July 22, 2014

Monday Open Thread: African-American Playwrights

This week’s open threads will focus on African-American Playwrights. 

 

Tanya Barfield (raised in Portland, Oregon) is an African-American playwright and actress whose works have been presented both nationally and internationally with such festivals and companies as the Arena Stage, The Royal Court Theatre, the New York Theatre Workshop, Seattle Repertory Theatre and the Hartford Stage.

Her plays include: 121° West, Blue Door, Defacing Patriotic Property, Dent, Foul Play, The Houdini Act, Medallion, Of Girl & Wolf and Wanting North, Pecan Tan, The Quick, Snapshot and Without Skin or Breathlessness. She authored a book for a children’s musical entitled Civil War: The First Black Regiment.

Before becoming a playwright, Ms. Barfield was a solo performer, appearing in her one-woman show Without Skin or Breathlessness. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School’s Playwriting Program and a recipient of the Helen Merrill Emerging Playwrights Award.

She received a 2005 Honorable Mention for the Kesselring Prize for Drama, a 2006 Lark Play Development/NYSCA grant and she has been twice been a Finalist for the Princess Grace Award. She has been commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, Center Theatre Group, South Coast Repertory, Primary Stages and Geva Theatre Center.

In the 2006-2007 season, her play, Blue Door, was produced at Playwrights Horizons, South Coast Repertory; Seattle Repertory, Berkeley Repertory, Harare International Festival of the Arts, Zimbabwe (HIFA). Blue Door is published by Dramatists Play Service. Blue Door was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

On June 29, 2008, her play Of Equal Measure, NAACP Theatre Awards nominee, premiered at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, California through the sponsorship of the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

**Information courtesy of Wikipedia.org**

  • Rhoda

    Good Morning, everyone!

    So, I’m watching Morning Joke and he is pissed off! I know why, because of the Republican house leadership involvement they can’t get at POTUS over this Petraeus mess. This New Yorker summary by Jane Mayer gets to the heart of the matter: who the hell drop kicked Petraeus out? Because, this was a political hit job.

    This is my theory.

    This all started in the summer with an investigation by the FBI, Jill Kelly apparently had a friend in the Tampa office and was freaked out by some emails she was getting. Apparently, she had no idea who they were from but were threatening. Andrea Mitchell alluded to the fact she’s seen them; and an investigation was begun that led to the affair being uncovered. No one did anything wrong; so that was the end of the matter until a rouge FBI agent went to House Republican leadership who turned to the FBI Director.

    Now, apparently Cantor said he just informed the FBI Director of the facts but as Mayer points out in her summary the man knew. You don’t go after the director of the CIA and the director of the FBI not know! I suspect, Cantor wanted to blow this shit up in the press and was told he’d be attacked and given the national security interests he’d likely be breaking laws which is why we heard NOTHING but the facts were floating out there.

    So, Morning Joke was trying to say obviously the White House HAD to have known. But that is undercut by the fact Republican leadership knew. I suspect, Cantor and the Republican leadership were drawn into this story by the FBI to create an untenable political situation to get rid of Petraeus. And I suspect Eric Holder and the WH took the opportunity to clean house; because getting rid of Petraeus completely means getting rid of the neocons and in such a way that it’s going to be hard for him to make trouble for the WH in the next four years.

    I’m telling you, the way Petraeus (who ran roughshod over the Bush White House and controlled the village to the point were people were about to crown him the ’12 Republican nominee) has been marginalized is amazing. And it all started with his transfer to the CIA and now he’s been removed from there. And I don’t believe it was all coincidence.

    JMHO

    This is going to be gone by the end of the week and by next week, the Benghazi story will be played out. And Republicans are gnashing their teeth that they have nothing to impeach POTUS over, lol.

    I can not wait for the HBO miniseries of this administration. The movie is going to be something!

    • morphus

      Do you really think this ‘outing’ will go away before these ‘murky areas’ [jurnos' term not mine] are explained? There’s still stuff where RED ALERT LIGHTS and FOGHORNS are going off … Jill Kelley, unpaid, State Department liaison to the military’s Joint Special Operations Command; and Jill Kelley’s lawyer twin sister who specifically represents whistleblowers

      • Rhoda

        It won’t go away, but like Benghazi IMO it will become a second burner issue. The right will keep plugging away hoping to get a spark for impeachment but the MSM will fade off the story quickly IMO because of their attachment to Petraeus and the fact this can’t be only at POTUS’ door; the Republican leadership knew too.

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

      I caught a little bit of Morning Joke and Joe was trying his best to blame Eric Holder, too.

      Back to the New Yorker story….The FBI employee told Rep. David Reichert first, then told Cantor? So TWO Repubs knew about this and said nothing and the media is ignoring this? Hmm…

      I find it very interesting that this whistle blower decided to go straight to the GOP.

      • Rhoda

        I caught that too; I guess they figure they can start with Holder again and see if they can hit POTUS that way again.

        Failed once; they will again. Eric Holder knows how the game is played; it’s why I hope he stays on as AG. He knows that building and where the traps are for him and POTUS. He’s helped the White House ENORMOUSLY.

      • aleth

        How is Eric holder involved?

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

          The NYT reports that “high-level officials” in FBI and DOJ were told about Petraeus’ affair in late summer, so of course Joe immediately tries to bring Holder into the mix. However, the NYT article also says this:

          “It was at that point — sometime in the late summer — that lower-level Justice Department officials notified supervisors that the case had become more complicated, and the Criminal Division’s Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section began working on the investigation as well.”

          http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/us/us-officials-say-petraeuss-affair-known-in-summer.html?pagewanted=3&_r=1&pagewanted=all&

        • GreenLadyHere

          GOOD MornTin. aleth. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

          ***sigh*** SEVERAL THEORIES: – — –

          -☻ – -HE BLAH —Let’s BLAME HIM til we can BLAME MR. PRESIDENT
          – -☻He said that he might NOT stay on as AG. BUT let’s tryta destroy him so that he cain’t take any other position [uhhhh --like SCOTUS]
          – -☻We MISSED gettin’ him in the — “Fast annnd Furious” matter.

          Jus’ ‘CAUSE. . . . . —-***shakin’ my head*** – -

          Good 2 C U aleth. :>)

        • Admiral_Komack

          Only in a wingnut fantasy.

      • conlakappa

        What, and not Susan Rice? I thought all roads lead to her too! The two Rs knowing and not doing anything says to me (1) they tried mightily to tie it to the President and could not and/or (2) they both have their own jumpoffs and were busily getting rid of all evidence of them. Third, they were trying to cue up Johnny Orange’s various jumpoffs and cocktail waitresses and will see reveals about them like soon! Okay, okay, I was kidding with the third choice. Kind of..

        • MsKitty

          Have we ever seen Mrs. Orange Glo though? When Boehner became Speaker, I read in an article that his wife has a life in Ohio and never steps foot in DC period. It would be easy to speculate from that it’s a marriage in name only, and he has his share of the ladies. How he can keep up with them with all the booze in his system, who knows.

          • conlakappa

            Here’s a bad picture of her: http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/11/republicans_ride_voter_unrest.html

            There are enough rumors about his alleged poon houndosity, including one about him and a lobbyist that surfaced in 2010. Think of him as being Tiger with less area codes!

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

            I remember that. Some reporter asked Boehner about the affair allegations and he looked like he shayted hisself.

          • GN

            I would be unsurprised if all of them were hos..

          • conlakappa

            A perk of power, just like a free parking space near their office buildings, cheap healthcare, and being able to go to the front of the airport line!

        • sagittarius

          Johnny Orange probably only has cocktail waitresses. Just a guess, but I think an inoperative booze soaked limp noodle doesn’t lend itself to attracting jumpoffs.

          • conlakappa

            But so did Tiger! I think it’s an issue of the power dynamic or something. As I mentioned, Orange was allegedly bumping uglies with a lobbyist as well. I don’t know what industry but reading about it brought back uncomfortable memories for me–I was a lobbyist and found that staff could get weird about “hey, let’s have lunch!” I’m like, um, are you going to sponsor the legislation I’m talking to you about or not? It was awkward for me. It was like female lobbyist = ho and male lobbyist = old guy handing over money. I also met Diaper Dave. No, he didn’t suggest lunch but I still cannot get my hand clean from shaking his hand! I met him after his freaketry was revealed and he was just another member of Congress but when I learned about it… ack, to the bleach again!

    • rikyrah

      You all watch Morning Joke so I don’t have to.

      But, I totally believe someone in the CIA dropped that dime.

      And, yes, I believe the GOP thought they’d be able to use this against the President…

      but, LOL….no, I don’t think so.

      • conlakappa

        I’ll agree to disagree on the first part but co-sign the second!

      • JojoRaze

        I agree with you fully rikyrah. I think the leaks from the Repubs on Benghazi ticked CIA people off. I think Petraeus was the one who messed up Benghazi and the CIA was mad that his folks were leaking stuff when PBO was just like “Everybody calm down. This is a mistake; keep moving and keep quiet.”

        Petraeus wasn’t keeping his end of the bargain to keep quiet so folk in the CIA dug into his background and found out he’s a hoe whose sidepieces were fighting so q.e.d, one of the sidepieces reported the harrassment to the FBI and the CIA was like “Alright, now. Eureka and good riddance!”

        The House Repubs had heard about the adultery in Oct from one of their leakers in the CIA/FBI and was trying to figure a way to not get this exposed b/c it would ruin their PBO had folk killed at Benghazi, but it blew up.

      • Admiral_Komack

        I agree, because, in my opinion, those in the CIA did not think he fit the culture.

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

    Morning POU!

    You know how media pundunces are saying PBO should give Romney a position in his administration to help smooth things over with the business community? Well, according to this NYT article, it’s not necessary because corporate execs are on the same page as PBO:

    “On Wednesday, Mr. Obama will meet with corporate executives at the White House as he uses the nation’s fiscal problems to start rebuilding relations with business leaders. Though many of them backed Mitt Romney, scores have formed a coalition to push for a budget compromise similar to the one the president seeks. He hopes to enlist them to persuade Republicans in Congress to accept higher taxes on the assurance that he can deliver Democrats’ votes for future reductions in fast-growing entitlement programs like Medicare and Medicaid.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/us/politics/legacy-at-stake-obama-plans-broader-push-for-budget-deal.html?hp

    • Rhoda

      Business is scared; they know they have no hold on the President and he can do a lot simply through executive order that they don’t want. They are in a situation where they have to play on his terms.

      • rikyrah

        tell me about it. they weren’t even smart enough to split their monies….the went all in with Willard and got shyt.

        their boy Scott Brown is GONE…

    • jeremy

      And they should say that those reductions will be waste and over payments to providers.

    • Ebogan63

      They bet on the wrong one and LOST

    • Admiral_Komack

      I agree…Willard SHOULD be given a position in the Obama administration…I mean, there are toilets to be cleaned, am I right?

    • Daltex82

      The only thing President Obama should give Shmitt is the finger. I know PO is much to classy for that kind of behavior, that’s why I did it for him.

  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  • rikyrah

    David, you bad, bad boy
    David Petraeus’ resignation from the CIA because of a self-confessed extramarital affair seems oddly puritanical, or just odd.

    Nearly 70 years ago our Supreme Allied Commander, Dwight D. Eisenhower, managed to conquer both Nazi Germany and Kay Summersby and then proceeded to ask–in writing–the profoundly priggish U.S. Army chief of staff, George C. Marshall, what he thought about Ike, maybe, dumping Mamie and idyllically settling down with said Ms. Summersby. To which George responded–and I’m only roughly paraphrasing here–Ike, are you fucking nuts?

    Anyway, Ike’s temporary schoolboyishness (which wasn’t much of a secret) hardly prevented the general from going on to even greater heights. For the next seven years the thought of President Truman being in possession of Ike’s letter in Pentagon files worried the bejesus out of the latter, but Harry was an understanding sport, and never used it politically. These things happen, you know, boys will be boys, that sort of thing.

    But it doesn’t apply to David Petraeus, I guess?

    http://pmcarpenter.blogs.com/p_m_carpenters_commentary/

  • rikyrah

    Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 11/11/2012 The secret to Barack Obama’s survival
    By Greg Sargent
    The prevailing explanation for Barack Obama’s reelection amid a difficult economy is that — unlike in 2008 — it was more perspiration than inspiration. It was ground out on the margins. It was rooted in demographic bean-counting and a campaign to tear down Mitt Romney that was all prose and no poetry — a ruthless, systematic, data-driven dismantling of his character and qualifications on every level.

    All of that is true. But it misses a major part of the story — that the Obama team also consciously built his reelection on a narrative designed to be as inspiring as the one that lifted him to victory in 2008, albeit in a different way. This year’s narrative turned on the sheer range and scale of obstacles Obama faced — the story of a leader who perseveres relentlessly in the face of extraordinary conditions to improve the future of the middle class.

    This storyline is key to Obama’s ability to defy the odds and survive, something that continues to flummox his opponents, just as Bill Clinton’s survival skills mystified his. And in the ultimate twist, Republicans themselves helped Obama build this narrative. Nope — Obama didn’t build that. Not alone, anyway.

    Obama’s original victory was improbable enough. But consider the extraordinary hurdles he overcame to win reelection. He won despite:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line

    • Ebogan63

      No Greg, he won because he is a better candidate than the GOP clown car, your ‘survival’ meme is utter bullshit just like your claim to know politics.

      • jeremy

        I know the guy is not that good when it comes to analyzing politics. Obama was winning this race from the start but the village idiots only know one thing “horserace”. Like you said Obama is a once in a lifetime leader and one of the best politicians in history. Even some conservatives writers are finally noticing it.

    • GN

      He’s been an excellent President who has shepherded us through the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, and got the country healthcare starting in 2014 to boot. His opponent had the oily mien of a used car salesman. Why wouldn’t he have been reelected?

      • Scopedog

        Exactly. The President isn’t perfect, but he’s been very good and has a strong list of achievements that would make other Presidents jealous. He worked his tail off to get re-elected.

        Of course, that doesn’t mean that everyone’s happy about his re-election. The Right, yeah, we know what they think. For the Left, you have Cornel West calling the President a “Republican in blackface” which makes no damned sense, and you also have this:

        http://www.opednews.com/articles/Once-Again–Death-of-the-by-Chris-Hedges-121112-745.html

        As much I respect Chris Hedges, I had to gag reading this. The fact that he dismisses women’s rights and gender equality as mi or issues is bad enough. It’s his “Oh well, we’re all going over the cliff because the country’s not as moral as I am” attitude–at least, how it appears here–that I find infuriating.

        • GN

          Well said! I find shock jocks and purity people pretty useless, so you’re nicer than me. :-)

    • Admiral_Komack

      Another day, another bullshit analysis…YAWN.

  • MonieTalks

    U.S. to overtake Saudi as top oil producer – IEA

    * U.S. to become biggest oil producer by 2017
    * U.S. to overtake Russia as top gas producer by 2015
    * U.S. moving to become self-sufficient in energy

    By Peg Mackey

    LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s top oil producer by 2017, the West’s energy agency said on Monday, predicting Washington will come very close to achieving a previously unthinkable energy self-sufficiency.

    The forecasts by the International Energy Agency (IEA), which advises large industrialised nations on energy policy, were in sharp contrast to previous IEA reports, which saw Saudi Arabia remaining the top producer until 2035.

    “Energy developments in the United States are profound and their effect will be felt well beyond North America – and the energy sector,” the IEA said in its annual long-term report, giving one of the most optimistic forecasts for U.S. energy production growth to date.

    read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/12/iea-oil-report-idUSL5E8MC7GA20121112

    • Rhoda

      I know I’ll sound communist or socialist; but this is a case to nationalize the oil industry IMO. We produce the oil and then put it on the open market rather than using it here; if we kept the oil here can you imagine the price boom? We could then export the surplus.

      I’m not an economist; but I think if we want to be energy independent then the American market should have dibs on all energy produced in America. Especially if it’s on leased public lands by private corporations.

  • MonieTalks

    Evangelical leader rethinks politics

    By MITCHELL LANDSBERG | Los Angeles Times

    LOS ANGELES — As the head of Focus on the Family, Jim Daly might be considered one of the nation’s leading culture warriors – a title that certainly applied to his predecessor, James Dobson, who founded the organization and built it into a powerhouse of the conservative evangelical movement.

    And, to be sure, Daly threw the considerable resources of his organization – which opposes abortion and same-sex marriage – behind the campaign to defeat President Barack Obama, paying for millions of mailers that listed the presidential candidates’ positions on issues that were important to “values voters.”

    In the aftermath of the election, however, Daly is willing to say things that few conservative evangelical leaders are likely to say. He believes, for instance, that the Christian right lost the fight against same-sex marriage in four states in part because it is on the losing side of a cultural paradigm. He says the evangelical community should have been considering immigration reform years ago, “but we were led more by political-think than church-think.”

    And, along the same lines, he argues that evangelicals have made a mistake by marching in lock step with the Republican Party.

    “If the Christian message has been too wrapped around the axle of the Republican Party, then, A) that’s our fault, and, B) we’ve got to rethink that,” he said in a phone interview, which followed a pre-election interview in his office in Colorado Springs, Colo.

    Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/11/12/174405/evangelical-leader-rethinks-politics.html#storylink=cpy

    • GN

      The about-faces are making me respect them even less as those about-faces make it clear that they were simply using those social issues to demagogue and amass power for the leadership rather than advance any sort of honestly held biblical beliefs. The rapid, Mendacious Mitt-like position reverses may very well backfire and leave an ugly taste in the mouths of friends and foes alike…

      • conlakappa

        Meanwhile, the Catholic Church has said it will ratchet up its response to same-sex marriage. Like there are no other issues facing the Church, its followers, the world in general. My head, she is slammed against my desk repeatedly.

        • GN

          Srsly; even if they don’t agree with it, it’s none of their business. SSM is a privacy issue along the lines of abortion IMO. Even its foes have no right to try to use government to impose their religious beliefs on others who legitimately disagree and can prove no societal harm due to legalized SSM and abortion. The religious right seems to be entering a period of disarray.

    • Miranda

      So they’re rethinking that money they handed those black preachers to diminish the AA turnout that worked in reverse huh?

    • Scopedog

      They should have reconsidered years ago. They chose to get in bed with the GOP even though the party stands in direct opposite to the teachings of Christ.

      Better late than never, I guess.

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

    WOW!

    Voice of Elmo Denies Sex w/ Underage Boy
    Takes Leave of Absence from Sesame Street</b.

    Kevin Clash — the man known as the voice of Elmo — has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street in the wake of allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy, TMZ has learned … allegations Clash adamantly denies.

    We've learned … Sesame Workshop lawyers recently met with a 23-year-old man who claims he and Clash began a sexual relationship 7 years ago … when he was 16 and Clash was 45.

    Clash has acknowledged to TMZ he had a relationship with the young man — but insists it only took place AFTER the accuser was an adult.

    [...]Sesame Workshop officials tell TMZ … they conducted a thorough investigation and determined the allegation of underage sex was unsubstantiated. They say they never tried to silence the accuser — rather they asked for evidence supporting his claim, but he never produced it.

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/11/12/elmo-kevin-clash-sex-sesame-street-underage-boy-allegations/#ixzz2C1AtcT5I

    • Miranda

      Saturday Night Live will definitely step over the line with this one.

      • conlakappa

        They can look to Russ Parr an’em for where that over-the-line part begins…

    • Miranda

      Saturday Night Live will definitely step over the line with this one.

    • MsKitty

      Oh my

    • GN

      That is horrible.

    • itgurl_29

      Not Elmo!

  • MonieTalks

    Ole Miss police says FBI is looking into in vandalism

    OXFORD, Miss. — Police at the University of Mississippi say they have turned over to the FBI information regarding vandalism apparently aimed at an African-American freshman.

    “We are presenting everything we have about this case to them,” University Police Chief Calvin Sellers said in The Oxford Eagle. “They will investigate to see if this is a hate crime or civil rights violations.”

    The university said Jamal Woods notified an instructor in August that a racial slur had been written on his dormitory room door. The Clarion-Ledger reported that residence hall officials confirmed the slur and streaks of lotion were found on Woods’ door.

    The student was moved to another dorm, where no problems were reported until Monday, when his pickup truck was vandalized.

    read more: http://www.jacksonsun.com/viewart/20121111/NEWS/121111003/Ole-Miss-police-says-FBI-looking-into-vandalism-?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|

    • GN

      So basically, the people rioting and acting the complete fool are racists. Why is there crickets in the national media about this?

      • Miranda

        Because the national media was only supposed to be reporting about the wilding out black thugs that overran the good decent wite peeples over an Obama loss. The media had those stories lined up and ready to print – they gots nothing on reality.

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

    Did Petraeus mistress reveal new Benghazi details?
    Posted By Blake Hounshell Sunday, November 11, 2012 – 9:56 PM

    So here is a bizarre twist in the David Petraeus resignation saga.

    Paula Broadwell, the biographer revealed as the woman having a secret affair with the now-former CIA director, gave a talk at the University of Denver on Oct. 26 in which she appeared to reveal sensitive, maybe even classified, information about the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

    The most interesting revelation is her claim that the CIA was holding several Libyan militia members prisoner, which may have prompted the attack. (Though she also sought to explain the Obama administration’s initial view that the attack was linked to the YouTube video Innocence of Muslims, an anti-Islam polemic that sparked riots across the Muslim world.)

    [UPDATE: The CIA has denied holding prisoners at the annex, according to the DailyBeast's Eli Lake. The Washington Post's Greg Miller adds in a tweet, "CIA adamant that Broadwell claims about agency holding prisoners at Benghazi are not true."]

    MORE: http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/11/11/did_petraeus_mistress_reveal_new_benghazi_details#.UKDr55qaI0I.twitter

    • Miranda

      SMH……well Petraeus you picked one that can’t keep her mouth shut (although that might be the very reason you got with her in the first place). This woman might wanna be glad the affair got busted and she’s now in the public eye even more, because if she kept it up she would probably have had a tragic “accident.”

    • Miranda

      SMH……well Petraeus you picked one that can’t keep her mouth shut (although that might be the very reason you got with her in the first place). This woman might wanna be glad the affair got busted and she’s now in the public eye even more, because if she kept it up she would probably have had a tragic “accident.”

      • Admiral_Komack

        Oh, I’m sure there were occasions where she kept her mouth shut…

        • Miranda

          Get your blanket, pillow and cheetos and just head on down to the bad lounge.

          • conlakappa

            I thought he was permanently consigned there!

          • Admiral_Komack

            Don’t hate the player, hate the game.

          • Aquagranny911

            F that!!! You are just too good at the game! That’s why you have a personal engraved & decorate chair in the Lounge with several comfy cushions.

            Probably you will be wanting us to hire wait staff to see to your needs.

            Be advised that we are equal opportunity employers who pay health care & give benefits so this will be coming out of your allowance too.

          • AxelFoley

            The Bad Lounge stay filled up these days. And I don’t think I’ve had a reservation there in a while.

            SMH

          • Admiral_Komack

            This is a terrible blow
            (Not as bad as the one Petraeus got, allegedly…)!

          • GN

            omg__________________

          • Admiral_Komack

            I did say “alledgedly”.

          • Aquagranny911

            Muerte_________

            I left you some Hornitos but don’t drink it all. I may need some myself.

          • Admiral_Komack

            I did say “alledgedly”.

    • Kennymack1971

      This thing gets messier and messier.

      • conlakappa

        ::thinks of the many naughty Admiral responses to this::

    • GN

      But we’re supposed to be the ghetto ones…

  • GN

    I’m sorry, but it was almost surreal this morning watching Joe S and his panel conspiracy theorize about Petraeus and the WH considering the multitude of far more legitimate, unanswered questions about Lori Klausutis. One would think that Joe S would be more reluctant to engage in CTing considering how sensitive he is to even mention of that suspicious death. I don’t mean to be nasty, but come on…

    • conlakappa

      Well, it was either that or talk about the re-election!!!

    • aleth

      A. Upset that King David was brought down

      B. Upset that it appears King David was the “leaker” and the unprofessional individual with national security information

      C. Upset the GOP establishment knew but covered until they had a way to make it into a Benghazi cover story

      D. FBI investigation into cyberstalking is not something that involves all levels of the executive branch.

      E. CIA and FBI do not like King Daivd

      F. The FBI “EMPLOYEE” who relayed info to Cantor— thought this would help GOP and Rmoney– blowback

      I am glad petraeus is gone giving information out today with WP that he had conservative think tanks housed in his compound… tells you were leaks were coming from. I think it was strategic to move him to the CIA. The GOP and its irk are being slowly pushed out of the intelligence community by force. It appears people are sick of their manipulation.

      MSNBC, CNBC, FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC– all have eggs on their faces because they practically sucked this guys dick for the last couple of years. Obama v. Petraeus was the story, everywhere McCain telling us to defer to the general because you know he is the general. They all will go to bat for this man including pushing conspiracy. But if they learned anything the last election cycle, the vast majority of the public is sick of the media and its games. The public knows they suck the GOP meme.

      All I want to know is why was there an intelligence failure at the CIA with regards to Benghazi period. There was no cover up just the fact they did not have any information on any incoming attacks.

      Furthermore, why was Cantor silent?

      • GreenLadyHere

        ***fist bump*** – –RA’CHERE – –Furthermore, why was Cantor silent? – -

        “WHYCOME” – –HE was TOLD!???

      • Admiral_Komack

        “MSNBC, CNBC, FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC– all have eggs on their faces because they practically sucked this guys dick for the last couple of years.”

        -um, I don’t think it’s egg on their face…

        • Daltex82

          Oh goody, company in the lounge!

          • Aquagranny911

            Enjoy yourselves! Last week I restocked everything. Who knew we would need it so soon for so many? Better get busy & order more supplies, lol.

  • GreenLadyHere

    REAL FAST: – - -FROM HER LIPS 2 OUR EARS: – — –

    – - – -Broadwell spoke of access to classified info – – –

    - – - -Paula Broadwell, the author, military reservist and West Point graduate who reportedly had an extramarital affair with former CIA director David Petraeus, told an audience this summer that she routinely had access to classified information while researching a book on Petraeus’s work as the commanding general in Afghanistan.

    During a panel discussion, Broadwell said her background in the military and her continuing obligations as a major in the Army Reserve made her particularly careful not to disclose sensitive information she was privy to while an “embed” in Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011.

    “I was entrusted with this opportunity to sit in on high level meetings with General Petraeus. Sitting in on SCIF [sensitive compartmented information facility] meetings in the morning, listen to classified chatter of terrorist talk and so forth. And I had that background anyhow, so I knew a lot of that information for my writing, but I knew there was a clear line that I couldn’t cross when I was writing it out,” Broadwell said in the July 2012 discussion at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.

    Broadwell acknowledged that her connection to the military and her role as a writer sometimes caused confusion among military personnel she encountered while working on the book.

    “I was embedded with Gen. Petraeus in Afghanistan and it was a little confusing for some of the folks there because I’m also a military reservist with a top secret/SCI clearance and then some. So, a lot of my former peers didn’t know how to treat me. Was I journalist Broadwell or was I Major Broadwell?” she recalled. “I had to follow very clear lines of non-disclosure and signed non-disclosure agreements like my colleagues. I felt like I was almost held to a higher level of accountability because I could lose my clearance.”
    THERE IS MORE.

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

    Someone should send this to Jonathan Capehart and the sista who wrote him that email whining about white voters not getting enough credit for PBO’s victory.

    [...]The president performed better among white voters in the Columbus media market, but the auto-bailout and attacks on Bain probably weren’t responsible for the president’s strength in the state’s best educated metropolitan area. In the farm country south of Columbus, Obama actually did even better than he did in ’08, but it’s hard to argue that Bain or the auto-industry were especially resonant in one of the least industrial areas of the state. Only one area stands out where the results and conventional wisdom on Bain and GM came into alignment: in northwestern Ohio, and especially in the industrial stretch along Lake Erie from Toledo to Cleveland. Even so, Obama’s improvements over Kerry in these areas were largely although not completely offset by his losses in the eastern part of the state.

    Instead, historic black turnout carried Obama to victory in the Buckeye State. As mentioned prior to the election, much of Obama’s improvement over Kerry was attributable to gains among black voters. In 2004, African Americans represented 11 percent of the Ohio electorate and voted 84 percent for Kerry. In 2012, 15 percent of Ohio’s electorate was African American and voted 96 percent for the president. These figures probably overstate the increase in black turnout, but there’s not much question that black voters are the main reason why Obama did better than Kerry. In 2004, Kerry won the four counties corresponding to Ohio’s largest black population centers—Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus, and Cincinnati—by 16 points while losing the rest of the state by 11. In 2012, Obama won the four large, urban counties by 25 points while losing the rest of the state by 9.1 points. Since Kerry lost Ohio by 2.1 points, Obama’s performance in the predominantly white working class stretches of Ohio didn’t overcome the state’s red-hue. Instead, black turnout and Obama’s strength among well-educated voters in Columbus made the difference.

    MORE: http://www.tnr.com/blog/electionate/109972/the-auto-bailout-didnt-decide-ohio#

    • Miranda

      Hence Rove’s complete and utterly comical meltdown over Ohio. Never saw it coming.

      • GN

        The story was that simple-minded black voters were entranced by President Obama (or want him as a boyfriend, h/t dkos/troll nutcases) in 2008. Yet via the persuasive power of “prophets” like Cornel West, we’re now extremely disappointed in the President and favoring him only because of his race is insufficient to create high turnout levels.

        It was a complete bullshit story. The only thing in doubt right now is whether Rove et al really believed it, or simply promoted it in order to relieve rich GOP donors of money by presenting a false hope of a winnable race.

        • AxelFoley

          Am I the only one who’d like to take some clippers to Corny’s head and shave that nappy ‘fro off? I’m talking about running up on him Jackass-style and sneaking him.

          Bzzzzt-bzzzzt

          • Aquagranny911

            I’ll hide & watch while you do it but I will jump out & cheer after.

            I know it’s not right to criticize another’s appearance but to me he just looks awful.

  • GN

    @Kyrondo:
    Why is Newt Gingrich being interviewed by @NBCNews about anything? Since 2008 outright racists have been mainstreamed.

  • Miranda

    JamalSimmons‏@JamalSimmons
    Decisive! Per AP+ @mikeallen: Obama: 62,088,847 (51%); 26 states +D.C., 332 electoral votes –Romney: 58,783,137 (48%); 24 states, 206 EVs

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Its sad because while Obama got more then Bush, Kerry got more votes than Romney!!!! LOL!!!!!

      George W. Bush (R) (I)
      Electoral 286
      Popular 62,039,073
      John F. Kerry (D)
      Electoral 251
      Popular 59,027,478

      • GN

        It’s so striking that the only candidate to have ever won more votes than PBO in 2012 was PBO in 2008. Pretty stellar.

        • conlakappa

          What! La la, look, there’s something shiny over there…

          Incompetently yours,
          Members of the MSM

  • Miranda

    Damn…LOL…if you go to the link and look at the details, Romney got nam vote in some of Cleveland’s largest precincts.

    Bharat Krishnan‏@BharatKrishnan
    Wow. Romney got zero votes in 17 Cleveland precincts. http://media.cleveland.com/datacentral/photo/cuyahoga-precincts-2012jpg-8107831f12c11856.jpg

    • rikyrah

      they were SO not playing with him

    • Aquagranny911

      Dang! And the estupido Rove thought he had that one bought! Gracias, Ohio!

  • GreenLadyHere

    – - -GOOD MONDAY MORNTIN’ POU FAM♥ — – -***BIG HUG*** :>) – - -STILL REVILIN’ in the EXCITEMENT of – -OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT’s RE-ELECTION. – -Woo! Hoo! :>) – - -

    – - – -President Obama has no public events scheduled Monday. Vice President Joe Biden also has no public events and will remain in Wilmington, Del.
    — BUT – — LET’s REFLECT: – — Big-Night: With Ohio, Obama Wins Re-Election – -

    - – - -HERE’s YOUR SPECIAL MUG –4 your MORNTIN’ TREAT. :>) –ENJOY. :>) – - -:>)

    B BLESSED 2-DAY. :>)

    • conlakappa

      Reviling or Reveling? What a difference a letter makes! My President and First Lady swag arrived from Democratic Stuff on Saturday. Now cue the fighting among family members to get a button or 5 [you know how extended family is; it'll be the most triflin', bring-nothing cousin who would be all up in it]. I’m still waiting on a First Lady shirt from a company that was hit by Sandy. The birth certificate serving tray I hope to have by the inauguration!

      • Aquagranny911

        “the most triflin’, bring nothing cousin…” I will remember this when one of mine shows up for the Thanksgiving celebration with nothing but her big open mouth & not even a stale tortilla in her hands.

        LMAO!

        • conlakappa

          You know who I’m talking–that cousin shows up late, comes in grinning and tiptoeing with nary a container of food in sight yet leaves with filled styrofoam plates! My grandmother will always call them out with an, “in my day, if you didn’t bring anything, you didn’t take anything!” Some times it stops them cold, some times it doesn’t.

      • GreenLadyHere

        THANKS – -conlakappa – —FIXED. :>) – - -

        Woo! Hoo! 4 U. :>) – — – –We all got THAT – - -DANG —FAM – — -THANG. LOL

        Good luck. :>)

        • conlakappa

          Yep, every family has one or two. We have at least 3 in my extended but there are a lot people so that pushes the number beyond average! See my response to AG–they always leave with styrofoam plates. They also take big old Sounder-sized slices of cake, big pieces of sweet potato pie, and a big old slab of macaroni and cheese.

  • Miranda

    Global candidate: Obama was world’s clear choice

    He won, and the word “phew” trended worldwide on Twitter. Despite a hard-fought campaign in the United States, there was never any contest overseas.

    more here: http://seattletimes.com/html/politics/2019622603_apuselectionsworldreaction.html#.UKET48CEGh0.twitter

    • GN

      From an electoral college standpoint, there was never any real contest here either, at least since late May/June.

    • Aquagranny911

      You might enjoy that my SIL’s relatives in Africa were crowding his phone lines all through the night on Tuesday so happy about PBO as if “Z” was personally responsible.

      As a new citizen he proudly voted for PBO in 2008 & was so happy to vote for him again this year so he did take a bow with his family.

      PBO is beloved all over the world.

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

    Krispy Kreme has been silent about this because he’s connected to the company that runs Logan Hall.

    As Storm Raged, 15 Fled New Jersey Halfway House
    By SAM DOLNICK
    Published: November 11, 2012

    excerpt:

    As Hurricane Sandy raged outside, dozens of male inmates burst into Logan Hall’s corridors. They threatened female inmates, tore apart furniture and ripped signs inscribed with inspirational sayings from the walls, witnesses said.

    At least 15 inmates escaped from the halfway house, including some who had served time for aggravated assault, weapons possession and armed robbery.

    It was one of the largest mass escapes in the recent history of New Jersey’s corrections system, according to official statistics. All but one of the escapees have since been recaptured.

    [...] Mr. Christie’s close friend and political adviser, William J. Palatucci, is a senior executive at Community Education. Mr. Palatucci announced last week that he would step down from the company. The company said the resignation was not related to the events at Logan Hall.

    MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/nyregion/15-inmates-escaped-from-new-jersey-halfway-house-during-hurricane-sandy.html?hpw&&pagewanted=all

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

      Awww! That’s so cute!

    • GN

      jinx! lol, I’ll delete mine.

    • Daltex82

      That’s is so adorable!

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      Awwwwww – - – –:>) – — -4 WORDS: – - -A-DOR-A-BLE!! – — -

      ***tears*** annnd – -***smiles*** – - -THANK U. :>)

      Good 2 C U. :>)

    • Aquagranny911

      Too cute! What a sweetie!

  • GN
  • Miranda

    Remember this is the same nut that said he came up with his “tax” philosophy when he was 12- apparently the same age he stopped maturing altogether.

    Grover Norquist Says Obama Won By Convincing Voters Romney Was a “Poopy Head.” Seriously.

    Anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist this morning delivered what just may be the most bizarre quote of this still young election post-mortem season, suggesting that President Obama managed to win re-election by successfully portraying Mitt Romey as a “poopy head.”

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/11/12/grover_norquist_calls_mitt_romney_a_poppy_head.html

    • GN

      You know regressives have lost when they break out the civility complaints. Meanwhile, top Romney surrogates called President Obama unAmerican and hired detectives to find his birth certificate. Romney’s son said he felt like straight swinging on the POTUS; another son and Miss Ann alluded to President Obama as a child. These are the LAST people who have a leg to stand on re: civility. And Norquist is only relevant courtesy of the stupidity and corruption of the radicalized GOP.

      • MonieTalks

        Amen! Preach GN!

        What these whiny bastards also want to revise is that EVERY point that PBO made against Romney were the SAME points Republicans made against him in the primaries.

        Vulture capitalism…
        Non-disclosure of his taxes….
        Flip-flopping on almost every position he has ever held…
        Newt Gingrich even declared that Romney is a liar and would say anything to become President.

        The Republicans ignited the fire, PBO skillfully added more fuel.

        So all this bullshit about PBO being so negative and “attacking” Romney relentlessly is ridiculous. He did no more than other Republicans did. Romney, in all his white privilege thought that either the American people were not going to believe or further examine those points, or he though he could buy this election alongside the media shillling for him.

        • GN

          Broken down like a fraction, Monie. At the end of the day, it wasn’t merely the Romney campaign which was defective; it was the CANDIDATE.

          • conlakappa

            And the surrogates, which should have told us all we needed to know about his character and his choices.

        • isonprize

          Comment of the WEEK!!

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        – –***fist bump*** – -ALL! – –OF! – - – -DIS!! – - -:>)

        —THIS: – ->And Norquist is only relevant courtesy of the stupidity and corruption of the radicalized GOP. — -

        THEY followed a PHOOL who says —”poopy head”?? – —

        – — BEYOND JUVENILE!! – —geesh!! — -

        Good 2 C U GN. :>)

      • MsKitty

        And that is exactly why I’ve been luxuriating in a tub full of Schadenfreude since 11:15 p.m. EST last Tuesday night. I don’t feel the least bit sorry for these folks and their followers. What goes around comes around.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM — —Disqus is –”actin’ up!” – - –I’ve lost 2 posts! — Hmmm. .

    – –FROM HER MOUTH 2 OUR EARS – -

    – –Broadwell spoke of access to classified info

    — -Paula Broadwell, the author, military reservist and West Point graduate who reportedly had an extramarital affair with former CIA director David Petraeus, told an audience this summer that she routinely had access to classified information while researching a book on Petraeus’s work as the commanding general in Afghanistan.

    During a panel discussion, Broadwell said her background in the military and her continuing obligations as a major in the Army Reserve made her particularly careful not to disclose sensitive information she was privy to while an “embed” in Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011.

    “I was entrusted with this opportunity to sit in on high level meetings with General Petraeus. Sitting in on SCIF [sensitive compartmented information facility] meetings in the morning, listen to classified chatter of terrorist talk and so forth. And I had that background anyhow, so I knew a lot of that information for my writing, but I knew there was a clear line that I couldn’t cross when I was writing it out,” Broadwell said in the July 2012 discussion at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.

    – - -SNIP – —

    “I was embedded with Gen. Petraeus in Afghanistan and it was a little confusing for some of the folks there because I’m also a military reservist with a top secret/SCI clearance and then some. So, a lot of my former peers didn’t know how to treat me. Was I journalist Broadwell or was I Major Broadwell?” she recalled. “I had to follow very clear lines of non-disclosure and signed non-disclosure agreements like my colleagues. I felt like I was almost held to a higher level of accountability because I could lose my clearance.”

    • Daltex82

      “I was embedded with Gen. Petraeus in Afghanistan

      Going straight to the bad lounge!

      • Miranda

        LMAO….that was TOO easy!

        • conlakappa

          That’s what the general said!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Daltex82. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – —LOL – - —U hadta!! – - — No need 2 go 2 da – -”BAD LOUNGE”. LOL

        Good 2 C U. :>)

      • Aquagranny911

        This is going to be fun for days. We don’t even have to work for it. It’s a gift, lol!

    • Worldwatcher7

      “Was I journalist Broadwell or was I Major Broadwell?”

      She was feeling the power alright. Petraeus compromised national security by giving this unbalanced woman so much access. Very poor judgment.

      • Admiral_Komack

        …or maybe I was slut Broadwell…of course I wasn’t speaking to my pillow, silly…General..tee hee…could you show me your bunker buster again?

  • GOVCHRIS1988
    • AxelFoley

      LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • GN

    Right Wingers Ask, “Why Did Romney Lose?” The Answers Are Clueless.


    As Amanda Marcotte points out in Slate, single women are to blame in many circles. Not the misogynist crap Romney and the rest of the Republican Party spewed throughout the election season, but single women themselves. You know, because no right winger (and why can’t we all agree to stop calling them “conservative”?) could ever admit that, perhaps, their positions on abortion, contraception and their overall position on women’s rights are outside the “mainstream.” If 68% of single women voted for Obama, it has to be because they think he’s cute, right? [sound familiar? this is a years-old claim made by the ratfucking "left"--gn]

    This is actually a key point all right wingers twist themselves to make; Obama didn’t win, Romney lost. This is seen in the column by Rachel Alexander on the Townhall website, where she suggests, without apparent irony,” that Obama only “won” due to “election fraud.”

    The right wing mind is fascinating.

    http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/lyingsocialistweasels/2012/11/right-wingers-ask-why-did-romney-lose-the-answers-are-clueless.html

    • rikyrah

      accept responsbility for their actions?

      come on, now.

      • conlakappa

        Emboldened by cheating to get away with it with the white guys so surely dealing with the black guy was going to be a cakewalk. Oh, there was some cakewalk involved. And the Dougie. And the Hammer dance. And the running man…

    • AxelFoley

      The Answers Are Clueless

      Did they just take a swipe at Stacy Dash?

  • rikyrah

    In debt talks, failure is an option
    By Steve Benen – Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:00 AM EST.70

    President Obama and congressional leaders have about seven weeks until the end of the calendar year, at which point automatic spending cuts, which both parties oppose, will kick in, and all Bush-era tax cuts will expire. Policymakers seem to believe a debt-reduction agreement is still possible to avoid these measures, but it’s an uphill climb.

    The dirty little secret, though, is plenty of Democrats seem to realize that a deal isn’t entirely necessary.

    Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) on Sunday said Democrats were prepared to allow the expiration of all George W. Bush-era tax rates if Republican lawmakers objected to raising taxes on the wealthiest.

    “We can’t accept an unfair deal that piles on the middle class and tell them they have to support it. We have to make sure that the wealthiest Americans pay their fair share,” said Murray on ABC”s “This Week.”

    Murray said one option would be to let the lower rates expire across-the-board and then return to the table next year with new talks on a tax-cut package.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/11/12/15109551-in-debt-talks-failure-is-an-option?lite

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – — – -LOL —-Da RAS says – - -WHA’ HA’ HAPPENED. . . — –LOL – -

    —–Rasmussen Explains What Went Wrong – -

    – - – - Rasmussen Reports, which had Mitt Romney leading President Obama on the final day of the presidential campaign and picked the winner in just three of nine swing states, explains:

    “A preliminary review indicates that one reason for this is that we underestimated the minority share of the electorate. In 2008, 26% of voters were non-white. We expected that to remain relatively constant. However, in 2012, 28% of voters were non-white. That was exactly the share projected by the Obama campaign. It is not clear at the moment whether minority turnout increased nationally, white turnout decreased, or if it was a combination of both. The increase in minority turnout has a significant impact on the final projections since Romney won nearly 60% of white votes while Obama won an even larger share of the minority vote.”
    THERE IS MORE!!

    -TRANSLATION: —WE GOT BEAT annnd OUT-STRATEGIZED by – –dat BLAH PRESIDENT!! – –LOL!!

    • GN

      lol, yup: “the blah people!”

      • GreenLadyHere

        GN — -LOL. ***fist bump*** – - -

      • LV

        They had time to change their numbers when early voted started and a zillion blah people immediately lined up in OHIO. That was almost a month before the election. They didn’t see that inside their bubble.

        • Admiral_Komack

          That’s because the blah people are invisible to poll dancers.

    • conlakappa

      P.S. We are partisan hacks who pushed the narrative our paymasters wanted to hear.

      • GreenLadyHere

        conlakappa – –***fist bump*** – -

        -FOLLOW — -da — $$$$$$$!! :>) – –

    • MsKitty

      A preliminary review indicates that one reason for this is that we underestimated the minority share of the electorate.

      Well no shit, Sherlock. On the upside your credibility is now shot to hell, so it’s a win-win for everybody.

      • Admiral_Komack

        BULLETIN:
        Blah People Take Down Poll Dancer.

    • Town

      “What went wrong” implies that the results were wrong.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        –***fist bump*** – –ABSOLUTELY!! – —THEY KNEW! -
        -$$$$$ was jus’ 2 GOOD!!

        WE KNEW!! – - -HAH! – –

        Good 2 C U. Town1 :>)

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

    POU FAM – - – -DA PLOT THICKENS: – - –From her MOUTH —2 our EARS –AGAIN – –

    - — –Paula Broadwell Revealed Benghazi Secret Prison (Video)

    —- – Military expert and author Paula Broadwell spoke to an audience at Denver University in October. She told the audience that the US was holding militia prisoners at the consulate annex in Benghazi. She also said Petraeus knew of the pleas for help coming from Benghazi on 9-11.

    Annnnd – - -SHE was speakin’ on THIS – - -BECAUSE???? – — -

    • aleth

      Hold up so now the right wing talking point is that (a) secret prisons with militia which CIA denies and there was no proof of after the incursion into the compond in Bengahzi; (b) requested forces to cover them in bengahzi but no one gave them — yet this would not make sense if the CIA was runining an operation in the same consulate. So CIA requesting cover for CIA agents in a CIA annex?; (c) Petraeus could not speak of this because??? he had no access to the press but Ms. Broadwell did?? 0– — so why not testify tomorrow.

      Why be the head of the CIA if you don’t know what you are doing or how to protect your annex? So which is it?

      • GreenLadyHere

        aleth – - – -THIS: – -Why be the head of the CIA if you don’t know what you are doing or how to protect your annex? So which is it?- – -

        – -”CAUSE — -he was able 2 “SLITHER” – — -into a level of credibility. — FALSE SENSE of –SECURITY!!- – -

        Where’s – –”oversight” – –issacriminal??? – - -HAH!

        NEVAMIND – — -”Betray US” /”da BROAD” – - -R YT! humph!! -

    • malletgirl02

      Why is she still allowed to speak, should she been arrested for hacking a classified government account. She should be at Quantico like Manning was.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY malletgirl02. **BIG HUG** :>)

        —-***fist bump*** :>)

        – - -☻ -She YT!
        — -☻ –SHE –”-BETRAY US” – - –”Jump off-”! :>) – - -THEY KNEW!!!

        Good 2 C U. malletgitl02. :>)

    • Admiral_Komack

      Hey now!
      She was just repeating pillow talk!

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        – - -LOL – - -YEP! —RE-POSTIN’ – –LOL- –

        Good 2 C U. Admiral. :>)

  • Miranda

    Jimmy Carter Proud of His Grandson’s Role in Romney’s “47 Percent” Tape

    Former President Jimmy Carter says he’s proud of the role his grandson played in uncovering Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” tape.

    13WMAZ’s Randall Savage caught up with Carter after the Nobel laureate was installed as a Trustee at Mercer University.

    Carter called his grandson “a master at researching in the intricate mechanisms of Internet and all its aspects.”

    more here http://www.13wmaz.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=203413

    • BoomerGal

      I’m proud of him too, Mr. President!

  • Miranda

    Election Spending 2012: Post-Election Analysis of Federal Election Commission Data

    A new analysis of data through Election Day from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and other sources by U.S. PIRG and Demos shows how big outside spenders drowned out small contributions in 2012: just 61 large donors to Super PACs giving an average of $4.7 million each matched the $285.2 million in grassroots contributions from more than 1,425,500 small donors to the major party presidential candidates.

    In addition, the analysis found that just 132 donors giving at least $1 million were responsible for 60.4% of all the money Super PACs raised in the 2012 cycle. $71.8 million of Super PAC money came from for-profit businesses.

    This evidence shows that the first post-Citizens United election afforded corporations and large donors the opportunity to use their wealth to amplify their voices far beyond the volume of the average member of the general public – threatening the basic American principle of political equality – and they took full advantage.

    more here http://www.demos.org/publication/election-spending-2012-post-election-analysis-federal-election-commission-data
    ______________________________

    Umm, big spenders did NOT drown out small contributions – the old adage “money can’t buy me love” has never been more true than on Tuesday night.

    • GN

      That’s exactly what I was thinking: but we won. President Obama’s small donor strategies were absolute genius.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM — —HAH! — – -WHO then would — -”carry their water??” —

    – - – -Are Republicans Ready to Kick the Fox/Drudge/Rush Axis of Propaganda to the Curb? – –

    - – - -Republicans are so shaken by the Obama’s huge victory that some are calling for conservatives to escape from their self imposed Fox News/Rush Limbaugh/Drudge Report media bubble.

    According to Politico,

    A long-simmering generational battle in the conservative movement is boiling over after last week’s shellacking, with younger operatives and ideologues going public with calls that Republicans break free from a political-media cocoon that has become intellectually suffocating and self-defeating.

    “What Republicans did so successfully, starting with critiquing the media and then creating our own outlets, became a bubble onto itself,” said Ross Douthat, the 32-year-old New York Times columnist.

    “The right is suffering from an era of on-demand reality,” is how 30-year-old old think tanker and writer Ben Domenech put it.

    – – -SNIP – —

    —-A lot of people make a lot of money off the right wing media complex, and they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. The right wing media and conservative corporate billionaires are running the GOP show. Until Republican political leaders take a stand against the conservative media dictatorship, Their party is going to mired in a cycle of national defeat.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – —LOL – –IN A WORD: – - -NOPE!! – –

    Annd All THIS – –INCLUDES – -”politico!!” – — -

    • BoomerGal

      Republican pundits preaching to the choir!

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        - – -***fist bump*** :>)—DEY BEEN HURT – - -BADLY!! LOL

        Annnnd cain’t get ova it!! LOL – –

        Good 2 C U BoomerGal. :>)

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Dear PBOMB. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

    GR8 THREAD. —-Luv LEARNIN’ ABOUT US- – –especially as WRITERS!! :>)

    – —THIS – —>She authored a book for a children’s musical entitled Civil War: The First Black Regiment. – - -EXCITING!! – - –

    TEACH ‘em — —when they R YOUNG — 2- APPRECIATE – –BLACK HISTORY. :>)

    Lookon’ FORWARD 2 THIS SERIES. :>) – –THANK U PBOMB!! – –:>)

    B BLESSED. :>) – — -

  • GN

    Oh hell no:

    @thejoshuablog
    @BarackObama You didn’t listen to Paul Krugman about the Stimulus size in 2008. Listen to him now: Hawks and Hypocrites http://nyti.ms/TUMLyd

    ‏@thejoshuablog
    @DCPlod All I saying is O should listen to the Paul Krugmans for the world a little more this time around. They’re usually right.

    I’ll give Paul Krugman credit where it’s due: in the national media, he was one of the very, very, very few pundits who noted that Romney was running a mendacious, fact-free campaign, and that the rest of the beltway media was doing almost nothing to enforce any factual standards. Krugman also had the displeasure of debating far right pundits and seeing how difficult it is to reason with people who literally deny reality. These two factors led to a performance from Krugman during the elections which was superior to that of most of the beltway media.

    That said, we need to stop the purity people and their bullshit in its tracks before they even get themselves started. Their trashing of the stimulus and healthcare reform led to a false impression that liberal programs are expensive and don’t work, an impression which is the opposite of reality in the case of both programs.

    I don’t want to read hide nor hair of the condescending nutroots trash-talking the POTUS or acting as if they are so superior policy-wise that they’re about to put the WH in check. If Pres O has gained anything, it’s freedom from these assholes.

  • Admiral_Komack

    Flattery will get you nowhere.
    (in response to Aquagranny 911).