September 16, 2014

Thursday Open Thread: Legendary HBCU Coaches

Good Morning Obots!

Today’s legendary coach is the great Willie Jeffries.

Willie Jeffries, a native of Union, South Carolina, earned his Bachelors degree in civil engineering and a Masters degree in guidance and counseling from South Carolina State University. Additionally, he studied at Indiana University. However, he made his mark in college football, leading South Carolina State University to football prominence.

In his 29-year career, Willie Jeffries compiled a 179-132-6 record. He coached 19 years at his alma mater South Carolina State University (SCSU) in two stints, five years at Wichita State University, and five years at Howard University. Jeffries won almost 60 percent of the college games he coached, which made him the “winningest coach” in the 107-year history of SCSU and owner of more MEAC victories than any other coach.

Jeffries was the first African-American head coach of a NCAA Division I-A football program at Wichita State University. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

His record during his two stints with the South Carolina State Bulldog football team: 1973 to 1978 and 1989 to 2001, includes three Black National Championships, seven Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championships, several post-season appearances in Division 1-AA playoffs, the Heritage Bowl, and numerous coaching awards. Players that Jeffries coached at SCSU include Hall of Famers Harry Carson and Donnie Shell as well as Robert Porcher, Orlando Brown, Chartic Darby, Dextor Clinkscale, David Norman and Anthony Cook.

When Jeffries took over Wichita State in 1979, he became the first African American to coach a Division I-A University. He is credited with creating the “Freeze Option” offense  and is the only man to coach against both Eddie Robinson of Grambling State University and Paul “Bear” Bryant of the University of Alabama.

On May 5, 1988, the Governor of South Carolina, Carroll Campbell presented Coach Jeffries with the Order of the Palmetto.  This is the highest civilian honor in the state of South Carolina and is awarded to those citizens who make achievements of statewide impact.

A scholarship fund and endowment have been established in his name at SCSU. During the 2002 school year, he was honored by the Black CoachesAssociation (BCA) with a lifetime achievement award and inducted into the Palmetto States Black Hall of Fame.

He is a member of several coaching, professional and civic organizations, including the American Football Coaches Association and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Two years ago, he was appointed to the NCAA Football Rules Committee.

 

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  • GN

    Mendacity. USNews:

    Paul Ryan Repeats Auto Bailout, Medicare Lies

    TAMPA—In his acceptance speech Wednesday night, as he denounced the usual politics of divisiveness, GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan repeated a hoary and deceiving tale about a shuttered factory in his home town of Janesville, Wisconsin. He also repeated now standard GOP Medicare half truths.

    http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/robert-schlesinger/2012/08/29/paul-ryan-repeats-auto-bailout-medicare-lies
    ***********************
    The Romnyan campaign has one strategy: LIE. And hope to wear out the media refs to the point at which they get lie fatigue and stop calling out those lies.

    Dems have a very good opportunity here to make a splash by calling out the GOP vice presidential candidate as a liar too pathological to omit known and debunked falsehoods from the biggest speech of his life.

    • Miranda

      Next week the theme should be “Time For Truth”

      • BoomerGal

        You’re right but the problem is many wouldn’t know the truth if it hit em in the face. Even if they did recognize it they wouldn’t acknowledge it because it’s not about truth and integrity. It’s about greed, wealth , privilege and above all else gettin that N%$&^r out of the WH.

        I tell ya,” the U.S. has one of the dumbest populations of any country in the industrialized world.”

  • GN

    This analysis is too kind:

    AP FACT CHECK: Ryan takes factual shortcuts in speech

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Laying out the first plans for his party’s presidential ticket, GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan took some factual shortcuts Wednesday night when he attacked President Barack Obama’s policies on Medicare, the economic stimulus and the budget deficit.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CVN_GOP_CONVENTION_FACT_CHECK?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-08-30-00-20-34

    ************************

    Um, AP, lol…he didn’t take “shortcuts.” He LIED. Through his teeth. As he’s been doing for years. Any media outlet having miss manners fussiness at calling a lie a lie can’t is not going to be able to keep up with Romnyan. Romney and Miss Ann freaking faked a prochoice ideology (premised of the supposed death of a “close friend” in a back alley abortion–need to see the receipts on that btw) in order to pander to MA voters. There is nothing these people will not say or do in order to try to grab the power (and massive amounts of insider information on which to trade and profit) of the WH. Media’s going to have to get used to using the word “lie” unapologetically.

    • Miranda

      LMAO…..I can’t even do anything but laugh at the “shortcuts” gift. There is nothing the media can do to protect these clowns. NOTHING. The President and his fantastic team know the power of social media and have been awesome in encouraging the pushback that we so gleefully give these lying ass cretins. I am LOVING IT.

    • Scopedog

      So that’s what the AP calls lies now….”factual shortcuts”. Nice.

      Why does the media continue to perform verbal fellatio on the GOP? What’s in it for them?

      • conlakappa

        Yes, don’t you love the term? Use it on your family and friends when you don’t want to answer truthfully, “Um, I’m going to have to take a factual shortcut on that…”

        • Miranda

          *snicker*…I already know Stephen Colbert gonna use it just like that tonight LOL

  • GN

    WaPo editorial board:

    Mr. Ryan’s misleading speech

    That, however, wasn’t on Mr. Ryan’s agenda. Instead he offered a speech that was part introduction of himself and his small-town origins, part testimonial to his running mate and — in largest part — a slashing and, in many elements, misleading indictment of President Obama as both a spent force and a threat to American freedom. Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama have starkly different visions about the role of government, but to caricature the president’s vision as “a government-planned life, where everything is free but us” insults voters who surely know better. Emblematic of the liberties Mr. Ryan took was his depiction of the hometown auto plant whose shuttering he implicitly blamed on Mr. Obama — even though the plant closed before the president was inaugurated.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mr-ryans-speech-effective-maybe-but-definitely-misleading/2012/08/30/a9b4e690-f227-11e1-adc6-87dfa8eff430_story.html?hpid=z3

    ******************************

    Lyin Ryan (h/t eclecticbrotha)

    Were I a Dem surrogate, that a would-be vice presidential candidate could lie like this would be a major topic of discussion. He’s an unrepentant, repeated liar, and the biggest speech of his career was packed full of known lies. Major character issue.

    • BoomerGal

      And as I flipped back and forth to see when the speech was finished to hear some descent commentary, I find Bob Schiffer looking and sounding as though he’s having an orgasm on national tv. But at age 88, I guess he more likely peed his pants.

      • jds09

        That’s quite the visual. LOL

  • GN

    @bobcesca_go:
    Paul Ryan is neither “Serious’ nor “Smart.” He’s a bullshitter and liar.

    ******************
    Yup. All of this Ryan hagiography (“serious” “intellectual leader”); he’s kinda just full of shit.

  • GN

    In a nutshell, the entire problem in this country:
    @howardfineman:
    Dems need to hammer Ryan fast and prove clearly that he is a liar because he is a very skilled pol

    ************

    He’s a member of the national media with a big audience. Howard: YOU need to call out Lyin Ryan. YOU’RE the ref. I only agree that Dems need to step up to the plate because I know you and colleagues likely won’t.

    • Ebogan63

      “..because he is a very skilled pol.

      Yeah, Coward Fineman, one that PBO took to the woodshed. You need to have a friggin’ seat!

  • GN

    Right wing complaining that Wolf Blitzer apparently called out Lyin Ryan:

    @LouDagNYC:
    As Soon As Ryan’s Speech Ended, Wolf Blitzer Rushed To Call Him a Liar-this from “blitzed” who “tries” To be objective

  • GN

    I’m listening to a Jeb Bush trying to defend Ryan from the anchor’s accusations that he lied during last night’s speech.

    • Miranda

      How is he trying to defend outright lies that can be PROVEN to be a lie? Is he saying Ryan didn’t lie?Is he telling the anchor that the anchor didn’t hear Ryan correctly?

  • GN

    @BrianWillisTPA:
    3 of the 5 “most popular” articles on the Washington Post website call Paul Ryan a liar #RNC2012 #sayfie http://pic.twitter.com/yzTOjgtZ

    ********
    The right is in a lather because Lyin Ryan’s getting called out.

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      I predicted a few months ago that things would get so bad that the media would be forced to call out GOP lies. We have seen a slow build up which seems to have accelerated recently. I think tonight it will kick in to overrdrive because if you thought Ryan had a problem with the truth Mitt tonight is going to make him look like Johnny Eagle Scout.

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

        There are some pundits desperately trying to draw attention away from Ryan’s lies by focusing on the delivery of the speech and how effective it is/will be, but with social media on the case, it ain’t working.

        • Miranda

          Twitter is f’ing up the media’s whole gameplan. It is truly changing the game.

          • jds09

            I hope there is a changing of the guard in the media. I hope that the journalists that the twitterverse is promoting takes the place of the calcified pundits.

          • edp4bho

            Morning POU. jds09, you mean so I can get back to actually listening to the news and get factual info? That would be refreshing and ease my pressure.

        • conlakappa

          “He’s a straight shooter.”

      • GN

        You were prescient. I remember being astonished when the *Wall Street Journal* published the letters exposing Ryan’s claim to have not asked for stimulus money as a huge lie. Mendious Mitt and Lyin Ryan seem to indeed be forcing “both sides” ppl to have to call him them out.

      • Ebogan63

        Woody, even AP is calling out Ryan and his lies in his speech, you called it! Good on you!

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

    Mornin’ POU!

    I thought I heard Brewer say this!

    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer ‘Endorses’ President Obama At Republican National Convention

    by Tommy Christopher | 9:35 pm, August 29th, 2012

    Republican Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and President Obama have had their well-publicized ups and downs, but in a rare moment of levity at the grim Republican National Convention, the strident administration critic appeared to endorse the incumbent. Governor Brewer told NBC News’ Ron Mott that “I know if President Obama is elected in November, which I hope he is, he will be able to come together with all of us and come up with a solution. I believe he will secure our borders. And therefore, we can resolve all of the other issues as a simple matter.”

    MORE: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/arizona-governor-jan-brewer-endorses-president-obama-at-republican-national-convention/

    • Miranda

      That botox does have its side effects.

      *skips to the bad lounge where Admiral Komack betta not be hogging the remote control*

      • goldenstar

        She does botox and still has all those creases on her mug???

        • Miranda

          Hey its botox…………not magic!

        • BoomerGal

          That’s what happens when there’s no melanin.

      • Admiral_Komack

        I don’t know where it is, and my hand is behind my back because…um, I’m stretching it; yeah, that’s it!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Thursday MornTin’ Sepia — –***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – – -HAH! – – -SHE KNOWS!!

      BUT also — -Maybe she’s beginnin’ 2 B thankful that she STILL has an INDEX FANGER!! – -Humph!

      –I woulda spared of further embarrassment by – – -REMOVIN’ IT!!

      Annnd — ’bout her face: IT has MORE CRATERS than U find on da MOON! – –geesh!

      Good 2 C U Sepia. :>)

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      And she got a big old grin on her face when she said it. Brewer didn’t appear to endorse she did endorse!

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

    The 5 Biggest Lies in Paul Ryan’s RNC Acceptance Speech
    By: Jason Easley August 30th, 2012

    Paul Ryan took the stage in Tampa and peppered his speech with lies, falsehoods distortions and exaggerations. There were many to choose from, but here are the five biggest lies.

    1). Ryan accuses Obama of closing down the GM plant.

    What Ryan Said, “A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that GM plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said: “I believe that if our government is there to support you … this plant will be here for another hundred years.” That’s what he said in 2008. Well, as it turned out, that plant didn’t last another year. It is locked up and empty to this day. And that’s how it is in so many towns today, where the recovery that was promised is nowhere in sight.”

    The Truth: The GM plant closure was announced in June of 2008, when George W. Bush was president. Barack Obama took office in January 2009.

    MORE: http://www.politicususa.com/5-biggest-lies-paul-ryans-rnc-acceptance-speech.html

  • Rhoda

    The Romney campaign has failed on every level. The speech last night is being discussed as a lie and tonight what’s Mittens going to bring? Meanwhile, the Democrats wisely went last this year and they’re going to roll out a convention that will be on point and create a policy platform to run on this fall. And Medicare is going to be a HUGE part of that attack.

    Mitt Romney may give the speech of his life tonight, I don’t know, but it won’t mean a thing come Monday when the First Lady speaks IMO.

    • jds09

      OFA’s push back will be strong. They anticipated this by creating the Truth Team. I thought that was a little old when it appeared but now I understand. I bet they have done tons of research and had gazillion focus groups to figure out the most effective way to deal with LIARS. The Republicans are gonna get crushed. They need to be crushed for their own good and for the good of the country.

    • Scopedog

      The Romney campaign, and the GOP in general, have demonstrated time and time again that they cannot bother with the truth. The GOP has also shown that it intends to drive the country off the cliff just to keep the 1% satisfied.

      And yet, and yet….some still bleat that they cannot or do not see any difference between the two parties.

      The mind reels.

    • conlakappa

      What does the speech of his life mean when we’re talking about someone whose life has been built on gossamer? I doubt he’s ready for his closeup.

  • rikyrah

    Paul Ryan stands on a foundation of lies
    By Steve Benen
    Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:00 AM EDT.

    At a basic level, what bothers me about politicians who lie, especially at a national level, is that the deceptions are insulting. A candidate who knows the truth, but makes a deliberate decision to deceive, is working from the assumption that Americans are suckers.

    And last night, Paul Ryan made painfully clear that he thinks we’re all profound idiots who’ll believe an endless string of lies, so long as they’re packaged well and presented with conviction. Jonathan Cohn suggested last night’s address may have been the “most dishonest convention speech” ever delivered, and I can’t think of a close second.
    It was a truly breathtaking display of brazen dishonesty. Paul Ryan looked America in the eye and without a hint a shame, lied to our face.

    Ryan lied about President Obama’s auto-industry rescue, blaming the administration for a plant closing orchestrated by President Bush. Ryan lied about Medicare, falsely accusing Obama of undermining the system. Ryan lied about the debt downgrade, falsely blaming the president for a downgrade caused by Ryan and congressional Republicans.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/08/30/13566768-paul-ryan-stands-on-a-foundation-of-lies?lite

    • Miranda

      Paul Ryan stands on a foundation of lies
      ___________________

      but in his defense, that’s all he has.

  • rikyrah

    Rice the partisan player
    By Steve Benen
    Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:35 PM EDT.

    Condoleezza Rice appears to have a reputation for relative high-mindedness, especially when compared to her colleagues in the Bush administration. But before she addresses the Republican National Convention tonight, I’d remind the political world that Rice is a far more aggressive partisan than is generally appreciated.

    It went largely overlooked at the time, but in 2004, Rice was the first National Security Advisor in memory to hit the campaign trail, giving Republican stump speeches in battleground states, despite serving in an office that’s supposed to be nonpartisan (especially during two wars). More recently, Rice “electrified” Republicans with a “surprisingly partisan”speech at an exclusive Romney fundraiser. BuzzFeed reported, “One surrogate said he was surprised by the red meat rhetoric employed by Rice.”

    But while Rice is ostensibly hoping to give Romney some credibility on foreign policy — one of his more dramatic weaknesses — she hasn’t quite honed her talking points yet, as was evident on CBS this morning.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/08/29/13552482-rice-the-partisan-player?lite

  • rikyrah

    The most dishonest convention speech EVER?

    You’re going to read and hear a lot about Paul Ryan’s speech on Wednesday night. And I imagine most of it will be about how Ryan’s speech played—with the party loyalists in Tampa, with the television viewers across the country, and eventually with the swing voters who will decide the election.

    I’d like to talk, instead, about what Ryan actually said—not because I find Ryan’s ideas objectionable, although I do, but because I thought he was so brazenly willing to twist the truth.

    At least five times, Ryan misrepresented the facts. And while none of the statements were new, the context was. It’s one thing to hear them on a thirty-second television spot or even in a stump speech before a small crowd. It’s something else entirely to hear them in prime time address, as a vice presidential nominee is accepting his party’s nomination and speaking to the entire country.

    Here are the five statements that deserve serious scrutiny:

    1) About the GM plant in Janesville.
    2) About Medicare.
    3) About the credit rating downgrade.
    4) About the deficit.
    5) About protecting the weak.

    http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/106730/ryan-most-dishonest-convention-speech-five-lies-gm-medicare-deficit-medicaid

  • rikyrah

    The 5 Biggest Lies in Paul Ryan’s RNC Acceptance Speech

    By: Jason Easley

    Paul Ryan took the stage in Tampa and peppered his speech with lies, falsehoods distortions and exaggerations. There were many to choose from, but here are the five biggest lies.

    1). Ryan accuses Obama of closing down the GM plant.

    What Ryan Said, “A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that GM plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said: “I believe that if our government is there to support you … this plant will be here for another hundred years.” That’s what he said in 2008. Well, as it turned out, that plant didn’t last another year. It is locked up and empty to this day. And that’s how it is in so many towns today, where the recovery that was promised is nowhere in sight.”

    The Truth: The GM plant closure was announced in June of 2008, when George W. Bush was president. Barack Obama took office in January 2009.

    2). Ryan Claims Taxpayers Got Nothing Out of the Stimulus.

    What Ryan Said, ” What did the taxpayers get out of the Obama stimulus? More debt. That money wasn’t just spent and wasted – it was borrowed, spent, and wasted. Maybe the greatest waste of all was time. Here we were, faced with a massive job crisis – so deep that if everyone out of work stood in single file, that unemployment line would stretch the length of the entire American continent. You would think that any president, whatever his party, would make job creation, and nothing else, his first order of economic business.”

    The Truth: The stimulus added 3.3 million jobs, cut unemployment by 1.8%, and grew GDP by 4.1%. Nothing is what the country got when Ryan and his fellow Republican obstructed the American Jobs Act.

    http://www.politicususa.com/5-biggest-lies-paul-ryans-rnc-acceptance-speech.html

  • rikyrah

    From The Daily Beast:

    Michael Tomasky on Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech and His Web of Lies

    by Michael Tomasky Aug 30, 2012 12:35 AM EDT

    It just boggles the mind to imagine how Paul Ryan can stand up there and lash Barack Obama for abandoning Bowles-Simpson when he did exactly that himself. Or for taking $716 billion out of Medicare that Ryan’s own budget also removes from Medicare. Or try to blame him for the closing of a GM plant that actually closed while George W. Bush was president. Those three lies are just the beginning of a cavalcade that followed. I can’t in clear conscience call such a speech “good” or “effective.” But I will acknowledge that Ryan can spin the goods like nobody’s business, and that his presence on the stage Wednesday night and on the ticket going forward does put new pressure on the Democrats, because Republicans have never really fought on quite this terrain in quite this way.

    For many decades, the parties basically sort of ceded certain matters to each other. Democrats argued with Republicans about defense spending, for example; but with a few exceptions they rarely tried to say that they were the people you should really trust on defense. They knew they’d lose that argument, and they changed the subject. Republicans did the same on many social issues, or the idea of compassion. They knew they couldn’t compete. Jack Kemp and Newt Gingrich changed this a little. They went around saying that their plans for poor people were superior. No one really bought it, but it did become a standard GOP talking point. Ryan is Kemp on steroids. (It was no accident that he invoked Kemp tonight). No Republican has ever tried to take it to Democrats on the issues they’ve owned for, in the case of Medicare, nearly 50 years.

    Analysis of the fact that Ryan can lie the way he does requires the skills of a psychologist. All I can say is that we’re in new territory—a Republican trying to own a Democratic issue, and doing so on the basis of a couple of lies so blatant that he’s practically saying to the Democrats and the media: “Fuck you, come and get me. You can’t touch me.”

  • rikyrah

    Political Animal

    Blog

    August 29, 2012 5:00 PM
    Who’s Zoomin’ Who On Abortion?

    By Ed Kilgore

    I noted yesterday that in an effort to dial back the abortion policy speculation unleashed by the selection of Paul Ryan as his running-mate, exacerbated by Todd Akin’s unhelpful comments on “legitimate rape,” Mitt Romney seemed to be saying abortion wasn’t really an issue in the campaign and was a judicial issue anyway.

    Somebody must have given him a poll showing vulnerability on this subject, because now we have his sister giving an interview and promising us all that nothing would endanger abortion rights in a Romney Administration:

    Mitt Romney’s eldest sister, who has backed prominent Democrats for office and is in Tampa showing support for her brother, had some reassuring words Wednesday for women concerned about the Republican Party’s hard line on abortion.

    Mitt Romney would never make abortions illegal as president, Jane Romney said when National Journal asked her about the subject after a “Women for Mitt” event. “He’s not going to be touching any of that,” she said. “It’s not his focus.”

    Wonder if anyone’s told that to the antichoice commissars who would have undoubtedly found a way to veto Mitt’s nomination if he had vouchsafed such views during the primaries.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_08/whos_zoomin_who_on_abortion039567.php

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD THURSDAY MORNTIN’ POU FAM♥. ***BIG HUG*** :>)- –

    HAH! – – -Sooo -condi THOUGHT that she was a HIT!? —- —

    HERE R some REAL HITS: – – –

    – -☻-@DavidCornDC – David Corn
    11 hours ago
    Condoleezza Rice: Please ignore my incredible record of failure. Actually, I don’t even need to say that. You’re Republicans, too.

    – -☻ Condoleezza Rice doing better job reading her speech than she did reading “Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside USA” memo.
    @FrankConniff @FrankConniff – Frank Conniff

    – –☻ Rice neglects to mention that PresBush turned a surplus into deep deficits in 8 years. #gop2012
    @CapehartJ @CapehartJ – Jonathan Capehart

    – —☻ Rice: Peace really does come through strength…and invading countries on false premises. #rnc2012
    @DavidCornDC @DavidCornDC – David Corn

    – – -☻A Democrat until 1982, Rice changed parties because disagreed with Carter foreign policy. http://t.co/lX0NbVaI #2012GOP
    @ABC @ABC – ABC News
    11 hours ago

    – – -☻ Excuse me, during the Bush years, did Rice demand his wars be paid for within the budget? (That’s a rhetorical question.) #rnc2012
    @DavidCornDC @DavidCornDC – David Corn

    – –☻ RT @PaulBegala: Most imprtnt thing Rice has ever done is mislead US into Iraq war. Dsn’t apologize, dsn’t even mention it. 4,400+ US dead.
    @jljacobson @jljacobson – Jodi Jacobson
    11 hours ago

    – – –YEAH – – -SHE HIT the points that she wanted 2 –-WHILE IGNORING – -the TRUTH!! – – -geesh!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM: – – – -NEW “OBAMA TEAM AD” – – -:HAH- – –

    – -Obama video renews ‘Etch-a-Sketch’ attacks – – –

    — – The Obama campaign released a web video Thursday reprising a line of attack it used during the Republican primaries earlier this year, calling Mitt Romney the “Etch-a-Sketch” candidate.

    “By hiring Hollywood producers and Madison Avenue mad men heading into Tampa, Governor Romney’s campaign promised a convention reinvention: ‘like an Etch-a-Sketch. You can kind of shake it all up and we start over again,’” Obama campaign spokesman Adam Fetcher said in a statement. “But after a convention focused solely on tearing down the President through insults and ideology – with no substance or new information presented to voters so far – Governor Romney’s record has proved unshakable.”
    THERE IS MORE

  • GreenLadyHere

    pOU FAM: – -FOCUS on OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥: — –

    – -Michelle Obama tells Letterman she ‘tends not to watch’ RNC – —

    – – -Michelle Obama says she isn’t tuning in to this week’s Republican National Convention. But that’s just her.

    Appearing on CBS’ “Late Show” on Wednesday, the first lady encouraged every American to follow coverage of both political conventions. It’s a good way to help each citizen decide which presidential candidate to vote for in November, she told host David Letterman.

    But Mrs. Obama noted that her decision is already made. So is her decision about this week’s convention. As the wife of the guy the Republicans are running against, “I tend not to watch it,” she said.

    – – – -WE R “IN IT” – – -WITH U — FIRST LADY. ***HUGS*** :>) – –

    • jds09

      You know that had to burn Miss Ann. lol

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Thursday Morntin’ jds09. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        LOL. U! AIN’T! NEVA! LIED! :>)- – –

        —BUT – – -betcha SHE will B watchin’ OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY – – -WITH ENVY!! LOL

        – – –Good 2 C U jds09. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM: – —MORE 411 on – “LYIN’-RYAN” - – –

    – -6 Worst Lies In Paul Ryan’s Speech

    – -Vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is taking flack on the morning news shows for his keynote address at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night. His speech was riddled with false claims, so much so that even Fox News wrote, “To anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to facts, Ryan’s speech was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.

    Here are the most glaring lies from his speech:

    1. “A downgraded America.” Ryan blamed the president for the nation’s credit downgrade in August 2011 after Republicans threatened to allow the government to default on its debt for the first time in history. But the ratings agency explicitly blamed “Republicans saying that they refuse to accept any tax increases as part of a larger deal.”
    OH THERE IS MORE! – — -HAH!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – – -HAH! – –ACTUALLY – – - -the RE-THUGS WRITE THESE ADS – – – -with THEIR LIES!! – – –

    – – Obama camp lambasts Ryan speech

    – – -The Obama campaign is out with a video on Thursday pointing out inaccuracies in the GOP vice presidential nominee’s convention speech.

    “Last night, Paul Ryan, the intellectual leader of the Republican Party, offered Americans a forty-minute speech filled with nearly a half dozen previously debunked attacks,” the campaign said in a statement. “And even though Ryan has decided to flagrantly disregard the facts, Obama for America’s new web video lays out the breathtaking falsehoods.”

    Campaign officials are attempting to mute the effects of Ryan’s otherwise fairly well-reviewed address. But they also risk sounding a little childish – as when someone in a playground fight summons intervention from a teacher – ‘Hey, he’s not playing fair!’ The video follows a scathing statement from Obama’s deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter calling the speech “forty minutes of vitriol.” And she and other members of Team Obama took to Twitter Wednesday night.

    “As a member of the commission, didn’t Ryan voted AGAINST the Simpson-Bowles plan?” senior advisor David Axelrod tweeted.

    “It’s rich that Ryan is attacking President on Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan — Ryan voted no on that plan,” Cutter tweeted.
    THERE IS MORE!!

    – -HAH! – – -LYIN’-RYAN- – -GOT–GOT!!- –

    • MsKitty

      But they also risk sounding a little childish – as when someone in a playground fight summons intervention from a teacher – ‘Hey, he’s not playing fair!’

      It wouldn’t be a Politico article without a line or two devoted to concern trolling.

      • GreenLadyHere

        GOOD THURSDAY MORNTIN’ MsKitty. ***BIG HUG** :>)

        – LOL. – – – -I KNOW -HUH! :>) – – THEY cain’t help – – -WHO THEY R – –STR8-in da RE-THUG TANK!!

        I soo tryta IGNORE them. :>)

        Good 2 C U –MsKitty. –

      • Ebogan63

        GOPolitico can run across a busy street with that bullshit.
        “Well reviewed” my azz! So Repubs can lie they azzes off and Dems are ‘childish’ for responding. GTFOHWTSBS!!

    • TyrenM

      To The Axe and LaBlade: GET EM!

      • GreenLadyHere

        GOOD THURSDAY MORNTIN’ TyrenM. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        — – -To The Axe and LaBlade – – -LOL –
        –A POWERFUL DUO –HUH!? – –:>)

        CAIN’T TOUCH — ‘EM!! :>) — THEY R 2 SHARP!!!

        Good 2 C U TyrenM. :>)

  • Camille

    Bebe Winans to close the RNC!

    And it is an unpaid gig! He called them up and offered to sing for free! And when he was asked about it by WaPo, he gives some lame excuse about no matter who wins needing to bring the country together or some bull shit like that.

    God help black folks seriously.

    • Kennymack1971

      *facepalm* One day these folks are gonna learn…one day

    • Alexander2

      (The Democrats are not playing these games)

      “Winans said he alerted the RNC that he would likely be singing at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, too, and that they had no problems with that.

      Oh, and is he set to sing at the Democratic convention?

      “I was, but the invitation was taken back,” Winans said. Oooh. “No hard feelings,” he added. DNC officials did not respond for comment.”

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/post/tampa-musical-acts-some-republican-stalwarts-but-others-cross-party-lines/2012/08/27/9ebd9db0-f08b-11e1-adc6-87dfa8eff430_blog.html

      • jds09

        This is what party discipline looks like. Wap! Up side the head.

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

        SNATCHIES!

      • Miranda

        HA! The Dems not suffering fools even a lil bit.

      • Daltex82

        Bebe “They ain’t playin’!”

        Sincerely

        Cory Booker

      • GreenLadyHere

        GOOD THURSDAY MORNTIN’ ALEXANDER2 — -***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – – – —***BIG SIDE EYE!!*** – –
        The article said that he was a REGISTERED Democrat. – –

        – – -THIS PIC says: – —HE’s An UNDERCOVER- – -RE-THUG!!– – –

        He ain’t foolin’ nobody!! — humph!! –

        -NEVA saw the whole family campaign 4 MR. PRESIDENT. But – -I’ll check. :>)

        Good 2 C U -ALEXANDER2. :>) – -

        • Alma98

          GLH how come in that pic Bush looks like he saying that’s right sing for ya supper boy lol.

      • AxelFoley

        Don’t flirt with the other side (the other side who hates your black ass) and expect the new DNC to let it slide.

        See Booker, Cory

      • BoomerGal

        Ooooooo. I know that hurt.

    • BoomerGal

      The Bible says, His chosen ones will be a simple people and if that ain’t us, I don’t know who is.

    • TresL

      It’s about selling his new album. There was a special recently on Centric, I believe, with him performing patriotic songs from his new album. I think it’s called America. Bebe obviously doesn’t care about the politics. He’s just trying to sell an album. But, because he’s obviously ignorant to the fact that he will be seen as supporting the Republican agenda, he may lose more fans than he gains. Too stupid.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I’m sorry, but I haven’t really been into the Winans family ever since that self serving performance at Whitney’s funeral. His new album must not be selling well, and so he wants, like Artur Davis, to see if white folks will buy him. We need some nigga wake up calls immediately.

      • itgurl_29

        They had a Winans concert at what was supposed to be Whitney’s funeral. Marvin, the pastor, was the worst though. He barely talked about Whitney. I don’t like any of them.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY GOVCHRIS1988. ***BIG HUG** :>)

        – — **fist bump** — -THEY were a DISASTER PIECE!! – –

        – – -Gloria Gaynor sang it[4 da DEMS] – – Go on now, go walk out the door
        Just turn around now ?cause you?re not welcome anymore
        – -LOL.

        – – -Good 2 C U. GOVCHRISS1988. :>) – – –

    • GreenLadyHere

      GOOD THURSDAY MORNTIN’ SisCamille. ****BIG HUG*** :>

      — -YA MEAN – – -THIS MAN of GOD?? — -Who – – – -has some ISSUES with his LOYALTIES annnd SELF CONTROL – – –OoooKaay! – —

      HE’S CONSISTENT!! – — Annd he violates – –THIS:
      – – -“No one can serve two masters, because either he will hate one and love the other, or be loyal to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and riches!”[Matthew 6:24]

      – -4 FREE!! —HAH!! –Don’t believe dat!! –

      Annnd ***fist bump*** 2 GOVCHRIS1988. – – -BEYOND SELF-SERVIN’ –at thr funeral of our BELOVED LADY DIVA.

      He can MISS ME with HIS LIES!! —

      -BTW – — Annnd ANOTHER THANG:- – -CHECK THIS PIC:
      –WE KNOW!!

      Good 2 C U SisCamille :>)

  • Miranda

    Now they lying about lying

    Fehrnstrom: Ryan Didn’t Say Wisconsin Plant Closed Under Obama (VIDEO)

    Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior adviser to the Romney campaign, was taken to task on Thursday morning during an appearance on CNN for misleading remarks made by vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan at the Republican National Convention.
    As he has several times during the campaign, Ryan insinuated on Wednesday night that President Barack Obama failed to save a Wisconsin auto factory from closing. In reality, the factory was shuttered in 2008, when former President George W. Bush was still in office. But Fehrnstrom denied that the campaign was suggesting that the closure occurred under Obama, offering a confusing and vague explanation for the attack that has become a hallmark of Ryan’s stump speech.

    more here http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/fehrnstrom-ryan-didnt-say-wisconsin-plant-closed-under

    • GN

      GTFOH, that’s exactly what Lyin Ryan has been claiming.

    • Kennymack1971

      These suckers are just bold now. Telling a lie about the lie you told last night…damn

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      They really think that the public is stupid. They really believe that. I AM SO GLAD, that we live in the age of Twitter and youtube.

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

        Social media has been a thorn in the Republicans’ side.

    • rikyrah

      youtube is not your friend, mofo

  • Miranda

    oops….somebody must not have finished reading Sally Kohn’s column before she hit “submit”

    Paul Ryan’s speech in 3 words
    1. Dazzling
    2. Deceiving
    3. Distracting
    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/08/30/paul-ryans-speech-in-three-words/

  • itgurl_29

    He’s one of those “love the sinner, hate the sin” anti-gay church folks. Of course he’s gonna vote for Romney.

    ETA: Ugh. This reply was supposed to be to Camille about Bebe Winans.

  • itgurl_29

    delete

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM: – – –From JOHN KERRY:- —

    – – -I have one message burned into my memory for everyone who cares about the outcome of this year’s presidential election:

    Respond quickly and powerfully to attacks from the other side.

    We’ve got to step up and fight back before it’s too late.

    What makes 2012 different from when I ran for president in 2004 is that the other side doesn’t have to wait for an outside group to come along with false attacks.

    – – –SNIP – —
    Barack Obama has been a tremendous leader who has moved our country forward in more ways than we even probably now realize. He needs another four years to get the job done.

    If you tune in to the convention, you’ll see that Mitt Romney and his allies have no qualms about misleading voters if it means defeating President Obama.

    But their attacks won’t work if enough people step up to protect the President’s record.

    Don’t let them get away with it.
    THERE WAS MORE

  • Miranda

    SMH…..who is this, Murdoch’s twin?

    World’s richest woman to ‘jealous’ poor: ‘Drink less, work more’

    The world’s richest woman, Australian mining tycoon Gina Rinehart, urged those “jealous” of the wealthy to “spend less time drinking” in a piece the government described as “insulting” on Thursday.

    Rinehart, whose family iron ore prospecting fortune of Aus$29.2 billion (US$30.1 billion) also makes her Australia’s wealthiest person, hit out at those who she said were envious of the rich.

    “There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire,” she wrote in an industry magazine column.

    “If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself — spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising, and more time working.

    more here
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/30/worlds-richest-woman-drink-less-work-more/

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

      Imma need for her to eat less and workout more.

      • Miranda

        What you want on your pizza? We’re ordering from the bad lounge in 15.

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

          Grilled chicken, peppers and onions please!

      • creolechild

        I’ll keep you company, Sepia. Can I place an order for some ice cream?

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

          Sure, but I got dibs on the Bassetts Peanut Butter Swirl.

  • MsKitty

    The CNN camerawoman speaks out about the “peanut incident”:

    Patricia Carroll, the CNN camerawoman who was assaulted with peanuts and called an animal by attendees at the Republican National Convention, told Journal-isms on Thursday that “I hate that it happened but I’m not surprised at all.”

    Carroll, who agreed to be named for the first time, said she does not want her situation to be used for political advantage. “This situation could happen to me at the Democratic convention or standing on the street corner. Racism is a global issue,” she said by telephone from Tampa.

    Carroll said that no one took the names of the attendees who threw peanuts at her Tuesday on the convention floor and said, “This is what we feed animals.” She alerted fellow camera operators, producers and CNN security. The head of the delegation — she was not certain of the state — told her the perpetrators must have been alternates, not delegates.

    But Carroll, 34, said that as an Alabama native, she was not surprised. “This is Florida and I’m from the Deep South,” she said. “You come to places like this, you can count the black people on your hand. They see us doing things they don’t think I should do.”

    • Miranda

      The head of the delegation — she was not certain of the state — told her the perpetrators must have been alternates, not delegates.
      ______________________________

      That’s a damn lie. So basically, these were delegates and CNN and the convention chairs know which state and its all being swept under the rug as best they can.

      • MsKitty

        Yep. Kinda bothered me when Carroll said that CNN is standing behind her 100% because their actions seem to be anything but. Guess she needs to believe that though.

        • itgurl_29

          She better stand on her own two feet, forget about CNN, and sue the RNC! Black people kill me with this loyal docile bullshit. Make no mistake, if this were a 34 year old white woman who was harassed at an event like this, lawyers would be called and she’d be getting paid, ok! Not us though. We wanna let it go and feel grateful that our employer is “standing behind” us.

          Please. Woman, you were VICTIMIZED. You were attacked racially which kept you from being able to do your job. You need to sue.

          See, my parents didn’t raise me like that. They always taught me to tell on their asses just like they run to tell on us. No way in hell would I let something like this go. This wasn’t an incident on the street done to her by some random person. This happened at the Republican National Convention. They are responsible for it and she needs to quit being scared, sue, and get her damn money.

          • Ebogan63

            First off, I would just have to be fired, cuz if some dough faced MF threw peanuts at me, that would be the LAST thing they did!

            And black folks need to stop this ‘go along to get along’ bullshit she needs to get some self respect, cuz I KNOW her momma and daddy did not teach her to parrot that bullshit she just did to the reporters.

          • itgurl_29

            I wouldn’t have put my hands on them. I would have pulled the “white lady tears” stunt and ran off to the bathroom crying. Then I’d tell my boss I was leaving and too distraught to do my job. Then I’d be on the phone getting myself a damn lawyer.

            No way in hell I’m gonna let myself be treated like that at the RNC and then sweep it under the rug. No way in hell.

          • conlakappa

            Yep, putting her in a hostile situation for work is smelling like a hostile work environment. Too distraught to work.

          • rikyrah

            I’d be in jail, because I would have beat that racist bitch’s ass.

          • TyrenM

            Hate crime.

        • edp4bho

          I agree with all of you. But, if she feels she’d let it go, I ain’t feelin her pain. Black folks have gotten so shitty soft after the civil rights movement, when we supposedly had “arrived”. Uh uh, we have not arrived when we have to continually fight old battles.

      • GN

        Same media which lost its mind over Joe Biden taking Romney’s own “chains” language and extending that metaphor himself—same people, have no problem with a black woman being called an animal by racists at the RNC. Says it all.

      • Town

        She knows what state they were from because she was filming them, right?

        • Miranda

          SHE WAS STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO THEM…but dont know which state it was?? BULLSHIT.

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

          And speaking of filming, you mean to tell me there’s no footage of this incident? GMAB!

          CNN is covering up.

          • conlakappa

            Piers Morgan accidentally hit the delete button, and then he went on to ask some smart black people…

    • Tafr

      When was the last time that a black person had peanuts thrown at them at a convention? I understand Patricia not trying to come off as an ass but come on now. This happened to her because she is black, at a REPUBLICAN TEA PARTY convention, where the racist roam. Now I am not saying the Dem party does not have their racist as we all know they do. However, this president has been the most disrespected president of all time. The president was called a liar by a member of congress while giving a speech. As a black woman Patricia cannot sit there and say there is no difference. I know she has to know better. I hate that it happened to her but I know this woman knows better.

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

      “This situation could happen to me at the Democratic convention or standing on the street corner.

      But it didn’t happen at a Dem convention. It happened at a Republican convention where members of that party are trying to suppress Black voters, and use racist bullhorns to attack the Black community and President Obama.

      Grow a spine, Ms. Carroll.

      • itgurl_29

        When did black folks start raising their kids to be so scared and to lie about racism? When? Because this woman is a few years older than me and my parents always told me no one was allowed to treat me like that. And yes, racism exists everywhere, but there are places where it’s a common and acceptable thing. And a republican events are place where racism is common and acceptable.

        Grow a damn spine, woman.

        • rikyrah

          TELL IT

      • Alma98

        I ain’t feeling that part of her statement either Sepia. I know you gotta eat and pay bills, but that’s just b.s. right there.

      • TyrenM

        False “equivalence”…to keep her job.

      • Town

        She was told to say that if she wanted to keep her job at CNN.

        • dannie22

          yep. prolly threatened her. she needs to call rev al

      • AxelFoley

        No this chick didn’t. Really? Seriously?

    • Daltex82

      This situation could happen to me at the Democratic convention or standing on the street corner.

      Sigh.

      • conlakappa

        Faux is now cuing up one of its interns to get punched by a fake delegate at the hotel where the Ds are staying in Charlotte. Bet on it.

        • AxelFoley

          Wouldn’t doubt it.

        • Daltex82

          And the faux outrage will be of epic proportions.

  • creolechild

    President Obama set the internet aflame Wednesday with his “Ask Me Anything” Q-and-A on Reddit, the massive web aggregator and online community.

    [....] One particular question stood out to us: “What are you going to do to end the corrupting influence of money in politics during your second term?”[....]

    And the president made actual news in his response by personally pressing for an amendment to the US Constitution reversing the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, which freed corporations and unions to spend unlimited company funds on independent political spending. Citizens United also helped pave the way for the SpeechNow.org v. FEC decision that ushered in super-PACs. (Members of Obama’s inner circle have previously made similar statements.)

    Here’s Obama’s full response:[....]

    Read more: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/08/obama-citizens-united-constitutional-amendment-reddit

    H/T Andy Kroll

  • Miranda

    CNN Camerawoman “Not Surprised” by Peanut-Throwing
    “People Think We’re Gone Further Than We Have”

    Patricia Carroll, the CNN camerawoman who was assaulted with peanuts and called an animal by two attendees at the Republican National Convention, told Journal-isms on Thursday that “I hate that it happened, but I’m not surprised at all.”

    Carroll, who agreed to be named for the first time, said she does not want her situation to be used for political advantage. “This situation could happen to me at the Democratic convention or standing on the street corner. Racism is a global issue,” she said by telephone from Tampa.

    Carroll said no one took the names of the attendees who threw peanuts at her Tuesday on the convention floor and told her, “This is what we feed animals.” She alerted fellow camera operators, producers and CNN security. The head of the delegation — she was not certain of the state — told her the perpetrators must have been alternates, not delegates.

    more here
    http://mije.org/richardprince/cnn-camerawoman-not-surprised-peanut-throwing#Carroll

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

    Looks like Tweety is banned from Morning Joke until he tows the line…

    Joe Scarborough says Chris Matthews must shape up if he wants to come back to Morning Joe
    Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 10:22 PM PDT
    by quaoar

    [...]
    Scarborough was especially displeased. During a luncheon at the Poynter Institute in Tampa after that show, Scarborough laid down the law for Matthews’ continued appearances on his show:

    Scarborough said he was upset that “Morning Joe” “wasted five minutes of the audience’s time” during Matthews’ outburst by doing “absolutely nothing to illuminate the conversation.”

    “We love Chris, Chris loves us, Chris comes on the show all the time, and we want him back again,” Scarborough said. Nevertheless, he doesn’t support political outbursts like Matthews’.

    “If people come on our show and do that, they’re not going to come back on our show until we’re certain they’re not going to do it,” Scarborough said. “The problem is, that people who do that, whether it’s on cable TV or online … they are rewarded by either the extremists on the far right or the far left.”

    MORE: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/30/1125751/-Joe-Scarborough-says-Chris-Matthews-must-shape-up-if-he-wants-to-come-back-to-Morning-Joe

    • GN

      He is such a freaking hypocrite. Joe Scarborough is the practitioner of fake civility and using civility complaints to editorialize of the ages. I have seen him RED IN THE FACE angry, screaming, interrupting other people, and behaving like an enormous bully on multiple occasions. He has no issue with being uncivil. He simply didn’t like what Matthews said and lacks the brains and the balls to try to refute it honestly. I don’t mind if Matthews apologizes or whatever, but Joe S with his fake civility racket is full of shit, I hope more people start to see it.

    • Miranda
      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        This is what I’m talking about. Morning Joe is no influential powerhouse. Middling ratings for what a couple of years now? He’s always hovered around this number and it’s weak. I bet you most of that comes from the blogosphere. Local access gets better ratings than Morning Joe.

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

        Seriously; Killer Joe has such an inflated sense of his own importance lol.

    • creolechild

      Hmmm….Pat Buchanan did “absolutely nothing to illuminate the converation” (whatever that means) either,’ yet he was always welcome.

      I wonder why?

    • AxelFoley

      LOL, like Tweety gives a fuck. He got his own show, Joe.

    • rikyrah

      whiny ass titty baby…still remember when his punk ass ran off the set rather than debate Rachel Maddow.

      and, oh yeah..

      WHAT ABOUT THE DEAD GIRL IN YOUR OFFICE, JOE?

  • creolechild

    Wisconsin…GET. IT. DONE!~

    Wisconsin To Allow Electronic Documents For Election Day Voter Registration

    Wisconsin students and young voters got a big boost on Tuesday when the state board overseeing elections adopted a policy allowing people registering to vote on Election Day in November to present identifying documents from a laptop or portable digital device.

    The unanimous decision by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board came after more than an hour of mostly supportive testimony from voting rights advocates, such as the state chapter of the League of Women Voters and university students, many of whom described bringing laptops and printers to the polls in previous elections—only to print documents that were examined and recorded by poll workers, and then discarded.[....]

    Also noteworthy were remarks by GAB Executive Director Kevin Kennedy saying that partisan poll watchers would not be allowed to look at the documents being presented. “Observers are there to observe the process,” he said. “They don’t get to do the [poll worker’s] job. They don’t get to look at the documents. They get to observe if the poll workers do their job, which is to ask for proof of residence, identity, and make proper notation.”

    Read more: http://www.alternet.org/hot-news-views/wisconsin-allow-electronic-documents-election-day-voter-registration

    H/T Steven Rosenfeld

  • Miranda

    Ignorant demonic maggots

    Republican bigot: “It’s about time we got a First Lady who looks like a First Lady…”

    • Kennymack1971

      It’s about time we got a First Lady who looks like a First Lady…”

      Inching ever closer to the N word…I wish they’d just grow a pair, say it and get it over with.

      • AxelFoley

        This rightchere.

        Say it. SAY IT!

    • itgurl_29

      Like i said on Twitter, I don’t even get mad at this stuff anymore. Her day is over. What a sad life when all you have to define you is your whiteness. She feels her world is over because the First Lady and the President are black. They don’t look like her and it angers her so much she can’t even stand to look at them. What a sad pathetic person. She’s so low, it’s not even worth getting angry over.

      • AxelFoley

        This is what it looks like when old white power is in its last throes, to use Dick Cheney’s words against him and his like.

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      If she got Ann Romney that’s about all the VA would ever get from that point on. Ann wouldn’t life a finger to stop the Romney Ryan budget from decimating the VA. This First Lady and President have done more for veterans than some previous administrations combined.

    • GN

      This is who they are.

    • Worldwatcher7

      Michelle Obama has completely transformed all notions about how a First Lady should look and act.

      • conlakappa

        And that’s what scares them the most. Must piss Columba Bush off: they’ve pulled and tucked the mother of the brown ones to a faretheewell and the First Lady comes in looking like herself.

    • TyrenM

      Fuck em. They mad!

  • Alma98

    Good morning.

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

    Is this mofo serious???

    Chuck Todd: Democrats Wish They Had The Same Diversity Of Speakers As The GOP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V_lup99SCk&feature=player_embedded

    • itgurl_29

      Upside down world. They have nothing. The Democratic party is filled with representatives from every ethnic group, yet we envy the diversity of the GOP? LOL They’ve got NOTHING.

      Like Al Giordano said, this isn’t a convention, it’s a wake. The party’s dead and everyone in that hall, including Chucky Toad, knows it.

    • creolechild

      LOL! This came from the comment section…and pretty much sums it up.~

      Why didn’t Chuck Todd say “oh they have two black friends and four Hispanic friends” so the GOP is the party of diversity. Never mind the incident where the black camerawoman was the victim of racial taunts.

      kaysandesses 1 hour ago

    • Alma98

      Possum face bitch! I’ll be in the lounge.

      • Daltex82

        LOL!

      • conlakappa

        Having seen the man face to face, I prefer going back old school to Aunt Esther for inspiration and description: he’s a fish-eyed fool.

        • Alma98

          HAHAHAHAHA!

    • MsKitty

      This is what long-term brain damage from inhaling Sharpie fumes looks like. Chuckles gave up the white board duties too late.

    • Daltex82

      Democrats Wish They Had The Same Diversity Of Speakers As The GOP

      Said the blind man to the deaf dog.

    • AxelFoley

      I don’t even…

      Does this fool live in Bizarro World? Is his Earth square instead of round?

      http://www.supermanhomepage.com/images/characters/who-images/BizarroWorld1-tb.html

    • GN

      lol, he really is a horrible political analyst. He can count to 10 but that’s about it.

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

    Karma’s got jokes!

    April ‏@ReignOfApril
    Ye shall know the truth… #p2 http://pic.twitter.com/kLXpSVdb

  • creolechild

    Condi, let’s be perfectly frank here. Given your previous track record in the Bush administration, I don’t think you’d know a civil rights issue if it came right up and bit you in the ass! But I could be wrong….

    Rice: School Vouchers ‘Civil Rights Issue Of Our Day’

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called education and the need for school vouchers “the civil rights issue of our day” at the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Wednesday night

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/rice-school-vouchers-civil-rights-issue-of-our

    H/T Igor Bobic

    • Miranda

      She is determined to be an outcast right along with Artur Davis.

      • conlakappa

        And they’re both from Alabama. Have they really convinced themselves because they have personally overcome, so have we? Must be really sunny in such a me-centered world.

        • AxelFoley

          Growing up in Alabama really did a number on those two BAMAS.

  • Miranda

    Ken Thomas@AP_Ken_Thomas
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal court rejects tough Republican-backed voter identification requirement for Texas.

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

      YES!!!

      Let me do my dance!

      http://i50.tinypic.com/5klev9.gif

      • Alma98

        LOL! I swear she looks just like my husband’s cousin.

      • itgurl_29

        You can’t tell Tiny nothing!

    • rikyrah

      yeah baby!!!

  • GN

    @MulliganStew63:
    Something is wrong when members of the Secret Service have to show more tax returns to get the job, than the guy wanting to be their boss.

    **********
    Indeed.

  • creolechild

    Pssst…Chuckie T….look over to your left!

    Meet Julian and Joaquin Castro, rising Democratic stars with a strong green streak

    Julián Castro is about to be catapulted into the national spotlight. Next week, the 37-year-old mayor of San Antonio, Texas, will give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention — a primo speaking gig that catapulted another promising young politician into the national spotlight eight years ago.

    Julián will likely be introduced on stage by his identical twin brother, Joaquín, who’s no slouch himself. Joaquín is expected to win a seat in Congress in November. Both brothers went to Stanford and Harvard Law School. Both are frequently cited as rising political stars — though they look barely old enough to be student-body president. And both are outspoken advocates for clean energy in a deeply red state.[....]

    http://grist.org/politics/meet-julian-and-joaquin-castro-rising-democratic-stars-with-a-strong-green-streak/

    H/T Lisa Hymas

    • Town

      They need jobs with Ewing Alternative Energies. #dallas

    • GN

      Wow, I can’t wait to hear them speak! *This* is the type of energy and forward-thinking we need in Congress; not dinosaurs like McCain and overrated ideologues like Lyin Ryan.

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

    Uh, huh…

    “The demographics race we’re losing badly,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.). “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.”
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-republican-convention-emphasizes-diversity-racial-incidents-intrude/2012/08/29/b9023a52-f1ec-11e1-892d-bc92fee603a7_story.html

    • Miranda

      WOW

    • conlakappa

      Or keep his dance card filled.

      • AxelFoley

        *spits out drink*

    • AxelFoley

      CACs ain’t even trying to hide it anymore.

  • Alma98

    Believe or not they tried to put a corporations are people resolution on the Milwaukee ballot. The County Executive Chris Abele vetoed it, I swear Walker and his cronies are slimy scum. I know they were trying to set a precedent, but I believe if it were put on the ballot the resolution would pass.

  • Alma98

    If the republicans are so sure Ryan will win WI for Romney then what’s this about?

    Friends,

    Yesterday, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen requested the Wisconsin Supreme Court lift all orders blocking the enactment of the Voter ID law, effectively overturning the previous rulings of two Wisconsin judges.

    With the November Presidential election just around the corner, as many as 300,000 voters in Wisconsin could be disenfranchised.

    • Miranda

      #LyinRyan has been trending on twitter all morning. The media is not cooperating so they gotta hunker down on Plan B.

  • Alma98

    BluMil were you at? Have you gone back to lurking?

    • BluMilw

      Yes..lurking while I eat lunch. It’s hard for me to post while @ work but I can read updates. I did want to ask your opinion on Abele vetoing the proposed resolution. I’ve been getting several emails from local fauxgressives who are livid with Abele.

      • Alma98

        I think it was a bad idea, the way things have been going here lately it just might pass. Unless they know something that we don’t I say let it alone. Right now they should be keeping an eye on Van Hollen. Are you in the north or south .

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up!

  • GreenLadyHere

    HEEY miranda – —***BIG HUG*** :>)

    AGAIN – -THANK U 4 this series. :>)

    A – -FIRST – -Woo! Hoo! – – —

    – – —☻Jeffries was the first African-American head coach of a NCAA Division I-A football program at Wichita State University.

    He is a MEGA SOURCE of PRIDE. :>)- – –

    Lookin’ FORWARD 2 MORE! :>)

    Have a nice day. :>)

  • Elie

    Where the heck are they getting these token blacks??

    Jane Emonds is angling for a token position again?? This is too sad to watch!!

    • Elie

      This Jane Edmonds woman reminds me of all the substandard, corrupt blacks the Clintons purchased with some token roles here and there and appointments to ho-hum positions and continue to control to this day!!!

      They remain “loyal” to the one who “brung” them, because that remains the key to their greed, hustle and employment or “appointment” opportunities!!!

      What a giggly, childish, unimpressive woman too!! Shame, shame, shame!!!

      “Liberal Democrat” my foot.