October 20, 2017

Tuesday Evening Thread: 40 Years Ago Today…….715


  • lamh36

    Evening POU Peeps!!!

    • rikyrah

      hey lamh!

  • Miranda

    So, even with pictures, receipts, video…they still put this man in prison when he had proof he was 1,000 miles away.
    Man cleared of NYC murder after 25 years in prison

    AP 2:42 p.m. EDT April 8, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man who spent almost a quarter-century behind bars for murder was freed Tuesday and cleared of a killing that happened when he was 1,100 miles away on a Disney World vacation.

    Jonathan Fleming was in tears as he hugged his lawyers and family in a Brooklyn courtroom. Relatives said, “Thank you, God!” after he was freed.

    “After 25 years, come hug your mother,” she said, and he did.
    Fleming had plane tickets, videos and postcards from his trip, his lawyers said, but authorities suggested he could have been in New York at the actual time of the shooting, and a woman testified that she had seen him shoot Rush.

    more here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/08/1989-nyc-murder/7467337/

    • rikyrah

      see…this is the kind of shyt that can make a Negro turn Black (thanks LuPalmer)

    • rikyrah

      God help me, but I would find that bitch who lied on me and beat her senseless on GP.

      I know…I need help.

    • Wait…so the word of one woman, who was trying to stay out of jail, was more valuable than concrete evidence showing dude was out of town at the time of the murder??? Unbelievable!

      I hope Mr. Fleming sues the isht outta the NYPD!

      • AxelFoley

        I would fuckin OWN the NYPD after this shit.

  • Hmm…

    Julian Castro: Obama should change deportation policy
    By Cameron Joseph

    San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro (D), an ally of President Obama’s,
    said the administration needed to revise its deportation policy.”My
    hope is that his administration will go about it in a different way.
    I’m not comfortable with the number of deportations,” Castro said when
    asked during a civil rights panel at the Lyndon B. Johnson Memorial
    Library in Austin about recent criticism from liberals that the Obama
    administration had been deportating too many illegal immigrants.

    “My hope is that just like he did with [easing childhood deportations], the president will find ways that are within his power, that are
    constitutional, to ease the level of deportations,” Castro continued.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/202987-julian-castro-obama-should-change-deportation-policy#ixzz2yL8F2ZYx

    • Miranda

      I appreciate how he answered in a respectful way and didn’t engage in the hyperbole we see from so many of our supposed allies.

      • qosine

        I totally agree Miranda. This is the way to answer.
        Very supportive. Very impressive.

        • Miranda

          I especially liked the way he phrased that last sentence. He carefully made sure to include that any change would have to be within PBO’s power and constitutional…so many others just make blanket demands full of exaggerated claims about what the President can do. I think Mayor Castro is ready for prime time for real. His future is bright.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia♥ – – – -U KNOW that the “HEADLINE” —caused my eyes 2 go 2 the side — -:)

      — – -THIS helped 2 CENTER them: — –He also said GOP worries that President Obama wouldn’t enforce the law were pointless.

      BUT – – -YA KNOW- – – – -I always wonder iff “His ALLIES” – – -TALK 2 him – -FIRST. — –

      — -Annnd “WHYCOME” — -he DI-INT —ACKNOWLEDGE —THIS?
      – – – –High deportation figures are misleading

      — -EXCERPT:
      – – – —But the portrait of a steadily increasing number of deportations rests on statistics that conceal almost as much as they disclose. A closer examination shows that immigrants living illegally in most of the continental U.S. are less likely to be deported today than before Obama came to office, according to immigration data.
      Expulsions of people who are settled and working in the United States have fallen steadily since his first year in office, and are down more than 40% since 2009.

      – – -C what I mean? – – –

      — – -NOW – -“RUNTELDAT” — – -:)

  • lamh36

    A Boy, His Granddad and the Monumental Courage of Henry Aaron

    by Joe Samuel Starnes

    …I learned years later from his 1991 autobiography that he had been uneasy about race relations from the moment the Braves moved to Atlanta.

    “We couldn’t be completely comfortable,” he wrote. “It was made perfectly clear to us that we weren’t in Milwaukee anymore. There was often a hate letter or two in the mail, and I was always concerned about Barbara [his first wife] and the kids being abused when they went to the ballpark.”

    As it became evident in the early ’70s that Aaron could surpass Ruth, the hate mail increased exponentially, and came from all over the country.

    “Dear Nigger,” one letter read. “Everybody loved Babe Ruth. You will be the most hated man in America if you break his career home run record.”

    Another: “Dear Super Spook. First of all, I don’t care for the color of shit. You are pretty damn repugnant trying to break Babe Ruth’s record. You boogies will think that you invented baseball or something.”

    He received many death threats during the record chase. The FBI evaluated the most dangerous ones, and two Atlanta Police detectives were hired to serve as his bodyguards…

    • Worldwatcher7

      Those hate letters are dripping with fear. “Oh no, the powerful Black man is going to surpass our hero.”

      Congrats and many thanks to Hammerin’ Hank!

  • crazycanuck

    Good point

    rootless ‏@root_e 1m
    who released those Sharpton records? And why are they not in jail?

  • GreenLadyHere

    – –GOOD EVENIN’ –POU FAM♥ :>) – -Woo! Hoo! Ab HISTORICAL DAY♥:)

    — — – -☺He gives the F’REALZ.♥ — ☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRIaeZV-KrY

    – —Annnnd HE – – -ENDURED♥ 🙂 — -CONGRATULATIONS! –WE R PROUD of U♥ —

    -BLESS U♥- – -4 your –ROLE — -“In Da -STRUGGLE”♥– –

    — – -☺ENJOY♥ – -http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b9Yf2_hy2cQ/T7MQ5sBjyJI/AAAAAAAABmI/touGMkggTHk/s640/baseball+food+color.jpg

    — -I KNOW – -THIS has a FEW CALORIES. 🙂 – –

    -BUT- – – – -THIS is 2 HONOR — -“HAMMERIN’ HANK♥” 🙂

    — – -B BLESSED♥- —

  • Miranda

    He is so my favorite NFL player right now


    • Alma98

      I’m glad he’s not intimidated, and that first tweet smh.

    • AxelFoley

      Easily my favorite player in the NFL.

  • JB20005

    40 years ago, Hank Aaron was the evil black villain, usurping the record of super nice guy and flawless human being Babe Ruth (snark).

    Fast forward to today, he’s now the hero of all that was good and right for white baseball fans, as opposed to modern black villain Barry Bonds.

    Some things never change.

    That said, congrats to Hammerin’ Hank.

  • Miranda

    Clovis: Obama’s race shields him from impeachment
    Hinton Republican, former radio host, says he can talk language of GOP base
    By DOUGLAS BURNS April 8, 2014

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sam Clovis, a firebrand northwest Iowa conservative, says he believes many congressional Republicans want to impeach President Obama. The only thing standing in their way, Clovis said in an interview, is the color of the president’s skin.

    “I would say there are people in the House of Representatives right now that would very much like to take the opportunity to start the process,” Clovis said of impeaching the nation’s first African-American president. “And I think the reason that they’re not is because they’re concerned about the media.”

    In an interview with the Daily Times Herald, Clovis, who did not provide reasons for why the president would be vulnerable to impeachment, said the media would cover the issues surrounding such proceedings differently with a black president than a white one with the same record.

    more here: http://carrollspaper.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=17647&SectionID=1&SubSectionID=335&S=1

    • Alma98

      Somebody needs to shield the dinner table from his fat ass.

      • Miranda


    • AxelFoley

      Only thing standing in their way is there ain’t JACK SHIT they can impeach PBO on. The fact they these low life fucks even bring this shit up, while not NAM ONE of these bastards even thought to impeach that murdering war criminal clown George W. Bush and NO ONE in the media calls them out on this speaks volumes.

  • @Maggyw519: LOOK—-> Rand’s Obamacare stats: 9.3 million new insureds, and counting http://t.co/Am2psj2K7S

  • Miranda

    Obamacare is widening the gap between ‘red’ and ‘blue’ America
    By Joshua Holland, Moyers & Company
    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 8:07 EDT

    The fact that the citizens of “red” and “blue” states live in what are essentially two countries with very different governments has largely flown under the radar, but it may become the defining story of our time. The two major parties are not only highly polarized ideologically, but as Dan Balz noted in The Washington Post, “polarization has ushered in a new era in state government, where single-party control of the levers of power has produced competing Americas.” Three-quarters of US states are now controlled by one of the two major parties — the most in 60 years — and “officials in these states are moving unencumbered to enact their party’s agenda.”

    When the Supreme Court ruled that states could decline Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion without facing a penalty, the justices set in motion a process that’s now pushing our two countries even further apart as about half of the states passed on the opportunity to insure their poorer residents.

    more here: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/08/obamacare-is-widening-the-gap-between-red-and-blue-america/

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM ♥ — — –Awww – — -“DAD -IN-CHIEF”♥—:)

    – —☺@WhiteHouse[THANK U♥ –BLESS U♥]

    “I’ve got two daughters and I expect them to be treated just like anybody’s sons.” —Obama on #EqualPay for women pic.twitter.com/yWJzpR2q6C

    – – – – -The BEST – –“FIRST FAMILY —EVA♥ 🙂 —

  • Miranda

    Anatomy of a Media Attack: ABC News, Fox News, and CNN on White House and Equal Pay
    Tommy Christopher on April 08, 2014

    On this Equal Pay Day, it is instructive to see how the mainstream media constructs an attack on the White House and disguises it as good old-fashioned adversarial journalism. One clip you’ve probably seen all day today is of cable news hosts debating the talking point about a supposed gender pay gap among the White House staff, whichconservatives raise annually in an attempt to undermine the President’s commitment to pay equity, and the notion of pay equity itself. The figure that The American Enterprise Institute is using this year, 88 cents on every dollar, comes from comparing the median annual salary of women who work in the White House, to the median annual salary of their male colleagues.

    The AEI report deliberately ignores whether the men and women at the White House are being paid the same amount for the same jobs, because they’re trying to critique President Obama’s use of a similar statistic in his speeches about equal pay. Whether you agree with the critique or not, it is a mildly clever one, and well within the bounds of a partisan think tank. Besides, when two different reporters tag-teamed White House Press Secretary Jay Carney about it on Monday, Carney explained, clear as a bell, that women in the White House get paid exactly the same as men for the same jobs. Clear as a bell. Jon Karl brought up the AEI study, and Carney explained the gap as a function of looking at the aggregate of all staffers, including the most junior, but that “men and women in equivalent roles here earn equivalent salaries. For example, we have two deputy chiefs of staff, one man and one woman, and they earn the same salary. We have 16 department heads, over half of them are women, all of whom make the same salary as their male counterparts.”

    Fox News’ Ed Henry followed up, shortly thereafter, by summarizing that “you’re basically saying that women at the senior levels here make equal or more than men, but if you’re at the lower level and you’re a woman on the White House staff, you don’t make as much?”

    “No, that would be a misreading and misinterpretation of what I said,” Carney replied, clear as a bell. “Everybody at every level here at the White House is paid the same for the same work, male or female.”

    Apparently, not clearly enough for Ed, who asked “So how do we get to the 88 cents?

    more here: http://thedailybanter.com/2014/04/anatomy-of-a-media-attack-abc-news-fox-news-and-cnn-on-white-house-and-equal-pay/#.U0SdIsNAtAc.twitter

  • GreenLadyHere

    – – –☺ April 8, 1920.

    Carmen McRae Born After winning an amateur contest at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theatre in her hometown New York City, McRae went on to become a noted jazz singer with Earl Hines, Mercer “Duke” Ellington and Benny Carter bands among others and recording more than 20 albums.

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    – – – -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJaD09M5Iko

    – – –☺The REAL – –“FAB –FOUR”♥ –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsyzfda9ViY
    – – — -☺ENJOY – – -your evening♥ –:) — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_oa5Es7xQA

    – – – –☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYJPIZ-C-9c

  • Miranda

    They can put them all in prison where they can rot for all I care. Animals…they do not belong among civil society.

    Race is being looked at’ as a possible motive in attack on driver in Detroit
    By Stephanie Gallman and Kevin Conlon, CNN
    updated 9:17 PM EDT, Tue April 8, 2014

    (CNN) — Three suspects were charged Tuesday for their alleged roles in a vicious mob beating of a Detroit tree trimmer after a car accident last week.

    Bruce Edward Wimbush Jr., 17, Wonzey Saffold, 30, and James Deontae Davis, 24, are three of the dozen or so people who attacked Steven Utash after he inadvertently struck a 10-year-old boy who had stepped into a road, Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody said.

    Utash, a 54-year-old grandfather, immediately stopped his vehicle to help the boy and was allegedly “severely beaten” with “fists and feet,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a news release.

    He’s been in a medically induced coma since.

    Detroit Police Chief James Craig wouldn’t go so far as to the attack a “hate crime,” but, he said, “the issue of race is being looked at” as a possible motive.

    He gave credit to a woman who stepped in as Utash was being attacked, CNN affiliate WDIV reported.

    “Just her presence, offering aid to this gentleman, may have saved his life,” Craig said.

    That woman, Deborah Hughes, met Utash’s son to talk about what happened.

    “I went to your dad and he was unconscious. He wasn’t doing anything,” she said, WDIV reported. “I go over there and I say, ‘Don’t nobody else hit him. Don’t put your hands on him. Leave him alone!’ And everybody backed up and let me go to work on your dad,” said Hughes, a retired nurse.

    more here: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/08/justice/michigan-driver-attack/

    • edp4bho

      Agreed. Sometimes black folks display a wanton need to retaliate against whites for all the blatant racism directed toward us, so much that they react as victims rather than regarding a situation just as it is. This happened some years ago when a white man ran up on the sidewalk of some address, injuring (if not killing) someone. It was an accident but the blacks in the area pounced on him. Stop, look, and listen !!

      • BoomerGal

        Sad but true.

      • TresL

        No justice; no peace!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — –YA KNOW – – –I trydta “Brang this’- – -with some pride’ BUT – — -Is they – -lighter??? – –

    – — -☺http://blackamericaweb.com/2014/04/08/tia-tamera-rock-bold-new-looks-on-ebony-cover-photo/

    – ——The former child stars are now entrepreneurs who launched NEED Brands,a company that provides wholesome and all-natural products for new and expectant mothers. Their business ventures are not keeping them off the television screen. Tamera discussed how she will return to television this fall to co-host the hit talk show The Real, alongside Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon and Jeannie Mai, which FOX picked up for two-year run. Yay! We love that show!

    O.K. — -sooo I looked up info on a NEED product.

    — — The first one was Milky, which is an herbal lactation enhancement drink that will help promote breast milk. I had issues with that when I was breast-feeding. I mean, there were teas out there, but they either didn’t taste great or weren’t practical considering that moms are alwayson the go. So with Milky, this is an affordable and natural product that all women can use.

    — -AFFORDABLE?????— -Oooo-Kaaaay – –

    —Anhyhoo — -They R on the COVER. 🙂

    • edp4bho

      They’re the same shade from what I see, GLH. I’m popping in and out. Have a good evening !!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY edp4bho 🙂 – –***BIG HUG*** :>)

        O.K.– THANK U. 🙂 – — The “color of the cover” – –looked –like it was –“touched up”. 🙂 — -EBONY-Style. 🙂 – —
        – – – -Good 2 C U edp4bho. 🙂 – – —
        B B LESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ – – –

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    — – -☺http://wallpaperzoo.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/cute-animal-desktop-backgrounds.jpg

    – – – – -☺ ‏@BestEarthPix
    Praying Otter pic.twitter.com/bahQnpnhU6

    — –AMEN♥ -:)

    • BoomerGal

      Awwwww…that’s so cute and the praying kitty, too!!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY BoomerGal. 🙂 – – – –***BIG HUG*** 🙂 – – –

        – – –THEY surely R. —-:)- – -Many of these PICS – – -conjure up –CAPTIONS. 🙂
        [This –“VISUAL Gene”.] – – -:)- – —

        — -Good 2 C U BoomerGal. 🙂 – —B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥

  • Miranda

    UConn senior Shabazz Napier delivers strong message to the NCAA

    Shabazz Napier made sure he had everyone’s attention following his team’s NCAA Championship win Monday night against Kentucky.

    Napier’s UConn Huskies had just held off the Wildcats 60-54, but Napier had something to say to the crowd, those watching on TV and the world:

    “Ladies and Gentleman, you’re looking at the hungry Huskies,” Napier proclaimed to CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz. “This is what happens when you ban us. Last year. Two years – we worked so hard for it.”

    Napier was referring to UConn’s postseason ban last season due to low Academic Progress Rate scores. The ban provided more than enough fuel to deliver the school its 4th-ever national title.

    According to USA TODAY Sports’ Paul Myerberg, the ban was “largely a measurement of past Huskies, not the then-current team.”

    CBS quickly cut away to a crowd shot, during the tail end of Napier’s remarks. Nantz hastily declared Napier the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

    Last week, Napier told FOX Sports it was “kind of great” that Northwestern University football players were making the push to unionize. The senior point guard added that there were some nights he went to bed “starving,” because he didn’t have money to eat.

    The comments didn’t really catch on until right before the title game Monday; Napier is set to graduate in May.

    more here: http://thegrio.com/2014/04/08/uconn-senior-shabazz-napier-delivers-strong-message-to-the-ncaa/

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – –WHOA! – – – -REALLY? — 🙂

    –☺@HistoryInPix[Thank U♥] – – –
    15 times when The Simpsons predicted the future: http://bitly.com/1eeM284 pic.twitter.com/YzEsyGybfo

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ — —INTRODUCTION : – – -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOCNY9pJ850&feature=kp 🙂

    — – -☺2 THIS: – —@Earth_Pics

    The King Of the Forest. Photo by @evgord pic.twitter.com/Zsi4ubLXkG

  • GreenLadyHere

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    LUVIN’ her DRESS. :>) – —She truly is “Gettin HER – -GLAM ON.” –

    — – -CONTINUE BEST WISHES on —The Reid Report annnd onyour continuin’ RISE on the NETWORK – – -:)

    — -U R HIGHLY VISIBLE. 🙂 – – -PROUD of U♥ — BLESS U♥ 🙂

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – –Soo SAD – —Jus’ Sooo SAD – – –***tears***

    – – –Teen fatally shot in front of Chicago church

    — – – –☺RIHEP♥ -http://i9.glitter-graphics.org/pub/1530/1530009g4tz9sbbum.jpg

    – – – -☺CONDOLENCES 2 Family♥/Friends♥ http://www.comments20.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Sympathy-4.gif

    – – – —☺- –[BTW- RESPECTFULLY/SADLY–THIS prolly happened in many OTHER cities.]

    – —☺ Good QUESTION – –SADLY —

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥ – – – – -HAH! – — –WHAT! – -HE! –SAID!!

    – – –Holder claims ‘vast amount’ of discretion in enforcing federal laws

    – – – – –Attorney General Eric Holder maintained Tuesday that he has a “vast amount” of discretion in how the Justice Department prosecutes federal law.

    Holder’s remarks, during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, came in response to GOP accusations that he is flouting the law with his department’s positions on marijuana legalization, criminal sentencing and a contentious provision of the president’s signature healthcare law.

    – – – –SNIP – – –

    – – — “There is a vast amount of discretion that a president has — and, more specifically, that an attorney general has,” Holder responded. “But that discretion has to be used in an appropriate way so that your acting consistent with the aims of the statute but at the same time making sure that you are acting in a way that is consistent with our values, consistent with the Constitution and protecting the American people.”

    Holder said the Justice Department must defend federal laws on the books unless it concludes that “there is no basis to defend the statute.”

    — – –GIT! – -GIT! — -GIT ‘EM –AG HOLDER. 🙂

    — – -THESE 2♥: – -☺http://media.tumblr.com/9c3dd37d1f74aec5c93a919a4d4060b3/tumblr_inline_mmwpfsxCFR1qz4rgp.jpg

    – – –“Let’s PRETEND that we’re sharin’ a joke.” – –[BUT — -WE KNOW that -THESE PHOOLS — BETTA – -LEAVE US ALONE! LOL]

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  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- — –WHOA! —–He’s been in MANY different places: 🙂

    – – – —☺HistoryInPics[Thank U♥]
    Jimi Hendrix playing with the 101st Airbourne while stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky in 1962 pic.twitter.com/WqMu9lOhZW

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


  • GreenLadyHere


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  • AxelFoley

    Hmm…seems like brother Wattree called out these three asswipes a few years ago: