October 22, 2017

Thursday Afternoon Thread: The One

(h/t The Obama Diary)

  • Miranda

    PBO is good for business! Mittens? not so much.

    Roadside politics: Power visits from Obama big draw for local restaurants, businesses

    WASHINGTON – Call it the Obama effect: A presidential visit can be good advertising for restaurants and businesses.

    Vermilion in Alexandria, Va., is one of the most recent establishments in the spotlight after President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, dined there on Valentine’s Day.

    “That kind of exposure has helped drive business without a doubt,” general manager David Hammond said. “A lot of our regular diners have been congratulatory. There’s a real positive buzz.”

    more here

    • gc

      THAT is how it’s should be. We were in Kennybunkport a few years ago, went into a restaurant, saw a photo of Bush Jr on the wall, walked out. “Not eating in a place with THAT in plain view. “

  • Miranda

    White Plains Police Cleared in Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

    For the third time since 2008, a Westchester grand jury has decided not to indict a police officer involved in a deadly shooting, this time in the case of former Marine Kenneth Chamberlain. The 68-year-old was killed late last year in his apartment after a standoff with police, who showed up to check on Chamberlain after his medical alert device went off accidentally. According to the police version of events, they shot the “emotionally disturbed” man in self-defense as he attempted to stab an officer, but Chamberlain’s family has said that surveillance tape and audio from the scene show otherwise and include the police using racial slurs.

    more here

    • Daltex82

      This is why I will be hurt, but not surprised if Zimmerman walks.

    • Damn. *smh*

  • isonprize

    I’m still learning how to tweet, so those who know how to imbed youtube video in tweets, PLEASE, DO YOUR THANG HERE!!

    PA Voter ID Law Would Keep 93-Year-Old Who Marched With Martin Luther King From Voting — The story of Vivette Applewhite

    • Just copy and paste the link to the video in your tweet.

  • aleth

    What fuck is this chinese dissident smokng? First he says he wants to stay in china, now he wants to come to America “temporarily” to rest. Now he wants to meet with Clinton and leave with her plus family. Dude what were you thinking when you left the embassy with the notion you will get to go for a masters degree in china. He does honorable work but the entitlement…he says he wants to rest after 10 years been an activist. An activist work in life s never over. He is admirable but the fucking entitlement….you know how many dissidents want to come? Dude smells like politics to me

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY aleth. ***BIG HUG*** :>) —Sharin’ your IRE.

      – – -THIS – – – – –but the entitlement…he says he wants to rest after 10 years been an activist. – –Annnnd THIS – — –Dude smells like politics to me – – —

      The Chinese KNOW the fragile economic situation that exists between our countries.
      MR. President has been meeting with – -various HEADS of STATES in order 2 smooth out the INTERNATIONAL wrinkles.

      Some HATA in the government wants 2 KEEP MESS – -MESSY!! —

      I’m thinkin’ that HE is the – -MESSY FACTOR!! — –

      The truth will come out – –eventually. – —

      Good 2 C U aleth. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Afternoon miranda — – – -LOL – – -THIS PIC. – – ‘member when I tried 2 convince the FAM that the woman was me. – – -UNTIL there was a PIC from the – -OTHER VIEW. LOL – – -Fond memories. LOL – —

    — –Can You Feel The Love♥ Tonight? – – -YES WE CAN. :>) 2 SWEET. – – –

    – – – –TRUE — BAAA-LACK LOVE♥!! Ahhhhhh. :>) — — –

    – – -BLESS U 2. :>) — -AMEN.

  • Miranda


    Romney Adviser: Al Qaeda Is Stronger After Bin Laden’s Death

    But the assessment of the Director of National Intelligence and U.S. intelligence agencies isn’t convincing to Mitt Romney foreign policy adviser Walid Phares. Phares, as reported on his Facebook Wall [screencap] and Twitter [screencap], told Canadian CTV last week:

    [E]liminating Osama Bin Laden was part of the war withal [sic] Qaeda and an act of justice. But reality is that al Qaeda after Bin Laden’s killing is stronger everywhere it has a presence. From Yemen to Somalia, to the Sahel, as wel [sic] as in Pakistan and Afghanistan, al Qaeda has more militants, more battlefields and a new generation of commanders. Killing Bin Laden was one single operation in a war that is raging and growing

    • rikyrah

      Jackal Reporter: Mr. President, the GOP has accused you of being an appeaser.

      POTUS: Ask Osama Bin Laden if I’m an appeaser. Go ask Al Qaeda. Whoever’s left.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – -NOW – –I’ll POST this one —while walkin’ PAST some other STOOPID POLL that said that teh WILLARD was gainin’ on MR. PRESIDENT!! – –ON! WHAT PLANET!!!??? – —

    – – –WashPost poll: Obama leads Romney by 7 points in Va. – —

    – – – —The latest from the state that both sides are focusing on this week:

    President Obama leads former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney in Virginia but commonwealth voters are evenly divided on the White House’s major policies, a new Washington Post poll shows.

    Obama is ahead of Romney, the presumed Republican nominee, 51 percent to 44 percent among registered voters. And Romney does no better against Obama than he did a year ago, despite his emergence as the GOP standard-bearer…
    THERE IS MORE. – –[It’s prolly HIGHER than this.]


  • JojoRaze

    I’ve been reading and rofl about this new David Marnis book and have a few thoughts:

    1) Genevieve Cook is trifling for selling her diary. PBO has a wife and two under age daughters. Malia and Sasha don’t need to know about their daddy’s or mama’s macktivities/hoetivities at this stage of the game.

    2) Genevieve Cook is silly for releasing this diary because it shows her as a fool. This brotha told you he was looking for his Princess Tiana and you Snow White and didn’t tell him to go head on and find his black queen and leave you the heck alone. Really tho?

    3) The diary excerpts are going to make black women love PBO more than they already did. I dang near swooned about him trying to find a black woman to complete him since he was a teen.

    4) Earth to Jodi Kantor: when you are writing a book about people’s feelings/personal lives, interview them. David Marniss interviewed PBO and asked him about his girlfriends so he knew about the new biography; and also why PBO hasn’t said anything contrary about the book.

    • danadevin74

      She let a 22 year old get the drawls knowing he didn’t love her
      It makes her seem like a lovesick teenage girl
      I know she is in her 50’s now prob with kids and grandkids
      She had her chance it wasn’t meant to be
      And by releasing those letters what is she hoping will happen?

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      LOL – – -THIS – – ->The diary excerpts are going to make black women love PBO more than they already did. – — –[SPEAK TRUTH!!] – — I dang near swooned reading about him trying to find a black woman to complete him since he was a teen. Which is why when he saw Michelle the first day at Sidley Austin he sopped her up like a two piece with a biscuit and gravy. – – — – -LOL. – – – – U needta – – -QUIT!! – – -LOL

      Thanks 4 da – – -LAFF! :>)

      Good 2 C U. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – –BWAHHAHA – —-WELCOME 2 da – -REAL WORLD with – –

    – – – – —ERRYDAY -PEOPLE – – – -JUS’ – — STR8 –CALLIN’ YER ARSE – – – OUT!! –LOL – – –

    – — –Video: Woman Shouts Repeatedly to Mitt Romney ‘You’re a Racist!’ – — –

    – – — Just several hours after Mitt Romney accused President Obama of politicizing the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, the GOP presidential candidate was at a New York City event with former mayor Rudy Guiliani — marking the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death.

    And he was heckled to boot.

    – — -SKIP —-

    But Romney’s remarks on the street outside the firehouse were overshadowed by a female heckler, who repeatedly screamed, “Mitt Romney is a racist!” as the presumptive Republican candidate gave brief remarks and took questions. While never explicitly acknowledged by Romney, the protester was clearly audible on television broadcasts of the event, and the former governor spoke for just around five minutes before hurrying into a nearby SUV.

    Ohhhhhh – –IT’S GON GET RUFFER!! – – – -LOL – – -How ’bout U campaignin’ – – in – -saaaaaay – –DETROIT!! HAH.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — -WOW&1/2!! — – WHAT a SICK – – –EVIL/VILE – –RACIST!! – – –

    – –Neo-Nazi who killed family was ‘cruel,’ ‘controlling,’ friend of victims says – – –

    —- –A leading neo-Nazi reportedly blamed by authorities in Arizona for killing two women, an Army veteran and a 16-month-old child in a suspected domestic incident was “cruel and controlling,” according to a former co-worker of one victim.

    J.T. Ready, a former Marine, was running for Pinal County sheriff and was a member of the U.S. Border Guard and the Minuteman Project, according to The Arizona Republic, which described the groups as anti-illegal immigration organizations. The paper said he also belonged to the National Socialist Movement, a group with white-supremacist views.

    The shootings took place at a house in Gilbert, Ariz., shortly after midday Wednesday. The Republic reported that authorities believe Ready killed himself after shooting the others.


    – –-RIHEP – – –VICTIMS. — CONDOLENCES 2 FAMILY/FRIENDS. AMEN. – – [Brief meetig. Back as soon as. :>)]

  • lamh35

    Evening all.

    My nephew’s school had a contest where the students had to draw a picture of the school mascot, the winner’s drawing would be made into a t-shirt. Well my nephew’s drawing won the contest and his drawing was made into shirts for the whole school and the t-shirts included his signatures as well. I photoshopped the signature (to protect the innocent…lol), but here is the finished product. My sister is SOOOO proud.


    • rikyrah


    • JojoRaze

      Your nephew is a great artist! I love how you are so family-centric.

    • GreenLadyHere

      lamh35 – – – -Oooooo-weeeee!! HOW TALENTED!! :>)

      The COLORS R sooo VIBRANT!! :>) The LINES R CLEAN!! :>)

      – -CONGRATULATIONS – –young NEPHEW! :>) ***BIG HUG***



  • Miranda

    Clooney’s Obama Fundraiser Expected to Collect Record $12 Million (Exclusive)
    Campaign sources say the May 10 event will be the biggest in presidential election history. Obama returns to Southern California for another high-dollar fete, featuring a performance by Pink, in June.

    President Barack Obama’s dinner with George Clooney has officially sold out and campaign sources are telling The Hollywood Reporter that the event is expected to raise up to $12 million for the president’s reelection, making it the biggest presidential fundraiser in U.S. history.

    more here

  • isonprize

    From SmartyPants blog: ReTHUGlicans – Hypocrits!!! But then what else is new???

    Oh, this is rich! Scott Brown’s daughter covered under ACA


  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – –Woo! Hoo! – – –NOW THIS IS GOOD NEWS!! – —

    – – –Obama enjoys overwhelming Hispanic support in 2012 race – – –

    – – – —Hispanic Americans, the fastest growing minority group in the United States, favor President Barack Obama over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney by a huge margin, a potentially decisive factor in the Nov. 6 election.

    Hispanics are critical because of the complex state-by-state system for choosing the U.S. president.

    They could tip the vote in the president’s favor in key swing states like Colorado, Nevada and Florida. What’s more, the Hispanic vote could put once-solidly Republican Arizona in play for Obama.

    First Lady Michelle Obama was in Arizona on Monday, testing the waters for her husband at a fundraiser. She also stopped in three other heavily Hispanic states in the U.S. southwest — Colorado, Nevada and reliably Democratic New Mexico. Vice President Joe Biden also was in Arizona two weeks ago, courting voters who last settled on a Democrat for president when Bill Clinton won re-election in 1996.

    – – – – – -SKIP – – – —

    – – – –THIS – – –>In the latest poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, Obama overwhelms Romney by 67 percent to 27 percent among Hispanic registered voters. That support matches the 67 percent of the Hispanic vote Obama captured in 2008.

    – – -2 CHANGE AZ from RED 2 – –PURPLE would B HUGE! – – – -BUT 2 BLUE — – —WOW&1/2! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -SAD ENTERTAINMENT – –NEWS – – -***head bow*** – —

    – – –Skatalites’ bassist Lloyd Brevett dies in Jamaica at 80 – – –

    – —Relatives say a founding member of the influential band The Skatalites has died in Jamaica at age 80.

    Family spokeswoman Maxine Stowe says bassist Lloyd Brevett died Thursday at a Kingston hospital.

    He had suffered a stroke in March, two weeks after his son was murdered by gunmen outside the family’s home.

    Brevett was an original member of The Skatalites, a hugely influential band begun in 1964. The group made its mark by transforming everything from jazz to movie themes into ska style.

    Musicologist Bunny Goodison says Brevett and drummer Lloyd Knibb were the “driving force of ska.” Knibb died in 2011.

    Brevett is survived by his wife and five children.

    – — – –SKATALITES – LIVE – – —

    – – – – – – –London Produccion- The Skatalites -Tribute + Lloyd Brevett – —

    – – —RIHEP – – -THANK U 4 your MUSIC – – -LLOYD BREVETT. – – –


  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -MR. PRESIDENT is ALREADY participating in the FESTIVITIES. :>) – –

    – – – –VIDEO: President Obama’s remarks at “Cinco de Mayo at the White House” – – –

    – – – –As Willard M. Romney blows it yet again by shunning the Hispanic media, along comes President Obama looking all presidential and delivering remarks at a Cinco de Mayo reception in the Rose Garden.

    What a snob!

    And what a contrast:

    – – — –SI SE PUEDE! :>) – — –