyrus was peddling wasn’t sex. It was all about race.

    Cyrus has spent a lot of time recently toying with racial imagery. We’ve seen Cyrus twerking her way through the video for her big hit “We Can’t Stop,” professing her love for “hood music,” and claiming spiritual affinity with Lil’ Kim. Last night, as Cyrus stalked the stage, mugging and twerking, and paused to spank and simulate analingus upon the ass of a thickly set African-American backup dancer,her act tipped over into what we may as well just call racism: a minstrel show routine whose ghoulishness was heightened by Cyrus’s madcap charisma, and by the dark beauty of “We Can’t Stop” — by a good distance, the most powerful pop hit of 2013.
    – – –SNIP- —

    Cyrus’s twerk act gives minstrelsy a postmodern careerist spin. Cyrus is annexing working-class black “ratchet” culture, the potent sexual symbolism of black female bodies, to the cause of her reinvention: her transformation from squeaky-clean Disney-pop poster girl to grown-up hipster-provocateur. (Want to wipe away the sickly-sweet scent of the Magic Kingdom? Go slumming in a blackstrip club.) Cyrus may indeed feel a cosmic connection to Lil’ Kim and the music of “the hood.” But the reason that these affinities are coming out now, at the VMAs and elsewhere, is because it’s good for business.
    THERE IS MORE – —
    Hadn’t thought about all this perspective. – – – –

    A Mediate columnist Commented on this – -NEGATIVELY. – -Guess the TRUTH —di-int impress him :>) –

    • EpiphanySweet

      The yuck factor is high in this story. Miley can have a few seats.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY EpiphanySweet. ***BIG HUG** – —

        – —***BIG fist bump*** – –She could iff she – -would STOP — LONG ENUFF! – – – -LOL —

        THEY’ll HELP HER – – -LOL – -http://cdn.arwrath.com/6/69253.gif- – – -LOL —

        Good 2 C U EpiphanySweet. :>)- -

        • EpiphanySweet

          Hey Greenlady!! Love this lil animation. funny stuff..lol

          • GreenLadyHere

            HEEY EpiphanySweet. LOL — –Gif makers — -RAWK! —HUH? :>) —

            – I di-int expect that ending. BWAHAHA! :>)

            Thank U. :>)

    • goldenstar

      Wow. He does not mince words. And, exposes the racialization of her behavior. Bad hoodoo.

      • GreenLadyHere

        ***BUG fist bump*** GOLDenstar. :>) —-Goes –ALL IN!! :>) – — –Cyrus’s twerk act gives minstrelsy a postmodern careerist spin.——

        – – – -http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/3053884/boom-o.gif —-LOL
        Good 2 C U GOLDenstar :>)

  • rikyrah

    Ex-US Attorney Calls James O’Keefe ‘A Nasty Little Cowardly Spud’

    The conservative video maker James O’Keefe has turned his cameras on the former federal prosecutor whose office brought charges against him and his accomplices in the phone-tampering of a Democratic U.S. senator.

    In a video released by O’Keefe’s Project Veritas on Monday, former U.S. Attorney James Letten can be seen shouting at O’Keefe and his colleagues. Letten can also be seen filming O’Keefe with his own smart phone.

    “You went to my house, you terrorized my wife, you’re violating federal law, you’re trespassing, you’re a nasty little cowardly spud,” Letten says in the video. “All of you, you’re hobbits. You are less than I can ever tell you. You are scum. Do you understand?”

    The video also shows O’Keefe going to Letten’s house and speaking with his wife.

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/ex-us-attorney-calls-james-okeefe-nasty-little?ref=fpa

    ………………………………………

    Different Category Of Gotcha

    David Kurtz August 26, 2013, 2:21 PM 681

    One more point on the latest James O’Keefe shenanigans.

    There’s a lot of backstory here, not least of which is that Jim Letten’s office prosecuted O’Keefe and his posse for their 2010 “prank” on Sen. Mary Landreiu’s office in which they gained access by posing as telephone repairmen.

    But the main thing to keep in mind in gauging Letten’s reaction is that Letten probably couldn’t care less whether O’Keefe is operating as a conservative activist (the term of art Letten uses in the video is “political extremist nutjob”) or as the journalist speaking truth to power that he fancies himself to be. As a career prosecutor, Letten is indifferent to which of those boxes O’Keefe fits in.

    In his mind, O’Keefe is a former criminal defendant who showed up at Letten’s home and talked to his spouse. That taps into the deepest, darkest fears of prosecutors. It’s in a different category than the usual O’Keefe on-camera gotcha and may explain in part why the man who took down Edwin Edwards is so livid in that video.

  • Alma98

    How long has Keith Olberman been at ESPN?

    • GreenLadyHere

      Alma — -Keith Olbermann ESPN return may go a long way to fix his damaged image.
      Keith Olbermann was fired from ESPN sixteen years ago and it was nasty. So nasty that Keith Olbermann could have made his own “worst people in the world” list.

      – -B back in a minute. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — –History gets MORE excitin’ — “AIR”-day. :>) – –

    – — -Civil rights and immigration history connected at March on Washington — –

    – – – - When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom.

    Now, as the crowds come together to mark the 50th anniversary of that seminal event in the civil rights movement, those issues have been joined by others, including one, immigration reform, that wasn’t nearly on the political radar then like it is today.

    “They were fighting for equality, and that’s exactly what we’re fighting for,” said Mikhel Crichlow, 28, a native of Trinidad and Tobago now living in Brooklyn. Crichlow said he was going to Washington for the commemoration.–

    The push for comprehensive immigration reform was heard from the speakers’ podium on Saturday, when tens of thousands marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall.

    “It doesn’t make sense that millions of our people are living in the shadows,” said Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who was a speaker at the1963 event. “Bring them out into the light and set them on the path to citizenship.”– — — SPEEEEEEEEAK! – – -:>)

    — – -HONORING — -Trinidad/Tobago. :>) —ENJOY. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – MR. PRESIDENT will ACT —WHEN —HE WANTSTA!! — – —Obama Weighs Syria Decision- – —

    – – – – - When President Barack Obama makes a decision about a response to the August 21 chemical weapons attack in Syria, the White House says he will lay out the case to the American people and the world.

    After Secretary of State Kerry’s statement Monday on Syria and the
    chemical attacks, Obama’s spokesman faced a barrage of questions from reporters at the White House news briefing.

    When might President Obama make his decision? What response would be proportional to the reported chemical weapons attack? And how will Congress be involved?

    White House spokesman Jay Carney refused to speculate about a potential military response to what the U.S. calls a violation of an international norm against the use of chemical weapons.

    Carney said Obama still envisions a response that would not involve U.S. personnel on the ground in Syria.

    He said the president will consult with allies and partners and members of Congress, although the White House is not, for the moment, revealing details about conversations with lawmakers.
    THERE IS MORE — — –

    ‘member how –da CONGRESS warned that only THEY could declare war??—-WAY-ELL– -???? – —Don’t tryta PUT MR. PRESIDENT – -ON the SPOT!!! – – -geesh!!- -

  • GreenLadyHere

    POUFAM♥- —-GR8 PICS — –https://twitter.com/search?mode=media&q=%23MarchOn&src=hash – -[Hope this werks :>)]

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –ANY – -opinions on this?? – — :>)

    – – –Ed Schultz Roars Back to Weekdays and Obliterates Republican Obamacare Lies – –
    – – – —On his very first show back on weekdays, Ed Schultz brought the fire back to MSNBC by tearing apart the Republicans’ anti-Obamacare summer tour of lies. Here is the video of Schultz taking down the GOP’s Obamacare lies. — –
    THERE IS MORE – —WATCHIN’ – – – – – -

  • JojoRaze

    Hey guys. I haven’t been able to comment or see comments because I can’t access or see Disqus comments on my tablet.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Ohhh Jojoraze — -***BIG HUG*** :>) — –
      Have U tried using –Google Chrome? – – -Contacted Disqus? – –

      Sooo sorry.♥ – – -Happy 2 C U♥ :>)

    • Miranda

      For some reason I can’t get the comments to load on Google Chrome while at work, but can on Explorer. At home the comments load fine for either browser. I have no idea what that’s about.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – —MISSED THIS. :>) — -Gooooo — -Ms. SERENA!!♥ :>)-

    – –Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open 1st Round Match, Routing Overmatched Francesca Schiavone (VIDEO) — :>) – -Woo! Hoo! :>) —

    – — – -Serena Williams was so dominant in the first round of the U.S. Open, her opponent really wanted a hug.

    So midway through the second set of defending champion Williams’ 6-0, 6-1 victory Monday night, Francesca Schiavone wandered behind the baseline, found a ball boy and enveloped him in a full-fledged embrace.
    “I don’t need a hug in that moment,” Schiavone joked afterward. “I need a game.”

    It was that kind of evening for Schiavone, an often-demonstrative
    player who is certainly no pushover: She won the 2010 French Open, was the runner-up at that Grand Slam tournament a year later, and twice has been a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Open. She’s been ranked as high as No. 4 but is 54th this week.

    “I knew playing a former Grand Slam champion in the first round was a really, really tough draw,” Williams said, “so I tried to be super
    serious.”

    THERE IS MORE – — –CONGRATULATIONS♥ — WE R PROUD of U♥

    – — — -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm3PwL3skGs— DO DAT DANCE: – -:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- -a dup. sorry. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere