April 24, 2014

Sunday Open Thread: Super Bowl Sunday!

Good Morning Obots!

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Its that special time of the year again! Either you’re sad because its officially the last day of football season…or you’re doing the dougie because, well football season is finally over. Either way, its a good day to cheat on your diet with chicken wings (if you’re in Atlanta, good luck finding some!), pizza, potato skins, beer, and all the other “Super Bowl Party” foods even if you’re dining alone.

While we await kick-off, enjoy the sounds of the NFL Super Bowl Gospel Choir!

  • crazycanuck

    Morning everyone. I am not into fooball. Those chicken wings look very tasty though.

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

    Mornin’ POU!

    Someone needs to send Messy Jesse a copy of Harry Belafonte’s NAACP Image Award speech…

    “The whole world is now watching us.” Reverend Jackson says it’s now time President Obama come to Chicago to personally address the violence. “When the president shows up– it shows ultimate national seriousness. The president’s power gives, without any legislation or money, it shows ultimate national seriousness.”

    Read more: http://wgntv.com/2013/02/02/rev-jackson-calls-for-obama-to-stop-the-violence/#ixzz2JqXLaGhU
    Read more at http://wgntv.com/2013/02/02/rev-jackson-calls-for-obama-to-stop-the-violence/#LwMVyTxooXsoVMCS.99

    The violence in Chicago has been going on for DECADES. Has he asked previous presidents to come and address the issue?

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good – -Super Bowl MornTin’ -Sepia. – - -***BIG HUG*** :>) –

      —- ***fist bump*** – — The violence in Chicago has been going on for DECADES. Has he asked previous presidents to come and address the issue?

      – - – -Annnnnd – - -WHAT did HE orrr – — HIS SON DO – - -2 INTERVENE?? – — WHAT!!???? –

      — – - – -HE CAN USE THIS STADIUM – - TODAY — -ALL BY HIMSELF!! —-TAKE A –SEAT!! annnd SHUT –IT —UP! – -

      – - -Good 2 C U Sepia. :>)

      • trose1

        Hello GLH! Happy Super Bowl Day!
        Agree, and I am still having a hard time finding a clip of Harry Belafonte’s speech. LOL NAACP keeping the tape under wraps. Too much truth.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Good Super Bowl MornTin’ -trose1♥ —-***BIG HUG*** :>) —

          – — -**fist bump*** — -> LOL NAACP keeping the tape under wraps. Too much truth. – - -HAH! :)

          – –Annnd the BLACK Journos/Media — -????? – — -

          OH! – - -FOUND IT – - – -While lookin’ 4 Mr. Jamie Foxx’s REACTION. – - — –
          THANK U 4 LOOKIN’ :>) – - -ENJOY THIS. :>) – –

          GOOD 2 C U trose1. :>) – -

    • jds09

      I grew up in a family that had loud boisterous political debates (sometimes fights, lol) at gatherings. One of the barn burners was about Jesse and whether he should have worn the sweater with King’s blood on it on the talk show. A portion thought he was bringing attention to the issue and a larger portion thought he was bringing attention to himself.

      I’m in the bringing attention to himself camp. This is about the spotlight and Jesse’s fading role in it. Toward the end of his relevance, he’s showing his true colors. Sad.

      • conlakappa

        I am in that camp with you and reportedly Coretta Scott King felt the same way too.

      • MsKitty

        My Mom hated Jesse with the heat of a thousand burning suns for that sweater business. Said he was standing on Martin’s body to make himself famous. Never heard a good word about him in my house growing up.

    • crazycanuck

      Good speech for what I’ve heard, and about time. It’s a speech that should of been made during the Bush years, the Clintion years, even the Reagan years. They have all become to complacent. It’s sad what the NAACP has become. Really sad.

    • GN

      I like Rev. Jesse Jackson, no disrespect to him, but I’ve been hugely disappointed with him for a couple of years now. Look, I agree that this is the term to advocate ideas and programs to the POTUS which focus on black issues. I have no problem with that, fine. PBO is a person of enormous stature and his words carry a lot of weight in this country; I have no problem asking that he include us when he’s holding church.

      However, this demand that PBO snap his fingers and magically fix these enormous issues is ridiculous at this point. The people who need to get serious about low life behavior becoming normalized and accepted in our community is US. All of US. It makes no damn sense that a 15 year old teen who was doing everything right, could not be guaranteed safety amongst her own people, and this really has gone on for too long. Those kids are fed pure trash (Chief Keef, the 16 year old Chicago thugged out baby daddy Monie was talking about), they can get guns but don’t have library cards; I don’t know what the answers are, but I agree with Harry Belafonte who is asking for all hands on deck. The situation is too serious to be sidetracked by the petty rivalries and jealousies that the sole patrol has towards the POTUS.

      • jds09

        “All hands on deck.” Thank you for this.

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

        Let’s keep it really, real.

        Black people, particularly the ones demanding PBO make on these speeches, do not want to have a REAL, THOROUGH conversation about what’s going on in Chicago. They ain’t ready for THAT conversation.

        • GN

          Because it would implicate them.

        • Miranda

          Like said in a post last week, a few years back a black judge cleared out his courtroom except for all the defendants (all young black men) because he wanted to have a conversation with just them. And who raised the biggest fuss? The blacker than thou crowd. This judge was sick and tired of seeing his courtroom filled with our boys – it was every single day and he was sick and tired and wanted to talk to them…but who had a fit? The local sole patrollers.

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

            The same thing happened when PBO spoke about absentee fathers on Father’s Day. Here you have a Black man who knows what it’s like to be abandoned by his Black father, speak about the importance of fatherhood and how we need to do better, and negroes were complaining, accusing him of “talking down to black people”.

          • JojoRaze

            I have to Co sign this. PBO was speaking from personal experience. Yes, his white gramps were there for him, but PBO has always maintained ESP in Dreams of My Father that he was really trouble d as a teen and that he needed a lot more adult guidance, black male guidance and it was only his internal fortitude and divine intervention that he wasn’t a criminal. Yeah, it worked for him, but fatherlessness shouldn’t be so chronic among us. A father, is important, not just for money issues, but to give young men and women self esteem. There’s a me me in America about people having daddy issues, and that’s ESP the case in our community. So, even though conservatives have made fatherhood and marriage the panacea for poverty, they aren’t wrong. Where they are wrong is that they don’t acknowledge that locking up our young men for marijuana for life , and cutting afterschol programs, and shipping entry-level overseas are not conducive to getting black men to value marriage.

          • JojoRaze

            I have to Co sign this. PBO was speaking from personal experience. Yes, his white gramps were there for him, but PBO has always maintained ESP in Dreams of My Father that he was really trouble d as a teen and that he needed a lot more adult guidance, black male guidance and it was only his internal fortitude and divine intervention that he wasn’t a criminal. Yeah, it worked for him, but fatherlessness shouldn’t be so chronic among us. A father, is important, not just for money issues, but to give young men and women self esteem. There’s a me me in America about people having daddy issues, and that’s ESP the case in our community. So, even though conservatives have made fatherhood and marriage the panacea for poverty, they aren’t wrong. Where they are wrong is that they don’t acknowledge that locking up our young men for marijuana for life , and cutting afterschol programs, and shipping entry-level overseas are not conducive to getting black men to value marriage.

          • Alma98

            This is a community problem, people are scared to speak up for fear of their life. Another problem is this no snitching bs. The biggest problem of all is parenting. But like a few people have said if PBO speaks to it, he’s talking down to them. Another big problem is 13, 14 or 15 year old kids hanging out with older men. When there’s a heinous crime here involving young teens there’s always a 25 or 27yr old man involved. Why are your children hanging out with grown men? Because they’re looking for a father figure. PBO can’t fix that can he.

            When my daughter was interning in Chicago she worked with alot of young black men who were shot. She said they gave the patients false names because rival gang members would come to the hospital looking for them. There is nothing PBO can say or do that’s gonna stop this mentality. It starts in the home. Children need to know that everyone’s life is precious. The president can’t be a parent to other people’s kids.

      • conlakappa

        Whatever scintilla of respect I had for him dissipated after Mally Royal’s recounting the Jesse “F— Africa” story from his father. When the man became the movement, it was not a good thing. I doubt that many people know the name of the on-the-ground person at Rainbow PUSH after JJ, which is really as it should b.

        Despite his tears in the park on election night 2008, he showed his true feelings about Candidate Obama when caught on a hot mike with Reed Tuckson.

        • nellcote

          Despite his tears in the park on election night 2008
          ===
          I’ve always felt that was (mostly) for the cameras
          and I’ve always felt guilty for thinking that.

          • edp4bho

            He was crying for himself, y’all !

    • morphus

      School closings + failed neighborhood transitions = gang formation. Areas where concentration of shootings occur more than 53 percent of the locations of Chicago public school closings announced since 2001.

    • nellcote

      What has Jesse been doing the last few years? Serious question. The only times I’ve seen him he’s been dogging the President. What does he do with the rest of his time? I see Rev Al and NAN out doing stuff all the time.

      • conlakappa

        I saw him signing autographs outside the Connecticut Ave Starbucks one day before 9 a.m. Oh, what, you meant of substance?

  • GreenLadyHere

    – — -GOOD SUPERBOWL SUNDAY MORNTIN’ – - -miranda/POU FAM♥ – - -***BIG HUG** :>) – - -Saaaaaang BRUTHAS – -as WE GREET THIS SPECIAL DAY. :>) – -

    — —☻REMEMBERING a FIRST BLACK QUARTERBACK’s WIN: – -:>) -

    – —- – - – -25th anniversary of Doug Williams’ historic Super Bowl XXII victory
    – - — —-Super Bowl Sunday approaches, and black history could repeat itself in the match up between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. If 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wins on Sunday, he would become only the second black quarterback to claim a Super Bowl victory. Kaepernick is biracial and was adopted by a white Wisconsin couple.

    Meanwhile, this marks 25 years since Doug Williams of the Washington Redskins became the first and only black NFL quarterback to win the Super Bowl.

    To some degree, Williams’ victory in Super Bowl XXII shattered racial stereotypes about the ability of black athletes to excel in such a position.
    THERE IS MORE.

    — – -2 EXCITING!! – - – –Woo! Hoo! :>) – - -

    — —☻-A WORD ABOUT MR. PRESIDENT: – -Some SUPPORT :) – -
    – - – -Travel, retail groups push for White House immigration proposal provisions – -
    ——–Travel and retail groups are lining up in support of provisions in the White House’s immigration proposal that aim to streamline visa processing, boost tourism and bolster the slowly recovering economy.

    — -OH – - –Ms. MELODIE BARNES – - — is “HOLDIN’ IT DOWN 4 MR. PRESIDENT” –on “creepy crowley’s show”. HAH!

    —- -“SUPER BOWL SNACKS” — -ENJOY!! :>) – -

    — -Have a FUN — -BLESSED DAY! — Goooooo____________. LOL –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda —CONGRATULATIONS R in order: – - -A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT -[FIRST/ONLY] – - -Woo! Hoo! :>) – - -

    - — -Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Baltimore’s second female mayor, is in a league of her own -
    – - – - – -In a few words: Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is in a league of her own. Believe it or not, in 2013 only a handful of black men and women serve as elected mayors of major cities in America. Of the 100 largest U.S. cities, only one has an African-American woman as mayor— Baltimore, its mayor being the Honorable Rawlings-Blake. – TheGrio had an opportunity to spend time with Rawlings-Blake and her family to create this candid and inspiring interview about her unique life.

    Baltimore’s ambitious and accomplished forty-something mayor is truly a stand out star who has a bright future in the Democratic Party of Maryland — and more importantly, nationally if she wants one. She is tall, striking, fun to be around, and loves people. Some say she is a committed workaholic on behalf of the people of Baltimore, but above all else she is a deeply devoted wife, and mother to a cute, smart nine-year-old daughter. She is also a loyal sibling, and loving daughter.

    — -Stephanie won her first elected office at the tender age of 25, in 1995 becoming the youngest person ever elected to the Baltimore City Council. She became president of the Council on January 17, 2007, when then-City Council President Sheila Dixon became mayor. – - -

    – - —-YOUNG – - -GIFTED –annnnd – –BLACK! :>) -
    – -Best WISHES. -HONORABLE –Madam MAYOR. :>) – - -

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      How do I know she’s doing a good job? The local rag never says anything about her unless they try to manufacture a scandal. And she’s definitely not tall.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Super Bowl MornTin’ woody45. ***BIG HUG*** – — -

        Thank u 4 your comment. :>) Good 2 KNOW —WHAT’s – — ON DA -REALZ! :>) –

        Good 2 C U 2-DAY. :>) – - -

  • GreenLadyHere

    mirandy – - -OMG! — -A TRAGEDY – -on a GUN RANGE – — – -

    ——-‘American Sniper’ Shot to Death at Gun Range-
    [Former SEAL Chris Kyle, author of book, killed in Texas]
    – -

    ——– Chris Kyle, the man who detailed his 160-some kills during a decade as a Navy SEAL in the book American Sniper, has been killed at a Texas gun range, reports Reuters. Another unnamed man was also shot dead, and authorities have a suspect, Eddie Ray Routh, in custody. “It’s staggering to think that after all Chris has been through, that this is how he meets his end, because there are so many ways he could have been killed” during his military service, says his American Sniper co-author.
    THERE IS MORE – — -WATCHIN’ — – -4 an investigation – - -

    – - – -CONDOLENCES 2 FAMILY/FRIENDS. AMEN. – - –

    • trose1

      Yes, condolences to family and friends.
      Something tells me there is more to this story.

      • GreenLadyHere

        –***fist bump*** trose1! – — -THERE! – - -IS! MORE!! – — -WAITIN’. . .

      • isonprize

        yup. I read that both Kyle and another dude were shot in the back by the guy that they brought to the shooting range.

        If I can find the link again, I’ll post it.

        There is definitely more to this story…

      • angee

        and he was AGAINST gun control and thought teachers should have guns in the classroom. So ironic.
        May God bless his soul and give his family peace of mind.

    • crazycanuck

      A navy seal, uh huh, what is that the gun nuts were saying again?

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Super Bowl MornTin’ crazycanuck. ***BIG HUG*** :>) -

        —–***fist bump** – –A navy seal, uh huh, what is that the gun nuts were saying again? – - -

        SOMETHIN’ —-AIN’T! – –RIGHT !!! — – -

        — -Ova 2 U – - -nra(CISTS)!! – — -geesh!! — -

        Good 2 C U cc. :>) – - -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – —TODAY — [FEB. 3] — in BLACK HISTORY –:>) — -

    – – -☻ – 1999 – Cyber-Youth Network Launch
    On Wednesday, February 3rd, for the first time in history, America’s urban students will have a Web site specifically designed to address their educational needs and interests. The site — called the Cyber-Youth Network — provides a model for online education by offering students and teachers culturally relevant mater…
    – -☻ -1989 – Former Saint Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White is named president of the
    Former Saint Louis Cardinals first baseman Bill White is named president of the National League. He is the first African American to head a major sports league.
    – –☻ – 1920 – Negro Baseball League founded
    – - ☻ – 1903 – Jack Johnson, Negro Heavyweight
    On February 3, 1903; Jackson became the first Negro Heavyweight Champion
    — -☻ – - Reginald F. Lewis
    Lewis was born on this day in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1968. He was a partner in Murphy, Thorpes& Lewis, the first black law firm on Wall Street. In 1989 he became president and CEO of TLC Beatrice International food Company, Lewis became the head of the largest black–owned business in the United States. TLC Beatrice had revenues of $1.54 billion in 1992…

    – - – -CONGRATULATIONS 2 – -ALL! :>) – –

    • nellcote

      I didn’t know Beatrice was a black owned company. Yay I learned something today! :)

      • isonprize

        I’m not entirely sure that Beatrice was black owned. I think it was news that Reginald Lewis was their first black CEO.

        • sagittarius

          HI, isonprize!

          Reginald Lewis bought Beatrice and that’s when he became president and CEO.

          • isonprize

            Thanks. He BOUGHT it! Well, damn.

  • crazycanuck

    Star Jones ‏@StarJonesEsq

    NO alcohol all month was going to be a challenge. Then I put #angosturaBitters in club soda last night. Voila! #non-alcoholic cocktail!

    I was gonna tweet her and tell her there is indeed alcohol in angostura bitters, I’m sure it’s not a whole lot though. Or maybe I should lol. I decided to let her know.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda —— YES! —-Panetta – -”HELD IT DOWN” – - -on “creepy crowley”. – -

    — -Panetta defends military response to Benghazi attack: ‘This is not 911’ – -

    — – -Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Sunday defended the Obama administration’s handling of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, saying that it was not practical to militarily respond immediately to the assault.

    “This is not 911,” Panetta said in an interview on CNN’s State of the Union. “You cannot just simply call and expect within two minutes to have a team in place. It takes time.” – - -HAH! – — TELL IT!! – - -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – -FINALLY!- — -A response –2 trose1. :>) – –:>) – -

    — –[Video] Emotional Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington & Harry Belafonte Accept NAACP Image Awards

    – - — The NAACP Image Awards prides itself on honoring and celebrating outstanding people of color and it never fails to deliver key moments of inspiration each and every year. This year’s show was no different as it honored the likes of legendary actor Harry Belafonte, Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx who delivered powerful, inspirational speeches.

    While accepting the Spingarn Medal for outstanding achievement, Harry Belafonte used the platform to address the country’s huge issue with gun violence and control:

    In the gun game, we are the most hunted. The river of blood that washes the streets of our nation flows mostly from the bodies of our black children. Where is the raised voice of black America? Why are we mute? [...] Never in the history of Black America has there ever been such a harvest of truly gifted and powerful artists…our Nation hungers for their radical song. Let us not sit back silently. Let us not be charged with patriotic reason.

    — -Jamie Foxx grew emotional as he accepted the “Entertainer of The Year Award”. He began his speech by saying that Harry Belafonte’s speech was a reminder that he had much more work to do.
    THERE IS MORE. — -:>) – - —

    —— –THANK U – - -MS. NECOLE. :>)- –

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Darnit. I had my DVR sert for 3:15AM so naturally I missed the whole awards show. When did they start doing it in prime time?

      • GreenLadyHere

        Ohhhh –woody45. :>) Sorry. :>) — – I ‘ON’T KNOW. :>)

        —ENJOY THIS MAJOR SLICE of the program. :>) – –

  • MonieTalks

    Good Morning POU!

    These words are truer now more than ever…especially in the age of keyboard warriors and emo-progs who quote history but are now, ironically, sitting on the sidelines of it!

    “You can holler, protest, march, picket and demonstrate, but somebody must be able to sit in on the strategy conferences and plot a course. There must be strategies, the researchers, the professionals to carry out the program. That’s our role.”—Whitney Young

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — – -WHA’???? _ – -FAUX-noise —IZZAT-chu??? — – -LOL –

    — — -Fox News Host Blows Up At NRA Head: ‘That’s Ridiculous And You Know It, Sir!’

    – –Fox News host Chris Wallace tore into National Rifle Association’s contention that President Obama and other elites are hypocritical for employing security guards to protect their children, while downplaying the importance of armed protection in preventing gun violence.

    During a heated exchange with NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre on Sunday, Wallace played a clip of a now infamous NRA ad criticizing Obama for relying on Secret Service to guard his children and asked if the organization believed that every child in America faces a threat similar to that of the Obama kids. LaPierre said that they do, leading Wallace to forcefully push back against the gun chief, saying, “that’s ridiculous and you know it, Sir!” Watch it:
    THERE IS MORE. – - – -WAY-ELL! – - -:>) -

    [Gotta "bounce" - -Will join U --as soon as. MISSIN' U//CARRYIN' U --IN MY♥ --

    B BLESSED -- -annnd BEST WISHES [NFL PICK] :>)]

    • nellcote

      Wow and that was on Fox. What does it say about the rest of the msm that refuses to push back against the NRA?

  • crazycanuck
  • crazycanuck

    Sombody please stop me from going out to buy a coffee. I’M TRYING TO QUIT.

    • BoomerGal

      Wasn’t there a recent study out that said coffee was good for you?

      • Miranda

        I think that study was underwritten by Starbucks. LOL

  • crazycanuck

    I think what the CBC and NAACP are really angry about is that the President has done more for AA in the past 4 years than they have done since the 70′s.

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

      THIS!

      As a result of his presidency, Black people are paying attention to politics now more than ever, and are starting to see that groups like the CBC and the NAACP have not been working in our best interests.

      • conlakappa

        And the CBC’s response is to say it isn’t here for just black people… ooooh, I guess it makes sense now. /eyeroll

  • crazycanuck

    The Toast ‏@TheToast2013

    And when Pres. Obama speaks, they get mad at what he said. Crying about Dearfoam slippers
    and talking down to black people and what not.

    Exactly!

  • Alma98

    Good morning everyone!

    • crazycanuck

      I love your suns, they make me feel so much better here. I’m pratically looking forward to them now.

      • Alma98

        I need them cc cause whatever weather you’re having we’re having too. We actually have some sun today but it’s 17 degrees here with the windchill it’s 2 degrees.

        • crazycanuck

          It’s 21 degrees here, I’m saying it in farenheit for you backward americans lol. It’s not bad, which should give you an idea how screwed up our minds are when it comes to weather lol.

  • crazycanuck

    No willpower. I thank Boomergal lol. However I only filled it up halfway

    • Alma98

      LOL!

  • Miranda
  • MonieTalks

    Rev Jesse Jackson, on Fox News of all places, wanted to castrate then candidate Obama in 2008 for his Father’s Day speech. According to Jackson, PBO “talking down to Black folks.” And apparently that was worse than going that trashy network putting down his fellow Black man whitle he spoke truth. But now Jackson is marching, with the cameras rolling, pleading…huh? Sit your ass down Jesse.

    ***Btw, this is one of the most downplayed speeches PBO made, and is actually one of his best (imo) because it is based in solid truth, not just idealism.

    Father’s Day speech 2008
    ….You and I know how true this is in the African-American community. We know that more than half of all black children live in single-parent households, a number that has doubled – doubled – since we were children. We know the statistics – that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crime; nine times more likely to drop out of schools and twenty times more likely to end up in prison. They are more likely to have behavioral problems, or run away from home, or become teenage parents themselves. And the foundations of our community are weaker because of it.

    How many times in the last year has this city lost a child at the hands of another child? How many times have our hearts stopped in the middle of the night with the sound of a gunshot or a siren? How many teenagers have we seen hanging around on street corners when they should be sitting in a classroom? How many are sitting in prison when they should be working, or at least looking for a job? How many in this generation are we willing to lose to poverty or violence or addiction? How many?

    Yes, we need more cops on the street. Yes, we need fewer guns in the hands of people who shouldn’t have them. Yes, we need more money for our schools, and more outstanding teachers in the classroom, and more afterschool programs for our children. Yes, we need more jobs and more job training and more opportunity in our communities.

    But we also need families to raise our children. We need fathers to realize that responsibility does not end at conception. We need them to realize that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child – it’s the courage to raise one.—Barack Obama

    http://articles.cnn.com/2008-06-27/politics/obama.fathers.ay_1_foundation-black-children-rock/2?_s=PM:POLITICS

    • crazycanuck

      And since that speech, what have they done, but they want him to give another speech.

    • jziglar

      Jesse Jackson is a fraud and has been for a long time. The guy wants to attack the president and other blacks for speaking the truth. We need to clean up our communities and create opportunities for those who strive for something better. The problem is that many don’t want to self- evaluate. And Jesse Jackson who cheated on his wife and created a baby with another woman has no credibility.

    • angee

      Not trying to be funny but old man Jesse need to focus on those outside babies of his so they won’t end up like Junior!

  • Miranda

    Surprise Surprise…he listened to a lot of hate radio

    Details emerge about man at center of Ala standoff

    excerpt:
    Michael Creel said Dykes kept to himself and listened a lot to conservative talk radio.

    “He was very into what’s going on with the nation and the politics and all the laws being made. The things he didn’t agree with, he would ventilate,” he said.

    James Arrington, police chief of the neighboring town of Pinckard, put it differently.

    “He’s against the government, starting with Obama on down,” he said.

    Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/02/02/2501066/ala-town-mourns-for-bus-driver.html#storylink=cpy

    • rikyrah

      uh huh

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        Well put rikyrah.

  • MonieTalks

    I find myself repeatedly asking these questions….

    If there are a myriad of issues that make up the so-called “Black agenda”, and this President HAS to solve all of them, then I am wondering….where are all my Black Congressman on all the committees hashing this things out. Why are so many of them stacked in Financial Services Committee and few are on the Budget committee, Education committee, hell even Commerce

    VP Joe Biden has a legacy of being tough on crime, advocate for assault ban weapon, Violence Against Women Act, …..but yet where is the legacy of Black representatives on these issues. The lives of Black folks have been shed tremendously, especially due to urban violence since Carter until now….and yet I can’t name one Black Congressman or woman who has a LEGACY built on eradicating violence in our communities in at least 30 years.

    If Joe Biden can get VAWA, then where is ours…where is the CBC on this?

    And yet PBO is supposed to solve this, by himself..really?

    • jziglar

      True ! Does anyone know of any major bill of importance that sponsored or worked on by CBC members who have been there since Richard Nixon was President ???

      None is the answer. Some have been there for decades and contributed nothing and will not be remembered for anything. People like Jim Clyburn and Gwen Moore are not included but many of the CBC are worthless.

      • isonprize

        People like Jim Clyburn and Gwen Moore are not included but many of the CBC are worthless.

        Which is why they stay hatin’ on Pres. Obama.

        PBO EXPOSES THEIR HUSTLE.

      • MonieTalks

        Indeed.

        It is so amazing to see all these unleashed hell raisingCBC members and yet they don’t have a legacy to stand on from the past 30 years at least.

        Same with Tavis Smiley and his envious self. Can he name just ONE piece of legislation that was pushed forth and signed by an idea discussed at his forum Negro Networking Forum. And yet he raises the question of what will PBO’s legacy be.

        I am so sick of these folks…we need fresh leaders, not stale grifters.

        • isonprize

          The opposite is what I like about Rev. Al. Yeah, he did some dumb stuff in his younger years, but now he’s out there, he’s working with real people, HE’S DOING STUFF. Not just pontificating on what should be done or hustling for a book deal.

          (…whispering about his commercials for the ‘get it up’ pills. Those are hilarious!)

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        This is the ugly truth. CBC knows it so they have for years mastered the art of misdirection.

        • conlakappa

          …and emphasizing their personae rather than policy.

      • MsKitty

        John Conyers comes to mind. He was elected to Congress the day before I was born, and lets just say that I’m now on AARP’s radar.

    • rikyrah

      here’s the thing that’s been nagging at me…

      with nearly HALF of the Black population in America living in the South..

      and ALL those Southern Governors refusing to set up exchanges for the expansion of Obamacare…

      where is the CBC’S PLAN for helping those Black folks, by asking for meetings with Sebelius on how to get the information to those Black folks in those states where the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT will now be setting up the exchanges?

      • conlakappa

        Ask them, starting with Fudge. I wouldn’t even ask in a way that puts her/them on the defensive, “Congresswoman, I am sure that you and the other members of the CBC are working on this issue and I would like to know more about it/work with my local community to further your mission…”

  • rikyrah

    Good Afternoon, Everyone :)

  • rikyrah

    Bobbi Kristina Declares War on Cissy Houston Over ‘Whitney’ Book

    *Uh oh, with Bobbi Kristina‘s latest comments about her grandmother, via Twitter, it’s about to be on and poppin’!

    Apparently Miss Bobbi is none too pleased about Cissy Houston’s new book about her mom, the late Whitney Houston called “Remembering Whitney.”

    Although Bobbi Kristina doesn’t come right out and say why, she’s boycotting the book and wants her fans to do likewise.

    (Note to Bobbi Kristina, by advocating for a boycott, all you’re doing is whetting the public’s appetite to see what’s in the book.)

    http://www.eurweb.com/2013/02/bobbi-kristina-declares-war-on-cissy-houston-over-whitney-book/

    • crazycanuck

      Geez, just let Whitney rest in peace, a peace she couldn’t find on this earth

  • crazycanuck

    @piersmorgan: will host Mon show live from a Texas gun store & range – guests include Ted Nugent. #CNN#GunsInAmerica

    So this is the only way they know how to discuss this topic?

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Right and who better to dicuss this subject with calm and intelligence than a has been mentally deranged rock guitarist?.

      • conlakappa

        Mentally deranged pedophile rock guitarist. Let us give full due to his boundary issues. I won’t even address the disgusting things he has said about the President.

    • Miranda

      This is just disgraceful. A shame and a disgrace.

  • Miranda

    Evening thread is up!