October 23, 2017

Tuesday Afternoon Thread: Welcome To Atlanta Mr. President!

(H/T TOD!)

Sure is a difference…can u see it?

 And here’s Romney in Wisconsin at Culver’s Restaurant in Wisconsin (April)

I’m just sayin……….*shrugs*

  • rikyrah

    It’s not a race for sixth-grade class president
    By Steve Benen –

    Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:11 AM EDT.

    I sometimes think about something President Obama said in his inaugural address: “We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things.”

    If someone could let Obama’s opponent know, I’d appreciate it.

    For the second time in as many weeks, Mitt Romney’s campaign taunted President Barack Obama outside a speech.

    Romney’s campaign bus circled Obama’s fundraiser at Boston Symphony Hall Monday night several times, according to Romney deputy press secretary Ryan Williams and verified by several onlookers who said it was honking its horn as it passed.

    Williams told BuzzFeed that the bus made “a few” laps before local police closed the roads around the venue before Obama’s arrival. They plan on bringing the bus back after Obama leaves to attend another fundraiser.

    Did the bus laps and honking disrupt the event? Actually, no — the president’s appearance was indoors and attendees couldn’t see or hear the Romney campaign’s antics. As Kevin Drum noted, “[T]he bus didn’t interrupt anyone trying to speak, it didn’t block any entrances, and it didn’t harass anyone trying to get in.”

    So what was the point? Kevin thinks this is about the Romney campaign sending a signal to the Republican Party’s right-wing base, which apparently revels in nonsense like this, that the GOP nominee hates the president every bit as much as they do. That’s certainly plausible.

    I also wonder, though, whether the Romney campaign is simply run by overgrown children who think the race for the presidency of the United States during a time of global crisis is qualitatively similar to a race for sixth-grade class president.


    Indeed, as we discussed last week, the Romney campaign keeps doing this. Team Romney has a set of standard tactics, which include sending press releases, giving speeches, putting together ads, raising money, and apparently heckling. And instead of distancing himself from childish antics, the candidate himself has personally taken ownership of the tactics. Romney seems rather proud of the heckling.


  • rikyrah

    Impeachment is not a toy, redux
    By Steve Benen
    Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:33 PM EDT.

    As if Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl’s (R-Ariz.) comments yesterday about President Obama weren’t troubling enough, this morning he appeared on Bill Bennett’s radio show and used the “i” word.

    The host asked about compelling the Obama administration to “cooperate” with state immigration efforts, like those in Arizona. Kyl walked through the options.

    “If the president insists on continuing to ignore parts of the law that he doesn’t like, and simply not enforce that law, the primary remedy for that is political. And you have it two ways: one is oversight through the Congress to demonstrate what they’re doing wrong and there are some potential criminal charges there for dereliction of duty. Although, I haven’t looked that up yet. And the other part of it is people need to react through the ballot box to turn out of office those people who are not doing their duty.

    more here

    • I don’t supposed the host asked this Grecian Formula 32 jackanape exactly what laws The President has ignored and thereby broken.

      • rikyrah

        LAW BROKEN?

        being President WHILE BLACK

        • Camille


    • Aquagranny911

      Kyl, please sit down & shut up! Better to remain silent & be thought a fool then to speak & remove all doubt.

      This goatfigger is truly mentally deficient!

  • Now Roland has gotten Erin Burnett in on the act.

    OutFrontCNN ‏@OutFrontCNN
    As fmr. resident+organizer Should Pres Obama get involved w/ surging violence in Chicago? @rolandsmartin http://bit.ly/QcOH1t ‪#cnn‬ ‪#outfront

    • Alma98

      He’s president of the united states not the president of Chicago.

      • Ebogan63

        ________Alma, *dead* @titty back ass!!!

        • Miranda

          THAT IS CLASSIC!!!!!!

        • rikyrah

          DEFINITELY will be filed away for use at a later time.

          BWA HA HA HA HA AH HA

      • *faints* @ “titty back ass”

        Roland isn’t concerned about the violence in Chicago. It’s his slick way of pushing the lie that PBO doesn’t care about Black people.

        I truly believe the only reason why CNN kept Roland was because they could use him as a way to hurt PBO’s standing in the Black community, but it won’t work.

        • Alma98

          Just like MSNBC is going to use Toure as cover to attack PBO.

        • Camille

          And if they succeed, Roland will be out of work.

          They don’t get that they are only relevant because there is a black man in the White House.

          The day he leaves the White House, that same day Roland, Toure and all the rest of them are out of work and out of luck. They all better believe it.

      • Daltex82

        “titty back ass.”

        Now, how am I going to explain this uncontrolled laughter to my co-workers!

      • TheShyLurker


        DAMN! !


        TBA is now redefined.
        Rescuscitate me now, Jesus!!

      • GreenLadyHere

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    • itgurl_29

      Sorry, but no to Roland and anyone else calling on the President to make some speech, as if that’s going to make the children stop killing each other. First and foremost, where in the hell are their mothers and fathers. Secondly, where in the hell is the NAACP, the Urban League, 100 Black Men, the various black greek organizations, etc.

      Why in the hell is it up to the President of the United States to get people to keep the children in their own damn community in check? Roland Martin is a member of all kind of bougie organizations that don’t do jack but throw parties and give scholarships to their own children. What is he doing about the mess that’s going down in Chicago. Because from what I hear, Barack Obama spent the better part of his young adulthood in Chicago trying to prevent exactly what’s going on today.

      • edp4bho

        It’s too sad to see how many Americans didn’t want Barack Obama to win the Presidency. There are blacks as extremely opposed to his race as whites are. So reminds me of a radio caller years ago who said “they raised us right…..LOL”. Roland and his ilk come like slave catchers in the dark, so happy to oblige their “superiors” for a few crumbs from the table. We should compile a list of them all, and include their most ridiculous comment regarding PBO. Unfortunately, POU may not have the space for them all.

    • Miranda

      SMH…I cannot stand dunces like Roland…somebody that is so obviously not a critical thinker and lucked up into a journalism career. I am so sick of stupid. When you listen to or read the words of somebody like Roland, Boyce, Toure…you know you’re in the company of somebody that got by on a grading curve.

      • nellcote

        If you just see them as the black goopers that they are, their comments are not surprising at all. It would be progress of a sort if they would just admit it.

  • CLASS.

    Amy Gardner ‏@AmyEGardner
    Obama mentions Romney, Atlanta crowd boos, Obama says, “No, Mr. Romney is a patriotic American.”

    • Alma98

      Class all the way.

    • MsKitty

      “Obama needs to stop being too nice. He needs to start punching back” in 3…2…1

  • Alma98

    You’ll also notice they’re not feeling Mitt too much. LOL

    • Miranda

      That’s what I noticed FIRST, when I saw the picture back in April. They’re not feeling him AT ALL. Not one person in the place has their phone out to take a picture, text their friends to say he’s there…NOTHING.

  • I love the creativity of our people. Check out this sista’s crochet PBO dress: http://instagr.am/p/MWLhuPs1Tj/

    • itgurl_29

      That is so cool.

    • Alma98

      Talented and way cool.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia – – – – -O!- — My!- – -2 da GOODNESS!! :>)

      – – – -3 WORDS:- – – —A—MAZ—ING!!— -with 3 SNAPS – -in Z formation!! LOL


      Thank U Sepia!! :>)

  • rikyrah

    Political Animal

    June 26, 2012 11:17 AMPay
    Those Bills On Time Or Forfeit Right To Vote

    By Ed Kilgore

    If the 2012 general election winds up as a close GOP win, the odds are very high that the national GOP drive to restrict the franchise will deserve significant credit or blame. You tend to think, quite rightly, of Florida as Ground zero for voter suppression, given that state’s decentralized voter administration system and the zest the state’s Republicans have shown for stealing elections in the name of “preventing” stolen elections. But it’s actually staid and civil Iowa that is exhibiting one of the boldest exercises in tilting the ballot box, via Gov. Terry Branstad’s determination to reduce the restoration of voting rights for ex-felons to a number closely approximating zero. The AP’s Ryan Foley has the story:

    Republican Gov. Terry Branstad has made Iowa one of the most difficult states in the nation for felons to vote, with an executive order he issued last year already having disenfranchised thousands of people, a review by The Associated Press shows.

    On the day he took office, Branstad signed an order reversing a six-year policy started under Democrat Tom Vilsack in which felons automatically regained their voting rights once they were discharged from state supervision. The move flew in the face of a nationwide trend to make voting easier for felons, making Iowa one of four states where felons must apply to the governor to have voting rights restored. Branstad’s new process requires applicants to submit a credit report, a provision critics call inappropriate and unique among states.

    Since then, 8,000 felons in Iowa have finished their prison sentences or been released from community supervision, but less than a dozen have successfully navigated the process of applying to get their citizenship rights back, according to public records obtained by the AP.

    A credit report to regain the right to vote? That’s about the most revealing reflection of latter-day Republican values I’ve seen in a while. As is this quote:

    The state’s new top elections official, Republican Secretary of State Matt Schultz, urged Branstad to reinstate the application process to “send a message to Iowa’s voters that their voting privilege is sacred and will not be compromised.”

    Voting’s a “privilege,” not a right, you see. There’s not a question in my mind that these people would reinstitute poll taxes if the courts and Grover Norquist would let them.


  • rikyrah

    Romney Surrogate Dodges Repeated Questioning On SB1070

    Soledad does nail this guy

  • rikyrah

    Sociopathic Justice

    by BooMan
    Mon Jun 25th, 2012 at 10:48:19 PM EST

    You have to scroll down a lot to find Clarence Thomas’s dissent in Miller v. Alabama (which was joined by Scalia), but it’s worth it. The case involved two different murders committed by 14 year olds. Actually, only one of them directly killed anyone. The other kid was guilty of murder because he was implicated in the crime that led to the victim’s death. Both of these kids received life sentences without the possibility of parole. Today, the court ruled in a 5-4 decision that those sentences were unconstitutional. The specific problem was that the judges had no discretion. Once convicted, the judges had to impose this harsh sentence. The Court said that each case involving juveniles must be considered individually on its own merits. In other words, a mandatory minimum sentence of life without the possibility of parole for a juvenile, may be cruel and unusual punishment under the Eighth Amendment. As a result, states cannot set such harsh mandatory minimum sentences for juveniles. The two kids can still be sentenced to life without parole, but only after a judge looks at their cases again, with the benefit of discretion.

    I hope that is clear.

    more here

  • *tears*

    “And Sophia Patrillo look like she’ll kick Mitt’s ass if he try and cut”

    • rikyrah


  • rikyrah

    Republicans Have Been Emboldened by a Lazy Media that Won’t Call Out Their Lies
    By: RmuseJune 26, 2012

    One would think that when politicians give statements or speeches that are disseminated by the media, they most certainly would not be bald-faced lies because there are too many, nearly instantaneous, sources to check for veracity. However, at this point in time it is best to assume that every Republican utterance is mendacious, and it is in part because their veracity is never challenged and they know they are saying exactly what a certain demographic wants to hear whether it is true or not. This week, John Boehner nearly equaled Willard Romney as the biggest liar in the Republican ranks followed closely by ex-governor and senatorial candidate from Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson. The media is remiss to label any politician a liar, but there comes a point when misleading, embellishing, or mischaracterizing fails to describe what Republicans have become; habitual and dangerous liars.

    In a television ad for his campaign for the U.S. Senate, Tommy Thompson said that if voters send him to Washington, he will “stop the government takeover of health care by repealing Obamacare.” In 2010, Politifact deemed “government takeover of healthcare” the “Lie of the Year,” and regardless if one supports the Affordable Care Act or not, it is certainly not government takeover of healthcare. Thompson’s grievous lie, however, pales in comparison to Speaker John Boehner who, in a memo to his rank-and-file that was “shared widely with reporters,” said that with the “economy still recovering, the GOP needs to keep its focus squarely on jobs.”

    Boehner promised in the lead up to the 2010 midterm elections that Republicans’ highest priority was jobs, jobs, jobs, and yet for the past year-and-a-half, he led his teabagger caucus on a job-killing spree with Draconian spending cuts. Besides, Boehner is still sitting on President Obama’s jobs measures as well as nearly 3 million construction jobs he will not allow to come up for a vote unless the oil industry gets their coveted KeystoneXL pipeline approval. The only thing Republicans have focused on since January 2009 was obstructing all of the President’s agenda, and punishing women, children, seniors, and Veterans with severe budget cuts to make room for more tax cuts for the wealthy, and lest not forget, that when Boehner was informed that the Republican spending cuts would kill 1.1 million jobs, he cavalierly said, “so be it.” Then there is the king of liars, Willard Romney.

    In the past week, Willard told no fewer than 30 lies that were not just mischaracterizations or misstatements, but “enormous whoppers.” There is not room here to enumerate all thirty of Willard’s flagrant lies, but some are just too outrageous to ignore. For one, Romney said, in referring to healthcare reform, that President Obama “jammed through a bill and didn’t really try and work for a Republican vote.” The truth is that for months the President searched in vain for even one Republican to support the healthcare reform bill and was met with obstruction throughout the entire process. Romney also said that the president’s trillion- dollar stimulus failed to create jobs;” it is generally agreed that it created more than 3 million jobs as well as started the economy growing immediately. Romney also borrowed 2010’s lie of the year and said that “under Obamacare we’ll get a healthcare system run by the government.” Of course it is untrue, but with Willard’s pathological lying disorder, nothing is too outrageous; especially if it frightens stupid Americans, and that is a major reason Willard, Boehner and men like Thompson continue lying.


  • rikyrah

    The Anatomy of a Republican Propaganda Campaign
    By: Adalia WoodburyJune 26, 2012

    Of the various explanations for Scott Walker’s recall victory in Wisconsin, Deborah Foster’s article on the value of framing the issues is the most compelling and the most viable.

    The GOP’s propaganda is well orchestrated, simple and powerful. The stuff is powerful to the point that we don’t realize it’s happening to us. We would like to think we are above it, or at least intelligent enough to recognize it when it comes knocking on our doors, in the form of “fair and balanced” reporting or as a commercial.

    After all, commercials are really just about providing snippets of information, be it to inform of us a product or a person. In politics, commercials are really just about informing us about politicians, their ideas or the horrible things the other guy has done.

    For our mockery of the GOP’s goosestepping in unison as they repeat the same talking points over and over again, the reality is, it’s a tried and true technique. Be it for something as innocuous as selling jeans or something more sinister, communicating the same message over and over again, compels us to act on the message and makes it possible to believe the absurd. One classic example is the lie that President Obama is a secret Muslim, Kenyan, who came up with this sinister plan to take the presidency in the United States prior to his birth,

    Another classic example of this is seen in “fast and furious”. Unlike the test marketed talking points on health care and tax reform, the mythology from which GOP propaganda on fast and furious had comparatively more humble beginnings in the person of Michael Vanderboegh on his blog, Sipsy Street Irregulars.


  • rikyrah

    Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 06/26/2012
    The Morning Plum: Obama escalates attack on Romney as `outsourcer in chief’

    By Greg Sargent

    “Does Virginia really want an outsourcer-in-chief in the White House?”

    That’s the closing line of a harsh new ad campaign the Obama team has just launched — with versions airing in three key swing states — which means the Obama campaign is escalating the attacks on Mitt Romney’s Bain years in a big way.

    The ads are based on the Post’s big story reporting that Bain invested in companines that were “pioneers” in the practice of shipping work overseas. What’s noteworthy is that the ads use these revelations to undermine Romney’s aura of economic competence, which Americans seem prepared to accept that he possesses, if polls are any indication:

    more here

  • rikyrah

    GOP continues to struggle over immigration issues, Latinos:

    Good stuff from Peter Wallsten, who reports that yesterday’s Arizona ruling is only intensifying a major problem for the GOP: How can Romney and Republicans avoid alienating Latinos when their base adores immigration policies (such as the Arizona law) that Latinos despise?

    Romney’s solution has been to try to create the appearance that he’s moderating his post-primary immigration tune, without taking actual policy positions on the most pressing problems associated with the issue. Nor will he say whether he’d repeal Obama’s current solution to them


  • rikyrah

    Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/26/2012
    It isn’t easy being a black Republican

    By Jamelle Bouie

    This morning’s Post has a fascinating profile of Mia Love, the black Republican — and Mormon — who is running to represent Utah’s 4th District. If elected, she would be the first black female Republican to serve in Congress, and only the sixth black Republican to serve since the end of Reconstruction. That said, Republicans are fooling themselves if they think she will help build inroads into the African American community, as some Republicans appear to believe:

    Now, her congressional race against a popular incumbent whom Republicans have struggled to defeat has made Love a minor celebrity among GOP stalwarts. […]

    “Mia has a great opportunity to extend the message of liberty and economic freedom in ways that a lot of us can’t, and we’re excited about that,” said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (Wis.) after hosting a fundraiser for her in Park City on Friday night.

    more here

    • Sounds like Jamelle’s only concern is that there are Black faces in Congress and statewide elections, nevermind the fact that these Black faces are nothing more that racial puppets.

      • Miranda

        That’s all. Same bullshit from Roland on why its so “good” for Romney to speak at the NAACP convention. They don’t care about how the actual policies work, they care about optics only. Just stupid on so many levels.

    • isonprize

      In the comments:

      Given the birther racism that passes for mainstream Republican ideology these days, I have to see black Republicans as terribly conflicted and isolated people. Same with gay Republicans, if there are any of those left. How do you align yourself with people who hate you for who you are?

      Twenty years ago there was more room for both blacks and gay people in the party. Now I see none at all.

  • rikyrah

    Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 06/26/2012
    Despite GOP governor’s request, Romney camp hypes bad news in Iowa

    By Greg Sargent

    A few weeks ago, Terry Branstad, the Republican governor of Iowa, went public with his complaints about the Romney campaign’s tendency to hype the bad economic news in his state. Branstad questioned the Romney camp’s release of a web video highlighting the plight of the unemployed in Iowa — where the unemployment rate of 5.1 percent is significantly lower than the national average.

    “My state is seeing significant growth,” Branstad said. “We are doing very well.”

    Today, with Vice President Joe Biden in the state for an event, the Romney campaign has chosen to defy Branstad’s request.

    The Romney camp is out with an extensive new attack that blares: “IOWANS CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR FUTURE IN THE OBAMA ECONOMY.”

    “Vice President Biden is back in Iowa today to sell voters on the disappointing results of President Obama’s economic policies,” a Romney spokeperson says. “But Iowans — like all Americans — are still struggling to make ends meet in the Obama economy.”

    “Nearly One In Five Iowans Experienced Economic Insecurity In 2010, A 26-Year High,” the release proclaims.

    In one sense, the Romney camp’s attack today is an answer to the dilemma it faces in the case of Republicans like Branstad. It relentlessly references the “Obama economy” and “Obama’s economic policies” in highlighting Iowans’ continued struggles, as if to clarify that the criticism shouldn’t blow back on Branstad. At the same time, though, the Romney message today is clearly at odds with Branstad’s previous request that the Romney camp tone down the doom and gloom talk about his state, as well as with his Branstad’s claim that things are improving rapidly there.


  • Claire McCaskill Will Not Attend Democratic National Convention

    Pema Levy June 26, 2012, 2:31 PM 1511

    Claire McCaskill will not be attending the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, a McCaskill aide confirmed to TPM Tuesday. McCaskill joins a list of vulnerable Democratic politicians whose home districts are hostile ground for President Obama and who will be steering clear of the convention.

    “In years when Claire is on the ballot, she has historically not gone to the convention,” the aide said, “because she believes it’s important to stay in Missouri to talk to voters.”

    MORE: http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/06/claire-mccaskill-not-going-to-dem-convention.php

    • Alma98

      Coward, she doesn’t want to be seen as a Obama supporter.

      • Rhoda

        They are going to play that footage from ’08 anyway; she made a big mistake. This is going to become a huge story now and then during the convention and slow burning on talk radio. PLUS she will alienate Obama voters.

    • MsKitty

      Oooh, can’t be seen with the ooga booga scary Black man.

      If it wasn’t for the fact that the Senate hangs in the balance I would be actively hoping for this bish’s defeat.

    • Rhoda

      So, yeah. She is going to lose. She should understand that the Republicans will tie her to the President; so she needs to own that and define HERSELF. She hasn’t done it. She hasn’t found her voice and she hasn’t been a fighter.

      Look at Sherrod Brown; he’s in a vulnerable seat in OH and he’s handing w/the President because he knows they will sink or swim together.

      • Ebogan63

        The fortunes of their offices are tied to the president, weather they like it or not. Running away will only get them defeated like Feingold and all those other idiots, so I don’t wanna hear any ‘help me Obi-Wan PBO, you’re my only hope’ bullshit when she gets her azz handed to her by the Republican.

      • rikyrah

        they are spending more money on Sherrod Brown (the GOP Superpacs), but Brown hasn’t deserted this President.

    • Miranda

      Funny how the msm only reports about the Dems not going to the DNC…..so every single Rethug Senator and congressman going to the RNC?? Somehow I doubt that very seriously.

      • nellcote

        I wonder if Bush/Cheney will be there. They were noticibly missing in ’08.

        Thinking about that RNC con when they had to cancel the first day because of Hurricane Gustav…I wonder if Tampa will get hit will a hurricane during the con this year.

    • Daltex82

      Claire McCaskill Will Not Attend Democratic National Convention

      Um I’m sure she won’t be missed.

    • Aquagranny911

      Stupid! No guts no glory, Claire!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia——-O REALLY!?- – — -THEN he needsta- – –“miss her” – -when she needs some support. C HOW THAT WORKS!?- —

      ***DA HAND- — -TALK 2 IT!!****- — -Jus’ sayin’- — –

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Afternoon miranda. ***BIG HUG**** :>)

    LOL. ALWAYS luv the – –CONTRASTS! LOL.

    — —THIS!Awww.- :>)

    – —V- –

    —–THIS!– -BWAHAHAMooooooo

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    Teh WILLARD—-Blue background.———Hmmmm. .:>)

    THANK U miranda.- -:>)

    • nellcote

      That cow pic cracks me up everytime. LOL!

      • Aquagranny911

        Me too! And did you notice how some of the cows were covering their privates?

        Okay….off to the naughty lounge…..

        • Alma98

          BWAHAHAHA! I’ll order you some food AG. LOL

        • GreenLadyHere

          HEEY Aquagranny911.- -***BIG HUG*** :>)

          — – –LOL.- – – -Annnd some were “moonin’ – — -teh WILLARD” :>)

          Good 2 C U Aquagranny911. :>)

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY nellcote- – ***BIG HUG*** :>)


        Annnd he has received- — —HIS ORDER – – -of THESE!! :>)– – –

        Good 2 C U – -nellcote. :>)

  • isonprize

    That Varsity ‘customer service’ is ON POINT!! LOLOLOLOL

  • Miranda

    The NABJ is just like the CBC’s annual masturbatory fest. You get a lot of black folks gathering together to congratulate themselves for doing nothing. Netroots is the same shit. Let’s sit around and pontificate and contemplate and talk loud and then eat shrimps, drink wine – take some of the tours the conference set up and go home pretending like we did some shit. Oh yeah, and lets give out some “awards” – so people can put that on their resume and pretend like it means something special.

    I’m not mad at GLAAD for muzzling Roland’s ass and making him grovel. Obviously the NABJ had no problem with it, just like they have no problem with Joe Williams being treated like shit by Politico. They aren’t beating down Politico’s door demanding answers for the disparate treatment, so I guess its all good. They’re busy hollering about diversity in the workplace as one of theirs gets kicked out the door. Meanwhile you have Mr. wannabeastar Roland getting ready to do his massah’s bidding with a CNN segment on if POTUS should give a speech regarding the violence in Chicago. April Ryan somewhere painting Tara Wall’s toenails Big Apple Red (by Opi) – not mumbling a word about the Romney campaign as she’s on the darn bus. And Valerie Jarrett has to put up with stupid ass questions about PBO’s “blackness”?? Seriously?

    Not worth a damn I tell ya…not worth one got damn.

    • nellcote

      It would be interesting to poll them to see how many will vote for PBO for re-election.

      • GN

        Probably 99.99% of them. But career-wise, that’s not where the page clicks are, that’s not where the ratings are, that’s not where the sensationalism lies. They need outrage. Bush was excellent for business because he was so legitimately controversial and so many of his decisions (such as during the runup to the Iraq War) caused inflammation, genuine divisiveness, and passion. Bad for the country; great for blogs, shows, and other media. So they’re just trying to replicate that by painting PBO as a second coming of Bush, and painting this elections period as hot and exciting. All of it is bullshit, all of the nonsense about PBO coming from the professional left and the sole patrol. Because at the end of the day, all of these people in the PL/SP know full well that PBO is best for this country; they’re just getting their hustle on.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda- — -SPEAK TRUTH!!- – -ALL! – –OF! – –THIS!! – –

      – – -That – –“CONVO of CHATTTER”- -has been ova 4 2 days- – -annnd I have YET 2 C them PUBLISH- – -LOL- – the RESULTS of their uhhh- -conference! LOL

      Annnd I thought I would C a RESOLUTION- -of SUPPORT 4 MR. PRESIDENT. — -HAH!!

      -BLAH journos- — -We will continually axe- –

      WHERE U AT!!??– – –

    • Camille

      Amen, Amen, Amen!

      Thank you and totally spot on!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – – As my mommy always says- — -“U AIN’T NEVA LIED!”- –

    – – Republicans Have Been Emboldened by a Lazy Media that Won’t Call Out Their Lies – —

    – – — — One would think that when politicians give statements or speeches that are disseminated by the media, they most certainly would not be bald-faced lies because there are too many, nearly instantaneous, sources to check for veracity. However, at this point in time it is best to assume that every Republican utterance is mendacious, and it is in part because their veracity is never challenged and they know they are saying exactly what a certain demographic wants to hear whether it is true or not. This week, John Boehner nearly equaled Willard Romney as the biggest liar in the Republican ranks followed closely by ex-governor and senatorial candidate from Wisconsin, Tommy Thompson. The media is remiss to label any politician a liar, but there comes a point when misleading, embellishing, or mischaracterizing fails to describe what Republicans have become; habitual and dangerous liars.– – —

    – – – –SNIP- — – –

    Republicans are going to lie because they have no record to stand on, but the real blame rests with the media and a lazy segment of the population who depend on sources like Fox News to do their thinking for them. For example, two weeks ago a retired electrical engineer who is also a racist and devout conservative repeated Ted Nugent’s assertion during an interview for a 2nd Amendment article that President Obama is “dismantling the Constitution,” and his verification was “that’s what they’re saying.” The man said that “if they (Ted Nugent) were lying, why wasn’t the media correcting him?” Whether the media is attempting to appear objective, or are afraid to contradict Republicans’ fallacious statements is irrelevant, they bear a responsibility to inform the public, not campaign for Republicans.


    • Miranda


      • It’s like he’s in his own little porn world.

        • Ummm. That can’t be good.

    • TheShyLurker

      I’ll give him a pass. I don’t see a stripper pole, so no harm no foul

      It ain’t like he made his booty clap or something.

  • Miranda

    Texas GOP Platform Calls For Repealing Voting Rights Act Of 1965 |

    The Republican Party of Texas released its platform this month, calling on Congress to repeal the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. “We urge that the Voter [sic] Rights Act of 1965 codified and updated in 1973 be repealed and not reauthorized,” the platform reads. Texas is one of nine states with a history of racial discrimination that must get clearance from the Department of Justice before altering its voting laws.

    Of course this platform also calls for no critical thinking in schools, so there ya have it.

    • rikyrah



  • CNN Hits 21-Year Ratings Low in Second Quarter
    Battered by a series of rough weeks and big losses for Anderson Cooper and Piers Morgan, the cable news network sinks with total viewers and in the coveted adults 25-to-54 demo.

    10:56 AM PDT 6/26/2012 by Michael O’Connell

    After several months of bad ratings news for CNN, official quarterly numbers confirm that the cable news network has hit 21-year lows in both viewers and adults 25-to-54.

    The primetime lineup of Anderson Cooper 360 and Piers Morgan, specifically, saw big drops during the prime 8-10 p.m. hours that have averages down to 446,000 total viewers and a mere 129,000 with adults 25-54. Those numbers mark 35 and 41 percent drops from the second quarter in 2011.

    Daily ratings stumbled to their lowest in more than a decade (2001), with 319,000 the average total viewers and 129,000 adults 25-54 — 35 and 45 percent drops, respectively.

    MORE: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/cnn-ratings-lows-piers-morgan-anderson-cooper-341733

    • rikyrah


    • MsKitty

      This is what happens when you put out a shitty product. Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving bunch.

      • It was there’s for the taking. An untapped audience begging for a FOX alternative. Instead they decide to become Tea Party Central. Well guess what? Until they wake up CNN is going to keep going until they get less viewers than reruns of Sid the Science Kid.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia — – -HAH!!- – – –

      – – – The primetime lineup of Anderson Cooper 360 and Piers Morgan, specifically, saw big drops during the prime 8-10 p.m. hours that have averages down to 446,000 total viewers and a mere 129,000 with adults 25-54. Those numbers mark 35 and 41 percent drops from the second quarter in 2011.</i.

      – -Bu- – -BU- – -BUT- – — – -THEY the- – – -TOP INTERVIEWERS/Journos!- –HAH.

      Annnd whatabout – -wolfe–"blitzen"?- – – -YUCK!!!- —

      Luvin' this!! LOL.

    • Camille

      It will only get worse for them.

  • rikyrah

    these slave catching sambo muthafuckas


    Voter suppression through the looking glass
    By Steve Benen
    Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:22 PM EDT.

    In recent years, Republican officials, most notably at the state level, have created several new barriers to prevent Americans from participating in elections. The voter-suppression tactics have included everything from voter-ID laws to restrictions of voter-registration drives to closing early-voting windows.

    The tactics deliberately affect voting constituencies that traditionally vote Democratic: African Americans, Latinos, low-income seniors, and young people. But Herman Cain and former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell have a new video arguing that reality is upside down: supporters of voter-suppression tactics, they argue, are actually on the side of civil rights.

    I can assure you this video is not a parody; it’s not intended as satire; Cain and Blackwell are not trying to look ridiculous on purpose; and if you found yourself laughing at the clip, the humor was unintentional.

    Ed Kilgore was as floored by the video as I was.

    If for some reason you can’t access this video, it’s an ad from famous African-American right-wingers Ken Blackwell and Herman Cain attacking Eric Holder for failing to protect the right to vote by refusing to pursue the hallucinatory New Black Panther Party voter intimidation “threat” and by persecuting poor Rick Scott, who’s just trying to protect the “integrity” of the ballot box. This rolls out after images from the civil rights movement and a pious statement from the duo about the hard-fought right to vote.

    Yes, there are two sides to the larger fight. On the one hand, we have the nation’s first African American Attorney General, who’s fought back against Republican voter-suppression tactics. On the other, we have white GOP officials who are trying to rig the elections by making it harder for African Americans to register and vote.

    As far as Herman Cain and Ken Blackwell are concerned, if you care about civil rights, you’ll side with the latter, and throw the former out of office.


    Indeed, Cain and Blackwell even see themselves as an extension of the purple-fingered Iraqi voters who Republicans exploited as a partisan cudgel seven years ago.

    I’m tempted to say Cain and Blackwell should be ashamed of themselves for engaging in this pathetic stunt, defending the very people trying to stifle African American voting, and celebrating right-wing voter-suppression tactics as part of the civil rights struggle, but I suspect these two are well past the point of feeling any shame at all.


    • Memo to Blackwell and Cain: Just say you want to be White and get it over with. Oh and Herman? Your wife is still voting for Obama.

    • Ebogan63

      I miss Harriet Tubman.

    • lamh35

      I think this headline by Booman is a bit harsh, having said that, I understand the sentiment of the post I sincerely agree with Booman.

      “ck Republicans Have No Value
      by BooMan
      Tue Jun 26th, 2012 at 05:39:00 PM EST”

      Contra Jamelle Bouie, the symbolic value of black Republicans is not real. It is knee-slappingly funny. Need evidence?Are you done laughing?
      Good. Did any part of that strike you as symbolically important? Or did it strike you as the most astonishingly brazen Uncle Tomism imaginable. Support civil rights. Vote for the guys who are suppressing the black vote. Throw out the black attorney general who is protecting the black vote. Brought to you by two biggest beneficiaries of tokenism in the history of this country.

      • Town

        What is harsh is J’Kwon & ReKeesha & Juan & Marisol not having voting rights due to the efforts of these two clowns.

        • rikyrah

          thank you, Town

        • GreenLadyHere

          TOWN!- – -TOWN!- – –TOWN!- – -LOL- – -Seeeeee- —

          “WHYCOME”- – -U gotta BRANG it – –LIKE THIS??-

          THANK U- – -:>) – – –

        • Camille

          Thank you.

      • Camille

        Sorry, but this isn’t even harsh enough in my opinion. These two heifers deserve no mercy. None whatsoever.

  • GN


  • Hoyer: Some Dems Will Vote To Hold Holder In Contempt For Fast And Furious
    June 26, 2012 4:03 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that the politically potent National Rifle Association is keeping score, some Democrats may join House Republicans if there’s a vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress in a dispute over documents related to a botched gun-tracking operation.

    The chief Democratic House head counter, Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, declined to tell reporters how many defections he expected, but acknowledged that some in his party would consider heeding the NRA’s call for a “yes” vote.

    MORE: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/06/26/hoyer-some-dems-will-vote-to-hold-holder-in-contempt-for-fast-and-furious/

    How can we figure out which Dems could possibly vote to hold AG Holder in contempt?

    • Aquagranny911

      All the Santos forgive me but some days I just wish to put all these NRA in one closed room, armed to their teeth & tell them: “Only one of you can leave this room alive so have at it!”

    • nellcote

      Twitter people, please push this NRA involvement in the vote to the msm. They don’t seem to have heard about it.

      I’m becoming convinced that the NRA were behind this whole thing the whole time.

    • Town

      Blue Dogs and those beholden to the NRA.

  • Farewell to Chocolate City
    Published: June 23, 2012

    “NOW, I’m not proud of what I did,” my friend Donna said the other day, her voice dropping to a low, confessional register.

    Donna is black, in her late 40s and a graphic designer. Three generations of her family owned a Victorian row house in Washington until a probate dispute a while back forced them to rent in the Maryland suburbs. Driving home from work in the city recently, she took a shortcut through the alley where she frolicked in her youth, but which she now barely recognized, with its three-story decks and Zen gardens that led onto sidewalks freshly paved in red brick.

    Donna tooted the horn at a parked car blocking her path. The car’s owner, a white woman, dawdled away in her garden nearby. With a blithe wave, the woman suggested a detour. Donna refused. She intended to wait her out, but then the words just tumbled out: “If you didn’t want to follow the rules, you shouldn’t have moved your white” — and here she used an expletive — “into D.C.!”

    MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/24/opinion/sunday/farewell-to-chocolate-city.html

    • Miranda

      OK, I know its not right, but I LOL’d at that – I can just see her yelling that out her window.

  • Obama is ahead among African Americans (92 to 1 percent), women (52 to 39 percent), Latinos, voters ages 18-29 (52 to 35 percent) and independents (40 to 36 percent).

    Romney leads among Tea Party supporters (94 to 1 percent), whites (53 to 38 percent) and men (48 to 43 percent).

    MORE: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/26/12423422-nbcwsj-poll-obama-romney-remain-in-dead-heat?lite

    • nellcote

      Rmoney voters:
      for Rmoney 35%
      against PBO 58%

      • Miranda

        You think its that high in his “for” column? I think its around 20% of people that might actually genuiunely like Romney and want him for President….they’re the same ones that really wanted him over McCain.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- —-STR8 BETTA!!- – —[Apologies iff a dup]- – —

    – – –Civil Rights Leaders Defend Eric Holder, Slam Congress on Contempt Vote– – –

    — – – –“This effort is nothing more than a clumsy, naked political witch-hunt… instead of Congress spending its time engaged in a political circus there should be a vote on the President’s jobs bill,” said National Urban League President Marc Morial.

    Today a group of civil rights leaders spoke out against an upcoming contempt of Congress vote against Attorney General Holder. They included the heads of the NAACP, LaRaza, The National Urban League, The National Bar Association, LULAC and The National Action Network.

    – –The contempt vote is the result of a lengthy investigation by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Republicans claim the Attorney General is stonewalling. Democrats claim the Attorney General could never satisfy the Committee’s requests. Even though the committee’s Chairman, Darrell Issa (R-CA), admitted Sunday on Fox News there was no proof of a White House cover-up in the matter of Fast and Furious, a vote to hold the Attorney General in contempt is scheduled for Thursday on the House floor.

    “This is nothing more than an effort to smear his reputation and chill his voice… we will stand up with him and for him,” Morial said.

    – – — -They group of civil rights leaders claimed the contempt vote is politically motivated. A press release for today’s news conference said the action was, “intended to have a chilling effect on the Department of Justice’s vigorous enforcement of the right to vote, protection of homeowners from predatory lending.” Last week former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a similar claim.

    – – — -THANK U! –HAH!- – —

    – –At the risk of bein’ redundant:- – –BLACK MEDIA- ——WHERE U AT!!?– –

  • Apologies for the HuffinPuffin link

    ‘Overdressed’ By Elizabeth Cline: Author On Why Michelle Obama’s Fashion Choices Need Some Work
    The Huffington Post | By Rebecca Adams

    Author Elizabeth Cline has a serious bone to pick with Michelle Obama.

    While the oft-emulated first lady makes public appearances wearing inexpensive pieces from mass retailers like J.Crew, Banana Republic and Ann Taylor, Cline, who just penned her first book “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost Of Cheap Fashion,” can’t seem to wrap her head around why the nation glorifies Obama’s so-called “American” style. Obama, Cline argues, wears precisely the kind of apparel that Cline rants against in her book — factory-produced, cheaply made and environmentally dubious.

    “I think it’s ridiculous that she’s always lauded as this example of democratic fashion or that she’s so American because her fashion is accessible,” Cline told The Huffington Post. “The reality is that the garment and textile trade has been a dying industry for the last 10 years. So why are we so excited when we see our first lady in cheap, imported clothes?”

    MORE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/22/overdressed-elizabeth-cline-michelle-obama_n_1618777.html?ref=topbar&utm_hp_ref=style

    This bish is mad at FLOTUS because the companies choose to make their clothes overseas?? Nah. This trick’s anger is two-fold:

    1. She, like so many white women, can’t stand that Michelle Obama can’t stand that mahogany-hued, South Side Chi-Town raised Michelle Obama is looked upon as an AMERICAN Fashion Icon.

    2. She hopes that ranting against FLOTUS will increase her book sales. Well, be careful what you wish for Bitsy Cline because the people LOVE Michelle Obama and will snatch your wig like we snatched Jodi Kantor’s.

    • Alma98

      As Jill Scott says hate on haters.

      • isonprize

    • Miranda

      Is this trifling heifer on twitter?

    • Worldwatcher7

      And where does Elizabeth Cline get her 100% made in America, all-natural, all-organic, shade grown, cruelty free clothing? And are those items accessible to the average American? No? Then she should shut the hell up.

    • nellcote

      The Obama’s should be collecting some serious royalties from these assholes that are using them to sell books/blogs/videos.

      • nellcote

        And fuck the huffpoo!

    • itgurl_29

      So Mrs. Obama is failing because she’s not wearing 10,000 dollar suits and dresses everyday, and wears what most American women wear? Girl, bye. If this is supposed to be a bad thing, Mrs. O is winning big time. And anyone who thinks J. Crew and Banana Republic are “cheap” is completely out of touch.

      • MsKitty

        And anyone who thinks J. Crew and Banana Republic are “cheap” is completely out of touch.

        I know that’s right. I can only afford their clearance stuff. I just can’t bring myself to pay $80 for a sweater.

  • rikyrah

    Reid calls Paul abortion measure ‘ridiculous’
    By Steve Benen
    Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:37 PM EDT.

    Among the many things Congress has on its to-do list this week is a flood-insurance bill, which is being pushed fairly aggressively by the leadership in both parties. It reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance for five years, before it expires next month, and it’s been widely expected that the bill would pass fairly easily.

    It has, however, run into a little trouble. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is demanding an amendment to the flood-insurance bill: the Life at Conception Act, which would define life as beginning at conception. Paul’s language states that “Congress hereby declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being.”

    What does Rand Paul’s take on reproductive rights have to do with flood insurance? Nothing, but Paul doesn’t much care.

    Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called this “ridiculous” and said he wouldn’t allow a vote on Paul’s amendment.

    Of course, in the larger context, it’s hard not to marvel at the Republicans’ laser-like focus on jobs, jobs, jobs culture-war legislation. This is precisely what GOP candidates promised voters in the 2010 midterms, right?

    Update: Rand Paul, an alleged libertarian, also want to use federal power to change abortion laws in the District of Columbia, even if the people of D.C. disagree.


  • rikyrah

    UVa. President Teresa Sullivan reinstated

    The University of Virginia Board of Visitors has unanimously reinstated President Teresa Sullivan, who was removed earlier this month without a vote.

    Update at 4:19 p.m. ET: Important to note that Gov. Bob McDonnell, who appointed half of the rectors, had vowed to replace all of them if they didn’t resolve the controversy by today.

    The governor appoints all members of the Board of Visitors to four-year terms, subject to confirmation by the state General Assembly. The board approves the university’s budgets and policies, and is responsible for long-term planning.

    more here


    • isonprize

      I have a relative who attended UVa, so I’ve been following this mess. What in the world? Who was behind this. I recall reading that someone approached each Board member soliciting their “no confidence” vote and then told the Pres. that she didn’t have support. Facing that supposed ‘no confidence’ she resigned, rather than face the embarassment of the Board voting her out. But why?

      Now, nobody on the Board wants to ‘fess up to the foolishness? What is/was this really about?


      • nellcote

        I wouldn’t be surprised if it was Koch related. They’ve been stealthily buying up college departments for a couple of years now.


      • Town

        From what I’ve heard:

        Dragas (the chairwoman of the BOV) went around to about HALF of the BOV at the behest of a wealthy UVA donor(s), who had the stadium named after his father & wanted to donate 12 million more to have a yoga center named after his wife.

        These wealthy donors wanted to either sell the hospital or turn UVA into a University of Phoenix for profit on-line school scheme.

        UVA only gets about 8% of their funding from the state. The other 92% is private endowments. That’s why there are so many out of state students at UVA b/c out of state students pay 3x as much as VA students.

        What I read was they (Dragas & ’em) went to Sullivan and was like “OK you need to either sell the hospital / shut down programs & convert the money to other programs / embrace this for profit online scheme)(depending on what story you listen to)

        Sullivan was like “uh, no” and Dragas went around to half of the UVA board to get them on board with her, then went to Sullivan and told her that the entire board was going to vote her out if she didn’t resign first, so Sullivan resigned and the story came out the UVA board was going to fire her if she didn’t resign.

        But then the other half of the UVA board was like “uh, nobody talked to US about this and that’s when stories started unraveling, other wealthy donors said THEY weren’t donating to UVA anymore unless Sullivan was reinstated etc.

        Then Bob McDonnell informed the entire BOV he was firing them unless they got their selves together. So they reinstated her but the problem is still there are these forces conspiring to turn UVA into a profit making scheme and even if Dragas & em go, the stadium guy isn’t going anywhere and he’ll just influence somebody else on the BOV.

        Here is a good website to get the background: readthehook.com

        • isonprize

          Thanks Town. I KNEW there was $$ involved, but this Dragas “queen bee”? Wow, so now, according to the Hook, Dragas votes to re-instate Sullivan, after trying to shank her?

          DAMN. I wouldn’t trust her as far as I could throw her…

        • Alma98


  • nellcote

    Obama prepping thousands of lawyers for election

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s campaign has recruited a legion of lawyers to be on standby for this year’s election as legal disputes surrounding the voting process escalate.

    Thousands of attorneys and support staffers have agreed to aid in the effort, providing a mass of legal support that appears to be unrivaled by Republicans or precedent. Obama’s campaign says it is particularly concerned about the implementation of new voter ID laws across the country, the possibility of anti-fraud activists challenging legitimate voters and the handling of voter registrations in the most competitive states.


  • rikyrah

    Charles Pierce on Claire McCaskill not going to the DNC Convention:

    Is there a Democratic incumbent outside of the state of West Virginia less worth re-electing than Claire McCaskill in Missouri? That it remains vitally important that she be re-elected makes me want to remove my eyeballs with fondue forks. And, no, I don’t believe the anonymous aide’s bullshit explanation, either.
    One day, Claire. The voters of Missouri can’t spare the electricity of your very presence for one fcking day so you can support a president of your own party, and express solidarity with the national party that you’re going to need to get re-elected so you can go back to the Senate and start worrying about “common ground” again? It’s one thing to be a coward. It’s another to be an ingrate. It’s quite amazing to be both.


    • Aquagranny911

      Oh! That’s going to smart. Let me pour some iodine on that one, Claire!

    • Heads-on-right-in-Cali

      Oh really, Clair not going now? I don’t know what happened to her, during the 2008 campaign she was a staunch supporter of the President, but after the election she joined other blue dogs, and sabotaged his agenda. I hope every last one of those spineless bastards that doesn’t go to the convention and support our President loses their seat. Fuck them, they all rode his coattails to get elected, now when the going gets rough in their racists states, they back away. Cowards every last one of them.

      • Aquagranny911

        As much as I would like to agree with you we need to keep Dem butts in those seats. Sad to say it’s about the numbers. I say get them elected and we can smack them around later.

        • Ebogan63

          Have to agree here, the Repubs would be teabagger, every last one of ’em, so as much as I would love her and Manchin to go down, we do need them.

          Still believe given their fortunes are tied to the president, running away from him may signal their defeat come Nov.

  • creolechild

    POU…check the move by the DOJ! LOL! A thing of beauty!~

    Silver Lining: AZ Can Only Enforce ‘Papers Please’ Law With Permission From Dept. of Homeland Security

    The court decided that officers cannot detain anyone on an immigration violation. That is, unless federal immigration officials say so.


    Hours after the ruling, the Department of Homeland Security canceled agreements with seven Arizona police departments that deputized officers to arrest people on immigration violations while on street patrol.

    Federal immigration officers will help, but only if doing so conforms to the department’s priorities, including catching repeat violators and identifying and removing those who threaten public safety and national security, the department said.


    H/T Susie Madrak

    • Miranda


    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY creolechild. ***BIG HUG** :>)—

      – — – –CHECKMATE!! —LOL!– –

      – —KARMA——GOT da—“W”!!!– —

    • Aquagranny911

      I told ya so, I told ya so, I told ya so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – — THIS is WHAT U GET when U tryta — – go IN ON MR. PRESIDENT- – -HAH!- – –

    – —-VIDEO- Mitt Romney: If Affordable Care health law invalidated, Pres. Obama’s first term “wasted”– – -[THANK U- -GottaLaff. :>)]- –

    —- -FIRST- – -SAAAA-LAP- – – -teh WILLARD!!

    – – -THEN- – -IGNORE his KRAP!!

    – – -NOW- – -2 the GOOD STUFF:- – —

    – —- Oh really, Willard? So none of this counts?


    President Obama’s Top 50 accomplishments, via The Washington Monthly.

    – – – — BAM!!!!!–— – –ALLA THIS!! – – -HAH!- – -READ annnd BELIEVE!!

    – – -Annnnd- — – -TAKE THIS!!- – –

    – – – —What exactly have you accomplished, Mitt? Firing people so they lose their health care? Making millions by laying off hard-working employees? Benefiting from dressage horse-related tax deductions? Hanging out with billionaires at secret fancy schmancy retreats? Accumulating lies?

    – – – —1 MO’- – – – -SAAAAAAAA-LAP!!!– – —


    • edp4bho

      Well, atleast he gave PBO his “first term” due. Maybe he knows he’s going down already?

  • rikyrah

    Don’t have to travel far to see the future

    By Kay June 26th, 2012

    I’m not surprised to find out that former Fox News personality John Kasich, Medicare fraud profiteer Rick Scott and Mitt Romney are planning a celebration if the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare. I imagine they’ll be a lot of high-fiving and dancing in the aisles on the Right and among current and former media personalities.

    Reality keeps intruding on conservative fantasy, though. For the vast majority of us who are not political or media celebrities, we have seen the future of health care without reform and it is Texas:

    Last year, Luis Duran drove almost 200 miles to San Antonio to have a colonoscopy because he didn’t want to wait six months for an opening at a county clinic.
    A few days later, the doctor in San Antonio – a friend of a friend who had performed the screening for free – called to break the news that Duran, 51, had advanced colon cancer and needed immediate surgery.
    “I kind of broke down,” recalled Duran, a machine operator whose employer had terminated his health policy. “I said, ‘Doctor, I don’t have insurance, and I don’t have much money, but I won’t refuse to pay. Please help me.’”
    They say everything is bigger in Texas, and the problem of the uninsured is no exception. The Houston metropolitan area has one of the highest rates of uninsured people in America, and a health safety net imploding under the demands of too many people and too few resources. Almost one in three residents – more than a million people—lack health insurance, and about 400 are turned away every day from the county hospital district’s call center because they can’t be accommodated at any of its 23 community or school-based centers.
    Those seeking care at the public hospital’s ER, meanwhile, arrive with blankets and coolers full of sandwiches and drinks in anticipation of waits that may go 24 hours or longer.
    “If the Affordable Care Act is overturned, the rest of the country should take a good look at the situation in Texas, because this is what happens when you keep Medicaid enrollment as low as possible and don’t undertake insurance reforms,” said Elena M. Marks, a health policy scholar at Rice University’s James Baker Institute for Public Policy and a former city health official.

    What do conservatives in Texas offer in response to this public health emergency? A theory. A marketing slogan. A phrase cooked up and refined at a think-tank round table:

    Opponents of the federal health care law see the problem of the uninsured very differently. They object not just to the price tag of expanding coverage to millions more people, but to the whole philosophy behind it.
    Texans are individualistic and value their freedoms and responsibilities, said Lucy Nashed, spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Perry, who notes Medicaid spending is a big part of Texas’ budget.
    “Individual responsibility is about making healthy choices and taking ownership of your lifestyle—not just about buying health insurance,” Nashed said. “And you can’t legislate a healthy lifestyle.”


  • rikyrah

    Tue Jun 26, 2012 at 03:38 PM PDT.

    Jeff Flake: Apartheid ‘coincides with our moral standards’

    If Arizona voters think Apartheid was all that, they’ve got their guy in Rep. Jeff Flake.

    In 1987, Flake testified before the Utah State Senate in support of a resolution expressing support for the government of South Africa while racial segregation laws were enforced — largely to support U.S. mining interests in the region

    Of Apartheid, Flake claimed “it coincides with our moral standards,” and claimed that a majority of black South Africans didn’t “care one way or another or they don’t know about the situation.”
    The recording of that testimony comes on the heels of this, over the weekend:

    “For anybody to suggest that I in any way countenanced what the South Africans were doing or the policy of apartheid is offensive,” he said, saying the charge “baffles” him.

    What’s baffling is how Flake’s morality coincides with that of the Apartheid regime.

    • Aquagranny911

      Flake is so going DOWN!!!

  • Miranda

    Ann Romney’s Dressage Horse Has a Great Health Care Plan

    Rafalca, the Romney’s Olympics-bound dressage horse, nets the family a $77,000 tax credit, $2,000 of which, according to Current’s calculations, is for what they spent on health care for the horse. The average American family only spends $1,557 a year on health care.

    more here

  • WaPo reports that Nora Ephron has passed away.


    • nellcote


    • Alma98


    • GreenLadyHere
    • Miranda

      So sad, it seems she fell ill very quickly.

    • lamh35

      Man just posted that. Aww. Sleepless in Seattle is like my favorite Tom Hanks movie. When Harry Met Sally is like my fav Meg Ryan movie and recently, Julie & Julia was fantastic.

      RIP Ms Nora.

    • Miranda

      The most important screenplay she wrote had to be Silkwood. A union worker KILLED because of corporate greed. I wonder what Silkwood’s children think about the times we live in now. I wonder what all those workers who went to her funeral think today.

      Oklahoma is the only state where John McCain won every single county. I wonder how many of those people she was trying to protect, have grown children now who think union workers are just thugs – do Silkwood’s former coworkers think it about themselves? That its their fault for the dangerous conditions and low pay they were subjected too by a big azz conglomerate?

      An ambitious reporter would be in Oklahoma looking up people that worked at that plant, at the time and interviewing them on what they think today.

      • Worldwatcher7

        This comment is way too smart for modern American media to comprehend.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – — Oooooweeeee- – — -“RIDE or DIE”– -VP JOE- – – -HAH!! – – –

    – – – –VIDEO- Vice Pres. Joe Biden: Mitt Romney is “a job creator – in Singapore, China, India.”

    – – –Standing O, Veep Joe!

    Waterloo, Iowa (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden took Mitt Romney’s central weapon in his White House bid – his time as a businessman – and used it as political ammunition against Romney on Tuesday.

    “You got to give Romney credit,” Biden said. “He’s a job creator – in Singapore, China, India. He’s been very good at creating jobs, overseas.“

    — -GET- — HIM!!- – -LOL.- –***slams desk***

  • Alma98

    O/T, This MJB Grammy performances gave me goosebumps.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – –[Apologies iff a dup]- — GOOD NEWS- – –

    – – – –Senate Leaders Reach Tentative Deal To Prevent Student Loan Interest Rate Hike– – —

    – — –Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have reached a deal to prevent a scheduled student loan interest rate hike on July 1, according to The Hill. “We basically have the student loan issue worked out,” Reid told reporters today. Final approval of the deal ultimately depends on House Republicans, according to McConnell, who said he and Reid think the deal “will be acceptable to the House.” The extension is likely to be attached to the transportation funding bill that is currently in a House-Senate conference committee.– —

    MR. PRESIDENT- – –told ’em- – – -DO YOUR JOB!! – – -HAH!!

  • Miranda

    What are the outreach communications to constituents by congressional reps in-between election years? How do they reach out and educate their constituents? 1 or 2 Town halls only? I’m curious why these Dems so afraid to show up at the convention or feeling compelled to vote to hold Holder in contempt when they KNOW this is bullshit, why haven’t they been constantly barraging their constituents via email lists, tweets, facebook, etc. with all the truthful information humanly possible.

    It is obvious that PBO’s team knew how to reach his base to get around the media when OFA was created – and the no one else seems to have figured this out. The GOP could care less because they have the mainstream media as their bullhorns…but the Dems have been left in the dust with finding creative ways to get around an obviously biased media.

  • creolechild

    Hey, Mitt, DODGE THIS!~

    Romney Defended Bush’s Invocation of Executive Privilege, Attacks Obama


    As Congress sought to compel President George W. Bush’s administration to allow Karl Rove and Harriet Miers to cooperate with an investigation into the U.S. Attorney’s scandal, Romney could not have been more forceful in his support for the executive privilege claim. Asked by a conservative radio show how whether he agreed with President Bush’s decision to simply ignore the subpoenas, Romney said:

    “Yeah, he’s got a responsibility to protect executive privilege. That’s just part of preserving the powers of the presidency… He should do what he thinks is the right thing with regards to members of his team but preserve executive privilege.”

    The Bush administration asserted “deliberative process privilege” in that case — the same privilege being cited here for the Department of Justice “Fast and Furious” documents.


    H/T Josh Israel

    • Miranda

      Mitt won’t have to dodge it…no one in the press will ever ask him about it.

  • lamh35

    OMG! RIP NORA EPHRON Man she wrote 3 of my favorite Rom-Com and regular movies ever. Sleepless in Seattle, Julie and Julia, When Harry Met Sally,


    • rikyrah

      RIP, Ms. Ephron

    • Aquagranny911

      Wow! I loved those movies! She was only three years older than me. I hate this. They are dropping like flies out there. RIP, Nora, you will be missed!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – –CONTRARY 2 the STOOPIDITY –of teh WILLARD!!- – –

    – –MOST of the WORLD NEEDS enuff – –Popo’s- — -LOL.

    – —Attorney General Holder announces police hiring grants in Philly– – –

    —- – Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced more than $111 million in funding for more than 800 law enforcement positions across the country as part of a federal program aimed at hiring military veterans.

    Holder announced the funding at Philadelphia’s City Hall as part of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Philadelphia will get $3.1 million for 25 officers, one of the biggest awards in the country. Los Angeles is getting $6.4 million for 25 officers, while Chicago is getting $3.1 million for 25 officers. Overall, Holder said the money would save 200 officers from layoffs and help hire 600 more.

    “We look forward to welcoming these new additions to our nation’s law enforcement community,” Holder told a gathering of government officials and law enforcement officers — including Philadelphia police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, a former chief in Washington, D.C., whom Holder said was “still my chief.”

    – —THANK U — — AG HOLDER!! :>)- -Movin’ – FORWARD– – – -despite the EVIL/VILE HATAS!!!- -:>)

    • isonprize

      THIS is what I’m talkin’ about. Lawd Have Mercy, Philadelphia SURE needs the help.

      BTW, Chief Ramsey, was chief in DC when that “Beltway Sniper” fool was hiding in the trunk of his car shooting people. I like Ramsey. He’s positive, but real about the crime issues in the city, down to earth, and a straight talker.

    • nellcote

      while Chicago is getting $3.1 million for 25 officers.
      Someone tell Roland Martin.

      • GreenLadyHere

        nellcote- — – LOL.- -I saw that!- -***tsk*** ***eye roll***- –

        —I Will– —Jus’ as soon as I get

        FINISH–STRANGLIN’ HIM- – – – with HIS ASCOT!! :>)- –

        –***Waitin’ 4 that – – –FAUX-pology****

  • MonieTalks

    This skank, idiotic, two-bit, trifling ass, emptyheaded, mentally ill, deranged, rotten bitch Orly Taitz is just moments away from a permanent stay in a mental institution

    She had the nerve to compare herself to Nelson Mandela and Thurgood Marshall. Bitch you should not even utter the name of these esteemed men out of your stankin ass. And then said that the President’s deceased mother committed welfare fraud. Now that truly pisses me off. She is a certified low-life.

    This crazy heffa looks like she hoards animals or some shit…can animal control bust down this bitch’s door and arrest her?!


    • Miranda

      I don’t understand why she keeps managing to get media space. This woman is no more sane than a rock.

      • isonprize

        Nuh uh, Miranda. A rock can serve a purpose – it can hold down the topsoil, it can be a doorstop, it can hide a key. Plus, it just sits there and is quiet. Don’t be insulting the rock.

        • Miranda

          Good point.

      • nellcote

        I don’t understand why she hasn’t been disbarred.

    • nellcote

      I can’t think of any other president who’s had his mother disparaged like PBO. Of all the shitty things the goopers do I think this one bothers me the most.

      • JojoRaze

        During the 2008 campaign I always wished PBO’s mama was still alive and that his grandmother was well enough to campaign with him. I know the two of them would have cussed some white folks off who were stepping over bounds. I see Stanley Ann Dunham as someone who would go there and say “You saltines betta leave my son alone” and his grandmother Madelyn Dunham would have slapped somebody with her cane over some birther foolishness.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- — -AHA!!- – – –MURDOCH WATCH!!— –

    – – – –Murdoch Contemplates Splitting Up News Corp– – –

    – – —After resisting investors’ pressure for years, Rupert Murdoch is finally considering splitting his News Corp. media empire in two, dividing publishing and the company’s other, more lucrative media units, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Murdoch family would likely maintain its control of both companies, similar to Sumner Redstone’s division of Viacom in 2006.

    Despite the high-profile scandals that have swirled around Murdoch and News Corp. for the past year, the move to split the company appears to be driven simply by profits, according to the Financial Times

    – – — HAH!!- – – –The FINANCIAL TIMES.– -“Driven by profit. . ”

    – -Does RUPERT have any INVESTMENT here?- – – -Hmmm. . .

    – -OTHERWISE- — I’M FELLING:- – –KARMA- -on da MOVE!!!– —

    – – – –-HE’S- – – —

    – – – – – – — ——- -GOIN’- – – —–

    – – – – — – – — – — – – — – – -D- –

    – – – – – – – – – – — — – – – – — — O
    – – —– – ——– – —- – – – — – – – – – -W

    – – — – – – – – — – – — — – – – – – — – — – N!-– – – – -HAH!!

  • lamh35

    OMG! Why is Al Pacino in Adam Sandler’s movie “Jack and Jill”??? Did Al Pacino sell his soul to the devil? Or does he owe the IRS back taxes.

    Bigger question? Why am I watching Jack and Jill? I must be tired from working 6 days straight.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – — -Jus’ postin’ 4 da – -COMEDIC ASPECT!- – –LOL- –

    – — -THIS PHLIP- -PHLOP- – PHOOL- – –

    — – –Romney Defended Bush’s Invocation of Executive Privilege, Attacks Obama— –

    – —-FIRST:- – -DA–PHLIP -[Anti-President Obama]– — –

    – – —When the Obama administration announced last week that it would invoke executive privilege and not release some documents related to the “Fast and Furious” operation, Mitt Romney’s campaign was quick to call the president a hypocrite. But in 2007, Romney endorsed a similar move by a Republican administration.

    – – – –NOW: DA PHLOP!!- -[Support teh SHRUB]– – –INVERT – -ETCH-A SKETCH!!

    – – –But as Congress sought to compel President George W. Bush’s administration to allow Karl Rove and Harriet Miers to cooperate with an investigation into the U.S. Attorney’s scandal, Romney could not have been more forceful in his support for the executive privilege claim. Asked by a conservative radio show how whether he agreed with President Bush’s decision to simply ignore the subpoenas, Romney said:

    Yeah, he’s got a responsibility to protect executive privilege. That’s just part of preserving the powers of the presidency… He should do what he thinks is the right thing with regards to members of his team but preserve executive privilege.

    – – – – —EVIL/VILE- -STOOPID- –RACIST- – –RE-THUG!!– – –

  • Alma98

    Why won’t somebody tell Rep. Frederica Wilson the truth about these hats lol. H/T TOD

    edit: You know PBO is thinking to himself don’t look at the hat, don’t look at the hat, don’t look at the hat .

    • rikyrah

      everyone knows someone like her

      NOBODY can tell her anything about those hats


      • isonprize

        Her hat was black and silver AND PBO had on a silver tie with his black suit?? WHAT??!!???

        You won’t be able to tell her NOTHIN’ now!! Fo REAL!!

        • Alma98


        • itgurl_29

          She is truly gonna be feeling herself for the next month.

      • Alma98

        Yep that would be my aunt Annie.

    • dannie22

      dont hate, im getting that hat!

      • Alma98


  • GreenLadyHere

    dup- – oops.

  • GreenLadyHere

    LOL Alma98.- –Have 2 confess- – –I LIKE her HATS- — on her. :>)

    • Alma98

      I guess they suit her personality GLH, I’m sure you have many green hats LOL. My mama is hat collector too

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL I have a FEW. Annnd I wear HATS- —a lot. :>)

        My mommy was 2. I have a FEW of HERS!! – —makes me HAPPY.. :>)——

        • Alma98

          My youngest son and daughter loves hats, I wear them from time to time.

          • GreenLadyHere

            Allma98 – – – -***fist bump** :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sorry Alma98. My REPLY went up. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM: — –Watchin’ — — Ms. JILL SCOTT — -on “BAAA-LACK MUSIC”. — -She’s BEAUTIFUL!!– —:>)- – – —

    • dannie22

      hey GLH!! Hope your mom is better!

      • GreenLadyHere

        dannie22♥ –THANK U sooo much. I’m learnin’ 2 take things – –one day at a time. :>) It’s difficult.- –BUT- – – keepin’ the FAITH. :>)

        AGAIN- – -THANK U. B BLESSED. :>)

    • Alma98

      Where are you watching it at GLH.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Alma98- – – -On WE Channel :>)

        • Alma98


          • GreenLadyHere

            Alma98 – – My pleasure. :>)

    • isonprize

      GLH – Saw her, Kem, and DJ Jazzy Jeff at the Mann for the Philly Summer Block Party this past weekend.

      Kem brought the house down with his performance, plus his band was TIGHT!! And DJ Jazzy Jeff had people dancing in their seats, in the aisle, on the lawn. ALL OVER!!!

      If Jill ever decides to add to her success, she would make a slammin’ comedienne. Her jokes in between sets were off the chain. She is silly, raw, real, funny, sexy, confident, and on top of all of that, she has a crazy beautiful voice. Hearing her live is a whole different thing. She never left the stage. She would change her shoes, get a drink, tell a joke, sing a song, talk some more shit, sing another song.

      She had three male back-up singers she called “The Pipes” Let’s just say the jokes that followed that introduction were for the grown and sexy people. It was crazy!! Plus, since she’s Jilly FROM Philly, (and I mean Philadelphia – North Philly, not the ‘burbs) she was home and comfortable.

      I haven’t had that much fun at a concert in a long time.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Ohhhh0 0 0isonprize. What a TOTAL TREAT!! :>)- –

        THANK U 4 sharin. Felt like I was THERE. :>)- — I like the “back-up” sangers. They have fun. :>)- —

        AGAIN- – -Thank U. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- — –HAH!!!- –Double- —- HAH!! –:>)- – –

    Trayvon Martin homicide detective requests reassignment

    – – —Chris Serino, the lead homicide investigator in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, is changing jobs.

    Serino, who filed a report indicating he did not believe the story told by George Zimmerman about his shooting of Martin, and who recommended Zimmerman be charged with manslaughter, requested reassignment to the patrol division, according to Sanford police. A press release issued by the Sanford Police Department Tuesday stated that “Officer Serino has made this decision of his own volition and will begin his new assignment on July 7, 2012.”

    — — KARMA – -is soooo- –ON DA MOVE!!— –

    Officer SERINO- – — -IMHO – –is goin’- – 2 assist in the—DOWNFALL- -of the DEFENSE!!- – – -LOL.

    —– – -RIHEP — –T.M.– — JUSTICE – –WILL- – – -B- — SERVED!!– –

    • isonprize

      The thing I DON’T like about this whole situation is how it is being tried in PUBLIC THRU THE MEDIA. I feel like Zimmerman’s defense attorneys may have some justification for trying to claim a mistrial because everything is out there. Sigh….

      • GreenLadyHere

        isonprize— ***wavin’ at U across the STATE**** :>)

        ***fist bump*** – — -I was very disturbed 2 C the attorneys bein’ interviewed. Trayvon’s attorney needsta- — -SHUT IT DOWN.- – – -I don’t trust—-O’Mara.-

        -PLUS – — – the TV is NOT the TRIAL!!- -***sigh- -also***

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