August 20, 2017

Sunday Afternoon Thread: Mellencamp Week

Yes dammit! I love some John Cougar Mellencamp!

Hurts So Good

Ain’t Even Done With The Night

Hand To Hold On To

  • Alma98

    Afternoon all, I love me some JCM too Miranda lol.

    • Miranda

      I knew I wouldn’t be alone!

      • JojoRaze

        My name JojoRaze and I too love John Cougar Mellencamp!.

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      I’m sorry but I cracked up at he died lol.

      • rikyrah

        Me too

        • Alma98

          hahahaha!!!

    • The Shy Lurker

      She’s got six lives to live; he has none.
      Oopsie!

  • nellcote
    • rikyrah

      I love this story

  • Miranda

    ICYMI…and all it boils down too is, they want to know why can’t the GOP just figure out how to let THEM keep Obamacare and make only the black and brown folks go without?
    https://twitter.com/jmartNYT/status/843459926915796992

    • Kennymack1971

      What we’ve been saying around here forever…

      They don’t really believe in small/limited government and they never have.

      They like government handouts just fine.

      They just don’t want the coloreds getting any of those benefits.

      The New Deal, Social Security, the GI Bill, publicly funded schools, Medicare and Medicaid…They didn’t mind those programs one bit….As long as the colored folk were frozen out of them.

      They need to stop being fake.

      • rikyrah

        TRUTH

    • rikyrah

      Hmmph

    • Alma98
    • rikyrah

      When you remind them that the GOP took over 50 votes for repeal….And ask them what they thought that meant….

      Gymnastics ensues, as to why fat meat ain’t greasy.

      • Alma98

        It also proves that they think they deserve stuff for simply being white. Hard working my ass!

  • nellcote
  • rikyrah

    Sugar high

  • nellcote
  • Kennymack1971
    • aleth

      ONE FRAUD to another, I guess

      So bernie running in 2020 or an acolyte of him. Fuck all these 2520 fraudgressive including Shaun scam artist king

    • Miranda

      Why is he still here?!?

  • aleth
    • nellcote

      built with that good russian steel

  • nellcote
    • Miranda

      Has there been any national coverage of this at all??

      • nellcote

        noticed that stories of visa/cpb issues are reported locally. but there are a lot of these stories nationwide. no one’s put them together to see the possible pattern. I can’t tell if there are orders from above or if it’s just a do whatever you want policy.

    • I wonder what Marcia Dyson has to say about this, since she said 45 would do better for Africa.

    • rikyrah

      uh huh

    • The Shy Lurker

      You don’t say…

  • nellcote
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  • GreenLadyHere

    – —Good Afternoon- -miranda♄/POU FAM♄- -:>) **BIG HUG** :>)- – -John MELLENCAMP♄- – -STR8 – — -ROCKS IT.!!- – –— -Yaaassa- — Miranda♄ — -LooKin’ FORWARD- – –>- – -:>)

    — – -â˜șENJOY♄— http://cdn2.tmbi.com/TOH/Images/Photos/37/300×300/exps3443_CX0577C51C.jpg

    — – — -B BLESSED♄—SAFE♄— – WARM♄– -PRAYERFUL♄– -RESISTANT♄- -:>)

    – – –â˜șhttp://memeblender.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/funny-gifs-cat-plays-guitar.gif
    LOL — – ROCK IT!! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄— YES!- — Rep. BARBARA- -LEE- – –STAYS– -FIRED- -UP!!– – :>)

    — – -â˜șhttps://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/843555429259116544

    WAYTA– Goooo. . . :>)

  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄– -Jus’ heard somebody ax people onda street what they think about – -Gorsuch.- —

    MY ONLY thought– –NO!—A SWAMP DWELLER– -Nominated by – -“IT!!”– – – -geesh!!

  • Miranda

    They had nothing better to do??
    https://twitter.com/ABC/status/843535549243822089

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄– –Some- — -Good Newz— -NEGATIVITY!!– –
    —-â˜șPoll: Trump approval hits new low http://hill.cm/qfDIxNG

    – — –President Trump’s job approval rating has dropped to a new low of 37 percent, according to the latest Gallup tracking poll.

    Only 37 percent of respondents approve of the job the president is doing, compared to 58 percent who disapprove.

    The daily results are based on interviews with about 1,500 adults. The margin of error is 3 percent.

    The drop comes as Republicans pitch the GOP healthcare plan, seeking to rally members behind their proposal to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

    NOW- – –WATCHIN’- – 4 -Some — -NEGATIVE ACTIONS!!! Against “IT”/Nominees!!!- – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄- – – HMPH!!- – —2 –BAD!! — – — NOT SAD!!– –

    – – –â˜șhttps://twitter.com/DandelionDollar/status/843536072571154432

    – — ELECTIONS- – – -Have– — CONSEQUENCES- – -THIS was – –BAD!!– –

    – – – -Annnd– -http://mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Dont-Even-Care-Asian-Dance.gif

  • jziglar

    Remember everyone like Uncle Steve Harvey said “Black people need to start respecting Trump”. Uncle Steve is tired of you calling his master horrible names, and please don’t pick on his whore. LOL! I should have listened to my sister when she said a while ago that Steve Harvey ain’t shit. I was indifferent to him, but he’s been showing his true colors.

  • nellcote

    Oliver Farry‏ @ofarry

    RIP Jimmy Breslin. His description of Rudy Giuliani – “a short man in search of a balcony” – is one of the all-time great put-downs.

  • nellcote

    altEPA‏ @altUSEPA

    MI Gov. Snyder thinks Flint’s lead levels are okay enough to withhold $2m from Flint, but bad enough to take Fed $100m.

  • lamh

    Finally getting round to watch Dr Strange missed it in the theatre. rented it today. if i like it maybe I’ll add it to my collection.

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/01/91/e1/0191e10a86e692cf6f4f6bd660dd24c3.gif

    • Miranda

      That’s a damn ostrich!!! I ain’t believing that’s a chicken!!!

      • Aquagranny911

        Huge suckers but they are chickens. I don’t know the variety. Believe this, the big one is a really young rooster who probably doesn’t have all his “growth yet.”

        • nellcote

          with claws covered in feathers so he looks all fluffy and innocent instead of the killer he is LOL

          • Aquagranny911

            Yeah, but his spurs are just starting to grow & so is his crest. Years ago we adopted a rooster who started out as one of those chicks they sold for kiddos at Easter. He turned out huge like this one but not as feathery fluffy. We named him Colonel Sanders. He was a sweetie & so much fun. My Papi used to give him rides in his pick up truck. The Colonel would sit right next to him in the front of the truck & enjoy the ride.

        • Alma98

          It’s a Brahma lol.

          • Aquagranny911

            Well dang, Alma! It must have been born from a mating between a chicken and one of those Brahma cattle. Who could have thunk that!

          • Alma98

            hahahahahaha!!!!

          • Alma98

            I knew because of the NC garden guy on PBS. He shows different varieties of chickens & ducks sometimes on his show.

          • Aquagranny911

            You are so smart! Did they tell you the origins? We are starting to get a lot of interesting varieties here from other countries. An old rancher I like has quite a “collection” but nothing like this. I will have to tell him.

          • Alma98

            I believe it’s they’re originally from an Asian country. Let me google to be sure.

    • Alma98
      • Miranda

        ____________________OMG____________perfect!

  • lamh

    Mads Mikkelsen has an itriguing face…alot of sharp edges. He literally goes from odd yet intriguing to intriguingly sexy at diff angles.

    #DrStrange
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0eda5c4d4f9bc6654347d3dc4f60280ed72eea5a1135afb7a3044dff60b145af.jpg

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄—YES.– – #TeamObama♄- – — — EMERGIN’. . . :>)

    – – -â˜șhttps://twitter.com/CNN/status/843468628443971585

    [HAIR- -Still- — In PLACE♄]– – :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄ – -HMPH!_ – — RECEIPTS!— -“IT’s”– -GROWS– -Daily!!— –

    — – -â˜șhttps://twitter.com/Amy_Siskind/status/843161514869768192

    – – –Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember.
    Week 18: https://goo.gl/3We2pd

    — K’MON- – -KARMA!!- – — GIT- -IT!!!- –

  • lamh
  • crazycanuck1503

    Love mellencamp

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄–YES.- —Good PARODY’Draggin’- – -“IT”— –

    – – -â˜șhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEXrgkaBSvU

    GIT!- – -“IT”- —In Any Way. . .By ANY MEANS. . .

    • jds09

      Too funny. lol

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY jds09. :>)- — **BIG HUG** :>)- –i KNOW- HUH?—LOL

        People have NO- – -CHILL. . .- – -NONE. :>)–

        Good 2 C U♄ :>)- – -B BLESSED♄ :>)

  • lamh

    Why is it when white men in films are desperate, down & out & seeking spiritual guidance the first thing they give up is shaving
    #DrStrange

  • crazycanuck1503

    KnowYourObama Retweeted

    1h
    Kyle Griffin‏ @kylegriffin1
    This is a real billboard in Phoenix.

    The owner says it will stay up as long as Trump is president (link: http://bit.ly/2n2nyaf) bit.ly/2n2nyaf

  • lamh

    Can we talk about Benedict Cumberbatch’s American accent…I mean…
    #DrStrange

    http://sm.pcmag.com/pcmag_au/photo/r/rap-battle/rap-battle-pursed-lips_kwt3.gif

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄– – YES>- — “Auntie Maxine Waters♄”– – -Stayin’- – -On – –“IT”/budget. .— –

    – – — â˜șhttps://twitter.com/cheddar/status/843462088689254400
    – — . . “We have been presented with a budget that’s gonna wreak havoc on this country.”– —

    – – -WAYTA—Goooo. . . :)>

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄– –YES.- — RESISTANTS♄- – — STANDING- – -STRONG. . – —
    – –â˜șKyle Griffin‏

    From W.H. pool report: “Closer to the airport a group of protesters lined street…One sign read: ‘Russian Headquarters aka Mar-A-Lago’.”—–HAH!- – —

  • Miranda

    My sister works for the CDC where morale is at an all-time low. They have a conference this week where they had to have meetings on what they can and cannot say because the tobacco industry sends people to hear what they say. They do this every year, but this is the first year where what they say might have negative consequences for THEM, since the tobacco industry has a friend in the HHS Secretary. She said people are pissed. One division that works in studying sexual assaults, lost their funding already for studying sexual assaults on college campuses – because in some literature they said the word “rape” too many times. (I’m not making this up). They also get these morning emails from Tom Price talking about all the good going on – and he puts all these links from Fox News videos in these emails. Everybody has figured out how to send that shit straight to junk mail so they don’t even have to look at that crap.

    A friend that works for the USDA says they’ve also been getting those emails from Tom Price. He is a field biologist and says they have been told half of them will be laid off possibly because there isn’t a priority with this administration to make sure the fruits and vegetables growing in this country OR coming INTO this country are actually safe.

    Godspeed.

    • goldenstar

      Ugh. Thanks for posting.

    • nellcote

      they’re probably tracking who actually opens the emails.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      My God.

    • rikyrah

      uh uh uh

    • JojoRaze

      Wow…what an awful time to be a federal government worker. No support or encouragement from your boss at all.

    • Aquagranny911

      Dang! No more words. I am so glad my Hubby is retired out of gov work now. His area was algae which can be a great benefit or a toxin depending on the species. He would be losing his mind with this.

      My Daughter does cancer research & she is very worried. Bush cut cancer research badly but she fears that Dumpster will eviscerate it irreparably. She was offered a job in Germany & is considering taking it.

      • BoomerGal

        I encourage anybody who can get out to go.

        • Aquagranny911

          It isn’t easy Boom. She has three young kiddos, a husband with a career he loves & she doesn’t want to go so far away from Fam. One of the reasons they moved 3 years ago to where they live now is so she can be close to her youngest sister who has fragile health. Daughter does a lot for her sister, including often caring for her sister’s kiddos. This would be no easy decision.

          • BoomerGal

            I’m sure for anyone who has established roots.

    • The Shy Lurker

      Damn him.
      Damn this regime.
      Damn the punk ass media.
      Damn his fuck ass supporters.

      Dammit!
      Dammit!
      Dammit!

    • aleth

      we are fucked

    • lamh

      Wow…I really dodged a bullet with that CDC job I was offerred.

      The Lord works in mysterious ways.

    • lamh

      from what I understand, the only departments that are still doing active hiring and are less worried in the VA, particularly the VA hospitals

  • nellcote

    Ari Melber‏Verified account @AriMelber

    Just in: Sen Blumenthal says he’s prepared to filibuster and “use every tool” to stop Judge Gorsuch confirmation.

    On #ThePoint

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄- – –CONDOLENCES/PRAYERS- – – R IN Order as The Family RECEIVES- –A$$i$TANCE♄. .– –

    – – –â˜șhttps://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/843562225440899074

    – – – -RIHEP♄- – – -AMEN♄– –

  • Aquagranny911

    Hola POU! OT of anything but I think my whole neighborhood is going loco. First it was the “drive by fruiting” of a week ago & last night one of the neighbors shot at her husband. Apparently they are splitting the blanket quite literally since he cut their bedspread in half & tried to leave with it when he took his belongings. The woman took serious issue with that & unloaded a gun as he tried to drive away. She managed to kill his truck radiator & put a couple through the windshield but missed him. He got away. She was arrested.

    Jeeze Loweez, my Peeps! Can’t you solve relationship issues without this? What happened to just screaming, swearing, grabbing the tops of your heads & throwing a few dishes? Dios!

    • BoomerGal

      Hey, AG! Nerves are frayed.

      • Aquagranny911

        Verdad. Zena & I were home alone. Hubby is off with his best buds doing Hubby things. We did hear the shots but looked at each other & said “Nah” & went back to sleep. I got most of the 411 from neighbors this morning. SIGH!!!

        • BoomerGal

          Follow her lead!! LOL!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄—RESISTANTS– — CALLIN’- -OUT — –Lyin’ ryan!!!— –

    – — -â˜șhttps://twitter.com/StopTheSpeaker/status/843588749900611584

    – —If Paul Ryan’s TrumpCare plan passes, rural Wisconsin will pay the price – literally– –

    — – –USED- — annnd- – -PLAYED- – — -annnnd- –YA —KNOW- – –NUTHIN’. . .!!– – –

    – —**waves @ alma** :>)

    • rikyrah

      too bad. not sad

      • GreenLadyHere

        rikyrah — –USED annnd PLAYED– —

        – – – -â˜șhttp://mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Dont-Even-Care-Asian-Dance.gif

  • goldenstar

    Keepin’ it 100.

    Debunking a Myth: The Irish Were Not Slaves, Too

    It has shown up on Irish trivia Facebook pages, in Scientific American magazine, and on white nationalist message boards: the little-known story of the Irish slaves who built America, who are sometimes said to have outnumbered and been treated worse than slaves from Africa.

    But it’s not true.

    Historians say the idea of Irish slaves is based on a misreading of history and that the distortion is often politically motivated. Far-right memes have taken off online and are used as racist barbs against African-Americans. “The Irish were slaves, too,” the memes often say. “We got over it, so why can’t you?”

    A small group of Irish and American scholars has spent years pushing back on the false history. Last year, 82 Irish scholars and writers signed an open letter denouncing the Irish slave myth and asking publications to stop mentioning it. Some complied, removing or revising articles that referenced the false claims, but the letter’s impact was limited.

    Fact vs. Fiction

    The Irish slave narrative is based on the misinterpretation of the history of indentured servitude, which is how many poor Europeans migrated to North America and the Caribbean in the early colonial period, historians said.

    Without a doubt, life was bad for indentured servants. They were often treated brutally. Not all of them entered servitude willingly. Some were political prisoners. Some were children.

    “I’m not saying it was pleasant or anything — it was the opposite — but it was a completely different category from slavery,” said Liam Hogan, a research librarian in Ireland who has spearheaded the debunking effort. “It was a transitory state.”

    The legal differences between indentured servitude and chattel slavery were profound, according to Matthew Reilly, an archaeologist who studies Barbados. Unlike slaves, servants were considered legally human. Their servitude was based on a contract that limited their service to a finite period of time, usually about seven years, in exchange for passage to the colonies. They did not pass their unfree status on to descendants.

    Contemporary accounts in Ireland sometimes referred to these people as slaves, Mr. Hogan said. That was true in the sense that any form of coerced labor can be described as slavery, from Ancient Rome to modern-day human trafficking. But in colonial America and the Caribbean, the word “slavery” had a specific legal meaning. Europeans, by definition, were not included in it.

    “An indenture implies two people have entered into a contract with each other but slavery is not a contract,” said Leslie Harris, a professor of African-American history at Northwestern University. “It is often about being a prisoner of war or being bought or sold bodily as part of a trade. That is a critical distinction.”

    ‘The Irish Were Slaves, Too.’

    The memes sometimes pop up in apolitical settings, like history trivia websites, but their recent spread has mirrored escalating racial and political tension in the United States, Mr. Hogan said. Central to the memes is the notion that historians and the media are covering up the truth. He said he has received death threats from Americans for his work.

    “These memes are the No. 1 derailment people use when they talk about the slave trade,” he said. “Look in any race-related or slavery-related news story from the last two years and someone will mention it in the comments.”

    The memes often have common elements: the false claim that Irish people were enslaved in America or the Caribbean after the 1649 British invasion of Ireland led by Oliver Cromwell; the false claim that Irish slaves were cheaper and treated worse than African slaves; the false claim that Irish women were forcibly “bred” with black men.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/us/irish-slaves-myth.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=c-column-middle-span-region&region=c-column-middle-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-middle-span-region

    • jds09

      This is a keeper.

    • BoomerGal

      Thanks, goldenstar. I’ve fought against this myth many times and glad to see it’s getting some traction.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄- – –ANSWER:- – –‘CAUSE– – He’s- – LYIN’- – ryan!!

    — -â˜șhttps://twitter.com/StopTheSpeaker/status/843574212946214912

    — —.@SpeakerRyan, why did you break your health care promise to the American people? https://www.stopthespeaker.com/petition/

    HOPE this AD is goin’ FAR annnnd WIDE!!– –

  • nellcote
  • Miranda

    Very good read by a former Republican, breaking down what he calls, “Socialism for White People.”
    ————————
    Unspeakable Realities Block Universal Health Coverage In America

    excerpt:
    When it seems like people are voting against their interests, I have probably failed to understand their interests. We cannot begin to understand Election 2016 until we acknowledge the power and reach of socialism for white people.

    Americans with good jobs live in a socialist welfare state more generous, cushioned and expensive to the public than any in Europe. Like a European system, we pool our resources to share the burden of catastrophic expenses, but unlike European models, our approach doesn’t cover everyone.

    Like most of my neighbors I have a good job in the private sector. Ask my neighbors about the cost of the welfare programs they enjoy and you will be greeted by baffled stares. All that we have is “earned” and we perceive no need for government support. Nevertheless, taxpayers fund our retirement saving, health insurance, primary, secondary, and advanced education, daycare, commuter costs, and even our mortgages at a staggering public cost. Socialism for white people is all-enveloping, benevolent, invisible, and insulated by the nasty, deceptive notion that we have earned our benefits by our own hand.

    My family’s generous health insurance costs about $20,000 a year, of which we pay only $4,000 in premiums. The rest is subsidized by taxpayers. You read that right. Like virtually everyone else on my block who isn’t old enough for Medicare or employed by the government, my family is covered by private health insurance subsidized by taxpayers at a stupendous public cost. Well over 90% of white households earning over the white median income (about $75,000) carried health insurance even before the Affordable Care Act. White socialism is nice if you can get it.

    Companies can deduct the cost of their employees’ health insurance while employees are not required to report that benefit as income. That results in roughly a $400 billion annual transfer of funds from state and federal treasuries to insurers to provide coverage for the Americans least in need of assistance. This is one of the defining features of white socialism, the most generous benefits go to those who are best suited to provide for themselves. Those benefits are not limited to health care.

    more here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrisladd/2017/03/13/unspeakable-realities-block-universal-health-coverage-in-the-us/#280df4b3186a

    • BoomerGal

      Outstanding.

    • rikyrah

      bravo

      • Miranda

        He broke it down so well, there were points I’d never thought about.

    • goldenstar

      He has a blog that has interesting posts.

    • rikyrah

      BOOM

      By funding government programs with tax credits and deductions rather
      than spending, we have created an enormous social safety net that grows
      ever more generous as household incomes rise. It is important to note,
      though, that you need not be wealthy to participate. All you need to
      gain access to socialism for white people is a good corporate or
      government job. That fact helps explain how this welfare system took
      shape sixty years ago, why it was originally (and still overwhelmingly)
      white, and why white Rust Belt voters showed far more enthusiasm for
      Donald Trump than for Bernie Sanders. White voters are not interested in
      democratic socialism. They want to restore their access to a more
      generous and dignified program of white socialism.

      • Miranda

        Could not possibly be said any simpler or better.

      • BoomerGal

        There it is.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄—**GENTLE– Sigh** :>) –SHARIN’– The LOVE annnd KIND MANNERS..– -:>)

    — –â˜șhttps://twitter.com/MatthewACherry/status/843535041938378752

    – — -COMMENTS♄– – @MatthewACherry So much love in that minute and a half.

    — – —@MatthewACherry TOO CUTE. Also, her mom should teach a class on how to raise a child with impeccable manners!

    @MatthewACherry This mother is so flawlessly patient and loving.

    Gotta “bounce” 4 a minute. C Ya soon♄. .

  • lamh

    I don’t know how the hell he did it but Mads Mikkelsen is actin the shit out of this role, even with that damn eye makeup
    #DrStrange

    https://twitter.com/psddluva4evah/status/843601847399145473

  • nellcote
    • Miranda

      “On all of my prior trips, I was greeted by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers with a warm smile and the usual, “Welcome home sir”. Not this time.
      […]
      but maybe fear and detention is the new mission of the CBP and the Constitution is a mere suggestion.”
      ———————-
      It’s like all of the CBP and ICE agents have had a chip implanted that’s been activated to turn them into the Gestapo.

      • nellcote

        yes, that’s my question. is this abuse of power an order from above or are they lacking leadership and left on their own.

        • Miranda

          It’s like overnight they became complete GOONS. I have to believe its a combo, order from above AND some of them always wanted to display this abuse of power and even without explicit orders, believed they got the greenlight on Nov 8th 2016.

    • rikyrah

      Hmmph

    • rikyrah

      This experience has left me feeling vulnerable and unsure of the future
      of a country that was once great and that I proudly called my own. This
      experience makes me question if this is indeed home. My freedoms were
      restricted, and I cannot be sure it won’t happen again, and that it
      won’t happen to my family, my children, the next time we travel abroad.
      This country now feels cold, unwelcoming, and in the beginning stages of
      a country that is isolating itself from the rest of the world – and its
      own people – in an unprecedented fashion. High levels of hate and
      injustice have been felt in vulnerable communities for decades-it is now
      hitting the rest of America.

      • BoomerGal

        Yup!

  • lamh

    ok…the chase sequence throught the mirror dimension was pretty cool, but my brain was like
    #DrStrange

    https://media.tenor.co/images/f2f79ab9b8d8ce96116a82be6bf6ba8b/tenor.gif

  • nellcote
  • Miranda

    Now yall just imagine if this was the black wife of any coach in the tournament.
    ——————–
    The wife of Wichita State Shockers head coach Gregg Marshall apparently got pretty out of hand during the team’s loss against Kentucky today.

    According to several reports, security paid Lynn Marshall three visits over the course of the Shockers second round NCAA tourney game.
    https://twitter.com/kennedy_hardman/status/843552703632588803
    https://twitter.com/kennedy_hardman/status/843558678859059202
    more here: http://brobible.com/sports/article/wichita-states-coachs-wife-lynn/2/

  • Miranda

    Like he got his own theme music!

  • lamh

    Alright…I enjoyed #DrStrange. Gotta say though, I can’t imagine it being more than a standalone film in the MCU…a sequel/trilogy..meh

  • Aquagranny911

    Most ordinary people are really bad shots especially when shooting at a moving target. I take my humor where I can get it & I’m glad no one was hurt.

  • Aquagranny911

    A cop told me once years ago that whenever they went to a crime scene that was shot up with multiple bullets they always looked for the woman. He said when a woman picks up a gun she doesn’t stop at one shot, she empties the whole thing & it is luck if one actually hits her target.

    I don’t know. I just want my neighbors to STOP!

    • The Shy Lurker

      I find that fascinating.
      It makes sense that women in general could empty the whole Damn chamber or clip.
      Hmmm…

      • Aquagranny911

        If I had to shoot some one to protect myself & picked up a gun I can tell you that is exactly what I would do. I don’t play.

        • The Shy Lurker

          Yes!

  • Alma98

    I wouldn’t know but my mom said they tasted like chicken just big. She said they got as big as turkeys.

    • Aquagranny911

      So, that breed has been around awhile? I never rand across it but our chickens here tend to be a bit lean & mean to deal with the harsher weather & the predators.

      • Alma98

        I just googled to be sure and they came from China in 1850.

        • Aquagranny911

          Interesting. Probably too large & too feathery to do well here. Any self respecting bobcat would have that rooster for din din in an AZ second. Or it would collapse from our heat in the summer.

          • Alma98

            Here you go AG. The show I was watching was P.Allen Smith’s show. According to wiki they are hardy birds. They just started farming smaller birds because they were easier.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahma_chicken

          • nellcote

            and less dangerous 😉

          • Alma98

            yep lol

          • Alma98

            There was a bobcat in the hood here in Jan.

          • Aquagranny911

            Dang! It could go for your little doggie no matter how fierce he thinks he is. Keep an eye out. Bobcats like to attack from trees etc. They will watch & then jump.

          • Alma98

            He was 33 blocks away from us. Also my dog only goes out for walks and potty in winter lol. He ain’t feeling the cold weather hahaha.

          • Aquagranny911

            A warm weather doggie, I feel him too. It sucks to be cold. Zena doesn’t like cold weather either. She is an AZ chica through & through!

          • Alma98

            Yeah he’s from Kinston, NC lol.

  • Alma98

    I knew she and Stan would choke. This tourny was one big choke fest lol.

    • The Shy Lurker

      I don’t trust her.
      She, like Stan tend to fold if they are favored.
      Up a set and a Damn break against a player she should beat. Ugh!
      I can’t for the life of me have no explanation why Stan can only beat Federer on Parisian clay.

      Did Djokovic really withdraw from Miami? That men’s draw better produce a new champion this week. lol. Nadal has lost four finals I think. I still don’t want to see him win. Hehe.

      • Alma98

        Yeah he withdrew. I’m tired of BD too hahaha.
        And Stan smh.

        • The Shy Lurker

          Like always, pulling for Venus. The draw would need to open up for her tbh.
          I’m hoping Kyrgios will take it.

  • nellcote
    • Alma98

      More nazi shit, damn you white folks!

    • goldenstar

      Good. The sooner they consume each other, the better. Freakin’ cannibals.

    • Miranda

      “This shadow government of political appointees with the title of senior White House adviser is embedded at every Cabinet agency, with offices in or just outside the secretary’s suite. The White House has installed at least 16 of the advisers at departments including Energy and Health and Human Services and at some smaller agencies such as NASA, according to records first obtained by ProPublica through a Freedom of Information Act request.”

      The “beachhead” teams that Propublica wrote about. This shit is insane and should be completely unacceptable, but we have a GOP that WANTS to run this country like Stalin. There is no recourse from this shit happening short of a military coup.

    • conlakappa

      Creepersville.

    • nellcote

      Matthew Yglesias‏Verified account @mattyglesias

      Interesting note here about the political commissars is they report to Rick Dearborn (i.e. Jeff Sessions) not Trump.

  • Alma98

    LOL

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
    • The Shy Lurker

      Too true!

  • Alma98

    LOL

  • Alma98

    hahahaha! Hey is Sveta dating serial killer looking Gabashvili or is it just a support thing? I saw him in her box.

    • The Shy Lurker

      I have absolutely no idea who she’s ever dated.
      However, it is an unspoken (grain of salt…) that she’s a lesbian.

      • Alma98

        I thought she was but hey you never know lol.

        • The Shy Lurker

          I do too. She keeps it private.
          If she’s still living in Russia…

          • Alma98

            uh huh, be back in a bit gotta do the dishes lol.

          • The Shy Lurker

            Me too! lol

  • BoomerGal

    Gorsuch, a Conservative Firebrand in College, Evolved Into a Conciliator https://www.wsj.com/

  • Kennymack1971

    This piece breaks down everything we’ve been saying around here….
    https://twitter.com/skepticalbrotha/status/843585365097283587

    • Miranda

      Oh yes! It was posted downthread. This guy really broke it down…how socialism is FINE if its for WHITE PEOPLE ONLY. They only object when black and brown have access to it too.

      • Kennymack1971

        That’s why Bernie and his White leftist fan club are wasting time thinking they can fix everything yelling about Democratic socialism and single payer. That’s not want these White folks want

        • Miranda

          Exactly, because what these white people want is for US to get out of these nice air conditioned offices and back in the fields or cleaning their homes or other menial low skilled labor jobs with no benefits. They do not want us having the same tax credits or employer based benefits or stability as them.

      • rikyrah

        and

        he.spelled.it.out!!!

    • nathkatun7

      Excellent article! Thanks for sharing it.

  • nellcote
    • The Shy Lurker

      Echoing rikyrah: This is who they are.

  • Kennymack1971

    Matt Stoker already hollering about that Forbes article calling the author a fool and blasting anybody who agrees with it lol.

    • Miranda

      He really needs his ass whupped. He’s a spoiled ass fool.

    • rikyrah

      hmmph

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄- —This – -RESISTANT♄- – – -READY 4 –ACTION♄–– –

    – – –â˜șhttps://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/843631289278324736

    WATCHIN’- – –him annnnd Others. . .

    • TyrenM

      If?

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY TyrenM.—-:>) **BIG HUG** :>)

        *Co-Sign**- – -Got my- – -**SIDE EYE*- – –ON. :>)

        Good 2 C U♄ :>) B BLESSED♄ :>)

  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄- – -Hmmmm. . Guess he will B Lookin’ 2 Leave the “SWAMP”.- – —

    – — â˜șMcSpockyℱ
    Disaster For Trump As His Own HHS Secretary Admits That Obamacare Helps People http://bit.ly/2mFG2tH

    WATCHIN’.. . .

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄ – —Ifff- –ONLY- — HISTORY- – -Could- – REPEAT- –ITSELF. . — -:>)

    – — â˜șKurt Eichenwald‏

    A few weeks before Nixon resigned because of Watergate, his approval rating was 28%. Trump is only 9 points above that now, 60 days in.

    K’MON- — KARMA!. . . .

    • crazycanuck1503

      No one is calling this fascist out, so he does whatever he wants

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY crazycanuck. :>)- – -**BIG HUG** :>)

        – –TRUE- DAT!!– — – -annnd — Even When They do- – -NO Consequences!!

        Still Believin’ that he will—SELF-DESTRUCT,, ,, ,

        B BLESSED♄ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄– –YES. – — RESISTANT♄- – – – -BOLD! :>)

    – –â˜șhttps://twitter.com/yashar/status/843285765434064897

    — – Sooo- –WATCHIN’. . . .GOTV!!– -:>)

  • aleth

    Tomorrows show should clear Dolt45 and the gang. Burr, Nune, Sessions, Comey and Pompeo have done their jobs. The investigation is a farce while they sneak the SCOTUS nom confirmation hearing in. The fix is in..

    • The Shy Lurker

      I see nothing coming from this except the possibility of one of those cretins faking a heart attack.

  • GreenLadyHere

    HEEY the Shy Lurker. :>)- -**BIG HUG** :>)

    YA KNOW- – — — -YET he is very talented.- –Needsta B Consistent. :>)

    Have a BLESSED Evening. :>)

  • aleth

    THE ENTITLEMENT… NEPOTISM.. OUTRIGHT DISREGARD OF RULES JUST BECAUSE OF BLOND HAIR, BLUE EYES AND MONEY…
    https://twitter.com/IvankaTrump/status/842864046084898820

    • The Shy Lurker

      “Workforce development”. *scoff*

  • lamh

    I just finished watching Suicide Squad and it wasn’t as bad as folks made it out, IMHO. It was pretty much what I expected from the trailer and synopsis about it. I definitely didn’t hate it, but I really DID NOT like Leto’s portrayal of Joker

  • Alma98

    He’s broke up from all that sliding around lol.

  • GreenLadyHere

    HEEY- — The Shy Lurker. . .http://i.imgflip.com/4221.gif

  • crazycanuck1503

    Y’all harsh lol

  • Alma98

    I noticed Isner kept asking for hawkeye only when the black line judges called his ball out lol.

    • The Shy Lurker

      Someone else pointed that out!
      Ignorant ass sure was hot that black #$@! was kicking that ass!

      Him, Alt-Ryan Harrison, CoConut Conway and especially some forever challenger circuit player Tennys Saendgren make up half of the Hateful Eight.

      • Alma98

        Ryan looks like a serial killer to me. I can’t stand any of their mediocre asses.

        • The Shy Lurker

          With that stupid haircut!

          Add that fired ass guy who called Venus a gorilla.
          He’s a Nazi too.

          • Alma98

            That hair is awful! and you that fool is taking about taking espn to court? lol

          • The Shy Lurker

            Case dismissed!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄– -HAH!- – –TWITTER- — -Draggin’. . .- -TRUTH. .

    – – –â˜șhttps://twitter.com/SilverAdie/status/843549013345472512

    – — CLASS♄- – – -v- – – –AZZ!!– –

  • aleth

    We know but the bottom line is cheeto to line his pocket and GOP to gut the government
    https://twitter.com/RealMuckmaker/status/843331831357497344

  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄– –RESISTANTS♄- – – -Brangin’- – –VOTING FACTS- – -2 ‘The RETHUGS!!. .– –

    — -â˜șhttps://twitter.com/igorvolsky/status/843104852490289153

    NOW- – – –WATCHIN’- – – -the VOTES. . .

  • aleth
  • nellcote
    • aleth

      Don’t worry they will still vote for you just tell them about ICE and repeal of obamacare.

    • Alma98

      More cheating, stealing and more voter suppression.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄- – –#TeamObama♄- – – — -RESISTANT♄.. . >

    — – –â˜șhttps://twitter.com/Brasilmagic/status/843577086040248321
    – – –Obama’s Lawyers Launch Action Against Trump, 50 Documents Filed To Expose Corruption– –

    – — Soooo- – -WATCHIN’. . . .

    • goldenstar

      Miranda, for your sister and other federal employees:

      They’re also hoping to establish themselves as a base for government employees worried about ethics violations — up to and including becoming whistleblowers — and are hoping that their website, https://unitedtoprotectdemocracy.org/,can become a resource.

  • aleth

    OK tinfoil explains alot of bernies actions https://twitter.com/yashar/status/843602032862920709

  • TyrenM

    Alrighty then. Brackets in the garbage the 1st weekend. Guess I’ll be watching Shondaland Thursday night.

    • The Shy Lurker

      This is the first time in about twenty years when I didn’t look at the brackets.

      • TyrenM

        Kansas and North Carolina look the best of whose left. Too bad they’re on the same side and would meet in a Semi-Final.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄- – –Mr. VicenteFox Quesada♄- – –DAILY –CALL OUT♄– – -:>)

    – –â˜șVicente Fox Quesada‏

    To the nations of the world: Don’t buy @realDonaldTrump’s protectionism. Internacional trading is the cornerstone for our prosperity.– – -[GOOD!]

    – – -COMMENTS:- —.@VicenteFoxQue @realDonaldTrump In fact, don’t buy ANYTHING w/ the “Trump” name on it: Hotel rooms, Golf, clothing, or ANYTHING! #Boycott

    – – — @VicenteFoxQue @realDonaldTrump Don’t “buy” anything this crook is selling. Goods or words.– – – – -[WORD!!!]

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄- —RESISTANTS♄- – –R MEETING – –PLANNING- -annd PLOTTING- – GOOD On Them..– – –

    – – -â˜șhttps://twitter.com/IndivisibleTeam/status/843205621138640897

    – — Annnnd- – – -GOTV!!

  • nellcote
  • nellcote

    Abbi Crutchfield‏Verified account @curlycomedy

    If it’s so normal and well-intended, why don’t men tell other men to smile?

  • nellcote

    Yashar‏Verified account @yashar

    CNN’s @FareedZakaria just did an interview with Amal Clooney without mentioning her husband. Perhaps other media outlets can learn from this

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄– –THIS– – Is Sooo- – -ENDEARING♄— Annnd — COMPASSIONATE♄ —

    – – – -â˜șhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiO8fTkpjXQ
    — –Sesame Street’s newest Muppet has autism Meet Julia– —

    BLESSINGS On The CHILDREN♄– -Who she Represents–:>)

    Annnd “IT” wants 2 REDUCE Funding- – -Aaaarrrrggg!

    • isonprize

      Well, except she’s been around for about two years now. But yeah, Trump don’t want NONE of autism parents. #HEdontwantthat

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY isonprize. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)—Thought that I saw in Intro B4.–

        — –No “IT” doesn’t want this or any other – -GOOD Programming- –‘Cause- – –“IT” – – -IS- – —EVIL/VILE!!.- —

        B BLESSED♄ :>)

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄– —THIS WEEK- – –WATCHIN’- – — 4 – – -TRUTH!!

    — –â˜șhttps://twitter.com/JohnBerman/status/843663108065443840

    – —Annnnd- – –CONSEQUENCES. . .

  • nellcote

    https://twitter.com/SpeakerRyan/status/843574479926247424

    Erik Blad‏ @bladtheimpaler
    Arizona spent $3,600,000 drug testing 87,000 welfare recipients. 1 tested positive for a fine of $560.

    • The Shy Lurker

      And watch the courts knock it the fuck down.

    • rikyrah

      Who owns the testing company?

    • nathkatun7

      In that case, we should have drug testing for all the people being paid by the federal government, including: the President, cabinet members and their subordinates, members of Congress, Federal Judges, Governors, members of state legislatures, Mayors, etc., etc.! I especially want to dug test Donald Trump, Paul Ryan, Steve King, Steve Bannon, Sean Spencer and Jeff Sessions!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄– – —GR8- – -“CLAP BACK”- – -NEWZ- —– -:>)

    — –â˜șMeals on Wheels usually gets $1000/day in donations.

    The day Trump’s budget proposal dropped, it got 50 times that.

    – – — ☻http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-budget-meals-idUSKBN16P0TR

    – – –BLESSINGS♄- – – — –Congress- –GOTV- -AGAINST that- — DEPLORABLE- -#TruMpFDon’tCurrrr —Budget!!

  • nellcote

    “facticide” !!! excellent!
    Strobe Talbott‏Verified account @strobetalbott

    POTUS’s spree of facticide raises worries in USG that in a real crisis, when he calls foreign leaders, they’ll want a 2nd opinion, or a 3rd.

  • The Shy Lurker
    • rikyrah

      Oohh

    • Alma98

      Hubby was cackling like an evil scientist lol.

      • The Shy Lurker

        That thug Grayson Allen needs his ass whipped for real!
        But if he left to court in tears… muhahahahahaha!

        • Alma98

          LOL!

    • GreenLadyHere

      The Shy Lurker- —WHOA!– Not Expected. . . :>)

      • The Shy Lurker

        Yet, much deserved.
        Muaahahahaha!
        A-HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄ – –HAH!- – –A RESISTANT♄- – – -DRAWS- – – — TRUTH!!– –

    – – –â˜șhttps://twitter.com/milesjreed/status/843419464561557504

    – – —TAKE- – – -OUT!– – -The- – – -TRASH!!– –

    • The Shy Lurker

      At least Mitt Romney bathes and actually looks good for his age, I’ll give him that.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL The Shy Lurker.- – — Seee. . . LOL

        U R- –Wild. :>)

        • The Shy Lurker

          Each of these toads represent: Coke, meth, and bath salts. Hehe-hehehe.

          • GreenLadyHere

            The Shy Lurker– –Ummm- – — Ya Mean Like THIS? – -https://whatstheaction.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/trump_coke1.jpg

            — – **sniff — — sniff**- – –:>)

          • The Shy Lurker

            LOLLLL! Absolutely!

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL- – — The Shy Lurker- – – -LOL- – -WE KNEW.- — – :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄– —Mr. Al G- – -HONORS- — “Mr. “ROCK ‘n’ ROLL”♄— :>)

    – – –â˜șhttps://twitter.com/AlGiordano/status/843499862368964610
    — — In appreciation of Chuck Berry… – – -AMEN♄

  • nathkatun7

    I am dying, rikyrah!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄- – -8*GENTLE-Sigh**- – –HONORING- –OUR Beloved PRESIDENT♄- – –“ARTISTIC RENDERING♄”— -:>)

    – – -â˜șhttps://twitter.com/SilverAdie/status/843599146288386049

    Missing the security & peace of mind President #Obama blessed the nation & world with.♄— AMEN♄- — :>)

  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄— **Gentle Sigh**- —Mother Nature”- – – -HONORS- – –“Mr. ROCK -‘n’ ROLL♄— – -:>)

    – – –â˜șhttps://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/f8/50/85/f85085ff6be85e098b19bb9f920c1459.gif

    RIHEP♄— -With— GRATITUDE♄– — Annnd – –BLESSINGS♄— :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄- – — A – — BLACK♄- — – HISTORICAL — MOMENT♄—A– -DAY♄- — of—-BIRTH♄—:>)

    —-â˜șhttp://dominiquerevue.weebly.com/uploads/3/2/1/0/3210008/911288.jpg?620

    – —Loretta Mary Aiken (March 19, 1894 – May 23, 1975), known by her stage name Jackie “Moms” Mabley, was an American standup comedian. A veteran of the Chitlin’ circuit of African-American vaudeville, she later appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.— -:>)

    – — –☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmTGoJiN-mc
    – – –Sound may be low

    – -☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqI-209wt1Q
    Please know that Moms was very sick when she did this movie called “Amazing Grace” and this speech is all improvised! This woman was a Gift from #GOD! So funny a comic genius! R.I.P. Moms Mabley)

    — – – –☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWW-96BouIU

    — – COMMENDING— -With– –PROFOUND- –PRIDE♄- – – -Your– -Comedic♄/Acting♄/Singing♄- Talents♄/SKILLZ♄- — -Your Many AWARDS♄/HONORS♄- – — Your — – ROLE♄- –“INDA-STRUGGLE♄”– – -Your- – -DAY– – of- – -BIRTH♄- – –BLESSINGS♄ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♄– – –A BLACK♄- – -HISTORICAL — MOMENT- -[2.0]- -An –HONOR♄ :>)

    – -â˜șhttps://twitter.com/RetroNewsNow/status/843498232684658691

    — – – – -☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izS67QTVAjk

    — -☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_D3VFfhvs4
    A — FAV♄ :>)

    – – –COMMENDING —With –PROFOUND– -PRIDE♄– Your LIFETIME- — -MUSICAL– – CAREER♄– – -U♄ Were- – –A “THRILLER♄”- – -U Live In OUR- -HEARTS♄– – -4 – EVA♄- -Sooo MISSED♄. . – – – -BLESSINGS♄— :>)