September 18, 2014

Sunday Open Thread: Its Super Bowl Sunday!

Good Sunday Morning POU!

Its Super Bowl Sunday! The day when the celery with your wings count as a vegetable serving (even if you’ll be dipping them in a ton of ranch dressing). Potato Chips…are a vegetable too! Its the official pig out day on JUNK. 

However, before destroy the arteries, how about we partake of the nourishing filling sounds of the NFL Gospel Choir along with the grand diva herself, Patti Labelle. Its food for the soul. Here they are on Good Morning America this past Friday, before the official concert that evening.

The choir was formed in 2008 and made their debut in Phoenix, AZ, Super Bowl XLII. Some of the players include Carolina Panthers player Cam Newton, Jacksonville Jaguars’ Justin Forset, Philadelphia Eagles’ Dereck Faulkner and Washington Red Skins’ James Davis, among others.

Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Donnie McClurkin leads the choir, who have performed around the nation.

The choir also performed at a McDonalds in New York City just days before the big Super Bowl game Sunday.

 

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  • crazycanuck

    Happy Superbowl Sunday . I am contemplating going outside to get something to eat, but I’m not sure hunger is enough motivation to step outside.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Sunday MornTin’ crazycanuck :>) —***BIG HUG***
      –Found THIS 4 U. ☺http://cdn.dailypainters.com/paintings/football___tribute_to_jim_brown__325b37d82d39668c9be571f2be2080ac.jpg

      – – -ENJOY your day. :>) B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ –

  • Guns3000

    Àrthur Davis should be banned from TV for that haircut.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good -SUPER BOWL SUNDAY Guns3000. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      –LOL- — -ENJOY your DAY. :>) B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥

    • rikyrah

      What did the Black Hobbit do now?

      • Guns3000

        He was on CNN reciting his “Republican talking points.” Is this his career now?

  • GreenLadyHere

    - -GOOD – SUPER BOWL BOWL –SUNDAY MORNTIN’ Miranda♥/POU FAM♥ :>) – –***BIG HUG***:>) -Lret’s — “Rise –Shine annnd Give God Glory ” 4 THIS SPECIAL DAY. :>) HE Is WORTHY 2 B PRAISED 4 ALL THINGS GOOD. :>) PRAYING 4 The TALENTS annnd SAFETY of the PLAYERS. :>)

    –Miranda♥ —Thank U 4 –Ms. DIVA PATTI annd the NFL CHOIR. They –Saaaaang. :>)

    – –☻PLEASE — ENJOY THESE:♥ — — –

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    – — -B BLESSED –SAFE – –WARM♥

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda♥ — – -A BLACK HISTORY-IN -THE-MAKING MOMENT :>)[DAY #2 :>)]

    — – -The top 10 greatest black quarterbacks of all time- -:>)

    – —–Super Bowl XLVIII is upon us.
    Earlier this year, theGrio.com noted the historically high number of African-Americans starting at quarterback to being the NFL season. One of those quarterbacks, Russell Wilson, leads the Seattle Seahawks against Peyton Manning and the Denver
    Broncos on Sunday. This is the second postseason trip for Wilson,
    whose team fell short last year in the divisional round.

    While most of the media attention this week has been directed towards Wilson’s teammate Richard Sherman, theGrio.com selected Wilson as its ninth-greatest black quarterback of all-time.

    Enjoy the rest our list and click here to read more sports stories.

    – – -☺”IT’s TIME ” –2 PLAY BALL :>) – -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS6QNtlSSPQ Woo! Hoo!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda♥ —-UH! OH! – :>)- – NOW —The ADS R –doin’ —
    —DRIP! – –DRIP! -DROPPED!! :>) —

    – – – -Dems target Christie in Super Bowl-themed ad – –

    – – – –Democrats are running a Super Bowl-themed ad against Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) to coincide with today’s big game in Christie’s home state of New Jersey.

    The Democratic National Committee is seeking to capitalize on the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal to eliminate one of the strongest potential Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential election. The online ad paints Christie as a star player who’s dropping the ball, playing off allegations by former Port Authority official David Wildstein, who said Christie knew about the lane closures.
    THERE IS MORE —- —LOL —

    • goldenstar

      Interesting ad. It will be interesting if this ad puts questions into the minds of voters…

  • crazycanuck

    “Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.” – Claude Monet

    Claude Monet….Le déjeuner sur l’herbe,…..1886

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      The people in this painting don’t do much for me but the light especially on the trees is fantastic.

    • rikyrah

      Beautiful

    • GreenLadyHere

      crazycanuck — – –THANK U. —The COLORS/DETAILS – -R AMAZING. :>)- – – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda♥ – – -Let’s C NOW: —
    — –☺@NewsBreaker
    ‏.@FoxNews’ Bill O’Reilly will interview President Obama during Super Bowl pregame show http://apne.ws/1flSAgi – @AP #SuperBowlXLVIII
    View summary – — —–WATCHIN’. . .

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda♥ – — -UH! OH! —It’s TRADITIONAL: — -:>)

    — -Guess Who Saw His Shadow? -[6 more weeks of this. Thanks, Punxsutawney Phil] – –

    — – –The handlers for groundhog Punxsutawney Phil say he’s forecasting six more weeks of what already has felt like a brutally long and cold winter. Pennsylvania’s famed groundhog emerged from his lair in front of thousands of fans around daybreak today. Legend has it that if the furry rodent sees his shadow on Feb. 2, winter will last another month-and-a-half. If he doesn’t see it, spring will come early.

    In reality, Phil’s prediction is decided ahead of time by a group called
    the Inner Circle, whose members don top hats and tuxedos for the
    ceremony on Groundhog Day each year.

    THERE IS MORE – —

    — -THIS was a –“Big –FAMILY TRADITION”. :>)
    FOND MEMORIES! :>)

    —-☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzmV25ENl1I

    • rikyrah

      Phil needs to be made into stew. Six more weeks of this?

      • crazycanuck

        Agreed

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Sunday MornTin’ rikyrah. LOL — -***BIG HUG*** – —
        As the article says — – -“Phil” is gettin’ the blame. :>)
        – – ENJOY your day. :>) – -B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥–

        • malletgirl02

          Yes, the real power, the “inner circle” is hiding behind poor Phil.

          • GreenLadyHere

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            LOL – – – -I KNOW HUH? :>) — –
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            – — -Good 2 C U malletgirl02. :>) — —

            —-B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ – –

      • Alma98

        LOL

      • malletgirl02

        Don’t blame Phil according to the article the “Inner Circle” makes the decision ahead of time. Poor Phil is just a scapgoat.

        • crazycanuck

          Ok, can we turn them into stew? lol

          • BoomerGal

            NO!

        • Admiral_Komack

          Punxsutawney Phil pleads with Americans:
          “Don’t hate the player, hate the game!”

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda♥– -HAH! — – –STILL the BULLY! —

    – – –Chris Christie attacks N.Y. Times, David Wildstein- –

    – – – -New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, after a low-key initial response to Friday’s explosive allegations about his involvement in a bridge-closing scandal, mounted an aggressive defense late Saturday afternoon, attacking The New York Times and a former political ally in an email to friends and allies obtained by POLITICO.

    “Bottom line — David Wildstein will do and say anything to save David Wildstein,” the email from the governor’s office says, referring to the former appointee who reignited the controversy.

    – – -SNIP – —

    – – -The subject line of the 700-word email from the governor’s office is: “5Things You Should Know About The Bombshell That’s Not A Bombshell.” It offers a harshly negative portrayal of Wildstein’s character and judgment.
    — -☺http://images.politico.com/global/2014/02/01/christie1.html

    THERE IS MORE — –

    —-Sincerely:- –http://img.timeinc.net/time/magazine/archive/covers/2013/1101130121_600.jpg

    • Admiral_Komack

      FatMan trying to throw his weight around.

      • goldenstar

        LOL. If the temperature is hot enough, lard melts.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥ — -DRIP! – — -DRIP! — -DRIP! —:>)
    — – -NOT so FAST – –“BULLY” —WHOA! – – –
    — –Well, That Escalated Quickly
    – — – –Over Chinese food at the fabulous Lao Sze Chuan in Milford, Ct. I had the pleasure of reading Chris Christie’s 700-word-long attack on David Wildstein and the New York Times. This came moments after I opened a fortune cookie that advised me to “Enjoy yourself while you can.” (!)

    I am trying to summon the requisite mood to seriously ponder the implications of the email that Governor Christie apparently sent to supporters/donors/ Politico/Beltway Republicans (as if there’s any… never mind). But I can’t. I just can’t.

    It is hard for me to believe that the governor of an American state could author such a piece of risible juvenilia, except it is even harder for me to believe a paid communications professional could have been behind this. The “argument” Christie (or possibly onevery very close longtime advisor) is making here is that David Wildstein is a bad guy.
    Why?

    Because as a “a 16-year-old kid” he filed a lawsuit over a school board election and was “publicly accused by his high school social studies teacher of deceptive behavior.” Because he was, according to Christie, a “tumultuous” person (not the correct usage of that word, Governor, but whatever). Because he was “a political animal” who had “a controversial tenure” as the mayor of Livingston. Because he “made moves that were not productive.”
    THERE IS MORE —–SPEAKIN’ of —COLDdddddd. :>)

  • Alma98

    Morning all!

    • GreenLadyHere

      - – -Good SUPER BOWL SUNDAY MornTin’. -Alma98. :>) ***BIG HUG*** — WOW&1/2!- –First – –there was – –“PURPLE Rain. :>) NOW – -“PURPLE SUN” —:>) — – – -Thank U 4 “sendin’ IT HERE :>)
      Good 2 C U Alma. – – -B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM —U♥/Family♥ – – – – – –

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      • Alma98

        Good morning GLH! I decided to dedicate the purple sun to my daughter, it’s her favorite color. We have bright sun but the temp is -5 degrees. You have a great Sunday too. Hugs & blessing to you and the family.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Yaa Alma♥. – – -“MOTHER of the Year” — –

          How sweet of U. :>)

          THANK U. :>) — -

    • goldenstar

      Good Morning, Alma. Shoveled again today to clear that driveway from the street plow action. Whew. That snow was heavy.

      • Alma98

        Good morning goldenstar, sons and hubby snowblowed last night. It’s cold out today but I’ll probably go see my mom today.

    • Aquagranny911

      Whoa! That is one wild sun today!

      • Alma98

        LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda♥ — -NOLA Election RESULTS: –

    – – – -Mitch Landrieu wins second term as New Orleans mayor

    — — Boosted by a drop in the city’s murder rate and an endorsement from President Barack Obama, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu won a landslide victory Saturday in his bid for a second term.

    “The results tonight confirm what we hoped was true four years ago: that the people of this great city are ready to move forward,” Landrieu told is supporters in a victory speech.

    Landrieu had 64 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting in Saturday’s election.
    THERE IS MORE — —
    – —-***waves @ lamh36 :>) ***- —What’s da WORD? :>)

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

      Hey GLH!

      I’d like to get Lamh’s and other N.O. Peeps perspective on Landrieu, too. Wendell Pierce was going IN on him on Twitter.

      • lamh36

        Wendell Pierce and I are from the same area in NOLA. in fact, I’m sure he may have grown up with my moms and her sibs.

        I agree with everything he says about NOLA east and the 9th ward STILL almost 10 years after Katrina has. not had any real economic development initiated. he has def bit done what he promised for my neighborhood

    • lamh36

      Black turnout was less than 4% I believe, but I did harass my sis to get the the polls and my friends on FB are all pretty politically incline.

      I figured Landrieu would win.

  • Alma98

    Christie is so desperate that he’s resorted to saying Wildenstein was untrustworthy in highschool, hilarious! This just goes to show you that he’s running scared.

    • Miranda

      But I thought he barely knew him in high school?

      that web is getting pretty tangled!

      • Alma98

        LOL!

        • Miranda

          Wasn’t just last week Christie was all “I’un kno him”……now its “that bish wudnt shit in high school!”…………….which is it??

    • rikyrah

      it’s HILARIOUS!!

      question is…if you knew he was this horrible, then why did you make up a job for him at the Port Authority that paid six figures?

      • Alma98

        Exactly! Christie and his folks are trying to divert attention away from him with this b.s..

    • Kennymack1971

      I mean bringing up stuff from high school Gov. Christie? REALLY? Come on man…

  • gn

    Ouch, what a smackdown:

    @chucktodd
    On @meetthepress WH CoS McDonough appears to move goalposts in Keystone. Says two more Cabinet Secs need to weigh in first.

    @pfeiffer44
    @chucktodd @meetthepress this the process laid out originally, so not moved

    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/webroot/anima

    http://livingcivil.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/33-Diddy-Bop.giftedgifs/1025440_o.gif

    Hahahaha…Happy Sunday everyone!

  • rikyrah

    This is so sweet:

    Vows: Mr. Duckett and Dr. Jones
    By Samantha Stark October 19th, 2013

    Together 46 years, Lewis Duckett and Billy Jones wrote coded letters to each other during Dr. Jones’s deployment in Vietnam. They adopted a baby, became grandfathers and then, finally, got married.

    http://www.nytimes.com/video/fashion/weddings/100000002507994/vows-mr-duckett-and-dr-jones.html?playlistId=1194811622327

    • Alma98

      It is sweet, congrats to them.

      • crazycanuck

        I know, lovely story. Wait a minute there were black people in that church celebrating black gay love. Something is wrong lol.

        • Alma98

          LOL@ black people in that church celebrating gay love.

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

            But I thought Black people hated the gays. That’s what Jason Collins and Oprah* told me.

            *Love ya Auntie O, but you know you were wrong for that.

          • Alma98

            Yep another thing I’m mad at Oprah for.

    • Miranda

      Wow…I love a happy ending!

    • rikyrah

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

      “My piece is too small!”

      “Stop fussin’!”

      They’re so cute!

    • Aquagranny911

      Awwww, tears! So beautiful…Bless them!

    • lamh36

      awwwwwww. had to share that with a few of my friend timeline on FB

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda♥ — -Another PIC — -“MR. PRESIDENT annd the CHILDREN”♥ — – —
    — – -☺@TheObamaDiary
    Two Years Ago Tomorrow: One of the *great* WH photos (by Lawrence Jackson) – President Obama holds Arianna Holmes (3) pic.twitter.com/az1ddvkYjp

    ——-***Allergies*** – – -***Sniff! —Sniff*** :>)

    – -[Gotta "bounce" ---C YA as soon as. . .♥] — – –

    – – – — -☺http://24.media.tumblr.com/9a87301ca4b6b1f825d8df3d5cf32a6f/tumblr_n01ghprKew1qz4u2vo1_500.gif

    – – – – -HAPPY — -SUPER BOWL♥ – -:>)

    • Miranda

      I can only imagine as Arianna gets older, the day she realizes the history and magnitude of that photo.

      • Alma98

        I love that pic it’s one of my favorites, she looks so serene.

        • rikyrah

          me too.

          the visual of a Black President holding a beautiful Black child under the painting of Lincoln…

          too much.

  • rikyrah

    Life after Jan. 1: Kentucky clinic offers early glimpse at realities of health-care law

    By Stephanie McCrummen, Published: February 1 E-mail the writer

    in Breathitt County, Ky. — The envelopes began arriving in December across eastern Kentucky, one of the sickest and poorest corners of the country.

    “Dear member . . . We want you to be healthy . . .” read the letter to Mary Combs, and with it came a plastic card representing the first insurance she ever had: a Medicaid plan made possible by the nation’s new health-care law, effective Jan. 1.

    Nine days into the new year, the 41-year-old call-center worker headed to the health clinic on Highway 15. She saw a doctor about her chronic stomach ulcers, had her blood drawn for tests and collected referrals for all the specialists she had been told she needed but could never afford.

    The next week, she saw a neurologist, who found lesions on her brain and prescribed medicine for the cluster headaches, which are also called “suicide headaches” for pain that is far more intense than a migraine and which Combs had been treating with an alcohol-soaked cloth wrapped around her head. She lined up a gynecologist for abnormal uterine bleeding and a hematologist for anemia and an ophthalmologist for an affliction she called “arthritis of the eye,” which was diagnosed on one of the rare occasions she decided to see a specialist, a $250 visit her husband paid for by selling his lawn mower.

    “She got mad at that,” Johnny Combs said now, waiting in an exam room with his wife, who was back at the clinic again, this time for an earache she would normally treat with sweet-oil drops.

    “Well, we needed that mower, too,” Mary Combs said, and soon the nurse practitioner arrived, and a new conversation began:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/life-after-jan-1-kentucky-clinic-offers-early-glimpse-at-realities-of-health-care-law/2014/02/01/a25c506a-8ad1-11e3-916e-e01534b1e132_story.html?hpid=z1

    • Alma98

      This is just sad that people have to live like this.
      And there are still some who want to live like this because they don’t want nothing from the black man. Hatred really does debilitate and kill you.

      • Miranda

        God bless Barack Obama.

        • Alma98

          It’s amazing that she’s still living. Having to sell a lawnmower to see a doctor, wow, what the hell year is this 1845.

        • Aquagranny911

          Your comment…Doubled, Squared, Cubed!

      • rikyrah

        Just as long as all these folks know that a vote for Senator Turtle Lips is a vote to take away that Medical Card.

        • Alma98

          You would think they would learn from it but we know they won’t.

          • rikyrah

            see, if the DNC doesn’t make this a poltical ad not only in Kentucky that runs every other commercial from now until November, it’s on them.

          • Alma98

            Yep.

        • BoomerGal

          You mean the one with no chin?! LOL!!

  • rikyrah

    Low wage workers struggle to get by

    By Robert McCoppin and Lolly Bowean, Tribune reporters
    8:02 am, February 2, 2014

    In the bitter cold, dark hours of the night, as many others are sleeping, Rocio Caravantes begins her hourlong journey on public transportation from her home in Logan Square to one of her two jobs downtown.

    Once she arrives at work, Caravantes spends hours vacuuming and scrubbing floors, polishing sinks and toilets, cleaning the bar areas and event spaces and tidying up the rugs in an upscale luxury hotel where she can’t afford to spend a night. Panic at times grips her as she thinks about how she will pay all her bills, she said.

    “It is impossible to live on $8.25 an hour,” Caravantes said in Spanish, through an interpreter. “Not even three jobs are enough. I earn $495 biweekly. The first check goes to rent — it’s $500 a month. The second is for transportation, food, (phone) and education.”

    Caravantes, 40, is one example of the minimum wage workers who have become the focus of a national conversation about salaries for the working poor.

    http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/1826/article/p2p-79125510/

    • Alma98

      It’s amazing that the media keeps writing these stories as if this is something new. It’s been going on for decades upon decades but no one gave a damn.

      • Miranda

        Thank you! What has happened is the face of GOP policies towards the poor struggling working class is no longer just black or brown.

        • BoomerGal

          Exactly!

  • rikyrah

    Why Did Obama Go to Costco? Our Wage Calculator Explains
    Check how many hours it would take you to make a living working at Costco vs. Walmart.

    —By Tasneem Raja and Jaeah Lee
    | Wed Jan. 29, 2014 10:44 AM GMT

    This morning, President Obama visited a Costco in suburban Maryland to reemphasize the theme of income inequality he sounded in the State of the Union speech last night. Our calculator shows why Obama chose the home of the giant pickle jar and behemoth TP package: Even at the relatively low wages paid by big-box retailers, slightly better pay can mean the difference between inescapable poverty and a modest living.

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/01/costco-vs-walmart-how-many-hours-do-you-need-work-survive

    • Alma98

      I calculated the difference if it were me. And the difference is staggering for Costco 77hrs Walmart 187hrs, that is crazy.

      • rikyrah

        41 hours at Costco.

        100 hours at Walmart

        for me.

        DAMN!!

        • Alma98

          Just insane!

    • Aquagranny911

      I didn’t bother to calculate mine since I am one of those retired elders sucking off the government after only working about 58 years of my life.

      I don’t think WalMart can be shamed into paying a decent wage. We have to hit them where it hurts by not shopping there. Just saying….

      • BoomerGal

        Amen! And a lot of these other businesses, as well.

      • Alma98

        I just wanted to see what ours would be if we were still young with 3 young kids today. I hope PBO’s gets something done for people struggling like this. It’s ridiculous that you have to work yourself to death to survive.

  • Miranda

    Oh geez…Punxsutawney Phil called for 6 more weeks of winter.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9MDKsOnmm2c/Tytrzvr5DuI/AAAAAAAADHY/6WS9Q_Ohujc/s1600/billmurray.jpg

    • Alma98

      Aren’t you about 55 degrees today?

    • rikyrah

      put Phil in a stew

      • Aquagranny911

        LOL! Ground hogs are nasty destructive little creatures. We had one set up a casa in our garden years ago. We tried everything to get rid of it until my Papi came & pegged it with his slingshot.

        Papi & Hubby discussed whether they should cook it & eat it or mount the head on a pole to discourage other ground hogs. In the end they just buried the corpse with curses over the grave.

        • BoomerGal

          NO WAY!! I could never kill a creature that cute!!

  • Miranda

    David Wildstein has flipped on Christie as spectacularly as John Dean flipped on Nixon
    By NJ.com
    Sunday, February 2, 2014 3:58 EST

    Of all the arrows fired at Gov. Chris Christie over the years, the one that inflicted the deepest wound came not from a rival, but from an ally.

    David Wildstein, by all accounts, was thrilled to be part of the governor’s inner circle. He was known as a loyal member of the palace guard, the governor’s eyes and ears at the Port Authority, a buddy of Christie’s since their high school days.

    And now he has flipped, as spectacularly as John Dean flipped on Richard Nixon. And in the end, Wildstein could do just as much damage.

    “This guy is really mad,” says one leading Democrat who asked not to be named. “The way the letter is written is almost rambling, throwing everything in the kitchen sink. There’s a lot of anger there. He feels dissed.”

    Why would Wildstein be so angry with his old boss? Look at it through his eyes.
    He closed those access lanes on orders from the governor’s office after receiving the infamous message from Bridget Anne Kelly, the governor’s deputy chief of staff: “Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee.”

    more here: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/02/david-wildstein-has-flipped-on-christie-as-as-spectacularly-as-john-dean-flipped-on-nixon/

    • rikyrah

      when folks can logically put John Dean and Nixon in a headline with YOU….it ain’t good….

      LMBAO!!!

      • Miranda

        Christie can have a seat with Bobby Jindal, Bob McDonnell, Scott Walker and all the other GOP govs that at some point where “The Golden Boy” to overcome PBO’s magic. LOL

  • Alma98

    I see mistermix at BJ has found the first jackass to compare Christie’s bridge troubles to PBO’s motorcade. This is just stupid!

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2014/02/02/you-know-who-else-caused-traffic-jams/

    • crazycanuck

      Just by what you said, it sounded so stupid, I had to go read the stupidity.

      • Alma98

        LOL

    • Kennymack1971

      LOL! These wingers are so mad they can’t even see straight. They’re so pissed about Chris Christie’s real scandals they’re reaching for any false equivalence they can find. Stay mad dumbasses the President’s motorcade doesn’t compare to shutting down bridge traffic behind a fake traffic study. Sorry not gonna fly.

  • Aquagranny911

    Hola POU! Happy Superbowl Sunday to all of you planning to enjoy the game & the food, which looks & sounds excellent by the way. For some who might be interested, or not, I like celery dunked in lime juice & then dipped in salt. The salt is probably bad for you but it is way lo-cal compared to ranch dip. Try it some time.

    • crazycanuck

      That actually sounds nice AG. I haven’t bought celery for awhile, but now I have to try that.

      • Aquagranny911

        It’s good & you could try an herb mixture instead of the salt if you want. I love celery & salt!

  • Kennymack1971

    John Harwood out here trying to push Jeb Bush again… LMAO stop playing man.

    • Miranda

      Well they need somebody now that Christie has flamed out. LOL

  • rikyrah

    Award-winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in Manhattan Apartment, Law-Enforcement Official Said
    The New York Police Department is investigating, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine exact cause of death

    Pervaiz Shallwani
    Feb. 2, 2014 1:27 p.m. ET

    Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday afternoon in his New York City apartment, a law-enforcement official said.

    The New York Police Department is investigating, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine exact cause of death. The official said Mr. Hoffman, 46 years old, was found dead at his apartment at 35 Bethune St. in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan.

    Mr. Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 film, “Capote.”

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    • crazycanuck

      OMG, WHAT! NO.

    • Miranda

      OMG…..he was such a talent…..SMH….RIP

    • Aquagranny911

      Dang! RIP! I thought he was excellent in “Capote” 46 is so young. I wonder if he had health issues.

      • lamh36

        reports are drug overdose. I believe he had issues with heroine

        • crazycanuck

          Really? wow, I never heard anything about that. So sad.

    • goldenstar

      Shocked!

    • Alma98

      WOW! RIP

    • lamh36

      “@RichelleCarey: Clean for 20 years..then started using last year. ‘Philip Seymour Hoffman Found Dead in New York’ http://variety.com/2014/film/news/wsj-report-philip-seymour-hoffman-found-dead-in-new-york-1201082934/ via @Variety”

    • gn

      No!!!!!!!! RIP, I loved his work! Man, this is a loss. Loved him in Talented Mister Ripley and Mission Impossible. Condolences to his loved ones.

  • Miranda

    60 degrees, sunny and beautiful….Mother Nature is trolling Atlanta.

    • Alma98

      Uh huh, whateva! lol

      • BoomerGal

        Ditto!

        • Alma98

          LOL

      • rikyrah

        tell her Alma

        LOL

        • Miranda

          I just went up the street to Publix and folks are in shorts and flip flops…..less than 5 days ago I was praying for anything above 32 degrees!

          • BoomerGal

            how nice.

          • Alma98

            You just rubbing it in now lol.

      • Miranda

        It is now 71 degrees…..on Tuesday it was 17.

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up!!

  • Admiral_Komack

    GO SEAHAWKS!