September 23, 2014

Sunday Afternoon Thread: Flashback – Obama’s Fathers Day Speech 2008

On June 15, 2008, then Senator Barack Obama addressed the congregation of the Apostolic Church of God in Chicago, IL. 5 months later, the Senator would become the President of the United States.

In case you missed it, here is the President’s Weekly Address wishing America’s Dad’s, a Happy Father’s Day:

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  • crazycanuck

    Happy father’s day POU Daddies

  • crazycanuck

    Van Gogh: The Life ‏@VanGoghTheLife 5m
    #VanGogh of the Day: Vase with Rose-Mallows, June 1890. Oil on canvas, 42 x 29 cm. @VanGoghMuseum, Amsterdam. http://ow.ly/i/5POYD

  • crazycanuck

    Wow! Joe B was always stylin

    Vice President Biden ‏@VP 3m

    Happy Father’s Day! pic.twitter.com/kUsXpDDL8U

    • rikyrah

      I love that pic…

      the boys are absolutely FILTHY

      and Joe is stylin’

      LOL

      • isonprize

        Awww, and Joey and Jill are all matchy-matchy. With Joey, it’s the lean that does it. He is comfortable in his clothes just like PBO.

        I don’t even want to know what the boys had gotten into. They are all messed up!! :)

        • qosine

          Wish he would run for Pres.
          “With Joey, it’s the lean that does it. He is comfortable in his clothes just like PBO.”

    • Miranda

      Dang, he is ultra cool!

    • Kennymack1971

      Rise or Die Joe…just effortlessly cool.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY crazycanuck ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      —- –Seems as iff – –VP Joe has ALWAYS – –been a —BIG -_DEAL. :>)
      – —HAPPY FATHER’S DAY- – -“Ride or Die” :>)

      Good 2 C U cc. :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • nellcote

      I wonder what kind of car he was driving back then.

  • rikyrah

    The Soul Patrol STILL can’t stand that speech.
    Of course, most Black folks went Amen when they heard that speech.

    • Miranda

      That speech solidified a connection that shall never be broken no matter how much the soul patrol and blacademic naysayers try.

      • Kennymack1971

        “That speech solidified a connection that shall never be broken no matter how much the soul patrol and blacademic naysayers try.”

        And that’s what drives their BS. They hate that POTUS and FLOTUS have a connection with Black folks that their Ivory Tower asses will never have. They hate that Black folks aren’t checking for their garbage analysis of the President and it shows.

  • rikyrah
    • nellcote

      I’m still amazed that those ovens were powered with one light bulb!

  • rikyrah
  • rikyrah
  • rikyrah

    William Tomasko: The New Grand Total: 14 Million People Signed Up To Get Covered Since October 1

    We got a new Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment report from the feds this week, and it marks a new milestone. Between the health insurance marketplaces, Medicaid, and CHIP, 14 million Americans signed up to get covered between October 1 and the end of April. Compared to the sign-up stats from before October 1, Medicaid/CHIP enrollment has increased by 6 million people since open enrollment began on October 1, including 1.1 million in April alone.

    In states that expanded Medicaid, enrollment increased by more than 15 percent, and sign-ups still increased by 3.3 percent in non-expansion states. It’s important to remember that even though open enrollment ended for the health insurance marketplaces on March 31, people can still sign up for Medicaid and CHIP at any time. So that 6 million figure will go up as the year goes on.

    http://www.enrollamerica.org/blog/2014/06/the-new-grand-total-14-million-people-signed-up-to-get-covered-since-october-1/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social

  • rikyrah

    June/July/August 2014
    The Big Lobotomy

    How Republicans Made Congress Stupid

    By Paul Glastris and Haley Sweetland Edwards

    Last September, as they scrambled to decide on one final ultimatum before shutting down the federal government, Republican House leaders came up with what seemed like an odd demand: to strip their own staff of health care benefits.

    At the time, staffers reacted to the news with a mixture of despair and disbelief. “It was like getting sucker-punched by your boss,” one aide told me. “Everyone was thinking, What’s the point? How is screwing us going to help you?”

    The dubious logic behind the House Republicans’ demand can be traced back to a contested provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the gutting of which was the price the Republicans were demanding for agreeing to fund the government. The provision requires employees of the U.S. Congress, including members and their staffs, to buy insurance on the new health care exchanges, while still allowing them to receive subsidies from their employer. Over the course of more than a year, ideologues at several conservative think tanks, especially the Tea Party-friendly Heritage Foundation, which was pushing for the shutdown, managed to put an imaginative spin on the provision, convincing the conservative world that members and their staff were getting a sneaky, backroom deal, a “special exemption from Obamacare.”

    In fact, had the Republicans’ desired language passed, congressional personnel would have become the only employees in America whose employer (in their case, the federal government) was explicitly forbidden from contributing to their health care—a blow that, in all likelihood, would have caused most of the best and brightest staffers, and perhaps some lawmakers, to simply hightail it for the door. Some quite conservative members even said as much. Representative Jim Sensenbrenner, in a candid moment later, called the move “political theater” that would do nothing more than catalyze a rapid “brain drain” in Congress.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/junejulyaugust_2014/features/the_big_lobotomy050642.php

  • rikyrah

    The Myth Of The Absent Black Father

    By Tara Culp-Ressler January 16, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published new data on the role that American fathers play in parenting their children. Most of the CDC’s previous research on family life — which the agency explores as an important contributor to public health and child development — has focused exclusively on mothers. But the latest data finds that the stereotypical gender imbalance in this area doesn’t hold true, and dads are just as hands-on when it comes to raising their kids.

    That includes African-American fathers.

    In fact, in its coverage of the study, the Los Angeles Times noted that the results “defy stereotypes about black fatherhood” because the CDC found that black dads are more involved with their kids on a daily basis than dads from other racial groups:

    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/01/16/3175831/myth-absent-black-father/

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD FATHER’S DAY – -AFTERNOON —POU FAM♥ – -***BIG HUG** :>)—WHAT a WONDERFUL DAY♥- – -THIS is a SPECIAL TRIBUTE —From –OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥ :>)- -:>)

    –☺ – -ENJOY♥ – – -http://img4-1.myrecipes.timeinc.net/i/menus/fathers-dinner-ay-l.jpg

    – —— ☺DOUBLE DAD ♥-♥ :>) –http://www.bfabp.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/tribute1.jpg

    • nellcote

      I want the Obamas to adopt me. Please sign my petition LOL

      • qosine

        Me, too, nellcote! I’m not alone. LOL

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL nellcote- –:>) Oooo-kaaaay. – –LOL

        – – – -☺http://classroomclipart.com/images/gallery/Animations/Education/writing.gif

        —BUT—-can THAT B a –2-FER?? LOL

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        No I won’t! The Obamas have enough on their plate without adopting another child…Besides I waiting too hear back from them my own self.

  • nellcote

    Just wouldn’t be father’s day without…

    • qosine

      I just love this clip:)

      • crazycanuck

        me too

        • rikyrah

          me three

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – –A – -TRIBUTE –2 FATHER’S DAY-♥ :>)
    —It Show MUCH – –POSITIVITY♥ :>) —
    – – — -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fA6qaJ9Cps :>)
    —–[P.S. ---It goes BEYOND MR. PRESIDENT's SPEECH :>)]

    • nellcote

      Beautiful video but I wish he had left off the ending about Marvin Gaye.

      • GreenLadyHere

        nellcote– I agree. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – – -Another –DAD♥ – – -MUSTA –PRACTICED –Hard 4 his BELOVED DAUGHTER. :>) –
    – – – -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07rBm2oTK7o

    ——GIT!! —GIT! —GIT —IT DAD♥ :>) — -MUCH LOVE :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —-A –FATHER-Son♥ -MUSEUM EXHIBIT. —WHOA. :>)

    African American Fathers and Sons exhibit- -:>)

    – —Sooo SPECIAL. :>)- –ENJOY♥

    • nellcote

      and this is why we need diversity in the media. I doubt it would have been covered if she hadn’t been personally involved.

      • GreenLadyHere

        nellcote —–**BIG fist bump***
        —Annnd THIS is —“WHYCOME” – –the “Wheels of Diversity in the Media” —- -TURN SLOWLY. —

        WE KNOW. – —-Annnnd STILL lookin’ 4 those – –BLAH Journos/Media —2 “PUMP P da VOLUME”. :>)

    • rikyrah

      Thanks for this. I had no idea about this.

      • GreenLadyHere

        rikyrah ***BIG HUG*** – – –My Pleasure. —:>)

        B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –FATHER-Son♥ —GITTIN’ DOWN :>)

    — -Father and Son Dance to Happy at NCAA Final Four Championship Game (ORIGINAL) – -:>)

    — – –‘CAUSE — -THEY —HAPPY♥ :>)

  • qosine

    Elijah Jeremiah @theosmelek
    @MHarrisPerry fished for a @RepBarbaraLee diss of Pres @BarackObama’s Iraq policy that she didn’t get. Said Lee: PBO is doing what’s needed.

    Retweeted by PragmaticObotsUnite

    • nellcote

      don’t even get me started on MHP. She devoted as much time to OJ as she did to Freedom Summer this morning. I think she doesn’t have her priorities straight.

    • goldenstar

      She is so disappointing.

    • GreenLadyHere

      –☺http://rs448.pbsrc.com/albums/qq209/Tejrinde/Emoticons/Bow/smiley_emoticons_kinggrin_anbeten.gif~c200
      HEEY La Qosine. — -**BIG HUG*** :>) WATCHED HER! –Aaarrgg!
      – – –She trydta get someone 2 BLAME MR. PRESIDENT♥ 4 IRAQ —when she introduced the program. – –BUT nobody took the bait! –
      –In FACT – – -at one point –she said —U MEAN the President? –STILL —–EMPTY HOOK —– -WANCH!![O.K.---Prof. Wanch]

      I will NEVA —4-get her LOOK annnd STATEMENT of LAST week:- –She was INTENSE [nodding her head --eva so slightly] as her “guests” waxed da NEGATIVITY on MR. PRESIDENT♥

      When when they finished- -she said: —“U HAVE EXPRESSED MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!” –[Annnd THAT’S what she[the station] —PAID THEM 4!! — -geesh!!

      YEAH – –IMMA WATCH her —with a bucket nearby; so I can — -CALL HER da heck –OUT!!-
      –SHE IS an – —INTENSE — -HATA!!— — yuck!!!

      Good 2 C U La Qosine. :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • AxelFoley

      Please–PLEASE–GOP, get her ass. We’ll give you this one without a fight.

    • qosine

      I know, I just can’t listen to her. She’s taking her “center”
      from NOLA to Wake Forest, NC. Her stuff’s always sounded
      so 90s (to me) from day 1. I tuned in to Steve re: our tea party guy Joe Carr (TN) going up against Lamar Alexander. Since Carr lives only a few miles from me, Steve handled that story
      with an appropriate arched eyebrow. But I can’t handle MHP.
      I’ve read her story – family, professional, falling out w/West.
      She seems all about herself.

      • Miranda

        But I thought she loved NOLA? Why is she moving to Wake Forest?

        • qosine

          I wondered that, too, Miranda. Her husband ran for Mayor of NOLA and lost; then their house
          was hit by a storm. I wonder if Tulane ended
          the agreement to house her center? Or they
          think their prospects are better elsewhere?
          Both are pretty ambitious, I think. Plus they’re
          raising a child now.

          I know academics move a lot until they get tenure. She seems to operate more in the “center” world than as a member of the faculty in a designated discipline/field of study. You know what I mean?

        • goldenstar

          She’s an alum and was an assistant to Dr. Angelou. That may have added to the cachet.

          • qosine

            I didn’t know she was an assistant to Dr. Angelou, goldenstar. Cachet indeed.

  • nellcote

    Remember how one theory about Bush’s experiment in Iraq involved daddy issues? So is it coincidence or irony that PBO sent in the USS G.H.W. Bush aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf this weekend?

    • AxelFoley

      I noticed that. LOL

    • GreenLadyHere

      nellcote -Saw that 2 —–Soooo PLANNED—LOL

      —Like – –Happy Father’s Day. – – -NOW – —CLEAN UP yo son’s –MESS!! LOL

      – — -☺Master Strategist:–http://i.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01536/GARL031209_1536085a.jpg HAH!

    • TresL

      I read somewhere that it’s just a coincidence because it’s a scheduled rotation that would have happened regardless.

  • gn

    OT (warning: fairly negative subject/comment): in the course of a disagreement on another site about whether infants and prepubescent children can have a sexual identity, I just read that kids 8 years old and younger are not too young to understand “concepts” of “identity” and “attraction.” Is it just me, or has this gone utterly and completely off the rails? I admit to being really upset about this topic (adults taking advantage of kids) specifically for personal reasons, but please tell me if I’m wrong that this is some bullshit.

    • nellcote

      You seem to be talking about two different things. One is do small children personally identify as male or female. The other is are they mature enough to give consent to pedifiles. I think yes to the first and definitely no to the second.

      • gn

        Agreed; I think that kids know that they’re girls and boys. I just was floored with the claim that a child 8 or younger understands attraction and sexuality. I can’t begin to express my level of disagreement (and to be frank, disgust) with that.

        • nellcote

          Do they mean attraction to other children? Children don’t “understand” any of it, hence the exploration and learning.

          • gn

            I don’t think that these babies understand any of it either.

          • nellcote

            I do think in VERY RARE cases that some people are ‘born in the wrong body’ but that’s a different discussion.

    • qosine

      I was asking my BF about this; his background is early childhood education. He said yes, children understand
      being a boy or girl and attraction, though not sexual.
      They live in a child’s world, with no defense, nor
      understanding of the adult world. That’s why adults
      can never impose grown up sensibilities on children;
      to do otherwise, is a gross abuse of adult power.
      No consent on equal terms is remotely possible.

      • isonprize

        No consent on equal terms is remotely possible.

        This right here.

    • Miranda

      Its disgusting and sick, gn. Frankly, when I see these stories of parents letting their elementary school age kids identify as “transgender”, I wonder why they aren’t being investigated by child services.

      • nellcote

        One of my step fathers used to beat the shit out of my baby brother for playing with dolls. It didn’t work.

        • gn

          That’s child abuse. Abusers come up with all types of excuses to hurt people who are too weak to fight back. IMO that’s a totally different subject from people now trying to sexualize kids. Lots of boys played with mommy’s shoes, etc. and were never abused for that.

          • nellcote

            Of course it was abuse but it was about more than playing with dolls. I don’t know which tense to use but my brother was/became a trans-sexual. His preferences were obvious from a very young age though no one had a word for it. Some years of therapy really helped him to understand the situation.

          • gn

            But there are just as many people who grew up to be glbts and who played with GI Joe as children. I really have issues with how the gay rights movement is veering into territory involving children when this used to be solely about freedom for consenting adults. What is even the point of trying to ascribe sexual identities to little kids? I feel very strongly against this.

          • nellcote

            Those consenting adults come from somewhere, they don’t just decide to be gay. I’m unfamiliar with the type of discussions that upset you. Mostly I think parents should let their kids figure out their own sexuality and love and accept them even if it’s not what they might have wanted.

          • gn

            Heterosexuals who like to have lots of sex came from the same place—adult sexuality is just an entirely different subject. I don’t see what can justify people claiming to “know” that a prepubescent child will have this or that sexuality as an adult, or why there would even be a need to go there. We agree on a lot and I guess just have to disagree on this.

          • nellcote

            ok, I think I’m understanding better what that discussion was about and I’ve been writing at cross purposes. We don’t disagree on adults imposing sexuality on kids.

          • gn

            I think my comments weren’t written that clearly and were hard to follow. I take your points as well.

  • Aquagranny911

    Blessed evening, POU! Grandpa (Hubby) Son & Grandkiddos just burst in the door with their catch. They took Grandpa fishing for Father’s Day. He looks tired but trailing “clouds of glory.” I think he had a great time & they caught a lot of fish!

    We will be having a fish fry! Good thing I already made the salsa & have the jalapeno cornbread ready to go.

    Enjoy the rest of your day, POU Dads & all those who love them!

    • rikyrah

      enjoy the fish fry!

    • isonprize

      Sounds like y’all are about to git it in!!! (Yes, I said git!!)

    • crazycanuck

      I’m coming save a spot

    • AxelFoley

      Man, that sounds good!

    • GreenLadyHere

      —☺-http://files.shroomery.org/files/06-19/709142654-waving-cactus.gif HEEY Aquagranny911. ***BIG – –HAPPY FATHER’S DAY — -HUG** :>)

      —–Waaaaaiiiiiiit. . . . . .LOL

      – —-☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef5WEeV06mg

      – — – —- -☺http://imageenvision.com/450/23657-clip-art-graphic-of-a-green-usd-dollar-sign-cartoon-character-holding-a-knife-and-fork-by-toons4biz.jpg

      – – –B BLESSED♥ — -ENJOY your DAY♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – –“Mother Nature”—-creates a LOVELY –FATHER’S DAY –GIFT. . . .

    – – – -☺@Earth_Pics[THANKU♥] :>)

    The beautiful African Daisy pic.twitter.com/oWgs3YpbUr

    —-[VERY UNIQUE ---from all others. :>)]– – —ENJOY. :>)

    • qosine

      Wow. Beautiful African Daisy. My BF plants and grows
      beautiful flowers in the front and back yard. I’ve been
      looking at them off and on all day. Reds, blues, yellows,
      purples, with, of course with their GREEN leaves, stems,
      and grass, GreenLady. His latest project is planting
      dogwoods. Woof.

      • GreenLadyHere

        - –☺http://rs448.pbsrc.com/albums/qq209/Tejrinde/Emoticons/Bow/smiley_emoticons_kinggrin_anbeten.gif~c200

        —FLOWERS R truly a —GIFT from –“Mother Nature.”.
        How KIND of your BF. :>)

        ——☺http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/CBSA/smileyvault-cute-big-smiley-animated-025.gif

        Awwww — -thank U 4 the – –GREEEEN leaves. :>)

        ***HUG*** :>)

  • crazycanuck

    I’m watching the 2008 Presidential inauguration. Listening to the Presidents speech, watching Malia and Sasha and the First Lady and all the excitement that came with that day.

    • qosine

      Oh, what a happy day, cc.

      • crazycanuck

        Indeed it was. It’s amazing he talked about EVERYTHING he is doing now, yet people claim to be surprised.

        • qosine

          EXACTLY, cc. Same with his book Audacity of Hope. in which he laid out his plan and we see it unfold day by day over the past 6 years (at least).

          • crazycanuck

            He even talked about climate change, yet these wacko emo love to say THEY made him talk about it.

          • qosine

            I know, cc. THEY just vacuum up cash for their
            fake 501c causes. What did they think he was talking about with the farmers all over south Illinois. Of course, THEY would never do the same.

        • AxelFoley

          CACs, PUMAs and emos hear what they want to hear.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – —–LOL– —-Seeee. . .- —

    — –☺@P0TUS[THANK U♥]- —

    BREAKING: McCain accuses Obama of being soft because President won’t send tanks to Brazil to help US soccer team.
    – —LOL – – —-***smh*** :>)

    • nellcote

      for real? (just can’t tell with him anymore)

      • GreenLadyHere

        nellcote — —He’s jesting.- —:>)
        BUT – – –I ‘ON’T KNOW ’bout —mcancient. LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – —TWEETIN’ —Da Mighty —TRUTH!! – – —geesh!!

    – – — – -☺@KennettDems[THANK U♥]

    Dear frustrated and disillusioned voter:
    No… Republicans and Democrats are NOT the same!
    pic.twitter.com/12xYNvsQoc

    —–Keep PRAYIN’ 4 my –Sista-In-Texas ——She appreciates. :>)

    • qosine

      Not, not, never, never, are they the same. That’s the prog-libertarian-GOP trolls.

      • GreenLadyHere

        La Qosine — –***BIG fist bump*** – –SPEAK TRUTH!! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – –IMMA leave THIS here – —While I go annnd attend 2 my – –***allergies*** :>)

    – – — -☺http://foreverblackeffusion.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/253161_10151533992783420_1484929736_n.jpg

    • qosine

      Aww, GLH. You’re just bring them in today!

      • GreenLadyHere

        La Qosine :>)—Thank U. – —This – -DAY – – –REALLY SPECIAL. :>)

      • rikyrah

        yes she is

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
    • qosine

      Great photos. I’ve never seen these with his
      musical grandson, GLH.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – – –A HAPPY FATHER♥ —annnd DAUGHTER♥—-on any day —-:>)

    – – —☺http://ourblackstars.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Black-Father-3.png
    – — -MUCH LOVE♥ – —:>)

    • qosine

      Daddy and daughter playing in the water. Awww
      Love this photo, GreenLady:)

      • GreenLadyHere

        La Qosine —:>) —-These bring back —-FOND MEMORIES —of MY BELOVED DADDY♥ :>)

        • qosine

          Oh, GreenLady. I remember you remembering your daddy bringing in catfish and your parents dancing. From 1 Daddy’s Girl to another. ***HUG***

          • GreenLadyHere

            La Qosine♥ —-***tear/SMILES*** – – -Thank U. :>)

            — ***HUG*** :>)

          • qosine

            GreenLady♥

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — -ONE of OUR BELOVED — -TV “DAD”♥ – – —:>)

    — — -☺http://thegrio.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/slideshow-best-black-sitcoms-cosby-show.jpg?w=560

    — – — -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJPudiBap4U

    – – – – – — -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CLE_SeGjL0

    ENJOY♥ — -FOND MEMORY♥ :>)

    • TyrenM

      I had on Cosby Show marathon before the game came on.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY TyrenM — -***BIG HUG**- – –THEY will – —4-EVA – –ENTERTAIN♥ :>) – – –Love THEM :>)

        – – –☺HAPPY FATHER’S DA♥ –With — -BLESSINGS♥
        ———–♦http://www.wtv-zone.com/MaggieDe/Afroamerican/dad_child.gif
        —–U TRULY —INSPIRE. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- — -WHOA! – – –Saaaaannng! – –DADDY♥ annnd DAUGHTER.♥ :>)- –

    – — –Father-Daughter Street Performers Bring Audience to Their Feet With a Duet- – -:>)

  • Miranda

    Oh….the irony

    MA law firm specializing in foreclosures evicted after failing to pay rent

    Tables are turned for foreclosure law firm:
    Connolly, Geaney, Ablitt & Willard facing eviction, in financial disarray
    By: Brandon Gee June 12, 2014

    A law firm that profited for years by helping banks foreclose on Massachusetts homeowners is learning what it feels like to be on the receiving end of the boot.

    Woburn-based Connolly, Geaney, Ablitt & Willard employed approximately 150 people earlier this year and, at one point, billed up to $100,000 a day, according to internal documents and emails obtained by Lawyers Weekly.

    Now the well-known foreclosure firm is facing eviction following several tumultuous months that saw forensic accountants investigating its books and the firm bouncing checks, failing to pay employee insurance premiums, and laying off the majority of its lawyers, paralegals and other staff en masse. Meanwhile, a Florida whistleblower lawsuit against the firm is scheduled to go to trial later this year.

    Many of the problems surfaced with the departure of the firm’s chief financial officer, Robert F. Feige, in February. Feige’s checkered past includes numerous allegations and findings of financial misdeeds. For example, a federal consent judgment in 2009 required him to restore more than $25,000 to Michael Benes Communications’ 401(k) plan and barred him from overseeing retirement plans in the future. The U.S. Department of Labor had accused Feige of failing “to forward employee salary deferrals to the plan and to take prudent steps to collect contributions owed to the plan,” according to a DOL summary of the case.

    Read more: http://masslawyersweekly.com/2014/06/12/tables-are-turned-for-foreclosure-law-firm/#ixzz34kpnOIcT

  • nellcote

    Unforgettable Nat King Cole Natalie Cole

  • Miranda

    Very interesting video, the two soldiers of color just call it like it isNBC News: Vets speak out about Iraq http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/meet-the-press/meeting-america-texas-vets-speak-out-on-iraq-281605187560

    • Alma98

      They get it. The other guy talking about finishing what we started can take his ass back if that’s what he wants.

  • rikyrah

    Terry Crews says every child needs a father, and is pummeled for it on TV | Black Like Moi
    June 15, 2014

    Is the war between men and women so bad that a man can’t even say that a child needs to have a father? What if a someone said that kids don’t need their mothers, would we have the same reaction.

    It’s father’s day, so maybe fathers need to be given the respect they deserve, instead of being lumped together as a pack of deadbeats and degenerates. Terry Crews appeared on The View where this disturbing exchange took place. For those of you that have good dads, do you value him or is he worthless? Read more:

    The world is heavily politicized, and people are picking their camps. They are also fighting over even the smallest issues in the gender wars and there is no end in sight. Actor Terry Crews was taken to task during an episode of “The View” recently when speaking about the importance of children having a father.

    In the clip below, Crews says that a father gives many important things to you a child, including his inheritance of a legacy, his confidence and his name. But he’s not talking about the words behind the name. Instead, he is referring to the identity that children keep with them when they go through life.

    Mothers are precious and necessary in the life of a child, most people would agree with that. Would it be wrong to say the same thing about fathers?

    During the debate, Sherri Shepherd comes to Terry’s defense.

    http://naturallymoi.com/2014/06/uncategorized/terry-crews-says-every-child-needs-a-father-and-is-pummeled-for-it-on-tv-black-like-moi/

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- — –TWEETIN – – –Da Mighty —TRUTH :>) – –

    – – – –☺@JeffersonObama[THANK U♥]

    Sunday Political talk shows look like Sunday Brunch line ups at 7 AM. ..old white men with black socks and sandals.

    — –Lemme —go find that RECENT STUDY. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — — -Luvin’ the GENERATIONAL PICS♥—:>)

    ——☺@Dreamdefenders[THANK U♥] :>)

    To every generation of #fathers and future fathers, with all our love: Wishing you a happy #FathersDay. pic.twitter.com/Akt3cKnHKX

    — BLESS ALL♥ —AMEN♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM: — –[Apologies iff a dup] –MR. PRESIDENT –ALWAYS on his JOB :>)

    —–Obama Intervenes to End Philadelphia Transit Strike- –

    ——-Commuter rail service in the Philadelphia area was restored early today, just hours after workers returned to their jobs following a brief strike that was ended when President Barack Obama intervened, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority officials said. SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams says all workers scheduled for morning shifts today showed up and “some lines with early run starts, such as the Airport Line, are rolling. Regional Rail is back.” The last regional rail strike, in 1983, lasted more than three months.
    THERE IS MORE- —–

    —- ——–THANK U SIR♥ – – –
    Waitin’ 4 da HATAS- —in 5 – — -4 – — -3 – – – -2 – –1

  • TyrenM

    Happy Father’s Day POU Dads! I hope you had great days. I have.

    Miranda, Ya boyz are done. Put a fork in em. D Wade can retire now. Missing layups??? Battier. Haslem. All can go. Ray? He can stay another year.

    I say this looking at SA old men.

    • Alma98

      Happy Father’s Day Tyren!

    • Miranda

      Melo to Miami!!!

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

        >:-(

    • GreenLadyHere

      - -HEEY TyrenM – –***BIG HUG** :>)
      — — HAPPY FATHER’S DAY♥ –http://www.musefinds.com/AnAfroKinStore/BlackFigurines/17167.jpg

      – —THANK U 4 SHARING♥ :>) —B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • qosine

      Happy Father’s Day, Tyren!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- —“Mother Nature – –HONORS – -DR. MAYA♥- –

    – – – -☺@SciencePorn[THANK U♥] :>)

    Amazing rainbow over Mount Everest. pic.twitter.com/t0m0a2ZIiQ

    —-☺http://dontgiveupworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Quote-Try-be-a-Rainbow-in-someone-else-Cloud-by-Maya-Angelou.png

    — –4-EVER in OUR HEARTS♥ —AMEN♥ – – :>)

  • crazycanuck

    Wow, Tony Blair is getting roasted on Twitter

    • jds09

      Blair actually said, ” we have to liberate ourselves from the notion that we (U.S. and Britain) have caused this” referring to the current state of Iraq. I guess that’s what you need to tell yourself to sleep at night. I bet he and W chat on the phone regularly with bs like this. smh

      • crazycanuck

        He should really do like Bush and stay quiet.

  • Alma98

    LOL I had the morning thread and the afternoon open and ended up posting in the wrong thread lol.

    • crazycanuck

      I do that all the time lol.

      • Alma98

        LOL

    • GreenLadyHere

      —-HEEY Alma —-LOL- – — -***BIG fist bump*** – –
      –Oohhhh —HOW MANY TIMES. — -:>) –Good 2 C U. :>)

      • Alma98

        Good to see you too GLH lol. ***BIG fist bump***

      • Alma98

        Good to see you too GLH lol. ***BIG fist bump***

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – -DANG! – – -DANG! – – – –

    – – – -☺@NewsBreaker[THANK U♥]

    3 killed, including gunman, after man opens fire during high school reunion at Illinois sports bar http://bit.ly/1qSCqkV – @nbcchicago

    • Alma98

      SMH, just madness.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – -DANG! – – -DANG! – – – –

    – – – -☺@NewsBreaker[THANK U♥]

    3 killed, including gunman, after man opens fire during high school reunion at Illinois sports bar http://bit.ly/1qSCqkV – @nbcchicago

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

    Damn! The Heat are getting they ass whooped! Did somebody put roots on them?

  • Miranda
  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ –BWAHAHA — – – -WHAT took him so LONG??? LOL

    – —☺http://www.politicususa.com/2014/06/15/eric-cantor-blames-president-obama-primary-defeat.html

    — –GET a NEW —POLLSTER —annnd POTTY!! – ☺http://www.mytinyphone.com/uploads/users/dannireader/357419.gif
    – -LOL!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – – — ***Tears/SMILES*** —HOW INSPIRING – – -BLESS HIM♥- -:>)

    – – –New Orleans teen changes his life with art- – -:>)

    – – – -[***waves @ lamh36***]–

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – -HONORING — — –MEN DANCING♥ – -:>)

    — – —☺@HumanAfrica[THANK U♥]
    Samburu dance – Kenya photo by Eric Lafforgue. #Africa #HumansofAfrica pic.twitter.com/cK9YTc04AW

    – —☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM3LXzJYHEI

    ————☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bboJsFVa58

    —–☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf1fgCe0Aig

    – —SURPRISE: :>) — -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MuUihcAXUE

    – – — – There’s been an – –EVOLUTION – –in some quarters. :>)
    [Accidentally found this while searching 4 -TRADITIONAL --dancers. ---I fell out laffin' :>)]

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – – -HAH!- –***BIGGEST – -fist bump***

    – – —☺@gregpinelo[THANK U♥]

    On a scale of one to ten, my interest in anything John McCain says about Iraq today is minus eleventy hundred bazookabillion. —LOL

    —U’ALL come —GIT-YER father!! geesh!

  • TyrenM

    Tim Duncan’s daughter hams it up for post-game interview cameras.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – —HAPPY FATHER♥- — -HAPPY CHILDREN♥ :>)

    – – –☺@NewsBreaker[THANK U♥]

    Pretty awesome Father’s Day moment for Tim Duncan, celebrating with his kids. (@SportsCenter) pic.twitter.com/vodqq2Ih6v

    – – – — -BLESS ALL♥ :>) AMEN♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    - — -☺Dear POU FAM♥ —-WISHING U A GOOD NIGHT annnd BLESSED SWEET DREAMS♥-♥

    – – – ——☺UNTIL. . . — -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCPzymT5n1U

    – -☺http://www.pics22.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/may-your-night-be-beautiful-peaceful.gif

    – —-PRAYING 4 ALL♥ –[Especially FATHERS♥] AMEN♥ :>)

    – – –Awww. . .:>) –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mx8ZBcc1U4

    • qosine

      Good Night, GreenLady.
      Thank you for all your wonderful photos today. — qosine

      • GreenLadyHere

        —☺

        –La Qosine♥ —***HUGS** – –My Pleasure. :>)