October 19, 2017

Thursday Evening Thread: Friday Soon Come!

Time for some sports and wine!

A SWEEP! All-American US Open Women’s Semi-final! Starts at 7pm est!

All right POU Pick’em team – here is the Week 1 Schedule! Get tonight’s pick in soon!

MLB Post-season about to commence in a few..can anyone in the NL catch the Diamondbacks?

Song of the Day in honor of the great Eazy E’s birthday

  • lamh
    • MsKitty

      Oooh, Cheeto gonna be mad. He’s supposed to be getting all the shine LOL.

  • GreenLadyHere

    — –Good Evening POU FAM♥- –:>) **BIG HUG**- — :>)- —In This Video- -SistaSLOANE♥- – — SAID IT♥– -The F’REALZ– -DEAL- -3/4♥♥♥- – – — :>)

    — – –ENJOY♥- — -https://d3tv8y14ogpztx.cloudfront.net/pulses/images/000/024/645/wide_product/the-cannery-dinner.jpg

    — — BLESSINGS♥— -SAFE♥- – –PRAYERFUL♥- –RESISTANT♥–:>)

    • Alma98

      HA!

    • Alma98

      Madison has a lisp.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL alma- —I KNOW- – HUH?- —:>) —

      • The Shy Lurker

        Kenny has one. Or three.

        • Alma98

          hahahahaha!

  • The Shy Lurker
    • Miranda

      You’ll soon be falling down like those pics yall posted the other night. LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – –U.S. OPEN- -2017♥– –

    – —-☺http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111011125231/japanese-ken/images/b/b5/Minerva_Tennis.gif

    SET #1—V=0- —–S=1 – —

    • Alma98

      hahahaha

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL alma— Posted the wrong one [kinda] :>)

  • 7thangel

    scummy

    Equifax executives dumped $1.8M in stocks before news of their hack went public: report

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/09/equifax-executives-dumped-1-8m-in-stocks-before-news-of-their-hack-went-public-report/

    It was announced Thursday that the credit scoring company Equifax was hacked and put approximately 143 million U.S. consumers at risk of I.D. theft.

    However, Bloomberg News uncovered hours after the news broke that at least three senior executives unloaded their stock of the company prior to the news being made public.

    The shares that were sold total almost $1.8 million and the stock
    dump took place in the days following the discovery of the security
    breach but prior to the company announcing the hack. Shares in the
    company dropped “6.2 percent to $133.90 in extended trading at 5:50 p.m. in New York,” Bloomberg reported.

    Insider trading is defined as the illegal practice in which someone trades their stocks based on their own advantage of inside and confidential information.

    • Alma98

      And they probably won’t be held accountable either.

      • BoomerGal

        They get away with so much schitt.

      • Miranda

        Nope. Being accountable only applies to us.

    • BoomerGal

      Where’s the federal trade commission??!!!

      • Town

        Chillin’ with Trump

        • BoomerGal

          **SMH**

  • Alma98

    Sloane was always ready when she played the sisters lol. Until this year she was passive with the other players.

    • GreenLadyHere

      alma—–Time 4 This– -☺http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/hyperventilating.gif

      • Alma98

        TSL and the commentators jinxed it. lol

        • GreenLadyHere

          alma — :>) Maybe her physical ailment is affecting her.–Hmmmm.. .

          • Alma98

            Nah she said she was feeling fine, just nerves.

          • GreenLadyHere

            alma- – -O.K.– — -:>)

        • The Shy Lurker

          How did I jinx it? lol

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – From A- RESISTANT♥- – – -CALL- –“IT”- – –OUT!!- —– —

    – –☺https://twitter.com/fusiontv/status/905551199239233536

  • Alma98

    Venus is choking right now, skruggle tennis for real.

    • The Shy Lurker

      Uh huh. *shrugs*

      • Alma98

        Get out of here jinxed lol.

  • lamh
  • Alma98

    I’m on my tablet and trying to type fast lol.

  • Miranda

    oooooooo new Bath & Body Works free item coupon with $10 purchase.

    Which means I’ll probably spend $50 I don’t need to when I go in there this weekend.

    • Alma98

      hahahaha!

      • Miranda

        Pumpkin spice smell gonna be all up and through my house…pumpkin caramel, pumpkin apple….

        • Alma98

          LOL!

  • Miranda

    Sloane and Venus conspired to give us a heart stopping 3rd set – that has to be it.

    • crazycanuck1503

      Score please

      • Miranda

        1st set 6-1 Sloane
        2nd set 6-0 Venus

      • Alma98

        2nd set Venus 6/0.

      • crazycanuck1503

        Thanks

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – —SET #3- – — V=0- – – – — S=1- — –– –

    – – — ☺http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/hyperventilating.gif

  • Alma98

    LOL! You know I love you TSL☺

  • Alma98

    Sigh

  • LOL! I got to hand it to Trump. He looked at Ryan and McConnell then Chuck and Nancy and said “I’ll go with them”.

  • Miranda

    ummmmmmm…..caught right in the act in the back seat of a car.
    https://twitter.com/MedPierre/status/905931090396946433

    • Alma98

      Nasty!

    • BoomerGal

      Say wuuut??? “Ethics.”

  • lamh

    Aint this a blip…SW has a sale & my flight to DC is $18 cheaper!!

    You wanna bet I modified my trip based on the new price and got that $18 travel fund credit…

    Shoot might come in handy on the next $49 sale!

  • Miranda

    The Fake Americans Russia Created to Influence the Election
    SEPT. 7, 2017

    Sometimes an international offensive begins with a few shots that draw little notice. So it was last year when Melvin Redick of Harrisburg, Pa., a friendly-looking American with a backward baseball cap and a young daughter, posted on Facebook a link to a brand-new website.

    “These guys show hidden truth about Hillary Clinton, George Soros and other leaders of the US,” he wrote on June 8, 2016. “Visit #DCLeaks website. It’s really interesting!”

    Mr. Redick turned out to be a remarkably elusive character. No Melvin Redick appears in Pennsylvania records, and his photos seem to be borrowed from an unsuspecting Brazilian. But this fictional concoction has earned a small spot in history: The Redick posts that morning were among the first public signs of an unprecedented foreign intervention in American democracy.
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/905841919577686017

  • Miranda

    He doesn’t know what it is but I can bet you he wants it to be lower than whatever it is.
    ———————–
    Soledad O’Brien‏ @soledadobrien
    And people consider @SpeakerRyan the policy wonk.
    https://twitter.com/nicholaskitchel/status/905783245513613312

    • Alma98

      Can’t stand his mediocre no lips ass.

      • BoomerGal

        That makes two.

  • Alma98

    OMFG! Ahhhhhhh

  • Alma98

    I can’t believe how bad she’s struggling with holding serve and break points, smh.

  • MonieTalks
    • Miranda

      So that the fools that fell for it won’t be shamed is what they mean…they’re sparing the feelings of dummies.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥—-RESISTANT- -JUDGE- – -RULES- – –AGAINST- – -“IT”- – -BAN– – :>)

    – – ☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/905926286555664384

  • Miranda

    Tomi Lahren, Meet The Great Great Grandfather Prosecuted For Forging His Citizenship Papers!
    Sept 7, 2017

    An amateur genealogist says that she has found evidence that right-wing pundit Tomi Lahren’s great-grandfather was indicted by a grand jury for forging his citizenship papers.

    In an essay published at Wonkette.com, Jennifer Mendelsohn said that Lahren’s remarks about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program prompted her to action.

    On Wednesday Lahren tweeted, “We are indeed a nation of immigrants. We are also a nation of laws. Respect our laws and we welcome you. If not, bye. #DACA.”

    “I was curious how long it would take me to hit an immigrant if I dug into the tree of Tomi Lahren, the platinum blonde, snowflake-hating ultra-conservative firebrand recently hired by Fox News. The answer was ‘not long,’” Mendelsohn wrote, “but I never expected to hit pay dirt quite like I did.”

    Tracing through Lahren’s parents, then grandparents and great-grandparents, Mendelsohn found that Lahren’s great-great-grandfather Constantine — sometimes spelled “Konstantin” — Dietrich was tried before a grand jury in Bismarck, ND for the crimes of forgery of a naturalization document and “willfully, unlawfully and knowingly” giving a false affidavit in conjunction with his naturalization proceedings.

    Read full essay at https://wonkette.com/622623/tomi-lahren-meet-the-great-great-grandfather-prosecuted-for-forging-his-citizenship-papers#z4TQOSdqfMKwx7Aw.99

    • BoomerGal

      Oops!

    • Alma98

      bwa hahahahahaha!!!

    • MsKitty

      What say you, Blondie?

  • Alma98
  • Alma98

    Welp TSL it’s looking like you were right lol.

    • The Shy Lurker

      I wish I weren’t.

      It’s predictable how and when Venus’ game breaks down.

      • crazycanuck1503

        Jinxer

        • The Shy Lurker

          Nope.

          This is all on Venus.
          She’s not the closer she used to be.
          I give her credit for posting good results in the grand slams.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – -http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.3471817.1504654963!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_750/open-tennis.jpg

    — –CONGRATULATIONS♥- – — -WELL PLAYED♥ :>)

  • Alma98

    Venus choked congrats Sloane.

    • crazycanuck1503

      Urg

      • Alma98

        Her arm was a wet noodle, she played horrible.

        • crazycanuck1503

          Didn’t it go three sets?

          • Alma98

            Yeah, she had the momentum going into the 3rd set but fell apart.

  • Miranda

    I just loved watching two brown women in primetime. Beautiful mahoghany sistahs. Love it.

  • The Shy Lurker

    Hopefully Venus will win a title this year.
    It’s odd she hasn’t behind the most consistent years she’s had since 2010.

    • Alma98

      I think this was her best chance to win a slam and it’s not gonna happen again.

      • The Shy Lurker

        She’s playing in Wuhan.
        The courts in China play faster than the ones in the states.
        Her last three titles are in Asian countries.

        • Alma98

          Yeah but that’s not a slam lol.

          • crazycanuck1503

            Venus will always surprise us. I think she has a slam left in her.

          • The Shy Lurker

            I thought so too, but she has to win seven matches in a row.
            It’s been awhile since she’s won that many in a row – even cumulatively between two tournaments.

          • Alma98

            I should make a bet with you on that lol.

          • The Shy Lurker

            So top five player should have a title behind that ranking though.
            It’s odd she hasn’t won one.

          • Alma98

            Nah that’s not what I’m saying. I just think this was the best time for her to get one. Venus has had a problem closing out matches the last couple of years. So I just don’t truss it lol.

          • The Shy Lurker

            I think we pretty much agree.
            She’s not the closer she used to be.

          • Miranda

            Even considering the combination of an immune disease and playing folks 10 years her junior, she is still a beast.
            Sloane beat 37 yr old Venus…27 yr old Venus may have kicked her ass.

          • The Shy Lurker

            This.

            27 year old Venus drags everyone in this field.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥— –MATCH POINT♥— -:>)

    – –☺https://twitter.com/usopen/status/905967017798156288

    – – — WELL PLAYED♥- – – -SistaSLOANE♥ – — -annnd SistaVENUS♥— :>)

  • Alma98

    My daughter just texted me and said she don’t want that (Madison)buck toothed rabbit to win hahahaha!

    • Miranda

      ______________________THAT AINT RIGHT!!!

      • Alma98

        hahahahaha!!!

      • Alma98

        She can’t stand Madison lol.

    • rikyrah

      BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL almaaaaaaa– -LOL- – — WAYTA Go oooo —DAUGHTER♥- – -:>)

      – – — ☺https://media.giphy.com/media/JugSLBq5FTIcM/giphy.gif
      – – -[Like Mama♥. .]

      **HUGS** LOL

  • Miranda

    Must they be tacky and unethical with EVERYTHING?!?!?! Damn.
    ———————–
    President Trump’s campaign released a video this week touting a metalworking apprenticeship program that works to produce commemorative medallions featuring the president.
    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/905962162040004608

    • The Shy Lurker

      I bet a 45 watt lightbulb would melt that shit.
      Even a night light will do.

      • Miranda

        A firefly.

    • Alma98

      So ugly lol.

    • rikyrah

      he’s just so tacky.

  • crazycanuck1503

    Hmm im not a fan of sloan keys or coco so…..

    • Alma98

      Me either so I don’t care any more lol.

    • Miranda

      I’m rooting for Sloane.

      • crazycanuck1503

        Meh lol

      • rikyrah

        eh

        • Alma98

          lol

  • rikyrah

    Whiteness Is Useless Without the Nigger

    Damon Young
    Today 3:38pm

    “What would white people do without the nigger?” It’s a question that courses and bleeds through Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The First White President.”
    It’s never asked explicitly, but it lurks beneath each point, ensconced in the piece’s premise: a fundamental and connective marrow. And it’s been with me since Sunday afternoon after I visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture for the first time.

    …………………………………..

    We weren’t able to get there until after 2:30 p.m., which meant we wouldn’t have time to view the entire museum and eat there. (And yes, eating at their cafeteria was one of our primary objectives. Perhaps the primary objective.) So we just decided to take in the bottom two floors. Which, for those unfamiliar with the construction of the Blacksonian, are the floors devoted to America’s inception, the Middle Passage, slavery, segregation and the fight for civil rights. I’m still not quite sure how to synopsize that experience. I knew what I was going to see. And while certain facts and acts might have been new to me, none of the themes and stories present were. But it still shook me. And, now, four days after visiting the museum, the thought of it still shakes me. I am still fucked up. There were several times while reading the texts describing the horrors in the bowels of the slave ships and while seeing depictions of babies ripped away from hysterical mothers at slave auctions that I began to feel light-headed—only to realize that I was light-headed because I wasn’t breathing.

    And even as I already knew of the creation of whiteness and why the creation of whiteness was necessary for those who wished to deem themselves white, the museum’s brilliant reiteration of the brutality of this intentionality was still shocking. Whiteness cannot and does not exist without the nigger. This is made plain in every picture, every voice-over, every artifact, every page, every scroll and every shackle.

    The idea of a nigger existing, the metaphysical and existential presence of the nigger, the memory of the nigger, the pity of the nigger, the dread of the nigger, the loathing of the nigger, the envy of the nigger, the theft of the nigger, the threat of the nigger, the thought of the nigger and the fabricated terror of the nigger is as essential to whiteness as grain is to grits. It’s the foundation white status sits and stands on. The mattress white self-esteem lays its head on. The mirror white pride smiles at. The restorative balm white souls are soothed by. Without the nigger—without a nigger—whiteness loses its endoskeleton and collapses into dust.

    • MsKitty

      I know I’m not ready for the emotional rollercoaster that I’ll experience when I visit next month, I’m sure it will be intense at some points.

      On a lighter note, I’ve been looking at the cafeteria menu ever since I got my pass in July and I still don’t know what to decide on.

      • rikyrah

        Can I say how much I love that the eating places are an ‘event’ at the Blacksonian?

      • lamh

        We’ll be there Oct 2nd! My sisters all excited bout DC…but I’m MOST excited by seeing the AAHCM

  • Miranda

    Terrorist goons for the GOP…that’s all ICE is. They would have gone right through with this if NBC hadn’t found out and reported it.
    ——————–
    ICE planned nationwide immigration raids: report
    09/07/17 09:16 PM EDT

    The Department of Homeland Security planned a series of immigration raids across the country later this month targeting 8,400 undocumented immigrants, NBC News reported Thursday, citing a document outlining the plan.

    Officials told NBC that the five-day operation, slated to begin Sept. 17, will be “the largest operation of its kind in the history of ICE,” which stands for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

    update: But after NBC News reported the plans late Thursday, the agency issued a statement saying it had cancelled nationwide enforcement actions due to Hurricane Irma and the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ice-plans-mega-largest-immigration-raid-operation-its-kind-n799691

    • rikyrah

      UH HUH
      UH HUH

    • rikyrah

      I’ve said it before…
      I live in a city with a large illegal Irish and Eastern European population…

      funny how all these deportation stories never include these folks….

      I check the local news outlets..and NONE of them have included these populations.

      Uh huh
      Uh huh

      • The Shy Lurker

        Speak that truth.

      • nathkatun7

        White “illegals” have nothing to fear. This whole business about “illegal aliens” is all about making sure the U.S. remains majority white.

    • Alma98

      They didn’t cancel shit! I bet they get a boner thinking about ripping families apart.

  • rikyrah

    What Happened to Jason Whitlock to Make Him Hate Himself So Much?

    Damon Young

    Yesterday 11:07am

    …………………………..

    We know who he is. We know that he is the type of black man
    to carry and continue a vendetta against Colin Kaepernick; a grudge so freakin’ bizarre that Whitlock thought dressing up Christopher “Kid” Reid from Kid ’n Play in Kaepernick Afroface
    for a skit was a good idea. We know that he exists in a singular bubble of low information and ill-fitting hats, and that he frequently escapes from said bubble to say strange things about hip-hop and Serena Williams’ weight.

    But why is he who he is? How did he become such a paranoid and self-loathing weirdo? Was it a conscious choice? Or perhaps it was predestined; a fulfilling of a century-old prophesy about a man in a porkpie hat who’d emerge to deliver the hottest of takes about blackness, Ball State, feminism and barbecue.

    Of course, the easiest—and perhaps the best—answer is that he is who he is because it’s financially and socially lucrative. He presumably makes in the midsix figures (perhaps more) and has been able to create a comfortable and relevant life by becoming the Black Best Friend of the White Guy Who Claims He Has a Black Best Friend and Therefore Can’t Be Racist.

    • Miranda

      No black woman will come within 50 feet of him unless she has that Visa number, expiration date and the security code on the back.

      • rikyrah

        You and me on the same wavelength…cause I thought the exact same thing while reading the post.
        I know he doesn’t have a Black barber either.

        • Miranda

          And gotta pay somebody to go get him a takeout plate from any soul food joint too.

  • Miranda

    I will not be in yall petty party. All yall got your arms folded tightly. I can see it!

  • rikyrah
  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – — 1 MORE- – -SHOUT OUT- – — – SistaSLOANE– –:>)

    – – —☺https://twitter.com/usopen/status/905970330241568769

    – – -CONGRATULATIONS♥ :>)

    • Alma98

      The sad thing is a lot racist white tennis fans is cheering Sloane on for beating one of those (man sisters). Yes that’s what they call Venus & Serena.

      • Miranda

        They’ll be saying stuff about Sloane too, give them time. Once Venus and Serena retire, they’ll go after Sloane too.
        They’re nothing if not predictable.

        • crazycanuck1503

          That is what they dont realize

        • Alma98

          We’ll see if she heeds the wake up call when it comes. She’s been the willing good negro for them so we’ll see.

        • The Shy Lurker

          Particularly If she dominates or gives a shout out to BLM.

          • Miranda

            If she gives a shout out to her black hairstylist they’ll do it.

          • Alma98

            HA!

          • Alma98

            I would have hoped her mama or somebody pulled her aside and had a heart to heart with her. There really is no such thing as a model minority. And as soon as she says or does something they don’t like they’ll turn on her.

          • The Shy Lurker

            Venus and Serena endured a lot of racism, sexism and a host of shitty treatment from fans, journalists, analysts, and players to open doors for both Madison and Sloane to play it safe.

          • Alma98

            I know

          • qosine

            This

          • nathkatun7

            Go ahead and teach, Alma! Exhibit # 1: O.J. Simpson. Exhibit #2: Tiger Woods.

        • rikyrah

          tell the truth

        • nathkatun7

          Yep!

      • crazycanuck1503

        Yup. They need to work dam hard to get me on their side.

      • The Shy Lurker

        She happily played the pet negro role after her win over an injured Serena.

      • GreenLadyHere

        alma – -2 BAD- – 4 the — -RACISTS- —as They WATCH these — “BLACK♥– –LADIES”- – -WALK off the Court- – -With THEIR- – -TROPHIES!!- – -:>)

      • rikyrah

        uh huh

  • rikyrah
  • rikyrah
  • rikyrah
    • Miranda

      Well 53% of white women wanted this, including college age ones that voted for “anyone but Hillary”.

      There were colleges that stupidly thought they had to assume “guilty” on any accusation and rightfully got sued and called out about it…but that’s not Betsy DeVos reasoning for doing this. Nope, she’s gonna roll back the whole damn thing because white girls need to only be getting their M.R.S. degree anyway. If you were assaulted ya probably did something to cause it, that’s Betsy DeVos’s thinking on this.

      • Alma98

        Yep, they’re trying to force white rape victims who get pregnant have those babies and stay their asses in the kitchen.

        • Miranda

          Every single thing PBO tried to do for this ungrateful nation getting rolled back.

    • Alma98

      She is a vile evil woman and has no business in that job.
      All the scum who probably would rape someone is in the comments defending this shit.

      • rikyrah

        UH HUH

    • qosine

      Despise this bitch

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥—-U.S. OPEN- – 2017— –:>)

    — –☺https://twitter.com/usopen/status/905972311924330500

    — – –SET #1 -K=- – —- —V=—-

  • Miranda

    I’m guessing she really does not wanna take this course.
    https://twitter.com/goldengateblond/status/905959623240278016

    • Alma98

      LOL…So a course on being even more racist Newt?

  • Miranda

    The networks have never shown the anthem during any regular season game before, but they’re gonna start now? Oh ok.
    https://twitter.com/BSO/status/905958647611637760

    • rikyrah

      they think they’re slick…

      we see you, muthaphuckas.

    • The Shy Lurker

      The NFL and the networks are trying to build up a whiterage.

      • Alma98

        They’re trying tto show us niggras whose in charge.

    • Alma98

      smgdh

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥—-WHAT’S The WORD??- – -☺http://imagesvh1-a.akamaihd.net/uri/mgid:file:http:shared:vh1.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Rasheeda-Wont-Be-No-Mess-1430255143.gif

      WORD!!- — 2-Da– –WORD!!— –

  • rikyrah

    Yet…do I still need to remind folks that only a certain type of person fell for it?

    https://twitter.com/AlecMacGillis/status/905881098143633408

  • Alma98

    hmmm….I was just thinking since Madison doesn’t like being called African American. But if her and Sloane are in the final I bet they just keep saying American. lol

    • The Shy Lurker

      Probably.

      • Alma98

        LOL

  • rikyrah

    We got THREE hurricanes out there in the Atlantic..but, these muthaphuckas….

    https://twitter.com/EricBoehlert/status/905842009746939909

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥— – Some– –RESISTANT♥-Dems♥- — Take a – — STAND/WALK. . – –

    —–☺https://twitter.com/eclecticbrotha/status/905966825208504322

    • Miranda

      GOOD

  • Miranda

    I didn’t know bullets could stop 185mph winds….dumb bitch

    Eric Boehlert‏ @EricBoehlert 1h1 hour ago
    y’know, to shoot the hurricane
    https://twitter.com/FoxNews/status/905947485222391809

    • Alma98

      I hate her.

    • The Shy Lurker

      She can catch a ricochet as far as I’m concerned.

  • lamh

    Ugh…ya ever have a family member that keeps making decisions but you can’t even say anything but just pray for them…

    • rikyrah

      come sit by me

    • MsKitty

      Yep. In those situations it’s best to just walk away and let them figure things out for themselves.

      Life has enough drama without being sucked into somebody’s self-inflicted drama.

      • lamh

        Ugh…I’m holding my tongue MsKitty, but really, I’m just soo disappointed, but it’s NOT my life, but I know that they have already been going through some shit…and I’m seeing the writing on the wall.

        But I”m trying to be as supportive as I possibly can

        • rikyrah

          dont let it elevate your blood pressure.

  • Miranda

    Oh is she a Miss Anne??

    • The Shy Lurker

      Trump lover.

      • crazycanuck1503

        No way!!!

  • Miranda
  • Miranda

    Good point Katy. Sure wish there was an industry that could help make sure these controversies, even with so many, remained on the front pages like that “Hillary’s emails” thing.
    ———————
    Katy Tur‏@KatyTurNBC 53m53 minutes ago
    Unbelievable how short the attention span is for his controversies. He buries one with another and so on and so on. Same way since day 1.
    https://twitter.com/MattNegrin/status/905965072819900416

  • rikyrah

    The Art of No Deal: How Chuck and Nancy Used GOP Dysfunction to Roll The Donald

    When Republican and Democratic leaders headed to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting – a negotiation – on the debt ceiling, government funding and disaster relief funding, few had expected its outcome. The Republican leadership had publicly and summarily rejected Democratic demands to extend the debt ceiling for only three months.

    Republicans wanted an 18-month extension of the debt ceiling, particularly so that they could work on their tax cuts without having to be rudely interrupted by a fiscal cliff. They also wanted enough wiggle room to forget about the Dream Act with no leverage left for the Democrats. Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi knew this, and they wanted to hold onto their leverage on both taxes and immigration.

    …………………………..

    But that’s not what happened. Donald Trump, by all accounts to the astonishment of the GOP leadership and his own Treasury Secretary, quickly accepted the Democratic offer,
    then took off on Air Force One to North Dakota, taking with him North Dakota Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp. Ryan, McConnell, and other Republicans were shell-shocked.
    Democrats now have what they want. They have neutralized Trump’s own threat of a government shutdown without funding for his wall, they have knocked a powerful GOP leadership, and they have rolled the Republican agenda along with the Republican president.

    How did this happen? Conservatives are fuming, and the media is still trying to understand. But I suggest that the roots of this had been sown in events of the past eight months, as well well as the prior eight years. Republicans essentially rolled themselves. Donald Trump essentially had no choice but to cave to Democrats, because Republicans created this path.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– –*Gentle SIgh* :>)- —From – -OUR Beloved -FIRST LADY♥- – -KUDOS♥– – :>)

    – – – ☺https://twitter.com/MsJLaw/status/905961179939524609

    — –BLESSINGS♥– – -We LOVE U♥ :>)

  • lamh

    Janet kicked off her tour in Lafayette tonight!

    I’m hoping to catch her on the tour somewhere!

    https://twitter.com/chrisalexander_/status/905978713904480257

  • lamh
  • rikyrah

    Tell the truth, DL

    https://youtu.be/3uipIE9M2aY

  • lamh

    She’s like my fav on the show…can’t wait to watch season 2 when it’s all done.

    https://twitter.com/freshalina/status/905544652903903232

    • Worldwatcher7

      She is amazing.

  • lamh

    In general, I’m never much a Christy Teigen fan, but on twitter, I do love her clapback game sometimes.

    John claps back all prim & proper, but Christy just clapback with petty yet funny!

    https://twitter.com/chrissyteigen/status/905970612077658114

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥—-From- –RESISTANT♥- – –ADAM Schiff♥- – – — *WRITE ON*- – — With Your- – –CALL OUT. . :>)

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/RepAdamSchiff/status/905912690014552064

  • Alma98

    LMAO@ my daughter, I to her Madison would win because she didn’t want her to. hahahahaha!

    • crazycanuck1503

      Dont care lol

      • Alma98

        LOL

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL— -almaaaaa- —U 2- –:>) Soo- — ENDEARING. . – — :>)

      Thank U 4-Da Share. :>)

  • rikyrah
    • Alma98

      LOL

  • rikyrah
    • Worldwatcher7

      Oh no. Prayers up.

    • The Shy Lurker

      OH HELL NO!!

    • Alma98

      damn! noooo!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- —*Head Bow*- – —SAD NEWZ – – –A- – –TRANSITION♥- – –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/yashar/status/905982808690188288

    —- – –RIHEP♥- – — CONDOLENCES♥- – –AMEN♥-

    – – —It must have been difficult 2 live with that memory♥- —

    • The Shy Lurker

      Rest in peace Mr. Wright.

    • Alma98

      RIP sir

    • qosine

      RIP Mr. Wright.

  • Alma98

    LOL yes

  • Alma98

    The whole family LOL.

  • rikyrah
  • Alma98

    Nope

    • The Shy Lurker

      Wrap it up, Madison.

      • rikyrah

        oh Ms. ” I’m not Black”…

        um, ok

        • The Shy Lurker

          I’ve decided to support her this match.
          I just can’t with CoCo Anne Conway.

  • rikyrah

    So, after all the bullshyt about Climate Change being fake…

    Big Pharma Limbaugh left Florida?
    Uh huh
    Uh huh

  • rikyrah

    what match is going on?

    • The Shy Lurker

      Keys vs Vaneweghe

  • GreenLadyHere

    LOL- – -alma- —**HUGS* 2 DAUGHTER♥ :>)

  • Alma98

    hahahaha! Our luck sucks big time.

  • Alma98

    Here comes the rabbit lol.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– –KUDOS— -☺https://espntheundefeated.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/20160702_jla_au2_242_5816243.jpg?w=1024

  • Alma98

    The crowd is so subdued they wanted CoCo to win lol.

    • The Shy Lurker

      She gone?

      • Alma98

        Yep she’s looking pissed off too. They’re talking to Madison on court now. That voice sighhhh.

  • Alma98

    LOL

  • Alma98

    There’s her mama in the stand with those big teeth lol.

    • The Shy Lurker

      I’ve never seen Madison’s mother. I saw her dad in the stands a few years ago on television.

      • Alma98

        I saw her in pics.

        • The Shy Lurker

          She looks like her dad, even got his eyes as far as I could tell.

          • Alma98

            Yep she looks just like him just gor her mama’s teeth lol.

  • Alma98

    LOLOLOL nope Coco was not in a friendly mood. I was pissed win she did that in Stanford.

    • The Shy Lurker

      I just rolled my eyes.

      • Alma98

        That was such a “don’t hate me” thing to do. White people pleaser 🙁

        • The Shy Lurker

          SMH.

  • Alma98

    They just showed that old Fed Lindor commercial and it took back at how old he looks now.

    • The Shy Lurker

      His hair is thinning too.

      • Alma98

        I noticed when he was playing that last tournament he played in before the US Open he wasn’t aging well. And that scruffy look just made him look older lol.

        • The Shy Lurker

          He’s his fathers twin.
          I expect him to look like that in 15 years except thinner.

          • Alma98

            Yep he looks just like him.

  • The Shy Lurker

    I still love Venus, just not her chances to win another slam.

    • Alma98

      Me too but yeah it ain’t gonna happen.

    • GreenLadyHere

      The Shy Lurker– -*Co-Sign* :>) BUT She has Sooo Many — MEMORABLE- –TROPHIES/MEDALS. — :>)

      Soo PROUD of HER♥ :>)

      • The Shy Lurker

        A good renaissance year for sure.

        • GreenLadyHere

          The Shy Lurker- – –AMEN♥– – annnd AMEN♥ :>)

    • TyrenM

      I love that she can still take out pretenders to the throne so Serena can blow Court (24) out of the water next year.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– —U.S. OPEN—FINALS :>)

    — – -☺https://i.pinimg.com/236x/30/f8/0f/30f80fe6c9d0205aa30777b7617d4358–sloane-stephens-to-play.jpg

  • Alma98

    True

    • The Shy Lurker

      I ain’t even mad just subdued and resigned to the fact that she had two chances in the finals and couldn’t convert.

      • Alma98

        Yeah I think if she’s gonna continue to play she needs to work on those break points. lol

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – – –RESISTANTS♥- – –CELEBRATING- – -The JUDGE’s– – DECISION– -AGAINST- – – -“IT”– :>)

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    LOL- – – -:>)

  • lamh

    I’m off to bed…but first gonna leave ya with this:

    https://twitter.com/lovebscott/status/905826217420513280

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – — *Head Bow**—CONDOLENCES♥- – –R In ORDER♥ —

    – – –☻https://twitter.com/BSO/status/905975146707644416

    — – –BLESSINGS♥- — -On Your Playing This Year.- – —CONDOLENCES♥- – — -AMEN♥– —

  • Alma98

    hahahahah

  • crazycanuck1503

    When is Serena playing?

    • Alma98

      She said she gonna defend her AO title. I just don’t want her to hurt herself coming back too early. But she’s determined to to do so and you know once she puts her mind to something lol.

      • crazycanuck1503

        Uh huhm what time she playing the open….cc in denial

        • Alma98

          hahahaha The tennis channel has been showing a lot of her old matches.

          • crazycanuck1503

            Tennis channel knows whats up

          • Alma98

            lol

          • The Shy Lurker

            The same ones though.

          • The Shy Lurker

            The Wimbledon final against Zvonareva is an underrated grass court masterpiece.

      • The Shy Lurker

        She should wait til the clay season.
        Ain’t no way she defends AO. I don’t know why she was pushing that.
        Its not realistic to me.

  • GreenLadyHere

    rikyrah- – -FUNness- — :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    alma- —AMEN♥- – — annnnd – – – AMEN♥

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – —MATCH POINT- – – :>)

    – —☺https://twitter.com/usopen/status/905996494007914497

  • Alma98

    I tell you what, the one thing I really love about Venus still being in the game and making noise. She out lasted all her old rivals and players who were hateful and jealous to her and Serena. I remember Lindsay being particularly nasty. But she did apologize, the others didn’t that know of anyway.

    • The Shy Lurker

      Hingis was the main one.
      I’m glad they made that one retire the first time.

      • Alma98

        Yep hahahaha
        Henin was another one I couldn’t stand and a whole bunch of the ones at the tail end of their careers.

        • The Shy Lurker

          When Henin lied and cheated Serena, she filled Hingis’ role.

          • Alma98

            Ohhh yes! It took my dislike of her to a whole new level. And Capriati too, cheaters row lol.

          • The Shy Lurker

            I rooted for Capriati then the commentators started riding her jock.
            Then she opened her mouth.

          • Alma98

            She was another entitled brat.

          • The Shy Lurker

            Straight up.

            She had no chance being the bread winner at an early age.

          • Alma98

            I hated her father, yuck.

          • The Shy Lurker

            That bitch snapped when he died.

          • Alma98

            I didn’t know he died?

          • The Shy Lurker

            He died of cancer a few years ago.
            She said she was trying to make a comeback so he could watch her play before he passed but her body failed her.

          • Alma98

            Lordt that’s so sad. She was always fighting to stay in shape when she played. So her trying to comeback after all that time , no.

    • GreenLadyHere

      alma- – – As I said B4- – -They ALL hadta WATCH- the SistasWILLIAMS♥♥- – -Leave the Courts With Their TROPHIES/MEDALS!– -HAH!- –

      –Soo- – —☺https://www.wired.com/images_blogs/underwire/2013/01/DealWithIt.gif

      — –ALL!- – -The!- – -REST!- –of— YER!- – – Lives!- — HATAS!!

      – – -☺In- –SINGLES♥- – – annnd In- -DOUBLES♥♥

      – —- ☻ https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d5/50/f0/d550f0579e42f9d0652eb25d457c122f–serena-williams-tennis.jpg

  • Alma98

    I would like for Delpo to win but I’m just happy he got over that quarterfinal hump. I thought if didn’t break through he would call it quits. The youngsters on the men side have to step it up. Some are playing too many tournaments that when they get to the slams they fizzle. Others are feeling the expectations placed upon them and are backsliding.

    • The Shy Lurker

      Interesting.

      Retirement never occurred to me.

      This is such a strange year. Next year might be the last hurrah for the big four.

      • Alma98

        He said in an interview at one point and time he was gonna quit cause he was so depressed.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- —RESISTANTS♥- – –STAND- — -STRONG- — In- — “IT’S”- – –FACE!!– —

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/905955096550301696

  • Alma98

    Are they gonna do the night time crap again with the men’s semis?
    Because that really doesn’t make sense considering men’s matches can go for hours.

    • crazycanuck1503

      What tournament are you speaking of?….cc mad

      • Alma98

        US Open lol.

    • GreenLadyHere

      alma- – — Saw a Schedule[I hope]- – –Women’s FINAL– – SAT. 9/9 — -4:00pm——Men’s – – -FINAL— SUN/ 9/10- -4:00pm

      • Alma98

        The men’s semis are tomorrow and I was wondering were they gonna be at night.

        • GreenLadyHere

          alma- – –The SCHEDULE- — Did say @ the Bottoom—“Subject to change”- – –Guess it Changed. LOL

    • The Shy Lurker

      4:00 pm eastern is when they start.

      • Alma98

        Thank goodness.

        • The Shy Lurker

          I know I’mma watch.

          • Alma98

            Me too and I’mma gonna need the camera folks to be on their toes with BD and his bad habits. lol I don’t need closeups of it lol.

  • crazycanuck1503

    Ok im off to bed and when i wake up tomorrow that match never happened.

    • Alma98

      Night cc lol

    • GreenLadyHere

      CC:– – Good Night. :>) Blessed Dreams. :>)
      [I hear U] :>)

  • Alma98

    ummm I just read some of Sloane’s comments after the match and she’s a lil bit ditzy huh. lol I don’t mean that in a mean way either just made me giggle is all.

    • The Shy Lurker

      Did you see Osaka’s comment about thinking of the mesothelioma commercial while she played? I hollered!

      I hope she comes through soon.

      • Alma98

        No I did not! hahahahahaha! I hope she does too, she still has some focusing problems.

        • The Shy Lurker

          Got to learn how to close in the third set.

          • Alma98

            yeah

    • GreenLadyHere

      alma- – –She is BEYOND –EXCITED– – Yet She Tries 2 Hold Back- –Especially- –@ this time.- – -:>)
      Like her smile annnd demeaner- – -:>)

  • Alma98

    I’m sorry i don’t I could shake his hand. I’d be like Monk and would be looking for hand wipes hahaha.

    • The Shy Lurker

      I’d wave at him.

      • Alma98

        bwa hahahaha!!!

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL I’d tryta get away with THIS- – -http://www.planetbravo.com/prizes/fist_bump_w-explosion_final.gif
      LOL

      • Alma98

        HAHAHAHAHAHA!

        • GreenLadyHere

          LOL- – –alma- – — -IKNOW- -HUH?– —LOL

  • The Shy Lurker

    We’ll see.

    Her circle are keeping the details of the birth of her daughter on lock. I can’t blame them.

    • Alma98

      You know Serena gonna release baby pics on the day Sharapova’s book comes out hahaha.

      • The Shy Lurker

        Hmm…

        Didn’t think about that. I know someone let her know about those coded quotes.

        • Alma98

          uh huh It seems the book is more about Serena than her.

          • The Shy Lurker

            “Unstoppable” my ass.

          • Alma98

            She really reminds me of drumpf. lol

          • The Shy Lurker

            I give her and her PR folks credit.
            They created a narrative the (whitestream) media and casual fans bought into.

          • Alma98

            uh huh Reminds me of Chrissy on that score.

  • Alma98

    LOLOLOLOLOL cc gonna bust you up lol. When the sports folks kept calling him handsome and dapper I was like are we looking at the same person lol.

    • The Shy Lurker

      No, no, no, no, no.

      Uh uh.

      Nope.

  • The Shy Lurker

    He has nice hands though.

  • Alma98

    Everett, you know how they made her into the all American girl next door. And could do no wrong.

    • The Shy Lurker

      Oh, ok!

      • Alma98

        They made Martina into the he-man antagonizer.

        • The Shy Lurker

          Yet, you’d think in that regard Martina would have some empathy for the Williams Sisters.

          • Alma98

            IKR? I always think about that. I think the one time she did was at the US Open. After that nothing.

          • The Shy Lurker

            She’s always been a salty bitch when her records are threatened.

            She’s all up in Sharapova’s ass anyway.

          • Alma98

            HA! it seems none of them like it except for Pete. He said records are made to be broken and supports Fed.

          • The Shy Lurker

            I doubt he’d feel that way if say…Kyrgios broke his record.

          • Alma98

            LOL

          • Alma98

            I wonder if American men’s tennis is ever gonna have a break through player. They keep throwing up all these kids with half baked games. it seems they only stick to big serve and forehand.

          • The Shy Lurker

            Does the USTA have the coaches to develop players with all court games? Is there talent who can actually return serve?

          • Alma98

            I don’t know lol.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – –From- – –RESISTANT♥- — SETH Abramson♥- – – -WORD- -LOL– – –

    – – — ☺https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/905871089104019456

    – — COMMENT:- – —(2) Funny thing about the crime of Receiving Stolen Property. You commit the crime by… receiving the stolen property.– – — -LOL- — DUH. . .:>)

  • Alma98

    hahahaha

  • GreenLadyHere

    BWAHAHAHA- — the Shy Lurker—-LOL- – — Seeeee. . . —I KNOW —HUH?- –LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– – –A- – –RETRO- –BLACK♥- – — HISTORICAL- – — MOMENT♥- – —A- –SINGLE’s – RELEASE♥- -In – — MEMORIAM♥- —– – —

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  • The Shy Lurker

    My device is acting up, I better go. lol

    • Alma98

      night TSL

      • The Shy Lurker

        Goodnight Alma.

        Goodnight GLH.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY The Shy Lurker.– -Good Night. :>)- –Blessed Dreams♥-

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- — –“Mother Nature”- – –COMMENDS- – – -the SISTAS♥♥♥- — In The SEMIS♥——:>)

    — –☺https://media.giphy.com/media/1LkyIcF88mDCw/giphy.gif

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  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – –A– – BLACK♥- – –HISTORICAL- – -MOMENT♥– -A– – DAY♥- – — of- – –BIRTH♥- — – –:>)

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    Jacob Lawrence (September 7, 1917 – June 9, 2000) was an African-American painter known for his portrayal of African-American life. But not only was he a painter, storyteller, and interpreter; he also was an educator. Lawrence referred to his style as “dynamic cubism,” though by his own account the primary influence was not so much French art as the shapes and colors of Harlem.
    He brought the African-American experience to life using blacks and browns juxtaposed with vivid colors. He also taught and spent 15 years as a professor at the University of Washington.
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  • GreenLadyHere

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    • GreenLadyHere

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