December 19, 2014

Thursday Evening Thread: It Takes One

FLOTUS Speaks:

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  • rikyrah

    FLOTUS is wonderful. :)

  • Miranda

    Sad news:

    theGrio.com ‏@theGrio
    Sylvia Woods, of Harlem ’s Sylvia ’s Soul Food, is dead at 86
    http://su.pr/2v3DeC

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

      Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear this!

      RIP Ms. Woods.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda – -THANK U 4 SHARING. —-RIHEP – –MRS. SYLVIA WOODS. AMEN. – –

      – ——MS SYLVIA. :>)—-

      – – -FAMOUS GUESTS:

      — – -☻MR. PRESIDENT- REV. AL.- –

      ——☻ENJOY!- -LOL.

      – —–☻CAROLINE KENNEDY–REV. AL

      ——-☻MR. RANGEL—-

      —-CONDOLENCES -2 FAMILY/FRIENDS/FANS—-

      • edp4bho

        LOL. Looking at the 3rd pic, Rev Al noticing how PBO loves his food. Don’t mess with him when he’s got his face stuffed. RIP Ms. Sylvia. Her cornbread mix is the best with the touch of honey. She lived a grand life and satisfied many a guest. She’s at home now. Night POU.

        • Admiral_Komack

          “LOL. Looking at the 3rd pic, Rev Al noticing how PBO loves his food. Don’t mess with him when he’s got his face stuffed.”

          -The President and I have something in common.

        • isonprize

          PBO gets it in! He works out, he stays in shape, but Lord help if you are between him and his food.

          Seriously, he’s gonna have to watch his weight as he gets older. He was just a little chubby as a kid. He might fill out a bit when he slows down (in his 70s!!)

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda – —JUS” MUSIN’ : — –IMMA NEED 4 missy ann 2 STOP by- – -SYLVIA’S —-RESTAURANT– — – -annnnd say – –

      – -U PEOPLE- – — – -Right when she’s eatin’ her

      – — PEACH COBBLER!!- -LOL.

      —-I’M JUST SAYIN’– ———LOL.

  • Miranda

    Think Progress has a nice compilation here – Mitt got 99 Problems but….well….he just got 99 Problems.

    You Don’t Know Mitt: 99 Facts About Mitt Romney
    http://thinkprogress.org/romney-facts/

    • creolechild

      I wonder how the public would react if they knew that Mitt’s brainchild, Bain Capital, sold a major U.S cinema to a Chinese company. Seems like there’s more than Olympic uniforms that made him go silent. Wonder what else Mitt and his cohorts have planned for this country?

      A Chinese conglomerate announced Monday it will buy a major U.S. cinema chain, AMC Entertainment Holdings, for $2.6 billion in China’s biggest takeover of an American company to date.

      [Dalian] Wanda [Group] said the deal will create the world’s biggest movie theater operator. The Beijing-based company said it will invest an additional $500 million to fund AMC’s development. AMC operates 346 cinemas, mostly in the United States and Canada, and says it has 23 of the 50 highest-grossing U.S. outlets.

      AMC’s owners include Apollo Global Management, Bain Capital, the Carlyle Group, CCMP Capital Advisors and Spectrum Equity Investors. Wang, the Wanda chairman, said AMC’s financial problems were due to the cost of servicing high debt.[SOUND FAMILIAR?] He said conditions should improve once an injection of Wanda’s cash allows it to pay off some of that.

      Read more: http://www.aim.org/newswire/chinese-company-to-buy-us-movie-theater-chain-amc/

      • Miranda

        I remember when this deal went down, didn’t know Bain was a part of it though.

  • crazycanuck

    Who is this woman?She is really rocking it. Anyone heard of her?

    • isonprize

      crazycanuck. Yes, yes. yes!!!! Just in case you didn’t notice.

      Sharon Jones GETS IT IN!!!! You may have heard this tune a few years ago… 100 days, 100 nights

      Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. DA BOMB!!!

      • crazycanuck

        I just ‘discovered’ her when I was checking out vids of Prince. She is amazing. Thanks for the link

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

    So, it took ABC alllllllll day to come up with this bullshit??

    Did Ann Romney Say ‘You People?’, The Road Argument at a Truck Shop, Boehner on Bachmann, Rubio’s Anti-Pledge Drive (PM Note) http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/07/did-ann-romney-say-you-people-the-road-argument-at-a-truck-shop-boehner-on-bachmann-rubios-anti-pledge-drive/

    And here go Ben Smith’s Romney loving ass:

    Ben Smith ‏@BuzzFeedBen
    It’s so easy to deceive yourself into hearing something you expect to hear. Anyone else remember 08 allegation of the n-word in “war room”?

    • Miranda

      Isn’t it stunning? They are running to defend Miss Ann, bout to break their damn nexks to rescue her’s! These mofos STILL looking for a damn whitey tape, but have stooped to telling us our ears lying. We didn’t hear what she clearly said!

      • aleth

        I know!!

        She did not whisper… everyone heard it, it was clear has day. This is really bad for the media. Why get this low to try to protect this chick? Does Bain or Clear Channel own them all? Is there is rule that white republican ladies must be protected at all cost?

        Its just crazy, its really orwellian now… Miranda, I am not shocked the lengths they go to protect Romney but the way they are doing it is so obvious.

        This is what a corporate media looks like.

        Next they will tell you they hired a linguist and did voice enhancing.

        What about her “its our turn statement,” this is hallmark of how she conducts herself. Men Imagine if all of this with the $77,000 tax deductible horse for “therapy”

        It is mighty nice to be married rich white lady whose friends own every network and will do anything to protect her. ABC should be embarrased period.

        I have not seen anyone say they did not hear you people, it was clear as hell.

        Liberals– this is what moving to a guilded age of corporate control looks like— control of media in one hand. Note the difference,

        • Miranda

          Ann Romney, now being played by Lillian Gish…because she is nothing but the media’s blonde innocent damsel in distress and they will tell a lie on their own selves to save her!

          These mofos even protecting a damn horse just to make sure Miss Ann stays on that pedestal. The suckass DNC got bullied into apologizing over a freaking dancing horse of hers, as if that was the equivalent of making fun of multiple sclerosis. That’s how far the media is going to save Miss Ann. But its ok if the right wing disparages and insults FLOTUS all day everyday.

          • Aquagranny911

            They only thing we can hope for is that her Botox freezes her face so hard that she can’t open her mouth to talk.

            I’m thoroughly sick of the arrogant “B” and her ‘victim here’ routine aided by MSM.

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

        That’s what so insulting about his tweet. He’s trying to make it look like we’re crazy. I can’t stand these little smug media a–holes.

      • Aquagranny911

        I know EXACTLY what I heard & I am partially deaf in one ear! I am just aching to use the B-word here & I really never like to call another woman that but I am severely taxed.

        I know she is white, blond & Republican but the media has to stop this BS! Maybe we should just let them run with it because they are making it worse trying to defend the “B”

        I’m taking deep breaths to calm my BP now.

        • aleth

          And why the hell is she fighting in the place of her husband? They put her out to be a pitbull knowing she has the complexion and money for protection.

          Recall Hillary was victimized for usurping bill allegedly. See how our first lady was and is treated…where was ABC, Huffpost, hack bens article.

          its clear ROMNEY AND GOP are punks hiding behind a skirt, venom and assholes that is MSM

          • Admiral_Komack

            Not only that.

            Ann Romney has MS.

            So she will use it as a weapon.

            It’s called “playing the victim”.

          • nellcote

            Compare her to FLOTUS’s father who also had MS and went to work everyday using two canes to walk.

    • aleth

      WOW THIS IS REALLY BAD FROM THE ALLEGED MEDIA

      She said “All you people” == it is clear, its on youtube.. wow they need to stop with the lies and lies and lies. This just Orwell territory

      http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/19/ann-romney-on-tax-returns-weve-given-all-you-people-need-to-know/

      Its clear as hell. There is no need to lie or cover, let the chips fall where they can. This is abig lie, big lie lie wow wow

      I know they root for Romney but this is crazy.. So many head it, she did not mumble she was clear “we have given all you people need to know… this is really terrible.

      We need to research what the Romney’s have on these corporate media, do they have own shares or are their owners friends. I already know Ben is a hack, he works for politico jr.

      • creolechild

        Aleth, it’s simple: MSNBC’s Schultz Finally Discloses Three-Year Old NBC-Bain Capital Partnership [Video] January 3, 2012

        Last week, in a curious bit of timing, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell and Ed Schultz disclosed on the air that their parent company had ties to Mitt Romney’s former private equity firm, Bain Capital. Schultz began a segment attacking Romney and Bain by mentioning NBC’s involvement with the buyout firm.

        [You can almost feel the outright contempt that the person who wrote this article has for PBO or anyone who criticizes Rmoney.]

        Read more: http://www.aim.org/don-irvine-blog/msnbcs-schultz-finally-discloses-three-year-old-nbc-bain-capital-partnership/

      • itgurl_29

        The shilling for the Romney’s is on a whole other level. Cindy McCain was a wealthy, blonde, white Republican woman as well, but I don’t remember anyone lying about things that clearly came out of her mouth, in order to protect her.

        I don’t know if it’s because the Romney’s possibly own some of the media, or because the msm wants the black man out of the White house so badly, or both!

        • Aquagranny911

          Cindy McCain didn’t have to shill for her husband. She did a few fluff interviews & pretty much kept her mouth off politics. If you remember she mostly stood around like a hood ornament.

          It was Palin they sent out to blow her mouth off & ankle bite PBO.

          • conlakappa

            While trying to look sober and smile through that husband of hers pawing her on stage.

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

    Crazycanuck and Aquagranny: When you were having problems with Disqus, what browser were you using?

    • crazycanuck

      Hey Sepia, I’m using Firefox

      • Aquagranny911

        Firefox & they updated me yesterday. Last time they updated me I had problems with Disqus until I used CCleaner, unplugged my cable modem, plugged it back in & restarted my computer.

        I just did that & so far things seem to be working okay. So maybe it’s just Firefox or my computer setup. Who knows. When things get really wonky, I do naked dances & burn computer chips in sacrifice to the cyber gods.

        • http://pragmaticobotsunite.com/ Sepia

          LAWD! LOL!

          Thanks ya’ll.

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

          Lawd! LOL!

          Thanks ya’ll!

          • conlakappa

            I don’t use Firefox. You didn’t ask me but I had woes on my iPad and Explorer on my job doesn’t get along with Disqus.

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

    Brilliant new PBO campaign ad!

    Mitt Romney: Saying Anything to Get Elected http://youtu.be/z-z-U57BaSc

    Mitt Romney is launching a false attack, but it turns out he actually agrees with President Obama.

    • Miranda

      You notice how the media went all ballistic over PBO’s initial comment and played it over and over (out of context of course) but here you have Romney saying THE EXACT SAME THING AS PBO, and the media has brushed it aside since it clearly makes Romney look like a copycat fool that will literally say anything.

  • Miranda

    Dang, I missed it, but I heard Michael Eric Dyson went all Django unchained on Miss Ann tonight.

    • vulcan_girl

      Which show?

      • Miranda

        He’s guest hosting The Ed Show tonight. He’s also getting under the skin of this little weasly guy from Townhall. I swear to God he is like the right wing Eddie Haskell – just needs to be beat up.

        • vulcan_girl

          I’m watching right now. I must have missed the Miss Ann segment. That young Republican sure acted brand new whenever PBO was mentioned.

  • creolechild

    Then, there’s this…Breaking Down MSNBC

    ~snip~

    Like Fox News and CNN, MSNBC is a corporately owned news network. It’s principal owners are the very conservative Comcast Corporation and the very conservative GE Corporation (which also owns NBC). GE has paid no net federal income taxes since 2008. Comcast is based in Pennsylvania but has dodged paying state income tax through a slippery trick of claiming to be a Delaware company. And it is these two ethical, socially responsible companies that principally own and operate the respected news station known as MSNBC.

    Read more: http://planetpov.com/2012/06/11/breaking-down-msnbc/

    H/T AdLib

  • creolechild

    Disqus is clowning. This response was intended for Aleth.

  • Miranda

    Cheney really is the devil….that or he rules the devil.

    Cheney, 71, said defense spending is “not a spigot you can turn on and turn off, that you need to keep money flowing in a predictable way so you can plan for the next war,” Graham said after Senate Republicans’ weekly luncheon, where the former vice president spoke.
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-17/cheney-urges-republicans-to-prevent-defense-spending-cuts.html

    • goldenstar

      Dick Cheney, the persistent war planner. All because he a Halliburton man.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Evenin’ miranda – – – — –TAGS – -with: – – -CLASS – –GRACE- – – -BEAUTY – – – -INTELLIGENCE – –HUMILITY – –FITNESS – – -COMPASSION [She gives – *-BIG HUGS** :>)] – – FAMILY VALUES – – -LOVE.♥ – –annnnd MORE. :>)

    WE sooo LOVE U annnd R PROUD of U – – -OUR BELOVED -FIRST LADY.♥

    • Worldwatcher7

      You said it Ms. GLH; our FLOTUS is the total package.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Worldwatcher7. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – — -ABSOLUTELY!! :>)- – -A WORLD-WIDE MODEL of VIRTUE. :>)

        Just musin': – – –teh WILLARD always trysta COPY— Mr. PRESIDENT. LOL

        ***LOOKIN’ SIDE- EYED at missy ann*** - – –

        — – —DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!! LOL—

        Good 2 C U- – Worldwatcher7. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — -Just got back in time 2 C – – -PROF.MED — -STR8 -GOIN’ IN ON –any RACIST — -who alludes 2 MR. PRESIDENT as “OTHER”/”FOREIGN” — – -annnnd who raised their – –RIGHT hand – –in consent! LOL. – —

    He was BRUTAL!! Annnd THEY were lookin’ in their THESAURUS —so that they could reply 2 him. LOL.

    One of his guests quipped – -“Well errybody KNOWS that SHE is the ONLY CONGRESSPERSON – – – – -IN THERAPY.[ NO disparaging –intended.]

    THAT RE-THUG was TRAPPED!! LOL. – – -It was a – -“beauteous” sight! LOL. :>)

  • Miranda

    WOW…Quote approval? Now it makes sense why Miss Ann’s quote was “fixed up”

    Dan Rather: ‘Quote approval’ a media sellout

    (CNN) — A New York Times front-page article Monday detailed a new phenomenon in news coverage of the presidential campaign: candidates insisting on “quote approval,” telling reporters what they can and cannot use in some stories. And, stunningly, reporters agreeing to it.

    This, folks, is news. Any way you look at it, this is a jaw-dropping turn in journalism, and it raises a lot of questions. Among them: Can you trust the reporters and news organizations who do this? Is it ever justified on the candidate’s side or on the reporter’s side? Where is this leading us?

    more here
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/19/opinion/rather-quote-approval-reporting/

    • itgurl_29

      And this is yet another reason Twitter is a game changer and why everyone eligible to vote needs to be on it. Had I read the articles today, I’d have no idea about Miss Ann’s “you people” comment. But it’s all over Twitter.

      They can’t control the message anymore. They can do “quote approval” and put out fixed polls, but they cannot change reality.

      • isonprize

        They can’t control the message anymore. They can do “quote approval” and put out fixed polls, but they cannot change reality.

        ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!!!

      • Miranda

        Glad it wasn’t just me because I swore I was losing it. I kept reading one thing and reading something else on twitter. It was damn near 2pm before I finally saw the video and realized that the media was doing a whitewashing of her words!

    • MsKitty

      That’s not journalism, that’s public relations straight up.

      • Miranda

        THIS

    • GN

      CNN needs to stop; that’s not what happened. It’s not as if Anne Romney gave a private interview to a reporter and the campaign asked to vet the resultant article to make sure that her words weren’t taken out of context, etc.

      This was a PUBLICIZED INTERVIEW in which Anne Romney made a statement, on air, which the press took it upon themselves to later completely sanitize in order to make that quote seem less obnoxious. Apples and oranges.

    • Ebogan63

      They are Pravda – I know wtf I heard, she said ‘you people’ damn sho’ folks on Twitter heard it

    • nellcote

      Nice column by Dan Rather. Amusing, or something, that it was published on CNN’s site.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – -RESPECTFULLY: ——Look WHO THAT- — -ELITIST BLAH PRESIDENT is APPEALIN’ 2- — — –LOL

    — – -Obama campaign books rural radio airtime in Ohio and Pennsylvania- –

    – – – -A strategist tracking the 2012 air war flags an interesting development: the Obama campaign is booking ad time for rural radio in and around the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.

    The Obama campaign has reserved about $35,000 so far in airtime between July 20 and Aug. 2. Markets include Pittsburgh, Pa.; Youngstown, Ohio; Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Huntington, Charleston and Parkersburg, W. Va.

    The markets in West Virginia and Indiana — two states that are not expected to be competitive — also reach voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

    Obama’s team hasn’t rolled out any rural voter-specific media lately but some operatives believe the president has an opportunity to pick up votes on the margins due to Mitt Romney’s weakness with certain traditionally Republican voters. And we’re not talking about hugely costly airtime here.

    – – – – MASTER STRATEGIST! –Good On Mr. PRESIDENT!- – – —

    • isonprize

      THIS is a great idea!!!

      I just drove from Phila to Pittsburgh — about a 5 hour drive — and I came to the conclusion that Pennsylvania is a schizophrenic state. Driving along the PA turnpike, the billboard alternated between “Repent your sins” and “Sex Toys at the next Exit” There were ads for Wind Energy, followed by ads for “Clean” coal (whatever THAT is….)

      After you get out of Phila and the decent stations fall off your radio, you get top 40 and Christian radio. That’s pretty much it. Most people don’t have satellite radio or cable TV. So if they are listening to radio, and PBO has purchased air time, they WILL be listening to PBO!! I LOVE THIS!!

      • JojoRaze

        But I thought PBO had given up on the poor white vote. The PL and em told me so /snark. This is a great idea to contact people in rural areas that aren’t feeling the Willard.

      • Miranda

        Driving along the PA turnpike, the billboard alternated between “Repent your sins” and “Sex Toys at the next Exit”
        _________________________

        ROFLMAO…its like that in many spots in the south too. LMAO

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – –SAD ENTERTAINMENT NEWS- – —

    – – –Video- Comic Tom Davis of ‘Franken & Davis’ dies at 59- – – –

    – –HUDSON, N.Y. — A comedian writer who with Al Franken helped develop some of the most popular skits in the early years of “Saturday Night Live” has died in New York. Tom Davis was 59.

    His wife, Mimi Raleigh, says he died of throat and neck cancer Thursday at his home in the Hudson Valley, north of New York City. He was diagnosed in 2009.
    THERE IS MORE. – –

    – -RIHEP- – -Tom Davis. – -CONDOLENCES 2 – -Mr. Al Franken./family/friends/fans!- – — AMEN.

    • Admiral_Komack

      Oh, DAMN!

    • Ebogan63

      Damn, I never knew he was so sick!

  • lamh35

    Evening guys. I’m back home in DFW. Starting the 1st day of my 7 days off for this pay period. Trying to catch up on EVERYTHING I missed while I was with my mom in Cincy.

    Just wanted to tell ya’ll thanks for all the well wishes and prayers and such and let ya’ll know that my moms is doing great. She’s got a lot of rehab and some diet changes, but she’s alive and that is all that’s important.

    • rikyrah

      this is wonderful news, lamh.

      so happy for you and your family

    • GreenLadyHere

      Dear lamh35 –^^^BIG – -sigh of relief – -HUG**** :>)

      – — -God IS – – – GOOD! AMEN. :>)- –

      -NOW – -ALL of U – –get some REST. :>) – —

      BLESS U. – — -CONTINUED PRAYERS – -4 ALL. :>)

    • Admiral_Komack

      Very good.
      I’m glad she’s OK.

    • TyrenM

      Glad things are looking up. Take your time catching up.

    • MsKitty

      That’s wonderful news. Praying for your mom’s complete recovery and good health.

  • lamh35

    My last post of the night. Good night guys!

    Obama in FL: “Most kisses I’ve gotten at any campaign event”

  • GreenLadyHere

    - – -G’NIGHT POU FAM. ♥, WISHING U BLESSED SWEET DREAMS,♥- –♥

    – — UNTIL THE MORNTING LIGHT.♥ :>)- – —

  • Alma98

    OMG! our internet & cable tv has been out for 12hrs, I was feening for real. I told time warner they are going to credit us for this. AHHH!

  • JimmieFromDayton

    I’m curious as to what’s CBS explianation for the editing that’s been done to the video to make it more difficult to understand what she said