November 21, 2017

Thursday Open Thread: African American Women Bandleaders

GOOD MORNING, P.O.U.!

We continue our series on African American Women Bandleaders

EDYTHE TURNHAM

(Photo: Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc.; Dorothy Hilbert Collection)

(Photo: Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Inc.;
Dorothy Hilbert Collection)

Also called Edythe Turnham and her Knights of Syncopation, the Edythe Turnham Orchestra was a prominent fixture in the Seattle music scene during its “Jazz Age” (1920-1933).  It was led by the husband and wife team of Edythe and Floyd Turnham and was one of the two main Seattle bands to find work on a regular basis (the other was the Garfield Ramblers led by Evelyn Bundy and drummer Leonard Gayton). Turnham’s Knights of Syncopation were noted on April 30, 1926 by the Northwest Enterprise, Seattle’s African American newspaper, as “popular musicians.”

Edythe Turnham (Edythe Pane before her marriage to Floyd) was born in Topeka, Kansas around 1890. She moved to Spokane, Washington in 1900 and married Floyd, a carpenter from Texas, in 1908. Edythe played piano from the age of three, and after moving to Spokane, toured with her sister Maggie in a vaudeville act she started. In the early 1920s she gathered her family into a five-piece band, the Knights of Syncopation. With Edythe on piano, her husband playing the drums, their young son Floyd, Jr. on the saxophone, and her sister Maggie as a dancer and entertainer, they started performing around 12th and Jackson Street (the hub of the Seattle jazz scene) as early as 1922. The Knights were so popular that until Local No. 76 (white musicians’ union) protested, they played all over Seattle, including downtown, where only white musicians were typically allowed to perform.

The group toured along the West Coast on the President Line steamship cruises and eventually ended up in Los Angeles. There they changed their stage name to the Dixie Aces and had great success, receiving compliments from top performers of the era such as Duke Ellington. Floyd Turnham, Sr. died in 1936 but Edythe continued to work until 1945. Floyd, Jr. eventually became a prominent and well-known performer in the Los Angeles music scene.

(SOURCE: Blackpast.org)

  • Tunisia

    GM, Rikyrah.

    • BoomerGal

      GM, Tunisia

      • Tunisia

        GM, BoomerGal.

    • rikyrah

      Morning Tunisia

  • qosine

    Good morning rikyrah & POU fam

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, qosine.

    • rikyrah

      Morning qosine.
      Prayers being sent your way.

    • Alma98

      Morning qosine, continued blessings to you and Joe.

      • qosine

        thank you, alma

  • Miranda

    What happened?

    Is he trying to be a big boy and negotiate with them all on his own because somebody told him Obama did it?

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Oh thats EXACTLY what I believe someone told him.

    • rikyrah

      I believe Nancy Smash-they did a DACA deal with no border wall. He did it. Pretending that he didn’t now.

  • Miranda

    ooohhhhh….so THAT’s why all the howling from the economic anxiety crowd.
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/908276308265795585

    • Kennymack1971

      Oh damn. The deplorables about to be hotter than fish grease LMAO!

      And somebody get a camera in Grand Moff Sessions office now!

    • Alma98

      ha!

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, POU! So, Trump screwed the pooch, AGAIN??? LOL!!!

    • MsKitty

      Morning BoomerGal

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, MsKitty

    • rikyrah

      Morning BoomerG

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, rikyrah

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

  • BoomerGal

    More sabre rattling…………

    North Korea threatens to sink Japan and turn US to ‘ashes and darkness’

    Source: The Guardian

    Justin McCurry in Tokyo

    Thursday 14 September 2017 07.58 BST

    North Korea has threatened to sink Japan and said the US should be “beaten to death like a rabid dog” after the two countries spearheaded fresh UN security council sanctions in response to the regime’s recent nuclear test. The Korea Asia-Pacific peace committee, which oversees North Korea’s relations with the outside world, described the UN security council, which passed a new round of sanctions on Monday, as a “tool of evil” in the pay of Washington, and called for it to be broken up.

    It is the first time that Pyongyang has issued an explicit threat to Japan since it fired a medium-range ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido at the end of last month, triggering emergency sirens and mass text alerts. “The four islands of the [Japanese] archipelago should be sunken into the sea by the nuclear bomb of Juche,” the committee said in a statement carried by the official KCNA news agency. Juche is the ideology of self-reliance pioneered by Kim Il-sung, the country’s founder and grandfather of the current leader, Kim Jong-un. “Japan is no longer needed to exist near us,” the committee added.

    The 15-member security council voted unanimously in support of a US-drafted resolution condemning the missile test and imposing measures that include a ban on North Korean textile imports and restrictions on oil exports to the country. In response, the committee said the US should be “beaten to death like a rabid dog” for the “heinous sanctions resolution”. “Let’s reduce the US mainland into ashes and darkness. Let’s vent our spite with mobilisation of all retaliation means which have been prepared till now,” it said.

    Japan’s top government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, described the statement as “extremely provocative and egregious”. He added: “It is something that markedly heightens regional tension and is absolutely unacceptable.”
    (snip)

    Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/14/north-korea-threat-sink-japan-us-ashes-darkness

  • Miranda

    I’m extremely leery there is such a thing as “good policy” under this racist vile administration but damn I agree with Kristol – DO NOT lose sight of the fact this sociopathic moron is unfit to be president, PERIOD.
    https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/908299164215386115

  • Miranda

    We already know this..just proves what I keep saying – THE GOP IS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.
    ———————-
    Clinton Says McConnell Suppressed Russian Hacking
    September 14, 2017 at 7:19 am EDT

    New Yorker: “When the C.I.A. first told Obama, in August, that the Russians had been meddling in the Presidential race, the agency shared the information with the Gang of Eight—the congressional leadership and the chairs and the ranking members of the intelligence committees. The Administration asked for a bipartisan statement of warning. Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, adamantly refused, muffling for weeks any sense of national alarm.”

    Said Clinton: “McConnell, in what I think of as a not only unpatriotic but despicable act of partisan politics, made it clear that if the Obama Administration spoke publicly about what they knew, he would accuse them of partisan politics, of trying to tip the balance toward me… McConnell basically threatened the White House.”
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/09/25/hillary-clinton-looks-back-in-anger

    • Joy

      Tell it, all, girl!

  • Miranda

    Arms Control Experts Urge Trump to Honor Iran Nuclear Deal

    Alarmed that President Trump may soon take steps that could unravel the international nuclear agreement with Iran, more than 80 disarmament experts urged him on Wednesday to reconsider and said the accord was working.

    In a joint statement, the experts said the 2015 agreement, negotiated by the Obama administration and the governments of Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia, was a “net plus for international nuclear nonproliferation efforts.”
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/908325731608023042

  • Miranda
    • MsKitty
      • BoomerGal

        At least she handled her frustration better than Chapelle-Nadall of University City, Missouri, who tweeted that she hoped Trump would be assassinated. WHO DOES THAT in a public forum and you’re supposed to be above emotion.

        • adept2u

          Holy smokes that’s stupid

          • BoomerGal

            Thank you!

    • Kennymack1971

      If ESPN has any sense they’ll leave this alone from here forward any further attempts to appease the deplorables is going to be a disaster. Folks is tired.

  • MsKitty

    Morning rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Morning MsKitty

  • MsKitty
    • BoomerGal

      LOL!!!

    • Alma98

      I have always loved this gif, hahahahaha.

    • rikyrah

      LMAO

  • MsKitty
  • Miranda

    She added that voicing dissent would “mean I’m not part of the team.”
    https://twitter.com/HuffPost/status/908330526725099520

    • MsKitty

      Then why you taking up space in the East Wing of the White House, Sweetie?

    • Kennymack1971

      This ain’t gonna work Ivanka. You’re not going to salvage your standing among the New York socialite crowd.

      Should’ve told your dumb ass daddy not to run.

      • Town

        Ivanka’s time as a NYC socialite is over. She can’t sit with them anymore. Chelsea can, though.

    • rikyrah

      Then stop with those dumb ass articles talking about how distressed you are and how much you don’t agree with Dolt45 and his policies

      • BoomerGal

        YES, YES!!!

      • 7thangel

        so distressed that you and jared need a vacay outside the country

        • Town

          Jared & Ivanka go on vacay outside of the country every single month.

    • Town

      That’s why Hillary was on point saying that if Ivanka is there in Trump Administration & not leaving it or speaking out when they’re wrong, that means she agrees with it and needs to take all the lumps that go along with that.

      • nathkatun7

        Yep! Unlike Malia and Sasha, or Chelsea Clinton when her father was president, or the teen Bush girls when their father was president, Ivanka is a grown woman. More importantly, her father tapped her to be a “Senior Advisor” with an office in the WH. If She strongly and genuinely disagrees with her father’s policies, she needs to resign from being one of his senior advisor. Otherwise, all she and her father are doing is playing the game of good cop/bad cop to con the American people. As long as Invanka remains loyal to her father, she is complicit in all his destructive policies, as well as his crass and ugly behavior towards people who dare to disagree with him.

  • Miranda

    Because the psychiatrist the Dems have on retainer told them they need to study the enemy in order to beat the enemy – this isn’t about policy, this isn’t about economics or healthcare opinions, this is about understanding how these crazy people think. You gots to go into the GOP sunken place yourself.
    https://twitter.com/jbendery/status/908335650600079360

  • BoomerGal

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA

    White House Strategy to Deal With Leaks Has Been Leaked

    Source: Newsweek

    TRUMP WHITE HOUSE’S LATEST STRATEGY TO DEAL WITH LEAKS… HAS BEEN LEAKED

    BY CALLUM PATON ON 9/14/17 AT 7:47 AM

    The newest strategy from the Trump administration to deal with its persistent problem of information leaks has been leaked to to the press, less than a week after it was sent to senior government officials.

    The memo sent by President Trump’s National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster across all government agencies, which urged senior officials to clamp down on leaks, was reported by BuzzFeed Wednesday after the news website was sent a copy of the email.

    Dated September 8, the message from McMaster, the nation’s most senior security official, asked all federal agencies to hold a one-hour “organization-wide event” to look into how they could bolster prevention of leaks.

    “For those with access to classified information, a review of the non-disclosure agreement reminds us of the responsibilities that come with access to, and penalties for unauthorized disclosure of, classified information,” the memo reads.

    Read more: http://www.newsweek.com/trump-white-houses-newest-strategy-deal-leaks-has-been-leaked-664756

  • BoomerGal

    Morning, Alma!

    • Alma98

      Morning BG

  • Kennymack1971

    Morning Alma.

  • MsKitty

    Morning Alma

  • Miranda

    How pitiful is Paul Ryan as a House Speaker? LOL, the rethuglicans have both the house and senate majorities AND the White House, but their own members fleeing for the hills because they are so woefully incompetent.
    ———————–
    House GOP Worries About ‘Mass Exodus’ of Members
    September 14, 2017 at 6:59 am EDT

    Following a rash of retirements, House Republican leaders are scrambling to get something done legislatively to convince other frustrated members not to toss in the towel in a tough political environment.

    It’s not much fun to be a House Republican these days. President Trump has repeatedly taken potshots at their conference. Primary challenges burble on the right. Congress has been unable to pass much meaningful legislation in spite of unified control of Washington. Every trip home means an earful both from liberals furious at their support of the president and conservatives irate they’re not doing enough to support his agenda. And members who haven’t seen real competition for years face tough races due to Trump’s deep unpopularity.

    That weighs heavily on Republicans who are on the fence about returning.
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/house-gop-worries-about-mass-exodus-if-they-cant-get-legislation-moving

    • Kennymack1971

      Remember when the pundits kept telling us how awesome and wonky Paul Ryan was?

  • Miranda

    __________________________________Nancy said it all with that first sentence..she said EVERYTHING with that first sentence
    https://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/908343787105202176

    • Kennymack1971

      And that’s why all the Bros talking smack about Nancy can have all the seats. All of them.

    • BoomerGal

      Shhaaaade

  • Miranda

    Gee…………….I wonder why the different responses?? What could it be??
    https://twitter.com/RVAwonk/status/908201768298975232

    • Kennymack1971

      Just can’t put my finger on it…

      • rikyrah

        I know… what’s the difference?
        Hmmmm

  • Kennymack1971

    So I think Houston’s Bill O’Brien has thrown his hat in the ring for first NFL coach to be fired…

    • Miranda

      Isn’t he about to throw DeShaun out there to try and save his job?

      • Kennymack1971

        Yeah… I still got Chuck Pagano going first but the folks in Houston have turned on Bill big time… this game tonight is going to be a hot mess.

        • Miranda

          This game is precisely why there are less viewers than whatever college game is on ESPN at the same time.

  • Miranda

    Yall see this shit?!?!? As soon as Walter Shaub left, this is what the Ethics Office does.
    ————————–
    Trump ethics watchdog moves to allow anonymous gifts to legal defense funds

    In a reversal of internal policy, the Office of Government Ethics says funds benefiting aides caught up in Russia probes may accept anonymous gifts from lobbyists.
    September 14, 2017 at 6:45 am EDT

    The U.S. Office of Government Ethics has quietly reversed its own internal policy prohibiting anonymous donations from lobbyists to White House staffers who have legal defense funds.

    The little-noticed change could help President Trump’s aides raise the money they need to pay attorneys as the Russia probe expands — but raises the potential for hidden conflicts of interest or other ethics trouble.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/13/trump-ethics-watchdog-legal-defense-242690

    • Town

      Bob McDonnell sitting around like “Gosh darn, I should’ve waited until the Trump Administration”

    • This is corruption, plain and simple. Lobbyists are gonna be lined up to pay for their legal defense in exchange for this administration going lenient on regulations.

  • Miranda

    Black football coach fired for telling New Mexico middle school players to stop saying ‘n*gger’
    14 SEP 2017 AT 10:20 ET

    A black football coach in New Mexico says he was fired for reprimanding middle school players for using racial slurs.

    Thomas Davis, who is black, was terminated this week as assistant coach at Mesa Middle School, where he’d worked for two years, after confronting players for calling each other “n*gger” on the sideline during a game, reported KRQE-TV.

    Davis first brought his concerns to head coach Gabriel Flores, who told the assistant it wasn’t his job to reprimand players, and the two men scuffled.

    Flores called 911, and police officers told both coaches to leave the field — but only Davis was fired.

    “I did what I’ve been trained to do, corral the incident,” Davis said. “If you’re not head in charge, you take it to the people in charge and let them handle it — and that’s exactly what I did.”

    full story: http://krqe.com/2017/09/11/football-coach-fired-after-reprimanding-students-for-discriminatory-language/

    • How is it not the assistant coach’s responsibility to reprimand players??

      And if it wasn’t his responsibility, why didn’t Coach Flores reprimand the players? Why, Coach FLORES, are you allowing your players to use racial slurs??

      I must say this: Non-Black POC need to come correct. You pull isht like this then demand Black folks to have your back when Mr. Whitefolks come for you.

  • Miranda

    Surprise Surprise..they have such forgiving hearts now! Wonder why??
    https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/908283497365811201

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – –Sooo — the HYPOCRITE- – –Population Increased —by– 42%???- – – -THAT Explains- — the ACTIONS of a CERTAIN Preacher who took sooo LONG 2 OPEN his DOORS- —2 Hurricane Harvey Victims!!!– –

      EMBOLDENED by RACIST – -“IT”!!- – –aaarrrgg!!!

    • nathkatun7

      Some of the so called evangelicals I’ve met are the most hateful people.

  • BoomerGal

    Whatcha think?

    Clinton: It’s time to abolish the Electoral College

    Source: CNN

    By Dan Merica, CNN

    Updated 8:11 AM ET, Thu September 14, 2017

    Story highlights

    “I think it needs to be eliminated,” Clinton said of the Electoral College
    Clinton also displayed animus for fired FBI Director James Comey

    New York (CNN)Hillary Clinton told CNN on Wednesday that it is time to abolish the Electoral College, part of a sweeping interview where the former Democratic nominee sought to explain why she lost the 2016 election.

    Clinton, in the interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, displayed her animus for fired FBI Director James Comey, reflected on her love for the people — namely former President Bill Clinton — who helped her get through the crushing loss and blasted the arcane election body that she believes helped Donald Trump win the presidency.

    “I think it needs to be eliminated,” Clinton said of the Electoral College. “I’d like to see us move beyond it, yes.”

    Clinton won the 2016 popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, a fact she routinely brings up in her new memoir. But Trump won the Electoral College, a body of 538 members who select the president based on the popular vote in each state, meaning the person who gets the most votes nationally doesn’t necessarily win the election…………………….

    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/13/politics/hillary-clinton-anderson-cooper-electoral-college-cnntv/index.html

  • Miranda
    • BoomerGal

      There’s that pooch!!

  • jziglar

    Yep. This is what happens when you have poor republican leadership and a party that no longer knows how to govern or wants to govern.

  • GreenLadyHere

    — —Good Thursday MornTin’ Sepia♥/POU FAM♥– -:>) **BIG HUG** :>)- -Director EDYTHE TURNHAM♥- -annnd Her KNIGHTS Of Syncopation♥–Brought Some Fine JAZZ♥.– -A Pleasure 2 Learn More About them.- –:>) Thank U Sepia♥ – – -:>)

    — -☻http://www.blackpast.org/files/blackpast_images/he_Turnham_Orchestra__1927__Georgia_Turnham_.jpg

    – — EARLY Beginnings – —Edythe played piano from the age of three, and after moving to Spokane, toured with her sister Maggie in a vaudeville act she started.— – –

    – – –Broke Racial Barriers— — The Knights were so popular that until Local No. 76 (white musicians’ union) protested, they played all over Seattle, including downtown, where only white musicians were typically allowed to perform.– —

    ENJOY♥- – -http://assets.marthastewart.com/styles/wmax-520-highdpi/d29/fruit-smoothies-0498-mla97289/fruit-smoothies-0498-mla97289_vert.jpg?itok=wz4W5KTN

    – — B BLESSED♥– – -SAFE♥[Disasters]— PRAYERFUL♥– -RESISTANT♥– -:>)

    • rikyrah

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin’ rikyrah. :>)–**BIG HUG**–
        -B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • lamh
    • adept2u

      I was seriously wondering what happened to that Hillary. I expected her to immolate Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump from how she rocked in 2008 I’m glad to see her letting her petty flag fly. Hell I wanted her to demand Trump prosecute her the minute she lost.

      • Town

        She was probably told by her campaign people to not act like she did in 2008, to present a kinder and gentler Hillary.

        Honestly she was in a no-win situation because if she HAD clapped back at Trump and Bernie like she’s doing now the media would’ve blared night after night about how Hillary is a bitch, how Hillary is emotional & can’t take the pressure, Hillary is mean etc.

        • 7thangel

          yup. especially if she did it against bernie.

    • MsKitty

      I see where Chelsea gets her clapback gene from.

      • TyrenM

        It sure wasn’t dad.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – -LOL- — –A -RETRO – – -HISTORICAL- — MOMENT♥- – –Introduced- –By- — A FUN- -Sanger- – –

    — -☺https://twitter.com/MatthewACherry/status/908353372884918273

    – – – —The Golden Girls is an American sitcom created by Susan Harris that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992, with a total of 180 half-hour episodes spanning over seven seasons.– — :>)

    — –☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV7AXRABSng

    – —MUST- WATCH– TV.- -FUNness♥ –:>)

  • Miranda
    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – -HAH!- – – -Can We Dare 2 Think- – -RACISM??- – -YES!!- – –

    • Golly, I’m perplexed!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥—- RESISTANT♥- – -Brangin’- -RECEIPTS- — on “IT”- — – – –

    — – -☺https://twitter.com/Freeyourmindkid/status/908172588886753280

    — -COMMENTS:– – – -☺https://twitter.com/_WhyzGuy_/status/908186711590666240

    – —“IT’s — -RACISM- – — Is a – -“Family Affair!!– – – -Aaarrrgg!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- — –From –RESISTANT♥- – – -FRED♥- – – -WORD!– –

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/FMoniteau/status/908362625104404482

  • Miranda
    • Those racist responses to Jemele make ESPN’s handling of this even more effed up! An ESPN employee was racially abused for speaking the truth, but ESPN reprimands her instead of protecting her.

    • jziglar

      But remember people, these people aren’t racist and don’t you dare call them racist. LOL!

    • adept2u

      I think I’m seeing White liberals act like they didn’t engage in the same behavior the last 8 years. It’s the hypocrisy that’s so disgusting about this country.

  • Joy

    Afternoon, everyone!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Afternoon- -Joy. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)

      B BLESSED♥- — :>) – – –☺https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/475703158312665088/tKFaplKY_400x400.jpeg

    • MsKitty

      Afternoon Joy

    • rikyrah

      Afternoon Joy

  • Admiral_Komack

    That”s a pisser.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– —Ms. JEMELE- – – -Brangs OUT Their —RACIST- –Language!!!- – –As- –She- –STANDS- – STRONG♥– —

    — –☺https://twitter.com/owillis/status/908349859400437761

    —BLESSINGS♥- – -WE GOT- -your- -BACK♥ :>)

    • They’re calling her Marlo Thomas?

      • GreenLadyHere

        woody45.- —☺http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/JoselineEyeRoll.gif

        Annd —btw– -Ms Marlo– Thomas- – -Has been- – -VERY Successful.—:>)- —

  • Miranda

    LOLOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– – -WAY-ELL– – –“IT”- — DID NOT “Twitter Object” 2 THIS- –Either. .

    — -☺http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/08/17/17/43546B2600000578-4799852-image-a-119_1502985674234.jpg

    — Wonder- –“WHYCOME”??- – – –“IT” Colludes With Them??- – –

  • Alma98

    hahahaha!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -☺https://media.giphy.com/media/brsEO1JayBVja/giphy.gif
    Good Morntin’ alma.- –:>) *BIG HUG** :>)

    – –BACK–2 the Past:- –https://media.giphy.com/media/lyVNcb1n5Ob0Q/giphy.gif

    – – -STAY KOOL- -:>) -https://media.giphy.com/media/zuvP5FHol25e8/source.gif

    B BLESSED♥U♥/Mom♥/Family♥/DAUGHTER♥ :>)

    • Alma98

      LOL

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL- – -alma- – -:>) – – –I KNOW- -HUH?– -:>)- – –U INSPIRE.- – –:>) *HUGS*

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– – –RESISTANT♥- -ARI Berman♥

    Guest♥- – –CALLS – -OUT- — That – -SHAM-Election Commission- —

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/democracynow/status/908336583815962624

    WORD!!-

    – — COMMENT:– –Trump’s election commission is FAKE NEWS! It’s alternative facts reported as true!– –

  • Miranda
  • TyrenM

    Get her!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- — Aaah- —MAYBE- –THIS Can B USED 2- –“COLOR”- – — “New BLUE- -States”- – –

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/908344555916988416

    – — –GOTRun♥- –GOTV. . . :>)

  • Miranda

    Mystery of Russian Fake on Facebook Solved, by a Brazilian

    When Russia created Facebook profiles of fake Americans to influence the 2016 American election, it could make up the names and biographical details. But it needed photos, too.

    Now a salesman in Brazil has stepped forward to say that his own family photos were stolen to concoct the profile of “Melvin Redick,” one of many American impostors involved in the spread of Russian propaganda on Facebook and Twitter.
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/908288011351285760

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– —From A RESISTANT♥- — Seth M♥- – –WORD :>)

    — – -☺https://twitter.com/TomthunkitsMind/status/908377396411355138

  • jziglar

    Matt K Lewis the conservative commentator says that he is surprised that democrats are willing to work with Trump to advance their goal even if it will give Trump a “win” legislatively. Well that’s the difference between democrats and the modern republican party. Democrats care about governing and positive solutions to improve and move the country forward. While republicans can’t govern and don’t know how to govern and they only care about playing politics to the detriment of the nation. So even though democrats can’t stand Trump, they are willing to cut deals with him if it helps the country. Totally the opposite of republicans and how they acted during the Obama years. People responded to him on twitter with facts.

    • It cuts Republicans out of the process and at the same time forces them to go along with their President. Not all the time of course but it looks like a winning strategy for Dems. This is where Trump’s mentality comes into favor because he will surely throw a fit if Republicans try to deny him the praise and victories he craves.

      • Miranda

        The downside is how many stupid people (white people) will give trump credit as being bipartisan and “working for the people” while discounting his very racist vile ignorant self. They’ll pretend he’s “beat Washington” – because they are dumb and racist like that.

  • 7thangel
    • Alma98

      hahahaha!!!

    • adept2u

      El Em Bee Aye Ohhhh

    • Miranda

      LOLOL

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ 7thangel. -:>) **BIG HUG* :>)–

      — –☺https://i.pinimg.com/originals/96/38/65/963865080d5dd663a17348c958e85c52.gif
      LOL– – –

      Good 2 C U♥ :>)- — – B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • LMBAO

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– -Yaaass – —From OUR Beloved- PRESIDENT♥- – -Stayin’- -BUSY♥ – – –BUSY♥- – –BUSY♥- — — -:>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/ObamaFoundation/status/908374384485728256

    BLESSINGS♥- –SIR♥- – – – -“Swag Walk”- – -WHEW LAWD♥ :>)

  • Alma98

    I hate Berniebots with a passion. They know every fucking thing and are never wrong. Some ass is this tl is giving Bernie credit for Hillary’s 1993 single payer healthcare proposal. They’re just like Bernie, thieving mediocre assholes. And the black berniebots make me want to scream.

    https://twitter.com/RepJohnConyers/status/907986045177942016

    • 7thangel

      hence the meme of bernie being responsible for everything good under the sun since the dawn of history

    • rikyrah

      Tell it

    • GreenLadyHere

      alma- – -**Co-Sign**- -:>) – – -Annd THANK U♥- -Rep. John Conyers♥. . .- — Who TRULY KNEW- – – -The Rev. Dr. MLK♥–:>)

    • Miranda

      We all know Bernie columbused this idea.

  • Miranda

    Lions fan who posted racist Snapchat rant gives up season tickets, banned from Ford field
    14 SEP 2017 AT 13:28 ET

    The Detroit Lions fan who posted an angry racist rant on SnapChat has given up his season tickets after being banned from Ford Field, the Lions’ home stadium, said Detroit’s Fox 2 TV.

    The Lions organization announced on Thursday that David Doptis — owner of a restaurant supply company in Pontiac, MI — has been banned from Lions games after calling two black protesters who sat during the U.S. national anthem “ignorant n**gers” and saying that if they don’t love the U.S. then they should leave.

    Doptis has denied that he posted the photo and its offensive caption to SnapChat, telling Channel 2, “I didn’t post any pictures, any collages anything… I don’t know where that even came from.”

    His business was closed early this week as the controversy mushroomed and went viral.
    http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/lions-fan-who-posted-racist-snapchat-rant-gives-up-season-tickets-banned-from-ford-field

  • 7thangel
    • rikyrah

      Get her

    • Miranda

      But the media keeps trying to tell us how Nikki Haley is such a golden spot for this administration. She don’t know what the hell she doing either.

  • Miranda
    • MsKitty

      Alrighty then

  • Miranda

    I hope they are caught and get 15 years each in state prison for this shit.
    https://twitter.com/ABC/status/908385718682124294

    • Alma98

      Trifling scumbags.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – -Umm- – -The “WELCOME -COMMITTEE”- – – -AWAITS- – -HAH!

      – – ☺https://cdn.static-economist.com/sites/default/files/images/2014/10/blogs/economist-explains/20141011_blp506.jpg

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –From- — A — RESISTANT♥- – -Brangin’— -The “Regrets Their VOTE– Crew”– – HAH!- –

    – -☺https://twitter.com/Freeyourmindkid/status/908328334924374016

    — – — ☻https://twitter.com/Freeyourmindkid/status/908353515071971328

    • I want him to cut more deals with Dems.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ woody45. :>) – – – -**BIG HUG** :>)

        I KNOW -HUH?–:>) – -He annnd his 5th-Grade mentality—TENDS 2- — LOOSE! LOL

        -THIS- –Comes 2 MIND– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ3wyTNVrJI

        – – -Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

      • Miranda

        I believe he thinks if he does it’ll get him off the hook with Mueller somehow.

        It won’t, but if he thinks so, good.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –Some- – -JUSTICE- – —4 A — RACIST!!- -In The Service- – –
    – – -☺The Root‏

    White nationalist G.I. Joe gets kicked out of Marine Corps for unfurling racist banners at a rally http://trib.al/VPjrfJT

    Imagine fighting for your country in Iraq and Afghanistan, facing enemies across the world, being wounded in action, yet still believing that black people are the real threat to America and that it is your duty to do something about it.

    Marine Staff Sgt. Joseph Manning will be kicked out of the Marine Corps for taking part in a Confederate rally where he brandished guns and hung the flag to the place where his true allegiance lies: white supremacy.

    This white nationalist G.I. Joe is not your ordinary soldier. According to Time magazine, Manning is a 15-year combat veteran who completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan and a tour in Iraq and won the Purple Heart medal for being wounded in action. He was also awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal and Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

    He is also a white supremacist, racist criminal.

    – – -WAYTA- -Goooo — MARINES♥- – -:>)

  • MsKitty

    Gather round Fam for the feel good story of the day…

    ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli Jailed at Tough Brooklyn Facility

    When so-called “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli was convicted of securities fraud this summer, he boasted that he would probably spend less than a year at a “Club Fed,” a cushy minimum security prison where he could work on his tennis game and Xbox skills.

    Instead, until his sentencing in January, he will be locked up at a holding jail on Brooklyn’s gritty waterfront that’s home to accused mobsters, drug smugglers and terror suspects; one federal judge has likened it to “a Third World country.”

    The concrete block holds more than 1,800 inmates — among them reputed Bonanno crime family captain Vincent Asaro, a former Mexican prosecutor accused of drug-smuggling, terrorist wannabes who allegedly tried to join ISIS, and a man arrested for threatening to bomb synagogues.

    One of Brafman’s former clients, Jacob Alexander, a tech CEO charged with a stock fraud scheme, complained about the conditions at the Brooklyn facility last year.

    “Mr. Alexander and other male prisoners at the MDC are deprived of fresh air or sunlight, any reasonable opportunity to exercise (Mr. Alexander spends large parts of his day walking in circles in his unit, when he is permitted to do so), and adequate health care (Mr. Alexander has been unable to get authorization to receive the hearing aids or insoles that he previously wore),” the lawyer wrote to the court.

    He cited a June 2016 report by the National Association of Women Judges that found conditions in the female wing were “unconscionable.”

    “The absence of fresh, clean air, the complete absence of sunlight, and the absence of ANY outdoor time and activities are immediate issues which BOP has failed to address in any meaningful fashion,” the report said.

    That led a Brooklyn magistrate to announce she was reluctant to send female defendants to the jail, saying, “Some of these conditions wouldn’t surprise me if we were dealing with a prison in Turkey or a Third World country.”

    In May, federal prosecutors charged three guards — two of them supervisors — with sexually abusing female inmates at the Brooklyn MDC.

    The U.S. Bureau of Prisons, which runs the jail, said it could not discuss the conditions of Shkreli’s confinement. It did note that inmates do not have access to the Internet, so Shkreli will be cut off from his Facebook page, his YouTube account, and eBay — where his auction of the sole copy of an unreleased Wu-Tang Clan album he bought for $2 million is currently hovering at just over $1 million.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pharma-bro-martin-shkreli-jailed-tough-brooklyn-facility-n801296?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

  • MsKitty
  • Somebody should have warned her. You don’t well…

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –Continuin’ —PRAYERS♥- – –PRAYERS♥/Thoughts♥- – — -RE:- –“HURRICANE-Watch” — –— –

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/908394354343063552

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- — – –RESISTANTS♥- – – -MEET♥- – -annnd Hopefully,- –TAKE–ACTIONS– – -:>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/TheRoot/status/908367935336525826

    LooKin’ FORWARD- -> :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – -LOL- —RESISTANT♥- – — -CALLS OUT An – – -“UNEDUCATED- –“IT”- – -Minions!- – —

    – – – -☻https://twitter.com/BSO/status/908372650317283328

    — – — – – — ☺https://twitter.com/BenReiter/status/907934854297346048

    – — LOL- – —The– -STOOPID- — -It- – -BURNS. .- – –LOL

    • MsKitty

      That last sentence from the fan really says it all, doesn’t it?

      • Miranda

        Further solidifying why Alabama stays in the bottom 5 on any progressive metric for education.

        • adept2u

          Sometimes it feels like Alabama exists to keep Mississippi from being on the bottom of things.

    • Town

      I would say most wypipo think Hawaii is a foreign country or not very American.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Town. :>) *BIG HUG** :>)- – –TRUE DAT- – – –As LONG as they See- – -“MELANIN”- – — P-I-T-I-F-U-L- – –IGNANTS- — geesh!

        Good 2 C U♥.- – – -B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA – whatever gets ya through the day.
    https://twitter.com/fmanjoo/status/908385260701761536

    • Alma98

      LOL

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up