September 1, 2014

Saturday Open Thread: West Wing Week

This week, the President announced important reforms to the National Security Agency and new measures to prevent sexual assault, honored Martin Luther King with a service project at DC Central Kitchen, signed the 2014 appropriations bill into law to fund the government, and hosted a conference of mayors.

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  • gn

    So, Erik Prince of Blackwater now has a new gig helping China to colonize the massive natural resource assets of Africa. In this article, he manages to simultaneously rail against big government spending in the US (absolutely amazing considering that he made his fortune through government spending) while lauding his new venture with state-sponsored Chinese firms. He sounds like a classic far right nutjob whose situational ethics and lack of concern for the US as shown through his ACTIONS is at odds with his word claims of being some huge patriot. TBH he sounds a lot like Snowden.

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303465004579324650302912522?mod=ITP_opinion_0&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303465004579324650302912522.html%3Fmod%3DITP_opinion_0

    • conlakappa

      Or a stock-character James Bond villain. Even the name. I think it was his daddy who made the fortune. Erik just sopped up the gravy.

      • gn

        Seriously these people are absolutely crazy. I just can’t imagine someone black getting away with this bs and being lauded in the press for it.

        • http://marykmusic.com/ MaryK

          How many of those “African leaders” are black people who are greedy and self-serving, just like the white folks colonizing? I am glad to see others using colonization as the descriptive here, because it’s absolutely apropos. And there is no such thing as “post-colonialism” because there is so much money involved. All that has changed is the message: from Kipling’s “Take Up the White Man’s Burden” to “We’re only here to help you!”

      • sagittarius

        Good morning, conlakappa!

        • conlakappa

          Greetings! It’s a gray day. I’m sitting in a room looking forward to this being the end to my having further, active engagement with this client. This is not how I want to spend a Saturday. Blerrgh.

    • rikyrah

      I am so glad that you used the word COLONIZE

      because that’s how I feel too.

      • gn

        Yup! I certainly take the well-stated points to the contrary, but that’s how I see it.

    • TresL

      Is it really colonization if African leaders are allowing them into their countries? I expect greedy, self-interested, racist, tyrants to behave as such; but, it’s most unfortunate that many African leaders continue to sell-out their countries and countrymen. I think that’s the real problem because they can either say no or insure that the deals they agree to serve their country’s interest first and above all else.

      • sagittarius

        Good morning, Tres!

        • TresL

          Hello there!

      • Alma98

        Morning TresL, I agree that’s why I said the people of Africa are gonna have to rise up.

      • BoomerGal

        AFRICOM!

    • sagittarius

      Good morning, gn!

      • gn

        Morning sag!!

    • Alma98

      SMH! I hope people rise and say no more to the pillaging & raping of Africa.

    • Miranda

      He took hypocrisy to new levels.

  • http://marykmusic.com/ MaryK

    “As I get older,” the President said, “they seem to have more adjustments to the lighting.” Ha! I love having a funny, cool President.

    • conlakappa

      It’s true. And all of a sudden Blanche DuBois seems not so unreasonable…

    • sagittarius

      Good morning, Mary and welcome!

    • GreenLadyHere

      GOOD MORNTIN’ MaryK. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>) —
      - – –Ha! I love having a funny, cool President. – –***BIG fist bump*** –:>)

      - — –☺HE IS — -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ob6RRcw3V3A :>) – - -
      –Good 2 C U MaryK. :>) B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM.♥

    • Alma98

      Morning Mary!

      • http://marykmusic.com/ MaryK

        You, too.

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD SATURDAY MORNTIN’ ALEXANDER2♥/POU FAM♥ —-***BIG HUG*** —Yaaaa – - -”TRIPLE “W”! —#199 —199 Times That MR. PRESIDENT HAS SHOWN HIS COMMITMENT annnd SERVICE 2 “WE THE PEOPLE”♥. :>) HE GIVES. . – —
    – — – -☻MR. PRESIDENT♥ [Annnd OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥ ]GIVE/SERVE :>)
    – - – — —-☺Signed an APPROPRIATIONS BILL –2 provide 4 those in need :>)
    — —- — –☺Provide 4 our SAFETY –[With HUMOR-("How come U don't have 2 wear a suit?") LOL]
    —– ——- –☺Gave SERVICE —on Dr. MLK Day. :>)
    — —— – - – ☺Gave PROTECTION 2 women on Campus.[Signed Sexual Assault Memorandum] —
    —————–☺Our Beloved First Lady♥ —INITIATES HEALTHY Eating Programs.[Thank U First Lady♥] :>)
    ———–THANK U SIR♥ – —

    – —-☺ THANK U ALEXANDER2♥ – –4 An INSPIRING HISTORICAL WEEK annnd 4 THIS 199th FOCUS on OUR BELOVED FIRST COUPLE Via —”WWW” :>) – - -

    —-POU FAM♥ – - -ENJOY your TREAT.♥ — -B BLESSED –SAFE –WARM♥ :>) – - -

    • Alma98

      Good morning GLH!
      The wind is crazy today and it’s cold lol.
      I hope you’re having a great Saturday, blessing to you & the family.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Afternoon Alma —***BIG HUG*** :>)
        – -Jus’ gettin back. :>)
        – - -☺THANK U 4 “Brangin’ the SUN.”. :>) – -http://members.home.nl/tonels/tekstgifjes/sun1.gif

        - –BLESSINGS 2 U♥/Family♥ :>) –B SAFE annnd WARM♥ —:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥ — – -HIGHLIGHTING this CONTINUING —VOTER SUPPRESSION —–
    — -☺@amk4obama
    More .@gop traffic jams. #votersuppression. pic.twitter.com/iILsk7Dltu

    – - —WE WERKIN’ on THIS! —

  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone

    • sagittarius

      Good morning, Rikyrah!

    • Alma98

      Good morning rikyrah :)

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥– -Some –ACA POSITIVITY – –:>)

    Obamacare Delivers Knockout Blow To GOP As Majority Of States Have Expanded Medicaid–:>)

    - – —The further we go along into the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and more people see what it offers them, the less likely the GOP is going to be able to do anything about the law and will have to accept it. A new CBS Poll released on Thursday shows that the majority of people like what the ACA provides them, and only a small minority want the law to be repealed.

    While the approval ratings for the law are still in the net negative
    (-9%), when asked if they liked aspects of the law or wanted it repealed altogether, 56% of people stated they liked provisions in the law and would just like to see it improved, while only 34% wanted it repealed. That is a reduction of 9% from November’s poll. Basically, people are coming around on the law and seeing the benefits it offers, which is a bad thing for Republicans who have touted its complete repeal from day one.

    THERE IS MORE – - -

    – - – -☺Private QHPs: 3.03M • Medicaid/CHIP: 7.44M • Sub26ers: 3.10M
    — -Total as of Jan 24, 2014: 13.57 Million — -Woo! Hoo!
    Enrollment Period Elapsed: 63.2% • CBO Projection Attained: 42.9%

    – - -☺@ACAstories
    ‏WA: 31yo Rebecca Bartlett, uninsured since 17, was excited to get insured, which cld “possibly have saved my life.” – - —

    —–☺@ACAstories
    AL: 32yo Cameron Kelly-Johnson, uninsured for 10yrs, is covered! “The Affordable Care Act changed everything for me.”
    MORE L8R. —-

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

    — THANK U —MR. PRESIDENT♥ :>)

    • conlakappa

      But… but… it’s evil! And soshialist! Death panels! Um, er, Benghazi!!!!

      • GreenLadyHere

        GOOD SATURDAY MornTin’ conlakappa. ***BIG HUG*** :>)
        – —LOL —**BIG fist bump*** – - –I KNOW-HUH!? :>)

        – - – -”Down with Democracy.” – - –HAH! – - –
        – - -☺http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_jWNhyMUpjSE/TSDicxbE7bI/AAAAAAAAH9o/JcKpDeU0ttQ/s1600/funny-picture-the-stupid-it-burns.jpg

        – –Good 2 C U conlakappa. :>) B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ -

  • rikyrah

    Once Financially Secure, a Mother Is Fighting a Life of Poverty

    A former airline worker finds herself in a cycle of poverty from which there is little chance of escape.

    By: Leila McDowell
    Posted: Jan. 24 2014 5:00 AM

    Josephine Wiles Warner’s cozy town house in Herndon, Va., is filled with the laughter of her four children—children she brought into her home when their natural parents could no longer care for them. And Warner became their mom, but not through foster care, so she receives no aid.

    Now the lights and water are off and she is being threatened with eviction. The cold caused the children to get bronchitis and pneumonia.

    “It’s a nightmare,” Warner says.

    Warner is one of millions of people who discovered that it often costs more to be poor than rich.

    She used to own the townhome. For 20 years she worked as an airline customer-service agent but left to care for her terminally ill mother in 2010. “I had no idea that it would mean a spiral into poverty,” Warner says. Even with three college degrees, she is unable to find work in her field.

    http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2014/01/poverty_trap_ensnares_a_former_airline_worker.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content&mc_cid=57e27aa525&mc_eid=1e0cf17cc4

    • conlakappa

      She should be getting money for fostering those kids, even if it’s kinship care. Degrees or not, the sad thing is that she’s now dealing with age discrimination, along with any other possible discrimination.

  • rikyrah

    New Investigation Demanded in Mysterious Death of Alfred Wright

    Thanks to a three-part report on the facts surrounding the disappearance and death of the Texas father, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee met with Wright’s family and has asked the Department of Justice to launch an investigation.

    By: Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
    Posted: Jan. 24 2014 4:17 PM

    The Department of Justice is being asked to join a family’s fight for truth regarding the mysterious disappearance and death of Alfred Wright, CNN reports.

    The 28-year-old Jasper, Texas, father disappeared last November. After the police called off their search, Wright’s family took up the cause, launching their own search team.

    His family found his remains a few miles from where they reported him missing. The local sheriff has stated that there was no foul play involved in Wright’s death, but Wright’s family believes that he was murdered.

    Last week, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 launched an in-depth three-part report that had investigative reporter Deborah Feyerick shining a national spotlight on the facts surrounding the case. Feyerick reported Thursday night that Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee met with Wright’s family Wednesday for several hours after seeing the show.

    http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/01/new_investigation_launched_in_mysterious_death_of_alfred_wright.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content&mc_cid=57e27aa525&mc_eid=1e0cf17cc4

  • rikyrah

    Fox News Host Somehow Connects Justin Bieber’s Arrest to Obama

    Greg Gutfeld, one of the hosts on Fox’s The Five, admittedly “shoehorned” the president into the topic of Bieber’s arres

    By: Breanna Edwards
    Posted: Jan. 24 2014 12:13 PM

    Co-host Greg Gutfeld of Fox’s The Five found an interesting way to link pop star Justin Bieber’s recent arrest to President Obama.

    Gutfeld admitted that he had “shoehorned” the president into the issue by linking teenage-girl fanaticism over the star to the way the president is treated by the press.

    “The real culprit: the mindset of the teenage girl … that suspends critical thinking, replacing it with mindless euphoria driven by hormones and a desire for acceptance. But enough about Obama,” Gutfeld quipped. “True, his poll numbers have a Bieber-esque quality, adored by people who pay more attention to dimples than direction. It’s a direction we can predict, for, like Bieber, Obama has no friendly speed bumps, no trusted critical eye to stop the decline with helpful advice. They’re too scared to hurt the pinup’s feelings, which is why there’s really nothing to see here, ’cause we’ve all seen it before.”

    http://www.theroot.com/articles/politics/2014/01/fox_news_host_somehow_connects_justin_bieber_s_arrest_to_obama.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content&mc_cid=57e27aa525&mc_eid=1e0cf17cc4

    • conlakappa

      So some Canadian white boy has a dotted-line connection to the President? That took one hell of a shoe horn to fit that one in. Winning!

      It’s snowing here now. My husband is supposed to pick me up from this meeting and then we’ll go to a favorite restaurant that’s about an hour from here. Hmmm, don’t know if that will happen now.

    • Alma98

      SMH

    • Worldwatcher7

      Mornin’ POU!

      What utter BS. It just eats at these folks that our Prez is an international star; that he is beloved worldwide, handsome, and talented. What they miss is that being adored doesn’t equate to being a lightweight. Pavarotti, Muhammad Ali, Pele, and Mandela could all be considered international superstars. I’ll bet that pissant Gutfeld would never speak ill of Sinatra, who was an actual pinup.

      Comparing PBO to Bieber? Please! Their jealousy is so transparent and tiring.

      • Alma98

        Afternoon ww7!
        If Bieber is like any president it would be GWB.
        But we know faux news is not going to say that.

      • malletgirl02

        Sinatra is more like Bieber than you realized, back in the day be had those bobby soxers screaming.

        • conlakappa

          A friend’s grandmother was like, “his skin was really bad but boy could he sing!”

        • Worldwatcher7

          Exactly! That’s what I meant. The girls used to swoon over Frankie; they plastered pictures of him everywhere, just like Bieber. Yet Frank has attained a saint like status among certain segments of the public. Gutfeld equates PBO’s fame with silly young Bieber, not the accomplished, mature Sinatra, which is the more apt comparison.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥ – - -SADLY – -An UPDATE: – —

    South Carolina State University dorm shooting suspect charged with murder- -

    – - – - -Authorities have charged a 19-year-old man with murder for Friday’s shooting outside a dorm at South Carolina State University.

    Justin Bernard Singleton, of Charleston, was arrested early Saturday morning in the parking lot of an apartment complex near campus. Authorities believe he is the primary suspect in the shooting death of Brandon A. Robinson, 20.

    ‘At this time, we believe we have the individual who fired the shot,’ a
    spokesperson with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said.
    — – -SNIP – - -
    Police snagged Singleton just after midnight after searching for what they initially thought were four suspects, but notably declined to say if they were still searching for anyone else.

    The school’s campus was initially locked down Friday to prevent the shooter from returning, it has since been reopened.

    Officials do not believe there is any further safety risk to students.
    THERE IS MORE —

    — – -RIHEP♥ – - -☺http://www.allgraphics123.com/graphics/sympathy/sympathy04.gif AMEN♥

  • jds09

    Good Morning POU Fam!

    • GreenLadyHere

      GOOD Saturday MornTin’ jds09. —***BIG -Cali -HUG** :>) –

      — – -Good 2 C U. :>) B BLESSED/SAFE. :>) – - -

      • sagittarius

        Good morning, GLH **BIG HUG**!

        • GreenLadyHere

          – ☺http://animatedimagepic.com/image/good-morning/good-morning-4676.gif

          — -☺http://www.coolgraphic.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/s_711.gif
          —**BIG HUG*** :>) – –B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ – —[Praying 4 U♥/Family♥/Job :>)]

    • sagittarius

      Good morning, jds!

  • GreenLadyHere
  • trose1

    IMO,very good article about cartoon depicting PBO using race card etc. Author got the creator of the cartoon to respond.

    The Ugly Lie of Glenn Foden’s ‘It’s Not My Fault That Gravity is Racist’ Editorial Cartoon

    I am curious as to your reactions and thoughts about this editorial cartoon by Glenn Foden.
    Its narrative is obvious: the country’s first president who happens to be black uses false claims of racism to deflect responsibility for his failures. Such claims are part of a broader “colorblind” white racist narrative that people of color–blacks in particular–are a group of ingrate lying complainers who use false charges of racist, accusations which are de facto slurs against good white people, to somehow get over in America.

    http://www.chaunceydevega.com/2014/01/the-ugly-lie-of-glenn-fodens-its-not-my.html#disqus_thread

    • Alma98

      He couldn’t hang with Chauncey so of course he was reduced to the very thing Chauncey described in his article lol. Talking about an honest convo when. The only honest convo he wants is for black people to go along with his bullshit.

      • trose1

        He knows now not to go on that blog with that bs. LOL

        • Alma98

          Yep, he got shutdown with the quickness lol.

    • conlakappa

      I loved how he unironically said that he considers anyone describing him as racist has, through use of the word, thrown a cheap shot that can be readily dismissed. Pretty weird claim for someone who used the word… hmmm, what was it… oh, right, racist in his cartoon. We know the President never used the word but that’s how the simple minded took it.

      • Alma98

        He was quite defensive wasn’t he lol.

        • conlakappa

          He’s not racist, by golly, we are!!!

          • Alma98

            LOL

      • trose1

        I thought it was funny how the cartoon artist felt a need to go on the blog and defend himself. Of course, he got bored when with the entire argument when he found Vega was not playing.

  • sagittarius

    Good morning, Fam!

    I’ve been up and at ‘em today… earlier than I wanted to! Oh, well!

    Keep safe and warm during this dangerous cold snap.

    Have a great day!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ sagitarrius — – -:>)
      — –Uhhhh — -did U need –HIM? – — LOL —-☺http://www.netanimations.net/Man-using-snowblower.gif

      - – - -He’s available 2 the POU FAM♥ —all day. :>)

    • crazycanuck

      OOps where are my manners, forgot to say Good Morning to everyone. Good Morning Sag and POU.

      • sagittarius

        Good morning, cc!

    • Alma98

      Morning sagi!
      The wind is a beast today!
      Unfortunately I have to go out in it later.

      • sagittarius

        Afternoon, Alma!

  • crazycanuck

    Sounds good, but it has over 4 ingredients, so it’s a bit much for me lol.

    Art Institute ‏@artinstitutechi 9h
    Chef @marksteuer1 (@CarriageHouseWP) offers his recipe for Cornbread with Foie Gras Butter and Pear Marmalade. RECIPE—http://bit.ly/1ccrbz2

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥ – - — -AHA! – — – -Was wonderin’ WHEN THIS would happen. . -[U can RUN - -BUT - - -U cain't HIDE in REHAB.] —

    - –Dennis Rodman May Have Violated Federal Law During His Latest North Korea Trip- –

    — – –Dennis Rodman’s latest trip to North Korea to visit his ‘best friend’ Kim Jong-un may have cost him more than a trip to rehab and widespread ridicule across America. Per Josh Rogin at The Daily Beast,Rodman could be looking at a prison stint and hefty fines due to a possible violation of U.S. and United Nations laws. The Treasury Department is looking into whether Rodman violated an executive order signed by President Obama in 2010 that forbids the importing or exporting of luxury goods to North Korea.

    The executive order is attached to a law known as the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. That law is similar to two UN resolutions that were put into place over the past ten years. Basically, these measures are to prevent North Korean leaders and their families to receive or profit from luxury items while their people starve and live in extreme poverty.

    - – - -On Rodman’s most recent trip, which was to promote ‘basketball diplomacy’ per Rodman, but also was to celebrate Kim’s birthday, Rodman apparently brought over $10,000 worth of merchandise to give to Kim and his wife. The items included cases of Jameson whiskey, French crystal, an expensive Italian suit, and English Mulberry handbag and at least several bottles of Rodman’s own brand of vodka, Bad Ass Vodka.
    THERE IS MORE — —

    —Soooo – –WHAT –has he EVA GIVEN/GIVEN — BACK —HERE!?? – –***crickets**** — -I! THOUGHT! – - -SO!! – –

  • crazycanuck

    Pretty

    Amador Vargas ‏@AVargasBellido 13h

    Blue Lake, Patagonia #Argentina pic.twitter.com/2BZFSCHNac

    • rikyrah

      gorgeous

    • Miranda

      BREATHTAKING!

  • crazycanuck

    Wait, Romney slow jammed the news with Fallon?

    • jds09

      Yep. Mitt’s slow jam was filled with dis-proven GOP anti-ACA talking points.

      • conlakappa

        As satire of himself or the anti-RomneyCareACA crowd?

        • jds09

          I don’t know what the hell that was. Comedy is based on truth, I found it unfunny and a sad attempt to be cool.

          • Alma98

            Morning jds, so another republican trying to do whatever PBO does huh. This just goes to show you that republicans can’t come up with their own ideas.

          • jds09

            Bingo. They have nothing.

    • edp4bho

      Hi POU. Too late Mitt. PBO brung it and is now and for the foreseeable future the President of the United States. Lovin how, as GLH says, errr-body wants to be PBO yet they hate him. ACA can help with this. Great snowy day all !!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY esp4bho.♥ – –***BIG HUG*** :>) –
        - – —***BIG fist bump***- -:>) – -

        — -His “jam-less” —is truly – - – -S-L-O-W!! — -geesh! – — –

        – -Annnnd -please KNOW —HE’S –available. :>)
        – – –☺http://www.free4allcity.com/michigan/directory/abrental/greg_snowblower_lg_wht.gif

        – - -GOOD 2 C U edp4bho♥ —
        - B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ — -

    • BoomerGal

      Bet somebody had to tell him what slow jam meant! Another act of desperation.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥ — -A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT –A FIRST♥ — -☺January 25, 1980

    Black Entertainment Television {BET} – first black
    owned company to be listed on the NYSE, begins
    broadcasting from Washington, DC

    – - —☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1x7O2w22KM&list=PLJHDZGUl8IlpIQYzHzEguc2VuPBg4kWod – - –:>)

    –[Gotta "bounce" ---Plannin' 4 -BLACK HISTORY Month. :>) -- -C YA as soon as♥. . ]

    • Miranda

      Video Soul, Teen Summit, Ed Gordon…..*sigh*….those were the days.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Miranda♥ – - – -***BIG fist bump*** :>) –

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        – –☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gy_WscgXqUA

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

        — -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjYCejOvryY
        - – -ENJOY. :>) –

  • crazycanuck

    Li Na and her cheating coach won the Aussie Open.

    • Alma98

      Morning cc, you forget he’s the same cheating coach that Justine Henin had. I noticed Li Na started cheating the minute she hired him. I have lost all respect for her.

      • jds09

        How do you cheat in tennis? Signals from the coach during a game?

        • Alma98

          Yep, he’s not the only one either.
          A lot of them do it when they play Serena.
          She calls them on it too.

      • crazycanuck

        Oh no i remember Carlos well. Yup lost all respect for her also.

  • Alma98

    Morning POU!

    • rikyrah

      Good Afternoon, Alma.

      Had to get out and do errands today because snow is coming tomorrow, and the HIGH for Monday is NEGATIVE FIVE!!!

      • Alma98

        Afternoon rikyrah. I just came back home from errands and it’s windy and cold.

  • crazycanuck

    Not again

    WJZ | CBS Baltimore ‏@cbsbaltimore 9s

    BREAKING NEWS: Reports of several people injured after shooting at Columbia Mall. #breaking http://cbsloc.al/1gcNZlA

    • Alma98

      WTH! This is crazy these gun nuts are out of control.

      • crazycanuck

        According to twitter, 3 confirmed dead.

        • Alma98

          I see, I expect the NRA to trot out some jackass to explain it away.

  • crazycanuck

    Steak and Fries anyone?

    FoodPorn ‏@ItsFoodPorn 1m

    Steak and Fries pic.twitter.com/yzvJvRhC78

    • Alma98

      I’ve had my steak quota for the month cc. I only cook it once a month.

      • crazycanuck

        My sis loves steak, the only meat I eat is chicken. The fries looks like McDonalds fries. I like Swiss Chalet fries or eve New York Fries.

        • Alma98

          I try to eat certain foods in moderation.
          My husband on the other complains we eat too many turkey products lol.

          • crazycanuck

            Oh I eat Turkey also.

    • rikyrah

      YUM YUM YUM

  • crazycanuck

    Van Gogh: The Life ‏@VanGoghTheLife 1m
    #VanGogh of the Day: Head of a Peasant, Winter 1884-85. Oil on canvas, 39.4 x 30.2 cm. @ArtGalleryofNSW, Sydney. pic.twitter.com/c9BZP97qLt

  • MonieTalks

    This past week, I was watching a local news report here in Virginia covering the Gov Christie Bridgegate debacle. What surprised me is how a local anchor actually said something to the effect of this ordeal may potentially hurt the very popular and charismaticGov. Christie’s flawless record…..I was like wtf?….really.

    Flawless record….says who? The media ain’t about nothing. The fix is in, plain and simple.

    • Miranda

      Yeah, Christie’s record is flawless just like PBO had such a bad 2013. The media demands that we not believe our own eyes and ears.

  • lamh36

    So Romney was on Jimmy Fallon and “slow jammed the news” ala President Obama.

    What is this some “Single White Female” stuff going on? All it reminded me of was that olé stool commercial with Michael Jordan….that Like Mike commercial. Someone should make a song for Romney called “Like Obama” or something. What’s next, is Romney gonna belt out some Al Green too? Is hum and Miss Ann gonna have some Black babies too?

    It’s gotta irk GOP how cool Obama is

    • Scopedog

      I think it irks a lot of people on how cool the President is.

      In this case, one can definitely make the case for “both sides”.

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up!!