November 25, 2014

Sunday Evening Thread: Sunday Soul

Music to get your minds right for the work week!

George Benson – This Masquerade

Grenique – Star Of  A Story

Sade – King Of Sorrow

Al Jarreau – After All

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  • Miranda

    GottaLaff ‏@GottaLaff
    2 persons of interest being questioned in death of Hadiya Pendleton: MSNBC

    • rikyrah

      Find the right ones and put them under the jail

      • Admiral_Komack

        Find the ones who did it and put a drone up their ass.

  • Miranda

    All eyes on Frank Ocean as Grammy Awards kick off

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Everybody’s thinkin’ about Frank Ocean.

    Ocean is a cause celebre and the man with the momentum as Sunday’s Grammy Awards kicked off with pre-telecast wins by Rihanna and Mumford & Sons. One of six top nominees with six nominations apiece, the 25-year-old R&B singer turned cultural talking point will have the music world’s attention.

    more here: http://thegrio.com/2013/02/10/all-eyes-on-frank-ocean-as-grammy-awards-kick-off/

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

      Has anyone heard his album? How is it?

      • Alma98

        My son & daughter loves him.

    • conlakappa

      Will he and Chris Brown Chris Brown’s bodyguard be fighting over a parking space again?

  • rikyrah

    GOP on Immigration: Brown People Should Work, Not Vote

    Wednesday, February 06, 2013 | Posted by Deaniac83 at 4:31 PM

    At yesterday’s House committee hearing on immigration reform, Republicans were desperate, looking for a way to avoid providing a path to citizenship to the 11 million undocumented immigrants already in this country. From the committee’s chairman branding a path to earned citizenship an “extreme” solution in the same league with mass deportation to its former chairman imploring a “compromise between the status quo and a path to citizenship”, the Republicans were trying to find a face-saver.

    Unfortunately for them, no such solution exists. The president has made it clear on multiple occasions that he will not accept anything less than a clear path to earned citizenship for those who have been in this country, have not committed crimes and are contributing to our economy and society. Immigration advocates have made clear much the same thing.

    But the Republican impetus to desperately search for a way to deny citizenship to these immigrants is more than just a policy blunder. It is an insult to say to those members of our society that they should never be able to earn their way to becoming an American. It is an insult to tell them that they are welcome to sacrifice for our country, to work hard to produce for our economy, to work every bit as hard as any American citizen, but not to become a part of our great democratic experiment. Make no mistake, that is what this is about. This is about denying the vote to as many brown people as possible, for as long as possible.

    They want the sweat and tear of immigrants for the benefit of big corporations and agribusiness, but they don’t want those immigrants to vote. It’s deliberate, it’s cynical, and it’s reprehensible. Republicans know that they are in a bind – that if they stand in the way of comprehensive immigration reform, a growing Latino and other minority populations will put the White House out of their reach for the foreseeable future

    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2013/02/gop-on-immigration-brown-people-should.html

  • rikyrah

    GOP’s SOTU Response: How to Say “F*ck You” to Americans in Spanish

    Thursday, February 07, 2013 | Posted by Deaniac83 at 3:09 PM

    We’ve got more news on the Republican path to political oblivion: Sen. Marco Rubio will deliver the response to President Obama’s State of the Union address next Tuesday, in both English and Spanish. Obviously a way to pander to Hispanic voters without actually doing anything for them, this reminds of the GOP’s Sarah Palin syndrome. People aren’t dumb – we don’t vote for chromosomal likeness, nor for linguistic commonality. We vote values. The Republican party’s current policy position on working people, people of color, minorities and women – F*ck you – sounds pretty bad regardless of the language used to say it.

    Republicans nominated a woman and lost the women’s vote in 2008. They nominated a Catholic and lost the Catholic vote majorly in 2012. I mean, sure, it’s impressive that the face of the GOP has gone from a winking moosehunter who had trouble with one language to a young “gun” who is fluent with two, but if the Republicans believe that Rubio’s fluency in Spanish can mask his affiliation with the crazy wing of the Republican party, he’s no less delusional than Sarah Palin.

    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2013/02/gops-sotu-response-how-to-say-fck-you.html

  • rikyrah

    Tea Party: Too Stupid to Learn

    by BooMan
    Sun Feb 10th, 2013 at 10:38:39 AM EST

    The federal budget is a massive undertaking, and if you go through it you will find projects that were completed using less money than was allocated, projects that were cancelled, projects that were created by typos and that never really existed. Another way of looking at this is that the government isn’t going to spend all the money that it says it is going to spend. The budget deficit isn’t as big as the government says it is. Obviously, some projects run over budget, but the cost of those projects isn’t on the books until additional money is appropriated for them.
    Back in 2011, a lot of the spending cuts that were announced were not really cuts in money that was going to be spent but the identification of money that was not going to be spent. Most of this was honest accounting.

    Money had been appropriated, adding to the deficit on paper but not in fact. There were some gimmicks, too. It made no sense to pretend that we were going to carry out the U.S. Census in 2011 until Congress intervened. We do the Census every ten years, and having done it in 2010, there were no savings from not doing it again the next year. Census spending went down, but not because of any deal made between the president and Congress. Still, if the game is to live within our means, discovering that we owe less money is just as good as spending less money. Put it this way. Would you rather spend $1,000 less on yourself or get a letter in the mail from VISA telling you that due to an computer glitch it turns out that you owe them $1,000 less than you thought you owed them? Regardless of your answer, you are $1,000 less in debt.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/2/10/103839/570

  • rikyrah

    Found at TOD;

    201 Don
    February 10, 2013 at 12:24 pm
    Drones aren’t the problem; the problem is that President Obama is killing every motherfucker in sight that fucks with this country. President Obama has effectively out “patriotic” those that claim to be patriotic, and in doing so he has presented America with her greatest fear, a black man with a gun, or a drone.

    • conlakappa

      Was it responded to with a chorus of “yabut?”

    • Admiral_Komack

      I wish the President would say this at the State of the Union address:

      “I don’t mean to drone on about this…but be careful of the company you keep.”

      • edp4bho

        LOL. You are so dear !!

      • TyrenM

        A to the K – Bring the Noise!

  • rikyrah

    Friday, February 08, 2013
    Korea Is Thrilled With First Lady’s White House Recipe For ‘Simple Kimchi’

    Michelle Obama is a lover of Kimchi,” notes headline in the Korea Times…
    Kimchi is the national dish of Korea, and First Lady Michelle Obama is getting props in the country’s media after the White House on Wednesday night released a recipe for housemade “Simple Kimchi.” The recipe was posted to Mrs. Obama’s @FLOTUS Twitter account, and after Obama Foodorama noted that it is the first new recipe release of President Obama’s second term, Korea’s SBS television and radio network linked to the post and reported that the recipe “has become a hot topic” and “netizens have shown great interest.” Above, a screengrab of the SBS story, which features a photo of Mrs. Obama and a headline that seems to read “Michelle Obama soaked in Kimchi,” according to Google translate.

    “Michelle Obama is a lover of Kimchi,” was the headline for a story published about the recipe in English in the Korea Times. Kimchi is typically a vibrant red in Korea, and the outlet reported that the bottles of Kimchi in the White House photo (l) included with the recipe do “not look as red as the Korean traditional variety,” and that “the ingredients and preparation were also modified slightly for Western tastes.”

    Noting that the Napa cabbage used in the recipe was harvested from Mrs. Obama’s Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn, SBS mentioned Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign: “Mrs. Obama has been spreading the news about her childhood obesity campaign and a healthy diet, with a vegetable garden at the White House.”

    http://obamafoodorama.blogspot.com/2013/02/korea-is-thrilled-with-first-ladys.html

  • rikyrah

    Droning On And On

    By Zandar February 10th, 2013

    Joan Walsh on droooooooones and wrestling with her unbearable guilt of being Joan Walsh:

    There are (at least) two issues here: The use of drones generally, and their use to kill American citizens. Some values should apply to both. No doubt drone warfare is sometimes preferable to traditional combat – but can’t we debate when, and why? Isn’t it possible that removing the risk of losing American lives by using unmanned predators will make it easier for decision-makers to risk the lives of those who aren’t Americans? Shouldn’t we know more about when and why drone strikes are launched, as well as who’s been killed, at the cost of how much collateral damage, most important, the number of “non-combatants” — innocent people – who are killed

    Did I miss the part where American military action only started killing non-combatants on January 21, 2009? Did I also miss the part where IEDs keep blowing off arms and legs and shearing off chunks of our soldiers’ skulls, creating a huge number of folks coming back home with truly awful injuries? We’ve had this debate about people being killed in military action since this whole American experiment began, folks. Here’s the thing, if we’re going to be over there doing this kind of thing, and right now that’s the policy, I’d rather see drones than boots on the ground. You can go on and on about targeted killings of US citizens at a coldly impersonal distance without due process, and yet we’ve got 300 million devices in the country called “firearms” that quite often end up doing just that. Due process is not always exercised in those situations either, guys. People where you live can get killed guns without warning. Maybe there’s an investigation, maybe there’s even a trial. But there are plenty of times where who pulled the trigger is never found, and the killer never brought to justice.

    Where’s your outrage over that? Did I miss the part where Abdulrahman al-Awlaki was the only US teenager ever killed for bullshit reasons? You know what else is a “targeted killing of American citizen?” Any cops who draw their weapon on someone and pull the trigger, and guess what, they don’t always shoot the right person. There’s oversight in those situations, but not always. I’m a hell of a lot more worried about that than I am what’s going on in Waziristan, people. If you’re going to perpetually scream “DROOOOOOOOONES YOU OBOT” at me, go to the nearest large metropolitan police department and make sure you personally solve every homicide that comes in the door.

    Otherwise, have a darkened Superdome full of seats.

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2013/02/10/droning-on-and-on/#comments

    • Alma98

      Some of the comments as usual are firebaggerish.

  • Miranda

    Here is the conversation from the MHP Show about the Obama’s marriage.

    Seriously, some things do not require analysis – as my Grandmama would say…”just shut up”

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/46979745/#50761408

    • conlakappa

      I cannot look. As someone into her second marriage, why would MHP entertain a discussion about a marriage that involves neither partner? Isn’t that sort of thing covered by Entertainment Tonight and Us Magazine?

    • Worldwatcher7

      Sigh…. When I hear conversations like this my first inclination is to quickly change the channel to the cartoon network, because I know if I keep listening I’m going to end up pissed off.

      Sure enough I found myself making a list of the stupid stuff: Did that Victoria person actually say the Obama marriage is unrealistic? Why would anyone allow a emo-ass Hillary dead-ender like Laura Flanders to have a seat at a table discussing Black folks’ lives? Is Melissa actually implying that by PBO living with and loving his wife and daughters he is somehow standing in opposition to the idea of healthy single parent families?

      I know that some good points were made, but is it really necessary for us to have to slog through such a murky overly intellectualized swamp of words just to reflect on the President’s beautiful loving family? And why do I always feel like these deeply intellectual (snark) folks are ridiculing the majority of Us Black Americans for thinking of the Obamas as family members, while they are seeking to treat them like specimens being viewed under a microscope?

      • GN

        Deserves to be repeated:
        And why do I always feel like these deeply intellectual (snark) folks are ridiculing the majority of Us Black Americans for thinking of the Obamas as family members, while they are seeking to treat them like specimens being viewed under a microscope?

        I’m already in a bad mood, so I can’t watch idiotic emotrolling or any shade thrown towards the First Couple’s marriage and the stellar, superlative, highly beneficial example they set. I was raised in a healthy single parent household and see everything right with the image presented by the President and First Lady. Sounds like this segment was negativity for the sake of it, and nothing’s worse for black people than that.

      • Miranda

        Oh believe me…these eggheads do look down upon all of us who save our Ebony and Essence and whatever other magazine with the PBO, FLOTUS, or the whole family on the cover. They laugh at us and think we are just so simple-minded. I pity them.

        These “intellectuals” are full of book sense but not a lick of common sense.

        • nathkatun7

          My grandmother, who valued education, still always warned us not to become educated fools by forgetting who were and where we came from.

    • Tafr

      MHP is trying so hard to fit in with the white liberal racist she works with. Sorry I am going to call it like I see it. She is trying to fit in soo bad that she is making herself look like a complete idiot. Now I know MHP is no idiot but she is doing a damn good job playing one. I will give her a slow clap with a side of WTF for her effort. Eventually she will fit in to the point that the liberal racist will say “you are not like those other black people you are cool” This is beneath her, so immature, and not worth her reputation.

  • rikyrah

    Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:10 AM PST.

    Virginia Democrats showing how to negotiate on Medicaid

    by Joan McCarter

    Democrats in the Virginia state Senate are making the best use of the fact that they have half the seats in the chamber, even though they’re in the minority in full legislature. They’re hanging tough on approving Gov. Bob McDonnell’s budget in return for Medicaid expansion.

    Democrats were emboldened in this effort after a controversial attempt by Senate Republicans to jam a mid-decade gerrymandering plan through the state legislature on the day of President Obama’s second inauguration. That effort failed in the House earlier this week, but only after Democrats had coalesced around a plan to use the state budget as leverage to expedite the Medicaid expansion.

    So far that plan has proved effective. On Thursday, the Virginia Senate amended its budget to include a provision green lighting the expansion, while the state simultaneously works to implement federally-approved cost control measures for the program. The budget passed overwhelmingly.
    That vote approving the budget was 36-4. Now the Democrats have to be able to repeat that in the House, where their budget proposal would eventually expand Medicaid, conditional on getting federal approval to make program changes, something that the Department of Health and Human Services isn’t providing much leeway for.

    So here’s a case of Democrats taking a policy hostage, and doing it for good policy. U.S. House Democrats could take a lesson or two from them, now that they’ll be critical for passing any legislation in that dysfunctional body.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/08/1185627/-Virginia-Democrats-showing-how-to-negotiate-on-Medicaid

  • Alma98

    Ummm that pic of Lupe in POU’s twitter TL proves that the wheels have come off. He reminds me of Lauren Hill and her downward spiral, they look to be suffering from mental illness. So sad.

    • Miranda

      I just posted about it above….This kneegrow has lost it.

      • conlakappa

        He looks… unclean. And are those toe-shoes he’s wearing? Not the balletic kind but the individual toe ones.

  • Miranda

    What in da……………………….

    http://twitpic.com/c2lyvi

    Yeah, Lupe is cray.

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

      Is he wearing footies and a night gown??

      • Alma98

        LOL!

  • rikyrah

    This Week in God
    By Steve Benen
    Sat Feb 9, 2013 10:07 AM EST.

    First up from the God Machine this week is a look at the annual National Prayer Breakfast, which was held this week, and which welcomed President Obama for the fifth time

    Obama’s annual participation in the event has become a point of consternation for some on the right, though for contradictory reasons. Some conservatives choose to pretend the president refuses to show up, despite the evidence to the contrary, while other conservatives acknowledge Obama’s appearances, but condemn his remarks.
    …………………………………………….

    Obama’s remarks this week, which focused on the need for humility, drew fewer far-right complaints, but the president was preceded by Dr. Benjamin Carson, a conservative physician, who used his time at the microphone to complain about “fiscal irresponsibly” and the national debt, before insisting that God wants a 10 percent flat tax.

    Though conservatives were outraged that Obama tried to “politicize” the prayer breakfast in 2012, the right quickly celebrated Carson’s remarks this week.

    It’s funny how that works out, isn’t it?

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/09/16910343-this-week-in-god?lite

  • rikyrah

    Officials To Offer $1 Million Reward In Hunt For Ex-Cop
    Pema Levy – 2:02 PM EST, Sunday February 10, 2013

    Officials on Sunday will announce a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest and capture of Christopher Dorner, the ex-cop suspected of killing three people in Southern California, the Los Angeles Times reports. A massive manhunt has been tracking Dorner since last week.

    The city of Los Angeles, law enforcement organizations, private groups and anonymous donors have all contributed to the reward fund, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation. Authorities have already raised $500,000 with a goal of $1 million or more.

    The reward announcement is expected at Sunday’s 1 p.m. news conference at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters.

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/officials-to-offer-1-million-reward-in-hunt

    • Alma98

      Well I guess if the public won’t voluntarily help the LAPD. They figure a million dollars will get the public on their side. Let’s hope this doesn’t get civilians killed.

    • morphus

      AND they are using …. what for it …. DRONE.

      Fugitive alleged LAPD-killer is first drone target on U.S. soil …

      It’s official: The drone war has come home to America. Wanted fugitive Christopher Dorner, the homicidal former cop currently at war with the LAPD, has become the first known human target for airborne drones on U.S. soil.

      http://now.msn.com/christopher-dorner-is-first-drone-target-on-us-soil

  • Miranda

    Buh…but….drones?Arizona: Boy Killed by Border Agent Was Shot 8 Times
    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Published: February 7, 2013

    An autopsy report indicates a teenage Mexican boy who was apparently fatally shot by a United States Border Patrol agent in October was struck by at least eight bullets, all but one hitting him in the back. The report from medical examiners in Mexico describes several other wounds, but it is unclear if they account for additional bullets. Luis Parra, a lawyer for the family of the boy, José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, says he believes that the agent used excessive force. Border Patrol officials declined to comment on the autopsy report Thursday. The Border Patrol says agents responded on Oct. 10 to reports of drug smugglers at the fence along the border with Mexico in Nogales, Ariz. The agency says one agent opened fire through the fence as United States authorities were pelted with rocks. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/us/arizona-boy-killed-by-border-agent-was-shot-8-times.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1&

    • Alma98

      I saw this the other day and thought to myself were are the emos, PL and Greenwald.

      • GN

        /crickets

        Shot 8 times for throwing rocks. Deepest condolences to this child’s family.

  • rikyrah

    Don’t Believe the Hype

    Josh Marshall-February 10, 2013, 1:39 PM
    Let’s just say it: Marco Rubio is the Wes Clark of 2013. Only with many fewer accomplishments.

    It pains me to say this because I’m an admirer of Gen. Wesley Clark. I think he would have made a good president. He was an extremely accomplished career military officer. He was also a West Point valedictorian and Rhodes Scholar, so you might say a Democrat’s vision of what a warrior-scholar should be.

    But there’s a difference between a person’s innate qualities and accomplishments and the reason they become the person of the moment or get seized upon for some special role by a political party. And there’s no question Democrats seized on Clark in 2003/2004 because his credentials as a retired 4 star general and a combat vet promised to serve as a heat shield to protect them from charges of weakness in an era in which an aggressive national security posture was the sine qua non of national elections.

    Nor was Clark the only example. Finding the retired General or combat vet to carry the Democratic banner was a thing for a couple decades — and for obvious reasons: the public consistently rated Republicans better on national security issues.

    But nominating a general doesn’t solve the political problem. Ask President Kerry. And neither will nominating Marco Rubio or putting him at the party’s helm.

    We hear today that not only is he young and ‘on social media’, he also “knows who Tupac is.” And of course this week he will deliver the Republican response to the President’s State of the Union address.

    Supporters can note that if Rubio ran for president in 2016 his time on the national stage would be precisely the same as Barack Obama’s was in 2008. And they’d be right. But Rubio isn’t a rising political star. The mechanics are different. It’s more like the party’s lack of traction with youth and minority voters is creating a vast zone of negative pressure, sucking him up to the heights of the party structure in Washington.

    http://editors.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2013/02/lets_just_say_it_marco.php?ref=fpblg

  • rikyrah

    Graham Threatens Holds On Hagel, Brennan Nominations
    Pema Levy – 2:19 PM EST, Sunday February 10, 2013

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday threatened to place holds on the nominations of Chuck Hagel for defense secretary and John Brennan for director of the CIA until the White House details President Obama’s actions on the night of the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

    “No confirmation without information,” Graham said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

    “We know nothing about what the president did on the night of September 11, during a time of national crisis, and the American people need to know what their commander-in-chief did, if anything, during this eight-hour attack,” Graham said.

    Graham continued: “I don’t know if he ever called anyone. I know he never talked to the secretary of defense. I know that he never talked to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs. And they never talked to anyone at the White House. I know the secretary of state never talked to the secretary of defense. This was incredibly mismanaged. And what we know now, it seems to be a very disengaged president.”

    Graham said he would not filibuster the nominations, which Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has advised repeatedly against.

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/graham-threatens-hold-on-hagel-brennan-confirmations

    • GN

      He’s a fucking clown, as are all of the Benghazi truthers.

      @beardedstoner:
      Lindsey Graham won’t allow these Grammys to proceed until He Gets Answers!

      • Miranda

        And no one in the media will call out the blatant hypocrisy of how he kept silent all thru the Bush years when multiple embassies and cosulates were hit.

        • nathkatun7

          The U.S. media is pathetic! You would think Ms. Graham-McCain would be asked what he did about G.W Bush’s inaction after he received PDA about Bin Laden determined to attack in America. After all, 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of that inaction.

          Graham is worried about Teabaggers challenging him and he thinks that attacking the President on Benghazi will be his ticket to re-election.

  • Miranda

    12 yrs old…………………Poway Student Planned School Shooting: Deputies
    The 12-year-old student was detained after officials seized numerous rifles and handguns from his home
    A Poway student sent a threatening email over the weekend to a Twin Peaks Middle School administrator stating he planned to shoot a teacher and 23 fellow students at the school on Monday morning.

    Detectives from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department investigated the alleged shooting threat Saturday and found numerous rifles and handguns in the 12-year-old student’s home.

    According to officials, the email threat — which was sent to a school administrator Friday night — made reference to 3,000 rounds of ammunition as well as numerous firearms in the planned shooting at the Poway middle school located at 14640 Tierra Bonita Rd.

    Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Sheriffs-Poway-Student-Detained-For-Threatening-School-Shooting-190592851.html#ixzz2KXkKoD8L

    • Alma98

      SMH!

    • rikyrah

      12?

      12?

      12?

      • Gc

        3000?
        3000?
        3000?

  • Gc

    Will there be a live chat Tuesday?

    • Miranda

      Of course! You know how we do!

  • Miranda

    Live Chat of Grammy’s is up! Red Carpet going on now!

  • Miranda

    ROFLMAO

    KuntyeWest KuntyeΔWest 16m
    Adele at the Grammys looking like one of these pic.twitter.com/DXIunGbV

    • lamh36

      girl she looks like a doillie

  • Alma98

    Yeah Adelle!

    • Gc

      Rolling the Deep – don’t even know what that means, but ADORE that song. It is anthemish. I sing along loudly to it :)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good EVenin’ miranda/POU FAM♥ — – – -***BIG HUG*** :>) —

    — -OMG! — -STORMS R abounding. – – –NOW TORNADOS. — –

    — – Tornado hits Mississippi; storms move east – –

    – —<iA tornado touched down in southern Mississippi on Sunday, injuring at least three people and causing significant damage, state officials said.

    As the storm system moved east, tornado warnings remained in effect for parts of southeastern Mississippi and southwestern Alabama.

    “Right now, the most important thing for us is to make sure that we account for all individuals and make sure that they’re safe and secure,” Robert Latham, director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, told CNN.

    He said there were reports of significant damage in Hattiesburg, where the tornado touched down. The city is home to the University of Southern Mississippi.

    “I hope to goodness that when all this is said and done, all we have to do is clean up a mess and that we haven’t lost any lives in this,” Latham said.

    Sara Lawrence, a resident of Hattiesburg, said that the storm sounded like “stuff being thrown.”
    THERE IS MORE.

    – – –PRAYIN’ 4 ALL. – —ESPECIALLY – -ANY POU FAM♥ family. :>) — —

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — — Here’ my CONTRIBUTION: – –“ANIMATED AL” :>) – –) He is – – “AT ONE” with the MUSIC. :>) — -

  • crazycanuck

    Milt Shook ‏@MiltShook
    Still waiting… If not drones, what do we replace it with?

    Michael Demmons ‏@mldemmons
    @MiltShook We replace it with leaving people alone.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda —MEANT 2 post yesterday. :>)- –GOOD FASHION NEWS – —

    – — 2013 New York Fashion Week: Harlem’s Fashion Row creates fabulous platform for designers of color

    – —–Harlem’s Fashion Row held its sixth annual Fall/Winter show last night, kicking off 2013 New York Fashion Week at the Apollo Theater with a presentation that was also a call to action. Founded in 2007 by CEO and founder Brandice Henderson, the “HFR Movement” as she has coined it promotes the capsule collections of emerging designers of color selected by her organization.

    By giving these up-and-coming style stars a chance to shine during an important market for buyers, HFR provides a complementary experience for African-American fashion journalists, stylists and more to mix and mingle. Standing apart from the official tents of Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, a critical nexus of the mainstream industry where only three African-American designers are showing, HFR addresses this lack of representation.

    This cultural space for connection is a platform of much-needed exposure for blacks in fashion.

    “I love it. We don’t, as black designers or designers of color, get opportunities like this — at all,” Terese Sydonna, a New York City-based designer said of Harlem’s Fashion Row. “You have to work very hard as a designer first of all, and then to have something like this that’s so accessible, it’s incredible.”
    THERE IS MORE.

    – — Jus’ a thought: – –MAYBE some of THEM can CATCH the EYE of –OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥ —

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – –Oooooweeeee – – —FIERCE!! – – – –***hands out BAND AIDS*** LOL —–

    —–Democratic Congressman Destroys GOP Hypocrisy On Looming Budget Cuts – –

    – —On ABC’s This Week Sunday morning, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) called out Tom Cole (R-OK) for his claim that President Obama is responsible for the automatic budget cuts set to go into effect if Congress cannot reach a budget deal by March. The so-called “sequester” includes steep defense cuts intended to motivate Republicans who refused to agree to any deal that included a tax increase in 2011.

    When Cole tried to pin the cuts on Obama, Ellison reminded him that Cole himself voted for the Budget Control Act that created the sequester:

    COLE: I think it is inevitable. This was a presidential suggestion back in 2011, an idea. And yet the president himself hasn’t put out any alternatives.
    – – – – SNIP – – –

    — —READY? – -LOL- –

    – —- ELLISON: Well, Tom, the problem with saying this is the president’s idea is that you voted for the Budget Control Act. I voted against it. We wouldn’t have ever been talking about the Budget Control Act but for your party refused to negotiate on the debt ceiling something that has been routinely increased as the country needed it. You used that occasion in 2011 August to basically say we are going to default on the country’s obligations or you’re going to give us dramatic spending cuts. That’s how we got to the Budget Control Act.
    – — — –
    DROPS MIC!!!– –LOL!
    Watch it: – — — –

    – – –COMMENT:- -David Starkey
    I LOVE it when a conservative gets verbally pantsed on national television. —–LOL

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    miranda – —-Woo! Hoo! – – -On The Road Again —:>) – –

    – –Obama embarking on three-city tour after State of the Union- –

    – – —-President Obama will circle the country in the days following the State of the Union, with stops in Asheville, N.C., Atlanta, Ga., and his adopted hometown of Chicago.

    Obama will stop in North Carolina on Wednesday, Georgia on Thursday, and Illinois on Friday, the White House announced on Sunday. Administration officials did not provide details about the time and location of the public events, but the president will likely make only day trips to each of the stops.

    – –President Obama will circle the country in the days following the State of the Union, with stops in Asheville, N.C., Atlanta, Ga., and his adopted hometown of Chicago.

    Obama will stop in North Carolina on Wednesday, Georgia on Thursday, and Illinois on Friday, the White House announced on Sunday. Administration officials did not provide details about the time and location of the public events, but the president will likely make only day trips to each of the stops.
    — –SNIP- –

    – –“The economy will be central to this speech and how we grow the economy so that everybody can participate, a fair shot, pay your fair share,” Stephanie Cutter, the deputy campaign manager on Obama’s re-election campaign, told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
    THERE IS MORE. – – – ——–BEST WISHES – –MR. PRESIDENT. :>)

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    POU FAM♥ – – – – -GR8 NEWS!! – – – –

    —–Two in custody in Hadiya Pendleton killing - –

    – —– -Two men were taken into custody Sunday as “persons of interest” in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old Chicago girl, a Chicago police spokeswoman said.

    Chicago Police Department spokeswoman Melissa Stratton said the two men, ages 18 and 20, were taken into custody early Sunday morning and are being questioned. She said no charges have been filed.

    The development comes one day after Hadiya Pendleton’s funeral, which was attended by first lady Michelle Obama and several other dignitaries.
    THERE IS MORE. – – –

    —– THANK U LORD!!- — :>) —

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    - — BLACK HISTORY MONTH –FEB 10 – – — THIS IS GR8! :>) –

    ——-February 10: This Day in Black History– –
    – – –SELECTED PRESENTATIONS. :>) —

    – – – – –☻1927: Soprano Leontyne Price, one of the first African Americans to become a leading artist at the Metropolitan Opera, was born on this day in Laurel, Mississippi. She is considered as one of the finest opera singers of the 20th century.

    – — -Leontyne Price “God Bless America” Gala Tucker 2001 — -:>)–

    — —- ☻1937: Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and pianist, Roberta Flack, born this day in Black Mountain, NC.(Retna)

    — –Roberta Flack – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face– -:>)

    – – — -☻1968: The Four Tops Greatest Hits went to No. 1 in the UK on this day and spent one week at the top of the chart. –:>) – –

    – — –The four tops – I can’t help myself – –

    — – -☻1989: Ronald H. Brown became the first African American to serve as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee on this day.

    – – – –☻1996: The Pop charts were ruled by Babyface on this day when four of the Top 20 singles on the Top 100 were written and produced by him: Whitney Houston: Exhale (2), Mary J. Blige: Not Gon’ Cry (6), Brandy: Sittin’ Up in My Room (13) and TLC: Diggin’ on you (19).

    — -Kenny ‘Babyface’ – “When Can I See You Again” - –:>) – -

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    miranda — —-A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT – — :>) – —

    – – – –Little Known Black History Fact: Ann Lowe Designed Jacqueline Kennedy’s Wedding Dress — –

    – — –For Black History Month it is usually the norm to celebrate those with the biggest names like Rosa Parks and Malcolm X. But there are others who created milestones in Black history that deserve to be celebrated. One such trailblazer is fashion designer Ann Lowe.

    In 1953, Lowe designed Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ wedding dress for her marriage to John F. Kennedy. The iconic dress was constructed out of 50 yards of ivory silk taffeta. As the story goes, just ten days before the wedding ceremony a water line broke in Lowe’s New York City studio and ruined the former First Lady’s gown along with all of her bridesmaids dresses. But that didn’t stop Lowe, she worked tirelessly to recreate all eleven designs in time for the Rhode Island nuptials! Yet the only mention Lowe received by name was a blurb in the Washington Post where fashion editor Nine Hyde simply wrote “… the dress was designed by a Negro, Ann Lowe.”

    — —-CONGRATULATIONS! :>) – – –PROUD of U. :>) – –

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