April 21, 2014

Thursday Afternoon Thread: Tanisha’s Story

Dear Mr. President,

I was getting ready to embark on a new journey, start my adult life, and go to college. Then at seventeen I was involved in a tragic car accident. I was told I would never walk again. I realized I had a decision to make. I could either succumb to my injury or I could succeed in spite of my injury. Since then I’ve graduated from college magna cum laude and I was accepted into law school. Although my father did not attend college himself, he was a hard worker, he always told me: “Go get a good education because if you lose everything no one can ever take your knowledge or degree away from you.”

The steps you have taken to make college more affordable will ensure that families like mine will be able to send their children to college as well. I will always support you because middle class families like mine need to have a leader like you standing up for the issues that matter most.

Sincerely,
Tanisha Elliott

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

      Dave’s a better journo than the ones that get paid to be journos.

      • isonprize

        Letterman and Stephen Colbert. I’ve gotten more real questions, real pushbacks from both of them as comedians than I have with the supposed journalists.

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

    About who owns Bossip…They’re owned by Mogul Media Group http://moguldom.com/ which is “a private African American owned business registered with the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council” according to its website.

    Jamarlin Martin
    Chairman and CEO

    Judene Walden
    EVP, Moguldom Women

    Marve Frazier
    Chief Creative Officer
    CEO, Bossip.com

    Liz Burr
    Managing Director
    Moguldom Studios
    http://moguldom.com/about-us/

    Contact Info:

    Moguldom New York
    171 Madison Avenue
    #1500
    New York, NY 10016
    646.450.4664

    Moguldom Atlanta
    4470 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd
    Ste 504
    Atlanta, GA 30338
    678.691.0423

    Moguldom Los Angeles
    610 S. Main Street
    #611
    Los Angeles, CA 90014
    213.239.5684

    • Ebogan63

      Good they need to hear from us.

    • sagittarius

      Just Googled Jamarlin Martin to find an e-mail address. Interesting that 2 intellectual property lawsuits came up: http://www.rfcexpress.com/lawsuits/trademark-lawsuits/new-york-southern-district-court/90716/chinazor-okasi-v-jamarlin-martin-et-al/related-cases/

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        EXCELLENT – — INVESTIGATIVE WORK!! :>) —Woo! Hoo!

        THANK U – -soooo MUCH!! :>)

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia – — AHA!! — -REALLY!!??? – –A HERD of HATAS!! – — -

      – - -NOW — -Where’s my TELEPHONE!?? – –LIGHTIN’ ‘EM UP!! HAH!

      – - – -***clearin’ my throat*** LOL

      - –THANK U. – — – Sepia. – — :>)

    • sagittarius

      Here’s Judene Walden’s LinkedIn profile. Interesting that her last position was with Johnson Publishing… and she left right around the time Desiree Rogers took over as CEO. I’m meeting a connected friend for dinner this evening… perhaps I need to ask some questions…

      http://www.linkedin.com/pub/judene-walden/3/1a/147

      • Ebogan63

        Sag is on it!!!

      • Daltex82

        Work it Sag, work it!

        I use to post at that site just to tell them what a sorry pile of dung I thought they were, needless to say most of my post either disappeared or never appeared.

    • sagittarius

      Here’s Liz Burr’s LinkedIn profile. Says she’s a member of AKA, headquartered here in Chicago. Think I’ll send an e-mail to the Grand Basileus at AKA to see if this type of activity is befitting a member of their sorority.

      http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=7589383&pid=8996167&authType=name&authToken=Anv9&trk=pbmap

      • Town

        Isn’t Michelle Obama an honorary member of AKA?

        • GreenLadyHere

          HEEY Town. **BIG HUG **** :>)—-

          YES. Jul 20, 2008 | Posted by: Know4life
          Michelle Obama Joins Alpha Kappa Alpha, a Historically Black Sorority
          —-

          WAIT TIL THIS sista GETS THIS MEMO. Though – –She shoulda KNOWN.

          Good 2 C U Town. :>)

    • sagittarius

      Here’s Jamarlin Martin’s LinkedIn profile… says he’s a graduate of Morehouse College. Perhaps an e-mail needs to be sent to the president of Morehouse to determine if this type of activity is befitting an alumnus of this university.

      http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=55065137&pid=7589383&authType=name&authToken=0o8l&trk=pbmap

    • Admiral_Komack

      What happened with Bossip?

      • Miranda
        • Admiral_Komack

          Thank you.

          I saw the title of the article and the picture of the First Lady of the United States of America, so I fired off a reply, having my comments in ALL CAPS, basically calling them bastards, and telling them that this was not a compliment.
          Since they have a moderator, I doubt my comments will see the light of day.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        STR8 — -DISRESPECTED OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY!! – —FRONT PAGE. DESPICABLE!!
        U hafta C it.- – -I ‘ON’T wanna describe it.

        Good 2 C U Admiral. :>)

        • Admiral_Komack

          Oooooo…they got a moderator.
          Translation: They are getting their ass handed to them because of the article and the picture.

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL Admiral – - — YEP! :>) There’s A MUTINY in the COMMENTS!! – –

            BUT —- -NO FAUXpology!

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

    West Philly to Mitt, “We don’t believe you! You need more people!”

    Lucretia Wilson, 64, a retired prison teacher, was among the Obama supporters who showed up to protest Romney’s visit.

    “He is not in a middle class neighborhood right now, which I feel he’s probably totally unaware of. He’s in a neighborhood of working poor, people working hard every and still can’t get by,” Wilson said, before adding, “I wonder if Mitt Romney even knows any Afro-Americans. I bet he doesn’t.”

    Rhonda Shropscire, a human resources consultant who lived nearby, said she agreed with Romney that education reform is a civil rights issue, and called the state of local schools “almost immoral.”

    “But,” she added, “I think there is no way that Mitt Romney can understand what it is like if you, as a parent, have to rely on public education for your children. There are no options for these people.”

    MORE: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/in-west-philly-romney-faces-the-racial-politics-o

    • Miranda

      I think there is no way that Mitt Romney can understand what it is like if you, as a parent, have to rely on public education for your children. There are no options for these people.”
      ______________________

      Mitt DOESN”T understand, and worse..he doesn’t care too. The basis of a good economy is a good educational system…a good PUBLIC educational sytem..PERIOD.

  • rikyrah

    Restoring the middleman to higher education

    One of the overlooked accomplishments of President Obama’s term is the reform of the student-loan system — an effort that was decades in the making, but had been blocked by Republicans and bank lobbyists until 2010.

    Under the old system, the student-loan industry received billions in taxpayer subsidies to provide a service the government could perform for less. As Rachel explained on the show a month ago, in 2010, Democrats removed the middleman, streamlined the process, saved taxpayers a ton of money, and helped more young people get college degrees.

    Yesterday, Mitt Romney unveiled a new education agenda, which vows to bring the middleman back.

    Mr. Romney’s speech was almost entirely focused on K-12 education. But in his policy paper, he called for restoring private lenders to the subsidized college loan market. Congress passed a law in 2010 at Mr. Obama’s urging that eliminated government fees paid to private banks, an estimated savings of $68 billion over 10 years, which was channeled into Pell grants for the poorest students.

    Sure, Obama’s reforms save taxpayer money and help more young people go to college, but by streamlining the process, Democrats have cut into bank profits — and that can’t stand.

    Taken together, it’s quite a pitch Romney has to make to young adults and their families: a Romney administration will cut Pell Grants, make it harder to get student loans, and encourage students who struggle with tuition costs to “shop around” until they can find a college they can afford.

    The former governor recently said, “I don’t see how a young American can vote for, well, can vote for a Democrat.” Yeah, it’s quite the mystery.

    That wasn’t the only thing we learned about Romney’s education agenda yesterday. The Republican, in the midst of an extended harangue against teachers unions*, also endorsed school vouchers.

    ——————————————————————————–

    From the address:


    “As President, I will give the parents of every low-income and special needs student the chance to choose where their child goes to school. For the first time in history, federal education funds will be linked to a student, so that parents can send their child to any public or charter school, or to a private school, where permitted. And I will make that choice meaningful by ensuring there are sufficient options to exercise it.

    “To receive the full complement of federal education dollars, states must provide students with ample school choice.”

    Vouchers generally aren’t popular, and have repeatedly been voted down when put on statewide ballots, so Romney’s position may not do him any favors with voters.

    What’s more, the track record on voucher programs is poor — “experiments” in Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida, and D.C. all led to waste, mismanagement, and test scores that failed to improve. Of course, Romney is less concerned with results and more concerned with privatizing American education.

    Making matters even worse, Matt Yglesias took a closer look at a related Title 1 proposal. After some kids take the voucher and run, remaining kids in the underfunded public school will “have the option to use federal funds to purchase supplemental tutoring or digital courses from state-approved private providers rather than receiving Title I services from their district.”

    That’s far more problematic than it might sound.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/24/11861940-restoring-the-middleman-to-higher-education?lite

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – — -#18 — – AMAZON DROPS ALEC! – - – -Woo! Hoo! :>)

  • rikyrah

    Tony Soprano explains Bain Capital

    • isonprize

      Rikyrah, THIS IS BRILLIANT.

      Did HuffPuff really do this, or snatch it from someone else and just put their name on it?

      • Aquagranny911

        They probably stole it but it is brilliant! Weaving in Goodfellas & Tony Soprano with some of Bain’s activities was so point on. I love this!!!

      • rikyrah

        yeah, like AG said, they probably stole it, but hilarious is hilarious

  • rikyrah

    24 May 2012 10:56 AM
    Quote For The Day II

    “There was a woman in Iowa who shared her story of financial struggles, and he gave her an answer right out of an economic textbook. He said, “Our productivity equals our income.” And the notion was that somehow the reason people can’t pay their bills is because they’re not working hard enough. If they got more productive, suddenly their incomes would go up. Well, those of us who’ve spent time in the real world — (laughter) — know that the problem isn’t that the American people aren’t productive enough — you’ve been working harder than ever. The challenge we face right now, and the challenge we’ve faced for over a decade, is that harder work has not led to higher incomes, and bigger profits at the top haven’t led to better jobs,”
    - President Barack Obama.

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/05/quote-14.html

  • rikyrah

    What Obama Has Wrought
    Support for Maryland’s marriage equality referendum is up 12 points. The reason:

    The movement over the last two months can be explained almost entirely by a major shift in opinion about same-sex marriage among black voters. Previously 56% said they would vote against the new law with only 39% planning to uphold it. Those numbers have now almost completely flipped, with 55% of African Americans planning to vote for the law and only 36% now opposed

    The result is that current polling shows marriage equality leading in the referendum polls by 57 – 37 percent. Now we know polls have over-read support for marriage equality in the past – but 20 points is a very big margin to overcome.

    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/05/marriage-equality-update-1.html

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – —-HEEEEERE he goes AGAIN – - —

    – — -Newark Mayor Cory Booker Declares Drug War ‘A Failure,’ Endorses Medical Marijuana – — -

    – - – -Newark Mayor Cory Booker delivered a harsh critique of America’s war on drugs in a series of tweets last night. Booker described the war on drugs as a multi-billion dollar failure. Booker highlighted the disproportionate impact the drug war has on African-Americans and suggested the need to move away from incarceration as our policy response. Booker stopped short of endorsing full legalization of any drug. He did, however, call on New Jersey to legalize medical marijuana:
    THERE IS MORE.

    – - -I’m sorry: – –Was THIS UNDER DISCUSSION – - at THIS time?? – - –

    • Admiral_Komack

      Well, well, well!
      Cory Booker, trolling for the Ron Paul vote.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL – — Admiral – - — I think that he is LOSIN’ IT. Jumpin’ from – — TOPIC 2 TOPIC. – - – -

        He jus’ — – needsta – - –FALL BACK annnnd RE-SET. :>) —

        • Aquagranny911

          Does he have a “re-set” button? Just asking….

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL ASquagranny911 – –Maybe I was axin’ 2 MUCH. LOL.

          • conlakappa

            Now that he has international attention, he is making the most of it. The spotlight’s warm, warm glow can be hard to shake off.

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL conlakappa – — YEAH – - -BUT iff U get – –PUNKED — – -U oughtta KNOW 2 – - -FALL BACK!! :>)

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

      Uh, huh. Dude got an earful from his constituents and political enemies for backstabbing PBO on MTP, so now he’s trying to save face.

      • Miranda

        Dude will be climbing trees to save kittens, jumping in pools to “rescue” people (who will wonder why they’re being saved from floating) – no telling where Booker bout to take this. LOL

        • PBomb

          “Dude will be climbing trees to save kittens, jumping in pools to “rescue” people (who will wonder why they’re being saved from floating) – ”

          LOL!!
          You so crazy!!

      • GreenLadyHere

        THANK U –Sepia. – — -BU- – -bu – - -BUT – - -he flounderin’ like a fish which jumped out the tank. LOL

        He needsta – - -SLOW HIS ROLL. – - – -:>)

    • Admiral_Komack

      Well, that explains it…Cory Booker was smoking blunts before his appearance on MTP, mon.

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

        You ain’t right! LOL

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL Admiral – - – - –Seeeee – — — -U R a RIOT!! :>)

        ***whiperin’ – –BUT did U C his EYES!! **** — – -LOL.

  • rikyrah

    One of Jesse Kelly’s sore spots
    By Steve Benen – Thu May 24, 2012 1:54 PM EDT.

    With Gabrille Giffords having stepped aside to focus on her recovery, the special election to replace her in Arizona’s 8th congressional district is just three weeks away. Democrats have nominated Ron Barber, a former Giffords aide, while a familiar name will be on the ballot for Republicans.

    Remember Jesse Kelly? In 2010, the Tea Party Republican sponsored a campaign event in which supporters joined him in shooting a “fully automatic M-16.” The campaign’s announcement read at the time, “Get on target for November. Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office.” He also took a stand against food-safety regulations, suggesting it should be up to individuals to protect themselves from salmonella outbreaks.

    Kelly, in the same race, also accepted the endorsement of an anti-immigrant group called ALIPAC, which has been accused of having ties to white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

    Kelly lost a close race in 2010, but hopes to win the June 12 special election — but as the local ABC affiliate discovered, he and his campaign really doesn’t want to talk about ALIPAC.

    For the record, when you accept the support of accused extremists and neo-Nazis, “This election’s about jobs” isn’t a great answer.

    ALIPAC renewed its support for Kelly’s campaign last week

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/24/11862931-one-of-jesse-kellys-sore-spots?lite

    • Aquagranny911

      Ron Barber was taking some flack for not coming out strong for PBO but he is in a real purple & complicated district. He’s got to get himself elected before he can stand for anyone else. We need Ron Barber. Jesse kelly is a real nasty piece of work.

      • nellcote

        Will Barber have to run for the seat again this Nov?

        • Aquagranny911

          Yes.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – —-***tears**** annnnd ***smiles***

    -YES! – — WE! — -DO!! – – -HAVE HIS/THEIR BACKS – — -AS WE – - -MOVE FORWARD! – - -

    THIS is – - -INSPIRING. :>) THANK U. :>)

  • Miranda

    Mitt not greeted warmly in West Philly

    PHILADELPHIA — Mitt Romney ventured into one of Philadelphia’s poorest neighborhoods on Thursday, visiting a charter school to highlight his education proposals.

    West Philadelphia, notorious for its gang and crime problems and rampant poverty, is also home to the Universal Bluford Charter School, one of a network of schools in the city that target inner-city children.

    Romney rolled out his education platform for the first time on Wednesday, focusing on school choice and an expansion of charter schools for inner-city youth.

    He opted for a charter school that’s run by a Philadelphia-based non-profit and took over a troubled public school. But the charter school is on warning from the state because it hasn’t made academic progress in the first two years of its existence.

    more here
    http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=60BFFFF8-1902-4F06-A78A-5550C211A4DC

    • isonprize

      Let’s just say that whoever is ‘advising’ Myth R-money is doing a great job. I hope they keep it up. Seriously, I really do.

      PLEASE keep advising him to go charter schools in poor, black neighborhoods, please keep advising him to go to schools that have done no better, and often done worse, than the public schools that they took over. PLEASE, PLEASE, keep visiting schools that are run by people that know nothing about education.

      Please let him keep thinking that he can relate to black people by contrasting a single mom in a shelter with a couple of kids with a mom and a dad who are home for dinner every night.

      Yeah, Myth R-money advisor, PLEASE keep doing this.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda – - – -LOL. – - — -He goes 2 a NON-PUBLIC —-school 2 ROLL out a PLAN 4 – –PUBLIC EDUCATION???? – —–STOOPID!!! -

      — – Romney rolled out his education platform for the first time on Wednesday, focusing on school choice and an expansion of charter schools for inner-city youth. – —

      Soooo – — errybody should LEAVE the PUBLIC SCHOOLS annnd attend the 4-PAY CHARTER annnd other PRIVATE SCHOOLS.???

      THIS PHOOL!! – –***shakin’ my head***

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

      They think Black people are stupid! Mitt thought he was gonna roll into West Philly for a “See? I like Black people” photo op and it backfired.

      • conlakappa

        But did he ask again “who let the dogs out?”

    • nellcote

      Meet Romney’s ‘Special Advisor’ on education policy

      Once in Washington, Paige helped oversee Bush’s “Reading First” program, which “improperly encouraged” state and local education school officials to spend billions in federal grant money on products offered by favored companies, which happened to be Bush/Cheney donors.

      Paige also called the nation’s largest group of school teachers a “terrorist organization,” and rejected American public schools for lacking “the values of the Christian community.”

      So, here’s a question for the Romney campaign: why on earth is Rod Paige the candidate’s new “special advisor” on education policy?

      http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/23/11831575-meet-romneys-special-advisor-on-education-policy

      • conlakappa

        This is the guy who put little red schoolhouses at every Dept. of Ed. entrance, as if that were a time t wax nostalgic about.

        Disqus/teh iPad isn’t allowing me to edit.

  • rikyrah

    Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 05/24/2012
    TheWashingtonPost
    Romney moves to emphasize his competence with latest ad
    By Jamelle Bouie

    As Greg and I have argued in the past, Mitt Romney’s key asset is the appearence of competence. By virtue of his look, composure and business background, voters assume that he has command over issues and that he could succeed if elected president. In its first general-election advertisement, the Romney campaign showed voters what the GOP nominee would do on his first day as president, in an attempt to play on that perception. Today the campaign released its second ad, and it’s a continuation of the first – a day one, part two, which focuses on what Romney would do for the economy:

    On day one, according to this commercial, Romney would “announce deficit reductions,” “stand up” to China on trade and begin to repeal “job-killing regulations.” It’s not clear what any of this would mean in real life. The president can’t cut budgets by fiat, so what would Romney actually do to reduce deficits on his first day? He could press Congress to implement his budget plan, but it calls for massive tax cuts that would deprive the government of revenue and make deficit reduction less likely.

    From his previous rhetoric — “I will label China … a currency manipulator.… And they will recognize that if they cheat there is a price to pay” — it’s clear that Romney means a trade war when he says he plans to stand up to China. But as the Wall Street Journal rightfully pointed out in an editorial last fall, this would be a huge blunder; pursuing a trade war with China would drive up prices, hurt workers and damage our standing in the international community, especially on issues where Chinese help is invaluable. China-bashing might make for good politics (it’s par for the course in presidential elections), but it wouldn’t help the economy or create jobs.

    All of this gets to one of the big problems with Romney’s campaign; for all the talk of job creation, the Republican nominee doesn’t have a plan for stimulating the economy. You might argue for his tax cuts as a stimulative measure, but his other budget priorities — deep cuts to social spending — would counter any boost the economy gained from lower taxes. In a recent interview, Time magazine’s Mark Halperin gave Romney a chance to elaborate on his proposals for job creation, and the most he gave was a nod to his 59-point plan:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/romney-moves-to-emphasize-his-competence-with-latest-ad/2012/05/24/gJQAqwk3mU_blog.html

    • Ebogan63

      “As Greg and I have argued in the past, Mitt Romney’s key asset is the appearence of competence”

      This is such bullshit on many levels. He doesn’t even refer to his record as a Gov. in Mass, which would be the real indicator of his suitability as president. A guy that lies about his own name ain’t ‘competent’ as far as I’m concerned. #media fail

    • Miranda

      Mitt Romney’s key asset is the appearence of competence.
      _____________________

      wow…..they could have just said “he’s white” and not bothered with the pretense.

      • conlakappa

        …and has good hair…

  • GreenLadyHere

    — -miranda – — -UH! OH! – - – -MAYOR NUTTER WENT – –ALL IN ON – - – -teh WILLARD – - -4 describing the educational system as – - -THIRD WORLD!! – - -

  • GreenLadyHere

    mirnda: – - -RE-POST.:

    - – -I GUESS – — -MAY 29: – - -teh donald – - -teh grinch — -in LAS VEGAS – - -with – - -teh WILLARD!!??- —-

    – - -A 3 – RING – –CIRCUS –CIRCUS!! – - -geesh!!

  • rikyrah

    from Balloon Juice:

    Hill Dweller Says:

    Willard’s handlers thought it would be a good idea to put him in a class room full of African-American kids…in Philly. He got an earful for supporting cuts in education, but the best part is the pictures. Willard’s awkwardness is palpable, even in still shots, and the kids look downright annoyed to have him there.

    I wish someone would have asked him why was he riding around France selling a religion that didn’t allow black people.

    • BoomerGal

      ooooo, Stop!! LOL!!

    • JojoRaze

      At least ole Willard tried. He’s going to a charter school with black children whose parents are preaching to them the gospel of “Be like Barack and Michelle” and then expect the red carpet to be rolled out. The kids were at least trying to be polite, the teachers and the parents didn’t and let him know.

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -miranda — -NEW POLLs — —

    — -Poll-itics: New polls show Pres. Obama beating Mitt Romney in key swing state of Wisconsin + 3 others – - -

    — – - First things first, meaning, it’s imperative that Barrett beats Walker on June 5th!

    (CNN) – Two new polls released Thursday indicate President Barack Obama is holding a steady advantage in the key swing state of Wisconsin.

    The president maintains a 49%-43% advantage over Republican rival Mitt Romney in the Badger State, according to a Norbert College/Wisconsin Public Radio survey. [...]

    A separate poll out Thursday also shows Obama ahead of Romney in Wisconsin. According to a Reason-Rupe survey, 46% of voters said they would re-elect the president, compared to 36% who said they would back Romney.

    And via The Hill:[posted B4] – -

    The fact that these POLLS ask the same question – - -HOW did the percentages VARY so widely?? – -Hmmmmm. . .??

    THAT’s “WHYCOME” they R of – - -CONCERN.

    • Jeremy

      Don’t trust the media. They will try to manipulate these polls to feed the narrative that it is close so they can get greater election coverage ratings. I trust only a few pollsters and PPP is usually on the mark. They showed Obama doing really well in Wisconsin and another local poll showed the same thing.

      Quinnipiac is a fraud and Gallup is a fraud. They both had Obama losing Florida up until the last week of the election and Obama won Florida as we know.

      • Ebogan63

        Just to illustrate your point about Qunnipiac, Jeremy: “…Here in Florida, roughly 40% of voters are Democratic, 36% are Republican and the rest are minor or no party affiliated. Furthermore, about 67% of voters are white and roughly 13% are African-American (or Caribbean American) and the same are Hispanic.

        “In terms of what the electorate will look like on election day in 2012, by my estimate is it will be roughly 42% Democratic, 40% Republican and 18% minor/NPA — and using 2008 as a bit of a guide, roughly 70% white, 13% African American (or Caribbean American) and 12-13% Hispanic.

        “The Q poll, which gave Mitt Romney a 6 point lead, weighed out at 37% Republican, 29% Democratic and 29% Independent. It also landed at over 80% white, 8% Hispanic and 7% African America and Caribbean American. There is no scenario where the Florida votes will look like this on Election Day 2012.”

        http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/content/can-we-trust-quinnipiac-polls

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        ***fist bump*** – —The thing is that THIS just feeds into rachel’s DEMAND of the RLM – - – 2- -CLEAN IT UP —U HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY 2 the PUBLIC 2 REPORT the TRUTH!!

        WAY-ELL – — THIS SHOWS that THEY have NO INTENTION of doin’ THAT! ***tsk*** ***eye roll***

        Thank U 2 suggesting the more – -RELIABLE ones. :>)

        Good 2 C U. – -Jeremy. :>)

      • Jeremy

        I should have said the 2008 election. They said Obama was going to lose Florida because of the Gallup poll and the quinnipiac and he won it. Just like they said he would not win Virginia, Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina, etc.

  • Miranda

    ROFLMAO…..So…..so lemme get this straight…*tears*….to counter the contest for a dinner with President Obama and George Clooney……*catches breath*………the Romney campaign is having a contest to dine with Mitt and Donald Trump___seriously_____OMG *

    @politico A ‘dine with Mitt and Donald Trump’ fundraising contest: http://politi.co/JfP6eH

    • Alma98

      Is this what campaign going to be about copying everything PBO does.
      What a pathetic loser.

      • Jeremy

        I know it’s really sad. They are trying to copy everything that Obama and his campaign do. From the website formatting, to these dinners, trying to sing after Obama sang Al Green. Romney and his team are pathetic. If Obama is such a failure and you hate him then why would you copy him ?

    • Daltex82

      It would be more interesting if he offered a “cut” with Mitt and Donald! Win a chance to watch Mitt and other contest winners hold down Donald and cut that dead rat he calls hair.

    • nellcote

      It would be hilarious if an OWS kid won.

      • JojoRaze

        I mean, they couldn’t get Adam Sandler, who is a Repub, to up the cool factor?

  • Aquagranny911

    What a great positive story and a valiant young woman. Live long & Prosper, Tanisha!

    I’VE GOT HIS BACK, too!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — -Luvin’ Martin Brashir: – — -He’s trynta B the President of PROFITS — -NOT the President of the PEOPLE.”

    Also called him a PLAGIARIZER: – –of BUSH annnnd MR. PRESIDENT!! — – LOL

    He is BRUTAL!! LOL Annnd his VOICE is – - — FIERCE!! – –HAH!

  • Miranda

    oops

    Romney Got $10 Million Federal Bailout At Bain

    Mitt Romney received a $10 million bailout from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 1991, an event that runs contrary to the multimillionaire’s current anti-bailout position.

    Documents obtained by the Boston Globe show that the FDIC negotiated a $10 million forgiveness with Bain & Co. while Romney was chairman and CEO in 1993.

    The negotiations were part of a deal designed to reduce the debt load at the company, which was near bankruptcy. The FDIC had been forced to seize Bank of New England, who was a creditor of Bain’s.

    more here
    http://www.nationalconfidential.com/20120110/romney-got-10-million-federal-bailout-at-bain/#.T76RAqBL9c0.twitter

    • Ebogan63

      Mitt: LET DETROIT GO BANKRUPT!

      ……..except for Bain!

    • Admiral_Komack

      WILLARD ROMNEY:
      He was for bailouts…before he was against them…

    • conlakappa

      So between that and the Olympics, how much gubmint money has Mittens asked to be bailed out?

  • Miranda

    Why is Zerlina Maxwell riding so hard for SE Cupp? She owe her money or sumthin?

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

      In my opinion, she comes across as trying too hard to gain favor from the media “cool kids”.

      • Miranda

        Well, my expectations can’t be too high for someone who brags about going on Klannity’s radio show…sooooooo

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – –LOL. He REALLY was “brave” 2-day – - – -

    Romney faces tough questions from black leaders – –

    – — –Mitt Romney is facing tough questions about how his education proposals would affect black communities.

    The Republican presidential candidate visited a West Philadelphia charter school on Thursday, a day after declaring education is the “civil rights issue of our era.”

    – - -,b>Romney repeated that declaration during the school visit, but struggled to defend his view that class sizes aren’t a major factor in educational success. Local African-American leaders also said his push for more two-parent families isn’t realistic in their community.

    – –[YA THINK!?? ]– —>The charter school’s founder also said he’s not sure whether Romney understands the needs of the African-American community.

    A recent poll found that 90 percent of blacks would vote for President Barack Obama, the first black U.S. president.

    TRANSLATION: – - — -HE IS A – —”EPIC FAIL!” – — -

    • nellcote

      This latest gooper thing of trying to co-opt the civil rights movement is just disgusting.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY nellcote ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – —-***Fist bump*** — –I’m sick of it.!!

        People trynta do a “NAME IT annnd CLAIM IT” ROUTINE on – — -CIVIL RIGHTS!!

        WE hadta – –DIE 4 our RIGHTS.. Some people jus’ wannna – -DECLARE it 2 B so without “PAYIN’ DUES!!

        Annnnd – –WHAT makes them THINK that ERRY THING is a – - -RIGHT!!??? – - –CHARTER SCHOOLS??? – - – WHERE is THAT in the –CONSTITUTION!!??? – –

        -IT! AIN’T!! — — – -Soo STOP the LIES!!! – –

        Annnd — THIS Is WHERE the RLM – —COULD CHALLENGE – - -the WILLARD!! – — – BUT NO! — –

        SUPPORT – -THAT – –RACIST PHOOL!! —

        Sorry. nellcote. :>) THAT PHOOL is gettin’ away with 2 MUCH. :>)

        BUT I KNOW that – - – -KARMA – - -will get the – -”W”! :>)

        Good 2 C U. :>)

  • Miranda

    Tell’em Jay!

    “I simply make the point, as an editor might say, to check it out; do not buy into the BS that you hear about spending and fiscal constraint with regard to this administration. I think doing so is a sign of sloth and laziness.” Press Secretary Jay Carney to reporters on Air Force One

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

      OH SNAP! Get ‘em Jay! Get ‘em!

    • Ebogan63

      DAMN! Ol’ Jay brought out his skrong hand to the preceedings.

  • MonieTalks

    Honor student Brittany Rowley claims she was roughed up cops in Brooklyn in case of mistaken identity
    By John Marzulli / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

    A black teen honor student at an all-girl Catholic high school claims she was roughed up by plainclothes NYPD cops who thought she matched the description of a shoplifting suspect, the Daily News has learned.

    Police later realized Brittany Rowley didn’t commit the crime — but she is still haunted by the nightmare she experienced on a Park Slope street and the three hours spent handcuffed to a bench in a police stationhouse.

    “It was terrifying,” Rowley, 15, said in an exclusive interview. “It is the most horrible thing I have ever experienced.”

    Her father said hes outraged by the incident and on Tuesday filed notice of a $5.5 million lawsuit against the city and Sgt. Jonathan Catanzaro and Officer Stephen Nakao of the 78th Precinct. The court papers allege false arrest and excessive force, including that the sergeant slammed Rowley to the pavement and flung his keys at her.

    “I feel my daughter was racially profiled,” Delmus Rowley said.

    “They had no proof, just a description of a black young lady with braids,” he added. “It wasn’t necessary to tackle a 15-year-old girl. It was excessive.”

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/honor-student-brittany-rowley-claims-roughed-cops-brooklyn-case-mistaken-identity-article-1.1082895#ixzz1voxZHU2K

    • Bri

      I hope her dad wins his lawsuit.

    • GreenLadyHere

      MonieTalks – - – – -UN-FLIPPIN’- -BELIEVABLE!!! – –

      – - -THIS: – - ->“They had no proof, just a description of a black young lady with braids,” – - – -

      – - – -CHA-CHING! — -!$$$$$$ — – -

      Prayin’ 4 her annnd family. Amen.

  • Miranda

    Lmao! pic.twitter.com/1B7qMSZH

    Damn…kids would rather be in math class than meeting him.

    • MsKitty

      Heck, I think they’d rather be in detention.

      • Aquagranny911

        LMAO!!!

    • conlakappa

      Ooooh, and so regular brother with his lack of jacket. You show them thise shirt sleeves, Mittens. You keep it real!

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL – - conlakappa – - – - -NO MODESTY!! – - -Gettin’ – -”jiggy with da PEEPS!!” — -LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    mirnda – - – -Firing that PISTOL – -REALLY SCRAMBLED HIS BRAIN – - – –

    — — Allen West Says Stay-At-Home Mothers Should Be Considered Working Moms, So Long As They’re Not On Welfare – — -HUH???

    — —-Stay-at-home moms should be considered working moms, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) argued on Tuesday — just so long as they’re not poor.

    ThinkProgress discussed the issue with the south Florida congressman on Tuesday following a town hall meeting. West argued that women who stay in the home to raise kids should be considered working mothers. But when asked whether mothers who are on welfare should be allowed to stay home and raise their children, West’s position was remarkably different. Instead of advocating for the work that poor mothers do at home raising kids, West decried the “growth of the entitlement or the nanny state.”

    To West, the problem isn’t welfare-to-work, which requires mothers on welfare to work outside the home; it’s “people depending on the federal government”:

    – — -SKIP – - – - -

    KEYES: What about mothers who are on welfare though? Do you think they should be allowed to stay at home and raise their children?

    WEST: I think that what we need to do is how do we reduce the growth of the entitlement or the nanny state. Coming from the inner city, a good thing of the Great Society programs of Lyndon Johnson, I think now you’re talking about second and third and getting towards fourth generation of welfare. And as I showed up there, I don’t want more people depending on the federal government. I want more people to be out there and enjoying the American dream. — – - – — -WHA’???????
    THERE IS MORE: – — -I JUS’ CAIN’T!!I

    TRANSLATION: – - —I ‘ON’T LIKE “BLAH” FOLKS!! —

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – - -The Latino Superpac: – - – - CONNECTS some DOTS: – -☻ —Sheriff A – -☻ —Wanch Brewser – - -☻ – -teh WILLARD – -

    – - -Walls – PAC+ Ad in English – - – -

    – - -CONCLUSION: – — -Mitt Romney is too extreme for Arizona. HAH!

    GUESS that” little talk” – [with the Hispanics] – yesterday was also an: – - – -EPIC FAIL LOL

  • gc

    OH SNAP!!!! Re: Romney’s brilliant insights in Philly – I will simply tell the Mom’s I work with in Hartford’s shelters to get their asses home, first being able to afford a home somehow, and then get a husband. And I mean YESTERDAY.

    Problem solved.

    What a fucking fool. I just got home from an “ethnically diverse” school, families in much trouble, and the kids presented a host of problems. GET BETTER TEACHERS??? We have excellent teachers (not to mention subs) We need MONEY to pay for more staff. Class size in hugely important. Aides are needed in most classes. He is full of shit. We need more social workers – liasons between home and school. The twom “hands” must work in collaboration. And while I’m on it. Teenage mothers are not the best, do not take away BC options. You want more fathers home? Get some fairness in the penal system. CT’s prisons are disproportionately Hispanic and Black.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – -MR. PRESIDENT makes an APPOINTMENT 2-day – - -a WOMAN – –

    – - — Obama taps George Mason professor to head nuclear agency – - – -

    - – - -President Obama nominated George Mason University Professor Allison Macfarlane Thursday to serve as chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

    Macfarlane has been a professor of environmental science at the university since 2006 and served on a federal panel tasked with determining a long-term solution for the country’s nuclear waste.

    She has been critical of the proposed Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada, a long-delayed project that the Obama administration abandoned in 2009. Macfarlane wrote a 2006 book titled, Uncertainty Underground: Yucca Mountain and the Nation’s High-Level Nuclear Waste. The book, according to the GMU website, “explores the unresolved technical issues” with Yucca Mountain.

    Current NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko, who has come under fire from his colleagues and Republicans for his leadership style, announced earlier this week that he intends to step down once the Senate confirms his replacement.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – - – -***overheard whispers- — -”WHYCOME he couldn’t appoint a sista or brotha? – –

    – — PROF.Allison MACFARLANE

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – -”CHART OF the DAY” – – MORE CAUTIONS ABOUT the POLLS – —-

    – — Chart of the Day [via Smartypants] — -

    - — — -This is Moodys’ projected electoral outcome for the 2012 election based on the improving economies of battleground states, current polling trends in those states, and the results of the 2008 election.

    – - – - -Nine states switched from supporting Republican President George W. Bush in 2004 to Democrat Obama in 2008. Leaving out Indiana, which both sides say is trending toward its Republican tradition, the remaining eight are again shaping up as the central election battleground.

    - – - -SKIP – - -

    This isn’t a case for complacency, however in this election more than perhaps any previous election, it’s more advisable to focus on the situation in electorally-crucial states rather than national polls which have been dubious at best.

    Keep this in mind before lighting your hair on fire the next time a pollster assigns a heavy conservative weighting (which doesn’t actually exist) to a poll to produce a desired result. A result that fits their narrative of an “all tied up” horse race.
    THERE IS MORE.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - -REV. AL is ON IT: –

    – ☻ RLM- — -DO YOUR JOB!! – —CHIN CHECK – - -teh WILLARD WHEN he LIES — on MR. PRESIDENT!!

    – -☻ -teh WILLARD is a “COPY CAT” — of — -Shrub annnd MR. PRESIDENT!! – —

    We gon have “fun” NOW – - – -WATCHIN’ him at the “COPY MACHINE.” LOL.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - — -HEEEERE’s MR. PRESIDENT- – -in IOWA – —-

    – — -President Obama Speaks On Clean Energy in Iowa — – -

    — — -<i>President Obama travelled to Newton, Iowa, where he visited TPI Composites, a wind-energy manufacturing company.

    In his remarks, the President urged Congress to act on his “To Do List,” highlighting the need to invest in clean energy.

    President Obama stressed the importance of passing legislation to extend the Production Tax Credit, as well as expand the 48C Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit.

    These tax credits support manufacturing in the wind industry and American-made clean energy manufacturing.

    – - -LEAD MR. PRESIDENT!! :>) — -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — – — ‘CAUSE he was an – - — YEP – — -EPIC FAIL. – - –

    – - -The G-Word: Why Romney Never Says ‘Governor’
    Romney emphasizes Bain, Olympics over time as governor
    – -

    — — Four of the past six US presidents were also former governors, and the qualification is generally considered one of the best for the White House. Nevertheless, you won’t hear Mitt Romney boasting of his term as governor of Massachusetts very often, preferring instead to talk about the Salt Lake City Olympics and Bain Capital. That’s because Massachusetts talk equals RomneyCare, abortion-rights support, and closing tax loopholes for the rich—in other words, being a centrist, a fate worse than arugula this election cycle, reports Politico.

    Romney’s campaign says he wants to focus on his business background and better distinguish him from President Obama. But Democrats call the omission revealing. “I think it’s weird for him to talk about what he wants to do in government and not make reference to what he actually did in government,” says the Bay State’s current governor, Deval Patrick. Pointing out how Massachusetts was 47th in job creation under Romney, – - -LOL!
    THERE IS MORE.

    – - – -A SINGLE ISSUE CANDIDATE!! LOL – —NOT a WINNER!! — HAH!

    • Admiral_Komack

      You cannot create businesses when you are more motivated to shut down businesses.

      • JojoRaze

        I pray to God in heaven, PBO uses this line. It’s short and simple and is used with the American auto industry as an example.

    • Aquagranny911

      I have loved hearing PBO say “Governor Romney” which I’ve heard him say on several occasions. Not only is PBO being respectful, which he always is, but this is also a reminder of Romney’s one experience at governing.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL — Aquagranny911 —-***fist bump***

        Just like MR. PRESIDENT will B MR. PRESIDENT 4-eva – — the deer [spelling on purpose] – –GOV. will B GOV. 4-EVA –

        - -NO matta how much of a – –FAILURE he was!! – - -LOL. – –

        Mr. President KNOWS WHAT he is doin’. LOL. — – -IN HIS FACE –4-eva!! :>) — -Luvin’ it!! :>) – - -

    • Miranda

      “I think it’s weird for him to talk about what he wants to do in government and not make reference to what he actually did in government,” says the Bay State’s current governor, Deval Patrick.
      ________________________

      Now THAT’S how you get down for ya boyz…look and learn Cory! Michael Nutter, Deval Patrick…that’s how you take it to the streets.

  • Admiral_Komack

    Former HS Football Star Brian Banks Spent 6 Years In Prison For Rape Didn’t Commit

    For a second I want you to put yourself in Banks’ shoes.

    You know you didn’t commit a crime, but you are 17 years old and lawyers are saying you can go to jail for 41 years unless you accept a plea deal.

    No 17 year old should be force to make that decision, but Banks thinking if he is found guilty his life would essentially be over, takes the deal.

    He does his time, his football dreams are shattered and then the woman he didn’t rape says this…..

    http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2012/05/former-hs-football-star-brian-banks-spent-6-years-in-prison-for-rape-didnt-commit/

    • Miranda

      This is horrifying! I cant believe the injustice that exists, Lord have mercy! She has to pay for this and so does the prosecutor and his previous defense attorney!

    • Aquagranny911

      This is evil! And the other horrible thing about it is that this kind of thing is used against women who really have been raped. Bearing false witness…this woman needs some jail time even though that will never restore to Banks all that her lies stole from him.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Admiral – - — -THIS is Sooooo sad! – – -The –Justice System lacks — – - – -JUSTICE 4 – - –SOME PEOPLE!! –

      Annnnd THIS REACHES 2 the CONGRESS – -RE-THUGS – - who will NOT CONFIRM — -the JUDGES NOMINATED by – -
      -MR. PRESIDENT!! — – -BUT THEY R 2 – - –RACIST 2 NOTICE!!

      BLESS U YOUNG MAN. Annnd your FAMILY. – –AMEN. —

      Annnd the – –alleged victim – — U O this YOUNG man an —APOLOGY! — U couldn’t tell him from the REAL RAPIST!!? – - -

      But I am sorry 4 your ordeal. Bless U. Amen.

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

    Such arrogance from BWD….

    How about that? “Obama’s Gay Marriage Support Triggers Dramatic Shift In Attitudes Among Black Voters”
    Posted on May 24, 2012

    I almost feel like sayin’ “I told you so…”.

    TPM:

    //

    An endorsement of same-sex marriage was long considered risky for President Obama because of the expected backlash from the African-American community. Few seemed to consider the alternative, which polling suggests is playing out instead: Rather than changing their minds about the president, some black voters are reconsidering gay marriage.

    • dannie22

      what she wanted to say was: See niggers!!! You ninjas know u wrong for being so homophobic!! If me and President Obama hadnt told on u nigras, you would STILL be hatin on gay marriage! So the next time i tell u NEGROES something, the next time i give u NEGROES advice, you had better listen!!

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

        *dead*

      • trose1

        After the left called AA’s the most homophobic people on earth they now like us again.
        Another thing, after all this bs SSM is still banned in 30 or more states. Mormons, white evangelicals, and catholic churches are not going to stop their gay hate.
        I guess setting Black people on the right road is all the gay orgs wanted.
        sigh
        This is sickening.

        • dannie22

          i think all these folks want is to keep the nigras in line. doesnt matter what the issue is

      • Miranda

        Don’t be backtalking Miss Millie…errrr BWD

        you knows betta den dat dannie!

      • Bri

        Standing ovation Dannie, because you wrote exactly what she likely wanted to write.

      • aleth

        so when is she going to address her white counterparts? to be she is an ass period

        • crazycanuck

          white counterparts are very enlightened people, didn’t you know?

    • isonprize

      Now you know why BWD stopped taking comment on her site… She really just doesn’t “get it” isn’t trying to “get it” and, in all likelihood, won’t “get it” anytime soon.

      She is a strong supporter of Pres. Obama, but she is quite comfortable in her smug “knowledge” of issues in the black community. Since her website won’t accept other people’s opinions, nor has she, in the past, honestly considered reasoned disagreements with her opinion, she shows herself to be limited in her ability to provide in-depth analysis of current affairs.

      It’s a shame because she squanders an opportunity to advance a number of dialogs. I hope that Chipsticks, “The Obama Diary” owner, doesn’t fall down that same hole. We shall see…

      As for BWD? whatever, BWD, whatever…

      • crazycanuck

        It’s a shame because she squanders an opportunity to advance a number of dialogs. I hope that Chipsticks, “The Obama Diary” owner, doesn’t fall down that same hole. We shall see..

        You know, this has been on my mind for awhile, debating with myself. I’m finding it had not to come to the conclusion that the owner of that site is lock step and barrell with BWD’s thinking. This whole thing has been a revelation. I’m just really, really dissapointed with BWD. This has been such a collosal let down.

        • Aquagranny911

          Big, big SIGH but I have come to believe you are right about that which is real sad. TOD has been a great ‘go to’ for info & support but I have really pulled back.

    • trose1

      Again, why is the only thing we are polled on is gay marriage.
      I don’t believe the poll. AA’s are like the rest of the population. To believe the poll u have to believe we were the one’s holding gay people down.
      I call bs on this poll and bwd.

    • Miranda

      Rather than changing their minds about the president, some black voters are reconsidering gay marriage.
      _________________

      Or rather than changing their minds, some black voters just don’t give a rat’s azz and never did.

      • dannie22

        thats the answer!!!

      • vulcan_girl

        And maybe, just maybe, they actually polled THOSE people for once.

        How do they decide who to poll anyway? I’ve had the same phone number for 12 years, voted in every election, own property, AND have a driver’s license. I must be on some kind of ‘Do Not Poll’ list.

        • dannie22

          ive been voting for almost 30 years. never miss an election and ive never been polled once.

      • TresL

        Thank you. Most black people are not pre-occupied with gay marriage. Before this whole thing blew up a few weeks ago, I had never talked about it to anyone I know, ever. I just did not and do not care enough to even think about forming an opinion.

        BWD needs to have a seat with her condescending a$$ hiding behind her disabled comments. Very courageous, girl.

    • TheShyLurker

      I saw that.

      I take that as a cue that only enlightened white people such as herself are eager, patient and willing to show us negroes the way to salvation.
      We as a people need to catch up, rise to her level.

      Let me see….pompous, arrogant, dramatic, know-it-all….do I smell a God complex?

      • Admiral_Komack

        I smell bullshit.

        • TheShyLurker

          LOL. That too.

    • danadevin74

      Keeping her comments turned off
      So she can go unchallenged

    • Bri

      A majority of black people didn’t change their minds on SSM in less than a month. Black people in general have never tripped about SSM like white people. BWD is one of those white people that think they can trash the black community just because she voted for a black man.

    • Aquagranny911

      I saw that & it pissed me off so much. Good thing she no longer allows comments or she would have had a blistering one from me. However, on reflection, she is a sad creature who does not deserve the waste of energy to slap her down.

      She is so far up her own rear that she is kissing herself on the lips so she will never see any other POV. Too bad because she does support our Prez. I will have to give her that…..

      • crazycanuck

        There is that

      • dannie22

        Ouch!!

    • MsKitty

      Becos weez coloreds r completelee unabel to think fo ourselfs. It takes gud white folks lik her to shoe us da way.

      BWD can kiss my nappy Black ass 6 ways to Sunday.

      • Ebogan63

        You know you wrong for that, LOL!!!!

        • JojoRaze

          I love it when MsKitty and Miranda speak Sambo. ROFL

      • dannie22

        LMBAO!!!!!!!!!

    • JojoRaze

      I’m not reconsidering gay marriage but this president deserves re-election and ain’t nothing the Repubs can say to me to convince me he isn’t worthy of re-election.

    • Alexander2

      The poll BWD is referring to, Public Policy Polling, oversampled African Americans in May (398 out of a total of 852).

      Funny that polls selectively over sample and under sample to get the “stunning” results from blacks on this issue.

      http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/MarylandPollingMemo.pdf

  • isonprize

    Philadelphia’s Mayor Michael Nutter and DA Seth Williams outside of the charter school where Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited

    • Miranda

      I always did like y’alls mayor up in Philly! LOL

    • dannie22

      Now thats philly style!!!

    • JojoRaze

      See Cory, this is how you get your man’s (Barack’s) back. While Rmoney trynna act like he cares about the Negroes, Michael Nutter was outside positively showing out to reduce Romney’s shine. Nutter is a good hype man, Cory not so much.

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

    Oh, geez! STFU Cory!!

    Cory Booker ‏@CoryBooker

    Sorry I make u sick. And sorry I made a mistake. I’m sorry that 15 seconds on MTP erodes my 20 yrs of work in inner cities around our nation

    Cory Booker ‏@CoryBooker

    In the end we are all imperfect. Best we can do is learn from our mistakes, not let them stop u but make u stronger. As u continue to

    • dannie22

      Cory, Cory, Cory!!!!! Would you please sit down and shut up!!! Silence is golden

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

        See what you did, Dannie? Why did you break his heart? WHY???

        • dannie22

          Cory will never be the same…

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL -dannie22 —-U! AIN’T! NEVA! LIED!! – - –His life is sooo jacked since he di-ent deserve U. :>)

            One day he’ll – - -RECOGNIZE. :>)- – -

    • Miranda

      Does he know you don’t actually have to respond to everything on twitter?

      • conlakappa

        Bad case of last worditis? Gotta prove he is the smartest man in the room? Lonely because his parents aren’t taking his calls?

    • danadevin74

      He needs to just let it go
      I will never believe he made a mistake
      He knew what he was doing
      It just didn’t go like he planned

    • Admiral_Komack

      Dear Cory Booker,
      Please pass the blunt and release the death grip on the Cheetos, dude.

  • rikyrah

    And Don’t Come Back

    by BooMan
    Thu May 24th, 2012 at 02:05:05 PM EST

    Mitt Romney got lost and wound up in Philadelphia. He was not well-received by the citizens or the mayor. In fact, Mayor Humpty-Hump was verbally abusive in a humorous way.


    Later, as Romney was touring the all-black school, which the city school district turned over to a charter operator two years ago in an effort to improve student achievement, Democratic Mayor Michael Nutter held a press conference on a sidewalk outside blasting the Republican’s visit.

    “I don’t know why this guy’s here,” said Nutter, standing behind an Obama campaign sign. Romney “has suddenly somehow found West Philadelphia, somehow now wants to talk about education.”

    But the Democrat questioned whether Romney would learn much in a visit lasting less than two hours.

    “I don’t know that a one-day experience in the heart of West Philadelphia is enough to get you ready to run the United States of America,” said Nutter, surrounded by several dozen chanting Obama supporters and neighborhood residents.

    “Mitt Romney running his financial services firm put people out of work, damaged Americans, damaged families, caused people to lose their jobs, possibly lose their homes and all of that,” the mayor said.

    “So let’s talk about that. You want to have an urban experience? You want to have a West Philly experience? Then come out here and talk to somebody in West Philly.”

    How’s that for a respectful greeting? It’s like immune cells trying to eject a pathogen. “What are you doing here? Get the hell out.”

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2012/5/24/1456/90687

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

    Philadelphia Teachers Grill Mitt Romney on Class Sizes https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iuu9k1ywo0E

    • Miranda

      They straight gave him a prostrate exam yesterday. LOL

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

    Love this!

    Dinner with Barack? You’re fired up. Dinner with Mitt and Trump? You’re just fired. http://twitter.com/TheDemocrats/status/205803054677757952/photo/1/large

  • rikyrah

    May 24, 2012 5:54 PM

    Path Not Taken

    By Ed Kilgore

    At Ten Miles Square today, Ezra Klein provides a neat summary of why the entire hep political world is talking about Mitt’s background at Bain Capital rather than as governor of Massachusetts, his most recent gig that did not involve downhill skiers or running for president:

    Neither campaign really wants to. The Romney campaign wants to avoid it because Romney governed from the center in ways that could now alienate the right. In a Republican Party looking for a true conservative, Romney sees little but danger in his record. His signature legislative accomplishment was the forerunner to “Obamacare.” Meanwhile, his state ranked 47th in job creation during his term. (So much for the secret knowledge gleaned from Bain about how to create jobs.)

    The Obama campaign doesn’t want to discuss it because Romney’s centrist record as governor might comfort independents, who otherwise may fear that Romney is a creature of the right. “I think people recognize that I’m not a partisan Republican, that I’m someone who is moderate, and that my views are progressive,” Romney said in 2002.

    Ah, but there’s a third thing the Obama campaign could talk about:

    We don’t have to pore over every decision Romney made in Massachusetts to discern what he would do in Washington if elected. Romney and the Republicans in Congress have explained exactly what they intend to accomplish — and their plans are remarkably in sync.

    The budget prepared by Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, and the Romney campaign’s general-election platform look quite similar. Both would cut taxes while flattening the tax code. Their Medicare-reform plans look similar; Ryan even modified his original draft to make it look more like Romney’s, which allows seniors to choose between traditional fee-for-service Medicare and private options. Their plans to increase defense spending are alike, as are their plans to cut domestic spending and to turn Medicaid, food stamps and other safety-net programs over to the states.

    Because it’s difficult to imagine a scenario in which Romney is elected and Republicans don’t hold the House and win control of the Senate, Republicans wouldn’t be stymied by Democratic opposition. They would have the votes to pass their agenda. True, they won’t get a filibuster-proof majority of 60 in the upper chamber, but Ryan’s budget is, well, a budget, which means it could be passed through the budget reconciliation process — and couldn’t be filibustered. To enact a radical change of direction, Republicans need only a simple majority of votes.

    Given that stark reality, perhaps I should rephrase my initial question: Why are we spending so much time discussing what Romney did at Bain … instead of what he will do as president?

    It would obvious make it all easier if Romney just put Ryan on the ticket. But presumably, Team Obama does plan at some point to follow the path not taken so far and pay special attention to the promises he made to his party in order to win the nomination.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_05/path_not_taken037546.php

  • MonieTalks

    Three African-Americans Earn Doctorates in Chemistry, Set UM Record for Single Year

    OXFORD, Miss. – Less than a year after launching an aggressive initiative to increase the number of graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, the University of Mississippi has recorded an impressive national achievement.

    Friday evening (May 11), the university graduated three African-American students with doctorates in chemistry, an exceptional number for any university.

    “On average, about 50 African-American students receive Ph.D.s in chemistry nationwide each year, so UM produced 6 percent of the national total,” said Maurice Eftink, associate provost and professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

    The history-making candidates who received their degrees Friday were Kari Copeland of Coldwater, Margo Montgomery of New Orleans and Jeffrey Veals of Gloster. And a fourth African-American student, Shanna Stoddard of Louisville, Ky., is on track to earn her doctorate in chemistry in December.

    read more: http://news.olemiss.edu/three-african-americans-earn-doctorates-in-chemistry-set-um-record-for-single-year/#.T77JT_Xvm8C

    • Miranda

      Wow! Impressive!

    • isonprize

      TRIPLY IMPRESSED!!! (seeing as how freshman chemistry was what made me change my major!! LOLOLOL)

      • JojoRaze

        Girl, I had to take Chemistry twice in HS to pass the state test exam so I could get my honors diploma. Chemistry is no joke and a Ph.D in Chemistry is doubly hard and doubly admirable.

    • dannie22

      Proud of them. Very impressive!! Chemistry is hard!

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY MonieTalks – — – THANK U 4 this. — – -Sooo VERY PROUD of THESE YOUNG – –GIFTED annnnd BLACK STUDENTS!! :>)

      BLESS THEM as they pursue their CAREERS annnd BLESS OTHERS with THEIR KNOWLEDGE!! :>) Amen.. :>)

    • nathkatun7

      Congratulations to all of them! I wish more and more young African Americans would pursue degrees in the Sciences.

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

    *sigh* I haz a sad. No Scandal tonight. :-(

    • Miranda

      I KNOW! I’m jonesin for some Scandal!

    • crazycanuck

      I’m watching POI. Trying to catch up, since I just started watching

  • lamh35

    Evening guys!

    I turned in my letter of resignation at the job I’ve had for the last 7 years. I gave a formal signed letter of resignation to the Asst Mgr (the lead Mgr will be out until after the holiday and I wanted to get the ball rolling, so…Asst Mgr had to do) and I sent an informal email to the other supervisors and the Mgr telling them thanks for the opportunity to work at … but I after much consideration I’ve decided to accept a position elsewhere.

    It was a little nerve wrecking, I actually walked from the back of the lab to the front 2x just waiting for the Asst Mgr to get back to her office, but I did it. Now onward and upward.

    • rikyrah

      good luck, lamh

    • Aquagranny911

      Best wishes & I know you are nervous but it will be okay. I feel real positive for you.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — – – -LOL – - –

    – - -THIS PIC

    - – - – —V——

    – ——–THIS PIC —–

  • lamh35

    Hmm so Tammy Bruce tweeted that she would love to be a substitute host for O’Really over at Faux News., but she was told that she’d never do so since she’s openly gay.

    Wait, wait, so FOX News discriminates against RWNJ Gay talk radio host…Hmm, why should GOP respect ya enough to fight for you when you dont’ respect your rights enough to tell ‘em F*(&k-off unless they show some damn respect.

    “GOP: No Gays Allowed, Ctd.”
    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/05/gop-1.html

    • danadevin74

      That no good witch called FLOTUS trash
      I have no sympathy for her
      She knows how the GOP feels about her and others like her
      They are only useful when they do the GOP bidding

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM — -Gotta “bounce” 2 a “brief” meeting. Back as soon as. :>)♥

    • Guest

      oops

  • conlakappa

    I bought a t-shirt with that back image last Friday!

    • crazycanuck

      noway very cool

      • conlakappa

        It was cool. Outside of Whole Foods after a nearby university’s graduation. A middle-aged black woman who has a small business besides selling t-shirts. Here is her Web site: http://www.igyb2012.com/

        • crazycanuck

          Would it be strange for a canadian to be walking around with this t-shirt? lol.

          • rikyrah

            nope….LOL

          • conlakappa

            I don’t think so either! And guess what? I just got a solicitation for some more Obama gear, somehow labeled as last call but whatever, that is also the back silhouette. Random.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — – - GR8 FACTS on the – - -BENEFITS of the ACA!! – - – - – -Woo! Hoo!

    – - – -Top 10 Obamacare Benefits At Stake For Women- — -

    – - ——The Supreme Court is currently reviewing the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as “Obamacare.” This landmark piece of legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama drastically reforms the way health insurance works in our country. Below, we outline 10 reasons why women in America have so much riding on the Supreme Court’s decision:

    1. Obamacare guarantees coverage of preventive services with no cost sharing. Preventive care promotes health and saves money. Yet many preventive care services are out of women’s reach due to high co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance. More than 50 percent of women have delayed seeking medical care due to cost, and one-third of women report forgoing basic necessities to pay for health care. But under the health reform law, insurers are now required to cover recommended preventive services such as mammograms, Pap smears, and well-baby care without cost sharing. More than 45 million women have already taken advantage of these services. And starting this August more services, including contraception, gestational diabetes screening, and breastfeeding supports, will be added to the list of preventive care that must be covered at no additional cost.

    2. Maternity care will be required in new insurance plans. Coverage for maternity care—health care that only women need—is routinely excluded in the individual insurance market. Only 12 percent of plans sold in the individual market even offer maternity coverage, which is frequently inadequate because of waiting periods or deductibles that can be as high as the cost of the birth itself. But once Obamacare is fully implemented in 2014, about 8.7 million women will have guaranteed access to maternity care in all new individual and small group plans.
    THERE R MORE.

    – — -THANK U – -MR. PRESIDENT!! :>) – - – -4 MOVING WOMEN

    FORWARD in HEALTHCARE. – –:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - — -HAPPY BIRTHDAY — -DIVA PATTI LABELLE!♥- –

    – - -Happy Birthday, Patti LaBelle! Diva turns 68 — -

    —- — – -Patti LaBelle, one of the most legendary divas in the music business, has turned 68 today. The singer known for her powerhouse vocals and dramatic sense of style has been an active force in entertainment since her days as the lead singer for Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles. She has parlayed her brand of fun and fabulous living into not only a stellar solo career, but also a line of cookbooks, books of inspiration — and even a line of hot sauces.

    According to Biography.com:

    Actress and singer Patti LaBelle is widely regarded as the queen of rock & soul music. She has received acclaim for many of her songs, including “Lady Marmalade,” “When You Talk About Love,” and “New Attitude.” She began her career as part of the Ordettes in 1959, who became The Bluebelles in 1961. Her success as a solo artist started in 1983 when she released her hit album I’m in Love Again.

    Singer. Born Patricia Louise Holte on May 24, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to parents Henry Holte, a railroad worker, and Bertha Robinson Holte, a homemaker.
    THERE IS MORE. :>)

    BLESS U annnd THANK U 4 YOUR ENERGIZING annnd INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC. :>)

    – - – - -LABELLE Lady Marmalade (Live Midnight Special 1975) – –WOO! HOO!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - – -Teh WILLARD’S ***thought bubble** as he greets the students: – - – *** -Ooooweee – –JOHN SMITH oughtta C me NOW —soooo many – -SLAVES.*** – –

    He looked soooo —STRAINED!! – –through that – -FAUX-smile! – - -LOL –