August 20, 2014

Tuesday Open Thread: Black/African Nationalists and Revolutionaries

This next person is known for having an interesting theory on race and how  might melanin play a role in white supremacy. She is considered a “black supremacist” because of her views. What do you think POU?

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Frances Cress Welsing (born March 18, 1935, Chicago), is an African American psychiatrist practicing in Washington, D.C.. She is noted for “Cress Theory of Color Confrontation”, which explores the practice of white supremacy. She is the author of The Isis Papers; The Keys to the Colors (1991).

Welsing states that a system is practiced by the global white minority, on both conscious and unconscious levels, to ensure their genetic survival by any means necessary. According to Welsing, this system attacks people of color, particularly people of African descent, in the nine major areas of people’s activity: economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex and war. Welsing believes that it is imperative that people of color, especially people of African descent, understand how the system of white supremacy works in order to, according to her, dismantle it and bring true justice to planet Earth.

In The Isis Papers she postulates the melanin theory, a hypothesis that has been called racist, pseudoscientific and black supremacist, that white people are the genetically defective descendants of albino mutants. She posits that because of this “defective” mutation, they may have been forcibly expelled from Africa, among other possibilities. Welsing proposes that, because it is so easy for pure whiteness to be genetically lost during interracial breeding, light-skinned peoples developed an aggressive colonial urge and their societies dominated others militarily in order to preserve this light-skinned purity. Welsing ascribes certain inherent and behavioral differences between black and white people to a “melanin deficiency” in white people. Welsing proposes what she calls a “functional definition of racism”:

Functional Definition Of Racism = White Supremacy = Apartheid: As a black behavioral scientist and practicing psychiatrist, my own functional definition of racism (white supremacy) is as follows: “Racism (white supremacy) is the local and global power system and dynamic, structured and maintained by persons who classify themselves as white, whether consciously or subconsciously determined; which consists of patterns of perception, logic, symbol formation, thought, speech, action, and emotional response, as conducted, simultaneously in all areas of people activity (economics, education, entertainment, labor, law, politics, religion, sex, and war); for the ultimate purpose of white genetic survival and to prevent white genetic annihilation on planet Earth – a planet upon which the vast and overwhelming majority of people are classified as nonwhite (black, brown, red and yellow) by white skinned people, and all of the nonwhite people are genetically dominant (in terms of skin coloration) compared to the genetic recessive white skin people.”

Welsing discusses her “Unified Field Theory Psychiatry” as a broader framework, encompassing biology, psychology, and physics, as prerequisite to understanding the etiology of a unified field of energy phenomena, specifically the “behavior-energy” underlying racial conflict. She states that her position is more analogous to the “determinist” model of physicist Albert Einstein, than to the “indeterminacy” theories of Max Born and Werner Heisenberg. Welsing further contends that chauvinism of white males is rooted in envy. 

Other supremacist essays concern the meaning and symbolism of rape and of justifiable homicide. Her analysis of mass-homicide, or genocide, concludes that the Holocaust and systematic destruction of European Jewry was caused by white fear of genetic annihilation by “non-Aryan” peoples. Therefore she believes that the function of Jews as a “Chosen People” is to illustrate to all non-white ethnicities that they are in peril of extermination:

No matter how much you may shrink the size of your nose, no matter how many doctors, lawyers, judges, professors, scholars you may produce, no matter how many Einsteins, Freuds, Marxes, or Rubensteins you produce, no matter how much money, diamonds, and gold you may obtain, if you are classified as “non-white” under the conditions of white supremacy domination, when the hammer of white supremacy falls, you will be under that hammer.

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  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

    • Alma98

      Good morning rikyrah :)

  • rikyrah

    Howard Dean is Dead Wrong on Obamacare’s Individual Mandate
    Monday, December 30, 2013 | Posted by Spandan Chakrabarti at 1:08 PM

    Howard Dean, 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, former Vermont governor and former DNC chair, has a regular gig appearing on CNBC. In one such appearance, he said today that the individual responsibility provision of Obamacare was unnecessary and would hurt Democrats in next year’s elections.

    Gov. Dean is wrong. He didn’t explain his argument much, but from what I can saw together from his previous statements and campaign (his 2004 campaign was what brought me to politics), his argument revolves around his experience in overhauling Vermont’s health insurance market as governor, which he admitted did a great job at. Dean has often argued that because Vermont was able to achieve close-to-universal coverage without the individual mandate, the rest of the country would be, too.
    .

    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2013/12/howard-dean-is-dead-wrong-on-obamacares.html

    • Kennymack1971

      Howard Dean needs to have a seat. That is all.

    • JojoRaze

      Dean is about as relevant as CrossColors…I care not a wit about him.

      • AxelFoley

        Dayum, Jojo went way back with CrossColors, LOLOLOL

        • JojoRaze

          He’s just annoying. As Jds said, whst is his motivation? How is he being helpful? If we’re not ggonna get single-payer until people see ins companies as onerous, what’s the point? Also, using as an example VT, a state that’s uniformly homogeneous as an example is silly.Massachusetts is the best eexample so far because it’s a racially and economically diverse state.Dean is just trying to make a buck. He has said or done anything meaningful politically or policy wise since ‘Yargh!!!!’

      • goldenstar

        Well, it’s vintage and could always be in demand because of low inventory….

      • Miranda

        HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

      • gn

        lmao.

    • jds09

      I’m at a lost to what Dean’s motivation is with all this. “People don’t like to be told what to do”, really?! Folks have lost their minds.

      • conlakappa

        What he has in mind: Dean 2016, Yeah!

        He is still ticked that Candidate Obama took his campaign 50-state blueprint and made it into something Dean hadn’t even imagined.

        • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

          This all day long.

        • jds09

          The “presidential virus” is a real thing. It’s a chronic illness, few survive it.

  • rikyrah
    • jds09

      I can just imagine this guys twitter timeline. LOL

  • rikyrah
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  • rikyrah

    Jeff Gauvin @JeffersonObama Follow

    lol RW media wants @MHarrisPerry fired for mentioning there’s a token black baby in the GOP but praise Duck Dynasty for calling out gays

    8:26 PM – 30 Dec 2013

  • rikyrah

    Jeff Gauvin @JeffersonObama Follow

    Conservatives shooting up schools with AR-15s = FREE MARKETS…Calling blacks & gays virulent names = Free Markets.

    9:09 PM – 30 Dec 2013

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU. So the 2520s are coming for Melissa Harris-Perry. The hypocrisy with these mofos knows no bounds. Just last week they caped hard for ol racist ass Phil Robertson but now they’re hitting the fainting couches behind MHP…GTFOHWTBS

    • AxelFoley

      I have a feeling MHP will tell them all to have a seat.

      • jds09

        She apologized on twitter this morning.

        • AxelFoley

          Well, there goes that.

          • aleth

            I just find it interesting after the numerous lectures to Obama

          • jds09

            As my mama would say “she forgot she was black.” The double standard is alive and well, and these days enforced with a new level of vigilance. smh

          • JojoRaze

            Everyone who gripes about PBO not being tough enough turn turn out to be keyboard commandoes screaming ‘hold me back’ when their time to be Rambo comes around.

          • jds09

            THIS.

  • rikyrah

    December 30, 2013, 6:40 pm 1 Comment
    Assange’s Father Met Assad in Damascus
    By ROBERT MACKEY

    Updated, 8:43 p.m. | Julian Assange’s father met with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria during a visit to Damascus last week as a member of “a solidarity delegation,” The Australian reported on Monday.

    A photograph of the meeting, posted on the Syrian presidency’s Twitter feed and released by the state news agency, showed Mr. Assange’s biological father, John Shipton, seated two places away from Mr. Assad.

    http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/30/assanges-father-met-assad-in-damascus/?smid=tw-thelede&seid=auto&_r=1

    • AxelFoley

      Hmmm…

      • conlakappa

        It just means that Ol Jules we sample Shaq’s “Biological Didn’t Bother.” He’ll disclaim like it’s his full-time job.

    • gn

      Why come wikileaks/Snowden ring stay courting some of the shadiest politicians on the planet?

      • BarbinAtlSouth

        Cuz legit politicians / leaders know that Assange / Greenwald / Snowden are shady & wouldn’t piss on ‘em if they were on fire.

        • gn

          Birds of a feather flock together. Certain people believe that they have all the answers and that the dirty masses’ electoral preferences shouldn’t count. None believe that they should be constrained by things like “laws” or “democracy.” Not surprised to see them all riding together lol.

  • rikyrah

    Pete Souza’s Year in Photos
    By Chipsticks

    http://theobamadiary.com/2013/12/31/pete-souzas-year-in-photos/

  • jds09

    Good Morning POU Fam!

    • Alma98

      Good morning jds!

  • GreenLadyHere

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    – — – -DR. Frances Cress Welsing — SPEAKS TRUTH!! –
    - – - – — -Welsing believes that it is imperative that people of color, especially people of African descent, understand how the system of white supremacy works in order to, according to her, dismantle it and bring true justice to planet Earth.
    ———– Welsing further contends that chauvinism of white males is rooted in envy. – - -EVIDENCE: –ALL THINGS –ANTI-MR. PRESIDENT. – —WE KNOW.!!!

    —- –Her DOMINANT theories R the MAJOR ones – -IN FULL OPERATION HERE annnd WORLD-WIDE. — Soo –trynta call her a “BLACK SUPREMACIST” –IRRELEVANT.

    — —ENJOY your TREAT. :>) [Brrr. . .:>)] —B BLESSED 2-DAY♥ – -

  • aleth

    I called it she will apologize and I await her suspension and termination. So people need to realize Maddow etc are nothing but corporate employees who must meet joe Scarborough, Comcast approval. Funny all these people attacked the president nonstop. Only white folk got freedom of speech in public arenas and they want it like that. Yes, there will be done sprinkles of color like don lemon but they are there to act as gatekeepers for white voice. Liberal media my ass but we already knew that!! So folk stop advocating for Reid to get a show, it’s all a joke. Folk need to stop expecting too much from these hypocritical cretins

    • conlakappa

      All that said, it was a tacky joke.

      • aleth

        I could careless about the joke or her show. But I do find the treatment hypocritical and whether Romney likes it or not, there is still questions regarding his religion and outlook of people of color.

        • conlakappa

          O…kay? When one goes down that tacky-joke road, one has little moral high ground to stand on when pointing out others who go down that same road. She’s a useful tool in this regard. I’d expect the likes of Joe Scar and his clown brigade to eagerly follow, covering themselves with the thin veil of, “Well, MHP did it.”

          Her white mother lives with her, her black husband, and her black child. So does she send out holiday cards with the difference noted? That smacks of hypocrisy or maybe she just hates her mother.

          • aleth

            You will have to ask her that. And she never had any moral high ground at least for me.

            Besides joe does not need Melissa to do what he does daily neither does the GOP or Romney with his norther stick with his son.

            Again for me, it just highlights selective outrage, protection of speech for certain demographics, ability to forgive certain people but not others and the fact for me that most of the cable channels are bullshit.

          • conlakappa

            I meant when the audience/we are okay with a joke that is tacky, our moral high ground slips. I’ve expressed the same about “Chris Christie is fat” jokes. /shrugs

            I do understand your point about selective outrage. She hasn’t lost her job yet. It would be a bad look for GE/NBC to fire her after bringing back Papa Duck Dynasty but consistency and lack of hypocrisy are certainly not network strong suits.

      • jds09

        Note to black pundits, please leave the jokes to professionals…black twitter.

      • gn
    • TyrenM

      I watched Rachel’s YE show and was blinded by the white. A sprinkle of Latino and Asian. Maybe 1 Blah. Maybe.

      Joke to them indeed, but I won’t stop advocating to breakup dudebros inc.

    • GreenLadyHere

      GOOD MORNTIN’ Aleth. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>) – - -As one who would like 2 C Ms. REID have her —”OWN SHOW” – - –I’m feelin’ that IT WOULD NOT B — “HER SHOW.” —
      Annnd maybe she’s feelin’ it also. — – -
      — -Kept sayin’ that I believe that SHE is the DETERMINANT PARTY/FACTOR in the DECISION-MAKIN’. –
      -Annnd I believe that –hostin’ shows –IS HER DECISION —4 NOT acceptin’ her own show. –
      — —I believe that she is VERY well aware of the MSNBC -CONTROL!!!! –
      Good 2 C U aleth. :>) Have a good day. :>)

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

      She apologized to Romney, yet didn’t apologize to PBO when she falsely accused him of blaming single mothers for the murder rate in Chicago. In fact, she took her platform and proceeded to lecture those of us who called her out, complete with a neck roll and a hand on her hip. But let the white right wing nuts and their Black mascot (Don Lemon) make a little bit of noise, and she folds like a cheap suit.

  • GreenLadyHere

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  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ —PERSPECTIVE – - – -TRUTH!! – - – -
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    ——- - – –EXCERPT: – -
    In short, December was marked by a rash of racist and offensive remarks by public figures, drawing outrage and protests from large swaths of the public. But the frequency and number of these incidents in the last month of the year and the intensity of our focus on these occurrences should give us pause. It’s easy to see how policing the increasingly outrageous and offensive comments of public figures could be a full-time job, and one with uneven results (Kelly remains unrepentant and the Duck Dynasty guy is scheduled to be back on the air). And the time we spend addressing these outrages distracts us from the kind of focus and attention that produces real, meaningful civil rights gains. — -[SPEAK TRUTH]

    —The distinction between substantive barriers to equality and individual racist acts or statements is an important one. Both are deserving of attention, but the returns for victory in the former far outweigh those in the latter.

    [ALL of THIS!!] –It’s impossible to identify one positive gain for the economic, educational, social or political condition of marginalized black people that resulted from the punishment meted out to Paula Deen (besides the obvious health benefits to all Americans from her show’s cancellation on the Food Network). We still need a fix for the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court’s disastrous decision in Shelby County v. Holder.We need real economic redress for African-American victims of predatory lending, and school-reform measures that provide our children with the tools they need to participate in the economy of the future and to serve as informed citizens of our country. We must end racial profiling, which remains an ongoing, dangerous and illegal affront to the dignity and citizenship of African Americans.
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  • Alma98

    Good morning everyone.

    • goldenstar

      More snow to bring in the New Year!

      • Alma98

        Yep!

    • GreenLadyHere

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      Oh! —U “BRANG IT” – -here. THANK U. :>)

      • Alma98

        Good New Year Eve afternoon GLH! I love your sunshine video! Hopefully the new year bring us all something wonderful. Blessings to you and the family.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Alma — – -LOL —-THANK U. :>)

          Annnd I luv “wakin’ up” 2 YOUR –DAILY – -”FUN SUN”. :>) — -sooo – –THANK U♥ – - -

          BLESSINGS – ACCEPTED annnd-appreciated :>)

    • rikyrah

      Good Afternoon, Alma.
      Been the first time I’ve had a free moment all day

      • Alma98

        Afternoon rikyrah!

  • Miranda

    Damn! Al-Shabazz over in accounting is no joke! He aint
    playing wit ya’ll bout those receipts! You need to turn in your damn bomb material purchase receipts so they can post it by the end of the month! I know he over there cussing because Omar and Sha-bilia always running up in their late and don’t have all the receipts for explosives and shells so they can balance the books!
    —————————–
    $0.60 for cake: Al-Qaida records every expense
    By RUKMINI CALLIMACHI Dec. 30,2013 11:36 AM EST

    TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — The convoy of cars bearing the black al-Qaida flag came at high speed, and the manager of the modest grocery store thought he was about to get robbed.

    Mohamed Djitteye rushed to lock his till and cowered behind the counter. He was dumbfounded when instead, the al-Qaida commander gently opened the grocery’s glass door and asked for a pot of mustard. Then he asked for a receipt.

    Confused and scared, Djitteye didn’t understand. So the jihadist repeated his request. Could he please have a receipt for the $1.60 purchase?

    This transaction in northern Mali shows what might seem an unusual preoccupation for a terror group: Al-Qaida is obsessed with documenting the most minute expenses.

    In more than 100 receipts left in a building occupied by al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb in Timbuktu earlier this year, the extremists assiduously tracked their cash flow, recording purchases as small as a single light bulb. The often tiny amounts are carefully written out in pencil and colored pen on scraps of paper and Post-it
    notes: The equivalent of $1.80 for a bar of soap; $8 for a packet of macaroni; $14 for a tube of super glue. All the documents were authenticated by experts.

    The accounting system on display in the documents found by The Associated Press is a mirror image of what researchers have discovered in other parts of the world where al-Qaida operates, including Afghanistan, Somalia and Iraq. The terror group’s documents around the world also include corporate workshop schedules, salary spreadsheets, philanthropy budgets, job applications, public relations advice and letters from the equivalent of a human resources division.

    more here: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/060-cake-al-qaida-records-every-expense

    • Alma98

      LMAO!

    • jds09

      Maybe all this accounting and structure is in response to corruption. Maybe they have their fair share of grifters. lol

      • Miranda

        You already know somebody been lying on their expense reports.

        • jds09

          LOL, LOL

    • TyrenM

      Dammit Miranda, where’s Whitney lol.

    • BarbinAtlSouth

      Okay. Bypassing the main part of the story, Al-Qaida drives vehicles with flags that identify them? Now, I’m not a rah-rah drone person, but I’m just saying – self-targeting.

  • aleth

    Wait why is AP all over Putins nut..

  • Miranda

    THIS.

    Jeff Gauvin ‏@JeffersonObama8m
    So next time Hannity mocks the Obama children and an MSNBC host dares say something against Hannity, expect Comcast to fire the MSNBC host

  • crazycanuck

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    On a day like today, French painter Henri Matisse, was born. #Flashback pic.twitter.com/8SVfbjIsgI

  • Miranda

    Cant the Pope cuss?? I bet he would have some choice words for Ken Langone if he did.
    ———————————–
    Home Depot founder worries Pope Francis neither loves nor understands rich Americans
    By Scott Kaufman Monday, December 30, 2013 22:39 EST

    In an interview on CNBC on Monday, Home Depot founder and devout Catholic Ken Langone said that the Pope’s statements about capitalism have left many potential “capitalist benefactors” wary of donating to the Church or its fundraising projects.

    According to Langone, an anonymous, “potential seven-figure donor” for the Church’s restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral is concerned that the Pope’s criticism of capitalism are “exclusionary,” especially his statements about the “culture of prosperity” leading to the wealthy being “incapable of feeling compassion for the poor.”

    Langone said he’s raised this issue with Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who yesterday praised Pope Francis for “shattering the caricature of the Church.”

    “I’ve told the Cardinal,” Langone said, “‘Your Eminence, this is one more hurdle I hope we don’t have to deal with. You want to be careful about generalities. Rich people in one country don’t act the same as rich people in another country.’”

    Cardinal Dolan told CNBC that he had, in fact, spoken to Langone, and had told him that “that would be a misunderstanding of the Holy Father’s message. The pope loves poor people. He also loves rich people.”

    He then thanked Langone for bringing this anonymous donor’s concerns to him, and insisted that “[w]e’ve got to correct — to make sure this gentleman understands the Holy Father’s message properly.”

    more here: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/30/home-depot-founder-worries-pope-francis-neither-loves-or-understands-rich-americans/

    • goldenstar

      He is one hateful person. Trustee at Bucknell University, he was outraged that fellow alum, Philip Roth, was honored and that Elie Wiesel was invited to speak the following year. Not liking Jews is just the start. He was one of the persons involved in the Billionaires’ Letter to PBO.

    • conlakappa

      Boo freakin’ hoo. Talk about first-world problems! His cardinal should call him out and show just how much he does or does not donate to the church already. He’s coming off too dickish to make me think he tithes.

    • jds09

      He’s lucky the Pope didn’t blast some “rich men and the eye of a needle” shade.

  • Miranda

    Christie Ally Ordered To Testify In Bridge Scandal
    HUNTER WALKER – DECEMBER 31, 2013, 11:46 AM EST

    A close ally and former high school classmate of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was ordered on Tuesday to testify about the scandal involving lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.

    David Wildstein was subpoenaed to testify at a hearing Jan. 9 by New Jersey Assemblyman John Wisniewski (D), who has been leading the investigation into the September lane closures.

    Wildstein was the director of interstate capital projects at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the bridge.

    He and another Christie appointee at the agency resigned earlier this month amid mounting questions about the lane closures, which caused days of gridlock in Fort Lee, N.J.

    Some Democrats have alleged Christie’s Port Authority appointees had the lanes shut because aFort Lee’s mayor declined to endorse the governor’s re-election bid. Wildstein has said the lane closures were the result of a traffic study and Christie has repeatedly denied any role in the decision to shut the lanes.

    more here: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/christie-ally-subpoena-bridge-scandal

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

      Why couldn’t this have come out BEFORE the election???

      • aleth

        Girl u from jersey u know why

      • BarbinAtlSouth

        I don’t know that it would have made a difference.

        I’m guessing that NJ, like most states, have a large percentage of people that don’t vote and those that do, don’t pay enough attention to know the candidates – or worse, just vote based on name recognition.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — – HEALTHCARE – - –RACIAL DISPARITIES?- – —NO KIDDING. — -
    – - –Facing U.S. Health Care’s Doctor Segregation- – -
    — — -Is the U.S. health-care system segregated? Not in the sense that it was 50 years ago, when many hospitals had separate wards for blacks and whites. Such overt discrimination by doctors and
    hospitals ended with the civil rights movement, with a nudge from Medicare.
    Yet “de facto segregation” remains in practice, according to research published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.

    When minority patients get medical care, they are more likely to see
    doctors who are themselves people of color. And minority doctors
    disproportionately care for the poor, Medicaid patients, and non-English speakers.

    Non-white doctors cared for about 54 percent of minority patients, according to an analysis of 7,070 patient surveys from 2010 in which the race of the doctors came from reports by the patients. But minority doctors account for only one-quarter of the U.S. physician workforce, according to a report(PDF) from the Association of American Medical Colleges. Blacks make up just 6.3 percent of physicians, and Hispanics just 5.5 percent.

    – - – -SNIP – - -

    – - – -It’s worth looking at the racial disparities in health care now as millions of new patients prepare to enter the system under the
    Affordable Care Act. In the 25 states that aren’t expanding their Medicaid programs, blacks and Hispanics will be
    disproportionately affected. And if the increase in newly insured patients getting care next year makes it more difficult to actually see a doctor, the problem is likely to be worse in underserved communities where the health system is already stretched thin.

    THERE IS MORE — – -

    — -As the other article stated —-KEEP FOCUSED on the REAL ISSUES – - -:>)

  • Miranda

    There is just something so right about Snoop performing at the Kennedy Center Honors.

    ”Started From the Bottom” is not just a song title by Drake.

    For a lot of folks it has real meaning. One of them is Snoop Dogg/Lion. You see, Snoop and his family were recently invited to the White House, something the rapper from the LBC always dreamed of.

    Actually he says he dreamed of performing for President Obama at the White House, but didn’t know what song he could perform since his music is so hardcore.

    Well, he hasn’t actually performed at the White House for the president, but he did do his thing at the 36th Kennedy Center Honors where Mr. and Mrs. Obama were present and later he and his family did indeed pay a visit to the White House.

    • conlakappa

      I was amused at the president of the Kennedy Center saying, “hoooooooooooooo.” Methinks, he’s got some funk concerts in his history or his kids schooled him beforehand! I’m surprised there hasn’t been some faux-outrage on the First Couple singing along. Or I’ve missed it!

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

      Who would’ve thunk it, huh? I love it! PBO and FLOTUS were gettin’ it IN, too!

    • BarbinAtlSouth

      Oh I wish I had DVR’d this!

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — – -SADLY —the SAD NEWS – –Continues —-
    – - –Rapper Waka Flocka’s Brother Is Dead – –
    – - – -Hip-hop star Waka Flocka Flame’s younger brother, rapper Kayo Redd, died Sunday in Atlanta.

    The cause of death is still unknown, but conflicting reports have
    stated that Redd, who died shortly after tweeting out a link to his new mix tape, was either shot in his old neighborhood or committed suicide, Rolling Stone reports.
    – —-SNIP – - -

    – — –This isn’t the first brother Waka Flocka has lost. Their mother, Debra Antney, the famed hip-hop manager and sometime cast member of Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta, tweeted last night, “I just lost another son.” Antney, who manages Waka Flocka’s career, told Vibe magazine that the loss of his youngest brother Caodes when he was 13 changed him.

    THERE Is MORE – –

    – –RIHEP. — –CONDOLENCES 2 ALL –So sorry 2 Ms.Debra.AMEN

    — ☺http://www.allgraphics123.com/ag/01/9339/9339.gif

    Annd AMEN –

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — – -Just heard: – - -ACA POSITIVITY :>)

    MORE that 2 MILLION have ENROLLED in the ACA. :>)
    Woo! Hoo! –

    — –☺http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Barack-Obama-Clapping-in-Front-of-American-Flags.gif

  • Miranda

    Did anyone really not expect Don Lemon to jump in and raise his profile to white folks even more at MHP’s expense? I TOTALLY expected him to do this. Its who he is now.

    Don Lemon vs Melissa Harris-Perry Over Romney Family Photo
    DECEMBER 31, 2013 BY CLUTCH http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2013/12/don-lemon-vs-melissa-harris-perry-romney-family-photo/

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

      Yet he defended Phil Robertson and said NOTHING about Megyn Kelly’s “Don’t worry kids. Jesus and Santa are Black” comment.

      • BoomerGal

        She was half right! Jesus IS black!

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

          LOL! My bad. Freudian slip!

    • jds09

      I’m fascinated with how this whole Don Lemon Saga is rolling out. He’s come from a nondescript anchor of color to this wannabe sellout. From what I can tell, he’s giving it away for free or all this is just to stay employed.

    • Alma98

      Don might as well ask Paula Deen for one of those black & white slave servant costumes to wear. He is in coontastic mode all the way.

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      – -2 THANGS: —-
      – - -☺HE Continues 2 B: — –http://dash.ponychan.net/chan/files/src/138656560710.gif

      – - –☺http://www.lawnjock.com/images/blackjockey1.jpg

      —–THIS is his ONLY concept of the word — -CHANGE: – - -

      – - – -☺http://marcuspcannon.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/spare-change.jpg LOL – - –

      Good 2 C U miranda. :>) Have a good day. :>) –

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – — –Still thinkin’ – - – -
    – - –☺http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/367281/also-twitter-melissa-harris-perry-apologizes-nro-staff [Don't know ifff this is Right-Leanin' site- -- --Howeva. . .
    - ---Several THANGS: ---
    - -- --☺She needsta WRITE -- -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqESKMM36k4 when she CONCLUDES her program Saturday. - -- -Unless she gets a LETTER [NOT a Twitter] from msnbc –FIRST. Jus’ sayin’. . .

    — – -☺THIS: – -As black child born into large white Mormon family I feel familiarity w/Romney family pic & never meant to suggest otherwise. #MHPapology —–How U accept bein’ MAJORITY BLAH —when U – -BI-racial?? –Which has been your problem.
    — – U play that –”CUTE-BY-HALF” – –”giggle game” – - -which does NOT “PLAY” well in —”Da CULTURE”. – - -BUT — U “think” that THEY [YT folks] R ACCEPTIN’ U. —HAH! — -NOT!! –
    - EVIDENCE: —#MHPapology. –THEY — MADE U create it. NOT US!! – -

    — –☺THIS ISSUE is MORE than “Racial”; — It displays YOUR INSENSITIVITY in a RACIAL matter. – –YET U say: — Therefore, while I meant no offense,. . — -THENnnn –WHAT DID U mean??? — –☺http://cdn.theatlanticwire.com/img/upload/2012/10/17/meanobama.gif
    Annd while U R at IT, – –U CAN APOLOGIZE –MR. PRESIDENT!!

    – — -☺ —Suggestion: — -NEW YEAR’s RESOLUTION: – - -Leave RACIAL ISSUES ALONE – - — Unless/Until U FIGURE U OUT!! – -

    - –The BEGINNING- – - -

    • TyrenM

      That’s an easy one. From NRO:
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      Anymore questions Professor GLH?

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ TyrenM. :>) ***BIG HUG***:>) — –
        — -OOPS – –I’m THERE. :>) — ☺ http://www.flickr.com/photos/80375783@N00/3625931969/in/photostream/

        Shoulda KNOWN. :>) – -BU —bu — -BUT –I needed the tweets – - —DANG!! :>)

        —–I –FAUX —–pologize. :>) Ax’in 4 –4-give-ness. :>) –
        — —Good 2 C U TyrenM. :>) Have a good day. :>)

        • TyrenM

          No fauxpology needed over here. Happy New Year GLH :)

          • GreenLadyHere

            –LOL –TyrenM :>) — -HAPPY NEW YEAR – -2014. :>)
            – - – -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e8vfRTsFU4

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

    I predict a major lawsuit.

    A new low on the George Washington Bridge scandal: Editorial
    By Star-Ledger Editorial Board on December 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM, updated December 31, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    …A report Sunday by Shawn Boburg of The Record reveals that Fort Lee police were delayed while responding to reports of a missing child and a cardiac arrest. Local officials warned Bill Baroni, the former deputy executive director of the Port Authority, and David Wildstein, the governor’s enforcer at the agency and the man who ordered the lane closures.

    What’s alarming is that Baroni and Wildstein kept those lanes closed all week, despite this safety alert on Monday morning. It wasn’t until
    Friday that they were overruled by Patrick Foye, the Port Authority’s
    executive director, who had been deliberately kept in the dark. Foye,
    furious when he learned the truth, rightly called the lane closures
    “dangerous.”

    MORE: http://blog.nj.com/njv_editorial_page/2013/12/a_new_low_on_the_george_washin.html

    • jds09

      This will hound Christie like Romney’s plant closings.

    • Miranda

      These evil ass demons…they would put a child’s LIFE at further risk all for some get back…..these fools deserve prison time for this shit.

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

    Lawscribe @lawscribe 5m I am incredibly disheartened with what happened on @MHPshow. It reinforces skepticism I have felt my whole life being a bi-racial adopted.

    Lawscribe@lawscribe 5m
    Once I left the abject racism of Buffalo at age 12, questions about my mixed ethnicity and mixed adoption rarely came from whites.

    Lawscribe @lawscribe 4m
    This is really all I have to say. As I said, deeply disappointed, but not surprised.

    First of all, I don’t appreciate this person’s attempt to paint Black people as haters of bi-racial people and against transracial adoption, and act like white people are so accepting.

    Secondly, the MHP Show wasn’t clowning white people adopting Black children. They were pointing out the irony of the Romneys, who are members of an organization with a history of racism, and made racist comments towards PBO, adopting a Black child.

    • JB20005

      Having been raised Mormon myself, the Romney adoptee has my sympathies when he gets old enough to read what various Mormon prophets had to say about the “Seed of Cain”.

      • jds09

        Thank you. MHP should have went for the heart of it the issue instead of hinting at it.

    • BoomerGal

      And I’m almost certain that poor child is going to need Dr. Welsing’s services sometime in the future.

    • Alma98

      Are you effing kidding me! This person is projecting their color issues on MHP and black folks in general. They really are distorting what happened and going in for the kill.

    • Miranda

      SMH……it amazes me how the right wing can convince people the earth is flat.

    • jds09

      As the daughter of a black man could “pass” in some circles, the “one drop rule” really simplifies life. These bi-racial black folks, Lord help me, really get on my last nerve.

      • Alma98

        Black folks are the default for everything that’s gone wrong in some folks lives. Apparently we have all this power.

        • jds09

          If I had that kind of power I’d give my black ass a raise first.

          • Alma98

            I hear ya jds! Thanks to someone at TOD I’ve learned that the baby’s name means black. Talk about irony, smh.

      • rikyrah

        see…I’m about to hurt some feelings.

    • gn

      That’s rich—so now it’s the black community who have the issues with accepting biracial people. Sure.

      • rikyrah

        who you telling.
        who you telling.

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

        OK? It’s ridiculous!

    • BarbinAtlSouth

      If I understand his tweets correctly, he’s saying that questions about his ethnicity only come from people of color?

      1) Because poc come from all over – he could be from South America, Caribbean, Asia, hell anywhere. Maybe they aren’t trying to stigmatize, but rather connect.

      2) And before he assumes that folks are judging him for his parentage, perhaps he should do an internal review and decide whether or not he’s come to terms with his beginnings. I don’t get upset about what people say about me unless I already feel funky about it.

    • aleth

      Wait ain’t Melissa mixed hehe victimhood disease instead the reality… Lack of self acceptance

  • JB20005

    New Obamacare insurance enrollments now over 2 million.

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/31/22124305-over-2-million-people-signed-up-for-obamacare-says-white-house?lite

    New Medicaid enrollments were at 3.9 million almost two weeks ago.

    Last data for young adults added to their parents policies under expanded dependent coverage was 3.1 million.

    Thanks Obama!

    • TyrenM

      10 MILLION! While MSM touts 7MIL number all week/month/year.

      • TresL

        It’s likely more than that because the private enrollments and Medicaid probably represents mostly families. My conservative estimate would be about 12 million plus 3.1 for a total of over 15 million people with coverage tomorrow.

  • Miranda

    These innanets be ON IT! LOL

    Damon Wayans Jr. Baby Mama Aja Metoyer is Mom of Wade’s Love Child
    Read more at http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2013/12/damon-wayans-jr-baby-mama-aja-metoyer-is-mom-of-wades-love-child-photos/#rlWkwJhVkiYATA8W.99

    • Alma98

      WOW! He is messy! Damn they got her pic too lol.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda —–☺http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view1/1266631/eww-o.gif

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

      DAYUM! DWade hooked up with a professional baby mama!

    • BarbinAtlSouth

      This is ugly.

      I would have thought that having gotten rid of the crazy ex-wife would have cured DWade of this nonsense.

      I wish the best for GUnion (although – and I certainly can’t judge – this might be a case of what goes around…)

  • Miranda

    IT’S SO TRUE!

    Charles Wade ‏@akacharleswade11m
    Black Twitter is an investigative unit.

    Charles Wade ‏@akacharleswade8m
    News outlets are watching Black Twitter determine what’s news worthy. This is insane.

    Charles Wade ‏@akacharleswade7m
    Most of the year’s biggest news stories wouldn’t have been big without “Black Twitter.”

    Charles Wade ‏@akacharleswade4m
    “Black Twitter” has also changed the tone of online reporting. I’m reading stories on legitimate sites that sound like “reads.”

    http://awesomelyluvvie.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Brown-Twitter-Birds-Inny-Vinny.jpg

  • BarbinAtlSouth

    Hey POU

    Hope everybody is having a good day!

    • Alma98

      Hey Barb! The same to you.

    • GreenLadyHere

      –GOOD NEW YEAR’s EVE MORNTIN’ –BarbinAtlSouth. ♥ ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – — -Wishin’U a GOOD DAY. :>) – —Good 2 C U. :>)–

      • BarbinAtlSouth

        Hey Ms. GreenLadyHere.

        Hope you’ve got something wild planned to bring in the new year!

        • GreenLadyHere

          LOL – -Barb. – -ACTUALLY – –IMMA B “On BOARD”. – –
          — WATCHIN’. . . :>) Annnd U?? :>)

          • BarbinAtlSouth

            I’m’ actually going to try to be asleep by 10. Not a big fan of all the gunshots at midnight (and slightly before & after).

            By the by – what the hell? When I moved to GA more than 10 years ago, I was like – what’s all the shooting for? Only to be told that’s the how folks ring in the new year. Crazy. Worse, the behavior has migrated north to my home town.

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL –Barb. Oooo-kaaay – -:>) -Here’s your –PRIVATE VIEWING” –
            – - – - -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6veg0UiocuQ – - -ENJOY♥ :>) -

          • BarbinAtlSouth

            Thank you for this.

            Spectacular!

          • GreenLadyHere

            Barb :>) – - –My Pleasure. :>) – - -

  • Miranda

    I can’t stand y’all________________________Unk is so righteous

    Lou Baega ‏@MamboNumber_517m
    And some butterscotch candy RT @No_Cut_Card: Bet $50 he has weed, safety pins & pennies in his various pouches. pic.twitter.com/dHwi74nDhW

    • Alma98

      hahahahahahahahahaha!!!

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

      Are those Crown Royal patches on his jacket and pants???

      • Alma98

        LOL It looks like it. lolololololol

      • BarbinAtlSouth

        Yes, someone thought it was a good idea to put Crown Royal on his jeans & jacket.

        (sigh) My people, my people… (as my mom says)

        • Alma98

          Mmmm it needs something, let me think. Ooh I know! I know! Let’s put some Crown Royal patches on it. BWA HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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

            LOL!

  • Miranda

    Sugaree ‏@sugaree711h
    Partisanship distorts, impairs memory. Historical facts –> RT @Charles_1944: Memory aid. #MTP pic.twitter.com/OnElYkKxn2”/ #hcr

    • BarbinAtlSouth

      What was that? Twitter says it doesn’t exist now.

  • lamh36

    I’ve been seriously thinking about going back to school to get a Psychology degree, but it would be a 3rd bachelor’s degree for me. Still it’d be in a completely different non – science field so there is that, plus i would have to pay for school put of pocket. So I figured I may be take 1 or 2 classes a semester and take it slowl. This time around I would like to achieve a better GPA. Just something I’ve been thinking about.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’ lamh36 :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      — – –I sooo ADMIRE your – - –VERSATILITY annnd MULTI-TASKING. :>)

      – - -☺http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/prestonjjrtr/Smileys/SmileyYouGoGirlCutie.gif
      – -U! DO! U! :>) BLESS U♥ — -
      Good 2 C U lamh36. :>)

    • Lisa M

      Unless you really need the BA, you should check out courses on a MOOC (massive online open course).

      Here is a list:
      http://www.mooc-list.com/

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – - —☺FIRST: – - -http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/karenr/karenr1101/karenr110100026/8709643-a-pink-piggy-bank-with-twenty-dollar-bills-on-a-white-background-making-money.jpg

    – - -NOW: – - -CONGRATULATIONS R In ORDER♥ –:>)
    – - – -Quvenzhane’s ‘Annie’ Contract Revealed: She Pockets $750,000 Minimum — – — -*TMZ got hold of Quvenzhane Wallis’ contract for the “Annie” remake.
    The 10-year-old Best Actress Oscar nominee for “Beasts of the Southern Wild” will earn a base salary of $75,000 for starring as the famous orphan … and that’s just for starters.

    The numbers, according to TMZ:

    – $750,000 base salary

    – $750,000 bonus if the movie does super good

    – 5% of profits

    – 5% of all merchandising

    – 10% of sound track album royalties

    Also, Q’s co-stars are Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz. According to her contract, her name cannot be lower than second position.Realistically, that means Q will appear above Diaz. – - — —THIS!! —–THIS!! —-Good MOVE. :>)

    – - – –Lookin’ FORWARD. – — BLESS U —Miss Quvenzhane Wallis’♥ – — -Sooo PROUD of U♥ — -:>) – - -

    • BarbinAtlSouth

      Good for her – I like she gets cut of profits, merchandising & soundtrack sales.

      Dang – do I have to go see this movie now? Ugh.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL -Barb :>) – - — ☺http://www.toptenreviews.com/i/rev/site/cms/category_headers/17-h_main.png

        —NOT 2 worry. I got dis. :>) —-ENJOY. :>) — -

    • crazycanuck

      How did TMZ get a hold of that information? I despise those “people”

      • aleth

        It’s public record for kids under 18 because it needs to be signed off on by the courts

        • GreenLadyHere

          :>) aleth. – –Thank U. :>) Had no idea. :>)

          - –Good 2 C U. :>) —

  • lamh36

    I always go get how quickly the days fly by between Christmas and New Year’s. It was just 3 days ago not counting the weekend since my interview and I ain’t gonna lie I’ve been looking for some communique from Human Resources ever since. ..lol.

    My brain is like girl give it time but my heart is like…WHAT ‘ TAKING SO LONG? ”

    lol

    • BarbinAtlSouth

      I hope you hear something good soon.

      Nothing better than being able to go home (and have your own place) and be with family.

  • Alma98
    • JB20005

      Phil Robertson apologizes to no one, gets reinstated.

      Whiteness, does you has it?

      • Alma98

        So true JB, so true.

      • TresL

        Not only does this reveal the obvious double standard but I think it also shows that if you have money and the RWNJs on your side, you can get away with this shit most of the time. Robertson is a millionaire who even if he lost his show would be just fine; MHP is no millionaire which left her with no choice but to apologize if she wants to continue to pick up her MSNBC paycheck.

        • JB20005

          “Don’t insult the white folks” is the policy at MSNBC.

          Martin Bashir was made an example to the rest of their minority staff.

    • BarbinAtlSouth

      I wonder how much pressure MSNBC put on her & her guests to apologize. Or did she just fold because she got 100 tweets from palinites?

      • Alma98

        She probably folded like a cheap suit from the tweets alone. She didn’t want to end up like Bashir.

        • BarbinAtlSouth

          Then, seriously, what’s the point?

          • Alma98

            She only jumps bad with black folks and PBO.

  • rikyrah

    Monday, December 30, 2013
    Conservative Editor Who Was Hospitalized Without Health Insurance And Had To Rely On Donations Is Still Against Obamacare

    A few months ago, I wrote about how a guy named Caleb Howe, an editor for Redstate.com, was hospitalized with a failing liver. As bad as that was, the situation was even worse because it turned out that Caleb didn’t have health insurance. His boss, Erick Erickson, set up a fund to help his family pay their bills. A blogger on Daily Kos named Semdem then set up another fund as well.

    Well, the good news is that Caleb seems to be okay now, and was back on the twitter, twittering away. So I decided to ask a question I had for him months ago:

    ReadingIsForSnobs @RIFSnobs
    Follow
    @CalebHowe Glad you’re okay from your recent medical problems Caleb. But I do want to ask if your experience changed your opinion on O-care?3:16 PM – 29 Dec 2013

    Caleb Howe @CalebHowe
    Follow
    @RIFSnobs I don’t think so. Not my first run-in with the healthcare industry frankly.4:49 PM – 29 Dec 2013

    http://www.readingisforsnobs.com/2013/12/conservative-editor-who-was.html

    • Alma98

      I read that at BJ and thought WTF!
      So, is he gonna depend on strangers every time he gets sick?
      I just can’t with these people smh.

      • BarbinAtlSouth

        Well, pity they couldn’t have de-stupified him when they de-toxed his liver.

      • rikyrah

        Did you see that some thought I was too harsh on him?

    • TyrenM

      Kos down with RedState…

      • gn

        Really speaks volumes, doesn’t it.

    • Miranda

      Why isn’t this shit being called out by the so called progressive journos??

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda — – –On MY WAY –:>) – — Thank U. :>)
      — –☺http://download.installmob.com/animation/ccontennt/9743-f/retired_woman_running.gif?__sid=IFR1WIM&lang=en&__mt=w