August 23, 2014

Tuesday Afternoon Thread: He Would Have Been 18 Today

Never forget. #Trayvon

Jill Scott – Brotha

Angie Stone – Brotha

Black Men United – You Will Know

So many versions of this song, but the quintessential is still the one and only Lady Day

Billie Holliday – God Bless The Child

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  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Afternoon miranda/POU FAM♥ **BIG HUG*** :>)

    —- –**tears***- —MISSIN’ U- – -Dear- -TRAYVON MARTIN.- –RIHEP.- -AMEN.
    - — – — -CONDOLENCES 2 FAMILY/FRIENDS/SYMPATHIZERS– -****raises hand****

    Have a good rest of the day♥ :>) —-

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda— –HAH!- — -While the “WANNA-B DISTRACTORS/HATAS”- — DRONE on- — MR. PRESIDENT is- — – BUSY- — -GETTYIN’ READY – –2 go INTERNATIONAL — – “HOLY LAND”. . . .

    - — -Obama Planning To Visit Israel, West Bank And Jordan In The Spring- —-

    - — – President Obama is planning a visit to Israel this spring, his first visit as president, the Associated Press reports. Obama visited Israel while a candidate for president in 2008.

    The White House says Obama spoke about the visit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Jan. 28. That’s when Obama congratulated Netanyahu on his success in Israel’s recent election.

    Obama will also visit the West Bank and Jordan, . . — Woo! Hoo!- -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- — Woo! Hoo!- —A FIRST!!- —-

    - – — -Washington Post names Kevin Merida as its 1st black managing editor - –
    - – - – -The Washington Post announced Monday that national editor Kevin Merida will be moving up to managing editor.

    Merida is the first African-American to hold this position at the legendary publication.

    Merida, 56, is replacing Liz Spayd, reports the Washington City Paper. Spayd resigned after the 2012 presidential election.

    The Post‘s executive editor Martin Baron stated in a memo that Merida’s new responsibilities will include “news and features coverage as well as the Universal News Desk.”

    Merida joins fellow managing editor John Temple, who will now mainly oversee digital operations at the Post.
    THERE IS MORE.

    - — STATEMENTS ABOUT OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT – - –WILL B MADE!- — -:>)- – -Lookin’ FORWARD- – — >:>)

  • Alma98

    This should have been a mild stone in Trayvon’s life not a sad remembrance.

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

    In today’s “Praise The Lord and Pass The Ammunition” news…

    Arkansas to allow concealed guns in churches

    By Dan Merica, CNN

    (CNN) – The Arkansas House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a measure that would allow concealed guns to be carried in churches and houses of worship, and the governor’s office says it plans to sign the bill.

    The measure, which passed 85-8 on Monday, gives houses of worship the option of allowing concealed weapons.

    Passed by the state Senate in an equally lopsided 28-4 vote last week, the bill states it is “immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health, and safety” because “personal security is increasingly important.”

    “A person should be allowed to carry a firearm in a church that permits the carrying of a firearm for personal security,” the bill reads.

    The bill was originally sponsored by Republican state Sen. Bryan King from Green Forest, a rural town in northern Arkansas.

    MORE: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/02/05/arkansas-to-allow-concealed-guns-in-churches/?sf9270829=1

    • Alma98

      I got nothing.

    • qosine

      I despise these people. I’m sick. sick. sick of this.

    • MsKitty

      I’ve always said that this country worships guns as much as it does God.

      Still shocking to be proven right though.

      • isonprize

        and didn’t Pres. Obama say the same thing?

        “guns and religion”…

        • Miranda

          He sure did.

        • goldenstar

          He used the verb “clinging” and ain’t it the truth!

        • Daltex82

          President Obama wasn’t lying when he said “they cling to them”, they were just mad because he told the truth.

      • nathkatun7

        MsKitty, I think there are many people in this country who worship guns more than they worship GOD! Otherwise, what’s the rationale for allowing people to bring guns to churches? Obviously those people who advocate carrying guns to church have more faith in the GUNS than they do in GOD.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- — -Protestin’- -da – RE-THUCKERS!!– – -HAH!- —

    - — -DREAMers Target GOP, Chant ‘Undocumented And Unafraid’ At Immigration Hearing- – –
    – — A group of young immigrants interrupted the first congressional hearing on immigration reform Tuesday to protest the GOP’s opposition to the DREAM Act. They chanted “undocumented and unafraid” as they were quickly escorted out of the room.

    The protesters targeted Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA),- -one of the 160 Republicans who voted against the DREAM Act in 2010, which would create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth.

    Watch it:- – -MARCH ON! :>) – - -

  • isonprize

    A lynching once every 4 days …

    Not much different than a shooting/killing once a week or less…

    NEVER FORGET

    Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America

    Without Sanctuary is a photo document of proof, an unearthing of crimes, of collective mass murder, of mass memory graves excavated from the American conscience. Part postal cards, common as dirt, souvenirs skin-thin and fresh-tatooed proud, the trade cards of those assisting at rituals racial killings and other acts of a mad citizenry….

    • Miranda

      I saw this exhibition some years ago at The King Center. They played “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday on repeat the whole time the exhibition was there. Not one word…not one single word by anyone as we viewed the pictures and the play was packed with visitors. No one could say ANYTHING. I was with my sisters, I think after we left we went to get something to eat and just sat silently eating our food, it leaves you speechless.

    • dannie22

      see, this is why i hate it when other groups try to ride our history for their own gain. This is our history! This is our legacy. This was our blood, our bodies, our lives that these people destroyed!! And noone else can take credit for survivng it but us. NOBODY!! Not the gay movement, not the illegal immigration movement, not the women’s movement. NOBODY!!! Tell the truth, none of those movements want any of this anyway.

      • conlakappa

        That was one of my fights with a second wave feminist. I read her with no mercy, noting that I must have missed the stories of strange rubyfruit and the moment she could show me legions of excerpts and photos proving would I concede the analogy of the history of a systemic response to the uppity woman (I think I said white ’cause that is how pissed off I was) and the treatment of black men and people.

        • GN

          Well at least to their credit, feminists at least have their own vernacular, own cultural reference points, and warts and all (plenty of warts as your anecdote notes), have paid their own dues. I’ve never seen widespread attempts to package feminism–whether liberal, radical, second or third wave, and women’s lib as “the new civil rights” or “post-black civil rights” or any of the current utter and total bullshit which is flying around right now.

          • conlakappa

            No, they see their burden as having been more heavy and the ills against the, constant and true. See Steinem, Gloria, and why she still cannot figure out that people were pissed that she said it was harder to be a woman (again, we know she meant white) than a black man. Or women claiming they have been discriminated against in college diversity programs when their admissions came largely on the backs of those who struggled in acquiring Civil Rights. Maybe I have been unlucky in encountering some right jammy cows who want to cauterwaul on the regular about nobody knowing the troubles they done seen, sung in a minor key.

          • GN

            Well said; I remember all those claims in 2007/2008 as justification as to why supposedly Hillary C. deserved to “go first” without regard to her Iraq War vote.

            admissions came largely on the backs of those who struggled in acquiring Civil Rights

            Amazing that all one needs to do is claim to “have it worse” than black people (or lie about black people supposedly disproportionately oppressing you without regard to data proving otherwise), and voila: instant access to the meager remedial benefits black people have managed to get, without having to deal with any of those troublesome and intergenerational effects of actual oppression.

            I see women, Latinos, and GLBTs mentioned as the triumvirate of “diversity” all over the place now, and trust that it’s nothing but the same bullshit resentment of black people and racism on the left which is producing this “post-black civil rights” bullshit.

          • conlakappa

            Yep, step right up and engage in a pain-off. I got what you mean about who these new folks are. What the don’t get is that they are looking to broaden their civil rights not actually get some. I wouldn’t generally put latinos in that character but rather the MSM at their corporate masters’s bidding trying to stoke the flames of a black-brown conflict. I have always seen them giving dap and taking lessons from the movement, dating back to Cesar Chavez, looking at a local activist in D.C. who talked about why he needed to go to the Million Man March, to the different groups that formed using the model black folks set. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is so way more together in its mission than our favorite slippers-wearing crowd.

          • GN

            Completely agreed with every word of this.

          • Miranda

            Maybe I have been unlucky in encountering some right jammy cows who want to cauterwaul on the regular about nobody knowing the troubles they done seen, sung in a minor key.
            _______________________

            THAT IS CLASSIC! YOU DID THAT!

          • conlakappa

            Ha! Anger towards that crowd inspires me.

      • GN

        I feel the same way. Tired of seeing so much ignorance spread about this legacy and its current impact on black people. What has happened to us is being continually distorted and minimized via sloppy comparisons and a rush to declare other liberation movements as the second coming of civil rights.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- — -LOVELY — -LEGENDARY—LADY DIANNA:- – -:>) – –

    - — Diahann Carroll talks ‘White Collar’ and give thumbs-up to an all-black cast of ‘Dynasty’ - -

    - —-Diahann Carroll is back on TV, guest-starring on USA’s hit drama White Collar.

    The legendary actress/singer appears in a recurring role on the series as June Ellington, an elderly woman with a flair for elegant fashion and a love for music. She stars alongside Matt Bomber and Neal Caffrey on the show about a white collar criminal turned hero, which is now in it’s fourth season.

    Carroll has had a successful TV and film career spanning nearly six decades, yet she revealed during an interview with theGrio’s Chris Witherspoon that she still gets nervous before delivering her lines on the set of White Collar.

    “Absolutely I get nervous,” Carroll said. “And when you don’t get nervous, you’re in trouble.”

    In 1968 Carroll became first African-American woman to star in a weekly television series on a major TV network. She won an Emmy and Golden Globe Award for Julia, which lasted three seasons on NBC.

    - – —-SNIP- – -

    - – -She also believes that today an all-black cast of Dynasty would be a big hit.

    “Sure it would be possible. Do you know how many rich black people there are? Why not? I think it would be great fun.”- –
    THERE IS MORE.

    - ——BLESS U- – -”Lovely –ELEGANT LADY” – - -Annnnd THANK U- -4 sharin’ YOUR UNIQUE TALENTS WITH THE WORLD. –:>)

    - —– -SEASONED- –GIFTED- –annnd BLACK♥- –

    • Daltex82

      It didn’t get any better than Dynasty’s Dominique Deveraux and Alexis Carrington Colby; as well as Abby Fairgate -Cunnigham- Ewing- Sumner (Donna Mills) from Knots Landing.

      If it had the right writers and producers I think a “Black Dynasty” type show would be interesting.

      • Miranda

        Dang! you remembered all of Abby’s surnames! LMAO I forgot about Abby – now that was a bitch fo real.

        • rikyrah

          Abby was one strong bitch

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Daltex82. ***BIG HUG** :>)

        – – -***fist bump*** :>) — -IMMA Add some “clips”. – - -

        Good 2 C U. :>) – -

      • rikyrah

        let’s have fun…let’s cast a Black Dynasty.

        Ok,….patriarch…

        Dennis ‘First Black President’ Haysbert

        • conlakappa

          I would prefer Delroy Lindo as patriarch but maybe he could be Cecil Colby!

        • Daltex82

          Ok so I’m replying almost 13+ hours later but….

          My choice for the patriarch
          James Pickens Jr. or Dennis Haysbert

          Phylicia Rashad (Gotta add Ms. Rashad as the one who really runs things!)

          Bitchy Trophy Wife: Rochelle Aytes

          Slightly Bitter Vindictive Ex-Wife: Valarie Pettiford or Victoria Rowell

          The rest of the cast can include: Roger Guenveur Smith, Harry Lennix Jr. Lance Gross, Blair Underwood, Sean Patrick Thomas, David Fumero, Adam Rodriguez, Lamann Rucker , Vanessa Williams, Keesha Sharp, Anika Noni Rose, Sanaa Latham, Tika Sumpter, Renee Goldsberry, Camille Winbush, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Tia Mowery, Tamara Tunie Gabrielle Union and/or Wendy Rachel Robinson

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- — – -HAH!- — -GIT HIM- — -MS JACKSON—ifff U PLEASE!!- –

    - – - -Democratic Rep Gets Anti-Immigrant Witness To Accept Comprehensive Reform- —

    - — -Although comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship has strong bipartisan support — notably the Senate’s “gang of eight” — a bill would face its toughest climb in the House of Representatives, where conservatives are still cautious about embracing reform. At Congress’ first immigration hearing in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Republicans stacked the deck with anti-immigration activists and critics of reform.

    - -One of those witnesses, President of the Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) union Chris Crane, sharply criticized the Obama administration for interfering with ICE procedures and deferring deportation of some DREAMers. But in an exchange with Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Crane went off script and admitted comprehensive reform that clarifies border security would help enforcement agents do their jobs:- -
    - – —SNIP- —

    - – - – - -CRANE: I guess in theory it would be, Ma’am.; – — CRANE: If I understand the question correctly, yes, it would, Ma’am.-
    –[GROVEL- - -SUCKA!!- --HAH!]

    —-Crane’s claims that Obama is too lenient on immigration enforcement has little founding: Deportation is actually at a record high under Obama, and there are more “boots on the ground” than ever before, while illegal immigration has decreased to net zero.
    THERE IS MORE. —-

    ——- BROKE- – — dat LIAR- – -STR8 — -DOWN!!- — -LOL!!— – -

    - — -[Gotta "hit da road"- - C YA soon.♥]

  • dannie22

    i just have a few thoughts. seeing all these mickyficks on tv crying about drones when they know damn well if we were to get attacked again ERRYBODY in the msm would be complaing that PBO didnt keep us safe. alwaki said death to america!! but his terrorist ass civil rights are more thought of than yo black ass!

    think about that for a minute. today we celebrate the birthday of a slain young man, Trayvon Martin, who did nothing more than walk down the street. but does the media care? HAIL NAW!!! See, the thing is negroes dont deserve any rights. We all might as well be named dred scott for all these mickyficks care. Stop and frisk, voter id laws, stand your ground, none of it matters. Cause it disproportionately hurts black folks. and who gives a damn about us? here is a little graphic about stop and frisk. 98% of the folks stopped dont have shit on them. but we are the hunted as Harry Belafonte said

    https://twitter.com/lmartinjohnsonp/status/298877104265764864/photo/1

    Im so mad today i feel like running away. Trust and believe that if i had tina turner money i would prolly leave this country too.

    • Miranda

      Tell it dannie…TELL. IT.

    • AxelFoley

      This, this, skrait up THIS.

      We been using drones how long? And now these fuck nuggets wanna to complain about it?

      Like you said, dannie, if there was an attack on U.S. soil, PBO would get blamed for not keeping us safe. Bush got the benefit of the doubt for letting the worst attack on the U.S. happen on his watch, but they tried to crucify PBO for an attack on a U.S. consulate–consulate, not embassy–in another country.

      Fuck them, fuck they mamas, they daddies and they grandmammies.

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

      THANK YOU!

      It’s like they want to wait for another attack before PBO does something. It’s called PREVENTATIVE MEASURES mofos!

      And if they’re so damn concerned about innocent people of color being killed, why are they silent about Black and Brown innocent people being killed in the inner cities? When will Rachel Maddow, EmptyWheel, GG and the rest of these “liberals” talk about that?

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY dannie22. ***BIG OLE HUG*** :>)

      — – -Annnnnd da TRUTH — – -SHALL SET ‘EM FREE!! – -

      Wee’s FA-REE!! :>) – — -

      I PITY da – –EMOPROGS/PLs!! – - – –

      – - – -DEY NEEDTA — -DO – –THIS!! – -F’REAL!! – - -

      Good 1 dannie22♥! :>) – –***HUGS**

    • rikyrah

      Said it before..

      never saw this kind of concern for terrorists when a WHITE MAN WAS PRESIDENT.

      • conlakappa

        Or a strong response to the direct things Israelis do to Palestinians, including children.

      • nathkatun7

        That’s the absolute TRUTH, rikyrah!

    • GN

      his terrorist ass civil rights are more thought of than yo black ass!

      Sadly true of fauxgressives; it’s why these folks are becoming less and less relevant to me by the day. So long as they start keeping black folks’ name out their mouths and stop trying to colonize and coopt civil rights/black liberation, I can’t see myself giving a damn what they think or do at all.

    • nathkatun7

      Go ahead and speak TRUTH, dannie22! I have totally had it with these, holier than thou, privileged progressives who use cameras and media megaphones to pontificate about drones without offering a credible alternatives to dealing with people intent on slaughtering innocent people. I wish we had a CIC who had used drones to take out the terrorists before they slaughtered thousands of people on 9/11

  • Miranda

    What in the hell is wrong with these people?? GUCCI MANE?!?!?!?! For Career Day?!?!?!? Seriously?!?!?! Somebody at this school needs to be suspended at the least for this…what the hell?!?!

    Parents Upset Over Gucci Mane Appearance For Career Day At Atlanta Middle School

    Last week, Gucci Mane appeared at Crawford Long middle school in Atlanta for career day, and it turns out parents of the children who attend the school are not too happy with the rapper’s showing at the school.

    As reported by WSBTV Atlanta, parents and Atlanta Public Schools alumni were upset over the school’s decision to bring in Gucci Mane to speak at career day.

    Leisle Moody, an Atlanta public school alum and parent to a child who attends the school wasn’t too happy with the rappers appearance due to Gucci’s lyrics and criminal history that includes a stint in Fulton County Jail in 2008, and most recently, in 2011, charged with assault for pushing a woman out of a moving car, gave a statement.

    more here
    http://defsounds.com/hip-hop-news/parents-upset-over-gucci-mane-appearance-for-career-day-at-atlanta-middle-school/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+deeboymp3%2Fnewmusic+(New+Music)

    • Alma98

      My son was so pissed at this. SMH

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

      Chuck D…YES

      Gucci Mane….HELL NO.

    • rikyrah

      someone should lose their job over this

    • TyrenM

      Don’t suppose he dropped some dollas on the school for good PR? I (k)no(w.)

  • GN

    h/t Dannie:

    @BlackInformant
    White House Launches HBCU Tech Startup Initiative http://ow.ly/hrSIy

    Amazing–this is part of President Obama’s goal to increase math and science grads by a million in the next ten years.

    • crazycanuck

      GN, I just saw your retweet and was coming to post about this. These things are done so quitely.

      • conlakappa

        If by quietly you mean unacknowledged by the MSM and/or blacker-than-thou crowd, I co-sign.

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

      This should be tweeted to the Sole Patrol.

      • conlakappa

        They when then claim credit for making him do it.

  • Elie

    Rest in peace young brother.

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

    h/t EclecticBrotha

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Responds to Critics of his ‘Girls’ Review
    by Jorge Rivas Tuesday, February 5 2013, 10:47 AM EST.

    …There was much reaction. Some questioned why a man my age would watch a show about girls in their twenties, as if they’d just discovered me hanging around a school playground with a shopping bag full of candy in one hand a fluffy puppy in the other. Of course, these critics are right. When I read Moby Dick I first had to convince the bookseller that I was a former whaler named Queequeg. When I read the poetry of Sylvia Plath, I had to pretend I was a depressed white woman with daddy issues. Don’t worry, I used a fake ID.

    Why did I review Girls? As I said in the review, we should all be intently listening to voices of the next generation, hearing what they have to say and, when they are struggling to say it, help them to articulate better. That’s the advantage of growing older in this youth-centric society — maybe the only advantage.

    The overwhelming reaction to my review was complimentary which, because it was my first foray into pop culture reviewing, made me feel both appreciative and humbled. But even among some of the positive response was an underlying head-scratching theme: isn’t it amazing that a former jock can have opinions on pop culture and articulate it with words and references to books and movies? Some mentioned my height, as if I was so tall that the air up here could not support intellectual development. It was as if, after climbing the Empire State Building and swatting bi-planes all afternoon, I suddenly decided to write a fashion article critiquing Ann Darrow’s dress (“The tattered jungle look is so five minutes ago.”).

    MORE: http://m.colorlines.com/archives/2013/02/kareem_abdul-jabbar_responds_to_critics_of_his_girls_review.html

    • Miranda

      I bow to Kareem.

    • jds09

      “Of course, these critics are right. When I read Moby Dick I first had to convince the bookseller that I was a former whaler named Queequeg. When I read the poetry of Sylvia Plath, I had to pretend I was a depressed white woman with daddy issues. Don’t worry, I used a fake ID.”

      A star is born…lol

      • JojoRaze

        That’s the part that had me slayed, too.The head-scratching reaction of some of his critics to a man who’s a UN goodwill ambassador and an author of several books just shows that some people don’t think black people can do more than one thing. We contain multitudes, baby.

        • conlakappa

          Guess he wasn’t one of those very smart black people who talked to Piers Morgan…

    • AxelFoley

      Kareem tossin’ shade left and right on these mofos.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Is Kareem interested in the Deputy Press Secretary job? He would be so wonderful.

    • crazycanuck

      I’m in love

    • MsKitty

      Ladies and gentlemen, observe the master at work.

    • Tafr

      The “girls” stans were not saying that shit about Lena. You know when Lena decided to weight in on the Rhianna, Chris Brown assault. Funny thing is those women talked about Rhianna as if she was some stupid little girl rather than an abused woman. For the record I am no stan of Rhianna or Chris Brown. However, I will say that you can have all the money in the world and still fall victim to abuse and the trap of going back to your abuser. These so called feminist could not see that because Rhianna is black therefore she is not a real woman just a stupid little girl.

    • PBomb

      Mr Jabbar is the shit!!

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

    GG said Jimmy Lee Dykes was assassinated???

    Cain S. LaTrans ‏@snkscoyote
    Jimmy Lee Dykes Dead: 5-Year-Old Rescued http://huff.to/12nYkDe // He was apparently assassinated according to @GGreenwald // AngryBlackLady

    • Miranda

      Dear GG:

      So?

      Sincerely,

      Everybody with a soul

    • AxelFoley

      I bet Ethan’s mom ain’t sheddin’ no tears for Mr. Dykes. I know I’m not either.

      • Tafr

        Yes AF but you know GG does not have the balls to say this to the face of the mother or the victim. GG is nothing but a keyboard asshole with no moral compass. Let his ass get kidnapped and I bet he would be singing a different tune. GG is a narcissistic asshole. I really cannot describe how disgusted I am that he would fix his mouth to have sympathy for a monster that kidnaps children.

    • rikyrah

      fuck ‘em

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia – - – - -HAH! – –ACTUALLY – - -gg – - – -

      – –THIS WAS ASSASSINATION!! — -Sooo – -YOUR POINT IS???? – - – -***tsk*** –***eye ***

      ETA: – - -Annnnd THEY – -DI-ENT DO – –ANYTHING!! – - – -***talk 2 da hand*** — geesh!

      • nathkatun7

        No, this was not an assassination! This was bringing to Justice a man who had killed and was intending to kill a six-year-old.

        • GreenLadyHere

          HEEY nathkatun7. ***BIG HUG*** :>) –

          –***fist bump*** —THANK U! —–geesh!

          Annnnd —- ifff truth B told– –he was “psychologically killin’ the parents”– —– –EVERYday —that he KEPT their son.-
          –Annnd—–we have YET 2 C the DAMAGE done 2 that “DEAR ONE”. — PRAYIN’ 4 him. -AMEN. —

          Good 2 C U –nathkatun7. :>) – –

    • Tafr

      I could give a damn that this monster was killed. What type of person shows any kind of sympathy towards a kidnapper of a child??? Really GG is a nasty piece of work. Personally I hope that monster is dancing on hot coals in the deepest parts of hell.

    • eclecticbrotha

      Did you catch the part where it says the feds built a bunker right next door and spent six days practicing how they’d take Jimmy Lee out? Also, when the last time somebody used a flashbang in an “assassination” and THEN gave you a chance to surrender?

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

    Pretty Little Liars fans….I’m still trippin’ over Toby wearing a doo-rag! LMBAO!

    • rikyrah

      LOL

      I still cant get past him being on TEAM A

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

        OK! This show has so many twists and turns….and I love it!

  • Miranda

    Saw this tweet and had to do some diggin

    eclecticbrotha ‏@eclecticbrotha
    That drones white paper was released to distract from the news half Tavis Smiley’s staff hollered “DEUCES!” today.
    _________________________

    Oh snap!

    3 Long-Time Producers Up and Quit ‘Tavis Smiley’ (Spokesperson Responds)
    February 5, 2013 by EurPublisher Leave a Comment
    Some sources have suggested to EURweb that the resignations came after years of acrimony between the staff and the host

    Three of its top executives have purportedly resigned in unison this past Friday. Neal Kendall (executive producer), Luke Sader (talent producer) and Stephanie Storey (producer).

    Some sources have suggested to EURweb that the resignations came after years of acrimony between the staff and the host over differing visions of program direction and quality of show bookings. Speculation has abounded for years as to Smiley’s supposed demanding management style and whether it played a factor in the employees decision to leave; or whether the departures were amicable in nature.

    http://www.eurweb.com/2013/02/3-long-time-producers-up-and-quit-tavis-smiley-spokesperson-responds/

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

      I wonder if Mo’Kelly and Tom Joyner has more tea on this?

    • conlakappa

      Clear your throat, Nelson Muntz.

  • dannie22

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/30/anwar-al-awlaki-video-blogs this is the al awlaki these clowns are defending h/t extreme liberal

    • morphus

      The fact that more than 26,000 American die prematurely in the United States each year because they lack health insurance is MORE of a reality than this BS.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — – –HAH! Missed THIS! – –Sooo- –I’m catchin’ up: – - -

    – —<COMMENT: —-Rick Strandlof
    Translation from GOP to English: We wish that nigger would shut the hell up when the white man speaks. —BWAHAHA – –

    - – –Republicans Are Upset That Obama Is Giving Remarks At The Same Time As Eric Cantor’s Speech -[GOP officials take to Twitter to voice their discontent.] —BWAHAHA! –

    — – - -Republican aides are calling out the White House for scheduling President Barack Obama’s remarks on avoiding the sequester at the same time House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is delivering a major address Tuesday afternoon.

    Cantor’s address to the American Enterprise Institute at 1 p.m. has been on the books for weeks, and is billed by his aides as an agenda-setting speech — and one, that according to excerpts, will continue the party’s shift away from a singular focus on fiscal isses.

    – —- BWAHAHA — -> -”Why are they so worried about Americans hearing positive ideas on how to help working families,” asked a Cantor aide. “We’re flattered they’re putting so much emphasis on Leader Cantor’s remarks.”

    On Tuesday morning, White House officials told reporters that Obama would be making remarks at 1:15 to outline his plan to avoid the mandatory spending cuts known as the sequester.
    THERE IS MORE —

    Found out that his –MAJOR ADDRESS —-was —-”blah! – —blah! —-blah! — -***YAWN*** —-LOL — -

    • Worldwatcher7

      Based on Rev. Al’s analysis, it appears Cantor plagiarized one of PBO’s speeches in his address today. Why listen to an old Barack Obama speech poorly delivered by Cantor when you can hear a new Barack Obama speech expertly delivered by Barack Obama himself?

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Worldwatcher7. ***BIG HUG*** :>) –

        – –Awww. Maaaan. Missed REV. AL. :>) – — “WHYCOME” teachers cain’t prepare lessons that will allow me 2 “hang out” -here.???- — LOL

        WAY-ELL —- ifff he said it — – -AIN’T nuthin’ – -BUT da — GOSPEL!! :>) – -

        I heard “snipets” of — CAINTor. — – -BOOOOOOOOORIN’!! LOL

        Good 2 C U Worldwatcher7. THANK U 4 the ANALYSIS. :>)

  • Miranda

    CNN is abandoning any pretense of trying to be a news organization.

    Dick Morris — Absent From Fox For Nearly Three Months — To Appear On CNN
    Reports: Morris Out At Fox

    Fox News political analyst Dick Morris, who has been absent from the network for nearly three months following a directive that any segments with him would have to be cleared by a top network executive — will appear on CNN February 6.

    Morris announced the appearance — his first on CNN since 2002, according to a search of the Nexis database — on his website, writing, “You read it right! I will be a guest on The Piers Morgan Show on CNN, yes CNN, this Wednesday night at 9 PM EST.”

    more here: http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/02/05/dick-morris-absent-from-fox-for-nearly-three-mo/192542

    • Admiral_Komack

      DICK…is CNN.

    • Admiral_Komack

      02.05.2013 — 06:11 PM
      CNN, Please Stop!!!

      I don’t know if anyone else is watching CNN from about 6:05 to about 6:10 eastern. But my God, they’re covering the possibly-Beyonce-related Super Bowl blackout investigation as something on a par with the investigation into 9/11. Missed warnings! Questions about the strength of the 9/11! A massive electricity intelligence failure and how can we be certain this never happens again?
      — Josh Marshall

      http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/

  • Miranda

    *snicker*

    LiberalPhenom ‏@LiberalPhenom
    @DomenicoNBC It appears Cantor plagiarized POTUS’ speech. Rev Al did a comparison. Since u r my proxy, will you cover this fraud?

  • rikyrah

    A new explanation for the racial wealth gap

    Posted by Kevin Hartnett January 29, 2013 11:02 AM

    The wealth gap between black and white families is one of the most striking facts of American life: As of 2009, the median wealth of white households was $113,149; for black households, it was $5,677. And more to the point, the wealth gap persists even when you compare households with similar annual incomes.

    Sociologists cite a number of factors to explain why. One is that historical patterns of discrimination have prevented wealth from accumulating in black families over the generations. Another is that, all else being equal, black families tend to live in lower income neighborhoods where home values—a principle source of wealth—don’t appreciate as quickly.

    Princeton graduate student Rourke O’Brien thinks he’s found another reason. In a paper published last month, he argues that middle and upper-income black families don’t accumulate wealth as quickly because rather than investing their money, they give more of it to poor friends and relatives.

    This idea has been around for awhile, but O’Brien’s paper is one of the first to test it quantitatively. Middle-income blacks are more than twice as likely as middle-income whites to have a poor sibling and more than four times as likely to have parents below the poverty line. And because of these relationships, they’re called upon more often to provide financial assistance.

    This chart from O’Brien’s paper shows the magnitude of the difference. Black families earning more than $100,000 a year are about twice as likely to have given money to friends and family compared to white families.

    • Alma98

      Like we really needed a study for this, everybody that is black knows this. It’s just that white folks don’t want to hear it or believe it.

  • GreenLadyHere

    A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT – - – -Woo! Hoo! :>) –

    - —-The First 5 African-Americans to be Featured on U.S. Stamps– -

    —- Many wonder who were the first group of African-Americans to get their own stamp.

    – –Check out the list below to find out:

    - –☻1. Booker T. Washington
    Washington was awarded with a 10 cent stamp in 1940. – –

    —-☻2. George Washington Carver
    George Washington Carver was commemorated with a three cent stamp in 1948.

    — -☻3. Paul Laurence Dunbar
    Paul Laurence Dunbar was awarded with a 10 cent stamp for his contributions to writing.

    – – ☻4. Frederick Douglass
    -Douglass was commemorated on a 25 cent stamp in 1967.

    - – ☻5. Archer Alexander
    Archer Alexander’s likeness was placed on a stamp in 1940 to celebrate the anniversary of the 13th Amendment. It was important for Alexander’s picture to be featured on a stamp because he was the last slave to be captured under the Fugitive Slave Act.
    – -

    - – - -Soooo PROUD of ALL! :>) – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    - – –HAPPY BIRTHDAY —”HAMMERIN’ HANK” – –Woo! Hoo! – -

    – -Happy 78th Birthday, Baseball Hall of Famer Henry “Hank” Aaron!- – -

    – ——Henry Louis “Hank” Aaron (born February 5, 1934), nicknamed “Hammer,” or “Hammerin’ Hank,” is a retired American baseball right fielder who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1954 through 1976. Aaron spent 21 seasons with the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) before playing for the Milwaukee Brewers of the American League (AL) for the final two years of his career. Aaron is considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and in April 1974, he broke Babe Ruth’s long-standing career home runs record. In 1999, The Sporting News ranked Aaron fifth on their “100 Greatest Baseball Players” list. To learn more about Aaron’s life and career, click here, and watch him hit magic number 715 below:

    – - – -CONGRATULATIONS — -ALL WAY ‘ROUND!! – - -:>) – -

    [Gotta “bounce” 4 a “brief – -”BHM Rehearsal”. :>) – - -C YA soon. :>)♥

  • crazycanuck

    Can’t believe Al Franken is involved in that mess.

    • Admiral_Komack

      What mess?

  • GreenLadyHere

    – — -A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT –FEB. 5- -[THIS is GOOD :>)] – -

    —-☻1. 1990 – Columbia University graduate and Harvard University law student Barack Obama became the first African American named president of the Harvard Law Review. — –
    – -☻ 1958 – Clifton R
    Clifton R. Wharton Sr. confirmed as minister to Rumania. Career diplomat was the first Black to head a U.S. embassy in Europe.
    — ☻ 1950 – Birthday of Natalie Cole
    Singer Natalie Cole, daughter of legendary singer Nat Cole, born in Los Angeles, California. Singing professionally at age 11, by 1976 Cole had won Grammys for New Artist of the Year and Best R&B Female Vocalist.
    - – -☻ 1934 – Hank Aaron born
    Henry “Home Run King” Aaron, baseball superstar was born.

    ——-Unforgettable NATALIE COLE -/(DADDY: — NAT -”KING” -COLE)- – —
    — — -[YEAH ---I'm CRYIN'. annnd ***smilin**] – -
    ——-THEY R -”UNFORGETTABLE”. —:>) – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — — Waitaminute. . . . . . .DRONES !!!- —

    - — –WE — -GOT –YER –DRONES!! – —-

    —HOW MANY FAMILIES HAS – - -HE –APOLOGIZED 2? – —-HUH!!???- – - — -WHA’???- – —-

    – –WE AIN’T GON B —DISTRACTED!!- — NO WAY!! – - —

  • GreenLadyHere

    - – Waitaminute. . . . – - –LOL – —- MISSED THIS.- — -LOL- —–DEY said—-WE OUTEE! —LOL – —-

    — –3 Long-Time Producers Up and Quit ‘Tavis Smiley’ (Spokesperson Responds) – - -LOL!!—

    ——-*Reports are coming in to EUR that there has been a big shake up at the popular late night PBS program “Tavis Smiley.”

    Three of its top executives have purportedly resigned in unison this past Friday. Neal Kendall (executive producer), Luke Sader (talent producer) and Stephanie Storey (producer).

    Some sources have suggested to EURweb that the resignations came after years of acrimony between the staff and the host over differing visions of program direction and quality of show bookings. Speculation has abounded for years as to Smiley’s supposed demanding management style and whether it played a factor in the employees decision to leave; or whether the departures were amicable in nature.
    - – –SNIP —
    The alleged resignations ironically come during this, the tenth anniversary of the television program.

    THERE IS MORE. – — – –LOL! — – —-LOL!—–

  • GreenLadyHere