October 24, 2014

Tuesday Afternoon Thread: Merry Christmas Baby

Awwwwwwwwwww now. Yeah, this the lick right here! The old heads know what um tawkin bout!

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  • Miranda

    What a remarkable heart.

    Jerry Brown’s mother asks Josh Brent to go with her to her son’s funeral

    excerpt:
    Stacey Jackson, Brown’s mother, has accelerated that generosity of spirit to an entirely new level. According to multiple reports, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones sent his own plane so that Brown’s family could arrive in Dallas for a Tuesday memorial service, and Jackson wants Brent to meet the family at the airport, ride with her to the service, and sit with the family while Brown is remembered.

    “I was upset, but I realized that our youth today are young and stupid, and we were all once that age, and we’ve all done things we’re not proud of,” Jackson said on Monday’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” show on CNN. “I realized that everyone thinks they’re invincible, and everyone thinks, ‘it’s not going to happen to me.’ I know Josh Brent, and he’s been part of our family since Jerry went to the University of Illinois — all I can do is to pray for him and his family. I know [Brent] is hurting just as much as we are, because [he] and Jerry were like brothers.”

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/jerry-brown-mother-wants-josh-brent-ride-her-160248144–nfl.html

    • Kennymack1971

      Incredible story… RIP Jerry Brown.

    • Worldwatcher7

      She is an angel. Bless her and her family.

    • aleth

      Amazing human being

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda – – — -***TEARS*** annnd – –***warm smiles*** – – – –

      – – – -THIS is a MOTHER’S LOVE – – -EXEMPLIFIED. – — Her FORGIVENESS —- — -***tears*** —

      When she says this: – – -Forgive Us our Sins as we forgive those who sin against us.[Matthew 6:12]

      – — –She DEEPLY annnd PROFOUNDLY – –UNDERSTANDS THIS –

      —>Matthew 6:14-15 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your father who is in heaven will forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your father forgive you your trespasses.

      – – -I sooo ADMIRE HER annnd would love 2 B able 2 more perfectly emulate her attitude. – –

      – --BLESS HER – -DEEPLY. – -AMEN – – –

      RIHEP – –Jerry Brown. — -DEEP CONDOLENCES 2 –FAMILY/FRIENDS/FANS – – -AMEN. :>)

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

      *FTFO*

    • conlakappa

      Notice that Miss Ann’s face can’t move.

    • AxelFoley

      /_/_/_________________/_______________//______

  • Miranda

    Michael Skolnik‏@MichaelSkolnik
    Twitter just announced that the Barack Obama election night tweet was the most RT’d tweet ever! #FourMoreYears

  • Alma98

    Afternoon all, busy wrapping presents.

  • nellcote

    Sotomayor Memoir Leaked
    The AP obtained an early copy of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s “unusually personal” memoir to be published early next year in which she says “that her lifelong battle against diabetes and the fear that she might die early played a big part in her decision not to have children.”

    The memoir, My Beloved World, earned Sotomayor an advance of $1.2 million and will be published simultaneously in English and Spanish.

    • isonprize

      LOVE that she’s publishing it in English and Spanish! Some more RWNJ heads will explode.

  • nellcote

    McConnell is Least Popular Senator in the Country

    A new Public Policy Polling survey in Kentucky finds Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) with a lowly 37% to 55% approval rating, the worst favorable/unfavorable numbers of any senator the country.

    Nonetheless, he leads all of the Democrats tested against him in a 2014 race: Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson (D), Attorney General Jack Conway (D), and actress Ashley Judd all trail McConnell by four points, 47% to 43%.
    ====
    I’m fascinated that Judd seems to be competitive right now.

  • Miranda

    *snicker*

    Luke Russert‏@LukeRussert
    Earlier today Harry Reid said that fiscal cliff talks were stalled because of infighting between Boehner, Cantor and McCarthy

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

      LOL! Reid’s been ratchet as hail!

  • Miranda

    BREAKING: Americans for Prosperity stages phony altercation at Michigan Right to Work rally

    Image is everything, unless it’s a lie

    There’s a video on heavy rotation at Fox News, being massively retweeted by conservatives and Americans for Prosperity, where they talk about the “brutality” and “violence” of union members at today’s rally in Lansing, Michigan to protest Right to Work legislation. The video shows an Americans for Prosperity tent coming down on the front lawn of the Capitol Building.

    As it turns out, American for Prosperity (AFP) themselves were responsible for at least one of the tents coming down. Tom Duckworth watched one of the folks that had been in the AFP tent go around and loosen the straps on the tent. According to Duckworth, “the tent came down from the INSIDE.”

    more here
    http://www.eclectablog.com/2012/12/breaking-americans-for-prosperity-stages-phony-altercation-at-michigan-right-to-work-rally.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eclectablog%2FkInS+%28Eclectablog%29

    • Alma98

      Damn! eclectablog has been infiltrated by trolls.

    • AxelFoley

      Shades of COINTELPRO?

    • AxelFoley

      Shades of COINTELPRO?

  • TyrenM

    In light of Minneapolis’ first snow fall of the season, “Black Christmas” was right on time. Thanks.

  • MonieTalks

    Hey peeps!

    It is a shame how this beautiful, professional woman was treated by her local news affiliate in Louisiana..

    Meteorologist Fired for Responding to ‘Racist’ Facebook Post

    • Alma98

      She is beautiful Monie and I’m glad she spoke up. I hope she sues their behinds off.

    • lamh36

      Wow ain’t that some shit!

      See this here is why I wear my hair natural and bushy when I go into interviews for new jobs (I wore my hair in my usual bush for the new job I have in Louisiana too). I wear my hair not natural not as a statement, but because my hair is healthier and I am way low maintenance so it easy to manage daily. Yes I may twist my hair on occasion or I might rock a sewn-in weave (which i no longer do on any regular basis).
      BUT the point is I want a future employer to see that “what they see is what they get”. I have more than enough experience in my current profession and speciality that if my apperarance (namely my hair, but also, my being overweight) is an issue for them that they would disregard my years of experience then FUDGE ‘EM. It’s their loss, not mine. SHIT, I refuse to even wear makeup on interviews (I might put on a little lipstick), ’cause I don’t even own any for my regular everyday life and I ahve absolutely NO plans to wear makeup while I work. Like I said, what you see is what you get. This lady looks good!

      • MsKitty

        Fist bump on the lack of makeup on the job. I don’t think I’ve worn makeup to work in about 25 years, it was a pain in the ass to keep up. Only put it on for super dressy occasions, which might be once or twice a year at the most. It must be a Scorpio thing, we just glow naturally because we’re fierce.

    • lamh36

      Like someone said in comments over there, remember that white lady who went ON AIR and told off ole dude who said she was fat and a bad influence on young girls. Different state and markets, I know, but still they sure as heck didn’t fire her and she did an ON AIR segment. This lady just responded (respectfully I might add) to this person and they fired her.

      This has got to be a case where they were just looking for a reason to fire her. I hope she gets a good lawyer.

    • Miranda

      I really hope she files a lawsuit.

    • AxelFoley

      I’m a non-smoking, 5’3, 121 lbs, 25 mile a week running, 37.5 year old woman, and I’m in perfectly healthy physical condition.

      Can somebody get me her number?

    • AxelFoley

      I’m a non-smoking, 5’3, 121 lbs, 25 mile a week running, 37.5 year old woman, and I’m in perfectly healthy physical condition.

      Can somebody get me her number?

      • JojoRaze

        She’s finer than Beyonce, Halle and Gabrielle Union. This woman answered a racist in a professional manner and she’s fired, while the overweight white lady was lauded for standing up for body image. I hope she sues the pants off of that network.

      • Alma98

        LOL!

  • MonieTalks

    Virginia Democrats elect the state’s first African American party chair

    WILLIAMSBURG — A House of Delegates member from Alexandria on Saturday became chairwoman of the Democratic Party in Virginia and the first African American to lead a major political party in the state.

    At the party’s Central Committee Meeting in Williamsburg on Saturday, Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria) urged the party membership to hold on to the momentum from the election of Sen.-elect Timothy M. Kaine and the reelection of President Obama and reverse the off-year trend that has favored Republicans for nearly a generation.

    read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-democrats-elect-the-states-first-african-american-party-chair/2012/12/08/37eeab34-417a-11e2-a2d9-822f58ac9fd5_story.html

    • Town

      I hope this is not a set-up by the Democrats, when they don’t have anyone decent or known running for Gov, Lt. Gov or Atty Gen, to make this black woman the scapegoat when the Dems lose all 3 statewide seats next year.

  • MonieTalks

    puppet ass mofo

    Gov. McDonnell staff to make Norquist pilgrimage

    RICHMOND

    Emissaries of Gov. Bob McDonnell are heading to Washington today to meet with anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist ahead of the 2013 General Assembly session, when adjustments to Virginia’s gasoline tax could be in the offing.

    Today’s meeting comes a day after Norquist in a letter told state lawmakers that his group, Americans for Tax Reform, opposes “any proposal to index the gas tax to inflation because simply, this proposal is a job-killing tax increase.”

    “For those members of the Virginia Legislature who have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” his letter added, “voting to index the gas tax to inflation, without any complete offsets, would be in clear violation of the promise you made to your constituents and the people of Virginia to oppose any and all efforts to increase taxes.”

    read more: http://hamptonroads.com/2012/12/gov-mcdonnell-staff-make-norquist-pilgrimage

  • MonieTalks

    OBAMADON! Team of Ivy League scientists bestows Obama unique honor of naming extinct lizard after him

    By Kristen A. Lee / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

    President Obama has had everything named after him from streets to schools… but now an extinct lizard?

    The team of scientists from Yale and Harvard paid an unusual tribute to Obama in a paper looking at the survival rate of lizards and snakes in the mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs.

    “Obamadon gracilis” is one of several previously unreported species identified in the paper, which was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

    The small lizard they named after the president is “distinguished by tall, slender teeth with large central cusps separated from small accessory cusps by lingual grooves.”

    In supplementary material, the scientists had some fun with the etymology of the new name.

    “The genus name refers to Barack Hussein Obama and odon (Greek) = tooth, in reference to the tall, straight teeth, and the manner in which Mr. Obama has acted as a role model of good oral hygiene for the world,” the team wrote.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/scientists-extinct-lizard-president-obama-article-1.1217655#ixzz2EmwAjJm0

    • qosine

      “Obamadon gracilis”

      The small lizard they named after the president is “distinguished by tall, slender teeth with large central cusps separated from small accessory cusps by lingual grooves.”

      First the splendid fish in TN, and now . . .

      Oh, Mr. President. You are a star!

    • nellcote

      So not only will he be in history books but science books as well!

      • conlakappa

        At least we know the knowledge will be safe from the birther crowd–they tend to not crack open science books!

    • MsKitty

      Mr. Obama has acted as a role model of good oral hygiene for the world

      For some reason this is hilarious to me.

      • edp4bho

        I laughed, and then checked my teeth. Back to the dentist I go..LOL !

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

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Names 2013 Inductees

    Randy Newman and Public Enemy are among an eclectic mix of 2013 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the museum announced today at a ceremony in Los Angeles. Flea, bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, announced the six inductees chosen from 15 nominees this year.

    The class of 2013 is a diverse bunch despite its size. They are blues guitarist Albert King, disco royalty Donna Summer, rockers Heart and early hip-hop artists Public Enemy, singer-songwriter Newman, and progressive rock band Rush.

    MORE: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/12/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-names-2013-inductees/

    • TyrenM

      Yea! I know at least one song title by all except King. Sorry for showing my age.

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

    Shit. Just. Got. Real.

    Administration Formally Recognizes Syrian Opposition
    Pema Levy 6:37 PM EST, Tuesday December 11, 2012

    President Obama said Tuesday that his administration now gives formal recognition to the Syrian Opposition Coalition fighting the Assad regime, in an interview with ABC News.

    MORE: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/administration-formally-recognizes-syrian-opposition

    • Miranda

      OH. SNAP.

    • MsKitty

      TRANSLATION: Mr. Assad, now might be a good time to get your affairs in order and see your loved ones.

  • MonieTalks

    Barbara Streisand, Elvis and Diana Ross- all came from public housing

    November 20, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — For some, music lifts the soul. For others, it lifts them out of poverty.

    “The Sound, The Soul, The Syncopation” is an exhibit at Expo 72 that explores the connection between public housing and legendary musicians — like Barbara Streisand, Dinah Washington, and Elvis Presley.

    “I think a lot of people would expect an exhibit about music and public housing to have a lot of hip hop,” Todd Palmer curator said. “And while we are certainly including hip hop artists, the surprise is that country musicians, pop musicians, Broadway, even punk have actually come out of public housing.”

    The exhibit tells the international story of those who survived tough beginnings in public housing and rose to the top of the charts. The National Museum of Public Housing is sponsoring the event.

    read more: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local/mathie&id=8893034

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – — – -<a href="http://images.sodahead.com/polls/001259885/political_pictures_michele_bachmann_crazy1_43760_xlarge.jpegTHIS -BS-CRAZY- — RE-THUCKER!! — –

    — —Bachmann Compares Letter From Muslim Advocacy Group To Hitler’s Manifesto- – –

    – — -<i>On a conservative radio program over the weekend, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) went on an anti-Muslim tirade, making accusations about Muslims that ranged from the offensive to the absurd. Within her long conversation with host Jan Markell and co-host Eric Barger, Bachmann suggested that Americans read Islamic study materials to learn about Muslims’ supposed plot to conquer Western civilization, comparing the tactic to reading Adolf Hitler’s infamous book, Mein Kampf.

    – — -LOL – –>During the interview, Bachmann said she had proof that there was creeping sharia law — or, Islamic law — infiltrating the United States. That proof? A letter signed by groups of Muslim-Americans asking the Department of Homeland Security to stop distributing anti-Muslim materials:

    – — – -SNIP – – –

    – — -Bachmann’s Islamophobia has been an important part of her congressional repertoire. Most recently, Bachmann lost a lot of favor among her congressional colleagues when she led the witch hunt of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aide, Huma Abedin, with accusations that Abedin was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
    THERE IS MORE- – – -CRAZINESS!!- —

    – – -LOL – – -Pssssssst!! –baKKKman- - – – -Weren’t U tOLD – – -that U R a LOSER?? – – -geesh!!! –LOL.

    • conlakappa

      Hmm, I don’t know if this is a sign that she’ll again try to run for Speaker… or that she won’t!

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        – — I KNOW -HUH? – — –She needsta – – -RUN – —OUT DA DOOR – – -annnd FAR AWAY from any POLITICAL OFFICE! LOL —

        Good 2 C U conlakappa. :>) [Can U **click on** your likes? :>)]

        • conlakappa

          I am having periodic issues. Remember: don’t talk about Disqus!

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

    Things are a Little Tense
    by BooMan
    Tue Dec 11th, 2012 at 06:05:59 PM EST

    A Fox News contributor decided to try to talk to union members in Michigan near the Americans for Prosperity tent they had torn down.

    MORE: http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2012/12/11/18559/428?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boomantribune%2FSvpw+%28Booman+Tribune%29

    • Miranda

      Fox News staging stuff and trying to portray these workers as “union thugs”…it failed miserably.

  • rikyrah

    Chart: Michigan’s “Right to Work” law contains verbatim language from ALEC model bill

    Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 2:46 pm by GottaLaff

    Michigan Governor Rick Snyder actually said that union busting is “pro-workers! It’s a good thing! This is a positive thing for unions!”

    The “Right-to-work” (aka right to work for less) measure passed in the Michigan Legislature today, and Snyder will sign it as early as tomorrow. This means that unions cannot require members to pay dues as a condition of employment. And it also means more massive protests and rallies in the months to come, not to mention the pursuit of possible legal remedies and initiatives.

    The Center for Media and Democracy’s Executive Director and friend of the blog, Lisa Graves, reported that the so-called “Right to Work” Act is political revenge because unions had the nerve to support Democrats. That’s true they did, but not nearly as much as big corporations supported Republicans:

    And the Center for Media and Democracy’s Brendan Fischer posted that the petty, vindictive RTW Act also happens to contain verbatim language from an ALEC model. Yep, twin bills. Read it and weep:

    The legislation is straight out of the Koch-funded ALEC playbook. Compare the language in HB 4003 and HB 4054 with the ALEC “model” Right to Work Act:

    http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/2012/12/11/chart-michigans-right-to-work-law-contains-verbatim-language-from-alec-model-bill/

  • rikyrah

    On debt ceiling, GOP is defining extortion down

    Posted by Greg Sargent on December 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Until today, it was not certain whether Republicans would stage another showdown over the debt ceiling. They were said to be thinking about it, but reports carefully noted no decision had been made. However, as Brian Beutler reports, Mitch McConnell today publicly confirmed that it’s on.

    “I think I can speak for every single Republican that we think a request of any president to raise the debt ceiling in the future should involve a discussion with whoever the president is about what we might do about the debt,” McConnell said, adding: “We are going to insist that we have another discussion about the future of our country in connection with the request of us to raise the debt ceiling.”

    As Beutler notes, this is not an explicit declaration that Republicans will refuse to raise the debt ceiling unless they get the spending cuts they want. But it is certainly a threat to do this.

    Pay close attention to how this is covered. In a very general sense, the shrugs that greet the prospect of another debt ceiling fight suggest Republicans are successfully redefining the withholding of support for a debt limit hike as not agreeing to concessions requested by Democrats. In other words, Republicans won’t give Democrats the debt ceiling hike they want unless they get spending cuts in return.

    But raising the debt ceiling is not merely giving Democrats something they want. It is averting a threat to the economy and to the whole country. Top Republicans have admitted this. As Steve Benen recently documented, during the last debt ceiling battle John Boehner readily admitted that default would mean “financial disaster” for the global economy.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2012/12/11/on-debt-ceiling-gop-is-defining-extortion-down/

  • rikyrah

    Today at 4:17 PM

    In Michigan, the Republican Will to Power
    By Jonathan Chait

    In November 1992, right before Bill Clinton defeated George H. W. Bush, Grover Norquist published a lengthy article in the American Spectator predicting the horrors a Clinton presidency would usher in. Norquist focused his attention not on the usual conservative bugbears — stagflation, big government, liberal judges — but rather on what he was certain would be a massive, sustained Democratic campaign to use the power of government in order to entrench Democratic control. Norquist rattled off a long list of actions he predicted Clinton would undertake: use the IRS to crack down on conservatives, unleash government organizations to engage in politicking, register legions of new voters (“not necessarily citizens”) at welfare offices and prison induction centers, grant Senate seats to the District of Columbia and perhaps Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and, of course, unleash a wave of compulsory unionization.

    Clinton never attempted any of these things, of course. But Norquist’s fever dream was a useful window into a poorly understood aspect of conservative thought, which is an obsession with the ways in which the power of government can be used to help the governing party maintain its own power. Norquist’s ill-founded suspicions of the Democrats was merely a failed attempt to mirror-image project his own operational mode, which is widely shared among movement conservatives. It was the driving force behind the Bush administration’s failed 2005 campaign to privatize Social Security, which conservatives widely and gleefully predicted would, if successful, bring tens of millions of Americans into the “investor class” and thus transmute them into allies of capital rather than labor.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2012/12/michigan-the-republican-will-to-power.html

  • rikyrah

    December 11, 2012 1:24 PM
    Simple Query

    By Ed Kilgore

    I’m sure I am not the first to have this insight, but it’s worth underlining: if right-to-work laws are indeed, as supporters claim, a “liberty” issue for workers who are otherwise slaves to “union bosses,” then why are Gov. Rick Snyder and Michigan GOP legislators denying these “rights” to the most esteemed workers under their purview, police officers and firefighters? Do GOPers actually despise these workers, or are their justifications for taking this step a bit dishonest?

    I think we all know the answer to that question.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_12/simple_query041719.php

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

    The media trying to start isht, and the EmoProgs are gonna fall for it hook, line and sinker.

    Media asshats tweeted this:

    ThinkProgress ‏@thinkprogress
    Obama suggests raising Medicare eligibility age is on the table in Fiscal Cliff talks: http://thkpr.gs/USA2fY

    Zeke Miller ‏@ZekeJMiller
    Obama doesn’t rule out raising Medicare eligibility age in ABC interview http://j.mp/126pDQP

    Luke Russert ‏@LukeRussert
    Obama tells Barbara Walters raising Medicare entry age from 65-67 “is something that has been floated” didn’t dismiss outright.

    But here’s PBO entire comment:

    Raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 is “something that’s been floated,” Obama said, not dismissing the idea outright.

    “When you look at the evidence, it’s not clear that it actually saves a lot of money,” he said. “But what I’ve said is let’s look at every avenue, because what is true is we need to strengthen Social Security, we need to strengthen Medicare for future generations, the current path is not sustainable because we’ve got an aging population and health care costs are shooting up so quickly.”

    MORE: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/exclusive-president-obama-predicts-gop-cave-taxes/story?id=17937679&page=2#.UMfLJKywWSp

    • Kennymack1971

      Welp.. ready for the hair on fire crowd to bleat endlessly on Twitter about how this proves that the President has sold out and betrayed his legacy. This is so tiresome.

      • aleth

        Actually it’s going to be we made him do it. We made him not include it. He says it does not save any money so what’s the point f the floated idea

        • Ebogan63

          They are just putting words in his mouth that he did not say. They are committed to this bullshit like Greg Sargent on Twitter.

      • isonprize

        TIRESOME, indeed.

    • aleth

      http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obama-skeptical-of-raising-medicare-eligibility-age

      Think progressive and other alleged liberals learn how to read and frame your position. You don’t just reject something, you need a rationale which the president presented

    • jds09

      PBO is playing the emoprogs and PLs. In the midst of the negotiations he gets to say “look my base went crazy, and I’m taking X position”. He did it with ACA.

      • qosine

        Yes he is.

      • MsKitty

        You think they would figure it out by now.

        • conlakappa

          They aren’t really good with connecting the dots or learning lessons.

  • rikyrah

    Violence Against Women Act: John Boehner, Eric Cantor Pressured By Republicans To Act

    Posted: 12/11/2012 5:56 pm EST | Updated: 12/11/2012 6:42 pm EST

    House Republican leaders have already been under pressure to pass an expanded version of the Violence Against Women Act in the lame-duck Congress, but now that pressure is coming from within their own party.

    On Tuesday, 10 House Republicans signed a letter authored by Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) and other Democrats urging House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to take up and pass a VAWA bill that covers all victims of domestic violence — much like the bill that passed the Senate — before Congress gavels out for the year.

    “We write today asking you to move quickly on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) by bringing a bill inclusive of protections for all victims of domestic violence, similar to that which has already passed the Senate, to the House floor for a vote during these final weeks of the 112th Congress,” reads the letter, which is also addressed to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). “We must send the President a strong, bipartisan bill that protects all those vulnerable to domestic violence.”

    Republicans on the letter include Reps. Judy Biggert (Ill.), Ted Poe (Texas), Richard Hanna (N.Y.), Joe Heck (Nev.), Patrick Meehan (Pa.), Robert Dold (Ill.), Chris Gibson (N.Y.), Jon Runyon (N.J.), David Reichert (Wash.) and Michael Fitzpatrick (Pa.). In total, 120 House lawmakers signed the letter.

    The House and the Senate have each already passed their own bills to reauthorize VAWA, but they differ in one major way: The bipartisan Senate bill includes new protections for members of the LGBT community, undocumented immigrants and Native Americans, and the House bill, which passed with only Republican votes, does not. So far, House Republican leaders have refused to accept the Senate additions, calling them politically driven. In the meantime, the issue has stalled and VAWA was left to expire, for the first time in its 18-year history, in September 2011.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/violence-against-women-act-john-boehner-eric-cantor_n_2278549.html?ref=topbar

    • MsKitty

      Some of those Republicans who signed that letter could hardly be considered moderate (Poe and Runyan are hardcore teabaggers), so that’s not good news for Orange Glo and his weaselly sidekick.

  • rikyrah

    Sebelius: Expansion of Medicaid is All or Nothing:

    HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reiterated today that a half-hearted or inconsequential expansion of Medicaid is unacceptable and that if states want to receive matching funds from the federal government, they must fully comply with the law.

    “Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius wrote a letter to governors saying the administration “continue[s] to encourage all states to fully expand their Medicaid programs.”

    “In an accompanying blog post, she declared that “the law does not create an option for enhanced match for a partial or phased-in Medicaid expansion to 133 percent of poverty.”

    “In other words, the states must take all or nothing. That sets up a dilemma for Republican governors, who have to decide whether to stonewall Obamacare or accept the generous funding to cover their low-income uninsured residents.”

    http://bobcesca.com/blog-archives/2012/12/sebelius-expansion-of-medicaid-is-all-or-nothing.html

    • isonprize

      If Gov. “Cut It” Corbett has the balls not to accept this offer re: Medicaid expansion, here’s hoping he chooses not to run for a second term as Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If he does, there are a boatload of people ready, willing and able to work night and day to make sure that he doesn’t win.

      SERIOUSLY.

      • qosine

        He will be under fire, since hospitals won’t get payments for uncompensated care.

  • rikyrah

    Americans For Prosperity Fake an Attack On Their Tent at Michigan Right to Work Rally

    By: Sarah JonesDecember 11th, 2012

    Prepare to be confronted with yet another example of right wing deliberate deception. Today at the Right to Work protest in Michigan, an Americans for Prosperity tent came down with people inside of it. Naturally, Fox was there to capture the scene and AFP were quick to blame it on violent union supporters. Also, Breitbart had a video, naturally, blaming the tent falling on violent union supporters, with a video that doesn’t start until well after the melee (of course).

    But as you have learned, all is not what it seems in Right Wing world.

    A protester of the anti-union law passed today, Tom Duckworth, saw a man he’d spoken to earlier in the tent, wearing NRA garb, kick the tent poles from the inside of the tent. Duckworth thought they must be getting ready to leave, until he realized there were people inside the tent. So, basically, a person described by Duckworth as “clearly a member of Americans for Propserty” kicked the tent down and then AFP blamed it on the unions.

    December 11, 2012: Tom Duckworth explains what he saw at the Americans for Prosperity tent earlier today. Watch here via ProgressMichigan:

    Duckworth says that when the tent came down, people cheered, but nobody “rushed the tent” for about 30 seconds. Sure, they cheered – AFP are the people funding the death of a globally recognized human right. After about 30 seconds, the protesters did trample the fallen tent in their pleasure, cheering its demise

  • rikyrah

    John Boehner’s Attempt To Pressure Obama on the Fiscal Cliff Completely Backfires

    By: Jason Easley
    December 11th, 2012

    John Boehner took to the House floor to pressure President Obama, but instead he only made things worse for the Republican Party.

    Here is the video:

    Boehner and the Republicans are trying to use a little political sleight of hand in an attempt to distract the American people from the fact that they refuse to raise taxes on the wealthy. The one thing missing from Boehner’s remarks is any mention of raising taxes on the highest income earners. Instead, the Speaker pulled out the tired trick of hiding their protection of the wealthy behind concern for “small businesses.”

    Rep. Boehner’s refusal to even acknowledge raising taxes on the wealthy is why his latest blame Obama gamble is destined to blow up in his face. Boehner didn’t try to make his case to the American people for why spending cuts are better than tax increases. He simply refused to acknowledge the most important issue in the minds of the American people. This isn’t just bad politics. It’s bad governance.

    All Boehner managed to do was confirm that the Republicans are the ones standing in the way of a deal. The question of how we tackle deficit was already resolved on Election Day. Post election polls continue to show that the public is siding with Obama and the Democrats on the fiscal cliff issue.

    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that Republicans are playing a losing hand, but it takes a special “talent” to turn a losing hand into total catastrophic failure.

    http://www.politicususa.com/john-boehners-attempt-pressure-obama-fiscal-cliff-completely-backfires.html

  • rikyrah

    Obama Administration Stimulus: White House Sees Fiscal Cliff Deal As Last, Best Hope

    Posted: 12/11/2012 4:41 pm EST | Updated: 12/11/2012 6:23 pm EST

    The conventional wisdom on the White House’s opening offer to resolve the fiscal standoff treats one particular element of that offer — the stimulus proposals — as a less-than-serious addendum that will be traded away in the end. It’s wrong.

    Senior Democratic officials on Capitol Hill and in the White House say that the media and Republicans are mistaken to assume that the stimulus measures were included as mere bargaining chips. In fact, the Democrats say, they’re important building blocks for President Barack Obama’s second term in office.

    That’s because the “fiscal cliff” deal may be Obama’s last, best chance to win spending or tax-code concessions from Republicans. Democrats and the White House know this, which is why they have chosen to draw the ire of conservatives by jacking up the short-term cost of their fiscal cliff proposal.

    The specific measures — extension of unemployment insurance benefits ($30 billion) and the payroll tax cut ($115 billion), infrastructure spending ($50 billion to $75 billion), and a series of other tax cut extenders ($27 billion) — hardly constitute a robust stimulus package, particularly considering all the spending cuts likely to surround them in any final deal. Yet top Democrats view these measures, drawn from the president’s proposed American Jobs Act, as an essential component of that deal.
    ……………………………….

    A top Senate Democratic aide — speaking about the talks, like many others, only on condition of anonymity — was blunter in his assessment. “The idea of extending UI [unemployment insurance] is not a trade-away chip. That’s essential. The idea of replacing payroll with something is something they feel very strongly about,” he said. Another top Senate aide said that the stimulus is “very real” and that it has consistently been a part of every proposal Democrats have made. A top GOP aide said he wasn’t sure how serious the White House is, but the stimulus has “been on every piece of paper they’ve sent us.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/obama-administration-stimulus_n_2279182.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

  • GreenLadyHere

    BREAKING NEWS -[1 hour ago] —Shooting Reported At Shopping Mall In Suburban Portland, Ore

    – – – –Two people were killed and several others wounded when a man opened fire Tuesday afternoon in a shopping mall in suburban Portland, Ore., according to initial reports from local media. The shooting occurred at Clackamas Town Center, and the shooter has not yet been apprehended, according to KGW.

    – – -R we gon hear ABOUT – –GUN CONTROL?? – – -NOW?? – —

  • rikyrah

    The Right to Work Shot Heard Around the World Won’t End Well for Conservatives

    By: Sarah JonesDecember 11th, 2012

    The people calling themselves ‘conservatives’ are full of glee over what Americans for Prosperity (the same Koch-funded group behind Walker’s assault on workers) is calling the “shot heard around the world” – also known as the Michigan Republicans shoving an ALEC/ Koch funded kill unions bill down the people’s throats in the heart of the American union.

    They gloat. It’s what they do. But what they don’t see the long-term impact of what they’re doing.

    The unions have been dying for years. The orchestrated ALEC-based hits on collective bargaining in Republican-led states was no doubt meant to be the deathblow.

    But instead, it has sparked ongoing debate about the point of unions. Many Americans who never had a reason to think about unions before are now aware of the issue. So while it pains me personally that Republicans did this in my home state, taking aim at all my Grandfather worked for his entire life just weeks after he passed away, I see an opportunity here.
    ………………..

    Worker-friendly states (those without “right to work” laws) have higher incomes on average and better working conditions. An NEA study concluded, “Eleven of the 15 states with the highest poverty rates are RTW, while nine of the 11 states with the lowest poverty rates are worker-friendly.” If that doesn’t get it, how about a discussion regarding productivity? An analysis of gross domestic product per capita shows that worker friendly states “appear to be significantly ‘more productive’ than the RTW states.” Furthermore, “12 of the 14 most productive states are worker-friendly states, while five of the six least productive states are RTW states. The median GDP per capita for the worker-friendly states is $41,529.50, compared to $38,745.50 in RTW states.”

    http://www.politicususa.com/shot-heard-world-shooting-conservatives-foot.html

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- — —THESE RE-THUCKERS —LOL – -Just KEEP SPINNIN’ – –their WHEELS – – -“CAUSE dey – -HAVE! – -NO! – -PLANS!! – -LOL – –

    – – – -GOP tries to quell dissenters on taxes – –

    – –The growing number of GOP defectors on taxes is causing heartburn in Republican ranks and prompting fresh fears that the party is giving President Barack Obama crucial leverage in the fiscal cliff negotiations.

    “I think it’s not helpful on anything to negotiate in public,” said Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), echoing the concerns of many in the party eager to tamp down internal dissension ahead of a high-stakes year-end deadline.

    Sen. Mike Crapo, an Idaho Republican who has supported revenue increases in the past, said he’s intentionally keeping those thoughts to himself these days.

    “Most of us are, as I am, holding back and saying, ‘Let’s wait and see what happens with the speaker and the president,’” Crapo said Tuesday. “That’s the best approach right now.”

    Since the election, House Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans have gone to lengths to demonstrate they’re willing to raise new revenue by closing loopholes or capping tax deductions. For now, that’s as far out on a limb as anyone in the party should step, some prominent GOP lawmakers argue.
    THERE IS MORE.

  • MonieTalks

    uh huh…fauxgressives spent the last 4 years having hissy fits and emotional eruptions over PBO (and still are), and republicans are still wrecking havoc from 2010 gains in statehouses everywhere, while everyone looks away, distracted by the whining.

    Legislative leaders hand out hefty raises to top staffers

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s new legislative leaders handed out hefty pay raises to many of their top staff and newly-hired talent, even as thousands of state workers went for a sixth year without a boost in pay.

    Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford, who were sworn in last month, immediately hired new chiefs of staff and paid them more than taxpayers pay elected state Cabinet members. They are paying 62 top policy advisors and staff directors more than $100,000 a year each, and they gave pay raises totaling $252,000 to their 17 highest paid employees.

    ,,,State workers, by contrast, have not had a pay raise in six years. Last year, the Legislature also tapped into their take-home pay by trimming three percent to pay their annual contributions to the Florida Retirement System. The result is a 15 percent drop in earning power for most state workers, labor unions say.

    read more; http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/gubernatorial/legislative-leaders-hand-out-hefty-raises-to-top-staffers/1265704

  • Miranda

    Angry with Obama, GOP threatens political war next year

    Washington (CNN) — They are losing the battle over higher taxes on the wealthy, so now Republicans are threatening a political war next year when it comes time to raise the nation’s debt ceiling.

    With cracks appearing in their anti-tax facade and polls showing most Americans favoring President Barack Obama’s stance in the fiscal cliff negotiations, GOP legislators are starting to advocate a tactical retreat to fight another day.

    Conservative Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, promised the newly re-elected Obama “one hell of a fight” next year if the president forces through his plan for high-income earners to pay more taxes without agreeing to substantive steps to reduce the nation’s chronic federal deficits and debt.

    more here:
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/11/politics/fiscal-cliff/index.html

    • Kennymack1971

      Please Proceed GOP.

  • isonprize

    A little treat! I got my White House Christmas Card today! Weeeeee!

    I have to admit, I think it’s very cool to get snailmail with THE WHITE HOUSE as the return address. Very cool, indeed!

    • MonieTalks

      Yes! I got mine yesterday.

      Placed it on the mantle!!!

      • edp4bho

        Got mine Saturday and……..placed it on the mantle ! :-D

        Hello and good night POU.

  • MonieTalks

    Progressive groups and unions are saying they were “blindsided” by MI gov Rick Snyder. Some are saying that if they had any inkling he would have changed his position, they would have organized better.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/11/michigan-right-to-work-unions_n_2277900.html

    hmmmmm…What I’m trying to figure out is, would unions and progressives watched Snyder a little bit harder if his name was Barack Obama?

    Pre-election 2012, there was never a shortage of “PBO disappointed the unions” article.

    Fauxgressives, the holier than thou crowd, and the keyboard activist betta wake the fuck up…Repubs are relentless, operate in the long term, and are especially heated after this election. The more they keep yelling their “PBO has disappointed his base” meme, the more Rethugs, especially at the state level will assault the citizens….and they won’t even see it coming.

    • GN

      When looking not at their words but their actions, one would think that we’re looking at a classic scenario in which the use of drama and purity tests has rendered a movement not only unhelpful to its stated objectives, but actively hostile to it. We spent years trying to warn fauxgressives about the dangers of sensationalism and the purity hustle…you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. They are reaping what they have sown: ineffectiveness.

      • crazycanuck

        And they pretty much haven’t learned a dam thing.

    • rikyrah

      Progressive groups and unions are saying they were “blindsided” by MI gov Rick Snyder. Some are saying that if they had any inkling he would have changed his position, they would have organized better.

      see, this makes no damn sense to me.

      the man enacted that anti-democratic Emergency Manager Law…

      and folks are shocked that he’d do this to unions?

      HUH?

    • dannie22

      you must always remember, repubs are SUPPOSED to hate black people. the fact that repubs hate whites who arent in the 1% hasnt caught with regular white folks yet. it’ll be a few more elections befored they actually get it

  • rikyrah

    Politico Accidentally Exposes Beltway Elite

    By Jonathan Chait
    Today at 10:44 AM

    Politico editors Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen today have published what may be the most revealing piece I have ever read about the Washington power elite. The value of the piece is almost entirely anthropological. That is to say, read at face value, it tells the reader almost nothing new. But examined as a cultural specimen, it offers profound insight. The piece reads as if it were written by Upton Sinclair, if he were taken prisoner and trying to smuggle messages out to the world past a particularly literal-minded group of censors.

    The subject of the piece is Allen and VandeHei’s report that broad agreement exists on the correct policy agenda, as revealed to them through “conversations we have had over the past three months with top lawmakers, officials, their senior aides and the CEOs who advise and lobby all of them.” The story proceeds to describe the obviously sensible agenda agreed upon by these sources: It is vital to reduce the deficit through tax reform and stingier entitlements, along with more free trade, resource extraction, and liberalized immigration.

    …………………………………………………………………………….

    That mainstream journalists feel comfortable doing so is itself further confirmation of the extraordinary and almost unchallenged power commanded by the business and political elites. The Politico story is fairly typical of Washington reporting in its basic endorsement of the business-political elite consensus. The Sunday talk shows and editorial pages are filled to the brim with right-thinking people who would read this piece and nod along happily. What makes this one unusually valuable is that it approaches unusually close to what ought to be a moment of self-awareness — by making explicit rather than implicit the social web that produces the Beltway consensus — but then sprints as fast as can be in the other direction. It should be preserved for generations as the early-21st-century cri de coeur of an incestuous, self-satisfied economic and political elite.

    ……………….

  • rikyrah

    Rob Nabors: Obama’s quiet dealmaker

    By Suzy Khimm,

    Published: December 10

    Three things you should know about Rob Nabors:

    1. He loves lists, thinks in lists, breaks down plans of action into lists.

    2. He prizes discretion and despises leaks, which is why Republicans say they can trust this Democrat. (And probably explains why he declined to comment for this piece.)

    3. He may be the most important player you’ve never heard of in the ongoing “fiscal cliff” drama.

    President Obama and House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) made headlines on Sunday when they spoke directly about the fiscal cliff, but it’s Nabors, who is Obama’s chief congressional liaison, who’s in the closed-door negotiations that pave the way for such conversations — and deals.

    “He’s our Congress whisperer,” says David Plouffe, a senior Obama adviser, of the famously soft-spoken Nabors. “Rob’s got a great instinct for where the deal lies, what Democrats are willing to do, what Republicans are willing to do. He’ll say, ‘Here’s what’s going on, here are what the odds are of success.’ He doesn’t ever paint a rosier picture than exists.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/rob-nabors-is-man-behind-many-political-deals/2012/12/10/2a039878-4264-11e2-8e70-e1993528222d_story.html

    • conlakappa

      But I thought that the President doesn’t have like any black people working for him!!!

    • qosine

      Thx rikyrah. This is a really interesting article about Rob Nabors.

      Robert Keohane, a “highly influential international relations scholar.”

      Who has an international relations background? PBO, Dr. Rice, and Rob Nabors!

      For domestic and foreign policy (human relationships):

      “Even among pure egoists, cooperation can ‘emerge’ if a large enough initial cluster of potential cooperators exists,” Keohane wrote in “After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy,” his seminal book. “Ignorance of how to promote cooperation can lead to discord, conflict, and economic disaster before cooperation ever has a chance to prevail.”

      • aleth

        Yep….

  • GN

    Bringing over an interesting convo from the morning thread. There was a quote from an article in which Scalia engaged in a classic far right rant against gay Americans, likening them to murderers. In response, a commenter mused notwithstanding Scalia’s nonsense, it would be interesting if the Supreme Court upheld gay marriage and used that as cover for destroying the voting rights act. That really got me to thinking that such a possibility isn’t unlikely, and that due to a very subtly racist form of activism which has exploded in popularity “on the left,” I wonder just how genuinely outraged some folks would be…

    To be frank, from what I’ve seen of Maddow and a few others post-Prop8, I don’t think that such an outcome would genuinely upset some people one bit. The thinking is that us black folks are not entitled to rights unless every and anyone else has first attained full rights. It’s a subtle, subconscious thinking which expresses itself in myriad ways—the racist scapegoating of black people post-Prop8 being simply one of the more famous examples. The underlying (and often unpacked and unacknowledged) attitude is that we are not entitled to control even the vernacular of our struggle (which many of our ancestors paid a huge price, even death, for); we are not entitled to focus upon our issues and our quest for liberation unless we are willing to allow our voices to be stolen by privileged liberals who cannot participate in any coalition unless they set the agenda. This definitely doesn’t describe all, but just keeping it real in terms of what has taken place these past four years and the complete cannibalization (not a respectful nod to, but a cannibalization) of the civil rights movement by some people who don’t quite totally respect us. And their own racism is given cover by the pernicious and largely overblown media meme that black people are “obsessed” with gay issues or exotically homophobic (has been belied by polling for years and years). Food for thought.

    • crazycanuck

      Dam GN, food for thought indeed.

      • GN

        I will never forget that Maddow rant. She wasn’t just upset that Prop8 had passed. It was the very idea that black people had the nerve to be celebrating a major civil rights victory in Barack Obama’s election in light of Prop8’s passage. One might ask really what one had to truly do with the other (not much IMO), and why it was not obvious that more outreach across the state and color lines by people advocating against Prop8’s passage was needed, and why there was so much less angst and outrage against members of the Mormon Church who orchestrated and funded that ballot initiative in the first place.

        If black people do anything within these next years, reclaiming our legacy, heritage, and our RIGHT to our own liberation struggle should be a top priority. I have no issues with people who reference what black people managed to do in terms of self-liberation in this country with awe and respect, and seek intersections and genuine coalitions. But certainly that’s not always been the case. There’s too much disdain and demands that we be held to higher standards. Just saying.

        • Tafr

          GN you must check out the prop 8 documentary. I will try to dig up the name and post it you have to see it. I will never forget this one Mormon family bragging about giving their kids college fund to the Mormon church for prop 8. The parents were proud as hell and the kids were smiling ear to ear. I was horrified at the pure hate and the disregard those parents had towards their own children’s future. That is what Maddow should of been focused on. The activist in Cali dropped the ball on prop 8. They are to blame for that mess because as you can see that shit did not fly in Washington State. The activist here went after the Catholic church before the church knew what hit them.

        • Ebogan63

          Reminds me of this clown on Twitter that conflated that OWS bullshit with the Civil Rights movement, which I find to be offensive to those that struggled for CR back in the day. Alot of these white folks have no prob. appropriating our legacy for their privileged purposes.

          • GN

            Exactly; stuff like that is *exactly* what I’m talking about.

    • dannie22

      GN, you said that so brilliantly! you have expressed my sentiments exactly. sneaky white libs and white fems are basically saying, “how dare you nigras get rights before we do!!” thanks for writing this.

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

    Judge rules Cory Booker did not have authority to vote for open Newark council seat
    David Giambusso/The Star-Ledger 12/11/2012 11:37 AM

    excerpt: Carey reversed Booker’s vote today, saying the mayor did not have the authority to vote on the issue. While no stranger to city politics, Carey seemed surprised at the level of joy surrounding his decision.

    “The people have won and prevailed,” said Councilwoman Mildred Crump, who was in court with her allies, councilmen Darrin Sharif, Ron C. Rice and Ras Baraka.

    “Justice is done,” Baraka said.

    Still, administration officials claimed a partial victory. They did not get their candidate in office, but they also prevented the appointment John Sharpe James, the son of former Mayor Sharpe James and a Booker foe who would have made an impenetrable five-vote majority on the council against the mayor.

    MORE: http://mobile.nj.com/advnj/pm_29221/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=9cpPZpGu

    Booker should’ve let the seat remain vacant and held a special election. Now, he’s pissed off his constituents, whose votes he’ll need should he run against Krispy Kreme, and the council meeting riot is a ready made ad against him.

    Big dummy.

    • rikyrah

      hmmmmm…….

      this is interesting

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia – – -LOL – — Sooooo – -Does THIS mean that he is NOT QUALIFIED 2 seek a HIGHER OFFICE,??? – —

      I mean – – -doncha hafta 2 KNOW LAWS??? – – –LOL – –

      – —***shakin’ my head*** —

  • lamh36

    Pam and Tommy way better than Martin & Gina. I’m just sayin’

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –I asked DISQUS – -NO RESPONSE — YET.
    I cain’t click on the likes. Anyone else havi’n any problems? – –Thank U. :>)

    • qosine

      Me, too GLH. I try to check if my “Like” took hold, but nothing happens when I click on “Like”.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        THANK U. :>) I thought about th’owin’ my computer out da window behind DISQUS. – –LOL

        I’m sooo ashamed. LOL – —

        Thank U qosine♥ –***HUGS*** Good 2 C U. :>)

    • isonprize

      same here, GLH. Disqus Hateus.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — -UPDATE on MRS Sandi JACKSON – –SHE WON’T RUN :>) –

    – – – -Jesse Jackson Jr.’s wife won’t run for his US House seat – –

    – – – – -The wife of Jesse Jackson Jr. said Tuesday that she’s not interested in running for the U.S. House seat her husband held for nearly 17 years, ending talk that she was eying the Chicago-area district.

    “No. I am not a candidate for Congress,” Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson told reporters. “I intend to remain an alderman.”
    THERE IS MORE.

    – -LOL. Somebody – –musta – -HOLLA’D – –at her. LOL – —

    Movin’ FORWARD – – – -> LOL

  • AxelFoley

    Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, etc…what do they all have in common? Something about 2010, methinks? And didn’t some “progressives” say that voters should skip the 2010 elections to teach PBO a lesson?

    Well, school is in session, muhfuckas, and ya’lls asses are the ones gettin’ taught. This is what happens when you forgo your civic duty–you let the GOP win, and they have not even tried to hide their agenda in recent years.

    You reaps what you sows.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – —-WAY-ELL – —DA SssssssNAKE STRUCK!! – — —

    – – –Michigan Governor Signs Union Busting Bills Behind Closed Doors – – – –

    – – – -Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) announced during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon that he had privately signed into law so-called “right-to-work” legislation, despite mass protests from unions. The measure would allow public and private union members to opt out of paying union dues, while benefiting from union contracts. It does not apply to existing union contracts.

    Snyder attributed his sudden (and unexpected) push for the measure earlier last week to unions themselves, who unsuccessfully sought to pass a constitutional amendment (known as Proposition 2) voiding “existing and future laws restricting workers’ ability to organize unions, or to negotiate and enforce collective bargaining agreements, including employees’ financial support of their labor unions.” The governor argued that this failed effort divided the public and brought the issue to a head.

    – – –SNIP – —

    Challenged by a reporter as to why he signed the right-to-work legislation behind closed doors, Snyder again faulted union organizers. “It’s one of those things, there were a number of people out protesting. So I don’t see the need to have a public ceremony to over-emphasize that.”
    THERE IS MORE.

    – – – — DISGUSTING —COWARD!! —Ugggg – — -

  • isonprize
  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – —LOL – –Mr. Harry KNOWS – – -NO BOUNDS — –LOL – —

    – –Reid praises Sen. Nelson’s “mop of real hair” – –BWAHAHA!

    – – – -He OWNS —that SENATE FLOOR!! LOL —

    WHEN – – -Mr. Harry SPEAKS – – – -ERYBODY – –LISTENS! – -LOL – – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – –GEESH!! — – -THESE – -LOSER – -RE-THUCKERS!! – – – –

    – – – – -Rick Perry: Outlawing All Access To Abortion Is ‘My Goal’ – —

    – —-At a press conference on Tuesday organized by the anti-abortion group Texas Right to Life, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) reaffirmed that his ultimate legislative objective is to restrict all women’s access to abortion services.

    Members of Texas Right to Life are currently pushing their state’s legislators to pass a “fetal pain” bill that would ban abortions after just 20 weeks — despite the fact that there’s no scientific evidence that fetuses can actually feel pain at that point. As the Huffington Post reports, Perry not only enthusiastically endorsed such a measure, but also confirmed his “goal” to continue passing restrictive legislation to limit women’s Constitutional right to choose:

    To be clear, my goal, and the goal of many of those joining me here today, is to make abortion, at any stage, a thing of the past.
    THERE IS MORE. – – –STOOPID – –“WAR ON WOMEN”!! – –geesh!

  • GreenLadyHere

    – – – -Dear POU FAM♥ – -G’NIGHT. :>) – -MAY U HAVE BLESSED SWEET DREAMS – -♥ – ♥ :>) – —

    – – — -CONTINUE YOUR PRAYERS ♥- – -:>) – —

    – – -AN – -OLDIES –Jackson 5 – CHRISTMAS: – :>)

    – -☻– The Jackson 5 – Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town – :>)-

    – –☻The Jackson 5 I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus – –:>) – —

    – — ☻ -The Jackson 5 – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – -“>) [RIHEP - MJ♥]

    – – –UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT ♥ :>) – – -