September 23, 2017

Thursday Open Thread: Black Dancers Who Changed American Dance

Janet Collins (March 7, 1917 in New Orleans, Louisiana – May 28, 2003 in Fort Worth, Texas) was a ballet dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She performed on Broadway, in films, and appeared frequently on television. She was among the pioneers of black ballet dancing, one of the few classically trained Black dancers of her generation.

Janet Collins was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and at the age of four moved with her family to Los Angeles, California, where Collins received her first dance training at a Catholic community center. She studied primarily with Carmelita Maracci, Lester Horton, and Adolph Bolm, who were among the few ballet teachers who accepted black students.

In 1932, aged 15, Collins auditioned with success for the prestigious Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, but as she was required to paint her face and skin white in order to be able to perform, she did not join the company. In 1948, she moved to New York and got the chance to dance her own choreography on a shared program at the 92nd Street YMHA.

In 1951 she won the Donaldson Award for best dancer on Broadway for her work in Cole Porter’s Out of This World. She also performed in AidaCarmen, and was the first Black ballerina to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. She could not tour in parts of the Deep South, owing to her race. In later life, Collins taught modern dance at Balanchine’s School of American Ballet in New York City, and at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.

Janet Collins struggled repeatedly against racism, which did not spare the world of professional ballet dancing. Not many African-American dancers and performers achieved the successful career she was able to attain, and she paved the way for others to follow. In 1951, she became the first African American to be hired full-time by the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Marian Anderson, the first to sing there, did not perform until 1955. In the year Collins retired, Arthur Mitchell, joined the New York City Ballet.

Janet Collins’ dance reputation today resides primarily in her role in breaking the color barrier; the constraints on Black classical dancers were too strong for her to have a vibrant performing career. However, her original choreography, which she performed in solo tours, was clearly of note, although few records survive. In her late forties, she retired, turning to religion and finding comfort as an oblate in the Benedictine order. She was also an accomplished painter.

Janet Collins died in 2003 at the age of 86, in Fort Worth, Texas.

In 2007, in recognition of Collins’ great work and dedication, her renowned cousin Carmen De Lavallade established the Janet Collins Fellowship to honor aspiring talented ballet dancers.  She received a Candace Award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women in 1989.

  • Tunisia

    Yeah, okay! Good luck…

    Guam’s governor backs Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ warning: ‘I want a president that says that’
    http://thehill.com/homenews/media/346009-guams-governor-backs-trumps-fire-and-fury-warning-i-want-a-president-that-says

    • Miranda

      Guam’s governor must think he’s paler than he is. These crazy azz white folks view you and yours as expendable.

    • aleth

      all that threat ain’t done shit. i think NK is russias tool to help dolt. I think its nothing but creating fear

  • The Shy Lurker

    Good morning rikyrah!

    • BoomerGal

      Good Morning, TSL!

    • rikyrah

      Morning TSL

  • Miranda

    I can’t stand yall!!____________________________
    https://twitter.com/eclecticbrotha/status/895490456267575297

    • Alma98

      hahahaha!!!

  • Miranda

    Indiana Republicans increased voting hours in republican districts; limited hours in Democratic strongholds

    State and local Republicans have expanded early voting in GOP-dominated areas and restricted it in Democratic areas, an IndyStar investigation has found, prompting a significant change in Central Indiana voting patterns.

    From 2008 to 2016, GOP officials expanded early voting stations in Republican dominated Hamilton County, IndyStar’s analysis found, and decreased them in the state’s biggest Democratic hotbed, Marion County. That made voting more convenient in GOP areas for people with transportation issues or busy schedules. And the results were immediate.
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/895634742107930624

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, POU! Blessings to everyone and have a good one!

    • MsKitty

      Morning BoomerGal

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, MsKitty

    • TyrenM

      Where’s Captain Ron?

  • Miranda

    Study: Trump actions trigger health premium hikes for 2018
    ASSOCIATED PRESS — Aug 10, 2017, 3:37 AM ET

    The Trump administration’s own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many consumers, a nonpartisan study has found.

    The analysis released Thursday by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that mixed signals from President Donald Trump have created uncertainty “far outside the norm,” leading insurers to seek higher premium increases for 2018 than would otherwise have been the case.
    https://twitter.com/JenGranholm/status/895635438689329153

  • BoomerGal

    LOL!!! Poor Charles. Queenie knows exactly what she’s doing!!

    Royal Announcement: William & Kate Will Officially Be King & Queen

    Source: Yahoo

    ~snip~

    Take a look at your newest soon-to-be King and Queen of England! Today, Queen Elizabeth officially announced that she will be passing down her crown to her grandson Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton. This, of course, means that the Queen has skipped over her own son, Prince Charles, in the British monarchy’s line of succession. Bummer.

    While the drama surrounding the royal family has taken most of the attention away from their policies and image of regal stature, the Queen believes implementing a younger generation than her son is vital for the House of Windsor to thrive in the future.

    “Her Majesty realized that William and Kate are the future,” said a palace insider. “She has spent 65 years making sure that the House of Windsor survives, and she sees William and Kate as having the energy and star quality to do the job in a modern world. Queen Elizabeth will always do what is best for the long-term health of the monarchy.”

    So how does the King-to-be and forever-Prince feel about the decision? Unfortunately, the decision has caused a rift between William and his father Charles. According to the same insider, their relationship has been strained, but they will get used to it eventually. Just like classic Brits, they’ll push their feelings as deep down as possible!

    Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/celebrity/royal-announcement-william-kate-officially-021200634.html

    • MsKitty

      While I understand Betty’s logic, it’s still kinda fucked up for Charles. Imagine spending almost 70 years of your life on this Earth being groomed to be King, and nothing else. And you have to wait, and wait, and wait…then come to find out it was all for naught.

      Yeah, that’s as fucked up as it gets.

      • Joy

        She should have passed the crown to Charles 20 years ago. But I think her main motivation in passing him over is because she doesn’t want Camilla to be queen.

        • BoomerGal

          And she is right!

    • Miranda

      I do like Will and Kate getting the throne.

      • BoomerGal

        Me, too!

    • Aww, shayt!!! You know Kate and the Middletons are like

      http://thefw.com/files/2012/10/bigdancegif.gif

      • BoomerGal

        LOL!!!

    • lamh

      Well damn…I feel bad for Charles!!! One of the only reasons he married Diana was so he could be King!!! But ole Betty said…NOPE!!

      • BoomerGal

        Ole Liz is a G!! LOL!!!

    • rikyrah

      Is this real?

      • BoomerGal

        As real as can be!

  • Miranda

    What foolishness is this?? Why even have this poll??
    ————————
    In a new poll, half of Republicans say they would support postponing the 2020 election if Trump proposed it
    August 10 at 5:00 AM

    Critics of President Trump have repeatedly warned of his potential to undermine American democracy. Among the concerns are his repeated assertions that he would have won the popular vote had 3 to 5 million “illegals” not voted in the 2016 election, a claim echoed by the head of a White House advisory committee on voter fraud.

    Claims of large-scale voter fraud are not true, but that has not stopped a substantial number of Republicans from believing them. But how far would Republicans be willing to follow the president to stop what they perceive as rampant fraud? Our recent survey suggests that the answer is quite far: About half of Republicans say they would support postponing the 2020 presidential election until the country can fix this problem.
    https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/895633673952808960

  • BoomerGal

    Here we go again!

    Judge orders new searches for Clinton Benghazi emails

    Source: Politico

    By JOSH GERSTEIN

    08/09/2017 10:48 PM EDT

    Nine months after the presidential election was decided, a federal judge is ordering the State Department to try again to find emails Hillary Clinton wrote about the Benghazi attack.

    U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta ruled that the State Department had not done enough to try to track down messages Clinton may have sent about the assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound on Sept. 11, 2012 — an attack that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

    In response to Freedom of Information Act requests, State searched the roughly 30,000 messages Clinton turned over to her former agency at its request in December 2014 after officials searching for Benghazi-related records realized she had used a personal email account during her four-year tenure as secretary.

    State later searched tens of thousands of emails handed over to the agency by three former top aides to Clinton: Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills and Jake Sullivan. Finally, State searched a collection of emails the FBI assembled when it was investigating Clinton’s use of the private account and server.

    ………………………………

    ………………………..

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2017/08/09/judge-orders-searches-for-clinton-benghazi-emails-241470

  • Miranda

    Somebody really needs to tell Kimberly Ellis to fall all the way back. This is ridiculous. You lost heifer, get over it. She is acting like a damn fool. Trump is tweeting threats to Mitch McConnell which should be all over every front page, instead this shit.
    ————————-
    Democratic Fight in California Is a Warning for the National Party
    AUG. 9, 2017

    SACRAMENTO — For Democrats across the nation, California has offered a bright if lonely light this year. The party controls every statewide office and commands supermajorities in the Legislature. Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders have become national voices, steering the party as it pushes back against President Trump on issues as varied as the environment and immigration.

    But in recent weeks, California Democrats have emerged as something else: a cautionary tale for a national party debating how to rebuild and seize back power. Even at a time of overall success, state Democrats are torn by a bitter fight for the party leadership, revealing the kind of divisions — between insiders and outsiders, liberals and moderates — that unsettled the national party last year and could threaten its success in coming years.

    “What we are seeing in California is similar to what we are seeing on the national level,” said Betty T. Yee, the Democratic state controller. “If we don’t do our work to really heal our divide, we are going to miss our chance to motivate Democrats.”

    The fight pits Eric C. Bauman, a longtime party leader, against Kimberly Ellis, a Bay Area activist. Mr. Bauman won the election by just over 60 votes out of 3,000 cast at the party convention in May, but Ms. Ellis has refused to concede, claiming voting improprieties, like permitting ineligible people to vote for Mr. Bauman.

    The party is expected to issue a final ruling on Ms. Ellis’s allegations by Aug. 20; in an interview, she said she would go to court if the party ruled against her. This has left Mr. Bauman, who encountered a barrage of shouts of “not my chairman” when he delivered his victory speech, struggling to put behind him a contest that has been the subject of recounts even as he seeks to position Democrats for a challenging congressional election in 2018.

    more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/09/us/democrats-california-eric-bauman.html=1

    • These so-called progressive activists are nothing more than trolls trying to disrupt the Democratic Party.

      • Miranda

        It’s California of all places…why are they intentionally trying to disrupt the most SUCCESSFUL state party?? They are flat out trolls.

    • Kennymack1971

      Any progressive fighting Democrats harder than they do Dolt 45 is suspect. Period.

    • Town

      I would suggest Jerry Brown run for president but he’s probably not pure enough.

    • rikyrah

      Sit your silly azz down

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Morning BoomerG

  • Miranda
    • MsKitty

      Nobody told his dumb ass to vent to a reporter without stating it’s off the record. As “Communications Director” that should have been common sense.

  • BoomerGal

    “They don’t demand special treatment, why bother them?” This is a post in response to this article.

    Jews ask Polands leader to denounce rising anti-Semitism

    Source: Associated Press

    August 10 at 7:40 AM

    WARSAW, Poland — The leaders of Poland’s Jewish community have written to the country’s most powerful politician, urging him to denounce rising anti-Semitism which they say is leaving them on edge.

    Anna Chipczynska, the head of Warsaw’s Jewish community, told The Associated Press on Thursday the letter to Jaroslaw Kaczynski was sent last week. She said the community hadn’t yet received a reply.

    In the letter she and Leslaw Piszewski, who oversees all Jewish communities in Poland, said they fear that Poland is becoming less secure for Jews.

    They noted “an intensification of anti-Semitic attitudes in Poland, a brutality of language and behavior, some of which are directed against our community.”

    Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/jews-ask-polands-leader-to-denounce-rising-anti-semitism/2017/08/10/ace749f0-7dc0-11e7-b2b1-aeba62854dfa_story.html?utm_term=.235fa2b57663

  • MsKitty

    Morning rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Morning MsKitty

  • Mornin’!

    • rikyrah

      Morning Sepia

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family. Nina Turner should’ve taken that donuts and water grievance to the grave.

    • Alma98

      Morning Kennymack, I can’t stand that heffa.

    • rikyrah

      Morning KennyM

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      Those pants are epic!!!! LMAO!!

    • Look at his hand on his hip. You can’t tell him NOTHING!

    • Alma98

      hahahahaha

    • Miranda

      It’s way past time for Nina Turner to get told. It. Is. WAY. PAST. TIME.

      • BoomerGal

        Party over country!

  • Miranda

    THEY BOTH SAID “FUCK THIS SHIT, I CANT TAKE IT”. She saying “they left for family reasons”…NO THEY DAMN DIDNT. These are “pinnacle of my career” type jobs…nobody is leaving for “family reasons”…unless its “my family threatening to leave me if I stay with this godforsaken doomsday prophecy administration”.
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/895649951384051712

    • BoomerGal

      LOL!!!!

    • rikyrah

      Yep

  • BoomerGal

    B-1 Bombers Key to a U.S. Plan to Strike North Korean Missile Sites

    Source: NBC News.com

    by CYNTHIA MCFADDEN, WILLIAM M. ARKIN, KEVIN MONAHAN and KENZI ABOU-SABE

    The Pentagon has prepared a specific plan for a pre-emptive strike on North Korea’s missile sites should President Trump order such an attack.

    Two senior military officials — and two senior retired officers — told NBC News that key to the plan would be a B-1B heavy bomber attack originating from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam.

    Pairs of B-1s have conducted 11 practice runs of a similar mission since the end of May, the last taking place on Monday. The training has accelerated since May, according to officials. In an actual mission, the non-nuclear bombers would be supported by satellites and drones and surrounded by fighter jets as well as aerial refueling and electronic warfare planes.

    Video at link

    Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/north-korea/b-1-bombers-key-u-s-plan-strike-north-korean-n791221

  • Gurl, you should’ve keep your mouth shut!

    https://twitter.com/AJDelgado13/status/895486203251744770

    • Miranda

      Is she don’t sit her ass all the way down. Pretending like she just thought he was separated from his wife. Bitch please! You run in the same damn circles! You KNEW he was not separated and his wife just had a child in Jan her damn self!

      Miller, who was named White House communications director during the presidential transition — and who is married to another woman — confirmed the birth of son William to the New York Post, which reported that the child was the result of a campaign fling with Delgado. Miller told the tab that his wife has accepted the child. The couple have two children of their own, including a daughter born in January.
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/reliable-source/wp/2017/08/10/ex-trump-staffers-confirm-they-have-a-son-but-offer-different-accounts/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.8b2d6f9622df

      • Alma98

        D.E.A.D._________________

        Can’t Stop‏ @Nowhereurgoin
        12h12 hours ago
        Replying to @AJDelgado13
        Next time try to date someone with a neck.

        Julia HutchiN7on‏ @Jinnx
        11h11 hours ago
        …And perhaps a chin.
        2 replies
        1 retweet

        Can’t Stop‏ @Nowhereurgoin
        11h11 hours ago
        I can’t imagine the real life Humpty Dumpty humping me.

        https://media.giphy.com/media/XeMp0onMZQZgY/giphy.gif

        44 likes

        • BoomerGal

          LOL!!!

        • Miranda

          ROFLMAO!!

        • rikyrah

          BWA HA HA HA

    • adept2u

      Why he’s just a pig in rut just dropping all these baby making baby mommas. AJ you ain’t the only side chick, there is never only one. I wonder how many kids he had last year? Open Big Book of Shit they Say about Black Men begin reading.

  • GOVCHRIS1988
    • Miranda

      Colbert’s a genius. LOL

  • BoomerGal

    He also called Perez a racist Latino.

    Trump pick Sam Clovis stoked birther conspiracy, called Eric Holder a ‘racist black’

    Source: CNN

    Sam Clovis, Donald Trump’s pick to be chief scientist for the Department of Agriculture, pushed unfounded theories about then-President Barack Obama’s upbringing and called then-Attorney General Eric Holder a “racist black,” a CNN KFile review of Clovis’s writings and radio broadcasts during 2012 and 2013 has found.

    -snip-

    “For over a decade, Obama allowed his publisher to carry a biography that had him born in Kenya. Only after beginning his pursuit of public office did he ‘correct’ the entry,” Clovis wrote. (The literary agent who edited the biography has said the error was hers, and that she made it with no direct communication with Obama.)

    -snip-

    In a April 2012 blog post, Clovis expressed his belief that Obama wanted to rule as a dictator and enslave his opponents.

    -snip-

    In a September 2012 episode of his online radio program “Serious Civics with Sam Clovis,” Clovis observed that Obama appeared “happy” after the attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya that month.

    -snip-

    Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/10/politics/kfile-sam-clovis-on-the-radio/index.html

    • Miranda

      All of that was bonuses for Clovis in this trash administration. Wouldn’t expect anything less.

    • Town

      Sam Clovis needs to get to work on figuring out how to get those white people out to the fields to pick those crops.

      • BoomerGal

        HA!

  • Miranda
    • LOL

    • MsKitty

      Looks about right

    • Alma98

      LMAO!

    • Miranda

      Women in Manhattan will buy that tacky ass shit? Really? Or is for the tourists from Hogtussle, West Virginia in the Big Apple for the first time?

      • The latter. Manhattanites are to busy shopping at REAL luxury stores, not Trump Tower.

  • BoomerGal

    What a world……………

    At least 55 people feared drowned off Yemen after being forced from boat

    Source: The Guardian

    At least 55 people are feared to have drowned off the coast of Yemen after being forced from a migrant boat by smugglers in the second such incident in two days, the UN migration agency has said.

    Five bodies were recovered during an International Organisation for Migration (IOM) beach patrol in Shabwa province, and about 50 more people were missing.

    On Wednesday the IOM said 51 people had been “deliberately drowned” in a similar incident. Survivors told the IOM that the smuggler pushed about 120 people into the sea after he thought he had seen some “authority-type” figures off the Yemeni coast. The passengers’ average age was about 16, the IOM said.

    The IOM says about 55,000 people have left Horn of Africa countries for Yemen since January, with most coming from Somalia and Ethiopia. A third of them are estimated to be women.

    Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/10/yemen-55-people-feared-drowned-after-being-forced-from-boat

    • Miranda

      SMDH…..may these smugglers suffer similar fates.

  • Alma98
    • MsKitty

      Morning Alma

      • Alma98

        Morning MsKitty

    • Joy

      Morning, Alma…POU.

    • GreenLadyHere

      – -☺https://media.giphy.com/media/brsEO1JayBVja/giphy.gif
      Good Morntin’ alma annd “MR. SUN♥”–Still Peekin’ Out . . **BIG HUG**– -:>)
      – – -☺https://img0.etsystatic.com/068/0/10967397/il_340x270.768789406_fdqs.jpg

      Good 2 C U. :>)- –Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

  • Alma98

    LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

  • MsKitty

    I love the women in the replies telling this dude to just keep it moving.
    I know some folks go to the gym to socialize, but I ain’t one of them. I get hella pissed when someone wants to talk while I have my earbuds on, man or woman.

    https://twitter.com/deanbaier_/status/894995268533407744

    • Alma98

      The one dude in the tl is the I won’t take no type. People keep saying hey she’s wearing headphones cause she don’t wanna talk to him. And he’s like nah she wouldn’t mind. Creepy

    • Miranda

      Me too!

  • lamh
  • Town

    AJ Delgado is a silly jump-off trying to pretend like she was duped by
    Jason Miller, when in reality she knew the man’s wife was pregnant so
    things couldn’t have been that bad between him and his wife. She just wanted the ego boost of taking that man away from his wife. Now she’s on the outside looking in because he’s still with his wife and he’s not going to leave Mrs. Miller for AJ Delgado because paying 1 child support check to AJ Delgado beats paying 2 child support checks to Mrs. Miller.

    • BoomerGal

      Women kill me thinking they can “snatch.” You can’t snatch nobody if they don’t wanna go!!

      • Town

        AJ Delgado knew Jason Miller was married and thought she could take him away from his wife. The man is still with his wife and now AJ is claiming to be the victim of Jason when the bottom line is AJ Delgado spread her legs for Jason Miller with the thought and intent of taking him away from his wife.

        Jason Miller likely will never leave Mrs. Miller for AJ Delgado or ever marry AJ Delgado if Mrs. Miller is out of the picture. AJ has already proven to Jason that she’s a slimy bitch, the lowest of the low, untrustworthy, a liar, sneaky and unworthy of being Mrs. Miller…even though he is the exact same as AJ.

        You don’t see John Edwards marrying Rielle Hunter, do you? Elizabeth Edwards has been dead for years, so what’s stopping John from popping the question? What’s stopping John is he knows Rielle Hunter is a slimy, low, lying bitch and although he is also those things, he’ll be damned if he marries a woman like that.

        • GOVCHRIS1988

          Wayment!? Bitch tried to take the white version of Jazze Pha from HIS wife????

          Bitch hard up for dick, ain’t she?

          • Town

            I think it’s in the minds of most side chicks that they are so special the man will leave his wife/girlfriend to be with her.

            When that doesn’t happen, it’s the man’s fault, she was duped, he broke his promises, he lied, side chick feels betrayed, etc.

            Well, yes. He duped, lied & betrayed his wife. Why wouldn’t he do that to you, too?

    • MsKitty

      This song is a classic for a reason.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ Town. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)

      All Kindsa POINTS– –

      THIS:- — Now she’s on the outside looking in because he’s still with his wife and he’s not going to leave Mrs. Miller for AJ Delgado. . – – –

      How MANY TIMES – -do some people needta LEARN – – The HARD WAY??- — READ the book- — U always gonna B #2

      – – –Annnd LISTEN 2 this OLDIE: – -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cuscf7NdYw

      Good 2 C U Town. :>)–Have a BLESSED Day. :>)

  • BoomerGal

    Morning, Alma!

  • GreenLadyHere

    — –Good Thursday MornTin’ PBOMB♥/POU FAM♥- — *BIG HUG*- – -Aaahhh- -Ms. JJANET COLLINS♥- –DANCER♥- — annnnd RESISTANT♥–Thank U PBOMB♥– – -:>)

    – – -☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YILsJ9Rbwk
    – –A FIRST♥:— —she became the first African American to be hired full-time by the Metropolitan Opera in New York.– – -:>)

    – – -ENJOY♥ – – -http://www.makemysmoothie.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/thumbnail-32.jpg

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

    • MsKitty

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Thursday MornTin’- — – -https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/b0/27/56/b027562295035769f82f545589595cc4.gif

        **BIG HUG** :>) Have a BLESSED Day. :>)

    • rikyrah

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ rikyrah. :>) *BIG HUG*- -:>)

        B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – – –#TeamMueller♥ — – -Moving FORWARD- – — >DRIP!- -DRIP- – –DRIP!- -“Mana(fart)” /anem
    – – – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/895667763460530177

  • Alma98
    • adept2u

      Ok I miss Emo too

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL almaaaaa- – –Punkin Donuts. .– – -Seeee. . .LOL

      IMMA Say IT – – -WELL DESERVED. . :>)

  • Miranda

    Trump’s Legal Team No Match for Mueller’s
    August 10, 2017 at 8:36 am EDT

    Bloomberg: “As Mueller adds experienced prosecutors and broadens his investigation, Trump’s legal team still appears disorganized and understaffed. An army of well-paid lawyers would help the president get in front of the investigation: preparing responses to allegations before hearing about them from prosecutors or reporters, anticipating where Mueller is going, and developing a counternarrative to stymie him. Junior staffers could spend all night researching case law or obstruction of justice and conspiracy statutes; they could be available at a moment’s notice to draft pleadings challenging Mueller’s requests to interview witnesses or gather documents.”

    “Instead, Trump’s defense has been almost entirely reactive—responding to the latest bombshell report with uninformed statements by surrogates.”

    Also interesting: “Trump’s efforts to enlist the services of a large firm have so far been rebuffed. White-collar experts at three high-powered firms, Sullivan & Cromwell, Steptoe & Johnson, and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, have turned him down, say two people familiar with the matter. Some firms had conflicts that prevented them from taking the job; others worried that Trump wouldn’t follow legal advice, potentially damaging their firms’ reputation, two people said.”

    more here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-10/trump-s-legal-team-is-no-match-for-mueller-s

    • MsKitty

      I knew what time it was when it was mentioned that the attorney’s on Mueller’s team…and Mueller himself…had walked away from very lucrative firms to work on the investigation.

      • Miranda

        Yup! They know after this their futures are secured.

        • rikyrah

          They save the republic….. They can write their own ticket

          • BoomerGal

            Yup!

        • BoomerGal

          Yup!!

      • BoomerGal

        Yup!!!!

  • Miranda

    Oh HELL NO!!! NOPE!!! NOPEITY NOPE NOPE NOPE!! The establishment GOP trying to goad Trump into “leaving” so they can holler he was never a republican anyway! Dems better tie that rock around both their necks! Bill Kristol and co may not like it but he is THEIRS. All THEIRS! We see you Kristol, trying to get him to “quit you”..NOPE!
    ———————
    Is Trump Preparing to Leave the Republican Party?
    August 10, 2017 at 8:13 am EDT

    Trump has been building the case against his fellow Republicans for some time, but it came to a head late last month as Obamacare repeal began its path in the Senate… Trump’s short-term target was the filibuster and its most important defender, Mitch McConnell. But the beginnings of the broader argument against the GOP are all right there, in 140 characters at a time. Republicans are fools, they’re impotent, and everyone’s laughing at them.

    Senate Republicans won’t ‘ditch Mitch’ anytime soon, just as they won’t be bullied into supporting the agenda of a president with 30-something-percent approval ratings if it can’t find consensus. That’s because all of them had political careers long before Trump became a serious force within the party. They figure, with some reason, that they’ll have careers or legacies long after Trump has left the White House. But if Republicans have increasingly little incentive to tolerate Trump, he may make the same calculation about the GOP, the party’s conservative policy agenda, and the conservative movement as a whole.
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/white-house-watch-is-trump-preparing-to-leave-the-republican-party/article/2009222

    • adept2u

      They’ll propose a tour among the new Trump Party loyalist taking lists of their demands and telling us how we should listen to them.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ miranda♥ – – -**BIG HUG** :>)- –

      – –☺http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2012/11/oh_hell_no.gif

      U VOTED 4 “IT” as a –RETHUG- Candidate!!- -He’s Yours!!– hmph!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    HEEY alma- – -Whoa.- –Wonky weather. :>)-

    -THIS will B helpful- –http://www.animatedimages.org/data/media/608/animated-umbrella-image-0029.gif

    Thank U 4 your KIND BLESSINGS♥- -Always appreciated♥ :>)
    *HUGS* :>)

  • Miranda

    Oh……….they think you’re a witch too Netanyahoo?? The “left”?
    https://twitter.com/TVietor08/status/895674281836724229

  • Miranda

    SMDH…..sad, just nine months ago we were leading the way, now we’re headed for an Idiotacracy.
    https://twitter.com/GeorgeTakei/status/895410875972104196

  • Town

    She’s probably sitting on Facebook right now lurking on Jason Miller & his wife’s pages, seething every time she sees a picture of Jason smiling & happy with his wife and kids…the family vacation photos, the BBQ photos, the photos the wife posted up showing Jason around the house. Oh yes, she’s lurking and doesn’t like it one bit because she thinks she’s supposed to be in those photos, not Mrs. Miller.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – -WHOA!- — HERE Comes Da JUDGE♥ – – -DRIP!- – -DRIP! – -DRIP!- – 4 #TeamMueller♥ :>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/895675945079652353

    – – —- -☻https://images.c-span.org/Files/69e/20110630231206002_hd.jpg/Thumbs/height.630.no_border.width.1200.jpg

    — – COMMENTS: — –Thoughts and prayers for the health, safety, and wisdom of Judge Beryl Howell.– –

    – – –Cue the smears against her– —

    WATCHIN’. . .

  • Alma98

    This is family peeps. I didn’t want to say anything to my elderly aunt but him being missing this long is not good. The police say he just disappeared. How the fuck does someone disappear without a trace? Where is his work truck?

    https://twitter.com/BAM_FI/status/895622116187545600?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fpragmaticobotsunite.com%2Fthursday-open-thread-black-dancers-who-changed-american-dance%2F

    • Miranda

      The company didn’t have any type of GPS in the truck? This is very strange. Prayers to your family.

      • Alma98

        That’s what I said Miranda, this is so suspicious.

    • BoomerGal

      I hope they find him, Alma. I been there. One of my first cousins “disappeared” many years ago and she was just a teen-ager. She was never found. Prayers to you and yours.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Ohhh alma—Prayers 2 U♥/Family♥—-Annnd– 4 his SAFETY.–
      – -I too wondered about a GPS. . Hmmm. .

    • Joy

      {{{{Alma}}}} Praying hard for his safe return!

    • MsKitty

      Oh no. Sending prayers your way and your family.

    • rikyrah

      Sending prayers your family’s way

    • adept2u

      Oh no I hope everything turns out alright…

    • Prayers to you and your family, Alma.

    • Farrod

      Wow…my daughter and her mom live in that neck of the woods…I hope he is ok…prayers

    • The Shy Lurker

      Damn. I hope he is found.

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      smh

  • Miranda

    So manny dimed ole don jr. out? *Snicker*
    —————-
    Paul Manafort blew the whistle on Don Jr’s secret Russia meeting: report
    10 AUG 2017 AT 12:09 ET

    Paul Manafort appears to be the source who revealed to congressional investigators that he attended a meeting last year with Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer promising damaging information against Hillary Clinton.

    The former Trump campaign chairman’s home was raided late last month by FBI agents seeking evidence in a widening probe of his activity before the election — including his financial ties to Russian oligarchs — after his bank records were subpoenaed, reported Bloomberg Politics.

    Federal investigators have been examining allegations that Manafort laundered money from Russia Eastern Europe through New York real estate, according to two sources familiar with that inquiry.

    Special counsel Robert Mueller is now investigating those transactions, along with the purchase of Trump properties by wealthy Russians over the past decade and disgraced national security adviser Mike Flynn’s foreign entanglements.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-10/with-bank-subpoenas-mueller-is-said-to-turn-up-heat-on-manafort

    • BoomerGal

      They better have him in protective custody.

      • Town

        Don’t worry, if Manafort, Flynn, Sean Spicer or anyone else connected with this regime comes up missing or dead Mueller can add Murder to Trump’s rap sheet.

        • BoomerGal

          Trump won’t be anywhere near that but Putin and the Russian mob on the other hand will do the dirty work.

          • Town

            But everyone will be side-eying Trump, though.

          • BoomerGal

            Heh. He’s side eyed on everything else!

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – – Arrrgg….RESISTANT♥- -ARI Berman♥- – – -CALLIN’ OUT– -“VOTER SUPPRESSION. . .– –

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/AriBerman/status/895657564226150404

    – – -COMMENTS:- –[RE: The DNC]- -They’ve already filed a lawsuit…– –

    – – –They should be verbalizing this to public; especially every time any Democrat appears on television in front of millions of voters!! @DNC– –

  • Miranda

    Ummm……you mean white folks right? Cuz yall still calling black 12 and 13 yr olds, ADULTS.
    https://twitter.com/AmyMorinLCSW/status/894915507178098688

    • Alma98

      sighhh, forever moving the goal posts.

    • Town

      And tsk tsk black teenagers for being unemployed.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- –HMPH!- – –There R some- — 2520’s- – -Who Call– -GROW BLACK MEN — BOY!!— –

      How Does THAT werk into this discussion???

      People NEEDTA- –QUIT!!- – -geesh!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– –From – POPE FRANCIS♥– – Showin’ That He CARES- -4 People♥. . :>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/895676382734426112

    — -BLESSINGS♥ — –

  • 7thangel

    so i finally took a look at the repub and his sidepiece baby mom….

    they’re quite unfortunate and unique looking….

    just so folks remember and picture what i had to…

    the child will need a double chin implant

    https://peopledotcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/delgado-miller-2000.jpg?w=2000

    you’re welcome and good day

    • Alma98

      OMG, talk about bumping uglies lol.

    • Town

      But also remember:

      Some woman other than his wife thought Jason Miller was hot and that was a boost to him.

      AJ Delgado is peculiar looking so it gave her a boost to think some man not only was attracted to her but was willing to step out on his wife for her.

      Both of these funny looking people need to sit down and re-evaluate their lives.

    • MsKitty

      The look like Muppets

      • BoomerGal

        LOL!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    alma- – -ENJOY Your Day. :>)

  • 7thangel
  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — –Some- – -ACA♥/Economic — – -Positivity :>)

    – –☺https://twitter.com/DemDifference/status/895679388481593344

    – – — COMMENT:- – -☻https://twitter.com/DemDifference/status/895679631486984192

    – – -Always – -Welcomin’- -These DATA- –As The Discussion of the ECONOMY- -is Onda Horizon. . .
    **waves 2 – -OUR Beloved PRESIDENT♥** :>)

  • Joy
    • Town

      Manafort said “I see where this is going and I ain’t going down by myself!”

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- –Yaas – —From a RESISTANT♥- – -THIS TRUTH♥ — – -:>)

    – –☺https://twitter.com/theleidy/status/895649148044591105

    – —OUR Beloved PRESIDENT♥ – – -STAYED- – -BUSY!- – -BUSY!– -BUSY- –DAILY♥- -:>)

  • Town

    I wonder what Obama would look like with a goatee.

    • Alma98

      I remember him saying he couldn’t grow facial hair lol.

      • Town

        If it’s going to be fuzzy and Homer Simpson’ish, then please stay clean shaven!

        • Alma98

          LOL, he said it was not that much and it grows in patchy.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY Town- – -Per Teh Google- –Here’s a little facial hair[No goatee though]

      —☺http://www.freakingnews.com/pictures/31500/Unshaven-Barack-Obama–31684.jpg

      Not Bad. . . :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – —From a RESISTANT♥- – – -Ifff – – -ONLY. . – –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/thecitizeNY/status/895690404938620929

    **fangers/eyes -crossed**- –

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– – This NARCISSISTIC- – -VENGEFUL- -IDIOTIC– -PHOOL – –Has Been — Our Get North Korea. . geesh!!

    – – -[Sorry 2 post “IT”]– -☺https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/895688696824971264

    – —*Glares @ “IT” minions!! — – -U PUT this DANGEROUS PHOOL in Office!!- — B Afraid- – -NOW!!– -geesh

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      LOL

    • adept2u

      Get yo shine box!!!

    • jziglar

      LOL! Repeal and replace is dead. Tax reform isn’t happening and neither is a big infrastructure package. He can keep screaming about it but he is a lame duck president.

    • MsKitty

      Like I said the other day, it will be interesting to see how long Mitch and Paulie keep bending over and taking it without Vaseline from Cheeto.

      • Town

        I can see Mitch telling Trump where to stick it long before lil Paul does.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – -LOL- – – THIS is the Best that “Turtleman” could do. .
      — -☺http://richardcodor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Trumpcare-4.jpg

      Face It- – -DELUSIONAL- –“IT”!!

    • rikyrah

      This idiot does not understand the level of blocking that the Turtle has done for him. The Turtle letting loose would not be good for him.

  • Alma98

    Not feeling the commenting system over at VSB’s new home The Root.

    • Miranda

      I hate it.

    • lamh

      is it no longer DISQUS

      • Alma98

        Nope kinja

  • Miranda
  • Miranda

    Again, by every metric of progression, Alabama ranks in the bottom 5 states on all of them.
    https://twitter.com/Bencjacobs/status/895683939767119872

    • Alma98

      Yep this is Alabama, damn yokels.

    • adept2u

      Alabama makes Florida look like the left bank of Paris.

  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – –From- –RESISTANT3- – -Pres. Jimmy Carter♥- — – -WRD.. ..

    – – –☻https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/895703772046925824

  • nellcote
  • Joy
    • Miranda

      Yes!!

      • Joy

        I’m ready to order my Castro 2020 bumper sticker right now! So hoping Joaquin runs for Governor.

        • Alma98

          With Sessions evil ass trying to take us back to the 19th century let’s hope you’ll be able to vote. Or don’t have to take a test, smh.

        • Admiral_Komack

          I just hope he steers clear of Tom Perez and the Bernie-bots.

      • rikyrah

        Yes

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- — *Gentle Sigh*— :>) A FOND MEMORY- – -annnd WORD♥- –From OUR Beloved FIRST LADY♥. . – -:>)

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/895417419606380545

    BLESS U♥- -:>)

  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – -Awww :>)– —DAUGHTER- – Luna Legend♥ — -Is Soo Happy 2 C- -DAD John Legend♥- — :>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/ComplexPop/status/895452488962367488

    The CUTEness♥- – -:>) BLESSINGS♥ :>)

  • 7thangel
    • Joy

      This heifer just lied.

    • Alma98

      Besides her being grifty mannn…I’ll just leave it at that.

    • Miranda

      So the bitch lied

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      Nina – LYIN’- –WHO!!???– – -https://www.mememaker.net/static/images/memes/4123729.jpg

      Good 2 C U♥.- — B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • Why lie about something like that? And what is it with her never ending attacks on the DNC but nothing regarding Republicans. Who’s paying her?

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– –KUDOS – -R – – -In — -ORDER♥- — -Their – -Own- -WAY♥. . – –

    – – -☻https://twitter.com/shadowandact/status/895672021589401600

  • Miranda

    Didnt Van Jones say this was his close friend?
    https://twitter.com/yashar/status/895702787039911936

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – –RESISTANT♥ — – -With- –‘TOON TRUTH!– –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/TomthunkitsMind/status/895706964336013312

    – —GENERALly- – -DANGEROUS!!- –K’MON –KARMA!

    • Joy

      “General Hospital”, “General Tsos”…LMAO!

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL- – -HEEY Joy. :>)- -**BIG HUG** :>)- —

        I KNOW – HUH? :>)- –Hopin’ 4 — -“IT”- – —

        – —- –GENERAL POPULATION!!! :>)

        Good 2 C U. :>) B BLESSED♥- –:>)–http://cdn.mysitemyway.com/etc-mysitemyway/icons/legacy-previews/icons-256/purple-white-pearls-icons-natural-wonders/053649-purple-white-pearl-icon-natural-wonders-raindrop2.png

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– – WOW&1/2!- –WHAT- -An- — HISTORICAL- — DAY♥- –“Justice RBG♥”- – –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/895706336725315585

    – –COMMENTS:- – –Please stay well. Happy 24th Anniversary to the Notorious RBG.— :>)

    Stay strong RBG!– -:>)

    – – — – –Just love Ruth she is one tuff lady– –:>)