September 30, 2014

Thursday Evening Thread: President Obama’s Press Conference (Video)

President Obama addresses the media aided GOP hysteria and lies regarding the Affordable Care Act.

The following is the transcript of President Barack Obama’s announcement Thursday on making changes to health-insurance rules and other remarks from his press conference, as provided by Federal News Service.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Good morning, everybody — or good afternoon. Today I want to update the American people on our efforts to implement and improve the Affordable Care Act. And I’ll take a couple of your questions.

But before I do, I just want to say a few words about the tragedy that’s unfolded in Philippines. Over the past few days, I think all of us have been shaken by the images of the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan. It’s a heartbreaking reminder of how fragile life is. And among the dead are several Americans. So our prayers are will the Filipino people and with Filipino-Americans across our country who are anxious about their family and friends back home.

You know, one of our core principles is when friends are in trouble, America helps. As I told President Aquino earlier this week, the United States will continue to offer whatever assistance we can. Our military personnel and USAID team do this better than anybody in the world. And they’ve been already on the ground working tirelessly to deliver food, water, medicine, shelter and to help with airlift.

Today, the aircraft carrier U.S.S. George Washington and other ships arrived to help with search and rescue, as well as supplies, medical care and logistical support.

And more help is on the way. America’s strength, of course has always been more than just about what our government can do; it’s also about what our citizens can do. It’s about the bigheartedness of the American people when they see other folks in trouble.

So today, I would encourage everybody who wants to help to visit WhiteHouse.gov/typhoon. That’s WhiteHouse.gov/typhoon, and that’ll offer you links to organizations that are working on the ground in ways that you can support their efforts. Our friends in the Philippines will face a long, hard road ahead, but they’ll continue to have a friend and partner in the United States of America.

Switching gears, it has now been six weeks since the Affordable Care Act’s new marketplaces opened for business. I think it’s fair to say that the rollout has been rough so far, and I think everybody understands that I’m not happy about the fact that the rollout has been, you know, wrought with a whole range of problems that I’ve been deeply concerned about.

But today, I want to talk about what we know after these first few weeks and what we’re doing to implement and improve the law. Yesterday, the White House announced that in the first month, more than a hundred thousand Americans successfully enrolled in new insurance plans. Is that as high a number as we’d like? Absolutely not. But it does mean that people want affordable health care.

The problems of the website have prevented too many Americans from completing the enrollment process, and that’s on us, not on them. But there’s no question that there’s real demand for quality, affordable health insurance. In the first month, nearly a million people successfully completed an application for themselves or their families.

Those applications represent more than 1.5 million people. Of those 1.5 million people, 106,000 of them have successfully signed up to get covered.

Another 396,000 have the ability to gain access to Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. That’s been less reported on, but it shouldn’t be. You know, Americans who are having a difficult time, who are poor, many of them working, may have a disability, they’re Americans like everybody else. And the fact that they are now able to get insurance is going to be critically important. Later today I’ll be in Ohio, where Governor Kasich, a Republican, has expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and as many as 275,000 Ohioans will ultimately be better off because of it. And if every governor followed suit, another 5.4 million Americans could gain access to health care next year.

So bottom line is in just one month, despite all the problems that we’ve seen with the website, more than 500,000 Americans could know the security of health care by January 1st, many of them for the first time in their lives. And that’s life-changing, and it’s significant.

That still leaves about 1 million Americans who successfully made it through the website and now qualify to buy insurance but haven’t picked a plan yet. And there’s no question that if the website were working as it’s supposed to, that number would be much higher of people who’ve actually enrolled.

So that’s problem number one, making sure that the website works the way it’s supposed to. It’s gotten a lot better over the last few weeks than it was on the first day, but we’re working 24/7 to get it working for the vast majority of Americans in a smooth, consistent way.

The other problem that has received a lot of attention concerns Americans who’ve received letters from their insurers that they may be losing the plans they bought in the old individual market, often because they no longer meet the law’s requirements to cover basic benefits like prescription drugs or doctor’s visits.

Now, as I indicated earlier, I completely get how upsetting this can be for a lot of Americans, particularly after assurances they heard from me that if they had a plan that they liked they could keep it. And to those Americans, I hear you loud and clear. I said that I would do everything we can to fix this problem. And today I’m offering an idea that will help do it.

Already people who have plans that pre-date the Affordable Care Act can keep those plans if they haven’t changed. That was already in the law. That’s what’s called a grandfather clause that was included in the law. Today we’re going to extend that principle both to people whose plans have changed since the law too effect and to people who bought plans since the law took effect.

So state insurance commissioners still have the power to decide what plans can and can’t be sold in their states, but the bottom line is insurers can extend current plans that would otherwise be cancelled into 2014. And Americans whose plans have been cancelled can choose to re-enroll in the same kind of plan.

We’re also requiring insurers to extend current plans to inform their customers about two things: One, that protections — what protections these renewed plans don’t include. Number two, that the marketplace offers new options with better coverage and tax credits that might help you bring down the cost.

So if your received one of these letters I’d encourage you to take a look at the marketplace. Even if the website isn’t working as smoothly as it should be for everybody yet, the plan comparison tool that lets you browse cost for new plans near you is working just fine.

Now, this fix won’t solve every problem for every person, but it’s going to help a lot of people. Doing more will require work with Congress. And I’ve said from the beginning that I’m willing to work with Democrats and Republicans to fix problems as they arise. This is an example of what I was talking about. We can always make this law work better.

It is important to understand, though, that the old individual market was not working well. And it’s important that we don’t pretend that somehow that’s a place worth going back to. Too often it works fine as long as you stay healthy. It doesn’t work well when you’re sick. So year after year, Americans were routinely exposed to financial ruin or denied coverage due to minor pre-existing conditions or dropped from coverage altogether even if they’ve paid their premiums on time. That’s one of the reasons we pursued this reform in the first place.

And that’s why I will not accept proposals that are just another brazen attempt to undermine or repeal the overall law and drag us back into a broken system. We will continue to make the case, even to folks who choose to keep their own plans, that they should shop around in the new marketplace because there’s a good chance that they’ll be able to buy better insurance at lower cost.

So we’re going to do everything we can to help the Americans who’ve received these cancelation notices. But I also want everybody to remember that there are still 40 million Americans who don’t have health insurance at all. I’m not going to walk away from 40 million people who have the chance to get health insurance for the first time, and I’m not going to walk away from something that has helped the cost of health care grow at its slowest rate in 50 years.

So we’re at the opening weeks of the project to build a better health care system for everybody, a system that will offer real financial security and peace of mind to millions of Americans.

It is a complex process. There are all kinds of challenges. I’m sure there will be additional challenges that come up. And it’s important that we’re honest and straightforward in terms — when we come up with a problem with these reforms and these laws, that we address them.

But we’ve got to move forward on this. It took a hundred years for us to even get to the point where we could start talking about and implementing a law to make sure everybody got health insurance. And my pledge to the American people is, is that we’re going to solve the problems that are there, we’re going to get it right, and the Affordable Care Act is going to work for the American people.

So with that, I’m going to take your questions, and I’m going to start with Julie Pace of AP.

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  • creolechild

    Chaplain opens tattoo removal clinic to help ex-convicts get jobs

    When Wayne Heintze met a former gang member who was concerned about getting a job because of his tattoos, he got an idea. Heintze, chaplain for the Harris County Sheriff’s Department in Houston, decided to become trained in how to remove tattoos; clearly not a typical skill sought by a man of the cloth.

    Earlier this year the chaplain and his wife, Francine, bought a
    laser and opened a small clinic; and they’ve been stripping ink from
    skin ever since. Tattoo removal – along with drug and job counseling – is now part of the local jail program focused on reentry into society.[...] Heintze’s clinic offers a substantial discount to newly released offenders in exchange for community service. And while they’re not breaking a profit yet, it’s the act of positively impacting lives that fuels them.[....]

    Read more: http://www.mnn.com/money/sustainable-business-practices/stories/chaplain-opens-tattoo-removal-clinic-to-help-ex#

    H/T Melissa Breyer

    • Aquagranny911

      When I was doing D&A counseling in Colorado, our then Gov set up a free program for former gang members to get laser tattoo removal. It was very successful. I had a couple of clients that got their tats removed through this program.

    • qosine

      No cable TV circuit; just changing lives.
      “Tattoo removal – along with drug and job counseling”

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY creolechild. ***BIG HUG*** :>)
      Good information. There was a Tatoo Removal facility in a town near the school district where I worked.
      We mad this information available 2 students.

      SUCCESSFUL MAYOR of a small town. :>)

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      Good 2 C U creolechild. :>)

  • Miranda

    Noted.

    Zandar ‏@ZandarVTS2m
    Note the distinct lack of “Republicans shouldn’t spike the ball” stories this week.

    • gn

      The remarks upthread about media sabotage are 100% correct.

  • Miranda

    WHAT?!?!?!? No this bitch DID. NOT.
    ————————————

    The Fashion Bomb News Breakdown: Lucky‘s Eva Chen Adresses Kerry Washington Cover Blunder

    So, the consensus on Kerry Washington‘s Lucky magazine cover is that it’s kind of a hot mess. The Scandal actress’s beauty was completely eclipsed due to questionable styling, frosty makeup, and a zealous use of Photoshop. It sounds like editor-in-chief Eva Chen has been paying attention to public outcry, offering an explanation for the offending snap, which she published to her Instagram feed.

    She wrote, “Listen, we really tried so hard on that. We did the best we could with the subject. I got the best hair and make up people on it. One of the best photographers in the business. Hey listen, we can only do but so much. We’re not miracle workers.”

    http://fashionbombdaily.com/2013/11/14/fashion-bomb-news-breakdown-34/

    • Alma98

      This bitch just called Kerry ugly!
      And who were these so called best makeup people?
      Also has she took a good look at herself lately, yeah I said it.

      • itgurl_29

        She sure did call her ugly. SMH. Hating ass bitch!

      • qosine

        “We’re not miracle workers”? WTF?
        Weeelll, I see that with you, but Kerry Washington?

      • Alma98

        I amended my comment, because Sepia said the story is fake. Apologies to Ms. Chen for calling her a bitch.

    • jds09

      That’s a jacked up photo.

      • Alma98

        I believe it was done on purpose, I really do. It doesn’t even look like Kerry.

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

      Hold y’alls fire! Eva Chen did NOT make that comment.

      I saw the fake comment on LSA last night. It was posted by a troll. Also, it’s not on Chen’s Instagram account as Fashion Bomb claims. They really need to retract that statement ASAP.

      • Alma98

        Thanks Sepia I’ll amend my comment.

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

          No prob. When I first saw the comment, I was like, “WTF! No this bitch didn’t!”. Then I did a search and couldn’t find a source, and then other folks said the person who posted the comment was a troll.

          However, she (and Anna Wintour) still deserve to get dragged for that cover, though. What were they thinking!

          • Alma98

            The cover is terrible, I still believe the bad makeup was done on purpose though. Kerry looks weird it doesn’t look like her at all.

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

            Oh, I believe they purposely made her look bad, too. The fashion industry is shady and racist as hell.

      • Miranda

        Whew!! Thank for clearing that up Sepia! I thought it was definitely a “hold my purse” moment!

    • AxelFoley

      Ok, I’ma retract my statement.

  • Miranda

    Wisdom Rocks ‏@GetWisdomDude20h
    When your entire Family is a beautiful reflection of People the world over, then yeah, you Are American! pic.twitter.com/dSaDwmRQmN
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BDedWUICEAE9Xdz.jpg:large

  • MsKitty

    Based on my twitter timeline I was spot on comparing Ed Schultz to a broken clock. Today’s phrase du jour is Obama Caved.

    • Miranda

      hell….it wasn’t even 24 hours was it?

    • aleth

      Caved to what?

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

      I saw his comment and immediately thought about what you said.

      All We Got Is Us.

  • creolechild

    Rate Shock Probably Affects Less Than 1 Percent of the Country

    How many people are subject to rate shock in the individual insurance market thanks to Obamacare? That’s a surprisingly hard figure to get a handle on. But here’s a rough cut:

    *There are about 15 million people who currently get individual coverage.

    *Of that, only about 5 million stay in the individual market for more than a year. The rest have individual coverage for only a few months and are minimally impacted by policy cancellations.
    *At a guess, maybe a third of these long-term buyers will end up
    with higher rates for comparable policies once they’ve shopped the
    exchange and applied their subsidies.

    So that’s a grand total of perhaps 1-2 million people. It’s a lot. At the same time, it’s less than 1 percent of the population of the country. I don’t want to minimize the pain that higher rates are causing this 1 percent, but at the same time, we shouldn’t be overreacting either.
    Given the kludgy nature of our current health care system and
    the realities of American politics, it would be hard to design any kind of large-scale health care reform that did much better.

    Source: http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/11/rate-shock-probably-affects-less-1-percent-country

    H/T Kevin Drum

  • Alma98
  • lamh36

    #TBT People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 1991! RIP Patrick Swayze!

  • creolechild

    Our Integral President

    [....] I have never witnessed anything like this in public political life. I’ve seen officials apologize publicly before; I have never seen a major leader enter what I’ll call the “zone of apology” (that mental and conversational space where apology is present, looked at, reviewed, analyzed and engaged) and remain there so gracefully and with such powerful presence.[....]

    *He doesn’t flinch. This is not a short, scripted apology with a
    quick return to policy prescription or political attack. Obama enters an apology space, and makes no effort to get out quickly.

    *When a questioner asked about Iran, he answered clearly and well, and with the next question moved right back into the apology/ “I screwed up” space.

    *He makes no effort to spread the blame. He’s the Team Captain. He
    fumbled the ball. He knows the American people expect him to pick the ball up and run, as hard as he can, in continuing the game. And he does what he can to take on blame that he feels will be directed unfairly at Democratic legislators. “I’m at fault. Blame me. Not my teammates.”

    *He does not attack his accusers or say the critiques are unfair.
    There are a few, a very few, criticisms of Republicans, but not as
    offset or compensation for his errors.

    *He is completely apologetic and completely unbowed, unbroken,
    undefeated. This will confound and anger critics. Some will say he
    hasn’t really apologized. Others will claim he doesn’t get the magnitude of the disaster. Others will say he is out of touch with reality. They cannot get that the integral leader suffers many defeats, but is never defeated. One measure of the integral leader is a lack of attachment to ego-based success measures. You know the world cannot define you; your value is given; and your deep commitment is to the game and its players, not to your personal success.

    A remarkable moment. One we will remember and use it to judge future leaders, and their responses to difficult moments. We are blessed, indeed!

    Read more: http://jimstuartnewblog.blogspot.com/2013/11/our-integral-president.html

    H/T Jim Stuart

    • qosine

      Perfect observation about President Obama.

    • rikyrah

      this is on the money

  • aleth

    Is there any liberal journalist on tv or print? Anyways I never did like Ezra from his sources say White House…

  • lamh36

    “@BlackCanseco: This a real pattern, tho. Black person killed by non-Black and they do a toxicology on them. Must be their fault they got killed.”

    “@BlackCanseco: Toxicology reports in these cases are about criminalizing Blackfolk even in death.”

    “@JamilSmith: Unsure how this matters in the homicide investigation, unless Renisha McBride being drunk meant she deserved to die:

    Renisha McBride Update: Teen had .22 blood alcohol content when she was shot to death by Mich. homeowner

    • Alma98

      What does this have to do with her being shot in the fucking face! I knew they were going to do this, every time the victim is black they smear them.

      • Miranda

        It is always our fault when we are the victims.

        • Alma98

          THIS!

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

          PREACH!

      • gn

        Absolutely zero. This is nothing but smearing the victim. Every rapist on the planet points to a victim drinking as an excuse for their violence. This is disgusting to the highest power.

    • AxelFoley

      SMH at this shit.

  • GreenLadyHere

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    DING- — DING! – — DING! — -Annnd the WINNER IS. . .Woo! Hoo!

    Haven’t THEY HEARD? – –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzAkMvK1Ljw

    –NO! — -NONE! — – -NADA!! – –

    THANK U MR. PRESIDENT. – –BLESS U♥
    P.S. I O some REPLIES. Will post when I LAND. ***HUGS*** ♥ :>)

  • creolechild

    Scott Walker to delay moving residents from Medicaid to federal health exchange

    Responding to the troubled rollout of Obamacare, Gov. Scott Walker
    said Thursday he would delay for three months his plan to move more than 70,000 state residents out of state health coverage and into an online federal insurance market.[....]

    Read more: http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walker-to-announce-health-care-changes-in-light-of-obamacare-woes-b99142512z1-231912721.html

    H/T Jason Stein

    • qosine

      Great job Tammy Baldwin!

    • Alma98

      Bullshit! He’s doing because he’s looking to be reelected.
      He put thousands of people off Medicaid and Badgercare.
      Last month alone he put 92,000 folks off Medicaid he ain’t fooling nobody. He’s also privatizing mental health facilities, the Milwaukee Mental Health facilities are closing down and directing patients to private facilities. He’s a lying sack of shit!
      Can you tell how much I hate this fucker.

      • qosine

        Do you think he’ll be run out next election, Alma?
        Privatization of schools, mental health facilities,
        dropping people off of Medicaid/Badger care —
        this can be reversed with a Dem?

        • Alma98

          I don’t know qosine we have some very racist ignorant folks here. Also people vote against their own interest on the regular.

          • creolechild

            Well, if THIS doesn’t wake them up nothing will…

            Assembly set to take up voting bills in marathon session

            Thousands of people would have to find a new time to vote ahead of major elections, under a bill the state Assembly will take up Thursday in a marathon session dealing with a host of issues.

            Also on the docket are bills intended to reinstate Wisconsin’s voter ID law, limit the ability of the public to recall elected officials,
            create anti-abortion license plates and bar people from entering parts of a proposed mine site in the North Woods.[....]

            Read more: http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/marathon-assembly-session-thursday-to-take-up-voting-bills-b99141961z1-231802441.html

            H/T Patrick Marley

          • Alma98

            Just look at the comments creolechild.

          • creolechild

            Alma…I can’t, or rather I won’t, because I already have an idea of what it’s going to be.

          • Alma98

            LOL… There is some good news concerning that article creolechild. It was posted a day ago and only has 209 comments. It used to be when articles about Walker were posted there would be upwards of 1400 comments defending him. Now as you can see it has dropped tremendously so maybe they are learning.

          • qosine

            The user “taxtherich1″ is punching out
            the GOP water carriers pretty good over
            there.
            1. “Show proof of this lie, knows. We’ll await patiently.”
            2. “Show where early voting is a “problem” in-need of this as a “solution”. We’ll wait…”
            3. “Because of split in Congress, differences in re-districting between parties was always transparent, and included a third party in the negotiations.” — seems knowledgeable, too
            http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/marathon-assembly-session-thursday-to-take-up-voting-bills-b99141961z1-231802441.html?page=1#!page=4&pageSize=10&sort=newestfirst

          • Alma98

            Yeah some people are good at making the teabaggers look like the idiots they are lol.

          • qosine

            Love them. I get good lines from folks like
            taxtherich1 to use around here. lol

          • Alma98

            LOL

  • edp4bho

    Hello POU. Well damn, I just got done looking at PBO and his Beast, knowing he is only 5 minutes away from me. Can you all say “disappointed”? I haven’t seen his motorcade since right before the ’08 election, missed it at the last inaugural- I was held up in security. I have seen him twice, but that procession is so damn sexy !!

    • qosine

      “. . . that procession is so damn sexy !!”
      Yes it is!

  • aleth

    When will we move on from health care to jobs and immigration or is it health care till 2014 election?

    • edp4bho

      Oh, of course it will be hc as long as they can milk it. The news here (Philly) showing PBO’s arrival harped on that almost exclusively- his party is concerned, yada yada yada. But, so far, the fundraising goal for tonight has been met- one million bucks!

      • qosine

        One million $! Take that media.

        • edp4bho

          Yep, tickets 10, 000 to 32,000 per. I’m going to calm down now and go make me some fish tacos…LOL!

    • gn

      It’s anti-PBO until at least 2020 if not beyond. They’ll jump from thing to thing accordingly.

  • creolechild

    Cleaning for a Reason: Maid services donate time to help cancer patients

    Dealing with a cancer diagnosis is difficult enough without worrying about keeping your house clean. That’s why Cleaning for a Reason, a nonprofit organization founded by the owner of a maid service, offers free cleaning to women fighting this battle. The Cleaning for a Reason Foundation has partnered with more than 1,000 maid services across the United States and Canada to clean the homes of women 13,000 women.[...]

    Any woman who has cancer can apply for the services. Once matched with a participating company in her area, she’ll receive a free house cleaning once a month for four months. Since its founding in 2006, the value of the services donated by the organization totals more than $3.6 million.

    Read more: http://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/sponsorvideo/cleaning-for-a-reason-maid-services-donate-time-to-help-cancer?isn=zep&isc=slideshow

    H/T Mother Nature Network

    • qosine

      I wish this model was tied into Obamacare somehow.
      This is a wonderful model – so caring in a practical way.
      Thanks again, creolechild.

      • creolechild

        You’re welcome, qosine.

    • Aquagranny911

      Delete

  • lamh36

    Hmm, remember when the toxicology reports on that Australian runner who got shot by those kids came out, wasn’t it a shame what drugs that runner had in his system…oh wait they didn’t release toxicology reports on the VICTIM of the crime??? Hmm wonder what makes that victim so different than Renisha McBride

    • malletgirl02

      This is the Martin case all over again.

  • creolechild

    A few thoughts on Democrats

    [....] In the lead up to today’s press conference, we were treated to a parade of nervous Democrats, buffeted by the negative coverage, turning against the party’s greatest achievement in social welfare since the birth of Medicare. The website’s problems had Democrats opining that the individual mandate should be delayed for a year. And the “broken promise” had Democrats in both the House and Senate rushing to administer a cure which would put the PPACA on life support. We were treated to the image of, once again, President Obama standing alone, and having to fight a hostile press, a rabid GOP, and the usual feckless Democrats.[....]

    This has to stop. If Democrats can’t loudly and proudly defend the
    greatest expansion of the social safety net in 50 years, and run on it
    and win, then the party deserves power as much as does the GOP. Once Obamacare lumbers into its full gallop, it has the promise of cementing a Democratic dominance for a generation. But that will only happen if Democrats stand firm with the President, and don’t cower in fear with every minor setback. Politics are not for the faint of heart. Republicans embody this truism; too many Democrats seem afraid of bumps in the night, like little children.

    This isn’t an essay telling Democrats to never darken my doorway. But this is an essay to put them on notice. Run away from Obamacare at your own political peril. Run with it, and we may yet pull the fat out of the fire.

    Read more: http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2013/11/a-few-thoughts-on-democrats.html

    H/T Spandan C

  • Miranda

    I thought this was a joke on twitter or something from a year ago…Lawd…THESE FUCKING IDIOTS!

    House Republicans to try to impeach U.S. Attorney General Holder
    22 hours ago

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the House of Representatives plan to introduce articles of impeachment against Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday, in the hopes of removing a cabinet member they say has lied to Congress as well as failed to uphold federal law.

    “This was not a decision that I made lightly. Since the House voted in 2012 to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, the pattern of disregard for the rule of law and refusal to be forthright has only continued,” Texas Representative Pete Olson, who drafted the articles, said in a statement provided to Reuters on Wednesday.

    more here: http://news.yahoo.com/house-republicans-try-impeach-u-attorney-general-holder-014011302.html

    • Alma98

      I saw this last week. A lot of the shit they’re trying to impeach him for is programs that GWB enacted with their help.

    • jds09

      I hope Holder wears their hatred like a badge of honor.

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

      AG Holder got this 2520s going crazy!

      • isonprize

        Losin’ they damned minds!!!

      • edp4bho

        Might I say that “educated black men” got these 2520s going crazy? Ya know, something about their worse nightmare and all?

    • isonprize

      Miranda, answer from last thread…Listen at 4:13…

      The last P…well…that’s not that simple
      It’s sorta like another way to call a cat a kitten

    • malletgirl02

      They are just mad that he is making the justice system more fair for black people.

    • aleth

      Bring it..next

  • creolechild

    Philadelphia demolition contractors cited by US Labor Department’s OSHA for willful and serious safety violation following fatal June building collapse

    [....] Campbell Construction was demolishing the four-story building known as the “Hoagie City” building adjacent to the Salvation Army Thrift Store, located at the 2100 block of Market Street in Philadelphia. S&R Contracting was operating the building’s interior walls and floors.[...]

    OSHA proposed penalties of $313,000 for Campbell Construction and $84,000 for S&R Contracting. Both companies have 15 business days from receipt of the citations to comply, request an informal conference with the OSHA area director in Philadelphia, or contest the citations and proposed penalties before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

    Read more: http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/osha/OSHA20132165.htm

    H/T Leni Fortson or Joanna Hawkins

  • Aquagranny911

    Disqus is on me again. I’m done.

    • qosine

      I switched from Firefox, then Chrome, and now to IE.
      Much better results lately on IE.

    • Alma98

      Don’t go AG! You have to fight the power! LOL

    • crazycanuck

      yeah don’t be a wimp like the Democrats lol

      *****running*****

      • Alma98

        CC I just saw the reporters reaction to Rob Ford’s pussy comment, hysterical. hahahahahaha!

        • crazycanuck

          LOL, he’s such an embarrassment.

          Wait did we make it on the news there?

          • Alma98

            I watched a link to the video on you tube. You should read the comments.lol

          • crazycanuck

            Uh huh, white privilege.

          • Alma98

            Yep

          • malletgirl02

            Rob Ford: This is your brain on white privilege.

          • AxelFoley

            Whoa, this shit is real? I don’t know if I’m more shocked that he said “pussy” to the reporters or that he denied saying he wanted to eat this chick out.

            No dude would deny wanting to eat the cooch.

            *runs away*

          • Alma98

            Throws my shoe at Axel lol.

          • GreenLadyHere

            http://mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Black-Man-Stark-Trek-Facepalm-Gif.gif —ADMIRAL – – – –***BIG HUG*** :>)

            PLEASE —-Follow the YELLOW BRICK ROAD- –http://carticulatemaps.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/tube_map-604×302.gif

            2 the “BAD LOUNGE. LOL — –

            Still – – -Good 2 C U AxelFoley. :>)

          • Miranda

            *joins Alma in throwing shoe at Axel*

          • TyrenM

            They set this one up for you on a platter. I came back just for your…thoughts on the matter.

          • AxelFoley

            *terrorist fist jabs*

          • crazycanuck

            There really truly is no hope for you, is there Axel? lol

          • AxelFoley

            LOL, it’s just too easy a mark to pass up.

            I was over at Balloon Juice, and someone said they now know why his wife stays with him. LOL

          • TyrenM

            I tried to tell him: leave them heauxes alone. He don’t here me tho.

  • rikyrah

    my thoughts about the HBCU whining about having to ‘ ditch’ their healthcare plan:

    First of all the healthcare plan was a fucking scam. An automatic fee that they got from students and didn’t pay out anything. It was a JUNK INSURANCE PLAN, which OBAMACARE made them get rid of.

    Second of all, their evil asses should be putting out a statement on how they’re gonna have clinics to make sure that all of their students would be enrolled in Obamacare, by however means it’s possible. Maryland has a great exchange, and their Governor accepted Medicaid expansion monies. IF THEY MEANT RIGHT, they would be doing this…but, no, they’re mad that the President took away this money scheme.

    • gn

      Or somebody got paid to put that statement on Bowie state’s site.

  • rikyrah

    igorvolsky @igorvolsky Follow

    Senate Democrats looking for an Obmacare “fix”:

    Landrieu
    Manchin
    Merkley
    Donnelly
    Hagan
    Begich
    Feinstein
    Pryor
    Udall

    2:50 PM – 14 Nov 2013

  • malletgirl02

    The are a lot of people in the media and on the left who like to complain about the lack of big ideas. What we see now with all the complaints about the roll out of ACA is that they can only blame themselves for the lack of big ideas in politics. All the carping on ACA will close people with big ideas to think that it is safer to keep the Status quo going on?

    • gn

      IMO that’s why there’s such a massive ACA troll; even if they can’t stop ObamaCare, they can discourage others from making big changes in the future. This aint slick, and I think you nailed it.

    • qosine

      Exactly, malletgirl02.

  • malletgirl02

    Did anyone else see a perfectly good opinion on inequality ruined by a swipe at ACA?

    “Bronze, silver, gold, platinum: a vocabulary once associated with jewelry or Olympic medals is now attached to your Hertz status, your Delta
    level, your Obamacare plan, establishing how far forward or back in the
    pack you belong, herding you into categories that sound suspiciously
    like evaluations of worth. This is how precious you are.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/12/opinion/bruni-the-extra-legroom-society.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=0

    • Miranda

      I don’t know where he’s been…at what point in this lifetime have privileges not cost more? There has never been, in the history of insurance – a one plan, one cost model. Not in health insurance, life insurance, car insurance, crop insurance…any kind. There have always been tiers. Why is he acting brand new?

      • malletgirl02

        The comments are hillarous, many talking about the “good old days” where there was supposedly no class stratification. I guess they forgot about a little thing called Jim Crow.

        • Miranda

          Thank you! and black folks still till this DAY pay more for LESS because of institutional racism!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –THIS sounds – -VERY PROMISING: – —

    – –Leading Organizations Develop a National Action Plan to Combat Health Disparities
    “The State of African American Health: The National Action Plan Report” is being released today. The report of the 2013 African American Health Summit is a comprehensive analysis of health disparities and provides a road map for effectively addressing these disparities.

    The Summit was held March 2013 and convened leading organizations from healthcare, government, private corporations, and patient advocacy groups, faith-based and civic organizations to address the critical health care needs of the African Americans. This diverse coalition of organizations served as the architects of the most comprehensive strategic health agenda available dealing with African American healthcare and specifically health disparities. A comprehensive analysis of the state of African American Health and the impact of the Affordable Care Act was considered. This report addresses health disparities and includes a five-year action plan to improve access to health care for African Americans, barriers to care and stigma, among other issues. The ultimate goal of the National Action Plan is to decrease disparities in morbidity and mortality among African Americans.

    The National Medical Association (NMA), the nation’s oldest and largest association of African American physicians and a leading voice in addressing health disparities, served as the host organization for the 2013 Summit and partnered with other organizations in the development of the National Action Plan.

    Among other actions, the action agenda calls for: -
    THERE IS MORE —-
    – -***quizzical look*** – – -Has THIS information been SHARED with MR. PRESIDENT?? —Hmmm. . .

  • malletgirl02

    Did anyone else see the media comparing Obama and ACA to Bush and Katrina? I so it in the Washington Post. This pisses me off, because people died as a result of Katrina. It is like the media considers black people’s lives worthless.

    • Alma98

      They want a scandal so bad that they are comparing ACA to all kinds of things. I’ve never seen a media so full of hate in my life.

    • TresL

      What’s so interesting about these ridiculous apple and orange comparisons is that it further reveals how dishonest these folks are because it’s only now that they acknowledge Bush’s fuck-ups as they try to link them to PBO. If you check what they were reporting then, it was all spin all the time or feeble attempts to divert blame to someone else.

  • AxelFoley

    Oh, snap, lamh. Dirty Dancing is coming on tonight at 8:30 on ABC Family. ;)

    • isonprize

      Hey Axel, Did you see my Marvin Gaye question for you?

      • AxelFoley

        Nah, I missed it. What was it?

        • isonprize

          I figured that you would know the original title of Marvin Gaye’s “Sanctified Lady”

          • AxelFoley

            Aw, hell. Me and one of my co-workers was talking about this a few months ago, and I forgot what it was. Let me see if I can look it up.

          • AxelFoley

            Heheheheheheheh, just found it:

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctified_Lady

            I won’t forget it now.

          • Alma98

            OMG! hahahahahaha! Whoever that woman was she was putting it on Marvin something fierce! LOL

          • TyrenM

            Why you gotta put that out there the same day Rob talking bout what and who he’s eating?

    • lamh36

      Tonight was bowling night, but I’m sure I woulda migrated over to ABC Family to see the fav bits. I have it on BluRay and I still watch it if I’m channel surfing.

      thx for the heads up

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – —IN the CONTINUIN’ SAGA – –

    – -AP Source: Incognito Files Grievance vs Dolphins

    – — -Richie Incognito filed a grievance Thursday against the Miami Dolphins over his suspension.

    A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the guard filed the grievance over his suspension for conduct detrimental to the team. The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the grievance has not officially been announced.

    Incognito was suspended by the team Nov. 3 for misconduct related to the treatment of teammate Jonathan Martin, who abruptly left the Dolphins late last month to receive help for emotional issues.

    The NFL is investigating whether Incognito harassed or bullied Martin. Incognito has said the conduct was all part of the normal locker room environment.
    THERE IS MORE – — – — — -WATCHIN’. . . .

  • malletgirl02

    Part of me wants Obama to say, “go ahead and keep your crappy insurance, just don’t come crying to me when you find it doesn’t really cover anything when you need it.”

    • Alma98

      Same here malletgirl, let them go deep into debt trying to pay off huge medical bills, dumbasses.

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

    Jeter’s New Position: From Shortstop to Book Publisher
    By JULIE BOSMAN

    Derek Jeter, nearing the final act of a storied athletic career, is ready to talk about his life after baseball. He wants to be a book publisher.

    On Thursday, Jeter, the Yankees’ shortstop and captain, announced that he would start a publishing imprint, Jeter Publishing, a partnership with Simon & Schuster. Saying he had thought a lot about his future while recovering from injuries last season, he portrayed the move as a way to explore a project that combines his interests in business and content in books, film and TV.

    “I think this sort of sets the blueprint for postcareer,” Jeter said, fresh off a plane from Tampa, Fla., and wearing a loose black blazer and jeans during an interview at his agent’s Midtown office on Wednesday afternoon. “This is a great way to start.”

    The publishing imprint will include nonfiction books for adults, like
    biographies and titles on business and lifestyle; children’s picture books; middle-grade fiction; and books for children who are learning to read. Jeter suggested that the book enterprise might lead to other ways of presenting content, like films or television.

    Jeter Publishing’s first books are expected to be released in 2014. The endeavor provides a partial answer to fans who have wondered about Jeter’s plans after baseball.

    MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/15/sports/baseball/next-chapter-in-jeters-career-book-publishing.html

    • Miranda

      Well this is a different way to go. Good for him.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — DANG!!! – – –HERE –DEY –GO. [As was mentioned this morning.]
    – — -☺COMMENT: – – -Shea-Lawrence A Evans Commenter · Dobbins/ Randolph AVTS

    What was in her system, far more devastating than alcohol, was the ” fragments of Bone, brain and Blood tissue ” destroyed by the weapon of destruction by the ” White Supremacist ” hiding behind a barrier, she didn’t break through his door, she had no weapon, he knew that, saw her through a window or something, point blank range. Murder in the first degree. Eye for an eye, he should be dispatched by any means necessary.

    – –☺Derek Henderson
    Great!
    Now it’s time for people to start being disingenuous again. They are going to start justifying this murder, and creating the narrative that she somehow deserved it. And watch also her killer become an American hero, and get away with this.
    - – –
    – – –ARTICLE: – -http://thegrio.com/2013/11/14/report-renisha-mcbride-had-alcohol-in-her-system/

    – –☺The family should ask 4 another “opinion/autopsy”. I know that this costs money. BUT – – -I wouldn’t trust the city coroners. —LOOK what the POLICE were like.!!!
    — -☺ Wonder iff the MURDERER had alcohol in his system such that he MIS-READ the INTENTIONS of a BLAH young lady who was UNARMED annnd possibly bleeding from being in a car accident. – –
    – – ☺We have YET 2 hear iff ANY WORDS were EXCHANGED –B4 the MURDERER KILLED — this –INNOCENT –UNARMED — -NON-CONFRONTATIONAL –DISTRAUGHT – -BLAH young lady.

    Somewhere their is — -TRUTH. BUT it has YET 2 B TOLD. – –
    Annnd they KEEP –HIDING – – -HIS NAME. hmmm. . .

    – – -JUSTICE 4 Miss RENISHA. AMEN

  • aleth

    Where did Obama touch chuck Todd and Ezra Klein? Can media matters focus on nbc reporting?.. I don’t know how the White House neutralizes these insecure white males in the press

    • gn

      Blast from the past; Chuckles on the 2012 political conventions:

      @KySandy
      Chuck Todd: ‘Democrats wish they had the diversity’ of GOP http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/30/chuck-todd-democrats-wish-they-had-the-diversity-of-republicans/#.UD-vnmsCpPY.twitter

      These guys are shills IMO.

      • aleth

        It’s not going to get better. They are poisoning the well repetitively. It 2010 redux. It makes me so sad, I was confident about 2014. Well the GOP and media have solidified white opposition to ACA and rehabbing GOP.

        • crazycanuck

          but isn’t this what they did in 2008 and again in 2012, but the President won both times.

          • Miranda

            Its easier for them when PBO isn’t on the ballot himself. The corporate media has now devoted themselves to assisting the GOP in retaking the Senate and keeping the House…they’ve made it clear. This will be the fight of our lives.

          • aleth

            Without white voters. Sorry I don’t trust them to vote their interest before color. Need ever POC to. Start sounding alarm of plan and get people to go get IDs

      • AxelFoley

        I know Chuck can’t be serious with this shit.

      • malletgirl02

        WTF? Seriously he really said that? Looking for diversity in the GOP is like looking for dirversity in a bag full of white rice.

        • AxelFoley

          LOLOLOLOLOL

        • TresL

          He was talking about among GOP governors because they have 2 or 3 Hispanics and 2 Indians while Democrats just have Deval Patrick. As usual, with Todd, when he’s not outright lying he only tells part of the story because overall that is a white party PERIOD. And they like it that way.

          • edp4bho

            The dick doesn’t mention that these same folks indentify with white. He is not a happy camper with PBO still in the WH, and I love every moment of his misery. Still, I will be glad/sad when PBO is back in the private population, so I can tune out like I used to. He will be the only pol I will follow post-presidency, if only out of sheer fascination.

      • qosine

        Yeah, back in 1963.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – -Another UPDATE: – – —

    – –Renisha McBride case: Prosecutors holding press conference on Friday

    — -Prosecutors are planning to announce whether they’ll charge a suburban Detroit homeowner in the shooting death of a 19-year-old woman on his porch.

    The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office scheduled a news conference for Friday in Detroit. Prosecutors said earlier this week that they were reviewing evidence related to the death of Renisha McBride.
    THERE IS MORE – – – – — -SAY HIS NAME!!
    WATCHIN’. . .

    – –PRAYIN’ 4 JUSTICE 4 Miss RENISHA. AMEN. – – -

  • aleth

    POU please start tweeting that this is 2010 redux aided by press and GOP.

  • Alma98

    Another thing the msm is not reporting because they’re obsessed with website glitches. Gas has been at 2.99 here for a couple of days now.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Alma – –Good on U. –

      -It’s been –RELATIVELY LOW here -@ –$3.45. :>)
      Can U imagine bein’ happy with this? LOL – -

      • Alma98

        I know GLH that’s sad ain’t it cause $3.45 is ridiculous.

        • GreenLadyHere

          LOL Alma —We even “waitin’ in lines” LOL — –
          ***smh** :>) –

          • Alma98

            LOL

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL —I KNOW -HUH? – – – -LOL

    • qosine

      All the terrorists could lay down arms, Iran dismantle its nuke
      projects, N.Korea could turn into a democracy, Palestine and Israel sign a permanent accord, gas go down to 50 cents, unemployment for ALL at 2%, with GDP growth at 8%, stocks at 30,000, renewables running 75% energy, and the media would still be talking about Benghazi, the IRS, drones, Snowden, site glitches, the Obamacare fail, and whether President Obama was black enough.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – -MISSED this: – – -:>)

    – – -Rickey Smiley Pays Bail Of 80-Year-Old Woman Jailed Over Domestic Dispute – –

    – — –An 80-year-old Fort Worth, Texas, woman was jailed several days ago on attempted murder charges, after she threatened to shoot her former husband who was allegedly threatening her, Fox 4 Dallas-Fort Worth reports. But, just this morning, radio personality Rickey Smiley paid her bond in a sign of overwhelming humanity that has become as big a story as the senior citizen’s alleged act.

    On his website, The Rickey Smiley Show, the comedian said that he became aware of the story after someone sent him a link via social media. “It moved me in a certain way,” Smiley explained. “I started digging … I wanted her released.”

    The altercation that led to Tempie Strickland‘s (pictured) arrest began Saturday night when she and her live-in ex-husband, Sterling Strickland, 73, were arguing over his staying out late at the barber shop and playing bingo. Strickland says she believed that Sterling was going to hit her at one point, making her pull out a gun and pointing it at his chest. – –[LOL. THEY in LUV. :>)]
    Watch news story here.
    “I pulled a gun but I wasn’t shooting at him,” she said. “And the
    bullet didn’t go off and I didn’t do it anymore.” She continued, “I
    wasn’t going to shoot him. I ain’t never shoot no man. I’m a Christian. I don’t do that.”

    The cops arrested her after Sterling called 911 to report his ex-wife’s actions. Though he did not want her arrested, the police cuffed her that night and charged her with attempted murder; that charge has since been downgraded to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Strickland’s bond was reduced.
    THERE IS MORE – — – —

    — – -Heck — ifff they lived in Florida – –SHE coulda gotten 20 years jail time – – – -HUH —ANGELA COREY!!?????

    – – -JUSTICE 4 Ms. MARISSA -AMEN. – -

    • Miranda

      I heard about this story earlier today…good of Rickey to step in. I remember when my great-uncle took out his antique pistol and shot at the woman that was hired to stay with him during the days..because he thought she stole from him…these elders can be hell, gotta watch them for real.

      • Alma98

        Some of these seniors are as strong as oxes.

        • TyrenM

          Yes. They…put in work.

      • GreenLadyHere

        :>) Miranda. –***BIG fist bump*** :>)

        -Betcha we all can have a “story 2 tell”. – –
        -My grandmother laughed 4-eva ’bout swangin her BEST — —READY – –“cast iron skillet” — -@ my grandpa 4 —the 1 time that he raised his voice @ her. —
        I usta B scurred of her -“cast iron skillet” — 4 a long time after that. LOL – – -

    • qosine

      “–[LOL. THEY in LUV. :>)]” . . . Hilarious!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ –Uhhh – -looks as iff her FAMILY [MOTHER annnd GRANDMOTHER] -needsta get off THEIR EGOS annnd help her!!!: – —

    8-year-old bullied because she wore weave to school

    – —-An 8-year-old girl from Georgia has been left with severe and
    possibly permanent damage to her scalp after school bullies tugged at her weave over a prolonged period of time.

    Aolani Dunbar, who is biracial, has natural afro-textured hair but
    craved long, flowing straight hair. Her maternal grandmother Dorris Bearden, who’s white, said she wanted to brush her hair like other girls at her school.

    “Her hair is short and frizzy but it’s always been her dream to her
    to have long hair like mine,” Bearden told theGrio. “She’s a girly girl
    and likes to play with and brush the hair of her dolls.”
    [THIS is the MAJOR PROBLEM!!]

    Aolani is a third-grader at Roopville Elementary School in Carroll County, a predominately white school in rural Georgia.

    To make her happy Aolani’s mother and grandmother allowed her to wear a sewn-in weave attached to her natural hair. “I spoke to several cosmetologists who said it wouldn’t be a problem as long as we helped her take care of the hair,” said Bearden. – -[Annnd THIS -- -HER MOTHER!!]

    But from the very first day Aolani’s classmates, egged on by two
    ringleaders, started to tease her and took turns pulling her hair
    extensions. Bearden called the school principal the next day and each time her granddaughter complained, she was back on the phone.

    THERE IS MORE – – – -I jus’ cain’t. . . .

    Sooo CRUEL!! – — – -PRAYIN’ 4 her♥.

    –**YELLIN’ at her mother/grandmother!!!!****

    • Miranda

      I just wanna hug this little girl and tell her how wonderful and beautiful she is. This breaks my heart.

      • rikyrah

        me too. just wanna hug her and never let her go.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Miranda – – —***BIG fist bump***—I KNOW-HUH?

        She is —BEYOND PRECIOUS♥ – – -:>)

        – –THIS COMMENT: – – -Najja AbeekuBlack
        Women say NO to WEAVES! This is a shame giving a weave to a 8 year old child.We already have a problem with low-self esteem black women wearing
        these weaves, now we start even younger destroying black females self-esteem with weaves. For the white women who plan on mating with the black man… if you are not willing to understand black hair and it’s texture or how to cornrow hair then don’t have children from black men.
        –HAH!

    • qosine

      Whose dream? Cruel
      “Her hair is short and frizzy but it’s always been her dream to her to have long hair like mine,” Bearden told theGrio. “She’s a girly girl and likes to play with and brush the hair of her dolls.”

      • GreenLadyHere

        Qosine. — -***BIG fist bump*** — –

        – -THAT grandmother annnd mother R CRUEL!! – — THEY could PREVENT MUCH of this NEGATIVE behavior. – –geesh!! – – —

        Iff THEY wanted HAIR -like THEIRS – – – – –

        -☺-Mother KNEW who 2 – -get with – – 2 get it!! – – –

        -☺-Grandmother — -needsta get – THIS: – –http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41HOZ6qHVuL._SY300_.jpg humph!!! – – -

  • rikyrah

    Scandal..
    Uh uh uh

  • Miranda

    SHONDA RHIMES! YOU AINT WORTH A DAMN! NOT ONE DAMN!! OH. MY. GAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWD!! YOU AINT SHIT!

    • rikyrah

      you know…I could ask you…..what had you go OMGawd.
      the entire last series of scenes…
      DAMN
      DAMN
      DAMN

      • Miranda

        How much mess did they pack in one damn episode?!?!? I don’t even think I exhaled for bout 30 minutes! I was sitting there stunned! WTF?!?! Quinn crazy ass trusting a muthasucking assasin, now she in B-16, The VP’s husband is gay, Mellie raped by Big Jerry, Mellie maybe PREGNANT by Big Jerry…..and #MAMAPOPELIVES…………THA HELL!!!!

        • rikyrah

          Simply put…
          When
          “Welcome to Wonderland”
          is NOT the jaw dropping moment of the episode..
          you know you’ve been writing some crazy ass shyt.

          • Miranda

            scott foley ‏@scottkfoley4m
            Thanks #Gladiators !! The next few eps are gonna make you dizzy! We love sharing this show with you! #Scandal #AskScandal

        • rikyrah

          I cannot wait for Luvvie’s recap tomorrow

  • Miranda

    OH I AM SO HERE FOR THIS!!

    Sakita Holley ‏@MissSuccess5m
    Ava Duvernay is supposed to be directing an episode of #scandal this season. Ep 7 or 8 I think.

    Sakita Holley ‏@MissSuccess4m
    It’ll be the first time a Black woman has ever been the showrunner, director and lead character of a show at the same damn time. #scandal

    • rikyrah

      Debbie Allen was on Queen Latifah’s show and let it slip that she’s gonna get to direct some episodes of Scandal too this season.

  • lamh36

    Ah…Idris Elba, I just can’t quit you, even with the new baby momma. You go and look like this…ya sexy bastard!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Ohhh lamh36 :>) — – -***BIG comforting HUG*** :>)

      – – -It must B ruff, BUT — –

      –Listen 2 her WORDS of WISDOM:

      http://i.minus.com/iYTF29J0BpTLv.gif

      — –“NOW baby — He was NOT -MR. RIGHT. —BUT –He will come into your life. — TRUST. :>)” — —

      Good 2 C U lamh36. :>) – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – — -O.K. – –THESE R the PROPOSALS – – –

    – – -4 Different Plans To ‘Fix’ Obamacare, One Chart-

    — –President Obama announced an administrative fix on Thursday that he says would allow some Americans receiving cancellation notices to keep their current plans. But the administration is late to this game. A growing number of lawmakers have already introduced bills that aim to preserve existing insurance policies. [Annnd WHERE have they gone???]

    Some of those proposals are displayed in the table below. They differ
    in length of grandfather period, whether the plans can accept new
    enrollees, cancel policies, and require issuers to inform beneficiaries
    about the benefits they’ll find in Obamacare: [AFFORDABLE CARE ACT!!!]

    THERE IS MORE – —

    – -***sips the APPROPRIATE “drank”*** – – – -:>)
    – – -WHAT MR. PRESIDENT♥ SAID”. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ —GLOATIN’ Time. . — :>) —

    It’s Time to Kill the Absurd Notion That Cutting Taxes on the Rich Grows The Economy — –

    — –It is standard procedure for large organizations to select one person to represent and speak for their organization, and it is equally true in the political world where one person speaks on behalf of the entire party. For a country, it falls on the government to speak for, and represent, the will of the people as a population, and for over thirty years Republicans have taken it upon themselves to speak for the population they claim demanded that government protect the wealthy and their corporations at the expense of the people.

    According to a twisted economic theory promoted during the Reagan administration, the key to a thriving economy was cutting government spending and giving the proceeds to the richest Americans and corporations that failed to deliver jobs or economic growth for the people. Still, for the past four-and-a-half years Republicans continued to claim they spoke for the people they argued whole-heartedly supported pursuing an anti-government agenda comprised of gutting domestic programs that killed millions of jobs to fund greater tax cuts for the rich and corporations. Prior to, and throughout, their 5 week vacation this past August, Republicans boasted that when they returned from their hiatus they would ramp up their “fight against Washington for all Americans” and drastically cut domestic spending and oppose taxes on therich and corporations because as House Speaker John Boehner said, “it’s what the American people want us to do.”
    According to a recent poll, what the American people overwhelmingly want Congress to do is increase government spending to create jobs, protect Social Security and Medicare, and expand social programs by requiring corporations and the wealthy to pay higher taxes to “shoulder more of the burden of supporting government.”

    THERE IS MORE – – — – -FIERCE — -BRUTAL – – -TRUTH!! :>) – -