September 3, 2014

Thursday Afternoon Thread: Ray Charles Week

What’d I Say

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Come Back Baby

I Can’t Stop Loving You

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  • Miranda

    JOBLESS CLAIMS NEAR POST-RECESSION LOW
    ROB WILE MAR. 27, 2014, 8:30 AM 894 8

    The U.S. Department of Labor says jobless claims fell to 311,000 last week.

    Consensus was for a slight increase to 323,000 from a revised 321,000.

    The 4-week moving average was 317,750, a decrease of 9,500 from the previous week’s revised average of 327,250. The post-recession low is 315,000.

    “This is consistent with our expectation that the separation side of the labor market will continue to improve in 2014,” Barclays said.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/initial-jobless-claims-march-27-2014-2014-3#ixzz2xBuWv0Ne

  • jziglar

    I love how the NY times and the GOP shills (Morning Murderer & Co.) in the media are going to trot out the same bullshit from a year ago about the President not having personal relationships with other world leaders.

    It’s like they can’t even come up with new bullshit, they have to recycle crap that is demonstrably false, and they can never provide any evidence except some “anonymous” sources that are nothing more than them hating on the President.

    So I guess David Cameron is not a friend. I recall the media and Romney being pissed about the bromance going on during the state visit in 2012. I can go on and on about other close relationships.

  • GreenLadyHere

    - –GOOD AFTERNOON -Miranda♥/POU FAM♥ —***BIG HUG*** :>) –IMMA Jus’ TAKE a COPY of That PIC. —LOL – –

    – — -THANK U 4 THIS SPECIAL WEEK –With This SPECIAL “SOUL/BLUES/COUNTRY/ETC/ MAN” —:>)

    - – - -☺ENJOY♥ – - -http://thenoshlife.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/photo-5.jpg

    – - ——- – -☺http://thescrumptiouspumpkin.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Mango-Peach-Iced-Tea.jpg

    - – -B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥- –:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – –THIS: EVIL/VILE – - -IGNANT – - -RACIST – DISRESPECTFUL–STOOPID –PHOOL!! – –
    – —Rand Paul Shows No Respect To Either President Obama Or Pope Francis With Tasteless Tweet – –
    — – —This week, President Obama is in Europe, meeting with various European leaders and dignitaries. Earlier in the week, he met with the G-7 leaders and also made a speech at Brussels.
    On Thursday, the President met with Pope Francis and also had a joint conference with Italy’s president. While President Obama was speaking with the Pope, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) sent the following tweet.

    - -
    There are a number of things wrong with Sen. Paul sending out this tweet on Thursday. First off, it is just the utter lack of respect he has for our nation’s leader while he is out of the country meeting with international leaders. That lack of respect also extended to Pope Francis, as he made sure to direct the tweet at him as well. It is one thing to have ideological and philosophical differences with your President. It is another thing altogether to undermine him while he is out of the country, and try to bring someone else in that effort.

    Second, what does it say about Paul’s level of maturity? Remember, this man is setting up a Presidential run in 2016. He wants to be seen as the leader of the free world. Yet, he is going to send out a disrespectful tweet like this, all in a ploy to get some Snowden fanboys and Obama haters to retweet him? Is this really someone you want sitting in the Oval Office? Someone with the mindset of your everyday Yahoo News commenter?

    Finally, what does this say about Paul’s ego? Basically, he feels the need to insert himself into the spotlight during something that has nothing to do with him?

    - – –THERE IS MORE – — -

    Annnd people will vote 4 him — –☺http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_me9fhgxB8F1r5bsdr.gif

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – -ACA POSITIVITY♥- -WII! HOO! :>)

    - – - — ☺@WhiteHouse
    BREAKING: More than 6 million people have signed up for private health plans. #GetCoveredNow: http://hc.gov/6sbuSw pic.twitter.com/1Zn5kmhUw4

    – – –☺http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Barack-Obama-Clapping-in-Front-of-American-Flags.gif
    – - -THANK U – –MR. PRESIDENT♥ – –:>)-

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —-ANOTHER 2 CELEBRANTS♥ –
    – - – - — – - – - – - – - – - – - –ACA POSITIVITY♥ –Woo! Hoo!
    – –☺@Sebelius
    6 million isn’t just a number—this is about changing lives and health care for the better. #GetCoveredNow pic.twitter.com/tV6bLTnYzC

    – - – -☺@PressSec

    BREAKING: More than 6 million sign up for ACA plans. Outraged, critics look for new reasons to oppose people getting covered.- – -LOL

  • rikyrah

    this is what I believe…

    If you are going to betray the public trust and be a crook…

    you best not sell out for pennies on the dollar.

    ………………………………………………………………………………..

    The Indictment Against Leland Yee Puts “The Wire’s” Clay Davis to Shame
    Scott Lucas | Photo: Courtesy Wall Street Journal | March 26, 2014

    Sheeeeeeeeeit, partner.

    If you thought the charges against Leland Yee would be bad, you had no idea. As in, he offered to set up an arms deal with Islamic rebels for $2 million in cash. As in, he has ties to a gangster named Shrimp Boy. As in, he makes corrupt state senator Clay Davis from The Wire look like George Washington. You can read the whole affidavit here, but it’s really, really long, so we’ve gone ahead and pulled out the highlights. The allegations (and for now they are only that—allegations) are cinematic, staggering, and remarkable in their scope.

    Here they are, in descending order of sheeeeeeeeeeeit:

    Yee told an FBI agent to give him a shopping list of guns:
    Yee could arrange from some serious firepower:
    Yee took personal responsibility for delivering the weapons:
    Yee masterminded a complex scheme to import illegal weapons:
    Yee had connection with Filipino rebel groups:
    Including Muslim terrorists:
    In specific the Moro Islamic Liberation Front:
    Yee allegedly wasn’t making up the identity of his arms dealer
    And, Russian arms dealers:
    Yee took envelopes full of cash to influence marijuana policy
    and a lot more at the link

    http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/the-indictment-against-leland-yee-puts-the-wires-clay-davis-shame

    • MsKitty

      Here they are, in descending order of sheeeeeeeeeeeit:

      Okay, I’m officially done. And of course I had to dig out this classic scene (1:56 kills me dead every time).

      • rikyrah

        LOL
        I went to youtube too to get me some Clay Davis….

      • isonprize

        What the fcuk just happened?

        Whatever it was, they don’t teach it in law school…

        BOOM!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - –ACA POSITIVITY♥ =–SPREADING the WORD♥ :>)

    ACA enrollment tops 6 million-

    - – - —The expectation all along was that health care enrollment through the Affordable Care Act would spike shortly before the March 31 deadline. As of this afternoon, those expectations are very much in line with reality.
    More than 6 million people have signed up for health insurance on the new exchanges, a number that signals a tremendous last-minute surge, the White House said Thursday.

    President Barack Obama told volunteers and navigators helping
    sign people up that 1.5 million people visited HealthCare.gov on
    Wednesday – the highest-traffic day yet. Officials have said they logged more than a million visits each day so far this week.

    Remember, this total only refers to consumers who’ve signed
    up for private coverage through exchange marketplaces. It doesn’t
    include Americans who’ve gained coverage through Medicaid expansion. For that matter, clearing the 6-million milestone is an important threshold, but there’s still time remaining in the open-enrollment period and it’s not unrealistic to think we’ll see 6.2 million by next week.

    READ ON —With JOY!! —–:>)

    —OH –that WAILIN’ in the background — -☺http://iambrony.steeph.tp-radio.de/mlp/gif/256234__UNOPT__safe_lyra_haters-gonna-hate.gif.gif

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – -MULTI-Tasking: – - -MR. PRESIDENT♥ – -:>)

    – —☺Barack Obama
    ‏@BarackObama
    Six million Americans and counting. #GetCoveredNow pic.twitter.com/rRCwhqTowg

    - —☺http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Barack-Obama-Clapping-in-Front-of-American-Flags.gif
    - – —YES! SIR♥ — -U! DID! —THIS! :>) – -THANK U♥ –:>)

  • jziglar

    Well we can expect the media to not report on the ACA numbers that much. They might mention it one time on every program and then switch over to coverage of the plane incident, or some other nonsense.

  • rikyrah

  • rikyrah

    BREAKING: Obamacare Enrollment Tops 6 Million

    By Tara Culp-Ressler on March 27, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    On Thursday, President Obama announced on a call with volunteers that the number of Americans who have enrolled in health insurance plans under Obamacare has hit six million.

    With several days left to go before open enrollment ends on March 31, the administration has met its target. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that Obamacare enrollment would hit six million by the end of its enrollment period. Although the CBO initially projected a seven million enrollment figure, that number was revised down after technological issues plagued the insurance marketplaces’ websites this past fall.

    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/03/27/3420001/breaking-obamacare-enrollment-tops-six-million/

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia
    • Alma98

      I saw that, too little too late.
      I believe he meant every word.

    • MsKitty

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia♥ – - – –LOL — -He done HEARD –THEIR —TWEET! —TWEETS! – –☺http://awesomelyluvvie.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Brown-Twitter-Birds-Inny-Vinny.jpg

      THEY done SHOWED WHAT a REAL –”SLAM DUNK” looks like. :>)- -LOL – –

    • Miranda

      Hold up…..let us again look at what he said in that interview when asked about the Heat’s photo in tribute to Trayvon:

      I won’t react to something just because I’m supposed to, because I’m an African-American. That argument doesn’t make any sense to me. So we want to advance as a society and a culture, but, say, if something happens to an African-American we immediately come to his defense? Yet you want to talk about how far we’ve progressed as a society? Well, we’ve progressed as a society, then don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American. You sit and you listen to the facts just like you would in any other situation, right? So I won’t assert myself.

      —————–
      “don’t jump to somebody’s defense just because they’re African-American”….who is “somebody” Kobe? who are you referring to as being defended just because they are African-American? Keep on digging.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — -Uhhh —Look WHO’s “muggin” 4 the HEADLINES – —-***smh*** –

    – - – -Congressional Black Caucus takes #blackmenenroll message to social media- – -

    – - – - -With the deadline for Americans to register for Obamacare fast approaching, members of the Congressional Black Caucus are using social media to get the message out.

    Several lawmakers recently posed for photos holding signs which read: #blackmenenroll.
    SKIP the NEGATIVITY!
    – –Uhh —WHERE have SOME of THEM BEEN 4 the LAST 5 YEARS??? – —

    • Alma98

      They’re always on cpt time GLH. The only reason they’re doing this is because it’s an election year.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Alma – - –***UP —-HIGH***http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2012/131/d/5/strawberry_awesome_high_five___gif_by_hnrat-d4ze9e5.gif- — —WE KNOW! – –***sigh***

      • TresL

        …and because they want to take credit for PBO’s success.

        • Alma98

          yep

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – - –$ENATE UPDATE: — –:>)

    — – Senate advances unemployment bill

    The Senate voted 65-34 Thursday to advance legislation that would restore federal unemployment benefits.
    The test vote, which drew the support of 10 Republicans, likely clears the way for passage of legislation that would extend a federal unemployment insurance (UI) program for five months.

    BUT!! — -> – -Action in the House appears unlikely, however, as Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said he wouldn’t consider the Senate deal because it doesn’t include job-creating measures.

    The Senate ended debate on the motion to proceed to H.R. 3979, the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act, which will be used as the legislative vehicle for the jobless aid proposal.

    The Republicans who voted in favor of advancing the bill were: Sens. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Dan Coats (Ind.),Susan Collins (Maine), Dean Heller (Nev.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rob Portman (Ohio), Pat Toomey (Pa.), Bob Corker (Tenn.) and Mark Kirk (Ill.).
    THERE IS MORE — – —WATCHIN’. . . .

  • Miranda

    LOL

    White House Delights In Taunting Republicans Who Mocked Early Obamacare Numbers

    TOM KLUDT – MARCH 27, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT1943

    Twitter offers a delightfully easy way for anyone to indulge in some schadenfreude. If someone makes an observation or prediction that’s ultimately proven to be embarrassingly wrong, that unfortunate tweeter may well discover that his adversaries have long memories. Call it the belated retweet.

    Liberals relished it after the 2012 election, pulling up months-old tweets from conservatives who mocked polls and confidently predicted doom for President Obama.

    But White House spokesman Jesse Lee might have set a new bar for the practice on Thursday, after the Obama administration announced that six million Americans have signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.

    Take a look at Lee’s Twitter feed and it becomes clear that the administration kept tabs on critics who seemed to revel in Obamacare’s low enrollment numbers back in the fall.

    more here: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/white-house-mocks-conservatives-obamacare-enrollment

    • goldenstar

      LOL. #stadiumsprofootbal. Better than #bindersfullofwomen

      • TyrenM

        Speaking of binders full of women… how’s my dude Axel?

  • creolechild

    2014 Essence Festival reveals night-by-night schedule, puts single day tickets on sale

    The 2014 Essence Festival has revealed its night-by-night roster. Among other details, Prince will headline the 20th anniversary festival’s opening night, July 4, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Known for especially long sets, he is the only act listed for the main stage that night, along with “special guest performers.”[....]

    Read more: http://www.nola.com/essencefest/index.ssf/2014/03/2014_essence_festival_reveals.html#incart_m-rpt-2

    H/T Keith Spera

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — —GLOATN’ Time. . — – -

    – –12 Times Republicans Claimed Nobody Would Sign Up For Obamacare- – - —1 DOZEN –WRONGS!! – -LOL-

    — – –President Obama’s announcement on Thursday that six million people signed-up for coverage through the Affordable Care Act — meeting and exceeding the administration’s deadline days before the March 31st enrollment period — undermines critics who seized on the law’s troubled early rollout to predict that measure could never attract enough Americans to succeed. Below are some of the worst predictions after the administration published the first enrollment figures in November of 2013:

    1. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)

    “Above all, this report is a symbol of the failure of the President’s health care law… It is a rolling calamity that must be scrapped. [CNN]

    2. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA)

    “Pretty stunning…Just another day in a series of mess-ups in Obamacare.”

    3. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
    —READ ON- – -LAFF ON — –LOL

    - – - –☺http://cdn.niketalk.com/d/d9/d92f9ca4_js1.gif

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –TWEETIN’ —the LUV♥ — -:>)

    — – –☺@Kahsai
    Si’ Italia vuole bene Il Presidente Obama…(Yes Italy Loves PBO)
    Don’t let US Media fool ya:-)
    pic.twitter.com/hZT2VwW4ei

    – - –☺http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/c9/18/66/c918668bc6edad8c57e9c9f8154c72bf.jpg

    • MsKitty

      They do too. When I went to Rome 3 years ago when people heard my accent, first question “American?” When I answered yes more often than not their next response was something along the lines of “I like Obama, he’s a good man.” A far cry from when I went to Paris in November 2004 and people looked like they wanted to throw me in the Seine when they realized a Yankee was in their midst.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY MsKitty. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>)—
        THANK U 4 the F’REALZ. :>)
        — -I heard the same thing from some students [from Italy] who kept starin’ @ me annnd axin’ —ifff I was RELATED 2 MR. PRESIDENT. :>)
        —THEY were 2 cute. :>)

        Good 2 C U MsKitty. :>) –B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥

      • edp4bho

        I went to Rome in 2002 and heard “Americans”. I didn’t feel that person would have welcomed me….LOL! But most all were friendly. I am, after all, AA so they likely figured I would not have voted for Sparky (that’s Bush).

  • creolechild

    The Next Domino’s To Fall: Pizza Chain Will Pay A Half-Million Dollars Over Stolen Wages

    Drivers and pizza cooks will share a $448,000 payout from 23 Domino’s Pizza franchise owners around New York state under a
    settlement announced Thursday by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.[....] In February, a Domino’s franchise in New York City struck a $1.28 million settlement with 61 delivery drivers who made similar charges.[....]

    Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/03/27/3419848/dominos-wage-theft-momentum/

    H/T Alan Pyke

    • Alma98

      heehee

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY creolechild. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>) – - -
      – - — -THIS: — ->Official complaints about wage theft are up 400 percent since the turn of the century. Employers steal more money from their workers each year than what criminals net from every store holdup and bank heist combined, according to one study. – - –WHOA!!! – - –

      Sooo happy 4the employees. — -***tears/SMILES**** – –THEY will B better able 2 care 4 their FAMILIES. :>) -
      –ESPECIALLY – –the CHILDREN.:>)

      Good 2 C U creolechild. :>) B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥- –

      • creolechild

        Hey GLH, (big hug), I’m happy for them too.

        • GreenLadyHere

          creolechild — I luv your “human interest” posts. — -Sooo sensitive. :>) Thank U. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – — -LOL – - –He’s GOT da Jokes – –With TRUTH!! :>)

    — – –☺@adept2u[THANK U♥] -:>)
    Buy us all a 3 million dollar diamond Kobe, we’ll take you back #not #sucker

  • creolechild

    This new contract means the U.S. is finally really getting high-speed rail

    [....] Beating out U.S. bids from Caterpillar and GE, Siemens won a $226 million contract to deliver 32 diesel-electric trains as soon as autumn 2016. The trains will be used on routes Amtrak is planning in California, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington. (Illinois in particular is working on its Chicago­–St. Louis line, with max speeds of 110 mph, according to the AP.)

    If all goes well, Siemens could build another 225 trains for the U.S.[....] Said Michael Cahill, president of Siemens Rail System in the U.S., “These state-of-the-art, energy efficient locomotives will be built in America using renewable energy and will provide a cleaner, safer and faster means of transportation for rail passengers.”

    Read more: http://grist.org/list/this-new-contract-means-the-u-s-is-finally-really-getting-high-speed-rail/

    H/T Holly Richmond

    • TyrenM

      Get rid of Alma’s Governor and we could have Minneapolis to Chicago HS rail!

      • goldenstar

        YASSS.

  • creolechild

    25 firms to cut use of drugs in meat

    [....] Citing a potential threat to public health, the agency in December asked 26 companies to voluntarily stop labeling drugs important for treating human infection as acceptable for use in animal production.[..] The companies will either withdraw the drugs from animal use completely or revise them so they could only be used with a veterinarian’s prescription.[....]

    FDA said it was working with industry on the issue because it was an easier and faster route than the protracted regulatory process. Two of the largest companies selling such animal antibiotics, Zoetis and Elanco, said they would comply.[....]

    Read more: http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/03/26/drug-companies-phase-out-animal-antibiotics/TlJxi8GUKCiEeOZKiImyTK/story.html

    H/T Mary Clare Jalonick

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - – -GOOD SPLAINING —:>)

    – - -Commentary: What Kobe Bryant Doesn’t Get About Black People — – - [TEST]

  • Alma98
    • MsKitty

      That’s up there with some idiot trying to market “Christian Salt” a couple of years ago because he thought Kosher salt was un-American.

      • Alma98

        They’re getting nuttier by the day lol.

        • jds09

          I was running errands and saw a white guy with signs plastered on his van. He was running for President of the Sovereign United States. True story.

          • Alma98

            LOL

          • Aquagranny911

            LMAO! JD, you just have to keep laughing & a little financial advice…tin foil & popcorn futures…it’s a lock.

      • crazycanuck

        Huh? What?

        • MsKitty

          Christian Salt Developed in Response to Kosher Salt

          Tired of TV chefs recommending kosher salt in recipes, retired barber Joe Godlewski decided to develop a Christian variety of salt. Next week, the Cesaptown, MD, businessman will roll out Blessed Christians Salts, sea salt that’s been blessed by an Episcopal priests and packaged in containers bearing bright red crosses.

          For Godlewski, the trademarked salts, which are made byIngredients Corporation
          of America, are meant to help the Christian faith: “I said, ‘What the heck’s the matter with Christian salt?’ This is about keeping Christianity in front of the public so that it doesn’t die. I want to keep Christianity on the table, in the household, however I can do it.”

          http://www.yumsugar.com/Christian-Salt-Developed-Response-Kosher-Salt-2892077

          • crazycanuck

            Seriously is there something in you all water?

          • Aquagranny911

            No words….

      • isonprize

        Ms. Kitty, STOP.PLAYING.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –Aaahhhh — –MR. PRESIDENT♥ – -:>)
    - – - – -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTzIJL1EHKs

    THANK U SIR♥ — -U make US sooo PROUD♥ :>)
    – - –WORLD annnd WORLD-CLASS LEADER♥ :>) -

  • creolechild

    House Abruptly Passes Medicare Pay Fix By Voice Vote

    The Republican-led House abruptly and unexpectedly passed a Medicare physician payment fix Thursday by an unrecorded voice vote, amid questions about whether the bill had the votes to clear the chamber.[....] House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) signed off on the GOP leadership’s decision to pass the bill by a voice vote, according to a senior Democratic aide.

    Numerous (GOP) lawmakers griped afterward about the decision to use a voice vote. The Senate is expected to take up the bill.

    Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/house-passes-doc-fix-voice-vote

    H/T Sahil Kapur

  • Alma98

    I see Duck Dynasty had a bad season and I’m ok with that lol.
    I don’t know why they thought their core group of racists and bigots would sustain the show. http://t.co/OWuh4IVOy5

    • jds09

      Wonder how’s Paula doing. *snicker*

      • Alma98

        LOL!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- — – -LOL —-REV. AL is jus’ NOT havin’ IT –on –☺http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/shouts/chris-christie-control-room.gif LOL – –
    – - —GIT! — -GIT! –GIT –HIM! :>)

  • Miranda

    Oh Lord have mercy, these nuts really are insane. I don’t agree with Jamilah on everything but I have her back on this. I was wondering what the “IStandWithJamilah was about – and quite frankly I wouldn’t apologize to this wannabesnowflake azz idiot at all.

    This is the only place I could find the issue, as you can see, they are nuttier than a fruitcake.

    http://newsninja2012.com/ebony-magazine-staffer-jamilah-lemieux-racially-attacks-rnc-raffi-williams-here-comes-a-white-dude-via-twitter/

    • Worldwatcher7

      The critical issue these people have missed is that racism is a form of oppression. Someone not knowing your ethnicity is not a form of oppression, it is a mistake. They are either playing ignorant or they are ineducable.

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

      Raffi Williams needs to have several seats. She wasn’t questioning his blackness! At first glance of his Twitter pic, he DOES look like a “White dude”! It was a mistake anyone who didn’t know who Raffi Williams is would’ve made.

      Hell, I’m surprised he didn’t say “Thank you”.

      • Miranda

        Exactly. Is he mad because she thought he was white or mad because he’s not.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – — -REV. AL is discussing this:- –Sooo PRAYIN’–

    — – -DC police: Search for missing 8-year-old girl a ‘recovery operation’ – -

    — – -The discussion is focussin’ on the social situations which “failed her.”—

    Sayin’ PRAYERS 4 all OTHER –”Relisha Rudds” – - -who R in a similar situation. —☺http://terry1954.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/animatedcandlethoughtandprayers.gif

    • rikyrah

      this story was so sad. Just watched the segment, GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY rikyrah. ***BIG HUG*** :>)
        - – - – -I couldn’t even complete the post. My heart is breaking. – - -She reminds me of some of the students in my Sunday School class.♥

        – — -B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ :>)

  • rikyrah

    Joe Madison replies to the right-wing media 4 criticizing FLOTUS’ & girls trip to China.

    • Aquagranny911

      I love this dude!

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

    Aaron McGruder Bids Boondocks Farewell

    The shows creator takes to Facebook to say goodbye.

    By: Stephen A. Crockett Jr.

    Posted: March 27 2014 6:46 PM

    It’s fitting that Aaron McGruder, The Boondocks Creator and Executive Producer, would take to Facebook to bid fans of his hit cartoon farewell since it was here that they got a peek into what was brewing behind the scenes.

    “As the world now knows, The Boondocks will be returning for a fourth
    season, but I will not be returning with it,” he wrote on his new
    project Black Jesus’ Facebook wall.

    …”I created The Boondocks two decades ago in college, did the daily
    comic for six years, and was showrunner on the animated series for the first three seasons,” he wrote.

    “The Boondocks pretty much represents my life’s work to this point.
    Huey, Riley, and Granddad are not just property to me. They are my
    fictional blood relatives. Nothing is more painful than to leave them
    behind.”

    MORE: http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/03/aaron_mcgruder_bids_boondocks_farewell.html?wpisrc=topstories

    • Miranda

      It is insane to think he has no control over his creation. Smh….the story of so many black artists in this country.

  • creolechild

    I saw this baby’s picture posted on Twitter. Why did it take so long for ANYONE to realize she was missing? Is it just me, because I think she looks a lot like the man accused of kidnapping her.

    Search for 8-year-old girl is ‘recovery mission’ as police scour Washington park after tipster allegedly sees girl’s accused abductor

    [....] Investigators began searching the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and the Kenilworth-Parkside Community Center and Park in the northeast section of the city after hearing Kahlil Tatum, 51, was spotted in the area, WRC-TV reported.Tatum worked as a janitor for the city homeless shelter where Relisha’s mother was living when the girl disappeared.

    Police weren’t told of the missing girl until several days later, after school officials reported she had been absent from class. The local NBC affiliate reported that Tatum posed as a doctor and told city officials March 10 that Relisha was undergoing treatment for a neurological disorder. Officials went to the shelter to pick up the paperwork March 19, but no reports had been filed and Relisha was gone.[....]

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/cops-search-park-alleged-abductor-missing-girl-8-article-1.1736713

    H/T Sasha Goldstein and Joe Kemp

    • rikyrah

      this guy has a criminal record a mile long…under another name in Virginia. Rev. Al did a segment about this tonight

      • creolechild

        Rikyrah, I’m not disputing the fact that he’s dangerous because he’s accused of murdering his wife. That said, from the pictures posted in the article she looks like she could be his child. Whatever, the case may be I hope she’s found soon and unharmed.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - -A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT – -#2.0♥

    — –☺March 27, 1934
    Arthur Mitchell, first African American principal of the New York City Ballet Company and founder, Dance Theatre of Harlem, born

    - —-☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIQlmtaTAaw
    - — -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5X6CHJl7ek

    — – ☺March 27, 1970
    Mariah Carey – Birthplace: Long Island, NY ; Biggest selling female artist of the 90′s Over 80 million albums sold
    – - – - -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vvbzWv3vCI
    – - — – -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55Oe4Lk38HE

    — – — ☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYJPIZ-C-9c
    - -HAPPY BIRTHDAY♥ — – -With GR8 APPRECIATION♥ – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - – -WHAdaflip????- -
    — – -SEAGAL SAVES RUSSIA? Vladimir Putin Teams with Hollywood Action Star for Nationwide Stalin-era Fitness Program – -
    — -THIS is DISGUSTING!!! — – Annnnd RACIST!! – - –geesh!!!

    • Aquagranny911

      Overweight pusshead! To Russia With ♥….Keep the sorry mutant scumcucker!

      • GreenLadyHere

        ☺http://files.shroomery.org/files/06-19/709142654-waving-cactus.gif
        - – –HEEY Aquagranny911. — – -***BIG HUG*** :>)

        — –***BIG fist bump*** :>) – –Annnd his HATERATIONof OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT –has DRIVEN him MAD!! – -geesh!!

        – - — -☺http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/tumblr_md42dow0sv1r5x5zu.gif

        Good 2 C U. AG. B BLESSED/SAFE♥ – - –Any rain yet? :>)

        • Aquagranny911

          HUGS! Overcast skies & lots of wind the last two days but no rain. I think we are in for a very hot dry summer.

          Segal is a nasty asswipe. He came to AZ to team up with our disgusting Sheriff Arpiggio to harass us. Segal actually brought some kind of tank like thing for an immigration sweep & got humiliated on TV. It was pretty funny & that was the end of that!

          Pootie Putin is welcome to keep Segal as long as he likes!

          • GreenLadyHere

            :>) Aquagranny – –Heard the same thing 4 us. – –BUT we’ll –”Keep hope alive” —annnd the RAIN drums –a-beating. :>)

            – -4-got about THIS: –Seagal is currently married to Erdenetuya Batsukh (Mongolian: Эрдэнэтуяа Батсүх), better known as Elle, and with whom he has a son, Kunzang.[30] Elle is from Mongolia. —His connection. -
            —As U said —STAY THERE.!! – –:>)

  • creolechild

    Federal Court Case Could Eliminate Healthcare Subsidies For Millions

    The states of Kansas, Michigan and Nebraska have filed a suit with the US Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia to block the federal government from giving tax credits to offset the cost of healthcare for citizens in those states. Five other states have signed on to the suit, a continuation of Halbig v Sebelius, which was tossed out by a lower court in January of this year.[....]

    Jacqueline Halbig, a GOP operative and former member of the George W. Bush administration, filed the suit in 2013. The suit claims that IRS does not have the authority to give healthcare subsidies to taxpayers in states that did not opt to create their own healthcare exchanges.[....]

    Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/03/26/federal-court-case-eliminate-healthcare-subsidies-millions/

    H/T Randa Morris

    • jziglar

      It will fail. The problem they have is that the CR that ended the government shutdown clarified that HHS has the authority to verify income for American health benefit exchanges. The argument they are making makes no sense, and it won’t even make it to the supreme court.

  • creolechild

    According to other reports I’ve read, so far, at least 14 people have been arrested…

    LAX luggage-theft probe leads to arrests of current, ex-handlers

    [....] In a statement released jointly by Los Angeles Airport Police and the Los Angeles Police Department, officials said search warrents were served at suspects’ homes throughout the county, where detectives seized jewelry, electronics, clothing and other personal belongings believed to have been reported stolen.[.....]

    Those arrested had undergone employment and criminal background
    checks before being authorized to work at the airport, according to
    airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon.[....]

    Read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lax-luggage-theft-20140327,0,5239450.story

    H/T Los Angeles Times

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – — -LOL — -He GOT Da JOKES. :>)

    – - – -☺@Kennymack1971[THANK U♥ :>)]
    Shorter Pundits: Wait. After all our BS and fake outrage over GlitchGate and CanceledJunkPolicyGate they still got 6 mil? DAMN YOU OBAMA!!!

    – — – -LOL – - —Thanks 4 Brangin’ da GLOAT annnd LAFF. :>)

  • creolechild

    Amazing Woman Given $50K for Her Anti-Mayhem Work With DC Kids

    Hannah Hawkins, founder of the Children of Mine Youth Center, gives kids of all ages a safe place to learn and play, fenced off from the mean streets of Washington D.C. Those streets are where, in the ’70s, her husband was robbed an murdered. As a widow with five children, Hannah decided to dedicate her life to making a positive change in her
    community.[....] After many years operating only with volunteers, Hannah and her Children of Mine Youth Center received a $50,000 check from the 5-hour ENERGY Helps project.[....]

    H/T GNN

    • GreenLadyHere

      Ooohhh creolechild. ***tears/SMILES*** — – -Sooo TENDER. :>) — —-She GAVE soo MUCH annnd SAVED sooo many lives. :>)

      — –☺http://templeofspiritualtruth.org/index_htm_files/646.png
      ——She is being REWARDED. :>) – -

      — –BLESS her –the PROGRAM —the CHILDREN. AMEN♥

  • crazycanuck

    Urg, I know I follow the CBC to know what they are saying, but sometimes they just effing annoy me.

  • creolechild

    Dirty for decades, diesel tractors, bulldozers get cleaned up

    Dark clouds of soot and gases spewed by tractors, bulldozers and
    backhoes are becoming a thing of the past under new federal standards that have forced cleaner diesel engines this year. While trucks and buses have been cleaned up, it’s taken years longer for farm and construction equipment to keep pace. Guerito/flickr New tractors won’t emit black soot under EPA standards.[....]

    A variety of new technologies are producing cleaner farm and construction machines. Included are lower-sulfur diesel fuel, particle-trapping filters and more efficient engines with fuel-injection software, recirculated exhaust systems or catalysts that prevent pollutants from forming.[....] The EPA estimated that by 2030, the new standards will prevent 12,000 premature deaths and 8,900 hospitalizations per year.[...]

    Read more: http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2014/mar/diesel-cleanup

    H/T Brian Bienkowski

    • Aquagranny911

      Gracias a Dios! Anyone who has ever lived rural or around heavy construction can understand how important this is.

  • creolechild

    50-cent Paper Microscope Could Save Millions of Lives

    Stanford bioengineering professor Manu Prakash was worried that because the developing world could not afford microscopes, they were prescribing malaria pills without identifying specific strains, and unwittingly boosting the resistance of some of the bugs.[....] He and his students came up with an origami-like folded cardboard device called the “Foldscope”.

    It can be produced with just 50 cents for materials and is so durable that it can be stomped on and dropped into a bucket of water, and it still works. The bookmark-sized piece of layered cardstock with a micro-lens can magnify up to 2,000 times and detect dangerous blood-borne diseases like malaria, African sleeping sickness, schistosomiasis and Chagas.[....]

    Read more: http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/earth/science/cheap-paper-microscope-could-save-millions-of-lives.html

    H/T GNN

    • qosine

      Wow. I just love practical, works in the field anywhere, with
      big effect, solutions like this.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – –PRAYERFULLY: – - -We were asked 2 RT: –

    –☺@TiffanyPR
    .@blackandmissing MT @SBond1 Can everyone RT this we’re still looking for my Niece Danielle Locklear it’s been 2wks. http://ow.ly/3iEQMY

    – - –PRAYIN’ 4 Niece annnd Family. AMEN♥-

    – - – -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6RflEOWj04

    • rikyrah

      prayers to the family

      • GreenLadyHere

        rikyrah – –AMEN annnd AMEN

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - –Oooo-Kaaaay — -NOW I C the background 4 that PUT[foot] –IN[mouth] — -FOUL EXCREMENT – –

    — –LOL Mr. Gauvin is —Sooo CLOWNIN’ ‘EM!!! LOL – - –HAH!

    TRAITOR!!!- –
    — – -☺@JeffersonObama
    Vladimir Putin’s Man Crush on Steven Seagal http://buswk.co/12rrcuW pic.twitter.com/leJS4rYt1i pic.twitter.com/44O9mg7n83

    — –☺Scumbag Steven Seagal praises ‘brother’ Vladimir Putin http://usat.ly/1iDHMgE — – - – — -TRAITOR!!

    • jds09

      What is with these action stars….Gibson, Norris, Stallone…sheesh

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL – –jds09 – - —THEY may have HEAD injuries. – –

        What is Stallone werkin’ on NOW- – -”ROCKY–#10??? – — – - -Good question. NOW I gotta go – –2 “Teh google”. :>)

  • crazycanuck

    Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer…..Gustav Klimt

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Wow!! And I mean wow!!

    • qosine

      Incredible, brilliant painting. I’d love to have that cover my
      whole wall, cc.

  • Miranda

    HA! These racist legislators bout to be put on front street. They have to release emails as part of this order.

    Judge: Legislators must release voting law records
    Posted 7:15 p.m. today By Tyler Dukes

    A federal judge ordered state lawmakers Thursday to hand over some public records related to last year’s voter ID law, rejecting an argument that legislative immunity protected them from release.

    The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, the League of Women Voters of North Carolina, the American Civil Liberties Union and others sued the state after legislators refused to release emails and other documents related to the enactment of the controversial law tightening voting restrictions.

    more here: http://www.wral.com/judge-legislators-must-release-voting-law-records/13518815/

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – — -☺http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view4/3053884/boom-o.gif
    — – -☺@EricWolfson
    40 symbolic repeals.
    17 days of #Shutdown.
    4 years of #GOP fighting.
    1 law that works.- – -YES!!! :>)

    #ACAworks #p2 pic.twitter.com/rB6K6WwMIs

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

  • Miranda

    Univision Works Overtime To Get Latinos Enrolled In Obamacare
    posted on March 27, 2014 at 9:28pm EDT
    Kate Nocera BuzzFeed Staff

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has been working overtime in recent months to enroll uninsured Latinos, one of the groups most likely to be uninsured — but it’s not just the White House making a concerted effort.

    For more than a year, the Spanish-language television network Univision has embarked on their own company-wide effort to get Latinos signed up on the exchanges, working through newscasts, special programming, advertising partnerships, and a dedicated health care website.

    Univision has not only been providing information to their viewers as to how to sign up but openly encouraging them to do so.

    more here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/univision-works-overtime-to-get-latinos-enrolled-in-obamacar

  • Miranda

    DAYUM!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reunion Taping-RHOA FIGHT
    MAR. 27, 2014 AT 6:40PM BY STEPHANIE WEBBER

    It just got real. Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Porsha Stewart and Kenya Moore got into a vicious brawl on Thursday, March 27, Us Weekly can confirm. The incident occurred while the two ladies were filming the always-combative reunion special for the Bravo series.

    “There was a major physical altercation between Porsha and Kenya,” an insider tells Us. “To the point that Porsha beat the crap out of Kenya, dragged her across the stage by her hair, and gave her a major beatdown.”

    Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/real-housewives-of-atlanta-stars-porsha-stewart-and-kenya-moore-get-in-scary-brawl-during-reunion-taping-2014273#ixzz2xDZ6N0ip

    • trose1

      WTF? LOL

    • rikyrah

      PORSHA?

      not Phaedra and Kenya?

  • rikyrah

    Scandal twitter is the best twitter

    BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - –THIS PRECIOUS PIC♥ –:>)-

    — – -☺http://cbsnews1.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/r/2014/03/27/b03e6433-1a99-487e-ab83-4a8d55a975a9/thumbnail/620×350/0b9f6b476000f6c6643d7911092c7af0/obama-pope-francis-ap65169402073.jpg

    — -Been thinkin’ :>)[I know ---"dangerous"] –
    — –YA KNOW how when you come into someone else’s office — -there appears 2 B a slight [depends on the situation :>)] —”imbalance of power”. – -:>)
    – - -WAY-ELL IMHO –MR. PRESIDENT appears 2 have a “humble position” – -BUT — -the “balance of power” —is precisely EQUAL. — :>)

    EACH person is the “EXPERT” in his “sphere/domain”; annnd THIS is a – -”MEETING of SHARING.♥” – - –IT IS a LOVELY PIC. :) :>)
    — —BLESS THEM 4 their – –”LEADERSHIP.”♥– -

    • qosine

      GreenLady, I was thinking about that earlier today.

      • GreenLadyHere

        :>) La Qosine. :>)- – - – -Thank U. :>) -
        IMHO -THIS meeting was like NO other that he has had. – :>)
        Meeting other Heads of State is something that I can wrap my brain around ’cause the “agenda” can B –READY?? — -VISUALIZED. :>)[eye-2-eye :>)]

        Annnd – YES – they will talk about –”earthly things’”
        - –BUT the perspectives will B varied when religion is involved. :>)— – -IMHO. :>)

        Annnd ONCE AGAIN – —MR. PRESIDENT “Handled HIS Business” ’cause he was — FAMILIAR with POPE FRANCIS’ perspective.- –:>)

        –HE —IS – - AMAZING!♥ :>) – - -WE R BLESSED :>)

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

    POU FAM♥ — – — BWAHAHA – - — -LOL —

    – - -☺ ‏@amk4obama
    The stupid obstructionism of pathetic @gop to #ObamaCare pic.twitter.com/ASHSAaaeAi

    THIS is “WHYCOME” — -this exists: –☺http://stupidevilbastard.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/the-stupid-it-burns.jpg

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - Been followin’ these:
    – - – -Editorial Cartoon: Firedog – A Tribute To The Boston Firefighters – -

    – — – -RIHEP♥ – -☺http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg294/wafpaf/graphics/tattoo/tattoo25.gif

    – – — -CONDOLENCES 2 ALL♥ – -http://comments16.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/28.gif AMEN♥

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — -O.K.- – -THESE RARE [FUZZY] animals R @ this site: :>)

    – —☺@Earth_Pics
    ‏Norwegian Forest Cats pic.twitter.com/HUOlq3gxKr

    – — ☺Fuzzy calf to brighten your day pic.twitter.com/TMrSpUzHxw
    - – -THAT’s ALL. :>)

  • JB20005

    Just finished reading the story of Shanesha Taylor, the homeless, destitute mother from my own backyard of Scottsdale, AZ. Who got arrested for leaving her kids in the car during a job interview because she had nowhere else to take them.

    It makes me wish I was still in private practice. I’d represent her for nothing. Hell, I’d pay her to let me be her lawyer.

    This is the reality of poverty. Even when you try to do the right thing, you get d*cked because of your economic status. For every middle class or rich prick who’s ever said poor people should “get a job” and “pull themselves up by the bootstraps” I say, Shanesha Taylor.

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/03/27/3419192/homeless-woman-job-interview/

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY JB20005 :>) ***BIG HUG*** – - :>)
      — – - -ALL of THIS! :>)
      – - – -THIS: – -This is the reality of poverty. Even when you try to do the right thing, you get d*cked because of your economic status. – –
      - – —The PURPOSE of the LAW [excuse me :>)--I KNOW that U KNOW :>)] – - – -is 2 CREATE ORDER!. — What THAT –law enforcement officer DID —was –CREATE ENTROPY –in her FAMILY!.
      – - – –Annnd I betcha that he felt that he had done a GR8 job that day! — -geesh!! — -
      Those poor children. – -PRAYIN’ 4 the FAMILY.♥ AMEN♥

      - – –***whisperin’ Can U get back — -”In da game”?? – - – –J/K :>)

    • qosine

      Her tears just devastate me.
      I found this fund raiser. Do you think it’s legit?
      http://www.youcaring.com/help-a-neighbor/shanesha-taylor-fundraiser/153519

      • rikyrah

        it was researched, and folks believe it’s legit

        • qosine

          The fundraiser site is legit?

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - – -Luvin’ these PICS at day’s end: – –:>)

    – - – –☺Photo of the Day: Lake Slettevatnet in Norway. Congrats @TiemeDekker. Upload your best pic on http://www.earth-pics.com pic.twitter.com/pd6JMsnYgd

    THE REFLECTED HILLS – ARE MADE COMPLETE –IN THE WATER – -A LIVELY PICTURE IS CREATED♥ – –:>) – - -

  • GreenLadyHere

    – ☺ -Dear POU FAM♥. — GOOD NIGHT♥ -MAY U HAVE BLESSED SWEET DREAMS.♥-♥ – - -:>) – -

    – - – — – -☺UNTIL. . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4-N2gmj56Y

    – - – - -☺http://static-1.mojnet.com/foto13033-2784-213439/laku-noc-i-slatke-snove-vam-zelim-prijatelji-moji.jpg
    — – – –PRAYING 4 ALL♥ –AMEN♥ :>) – - –