September 25, 2017

Tuesday Open Thread: Dying To Play – Black Athletes and Racial Violence

This week’s topic came to me after seeing this tweet:

I’d never heard of Jack Trice and wanted to know more about the story. This week’s topics will focus on similar tragic stories.

John G. “Jack” Trice (1902 – October 8, 1923) was a football player who became the first African-American athlete from Iowa State College (now Iowa State University). At the time he played for Iowa State, he was also the second African-American competing in collegiate football at a major university, following Frank Holbrook who played at the University of Iowa over a decade before Trice. Trice died due to injuries suffered during a college football game against the University of Minnesota on October 6, 1923.

Trice was born in Hiram, Ohio in 1902, the son of a former Buffalo Soldier, Green Trice. As a child, Trice was active in sports and demonstrated outstanding athletic skills. In 1918, Trice’s mother sent him to Cleveland, Ohio to live with an uncle. Trice attended East Technical High School where he played football. In 1922, Trice followed five of his teammates, as well as his former high school coach, Sam Willaman, to Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa.

While attending Iowa State, Trice participated in track and football (primarily as a tackle). He majored in animal husbandry, with the desire to go to the South after graduation, and use his knowledge to help African-American farmers. His dream job was to eventually teach Southern black farmers about modern farming. In the summer before his freshman year at the age of 19, Trice married Cora Mae Starland, who was only 15. They both found jobs in order to support themselves through school. Trice also was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, and initiated through the Alpha Nu chapter (Drake and Iowa State University).

On October 5, 1923, the night before his second college football game, Trice wrote the following in a letter on stationery at a racially segregated hotel in Minneapolis/St. Paul (the letter was later found in Trice’s suit just before his funeral):

My thoughts just before the first real college game of my life: The honor of my race, family & self is at stake. Everyone is expecting me to do big things. I will! My whole body and soul are to be thrown recklessly about the field tomorrow. Every time the ball is snapped, I will be trying to do more than my part. On all defensive plays I must break through the opponents’ line and stop the play in their territory. Beware of mass interference. Fight low, with your eyes open and toward the play. Watch out for crossbucks and reverse end runs. Be on your toes every minute if you expect to make good. Jack.

On October 6, 1923, Trice and his Iowa State College teammates played against the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. On the night of the game, Trice got to stay at the same hotel as his teammates who stayed at the Radisson Hotel but he could not eat with them in the dining room.

In his short career at Iowa State, Trice wore the number 37.

During the second play of the game, Trice’s collarbone was broken. Trice insisted he was all right and returned to the game. In the third quarter, while attempting to tackle a University of Minnesota ball carrier by throwing a roll block, Trice was trampled by three Minnesota players. Although he claimed to be fine, Trice was removed from the game and sent to a Minneapolis hospital. The doctors declared him fit to travel and he returned by train to Ames with his teammates. On October 8, 1923, Trice died from hemorrhaged lungs and internal bleeding as a result of the injuries sustained during the game.

There was a great deal of speculation surrounding the play that resulted in Jack Trice’s death. Many of his teammates claimed after the fact that he was being targeted throughout the first two quarters because of his skin color. ISU teammate Johnny Behm told the Cleveland Plain Dealer in a 1979 interview that “One person told me that nothing out of the ordinary happened. But another who saw it said it was murder.”

Iowa State dismissed all classes after 3 p.m. on October 9, 1923 in honor of Trice.

plaque at the Jack Trice memorial near Jack Trice Stadium

Trice’s funeral was held at the Iowa State College’s central campus in Ames on October 16, 1923, with 4,000 students and faculty members in attendance. His casket was draped in cardinal and gold (Iowa State’s school colors) before he was buried.

As a result of his death, ISU did not renew their contract to play against Minnesota after the 1924 game. They would not play again until 1989.

In 1973, Jack Trice’s legacy was renewed and a promotion began to name Iowa State’s new stadium after him. In 1974, Iowa State University’s student body government voted unanimously to endorse this effort. In addition, the Jack Trice Stadium Committee compiled more than 3,000 signatures from supporters. However, an Iowa State University ad hoc committee voted to advise then-Iowa State University President W. Robert Parks to name the stadium “Cyclone Stadium.”

In 1984, the stadium was named Cyclone Stadium and the playing field was named “Jack Trice Field.” The ISU student body government, wanting to do more to honor Trice, raised money to erect a statue of Trice in 1987. Due to the persistence of the student body government, students, alumni, faculty and staff, and other supporters (including public figures such as Paul NewmanHubert Humphrey, and Nikki Giovanni), the football stadium at Iowa State University was finally named Jack Trice Stadium in 1997. Jack Trice Stadium is currently the only Division I stadium or arena to be named after an African-American.

Though the statement is disputed, Jack Trice is believed to be the innovator behind the “shovel”, “shuffle”, shuttle” or “Utah” pass, a short forward pass generally to the running or up back behind the line of scrimmage. According to legend, Trice conceived the concept and presented to coach Sam Willaman. When Willaman attempted the play in a game against Drake later that year, the ball was dropped and the official incorrectly called it a fumble. The play was not used again and disappeared from college football until it was resurrected by Jack Cortice at the University of Utah in 1957. The play was made infamous by sportscasters Keith Jackson and Al Michaels who continually referred to it as the “Utah” pass.

The throwback uniforms ISU wore against Iowa on September 9, 2013 to honor Jack Trice.

In 2015, the story of Jack Trice was being shopped around to movie studios with the hopes that a film is made. A successful stage play debuted in 2010.

  • Good Morning. Speaking of Black Athletes
    “BEST QB OF THE 2012 NFL DRAFT CLASS” IS NOT A CLOSE QUESTION http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2017/09/best-qb-2012-nfl-draft-class-not-close-question

    • Joy

      Morning, dj!

    • rikyrah

      Morning djchef

    • MsKitty

      Morning djchef

    • Alma98

      Morning dj

  • Tunisia

    Good morning, POU!

    • Joy

      Morning, Tunisia!

      • Tunisia

        Good morning, Joy.

    • rikyrah

      Morning Tunisia

      • Tunisia

        Good morning, Rikyrah!

    • MsKitty

      Morning Tunisia

      • Alma98

        Morning MsKitty

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, Tunisia!

    • Alma98

      Morning Tunisia

  • Joy

    Morning, POU!

    As always, these topics would make great movies. Jack Trice’s story is tragic but he left a great legacy. And he was the creator of the shuffle pass? Now everytime I see that, I’ll think of it as the Trice pass.

    Have a great day!

    • rikyrah

      Morning Joy

    • crazycanuck1503

      Morning joy

    • Miranda

      That Shuffle pass trivia stunned me. I’ve never heard one commentator even hint of how it was created.

    • MsKitty

      Morning Joy

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, Joy Joy!

    • Alma98

      Morning Joy

    • Mornin’ Joy and POU!

      I wonder if the hospital was at fault for Trice’s death? Did he receive the proper medical care? Hmm…

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, Sepia!

  • crazycanuck1503

    Morning everyone

    • rikyrah

      Morning cc

    • Miranda

      Good Morning cc!!

      Morning POU! Prayers to all in the way of Irma and continued prayers to Harvey victims.

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, Miranda!

    • MsKitty

      Morning cc

    • Joy

      Hey, sisterwife!

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, cc!

    • Alma98

      Hi cc

  • adept2u

    I’m struggling with hoping Irma smacks Mar A Lago.

    • Miranda
    • MsKitty

      Bless you. I, on the other hand, have no such qualms.

      • Miranda

        You and I can share a pizza in the bad lounge.

        • jds09

          I’m trying to hold on but I might be in there later (most likely).

          • Miranda

            We’ll save you a slice.

    • Joy

      *sits next to adept2u*

      • *sits next to Joy and Adept2u*

    • Alma98

      Morning adept lol.

    • BoomerGal

      Hey, adept!

  • MonieTalks

    Donald Trump is no saint, but I know why evangelicals love him

    …The easy answer is: Evangelicals know he’s not a real Christian, but they’re pragmatic about overturning Roe v Wade, and generally agree with his economic plan of deregulation, lowering taxes, and keeping undocumented immigrants out.

    “I don’t think that he’s a believer, but he cares about evangelicals,” said Jay Eike, an evangelical Christian and Trump supporter from Broomfield, Colorado, who was gracious enough to give a rare interview to the untrustworthy media – me. “The tweeting drives me crazy. But evangelicals think his policies are more important [than his behavior].”

    Evangelicals knew that Reagan wasn’t really one of them, but he still became their political Moses. George W Bush had possibly lived an even more debauched life than Trump, but those revelations only helped cement his image as a prodigal son who got sober and raised a family.

    But beyond the pragmatism and the eagerness to forgive things like “locker-room talk”, I believe that evangelicals recognize a fellow outsider in Trump, someone not only unafraid to shake things up and offend people, but actively goes out of his way to do it.

    “One of the reason’s I support him is he doesn’t say what’s politically correct,” Jerry Falwell Jr, Liberty University president and today’s face of political evangelicalism, said on ABC This Week, when commenting on Trump’s outrage-inspiring response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/05/donald-trump-why-do-evangelicals-support-him

    • Miranda

      “The easy answer is: Evangelicals know he’s not a real Christian”……yes this is the easy answer because Evangelicals are not real Christian either.

      You can’t be a “pragmatic” Christian – meaning willing to compromise your Christian beliefs…once you do that you cease being a Christian altogether.

    • Town

      In other words, if Lucifer came by and said “Hey, I’m Lucifer but I will help you get rid of the gays, the blacks, the Mexicans and the Muslims, join me” they would be down with it.

      The problem is, when you play with the Devil, he comes to collect. I think most white evangelicals in this country are fine with the price they have to pay as long as they can get rid of the above mentioned groups.

      PS: Unless GW Bush went around peeing on people and running a sex ring aka modeling agency and having multiple kids by multiple women, I’m not sure that he led a more debauched life than Trump. They need to come on in out the rain with that one.

      • JojoRaze

        Bush was wild when he was young, but he got born again. 45 said point-blank he has never asked God for forgiveness for his sins, which is Christianity 101. Even in Dreams of My Father, Barack Obama said he got up and went to to the altar and got born again at Trinity UCC. 43 and 44 had verifiable Christian experience; Bush stopped drinking and stopped being wild. Trump did not and these people are playing around with him like he’s the second coming and damaging their Christian witness. I can’t.

    • jds09

      I’ve heard their *biblical* arguements:

      Because 45 was a long-shot candidate, he’s been placed in a position of power by the hand of God.

      If God could use an ass to further his will, he can use anybody, namely 45.

  • MonieTalks

    West failing to tackle Russian hacking and fake news, says Latvia

    The west is failing to get to grips with Russian hacking and fake news, the Latvian foreign minister, Edgars Rinkēvičs, has said.

    Speaking on a visit to London, Rinkēvičs said there was increasing evidence that Russia was automating disinformation on social media. Pointing to new Nato-sponsored research showing more than five times the number of Russian language tweets sent in Latvia concerning Nato came from bots, instead of from individuals. The figure in Estonia was nine times as many. He described the tactic as ”very systematic and a new way to spread propaganda amongst young people”.

    read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/05/west-failing-to-tackle-russian-hacking-and-fake-news-says-latvia

    • Miranda

      The West needs to confront Putin head on and treat Russia the same way they do North Korea.

      • Town

        I don’t know about the West but half of America is just fine with Russia acting a fool as long as they can stick it to non-white people and uppity bitches like Hillary.

  • MonieTalks
    • Miranda

      Then that church was never the church for him…they obviously worship something sinister and evil.

    • Town

      White supremacy is a religion and he went against its tenents, so he needs to be excommunicated.

      • JojoRaze

        The nazis lost when Stonewall Jackson and Robert E Lee’s descendants basically denied their relatives. When they couldn’t cosign what the neo nazis did at Charlottesville, it was a wrap. Stonewall Jackson’s family basically said they don’t claim him, but his sister who stayed loyal to the Union. Even the Daughters of the Confederacy people, who spurred the building of these monuments and support them still standing were like, “Nah, we ain’t tryna cosign Charlottesville.”

    • Joy

      This is just sad.

    • This doesn’t surprise me.

  • Miranda

    HAHAHA….yes yall…she is sooooooo contrite and sorry for her very very “insensitive” remarks…that’s exactly what the PR team said to say…and say it to Washington Life magazine..ya know…the magazine that caters to the little people….the little people of the tony enclaves of high society DC. Yep, that’ll show’em how really down to earth you are. LOL
    ——————
    Linton Apologizes for Social Media Comments
    September 5, 2017 at 6:54 am EDT

    Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, apologized to Washington Life for her recent “insensitive” remarks on Instagram.

    Said Linton: “I want to say I concede completely to the comments of my critics. My post itself and the following response were indefensible. Period. I don’t have any excuses, nor do I feel any self-pity for the backlash I experienced… It’s clear that I was the one who was truly out of touch and my response was reactionary and condescending. I wish I hadn’t spoken in such a patronizing tone. It was an out of character, knee-jerk reaction, and I felt so awful about it that I removed it.”

    She added: “I one hundred percent embrace the comments of my critics and I concede wholeheartedly that the post was boastful and materialistic and my response was extremely thoughtless. I should have known better than to be so insensitive.”

    Exclusive Interview: Louise Linton Gets Real
    http://washingtonlife.com/2017/09/05/exclusive-interview-louise-linton-gets-real/

    • MsKitty

      Out of character? Okay, Lou.

    • “…I should have known better than to be so insensitive in a public forum.” Fixed.

  • Miranda

    _____________________________________I cant stand Mitch McConnell but this is soooooo something I would do too.
    ———————————
    Quote of the Day
    September 5, 2017 at 6:31 am EDT

    “Mitch? Are you there?”
    — President Trump, quoted by the Wall Street Journal, on a call with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who had stopped responding to his “chatter about the day’s headlines or what he had seen on TV.”
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/congress-faces-a-tense-agenda-with-little-margin-for-error-1504566653

    • JojoRaze

      i know every day with 45, Mitch is gonna remember all the evil he did to 44 to try to make him a one-term president. Every day. He’s gonna be saying “The Lord is testing me” every day.

  • Miranda

    And by “The Hill”…they mean Republicans.
    ————————
    Intensifying Russia probes could pit Hill against Mueller
    8:37 AM ET, Tue September 5, 2017

    Washington (CNN) – Lawyers working with a team led by special counsel Robert Mueller approached the Senate intelligence committee this summer with a request: They wanted the transcript of an interview Senate staff had conducted with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

    But they were blocked. Manafort’s lawyers said they had not authorized Mueller’s legal team to access the interview transcript under the agreement with the committee, even though Mueller’s attorneys said they had been given permission. The matter is still under discussion, sources say.

    The previously undisclosed fight, described to CNN by multiple sources, underscores the new challenges as congressional committees and Mueller’s operation head into a more intense phase of their parallel — and sometimes, conflicting — investigations into Russian election meddling and any collusion with Trump associates.

    more here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/05/politics/russia-mueller-hill/index.html

  • Miranda

    He just wanted to get rid of something Obama created, he didn’t care how
    ————————–
    Trump asked aides for ‘a way out’ on DACA: report
    An “exasperated” Trump made the request of aides last week, with a key court deadline for DACA looming, The New York Times reported Monday.

    Chief of staff John Kelly reportedly gathered a group of advisers to help Trump decide to end the program with a six-month delay, a decision Politico first reported on Sunday night.
    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/905053917171601409

  • MsKitty

    Morning rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Morning MsKitty

    • rikyrah

      Sorry

  • Alma98

    Morning POU

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, Alma!

      • Alma98

        Morning BG!

    • MsKitty

      Morning Alma.

      I want to thank you and Town for giving my tips on how to research my paternal grandfather’s family. Last week I decided to stop putting it off and join Ancestry. It’s been really fascinating what I’ve been able to piece together, especially uncovering details that my elders were never too keen to talk about.

      As far as my paternal grandfather, I was able to determine via the census that he was in South Carolina at least through 1920. And I even got the name of his grandmother, which kinda blew my mind. So I know I have a lot more digging and research to do, but I’ve always loved researching things so this will be right up my alley.

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Hey there BoomerG

  • Alma98

    Hey rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Good day, Alma

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, POU! Blessings and have a good one!

    • rikyrah

      Morning BoomerG

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, rikryah

  • MonieTalks
    • adept2u

      LET THE GRIFTING BEGIN!!!

      I’ve been making the point the GOP while reaching for Lincoln exposes their true nature, something no Democrat I know has the vitality or dignity to express. They are the party of carpetbaggers. They steal everything not nailed down, just like after the CW the prize wasn’t negro freedom the prize was to get their grifting hands on the NY customs house and to steal the income of the government.

    • Miranda

      Sounds about right.

  • BoomerGal

    In my church voice, “Well……….”

    Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce CEO: I’d Resign From WH Council Over DACA

    Source: Talking Points Memo

    By MATT SHUHAM Published SEPTEMBER 5, 2017 9:44 AM

    The President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday that he would resign from President Donald Trump’s National Diversity Council if the President rescinds DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

    The DACA program, established via executive action by President Barack Obama, has so far shielded nearly 800,000 undocumented people from deportation. Trump essentially confirmed Tuesday morning that he would eliminate the program and leave it to Congress to legislate a replacement, if any.

    “I am going to work as hard as I possibly can to make sure that he understands that we ought to be protecting these young people,” Javier Palomarez told CNN’s Poppy Harlow Tuesday morning. Earlier, he called DACA recipients “exactly the kind of young people we need in America.”

    “So if he ends it–” Harlow interjected. “If he ends it, Javier, are you out?”

    “I am out if he ends it,” Palomarez responded.

    Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/hispanic-chamber-of-commerce-resign-over-daca

    • Miranda

      Why are you still there right now? He called you rapists and murderers already..that wasn’t enough to keep you OFF this phony advisory council in the first place, so pfft, you just talkin now.

      • BoomerGal

        Heh.

  • jds09

    Good morning POU Fam!

    • BoomerGal

      Good Morning, jds!

    • MsKitty

      Morning jds

    • Alma98

      Morning jds!

    • rikyrah

      Morning jds

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      Yeah!!! But Madison doesn’t like being called black lol.

    • But I thought that third chick didn’t want to be seen as Black? Or am I mixing her up with someone else (no pun intended)?

      • Alma98

        That’s her lol.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – –CONGRATULATIONS- —2 – ALL♥♥♥— –BLESSINGS♥- – -As U Move Forward- –>— -:>)

      —-“Kitchen Check”. .4 Madison -4 her knowledge.– -:>)

  • Miranda

    Evil never sleeps.
    ——————————-
    ‘We don’t have anything’: landlords demand rent on flooded Houston homes
    Displaced families say they are struggling to pay rent on damaged dwellings, as an acute housing crisis grips south-east Texas after Hurricane Harvey
    4 September 2017 18.03 EDT

    Rocio Fuentes weighed up the cost of getting some new sofas for her new apartment in Pasadena, Texas, and decided the family budget could just about stretch to it. Just one month after moving in, Hurricane Harvey swept through and the Fuenteses were left not only with the ruined furniture but also an ongoing rental demand for a dwelling they had to flee.

    “At first we didn’t think it would be that bad, but then the water came through the wall and up through the carpet,” Fuentes said. “Once we saw the water wasn’t going to stop, we left.”

    Fuentes, her husband Jaime and their five children, ages ranging from seven months to 14 years, were plucked from the floodwaters by her mother, who arrived in a truck. They are now crammed into her sister’s apartment and with no insurance have little idea where they will live next. Jaime is unable to earn money because his construction job has been paused due to the flooding.
    But while everything has changed for this family, they are still expected to pay for their abandoned home.

    “Our landlords say we have to pay rent and late fees and every day it is going up,” Fuentes said. “We are paying rent for somewhere we can’t live in. They said ‘you aren’t the only ones in this situation’, but what are we supposed to do? We don’t have any money. We don’t have anything.”
    more here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/04/hurricane-harvey-landlords-demand-rent-for-flooded-homes

    • MsKitty

      I was gonna ask is that even legal but I guess it is.

      • Miranda

        In Texas I’m SURE it is.

    • That’s effed up! You’d think under such circumstances, the landlords would cut them a break.

      And I bet you those landlords didn’t maintain the apartment, which probably added to the damage.

    • Alma98

      scumbags

    • Joy

      We’ve got some business clients in the flood region we’re not going to even bother at this point because we know they’re in recovery mode.

  • BoomerGal

    Dem senator pushes for govt-wide ban of Russian cyber firm

    Source: The Hill

    BY MORGAN CHALFANT – 09/05/17 10:34 AM EDT

    Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is pushing for a government-wide ban of security software produced by a Russian-origin cyber firm, on the grounds that the company’s “extensive ties to Russian intelligence” threaten the United States.

    Shaheen has already successfully introduced an amendment to the Senate’s version of annual defense policy legislation that would bar the Defense Department from using Kaspersky Lab software. But the Democratic senator wants the final bill to go even further, instituting a ban on all federal agencies from using software produced by the company.

    “I am advancing bipartisan legislation to prohibit the federal government from using Kaspersky Lab software,” Shaheen wrote in an op-ed published in the New York Times. “When broad defense legislation comes before the Senate in the weeks ahead, I hope to amend it to ban Kaspersky software from all of the federal government.”

    Kaspersky’s alleged ties to Russian intelligence have been a point of focus in the media in recent years. Eugene Kaspersky, the company’s founder, was educated at a computer science institute backed by the KGB, Russia’s former spy agency. The company has repeatedly rejected claims that it has ties to Russian intelligence.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/349191-dem-senator-pushes-for-govt-wide-ban-of-russian-cyber-firm

  • MsKitty

    You’re not kidding about it being addicting. I would find out details on somebody and would be like, “oh, that’s why Mom never liked to talk about that,” or “that’s why so-and-so’s kids always feuded with the other so-and-so’s kids.”

    It’s almost like a soap opera or a good mystery novel in a way.

    • Alma98

      LOL!

  • MsKitty

    Today’s Google Doodle has me straight tripping. And the original performance it’s based on is just too much. I dare you to watch both with a straight face.

    • Miranda

      OK, I just played them together and that is HILARIOUS! LOL

    • Alma98

      hahaha!

    • Joy

      Hilarious, that stroll in and out was perfection.

    • They had his facial expressions down pat!!

  • Miranda

    *blink*…………..well that’s an interesting way to put it.
    ——————————
    Putin says Trump ‘not my bride, and I’m not his groom’
    1 hour ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin refrained from criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump at a news conference in China on Tuesday, but said a decision to shutter Russian diplomatic outposts in the U.S. was poorly handled.

    Speaking at a news conference during a summit in China on Tuesday, Putin dismissed as “naive” a question about whether he was disappointed in Trump.

    In comments carried by Russian news agencies, Putin said Trump is “not my bride, and I’m not his groom.”

    more here: https://apnews.com/1f2127fb6bc34ffabe7085553b22a8d5/Putin-says-Trump-'not-my-bride,-and-I'm-not-his-groom

    • He’s right tho. Trump is really his bottom bitch.

      • Miranda

        ___________________________yeah…he not trying to make his ho his housewife.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Morntin’ miranda♥/POU FAM♥- –:>) BIG HUG** :>)

    THIS ABSOLUTE — EVIL/VILE- – -RACIST!!– –
    – – –☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/905084570567008256

    — –☻https://media.giphy.com/media/QpyA6AuBuMB4Q/giphy.gif
    – – –ALL RETHUGS!!– –

    • BoomerGal

      Good Morning, GLH! **BIG HUG** and blessings!! Well……it’s not like it was unexpected but still horrible news for so many.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Tuesday Morntin’ BoomerGal. :>) ***BIG HUG* :>)—TRUE DAT..- – -He EXUDED Such EVILNESS- — As He READ – -That EVIL/VILE/RACIST Decision!!!

        Good 2 C U♥ :>)—How R U/Weather?- –:>)

        Thank U 4 your KIND BLESSINGS♥ :>)

        B BLESSED♥ :>)

        • BoomerGal

          The sun finally came out! : ) Much cooler today though, in the 60s. You’re always welcome and try to have a good day.

          • GreenLadyHere

            BoomerGal– -Good Day- –:>)- -https://i.pinimg.com/originals/e8/72/dc/e872dcdd652870489147456b07a7977b.gif

            Thank U 4 Your KIND BLESSINGS♥/Wishes. :>)– – **HUGS** :>)

    • rikyrah

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin’ rikyrah. —:>)- -BIG HUG*- — :>)
        B BLESSED♥- –:>)

    • Alma98
    • Aquagranny911

      Rot on a stump you evil piece of buzzard dung!

      • GreenLadyHere

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        Good MornTin’ – –**BIG HUG** :>)- –Good 2 C U♥.- –Been PRAYIN’ 4 DAUGHTER♥/U♥/Family♥–:>)

        *Co-Sign* :>)- —. . evil piece of buzzard dung!

        B BLESSED♥– -U/DAUGHTER/Family♥– -AMEN♥
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        • Aquagranny911

          Hola GLH! I so appreciate all your prayers & blessings. They have meant a lot to me & my familia. Daughter is slowly improving even though it isn’t fast enough for her & she keeps trying to push it but we are making her rest.
          BIG HUGS & ♥ to you & yours.

  • Miranda

    Sessions so happy to be announcing DACA being rescinded right now. He can barely contain himself.

    If he ever gets the change to announce they are rescinding the Voting Rights Act, he’ll probably unload right there on the stage.

  • rikyrah

    DACA is example 1 of why 44 wanted comprehensive immigration reform. He always wanted to go through the law. NEVER wanted it done through EO, because that was subject to the whim of whomever is President.

    • Miranda

      HE TRIED TO TELL THEM.

  • Alma98

    Now who here at POU think drumpf knew what DACA was? I think it’s another thing that Sessions and or repubs told him PBO did so it had to go. Is his Asian grandchild through adoption or marriage? All I can think of is that child being another Michelle Malkin. smh

    • Miranda

      He had no idea what it was, but they told him Obama created it, and that’s all they need to tell him to get him to go along with dismantling it.

      • Alma98

        You know it, he’s relishing his time as Bull Connor 2.0.
        But you know what, besides coming from war torn areas what white European wants to here. Who wants to in many cases give up free healthcare, free university and better paying jobs. This ain’t the early 19th century. People are either escaping from wars or from being poor. And if they’re poor they’re better off where they’re at. Sessions is living in the past and no matter how hard he tries it ain’t coming back.

        • Miranda

          SMDH…look at the lies.
          Somebody tell the coal miners and workers at the steel plant that their job STILL won’t be coming back.
          https://twitter.com/loisbeckett/status/905086614942121985

          • Alma98

            I see this is a talking point of the RW. I wish somebody in the msm had the guts to ask “what jobs specifically they’re taking”?

          • Aquagranny911

            Good question Alma. I would answer: Lawn care, busing & washing dishes in restaurants, house & motel cleaning etc. All those prime jobs so many are lined up for.

    • 7thangel

      he knew what it was years ago…

      although, he probably had a memory of gnat, made worse now by, what i suspect, early stage dementia

  • GreenLadyHere

    – — **BIG HUG**- -:>)- – –Very- Interesting annd SORROWFUL– – Series.- –BUT The “STORIES”– -Must B Told.- — WE Have ENDURED ON annnnd Off the FIELDS- – -Thank Miranda♥– —

    – – – -☺https://i.pinimg.com/originals/af/9d/0b/af9d0b87bce6131e3b596f71a0adc93c.jpg

    — —Here’s a STATUE- – -4 REPLACEMENT. . .– -:>)

    – – –ENJOY♥- – -https://www.prevention.com/sites/prevention.com/files/styles/listicle_slide_custom_user_phone_1x/public/static/13-berry-good-COMP-3298406.jpg?itok=YjS_5Dlh

    – —B BLESSED♥- —SAFE♥[DACA -Flood- Fires]–PRAYERFUL♥ – – –RESISTANT♥ – -:>)

    • adept2u

      I want to eat a pound of skittles and drip spittle in his eye…

    • Miranda

      This fucking egghead bitch.

    • Kennymack1971

      Negro please.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I will NEVER forget when Bill O’ Reilly said some racist ass shit, and he giggled like a bitch. Never forget.

    • MsKitty

      The everyday trials that POC in the USA face? #shrug

      • This mofo teaches in the heart of North Philly, where Black folks are struggling, but….Palestine.

    • rikyrah

      the disconnect is ridiculous

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –From A RESISTANT♥- – — *WRITE ON*– —— –

    — -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/905091024392998912
    — – THANK U♥- – –

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family.

    As we get another reminder that bigots, racists and xenophobes run the WH never forget…

    All of this could’ve been avoided.

    None of this had to happen.

    Black folks tried to stop it.

    Barack, Hillary, Michelle, Joey B and a whole host of other people warned us.

    Ultimately like we always say….

    Fuck You Mayo Nation.

    • Miranda

      Look at Beauregard…….just can’t HELP himself from smirking.
      https://twitter.com/ashleyfeinberg/status/905085206415200257

      • Kennymack1971

        Bigoted trash ass Keebler elf…..ugh.

        • Aquagranny911

          I wish folks would stop calling that turd a “Keebler elf.” Denver has the main factory there. One of Daughter’s neighbors back in the day worked there & he was always giving her free cookies & crackers. Some Keebler elves are really good guys. And no, he wasn’t expecting anything in return. Daughter was already cohabing with her future husband. Dude was just a nice guy. Just saying….

      • Alma98

        What a disgusting evil little man.

      • jds09

        Good Lord.

      • rikyrah

        evil azz muthaphucka

      • The Shy Lurker

        If I could just kick his face the fuck off.

        • Aquagranny911

          I wish I could curb stomp him like a flaming bag of buzzard caca!

    • Alma98

      Morning Kennymack, I see all the white people wailing about it on twitter. It’s on them that this is happening so…

      • Kennymack1971

        I don’t want to hear it from them Alma. Good people are going to be living in fear and it didn’t have to be this way. At all.

    • adept2u

      I’ve said it before I’ll say it again. I feel like the Lorax after they cut everything down. I want to grab ass and float away I told them not to cut down all the fucking trees.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ Kennymack1971.- –:>) ***BIG HUG** :>)

      All Kindsa POINTS!— –

      – — THIS:– – –As we get another reminder that bigots, racists and xenophobes run the WH never forget…– —

      — —THANK U♥- — “FYMN”- –DAILY!!- — –

      B BLESSED♥– -:>)

  • Miranda

    But yet you have people thinking Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell gonna save the day?
    https://twitter.com/MikeGrunwald/status/905091265963970561

    • jds09

      “A hard head makes a soft behind” African-American proverb.

    • Let’s throw in one more. Republicans killed Immigration Reform when their own President wanted it.

      • rikyrah

        After he lied us into TWO wars

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –RESISTANTS♥- — -STANDING- – -STRONG. .

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/905081362155175936

  • Miranda

    Oh…………….it’s his role…be assured…IT’S HIS ROLE.
    https://twitter.com/matthewamiller/status/905084359383945216

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥– –LYIN”- — -EVILE/VILE- – -RACIST- – -B**TURD!!- – –— –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/905088845070430208

    – –K’MON KARMA – – -GIT!- – –“IT”!!!– –

  • Alma98

    I wish I could reach through my monitor and choke people saying (“this is not America”). Yes it is America, it’s always been America. You all just chose to turn a blind eye to it.

    • MsKitty

      These days I will put folks in check when they say that without batting an eye. It’s the epitome of privilege to make a comment like that in the first place.

    • nathkatun7

      TEACH, sister!

  • GreenLadyHere

    alma- – -Aaaah- –Good. . . :>)- – -https://media.giphy.com/media/eU9WdgHKM27Nm/giphy.gif

    ENJOY.- — :>)- – -THANK U 4 your KIND BLESSINGS♥- – -Always Appreciated♥ :>) – -*HUGS* :>)

  • Miranda

    Oh so this was the final slap?? His face must be mighty bruised.
    https://twitter.com/CarolHLN/status/905089249367572481

    • Alma98

      Whatever dude.

    • Trump’s number rose in the polls when he called Mexicans rapists. He never took any of it back in fact doubled down on it and picked a white supremacist as AG.

      But now…now the scales have fallen from his eyes.

    • Please. He should’ve never been a part of this council in the first place! Did he think Trump wasn’t talking about him when he said Mexicans were rapists and murderers? Did he think he was “special” and different, not like those Latinos?

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥– –RESISTANT♥- — WORD!!— –

    – – –☺https://pics.me.me/jeff-sessions-is-not-a-keebler-elf-heres-why-1-22998508.png

    — —EVIL/VILE/RACIST/B**TURD- – –4EVA!!— -AAARRRGGG!

    • Aquagranny911

      Gracias for the share GLH! Daughter had a neighbor who worked for Keebler in Denver. He was a really nice dude & certainly does not deserve to be tied to such a nasty piece of buzzard caca like sessions.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –RESISTANTS♥- – -“Let US- – -MARCH- –ON. . .TIL- – -VICTORY – – -Is – -WON”. . .– – –

    – –☺https://twitter.com/Wil_EdTrust/status/905094675161341952

    BLESSINGS♥- – –

  • JBL20010

    Hillary’s upcoming campaign book says about Bernie what I wish she’d have said in the primary:

    “I am proud to be a Democrat, and wish Bernie were too.”

    https://www.mediaite.com/online/hillary-throws-shade-at-bernie-sanders-in-book-fundamentally-wrong-about-the-democratic-party/

    • JBL I wish she had hammered that basic point until even the densest person got it.

      • JBL20010

        If Bernie tries to hijack the Dem Party again in 2020, time for the gloves to come off.

        Hillary played nice with him and it didn’t work.

        • This is why I can’t help but question Democrats sometimes. What makes us think we have to be nice to a guy who’s not being nice and who’s not a Democrat?

          • BoomerGal

            THIS. THIS. THIS.

          • MonieTalks

            Cuz he’s white.

            When PBO called out Elizabeth Warren over her TPP criticism, Democrats like Sherrod Brown jumped up to defend with the quickness and said PBO was ‘disrespectful.”

            I am through with all of them.

          • And they’re still handling him with kid gloves even though he trashes them every chance he gets and is trying to use caucuses and open primaries to destroy them.

          • Lisa M

            Why I wouldn’t willingly support him or her for anything.

      • Miranda

        Some would never ever get it…their denseness was epic.

        • That’s true but there’s no reason not to point it out every chance she got.

        • BoomerGal

          And still is.

    • adept2u

      Wait she could question why Barack Obama sat in church but not why Bernie wasn’t a proud Democrat? Yeah she can go ahead and sashay away. Damn it…

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥— –From – -RESISTANT♥- — Sen. KAMALA Harris♥- – -WORD. .— -:>)

    — – ☺https://twitter.com/yashar/status/905091882979643392

  • College football was a dangerous game from the 1890’s all the way into the twenties. Especially so if you were Black.

  • Alma98

    The irony of these racist assholes calling undocumented folks criminals. Everything white people have in this country they stole, enslaved, maimed and murdered to get it. They really have a deluded high moral sense of themselves. Just disgusting.

    • BoomerGal

      PREACH!!! SAY IT AGAIN!!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –PRAYERS♥- – — PRAYERS♥- — -PRAYERS♥- –AMEN♥– – –

    — -☺https://twitter.com/NHC_Atlantic/status/905087993425383426

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- –From- – -RESISTANT♥- –Sen. CHUCK Schumer♥- –WORD!- – -NOW – —ACTION!!!— –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/thehill/status/905094704349536256

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥– –From a RESISTANT♥- — WE NOT Gonna B – — DISTRACTED- – -DRIP!- – -DRIP!- – -DRIP!!- -☻- -☻– —

    – –☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/905056430381785089

    – –-#TeamMueller- – –Stayin’ On “IT”!!. .

  • MonieTalks
    • Yawn.

    • BoomerGal

      Yeah, Miranda alluded to that earlier.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- — WHOA!- – –From A RESISTANT♥- – -Different Version. .

    — -☺https://twitter.com/rodimusprime/status/905093068868788226

    • Alma98

      LOL

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL alma- – -I KNOW-HUH?— :>)- – – LOL- –Good READ. . . :>)

    • BoomerGal

      She’s right. No two ways about it, she’s absolutely right. The flu is better than cancer, any day. Thanks berniebots and white women, we’ll never forget it.

      • GreenLadyHere

        BoomerGal- – – -:>)—I KNOW- -HUH? :>)– –WORD- – -Is- — WORD.– –:>)

    • LOL

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL Sepia♥- — :>) *BIG HUG* :>)– -I KNOW- HUH? :>)

        – —RESISTANTS♥– – – Have – – -NO CHILL. . :>)

  • Miranda

    John Boehner just giggled.
    I sincerely hope this ends with them all on the floor profusely bleeding from having shot each other.
    ———————
    Bannon Plots with House Freedom Caucus against GOP Leadership
    September 5, 2017 at 11:37 am EDT

    Stephen Bannon and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, plotted for nearly two hours on the agenda for the month ahead, with an emphasis on the Breitbart-Freedom Caucus war against Republican leadership on multiple fronts.

    Said a source: “The topics discussed included conservative alternatives to everything the anti-Trump Republican leadership has planned on every major policy matter facing the United States of America in September. Including, Paul Ryan’s and Mitch McConnell’s demonstrated failure to govern, and how to effectively implement the Trump agenda moving forward.”

    Republican leadership already has a brutal month ahead, but the House Freedom Caucus — a collection of around 40 ultra conservative members — is going to fight them every step of the way.

    more here: https://www.axios.com/inside-steve-bannons-meeting-with-mark-meadows-2481771691.html?utm_medium=linkshare&utm_campaign=organic

  • Miranda

    ICYMI…..Joel Osteen tells people who lost everything to get over themselves basically.
    ————————-
    TELEVANGELIST WHOSE CHURCH CLOSED DURING HURRICANE HARVEY TELLS VICTIMS NOT TO HAVE ‘POOR ME’ ATTITUDE
    9/4/17 AT 1:27 PM

    A televangelist whose church closed its doors during Hurricane Harvey claims that he is the victim of “misinformation” and told flood victims not to have a “poor me” attitude.

    In his Sunday sermon, multimillionaire pastor Joel Osteen addressed the criticism that has been directed at him after his 16,000 seat Houston megachurch initially closed its doors during the storm, in which thousands of people were left homeless and 40 were killed.

    Pictures and video posted on social media showed the church apparently undamaged by the storm, and Osteen initially claimed he had not opened its doors because he had not been asked to by the state. The church re-opened Tuesday, as floodwaters began to recede.

    Osteen defended the decision not to open the church during the devastating storm, and told those affected not to have a “poor old me attitude.”

    “You know I really believe in these times of difficulty it’s, for me, certainly not the time to question your faith but to turn to your faith because God is the one that gives you the strength to make it through the difficult times,” he said in a video of Sunday’s sermon posted on YouTube.

    more here: http://www.newsweek.com/joel-osteen-televangelist-whose-church-closed-during-hurricane-harvey-tells-659302

    • “That’s right. I don’t want to hear any bellyaching about your tragic situation. And get out of my indoor pools!! Put down that remote to my Imax movie projector when I’m talking to you!!

    • BoomerGal

      WTF????

    • MsKitty

      I hope he never goes out in public again without being spat upon at least once.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥ – –☺http://pa1.narvii.com/5764/a06156c200b02f389c958bf262e768fec06c7794_hq.gif

      [AMEN!!]

  • Let me get this straight. He was really Mitt Romney’s father?

    When the Rich Said No to Getting Richer

    A half-century ago, a top automobile executive named George Romney — yes, Mitt’s father — turned down several big annual bonuses. He did so, he told his company’s board, because he believed that no executive should make more than $225,000 a year (which translates into almost $2 million today).

    He worried that “the temptations of success” could distract people from more important matters, as he said to a biographer, T. George Harris. This belief seems to have stemmed from both Romney’s Mormon faith and a culture of financial restraint that was once commonplace in this country.

    Romney didn’t try to make every dollar he could, or anywhere close to it. The same was true among many of his corporate peers. In the early 1960s, the typical chief executive at a large American company made only 20 times as much as the average worker, rather than the current 271-to-1 ratio. Today, some C.E.O.s make $2 million in a single month.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/opinion/rich-getting-richer-taxes.html?smid=tw-share

    • Miranda

      I wonder why THAT apple fell FAR FAR FAR away from the tree.

      • The tree must have been on the side of a mountain. When the apple fell it rolled into the next county.

      • Imma need a DNA test.

        • What makes me think George said the same thing?

    • 7thangel

      i remember something how romney could never measure up to what his father was like…a human being with some integrity

      he fought for civil rights as a gov., fought to end housing discrimination while in hud under nixon, and refused to be on the same stage as goldwater when he was the nom.

      anybody see mittens do the same if it was him, especially with goldwater? lol, yeah right

      • Not even close. Mitt was the most craven politician I ever saw.

        One of the most amazing things about George Romney as governor was he knew how racist the state of Michigan was but he never catered or backed down.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥– –HMPH!- — –This — TRAITOR- – -Trynta Have It- -BOTH WAYS. . .- – -TAKE- — SOME– – ACTION!!!!- – — Not– -WORDS!!. – –geesh!!

    —-☺https://twitter.com/MariannaNBCNews/status/905101634623111168

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- — –A- –BLACK♥- – -HISTORICAL- — -MOMENT♥- — “CIVIL RIGHTS- –In Education”. .– —

    — ☺https://twitter.com/NCRMuseum/status/905068287402356736

    — –BLESSINGS♥- – — OUR Elders♥/ANCESTORS♥- – -ENDURED!— –

  • Miranda
    • Aquagranny911

      Proud of them! Go Denver!!!

  • Miranda

    Lying has never stopped any of the trumpkin statements before, why should that start now?
    ——————
    Edward-Isaac Dovere‏@IsaacDovere
    Not having a criminal record is one of the existing pre-requisites for qualifying as a Dreamer
    https://twitter.com/MatthewNussbaum/status/905101672015429633

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – -THIS is “WHYCOME”- – -He trydta–EMPHASIZE the “MS-13” Gang. . He was Trynta- — SET the TABLE 4 THIS ACTION- –AGAINST- –“DREAMER Youth”.- —

      THERE IS NO CORRELATION!!– – NONE!!— -aarrgg!

    • Straight outta the Nazi playbook.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- — From RESISTANT♥- –Rep. NANCY-“Smash”♥- – — WORD!—– —

    – –☺https://twitter.com/NBCPolitics/status/905095175684276224

    — – –TIME 4 — -ACTION LEGISLATION. . .– –

  • Miranda

    SPEAK!
    https://twitter.com/peteredmiston/status/905076155170131968

    It would have been easy for Grizzlies coach David Fizdale to stay silent.

    But Fizdale didn’t stick to sports.

    He’s a basketball coach, in his first year in Memphis, a city with a tortured racial history, culminating in the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Lorraine Motel on April 4, 1968. (The motel is now the site of the National Civil Rights Museum.) But King’s murder was not the beginning of Black Memphis’ anguish; it was simply the most public manifestation of horrors more than a century in the making, dating back to race-fueled riots in the city in 1868 that ultimately claimed both black and white lives, and through an explosive response to the growing influence of a burgeoning black middle class in the city early in the 20th century.

    So Fizdale spoke out, and continues to speak out, against the presence of two statues in the city — of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis and of Nathan Bedford Forrest, who amassed a personal fortune in the slave trade before the Civil War before becoming a general in the Confederate army, an early scion of post-Civil War Memphis and one of the first members of the Ku Klux Klan, rising to a position of authority in that odious organization.

    • This is what I’m talking about and where are the NBA players that have his back? Putting on a designer hoodie bowing your head in silence is the least you can do. A whole lot of people need to step up besides Coach Fizdale.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- —BLESSINGS♥- — 2 These- -DACA Youth♥ ——:>)

    — –☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/905109671366848517

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- — SADLY- —Anotha— HURRICANE– -Jose- – — PRAYERS♥. .

    — -☺https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/905083200753598464

    • The Shy Lurker

      Prayers to everybody these hurricanes will effect.

      • GreenLadyHere

        The Shy Lurker- — –AMEN♥- – -annnd – –AMEN♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥– –[H/T POU♥]- — From a- – RESISTANT♥- – -WORD!!— –

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/StopTrump2020/status/904905938183876608

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –From– -OUR Beloved–VP Joe♥- — — :>)

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/CBSEveningNews/status/905112653693145088

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –DACA RESISTANTS♥ — — MARCH ON. .–:>)

    – – –☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmcfNUvTvII

    — -PRAYERS♥- – -:>)

  • Miranda

    Sleeping Giants‏ @slpng_giants 42m42 minutes ago
    There is no way to watch this and not conclude that Kris Kobach is a shameless bigot.
    https://twitter.com/HallieJackson/status/905106377982533632
    https://twitter.com/LeanneNaramore/status/905111827905990658

    • jds09

      Kobach and he fellow conferates live a racist fantasy world where on PoC are inherently criminals and white criminals are just misunderstood.

      • rikyrah

        Yep

  • Miranda

    Oh they’re actually holding a White House press briefing today? Oh this should be fun.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –RESISTANT♥- –DACA –SUPPORT– -From The SILICON- -VALLEY♥- —

    – –☺https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/905104494186422272

    —-NICE—BUT– – WHAT- – -Other – –ACTIONS?. . .

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –THIS—DACA– – ANNOUNCEMENT– -2-Day- – –WAS A DISTRACTION- —4- — -The –FOLLOWING. .DRIP!!- –DRIP!!- — DRIP!!– –☻-☻- –– —

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/905120138743119872

    – — COMMENTS:- — –Anyone wondering why TODAY, of all days does Trump pick to announce an
    end to DACA? Why not 8 months ago if this was so unlawful?
    – – –
    – — Ugh! Faster! We need him out before he makes it worse!!!!1/status/905120138743119872

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      Forget your culture act like you’re and be subservient to white people and you’ll be ok. This is why he hates black folks so much, we won’t abandon our ancestors and our culture to please white folks.

      • He’s fighting the Civil War. Has been his whole life.

        • Alma98

          Yep

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥– –From The U.S. OPEN- – -2017– – -:>)

    – — ☺US Open Tennis‏
    US Open Day 10 OOP
    Ashe, 12pm start
    KaPliskova-Vandeweghe
    Nadal-Rublev

    Night session, 7pm start
    Keys-Kanepi
    Federer-del Potro
    #usopen
    — — – —LooKin’ FORWARD- — > :>)

    • The Shy Lurker

      Dang they already postr tomorrow’s schedule?

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEYY The Shy Lurker. :>)- – -**BIG HUG** :>)

        Yes,- – — GIT!– -GIT!- — GITTIN’ READY. :>)

        Good 2 C U♥- – -:>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

      • Alma98

        Bird face Busta is busting up Schwartzman hahaha.

        • The Shy Lurker

          With his Andy Samberg looking ass.

          • Alma98

            hahahaha!!!

  • Miranda

    Keith Boykin‏@keithboykin 2m2 minutes ago
    Trump last year: What have you got to lose?
    Answer: Your overtime pay (for 4 million Americans).
    https://twitter.com/ChrisOpfer/status/905081635233820672

  • MonieTalks
    • Miranda

      Should have done what Obama would have done if it was the same situation for him…trusted your gut and not everybody else’s. That’s on you.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I’m gonna say this. Yes, Hillary got some bad advice from a whole lot of well meaning folks. Obviously, laying off that old hippie troll was a mistake and she should have attacked every policy he put out on its unrealisticness. BUT, when you’re running for president, you have to make a decision on which pieces of advice to take. At the end of the day, it was her decision to take that advice. At the end of the day, her loss is her loss. Sure, Russia and Bernie helped, but its still her loss.

    • jds09

      IMO, that was good advice. Going after Bernie would have made her sound more like a scold, based upon this comment, that she is.

      She won. History will show that Trump cheated.

      I’m back too my original issues with HRC, she had too much baggage to run again. And her weak sauce feminism, getting power via men not on her own, is so white that it is blinding me at this moment.

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        The silver lining to her loss is that the next woman that gets the nomination won’t have that. She’ll be more the female version of Barack Obama, someone unheard of 10 years before who just captivated the United States.

      • Admiral_Komack

        I won’t be buying the book.

    • Woman if you don’t get out of here with this mess.

      Did he also tell you to flip flop on TPP?

      Now she’s doing it. I was going to really lay it on the old coot but Ward Cleaver told me not to.

      I can’t. From top to bottom I can’t with these people.

    • Admiral_Komack

      You can’t make a decision, but you want to throw people under the bus.

      No wonder you didn’t win.

  • Miranda

    On many occasions PBO has said he asked for advice on something but when it came down to it, he went with HIS GUT..that’s what leaders do. Sometimes you step out there on your own faith and let the chips fall where they may. Hillary should have listened to her gut, that she didn’t is her disappointment to own, nobody else’s.

    • Exactly. Isn’t she supposed to be that beacon of feminism, who doesn’t need help from a man? But as soon as she fails, she blames a man.

      Another thing…where is her criticism of her home girl, DWS, who allowed Bernie to run as Dem, thinking it would clear the way for Hillary?

      • Miranda

        Better be the next chapter in her book or this is all the way bullshit.

      • jds09

        That’s the 64 million dollar breakin the glass ceiling question of the day. What’s her take on DWS?

  • GreenLadyHere

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    • Right here. He wasn’t talking about me he was talking about the others.

      How’d that turn out?

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda- — Thank u :>)

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