April 19, 2014

Thursday Afternoon Thread: End of Summer Week!

Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves The Sunshine

Chante Moore – Wey U

Dave Koz & Brian McKnight – Love Changes Everything

Boney James – So Beautiful

Mary J. Blige – Beautiful

  • Miranda

    phive ‏@phive0phor15m
    Paris Hilton previews new song with Lil Wayne http://on.thegrio.com/185PP0F Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, Reason No. 8,472.
    ————————-
    really? the hell…..

    http://www.lipstickalley.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=83680&stc=1&d=1377471764

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

      No ma’am!

  • Joy

    Hoffa Calls On Cruz, Right-Wing Extremists To Stop ACA Misrepresentations

    – The following is an official statement by Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa:

    “In July, I co-wrote a letter to Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Nancy Pelosi expressing our concerns about specific provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the potential unintended consequences of those provisions. The concerns outlined in that letter have been taken out of context by anti-worker legislators and political organizations in an attempt to bolster their own arguments against the ACA. They are further trying to show that there is some broad movement to derail the ACA from all sides of the political spectrum.

    “Though we may have concerns with specific provisions of the ACA, we share the president’s goal of ensuring that every American has affordable access to top-quality health care. It is on this main point that we disagree wholeheartedly with the efforts of extreme right-wing Republicans to gut the ACA. Any suggestion otherwise is simply political posturing.

    “I call on Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. David Vitter and others to cease and desist from misusing our constructive comments in their destructive campaign to hobble the president and the nation.

    “Working Americans are fed up with the continued cycle of holding the government and the economy hostage to achieve some empty political victory. Working families are the only people hurt by Republican maneuverings to shut down the government and play Russian roulette with the debt ceiling.”

    SOURCE International Brotherhood of Teamsters

    • jds09

      Spandan had something to do with this. lol

  • GreenLadyHere
  • conlakappa

    Fratello, it’s just a noodle, man, if the pope is saying The Church should stay out of the social issues arena, why wouldn’t a pasta company that has to know it has an affluent, urbane, urban male consumer population: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/26/italy-gay-pasta-idUSL5N0HM2O120130926

  • rikyrah

    When a laundry list looks familiar
    By Steve Benen
    Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:01 PM EDT.

    The last time there was a two-term Democratic president, congressional Republicans had an idea on how to respond to voters’ judgment: impeach him. Americans have put Bill Clinton in the White House, but Gingrich, DeLay, and their allies decided it was their job to push him out.

    With this in mind, there are some parallels to contemporary politics, insofar as congressional Republicans are once again eager to replace voters’ judgment with their own.

    We talked earlier about the laundry list of right-wing goodies GOP lawmakers will demand Democrats provide as part of the new Republican debt-ceiling crisis. Reflecting on the wish list, Ezra Klein noted, “John Boehner isn’t even trying to pretend his House of Representatives is a sane place anymore. The House GOP’s debt limit bill — obtained by the National Review — isn’t a serious governing document. It’s not even a plausible opening bid. It’s a cry for help.”

    And while the hopeless insanity of the Republican ransom note certainly matters, Jon Chait noticed something especially interesting about the GOP’s “megalomaniacal ambition

    Does that list sound vaguely familiar? It’s Mitt Romney’s 2012 economic plan. Almost word for word, in fact. [...]

    The fact that a major party could even propose anything like this is a display of astonishing contempt for democratic norms. Republicans ran on this plan and lost by 5 million votes. They also lost the Senate and received a million fewer votes in the House but held control owing to favorable district lines. Is there an example in American history of a losing party issuing threats to force the majority party to implement its rejected agenda?

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/09/26/20706733-when-a-laundry-list-looks-familiar?lite

    • conlakappa

      Googly-eyed Ryan has been keeping on the ‘low, hasn’t he? As budget guy/House wonk, he should be out there front and center.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- — –http://mormonsoprano.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/speak-truth.jpg?w=500&h=332 – — SPEAK TRUTH!! –

    – –It Looks Like The Republican Debt Ceiling Demands Came Straight From The Koch Brothers

    - – -In the criminal justice system recidivism is the act of a person repeating an undesirable (criminal) behavior regardless they may have experienced negative consequences for their criminal act. Despite the negative consequences to the economy and American people after Republicans held the full faith and credit of the United States hostage during the 2011 debt ceiling crisis, they kept their promise to repeat their crime and have listed their ransom demands three weeks before the government hits its debt limit in mid-October.
    The ransom Republicans demand to do their jobs and pay the debts they incurred for their two wars and tax cuts for the rich are typical conservative faire and inordinately punish nearly every demographic equally; they also reward the GOP’s paymasters in the fossil fuel and banking industry.
    Despite the President, Democrats, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew telling Republicans they will not negotiate over the Republican
    rejection of their constitutional mandate to pay bills they put on the
    nation’s credit card, they proceeded to lay out a list of demands likely written by the Koch brothers and Wall Street CEO’s.

    THERE IS MORE —-

    - – - -C’MONnnn —KARMA!!– –DAY —5— -

  • rikyrah

    Conservatives are having fun with stories like the following:

    Ian Hodge, 62, is one of nearly 13,000 central and eastern Pennsylvanians who will soon need to shop for health insurance because Highmark Inc. is discontinuing their coverage at the end of the year.

    Highmark has announced it is withdrawing five of its insurance plans that don’t comply with the Affordable Care Act, key parts of which take effect Jan. 1.

    The hash-tag #TCOT is flinging poop under the quip “Obama lied, my health plan died”.

    Let’s look at the details as to why Highmark is cancelling these plans:

    The new regulations, for instance, prohibit insurers from denying coverage to applicants who have pre-existing health problems….

    Highmark’s Classic Blue is a guaranteed-issue plan, meaning the Hodges and other customers were not required to inform Highmark of their health status to get coverage. But applicants couldn’t count on coverage for any pre-existing condition for their first 12 months under the plan….

    Under the Affordable Care Act, beginning Jan. 1, all insurers must issue policies regardless of an applicant’s health history.

    The guaranteed issue policies were Pennsylvania’s “solution” to some people with pre-exisiting conditions who fell through the cracks. The individual insurance market in Pennsylvania is segregated (until Jan. 1, 2014) into two broad groups. The first is medically underwritten individual insurance. The risk pool for medically underwritten insurance is younger and healthier than typical. The second group is the guaranteed issue group which has older and sicker individuals in it. Jan. 1, 2014 changes this paradigm as all health insurance written on or after that date will be community rated so this distinction no longer serves any purpose.

    Mr. Hodge from the article was paying $1041.85 per month for him and his wife for Highmark Classic Comprehensive Blue.

    ……………………………….

    Looking back to yesterday’s data dump from HHS, the lowest Gold plan in Pennsylvania for a 27 year old is $205 per month. Given that rates can not vary by age by more than a factor of 3, that Gold plan for Mr. and Mrs. Hodges can not be more than $615 per month per person. Buying as a family will probably reduce that rate to be equal to what they are paying now. This calculation does not include any tax subsidy. Gold would be a massive improvement in coverage over what they have now.

    Using the Kaiser Family Foundation Zip code specific calculator, Silver plans are available to a family of 2 in a random Lancaster County zip code for $5,070 under the typical case scenario, total costs for the family of two without tax credits would be no more than $10040 before subsidy. That is significantly less than the $13,000 in premiums the Hodges are currently paying. Throw in the fact that the value of coverage has increased dramatically, the Hodges will be significantly better off.

    Stop the oppression by improving the material condition of people….

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2013/09/26/im-being-oppressed-and-made-better-off/

    • Miranda

      Ya know..the GOP really does have the right to be completely terrified about the implementation of Obamacare. You can’t really blame a wild animal for fighting for self-preservation when they realize they’re in the trap.

  • rikyrah

    Obama: ‘The affordable care act is here to stay’

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – - –LOL —“SMILE” – –GOT-CHA –BACK. :>)

    — — -☺@GovernorOMalley
    Turned the lens around on hard working @WhiteHouse photographer Pete Souza today in Maryland w/ @BarackObama. pic.twitter.com/oIj8HkYynj
    Retweeted by Nerdy Wonka
    View photo
    — –BEYOND –FUN. :>) — -

  • rikyrah

    It all comes down to Obamacare

    I see this morning that a whole crew of village pundits are lighting their hair on fire over the possibility that President Obama’s political fortunes are in trouble these days. Apparently they think the President is in trouble with his “base” or that he’s losing the support of Congressional Democrats.

    Greg Sargent does a good job of dispelling all the nonsense.

    The divisions between Dems and Obama are real, but they are focused on some policy areas and not on others…

    …on the need to keep funding the government and raise the debt limit without giving an inch on Obamacare, there are no signs of any serious disunity — and this is what will likely shape the party’s stance in coming fights.

    You want to talk about someone who’s having trouble with their “base?” Lets take a moment to look at Speaker Boehner. Republicans have been lathering up their constituency’s hatred of Obamacare since 2009. And now they’re paying the price. Two weeks out from a government shutdown, the lunatic caucus in the House has refused to even pass a short-term extension of the current budget unless it defunds Obamacare. Apparently today Boehner is giving in to the lunatics and so the bill the House will take up this week to keep the government operating will include a provision to defund Obamacare. If it passes the House, it will die in the Senate…and then what?

    The interesting thing here is what Sargent pointed out…the unity of the Democrats in defending Obamacare. Those of us who watched all the drama as that bill was underway can’t help but notice how everyone on the left has now rallied around it. If the “kill the bill” folks had any leverage, surely they’d be lining up with the lunatics these days – just as they were trying to do to stop it from passing in the first place. We also remember the concern trolling some in the media were peddling during the 2010 and 2012 elections about how Democrats should distance themselves from Obamacare in their campaigns.

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2013/09/it-all-comes-down-to-obamacare.html

    • conlakappa

      His political fortunes, eh? The man will not be running for office again. The pundit class needs to settle down and get over it. He has a legacy that no amount of nattering will negate. Hey, if nothing else, Obamacare will keep their side families insured!

      • jziglar

        Thank you ! They keep going on with this nonsense like it’s 2010 or 2011. The election is over and he won. His legacy is already secured and the only thing left is foreign policy matters and the continued reduction in unemployment (based on projections unemployment will be in a normal range in 2015).

      • MsKitty

        “Side families”

        Me. Slayed.

  • Miranda

    Obama’s Real Problem on Capitol Hill? Race
    Calling out the white power bloc that obstructs the president on every issue.
    By: Brian Palmer

    (The Root) — They know we can’t prove it. We can deduce and infer from their actions, statements and policies. But we can’t confirm that congressional Republicans, a bloc of nearly unbroken whiteness, and their media hatchet people are stealthily deploying race — blackness — to obstruct President Barack Obama at every turn.

    But obstructionists seldom give us concrete, irrefutable proof of gutbucket prejudice. When we think we have them cold, they’ll use the I’m-rubber-you’re-glue strategy. You’re playing the race card, they’ll say. In fact,you’re the racists for bringing it up. It’s the “nyah, nyah, nyah” of savvy — or at least well-trained — political machinists. These are men and women who have studied the playbook for Republican race-baiting drafted by party strategist and consigliere Lee Atwater.

    “By 1968 you can’t say ‘nigger’ — that hurts you. Backfires,” said Atwater in 1981, quoted years later by New York Times columnist Bob Herbert. “So you say stuff like forced busing, states’ rights and all that stuff.”

    Right-wing pols continually update the Atwater script. During the president’s first term and the campaign that preceded it, Barack Obama was cast as a Kenyan, Muslim, socialist, Nazi witch doctor. Tea Partiers, Birthers and Republican backbenchers were the nasty tip of the spear of a full-on assault, but the big boys pitched in, too, usually in ways that kept them from getting hit by shrapnel from the vilest attacks.

    more here: http://www.theroot.com/views/obamas-real-problem-capitol-hill-race

  • Miranda

    oh really there congressman? you seeing that from Cruz huh? Not yourself…but just Cruz…really? *snicker*…sowing…reaping..*giggle*
    —————————-

    Rep. Peter King, who has pulled no punches in criticizing Ted Cruz, said Thursday that supporters of the Texas senator have been bombarding his office with “vile” phone calls.

    “I’m not saying Ted Cruz is responsible for all his supporters, but he has tapped into a dark strain here in the American political psyche here, and again, the most obscene, profane stuff you can imagine all from people who say they support the Constitution,” King said. “I think what we have to do is reach out to his people and let them know that they’re following a false leader here.”

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/peter-king-ted-cruz-phone-calls-97396.html#ixzz2g0ckCLZu

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      And he said it with no sense of irony or self-awareness?

      • conlakappa

        His is a world of no mirrors.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- — THIS will NOT make up 4 THAT- — MEGA -RACIST SNUB- – -BUT- – - -THIS is 2 – -HONOR- – -PAST EMMY RECIPIENTS – -

    — –Celebrating Black Stars with Emmy Awards-

    – –-CONGRATULATIONS♥- —PROUD of U♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —-OMWORD!- —Soo SAD. – - -

    Ex-Charger Paul Oliver commits suicide- -

    — —-Former Chargers safety Paul Oliver died Tuesday night from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his Georgia home, a Cobb County police spokesman said Wednesday. He was 29.

    A family member reported the suicide about 6:40 p.m. on the 2000 block o fFairport Way in Marietta. His wife, Chelsea Oliver, and two juveniles witnessed the incident, according to a police report. Oliver had two children.

    His family confirmed the passing in a Wednesday statement.

    “We appreciate all the thoughts and prayers,” the statement read. “We request privacy in the wake of this tragic loss.”
    - – -SNIP—

    The ex-Georgia Bulldog was a 2007 fourth-round supplemental Chargers draft pick who appeared in 57 NFL games, all with San Diego from 2008 to 2011.
    Eight of his 12 starts came in 2010 when he recorded a career-high 59 tackles and an interception. He finished his career with 124 tackles, one sack and four picks.
    - – -
    THERE IS MORE– –

    — —-REST IN HIS ETERNAL PEACE♥- –

    – - — -2 FAMILY/FRIENDS/FANS— -MOURNERS — ***raises hand***

    ——– http://www.graphicsupersite.com/comments/cat/Sympathy/Prayer-Of-Heartfelt-Sympathy.gif AMEN♥

    P.S. – — -Wonder iff their is a HISTORY of severe head injuries??–

  • Miranda

    wow….its been 5 years and I STILL get goosebumps knowing Barack Obama is the President of the United States and Air Force One is his ride:

    http://obamadiary.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/8077970879_9e4042b209_h.jpg?w=865&h=575

    • rikyrah

      as well as The Beast
      that pic today had POTUS, The Beast AND AFO.
      doesn’t get any better than that.

      • Alma98

        What’s funny is my husband bought a 1983 Regal years back to drive to work. We called it the beast because it was huge and the grill was missing lol.

  • rikyrah

    Can Rahm Emanuel Win Black Voters Back?

    Critics say the embattled Chicago mayor needs to address education and violence to regain support.
    By: Lynette Holloway | Posted: September 26, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    On Tuesday he was spotted cruising the aisles of a Wal-Mart on Chicago’s South Side, which is predominantly African American. Over the weekend, he and police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy rode along with police officers in two of the city’s most violent districts on the South Side in the aftermath of the shooting of 13 people at a park, which grabbed national headlines.

    Before that, he announced plans to open a Whole Foods store in Englewood, one of the city’s deadliest neighborhoods, which is also known for its lack of resources. In addition, he apologized for the torture of black suspects by Jon Burge, an infamous former police commander.

    Emanuel also recently announced the renaming of an avenue in honor of Bishop Arthur M. Brazier, a popular African-American pastor and community leader who led the Apostolic Church of God in Woodlawn for almost 50 years.

    While African Americans overwhelmingly supported President Barack Obama’s former White House chief of staff during his first election, a Chicago Tribune poll in May found that midway through Emanuel’s term, nearly half of black voters disapproved of his job performance, an increase from about 30 percent a year earlier.

    Some critics, like Stephanie Gadlin of the Chicago Teachers Union, say that Emanuel lost a lot of support after a record 50 school closings in June. The city said it could no longer afford to keep the schools open because they were low-performing and underutilized.

    Many of the schools were located in predominantly African-American communities and bore the names of black icons like Benjamin Banneker, the self-educated astronomer; gospel singer Mahalia Jackson; and Daniel Hale Williams, the general surgeon.

    “We don’t have many institutions, but we take great pride in our schools,” Gadlin, communications director at the teachers union, told The Root. “Now here comes Mr. Mayor shutting them down, and people are angry. The good news is that he has a black page in his 2015 campaign manual.”

    What does that mean? According to Gadlin and several others, including Illinois state Rep. Monique D. Davis (D-Chicago), he has to do more than spend more time in the black community. He has to reinvest in the community.

    http://www.theroot.com/views/can-rahm-emanuel-win-black-voters-back

    • Town

      Can Rahm Emanuel Win Black Voters Back?

      —————-

      Nope.

    • Alma98

      I don’t think so, Rahm effed up bad.

    • Miranda

      Is there anyone that’s stepped up to challenge him? I can only see him winning if he’s unopposed.

    • AxelFoley

      Rahm’s been a disappointment to me.

  • Miranda

    oh wait….I missed the part about the citizens court and sentencing…ROFLMAO….oh damn….this is hilarious! I wonder if the fake crazy judge had on a black robe and all too. This is hysterical (scary too because these fools are out there, but still funny).
    ————————–
    Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman wrote Monday that the president had been indicted Sept. 18 by a citizens grand jury in Ocala, Fla., and convicted by a people’s court of defrauding voters by using a false birth certificate to prove his eligibility for office.

    Klayman said Obama waived his right to a jury trial by failing to plead a response to the indictment, thus “thumbing his nose at We The People.”

    A citizens’ judge then sentenced Obama to the maximum sentence of 10 years, Klayman wrote, and ordered the president to surrender himself into custody.

    “Of course, Obama will not willingly obey the law of the people,” Klayman wrote. “He will attempt to hide behind the iron fences of the White House, perhaps cowering under his desk for fear that the people will rise up and demand his ouster.”
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/26/save-the-date-conservative-activist-says-obama-will-be-overthrown-nov-19/

    • Town

      Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman wrote Monday that the president had been indicted Sept. 18 by 10 white middle aged teabaggers at a Piccadilly’s Cafeteria in Ocala, Fla., and convicted by a people’s court of being a black man in the White House.

      Klayman said Obama waived his right to a jury trial by failing to
      plead a response to the indictment, thus “thumbing his nose at White People.”

      Elmer Bommfocker Jr. then sentenced Obama to the maximum sentence of 10 years, Klayman wrote, and ordered the president to surrender himself into custody. The Piccadilly’s Cafeteria workers snickered.

      “Of course, Obama will not willingly obey the law of white people,” Klayman wrote. “He is uppity and ignoring white people.”

      ————–

      There. Fixed.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU-FAM♥- —–FIRST- – http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5985/bigblank2.gif – –

    — -OJ’s New Crime: Cookie Theft?- – -

    – —- OJ Simpson has managed to get himself in trouble again—from behind bars.
    After lunch, guards spotted the former football star, in a Nevada jail
    for armed robbery, concealing something under his prison outfit,
    according to the National Enquirer. Turns out there were more than a dozen cookies underneath, Gawker reports. “OJ just stood there with a goofy grin on his face as the guard kept digging inside his shirt and throwing the cookies on the floor,”
    says the Enquirer’s source

    THERE IS MORE- – -

    — –http://www.wheelm.k12.hi.us/animated_gifs/cookie_monster.gif

    – —–NO WORDS- – -LOL

  • Miranda

    Hold up…is the GOP fighting on the Senate floor right now? this is just one tweet I’ve seen of many alluding to that.

    Eric Boehlert ‏@EricBoehlert5m
    if only it had one….RT LukeRussert: Corker vs Lee right now on Senate floor is epitome of fight for #GOP soul

    • jds09

      This is delicious.

    • conlakappa

      But for them not having souls, sure. I believe Corker was on national TV this week. Looks like it went to his head.

  • Miranda

    boy go sitchoassdownsomewhere…here he comes with this dudebro emoprog liberacist bullshit.

    Obama poster artist says drones have killed hope
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/26/obama-poster-artist-says-drones-have-killed-hope/

    • Alma98

      Says the person who made money off of PBO and became well known because of PBO. So he can have a seat with the rest of the emos.

      • Tafr

        Yup quite a few of them have become famous off the president. You know some of the folks I have never heard of until after 2008. Yes I have a problem with that considering the historic number of death threats towards this president and his family. If it were not for this president many of them would be sitting in a corner not daring to challenge a Hillary, McCain or Romney. The only good thing about PBO leaving office is that many of these no talent emos will go away.

    • jziglar

      Fuck these emoprogs. President Obama never said he was a pacifist, and no president in history has ever been a pacifist. He said he would go after terrorist leaders and suspects and he he has done what he said he would do.

    • AxelFoley

      This the same bitch that said he voted for PBO even though he made that bullshit poster?

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- —MR. PRESIDENT’s– -MASTERFUL STRATEGY- – -of letting people TESTIFY –RE- –the —POSITIVITY of the ACA- — is POWERFUL.- – -

    - — -There is a TESTIMONY- -by Liberal Librarian @- – -TPV.- –Also – - -POWERFUL! :>) A Good READ. :>) -

    - — -***waves @ MR. PRESIDENT♥*** :>)

  • Miranda

    Come on Kaep! Please help me start off my picks right this week! Go 49ers!

    http://www.thefashionisto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/American-GQ-Colin-Kaepernick.jpg

  • rikyrah

    What political regression looks like
    By Steve Benen
    Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:02 PM EDT

    In July, when several far-right lawmakers started pushing a government-shutdown scheme in earnest, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), who isn’t exactly a moderate, had the good sense to reject the idea as silly.

    “I think it’s the dumbest idea I’ve ever heard of,” Burr said at the time. “Listen, as long as Barack Obama is president, the Affordable Care Act is going to be law.”

    I mention this, of course, because the North Carolina Republicans’ reasoned, sensible approach to extortion politics has apparently disappeared over the last two months.

    Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), who dubbed Cruz’s threat to shut down the government over Obamacare the “dumbest idea” he’d ever heard, said Congress shouldn’t give Obama a debt ceiling increase without attaching strings, and the president “is going to pay some price for it, which is a benefit for the American people.”

    “I hope [an Obamacare] delay is either part of the next [continuing resolution] or I hope it’s part of the debt ceiling,” Burr said.

    There are a couple of important angles to this. First, if anyone was inclined to give Burr points for being an adult in July, now is the time to kick yourself. What he’s describing is a dangerous extortion scheme in which radicalized lawmakers threaten to hurt the country on purpose unless Americans start losing health care benefits.

    The fact that Burr didn’t want to threaten a government shutdown was nice, but the fact that he does want to threaten the full faith and credit of the United States is madness — the severity of a sovereign debt crisis is vastly more serious than a shutdown.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/09/26/20708836-what-political-regression-looks-like?lite

  • Miranda

    Come on Kaep!! Please start off my picks on the right note tonight, GO 49ers!!

    http://images.ftw.usatoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/0913-GQCV2-hi.jpg

    • conlakappa

      I cannot believe they showed his …gutters. A bit out there.

  • Joy

    So much love! Outtake photo from Prince & Vanity’s Rolling Stone cover shoot.

    • Joy

      And…not sure why Disqus loaded two photos.

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

      Iconic photo.

    • AxelFoley

      Dig if you will the picture…

  • Miranda

    Who is Paula Patton’s stylist? They need their ass whupped. Everytime she goes out she looks like she tricking for dollars. It makes no sense. Now I realize some of the guys on here will love this dress (ya know who ya are) – but this shit look like some mess on the clearance rack at a Burlington Coat Factory in a strip mall in the “less desirable” location.

    The commentary on the dress by Tom&Lorenzo is PRICELESS
    http://tomandlorenzo.com/2013/09/paula-patton-in-rhea-costa-at-the-baggage-claim-la-premiere.html

    • rikyrah

      I see what you mean

    • jds09

      Looks like she got a hold of one of Cher’s dresses from the 80′s and cropped it.

    • Joy

      LOL…love this:

      We swear we’re not cranky. That shit’s just BAD. We have this sudden new fear that the Robin Thicke/Miley VMA performance was like a pop culture hydrogen bomb of tackiness, with effects slowly rippling outward until it engulfs all of Celebrityland. We may just be heading toward Peak Tacky. The Celebrity End Times.

      Hence, the Paris Hilton/Lil Wayne “collaboration”. And I think Paula’s trying to keep up with the hos in her hubby’s videos.

      • Miranda

        The line about the “exploding bush” is the one that will NOT allow me to stop laughing.

        • AxelFoley

          You know I had to look.

          • Miranda

            I know you did. LOLOL

    • AxelFoley

      LOLOLOLOL

    • MsKitty

      And we’re just gonna say it: It looks like her bush exploded.

      BWAHAHAHA

      Between this and the hot mess that is Miley Cyrus, TLo have been in take no prisoners mode all day.

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

        No they didn’t go there! LOL

    • Daltex82

      She looks like she’s auditioning to be the new lead singer for Vanity 6.

    • conlakappa

      It is unfortunate. Her hair and makeup look lovely and classic but even Bob Mackey would say about the dress, “Hmmm, too much.”

  • AxelFoley
    • Miranda

      I hope I’m still alive when they began sculpting PBO’s face on there for real. I really hope I’m around to witness it, because I know its going to happen.

  • Miranda

    Happy Birthday Serena!!!!

    WOW…classic clip….4 aces in a row on this poor girl! All she could do was stand there and watch!

    • GreenLadyHere

      - – -Miranda♥ – — Joinin’ U/POU FAM♥ -- -

      - — –Ms.SERENA- – –CELEBRATES 2. :>)- -
      -B BLESSED – -as U have BLESSED US —with your GIFTS/TALENTS♥- — -#1- -:>)

      – -ETA:—http://i.perezhilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/serena-williams-wimbledon__oPt.jpg

    • Alma98

      Happy Birthday Serena!

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

      Happy Birthday Serena!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– – -TWEETIN’ – — – -TRUTH –:>)

    —☺ ‏@keithboykin
    My new column: Ted Cruz, Obamacare, Green Eggs and a Canadian Ham. http://www.bet.com/news/politics/2013/09/26/commentary-ted-cruz-obamacare-green-eggs-and-a-canadian-ham.html
    View summary- —[Annnd STR8 CLOWNIN'. :>)]

    —–☺@keithboykin
    And the Oscar for best U.S. Senator in a dramatic and meaningless acting role goes to…- – —[LOL - -- More- - -CLOWNIN']- -
    MORE L8R – :>)- -

  • jziglar

    Here goes Ed Schultz with his whining that the TPP trade agreement is NAFTA on steroids. I’m so sick of these emos and their constant drama.

  • Town

    OBAMA IS LOSING WHITE VOTERS!

    I REPEAT, OBAMA IS LOSING WHITE VOTERS! WHAT WILL HE DOOOOOOOOOOOOO??????

  • Miranda

    GOP Lawmaker Willing to Risk Debt Default

    Asked bluntly if using the limit for leverage risked blowing up the economy, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) paused for a second and then offered a drawn-out ‘Yes’ that suggested the answer was obvious.

    Said Farenthold: “That’s why we’re paid the big bucks — to figure these problems out.”

    http://politicalwire.com/

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM ♥- — – -Waitaminute. . . . . WHAT’s UP with the- -AFTER-THE-FACT- -VETTING????- –

    - – –Little Miss Hispanic Delaware loses title over racial complaints- -
    —– Seven-year-old Jakiyah McKoy was crowned Little Miss Hispanic Delaware two weeks ago but was soon forced to relinquish her title after concerns over her heritage led to further investigation and sparked a backlash.

    The complaints reportedly came from pageant-goers who believed McKoy —who is black and was born in Brooklyn, NY — did not epitomize Latin beauty, according to Buzzfeed and Latino Rebels.

    According to policy, the pageant participants are required to be of at least 25 percent Latino heritage.

    McKoy allegedly qualified because her grandmother was born in the Dominican Republic but a pageant official admits that her family was asked to confirm her heritage after the organization was questioned on the issue. The other contestants were allegedly not asked to provide proof.- -

    “Her parents were asked to bring in documentation. Of all of the
    documentation brought in there was nothing that confirmed Dominican heritage,” Maria Perez, president of Nuestras Raíces Delaware, told Latino Rebels. Perez works for the organization that sponsors the pageant.

    “Whenever we are questioned, we ask for them to bring that stuff in,” she added.
    Perez said McKoy’s heritage could have been confirmed if it was indicated on her mother’s birth certificate.

    “The mother said she didn’t want to go through it,” said Perez.

    Instead, the pageant winner’s family submitted documentation of
    guardianship provided by the state. According to earlier reports, proof of her grandmother’s heritage was difficult to confirm since she had passed.

    THERE IS MORE- —-

    THIS is CRUEL 2 “Wee Miss Jakiyah”.- –

    - – -“WHYCOME”– -the PROOF was NOT VERIFIED– – -B4- -she ENTERED???- —-

    - -Somethin’ – –ain’t – -right!!!- – -WATCHIN’- — –
    - –[Gotta- -”Ht da Road. :>) C YA as soon as. . . ♥

    • Miranda

      How cowardly of the pageant officials…though I believe they wanted her to step down completely…just couldn’t figure out how to do it and came up with this.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Miranda — – -***BIG fist bump*** – —
        – -Prayin’ 4 her/family.♥ — -AMEN.

    • AxelFoley

      SMH at this foolishness.

      • GreenLadyHere

        AxelFoley. – –***BIG fist bump** – - -

        -SAME –GAME – – -DIFFERENT NAME
        WE KNOW!!- -humph. :>)

    • Alma98

      You’re right GLH it’s cruel and nasty, the officials are cowards.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Alma – - -***BIG fist bump*** – –UN-flippin’ -BELIEVABLE!! — geesh!!
        –IMMA B WATCHIN’ THIS. – –:>)

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

      The officials can deny it all they want, but this was clearly about race. They should be ashamed of themselves asking for documentation from this child.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Depia — –**BIG fist nump*** —humph!

        As iff WE ain’t USTA –THIS!! – — geesh!! – -
        Prayin’ 4 –”We Miss Jakiyah”.♥ —AMEN :>)

  • Miranda

    Its hard out there for a black bigot
    ———————-
    Allen West Out At PJ Media
    Sources say he had an anti-Semitic exchange with a staffer, calling her a “Jewish American princess.”

    posted on September 26, 2013 at 3:46pm EDT

    Former Congressman Allen West is leaving his job at Pajamas Media after an altercation with a female staffer in which he allegedly called her a “Jewish American princess,” BuzzFeed learned on Thursday.

    “In order to focus on political interests, Allen West will transition from his full-time role as director of programming for Next Generation.TV to a twice-a-month contributor of written commentary on PJMedia.com, effective October 1, 2013,” PJ Media financier Aubrey Chernick wrote to staff in an email from Sept. 16. “I wanted our staff and consultants to have this information first. However, PJ Media is not announcing this publicly for several weeks, so please do not share this news with anyone outside of the company until you see our public announcement.”

    In a message to staff, West wrote: “Shortly, I will be giving up my position as director of programming at Next Generation.TV to get back on the front lines to expand the message of constitutional conservatism across our country.”

    Two sources familiar with what happened told BuzzFeed that West had gotten into an argument with a female employee and called her a “Jewish American princess” while telling her to “shut up.”

    more here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/allen-west-out-at-pj-media

    • Alma98

      mmmm….. I wonder if they told his to get to steppin’. He really does think he’s a white man trapped in black skin.

  • Miranda

    How is it they manage to fuck up their self-created fuck-ups even MORE?
    ——————-
    House Republicans lack votes to move plan to raise debt ceiling
    09/26/13 05:44 PM ET

    House Republican leaders found themselves struggling to secure the votes on Thursday for a debt-ceiling measure they hoped to swiftly pass through the House as the latest salvo in a multi-front fiscal fight.

    In a closed-door meeting, the leadership outlined to their members a proposal that would demand a laundry list of Republican priorities in exchange for a yearlong suspension of the nation’s $16.7 trillion borrowing limit. The centerpiece of the plan is a one-year delay of President Obama’s signature healthcare law.

    But hours after the meeting, the party had yet to formally release the legislation, and conservatives complained that it lacked specific spending cuts and failed to tackle entitlement reform.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/324965-house-gop-doesnt-have-votes-to-move-debt-ceiling-plan#ixzz2g2Pcsipv

    • Kennymack1971

      Every last one of these amateur hour idiots need their asses kicked. This is beyond trifling.

  • Miranda

    White House Aide: We’re Not ‘Negotiating With People With A Bomb Strapped To Their Chest’
    SEPTEMBER 26, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

    A senior White House adviser on Thursday compared House Republicans threatening to hold the debt limit hostage to “people with a bomb strapped to their chest.”

    “What we’re not for is negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest,” Dan Pfeiffer told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “We’re not going to do that.”

    more here: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/white-house-aide-we-re-not-negotiating-with-people-with-a-bomb-strapped-to-their-chest

    http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/186/5/9/wile_e_coyote___vector_by_thoomas.jpg

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

      And I know Jake sucked his teeth and rolled eyes, with his GOP water carrying self.

    • edp4bho

      LOL. Love me some Coyote and Roadrunner. Picture perfect!

  • PBomb

    This is an interesting story…

    Football Thursday: Redskins’ forgotten racial pioneer lives with mystery of his short-lived career

    WASHINGTON – The other first black Washington Redskin has
    spent the last 50 years hiding in the open. For three decades, Leroy Jackson opened doors on the city bus he drove, nodding hello to thousands of football fans who never knew about that September day in 1962 when he chased a kickoff in Dallas and helped break the NFL’s last color barrier. They see him at the store, on the street, in the park, an old man smiling hello, oblivious to his place in history.

    It’s as if time has ignored the other first black Redskin. Ask most fans in this city to name the team’s initial African-American player and they will say it is Hall of Fame running back Bobby Mitchell. They are right. Mitchell played that day at the Cotton Bowl, scoring three touchdowns in a 35-35 tie with the Cowboys. But long forgotten are the two men who were the first with him: Jackson and guard John Nisby.

    And of those two, Jackson gets almost no credit for being there.

    Last year the New York Times ran a story on the Redskins’ first black players and replaced Jackson with fullback Ron Hatcher, who was cut days before the opening game. Thomas G. Smith’s 277-page book on the integration of the team called “Showdown:
    JFK and the Integration of the Washington Redskins” contains just three mentions of Jackson. And until he sat down for this story, the man who was one of three Jackie Robinsons on the Washington Redskins had never been interviewed.

    It’s as if he never existed.

    Read more here: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/football-thursday–redskins–forgotten-racial-pioneer-lives-with-mystery-of-his-short-lived-career-210938052.html

    • Miranda

      Wow….it would be wonderful if some current overpaid Redskins would do something big for this living history maker. He deserves more than half of them making right now just for the barrier he broke.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM☻ — LOL – -CHECK THIS —&#10004 – –

    —FIRST: – — -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hk5TgzC5Ix8 – –

    NOW: – —

    Support for Obamacare Depends on What You Call It– -

    — -A new CNBC poll asked half of respondents if they support Obamacare and the other half if they support the Affordable Care Act.

    The findings: 46% oppose Obamacare while just 37% oppose the ACA.

    “So putting Obama in the name raises the positives and the negatives.
    Gender and partisanship are responsible for the differences. Men, independents and Republicans are more negative on Obamacare than ACA. —-[RACISTS!!]
    Young people, Democrats, nonwhites and women are more positive on Obamacare.”
    —[Woo! Hoo!:>)]

    — —LOL – –”MA-AM” said that she will PASS on THIS. —

    LOL —”HER “FRIEND” —will TAKE it. — – -LOL – -

    – — –http://www.poorwilliam.net/gif-ani/smart_guy_shaking_head_no_md_clr.gif

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —ANOTHER set of – –PHOOLS —emerge – - –geesh!! –

    – — Second Northern California County Votes To Secede

    – - – - – - A second county might join a northern California county’s bid to secede and form a new state of “Jefferson.” As other northern California and southern Oregon counties consider the remote possibility, the Modoc County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 Tuesday in favor of seceding.

    Earlier in September, Siskiyou County announced its plans to secede from California to form Jefferson, even though the U.S. Constitution imposes a high burden for forming a new state. Their goal, presumably, is to abandon San Francisco and Los Angeles, and whatever state regulations they find unfair.
    — – –SKIP – –
    Because Siskiyou County has a population of 45,000, and Modoc only 9,700, they are looking elsewhere for support. “We’re looking for 12 counties, though we can certainly do it with less,” Baird said.

    THERE IS MORE – –

    —-HEEY! NOT a prob. :>) – –GOT –JUST the PLACE 4 THEM –2 SETTLE!! – –LOL

    • AxelFoley

      Oh, they want some of what the South got in 1865?

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY AxelFoley. LOL – - – -***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – - -***BIG fist bump** — —-Annnnd they –HAVE NOT RISEN –AGAIN! – –LOL – –
        Geesh! – -sooo —STOOPID!! -
        -Good 2 C U AxelFoley. :>)

    • Miranda
    • jds09

      I want to pack them a lunch.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL jds09. ***BIG HUG*** :>) –

        – -How KIND of U. – –LOL

        There’s a -LITTLE PROBLEM. —I provided the PACIFIC OCEAN – –BUT – —

        I AIN’T –givin’ ‘em —-THIS!! —shoot! —***eye roll*** –

        Good 2 C U jds09 :>) – –

  • Miranda

    Bet its a lot of CEOs that won’t like this one bit

    Ari Melber ‏@AriMelber3h
    Obama admin just released rules to make corporations publish CEO-to-worker pay ratios – covering with Treasury aide @susanochs 330pm @msnbc

    • rikyrah

      Go Obama White House

      • Miranda

        I wonder who will be the first one squealing on CNBC in protest of this.

  • Miranda

    But somehow Chicago is singled out as the cesspool of violence in the USA.
    ——————————–
    Murder, Moonshine and Hillbilly Heroin in Mingo County, WV
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/inside-the-crooked-courthouse-gang-of-coal-country

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – — -UH! –OH! —AFRO – -PICKS – -FIRED UP! —BLAH — WOMEN -POWA!!- – -

    – —Black female programmers unite for Focus 100, Google-sponsored NYC hackathon and tech bootcamp

    – - –Google and more giant tech brands are joining forces to encourage black women programmers and technology entrepreneurs to hone their skills and acquire venture capital investment.

    Seeking to change the face of the tech sector — which is overwhelmingly young, male and white — the coming Focus 100 symposium, soon to be held in New York City, will bring together brilliant minds of all backgrounds.

    Organized by Digital Undivided, Focus 100 bills itself as “The Most Diverse Tech Conference on the Planet,” according to its web site.
    Major corporations in addition to important venture capital firms such as Andreesen Horowitz are behind this effort to bring more black female talent to the digital space.

    Battling homogeneity
    —SNIP- —

    Just days ago a controversy erupted over these issues in Silicon
    Valley. In early September, the world famous conference Disrupt, hosted by the seminal blog TechCrunch, opened with a demonstration for an app called “Titstare” – yes, an app for oggling women’s breasts.

    What seemed like a great joke to the largely straight, white, male audience resulted in a web-wide backlash that validated rampant complaints of sexism and myopia in tech-related environments.
    THERE IS MORE- — – — -

    —–GIT! —GIT! – -GIT -’EM!! – –HAH!

    —***waves @ da POU FAM♥ women*** :>)”In Da STRUGGLE”. -:>)

    • TyrenM

      OK. Left side – Chrissy Hynde (Pretenders) and Gloria Estefan (Miami Sound Machine.) Who’s on Chaka’s right side? Maybe Debbie Gibson (maybe not.)

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY TyrenM. :>) ***BIGI HUG*** :>) – -[Sorry 2 take so long. My innanet is --"actin' up.*** :>)]

        NOW —afta careful review of the VIDEO — -my reply is a considered — -I ‘ON’T KNOW ***shrug*** LOL — – - Some commenter mentioned Celine dionne???? – — BUT –most axed4 —-OUR BELOVED DIVA♥ -WHITNEY♥ -:>)

        – —Sooo –Here SHE Is:♥ – –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpGmuhBhR7w

        MISS HER SOO MUCH♥

        Good 2 C U TyrenM :>) – –

        • TyrenM

          Um yeah. I don’t know who decided the other video was the “best ever…” projection much?

  • jds09

    Still thinking about PBO’s “fugitive slave” blast from earlier today. It’s a classic. lol

  • rikyrah

    Just finished watching the finale of Broadchurch…didn’t see it coming. Wow, it packed one helluva emotional punch.

    • itgurl_29

      Isn’t that show great?! I watched it all online about a month ago. I just could not wait for it all to air.

  • Miranda

    Boehner is completely impotent.

    Republican divisions force delay in Boehner’s debt strategy
    By Deirdre Walsh, CNN Senior Congressional Producer
    updated 9:38 PM EDT, Thu September 26, 2013

    Washington (CNN) — House Republican leaders were forced on Thursday to delay rolling out their bill to raise the nation’s debt limit, after conservatives complained the package failed to include deep enough budget cuts and significant changes to entitlement programs.

    Boehner signals GOP focus now on debt ceiling

    The setback comes as Speaker John Boehner prepares to wrestle with his conference over how to ultimately handle short term spending and the prospect of a government shutdown beginning on Tuesday, if Congress does not act to refill federal coffers.

    more here: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/26/politics/shutdown-showdown-house/index.html?on.cnn=1

    • rikyrah

      he is a drunken, incompetent clown

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda – —YA MEAN – - – -HIM??? – - -BWAHAHA! – -

      Ifff he can STAY –SOBER! LOL- -

  • rikyrah

    Kelly O’Donnell ✔

    @KellyO

    “Scandal” fans. Pres. Obama nominated TV show creator •Shonda Rhimes for Kennedy Center Board

    5:30 PM – 26 Sep 2013

    • crazycanuck

      Urg, I thought it was on tonight, forgot you said next Thursday. I rush home for nothing.

  • lamh36

    Yeah boyyy! Bowled 2 frames 20 pins over my average. The middle frame I bowled 3X MY AVERAGE!!!!

    • rikyrah

      yeah lamh!!

      I knew you’d get into this bowling thing..LOL

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY lamh36 — —***BIG — CONGRATULATORY – –HUG*** :>)

      —-YA MEAN – - -LIKE THIS??? – — Woo! Hoo! — -

      — -http://i717.photobucket.com/albums/ww173/prestonjjrtr/Smileys/bth_SmileyYouGoGirlCutie.gif —-***BIG fist bump*** :>)

      WE R PROUD of U. :>)- – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – — SPEAKIN’ of da -DEVIL!! —HAH! –

    http://www.harpfielddesign.com/images/Baseball%20-%20Strike%203.jpg – - – —HAH! — – -***fangers/eyes sooo CROSSED*** LOL

    – - -So much for keeping a low profile: George Zimmerman is pulled over for the THIRD time since he was acquitted – -

    —-George Zimmerman was pulled over by police for the third time since his acquittal, it emerged today.

    Zimmerman was stopped by Florida Highway Patrol troopers in Brevard County on August 19 just after 11am.

    He received a written warning for having an improper tag display on his Honda truck and was told the window’s excessive tint needed to be corrected.

    He told the trooper he installed it after he was acquitted because he had been receiving death threats.

    SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO
    Ohhhh —-THERE IS MORE — -BWAHAHA – -

    — COMMENT: – - –

    — -☺RandyJ, Dewitt,
    George, George, George-if you insist on being a tool, please go back to your shed.
    Seeee. . . LOL –

    JUSTICE 4 TRAYVON – –annnd –OTHERS –AMEN

    C’MONNNNN – -KARMA!! – - -

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – — -Ooooweeee! —THIS — -is – –FIERCE!! >) –

    – –Step Dancers Modeled The New Rick Owens Collection In Paris – –

    — – -Designer Rick Owens debuted his spring/summer 2014 collection in Paris today. In lieu of models, Owens called upon a team of step dancers to show off his clothing.

    – - –SNIP – - -

    And the fashion crowd went mostly wild with praise.
    THERE IS MORE — – — BEYOND CREATIVE! :>) -

  • GreenLadyHere