April 24, 2014

Sunday Open Thread: The Robert Glasper Experiment

Good Morning POU! Enjoy the sounds of the Robert Glasper Experiment!

Robert Glasper (born April 5, 1978 in Houston, TX) is an American jazz pianist and record producer. His 2012 album, Black Radio won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album at the 55th Grammy Awards pre-show.

Glasper’s earliest musical influence was his mother, Kim Yvette Glasper, who sang jazz and blues professionally. She would bring him with her to club dates rather than leave her son with babysitters. She also performed in church where the young Glasper began playing piano, and performed during services at three separate churches: Baptist, Catholic and Seventh-day Adventist. Glasper has said that he first developed his sound in church, where he learned his own way to hear harmony, and was inspired to mix church and gospel harmonies with jazz harmonies.

“Afro Blue” – featuring Erykah Badu

Glasper attended Elkins High School in Sugarland, TX and the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and went on to attend the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. At the New School, Glasper met neo-soul singer Bilal Oliver. They began performing and recording together, which led to associations with a variety of hip-hop and R&B artists parallel to Glasper’s emerging jazz career. He has worked with Bilal and Mos Def as musical director, Q-Tip (The Renaissance), Kanye West (Late Registration, Meshell Ndegeocello (The World Has Made Me The Man Of My Dreams), J Dilla, Erykah Badu, Jay-Z, Talib Kweli, Common, Slum Village an Maxwell.

“Ah Yeah” featuring Music Soulchild and Chrisette Michele

“Gonna Be Alright” featuring Ledisi

  • Miranda

    At Kan. airport, fliers back sequester cuts . . . but, wait, they’re closing the control tower?

    GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The federal budget cuts were still an abstraction as American Eagle Flight 3429 crossed the snow-crusted plains into southwestern Kansas. Kevin Colvin, a construction manager flying in for work, looked out of the window at the tiny airport below.

    “They make it sound like, ‘Oh my God! We’re going to die if we make these cuts!’ ” he said, eating a potato chip, the cuts still two days away. “I think it’s a bunch of BS.”
    The cuts came into clearer focus Thursday. Garden City Regional Airport would lose its air traffic controllers, saving the federal government $318,756 and leaving pilots to handle landings, takeoffs and weather conditions mostly by themselves.

    “Oh,” said Dave Unruh, a retired farmer who heard the news as he waited for a flight to Dallas. “Is that part of the deal?”

    By Friday, people in this solidly conservative area faced the reality that it was.

    more here
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/at-kan-airport-fliers-back-sequester-cuts—-but-wait-theyre-closing-the-control-tower/2013/03/02/6cdb93c0-82c0-11e2-8074-b26a871b165a_story.html?hpid=z1#.UTNaCdqAXdw.twitter

    • edp4bho

      Hah! Don’t you just love how these ass wipes always keep missing it? Morning Miranda, morning POU. Off to do some painting to keep me from blowing it on the evil, vile rethugs on this Lord’s day.

    • rikyrah

      the book is not called

      WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS

      for nothing

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I know were not supposed to make fun of these people according to the saintly liberals who don’t want us to stereotype, but these folks make it so hard to not do. Its like, “Yes, I SUPPORT the federal governments decision to cut Social Security!!! What? My SS Check is monthly now? Was that part of the deal?” Its just natural selection sometimes.

      • MsKitty

        Sanctimonious liberals get on my nerves. It’s a miracle they never walk into walls since they can’t see past their noses in the air.

    • GN

      From the comments section:

      Here’s an idea. The government would save a lot of money if state’s received no more federal dollars than they contributed in revenues.

      Indeed. I’d love to see the end of the farce of red states inverting reality with claims that the rest of us mooch from them,

    • nellcote

      Sucks to be a pilot, having to do their own air traffic control. It’s not like they’re paid the big bucks anymore either.

  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  • GreenLadyHere

    - -GOOD SUNDAY MORNTIN’ miranda/POU FAM♥. ***BIG HUG** :>) —OMG! — -WHAT a UNIQUE ARTIST!! :>) – - Soooo ECLECTIC. :>) -

    – — -THIS: — >. . . performed during services at three separate churches: Baptist, Catholic and Seventh-day Adventist. Glasper has said that he first developed his sound in church, where he learned his own way to hear harmony, and was inspired to mix church and gospel harmonies with jazz harmonies. – - –RECEIVED his INSPIRATION on VARIOUS CHURCHES. — – HOW CREATIVE. :>) –

    – –Robert Glasper Band at Pittsburgh Jazzlive 2012 – –:>)

    – IMMA check – –”back home” 2 ENCOURAGE my peeps 2 CHECK HIM OUT. :>) – -

    — – –THANK U miranda 4 BRANGIN’ — THIS — -from your – -”INFAMOUS MUSIC VAULT!!” :>) — -B BLESSED. :>)

  • rikyrah

    Romney: ‘Obamacare’ Was Attractive To Minority, Low-Income Voters

    Mitt Romney stood by his belief that President Obama was aided in his re-election by giving gifts to minority voters, during an interview that aired on “Fox News Sunday.”

    “The president had the power of incumbency, ‘Obamacare’ was very attractive, particularly to those without insurance, and they came out in large numbers to vote,” Romney said. “So that was part of a successful campaign.”

    Romney first made comments to this effect on a conference call with donors after the November election, when he said Obama had been “very generous” in doling out “big gifts” to “the African American community, the Hispanic community and young people” as well as women during his first term. Asked about them in the Fox News interview, recorded earlier this week in his California home, he reiterated that belief.

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/romney-obamacare-was-attractive-to-minority-low-income

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

      True, plus we don’t like racist assholes.

      • trose1

        U can say that again!

    • GN

      Oh for f-s sake, he needs to give it a damn rest already. Very generous, big gifts, in the form of a non-Depression economy, healthcare, unemployment insurance, etc. were provided to the whole country. Last I looked, ObamaCare wasn’t limited to black people, and in absolute numbers, more white people will be helped with health care reform and pretty much every major piece of Pres O’s legislation. Repeatedly, black voters have acted as a bloc to remove war belligerents and economic regressives like Mr. Romney and have done so with zero promises of anything for our community exclusively, and relatively little given. Past tired of seeing black people attacked. Mitt Romney is a sour grapes asshole who wasn’t fit for office, and the GOP’s countrywide attack on black voting rights backfired. He can crawl back into his hole.

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

        and in absolute numbers, more white people will be helped with health care reform and pretty much every major piece of Pres O’s legislation.

        Do you have more info on this? Because it’s my understanding that health care reform disproportionately helps Black people.

        • isonprize

          What I think GN meant was…

          % – larger percentage of black folks helped by ACA
          #s – more white folks are helped by ACA (just by virtue of the fact that there are more white folks in US)

          …looking for stats. Will post when I find ‘em…

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

            Oh! I see what y’all mean.

        • GN

          Black people are disproportionately more likely to be uninsured and candidates for subsidies and thus helped by HCR, that’s true, but in absolute numbers, the subsidies for middle class insured + provisions for the uninsured will help white people. There are just more of them and the legislation helps all. ObamaCare is not black legislation or a “gift” exclusively to the black community whatsoever.

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

            I see what you mean. More proof that white people who want to get rid of Obamacare are only shooting themselves in the foot all in the name of hurting PBO and Black people.

          • GN

            And that Mitt Romney is an racist, malicious little troll. I’m glad to read that he’s still emotional and upset about losing.

          • Aquagranny911

            Co-sign! The Romney’s sour grapes are sweet in my mouth.

        • rikyrah

          I’ll repeat this..Town said it months ago…

          if a WHITE PRESIDENT had passed Obamacare…

          White folks would be trying to put him on Mount Rushmore.

      • jds09

        I think what is unspoken is that Obamacare (a good thing) didn’t specifically exclude black people. I recently learned (yes I’m embarrassed my this), that FDR early social security legislation excluded black people (cutting a deal with the dixecrats) and was only amended later.

        Translation: including black people means giving gifts.

        • GN

          That’s exactly right.

        • Aquagranny911

          Nailed that! I believe that early Social Security also excluded other minorities & women.

          Obamacare is for EVERYONE, something the GOP hates because they only want health care for the ricos. I love PBO for so many things but his name will always be blessed in my family because of Obamacare.

          My youngest daughter would probably be dead or my entire extended family would be living under a bridge trying to pay her medical bills without Obamacare.

          ACA passed in the nick of time to keep her insurance company from cancelling her policy. I ♥ Obamacare!

        • isonprize

          in the words of Tom Joyner anem,

          DAMN, WHITE PEOPLE!

      • nellcote

        Oh for f-s sake, he needs to give it a damn rest already.
        ===
        He’s just warming up for CPAC. If any event called for a drone attack…

      • conlakappa

        Duh, it is very uppity to want healthcare.

        • nellcote

          another one of those “racial entitlements”.

  • GreenLadyHere

    – - -GOOD SUNDAY MORNTIN’ miranda/POU FAM♥ – - -***BIG HUG*** —THIS SONG BRINGS HOPE 4 a RESOLUTION 2 THIS ECONOMIC SITUATION!! – - -

    MR. PRESIDENT keeps – –Movin’ FORWARD- – >[Despite the RE-THUGS!!] — -
    — ☻ Obama gets new foreign policy aide – -

    ———-Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon is joining President Obama’s national security staff as the White House coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region.

    “Phil has been a key member of President Obama’s foreign policy team for the past four years and his work with our European Allies and partners has been indispensable in helping us to formulate policy and address issues around the globe, including Libya, Syria and Iran,” National Security Adviser Tom Donilon said in a statement. “His work on international security, international economics and European and Middle Eastern Affairs make him the perfect person to coordinate our policy in this time of great challenge and opportunity in the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf.”
    Here’s the full announcement from the White House:

    – - — – -ENJOY YOUR BREAKFAST/BRUNCH♥ – -B BLESSED 2-DAY. :>)

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

    Yes…THAT Danny DeVito!

    Antonin Scalia retire bitch— Danny DeVito (@DannyDeVito) March 3, 2013

    • GN

      LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I’ve loved Danny since the “Limonchellos”

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

        LMBAO! I bet he had a few right before he sent that tweet!

    • isonprize

      DANNY!!

    • MsKitty

      Boom!

    • Aquagranny911

      Bravo!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — THIS PHOOL!!! – - -CAIN’T DO da MATH!! – –

    —- – -McConnell: Debt Makes America Look Like Western Europe, Where Spending Cuts Sparked Recessions – -

    – —–Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reiterated Sunday that the automatic budget cuts that began taking effect March 1 were “modest” cuts that would keep the United States from turning into the Western European countries that have spent the last four years battling high unemployment and repeat recessions.

    “We have a $16 trillion national debt,” McConnell said. “Our debt is as big as our economy. That alone makes us look like a Western European country.” – — -[WHA'??????]
    - – - -SNIP – —
    — -The United States took a different path after the Great Recession, choosing stimulus instead, and it has so far fared better than Europe. But it is now pursuing the same austere path Europe chose, with sequestration’s automatic budget cuts threatening to damage the recovery the U.S. has already made. McConnell claimed that “spending has exploded,” but while government spending has helped lead past economic recoveries, it has plateaued in the last four years and largely failed to help this recovery.

    THERE IS MORE – - –ILLOGICAL-SPEAK!! — geesh!!

    - – - -COMMENT: –Nedra Dinger
    It is amazing to me how entrenched Republicans are in their message of austerity and comparing to Europe and the truth is that if you don’t inject additional revenue and gear up the economy (GDP) growth will stagnate and retract. The modest gains in the United States are because some stimulation occurred and imagine if the Jobs Bills and Closing Tax Loopholes and stimulating the economy with Public Works, the Gross Domestic Product would pull forward and the ratio of spending would go down and the deficit would diminish as the greatest problem with the deficit are the tax cuts and without those restrictions to revenue, a more balanced approach to the economy and more fair and more stable will encourage growth. Pretty simple stuff

    – - — SPEAK TRUTH!!! — -THE STIMULUS!! – — THANK U –MR. PRESIDENT. :>) – -

    • nellcote

      Was he asked why the goopers filibustered the Ds budget plan?

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ nellcote. ***BIG hug*** :>)

        —- HAH! – —Di-ent C the “SHOW” – - – -BUT – - –prolly NOT. YA MEAN — -a –REALITY QUESTION? – — -LOL —

        – - – -Gotta “bounce”. – :>) — -Sorry. C U when I return. :>)

        Good 2 C U nellcote. :>) –

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

    MHP serving up a Sunday buffet of Irony and Hypocrisy this here morning…

    Melissa @ MSNBC ‏@MHPshow
    Now in #nerdland: @MHarrisPerry offers some stats that bolster the case for marriage equality in “Go Figure.” #Prop8

    • Worldwatcher7

      Now she’s just trolling us. Sad to say, but MHP is creeping toward “dead to me” status.

      • jds09

        They must serve a wicked kool-aid at the cool kids table.

        • Worldwatcher7

          Of course they do. It features the white man’s ice, which is soooo much colder.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTIn’ Sepia – —***BIG HUG*** :>) —

      —-LOL – - -I’ll PASS on THAT buffet!! — – She can STR8 –”MISS ME” – –with these — -NON-SUBSTANTIVE -shows!! – — -

      — -***tsk*** WASTIN’– -AIR TIME!!! – –***eye roll*** **shakin’ my head*** — –

      Good 2 C U Sepia. :>) Have a BLESSED day. :>) –

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

        Hey GLH! Good to see you, too!

        • GreenLadyHere

          ***SMILES @ U*** :>) —

    • Miranda

      SMH….I just can’t take her seriously anymore.

      • nellcote

        She needs to let her inner Angry Black Woman out more before she looses her mind.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – -A HISTORICAL EVENT 2-DAY – - – -

    – - -Selma’s Bridge Crossing Jubilee

    – - – -In 1993, the National Voting Rights Museum & Institute had the first Bridge Crossing Jubliee in conjunction with 21st Century Youth Leadership Movement, Wallace Community College, the first City of Selma, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. This annual event is held the first full weekend of every March to commemorate “Bloody Sunday“, and celebrate the Voting Rights Movement, the March from Selma-to-Montgomery, and the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

    – - – -[REMINDER 2 SCOTUS!!! - -PEOPLE MARCHED annnd DIED 2 GET OUR VOTING RIGHTS!! -- -DO NOT DISMANTLE!!!!]

    – –Sunday, March 3, 2013
    Vice President Joe Biden and Dr Jill Biden participate in the annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee, Selma, Alabama
    – — THANK U. :>) – –

    – - – -WE SHALL NEVER 4-GET. – -

    ——-Selma, Alabama 1965 — Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday – –

    – - — -We shall overcome [ONE DAY] – -AMEN.

    • nellcote

      Did Cantor really have the nerve to show up? I heard he was going this weekend.

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

    Bitch, swerve…

    Ann Romney admits frustration with husband’s campaign
    By Elise Viebeck – 03/03/13 09:53 AM ET

    …Asked if she and her son Tagg were angered by the campaign’s unwillingness to “let Mitt be Mitt,” Ann Romney said yes.

    “Well, of course … It’s true,” she said. “But it’s not just the campaign’s fault. I believe it was the media’s fault as well. He was not being given a fair shake. People weren’t allowed to really see him for who he was.”

    Mitt Romney was criticized during the campaign for his apparent coldness — a quality his wife said is not representative of his personality.

    “I’m like a she-lion when it comes to defending Mitt,” Ann Romney told Fox. “He’s an exceptional, wonderful person.”

    She also conceded that the GOP campaign was “blindsided” by the enthusiasm for President Obama.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/285865-ann-romney-admits-frustration-with-husbands-campaign?utm_campaign=hillballotbox&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz2MUcZknOr

    • Town

      She also conceded that the GOP campaign was “blindsided” by the enthusiasm for President Obama.
      ————–

      TRANSLATION: THOSE PEOPLE STILL LIKED OBAMA?

      • GN

        I guess fauxgressives and the sole patrol were highly useful after all—managed to convince the GOP establishment that PBO’s base was gone.

        • Town

          They thought voter suppression + black/Hispanic disappointment + angry white people = landslide Romney win. They got 60% of the white vote and still lost. That’s why they’re shocked.

          • rikyrah

            say it again…

            but, considering that they lost every court challenge for Voter Suppression in 2012.

            and they never got…folks took that Voter Suppression shyt SERIOUSLY and PERSONALLY.

            President Barack Obama put a stake through the heart of the Southern Strategy.

            He made the South Electorally IRRELEVANT.

            He won the Electoral College WITHOUT NEEDING one Southern State.

          • Kennymack1971

            ALL OF THIS. And those facts still have ppl dazed and confused..
            Just like ol Mitt and Ann Romney.

          • Aquagranny911

            Preach!!!

          • isonprize

            He won the Electoral College WITHOUT NEEDING one Southern State.

            THIS.RIGHT.HERE.

    • GN

      He didn’t even release his tax returns. The inversion of reality here is absolutely incredible.

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

        I STILL can’t believe he got away with that!

        And they also ignored Bain’s connection to Salvadorean death squads.

        • GN

          I almost forgot about that! Mittens got pass after pass after pass.

          • GOVCHRIS1988

            He only got a pass for that from people that do not matter, the beltway press. Everyone else carried out the right verdict.

        • rikyrah

          in the MSM, yes.

          in media geared towards Hispanics – nope. they were on it like a mutha.

          • Aquagranny911

            Yep, they were! That’s where I first read about it.

    • Worldwatcher7

      These post-defeat interviews illustrate why RMoney lost. He and his wife are classist, racist, out-of-touch, and deeply weird.

      She-lion? Who says that?

      • BoomerGal

        Privileged white people.

      • conlakappa

        People too dumb to know the word lioness? She is trying to pick up the mantle of The Sarah and that Grizzly Mama crap.

    • nellcote

      She also conceded that the GOP campaign was “blindsided” by the enthusiasm for President Obama.
      ===
      People that clueless shouldn’t be anywhere near the WH.

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        I bet Michelle’s up in the White House right now reading this going, “This simple bitch here…..”

      • jds09

        LOL. A simple comparison of the crowd sizes would have been a major clue. What?! They don’t look at photos?

        • GOVCHRIS1988

          They avoided reality like Dracula avoids garlic.

        • nellcote

          Photoshopped pix! Skewed polls!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Boo, he WAS Mitt. We saw Mitt, and we saw you and said, FUCK THAT!

    • rikyrah

      Bitch, we saw the REAL Mitt…

      and told his ass to keep walking

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        He needs to put some Isaac Hayes on.

    • conlakappa

      The media that didn’t demand their tax returns? The media that covered up her “you people” comment? Yeah, Miss Ann, it completely sucks to be you and your superannuated Marie-Antoinette ass.

    • Kennymack1971

      Mrs. Romney…. Your husband was rejected by the American people. Period. Deal with it and go sit your privileged ass down somewhere.

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      That’s some serious denial right there. Romney called every shot in his campaign and the media did everything they could to carry Governor Jekyll across the finish line. Mitt was Mitt. That’s why he lost.

      • JojoRaze

        Exactly! I remember Mittens’ grandbabies looking at PBO like he was Santa Claus that if they could vote they’d pick PBO over paw-paw any day. I knew it was wrap from that alone.

    • Aquagranny911

      Why won’t these awful people just GO THE FUCK AWAY!!!

      I hope they don’t keep turning up in the media. I have a delicate stomach & Annie Bananie makes me puke. Those two simpering fools need to stay home & torment their own family!

  • rikyrah

    The Midterms Start Early

    by BooMan
    Sun Mar 3rd, 2013 at 09:17:02 AM EST

    I guess the midterms are starting early. Articles in the Washington Post and Roll Call report on the president’s focus on winning back control of the House of Representatives. Both articles treat this as a highly risky strategy. It’s straight-up concern trolling.

    They act like this is some kind of unprecedented thing, the president wanting his party to control Congress. But it’s only unusual for a second-term president to fight for control of Congress because the sample size is so small. In 2006, President Bush faced his second midterm election and he was battling to retain control of both chambers. He lost. In 1998, Bill Clinton faced his second midterm election, but he was more concerned with his looming impeachment trial. He won both the trial and the midterms, but it didn’t change the Republican control of either chamber. In 1986, Ronald Reagan faced his second midterm and he was dealing with the Iran-Contra affair. He lost control of the Senate and faced Democratic opposition in both chambers for the rest of his presidency. In 1974, Nixon had resigned before his second midterm. Lyndon Johnson only had one midterm election, as did John F. Kennedy. So, in the last fifty years, we have never had a situation where the president was in an analogous situation.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/3/3/9172/54970#sthash.YnnSc0vK.dpuf

    • nellcote

      I guess the midterms are starting early.
      ===
      It started the day after the last election (with the help of the media of course) Has he not noticed the excuse for every shitty vote the goopers take is blamed on a perceived challenge from the right in 2014? Of course PBO wants to get new people in there, he wants to get something done. It’s the obstruction that’s unprecidented.

  • rikyrah

    State Dept. Releases Keystone XL Report

    by BooMan
    Sat Mar 2nd, 2013 at 10:20:17 AM EST

    In politics, it is a time-honored tradition to release unpopular news late on a Friday afternoon in order to minimize both the news coverage and the reader/viewership. That’s why the Obama administration’s State Department waited until 4pm yesterday to release their report on the Keystone XL pipeline. It’s also why the administration chose yesterday afternoon to announce a somewhat curious list of pardons.
    I’ll be honest. Writing well about environmental issues is difficult and I tend to defer to Steven D, who has more patience for delving deep into the source material. I haven’t had time to look at the State Department’s report, and the reaction has been so immediate and so heated, that I wonder how many people who are writing about it have actually read it.

    One interesting thing about the report is that it was prepared over a two year period under the stewardship of Hillary Clinton. The new Secretary of State, John Kerry, has a strong environmental record and it is quite possible that his State Department would have come to different conclusions. It’s hard to know how much this is determined by the science, how much by the Secretary of State’s guidance, and how much by Obama’s guidance.

    As a general matter, I am very concerned by the energy boon we’ve unleashed with the development of fracking and the exploitation of Tar Sands. Obviously, these are enormous opportunities to create wealth and to increase our energy independence, but they are also going to be sources that put a lot more carbon in the air and that carry all the environmental hazards associated with mining and drilling and transporting. Just the sheer amount of money that is involved creates tremendous political clout for the carbon-emitting industries, and the availability of all this energy undermines a needed sense of urgency about dealing with climate change. Even if these activities create something salutary, like lower energy prices, that can turn around and bite us by making cleaner fuels less competitive. That’s why I understand that the environmental movement opposes the Keystone XL pipeline on principle, regardless of the findings of the State Department report.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/3/2/102017/8733#sthash.82SlfJmM.dpuf

    • nellcote

      If it’s such a great thing, why don’t they just build refineries in Canada? The thing I worry most about with this pipeline is that it goes over the Ogalala Aquifer which supplies water to vast amounts of the country. And it’s not like we have worsening drought problems or any thing…

      • Aquagranny911

        Good question! Maybe because those who own the US refineries & oil tankers down south want the $$$$$$$$$. This oil is not staying in the good old USof A. It’s going to be sold & shipped mostly to Asia.

        There is really nothing in it for the people except maybe some temp jobs while the pipeline is being built. Canada will have their own people for the management.

        You are not alone in your worry over the aquifer. The only win/win here is for big oil.

        • Guns3000

          “This oil is not staying in the good old US of A. It’s going to be sold & shipped mostly to Asia. There is really nothing in it for the people except maybe some temp jobs while the pipeline is being built.”

          Not true if the oil is refined in the south. That will be more capacity and more jobs for at least decades.

          • Aquagranny911

            Not exactly true & not worth the risk of poisoning the water supply of millions of people for decades, imo.

            Cui bono? Always follow the money. Big oil is an international business. It’s all about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$. They don’t give a flying roasted fig about people’s jobs or the environment. BP is still going strong despite the fines and reparations for their spill. They will cut corners & take the risks because the profits are huge.

            Let Canada build a pipe line through their own aquifers & send to their own refineries if it is such a great thing.

            Just my two pesos….

      • Guns3000

        Why build in the refineries in Canada when you can build them in the US? The jobs would be nice.

  • rikyrah

    This is why Obama can’t make a deal with Republicans

    Posted by Ezra Klein on March 2, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    File this under “Jonathan Chait is right.”

    My column this weekend is about the almost comically poor lines of communication between the White House and the Hill. The opening anecdote was drawn from a background briefing I attended with a respected Republican legislator who thought it would be a gamechanger for President Obama to say he’d be open to chained CPI — a policy that cuts Social Security benefits — as part of a budget deal

    The only problem? Obama has said he’s open to chained CPI as part of a budget deal. And this isn’t one of those times where the admission was in private, and we’re going off of news reports. It’s right there on his Web site. It’s literally in bold type. But key GOP legislators have no idea Obama’s made that concession.

    The question my column left open was whether improving the lines of communication would actually change anything. Chait’s view is no, it wouldn’t. He begins by quoting Upton Sinclair’s famous line: “It is impossible to make a man understand something if his livelihood depends on not understanding it.” Chait continues:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/03/02/this-is-why-obama-cant-make-a-deal-with-republicans/

    • nellcote

      “It is impossible to make a man understand something if his livelihood depends on not understanding it.”
      ===
      THIS. and I include The Village media.

    • Ebogan63

      First off, Chained CPI was a negotiation tactic, second, it does not ‘cut benefits’ third Boehner didn’t accept it, so to keep on talking about this is idiocy

      • Aquagranny911

        Thank You! I’ve been saying this to some people. I swear if I have to repeat myself one more time about Chained CPI not “cutting benefits” I will preface my words with a 2×4 whack to their heads first!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — —BWAHAHAHA – —-He —LOL —SAID —-LOL ——– -
    —- –HE ‘ON’T KNOW – —LOL – —

    ——John Boehner Admits He’s Completely Clueless About The Republican Sequester – - -

    – –Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told David Gregory in an exclusive interview on Meet the Press today, “I don’t know whether it’s going to hurt the econonmy or not. I don’t think anyone quite understands how the sequester is really going to work.”

    Watch here from NBC:

    — —Boehner continued, “I don’t think anyone quite understands how it gets resolved.” — -LOL!! – -
    ENUFF SID!! – - – –WE KNOW – - -U DON’T!! LOL – -

    • nellcote

      He just doesn’t give a fuck if he even sounds competent anymore, does he?

      • Miranda

        Did he ever?

      • conlakappa

        I should think he is as drunk as ever, either way.

    • Kennymack1971

      Now and forever….. Worst. Speaker. Ever.

  • GOVCHRIS1988

    I’m watching the Dennis Rodman North Korea interview……………….CLAUDE HAVE MERCY!!!!

    • isonprize

      CLAUDE???

      It must be bad…

    • rikyrah

      end times, people.

      end times

    • Miranda

      That is soooooooo scary!

    • dannie22

      least hes not running for congress

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — — -BWAHAHA — – -STILL livin in – –”ROMNESIA-LAND” – –
    With missy RAFALCA — -LOL – - -

    - – –
    Romney Admits He Thought He Would Win
    – - – -

    - – – —Mitt Romney told Fox News that “his heart said he was going to win the presidency, but when early results came in on election night, he knew it was not to be.”

    “Romney says the loss hit hard and was emotional. Ann Romney says she cried.”

    – - -LOL – — -$$$MONEY COULDN’T BUY that WIN. – - -Guess the FOUND THAT OUT!! – –

    Annnnd —-He also FOUND OUT – - — -HIS PEEPS — – -LIED!! — -LOL – - –

    — DEY — – -sooooo —PITIFUL!! —LOL –geesh!! –

    — [Gotta "bounce" -- -MISSIN' U/CARRYIN' U ---IN MY♥ - --B BLESSED.♥ :>)]

    • nellcote

      Has anyone asked him why he thought he was going to win? Was it just “a feeling” or his pollsters or being surrounded by hired people blowing smoke up his butt?

      • Miranda

        They really in their hearts thought all the polls were wrong. They were just that damn arrogant.

        • nellcote

          So the ultimate manifestation of white priviledge.

          • conlakappa

            We will win because I say it is so.

      • jds09

        That’s the question I want asked too! Since he was all “Mr. Data Driven” business guru, fact man… and…

        Why are you in La Jolla? Isn’t our tax structure abhorrent to you? Should you be next door in Nevada?

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        Well thats the conservative fellatio and cunnilingus channel they are one. They will NEVER ask that one. But that is a question I would love to hear.

      • vulcan_girl

        He white.

    • Tafr

      Naw he thought he was going to win because they tried to steal Ohio. Call me crazy but that it was I truly believe. They stole Ohio once but this time folks were watching for it. I believe they chicken out at the last minute hence Rove losing his ever loving mind on Fox News.

      • nellcote

        I’m not 100% sold but I do think you have a valid theory.

      • rikyrah

        You are not crazy.

        plenty of people watched Rove’s meltdown on election night and went..

        what’s that REALLY about?

      • jziglar

        I think they might have tried but since the margin wasn’t close enough they couldn’t. I think they thought the voter suppression tactics would help them win but it backfired.

        Also I think the republicans have developed an echo chamber (bubble) where they are really buying into their bs. Example : un-skewed polls.

        • isonprize

          I think they thought the voter suppression tactics would help them win but it backfired.

          JD, it was more than ‘thought’… Mike Turzai, the Pennsylvania GOP House majority leader, said it proudly. ON TAPE.

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

    They should’ve neva given me photoshop…

    Ann Romney…She-Lion: http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q615/sepiaobot/romney_ann_shelion_zpse5459819.jpg

    • dannie22

      we’re…off to see the wizard

      • Town

        And Mitt can be the Tin Man.

        But shouldn’t Ann have been the ScareCrow in need of a brain? Or was that role still being played by Palin?

    • Miranda

      LMAO!!

    • conlakappa

      She wishes her hair could look that good.

  • Alma98

    Morning

  • BoomerGal

    Yall can say what you want about MHP but she was on point this a.m. about the so-called feminist movement and the onion comment about little Miss Wallis! Where are these advocates when it comes to protecting “our” children?! NOWHERE! Why? Because as noted on her show, “our” children are not seen as children! They are viewed as little adults! The “children are off limits” meme does not apply to us! I am SO through with this place! FUCK this country man!

    • trose1

      I suggest people listen to that conversation. Cecile Richards will be given a side eye by me from no on.
      MHP did push back on her.
      Black women are on our own.

    • Tafr

      MHP is right our children are not valued. We all got a good taste of that when the Sanford PD tried to cover up the murder of Trayvon Martin. Black people know this we get it. This is one of many reasons the president called out black fathers to stand by their children. I wonder if MHP thought about that today. For some reason she took the president’s comments personally knowing good and damn well the president was right.

    • Guns3000

      “FUCK this country man!”

      and back to you

      • BoomerGal

        And your name gives your dumb ass away. TROLL.

  • Miranda

    afternoon thread is up!