October 30, 2014

Saturday Afternoon Thread: A Colombian Obot!

(h/t The Obama Diary)

A baby donkey named Demo by its owner, Silvio Carrasquilla, stands dressed as the mascot of the U.S. Democratic Party behind a poster of U.S. President Barack Obama, outside Carrasquilla’s home in Turbaco, near Cartagena, Columbia, April 11. Carrasquilla, Turbaco’s former mayor who considers himself Colombia’s number one Obama fan, is sprucing up his house by painting it the red, white and blue of the U.S. flag to celebrate Obama’s arrival in Cartagena for the VI Summit of the Americas on Friday.

video of our Colombian counterpart!

  • Miranda

    SMH…a friend of mine said that Newt and Calista the type that when they leave your house you got to pat them down. LOL

    Gingrich renting out his donor list in desperate attempt to raise cash

    Things haven’t been going well financially for would-be presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. First his think-tank declared bankruptcy. Then it was revealed that his campaign was so deeply in debt — to the tune of $4.5 million dollars — that it had had bounched a $500 check sent to the state of Utah to cover election filing fees. And now Politico reports that the campaign is so desperate for cash it’s resorting to renting out its donor list for as much as $26,000 per use.

    “Campaign insiders attribute the problems partly to Gingrich and his wife Callista,” Politico’s Kenneth Vogel and Ginger Gibson suggest snarkily, “asserting that the couple was unwilling to downgrade from private jets and security details even as the campaign floundered. Insiders say Callista Gingrich required an entourage of at least two staffers – including one who dressed in an elephant costume to promote her children’s book – and a contracted security guard who followed her even on non-campaign trips.”

    more here
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/13/gingrich-renting-out-his-donor-list-in-desperate-attempt-to-raise-cash/

    • dannie22

      And just what were the duties of this “contracted” security guard, that he had to be with her during “non-campaign” events? Hmmm?

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

      Newt needs to put Calista on the stroll or on the pole. #WhereDemDollasAt #ClurrHeelsCalista

      • JojoRaze

        Maybe both he and Calista should become janitors at a school to learn some work ethic since obviously his business’s bankruptcy shows he hasn’t had any role models about entrepreneuriship. #GoodforthGoose

    • nellcote

      That cost to rent the list seems high. Aside from his zillionaire buddy how many other people donated? 5, 6?

  • Miranda

    Evil wench.

    Rep. Virginia Foxx On People With Student Loans: ‘I Have Very Little Tolerance’ For Them

    Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) took on a unique enemy during a radio interview yesterday: people with student loans.

    Though many politicians sympathize with those who are saddled with exorbitant student debt, Foxx, who chairs the House subcommittee on higher education, had a different take. Appearing on G. Gordon Liddy’s radio show, the North Carolina congresswoman recounted her own experience paying for college, where she worked her way through and graduated after seven years. Foxx then pointed to her own experience as justification for why she has “very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt or even $80,000 of debt.” “There’s no reason for that,” she concluded:

    more here
    http://thinkprogress.org/education/2012/04/13/464154/foxx-tolerance-student-loans/

    • Aquagranny911

      That GOP goatfigger needs one of those colonics!

    • danadevin74

      I can’t stand her crazy azz
      She was the one talking all that mess about POTUS
      but was breaking her neck to get his autograph

    • rikyrah

      when her stupid ass went to college, I bet gas wasn’t even 1.00/gallon

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

    Dang! Dude got as much PBO paraphernalia as my momma!

  • aleth

    How come the tip on SS went to a dude who wrote a book about them? Turns out he keeps promoting his book about some lax culture….there is something odd going on

    Everyone is out to make money on the Obama presidency

    Interesting stuff…

    • nellcote

      This is the third incident of SS advance men partying too hard. I find it disturbing and shakes my confidence in the SS.

      • GreenLadyHere

        nellcote – -***fist bump!*** – — -DISGUSTING!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Afternoon Miranda. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

    – –He won the “OBAMA-LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST.” :>)

    THEY surely have made – – -BIG TIME preparations 4 – –OUR BELOVED – –INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT!! :>) – —Woo! Hoo! —– –

    – — – -THANK U 4 brangin’ THIS. :>) Sooo – –EXCITING!! :>) – – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – – – – -OooooUUUUUCH!! – – – – —

    – – –Quote O’ The Day: David Stockman slams Paul Ryan budget plan – —

    – – —The following was a quote-worthy quote from David Stockman, President Ronald Reagan’s director of the Office of Management and Budget. He was on “Real Time with Bill Maher” last night, and I jotted this down immediately after he said it:

    “The Ryan plan isn’t a budget. It’s the last will and testament of the Republican party.”

    May they rest in peace. – – —BWAHAHAHA!! – — – AMEN. :>)

    • Aquagranny911

      LOL! The GOP may rest but not in peace, more like in pieces!

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL Aquagranny911 – – — -TRUTH – – – -LOL.

        Sooo many people have – –CALLED! IT! LOL.

        – – -Hoyer: House GOP in ‘disarray’ – –

        Good 1. :>) – –***fist bump*** :>)

    • nellcote

      “The Ryan plan isn’t a budget. It’s the last will and testament of the Republican party.”
      ===

      Put that one in the file for later use. Along with Raygun saying we should raise taxes on the wealthy.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        LOL – –I KNOW – — RIGHT!!??- – – –

        – – – -GOT THIS 4 THAT – — Boo-boo! – -LOL

        – –**fist bump*** – — on Raygun. :>)

        Good 2 C U. nellcote. :>)

      • Miranda

        That line is a classic.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – — -ANOTHER –2 – -BITE the DUST!! – – -Woo! Hoo! – – – –

    — – -9th And 10th Companies Drop ALEC

    – – – -Reed Elsevier — a personal information provider (of services such as Lexis-Nexis) — and American Traffic Solutions — a provider of traffic technology solutions — have become the 9th and 10th companies to drop ALEC.

    – – -Reed Elsevier stated that the campaign to highlight ALEC’s promotion of measures that disempower and disenfranchise minorities played a role in its decision. “We made the decision after considering the broad range of criticism being leveled at ALEC,” said a Reed Elsevier spokesman.

    American Traffic Solutions spokesman Charles Territo said his group’s decision not to renew its membership with ALEC “was based on how best to allocate our resources.”

    To recap, here is the list of companies that have dropped ALEC so far:

    Coca-Cola
    PepsiCo
    Kraft
    Intuit
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Wendy’s
    Mars, Inc.
    Arizona Public Service
    Reed Elsevier
    American Traffic Solutions

    THERE IS MORE.

    • Aquagranny911

      APS! YES!!! They provide my electricity & I have sent them emails & letters about their contributions to ALEC. I couldn’t exactly refuse them my business but I did try to appeal to their better nature. They aren’t all bad since they have gotten behind FLOTUS “Joining Forces” & they have a big program for hiring our returning vets.

      I am doing my happy “Snoopy Dance!” Thank You, Arizona Public Service!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Aquagranny911. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        Sooo happy 4 U. AZ needs some – -GOOD NEWS. :>)

        Annnd THIS is GOOD NEWS 2: –They aren’t all bad since they have gotten behind FLOTUS “Joining Forces” & they have a big program for hiring our returning vets.

        BIG TIME SUPPORT of MR. PRESIDENT annnd FRIST LADY. :>)

        THANK U♥ 4 SHARIN’ – – – -Good 2 C U. :>)

    • trose1

      I will keep asking. Why were these companies in bed with these mofo’s in the first place.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY trose1♥ ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        It’s BEEN – –“ALL ‘BOUT the BENJAMIN$.” – – —

        – –LEGISLATION in THEIR FAVOR[from ALEC] — —like RELAXED- – 2 – — NO REGULATIONS –[RE-THUGS] – – —

        GET$ THEM the $$$$$$$! – – -THEY KNOW!

        ACTUALLY NOW – –THEY bein’ — CALLED! OUT! — -imho

        Good 2 C U trose1 :>)

    • nellcote

      It’s great that they’ve stopped but I wonder what in the hell they thought they were giving ALEC money for all these years.

      • GreenLadyHere

        nellcote: – – – -THEY KNEW WHAT WERE DOIN’. – – —

        Annnd THEY PROFITTED!! — —

        – – – -NOW – — THEY bein’ – – — ‘SCOPED OUT!! :>) – –HAH!

        – – –Let’s hope that they don’t – – SNEAK BACK in through a

        –SUBSIDIARY COMPANY. – – –Humph.

  • Aquagranny911

    I love this!

    I understand that Sr. Carrasquilla wished to gift our Prez with this donkey & even wrote out care and feeding instructions in English. I think PBO should have accepted. He could always tell Michelle:

    “Honey, I couldn’t help it. He followed me home. He’ll be a great companion for Bo & he won’t cost much. We can feed him from your garden.”

    • JojoRaze

      Demo is cute! And I would use the “He’s a great companion for Bo” card, too. I love Sr Carrasquilla! Tiene mucho carino de los Obamas–he’s serious about his Obama love. That blown up pic of the First Family on the wall is a trip and a half.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – – – – -No longer an OXY-MORON! – —JUST —MORONS!!! – – —

    – – -RE-THUG CRIMINALS!! – – – – –

    – – – -Rep. Paul Broun The Latest House Republican Accused Of Ethical Breach – – – –

    – – -Despite House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)’s 2010 pledge of a “zero-tolerance policy” for ethical violations, the number of House Republicans under scrutiny for ethical lapses continues to grow. Yesterday, the non-partisan Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA). The watchdog group alleges that Broun illegally hid the source of more than $300,000 in loans made to his 2007-2008 campaign. Like with his colleagues under investigation, Cantor and the Republican leadership have made no effort to remove Broun from his post as chairman of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight. Broun’s office did not respond to a request for comment on the allegation.

    – – – – – -Teh CANTor said — — -WHA’ EVIL???

    — ——–I’m LUVIN’ IT! –LOL!!!- —-

    • nellcote

      It’s a shame the FEC is worse than useless. Somebody in fucking congress should bring this to the ethics committee.

      • GreenLadyHere

        nellcote – — Ahhhhh – –the “ETHICS COMMITTEE” – –

        – — —MR. PRESIDENT has BEEN trynta STRAIGHTEN OUT that MESS – — -To wit —

        – – -Ethics — –

        – — – – -President Obama has consistently made clear that he will strive to lead the most open, transparent, and accountable government in history. Whether it is reigning in the influence of lobbyists in Washington, bringing unprecedented accountability to federal spending, opening doors to engagement with the American public, or shutting down the “revolving door” that carries special interest influence in and out of the government, the highest standards will be sought in every thing the federal government does.

        In accordance with all of these principles, the President signed two Executive Orders and three Presidential Memoranda the day after his inauguration. These five documents represent a bold first step and a guide to every action carried out in the service of the American people.

        The Presidential Memorandum Regarding Pay Freeze states that the President will freeze his White House senior staff pay at current levels to the full extent allowed by law, ensuring that the budget will go as far as possible and signalizing that service in this administration should not be motivated by personal gain.
        THERE IS MUCH MORE!

        Annnd he’s trynta – -TRAIN them NOT 2 B GRIFTERS!!

        — –“As a condition, and in consideration, of my employment in the United States Government in a position invested with the public trust, I commit myself to the following obligations, which I understand are binding on me and are enforceable under law:

        “1.Lobbyist Gift Ban. I will not accept gifts from registered lobbyists or lobbying organizations for the duration of my service as an appointee.

        THESE may B 4 STAFF – —BUT –CONRESS – –LISTEN!! —

  • lamh35

    So I was catching up on Person of Interest on CBS, and I’m never using my credit/bank/debit card to pay for anymore meals at restaurants where my card is gonna be taken from the table and swiped! The ep I watched involved identity theft and the waitress had some type of card scanner attached to her hip that she used to scan the customer’s credit card as she was taking it away to pay for the bill! I’m going to be only using cash from now on if I can help it!

    I’ve come to really like Person Of Intrest, even though Jim Caviziel is a RW extreme religious nut there is a reason why he was willing to play Jesus for Mel Gibson. You should check out his wikipedia page.

    • nellcote

      I like Person of Interest. It amuses me to think of Caviziel’s role as Jesus with an attitude.

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

    Brewer PAC spends big on her own book

    By DAVE LEVINTHAL | 4/14/12 6:36 PM EDT

    Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer last year launched a federal political action committee, promising to use JAN PAC as a weapon to help create jobs, secure the nation’s borders, fight President Barack Obama’s health care reforms and shrink government.

    Instead, one of JAN PAC’s primary expenses — almost $2,500 — has been purchasing copies of her book, “Scorpions for Breakfast,” from Amazon.com, federal disclosure records filed today indicate.

    JAN PAC advertises that any donor giving it at least $100 will receive an autographed copy of the book.

    The rest of JAN PAC’s other expenditures, less than $8,400 during the year’s first three months, have primarily gone toward email and Internet services, credit card fees and plane tickets. It did not purchase advertisements or donate money to political campaigns, its records indicate.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75135.html#ixzz1s3uQP6mW

    • Miranda

      All of them do this and then claim the book is a best-seller.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – – -Here’s ANOTHER – – — “I’ll GET BACK 2 U” – – -QUESTION. – -LOL – – – –

    – – — Does Mitt Romney Support Paid Sick Days?

    – — – -Raising children is hard work. And no one is arguing that Ann Romney — who has been the center of attention since Democratic strategist Hillary Rosen contended that she “never worked a day in her life” — or any other stay-at-home mom doesn’t deserve our respect. But the question is not whether child-rearing is work. It’s whether the policies championed by the candidates afford the same respect and deference to the moms who have no choice but to balance the demands of being a breadwinner with the demands of motherhood.

    Ann Romney has tweeted, “All moms are entitled to choose their path.” But unfortunately for low-wage working moms and nearly half of private sector workers, the” choice” is either “go to work and send my sick kid to school” or “stay at home with my sick child and risk losing my job or needed income.” That’s a choice no parent should have to make. Does Mitt Romney agree?

    Women are now half of all workers on U.S. payrolls and breadwinners or co-breadwinners in nearly two-thirds of all families. Their incomes are sorely needed to provide basic economic security for their families.

    – – – – -SKIP – – – –

    – – -Paid sick days legislation would enable workers to accrue paid sick leave and provide for provisions to help employers manage. It also makes economic sense as it costs businesses more in lost worker productivity to have sick employees come in, than it would cost to offer paid time off in the first place.

    – — -THIS – – -President Obama has come out in favor of such legislation. Mitt Romney, who claims to understand the plight of working people, has been silent. – – — -***crickets*** LOL.

    – – -I’ll GET BACK 2 YA!! -[a little palinesque!!] LOL. – – —

    • malletgirl02

      Great post about paid sick days. On the Ann Romney thing, when I first heard about it, the first thing I thought about is how the Republicans disrespect mothers who need government assistance. The same people complaining about the comment against Ann Romney are the same ones who go on about “welfare mothers driving cadillacs”.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        – — -***fist bump*** – —RE-THUGS – – -ALLA DEM!- —

        – – -FLIP-FLOPPIN’ – — CRAZY!!! — – –

        Speakin’ of “DRIVIN’ CADILLACS” — –Ann rom-KNEE annnd her 2 caddys.!!!! –

        –Does THAT make her a – –WELFARE QUEEN??? – –

        Good 2 C u – -malletgirl02. :>)

  • Miranda

    *facepalm*

    Report: Nonpayment Led To Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

    Secret Service Sex ScandalThe failure to pay a prostitute is reportedly at the heart of the Secret Service’s scandal in Colombia.

    According to a Washington Post report, after a night of passion with a local woman, she requested that a Secret Service agent pay her.

    The man refused, and she reported the offense to the staff of the Hotel Caribe (where members of the presidential advance team were) and local Cartagena, Colombia police.

    The local police reported the nonpayment to American diplomats, with news of the rendezvous eventually working its way up the chain of command.

    A spokesman for the Department of Defense told the Post that five military employees were being detained for violation of their curfew, and were involved in the same incident with the Secret Service.
    http://www.nationalconfidential.com/20120414/report-nonpayment-led-to-secret-service-prostitution-scandal/

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda – —In my – -MUSIN’ –I came up with THIS: —-

      –The WHITE HOUSE CONTINUES 2 SUPPORT WOMEN: — –

      – -The White House will establish a – “POLA”- -["Pay Our Ladies Act"] – -2 insure – –Equal PAY 4 EQUAL WORK! – –4 ALL CATEGORIES of “PROFESSIONS”. – – –

      Pay da ladies! :>) – – —***sigh*** —–I’M GOIN’ — —>(teehee)

    • rikyrah

      men should know….never not try and pay a call girl and see what problems she can cause.

  • Miranda

    Carmelo Anthony hosts Martin family

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, and older brother, Jahvaris Fulton, 21, were in New York City on Thursday for an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, not thinking they were going to visit Madison Square Garden the following day.

    But New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony had a surprise invite awaiting the family, which included Martin’s younger brother who’s three and a half years old.

    Anthony met privately in the Knicks’ locker room with the family and posed for pictures before New York’s 103-65 win over the Washington Wizards on Friday night. Fearing additional media attention, the family did not stay for the game.

    Anthony said Martin’s death struck a bigger chord with him because it made him reflect on the passing of his sister, Michelle, who died from a pre-existing medical condition in December 2010. Anthony now remembers Michelle while he’s playing by having her name stitched on to his sneakers.

    more here
    http://espn.go.com/new-york/nba/story/_/id/7813432/carmelo-anthony-new-york-knicks-welcomes-family-trayvon-martin-madison-square-garden

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda – – – -“WHYCOME” I just busted out cryin’?? – —

      – –I just luv 2 C some modicum of “joy annd happiness” – —enter into the lives of – -TRAYVON’s FAMILY.

      – – -But New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony had a surprise invite awaiting the family, which included Martin’s younger brother who’s three and a half years old. – – —

      BLESS U – -‘MELLO. :>) BLESS the MARTINS. – –RIHEP -T.M.

      Thank u – -Miranda. :>)

  • lamh35

    “Horrible Bosses” on HBO. that movie was way more funny they it should have been, but I remember laughing my ass off and just being happy my boss wasn’t tht bad!

  • lamh35

    Watching Indiana Jones and Crystal Skull. If Harrison Ford looked old in this one, how the hell old is he really then?

    btw, no need to tell me how much of a stinker this movie is, I think Last Crusade is the best of the original triology, but I missed that showing, so I had to settle on Crystal Skull…which reminds me, I really need to get the original trilogy on DVD.

    • rikyrah

      the Last Crusade rocked. Sean Connery is what made that trilogy end well

  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – –BWAHAHAHA – – –HOOKER-GATE?? — — –d “citrus” – –jus’ said it. LOL

    THAT said – – –“WHYCOME” he gotta try 2 ELEVATE this – – – -NON-SENSE[STORY]!! – – —

    THIS HAS NOTHING —IMMEDIATELY – – 2 Do WITH MR. PRESIDENT!!

    – -☻He was in NO DANGER!! – — –

    — -☻THAT UNIT was NOT DIRECTLY – — PROTECTING HIM!!

    – – ☻It SHOWS the NEED 4 the —ETHICS -STANDARDS that MR. PRESIDENT CREATED!! – —

    – – ☻Look how LONG ALL these – “JOHN” –CONGRESS persons “SURVIVED” – – -B4 – –THEIR MESS BECOMES – — BREAKIN’ NEWS!

    – – –***cough -weiner – –cough —sanders –cough –teh newt LEROY – -cough – – —tim mahoney – – -cough — spitzer – – -cough –foley – –EVEN –cough –LBJ – cough— JFK -cough –john edwards –cough – “Blue Dress” – –COUGH!!****

    It’s THAT —MELANIN!!! – – – -We KNOW!! – – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – – -SUNDAY TALK SHOWS – – – 4-15-12 – – –

    – – – -Sunday Talk Shows (4/15/12): Tim Geithner, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, This Week, GPS and more – – – –

    – – – - – – – – -SKIP – – – —
    The full line-up:

    •NBC’s Meet the Press: Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY); Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN); former Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN); Mike Murphy, Republican strategist; Savannah Guthrie, NBC; Chuck Todd, NBC

    •ABC’s This Week: Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner; Cokie Roberts, ABC; Melody Barnes, former Obama domestic policy adviser; Paul Gigot, Wall Street Journal; Kevin Madden, advisor to the Romney campaign; Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Nation

    •CBS’ Face the Nation: Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner; Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University; Toure, Time; Jack Ford, CBS; Mark Strassmann, CBS; Maria Cardona, Democratic strategist; Ruth Marcus, Washington Post; Norah O’Donnell, CBS; John Dickerson, CBS

    •Fox News Sunday: David Axelrod, Obama campaign chief strategist; Ed Gillespie, senior Romney campaign adviser

    •CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria: Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Ni­ger­ian finance minister; Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times

    •CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Bill Cosby; RNC Chairman Reince Priebus; Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY); Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA); Dan Balz, The Washington Post; Matt Bai, New York Times

    •CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz: Joe Muto, former Fox News producer; Lola Ogunnaike, pop culture commentator; Jane Hall, American University; Bob Simon, 60 Minutes; Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes; Jonathan Martin, Politico; Julie Mason, radio show host

    •NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show: Nia-Malika Henderson, Washington Post; Kathleen Parker, Washington Post; Dan Rather; Pete Williams, NBC
    THERE IS MORE.

    ☻Uhhh —-BILL COSBY: – — “What’s RACE Got 2 Do With It?” –Annnd he’s on – – – – -“CREEPY CRAWLEY!! –YUCK!!

    ☻Guess there R more D’s THIS WEEK; – —The RE-THUG candidates have – – DROPPED OUT! — BWAAHAHA!! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    – – – – -G’NIGHT – -POU FAM. :>)♥ – – – -MAY U HAVE BLESSED SWEET DREAMS. –♥ – – -♥ – –:>) – – –

    – – – -CONTINUE 2 PRAY 4: – — – MR. PRESIDENT. :>); – –the ECONOMY/PEOPLE; – – -The MARTIN/MCDADE & Others FAMILIES; – -TORNADO VICTIMS; – -EACH Other♥ – – – —

    – – –Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln and Femi Kuti – — —

    – — -UNTIL THE MORNIMG LIGHT♥ – – – – –