November 21, 2017

Monday Open Thread: Black Dancers Who Changed American Dance

This week’s open threads will highlight black dancers who changed the landscape of the American dance scene.

Austin Dafora Horton (4 August 1890 – 4 March 1965) widely known as Asadata Dafora was a Sierra Leonean multidisciplinary musician. He was one of the first Africans to introduce African drumming music to the United States, beginning in the early 1930s. His artistic endeavors spanned multiple disciplines, but he is best remembered for his work in dance and music.

Dafora was a multifaceted artist, talented in opera and concert singing, dancing, choreographing and composing. In 1934, Dafora created Kykunkor (The Witch Woman), a successful musical/drama production using authentic African music and dance and is considered one of the pioneers of black dance in America.

Austin Dafora Horton was born into the Creole ethnic group on 4 August 1890 in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The son of John ‘Johnnie’ Warner M. Horton, the Freetown city treasurer, and his wife, a concert pianist. Dafora grew up in a privileged household. The surname Horton came from his great-grandfather, Moses Pindar Horton, a liberated African slave originally from Benin. His half sister was Constance Cummings-John, a well known Creole Pan-Africanist. 

Born into a prominent family, Dafora received a European education at the Wesleyan School in Freetown.  However, he always maintained a keen interest in the study of indigenous African culture, especially traditions and languages, and knew 17 distinct African dialects. As a young man, Dafora traveled to Europe and studied at several opera houses in Italy to advance his musical training. His crossover from choral music into the medium of dance happened purely by coincidence. He claimed that he went to a performance of West African songs in a German nightclub in 1910, and overwhelmed with homesickness, he broke out into traditional African dance. His performance was so well received that the club owner contracted him to train a group of dancers to celebrate the opening of the Kiel Canal. While touring with his dance troupe, Dafora was struck by how ignorant most people were about Africa and dedicated the rest of his career to exposing people to African culture.

In 1929 Asadata Dafora journeyed to New York City to try to pursue his career as a musician. He was then 39 years old.

Despite his talent, at the start of the Great Depression, creative performing careers were difficult to maintain, particularly for foreign African performers. However, his interactions with a group of African men at the National African Union soon led him back to his interests in African dance. The company he formed was called Shogolo Oloba (later renamed the Federal Theater African Dance Troupe) and it strove to portray African culture in a complex and sophisticated light, not just an exotic array of mysterious spectacles. Because he strove for authenticity in his work, Dafora preferred to use native African dancers and trained them in African dialects as well as performance techniques. Dafora is credited with the development of the dance-drama, a type of production that fully integrates narrative and song into a dance performance. Furthermore, Dafora was the first to successfully stage African ritual in a Western style stage production. His first work, “Kykunkor” (Witch Woman), completed in 1931, was based on African folklore. It opened in 1934 and was such an overwhelming success that it had to move to a larger theatre to accommodate the audiences.

His drumming also appeared in a 1936 stage success, Orson Welles’s all-black Macbeth performed in Harlem, on Broadway, and on tour. in Dafora’s other works include “Ostrich Dance” on YouTube, “Zunguru” (1940), and “Batanga” (1941). He also co-authored a radio play with Orson Welles entitled “Trangama-Fanga.” Around 1950, Dafora founded the Academy of Jazz. He has also been the subject of a film by Kinsley Mbadiwe called The Greater Tomorrow.

Kykunkor, or The Witch Woman, was produced at the Little Theater on West 44th Street, New York City. In 1934 a studio on East 23rd Street named the Unity Theatre allowed for the new opera to premiere in early May. Dafora’s musical/drama is the story of a bridegroom who is cursed by a witch doctor named Kykunkor, and of this groom’s attempts to remove the curse.

The audience consisted of only sixty people, “but after John Martin’s favorable review in the New York Times on May 9, 425 people appeared that evening, 200 of whom had to be turned away because of an overflowing theatre.” (Perhaps this is not accurate. The Little Theatre had 300 seats when it was built in 1912. By 1924 it had been expanded to seat 599) Because of Martin’s influential review, the show moved to larger venues and continued to show for four months to packed audiences

The cast consisted of eighteen men and women, a mix of African and African-American performers. The show was colorful and exciting, with live music and continuous, stimulating drumming, and the audience was exposed to a “visual feast of ‘semi-naked black men and women, posturing, writhing, crazily whirling, dancing insanely—vitally,’…” White American audience members looked upon the performance with preconceptions about the African culture, which to them was primitive. The dancers’ motions were alluding to “nature, animals, and the basic functions of living—especially sex…”[16] At a time when American concert dance was dominated by austerity and an overwhelming emphasis on the struggle of the individual heroine, such as with Martha Graham and Humphrey-Weidman pieces, Dafora’s bright, lively and exotic show was a lively and appealing alternative. The masculinity of the male dancers and the developing interest in the African culture among white modern artists and intellectuals in the US and Europe also brought much attention to Kykunkor.

But Kykunkor was more than just an exciting piece, it was an innovation. Kykunkor was “the first opera presented in the United States with authentic African dances and music, performed in an African tongue by a mainly African-born cast”. “Kykunkor proved that black dancers working with material from their own heritage could be successful on the American concert stage.”[19] However, at the same time it reinforced that black dancers could only be accepted into the concert dance scene if they danced within the “primitive” genres of dance; the American and European high-art concert dance was a place for white and European artists. The critic John Martin, while praising the dance, also stated that “‘Negroes cannot be expected to do dances designed for another race.'”  Asadata Dafora opened the field of concert dance to the black performers, but not until later in the century would Black American dancers begin to be recognized as serious and worthy performers in American concert dance.

In 1960, Asadata Dafora returned to Sierra Leone where he became the cultural director of the newly independent nation. His contributions to the dance world influenced many future artists, especially African American artists such as Pearl Primus and Katherine Dunham.

Dafora died in hospital at Harlem, New York, on 4 March 1965.

 

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Monday MornTin’ PBOMB♥/POU FAM♥- – :>) **BIG HUG** :>)- –Mr. Austin Dafora Horton♥ – –Was An EXCITING- CREATIVE—Dancer.♥[singer♥- Composer♥]–Thank U♥ PBOMB♥— -:>)

    – – –☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwwqA4iCV60
    —[Beautiful costume annnnnd dance] :>)

    — -ENJOY♥- – -http://afrofoodtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Tropical-Smoothie.jpg
    [African Smoothie]

    – — B BLESSED♥- – — SAFE♥– – -PRAYERFUL♥- –RESISTANT♥

    • crazycanuck1503

      Good morning glh and POU. You’re an early bird. Have a great one.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Monday MornTin’ crazycanuck. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)- –How R U feeling[“nose swellings”]?—
        B BLESSED♥—:>)

      • BoomerGal

        Good Morning, cc!

      • Alma98

        Morning cc

    • BoomerGal

      Good Morning, GLH! **BIG HUG** Hope you have a wonderful day! Be blessed and enjoy!

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ BoomerGal.—:>) *BIG HUG*—back. – –:>)
        Jus’ replied 2 U Upthread. :>)–B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • rikyrah

      Hey GLH!

    • MsKitty

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’- — –☺https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-x7zcU-ge7pM/AAAAAAAAAAI/AAAAAAAAJCg/gLPIGQHytl0/photo.jpg

        *BIG HUG* :>)—B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- –HAH!- —DUH- –Ya Think??- –Potty —Divider-In-Chief

    – — -☻https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/894540388794597376

    —-COMMENTS:—‘Failed to unite the GOP’?? How about ‘Driven a wedge through the heart of America’?– –

    – —Trump has failed…period.

    — — —Trump can’t put together two coherent thoughts together…– –

  • Miranda

    This is a huge problem. Land is given more of a weight than actual people in the voting booth.
    ———————
    In the last few decades, Democrats have expanded their advantages in California and New York — states with huge urban centers that combined to give Clinton a 6 million vote edge, more than twice her national margin. But those two states elect only 4 percent of the Senate. Meanwhile, Republicans have made huge advances in small rural states — think Arkansas, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana and West Virginia — that wield disproportionate power in the upper chamber compared to their populations.
    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-congressional-map-is-historically-biased-toward-the-gop/

  • Miranda

    The Whiny Left

    Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Howard Dean ripped what he called the “whiny” portion of the Democratic Party on Saturday in response to criticism of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) by a number of progressives.

    “There has always been a section of the left, which I call the whiny party — the party that doesn’t really wanna win, they just wanna be pure, and if they go down swinging purely, then that’s fine,” Dean, who ran for president in 2004, told MSNBC’s Joy Reid on “AM Joy.”
    https://twitter.com/amjoyshow/status/893860488781508608

    • AxelFoley

      I doth not detect any lies spoken.

      • Miranda

        Not nam.

      • rikyrah

        not nare one.

  • Miranda

    With Trump in the White House, Obama science experts operate shadow network to press their positions
    AUGUST 7, 2017

    WASHINGTON — Nearly all of the Obama administration’s science staff has departed the White House since January, and the Trump administration has moved slowly to replace them. In the meantime, however, an unofficial shadow office, stocked with Obama loyalists, is quietly at work.

    The network, described to STAT by officials from the previous administration who are involved, is informal yet organized, allowing for a far-reaching if largely inconspicuous effort to continue advocating for the Obama science agenda.

    Participants have provided counsel to Democratic lawmakers and their staffs on Capitol Hill, and they have held group-wide strategy sessions much in the same fashion as they did when they worked out of a fourth-floor wing in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, adjacent to the White House.

    more here: https://www.statnews.com/2017/08/07/white-house-ostp-obama-trump/

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥—-A RETHUG- – — Is TRYNTA- – -Prevent the Actions of #TeamMueller. .

    —☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/894544530426523648

    —-COMMENTS:- – –FYI for those not familiar: AG Alan Wilson is the son of Rep. Joe Wilson, best known for shouting “You Lie!” during Obama’s State address— -[Like father—like son—DEPLORABLE -“SWAMP DWELLER!”]

    – —Lock.
    Him.
    Up.;– –Wow….. maybe he’ll get a jail cell next to the current occupants of the white house then
    – –

    • rikyrah

      uh huh
      uh huh

      • GreenLadyHere

        rikyrah—Wastin’ TIME.- —Loser. . .

  • Joy

    Good morning, everyone! Hope your day is fabulous!

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, Joy Joy!

    • Kennymack1971

      Morning Joy!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ Joy. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)
      Thank U♥—-annnd 2 U the same. :>)

      B BLESSED♥ :>)- – -http://d2ydh70d4b5xgv.cloudfront.net/images/b/0/4-prince-decal-purple-rain-teardrop-symbol-de403efd92b7a501d2fc8c13dc1483c1.jpg

    • MsKitty

      Morning Joy

  • BoomerGal

    Good Monday Morning, POU! Blessings to everyone and have a good one!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ BoomerGal. :>)- – –**BIG HUG** :>)

      Thank U♥—annnd U the same. :>)—B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • MsKitty

      Morning BoomerGal

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- —RESISTANT♥- – – CALLS —“IT”– –OUT .—-

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/894528189296455682

    – –COMMENTS:- —“Vietnam Bone-Spurs” himself calling out others on their service is the height of hypocrisy

    —ALSO—NOTE:- —Just watched Morning Joe guests talking abt Dem losses at state
    level–not one mention of gerrymandering or voter suppression as cause.
    — –HMPH!

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family. When you get a chance peruse this article. Then remember all the folks (sup Liz Warren and Bernie Sanders) who along with Dolt 45 trashed the TPP. And then maybe like me you’ll want a t-shirt that has this one simple phrase:

    “Barack Obama Was Right”

    https://twitter.com/politico/status/894502887665139712

    • Miranda

      Oh well….I guess Eagle Grove which voted for Trump 2 to 1, will be happy as they voted to make Japan great again.

      • AxelFoley

        Japan be like, “Domo arigato, ignorant gaijin!”

    • AxelFoley

      We’re hearing “Obama was right” a lot these days.

    • Town

      Good. I’m glad. This was the best decision the Democrats and Republicans ever made and I’m glad they defied Barack Obama and pulled out of TPP.

      • Kennymack1971

        Yep. Everything that PBO warned them about re: pulling out of the TPP is coming to fruition. He told them that pulling out of the TPP would put the US behind on the world trade market. But white folks just GOTTA be white.

        • Town

          Obama told them what was going to happen.

          And I’m going to tell you what’s going to happen: All the stuff Obama said was going to happen is going to happen and everyone from Bros down to the GOP is going to say “Why didn’t Obama tell us this was gonna happen?”{

        • rikyrah

          They knew better than the Black man.

          Hard head=soft behind.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Kennymack1971—“AIR-Thang” That “IT touches- —BACKFIRES!!—
      But Trump’s decision to withdraw from the pact also cleared the way for
      rival exporters such as Australia, New Zealand and the European Union to
      negotiate even lower tariffs with importing nations, creating
      potentially greater competitive advantages over U.S. exports.

      THIS DOESN’T—-Make ‘merica — –anythang but —-an ECONOMIC Loser. . .- Jus’ LIKE- –“IT!”- — -geesh!!

      Thanks MR. PRESIDENT♥ :>)

    • The Shy Lurker

      All because the rabid, two-faced scoundrel Ed Schultz led the way.

  • BoomerGal

    Russia aims to cut dependence on US payment systems

    Source: The Hill

    Russia is reportedly working to cut back its dependence on U.S. payment systems and the use of the American dollar as a settling currency, signaling the Kremlin is taking further retaliatory measures in response to new U.S. sanctions.

    “We will, of course, intensify work related to import substitution, reduction of dependence on U.S. payment systems, on the dollar as a settling currency and so on. It is becoming a vital need,” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Monday, according to a Reuters report that cited the RIA news agency.

    The report comes after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his Russian counterpart, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, had their first bilateral meeting following the Russia sanctions bill that President Trump signed into law last week.

    Trump reluctantly signed the bipartisan measure into law Wednesday. The legislation, which had a veto-proof majority of Congressional support, slaps new sanctions against Russia while also limiting the president’s ability to lessen sanctions against the Kremlin.

    -snip-

    Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/345558-russia-aims-to-cut-dependence-on-us-payment-systems

    • Town

      Bye!

    • Joy

      Whatever.

    • AxelFoley

      Deuces!

  • BoomerGal

    North Korea vows harsh retaliation against new U.N. sanctions

    Source: LATimes

    North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and launch “thousands-fold” revenge against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed after its recent intercontinental ballistic missile launches.

    The warning came two days after the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions to punish North Korea, including a ban on coal and other exports worth over $1 billion. The U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, called the U.S.-drafted resolution “the single largest economic sanctions package ever leveled against” North Korea.

    In a statement carried by state media, the North Korean government said the sanctions were a “violent infringement of its sovereignty” that was caused by a “heinous U.S. plot to isolate and stifle” North Korea.

    It said the U.N. sanctions will never force the country to negotiate over its nuclear program or to give up its push to strengthen its nuclear capability as long as U.S. hostility and nuclear threats persist. The North said it will take an “action of justice,” but didn’t elaborate.

    Read more: http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-north-korea-sanctions-20170807-story.html

    • Miranda

      Do you Kimmy Kim…do you.

  • Miranda

    This is the Executive Director of the WHCA saying West Wing Week was the same as this bullshit TrumpTV.
    https://twitter.com/stevethomma/status/894357360273047552

    • Kennymack1971

      It’s sad when you know their playbook better than they do. I knew they’d use West Wing Week to try to mitigate Dolt 45’s shitty “real news” channel.

    • rikyrah

      Uh uh

  • Kennymack1971

    Dear White People,

    Stop trying to normalize Dolt 45.

    He’s not changing.

    Kelly can’t fix him.

    Olivia Pope can’t fix him.

    All the king’s horses and all the king’s men can’t fix him.

    You fucked up. Accept it.

    Fuck You Mayo Nation.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Monday MornTin’ Kennnymack1971. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)

      All Kindsa-POINTS. :>)— –

      — -LOL—☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rmwFQTrtvk

      —–TRUE DAT. . :>)

      – — Thank U- –4 your “daily affirmation”:– -“FYMN”. .:>)

      — -B BLESSED♥– -:>)

    • Miranda

      He’s been busy tweetsobbing this morning since it’s raining in Jersey and he can’t play golf. But I thought John Kelly was supposed to stop all that? No?

    • rikyrah

      Thank you for the daily affirmation

    • rikyrah

      we are keeping receipts.
      Everytime you attempt to grade this unqualified White man on a curve…we notice.

  • Miranda

    Let’s not be shocked when they’re drilling for oil in Yellowstone and Yosemite national parks.
    ———————
    James Gleick‏@JamesGleick
    Once again, let’s be clear what this is: expropriation of public wealth into private (oligarch) hands.
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/894245466401103872

    • AxelFoley

      Let them. I’m about at the point where I want them to fuck up everything white folks hold dear.

      • BoomerGal

        Right there with you, Axel! The only thing I care about is the wild life.

    • jziglar

      Though like when other executive actions this could get blocked or stalled in the courts. And this was attempted in the past under James Watt during the early Reagan years and many oil drillers and mining companies didn’t proceed even though they were offered.

  • BoomerGal

    Video shows California officer pointing gun at passenger

    Source: Associated Press

    Updated 4:34 am, Monday, August 7, 2017

    CAMPBELL, Calif. (AP) — A video showing a Northern California police officer pointing his gun for more than nine minutes at the passenger in a car stop has drawn attention on social media.

    The Campbell Police Department says the officer pulled over the car for speeding on July 28 on Highway 101.

    Campbell police Capt. Gary Berg tells the Mercury News the officer asked for the license of the woman driving, the car’s registration and proof of insurance. While the occupants were looking for those documents, Berg says the passenger started to reach under his seat.

    The phone video shows the unidentified officer pointing his pistol at the passenger. The passenger holds up his hands and explains that he was looking for the requested documents, noting the papers on the floor and asks why the officer is pointing the weapon at him.

    Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Video-shows-California-officer-pointing-gun-at-11738725.php

    • Town

      Fake news.

      White guy was left alive after mouthing off to the cop and reaching under his seat. This story will be used to show how the white guy eventually followed the cop’s instructions and was left alive, while it was necessary to kill the blacks.

    • GreenLadyHere

      BoomerGal.- —Similar DETAILS- —As Dear PhilandoCastillo♥- —-He didn’t survive- –SADLY.– –

      2520- – -survives!- – – –CALLIN’ —RACISM- – – -2 the witness stand. . *SMH**—

  • BoomerGal

    John Kelly is not a good man

    His tenure at DHS has been one of cruelty and indifference to suffering.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/attytood/how-can-kelly-save-trump-when-he-was-a-human-rights-disaster-at-homeland-security-20170806.html

    The unsupported Kelly hagiography ignores the testimony of those such as the ICE agent who last month bared his soul to the New Yorker magazine. The agent told the magazine that he wasn’t a fan of micromanagement and some policies during the Obama years, but now he was appalled at what was happening at the agency under Kelly and Trump. Things such as basic humane discretion, or simply calling an interpreter to resolve a problem, he says, have been tossed out the window because “[t]he problem is that now there are lots of people who feel free to feel contempt.” The agent said he struggled to understand a policy change to deport children who had been placed in U.S. homes and given an education, only because they had turned 18 and were now legally adults. “We’re doing it because we can,” the unnamed agent told the magazine, “and it bothers the hell out of me.”

    • GreenLadyHere

      BoomerGal– -He was CHOSEN- – -by the “SWAMP DWELLER-In-Chief”–
      -He is a PART- – -of the SWAMP- – –with ALL the NEGATIVE Characteristics.– –
      WATCHIN’. . .

    • rikyrah

      Nope. Not a good man

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– —HAPPY BIRTHDAY Wishes R- – -In- –ORDER♥– –— –

    — –☺https://images.dailykos.com/images/416323/story_image/final-mueller-cover.jpg?1498184346

    — –Robert Swan Mueller III /ˈmʌlər/ (born August 7, 1944) is an American lawyer and civil servant who was the sixth Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, serving from 2001 to 2013. A Republican, he was appointed by President George W. Bush and his original ten-year term was given a two-year extension by President Barack Obama, making him the longest-serving FBI director since J. Edgar Hoover.

    – —BLESSINGS♥- – – -Best Wishes♥- –As “Special Prosecuter”- –on Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥—Awww -:>)–Another—SWEET- –“Father♥ – Daughter”♥–ENDEARING- –Moment♥ :>)

    – —☺https://twitter.com/Crystal1Johnson/status/894297684714147840

    BLESSINGS♥—:>)

  • Miranda

    Sen. Blumenthal goes on CNN this morning, Trump who claims he doesn’t watch the fake CNN then proceeds to tweet reckless bout Blumenthal.

    I think this tweet translates to “bitch ain’t nobody studdin you”
    https://twitter.com/SenBlumenthal/status/894550621038059521

    • rikyrah

      Uh huh

  • Miranda

    It’s raining and he can’t play golf so he’s watching “fake news” and rage tweeting.
    https://twitter.com/aravosis/status/894549106244366337

    • Town

      It’s going to be raining all week!!!

    • rikyrah

      LOL

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥– –LOL- – –The “BOY-Man” – -Will NEVA- –GROW- –Up!!—-:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥— From RESISTANT♥– -“AUNTIE MAXINE”♥- — –“CLAIMING ” – -Her Time — 2 —CALL “IT” OUT. . :>)

    – –☺https://twitter.com/breakfastclubam/status/894560208361533440

    —BLESSINGS♥ :>)

    • BoomerGal

      No lie!

      • GreenLadyHere

        BoomerGal – –*Co-Sign* :>) Luvin’ her♥- – –:>)

      • GreenLadyHere

        BoomerGal- —*BIG fist bump** :>)

  • Miranda

    Twitter suspends army of fake accounts after Trump thanks propaganda ‘bot’ for supporting him
    Ayg 7, 2017

    In a tweet on Saturday, President Donald Trump expressed thanks to Twitter user @Protrump45, an account that posted exclusively postitive memes about the president. But the woman whose name was linked to the account told Heavy that her identity was stolen and that she planned to file a police report. The victim asserted that her identity was used to sell pro-Trump merchandise.
    The @Protrump45 account also linked to the website Protrump45.com which specialized in Trump propaganda. All of the articles on the website were posted by other Twitter users, which also turned out to be fakes.
    https://twitter.com/Nupe117/status/894558937621647360

    • AxelFoley

      ayy lmao

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good MornTin’ rikyrah. :>)—**BIG HUG** :>)
    –Yes she is. :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Morning BoomerG

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good MornTin’ rikyrah.- –Jus’ caught U “downthread”- –:>)

    • rikyrah

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        rikyrah- – -**waves** :>)

  • Miranda
    • BoomerGal

      Heh. No comment.

    • Town

      She’s not Usher’s type, bodywise or age wise. Nope!

      • Miranda

        Hold up…this heifer suing for NOT having herpes?
        https://twitter.com/axolROSE/status/894565832575115264

        • AxelFoley

          I can’t Not today, y’all.

        • TyrenM

          Lisa, stealing money. I know this isn’t a contingency case.

        • Kennymack1971

          Nope….NOPE…y’all ain’t pulling me in this fuckery!!! Damn it man!

        • GreenLadyHere

          miranda♥– –☺http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view5/2837746/smh-and-talk-to-the-hand-o.gif

          NOT—on –MONDAY- – –2 Soon inda week. . LOL

        • JojoRaze

          She better get in somebody’s church giving a bomb testimony about not being diseased instead of doing this mess.

    • TyrenM

      Usher, I don’t like the way u treat me Usher. I want HALF Usher, HALF!

      • BoomerGal

        LOL!!!!

    • Joy

      I don’t mean to be ugly, but…I mean I just…I just really find it hard to believe that…

      Never mind.

      • Miranda

        Yeah…just walk away….we’re all trying to remain above the fray right now. It’s hard, but lets hold hands and walk away.

      • Alma98

        bwa hahahahaha!!!

    • rikyrah

      ummmm

    • GOVCHRIS1988
    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥– –Uhh—- https://media.giphy.com/media/3o7aTLhoDUdLALkXBe/giphy.gif

      —-Listenin’ 4 some truth—-

    • Alma98

      Nooope

    • The Shy Lurker

      Yeah, right!

      • Alma98

        HA!

    • MsKitty

      Well, alrighty then.

    • jziglar

      I can’t.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– –A- –RESISTANT♥- –CALLIN’- – -“IT” OUT. .

    —-☺Kyle Griffin‏

    Trump has tweeted 9 times this AM. Still no mention of the Minnesota mosque bombing or the 3 Marines missing off the Australian coast.
    —-COMMENTS:– –So much for all these reports about Kelly bringing discipline to Trump…

    —-Trump is low class.;– -Money can’t buy class!– – –

    • Miranda

      He doesn’t care about any of those things. He is fundamentally heartless and selfish. At his core he is just a repulsive germ.

      • GreenLadyHere

        miranda♥– – -He’s been a HEARTLESS Piece of Bovine Excrement- –All his life.—
        Annd his election was based on RACISM–NOT his Carin’. . .

        NOW they R findin’ OUT- – –PLAYED annnd USED

    • Kennymack1971

      Like I said the post below….they really gotta stop expecting Dolt 45 to be anything but trash.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Kennymack1971- —*Co-Sign*- —Annd –There should B NO EXPECTATIONs of Kelly– –Controllin’ him annd his Irrationality- –NONE!!

      • rikyrah

        trash!

  • jziglar

    Trumpbots are so ridiculous and laughable. So they complain when anyone attacks or says anything bad about Trump’s kids or wife, but it’s fair game to spread lies about the Obama family and then at the same time pretend that they never attacked the Obama girls. Just yesterday a Trump bot was spreading a lie saying that Malia’s “weed dealer” at Lollapalooza is a black Muslim who’s given money to ISIS, and then another claimed that the Obama girls are really the daughters of the Obamas friends, and one being the woman who was Michelle’s physician that helped deliver her kids at the Chicago medical center. LOL! All of this shit is ridiculous and not based on facts, but what’s the point of spewing this bullshit when the Obamas are gone? Like who do you think this will hurt? Because the sane people will just roll their eyes and laugh, and the Obamas will continue to thrive. Now if the shoe was on the other foot and our side started making up shit like saying Barron isn’t Donald or Melania’s kid or that Ivanka is snorting cocaine, etc. these people would be screaming murder. Nothing but hateful racist garbage and Hillary was right to call them deplorable.

    • rikyrah

      they are crazy. ODS is REAL!!!

    • Town

      Wasn’t Michelle’s physician Eric Holder’s wife? So are they trying to say Malia & Sasha are actually Eric Holder’s children?

      • jziglar

        LOL! I have no clue. Also, since Michelle clearly was a patient at the Univ. Chicago Medical Center and it’s public record that the girls were born and delivered there how does this story hold up even further? It would be so easy to expose something like this if it was fake because the staff, the hospital, the insurance company, and the state would all have records of some kind including birth certificates. Also, how do you explain that Malia and Sasha aren’t their kids when they look like their parents? Unless according to these crazy bigots all black people look alike.

      • rikyrah

        Marty Nesbit’s wife, I think.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ jziglar. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)- –

      All Kindsa POINTS. .— –Because the sane people will just roll their eyes and laugh, and the Obamas will continue to thrive.
      Annd the —ODS —Affected /infected- –will continue 2 WALLOW- –in their misery- — annnd spread annnd believe LIES!!– -P-I-T-I-F-U-L!!

      Good 2 C U♥ :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • Joy

    Morning!

    • rikyrah

      Morning Joy

  • Joy
  • GOVCHRIS1988

    I guess this is what they mean by, being eaten to the white meat.
    An Australian Teenager’s Legs Were Eaten By Sea Fleas And Everyone Is Traumatized
    I feel ill. Warning: this article contains graphic images.

    Posted on August 7, 2017, at 7:13 a.m.

    Alicia Melville-Smith
    BuzzFeed News Reporter

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/aliciamelvillesmith/an-australian-teenagers-legs-were-eaten-by-sea-fleas-and-it?utm_term=.ks7MAz6wLn#.laKzX4jlZb

    • Alma98

      Morning GOV, thanks but no thanks, I’mma pass lol

    • Miranda

      Gee whiz, between Usher & Quantasia and this…DIET BACK ON!

    • MsKitty

      I’ll take your word for it.

    • The Shy Lurker

      Sea fleas? *furiously scratches scalp*

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        From those pictures, you wouldn’t be scratchin, but hollerin.

    • rikyrah

      NOPE

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Now, come on folks. He still has his feet. They’re still attached.

    • AxelFoley

      Australia. That’s all that need be said.

    • JojoRaze

      Saw this on the Beeb app and was like “Nope!”

  • Alma98
    • Joy

      LOL…morning, Alma!

      • Alma98

        Morning Joy!

    • MsKitty

      Morning Alma

      • Alma98

        Morning MsKitty

    • GreenLadyHere

      ☺https://media.giphy.com/media/brsEO1JayBVja/giphy.gif
      Good Monday MornTin’ alma—annnd LOVELY- – -“MR. SUN”♥ :>)- –*BIG HUG* :>)

      – –☺https://cdn-img-1.wanelo.com/p/98e/843/053/108053ffbee30c3e72d8f8a/x354-q80.jpg
      — –Such a Lovely MornTin’ Scene —With —all that- –Greeeeen♥ :>)

      How R U?/weather?- –:>)- –Good 2 C U♥- –:>)

      B BLESSED♥U♥/Mom♥/Family♥/DAUGHTER♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥—-RESISTANT♥– –Brangin’ DATA. . Against- –“IT”!. .– —

    – –☺https://twitter.com/MattMurph24/status/894569011215835137

    —Yeah- – -He’s SCURRED. . .HAH!

  • MsKitty

    Morning rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Morning MsKitty

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      smddh

    • MsKitty
    • rikyrah

      Tee hee hee

    • Kennymack1971

      They gonna learn eventually.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥– -LOL– –RETHUGS- —Keep brangin’—the JOKES—-which R NOT funny!!—

      KELLY!- – –KAIN’T!- —-KONTROL!—- -“He Who is has been Outta control all his life!!”—

      He’s– –DELUSIONAL—about his “Power”-less. . :>)

      WATCHIN’. . .

  • Alma98

    Yes she does! hahahahaha!!!

  • Miranda

    And the Dolphins gonna give him $10 mil to suck them……ok, that sounds…….usherish
    https://twitter.com/FirstTake/status/894579335851540480

    • MsKitty

      Wait, Cutler’s going to the Dolphins?

      But yeah, tell me again how Kaep isn’t being blackballed.

      • Miranda

        And they’re paying him starter money. SMDH.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥—Sooo There’s NO RACISM- [against “CK*♥]—in this decision?- – -HUH?- — -Callin’- – –Bovine Excrement!!! geesh!

    • Kennymack1971

      Jay Cutler. If you’ve followed the NFL then you’ve heard the stories about the bad attitude, lack of commitment and just general meh on field performance.

      That dude was given 10 million to come out of retirement and play for the Dolphins.

      But keep telling me that Colin Kaepernick isn’t being blackballed sports media bros.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥–*Head Bow* – –SAD NEWS♥- – –A- –TRANSITION♥—– —
    —☺https://twitter.com/SInow/status/894579680728289280

    – – — -☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSlCn99i04I
    –[He was a- –FIRST♥]

    —☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZcCbGsGFMU

    – —RIHEP♥- – –CONDOLENCES 2 Family♥/Friends♥/Fans♥– -With GRATITUDE♥/LOVE♥- – -AMEN♥

    • MsKitty

      RIP to one of the greats.

      • GreenLadyHere

        MsKitty- – –AMEN♥- —-annnd – –AMEN♥

        Willl B missed. . :>)

      • jziglar

        Yep, RIP.

    • The Shy Lurker

      Rest in peace.

      • GreenLadyHere

        The Shy Lurker.—–AMEN♥—– – annnd —AMEN♥

    • Joy

      Rest in Glory.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Joy.- —AMEN♥—annnd AMEN♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    The anti-science administration strikes again.
    ———————
    Staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials instructed to reference “weather extremes” instead.

    A series of emails obtained by the Guardian between staff at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a USDA unit that oversees farmers’ land conservation, show that the incoming Trump administration has had a stark impact on the language used by some federal employees around climate change.
    https://twitter.com/GottaLaff/status/894585250247958528

  • Miranda

    Captain ‘Sully’ jumps into fight over air traffic control
    08/07/17 10:58 AM EDT

    Retired Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger is adding his voice to a growing chorus of opposition against President Trump’s push to privatize air traffic control.

    In a new video from the Alliance for Aviation Across America, Sullenberger — the former US Airways pilot who famously made an emergency landing in the Hudson river in 2009 — outlined his concerns with a proposal to transfer the country’s air navigation system to a private nonprofit corporation.
    http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/345581-captain-sully-jumps-into-fight-over-air-traffic-control

  • GreenLadyHere

    HEEY alma—:>)- –Aaaahhh ENJOY—the Lovely day. :>)

    BLESSINGS– -2 DAUGHTER♥—:>) She will do well. :>)

    Thank U 4 your always KIND BLESSINGS♥—:>)- – -*HUGS* :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥— —BLUMENTHAL- – –“CLAPS- –BACK”– –

    —☺https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/894573863417384960
    — -COMMENT:—We don’t care what Sen. Blumenthal said in the past. Trump lies every day. What he’s doing NOW is more important- saving America from Trump.– —

  • Miranda

    *slow clap*…he. broke. the. huddle. correctly. You’re in the National Football League…quarterback..and you got that right. Give him a bonus! SMDH.
    https://twitter.com/drewmagary/status/894570618783444999

    • AxelFoley

      Lordt

    • adept2u

      How do you break the huddle wrong though???

      • TyrenM

        The same way you get fired on your day off.

        • Miranda

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • Joy
      • Alma98

        hahahaha!!!

    • JojoRaze

      Yet and still, Colin Kaepernick doesn’t have a job because he is “disruptive”.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ JojoRaze. :>) *BIG HUG* :>)

        —**BIG fist bump”—-CALL ‘Em- –OUT!!–

        WE KNOW da F’REALZ!!—hmph!

        Good 2 C U♥–:>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥– –Still– -Applicable —☺http://adamcarolla.com/wp-content/uploads/TakeaKnee_400x.jpg
      *smh*
      PRAYERS♥—-4 *CK*♥- —

  • Miranda

    After 3 months with this trash administration, he said “I can’t do this”
    ——————
    IT director at Trump Homeland Security Dept resigns after three months on job
    08/07/17 10:52 AM EDT

    The chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security has resigned from his position after only three months on the job, the department confirmed on Monday.

    Richard Staropoli, a former U.S. Secret Service agent, resigned last week and will officially leave the top information security role in the department at the start of September.
    http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/345578-dhs-chief-information-officer-resigns-after-three-months-on-job

    • BoomerGal

      LOL!!!!

  • Miranda

    So basically, since the Dolphins paying $10million to Jay Cutler who WILL throw right into double and triple coverage, they had to bring the great Calvin Johnson out of retirement to show these receivers how to make spectacular catches to prevent the inevitable interceptions. Whatever, Cutler still gonna plant 20 interceptions and a third will be taken back to the house.
    ——————-
    Omar Kelly‏@OmarKelly
    Calvin Johnson is here specifically to help Miami’s top three get to the next level on things they need to work on.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DGoRvEiUAAArKba.jpg

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – —– –A –“Merriam-Webster”- – Moment”—COMMENT:—Every day of the Trump regime is. . . :>)

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/MerriamWebster/status/894528813681561605

    — –COMMENT:—So this would definitely apply to Trump and the Republican party.— –

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– –The SURVEY- – -SEZ. . .— –

    —☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/894565351832342528

    — -COMMENT:– –That’s a surprise given he is such a great president and doing many great things and won a huge electoral victory, and his Boy Scout speech.– – [HAH!- – –Wayta- —CLOWN- —da –CLOWN]

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥— From- –RESISTANT♥- –Rep. TED LIEU♥—–WORD.— –

    — -☻https://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/894582423656185857

    – –COMMENT:– – Trump is not above the law.
    This is not a dictatorship.

    We stand with Sen. Blumenthal and Mueller’s Special Counsel.

  • Joy

    Movie must have been really bad.

    Hollywood Keeps Wasting Idris Elba’s Talent. It’s A Huge Shame

    Excerpt: The space between what Idris Elba is capable of doing and what Hollywood has been willing to give him to do is a measurement of the industry’s creative failure and timidity. And for those of us who love to watch Elba work and hate to see him wasted, the weight of performances that could have been but never will be is crushing.

    • Keithnohio

      As we all know that is most likely by design in RACIST Hollywood. God forbid they create a BLACK TOM CRUISE, SIGH!!!

    • Miranda

      The movie has been universally panned…which means I’ll probably like it. LOL

    • GreenLadyHere

      Joy- – Lemme—Do- –This—-
      —-The space between what Idris Elba is capable of doing and what Hollywood has been willing to give him to do is a measurement of the industry’s creative failure and timidity.– –RACISM

      Jus’- –sayin’ ‘ ‘

  • MsKitty

    I don’t think he’s ready for the onslaught of porn memes that are coming his way.

    https://twitter.com/senorrinhatch/status/894584061934452736

    • Miranda

      Why is he just handing this over like this? Comedians everywhere have just fainted.

  • GreenLadyHere

    rikyrah.- —AMEN♥—-annnd- –AMEN♥

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- –KUDOS— R- – –In —ORDER♥- — 4 This — Talented–ARTIST♥—Inda –“CULTURE”♥- — :>)

    — -☺https://twitter.com/Blavity/status/894574223401865217

    — –A London based artist named Dreph, aka Neequaye Dreph Dsane, is filling his city with murals of extraordinary black women. He paints his images in public spots around London, including SoHo and the East End. The murals are a part of his “You Are Enough” seriesin which paints beautiful images of his most inspirational women friends.— :>)

    —-WELL- – -DONE♥- – –BLESSINGS♥

  • 7thangel
  • MsKitty

    Sponsored retirement announcements. This could be a fun trend.

    https://twitter.com/wilfork75/status/894604103455657984

    • GreenLadyHere

      MsKitty- –Yaaass—Very Creative- –FUNness.—:>)–

      —-Would B a Nice Trend. . :>)—

    • Miranda

      HA!!!!!! Good for him!

  • GreenLadyHere

    https://twitter.com/MatthewACherry/status/894609282255147008
    PBOMB♥—-Aaahhh–:>)—RESISTANT♥—MATTHEW Cherry♥- –Brangin’ a FOND MEMORY♥— :>)

    —☺https://twitter.com/MatthewACherry/status/894609282255147008

    – – –In Memoriam♥. .

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥—-From –Anotha—-RESISTANT♥- – -“Michael Jackson–ARCADE GAME”- – – :>)

    —-☺https://twitter.com/DodgerCentral/status/894609606550343682

    – —FOND—-MEMORY♥– -RIHEP♥

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – -HAH! — -HMPH!—Anotha- –“SWAMP-DWELLER”– –Added- —Communications—-errr—“LIES” – –

    —-☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/894615756385681408

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥— –From -A–RESISTANT♥—-*CK*—Positivity♥—-with a–“SLAMMIN’—T-Shirt”♥—:>)

    — -☺https://twitter.com/BSO/status/894606014405763072

    WORD♥– -2-Da- —WORD♥ :>)

    – –COMMENT♥—Where can I get a shirt AND UR RIGHT NFL is Racist– – -:>)

    • TyrenM

      I too need this shirt, please let me know where it is if u find it.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ TyrenM. :>) *BIG HUG* :>)- — -Me 2- –Will do.–:>)—That’s- — -a – –“RAP” :>)—Good 2 C U♥. – –:>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – –CREATIVE- –EMBLEM- –HONORING- – -*CK*’s- –CAUSE- = —JUSTICE. .– –

    —☺https://twitter.com/BSO/status/894609484047306753

    — –BLESSINGS♥– –:>)

  • Miranda

    And on that note……………I must lay down:

    шild тнoтs 1922†‏ @_lesbiTREN 3h3 hours ago
    somebody said usher went from smashing chilli to smashing pork n beans.
    i hate fat shaming but y’all…

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– –RESISTANT♥—–CALLIN’—-“IT”- — OUT–Ova These Increasin’ Gas Prices..

    —-☺West Wing Reports‏

    Gasoline prices inching up. Gallon of regular (AAA nationwide avg.):
    Today: $2.34
    Week ago: $2.31
    Month ago: $2.25
    Year ago: $2.12

    — –COMMENTS:–Whyyyyy? Gas should be so cheap right now. Massive surpluses.—[GREED]

    —-Gosh….all this WINNING……– —

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥—HAH!—RESISTANT♥- – – -Rep. NANCY –“Smash”- – -CALLS- – — -“IT”- – -OUT- –On – -Day — 200. .— -:>)

    — – ☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/894626437138927617

  • Miranda

    He totally looks he’s just there to pick up his check. I bet the Dolphins go 3-13.
    https://twitter.com/Lizzs_Lockeroom/status/894624907719528449

  • Tunisia

    USDA office told to use ‘weather extremes’ instead of ‘climate change’
    http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/345599-usda-office-told-to-use-weather-extremes-instead-of-climate-change

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