October 18, 2017

Tuesday Open Thread: Israel’s War on Africans


We continue our look at Israel’s War on Africans




  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  • rikyrah

    Phaedra Parks is not quitting ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’

    by Chris Witherspoon | July 28, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Several reports have surfaced stating that Phaedra Parks is quitting the Real Housewives of Atlanta, and won’t be returning to film any scenes for the upcoming seventh season of the hit Bravo reality series.

    This news has reportedly been attributed to several personal matters, including legal issues involving her husband Apollo Nida, who is headed off to prison soon to serve an 8-year sentence for credit card fraud and money laundering.


  • rikyrah

    Israel’s Gaza Campaign Endangers US Security: Why Obama & Kerry are Furious

    By Juan Cole
    Jul. 28, 2014|

    The United States as a great Power is facing a large number of challenges in the Muslim world, and Israel’s Gaza campaign is endangering both American diplomacy there and the very security of the US. Given the series of setbacks for the US in the Middle East, in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Egypt, Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu could scarcely have chosen a worst time to kill hundreds of Palestinian civilians in the full light of world media.

    The ability of an al-Qaeda offshoot, the so-called “Islamic State,” to take substantial territory in Syria and northern Iraq has alarmed Washington. The US embassy in Baghdad is in as much danger as the capital itself from IS violence. IS recruiting, and the radicalization of Muslim youth, is given enormous help by the scenes of Israeli munitions killing Palestinian civilians.

    As security deteriorates to unprecedented lows in Libya, the US has had to pull its ambassador and her staff from Tripoli. Fundamentalist radicals in Benghazi and elsewhere, already suspicious of the US, are seeing blood because of America’s statements in support of the Israeli military campaign. The radicals already despise the US, but one doesn’t want to give them recruitment tools among the general population, most of which had been grateful for the help with overthrowing Gaddafi.

    Even long-term allies of the US in the region are disturbed by the Israeli campaign. Turkey is a member of NATO, which the US is actually pledged to defend from attack. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has been scathing about the Israeli attack on Gaza, calling it a “genocide.”There is even a possibility that Turkey will send another Mavi Marmara-style aid ship to Gaza, this time flanked by Turkish destroyers. For the US, few dilemmas are more foreboding than a military conflict between its two most important Middle East allies.


  • rikyrah
  • rikyrah

    Rand Paul caught lying about past Civil Rights Act objections

    Rachel Maddow points out the clear, on-video record of Rand Paul’s past objections to the Civil Rights Act, showing he’s lying when he denies having held that position.


  • rikyrah

    Eric Boehlert @EricBoehlert

    oh look, in generic match-up in CNN poll, Dems have 6 pt lead over GOP for midterms; http://bit.ly/1rrI3qh #GOPwave
    3:41 PM – 27 Jul 2014

  • rikyrah

    July 27, 2014, 01:03 pm
    Scott Brown’s Granite State bust
    By Alexandra Jaffe

    Scott Brown’s much anticipated Granite State brawl with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) has turned out to be more of a Granite State bust.

    The former Massachusetts senator is still the most competitive Republican in the New Hampshire race. But polling has shown Shaheen holding a consistent single-digit lead and posting strong approval ratings from voters in the state even as races in similar blue-leaning battleground states have tightened in the GOP’s favor.

    Perhaps most problematic for Brown is not Shaheen’s lead but his persistently middling to low popularity in the state.
    In nearly every poll, New Hampshire voters are at best split on how they feel about him, and in some cases view him more negatively than positively. A WMUR-UNH poll out in early July showed him underwater by about nine points; an NBC-Marist poll out last week showed voters split, with about 40 percent each viewing him positively and negatively.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/213424-scott-browns-granite-state-bust#ixzz38rPRTa6P
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  • rikyrah

    Paul Ryan’s New Clothes

    By E. J. Dionne

    WASHINGTON — Paul Ryan is counting on this: Because he says he wants to preserve a safety net, speaks with concern about poor people and put out a 73-page report, many will elide over the details of the proposals he made last week in his major anti-poverty speech.

    Who can possibly like those “bureaucratic formulas”? The phrase is another disguise. Among the programs Ryan would block grant are food stamps (now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP). Food stamps are one of our most valuable initiatives because people are automatically eligible for them when they lose a job or their income drops sharply. Studies have amply documented how important food stamps are to the well-being of children.

    For the economy and for the disadvantaged, curtailing SNAP would be devastating. While providing nutrition help to families in desperate need, food stamps also offer an immediate economic stimulus at moments when the economy is losing purchasing power. Economists call such programs “automatic stabilizers.”

    Ryan’s block grant would not be nearly as responsive to economic changes. If Congress would have to step in, its reaction would be slow. And the history of Ryan’s own budgets shows that increasing spending for poor people is not exactly a priority on his side of politics.

    Food stamps aren’t the only programs that get wrapped into the grant. Housing vouchers go there, too, which could lead to more homelessness. So does money for child care. Ryan says there would be rules barring states from using funding from his Opportunity Grant for purposes other than helping the needy. But it’s not clear from his outline how he’d stop states from using their new flexibility to move spending away from the needy indirectly by substituting block grant money for existing expenditures.

    Ryan might reply: You just don’t trust the states! And my answer would be: You’re absolutely right, there are some states I don’t trust to stand up for their poor people. I’d point specifically to the 24 states that are depriving roughly 5 million Americans of health insurance because they refuse to participate in the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.


    • Why would anybody in their right mind believe an Ayn Rand groupie cares about poor people?

      Ryan got destroyed three times. First by PBO while he sat there like a wooden idiot. Then by Bill Clinton at the Democratic convention. Then Joe Biden rendered him mute at the VP debates.

      He’s still believes no one noticed.

      • Kennymack1971

        The only people buying what Paul Ryan is selling are his pundit fanboys in the Village. They’re the ones who keep propping him up as some serious policy wonk when he’s anything but.

        • They keep treating him like he has credibility. How many times does he have to get smacked down before they realize his math sucks?

  • rikyrah

    Twitter releases diversity data showing staff run mostly by white males

    by Lilly Workneh | July 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM

    Following in the footsteps of tech giants like Google and Facebook, Twitter has officially released its diversity report.

    And — just like Google and Facebook — it turns out Twitter is run mainly by white males.

    In a report released Wednesday by Janet Van Huysse VP of Diversity and Inclusion, Twitter’s diversity numbers are dismal across both gender and race.

    According to the data, 59 percent of Twitter’s U.S. employees are white, 29 percent are Asian and only 2 percent are African-American, while 3 percent are Hispanic or Latino.

    As for gender statistics, 70 percent of Twitter’s overall staff are male.


  • rikyrah

    George Lucas announces architects for lakefront museum
    By Blair Kamin, Tribune critic

    3:15 p.m. CDT, July 28, 2014

    Star Wars” creator George Lucas on Monday announced an architectural team for his controversial planned museum on Chicago’s lakefront: an avant-garde Chinese designer whose credits include Toronto-area skyscrapers dubbed the “Marilyn Monroe Towers” and Chicago’s Jeanne Gang, shaper of the undulating Aqua Tower here.

    Ma Yansong, founder of the Beijing firm MAD Architects, will design the building for Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art. Gang, who heads Studio Gang Architects, will conceive the landscape around the building and design a pedestrian bridge linking the museum to Northerly Island, a peninsula east of the museum site.

    The announcement of the star-studded team, a surprise given Lucas’ penchant for traditional designs, has political implications for a project championed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. It would rise on 17 acres now occupied by parking lots between Soldier Field and McCormick Place.

    If the architects produce a design gem that upgrades the landscape of the Museum Campus, the cluster of shoreline museums to which the Lucas Museum would belong, it could soften, or at least blunt, opposition.


  • rikyrah

    Now, in case you haven’t figured it out, these builders didn’t allow Section 8 into their buildings out of the goodness of their hearts.

    THEY GOT A BIG TAX BREAK in exchange for allowing the Section 8.

    I guess the tax break must be about up, so they want to get rid of the Section 8 folks.

    Hence, this clown.

    Notice, no mention of the tax breaks for the builders.


    Congressman wants to end CHA “supervouchers”

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock is seeking an end to a Chicago Housing Authority program that puts some of the city’s poorest residents into its highest priced apartments.

    Schock says CHA “supervouchers” allows a select few families to receive $3,000 to $4,000 a month in rent assistance that puts them in “some of the nicest luxury units.”

    Schock says the agency awards vouchers up to 300 percent of market value. The Peoria Republican wants to bring that down to 120 percent.

    Tony Rossi of Chicago-based RMK Management Corp. told Crain’s Chicago Business (http://bit.ly/UFQqn5 ) that he and other landlords believe the vouchers are a mistake because there are about 15,000 people on the CHA’s voucher waiting list.

    The CHA says the program is less than two percent of its voucher portfolio.


  • rikyrah
    • Joy

      That headpiece is beautiful!

      • Worldwatcher7

        It really is; she looks so regal. I hope we don’t see hipsters sporting that look at grocery stores next week.

  • rikyrah


    MUST READ // Inside the Obama-Romney Rematch Numbers: CNN’s Deception and the Return of the PUMAs — The People’s View http://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2014/7/28/obama-romney-rematch-cnn-deception-return-of-pumas#.U9eYoEUyrn1.twitter

    7:51 AM – 29 Jul 2014

    • They still can’t get over the fact Mitt got mashed.

      • Kennymack1971

        The butthurt is strong. They still can’t believe the the Obama coalition told Mitt and Miss Ann to go have a seat.

        • Who creates a poll about a President that can’t run anymore? I don’t recall CNN doing a Bush Kerry rematch after 2004.

          It’s just racism. White privilege lost and they hate it.

          • jziglar

            Yep ! They thought they had that negro, they thought Obama was finished but they were wrong. They hate seeing democrats win, but the fact that Obama is black sends them over the edge.

  • rikyrah

    EJ Dionne ✔@EJDionneFollow

    “North Carolina Republicans choose ideology over lives.” The moral cost of rejecting the Medicaid expansion. @milbank http://wapo.st/UyyX04

    8:52 PM – 28 Jul 2014

    • jds09

      Really Milbank? “Inexplicably”? You cannot explain why the WH wouldn’t respond? Isn’t that your job as a pundit/journalist/schoolyard instigator?

      ” O’Neal is no fan of Obamacare, but during his journey, he sent a letter to Obama asking for a meeting. “I am a conservative Republican and I understand some of the suspicions political leaders in my party have,” he wrote. “But those concerns do not trump the need to maintain health services in struggling communities. Rural citizens dying should not be soldiers of the South’s defiance to the new health care law.”

      Inexplicably, the White House didn’t reach out to O’Neal. The mayor did, however, get a place on the calendar of Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), who is facing a strong challenge from Thom Thillis, the state House speaker who helped block the Medicaid expansion.”

      It’s not even 8am on the west coast and I’m already done.

      • nellcote

        It seems like a meeting with HHS would be the appropriate place to start.

  • jds09

    Good Morning POU Fam! I plan on being productive today.

    • rikyrah

      Morning jds!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ jds09. :>) ***BIG – – -Cali – – -HUG** :>)
      – -B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere



    – – – – -☺ENJOY♥- – -http://greensfirst.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/istock_000009672319medium.jpg

    — – – –B BLESSED♥- — :>)

    – – –IN HIS[Dear MADIBA’S]– –HONOR:-

    -☺@TheObamaDiary[THANK U♥] :>)

    In Honor of Madiba pic.twitter.com/vkkp9xP1Z9

    – – –THANK U♥ — -MR. PRESIDENT♥ :>)

  • Joy

    Good morning, everyone! Have a blessed day.

    • rikyrah

      Morning Joy!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ Joy. 🙂 ***BIG HUG** :>) B BLESSED♥

  • rikyrah

    Monday, July 28, 2014


    The conservative impeachment crusade is
    metastasizing thus — Rich Lowry at National Review:

    Does Obama WANT to Get Impeached?

    …The White House may consider the unilateral amnesty a
    winning move on several different levels: it gets its policy goal; it satisfies
    an important part of its base; and if there is any serious move toward
    impeachment, it rallies the entirety of the Democratic base in a way we haven’t
    seen since 2008 and — assuming the politics of impeachment are bad for
    Republicans — drives the middle away from the GOP. An administration that is
    fast entering its dotage could consider this one of the few potential positive
    game-changers that it has direct control over — the Constitution and the rule of
    law be damned.


    As I have chronicled, conservatives have been plotting Obama’s impeachment since 2009, and it’s only getting
    worse: Try Googling “impeach” and “Benghazi” and see what you get. But
    now they’re peddling the story that it’s Obama who’s trying to get
    impeached, based on the fact that Democrats are fundraising off the threat of a new Republican Senate
    railroading the President.


    • jds09

      They (so-called establishment Republicans) won’t be able to stop it; its a runaway train. I look forward to the moment when PBO stands before 2014 stadium crowd and says bring it. LOL

    • Kennymack1971

      LOL The GOP/MSM is trying so hard to have it both ways on impeachment. They want it out there to rile up the dumb RW Tea Party racists but they know actually going through with it will do more damage to them than it will the President. Now they’re trying to make impeachment is just something PBO and the Democrats just made up to raise money and they haven’t been talking about it for years. Just truly pathetic.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ — – -MR. PRESIDENT♥– –YEAR of ACTION – –:>)

    – – — -☺http://glsen.org/sites/default/files/Ally%20Week%20Blog%20007a.gif

    – – —Executive actions on climate change include partnerships, gas fixes

    — – —Keeping with his year of action, President Obama on Tuesday will announce more initiatives his administration will implement to tackle climate change.

    As the Environmental Protection Agency launches the second-phase of its extensive outreach on Obama’s signature climate rule Tuesday, the White House will unveil new partnerships with companies like Microsoft and IBM, which have committed to help build tools for agricultural communities to respond to climate changes, -according to White House adviser John Podesta.

    The administration will also announce a series of executive actions,
    partnerships, and stakeholder commitments to modernize the nation’s natural gas transmissions, and distributions systems that will help reduce methane emissions.

    The White House Council of Economic Advisers released a report Tuesday, which details the economic costs of inaction on climate change. The report, which estimates that if the global temperature increases to 3 degrees celsius, it would cost the U.S. $150 billion per year, is a shift in messaging by the administration on the climate change front.

    —- -THANK U MR. PRESIDENT♥- –:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – -Good VA NEWZ:- —

    – —$17B deal reached to overhaul VA– –

    – – – House and Senate negotiators have agreed to a $17 billion bill meant to reform the Veterans Affairs Department, setting up a scramble this week to send the legislation to President Obama’s desk.

    The new bill would provide $10 billion for veterans to seek private care at hospitals and clinics outside the VA, and $5 billion to allow the
    department to hire more doctors, nurses and medical staff. Another $1.5 billion could be spent on leases to use other medical facilities at 27 sites around the country.

    The compromise would also make it easier for a new Veterans Affairs
    secretary to fire staff at a department where officials covered up the
    long waits many veterans endured to get healthcare.

    Both Republicans and Democrats accepted concessions to reach a deal, some of which could cost them votes.
    As MR. PRESIDENT axed — –Doesn’t it feel good 2 WERK 2-gether? – – – -:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥—-A PICTURE- Is —WORTH – – –the TRUTH —

    – – – -☺@UniteBlue[THANK U♥] :>)

    President Obama has sought compromise for six years — but it takes two sides to make a deal. #FixTheHouse pic.twitter.com/DFeD6waDT8

    – — –SUPPORTIN’ U – –SIR♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – – –A BLACK HISTORICAL MOMENT♥–OLYMPIC GOLD :>) — ☺https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6121/6031287977_8bec73f858.jpg

    – – —-JULY 29, 1996 -Carl Lewis –won his fourth consecutive Olympic Gold Medal (1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996) in the long jump on this date in 1996. With this Olympic Gold Medal, his ninth, Lewis tied an all-time Olympic Gold-winning record.

    – – –☺http://www.olympic.org/videos/carl-lewis-impressive-olympic-history

    – – – — —☺http://www.olympic.org/videos/athletics-men-long-jump-final-atlanta-1996-lewis


  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – – –A BLACK HISTORICAL MOMENT♥–OLYMPIC GOLD :>) — ☺https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6121/6031287977_8bec73f858.jpg

    – – —-JULY 29, 1996 -Carl Lewis –won his fourth consecutive Olympic Gold Medal (1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996) in the long jump on this date in 1996. With this Olympic Gold Medal, his ninth, Lewis tied an all-time Olympic Gold-winning record.

    – – –☺http://www.olympic.org/videos/carl-lewis-impressive-olympic-history

    – – – — —☺http://www.olympic.org/videos/athletics-men-long-jump-final-atlanta-1996-lewis


  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – -Woo! Hoo! – –Lookin’ annnd MOVIN’- FORWARD – —>

    – – —Asheville to host 2nd Mountain Moral Monday on Aug. 4

    —–A year ago this week, organizers with the fledgling Mountain People’s Assembly were scrambling to pull together flyers and T-shirts for a rally they thought might attract 1,000 people.

    They optimistically estimated 2,000 in news releases and interviews, assuming that a few busloads of folks from surrounding counties would fill out the crowd.

    But that Monday, an estimated 10,000 people filed in to Roger McGuire Green in Pack Square Park to hear to their message and see the charismatic leader who has since become a household name across the state: North Carolina NAACP president the Rev. William Barber.

    The Mountain Moral Monday event will return Aug. 4, likely drawing thousands to downtown Asheville.

    But a year after the first rally, which occurred at the height of the
    statewide movement that brought national attention to North Carolina
    lawmakers, little has changed in the General Assembly they’ve been


    – —☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjL7X6gt16s –

    Mountain Moral Monday – Asheville – Rev. William Barber full speech– —

    – – — –ABSOLUTELY – – -The REAL DEAL♥ – –Luvin’ HIs LEADERSHIP annnd Oratory. :>) — B BLESSED ♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥—-TWEETIN’ – – -TRUTH- – –

    — –☺@Politics_PR[THANK U♥] :>)

    Lawsuit: CHP officer falsified reports after being filmed pummelling 51-yr-old woman http://ow.ly/3nHn3C #p2

    – —Annnnd — —SEEKIN’ — –JUSTICE!!!

    – –PRAYERS 4 the woman♥/Family♥- –AMEN♥ —

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ — – -He ain’t – – LYIN’ — –Some -DAYZ – –IT – –JUS’ —B’s —LIKE – —DIS! – – –:>)


    — – –[WE KNOW. :>)] —

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥—– -A TRUE EXAMPLE — of – —GIVING BACK♥- – –

    — –Former basketball star Charles Barkley offers to pay for funerals of Philadelphia carjacking victims– —

    – – – —The man known to basketball fans around the world as “Sir Charles” has offered to perform a truly noble act, offering to pay for the funerals of three Philadelphia siblings who were killed Friday when a stolen van crashed into the fruit stand they and their mother were running to raise money for their church.

    Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams disclosed Barkley’s offer Monday at a press conference.

    “Like most Philadelphians, many Americans and people across the
    world,” Williams said, “[Barkley] wanted me to know that he wanted to pay for the funeral for these three children and I put him in touch with the family so he can do that.”

    Barkley has not spoken publicly about his apparent offer. The Alabama native played for the Philadelphia 76ers between 1984 and 1992 and was one of the most popular athletes in the city’s history during his tenure. Since his retirement in 2000, Barkley has worked as an NBA analyst on TNT’s broadcasts.

    — –BLESS U —“SIR CHARLES”♥- – –

  • Good grief

    Israel Creates ‘No Man’s Land’ in Gaza, Shrinking Strip by 40 Percent

    This narrow strip of land that used to be called “the Gaza Strip,”
    already one of the more densely populated places on Earth, is growing dramatically smaller. The Israeli military, relentlessly and
    methodically, is driving people out of the 3-kilometer (1.8 mile) buffer zone it says it needs to protect against Hamas rockets and tunnels.

    According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of
    Humanitarian Affairs, the buffer zone eats up about 44 percent of Gaza’s territory.

    What that means on the ground is scenes of extraordinary devastation in places like the Al Shajaya district approaching Gaza’s eastern frontier, and Beit Hanoun in the north. These were crowded neighborhoodsless than three weeks ago.

    Now they have been literally depopulated, the residents joining more than 160,000 internally displaced people in refuges and makeshift shelters. Apartment blocks are fields of rubble, and as I move through this hostile landscape the phrase that keeps
    ringing in my head is “scorched earth.”


    A genocidal land grab.

    • Miranda

      This is just sickening.

      • crazycanuck

        And the world continues to do nothing. We have big talk and action for Russia, but fold for Israel.

    • Kennymack1971

      Given the this week’s subject matter it’s hard to see the Israeli government’s actions as anything but genocidal ethnic cleansing. What little land the Palestinians have left the Israeli hardliners want and they’ll use any flimsy pretense to justify taking it.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ woody45. :>) ***BIG HUG** :>)

      – – –THIS: –>The Israeli military, relentlessly and methodically, is driving people out of the 3-kilometer (1.8 mile) buffer zone it says it needs to protect against Hamas rockets and tunnels.

      – – –STANDARD- – – -M.O.- –-CAPTURE —orrr – -DRIVE OUT- –Other PEOPLE- –4 their gains!! — -geesh!

      – —KARMA- —will GET the – –“W”!! – –TA-RUST!!

      Good 2 C U woody45. :>) B BLESSED!! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere


    – -☺http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/07/28/two-men-charged-in-carjacking-crash-that-killed-three-children/
    — – –Two Men Charged In Carjacking Crash That Killed Three Children
    —-Police have charged two men in connection with a carjacking and hit-and-run crash that killed three children in North Philadelphia.

    During a press conference at police headquarters this afternoon, authorities announced numerous charges against 19-year-oldJonathan Rosa and 22-year-old Cornelius Crawford.

    – – —UNDER the JAIL!!! —-SOULS—>☺http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130127055956/degrassi/images/d/d8/Fire-animated-hot-burn.gif – –

    – — –PRAYERS 4 the —Mother/Family♥ – –AMEN♥ —

  • Alma98

    Morning all.

    • GreenLadyHere

      — –GOOD MORNTIN’ Alma98. ***BIG HUG** :>) Ohhh –What a LOVELY TRIBUTE – –From “MR. SUN” —2 the “MOTHERLAND”. :>) –

      — –The “CIRCLES” —Around –“Mr. SUN”- :>) ☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwSKkKrUzUk

      – – -B BLESSED 2-DAY –U♥/Family♥ -**HUGS 2 DAUGHTER-Alma :>)[How’s the new job goin?.]

      • Alma98

        Good morning GLH! Glad you like it isn’t she lovely.
        I hope you are doing well today we’re back to nice weather today. Blessings to you and the family.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Alma — -Yes she is. :>) Annnd good on your weather. :>) – –ENJOY. :>)
          —ALWAYS —Thank U 4 the BLESSINGS. :>)

    • rikyrah

      Good Morning, Alma 🙂

      • Alma98

        Good morning rikyrah 🙂
        I hope Peanut’s mom is still coming along health wise.

  • Miranda

    A black student should start a petition to name the school mascot “The Nat Turner Rebellions”
    In Richmond, students seek to revive ‘Rebel’ mascot
    By T. Rees Shapiro July 27

    Students and alumni from a Richmond-area high school are seeking to revive the school’s historic mascot, a Confederate soldier known as the “Rebel Man,” spurring debate about the appropriateness of public school connections to the Civil War and its icons.

    More than 1,200 students, alumni and parents with connections to Henrico County’s Douglas S. Freeman High School have signed a petition calling on the administration to use its Rebel mascot — which dates to the 1950s — for the school’s athletic events.

    “I think he really represents us as the Southern school that we are,” said Alecsys Brown, 16, a rising senior at Freeman who helped start the petition. “Since Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy, a Southern soldier really represents us as a school.”

    more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/in-richmond-students-seek-to-revive-rebel-mascot/2014/07/27/f5528214-142c-11e4-98ee-daea85133bc9_story.html?hpid=z3

    • rikyrah

      Nat Turner…he got shyt done.

    • Town

      This is just Tea Party foolery. The Rebel Man mascot had been discontinued for years.

      And by the way, there’s a high school 20 minutes away called Lee (as in Robert E.) and Davis (as in Jefferson Davis). Their mascot is the Confederates but you don’t see them running around with Confederate flags and gray uniforms either.

      And WTF kind of name is Alecsys? If Alecsys was a black student at Richmond Public Schools he or she would be getting clowned.

  • crazycanuck

    Ok, I just bought dairy free, lactose free cheese, and it was pretty good. I added to egg.

    • rikyrah

      how can it be CHEESE and be dairy free?
      I’m just askin’.
      Sounds suspicious to me.

      • crazycanuck

        ok ok, they call it cheddar style shreds. Dairy free, lactose free, soya free, gluten free

        • nellcote

          Dairy free, lactose free, soya free, gluten free

          so what’s it made of?

      • Alma98

        It’s rubber lol.

        • crazycanuck

          HA HA

  • Miranda

    Boehner is worthless, absolutely worthless.
    House GOP cuts Obama’s $3.7 billion border funding request down to $659 million

    House GOP cuts border funding bill
    By SEUNG MIN KIM Updated: 7/29/14 11:39 AM EDT

    House Republicans will unveil a significantly pared-back emergency funding package of $659 million for the border crisis and are angling for a Thursday vote before Congress flees Washington for the August recess.

    That figure is dramatically lower than the $3.7 billion that President Barack Obama originally requested from Capitol Hill to respond to the influx of unaccompanied children, primarily from Central America, at the Texas border.

    It’s also a far cry from the $1.5 billion in emergency funding that was initially proposed last week by House Republicans.

    “I think there is sufficient support in the House to move this bill,” Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday. “We have a little more work to do, though. We should do something before we go home.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/house-gop-border-bill-funding-cut-109490.html#ixzz38sF8emIE

    • rikyrah

      this is ‘doing something’ without doing anything, and then when this isn’t enough, they can blame the President.

    • Alma98

      Let’s see if the msm calls them out about it.
      They’re running around shouting about immigration but won’t fund it. They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with it but our sorry ass media will go along with them.

  • Miranda

    This child was murdered and God bless his family for not letting this just “go away”
    Georgia school officials sued in Kendrick Johnson’s gym death
    By Alan Duke, CNN
    updated 9:29 AM EDT, Tue July 29, 2014

    (CNN) — The family of Kendrick Johnson filed a wrongful death lawsuit against school officials claiming their lack of action led to his death at the hands of another student.

    Johnson’s body was found in a rolled-up mat in the Lowndes High School gymnasium on January 11, 2013.

    His parents earlier filed a negligence lawsuit against the south Georgia school district claiming it was negligent and violated Johnson’s constitutional right to equal protection based on race. Johnson, 17 when he died, was African-American.

    The new lawsuit accuses the Lowndes County Board of Education, its superintendent and the high school principal of ignoring reports that Johnson was repeatedly attacked and harassed by a white student.

    “As a direct result of and proximate result of defendants’ aforesaid actions and omissions, on or about January 10, 2013, Kendrick Lamar Johnson was violently assaulted, severely injured, suffered great physical pain and mental anguish, and subjected to insult and loss of life, all of which took place at the hands of one or more students while on the property of Lowndes High School and during its normal hours of operations,” the lawsuit said.

    The complaint said school officials knew about an attack on Johnson by a white student during a school bus trip a year earlier and another attack later.

    more here: http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/28/us/georgia-kendrick-johnson-lawsuit/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    The other student “had a history of provoking and attacking” Johnson at school, the lawsuit said.

    • rikyrah

      Rev. Al brought this to national attention too.

    • Alma98

      Good because there’s a coverup going on and this family deserves some answers and justice. This case reminds me of the black woman soldier who was murdered in Iraq. Nobody knows anything but they tried to cover it up. I think her family is still fighting to find out what happened, smh.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda♥ — – –Most of the time: — -THIS is the case: — –The complaint said school officials knew about an attack on Johnson by a white student during a school bus trip a year earlier and another attack later.

      – —-Hope the administrators —get some action taken against them — -BECAUSE: – — “school administrators must contact law enforcement authorities immediately upon notice that a person is engaging or has engaged in activities on school property or at a school sanctioned or sponsored activity that may result or results in injury or serious threat of injury to the person or to another person or his property.” —-

      THEY can B FINED – – –annnd issued other discipline.!!

      SEEKING — – JUSTICE.– – –

      RIHEP♥- – – -CONDOLENCES 2 Family/Friends. — -AMEN♥

  • Miranda

    Maureen McDonnell’s lawyers are really her husband’s lawyers – they aint working in your best interests dear. Better find you some new ones.
    Laura Vozzella ‏@LVozzella 2h
    #McDonnell trial day 2: Bob and Maureen once again arrive separately.

    Laura Vozzella ‏@LVozzella 6m
    Maureen #McDonnell’s lawyers say she had an “inappropriate” relationship with Williams. Prosecutors say it’s all business.

    • rikyrah

      Town done told us this.

      • Miranda

        Those kids gonna let their Daddy send Mama to prison like this? Dang, gonna be some awkward family gatherings this holiday season.

        • Town

          But check it:

          Mrs. McDonnell’s lawyers say that she had an inappropriate relationship with/crush on Williams b/c he filled a void in her life that Bob couldn’t and paid attention to her while Bob didn’t.

          Her defense is that she was a lonely and ignored wife and Williams took advantage of that to get to the governor.

          • Miranda

            Now THIS is the stuff a good campy B-level Lifetime movie calls for! Find some actors from some 1980s sitcoms who need gigs – Crystal Bernard as Maureen – not sure who can play Bob…and this would be some good Sunday afternoon viewing!

          • Town

            Her lawyers said their marriage was busted & broken long before Williams showed up and that’s why he was able to slide right in.

          • qosine


        • Town

          All 5 kids need to sit their asses down, especially the 2 daughters who got their weddings catered.

      • Town

        Mrs. McDonnell’s defense will be their marriage had fallen apart so they couldn’t have conspired on anything.

        • Alma98


    • rikyrah

      His wife wanted to take Christmas Decorations that had been paid for and donated by others. When they told her that she could have them – IF SHE PAID FOR THEM – she left them there.
      Tacky ass mofos, didn’t leave the Mansion so that they could prepare it for Terry McAuliffe and his family. Didn’t leave until the day McAuliffe was inaugurated.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – —ECONOMIC POSITIVITY♥ – –:>)

    — –Consumer confidence soars to highest level since 2007

    – —-Consumers are much more confident about the economy, and the positivity is expected to continue through the year.

    U.S. consumer confidence improved in July for the third month in a row and jumped to levels not seen since October 2007.

    The Conference Board’s monthly index, which tracks how U.S. shoppers feel about the state of the economy, increased to 90.9 this month from 86.4 in June, the research group said Tuesday.

    – —“Strong job growth helped boost consumers’ assessment of current conditions, while brighter short-term outlooks for the economy and jobs, and to a lesser extent personal income, drove the gain in expectations,” Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators at the Conference Board, said in a statement.

    -CONGRATULATIONS — – -SIR♥ — -U! – – -DID! – – -THIS! :>)

  • Miranda

    WOW – Black woman is the new head of the National Basketball Player Association!

    NBPA makes history with election of Michele Roberts as executive director

    July 29, 2014 3:00 am ET

    LAS VEGAS — Nearly 18 months after ousting Billy Hunter, the National Basketball Players Association elected Michele Roberts as its new executive director on Monday.

    Roberts, a Washington, D.C., trial lawyer, became the first woman to lead a male professional sports league union in North America with 32 of a possible 36 votes among player representatives and executive committee members.

    She defeated two other finalists, tech industry CEO Dean Garfield and Dallas Mavericks CEO Terdema Ussery. There were abstentions among the four votes that did not go in Roberts’ favor, as player agents and retired players dissatisfied with the selection process tried to compel clients to abstain or postpone the vote.

    more here: http://www.cbssports.com/nba/writer/ken-berger/24641024/nbpa-elects-michele-roberts-as-executive-director

    • Alma98

      Go head sista!

    • rikyrah

      Let’s give this Sista a hand.

    • GreenLadyHere

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      – —-Lookin’ FORWARD – – -> – – -CONGRATULATIONS! :>)

      B BLESSED –Miranda♥ :>)

    • Kennymack1971


  • GreenLadyHere

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    7 Undeniable Truths A Resident of New York State Knows About
    Found at http://bit.ly/1jOzOW6 pic.twitter.com/4elhV4JU6F

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  • Miranda

    Young Americans take a dim view of Israel’s actions
    By Aaron Blake July 29 at 6:30 AM

    The United States is a politically polarized country. But when it comes to views of what’s happening in Israel, partisanship has nothing on age.

    A new Pew Research Center poll is the second in the past week to show a huge generational split on the current conflict in Gaza. While all age groups north of 30 years old clearly blame Hamas more than Israel for the current violence, young adults buck the trend in a big way. Among 18 to 29-year olds, 29 percent blame Israel more for the current wave of violence, while 21 percent blame Hamas.

    Young people are more likely to blame Israel than are Democrats, who blame Hamas more by a 29-26 margin. Even liberal Democrats are split 30-30. The only other major demographic groups who blame Israel more than Hamas are African Americans and Hispanics.

    more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/07/29/young-americans-take-a-dim-view-of-israels-actions/?tid=pm_politics_pop

    • MsKitty

      The only other major demographic groups who blame Israel more than Hamas are African Americans and Hispanics.

      People of color know colonialism and apartheid when they see it, no matter how the mainstream tries to rationalize it.

      • rikyrah

        it’s so crystal clear to us, it’ s not funny.

      • Tafr

        Thank you! We know what we see point blank. We saw that mess with them watching those bombings as a good ol lychiing picnic, we know.

      • This.

    • rikyrah

      deeper into the poll
      Question: Israel’s actions justified?
      50 JUSTIFIED
      25 JUSTIFIED

  • Town

    Bob McDonnell’s defense opens up around 1pm, watch his defense be that Maureen was a thirsty cheatin money grubbin’ ho who was using access to Bob McDonnell to hang on to Jonnie Williams!

  • Miranda

    When winning is still losing…so he can’t keep the team, but that racist wife of his gets to profit right along with him and her “good name” remains intact.
    Donald Sterling Loses Bid to Block Sale of Clippers
    By BILLY WITZ JULY 28, 2014

    LOS ANGELES — A judge issued a sweeping victory Monday for Rochelle Sterling, ruling that she had the authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to the businessman Steve Ballmer, who has agreed to pay a record $2 billion for the franchise.

    In the most significant parts of his ruling, Judge Michael Levanas of California Superior Court said that Rochelle Sterling had properly followed the directions of the family trust in removing Donald Sterling, her estranged husband, as co-trustee and that the sale of the team could be completed without waiting for what would be a lengthy appeal.Continue reading the main story

    Rochelle Sterling, who attended court most days during a trial that stretched over three weeks and was called a “pig” by her husband after she had left the witness stand, wept as she left the courtroom after Levanas’s oral ruling, which will not become official until he files it in writing. Rochelle Sterling’s team of lawyers and advisers embraced as they stood to leave the courtroom. Donald Sterling was not in court Monday.

    more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/29/sports/basketball/judge-ruling-donald-sterling-sale-clippers.html?_r=0

    • I’m warped but well played Rochelle. Very well played.

      • Miranda

        She came out of this completely unscathed – much richer, and gets to lead a charity so she can get to have “great philanthropic endeavors” on her bio – and all as a result of embarrassing her cheating husband.

        Very well played.

  • GreenLadyHere

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  • rikyrah

    Mayor O’Neal goes to Washington
    GOP Mayor Adam O’Neal of Belhaven, NC, arrives in Washington, D.C. to highlight the closure of his town’s local hospital and why Medicaid expansion saves lives.


  • rikyrah

    2016 hopeful’s ethics controversy
    Ari Melber talks with New York Times reporter Nick Confessore about NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) alleged interference in an anti-corruption commission.


  • GreenLadyHere

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  • isonprize

    H/t The Obama Diary. (reposted from the wrong place)
    Here’s the shorter version. Get sick? Die quick.

    Here’s the single best analysis of the Halbig anti-Obamacare ruling

    “The opponents of Obamacare have from the beginning found themselves driven by the logic of their position to make arguments that are increasingly morally repulsive.” – Andrew Koppelman, Northwestern University


  • Town

    Well damn:

    Bob McDonnell’s defense attorney said Wifey told Bob she hated him because he was broke and didn’t pay attention to her.

    • isonprize

      That’s his defense?? DAAAAMMMMMMMNNN.

      • Town

        His defense will be he was workin’ hard for the state of Virginia, wife was dissatisfied with that and played around with Jonnie Williams. That no matter what he did, Maureen was never satisfied with what he did.

    • Alma98

      Alrighty then! Lifetime has to make a movie, they just have to lol.

      • Town

        We need to cast the McDonnell movie right now!

        • Alma98

          I’m trying to think of somebody who can play Maureen. lol

          edit: I got it! Helen Mirren would do a damn good job of playing Maureen.

          • Town

            The lady who misses out being cast as Maureen can get cast as Ann Romney since prosecutors flew to California to interview Mitt & Ann for this trial.

          • Alma98

            Yep, lol!

          • nellcote

            why interview the Rmoneys?

          • Town

            The prosecution was hoping the Romneys would give them some dirt but came up empty handed, according to the defense.

            Edit: I’m thinking the prosecution was wondering if Romney & em knew what was what with McDonnell & em and that’s why he didn’t choose him as VP.

          • Miranda

            Crystal Bernard..she played Helen on “Wings” and been in quiet a few Lifetime and Hallmark movies

          • Alma98

            Ooo yes, her too! Now what about Bob?

          • Alma98

            Yes lawd that thick ass hairdo! LOL

          • Town

            Or Meryl Streep!

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        Lifetime or Tyler Perry needs to write this in to the Haves and the Have Nots.

        This could be a good HBO Picture fare as well.

    • rikyrah

      you nailed it, Town

  • Alma98
    • isonprize

      uh…..no. No, sir. NOPE. Wow… No.

    • MsKitty

      Wait, what?

    • Miranda

      I’ve read about this kind of circumcision ceremony before…..Im not one to disparage others cultures too much but ummmm…


      • Alma98

        Me either Miranda, but this just doesn’t seem right.

    • GOVCHRIS1988
    • GreenLadyHere

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  • Miranda

    wow……5 weeks until NFL season kicks off! And if you are a fantasy player…i strongly suggest you try and get Jadeveon Clowney on your defense…good Lord!

    This is why he was the #1 pick…he is a freak of nature.

    • MsKitty

      I lost track of where he was those last few seconds of the first tweet, like he vanished into thin air.

      • Miranda

        He worth every bit of being the #1 pick just watching this.

  • Town

    McDonnell movie casting:

    Maureen McDonnell: Crystal Bernard, Meredith Baxter or Cybill Shepherd

    Bob McDonnell:

    Johnnie Williams:

    Generic McDonnell Daughter #1:

    Generic McDonnell Daughter #2:

    McDonnell Twin Boys:

    Doug Wilder:

    Ken Cuccinelli:

    Mitt Romney:

    Ann Romney:

    The Chef:

    Cast it!

    • jds09

      Orlando Jones as Doug Wilder.

      • Town

        He’s too young, and James Earl Jones is too big to play Wilder.

    • Alma98

      I’m going with Miranda’s choice for Maureen. I can’t think of anyone for Bob lol. I’mma have to have a think on the rest.

      Maureen- Crystal Bernard

      Doug Wilder- Ron Glass

      • rikyrah

        Ron Glass is a perfect choice!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ Town ***BIG HUG** :>)

      —KUDOS 2 the “Casting Director.” – — :>)
      Thank U 4 UPDATING us on this —DRAMA. .- – – -errrr – – –TRIAL.. :>)

      B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • rikyrah

      Bob McDonnell – Josh Brolin, because he can to the good hair thing well.
      Maureen McDonnell – Patricia Clarkson
      Johnnie Williams – Billy Bob Thornton
      Doug Wilder – Jeffrey Wright with aging makeup
      Ken Cuccinelli- Gabriel Macht (Suits)
      Mitt Romney- Jon Hamm
      Ann Romney- January Jones

      • qosine

        These are GOOD, rikyrah. LOL
        What about Ellen Barkin for Ann Romney?

        • rikyrah

          hmmm…Ellen Barkin…can she play Human Mannequin?

          • qosine

            With a smirk. LOL

          • jds09

            Melody Griffin…BAM!

          • rikyrah


  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- — -JUSTICE – — -4 Dear Shamyia♥ – – –

    – – —Justice For Shamiya: Chicago Teen Arrested For Shooting 11-Year-Old Girl

    — —Chicago police have finally arrested someone in connection with the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams.

    Shamiya was at a sleepover at her friend’s home earlier this month when she was struck by a stray bullet from gang fight and died. It’s taken authorities about a week, but the New York Daily News reports that cops have tracked down a suspect.

    Tevin Lee, 18, was looking to fire off his gun during a dispute between two 14-year-old boys. Supposedly, one of the boys was beaten by a group of his rivals. When word got back to Tevin that his friend’s brother had been jumped, he immediately went looking for revenge.

    According to ABC 7, the shooter thought he’d heard that a gang member was involved in the attack. Police said that he fired his weapon several times when he spotted his target; sadly, one of the shots went through an open window and struck Shamiya in the head.
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  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– —Seeking – – – -JUSTICE– —
    – – – –Custody trial set for father of boy found in basement
    – —A custody trial is set for September for the father of a boy found in the basement of his home in June to decide whether he will lose custody of his three children.

    A pretrial hearing was held Monday for Charlie Bothuell IV and his wife, Monique Dillard-Bothuell on Monday in Wayne County juvenile court.

    Bothuell and Dillard-Bothuell, could lose permanent custody of his son, Charlie Bothuell V, 12, and the boy’s 4-year-old and 10-month-old siblings.
    THERE IS MORE- – –

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  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥—MR. PRESIDENT♥ – – –YEAR of ACTION — –
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    President meets w/House Dems. to discuss economic issues;
    PM: visits
    wounded service members at Walter Reed Medical Center (more)

    – – -☺President later heads to Kansas City for dinner w/supporters who wrote to him. Overnights KC, economic speech Wed.

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  • rikyrah

    Dangerous Game

    ByJosh Marshall
    PublishedJuly 28, 2014, 3:19 PM EDT

    US officials are “fuming” in the AP’s words at the barrage of Israeli criticism of Secretary of States John Kerry. But as Chemi Shalev notes in Haaretz, there’s a deeper backstory. Nothing gets the Obama administration’s ire up like the perception (very often grounded in reality) that Netanyahu and his government ministers are trying to scuttle his initiatives by inveigling themselves into domestic partisan conflict in the US. Specifically, using GOP proxies as cut-outs to push back against the President’s initiatives.

    This is not entirely new. There was an episode during the first Bush administration when the shoe was on the other partisan foot. But Netanyahu, who speaks perfect English and lived a number of years in the United States, is better able to do it than many of his predecessors. And the US partisan alignment creates more tools to do it with.

    In one very notable example, Israel’s current Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, is a former GOP political operative who once worked for Frank Luntz, and only made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) in 2005. He even reportedly played some role (though I suspect a small one since he was just out of college at the time) in creating the 1994 Contract with America. It’s usually good for both countries when a country’s ambassador has a deep relationship with the country’s head of government. It makes more seamless and reliable communication possible. And all seem to agree that Dermer’s relationship with Netanyahu is very, very deep – this article refers to him as “Bibi’s Brain.”


    • crazycanuck

      I didn’t know bibi had a brain

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ — – –MEDIA ALERT:- – -MR. PRESIDENT 2 Make A Statement On the UKRAINE – -2:50 pm ET :>)

  • rikyrah

    White House To Boehner: We Did NOT Start Impeachment ‘Scam’

    BySahil Kapur
    Published July 29, 2014, 1:04 PM EDT

    The White House fired back at Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday after the Republican told reporters that talk of impeachment is a “scam” by Democrats to raise money and gin up their base.

    “Well if that’s the case then I suspect that there may be members of the Republican conference that didn’t receive the memo,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at his daily briefing, proceeding to rattle off a list of Republicans who have floated impeachment.

    “We’ve seen comments in recent months from Congressman Steve King from Iowa, Congressman Ted Yoho from Florida, Congressman Lou Barletta from Pennsylvania, the distinguished Congressman Steve Stockman from Texas; his fellow Texan Blake Farenthold has raised this prospect. We’ve even seen Kerry Bentivolio from Michigan call this a dream come true. I think that was about 9 or 10 months ago,” Earnest said. “So that’s an indication that if the case then maybe the Speaker should direct that attention and that message to members of his own conference.”


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  • JB20005

    Because it takes Arizona for this kind of crazy…

    A top neuroscientist at the Barrow Institute in Phoenix was arrested at Sky Harbor international airport yesterday, for negligently pointing his shoulder slung AR-15 rifle at a pair of women while getting a cup of coffee.


    The good caucasian doctor has been charged with 2 counts of disorderly conduct with a weapon. I can only imagine how things might have gone if he’d been of African, Mexican, or Middle Eastern ancestry.

    • Alma98

      Disorderly conduct my ass! Like you said JB if he were a poc he’d be facing jail time.

      • JB20005

        If he wasn’t mowed down by airport security or Joe Arpaio’s goons first.

        • Alma98


    • isonprize

      uh, um, excuse me, JB. I have a question…

      How does one “NEGLIGENTLY POINT” an AR-15 at two people?

      What does that even look like??? :blink:

      • JB20005

        He was trying to take a sip of coffee, and I’m guessing he wasn’t paying attention to how he was holding his piece.

        You can open carry long rifles in the non-secure areas of Sky Harbor, because sheee-yit, this is Maricopa County!

    • edp4bho

      Take this one step further. If the women were poc, would he have been charged? I only assume they were not. Same issue, different flip of the coin.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– –N.C.Mayor O’neil —Completes March2 Washington, D.C.- – — –☺http://www.wcti12.com/news/belhaven-mayor-wraps-march-to-dc-to-save-hospital/27176986

    —-Belhaven mayor meeting with congressman in Washington D.C.
    – — – –Mayor Adam O’Neal is trying to save ENC hospital

    – – – –☺He was joined by — -The REV. DR. William Barber. :>)
    – – —– – — -♠http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-z3GPDrffA

    – – – —–Mayor Adam O’Neil, (R) City of Belhaven, NC & Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, North Carolina NAACP & Jacki Schechner, Health Care Reform Expert all join Thom Hartmann.


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  • nellcote

    Brian Murphy @Burrite · 5h
    Be on the alert for GOP members of congress deleting impeachment-related tweets today.

  • nellcote

    Hugh Naylor @HughNaylor · 17h
    Windows in my hotel blown out. There was a strike directly next to the hotel adjacent to mine. All housing foreign reporters

  • rikyrah

    Extra alarm over CPS preference in firefighter hiring

    Mon, 07/28/2014 – 8:02pm

    Mark Brown

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel barely caused a ripple of reaction two years ago when he announced Chicago Public School graduates would be given a leg up when applying for city jobs.

    But now that the city is preparing to take applications for firefighters for the first time in a decade, Emanuel’s “CPS preference” policy is sparking an outcry from some city residents who say it discriminates against graduates of Catholic and other private schools.

    Several elected officials from the city’s Northwest and Southwest sides tell me the issue has heated up in the last two weeks after the city posted its job announcement for the forthcoming firefighters exam.

    “People have been really upset,” said Ald. Nicholas Sposato (36th), a firefighter whose Northwest Side ward has historically been home to many city workers.

    Sposato said lifelong residents of the city are asking him why they are being penalized for exercising their religious beliefs by sending their children to Catholic schools.

    Of course, there’s a little more to it than that, with the Chicago Public Schools being overwhelmingly composed of minority students and with the Fire Department being a city agency where minorities have traditionally had difficulty getting hired.

    Ald. Howard Brookins (21st) said those who are complaining “have been at an advantage for more than 100 years” in getting into the Fire Department, which he called “the whitest department in the city of Chicago.”


  • aleth

    Why are people mad about the exodus movie? Hollywood is not dumb..it knows it needs the color of the Egyptians and Israelites to be white in order for whiteness to continue living in it’s myth. Making them key religious figure is essential to the mindset of European Jews who populate the current isreal and evangelicals. They need to also enforce white superiority and relegate black folks…