October 23, 2017

Sunday Afternoon Thread: 106 Yrs Old and Voting for President Obama

The last time Margaret Harris voted was in 1928—and the next time will be on November 6, 2012 for President Barack Obama. Margaret always encouraged her family to be educated citizens—a family that includes about 88 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  • Alma98

    Can you imagine all the things Margaret Harris has seen in her lifetime, amazing. I hope her family is writing down or recording Margaret’s experiences.

    • QOakaJP

      Definitely agree! I was fortunate to have my great grandmother for 103 years, and although I learned a lot from her, I’m sure I only got a tiny fraction of the stories she could have told about her life. And her grandmother, who helped raise her, lived to be 116- A woman born into slavery who, as an adult, lived though the Civil War, Reconstruction, WWI and the beginning of WWII.

      • Alma98

        What a wonderful family history you have QOakaJP, my great grandmother also lived to 103 as well. I don’t remember her though my mom said I was young when she died.

      • Aquagranny911

        Great share! I was real close to my Granny but she did not live so long. I still miss her a lot but she is with me in all my memories of her.

      • conlakappa

        Lord willing, we’ll be celebrating my grandmother’s turning 101 in January. She is all spit, vinegar, and no filter.

    • Aquagranny911

      Me too! We have started to do this in real earnest with our Tio from Yuma after the gerontology Doc gave us all a real talking to. The Doc called Tio “a treasure & a living history book” & he explained to us why Tio seems to dwell in the past so much.

      He said this, not exact words but close:

      (People Tio’s age have often out lived peers & family members. Telling their stories & his own keeps them still real & alive to him. He doesn’t want them to be forgotten. He doesn’t care about such things as what he ate for breakfast, or whether he took his pills etc. Those memories are extraneous & unimportant to him. He’s not senile in the clinical sense of the word. He has pared his priorities down to what is important to him regardless of what you think should be important.

      You may have heard his stories a hundred times but the children in your family have not which is why he really enjoys their company. They also accept him as he is, not as they want or remember him to be. He enjoys children’s shows on PBS because they are intellectually challenging without being emotionally taxing. Someone his age has often experienced a surfeit of emotion & just wants some peace. He lives in his mind because he can’t be as physically active as he would like. Make sure he gets some mild physical exercise even if it’s just a walk around the back yard.

      I can see that you all love him & want what is best for him but let him determine that, within reason, for himself. He is a tough old guy who worked hard for many years of his life. Work like that either kills you young or makes you stronger. He’s one of the strong ones. He will die some day but not today. Please enjoy & appreciate what you have while you can have it.)

      We were all crying our eyes out when the Doc finished It gave us a whole new perspective on our “crazy Tio.” I put all this here in case it might help some others who are dealing with an aging elder in their lives.

      • MsKitty

        This gives me a different perspective on what maybe my aunt is going through. For one thing she has outlived just about all of her peers. When she was still lucid she would often talk about how she missed them all, especially my Mom, who she considered her best friend.

        When I saw her last she didn’t recognize me as her niece, and kept asking me about stuff that must have happened when she was young. I guess that’s the part of her life that now gives her the most peace, so what your doctor said makes a lot of sense.

        • Aquagranny911

          I’m glad this helped. That’s why I shared it here. I, for one, have gotten impatient & irritated with my Tio on too many occasions. I feel humbled & I will do better in the future.

      • nellcote

        Your tio has an awesome doctor.

        • Aquagranny911

          This guy was just amazing. We wanted to take him home & adopt him! It was a gift that this Doc was assigned to our Tio when he was in the hospital.

      • Alma98

        This so true my mom came from a family of 16 children there are only 3 children left. My mom and her two sisters often talk about their childhood and other family members that have passed on. I try to record as much info as possible. As I told you before she has finally opened up and started to talk about the painful memories too. I’m lucky because my children loves her stories, they know this is their history too.

      • sagittarius

        Thanks for sharing this, Aquagranny. My Dad is 81 and on Saturday, he lost another close friend and learned he lost another one about six weeks ago. He has a few friends remaining, but I do worry that he will outlive them, since there is a family history of longevity on his side (current oldest family member is 102; his 105 year-old cousin passed a couple of years ago).

        • Aquagranny911

          Sag, this is the hardest for us elders. I’m 68 & Hubby is 75 & we have both been losing friends, too fast it seems. Of course our parents & grandparents are long gone. His oldest sister has passed and for me two of my older brothers.

          It gets hard when you start to look around & wonder who is next. Just be as patient & understanding of your Dad as you can & help keep him interested in life & whatever keeps him happy.

          • conlakappa

            Sadly in our family, it’s the younger crowd who are infirmed and dying. The oldsters are still with us, their health issues notwithstanding. My mother is your age and part of the younger group in her sibling set.

          • Aquagranny911

            Our Tio is 92, the last of our parents generation. We were impatient & not understanding enough. We love him & it was shocking in a way to realize:

            “you don’t know what you got till it’s gone…” (or you thought it might be)

            Him going to the hospital scared us all. It turned out to be a medication issue & a minor kidney infection.

            That Doc woke us all up. Gave us greater understanding of Tio’s needs. I’m going to do my best to be a better niece in the future.

          • nathkatun7

            Going through the same experience, Aqua! What is so sad in my family is we’ve also been loosing young people.

  • Miranda

    Team Obama: Don’t expect debate ‘zingers’ from president

    (CNN) – President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign said Sunday the president likely won’t be flinging barbs during this week’s presidential debate.

    “If you’re expecting that, that’s probably not what he’s going to deliver,” campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters on Air Force One. “He’s speaking directly to the American people, and what they want to hear is what his plan is for moving the country forward.”

    more here

    • goldenstar

      The only demographic that is discussing zingers are the media. Regular folks have no expectations of zingers. Regular folks want a debate about issues. The press has been going on and on about zingers.

      They are truly weird and out of touch.

      • conlakappa

        It’s another way to push the idea that the President is too serous and professorial. With Thurston Howell and Lovey on the other side, who needs to flex one’s wit any way?

      • nathkatun7


      • Aquagranny911

        Exactly! One of the things that irritated a lot of Latinos about the Uni interview with PBO was Ramos gnawing on immigration like a dog on a bone. Several people said to me: “why didn’t Jorge ask more about education & what will be done to fix our schools that are falling down?” “What about jobs & wages?” and more…

        We truly have media FAIL!

        The only way we will fix this is for people to stop watching them & tell them & their bosses why.

        PBO will mop the floor with the SwissMitt Squarepants but I’m sure the media will be turning themselves inside out to paint Mitty as our savior, lord & soon to be master.

        It won’t work because people are getting really sick of this caca. Mitty is like a case of sour milk that the dairy can’t even give away to the starving.

  • Miranda

    Harry Reid wrote an op-ed for the Las Vegas Sun on Romney…ROFLMAO

    Romney’s offensive comments raise doubts
    Sen. Harry Reid
    Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012 | 2:02 a.m.

    We learn the most about someone’s character not from what he does when he knows others are watching but from what he does when he thinks they aren’t.

    We’ve learned an awful lot of troubling things about Mitt Romney recently. First, his sweeping, closed-door condemnation of President Barack Obama’s supporters revealed the disdain he has for half the population he hopes to serve. Then, the limited tax returns Romney selectively released confirmed that he’s willing to share information about the time he’s been in the public eye and running for president, but not the time he was running the corporation he touts as his sole qualifying credential for the highest office in the land.

    more here

    • jds09

      Harry went H.A.M. on Romney.

      “Then, the limited tax returns Romney selectively released confirmed that he’s willing to share information about the time he’s been in the public eye and running for president, but not the time he was running the corporation he touts as his sole qualifying credential for the highest office in the land.”

      He’s laying the table for the first debate on domestic policy and giving a master’s class on how to be a surrogate.

  • They should’ve neva gave ya’ll photoshop!


    • Miranda

      why_______________________________________lawd why______

    • Alma98


    • rikyrah

      my people
      my people
      my people..

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL – – Sepia – – – — -***callin’ 911 – — Paramedics! – — -OVA HERE! — –1 OBOT DOWN —-HYSTERICAL laffin’- -LOL***

      – -BLANG! – – – – -BLANG!!! —LOL – – – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Afternoon miranda/POU FAM♥ — —***BIG HUG*** :>)

    – —Awwwww – – -DEAR SWEET MOTHER♥ – – –U♥ R a TRUE ROLE MODEL. – – – -U NEVA LEFT – – -Da “STRUGGLE”. :>) – – –

    THANK U♥ 4 YOUR –INSPIRATION!! :>) BLESS U. :>) ***HUG*** :>)

    — -Thank U miranda. :>) – – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — –Doonesbury – -is ON IT – –AGAIN! LOL – —

    – — —Doonesbury- Paul Ryan on personhood bill he co-sponsored with Todd Akin: “We’ll need more prisons.” – –

    – – —Garry Trudeau on personhood. What could be more deliciously snarky? — -LOL – –Luvin’ IT!! :>)

  • rikyrah

    I spoke with my apolitical friend this morning..

    and she was madder than a mutha about the 47% comments from Willard.

    she reminded me that she was able to keep her grandparents in their home because of the medical assistance that Medicaid gave them.

    I was like, ‘ yes, I remember’.

    ‘ and he was calling them moochers?’

    me: ‘yep’

    her: well, I called to check and see if I was all ok with my voter registration.

    me– (over the phone doing the happy dance): I hear ya.

    one person at a time, people. one person at a time.

    • sagittarius

      Werk, rikyrah!

  • Miranda

    Nate Silver ‏@fivethirtyeight
    Obama’s ~5:1 edge in small donor contributions is pretty consistent with 2008 (Obama $335M, McCain $64M).

    Don’t forget today is the last day to donate for September!

  • Miranda

    Barack Obama Must Thank Small Donors For Fundraising Lead

    WASHINGTON — The new campaign finance playing field that was created when Barack Obama refused public funds for his general election campaign in 2008 was expected to favor candidates who could milk big donors for all they were worth. In the 2012 race, with both President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney refusing public funds, the candidates have certainly hauled in big donations, but the surprise has come in the money from small donors.

    In raising money from those giving less than $200, Obama is a major league slugger while Romney is still waiting to be called up from the minor leagues. And that has made an enormous difference to the campaigns’ bottom lines.


    • nellcote

      classic asshole headline from Huffpoo

    • Arianna must pay her employees.

      • conlakappa

        If she did, that would be a new thing–she has a history of not, which is how she can rake in the dough.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda — – –JUST DONATED. :>)

      – – – 4! – — MORE! – — -YEARS!! – – –Woo! Hoo! – – –

  • nellcote

    Youths serving life without parole get second chance in California

    SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Sunday a measure that grants juvenile offenders sentenced to life in prison without parole the chance to petition for their release after serving 25 years.

    Roughly 300 inmates in California’s prison system have been sentenced to a lifetime behind bars for offenses committed as teenagers, according to the bill’s sponsor, state Senator Leland Yee, a Democrat from San Francisco.

    Those inmates will now be eligible for parole after serving at least 25 years in prison.

    The courts can review their cases after 15 years in prison and lower their sentence to 25 years to life if the juvenile offenders demonstrate remorse and work towards rehabilitation.

    “The governor’s signature … is emotional for both the supporters and the opposition, but I am proud that today California said we believe all kids, even those we had given up on in the past, are deserving of a second chance,” Yee said in a statement.

    Brown also signed into law a bill that will slightly increase the number of inmates eligible for compassionate release and medical parole from county jails.



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    In the meantime, we’ve disabled Disqus mobile theme which should help. If not, let us know via email: techsupport (at) pragmaticobotsunite (dot) com

    Hopefully, Disqus will resolve this problem before the debate on Wed.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – —-THIS PHOOL!! — –He was on –at least 3 programs 2-day [though yesterday — -I axed – -“WHYCOME”?]- – – -annnd he DI-ENT GET 1 THANG RIGHT!! – – – –

    – – –Christie Accuses Obama of Lying About Romney’s Tax Plan, Then Misrepresents Romney’s Tax Plan — –

    — — –On ABC News’s This Week this morning, host George Stephanopoulos played an Obama campaign ad where the President says that Romney believes in “even bigger tax cuts for the wealthy.” New Jersey Governor and Romney surrogate Chris Christie (R) responded by falsely accusing President Obama of lying:

    CHRISTIE: Stop lying Mr. President.


    CHRISTIE: Yeah . . . Gov. Romney’s not talking about more tax cuts for the wealthy. In fact, what he said is that the wealthy will pay just as much under a Romney administration as they pay today.

    – – – –iser on Sep 30, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
    On ABC News’s This Week this morning, host George Stephanopoulos played an Obama campaign ad where the President says that Romney believes in “even bigger tax cuts for the wealthy.” New Jersey Governor and Romney surrogate Chris Christie (R) responded by falsely accusing President Obama of lying:

    CHRISTIE: Stop lying Mr. President.


    CHRISTIE: Yeah . . . Gov. Romney’s not talking about more tax cuts for the wealthy. In fact, what he said is that the wealthy will pay just as much under a Romney administration as they pay today.

    – — – – -SNIP – — –

    Romney may not be “talking” about how his plan reduces taxes on the very rich, but it is simply false to claim that it does not. The Romney income tax plan works in two parts. First, he calls for an “across-the-board 20 percent cut in marginal rates.” In addition, Romney supports eliminating unspecified tax deductions and other loopholes which, he claims, will add as much to the wealthy’s tax burden as his rate reductions will take away. Romney also says his plan will be “revenue neutral,” meaning that the amount of money lost by reducing rates will be identical to the amount gained by closing loopholes.

    Unfortunately, this plan is mathematically impossible.

    – — – – —PORTLY—-LOSER! —HAH!- – –

  • sagittarius

    Bon soir, POU Fam!

    I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Sabbath. Let’s move forward and have a wonderful week!

  • rikyrah

    September 30, 2012 6:15 PM
    Romney’s Peculiarly Mormon Elitism

    By Simon van Zuylen-Wood

    At first blush, it’s difficult to equate Mitt Romney’s faith with his recent comments that he’s powerless to convince America’s victim class—that 47% of the country he says are dependent on government entitlements—to vote for him. Isn’t Mormomism predicated upon the missionary effort to convert complete strangers (not to mention redistribution of wealth, through tithing)? Indeed, when the 47% video surfaced, many simply assumed the candidate was just pandering to the crowd of $50k/plate donors. The Real Romney was back somewhere in 2006.

    But in his excellent piece on Romney’s work as Mormon stake leader in Massachusetts, New York’s Benjamin Wallace-Wells makes a convincing case that Romney’s faith and his elitism are in fact closely linked. Wallace-Wells reports that Romney’s missionary work in Lynn, Massachusetts, during which he oversaw a mostly failed attempt to convert a Cambodian community, never discouraged him. While others in his Church grew frustrated at their fruitless efforts, Romney seemed satisfied with their minimal progress, telling a colleague that “if you only get a handful of members, that’s still a good result.”

    Romney’s missionary efforts were guided by the belief that if one was able to correctly follow Church guidelines, he would achieve salvation. If not, oh well. As Wallace-Wells put it: “What he offered was salvation via a rule book, a recipe for getting ahead in America that had less to offer the doubters, the uncommitted, the foreign.” Romney, perhaps swayed by the influence of party elites and his running mate Paul Ryan, has now lumped 47% of America into that same category.

    In this way, Romney conceived of himself as a member of a series of overlapping elite clubs—Mormons, businessmen, suburban family men—who have played by the rules, and justly reaped the benefits. Quoting the Mormon scholar Claudia Bushman, Wallace-Wells writes that Romney seems to abide by the traditional Mormon perspective that he is something of a chosen one, inhabiting “an island of morality in a sea of moral decay.”


  • Ethnic beauty items fuel booming business
    12:21 AM, Sep. 30, 2012

    KENNEDY HEIGHTS — Oprah highlighted the look this month, sporting natural hair for the first time ever on the cover of her magazine “O.”

    Kelvin Washington has built the look into a booming business.

    He just opened his first retail store, Black & Bossie, to sell the line of ethnic beauty care items produced by his family’s business, Kalawentz Naturals. Washington’s mother, Mary Bolar Washington, founded the family hair business in her Kennedy Heights kitchen 30 years ago.

    Today, Kalawentz has built a reputation in the African-American natural hair care market, and its products are sold through beauty supply retailers in four states under the brand, Black & Bossie. Washington cites a 20 percent revenue growth each year since 2007.

    MORE: http://communitypress.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20120930/BIZ/309300055/Ethnic-beauty-items-fuel-booming-business?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|communities|s

  • rikyrah

    Once Upon A Time is back!!


    • And Revenge! WHOO HOO!

      Also looking forward to 666 Park Avenue.

  • edp4bho

    Hello POU. I’m going to pray that Ms. Harris makes it to see PBO re-elected, and wouldn’t it be nice if she could attend his inauguration? Canvassed today, enthusiasm off the charts. We need to keep it going like the polls try to tell us is a toss up here and there. You know, they can’t give PBO too much of a good thing like high poll numbers till election day. I’m sure some like to pump us up, throw us off guard, and have something to laugh about. Ain’t going to happen if what I’ve seen today is any indication. Forward !!

    • nathkatun7

      Great work edp4bho! I agree with everything you said. I missed phone banking this weekend because I am down with a cold, but I was very encouraged by the response last week from the battleground state of Colorado.

      • Aquagranny911

        Feel better, Nath! Will you be doing any phone banking for AZ? We are working so hard here. I’m going to be devoting more time in the next weeks to our local Dem candidates. Depending on which polls you believe, Rich Carmona is either 4 points ahead of Flake or neck in neck. Sis & I plan to make this a win for Carmona in Nov.

        • nathkatun7

          Thanks Aquagranny! I am already feeling better after seeing that massive crowd that greeted the President in Las Vegas. I am rooting for Dr. Carmona. It would feel so good if he was able to win the Senate seat now occupied by the vile Jon Kyl! I am a bit put off by the DSCC not putting enough resources to win this seat after recruiting one of the best Democratic candidate. But I am still convinced that Dr.Carmona’s win may be the upset of the night on Nov. 6th!

      • edp4bho

        Hope you feel better nathkatun. Have a bit of hot tea with some cayenne pepper and honey, add a little lemon juice. Works fine and makes you feel good. Good going for you in Colorado. Whatever any of us do, it’s doing something and all adds up to victory. I try to keep in mind how PBO got started and subsequently all the bs he has had/has to put up with to reach him goals. If he can walk through the fire, we can make his trek that much lighter. Have a good night POU.

        • edp4bho

          “his” goals. I’m a stickler for good spelling….LOL ! Peace !!

        • nathkatun7

          Thank you edp4bho! I will try your recommendations. I am actually feeling better mainly because I was so elated to see the turn out that greeted President Obama in Las Vegas. Again, thank you for the great work you are doing. We all must have PBO’s back!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY nathkatun7. ***BIG – – FEEL BETTER – — HUG*** :>)

        — — FEEL BETTA♥—-

        • nathkatun7

          Thanks GLH for your warm big hug! Thank you also for all you do to keep us informed!

          • GreenLadyHere

            nathkatun7 —-***blushin’*** :>) —

            My pleasure. :>) —Gotta B a givin’ — -POU FAM. :>) – – – —

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda —-LOL – — – – -The – – -“twitter world” —is all aflame with —MITT-TWIT “zingers” —-LOL – —

    — – -☻LOLGOP ‏@LOLGOP
    Marriage should between one man and one woman as it has been in my family for three generations. #mittzingers
    Retweeted 167 times

    – – -☻dan ‏@Gardanni
    Funny thing happened on my way to the debate. I fired 400 people! #MittZingers

    – —☻Rafalca Romney ‏@RafalcaRomney
    The President is bad for business. Just look at how the stock market has ONLY doubled over the last 3 years. #MittZingers

    – – — -☻The Daily Edge ‏@TheDailyEdge
    “Of course I’ve known hardship. One time I had to clean my terrified dog’s diarrhea off my windshield” #MittZingers

    – – – -☻Ricardo Gutiérrez ‏@icaito
    Of course I will leave a healthcare provision for preexisting conditions! It’s called the ER. #MittZingers
    – –LOL.

    MORE L8R.

    Can U imagine HOW “presidential” THIS “zinger” krap looks 2 other countries.?? Annnd THAT PHOOL PUT IT OUT THERE!! – –geesh!! – –

    – —-TELL – –HIM – – -Antoine!! – —

  • conlakappa

    I think there was some sacrifice of kumquats involved on the part of tech support but I can finally see/post on my iPad! No, I haven’t been pouting somewhere or ruing the thought of dragging out my dusty laptop [the work one is so sleek and light that it has me spoiled but I vowed to do no work this weekend!] but had a long Statewide meeting on GOTV.

    • Aquagranny911

      LOL at kumquats. I have a tree & I love them. They are much too good for Disqus. I gave it a semi rotten fig maybe that helped.

      • conlakappa

        Fine, a quince!

        • Aquagranny911

          You are going to hate me. I have a quince tree too. We are all about feeding ourselves & sustainable agriculture at my casa. I don’t mind tossing a rotting fig because we have some fruit drop before they all ripen enough. lol.

          • conlakappa

            I love figs too much to even ponder that! The birds around her must love too much as well–they don’t touch the ground around here.


          • Aquagranny911

            Crabapples are cool. They are hard and round & when they hit they make a nice clunk. Works for me.

            We are going to have “drive by fruitings” I think I am losing it…Nov 6 needs to come fast before I completely decompensate.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -THIS – – -is ona the BIG REASONS “WHCOME” THEY wannna make MR. PRESIDENT a —“1 term president” – —

    – – – —Controversial cases await justices

    – – – —SCOTUS APPOINTMENTS!! – —

    – —After ending its last term with one of the most polarizing decisions in decades, the Supreme Court will be back at work Monday with a pile of controversial cases waiting in the wings.

    Interest in the court’s internal politics is high following the 5-4 decision upholding President Obama’s healthcare law, and the subsequent reports of tensions among the conservative justices. Monday’s oral arguments will be the justices’ first public session since they delivered the healthcare ruling.

    The justices have maintained that there’s no bad blood between them. Justice Antonin Scalia, during interviews this summer to promote a new book, repeatedly said legal disagreements don’t affect the justices’ working relationships.

    But a new book from CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin says Scalia was “furious” at Chief Justice John Roberts over the healthcare ruling, in which Roberts sided with the court’s traditionally liberal justices. Roberts reportedly wanted to strike down the law’s individual mandate but was not comfortable overturning the entire Affordable Care Act, while Scalia and the other Republican appointees insisted that the entire law had to go.

    – – – – -THEY KNOW!! – – – -THEY will LOSE – –on ALL CASES “supported” by MR. PRESIDENT!! – – -HAH!! – —

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -CAIN’T stand even seein’ this RACIST MURDER’S face. – – -BUT – — -here’s an UPDATE.: – —

    – – — —Columnist: George Zimmerman’s story of Trayvon Martin fight not backed up by DNA – —

    – – – — – -I jus’ CAIN’T.. — -Apologies. :>) – —

    The news appears 2 B positive.- – —RIHEP – —TM – – AMEN.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – —-[Apologies ifff a dup] – –

    Bu – -bu – –BUT – -he’s sooooo SMART!! – -HAH! —/SNARK!!!

    – — – –Paul Ryan To Fox News: ‘I Don’t Have The Time’ To Explain How We Will Pay For Our Tax Plan

    – – – –For much of the general election, the Romney campaign has avoided any discussion of specifics, especially when it comes to the tax plan that he and Paul Ryan have put forward. On Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace gave Ryan an opportunity to finally talk about the details of his plan to a national audience, how much it will cost and how the Romney administration would pay for it.

    Instead, Ryan said he didn’t have time to get into the nuts and bolts of the proposal:
    – – – -SNIP – —
    WALLACE: But I have to point out, you haven’t given me the math.

    Ryan: No, but you…well, I don’t have the time. It would take me too long to go through all of the math. But let me say it this way: you can lower tax rates by 20 percent across the board by closing loopholes and still have preferences for the middle class. For things like charitable deductions, for home purchases, for health care. So what we’re saying is, people are going to get lower tax rates.

    Watch it:

    – – – -LOL – – –Hmmm – – – –SOUNDS LIKE — — the WHITE WABBIT! — – — -LOL

  • lamh35

    Evening ya’ll. I’m just getting down to checking my blogroll and my twitter feed. Did I miss anything…”game changing”…lol.

    So I guess now that debates are coming up time for more MSM polls showing race closer than usual, somehow Romney made up ground…yeah right!

    Have a good night ya’ll.

  • crazycanuck

    I can see comments on my android

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda —-Please excuse soma the references.

    – – – -BUT — –the RE-THUGS KNEW! – –BUT – – –GOT – – -CAUGHT!! – -HAH!!

    – —What the GOP Knew about Nathan Sproul – –

    – – – –In the developing Republican voter fraud scandal, one thing seemed surprising. After the fraud became apparent, the Republicans were quick to point out that they had been scammed by the company and take corrective action. That struck me as contrary to the Republican history of election theft, and I could not help but wonder just what the Republican Party knew about this company and its owner, Nathan Sproul.- —
    …Nathan Sproul, the infamous voter suppression operative from 2004, accused of running an operation in several states that destroyed voter registration forms signed by Democrats, had been secretly paid by Republicans this year on another multimillion-dollar contract for voter registration in swing states.

    – – – – -SNIP- — –

    But here’s confirmation of another wrinkle in the story—the Los Angeles Times reports that Republicans were so concerned with the many scandals surrounding Sproul and his previous work, they indeed asked him to set up a shell corporation to hide the payments. Here’s what Matea Gold and her colleagues reported today: “But his reputation is such that when Sproul was tapped by the RNC to do field work this year, officials requested that he set up a new firm to avoid being publicly linked to the past allegations.” The shell is called “Strategic Allied Consulting,” but Sproul’s real firm carries the name “Sproul and Associates” and “Lincoln Strategy Group.”… [emphasis added]


  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — – – I think that THIS is an UPDATE: – – —:>) – – -Woo! Hoo! – –

    – — Latest Swing State Polls

    – — –Here are the latest polls from the battleground states, updated as needed through the day:

    Iowa: Obama 49%, Romney 45% (Des Moines Register)

    Ohio: Obama 51%, Romney 42% (Columbus Dispatch)

    Ohio: Obama 49%, Romney 45% (Public Policy Polling)

    North Carolina: Obama 48%, Romney 48% (Public Policy Polling) – —

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — -BWAHAHA – – —Seeeeee- – – – -LOL – – –

    – – – –Madeleine Albright: ‘There’s just nothing going on’ with Romney – – –

    — – Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said her impression after attending a recent Mitt Romney speech is that “there’s just nothing going on” with the Republican presidential nominee. She said his understanding of foreign policy not only lacks depth but diminishes U.S. standing abroad.

    “He is so two-dimensional. I mean, up close and personal, there’s just nothing going on,” she said.

    Speaking at a Women for Obama rally here just outside of Columbus, OH on Sunday, Albright told the crowd that she had recently been on hand when Romney delivered his address at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

    “It’s the sense that I’ve had throughout the campaign that it’s unclear what [Romney] really believes in,” Albright told reporters after the event. “I think when you contrast him with President Obama, who also gave a speech later there, and President Clinton, who spoke several times there, there is not, kind of, a sense of depth.”

    – –Albright also mentioned the video of Romney suggesting that 47 percent of Americans view themselves as victims, arguing that the comments “diminish us in many different ways” and that the former Massachusetts governor’s rhetoric sounds like he wants to start another war.

    – — – –BAM!!! – –HAH!! – – —-She’ JUST! – – – -2! – – – -FIERCE!!

    – – – – -***BAND AIDS – — MITT-TWIT!!???*** – —LOL – —

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -WAY-ELL – – – – -WHAT HAVE WE HERE?? – – – – –

    – – – –An Ohio Republican Speaks for the Nation: ‘I’ve Never Seen Such Hate as in the GOP’ – —

    ——Romney’s biggest problem in Ohio is that not only is Obama leading in the polls, but he has slightly more support from Republicans than Romney does from Democrats. One such Republican, a 70-year-old retired store owner, says he has voted Republican for almost all of his life, but not this year.

    Wayne Butterfass told the Columbus Dispatch in an email, “All you have to do is look at the Republican platform. I’ve never seen such HATE this year in the Republican Party, national or state.”

    The Columbus Dispatch printed part of Mr. Butterfass’ email, “Obama was handed an economy on the skids, after eight years of Bush. All he ever did was think about war. I’m afraid Romney will do the same, especially the trickle-down theory.” He continued, “I don’t know why any woman or gay would ever vote for Romney. All you have to do is look at the Republican platform. I’ve never seen such HATE this year in the Republican Party, national or state.”

    Not only is Ohio leaning Obama right now, but Ohioans think Vice President Joe Biden is more qualified for his job than Paul Ryan would be for the same job by 8 points.

    Obama is leading Romney by 9 points in Ohio according to a new Dispatch poll, and early balloting starts in two days.

    – – – –GR8 READ!! :>) – –Annnnd – – –HE IS — -NOT ALONE!! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – —-MR. PRESIDENT – -in – -LAS VEGAS, :>) Woo! Hoo!- – –

    – – – —PRESIDENT OBAMA in LAS VEGAS – -9-30-12 — [VIDEO]

    – – – – –President Obama rallies support in Las Vegas– – –

    – – — President Barack Obama says he’s “just OK” at debating, as his campaign continued trying to lower expectations ahead of his first face-off with Republican Mitt Romney.

    Speaking at an evening campaign rally Sunday, Obama graded his GOP opponent as “a good debater.”
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    Obama spoke to more than 11,000 people gathered at a Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas.

    The president said that while some people might be focused on who has the best “zingers” in the debate, he was focused on having a serious discussion about the nation’s future. – – -[THANK U!!]
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    “That is what people are going to be listening for,” he said. “That’s the debate you deserve.”

    The rally was aimed in part at rallying Hispanic voters and featured a performance by the Mexican rock band Mana.

    The president is staying in Nevada until Wednesday, holding intensive debate preparations with top advisers.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – -‘member how a question arose as 2 the RELATIONSHIP of teh MITT-TWIT 2 his father GEORGE?- – – – –

    CHECK dis out. – – – – – —

    – – – —Ann Romney Delivers Mitt Romney His Very Own ‘Brainwashing’ Moment – —

    – — –Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has refused to follow in father George Romney‘s footsteps when it comes to releasing his tax returns, but if the Beltway media are paying any attention, he may just have repeated his father’s campaign implosion. George Romney’s 1968 presidential campaign was fatally wounded when the elder Romney told an interviewer he’d been “brainwashed” into supporting the Vietnam War, while Mitt Romney suffered an attack on his own gray matter this week from an unlikely, but trusted, source: prospective First Lady Ann Romney.

    Then-Michigan Governor George Romney torpedoed his own candidacy for the Republican nomination for president when, in an interview with Detroit’s Lou Gordon, he offhandedly said he had “had the greatest brainwashing that anybody can get” while on a 1965 trip to Vietnam, a reference to the sales job the generals and U.S. diplomats had done on him:

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    Similarly, prospective First Lady Ann Romney gave an interview to local Nevada CBS affiliate KTVN, on Thursday, in which she launched what ought to be a far more devastating attack on her husband than the “gotcha” brainwashing remark. Mrs. Romney told KTVN’s Wendy Damonte that her “biggest concern” if husband Mitt were elected president “obviously would just be for his mental well-being.”


    – – -LOL. – – – -THEY – — SHARE- — a “BRAINWASHIN’ MOMENT”. —Which had a NEGATIVE EFFECT on their campaigns. – – —- – — -Seee how that works? – – – –HAH! – – —

    – – -LIKE FATHER – —LIKE SON. :>) – – –HAH!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    – – – –DEAR POU FAM♥ –G’NIGHT :>) – – –WISHIN’ 4 U – – -BLESSED SWEET DREAMS. –♥ – -♥ :>) – —

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