October 22, 2017

Sunday Evening Thread: Dark Vein Of Intolerance

ICYMI – Colin Powell on MTP this morning

And here is the discussion on Up With Chris that had my twitter timeline on fiyah this morning. Again Joy-Ann Reid continues to be a voice of reason. This BS beltway meme on PBO’s cabinet diversity is absolutely ridiculous.


  • Miranda

    Mike Tyson to play a murderer on ‘Law & Order: SUV’

    Legendary boxer Mike Tyson’s newfound career as a performer has just become a lot more ambitious.

    Fresh from his run on Broadway in his own one-man show, Tyson will be appearing in an episode of NBC’s Law & Order: SUV.

    According to USA Today, he will “play Reggie Rhodes, a murderer on death row who is also the victim of a difficult childhood.”

    more here

    • QOakaJP

      “SUV”? Hey Grio, I’m available if you’re looking to hire new editors…

  • Miranda

    Mike Tyson to play a murderer on ‘Law & Order: SUV’

    Legendary boxer Mike Tyson’s newfound career as a performer has just become a lot more ambitious.

    Fresh from his run on Broadway in his own one-man show, Tyson will be appearing in an episode of NBC’s Law & Order: SUV.

    According to USA Today, he will “play Reggie Rhodes, a murderer on death row who is also the victim of a difficult childhood.”

    more here

  • isonprize

    This BS beltway meme on PBO’s cabinet diversity is absolutely ridiculous.

    As if they are all so concerned about affirmative action. LOLOLOLOL

    How diverse are their newsrooms?

    How diverse is the White House Press corps?

    Hosts of Sunday Morning talk “news” shows?

    How diverse were the last 43 presidents?

    Katt Williams might be crazy as shit, but he was on point about 2:40 in….

    “Go to the library and get the President book. White, white, white, white, white… Gimme the Vice Presidents. White, white, white, white, white… “

    • edp4bho

      Evening ison, POU. I woke up this morning hearing this bs on radio and it got my blood to boiling. My question…….who’s playing the “race card” now, and how come only “they” get to play it?

    • JojoRaze

      I haven’tbeen paying any mind to this nontoversy b/ct’s crap–hoever, the best response to it has been someone on TOD saying that the msm should get back to PBO when their boss is black. His many people in this country have a black boss?

      • edp4bho

        Right. I think I’ve had two my whole life, not including me !

      • GreenLadyHere

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        ‘Missy” — YES – it’s my first year here – -BUT it’s my – -nth year as an administrator. – –

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        • qosine

          GreenLadyHere: I love your style! Oh, to be a fly on that wall.

          • GreenLadyHere

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      • TyrenM

        1. In 1987.

  • GN

    Colin Powell’s remarks are on point. Nice to see him willing to call out his own party on their racism, nothing but respect for that.

    • isonprize

      Although, I will say that Moose Mama, Sununu, Myth and the rest did NOT deserve the courtesy that Colin Powell gave them by not calling them out by name.

      I have many issues with what went down with Gen. Powell and Pres. Bush. Powell is too much of a military man to “tell all.”

      Aside from the ‘way he was raised’ I still just don’t understand how he can still claim these Re-thugs as his party.

  • trose1

    Who in the hell does Andrea Mithcell thinks she is? Who made that woman Queen. Cory Booker snatched her wig off and threw it away in front of her on MTP.
    Booker called the NYT story disingenuous and stated the talk about lack of diversity was swiftboating.
    Mitchell’s response was classic. Anonymous sources told her women were upset. blah blah blah
    Andrea never defended Susan Rice and now she has the nerve to run with her bs story. Makes me ill. Huff post link, however, the comments are funny.
    Andrea Mitchell On Obama Cabinet: Women In The White House ‘Are Not Happy’
    Andrea Mitchell spoke out about President Obama’s cabinet nominations on Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” saying that women in the White House “are not happy” about his picks.

    • Kennymack1971

      Andrea Mitchell can sit all the way down with this bullshit. She’s just trying to keep this dumbass meme alive.

    • rikyrah

      tell it trose

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY trose1. ***BUG HUG*** :>)

      – —YA MEAN – – -THIS – –Andrea — ***cough hillbot – cough*** -Mitchell? – –

      —- – –“There is a lot of unfinished business. You deserve a rest after this term is over. Everyone knows that and a lot of thanks. But there will come a time and there is a growing expectation that you will run for president and complete the goals that you have for men and women,” NBC’s Andrea Mitchell gushed to Hillary Clinton during an interview that aired on Monday afternoon.

      “Why not?” Mitchell begged after it became clear Secretary of State Clinton was going to say no to her plea.
      THERE IS MORE — –

      She trysta “play da middle” – -kinda – – -BUT durin the 2008 Election – -SHE WAS a – -“WE R WOMEN – –HEAR US ROAR” – -Clintonista!!

      – -Annnd –SHE CAN HAVE –ONA DEEZ!! – – LOL

      -Good 2 C U trose1. :>) – —

  • rikyrah

    Jindal’s Tax Plan is Un-American

    by BooMan
    Sun Jan 13th, 2013 at 09:57:14 AM EST

    The problem with societies that have massive income inequality isn’t just a matter of fairness. It’s a matter of functionality. In the 18th Century, French peasants really had no hope of improving their lives or the lives of their children. That’s unfair, but it’s also dangerous. Whenever food became scarce, riots were the result. The bourgeoisie could aspire to greater wealth, but they couldn’t protect their interests through the acquisition of political representation. That made for an inefficient economy and the introduction of the guillotine. Perhaps the worst problem, however, was with the privileged classes of the aristocracy and the clergy. Neither group were exposed to a healthy amount of accountability, and particularly in the case of the aristocracy, they lost any semblance of work ethic because they didn’t have to strive and work for their wealth. A nation run by unaccountable priests and trust-fund babies is not going to be prosperous and stable in the long run.

    A healthier system has a kind of convection, with people at the bottom constantly rising, while people at the top come back down. Maybe it would be better to say “families” than people. This type of system provides hope to those at the bottom and limits complacency from those at the top. It keeps things dynamic and works against stagnation.

    This is why I think it’s important to have a progressive tax code, an Estate Tax, and to make investments that help people to afford an education or gain access to loans. It’s the American Way. When I see a proposal from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to eliminate all income and corporate taxes and replace them with a higher sales tax, I think that it is counter to the whole spirit of America. Jindal doesn’t understand why our country has been so successful.


  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Evening POU FAM♥ ***BIG HUG** ):>

    WHEW LAWD!! — -Would somebody PUH-LEEZE tell me “WHYCOME” the

    MOTHERS’ BOARD hasta 2 have such a LONG – -“ANYOOL DA Program!”??? – — LOL – – Nearly started -noddin’ annnd -snorin’. . . .LOL

    Any-hoo! NEVA AGAIN! LOL – –

    – -Back 2 WORK! :>) HAPPY 2 C MY POU FAM♥ **HUGS** :>)

  • Miranda

    Tina Fey and Amy Poehler should host EVERY awards show from now on.

  • JojoRaze

    Oh, sorry for the misspellings-I’m on a tablet. Just watched Colin’s MTP clip and homie had me church jogging! I was like “Tell them General! Tell them.” It was a dissertation when he gave concrete examples of Repub racism, especially the Sununu quote about PBO being lazy. I was like Bro Franklin when Bro Colin said “He (Sununu) didn’t say the prisident was tired, he didn’t say the president didn’t do well, he said the president was lazy…and black people know what that means…” and then he added that the shiftless comment to it. Then he emphasized that former GOP GOVERNORS, not the rabble, but people in AUTHORITY and made POLICY was saying this. Colin preached a sermon this morning on MTP! Yes!

    • TyrenM

      Word. Steele hasn’t said no shit like this. Mike must still think he has a house to go back to.

      • JojoRaze

        The funny thing is the first black Repub I heard call voter suppression by its name was Michelle Bernard on Michele Martin’s she on NPR. She even cited her Southern grandma’s experience and said Repubs were wrong and would regret it. Haven’t heard hide nor hair of her since then and that was early last spring. She was upset by it and I guess the Repub money dried up. That black Christie guy who worked for Cheney took Benard’s pace and was cool with voter suppression

        • conlakappa

          Bernard was calling herself an independent a couple of years ago and angrily so in correction of anyone who called her an R. She and the leftie older white woman almost got into it about her party ID on McLaughlin then.

        • Miranda

          Wow….you’re right..what happened to her? I heard that show and ever since then, she’s been ghost.

  • Miranda

    Racist muthafuckas think PBO has to beg their asses on WHO he would like in his cabinet. Arrogant racist assholes.

    Joy Reid ‏@TheReidReport
    Confirmed: @SenJohnMcCain opposes every Obama nominee because the POTUS didn’t call him to ask permission first. http://disq.us/8c44jp

    • AxelFoley

      What I never got was this–I know it’s in the Constitution, but why does a President have to have the Senate confirm his/her choices for THEIR Cabinet? I can see having to confirm a President’s choice for a judicial seat, but their own Cabinet?

      • conlakappa

        So there won’t be overt cronyism and fiefdoms created, I think. The Senate’s role is to “advise and consent.”

  • qosine

    Flournoy’s think tank The Center For A New American Security sounded familiar. CNAS published a report where Dr. Susan Rice wrote the preface.

    Their approaches to foreign policy (The Hon. Flournoy vs. Dr. Rice) are SO different. One report takes an old half-empty approach, where the second report takes a new half-full approach. Which approach do YOU like? LOL

    Report 1. Kurt M. Campbell and Michèle A. Flournoy. Introduction

    The United States faces a growing and daunting list of strategic challenges: reversing the decline in America’s global standing; protecting America and its interests and allies from terrorist attacks; developing a more effective long-term strategy against violent Islamist extremists; constraining nuclear proliferation; finding a responsible way out of Iraq while maintaining American influence in the wider region; persevering in Afghanistan; dealing prudently with global climate change; working towards greater energy security; rebuilding the nation’s armed forces; restoring the nation’s fiscal health; and restoring public trust in all manner of government functions, just to name a few. The next president of the United States, no matter his or her political party or particular worldview, will confront a stark set of global challenges that defy easy characterization or remedy.
    The national security inheritance of the next president is, in fact, a complex mix of challenges and opportunities. In this piece, we explore nine primary elements of the inheritance in depth: the costs of the Iraq War; military over extension; strategic preoccupation, confusion, and distraction; disregard for the rule of law; softening power and alienated allies; public disillusionment; financial indebtedness; a divided and fearful polity; and the enduring promise and potential of America. Managing this bequest must be the primary task for whoever occupies that lonely office in the West Wing. The stakes are high, and defining a way forward for American national security will be a consuming preoccupation for the next president and other presidents to follow.

    The Inheritance and the Way Forward. Kurt M. Campbell, CEO and The Honorable Michèle A. Flournoy President, Co-founders, The Center For A New American Security (CNAS). 06/27/2007.

    Report 2. Dr. Susan Rice, Preface

    At a time when the United States truly must rise from the ashes of a failed foreign policy, this report breaks away from such traditional concepts as containment, engagement, and enlargement and rejects standard dichotomies of realist power politics versus liberal idealism. It starts from a set of U.S. national interests as old as the nation itself and asks how we can safeguard and pursue those interests in this 21st century world. Without pretense of answering all questions and addressing all issues, the report offers bold and genuinely new thinking about America’s role in such a world.

    From this foundation, the thinkers and practitioners in the Phoenix Initiative have developed a different conception of American leadership. They accept that regardless of who is elected in November, the clock will not magically turn back to 1991, after the fall of the Soviet Union, or even back to September 12, 2001, when the world mourned with us. They see opportunities as well as challenges in the deep and unavoidable interconnectedness of our age, the rise of countries on every continent as emerging powers, and the broadening of the global agenda.

    Dr. Susan Rice. Preface. Strategic Leadership: Framework for a 21st Century National Security Strategy. Author(s): Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, Antony J. Blinken, Dr. Kurt M. Campbell, Michael A. McFaul, James C. O’Brien, Gayle E. Smith.. A Phoenix Initiative Report. Report launched and published at The Center For A New American Security (CNAS). JULY 24, 2008.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – –Lemme try THIS: – – – – –S.C.O.T.U.S. — –

    — – – -YA KNOW – – -a Teacha annnnd her QUIZ: – – -LOL

    – — -☻1. – What was the DIVERSITY in the PAST 3 PRESIDENT’S –FIRST CABINET? – —

    – – – — THIS is an OPEN BOOK TEST: – –LOL – –

    DATA:B – – –If his choices are confirmed, President-elect Barack Obama would have one of the most diverse Cabinets ever.

    Overall, Obama has picked five women, four blacks, three Hispanics and two Asians as Cabinet-level appointments. The team includes former rivals, political opponents and even a few who had standout careers in basketball, Obama’s favorite sport.

    President Bush’s first Cabinet in 2001 had four women, two blacks, one Hispanic and two Asians.

    President Clinton’s first Cabinet in 1993 had four women, four blacks and two Hispanics. — –

    – – –
    DATA: – – —Dr. Condi Rice: — — On foreign policy night at the GOP convention, Bush vet Condoleezza Rice and surge booster John McCain delivered speeches full of platitudes about American strength but skimpy on the disasters they championed—the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

    – — -☻3. — NAME some – – –LANDMARK S.C.O.T.U.S. -DECISIONS.
    – – – — —DATA – — -BAM!! —-List of landmark court decisions in the United States – –
    – – – — —-+
    1 Individual rights
    1.1 Discrimination based on race
    1.2 Discrimination based on sex
    1.3 Discrimination based on sexual orientation
    1.4 Birth control and abortion
    1.5 End of life
    1.6 Restrictions on involuntary commitment
    1.7 Power of Congress to enforce civil rights
    1.8 Other areas
    2 Criminal law
    2.1 Freedom from unreasonable search and seizure
    2.2 Right to an attorney
    2.3 Other rights regarding counsel
    2.4 Right to remain silent
    2.5 Right to competency evaluation
    2.6 Other competency rights
    2.7 Right to refuse treatment
    2.8 Capital punishment
    2.9 Other criminal sentences
    THERE R MORE!! – — -:>)

    – –☻4. How MANY of the 9 JUDGES were APPOINTED by PRESIDENT OBAMA?- –
    – – –DATA: – – –2 HISPANIC WOMEN!!

    – –☻5. Durin the NEXT 4 YEARS – -COULD MR. PRESIDENT appoint MORE.?
    – – – – –DATA —–YES!! – —

    — -☻6. Please re-read #3. – -Compared 2 – -# — MOST INFLUENCE on the LIVES of it’s CITIZEN? — – – –
    – – –DATA#3


    – – – –DATA – – –THIS!! – -LOL

    – — – –ERRYBODY – –PASSED! :>) – –

  • Ben Cisco

    Your attention please.

    To everyone freaking out about the Obama “women problem”:

    PUT.THE.PIPE.DOWN. The Village is playing you. AGAIN.

    There are plenty of political types in DC with a diversity problem, but President Obama is NOT one of them.
    This sorry-ass meme is being perpetrated by the Village, including the non-primetime contingent of MSNBC. THINK ALREADY!

    Protip: When your broadcast liberal outrage is coming from Mika “Stockholm Syndrome” Brezinski and and Mrs. Alan Fucking Greenspan, you are being trolled for the GOP’s benefit.

    • GN

      I couldn’t agree more. And love your user name!

    • AxelFoley

      Glad to see you made it over here, Captain. 😉

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY Ben Cisco. – – –****BIG –pleased 2 meetcha —HUG*** :>) – —

      — – – -THIS: – – ->The Village is playing you. AGAIN. – – –

      – -Luv YOUR use of – —“the –VILLAGE” — – -FIERCE!! :>)

      – – — ***SHARES THIS witchu** – — – -LOL – – –

      – – -Again, nice 2 meetcha :>) – –a trekie huh? –:>) – –

    • Ce552001

      Amen! Amen! Amen!

    • Admiral_Komack

      Welcome, Emissary.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -Gen. Colin Powell has ALWAYS had my RESPECT – -especially when he ENDORSED MR. PRESIDENT! – –:>)

    – — – -LUV THIS: – –DARK VEIN of INTOLERANCE – – -What an IMAGERY!! – -YES!!! –

    BIOLOGICALLY – –VEINS carry DE-OXYGENATED BLOOD – – -BACK 2 the HEART –2 GET some O2 – -after bein’ pumped 2 the LUNGS. –

    annnd is DARKER than O2-rich blood.

    – –☻VENOUS BLOOD also carries WASTES -USELESS metabolites, like CO2 annnnd UREA] from the metabolism of CELLS – –

    – – – – —+BOTH of THESE substances R TOXIC – –such that cells would die ifff they received them -rather than O2 annnd protein. —

    – – -“WHYCOME” this LOOKS LIKE annnd SOUNDS LIKE –

    RE-THUCKERS!!?? — “DARK — -USELESS – – – – -TOXIC – –WASTE” – –

    THANK U – –GEN. POWELL.:>) – – –STANDIN’ STRONG – -in your PRINCIPLES! –

  • rikyrah

    ARGO as Best Picture at the Golden Globes?

    • crazycanuck

      Never heard of it

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – — -FIRST: – – -COMMENT: –Susan Banks
    I think President Obama is just going to wear out the right wingers with all the fighting they will have to do – budgets, sequestration, nominations, immigration, Sandy funding, guns, guns and guns. They are going to be plum wore out and ready for a nap. How’s that for a clever strategy?

    – –HE KEEPS – – -MULTI-TASKIN’. . . :>) – —
    – –NOW: – —Obama Administration To Seek Citizenship Pathway For Immigrants – – —

    — –According to the New York Times, the Obama Administration will not back down on its calls for comprehensive immigration reform that addresses all aspects of the issue, including provisions for high-skilled workers, students, and a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who achieve legal status.

    Bucking GOP calls for a piecemeal approach on the issue, the administration will insist on a holistic solution that includes the promise of citizenship in conjunction with punitive measures against undocumented immigrants, according to administration officials:

    The president and Democrats will also oppose measures that do not allow immigrants who gain legal status to become American citizens one day, the officials said. […]

    Mr. Obama is expected to lay out his plan in the coming weeks, perhaps in his State of the Union address early next month, administration officials said.
    THERE IS MORE, :>) — — –

    • conlakappa

      Easy to do the rope-a-dope if the dope keeps punching himself out, innit?

  • GreenLadyHere



    – – –UNTIL the MORNING LIGHT ♥ :>) – – -AMEN. –

  • Camille

    I just finished watching the MSNBC video of the Chris Hayes show.

    I’ll start by confessing that I’ve never watched his show and have only seen Hayes in the old days as fill in for Maddow and I dislike him so intensely for the narcissistic, dishonest, try too hard, faux-intellectual blow hard he is. And no, Cher declaring that she’s got a crush (eeeew) on him makes Hayes not even the slightest bit more attractive or palatable.

    Watching this clip shows that things haven’t changed any. And not much is helped by cynically placing Joy Ann Reid beside him on the panel and interrupting her mid sentence every time she starts to offer a cogent response to contradict the lie-filled rantings of his hero and fellow dishonest purveyor of contrived phony “progressive” anti-President Obama outrage de jour, the completely racist and repulsive Amy Goodman.

    Someone ought to tell Amy Goodman that reeling off the Arabic names of supposed victims of drone strikes in Afghanistan to bolster support and provide validation for her unfounded hate, disdain and resentment of the black President – a hate, disdain and contempt that ironically pre-dates the drone strikes she tries to use as the basis of her permanent dissatisfaction and rejection of President Obama, fools nobody besides those of her ilk already determined to hate the man.

    What baffles me is how this extremely hostile woman so determinedly closed off, rabidly consumed and dismissive of and so full of palpable hate and contempt for President Obama, it practically oozes from every pore–

    A woman who has manufactured and traded on a phony reputation as some sort of credible voice grounded in some moral imperative dealing with human rights issues, yet who has absolutely no qualms exaggerating, deliberately misleading and outrightly lying to make her stories fit the anti-President Obama narratives she desperately hopes will stick and wields as a weapon and on which she thrives and profits off–

    How is it that Amy Goodman who so contemptuously and persistently insists to just about anyone willing to listen, that President Obama is all types of rotten. An irreversibly hardened and unapologetic coldblooded murderer, human rights abuser and hater of all that’s good, just, upright and moral–

    How is it that this woman Amy Goodman completely lacking in self awareness, somehow misses the fact that she looks and sounds as insane and perfectly stupid going about making all these weird demands of a man she says can’t be helped, will not change and for whom she  clearly has no respect for, faith or trust in-

    The way I see it, when you’ve very repeatedly, loudly and completely rejected, degraded, mocked and dismissed somebody  –made it crystal clear that you’ll never be convinced of their sincerity and efforts, and essentially pegged said person as useless, incorrigible, damaged and corrupt beyond redemption-

    How is it that Amy Goodman still thinks she gets to run around with a list of demands, instructions and a plan for the no good President she insists deliberately does nothing right and has no intentions of ever doing anything right?

    It’s called a hustle in perpetual motion, my friends  – and Amy Goodman has perfected the art form.

    Only this time around she serves it up with palpable racist condescension for the black guy in the White House whose most grievious crime was that he did not sufficiently worship at the altar of Amy Goodman, refusing to periodically commune with her or seek out her bony, self-aggrandizing arse and completely passed on consistently stroking or pacifying her massive ego.

    And hell hath no fury like Amy Goodman scorned!

    For that unforgivable crime alone, Amy Goodman is going to make sure President Obama pays – and dearly too, starting with the perpetual slander courtesy of her and her fellow cult of fringe wingnuts on the left. And it’s always going to be slander President Obama time for poor overlooked Amy!

    • Camille

      For some reason my post didn’t show up with my name, it’s Camille.

    • rikyrah

      BRAVO to everything you said, Camille.

      This has been my thinking about drones from the beginning, and the ‘ damage’ they do:

      I never saw this kind of sympathy for terrorists when a WHITE man was President.

      • Ce552001

        With each passing day Rikyrah, my loathing of people like Amy Goodman and so many of her cohorts on the left only grows.

        They are just as awful and destructive as the rightwing and they are certainly not winning over but instead completely repulsing so many of us.

        How is it they expect to rally support or build any measurable clout to get any of their pet causes passed —or their preferred candidates elected to office?

        As it stands now, any candidate or legislator that gets their approval or is remotely aligned with them, immediately loses my support. That’s just how disgusted I am with them.

    • conlakappa

      There’s a reason I call her Complainy Goodman. If happiness walked up to her and took her full in a hug, she wouldn’t recognize it. I’ve been waIting for an opportunity to share the names of people who are confirmed at a so-called peace [*cough*] ball during inaugural weekend. I think you will know why my eyebrow is on full arch at the names of the people I do like and respect. Why are they associating with this cast of characters? Gird your loins… no, really…

      The Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance
      January 20, 2013… Confirmed guests: Amy Goodman, Katrina vanden Heuval, Ralph Nader, Alice Walker, Van Jones, Nicole Lee, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Julian Bond, Marian Wright Edelman, Medea Benjamin, Etan Thomas, Dave Zirin, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Phyllis Bennis. Confirmed organizations: Democracy Now!, The Nation, The National Council of Negro Women, TransAfrica, Progressive Democrats of America, and Code Pink. Tickets: $135.

      • Ce552001

        Why is Marian Wright Edelman hanging out with these awful people?

      • GN

        With the way in which some of these people carry on, I’m amazed that they’re coming to DC to celebrate President Obama’s inauguration at a ball of any kind! Ralph Nader? Really?

      • Ce552001

        I don’t get it!!!

        Why are these people who hate President Obama going to D.C to dance at an inaugural ball during his inauguration.

        Fucking Ralph Nader and Medea Benjamin for chrissakes??

        Are you kidding me!

        Shouldn’t Code Pink be someplace protesting?

        And why is Alice Walker and these black groups allowing themselves to co-opted by these racist ‘liberals” as cover for their racist attacks on President Obama.

        They whole bunch of them will subsequently be able to point at this as proof positive that they aren’t racist.

        How could they be? They hosted an inaugural ball with the some of the blah grand poobahs.

        Ha! They really think they’re slick!