October 2, 2014

Sunday Afternoon Thread: Don’t Cry For Me!

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POU family member GovChris1988 has a few (ok, maybe more than a few) words regarding the teary-eyed apology given by MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry to the Romney family over a nontroversy ratcheted up by the right wing. So get your “Amen corners” ready! Its time for Church!

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On the MHP shit, get ready, because I am delurking to tell the truth and shame the devil. I’m about to put the paws on some folks feelings without filter and some folks may feel some way about it, so I am ready for the hateration. I’m going to piss some people off with my comments and I know it will set some people off, so get ready.

That Steppin Fetchit apology vid from Melissa Harris Perry was just sad. I’m going to keep it real. It was sad. No, it wasn’t a damn sincerity dripping video, it was just someone buckdancing to Mr. Charlie once again. If you are getting the vibe that I am not feeling that video or that Melissa Harris Perry has no sympathy from me, you are right. Karma just checkmated her behind, because I remember she was big and bad berating Barack Obama.

I remember THIS!

She went after President Obama like he was her ex-husband, emasculating him and hitting him below the belt, measuring up his very thought provoking comments as an attack on her personally. It just goes to show that Michelle Obama is a graceful and benevolent woman, because Mrs. Obama could have done what Jill Scott did in this video and nearly catch ass whuppin fever on Melissa for that.

(By the way, Ms. Jilly from Philly also said the very same thing the President said and IS a single mom as well. Her points as per this article)

And when Black Twitter chin checked her for that, she then went bad after us like we slapped her mother. Yeah, when its black folks, you can pull your wig off, kick off your shoes, take your earrings off, do the Ms. Thang neck roll and shake your finger at us and hogcall, but when its white folks, you clam up,shamelessly grovel and tapdance for Mr. Charlie sanging Mammy. How she pointed out she was biracial and came from Mormons as if that would make Mitt Romney and crew show mercy from the thrashing she would probably get from him tomorrow. And his comments with that little Parakeet wife of his will be shameless. It will be like the fake interview with Katie Couric on Real Husbands of Hollywood.

I’m going to say something about the Romney’s adopting that black child. I believe it was done as a cynical political ploy. This family doesn’t do SHIT for ACTUAL charitable good reasons or good faith. These people are ALL about bullshitting niceness and sincerity for TV media appearances. These delusional folks thought they were gonna win in 2012 and thought that since black folks in America would obviously be in a ginormous funk about the first African American President being defeated by a man whose religion considered us demons until 1978, that the way to salve that wound would not be to formulate policies that would benefit people of color, but to have a black grandchild to parade around news cameras to assure white folks that his policies would not really be bad for black folks, because hey BLACK GRANDSON, LOOK HERE! (Because really, thats who that really would be for. Most people of color would see right through that. Except of course, the ones who pine for white peoples seal of approval which now seems to include the aforementioned MHP) I feel bad for the kid, because one day, Kiernan is going to run up on some brothers who will let him know who he is, and that day will be when the Negro wake up call descends on him. Oh, it will happen. With the Romney’s raising him, it is damn impossible NOT to happen.

This whole spectacle of vituperative farce is amazing. Since that election loss in 2012, the media has been popping the Romney’s out like a fuckin Jack In The Box. Just trying and pining to make us realize we made a mistake in 2012 and that these folks should be in there. And really, look at the evidence. The news media saying Barack Obama is unpopular, Barack Obama’s Presidency is over, Barack Obama would lose in a do over election, No one likes Barack Obama, Barack Obama had a bad year, Barack Obama lost the debate and somehow that was bad even though he WON!!!!, Ann Romney is giving Michelle Obama a run for her money in the red dress she wore at her convention, ALL THE BULLSHIT!!!!! And instead of Melissa Harris Perry standing firm and true for the Angela Davis, raise a solid fist principles she supposedly embodies, she caved to pressure from Mr. Charlie and unnecessarily apologized for shit she was absolutely correct on. She doesn’t care about progressive and liberal principles, she cares about her paycheck and livelihood which I guarantee she wouldn’t have if she went back to Tulane.

This is why I am not one of the ones calling for more black voices on news and television. I’m sorry, I’m not for putting more black folks in the anchors chair if all they are is a mouthpiece for white corporate words, Liberal or Conservative. I don’t want it. Don Lemon is a perfect example of this. I would have thought a Black, Gay mid forty year old man would have more self respect than what he is shown. But he is as attention whorish as Miley Cyrus and Snooki. I read his ass when he tried to “George Michael” Jonah Hill in the men’s room.

Really Don?

I don’t want him representing me on television and I highly doubt the LGBT community is embracing him with open arms either. If this is what it means to have black voices on television, then damnit silence me.

I’m not here for this, “We need voices like her’s on television.” I don’t want to hear that rancid shit. Television didn’t win Barack Obama the 2008 or 2012 elections, WE DID!!!! It was us. Stop putting stock in these personalities that are not there for us, but for themselves. Melissa Harris Perry is getting her Negro Wake Up Call and we all need to just let it happen for her sake and ours.

End Rant.

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  • Alma98

    When I first read this I screamed hell yes!
    Tell it like it is GovChris!

  • Miranda

    Why the left stay losing the media game…they forever NOT WOKE. The right wing busy taking over every aspect of the airwaves while the left allows it with giving time to nontroversies.

    Conservatives Plan Anti-MSNBC Protest at Comcast Shareholders Meeting
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/conservatives-plan-anti-msnbc-protest-518924

    • Alma98

      When I read that Miranda, I thought to myself the left is playing right into their hands. Doing the work for them and in some cases helping them.

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

      The invitation also takes a swipe at a controversial recent promotion for MSNBC, where the network’s Melissa Harris-Perry suggests that kids don’t belong to their families but “to whole communities.”

      Uh huh… *files nails and pops gum*

  • Miranda

    Oh hell naw…if my billionaire boss gave me a bag of apples for my holiday bonus…y’all just put some money on my book down at the county….hold a candlelight vigil for me…cuz its gonna be some furniture movin up in that joint if my BILLIONAIRE employer gives me freaking apples as a bonus!
    —————————-
    While the Redskins have never been shy to pay millions to football players, former employees who’ve also worked elsewhere in the NFL say salaries for the rest of the operation lag behind many teams. Ex-staffers reported cutbacks during the recent recession — multiple employees reported receiving bags of apples one year in lieu of holiday bonuses — but Tony Wyllie, the Redskins’ senior vice president of communications, noted that a lot of companies tightened their belts during the recession.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/redskins/daniel-snyder-washington-redskins-owner-still-struggles-to-find-formula-for-success/2014/01/04/5d86bfa4-74a4-11e3-bc6b-712d770c3715_story.html

    • Alma98

      WTF! Oh I’d be right with in the county jail Miranda.
      That was cheap and tacky!

      • Miranda

        Whoever handed out the bag of apples is brave because i’m shocked no employee took that bag and swung it right back at them…HARD.

        • Alma98

          LOL… My daughter said the same thing.

    • Kennymack1971

      This here is why as much as Jerry Jones makes me cringe at least we don’t have THIS dude as the Cowboys owner. Mannnn…

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

      That’s some bull…for real!

    • Aquagranny911

      Cheap goatfiggers! They could have at least popped for a dang turkey!

      • conlakappa

        Mr. Snyder is a big R who likes to schmooze with Rs. He probably thought that was generous!

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Except they admit Snyder has a knack for finding revenue streams and has made them more profitable than ever. Stone cold cheapskate.

  • Kennymack1971

    Gov got all up in the pulpit and preached! Pass the plate!

    PSA: After service the deaconess board has prepared lunch in the lounge.

    • Alma98

      LMAO!

    • Aquagranny911

      LOL! On that!

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia
  • Aquagranny911

    I’m so glad you Front Paged this! This is my third reading since yesterday & it gets better every time.

    BRAVO & WELL DONE, GOV!!!

  • gn

    • Alma98

      I love that video!

      • gn

        Me too; I think I stole it from here lol.

        • Alma98

          You got me hooked on old PR shows. I’ve been watching them for 3 days now lol.

    • isonprize

      That’s Brother Franklin.

  • goldenstar

    Tell. it. Teach. it.

    I’m done asking for a Joy Ann Reid show on MSNBC.

  • rikyrah

    Said Amen yesterday.

    Will say AMEN again today.

    Thank you for FPing this.

  • rikyrah
    • Lisa M

      Wow!!

  • Miranda

    NYC Mayor’s Office ‏@NYCMayorsOffice29m
    New Yorkers from every borough are coming to Gracie Mansion today to meet Mayor @BilldeBlasio. RT if you’re there! pic.twitter.com/u6cjUIUXkl

  • rikyrah

    Downton Abbey returns tonight!!

  • qosine

    Just fantastic GovChris!
    Every time I read this, it gets better.
    Thanks Miranda.

  • trose1

    Amen!

  • rikyrah
    • conlakappa

      Which is of course what Michelle Obama said as her first day as First Lady. This will likely be treated as something that a real liberal said for the first time.

      • Alma98

        It’s just bizarre ain’t it! Things PBO and Michelle have said for years are now new and refreshing.

      • trose1

        The rewriting of history smdh

      • Miranda

        Sure did…as a matter of fact I remember Desiree Rodgers reiterating that – and I remember the likes of Sally Quinn immediately having fits about it.

        • conlakappa

          Flatback Sally knew right then and there that there would be no more salons and automatic invitations to state dinners.

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

    *sigh*

    Jonathan Alter @jonathanalter 5m
    De blasio deserves a break ’cause he’s new. But 48 hrs after storm, major streets shld have less snow.

    • rikyrah

      isn’t the East Coast about to get the second part of what we’re getting now?

      If so, when have the plows had time to get less snow. We’ve had barely 24 HOURS without snow. In order for the plows to work, the SNOW HAS TO STOP.

      • Lisa M

        EXACTLY!! Plowing is pointless if it keeps snowing. Not missing the snow one bit.

      • conlakappa

        Duh, those plow drivers should be risking their lives and stuff. Alter’s friends have to get to the store and the movies!!!

      • gn

        Not really. There’s nothing abnormal about the snow level on the streets right now—tomorrow is going to be warm so a lot of this is going to melt. de Blasio caught national attention and so he’s now about to enjoy the inanities and stupidity of the beltway press…

        • conlakappa

          My mother just returned about an hour ago, FYI. She said they were nervous about stopping along the way, not wanting to get off ice to then get back onto it. They stayed at an Air BnB in Brooklyn.

          • gn

            See, I told you there was nothing to worry about. I’m not joking about being a bad driver—I’m really a pretty bad driver and I never had any problem going back and forth to DC in the snow. As for Alter, he’s just trying to make hay because he doesn’t really understand what people do and don’t consider a tolerable level of annoyance after a storm, especially if there’s warm weather which is going to melt stuff anyway.

          • conlakappa

            Did I ever tell you that my mother forbade “see” in the house, used in that way? No, I’m not kidding! I am regular worried when it comes to other drivers in bad weather. My folks go up and down 95 without problem though did have a rolling-over incident outside Philly a few years back. Neither was hurt. Life has too many x-factors.

            Bad drivers of the world, unite! We have nothing to lose but… er, we have a lot to lose so I won’t tempt fate by putting it in writing!

          • BarbinAtlSouth

            When I was growing up, my mom always told me that I wasn’t driving for just myself, but for all the bad drivers on the road.

            She wasn’t lyin’.

    • Miranda
    • qosine

      Here’s a shovel, Jonathan.

    • goldenstar

      Jonathan Alter is from Chicago and should know better. And, his mother was a Commissioner at Water Reclamation and the Chicago River was never cleaned on her watch. So?

      • qosine

        Good to know.

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

        SHADE!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Uh…………..I can’t today.

      • conlakappa

        Righteous rants will leave you spent, you know!

  • gn

    I can’t count the number of times I have read on both the far right AND the emo left that the President married Mrs. Obama because her skin color gives him racial credibility and very few people said shit despite the fact that neither of their characters would support such an insulting accusation. But Romney who has not demonstrated PBO’s character MUST NOT face the same insinuations. Just trying to keep straight what accusations of opportunism are allowed and which apparently aren’t…

    • BarbinAtlSouth

      That’s the stupidest ….mess I’ve ever heard. Their forbearance for the BS is unparalleled.

      And as for the Rmoneys…. look at all the f’s I don’t give.

    • jds09

      Every time they say some bullshit like this, POC that are awake take note, cause we live with this bullshit everyday, the Obama Coalition get stronger and stronger. Just think when he’s freed from the limitations of the office and can organize to his hearts content….it…is…on.

    • jziglar

      That is some racist stuff right there but I’m not surprised that these assholes said it. Funny how we never seen this baseless analysis when it comes to president’s spouses before this first family.

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

        OK! I mean, George H. W. Bush married the Quacker Oats man and no one questioned him.

        • Alma98

          Just stop already! My son came to see why I was cackling so hard. hahahahahahaha

        • rikyrah

          BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA AH HA

        • rikyrah

          Ann Romney was just dropped off at the Romney compound when she was UNDER 18, and nobody brings that up.

          Who the hell leaves their underaged daughter at a compound and just drives away leaving her there like a UPS package?

          • Alma98

            16yrs old, smh.

          • Aquagranny911

            This is totally evil but if Ann Romney was your daughter…wouldn’t you kind of think about it? I don’t mean actually do it. I mean just think about it a little?

          • Alma98

            LOL

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

            We have your favorite snacks ready for you in the “Bad Lounge”.

          • conlakappa

            All you need is a bottle of Hornito…
            Her parents weren’t even LDS, which makes the transaction even shadier.

          • TresL

            LOL!!!

        • AxelFoley

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

          *catches breath*

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

        • qosine

          LMAO

      • gn

        Yup, and crickets. It was a “legitimate” question whether the “halfrican” married a black woman for opportunistic reasons. Very very very few people even batted an eye. This is why when the far right and emos are up in arms about this or that and complaining about how coarse and classless politics has become…I don’t care. Too bad. I’ve never seen anyone had to put up with the President and First Lady have endured with the utmost dignity and zero whining.

    • conlakappa

      When the BET person asked Candidate Obama back in 2008, he said something along the lines of, “first of all, have you seen her? She’s fine…” he then went on to talk about her strength, her intelligence, her grace, and the deep ties to her faith and family. All the while he looked like “why the hell am I being asked to justify to marrying my wife?!”

  • Miranda

    This is on the front page of WaPo:
    ——————
    Is a political recovery possible for Obama?
    Chris Cillizza

    MONDAY FIX | Because of scandals and fumbles, the president will probably find himself far short of the lofty ratings that were enjoyed by Reagan and Clinton in their second terms.

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    Not bothering to read this bullshit….the media has shown their asses for the last 6 years and yet we still have black folks falling for their every shenanigan.

    • BarbinAtlSouth

      See, Miranda, we know that 3/5 rule jacked us up. But some of us have made the effort to wake up.

      Maybe 3/5 of us still thinking the white man’s ice is colder.

    • jds09

      Cillizza has entered Dick Morris territory.

      • BarbinAtlSouth

        That implies that he ever wrote anything that wasn’t part of the conventional wisdom circle jerkers.

        • jds09

          Well, you got me there. lol

        • conlakappa

          He’s trying to get some of what his online brother Ezra got. He’s ready for his close-up, Mr. DeMille!

          • BarbinAtlSouth

            Nah, he really isn’t.

    • jziglar

      These idiots continue to make wrong predictions. The fact that this stupid SOB continues this lie about scandals shows that he is full of it. Also Reagan and Clinton had real scandals during their second terms and in the end their ratings were high. So the idea that some phony scandals will keep his poll ratings low is BS.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I’m sorry, but did the election results change or something? Is a moving van outside the White House with Southwest Plane Tickets about to cart the Obamas out? Because whether or not a media generated “political recovery” happens, Barack Obama is still president.

      Plus, we learned that the Bengazi scandal was bullshit and the NSA scandal has led the public to want to try Ed Snowden. Some non political recovery we have here.

      • AxelFoley

        Up is down in their world.

    • Kennymack1971

      Chris Cillizza wrote it. Nothing else needs to be said.

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

        You can’t trust someone whose teeth look like fangs.

        • Alma98

          Damn it Sepia you’re on a roll! FTFO!

        • conlakappa

          He does have a face for radio. Or online.

        • AxelFoley

          I can’t take much more, Sepia. You killin’ me.

        • qosine

          OMG LOL!

    • AxelFoley

      This douche and his twin Ezra…

      • Miranda

        This USED douche……*going to bad lounge now*

  • Miranda

    So Hawaii is doing it right, in other words.

    Politically, Hawaii has a home feel for Obama
    By Philip Rucker and Zachary A. Goldfarb, Published: January 3

    HONOLULU — Hawaii, the nation’s 50th state and its most isolated and exotic paradise, is not only President Obama’s birthplace and annual holiday getaway. It’s also his political utopia.

    Four decades before Obama’s Affordable Care Act, Hawaii enacted its own sweeping health-care mandate. To lift the economy, the state has poured billions of dollars into rebuilding highways and infrastructure, bringing the unemployment rate down to an enviable 4.4 percent. Gay marriage is legal, immigrants are welcomed, labor unions are strong and — if the governor gets his way this year — universal pre-kindergarten will be the law of the land.

    On this string of volcanic islands, there are no tea party stars to bicker with and no Congress to stand in the way. There’s hardly a viable GOP: Just one of Hawaii’s 25 state senators is Republican. The Aloha State, with its liberal governor and overwhelmingly Democratic legislature, has succeeded in achieving much of the vision Obama has yet to accomplish on the mainland.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/politically-hawaii-has-a-home-feel-for-obama/2014/01/03/4d394ef2-73e9-11e3-9389-09ef9944065e_story.html?tid=pm_politics_pop

    • qosine

      I’m ready to move there.

      • Alma98

        Just have plenty of money when you do lol.

        • qosine

          True.lol

        • conlakappa

          Have you ever watched the show Buying [in?] Hawaii? It’s addictive. Homes aren’t necessarily prohibitive but of course everything else is!

          A white guy at my firm was talking about it being hard out there for a white man ’cause people have to get used to being called haole. I’m like, “and?”

          • Alma98

            Yes I’ve watched it.
            What’s funny is white folks conveniently forget why they’re not liked in Hawaii. Never mind all the horrible stuff we did to you indigenous people.

          • conlakappa

            This guy is oblivious. Hawaii is paradise but rainbow fatigue set in for me. No, lurkers, this isn’t a gay reference but to actual rainbows/double rainbows that one sees.

          • Alma98

            My friend was stationed there for training for GWB war in Iraq. She’s an officer and said it was draining her bank account living there. The military reimbursed her for her expenses. But it took them forever to repay her. Also she said the same thing you said she got tired of it all.

          • conlakappa

            I think it has gotten a little better. It was a segregated, haves and have-nots for a while. Maybe technology has helped some!

        • rikyrah

          Hawaii Life says all you gotta do is want to live there…..

  • Miranda

    I feel so sorry for Pam Oliver right now.

    Everything I’m Not ‏@No_Cut_Card3m
    “Help. Me.” pic.twitter.com/7YtDA6cimW

    • Alma98

      Her face looks frozen, she can’t move her mouth.

      • conlakappa

        Poorly timed Botox? Or well timed, if she’s going to act like fro-face is stadium related!

        • Alma98

          You wrong for that.

          • conlakappa

            Hmmph, I’m wrong? She’s walking around looking like she went hunting and is now wearing Basil Brush and I’m the wrong one? I’m just saying, why not time it for when everyone knew she’d be out in the cold freezing? Vanessa Williams is the rare sistah who actually admits to being friends with a Botulism-crusted needle.

          • Alma98

            BWA HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

          • Aquagranny911

            I never understood this botox caca. We canned a lot when I was a kiddo. Mama & especially Granny were maniacs about the fear of Botulism getting into our canned goods. Granny knew a family that died of it. Everything we canned was handled so very carefully.

            It is totally ingrained in my psyche that Botulism is a deadly poison, one I ain’t ever putting anywhere in my body!!!.

      • AxelFoley

        I’d keep her warm. Pam’s one of my Boos.

        • Alma98

          LOL

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

      Poor Gayle King’s twin.

      • Alma98

        You’s a fool! LMAO!!!

      • conlakappa

        I read that as “Poor Gayle King’s wig.” Working either way, innit?

        • Alma98

          LOL

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

          LOL

      • lamh36

        I thought she looked more like a female Wendy Williams

        • BarbinAtlSouth

          (female wendy williams? oh the shade)

          LOL

  • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

    Why Romney’s son and daughter in law adopted the kid I have no idea and truth to tell it’s none of my business. More power to them.

    I don’t even care that MHP was off base in her criticism last year of PBO. That was then this is now.

    I fault her for begging for her job instead of saying that’s not what she meant and everyone knows it. You don’t go on national television and beg for your job because of something you never said. That’s just trifling.

    • jds09

      She fell into that “guilt by association” crap. Amazing.

    • Miranda

      That’s what bugs me too woody.

    • TresL

      I don’t know how she shows her face in public after that. She must have major bills or no self-respect or both.

    • trose1

      The right wing is after any Black person who doesn’t act like Michael Steele, Harold Ford Don Lemon and the stable of Black Obama haters who parrot GOP talking points.
      Despite her attacks on PBO she would tell the truth and get a dig in on GOP every now and then.
      MHP is smart and knows this. I can only believe someone gave her bad advice and told her to do what she did yesterday.

      As much as she spouts girl power feminist bs she did the opposite and folded like a chair..boo hooo
      Oh well,she was doing nothing but spewing progressive garbage IMO. Not much of a loss if she fired.

  • GOVCHRIS1988

    Oh my goodness, thank you so much. I knew you said Miranda that you might front page it, but wow!!! It was just something I had in me that I had to say. I think I pissed someone off on the Obama Diary, but it had to be stated. But thank you for your love, folks.

    • Alma98

      You’re probably talking about that prettyfoot person huh.

      It needed to be said GovChris, bravo.

    • TyrenM

      Run that shit Gov Chris! Tell all who need to be told, then tell them again.

    • BarbinAtlSouth

      Well done.

    • trose1

      Please link where they mad

    • Aquagranny911

      Don’t worry about that person at TOD. You were speaking the truth straight from your heart & experience. It needed to be said. I’m glad it has been Front Paged here so we could all read it again.

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

      If they mad, let ‘em stay mad. #No1Curr

    • Admiral_Komack

      Fuck ‘em.
      Good post.

    • TresL

      I didn’t really understand her argument, “because she’s a black woman, other black women shouldn’t criticize her?” That doesn’t make sense to me especially given your description of how she earned the criticism.

      • jds09

        This may be harsh, but I’m a product of the black women who raised, MHP acted like a little girl not a black woman. That’s what rubbed me the wrong way.

        • TresL

          That’s not being harsh. It’s the truth.

      • conlakappa

        Some folks subscribe to the school of thought that says “never speak ill of another black person, at least not while white folks are watching.

        • TresL

          MHP lost that courtesy with the ugly things she’s said about PBO.

          • conlakappa

            Of course. But I was referring to the person who didn’t think that GovChris should criticize MHP.

          • TresL

            Oh, I understood you (smile). I guess I’m still so angry and disappointed in MHP, I had to take another jab.

            One summer, years ago I had an unpaid internship with a local TV station in the afternoon and a paid summer job in the morning. I wore suits and dresses to my summer job because of my internship hours. Needless to say some of the other kids and surprisingly our adult female supervisor started to believe I thought I was superior because I was in college (none of the other kids were) and was interning at a TV station. The male executive director was asked me to be the receptionist and another girl to be the typist. The other kids were assigned to indoor and outdoor maintenance. Well, there was a lot of palace intrigue going on behind the scenes between the board and the executive director and he was unceremoniously dismissed.

            Once he was gone, the supervisor ousted us from our positions and moved two other girls into the office and told us we were being reassigned to maintenance and that our first task was to clean the toilets. I’m wearing a suit and heels. Clearly, I’m not dressed for cleaning toilets and it wasn’t that I felt it was beneath me, it was that I knew she was trying to humiliate us in front of everyone and even at 19 years of age, I was not having it. As badly as I needed that job, I got up said good bye to the typist and walked right out the front door and never looked back. She called me that evening with all the gossip after I left. I told her I would not be back.

            I learned early to stand up for myself no matter what the cost and I just can’t believe MHP did not learn a similar lesson.

          • trose1

            Her groveling yesterday is example #1 of how a Black woman should NOT to act when confronted with racism, conflict of that nature. That was total bs. Glad u stood up for yourself because no one else has the guts or will.

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

            THIS.

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      AGAIN – – -THANK U. :>)
      — Annnd –BEST wishes in your NEW CAREER PATH. :>)
      — – —☺http://scrapsmp3.com/images/good_luck/best_of_luck.gif – – —
      B BLESSED :>)

  • lamh36

    What up FB? It’s been 5 day since I got rid of the cable and I ain’t gonna lie, I been feenin’…lol. All I got until the primetime show start back up is old DRV’d eps of A Different World so please bear with me and the ADW comment…lol.

    So, who remembers how they always seem to find a way to have Jaleesa singing? Then when Kim came along they had her basically singing all the time when she wasn’t doing med school or the Pit? Shoot, I’m sayin’ did either one of those ladies ever release an album?

    • isonprize

      Just think of all the money that you are saving…

  • lamh36

    Ok, now I think I know why I couldn’t stand Kinu on ADW. She was like the Taylor Swift of that Season. She was always, “oh who me?” and then she’d sing a damn aria or be all smart and junk..
    blah…lol

    • BarbinAtlSouth

      Kinu was the girl that came back from Japan with Dwayne, right? She sang.

      My memory su-ucks!

  • lamh36

    Alright, Top 10 #ADifferentWorld episodes. Ya’ll know my top episode (it’s a two parter…lol). Here’s one of the other 9.

    One of the best “After school episodes” of A Different World was this one from season 4: If I Should Die Before I Wake…It’s the one where Whitley is ready to have sex for the first time ever (with Dwayne), but a admission from a classmate in one of her classes makes Whitley have second thought. The student, played by Tisha Campbell is HIV+. It was written and directed by Debbie Allen (as so many of ADW’s best episodes were). It’s definitely one of the Top 10 episodes of ADW. The amazing thing is that the reactions of the students are STILL the same type of things done today even with all the things we’ve learned about HIV in the past 20 years…

    Oh and Whoopi Goldberg was in it and played the teacher!!!!

    • rikyrah

      ADW had terrific guest stars

  • GreenLadyHere

    - –GOOD AFTERNOON Miranda♥/POU FAM♥ – — ***BIG HUG*** – –WHEW LAWD!! – – –PA-REEEEEEEACH —GOVCHRIS1988! :) — –

    – – – -☺ THIS Sista –AGREES: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmzJ8PPdcwE :>) -Don’t hafta “snatch her wig.” :>)

    — –THIS [Among soo Many]: —I believe it was done as a cynical political ploy. This family doesn’t
    do SHIT for ACTUAL charitable good reasons or good faith. These people
    are ALL about bullshitting niceness and sincerity for TV media
    appearances.
    These delusional folks thought they were gonna win in 2012
    and thought that since black folks in America would obviously be in a
    ginormous funk about the first African American President being defeated
    by a man whose religion considered us demons until 1978, that the way
    to salve that wound would not be to formulate policies that would
    benefit people of color. . .

    — –***BIG fist bump*** – –It was as iff 2 say that -that BLAH “child” would beat the BLAH “MAN!!” —- –BEYOND –INSULTING!! –geesh!!!

    AGAIN —GOVCHRISS1988 —-THANK U! — –BEYOND – -THANK U♥ – – -:>) — -B BLESSED♥ :>)
    —☺ENJOY [A little L8. :>)] –http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-8wv0a4q-2X0/TyqwVJy33KI/AAAAAAAAAPw/HT_MZK5Bp4A/s1600/football_snacks.jpg
    Have a good REST of the day. :>)

    — -☺

  • Miranda

    The halftime show for the Super Bowl will be awesome…Bruno Mars!! YEAH!!!

    • lamh36

      ooh. I love Bruno Mars. Course the ole folk are gonna be like how is this colored dude…lol

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda♥ — –Woo! Hoo! – –
      – – —☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPvuNsRccVw SUCH a TALENT. :>) — –Lookin’ FORWARD . . :>)

      • Alma98

        He so tiny.

        • GreenLadyHere

          HEEY Alma98 —-***BIG HUG*** :>) – –

          I KNOW -HUH? :>) —BUT –a –“Little dynamo” :>)

          –Good 2 C U Alma. :>) B BLESSED –U♥/Family♥ :>)- —

  • Miranda

    LMAO!

    pourmecoffee ‏@pourmecoffee5s
    We can’t sit here and take this bullshit arctic attack. This is America. Everyone meet at arrows with space heaters pic.twitter.com/gqTYES4JZ8

    • Alma98

      LOL

    • crazycanuck

      What exactly is the temperature?

      • Miranda

        COLD….that’s the temperature..just COLD. No need to put a number on it. LOL

        • crazycanuck

          LOL, but you all cold is like a heatwave here so I’m curious. ***don’t hurt me***

          • Aquagranny911

            68 degrees…don’t hurt me…

          • TyrenM

            -9. -32 Wind Chill.

          • Aquagranny911

            Dang! Stay inside. I lived in MA, CO & northern CA, got lots of snow & cold but nothing I remember like you are getting in the mid-west right now. This is brutal. Sorry I joked.

      • TyrenM

        A colleague asked today. My answer: FYAO.

    • rikyrah

      LMBAO

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

      LOL!

    • qosine

      LOL!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – -ACA POSITIVITY – -2 WELCOME –MR. PRESIDENT♥ -:>)

    —☺@ACAstories
    CA: Mitch Crow MT @Redrum_of_Crows Mine went from $400 to $200. I am semi-retired from exec. svc where it cost me about the same as ACA YAY :>)

    – –☺@ACAstories
    WA: Ashley Gay cldn’t see a doctor for her hlth issues b4. Now thx to ACA, she’s covered & can maintain her health :>)

    – –☺@ACAstories
    TX: Kurt Cisco MT @hrhkurt I am paying $223/mo for a $500 deductible. I was paying $273/mo with a $5000 deductible. Thank you Mr. President. —-:>)

    – — -☺@ACAstories
    CA: Paula Radke MT @PaulaRadke Thank you President Obama. Thank you for giving me health care. I feel so grateful and cared for. Thank you. :>)

    – –LUVIN’ how they THANK — MR. PRESIDENT!♥ :>)

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

  • PBomb

    LOL! Karma remains undefeated.

    Papa John’s, Applebee’s And Others Pay Huge Price For Anti-Obamacare Politicking

    It turns out that being a good corporate citizen is as important to selling pizzas as the thinness of the crust or the quality of the cheese.

    If you don’t believe it, just ask Papa John CEO, John Schnatter.

    As covered—and criticized—in this column in great detail, Mr. Schnatter decided to mix his politics with his pepperoni when suggesting that he would be cutting the work hours for Papa John employees in order to bring them below the 30 hour per week threshold that would require Schnatter to provide his employees with healthcare benefits.

    It turns out, the pizza eating public did not approve.

    More here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/12/04/papa-johns-applebees-and-others-pay-huge-price-for-anti-obamacare-politicking/

    • Alma98

      The same thing is happening to Red Lobster, Olive Garden and others who talked crap about ACA.

      • PBomb

        Yeah, Darden Restaurants are projecting their profits because of their negative talk concerning ACA. It talks about them in the article.

    • jds09

      The Masters of the Universes are shook. It’s gonna get worse for them because Obamacare is making politics, and by extension the power of the average American’s vote real. I’ll wager most Americans are touched or know someone personally that will be touched by getting healthcare. These assholes attacks came to close to home.

      • Alma98

        They forgot without us there’s no them.
        They really thought people were stupid.
        You need customers to make money dumb-asses.

        • jds09

          And folks do have a lot of choices of where to spend their fast food/franchise food dollar.

    • BarbinAtlSouth

      I read that and was all giddy – then I looked at the date.

      I want someone to do a follow up. That article is from Dec12. I need to know if they are still suffering so I can chuckle some more.

      • Alma98

        Yeah they are still suffering Barb.
        They have resorted to offering all kinds of deals in tv ads.

        • qosine

          Good to hear!

        • BarbinAtlSouth

          Yay!

    • conlakappa

      I thought Papa John later tried to disclaim/clarify what he meant. He also doubled down on his white-manning in calling Peyton in for back up.

  • lamh36

    Favorite episode of A Different World…the break up episode. “Do You Take This Woman?”… Dwayne and Whitley just really weren’t ready to get married. They shouldn’t stopped the whole thing or postponed it until such a time as they were ready…forget the parents. It was also fun to see Patti Labelle and Dianne Carroll as the parents of Dwayne and Whitley.

    So what would you do if you if were engaged and found out your fiance’ had dinner with another woman…not a “date” but dinner? Would that be the end of the engagment, or just time for a break.

    Also too, what would you do if you saw your friends man out with another woman?

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —-Ohhh —LUV HONORING these YOUNG PEOPLE♥ —

    – – – -Dream Defenders head: Stand Your Ground only part of problem —:>)

    – —The Dream Defenders spent three days this year conducting a sit-in at Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s office, advocating for a repeal of the “StandYour Ground” law. After a meeting with the governor that led to no concrete action, the Dream Defenders occupied the capital building for 31 days, calling for a hearing on the legislation. In November, the Florida House of Representatives Criminal Justice Subcommittee considered a proposal to repeal Stand Your Ground. That proposal was rejected.

    Dream Defenders executive director Phillip Agnew told host Melissa
    Harris-Perry on Saturday that the organization will continue working to repeal Stand Your Ground laws in Florida, but that they also plan to focus on systemic problems impacting youth in the state.

    “Stand Your Ground is just one branch [of] a really poisonous tree
    that shows how Florida cares about its young people,” Agnew said on Saturday’s Melissa Harris-Perry. “And at the root of that tree is prejudice, profiling and prisons for profit.”

    – – – —SNIP – – —

    — — – -The Nation columnist Ari Berman likened the Dream Defenders to the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a student organization that played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement. “They didn’t wait for someone to give them something; they went out and did it themselves and brought, through direct action, public attention to a huge outrage,” Berman said of SNCC. He stated that 2013 featured many “echoes of the 1960s” in regards to civil rights and movement building, leading to the rise of “a new generation of civil rights activists looking back for inspiration and trying to adapt it to today.”
    THERE IS MORE —–
    – —THEY R —-3 WORDS: – — A –MAZ —ING!♥ - —
    — —[Ummmm. . . ***side eye*** -- on Dr. MH-P -- ---JUST NOW havin' them on her show. - ---Jus' sayin. . . .]

    – – -[Gotta “bounce” 2 a Seminar [Brief] :>) C YA as soon as♥. .]

  • lamh36

    Damn! 3 hours…I just can’t even…shoot.

    Axel and Tyren ya’ll need to just go straight to the bad chair ’cause I already know ya’ll gonna say something cray!

    Sex Sent Me to the ER Featured a Woman Who Orgasmed for 3 Hours
    http://jezebel.com/sex-sent-me-to-the-er-featured-a-woman-who-orgasmed-for-1495032271?utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

    • Aquagranny911

      Did she take the female version of Viagra…just asking?

      • rikyrah

        there’s a female version of Viagra?

        • Alma98

          Yep

        • crazycanuck

          The things you learn on POU

      • Alma98

        Hey it can happen, with so many nerves ya know lol.

        • conlakappa

          Trudie Styler (Mrs. Sting), that you?

          • Alma98

            HA!

    • rikyrah

      did you see this piece over at Luvvie’s?

      A Tale of Two Peens: The Man Who Has Twice the Fun
      January 2, 2014
      by Luvvie

      In case you don’t know, the real Den of Iniquity online is Reddit. And for once, I am thankful because it is through that site that we now know that it’s possible for a man to have two penises. MMHMM. In real life.

      A guy with the screename of “DoubleDickDude” did a Reddit AMA(Ask me anything) session where he answered all types of questions about his duo sticks. I read the entire thread it’s so important for me to know the logistics of this. Because science. And nosiness. And intrigue.

      http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/2014/01/man-two-dicks-reddit.html

      • lamh36

        I saw that Rikyrah, and I saw the pic and I’m pretty open-minded, but hell naw I’d be freaked out by that guy too

        • rikyrah

          lamh,

          I realize that I am not THAT open-minded.

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

          He posted a picture? Lawd!

      • Alma98

        Maybe he was suppose to be twins? LOL
        It’s happened before, also it looks…well freaky.

      • qosine

        Only one, please.

      • AxelFoley

        He needs to get with that chick who has two vajayjays.

        • rikyrah

          The visual of that is too much

          • Alma98

            LMAO!

          • conlakappa

            That’s what she said.

          • Alma98

            LOL

        • Alma98

          You fool! Although a friend of mine in the medical profession saw one awhile back. lol

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      3 Hours, WHOOOO!!!!!!!!!

      I have to do this.

    • AxelFoley

      Wasn’t me. I’m good, but not THAT good.

      • Alma98

        hahahahahahaha!!!

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

      Yeah, because Fox News has never, ever, ever disrespected PBO and his family, made racist comments, or invite a man who said PBO should be assassinated on their network. Nope. Never happened.

    • qosine

      Sounding defensive, Howard.

  • lamh36

    Wait. so this guy plays football…lol? Is that why he ‘s holding a football…lol?

    • rikyrah

      sigh

      • Alma98

        LOL

    • jds09

      Saw this and saved it on my phone.

      • conlakappa

        Oh, sweetie, you know it is a little more than that when you use a photo as a screen saver!
        If MSM/black academics/Team Mittens were serious about normalizing transracial adoption in super-white areas, they would ask that young man.

        • jds09

          My interest isn’t academic. lol

  • rikyrah
  • lamh36

    Alright Will and Grace fans,…

    Which “Will & Grace” character are you?
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/skarlan/which-will-grace-character-are-you

    I’m Grace Adler

  • rikyrah
    • Alma98

      They are so cute!

    • qosine

      mew mew!

  • rikyrah

    NewsBreaker

    @NewsBreaker

    JUST IN: Chicago, Illinois Public Schools cancelled for Monday due to extreme cold -@WGNNews

    5:26 PM – 5 Jan 2014

    • TyrenM

      Cousins in Macomb fb’d they’re closed.

  • rikyrah

    Idris Elba ✔

    @idriselba

    Wowsers! Crazy how many new followers you
    get when you mention the D*** If I owned a Bow tie company I’d be
    laughing. Dickie Bows by Driis

    4:41 PM – 5 Jan 2014

    • lamh36

      Ok, what is going on with Idris…lol.

      Goldie Taylor was able to confirm that the account was his and it wasn’t hacked.

      Guess Idris just part of the NMFTG brigade…lol

  • rikyrah
  • crazycanuck

    Ok, -32 is cold. Under those conditions, I bundle, cause you know they are not closing a dam thing here. I wear track pants under my reg pants, two gloves, usually a light sweater a windbreaker over that and then my coat. I wear a very long scarf that wraps around about a million times and of course a hat. I’m ready to face anything lmao.

    • qosine

      Is -32 typical winter temp?
      That kind of cold is no joking matter.

      • rikyrah

        no. this arctic blast is extraordinary.

  • lamh36

    I’m not quite sure which of the 2 things in this picture I am drooling over more…Idris or the car…

    Naw, no contest…Idris always wins…lol.

  • lamh36

    My fav new gif in the world!!!!

    Idris Elba dancing…yeah I’m an Idris Elba-stan…”who gon check me boo”…LOL

    http://giphy.com/gifs/KTgZvodtcfnQA?tc=1 via @giphy

    • rikyrah

      I love this!

      • lamh36

        Any man who dances the George Jefferson boogie can get it from me…that’s all I’m saying…lol

        • conlakappa

          Please, if he danced the Snoopy boogie, he could get it from you! Have you found yet that episode of Ab Fab he was in as a young man? My love for him goes way back.

  • lamh36
    • Alma98

      What is Buzzfeed’s obsession with black twitter. I mean besides stealing from it lol.

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        Kind Lady, you have answered your own question.

        • Alma98

          LOL… I know GovChris but I’m so amused at how they’re so interested in our business now.
          Before PBO & black twitter we were completely invisible to them.

      • lamh36

        Honestly, it’s basically all the few Black writers they have actually seem to be able to talk about

  • lamh36

    There is a couple of people on this list who I haven’t been following on Twitter. I’m def gonna be adding them.

    Black Twitter 2013 Allstars.
    http://www.complex.com/tech/2013/12/black-twitter-all-stars/

  • qosine

    Great photo at link.
    Rescued Antarctic Passengers Resume Journey Home
    CANBERRA, Australia, January 4 (Rod McGuirk, Associated Press) –
    An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic resumed its journey home on Saturday, leaving behind another two icebreakers trapped in pack ice.
    ..
    It had been slowly cracking through thick ice toward open water
    after a Chinese ship’s helicopter on Thursday plucked the passengers from their stranded Russian research ship Akademik Shokalskiy and carried them to an ice floe near the Australian ship.
    http://en.ria.ru/world/20140105/186240995/Rescued-Antarctic-Passengers-Resume-Journey-Home.html

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -Good EVENING POU FAM♥ ***BIG HUG*** –WE – -“REAL COOL” – –Up IN Cali. :>) – – -LOL – – –

    – — —☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjscH2WBWjw

    — – — ☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6-YQQS2gaw ['course --NOT that much. :>)] —-

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –WHEW LAWD! – – – -Mutha NATURE —has her –“ANOMALIES -ON”. – – —:>)
    – –Canada is so cold residents are experiencing loud booms caused by ‘frost quakes’ – –:>)
    – – – -While America collectively freaks outover their impending ‘polar vortex’, Canada is changing the game when it comes to cold weather phenomenon as reports of ‘frost quakes’ emerge from around Toronto and across Ontario.

    Indeed, as temperatures drop overnight to around -4f around the city hundreds of people are being startled by hearing large booms – causing them to think their homes are being broken into or gunshots are being fired.

    In fact, they are merely hearing the after-effects of the frost quakes – or cryoseism – which are more commonly found on a glacier in the polar regions.
    THERE IS MORE– —

    —–☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFIjfHlLO1I [@ :30]

    – – – WHOA. :>) Crazycanuck —ova 2 U. :>)]

    • crazycanuck

      really, it’s only -1, I really didn’t think it was that cold yet.

      • qosine

        Have you ever heard cryoseisms, cc?
        Sound like trees crashing in the clip.

        • crazycanuck

          I don’t think so. In the house I use to live in we use to get a loud bang, but it always seemed like it was coming from the roof. Like some dropped a rather large rock on the house.

        • GreenLadyHere

          HEEY La Qosine. :>) —***BIG HUG*** :>)
          — -☺ LOL- –
          – —–HOW U B?? :>) – – -Good 2 C U. :>)

          • qosine

            Hey, I’m good, GreenLady!
            Watching the snowlets fall. LOL

          • GreenLadyHere

            La Qosine :) – – —YA MEAN –LIKE THIS?- -:>)
            – — -☺http://image.blingee.com/images17/content/output/000/000/000/60f/518825130_988743.gif

            La Qosine – –I luv this song: :>)
            – –☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyqcawfAQI0 —Usta sing it . :>)

            Jus’ sharin’. . .:>)

          • qosine

            Love the song, love her voice, and would
            looooove to hear you sing it, GreenLady.
            Plus I noted she was singing with the Gaithers!
            This is one of my favs from them:
            When the Wicked Shall Cease from Troubling
            (Love the commentstoo)

          • GreenLadyHere

            Qosine – – –YES! — –Luvin’ THAT song 2. – –My mommy annnd I usta watch the “Gaithers” – –Across the miles. – iff we could catch them @ the “same time” :>) –

            –She was in PA annnnd me in Cali. :>) – —
            – —FOND MEMORIES. :>) – –

            Thank U. :>)

          • qosine

            It’s my total pleasure, dear GreenLady.

          • GreenLadyHere

            La Qosine :>) — -***smiles @-chu** :>) —

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL crazycanuck. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – –BUT —did U eva hear the -“BOOMS”? :>)
        Good 2 C U cc. :>)

        • crazycanuck

          as I said below GLH, I don’t think so

          • GreenLadyHere

            Ooops. Sorry. :>) Thank U. :>)- —
            — ☺http://25.media.tumblr.com/a17e55963688878976d96a08f7196e72/tumblr_mp3awmvrhu1qhoe3vo1_500.jpg

            ENJOY. :>)

    • qosine

      Thanks, GreenLady for my new word today — cryoseism.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL -La Qosine :>) – – —My pleasure. – – -:>)

        – – –Gotta break it down: –
        CRYO = Cold/Freeze; SEISMS = to shake –This is what I hafta do to help me KNOW a word. –LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —-SENDIN’ CONDOLENCES – —
    – – – Eusebio dies: Watch videos of the Portugal and Benfica legend’s finest goals and moments – –

    – – – — -Football lost one of its true greats this morning after the legendary Eusebio passed away.
    Two European Cup winners’ medals, a third place at the 1966 World Cup finals and an amazing 733 goals in 745 matches tells its own story of what a brilliant striker the Portuguese was.

    Stats can’t fully convey, though, what a supreme performer Eusebio was – so we’ve trawled YouTube to bring you some of his most special moments.
    THERE IS MORE —–RIHEP —With APPRECIATION♥ —AMEN – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -Dear POU FAM♥ — -GOOD NIGHT.♥ MAY U HAVE BLESSED SWEET DREAMS. ♥ -♥ – -:>)

    — – UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT♥ :>)

    —–☺http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab265/weltenbummler1949/Days%20Of%20The%20Week%20And%20Times/Good%20Evening-Night%20-%20Guten%20Abend-Gute%20Nacht/600-GoodNightSweetDreamsMyFriend.gif
    – – –PRAYING 4 ALL. AMEN♥