December 18, 2014

Tuesday Open Thread: Black Burlesque and Vaudeville Perfomers

Jean-Idell

Jean Idelle was a black American burlesque dancer and singer who trained under Katherine Dunham and is credited as one of the first black performers to appear on stage with white dancers throughout the US and Canada.

As a young woman, Idelle expressed to her mother she wanted to be a burlesque performer. Her mother was shocked and against her daughter’s dance intentions and took her to church for the pastor to “talk some sense into her.” According to Idelle, the pastor encouraged her aspirations and told her to “go out and be the next Lena Horne.”

Idelle performed and traveled throughout North America when racism, segregation, violent hostilities were quite rampant. However, Idelle was determined to break down ignorance and racial barriers and perform onstage with white dancers for her audience. She was famous for her gigantic fan dance feather routine.

From 1950 to 1964 Idelle was a headliner for the Minsky’s Burlesque Show at the Rialto Theater in Chicago. She also graced the covers of various magazines at the time such as Jet and Hue. After Idelle retired from dancing, she devoted the next several decades to raising her family but she has recently come out of retirement and can still be seen appearing at annual Burlesque Reviews in Las Vegas.

Jean Idelle resides in Long, Island New York.

Ada Overton

Aida Overton Walker (14 February 1880 – 11 October 1914), also billed as Ada Overton Walker and as “The Queen of theCakewalk“, was an African-American vaudeville performer and wife of George Walker. She appeared with her husband and his performing partner Bert Williams, and in groups such as Black Patti’s Troubadours. She was also a solo dancer and choreographer for vaudeville shows such as Bob ColeJoe Jordan, and J. Rosamond Johnson‘s The Red Moon (1908) and S. H. Dudley’s His Honor the Barber (1911).

***Information courtesy of  werkitbitch.com ***

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  • isonprize

    Mornin’ POU!! Have a fabulous day. I’m sure the fellas are loving the history this week. LOLOL

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

      Mornin’ Ison!

      • Alma98

        Mornin’ Sepia!

    • rikyrah

      Morning, isonprize!

    • AxelFoley

      Can’t get no work done. Thanks a lot, PBOMB.

      • PBomb

        LOL! Glad you are enjoying it. It won’t be all women this week.

        • AxelFoley

          What? Nooooo, we don’t want to see no stankin ass dudes.

          • Alma98

            LOL!!!

          • PBomb

            There were some male vaudeville performers, and they have on clothes…

            Geez… we do have ladies who read this blog too.

    • goldenstar

      Good Morning!

    • TyrenM

      Yes ma’am. Digging herstory this week.

      Besides Jean, S N P wanna get with me!

    • qosine

      LOL, isonprize. Good Morning!

    • Alma98

      Mornin’ isonprize.

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

    *tears*

    Brian Williams Raps “Baby Got Back” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpd2VaFt5iY

    • rikyrah

      some folks got too much time on their hands.

    • TresL

      He is so desperate to be cool, I would assume, to boost the youth demographic watching his nightly 30 minutes of propaganda.

      • Alma98

        I think Jimmy Fallon’s show made this TresL they edited it all together. lol

        • TresL

          Thanks for telling me. I really can’t stand him so I didn’t watch; but I made an assumption based on his appearances on the Daily Show and Jimmy Fallon’s show slow jamming the news. He always comes off as the stuffed shirt he is.

          • Alma98

            LOL… I know what you mean about Williams though. He does seem to be uptight.

  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

    • goldenstar

      Good morning!

      • Alma98

        Good morning goldenstar!

    • qosine

      Good Morning, rikyrah!

      • Alma98

        Good morning qosine!

        • qosine

          Good Morning, Alma!

    • Alma98

      Morning rikyrah :)

  • rikyrah

    Moral Mondays…Where was the Media?

    • Miranda

      The media is busy assessing Malia’s summer job.

  • rikyrah

    ‘Moral Monday’ demonstrators turn up volume; police arrest 20
    RALEIGH Days after persuading a Superior Court judge to suspend some new rules for the N.C. Legislative Building, protesters were back on Monday, raising their voices by many decibels against a state budget and Republican-controlled agenda they describe as “extremist.”

    As the demonstrators tested the breadth of the order signed Monday by Judge Carl Fox about the overly broad definition of “disturbing behavior,” General Assembly police checked with their attorneys on the depth of their authority to remove the noisemakers from the state building.

    About 20 minutes after the N.C. Senate went into session, law enforcement officers began wrapping plastic cuffs around the wrists of 20 demonstrators who had continued singing, chanting and speechmaking after being asked to quietly leave the rotunda area outside the General Assembly chambers.

    The scene was reminiscent of last summer, when more than 900 demonstrators were arrested for similar actions.

    But in early May, legislators amended N.C. Legislative Building rules after many of the criminal cases from 2013 raised questions about the clarity and constitutionality of the measures. On Friday, the NAACP and five plaintiffs challenging those rules won a legal victory when Fox described measures targeting “disturbing behavior” and “disruptive signs” as overly broad and vague. There will be further debate in court in the coming weeks and months about whether the new building rules are constitutional, but Fox said some of the changes adopted in May would be suspended until those arguments could be heard.

    In the late afternoon on Monday, nearly 800 demonstrators gathered on Halifax Mall, according to Capitol Police estimates. The Rev. William J. Barber II echoed many of the same concerns heard in 2013 and in protests earlier this session. The protesters’ goal is to push lawmakers to roll back some of the laws and policies that demonstrators describe as “attacks” on North Carolina’s poorest and most vulnerable residents.

    Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/06/16/4982774/moral-monday-demonstrators-turn.html#.U5-tu41dVH0#storylink=cpy

  • rikyrah

    I. JUST.CAN’T.

    ………………

    Auditions held for Rob Ford The Musical
    By Shawn Jeffords,Toronto Sun

    First posted: Monday, June 16, 2014 04:36 PM EDT

    Kevin Jollimore strolls into the audition, a pillow stuffed down the front of his shirt, his blond hair spiked, suit jacket tightly buttoned. For a few minutes, he is Mayor Rob Ford.

    Jollimore is the last in a long line of seasoned thespians — and more than a few amateurs — desperately trying to channel Toronto’s crack-smoking chief magistrate.

    He sings, he dances and he performs a monologue at Second City’s training room Monday afternoon. He does it all without mentioning taxpayers, subways or the gravy train. Rather than busting out some patented Ford cliches, Jollimore wants to show off his acting chops in a bid to land the lead role in Rob Ford The Musical: The Birth of Ford Nation.

    “He’s not all evil,” Jollimore said of Ford after the audition, unbuttoning the suit jacket and pulling the pillow out from under his shirt. “He’s just a guy with some problems.”

    Jollimore has been a professional actor for years and even has a role as Richard Nixon in a production set to hit the city’s Fringe Festival this year. Anyone looking to land the Ford role has to infuse it with a little humanity, he said.

    “Part of it is going to be the look,” he said. “But part of it is going to be the connection with the audience. Rob Ford connects with people. He loves to talk to people. That’s what people like about him.”

    http://www.torontosun.com/2014/06/16/auditions-held-for-rob-ford-the-musical

    • Town

      If Chris Farley were still alive he could totally rock that role!

      • AxelFoley

        Yes he would! I knew Ford reminded me of someone! LOLOLOLOL

      • TresL

        If Ford doesn’t get his act together, he’s headed toward the same fate as Farley.

    • Alma98

      LOL

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

    Annual Philanthropy Numbers On The Rise: U.S. Giving Nears Pre-Recession Levels

    Tom Watson
    Contributor

    Those who don’t seek charitable donations for a living can usually be forgiven for one of the most common misperceptions in American philanthropy: that foundations and corporations represent the “big money” in nonprofit fundraising. They do not. Year after year, individuals in the U.S. are responsible, in the main, for contributing the steady two percent of GDP that constitutes giving in this country.

    And as the U.S. nonprofit sector finally approaches levels of top line support not seen since before the Great Recession, it is once again American individuals powering that comeback, according to the annual analysis Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy produced by the Giving USA Foundation.

    “We are seeing clear gains in the total amount given by individuals
    in the last couple of years,” said Gregg Carlson, chair of the Giving
    USA Foundation. “Of special interest is the rise in contributions by
    individuals between 2011 and 2013 – it represents 73 percent of the
    growth in total giving during that time frame.”

    MORE: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomwatson/2014/06/17/annual-philanthropy-numbers-on-the-rise-u-s-giving-nears-pre-recession-levels/

  • rikyrah

    Insurance Companies Rush to Enter Obamacare in Year 2

    Spandan Chakrabarti | June 16, 2014

    For a plan that imposes regulations too burdensome and puts a boot (black, of course) on the necks of our beloved health insurance companies that are really the consumer loving victims of big, bad Obamacare, those same insurance companies are rushing to claim a piece of the Obamacare pie. After the first open enrollment period concluded for the Affordable Care Act exchanges with success and participation beyond anyone’s wildest dreams, apparently the insurance companies that decided to sit out the first year are thinking twice.

    In every state that has reported so far, the number of insurance companies signing up for their exchanges is going up. Reports The Daily Briefing:

    In every state that’s shared details thusfar, it appears there will be more choices in Obamacare, year 2:
    •Michigan’s exchange is going from 13 participating companies in 2013 to 18 this fall.
    •At least one additional carrier has filed to sell plans through Kentucky’s exchange.
    •Several more insurers may join the plans participating in Virginia, Washington, and Indiana’s exchanges.
    •United HealthCare may jump into Georgia’s market.

    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2014/6/16/insurance-companies-rush-to-enter-obamacare-in-year-2

    • jds09

      A lot more than 8 million people will sign up in the next open enrollment period. I think a large percentage will be the part-time only working for benefits crowd and budding entrepreneurs.

      • qosine

        ICAM, jds

  • jds09

    Good Morning POU Fam!

    • rikyrah

      Morning jds!

    • Alma98

      Morning jds!

  • rikyrah

    Anyone watching 50 Cent’s show Power on Starz? I caught the first episode on Amazon. It’s not bad.

    • jziglar

      I like it ! The storyline and the actors are good.

    • Daltex82

      I’m watching and so far its been pretty good.

    • Kennymack1971

      I’m watching. Solid show.

  • Miranda

    NC GOP Senate candidate: Blacks, Hispanics overtaking ‘traditional population’
    By David Edwards Tuesday, June 17, 2014 8:32 EDT

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate from North Carolina Thom Tillis complained in 2012 that the “traditional” population in his state was not growing, unlike African-American and Hispanic populations.

    During a 2012 interview that was uncovered by Talking Points Memo this week, Carolina Business Review host Chris William asked Tillis why Hispanics that voted for President George W. Bush were not supporting then-nominee Mitt Romney.

    Tillis argued that the change was less about the GOP message, and more about shifting demographics in the United States.

    “If you take a look, you mentioned the Hispanic population —the African American population, there’s a number of things that our party stands for that they embrace,” he explained. “I think we have to do a better job of communicating it.”

    Tillis said that those groups of people would be attracted to “a focus on limited government and free markets, which is something that’s appealing to everybody.”

    “The traditional population of North Carolina and the United States is more or less stable,” the state House Speaker continued. “It’s not growing.”

    more here: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/17/nc-gop-senate-candidate-blacks-hispanics-overtaking-traditional-population/

    • goldenstar

      Whoop, there. it. is.

    • qosine

      NO, this message is NOT “appealing to everybody.” You can’t sell it cause nobody’s buying it. People want public schools, Obamacare and Medicaid; SS; Medicare; and public services
      like water, electricity, and now internet.

      “Tillis said that those groups of people would be attracted to ‘a focus on limited government and free markets, which is something that’s appealing to everybody.'”

      • goldenstar

        Given his definition of everybody, he may be correct.

        • qosine

          Good point, goldenstar.

    • rikyrah

      “traditional population”.
      uh…
      that’s what they call it these days?

      • itgurl_29

        Or as Hillary would say “hard working whites”

        • Miranda

          REAL americans.

    • AxelFoley

      Yeah, keep telling the truth about your racist asses.

      • Alma98

        I think the first people of this country would have something to say about who’s traditional and who’s not. LOL

        • AxelFoley

          Word.

          Us black and brown folks need to start drop-kicking these CACs, in the streets and at the voting booth.

          • Alma98

            ***fist-bump***

  • jziglar

    So the media is once again booking these neo con hacks from the Bush II Administration, just like they did after the death of Bin laden. And I see Chris Cuomo got upset on twitter because people are calling him and his fellow media morons corporate GOP shills. I guess the truth hurts.

    • qosine

      Twitter is such a game changer. Listen up media.

    • Kennymack1971

      Cuomo should be embarrassed to show his damn face. Let him be butthurt.

  • Miranda

    http://innovationohio.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/irony_alert.jpg

    via Politicalwire:
    Miller Criticizes Media Coverage of Iraq”

    In a turn of events that could signal the departure of all irony from the world, Fox News brought on contributor Judith Miller to discuss the media’s coverage of Iraq,” the Huffington Post reports.

    “That would be the same Judith Miller whose credulous, false reporting about Iraq’s non-existent weapons of mass destruction made her perhaps the most infamous example of the press’s failure in the run-up to that war. She criticized the American media for playing the ‘blame game’ in Iraq instead of perceiving, as she said she had, the growing threat of ISIS, the militant group currently sweeping through the country.”

    • Kennymack1971

      Judith Miller. They’re expecting us to care what Judith Miller thinks about Iraq. #Mediafail

  • Miranda

    GOP Rep. Barletta: Obama impeachment ‘probably could’ pass in House, not Senate
    June 16. 2014 11:06PM
    By Steve Mocarsky – smocarsky@civitasmedia.com

    The Democratic National Committee on Monday chided a local Congressman for a statement he made on the radio about a vote to impeach President Barack Obama.

    U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-Hazleton, was a guest on “The Gary Sutton Show” on News Radio 910 WSBA in York County on Monday and said a vote to impeach the president “probably could” pass in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    “He’s just absolutely ignoring the Constitution, and ignoring the laws, and ignoring the checks and balances,” Barletta said of Obama.

    “The problem is, you know, what do you do? For those that say ‘Impeach him for breaking the laws or bypassing the laws,’ you know, could that pass in the House? It probably … it probably could,” Barletta said. “Is the majority of the American people in favor of impeaching the president? I’m not sure about that.”

    more here: http://timesleader.com/news/local-news-news/1471231/Barletta:-Impeachment-probably-could-pass-in-House

    • MsKitty

      Because it bears repeating, stop talking about it and be about it.

    • qosine

      Yeah, obstruct bills, hold witch hunt hearings, oppress the vote,
      contort districts, go live 24/7 on Fox and radio, and when all else fails and fails and fails, talk about impeaching the President. More fail.

    • Kennymack1971

      Stop talking GOP. DO IT.

    • Town

      Please proceed.

    • AxelFoley

      Defecate or remove thyself from the waste receptacle.

  • GreenLadyHere

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  • Miranda

    buh…buh but they gave the UNCF $25 million..so there’s that.

    Koch Brothers Launch Super PAC for Midterms

    “During a closed-door gathering of major donors in Southern California on Monday, the political operation spearheaded by the Koch brothers unveiled a significant new weapon in its rapidly expanding arsenal — a super PAC called Freedom Partners Action Fund,” Politico reports.

    “The new group aims to spend more than $15 million in the 2014 midterm campaigns — part of a much larger spending effort expected to total $290 million… t’s an evolution for billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. The vast network of political nonprofit groups they helped build has mostly funneled its unprecedented political spending into issue-based campaigns that usually slam Democrats for supporting big government but seldom explicitly ask voters to support GOP candidates.”

    more here: http://wonkwire.rollcall.com/2014/06/17/koch-brothers-gear-multi-million-dollar-energy-initiative/

    • rikyrah

      uh huh

  • Miranda

    reminder: “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.” Neil Newhouse, Romney campaign pollster, Aug. 2012.
    —————————————-
    The Cantor Prediction Is Part of a Pattern—GOP Pollsters Stink

    They overestimated Romney, underestimated Cuccinelli, and had Eric Cantor up 34 points. Do GOP pollsters understand the country anymore?
    June 17, 2014

    The last few years have regrettably made the phrase “Republican pollster” less a job title than a punch line. From the 2012 election, where many in the GOP were stunned by the Obama campaign’s victory, to the 2013 closer-than-expected Virginia gubernatorial race, all the way to the present, Republican polling as of late has been a much-maligned sector of the campaign-industrial complex, and not without reason.

    This past week, prominent Republican pollster John McLaughlin came under fire for his firm’s polling that showed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor up by 34 points over his insurgent opponent, David Brat, in his Congressional primary in Virginia. Cantor and his team, assuming a relatively easy victory was imminent, were blindsided last Tuesday in a double-digit loss.

    more here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/17/the-cantor-prediction-is-part-of-a-pattern-gop-pollsters-stink.html

    • qosine

      I say let the GOP stick with their pollsters.
      Brat and crew are also not ready for primetime;
      there’s no telling what they’ll say/do,

  • GreenLadyHere

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  • GreenLadyHere

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    MORE: Joe Biden Visits The U.S. Locker Room After The World Cup Win, Offers To Buy Drinks
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  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – – – -SPEAK – —TRUTH!! – —
    – – -Dem Rep.: The Media Should Stop Consulting John McCain On Iraq
    – – —–One Democratic congressman who voted against authorizing the Iraq War in 2002 believes the media should stop turning to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for analysis of the current situation in Iraq.

    On Monday’s “All In,” MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY) if he’d gotten many requests to do TV spots lately considering that he took a “tough vote” against the Iraq War. Meeks hadn’t.

    “Which amazes me why each and every time they go right to John McCain,” Meeks told Hayes. “I don’t know when John McCain has had it right. Thank God the American people were smart enough not to elect him President of the United States.”
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    • Miranda

      Finally…somebody says it.

      • GreenLadyHere

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    • TresL

      This is what all Democrats should be saying 24/7 whenever they’re allowed on air.

      • GreenLadyHere

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  • lamh36

    Wow…really Nugent…really! Da cojones on this fucker…

    “@timothywjohnson: Actual lyrics from Ted Nugent’s new single: And I got a dream/Like Martin Luther King … So I climb up his mountain/and I shout it out loud”

  • GreenLadyHere

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    The President attends a Senate Majority PAC roundtable event
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    The President delivers remarks at the DNC LGBT Gala

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  • Alma98

    Good morning all.

    • GreenLadyHere

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    • goldenstar

      Good morning!

      • Alma98

        Howdy goldenstar! LOL

    • rikyrah

      Good Morning, Alma.
      It’s Tuesday.
      When will mini-Alma be back home?

      • Alma98

        Hey rikyrah. She’s visiting a friend for a bit then she’ll be on her way in the first week of July.

    • qosine

      Good Morning, Alma and Sun!

      • Alma98

        Hello qosine!

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- — BREAKING: –A SUSPECT in the BENGHAZI EMBASSY ATTACK IN CUSTODY.

  • Miranda

    I’m not one that thinks somebody should be punished forever for abject stupidity, but its interesting how Justine Sacco has another gig heading up PR for a tech firm after making incredibly ignorant comments about AIDs and the entire continent of Africa- but black journo Joe Williams still can’t get a job for speaking the truth bout Mitt Romney.
    ——————————
    Justine Sacco is Back

    To help with the marketing and promotion of Hot or Not’s relaunch, [Russian entrepreneur Andrey] Andreev has hired Justine Sacco, the former communications director for [Barry] Diller’s IAC who was fired in December after posting a controversial tweet about race, AIDS, and Africa that received worldwide attention and spawned the “Has Justine Landed Yet” meme. Sacco quickly apologized for the tweet and lived in Ethiopia for the month of March doing volunteer consulting for a non-government organization before being hired by Andreev, she said. Prior to being fired from IAC, she worked closely with Match.com chairman Greg Blatt and CEO Sam Yagan on strategy and communications.

    http://valleywag.gawker.com/justine-sacco-is-back-1591951969?utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_twitter&utm_source=gawker_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

    • jds09

      If I’m reading this right….she did penance in Ethiopia so everything’s cool now. lol

      • Miranda

        I can only hope the Ethiopians gave her an epic side eye for the duration she was there.

    • TresL

      She’s got the complexion for protection while Joe, unfortunately, has the complexion for rejection and I’m sure a rich dad helps too.

    • rikyrah

      tell the truth

  • Miranda

    U.S. captures Benghazi suspect in secret raid
    BY KAREN DEYOUNG, ADAM GOLDMAN AND JULIE TATE
    June 17 at 11:19 AM

    U.S. Special Operations forces captured one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in a secret raid in Libya over the weekend, the first time one of the accused perpetrators of the 2012 assault has been apprehended, according to U.S. officials.

    The officials said Ahmed Abu Khattala was captured Sunday near Benghazi by American troops, working alongside the FBI, following months of planning, and was now in U.S. custody “in a secure location outside Libya.” The officials said there were no casualties in the operation, and that all U.S. personnel involved have safely left Libya.

    more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-captured-benghazi-suspect-in-secret-raid/2014/06/17/7ef8746e-f5cf-11e3-a3a5-42be35962a52_story.html

    • qosine

      Thank you Mr. President and the U.S. Special Operations
      forces along w/countless civilian and military support forces
      to successfully execute another mission.

      The Commander-in-Chief is always at work.

    • AxelFoley

      BENGHAZI BITCHES!

    • Daltex82

      Say what now rethugs!

      • GreenLadyHere

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        – —Uhhh — -U RANG?—:>)

        – – —– -☺http://media.giphy.com/media/dkHRgggfPulhK/giphy.gif

        –Good 2 C U Daltex82. :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • Kennymack1971

      So while the MSM kisses the behinds of everyone who blew it on Iraq, the President goes about his business and catches another terrorist. Media gets caught with their pants down. Again.

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

      And you won’t hear this on any of the cable news programs.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– – — –http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs46/i/2009/191/d/3/The_Stupid__It_Burns_by_Plognark.png TRULY!!

    – –☺@ezzd_1212[THANK U♥]

    @nprnews …Last yr, for example, after a decade most GOP voters still believe n Iraqi WMD: pic.twitter.com/3q9dWPxXMd

    Those – –DEMS????? – —WHA’????–

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- –FOCUS on OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥ [Missed this] :>)

    – – – –☺@TeamBarackObama[THANK U♥]

    Nice photo of @MichelleObama at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Reservation in North Dakota pic.twitter.com/n5dR56ivGx

    – – – -“Isn’t SHE –LOVELY♥?” – – –:>)

    • nellcote

      Thank you! I’ve been looking for a picture of her in the shawl. It was a gift from the Standing Rock along with the quilt in the photo.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Tuesday MornTin’ nellcote. –**BIG –Cali –HUG*** –[Cali –Rght?]

        — -My Pleasure. –:>) Hand made CRAFTS R ESPECIALLY CREATIVE annnd BEAUTIFUL. :>)

        Annnd I’m sure that LOTS of LOVE was “BLENDED” –into each article. :>)

        —Good 2 C U. :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • AxelFoley

      Beautiful. The shawl looks great, too.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL- –Good MornTin’ AxelFoley. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>)-
        —Always —luvin’ your — -“HUMOR Gene”. :>) —

        Good 2 C U. :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • JojoRaze

      Amazing pic! FLOTUS is like ‘I want to keep this shawl.’ Apparently, the gifts they get they can’t keep, but FLotus is getting her supermodel on in this one. I love the look of the lady in the background. She’s all low-key verklempted, that the shawl looks just as perfect as they’d hoped.

      • nellcote

        I wonder if the Sioux Nation is considered a foreign or domestic gift giver:

        “A gift’s fate comes down to who gave it and how much it cost. If a foreign leader gives a present valued under $350, the president can keep it. But if it costs a penny more, it’s considered a gift to the American people. The State Department meticulously catalogs the worth of each gift the president receives, and the haul is usually stowed in the National Archives until it becomes part of the presidential library. (If a president really wants one of these gifts, he can purchase it from the American people at market value.)

        If, on the other hand, it’s an American citizen who’s sent the gift, the president is free to keep it under one stipulation: He has to pay taxes on it. Gifts the president rejects are usually sent to the National Archives or given to charity. Don’t bother trying to send the first family your famous holiday fruitcake, though; foodstuff gifts are immediately tossed by the Secret Service.”

        http://mentalfloss.com/article/31797/6-weird-gifts-president-obama-has-received

    • qosine

      I love the expression on her face!!
      She, of course, looks beautiful in the beautiful shawl.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ —-Uhh – –A Little — -“SCIENCE PORN”—- Just da FACTS –LOL

    —–☺@SciencePorn[THANK Uuuuuuu♥]
    12 Awesome Images of Neil Degrasse Tyson When He Was Younger: http://scienceprn.com/degrasse-badass

    . pic.twitter.com/T3I0rE88JR

    ——-ENJOY – —-SCIENCE. :>)

    • Alma98

      Nice pics.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Alma – —:>)- – –SCIENCE has it’s – –err– -BENEFITS. :>) – —

        – —Good 2 C U. :>) B BLESSED♥ :)

        • Alma98

          Morning GLH! Good to see you too, blessings to you and the family.

          • GreenLadyHere

            Thank U Alma. :>) ALWAYS –APPRECIATED. :>) ***HUG*** :>)
            – –[I replied 2 your “MR. SUN.” :>)]

          • Alma98

            Sorry I didn’t see it GLH lol.

          • GreenLadyHere

            :>) Alma —-Iff I eva MISS IT – – –PUH-LEEZE —-send out – –☺http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c520753ef0120a501aac9970b-800wi

            — –OOOPS! —LOL

            –I Mean – – -☺The SEARCH Dogs –http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341c520753ef0120a501aac9970b-800wi

            — – ***HUGS*** :>)

          • Alma98

            LOL…HUGS Backatcha!

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL- —Thank U♥ :>)

  • MsKitty

    Only posting this so y’all can check out the responses. Not just dragged, but stomped and lit on fire.

    https://twitter.com/WalshFreedom/status/478928504999145472

    • Alma98

      LOL, Oh yeah they dragged his ass all over the place. I loved it!

      • AxelFoley

        LOL, they sure as hell did.

    • Miranda

      This attention whoring maggot right chea………..

    • Kennymack1971

      Yeah Joe the President just let him wander because he just knew he’d need to capture him to distract from some dopey RW pseudo scandal….LMAO.

    • TresL

      Projection much asshole? The Repubs always accuse PBO and Dems of that which they either are doing, have done or would do given similar circumstances.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – —-CAPTION: – – -Uhhh – – -U can just let me iff @ FIRST Street. – – –:>)

    – —-☺http://www.hahastop.com/pictures/Scared_Zebra.jpg

    – – –Oooo-Kaaay! — -BACK 2 WERK. – – -LOL

    • Alma98

      LOL

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL – – -I KNOW-HUH? – – –:>)
        — -Some days —It jus’ B’s dat way. LOL–

        • Alma98

          I’m gonna send it to my daughter she’ll be so tickled. lol

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL —-Alma —-:>) —–Thank U♥ Annnd **HUGS*** – — 2 HER. :>)

    • rikyrah

      is this photoshop?

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      SMH! Everyone of these jackasses should be in exile.

      • nellcote

        We should trade them for a POW

    • Kennymack1971

      Paul Wolfowitz and Scooter Libby? Are you kidding me? Man this farce needs to end.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – – – -ECONOMIC POSITIVITY♥ — -Woo! Hoo!

    – — ☺@WhiteHouse[THANK U♥]

    RT to spread the word: American manufacturing is on the rise. http://go.wh.gov/9XUAGv #MadeInAmerica pic.twitter.com/AeU0P6t7mL

    — – – -☺http://big.assets.huffingtonpost.com/obamaclapping.gif
    — — -THANK U — SIR♥ – – – –U! –DID! THIS!♥ :>) — -

  • GreenLadyHere

    MEDIA ALERT – – – -MR. PRESIDENT –IS ON NOW – –BENGHAZI CAPTURE!!- –

    –“NO MATTER —HOW LONG IT TAKES – — WE WILL FIND U”. HAH!

  • GreenLadyHere

    MEDIA ALERT: – –MR. PRESIDENT♥ – –@ TECHShop –in Pittsburgh- —

    — – –☺http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/president-obama-delivers-remarks-and-answers-questions-techshop-pittsburgh

    — -Does he look KOOL — RELAXED —IN CHARGE? :>) Woo! Hoo! :>)

  • JB20005

    I wandered over to the CNN comments section to see how the wingers are taking the news of the Benghazi suspect capture.

    They’re a sputtering, incoherent mess.

    They might be angrier about this than they were about bin Laden being killed.

    • Alma98

      HA!

    • rikyrah

      POTUS stay winning

    • MsKitty
      • JB20005

        War criminal sez wut?

        • nellcote

          admits to being a squirrel?

          • qosine

            LOL

      • TresL

        There are so many fake scandals that any terrorist capture, POW release or general good news will always be a distraction to RWNJs. Hey GOP, stop with the fake scandals and PBO will stop distracting from them by being so awesome. LOL!!!

      • Daltex82

        Well, looks like you are going to have to find something else to bitch about and grift off of.

    • jds09

      I hope there’s a social media intern in the WH who’s tasked with bringing the choicest twitter moments to PBO’s attention…for comic relief purposes.

    • AxelFoley

      ROFL

    • edp4bho

      Yep, that’s because Benghazi was their baby while they let Bush off for OBL. Never heard them insist on OBL’s capture, thus the immediate silence once PBO announced mission accomplished, as it were.

  • Miranda

    That “send” button is a real jobs killer isn’t it?
    ————————-
    Read A Congressman’s Internal Talking Points On Deleting A Tweet About Bowe Bergdahl

    Apparently sent to BuzzFeed by accident.

    posted on June 16, 2014, at 3:47 p.m.

    WASHINGTON — A list of talking points from Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Renacci’s office offer a glimpse into how the office chose to spin the decision to delete the congressman’s tweet about Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the freed prisoner of war who was exchanged for five Taliban prisoners.

    The talking points, which were sent to BuzzFeed on Monday apparently by accident from an intern in Renacci’s office, show the line seemingly used for constituents who might call and ask about a tweet from Renacci about Bergdahl that was deleted.

    more here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/read-a-congressmans-internal-talking-points-on-deleting-a-tw

    • Alma98

      Wow, stupid is as stupid does lol.

  • aleth

    Wait Hillary is being interviewed by fox? This woman..

    • MsKitty

      Grifters gotta grift.

    • rikyrah

      uh huh
      uh huh
      how many more signs do you folks need?

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY aleth :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      —LOL —-Waitin’ 4 —LIE —-#30198746153910387- -LOL

      – –Thank U. :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • jds09

      I’ve been thinking that HRC needs to get this book in (all 800+ pages) before SoS Kerry blows her accomplishments out of the water.

      • AxelFoley

        Too late for that!

    • nellcote

      Hillary’s book roll out is a disaster. And fixing the web site won’t help her.

      • AxelFoley

        LOLOLOLOL

  • Alma98

    Somebody needs to gather all the GOP tweets complaining about the capture of the Benghazi terrorist and storify them. They are hilarious!

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – —Woo! Hoo! – -LET DA ACCOLADES – –CONTINUE —:>)
    – — -☺

    David Corn @DavidCornDC GOP complaints that Obama hadn’t captured the #Benghazi perps were stupid, given it took 10 years to nab OBL. This op took less than 2 years

  • gn

    I rarely complain about disqus, but this commenting system is getting worse by the day.

  • Alma98
    • nellcote

      Benghazi hearings? Please proceed teabaggers.

    • qosine

      Ha Ha ha! 07!!

  • MsKitty

    I know I have vented about this 50 kazillion times so feel free to scroll past, but I’m getting extremely annoyed with people clogging up my twitter feed every. single. day. with what Wolf said on CNN or Andrea Mitchell/Tweety/Joe Scarborough said on MSNBC, etc. People should know by now that the American media is a joke and has an agenda that has increasingly become indistinguishable from the GOP’s.

    So to sit there and watch this stuff each day for hours on end expecting something different is frankly stupid at this point. I don’t know, I think life is too short to indulge this kind of nonsense and there’s more important things to get outraged about. The US media is dead and buried along with Walter Cronkite, Peter Jennings, David Brinkley, et al., and the sooner people realize that the better off the country will be as a whole.

    (/end rant)

    • Alma98

      I hate that too MsKitty.

      Why the hell are you watching these people? Not to mention giving them clicks and ratings.
      They’re not worth my time or my energy.
      And I’m tired of Wolf’s ass showing up at the Soul Train Awards! Did he attend them before 2009?

    • TresL

      …and the late, great and fine Max Robinson.

      • nellcote

        I really miss Ed Bradley too.

        • TresL

          Yes, I agree!

    • qosine

      I was just thinking about this. I’m back to not
      watching any cable talk shows again. It’s a
      hot summer and they’re just filling up air.
      I do care about GOTV for 2014.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – —BENGHAZI -POSITIVITY CAPTURE — –:>)

    —- –Press Statement John Kerry
    Secretary of State
    Washington, DC
    June 17, 2014

    – — – – -Since September 11, 2012, we have mourned the four Americans killed that day, cared for the survivors in our State Department family, and focused with intensity on strengthening security at our high-threat posts around the world. But we have also been focused on another mission of unfinished business: bringing to justice the terrorist murderers responsible for the attacks in Benghazi.

    This weekend, that work took a dramatic step forward. Ahmed Abu Khatallah, an alleged key leader of the attacks in Benghazi, is now in U.S. custody. He will face a court of law and be held accountable for his actions. This bold action by the superb United States military is a clear reminder to anyone who dares do us harm that they will not escape with impunity.

    The United States stood by the Libyan people three years ago as they stood up to the brutality of the Qadhafi dictatorship. We continue to support them in their desire to build a democratic government that will provide them with security, protect their universal rights and help rebuild their economy. The Libyan people face great challenges, but the vision of a peaceful and productive new nation will guide Libya’s future, and they will have a friend and partner in the United States.
    THERE IS MORE —

    -THANK U♥ —MR. SOS KERRY. :>) – – –

    – -[He wrote a wonderful statement –HUH hillary?? —-Anythang in yer BOOK that addresses —THIS??] LOL

  • Alma98

    SMGDH! H/T LGF commenter.

    Ron Paul Is Giving Away An AR-15 Rifle To One Lucky Supporter http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ron-paul-ar-15-giveaway

  • Alma98
    • nellcote

      I think “blacktracking” might be the word of the year.

      • Alma98

        Yep lol.

        • jds09

          I also love “pull a one-hatey”. LOL

          • qosine

            LOL

  • nellcote

    BLM Officer and Highway Patrolman Shot in Nevada County, CA by Suspected Right Wing Extremist

    A Bureau of Land Management ranger and a California highway patrolman were shot during an armed confrontation on Saturday, the Sacramento Bee reported.

    Authorities identified the suspect as Brent Douglas Cole, 60, according to the Bee. The shooting took place in the Tahoe National Forest in Nevada County, Calif., which borders Nevada. The BLM ranger had called for the highway patrolman’s assistance, according to the Bee.

    The injuries for the law enforcement officers were not life-threatening, the newspaper reported. Cole was shot as well and was in stable condition at a nearby hospital as of Monday.

    http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/43503_BLM_Officer_and_Highway_Patrolman_Shot_in_Nevada_County_CA_by_Suspected_Right_Wing_Extremist

    • Miranda

      If u haven’t already, please post again in the afternoon thread. This needs to be known. We’ve said this would happen.