December 20, 2014
Pragmatic Obots Unite
Shooting down firebaggers & teabaggers one truth at a time...
En Vogue – Free Your Mind
Club Nouveau – Situation #9
Club Nouveau – Jealousy
En Vogue – Give It Up Turn It Loose
–GOOD AFTERNOON Miranda♥/POU FAM♥ — -THEIR –HITS –JIST KEEP ON COMING. :>) Woo! Hoo! :>) —
– – –Miranda♥ —THEY R EXCITIN’ PRODUCERS. – –GR8 SERIES.
THANK U. :>)
– – -☺ENJOY♥ – -http://img4-1.cookinglight.timeinc.net/i/2013/07/1307p24-spicy-shrimp-sliders-celery-mayonnaise-l.jpg?400:400
— B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ — :>)
POU FAM♥ – – – –MR. PRESIDENT♥ –:>) –Lookin’ FORWARD :>)
– – —☺ @TheRevAl
President .@BarackObama headlines NAN’s National Convention April 9-12, 2014! Register Now! .@NationalAction http://nationalactionnetwork.net/press/president-barack-obama-to-headline-the-national-action-network-nan-16th-annual-national-convention-april-9-12-2014/ … Woo! Hoo! :>)
—“TUFF – TWOSOME♥” :>)
Seethe, Tavis! Seeeeeeeethe!
Sepia♥ —-OH —HE MAD!! -LOL – –☺http://jeffwinbush.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/tavis-smiley-criticizes-obama.jpg
Sepia.♥- – – -Got your reply. :>)
Symmetry? I’m listening to JH Clarke – Education: The Highest Form of Struggle and I see “Free Your Mind.”
Thank you for sending me youtubing this week to Dr. Ben and Ivan Van Sertima.
HEEY TyrenM. :>) – –***BIG HUG**8:>) – —
– – -**BIG fist bump*** – – –Good —CONNECTIN: – -☻ – ☻ :>)
I luv usin’ THAT SONG —WHEN it FITS. :>) –
–LIKE 4 the —-EMOprogs/PLs annnnd assorted other BLAH HATAS.
– – -Good 2 C U TyrenM. :>) B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ – –
Jim Avila must’ve read Joseph Williams article…
Dylan Scott TPMLivewire
Aghast Reporter Asks If FunnyOrDie Interview ‘Damaged’ Presidency
…ABC’s Jim Avila peppered White House Press Secretary Jay Carney with questions during a daily press briefing about President Obama’s appearance on FunnyOrDie.com’s interview series with actor Zach Galifianakis. The president plugged HealthCare.gov during the interview, a part of a concerted effort to reach young Americans.
“How much discussion was there in the White House about the dignity of the office and whether or not, in order to reach these people who don’t watch us at 6:30, or who don’t watch this briefing,” Avila asked, according to a transcript provided to TPM, “how much the dignity of the office might be lost? This is an interview like no other probably ever done by a president.”
Good grief the white house press corp is stupid.
When the media concern trolling reaches DEFCON 1 levels, you know folks are shook.
Did they ask that when previous occupant went on Fishing with Rusty, or whatever it was called? How dare the President reach the young white male cohort?! The WHPC probably hasn’t reached that demographic since Eisenhower was in office. They don’t get it. Zach Gali-fa-whatsit was at the WHPC dinner when the President stepped to and stomped all over The Donald’s feelings. He was the person I recounted Jon Hamm saying was howlingly laughing along with Hamm at the table next to Chump.
Really? After all of the corruption,drugs, and nasty sex that has happened BEFORE Barack Obama came in to office, him doing a 6 minute faux interview on Funny or Die just RUINED the Presidency. DAMN YOU OBAMA, YOU PRETTY MUTHAFUCKA!!!!
A Conservative Meme On School Lunches: Work For It, Kids!
SAHIL KAPUR – MARCH 11, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT
Before Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) fibbed and told a story at CPAC about free school lunches that turned out to be false, the meme had been long in the making as a conservative rallying cry about the evils of liberal ideology.
It was adopted in the Senate primaries by Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA), who suggested in December that school kids “maybe sweep the floor of the cafeteria” if they want to avail of free lunches. Kingston, who is struggling in a three-way race with two ultraconservative opponents, was later found to have expensed nearly $4,200 in meals to his congressional office.
Last April, a state lawmaker in West Virginia, Ray Canterbury (R), argued during a school lunch debate that it’d be a “good idea” to have “the kids work for their lunches.” He proposed that they take out the trash, sweep the hallways or mow the lawns in order to earn their food.
more here: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/no-free-school-lunches-conservative-ralling-cry
People — Including Cops — See Black Kids as Less Innocent and Less Young Than White Kids
MAR 10, 2014 8:04PM ET / POLITICS
Asked to identify the age of a young boy that committed a felony, participants in a study routinely overestimated the age of black children far more than they did white kids. Worse: Cops did it, too.
The study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, aimed at figuring out the extent to which black children were likely to be treated differently than their white peers solely based on race. More specifically, the authors wanted to figure out the extent to which black kids were dehumanized. “Children in most societies are considered to be in a distinct group with characteristics such as innocence and the need for protection,” author Phillip Atiba Goff of UCLA told the American Psychological Association. “Our research found that black boys can be seen as responsible for their actions at an age when white boys still benefit from the assumption that children are essentially innocent.”
more here: http://www.thewire.com/politics/2014/03/people-including-cops-view-black-kids-less-innocent-and-less-young-white-kids/359026/
We didn’t need a study to tell us this but I’m glad they did it.
Now other folks will get to see what we say all the time.
Sepia♥ — -I received your REPLYs. They disappeared. SORRY. :>)
I see them.
OMWORD Sepia♥ – – -I’m now on Google Chrome. But I still can’t C them. They keep disappearing. I’m typing on DisQus Dashboard.
I’ve re-started twice. Maybe I have to shut down. I;ll try. Thank U. :>)
POU FAM♥ — – – -LOL – –FROM – –MR. PRESIDENT♥ —:>)
– – – –☺@WhiteHouse
Hey @galifianakisz, thanks for sending so many folks to #GetCoveredNow at http://Healthcare.gov . And good luck with those spider bites. -bo
— -Annnnd a SUCCESSFUL DAY – –was – – -HAD BY ALL. :>)
THANK U —Mr. G. – annnd–MR. PRESIDENT.♥ :>) – -
Hola POU! It looks like our Prez won Twitter Tuesday & the WH press corps is losing their collective mind.
Don’t you just love it! LOL
–POU FAM♥ – -THIS oughta B interestin’. .
— — -Bill Cosby joins Instagram, posts comedic video –
—– -Bill Cosby may like to make fun of using smartphones, but the comic legend is slowing becoming more acquainted with them.
After attending the South by Southwest festival Monday, Cosby announced that he has officially joined Instagram.
He even greeted his new social media followers in a video posted to his new account:
He betta B SUPPORTING – -MR. PRESIDENT. – –
POU FAM♥ – -I seem 2 B MISSING some posts.[which I can C when I’m logged out.] — Anyone else having the same experience? — -THANK U.♥ – -:>)
I’m not having any problems. I see 24 comments when I’m logged in and logged out.
morphus.♥ – –THANK U 4 your help. :>)
This was happening to me and AG yesterday GLH. After a some time disqus put the comments back.
me…several replies that I know were in the last post just disappeared
rikyrah. Thank U. I can C your REPLY NOW.
But I hope that I can when I REFRESH.
Morphus. Thank U. — I apm REVERSED. I can C your REPLY when I’m LOGGED OUT. — –
I CAN’T C your REPLY when I’m LOGGED IN.
O MY —WHAT 2 do?
Do you have another account like google+ or twitter to log in?
LOL morphus. I am soo TECH challenged. :>)
I have –TWITTER — – -BUT I don’t know how to sign in.
I’m happy 2 C your REPLY now.
I hope that I can C it when I refresh. :>)
That’s what was happening to me last week. Disqus has issues with purging, it seems!
HEEY conlakappa. THANK U. :>)
– –LEMME help DISQUS — -PURGE:
– -HOPE it doesn’t get upset with me. LOL ***HUG***
I was thinking more ana or mia issues!
LOL conlakappa – – -LOL – –I’m somewhat disoriented at this point. :>)- – -
LOL Alma – – -:>) That -“VISUAL GENE” – – –:>)
POU FAM☻ – – -WAY-ELL. I’m STILL REVERSED.
I CANNOT C your REPLIES when I’m –allegedly LOGGED IN.
POU FAM♥ – – [-IMMA just keep posting-even though I’m REVERSED. :>)]
— – –Woo! Hoo! – – -Good ON THEM! – –
— –☺[H/T/Nerdy wonka♥] —
@Gap raised the minimum wage for 65K workers and what did they receive? A visit from President Obama. #RaiseTheWage pic.twitter.com/paQEGxFEgS
POU FAM♥ — -MR. PRESIDENT – –STILL SHOPPING. :>) – –
— –☺Pres. Obama has made a surprise stop to shop at Gap in New York City http://bit.ly/1g6ee6D @marykbruce @ABCPolitics pic.twitter.com/g5WbQJP1nw
– – -I’m sure – –that he’s gettin’ “surprises” 4 – –“THE GIRLS”. :>)
That store is going to sell out of those sweaters by close of business day & GAPs nation wide will do so by the end of the week. There aren’t enough advertising dollars for publicity like this.
HEEY Aquagranny. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>)
— – -☺YA MEAN —LIKE THIS [the GAP WAREHOUSE. :>)] -http://www.businessmagnet.co.uk/manage-account/uploadedImages/129157/317282_165244866899928_163598753731206_307894_1828326695_n.jpg
— -TRU DAT!! LOL – – —
Good 2 C U . :>) –B BLESSED/SAFE/RAIN as NEEDED♥ – – -:>)
Trayvon’s mom will be in Milwaukee tomorrow speaking at a local college.
Alma – – –Thank U. :>)
I received your REPLY – – -BUT it won’t post.Also — -I’m NOT able 2 C the MISSING comments unless I’m LOGGED OUT.
Did this happen 2 U. [REVERSED?] :>)
Yep it happened like that GLH, it’s not you it’s disqus. It happened for most of the day yesterday. I haven’t had a problem so far today, fingers crossed lol.
OHHH Alma –THANK U.♥ – – —
This is sooo disconcerting. :>)
Right NOW –I’m on google CHROME. It’s working fine;
However all my BOOKMARKS R on google.
Maybe I’ll post from HERE 4 a bit. :>)
AGAIN. – – -THANK U. ***HUGS*
Ok GLH maybe it’ll straighten itself later like it did for me lol.
Alma — -:>) – –☺http://www.ltwcm.com/images/animated_little_girl_praying.gif
— –THANK U♥ – -:>)
FoodPorn @ItsFoodPorn 1h
Mickey Mouse Waffles pic.twitter.com/l0x2cklLP3
gimme some butter and syrup and Mickey is mine!!
I’ll share if we can also have a small side of bacon. I ♥ bacon with waffles or pancakes. The syrup has to be that real maple kind from the tree & real butter from the cow, lol.
i feel for those Parents,brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, who lost someone on that Malaysian flight. Hope somehow they get closure. It really is baffling.
POU FAM♥ –UPDATE on the FLA. ELECTION:
– –☺ @dccc
Help get voters to the polls for Alex Sink! Make some calls and let’s win this thing: http://dems.me/OaVhcX pic.twitter.com/aDjIyAECCs
Wishing the BEST. :>)
Now when the Repubs try to block Ms. Adams nomination, because you know they will, I bet Rep. Scott won’t say one word.
Fierce Democratic Critic Of Obama Judicial Pick Praises Latest Choice For Bench
WASHINGTON — The recent icy relations between a Democratic representative and President Obama over a nominee for the federal bench in Georgia are starting to thaw after Obama announced Leslie Joyce Abrams, an assistant U.S. attorney and the sister of a prominent Democratic state lawmaker, as his pick for another empty slot on the Georgia district court.
“She should be fine and a step in the right direction,” said a senior
aide to Rep. David Scott, the Democrat locked in a war of words with
the White House over another Obama nominee to the Georgia court, Michael Boggs.
If approved by the Senate, Abrams would be the first African American woman on the federal bench in Georgia.
Abrams’ sister is Stacey Abrams, the leader of the Democrats in the
Georgia state House. Her nomination was announced late Tuesday afternoon and the aide to Scott said the representative hasn’t had “a lot of chance to vet” her.
But the initial take is positive, and there are signs the White House
is trying to get Scott back on the president’s good side. The aide to
the representative said the White House gave Scott “a little heads up”
on the nomination before it was announced.
this Kneegrow better get to steppin’.
Dems are letting the Ready For Hillary PAC know that the mid-term elections are the #1 priority, not Hillary’s presidential aspirations. However, in my opinion, the PAC is going to do the bare minimum just so they can say, “See? We helped. Now help Hillary”.
Hillary Clinton Shadow Groups Grapple With Question Of Midterms
Ruby Cramer BuzzFeed Staff
When “Ready for Hillary” went to Iowa in January to talk about the next presidential election, Democrats there said they had another set of races in mind: the midterms.
“We got a little something ahead of us first,” said Ken Sager, the
president of the Iowa Federation of Labor and one of dozens of activists who attended the Ready for Hillary “kick-off” meetings in Des Moines. Sager and other Democrats who talked with officials from political action committee brought the conversation back on multiple occasions to the slate of key races in Iowa this fall.
About a week after the meetings, Ready for Hillary held a state-wide
organizing call with Iowan activists and volunteers. The same thing
happened. Democrats on the call asked what the group could do this year, according to a participant.
…Officials with the PAC have indicated they will not give paid staffers or money to other Democratic campaigns. But as they spend more time on the ground in states this year, the topic of midterms, and how the group can be helpful, isn’t going away.
they continue to think someone is playing with them. they really do.
POU FAM♥ — -HOW ENDEARING :>) —***ALLERGIES** :>)
— – -Deion Sanders Places Fatherhood Above All Else in ‘Deion’s Family Playbook’- – –
– – – – –*Deion Sanders was as famous for his on-the-field showboating as he was for his skills as a Hall of Fame cornerback in the NFL.
Thanks to Oprah Winfrey’s OWN, fans are getting to see a less braggadocios side of the retired player in Prime Time’s reality series, “Deion’s Family Playbook,” which highlights his role as a single dad raising five kids of his own, as well as five other children.
The show also follows his charter school Prime Prep Academy, which he co-founded as an effort to make a lasting impact on kids in underserved communities.
“I am single, but not alone. I have Tracey,” Sanders told us, referring to his girlfriend Tracey Edmonds. “She’s one of the best things that has ever happened to me.”
A busy Hollywood producer with two sons of her own, Edmonds comes to visit every other week.
THERE IS MORE – — – – –Lookin’ FORWARD :>)
– – —FATHERHOOD POSITIVITY :>)
I’ve watched the couple of episodes of his reality show, and I find it entertaining. I couldn’t even imagine having 8 kids.
Latino media shifts focus from GOP to Obama
Here’s something that could turn into a real problem for the White
House: After months of hammering away at Republicans to act
on immigration reform, the Latino media is increasingly shifting its
focus to President Obama, urging him to unilaterally slow deportations.
“There has been a shift within the Hispanic media,” Jorge Ramos, the influential Univision anchor who has been called the “Walter Cronkite of Hispanic media,” told me. “If you read the editorial pages in the most important Spanish language newspapers, you notice immediately how the conversation has changed from attacking Republicans to attacking Obama.”
“But now Ramos says many in the Latino media have decided Republicans will never act, leaving them little choice but to focus on Obama.”Can they really be this damn dumb? This is beyond illogical. So instead of focusing on the legislature that is controlled by a group determined to block you, you decide to blame your ally? HOW FUCKING STUPID CAN THEY BE?
Si, they can. Spanish media may be marginally better than other MSM outlets but they respond to $$$ just the same. This whole thing stinks to me like a rotting burrito.
This doesn’t make any sense to me
that’s why they stay losing.
Jorge needs to take his pretty ojos off PBO & go sit on the big cactus and rotate! He has been getting on my last nerve lately.
Well then they can officially kiss any chance of immigration reform passing. The law is the law so the president can’t just ignore it and stop deportations. You can blame Obama all you want but no one including him gives a damn since he’s termed out.
PBO has already done a lot to stop deportations with the DREAM Act & also making ICE re-evaluate deportations that separate parents from children. I have seen that in AZ already in a few cases.
This is just more media BS & I am so sick of it!
Yeah he has done a lot. It’s like they expect him to perform god like miracles. He can’t stop all deportations or unilaterally pass immigration reform. Like you said these critics are not being honest.
President Obama Visits NYC, Takes Surprise Shopping Trip to The Gap
Mar 11, 2014 4:41pm
Apparently even President Obama knows that New York City is a great place to shop.
During a trip to the Big Apple today, the president made a surprise stop at the Gap.
Obama checked out some khakis and sweatshirts. A cheery saleswoman talked him through a few options, including a V-neck pink sweater.
Obama said he was worried the V-neck would “slip” off his daughter’s shoulders.
He ultimately settled on a light pink crewneck for Sasha and a bright pink one for Malia.
A White House official explained the president’s impromptu stop: “In his State of the Union address, the President called for businesses to raise workers’ wages, and today the President will visit a Gap store to show his support for Gap Inc.’s decision to increase wages for their US based employees.”more here: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/03/president-obama-visits-nyc-takes-surprise-shopping-trip-to-the-gap/
POU FAM♥ – — –A SENSITIVE annnnd PRACTICAL –FOLLOW-UP —
– – – – -***tears/SMILES***
— –Spin For Safety: Autism Speaks Event Honors Avonte Oquendo [GET INVOLVED] —-
– – –New York City mourned the loss of Avonte Oquendo,
the young autistic teen who wandered from his Queens school, and was tragically found dead months later. His memory lingers far beyond the missing posters that served as a reminder of the lost teen in the subways. Arielle Patrick, along with other local young influencers, created a “Spin for Safety” event to honor Avonte and benefit Autism Speaks.The event aims to raise awareness and funds to provide emergency tool kits and resources for families with autistic children at risk of wandering off.
The event will take place on Saturday, March 29 at Swerve Fitness, and all proceeds will benefit the crucial initiative. After a charity sweat session, a cocktail reception will include spins by DJ Alex Cecil and refreshments provided by Liquiteria and Broadway Catering.
THERE IS MORE – – – –
– – –THANK U♥ annnd BLESS U♥ — -2 the ORGANIZERS.♥ :>)
— – – – – —YEAR of ACTION – -in the COMMUNUITY♥
– – -RIHEP♥ – —CONDOLENCES 2 Family/Friends♥ – -AMEN♥
Garfield lost his mind!
I hate cats, I’m afraid to watch. I’ll take your word.
There’s no video cc lol.
Oh then i’ll go read lol. I envisioned some crazy cat scratching the hell out of someone
OK, I hope they got rid of that “cat’
I hope the cat gets adopted by someone who actually understands cats.
Knowing that the cat has “a history of violence”, why would you let your baby near him? #TeamCat
Also #Teamcat! Even if the cat is not of a cranky nature, you keep them away from babies. Same with dogs. Some people are just estupido & should not have pets.
Exactly, AG! That’s common sense, but common sense ain’t so common.
Speaking of dogs and babies, my mom told me that when I was a baby, my uncle’s dog, a German Shepherd, would always watch over me whenever we would visit. ❤️
Dogs, unlike cats, are pack animals & you were a small vulnerable part of the pack.
My sister friend had a cat that use to run and hide under the bed the minute a child was in the house lol.
I’ve had cats like that and I have had others that loved being with children. I had one that would let my daughters dress him in doll clothes & wheel him around in a doll carriage.
People just have to use good sense & educate themselves if they want to have pets. This is especially important if the pets are going to co-exist with babies or young children.
It sounds like these people do not understand cats at all & should never have had one. Unless the cat is ill, this kind of behavior is a response to abuse & stress.
I hope the cat gets adopted to a better home & not just euthanized.
“this kind of behavior is a response to abuse & stress.”
Exactly. The triggering event was the baby pulling the cat’s tail followed by the father kicking the cat just before the entire family and dog retreated to bathroom. Therapy for the cat is not the solution.
POU FAM♥ – – HAH! – — -KARMA – – -is ON da MOVE- – –
—Michael Dunn’s Sentencing Delayed
— - A Florida man convicted of attempted murder in a confrontation over loud music will have to wait until at least Friday to see if a judge sentences him or waits until after the 47-year-old software developer’s retrial on first-degree murder.
– – – – -SNIP — —
Dunn’s attorney on Monday asked that sentencing be postponed until after the second trial. Defense attorney Cory Strolla says he is concerned that statements Dunn makes at a sentencing hearing could be used against him in his second trial.
— -LOL —THIS – – –>Strolla also said he is stepping down as Dunn’s attorney and asked Judge Russell Healey to appoint public defenders. – – – -[WE – -OUTEE!! – -LOL]
THERE IS MORE – – –LOL
– – —-SEEKING JUSTICE 4 JORDAN♥ – – – – –
RIHEP♥ – – –☺POU FAM – -CARES♥–http://comments16.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/6.gif
It looks like Alex Sink will lose FL-13 as had been predicted for weeks. Nevertheless, look for the media to carry the GOP’s water and proclaim this a sign of Dem weakness and how the country is definitely right wing and anti-Obama. Bet on it.
I couldn’t get why this is supposedly a “bellweather” for the 2014 midterms? A district with a GOP advantage in registration is voting on MARCH 11th for a replacement to the now dead REPUBLICAN Congressman who served since Nixon was President? I’m surprised it was as close as it was.
I know, and with 39 % turnout. The Virginia elections last year could be a greater example of a bellweather, but the democrats swept those races so it doesn’t count.
Somehow this house race in Florida is a bellweather for the 2014 midterms, but Virginia GOP losing the 3 top spots to the Dems was nothing.
The American media is worthless and the only people who aren’t clued in are the American media and the corporations that own and control them. We can’t successfully run Democrats who once ran away from our President, and then blame our President for their loss.
Earlier this morning after reading the GOP had the lead in absentee-ballots, I knew the results. When folks turn their attention to and take action against the GOP’s absentee-ballots bungling scams, the Dems GOTV efforts will work as expected.
Is Sleepy Hollow not on Video yet? I went looking for it today and saw everything but that.
I looked for it today too…
What is the hold up?
Senate Makes America’s Pathetic Public Financing System Even More Pathetic
By Josh Israel on March 11, 2014 at 4:20 pm
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) successfully attained unanimous consent on Tuesday to pass H.R. 2019, a House bill to end public funding for party conventions. The bill would authorize the money to instead be spent on a decade-long National Institutes of Health (NIH) pediatric health initiative, but would not actually appropriate the $12.6 million annually to that project.
In 1971, Congress created a system to publicly finance the general election portion of presidential elections. Three years later, in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal, Congress expanded this program to provide matching funds to presidential primary candidates who agree to abide by certain spending caps and to publicly fund most of the costs associated with the major parties’ quadrennial national conventions. These programs were funded by taxpayers who voluntarily check off a box on their annual federal income tax returns to designate a portion of their tax payments to the system. In elections from 1976 to 1996, major party candidates utilized the system and nominees were free to focus on campaigning rather than fundraising.
But the available public funds did not keep pace with the increasing costs of running a national campaign — and the changing realities of outside spending in U.S. elections. No major-party presidential nominee has accepted the primary matching funds since Al Gore (D) in 2000. No nominee has accepted public funding for the general election since John McCain (R) in 2008. In 2012, just three candidates (Libertarian Gary Johnson, Jill Stein of the Green Party, and Republican/Reform Party/Americans Elect candidate Buddy Roemer) received any public financing. But the public financing of political conventions was the one part of the system that remained largely in tact, as both the Democratic and Republican Parties accepted nearly $18 million each for their 2012 conventions — money that would otherwise have been raised from moneyed political interests groups and wealthy donors.
Its all show. The case McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission is before the Supreme Court to unleash campaign finance aggregate contribution ceiling.
Tara McGuinness ✔
http://FunnyorDie.com is the #1 source of referrals to http://HealthCare.gov right now.
11:21 AM – 11 Mar 2014
Here are the numbers for that single, brief appearance.
[….] UPDATE, 4:50 p.m. ET An administration official said Tuesday afternoon that HealthCare.gov had received 19,000 direct referrals from the FunnyOrDie.com video.
H/T Dylan Scott
Ya know you are a geek when you’re sitting at home watching a public access mathematics show where the teacher is answering a math problem on her blackboard and you are also attempting to solve the problem before she does…lol.
LOL! More power to you! Math gives me a headache.
AG. I literally love this type of stuff. In a fantasy world, I’d never work, I’d just go to university and learn a new subject every day.
I’m a big geek, I admit I love learning…period. But science is my forte’
I love science. I’m just not a pure mathematics type person. My Sis has a masters degree in math & one of my brothers is an engineer who likes to do calculus for fun. I joke that they got all the share of math genes in my Fam.
Still in a Renoir mood
Still Life with strawberries
Love it! One I am totally unfamiliar with. I don’t think I have ever seen this one before but I can taste those berries!
’12 Years A Slave’ Box Office Sales More Than Double After Oscar Win
Oscar award night was a good one for 12 Years a Slave, and the week after hasn’t been too shabby either. According to box office tabulations (and Entertainment Weekly), the historical drama and Best Picture winner expanded to double the number of theaters, and ticket sales went up 116 percent.
The film has already been in theaters for 21 weeks, putting it well past its prime. It’s also available on demand, meaning people could also stay home and watch it on their televisions. But it brought in $2.1 million, pushing its total sales up to $53 million for its run. The other nominees – Gravity and Dallas Buyers Club among them — also saw an increase in ticket sales, but the bump was much smaller. In the case of Gravity, it was only one percent. Though one could argue that just about everyone who wants to see that movie in the theaters has. It has already grossed more than $100 million, making it the highest grossing film of all the nominees.
Glenn Ford, Black Man Wrongfully Convicted By White Jury, Freed After Nearly 3 Decades On Death Row
After 30 years on Louisiana death row, inmate exonerated of murder
By Michael Muskal March 11, 2014, 2:50 p.m.
Glenn Ford, one of the nation’s longest-serving prisoners on death row, is scheduled to be freed from a Louisiana prison after he was exonerated of charges that he killed a man in 1983, his lawyers announced.
A Louisiana court on Monday ordered that Ford, an African American who served 30 years on death row, be released after new information exonerated the former yard worker of killing a white man. Ford was expected to be released Tuesday.
“We are very pleased to see Glenn Ford finally exonerated, and we are particularly grateful that the prosecution and the court moved ahead so decisively to set Mr. Ford free,” said Gary Clements and Aaron Novod, attorneys from the Capital Post Conviction Project of Louisiana who represented Ford.
more here: http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-death-row-inmate-exonerated-20140311,0,1786698.story#ixzz2vhmd3ucn
Glad for him, but it was 30 fucking years.
For real. I hope he gets help on the outside.
This makes me so angry that I have no words for how I feel.
Scott Aukerman of ‘Between Two Ferns’ on How They Got President Obama to Play Along http://vult.re/1ixb1R2 @vulture
Great share! I really enjoyed reading this. Our Prez is amazingly tuned into popular media. This was a brilliant move. No wonder GOP & MSM heads are exploding today!
Ooops…looks like the Clintonistas are getting a taste of their own medicine and I sincerely doubt these donors will go through with their threats, but you never know…
Clinton Keystone Dodge Prompts Donors to Rethink Support
Wealthy Democratic environmentalists are considering withholding support for a 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential bid unless she reassures them about their top priority: Killing the Keystone XL pipeline. “She’s kind of a closed book on the environment,” said Guy Saperstein, an Oakland-based venture capitalist and former president of the San Francisco-based Sierra Club Foundation. “I, for one, would not support her until she gives us more information.”
So far, Clinton has demurred on Keystone — she declined to answer directly a question about it during a March 5 event in Vancouver — even though it was under review by the State Department for much of her tenure as secretary.[….] Betsy Taylor, a political strategist who is working with environmental activists and donors, has heard other contributors talk of backing away from Clinton without more assurances on their top issue.[….]
Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-11/clinton-keystone-dodge-prompts-donors-to-rethink-support.html
H/T Jonathan Allen
Losing donors couldn’t happen to a more deserving couple.
A Major Victory for Obama: House Republicans Introduce 3 Bills That Improve Obamacare
In what is a major victory for the president, House Republicans will
vote on three bills next week that correct small issues and unintended consequences in the ACA.[….] What makes this news all the juicier is that Boehner and company introduced these bills last Friday while conservatives were distracted by CPAC. The right wingers were screaming about repeal from across the river the Republican leadership was submitting legislation that improves the law.[….]
The answer to why the House Republicans are trying to improve the ACA can be found the polling. The popularity of repeal has sunk to a record low. The vast majority of Americans say that they want to keep and improve the law.[….]
Read more: http://www.politicususa.com/2014/03/11/major-victory-obama-house-repubicans-introduce-3-bills-improve-obamacare.html
H/T Jason Easley
How long have we been using these products on a regular basis? Wouldn’t it be better to…oh I don’t know…maybe test it thoroughly before allowing these products to be mass produced?
A Frightening Field Guide to Common Plastics
The safety debate over plastic products has centered largely on BPA, but many BPA-free items may be exposing us to harmful chemicals with similar effects. Neuroscientist George Bittner and his colleagues tested 455 products, from plastic wrap to food containers, and found that 72 percent leached some amount of synthetic estrogens.
Here’s a guide to common plastics (often identifiable by the number stamped on them) and the percentage of samples that displayed estrogenic activity.[….]
Read more: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/guide-estrogen-common-plastics-bpa
H/T Alex Park
creolechild. :>) —Uhhh – – U RANG☻ :>)
– – -☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzZnQ7hX8cM
— -ENJOY♥ – – -:>)
Archer Vice is a crazy ass show..LOL
Like I said, folks are shook…
Planters better start building a giant can to hold all the nuts!
I’m guessing you all haven’t found an Island yet.
Island? I want them all sent into space to explore strange new worlds with a one way ticket!
The stoopid is strong with these folks…
The Onion can’t even make material like this.
Ignant, ignant. Lincoln wouldn’t have freed slaves if he could have retained a whole nation by not!
Comfort House to remain open
The Jeffrey George Comfort House will remain open after an anonymous local donor offered to assume its $545,000 mortgage, said Jo Fannin, executive director. The board of directors met Tuesday evening with the donor and his attorney and voted in favor of accepting his offer.[….] The house, located behind St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, provides temporary lodging for families of adult patients recovering from serious illnesses or injuries at several of the region’s hospitals[….]
Since it first opened in February 2000, the Comfort House has provided temporary lodging for 25,000 guests who have lived farther than 50 miles from the Huntington area. It has had the capacity to house 12 families at any one time in a comfortable, family-style atmosphere.[Dr. Grant Shy] said that the bank holding the mortgage on the house’s 25-year loan was calling it in after 12 years of timely payments and great credit rating. The news stunned many, Fannin said, and resulted in an outpouring of support.[….]
Read more: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/x32208314/Comfort-House-to-remain-open
H/T Kristi Murphy and GNN
How can a bank call in a mortgage “after 12 years of timely payments?” Something is rotten here. I’m glad they got someone to help.
Hi honey bunny. If I were to guess because it’s centrally located and is in close proximity to approximately six hospitals, that makes it prime real estate for developers. Greed is a big motivator. Other than that, I can’t think of a valid reason for the stunt the bank tried to pull.
POU FAM♥ – –Awww ♥- – -Lookin’ BACK)
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Here’s something else for the residents of wingnutopia to be upset about…
President Obama Gets To See Game Of Thrones Before Everyone Else
[….] In a report published Tuesday, Vanity Fair asked Game of Thrones creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff about a rumor
that Obama regularly gets episodes of the show early. They responded in an email “one perk of being the most powerful man in the world: yes, you get to see episodes early.”[….]
Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/president-obama-game-of-thrones
H/T Daniel Strauss
Researchers: Elephants can tell the difference between human languages
[….] Researchers played recordings of human voices for elephants at Amboseli National Park in Kenya to see how they would respond, according to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Some of the voices were from local Maasai men, a group that herds cattle and sometimes comes into conflict with elephants over access to water and grazing space.[….] Other recorded voices were from Kamba men, who tend to be farmers or employees of the national park, and who rarely represent a danger to elephants.
Still other voices tested on the elephants included female Maasai speakers and young boys. All were saying the same phrase: “Look, look over there, a group of elephants is coming.” The recorded voices were played for hundreds of elephants across 47 family groups during daylight hours. When elephants heard the adult male Maasai voices, they tended to gather together, start investigative smelling with their trunks, and move cautiously away. But when elephants heard females, boys, or adult male Kamba speakers, they did not show concern.[….]
Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/10/researchers-elephants-can-tell-the-difference-between-human-languages/
H/T Agence France-Presse
WOW, how interesting. I love stuff like this.
POU FAM♥- – –BRANGIN’ “GOOD NEWS” – – -:>)
– –Good News: Brooklyn Youth Found In Union Square – –
– – – -A Brooklyn youth who went missing last Wednesday was found in Union Square Monday morning, the New York Daily News reports.
Kareem Granton (pictured) hadn’t been seen since he left his friend’s apartment in their Brownsville building last Wednesday, after they’d been playing video games that afternoon.
A Good Samaritan saw Granton on a downtown 4 train entering the Union Square subway station around 7 a.m. Monday. She then notified a nearby NYPD officer.
– – –SNIP – –
Granton told police his identity before they called his parents to the station, which has an NYPD Transit Bureau. He said he’d been riding the subways by himself.
THERE IS MORE – – – Woo! Hoo!
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– –BLESS him/Family. :>) AMEN♥
There’s way more to this story. That boy doesn’t hardly look 12. Where has he been for almost a week? I’m glad he was found safe.
–☺http://files.shroomery.org/files/06-19/709142654-waving-cactus.gif Aquagranny – –***eye-2-eye***
The article was scant with details. There may B a good reason [his safety.] :>)
– – -I’m glad he was found safe.- – -ME 2. :>)
I meant to talk about this the other day and forgot.
I’m so glad that FLOTUS is working on nutrition and getting kids to eat fruits & veggies. I went grocery shopping last weekend. And the teen girl that rang me up didn’t know what fresh garlic or a red onion was. She asked me what is this I said a garlic clove then she asked what the onion was. I hope FLOTUS’s program reaches far & wide. You can’t eat healthy if you don’t even know what vegetables are.
I’ve had that happen to me & not always with teen checkers. I had a woman ask about a bunch of radishes once. She said:
“I thought they were beets but they looked funny.” Seriously!
Fast food has done a number on people’s perception of real food.
POU FAM♥ — – -LOL — -OF COURSE. – LOL☺http://media.tumblr.com/9f74a3d7c4c362cc613e9b40bb8bda2e/tumblr_inline_moq5kbBQOM1qz4rgp.gif
— -Right-Wing Media Is Predictably Outraged Over President Obama’s Comedy Sketch —
– – – — -As we detailed in a story earlier on Tuesday, President Obama appeared in a Funny or Die web video with comedian and
actor Zach Galifianakis. The video is part of an interview series that
Galifianakis does for the comedy website known as ‘Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.’ Overall, the interview with the President was pretty darn funny. At the same time, the President used the video as a way to inform people of the health care law.
UAnyway, the predictable outrage hit immediately at Fox News. During Fox & Friends, Elizabeth Hasselbeck said, “Some would argue that it’s inappropriate for the president of the United States to be advertising a law, an insurance plan.” This was after co-host Brian Kilmeade stated it was inappropriate for the President to be sitting down for a fake interview that was really a comedy skit. This is really rich. Somehow, Hasselbeck feels that President Obama should not be saying anything positive about the current health care law orencouraging people to sign up for health insurance.
THERE IS MORE – – – – – -CALLIN’ —OUT!! –LOL
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HAH.! – – — LOL! — ——–RACISTS!!! LOL
POU FAM♥ – – -A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT –A FIRST♥ –:>)
– —☺March 11, 1948
Dr. Reginald Weir becomes the first black player to compete in the U.S. Indoor Lawn Tennis Association Championship. —
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– – CONGRATULATIONS- –With PRIDE :>) :>)
mmm, okay…. Um, uh, he’s black? Just askin…
(as I’ve read someone here say. “He ain’t exactly black from a distance…)
HEEY isonprize. ***BIG HUG*** :>)
— –As the “RULE” goes – – 2 B a “NEGRO” —IT took”:
— – – -LOL.- – —
Annd I betcha he hadta drank – – –HERE:
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— -With the OTHER – –“CULLDS.” :>)
WE have had many – -NAME CHANGES [Even ifff WE di-int wanna.] :>)
—Goood 2 C U. :>) B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ — -U♥/Son♥. :>)
POU FAM♥– -[Apologies ifff a dup] – – –ACA POSITIVITY♥ :>)
– – – -New data show Obamacare gaining traction – :>)
– – – — -Here’s a rundown of the latest metrics on the Affordable Care Act.
— The percentage of uninsured Americans is falling sharply, reaching 15.9% as of the end of February, according to Gallup.That’s the lowest rate the survey firm has measured since 2008. The greatest gains in insured status were shown by people earning less than $36,000 — a prime target for the act — and black Americans. Hispanics still lag.
– The cost of health insurance and medical care came sharply down in January, according to number-crunchers at Goldman Sachs and the Commerce Department. Goldman Sachs attributed the slide to cuts in the reimbursement formulas for Medicare services, which are written into the law. The ACA is effectively putting more money in people’s pockets — the Commerce Department estimated that the expansion of Medicaid benefits under the ACA amounted to $19.2 billion in January.
– The grand total of Obamacare enrollees — including insurance exchanges, Medicaid members, and young persons kept on their parents plans — can be estimated as high as 13 million, according to independent statistician Charles Gaba, whose conclusions and methodology can be found here.
Gaba estimates the number of exchange members at somewhere between 3.65 million and 4.73 million as of the beginning of March. That makes it look plausible, if not certain, that the total will reach 6 million by the end of open enrollment, March 31. And that figure is the revised projection for 2014 enrollment from the Congressional Budget Office–pared down from its original target of 7 million, because of the well-known technical problems suffered in October and November by the HealthCare.gov website. It’s important to remember that experts expect the pace of enrollments to pick up steam all through this month, as the deadline approaches.
– – – — -SNIP — – –
– — -If you want to know why the Obamacare horror stories you’ve heard often don’t seem to hold up, these figures tell you why. What they don’t say is whose interest is served by continuing the effort to scare people? Not the average American’s, that’s for sure.
— – – -THANK U MR. PRESIDENT♥ :>) – –
Traction? LOLOLOL Obamacare ain’t going nowhere!! No time soon…
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— -U.! – – – -AIN’T! – – -NEVA!- – – -LIED!! :>)
POU FAM♥ — – – – -There is ONLY 1 REASON 4 my postin’ THIS: –
– – – -☺ @UniteBlueTX
Obama Will Seek Broad Expansion of Overtime Pay http://nyti.ms/1lxO9CW Great news for millions of Workers! #UniteBlue pic.twitter.com/loMINTp47C
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– ETA: – – -Oh YEAH – – -The WORKERS. :>) — -
Term 2, baby, GreenLady. LOL
– – -HEEY La Qosine. :>) – —***BIG HUG*** :>) —
– – – -***BIG fist bump*** —:>)
– – – – — -“YEAR of ACTION” — – :>)
— –Good 2 C U LaQosine. :>) B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ :>) — -
POU FAM♥—IN HONOR of the PARA-OLYMPIANS: – -[Will FOCUS on AA para-olympians –Past- –Present –Future] –[First] :>)
– — – -☺Meet the Athletes: Dartanyon Crockett -:>)
– – – – -As a wrestler, Dartanyon Crockett was a tough and aggressive athlete, relying on speed, strength and a strong attack to pin his opponents quickly.
On the judo mat, where Crockett now competes, aggression
takes a backseat to technical finesse. “If you’re aggressive and attack
all the time,” Crockett says, “ you’ll probably get your own body
weight used against you.” Crockett began his transition from
wrestling to judo when the U.S.A. Judo coaches recruited him, in 2010, to their sport. He took the opportunity and ran with it, taking the1st place national title in the 81kg and 90kg categories.
It was a huge change, but Dartanyon has been dealing with challenges all his life. He was born with Leber’s disease, a degenerative disease that causes acute vision loss. He lost his mother when he was only eight. His father struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol, which left Crockett with an unstable home life. (His father has been sober now for three years and “is and always has been my biggest supporter and fan.”) In need of an outlet, Dartanyon turned to wrestling for his high school team, where he held a 26-3 record his senior year.
Looking back at his life so far, the 21-year-old Crocket says, “I’m
just seeing it as a challenge God has given me and how I’m going to
react to this challenge.”
Crocket is currently a freshman at Pikes Peak Community College, majoring in social work. His goal for the London Paralympics: “I want to fight to the best of my ability and leave it all on the mat. I want to go home with no regrets.”
THERE IS MORE – – – –
– -CONGRATULATIONS♥ – -Sooo PROUD of U♥ :>)
– –[Another one – – -2-morrow :>)]
- –Dear POU FAM♥ – -WISHING U a GOOD NIGHT♥ :>) —MAY U HAVE BLESSED SWEET DREAMS.♥ -♥:>) —
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–UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT♥ :>) – –
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