October 19, 2017

Thursday Open Thread: Black Historians

Good Morning POU!

Cuesta Benberry (September 8, 1923 – August 23, 2007) was an American historian and scholar. Considered to be one of the pioneers of research on quiltmaking in America, and was the pioneer of research on African-American quiltmaking. Her involvement in quilt research spans from founding and participating in various quilt groups, to writing articles in renowned quilt magazines and journals. As a quilt scholar, Benberry acquired a collection of important quilts dating from the late 19th century up to the 21st century, as well as an extensive collection of paper documents supplementing quilting exhibitions, books, articles and her personal research.

Cuesta Ray Benberry was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Benberry obtained a bachelor’s degree in education from Stowe Teachers College (now Harris-Stowe State University). She later earned her MLS in library science from the University of Missouri at St. Louis. She worked in the St. Louis public schools for 40 years and retired from her job in 1985. She married George L. Benberry in 1951.

A visit to Kentucky to see her husband’s family exposed Cuesta to quilts. She did not necessarily want to make the quilts, but was inclined to study the quilts. Mrs. Benberry looked at the individual in quiltmaking and African-American quiltmaking. She made extensive leaps in quilt research, especially in African-American quiltmaking.

In the early 1970s Benberry started to write for a small magazine based in Sapulpa, OklahomaNimble Needle Treasures, which was unusual in that it published articles as well as patterns. When it was wound up in 1975 she began to write instead for Quilter’s Newsletter, then the only magazine of its kind.

Benberry’s interest in quilting began with her husband’s family, who introduced her into the world of quilting as part of their family traditions. She was fascinated by the significance that quilts held in people’s lives, “They’re on the bed. They’re there at birth. They’re there at death. They’re part of the marriage bed. They’re part of our lives, and they give us so many memories… You’d call a quilt as you would a child. [Her mother-in-law would] lift up a trunk lid and say, ‘Come see my Sugar Bowl’; she didn’t say, ‘Come see my blue and white quilt.’ Then I wanted to learn more about their history.” It was the emotional connection that quilts held in her husband’s family that intrigued Benberry to explore the historical significance of quiltmaking in America.

The information acquired through Benberry’s research included information about African-American quiltmaking, to which she eventually narrowed her research focus. There was little previous research done on African-American quiltmaking so in addition to sorting through her own research and exhausting library resources, Benberry began to interview African-American quilt-makers and gathered information about slave-made quilts, as well as their personal take on the role of African-American quilt-makers in the realm of American quilt history. Benberry ventured away from previous theories on African-American quilt making that suggested visual criteria was the main determinant in qualifying a quilt as African-American. She countered the theories on African-American quilts being determined by one visual style (improvisational) by noting in her comprehensive research the differences in technique throughout several African-American quilts.

Benberry attributes the increased interest in African-American quiltmaking to three specific events:

  • Inclusion of Harriet Powers’ Bible Quilt in Selections of Nineteenth Century Afro-American Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Regina Perry
  • “Harriet Powers: Portrait Quilter” essay published in Missing Pieces: Georgia Folk Art, 1770–1776 written by Gladys-Marie Fry
  • The Mississippi quilt exhibition “More Than Just Something to Keep You Warm” by Roland Freeman.

Research methods

During her research, Benberry kept detailed notes, files, catalogues, correspondences and many other additional paper documents that are now being sorted and used as reference material for people interested in quilt research.

Benberry used the resources around her in St. Louis to begin her research. She started at the St. Louis Public Library, the Washington University Library, the library at St. Louis University, and the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She immediately discovered that St. Louis was the center for manufacturing stamped goods for needlework, leading her to look into the commercial side of quiltmaking.

In order to gain a quilter’s perspective into quiltmaking, Benberry joined various round robin groups (pattern exchanges). Because Cuesta herself was not a quilt-maker, the members of these networks would often send her completed blocks so she could see what they should look like. By joining round robin groups, Benberry developed friendships with active quilters and found a network of people also interested in studying quilt history.

Delores Hinson was one of the many friendships fostered by Benberry’s interaction with various quilting networks. Hinson encouraged Benberry to research further into the history and significance behind the quilt block designs, as well as advised her to publish her research and knowledge of quiltmaking and its history.

In 1986, Benberry went to England to work and study with the Zamani Soweto Council, a group of black South African women. These women were brought to England from South Africa to teach them quilting skills in hopes they would learn a profitable skill to become economically independent. Upon returning to the United States, Benberry began a lecture circuit featuring the Zamani Soweto Council, bringing attention to the apartheid struggle.

Benberry is probably best known for her writing about the diverse contributions to quilting by African-Americans. Her books and articles include:

  • Always There: The African-American Presence in American Quilts (1992)
  • Piece of My Soul: Quilts by Black Arkansans (2000)
  • 20th Century Quilts 1900-1970: Women Make Their Mark (1997)
  • A Patchwork of Pieces: An Anthology of Early Quilt Stories, 1845–1940 (1993)
  • “Afro-American Women and Quilts: An Introductory Essay”, a landmark article published in Uncoverings, 1980, ed. Sally Garoutte.

Benberry also wrote the foreword to quilt history books such as Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad (1999) by Jacqueline Tobin and Raymond Dobard, A Communion of the Spirit: African-American Quilters, Preservers, and Their Stories (1996) by Roland Freeman, Black Threads: An African American Quilting Sourcebook (2002) by Kyra E. Hicks, and Journey of the Spirit: the Art of Gwendolyn A. Magee (2004), edited by René Paul Barilleaux.

Benberry was inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame in 1983. She was a founding member of the American Quilt Study Group and the Women of Color Quilter’s Network.

Cuesta Benberry died on August 23, 2007 at the age of 83. She was survived by her husband, her son, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  • Tunisia

    Good morning, All.

    • Joy

      Morning, Tunisia!

      • rikyrah

        Morning Joy

      • Tunisia

        Morning, Joy.

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, Tunisia

      • Tunisia

        GM, BoomerGal.

    • MsKitty

      Morning Tunisia

  • Tunisia

    Morning, Rikyrah.

    • rikyrah

      Morning Tunisia

  • rikyrah

    Where is the relief package for Puerto Rico?

    • Joy

      Where are the big name athletes raising money for PR, the big name stars? JJ Barea is doing what he can, but he’s not JJ Watt so his pleas for donations don’t get as much publicity outside of DFW.

    • Town

      Where are the Democrats and why aren’t they proposing any relief bills?

      Even
      if the Democrats’ PR relief bill gets smacked down by the GOP you can
      still say “We proposed relief for PR and the Republicans denied it.”

      Where Bernie Sanders at? Where he at?

      • nathkatun7

        “Where Bernie Sanders at?”

        Bernie Sanders is out there, loudly blubbering about the oligarchs while his sycophants, who think he is a mordern day savior, are out there trying to destroy the Democratic Party.

  • rikyrah

    So much needed in California. Here’s info: https://t.co/86mj9zWW5Z #CaliforniaWildfires #santarosafire #SantaRosa

    — Joanna Nesbit (@joannanesbit) October 12, 2017

  • rikyrah

    uh uh uh

    This is staggeringhttps://t.co/M6fLrLj7S3 pic.twitter.com/6evP865z4C

    — Sarah Kaplan (@sarahkaplan48) October 11, 2017

  • rikyrah

    The Chefs can make it to these towns, but FEMA CAN’T?

    #ChefsForPuertoRico delivered the first hot meal in 3 weeks to this mountaintop town outside of Utuabo. Thanks @GoyaFoods for the transport! pic.twitter.com/UQvYHL5SVq
    — José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) October 11, 2017

  • rikyrah

    A comment from BJ:

    Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20 and was gone later that day. Harvey hit Houston on August 25 and finally left the area on August 29.
    The Harvey relief bill was signed on September 11, roughly 17 days after the storm hit and 13 days after it left Houston. No relief bill has been proposed for Maria, and it’s 22 days after it hit Puerto Rico.
    I’d add that the whole line about infrastructure is stupid. Puerto Rico had power and phone service before the storm hit, and largely does not have either today. That’s the only part of the story that matters.

  • rikyrah

    uh huh

    Puerto Rico needs 10 times the response from its government and fellow Americans and it needed it 3 weeks ago. https://t.co/2NcKplVNAF

    — Zedward Tweeterhands (@ZeddRebel) October 11, 2017

    • Miranda

      This is just genocide.

  • rikyrah

    ROTTEN NO GOOD SOB

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 2m2 minutes ago
    More
    …We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!
    632 replies 352 retweets 1,431 likes

    • Kennymack1971

      Such a vile, disgusting man. Yeah let’s get it in….

      Fuck You Mayo Nation.

      • rikyrah

        Thank you for the daily affirmation.

    • Joy

      I hate him so much. I don’t think I’ve ever hated anyone as much as I do this piece of shit muthafucka.

      • Miranda

        You and me both.

        • And her.

        • MsKitty

          Me three

          • BoomerGal

            Me four.

      • nathkatun7

        You are not alone, Joy! He is the most disgusting “muthafucka.” I hate him and I hate all the people who made it possible for him to be president.

    • Town

      Trump needs to pull FEMA, the military and first responders out of Puerto Rico ASAP and let them fend for themselves.

      And Puerto Ricans and ALL AMERICANS of good will need to remember this, too. And vote accordingly.

      If I sound cruel, I’m not. I just think at this point in time, people need to put all their cards on the table and be about that life. If you feel that Puerto Rico doesn’t matter, if Flint doesn’t matter, if Black lives don’t matter, straight up say that and act accordingly. No code words.

      • BoomerGal

        Sometimes such measures become necessary for people to believe fat meat is greasy.

        • Town

          As was stated above, the military can stay in Afghanistan for 14, 15 years but can’t stay in Puerto Rico for 14 days?

  • rikyrah

    US police killings undercounted by half, study using Guardian data finds

    Over half of all police killings in 2015 were wrongly classified as not having been the result of interactions with officers, a new Harvard study based on Guardian data has found. The finding is just the latest to show government databases seriously undercounting the number of people killed by police.

    “Right now the data quality is bad and unacceptable,” said lead researcher Justin Feldman. “To effectively address the problem of law enforcement-related deaths, the public needs better data about who is being killed, where, and under what circumstances.”

    Feldman used data from the Guardian’s 2015 investigation into police killings, The Counted, and compared it with data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS). That dataset, which is kept by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), was found to have misclassified 55.2% of all police killings, with the errors occurring disproportionately in low-income jurisdictions.

    “As with any public health outcome or exposure, the only way to understand the magnitude of the problem, and whether it is getting better or worse, requires that data be uniformly, validly, and reliably obtained throughout the US,” said Nancy Krieger, professor of social epidemiology at Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health and senior author of the study. “Our results show our country is falling short of accurately monitoring deaths due to law enforcement and work is needed to remedy this problem.”
    ……………….
    To assess how accurately that classification was being used, the team took the 1,146 police-related deaths recorded by The Counted in 2015, removed 60 cases that did not fit the criteria of the CDC’s “legal intervention” category and requested death certificate data for the remaining 1,086 individuals. They found that a majority, 599 deaths, were classified as resulting from something other than legal intervention – principally “assault”.

    Researchers found the accuracy varied wildly by state, with just 17.6% misclassification in Washington, but a startling 100% in Oklahoma. “[Oklahoma] had more than 30 people were killed by police there in 2015 and none of them were counted on death certificates,” Feldman said.

    According to the report, there were 36 cases of “legal intervention” captured in the NVSS which were not included in The Counted.

    • Alma98

      We know

  • rikyrah

    uh huh
    uh huh

    Roy Moore?

    The holy roller?

    Grifting crook like all the rest of them.

    Former Alabama judge Roy Moore, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, once said publicly that he did not take a “regular salary” from the small charity he founded to promote Christian values because he did not want to be a financial burden.

    But privately, Moore had arranged to receive a salary of $180,000 a year for part-time work at the Foundation for Moral Law, internal charity documents show. He collected more than $1 million as president from 2007 to 2012, compensation that far surpassed what the group disclosed in its public tax filings most of those years.

  • rikyrah
  • rikyrah

    A comment from BJ:

    Ivan Ivanovich Renko says:
    October 12, 2017 at 8:43 am

    White people.

    I know, most of you guys are white and so it becomes terribly uncomfortable to face, but the vast majority of American white men voted for Trump (IMHO, of course) BECAUSE he ran on obvious racism and misogyny. BECAUSE he was the Birther-in-Chief.

    How do we wean American white people from their addiction to white supremacy?

    “Trump’s dominance among whites across class lines is of a piece with his larger dominance across nearly every white demographic. Trump won white women (+9) and white men (+31). He won white people with college degrees (+3) and white people without them (+37). He won whites ages 18–29 (+4), 30–44 (+17), 45–64 (+28), and 65 and older (+19). Trump won whites in midwestern Illinois (+11), whites in mid-Atlantic New Jersey (+12), and whites in the Sun Belt’s New Mexico (+5). In no state that Edison polled did Trump’s white support dip below 40 percent. Hillary Clinton’s did, in states as disparate as Florida, Utah, Indiana, and Kentucky. From the beer track to the wine track, from soccer moms to nascar dads, Trump’s performance among whites was dominant…By his sixth month in office, embroiled in scandal after scandal, a Pew Research Center poll found Trump’s approval rating underwater with every single demographic group. Every demographic group, that is, except one: people who identified as white.“

  • rikyrah

    hmmmmm

    The Changing Politics of the South
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    October 11, 2017

    I have written before about why the 36 governor’s races in 2018 will be crucial. It is also true that the race in Virginia between Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie that will take place in less than a month will be a harbinger of things to come. But to be honest, the governor’s race that really has my attention is the one that will take place in Georgia.

    On the Republican side, five white men are running in the primary. On the other side of the aisle are two women, Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans. A recent article in The Root by Abrams-supporter Jason Johnson has stirred up a bit of attention. It is titled, “Black Stacy vs White Stacey: A Lesson in Race Politics From Georgia.” Johnson is not the first person to describe politics in the South like this:

    ……………………………………

    Here is how he describes the two candidates:

    In a fair world, Stacey Abrams would be the Georgia Democratic Party’s political fantasy. She’s a 43-year-old single black woman, Spelman grad, lawyer and mystery-novel writer and was Democratic minority leader since 2010 before stepping down this year to run for governor…

    Many establishment Democrats (meaning white folks) in Georgia don’t think a single black woman can win a statewide election, even though white Democrats haven’t fared much better since 2002. Georgia newspapers are filled with words like “uneasy” and “unsure” regarding Abrams’ “appeal,” which is just code for “We want black votes but we don’t support black candidates.” Many of them have thrown their weight behind Stacey Evans, a white, married 39-year-old state representative and lawyer from Smyrna, Ga.

  • rikyrah

    Don’t know if I agree with this.
    The curve for unqualified White Men continues…

    The Discussion About Trump’s Unfitness For Office Has Shifted
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    October 12, 2017

    I’ve already labelled myself as a congenital optimist, so you can put what I’m about to write in that context. But I’m sensing a change in the tone of the discussion about the presidency of Donald Trump. And yes, I think it is mostly related to the recent comments by Sen. Bob Corker. I’ll give a hat tip on that one to Greg Dworkin, who recently highlighted a theory about indexing.

    “Indexing” is a theory of news content and press-state relations first formulated as the “indexing hypothesis.” At its core, the indexing hypothesis predicts that news content on political and public policy issues will generally follow the parameters of elite debate: when political elites (such as the White House and congressional leaders) are in general agreement on an issue, news coverage of that issue will tend to reflect that consensus; when political elites disagree, news coverage will fall more or less within the contours of their disagreement.

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family, lurkers and everyone except Dolt 45, the deplorables, Jerry Jones and Kellyane Conway. Catch a case of botulism.

    • Joy

      Morning, Kmack!

    • rikyrah

      Morning KennyM

    • BoomerGal

      Morning!!

    • MsKitty

      Morning Kennymack

  • rikyrah

    uh huh

    THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 10/11/17
    Maddow: Bad leadership turned Puerto Rico crisis into catastrophe
    Rachel Maddow describes reporting on the chaos in the Donald Trump White House and notes that the continued problems in the disaster response in Puerto Rico that is costing American lives is attributable to bad leadership at the top.

    • Miranda

      Bad leadership is turning this entire country into a dystopian nightmare.

  • Joy

    Good morning, fam!

    • rikyrah

      Hey Joy

    • BoomerGal

      Morning!

    • MsKitty

      Morning Joy

  • rikyrah

    This kind of sanity from FRUM….
    still can’t get used to it.

    Trump’s attitude to sufferering on Puerto Rico an ominous indicator of his likely attitude toward fatalities on the Korean Peninsula
    — David Frum (@davidfrum) October 12, 2017

    • Town

      The more brown people dead, the better.

      He wasn’t seeking a 1000% increase in nukes just to play little green army men in Korea. He wants to get rid of brown/black people on a mass scale.

  • rikyrah

    hmmph

    This is how dicatatorships start — exactly what Putin did in Russia in 2000. https://t.co/NWLBly5l4j
    — Michael McFaul (@McFaul) October 11, 2017

  • rikyrah

    true

    Sci-fi stories used to be about how far humans could reach with technology, now they’re mostly about how low we can sink morally.
    — Shower Thoughts (@TheWeirdWorld) October 11, 2017

  • rikyrah

    they keep on with the lie

    Kansas cut taxes. California raised them. GOP said Kansas wuld thrive, Calif collapse.
    Kansas collapsed. Calif thrived. GOP learns? Nuthin’
    — Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) October 11, 2017

  • rikyrah

    Lips Pursed

    Trump says minorities ‘want’ and ‘need’ more police protection than other Americans
    By Philip Rucker, Damian Paletta
    Washington Post

    President Trump said Wednesday that minorities “want” and “need” more police protection than other Americans, and blamed Democrats for a “crazy” number of murders in Chicago and other large cities.

    In an interview with Sean Hannity, the Fox News Channel anchor who also is a friend and informal adviser to the president, Trump said police in big cities are “not allowed” to respond to what he described as rampant crime because “they have to be politically correct.”

    “Minorities want police protection more than anybody,” Trump said. “They need it more than anybody. What’s going on is crazy. And you look at some of these inner cities where it’s just out of control.”

    Trump’s comments came during a discussion of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who have demonstrated during the playing of the national anthem in protest what they see as injustices against blacks in this country.

    “We have incredible police in this country,” Trump said. “They could stop [crime] if they were allowed to do their jobs… In many cases, it’s the police are not allowed to do their job. They have to be politically correct.”

    Trump placed the blame for what he described as rampant murders and shootings squarely on Democratic politicians. “Don’t forget, the Democrats have ruled the inner cities for 100 years,” he said. “This is their rule.”

    • Miranda

      Somebody please kneecap Marc Lamont Hills for me today.

      • rikyrah

        He was above it all…

        He knew better than to lower himself to vote for one of the two main political parties..

        Cause he knew better. He could REALLY see what was going on.

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        Kneecap won’t do it. Grab a Croquet Mallet.

    • BoomerGal

      Bill Clinton said pretty much the same thing as he revved up the “war on drugs.”

    • Alma98

      I hate this fat orange bastard with the heat of the sun.

  • Miranda
  • Miranda

    This is insane. He hasn’t a clue about ANYTHING. The value of a Wharton degree has dropped to below that of a business degree bought at a flea market.
    ———————–
    Jon Favreau‏@jonfavs
    Wharton degree, folks.
    https://twitter.com/pbump/status/918283026118922246

    • BoomerGal

      Some sources say he attended some classes in the Wharton school of business but got a degree in something else from Penn State. I don’t believe it. I wanna see transcripts.

      • rikyrah

        Thank you. He took some classes at Wharton. And, it wasn’t even the GRADUATE SCHOOL, which is what people automatically think when you say Wharton. It was some undergraduate courses. And, he had to transfer in.

  • rikyrah

    This is…..
    UGH

    Here’s a budget breakdown of a couple that makes $200,000 a year and yet is scraping by
    Emmie Martin | @emmiemartin 10:47 AM ET Mon, 9 Oct 2017

    An annual household income of $200,000 is nearly four times as much as the median annual income in the United States. But although bringing in that much puts you in the upper class, it doesn’t guarantee that you’ll feel rich.

    To illustrate this point, personal finance blogger Sam Dogen of Financial Samurai broke down the hypothetical budget of a couple living in San Francisco with one child, each making $100,000 a year, for a $200,000 total annual income.

    Here’s exactly how this family could spend its money — and end up without much left over.

    ……………………..

    For a detailed breakdown of how Dogen arrived at each of these numbers, read the full post on Financial Samurai.

    In this example, the couple contributes to their 401(k) plans — although they don’t max them out — and are working on paying down credit card debt. But even though they qualify as “upper class,” after taxes, fixed costs, childcare and discretionary expenses, there’s only $5,700 left each year to go towards other savings goals, investment accounts or retirement funds.

    They’re rich by many standards and yet they appear to be just getting by.

    This deficit highlights a crucial lesson: Thanks often to lifestyle inflation, as well as the high cost of certain necessities, earning a higher salary doesn’t always translate to financial peace of mind — or to a well-padded savings account.

    • Town

      The fact this is set in San Francisco deems the whole exercise invalid.

      • Miranda

        The fact that they believe 2 vacations a year for 8k is a necessity makes it laughable.

        • Town

          I didn’t read past “San Francisco”. SF is notorious for having an extreme cost of living. I doubt the poor coal miners in KY can relate.

        • GOVCHRIS1988

          TWO! Not one for a couple of days, but TWO vacations a year. WOW.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      This is a white ass problem here.

  • Miranda
    • 7thangel

      anybody familiar with a parent or close relative suffering from alziemers or dementia, recognize the signs

    • jds09

      I don’t care what kind of bubble they try and put 45 in. The stress of that office is no joke. It ages folks like hot dogs for a reason.

      His ego started out fragile…

      • BoomerGal

        Yup! So, he’s just going from bad to worse.

    • PurpleShoesLA

      Um hello he was repeating himself over and over again and rambling on the god damn campaign trail for over a year in every speech and every fluff interview glowingly forced fed by the MEE DEE YA down our collective throats. Please.

  • Miranda

    TERRORIST.
    ————————————
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A man planted a Mason jar filled with explosive chemicals and nails at a western North Carolina airport last week and vowed to “fight a war on U.S. soil,” according to court documents released Tuesday.
    https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/917780516815990784

    • BoomerGal

      Trump’s base pushing for a race war.

      • nathkatun7

        You are absolutely right. Trump and his base also assume that the military will support their war to restore white supremacy in the United States. Obviously, they don’t know that the people of color make up 30-40% of the U.S. military.

    • Alma98

      I hope he gets his handed to him in jail. These are the people Sessions is protecting.

  • rikyrah

    TRUTH

    We can keep the military in Afghanistan for decades but we can’t keep them in a US territory long enough to restore power and drinking water pic.twitter.com/93CYhmj4Eu
    — David Klion (@DavidKlion) October 12, 2017

    • Miranda

      This is what FEMA’s handing out?? Dear Lord….SMDH
      ———————-
      Stephanie M. Soler‏ @SSoler8
      “They were handing out aprox. 3 cans of sausages, 3 protein bars, 3 bags of skittles & 8 water bottles for a family of 7” -Agudilla resident
      https://twitter.com/SSoler8/status/918256638263484416

      • Alma98

        smmfh

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        It looks like they went to Dollar Tree and bought all of this. Basically 4 dollars worth of shit.

      • jds09

        Jesus.

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, POU.

    • rikyrah

      Morning BoomerG

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, rikyrah

    • MsKitty

      Morning BoomerGal

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, MsKitty

  • Miranda

    This is just insanity….complete insanity. He doesn’t even understand or CARE about consequences, he just wants to kill anything PBO accomplished.
    ————————————
    ‘He threw a fit’: Trump’s anger over Iran deal forced aides to scramble for a compromise
    October 11 at 9:45 PM

    President Trump was livid. Why, he asked his advisers in mid-July, should he go along with what he considered the failed Obama-era policy toward Iran and prop up an international nuclear deal he saw as disastrous?

    He was incensed by the arguments of Secretary of State Rex ­Tillerson, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and others that the landmark 2015 deal, while flawed, offered stability and other benefits. He did not want to certify to Congress that the agreement remained in the vital U.S. national security interest and that Iran was meeting its obligations. He did not think either was true.

    “He threw a fit,” said one person familiar with the meeting. “. . . He was furious. Really furious. It’s clear he felt jammed.”

    So White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster and other senior advisers came up with a plan — one aimed at accommodating Trump’s loathing of the Iran deal as “an embarrassment” without killing it outright.

    more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/he-threw-a-fit-trumps-anger-over-iran-deal-forced-aides-to-scramble-for-a-compromise/2017/10/11/6218174c-ae94-11e7-9e58-e6288544af98_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_trumpiran-810pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.a57f1b8514b2

    • Town

      “No weapon formed against me shall prosper”

      –Obama 20:17

      • jds09

        “Good policy is good politics” Obama

    • Admiral_Komack

      “He threw a fit.”
      SMH.

  • MonieTalks

    Where the “Obama and drones…he killed an American citizen and his son” folks at? Intercept? Glenn Greenwald? Michael Moore?

    British Isis member Sally Jones ‘killed in airstrike with 12-year-old son’

    The British member of Islamic State Sally Jones is believed to have been killed, along with her 12-year-old son Jojo, in a US airstrike.

    Although there is confidence she is dead, it is impossible to be categorical given the inability to collect evidence on the ground. Other members of Isis have been reported dead only to reappear.

    Jones, dubbed “the white widow” by some in the press, was a regular propagandist on social media. She had more than 20 handles on Twitter but there has been no activity from her in recent months.

    The Sun reported that the CIA had told its UK counterparts Jones was killed by a Predator drone strike near the Syria-Iraq border in June.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/12/british-isis-member-sally-jones-white-widow-killed-airstrike-son-islamic-state-syria

    • Miranda

      It no longer matters Monie…they only cared when a black man was Commander in Chief.

    • Town

      Black chick on Twitter pimping her new book?
      Hoteps?
      Blacademics?
      Killer Mike?

      Where dey at?

    • rikyrah

      drones drones dronezzzzzzz

      I remember that crowd…

      NOW?

      quiet as church mice pissing on cotton.

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Hey BoomerG

  • Miranda

    But remember kneeling black NFL players are the real disrespectful ones.
    ————————————
    https://twitter.com/owillis/status/918476430413127687
    https://twitter.com/owillis/status/918324030746316802

  • He shot a security guard thru the door and now…

    Las Vegas shooting: Hotel worker warned staff about Stephen Paddock after hearing rifle fire before massacre

    Maintenance worker Stephen Schuck told NBC News that he was checking out a report of a jammed fire door on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay when he heard gunshots and the hotel security guard who had been shot in the leg peeked out from an alcove and told him to take cover.

    “It was kind of relentless so I called over the radio what was going on,” Schuck said. “As soon as the shooting stopped we made our way down the hallway and took cover again and then the shooting started again.”

    Gunshots can be heard in the background as Schuck used his radio to report the shooting, telling a dispatcher: “Call the police, someone’s firing a gun up here. Someone’s firing a rifle on the 32nd floor down the hallway.”

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/las-vegas-shooting-latest-stephen-paddock-reported-mandalay-bay-hotel-worker-stephen-schuck-rifle-a7995941.html

    The Las Vegas Mayor may as well start writing the blank checks right now.

    • Miranda

      Everything that’s coming out supports that the number of casualties could have been severely limited. The hotel is going to have to cough up a lot of money as well.

      • If he was setting up cameras to see what was going on in the hallway wouldn’t someone have noticed that?

        • rikyrah

          Like….say..SECURITY OF THE HOTEL?

    • rikyrah

      There are so many assumptions that I had about Las Vegas and casino security that just have been blown apart by this act of terror. A lot of safeguards that I thought the casinos had…they didn’t. And, our domestic terrorist knew this.

  • Miranda

    Trump takes a wrecking ball to two Obama legacies
    Oct 12, 2017

    WASHINGTON — Despite his business career as a builder, Donald Trump’s first year as president has focused more on dismantling his predecessor’s achievements — with less focus on how to replace them. This week gives us two key examples.

    At 11:15 am ET, Trump will sign an executive order that experts believe “could rattle the Affordable Care Act’s private insurance markets by allowing a proliferation of cheaper, less comprehensive plans that would undermine rules about who and what insurers must cover,” the Huffington Post’s Jonathan Cohn writes.

    “The new, less regulated insurance plans could provide an attractive alternative to consumers who don’t expect to have large medical bills and who are frustrated with the high premiums they pay for policies today. At the same time, comprehensive coverage could become harder and eventually even impossible to find, especially for people with pre-existing conditions.”

    Then tomorrow, Trump is expected to announce that he’s decertifying the Iran nuclear deal, despite almost every observer and national-security expert — including in Trump’s own cabinet — saying that Iran has abided by the deal.

    Why is Trump taking this action, which would kick to Congress whether the United States would effectively withdraw from the deal? As the Washington Post reports, he threw a fit because his advisers believed the deal had its benefits.

    more here: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/trump-takes-wrecking-ball-two-obama-legacies-n810061?cid=eml_pol_20171012

    • PBO constructed this in such a way that no executive order is going to undo it. The only way is to pass legislation which is not going to happen. Trump would have done this on day one if that’s all it took.

      • Town

        Which is why, Rachel Maddow & Friends, Obama wanted everything codified in LAW, not executive orders.

        • They been trying to undo this law for the past 8 years because Republicans knew any President regardless of party couldn’t get rid of it with an executive order.

        • rikyrah

          THANK YOU.
          PLEASE REPEAT THIS.
          44 wanted it LAW – so, that, it wouldn’t matter WHO was the President.
          Which is why he wanted Immigration done IN LAW.

      • jziglar

        Exactly. That’s why I’m not worried about it because his executive order is illegal and will get blocked in the courts because it violates federal laws and state regulations. Everything about this administration is smoke and mirrors and nothing but failure.

  • Miranda

    Texas teen angry over being called racist threatens classmate: ‘We should have hung all u n*ggas’
    ——————–
    Parents fear for daughter’s safety due to threatening messages
    8:15 pm, Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    R.J. King said he was numb and terrified last month when he read a message on his daughter’s phone.

    He has experienced overt racism before, he said, but never seen someone advocate genocide – let alone in a message directed at his family.
    His daughter, an African-American student at The Woodlands High School, told her dad that she received the message from a white classmate after she posted online in support of National Football League players protesting racial injustice.

    “U liberals dumb as hell,” the boy had sent their daughter over the social media application Snapchat, according to screenshots.
    “Not as dumb as you racist,” the unidentified girl responded.
    “(I don’t know) how the (expletive) racism got brought into this,” the boy responded. “Im standin up for my country.”
    “We should have hung all u n***** while we had the chance,” he continued. “Trust me it would make the world better.” King and his wife said they thought school officials would act on the threat and take the message seriously.

    But weeks after the incident, the boy still attends the school, and the Kings fear for the safety of their daughter and the handful of other African-American students at the overwhelmingly white high school.
    Now, the family is considering legal action after what they said has been a failure of the school and law enforcement to protect their terrified daughter.

    Worse, they said Wednesday, was the school administration’s suggestion that their daughter could transfer to another school to avoid the boy who threatened her.
    more here: http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/conroe/article/Parents-fear-for-daughter-s-safety-due-to-12271350.php

    • So in other words it’s Thursday in Texas.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I wouldn’t fear for her safety, because I would give her a snub nose .38 with a concealed carry permit.

    • rikyrah

      This is who they are. Good that she learns early.

  • MonieTalks
    • Miranda

      I hate everything.

    • Alma98

      This is why I have no desire to join white feminist.

    • BoomerGal

      Guess who WON’T be there.

    • adept2u

      These are the people who responded to Trump by putting a pussy on their heads. I wouldn’t count on them for anything.

    • They’ve got to be kidding.

    • Why??

      • MonieTalks

        Then have the nerve to co-opt Maxine Waters’s Reclaiming Our Time as the slogan, but picked Sanders. FOH!!!!!

        And on the 20th anniversary of the MWM in which Maxine Waters was a speaker. And they have the black chick Tamika malloryspeaking glowingly of the choice of Sanders in this article. Sanders is about the most mediocre person in congress. A campaign and asking to primary PBO is what made him famous….NOTHING else.

        “I think that right now, no one can deny that Bernie Sanders is probably one of the most powerful U.S. senators … on progressive issues, women’s issues, mobilizing millennials. He is really in line with the principles of the Women’s March,” Mallory told the Free Press in an exclusive interview Wednesday night.

        Those principles involve working toward collective liberation for women of all races, ethnicities, ages, abilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths, and economic statuses.

        http://www.freep.com/story/news/2017/10/12/bernie-sanders-speech-womens-convention/756532001/

        • rikyrah

          Phuck outta here with this bullshyt.

    • rikyrah

      sigh.
      sigh.
      SIGH!!

  • BoomerGal

    Morning, Alma

  • Miranda
  • Miranda

    He gets angry when his stupidity is exposed and all he has left is to lash out and make others take the blame for his stupid…the classic “why you make me so angry I hit up” abuser psychology.
    ——————————
    Ezra Klein‏@ezraklein 58m58 minutes ago
    It is one of the darker comedies of this administration that Trump keeps getting angry when he hears what the policies he supports will actually do.
    https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/918450421521436672

    • rikyrah

      because, he is a moron.

    • Miranda

      This is exactly what berners want too.
      https://twitter.com/ASlavitt/status/918485734121705474

      • jziglar

        First off, this executive order is illegal and will be blocked in the courts. Nicholas Bagely a legal expert and professor along with Larry Levitt said that this executive order violates the laws. Politico reports that insurance companies are planning to sue and block the executive order, and states including insurance commissioners plan on suing and stopping it. Once again this is more smoke and mirrors, and this will fail right along with all of their other plans that have failed.

        • Miranda

          Thanks for the update. Very good to know.

          • jziglar

            No problem. This executive order is bullshit. Nothing but a fake move to make it look like he is doing something or getting a “win”.

      • rikyrah

        uh huh

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’ Sepia♥- -**BIG HUG** :>)– –
      Thank U ANDY Slavitt♥- – –4 brangin’ Truth 2 bear upon this – Sabotage- – –SCAM!!– -People NEED 2 KNOW This TRUTH!

      INSURANCE Companies annnd Many Others will OPPOSE THIS In Various Forms.- –

      B BLESSED♥- – -:>)

    • rikyrah

      This is Mayhew’s Response at BJ:

      Risk pools, Executive orders and why my hair is not on fire

      by David Anderson
      at 9:55 am on October 12, 2017

      …………………………..

      I find myself in an odd spot. I don’t think these changes are good for the risk pool but my hair is not on fire. This places me in an isolated minority position among liberal health care wonks. I want to work through my thought process.

      There are two major risk pools in the ACA for most states. The individual market risk pool and the small group market risk pool. In most states those two risk pools never touch. A few states, like Vermont, have a merged risk pool. This analysis will differ in merged risk pool states. Association health plans will pull out healthier small groups if they can find some facially plausible reason to join an association that buys insurance. Some of the lower premiums will be due to selection of a healthier/younger population, some of the lower premiums may be due to fewer benefits being offered. The remaining firms in the ACA small group fully insured risk pool will face higher premiums and that will drive a few of the newly incrementally healthier groups out of the ACA and into association plans.

      That is the definition of a risk spiral that could evolve into a death spiral. However, there has been a long standing out in place for small companies that wanted to avoid the ACA regulations and that is through Administrative Services Only (ASO) contracts with stop loss re-insurance. Effectively this means a small group would pay all of its claims up to a certain point where the stop-loss reinsurance kicks in. If the group has a good, low claim year, they don’t spend much but the reinsurance limits their maximum exposure when they have a bad year.

  • MsKitty

    Morning Alma

  • MsKitty

    Morning rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Morning MsKitty

  • rikyrah

    Hey Alma

  • GreenLadyHere

    – —Good Thursday MornTin’ ALEXANDER2♥/POU FAM♥- –:>) **BIG HUG** :>) Aaahh The COLORFUL♥- –annnd HISTORICALLY- Informational QUILTS of Ms. CUESTA BENBERRY♥– :>)– – – – –

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    – – –A FOUNDER♥– – —She was a founding member of the American Quilt Study Group and the Women of Color Quilter’s Network.– –:>)

    – – – –Thank U ALEXANDER2♥—-4 “OUR-Story” As Told Through OUR QUILTS.- -Beautiful.– -:>)

    — –ENJOY♥- – – -https://shk-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/pumpkin-pie-shake.jpg

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

    • MsKitty

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morn’Tin’ – – –☺http://image.blingee.com/images18/content/output/000/000/000/787/764212536_1498935.gif

        **BIG HUG** :>)– -Have a BLESSED Day♥ — :>)

    • rikyrah

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

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

  • Miranda
    • BoomerGal

      Can’t see it but I bet she talks about the infamous casting couch.

    • Damn.

    • MsKitty

      Shit

    • Alma98

      smgdh

    • The Shy Lurker

      GD!

    • TyrenM

      Reporter is like well you made it so it couldn’t have been that bad. Maybe I need to hear the rest of the interview.

  • BoomerGal

    Heh. We know.

    • lamh

      Oh yeah i know POU do…I was just sharing that i posted it to my FB

      • BoomerGal

        Good post.

      • adept2u

        I’d share that. BTW any POU want to find me on FB I’m adept2u, Albert Johnson Jr. I have no problem saying my names any name I’m associated to any place at anytime. Anybody chasing me better pray to what they worship that they don’t catch me.

  • rikyrah

    so, Mark Consuelos is Papa Lodge on Riverdale. Didn’t see that coming.

  • MsKitty

    I think I might have mentioned before about my co-worker who was once my boss when I came to the company years ago. As I came up in the ranks our professional relationship was more on an equal level, but I still saw him as a mentor. He’s Jewish and conservative with two adult sons he and his wife adopted from South America. And he voted for the orange menace.

    It’s sad because he’s always had my back the 20+ years I’ve been here, but I couldn’t get past that not so much that he helped to put a target on my back, but on the backs of his sons. He may have raised them as Jewish, but Joe Racist on the street is only going to see young men who clearly look Latino and act accordingly. And if it’s a neo-Nazi, Jewish/Latino has to be like a double bonus or something.

    Anyway, cut to the chase. He stops by my office yesterday to chit chat and he’s complaining about how things are so depressing now that he doesn’t even turn on the news anymore. My reaction was pretty much…

    https://media.giphy.com/media/EJLeJNaQPyroA/giphy-downsized-large.gif

    I replied well, this is what people wanted so it is what it is and shrugged. It was either that or me saying “what the fuck did you think was going to happen?” It’s fucked up that there’s sort of an unspoken rift in our relationship now, but there’s no coming back from this. Didn’t have to be this way.

    • Miranda

      He voted for depressing….he got depressed.

    • Trump shot up in the polls when he started calling Mexicans rapist .Your co-worker voted for that. He owns it. That and an explanation to his sons.

      Trump has been around for decades whatever you say about him he’s a very public guy and now suddenly people thought he would make a good President.

      No they just wanted to stick it to Hillary, Dems liberals and most importantly people of color. Now they have a sad. Republicans been screwing them over since Reagan but they control Congress the Presidency and The Supreme Court while swamping us at the state and local levels.

      With all their help the Russians got Trump less votes than Romney but 60 million people and another apathetic 50+ million people like your co-worker got us here.

      • MsKitty

        Yep. That’s why I only blame the Russians but so much. They wouldn’t have been so successful is there wasn’t a deep well of racism, xenophobia and misogyny to draw from.

    • rikyrah

      I’ll say it again..

      Those who voted for Dolt45 and Third Party in 2016

      WILL NEVER BE FORGIVEN.

      The vote for Dolt45 proves YOUR LACK OF CHARACTER.
      The vote for Third Party proves that being selfish and pure is more important than the REAL LIFE RAMIFICATIONS of such frivolity.

      Either way, you disqualify yourselves and I don’t wanna hear it.

      • nathkatun7

        Rikyrah, I feel exactly the same way as you do.

      • PurpleShoesLA

        P.R.E.A.C.H. I need all of this on a damn T-shirt. Seriously.

  • Miranda
    • jds09

      No words.

  • GreenLadyHere

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

    Here’s a “little “warmth 4 U:- — http://bestanimations.com/Nature/Fire/fireplace-burning-fire-animated-gif.gif

    Thank U 4 Your KIND Greeting♥- -Concerns♥- annd BLESSINGS♥.- -Soo Appreciated♥–

    Feeling Some Relief From the Threat of the FIRES.- —BUT Still Watchful.- – :>)

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

  • jds09

    Good morning POU Fam!

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, jds!

    • MsKitty

      Morning jds

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ jds09. :>)- –**BIG- – -Cali- – -HUG** :>)

      Have a BLESSED Day.- – :>)

    • rikyrah

      Morning jds

  • GreenLadyHere

    alma- –My Pleasure.– :>)

  • Miranda
    • BoomerGal

      Hence, “Hollyweird.”

    • adept2u

      When the Sony hack hit it revealed how the upper echelon of Hollywood oh those leftist paragons were thoroughly racist. However, were spilling White women’s tears now and those things are more powerful than Alien’s blood. These motherfuckers are beyond this as far as depravity goes, they fucking make movies about it.

    • Alma98

      Like I said it’s been going on forever.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥— From- – -RESISTANT♥- –MAYOR CARMEN YULIN CRUZ♥- —

    – –☺https://twitter.com/CarmenYulinCruz/status/918490280021676033

    BLESS U♥- – -annnd OUR American Family♥

    — -COMMENTS:- —Mayor–Maria is challenge enough. The rest of America stands with you in horror & are trying to send aid in every way we can. #PuertoRico

    – —We the people want to help more, we want @POTUS to do the right thing. We can’t control that monster. @realDonaldTrump you are the worst!– —

    – –☻https://twitter.com/eprican/status/918494483796258816

  • Miranda

    Honestly, why is he still being referred to as if he isn’t the vile demon he is? No one would refer to ISIS as anything but the gutter terrorists that they are, do the same with the GOP and their leader.
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/918501627857899520

    • adept2u

      Can’t fight evil if you won’t identify it. She already stated her ability to ignore that kind of thing when she before PBO spoke on the subject announced there would be no torture investigations when the Dems took the House. I wish she would assign Maxine Waters as wartime consigliere against Trump. I miss having convos with her daughter I could send her those kinds of messages without her getting too pissed.

      • BoomerGal

        As Maxine said at the BGR awards, you BETTA get controversial!!

        • adept2u

          When Nancy took over the House and decided to drain the swamp she did so by putting cases on Black congresspeople. I don’t forget stuff like that by a damn sight. Black in America is the story of going forward with those who would readily betray you which is why I can’t listen to White people talk to me about the problem with taking progressive steps.

          • BoomerGal

            THIS.
            “Black in America is the story of going forward with those who would readily betray you which is why I can’t listen to White people talk to me about the problem with taking progressive steps.”

  • Miranda

    THEY ARE TERRORISTS. How many times it needs to be said?
    ——————————
    https://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/918501625572061185

  • MsKitty

    The rest is on his timeline. This is straight up genocide happening before our eyes.

    https://twitter.com/DavidBegnaud/status/918499067730317312

    • adept2u

      They’ve spent more concentrated wall to wall time outlining Harvey Weinstein in one day than all their Puerto Rico coverage. Like the slow motion coup we just watched it’s hella painful to watch a crash you predicted.

      • Miranda

        It is so frustrating watching the country implode right now…disaster after disaster.

    • rikyrah

      I believe that they are trying to kill these American Citizens.

      I honestly never thought I’d see another Katrina…and, this is so much worse.

      • I wonder if the gov. of PR is in on it? Isn’t he a Dotard supporter?

        • rikyrah

          I totally believe he’s a slave catcher.

  • Miranda

    You know who stands with Jemele Hill?? Hillary Clinton.
    https://twitter.com/marclamonthill/status/917538122757484546

    • I can’t stand this beady-eye jackass.

      • rikyrah

        He still hasn’t apologized for his election foolishness.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –PRAYERS♥/Thoughts♥- –SADNESS♥- —

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/918440371104899072

  • MonieTalks
    • Alma98

      Tell it Monie!

    • Miranda

      Nope you won’t get a response.

      And this is a prime example of the Dems once again, running scared and letting the GOP dictate the narrative. Not one Dem stood up and said “Fuck that, we are not returning donations and will use the logic of Paul Ryan and Roy Blunt to explain why…NEXT”. They are forever stumbling when the GOP along with the media do this. Every Dem should have been right on these news shows parroting the same line…We won’t accept future donations but we damn sure not giving past donations back because of behavior we just found out about, unlike the republicans who not only KNOW about the Mercer families white supremacist donations but could care less. Now do you want to talk about Puerto Rico, the ACA, the Iran Deal, the botched Yemen raid, The death of four soldiers in Niger or nah??

      • BoomerGal

        Perfect!

      • THIS!!

      • nathkatun7

        THIS a million times.

    • rikyrah

      Go Monie!!!

    • nathkatun7

      I doubt that these vile hypocrites will respond.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –From RESISTANT♥- -KEITH Boykin♥– -CALLIN’ “DOTARD” – –OUT On AID 2 Puerto Rico♥– FEMA is USELESS!

    — ☺https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/918457443071479808

    — – COMMENT:- –Isn’t FEMA is still on the ground in both TX and FL? But we all know he’s not racially profiling or anything, right?

    —-TRUMP NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS DOES NOT CONSIDER PUERTO RICANS AMERICANS OR WHITE. SAD– —

    – — —What a hideous excuse for a man. My cat has more compassion in his paw than this narcissistic pile of puke.

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      I got nothing.

    • MsKitty

      He’s a trip

    • Lawd! Oh, Marshawn…

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- —From- –MAYOR CARMEN YULIN CRUZ♥ — -With STRENGTH- –2– “DOTARD”– –

    – –☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/918506882322587654

    BLESSINGS♥- – -AMEN♥- —

    • MsKitty

      That this letter even had to be written… SMH

      • GreenLadyHere

        MsKitty- –*Co-Sign*- – -Though it SHOWS – -The DEPTH of- – -“DOTARD’s”- – –EVIL/VILE/ RACISM!!–

        He still thinks- – “YOU People”.— -aarrgg- – –

        K’MON- –KARMA- —

    • adept2u

      Puerto Rico needs to go to the UN. Someone and bless this woman maybe her needs to embarrass the fuck out of this hell hole of a country.

      • BoomerGal

        The UN OR the World Court.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ adept2u. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)– –

        WORD.—-She Needsta- -TAKE her/The People’s message– – 2 Any WORLD Governing Body Who can ENFORCE Some ACTION.- –

        It would Be helpful 2 have a COALITION of Caribbean LEADERS 2 JOIN her–In WRITING annnd Otherwise.– –

        – –Continuin PRAYERS. . 4 Our Fellow Americans♥

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

      • rikyrah

        Absolutely. Go to the U.N.

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      GTFOOH! These white men have lost their fucking mind.

    • adept2u

      He’s a fucking predator ON TAPE!!!
      Sheeeeiiiiittttt..

    • He’s taking orders from pundunces???

      I can see what they’re trying to do. It’s Obama birth certificate all over again. They desperately want to tie PBO and HRC to Weinstein.

  • MsKitty
    • BoomerGal

      LOL!!! This reminds of the post yesterday, NOKD!!! LOL!!!

    • jds09

      British shade is a thing of beauty.

    • GreenLadyHere

      MsKitty– -Aaaaaahh—- –“ROYALTY”- —-HONORS- – -A- – -ROYAL 1♥- —WELL DESERVED♥ :>)

      LooKin’ FORWARD- – – > :>)

  • rikyrah

    tell it, lamh!

  • Miranda

    WHAT. THA. HELL.
    ———————-
    A white restaurant manager accused of enslaving and abusing a mentally disabled black man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in South Carolina on a charge of forced labor.
    https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/918509905279102976

    • adept2u

      I’ve never been one to endorse anyone have retribution meted out to them in prison in this instance I feel like I’d want to manufacture a case against myself to go to jail to see this man’s ass whipped.

    • rikyrah

      I remember this story

    • Joy

      Please…let me have just ten minutes alone with him.

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        I wouldn’t need 10 minutes with my Mossberg 12 gauge

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥ — –RESISTANT- -KEITH Boykin♥- – -CALLS OUT — -Hypocrite- -Rand Paul- –With RECEIPTS!!- – –

    – –☺https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/918504910068609027

    – –COMMENTS:- — You know it’s bad if Rand Paul approves.;- – —White men in DC rewriting history to take away the accomplishments of a black man.– –

    – —The Greedy Old Party- A driven, evil desire to destroy the lives of ordinary Americans. No principles. No ethics. No compassion. No empathy

    – — RECEIPT:- – – -“Do we want someone with that kind of character? I think there’s a sophomoric quality about Mr. Trump.” – Rand Paul, 2015– – geesh!!

    • Go with the one from 2 years ago.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin’ woody45. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)- –
        According 2 the Citations- -both R from 2015.- -Annnd there R prolly more. . .Since he tends 2 have- “Foot In Mouth Disease”- — – hmph!

        Have a BLESSED Day♥- -:>)

  • Town

    I am laughing.

    There’s a local BBQ joint in town. They put up a huge NO HATERS sign outside of their restaurant.

    A story started going viral on social media that the reason they put the NO HATERS sign up is because a group of white people came in the restaurant & demanded all the black cooks be sent away, that only white cooks could fix their food. The restaurant allegedly complied but felt guilty so they put the NO HATERS sign up.

    The local TV stations got word & went to the restaurant for their side of the story. The restaurant claims that never happened & they put the NO HATERS sign up as a response to Charlottesville. The stations tracked down the person who started the story on social media & he claims he heard it from somebody who worked at the restaurant (he took his post down but …viral).

    Whatever. The funnee part was they interviewed one patron who claimed he was offended by the NO HATERS sign because the restaurant had no business telling him not to hate. “You mean now I can’t hate anybody or anything? I hate lots of things. What kind of message is that?”

    He was probably one of the ones demanding the black cooks be evicted from the kitchen. LOL

  • Miranda

    Trump tries to leave executive order signing ceremony without signing the order — again.

    For the second time this year, President Donald Trump tried to leave an executive order signing ceremony before he actually signed the order.
    Vice President Mike Pence had to walk over to him, tap him on the arm, and remind him that he still needed to sign the executive order.

    • Something is mentally wrong with this fool.

    • rikyrah

      He is nothing but an embarrassment.

  • Miranda

    Grab your snacks first, then watch!!!
    https://twitter.com/cspan/status/918481763210616832

    • Town

      And that’s how you do it. Get everyone to put all their cards out on the table and get them on the record.

    • That was like pulling teeth!

    • rikyrah

      YES!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥—From The ARCHIVES – – -THIS- –STILL- –Werks- –— – –

    – –☺https://twitter.com/ArtOfMere_/status/821025195603492865

    — -Ifff ONLY. . .*SIGH**

  • MsKitty

    A member of the Minnesota Legislature:

    https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/918519498763898881

    • Miranda

      She would have been well within her rights to say “What the fuck yall looking at??”

      • TyrenM

        OK! Somalia didn’t bomb anyone, but they won’t say shit to or about Saudi Arabia.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- — From- – -RESISTANT♥– -Sen. CHUCK- Schumer♥- – -WORD. .– –

    – –☺https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/918463776919310336
    – –COMMENT:- – –Notice #Trump says nothing similar about FEMA in Florida or Texas. The racism, complete lack of empathy & humanity is painfully obvious.– —

    – – –NOW – – –TAKE- -Some – –ACTION!– –

  • Worldwatcher7

    Hi all. Got here via Twitter, which apparently means I can’t upvote comments. ☹️

    • MsKitty

      Hey WW7

      • Worldwatcher7

        Hey there Ms. K.!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin Worldwatcher7. :>)- — – **BIG – — Comfortin’ –HUG**- – -:>)

      Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

      • Worldwatcher7

        Hug returned!

        • GreenLadyHere

          WW7- –Thank U♥ – –BLESSINGS- –2 U/Yours♥- -:>)

    • rikyrah

      Afternoon WW7

    • rikyrah

      Afternoon WW7

      • Worldwatcher7

        Hey rikyrah!

    • rikyrah

      Did you try to get here via disqus?

  • MonieTalks

    this muthafucka said it was not a partisan issue. Y’all now I had to screenshot the mofo his own words

    https://twitter.com/MonieTalks_1/status/918523281954795520

    • Miranda

      It’s at this juncture that YOU get accused of bullying. LOL

    • rikyrah

      When receipts are brought…they can’t take it.

    • nathkatun7

      Well done Monie Talks! All the people who voted for, and who still support, the sexual predator now occupying the White House, have no moral standing to judge others.

  • MsKitty

    My God, the whitesplaining in the replies. Some of these folks need to have a switch taken to them.

    https://twitter.com/levarburton/status/918231854259437568

    https://twitter.com/RichardVarady/status/918182687743111168

    • Miranda

      They have decided they’re gonna completely tune out racism….and live in their own reality. Problem is, we won’t join them in that fantasy camp.

      • crazycanuck1503

        But they have always done that

        • nathkatun7

          Exactly! One of the reasons I hate the term progressive is:many of the leaders of the progressive movement of the early 20th Century were overtly racist.

    • rikyrah

      They think that people are going to humor them. Don’t have time for this foolishness.

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up