September 22, 2014

Sunday Afternoon Thread: Soothing Soul

Although its cold outside, been a rather heated Sunday don’t cha think? LOL, time to relax, relate, release y’all.

Goapele – Closer

Amerie – Why Don’t We Fall In Love

Grenique – Should I

Vivian Green – Wishful Thinking

Lalah Hathaway – I’m Coming Back

Tamia – Can’t Get Enough Of You (Live)

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  • Miranda

    LMBAO!!…look at the whining by Ed Henry!!

    Ed Henry ‏@edhenryTV
    Access to President for not just media, but American people, suffers blow when media banned from getting even pic of him on golf course

    Ed Henry ‏@edhenryTV
    President golfs today w/Tiger Woods & White House has blocked all press access bc private course. Yet Golf Digest tweeting from inside

    Cheerio Politico Cheerio Politico ‏@LawSexAndMagic
    You can tell that Obama is in his second term has ZERO fucks to give about right wing manufactured outrage lol #TigerWoods

    • isonprize

      somebody send that boy a WAAAAAAAAAAAAMBULANCE!!!

      • JojoRaze

        For real. Keith Sweat lokking at Ed Henry talmbout ‘stop whining fool!’

    • JojoRaze

      Ed Henry needs to qiut playing. This has nothing to do with American people getting access but the press to be around celebrities. Suppose Tiger is the one who doesn’t want WH press corps around and PBO respects his wishes? They want to cheese and grin with two of the mkst superlative men of color around. Thry need to stop fronting.

      • Camille

        The things the Ed Henry’s of the world divine to justify access for gossip purposes.

        When was the last time Ed Henry actually brought any real and pertinent information or important news that informs and makes a real difference to the same “American people” he shamelessly invokes strictly as a weapon to force access.

      • Town

        They wanted to know if those two mixed Negroes were plotting against white people.

        • JojoRaze

          I don’t know why but this comment had me laughing till I was breathless. Cuz you when two or more of us are together we plotting against the 2520s. *dead*

    • goldenstar

      Did this guy wail about not being invited to clear brush w/ Bush?

      • AxelFoley

        Hell, no. That would require doing work. Does Ed look like he’s done an honest day of work in his life?

      • conlakappa

        Or bass-fishing with Rusty?

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

      Ed Henry just wanted Tiger’s autograph.

      • conlakappa

        Or black book?

        • isonprize

          DAMN.

    • Aquagranny911

      Why do these pissants think they have every right to PBO 24/7? I’m surprised they don’t try to follow him into the bathroom. Our Prez has a right to a brief vacation without the press dogging his heels.

    • qosine

      Well, Ed Henry, fortunately, Pete Souza will shoot us a pic on the WH site. So, don’t fret, “the people’s right to know” is intact.

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

    Jesus take the wheel…

    Teen girl shot after sister attends president’s speech

    February 16, 2013 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — A Chicago teenager was shot and killed just hours after her younger sister attended President Obama’s speech against gun violence.

    Relatives say 18-year-old Janay McFarlane was visiting friends and family in North Chicago Friday night and was shot while on her way to a store.

    Her sister, Destini, is a freshman at Hyde Park Academy where the president spoke Friday.

    North Chicago police have not returned calls for comment.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8996123

    • Miranda

      SMH. Im sure the shooter just needed some govt policy in place that would have stopped him or her.

    • AxelFoley

      Rahm needs to get ahold of his city. Chi-Town losing its fucking mind.

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

    Tamia is such an underrated singer.

    • crazycanuck

      I love Tamia, and I totally agree.

  • crazycanuck

    Libya is celebrating it’s anniversary of freedom today

    This is how Tripoli celebrates #Libya twitter.com/ChangeInLibya/…— Ismael (@ChangeInLibya) February 17, 2013

  • crazycanuck

    More on Oscar Pistorius. It’s interesting that it’s all about him and his family. No one seems to be talking to the girls (reeva steenkamp) family

    http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/world/bloodied-cricket-bat-found-in-home-of-oscar-pistorius-newspaper-reports/story-fnd11ay0-1226579826853

    • Camille

      It’s that certain 3rd world mentality that more often than not acquits the wealthy and famous. Yes even by with the assent of their victims.

      The families will probably be paid off and they’ll all keep quiet.

  • Tafr

    POU we are soo lucky to have MHP lecture the president about single parents. You know after all she was a single mother, everything is working out for her, so the president should just shut the hell up. Never mind that she twisted the presidents words to fit her fake outrage. MHP got some nerve, as far as I am concerned she can have a stadium full of seats.

    My mother was a single mother. Yup she had both of her children when she was a teenager. You know things were not so rosy for my sister and I. Not only did we grow up with no father but we grew up dirt poor. To say that my childhood was difficult is an understatement.

    Now when I say I grew up without a father I mean I have not a clue who the man is. I have never talked to him or seen him. I will never forget going through bootcamp and having to tell the intake lady that I did not know who my father was. I was so embarrassed and hurt when the lady yelled “you mean you don’t even know his name” Everyone in the room heard her.

    Sometimes I think back and wonder where would I be today had I not had the good sense to get it together. I am not saying that I did not have some help. I went through quite a bit of counseling and prayer. Now some of my favorite moments is watching my children scream and squeal when their daddy comes home from sea. There is nothing better than watching my husband interact with his children after not seeing or talking to them in months.

    There are tons of studies that prove having both parents in the home is beneficial for children. Why should the black community deny that fact considering the roadblocks black people face? As a community we need to do better. The first place to start is in the home and raising our children right. The president was not wrong and I know MHP knows this. MHP took this personally which leads me to believe SHE has the issue not the president.

    • Miranda

      THANK YOU for your testimony. Sadly, the main ones criticizing PBO for this speech would dismiss your experience without batting an eye. They dont want to listen. In fact, they openly disdain the very people they claim to want to help. I can’t stand this bunch, I really can’t.

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

        Like she and Elon dismissed the domestic worker’s view about The Help? Remember that?

        • Aquagranny911

          I remember that! I never cease to be disconcerted by the pontificators who dismiss the experience & opinions of real people who are living it as “not relevant to the discussion.”

        • Miranda

          YEP! Completely patronized the woman and she was right there in their faces.

      • isonprize

        In fact, they openly disdain the very people they claim to want to help.

        THIS RIGHTCHERE!!

    • Aquagranny911

      Thank you for sharing this.

    • Kennymack1971

      Thank you for sharing. The President didn’t say anything Friday that hasn’t been said in barbershops, churches, lodges and gatherings all throughout our community. MHP needs to get out of her feelings she misconstrued what the President said then got mad when she was called out on Twitter about it. She did not come off well at all today.

    • Camille

      I’m so sorry Tafr.

      Your story touched me in a very deep way.

      It takes very clear voices like yours to articulate the hurts visited upon innocent children by decisions they have no hand or say in.

      May God continue to abundantly bless and protect you and yours.

    • rikyrah

      I appreciate your story and thank you for sharing.

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

      Thanks for sharing your story Tafr.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY Tafr. – –***BIG – – -COMPASSIONATE — – HUG*** :>)

      — -THANK U 4 sharin’. :>) —Sorry that U had 2 ENDURE the -“UGLY” —.
      Thank U 4 USING YOUR –“SECOND CHANCE” – -soooo WISELY♥

      YOUR CHILDREN R sooo FORTUNATE 2 have U –4 a “mommy” — – Annnd 4 “hubby” as a “Daddy”.- – -:>) – –

      – – –The Woman Who Fears the Lord [Proverbs 31]
      10 [d] An excellent wife who can find?
      She is far more precious than jewels.
      11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,
      and he will have no lack of gain.
      12 She does him good, and not harm,
      all the days of her life.
      — SNIP — —
      28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
      her husband also, and he praises her:

      I have more 2 say – -BUT U♥ deserve THIS HONOR. :>) BLESS ALL. :>)

    • GreenLadyHere

      Tafr – – —Another thought. :>) — –

      – – -THIS- -The president was not wrong and I know MHP knows this. MHP took this personally which leads me to believe SHE has the issue not the president.

      – — -***BIG fist bump*** – – — I ‘ON’T KNOW “WHYCOME” SHE trydta B the — – FIRST PERSON – — -OUT da SHOOT with a CRITICISM —-UNLESS – – —-

      She wanted 2 B the —FIRST –“ACT” [Imma B kind] — on da STAGE ——4 her –“YT MENTORS”.- – — –

      I’m tellin’ U —SHE 4-got – – -that WE were in the –“AUDIENCE” – -also — 2 —annnd – –plus! — —

      Wonder ifff — THEY R – – – -COMFORTIN’ her?? — –

      – – – -humph — -SHE BETTA – -AX — – -SOMEBODY — –RELEVANT!!:>)

      Thank U♥ tafr. :>) – – -

    • AxelFoley

      MHP is black Rachel Maddow to me now. And like her white twin, she can go fuck herself each day that ends in “y”.

      • trose1

        Someone on twitter made the point that MHP show is not for Black people in the first place. It is for white liberals who want to more about Black people.

        • AxelFoley

          Sounds like an apt description to me.

        • isonprize

          … MHP show is not for Black people in the first place. It is for white liberals who want to know more about Black people.

          DING, DING, DING, DING!!!

          We have a winner!

        • GreenLadyHere

          HEEY trose1♥. ***BIG HUG*** :>)- —

          – – –***fist bump*** – – – –Uhh —>waitiminute. . . – – — —
          Where is the BLAH person??? – —-LOL – — –

          —Jus’ axin’. . . . . Good 2 C U trose1. :>) –

    • qosine

      Your story caught my heart, Tafr. Thank you. You are great.

  • MonieTalks

    So the big story today is that 40K marched in Washington demanding climate change fixes from PBO. You know his legacy is solely tied to climate change now…that is the new meme until another issue comes up.

    I am not mocking this movement at all/

    But if people want to talk about legacy…how are all these folks going to be true environmentalist, and yet it took them 6.5 years after Katrina to gather for this. Folks from the Sierra Club chaining themselves to fences for the first time in history after Hurricane Sandy but not Katina…uh huh.

    • Miranda

      Folks from the Sierra Club chaining themselves to fences for the first time in history after Hurricane Sandy but not Katina…uh huh.__________________________________THIS

    • trose1

      Oh u missed Ben Jealous on UP With Chris this AM linking this movement to civil rights etc. It was sickening to watch.

      • Camille

        Ben Jealous has passed his use by date and we never even cracked open the bottle.

        Time to trash and move on to replace with something we can use and hopefully serves us all better.

    • Camille

      Indeed.

  • Miranda

    *blink*https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BDVrplxCQAAjdpz.jpg

    • Alma98

      They have totally lost it.

    • crazycanuck

      lmao, that can’t be real? Is that real? What fools

    • Aquagranny911

      That can’t be real. Even Fox is not that far gone…are they?

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

      One of the BuzzFeed frat boys said it’s photoshopped.

      • Miranda

        These days, who can tell?

    • AxelFoley

      The Onion couldn’t even come up with this shit.

  • Miranda

    You know its trolling when the ESPN writer from Montana has to call you out on it. LOL Kevin Van Valkenburg ‏@KVanValkenburg
    The Wash Post straight concern trolling the Prez on golfing w/ Tiger Woods. Liberals golfing betray the middle class! http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/02/17/president-obama-golfs-with-tiger-woods-in-florida/?hpid=z3

    • Aquagranny911

      I know it is Sunday but is it okay to just wish I could shoot several golf balls right up the lower orifices of the WH press core?

  • Miranda

    sfpelosi ‏@sfpelosi
    Not sure who had more #daddyissues this week – Fitz on @ScandalABC or pundits projecting on President @BarackObama.

    • sagittarius

      Afternoon, Miranda and POU Fam

      I try very hard not to cuss on Sunday, but this merits a straight… damn.

      Father, forgive me.

      • Camille

        LOL! And we’re just a few days into lent too. How on earth are we going to make through the next 30 plus days?

        • Aquagranny911

          LOL! I’ve been thinking on that myself since I have to seek forgiveness nearly every single day. I do believe in Infinite Mercy, especially for those of us who follow politics. Not to blaspheme but I think even Jesus might have a few choice words for the goatfiggers of today.

          Just saying….

          • Camille

            LOL AG, I think I’ve already broken several of my lenten resolutions. And we are not even 10 days in.

            How are you dear? How’s your daughter doing? She remains in my prayers for a complete recovery.

          • Aquagranny911

            Thank you so much for the prayers. It’s slow recovery but we keep the faith. All the angels & Santos were watching over her because she could so easily not be with us now.

            We believe she still has lots more to do in this life & she will recover.

          • isonprize

            Hey AG,

            If Jesus threw the moneychangers out of the temple, He got choice words for a WHOLE LOT of these folks! LOLOL

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

      Damnit man!

  • Miranda

    From LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Pauletta Washingtonexcerpt: But both women put voluntary brakes on their careers after they began having children. Two traveling actors can’t make a stable home, they said.

    “Sam and I had made a pact, since we were both from broken homes, I said I am not going to have a kid that wasn’t raised by two parents,” Richardson Jackson said. “I didn’t care what it took.”

    Without missing a beat, Washington agreed.

    “There’s a lot of talk about the Hollywood families, but that commitment that the two of them made, Denzel and I made the same commitment,” Washington said. full article here: http://www.accessatlanta.com/news/entertainment/arts-theater/two-trains-takes-talented-duo-out-of-famous-husban/nWPsd/

    • itgurl_29

      Melissa Harris Perry won’t like this one bit! Don’t they know they’re STRONG black women and don’t need no damn man around to raise a child!!

      Hmm. So I guess Denzel and Sam Jackson and their wives are a bunch of right wing conservatives now.

      • Camille

        It’s ignorant crap like this rubbish Melissa Harris Perry spews that have some rightwingers mocking liberals as wanting to keep the poor people down and needy for the purposes of exploiting them.

        We can absolutely lift up single parents and their children who already find themselves in that situation while encouraging traditional family set-ups with active and present two-parent structures.

        It’s not a war against either.

  • rikyrah

    from TOD:

    utaustinliberal
    February 17, 2013 at 12:10 pm
    Pres. Obama spoke in a comprehensive manner about education, jobs, economy, poverty, gun violence, and rebuilding all communities; Melissa Harris Perry insultingly reduced it to “Daddy Issues.” She used her admitted bias as a former single mom to present a false narrative of Pres. Obama’s speech. She used her admitted bias to misrepresent his speech because hey, it’s more fun to mislead an audience than tell them the truth. Pres. Obama spoke about the fact that what makes one a father is the courage it takes to raise a child not make one. Pres. Obama praised single mothers and called them heroic. What Melissa heard was “PRES. OBAMA HATES SINGLE MOTHERS AND HE’S TRYING TO CONTROL THEIR LIVES!!!”

    Pres. Obama spoke about including LGBT, adoptive, single, and two parent families in his policy proposals. What Melissa heard was “PRES. OBAMA THINKS SINGLE MOTHERS ARE TO BLAME FOR GUN VIOLENCE!!!” Melissa did not once tell her audience about Pres. Obama’s plan to improve the lives of 20 communities (the program will expand as it goes on) through healthcare, education, jobs, reducing poverty, reducing gun violence, giving all families support , helping fathers get jobs so they can help alongside mothers in providing for their families. Melissa took his very important speech and warped it in a disgusting manner.

    Melissa has a father for her child yet she seems to begrudge Pres. Obama wanting that for all children whenever possible. When one begins to sound like Cornel West and Tavis Smiley, one should take a step back.

    What Melissa Harris Perry did today is called “Projection.” She didn’t full listen to Pres. Obama’s speech. Instead she heard what she wanted to hear and went off half cocked. Ignorance at its worst.

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -Good Afternoon miranda/POU FAM♥ – – —***BIG HUG*** :>) – -I –WENT –“OLE SKOOL” :>) – –

    — – -THANK U miranda. :) – —GR8 SELECTIONS!! — – -Somehow –I feel that THESE will B around as — CLASSICS – –4 a LONG TIME :>) – -U have a BOMB – -VAULT!! :>) — –

    —–Here’s My Contribution. :>) — -Amerie – Gotta Work [Encouragement - 2 Support MR. PRESIDENT. :>)]- —

    — -She’s BEYOND TALENTED!! :>) – -

  • rikyrah

    That MHP clip made me madder than a mutha.

    I get mad everytime I think about it.

    I get mad that they dismiss that POTUS actually grew up fatherless.

    I get mad that they dismiss the wonderful job that Toots and Grandpa Stanley did in helping raise Barack, the same way that many grandparents in our community step forward and help their children when they need it. If Toots and Grandpa Stanley can be dismissed, then so can Big Mama and Big Daddy who have long held up our community, stepping up and helping when their children needed it.

    I hate that they dismiss that Barack Obama made a decision – that the circle of fatherlessness would END WITH HIM and that his children would not have this happen to them.

    FATHERS ARE NOT EXPENDABLE FROM CHILDREN’S LIVES.

    For boys, they are the models by which these boys try to aim for as they grow.

    For girls, they are taught by their father as to what they should DEMAND for themselves as women.

    The President was being honest with these young people….

    what was wrong with that?

    • Miranda

      There is no policy ever – no law, no program, no grant that will ever ever substitute for the love and support of a strong man. Be it biological father, step-father, uncle, grandfather, cousin….a strong protective loving man in a child’s life to nuture and guide them is a difference maker…..PERIOD.

      • Aquagranny911

        Sing it!!! AMEN!!!

    • nellcote

      That MHP clip made me madder than a mutha.

      I get mad everytime I think about it.
      ===
      I went literally off the grid for a week and when I came back last week the first thing I watched was MHP and her daddy issues. I thought I’d get over it but I’ve been furious all week and her doubling down today tells me I’m not going to calm down soon. I guess the Oprah reality show with the rapper and the 10 baby mamas was just MHPs style.

    • Ebogan63

      I give praise and thanks that my 77 yr father is still around. As a son, he is my living legend, and I will bet all sons feel this way toward their fathers. That fact in no way denigrates my Mother or other single mothers.

      Now, what the hell is supposed to be wrong about this?

      • Aquagranny911

        Not a thing is wrong with that! My son & his Dad have a special bond that takes nothing away from me. Their bond enriches all our lives.

      • AxelFoley

        Not a damn thing. Some of our people want us stay victims.

    • Aquagranny911

      My blood has been boiling over this too, Rikyrah. I refused to watch the clip. Just reading tweets & people’s comments here has sent my pressure up.

      I have listened to what PBO said & read the speech. MHP can take a seat on a cactus & rotate! She is just plain lying about what PBO said. She has personal issues that need to be addressed with a competent therapist not paraded on national media.

      • AxelFoley

        Same here, AG. I haven’t watched MHP’s clip and won’t, because I know I’ll REALLY go off on her ass.

        She KNOWS better.

        • Admiral_Komack

          No, she don’t.
          She’s gotta work that hustle.

    • AxelFoley

      This.

      All. This.

  • itgurl_29

    Eddie Glaude better be glad that he’s pretty much banned every POU follower from his time line. Because he’s sounds just as stupid as MHP. Again with the “he’s blaming single mothers” “he sounds like a conservative” bullshit.

    • Miranda

      Like you’ve said before…..these folks teach at schools with less than 5% minority student populations. Urban communities are just an accessory to their hustle.

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

      Imma need Eddie to explain why he chooses to teach at a university (Columbia) that is displacing long-time Black residents in Harlem before he tries to call someone “conservative”.

    • trose1

      The Black intellectuals are in full meltdown mode. Mark Sawyer @mqsawyer been on twitter all day trying to defend MHP. The last defense I got from him was that MHP was speaking over our heads. smdh

      • Ebogan63

        He’s a fucking idiot for trynna defend that isht!

      • qosine

        Hey, that’s what Rush Limbaugh says – rank and file too dumb to vote for Romney – hmmmmm

  • Aquagranny911

    POU!

    Totally OT tech question:

    I’ve been reading that all Disqus users will be forced to a new format on March 1. Is this true? I hate that format. It’s sometimes hard to follow comments & the print is way smaller. You can’t see who uprates a comment & the worst is that a comment can be downrated by any troll rat, you don’t know who & they do not have to say why. Also there seems to be something called cloudorange or some such connected with it that has not allowed me to sign on to some sites with Disqus since I’ve been back.

    I like POU the way it is.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Heey Aquagranny911. – — -WHA’? – — —-Di-ent know this. :>) – –

      Wonder ifff Disqus AX’D 4 INPUT?? – — Hmmm. . . Thank U. AG. :>)

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

      Unfortunately, it’s true. :-(

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — – -Thinkin’ about Tafr’s POST: – —The first place to start is in the home and raising our children right. – –

    – – -Soooo I’m in a facility where you could pay telephone bills annnd the line was composed of about 6 -7 BLAH folks. :>) The counter was situated in such a position that we could C THIS transaction:

    – –Mother was “assistin’ ” her 11 yo SON in PAYIN’ – -HIS TELEPHONE BILL.[Apparently, he had made some "call" which he wasn't "posta" make annnd he was charged.]

    WAY-ELL – – – -he had money in –HIS WALLET” —-which came from –HIS PIGGY BANK –['cause mother announced it! LOL]

    She “made him” take -HIS MONEY OUT -&– COUNT it OUT 2 the cashier.
    — -After he gave her –HIS MONEY –begrudgingly — LOL- -he started 2 LEAVE.

    She said –O no u don’t. GET YOUR RECEIPT annnnd PUT it in your wallet.

    As they started 2 WALK AWAY — -the whole line applauded!!

    Annnnd We KEPT ENCOURAGIN’ HER! — -She WAVED annnd SMILED! —Annnnd — -she told —YOUNG wanna-B a MAN —-“WAVE!”- – –

    THAT was a POWERFUL DISPLAY of —“raisin’ our children –right.” — –

    It was a LOVEly sight. :>) ***tears*** annnd –***smiles*** – – –

    [THANK U Tafr. :>)]

    • Aquagranny911

      Great share! Hugs & ♥ to you GLH!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Aquagranny911♥. ***BIG – -How U B? – -HUG*** :>) How’s the “daughter”? — -:>) PRAYIN’ 4 ALL. :>) —

        – — – -IT was a BLESSING – —4 her son.:>) – –He HAS a MOTHER! —She’s a BLESSING! :>) – – –

        Good 2 C U –Aquagranny/FAMILY♥ —- -

    • qosine

      Real life, GLH wins over the buckrakers* every time.

      * Commentary writers who get paid huge sums to speak to
      corporate groups, trade associations, and rich people do gooder
      orgs.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY qosine. ***BIG HUG*** :>) – – **fist bump***

        — –LOL – — THANK U 4 da – -“new term”. Gotta USE it at some point. :>) – –

        Good 2 C U qosine. :>) – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — --2-DAY is the ACTUAL DAY — Happy 50th Birthday, NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan – –

    – — - Happy 50th Birthday, NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan

    – —–Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials, MJ, was born on February 17, 1963 and is a six-time NBA champion as well as six-time MVP with the Chicago Bulls. He is currently the majority owner and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats and is considered the greatest basketball player of all time. Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.

    To learn more about his life and career, click here and to watch him in action, click on the video below:

    – — -CONGRATULATIONS!!- – MJ – —PROUD of U – —

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — – -FIRST: – — –***hands out –DR. MLK – – -CHURCH FANS**** :>) –

    —NOW: – – -Prince to Headline 47th Montreux Jazz Festival —- –

    — — —Prince will play three headline shows at the Montreux Jazz Festival this July, for what will be the famous fest’s first edition since its founder Claude Nobs passed away. The master musician will perform over the three nights of July 13, 14 and 15, organizers of the Swiss music event have announced. Montreux is familiar turf for Prince. He first played at the fest in 2007 and returned in 2009, when he delivered two shows in the same evening.

    Prince recently returned to the spotlight with the new track “Screwdriver,” and he was on hand at the Grammy Awards to present Gotye and Kimbra with the Record of the Year trophy. On May 19, Prince will receive the Icon Award and perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. – —

    – – – – -Woo! Hoo! :>)- —

    Prince Returns with ‘Screwdriver’ Song: Listen

    • crazycanuck

      Booking flight to Switerland.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        —-LOL Don’t 4-get yer FAN. LOL – – —

        Good 2 C U cc. :>) – – -P.S. Have fun. :>) -

  • crazycanuck

    WTH is going on in this world. RIP, so sad. Apparently she committed suicide.

    So Tragic: RIP Mindy McCready, multi-platinum selling country artiston.vh1.com/ripMM via @vh1— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) February 18, 2013

    • Miranda

      She has been suffering for years…she’s never received the help she’s needed since she was in her teen years.

    • trose1

      RIP Mndy Mcready.
      Dr Drew’s “Celebrity Rehab” does not have a good record in rehabbing its celebrities. I hope this show stops airing. Extremely sad.

    • PBomb

      This is really sad. Even sadder is that 2 little boys no longer have their mom around.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Ohhhhh – — -crazycanuck. – – -soooo SAD. — – -So SORRY that the -REHAB Programs – — di-ent work. –

      RIHEP – — – -CONDOLENCES 2 FAMILY/FRIENDS.FANS –***tears***

  • Miranda

    Oscar Pistorius: Bloodied bat found at murder scene, source says
    A bloodied cricket bat was discovered at Oscar Pistorius’ house following the slaying of his girlfriend, a police source says, and her skull was “crushed.”If it wasn’t the bullets, it could have been the cricket bat.

    A bloodied cricket bat was discovered at Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius’ mansion following the Valentine’s Day slaying of his model girlfriend, according to a police source who talked to City Press, a South African newspaper.

    The girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, 29, was shot four times with a 9-mm pistol early Thursday morning at Pistorius’ gated home in Pretoria.

    On Sunday, City Press reported a police source saying Steenkamp’s skull had been “crushed,” and the bat might have been used to bludgeon her.
    more here: http://www.thestar.com/sports/2013/02/17/oscar_pistorius_bloodied_bat_found_at_murder_scene_source_says.html

    • crazycanuck

      If that is true about the bat, he can no longer say he thought it was an intruder. It sounds like she was trying to get away from him.

      He did seem obsessed though, in one of his tweets they posted, he heard his washing maching going and thought it was someone in the house, went into full ‘combat’ mode.

  • Miranda

    The Reign of April’s take oh MHP excerpt: The Melissa Harris-Perry Show has done a good job of consistently presenting opposing viewpoints with respect to various issues. There is often a Republican or a conservative on her panels in an attempt to balance what many see as liberal-leaning viewpoints. But that was not the case today. All five of her panelists regarding this issue seemed to be wholeheartedly agreeing with her, after she felt “vilified” for expressing her opinion on Twitter. One definitely had the sense that there was a Sunday “Amen Corner” on her show, stacked with guests who either agreed with her or were not interested in disagreeing with her stance. None challenged either her tweet or her overall position that President Obama was blaming single moms for gun violence.

    Harris-Perry entitled the first segment of her show regarding this issue: “The Problem with Daddy Politics” and made specific mention of President Obama having “Daddy Issues.” This phrasing seemed unnecessarily emasculating of the President, a Black man, who has apparently struggled for decades with not having a father present in his life. But it is also concerning because Harris-Perry has had young men of color on her show to discuss issues affecting them and their community. Would she say they had “Daddy Issues” too if they were being raised by single moms? http://reignofapril.blogspot.com/2013/02/does-president-obama-have-daddy-issues.html

    • Admiral_Komack

      I saw about a third of the MHP clip.
      It reminded me of Charlie Brown’s teacher: WAHWAHWAHWAHWAH!
      A bunch of pseudo-intellectuals.
      I’m glad I have more important things to do on the weekends.

  • crazycanuck

    Is the WHPC really arguing over getting access to a GOLF GAME,

    • JojoRaze

      Yess. The article in WashPo isn’t even concernt trolling but hateration. First the .the president claims to care about the middle class but look where he staying? At one of his known bundlers’ resorts. And he had Tiger Woods over and didn’t let us see.’ It makes one want to barf.

    • rikyrah

      whiny ass titty babies

  • rikyrah

    the other part that was disturbing about the MHP clip was her snide derision of Valerie Jarrett and dismissal of what Jarrett said… like Valerie was lying about how she grew up.

    • trose1

      Wow, I didn’t even see that interview.

      • rikyrah

        it was another interview..it’s been a very bad MHP Weekend

  • GreenLadyHere

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

    — -Sunday Smack Down: The Mainstream Media Finally Challenges Republican Lies – –

    – — — -The mainstream finally stepped up today,and on separate Sunday shows, challenged the lies and talking points of Republicans Paul Ryan and John McCain.

    Paul Ryan tried to rewrite history on the sequester, but he ran into a brick wall named Jonathan Karl on ABC.

    Video: – – — -Woo! Hoo! — –He –GOT — -GOT!! — -HAH!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — – -Woo! Hoo!—-F-O-R-E!!! —–

    —-Tiger Woods joins vacationing Barack Obama for round of golf – – —

    – – – — PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama played golf Sunday with Tiger Woods, the White House said Sunday.

    Once the sport’s dominant player before his career was sidetracked by scandal, Woods joined Obama at the Floridian, a secluded and exclusive yacht and golf club on Florida’s Treasure Coast where Obama is spending the long Presidents Day weekend. The two had met before, but Sunday was the first time they played together.

    —-[THIS NEGATIVE!! - -->The White House, which has promised to be the most open and transparent in history, has prohibited any media coverage of Obama's golf outing.] —[YA MEAN AL OTHER PRESIDENTS WERE COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT!! - --NO!!]

    The foursome also included Jim Crane, a Houston businessman who owns the Floridian and baseball’s Houston Astros, and outgoing U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, a former mayor of Dallas, said White House spokesman Josh Earnest. Crane and Kirk also were part of Obama’s foursome on Saturday, the White House said.

    Obama, an avid golfer, also received some instruction Saturday and played a few holes with Butch Harmon, Woods’ former swing coach.
    THERE IS MORE. — -Woo! Hoo! – – – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – – –RE-THUCKERS —INTIMIDATE???- – – —-YEP!! — –

    — -Republicans Try To Intimidate Nonpartisan Accounting Office For Debunking Their Economic Theory- – – –

    – – –Last September, the non-partisan Congressional Research Service released a report showing that tax cuts for the rich — contrary to GOP orthodoxy — have minimal effect on economic growth or job creation. Instead, they simply increase income inequality. Republicans pressured the CRS to pull the report down; it was eventually re-posted with the same conclusions.

    —Last month, another non-partisan agency, the Congressional Budget Office, released an analysis showing that one of the GOP’s favorite corporate tax ideas would end up pushing jobs overseas. Again, instead of reexamining their ideas, Republicans are attacking the messenger: —

    – – – -SNIP – –

    – – – -The GOP’s idea — known as a “territorial” tax system — would permanently exempt U.S. corporations from paying taxes on profits they make overseas. CBO found such a system would result in “increasing incentives to shift business operations and reported income to countries with lower tax rates.”
    THERE IS MORE.

    – – –COMMENT: — William Lais
    Actually, I’ve begun to think that Republican economic theory means moving money from the US to everywhere else as fast as possible, then getting outta Dodge once the money’s gone. Everything they’ve suggested in the past 12+ years seems to have been to dismantle the US and leave the vast bulk of it’s citizens high & dry with absolutely nothing.
    - —

  • GN

    Just struck me that some of this MHP brouhaha may be about the PL’s ongoing unhappiness that the black community as a whole is not as socially liberal as they would prefer. MHP et al seem surprised that when they (falsely) accused President Obama of targeting single mothers, a good portion of black Obots said “good!” They ascribe this to blind faith in PBO but in fact a portion of the black community is socially conservative and has been for years and years.

    I’ve thought for some time that the PL thinks that black people as a whole have cosigned the thinking and prerogatives of the liberals (incl. myself) who are part of PBO’s coalition, and they’re totally incorrect about that. IMO the pomposity and tin ear of the PL obscures that reality.

  • GreenLadyHere