October 20, 2017

Saturday Open Thread: West Wing Week

This week, the President nominated Sylvia Burwell as Secretary of Health and Human Services, hosted an Easter Prayer Breakfast and a Passover Seder, discussed immigration reform with Faith leaders, welcomed the Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride, announced a major milestone in the continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and hit the road to New York City and Oakdale, Pennsylvania.

  • Admiral_Komack

    -Yes, folks, Governor Haley is an idiot:

    SC senator waiting for call after social media spat with Gov. Haley

    Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/04/17/3394247/sc-senator-waiting-for-call-after.html#emlnl=Morning_newsletter#storylink=cpy

    • goldenstar

      Not-Ready-for-Prime-Time Players; High school.

    • Miranda

      What in the ABC Family drama hell is this. They are so middle school trifling!

      • AxelFoley


      • creolechild

        LOL! I love that phrase, “middle school trifling.” May come in handy next week when debating a classmate whose on some Obama-is-a-muslim-socialist-instituting-the new world order bent isht but he probably won’t know what it means.

  • crazycanuck

    Good Morning Folks. Saw a very disturbing tweet about a man pouring acid into a pool with black chidlren/adults in 1964. I have to go google that. I never heard this story.

    • AxelFoley

      Yeah, that pic was posted here a week or so ago.

      Some evil people in this world back–and now.

  • crazycanuck

    Good Morning Folks. Saw a very disturbing tweet about a man pouring acid into a pool with black chidlren/adults in 1964. I have to go google that. I never heard this story.

  • lamh36

    Good morning.

    Alright official moving day is finally here! I’ve essentially been living in NOLA already but today I’m actually moving all my shit from BR. Woot woot!

    • goldenstar

      Happy Moving!

    • crazycanuck

      Good Morning, urg I hate packing and moving.

    • qosine

      Home stretch! Alright!

    • GreenLadyHere

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    • rikyrah

      go lamh!!

  • GreenLadyHere

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    • goldenstar

      Good Morning, GLH. I would like a mini version of that breakfast plate. Yum!

      • GreenLadyHere

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  • goldenstar

    POU should feature this fascinating life story and book.

    Lost in Literary History: A Tale of Courage in the South

    Nineteen seventy-four was a good year for nonfiction writing in America. Robert A. Caro’s monumental biography of Robert Moses, “The Power Broker,” came out. So did Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s “All the President’s Men.” So did “Working,” by Studs Terkel, and Robert M. Pirsig’s “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.”

    Each was a finalist for the National Book Award. Yet the winner in general nonfiction — the category was then called contemporary affairs — was “All God’s Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw,” an oral history of an illiterate black Alabama sharecropper. Its author, the man who compiled it from extensive interviews, was a writer named Theodore Rosengarten.

    Forty years later, we remember “The Power Broker,” “All the President’s Men,” “Working” and “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.” But in a troubling quirk of history, “All God’s Dangers” has all but fallen off the map.

    Somewhere along the line, people stopped talking about it. Friends of mine who talk about nothing except Southern literature have barely heard of the book. I pounced on it after I discovered that Richard Howorth, the well-read owner of Square Books, the independent bookstore in Oxford, Miss., utters its title aloud every time a customer asks the question, “What one book would you say best explains the South?”Photo

    I wish I could say that, this early spring, I read “All God’s Dangers” in one sitting. It’s not that kind of book. It’s a meandering thing; its pleasures are intense but cumulative. This book rolls. But it is superb — both serious history and a serious pleasure, a story that reads as if Huddie Ledbetter spoke it while W. E. B. Du Bois took dictation. That it’s been largely forgotten is bad for it, but worse for us.

    “All God’s Dangers” collected euphoric reviews in 1974, from Robert Coles and Studs Terkel himself, among others. On the cover of The New York Times Book Review, H. Jack Geiger wrote that in Nate Shaw, America “had found a black Homer, bursting with his black Odyssey.”

    “All God’s Dangers” remained in print for years as a Vintage paperback. In 1989 it was turned into a one-man play, starring Cleavon Little. (If the clips on YouTube are any indication, it was unwatchable.) These days, a hefty paperback edition is available from theUniversity of Chicago Press. But it seems to have vanished from the culture at large.

    This book has a back story. Nate Shaw is a pseudonym. The sharecropper’sreal name was Ned Cobb (1885-1973). Mr. Rosengarten changed the name for the safety of Mr. Cobb’s family— a grim commentary on race relations in Alabama in 1974.

    In 1969 Mr. Rosengarten was a recent Harvard graduate who went to Alabama with a friend who was researching a defunct organization called the Alabama Sharecroppers Union. Someone suggested they speak to Mr. Cobb, then 84.

    Mr. Rosengarten relates what happened: “We asked him right off why he joined the union. He didn’t respond directly; rather, he ‘interpreted’ the question and began, ‘I was haulin’ a load of hay out of Apafalya one day …’ and continued uninterrupted for eight hours. He recounted dealings with landlords, bankers, fertilizer agents, mule traders, gin operators, sheriffs and judges — stories of the social relations of the cotton system. By evening, the fire had risen and died and risen again, and our question was answered.”

    No fool, Mr. Rosengarten returned many times, over several years, to speak with Mr. Cobb. He’d found a powerful American voice, one that cracked open a world never so fully explored in print. The result is “All God’s Dangers,” which deserves a place in the front rank of American autobiographies.

    There are many reasons, in 2014, to attend to Ned Cobb’s story. It is dense and tangled social history, a narrative that essentially takes us from slavery to Selma from the point of view of an unprosperous but eloquent and unbroken black man. In some ways, the book is a reverse photographic image of “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men,” the 1941 classic from James Agee and Walker Evans. Agee and Evans scrutinized the lives of white tenant farmers; in “All God’s Dangers,” we witness a black tenant family through three generations. The book is Faulknerian in its weave. Mr. Cobb’s working years, Mr. Rosengarten notes, “span approximately the same years as the Snopes family odyssey in William Faulkner’s trilogy.”

    The book has its share of drama. We read about Cobb’s joining the radical union, about getting into a shootout with police while protecting a friend’s property from a fraudulent foreclosure, about his 12-year prison stint. But, in general, it moves gently; it’s more a stream than a river.

    You will learn more about wheat, guano, farm implements, bugs, cattle killing and mule handling than you would think possible. Mr. Cobb loved and took good care of his working mules. About one, he declares: “She was just as pretty as a peeled onion.”

    “All God’s Dangers” also happens to be a dense catalog of the ways that whites tricked and mistreated blacks in the first half of the 20th century. “Years ago I heard that Abraham Lincoln freed the colored people,” Mr. Cobb says early on, “but it didn’t amount to a hill of beans.” About his white neighbors, he declares, “Any way they could deprive a Negro was a celebration to ’em.”

    The book’s title comes from these sentences: “All God’s dangers ain’t a white man. When the boll weevil starts in your cotton and go to depositin’ his eggs in them squares, that’s when he’ll kill you.”

    Perhaps the best thing about “All God’s Dangers” is that it is so direct about the injustices piled upon Mr. Cobb’s family and other blacks in Alabama, while remaining so buoyant. Mr. Cobb had an unshakable sense of moral justice, but he did not want his heart to curdle with bitterness. “Good God, there wasn’t but few privileges that we was allowed,” he remarks. Yet he always had “big eyes and high hopes.” He becomes one of the first black farmers in Alabama to own a car.

    Ned Cobb is full of advice about how to live. Some of this advice is funny. If you marry a sickly girl, he says, “you might just marry a doctor’s bill.” About farming and any kind of labor, you often get your best work done when you’re most tempted to nap. “Look out,” he advises, “for off times and rainy days.”

    The real lessons in “All God’s Dangers” are the old, primal ones, lessons that Mr. Cobb manages to make fresh: Stand up for what you believe in; remain awake to experience; any job worth doing is worth doing well. Mr. Rosengarten went on to become, in 1989, a MacArthur Fellow. His later books include “Tombee: Portrait of a Cotton Planter” (1986).

    The exceptional man he presents to us in “All God’s Dangers” says, “Some folks don’t use the time God gives ’em; that’s why they’re liable to come up defeated.”


  • GreenLadyHere

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  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥ — – VP Joe – —2 da Rescue :>) —

    – – – –Biden to head to Ukraine as conflict heats up

    – – — –Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine next week to focus on international efforts to help stabilize and strengthen the country’s economy.
    He will travel to the capital of Kiev Tuesday to meet with Ukrainian leaders and civil society groups
    – ahead of Ukraine’s first presidential election since deposed president Viktor Yanukovych was forced from the country.

    – — – -Best wishes. -:>) – –U will do well :>) –[HUH – -hillary? LOL]

    • qosine

      VP Joe is everywhere these days. Aviator glasses to
      follow now on Instagram and Twitter all fired up.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXABDER2♥ – – – -HAH! —These BUNDY supporters —DEY MAD! LOL
    – – – – –Cliven Bundy Supporter Gets Agitated With Chris Hayes (VIDEO)
    — – — Chris Hayes touched a nerve with a Nevada lawmaker last night when hepointed out that Cliven Bundy’s euthanized bulls were eventually going to be slaughtered anyway.

    The MSNBC host’s interview with Assemblywoman Michelle Fiore (R) was pretty frustrating throughout. Despite Hayes’ repeated efforts to get her to acknowledge that Bundy is in violation of the law, the lawmaker was evasive.

    Fiore, who said she’s been on the ground at Bundy Ranch in Bunkerville, Nev. for six days, was clearly eager for a fight.

    “So you agree with Cliven Bundy that the federal government does not have authority over the land or the taxpayers of Nevada?” Hayes asked atone point.

    “No,” Fiore responded. “Chris, don’t put words in my mouth. I’m not saying I agree with Cliven Bundy. What I’m saying is the way this was handled is really suspicious.” — -[HOW — –SO????]

    — –☺http://ioneglobalgrind.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/oprah-gif-you-really-mad.gif?w=1024&h=600 LOL! HAH!

  • Miranda

    Right wing outrage commences in….5…..4…..3….2….

    Michelle Obama to Appear on ABC’s ‘Nashville’
    Apr 18, 14

    First Lady Michelle Obama will play herself in a visit to ABC‘s country music drama “Nashville” for a military-themed episode to air May 7.

    The episode, titled “All Or Nothing With Me,” is set at the Fort Campbell Army base, reports Deadline.com. ABC says the storyline involves Reyna (Connie Britton) organizing of a charity concert on the Army base after finding out Luke (Will Chase) has been injured in Afghanistan, cutting short his tour.

    News of Mrs. Obama’s appearance comes a couple months after her announced cameo on the April 24 season finale of “Parks And Recreation” to promote her “Let’s Move” program targeting child obesity.

    Read more at http://www.eurweb.com/2014/04/michelle-obama-to-appear-on-abcs-nashville/#kvKfWCocrLj6EP3w.99

    • jds09

      This makes me wonder if the Obamas are going on the offense in 2014, moving directly into the red states that refused ACA. This would be the definitive “game changer”.

      • goldenstar

        They are building the mighty mighty movement to organize the voters for the mid-term elections. They are looking for turnout and positive changes in the legislative bodies in the country.

        • jds09

          I get that, I meant specifically going into the red states….hard.

          • goldenstar

            I mean specifically some of those red states, too. I think that they will be directly dealing in some of these states despite their elected loons and look to make a difference in some districts so some changes can be made at the state level.

          • jds09

            Get ready for the 2.0 version of pundits poo-pooing a 50 state strategy.

          • Admiral_Komack


      • qosine

        I believe they are — TN right next to KY, GA w/Carter’s grandson running for gov; something’s going on; Our Gov. Haslam didn’t give promised raises to teachers and state workers, but signed bill for 2 years tuition free at 2 year community colleges and trade schools (fed funding, of course, pouring in there).

        I keep thinking that he may – like all the sudden – say, well ok to Medicaid fed dollars and pay those raises. Just a sense — I have NO evidence right now. PBO came to Nashville to praise a high school system (Mayor’s a Dem who want rail downtown), now FLOTUS going on “Nashville”. Hmmmmmm . . .

    • AxelFoley
    • Kennymack1971

      I feel a RWNJ boycott of ABC coming on.

  • Miranda

    Reid and Heller debate Bunday dispute
    Senator urges hearing on Bundy ranch dispute
    April 18, 2014, 06:11 pm

    Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) on Friday called for a Senate hearing into the dispute between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over cattle grazing.

    Heller described as “patriots” the people who came armed to Bundy’s ranch after the BLM began to seize his cattle for refusing to pay grazing fees and fines that now total more than $1 million.

    Heller debated the ranch standoff on a Nevada television station with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has called the armed Bundy supporters “domestic terrorists.”

    “What senator Reid may call domestic terrorists, I call patriots,” Heller said. “We have a very different view on this.”

    “If they are patriots, we are in trouble,” Reid shot back.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/203913-senator-urges-hearing-on-bundy-ranch-dispute#ixzz2zLD0ziTM

    • Admiral_Komack

      I wonder if his friends, who have to pay, think he is a patriot.

  • jds09

    Good Morning POU Fam!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ jds09 – — -***BIG – Cali – — HUG*** :>)

      — –Good 2 C U. :>) B BLESSED/SAFE -Enjoyin’ the WARM♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    Fox New has a poll…what do they find? HE’S SATAN!

    Fox poll: Most think Obama lies to the nation
    April 18, 2014, 09:45 am

    Roughly 6 in 10 voters believe President Obama occasionally lies to the nation about important matters, according to a Fox News poll released this week.

    The survey found that 37 percent of registered voters believe the president lies “most of the time,” while less than a quarter think Obama is deceitful “some of the time.” Two out of every 10 voters say the president fibs “only now and then” and 15 percent say the president is always truthful.

    Of those who say the president lies “most of the time,” 13 percent identify as Democrats. Twelve percent of blacks, 16 percent of liberals, 31 percent of married women, and a third of those under 30 years old say the president lies regularly.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/203852-fox-poll-most-think-obama-lies-to-the-nation#ixzz2zLDkI1xG

    • jds09

      The GOP has turned into one of those end-of-the-world cult groups waiting for their space ship to return. Sad.

      • Kennymack1971

        I see them more like Khan at the end of Star Trek II..Burned up, beaten, and dying and still talking shit with his last breath.

        • AxelFoley

          From Hell’s heart, I stab at thee!

          For Hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee!


          • crazycanuck

            The best Star Trek movie

          • AxelFoley

            You ain’t neva lied.
            Wrath of Khan >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> all other Star Trek movies combined

          • Aquagranny911

            VERDAD! The best of Star Trek films!

          • Admiral_Komack


          • AxelFoley

            I see what you did there.

          • Aquagranny911

            Dang! Khan could TELL IT! I want to do that as good as he did to the goatfiggers but I am but a humble imitation. Dude’s last words were a classic!

          • rikyrah


    • Alma98

      We know this poll is full of horseshit 12% blacks, yeah right lol.

  • Miranda

    *snicker*………awwww…..David Nather is upset…woo woo woo

    Obama spikes the football
    By DAVID NATHER | 4/17/14 7:43 PM EDT

    Finally, President Barack Obama can say his health care law is beating the expectations.

    Well, one of them, anyway. It’s safe to say that no one — not even him — predicted that the Obamacare sign-ups would soar as high as 8 million, the figure he announced in an appearance in the White House briefing room Thursday. That number, at least on its face, truly does go beyond the enrollment goals the administration set for itself — and makes the recovery from the website debacle even bigger.

    That doesn’t mean the number tells everything the public needs to know about who’s really covered, of course. And not all of Thursday’s numbers beat the expectations — the share of young adults still isn’t ideal, according to some health care experts.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/barack-obama-health-care-takeaways-105806.html#ixzz2zLFLbqSL

    • AxelFoley

      Who the fuck is David Nather?

      • Miranda

        the one PBO pointing tohttp://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md3q1eJGmA1ql9thoo1_500.jpg

        • goldenstar


        • AxelFoley


    • Kennymack1971

      Yeah whatever ol hating ass bitch…STAY MAD.

  • rikyrah

    Good morning, Everyone.

    Off to swim and then run errands.

  • Miranda

    These ignorant fools…..

    Kansas speech by Michelle Obama draws complaints
    By JOHN MILBURN 16 hours ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend.

    A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month an 8,000-seat arena. For some, it was the prospect of a tight limit on the number of seats allotted to each graduate. For others, it was the notion that Obama’s speech, tied to the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education outlawing segregation in schools, would overshadow the student’s big day.

    “I’m a single mother who has raised him for 18 years by myself,” said Tina Hernandez, parent of Topeka High School senior Dauby Knight. “I’ve told him education is the only way out. This is one of the biggest days of their lives. They’ve taken the glory and shine from the children and put on Mrs. Obama. She doesn’t know our kids.”

    Hernandez was among the parents and students who spoke Thursday at a school board meeting and urged district officials to reconsider their decision to invite Obama. Ron Harbaugh, spokesman for the Topeka school district, said Friday discussions were under way to work out the logistics and planning for the event, including how many tickets each family would be allotted.

    “We will have a clearer picture of what’s going on,” Harbaugh said.

    more here: http://news.yahoo.com/kansas-speech-michelle-obama-draws-complaints-144546090.html

    • Kennymack1971

      Simply pathetic. I guarantee you if Laura Bush were speaking these idiots wouldn’t be saying a damn thing.

    • AxelFoley

      Man, fuck Kansas and the hicks that live there.

    • goldenstar

      I think that the White House may cancel FLOTUS speech so the Kansas weirdos can keep the cray cray amongst themselves.

      • Admiral_Komack

        I think it will go forward.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ Miranda♥ — -**BIG HUG** —

      — -NOW —there is NO Questions as 2 –“WHYCOME” —Ms. Kathleen wasn’t considerin’ —KANSAS — -4 a possible –RUN.

      — -Some — -POST — — -RACISTS —have showed themselves! – – – -humph!!!

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

    • Aquagranny911

      Those complaining parents can STFU! Indoor graduations for HS students & even colleges & universities often have limited seating. We have been through this with our extended (large) Fam many times. When seating is limited we accept that & save our celebrations for the Par-Tay after.

    • Admiral_Komack

      They’ve had limited seating for graduations before, but since it’s the First Lady of the United States NOW it’s a problem?

      What a bunch of racist, whiny, fucks!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      You know what, let these poor ass crackers have that fuckin graduation. You know damn well that most of these folks children probably dumb as hell and needed an extra year to goddamn graduate. This heats my black ass up, because I remember when I graduated, the thing I cared about was gettin my fuckin diploma/degree and bouncing. Who spoke there didn’t really factor in. I know for a FACT if Michelle Obama spoke at either of my graduations, the student body wouldn’t give a FUCK about not having extra family in. Moms would be like, you will see it on tv later anyway.

      At this point, I’m just like fuck it, because we ALL know this shit ain’t bout nothin but race. I know for a fact that when Bush spoke at these country ass graduations, (When he was invited) you hardly heard ANY objections. I’m just too fuckin tired of it. Let them poor ass crackers have it. Ain’t like they got shit to look forward to afterward.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥ — – -IN HONOR of Mr. David Patterson – – -RIHEP♥
    – – –David Dinkins on death of Basil Paterson: Harlem’s ‘Gang of Four is no more’
    — – – –New York City lost one of its most powerful progressive forces Wednesday with the passing of Basil Paterson.

    As a member of the influential “Gang of Four,” Paterson – along with former Mayor David Dinkins, late civil rights activist Percy Sutton, and Congressman Charles Rangel – helped to develop the economic and political capital of the city’s black community.

    With Paterson and Sutton both now deceased, many are now looking back on the legacy of the Gang of Four and wondering if there is a void in New York City’s black political leadership.
    — – — – -SNIP – – –

    – – –“The Gang of Four, part of a long line of African-American and West Indian political leaders in Harlem, laid the foundation for black electoral and political power nationally, in many respects,” says political consultant Basil Smikle. “With [Paterson’s] experience as an elected and appointed official in State government, and as a labor leader, he was uniquely positioned to understand the political cleavages between government and communities of color. Where there was no path, he left a trail that became a conduit for David Dinkins to become the city’s first African-American mayor and for his own son to become governor of New York.”
    THERE IS MORE — — –

    — – – -INFORMATIVE — – HISTORICAL Information. :>) Maybe some of it can B used 4 FUTURE —POSITIVE PROGRESS. :>)

    – – -☺http://comments16.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/28.gif
    —AMEN♥ —

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥ – – – -Missed THIS – – – -TRUTH! —

    – – -☺@Chernynkaya[Thank U♥]

    #BundyRanch–perception vs reality pic.twitter.com/A5H4Zj7lST

    SinceTHEY wanna keep comparin’ this incident with THIS – — -“Domestic Terrorist”[Thank U Mr. Harry. :>)]

    • AxelFoley

      This right here.

      • GreenLadyHere

        –☺http://www.orkugifs.com/en/images/happy-saturday_923.gif AxelFoley. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        — –Gotta “FIGHT BACK”! –Said MR. PRESIDENT. :>)

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

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥ – – -HAH – – – -☺http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/cd/c0/e4/cdc0e456b567f69376d4bf6599c720f4.jpg

    — – -THIS — -came from THEIR — -REVERED Leader! —

    – — –☺@TheDailyEdge
    You can tell me the federal government doesn’t exist all you like, but you still need to pay your taxes #BundyRanch pic.twitter.com/sUul6mIdmm

    – – – -☺PLAY the GAME — — GET — -GOT!!! — -http://www.prosebeforehos.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/tax-avoidance.jpg

  • Alma98

    Good morning POU.

    • GreenLadyHere

      GOOD SATURDAY MORNTIN’ Alma98 :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>) – – –

      Annnnd — –2 MR. Alma —:>)
      — – —- ☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYJPIZ-C-9c

      — — -☺http://peekintomylifeasasportsmom.com/wp-content/uploads/Birthday-Presents-Picture.jpg

      –Have a BLESSED DAY — -ENJOY♥
      – – -☺http://www.skodn.com/wp-content/uploads//romantic-dinner-for-two-at-home-0ipi8f1o.jpg

      • Alma98

        Good morning GLH! I’m sure hubby would appreciate the beautiful gifts, thank you. He’s engrossed in his Star Trek game at the moment lol. You are the best you know that. Blessings to you and the family (((HUGS))).

        • GreenLadyHere

          Alma —My Pleasure. :> —-**on the run*** :>)

    • goldenstar

      Love your sun and the real one outside today!

      • Alma98

        Morning goldstar! My pleasure!

    • rikyrah

      Good Afternoon, Alma.

      It’s Saturday…yeah

      • Alma98

        Afternoon rikyrah!

  • GreenLadyHere


    – – -☺@LeftCoastLarry[Thank U♥]

    Proof #FOXNews nothing more than a propaganda machine. Count times Ruby Ridge & Waco vs. Murrah Federal Building mentioned. #BundyRanch

  • Aquagranny911

    Hola POU!

    Alex2, when you post PBO’s activities for the past week I always feel like such a slacker! The man is tireless & his public activities are probably only a small portion of whatever else he is doing that is not in the public eye. I ♥ my President!

    Peeps, I am going to wish everyone a Happy Easter now because I will probably be away tomorrow. Although, the Rehab is very strict about visiting hours with Sis, we want to do as much Easter as we can with her.

    Sepia, you & your Mom & your familia are in my thoughts & prayers. I will light a special candle for you in the church tomorrow.

    • GreenLadyHere

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      PRAYIN’ 4 Sister♥/U♥/Family♥ — -Daily. :>)

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      • Aquagranny911

        ♥ ♥ ♥!!!

    • Alma98

      Hola AG! Happy Easter to you and the family.
      Have a great time with your sis I’m sure she’ll love it. Blessing to you all.

      • Aquagranny911

        We only get a brief visit tomorrow afternoon. Our grandkiddos & some of the little cousins created a song & dance routine video to “Happy” that we will play for Sis & she will be getting cards & drawings from all of them.

        We have to limit our time & the number of people visiting which will be tough but we are creative, lol.

    • goldenstar

      Happy Easter to the AG family!

      • Aquagranny911

        Same to you & your Fam.

    • creolechild

      Honey Bunny, it was sad to read about what happened to your sister but from what you’ve shared here about her, I believe she will make a full recovery because she’s a fighter like her sister. That said, I know its hard but feel whatever you have to feel to get through this. Make sure you set some time aside to also do something that brings you joy and take good care of yourself while trying not to worry too much.(This applies to you too, Sepia:)

      You and your family are in my thoughts.Love you much and be safe.

      • Aquagranny911


    • rikyrah

      Happy Easter, AG.

      Prayers to your and your family.

    • AxelFoley

      Happy Easter, AG!

  • GreenLadyHere

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  • Miranda

    Nearly 100 recent homicides linked to users of Stormfront white supremacist site, SPLC says
    By Reuters
    Friday, April 18, 2014 6:17 EDT

    A white supremacist charged with killing three people near two Jewish community facilities in suburban Kansas City this week posted more than 12,000 messages on a racist website which carries the slogan “No Jews, Just Right,” according to an organization that tracks hate groups.

    The online activity by Frazier Glenn Cross follows a trend in which prolific posters on hate online forums are becoming “disproportionately responsible” for racist murders and mass killings, according to a report released on Thursday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a non-profit civil rights organization.

    The report said nearly 100 people in the last five years have been murdered by frequent users of one white supremacist website, Stormfront. The site describes itself as a community of “White Nationalists” and “the voice of the new, embattled White minority.”

    “It has been a magnet for the deadly and deranged,” said Heidi Beirich, author of the report.more here: http://time.com/67840/racist-internet-forums-linked-to-u-s-hate-crimes/

    • Alma98

      I saw this at LGF and it doesn’t surprise me one bit.
      They encourage these nuts to go out and kill people.
      I wish stormfront would be held accountable like Metzger was for the killing of an African student in Oregon.

    • rikyrah

      uh huh

      uh huh

  • creolechild

    Good morning POU.

    GM South Africa Apartheid Suit Allowed by U.S. Judge

    General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., and International Business Machines Corp. lost a bid to stop victims from suing them in the U.S. for allegedly aiding the former apartheid regime in South Africa. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin in Manhattan ruled yesterday that corporations may be liable for human rights abuses committed overseas under a law that allows non-citizens claiming violations of international laws to sue in the U.S.

    She rejected the companies’ argument that earlier court rulings
    interpreting the 1789 Alien Tort Statute shield multinationals
    from such lawsuits. “No principle of law supports the conclusion “that the norms enforceable through the ATS — such as the prohibition by
    international law of genocide, slavery, war crimes, piracy etc. — apply only to natural persons and not to corporations,” she

    Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-17/gm-south-africa-apartheid-lawsuit-given-another-chance-in-u-s-.html

    H/T Karen Gullo

    • Aquagranny911


  • creolechild

    The Country’s Largest City Is Considering A $15 Minimum Wage

    Lawmakers in New York City announced a proposal to raise the city’s minimum wage for businesses with yearly sales of $50 million or more to $15 an hour on Wednesday. The state passed a higher minimum wage that took place at the beginning of this year, rising to $8 an hour this year and $9 by 2015. The $15 wage would apply to chain stores and restaurants with at least 11 locations nationwide.

    While manufacturers would be exempt, those involved in transportation such as airport subcontractors would be covered. The lawmakers estimate that at least 120 chains in the city would be impacted. The wage would also be indexed to inflation, rising automatically as prices rise. Daniel Squadron (D), who proposed the bill, said that while he supports raising the wage for everyone, it makes sense to target big chains.“ These aren’t those small businesses that are just barely getting by,” he said at a news conference.[….]

    Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/04/17/3427778/15-minimum-wage-new-york-city/

    H/T Bryce Covert

  • Miranda

    This is so mean….shamefulHomeless Lose a Longtime Last Resort: Living in a Car

    Cities in Silicon Valley, Elsewhere Crack Down on Vehicle Dwellers Driven Out of Apartments by Rents

    PALO ALTO, Calif.—In the three decades he worked as a software engineer in Silicon Valley, Fred Smith never imagined he would spend his golden years homeless.

    But three years ago, Mr. Smith could no longer afford an apartment here, so he moved into an aging Winnebago camper. The 70-year-old showers at a gym where he has had a longtime membership. For most meals, he eats $1.20 orders of eggs or fish patties at McDonald’s.more here: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303847804579479930243974564

    • Alma98

      Shameful indeed.

    • rikyrah

      this is absolutely ridiculous.

  • Alma98

    My son said TMJ did an interview with Columbus Short and he sounds crazier than a mofo.

    • Miranda

      Chile………………………..Harrison probably gone bye-bye


      • Alma98

        LOL..I hope he gets help smh.

      • creolechild

        Usually I’m not interested or motivated to keep up with stuff like this because there’s always elements of incidents that aren’t revealed to the public accompanied by assumptions about what really happened and outside of a couple of photos snapped by papirazzi no one knows except the people involved. I skimmed the interview, primarily, because of a past episode in Scandals where Huck and Harrison were sitting alone talking and Harrison went on a brief but passionate rant to the effect that Huck should be happy that he’s not normal because women have a way of getting into your head.

        Now, when I clicked to the interview the first thing that jumped out was the statement that this will be the couple’s THIRD divorce filing. What’s wrong with picture? Seems like (and yep I’m getting ready to make one of those assumptions I just talked about) both of them may have issues that need to be worked through with the help of professionals. It will be interesting to see whether he’ll be on the next season of scandal. Now that that’s out of the way, I’m happily returning to my original position of not caring about stuff like that. Oh and btw, Isaiah Washington is one of the major leads in a sci-fi called The 100s. It’s a fairly new show so can’t be sure how long it will be around.

        • Aquagranny911

          I’ve just recently got into “Scandal” & the Harrison character irritates the caca out of me. I don’t care about his freaking personal life as an actor off screen. If Harrison does not turn out to be a “Pope” offspring then they should just kill him off now & spare us the torment.

          • creolechild

            Hi honey bunny. I don’t like the Harrison character the way he was portrayed this season, but previous seasons, yup, because he exuded tons of energy. I think the success of the show largely stems from the variety of personalities that interact on a daily basis and I’m with you on not caring about his personal life.

  • creolechild

    Imo, if it hasn’t been done already, the first place he should have gone was to see Pat Tillman’s mother and father, not ESPN, but he did come forward–so there’s that…

    Former Army Ranger fears he may have shot Pat Tillman

    One of Pat Tillman’s platoon-mates believes he might have fired the
    shots that killed the former NFL player turned Army Ranger in the 2004 friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan.[….] A squad leader in the group under attack misidentified Tillman’s group’s vehicle and his Rangers opened fire, killing Tillman.

    Per ESPN, the Army has either never determined or never released
    whose shots hit Tillman, but Elliott thinks it could have come from his
    weapon — a M240 Bravo machine gun.[….] Elliott has been treated for post-traumatic stress disorder, gone through counseling, and reconnected with religion and family, and is in a better place now but he continues to live with the guilt.[….]

    Read more: http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/04/former-army-ranger-fears-he-may-have-shot-pat-tillman/

    H/T Laken Litman

    • Alma98

      This is weird this was not something for espn.
      I get he was a former player but…..just weird.

  • creolechild

    ‘Duck Dynasty’ Show Canceled In Missouri Due To Low Ticket Sales

    The “Duck Dynasty” clan isn’t the draw it used to be. Not even in the Bible Belt. Promoters announced last month that members of the Robertson family would appear at a show titled “Faith, Family & Ducks” at an 11,000-seat arena in Springfield, Mo.

    For $37, $50 or $58, fans could enjoy live music and hear the bayou millionaires talk about “living the American dream” while staying true to their “family values and modest lifestyle.” But according to local media reports, the April 27 event has been canceled due to low ticket sales.[…]

    Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/duck-dynasty-show-canceled-in-missouri-due-to-low-ticket-sales

    H/T Tom Kludt

  • creolechild

    California Regulators Decide Utilities Can’t Charge Solar-Killing Fees

    On Tuesday, California regulators issued a decision that state utilities could not charge certain fees for solar-plus-storage systems in homes and offices, clearing the way for such projects to proceed. For about a year, California’s big three utilities — Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas and Electric, and San Diego Gas And Electric — have been charging customers, be they individuals or businesses, various fees for setting up a solar system on their property that includes battery storage. That includes an $800 interconnection application fee, as well as various other charges that can bring the cost between $1,400 and $3,700.[….]

    Grid operators and utilities worry that the rise of battery storage and distributed generation like solar will cause more and more customers to simply defect from the grid entirely.[….] Rive attempted to allay those fears, pointing out that the spread of batteries at the residential, commercial, and utility level could work to grid operators’ advantage if properly harnessed.[….]

    Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/17/3427739/california-regulators-solar-batteries/

    H/T Jeff Spross

    • Aquagranny911

      So goes California…so goes the rest of the nation…I hope! There is a big struggle in AZ by one of the utility companies here to penalize home owners with big fees & surcharges for going solar.

  • creolechild

    Community Colleges, With Help From Obama, Finally Get Into Business

    Community colleges on the whole have done a mediocre job of
    giving students the educations they need to succeed in the working
    world. A lot of the schools aren’t in close touch with employers, so
    professors don’t know about the new skills they need to be teaching. Some view their main job as preparing students to transfer to four-year schools, so they give short shrift to students who want to go to work right away. Those dysfunctional attitudes are changing, though, and the Obama administration is trying to hurry the transformation.

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden went to the Community College of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania this week to announce that $600 million in job-training funds would be redirected to two projects seeking to connect the worlds of education and work better.The $600 million isn’t new taxpayer dollars; the sum comes from existing money that will be shifted to programs promising more bang for the buck.[….]

    Read more: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-17/community-colleges-with-help-from-obama-finally-get-into-business#r=nav-r-story

    H/T Peter Coy

  • creolechild

    Republican Governor’s Education Policies Result in Mass Exodus of NC Teachers

    [….] Classes are larger and teachers’ workloads have increased, but NC teachers haven’t had a significant pay raise in five years. McCrory also removed supplemental pay for advanced degrees, which amounts to penalizing teachers for improving their qualifications. Moreover, pay raises only apply to teachers in the first year. Then there are the indirect costs, such as increasing taxes on the middle and poverty wage classes to pay for the tax cuts McCrory gave the richest families in North Carolina.[….]

    Teachers are among North Carolina’s low income wage earners. As a result of McCrory’s “reforms,” they are finding it difficult if not
    impossible to survive even with several additional jobs. Moreover,
    contrary to Republican talking points, they are working 12 months a year – many more days and much longer hours than Republican members of the U.S. Congress.

    WUNC, reports 600 teachers have left their jobs in Wake County – since July 2013. That’s an alarming increase of 41% from last year.[….]

    Read more: http://www.politicususa.com/2014/04/18/mccrory-education-policies-result-mass-exodus-nc-teachers.html

    H/T Adalia Woodbury

    • Alma98

      This is what the teapublicans want the more teachers leave their jobs the better. It’s all about charter/voucher schools and taking public monies from public schools. Something has to be done to stop this madness.

  • Miranda

    Democrats Confront Vexing Politics Over the Health Care Law

    ATLANTA — When Franklin D. Roosevelt established Social Security, he created generations of loyal Democrats. When Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare into law, he built on that legacy, particularly with older Americans. And when George W. Bush instituted a new prescription drug benefit for Medicare, it helped reclaim elderly voters for Republicans.

    But President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the $1.4 trillion effort to extend health insurance to all Americans, is challenging the traditional calculus about government benefits and political impact.

    Even as Mr. Obama announced that eight million Americans had enrolled in the program and urged Democrats to embrace the law, those in his party are running from it rather than on it, while Republicans are prospering by demanding its repeal.

    The reasons are complex and layered in the early assessments, but say much about the nation’s political polarization, its shifting fault lines of class and race, and a diminished faith in government.

    Democrats could ultimately see some political benefit from the law. But in this midterm election, they are confronting a vexing reality: Many of those helped by the health care law — notably young people and minorities — are the least likely to cast votes that could preserve it, even though millions have gained health insurance and millions more will benefit from some of its popular provisions.

    “The angry opponents are more mobilized than the beneficiaries,” said David Axelrod, the longtime adviser to Mr. Obama.

    more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/us/politics/democrats-confront-vexing-politics-over-the-health-care-law.html?_r=0

  • creolechild

    This article was posted on May 16, 2011, but I thought the Sky Park deserved honorable mention.

    New International Dark Sky Park opens in Michigan; Only nine others in the world – Posted May 16,2011

    Michigan’s nightlife is looking up. The state’s first International Dark Sky Park has been created. It’s now one of only six in the U.S.
    and 10 in the world. Think about that. In lots of (too many?) places onEarth, you don’t see the full night sky of stars and galaxies. You see bits and pieces that aren’t drowned out by light pollution from city streetlights and buildings[….]

    Michigan’s new Dark Sky Park is a 600-acre stretch of old-growth timber located north of Petoskey, in Emmet County, along Lake Michigan and west of Mackinaw City.[….] This new designation will hopefully be a boon to Emmet County—one that doesn’t require ripping out trees, constructing new buildings, and lighting them up at night. Several events are planned, including nighttime storytelling, star parties and astrophotography nights.

    H/T Jeff Kart, Treehugger, and sxsw

    • Aquagranny911

      This is so totally COOL it is frosted!!! I remember the ‘dark skies’ of my childhood when we would lie on the flat roof of our casa in August or so to watch the meteor showers & look at the stars. It is one of my best memories.

      Succeeding years of my life made it harder & harder to view the night sky clearly no matter where I was. The first time I visited Africa & believed that I was really there (pinch me!) was when I looked up at the night sky & saw the Southern Cross & all those stars. So very beautiful.

      Sky watching is something so many have never had & some of us miss a lot.

  • Miranda
    • Alma98


      • crazycanuck

        whatever it was I think it’s been deleted

        • Alma98

          Yep they deleted as if internet caches don’t exist. It was more of that race card b.s.

    • jziglar

      What did the reporter say ?

      • Alma98

        More race card b.s.

        • jziglar

          Thanks, these people are pathetic.

    • goldenstar

      What reporter is this?

  • creolechild

    Governor Will Automatically Restore Voting Rights For All Virginians With A Drug Record

    The Virginia Constitution does not allow anyone with a felony conviction to vote unless their rights have been restored by the
    governor. But on Friday, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced he would immediately restore voting rights to anyone who has completed their sentence for a drug offense, and reduce the waiting period for other violent felonies from five years to three.

    The move comes two months after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called for states to roll back felon disenfranchisement laws rooted in Reconstruction-era voter suppression “too often based on exclusion, animus, and fear.”[….] Some 5.8 million Americans can’t vote because of a current or previous conviction, and felon voting policies strip the right to vote from more minority voters than voter ID laws.

    Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/04/18/3428483/governor-will-automatically-restore-voting-rights-for-all-virginians-with-a-drug-record/

    H/T Nicole Flatow

  • creolechild

    This seems like a much better alternative to putting kids on meds when it isn’t absolutely necessary…

    Even the best parents can use an assist in helping troubled children

    Adria Ponsar and her son Rhyon are huddled over a child-sized table scattered with pieces of Mr. Potato Head. She is wearing an earpiece that the 4-year-old doesn’t see. Rhyon is frantically sifting through the pile for the body part he needs. On the other side of a mirrored wall, social worker Aja Bryant murmurs into a mic, coaching Ponsar through the play session with scripted precision.[….] Her son heard “thank you” more often in that hour than my children probably heard in months. That seemed a bit much to me, until I learned what Rhyon has been through.

    He was taken from his birth mother because of neglect before he was 2. Ponsar and her husband became his foster parents and adopted him last year. Rhyon was so used to being hungry, he scavenged for food and wolfed down anything he could eat. He was so accustomed to being screamed at, he tuned out parental guidance and didn’t trust adults. The scripted play sessions helped correct Rhyon’s behavior problems. But more than that, they strengthened the bond between mother and son.[….]

    The coaching sessions are part of a process called Parent-Child
    Interaction Therapy. It’s a labor-intensive intervention that’s been
    shown to pay dividends for troubled families.[….] The therapy is offered in Los Angeles by a handful of social service agencies, including ChildNet in Long Beach. Some parents seek help on their own; others are referred by teachers, physicians, social workers, therapists and judges. First 5 LA, the local arm of a statewide effort to support families with young children, is working with UC Davis and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to expand the program to dozens more agencies in the next five years, and make it available to thousands of families — particularly those headed by young single mothers or involved in the foster care system.[….]

    Read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-0419-banks-parent-training-20140419,0,5033592.column

    H/T Sandy Banks

    • Aquagranny911

      This is EXCELLENT! Children deprived of food, love & comfort in their first months & years of life struggle for survival even if the need is no longer there. Building bridges of love & trust between them & the parents who care for or adopt them is crucial.

      This seems to be a great program. I wish it continued success. Bless the children & those who really understand!

  • rikyrah

    North Dakota Finds Itself Unprepared To Handle The Radioactive Burden Of Its Fracking Boom

    By Rebecca Leber April 16, 2014 at 4:39 pm Updated: April 16, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    North Dakota recently discovered piles of garbage bags containing
    radioactive waste dumped by oil drillers in abandoned buildings. Now,
    the state is trying to catch up to an oil industry that produces an
    estimated 27 tons of radioactive debris from wells daily.

    Existing fines have apparently not been enough to deter contractors from dumping oil socks — coiled filters that strain wastewater and accumulate low levels of radiation.

    “Before the Bakken oil boom we didn’t have any of these materials
    being generated,” the state’s Director of Waste Management Scott Radig told the Wall Street Journal. “So it wasn’t really an issue.”

    The state is in the process of drafting rules, out in June, that
    require oil companies to properly store the waste in leak-proof
    containers. Eventually, they must move these oil socks to certified
    dumps. However, North Dakota has no facilities to process this level of radioactive waste. According to the Wall Street Journal, the closest facilities are hundreds of miles away in states like Idaho, Colorado, Utah, and Montana.

    Even though it is illegal, contractors have taken the occasional
    shortcut to dump the oil socks in buildings, on the side of the road, or at landfills. And the rate of dumping incidents has been on the rise as drilling activity has increased in the Bakken shale region, according to one North Dakota Department of Health study. Dump operators now even routinely screen garbage for radiation.


    • qosine

      Who could have predicted this? What could go wrong
      w/Koch fracking, right wing politicians, and illegal radiation
      drops by unaccountable contractors?

  • creolechild

    New Study Shows Exercise Gives You Younger Skin

    Exercise not only appears to keep skin younger, it may also even reverse skin aging in people who start exercising late in life, according to surprising new research. Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario found that after age 40, the men and women in their study who exercised frequently had markedly thicker dermis layers in their skin and other improvements, over those in the study who were sedentary.

    Even more amazing, after the formerly sedentary adults in the group started doing cardio for 30 minutes, twice a week, their skin improved markedly.[….]

    Read more: http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/health/new-study-shows-exercise-gives-you-younger-skin.html

    H/T Gretchen Reynolds and GNN

    • crazycanuck

      and a one, and a two

      • qosine

        Research from Canada, cc!

        • crazycanuck

          really? Well I’m about to go for a walk, so that should keep me looking amazing lol.

          • qosine

            My skin’s telling me — we’re going to the gym today. lol

      • goldenstar

        LOL. At least black don’t crack.

  • crazycanuck

    7.5 Earthquake in Papua New Guinea. Weird so many earthquakes recently.

  • qosine

    Did you know Republicans are “enablers” and Democrats are
    “mandators”? Pubs are from ___ and Dems are from ____?
    Hey Alexander, I have an Android. Pubs still back in the 90s. LOL
    U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander
    (R-Tenn.), the senior Republican on the Senate health committee, delivered the Weekly Republican Address Saturday. Here is his text, as provided by his communications office:

    I’m Senator Lamar Alexander.

    Have you ever read something so obviously right that it made you wish you’d written it? That happened to me the other day reading Newt Gingrich’s book Breakout. Newt was quoting technology expert
    Tim O’Reilly who was talking about the government in the Internet age. O’Reilly was saying this:

    “The best way for government to operate is to figure out what kinds of things are enablers of society and then make investments in those things. The same way that Apple figured out, ‘If we turn the iPhone into a platform, outside developers will bring hundreds of
    thousands of applications to the table.”


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