August 22, 2014

Thursday Evening Thread: Black Voices on NBC reflect on Race, Prejudice and Trayvon

Trayvon Martin case: Black voices of NBC reflect on race, prejudice

The death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has stirred up nationwide conversations regarding prejudice and justice. On this week’s Rock Center with Brian Williams, a segment aired showing some of the black voices of NBC discussing their feelings regarding the Trayvon Martin case and their personal experiences with racial prejudice.

 

(h/t The Grio)

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  • Miranda

    In other words: I wanna be able to say “nigga nigga nigga!!!” too. I especially want to be able to call that usurper in the White House a nigga, a blackity black black nigga…and his wife too!!

    National Review Writer Longs for Clear Rules on the Use of the N-Word

    Conservatives have had a hard time understanding the outrage over Trayvon Martin’s death, and Thursday’s head-scratcher comes from the National Review’s Victor Davis Hanson, who is outraged over at the lack of rules for the appropriate use of the N-word. Hanson wonders why everyone is angry that it kind of sounds like George Zimmerman said “fucking coon” in the 911 call he made before shooting Martin (although his colleague Robert VerBruggen has done some amateur audio forensics to suggest that Zimmerman said something different), and yet no one is mad that Martin himself made his Twitter handle “NO_LIMIT_NIGGA.” Two words considered slurs against black people, yet two different meanings. How can this be?

    more here
    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2012/03/national-review-writer-longs-clear-rules-use-n-word/50517/

    • rikyrah

      they can use Nigger whenever they want to.

      what they want is to be able to use Nigger WITHOUT ANY REPERCUSSIONS.

      fuck that.

      • Kennymack1971

        Exactly. They can say nigger whenever they please. Just don’t be upset if it’s done at the wrong place/time and the result is getting knocked the fuck out. We are not going back to 1955.

        • rikyrah

          when this comes up, I’m honest…

          I’ll just cuss your ass out, but here’s the thing…you might roll upon the wrong one, like my best friend, and she will straight up slap the shyt out of you without blinking.

          Like I said… ‘roll up on the wrong one’…..

          • GOVCHRIS1988

            Yep, I told this white guy when he asked me about this same subject. I said, you’ll know the wrong way to use it when your face just hit the floor after meeting with a fist. Shut him right up then and there.

      • MsKitty

        So in the meantime “Muslim” is used as a stand-in. They couldn’t care less if President Obama was an atheist, “Muslim” is the closest socially-acceptable cousin to nigger. Of course mainstream America hasn’t read between the lines, but we know what time it is.

        • GOVCHRIS1988

          Oh absolutely. I knew that since the 2008 primaries. Substitute nigga for every statement made about the President being “Muslim”

        • rikyrah

          oh, I know what ‘Obama is a Muslim’ means.

          I’ve been Black in America longer than 3 days

      • malletgirl02

        Exactly they want us to act like uncle Remus in movie Song of the South.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Oh, this is A.K.A., saying nigger without getting knocked the fuck out. Uh, does hell go with no? Trust me, the rule of say it and get knocked the fuck out still stands.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda – — —SIMPLE – - –

      – — -U! SAID! -WHA’???- — -- —–

      ——Don’t worry—-the BLEEDING will STOP in 35 MINUTES!!-

    • aleth

      Why do they desire to say it?

      Martin is dead and a kid ….why are we going to mad at him?

      Maybe we should have put holloways sexual exploits on tv to justify her murder? Jeez these people don’t stop

      They desire to create the rule on everything concerning black life…that is the problem. They want to define what it means to be black? They don’t want to know you or have empathy for you. So obsessed with black folk

      We know them but they don’t know us

      Get the fuck out of here with this rubbish

      This whole Zimmerman rubbish is annoying..arrest and go to trial. Go to trial and mount whatever rubbish defense they have. Stop

    • aleth

      Why do they desire to say it?

      Martin is dead and a kid ….why are we going to mad at him?

      Maybe we should have put holloways sexual exploits on tv to justify her murder? Jeez these people don’t stop

      They desire to create the rule on everything concerning black life…that is the problem. They want to define what it means to be black? They don’t want to know you or have empathy for you. So obsessed with black folk

      We know them but they don’t know us

      Get the fuck out of here with this rubbish

      This whole Zimmerman rubbish is annoying..arrest and go to trial. Go to trial and mount whatever rubbish defense they have. Stop

    • Elie

      “Appropriate use”??

      There will NEVER be such a moment or opportunity for you Victor Davis Hanson.

      Get used to it.

      And with all the other entitlements that come by virtue of the color of your skin fool, you should be more than content yet you still want to be able to use the N-word when and where you want to.

      Fool has lost his freaking mind!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good evenin’ Miranda. —–***BIG HUH*** – — -

    – — -KIN FOLKS who R SKIN FOLKS — -MAKES 4 a POWERFUL BOND!!

    2 the “brotha” –who wished that he could live WITHOUT thinkin’ about RACE DAILY – - —2 BAD!!! – —U were DEALT THIS CARD!! —

    FIND some POSITIVE IN IT!!. SYMPATHIZE with the MARTIN FAMILY!!

    I FEEL PROUD 2 LIVE IN — – OUR COMMUNITY!! —:>)

    THANK U 4 THIS. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda- – - -LOL. – - — O.K- —– – -CREATIVITY at work —-

    – - -HILARIOUS! Barack Obama Sings LMFAO’s “Sexy And I Know It” (VIDEO)

    – - -We all know that President Barack Obama likes to sing some of the old-school, soulful classics every once in a while, but how about some of the new jams?

    Well, Obama doesn’t really like to sing those – until now. And you can thank a YouTube channel named Barackdubs for it. The people involved with that channel made this hilarious video of Barack Obama singing LMFAO’s smash hit, “Sexy and I Know it.”

    THIS —– >The video was created using a bunch of old Obama sound bits. This video must have taken forever to make, but that’s OK because this clip is all kinds of awesome. – - -

    Check it out and tell us what you think. — -FUN. >)

  • Miranda

    I would like to personally thank this writer for calling this stupid racist research out for the completely moronic waste of time it was.

    New Research Blames Low-Income African American Women for Couples’ Contraceptive Choices

    Recently, I was asked by a reporter to comment on a study titled, “Cash, Cars and Condoms: Economic Factors in Disadvantaged Adolescent Women’s Condom Use.” The purpose of the study was to “evaluate whether adolescent women who received economic benefits from their boyfriends were more likely never to use condoms.” My first question was, “Why is this question even being asked?” As I read the study, my questions grew—as did my dismay at reading this examination of girls’ condom use that asked no questions of the men whose penises would actually be covered by these condoms.

    I do not think the reporter expected me to open up the can of evaluative whoop-ass I did on this study, so I wasn’t all that surprised when in the article my prolific rants were condensed down to a benign sentence or two admonishing the greater research community that more research needs to be done. There is much more to say about this new publication by respected researchers that yet again ends up blaming women for their male partners’ sexual behaviors and decision-making.

    more here
    http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/article/2012/03/07/her-boyfriend-has-car-and-didnt-use-condom-new-research-blames-young-women-couple

    • Alma98

      Do white adolescent girls who receive economic benefits from their boyfriends use condoms? I’m guessing the answer is no if you have ever watched MTV’s 16 and Pregnant.

      • Elie

        Touché!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda —GOOD NEWS – –from the FAMILY VALUES POTTY – - —

    – –Sources: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley could be indicted this week —-

    – - – — South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is into all kinds of mischief. Now it seems she may be in over her head.

    Via Palmetto Public Record:

    Two well-placed legal experts have independently told Palmetto Public Record they expect the U.S. Department of Justice to issue an indictment against South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on charges of tax fraud as early as this week.

    A… federal official has also privately confirmed rumblings of an investigation and possible indictment …
    THERE IS MORE –FORTHCOMING

    • Alma98

      Teehee.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Almaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! —-Woo! Hooo – - -

        GOOD 1. :>) May I use it? —-:>)

        • Alma98

          Be my guest lol.

          • GreenLadyHere

            Alma98 – - -THANK U. :>)

    • AxelFoley

      I knew a girl named Nikki
      I guess you could say she was a tax cheat
      I met her at the capital steps
      Contemplating another scheme
      She said, “How’d you like to grift sometime?”
      And I could not resist when I saw Little Nikki’s grind

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda —–GOOD JUDICIAL NEWS – -

    – —Oklahoma Judge Strikes Down State’s Mandatory Ultrasound Law – - –

    – - — -On Wednesday, an Oklahoma district judge struck down a state law requiring women to have an ultrasound image placed in front of them and to listen to a detailed description of the fetus before having an abortion. District Judge Bryan Dixon ruled that the 2010 measure is an unconstitutional special law because it only affects patients, physicians, and sonographers who deal with abortions without addressing other medical care. Along with Oklahoma, several states have mandatory ultrasound laws; Virginia passed one most recently. Challenges against these types of laws are pending in North Carolina and Ohio, while Texas’ law went into effect this year after a judge upheld it.

    i keep sayin’ – —THIS is “WHYCOME” the RE-THUGS won’t APRIVE JUDGES appointed by –MR. PRESIDENT. – -THEY SCURRED!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda — — -Go ‘head —MR. PRESIDENT – – - -

    – –Obama outspends Republican campaigns by millions – - –

    – - – - – -- With Republicans locked in a contentious and expensive primary, President Barack Obama has spent a small fortune in recent months to build and maintain a campaign operation that is larger, more diverse and more focused on November’s general election than any of his opponents’ organizations.

    Republican contenders like Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have surely been watching their expenses during their primary elections: millions here for ad spending, millions there for travel, rallies and consulting fees.

    — -But Obama, who faces no serious challenger for the Democratic nomination, has sunk his cash into an expansive brick-and-mortar operation with offices in nearly every state. His campaign has spent more than $135 million on operations through February, according to an Associated Press analysis of Federal Election Commission records. That’s about $3 million more than all his Republican challengers combined.

    Republicans bristle over reports that Obama’s paid staff exceeds 500, many of whom work in the campaign’s Chicago headquarters.

    “I think the campaign is single-handedly trying to lower the unemployment rate by hiring field staff,” Romney political director Rich Beeson said. “When they point to the fact about how many people they’ve got hired and how many offices they’ve got, they’re just trying to distract people from the reality of (how) they’re going to have a heck of a time finding people to get out and vote for him.”

    Campaign filings list more than 330 paid staffers in Chicago and 200 more spread across the country — payroll costs that exceed $6.3 million during the last two months alone.

    “We’re building the largest grass-roots campaign in history,” campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said. “You can see it here, but it’s really happening in the states.”
    THERE IS MORE.

    Annnnd THEY —JEALOUS!! – - -LOL.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – - -REV. AL RECEIVED SUPPORT — -[BUT - - -the word "NEUTERED"??] —

    — -MSNBC Pres. Defends Al Sharpton’s Role In Trayvon Case: We Didn’t Hire Him To Be ‘Neutered’ News Presenter – - —

    – —– -Last weekend, CNN’s Howard Kurtz took issue with the dual role Rev. Al Sharpton is playing in the Trayvon Martin case. While he is an MSNBC anchor, Sharpton has also been an activist who “has claimed a starring role in the Trayvon Martin case.” On a Reliable Sources segment, and then in a Daily Beast piece, Kurtz said even commentators have rules to abide by, but Sharpton has “obliterated” any such boundaries. In a recent Associated Press piece that tackled the same topic, MSNBC head Phil Griffin openly stated, “We didn’t hire Al to become a neutered kind of news presenter.”

    — – How ’bout —-CONTROLLED?? — – - –

    —REV. Al —THANK U 4 YOUR VARIOUS ROLES as ACTIVIST annnnd NEWS HOST!! —-BLESS U. :>)

    • trose1

      GE GLH Happy Belated B Day discus was acting up so I could not tell u on that day. I hope u have a great B Day

      Some don’t like Black people having an opinion.
      SMH

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY trose1♥ —–***BIG HUG*** :>)

        THANK U sooo MUCH. Had a good day. I saved U some – -CAKE. :>)

        ——***fist bump*** :>) -BUT –REV. Al – is FIERCE!! :>)

        Good 2 C U. :>)

        • Elie

          Rev Al Rocks and is too effective and scares the shit of the Howard kutz’s of the world.
          So why would Hannity and O’reilly be ok playing the roles they play at Faux even when it’s all lies and incitement, but Rev Al cannot share the truth, inform and shed light on important, impactful incidents such as the Trayvon murder??

          As time has gone on, the pundits attacking Rev al from the sidelines, have gone from mocking him to really shitting in their pants!!

          You know what they say: First they mock you, then—-

  • Aquagranny911

    Hola, you all. I feel like one of those old LP records with a scratch that gets the needle stuck: WHEN WILL ZIMMERMAN BE ARRESTED?!?

    I finally got to view the police video that was posted here yesterday. I saw the long version with several views of Zimmerman. I could not see a mark on him. If he had a “broken nose” then I am a 20 year old blond with great boobs.
    (Trust me, I’m old, white headed & sagging everywhere. I was 20 once but I’ve never been blond & never wanted to be.)

    I know that the “mills of justice grind slowly but exceedingly fine” However, I want this man arrested sooner rather than later & the courts to examine all the evidence. At least all the evidence that hasn’t been destroyed by now.

    DANG! It’s real hard to keep my BP down.

    • rikyrah

      I’m being patient, which is not a strong suit of mine.

      but, yeah, I just want his ass arrested. once that happens, I do believe Karma will come a knockin’.

      • Aquagranny911

        Patience isn’t my strong suit either. One thing that concerns me is that as this drags out evidence can be “lost” or destroyed, witnesses corrupted & everything gets tried by who has the best media coverage.

        This is such a corruption of our justice system & I’m glad that people can see it for all the ugly on their T&V but Trayvon was a real boy with a real family in pain & grief. He isn’t just a symbol for all that’s wrong in our society. He was a boy with a family who loved him.

        Trayvon’s family have to suffer seeing their son’s reputation trashed, this incident used as a racial & political football with little justice in sight. My heart just grieves with them.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – — THIS Is RIDICULOUS!!! — – -with all its FLAWS!!!! —-

    – - -House Passes Paul Ryan’s Budget Plan
    Party-line vote sets up stark contrast with Democrats
    - —

    — -Republicans today pushed a $3.5 trillion budget through a divided House that showcases their plans for trimming federal deficits and contrasts sharply with how President Obama and Democrats would tackle the nation’s fiscal problems. The GOP package from Paul Ryan would revamp Medicare, slice everything from food stamps to transportation, and reject Obama’s call for higher taxes on the rich. It envisions collapsing the six different income tax rates into just two, with a top rate of 25% compared with today’s 35%. It would also eliminate unspecified tax breaks.

    – - -The House approved the measure by a near party-line vote of 228-191. It faces certain defeat in the Senate but gives both parties an election-year talking point heading into November, notes the Washington Post.

    THANK GOODNESS 4 the SENATE!! — —geesh!!

    THESE RE-THUGS R – - –STOOPID!! annnd THEY do NOT care –4 da –PEOPLE!! —

    • nellcote

      Another example of why the “down tickets” are so important to get out the vote for.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        ABSOLUTELY!!! —-:>)

        THEY KNOW! THAT’S “WHYCOME” – —-

        RE-DISTRICTING/GERRYMANDERING STRATEGIES have INCREASED. —–

        ALWAYS gotta —-WATCH THEM!!! – - -geesh.

        Good 2 C U nellcote. :>)

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

    *dead*

    Barack Obama Sings LMFAO’s “Sexy And I Know It”
    http://globalgrind.com/music/barack-obama-singing-lmfaos-sexy-and-i-know-it-video

  • rikyrah

    saw the twitterfeed:

    Who is Beverly McClain?

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda —–THERE was a RALLY 2-day – — -THEY TOOK IT 2 ALEC —

    – - -National Urban League To Rally Against Ghostwriters of “Kill At Will” Law —-

    – - – -National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial is among a diverse coalition of advocates, activists and civil rights leaders scheduled to address a protest rally at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which wrote and promoted the deadly “Kill At Will” law that contributed to the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

    The attendees also will deliver a letter to ALEC headquarters at 1100 Vermont Ave, NW in Washington demanding that the organization end its promotion of legislation involving firearms.

    Other organizing sponsors include NAACP, ColorOfChange, Moveon.org, AFL-CIO, SEIU, ProgressNow, Center for Media and Democracy/ALECexposed.org, Presente, Public Campaign, Common Cause, People For the American Way, UltraViolet, Faith in Public Life, National Council of Churches, USAction.

    Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, or ”Kill at Will,” was a contributing factor in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, and may prevent the successful prosecution of his shooter. Since the law passed in Florida in 2005, the “justifiable homicide” rate there has jumped 300%. ALEC has used its deep relationship with conservative lawmakers in state legislatures throughout the country to pass similar legislation in 25 states – and the tragic body count is growing. ALEC also promotes legislation that promotes the financial interests of its corporate funders while undermining voters’ rights, workplace safety, and more.

    WHAT: Rally in Washington, DC, to protest the ALEC campaign to pass the “Shoot To Kill” laws that protect
    Trayvon Martin’s shooter, and delivery of demand letter to ALEC headquarters
    WHEN: 12 noon, Thursday, March 29.
    WHERE: ALEC Headquarters, 1100 Vermont Ave., NW Washington, DC

    THERE IS MORE.

  • nellcote

    City of Sanford investigation site:

    http://sanfordfl.gov/investigation/trayvon_martin.html

    • GreenLadyHere

      nellcote – - – –THANK U VERY MUCH. What a treasure. :>)

  • rikyrah

    Wisconsin’s recall count is in
    By Laura Conaway

    Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:26 PM EDT

    Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board meets tomorrow to decide whether to schedule recalls for Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. The GAB staff write today that they’ll be “recommending the Board find there are a sufficient number of signatures to order recall elections.”

    From the numbers they post, it’s not even close. Recall organizers needed 540,280 valid signatures to put Walker and Kleefisch up for a vote either in May or June, depending on possible primaries. After the GAB review, they appear to have gotten 900,938 for Walker and 808,990 for Kleefisch.

    For the record, that works out to a validity rate of just under 97 percent for the Walker recall signatures and 96 percent for recalling Kleefisch.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/29/10925423-wisconsins-recall-count-is-in

    • Alma98

      I’ve already received an email saying June is the likely recall election date.

  • rikyrah

    House approves radical GOP budget plan
    By Steve Benen

    Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:48 PM EDT

    A year ago, House Republicans linked arms, stepped off the cliff, and voted en masse for Paul Ryan’s right-wing budget plan. GOP leaders demanded the support of nervous lawmakers, many of whom feared the party was overreaching just a few months into their term, and more than 98% of the caucus went along, as ordered.

    The blowback was far more intense than Republicans expected, especially given the fact that GOP lawmakers had voted to eliminate Medicare and replace it with a private voucher scheme.

    A year later, it’s happened again. The House this afternoon voted to approve Paul Ryan’s new-but-not-improved budget plan, 228 to 191. As was the case in 2011, all House Democrats, including the Blue Dogs, opposed the far-right budget, but today, 10 House Republicans broke ranks and opposed the measure, up from 4 GOP members a year ago.

    Of course, while it’s noteworthy that 10 Republicans weren’t willing to go along with their caucus on this — and in this group, 10 is a lot — the fact remains that 95% of the House GOP caucus went along with a budget plan that’s so extreme, it would have been considered laughably ridiculous just a few years ago.

    I won’t rehash all the details again, but let’s not forget, this is a budget plan that ends Medicare’s guaranteed benefit, takes health care coverage from millions of Americans, radically redistributes wealth in the wrong direction, slashes taxes on the very wealthy, and would “take food from poor children, make it harder for low-income students to get a college degree, and squeeze funding for research, education, and infrastructure.”

    And despite what you heard on the House floor if you watched the debate, the Ryan plan does not reduce the debt, either. It simply punishes the poor severely, in order to finance lavish tax breaks for the wealthy.

    This is less a budget plan and more a right-wing fantasy. What’s more in this election year, it’s also an albatross.

    Indeed, as much as Democrats hate this plan, they love the fact that Republicans have voted for this fiasco.

    The attack ads, especially in competitive districts, practically write themselves: “Do you support your congressman’s vote to gut education, health care, and Medicare, so that billionaires can get another tax break?”

    Finally, let’s also not forget that Republicans voted for this for no particular reason. I keep coming back to something Jonathan Bernstein recently explained: “[T]his isn’t a vote that has to happen.”

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/29/10925721-house-approves-radical-gop-budget-plan

  • Miranda

    And here’s Tammy Duckworth’s campaign ad, doesn’t need anything else.

    Joe Walsh on Tammy Duckworth: Did He Really Say That?

    The 8th District congressional race in the newly configured Northwest suburbs between Republican Joe Walsh and Democrat Tammy Duckworth threatens to be one of the ugliest and hottest in the country—one that will receive loads of national attention and money. The Democrats figure they have the perfect candidate in Iraq war hero Duckworth to send Tea Party favorite freshman Walsh packing.

    Nobody would ever call Walsh a temperate personality; he has made his reputation and become a favorite of cable TV shout shows by saying what’s on his mind—for example, he told President Obama to “quit lying.” But he went over the line in an interview with Politico’s Joe Catanese, held in an Elgin coffee shop, published today.

    more here
    http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Felsenthal-Files/March-2012/Joe-Walsh-on-Tammy-Duckworth-Did-He-Really-Say-That/

    • rikyrah

      this is who he is.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda- – - —LEROY! – –LEROY! —LEROY!! – – -LOL —-It is sooo –OVA!! LOL

    – –Poll-itics: Newt Gingrich at a whopping 10% among registered Republicans

    — — -Via Gallup. Ouch:

    - —–CHART!! – - – -LOL ——BU — -BYeeeeee!! LOL.

  • rikyrah

    found this in the comments over at Coates:

    peorgietirebiter

    I haven’t spent a minute being black in America and from my perspective everything about the Obama Administration absolutely kills them. My personal theory is it’s because the entire family is the undeniable embodiment of everything the right wing claims to value but rarely lives up to. And that was okay because it was all in the family, everyone supporting the lies they all told themselves about themselves. I’m thinking they became accustomed to using the notion of America’s First Family as the standard to compare themselves to until this administration came along putting all the lies they had in common at risk.

    This particular First Family set the bar for personal and professional achievement just out of reach for even the best among them and the psychic pain has become too much for them. Try as they might, using all the crazy b.s. they try to tell each other about the new sheriff they still can’t shake the obvious. He’s better than them and theirs no matter how they slice it. Bad enough it’s a Democrat, but a black Democrat making them seem ridiculous by doing nothing more than standing there with his family holding a mirror, it’s unbearable. Yea, it kills them. They don’t dare look in that mirror. Then along comes Trayvon’s family and friends and damned if they aren’t holding another mirror that makes them look even worse. It kills them.

    • isonprize

      Well… Peorgie gets it. As do a whole lotta white folk.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Its like the Portrait of Dorian Gray right here. These people think that they are the model American family, gorgeous, wholesome,Christian, white. On the outside, they try to keep up appearances, but there is a hideous portrait in the attic somewhere which they dare not look, full of the ugliness of racism, misogyny, avarice, greed, spite,and selfishness. Barack Obama and the Obama’s are nothing but that knife stabbing that portrait in the heart, exposing their ugliness unrecognizable, yet repulsive to all.

      (See what happens when I watch movies with my Grandmama Sunday after church.)

    • Miranda

      Pics of Trayvon with his dad holding him, pics of Trayvon with his mom and brother on a ski trip, an honor roll student…it has fucked their little pea-brained mushed up heads royally.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – — —Justices WILL meet — -2-morrow- – - -

    – –Justices meet Friday to vote on health care case —-

    —— -While the rest of us have to wait until June, the justices of the Supreme Court will know the likely outcome of the historic health care case by the time they go home this weekend.

    After months of anticipation, thousands of pages of briefs and more than six hours of arguments, the justices will vote on the fate of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul in under an hour Friday morning. They will meet in a wood-paneled conference room on the court’s main floor. No one else will be present.

    In the weeks after this meeting, individual votes can change. Even who wins can change, as the justices read each other’s draft opinions and dissents.

    - – -But Friday’s vote, which each justice probably will record and many will keep for posterity, will be followed soon after by the assignment of a single justice to write a majority opinion, or in a case this complex, perhaps two or more justices to tackle different issues. That’s where the hard work begins, with the clock ticking toward the end of the court’s work in early summer.

    The late William Rehnquist, who was chief justice for nearly 19 years, has written that the court’s conference “is not a bull session in which off-the-cuff reactions are traded.” Instead, he said, votes are cast, one by one in order of seniority.

    The Friday conference also is not a debate, says Brian Fitzpatrick, a Vanderbilt University law professor who worked for Justice Antonin Scalia 10 years ago. There will be plenty of time for the back-and-forth in dueling opinions that could follow.
    THERE IS MORE

    — –FANGERS annnnd EYES –CROSSED!! —–

  • Miranda

    No one from the Martin camp should be anywhere near Fox News….PERIOD. Not anyone!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Oh God………what happened?

      • Miranda

        Attorney Ben Crump was on O’Lielly’s show and I guess the parents were on before from what he said.

        Fox News is a racist, lying, propaganda based neo-nazi network. I just vehemently dislike the idea of any of the Martin/Fulton camp being on that network, for any show. I don’t care.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Mitanda —-***fist bump***- — Sooo –AGREE!

          EVEN iffff U go into — “ENEMY CAMP” —2 give the TRUTH —THESE — -TWISTED RACISTS will – - – TWIST anything THEY SAY!!

          STAY AWAY!! — –

          THIS is NOT a GAME.

          A “BLAH” young man has BEEN MURDERED by a RACIST!! – — THIS was a – –HATE CRIME!!!

        • itgurl_29

          That is not a good move. Even if they don’t knock you off message, they will indeed spice your words. Hell, they are so shameless, they’d make it sound like Trayvon’s own mother said he was violent and beat up Zimmerman. And the rest of the networks would run with it, knowing good and well it’s a lie, like they do with everything Fox puts out there.

          • Miranda

            I have never understood why ANYone with a conscious would go on Fox News. I dont give a damn that it pretends to be a news network, why give these fuckers any credibility? Why? When CBC members go on there I wanna know why? You’re not obligated to do it…and I’ve heard the bogus claims that because they get more viewers that’s why people need to go on there…bullshit. President Obama may have to do an interview a year on that crap but that doesn’t mean anyone else has to go on that twisted mess, and from what I’ve seen, President Obama is the only person that is smart enough to outwit their antics when they start with the bullshit. Everybody else gets off their game quick. Once O’Lielly and Klannity get to twisting, people quickly lose their point and wind up in some vortex of crazy and can’t get out of it. When you’re dealing with insane people you either have to be 5 steps ahead and trap them in their own crazy or you just have to whup their azz. PBO is too smart for them which is why they just resort to calling him names – everybody else just winds up looking stupid on that damn channel with those nuts.

          • Elie

            Touché!!

  • rikyrah

    Fox News Blames Obama for the Trayvon Martin Controversy

    By: Jason Easley
    March 27, 2012

    Fox has decided that President Obama is responsible for the controversy surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin, not George Zimmerman.

    Here is the video from Media Matters:

    On his Fox Business program, Lou Dobbs said,

    The Obama campaign tonight drawing sharp criticism on Twitter over a campaign sales tweet it sent out yesterday. The campaign advertising hooded sweatshirts for sale, just three days after President Obama chose to comment publicly on the shooting death of seventeen year old Trayvon Martin, who was wearing a hoodie when he was shot. As we reported here yesterday, it’s highly unusual for the president to comment publicly even the hundreds of shooting deaths that have taken place in his hometown of Chicago each year since he took office. They’ve gone without presidential comment. So why would his campaign suddenly advertise hooded sweatshirts in the middle of a national controversy in part created by the president himself? And the ad run by the campaign reads in part, ‘Let everyone know whose team you’re on with today’s merchandise steal, the college style hooded sweatshirt.’

    According to Fox News/Business, Obama is responsible for the controversy because the president called the Trayvon Martin shooting a tragedy and pointed out the obvious fact that if he had a son, his son would look like the victim. However in the eyes of Fox News, this is proof that Obama is playing the race card. Without ever having to explicitly say it, Dobbs was suggesting that the Obama campaign was intentionally trying to profit both politically and financially off of the Trayvon Martin shooting by selling hoodies

    The problem with Lou Dobbs’ argument is that the Obama campaign is always selling hoodies. They sold hoodies the day after Trayvon Martin was gunned down. The hoodies aren’t some new addition to the Obama merchandise line. The campaign has been selling hoodies for months, and the only person playing the race card here is Lou Dobbs.

    Ah, the dreaded hoodie, the real culprit in this case besides President Obama. If only Trayvon Martin wouldn’t have worn that hoodie, he would be alive today. If President Obama would not have pointed out that the shooting of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy, no one would have noticed.

    It seems that the death of Trayvon Martin is everyone’s fault, except George Zimmerman. You know, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin. It is disgusting the way that the right has used the death of a seventeen year old young man to further their racial attacks against President Obama, and it is appalling that they would drag the name of Trayvon Martin through the mud in order to try to split America.

    Fox News, conservatives, and the right will do anything to defeat President Obama, including dividing our nation along ugly racial lines.

    President Obama deserves better. The American people deserve better, and most of all the young man whose life was senselessly ended definitely deserves better.

    http://www.politicususa.com/fox-obama-trayvon-martin/

  • rikyrah

    Trapped in the 80s, A Delusional Mitt Romney Thinks He’s Ronald Reagan

    By: Rmuse
    March 29, 2012

    It is often the case that outside observers have an accurate understanding of the mindset of a politician party because their perspective is not tainted by propaganda and innuendo based on fantasy and misinformation. Americans have a difficult enough time discerning Willard Romney’s mindset on myriad subjects because he lacks intransience of commitment and his intent on returning to a by-gone era based on Reagan mythos and subterfuge implies a weak-minded sycophant. Willard may fool Americans with his alleged foreign policy acumen and fantasies of cowboy diplomacy, but Russian President Dmitry Medvedev clearly understands Romney is out-of-touch with reality.

    On Monday, Romney asserted that Russia was the United States’ “No. 1 geopolitical foe,” and it prompted Medvedev to tell Romney to “look at his watch.” On the final day of a nuclear security summit in Asia, Medvedev said to Romney that “we are in 2012 and not the mid-1970s” and gave some sage advice to all presidential candidates. “Regarding ideological clichés, every time this or that side uses phrases like ‘enemy No. 1,’ this always alarms me, this smells of Hollywood and certain times [in the past],” he said. “I would recommend all U.S. presidential candidates … to do two things. First, when phrasing their position one needs to use one’s head, one’s good reason, which would not do harm to a presidential candidate.” Obviously, Medvedev, like the rest of the world, harkens back to 2002 when George W. Bush stated categorically in his State of the Union Address that Iran, Iraq, and North Korea constituted an “axis of evil.” America invaded Iraq and Romney is impersonating Bush in guaranteeing cowboy diplomacy to deal with Iran if he is elected as president and he gave every indication he will be a warmonger when he lashed out at Medvedev and criticized President Obama’s foreign policy.

    Romney penned an editorial condemning President Obama’s foreign policy as being “pliant on missile defense and other areas of nuclear security” and “bowing to the Kremlin.” Willard is promoting a Star Wars missile defense system that Reagan fantasized about to aim warheads at Russia. Romney also assailed President Obama for ingratiating himself with the Kremlin because of a “personal phone call that Barack Obama made to Vladimir Putin from Air Force One congratulating the Russian leader on his election as Russia’s next president.” Then, Romney stated that the American people “need the backbone and courage of a Ronald Reagan. In his dealings with the Kremlin, as in his dealings with the rest of the world, President Obama has demonstrated breathtaking weakness — and given the word “flexibility” a new and ominous meaning.” Romney is wrong and it shows his stunning lack of comprehension of diplomacy that is not meted out at the end of a barrel. The extent of Romney’s foreign policy experience is sending American jobs to China and baptizing ignorant French people into his Mormon cult as a coward-in-hiding during the Viet Nam war.

    As far as Reagan’s courage and backbone, that is another fantasy Romney and Republicans parrot as obeisance to their man-turned-god. In 1982, Reagan sent Marines to Beirut as part of a multi-national force, and after two suicide bombings claimed the lives of 258 Americans, Reagan cut and run prompting Osama bin Laden to write that Reagan’s cowardice “proves the U.S. is a paper tiger.” Reagan was also instrumental in secretly sending billions of dollars in military aid to the Mujahedeen in Afghanistan that led to the rise of Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda terrorist network; the rest is history until President Obama fulfilled his campaign promise to kill the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks. If Romney believes Americans need the backbone and courage of Ronald Reagan, he is living in a dream-state based on mythology and outright lies.

    http://www.politicususa.com/romney-reagan-delusion/

  • rikyrah

    TPM2012
    Obama Pollster: Romney Can’t Etch-A-Sketch His Way To General
    Benjy Sarlin March 29, 2012, 1:59 PM

    Voters are tuning in to the presidential race much earlier than usual, giving Mitt Romney much less leeway to pull an “Etch A Sketch” and reinvent himself in the general election. That’s the assessment of the pollster tasked with finding out how to beat him, at least.

    Obama’s top pollster, Joel Benenson, told TPM at a policy breakfast hosted by Third Way that one of the biggest changes in recent presidential elections has been a constant stream of news via cable, news sites and social media, that’s saturating the public with information and allowing them to form opinions of candidates long before the party conventions.

    “Romney didn’t just get to 50 percent unfavorability,” he said. “People are clearly picking up something.”

    The result, Benenson says: There’s no “grand gesture” Romney can use, like a big nomination speech, to introduce himself to swing voters since most of them will already be well-acquainted with his campaign. And any sign of movement to the center will be judged against a his shift to the right during the primary, and for a well-established reputation for shifting his positions.

    The pollster sounded a skeptical note when asked if Romney might repair his relationship with Hispanic voters by choosing a Hispanic vice presidential nominee, perhaps Cuban-American Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who endorsed the former Massachusetts governor Wednesday night.

    “If Mitt Romney puts a Hispanic candiate on the ticket, I don’t think Hispanic voters are going to look at that and say, ‘Yeah, I’m going to ignore that this is a guy who said he would veto the DREAM Act,” he said.

    Benenson said some of the most encouraging news for the Obama campaign was how much of the damage to Romney’s image had come from his own public performances, including numerous gaffes related to his wealth.

    “The interesting thing, I think, is Mitt Romney has, through earned media, earned his biggest vulnerability,” he said, referring to “the sense that he’s not in touch with the lives of ordinary Americans and that he doesn’t really care about the struggles they’re facing.”

    Asked about the burning question of the week, the Supreme Court’s looming decision on health care reform, Benenson refused to speculate on how voters or the campaigns would react to any outcome. But he took issue with the notion that Obama’s re-election message would be wiped out if there were no health care law to run on.

    “I think the president has many signature accomplishments over his first term,” he said, citing the auto rescue in particular as a powerful story. “This election has fundamentally shaped up — rightly so — as a battle over contrasts of economic values and economic vision.”

    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/03/obama-pollster-romney-cant-etch-a-sketch-his-way-to-general.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

  • Miranda

    The Martins should demand the DOJ investigate this hacker and charges need to be filed – these sick ass freaks.

    White Supremacist Hacks Trayvon Martin’s Email Account, Leaks Messages Online
    http://gawker.com/5897485/white-supremacist-hacks-trayvon-martins-email-account-leaks-messages-online?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_twitter&utm_source=gawker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

    • aleth

      The comments on gwaker are I gusting as well…amazing the justification for murder…

      Arrest the dude and go to trial…simple

      Being black means double standard in this nation

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – - — – Suuuuuure – - –The Sanford PD have the gun – - —

    — – -Sanford PD Has Trayvon Killer’s Gun

    —–George Zimmerman is free to walk the streets of Sanford, Florida. But the gun he used to shoot and kill 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is in police hands, Mother Jones has confirmed.

    A spokeswoman for the city of Sanford says that the Sanford Police Department took into evidence the gun that Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain, fired at Martin on February 26. That was the day that Zimmerman had called 911 to report “a real suspicious guy” clad in a hoodie, who turned out to be a kid walking home from a nearby 7-Eleven with a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea. Zimmerman’s pursuit of Martin led to a physical altercation between the two, wherein Zimmerman shot and killed Martin. Zimmerman’s lawyers claim it was an act of self-defense, despite mounting evidence to the contrary.

    - – –SKIP – - – - -

    But he still has a permit to carry a concealed weapon—and, thanks to Florida’s gun laws, he still has the right to buy a new handgun instantly and travel to 35 other states while packing heat.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – - –He’s FREE 2 do it again.!!! – - — -

  • http://twitter.com/KayDubzHU Ms. Kay

    Hey Obots. The FEC deadline is 2 days away. Please donate! :-) https://donate.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/2012/KayKay

    • Elie

      Wil certainly do. Thanks for reminding me.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda- —-Nicholas “Bone-head[aparte] —–City Manager is sooo – — SLEAZY!!! – –

    “I’m NOT involved in the investigation sooo I di-ent C the VIDEO until yesterday!!”

    He STR8 needsta B – –INVESTIGATED!! – –HE KNOWS!!!

    • TheShyLurker

      That interview Ed conducted with that worthless negro was a waste of my damn time. SMDH!

      Acting like he ain’t know shit! Please!

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        “worthless” negra!! —4 SURE!! — – ***fist bump**** LOL.

        Annnnd –he had – —MEGA ATTITUDE!! :>)

        He’s goin’ DOWN 2 –also – –annnnd – –PLUS!! LOL.

        Soo good 2 C U – ShyLurker. :>)

    • TheShyLurker

      Oh, and hi GLH! *waves* :D

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL – - —HI! – - -smiles at-choo – — -

    • Elie

      With his dumb deer-in the- headlights expression!!

      Bonaparte is a disgrace and an embarrassment and ought to just disappear for good.

      As for that George Zimmerman, it is obvious that this guy was just getting his Aryan Nation credits and that neighbor who was everywhere defending him before they hired the black stooge Joe Oliver, is his recruiter, mentor and sponsor!!

      Notice the shaven head and beard!! (Notice also the shaved head cop who is doing everything to avoid letting on that they both belong to the local wing of the Aryan nation.

      Watch and see, by the time Geaorge Zimmermann resurfaces, he will have grown back his hair and shaved that distinct beard!!

      I bet you 10,000 Romney monopoly money!!

      • GreenLadyHere

        Elieeeeeeeeeee —– -LOL. —– -2 FUNNY!! :>)

        NOT 2 worry. He will disappear. :>)

        He’s gon – - -GET — -GOT with the OTHER –

        –”CROOKS annd LIARS!!” – - – -TRUST!!

        LUV IT – — “ARYAN NOTION CREDITS”!! – - – -:>)

        — – -YA MEAN -LIKE THIS??? -LOL.

        Have good night. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    MIranda – — GOOD NEWS —SENATE APPROVALS — —-

    – - – –Senate clears Obama banking regulators – - – -

    – — — -The Senate Thursday confirmed four top banking regulators appointed by President Obama, after months of delay following the recess appointment of Rich Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

    Cordray’s appointment in January killed a potential deal with Senate Republicans to approve dozens of nominees, setting back the implementation of Dodd-Frank as its rules are being finalized.

    But Senate Republicans gave ground on Thursday, agreeing by unanimous consent to confirm Thomas Curry as the Comptroller of the Currency and Martin Gruenberg, Tom Hoenig and Jeremiah Norton as directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – —– GOOD 4 MR. PRESIDENT. :>) — –

  • Miranda

    California lawmakers don hoodies to protest Trayvon Martin case

    California lawmakers donned hoodies Thursday to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer.

    At a Capitol press conference, members of the Black, Latino and Asian Pacific Islander caucuses called on the federal government to intervene in the investigation while using the case to highlight the problem of racial profiling in America.

    George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer, told police that Martin looked suspicious because he was hearing a hoodie, and Zimmerman followed him for several minutes. He has admitted to shooting the teen but has not been charged, claiming that he acted in self-defense.

    more here
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2012/03/california-lawmakers-don-hoodies-to-protest-trayvon-martin-case.html

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda —–EVIDENCE of —CONNECTED DOTS — in CASE someone di-ent BELIEVE – –LOL – -

    —-☻ -FAUX-NOISE – — -☻ RE-THUGS — –☻ cnn- – [YES!!] – - – -

    — – - – -Fox News Has Lost 17% of Their Viewers in March – –

    — – –Not only is the Republican primary pushing away voters, it is also turning off cable news watchers. Case in point, ratings leader Fox News saw a 17% decline in viewership in March.

    March 2012 has been a big downer for Fox News compared to the same time in 2011. With only the Republican primary to cover, Fox News is down 17% overall in total viewers and 27% with younger viewers. The Fox decline in prime time was only 9% overall, but they dropped 26% with younger viewers. Only two shows in the entire Fox lineup grew from March 2011, Fox and Friends and On The Record With Greta Van Susteren. For the first quarter of 2012, Fox News has lost 5% of their total viewers, and 10% of their younger viewers.

    --Remember when CNN decided to sell itself out, and climb in bed with the tea party? Compared to what is happening over at CNN, Fox News looks great. In March 2011 CNN surged in the ratings thanks to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, but with only the Republican primary to discuss, CNN’s viewership has taken a nosedive. Compared to March 2011, CNN has lost 50% of its viewers, and 60% of their younger viewers. For the first quarter of 2012, CNN is down 21% in total viewers, and 60% with younger viewers. I guess maybe putting all of their eggs in the 2012 Republican basket wasn’t such a hot idea. (Run, Anderson Cooper run)!!
    THERE IS MORE.

    – - – -STRANGE BEDFELLOWS – – -HAVE their – —CONSEQUENCES!! – —

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda —–EVIDENCE of —CONNECTED DOTS — in CASE someone di-ent BELIEVE – –LOL – -

    —-☻ -FAUX-NOISE – — -☻ RE-THUGS — –☻ cnn- – [YES!!] – - – -

    — – - – -Fox News Has Lost 17% of Their Viewers in March – –

    — – –Not only is the Republican primary pushing away voters, it is also turning off cable news watchers. Case in point, ratings leader Fox News saw a 17% decline in viewership in March.

    March 2012 has been a big downer for Fox News compared to the same time in 2011. With only the Republican primary to cover, Fox News is down 17% overall in total viewers and 27% with younger viewers. The Fox decline in prime time was only 9% overall, but they dropped 26% with younger viewers. Only two shows in the entire Fox lineup grew from March 2011, Fox and Friends and On The Record With Greta Van Susteren. For the first quarter of 2012, Fox News has lost 5% of their total viewers, and 10% of their younger viewers.

    --Remember when CNN decided to sell itself out, and climb in bed with the tea party? Compared to what is happening over at CNN, Fox News looks great. In March 2011 CNN surged in the ratings thanks to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, but with only the Republican primary to discuss, CNN’s viewership has taken a nosedive. Compared to March 2011, CNN has lost 50% of its viewers, and 60% of their younger viewers. For the first quarter of 2012, CNN is down 21% in total viewers, and 60% with younger viewers. I guess maybe putting all of their eggs in the 2012 Republican basket wasn’t such a hot idea. (Run, Anderson Cooper run)!!
    THERE IS MORE.

    – - – -STRANGE BEDFELLOWS – – -HAVE their – —CONSEQUENCES!! – —

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda —- Speakin’ of connecting ☻ –☻ –

    – - -Senators Who Voted To Protect Oil Tax Breaks Received $23,582,500 From Big Oil – —

    – - — – -In a 51-47 vote, 43 Senate Republicans and four Democrats filibustered to protect $24 billion in tax breaks for Big Oil. Although a majority voted for Sen. Robert Menendez’s (D-NJ) bill, it fell short of the 60 needed. The only two Republicans to break rank were Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME).

    A Think Progress Green analysis shows how oil and gas companies have funneled cash to the same senators who protected its handouts:

    – The 47 senators voting against the bill have received $23,582,500 in career contributions from oil and gas. The 51 senators voting to repeal oil tax breaks have received $5,873,600.

    – The senators who voted for Big Oil’s handouts received on average over four times as much career oil cash as those who voted to end them.

    – Overall, Senate Republicans have taken $23.2 million in oil and gas contributions. Democrats received $6.66 million.

    – Since 2011, Senate Republicans have voted seven times for pro-Big Oil interests and against clean energy three times.

    Democrats who joined the Republicans in defeating the bill include Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Ben Nelson (D-NE), Mark Begich (D-AK), and Jim Webb (D-VA). Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) broke ranks and voted to cut the tax breaks. Two senators, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) didn’t vote.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – -CHECK the CHART!! – —-geesh!! – — – -

  • isonprize

    I dedicated this one to Trayvon Martin’s family. Just a little inspiration for what they are going thru…. KEEP STANDING!

    As the “public” all we can do is keep the pressure on. I still can’t believe it’s over a month and the man that shot and killed an unarmed teenager has not been arrested.

    You can fool some people sometimes,
    But you can’t fool all the people all the time.
    So now we see the light (what you gonna do?),
    We gonna stand up for our rights!

    Bob Marley – Get up , Stand up
    (Don’t Give Up the Fight!!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5Qda2HS7X0

    • GreenLadyHere

      Isonprize. —-HOW KIND of U. – — VERY ENCOURAGING!! :>)

      ***HUG*** :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda — – - -BARNEY! – - – BRUTAL BARNEY! —LOL – - —

    – - -Rep. Frank: Romney ‘unburdened by any commitment to any principle whatsoever’ – - – -

    – - -Rep. Barney Frank (R-Mass.) blasted GOP front-runner Mitt Romney in no uncertain terms Thursday, saying his former governor was “a man totally devoid of any commitment to any principle except his own advancement.”

    – — The Massachusetts lawmaker blasted the Republican presidential hopeful as politically opportunistic and predicted that his shifts on major policy issues were likely why Republicans had been wary of fully embracing his candidacy.

    THIS – - – ->”Usually, when a politician shifts position to a certain group, they don’t mind, people are usually tolerant of people who flop toward them,” Frank said on MSNBC. “But Mitt Romney has been so obvious in his absolute lack of principle that even the people who he temporarily says ‘I agree with you’ are not reassured because they understand when the wind blows he will go.” — — -BWAHAHA!!! :>)

    The 15-term congressman said Romney’s shifts on gay marriage, environmental policy, abortion rights, and healthcare access betrayed his desire for personal success.

    “There is literally not a public policy that he has not advocated one side of at one time and one side at the other,” Frank said. “I have never seen a major political figure so absolutely unburdened by any commitment to any principle whatsoever.”
    THERE IS MORE.

    – — -LOL. DEVOID of PRINCIPLES!! – –LOL! — –BRUTAL!! :>) — -

    • isonprize

      I’m pretty sure that (R-Mass) should be “D-Mass”

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        YEP!. – – -I started 2 change it. But – —

        Barney is da – — FUNNY BUSINESS!! –LOL.

        Good 2 C U. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda – — ‘member the MEME —MR. PRESIDENT DOESN’T do ANYTHING 4 “BLAH” folks?? – —-

    —-WAY-ELL – - —7 MILLION+ “BLAHS” might have something 2 say about THAT!! – - -

    – - -If ‘Obamacare’ ends, millions of blacks could remain without health insurance – - –

    – - – -A Supreme Court decision striking down President Obama’s entire health care law would keep seven million African-Americans from getting insurance.

    In hearings on Wednesday, the courts’ conservatives seemed poised to issue a ruling in June that would invalidate the entire law. And that would have a major impact on African-Americans. An estimated seven million of the 30 million who would eventually get health insurance under the law are black.
    WATCH MSNBC COVERAGE OF THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE DEBATE:

    –While much attention has been focused on the law’s requirement that people purchase insurance, its expansions of Medicaid (the insurance program for low-income Americans), is perhaps just as important. Under the law, because of expansions of federal funding for Medicaid, an estimated 16 million low-income Americans, many of them black, would get coverage. (Under the new law, Medicaid would cover most families whose income is below $29,000 per year.)
    THERE IS MORE.

    ANY QUESTIONS!???? — – -I THOUGHT NOT!! – –***tsk******eye roll*** –

    – — THANK U – - -MR. PRESIDENT. :>)- – -

  • Elie

    If only these black voices at NBC would understand that everytime NBC uses them to attack President Obama through deliberate misinformation, black-outs of the President many successes and the more than occasional off-hand remarks that are intended to demean, diminish and insult this dignified President, they are no better than or different from Joe Oliver in his warped and insanely sad role as purchased black defender and protector of the racist murderer George Zimmermann and his racist father.

    Someone should tell Lester Holt, Tamron Hall, Ron Allen and the lot of them that playing footsie with their corporate masters to destroy President Obama is really just another version of assaulting the black guy in the White House —-and they are all complicit!!

    • GN

      Needed to be said…

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      U have STR8 – –SPOKEN TRUTH!! :>)

      THEY have BEEN BLACK LOONG ENUFF –2 KNOW BETTA!!

      CAIN’T THEY IMAGINE that their WORDS R – —”HOUSE-NEGRA-SPEAK!!”????. – -geesh! – – - -

      Good 2 C U Elie. :>)

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

      Comment of the Week!

  • GN

    h/t adept2u, more on Zimmerman’s past:

    2001-2005, security guard (fired in 2005 for being “over-aggressive”)

    “He had a temper and he became a liability,” the man said. “One time this woman was acting a little out of control. She was drunk. George lost his cool and totally overreacted,” he said. “It was weird, because he was such a cool guy, but he got all nuts. He picked her up and threw her. It was pure rage. She twisted her ankle. Everyone was flipping out.”

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/george-zimmerman-lost-job-party-security-guard-aggressive-ex-co-worker-article-1.1053223#ixzz1qZb5JjLe

    ***********

    Trayvon didn’t have a chance.

    • GreenLadyHere

      GN – —-GR8 “EVIDENCE” !! – — YEAH —Let’s DO EXPOSE his PAST!! :>) — – -I’m LUVIN” IT!! :>)

      Good 2 C U. :>)

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

      I wonder if the woman was Black?

      The article also states that Zimmerman liked to drink, which contradicts Uncle Joe

    • rikyrah

      it’s all coming out

  • Bri

    Tamron Hall is so pretty.