April 16, 2014

Monday Afternoon Thread: The 8th Wonder of the World

All I Do

I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It

Another Star

Master Blaster

  • rikyrah

    Melissa Harris-Perry: ‘Obamacare’ a ‘Derogatory Term’ Conceived by ‘Wealthy White Men’
    by Noah Rothman | 9:42 am, December 9th, 2013

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/melissa-harris-perry-obamacare-a-derogatory-term-conceived-by-wealthy-white-men/

    • Alma98

      I can just imagine the comments at Mediaite. The teabaggers are probably foaming at the mouth so I refuse to read them.

      • TyrenM

        You warned me. Now, I know.

        • Alma98

          They are crazy rabid racists.

          • TyrenM

            DELETE.

        • AxelFoley

          And knowing’s half the battle!

          • Alma98

            You know I had to do it lol.

          • AxelFoley

            I was an 80s kid, so you know pop culture has ruined me for life. LOL

          • Alma98

            I watched all this stuff with my kids, I was barely legal myself when I got married lol.
            Maya the Bee David the Gnome and Simon on Nickelodeon was some of my daughters favorites. And of course my son loved Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles, GI-Joe and He-Man and many more.

          • AxelFoley

            Transformers
            G.I. Joe
            Thundercats
            Robotech
            He-Man
            She-Ra
            GoBots
            Superfriends
            Thundarr the Barbarian
            Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
            The Incredible Hulk
            Silverhawks
            Ducktales

            Just about any toon geared towards boys, I watched. And that’s just the 80s. There were some from the 70s I remember watching.

            Weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings freakin’ ROCKED if you were a kid back then.

          • Alma98

            I loved Ducktales, Thundercats and Robotech was my shit!

          • TyrenM

            Loving all my Marvel comic books are all movies. I’m waiting for SECRET WARS!

            You remembered Ice Man and Fire Star lol.
            X-Men fighting the Sentinels every other week.
            Wonder Twin Powers…Activate lol.

    • Town

      And that’s why the MSM is now trying to call ObamaCare by it’s original name, the Affordable Care Act.

  • rikyrah

    Where on American tv can I watch Madiba’s homegoing?
    Is C-Span going to cover it?
    Need to set the DVR.

    • Alma98

      I’d like to see it to rikyrah. I’m sure the msm will cover it but I don’t want to here them yammering during the service.

      Hopefully C-Span or PBS will cover it.

    • Aquagranny911

      I don’t know but I plan to try & tap into SABC on line if I can. My SIL’s Auntie godmother will be attending & she has promised to record as much as she can. She’s not sure how good that will be because she said that thousands are already gathering. The outpouring of grief & love is huge, according to the convo I had with her over the weekend.

      • Alma98

        TOD has a link up for SABC AG.

  • crazycanuck

    Vincent van Gogh ‏@VanGoghGallery25m

    In December of 1889, Van Gogh wrote the following in a letter to his brother Theo, “I have gone on working..

    http://www.webexhibits.org/vangogh/letter/20/618.htm

    • Worldwatcher7

      Thanks for sharing this. It really communicates his love for his brother and a lingering sadness.

      • crazycanuck

        You are welcome

      • conlakappa

        Did you ever see the movie Vincent and Theo? Not uplifting but a well-acted movie. Tim Roth was Vincent before he’d been in anything in the U.S.

  • crazycanuck

    Museum of Modern Art ‏@MuseumModernArt46s
    Should street art be protected or remain an ephemeral medium? Artists fight to protect their work and rights. http://bit.ly/IMlGdZ #NYC

    • Alma98

      I love that when black kids were doing this it was graffiti & ghetto now it’s street art.

      • Aquagranny911

        Our kiddos are still doing it & we have had to fight the city a few times to keep some which is quite nice because it was not “approved.” We have some real strict laws against graffiti here. I have no prob with them taking out the gang tags but some of the other work is real art.

        • Alma98

          Yeah, I don’t mean the gang stuff either AG.
          There are some genuinely talented kids out there that won’t get the chance to go to art school. We did have a art program with the museum for underprivileged kids. I don’t know if it’s still in existence since the lopsided head toad took office. He cut so many things that was helpful to the underprivileged.

          • Aquagranny911

            There is some real innate talent out there. Plus, some of our budding artists are real clever at getting out a social & cultural message or two in their public works. I love it!

  • BarbinAtlSouth

    Good Afternoon, errbody!

    Hope you’re having a good day this rainy Monday. (it’s rainy here, anyway)

    • Alma98

      Afternoon Barb!

      • BarbinAtlSouth

        Hey Alma!

    • Aquagranny911

      Hola Barb! Is it real cold there in Atl too? It’s freezing here but no rain.

      • BarbinAtlSouth

        Sorry for the delay – it was chilly, not cold. I think the temp was 48 when I went to Macy’s this evening.

        (I’m from the northeast & my personal thermostat is out of whack, so 48 isn’t bad to me)

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD AFTERNOON -Miranda♥/POU FAM♥ —***BIG HUG*** – -YES! –HE! — -IS! –”MR. WONDERful”♥– :>)

    - – -Miranda♥ – -Thank U 4 Continuin’ with THIS GR8 ARTIST annnd HUMANITARIAN –☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8yLiwbLCkk

    POU FAM♥ – - –ENJOY the REST of your day. :>) –B BLESSED♥-

    — – ☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqxb73WFAw4 – – -AMEN♥ –[EXCUSE da DEMEANING questions. Dear MADIBA♥ --HANDLED --HIS BIZNESS! - -HAH!]

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

    Zeke Miller @ZekeJMiller 2h
    Obama, Raul Castro To Speak At Nelson Mandela Memorial http://ti.me/1bRXvYK via @TIMEPolitics

    • Aquagranny911

      That should make a few RW heads explode here.

      • conlakappa

        ZOMG, commies and soshialusts, the lot of them!!!

    • Miranda

      Countdown to right wingers demanding PBO not speak or say something negative about communism at this service

      5…….4……….3……….2………

      • Aquagranny911

        And in -1-2-3- Impeachment!

    • qosine

      Oh the wingers will go INSANE.
      But, other pairs are interesting, too.
      For ex: Ted Cruz and Raul Castro

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

    Does Kelly REALLY want to go there?

    Kelly O’Donnell @KellyO 5m
    Often misunderstood.Pres George W. Bush had collegial relationship with regular WH press corps.(context for visit to press cabin)

    • Alma98

      Really?

    • Miranda

      Oh I think she wants to go there….she won’t like what happens when she GETS there, but she wants to go….so let her.

    • Aquagranny911

      OH please! I was having a nice burrito for my lunch. Could we just stop with this BS that PBO doesn’t treat the media like some kind of Press gods.

    • MsKitty

      Still amuses me after all this time the media doesn’t realize the fact that PBO isn’t into them is actually a plus for many people, even those who aren’t necessarily supporters.

    • rigoletta

      Didn’t Bush kick the press off Air Force One at some point and freeze out the WH press corps when it suited him?

      Otherwise someone is going to have to explain to me what collegial means.

      • Aquagranny911

        Exactly!

      • AxelFoley

        Yes indeed, he did.

    • AxelFoley

      This bish here.

    • qosine

      Well, Kelly how about Pres. Eisenhower? Here’s
      what he wrote his brother, Dr. Milton Eisenhower
      in 1953 re: McCarthy:

      “Frankly, in a day when we see journalism
      far more concerned with so-called human interest,
      dramatic incidents, and bitter quarrels, than it is in
      promoting constructive understanding of the day’s
      problems.I have no intention whatsoever of helping
      promote the publicity value of anyone who disagrees
      with me — demagogue or not!”

      http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/research/online_documents/mccarthyism/1953_10_09_DDE_to_Milton.pdf

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Right. He treated you with contempt and you lapped it up. Very collegial.

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

    WOW.

    New Jersey Waitress in Anti-Gay Note Case Let Go From Job
    By Brynn Gingras | Monday, Dec 9, 2013 | Updated 11:37 AM EST

    The New Jersey waitress whose story was questioned after she claimed she received an anti-gay note instead of a tip is now out of a job.

    The Gallop Asian Bistro said Saturday that Dayna Morales will no longer be working there. On its Facebook page, the restaurant said it was a “joint decision” with Morales that she move on.

    “This has been an unfortunate incident for Gallop Asian Bistro, our employees, and our customers,” the post said.

    MORE: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/New-Jersey-Waitress-Anti-Gay-Note-Fired-Let-Go-Restaurant-234957731.html

    • Alma98

      I was wondering how long she would be working there. Since it came out that the incident never happened.

    • Miranda

      So she lied.

      • Alma98

        Yep

      • AxelFoley

        Grifters gonna grift. I believe she has a history of scheming.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia – — THAT wa$ an — -EXPEN$IVE — -LIE!! —

      —☺http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr02/2012/12/13/14/anigif_enhanced-buzz-9094-1355426073-0.gif
      — -geesh!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – From “MR. BOB”: —GIT! — -GIT! – -GIT –HIM!! –HAH!

    — –Ted Nugent Thinks Poor People Should Be Stripped of Their Right to Vote

    — –Because of course he does. In exchange for agreeing to close the gun show loophole (he acknowledges it exists, which is something) he thinks the poor should be disenfranchised:

    National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent proposed a compromise that would trade closing the gun show loophole for
    closing what he deemed “the federal voting loophole,” which allows
    individuals who do not pay federal income tax to vote.

    Implementing this plan would involve taking away the vote from a
    large number of Americans who work but do not owe federal income taxes as well as retirees and some individuals who cannot work because of illness or disability.

    In a December 4 column for conspiracy website WND, Nugent — calling himself a “prospective presidential candidate in 2016″ — framed his proposal as “a Great Compromise” and suggested that he would be willing to risk provoking the ire of gun activists (including his fellow NRA board members) in order to ensure its enactment.
    THERE IS MORE — – -RACIST — -B**TURD.!!!

    BWAHAH – –Ohhh — ☺http://cdn.theatlanticwire.com/img/upload/2012/10/17/meanobama.gif –LOL –
    WE NEED da –LAFFF.

    • Alma98

      How about your right to vote be stripped for draft dodging huh.
      You racist p.o.s!

      • GreenLadyHere

        Alma98 – —***BIG fist bump*** :>)- -
        He –who di-int HOLD a GUN — -2 defend OUR COUNTRY!! — – -HYPOCRITE!!! – - -geesh!!

        • Alma98

          ***BIG FIST bump***

      • conlakappa

        Or serial statutory rapists?

    • Aquagranny911

      Here Karma, Karma, Karma!

      • Alma98

        LOL

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Aquagranny911. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – —LOL — ***BIG fist bump**** :>)–

        — -☺http://myunihub.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/karma_domino-366×224.png LOL

        Good 2 C U Aquagranny. :>)

    • Daltex82

      What does he think should happen to pedophiles who shyt in their pants to avoid being drafted.

    • crazycanuck

      Why would anyone want to spend their time on this earth being so nasty and evil? I really hope their is some kind of hell in the afterlife for these cretins.

      • Alma98

        It is for this pedo, trust.

      • Aquagranny911

        I’ve been creating one in my imagination for a long time!

      • AxelFoley

        Oh, there’s a special place in hell for the likes of Nugent, Cheney, etc.

      • GreenLadyHere

        —Crazycanuck ***BIG HUG*** :>)-

        — – -☺Ra-CHERE —http://lawdoggiemcstyle.com/images/FireAnimation.gif HAH!

        — [Any UPDATE on your arm? :>)] — B BLESSED♥ -

        • crazycanuck

          I should know the results sometime this week GLH. I’m still getting pain, although it’s not intense.

    • MsKitty

      He’s still relevant?

      • conlakappa

        He says inflammatory stuff; he’s basically a creation of the media, at this point. He should have faded into oblivion as the guy who sang about cat scratch fever.

    • AxelFoley

      I think Ted Nugent’s arse should become acquainted with my foot.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL – -AxelFoleyyyyyy —LOL

      • Aquagranny911

        ROTF!!! I hope you wear a size 14!

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        I guess the guys from Herman’s Hermits weren’t available.

      • conlakappa

        Clean the shoe thoroughly after.

  • TyrenM

    Add Brazilian President to the 1 who should stay home list.

    • Aquagranny911

      Por que?

      • TyrenM

        I haven’t studied her but it seems to me if she, the President of a country that very recently abolished slavery can talk greasy over the first AA President over spying that everybody knows is going on, I’m not too sure what she can add to a Mandela Tribute.

        Just as I ain’t trying to hear from those who profited or perpetuated Apartheid, I’m not trying to hear from those that abuse Africans in their own countries. I know that would make for an almost empty funeral, I just ain’t here for the hypocrites.

        Rant over.

        • Alma98

          Damn Tyren you can type fast! LOL

          • TyrenM

            You think this is good, I found another speed when I seen AG (what felt like) sending me out to cut my own switch on the AM page. I had… visions of childhood lol.

          • Alma98

            LMAO!!!

          • Aquagranny911

            STOP! You know I ♥ you! You & my son are about the same age. Forgive me for teasing & giving you a smack up side the head once in a while. It’s good for both of you & I would be way remiss in my duties as an elder if I didn’t give you one once in a while.

            Someday you will thank me when you are an elder & can pass it on, lol!

          • Alma98

            lol

          • TyrenM

            I wouldn’t have you any other way. Know that.

          • Aquagranny911

            Aw! I would not have you any other way either ♥

          • isonprize

            HILARIOUS!!! I’m with you, Tyren. I’m probably a bit older than you, but younger than AG. And I want to STAY on AG’s good side, ya hear???

            STAY.RIGHT.ON.THAT.GOOD.SIDE.

          • Aquagranny911

            ROTFLMAO! You may appreciate this. My #2 Grandson was just turning 5 when his twin brothers were born. Someone asked him at their baptism what advice he would give them.

            He said: “Never get on the bad side of Granny!”

          • TyrenM

            I know you’re up North but:
            I heard ya.

        • Aquagranny911

          Got it! Sorry but so many will be going with, as they say in Africa, “the mealie mouth, filled with the mush they stole from others.”

          I just wanted to know what your particular objection was to La Dilma over some others. I understand & appreciate your sharing that.

      • Alma98

        She was buying into GG’s spying mess.
        It turned out that it was GWB administration that spied on Brazil.

        • AxelFoley

          And I believe Brazil was doing some spying of its own. Matter fact, all those “outraged” nations are guilty of spying. Errbody spies on errbody.

          Err. Body.

          • Alma98

            Sure was!

          • TyrenM

            Dawg, as much as I heart me some Brazilian womens – that one not so much.

        • Aquagranny911

          I think she might have been plenty happy to see the back of GG but he has his ugly hooks into powers way above her head.

          Baby Bro spent some time doing public health care in Brazil & he said their politics are corruption central. Dilma really doesn’t have that much power. She toes the line.

          Not to say that lets her off but South American politics & power structures are a real cess pool. Have been for centuries. Just saying…

          • Alma98

            Oh I’ve known about the corruption for years AG. That’s why it seems nothing will ever be done to help the poor over there.

  • Alma98

    My mother’s heat wouldn’t come yesterday. She had portable heat til the guy could come out today and look at the furnace. It turns out that the Bebe kids next door plugged up her furnace vent outside. They charged my mother 200.00 to remove a stick from it, can you believe that shit! She said I could have done that myself lol.

    • Aquagranny911

      She should send their parents the stick & the bill!

      • Alma98

        You know my mother is gonna say something she doesn’t let stuff go lol. In the summer they turned on her hose and it was running for hours because she was out and about. This is all because she told them to stay out of her yard stepping on her flower beds. I told my mother to sick her alderman on them.

        • Aquagranny911

          Elder abuse! Get that on to them too. Don’t know about your community but we come down hard on that in mine!

          • Alma98

            My sister has moved in with her til she finds a new place. And they don’t want to rile her up because they’ll regret it.

        • qosine

          I hope your mom goes to her alderman!
          No heat, except portable, is no good this
          time of the year!!!

          • Alma98

            She had three big ones qosine my sister has moved in with her for awhile. The heat is on now and like I told AG trust my mother will not let it go. The people that rented the house before these folks kept parking in front of her garage. She talked to them and they ignored her so she put up a no parking sign. They ignored that too so she had their cars towed lol. Don’t mess with my mama she don’t play lol.

          • qosine

            Oh, good, good, Alma!
            If I lived next door to your mom, I’d
            def toe the line!! She sounds just
            wonderful:)) Had their cars towed. lol

          • Alma98

            She is a spitfire for sure.

  • Miranda

    Thugs? Gangs?

    East Lansing aftermath: Fires, arrests
    Updated: December 9, 2013, 2:23 PM ETAssociated Press

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing police say at least 15 people were arrested during celebrations of Michigan State’s victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game.

    The police department’s weekend report says 12 of the people were students and one was an alumnus. East Lansing police say there were at least 57 fires, many in a neighborhood of apartments just off the eastern edge of campus.

    The Lansing State Journal posted video online showing thousands of revelers cheering loudly as a couch was tossed on a fire. The street scenes early Sunday occurred after the Spartans defeated the Buckeyes 34-24 in Indianapolis and earned a Rose Bowl bid.

    Some 75 miles away in Ypsilanti, police reported two couch fires related to the game.

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/10109673/dozens-fires-15-arrests-michigan-state-spartans-win-big-ten-championship

    • Alma98

      Nah Miranda their just kids fooling around. White kids don’t do stuff like this ya know.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT

    —- Comedian, Entertainer Redd Foxx Was Born On This Day In 1922 — -

    — – –Comedian, actor, and entertainer Redd Foxx was a
    trailblazing comic who left a lasting impression on some of today’s
    prominent Black comics. With his bawdy humor, exaggerated mannerisms, and a knack for storytelling, Foxx’s fame was well-deserved and hard-earned. The late, great funnyman was born on this day in 1922.
    –:>)

    – —☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WqazleR3FE —

    HAPPY –BIRTHDAY —”FRED G. SANFORD” :>) — -THANKS 4 da LAFFS. :>)

    • TyrenM

      Don’t know what’s better: Elizabeth I’m coming to join you honey? OR You got to wash your arse?

      Thanks for sharing.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL TyrenM :>) ***BIG HUG***- –:>)

        — – IMMA post this one: —☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwPZu9L-CP0 —-
        BUT –the OTHER — -YEP! —-LOL

        Good 2 C U. TyrenM :>)

    • Aquagranny911

      This was probably 1950′s or so. A friend of mine’s husband was stationed with the AF in Bermuda. They use to go to a club there that Redd Foxx either owned or worked at. I’m not sure. She said he was so funny & always danced with as many women who were willing. She danced with him once. She said he was nice but had about six hands!

  • goldenstar

    Once again, the DOJ under AG Eric Holder’s leadership is proving just how to take care of the peoples’ business.

    18 Charged in Inquiry Into Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office

    By JENNIFER MEDINA
    Published: December 9, 2013

    LOS ANGELES — Federal agents charged 18 current and former members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Monday, accusing them of excessive use of force and obstruction of justice as part of a sprawling, yearslong investigation into allegations of misconduct and abuse of inmates in county jails, federal law enforcement officials said.

    Several officers, including high-ranking officials, were taken into custody. Federal officials were working with the Sheriff’s Department to see that all those charged turned themselves in.

    The Los Angeles County jails have been under intense federal scrutiny for more than two years following a string of lawsuitsthat accused deputies of targeting and abusing inmates. One case brought before a grand jury focused on whether sheriff’s officials tried to hide an inmate who was working as an informer for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The county’s jail system is the largest such system in the country, and many advocates say that it is the most troubled.

    http://goo.gl/GcmOv9

    • Miranda

      Where is Boyce Watkins who always claims he’s such a critic of the injustice system? Always talking about the abuses and claiming nothing is done. Yeah, like I thought, a lot of hot air.

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

        And remember when Jasiri X claimed the DOJ wasn’t doing anything about police brutality?

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – —DING! — – -DING! — -DING! — -Annnnd the –WINNER –IS. . . :>)

    — -Idris Elba named Essence magazine’s 2013 ‘Sexiest Man Alive’- -

    - – —Idris Elba’s talent may have landed him the role of the late and legendary Nelson Mandela in a new biopic – but his good looks swept the woman of Essence off their feet as they named him 2013′s Sexiest Man Alive.

    —CONGRATULATIONS. :>) PROUD of U♥.- –
    –P.S.—Lamh36. –U –O.K.? —:>)

    • Lisa M

      Aww yeah!! That’s what Imtalkinbout!!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Lisa M..:>) ***BIG HUG** :>) — -
        —***BIG fist bump*** :>) – —

        How U B.? :>) Good 2 C U Lia M. :>)

    • TyrenM

      Broman been dissed by all the regular mags even though 2520 women throw drawz too. Sounded like an easy choice.

      • GreenLadyHere

        TyrenM :>) – - — -ENVY – –has been a – –MUTHA -2 . ***smh***

        BUT —betcha he luves —☺http://clipart.coolclips.com/AGifm/tf05206/CoolClips_wb025791.gif

        – — WALKIN’ 2 the –BANK$$$ :>)

        BTW — Did U MEAN — -LIKE – –THIS? — -LOL- -

  • crazycanuck

    Haven’t read it yet

    Palestine report ‏@Palestinereport11m

    Pink Floyd co-founder Waters draws parallels between Israel, Nazi Germany – Jerusalem Post http://dlvr.it/4TPKSy

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —-GOOD SUPPORTIVE –NEWS: —

    - —Historic church backs Kendrick Johnson rally

    —–Next month will mark one year since the body of Kendrick Johnson was discovered inside a gym wrestling mat. There’s a new push by his parents for answers as to exactly how the Valdosta teen died.
    And they’re getting help from Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Church
    where the late Dr. King once preached. The church embraced the parents of Kendrick Johnson at the pulpit on Sunday in anticipation of a rally this week.

    “They do not accept the Sheriff’s conclusion that their 17-year-old child, a gifted athlete in three sports, climbed in to a wrestling mat, got stuck trying to get a sneaker and stopped breathing,” said attorney Benjamin Crump.

    The Johnson family will stand before the state capital surrounded by members of the Ebenezer congregation, attorneys, Al Sharpton and more on Wednesday.

    Click here to read the rest of this story.

    —THANK U —EBENEEZER♥- –REV. AL, Others♥ —
    — —JUSTICE 4 KENDRICK JOHNSON.♥– AMEN♥

    — -JUSTICE —HAS BEN DELAYED. . . .

  • JB20005

    Glenn Greenwald vows to return to US after “exile”.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/greenwald-on-u-s-return-i-refuse-to-be-kept-out-of-my-own-country-for-doing-journalism

    Got that, kids? Voluntarily moving to Copacabana is now “exile” in dudebro world.

    What an insult to people who really have to live in exile.

    • TyrenM

      Stay and report what’s going on in Brazil. Report all the Olympic rioting that’s coming… Nevermind.

      • Aquagranny911

        After so much my brother said about the poverty & injustice that people suffer there, I do worry that they might try to riot then. I think their treatment will get brutal. The powers in Brazil will not tolerate anyone messing up their plans to bask in Olympic sun & roll in the big $$$. I do worry for the people.

        • TyrenM

          Me too.

          • JB20005

            As do I. I lived abroad in Brazil for a while, and still have friends I stay in touch with there.

            I suspect the Policia Militar will be especially brutal on the favela dwellers during the World Cup and Olympics.

    • qosine

      Oh brother. Now that Guardian kicked him to the curb,
      he’s worried about speaking gigs and/or lower fees.

    • conlakappa

      Move over, memory of Paul Robeson, there’s a real exile in the house!!! /eye-freakin’-roll

  • aleth

    The media is devasted… Bill Clinton not speaking! Bush ain’t gonna be relevant errr errr no matter how collegial his ass his! Hillary don’t like traveling with bill and she trying to make up with the Obamas and kiss media ass! And media.. Team Obama don’t give two fucks about you. This going to be interesting china, brazil, Cuba got speakers…rwnj hehe

    But this is interesting when was the last time these figures came together

    • Miranda

      Why wasn’t Bill on AF1? Did PBO tell him that seat was taken by AG Holder? LOL

    • BoomerGal

      Bill not speaking? Wonder why not? The Clintons’ are not kissing ass, not by a long shot! They’re trying to win over the Black vote!! Again.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥— –YES. — VP Biden —Representin’ –:>)

    Biden to lead Mandela memorial in DC –:>)

    —-Vice President Biden will honor Nelson Mandela at a memorial service for the anti-apartheid hero at the National Cathedral on Wednesday, according to his office.

    The memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m., and will include representatives from the Cathedral and South African Embassy.

    On Monday, Biden traveled to the South African Embassy in Washington to express his sympathy for Mandela’s death. In a condolence book, Biden wrote, “Through his unflagging, unflinching commitment to human dignity and his willingness to forgive, he inspired us and challenged us all to do better.”Later, standing near a recently erected Mandela statueon the embassy grounds, Biden praised him as the “most remarkable man I met in my whole career.”
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  • crazycanuck

    Ok, I’m still mad about my danish. I can’t believe I did that.

    • qosine

      You really were looking forward to
      your danish, weren’t you cc?

      • crazycanuck

        I really was lol. I keep looking in my bag hope it materializes lol.

        • qosine

          I really understand. lol I’ve done that,
          thinking, maybe it’s just buried in there.
          If I look just one more time, I’ll find its
          hiding place. lol

    • Alma98

      LMAO!

  • Miranda

    So he invited two people on so they could have a bitchfest bout pictures. OK.

    Chuck Todd: White House Restricting Photo Access a ‘Version of Propaganda’

    by Josh Feldman | 4:04 pm, December 9th, 2013

    For the last few weeks, the media has been having a quiet debate about whether or not to take a stand against using official White House photos in protest against being shut out of many White House events. On Monday, MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd took things a step further, calling the limited press access “a version of propaganda.”

    Todd qualified that statement to make it clear he’s not saying this is out-and-out, overt propaganda, but argued it does come across to people as such when outside photographers aren’t allowed access. AP photojournalist Charlie Dharapak agreed, adding that it’s a “visual press release,” while Time‘sBrooks Kraft noted the only reason you wouldn’t have photojournalists in the room is in special circumstances like the situation room during the Osama bin Laden raid.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/chuck-todd-white-house-restricting-photo-access-a-version-of-propaganda/

    • MsKitty

      Todd qualified that statement to make it clear he’s not saying this is out-and-out, overt propaganda, but argued it does come across to people as such when outside photographers aren’t allowed access.

      Passive aggressive much, Chuckles?

    • qosine

      Yeah, we want OUR “version of propaganda.”

    • Aquagranny911

      Chuckie Toad, take your warts & crawl under a rock, por favor!

    • aleth

      Team Obama does not care how much you mitch, bitch and whine. All Pete gotta do is put it on twitter or Instagram.., next. Sorry journalism is dying taking pics of Obama and editing it will not help you. Yes I know you miss faux wing but putrage. Ain’t this a mess presidents been doing this since forever but here come Obama they moan. It’s all about clicks and $$$, Obama is that. Whine about something substantive because the White House told u it does not care

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

      But they STILL complained about the OBL situation room pics!! Dana Milbank said them blurring out the papers in the photo was akin to Stalin!

      Like Rikyrah said, the media is still mad because, thanks to PBO, the cable news networks didn’t get their war in Syria. This is payback for that.

  • Miranda

    Evening thread is up!