October 31, 2014

Saturday Open Thread: African-Americans and the Revolutionary War

harry washington BrunswickLoyalists

Henry Washington was a one time African-American slave of the first president of the United States, George Washington. His history and linked documents can be found on-line. Transported as a slave to America, he was bought by George Washington in 1763 to work on a project for draining the Great Dismal Swamp. He was living at Mount Vernon, caring for George Washington’s horses.

He was a saltwater slave from Africa purchased from a deceased estate in 1763 to be part of Washington’s workforce in the Great Dismal Swamp. He later went to work at one of the farms at Mt Vernon. Henry Washington from Mount Vernon had taken refuge in New York  in 1771. In 1776, Henry Washington fled again to join royal Virginia governor Lord Dunmore’s Ethiopian Regiment of freed slaves.

Moving into New York in the late 1776, Washington served as corporal in a corps of Black Pioneers attached to a British artillery unit, a British forces under the Governor of Virginia Lord Dunmore’s fleet. Harry Washington was a Black Loyalist and one of the 3,000 Black Americans who were evacuated to Nova Scotia at the end of the American War of Independence and part of the first group of immigrants to what eventually became Sierra Leone. Once Sir Guy Carleton’s officials put him on the list for evacuation in the “Register of Negroes,” he started his age as forty-three and said that he had fled Mount Vernon in 1776, much earlier than 1781 with the slaves on the Savage. Under General Sir Guy Carleton’s policy, Henry Washington took a British ship to Nova Scotia (as did two other former Mount Vernon slaves, a man and a woman) and from there continued to Sierra Leone, where he planned to begin a farm making use of the scientific farming techniques he learned at Mount Vernon.

In 1800, Washington was among several hundred settlers who rose up in a brief rebellion against white rule there. The precipitating issue was one familiar from the American Revolution: taxes. The settlers were required by the Sierra Leone Company, which ran the colony for the British government, to pay taxes  for the use of their land; the land itself remained the property of the company. The settles formed a provisional government and wrote up a set of laws, which they nailed to the office door of a company administrator. The company responded by sending a corps of recently arrived Jamaican blacks against the rebels. In the trails that followed the defeat of the rebellion, Henry Washington was among the rebels sentenced to banishment to another location in Sierra Leone, where he became one of the two leaders of a new settlement.  He is listed as leaving New York the Book of Negroes, where he is incorrectly listed with the name Henry. He is called Harry in all other documents.

After spending a number of years in Birchtown (the largest free African-American city in North America), where he married Jenny, Washington and his wife joined the 1,192 black colonists who migrated to Sierra Leone. Washington was one of those involved in a rebellion against the colonial authorities in Sierra Leone in 1800 and was exiled to the Bullom Shore where he subsequently died.  His descendants and those of other African Americans make up a portion of the Sierra Leone Creole people.

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD MOTNTIN’ PBOMB♥/POU FAM♥ —**BIG HUG** — -MEDIA ALERT: –There was a REPORT on Miss ALEXIS MURPHY. [cnn] –Her mother/sister were interviewed. – –

    Also: There was an UPDATE on Mr. ANTHONY STOKES RE his APPROVAL 4a HEART TRANSPLANT. :>) —Good news. :>)

    PRAYING 4 ALL♥. :>)

  • gn

    He’s a buffoon:

    @kimmaytube
    If a schoolchild googles “Harriet Tubman”, “sex tape parody” now comes up as 2nd highest result. Let that marinate. Courtesy of @UncleRUSH

    He’s just an idiot. And there’s been a massive movement of late, some of it inadvertent, to water down our experience and whitewash what was done, and is done, to us. This is exactly what I’m talking about in terms of ultra-weak black voices in the media who are too conciliatory and too weak to demand that our heritage and experience be respected with the gravity it deserves. Ignorance and coonery. I respect what Global Grind did in terms of helping Trayvon’s parents receive publicity but this negro needs the wake-up calls of wake-up calls. Or sit down, shut up, and keep his ass on the beach with his models if he’s uninterested in educating himself about his own history.

    • Worldwatcher7

      Everyday I feel more outraged by it. I hate that his faux-pology implied that only Black women cared about his desecration of an international symbol of courage for all people.

      He sounded like he was doing Black women some kind of favor by pulling the video. I’ve never been a Russell Simmons fan.

      • gn

        He’s a clown.

      • edp4bho

        Morning POU. I never could stand him, along with a whole lot of black men I don’t trust to have our back. Very few indeed actually do, but to desecrate the history of our freedom martyrs is sick. Just plain sick.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ GN :>) – — -***BIG HUG*** :>) – –

      — – –THIS –DEMEANING —IG-NANT –who KNOWS soo MUCH about TECHNOLOGY — KNOWS that U —cain’t – –UN-POST on the innanet.!! —

      THAT – -DISGUSTING/DISPARAGING video will 4-eva remain –annnd NOW –as an INDICTMENT – — AGAINST HIM – –4-EVA!! -

      —-YES! —KARMA –is a mutha –who –WILL EXACT JUSTICE!!- –

      —- Good 2 C U GN. :>) – -

  • rikyrah

    Good Morning Everyone

    • Worldwatcher7

      Good morning Rikyrah. Good morning all.

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -GOOD SATURDAY MORNTIN’ PBOMB♥/POU FAM♥. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>) —CAIN’T WAIT 2 READ THIS LAST ENTRY. :>)

    PBOMB♥ —THANK U 4 a GR8 SERIES. – –Sooo MUCH UNKNOWN –“OUR -HISTORY”. :>) –

    — — ☻HENRY/HARRY WASHINGTON’s BRAVERY
    – — – —☺Washington served as corporal in a corps of Black Pioneers attached to a British artillery unit,

    — – – – -☺In 1800, Washington was among several hundred settlers who rose up in a brief rebellion against white rule there.

    – – – — -☺Washington was one of those involved in a rebellion against the colonial authorities in Sierra Leone in 1800 and was exiled to the Bullom Shore where he subsequently died.

    – -ENJOY – -your SATURDAY – TREAT♥ –B BLESSED 2-DAY♥ :>) – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ —-THEY –takin’ it 2 da streets –HAH! — –

    – – – -Group Working To Recall Filner Schedules Signature Gathering Events – –
    — — -Organizers of the campaign to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner announced their schedule of events for Sunday, the first day they can begin gathering signatures.

    Volunteers will begin circulating petitions at the finish line of the
    America’s Finest City Half-Marathon in Balboa Park Sunday morning, recall organizers said. The race is set to begin at the Cabrillo National Monument at 7 a.m. and wind its way through city streets to the finish in the Pan American Plaza.

    A kickoff event will be held at the Town & Country Resort, Pacific Ballroom, from 1 to 4 p.m. to meet volunteers and hand out petitions.
    A march and rally is set for 2 p.m. at Civic Center Plaza. Marchers are encouraged to wear white T-shirts bearing their own respectful slogans, and ride the trolley to avoid parking hassles, organizers said.

    THERE IS MORE.

    – –WOULD YOU SIGN PETITION CALLING FOR FILNER RECALL?
    ——New question: If asked will you sign a petition calling for Mayor Bob Filner’s recall? 1. Yes. 2. No. — MORE L8R

    2 –BIGGIES: — -At least 16 women: – — Attorney Gloria ALLRED. HAH!

  • gn

    Yup, he’s trying to hide the far right:

    @davidaxelrod
    By using HRC kerfluffle to cut # of GOP debates, early convention & regional primaries @Reince is shrewdly trying to shove Right off stage.

    • Worldwatcher7

      He’s being so obvious about it that those dolts on the right may even figure it out.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – – -With liberty annnd JUSTICE 4 ALL?? – -/NOT! –4 BLACK WOMEN here! — –

    —- -In a small Illinois town, a history of failed, ignored rape investigations and hundreds of untested rape kits – –

    — — Rosa Pickett was 17 when she was raped in her hometown of Robbins, Il. on September 3, 1977.

    She was walking to a party at night in the nearly all-black village
    of Robbins located in the Cook County region that also contains the
    mecca of Chicago. After being rescued by a stranger who found her in a ditch, he took her home. Her mother barely recognized Pickett’s face, which was swollen from receiving repeated punches during her assault.

    Mother and daughter, eager to report the crime in a timely manner that might lead to a conviction, went to the hospital so that medical workers could administer a rape kit, a police-approved means of collecting evidence in the aftermath of a violent sex crime.
    Pickett’s rape kit remains lost after 36 years.
    Her assailant was
    never found. From her perspective, Picket was sexually assaulted, reported her crime, and the Robbins police did nothing.
    Lost rape kits: A prevalent problem

    THERE IS MORE – —
    -THIS is –BEYOND SAD annnd INFURIATING!! – – –
    Maybe a CASE 4 the DOJ! –

    • TyrenM

      I have fond memories of Robbins. Mom’s college “crew” hailed from Robbins, Aurora and 82nd & Indiana. The couple from Robbins family owned a cookie shop. Of course, I wasn’t hip to the non-policing.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Saturday MornTin’ TyrenM :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>)
        Thank U 4 sharin’.—:>) – –It’s nice 2 put a F’REALZ perspective on the articles. :>)-
        –How were the “cookies”? – – -:>) – –Again, thank U. :>)

        Good 2 C U TyrenM. :>)

    • goldenstar

      The Cook County Sheriff discovered the hot mess. So, this office is now overseeing that these rape kits and other pieces of evidence from hundreds of cases are processed. The Sheriff likes to get his props and is from the Irish-American- controlled south side of Cook County. These are the folks whose infamous claim to fame was to run their candidate against Harold Washington. So, they’re not necessarily paragons of freedom and justice. I digress.

      Robbins has been historically black for decades. So, the issue may be that the DOJ has to get on the State or the County to assure that there is a system of SOP and processes.

      • GreenLadyHere

        GOOD MornTin’ GOLDenstar. :) **BIG HUG** :>) – –

        — –THANK U 4 this REALITY – -information. :>)- –

        – —THIS – — -> These are the folks whose infamous claim to fame was to run their candidate against Harold Washington. So, they’re not necessarily paragons of freedom and justice. I digress. –HAH! – –

        THANK U 4 YOUR RECOMMENDATION: – —
        – –may be that the DOJ has to get on the State or the County to assure that there is a system of SOP and processes.- –:>) GOOD!
        Good 2 C U GOLDenstar :>) – –

  • JB20005

    To put things in perspective about white brogressive priorities on civil liberties:

    An internal NSA audit found 2,776 of unauthorized data collection in 2012. Most were the result of human error.

    In 2012 the NYPD stopped and frisked 532,911 people. 89 percent were totally innocent (473,644) and were not arrested or issued a citation. 87 percent were black or hispanic.(447,369).

    Now which of the above is getting all of the brogressive’s attention?

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ JB20005. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>) —

      —-***raises hand*** —PICK ME!! — –PUH-LEEZE –:>) –

      —-NUMBER 1?? – – – -LOL – — OF COURSE!! – -geesh!
      – –DEY have —PRIORITIES —REVERSED!! —as usual!! – – geesh! – – — -THANKS 4 the – — TRUTH. :>)
      Good 2 C U. -JB20005. :>) – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    MEDIA ALERT: – – –HER SHOW [mh-p] is WATCHABLE!! —-Ms JOY d’ANN[ihilator] – -is HOSTING! :>) Woo! Hoo! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ —- -VOTER POSITIVITY! —:>) – –

    —-Pennsylvania judge’s order likely to bar voter ID law enforcement – —

    — – -HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state judge issued an order Friday that is expected to block enforcement of Pennsylvania’s strict voter-identification law in the Nov. 5 general election.

    Local poll workers can ask voters to show IDs if they have them and distribute written material about the law, but they may not tell voters at the polls that photo IDs could be required in future elections, Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley said.

    “There is no value in inaccurate information, and the court does not
    deem inaccurate information ‘educational.’ It is not a matter of
    confusion — it is a matter of accuracy,” McGinley wrote.

    McGinley’s ruling marked the third consecutive election in which enforcement of the law has been blocked by court order.
    THERE IS MORE! —

    –Woo! Hoo! —a VRA –VICTORY!! :>) – –

  • TyrenM

    Good Morning POU,
    Today, end of Summer bbq with daughter and her crew. Four 6yo girls. Yea! Tomorrow, back to school shopping. Glad she wears uniforms. Now I’m hating the day she gets to wear her own clothes. I know this will pass, I’m just not there.
    Then, off to Sioux Falls, SD for work for a few days. I wish we had offices in places like hmm, ATL, CA, DC. Oh well, nice change of pace for a minute.
    I’ll check in when possible. Trusting y’all will hold it down.

  • gn

    @ReignOfApril
    Y’all know he can’t run again, right? That the election is over? RT @thinkprogress: Is Obama losing white voters? http://thkpr.gs/14UXjD5

  • gn

    @root_e
    Stop & frisk on wall street would net a bolivian mountain of white powder

  • gn

    @thinkprogres
    This little-known agency is taking crucial steps to reduce drug sentences. http://thkpr.gs/14SBaVH

  • GreenLadyHere

    MEDIA ALERT: —The UNSOLVED RAPE STORY – –out of Robbins, Ill is ON Ms. JOY-ANN – –NOW. :>) She’s very brave. BLESS HER♥

  • Alma98

    Good morning everyone!

  • gn

    h/t Dannie:

    @50thMarchonWash3m
    Image from the day (Jackie Robinson & son)

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BR4jNX4CYAAOsh5.gif

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —-Hadta RE-POST: – –Just SEETHING!! —

    HEEY edp4bho.♥ – —**BIG HUG*** :>)
    DANG!! —I’m sorry that I’m not remembering that one. Soooo IMMA go look 4 it. – –[

    Mean-the-while –WE GOTTA CALL HIM OUT [unless WE did ]. – —

    HOW TRIPLE DARE THESE BLAH MEN —JOIN da RE-THUCKERS –“WAR ON WOMEN”!! —HOW DARE THEY!! —

    Their MOTHERS annnd GRANDMOTHER RAISED they BLAH arses with ALL the LOVE they could GIVE.!!

    —Annnd this is the THANKS THEY GIVE them. WHAT!!???

    THEY MUST RESPECT ALL their GRANDMOTHERS –with such PROFOUND RESPECT that these DIRTY –EVIL/VILE THOUGHTS annnnd ACTIONS —NEVER –EVER CROSS their MINDS! – –geesh.

    I’ve never heard a YT comedian take on a YT MATRIARCH!

    WE GOTTA CALL HIM OUT annnd WARN ALL OTHERS – —–THEY BETTA —FALL BACK! –SHOOT!!

    Thanks 4 reminding me/US of this. IT IS HUGE! — – -

    • edp4bho

      Thanks for checking this out GLH. I didn’t see the movie after hearing about his stupidity. This is why I am very selective in what I call entertainment, least for myself. Can’t stand misappropriation. One can be funny without being degrading- to others or to one’s history.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY esp4bho.♥ :>) – –***BIG HUG*** :>)

        My pleasure. —-I di-int C the movie annnd NOW—I’m GLAD that I di-int. – —

        Annnd –Cedric NEVA APOLOGIZED!! —Wonder ifff he will NOW!! –even ifff it’s L8. — –
        I’m sending him a “tweet” —2 this effect. :>) Hope it gets through. :>) I’m soo —“twitter-illiterate”.:>)

        Good 2 C U edp4bho :>) Have a good day. :)

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

    This young sista is doing the damn thing!

    White House travel director moves Obama entourage
    NEDRA PICKLER
    9 hours ago

    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) — Even on a summer family vacation,
    President Barack Obama is followed by an entourage whose
    behind-the-scenes movements are juggled by a woman who was born into politics and has been with him since his Chicago days.

    Ashley Tate-Gilmore heads the White House Travel Office, a five-person
    operation that handles precise logistics behind every presidential trip.
    The details usually go unnoticed by the public, unless something goes
    horribly wrong.

    Tate-Gilmore not only acts as a high-stakes travel agent for White House press and staff, but a mini-ambassador who is often the first to arrive at presidential destinations.

    She’s used to being underestimated, a 29-year-old woman who is quick to laugh and signs off every email with a smiley face. She said it was clear from her first meeting with foreign officials when she took over the job three years ago that they weren’t expecting to take directions from a woman who looks so young.

    “People are like, ‘Who are we meeting with?’ I was like, ‘Me.’ And mouths dropped,” she said in an interview.

    MORE: http://news.yahoo.com/white-house-travel-director-moves-obama-entourage-072208631.html

    • Alma98

      Go head young sista!

    • gn

      So impressive!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ Sepia♥ ***BIG HUG*** :>) – – —

      – – –Woo! Hoo! – –PROUD of U! – –U ON IT! :>) – ->)

      – — -HUGE RESPONSIBILITY annnd –U R doin’ IT :>) —
      BLESS U♥. :>)

      Good 2 U Sepia. :>) Have a good day. :>) – -

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

        Hey GLH! Good to see you, too!

        • GreenLadyHere

          Sepia – -***smilin’ @-chu. *** :>) – -

    • goldenstar

      Her mom runs a pr/marketing firm with very close ties to Daley/Emanuel.

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

    CBC Chair Marcia L. Fudge Responds to Department of Education’s Attempt to Address Crisis Caused by Changes to Parent PLUS Loan Criteria

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2013
    Contact: Ayofemi Kirby
    (202) 226-9776
    ayofemi.kirby@mail.house.gov

    WASHINGTON, DC – Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) released the following statement regarding the Department of Education’s attempt to address the crisis among thousands of students and their families caused by changes to the Parent PLUS Loan program:

    “Instead of providing an immediate solution to the problem, once
    again the Department of Education has merely offered a way to mitigate
    it. The unnecessarily convoluted Parent PLUS Loan program process will continue to reject thousands of parents and students.

    “According to the United Negro College Fund, only 7 percent of
    parents are being approved for Parent PLUS Loans once they go through the reconsideration process. If parents are rejected, students are then being routed to Unsubsidized Stafford loans that may not completely cover their tuition. At a time when families are still struggling to climb out of the economic recession, barriers should be removed not
    created.

    “To add insult to injury, the Department’s decision to wait until
    Spring 2014 to begin the negotiated rulemaking process means a new rule will not take effect until Spring 2016. In the meantime, bureaucracy
    will continue to stand between students and higher education. This issue
    may not be urgent for the Department of Education, but it is for our
    young people.

    “We can hear the voices of students who are being abruptly removed
    from school loud and clear. Why can’t the Department of Education?

    “The solution proposed by the Department is not a victory for
    Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). What the CBC and members of the HBCU community are seeking is a real solution. Asking to suspend a policy that has closed the doors of education to thousands of students is a realistic and reasonable request. Once again, we ask that the Department of Education cease and desist.”

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

      Fam, I got questions:

      1. Why is the CBC only concerned about Black students at HBCUs? What about Black students at white colleges/universities?

      2. Why are HBCUs in such dire financial states? Why can’t they get HBCU alumni to donate to their alma maters?

      3. Why is the CBC acting like Parent PLUS loans are the only solution to helping Black students afford college? Why aren’t they pushing to increase GRANT MONEY that doesn’t have to be paid back? Why are they pushing loans that will leave Black grad students and parents of Black undergrads in financial straits?

      Something ain’t right, y’all. On the surface, they give the appearance of looking out for Black students, but with the CBC’s track record of supporting payday loans, for-profit schools, and bills that will gut finance reform, I’m giving them a major side-eye.

      • Alma98

        I’d like to know too Sepia because my daughter didn’t attend a HBCU. And I think somebody is getting paid too. I wouldn’t be surprised if the CBC slipped something shady in.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Sepia – — ***raisin’ my hand –again.*** :>) — –

        —- -1. – —LIMITED SCOPE of – –LIMITED MINDS. – – -Maybe they don’t engage THEM ’cause they don’t VISIT OTHER CAMPUSES. – -IMMA say it —LAZY! – –

        — – -2. –CRABSBARRELS —-STORY of some people’s lives. -BUT —Dr. Bill ALWAYS contributes 2 “Temple” – – -Maybe the Alum Campaign Managers NEEDTA EARN their MONEY —rather thanSIT -in the chair!!

        – – 3. –RA-CHERE: –but with the CBC’s track record of supporting payday loans, for-profit schools, and bills that will gut finance reform,. .

        MORE L8R. :>) – – –Good QUESTIONS. :>) – -

      • MonieTalks

        I tell you the truth….

        in 2010, remember when PBO signed an EXECUTIVE order called the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities where PBO dedicated millions in GRANTS addition to his earlier focus on HBCUs

        The only thing the CBC could do was talk about then how they wanted to be unleashed on this President as he had neglected the Black community.

        Yet, as predictably as they have become, the CBC is once again showing their simpleness with displaced anger, skipping over the important facts. I swear….

      • goldenstar

        Sepia,

        I don’t understand what the Title IV category is. It appears that HBCUs are NOT Title IV and that many black students are now enrolled in these institutions (rather than HBCUs)??

        I’m not getting the entire picture….

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –MR. PRESIDENT♥ –says – –ACA — ON ITS WAY – –Woo! Hoo! :>) —

    – — Weekly Address: Working to Implement the Affordable Care Act – –

    President Obama says we are on the way to fully implementing the Affordable Care Act and helping millions of Americans. :>)
    THERE IS MORE —POSITIVITY♥ –

  • lamh36

    Ok this is just sad. I guess they picked the wrong jeans…lol

    “@JPughMI: omg RT @dbernstein: Least surprising revelation so far in Balz’s book: Romney wearing jeans was the result of extensive focus group research”

    • Alma98

      LOL!

  • Alma98

    My son just told me one of members of B2K is in a coma in China. He was trying to breakup a bar fight and got hit in the head with a bottle.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Alma — -WHEW LAWD” — –Right Place Wrong Time – – -LOL

      • Alma98

        Yes he was GLH and so young too.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Alma — – Initially did not realize the seriousness of his injury. VERY SORRY. —AMEN.

          • Alma98

            No worries.

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

      I found this on TMZ:

      R&B singer Raz-B is currently on life support in a hospital in China … just one day after he was smashed in the face with a bottle at a nightclub, TMZ has learned.

      We spoke to Raz’s publicist, Toy Jones, who tells us, “He is in a coma and needs as many prayers as possible.”

      As we previously reported, the 28-year-old was performing at a club in China on Thursday and was smashed in the face with a glass bottle while trying to break up a fight that erupted in the crowd.

      Raz received medical attention hours after the incident –and underwent minor surgery to repair a gash in his lip.

      But the next day, sources close to Raz tell us he didn’t wake up … and Raz’s backup dancer rushed him to a nearby hospital for treatment.

      We’re told doctors tested for brain activity and determined the situation was dire. Sources say Raz is breathing from a ventilator … and has been slipping in and out of consciousness.

      Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/08/16/raz-b-life-support-coma-bottle-attack/#ixzz2cFY7Y26y

      Visit Fishwrapper: http://www.fishwrapper.com

      • GreenLadyHere

        Sepia —-JOININ’ U/ALL — -Prayin’ 4 a HEALING. AMEN. –

      • Alma98

        OMG! He received treatment hours later? Why did it take so long? I hope he makes it, sending blessing to him, his family and friends.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Alma – –CONCUSSIONS/head injuries R variable in their effects. – —There MAY b a delay in the effects of the injury –
          That’s “WHYCOME” —the schools take them sooo seriously. – –Annd – –“WHYCOME” – –the sports R trynta develop better helmets – – annnd addressing “hits” more aggressively.- –

          JOININ’ U –PRAYIN’ 4 him. AMEN

  • gn

    Emos are the achilles heel of the left; this is why they should never ever ever ever ever be able to take over the Democratic party like the far right took over the GOP:

    @Freefree0Bobbie
    Dear Libs and Progs who worship at the altars of Assange and Wiki Leaks, ask yourself, why are they now directing their tweets to TCOT?

    They are so easily played by every political grifter in the country—scratch that, with Assange, they are open targets for every grifter in the world, and they scream and throw tantrums when others refuse to join them in their hubris. Achilles heel of the left.

    • MonieTalks

      Google Wikileaks secret donors and you have the same recipe/reasoning behindCitizens United

      Who the hell did not make these connections…..knew where this would end up?

      but these folks don’t care, they WANT to be played. These people will eat hot steaming plate of shit if it means they can revolt against what they deem as Obama’s shit.

      • gn

        Indeed.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – –DREAM DEFENDERS♥ – — :>)

    – —☺@Dreamdefenders
    First Saturday outside of the Capitol in over a month.

    Were working harder than we did before right now.

    Expect Us. – – – -[BLESS U♥ :>)]

    – – -☺Dreamdefenders
    Dream Defenders chapters all over the state of Florida are preparing for the Fall Semester to start and welcome hundreds of new members.

    – —–☺ — A Family that Dreams together stays together. The work has only just begun. Welcome to the Dream Era…- –BLESS THEM♥ :>)
    —MORE L8R :>)

  • JB20005

    The heroes of the Obama-hating left are a diverse group:

    You have white males from the north like Howard Dean, white males from middle America like Dennis Kucinich, white males from the south like John Edwards and white males from the west coast like Ron Wyden. You have white males in academia like Noam Chomsky. You have Jewish white males like Russ Feingold and Anthony Weiner. You have gay white males like Glenn Greenwald. You have white males in the military like Bradley Manning. You have dynastic political white males like Ron and Rand Paul. You have fugitive white males like Edward Snowden. And you have white males in the media, like Chris Hayes and Ed Schultz.

    Don’t tell me a group like that over-represents one point of view.

    /sarcasm

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ —Just tweeted “Cedric the Entertainer:

    – – – -☺@N221GreenLady2
    27s@CedEntertainer NOW that Russell Simmons has apologized-for his insult of Ms. Tubman, will you be issuing an apology re Ms. Rosa?

    WAITIN’. . . .***pattin my foot***