April 24, 2014

Monday Evening Thread: The First Family reads at the 2012 White House Easter Roll

The First Family reads “A Sick Day for Amos McGee, written by Philip C. Stead and illustrated by Erin Stead, at the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll.

  • Miranda

    Black church protests Hank Williams Jr. for calling Obama Hitler

    I was just in Tuscaloosa over the weekend…God bless these gentlemen!

    Members of an African-American church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama showed up at a Hank Williams Jr. concert on Saturday to speak out about his racially offensive lyrics and his comments about President Barack Obama.

    “It was a peaceful protest,” Christ Baptist Church’s Reverend Ransey O’Daniel told Raw Story. “We just wanted to stand up for unity. I don’t dislike Mr. Williams. I just dislike some of his lyrics that he has produced.”

    more here
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/09/black-church-protests-hank-williams-jr-for-calling-obama-hitler/

  • Miranda

    eric resnick ‏ @diggaduh
    In 2006 Chuck Grassley proposed the Pimp Tax that would imprison a pimp for 10 yrs for each prostitute w/out a W2. And he calls PBO stupid?

    nuff said.

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

    There’s a time and place for everything. Today’s Easter Egg Roll was neither the time, nor the place.

    Gay Couple Makes Case For Nondiscrimination Order At White House Egg Roll

    By Igor Volsky on Apr 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Jarrod Scarbrough and Les Sewell — the gay couple urging President Obama to sign an LGBT-inclusive executive order at this morning’s Egg Role at the White House — told MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts this morning that the measure could shield their family from anti-gay discrimination. The decree, which would prohibit federal contractors from discriminating in the workplace based on sexual orientation or gender identity, has been rubber stamped by the Labor and Justice Departments and is now awaiting approval from the White House.

    “Jarrod works for a company that the government contracts through, and we live in New Mexico — we’re actually protected, we don’t have to worry too much about being discriminated against. However, in June we’re moving to Florida where that protection, we’ll no longer have that,” Sewell said. “Without this administrative action, Jarrod could lose his job and then where would this family be?”

    MORE: http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/04/09/460648/gay-couple-makes-case-for-nondiscrimination-order-at-white-house-egg-roll/

    • Miranda

      Rude and stupid….a real bad combination.

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

        OK! The Easter Egg Roll was for the children, not for pushing political agendas. And then they rantoldat to mainstream media.

        Who needs Repubs when ya got dumb EmoProgs?

    • http://themidnightsolution.blogspot.com LTMidnight

      “….However, in June we’re moving to Florida where that protection, we’ll no longer have that,” Sewell said. “Without this administrative action, Jarrod could lose his job and then where would this family be?”…”
      ______________________________

      How about…..oh, I don’t know…. NOT moving to Florida?

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia – - — -STR8 – —TACKY!! – - –geesh!!

      WHAT did they come their 4? — – — The “RAINBOW” of EGGS?” – -

      – --I’m GOIN’ – - – - –> – - –First I hafta order –PIZZA. LOL.

  • GN

    George Zimmerman launches a new website to solicit donations; 1 of the 3 pictures on his “album” page is of the vandalized black cultural center which was spraypainted “long live Zimmerman.”

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/04/09/461201/breaking-george-zimmerman-launches-website-features-vandalized-black-cultural-center/?mobile=nc

    He is EXACTLY who we thought he was. Stupid media.

    • Miranda

      Its gonna get worse GN, so buckle up.

      • GN

        This mofo right here!

        @thinkprogress:
        “UPDATE: The other photo on George Zimmerman’s website is from a rally held by Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones http://thkpr.gs/HCef5S

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

    April 9, 2012, 5:25 pm
    Limbaugh to Leave AM Station in Philadelphia
    By BRIAN STELTER

    “The Rush Limbaugh Show” is leaving the dominant conservative talk radio station in Philadelphia, one of the biggest radio markets in the country.

    In its place on the station, WPHT, will go “The Michael Smerconish Show,” hosted by Mr. Smerconish, a native of the city.

    The move does not appear to be directly related to the recent ad boycott against Mr. Limbaugh, which was started after he repeatedly attacked Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University law school student, on his three-hour show. Two of his roughly 600 affiliates dropped the show in the wake of those attacks.

    MORE: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/09/limbaugh-to-leave-am-station-in-philadelphia/?smid=tw-nytimestv&seid=auto

    • conlakappa

      So a mini-Rush (in terms of power and audience, not girth) replaces him? A homegrown one. It is like a hydra…

      • nellcote

        Smerconish is on cable occasionally. I’ve never heard his radio show but he seems like a reasonable guy, for a republican.

        • conlakappa

          But for his constant calls for Mumia’s execution? And his now regretted claims that what happened in Oklahoma City was a Moslem conpiracy? He has to take his worst moment and ratchet it up to keep his audience. We shall see.

    • MsKitty

      About time. The Phillies are on that station as well and it pained me to have to hear this windbag’s promos while listening to the games.

  • Miranda

    I’m sure this was probably mentioned in the earlier thread, I haven’t scanned it all the way through – but if not – just put this in the “they are who we knew they were” pile.

    Daily Caller genius: I don’t feel bad for black people anymore because I think a black person stole my bike
    Man assumes black person stole his bike, decides to write long column about it, Tucker Carlson’s site runs it
    http://www.salon.com/2012/04/09/daily_caller_genius_i_dont_feel_bad_for_black_people_anymore_because_i_think_a_black_person_stole_my_bike/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=pulsenews

  • GN

    Zimmerman family writes a letter to Eric Holder accusing him of not charging the New Black Panther Party with a hate crime because Holder is black.

    (warning: source is a wingnut site)
    http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/09/zimmerman-family-challenges-holder-on-new-black-panthers-says-no-arrests-based-solely-on-your-race/

    They are PRECISELY who we thought they were. Idiot media.

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

      Notice that Matt Boyle doesn’t link to the DOJ’s definition of a hate crime, instead linking to an article on another right wing site written by an ex-DOJ employee.

      • GN

        The article and the letter are bullshit; the Zimmermans have some audacity demanding anyone else’s arrest–same as them sending a nasty letter to the NAACP warning of “blood on your hands,” meanwhile George Zimmerman killed an unarmed kid! Almost none of the media is discussing how poisonous and divisive this family’s correspondence is.

    • Miranda

      I’m not surprised.

    • rikyrah

      hmmmm

      methinks that a hate crime is just around the corner for Zimmerman

    • Town

      Dear George Zimmerman,

      You are being arrested for hate crimes in the homicide of Trayvon Benjamin Martin. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can and will be held against you in a court of law.
      You have the right to speak to an attorney.
      If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.
      Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?

      Love,

      Eric Holder

    • aleth

      wow.. this family is very entitled…

      NO CONSCIENCE

      THEY ARE SCUM…

      A FAMILY OF BIGOTS PERIOD… DISGUSTING SCUM SCUM OF THE EARTH

  • Miranda

    JP (Justice of the Peace) admonished by state commission over remarks

    J. Kent Adams, a Justice of the Peace in Spring, has been admonished for inappropriate comments made from the bench and to lawyers in his chambers, including a 2011 incident in which he asked a black mother “if she was on welfare and expected the government to pay her fine.”

    According to the public condemnation by the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, Adams also asked a Hispanic parent, “if she had 6 or 7 kids,” and told a Pakistani parent that her son should be “stoned to death.”

    A public admonishment is the lowest form of public punishment the commission can levy.

    more here
    http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/JP-admonished-by-state-commission-over-remarks-3469396.php?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

  • Miranda

    Oh, couldn’t mention this yesterday but

    FUCK UP EMANUEL CLEVER….dumb ass.

    • rikyrah

      thank you.

  • Miranda

    Because you shouldn’t know what the hell you’re eating when you buy a can of corn or a bag of white potatoes…..you’ll think its just a can of corn or a bag of white potatoes…nevermind what steriods are used to make the master corn or potatoes you’re eating. If you gain 10 pounds of lead fat and no amount of starving yourself or exercising will get rid of it, that’s probably just your bad genes…or if you get cancer later on….that’s probably just a coincidence.

    Monsanto threatens legal action over Vermont GMO labeling bill

    A representative of Missouri-based food giant Monsanto, which has in its history filed hundreds of lawsuits over use of its seed gene patents, threatened lawmakers with civil litigation if they pass the bill, according to a report this week from Alternet.

    The bill, H.722, otherwise known as the Vermont Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act, was introduced to the Vermont House in February, but lawmakers have hesitated to cast their ballots ahead of a public hearing on April 12.

    more here
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/06/monsanto-threatens-legal-action-over-vermont-gmo-labeling-bill/

    • rikyrah

      they think somebody’s afraid of them.

      ask Wal-Mart how taking on the state of Vermont has done them.

      BRING IT.

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

    Why, Scott? WHY???

    Anonymouth ‏ @Anonymouth1
    @CharlesBivona @theyoungturks @BarackObama With #freedom being stripped? I certainly don’t approve of his performance. #NDAA #HR347

    Scott Finley Scott Finley ‏ @TheScottFinley
    .@Anonymouth1 @theyoungturks You sound cranky and unfed. Did Cenk’s milk dry up?

    • Miranda

      DAYUM!! GIT’EM SCOTT! LMAO

    • Camille

      Perfect!

    • GN

      He slays me; he will go *in.* I almost feel sorry for the trolls in his timeline.

    • Ebogan63

      Why do fools finna try to step to Scott? Dude will cut you before you know what happened.

      • rikyrah

        he is hilarious

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

    Police: 2 suspects confessed in Tulsa shootings

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police documents filed in court say the two suspects arrested in a shooting spree that terrorized Tulsa’s black community have both confessed.

    An affidavit filed Monday says 19-year-old Jake England confessed to shooting three people and 32-year-old Alvin Watts confessed to shooting two.

    The shootings early Friday morning left three people dead and two seriously wounded. It’s not clear from the affidavit which man shot which victim, but the document says police believe Watts shot two of the three people who died.

    MORE: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OKLAHOMA_SHOOTING_SPREE_DOCUMENTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-04-09-19-26-28

    • conlakappa

      But the memaw of one of them was out the gate Zimmermaning him–he is a good boy who should be left alone.

      • Admiral_Komack

        They can leave him alone…in jail…for the rest of his miserable life.

  • Miranda

    I tend to think of Markel Hutchins as a publicity whore, but if this gets the law struck down, more power to him.

    Lawsuit challenges Georgia’s stand your ground law

    A federal lawsuit was filed Monday asking that Georgia’s “stand your ground law” be struck down because it’s vague and could result in a disproportionate number of minorities being shot.
    Markel Hutchins said in his suit that Georgia’s law does not specify what circumstances justify deadly force being used in cases of self defense.

    “It is not clear what actions would create ‘reasonable belief’ that deadly force is necessary,” said the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta. “An individual seeking to stand their ground and assert self-defense has no way of knowing if their ‘reasonable belief’ comports with the standards protected by the law and [they] want to ensure that they do not subject themselves to criminal penalties.”

    more here
    http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-government/lawsuit-challenges-georgias-stand-1411841.html

  • Town

    Go on ‘head, Mrs. Obama & Girls witcha color blocking!

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEy Town! :>) ***BIG HUG** :>)

      ***fist bump*** LOL. – - -LOOKIN’ GOOD – –Like BRIGHTLY COLORED EGGS. :>)

      Good 2 C U. Town! :>)

      • Town

        Good evening!

    • GN

      So true; FLOTUS and the WeeMichelles look beautiful!

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD EVENING Miranda – -***BIG HUG** :>)

    – –What a FUN DAY at the WHITE HOUSE! :>) —Annnd – -GO BO!! LOL.

    Have a good evening. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – —-I was WAITIN’ 4 THEIR REACTION – — -

    – - -Trayvon Martin Case: Martin family attorney responds to cancellation of grand jury – — -

    – — –Florida State Attorney Angela Corey announced today that she will not be taking the Trayvon Martin case before a grand jury. Corey took over the investigation into the February 26 killing of the unarmed Martin by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Sanford, which had been started by State Attorney Norm Wolfinger.

    – –In response to Corey’s announcement that no grand jury will be held, Benjamin Crump, the Martin family attorney, issued the following response:

    We are not surprised by this announcement and, in fact, are hopeful that a decision will be reached very soon to arrest George Zimmerman and give Trayvon Martin’s family the simple justice they have been seeking all along.

    The family has been patient throughout this process and asks that those who support them do the same during this very important investigation.

    – - -SKIP – –

    Corey is not bound by law to hold a grand jury investigation into Martin’s death, which is a legal requirement for first degree murder alone. Corey can bring charges against Zimmerman at any time based on her independent assessment, and has stated that she is not working according to a predetermined timeline.

    SHE BETTA – –COME CORRECTLY!!! – -

    THANK U MARTIN FAMILY. – - –CONTINUED – -CONDOLENCES!! AMEN.

    – - -RIHEP – -T.M. – - -

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – - – -GOOD NEWS 4 Elizabeth Warren – - –BUT – - –

    – - – -Elizabeth Warren outraises Scott Brown in recent fundraising – -

    - — — -This is fantastic news, but Elizabeth Warren is trailing Scott Brown in cash on hand, so please contribute to Elizabeth Warren’s campaign here. We need her:

    (CNN) – Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren raised $6.9 million in the first quarter of 2012, more than doubling incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown’s haul, according to her campaign.

    BEST WISHES – - —

    Check out the “graphic”. LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – - – - -WAY-ELL! – - — YA THINK that they C the ERROR of THEIR FIRST DECISION!?? – - – - –

    – — -Supreme Court Agrees to Reconsider Citizens United
    Ginsburg, Breyer think Montana ruling will be a chance to reverse decision
    – -

    – - -The Supreme Court has agreed to take a case that justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer say will give it a chance to rethink its infamous Citizens United v. FEC decision. The court is being asked to look into a Montana Supreme Court decision stating that its law restricting corporate election spending in state elections is fine, because it “arises from Montana history,” UPI reports. Essentially, Montana is arguing that Citizens United only applies to federal laws and elections, not state ones.

    YES!! – - – -I hope that THIS CASE – –becomes – -LISTED AMONG the CASES that the SCOTUS — –REVERSES!! – –

    WATCHIN’ – - – - —

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda- – -[Apologies ifff a dup] – —- –She coulda USED the —CODES – - – -INSTEAD —-

    – - – -CNN CORRESPONDENT APOLOGIZES

    – - – -Sorry –Computer acting UP. CAIN’T COPY the article. BUT there WAS a VIDEO> :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – - – -FIRST: – – -SHUTTUP ——[ -999%] – - – - -geesh!! – -

    – - -Herman Cain Calls on Romney to Pick Allen West for VP – - -

    – — – - – -After failing at his own attempt at the presidency, Herman Cain is now offering campaign advice to likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

    During an interview with radio host Steve Gill on Monday, Cain called on Romney to pick tea party Rep. Allen West (R-FL) as his vice presidential nominee.

    “He is well spoken,” Cain explained. “He is direct. People in Florida love him. He has a huge following. He is from Florida. Florida is going to be one of those key states. Most importantly, Col. Allen West is a dedicated patriot. He served in the military and he’s willing to serve his country some more. I know that there might be some push back on his part because he’s just in his first term being a United States congressman.”

    “The tea party loves him,” Gills noted. “Being African American, obviously would have an impact.”

    “I think he would be an excellent choice,” Cain agreed.

    – - –He is – —UNBELIEVABLY – —STOOPID!!! – - —

    • Admiral_Komack

      He’s just not ABEL to help himself.

  • lamh35

    Focusing on What’s Important in the Trayvon Martin Case

    One of the sadder aspects of Trayvon Martin’s death is how it’s becoming a touchstone for a nebulous and unresolvable “conversation around race” instead of a touchstone for discussing the horrendous job Martin’s local police department did in investigating his death…

    …For some reason there’s this notion out there that Trayvon was killed on Monday, Al Sharpton showed up on Tuesday, and there were marches on Wednesday. There’s an entire contingent of critics who are much more comfortable attacking Sharpton, or wondering why “black on black” crime doesn’t attract any protests.

    … more importantly the protests aren’t merely about Trayvon Martin’s killing, they are about the failure of a police department to rigorously investigate a crime… At its root, Trayvon Martin’s killing is a law and order case, and you would think conservatives would latch on to that. Instead, with few exceptions, we are being told that the true calamity here is the presence of Al Sharpton.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – —THANK U —REV. AL. – — — – - -

    – - -Sharpton: ‘You Don’t Need a Grand Jury’ to Arrest Zimmerman – - – -

    – - – - -Al Sharpton, who has been in the forefront of calling attention to the Trayvon Martin case, has released a statement about the special prosecutor’s decision today to forego bringing the case before a grand jury.

    It “vindicates the position that we have taken all along—that is you do not need a grand jury to make an arrest of George Zimmerman on probable cause,” he says. “It does not necessarily mean that this arrest will be made immediately. Therefore, we intend to keep the pressure on as we remain cautiously optimistic that this will lead to an arrest.

    – - — THIS – - ->“We will announce a collective strategy at NAN’s Convention this week in Washington as we deal with several sessions and will be joined at some point by the parents of Trayvon Martin who will meet for the first time with the families of Amadou Diallo and Sean Bell as we talk about what we are going to do to correct these inequalities.”

    – - –BRILLIANT STRATEGY!! – - -POWERFUL!!! – - – -BLESS U REV. AL. –

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda — — AHA!! – -NOW –THIS is an EXODUS – –of some – –”BIG BUCKS!!” – - – -LOL! – –

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Withdraws Support From ALEC – - –

    – - – -Following Kraft, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, and Intuit, another influential sponsor of ALEC has withdrawn its support from the right-wing corporate front group. Roll Call reports:

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation today became the latest backer to withdraw financial support for the American Legislative Exchange Council.

    A foundation spokesman told Roll Call that it does not plan to make future grants to the conservative nonprofit, which has come under fire from progressive activists for its support of voter identification laws and other contentious measures.

    The Gates Foundation said it supported ALEC on issues regarding “teacher effectiveness and school finance.” Lee Fang reports the funding could potentially have benefited “Microsoft as privatized charters adopt more technology in the classroom.”
    THERE IS MORE. — – – - – - — – — – —HAH! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – — –WHITEWASHED – –AGAIN! – —NEVA SAW ANY MELANIN on the “TITANIC”- – —–

    – - – -Black passengers add another facet to Titanic story
    A twice-overlooked passenger has local ties
    – - -

    – - – —In preparing his 1997 movie “Titanic” for 3-D, James Cameron reportedly reshot a scene because an astronomer told him that the position of the stars was wrong in the original movie.

    Christine LeBrun, 35, of Palatine, said there’s another historical inaccuracy in Cameron’s original blockbuster that she wishes he’d corrected for the new “Titanic 3D”: He didn’t include any mention of Joseph Laroche, a Haitian-born, French-educated engineer traveling with his family who is believed to be the only black man among the passengers on the Titanic.

    LeBrun recently found out that Laroche is a distant relative.

    The 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking is April 15, and LeBrun says that despite the many accounts about the ill-fated cruise liner, very few have featured Laroche.

    How she came to know about her ancestor is a story that begins in a hair salon in 2000.
    THERE IS MORE. —-

    – -Shoulda KNOWN!! – –WE ALL OVA the PLACE!! LOL.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – - – - -STUDENT STILL – - -SITTIN’ —IN: – - – -

    Pro-Trayvon Protesters Shut Down Sanford Police Department After Barricading Doors – - –

    – - – -Protesters supporting Trayvon Martin shut down the Sanford Police Department on Monday after they barricaded the doors in an act of civil disobedience, The Orlando Sentinel’s Rene Stutzman and Bianca Prieto reports.

    “The city of Sanford hopes the actions of the students will be as peaceful and orderly as the previous rallies and marches have been,” City Manager Norton Bonaparte, Jr. said in an email to the Orlando Sentinel. “We want to be accommodating to all our visitors proving they act in a manner that is respectful to the people of the city.”
    THERE IS MORE.

    THANK U 4 YOUR SUPPORT!! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

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

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