September 1, 2014

Saturday Open Thread: African-American Ghost Stories

GOOD MORNING PRAGOBOTS! We hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

We conclude our series on African-American Ghost Stories with another haunting tale from South Carolina…

 

“A HERMIT’S GHOST”

 

Another narrative from the Federal Writers’ Project:

There once lived a man who stayed to himself as much as he could. Perhaps a hermit’s life he lived. Seldom did he speak to anyone, neither did he attend gatherings of any kind. He kept to himself in his little house on the side of the hill by which ran a road. There were not many people living in this community- few people were seen. The most people he saw was when passed to go to a running spring for water. So for many years he lived to himself in his own world which was his little house.

The hermit became ill and had to send for some of his relatives, who lived in another state, to care for him. he was confined for almost five years before death relieved him of his sufferings. The relative that came tried as hard as she could to persuade him to become a Christian. But, instead, he cursed and blasphemed that she became afraid to mention it to him again. He cursed God for putting such an affliction on him, and curse the devil for letting sucha ” will be done.” He did not believe in God, if there were one, neither did he believed in a direct hereafter, as most people do. He expressed the dying of an individual as to the dying of an animal. The last breath that is breathed, goes into space,” was his sincere belief.

When death with its firery sting put in its appearance and the hosts of hell , as he said surrounded him, he spared not a moment in which he lived for the horrible ones through which he was going at his fast approaching end. It was in the same state of mind that he died. His eyes remained opened, and were twice as large as they naturally were. His mouth spreaded so wide that a man’s fist could easily had gotten in without touching either of his lips. His body was in all kinds of knots- a horrible sight! T’he man was buried, but the memories of his isolated life and dying days lingered into the minds of the people in the community. Fear was the object of all who knew and heard of him. Most people who had to pass his house to go to the spring, would go early in the afternoons, for fear of being frightened by the “wandering spirit” as he was called.

One night two women seemed to have forgotten about the “wandering spirit”, took their pails and headed for the spring. Laughing and talking as they went; forgetting about the world around them; they were not conscious of anything, except the thing around which their conversation was built- not even the house in which lived the wandering spirit, until one of them saw from a tree without a hallow, came a milk white hen . Then all of a sudden a brood of white chickens, numbering thirty which came from nowhere. This time the women became panicky and began to scream to the tip of their voices. When help came they were found in different directions; a great distance from the place where the hen and brood were seen. They declared that they did not run a step for both of them were too frightened, and that their legs gave away to a chill before they were able to make another track. But one thing they remembered quite vividly, the besting that was given them from the hand of someone they could not see. To this day, the tree is said to be the hiding place of the “wandering spirit,” although it has been years since the hermit died.

(SOURCE: University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library)

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  • crazycanuck

    Good morning everyone. Just saw on our news that the election is soooo. close that no one knows bow its going to turn out. They quoted the PPP POLL.

    • Miranda

      Good Morning! Don’t trust the national polls – the only tactic the GOP has left is outright stealing and we are not going to let them get away with that bs again.

    • gc

      That means all the battling states tied up – overnight? At this point it is counterintuitive (my MO of prediction) and counter logical (reality based)

    • Ebogan63

      It’s is all about electoral votes, we do not elect based on the popular vote, so I would not pay any attention to national polls

      Nate Silver goes into detail why the Prez will win reelection, and take apart the ‘toss-up’ narrative the MSM has been pushing.
      http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/nov-1-the-simple-case-for-saying-obama-is-the-favorite/#more-37035

    • nellcote
      • MsKitty

        A common thread in all those maps: Pennsylvania is solidly in the Obama column. So Willard, why are you stinking up my TV with your ads again? Go waste your money somewhere else.

        • TyrenM

          He’s all over MN also. Solid Blue. I don’t even see ads for their shows.

  • Miranda

    LMAO…..so, I guess this is the “lets pretend like I was gonna pick him and wanted too and that should cancel out him being civil to Obama!” strategy. Good Lord they are pathetic!Christie was Mitt’s first choice for VP http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83254.html#.UJUM20LH2vA.twitter

    • jds09

      I wonder if Paul Ryan feels a bit, well…cheap. lol

    • MonieTalks

      wow

      I’m not even going to read that “exclusive” water-carrying tripe from Politico, shilling for Romney’s political life.

      How the hell is this supposed to make Paul Ryan feel? Who releases this type of info before the election is over? And this is supposed to make us feel confident about Romney’s though processe

    • Kennymack1971

      Pathetic. These people are so sad and immature. Chris Christie couldn’t be appreciative of President’s response to a disaster affecting his state… Nope he’s mad because Mitt didn’t pick him as his number two. Once again the Romney campaign is circling the drain.

    • MonieTalks

      These people are crazy:

      @rupertmurdoch
      Rupert Murdoch

      Thanks Bloomberg right decision.@Now Christie, while thanking O, must re- declare for Romney, or take blame for next four dire years.

      • MsKitty

        If The Gov., in his usual classy manner, told Rupert to have a hot steaming cup of STFU that would make my week.

      • jds09

        The self-importance of these people make me crazy. I’ll concede that what Christie did was helpful, but has it determined the race? They’re gonna try and twist this thing to somehow, someway a white man was the determining factor.

        Pleeeeeaaaase, take a seat Murdoch. PBO is whupping a whole bunch of old white rich men asses. You aren’t controlling shit.

        Okay, I’m done for now.

      • nellcote

        or take blame for next four dire years
        ===
        Cute. Pre-election blame shifting.

      • goldenstar

        Rupert Murdoch is not even a citizen of this country, correct????

        • Town

          Rupert Murdoch is a United States citizen.

        • Camille

          Naturalized with a Chinese born second wife.

    • MsKitty

      So Paul Ryan, how does it feel to be sloppy seconds?

    • rikyrah

      sure, he was.

      sure, he was.

    • nellcote

      Like McCain really wanted to pick Lieberman. What a bunch of weak “leaders” that can’t even pick their own wingman.

  • Miranda

    Translation: He’s weeping uncontrollably Rick Klein ‏@rickklein
    odd campaign blip – Romney campaign didn’t distribute GOP weekly radio address because of “technical reasons.” Obama got his in per usual.

    • jds09

      The White Knight has fallen off his horse and can’t get up.

    • gc

      Romney is dispirited and sulking.

    • nellcote

      didn’t distribute GOP weekly radio address
      ===
      For Mormons, they sure do act like a bunch of out of control drunks.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin miranda —***BIG HUG** :>) — -

      – — – LOL – - - “technical reasons.” — -

      TRANSLATION: – - — TECHNICALLY- – -We have TOLD ALL da LIES —WE COULD!! —We’ll continue —ON DA TRAIL!! —

      Good 2 C U miranda. [Continuing 2 PRAY 4 your MOM/U/FAMILY. --AMEN] – -

  • MonieTalks

    It has been I guess entertaining, to say the least, to see how people (of all stripes) are acting these past couple days.

    Apparently Dan “F– You, Mr. President” Savage was criticizing Romney’s speech yesterday, saying that his campaign speech was pretty much a hostage promise. Quite amazing coming from one of the leading voices who screamed every chance he had in PBO’s second year of office to withhold support from him since he did not do as the LGBT deemed he should on their timetable. Where’s Lt Dan Choi touting not only the President’s foreign policy strength, but reminding folks on how this President stood as a champion gor gay soldiers?

    Just now Chris Hayes (who rides a bike in commercials to show his stance on climate change) is still peddling that “PBO has not done much, or talked much etc. about climate change” crap. There are million dollar campaigns that are underway now from coal and energy companies trying to defeat the President from his so-called silence on climate change, I guess.

    It is just breathtaking to see these Oval Office replicating, stay home in 2010, we will punish him, he is a failure screaming PL, pundit class actually pretending like they now care that everything they care for may hinge on this election because after dogging the shit out of the President and pretending like he was incompetent, they are now praying that voters will be competent enough to vote for the same man that they spread falsehoods and distortions about.

    • Worldwatcher7

      Amen. They are sickening. And don’t forget that jerk Micheal Moore. He’s now urging people to vote, after spending three years running down the president.

      I try to remember that hate corrodes the soul; but it is hard not to hate these people.

      • edp4bho

        I recently read Old Testament scripture that God hates them too, so go easy on yourself.

    • edp4bho

      And on Nov 7th, they’ll be right back at it, full force. This is when I return to watching re-runs of Little House on the Prairie.

      • Gc

        They barely exist in my worldview now. After the 7th, they will all be sucked into a imaginary, big , black hole.

      • MsKitty

        Is it wrong for me to plan on election night to send each one of them a personal tweet with a link to Millie Jackson’s “Fuck You Symphony”?

  • Miranda

    Virginia voter fraud case expands to focus on GOP firmThe investigation into the arrest of a man on charges of dumping voter registration forms last month in Harrisonburg, Va., has widened, with state officials probing whether a company tied to top Republican leaders had engaged in voter registration fraud in the key battleground state, according to two persons close to the case.

    A former employee of Strategic Allied Consulting, a contractor for the Republican Party of Virginia, had been scheduled to appear last Tuesday before a grand jury after he was charged with tossing completed registration forms into a recycling bin. But state prosecutors canceled Colin Small’s grand jury testimony to gather more information, with their focus expanding to the firm that had employed Small, which is led by longtime GOP operative Nathan Sproul. more here http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/virginia-voter-fraud-case-expands-to-focus-on-gop-firm/2012/11/02/76285252-24eb-11e2-ac85-e669876c6a24_story.html?hpid=z2

  • MonieTalks

    You know, in the course of PBO’s first term, you forget so many of the dumb ass freakouts that both progressives and right wing haters had against him.

    Remember all the outcry the PL had around this time last year about PBO’s so-called cave because he did not agree that 12 year olds should have access to a morning after pill without adult consent. They dogged him out, threatened to withhold support, deemed him a hater of women’s reproductive rights. Oh, they were mad.

    And now this year, you have true anti-choice men in prominent campaigns: Romney/Ryan on a national ticket, Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock and all these wing nuts saying, women should even carry their rapist child. They distorted the President so much…now we really have some crazy ass nuts possibly winning national office.

    Now I can only hope that these holier than thou, idiot, sanctimonious fauxgressives realize how great a leader we have had this entire time.

  • jds09

    The Masters-of-the-Universe need to give up their keys. lol Karl Rove is trying hard to keep his gig going…

    “If you hadn’t had the storm, there would have been more of a chance for the [Mitt] Romney campaign to talk about the deficit, the debt, the economy. There was a stutter in the campaign. When you have attention drawn away to somewhere else, to something else, it is not to his [Romney’s] advantage,” Rove told The Washington Post.

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/11/03/gop-roi-the-blossoming/

    • http://themidnightsolution.blogspot.com LTMidnight

      Basically the same excuse he gave in 2008.

      Can’t wait for the Establishment GOP/Teabagger Civil War coming down the pike.

    • conlakappa

      Funny, if your argument for being in office is a set of core beliefs, then you will not let any superstorm turn you around. The groundwork should have been laid a long time ago, not the last 9 days.

    • Gc

      But he had plenty of time to change his opinions 8976345789 times.

    • nellcote

      Karl Rove out on the lawn shaking his fist at the clouds.

    • MsKitty

      Karl, your arms will always to be too short to box with God. But if you wanna give him what for about the storm anyway, have at it.

      • Camille

        Amen!

        Karl Rove, Mitt Romney, the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson, Steve Wynn and the whole lot of them will be left confounded and dumbfounded on November 6th.

        They will find out that all the money in the world still doesn’t make you God and most importantly, God will remind them all that he is and always is in charge. He our God gets the final say.

  • rikyrah

    A vote for the future or for the past?

    By Harold Meyerson,

    Published: October 30

    The 2012 presidential election is fundamentally a contest between our future and our past. Barack Obama’s America is the America that will be; Mitt Romney’s is the America that was. And the distance between the two is greater, perhaps, than in any election we’ve had since the Civil War.

    The demographic bases of the rival coalitions couldn’t be more different. Monday’s poll from the Pew Research Center is just the latest to show Obama with a decisive lead (in this case, 21 percentage points) among voters younger than 30. Obama’s margin declines to six points among voters ages 30 through 44, and he breaks even with Romney among voters ages 45 through 64. Romney’s home turf is voters 65 and older; among those, he leads Obama by 19 points.

    Age polarization is not specific to the presidential election. On a host of issues, as diverse as gay and lesbian rights and skepticism about the merits of capitalism, polls have shown that younger voters are consistently more tolerant and well to the left of their elders.

    Nor is age the only metric through which we can differentiate our future from our past. The other is race, as the nation grows more racially diverse (or, more bluntly, less white) each year. While the 2000 Census put whites’ share of the U.S. population at 69.1 percent, that share had declined to 63.7 percent in the 2010 Census, while the proportion of Hispanics rose from 12.5 percent to 16.3 percent. In raw numbers, total white population increased by just 1.2 percent during the decade, while the African American segment grew by 12.3 percent and the Hispanic share by 43 percent. Demographers predict that the white share of the U.S. population will fall beneath 50 percent in the 2050 Census.

    Rather than trying to establish a foothold among America’s growing minorities, however, Romney and the Republicans have decided to forgo an appeal to Hispanic voters by opposing legislation that would grant legal status to undocumented immigrants brought here as children and by backing legislation that effectively requires Hispanics to carry documentation papers in certain states. Republicans seek a majority through winning an ever-higher share of white voters. The Washington Post reported last week that its polling showed the greatest racial gap between the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates since the 1988 election, with Romney favored by 60 percent of white voters and Obama by 80 percent of minority voters (a figure that may prove low, if three-quarters of the Hispanic vote goes to Obama, as some other polls suggest it will). The problem for Republicans, of course, is that the minority vote is a far larger share of the total vote today than it was 24 years ago.

    …………………………

    Should Republicans prevail in this election and seek to build a more-than-one-term plurality, they will confront a stark choice: Either Romney must persuade his party to reverse its stance on immigration, or the party must seek to extend the scope of its voter-suppression efforts. Put another way, they must try to either accommodate the future or suppress it.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/harold-meyerson-electing-the-future-or-the-past/2012/10/30/7dd06708-2200-11e2-8448-81b1ce7d6978_story.html

  • http://themidnightsolution.blogspot.com LTMidnight

    Wouldn’t it be awesome if the Sunday Shows talked about this info tomorrow?

    The Party of No: New Details on the GOP Plot to Obstruct Obama

    TIME just published “The Party of No,” an article adapted from my new book, The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. It reveals some of my reporting on the Republican plot to obstruct President Obama before he even took office, including secret meetings led by House GOP whip Eric Cantor (in December 2008) and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (in early January 2009) in which they laid out their daring (though cynical and political) no-honeymoon strategy of all-out resistance to a popular President-elect during an economic emergency. “If he was for it,” former Ohio Senator George Voinovich explained, “we had to be against it.” The excerpt includes a special bonus nugget of Mitt Romney dissing the Tea Party.

    Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2012/08/23/the-party-of-no-new-details-on-the-gop-plot-to-obstruct-obama/#ixzz2BAm36lfd

  • rikyrah

    if Sherrod Brown wins, he would have suckered 25 million from folks and LOST.

    The Dems had 23 seats open this time. IF the Dems keep control of the Senate…

    Rove is nothing but a grifter like the rest of them.

    when it’s all said and done, I believe we’ll find out Willard loaned his campaign money

    • nellcote

      I think Rmoney will have made money on his campaign but it will be sweet if it turns out the other way.

  • rikyrah

    I never got the ‘ let 12 year old get the morning-after pill’.

    it never computed with me.

    I was once 12, and I know I never should have access to something like that.

  • rikyrah

    disqus hates me today

  • rikyrah

    this was a reply to the Rove comment

  • nellcote

    A very nice op/ed from Stephen Stills in Rolling Stone:

    [...]
    At the second debate, somebody asked how Bush and Romney differ. I’ll give you the answer: Romney’s taller, Mormon and a little smarter and meaner. That’s about it. I couldn’t believe how he acted at that debate. He’s a churlish little prick. At least Bush was affable. I don’t care if it’s a debate and you’re running for office. It’s not right to be that rude to the President of the United States, let alone anybody else. Also, you don’t get offended when you get corrected. Unlike President Obama, Mitt Romney has been inside the bubble all his life. He has no idea what’s going on here. He has no idea how descructive Bush’s eight years were to this country.
    [...]
    I think that President Obama has done the best he possibly could during the first term considering that his opposition was willing to do whatever necessary to destroy him, even if it meant damaging the country in the process. I love Obama’s calm and dignity. A lot of people confuse that with being aloof, but I know people that have held that job. It’s a 24-hour barrage of information. Reagan wasn’t wrong taking a break from it. At least Obama’s been on the job. He didn’t spend 200 days at a ranch clearing brush.
    [...]
    Look, Mitt Romney has never governed. He’s been running for president forever. He was the chief executive of Massachusetts, and he left them with a huge deficit. All he’s done is predatory venture capitalism. That’s it. He doesn’t know how to make jobs. He knows how to get rid of jobs.

    After getting driven into the ground by the policies of the Bush administration, the economy is creeping up. It’s doing that because people are sticking their shoulders to the wheel. Community banks are doing a lot of lending to small businesses and keeping them going. I just traveled through 80 cities in the country, and they’re working on roads everywhere. That’s the Obama stimulus money at work. He’s lead this country back from the brink of a complete disaster. Romney stands for all the policies that got us into this mess. It’s imperative that Obama gets re-elected, and I’m going to do everything I can between now and the election to make sure that happens.

    With only a few days left, there is very little opportunity for nuance, so I will just tell you from my gut. I never in my lifetime thought I would see a creepier politician than Richard Nixon, but in the last few days, it became clear that Willard Mitt Romney is really, really creepy. Icky creepy, as my granddaughter would put it.
    [...]

    Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/stephen-stills-on-mitt-romney-i-never-thought-id-see-a-creepier-politician-than-nixon-20121029#ixzz2BAnb1BJo

    • LV

      I quite frankly don’t believe Mitt is good at anything. At Bain I think he was only a figure head. There he was surronded by, competent evil people. They chose him. On his campaign he chose incompetent evil people. His successeful business man image is a lie.

      • Gc

        Some crazy people are “evil geniuses.” He is just evil and crazy. He cannot think rationally or linearly. That does not translate into competence.

      • nellcote

        Like so much of BigBiz it’s not what you know but who you know.

        • LV

          Exactly. He was born on third and Bain took him home.

        • conlakappa

          And what you came in with. He has never had any skin in the game.

      • Camille

        I completely concur!

  • GreenLadyHere
  • nellcote

    CLEVELAND —The final weekend of early voting is underway in this key Democratic stronghold in all-important Ohio — and that means Stevie Wonder.

    In an unannounced event, Wonder performed for a small crowd of about 50 people a few blocks from the veritably besieged Cuyahoga County early voting site.

    “I would like you to commit to me one thing,” he said. “I do a song. You go vote. Can we do that?”

    Then he broke into “You Can Feel It ll Over,” as the crowd sang along, punctuated with “I’m fired up, ready to go.”

    Wonder will also appear at a rally with President Obama in Cincinnati on Sunday.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/11/03/stevie-wonder-urges-ohioans-to-vote-early-in-surprise-performance/?wprss=rss_politics

    • Gc

      BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

      • crazycanuck

        shouldn’t that be ‘wonderful” lol

    • GreenLadyHere

      nellcote —–Ahhhh – — -Isn’t HE — -WONDER- fully GIFTED!! – –:>)

      THANK U 4 da —INSPIRATION. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD SATURDAY MORNTIN’ Sepia – - –***BIG –I’M SCURRED —HUG*** :>)

    THANK U –again — 4 this UNIQUE SERIES. :>)

    – –LOL – - -Because of THIS – - –>To this day, the tree is said to be the hiding place of the “wandering spirit,” although it has been years since the hermit died. – -IMMA B CAUTIOUS AROUND – -TREES. LOL

    – - – -LIKE THIS! LOL – -Oooooooo – -LOL

    – —U B BLESSED –Sepia♥ – -

  • nellcote

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Saturday is gathering together top aides and state and local officials impacted by Superstorm Sandy as he continues to monitor the government’s response to the weather disaster, the White House said.

    Obama will convene a meeting with his team in the morning, to be joined by telephone by officials including Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Administrator Craig Fugate, as well as other members of the Cabinet, also will participate.

    Following the meetings, administration officials will visit storm-damaged communities throughout the affected region to view response efforts firsthand, and make sure necessary resources are being provided.

    Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan will visit public housing developments in the Rockaways and tour Breezy Point, N.Y. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will visit hospital workers, residents impacted by the storm, and local officials in the Manhattan and Brooklyn boroughs of New York City. Small Business Administrator Karen Mills will join Malloy and other state and local officials and small business owners in Norwalk and Bridgeport, Conn.

    Napolitano will travel to West Virginia and Long Island, N.Y. The president’s chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, will join officials from FEMA, the Transportation Department and the Army Corps of Engineers in Hoboken, Newark, and Jersey City, N.J., as well as Staten Island, N.Y.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57544732/obama-convening-meeting-on-sandy-recovery-efforts/

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – - – -Sooo MANY PEOPLE – - -FIRED UP! – - — GOT-VOTE 4 MR. PRESIDENT!!– -Woo! Hoo! –

    – - – -Barack Obama celebrity endorsements: Superstar supporters of the president – -

    — -President Barack Obama has received celebrity endorsements from literally dozens of members of America’s creative class. Ranging from fashion designers to rappers — and even chefs — the folks who power the nation’s culture industry have lined up to help ensure the success of the Obama/Biden ticket. Obama supporters such as Jay-Z, Beyonce, Will Smith, George Clooney and more have not only helped raise money for the incumbent leader from their fellow artistic elites; they have also stirred the base of voters into action with the same star quality that has attracted millions of fans.

    –President Obama’s top celebrity endorsers have generated millions of dollars and raised the social clout of the president by association through social media interactions.
    – –SNIP – –

    Rather than any one star having the power to make a definitive difference, “Celebrity fundraising—in the form of personal donations, event hosting, and even bundling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a cadre of other well-heeled constituents—is a significant aspect of this year’s campaign,” the online outlet theorizes.</b – - -
    THERE IS MORE.[I SNIPPED soma da negatives! geesh!]

    • Gc

      Still can’t compete with endorsers talking to empty chairs, barfing on stage or biting the heads off live chickens.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        TRU DAT! —-:>) —Have U seen any L8LY?? —[U don't hafta post it. :>)]- — -

        Good 2 C U Gc. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – - — Yesterday MR. PRESIDENT wrote an article 4 cnn. – - -Soo did da TWITT. – –BUT – - — – -

    —- -Romney Lies on CNN. This is his Real Vision for America -

    — –Crap

    noun

    1. Vulgar. Something Mitt Romney has said.

    2. Excrement

    Mitt Romney, writing on CNN Opinion yesterday, addressed his vision for America. He says things like “America is a place where freedom rings” and “America is a land of opportunity.” He claims that America is a place “where we can believe in whatever creed or religion we choose.”Sure, you can believe whatever you choose, even that facts are things you can believe in or not, if they offend you. Sure, you can believe in whatever you choose as long as your live your life in accordance with the beliefs of others.

    Romney says that “Together with Paul Ryan, I’ve put forward an economic recovery plan consisting of five central elements that will in four years create 12 million jobs” but ignores the time he said that it is naive to think that the government is “the center of society and the economy.” Or the time he said that he would create 12 million jobs, only to say later in the same debate, “Government does not create jobs. Government does not create jobs.”

    – - -SNIP – - -
    This is the same man who says disaster relief is immoral.

    I can only say that in reading this crap and the other crap he has spewed since he announced his candidacy, I have arrived at the conclusion that Mitt Romney is entirely bereft of a moral compass. It’s not broken. He just doesn’t have one.

    All that matters to Mitt, is Mitt. His final sentence is just one more lie to cap off all the lies that have come before: “I am offering real change and a real choice.”
    THERE IS MORE —-of his KRAP! – - Ewww!

    Annd his – –ROMNESIA!! – - -

    • nellcote

      And he’s still not taking questions.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        — -**fist bump** – –:>) – —HE SCURRED of his “ROMNESIA – –

        He CAIN’T ‘member WHICH LIE he TOL’ LAST!! LOL – –

        Good 2 C U nellcote. :>)

    • MsKitty

      Hello, is there anyone home?

      Echo, echo, echo…

      Ladies and gentlemen, a reenactment of synapses attempting to fire in the brain of Willard Romney.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – - – -EVEN Though this is the LAST weekend B4 the BIG ELECTION DAY – — MR. PRESIDENT STAYS the COMPASSIONATE COURSE —:>) – - -

    – –Weekly Address: Recovering and Rebuilding After the Storm – –

    —- -In this week’s address, President Obama thanks the brave first responders and National Guardsmen for their tireless work following one of the worst storms in our nation’s history, and reassures the millions of Americans affected by Hurricane Sandy that their country will be there for them during the long road to recovery.

    BLESS U MR. PRESIDENT♥ – –:>) – -

  • Ebogan63

    Another installment of ‘Why Chuckles Todd is an asshole’:

    Chuck Todd ‏@chucktodd
    On our OH poll, w/ Obama up 51-45, we ran results with a tighter party ID split (avg of 04 and 08 elections) and it came out 50-47 Obama

    So this mofo tried to cook the numbers and STILL can’t get his boy Mittens a win in OH! LOL! Here’s some numbers for you Chuckles: 63%-36% which is your BFF Willard gettin’ crushed in early voting in OH! Toodles!

    • Alma98

      LOL!

  • GreenLadyHere

    – — MR. PRESIDENT IS ON —NOW< - – [MSNBC]

    - – -”WE R ALL IN THIS 2-GETHER!!” :>) – –Annnd – - – “WE-VE GOT MORE WORK 2 DO”! – — :>)

    HE’S sooo FIRED UP! —

    I’ll B Makin’ CALL [from home] 2-day –sooo I’ll B OFF annnd ON 2-day. :>) —Woo! Hoo!

  • nellcote

    Hilarious. Watching msnbc and they break away from PBO’s speech (boo!) and Alex NitWitt says they were going to talk to Judd Gregg, he was all hooked up and everything but he didn’t want to listen to PBO speak so he left. lol

    • Miranda

      So he couldn’t bear to listen to a few minutes of PBO speaking? Its like that? LOL, I can’t wait for Tuesday, hope they all stroke out.

      • conlakappa

        They needed to speak to an ex senator about what now?

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia — – MISSED these GRAPHICS – —:>) —[From GottaLaff :>)]–

    – –PhotOH! Obama v. Bush on jobs. Oh, and NINE electoral college predictions have Obama ahead

    - – - -More here: “The unemployment rate went up slightly because of GOOD news… Job growth improved.”

    Here’s your Moment of Happy, via Taegan:

    Ryan Teague Beckwith rounds up electoral maps from nine political prognosticators, all of which see President Obama winning re-election with anywhere from 281 to 332 electoral votes.

  • annvic

    Lol, this is old but the quote was going around on tumblr and I couldn’t resist sharing it:

    When one supporter yelled, “Save our spirit,” Romney responded with an emphatic “You bet!”

    “Get out and vote next year, this November, I mean!” said Romney, wiping beads of sweat off his brow. At one point, stopping to guzzle a glass of lemonade, Romney was asked how it tasted, to which he replied, “Lemon. Wet. Good.”

    Source: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/romney-family-in-tow-steals-the-show-at-the-wolfeboro-parade/

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – - –EARLY VOTING [NUMBERS on da - --HUNNUD (REALZ) :>)] — -

    —-Early voting results 2012: Update – –

    - — -About 22 million people have already voted in the upcoming election, either by mail or in person. No votes will be counted until Nov. 6, but some key states are releasing the party affiliation of those who have voted.

    Colorado[Watchin' --]

    Votes: 1.3 million

    Democrats: 35 percent

    Republicans: 38 percent

    ___

    Florida

    Votes: 3.1 million

    Democrats: 42 percent

    Republicans: 41 percent

    ___

    Iowa

    Votes: 557,000

    Democrats: 43 percent

    Republicans: 32 percent

    ___

    Nevada

    Votes: 578,000

    Democrats: 44 percent

    Republicans: 38 percent

    ___

    North Carolina [@A2 :>)]

    Votes: 2.1 million

    Democrats: 48 percent

    Republicans: 32 percent

    ___

    Ohio[@dannie22 :>)]

    Votes: 1.3 million

    Democrats: 30 percent

    Republicans: 24 percent

    - -WE – - -GOT! —OUT! — -THE – -”EARLY” -VOTE!! – - -Woo! Hoo! – - – -

  • Alma98

    Good afternoon pou peeps I hope you all are having a great weekend mine is cloudy. Oh well at least it’s not snow lol.

    • Aquagranny911

      Hola, Alma! No snow storms until after Tuesday, por favor! Yesterday when I was at church I prayed the old Navy wish for “fair winds & following seas” until this election is over.

      I will send you sun shine. We have lots to spare. Just a btw, but how is that pissant Ryan doing in holding onto his seat for congress? I know it’s wrong to wish evil on someone but I hope he loses that too.

  • Miranda

    Jen Psaki ‏@jrpsaki
    Crowd chants “chump change” unprompted in response to potus talking about Romney version of change

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia; I’M JUS’ SAYIN”. . . .

    – —☻WHEN the RIGHT LEANIN’ MSM — –REPORTS –

    - –MR. OBAMA–50% — -da TWITT –49% – — -THEY CALL IT A STATISTICAL – — —–TIE!!

    – -☻ -BUT — -WHEN THEY REPORT THIS: – –October Unemployment Up to 7.9%,

    DANG PEOPLE- –7.8% — –>7.9%- –is HARDLY UP!! – - –geesh!! –

    - – –NO! – - – -WE NOT POST-RACIAL!! — -humph!!

  • Miranda

    The person in charge of programming him must have quitScott Foster ‏@scottwfoster
    Romney noting recent mishap asks Sen Grassley whether he’s “hit any deer lately,” pauses, asks “was it delicious?”

    • Alma98

      Okayyy

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – - —POU FAM -NEWSPAPER ENDORSEMENT WATCH – –

    – —– – - — – ———–OBAMA – — – - —– -TWITT – - -
    Total Endorsements – -36 — — – - – - — - 27
    Total Circulation 9,298,084 – - – — – – –4,960,483

    Woo! Hoo! – - – -NOW – –THIS –IS NOT —A TIE!! LOL – –

  • lamh35

    Plz share with ur friends of caucasian persuasion.Chris Rock – Message for White Voters: http://youtu.be/EDxOSjgl5Z4

    • Aquagranny911

      This was a great “LOL” Thank you for sharing. One thing that has bothered me a lot is how some of the racists try to hack off half of PBO’s heritage like it doesn’t count.

      My own Granny was Anglo in a “mixed marriage with a Mexican” long before it was acceptable here. One of my daughters married a man from Botswana & my grandchildren have this beautiful strong heritage which is more than just the color of their skin.

      I love how the world is changing whether the goatfiggers like it or not. My family has truly been already there & doing that. My grandchildren carry the future & I am proud of that.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – — Here’s our – -1–DAY-AD! — -Woo! Hoo! —

    – — -Women Decide 2012 – OFA Ohio

    — –Sarah Jessica Parker, Valarie Jarrett, Alfre Woodard, and National Women Vote Director Kate Chapek share why women decide the 2012 presidential election. – - -

    – — –WOMEN POWER!! – –to COUNTER – —the WAR ON WOMEN!! — Woo. Hoo.

    [Gotta MAKE SOME TELEPHONE CALLS! :>) ---Back soon. :>)
    FIRED UP!! ---Movin/ FORWARD!! - -->]

    • Aquagranny911

      Love, love, love Alfre Woodard! She has been fierce in her support of our Prez & I have always enjoyed her as an actress. She has such an expressive face & beautiful eyes.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        ***fist bump*** :>) —

        — -PICKED THIS – — >- — Alfre Woodard Speaks on President Barack Obama – - -:>)

        – —- -A 4-EVA – - -FIERCE WARRIOR!!:>) – –

        Good 2 C U. :>) – –

  • MonieTalks

    Y’all didn’t tell me Artur Davis, who is competing for high top fade honors with Allen West, was acting extra coontastic yesterday. And sounded like a complete fool…. a real life empty ass, no brain-having ceramic lawn jockey.

    Romney surrogate jokes about rising seas and New York City

    …..There was one exception: former Alabama congressman Artur Davis, a former Democrat and former Obama supporter, who joked about rising sea levels.

    “Now four years ago, ladies and gentleman, the president sounded so good. Remember the rise of the oceans, which began to slow, the planet would began to heal,” Davis said. “Now I don’t know about the oceans; ask Mayor Bloomberg and Al Gore about that.”

    http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-romney-surrogate-artur-davis-rising-seas-20121102,0,305616.story

    • Alma98

      He’s done as far as black folks in Alabama are concerned my kin folks there hate him with a passion.

      • majii

        So do mine, Alma, and there are thousands of them because both of my parents were born and raised in AL before moving to GA in the 1940s.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Oh, this buckfried toothless no job having nigger is an idiot too. Keep him Republicans. Keep him.

    • Miranda

      This signifying monkey fool right chea…….he might as well try some of that bleach Sammy Sosa was putting on his skin. If he is that dead set on shucking he might as well go all the way.

    • nellcote

      “Now I don’t know about the oceans; ask Mayor Bloomberg and Al Gore about that.”
      ===
      Wow and that’s AFTER the storm. What an embarrassment.

  • Aquagranny911

    Hola POU!

    I am now expert at using a camera phone. WooHoo! We had a final training with the legal beagles in prep for poll watching on Tuesday, reviewing voting laws etc & what to expect & do on Tuesday.

    SIGH! There is to be NO body slamming or hitting below the belt & I was really looking forward to that, lol. “Having a few words” (knuckle busting) with some goatfigger trying to scare voters would give me great pleasure.

    The rumor has been confirmed. We will have DOJ presence in both Maricopa & Pima counties. I wish they could spread themselves out to some other counties as well but we will take what we can get.

    Resting a bit now. Will be going out tomorrow for more pushing & prodding of voters, taking my rusty pitch fork or maybe not. Got to be kind & diplomatic even though my patience is wearing a bit thin these days.

    • MsKitty

      Thank you so much for all you do.

  • Miranda

    WTF?? Is this happening now?Karoli ‏@Karoli
    So the new dirty trick seems to be leaving mysterious packages at early voting locations so polls are shut down in FL? wow.

    • Aquagranny911

      HOLA DOJ!!! Calling Eric Holder!!! Someone needs to send in the National Guard to protect the voters from these awful goatfiggers.

      If I was in FL, I swear I would be rousing voters in an army to march & take over the polls until everyone who wished to vote voted even if we had to go 24/7 until midnight on November 6!

      The evil of these Repugnants has just gone over the edge for me.

    • morphus

      Second ‘package’ detonated in Winter Park, FL.

    • MsKitty

      Domestic terrorism, straight up.

  • Miranda

    Evening thread is up!