November 26, 2014

Monday Open Thread: Israel’s War on Africans

GOOD MONDAY MORNING, P.O.U.!

The U.S. media portrays Israel as an innocent victim, always being attacked by darker nations, but there’s another side of Israel that our media won’t tell you about.

This week we’re going to take a look at a talk given by reporter David Sheen about Israel’s treatment of non-Jewish African refugees. This talk took place at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada on March 9, 2014.

PART I

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  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone:)

    • Joy

      Good morning, rikyrah and POU!

      • rikyrah

        Morning Joy!

      • jds09

        Good Morning rikyran, Joy and the rest of the POU Fam!

        • rikyrah

          Morning jds!

        • Alma98

          Good morning jds!

      • Alma98

        Good morning Joy!

    • Alma98

      Good morning rikyrah :)

  • rikyrah

    Looking forward to the honest truth in this week’s subject

  • rikyrah

    Because of this week’s subject, don’t be surprised if trolls appear.

  • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

    There is some intense racism in Israel.

    • Joy

      Very. Wasn’t aware of the deal Gaddafi made to keep African refugees out. Series starting out very good.

      • http://pragmaticobotsunite.com/ Sepia

        That shocked me. It made me think about all the Blacker Than Thou, Inc. folks defending Gaddafi when he was killed. Do they know about this deal?

  • Kennymack1971

    Going where others fear to tread. That’s why I love this blog.

    • isonprize

      ABSOLUTELY!!!

  • rikyrah

    Sunday, July 27, 2014
    Last Call For Blaming The Victim

    Republicans are getting cute now over impeachment. They realize the Tea Party demands it and will turn on them like a rabid animal if they don’t…but the country as a whole is very much against impeachment and they know it. So how long will the Village let them play both sides?

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) on Sunday did not rule out impeaching President Obama after he was asked three times by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace.

    When first asked whether he would consider impeaching Obama, Scalise dove into a response pinning impeachment talk on the White House.

    “This might be the first White House in history that’s trying to start the narrative of impeaching their own president. Ultimately, what we want to do is see the President follow his own laws,” Scalise said. “The Supreme Court unanimously said 12 times the President overreached and did things he doesn’t have the authority to do.”

    Scalise gave a similar response the second time Wallace asked if impeachment was on the table.

    “Well, the White House wants to talk about impeachment and they’re trying to fundraise off that, too,” he said.

    “I’m asking you, sir,” Wallace quickly responded.

    Scalise dodge the question for a third time.
    “The White House will do anything they can to change the topic away from the President’s failed agenda,” he said. “The president isn’t solving the problems. We’re going to try to solve problems for everyday people. I would like to see the President engaged in that, too, that’s his job, but he wants to change the topic, talk about things like this.”

    Blaming the White House for impeachment talk. Pretty much like blaming the victim in, oh, anything requiring abuse of power, persecution, and whatnot. Get a pair, Scalise. You don’t get to blame the White House for impeachment talk, when Sarah Palin is making an ass of herself demanding you do it.

    http://zandarvts.blogspot.com/2014/07/last-call-for-blaming-victim.html

    • jds09

      Every time I hear or read the word “overreach”, Jim Crow flashes before my eyes. It makes me sick.

    • gn

      They’re shook. The TeaOP would LOVE to impeach this President but know that the consequences would be enormous.

  • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

    Sorry if this has already posted but Little Stephanie ain’t having it:

    Opinion: Blacks shouldn’t be fooled by Rand Paul
    Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

    Over the past few months, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has been traveling across the country, speaking to African-Americans in urban communities, pitching himself and the GOP’s ideas.

    He thinks the GOP’s ideas are in our community’s best interest, and today he’s in Cincinnati to speak at the National Urban League Conference to try his spin out yet again.

    While I applaud anyone’s efforts to reach out to the black community and share ideas that would improve our families’ lives, Paul doesn’t understand a very important piece of the puzzle: earning our trust.

    For Paul to claim to stand up for our values while opposing policy after policy that advances our community is not the way to do this.

    http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2014/07/25/rand-paul-at-odds-with-black-community/13131979/

    For these media kneegrows to ignore this is inexcusable. Paul is as racist as his daddy if not more so and that’s saying something.

    • Miranda

      I posted it too yesterday…but it needs to be read again and again and tweeted and facebooked because we got agent provocateurs in our community trying to tell us to embrace this damn racist.

  • MsKitty

    Tell the truth and shame the devil. Looking forward to this series.

  • GreenLadyHere

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    – – —-STRETCHIN’ — -those BOUNDARIES 2 BRANG a RARE SERIES of –TRUTH. :>)- – - Israel’s treatment of non-Jewish African refugees. WHOA!

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    • Alma98

      Good Monday morning to you GLH!
      Blessings to you and yours.

      • GreenLadyHere

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        U B BLESSED.♥- – -:>)

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  • Alma98

    Good morning all.
    Looking forward to this series.

    • GreenLadyHere

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      How’s your weather? :>) It’s VERY warm here -already. :>)

      – –B BLESSED 2-day – -U♥/Family♥ :>)
      **HUGS** 4 DAUGHTER-Alma :>) WEEK 2. :>) Wishin’ her the best. :>)

      • Alma98

        Hi GLH, I thought a little African sun would be appropriate given this week series.

        • GreenLadyHere

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      • Alma98

        Hi GLH, I thought a little African sun would be appropriate given this week series.

    • rikyrah

      Morning, Alma :)
      It’s Monday :(

      • Alma98

        Hey rikyrah :)

      • Alma98

        Hey rikyrah :)

    • qosine

      Good Afternoon, Alma.
      Dancing by the light of the mo— SUN!

      • Alma98

        Afternoon qosine.

  • Miranda

    Obama braces for daughter’s college years
    David Jackson, USA TODAY 9:27 a.m. EDT July 28, 2014

    Two years out, President Obama is bracing for the trauma that visits many parents: Sending their first child off to college.

    The Associated Press reports that Obama “is practically weepy” about the fact that daughter Malia will be starting college in the fall of 2016.

    In a recent commencement address at a high school in Worcester, Mass., Obama said: “I’ve got to practice, because Malia is graduating in two years. So I’m trying to get used to not choking up and crying and embarrassing her. So this is sort of my trial run here.”

    First lady Michelle Obama has also cited the coming milestone, telling high school graduates in Topeka, Kansas: “Days like this make me think of my own daughters, so forgive me if I get a little teary.”

    more here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2014/07/28/barack-obama-michelle-malia-college/13261617/

    • gn

      They’re such amazing parents.

  • Miranda

    Gaza in critical condition, says UN’s Ban Ki-Moon
    July 28, 2014

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged an immediate halt to violence in Gaza, saying the Palestinian territory is in a “critical condition”.

    “In the name of humanity, the violence must stop,” he told reporters.

    Shortly after he spoke, news agencies reported that Gaza’s main hospital had been hit by an Israeli air strike.

    more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28529611

    • crazycanuck

      waiting to see if anyone listens, since they all seem to be afraid of israel

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      That’s just it. The Palestinians have been stripped of their humanity which clears the way for Israel to do what they want to them.

      • gn

        Yup. Mass labeled as terrorists and subhuman. Utter disgrace.

    • Kennymack1971

      Israel is run by terrorists. They’re trying to wipe out the Palestinians and take what little land they have left.

  • Miranda

    No…..seriously……………__________________the things this first family have befuddled them with…….can we count the ways?? LMAO, I can hear some fool in lab coat saying “we need to study this”
    —————————
    Bumping Fists Spreads Fewer Germs Than a Handshake, Study Says
    by Charlotte Alter 7:52 AM ET

    Plus, they’re cooler

    President Barack Obama’s famous fist bumps may have health benefits as well as a cool factor, because a new study shows that greeting someone with your knuckles is much more hygienic than shaking their hand.

    Dr. Dave Whitworth, of Aberystwyth University in Wales, tested the germ-carrying potential of various greetings by high-fiving, fist-bumping, and shaking hands with with a PhD student. One wore a glove covered in bacteria, the other wore a clean glove.

    more here: http://time.com/3045389/fist-bump-germs-handshake/

    • Alma98

      We were invisible until PBO got elected now we’re studied to death lol.

      • AxelFoley

        LOL, right? It’s like they discovered this new species called the Negro.

        • isonprize

          Nah, I’ma go with “they were always curious, now they just have an excuse” to show the IGNORANCE, fo’ real!!

        • Alma98

          LOL

    • Alma98

      We were invisible until PBO got elected now we’re studied to death lol.

    • jziglar

      First of all it was called a pound, and plenty of people have been doing it for a long time. These middle age and older white folks act like this is some brand new discovery. I remember how they reacted when Barack and Michelle did it in 2008. I was like “where have they been”, “this isn’t new”.

      • edp4bho

        Good afternoon POU. They also ran with “under the bus” like it was tres chic, au modern. LOL ! Term has been around for ages, and I now can’t stand it.

        • crazycanuck

          what is next? ‘from jumpstreet’ lmao

          • AxelFoley

            Ya’ll still say that in Canada?

          • crazycanuck

            Where is that dog with the side eye lol

  • GreenLadyHere

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    • isonprize

      Love me some Rev. Barber!! HE IS THE TRUTH!

      • GreenLadyHere

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        Annnd ***BIG fist bump*** :>)

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    • qosine

      Great to see Rev. Barber in NY to #Expand Medicaid!!!

      • GreenLadyHere

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  • Alma98

    What started the #PalinTVShows.

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.com/ Sepia

      She’s launching her own WebTV channel, so someone started #PalinTVShows to clown her simple azz.

      • Town

        Let’s keep it real: “Lamestream media” won’t let her scream and cry about impeaching Obama so she’s starting up her own channel where she can whip up anger against the Obamas to her heart’s content.

        • Kennymack1971

          And she knows that there are plenty of dumb racists willing to shell out their money to hear her do it.

          • Alma98

            Some of those tweets cut to the bone lol.

          • Alma98

            Some of those tweets cut to the bone lol.

          • Miranda

            Hell, they will shell out $9.95 a month so they can screech about their right to not spend $1.20 a month for health insurance.

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            LOL!!!

        • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

          It’s a way to keep grifting and to let PBO know she is still madly in love with him.

        • qosine

          Yeah, jumping on the Breitbart and Beck Blaze grifting train.

          All aboard — hope all of them start fighting each other as the election gets closer and their minion subscribers start fighting each other in the threads. (ala Daily Kos).

          They’ll try to outdo each other as who their opponent — and each other – is a bigger Pelosi-Obama liberal anti-American, pro-Kenyan, socialist usurper.

          When I want to find out about someone – pundit, speaker, politico, consultant, PR, media person, I just go to to person/people w/whom who they had a falling out with — which happens all the time.

          Great way to sharpen my Dem message. LOL

        • Tafr

          I want to say that I cannot believe that she was once a governor, then a candidate for the VP. I want to say I cannot believe this shit but I cannot.

      • Alma98

        Thanks Sepia!

      • Alma98

        Thanks Sepia!

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.com/ Sepia

    Israel is on some real bullshit.

    Over the weekend, Israeli media blamed Secty. Kerry for the escalation and killings in Gaza! It started with this piece by Barak Ravid where he accused Kerry of drawing up a cease fire agreement that favored Hamas and said. “If this failed diplomatic attempt leads Israel to escalate its operation in Gaza, the American secretary of state will be one of those responsible for every additional drop of blood that is spilled.” http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/diplomania/.premium-1.607332 Since this article, several other anti-Kerry articles from Israeli journalists have been published.

    But reporter Laura Rozen called him out and said that he was just repeating Israeli government spin, because she read the cease fire agreement, and NOTHING Ravid reported was in it! http://twitter.com/lrozen/status/493150022758707200

    Check out her entire timeline @lrozen. She’s been calling Ravid and the Israeli government out all weekend!

    That explains the tone of the readout of PBO’s call with Netanyahu: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/07/27/readout-president-s-call-prime-minister-netanyahu-israel

    Bibi messed up by badmouthing PBO’s team. Get ready for some Presidential Shade.

    • Kennymack1971

      Talking shit about Sec. Kerry was an epically stupid move by Israel. President Obama has had it with Bibi and the UN Secretary General has as well. World public opinion is not with Israel. These fools better recognize.

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        No surprise. Remember in 2011 when Bibi lied about PBO’s statement regarding the ’67 borders with mutual swaps?

    • Alma98

      That’s right go ahead and bite the hand that feeds you.

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Was it Kerry’s fault that Israel undermined him and Abbas at every turn so as to destroy the peace process?

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Was it Kerry’s fault that Israel undermined him and Abbas at every turn so as to destroy the peace process?

  • GreenLadyHere

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  • Miranda

    Media still pretending like the IRS had some vendetta against tea party groups, thus the GOP is justified in stripping the agency of money and doing its job to actually protect taxpayers.
    ————————-
    Empower the IRS? Not on GOP’s watch

    Republicans are in no mood to give the IRS any more authority.
    By BRIAN FALER | 7/27/14 10:56 PM EDT

    The IRS-tea party scandal is claiming some collateral damage.

    House Republicans, who’ve pounded the agency for more than a year, are now scoffing at calls to crack down on tax cheats.

    They’re balking at a Senate plan to go after doctors who owe back taxes and another to make it easier to figure out if someone is overstating the mortgage interest deduction. They also won’t accept an effort to cut the number of people wrongly claiming a child tax credit.

    That’s a major change from just a few years ago, when Republicans led a bid to help the IRS clamp down on tax shelters and backed efforts to require foreign banks to help U.S. authorities catch Americans stashing income abroad and make it harder for people to misreport their capital gains.

    (Sign up for POLITICO’s Morning Tax tip sheet)

    But that was before an inspector general report in May 2013 blasted the IRS for excessively scrutinizing tea party groups seeking tax breaks. More than 20 congressional hearings later, Republicans are in no mood to give the IRS any more authority.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/irs-republicans-109423.html#ixzz38mAHRCjA

  • Miranda

    Media still pretending like the IRS had some vendetta against tea party groups, thus the GOP is justified in stripping the agency of money and doing its job to actually protect taxpayers.
    ————————-
    Empower the IRS? Not on GOP’s watch

    Republicans are in no mood to give the IRS any more authority.
    By BRIAN FALER | 7/27/14 10:56 PM EDT

    The IRS-tea party scandal is claiming some collateral damage.

    House Republicans, who’ve pounded the agency for more than a year, are now scoffing at calls to crack down on tax cheats.

    They’re balking at a Senate plan to go after doctors who owe back taxes and another to make it easier to figure out if someone is overstating the mortgage interest deduction. They also won’t accept an effort to cut the number of people wrongly claiming a child tax credit.

    That’s a major change from just a few years ago, when Republicans led a bid to help the IRS clamp down on tax shelters and backed efforts to require foreign banks to help U.S. authorities catch Americans stashing income abroad and make it harder for people to misreport their capital gains.

    (Sign up for POLITICO’s Morning Tax tip sheet)

    But that was before an inspector general report in May 2013 blasted the IRS for excessively scrutinizing tea party groups seeking tax breaks. More than 20 congressional hearings later, Republicans are in no mood to give the IRS any more authority.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/irs-republicans-109423.html#ixzz38mAHRCjA

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – – – -LOL —WE KNOW —-:>)

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    • rikyrah

      I’m feeling the kitty

      • GreenLadyHere

        rikyrah – —LOL– -Me 2. :>) Prayers 4 Peanut’s mom/Family AMEN♥

  • GreenLadyHere

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  • Miranda

    No actually Mississippi’s Gov blamed PBO because the state’s uninsured rate INCREASED (editor effed up the title apparently).
    ——————–
    Bryant: Obama to blame for drop in state’s insured
    Posted on July 27, 2014
    Daily Journal Jackson Bureau

    JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant placed the blame squarely on President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act for Mississippi’s status as the only state where the number of people without health insurance has increased.

    “If statistics show that the ill-conceived and so-called Affordable Care Act is resulting in higher rates of uninsured people in Mississippi, I’d say that’s yet another example of a broken promise from Barack Obama,” said the Republican governor when asked to comment on a study by WalletHub showing the percentage of uninsured in Mississippi has increased 3.34 percentage points to 21.46 percent of the total population.

    Legislative Democrats countered that if the governor and others had led the effort to take advantage of the benefits and options offered by the ACA that the state, like the rest of the nation, would have seen a drop in the number of uninsured.

    more here: http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/07/27/bryant-obama-to-blame-for-drop-in-states-insured-a-536232.html

    • Alma98

      SMH….Lying is like breathing for these cretins.

    • Alma98

      SMH….Lying is like breathing for these cretins.

    • rikyrah

      HE won’t approve Medicaid Expansion, nor set up a state exchange.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Hmm. A lot of diehards in the state. I’m not surprised.

  • Miranda

    No actually Mississippi’s Gov blamed PBO because the state’s uninsured rate INCREASED (editor effed up the title apparently).
    ——————–
    Bryant: Obama to blame for drop in state’s insured
    Posted on July 27, 2014
    Daily Journal Jackson Bureau

    JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant placed the blame squarely on President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act for Mississippi’s status as the only state where the number of people without health insurance has increased.

    “If statistics show that the ill-conceived and so-called Affordable Care Act is resulting in higher rates of uninsured people in Mississippi, I’d say that’s yet another example of a broken promise from Barack Obama,” said the Republican governor when asked to comment on a study by WalletHub showing the percentage of uninsured in Mississippi has increased 3.34 percentage points to 21.46 percent of the total population.

    Legislative Democrats countered that if the governor and others had led the effort to take advantage of the benefits and options offered by the ACA that the state, like the rest of the nation, would have seen a drop in the number of uninsured.

    more here: http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/07/27/bryant-obama-to-blame-for-drop-in-states-insured-a-536232.html

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥—PRAYING 4 this SAD SITUATION — –

    2 Men Questioned in Deadly Carjacking That Killed 3 Children- –

    – – – -Homicide detectives are questioning two men in connection with a carjacking that ended with the running down of a crowd of five people along a Philadelphia street. Three children, all siblings, who were in the group were killed.

    The persons of interest, one 19-years-old and the other in his 20s, were taken into police custody on Sunday. The younger man, identified by his attorney as Jonathan Rosa, turned himself into detectives alongside his mother and their pastor, sources said. U.S. Marshals and city police later took theolder man into custody that evening.

    Rosa’s attorney, Christopher Warren, says his client was the passenger in the stolen vehicle that crashed into the group. Rosa is cooperating with detectivesto try and “atone” for the crash, the attorney said.

    “He turned himself in and he is doing everything in his power to try and atone for what happened last Friday,” Warren said. “Quite frankly, he’s having an extremely difficult time getting over the image of that 15-year-old girlcoming over the hood of the car.”
    THERE IS MORE – – –

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  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥— MR. PRESIDENT♥—ON NOW – —

    – – –☺President Obama Participates in a Town Hall at the Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders- –

    – —-“The security and prosperity…that we seek in the world cannot be achieved without a strong prosperous and self-reliant Africa.” —Obama – —AMEN♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    I put up the Live Stream of PBO’s townhall with the Young African Leaders Initiative!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda♥- – –Thank U. — -:>) WATCHING. :>)
      —-He has taken some GR8 questions. annnd —OF COURSE- –GIVEN – —GR8 ANSWERS. :>)

      B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

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    Actions have consequences

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  • GreenLadyHere

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  • Miranda

    Judge had sex with witness in chambers, can’t be sued
    Detroit Free Press11 a.m. EDT July 28, 2014

    DETROIT — Wade McCree Jr. lost his job, but he won’t lose his shirt.

    The disgraced judge — who once texted a shirtless photo of himself to a female court bailiff — had an affair with a woman while overseeing her child custody case, had sex with her in his chambers and sexted her from the bench.

    But he can’t be sued for money damages over any of that because judges are immune from civil lawsuits — a well-established doctrine that has many in the legal profession demanding change, arguing the McCree case highlights a pervasive problem in the justice system: judges getting away with bad behavior on immunity grounds.

    “There has to be a point where there is no immunity for judges. When we’re told that certain government officials are off limits — it undermines public confidence in government,” said Connecticut civil rights attorney Norm Pattis, author of “Taking Back the Courts,” a 2011 book that documents flaws in the justice system.

    more here: http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/nation/2014/07/28/bad-judges-immunity-civil-law-suits/13265949/

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.com/ Sepia

      I remember that fool! Dude looks a little touched.

      • isonprize

        a LITTLE??? Whheeeeewwww, LAWD.

    • nellcote

      had an affair with a woman while overseeing her child custody case,

      ===
      wouldn’t it be a criminal case ie. accepting a bribe to decide a case?

    • TyrenM

      Can’t be sued or removed from the Bench???

  • rikyrah

    Looking Back: An American History Lesson from the year 2034
    Trevor LaFauci | July 27, 2014

    “Today’s topic: The Obama Years. First off, let’s generate some background information from you, the students. What are some things that you’ve heard or that your parents might have experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency? Call them out and we’ll make a list on the board.”

    “He helped my Dad get home from Iraq!”

    “He helped my grandparents regain their lost savings!”

    “He helped my mom make more money from her job!”

    “He helped give rights to my Dads!”

    “He helped my parents save money with their health care!”

    “He helped get my aunt home from Afghanistan!”

    “He helped my uncle get a job making cars!”

    “He helped my cousins go to college!”

    “Good, so the themes I have listed here on the board are jobs, rights, health care, money, and family. Based on your own personal responses, how do you think the country as a whole felt about President Obama? Call out some words that you think people used when they talked about our 44th President.”

    “Good!”

    “Nice!”

    “Kind!”

    “Loyal!”

    “Caring!”

    “Smart!”

    “Honest!”

    “Dedicated!”

    “Hero!”

    “Great! Let me stop you there. Students, you’ve come up with a great list here. However, let me add a few more words that people called President Obama when he was in office.”

    Tyrant.

    Dictator.

    Lazy.

    King.

    Socialist.

    Traitor.

    Un-American.

    Muslim.

    Illegitimate.

    Fake.

    Phony.

    Worst.

    Evil.

    “Now why do you think some people felt this way about our President, even though he helped so many of your families?”

    (blank faces)

    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2014/7/27/looking-back-an-american-history-lesson-from-the-year-2034

    • qosine

      I totally LOVE this.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– -AGAIN:- – –
    Miranda♥ — -Some POSITIVITY♥:- -:>)

    — –☺RE-NAMED:-The MANDELA FELLOWSHIP for Young African Leaders

    — -☺@WestWingReport[THANK U♥]] :>)

    U.S. hopes Young African Leaders summit will deepen ties w/the continent – the competition for long-term influence w/China is well underway

    — – -MR. PRESIDENT♥- -WORLD annnd WORLD-CLASS LEADER♥- — THANK U♥ –SIR♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    According to the Toledo Blade owner, calling PBO a subhuman mongrel is really not racist…..per se.

    http://www.toledoblade.com/Letters-to-the-Editor/2014/07/27/Sorry-for-the-Ted-Nugent-invitation.html#qQZIwpBcdu9s19uV.99

    • Alma98

      SMH

    • crazycanuck

      I don’t know Miranda, what makes you think it’s racist?

      • Miranda

        I guess it can be left up for interpretation huh??

        Must be just us.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda♥- – -Way-ell – -then — -Is THIS ABUSIVE?- – –
      —-☺http://images.wikia.com/glee/images/2/22/Pika_slap.gif

      – -PER SE?????

      – – – -☺http://barbaraschwarz.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/34.gif?w=700

    • AxelFoley

      Me putting my foot up his ass is not assault then.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – – -A BLACK HISTORICAL MOMENT♥- –

    —-JULY 28, 1917 — The New York City Fifth Avenue March, a march organized by the NAACP with 10,000 Blacks marching in silent protest of lynchings and racial inequalities, was held . . . . . W. E. B. Du Bois and James Weldon Johnson were leaders in the march.

    – – – – -☺This Day in Black History: July 28, 1917- –

    – —In response to a deadly massacre of African-Americans in East St. Louis, Illinois, and a spate of lynchings in Waco, Texas, a coalition of Black civic and religious groups organized a silent march in Harlem on July 28, 1917.

    As many as 8,000 African-Americans marched silently from Harlem, down Fifth Avenue to the sound of drums, carrying picket signs with the messages; “Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?” “Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?” “Thou shalt not kill.” “Pray for the Lady Macbeths of East St. Louis.” “Give us a chance to live.”

    In East St. Louis, the city erupted into one of the country’s most violent race riots when whites, already incensed because African-Americans were employed by a factory holding government contracts, reacted to a rumor that a Black man killed a white
    man. For more than a week, Blacks in the city were subject to drive-by shootings, beatings and arsons, leaving hundreds dead and causing more than 6,000 Black residents to flee the city.

    In 2012, opponents of New York City’s brand of stop-and-frisk policing invoked the spirit of the 1917 march as thousands marched in silence down Fifth Avenue to protest the policy.
    THERE IS MORE- – –

    -☺RECREATIN’ HISTORY —2 – – -MOVE FORWARD – ->- – –

    – — -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ6mhRZ8LjM

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

      Who do they rep…us or isreal? It’s very confusing.

      • http://pragmaticobotsunite.com/ Sepia

        That’s something we need to call and ask these Congress Critters.

    • Alma98

      SMGDH!

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      I must be living in an alternate universe. Did a senior United States Senator just call for no ceasefire? He ‘s sanctioning the slaughter of innocent people and getting applause for it?

      • http://pragmaticobotsunite.com/ Sepia

        I hope someone has his comments on video.

        • Miranda

          I HOPE THEY DO TOO! FUCK HIM! What kind of sociopathic shit is this??

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      They have become this…….

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        “Undecided voters are the biggest idiots on the planet.”

        If truer words were ever spoken I haven’t heard them.

    • Kennymack1971

      This is sickening. I have no other words.

    • qosine

      Hey, you are a citizen of the United States of America, you are an elected official representing your constituents in this America, and your belong to a body – the Senate – established by the Constitution of the United States of America – See Article 1. Section 1 and 3.

      Remember this?

      I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

      • AxelFoley

        Exactly. If you love Israel so much, move your monkey asses over there then.

    • AxelFoley

      No these asses did NOT.

      SMH

  • crazycanuck

    Unbelievable, well not really
    Michael Tracey @mtracey

    Huge applause at “Stand With Israel” rally for Rep. Steve Israel’s (D-NY) pledge to pressure the UN not to investigate IDF war crimes

    • Miranda

      Utterly disgraceful…should be criminal if you ask me.

      • TyrenM

        Imma need to copy/paste this to the next email I receive from him.

    • http://twitter.com/layellderoe Layell

      I feel like I have no peaceful political options in my area. Seriously, one guy supported the IRA, this guy is supporting a slaughter, the anti-gun lady is retiring. WTF is wrong with Long Island politicians?! Everywhere I go there are support you local Tea Party candidate signs. I’m NOT even close to giving up on things, but I’m frustrated as hell. *Cleansing rant over*

      I need to do some heavy-duty research before I send anymore campaign dollars out to local politicians.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ — -Geeeeeesh! – – –Mrs. GREENBERG’s RACISM – – -was clearly showin’!!!

    – –She was interviewin’ –Dr. Susan Rice on the “MANDELA Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders”.

    Followin’ a – – -FAUX-positive comment —She WENT HERE:

    — -Are you concerned about the EBOLA – – being brought here? – -YA KNOW — in light of the fact that some Americans have contracted the disease?- -

    –WHA’????
    They contracted it IN AFRICA.

    Is she concerned about THEM -returning here annnd –spreading it.???
    — -Dr. Rice- –was her –USUAL BRILLIANT self- –in explaining OUR concerns annnd health safety measures.!!—THANK U♥ :>)

    ETA: – – -Did I say that – – –I! – – -CAIN’T! — STAND! —HER!?–geesh!

    • edp4bho

      Funny how white folks always attribute communicable diseases to people of color, but conveniently “forget” the small pox brought over by the English which wiped out whole tribes of indigenous peoples. And the plague in colonial Philadelphia which killed scores of Caucasians and hardly affected the slaves, who actually assisted them in overcoming it.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin’ epb4bho♥ :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – –***BIG BIG – fist bump***

        – – –FOUND THIS:- -

      • isonprize

        edp4bho, You’re in/near Philadelphia, right? Are you familiar with the Wistar Institute? There were/still are some serious, credible allegations about one of their lead researchers (now deceased), what was then the Belgian Congo and the cause of HIV/AIDS.

        Tragically, a lot of dead Africans, the egos of scientists, complicated legal issues, mysteriously missing virus cultures are all involved. It’s deep with plenty of racism and blame to go around.

        • edp4bho

          Hi, yes I’m right outside in Delaware County (Sharon Hill). Never been to Wistar but known about it for eons. Sure to check all this out. Thanks, ison !!

      • AxelFoley

        Not to mention the Black Plague (why did it have to be Black, tho?)

    • qosine

      Hey, Andrea, tell your crowd to expand Medicaid, sign up more on the exchange for life events and the next open enrollment, cause y’know people w/out preventive, defensive medicine (like vaccinations to start) won’t just kill THEM but YOU, too. Virus doesn’t know you’re married to Mr. Greenspan. See AxelFoley re: Black Plague. Minimum wage went way up, as the lord class went way down.

      • GreenLadyHere

        - –LOL—http://rs448.pbsrc.com/albums/qq209/Tejrinde/Emoticons/Bow/smiley_emoticons_kinggrin_anbeten.gif~c200

        —-***BIG fist bump** — –ALL what U said. :>)

        Annnd thank U. Meand 2 put her NAME – – in parin— — –errrr —-paran– –errrrr —-THESE ( – ) Thangs. :>)

        • qosine

          LOL I can NEVER remember how to spell, uh, you know — ( ). Symbols are meant to written, never spelled. LOL Thanks for your good words, GLH:)

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL La Qosine. :>) I KNOW-HUH? :>)

            —VISUALS!! Woo! Hoo! :>)

            My Pleasure – –2 commend —TRUTH. :>)

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL La Qosine. :>) I KNOW-HUH? :>)

            —VISUALS!! Woo! Hoo! :>)

            My Pleasure – –2 commend —TRUTH. :>)

  • edp4bho

    I never appreciated what some claimed the bias against Jews held by Minister Farrakhan. I never appreciated bias against Jews. I still am not biased against Jews. But the Zionists- they are a whole different dog. I believe I understand what Farrakhan was talking about. No big fan of his but there’s some truth in what he espoused.

  • Town

    This Bob McDonnell trial is going to be a real circus. Now I’m seeing that Doug Wilder is supposed to be testifying for McDonnell?

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.com/ Sepia

      What???

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        After Wilder finishes McDonnell may get three life terms.

        • Miranda

          HAHAHAHAHA!

        • qosine

          LOL!

        • AxelFoley

          Hopefully!

      • Town

        Both Doug Wilder and Ken Cuccinelli are on McDonnell’s witness list.

        McDonnell arrived separately from his wife (can this marriage be saved?).

        Apparently the friends/family of McDonnell don’t know whether to sit on his wife’s side or his side.

    • rikyrah

      Town,
      I hope you keep us informed.

      • Town

        The judge wanted them to start opening arguments today but they still haven’t even selected a jury.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’ Town. ***BIG HUG*** :>)
      Thank U – –4 da —F’REALZ.- :>)

      — –☺http://i.imgur.com/uh5A6.gif

      Hopin’ 4 – –JUSTICE!! :>)

      Again — — THANK U♥ – – – -B BLESSED♥—:>)

  • Miranda

    Pregnant woman apparently put in chokehold by NYPD cop over illegal grilling dispute

    Photos released Monday by an East New York advocacy group show Rosan Miller, 27, struggling with a cop who appears to have his arm around her neck in a move prohibited by the police department.
    BY TINA MOORE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Monday, July 28, 2014, 12:59 PM

    Police are investigating whether a cop put a seven-months-pregnant woman in a chokehold while busting her for illegal grilling in Brooklyn — an incident caught on film.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/pregnant-woman-apparently-put-chokehold-article-1.1882755#ixzz38mjVGKaG

    • Alma98

      I just read this, wtf is it going to take for something to be done about these cops. They don’t see black people as human beings.

    • Kennymack1971

      WTF

      • AxelFoley

        Took the words right out of my mouth.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- —SAD 2 report this UPSURGE in the EBOLA Virus outbreak:-

    – – –Two Americans Stricken With Deadly Ebola Virus in Liberia-

    —–An American doctor and an aid worker working for two charitable groups fighting Ebola in Liberia have both become infected with the deadly virus, one of the groups confirmed. And Liberia closed some borders to help prevent further spread of the virus.
    “All borders of Liberia will be closed with the exception of major entry points,” Liberia President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson said in a statement. The airport at Monrovia will remain open.

    Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, medical director for the aid group Samaritan’s Purse, and his colleague Nancy Writebol, are both being treated at the center in Monrovia where they were working to help Ebola patients. Both are in stable condition, said Melissa Strickland, a spokeswoman for North Carolina-based Samaritan’s Purse.

    – – – -SNIP – –
    – –EFFECTS on AFRICANS♥- —

    – —-Ebola has infected nearly 1,100 people and killed 660 of them in the current West African outbreak, according to the World Health Organization. It’s the worst Ebola outbreak ever recorded. The virus has spread across borders between Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea and was taken by airliner for the first time ever when a Liberian citizen, Patrick Sawyer, collapsed a week ago after flying into Lagos. He’s since died and two tests came back positive for Ebola.

    Nigerian authorities are working to track down everyone Sawyer may have been in contact with. In Liberia, doctors are doing thesame for the two Americans, said Strickland. She said it’s not clear
    precisely how Brantly and Writebol were infected. Both used personal
    protective equipment, which includes a full body coverall, multiple
    layers of gloves, goggles and face protection.
    — –[SEE MAP]

    THERE IS MORE- —

    PRAYING 4 ALL♥ – – -AMEN♥- -

  • rikyrah

    Listening to Rev. Al right now. He says that the case in California, when the CHIP beat that woman – she had put in papers about him harrassing her long before that beating. He knew her. He called her by name.

    • Alma98

      uh huh

    • Miranda

      So you mean the case actually gets worse….wow.

    • qosine

      Oh, that beating looked VERY personal. Awful.

  • GreenLadyHere

    SEpia♥- –BREAKING:- -http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/us-court-va-gay-marriage-ban-unconstitutional/2014/07/28/aa1ed826-167d-11e4-88f7-96ed767bb747_story.html

    – –US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional- –

  • Miranda

    Oh get out of here…this letter is not racist or misogynistic! well….unless you count the “nigger” and “whore” parts……..
    ——————————
    Man Cited By Scott Brown’s Campaign As Supporter Sends Democrats Racist, Misogynistic Letter

    “I deeply resent your email to me requesting support for the Fascist [sic] c—s you represent,” the letter reads. A spokesman for Brown: “We completely disassociate ourselves from this individual.”
    posted on July 27, 2014, at 10:31 p.m.

    A man once touted by Scott Brown’s team as a supporter of his Senate campaign sent a profanity-laced letter to the New Hampshire Democratic office last week, in response to a fundraising email from sent to him by the party.

    Charles C. Benzing, a bus driver who had been cited as a Brown supporter in a July 9 press release, addressed the letter to a New Hampshire Democratic Party official who sent the fundraising email. The letter is dated July 16.

    In the letter, Benzing uses extremely misogynistic and racist language when referring to Democratic Party leaders Jeanne Shaheen, Gov. Maggie W. Hassan, and Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Ann McLane Kuster:

    http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/2014-07/28/1/enhanced/webdr04/enhanced-7605-1406523886-1.jpg

    more here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/dorsey/man-cited-by-scott-browns-campaign-as-supporter-sends-democr

  • Town

    To be honest, I really don’t think McDonnell will be convicted of anything. I think he may come off as sympathetic, the victim of a trashy social climbing wife. He IS going to throw his wife under the bus and I really don’t think anyone could blame him. They say he’s sitting in the courtroom looking relaxed while she’s looking nervous & scared. That’s because she knows the bus is getting ready to be driven over her again and again.

    Wonder who the new Mrs. McDonnell will be?

    • Miranda

      Someone that a PR firm will select in order to fully rehab his image. LOL – I predict someone who is from a old confederate money family, debutante, with 3 first names.

      • rikyrah

        3 first names…LOL

        • Town

          Mary Katherine Randolph

          Anne Holmes Scott

          Tibbie McDowell McEnearey

          Something like that.

      • Admiral_Komack

        Female, tall, blonde, and young…with money.

    • AxelFoley

      If they still sleeping in the same bed, I hope Bob sleeps with one eye open.

  • isonprize

    I’m just checkin’ in today!! I LOVE POU!! I was just talking about this issues yesterday.

    The U.S. media portrays Israel as an innocent victim, always being attacked by darker nations, but…there’s another side of Israel that our media won’t tell you about.

    POU, you just TELL THE TRUTH!!!

  • rikyrah

    LEO Weekly: Medicaid Expansion Leads To Booming Reimbursements, Plunging Uninsured Rate In Kentucky

    Kentucky’s Department of Medicaid Services has also provided this map that shows how the uninsured rate has plummeted within each county since 2012, assuming that 75 percent of Kynect enrollees did not previously have insurance (as indicated in their Kynect application): While this drop is staggering through the state, it is most pronounced in the four eastern Kentucky counties of Harlan, Letcher, Leslie and Perry, who went from 17-20 percent uninsured to less than 5 percent. These four counties went from some of the highest uninsured rates to the lowest in the entire state. Thanks, Obama.

    While rural hospitals in Kentucky still face unique challenges that must be addressed, including how well Medicaid managed care is able to meet the increased demand for providers, the rosy estimates given by Gov. Beshear last year on the effects of embracing the Affordable Care Act appear to be coming to fruition. The question still remains whether Kentucky’s legislature will decide to continue these efforts next year, or whether a possible new Republican majority in the state House will decide to roll back the clock.

    http://fatlip.leoweekly.com/2014/07/28/medicaid-expansion-leads-to-booming-reimbursements-plunging-uninsured-rate-in-kentucky/

  • rikyrah
    • qosine

      Tearing up at this — so wonderful.
      “Protective Blanket of Insurance Coverage”

  • rikyrah
    • AxelFoley

      That MY President right there! A son of a Kenyan, the Leader of the Free World, Barack Hussein Obama!

  • Nat Turner

    The terrorists we are facing down in Azania – S.A.,
    think they can bomb and shoot their way into
    getting the country to split in two,
    then form their own state.
    So it was for the Boeremag who thought they could bomb Nelson Mandela,
    start a race war and drive all “non Whites” out of the country.
    They were jailed in December for this attempt,
    yet Facebook insists on hosting a support page for these race terrorists.
    Please sign the petition against this,
    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/580/770/040/facebook-stop-hosting-terrorists/
    read more on the blog
    http://natturner1.wordpress.com/
    and http://www.scoop.it/u/nat-turner/curated-scoops