April 24, 2014

Thursday Afternoon Thread: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

No one can sing it like the Temps!

 

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Afternoon miranda/POU FAM♥ – –***BIG HUG*** :>)

    — LUVIN’ the TEMPTIN’ – - -TEMPTATIONS! – – -Woo! Hoo! :>) – - -

    – -**doin’ the TEMPTATION MOVE*** LOL

    Have a good afternoon. :>) – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM☻ — EVIDENCE: – - -PLAN B —is “BEFUDDLED” [Ms. Nancy] —BULLcrap!! – - –

    – - – -House Republicans Cut Food Stamps, Obamacare, And Wall Street Oversight In Ill-Fated ‘Plan B’ – -

    - – -House Republicans today, in addition to voting on Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) so-called “Plan B” — which extends the Bush tax cuts on income up to $1 million — will also vote on a bill to replace the spending cuts scheduled for the end of the year.

    As The Hill reported, the bill closely mirrors a measure passed by House Republicans in May known as the “The Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012.” (Here is the underlying legislation, which will include these minor tweaks.) That bill voids both the military spending cuts and domestic spending cuts set to take place in 2013 and replaces them with a host of cuts to domestic spending, including:

    –☻ Cuts to food stamps that could knock millions of low-income Americans out of the program;

    –☻ Cuts to Meals on Wheels, a program that delivers meals to seniors or other individuals who are unable to prepare their own food;

    –☻ Cuts funding to health exchanges that will be created under Obamacare and funding for Medicaid included in the same law;

    – ☻Cuts to the Dodd-Frank financial reform law that will yield no cost savings, but will make bailouts of big banks more likely;

    –☻ Denying the Child Tax Credit to the parents of American children, if the parents are undocumented immigrants.
    THERE IS MORE.——BULL-EXCREMENT!!! – -

    —”WHYCOME” they even WASTED PAPER 2 write it!! – –geesh!!!

    [Gotta "bounce" 4 a "bit". - -Back as soon as. :>)♥]

    • Admiral_Komack

      But…but…this is good for cat food futures!

    • edp4bho

      .——BULL-EXCREMENT!!! – - is right.

      Hiya GLH !!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY edp4bho. **** BIG HUG** :>)

        – - -Doin’ pretty good. :>) U? — – -Good 2 C U. edp4bho. :>)

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

    Barney Frank to Eric Holder: Prosecute big bankers already!
    Zachary Roth, @zackroth
    12:04 pm on 12/20/2012

    …Thursday morning, Frank released a letter sent to Attorney General Eric Holder, calling for increased prosecutions of financial crimes. “I ask that there be a series of consultations involving law enforcement officials and regulators with the goal of increasing prosecutions of culpable individuals as an important step in seeing that the laws that protect the stability and integrity of our financial system are better observed,” Frank wrote.

    “We have received the letter and are reviewing it,” the Justice Department told MSNBC.com.

    The letter came just over a week after the Justice Department announced it wouldn’t prosecute HSBC for enabling Mexican drug gangs to launder money, and helping Iranian interests to evade U.S. sanctions. Instead, it offered a settlement in which the bank would pay a fine of $1.9 billion—about four weeks’ worth of its pre-tax profits.

    In public comments on the HSBC settlement, Lanny Breuer, the head of the Justice Department’s criminal division, said a prosecution could threaten the bank’s ability to operate in the U.S., and potentially destabilize the financial system more broadly. In other words, the government acknowledged that some banks are simply too big to prosecute.

    MORE: http://tv.msnbc.com/2012/12/20/barney-frank-to-eric-holder-prosecute-the-big-banks/

    ——————————————————————————-

    I wonder if Frank cited actual laws the HSBC broke in his letter to the DOJ?

    • Admiral_Komack

      THE PROFESSIONAL LEFT:

      “Sepia, how dare you bring something substantive to my hissy-fit!”

      Ohhhhhhhh! (faints)

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

    Lautenberg to Booker: “Have a seat, youngin”

    Lautenberg On Booker: No Time For ‘Political Distractions’
    Igor Bobic 3:43 PM EST, Thursday December 20, 2012

    Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s (D-NJ) office issued a statement on Thursday beating back some speculation after Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced he intends to challenge Lautenberg in 2014.

    “Senator Lautenberg is focused on passing a critical disaster relief bill for New Jersey and addressing America’s broken gun laws,” emailed Caley Gray, a spokesman. “The last several months and weeks have been a painful time for New Jersey and America, and the Senator is working on the tough issues we face. This is not the time for political distractions and the Senator will address politics next year.”

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/lautenberg-on-booker-no-time-for-political-distractions

    • goldenstar

      Yep, he said, pulleez.

    • rikyrah

      You’ll have to pry it from his senior hands, Cory..

      ain’t nobody gonna walk away from the Senate for you.

    • Admiral_Komack

      “Booker, isn’t there a burning house you could rushing into right now?”

      • AxelFoley

        D’oh!

      • conlakappa

        Food stamps to use in an attentioning stunt? Projects to inhabit?

      • GreenLadyHere

        –LOL — -Admiral – - – -Orrrr – - -some SNOW 2 SHOVEL??

        Orrr —some “homeless people” 2 share your house with???- -

        Jus’ axin’. . ??? LOL – -

        • conlakappa

          I saw that he also got the makers of Hot Pockets to distribute coupons to Sandy victims because some guy named Tyree had run out.

    • trose1

      The more I see of Booker the more I don’t like.
      Why doesn’t he run for Gov? I would think he would be able to do more for New Jersey as a Gov.
      I can see it now Booker loses a safe Dem Sen seat to GOP.

      • angee

        He’s SCARED of krispy kreme.

        • conlakappa

          Or answers to the same money people.

        • GreenLadyHere

          HEEY angee! ***BIG HUG*** :>)

          — – -***fist bump*** – — – “krispie kreme” – is a STR8 – THUG–BULLY!

          – — -Cory KNOWS!! – -LOL – - -

          Good 2 C U angee. :>) – –

    • Elie

      Why is Cory Booker taking on a fellow Democrat instead of the Republican Governor? It makes no sense.

      • isonprize

        Like Conlakappa said. Follow the money trail…

        And Lautenberg ain’t EVEN playin’ LOLOLOL

        “Have a seat, son. Just have a seat.”

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

    This makes me like Rice even more! Oh, the SoS shade she could’ve thrown!

    Rice makes light of dashed hopes to replace Clinton

    With any hopes for replacing Hillary Clinton as the top U.S. diplomat dashed, Susan Rice told the annual U.N. Correspondents Association dinner “there’s nowhere in the world I’d rather be tonight” – speaking against a backdrop of the State Department.

    …”My talking points for this evening have been provided to me and fully cleared by the intelligence community, so how could this possibly go wrong?” Rice told a New York audience of 540 on Wednesday that included Hollywood actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon.

    …The 48-year-old diplomat, who has a reputation for bluntness and caustic language during closed-door negotiations of the U.N. Security Council, also made fun of her diplomatic dust-ups with Russian envoy Vitaly Churkin, who has criticized her vocabulary.

    To have a dig at Churkin, she recalled the oft-ridiculed remark of former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin that she could see Russia from Alaska.

    “Day after day, I engage in highly substantive, highly technical negotiations with my colleagues here at the U.N., like the Russians,” Rice said. “As a matter of fact, I can see the Russian mission from my house.”

    MORE: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/20/us-usa-rice-jokes-idUSBRE8BJ18N20121220

    • dannie22

      i love Susan Rice

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia – — ***fist bump*** :>)

      —The FIRST time that I heard Dr. Rice SPEAK – - -I stated that iff she eva axed or told me 2 do ANYTHING – -

      -I would simply say – –”YES MA’AM” – –LOL — -

      NOW that I have seen MORE of HER – -

      -I would simply say – — “YES MA’AM” – - -BUT FASTER! LOL

      She is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! – –:>) – — -

      Annnd WHEREVA –she is PLACED – - -SHE WILL DO an

      OUTSTANDING JOB!! – - -As MR. PRESIDENT has – –VERIFIED. :>)

      LOL – -THIS – ->Rice said. “As a matter of fact, I can see the Russian mission from my house.” –LOL –

      – GR8 SENSE of HUMOR!! – — :>)

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

    Well, look who decided to finally show his face!

    Wolf Blitzer ‏@wolfblitzer
    Lots to discuss w/ @SenJohnMcCain today in @CNNSitRoom during 6PM ET hour including #Benghazi #ZeroDarkThirty & more

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

    And now for the “Let’s use grieving families to attack PBO” portion of the Sandyhook shooting:

    In the wake of Friday’s horrific tragedy in Newtown, Conn., many are speaking out for gun control. Among them is 10-year-old Natalie Barden, whose brother, Daniel, was one of the shooting’s victims.

    In a letter for President Obama that Anderson Cooper read on air on Tuesday night, Natalie wrote:

    My name is Natalie Barden and I wanted to tell the president that only police officers and the military should get guns. If people want to do it as a sport than they could go to shooting range and the guns would not be able to leave there.

    The letter was delivered to Cooper by Lillian Bittman, former Chair of the Newtown Board of Education, who said it was passed to her at Daniel Barden’s wake, and that the family wanted the host to share with viewers.

    …In a heart-wrenching interview with Katie Couric earlier this week, Daniel’s father, Mark, said the family’s meeting with Obama “was a little less fruitful than we were hoping. James and our daughter Natalie had a few things that they were hoping to express to him out of concern for the fact that this situation happened at all and how we can maybe hopefully stop this from happening again.

    MORE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/19/natalie-barden-letter-to-obama-gun-control_n_2330480.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

    • dannie22

      keeping my comments to myself

      • Admiral_Komack

        I’m not.

        Newtown Conn.:
        We are scared shitless of the NRA and the gun lobby, but push kids up to talk tough to that nig(GONG!) in the White House.

        • AxelFoley

          This. That’s all this is.

    • MonieTalks

      dannie’s keeping her comments to herself…I’m not.

      Really???

      Newtown, CT is the HEADQUARTERS to the second most powerful gun lobby in the nation. Was everyone else in town, along with Anderson Cooper temporarily blind to the fact on this development? ( and yes, that is a dig to Anderson)

      A powerful gun lobbyist organization resides in that town, whose specific purpose is to represent and carry the agenda of gun makers..one that makes $26M a year. Plenty of Newtown’s residents likely ride past the office building that NSSF is housed in, without a thought and yet they send PBO heart-wrenching pleas even though a gun lobbyist has been THEIR NEIGHBOR likely longer than PBO has been a politician.

      “Enough is enough” applies to so much more than just the violence.

    • edp4bho

      Trayvon Martin’s parents gave a “heart-wrenching” account of the murder of their son as well, and the state of Florida is a whole lot “less fruitful”. Yes, I went there and will do so again.

    • creolechild

      It’s too bad the Barden family thinks their meeting with PBO “was a little less fruitful” than they had hoped because I don’t know what they expected him to be able to do right then and there. What they want him to do? Make promises that would make them feel better but weren’t feasible given the politcal realities that exist in this country? I’m also curious as to where the parents fell on the gun issue BEFORE the tragedy in their town occurred. If Mr. Barden wants concrete solutions to address gun violence, he can start in his hometown. From what I’ve read the local shooting ranges are still open and local gun fairs are operating as though nothing ever happened. Yes, that town suffered a terrible loss but others do as well–on a regular basis. But, of course, everything is dropped into PBO’s lap to be fixed immediately. I don’t have the patience for that today…

      What I really wanted to share with you can be found by clicking on the link that will take you to a photo of PBO with some of the Sandy Hook survivors’ siblings (scroll to the bottom of the article). Now, that’s a picture worth a thousand words…but none are really needed.

      http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2012/12/they-are-all-our-children.html

      H/T SmartyPants

  • MonieTalks

    Where was Jake Tapper and the entire piss poor American media fraternity of simpletons when they elevated and pretended that Sarah Palin was a formidable candidate at anything?

    WTF does this mean:

    She argued that “the path towards a perfect union is our Constitution” but said Obama “sees it as a charger of negatives” that needs serious changes.

    http://wtkr.com/2012/12/20/palin-bashes-times-person-of-the-year/

    • edp4bho

      Dang Monie, it’s late in the day, and reading that just scrambled my damn brains. This has been one of the most unbelievable periods in American history, and might I add one of the most inane !!

    • majii

      It seems that Palin doesn’t know WTF she is talking about, as usual. She’s the queen of feeling proud of her ability to make incoherent sentences out of a string of words.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL majii! – —***BIG HUG*** :>) – - – -

        — – - – - – -YA MEAN – –LIKE THIS? – -SUCH AS – — – —LOL – - -

        -She’s the LETTUCE – -TOMATOES — CUCUMBERS –AVOCADO —annnd CROUTONS – - -of her – -WORD SALAD!! – - -LOL

        – - – -U! GOT! IT majii! LOL – -

        Good 2 C U. :>) – - -

    • AxelFoley

      Seriously? Why does the media still give this dumbfuck hillbilly the time of day?

      Hell, why do I even ask?

      • TyrenM

        Cause they want to be the one “Who’s Nailin Paylin.” (don’t look that up at work.)

    • JojoRaze

      She meant to say charter of negatives. She’s commenting on something PBO when he was in US Senate saying that the Constitution lists negatives, it doesn’t assert more expansive government rights, like the right to vote or education, for example.

      It’s something the right latches on to show that PBO is a Marxist, Kenyan usurper, when Thoroughgood Marshall said the same thing. But, since Palin isn’t too bright, she uses a malapropism.

  • edp4bho

    Hello POU. Miranda, you read my mind. Heard “Rudolph” this morning and said the same exact thing….Nobody can sing it like the Temps. Was going to watch on YT but got busy here at work. Thank you, thank you. :-D

  • MonieTalks

    ‘Black America’s Law Firm’ Looks To Big Cases With New Leadership

    The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has been called the law firm for black America. Once run by Thurgood Marshall, the group played a major role in desegregating public schools and fighting restrictions at the ballot box.

    Now, the Legal Defense Fund is preparing for a new leader — just as the Supreme Court considers cases that could pare back on those gains.

    What does it mean to fight for civil rights when the nation’s first black president has been re-elected and his attorney general is African-American, too? That’s the challenge for Sherrilyn Ifill, a law professor at the University of Maryland. Next month, she’s set to become the next leader of the Legal Defense Fund.

    “There are adult generations that have no memory of the civil rights movement, who are unaware of its sights, its sounds, what it meant, the seminal way in which it shaped how many of us think about America and think about the world,” Ifill says.

    read more: http://www.npr.org/2012/12/18/167449824/black-americas-law-firm-looks-to-big-cases-with-new-leadership

    • nellcote

      Is she related to Gwen Ifill?

      • MonieTalks

        They are cousins!

      • Alma98

        I think so.

  • MonieTalks

    Study: Al Sharpton is the top black talker in social media

    By Robert “Rob” Redding Jr.
    ATLANTA, Updated Dec. 20, 2012, 10 a.m. – Civil rights activist, radio and TV talk show host Al Sharpton is the top national black weekday talk radio show in the country in social media, according to a study conducted by BlackTalkers.com.

    Sharpton is reaching nearly 350,000 people with his social media outlets. Sharpton has more than 240,000 folks following him on Twitter and another 98,000 plus on Facebook.

    Talk radio host Tavis Smiley is second with more than 196,000 on Twitter and 73,000 plus on Facebook.

    Talk radio host Warren Ballentine is third with 45,000 plus fans – 13,000 plus on Twitter and 21,000 plus on his Facebook “Like” page, 5,000 plus on a second page and 4,000 plus on another.

    Talk show host Joe Madison rounds out the top four with 21,00 plus fans – with 7,000 plus on Twitter and 13,000 plus on Facebook.

    http://www.reddingnewsreview.com/newspages/2012newspages/study_black_talkers_social_media_12_1000118.htm

    • Admiral_Komack

      Tavis & Corny weep bitter tears.

    • GreenLadyHere

      MonieTalks – - – -Yaaaaaaaaaa – - -REV AL!! – - – –

      – –CONGRATULATIONS!!- –Sooo PROUD of U. :>) – - -

      – –U R – –FIRST!! – –#1! – –Numero UNO!

  • MonieTalks

    Perfect SAT score for Cameron Clarke, Germantown Academy senior in Philadelphia

    WE’VE ALL read depressing newspaper stories about underachieving local high school students. This, I’m happy to say, isn’t that kind of column.

    No, I’ve set aside this space to give a well-deserved thumbs-up to Cameron Clarke, a senior at Germantown Academy who scored a perfect 2400 on the SAT.

    That’s right. A perfect score.

    That hardly ever happens.

    Although more than 1.66 million students took the SAT in 2012, only 360 test takers nationwide achieved a spotless 2400, according to SAT officials.

    It was Cameron’s second try. The first time, he received a fist-pumping 2190 – better than 98.5 percent of all test-takers. But deep down inside, he knew he could do better.

    more: http://articles.philly.com/2012-12-18/news/35871335_1_student-government-cross-country-perfect-sat-score

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      – -OMG! – - –SIMPLY AMAZING!! :>) – -

      – — – -Young Gifted and Black – –:>)

      — -WE R Sooo PROUD of U – –Mr, Cameron Clarke. :>) -

      BEST WISHES – -IN YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVORS. :>) –B blessed.

      Good 2 C U MonieTalks. :>) B Blessed – -U/FAM. :>)

  • MonieTalks

    Tourism news out of Haiti

    Haiti gets new luxury hotel
    By Jacqueline Charles
    jcharles@MiamiHerald.com

    …Nearly three years after it was hammered by disaster, Haiti’s Royal Oasis hotel finally opened its glass doors this week. With high-end shops and 128 rooms managed by the Spanish hotel franchise Occidental Hotels & Resorts, the luxury boutique hotel is the country’s first internationally branded hotel in more than a decade and the first multi-million dollar, high profile, locally built and financed project since the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake.

    “Royal Oasis is a beacon of modernity that we are all proud of,” said Jerry Tardieu, the 45-year-old Haitian entrepreneur who envisioned the project and brought 200 mostly Haitian shareholders together to make it a reality. “But mostly, it is a symbol of what we Haitians can do when we dare to dream big.”

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/13/3141328/haiti-gets-new-luxury-hotel.html#storylink=cpy

    Haiti to see construction of first 4-star hotel
    By EVENS SANON
    Associated Press

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Construction crews on Wednesday began to build what is touted as Haiti’s first four-star branded hotel, a $45 million project expected to help boost the country’s economy.

    The Marriott hotel will create some 200 jobs and is scheduled to open in early 2015, officials said. It will feature 175 rooms and will be located in the Turgeau area of Port-au-Prince.

    The hotel is one of several planned for the capital and surrounding areas as Haiti tries to recover from a devastating 2010 earthquake that officials say killed 300,000 people.

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/19/3149460/haiti-to-see-construction-of-first.html#storylink=cpy

    • Alma98

      I know this is suppose to be good news, but I can’t help thinking they’ll be given low paying jobs and no healthcare.

      • conlakappa

        Healthcare might well be covered under a national plan, such that it is, but, yeah, decadence in the face of abject poverty seems tacky, at the least.

      • conlakappa

        Healthcare might well be covered under a national plan, such that it is, but, yeah, decadence in the face of abject poverty seems tacky, at the least.

    • TyrenM

      Unrelated, but did Wyclef go to jail?

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        — – Prolly “CAUSE of THIS – –>Although Wyclef Jean has only been active in Haitan politics, he told Womens Wear Daily in 2011, “I am a huge fan of Sarah Palin”.[35] It was reported that Jean will be attending the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa.[36]

        — – Wyclef Jean -From Wikipedia – –

        – - – - -It’s gotta B in there -somewhere. LOL – -

        Good 2 C U TyrenM. :>) – - -

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —COUNTDOWN. :>) – - -

    – ☻—DAY #7 — -7 SWANS – -A-SWIMMING! :>) – –5 DAYS 2 GO! :>) — -

    – –☻THE TEMPTATIONS ~ GIVE LOVE ON CHRISTMAS DAY –:>)

    – –☻ -The Whispers-1979-04-Happy Holidays to You – –

    – -☻-Machel Montano – Soca Santa (Trinidad & Tobago) – -:>) – -

    – -☻ SWV “Silver Bells” – -:>)-

    – -MORE L8R. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - -I ain’t gon front. I neva imagined this number annnnd LEVEL of GUNS existed. – –

    – - -Newtown Neighbor Launches City’s Largest Gun Buyback – -

    - — – The Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut has secured nearly $100,000 for a gun buyback program that will launch on Friday, making it the city’s largest-ever attempt to collect and destroy firearms.

    Bridgeport is just under 20 miles from Newtown, Connecticut, where a shooting claimed the lives of 27 people just last week. Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said he was launching the buyback to avoid situations like the one in Newtown:

    – - – -SNIP – -

    Police said they would offer $200 for a working handgun, and people turning in rifles would get $75.

    Police said any weapon determined to be an assault-type rifle would be eligible for a higher rate of remuneration.

    – -Similar gun buybacks are happening across the country in the coming days. Los Angeles will host one next week, Lansing, Michigan will run its own soon, and a New Jersey town is matching dollars given in gun buybacks with donations to the victims of the shooting in Connecticut. New York City, Camden, New Jersey, Baltimore, and San Francisco have already run buyback days in response to the shooting.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – - –THIS SHOULD lessen some incidents of GUN VIOLENCE. – - -Good idea. :>)

    – -COMMENT: – - -Brian Grinstead
    – - – - —-In other news, the NRA has a sad.
    – - -BWAHAHA! :>)

    ETA: – –I can think of 2 INCIDENTS that COULDA been PREVENTED had these MURDERERS – -turned in THEIR GUNS: -

    –RIHEP – -: Travon Martin; – -Jordan Davis – -AMEN

    • nellcote

      This is what I meant when I said Bloomberg should do something useful and donate a few millions to buy back guns in co-ordination with mayors and cops across the country.

  • GOVCHRIS1988

    You know what, the Mayan’s were right. Were starting to enter a new age of enlightenment. A new way of thinking. NOT that apocalyptic shit that some white guy invented to explain it away. I mean, the fact that now the old ways are no longer the standard. No longer can white people expect to solely rule the world anymore. No longer can they claim that they are the only race that excels in intellect, sexuality, humbleness, cleanliness, and a clear sense of understanding about simple fact. I mean, seriously, look at Sarah Palin. This bitch seethes with overwhelming envy of President Barack Obama. I mean look at her. Four years ago, I was threatened, truly threatened by her ascending to becoming either the 47th Vice President of the United States or the 45th President of the United States. And yet, this woman quit her job as Governor and went on a D-List reality tour that makes the Kardashians look like a major American success story. Now, President Obama is a two term popular the world over leader of the free world, and she is a person who Fox News cannot wait to Glenn Beck out of a network contract. In the age of Obama, the old is giving way to the new.

    Now, let me get to the shooting and more importantly, Jake Tapper’s dumbassed question. First, isn’t it something that it took a multitude of children, no babies, WHITE babies being shot for the majority to seriously look at gun laws in our nation. Don’t get me wrong, it tugged at my heart seeing all the photos and hearing all the memories of how sweet these children were, but it tugged the same heartstrings when I hear the same things from Black mothers, Latino mothers, Asian mothers. The note that the child wrote in the classroom is the same note that those mothers sometimes get before they go to collect the body of their deceased sons and daughters.

    Many here were upset when Jake Tapper asked President Obama “Where have you been?” I just laughed. Really, white bred, elite living, six figure salary, never had to work his ass off for shit Jake Tapper asked Afro-American, Chicago and New York slum living, worked his fucking ass off to get to where he is true American story President Barack Obama, “Where have you been on gun laws?” Seriously? As if Tapper were permanently on the hunt for proper gun laws in America? As if he witnessed his best friend or his family member shot down on the street or that he himself faced gunfire. HA!! Jake, where were YOU when these weapons got in our streets and gunned down our children mercilessly? Where were you when Black and Latino mothers had to talk about how wonderful and sweet their children were? Where were you with the photos of those precious lost children? Barack Obama knew where he was, he was just waiting for you and folks like you to catch up.

    But see, these folks never had to worry about it coming on to their street. Those folks in Connecticut are probably going through understandable motions right now. Its not hard to believe. But, they are also grappling with a reality that WE have always known. That a gun can kill someone as easily on West Paces Ferry Rd. as it can on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. It doesn’t matter whether your school has failed AYP tests year after year or is the top national school of excellence 10 years running in the richest community. All it takes is a crazy motherfucker with access to a weapon and all those stories you hear on the news following Black and Latino folks can happen to you. Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis are no longer the only ones to have their mothers and fathers suffer to gun violence. And I seriously think that what really fucks em up was that it wasn’t one of US that did the shooting, but it was a white guy who they could picture their elder sons hanging with and their elder daughters dating that did it. Which is why they are on board with gun control legislation now.

    So, in a way I’m sort of amused by these same whites, who have demonized and bashed Barack Obama for telling the absolute truth that when Whites are scared, they grab hold to religion and guns , the same whites who after this man’s election and re-election, bought guns by the droves and instituted bullshit laws like allowing guns in parks and bars and the infamous “Stand Your Ground” law are NOW demanding he do something to alleviate them from this scourge that they have now found on their doorstep. They live and have lived in the same state that possesses the gun lobbying organization and NOW they demand gun laws? I know my post is long and this is what happens when I don’t type here for awhile and have a lot on my mind, but doesn’t it just tickle you sometimes the reaction of these folks? Its just amusing to me.

    • creolechild

      To me…it’s only “amusing” in a don’t know whether to laugh or cry way because they still don’t fucking get it and I wonder if they ever will. Probably not. But everything you said was total, unadulterated truth…

    • Admiral_Komack

      Re: shooting babies.
      I believe Gc mentioned the same point yesterday (if not dead on, very close, in my opinion).
      So did others.
      I’m waiting to see what the NRA does (I have 5,000 quatloos down for dredging up bullshit).
      Jake Tapper: a douchebag which is another reason if and when I control the TV, I don’t watch CNN.

      • nellcote

        I’m hoping the NRA goes full metal gun nut tomorrow. Just to expose to the largest audience possible just what insane terrorists they are.

      • conlakappa

        Tapper is in ABC’s stable.

        • AxelFoley

          He went to CNN as of today.

          • JojoRaze

            I cannot STAND Jack Tapper and have routinely avoided ABC News just because of him. My family and I watch CNN on the regular since we’ve been doing so for years, and that’s the most palatable and accessible national news in the morning. Soledad is a must watch for me before I leave my house and MSNBC’s chyron setup makes me dizzy.

            If Jack Tapper is gonna be on CNN, I’m gonna have to change my viewing habits. I’m gonna start watching MSNBC more, even if it means just DVRing Soledad’s show.

            I finally caught Rev Al’s show last week and it’s good. He has great guests and Martin Bashir is cool too.

        • Admiral_Komack

          Jake Tapper signs on with CNN from ABC

          Posted by
          CNN Political Unit

          (CNN) – Jake Tapper, most recently an ABC News correspondent and author, is joining CNN as chief Washington correspondent and an anchor, the network announced Thursday.

          Tapper was previously the senior White House correspondent for ABC News. ABC’s White House team will pick up the network’s political correspondent, Jonathan Karl.

          http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/20/jake-tapper-signs-on-with-cnn-from-abc/

          • GreenLadyHere

            Admiral – –LOL – –THANKS 4 da – -WARNING!! LOL – — – -

    • rikyrah

      this is a brilliant comment.

      thank you.

      this shooting has turned their asses over and upside down.

      their first course is always to blame the victim – the victim HAD to be ‘doing something’…isn’t that what we were told about Trayvon and Jordan. They HAD to be doing ‘SOMETHING’.

      Well, these folks were doing something – children just going to school, and the adults were at their fucking job.

      next, it’s always, well, the guns….where’d they come from?

      ALL of these were legally bought.

      ALL of them, every last one of the killing machines.

      next….well, we don’t have anything to compare it too.

      Actually, we do. We have a comparison all the way around the world. A crazyman went into a school in China, and he hurt 22 children. But…they all lived, because he DIDN’T HAVE ACCESS TO A GUN. All he had was a knife, because China has gun control.

      So, 22 still alive children vs. 20 dead children.

      Then, they use the ‘ well, they weren’t trained to use those weapons’.

      EH…

      yes, he was. His mother, who was stupid enough to have weapons in a house with a mentally ill person – took this mofo to the gun range – all the time.

      they can’t blame it on a Black or Brown person….

      they don’t know what to do.

      • conlakappa

        The WashPost had an article about the lack of sympathy being directed at the loss of the mother/her being in the count of the dead. No doubt, it marks the beginning of rehabbing her rep, no doubt.

        • isonprize

          As I said. the “save a Becky” campaign began a few days ago.

          • conlakappa

            I don’t think it was getting traction in Newtown though. I think it crystallized when the President also absented her from the count. According to the article, one of her bar friends whispered “7″ under her breath when the President said, “…and 6 adults.” Of course, he was speaking of the slaughter at the school but any search for offense is a worthy one.

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        Exactly. They went to the first person of color, President Barack Obama, indirectly trying to blame him for what happened. I mean, Tapper cited Columbine, which happened back in 1999, when Bill Clinton was President, George W. Bush was running for President, and Barack Obama was an unknown Illinois State Senator contemplating a run for a U.S. House Seat. Tell me, which person has more power and responsibility to handle the crisis of guns in the country at that time? Seriously, its like they have dropped off the back of a moving truck on this.

    • TyrenM

      GovChris. So on point. One thought

      “I seriously think that what really fucks em up was that it wasn’t one of US that did the shooting, but it was a white guy who they could picture their elder sons hanging with and their elder daughters (fucking and bringing home. If he killed his own mother, WE wouldn’t have a chance)

      dating that did it. Which is why they are on board with gun control legislation now.

      Other than that, just right..

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        Actually, that was a better addition to that, thanks so much. LOL!!!

    • isonprize

      DAMN. Govchris, just…. DAMN.

    • Miranda

      PREACH!!!!

    • edp4bho

      Just WOW !! You’re all up in my head, govchris !

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – -Here’s VP BIDEN – - –ON HIS -J-O-B! :>) – -

    — –Biden convenes gun violence task force – -

    – — –Vice President Biden held the first meeting of the White House’s gun-violence working group on Thursday, convening law enforcement officials and Cabinet secretaries for a meeting at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

    Biden said the group would work to find “a comprehensive way in which to respond to the mass murder of our children that we saw in Connecticut.” He said he felt it was important to launch the effort with a “frank” discussion among those who saw the aftermath of gun violence on a daily basis.

    — “You have a much more holistic view about how to deal with violence on our streets and in our country,” Biden added.

    – -The vice president said he would also call on the law enforcement officials to help in a legislative push against “everything from cop-killer bullets to type of weapons that should be off the street,” adding there was “no reason” why an updated assault weapons ban could not pass Congress.
    THERE IS MORE

    – — -IT’S ON!! –:>) – - –THANK U – –VP Joe. :>)

    • isonprize

      GLH, that MY police chief, Charles Ramsey, sitting to Ol’ Handsome Joey’s left.

      Raised in Chicago, unfortunately, earning his fame as chief in DC when that crazy sniper was terrorizing DC, Ramsey is now chief in Philadelphia (one of the few things Nutter did right was to make sure he stayed in Philadelphia)

      • GreenLadyHere

        isonprize – - -Woo! Hoo! – –Good on U. :>) – - -

        Proud of him!! :>)

      • conlakappa

        And notoriety for coming onto local reporters! Glad he found a situation that is right for him.

        • isonprize

          say what??

          • conlakappa

            Here in D.C., yes. I think he thought he was being flirtatious but clearly didn’t have enough of a rap. He’d done so at the end of interviews with a tv reporter or two.

  • dannie22

    so did jake tapper get kicked out of the wh press corps?

    • goldenstar

      He better stay out of Soledad’s sight…or she’ll be askin’ him where he been.

    • Admiral_Komack

      …and he wears a stained blue dress when he does…

      • Alma98

        You got enough food and drinks in the lounge? lol.

      • conlakappa

        I told you all that he and Monica have a history. He might have access to the dress!

      • GreenLadyHere

        A-D-M-I-R-A-L!!! – — – - – — – —- – - – - – - – -> — -

        How did U get OUT????- – LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - – -UPDATE on Donaldson. – –***shakin my head*** – - -

    – —Sam Donaldson waives arraignment on DUI charge – -

    – –Authorities say ABC News veteran and former correspondent Sam Donaldson has waived arraignment on a driving under the influence charge in Delaware.

    Police in the southern coastal town of Lewes say the 78-year-old Donaldson was stopped Dec. 1 for a traffic violation. Police say the officer determined Donaldson had been drinking and gave him field sobriety tests.

    – –Donaldson was arrested and later released. —

    Court officials said Thursday that Donaldson waived the arraignment set for Friday. The case has not yet been scheduled for trial.
    THERE IS MORE

    He’s lucky that his name was NOT – - -”POOKY –”G-MAN” JOHNSON. –

    He woulda been –in da jail. – –

    Jus’ sayin’. . . .

    • conlakappa

      But did they let him keep his rug on?

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL – –YES! – –THEY di-ent TAKE anything — -since they – -LET him go, LOL – — -

        • conlakappa

          I mean for his arrest photo!

          • GreenLadyHere

            HAH! – - -His arrest PHOTO? – - — -Seems as ifff – - – -IT was NOT MADE –PUBLIC. – -YET.

            ***furrowed brow*** —-NOT! –:>)

          • conlakappa

            Mug shots are public information. Think of how many times we’ve seen those of LiLo.

  • creolechild

    Do Your Senators Support an Assault Weapons Ban?

    Barely 48 hours after the Newtown massacre, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced that she’d introduce “a bill to ban assault weapons” on day one of the next congressional session. “It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation, and the possession,” she said on Meet the Press. “And it will ban the same for big clips, drums, or strips of more than 10 bullets.”

    So far, only a few of her colleagues have dared to weigh in. But all of them will be under pressure to do so, and Mother Jones is tracking all of their responses—99 sitting senators*, 12 members-elect, and one member-designate. Here is a look at the senators who have responded so far (as of 10 a.m. EST, December 19): [....]

    Read more: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/12/senate-assault-weapons-ban-newtown

    H/T Adam Weinstein

    • JojoRaze

      Great resource! Gladly both my senators are on board for an assault weapons ban. I was surprised by Kristin Gillibrand’s endorsement since she was an Upstate NY pro-gun Dem, but she seems very pragmatic into catering to the desires of her constituents. When she was a representative in upstate NY she mirrored those constituents, and now that she’s a statewide politician, she’s reflecting the larger state viewpoint on this.

  • creolechild

    Obama doubles size of California marine sanctuary, adorable otters rejoice

    President Obama has proposed that more than 2,700 square miles off the coast of Northern California be added to the national marine sanctuary system, which would protect the area from oil and gas drilling permanently. It would be the biggest addition to the 40-year-old system in 20 years, doubling the total protected sanctuary area.[....]

    Read more: http://grist.org/news/obama-doubles-size-of-california-marine-sanctuary-adorable-otters-rejoice/

    H/T Susie Cagle

    • nellcote

      That sanctuary needs to extend a couple of hundred miles north.

  • creolechild

    This old prison in Illinois may be transformed into a farming paradise

    It’s not every day that a former prison work camp is given new life as a place to grow food. But that’s exactly what’s happening in Peoria, Ill., where Hanna City, the shuttered facility that was also once a home for delinquent boys and a 1950s Air Force radar base, is being reborn as a food hub and farm incubator site. The 40-acre patch of land is growing on local sustainability supporters, who believe it could be easily transformed into a farm training center and production location, helping to boost the local economy and supply food to the region’s vast food deserts.[....]

    Read more: http://grist.org/food/this-old-prison-in-illinois-may-be-transformed-into-a-farming-paradise/

    H/T Lori Rotenberk

    • Admiral_Komack

      Toss that salad, y’all!

      • Alma98

        You just couldn’t help yourself could you? HAHAHAHA!

      • isonprize

        whisperin’…

        Lawd, pray for your child, Admiral Komack, for he knows not what he says.

        and, Lawd, please deliver him some pizza and somethin’ to drank in the bad lounge as he will be there for weeks on end.

        Thankya, Lawd. In his name, Amen.

        • GreenLadyHere

          – –LOL – –isonprize. LOL – —

          IMMA STR8 join U. LOL – - – -

          – –Annnd Lawd – -please give him some – - -”self control”. –Annnd the ability 2 admit when he errs. – –We ti’ed of hearin’ – — “I di-ent do it.” – –

          But let him know that we love him ’cause – –ALL HAVE – -ERRED annnd come short. . – - –

          — -JUST NOT THIS FREQUENTLY!! – LOL – - –***shakin’ my head*** – -

          AMEN! — AMEN! – –annnd AMEN. :>) – - -

          Thank U — isonprize. :>)

  • JojoRaze

    I’m watching the re-runs of “Amish Mafia”–I didn’t watch it when it came on–and I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry. Especially the ep with the black Amish dude Alan Beiler who had an Amish chick in full regalia cornrowing his hair.

    I feel like I’m being punked. I don’t know what to think. I’ve lost the ability to can, as Luvvie says.

    • rikyrah

      I don’t even care if it’s fake..

      it’s hilarious

    • AxelFoley

      specially the ep with the black Amish dude Alan Beiler who had an Amish chick in full regalia cornrowing his hair.

      I don’t even…I can’t…

      • rikyrah

        it was funnier than a mutha

      • JojoRaze

        Dude was sitting down like Shug Knight and some white Amish chick, in the full garb, neatly cornrowing his hair. I questioned life upon seeing this.

        Apparently, dude’s story is that his mother is white and Amish and she left the community for a bit and then went back when he was 9 and he grew up in the Amish community and officially adopted, but I guess he wasn’t baptized. They even showed dude driving a buggy.

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

          Please tell me he had spinning rims!

          • JojoRaze

            No, it was just a regular ole buggy, but they showed him driving it.

        • isonprize

          Jojo. you gon stop playin’ with me.

          I have lost the ability to can. straight STOLEN from Luvvie

          • JojoRaze

            Girl, I thought I was on something when I saw it…I had that feeling the entire time I was watching the episodes.

            Alan Beiler, that’s black Amish dude’s name, is basically Lebanon Levi’s club manager, managing the “huts” club events that Amish teens go to.

            But they sho nuff had Beiler sitting on a chair near some hay getting his hair cornrowed by a white Amish lady in the head covering and everything.

            I don’t think I’ll view the show on the regular, since it feels as if I’m hallucinating when I see the setups they have. I can’t deal with the dissonance I feel.

          • rikyrah

            this entire show has me LMBAO.

            I can’t help it. I don’t even care if it’s all fake and these are actors…

            this show is just LOL funny as hell

  • creolechild

    Aiming High: Hyatt Housekeepers Seek to Join Hotel’s Corporate Board

    While Michigan workers gained attention by protesting their state legislature’s right-to-work law this week, in Illinois, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts housekeepers are aiming for a largely untested (at least in the United States) strategy for influencing their employer’s decisionmaking: the Hyatt workers are trying to persuade Hyatt’s board of directors to add one of their employee housekeepers to its corporate board.[....]

    As members of UNITE HERE, a union representing workers from the fast food, hotel, gaming, textile, and several other industries, the Hyatt workers have alleged that Hyatt holds them responsible for unreasonable amounts of work, including cleaning up to thirty rooms per day.[....] To help address these issues, the protesters seek to pressure Hyatt into reforming its board by including a worker. They presented the idea to Farley Kern, Hyatt’s Vice President of Communications, on Tuesday, and are waiting for feedback about their proposal.[....]

    Read more: http://www.alternet.org/speakeasy/rhrealitycheck/aiming-high-hyatt-housekeepers-seek-join-hotels-corporate-board

    H/T Sheila Bapat

  • Kennymack1971

    Way to go Speaker Boehner. You wasted a whole day on a bill you knew didn’t have the votes to pass. Good job good effort!

    • GN

      He can’t whip his own caucus, wow. This has got to be one of the weakest Speakers of this generation.

      • conlakappa

        But the WashPost assured me that Eric Hairdo has his back, yep, totally supports all that the speaker is doing!!! That article was no doubt brought to me by Cantor’s press office.

        • GN

          Hahaha indeed! Cantor has got to just be salivating, waiting for the opportunity to take him out.

          • conlakappa

            Every photo I’ve ever seen of those two miscreants together has Orange looking at him warily and Hairdo look at him contemptuously. Their media mouthpieces can try to tell me to not believe my lying eyes but I’m not falling for it.

  • Kennymack1971

    Way to go Speaker Boehner. You wasted a whole day on a bill you knew didn’t have the votes to pass. Good job good effort!

  • GN

    At thepeoplesview, Deaniac has, as usual, a great piece translating the nuts and bolts of SS policy as it pertains to President Obama’s negotiation strategy. So well worth the read: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/12/dear-liberals-chained-cpi-is-not-cut-to.html#disqus_thread

    So someone must have sent out the bat signal to the emos because they came into the comments section with the usual plethora of fact-free, sensationalist, emoting. The following is just such a classic, classic exchange:

    ********************
    Purity commenter:
    Just remove the damn cap on Social Security wages or better yet, make all income subject to FICA.

    deaniac:
    Great idea. Please list the 218 House members and 51 Senators who will vote to make it so. And back up each one with a public statement saying they would do so. I mean it. List that or don’t comment again. I’m serious.
    ********************

    Score one for the reality-based community! I love that place.

    • Ebogan63

      That jackass and others got told by deaniac!

      • GN

        Indeed; I wonder why they bother coming over there, because he does so much policy research and won’t hesitate to come into the comments section and curb stomp ignorant comments. Really is another go-to place for great articles and stellar moderation.

        • Ebogan63

          They always try to flex and get beat down! Personally, I love it!

        • crazycanuck

          Deaniac doesn’t play, I like that.

          • GN

            Indeed, he certainly doesn’t, and I like + appreciate that too, because I rely on that space to provide well-reasoned, well-researched, fact-based analysis of subjects, many of which translate obscure esoterica in such a manner that non-experts can follow along. It would be a shame if such were “balanced” out by unchallenged fact-free slogans and firebaggery in the comments section. They do a good at that space.

        • isonprize

          curb stomp ignorant comments

          Punks jump up to get beat down. F’real!

          • GN

            There was even a comment there which claimed that the President is becoming “increasingly irrelevant.” There’s no real debate to be had with people who simply omit the facts to pursue their strange vendetta against PBO, just like the far right. I’m glad that TPV editors simply correct and then dismiss the nonsense.

      • AxelFoley

        Deaniac doesn’t suffer fools gladly.

    • GN

      Oops, I see that the great TPV pieces were discussed in the morning thread–oh well, the duplication will help people who are coming in tardy like me to catch up.

    • GN

      Oops, I see that the great TPV pieces were discussed in the morning thread–oh well, the duplication will help people who are coming in tardy like me to catch up.

  • rikyrah

    Sam Jackson on Playing the House Ni**a in ‘Django Unchained’ (Watch)

    Blacktree TV’s Jamaal Finkley spoke to Samuel L. Jackson this past weekend to discuss the actor’s controversial role in the equally controversial Quentin Tarantino film “Django Unchained.”

    In the production, Jackson plays a Steven, the “house ni**a.” No, he doesn’t do the “yessa boss, I’s comin’” thing, but there’s no doubt he’s, well a “house ni*a.” and quite frankly he’s a damn good one, too. It’s one of those roles, like the film itself, that’s going to piss of a LOT of black folk. But, you won’t be able to stop looking at what you’re seeing. Oh yeah, don’t be shocked if he gets an Oscar nod for the role.

    So, what’s the process with Sam and Quentin? They’ve have history (“Jackie Brown,” “Pulp Fiction). Finkley started things off by basically asking what is it about their relationship that allows them to work together and create great characters and chemistry?

    “Quentin writes the stories and he presents the characters to me and I look at it and say it’s a good challenge and I’ll do it,” responded Jackson. “When he sent ‘Django to me, I read it and he told me you’re Steven, and I was like it’s 15 years too late to be Django because … I wanna be a western hero with guns and you want me to be the most despised negro in cinematic history.”

    But we’re talking Samuel L. Jackson here. Once he takes a role, no matter what it is, even a lowly character like Steven, he’s going to try and hit it out the park, which he did. He adds half jokingly …

    Read more at http://www.eurweb.com/2012/12/sam-jackson-on-playing-the-house-nia-in-django-unchained-watch/#o1sgOreI6k65vL0i.99

    • conlakappa

      Whenever I see ads for it, dueling in my head are the theme songs from “Thomasine and Bushrod” and “Buck and The Preacher.”

    • isonprize

      I may be in the minority, but I have absolutely no desire to see this film. None, Zero, Zip, especially at Christmas.

      • JojoRaze

        I saw the special one TVOne with Jamie Foxx and Quentin Tarrantino and I’m kind of intrigued…I don’t go to the movies, so I wouldn’t shell money out on it, but I’m looking forward to the movie being “On Demand” or on FX in a year or so.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– –***passes around the POU popcorn*** LOL – -

    – — -Democratic Rep. Goes Off On GOP, Apologizes To Benghazi Testifiers: ‘You Have Been Brought Here As A Ruse’ – -

    — – –During today’s congressional hearings over the Benghazi attacks, retiring Democratic Rep. Gary Ackerman (NY) used his speaking time to attack the Republican Party and personally apologize to the State Department officials for their being brought before Congress as part of a GOP partisan “ruse.”

    “I want to first start by apologizing to the deputy secretaries because you have been brought here as a ruse,” Ackerman pointedly said to the testifiers seated before microphones along a table before him. “You are being used as foils to the conflicting intentions of some people on our committee and others in Washington for partisan political purposes.”

    He continued to tear into the Republicans for helping Congress to become a “partisan bickering bunch of grousing old people trying to exploit whatever we can to our political advantage.” Yeesh.

    The retiring congressman then lamented that his colleagues “have become people who want to exploit any kind of national calamity to the political advantage of our party. And the public is sick and tired of it.”

    – –THIS – - ->He suggested the Republican Party’s “attitude” plays a big factor, and that they lost this year’s presidential election because of that and their repeated referring to President Obama “in such vile terms,” attempting to paint him as an “illegitimate” leader.

    -Ackerman went on to dismiss the Republican concerns over the administration’s handling of the Benghazi attacks, boiling down the situation as Republicans “trying to quibble around here on this particular issue of the narrative rather than how we work together to make things better, to quibble over somebody said a particular word or didn’t use the right word, rather than figure out how to avoid the mistakes that might been made to not lose American lives in the future.”
    THERE IS MORE!

    – - -Oooooooweeeee! – - -***MORE popcorn??**** — LOL- -

    **SKIP da BAND AIDS. – -SCHEDULED SURGERIES!!*** – –LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    BWAHAHAHA!! – –YA MEAN – –DEY –LOST –AGAIN!?? – - — LOL – -

    CAN we – -GLOAT!!?? – –

    – — -G.O.P. Leaders in House Pull Tax Bill, Citing Lack of Votes

    – — –House Republican leaders abruptly pulled their fallback tax bill from the floor Thursday night, conceding that they did not have the votes to pass it.

    “The House did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass,” Speaker John A. Boehner said in a statement. “Now it is up to the president to work with Senator Reid on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff.”

    The decision was a major setback for the speaker, who was pushing his so-called Plan B to prevent lower tax rates from expiring on most Americans. It came after the House had narrowly approved a plan to suspend planned Pentagon cuts.

    With just days to go before more than a half trillion dollars in tax increases and spending cuts kick in, a chasm separates congressional Republicans from President Obama, even though the latest deficit offers from the president and the speaker are numerically very close.

    – — -SNIP – —
    – –The 13 Republican “no” votes on the procedural motion included members who have long been a thorn in the speaker’s side, including three members his leadership recently threw off their committees: Representatives Justin Amash of Michigan, Tim Huelskamp of Kansas and Walter Jones of North Carolina. But they also included influential conservatives like Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, who heads the conservative Republican Study Committee, and backbenchers like Representative Trent Franks of Arizona, not known as trouble for the leadership.

    THERE IS MORE. —

    – - – - – -KARMA – –is doin’ a —HAPPY DANCE!! LOL – -

    – - — MR. PRESIDENT REACTS – - – –LOL – —

    • nellcote

      Now would be a good time for Nancy to bring up the Senate bill for a vote. There may be enough disgusted goopers left to get it passed.

      • GreenLadyHere

        nellcote. Good idea. :>)

  • rikyrah

    Sarah Palin’s Stalkerish Obama Obsession Gets Even Weirder and More Bizarre

    By: Jason EasleyDec. 20th, 2012

    President Obama’s celeb D-List stalker, Sarah Palin appeared on Fox News and gave a performance that was so weird it made Victoria Jackson and Ted Nugent look like a sanity convention.

    ………………………………………….

    Every once in a while it is fun to check in on the remains of what used to be Sarah Palin. (Before any of you start leaving comments about how Palin should never be written about, I agree. But just like a car crash on the side of the road, sometimes morbid curiosity gets the better of you and you just have to take a look.)

    Even by Palin’s usual standard of incoherent ramblings, this one was really weird. It is obvious that the more than four years since she lost the 2008 election have done nothing to ease her bitter jealousy of President Obama. What many don’t realize is that Sarah Palin left jealous a long time ago to become this president’s D-List former celebrity stalker. She appears to be torn between bitterness, and an obsession with every move this president makes.

    It seems Sarah Palin is taking that Fox News paycheck and not even making a token attempt to follow the news. She appears to be playing some bizarre word association game that only she understands. BFF Greta said more perfect union, which led Sarah on a verbal jaunt surrounded by the word constitution that made absolutely no sense. (I wonder if Fox News has a drug testing policy for on air talent?)

    As strange as that was, what followed next was the most jealous, envious, and ridiculous thing ever to come out of Sarah Palin’s mouth.

    She claimed that Obama did not deserve to be named Time’s Person of the Year because he hasn’t done anything.

    Obama only saw the unemployment rate drop, the economy grow, ended Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, signed a version of the Dream Act, had Obamacare ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court, and for good measure, he easily won reelection over Mitt Romney.

    http://www.politicususa.com/sarah-palins-stalkerish-obama-obsession-weirder.html

  • rikyrah

    hael viqueira @mikeviqueira

    POTUS has sucessfully turned a victoryin battle on election day into a rout of the republican party. This is the reckoning.

  • Rhoda
    • JojoRaze

      Boehner messed up royally when he stripped some of the TP members of chairmanships. You can’t insult your right flank and then expect them to vote for you.

      He should have kicked those guys out after he got re-elected as Speaker.

      Two: We are definitely going over the cliff on this. These Repubs are nuts.

    • rikyrah

      Orange Julius wanted to break out the Jack Daniels so bad – right there on the House floor tonight.

    • rikyrah

      this exchange earlier at BooMan had me LMAO:


      * [new] Re: Boehner Should Give Up and Resign (none / 0)

      I agree, its time for Boehner to “spend more time with his family.”

      by americanforlibertyon Thu Dec 20th, 2012 at 12:22:17 PM EST

      the response:

      Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, and Johnnie Walker?

      by RTon Thu Dec 20th, 2012 at 01:02:28 PM EST

  • lamh36

    I just watched the video of Cantor as he was leaving the meeting after the vote was tabled. People are labeling it the “walk of shame”, but from the smirk on Cantor’s face, I don’t think he is “shamed” at all. I think Cantor’s perfectly happy with the knife he put in Boehner’s back. He literally looks like the cat that ate the canary.

    Seriously look at the video and tell me that Cantor looks doesn’t look like a cat who sees a bowl of cream right within this reach.

    I’m not up on my Bible lit, but would Cantor not be Boehner’s Judas?

    • rikyrah

      Et tu, Eric?

      HELL YEAH, he shived that knife in Orange Julius’ back.

    • isonprize

      smug, arrogant, cocky, shit-eating grin — all of the above. Wow, dude is just too pleased with himself, isn’t he?

    • JojoRaze

      You right Lamh, this ain’t no walk of shame. Cantor looked like was gonna dougie, he was so happy. He’s cool as the other side of the pillow about the entire situation. I would resist calling Cantor Boehner’s Judas since Cantor is Jewish, and the idea of Jews as Judas is an anti-Semitic trope. It’s also a nonsensical trope since Christ and the disciples were Jewish, but it seems as if Cantor really did backstab Boehner. That O’Jays song “Backstabbers” is more apt.

      • lamh36

        completely forgot that Cantor was Jewish, so I never even equated Judas = Jewish, even though I have heard the trope before.

        It was just the first name that came to my mind.

        • JojoRaze

          I can see why it came to mind, but I was just wary about it.

          Still, Cantor stuck that knife deep in Boehner’s back and is smiling about it.

    • Miranda

      I thought the exact same thing. Cantor is straight jacking Boehner, in broad daylight.

  • rikyrah

    From TOD:

    Nena20409
    December 20, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Karma? Prudence? Poetic Justice. Fate?

    They wanted his Waterloo. They wanted to break him. They worked their hardest to make him a one term president. Jan 21, 2010, SCOTUS gave them the Citizen United ruling. 32 Billionaires, Fox declared 2X in 2009 and 2010 by two of their VPs that president Obama was their opposition. Ailes tried to recruit Petreaus. Murdoch was donating millions to TBGOPers. MSM joined in.

    All For what?

    They hate pres Obama more than they love America,

    FORWARD!

  • rikyrah

    Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

    Shorter Boehner to Pres. Obama: “Screw you, I’m going with Plan B.” Shorter Pres. Obama: “Please Proceed, Mr. Speaker.”

    • nellcote

      I love this Tweet sooooo much!

  • rikyrah

    From TOD:

    Eleroy
    December 20, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Barack Michael Coleone Obama ROCKS!!!

    You better believe it!!!

    Shalom!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - -GOOD ENTERTAINMENT NEWS – –:>) – -

    – –Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams Broadway-bound – –

    - — Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams and Condola Rashad will be joining Cicely Tyson on “The Trip to Bountiful.”

    Producers said Thursday that the trio have signed up to star in a revival of Horton Foote’s moving play about acceptance and coming home. It first appeared on Broadway in 1953 and became a 1985 film starring Geraldine Page.

    Tyson, who is an Academy Award nominee and is an Emmy Award winner, will now have some glittering company onstage: Gooding has an Oscar, Williams is a Tony and Emmy nominee, and Rashad has a Tony nomination for “Stick Fly.”
    THERE IS MORE. – - –Woo! Hoo! – -:>) – -

    All kinds of TALENT!! :>) – - – - – -PERHAPS some – –AWARDS!! – - -:>) –

    – - -The Trip to Bountiful (1985) Trailer —-Just imagine. . . :>) – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —- Musin’: – - -:>)

    – - — – -Boehner was CALLIN’ out 2 the LEAVIN’ — RE-THUCKERS: –

    What about my –PLAN C?? U WANNA HEAR IT?? – -LOL

    • isonprize

      Dang, Disqus Hateus again. I had a pic of PLAN C. Boner CRYING! LOLOL

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL – — Isonprize♥. – –** PA fist bump** :>) – - – -LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    Ohhhh — -SHUT UP — “LYIN-RYAN” – - -

    – - –Paul Ryan Claims House GOP’s Latest Fiscal Cliff Scheme Doesn’t Include ‘A Single Tax Increase’

    — – - -House Republicans plan to vote tonight on their so-called “Plan B,” which would void the tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for the end of the year. Instead, the GOP’s two measures would cut spending from a series of consistent GOP punching bags — food stamps, Obamacare, and Wall Street reform among them — and then extend the Bush tax cuts on income up to $1 million.

    However, Plan B would allow the lapse of several key tax credits — including expansions of the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit — meaning that it would raise taxes on millions of low-income and middle-class families. The Tax Policy Center found that nearly one-quarter of Americans in the lowest income quintile would see their taxes go up by an average of $934.

    – – — -But don’t tell House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) — fresh off his failed Vice Presidential bid — who claimed on the House floor that “there’s not a single tax increase that we’re proposing here”:

    With respect to taxes, heh, what we are trying to do here is limit the damage to the taxpayer. There’s not a single tax increase that we’re proposing here, not a single. What we’re saying is, prevent as many tax increases as possible from hitting anybody in this economy. – - –[LIAR!!]

    Watch it:

    – — -IT’S OVA! —-Nobody CARES WHAT U HADTA SAY!! — -HAH!! —

    I KNOW! — -Bu —bu -BUT —”He’s sooooo smart!”. –HAH!

    • morphus

      Yeah right. Foreign Policy’s top thinker on all things budgetary who laid low through out the ‘cliff’ talks and then comes out at the end when he thought it was safe.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ morphus. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – - -**fist bump*** – - -2 THIS – - -who laid low through out the ‘cliff’ talks and then comes out at the end when he thought it was safe. — -SPEAK TRUTH!! LOL –

        BUT – - -HE/THEY keep 4-gettin’ – — -NO WEAPON – [Includin' THEMSELVES!] — -FORMED AGAINST HIM – — SHALL PROSPER! — – IT! – - – -WON’T! – -WORK!! – — HAH! – -

        – —EPIC LOSER!! – –

        Good 2 C U morphus. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – — -Gallup – -IZZAT U??? – –NO! – - -U CAIN’T B OUR FRIEND NOW! – HAH!

    — –Gallup: Obama’s approval at 56 percent – -

    – — – —President Obama’s approval rating has risen to 56 percent in the Gallup poll, the highest rating in the rolling survey since October of 2009.

    That the president’s post-election approval continues to grow despite a failure to strike a deficit deal could be a troubling sign for House Republicans looking for leverage in the final days before the “fiscal cliff” deadline. The poll might also be evidence that the nation may be rallying behind Obama and his gun control efforts in the aftermath of last week’s school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

    There remains a sharp partisan divide in the approval ratings. While 91 percent of Democrats approve of the president, 54 percent of Independents and 16 percent of Republicans say the same.
    THERE IS MORE.

    BTW – –WE WON!! – –Despite YOUR – -NEGATIVITY!!! – HAH!

    –GLOAT!! – -

  • GreenLadyHere

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

    – — -FIRST: – - -2-DAY was a GOOD DAY! – –NO “PLAN ALPHABET” —A – — B —orrr — C! — -LOL!

    - – - CONTINUE 2 PRAY 4: – - -MR. PRESIDENT♥/VP Joe♥;– – -the NEWTOWN families; — the STORM VICTIMS —EACH OTHER♥ – - AMEN. -

    —– –The First Noel – Whitney Houston -[MISS U SWEET DIVA♥] – - -

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