August 21, 2014

Wednesday Afternoon Thread: 70s Soul

They just don’t make’em like this anymore!

Marlena Shaw – Go Away Little Boy (her talking intro is priceless!)

Rufus – Tell Me Something Good

Al Green – I’m So Tired Of Being Alone

Harold Melvin and Blue Notes – If You Don’t Know Me By Now

The O’Jays – Stairway To Heaven

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  • isonprize

    Here’s your laugh for the afternoon.

    YOU HAD ONE JOB!

    • Aquagranny911

      LOL! Those steps made my sore knee cringe in pain!

      • isonprize

        AG, if you didn’t, go back and click through the site.

        There are some pictures that will make you laugh ’til you cry!! The page in your knee will go away!! LOLOLOL

        • Aquagranny911

          OMG! I missed that on the first pass! I sympathize with that burger one because one of the last few times I went to McDonalds I actually got a sandwich missing the cheese & the burger, just pickles, sauce & lettuce, lol!

          • Alma98

            LOL!

    • Miranda

      ROFLMAO

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

      LOL

    • Alma98

      LMBAO!!

    • PBomb

      LOL!

  • isonprize

    Here’s an actually legitimate reason to have a billboard. I LOVE it when science and engineering come together for GOOD!!!

    UTEC – Potable Water Generator – Lima, Peru

    • Miranda

      Cool

    • Aquagranny911

      That is too totally cool! My baby brother works for a health organization & he’s been just about everywhere that people are in most need. The sickest he ever got was in Peru from the polluted water. Everybody in his crew got Tourista so bad because the person responsible for boiling the drinking water didn’t do it correctly.

      My Bro said that between the altitude & the humid air, breathing was often difficult especially before they got acclimated. He put Peru on the bottom of his list as a place to return to. Considering that he has been all over Africa, Asia, other parts of South America & spent over a year in Haiti (His crew just happened to be there when the quake occurred so they stayed on) this says a lot!

    • Alma98

      That is awesome!

  • GreenLadyHere

    - –GOOD AFTERNOON miranda/POU FAM♥ – - – - -***BIG HUG*** :>) – -

    - – -miranda — –OOOOweeee – —Chaka.Rufus — ->DAT BASS BEAT!! :>) – -That was da BUSINESS!! — -LOL–

    —-YOUR MUSIC VAULT is DA BOMB!! – — :>) – - – -

    REV Al. GREEN – - -might look at his PIC differently – - -NOW. LOL– -

    — -1 MO’ – - -Main Ingredient – just dont want to be lonely

    – - -Miranda — – THANK U 4 THIS FUN THREAD. :>) – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – - -HAH!! – - – -THIS is a STR8 — GLOAT!! – - – -

    ——Fox News Could Be Facing Extinction as 29% of Their Younger Viewers Drop Fox — -

    — – - Younger television viewers continue to abandon Fox News in droves. In February, Fox is down another 29% with viewers age 25-54 in primetime.

    While total viewership numbers remained flat for Fox News, their problem with younger viewers got worse in February. Compared to February 2012, Fox News has lost 29% of their age 25-54 viewers in primetime. Bill O’Reilly’s viewership is down 3% overall, and 29% with viewers age 25-54. Sean Hannity’s total viewership is down 11% in total, and 35% with viewers age 25-54. Greta Van Susteren’s total viewership is down 21%, and 32% with viewers age 25-54.

    — -HAH! – — – DEY done – - -FREED THEIR MINDS. . . . . Mayne the REST will follow. LOL- – -

    [Gotta "bounce"- -- -MISSIN' U/CARRYIN U - --IN MY ♥] – -C YA SOON. :>) -

    • Admiral_Komack

      CNN is waiting in the wings…

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        – - —LOL – - -I KNOW -HUH? :>) – — Good 2 C U Admiral. :>) –

  • Alma98

    Whooo! That snow ain’t no joke we just finished snow blowing. Good Afternoon everyone.

    • Aquagranny911

      “Good morning Sunshine….”

      Or I suppose it is afternoon now. Don’t tell me how much snow. My oldest daughter told me they got a foot of snow where she lives in CO on Monday.

      I’ve been willing my knee to heal fast so I can go back to CO soon for baby daughter but I’m also willing all snow & ice to be gone when I get there, lol.

      • Alma98

        It started snowing again as soon we finished. My hubby and sons can take care of it. lol

  • Aquagranny911

    Loving the music!

  • Aquagranny911

    Got to share this for laughs.

    My oldest Daughter & her Hubby just bought another house on Sunday & put their house on the market because they have out-grown their small starter home now they have three kiddos.

    This AM, my SIL had their listing up online to see how the pics came out. Six year old granddaughter was watching & shouted out:

    “We need to buy this house! This house is great! See they have swings & a playhouse just like ours! Buy this house Papi, buy this house!”

    8 year old grandson got into it also with:

    “That house is awesome! They have a baby gate for Elena & they even have a dog like ours! We really need to buy this house!”

    When told that this was pictures of their own house, Grandson remarked:

    “Why are we moving?”

    We all got such a laugh & hope potential buyers are as enthusiastic as the current young dwellers of this house!

    • Alma98

      hahahaha! too cute!

  • isonprize

    Hate, hate posting links to HuffPo, but this is just ridiculous…

    Numéro Magazine ‘African Queen’ Editorial Uses White Model

    Blue eyes, blonde hair, in “brown” make-up… Never heard of the magazine, but folks have just lost their damn minds…

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

      I posted this the other day. They think they’re slick trying to mask blackface as “art”.

      • isonprize

        Exactly. Jews never call it ‘art’ when a swastika is painted on the side of a synagogue.

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

    Justice Scalia aka Fat Tony’s statement

    JUSTICE SCALIA: Well, maybe it was making that judgment, Mr. Verrilli. But that’s — that’s a problem that I have. This Court doesn’t like to get involved in — in racial questions such as this one. It’s something that can be left — left to Congress.

    The problem here, however, is suggested by the comment I made earlier, that the initial enactment of this legislation in a — in a time when the need for it was so much more abundantly clear was — in the Senate, there — it was double-digits against it. And that was only a 5-year term.

    Then, it is reenacted 5 years later, again for a 5-year term. Double-digits against it in the Senate. Then it was reenacted for 7 years. Single digits against it. Then enacted for 25 years, 8 Senate votes against it. And this last enactment, not a single vote in the Senate against it. And the House is pretty much the same. Now, I don’t think that’s attributable to the fact that it is so much clearer now that we need this. I think it is attributable, very likely attributable, to a phenomenon that is called perpetuation of racial entitlement. It’s been written about. Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes.

    MORE: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/02/27/1646891/scalia-voting-rights-act-is-perpetuation-of-racial-entitlement/

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

    @AlisaJass President #Obama meets a 3yr old relative of civil-rights icon #RosaParks at the U.S. Capitol pic.twitter.com/jUjcAitORA

    • Miranda

      That’s beautiful!

  • rikyrah

    The Political Importance of Elizabeth Warren

    Financial reform in the United States and worldwide hangs in the balance. The problems that brought us the terrible crisis of 2007-08 have not been fixed. Some underlying weaknesses are actually worse than they were a decade ago, including the problem of “too big to fail” global megabanks.

    Europe is backtracking on financial reform issues; its policymakers are too preoccupied with holding the eurozone together. In the US, there will be no new legislation under the current Congress – and probably not for a long while to come. The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 may turn out to be a framework for effective regulation, or it might become another set of empty promises. So far, implementation has been slow.

    Implementation depends on regulators – some of whom are very good, while others remain in thrall to the big Wall Street banks. The issues are detailed and technical, and the financial lobby has deployed a small army of highly paid experts on a mission of delay, dilution, and diversion. The process is still subject to political supervision, but many politicians are easily bamboozled when the conversation really gets into the weeds.

    This is why newly elected Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is already proving so effective. Warren has worked hard on financial-sector issues over many years. She had the key ideas that led to the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and she helped get that agency on its feet. But she has also been engaged with all of the other practical details of financial reform for as long as anyone – in part due to her experience as chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).

    Warren is now bringing this expertise to bear where it is needed most – directly on senior regulators. In her most high-profile intervention to date, she castigated leading officials at a Senate Banking Committee hearing on February 14, beginning with a simple question: When was the last time you took a big bank to trial?

    http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/elizabeth-warren-versus-the-financial-regulators-by-simon-johnson

  • lamh36

    Hardcore question of the day: Best R&B Group of the 90s? This is not based on record sales, just on feeling. Jodeci vs Boyz II Men!!!!

    • Miranda

      As the 5th member of EnVogue, I am going with Cindy, Max, Dawn and Terry!

      • lamh36

        mIranda, the question was about Jodeci vs Boyz II Men. but check out my latest comment, I was just coming to post it.

        • Miranda

          Well damn I didn’t know it was 20 Questions planned!

          • lamh36

            LOL. You know how I do Miranda when I get on my groove…LOL

    • Aquagranny911

      Boyz II Men!!!

    • Joy

      Jodeci! I used to crush hard on Mr. Dalvin and Davante…lol.

    • Town

      Boyz II Men.

    • rikyrah

      Boyz II Men

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

      Boyz II Men!

    • TyrenM

      Jodeci.

    • vulcan_girl

      Boyz II Men!

    • PBomb

      Boyz II Men

  • lamh36

    More hardcore 90s music questions: SWV vs En Vogue?!!!!

    • Joy

      SWV.

    • Town

      En Vogue until Dawn left.

      SWV was basically just Coko and ‘em.

    • rikyrah

      En Vogue

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WMASPEAW55IV4QJGMDNXZL6R6Y udonthave2likeme

        En Vogue!!!

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

      This one is hard! Vocally, En Vogue beats SWV, but musically Imma hafta go with SWV.

    • AxelFoley

      EnVogue without a second thought.

    • TyrenM

      Funky Divas. Next.

    • vulcan_girl

      En Vogue

    • PBomb

      En Vogue

  • lamh36

    90′s musc hardcore question Teddy Riley vs Teddy Riley: Guy vs Blackstreet

    • Joy

      Guy.

    • Town

      Guy

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

      Guy hands down.

    • AxelFoley

      Guy.

      Love BlackStreet, but Guy…Guy was my SHIT.

    • TyrenM

      Guy

    • vulcan_girl

      Guy

    • PBomb

      Guy all the way!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WMASPEAW55IV4QJGMDNXZL6R6Y udonthave2likeme

      Guy!!

  • lamh36

    Alright this one is a hard one. 90s Hardcore Music Battle: Best R&B Lovemaking singer/songwriter: R “Bump N Grind” Kelly vs Brian “Anytime” McKnight or Keith “you may be young but ur ready” Sweat?

    • Joy

      I hate choosing RKelly because of his issues, but damn…love his music!

      • Miranda

        I hate choosing Kellz too…but 12 Play is just classic.

    • Town

      R. Kelly hands down.

    • rikyrah

      the hand is raised for Keith ‘ NOBODY’ Sweat.

      damn, I love that song. got it on my Kindle Fire

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

      R. Kelly

    • TyrenM

      Keith is still in the “after dark” rotation.

    • vulcan_girl

      Keith Sweat was the soundtrack to my high school dances – all good memories!

  • lamh36

    More hardcore 90s battles: Monica va Brandy vs Aaliyah (let’s forget for a minute that Aaliyah died, I’m talking about which one would u want to keep if u could keep one CD!)

    • Aquagranny911

      Brandy!

    • Joy

      Aaliyah.

    • Town

      Aaliyah but only after she hooked up with Missy, Timbaland etc.

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

      Aaliyah

    • TyrenM

      Baby Girl…quit playin. Aaliyah.

  • lamh36

    Alright final battle of the night and I think it’s the hardest! Let’s forget for a minute that Whitney Houston died. If you had to choose based on how u felt in the 90s, who’s CD was in constant rotation on your “walk-man”! Mariah Carey vs Whitney Houston.

    • Aquagranny911

      No contest! Whitney Houston

    • Joy

      Neither.

      • Admiral_Komack

        Neither.

    • Town

      Mariah. I was never a big Whitney fan.

    • rikyrah

      Whitney

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

      Mariah

  • lamh36

    Okay, I can’t stop. 90′s music battle: Most Inspirational Ballad of the 90′s: Mariah Carey “One Sweet Day” or R Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”

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

      “One Sweet Day”

    • AxelFoley

      The one that was on the “Space Jam” soundtrack.

    • TyrenM

      One Sweet Day.

  • lamh36

    Party jam of the 90′s hands down: Montel Jordan’s “This Is How We Do It”. This shit is STILL a party jam.

    • goldenstar

      LOVE!!!

    • rikyrah

      yep

  • lamh36

    This is an easy one, I don’t think there is any contest, but I put it to ya’ll: Janet Jackson vs Mariah Carey. Based solely on the way chicks used to dress at Southern in ’95, I’ma give this one to Janet! If I saw another Native American inspired choker or mid-driff baring vest, I would have jumped off Southern stadium!

    • Town

      Janet for dancability

      Y’all know you were doing the Rhythm Nation hand movement (5…4…3…2..1…)

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

      Janet! And don’t forget the Poetic Justice braids!

    • AxelFoley

      Ya’ll know I’m nasty, so I’ma have to take Ms. Jackson.

    • vulcan_girl

      Janet – I’m from the key on the hoop earring era!

    • Admiral_Komack

      Janet.

  • lamh36

    Party banger of the 90′s! Which one of this songs will always get u on the dance floor, even today? Which one do you still know that actual dance moves in the video!!! Bell Biv Devoe – Poison vs BlackStreet – No Diggity.

    I’ma choose Poison, just cause I know every word to both songs, but if I’m standing anywhere when Poison comes on, I’m start doing the dances…lol!

    • Town

      Poison

    • rikyrah

      Poison

    • Ebogan63

      Poison

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

      Man, my dad HATED Poison! Whenever the beginning part would come on, he’d turn the radio off. It’d be like, da da-da-da da da da da CLICK! LOL!

      • Alma98

        LOL

    • AxelFoley

      Poison. It’s true what them boyz said–”Never trust a big butt and a smile.” Learned that shit the hard way.

      • jds09

        But I bet you had a good time. (And yes the pun was intended)

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

    I can’t with this dude. I just can’t….

    Christopher Hayes ‏@chrislhayes
    One very important reason to read the history of Reconstruction is to remember that racial progress is not a given. Things can go backwards.

    • Miranda

      What is he rambling about?

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

        It’s like he had this racial epiphany and is just so proud of himself that he had to share.

        • Miranda

          Imma need for the progressive white people with sense to come get their people tonight. If you think this is bad…have you seen what some silly child on Jezebel wrote? I just posted it up top.

      • trose1

        He is trying to figure out why TJMS has 8 million listeners and he can get only 200K maybe 300K people to watch his trifling show.

      • isonprize

        WHO KNEW?!?!

        In your best Huggy LowDown voice.

        Oh, yeah, ask Chrissy if he knows who that is….

    • trose1

      LOL, “racial progress is not a given” rolling my eyes

    • isonprize

      @chrislhayes

      SHUT.THE.F&^K.UP.

      • AxelFoley

        This rightchere.

    • jds09

      Look in the sky…it’s Captain Obvious!

    • Aquagranny911

      Chris Hayes is a four eyed fribble. Nasty little asswipe!

      • Alma98

        I love this comment AG, it’s so good to have you back. Also I’m stealing four eyed fribble.

      • nathkatun7

        Aqua I passionately dislike Chris Hayes. But on the history of Reconstruction, he is right: Things did go backwards! The only thing he omitted to point out was the role of Progressive Republicans (comparable to our current PL/Emoprogs) who abandoned Blacks during Reconstruction and started questioning the wisdom of having supported their right to vote. People like Chris Hayes, who have been attacking the President non-stop, on such issues as as drones and health reform, need to study the history of Reconstruction. It was the “holier than thou” Republican progressives who abandoned Blacks during Reconstruction, behind the excuse that the Republican party was corrupt.

    • TyrenM

      To bed I go…early. This mf is hosting The Last Word. UGH. Joy Ann, where art thou?

    • Admiral_Komack

      How white of him.

  • GreenLadyHere

    – - —HEEY! :>) – - Don’t remember seein’ THIS —Sooooo SAD —

    —–Student Killed At Coastal Carolina University Residence Hall [VIDEO]

    —— -Anthony Darnell Liddell (pictured), 19, a student at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, was pronounced dead at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center after being shot to death outside of a campus residence hall, reports CCU’s website, Coastal News.

    The gunman is still at large.

    According to the school, there were approximately 4 or 5 shots outside the University Place residence hall. Liddell took two steps before collapsing against a vehicle, said one witness, and eventually laid motionless on the ground.

    – - – –RIHEP Anthony. —–CONDOLENCES 2 FAMILY/FRIENDS/SYMPATHIZERS – –**raises hand*** AMEN

  • Alma98
    • goldenstar

      He was also on Rev. Al’s show.

    • BluMilw

      Hi Alma98! Did you see Clarke’s response? He’s gone over the edge and it would be nice if our local media would stop asking his ignorant !#$ to comment on everything that goes on.

      • Alma98

        I too wish they would stop talking to this uncle ruckus self hating knee-grow. People have to come out and vote when he comes up for reelection, he has got to go!

  • rikyrah

    The R. Kelly & Mr. Biggs Saga: One of the Greatest Soap Operas of All-Time

    February 29, 2012

    All My Children, Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless and General Hospital—all are good soap operas with interesting storylines and well-developed characters. But each of those soaps are like candles in the sun compared to The R. Kelly & Mr. Biggs Saga. The Kellz and Biggs story had it all: Drama—check. Good storyline—check. Romance—check. Conflict, attractive women and lots of sex—check, check and check. Shit, not even the Goku vs. Frieza saga can compare to Kelly vs. Biggs.

    And although Robert Kelly would go on to write the extremely entertaining “Trapped in the Closet” series, it pales in comparison to his original tale with Isley. Spanning over the course of nine years, the R. Kelly and Mr. Biggs story started with one song—a little tune entitled, “Down Low.”

    With these words, began one of the most epic tales of love, betrayal and infidelity. “Down Low” appeared on R. Kelly’s self-titled 1995 album and became an instant classic. In the video, R. Kelly is the right-hand man to Frank “Mr. Biggs” Biggs (Ronald Isley)—the baddest mob boss in town. Everything is cool until Biggs has to go out of town and asks Kelly to watch over his fine ass wife, Lila Hart (Garcelle Beauvais). Kellz tried to behave, but you know how these things go: When the cat’s away, fuck his wife—or something like that. The secret lovers are eventually caught by Mr. Biggs and his goons (Michael Clarke Duncan as Goon #1) and dealt with swiftly. Both Kelly and Lila get their respective asses beat—thoroughly.

    http://www.mostlyjunkfood.com/the-r-kelly-mr-biggs-saga-one-of-the-greatest-soap-operas-of-all-time/

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

      But how you gonna be “the baddest mob boss in town” when yo’ sidekick is always stealing yo’ women? #That’sNotGangsta

      • rikyrah

        lol

  • isonprize

    Given all of the foolish that Antonin Scalia has spouted today, I feel the need to post this ‘oldie, but goodie’ from Jay Smooth’s Ill Doctrine.

    How To Tell People They Sound Racist

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - —–YUCK!! – — – -WHAT a RACIST – - -HYPOCRITE!! – -
    —PUH-LEEZE!! – — -

    —- —–Cantor To Participate In Civil Rights Pilgrimage – -

    - ——— House Minority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced on Wednesday that he would be participating in the Congressional Civil Rights pilgrimage, led by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and organized by the Faith and Politics Institute, in a 3-day journey across Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery and Selma, Alabama.

    “I am proud to participate in this year’s civil rights pilgrimage alongside Congressman John Lewis, who courageously paved the way for a better life for future generations,” said Cantor in a statement. “We have the opportunity to come together and celebrate this powerful moment in history. I look forward to visiting the sites of so many landmark civil rights events and reflecting on the sacrifice that shaped the greater democracy we live in today.”

    ——***reaches 4 – - -bucket!!*** — —-***shudder***

    P.S. Iffff heee goes — –I HOPE somebody’s – –DOG — -GETS HIM!! – — -LOL -

  • Miranda
    • trose1

      SMDH

    • GOVCHRIS1988
    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      Funny how it’s suddenly not a bad word when it’s used against a 9 yr old Black girl. #HaveASeatMissAnn

    • AxelFoley

      Ok, I’ma start hollerin’ at every white chick I see and call her a See You Next Tuesday. Jezabel gave me the green light, so…

    • aleth

      Damn these white liberals

      Call white woman slut = bad

      Call a black child cunt= good

      I am not on the same team as these assholes

    • 7thangel

      it’s jezebel, you know what to expect from them

    • MsKitty

      Liberal racism at its best. Like I said on twitter, the Gawker/Jezebel folks would have probably enjoyed a good lynching picnic back in the day too.

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

    They really should’ve televised/live streamed today’s SCOTUS arguments…

    Sotomayor Leads Liberal Justices In Defending The Voting Rights Act

    …“Assuming I accept your premise, and there’s some question about that, that some portions of the South have changed, your county pretty much hasn’t,” Sotomayor said of Shelby County, which is 90 percent white. “In the period we’re talking about, it has many more discriminating -­- 240 discriminatory voting laws that were blocked by Section 5 objections. … You may be the wrong party bringing this.”

    “Why would we vote in favor of a county whose record is the epitome of what caused the passage of this law to start with?” she asked, wondering why the Court should invalidate Section 5 if, as she argued, any formula would cover Shelby County. “Discrimination is discrimination.”

    …In the final moments of the argument, Sotomayor, apparently taken aback by Justice Antonin Scalia’s statement that Section 5 is a “perpetuation of racial entitlement,” put the question to Shelby County’s lawyer.

    “Do you think that the right to vote is a racial entitlement in Section 5?” she asked Rein. When he dodged, she asked him again: “I asked a different question. Do you think Section 5 was voted for because it was a racial entitlement?” He dodged again.

    MORE: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/02/sotomayor-liberal-justices-defend-voting-rights-act.php

    • Miranda

      Justice Sotomayor was NOT about the foolishness today.

      • Aquagranny911

        Justice Sotomayor has totally been on a roll & speaking out. I love it!

    • AxelFoley

      Love me some wise Latinas.

      • Aquagranny911

        ♥ LOL!

      • nathkatun7

        Me to Axel! Don’t tell me President Obama didn’t know exactly who he was nominating! Unlike that Bush nominated champ, CT, who makes us black males look so bad, the wise Latina shined today. I am hoping that if President Obama gets another chance to select a Supreme Court justice he can find a wise African American woman to team up with Justice Sotomayor in challenging racist Scalia.

  • jds09

    I love her. I’m I a bad person for hoping that a couple of those justices drop so PBO can replace them with someone whose not longing for the “good ole days” when Negras didn’t feel entitled to anything? (We know they did, but had to pretend not to survive.)

    Get em Sonya.

    • Miranda

      Well, I won’t say you’re a BAD person. LOL – maybe they can just drop and be unable to do their duties and be forced to step down. I’d like for Scalia to have to witness being replaced with a raging liberal black woman.

    • lamh36

      I ain’t gonna lie, I’m —>THIS<—- close to driving down to NOLA and visiting the local "spiritual" shop in the quarter and buying a couple of really powerful gris gris…but I wouldn't want the powerful ass gris gris to rub off on me…lol

    • TresL

      You are vocalizing what I’ve been thinking since PBO began campaigning in 2007. I often wonder why these hateful, racist bastards like Cheney, Ailes, Limbaugh, McConnell, McCain and countless others seem to live forever while Hadiya, Trayvon and those babies in Newtown are taken so young. It just does not make any sense.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY jds09. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – — -***fist bump*** —:>) — -NOT 2 worry ’bout your thoughts —

      —– -KARMA’s – –GOT DIS!! — -HAH!

      —– MR. PRESIDENT WILL MAKE SOME APPOINTMENTS! :>)–

      — –Good 2 C U jds09.. :>) –

    • jziglar

      You are not the only one. This Supreme Court will go down as the most despicable court in American history. I really wish Kennedy, Scalia, Thomas (since they are the oldest conservatives on the court ) would just go away.

      • jds09

        Up there with the Dred Scott court.

        • nathkatun7

          You are right Jds! Upon reading Scalia’s remarks, I also thought of the “Plessy v.Ferguson” Court, which said that you can have “Separate but Equal” because law should never be used to “commingle the races” in violation of what divine nature intended. Never mind the reality that Homer Plessy, who was discriminated against by the Louisiana state laws, was 7/8th white. As far as race mixing goes, Homer Plessy was already commingled, but the court judged that his 1/8th African blood made him unfit to associate with whites.

      • nathkatun7

        Actually, Thomas is fairly young, compared to other justices, so he is going nowhere. For me, he is the most infuriating of all those right wingers on the Court. There he is seating right there–aiding and abating people who would do harm to black people — in a position he would never have held had it not been for all the sacrifices other Black people made that forced the system to open up.

        • Camille

          I completely concur Nath.

          More than anyone except maybe Scalia, Clarence Thomas infuriates me beyond words.

          What a sad, sad, despicable man. So full of self-loathing.

          • nathkatun7

            Indeed!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — – -Woo! Hoo! – - — A Little of the –”BROTHAS – -ISLEY” — -:>) –

    — – ☻-SUMMER BREEZE / THE ISLEY BROTHERS – –

    —–☻–Isley Brothers ** It’s Your Thing

    – – ☻ISLEY BROTHERS-Between the sheets-

    – — – - —SaaaaaaaanG!! – - -:>) – - -

  • Miranda

    Hold up…is Bob Woodward trying to say he’s been threatened by the White House??

    • Ebogan63

      Oh, you mean this ‘threatening’ bit from Gene Spurling?:

      “You’re focusing on a few specific trees that give a very wrong impression of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here. … I think you will regret staking out that claim.”

      Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/oh-please-the-white-house-didnt-threaten-bob-woodward-2013-2#ixzz2MAAdoQaE

      Ooohh, sooo ‘threatening’ Even the frat boys at BuzzFeed are clowning Woodward on Twitter.

      • Camille

        LOL!

        And for someone who struts about like the authoritative, all-knowing big cheese – dishing crap out freely and largely made-up – he sure does squeal with fear and freak out like a little toddler, at the slightest cross word sent his way.

        We should all sign and end him a card that reads “Boo—man up Bob”! If you can dish it, you should be able to take it or at the very least expect and prepare for strong push back at your crap!

        LOL.

    • nathkatun7

      He is nothing but a crybaby coward! There is absolutely nothing in what Gene Sperling wrote that can be considered a threat.

  • lamh36

    Man it was really sad to see the father of the kid killed in Newtown with his portrait of him and his son at the hearing.

    I know it’s sexist, but there is still just something powerful about a man crying in full view of anyone other than family

    • MsKitty

      I know it may be sexist, but there is still just something powerful about a man crying in full view of anyone other than family.

      A man crying in general just rips me to shreds. Can’t explain why but it does.

  • lamh36

    I see Keith Ellison went in kinda hard on Sean KKKlannity. KKKlanity was all…”um what did u say”.

    Still, I would prefer Dems do what POTUS seems to be doing, ignoring and osctricizing Faux News. I’m a firm believer in “out of sight, out of mind”.

    It’s the least Faux News deserves.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — UH! OH – — -REV. AL annnnd REP. JOHN LEWIS – -”GO-IN-ON” —–scalia – - -

    —– -Rep John Lewis: Scalia’s ‘racial entitlement’ comment an affront to a cause ‘people d- —-

    – -Guess he 4-GOT HOW ALLA DIS — -FELT!!- –>Anti-Italianism or Italophobia is a negative sentiment toward Italian people or people with Italian ancestry, often expressed through the use of stereotypes, . . . . – -

    - – –GET! —THAT! – — -RACIST!! — – — THANK U!!!- – — -

    • Camille

      Scalia will have his day with Karma. It’s coming – and it will be ironic too.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY SisCamille. ***BIG HUG*** :>)– – -

        – —- -***BIG fist bump*** – –
        -THIS —IS WHEN.- — LOL – -

        Good 2 C U —Sis. :>) – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — – -AHA!!! — -Soooo – –THAT’S where he had his —”HIDDEN CAMERA” – —geesh!! – - -

    - —–2,000 women come forward as ‘victims’ of Johns Hopkins gynecologist who killed himself after it was revealed he recorded exams with camera hidden in a pen- –

    —- –More than 2,000 women have come forward to say they could be victims of a respected Johns Hopkins University gynecologist who was fired after hospital officials caught him videotaping exams with a camera disguised as a pen.
    Dr Nikita Levy, who killed himself at his suburban Baltimore home on February 18, recorded private exams with unknown numbers of patients at the East Baltimore Medical Center.

    Police set up a hotline to help identify Levy’s former patients so they could determine who had been victims of his convert pictures and videos.

    Thousands of women responded.

    Officers and victim’s advocates fear that the some of the patients will not seek the medical treatment they need after learning that their move private, intimate moments with a doctor had been recorded without their permission, CBS Baltimore reports.

    Many of the victims who came forward to Baltimore police were referred to a local non-profit for counseling.
    – — – -SNIP – –
    More…

    - – -FURTHER readin’ – — -kinda indicates that his STAFF —shoulda come forward – –SOONER. – –Hmmm. . .

    • TyrenM

      Feeling for the victims. Hopkins bout to be broke off$$$.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        - – - -***fist bump*** — -U! — AIN’T! NEVA! – - –LIED!! —LOL

        I’m feelin’ sorry 4 his wife. —-She will prolly get NUTTIN’ from his insurance/estate. [Generally -- -insurance doesn't pay out 4 suicide.]. — -

        THIS was – - -BEYOND SAD. – –Good 2 C u – -TyrenM. – –:>) – -

        • Admiral_Komack

          She’ll be lucky if she can afford a can of Spam after the suits are completed.

  • BluMilw

    Tom Joyner posted on FB that CNN is also cancelling Roland Martin’s contract and rumored to be done with Donna Brazile too.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY BluMilw. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      - – - —WOW&1/2!!!! — – -WOW&1/2!!! — —

      –2 PEAS —OUT DA POD!! –NOW!! —LOL – — – —NO LOSS! –

      –THEY both done LOST their —”IN DA STRUGGLE GENE” – -LOL –

      Thanks 4 sharin’ – –:>) – –Good 2 C U :>) – –

    • aleth

      Their usefulness as run its course… We called it

    • eclecticbrotha

      The Caucasian News Network. But Anderson Cooper sure looks nice in a tight T-shirt, tho.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL – —-eclecticbrotha – —— ———>

        —Oh! — -***BIG HUG**** – - -B4 U go> :>) – –

        Good 2 C U – –:>) – — -

      • Camille

        My thoughts exactly.

        In what world do we have Soledad O’Brien let go and Anderson Cooper gets to stay on and comfortably too in a supposed news organization?

        I warned about Roland, Don Lemon etc too. They were all nothing but convenient additions to add a sprinkle of color to the attacks and constant pronouncements of fake outrage and dissatisfaction targeting President Obama.

        And in the end, they still dumped them.

        • nathkatun7

          Roland Martin and Don Lemon must have failed to deliver. They were not able to drastically discourage a sizable portion of the Black community to stay away from voting and thus deny President Obama a second term. The unprecedented AA turnout, especially in states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida and others rendered the Black critics of the President impotent. My take, and I may be wrong here, is that now that President Obama is not running, they have no use for these Blacks. They were only useful when they offered a black face to reinforce white attacks and criticism of the President.

          • Camille

            Indeed!

          • Admiral_Komack

            “Roland Martin and Don Lemon must have failed to deliver.”

            CNN-”Look, you people just didn’t hate the black guy in the White House enough to suit us.
            Nothing personal…but, if you’re interested, we DO have janitorial positions open…”

      • Admiral_Komack

        “But Anderson Cooper sure looks nice in a tight T-shirt, tho.”

        -Gotta look good when you’re playing
        CAPTAIN SAVE A MOTHERFUCKER!
        ….da-da-dadadadadaaaa!

        “Move out of the way, Booker!”
        “I’LL save that cat in the tree!”

    • Town

      Roland so busy worrying about the Obama Administration’s diversity he wasn’t paying attention to CNN’s diversity or coming lack of…

      • Camille

        Isn’t that the truth!

      • Admiral_Komack

        BLACKOUT!

        This…is CNN!

    • Admiral_Komack

      Well, Donna and Roland are exotic names…as far as I know (snark).

  • rikyrah

    Woodward: it’s ‘madness’ for Obama to follow federal law
    By Steve Benen
    Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:22 AM EST

    David Ignatius argues in his new column that congressional Republicans are the “primary culprits” in the sequestration mess, and it’s time for President Obama to step up. How? Obama “should take the steering wheel firmly in hand and drive the car toward the destination where most maps show we need to be heading…. It’s time for an intervention, to take the keys away.”

    Got it. But before we move on, perhaps someone can remind me: how is this legal?

    I don’t mean to be a stickler for details, but we live in a constitutional system in which there’s a rule of law. Congress has the sole power to allocate funds and lay taxes. To be sure, the legislative branch is acting with breathtaking recklessness, acting against the nation’s interests, but the last time I checked, there is no legal mechanism in place that allows the executive branch to “take the keys away” from the legislative branch. Indeed, I believe that would be fairly characterized as a coup.

    My point is not to pick on Ignatius, whose frustrations I share. My point is that many exasperated pundits, when they’re not reflexively and unfairly blaming “both sides” for Washington’s ills, have also abandoned Civics 101. Ignatius would like to see Obama take away Congress’ power of the purse; Ron Fournier thinks Obama can issue orders that Congress must follow, and Bob Woodward thinks the president should simply start ignoring federal laws.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/27/17117597-woodward-its-madness-for-obama-to-follow-federal-law?lite

    • nellcote

      I guess his new book is having disappointing sales…

      • nathkatun7

        That’s probably the truth, nellcote.

    • Camille

      Somebody needs to up Bob Woodard prozac prescription, throw in some serious therapy and send him off on a long vacation to Antarctica with a one way ticket. Throw in Ed Klein and Bernstein too for like-minded company.

      They’ve completely lost their minds and need an intervention or they will completely self-destruct and implode in no time. Actually, they have self-destructed, we just don’t want to witness the final stages of implosion.

    • nathkatun7

      They same people giving the President these stupid advices would probably be the first in line to attack him for violating the Constitution. I am sorry, but I find the vast majority of the media pundits to be useless. And as you rightly pointed out, Rikyrah, many of them are totally ignorant when it comes to the Constitutional separation of powers. These ignorant smug pundits need to pick up a copy of the Constitution and read Article I, sections 7 and 8. If they did, they would realize that it’s the Congress, and especially the House of Representatives, that is charged with the power and responsibility of raising revenues, laying and correcting taxes, and paying for the debt incurred by the United States. The President of the United States is not a King or a dictator. He cannot arrest/dismiss members of Congress who are acting insane or who are acting like spoiled children. Only the majority of voters in their respective districts(House) and States (Senate) have the power to fire them.

  • rikyrah

    A new sequester scheme surfaces

    By Steve Benen
    Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:32 PM EST.

    As you’ve probably heard, tomorrow is the deadline for automatic sequestration cuts, and it’s extraordinarily unlikely that a bipartisan deal will come together, receive votes in both chambers, and be signed into law in the next 36 hours.

    And while there aren’t any meaningful talks or negotiations underway to stop this self-inflicted wound, there is a relatively new effort drawing attention that’s intended to kinda sorta help, at least according to GOP proponents.

    Congressional Republicans are preparing to counter increasingly dire warnings from President Obama about the impact of automatic budget cuts with a plan to give the administration more flexibility in instituting $85 billion in cuts, a proposal they say could protect the most vital programs while shifting more of the political fallout to the White House. [...]

    Seeking to shift responsibility for the cuts to Mr. Obama and to defang attacks by the White House, Republicans were expected to unveil legislation on Tuesday that they said would mitigate some of the biggest concerns. The measure would let agencies and departments cull programs that were long ago proved to be ineffective, and would make sure critical federal functions like air traffic control and meat inspection were spared.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/27/17118656-a-new-sequester-scheme-surfaces?lite

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — –POSITIVE ECONOMIC NEWS :>) – — -

    – — Dow Hits Five-Year High on Bernanke Comments, Data – -

    - —– Major U.S. stock averages surged Wednesday, with the Dow within striking distance from its all-time high, on a raft of good economic data and as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke signaled ongoing support for accommodative monetary policies.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 175.24 points, or 1.26%, at 14,075, just off its all-time closing high of 14,164. The blue-chip index rose by triple digits for a second day in a row.

    The S&P 500 jumped 19.05 points, or 1.27%, to close at 1,516. The Nasdaq increased 32.61 points, or 1.04%, to finish at 3,162.26.
    - – — – SNIP —
    – — -The National Association of Realtors said its pending home sales index rose 4.5% in January after falling 1.9% the previous month. Economists were forecasting a rise of 1%.

    THERE IS MORE. — – — –:>) – –

  • Alma98

    These are some comments over at BJ, they just don’t see the irony.

    Litlebritdifrnt Says:

    over on twitter I am having a discussion (actually I am posting points and Imani is ignoring me) about the importance of names. It is all about Quvenzhane Wallis, Imani and others are arguing that people should just learn how to pronounce her name goddammit and I am arguing that parents who name their children unpronounceable names are hobbling their kids due to the fact that the MBA in charge of hiring can look at a resume with “Qu’asandra” and throw it in the bin before ever granting an interview. The parents that come up with these unpronouceable names are hobbling their kids for life.

    mai naem Says:

    @Litlebritdifrnt: There have been studies showing that people with “black” sounding names are called back less for interviews than people with regular names. Yeah, it sucks and its racist but I would be more interested in my kid getting further in life than having a name that I thought was wonderful.

    • jds09

      Last time I heard that when you show up to the interview you’re still black.

    • Ebogan63

      I really applaud you guys for stickin with those fools at BJ, I just can’t.

      • Alma98

        I only browse here & there I don’t post comments, but I understand what you mean.

        • Admiral_Komack

          Hadn’t been there (BJ) in months…maybe even a year.
          YAWN.

      • Camille

        I can’t either. I’ve just sort of tuned out. The madness and stupidity can be crippling and destructive even for a mere observer.

        There’s this cold, detached insensitivity and a basic humanity and common sense that seems to be completely lost or lacking in so many who’ve been afforded these various mediums and forums to spew.

        We now live in an opportunistic Wendy Williams culture where flippant, hurtful, dehumanizing attitudes abound and are now par for the course for ratings and all else. They’ll rally in defense of the strong and influential or refuse to criticize them for fear of retribution, but they can’t spare a thought for a maligned 9 year old kid.

        • Ebogan63

          As per usual, well said Camille. I am of the opinion that the impersonal nature of the technology used attracts a certain personality type that thrives on the annonymity of these forums to unleash their bullshit for all to see, further cheapening an already coarse and harmful discourse that seems perfectly acceptable to some.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — – ‘member how POIGNANT the “SIGNED” TRIBUTE 2 Trayvon was? – - –
    - -Here’s a piece on – - -A-ASL [African-American Sign Language]

    — – -theGrio’s 100: Carolyn McCaskill, giving black sign language a voice - -

    ———Dr. Carolyn McCaskill, 60, is a deaf but her disability has never held her back. Her life is testimony to overcoming discrimination and achieving academic excellence. Born and raised in the deep south in the 1950s, the Alabama native lost her hearing at the age of five.

    In 1977, McCaskill graduated from Gallaudet University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Social Work. Two years later, she graduated from the same university with a Master’s in Counseling of the Deaf
    – - -SNIP — —
    McCaskill, a professor at Gallaudet University’s Deaf Studies department, researched and co-wrote a groundbreaking book that explores the differences between how African-Americans and mainstream groups sign.

    — -In the first empirical study of its kind, McCaskill and a team of researchers explore in The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL and its accompanying DVD, how Black American Sign Language (Black ASL) has evolved and continues to co-exist with American Sign Language (ASL).
    THERE IS MUCH MORE. — – -THANK U – -DR. McCASKILL♥

    — -HOPE THIS is HELPFUL — -4 my POU FAM♥ – - – -

  • isonprize

    Okay, my late night POU fam. I’m not trying to be alarmist here, but does anyone else think Rev Al hasn’t been looking his best lately?

    I know he did a great job of losing weight and his suits are sharp! But I just don’t get a good feeling about his overall health when I look at him. He just doesn’t look well to me.

    I don’t mean to be Debby Downer, but I’m a bit worried about Al…

    • Alma98

      I’ve been worried for him too, I told my daughter Rev. AL looks like he has anorexia. People forget men can suffer from eating disorders too.

    • Camille

      I worried a bit for him a year or so ago, but finally accepted that a decidedly substantial amount of weight loss will drastically alter a person’s look – especially when they’ve been heavier for a long period of their adult life.

      I think he’s fine and he looks like he’s become very health conscious and taking very good care of himself. So if anything is going on health wise, I bet it’s being sorted out and under control. As people age, they will go through some form of health issue and it doesn’t necessarily have to be a crisis and will almost always be addressed and done with.

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY isonprize. ***BIG – -PA♥ – -HUG*** :>)

      – – - -***SADLY — fist bump*** – — -Been CONCERNED —since he came on. – –2-day his face looked -”ashen”. — -I was SAD. – –

      I sooo much THANK HIM 4 his WORK annnd STAMINA – –BUT – —his weight is troublin’. —I PRAY 4 HIM. :>)- – –

      Good 2 C U isonprize. :>) THANK u 4 sharin’. :>) ***HUGS*** :>)

    • edp4bho

      Out of lurk and about to retire, but I would say he works too damn much. Traveling from city to city, protest to protest, meetings with PBO and others, a mid-noon radio show, and then off to his night time TV show, as he so likes to call it. He needs to remember he’s no spring chicken anymore. Plus, he works radio on holidays. Rev Al could do with a bit of soul food now and then- a little never hurt anybody…LOL ! It surely is hard catching up at night since I can’t view during the day. Peace and a good night !!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY edp4bho♥ — – –***BIG –MISS U – - -HUG*** :>)- — -

        – —-***fist bump*** on the “WORKS 2 MUCH.” —– I wish that he would – –***slow his roll***. — –annnnd REST. :>) – –

        Soooo GOOD 2 C U. :>) – - -

    • goldenstar

      I am not impressed with the make-up artists @ MSNBC. They are terrible with darker skin tones. The only person who looks right is Joy-Ann Reid.

      One of the panelists had makeup that ended 3 inches above her collar this weekend. And, MHP’s make-up is too dark some weeks. I think that Rev. Al’s make-up is wrong. I think they may apply some color that makes him look ashy. Not sold that it’s his color.

      • isonprize

        Well, I will definitely agree with you on the make-up issue. If ever I’m on TV, I either learning to do my own make-up or bringin’ my own ‘artist’

        Okay, y’all. For now, I’m going with ‘he’s workin’ way harder than most folks his age’ and ‘his make-up is all wrong’

        (…whispering as I’m ’bout to shut it down…. Even with all that, he just don’t look ‘right’ to me. I’m still sending up a prayer for Rev Al and his health…)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — –Woo! Hoo! — -”Ride or Die” —-SPOKE!! – - -TRUTH!! :>) – –

    – - -Biden to civil rights leaders: ‘The work you did also liberated white folks’ – -

    ——-Vice President Joe Biden hosted a reception at his Washington, D.C., home to mark Black History Month Wednesday and told those in attendance — including civil rights activists like Rep. John Lewis — that the work they did laid the groundwork for others to assert their rights.

    “The work you did also liberated white folks,” he said.

    He went on to talk about the Voting Rights Act, and said he never expected that during his and President Obama’s run for reelection, he’d see so many “laws that would restrict voting” and attempts to “curtail the right to vote.”

    “I never thought we’d ever have to relive so many things,” he said.
    — – -SNIP – - —
    The vice president opined about those who speak about the black community.

    “It always amazes me how my white liberal friends think they understand the black community,” he said, noting that many of them had never lived in a black community, according to a pool report. And he reminisced about his own youth during the civil rights movement and “the things that affected my life and so many white boys like me.”
    THERE IS MORE. — – - -THANK U!. :>) – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    O.K. POU FAM♥ — – -Get-cher – –photographic paper. :>) – —

    - —-Photo of the Day: Touching history – — :>) – —-

    ———–President Barack Obama meets a three-year-old relative of civil-rights icon Rosa Parks Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol, where Obama delivered remarks at a ceremony dedicating a statue of Parks.</b. – - –
    -***tears**** annnd —***SMILES**** – —

    - – — -Soooooo – —SWEEEEEET! :>) —- -BLESS U – -BOTH. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    – - -***SIiiiiiiiiiiGH*** – - — The -GOP WAR on WOMEN” – — CONTINUES!! –

    - – - – -The Nine Republican Men Who Won’t Consider Any Version Of The Violence Against Women Act – - -

    — — Nine Congressmen — all male Republicans — voted Wednesday against a resolution to allow the U.S. House to consider re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The vast majority of House Republicans (214) and all 200 House Democrats voted for rule, which will allow votes Thursday on the watered-down GOP version of the bill and (assuming that fails), the bipartisan Senate plan.

    The nine Republicans were Representatives Paul Broun (GA), Scott Garrett (NJ), Louie Gohmert (TX), Tim Huelskamp (KS), Walter Jones (NC), Steve King (IA), Thomas Massie (KY), Tom McClintock (CA), and Matt Salmon (AZ).

    – –Three of the nine — Gohmert, Jones, and King — voted for the watered-down Republican version of the bill last May, making their opposition to even bringing up the bill now a surprise. King said of the 2012 bill, “I supported VAWA in 2005 and am doing so again to see to it that victims of domestic violence and sexual assault have access to the resources and protection when they need it the most.” -

    - – - – –RE-THUCKER wimmin – - – –REMEMBER THEM!! — – –REMEMBER!!! — – geesh!! — -

  • GreenLadyHere
  • Camille

    Against my better judgement I decided to read Kathleen Parker’s Wapo article on Mrs Obama – and even worse I skimmed the comments section which I almost never do.

    And more than the usual crap from the right-wing trolls, it was this comment from a supposed Obama supporter and OFA volunteer that really caught my attention. I actually do believe that she is indeed an Obama supporter.

    It captures that unspoken resentment, disapproval and condescension some supporters of the president seem to reserve for his scrumptiously authentic black wife.

    Apparently they liked the “idea” of a “black first lady”, but in reality, they just don’t want her to be black. Bland and nondescript maybe, but certainly not black or “stereotypically black” – whatever that means.

    She’s a great mum and wife she contends, but according to the poster, she isn’t sufficiently “demure or reticent” – per page 5 of the How to be a First Lady handbook. LOL.

    Poster throws in her “loathing” of Barbara Bush for good measure in her bid to convince you all that it’s not a race thing. She’s once upon a time sometime before thoroughly disapproved of *gasp*, a white first lady too! LOL.

    Poster contradicts herself even further when she claims that she “preferred” the Mrs Obama from the first campaign – which sort of left me pretty confused. Wasn’t that precisely the time when the whole “angry black woman” was being bandied about? LOL. You can’t make this stuff up if you tried.

    As I read it, I didn’t know whether to cry or laugh. The commenter is an older white woman, but this general mindset isn’t limited to her and those in her age group.

    It very much manifests itself again and again in the mostly contemptuous, condescending and dismissive manner in which even some of the not so old and younger white “liberals’ generally tend to treat or discuss Mrs Obama.

    The Becky’s as you call them. The Joan Walsh’s, Tina Brown’s, Ana Marie Cox, etc.

    Here’s the comment:

    Maud
    2/27/2013 12:30 PM PST
    As a contributor & supporter of both Obama campaigns, I must say that I sometimes don’t care for Mrs. O’s behavior and never have. She has struck me, at times, as being too stereotypically black. My reaction has caused me some consternation and a lot of soul-searching, i.e., Am I a horrible racist?
    I love the idea of the first black FLOTUS; there are times when I think she is beautiful and magnificent; I appreciate her excellent role-modelling as mother and “Let’s Move” advocate; and I appreciate her support of her husband. My conflict comes in the area of style; bare arms, bangs and unrefined behaviors. I’ve concluded that my problem is that of age (old), and inflexibility (cleaving to the stereotypical image of FLOTUS that I’ve known for the last 70 or so years before Mrs. Obama; demure, refined, dignified, conservatively dressed and coiffed, and reticent. I loathed Babs Bush for her nasty disposition and outspokenness.
    I liked the Michelle Obama of the first campaign (minus the fist-bump); before the handlers, stylists, coaches and couturiers got hold of her!

    Loyal member of OFA
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    Just curious, was there ever a time as first lady, Hillary Clinton could have been described as “demure, refined, dignified, conservatively dressed and coiffed, and reticent”. LOL.

    I know that I personally do not recall. But let’s not let those pesky details get the way of “Maud’s” rhyme and reason.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Wow, I never knew tight, toned black arms arms, bangs, and “unrefined behaviors” (I guess that means she can dance oh so well and actually look like she’s having fun) make white people crazy. You know this woman didn’t really mind Barbara Bush, she just went to another first lady she didn’t care for to lighten the sting of the attacks on the one she supposedly likes. I always said after the 2nd term, we will see the real white people pop out, and with CNN throwing all dark hued folk off the train, the c*&% controversy with Quivenzhane Wallis and Scalia’s Bull Connor impersonation, we are getting shown what its all about.

    • aleth

      Michelle and Barack Obama do not live for the “white gaze” or care for what “it” thinks. That’s the beauty of their life. It should be an example for all. All their resentment is for nothing..

      Their complaints have not stopped her. She is done giving two shits…

      Racism is a white problem.. ain’t nobody got time for that.. Next

  • MsKitty

    EDIT: Disqus sucks. But y’all already knew that.