September 16, 2014

Sunday Evening Thread: Game Time!

Almost time for the main event: Who will have the best commercial?

In the meantime, enjoy these “football” hits!

Michael Henderson – Wide Receiver

The Chicago Bears – The Super Bowl Shuffle

Roger & Zapp – So Ruff So Tuff

Jamie Foxx feat Guru and Common – Any Given Sunday

How could I NOT include this? LOL

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  • GreenLadyHere

    — – –GOOD EVENIN’ POU FAM♥ – – -***BIG HUG*** :>) NOW I GOTTA GET ON DA ROAD – -2 C MY DAUGHTER -FAM.♥ –C U in a “BIT”. :>) – –

    — – -GOOD NEWS: – – – – -Woo! Hoo! — -:>) – –

    — -Robert Griffin III named AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Yearl

    – — — - Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins has won The Associated Press 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award, beating out two other sensational first-year quarterbacks.

    Griffin, whose thrill-a-minute combination of running and passing skills led Washington to its first NFC East title in 13 years, pulled away from Andrew Luck of the Colts and Russell Wilson of the Seahawks in a lopsided vote announced Saturday.

    RG3 earned 29 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Luck was next with 11 and Wilson got 10.

    All three led their teams to the playoffs.

    Griffin, who severely injured his right knee in a wild-card round loss to the Seahawks, set the NFL record for best passer rating by a rookie QB.

    – –PRAYIN’ 4 HIS RECOVERY. AMEN :>) – –

  • crazycanuck

    You mean it hasn’t started yet? Dam, I thought it was almost over lol.

  • Alma98

    Y’all know y’all love ya football. And I don’t care what anyone says Roger’s curl was soooo together!

  • rikyrah

    The Establishment Strikes Back

    by BooMan
    Sun Feb 3rd, 2013 at 09:19:13 AM EST

    The war is on. Wall Street Republicans are tired of seeing conservative Republicans lose primaries to complete freaks and then lose Senate seats to the Democrats. They are creating the Conservative Victory Fund to stop lunatics like Rep. Steve King from winning the nomination to run for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin’s seat in Iowa.

    “There is a broad concern about having blown a significant number of races because the wrong candidates were selected,” said Steven J. Law, the president of American Crossroads, the “super PAC” creating the new project. “We don’t view ourselves as being in the incumbent protection business, but we want to pick the most conservative candidate who can win.”

    Obviously, Karl Rove is involved in this effort, too. When the Republican Establishment starts telling the base of the party that they are selecting “the wrong candidates,” you know that fireworks will shortly follow. After all, how did progressives feel when Rahm Emanuel threw the DCCC’s money and support to conservadems over progressive champions?

    I wish I could say that this is a positive development that will lead the GOP back from the wilderness and restore two-party sanity. But it’s probably just a smart thing to do that will increase conservative power in Washington. Yet, it won’t be without drama.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/2/3/91913/43857

  • Alma98

    Miranda I watched Beasts of The Southern Wild last night. I loved it and plan on watching it again.

    • Miranda

      Honestly, that little girl deserves every acting award of the season. She was awesome!

      • Alma98

        She sure does! She made that movie.

  • rikyrah

    Imagining Successful Immigration Reform

    by BooMan
    Sun Feb 3rd, 2013 at 12:57:52 PM EST

    I actually think that Harry Reid is correct. The Senate is going to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill. I kind of doubt that all the Democrats will vote for it, but I still think they can get to 60 votes. What I have a much harder time imagining is a bill coming out of the House. If a bill does come out of the House, something out of the ordinary is going to have to happen. The House Judiciary Committee isn’t going to write a bill that House Democrats can support. And that means that Senate Democrats wouldn’t support it, either. One way for the House to try to pass something is to take the Senate bill and then restrict the amendments somehow. To do that, Boehner will have to hope he can control his Rules Committee.

    The whole effort would involve some Kabuki Theater. Ordinarily, the House Judiciary Committee would mark up a bill, pass it, and send it to the Rules Committee. The Rules Committee would decide how much time to allow for debate, how many amendments were allowed, and whether the amendments needed a majority or a supermajority to pass. Once the bill was passed, it would be sent to the Senate. Actually, there would be conferees elected to negotiate with the Senate’s conferees. They would have to create one bill out of the two versions provided by each chamber. And then that bill would have to be passed in each chamber and then sent to the president for his signature.

    The problem is that it might not be possible to reconcile the two bills if they are radically different. Knowing this, if the House leadership wants to actually pass a bill, they probably should not ask the House Judiciary Committee to work on a bill at all. Any changes to the Senate bill should be minimized, and come through the amendment process. Yet, how do you orchestrate something like that? It won’t look good, nor will it sit well with conservatives, if the House decides not to legislate their own version of immigration reform.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/2/3/125752/0896

  • Miranda

    Live Chat of the Super Bowl is up! JHud should be singing in the next 10-15 minutes

  • rikyrah

    February 03, 2013 1:40 PM
    Dissension within GOP-land. Pass the popcorn!

    By Kathleen Geier

    Don’t you just love it when wingnuts fight amongst themselves?

    Call this round “The Empire Strikes Back.” The New York Times is reporting that some of the top donors in the G.O.P., frustrated by the Tea Party’s success in gaining nominations for far-right candidates in senate primaries, only to have them lose in the general election, is forming a new group aimed at nominating more mainstream candidates. Their goal is to win back G.O.P. control of the senate.

    The group, which is called the Conservative Victory Project, is part of the American Crossroads super PAC, and is backed by Karl Rove, among others. Given Rove’s track record of late, this hardly bodes well. And already, conservative groups like the Club for Growth and the Senate Conservatives Fund are mocking the effort as “the Conservative Defeat Fund.”

    The Times reports that the first major battle for the new group could be the Republican senate primary in Iowa, where veteran Democratic senator Tom Harkin recently announced his retirement. The Tea Party faction is trying to recruit Rep. Steve King, while the Crossroads group wants to defeat him. But according to an article in Politico, there’s a fear that an anti-King campaign might only create a backlash of support for him.

    .

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2013_02/dissension_within_gopland_pass042787.php#more

  • crazycanuck

    The real football

    • Alma98

      LOL!

    • MsKitty

      Gunner till I die!

  • Alma98

    Alicia Keys did good.

  • rikyrah

    South African Billionaire Pledges To Give Away Half His Wealth

    South African billionaire and mining tycoon Patrice Motsepe has joined Bill Gates’ and Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge by announcing that he will give away half the income generated from assets owned by his family to the Motsepe Family Foundation. Motsepe, who is South Africa’s richest black man, with a net worth of $2.65 billion by FORBES’ latest estimates, made the formal announcement on Wednesday at Johannesburg’s Southern Sun Hotel during a gathering attended by King Goodwill Zwelithini of the Zulu nation, South Africa’s Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, Rabbi Warren Goldstein and religious leaders.”

    The article continues about the wealthy entrepreneur: “Motsepe is the first African to join the Giving Pledge, a campaign spearheaded by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give at least half of their wealth to philanthropic causes. In Motsepe’s statement, he stated: ‘Precious [his wife] and I will contribute at least half of the funds generated by our family assets to the Motsepe Foundation to be used during our lifetime and beyond to improve the lifestyles and living conditions of the poor, disabled, unemployed, women, youth, workers and marginalised South Africans, Africans and people around the world.'”

    More: “While it is not yet certain how much this money will amount to, Motsepe declared that the bulk of the money given to the Motsepe Foundation will be channeled towards issues affecting South Africa’s poor, including education, health, unemployment and advancing women.”

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/mfonobongnsehe/2013/01/31/south-african-billionaire-patrice-motsepe-joins-giving-pledge/

  • rikyrah

    A flash mob sings at a Madrid Unemployment Office.

  • rikyrah

    LOL

    A SCOTTIE PINWHEEL OF DOGS…

    • conlakappa

      Matthew, Mark, Luke, John… Nigel, Annelise.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – -[Apologies ifff a dup] — -MR. PRESIDENT – -Gave somethin’ 2 “think about”- – -B4 the – -“GAME”:- – -:>) —

    – –Obama: Gays Should Be Allowed In Scouts
    [Before the Super Bowl, Obama says he won't push for another increase to tax rates.]
    - – –
    – – — President Barack Obama condemned the ban on gays from openly joining the Boy Scouts of America Sunday in an interview with CBS News two hours before Super Bowl kickoff.

    “Should scouting be open to gays,” asked interviewer Scott Pelley, to which Obama replied simply “Yes,” before expanding to say that gays and lesbians should have the same opportunities and access to institutions as other Americans.

    In the wide-ranging interview, the president also discussed his plans for tax reform in the coming year, saying he won’t propose further raising tax rates after January’s fiscal cliff agreement raised rates on the nation’s wealthiest.

    “I don’t think the issue now is raising rates,” he told Pelley, saying he wants to raise revenues by tackling loopholes and deductions — specifically mentioning the carried interest tax loophole, which benefits hedge funds.

    “There is no doubt we need additional revenue coupled with smart spending reductions,” he added, in a rebuke to Republicans who have tried to keep new revenues off the table.
    THERE IS MORE.—

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda—-NOT supportin’ him;- -BUT GLAD THIS was SAID!!- – –

    – – –Krugman: The NRA Is An ‘Insane Organization’- –
    — -Liberal economist and columnist Paul Krugman said Sunday that the National Rifle Association has shown its true colors in the recent debate over guns since the Newtown massacre.

    “The NRA is now revealed as an insane organization,” Krugman said on ABC’s “This Week.”

    “What strikes me is we’ve actually gotten a glimpse into the mindset, though, of the pro-gun people and we’ve seen certainly Wayne LaPierre and some of these others,” Krugman said, referring to the NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre. “It’s bizarre. They have this vision that we’re living in a ‘Mad Max’ movie and that nothing can be done about it, that America cannot manage unless everybody’s prepared to shoot intruders, that — the idea that we have a police forces that provides public safety is somehow totally impractical, despite the fact that, you know, that is, in fact, the way we live.”

    “There are plenty of gun-owners who are fine,” Krugman said. “But the lobbying groups, the NRA is now revealed as an insane organization, and that matters quite a lot.”

    – — — -***hands out — BAND AIDS***- -LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    LOL –POU FAM♥ — – –another – – -INTERESTIN’ DRIVE home with — “GHETTO Guuuuurrrlll”. — -LOL

    —Decided “she” was UPSET that I jus’ got her 2 C the – -COIN TOSS” —Sooo — NO HELP 4 me 2 get back home. LOL

    INSTEAD “she” sat in the BACK SEAT –annnnd I kept hearin’ THESE SOUNDS ["she's done THIS B4]: – —

    – – ☻-CHEWING Her GUM- –

    — ☻ -Filing Her NAILS – –

    – – -☻ -LOOKIN’ Through a GLAMOUR MAGAZINE – -4 her NEXT HAIR COLOR – – -LOL – —

    – – -I jus’ kept real quiet —4 fear of-DISTURBIN’ “her”. – — –

    – – — – -Annnnd I made it safely. :>) –LOL —

  • GreenLadyHere

    CONGRATULATIONS: – —WAYTA GO! – – – — :>) – –

    – —Adrian Peterson awarded NFL MVP, Offensive Player of the Year honors – —

    – – – – -Adrian Peterson called it a blessing in disguise.

    Strange way to describe career-threatening major knee surgery.

    The Minnesota Vikings’ star came back better than ever, just missing Eric Dickerson’s longstanding rushing record and closing out the season with two of the top NFL awards from The Associated Press: Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year.

    As sort of an added bonus, he beat Peyton Manning for both of them Saturday night.

    “My career could have easily been over, just like that,” the sensational running back said. “Oh man. The things I’ve been through throughout my lifetime has made me mentally tough.

    ” I’m kind of speechless. This is amazing, ” he said in accepting his awards, along with five others at the “2nd Annual NFL Honors” show on CBS saluting the NFL’s best players, performances and plays from the 2012 season. The awards are based on balloting from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL. — –
    THERE IS MORE. — —

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda —LOL —The nra(CISTS) —–GETTIN’ – -CALLED! OUT! —–Again – HAH! – —

    – – – –Mayors Against Illegal Guns Calls Out NRA In Dramatic Super Bowl Ad – – – –

    – – -Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a gun violence prevention group chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, will air an advertisement during the Super Bowl calling on Congress to pass universal background checks. The ad is part of the group’s “Demand A Plan” campaign, which focuses on convincing elected officials that stronger gun regulations are needed.

    The spot features pictures and voices of children — a harsh reminder of the 20 first-graders killed in December in Newton, Connecticut. The kids single out the National Rifle Association for backtracking on its earlier support for background checks on all gun sales.

    Watch it:
    – — -SNIP —-
    — —-What’s more, universal background checks are widely supported. Just eight percent of the country agrees with the NRA’s position against such a measure; 92 percent support background checks for all. That’s likely to make the Super Bowl ad — which will air “on CBS, the network broadcasting the Super Bowl, in the Washington DC market in the third-quarter break coming out of halftime” — quite popular.

  • GreenLadyHere