December 21, 2014

Thursday Afternoon Thread: The Chicago Blues

The one, the only, the incomparable – DINAH WASHINGTON

Evil Gal Blues

Blowtop Blues

Salty Papa Blues

What A Difference A Day Makes

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  • Alma98

    Y’all trying to kill me with today’s music selection!

    • conlakappa

      Should we warn your husband?

      ::ducks thrown skillet::

      • Alma98

        HAHAHAHAHA! Naw I just love their music.

  • Miranda

    Well damn….

    REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE MIKE REYNOLDS CALLS STUDENT’S POTENTIAL IRRELEVANT

    Below is an email exchange that was a call for help from State Rep. James Lockhart (D)–Heavener who requested help from his colleagues at the Oklahoma State Capitol, but was greeted with an extremely anti-education response from Rep. Mike Reynolds (R)–Oklahoma City.

    http://www.okdemocrats.org/2013/04/mike-reynolds-anti-education/

  • Worldwatcher7

    Ms. Dinah? Okay, now you done DONE it!

    My dad loved this diva so much, he wanted to name me Dinah. (My mama loved her too, but still said, “Nawh man.”)

  • Miranda

    If this isn’t the cutest thing.

    @PressSec: POTUS & KPOTUS finally meet face to face in the Oval Office. Watch & share: http://youtu.be/TssZ9Uma1-w /awesome

    • conlakappa

      It really is. The “what’s a telegraph?” reminds me of a friend’s son saying to my husband, “but it’s not a computer!” about a IBM Selectric II that he saw at another friend’s house and asked what it was.

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

      That’s so cool!

    • Alma98

      I love kid president, his videos are funny & inspiring.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda — – 4 WORDS: —A –DOR- – -A — -BLE!! :>) —

      He will REALLY —go 2 the TOP!! :>) —

      -Jus’ wanna “pinch his little cheeks [uhh — the “KID President ” :>)]

  • Miranda

    OMG________________________________

    Flavia Dzodan ‏@redlightvoices2h
    “Are you a PoC? Have you loved and flattered a White person today?” #joanwalshpitches

    @AdamFlowers: “What Is Happening?” A sitcom about the trials and tribulations of a typical white family.

    nealcarter ‏@nealcarter1h
    “Lena Dunham is the modern day Shirley Chislom” #joanwalshpitches

    White People HQ ‏@WPFact3h
    Don’t assume whites are racist your mistreatment is a magical result of bad energy in the ether #JoanWalshPitches

    @graceishuman A Field Guide to Identifying The Endangered White. #joanwalshpitches

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

      This gon’ be goooooood! LOL!

    • rikyrah

      oh lawd…twitter’s at it again…LMBAO

    • jziglar

      LOL ! That article by Joan was funny. The comments by some whites on that article denied white privilege and said it doesn’t exist. I’m glad other people pushed back on these ridiculous comments. A few people clearly showed their racism.

    • MsKitty

      she was a showgirl ‏@mslooola
      Prissy Showed Scarlet Respect #JoanWalshPitches

  • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

    Lawd What A Difference A Day Makes. So true.

  • rikyrah

    DInah?

    Ms. Dinah?

    thank you

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

    If they ever did a movie about Dinah Washington, Tichina Arnold would be perfect!

  • Alma98

    Lawd have mercy!

    • Miranda

      Who are those people on the right?

      • Alma98

        That’s from the TLC movie lol.

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

      This won’t end well.

    • Tafr

      I’m gonna need for VH1 to stop it. As a die hard TLC fan I say stop the madness.

      • Alma98

        It looks like a hot mess doesn’t it.

  • GreenLadyHere

    - – -GOOD AFTERNOON Miranda/POU FAM♥. ***BIG HUG*** :>)- – -OMWORD – –DIVA DIANAHhhhhhh! — -Weeeeeee. . – -LUV HER!!

    – – – -Miranda — U PROLLY HAVE the MOST DIVERSE –MUSIC VAULT—–

    For All We Know! :>) -– -Thank U 4 FEATURIN’- – Ms. DIVA DIANAH. . :>)

    — -Lookin’ FORWARD – – –> —Gonna B —

    Such A Night – -Woo! — Hoo! :>) –B BLESSED POU FAM♥

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

    Possible step toward AIDS vaccine development
    By Alice Park, TIME.com
    updated 9:55 AM EDT, Thu April 4, 2013

    (TIME.com) — Researchers report a breakthrough in generating powerful antibodies that can neutralize HIV.

    An HIV infection is really an intensive molecular arms race launched from the minute the virus infects a new host.

    AIDS progresses not because the body isn’t capable of fighting off HIV — it is. But the immune defenses eventually succumb to the virus in the final standoff.

    Now researchers led by Barton Haynes, director of the Duke University Human Vaccine Institute at Duke University School of Medicine, believe they have found a way to tip the odds in the immune system’s favor.

    MORE: http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/04/health/time-hiv-antibodies/

    • nellcote

      when does their funding get cut by the goopers?

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

    Sad news…

    Suntimes @Suntimes 23m
    It is with a heavy heart we report that legendary film critic Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) has passed away

    • conlakappa

      It really is. RIP. The dynamic between him and his wife was such a funny one [like him claiming not to know her age, saying it was her business] but seemed to be a deep one. In looking for the quote, I saw on his Wiki that he dated Oprah. blinks

      • Alma98

        Oprah! WOW!

        • conlakappa

          The 1980s was a helluva decade, dating wise. I remember Oprah talking to someone [on Joan Rivers’s Faux show, maybe] about inheriting Whoopi’s little black book when Whoopi got married.

          • Alma98

            Well now!

          • Aquagranny911

            LOL!

      • rikyrah

        we know what he liked…LOL

      • Aquagranny911

        Really? I didn’t know that

      • PBomb

        He did date Oprah and convinced her to syndicate her show from the Chicago local area to national.

        The rest is history.

    • Alma98

      RIP

    • rikyrah

      My heart is sad for his wife and family

    • MsKitty

      RIP. This one hurts.

      • Aquagranny911

        It does. I’ve always liked him even when I didn’t agree with his reviews.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia — – – -Ohhhhhhh — So SAD. Just heard yesterday thhat his cancer had returned.- — RIHEP- -AMEN.

      Obama on Ebert: ‘Roger Was the Movies’

      — – -President Obama is mourning his fellow Chicagoan, the film critic Roger Ebert, who died today at age 70 following a recurrence of cancer. In a brief statement released by the White House, Obama says that Ebert was unsparing in hisassessments of the movies he reviewed, and a great ambassador for the medium.
      – – – — -Michelle and I are saddened to hear about the passing of Roger Ebert. For a generation of Americans—and especially Chicagoans—Roger was the movies. When he didn’t like a film, he was honest; when he did, he was effusive – capturing the unique power of the movies to take us somewhere magical. Even amidst his own battles with cancer, Roger was as productive as he was resilient—continuing to share his passion and perspective with the world. The movies won’t be the same without Roger, and our thoughts and prayers are with Chaz and the rest of the Ebert family.
      — -AMEN.

      • Admiral_Komack

        DAMN!
        Condolences to his family.

        • GreenLadyHere

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

          – —***fist bump*** -AMEN.

          Good 2 C U Admiral, :>)

    • gn

      RIP, utterly fantastic human being.

    • qosine

      I will really miss him. I’m sad for his wife and family.

    • Aquagranny911

      Dang! I read he had a new outbreak of his cancer but he’s such a trooper I thought he would hang in longer.

      RIP Mr Ebert, I would so love to read a review of your next journey.

    • PBomb

      The cool thing about Ebert was that he would review Black movies, when alot of critics wouldn’t. He brought attention to alot of black films in a positive way.

    • Gc

      RIP? He was one of the good guys, and he fought so hard. Cancer needs to be cured, damn it.

    • isonprize

      NOT “Robert Ebert”

      DAMN, CNN, just DAMN.

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

    Welp!

    Chris Hayes viewers aged 25-to-54 — down 54% & net decline of 26% from avg. March viewership for Ed Schultz’s show politico.com/blogs/media/20…— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) April 4, 2013

    Dang! Nancy Grace beat him!

    8-9PM:

    · FNC: The O’Reilly Factor – 2,696,000 total viewers (462,000 in 25-54)
    · HLN: Nancy Grace – 792,000 total viewers (272,000 in 25-54)
    · MSNBC: All in with Chris Hayes – 639,000 total viewers (137,000 in 25-54)
    · CNN: Anderson Cooper 360 – 453,000 total viewers (114,000 in 25-54)

    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/04/03/new-cable-news-shows-all-in-with-chris-hayes-the-point-drop-in-day-2/176384/

    • Alma98

      uh huh

    • conlakappa

      So, is his hipster cohort rejecting ironically?

      • Aquagranny911

        They can “flat iron” him for all I care.

    • jds09

      Proof positive that the “cool kids” are just talking to and writing for each other.

    • rikyrah

      I believe it.

      I won’t even tune in to find out what’s gonna be on the show. I would do that for Ed. If I was interested in the topic, I’d watch.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia– – -POINTS —- annnnd LAFFS!! — LOL- — – –

      — -LOL – -Bu -bu – BUT. . He’s soooo “smart”!?- —

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Never thought I’d say this but…go O’Reilly?

      • Aquagranny911

        Wash your mouth with hot chili sauce! I’m rooting for Nancy Grace & I can’t stand her!

    • Aquagranny911

      BWAHAAAAA!!!! I hope they dump that little snickerdoodle fast!

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

    NBC Nightly News @nbcnightlynews 5m
    PHOTO: Jay-Z & Beyonce celebrate 5th wedding anniversary in Havana, Cuba http://twitpic.com/cgzgps

    • rikyrah

      I don’t mean to be funny, but is it legal? them being in Cuba?

      • goldenstar

        yes.

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

        It is…if they’re going for educational purposes.

        *bites tongue and heads to the Bad Lounge*

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

        It is…if they’re going for educational purposes.

        *bites tongue and heads to the Bad Lounge*

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – —Awwwwwww♥ — —

    – –Michelle Obama: The president’s got a ‘little swag’
    ***SA-WEET*** :>)

    – – — Is the president a sex symbol? According to his wife, the answer is obvious: Yes. – —Woo! –Hoo! –
    First Lady Michelle Obama weighed in on the matter on — where else? —
    “Entertainment Tonight” and was asked what it was like being married to a
    “sex symbol.”

    —-“He’s got a little swag, you know, that’s okay,” said Michelle Obama. “I’m proud of him. He’s a stylish man who is healthy and he’s smart and he’s passionate and he’s inspiring. And who wouldn’t fall in love with that, you know?” – —

    – —- -Our Love Is Here To Stay —-Awwww♥ -♥ –

    • Aquagranny911

      Hubby & I love that song we have danced to it many times. Great share ♥

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Aquagranny911. **BIG HUG♥*** — -:>)

        Awww—— -Would luv 2 C U2 —dancin’ annnnnd sayin’ –<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM_w4l2RGJ4&quot;THIS.- –Oooweee! :>)- –

        Good 2 C U. –BLESS U/DAUGHTER/FAM.♥- –

        • Aquagranny911

          LOL! We’ve been together so long we usually don’t step on each other’s feet anymore. No kicking, lol.

          ♥ HUGS ♥

          • GreenLadyHere

            Aquagranny♥ – – -LOL :>) – -CUTE. :>) –

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

    And the media and feminists make a mountain out of a molehill in 5…4…3..2..

    Pres Obama had flattering words for CA Atty Gen Kamala Harris. calling her “easy on the eyes…by far the best looking attorney general.”— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 4, 2013

    From GOPolitico:

    …And it wasn’t all about her legal chops, according to a pool report, which said the president noted “a couple of times that she is, objectively, easy on the eyes.”

    “She’s brilliant and she’s dedicated, she’s tough,” Obama said. “She also happens to be, by far, the best looking attorney general…. It’s true! C’mon.”

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2013/04/obama-praises-kamala-harris-bestlooking-attorney-general-160880.html

    • itgurl_29

      These same feminists get angry when he calls his own wife and daughters beautiful, but they don’t have a thing to say about Bill Clinton sexually assaulting women and having sexual relations with a 22 year old intern. I’m not here for it. They have no credibility. So now POTUS is a sexist because he called an obviously attractive woman “good looking”? See, this is why I can’t get with feminism. Because they want grown ass heterosexual men to be “one of the girls”. This is as silly as when they got mad at him for his basketball games. Sorry, but I like men who play sports and who know how to tastefully admire a woman. There’s nothing wrong with that. I don’t get offended if a man makes a positive remark about the way I look. Feminism tells me I’m supposed to feel as threatened by the man who compliments my smile as I am the man who tries to grab my behind when I walk past him. It’s not the same and I’m really sick of these women.

      • Aquagranny911

        You took the words right out of my keyboard! I love it when a man tells me I am attractive or admires my appearance. PBO is such a gentleman who truly admires & respects women.

        These dizzy biscuits are just being hateful!

      • jds09

        Like. Like. Like. It’s about context and patterns of behavior. Sheesh. Several years ago I attended a conference where she was the keynote speaker, my first comment to my colleague was that she was gorgeous. It just hits you like a 7 foot guy would compel you to say “he’s tall”. It’s bullshit like this that makes me avoid the word feminist. Pick your battles, please. This is not one.

        • Aquagranny911

          *Like* I’ve said that about any physically attractive person, woman, man or child.

      • PBomb

        This.

    • Tafr

      Well maybe he should of called her a cunt. You know those white feminist thought that shit was sooo witty and cute.

      • itgurl_29

        Oh, you need to tweet that!!!

        • rikyrah

          absolutely

      • isonprize

        Well maybe he should of called her a cunt. You know those white feminist thought that shit was sooo witty and cute.

        THIS. a thousand times THIS.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia — – -EVIL/VILE – – -DISGUSTIN’ — FOUL! – -RE-THUCKERS!! - —- -geesh!! —[soo MISS U -MJ♥]

      – – —NO WEAPON –FORMED AGAINST THEM —- — IT WON’T WORK!! —THANK U. :>)

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

      And here we go:

      Obama’s comment about Kamala Harris is disgraceful and really terrible for workplace equality nymag.com/daily/intellig…— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) April 4, 2013

      POTUS shouldn’t have commented on AG Harris’ looks. Stick to her skills alone. @illustrious_cee— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) April 4, 2013

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        Good grief.

        • Aquagranny911

          Say it again for me, Charlie Brown!

      • Alma98

        They need to get a life fuckin already. They thought it was cute when GWB patted that Olympic volleyball woman on the ass though. But PBO can’t compliment a beautiful black woman once again fuck’em!

      • Aquagranny911

        Why didn’t these people’s parents practice abstinence or some kind of birth control! This caca is really pissing me off.

    • Town

      National Enquirer, Globe, Star and Glen Bleck blaring that Obama’s cheating on Michelle in 5…4…3…2…

    • rikyrah

      I dunno about any of the other female AG’s, but Harris is attractive. it’s not like POTUS is lying

    • AxelFoley

      The man ain’t lied–she fine as fuck.

      • nellcote

        she fine as fuck.

        ===
        see now, if he’d said THAT, I could see where people might get upset LOL

    • Admiral_Komack

      This is the hill they want to die on?
      Wow.
      I guess I would have permanent residence in The Bad Lounge forever, because in my time I’ve told many, many women that they were beautiful…and I meant it.

  • Miranda

    *sigh*

    And the bullshit has commenced.

    Zerlina Maxwell ‏@ZerlinaMaxwell45s
    This is an important point. RT @MAGermano: @ZerlinaMaxwell @angela_rye did POTUS compliment Eric Holder’s looks when he appointed him?

    • itgurl_29

      No, he didn’t because he’s not GAY! Jesus Christ! And no, I would not have a problem with a female president complimenting the looks of the obviously attractive Eric Holder.

      • Tafr

        I swear there is something seriously wrong with these fools.

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

      PBO has publicly remarked on men’s good looks, and not one peep from Zerlina and the rest of them. She needs to have several seats with her media thirsty azz.

    • gn

      Every day there is a new irrelevant, stupid story.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda —– – TELL ‘EM! –MR. PRESIDENT!! – — -HAH!!

    • MsKitty

      Lost perspective much?

      Zerlina Maxwell ‏@ZerlinaMaxwell
      Hey in the greatest irony – Take back the night is tonight at my school

      • Miranda

        She needs to take back her mind because its lost.

        • Aquagranny911

          Why don’t we have a credible “like button” anymore. This deserves “like” by 1000x!

      • Tafr

        There is no irony there. You know for an aspiring lawyer her critical thinking skills suck. She is treading on thin ice here, comparing a compliment to sexual violence.

        • Aquagranny911

          Nailed That!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Daltex82

      I swear these newstainers should just all go apply for a gig at Entertainment Tonight and call it a day. You can’t get these mofos worked up about shyt that matters, but let the most insignificant of things happen and they won’t shut their frickin’ traps.

      • gn

        Srsly. Between this and the handwringing over First Lady Obama stating, *WHEN ASKED* that she can see why people find her husband attractive…enough is enough. I give it to the President and First Lady…I would have lost my temper by now but they stay calm and cool regardless of how they are picked apart.

        • Aquagranny911

          I’ve lost my temper so many times for the Obama family that I could be their “anger translator!”

        • AxelFoley

          I’m a Taurus. We’re easygoing people until we’ve had enough bullshit (no pun intended). I woulda dropped the proverbial hammer on these fools a long time ago. This is why I can never become President.

      • AxelFoley

        Thank you.

  • rikyrah

    Magic’s trying to be a supportive father. But, I gotta think it’s different in having a son whose gay with one who is FLAMING.

    ……………………….

    Magic Johnson Tells All
    Gay Son, Black Hatred
    & Closeted Athletes Coming Out

    Magic Johnson has never talked about it before … but he wanted to open up about his gay son and the implications that Earvin Johnson III’s coming out will have in the black community, in the sports community and in their lives.

    TMZ sat down with the NBA legend for an unbelievably candid interview — we’ve divided the video into three parts:

    1) How Magic went to his son around the age of 13 and asked, “Are you gay?” Magic explains why he felt the need to approach his kid and the importance of letting EJ know his whole family loved and supported him.

    2) Magic tells us how he feels about some of the hateful reactions to EJ’s coming out on African-American blogs and whether he’s bitter, given his unparalleled support of the black community.

    3) Magic talks about how his son’s coming out could inspire professional athletes to follow suit. Harvey also asks Magic how, as the owner of the L.A. Dodgers, he would react to a player coming out

    http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/04/magic-johnson-gay-son-ej-coming-out-interview-tmz-harvey-levin/#ixzz2PWEpqX1P

    • Alma98

      I read about this earlier, good for him and his family giving him love & support. That said the pic of EJ and his boyfriend tickled me cause he looked like Madea. I also didn’t like them lumping all black people with a few ignorant trolls on some African-american blogs.

      • itgurl_29

        He looked like the product of a Madea and Andre Leon Talley tryst!

        • Alma98

          LOL! OMG Yes he does!

        • isonprize

          Chile!!! I said ALT musta his been muse…

          Wooooo, LAWD.

        • rikyrah

          Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    • gn

      What annoys me about this story is that first of all, TMZ was out of line hounding the son and putting a video up of him on the net. There was no reason for it other than to invite the ridicule which the video received. That’s a fairly young guy who is likely still developing his self-esteem; I don’t think that’s right.

      Second of all, TMZ and Magic Johnson were extremely quick to call out African Americans specifically, when TMZ’s own comments section contained ridicule and some derogatory remarks same as the black blogs.

      It seems like a story which was manufactured by not of color GLBT people for the express purpose of yet again taking another racist swipe at the black community, which seems to be an obsession of some some folks. I was dismayed that Magic Johnson allowed himself and his son to be used like that; if it were me, I would be PISSED at TMZ for following my child (who on the video, even looked fairly uncomfortable) with a camera and then putting a video of him up for worldwide ridicule. He was made fun of by white people, black people, straight and gay. Just a messy and malicious thing to do.

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

        Thank you! They can get gone with that “Black hatred” bullshit (which is based on one or two blogs) when white males commit more anti-gay crimes than any other group.

        • gn

          TMZ’s own comments sections to these stories contain plenty of homophobic remarks, and I can just imagine what commenters at places like yahoo would have had to say about that video. For these folks to have skipped over that in order to chide random black blogs speaks VOLUMES. Just smacks of another premeditated attack on black people.

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

        Thank you! They can get gone with that “Black hatred” bullshit (which is based on one or two blogs) when white males commit more anti-gay crimes than any other group.

  • Aquagranny911

    Hola POU!

    I may have to swoon! Dinah Washington…”Our love is here to stay…” & my Hubby is 800 miles away. No fair! I’m getting all gushy & romantic with no one to gush on!

    “What a difference a day makes” another fav. They don’t make them like this anymore. She did some of the most romantic songs.

  • Alma98

    This is just disgusting and as far as I’m concerned it’s child abuse.
    You Tube needs to pull this shit!

    • Aquagranny911

      That is just sick making. I have no more words.

      • Alma98

        I call it child abuse AG.

        • Miranda

          It IS child abuse.

  • Miranda

    Seriously…I just can’t

    Zerlina Maxwell ‏@ZerlinaMaxwell28s
    RT @gretton: @ZerlinaMaxwell flattery is often manipulative. It is about gaining favor / lowering the guard of someone for ulterior motives.

    • Alma98

      She needs therapy, what ulterior motives does PBO have towards Kamala Harris.

      • Aquagranny911

        Therapy? I say she is on drugs or needs some!

      • Miranda

        She does need therapy – or the therapy she’s getting is not working. She has talked about being sexually assaulted in the past and unfortunately some of the things she says has led me to believe she hasn’t resolved how to separate that traumatic event from everyday life. She said some stuff that I thought was flat out dangerous during the aftermath of the Steubenville convictions.

        • Alma98

          Nancy Grace?

        • Aquagranny911

          I have to shudder. I’ve counseled sexual assault & abuse victims during my working life. This haunts a person until they get the therapy & do the work to take back their spirits that were violated more than their bodies.

          Bodies can heal a lot faster than minds & souls. The pain never really goes away completely but the victims CAN reclaim their personhood, became survivors & take back the core of themselves.

          If this is what she struggles with I am sorry but she should be doing some serious therapy not spewing venom in the media against PBO.

          • Alma98

            I agree AG this seemed to have triggered something her.

        • AxelFoley

          Explains it all. So I guess to her, all men are predators. Sorry she went through her ordeal, but she needs to check herself.

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

      WTF?? She has really crossed the line with this bs. She and this gretton person are painting PBO as a predator!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda —Nice gesture:- -:>) – -Good on U2- — Annnnd ALL:>) –

    – -Janet Napolitano, Jack Lew to give pay to charity
    – – – –Add Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to the growing list of senior administration
    officials giving away some of their pay as department employees face
    furloughs.Napolitano will donate five percent of her salary to foundations that benefit department personnel, a spokesperson told POLITICO.

    Lew will contribute a “portion of his salary to non-profits that
    support people and programs that have been adversely affected by the
    sequester,” Treasury spokeswoman Natalie Earnest said.

    The State Department made a similar announcement
    about Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday and Attorney General Eric Holder will give back some of his pay if his department’s employees are forced to take furloughs. The leaders of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency plan to write checks back to the Treasury or give to charity in a sign of solidarity with their furloughed employees.

    – – – -THANK U –4 your LEADERSHIP — -MR. PRESIDENT. :>)
    [Gotta “hit da road”. C YA soon♥]

    • Aquagranny911

      Good on you Janet! I forgive you a little more for leaving us with Bruja Brewer.

      • goldenstar

        She really does look like a bruja. Especially that photo pointing her finger at PBO’s face.

        • Aquagranny911

          If you painted her green she could have played Wicked Witch in Wizard of OZ!

          She’s a mess, a puppet of ALEC & other big $$$ with about two brain cells. Gracia a Dios we are done with her in 2014. (Term limits)

          In our state, Gov & Ltgov are elected separately so they can often be from different parties. I had big issues with Gov Napolitano who would hardly take a day off leaving this biscuit in charge, & then ran off to Washington.

          I am slowly forgiving her & I think she is doing a good job at Homeland & she knows the border issues. She really is a good person even though I still harbor some of a grudge.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL Aquagranny. — -There YA go. :>) —

        Plus — -BROOMHILDA’s BROOM has “lost some STRAW.” LOL

  • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

    From cookemom at TOD:

    “Want to get background checks on firearms? Televise scores of AAs
    purchasing guns in large numbers at gun shows and sales across the
    country. Want to end conceal/carry laws? Arm AAs and have them carry
    conceal guns that everyone knows they have on them. Anti-gun laws
    would be passed before you can say ‘lock and load’. Want it even
    faster than that? Have the AAs purchasing the weapons dress in militant
    gear, similar to the Black Panthers of the 60′s. Problem
    solved……next.”

    http://theobamadiary.com/2013/04/04/rest-in-peace-roger-ebert/#comment-685437

    • Miranda

      Believe it…they would freak out if that happened, but it should.

    • nellcote

      similar to the Black Panthers of the 60′s.

      ===
      That’s why Raygun signed off on gun control in CA.

  • Gc

    Weird news: Tomorrow a group of politicos , including Tom Vilsack, will be visiting a local elementary school as part of Michelle’s children’s anti obesity program. Guess whose school :) today we received drilling on camera crews, security. I have met many of the state people (Blumenthal, etc) but someone who hangs with Obama?!!!

    • Alma98

      That’s great Gc take pics if they allow!

      • Gc

        I wonder….I already have a comment lined up: ” childhood obesity, bad. Republicans, worse!”

        • Alma98

          LOL!

    • Miranda

      Cool!

    • qosine

      Lucky you, gc!!

    • gn

      That’s terrific!

    • Aquagranny911

      WooHoo! Tool cool. Come back & tell all!

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

      Cool! I’m happy and excited for you!

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY Gc♥. ***BIG –Comfortin’ –HUG*** :>) – —

      – -**STOMPIN’ – –4 times – -’cause I’m Soooo –HAPPY 4 U. :>)***

      ENJOY your day. :>) BLESS U. :>) – -

    • sagittarius

      Fabulous… be sure to come back and share!

  • Alma98

    Y’all might need an evening thread cause disqus is acting stupid since hitting 100 comments. It keeps putting old comments as new.

    • Miranda

      Done!

      • Alma98

        Thanks!

      • Aquagranny911

        Miranda can’t we just do grievous bodily harm on Disqus chips & nasty little innards? I will volunteer to do the deed & take the fall.

        This new format is just awful!

  • Miranda

    Evening thread is up!