November 1, 2014

Monday Evening Thread: The National Anthem by Dr. Jesse McGuire

Via The Grio

We’re suckers for an original and risky interpretation of the National Anthem, (think Marvin Gaye’s classic NBA All-Star rendition in 1983), and Jesse McGuire’s trumpet playing certainly qualifies  as a new spin on the Star Spangled Banner.

The musician performed a show-stopping version of the song at this past weekend’s Carolina Panthers-San Francisco 49ers NFC playoff fame to rapturous applause and praise.

McGuire has performed for sports crowds many times in the past and toured alongside legends like Wynton Marsalis and the Tower of Power.

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  • rikyrah

    About all these Dems releasing all their emails and faxes with regards to Governor Krispy Kreme:

    All the Dems who haven’t been licking Christie’s boots and have been
    disgusted by watching other Dems kiss his ass….they have been waiting for this moment. They have just been sitting there, seething, waiting for the moment that they can torpedo Gov. Krispy Kreme.

    And hell no, now that they have their opening, they’re going all in.

    This isn’t done….no way, no how.

    They’re just getting started.

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

      Peep this statement from Sweeney:

      “This Thursday, I plan on calling the Senate into session to establish a special committee that will specifically examine the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. This would be a bipartisan committee with subpoena power. Senator Loretta Weinberg, who first challenged the Port Authority to explain the closures and who first proposed the use of subpoenas to investigate the growing scandal, will take the lead in the Senate as chair of the committee.

      “There are still more questions than answers and we cannot rest until we know exactly what happened in Fort Lee. We plan to work collaboratively with our Assembly colleagues and the committee they have created to get to the bottom of this as soon as possible.”
      ——————————————————————

      Codey called it! A comment on another blog:

      “And those power brokers have far more sway in the senate where Sweeney, and allies like Stack, can carry Christie’s water and impede the Assembly investigation.”

      • qosine

        Codey’s anti-CC and Sweeney’s pro-CC, Sepia?

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

          Yep.

    • MsKitty

      When all is said and done I think you will see a split in the NJ Democratic party, which is fine by me. It’s well past time to take these party bosses down because they have way too control. You can’t even run for dog catcher here without kissing their rings. The treatment of Barbara Buono put a national spotlight on that.

  • creolechild

    Maryland Will Limit Hospital Charges Statewide

    [....] Over the next five years, it will try to keep hospital charges from growing faster than the average growth rate of Maryland’s economy, saving Medicare $330 million.The state will also transform how hospitals get paid, from billing for each service provided—an incentive for doctors to order more tests and treatments—to getting paid for keeping people well. That’s an idea that Medicare, the federal insurance program for the elderly, is testing across the country with groups of doctors and hospitals.[....]

    Maryland is the only state where a state commission sets hospital prices for all payers—that is, private insurers and Medicare pay the same thing. It’s similar to how state utility commissions set the rates for electric companies. The arrangement, which dates to the 1970s, requires a waiver from Medicare to pay Maryland hospitals different rates than the rest of the country.That agreement is being updated under the new deal.[....]

    Read more: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-13/maryland-will-limit-hospital-charges-statewide#r=hp-ls

    H/T John Tozzi

  • rikyrah

    Fox Announces Spring Premiere Dates for 24: Live Another Day, Surviving Jack and More

    Jack Bauer’s latest day from hell will commence this May.

    Fox announced Monday that its 12-episode event series, 24: Live Another Day, will premiere with a special two-hour episode on Monday, May 5, before settling into its regular Monday-at-9/8c time period on Monday, May 12.

    24: LAD will find Kiefer Sutherland’s clock-watcher attempting to thwart an unthinkable terrorist attack in London (where the series will be set)

    http://tvline.com/2014/01/13/24-live-another-day-premiere-date/

    • EpiphanySweet

      Love me some Jack Bauer.

  • rikyrah
    • JojoRaze

      My nephew is still on Child Health Plus, but he’s rearing to join the exchange in the Fall when he turns 19. He had to get that $1000 covers nothing plan the college offered because he was from out-of-state and they wouldn’t accept his NYS SCHIP. He can’t wait to sign up and considers it his civic duty since people like him is what’s gonna keep health care reform afloat.

      I already told him to get a silver plan because it will cover more and this was before FLOTUS and POTUS were telling moms, and aunties to tell their kids to get it together and her signed up.

      • qosine

        “His civic duty” — marvelous JoJoRaze

        • JojoRaze

          That’s what he said, not me. I wanted to grab him and kiss him like he was five, but I refrained.

  • rikyrah

    igorvolsky

    @igorvolsky

    Follow

    New Obamacare numbers:

    2.2M in private coverage
    30% ages 0-34;
    24% ages 18-34 (enrollment for this group increased 8x in Dec!)

    3:00 PM – 13 Jan 2014

  • rikyrah
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  • creolechild

    New York City Will Use Bagel Scraps, Pizza Crusts, And Other Food Waste To Heat Homes

    [....] In a new pilot program, New York is collecting food waste and trucking it to a wastewater treatment plant in Brooklyn, where it will eventually be generating enough heat for more than 5,000 homes. The wastewater treatment plant already produces some energy. Biogas produced during the treatment process helps power the plant itself, though right now, the excess is flared into the atmosphere–not a great idea since methane is a potent greenhouse gas.

    Now, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection is hooking up with a local utility to capture that extra gas. And by adding food waste to the mix, they’ll be able to generate more natural gas energy and keep New Yorkers toasty in the winter. The program will start by collecting food waste from school cafeterias, since the public school system has a reliable and steady supply of trash. Eventually, the plant will be able to process around 500 tons of food waste per day, which represents about 15% of the organic trash in the city. The rest will be composted.

    Read more: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3024682/new-york-city-will-use-bagel-scraps-pizza-crusts-and-other-food-waste-to-heat-homes

    H/T Adele Peters

    • qosine

      Great idea.

  • creolechild

    CareFusion to Pay the Government $40.1 Million to Resolve Allegations That Include More Than $11 Million in Kickbacks to One Doctor

    [....] The settlement resolves a lawsuit filed by Dr. Cynthia Kirk, a former vice president of regulatory affairs for the Infection Prevention
    Business Unit of CareFusion, under the qui tam, or whistleblower, provisions of the False Claims Act, which allow private citizens with knowledge of false claims to file suit on behalf of the government and to share in any recovery. The whistleblower’s, or relator’s, share in this case is $3.26 million.[....]

    Read more: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/January/14-civ-021.html

    H/T U.S. Department of Justice

  • lamh36

    @GabbySidibeFollow
    To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night. #JK

  • qosine

    Ok. If I hear one more “Pardon Snowden,” I’m going to
    never stop screaming. )&^(*&%(!!!

  • gn

    I’d need to see the tape before opining:

    Kanye West just attacked an 18-year-old guy inside the waiting room of a chiropractor’s office … after the guy allegedly called Kanye the N-word … TMZ has learned.

    Kim was at a Beverly Hills medical building when she was swarmed by photogs. We’re told the guy allegedly tried to help Kim get in the building, as he started screaming, “F**k these fa**ot-ass n****rs”” — referring to the paparazzi. Kim then told him it was not appropriate to use the N-word. We’re told he then screamed at her, “F**k you bitch. Just trying to help you. Shut up n****r lover, stupid slut.”

    Apparently that got Kim hot as fish grease … she watched the guy walk into an office. As they were walking we’re told the guy continued berating Kim. She dialed Kanye on his cell, and when the guy realized Kanye was on the phone he allegedly said, “F**k you N****r.” Kanye — who had just arrived at the building — then met up with Kim.

    Sources say Kanye and Kim rushed into the waiting room of chiropractor Richard Hill and found the 18-year-old sitting there. Witnesses say Kanye punched the guy and Kim screamed, “We have it all on tape.”

    http://www.tmz.com/2014/01/13/kanye-west-fight-n-word-n-lover-beverly-hills-chiropractor/#ixzz2qKZLsP00

    • jds09

      We have it all on tape? I wouldn’t put it pass them.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I want to see the tape. I want to see the tape.

      • gn

        Yup, me too. I don’t have a shred of sympathy for this kid if this account is true, but it doesn’t really add up to me.

        • GOVCHRIS1988

          I mean, I’m like this. If it IS true, dude should have got his ass tore up. But, this IS Kanye we talkin bout…….

    • qosine

      Who writes TMZ copy?
      Let’s see the tape.

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

      Ratings for “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” are down significantly. Just saying.

      • gn

        Ha, great point! Just seems so completely and utterly random, and the story as presented so far doesn’t make sense, and has little contradictions.

      • Miranda

        And there ya have it.

    • Alma98

      I heard that he called Kim a nigger lover, we’ll see.

  • creolechild

    Oh noes…..

    Are Warmer Waters Causing Starfish to Disintegrate?

    All along the West Coast it looks like starfish are melting. Marine
    researchers and beach-goers have observed the same thing — the stretched and grotesquely distorted bodies of starfish, missing limbs and barely recognizable.[....] First documented off the coast of British Columbia this summer, in a large population of sunflower seastars, there have since been similar reports of die-offs all the way from Alaska down to California. And the disease isn’t limited to just one species of starfish — at least eight others have been affected. Starfish on the East Coast haven’t been safe either, with reports of outbreaks of the syndrome dating back to 2011.

    Dr. Chris Mah, an echinoderm expert at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History explained that while the exact agent causing the disease — virus, bacteria, fungus — has yet to be determined, warmer waters are likely making the starfish more vulnerable to whatever the pathogen is. Many pathogens also grow more quickly in warmer water.[....]

    Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/13/3155671/starfish-disintegrating-west-coast/

    H/T Joanna M. Foster

  • lamh36

    Love her and her TWA! Beautiful! Def best dressed of the night, IMHO

    @foxsearchlight 1h

    .@Lupita_Nyongo arriving at our #GoldenGIobes after party last night! #12YearsASlave pic.twitter.com/EhaelCOu6l

  • creolechild

    Follow the money…and then claw it back.

    Record year for Ohio charter school failures is unnerving proponents

    The charter school movement in Ohio has to contend with a rash of failing schools in Columbus. Of the 17 that failed last year — an
    unprecedented number, according to the Columbus Dispatch — nine only managed to remain open for a few months before failing, leaving students scrambling to find a new school. Since 1997, 29 percent of Ohio’s charter schools have closed, the Dispatch reported. The median life of an Ohio charter school is four years.

    A handful of large corporate charter school operators appear to be responsible for wide swaths of the problem[....] The North Central Ohio Educational Service Center also sponsored 21 other community schools in Ohio. In 2013, the firm attempted to open 16
    community schools, including six schools that failed to open or closed within a few weeks of opening. Four more NCOESC schools should never have opened, according to Ross, as they were closed or not renewed by other sponsors. At least four schools are suffering from fiscal problems.

    Several of the firm’s schools owe Ohio money for funding received based on inflated enrollment estimates, the release said.

    Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/12/record-year-for-ohio-charter-school-failures-is-unnerving-proponents/

    H/T George Chidi

    • rikyrah

      keep on telling you…they’re nothing but a SCAM

      • creolechild

        A scam pushed by individuals and corporations trying to divert funds from public schools. I know…

  • creolechild

    Elderly Man Whose Wife Just Passed Surprises Young Couple on First Meal Out Alone

    An older man named Lee had just lost his wife of 43 years but instead
    of crying in his entree, he looked around the restaurant on his first
    night dining out alone and became inspired by a young couple in love.
    He paid for their meal, scribbling a touching note on a napkin…

    “You don’t know me, but my beautiful wife of 43 years died last
    week. Tonight I dined alone for the first time. You remind me of us many years ago. Please allow me to buy your dinner.. It will put a smile on Carol’s face and make me happy… for now. Happy New Year!”[....]

    Read more:http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/inspired/wife-of-43-years-died-so-man-buys-young-couple-a-meal.html

    H/T Elite Daily and GNN

    • rikyrah

      that is so sad and so sweet at the same time

    • AxelFoley

      Someone cut up an onion in here? My eyes are watering for some reason.

  • creolechild

    Ok, I’m done…time to go eat some ice cream before I get sent to the Bad Lounge for the rest of the month.

    Christians Put Out ‘Jesus Christ Is My N**GA’ Rap To Convert Youth (VIDEO)

    Just when you think the people out there crusading to bring our youth over to the side of Christ can sink no lower, they do. The Pastor and Mrs. Colerick of the West Debuque (IA) 2nd Church of Christ have put out a horrific video through their church’s Youth Outreach Program, entitled “Rappin for Jesus.” In it, they try to act “fly” like today’s youth, which would be fine, I guess, in a corny, embarrassing sort of way, but the real horror comes when they say- get this- Jesus Christ is my N*GGA. Yes, they really say that. And they say it over and over, because it is a part of the chorus. Oh, and did I forget to mention that they are white?

    The thing is, this is one of those times when the oppressed minority
    gets to use words and terms that the majority just shouldn’t touch,
    ever. That word, and any variations of it, has a horrible, violent
    history. People need to learn that if you are not a member of the
    minority who is oppressed by it, you don’t get to use it, ever. Hell, I am a member of that minority, and I don’t use it. It’s just too much. There is just too much history there for me to find it to be acceptable.[....]

    Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/01/13/jesus-ngga-rap-church-outreach/

    H/T Shannon Barber

    • qosine

      Ugh

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

      *smdh*

    • AxelFoley

      SMH
      Wow. Just…I can’t even…

  • rikyrah

    Ashlee Simpson Engaged To Evan Ross: See The Ring
    Singer confirmed she and her ‘baby love’ are ready to tie the knot.
    By Emily Blake

    Looks like Ashlee Simpson has found love again.

    Two years after a very public divorce from ex-husband and Fall Out Boy frontman Pete Wentz, the “Pieces of Me” singer confirmed on Monday (January 13) that she and boyfriend and “baby love” Evan Ross are tying the knot.

    “My baby love and I are ENGAGED!!! Hallelujah Hawaii !!!!!” Simpson wrote, sharing a photo of the two of them and what looks to be a very heavy ring on her left hand.

    https://twitter.com/ashleesimpson/status/422890145121984512/photo/1

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

      I guess.

      • rikyrah

        BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

      • rikyrah

        Where’s Town.

        She called this awhile ago.

        • Town

          $$$$$$$$$$

    • MsKitty

      Less than six degrees of separation from Jessica Simpson and The Boss.

      The Lord works in mysterious ways.

      • rikyrah

        LOL

      • AxelFoley

        Ok, it just hit me that that’s Diana’s boy. I didn’t recognize him at first.
        When the HELL did this hookup happen?

  • TyrenM

    Most of us here know Hillary ain’t shit and would be a serious downgrade from President Obama. That said, The Hill article coming on top of Bridgegate? They compare Hillary to Nixon. That’s some desperate shit. Cracked up reading that. I don’t see myself reading The Hill everyday. I’m glad y’all do so I don’t have to.

    • qosine

      The Hill’s straight up right winger.
      Always stirring stuff up.
      PBO, HRC are like fresh raw meat to those creeps.
      They expect the comment sharks to share all around
      the net. Emo-libertarian-Tea Party hell hole.

  • rikyrah
    • MsKitty

      That death glare that Miles is giving off is too much. Kenny G should have been splayed out on the floor.

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD MONDAY EVENIN’ Miranda♥/POU FAM♥ – – -***BIG HUG** :>) – -[I'm in the RED seat. LOL]

    ***lookin’ around 4 the maddenin’ crowd***- -Where — “AIR”-body??

    — –UH! OH! — The REGULAR Season is –OVA. — – LOL – —

    – –***WELP – –Goin’ backHOME*** –☺http://www.animationplayhouse.com/bug20and20granny.gif

    – – -BTW — – -Saaaaaaaang – – -“BROTHA McGure. :>) – –

    – – – – -ENJOY: – – -☺http://cdn.sheknows.com/articles/2012/11/chili-hot-dog-bar-horiz.jpg

    – – – – – — — ☺http://fasab.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/sodas.jpg

    • qosine

      You look so cute in your red seat, GreenLady.
      Why, it’s like you’re invisible. lol
      I def liked your comment re: demo Twitter.
      They really want to see how it works, but
      our meeting places have either had a) wi fi
      not working or b) nobody knows the code
      Argggg. So hunting down code now.

      • GreenLadyHere

        La Qosine — LOL – — -Thank . LOL – –

        -Ifff U/Someone can do so – -U can USE a phone as a “HOTSPOT”. — –
        I do that @ schools 2 avoid usin’ THEIR –RESTRICTIVE – -Wi-Fi- :>)
        — -☺http://www.geeksontour.com/images4rvnet/200809/20080115-8.JPG

        • qosine

          OHHH, ok. Thank you!

          • GreenLadyHere

            Qosine – –My Pleasure. :>)

            Hope it werks :>)

  • Alma98

    Serena breezed through her 1rst match at the Australian Open.
    Venus lost yesterday.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Alma – – -Thank U. :>)
      PRAYIN’ 4 Venus. :>) — – She fights through her –infirmity. – – -BLESS HER♥ —

      — -☺http://img.pandawhale.com/post-4275-y5hH.gif — CONGRATS — Ms. Serena♥

      • TyrenM

        Hold that thought! We got 2 weeks ta go.
        Still ranks as among best Olympic pics ever.

        • GreenLadyHere

          TyrenM – – -:>) Thanks 4 the CAUTION. – – -:>)

          Guess I OVA-USE it. :>) – -HUH? :>)
          I post it — “AIR”time she –GET that “W”. :>)

          — Just sooo HAPPY 4 her. :>)

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

    Guuuurl…..

    Aide Fired by Christie Is Called Loyal Team Player, Not Rogue Operative
    By DAVID W. CHEN
    January 13, 2014

    Bridget Anne Kelly is devastated that Gov. Chris Christie denounced her as stupid and a liar — but she also is distraught over how much her actions have damaged him politically.

    Unheard of a week ago, now a caricature of a political attack dog, Ms. Kelly, the deputy chief of staff to Mr. Christie who was fired for her role in the retaliatory lane closings at the George Washington Bridge, has described her ouster and vilification as surreal, like an “out-of-body experience,” according to her close friends.

    The experience has been so traumatic, they said, that Ms. Kelly fled her Bergen County, N.J., home, leaving behind her four children, as reporters continued staking out the residence and that of her parents. And with more subpoenas expected this week, the next time Ms. Kelly appears in public could well be under oath.

    MORE: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/01/14/nyregion/aide-fired-by-christie-is-called-loyal-team-player-not-rogue-operative.html?partner=socialflow&smid=tw-nytmetro&_r=1&referrer=

    • qosine

      “Loyal team player” with 4 children.
      I believe she will do what’s in the best interest of them,
      not CC.

    • jds09

      Really? The first paragraph implies she’s gonna take the full hit on this. Time will tell. And the first paragraph doesn’t make sense with the timeline.

      • conlakappa

        Going for the highest bidder?

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia♥ — – – -THIS: –Bridget Anne Kelly is devastated that Gov. Chris Christie denounced her
      as stupid and a liar — but she also is distraught over how much her
      actions have damaged him politically.
      – – –

      – – -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O8gTib5rnw
      – –Will – -DO THANGS — DO THANGS — 4 IT! – –

      –Was that 2nd part – -a FAUX-pology?? — – LOL – -

    • rikyrah

      She better get hip, and quick that her jazz better get a good lawyer. She is being hung out to dry. The kind of dry that makes you unemployable, or sends your azz to JAIL. IF she is delusional and thinks that Gov. Krispy Kreme is looking out for her……….
      Bytch, WAKE UP

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

        She needs to unleash them
        Miss Ann tears and lawyer up!

    • Miranda

      “Ms. Kelly fled her Bergen County, N.J., home, leaving behind her four children, as reporters continued staking out the residence and that of her parents. ”

      ———————-
      Bitch please! WOMAN UP! You gone let this mofo cause you to abandon your babies?? Oh you are such a sorry ass heifer! Crying ass Becky can’t handle it now that the shit hit the fan…pathetic ass!

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

        OK! Note that she’s more concerned about how he feels about her, and how this will affect him? And she left her kids??? Nah, something ain’t right.

        • Alma98

          Either she’s scared to death of him or like you and Keith Sweat said something, something, something just ain’t right lol.

        • qosine

          Hmmmm.
          Seem close, don’t they?

          • AxelFoley

            Closer than close.

    • TyrenM

      Nowhere to run to baby. Nowhere to hide!

      • GreenLadyHere

        TyrenM – –Uhhh – – -U RANG? – – -:>)

        – –☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17yfqxoSTFM
        — -ENJOY. – :>)- — “Ole Skool” – – -Woo! Hoo! :>)

    • Admiral_Komack

      “I won’t be ignored, Dan…I mean, Chris.”

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ –TWEETIN’ – – -TRUTH :>) –

    — -☺http://obamacaresignups.net/spreadsheet — [WAY-ELL - -I got it from a Tweet. :>)]

    — ☺@nycjim
    Bergen Record profiles Christie aide who wrote “time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.” http://bit.ly/1ai34Or pic.twitter.com/9gjQcWScFc

    – – -☺@sahilkapur
    Senate confirms Robert Wilkins, Obama’s 4th and final nominee to the DC Circuit. Why that’s a BFD: http://bit.ly/18dxouC
    Retweeted by amk4obama Woo! Hoo! :>)
    View summary

    – – -☺@petesouza
    Pres Obama meets w PM Rajoy of Spain today in Oval Office pic.twitter.com/MbMrYw0ZPv

    – -☺ @NancyPelosi

    Notice anything about the House Republicans who are attacking women’s health in Congress this week? #StopHR7 pic.twitter.com/75Oa8oOsEc

    – – -[GIT! - - -GIT! - - GIT - -'EM - -Ms. Nancy :Smash!" ]- -HAH!

    — -☺@TuxcedoCat
    No problems reported with ‘Obamacare’ so @chucktodd is spending time on lack of problems with Obamacare. #DRD #MakesNoFuckingSense #GOP – – – – -LOL! —HAH! – –
    MORE L8R :>)

  • Miranda

    What is Bitter Boyce whining about now?

    https://twitter.com/drboycewatkins1/status/422884702790631424

    • qosine

      Nice POU
      PragmaticObotsUnite ‏@PragObots3h
      @drboycewatkins1 2. U criticize Blks 4 allegedly supporting PBO cuz he’s Blk,but u want PBO 2support a candidate cuz they’re Blk. #
      https://twitter.com/drboycewatkins1/status/422884702790631424

      • Miranda

        And now Boyce pouts. LOL

        • qosine

          LOL

      • AxelFoley

        They just don’t see their hypocrisy in their attacks on PBO.
        And this nukka is supposed to be an intellectual?

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — -PROPS 2 msnbc – — 4 Being – – “SUPER SLEUTHS” :>)

    — -☺http://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/cms/lib3/GA01000373/Centricity/Domain/731/j0356797.gif – — –

    “KK” — -is – – — –☺http://img9.joyreactor.com/pics/post/gif-USA-new-jersey-1025979.gif
    – – -Goin’ – – -
    D – – –
    – – – ———– – — – – – -O
    – – —— – – – — – – – — – – – W

    – – — – – — — — — — —– – — — -N – – —-UH! —- OH! :>)

  • Miranda

    U.S. posts $53 billion surplus in December

    Fannie, Freddie payments help largest December surplus on record

    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The U.S. government recorded a record budget surplus of $53 billion in December, the Treasury Department reported Monday, helping to bring the government’s deficit down 41% in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

    Nearly $40 billion in payments from government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Maeand Freddie Mac contributed to the surplus, the largest on record for the month of December. Tax receipts were also up 5% in the month.

    The deficit for October, November and December was $174 billion, $120 billion below the year-ago period, reflecting continued improvement in the economy, increased tax revenue and lower spending.

    more here: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-posts-53-billion-surplus-in-december-2014-01-13

    • jds09

      PBO’s State of the Union address will be off the chain. lol

      • goldenstar

        PARTAY!!!

    • qosine

      Thank you Mr. President!!
      “helping to bring the government’s deficit
      down 41% in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.”

  • JB20005

    What’s the difference between Chris Christie and the Hindenburg?

    One is a giant nazi gas bag who went down in flames in New Jersey.

    The other was a zeppelin.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –Jus’ — Musin’ – – -A SONG 4 “KK” – –
    — -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXuqdSAHhXM LOL

  • Miranda

    Admiral? Tyren? Axel? Woody? Alex? y’all in WV? GovChris? Apparently if you’re a black man in WV, you’re a suspect.

    Sheriff’s Department Looks for a ‘Black Man’ in ‘Suspicious Activity’

    A suspect in West Virginia was initially identified only as a “black man.” Yes, really.
    http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/01/_black_man_person_of_interest_in_suspicious_activity.html?wpisrc=topstories

    • Alma98

      I read this at BJ, apparently it was a mistake made by the newspaper. Cole posted an update and it’s hilarious. People were calling the sheriff with sarcastic stuff like ( a black man walked past my house) lol. Some were pissed he finally went to the paper and made them fix it.

      http://www.balloon-juice.com/2014/01/13/good-news-from-the-cjr/

      • AxelFoley

        LOLOLOLOLOLOL

    • goldenstar

      WV has a mob of white men who committed a series of crimes against the public in Charleston and they still don’t know when they will be safe. And, this state is going after a solitary black man?

      • Alma98

        The newspaper made mistake.

    • AxelFoley

      LOL, I’ve been through WV once back in ’95 on my way back home to VA from the midwest. Pretty state, but I ain’t stop for shit.

  • Miranda

    This is the world the NRA wants everyone to live in….one where every minor insignificant difference is settled with a death by gunshot.
    ————————-
    Texting leads to Tampa theater shooting; retired cop charged
    Jan. 13, 2014 6:12 PM | 4 Comments

    A man and his wife were shot at a Wesley Chapel movie theater after an apparent argument over texting Monday afternoon.

    Chad Oulson, one of the victims, lost his life as a result of the incident, and his wife, Nicole is at a local hospital after being shot in the hand, Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco updated Monday evening.

    Sheriff Nocco also identified the shooting suspect as 71-year-old Curtis Reeves, a retired Tampa Police Officer.

    more here: http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20140113/NEWS01/140113009/Texting-leads-Tampa-theater-shooting-retired-cop-charged

    • Alma98

      WTH! is wrong with people? This old gun nut could have shot even more people if the off duty cop wasn’t there.

    • qosine

      Exactly.
      Over a text message!
      71-year-old retired Tampa Police Officer

  • Alma98

    Night all.

    • GreenLadyHere

      – -Alma –The SETTING SUN – – -4 U :>)
      – — – – –☺http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tE1SQKqQST4/TdARuZyYe3I/AAAAAAAABRg/8sOhbO3vaII/s1600/x1.gif

    • qosine

      Night Alma.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —-NO JUSTICE — -4 “PEACE” Officers! – –

    – — California police officers found NOT GUILTY of murdering a homeless man by piling on top of him while he screamed for air – – –

    — -An Orange County, California jury deliberated for just one day before clearing two former Fullerton police officers on Monday of beating and tasing a mentally ill homeless man to death in 2011.

    Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli were charged with the 2011 death of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas, who died at a hospital five days after a violent struggle with police that was captured on videotape.

    The acquittals came despite what appeared to be damning footage of the officers continuing to beat Thomas as he screamed out for his father 30 times, begged for air and apologized.

    Ramos was the first officer in Orange County ever charged with murder while on duty.
    THERE IS MORE – – – – -I just can’t – – — -***tears***

    – -RIHEP. CONDOLENCES 2 Family/Friends. AMEN♥ — -

    • isonprize

      damn shame. legal murder…

      • GreenLadyHere

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        – – -I am –SEETHING!! — –Sooo – –SORRY 4 the family. —–AMEN♥

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    • Worldwatcher7

      Absolutely disgusting.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – –CONGRATULATIONS R In ORDER :>) – – –

    – — -James Earl Jones To Cameo on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ – —

    — — –*James Earl Jones is set to make a guest appearance on TV’s No. 1 comedy.
    The actor and his “Star Wars” co-star Carrie Fisher will both cameo as themselves in an upcoming episode of “The Big Bang Theory,” reports TVLIne.com.

    The pair — who played Darth Vader and played Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” respectively — will cross paths with Sheldon (Jim Parsons).

    THERE IS MORE – —

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    – – -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_AMRTVJ3nU —
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  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – —-CONGRATULATIONS – –A FIRST!! :>) – –

    – – -Dr. Elmira Mangum Selected to Become FAMU’s 11th President – – –

    — -The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Board of Trustees has selected Dr. Elmira Mangum, 60, to serve as the institution’s 11th president. Upon confirmation by the Board of Governors, Mangum will make history as the first woman in FAMU’ s 126-year legacy to be installed as a permanent president.

    “Dr. Mangum brings to FAMU the experience, expertise and energy needed to lead the university into the next phase of its great legacy,” -said Trustee Karl White, chair of the presidential search committee. “She emerged from a noteworthy pool of applicants as the candidate who the Board believes is the best fit for this pivotal season in the university’s history.”

    Since 2010, Mangum served as vice president for planning and budget at Cornell University, an Ivy League research institution. While at Cornell, Mangum was the senior administrator charged with managing the university’s resources and annual budgeting process. She has been credited with helping the university overcome a structural deficit that impacted the university after the economic downturn.

    “I would like to thank the members of the Board of Trustees, the faculty, the students, the staff, the alumni association and the community for the faith expressed in me through this recommendation. It is an honor to be recommended from among such an accomplished field of candidates,” Mangum said.
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  • GreenLadyHere