April 24, 2014

Monday Evening Thread: FLOTUS…That Is All!

Via The Grio:

First lady Michelle Obama has shared her family’s favorite holiday traditions with Ladies’ Home Journal for this month’s cover story.

In a piece called Christmas at the White House, Mrs. Obama reveals the holiday tunes and cooking activities she and her closest loved ones enjoy to make the season bright.

“The sounds of Christmas in the Obama White House mean James Taylor, Mariah Carey and Nat King Cole,” reports New York’s Daily News about how America’s Mom-in-Chief sets a seasonal mood.

“Christmas has always been a special time in my household. Growing up, we lived in a little-bitty apartment, but my mom put her heart and soul into decorating that house,” she remembers. “She would take cardboard and make a chimney over our radiator because she wanted us to feel like we had something for Santa Claus to come down.”

In addition to sharing personal family memories, the first lady dazzles in the photo shoot accompanying the piece in a golden brocade dress that shows off her amazing arms.

“Can you say gorgeous?!” opined The Mrs. O Blog about the festive garment. To reference President Obama‘s first campaign slogan: Yes, we can!

flotus christmas

Oh I saw a mention about Jackie Wilson in the earlier thread. Well, here he is with Sam doing the Cha Cha Cha!

  • Miranda

    STRAIGHT UP THEFT!!

    Ohio paid for charter schools that quickly closed
    The Associated Press

    DAYTON, Ohio — A newspaper reports that the state of Ohio paid nearly $1.2 million to a string of charter schools that closed weeks after they opened.

    The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1ck7QJo ) said Monday that all the schools operated under the name Olympus High School. They were operated by Education Innovations International, whose officials have not responded to repeated requests for comment.

    The schools — which are now suspended by the state — were operating under a model that blended classroom time and e-learning. The classrooms had no teachers, only coaches to help the students with their online lessons.

    The schools are now facing a state audit and have been ordered to pay back some of that money after enrolling far fewer students than they were paid to teach.

    http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/ap/education/ohio-paid-for-charter-schools-that-quickly-closed/nb4BY/

    • Alma98

      One big scam at the cost of our children’s education smh. Parents better wake up and take their children’s education into their own hands.

    • rikyrah

      nothing but fucking grifters.
      STEALING FROM PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    • rikyrah

      WEEKS
      WEEKS!!
      STRAIGHT UP THEFT!!1

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda — -EXACTLY the PROBLEM with many -Charter Schools. –LITTLE –OVER-SIGHT annnd REGULATION.

      Just had a student ask me to accompany her 2 an Administrative Hearing where they R trynto EXPEL HER 4 “cyber-bullying.” –Her mother stated that HER DAUGHTER was BULLIED.
      From her description –the “SUSPENSION” was NOT done according 2 State guidelines. BUT –htat is PRECISELY the PROBLEM –THEY can AVOID soma dem.
      I’ll let U KNOW what happened. :>)- -hmmmm. . .

      • Miranda

        Its really sad how these charter schools are taking tax payer dollar, but not adhering to some minimum standards.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Miranda – –***BIG fist bump*** – –:>)

          Found some positive information on “Charter School” – - BUT the schools R – -FEW annnd FAR BETWEEN —- – - -
          - – –☺http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings/charter-school-rankings – -
          - — – - – -Charter Schools Best High Schools

          BUT – - –THEY R populated by APPLICATION annnd can EXCLUE student —-Practically – –AT WILL. – –I believe that the student that contacted me is a “victim” of this system. :>)
          We’ll C – — -

    • conlakappa

      Didn’t we see the in Good Fellas/that episode if The Sopranos? This reads like a bust-out.

  • Admiral_Komack

    The First Lady is a very beautiful, intelligent woman.
    I would hope that she continues to champion veterans issues, health issues and children’s issues on her own terms.

  • Alma98

    Fabulous! And thanks for Jackie Wilson!

  • jeanabella

    Beautiful!

    • Alma98

      Hello and welcome!

    • qosine

      Hi there, jeanabella!

  • rikyrah

    The First Lady looks like she’s aging backwards.
    No wonder the haters are out in full force.

  • Miranda

    Here’s video of that idiot heckling PBO, but wouldn’t dare raise his voice to the ones that are preventing immigration reform.

    • trose1

      This clip really pisses me off. It is time for PBO to stop trying to help some. Let people fend for themselves. Damn shame

      • crazycanuck

        Best he respond, if he had let him be thrown out, it would have been a lot more craziness.

        • trose1

          I have never seen so many nasty disrespectful people in my life. PBO is trying to help.

          • crazycanuck

            I agree, he was probably a plant like someone said, but we know where that disrespect is coming from.

    • AxelFoley

      PBO shut that shit down.

      Tired of these fucking hecklers, though.

    • edp4bho

      My Prez has taken enough bullshit already. That asshole needed a beat down. So sick of the shit. Just deport his ass. Funny how we can’t just go to a strange country and get away with this bullshit.

      • conlakappa

        We’d find ourselves disappeared.

      • nathkatun7

        THIS!

    • qosine

      Good for you Mr. President. We’re a nation of laws,
      and it’s a lot easier to do some shouting, but the harder
      thing to do is to work through our democratic process
      to lobby and work together to pass laws. I’ll add, since
      I’m a) not there b) not PBO:) that laws will make
      permanent change for millions not just for one man.

  • GreenLadyHere
  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — -Just go a call from a colleague –She said –IT’s STILL ON –in Sacramento –

    — -Walmart Strikes Hit Three More Cities In Florida And California

    ——Walmart workers went on strike on in Miami on Monday morning, following strikes in Tampa on Saturday and in Sacramento, CA on Friday.
    Katie, who has worked at a store in Miami for three years and makes
    $8.75 an hour, told ThinkProgress she’s striking to improve conditions for both herself and her coworkers. “We’re going on strike for better benefits, for better pay for associates, and for respect,” she said.

    The strikes make eight this month, coming after workers called out or walked off the job in Dallas, cities in Ohio, Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles. Workers also went on strike in Miami in October. All the strikers have been making three demands: that the company pay its employees at least $25,000 a year, that it add full-time positions for those who want them, and that it end retaliation against those who go on strike.

    The strikes come just ahead of planned actions on Black Friday — a day that drew 400 workers who went on strike last year — and workers and activists have already promised 1,500 protests across the country this year, in the Bay Area, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Sacramento, Seattle, and Washington, DC.
    PROFITS –OVA –PEOPLE –humph!

    WATCHIN’.. . .

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –DANG! —NFL – -”WHAT’s –GOIN’ –ON”??? – -

    Vikings player cut from team five hours after being arrested for strangling his girlfriend- -

    — -The Minnesota Vikings released cornerback A.J. Jefferson on Monday, just a few hours after he was arrested and jailed on a domestic assault complaint.

    Jeffersonnwas arrested at his home in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, after his 23-year-old girlfriend reported that at 4:30 a.m. she had been choked during a dispute.

    According to Hennepin County records, Jefferson is being held without bail, and formal charges were not expected on Monday.
    THERE IS MORE – –
    —COULD it B — -all those –HITS 2 their HEADS?? –
    Orrr – — -that these incidents R NOW bein’ reported- –as compared 2 –”back in the day??”- –
    WATCHIN’ – –

    • TyrenM

      You’d like to think positive, but MN media will clown a Viqueen in a minute. Don’t believe me, look up (going back n the day) Carl Eller, Keith Millard, Tommy Kramer, Love Boat.

      Plus billionaire owners trying to steal a stadium…ain’t going for bs getting in the way of the come up.

      • Miranda

        I remember the “Love Boat” fiasco…that mess was hilarious.

      • GreenLadyHere

        TyrenM — -Thank U. Wasn’t aware of the actions of the MN media. – - -:>)

        Howeva – –I’m still curious about all the incidents of VIOLENCE on display. – –It’s disturbing.- – -Hmmmm.

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

    Slay on, FLOTUS! Slay on sista!

    I love the second pic. It looks like she’s thinking, “I AM the mom-in-chief and you Miss Anns and Beckies WILL deal.”

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

    Lawmakers target racial profiling by retailers

    By Adrianne Pasquarelli
    November 25, 2013 3:22 p.m

    …State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assemblyman Walter Mosley announced the Retail Anti-Profiling Act on Monday. Their bill would require the city to disclose information in agreements that involve additional policing of private businesses, such as Macy’s and Barneys New York—two local stores that have recently come under fire for alleged racial profiling of customers. The city would provide information in an annual report on the policies, costs and practices of its Paid Detail Unit, a division of the New York Police Department that charges an hourly fee to private customers for uniformed off-duty policemen.

    “It’s time to open the black box that’s NYPD policing at private businesses,” Mr. Squadron said in a statement. “Profiling in any circumstance is deeply unacceptable—and it’s particularly disturbing when we don’t even know the NYPD’s role or policies in Barneys, Macy’s, or countless businesses around our city.”

    • Miranda

      Are Macy’s and Barney’s still pretending the cops were just walking around their stores providing free security work?

  • lamh36

    Alright guys. I’m going AWOL from the internet for the rest of the night and probably tomorrow.

    I’m tired of all the healthcare.gov stupidity, the Iran -deal stupidity, and just the basic stupidity of it all.

    I need a break. I’m gonna sit here with my lil sis, and watch a Will & Grace marathon courtesy of me having ALL 8 seasons on DVD (I’ve had it since about 3 years ago, but I haven’t watch them yet…lol) and eat some good Chinese food.

    I’ll see youse guys on the flip side.

    http://images.wikia.com/glee/images/8/8f/Sheldon-peace-out.gif

    PS. FLOTUS looks george as usual!!

  • crazycanuck

    CC’s work

    • Aquagranny911

      Dang! CC you are good! I like the color, the movement & the drama of this. Tell us what you were thinking when you painted it. I really would like to know & I’m not being a smart ass. I had some thoughts but they are probably all wrong.

      • crazycanuck

        You guys are good for a person ego. Can I take you all everywhere lol. AG it had a lot to do with body image. I did this painting years ago, even though it says 2013 .

        Sag, no I’ve never had a showing, that is something I’m working towards. I stopped painting for quite a few years, and only recently (few years) got back into it. Was doing a lot of computer stuff.

        • sagittarius

          Whenever you have a show, I hope you will share it on POU. Who knows – some of us may be able to attend!

          • crazycanuck

            I will definitely Sag, even if I’m shaking in my boots lol.

    • AxelFoley

      Nice!

    • sagittarius

      Beautiful.

      Have you ever had a show, cc? Is your art availale for sale?

    • qosine

      Wow, cc.
      Getting a sense of your style.
      Bold and lush with those rich colors.
      Your thoughts are def on that canvas.
      More, please.

    • Miranda

      I’m not a psychologist but I’ve watched every episode of Frasier…is there something you’d like to share with us?http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/jobs/psychologist-smiley-emoticon.gif

      • qosine

        LOL LOL

      • Tafr

        You know one of the seasons of Fraiser has at least four characters that are now stars of Scandal. Let’s see Mellie, Fitz, Cyrus and Cyrus husband. I believe it is season 9.

        • qosine

          Wow.

          • Tafr

            That is what I said LOL. I binged watched Fraiser today, season 9 and 10. Fitz played boyfriend to Roz, Mellie a potential love interest to Fraiser, Cyrus a competitive dad, Cyrus husband they guy who sold Niles Naphne’s engagement ring. It really is interesting to see how far all these actors have come.

          • Miranda

            I just saw James (Cyrus hubbie on Scandal) on an episode of Will & Grace last night..he was hilarious as a bad love interest of Will’s.

          • Tafr

            Oh snap! that is right he was on Will and Grace! I saw Skylar from Breaking Bad on an old episode of Seinfeld. I kept thinking she looks so familiar lol.

      • crazycanuck

        LMAO

    • GreenLadyHere

      - –HEEY crazycanuck. – – -***BIG – -CONGRATULATORY – - -HUG*** :>) –I’m Ready 2 PAY. :>)

      —BUT – - -”srsly” – - -U NEEDTA host a – - -”ONE WOMAN SHOW.” – - – -U R – — BEYOND TALENTED♥ –Woo! Hoo!

      BLESS U☻ — -THANK U 4 SHARING annnnd INSPIRING! :>)

    • rikyrah

      Cc,
      It rocks

  • JB20005

    Chuckles Schumer vows more Iran sanctions, and defeat of the Arab world.

    http://mondoweiss.net/2013/11/promises-sanctions-palestinians.html

    Yeah, ummm, good luck with that.

    • Alma98

      If he is so concerned maybe he should move there permanently.

  • AxelFoley

    My word, that woman is fine.

    And I’m not just speaking of her physical beauty. When grew into a man, I learned to appreciate a woman more for than just her looks, but for everything she brings. There’s nothing–NOTHING–more attractive, more of a turn on, than a woman that has her stuff together.

    • nathkatun7

      Amen, Brother!

    • Aquagranny911

      That is so sweet & beautifully said Axe ♥

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

    This mofo right chere…..

    Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN 7m
    Heckler Ju Hong, who interrupted President Obama’s speech today in San Francisco, told reporters he is undocumented.

    Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN 1m
    Hong told reporters family in South Korea and can’t go back to visit sick grandma because he’s undocumented and woudn’t be able to come back

    Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN 1m
    Hong, a 24 year old student at SF State Univ. told CNN: “I’m representing the voices of other undocumented students.”

    Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN 6m
    RT @JustineWaldman Told me he couldn’t attend his grandfather’s funeral in S. Korea @JimAcostaCNN

    So, Hong will be all over the cable news, giving his sob story, unfairly blaming PBO and the media will co-sign it.

    • trose1

      He can get on a plane and go home. What is stopping him?

    • Alma98

      I’m starting to believe all this was planned.

      • Miranda

        You and me both.

    • AxelFoley

      Simple ass muhfucka.

    • TresL

      This may seem ignorant on my part; but, with the exception of those brought here as children by their parents, how can you make demands of anyone let alone the President of the United States if you’re here illegally? While I am sympathetic, I’ve always been confused by that.

      • edp4bho

        Hello POU. And this may sound ignorant on my part, but he’s the kind of potential immigrant who needs to stay the hell home. I do not agree with every immigration argument, as one might guess.

        • nathkatun7

          May be I am ignorant too, edp4bho, but I strongly agree with you that “he’s the kind of potential immigrant who needs to stay the hell home.”

          I know I probably shouldn’t go there, but in all honesty I don’t think this guy would have disrespected a president who was white. I know we don’t want to admit it, but there are many non-white people, including some of us black folks, who believe and practice the ideology of white supremacy. I am just sick of all the disrespect President Obama has been subjected to, from all corners, including this undocumented immigrant who is in this country illegally.

          I personally think an illegal immigrant who heckles and disrespects the President of the United States needs to go back to his country.

          • edp4bho

            Hi nathkatun. I’m a day late but your reply was much appreciated. Insightful per usual. I believe in immigration but my stance comes with conditions. You, i.e. potential legal immigrants, come here and act like a respectable member that you present yourself to be upon application. You may be a citizen of the world but you don’t get to diss my president when I would never have even heckled someone like Bush. I have respect for the office itself, and further, my Bible tells me to do so. And yes, many non-whites who are not us are too busy trying to be white that they take on the cloth of racism as well. See it all the time. F’em and stay the hell home. If you’re not being tortured and don’t live in dire poverty, you need to stay the hell home. Thanks for letting me rant, nathkatun….LOL!

      • nathkatun7

        TresL, I have the same understanding as you about this. The President already dealt with “the exception”: people who were brought here as children, and did not knowingly break the law. All other adults who are here illegally deserve some sympathy, but they are not entitled to make demands. Rather they must be punished for violating the laws.

        As far as I am concerned, no undocumented immigrant, Who is knowingly violating the law, has the right to heckle the President of the United States.

        • TresL

          ITA. I don’t want to appear indifferent or callous to people who want to live in this country but it would appear to me that if you’ve already broken the law by either entering the country illegally or staying longer than your documents legally allow, your posture should be more deferential like yes, I’ve broken the law but please tell me what can I do to stay? NOT, so what I broke the law; I demand that you let me stay.

        • TresL

          ITA. I don’t want to appear indifferent or callous to people who want to live in this country but it would appear to me that if you’ve already broken the law by either entering the country illegally or staying longer than your documents legally allow, your posture should be more deferential like yes, I’ve broken the law but please tell me what can I do to stay? NOT, so what I broke the law; I demand that you let me stay.

    • qosine

      This story doesn’t add up. He’s undocumented, in
      what way? I’ve had students who a) had to leave
      the country for x amount of time; then fly back to
      fulfill requirements of their visa; b) my Japanese
      families have been allowed to fly home for a family
      funeral with their visa; c) others, however, couldn’t
      fly home for any reason, because of their visa status.
      There’s so much left out about his particular situation
      to know if he’s just trying to cut through red tape or
      he’s just another libertarian emo with a Snowden
      agenda.

    • Tafr

      He did not attend the funeral does not mean his punk ass COULD not. He can take his ass back to lovely South Korea. Let him try heckling over there. Instead of being grateful that he resides in a country where you can disagree with politicians he is acting a damn fool. We all know why he went at the president with such disrespect. Seems this fool has not received that much needed minority wake up call.

      • AxelFoley

        Oh, he gon’ learn.

    • rikyrah

      1. His ass is from SOUTH, not NORTH Korea. So, he is not afraid for his life if he went back home.
      2. Didn’t nobody drag him across the ocean. He overstayed his grown assed self.
      3. IF THIS is who they’re gonna put forth as some spokesman, they’re gonna fail with the optics.

    • nathkatun7

      Unless he came here as a child without knowing the law, Ju Hong has no leg to stand on. He is actually violating the law and should be subject to deportation. The school he is attending is also in violation of law for allowing an undocumented student to attend.

      Heckling the President of the United States should not give him any cover for being in the country illegally. His behavior showed that he is actually the kind of person that is not fit to be a citizen. He shows no desire to learn how the American political system, with its emphasis on the rule of law, operates. Any one who expects the President to act as dictator has no business being in this country. Just my two cents!

      • TyrenM

        So, is the Snowden patrol gonna make a martyr of him?

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

    They should’ve neva given y’all photo shop!

    http://twitter.com/SaeedKD/status/404452415140667392

  • crazycanuck

    Ron P, just doesn’t give a sh!t lmao

    Ron Perlman ‏@perlmutations2m

    “@JTHribar: @SonsofAnarchy @TFLY426 @perlmutations good riddance”
    Right back atcha!

  • qosine

    FLOTUS is just gorgeous.
    She knows who she is, what she’s about, and where
    she needs to be to get there. “Delve into policy? HA!
    She’s MAKING policy. In fact, she IS policy.
    And that’s the difference that lasts.

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD EVENIN’ POU FAM♥ —***BIG HUG**

    —NO intent 2 call positive attention2 THIS RACIST MURDERER. – –BUT CONTINUING 2 CALL –OUT HIS –NEGATIVE characteristics that GO 2 his GUILT!! -

    –Hope that “JURY of 6 –IGNANTS” — -R readin’ all this ’bout their –”Georgie” – - -humph!!

    — –Here Are All the Weapons Police Found in George Zimmerman’s Florida Residence

    —-Following George Zimmerman’s recent arrest for alleged domestic abuse against girlfriend Samantha Scheibe,
    police conducted a search of the house where the couple had been
    staying that uncovered a large cache of weapons and ammunition. After Zimmerman was acquitted in the murder trial over Trayvon Martin’s death, the gun used in that shooting was returned to him.

    According to CNN, court documents filed Monday show that authorities recovered:

    Three handguns

    One 12-gauge shotgun

    One AR-15 rifle

    106 rounds of ammunition, including two AR-15 magazines

    In addition, police also cataloged three handgun holsters, a
    religious pendant, a flashlight, a pocket knife, sanitizing wipe, a
    soft-sided gun case, a combination lock, and, for some reason, a pack of gum.

    THERE IS MORE — -
    — -THIS is sooo DISGUSTING!! —Annnd police/judges -KEEP “PROTECTING –annnd SERVING” — –THIS RACIST –MURDERER! – — –
    – - –C’MON —-KARMA!! – —

    — ——–JUSTICE 4 TRAYVON —annnd OTHERS!

  • goldenstar

    Oooooh yeah, Dr. Rice told him that homey don’t play dat.

    *****

    U.S. Official Gives Karzai an Ultimatum on Signing Security Pact
    By ROD NORDLAND

    Published: November 25, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan — President Obama’s national security adviser, Susan E. Rice, imposed an ultimatum on President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan on Monday, telling him to stop his delay in signing a security agreement or potentially face the complete and final pullout of American troops by the end of 2014, according to American and Afghan officials.

    But while Mr. Karzai was said to have assured her he would sign the deal at some point, he gave no time frame for it. And over dinner at the presidential palace in Kabul, he later insisted on difficult new conditions as well, including the release of all inmates at the American prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, adding to the perception of crisis between the two nations, officials from both countries said.

    “Ambassador Rice reiterated that, without a prompt signature, the U.S. would have no choice but to initiate planning for a post-2014 future in which there would be no U.S. or NATO troop presence in Afghanistan,” according to a summary of the meeting released by the White House.

    The meeting comes a day after Mr. Karzai rejected a recommendation from his own handpicked assembly of Afghan leadership figures, a loya jirga, that by year’s end he should sign the bilateral security agreement, which would allow for an extended American military presence in Afghanistan after 2014. Mr. Karzai told the loya jirga that he wanted to wait to sign it until after the Afghan presidential elections next April, while continuing to negotiate with the Americans.

    http://goo.gl/LzHyqL

    • qosine

      Dr. Rice is tapping her foot President Karzai.
      You know which way you gotta go.

    • Miranda

      Oh you know she looking at him over the top of her glasses..you know with her head a little bowed looking up over those glasses like “excuse me?? Was I ASKING you?”

      • isonprize

        Susan Rice will CUT you.

  • Miranda

    Like I said earlier, I’m no psychologist, but Frasier and Niles taught me well for 11 seasons….and I know that if you say something over and over, the subliminal message will seep into the conscious of people and next thing you know, folks are believing whatever dumb ass meme the media pumps up constantly. Just look at how they “poll”…they keep harping negative talking points and poll every single day until they get the results they want….so this whole Obamacare is Katrina/Iraq meme, as stupid as it is…the goal is to get people to believe this President is horrible/bad/killing you/etc….

    Fox News host: Obamacare ‘touches so many people’s lives’ unlike ‘Katrina or the Iraq war’
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/25/fox-news-host-obamacare-touches-so-many-peoples-lives-unlike-katrina-or-the-iraq-war/

    • nathkatun7

      You are absolutely spot-on, Miranda! Even before “Frasier and Niles,” Nazi Germany, as well as sophisticated advertising agencies, had already discovered the power of subliminal messages heavily invested in constant repetition.

      I am absolutely convinced that the so called U.S. mainstream media (and here I mean most of them and not just Fox News) have been actively engaged in a deliberate and sustained propaganda project to turn the American people against President Obama. They had, for the most part, failed to move the needle on the President’s high poll numbers when it came to honesty and integrity. They now think they have an opening because of the technical difficulties with the ACA websites and the insurance manipulations of canceling peoples’ insurances, to try to make them pay more, and then blaming their devious actions on Obama Care.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — -THIS – - – –ENDEARING — – -:>) – -

    – –Good Samaritan teaches homeless man computer coding- –

    — –One day software engineer Patrick McConlogue was walking to work in New York City when he decided to make an unorthodox offer to a homeless man.

    He approached Leo Grand, who lives on the streets, and gave him a choice: $100, or a laptop and the opportunity to learn how to write computer code. Along with the second choice McConlogue pledged to spend an hour a day for two months teaching Grand a valuable job skill.

    “I came to an immediate decision,’’ Grand told TODAY Monday.
    “The hundred dollars will last you for a short time. Learning how to
    code will last you for a lifetime.” – — – -[***tears/SMILES**]

    So McConlogue, 23, bought Grand, 37, a laptop and three textbooks, and began teaching him the language of computers. It was a lifeline for Grand, a computer lover whosaid he’s been sleeping in shelters for two years since the rent at hisformer apartment shot up and he was evicted.

    Grand has proven to be an apt student under McConlogue’s tutelage. “The speed at which I’m going through these lessons is insane,’’ McConlogue told TODAY. “We barely cover things twice. His memory is really, really good.”
    THERE IS MORE- – —-BLESS BOTH :>)

    Hope MR. GRAND is able 2 get a JOB –with his NEWLY ACQUIRES —SKILZ.♥ — :>)

  • Miranda

    Bonus Quote of the Day
    “I’m thankful for my personal relationship with the President. I guess it’s a funny way to say it, but it is personal. There’s a real friendship between us, and I have a great deal of respect for him.”

    – Vice President Joe Biden, quoted by Time.

    • nathkatun7

      VP Biden has really been a strong and loyal supporter of President Obama.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda — –A GR8 —MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY —

      — –MR. PRESIDENT — -on VP Joe: :>) –

      – - — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHi0K-78ZaQ —-
      all POSITIVITY♥ —

  • conlakappa

    Hey, so you know how we take on faith that Rangel is a shady mohfuh? That he literally looks slick? I heard some vintage alleged scoopage on him that I would figure might be an old tale but I’d think it’s an oft-told tale. It also gave me insight as to how he’s escaped any really trouble but that not-reporting-to-the-IRS mess: big white corporate dollars have lined his pockets. The story was about political theatre with him dressing down a company in a hearing… then meeting in his office with the company honcho and getting a $10K, er, campaign contribution. Allegedly.

    • Miranda

      I suspect many of these reps simply put on a show in the public knowing fully well that’s all it is….a show.

      • conlakappa

        Likely. I just look at him as being especially egregious because he’s been around so damn long and has no signature legislation that I know of/no real legacy but for longevity. I think at least Conyers and Dingell, his brothers in mossbackedness, have done something. Claude Pepper was around so long that he became the go-to person on seniors. Rangel hasn’t even gone to that well, has he?

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ I just LUV posting –THIS EVENING’ – -:>)

    – -Scrolling past –OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥ – — -gives CONTINUOUS RE-INFORCEMENT – -of her:

    —-GRACE – –CHARM – –CARING – — INTELLRCTUAL —RADIANT – –LOVELINESS♥ —- —***sigh*** :>)

    – —-FUTURE HISTORY BOOKS :>)– –Lookin’ FORWARD. – - – - – —

    – –WE LOVE U – -FIRST LADY♥ — :>)— -

  • goldenstar

    LOD is taking on the feminist meme on FLOTUS.

    • crazycanuck

      their ‘feminist meme’ is full of sh!t, that is all he needs to say.

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      – — -WATCHIN’ — -:>)

      – - -SHARIN’ :>) – ->http://farm1.static.flickr.com/190/512107354_3ee5da833c.jpg :>)

      DAVID — – Da “AXE” — –HELD!— IT! — DOWN. :>)

      Good 2 C U GOLDenrod. :>)

    • TresL

      On the last thread I commented, how can people be angry or disappointed with FLOTUS and PBO for not being what they never said they were? I’ve not heard Michelle claim to be a feminist and never heard PBO express any far, far left views. I’ve always thought them both to be sensible pragmatists.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - -HAH! —Nia CALLED IT. – –The CRITICS ISSUES come out of a WHITE FEMINIST MANTRA!! – - -

    – — -Annnd U KNOW what we think of that –>

    — – - — THIS —☺http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6wiv2xFPl1qk52plo1_500.gif

    Annnd THIS – - -☺http://media.tumblr.com/df56d374821ddf6d28173ea8a44b15fd/tumblr_inline_mg6wacAJ9d1rpr1t4.gif – — – –NEXT!! – –HAH!

    • itgurl_29

      Even Nia was not having it. I mean, when a beltway hack like Nia is calling out these white feminists and going off on that sambo Kelli Goff, you know you have really screwed up.

      • rikyrah

        Kelly Goff is pitiful and pathetic. She needs to sit her stupid azz down

        • Miranda

          I just don’t get it. She has the depth of…..she has no depth. How did she get her job? I am thoroughly convinced there’s a nepotism angle…no way she was hired based on her compelling interview.

          • Alma98

            Because she tows the line and dogs out black folks every chance she gets.

      • Miranda

        I really need somebody to explain to me how Kelli Goff managed to get to this point in her career. She is an airhead. A flighty, empty, echo like the grand canyon, airhead. She has an auntie or uncle or godmama that hooked her up through their sorority/fraternity friend or her mama’s friend in the Links club or something. There is no way she was hired to do anything off of merit.

        • goldenstar

          Her looks.

          • itgurl_29

            I was about to say it must be the nepotism cause it ain’t her face. Even Nia and her messed up weaves looks better than Kelli.

          • Miranda

            That aint it.

      • rikyrah

        Did not want to go there, but here it is.
        How come the Black folks they get to cosign this mess, have neither husband nor children?
        I’m just sayin’

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY itgurl_29 :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – - -***UP HIGH –http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/131/d/5/strawberry_awesome_high_five___gif_by_hnrat-d4ze9e5.gif ***

        — –SPEAK — -ALL KINDSA – — TRUTH! :>) –

        - —2 PEAS — – –SAME POD!! — http://www.dltk-kids.com/nutrition/images/mpeas.gif LOL – — -

        Good 2 C U itgurl_29. :>) – –

  • crazycanuck

    What a POS, I despise that man

    zizi2 ‏@zizii214m

    So Bibi pokes our eye, when 3 wks ago he suspended similar order? // “Israel approves new settlements in West Ban

  • BoomerGal

    Flotus is workin that dress!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FANM♥ — – -***Holdin’ my breath annnd nose”" – –

    – - -chris hayes – —pointed out that — -MR. PRESIDENT –KEPT HIS PROMISE – - -DESPITE the CRITICS.- – -
    NOW his needsta – –stop. :>)

  • Alma98

    Who remembers this?

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — -All kindsa –YEAH!! — -[Apologies iff a sup ] —
    — – - —-GLOATIN Time! — -HAH

    —-Karl Rove’s SuperPAC Gets Busted for Filing ‘Bullsh*t’ Documents with IRS
    - —-As we speculated in May, “Republicans Are Using the IRS Scandal to Hide Their Koch Fueled Shady Activities .”

    Busted. Karl Rove’s SuperPAC Crossroads GPS spent more money than it said it did on politics, according to a new tax return procured by Kim Barker at ProPublica.

    Examining the Crossroads tax documents at the request of ProPublica, Marcus Owens – the former head of the IRS’ Exempt Organization division –definitively declared, “That’s called bullsh*t with a serving of horsesh*t on the side.”
    - – – -SNIP – - -
    — -According to new tax documents, at least $11.2 million was spent on political activity, and when this number is added to their 2012 total,
    it means that Crossroads spent about 45% of its total expenditures on politics. However, in order to qualify for tax exempt status, their primary purpose must be social welfare.

    THERE IS MORE —

    - —KARMA – — -on da MOVE – –HAH!

    • Miranda

      -Karl Rove’s SuperPAC Gets Busted for Filing ‘Bullsh*t’ Documents with IRS—

      —————
      To be fair, those are the only kinds of documetns he has.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ miranda :>) —***BIG HUG***

        –LOL — –Sooo “WHYCOME” — -U gotta -SPEAK TRUTH”. – - -:>)
        – -Happy that he’s gettin’ acquainted with –KARMA – -HAH! – - -
        Good 2 C U Miranda. Have a good day. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –The –PURPLE ONE — AGAIN –:>) –WHRE LAWD. :>)

    Prince Books Trio of Special East Coast Shows

    – —Over a career spanning nearly four decades, Prince has taken home seven Grammys and sold over 100 million copies of albums including Purple Rain and Sign “O” the Times.
    Now, the legend is announcing plans to bring his epic live show to the East Coast with a trio of gigs next month at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

    The concerts kick off Friday, December 27th, followed with a
    Saturday, December 28th, performance and finishing on Sunday, December 29th. Tickets for all three gigs go on sale Friday, December 6th, at 10 a.m. EST through Ticketmaster (more info here).

    The past three months have been eventful for the Minneapolis native. After a longstanding and highly public battle against the Internet, Prince joined Twitter in August and used the forum to share the artwork for his new single “Breakfast Can Wait,” which features comedian Dave Chappelle’s impersonation of the artist from Chappelle’s Show.
    THERE IS MORE — – -Lookin’ FORWARD — -:>)

  • Aquagranny911

    H/T to Zizi2 re-posted from TOD…( a response to that Cottle biscuit)

    ——————-

    “It is not Michelle Obama’s job to fight for 1%er women’s climb up
    corporate ladders. Her cause this year is to fight for those
    disadvantaged to even get their FOOT in the door to education.
    Priorities, dear, priorities. And by the way shouldn’t your first concern be fighting Congress or whoever makes laws to PAY Michelle Obama for the unpaid duties she performs as First Lady? How about her rights to get PAID? But you want her fighting for corporate women when neither you nor them have lifted a finger to defend her from incessant racist attacks from conservatives. Naw she ain’t your “Mammy”. She is focusing on HER OWN interests. Respect that!”

    ——————-

    To this I will say AMEN & again AMEN!!!

    • morphus

      It is not Michelle Obama’s job to fight for 1%er women’s climb up corporate ladders.

      AMEN

      • Miranda

        INDEED!! AMEN AGAIN AND AGAIN!

  • GreenLadyHere
  • gn

    @cnnbrk
    [President] Obama visited family of Gerardo Hernandez, TSA officer slain at LAX. http://cnn.it/1aPBGqw

  • gn

    What the…

    @TIME
    ‘Fight Club,’ ‘Pretty Woman’ producer admits to being Israeli spy http://ti.me/IpRm8Z

  • gn

    @HonestToddler
    You know you’re a toddler when instead of saying “goodnight” they say “stay here until you see the sun.”

  • gn

    Fairly regressive publication at times, but this headline is spot on:

    @TheEconomist
    The filibuster has done Democrats in America a world of harm over the past five years http://econ.st/1ha7dI1