April 24, 2014

Saturday Afternoon Thread: Love’s In Need Of Love Today

I know we are all praying for the families of all that have lost their loved ones to senseless violence. In spite of it all, we have to keep the faith, keep pressing on, keep moving forward. Pray for us all.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Giid Afternoon miranda/POU FAM♥ – –***BIG HUG*** :>)

    – - -SAAAAANG – - -Stevie. :>) – –

    – - —THIS COMES 2 MIND –ALSO. :>) — -

    KEEPIN’ da PRAYERS –movin’ -FORWARD – - –> – -AMEN. :>)

  • rikyrah
  • rikyrah

    utaustinliberal
    December 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    The press briefing was horrible. Tweets from the media about what the CT medical examiner said were just a nightmare. The kids who were killed were 1st graders, they all suffered between 3-11 gunshot wounds and the .223 assault rifles were used. He also said they had to take pictures of the kids and show them to the parents and that’s how the parents identified their children. When they were reading the children and faculty members names, my heart broke again for the Newtown community. This is supposed to be a period of joy, music, and sparkling lights and the horror that has been visited on this community is just wrong.

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

      Bitch tried to delete it.

      • MsKitty

        Internet is forever, nice try though.

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

          Screen capture is not her friend.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia — –Uhhhh – –ALLOW ME: – - – -

      – — -SAAAAAAAAA-LAP!!! – -

      – -THANK U! – - -LOL

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

    HRC suffered a concussion A WEEK AGO but we’re just now hearing about it, AND according to Politico, she won’t be testifying about Benghazi???

    As Keef Sweat sang, “Somethin’, somethin’…Somethin’, somethin’ just ain’t riiiiight!”

    • aleth

      Yep yep yep

    • dannie22

      oh hilary… but we’ll find out whats up. truth always comes out

    • AxelFoley

      *throws side eye at HRC*

      Awfully convenient.

    • trose1

      Doesn’t MSM know EVERY move of these politicians. No one knew the woman fainted and hit her head?
      I am not buying it.
      Maybe she realized the jig is up, the blame is going to her where it should have been all along.
      TBD moreto this story.

  • itgurl_29

    I don’t know if this has already been posted, but it’s a must read. It’s past time for decent white folks to acknowledge that this whole “right to bear arms” nonsense is about racist white folk wanting the “option” to live out fantasies about kill people of color.

    http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2012/12/sacrificing-thousands-of-kids-on-altar.html

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – -HAH! – Da NRA –is SENDIN’ out its SURROGATES!! – - -DIRTY -COWARDS!! – - –

    – - -Meet The Gun Advocates Responding To The Connecticut Shooting By Calling For More Guns In Schools – –

    – - -The National Rifle Association (NRA) has remained silent on Friday’s tragic massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, even as gun safety advocates are publicly calling for a national conversation about limiting access to dangerous firearms. While information is still emerging about Adam Lanza — the 20-year-old who killed 20 elementary school students, 6 adults, and his mother — preliminary reports indicate that he used at least three guns: two hand guns and a .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle. The weapons appear to be legally registered to his mother.

    _ – –THIS – –SOO STOOPID!! – –>The nation’s most well known gun lobby is nowhere to be found, but other gun advocates are responding to the tragedy by demanding more guns, arguing that had school administrators or teachers been allowed to carry guns into Sandy Hook Elementary, the tragedy could have been prevented: – - -

    – — -SNIP – - –

    – “Had Connecticut not had the no guns in school laws….Had the principal, the maintenance man, a teacher, been allowed to keep a gun in their office, maybe just maybe, this would have come out differently.” [Bob Irwin, The Gun Store]

    – “I only wish the kindergarten teacher and principal in Connecticut had been armed.” [Dr. Keith Ablow, Fox News] – - –[WHAAAAA'???]

    – –SNIP – -

    – -REALITY CHECK!! – ->A Mother Jones analysis of 61 mass murders over the last 30 years found that “in not a single case was the killing stopped by a civilian using a gun.” As one leading expert explained, “given that civilian shooters are less likely to hit their targets than police in these circumstances,” arming civilians could often lead to more chaos and deaths.
    THERE Is MORE!! – - — -STOOPIDITY!!! — -

    – -PRAYIN’ 4 – - -ALL. AMEN. :>)– -

  • GreenLadyHere

    BREAKING: — -GOV. DAN MALLOY: – — SPOKE: – -LOVE, COURAGE, COMPASSION, FAITH. – -AMEN. – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – -CONGRESS-PEOPLE: – -PUH-LEEZE – –UN-CONFUSE me! – - -R U CALLIN’ — 4 GUN CONTROL —orrrr R –U GON - WORK on the LEGISLATION 4 — GUN CONTROL!!???? – — HAH??? – - -

    – - -In Light Of Connecticut School Shooting Tragedy, Lawmakers Call For Gun Control Action — -

    – — -In his remarks to the nation about the Connecticut school shooting tragedy, President Obama said Friday, “we’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.” While he did not get specific, some lawmakers were more blunt, arguing that meaningful gun control legislation is needed to reduce the unfathomable number of such mass shootings the nation has endured since Columbine. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), whose husband was killed and son was injured in a the 1993 Long Island Rail Road shootings said she has given the White House notice that “the gloves are off” and will do everything possible to push for gun control — even if it means embarrassing the president.

    Among the others speaking out:

    1. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY): “If now is not the time to have a serious discussion about gun control and the epidemic of gun violence plaguing our society, I don’t know when is. How many more Columbines and Newtowns must we live through? I am challenging President Obama, the Congress, and the American public to act on our outrage and, finally, do something about this.”

    2. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY): “We cannot tolerate mass shootings as a mere inconvenience or a normal part of our everyday lives. Easy availability of the deadliest weapons to the most dangerous people has cost countless lives and caused immeasurable suffering, never more so than today. Our expressions of sympathy must be matched with concrete actions to stop gun violence.”

    3. Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA): “As a nation, we are again confronted with an act of terrifying mass gun violence. While the coming days should be reserved for grieving, as a legislative body, and as a people, we must consider what can be done to improve our laws to prevent the continuation of this horrific trend.”

    – - -SNIP – –

    6. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA): “This touches us all so deeply, and it is long past time that we enacted sensible gun laws and school safety legislation.”
    THREi SM ORE.

    - –Soooo – –WHEN IS YOUR FIRST MEETING –SCHEDULED?? – –

    • aleth

      Call..how about write the bill and get votes to pass it…heck pass the obma ban on automatic assault weapons

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        - — ***fist bump*** — -I KNOW -HUH! – - -:>) – - – -

        Good 2 C U aleth. :>) – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - —GEESH!! – - –THIS is his SECOND TIME TALKIN’ – –SMACK!! – - -STOOPID!! – - – -

    – -ESPN host Rob Parker suspended after ‘cornball’ RGIII comments – -

    – -Friday, ESPN suspended Rob Parker after comments he made about Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.

    On ESPN 2′s sports debate show First Take, Parker question ‘what kind of brother’ Griffin was to fellow hosts Skip Bayless, Stephen A. Smith and Cari Champion.

    The comments, which I described Thursday as “irresponsible,” led to widespread criticism on social media and several leading sports blogs.

    Parker spent much of Thursday defending his remarks on Twitter.

    The news of Parker’s suspension came via a tweet from Josh Krulewitz of , ESPN communications department:

    Josh Krulewitz @jksports

    Update: “Following yesterday’s comments, Rob Parker has been suspended until further notice. We are conducting a full review.”
    14 Dec 12

    This is not the first time Parker has been involved in something controversial.

    In 2009, Parker resigned from the Detroit News following what many considered an inappropriate question to then-Lions head coach Rod Marinelli. Following the Lions fifteenth loss of an eventual win-less season in 2008, Parker asked Marinelli if he wished his daughter had “married a better defensive coordinator.” (Marinelli’s daughter was married to Lions defensive coordinator Joe Barry.)

    TheGrio: Rob Parker on RGIII – ‘Is he a brother or a cornball brother?’
    THERE IS MORE.

    - – - -BETCHA he doesn’t think that HE –a – –RACIST? – - -geesh!!

  • GreenLadyHere
  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – -WATCHIN’ – - –:>) – –WE SHALL C. :>) – - -

    – - – -President Obama Hints that Action is Coming to Deal with Mass Shootings – -

    - – –<i>President Obama reiterated his message that we have to put politics aside to prevent more tragedies like the Connecticut massacre. He said, “(W)e have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this. Regardless of the politics.” Obama is using these words to lay the careful groundwork for a future policy shift.

    Showing that there is indeed a time when Republicans will cease speaking, Speaker John Boehner declined to give a rebuttal to the President’s address this week. He said, “There will be no Weekly Republican Address this weekend so that President Obama can speak for the entire nation at this time of mourning. I join the president – and all Americans – in sending prayers and condolences to the victims’ loved ones.” I’d be touched if only Republicans weren’t bought and paid for by the NRA, and thus afraid to go on camera right now.

    Watch here:
    – - -SNIP —-
    Change is coming. Obama doesn’t use words like this twice in a row without a purpose.

    – –[Gotta "bounce" - --Church Christmas Musical. :>) MISSIN' U/CARRYIN' U - -IN MY ♥. C U Soon. :>)]

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — -TRUTH!! – - –HAH! – - -CALLED! OUT!! —

    - – -NRA’s Deafening Silence Speaks Volumes

    —-Andy Marquis, reporter for RACE22.com, is our guest blogger of the day. He used to consider himself a Republican but not any more. He changed his voter registration to Independent in 2011 and says that’s how it will remain.

    Here’s his latest guest post (bolding mine):

    NRA’s Deafening Silence Speaks Volumes

    In the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, politics has again taken center stage. Once more, the debate over gun control has come up. Within minutes of the shooting, people on the left were calling for gun control or, in more extreme cases, gun bans while people on the right were calling for gun laws to be relaxed or, in extreme cases, calling for all of society to be armed. But in the wake of the debate, the silence of the nation’s largest gun lobby, the National Rifle Association (NRA), speaks volumes of itself.
    – — SNIP – –

    The deafening silence speaks volumes because the gun lobby has spent much of the week boasting about the increase in firearm sales in the wake of President Obama’s re-election, and boasting that more legally registered guns are in the hands of civilians in Florida. See, the NRA isn’t about responsible firearm regulation, they’re about no regulation. The NRA, as demonstrated by the facts above, does not represent responsible firearm owners, they represent the firearm and ammunition manufacturers.
    THERE IS MORE.

    THIS is “WHYCOME” – -THEY have been SENDIN’ OUT they –SURROGATES. HAH! — WE KNOW!! — -

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

    Breaking News ‏@BreakingNews

    White House: President Obama to appear at interfaith vigil Sunday at 7 p.m. in Newtown, Conn. – @hartfordcourant

  • GreenLadyHere

    ANNOUNCEMENT: – - -MR. PRESIDENT WILL GO 2 CONNECTICUT. – –Watchin’ 4 details. :>)

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

    Meh.

    John Kerry to Be Nominated to Be Secretary of State, Sources Say
    By Jake “GOP’s Bottom Bish” Tapper

    Sources tell ABC News that President Obama has decided that he will nominate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to be secretary of state.

    For a variety of reasons including the finalization of the process, other pending Cabinet decisions, and — more immediately — the national reaction to the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the news will not be announced in the next few days.

    MORE: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/john-kerry-to-be-nominated-to-be-secretary-of-state-sources-say/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    • JojoRaze

      I feel you on this, Sepia. So sad that this is how John Kerry is gonna get victory finally.

      All I’m saying is these PUMAs have another thing coming if they think black folks are just gonna take this lying down.

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

        This whole ordeal stinks to high Heaven.

        • crazycanuck

          Agree, I wish he would give this to someone else. I think rice should of stuck it out. The President was 100% behind her.

          • JojoRaze

            I feel some kind of way about this whole situation and I don’t want any one to be SoS after this, which is ridiculous since someone has to be SoS. The whole thing is tainted now, though.

        • angee

          Never had any problems with Kerry even liked his CRAZYAZZ African American wife Teresa (snark) but after this don’t feel the same way bout him.
          He has a lot of work to do to create goodwill with a SIGNIFICANT part of Obama’s base. Let’s see if he’s up to the task or even give a damn what we think or feel.

    • goldenstar

      If this is correct, Kerry will have to learn a few things. He cannot be talking to folks who go and tell all. PBO does not stand for that kind of behavior.

      just sayin’…

      • crazycanuck

        Which is why I don’t trust him one bit. I think he would stab the President in the back in a nano minute

      • aleth

        What’s the benefit of Kerry…what about the senate?

        • nellcote

          He’s been chairman of the senate Foreign Relations Committee for a while now. He speaks at least one foreign language (french). His father was a diplomat so he knows the language and the ways of diplomacy. PBO trusts him to go on private missions overseas. Most importantly he has a similar worldview as PBO….and he was smart enough to introduce Senator Barack Obama to the world at the ’04 convention.

    • Aquagranny911

      I will not believe this until I hear it come direct from PBO himself. Our press makes up so much caca I don’t believe anything they say, especially CNN. Their so called “sources” are probably some drunk in a bar. Did the source go by the name Bone Head & was he orange?

    • aleth

      Sorry don’t like it if true..but I am aware president has sent time with Kerry during the debates

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia – - – -Annnnd – –THIS is “WHYCOME” — -SOS hilary – - -did NOT support – –DR. RICE!!- – -WE KNOW!! —– -

      Hope he DON’T – — ***runtel*** — her/them – - –errythang!! – - – -humph!

  • Town

    When Adam Lanza attended Newtown High School, he stood out from his classmates by adopting a uniform of khaki pants, short-sleeved button-down shirts — complete with plastic pocket protector. He also toted his books in a black briefcase.

    —–

    This sounds like that character Michael Douglas played in “Falling Down.”

  • malletgirl02

    I heard about the school shooting from my co-worker yesterday terrible. I have a choral concert tomorrow which I really don’t want to do, but since I made a commitment I going to do anyway. My heart won’t be in it. I’m having a hard time having to sing about the “glory of the Lord” after such a terrible senseless tragedy.

    I’m filled with rage right now. I hope that bastard shooter is burning in hell right now.

  • rikyrah

    20 Moving Pictures Of The World Grieving For Sandy Hook

    The shooting in Newtown, Connecticut has sparked global empathy. The massacre left 28 dead, including 20 schoolchildren.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/summeranne/moving-pictures-of-the-world-grieving-for-sandy-ho

  • gc

    I can’t do the politics thing now. I have no opinion about Hillary, although I am aware of what bloggers think of her. I am in a strange place. Hillary and Bill love Chelsea. That is what I relate to tonight. Hideous news from my sister: she s the petsitter for her condo group. One job was cancelled today. This man is a CT medical examiner. Guess whose autopsies he has scheduled?

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – -***tears*** annnnnd ***smiles***- – –He’s going 2 NEWTOWN -

    - —Connecticut School Shooting: President Obama Will Meet With Victims’ Families on Sunday – -

    – – - President Obama will travel to Newtown, Conn., on Sunday to meet with the families of the the 26 people who were slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the White House said today.

    The president, who will also meet with first responders, is scheduled to speak at an interfaith service in Newtown at 7 p.m., according to a statement from the Office of the Press Secretary.

    – -One day after Obama addressed the nation, mourning the children who “had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own,” the world learned just how grim the scene inside Sandy Hook was.

    — – I’m soooo moved! ***tears*** — -:>)

    HE HAS PRE-EMPTED – -CONGRESS! – -HAH! HIS PRESENCE SHOWS HIS INTENT 2 – - -DO SOMETHING!!. – — U KNOW THAT HE is NOT GOIN’ – - -WITHOUT a PLAN!

    – - — 4 soma U in CONGRESS – - –U GETTIN’ SHELLACKED — AGAIN!! —HAH!!!- – -

    BLESS U. OUR COMPASSIONATE PRESIDENT!! :)> – –AMEN!!

    • gc

      I am completely UNsurprised. I love this leader.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        – — -***fist bump*** :>) – - -BEYOND AMAZING!! – –:>)

        IMMA go -***CLEAN off a SPOT*** on –MT. RUSHMORE. :>) – - -

        SOoo happy 2 C U gc.♥ – –Prayin’ 4 U. :>)

        • gc

          I did not want you worrying about me,, but as you can expect, I’m down, we all are in our little state, add to that, many of us are in education…

          Hugs, my friend.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – OMWord! —-UPDATE on PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA: – -

    – – -Mandela undergoes successful gallstone surgery – –

    — – -South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela underwent a successful surgery to remove gallstones Saturday, the nation’s presidency said, as the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon is still recovering from a lung infection.

    Doctors treating Mandela waited to perform the endoscopic surgery as they wanted to first attend to his lung ailment, presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement. Mandela has been hospitalized since Dec. 8.

    In the procedure, a patient usually receives sedatives and an anesthetic to allow a surgeon to put an endoscope down their throat, authorities say. The surgeon then can remove the gallstones, which are small, crystal-like masses that can cause a person tremendous pain.

    “The procedure was successful and Madiba is recovering,” Maharaj said, using Mandela’s clan name as many do in South Africa as a sign of affection.

    Occasionally, a patient who undergoes the same medical procedure Mandela just had may need to have an additional surgery to have the gallbladder removed, according to medical experts. However, Maharaj’s statement offered no other details about what additional care Mandela may require, nor did it suggest when he could be released from the hospital.
    THERE IS MORE. – —GOOD NEWS. :>)

    — –Soweto Gospel Choir Blessed in Concert: Seteng Sediba - –

    – - – - There is a well of blood that saves your soul
    There is a pool of blood Next to the altar It’s got the healing power of life
    They say Amen Halleluja The trinity in the altar, the father, son and the holy spirit
    The sinners whose lives are doomed Their sins are washed away by the blood And they live with happiness and forgiveness
    –AMEN

    — PRAYIN’ 4 U – –DEAR MADIBA. :>) – - -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — -LOL. – - –Those – -GREEDY – –FEE-GRABBIN’ — -BIG BANKS – –R GON — -GET IT!! – –HAH! – –

    - – -Investors Are Suing Big Banks Over Mortgage Securities – –

    - – –We knew this would happen sooner or later: The investors who got scammed by the big banks over mortgage securities want their pound of flesh. I wonder how they’re going to weasel out of this one? Will they buy themselves some more judges? Stay tuned:

    According to a New York Times report, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo andCitigroup, among others, have been sued by a full spectrum of plaintiffs in connection with more than $1 trillion worth of mortgage securities. Investors have gone to court seeking to have the banks buy back the bum securities, while prosecutors are accusing the banks of fraud and SEC regulators claim they deceived investors about the failed instruments.

    Should the dominant forces on Wall Street lose all of the litigation in a worst case scenario, it could cost them as much as $300 billion. One of the major pending lawsuits is a $200 billion case filed by the Federal Housing Finance Agency that argues the banks tricked mortgage financiers into buying faulty securities.

    So far, banks have settled only a few cases against them — already paying out billions of dollars to repurchase bad securities — and costs for future settlements and judgments are expected to overshadow what the institutions have spent thus far, according to the Timesreport.

    Among the major banks involved, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Citigroup are four of the top five political contributors from the commercial banks industry, and together with others in the financial sector played a major role in the 2012 election cycle. Giving mostly to Republicans,- -
    THERE IS MORE.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - –Aaaaarrrrggg! – -THESE -FLIPPIN’ –TR-THUCKERS!! – - -STARTIN’ 2 – - -GO AGAINST ANY – -GUN CONTROL!!- – -

    – –Top House GOPer: ‘We Have To Be Careful’ About New Gun Laws – - -

    – - -Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), a top Republican in the House, said on Friday that lawmakers should use caution in calling for new gun control legislation the aftermath of a devastating elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn, according to the Washington Post:

    “We need to find out what happened and what drove this individual to this place,” she said when asked about a potential review of gun laws. “I think we have to be careful about new, suggesting new gun laws. We need to look at what drives a crazy person to do these kind of actions and make sure that we’re enforcing the laws that are currently on the books. And yes, definitely, we need to do everything possible to make sure that something like this never happens again.”

    – - – -STARTIN’ 2 OBSTRUCT!! – —DISGUSTIN’!!! – – - -

  • GreenLadyHere

    - – -DEAR POU FAM♥. G’NIGHT. :>) – —WISHIN’ U BLESSED SWEET DREAMS. –♥ – -♥ :>) – - -

    - — — PRAYIN’ 4 ALL VICTIMS IN THAT TRAGIC INCIDENT.. Annd 4 OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT♥! – -Sooo COMPASSIONATE. :>) – - – -

    – - — UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT♥ :>) – - —