September 1, 2014

Thursday Afternoon Thread: Pic of the Day

President Barack Obama greets people in the audience after delivering the keynote address at the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies 18th Annual Gala Dinner in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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  • Miranda

    Emily Friedman‏@EmilyABC

    ABC News has learned that the Romney camp is reaching out to several of Romney’s old HS friends to ask them to offer “supporting remarks”

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

      Is “reaching out” code for “bribe”?

      • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

        You’re on it!!

    • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

      LOL!! Like what? Yes Mitt did it but he didn’t want to?

    • Alma98

      It too late! LOL

    • Daltex82

      $10,000 to any classmate that says what a great guy I was and that the long haired freak is a liar.

      Signed

      MittyMit campus cut-up!

      • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

        LOL!! Please make this one of the comments of the week.

      • lamh35

        “long haired freak WAS a liar”..

        He died in 2004 I believe and his sisters said she contintued to bleach his hair maybe as a way to fight back in his own way.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda- – - – — LOL.- —-REACHING OUT—-YA MEAN–

      LIKE THI$!!??—–LOL.

      He CAIN’T BUY THIS – -ELECTION!- —NO CAN DO! – -LOL

      • Alma98

        LOL!!

        • GreenLadyHere

          HEEY AlmA98 ***big hug** :>)

          –lol.- – - – -I KNOW–HUH! ??– – -It’s – — TEH -WILLARD-SPEAK!!- —LOL.

          Good 2 C U- –Alma98. :>)

          • Alma98

            HEY GLH! ***HUGS*** How you been?

          • GreenLadyHere

            Alma98- – –LIKE U- -my dear. :>)

            - — FIRED UP!!- – –Ready 2 move- -4-WARD!!

            - – -***fist bump*** :>)

    • rikyrah

      BWA HA HA HA

    • conlakappa

      45+ years after the fact? That’s really not a good look, Mittens.

      ::shakes Etch-a-Sketch::

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL – - -conlakappa! – - -Good 1. :>)

        – - -::shakes Etch-a-Sketch:: – - -:>)

  • aleth

    Black people are not a monopoly and No one owns them. Slavery is over. This goes for the left and right. We act in our best interest as its deemed individually.

    Collectively we vote democratic because it is more alligned with our view point and least likely to reinstate Jim Crow. Let’s be frank.

    It interesting that 52% of whites oppose same sex marriage, likewise 49% of latinos, yet the finger pointing is in our community. It appears we are invisible unless we are needed. It’s also interesting that our struggle are great for certain folks to push their own rights but not to feel sorry for Trayvon Martins.

    The call for equality should go to all PEOPLE’s and not one targeted group. Majority of people that look like BWD, Dan Savage, Andrew Sullivan vote against same sex marriage.. Where is the outrage?

    This issue provides insight into the way excuses are created by a vast majority of left for poor whites constantly voting against their interest. It is amazing that it seems accepted that folks who are not black are allowed and expected to discriminatory. It is an accepted fact that can be excused and rationalized. It is the same excuse used for poor folks in kentucky etc.

    I don’t mind black folk being the moral compass but hold everyone accountable. Do not label anyone.

    • crazycanuck

      I don’t even know how to respond to this, it’s so much win. I wish i can wrtie my thoughts down the way you do.

    • rikyrah

      nominee for Comment of the week

    • Gc

      Just me, but I have never met a homophobic AA. “religious whites. Yes. I knew a white woman whO would not go to a local restaurant
      / too many gay staff took her appetite away

      • conlakappa

        I have. Not in the predominating numbers as the MSM would have us believe. My huge family, including my 100-year-old grandmother, is not but my husband’s extended family is. Most are from NC but the ones with whom I got into a bitter argument are from this area [D.C.]. I’ll know how much traction any of this has if they’re talking about it at the family reunion, which is in July. The only other black homophobes I’ve known are friends of my mother. Again, we got into it but at least I had her there with me. I was shaken by the experience and haven’t wanted anything to do with them since then.

        • Aquagranny911

          I hear you! It’s an emotional issue with some Latinos, more among the older men than the women. Younger people are usually more accepting.

          • conlakappa

            And even older folks always knew that… cousin or whatever. A Miami Cuban friend and I have talked about it for years–her godfather is gay and has been with his partner forever. I cannot remember not knowing anyone LGBT. They were just there.

          • Aquagranny911

            Yeah they do but some really like to pretend they don’t. Sometimes my beloved people make me want smack them real hard, lol.

        • GreenLadyHere

          conlakappa. – — Thank U 4 sharin’. :>)

          – - –BLESS U. :>) STAND STRONG. :>)

    • GN

      If there was ever proof that this is hardly a post-racial environment, this is it. The first black PBO, known for moderation, incrementalism, and prioritizing results over media splashes, just took on a big political risk, pre-election, to advocate for same sex marriage in a country which is split down the middle on this issue. Black people, who have told ourselves that he can’t serve as civil rights commander in chief when it comes to splashy black issues, are hardly expected to abandon him despite the fact that the black community is the same as the country, i.e. split down the middle between people like me who favor GLBT marriage versus people who do not. The voters who ARE expected to react punitively are Republican values voters who have previous to this, been less enthused about Romney. And yet the story is about black homophobia. Seriously, why bother.

    • AxelFoley

      Early nominee for Comment of the Year.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – - -Jus’ received a memo from DK that they R collecting SIGNATURES
    on a THANK U CARD 4 Mr. PRESIDENT!!- —

    WHA’!!???- – - -YA MEAN 2 say that out of ALL that he has done in these 3+ years,- – - -THIS SOCIAL ISSUE RISES 2 such a level that a – –SPECIFIC- – -THANK U CARD is warranted.!???- — -Annnd NOT 4 the OTHERS??- –

    - — NO!.- — -THIS is NOT a – –SINGLE-ISSUE PRESIDENCY orr- – -ELECTION!!

    THANK U —MR. PRESIDENT 4- – -

    - – - –☻- BEING the GREATEST- — MOST AMBITIOUS- – -MOST- – -CAN DO
    – - – —–PRESIDENT in HISTORY.

    - — – ☻- –Saving the ECONOMY- — via the ARRA.
    - – — -☻- — The Lilly Ledbetter Act annd its provisions 4 – -EQUAK PAY 4 WOMEN.
    - – —- ☻- -the ACA- – -4 OUR HEALTH
    - —– -☻- -Making our AUTO INDUSTRY- — #1 –in the WORLD
    - – —–☻- -Being so WELL-RESPECTED- -INTERNATIONALLY- -that U R able 2 SUCCESSFULY- – -NEGOTIATE TRADE annnd OTHER AGREEMENT with OUR “friends” in other countries.
    - – — –☻- Securing us [annnd others] through the “elimination” of OSAMA BIN LADEN.

    - – —-☻- -Having a LOVELY- – -INTELLIGENT annnd CARING wife – –woh has a MAJOR AGENDA of her OWN: LET’S MOVE- – -SERVICE PERSONNEL/FAMILIES :>)

    - – - –☻- Wakin’ up erry day with- -PLANS 4 MAKIN’ OUR COUNTRY/WORLD- – - -A BETTER PLACE. :>) – -

    4 THESE THINGS- – - – -WE SAY- – —

    - – - – -Thank You- – - -AMEN.- – - – -RIHEP– -DEAR LADY♥

    • Bri

      He has done so much great stuff.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Bri. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        Ohhhh- — YES!!- –:>)- – — HE/SHE- – -both have – - -AMAZING- – -ENERGY!! :>)

        Annnd THEY – - -WORK- – -HARD> :>)

        Good 2 C U- –Bri. :>)

    • Gc

      Screw them :)

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY gc. ***BIG HUG** :>)

        LOL. Tell us how U REALLY feel! :>)

        Good 2 C U gc. :>)

    • conlakappa

      I think they are just being consistent with the DNC/the campaign. Every e-mail I’ve gotten from a Dem, from a State pol to Buford what’shisdingle on Team O has been about signing a note of thanks to/expressing pride in the President. Those mohfuhs aren’t known for being original.

      • GreenLadyHere

        conlakappa – - – -O.K. – — THANK U. I did get others. :>)

    • AxelFoley

      PBO has DONE more for gay rights than ALL PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS COMBINED, but it was not good enough for some on the Left until he SAID he was for gay marriage. Many of them on DKos fucking admitted that they were looking for affirmation from PBO, like he was their damn father or something.

      Man, fuck that. I’m sure Dr. King didn’t give a damn about getting affirmation from Kennedy or Johnson.

      I’m all glad they’re all chipper and shit now, but these fools should have been happy with what PBO has DONE so far, as opposed to wanting to hear him SAY something.

      Action (which PBO has done in spades) speak louder than words.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY AxelFoley. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – — ***fist bump*** – – - – -THIS — – ->Action (which PBO has done in spades) speak louder than words. – -

        I found an article that summarized his actions/efforts on behalf of the lgtb community. It was HUGE! :>)

        U should C it L8R. :>)

        Good 2 C U. :>)

  • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

    Love that picture. Looks like they’re greeting their homeboy.

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD AFTERNOON miranda- –***BIG HUG”” :>)

    - – – -LOL GR8 TAGS. – - –Draw that – –CONTRAST!! LOL.

    THAT PIC!!- — – BEYOND EXCITING!!- – -:>)

    - – - -OUR BELOVED- -INTERNATIONAL- – - -PRESIDENT- – - -bein’ SHOWERED WITH LOVE. :>)

    — — – Soo- – –WELL-DESERVED!! :>)

    Have a good day. :>)

    • crazycanuck

      Hey GLH, afternoon. I just noticed the tags lol.. Great pic. Now if I can just get my behind off my couch lol.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY crazycanuck. ***BIG HUG** :>)

        - – –LOL. ****fist bump*** :>) I KNOW–HUH! :>)

        - —How ’bout —THIS?—-when U “get up”. —–ENJOY!! :>)- -

        Have a good day. :>)

        • crazycanuck

          You know GLH,I think you have a mean streak lol.

          • GreenLadyHere

            crazycanuck- – -HUH?- – -LOL

            - -U ‘ONT like the ONIONS??- – –:>)

  • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

    Most people running for whatever office would say something like it happened fifty years ago when I was young and foolish and did a lot of stupid things. All I can do is sincerely apologize. Then you move on. You don’t reach out to try and get supporting remarks. That’s bush league and it makes you look like that even fifty years later you’ve got something to hide.

    This man is a pathological scatterbrained lying idiot.

    • Miranda

      Once again…..8am – at the morning staff meeting Plouffe told everybody there was a lot of work to do today, got a lot of research and compiling strategies and its gonna be a long hard day!

      Plouffe goes in his office turns on all the 3 flatscreens to CNN, MSNBC, Fox News

      By 9am he walks out of his office
      Ploufee: ummm, guys, nevermind.

  • rikyrah

    .President Obama, Michelle Obama Receive Highest Award In Homeless Veteran Advocacy

    For their determination to put an end to veterans living on the streets, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will receive the highest honor given to homeless advocates.

    The Obamas were chosen to get this year’s Jerald Washington Memorial Founders’ Award, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV), and Barack Obama is the first person — in history — to receive the award more than once.

    Barack Obama is tackling the issue with his “Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness,” an initiative that aims to end chronic and veteran homelessness by 2015. He’s working to meet this goal by mainstreaming housing, health, education and human service programs.

    On any given night last January, 67,495 homeless veterans were sleeping on the streets, a 56 percent decline since the president took office, according to the Annual Homelessness Assessment Report to Congress.

    “Under the leadership of President Obama, we are witnessing unprecedented national unity in the campaign to end and prevent veteran homelessness,” Patrick Ryan, Chairman of the NCHV Board of Directors, said in a press release. “The progress we have seen from the federal agencies, the Congress, the community partners NCHV represents, and the American people in just the last three years give rise to the expectation that this campaign will succeed.”

    Michelle Obama has been doing her part to address the range of issues veteran face, including homelessness, with the one-year-old initiative, Joining Forces, which she founded with Jill Biden.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/27/veteran-homelessness-barack-obama_n_1459433.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

    • Aquagranny911

      Someone we know was going to pay to have a wheel chair ramp put in so she could provide access to a small apartment she has for a wounded vet.

      When the guy who was to do the work found out what it was for, he got someone to donate the lumber & he did the work for free. Now, this once homeless vet has a home.

      This is community in action & it is inspired by the work that Obama’s & Bidens are doing for our vets.

  • crazycanuck

    Ok this is funny. Twitter rocks!

    Ann T Bush ‏ @AnnTBush
    Bristol Palin is a great example of trickle-down stupidity.

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

      *dead*

    • rikyrah

      o-u-c-h

  • GOVCHRIS1988
    • Alma98

      I loved when Rev said “we get a lawyer when we get arrested not a preacher”. LOL!!

  • crazycanuck

    BREAKING: CC is now leaving her couch lol

    • Alma98

      LOL! CC I wanted to ask about a show on HGTV that’s from Canada called Love It or List It. Because to me it seems fake and rehearsed.

      • Aquagranny911

        Most of HGTV’s stuff is fake, imo. Hubby and I get laughs from House Hunters when people reject a house because they don’t like the wall colors or some other stupid caca.

        We had way different concerns such as does the plumbing & heating work, can the kiddos walk to school safely, are there termites or bullet holes in the walls? Seriously, we looked at a house once that had bullet holes. Don’t know what happened there since we removed it from our list of preferred housing.

        • Town

          Actually a lot of people DO reject houses because of wall and floor colors, etc. They want the houses to be brand new, move in ready and will reject them if they aren’t.

          • Alma98

            I can’t stand the ones with 125,000 dollar budget but want a 250,000 house.

          • Aquagranny911

            Hard to believe. I guess they never heard of paint, rollers & DIY. Their best bet is to buy a brand new, never lived in house.

          • Town

            But see, they can’t afford a brand new house. But they want the used house they’re buying to look like a brand new house.

          • Aquagranny911

            Dumb because you have to pay more anyway but then what do I know? Our houses have been dumps we got a good price on & then we fixed them up our selves.

            You can do just about anything with patience & a good DIY book from the library.

        • MsKitty

          House Hunters and House Hunters International are so fake they shouldn’t even be classified as reality shows. With HH the buyers already have the house in escrow by the time they start filming, with the other 2 houses being decoys (the house that has little to no furniture is usually the one they bought).

          And on HHI the buyers are folks who most times moved to the foreign country years earlier; the show’s production company scours expatriate blogs for candidates. It’s hilarious reading some of these blogs about how the “buyers” were flown back to the US or UK to film their farewell scenes, and that their belongings had to be moved out so the house looked empty.

          • Alma98

            This is what I’m talking about, no matter what show it is its always 3 houses. The most fake to me is Property Brothers the houses always have problems. The one brother who says he’s a great real-estate agent sucks, the people always end up over paying for crappy houses.

          • Town

            What those shows do is they call up the real estate office and ask them if they have someone who’s going to close on the week of _________.

            Then they have an agent show them the 2 decoy houses while the buyers scrunch their faces up and look sad and then they pretend to fall in love with the house they have actually bought.

            (For extra drama, they’ll pretend to be torn between one of the decoy houses and the house they actually bought).

            Then they film the scene of them signing papers in the closing office.

            For payment, the buyers will get a piece of furniture paid for by HGTV/production company. But on the show they’ll claim a family member or friend bought ____ for them.

            The agent gets national TV exposure, so that’s their payment right there.

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

            HGTV has been getting kinda stingy with the “house warming gifts” on “My First Place”. Either they don’t give the buyer anything or they give them one piece of furniture, whereas in the beginning, they used to decorate an entire room.

          • Alma98

            I noticed that too I like was hey where the gifts at.

          • itgurl_29

            Yes. I read this blog called Design Mom and they were already living in France for a while when they got the call from House Hunters. House Hunters International is beyond fake. But I still love it.

          • Alma98

            HA! it’s on right now.

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

            Dang. Those are my two favorite shows on HGTV. I’ll never look at them the same again. I feel so..so..used. :-(

          • MsKitty

            It has its positives though. I usually DVR HH anyway, so by skipping the decoys I can now watch it in half the time. I like seeing the houses and neighborhoods in other countries, so I still watch HHI faithfully (except for the Caribbean episodes. You’ve seen one luxury beachfront property, you’ve seen them all.).

          • Alma98

            The show is Property Virgins. They replaced Sandra with an African American woman.

          • vulcan_girl

            I just watch for the houses. Do you ever watch My First Place? I think they’re doing a US version now, because Sandra’s not the host and she has no accent. Or I could be watching another show.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Ohhh. CC!- — LOL. ***HUGS*** :>)

    • Aquagranny911

      You crack me up!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- — BWAHAHA—-His PAST- – -is comin’ 2 HAUNT him–AGAIN!- –

    - –NICE JOB- – — -KARMA!!! - – - -LOL.

    – —Mitt Romney Outed As Anti-Gay High School Bully- – -

    - — – -Last year’s string of heartbreaking suicides by young members of the LGBT community who had been bullied by their classmates led hundreds of celebrities, sports teams, politicians and ordinary citizens to record “It Gets Better” videos. Even President Obama recorded one.

    - –One politician who has not: Mitt Romney, who has been relatively silent on the issue. This morning, a story in The Washington Post reveals that the presidential candidate engaged in bullying behavior during his days at a prestigious preparatory school in Michigan:

    John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasn’t having it.
    […]
    A few days later, Friedemann entered Stevens Hall off the school’s collegiate quad to find Romney marching out of his own room ahead of a prep school posse shouting about their plan to cut Lauber’s hair. Friedemann followed them to a nearby room where they came upon Lauber, tackled him and pinned him to the ground. As Lauber, his eyes filling with tears, screamed for help, Romney repeatedly clipped his hair with a pair of scissors.

    - – - — SKIP- — : “Back in high school, I did some dumb things and if anybody was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize for that…I don’t remember that incident,” Romney said, laughing. “I certainly don’t believe that I thought the fellow was homosexual. That was the furthest thing from our minds back in the 1960s, so that was not the case.”
    THERE IS MORE.- —- HAH!!

    • Aquagranny911

      “HAH!!” is right! I wonder if our brilliant Prez knew in advance this was going to leak, humm?

      The best part is SwissMitt Square Jeans amnesia on this incident. When he’s in the debates I wonder just how many times he will say:
      “That was last week I don’t remember saying that.”

      • Alma98

        You killing me with SwissMitt Square Jeans AG hahahaha.

        • Aquagranny911

          Hey, I do my best to be entertaining. If I can’t get some laughs I’ll go nuts before this campaign is over. Just think of Sponge Bob & then think of Mitty. It is funny.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Aquagranny911.- – –I ‘ON’T KNOW. :>) BUT- -KARMA – – –STR8 KNEW! LOL.—

        Keep on sayin’- – -CAIN’T til the-DEBATES. All Mr. President hasta do is
        STAND THERE. -

        —’CAUSE—-teh WILLARD will TAKE—–BOTH POSITIONS of an ISSUE!!!—LOL.

        • conlakappa

          More like he’ll take as many positions as possible on an issue…

          • GreenLadyHere

            HEEY conlakappa. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

            LOL. ***fist bump*** :>)

            Wonder iff he will – -EXCUSE himself – - -4 – - – -INTERRUPTIN’ HIMSELF!! – -LOL.

            Good 2 C U. :>)

          • conlakappa

            It’s either that or come up with ideas and stuff!

  • Miranda

    Dang Mitt…..your boyz don’t like you very much.

    Romney Friend Stu White Says Campaign Wants Him to Counter Prank Accusations

    One of Mitt Romney’s closest friends and a high school classmate has been asked by the Romney campaign to come out and offer “supporting remarks” in defense of the candidate following a Washington Post article that described pranks at the Cranbrook School in the 1960s that focused on a student who was “presumed” to be gay. Romney has denied that the pranks were targeted.

    Romney’s older brother Scott called White, asking him to act as a surrogate for Romney on their high school years.

    White, in an interview with ABC News, said that he is “still debating” whether he will help the campaign, remarking, “It’s been a long time since we’ve been pals.” While the Post reports White as having “long been bothered” by the haircutting incident,” he told ABC News he was not present for the prank, in which Romney is said to have forcefully cut a student’s long hair and was not aware of it until this year when he was contacted by the Washington Post.

    more here
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/romney-friend-stu-white-says-campaign-wants-him-to-counter-prank-accusations/
    ____________________________

    ummm, I dont think Stu is really “debating” whether or not to help Romney at all. LMAO The debate ended when he picked up the phone. LOL

    • rikyrah

      I would like to remind folks that when this happened Willard’s daddy was GOVERNOR OF MICHIGAN.

      Yeah, sure, this kid thought he’d get a break if he reported it.

      What color is the sky in your world if you actually believe this.

      But, it confirms everything I ever remotely believed about Willard.

  • Miranda

    LMAO………..hey, she TOLD his azz to move! he didnt wanna listen!

    Wife hits husband with SUV after argument over recalls

    A Chippewa Falls man who repeatedly tried to block his estranged wife from driving to the polls Tuesday was hospitalized with head, neck and back injuries when she struck him with her sport utility vehicle.

    Jeffrey Radle, a Gov. Scott Walker supporter, was on foot.
    Amanda Radle, a recall proponent, was in a Dodge Durango.

    The pair had been arguing early Tuesday afternoon over who she was going to vote for in the gubernatorial recall election primary, said Chippewa Falls Police Chief Wendy L. Stelter.

    “She was planning on voting for a certain candidate, and it wasn’t the candidate he wanted her to vote for,” Stelter said.
    When Amanda Radle, 30, attempted to pull out, Jeffrey Radle, 36, stood in front of her, according to a police department statement. She nudged him with the vehicle several times.

    Each time he would “retreat and re-establish his ground,” the release said. “At one point he climbed onto the hood.”
    When she finally attempted to drive around him, Jeffrey Radle jumped in front of the vehicle and was hit. Aman da Radle left the scene and went to the police department to report the incident, the release said.
    “These crazy liberal nuts are always pulling this crap,” said Radle’s brother, Mike Radle, describing himself and his brother as firm supporters of Walker, the subject of the recall.

    more here http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/wife-drives-into-chippewa-falls-man-after-vote-argument-ke5bdap-150697635.html

    • Alma98

      I forgot to tell y’all about this lol. You also see what kind of men these teabaggers are.

    • Aquagranny911

      ROTFL! Now, that is one determined woman voter! I hope she went to the polls before she went to the police Dept.

    • crazycanuck

      What part of get outta the way does he not understand lol

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda- – - -LOL.- – - -Guess she’s trynta RESIST that – — GOP- -WAR ON WIMMEN!.—HUH!?- – -

      - – -FIGHT ON!!- – -LOL.

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

      “I Am Woman! See Me Run Over Your Ass!”

  • Aquagranny911

    We had a terrible storm last night with high winds that partially uprooted a young fig tree. Hubby & I tried to shore it up & protect it. I don’t know if it will make it & I’m so bummed. It’s loaded with figs. This would have been it’s first year to have fruit.

    Well, that sure took my mind off politics for a while.

    • Alma98

      I feel for ya AG I bought a new peony bush and with the crazy weather here it looks like it’s dying. I’m doing what I can to save it.

      • Aquagranny911

        I love peonies. We can’t grow them here. I hope you can save it.

        • Alma98

          They’re so beautiful and had a couple of blooms on them too. I’ll know in a week or two if they make it.

      • crazycanuck

        Hey Alma, just came back in, dam it’s a bit nippy out there, I need to be told about these things before I leave my couch lol.

        Yeah I watch LIOLI, use to love it, but now it’s too much fake drama. I heard people already know what house they pic before, so yeah it’s fake lol. Why do they all want to stay in the same neighbourhood?

        • Alma98

          You can tell the show is fake the couple buying the house acting is horrendous. lol

  • rikyrah

    Classic Physical Comedy
    By Zandar May 10th, 2012

    And the Team Obama rope-a-dope of the Romney campaign into the Wingnut Event Horizon took just 100 hours or so from Joe Biden’s statement on Sunday.

    Ed Gillespie, senior adviser to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, told Chuck Todd on MSNBC’s Daily Rundown that the campaign would make President Obama’s support for marriage equality an issue this November and that Romney will actively push for a constitutional amendment to take away the right of states to voluntarily extend marriage equality to same-sex couples.
    Gillespie told Todd that same-sex marriage “will be another bright-line difference in this campaign.” He added that the GOP intends to campaign on the issue.

    In other words, Mr. Etch-A-Sketch here just got drawn all over by a giant Sharpie and the manic scrawl reads I AM A BIGOTED NUTJOB JUST LIKE THE REST OF THEM. Good luck with that pivot to “small government centrist” there, Mittastrophe.

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/05/10/classic-physical-comedy/

    • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

      Good grief. He’s going to go even further than places like Nebraska and Alabama. The dope walked right into the trap.

  • Miranda

    _____________________________________either the editor is a comic or ___ no, the editor HAD to know how this would play out

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politicsnorthwest/2018175580_gaymarriage.html

    • Alma98

      BWAHAHAHA! That is hilarious!

    • crazycanuck

      OMG priceless. They had to know

    • Alma98

      They changed the headline. lol

      • crazycanuck

        Oh come on lmao, you mean they didn’t know.

  • lamh35

    BWHAHAHA, Wait! BWAHAHAHA wait. Let me stop laughing before I can’t breath. OMG! This fat FUCK who been married 4 FUCKIN’ TIMES….says Obama is “waging a war on traditional marriage”….WTF! HAHAHAHAHAH

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/10/rush-limbaugh-obama-gay-marriage_n_1505798.html

    • conlakappa

      Hubby told me that Rudy G. was the R talking head on CBS This Morning about it today. Um, really? Could they find campaign surrogates who’ve been married just once? It might lend a little credibility.

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

        And preferably someone who wasn’t married to their cousin.

        • conlakappa

          Yeah, I was going to mention that too!

        • Miranda

          What?!?!??!?!

          • conlakappa

            The annulment in his track record was of the marriage to his first cousin. I think he was married to her when he started fooling around with Donna, most recent ex-wife. King of the overlapping relationship, this guy. Certainly a leading light of marital bliss and correctness.

    • rikyrah

      how come a man worth at least 100 million can’t keep a wife?

      well, think he’s more interested in what he finds on those Dominican Republic trips than any woman.

  • dannie22
  • dannie22

    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/226607-black-caucus-members-reject-gop-proposal-to-ease-voting-rights-act Article about GOP trying to get rid of section 5 of Voting Rights Act. Grateful for John Lewis

    • Bri

      It is sad that in 2012 we still have to and will always have to fight to keep our rights.

    • crazycanuck

      They are playing with fire.

    • Miranda

      The GOP sure is trying to make sure black folks understand how very insignificant same sex marriage is to their actual lives. What gives?

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

        Also too, if Black folks can’t vote, then we can’t help with SSM.

    • trose1

      So when the Voter ID petitions in OHio needed attention/signing, those screaming equal rights for all were hard to find.

    • rikyrah

      anyone have video of John Lewis..I know he was on fire

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY rikyrah. ***BIG HUG** :>)

        Please C REPLY 2 dannie22. :>) – –ON FI-YAH!! :>)

        Have a good day. :>)

      • dannie22

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY dannie22. ***BIG – -apologetic- – -HUG*** :>)

      I was soo o o—interrupted by “WORK” – -2-day – LOL – -that I di-ent C THIS. I’m sorry 4 the duplication. :>)

      BUT – - -I did find OUR BELOVED REP. WARRIOR – –ON FI-YAH!! – -

      Bonne journee – –mon amie♥ :>) – - -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – – –THEY needta – –TAKE a NUMBER annnd – – -STAND in LINE!!- — -RACIST- – -HATAS!!- – -

    - – – -POU FAM- -VOTER SUPPRESSION/Anti-Voter WATCH!- -

    - – -Rep. Paul Broun Tries To Defund Voting Rights Act- – - -

    - — – Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), the Georgia lawmaker who once described the Civil War as the “Great War of Yankee Aggression,” offered an amendment to a spending bill at 10pm last night that would have stripped the Department of Justice of its ability to enforce Second Five of the Voting Rights Act. Section Five requires certain areas with a history of race discrimination to “pre-clear” its voting policies with DOJ or a federal court in order to ensure that those laws do not target minority voters, and it was the basis for a few recent DOJ decisions to block voter ID laws.

    Fortunately, it soon became clear that Broun’s attack on voting rights lacked support after Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a hero of the Civil Rights Movement who still bears visible scars from when he was beaten by Alabama state troopers for marching in favor of voting rights, reminded the gathered lawmakers why we have a Voting Rights Act:

    It is hard, and difficult, and almost unbelievable that any Member — but especially a Member from the state of Georgia — would come and offer such amendment. There’s a long history in our country, especially in the 11 states that are old Confederacy — from Virginia to Texas — of discrimination based on race, on color. Maybe some of us need to study a little contemporary history dealing with the question of voting rights.
    THERE IS MORE.

    - – Ohhh —THANK U- —REP. JOHN LEWIS- – –4 CONTINUIN’ 2 B – –”IN DA STRUGGLE.”- – - – -YOUR- – -4-EVA- -HISTORICAL- WISDOM- – -is SOOO – –APPRECIATED!!- – –BLESS U. :>)

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

    White House Announces New Steps to Cut Red Tape, Eliminate Unnecessary Regulations

    Changes Expected to Help Save Businesses and Consumers Nearly $6 Billion

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as part of the Obama Administration’s unprecedented government-wide regulatory review, the White House announced five final rules that will save nearly $6 billion in the next five years by eliminating outdated requirements and unjustified costs. To ensure that the federal government continues this important work, the President also signed a new Executive Order today, making it a continuing obligation of our government to scrutinize rules on the books to see if they really make sense.

    Today’s announcements mark an important milestone in the ambitious regulatory “lookback” that President Obama ordered in 2011 to cut through unnecessary red tape while promoting economic growth and protecting public health, safety, welfare, and our environment.

    The President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) also issued a report today on the “lookback” progress to date, noting that agencies have identified over 500 reforms, just a small fraction of which will save more than $10 billion over the next five years.

    “Smart rules can save lives and keep us safe, but there are some regulations that don’t make sense and cost too much,” said President Obama. “We will remain vigilant when it comes to eliminating regulations that are not necessary or that impose unnecessary burdens on America’s families and businesses.”

    MORE: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/05/10/white-house-announces-new-steps-cut-red-tape-eliminate-unnecessary-regul

    • Miranda

      *Mitt’s economic team goes back to the drawing board*

  • lamh35

    GOP House Republicans voted to pass a bill that slash funding for a variety of other programs, including SNAP (food stamps), health care, Medicaid, CHIP, and even the Child Care Credit for lower-income families and regulation of the financial sector. (Dems all opposed) BUT HEY GAYS WANT TO GET MARRIED!!!!

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/2chambers/post/house-passes-bill-to-shield-pentagon-from-automatic-spending-cuts/2012/05/10/gIQAt0L6FU_blog.html

    • Alma98

      Hell check this out had you heard anything about this I know I haven’t. Perhaps someone will write a passionate plea on these people behalf.

      http://wonkette.com/472207/diebold-machines-lose-tens-of-thousands-of-votes-in-south-bronx-so-what-who-cares

      • conlakappa

        Wonderful use of a period photo. It might as well be 1962. /shudders

    • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

      Republicans fell for it again. They’re on record as wanting to destroy people’s lives. This is like what the third time. It’s DOA in the Senate but Dems get to hammer them unrelentingly. Nice.

      • Aquagranny911

        To use a tired cliche “rope a dope” seems to work every time.

  • Rhoda

    JP Morgan Chase announced $2 billion in losses over the last 6 weeks; with another $1 billion possibly coming today in a conference call at 5pm hosted by Jamie Dimon. Only Merrill Lynch’s 16 billion loss in 2008 when Bank of America acquired it at the height of the crisis is larger I read at Felix Salmon’s blog at Reuters.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304070304577396511420792008.html

    J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. has taken $2 billion in trading losses in the past six weeks and could face an additional $1 billion in second-quarter losses due to market volatility, Chief Executive James Dimon said Thursday in a hastily arranged conference call after U.S. markets closed.

    The losses stemmed from derivatives bets gone wrong in the bank’s Chief Investment Office, which manages risk for the New York company. The Wall Street Journal reported last month that large bets—by a London-based trader named Bruno Michel Iksil—being made in that office had roiled a sector of the debt markets.

    The loss is a black eye for the bank, which sailed through the financial crisis in better shape than many of its peers, and for Mr. Dimon, who was deemed King of Wall Street during the financial crisis. It comes at a time when large banks are fighting efforts by regulators to rein in risky trading with measures such as the so-called Volcker rule. J.P. Morgan, the U.S.’s largest bank by assets, said in its quarterly regulatory filing that a plan it has been using to hedge risks “has proven to be riskier, more volatile and less effective as an economic hedge than the firm previously believed.”

    • Miranda

      Karma circling over Jamie Dimon’s head, just waiting.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — – -A RE-POST showin’ – — OUR BELOVED REP. JOHN LEWIS: – — – -BLESS HIM. :>) – - -ON FI-YAH!! :>)

    – -John Lewis objects, and Paul Broun backs away from attempt to gut Voting Rights Act – -

    – — -My AJC colleague Daniel Malloy in Washington sends this report of a confrontation between two Georgia members of Congress that you may not have heard about:

    Around 10 p.m. last night, as House debate over a contentious spending bill stretched on, Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, approached with an amendment to end all funding for U.S. Department of Justice enforcement of Section Five of the Voting Rights Act.

    This is the provision that requires states like Georgia to submit new election laws – last year’s statewide redistricting, for instance — for federal approval to ensure against disenfranchisement of minorities.

    – - – -BUT — -THEN —the – - -”POLITICAL SAAAAA-LAP!!” – — LOL – -
    This did not sit well with Rep. John Lewis, D-Atlanta – a bona fide civil rights hero who was beaten during the Freedom Rides and marched with Martin Luther King Jr. He arrived minutes later to give a rousing speech and a rare slap at a fellow member of the Georgia delegation.
    – -

    – -[TAKE a STADIUM-FULL of SEATS — -Broun!! – -LOL – -LOL!! –

    – - -U! – - – –GOT! – — -GOT!! – - -HAH! – -

  • lamh35

    OML. WTH does this dude even realize how stupid this sounds??? So what water skiing is less bougie than golfing???

    Mitt Romney, Completely and Utterly Imploding as a Human Being, Challenges Obama to Water-Ski Competition

    • vulcan_girl

      Mitt’s getting ready to jump the shark, yo!

      • Miranda

        ROFLMAO

    • rikyrah

      This isn’t a headline from The Onion?

    • Aquagranny911

      This is a joke? No, probably not. Besides PBO would wipe the Swissmitt Square Jeans OUT!

      • Alma98

        LOL! You’re killing me, thanks for making me laugh AG.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - -HERE R SOME DETAILS – - — of the DOJ on —teh –RACIST -SHERIFF – - -

    – - -Ten Most Disturbing Anti-Latino Practices Described By DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Sherriff Joe Arpaio – - – -

    – — – –Earlier today, the Department of Justice filed a formal legal complaint against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) alleging widespread constitutional violations and lawless mistreatment of Latinos. According to the complaint, Arpaio and his staff engaged in widespread, violent and demeaning mistreatment of Latino residents of Maricopa County, often targeting individuals solely because of their race:

    Forcing Women To Sleep In Their Own Menstrual Blood: In Arpaio’s jails, “female Latino LEP prisoners have been denied basic sanitary items. In some instances, female Latino LEP prisoners have been forced to remain with sheets or pants soiled from menstruation because of MCSO’s failure to ensure that detention officers provide language assistance in such circumstances.”
    Assaulting Pregnant Women: “[A]n MCSO officer stopped a Latina woman – a citizen of the United States and five months pregnant at the time – as she pulled into her driveway. After she exited her car, the officer then insisted that she sit on the hood of the car. When she refused, the officer grabbed her arms, pulled them behind her back, and slammed her, stomach first, into the vehicle three times. He then dragged her to the patrol car and shoved her into the backseat. He left her in the patrol car for approximately 30 minutes without air conditioning. The MCSO officer ultimately issued a citation for failure to provide identification.”

    THERE R MORE.

    – - -Ohhh — -IT’S SOOO ON!! — -HAH! :>)

    • Aquagranny911

      Hugs, GLH. This evil monster is going down! What you shared here is only a small part of it. There is way more. Thank you, DOJ & Justice Holder!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Aquagranny911 – - –***fist bump*** on the D-O-W-N!!

        LOL. I’ll await your UPDATES 2. :>)

    • rikyrah

      I’ve been patiently waiting for the day that Sherriff Joe is outfitted for an orange jumpsuit and shackles.

      I do believe my patience will be rewarded

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – - – - -POU FAM VOTER SUPPRESSION/Anti-Voter WATCH. – - -

    The NAACP is – –MOVIN’ –FORWARD!! – — Woo! Ho! – - –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – - — DOUBLE -on THIS —with a -WHITE -”SIDE EYE!!”

    ——–Time Cover Shows Mom Breastfeeding 3-Year-Oldb> -

    ——–Shocking or no big deal? A woman breastfeeding her 3-year-old son is the cover photo of this week’s Time magazine for a story on “attachment parenting,” and reactions ranged from applause to cringing to shrugs.

    The photo showed Jamie Lynne Grumet, 26, a stay-at-home mom in Los Angeles who says her mother breastfed her until she was 6 years old. She told the magazine in an interview that she’s given up reasoning with strangers who see her son nursing and threaten “to call social services on me or that it’s child molestation.”

    “People have to realize this is biologically normal,” she said, adding, “The more people see it, the more it’ll become normal in our culture. That’s what I’m hoping. I want people to see it.”
    HERE S MORE.

    -Ummm -I have NO WORDS –rat now. ——

    • Alma98

      Must be losing subscriptions.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL – - -Alma98. – - -Seeeee. . . . . LOL.

        – –U bad!! LOL.

    • Aquagranny911

      Nursing a child that long is NOT “biologically normal” & I say this as a proud member of La Leche League & a mother who nursed all four of her children.

      The woman is a cracked pot. Doesn’t Time have anything better to write about?

      • conlakappa

        It was about time for another skirmish in the Mommy Wars.

        • Aquagranny911

          “Mommy Wars” my ass! This is sick BS! The only reason to prolong nursing to this age is if you have an ill or disabled child who might need the protection of a mother’s immunities or the comfort.

          WHO does advise mothers in some countries to give breast milk to their older children when there is a disease outbreak. Never saw that posted in the US.

          This woman has a major screw loose!

      • GreenLadyHere

        Aquagranny911. LOL – - -THOSE R the WORDS. :>)

        ***fist bump*** – -LOL.

    • TheShyLurker

      I wasn’t gonna comment at first because, personally, think women should at least cover up. But when the kid is old enough to unbutton the blouse, unfasten the bra then whip out a boob….eh….it’s waaaaaaaay past time to ween the kid off, don’t ya think?

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Shylurker. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – — BWAHAHAHA!!! – - – -Seeeee. . . . .LOL

        At this point – –IT IS INCEST!!. – –She should B arrested –4 CHILD ABUSE!! – - -SHE IS SICK!! – - -I feel sorry 4 that child. THAT will come back 2 haunt him. SADLY.

        Good 2 C U – -Shylurker. :>)

    • crazycanuck

      Oh that is just Ewww. What is wrong with that woman?

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL. crazycanuck. – –I KNOW -HUH?? – –Eeeeewwwww —
        – -CRIMINALLY -SPEAKING!! –

  • lamh35

    hmm, well this story will have legs at least until the Sunday shows. Only 2 stories big enough to talk about…”Obama endorses SSM” and “Romney was an anti-gay bully at teen”

    “Assault And Battery” By “A Pack Of Dogs”

    …“It’s a haunting memory. I think it was for everybody that spoke up about it… because when you see somebody who is simply different taken down that way and is terrified and you see that look in their eye you never forget it. And that was what we all walked away with,” said Phillip Maxwell, who is now an attorney and still considers Romney an old friend.

    “I saw it with my own eyes,” said Maxwell, of the anecdote first reported by the Washington Post. Maxwell said Romney held the scissors helping to cut the hair of a student, John Lauber, who was presumed to be gay and who had long hair. “It was a hack job… clumps of hair taken off.” Maxwell said he held the boy’s arm and leg, describing he and his friends as a “pack of dogs.”

    Asked if Lauber was targeted because he was gay, as reported by the Post, Maxwell said, “We didn’t know that word in those days… but there were other words that were used. We weren’t ignorant, we just didn’t use the current names for things.” …

    “This was bullying supreme,” he said…

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — – - -WHEW! ***wiping brow*** :>)

    I wanted 2 post this info by collectin’ it from WHdotgov. :>)

    – -Sooo I was happy 2 find this :>) – - -THANK U – -:>)

    – - —The President’s LGBT Successes – –

    – - – -The president’s remarks yesterday on same-sex marriage are absolutely welcome, but not entirely surprising, given his record so far. Even Greenwald gave ample credit where credit is due:

    President Obama today became the first American president to endorse same-sex marriage, telling ABC News‘s Robin Roberts: “it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” His record on LGBT equality has not been perfect, but it is one area where he has been quite impressive. He engineered the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. His Justice Department is refusing to defend the constitutionality of DOMA in court, a very unusual step. He has ushered in a series of important federal spousal benefits for gay employees of the federal government. And now, for the first time, the office of the American President is officially supporting a policy that a mere decade ago was deemed truly radical: same-sex marriage. Those are real achievements. And, as virtually all polls reflect – underscored by last night’s landslide defeat for marriage equality in North Carolina — they carry genuine political risk. He deserves credit for his actions in this civil rights realm.

    More…

    -President Obama signs the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law — the first federal civil rights legislation to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”
    THERE IS MORE.

    – - -NOW – —here’s my QUESTION – - –IFF annnnd WHEN ANY of this –FACTUAL INFORMATION is – - -REPEATED [especially by MR. PRESIDENT] – - – -

    – –Will HE B accused of – - – –

    – –SPIKING THE BALL –IN THE – –ENDZONE!???? – - – –LOL.

    – - – -Jus’ AXIN’. . . . . . . LOL.

  • crazycanuck

    OMG, Scandal and POI. Best shows on the tube.

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

      I totally agree!!!

    • rikyrah

      they absolutely ROCK, cc

  • nellcote

    If Bristol Palin’s on twitter, y’all might want to kick her ass over this bull shit about Sasha and Malia…

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/bristolpalin/2012/05/hail-to-the-chiefs-malia-and-sasha-obama/

    “So let me get this straight – it’s a problem if my mom listened too much to my dad, but it’s a heroic act if the President made a massive change in a policy position that could affect the entire nation after consulting with his teenage daughters?

    While it’s great to listen to your kids’ ideas, there’s also a time when dads simply need to be dads. In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.

    In this situation, it was the other way around. I guess we can be glad that Malia and Sasha aren’t younger, or perhaps today’s press conference might have been about appointing Dora the Explorer as Attorney General because of her success in stopping Swiper the Fox.

    Sometimes dads should lead their family in the right ways of thinking. In this case, it would’ve been nice if the President would’ve been an actual leader and helped shape their thoughts instead of merely reflecting what many teenagers think after one too many episodes of Glee.”

    • Aquagranny911

      Bristol Palin has no business trying to preach to our Prez or his beautiful girls. I read she already got shot down on Twitter & blogs. She’s so YESTERDAY.

      Don’t give her any attention. She’s like lint in the dryer. Do you want to save it?

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – -[Apologies iff a dup] – - -

    – - – -Biden Apologized to Obama on Gay Marriage
    White House: VP said he didn’t mean to overstep boundaries
    – - -

    – - – -Skeptics may think Joe Biden’s public comments on gay marriage were carefully orchestrated, but the White House insists it was just Joe being Joe. In fact, Biden apologized to the president the first time the two spoke afterward, reports the New York Times and Washington Post. (Both cite anonymous administration officials.) The apology came yesterday morning, hours before Obama offered his own public support for same-sex marriage.

    – -Biden reportedly told the president that he didn’t intend to force Obama’s hand on the matter. In the Post’s telling, Obama responded that he had no hard feelings because Biden gave an honest and heartfelt response to a question. In his subsequent ABC interview,
    THERE IS MORE.

    — —Guess THIS is a – –”WE A’IGHT” moment! :>) – - –

  • GreenLadyHere

    – - -G’NIGHT POU FAM. :>) WISHIN’ U BLESSED SWEET DREAMS ♥ –♥ :>) — –

    – - – - – -CONTINUE 2 PRAY 4: – - – -MR. PRESIDENT/FIRST LADY – - the ECONOMY/PEOPLE – – - —

    — – -UNTIL THE MORNTIN LIGHT♥ :>) – - -