October 22, 2017

Saturday Afternoon Thread: West Wing Week 5/11/12

This week, the President traveled to Virginia and New York to urge Congress not to let interest rates double on student loans and to introduce a to-do list for Congress. He also hosted the University of Kentucky Wildcats, the Fermi Science award winners, and this year’s Gershwin Award Winners.

  • I just saw PBO’s brown suit that folks were tweeting about….


    • crazycanuck

      Wow, he’s wearing a brown suit. Pics, I need Pics. That is a change.

      • Here ya go: http://i49.tinypic.com/f20jkw.jpg
        It’s more of taupe than brown.

        • Miranda

          Hey, I kinda like that look! Is this what Capehart was talking about earlier, I only caught a little bit but he was asking why somebody was wearing “that brown suit”.

          Its not like PBO went to the J Anthony Brown/Steve Harvey suit collection….now if he comes out with a yellow suit and matching gators, then there’s a problem..but FLOTUS would NEVA let him come out like that. LOL

          • crazycanuck

            I think he looks great, and No Michelle would never let him out like that lol

          • Admiral_Komack

            I don’t think HE would let himself go out in public looking like a fool.

          • Alma98

            Girl those two wear the most hideous clothes. I believe they have quite few customers here going by what I see on Sunday’s. lol

          • LOL @ the visual!

          • rikyrah

            Its not like PBO went to the J Anthony Brown/Steve Harvey suit collection….now if he comes out with a yellow suit and matching gators, then there’s a problem

            BWA HA H AH AH AH AH AH AH HA

        • crazycanuck

          Nice, he looks smooth lol. I was googling PBO brown suit lol, and came up with this.


        • ch555x

          Reminds me of the one suit he wore during a panel discussion w/ Suzanne Malveaux before the ’08 election. Heck, I prefer brown/tan/earthy colors over the usual navy/black as far as suits/business attire are concerned.

  • crazycanuck

    Ok wait a Mo. John Travolta, downlow. WTH is that all bout GN SPILL, I just saw your tweet.

    • Alma98

      I saw something about him being sued on yahoo yesterday.

    • lamh35

      2 different male masseuses(sp?) are suing him for sexual assault

      • crazycanuck

        Wow, hasn’t that kind of stuff dog him for quite awhile? I wonder if it’s true?

        • For years, there have been rumors about Travolta being gay.

        • Aquagranny911

          I don’t know but I read one has already been thrown out because Travolta wasn’t even in the same city at the same time this was supposed to have happened. So then lawyer went out & found another guy who said it happened when Travolta was in Atlanta.

          I think Travolta is kind of weird with that Scientology & all but I did like him in Saturday Night Fever & True Colors.

    • danadevin74

      Yes those rumors have been going on for years
      But since the death of his son he just doesn’t seem to care if people know now.

  • lamh35

    Aww sookie, sookie! Jon B is back ya’ll. Robin Thicke betta watch his back!!!


    • isonprize


      Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!! I have been searching for who did this song, like FOREVER! And, yes, I admit not knowing this was a white guy.

  • Hey, have you guys seen this? An interview with “Coretta” from ‘Dreams from my Father’, real name Joella Edwards. http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=br6paAm6BVM

    • Miranda

      Good find!

  • crazycanuck

    Twitter users given legal warning in Britain

    The Internet is not a law-free zone, the government’s top law officer warned Twitter users, adding that he would not hesitate to take action over offending posts.

    Attorney General Dominic Grieve, the government’s chief legal advisor in England and Wales, spoke out following a series of high-profile court cases involving postings made on the micro-blogging site.

    “If somebody goes down to the pub with printed sheets of paper and hands it out, that’s no different than if somebody goes and does a tweet,” Grieve told BBC radio.

    “The idea that you have immunity because you’re an anonymous tweeter is a big mistake.

    “I don’t want to take action but if I think it is necessary to prevent crime, such as racially aggravated harassment, then I won’t hesitate to do it.”


    • Aquagranny911

      WOW! Half the Tweeters in the US would be in jail if we were as strict as Britain about slander & libel.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – – -I’m BACK! Annnnd I’m outee again. Gotta “bounce” 2 “MY MICHELLE’S” house. :>)

    BUT FIRST: – – -a WORD from the – -PHLIP-PHLOPPIN’-PHOOL” – –LOL.

    — —Mitt Romney’s Support Of Same-Sex Adoption Lasts One Day – —

    – – – –Among Mitt Romney’s timid responses this week after President Obama’s endorsement of marriage equality was an admission that he was “fine” with same-sex couples adopting children, saying, “that’s something that people have a right to do.” But by Friday afternoon, he was already backing away from that position, suggesting that he merely “acknowledges” that many states offer same-sex adoption:

    ROMNEY: Actually, I think all states but one allow gay adoption. So that’s a position which has been decided by most of the state legislatures, including the one in my state some time ago. So I simply acknowledge the fact that gay adoption is legal in all states but one.

    Watch it:

    —–***shakin’ my head —INCREDULOUSLY*** LOL.

    I’m tellin’ U – – – -CAIN’T WAIT 4 the – – -“DEBATE’lesses” – — -2 watch him

    take many OPPOSING POSITIONS – —on ANY TOPIC!!. LOL.

    – – -Just CHILL – – -MR. PRESIDENT. He WILL WIN or LOSE against HIMSELF!! LOL.

    • Admiral_Komack

      Two-Face flipped his coin.

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD AFTERNOON Sepia. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

    WAY-ELL – — U’All feel free 2 “sleep in.” – —THEY’RE [the R’s} – – — R – – -BAAAAAACK! – –YUCK!!

    – —http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/05/12/after-a-welcome-break-unfortunately-media-bias-sunday-is-back – – –

    – – — –bHey kids! Tomorrow is Media Bias Sunday! Or as I like to call it, Librul Media My Ass Sunday.

    Let’s take a sneak preview of what’s coming up on the Big Sunday Talker Line-Up, per The Seattle Times, okay? Okay.

    This is not a complete list; Paddy provides that to you tomorrow. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the lists include panel members, so bear with me if sometimes those commentators are included… or not. I try not to because panels usually include mostly Republicans, and if there are “Democrats,” they’re about as “liberal” as, well, Harold Ford. – ———-lol.

    And as you may have noticed, ClusterFox is not included, because, well come on, what’s the point?

    This week, I suspect a couple of the party affiliations will be irrelevant given that the topic will be marriage equality. For example, Ted Olson, a Republican, is fighting for it.

    ABC’s “This Week” – Barney Frank (D); Marsha Blackburn (R); Ralph Reed (R); Hilary Rosen (D).

    NBC’s “Meet the Press” -Carl Levin (D); Reince Priebus (R); Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase (D- Barely).

    CBS’ “Face the Nation” – Mike Rogers (R); Deval Patrick (D); Evan Wolfson (D); Ted Olson (R); Mark McKinnon (R); Clay Aiken (D); Ralph Reed (R).

    CNN’s “State of the Union” – Dick Durbin (D); John Cornyn (R); Joe Lieberman (virtual R, but I); Rep. Peter King (R); Gov. John Hickenlooper (D); Tony Perkins (R); Gary Bauer (R)

    It’s time to do the math:

    Red Rs + Red Rs, carry the pi, divided by D, times Bias, minus even-handedness… calculating…

    Total: 11 (12 if you count Lieberman) Rs, 9 (8 if you don’t count Dimon) Ds. Please feel free to check the addition and political affiliations</iT


  • NBC’s David Gregory To Headline Conference For Major Republican Advocacy Group

    By Josh Israel on May 12, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), which calls itself “the voice of small business,” is one of the Republican party’s strongest allies. The group spent over $1 million on outside ads in the 2010 campaign — all of it backing Republican House and Senate candidates (and, Bloomberg News reported last month, “another $1.5 million that it kept hidden and said was exempt” from disclosure requirements). The group is the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against the Obamacare law and bankrolled state governments’ challenges to the law. The NFIB has also taken stances against allowing the EPA to regulate greenhouse gases, opposing regulations on businesses, and supporting curtailing union rights.

    Given the group’s obvious Republican alliance, it comes as little surprise that the NFIB’s three-day 2012 Small Business Summit, which begins Monday, will feature headliners Karl Rove and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).

    But the first name and photo on the invitation for the $150-per-person event — Tuesday’s “keynote address” speaker — is NBC’s Meet the Press host David Gregory. He is marketed by NBC as an anchor and “trusted journalist.”

    MORE: http://thinkprogress.org/media/2012/05/12/482926/david-gregory-republican-nfib/

    • Admiral_Komack

      Is he going to rap with Karl Rove, too?

      • isonprize

        David Gregory thinks he’s cool because he thinks he can dance and has heard of Mary J.

    • Aquagranny911

      He should just have a big “R” hugging an elephant tattooed on his forehead & be done with it. So much for “liberal press.”

    • MsKitty

      Walter Cronkite weeps from the afterlife.

    • Miranda

      And tomorrow he will throw the softest interview possible with Jamie Dimon – he is a complete and utter disgrace.

  • Senator Rand Paul: I Wasn’t Sure The President’s Views on Gay Marraige Could Get Any Gayer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kflXcLs1Svk&feature=youtu.be

    Thoughts, Glenn Greenwald?

    • Admiral_Komack

      He’ll probably agree with Rand Paul; anything to bash the President

    • ch555x

      I would retort, given that hairstyle of “Rand”, but…:X

    • rikyrah

      what does that even mean?

      makes no sense

  • Aquagranny911

    In case no one has figured it out, I’ve been hiding out on my computer today & seriously considering running away from home. We are shaping up to have a big family fight tomorrow at my house. No body is going to get physical but there will be a lot of shouting, crying, hand wringing & drama. Why oh why do my people have to be so passionate, emotional & irritating!

    Oh well, I WILL survive!

    • dannie22

      Take care AQ. You will survive tomorrow 😉

    • lamh35

      take care AG. Just consider tomorrow another given Sunday. stay calm and be peaceful if you can.

  • crazycanuck

    I’m going to attempt to make eggplant parmesan. I sensing colossal catastrophe

  • Miranda
    • @kaituer

      4h BWD ‏ @theonlyadult
      Now I’m being called a racist for asking PBO to support marriage equality. Screw this. I ate enough crap in the last 3 years. I’m done.
      Reply Retweet Favorite

      • Miranda

        Oh for the love of sweet potato pie. Give me a damn break. I haven’t read hardly any of the tweets or posts at TOD and I know without reading that never, not once, was she called racist for asking PBO to support marriage equality. Not one damn time.

        • TresL

          “Oh for the love of sweet potato pie.” That’s too funny. Love it, may steal it.

      • Bri

        She is sooooooooo dramatic. She’s upset she got called out with facts.

      • crazycanuck

        Who called her racist?

      • TresL

        I wish she would just go already. Be gone and stay gone, at least until after the election. I am so tired of these drama queens threatening their dramatic exits which never stick, by the way, mostly because they’re attention whores, but also because there are always a bunch of suckers who beg them not to leave.

        Like Reply

      • MsKitty

        Passive aggressive in action here.

    • @kaituer

      I posted the tweet below from BWD’s timeline. Now she is playing victim.

    • Bri

      I don’t know why they would add her to the slidshow. He is not thinking about her.

      • Okay? Wannabe Jane Goodall and her thesis-sounding journal entries about the Africanized Obama in his natural habitat.

    • danadevin74

      They trying to be slick
      She shouldn’t be on that list
      Obama’s Women yeah right

  • Miranda

    JPMorgan losses a headache for Romney?

    JPMorgan lost $2bn (£1.2bn), and its outspoken chairman Jamie Dimon has lost some political credibility. He’s been at the forefront of the argument against the Obama administration’s attempt to bring in tighter financial regulation.

    In particular he’s trying to fight off the “Volcker rule”, named after Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve. It stops banks from investing in hedge funds.

    Mr Dimon was winning. Now his company’s huge losses strengthen the hand of those arguing in favour of the new regulations and leaves Mr Dimon looking slightly foolish, although some say the Volcker rule wouldn’t have had any impact in this case.

    more here

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia– – -LOL. teh BARNEY- – — -“UNLEASHES”- – –LOL.- – —

    – — Barney Frank Kicks Tony Perkins’ Ass on TV– —

    – — —This aired while we were recording the podcast, so I missed it when it initially aired. This is Barney Frank totally running circles around Family Research Council wingnut Tony Perkins.

    Just watch:– —


  • crazycanuck

    Ta Da! who wants a piece

    • Bri

      It looks great.

      • crazycanuck

        Thanks, it came out a lot better than I thought it would considering I used 3 different recipes lol. It doesn’t taste bad either

    • Lisa M

      Looks great!! But it could kill me. Literally, it could kill me. I’m allergic to eggplant.

      • crazycanuck

        I don’t what I would do if I had food allergies. I have a lot of environmental allergies, but no food.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Ohhhhh crazycanuck!!! – – YUMMY. :>)

      – – – —READY!! LOL

      -THANK U KINDLY!! :>)- — —

      – – –I – -GOT- –THIS!!! :>)– —

      • crazycanuck

        Perfect for dessert. I wish I had bought some wine.

        • GreenLadyHere

          crazycanuck- — —YA MEAN- —-LIKE THIS!!?? :>)– —
          – –“A votre sante!”( To your health ) LOL.

          • crazycanuck

            Exactly like that, and it’s red too. I love red wine.

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL. — — ENJOY! :>)

  • trose1

    I am behind as usual and trying to find the specific posts of LAMH at TOD. I can see why I don’t go to TOD, the comments are hard to read. The colors or something.
    If anyone has a link please post the link.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia– – -OF COURSE THEY DO!- – — –:>)- – —

    – — –Fellow Businessmen Prefer Obama Over Romney On the Economy – —

    – – —In a recent article by Bloomberg, “Global investors increasingly prefer President Barack Obama to Republican challenger Mitt Romney and most say they believe the incumbent will remain in the White House for another four years.”

    President Obama crushed Romney, 49% to 38% in this quarter’s global investor poll. Within the same margin 49-38%, global investors believe more in Obama’s vision for the U.S.economy also.

    – – -In a quote, Obama “managed the U.S. economy pretty well, solving a lot of imbalances created by the previous administration,” says poll respondent Mario Di Marcantonio, 35, a senior portfolio manager at Eurizon Capital in Milan.

    – — THIS!!!- – –>“I believe the second Obama term will be better than having a U-turn with Romney,” he says. “More stability will mean more visibility and more investment in the future.”

    Now the Republicans consistently talk about stability and confidence, yet their candidate doesn’t bring that to the table in the global marketplace.

    – – — -Yaaaaa!- – — OUR BELOVED- -“INTERNATIONAL”- –PRESIDENT! :>)

    – – –4!- – – -MORE!- — -YEARS!! – —

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia- – – – – -WE’LL TAKE IT!!- – –Good NEWS!!- – – -[Apologies ifff a dup.]- –

    – – – –Poll: Obama leads Romney in Michigan; more voters support same-sex marriage
    Poll shows president ahead by 5.6%; support strong in Oakland Co.
    – –

    – – — –President Barack Obama is ahead of presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney among Michigan voters in the race for president, a new poll shows, and is leading in part because of strong support among women.

    Obama was leading 45.1 percent to 39.5 percent in the Glengariff Group Inc. poll, with 15.4 percent undecided; the margin of error is 4 percentage points.

    – –Obama enjoys far stronger support among women, leading Romney 47.3 percent to 35 percent, while being nearly tied with Romney among men, 43.8 to 43.1 percent. The results pose a potential “gender gap” problem for Romney, pollster Richard Czuba said Friday. The Republican needs to be wary of that margin, he added.

    “Barack Obama, if he wins, will win it on the women’s vote,” Czuba said. “I think, for the Romney campaign, that is the issue now, making headway with the gender gap.”

    I’M throwin’ ***side-eyes** ’cause – –czubz’s gettin’ NEGATIVE!!- -humph!!

    Annnd I don’t believe that the “men” vote is that close.—hmmm. .

  • lamh35

    Good night POU. Gotta work tomorrow. Watching Men In Black on Cinemax. Kinda can’t wait for MIB:3.

    • rikyrah


      did you see FRINGE?

      did ya?

      did ya?

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia- — – -Looks like the “former” deadbeat dad- – — -is LOSIN’- – -AGAIN!!–

    – – — —ENTIRE VIDEO: Rep. Joe Walsh tanks first debate with Tammy Duckworth– –

    – – — Joe the Asshat for a full hour. Enjoy.

    Oh, and Joe? There’s no such thing as “the Democrat party.” It’s the Democratic party, to which Democrats belong.

    DCCC (there’s much more at the link):

    Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-08) tonight soundly lost the first debate to strong Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth. Walsh simply could not defend the indefensible: Congressman Walsh is a deadbeat on jobs who voted for an irresponsible budget that protected tax breaks for billionaires and Big Oil while ending Medicare and making seniors pay $6,000 for the same health care. For all his bravado about taking on Washington, Congressman Walsh’s record shows that he is part of the problem.

  • crazycanuck

    Have you guys read this? From the People’s View. Really interesting read.

    Faith, Profit and Prison


  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia- – – -Yaaaaa! FIRST LADY!- – -SPEAK ON!!- -:>) — —

    – – –First lady Michelle Obama highlights civil rights legacy at Greensboro commencement– —

    – – –First lady Michelle Obama hailed the civil rights legacy of the lunch-counter protests spurred by students at North Carolina A & T State University during a commencement speech Saturday at the school.

    Obama told the story of the four students who sat at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., and demanded service, spurring a movement that spread to thousands.

    “It all started because a small group of young people had their eyes open to the injustices around them,” she said. “It all started because they decided, as one of the four told the newspaper on the first day of the protests, that it was ‘time for someone to wake up and change the situation.’ And that, more than anything else, is the story of our nation’s progress right from the very beginning.”

    – – – -SKIP- – –

    The commencement speech was one of three the first lady chose to deliver this year. She addressed graduates at Virginia Tech on Friday, and she is scheduled to speak at Oregon State University – where her brother Craig coaches basketball — in June.


  • JojoRaze

    I’m not going to get in the gay marriage wars on TOD and Twitter I’m still getting my schadenfraude on with the Log Cabin Repubs looking salty that PBO supports ssm which makes them look dumb and Jamie Dimon, after calling PBO all sorts of names for the Dodd-Frank looking a complete fool with JP Morgan Chase losing $2 billion dollars on a derivatives bet in 2012. I mean, you let your head man in London bet $2 billion in derivatives…every fool in the US knows derivatives are the devil and this is what got y’all caught out there!

    • gc

      Reviewed that mess today. (I’m on school vacay, no time or much next week)

      I DID look into it,because i do not like being disappointed in people. I wanted to understad. What I’m getting is that TOD is positing a general “THEY” are trying to divide us meme. The blog is ignoring the fact that any correlation between SSM issue and AA’s was researched and debunked after prop 8. The truth is out there – AA are not the perps here (an inconvenient truth??) and that people (read: BWD in particular) will not address what is really going down, take no personal responsibility for looking into their own souls, but will jump on the vague, amorphous THEY are trying to divide us. That may be a piece of it,but there is much more. And the “divisions” are often well in place and ongoing.

    • Miranda

      I listened to the Exec Director of the Log Cabin Reporters on NPR Friday and it was hilarious how the host Michelle Martin and this black conservative had to literally keep themselves from completely laughing him off as he tried to explain their crazy statement about PBO’s stance.

      • JojoRaze

        I’m a Tell Me More w/ Michelle martin stan and I haven’t listened to all of Friday’s podcast yet…so I’m looking forward to that interview. I like MM because she’s a great interviewer and she plays Devil’s Advocate well. You really don’t know her bias at all when she asks questions. So, if she was fitting to laugh at the Log Cabin guy, he must have been uber-ridiculous with his answers.

        I don’t support ssm, but the log cabin guys have me *dead*. It’s like chickens for KFC. They just need to come out and admit–I’m more scared of that socialist Obama taking my money than for my own life with the Repubs wanting to stone me if they could.

        • rikyrah

          they really are pitiful.

          • JojoRaze

            Finished listening to the podcast and Michelle told dude, after reading the LCR statement and him speaking on her show, “You must be in advanced yoga” for all the contortions he was pulling to try and downgrade PBO for his ssm statement. *Dead* Never heard her call people out like that before even in the barbershop segment. Michelle Martin almost always lets people talk and explain themselves and you figure it out your self.

            She interviewed several times the guy who wrote SB 1070, Kris Kobach, and her approach really lets you see in the dude’s head. Her comment on Log Cabin Repubs though, had me in tears. LCR dude is also an Army reservist. I’m sure he couldn’t say that before until the end of DADT, which PBO signed and advocated for. The LCR people are just pitiful.

        • Miranda

          Oh I LOVE Michelle Martin! LOVE LOVE LOVE her interviews because she is so good at allowing people to fully answer the question and you get to her some of the idiocy for yourself unfiltered! Like the guy you mentioned below that wrote SB1070 – after that interview I was heated – and there was another interview – I cant remember his name right now – but he basically said that yes, wealthier people should have more of a say in elections. Oh…the guy that was behind the Citizens United case! Michelle let him say his piece and asked all the question I was thinking. She is the best.

    • rikyrah

      the whole Dimon thing does make me LOL, but that’s real money and his incompetence will probably cost the job of the ‘ little people’ in the company.

  • GreenLadyHere

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


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

  • caribbeanobserver

    Both TOD and POU are my daily staple diet and the great thing is I kinda know what to expect, when I arrive at the said destinations, because the blogsters and family of commenters have revealed their thoughts many a time in their manner of delivery- some over-anxious,some funny,some are poll freaks, some curse, some wise,some straight- up,some play devil’s advocate, etc (you get my drift), but on the whole, I appreciate the sentiments.
    I will further add that I look forward each and every day to the interpretations of both sites. However,having read the many and varied passionate responses on the BWD/Chips controversy, I have dug deeper and come to the conclusion that the key to this is …perspective.
    An “Of Colour’ person’s perspective is very,very different from a white person’s perspective, in that the cultural rhythm and socialisation is key to response and re-action. Whites issues are totally different from ‘of colour’ ones on a ranking scale, therefore, it is difficult for them to comprehend the nature of sensitivity,objection, and the residual scars that are set off, to casual statements that can be considered offensive. The fact is that whilst whites are absorbed with this whole gay acceptance and same-sex marriage predicament, ‘of colour’ folk, however compassionate or in agreement, because of still struggling with the other dominant issues of inequality,injustices,racism and acceptance in their own country, that is, American world, just have not placed great emphasis on this matter. (case in point- accusations are rife about homophobia and the blacks’ stance).
    For me, gays, blacks, minorities should not be in the same underdog sentence, as even though they are all persons, one is a sexual preference and the other, still into the 21st century I might add, has to deal with the inhumanity and indignity of treatment vetted out by bigotry and prejudice.
    I am happy though, that through it all, people are not holding back, and are challenging each other in the realm of agreement/disagreement, to further extend the conversation, as well as getting a chance to reflect,and face themselves and others with more understanding and respect.
    Onward,forward into 4 more years!!