August 30, 2014

Tuesday Afternoon Thread: Ray Charles Week

Ray Charles, (c) Norman Seeff 3 - 1985

Hit The Road Jack

Unchain My Heart

Makin Whoopee

Hallelujah I Love Her So

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  • GreenLadyHere

    - –GOOD AFTERNOON Miranda♥/POU FAM♥ —***BIG HUG** :>) NOW U’ALL WATCH OUR BIRTHDAY GIRL annnd MR. RAaaaaY –REAL INTENSELY. :>)

    – - —***Tip toein’ outta the room with that PIC> — LOL

    Miranda – –Sooo ENJOYIN’ – - -:>) — -FOND MEMORIES♥ :>)

    – —-☺ENJOY –☺http://greatfitnessideas.com/images_blog/52/Healthy-Lunch-Ideas-for-Weight-Loss.jpg

    – – - – –☺http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/sites/default/files/2699.jpg

    B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ –:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – - -A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT♥- -

    - – –Pittsburgh exhibit features Negro League pictures

    - – —A new exhibit at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art shows the vibrant world of Negro League baseball through the eyes of legendary black photographer Teenie Harris.

    The “Baseball in Pittsburgh” exhibit opened Saturday and runs through Sept. 22. It includes 25 pictures and 650 more are available for online viewing.

    Harris photographed legendary players such as Jackie Robinson but also captured fans of the era and even youth league hopefuls.

    “It wasn’t just famous people. It was ordinary people, women,” said guest curator Sean Gibson, the great-grandson of Negro League slugger Josh Gibson, who was voted into the baseball Hall of Fame even though henever played in the major leagues.

    One picture in the exhibit shows players in the dugout and the nearby fans.

    “These fans here, they’re in their nice Sunday-best outfits. So it
    was like an outing for them, a date. You don’t see fans like that
    nowadays,” Gibson said.

    THERE IS MORE —

    — -Gotta say that —IT’s ‘BOUT TIME. —Usta take “School FIELD TRIPS” 2 this museum. — -NEVA saw –”US”. – -

    Soooo GLAD they have —-RECOGNIZED —DIVERSITY. :>)

    - —☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-5J5GPy48E

  • Miranda

    Punks jump up….yall know the rest.

    ‘Scandal’ Star Columbus Short In Bar Fight
    Cops Investigating
    3/25/2014 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

    Columbus Short — who plays gladiator Harrison Wright on “Scandal” — was involved in a bar fight in which the other guy ended up in the hospital and cops are now conducting a criminal investigation.

    Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Short was at Gabe’s Bar and Grill in L.A. on March 15 at around 10:45 PM celebrating a couple’s engagement … when he started arguing at the bar with another partygoer.

    We’re told the other guy pissed Short off by making a comment along the lines of, “You might be richer than me but I get my girls to buy me everything I want including your wife.”

    An eyewitness tells TMZ Columbus then came up from behind and sucker punched the guy. The eyewitness says the man’s nose was broken and he was rendered unconscious for several minutes.
    We’re told Columbus quickly left the bar.

    An ambulance came and took the 37-year-old man to a nearby hospital.

    Cops are now investigating a criminal battery.

    It’s not the first time Columbus used his fists to make a point. In March, 2010 … Columbus was playing basketball at an L.A. Fitness gym when he got into an argument with another player and socked the guy in the face, knocking several teeth out.

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2014/03/25/columbus-short-scandal-bar-fight-harrison-wright/#ixzz2x0ME7LJQ

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

      Columbus sneaked duded? *smh*

    • trose1

      oh well

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – -SAD News —A PASSING —

    - – -☺@NewsBreaker
    #BREAKING: Ralph Wilson, owner of the Buffalo Bills, has died. He was 95 – @judybattista via @realtimwilliams pic.twitter.com/EdoBhtQVKK
    - – -RIHEP♥ – - -CONDOLENCES 2 ALL.♥ AMEN♥ –

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – -ON MY WAY –2 VOTE: – –

    - – - -☺@bjs5555
    Follow (D) TIM SHERIDAN @SheridanCA42 4 Congress! #CA42 DEFEAT TEA Ken Calvert! #Red2Blue @UniteBlueCA #California pic.twitter.com/PD0ZpCEo46
    - – -[C YA as soon as. . .B BLESSED♥ -- -]

    • qosine

      I hope your Dem rep gets elected, GreenLady.!!!
      Crossing fingers.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –REAL QUICK: — -:>)

    – - —☺http://www.history.com/images/media/slideshow/martin-luther-king-jr/mlk-1965-selma-montgomery-march.jpg

    —☺Selma-Montgomery March: Martin Luther King leading
    march from Selma to Montgomery to protest lack of voting rights for
    African Americans. Beside King is John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy. March 1965. (Photo Credit: Steve Schapiro/Corbis)

    – - -[Gotta "bounce" :>)♥]

  • Miranda

    Far be it for me to tell other folks how to spend their money on their kids, but……………………this is still utterly ridiculous, I don’t care if you can afford it or not.
    ——————————
    Meet the parents spending thousands on kiddie couture
    By Jane Ridley March 24, 2014 | 9:03pm

    Eyeing the spring collections at Barneys, Brooklyn fashionista Priscilla Monteiro picks out a couple of sheer tulle dresses that have just the right amount of sparkle and sophistication.

    She is jetting off to the Cannes Film Festival in May to attend a swanky music industry party aboard a luxury yacht on the French Riviera.

    But these pieces — each with a price tag of $1,420 — are not for Monteiro to wear herself. A girl’s size 6 and a toddler size 2, the Bonnie Young outfits are for her adorable daughters.

    more here: http://nypost.com/2014/03/24/would-you-pay-1759-to-dress-your-kids/

    • Alma98

      I agree it’s stupid.

  • Miranda

    now….what could this tea party rethug in Mississippi, possibly mean by this? An “old America”……”that culture”….I can’t quite figure out what he means..any of you know??
    ———————
    excerpt:
    McDaniel’s pitch is a warning and a call to arms. “Millions in this country feel like strangers in this land. You recognize that don’t you? An old America is passing away; a new America rising to take its place. We recoil from that culture. It’s foreign to us. It’s offensive to us,” McDaniel said; his cadence wouldn’t have been out of place on stage at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

    Of the current environment, he said: “When we abdicate our self-government, when we surrender it to politicians and bureaucrats 1,000 miles away, it is essentially akin to repealing that early American revolution.” McDaniel rails against a system that Cochran has for decades used to funnel money back to Mississippi, one of the poorest states in the nation.
    [...]
    McDaniel has stumbled over questions about federal money. Earlier this year, he hedged when asked whether he would have voted for the Katrina disaster relief bill, a measure that many in Mississippi say saved the state from near ruin. His campaign quickly corrected his record in a statement, saying he would have voted “yes.”
    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/tea-party-targets-gop-veteran-mississippi-senate-race-n60981

    • Alma98

      You can try to go back to the good old days if you like sir. But I can guarantee you that you’ll get the ass whipping of your life.

    • rikyrah

      It is the delusional world of Mad Men.

      They mad that the WHITE women are working.
      They mad that they can’t call us Nigger without assurances that they won’t roll up on the wrong one and get their ass beat.
      They mad that the Mexicans are here. (All Latinos are Mexicans to them..just ask ‘ em)
      They mad that the Asians are here, making more money than them, and aren’t kissing their ass.

      They mad that the delusional world of Mad Men, where they were NOT big fish in a big pond..

      But, small fish in a pond where EVERYBODY ELSE was packed inside of sardine cans.

      Well, the sardine cans are open.

      Everybody else is out.

      And, they don’t really give two fucks about how they think or feel, and certainly have no intention of bowing down to them.

      They can try this bullshyt if they want to.

      But, as I continue to say:

      NOBODY IS PLAYING WITH THEM.

  • Alma98
    • Miranda

      “Also, how must that room smell with no clothes to wick away moisture and serve as a barrier between natural odor and the world as you sweat through all your orifices? All that sweat just goes straight to the mats. Ew. I imagine the room reeks of corn chips, feet, broccoli and bad decisions. I shiver at the thought and I rebuke it.”

      http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdic8nvwfW1ro2d43.gif

      • Alma98

        I know I ftfo at that comment.
        Girrrl can you imagine balls and boobs swinging everywhere lmao. Nawl, no way, nope not for me.
        I bet Axel would love this minus the guys lol.

      • rikyrah

        BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  • Alma98

    Rickey Smiley is a fool!

    • edp4bho

      LOL. I’ve watched this the last 4 weeks or so. He is just sick !!

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

    I see Jamelle Bouie is playing captain save-a-racist again, this time for Rumsfeld.

    @jbouie: No folks, Rumsfeld wasn’t calling Obama an “ape.” http://t.co/HQkdEaGCeY

    • Miranda

      What is his deal? Why is he so eager to be the slave catcher?

      • Alma98

        Are they trying to drive clicks their way with all this silly shit?

      • trose1

        He must be getting paid well by Slate.

        • MonieTalks

          And auditioning for Ezra Klein…

          • Miranda

            I think you’re on to something.

    • MsKitty

      Great explanation…except for the part that Rummy actually called President Obama an ape.

      It’s really infuriating when people try to insult my intelligence.

    • morphus

      If a trained ape is so reliable why did Rumsfeld consulted one when he, as Sec. of Def. lost a $$trillion$$?

    • Kennymack1971

      I think Jamelle is looking for a come up and Ta-Nehisi Coates has shown the way: Impress the Libertarian audience at the Atlantic and Slate. Show them you’re not like those Obots. Look at who swoons for this bullshit…EmoProgs and EmoNegroes. What’s funny is they’re quick to cape up for Paul Ryan and Rummy but will trash President Obama for things he didn’t even say. These negroes really ain’t shit.

    • Adriane Farray

      Look, in the current media landscape, being too closely associated with black folks will not advance your career. So what’s an ambitious black columnist to do? I know, cape for powerful white folks. Hence, we are treated to the grimy spectacle of groveling Negro scribblers like Bouie and Coates caping for unapologetic racists like Rumsfeld and Ryan respectively. And to make matters worse, the opprobrium these two jive time wanna be opinion makers will be met with in the AA community will only add to their cred among the white hipster readership they so obviously covet. Ta-Nehisi Coates slanders Barack Obama by comparing him to Paul Ryan and his readers twist themselves into pretzels trying to vindicate him. That they are more interested in defending their pet Negro than PBO should give us all pause. We have to control our own message and speak for ourselves and not let outside mediators distort our truth.

    • gn

      The PL always. co-signs. the. far. right. Every time. They’re just slick about it, and dress it up to appeal to the left.

      Donald Rumsfeld. You have got to f-ing kidding me, they are now defending Donald Rumsfeld.

      Case closed.

      • Adriane Farray

        They cape for Rumsfeld, for Ron and Rand Paul, the PL has an atavistic attraction to anyone who opposes the black man in the White House. Hmm, go figure.

    • rikyrah

      see what I said about these pencilneck Kneegrows?

    • GOVCHRIS1988
  • Miranda

    Jamelle Bouie is the same idiot that wrote this folks

    http://prospect.org/article/liberals-and-koch-brothers

  • Miranda

    Pentagon says Congress’ multiple Benghazi investigations cost military millions
    By DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says Congress’ multiple investigations of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, have cost the department millions of dollars and thousands of hours of personnel time.

    In a March 11 letter, the Pentagon described repetitive requests for information from about 50 congressional hearings, briefings and interviews. The department was responding to a Feb. 4 letter from Rep. Adam Smith of Washington state, the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee.

    The Sept. 11 assault killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. An independent review and bipartisan Senate Intelligence committee report have mainly faulted the State Department and the security at the mission.

    Smith, in a subsequent letter to the committee’s Republican chairman, complained about the financial strain on the military.

    http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2014/03/25/pentagon-says-benghazi-probes-cost-millions

  • Alma98
    • jds09

      I’ve got nuttin’. (See what I did there?) LOL

      • Alma98

        LOL!!!

    • Miranda

      wait a sec……oh they’re not fooling me, all those socks aint full.

      http://media.tumblr.com/4cbe2af156a5265e1c3a3a8367e91fad/tumblr_inline_mpp4s8WLRB1qz4rgp.gif

      • Alma98

        LOL

      • crazycanuck

        that is the perfect gif

        • Worldwatcher7

          And BTW, that’s Kandi’s best hair ever.

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

      • Alma98

        LMAO!!!

    • rikyrah

      huh?

      HUH?

      W-T-F?

      penis and sock should NEVER be in the same sentence.

      • Alma98

        HA!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Another case of, “Only white dudes would think of this…….”

  • isonprize

    Since we are bringing the funny, here is some commentary on the “Hippest Trip in America! — SOUL TRAIN”

    (every time I listen to it, I catch something else… LOLOL)

    • Alma98

      hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

  • lamh36

    Lord I thought this was Drake. Damn this white boy sound good.

    Watch “SoMo – Ride (Official Video)” on YouTube
    SoMo – Ride (Official Video): http://youtu.be/5082NM1H-io

  • crazycanuck

    Fitness Motivation ‏@FIT_MOTlVATlON 1h
    Stop beating yourself up! You are a work in progress, which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.

  • crazycanuck

    One can dream

    • rikyrah

      simply beautiful

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

    They should’ve never given Black Twitter photo shop!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bjl2GZpIQAEDJ_u.jpg

  • rikyrah

    isonprize,

    you wanted to know who the gentleman was in the overalls marching with Dr. King in that picture.

    It was James Forman.

    James Forman (October 4, 1928 – January 10, 2005) was an American Civil Rights leader active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, and the International Black Workers Congress. He received a master’s degree in African and Afro-American studies from Cornell University
    in 1980 and a Ph.D from the Union of Experimental Colleges and
    Universities with the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.
    After founding James Forman and Associates, a political consulting
    group, he ran unsuccessfully for Democratic Party Senator from the
    District of Columbia in support of statehood. During the 1990s, he
    taught at American University, the University of the District of Columbia and Morgan State University in Baltimore.[1] He was also the author of several notable books.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Forman

    • isonprize

      Why, thankya, ma’am. Quite the history he had!

  • rikyrah

    Isaiah L. Carter
    ‏@IsaiahLCarter

    And boom goes the dynamite. #buttcoin @JAMyerson RT @CNBC: BREAKING: IRS rules that Bitcoin is property, not currency.

  • rikyrah

    Sanctions Will Work, All Right. Just Ask the Oligarchs
    By Owen Matthews
    Filed: 3/25/14 at 7:15 AM | Updated: 3/25/14 at 1:02 PM

    On the face of it, Western sanctions against Russia in the wake of the annexation of the Crimea look weak, ridiculous and possibly illegal.

    President Barack Obama, who has supposedly taken the toughest line in condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “aggression,” has merely declared banking sanctions on a dozen Russian businessmen personally close to Putin. The European Union’s list of sanctioned Russian officials has been shorter still, prompting an outcry against Europe’s—and particularly Britain’s—feeble response.

    “London is Russia’s tawdry bitch,” tweeted British-born Columbia University history professor Simon Schama, furious at British politicians kowtowing to London financial district lawyers and bankers grown fat on Russian money.

    But in truth, there’s some deep thinking behind Washington’s sanctions regime, and they could ultimately prove deadly to Putin’s future.

    The key to the sanctions strategy is to drive a wedge between Putin’s shrinking inner circle and the wider Russian elite. That intimate circle is composed mostly of former KGB cronies “willing to sacrifice Russia’s newfound economic prosperity on the altar of imperial ambition,” says Brian Whitmore, author of The Power Vertical blog.

    But most Russian businessmen are not. They have reaped the benefits of Russia’s engagement with the world economy over the past decade and are not ready to follow their leaders into economic isolation.

    http://www.newsweek.com/sanctions-will-work-all-right.-just-ask-oligarchs-238213

    • qosine

      Putin’s gonna learn.
      “But most Russian businessmen are not. They have reaped the benefits of Russia’s engagement with the world economy over the past decade and are not ready to follow their leaders into economic isolation.”

  • rikyrah

    Wherein I go on a little rant

    Well kids, our never-ending election season is about to shift into high gear. And it’s an off-year election, a midterm if you will, which occurs every two years in between the only elections which Democratic voters seem to think matter. Which means we’re hearing it from the usual quarters that “Both parties are the same” or “elections don’t matter” or “I voted for Obama—isn’t that enough.”

    Don’t like Diane Feinstein? Well, she’s not my favorite cup of tea either.

    Don’t like Mark Pryor? Yeah, he’s kind of not my favorite Democrat.

    Don’t like the Blue Dogs who will try to wrest control of the House away from Teabaggers? No, they may not be what Markos Moulitsas calls “better Democrats”.

    But you know what? I don’t give a fuck.

    Democrats like Feinstein and Pryor will make sure that Harry Reid remains Majority Leader, and sets the agenda in the Senate. The Blue Dogs so disparaged by those on the Purity Left gave Nancy Pelosi the gavel from 2007 to 2011 and allowed President Obama to get ACA passed and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repealed. And if they win in November, Pelosi will again be Speaker, and actual legislation will once again move.

    So, please, spare me your scruples. Spare me the “not good enough” speech.

    The only thing which should be on the mind of any Democratic or Democratic-leaning voter should be crushing the GOP in both House and Senate come November.

    Actually, let me amend that. The first thing on our minds should be… VOTING.

    http://theobamadiary.com/2014/03/25/wherein-i-go-on-a-little-rant/

    • qosine

      Count me in. Vote and crush – that includes knocking emos out of the way on the way to the polls.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — -VOTED 4 the DEM. – - -NOW i’ll do a FOLLOW-UP 2 C iff he is SUPPORTIN’ –MR. PRESIDENT♥ — :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – -TWEET! — -TWEET! — [From Mr. PETE♥]
    — -☺@petesouza [THANK U♥]
    Pres Obama talks on phone to Washington Gov Jay Inslee about mudslide in Oso. Alyssa Mastromonaco is in foreground. pic.twitter.com/ehCH0zDiQu

    – - -The FIRST THING he did @ his JOINT PRESSER was 2 EXPRESS CONCERN 4 the PEOPLE. – –:>) ‘CAUSE –HE is the PRESIDENT –of annnd 4 — –the PEOPLE♥ :>)

    — – - -Annnd THIS: – -Aaaaaahhhh – - – –ENDEARING♥ – — :>)

    — – — -☺Pres Obama w young girl during an event at the US Embassy in The Netherlands today pic.twitter.com/dT3UV9GrPa

    — -BLESS U SIR♥ :>) —

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — –***Happy tears/SMILES*** – - -”AIR”-body has their MISSION in LIFE. :>) THIS is hers/his. —BLESS U♥/CHILDREN♥ – -:>)

    — – -Jamaican woman raises 32 kids: ‘I do it because I see myself in them’ – -:>)

    - – - – -Annmarie Richards is a woman of warmth, kindness and love who has opened her home – and her heart – to taking in and raising 32 children.
    Richards has dedicated her time to making a positive impact in the lives of children everywhere and she’s done this by raising more than 32 homeless kids across her home country of Jamaica.

    In a short film published on YouTube, Richards’ compelling story tugs on the hearts of viewers who witness the joy she has spread through her acts of kindness.
    - – –SNIP —
    In taking action, Richards and her husband decided to invite these children into their home and raise them as their own.

    “We sent them to school, we bathed them, we washed them, and we took them in. We took care of them,” Richards says. “How we do it is we take you on unconditionally, we don’t need to know where you’re from, we just know that the love in our heart … is a reason to help another child.”

    [GOOD] – –>Richards story was so remarkable that it inspired filmmakers Joel Robbins and Matthew Butler to make a short film to be published through their company GoBoka Play, a YouTube channel that creates videos and partners with companies who are interested in donating funds to any cause.
    - – -SNIP – - -

    – - –“I do it because there is a need. I do it because I see myself in them,” Richards says. “I do it because I know that if they get the
    opportunity to shine, they will be diamonds in the sky.”

    Watch the video below:
    THERE IS MORE — –

    — —-THEY R DIAMONDS –SHINING BRIGHTLY –4 ALL 2 C♥ – -:>)

    - —-☺ Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”[Luke 6:38]

    – - – - -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEv924NTQQo

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — –Harry! – -Harry! – - -Harry! – - -WHA’? – -

    – - -Reid to refund campaign $16K for ‘holiday gifts’- -

    ——The Federal Election Committee (FEC) is asking Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to explain the listing of more than $16,000 in holiday gifts ina campaign filing, according to a report.

    Ralston Reports, run by Nevada journalist Jon Ralston, reported Tuesday that 2016 campaign money was used on presents for supporters.

    Ralston said he learned the gifts were actually purchased by Reid’s
    granddaughter, Ryan Elisabeth Reid, who sells jewelry in Berkeley,
    Calif.

    She bought the gifts — using the campaign’s money — for Reid’s donors and backers, the report says.
    THERE IS MORE – - -
    – –Now U KNOW that U R under a MICROSCOPE!! –Annnd that U cain’t do like the RE-THUGS do!! — -geesh!!

    • qosine

      Won’t work Koch Bros. Harry Reid knows your kind from working on the gaming commission. Next.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL- – –***smh*** – —Harry KNOWS — -:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — –SAD UPDATE in WASHINGTON: —

    — – -☺@NewsBreaker
    WASH STATE MUDSLIDE: In addition to 16 dead, 8 other were located but not recovered. Total is 24 (watch live) http://kiro.tv/LiveNews – KIRO7

    - – –☺http://terry1954.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/animatedcandlethoughtandprayers.gif AMEN♥ –

  • lamh36

    Man, looks like Malia will be way taller than both FLOTUS and POTUS. She’s already taller than Michelle and Michelle has on heels!

    Hat tip to the Uncles TLo

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – — -’cause – –IT’s the RIGHT THING 2 do. :>)
    — –ACA POSITIVITY♥- -

    – - -Obama administration gives extra time to enroll for health care :>)
    - – - –The Obama administration is granting more time for people to apply for health care if they started the process but were unable to complete it before the March 31 deadline.

    Health and Human Service spokesman Aaron Albright said Tuesday night the administration will be ready to help people _quote_ “in line” by the deadline finish their applications, either online or over the phone.

    The White House had hinted last week such a grace period was in the works.
    THERE IS MORE – - – — GOOD NEWZ. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –EVIDENCE: – - -WORLD LEADER♥ :>)

    — –☺@TheObamaDiary [THANK U♥ :>)]
    Pres Obama brings leaders of Japan & S Korea together – first meeting since they took office
    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/politics/article/Obama-brings-leaders-of-Japan-SKorea-together-5347761.php … pic.twitter.com/gusN8UgsyL

    – - – -☺THEY gave HIM —R-E-S-P-E-C-T♥ – -

    — – –@TheObamaDiary
    Pure class from Belgium, both their King (Philippe) & PM (Elio Di Rupo) welcomed PBO at Brussels Airport tonight. pic.twitter.com/kgdZJUk7QI

    — -WE R sooo PROUD of U –SIR♥ :>)

    • qosine

      That’s HUGE for S. Korea and Japan leaders to sit together.
      Feelings run hard and deep between people of SK and JP.

      Meanwhile, FLOTUS and the girls are over in China, with
      people and top power players around the world are taking out their globes, contemplating new ways of seeing the world.

      Yats from Ukraine just popped over for a visit, and PBO is huddled up w/the G7 and the Nuclear Summit, talking of pipelines and water.

      Kochs are getting called out by Harry Reid, Cordray’s hammering the payday lenders, and rural communities are setting up internet as a utility service rolling out those fiber optic lines, while the “private markets” lag behind, yelling, wait, wait. LOL

      I love that man’s gray tie and coat – it’s so European.
      By the way, my BF decided we should trade Ukraine for
      Texas.

      • GreenLadyHere

        –☺http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad102/thalatinoking1/SmileyBowDown.gif
        HEEY La Qosine :>) —LOL – - -BUSY DAY –HUH?

        – - —Ooo-Kaaay — on the TRADE.[Only 4 the RE-THUGS. :>) — -I have a Sista there. – — She’s DEMS ALL the WAY. :>) –
        – – Annnd with ALL the ACTIVITIES that OUR BELOVED FIRST COUPLE♥ engage in – - -TELL me that hillary can even DO 1/2 of them!! – - -HAH!
        –Good 2 C U La Qosine. :>)

        • qosine

          I get you, GreenLady. My BF’s brother and his family live in TX. And of course, your dear sister, and she being a Dem like us, will warrant intensive further negotiations. After PBOs straightened out Putin, and FLOTUS and the girls get back from totally charming China, he’s promised he’ll work with us. FLOTUS, however, will launch this exchange w/”Let’s Move.” LOL LOL

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL —La Qosine :>) – - -Good 1. :>)

            Annnd THANK U – - – –My Sista jus’ —☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lvoptg6VtE [EXHALED] :>)
            – - -[RIHEP --Dear DIVA♥]

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – -A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT♥- -

    – –☺ ‏@BlackHistoryUS [THANK U♥ :>)]
    Aretha Franklin. “Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I’m using…the gift that God gave me to use.” #HBD pic.twitter.com/J66JL6AwPF

    - — -☺Barbara Jordan. Senator, attorney. “Life is too large to hang out a sign: ‘For Men Only.’” #WomensHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/K6FeMO0jvh

    – - – -☺Ruth C. Ellis. LGBT activist, entrepreneur. She was the 1st woman to own a printing press in Detroit. #equalrights pic.twitter.com/iNVTQog6z6
    - – - –♦http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhgMpNP4B8U

    — – -☺Ruby Bridges. First student to integrate William Frantz Elementary School in 1960. #NewOrleans #history pic.twitter.com/Km9Wx0imtF
    - – — —♦http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzuS8CI-sSI

    — – —♦http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3x_S7APXj4

    • qosine

      I’m reading “State tax must be paid for all work” sign on the wall
      w/Ruth C. Ellis and her printing press.

      • GreenLadyHere

        La Qosine. :>) Saw that. :>) – –Wonder WHERE she is werkin’? – - -:>) — -Lookin’ :>)

        • qosine

          The sign on he left says: “Deposit . . . No Credit.” So maybe those are her terms of work:
          No credit. Have to pay part up front and the balance when job is complete. And people will also have to pay the charge + state tax for every purchase. I wonder what year this photo was taken? And like you said, is this her business or does she take her press and work/contract for someone else? This picture just grabbed a hold
          of me, GreenLady. LOL There’s a story in this pic that I want to know.

          • GreenLadyHere

            La Qosine. Me 2. – -LEMME try. . .:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — –SAD NEWS — -From the Navy – —

    — -Will McKamey Passes Away at Baltimore Shock Trauma

    - — –Midshipman Fourth Class (freshman) Will McKamey, 19, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away while in a coma Tuesday at Baltimore Shock Trauma.
    The death comes three days after Midshipman McKamey collapsed during football practice on Saturday morning.
    Since then, his family has been at his bedside and they have been overwhelmed with support from classmates, teammates, coaching staff and Naval Academy leadership.

    — – RIHEP♥ – - -CONDOLENCES 2 ALL♥ AMEN♥ -

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – — -ACA POSITIVITY♥- -[6 MORE DAYS♥]

    — – – -Grand Total as of March 25, 2014: (12.2 M – 15.8 M) :>)

    - – - – - — –☺One final update for today, just under the wire: Kentucky reports that QHPs are up to 66K, Medicaid up to 266.4K. That’s an increase of 1,509 QHPs and 8,911 Medicaid enrollments in 4 days.

    — – – - – — ☺A huge turnaround from last week, when it looked
    like WA was starting to slow down. Exchange QHPs are up from 112,225 as of 3/13 to 125,207 as of 3/23…an increase of 12,982 in 10 days
    (not quite the “past week” described in the press release, unless it took the first 3 days for 901 of them to go through).
    The impact on the projection chart is equally dramatic: Washington State has now gone from running 37% below February’s daily average to 25% higher than February did.

    — – – ☺UPDATE: HOLD THE PHONE…This just in from Access Health CT’s Twitter feed:
    RT @AccessHealthCT Our Grand Total is already over 174,000 Blowing way past our orginal goal. #EnrollCT -kc

    – — – -☺Minnesota just broke through their own goal of 135K total enrollments.
    The 36,176 exchange QHPs are only up 566 from 35,610 from 4 days
    earlier, but the combined Medicaid number (100,598) is up 4,731
    from 95,867.

    — —-☺http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Barack-Obama-Clapping-in-Front-of-American-Flags.gif
    — – –THANK U SIR♥ —:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — – LIKE the CONFLUENCE of RIVERS – - THESE PLATEAU WAVES R IN – –PERFECT HARMONY — -COMPLETE —BEAUTY. :>)

    -@Earth_Pics
    Photo of the Day: The wave in Paria Canyon at the Arizona/Utah border. Congrats @mvkruchten! pic.twitter.com/SESRiaqzWp

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -Dear POU DAM♥ — -WISHING U a — -GOOD NIGHT♥ :>) —MAY U HAVE BLESSED SWEET DREAMS. ♥ -♥ :>)

    – - — – —☺UNTIL- – -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yy_pEHkZHU

    – - — http://www.desicomments.com/dc3/01/207420/207420.gif
    – —PRAYING 4 ALL♥ —AMEN♥ — :>)