February 22, 2017

Wednesday Afternoon Thread: Al Jarreau Week

Mornin

Edgartown Groove w/Kashif

Boogie Down

  • Miranda

    Where Bernie??
    —————————
    Congress takes aim at state retirement accounts
    02/15/17 01:13 PM EST

    One of the first high-stakes battles testing the relationship between states and President Donald Trump’s administration will hit the House floor Wednesday, as Republicans seek to roll back an Obama-era rule that would allow states to create retirement savings accounts for low-income workers.

    The House will vote on a resolution offered by Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) that would roll back a rule allowing states to create retirement plans for private-sector workers whose employers do not offer retirement plans on their own.

    The Employee Benefits Security Administration implemented the rule in October.
    Seven states have taken steps toward creating such programs, requiring employers who do not offer retirement plans on their own to enroll employees in a state-run option.
    Employees can opt out of those retirement plans, and employers are not required to contribute to the accounts.
    [..]
    But the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and several financial firms oppose such state-run retirement plans. The Chamber has said state plans will give employers an excuse to end better 401(k) programs for employees.

    “Our nation faces difficult retirement challenges, but more government isn’t the solution,” Walberg said in a statement. Rep. Francis Rooney (R-Fla.), who sponsored another resolution disapproving of the rule, called it a “last-minute regulatory loophole” that “will lead to harmful consequences for both workers and employers.”
    […]
    Supporters of the new rule say state-run programs will help millions of low-income workers begin saving for retirement.

    In a letter to California’s congressional delegation, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) blasted the financial industry for opposing his state’s program, known as Secure Choice.
    “They think the dollars that move into Secure Choice should instead flow into their own products. I consider this a feature, not a defect, of Secure Choice,” Brown wrote.

    State Senate President Kevin de Leon (D), who shepherded Secure Choice into law, called Congress’s move “just another Wall Street trick designed to thwart the effort by California and other states to expand retirement security for millions of American workers.

    more here: http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/319686-congress-takes-aim-at-state-retirement-accounts

    • Alma98

      smh There are people in the comments defending this criminal shit. That they keep defending things like this tells me it’s all about race & jealousy of thy neighbor.

      • rikyrah

        This is about giving the people the opportunity to save for themselves. It’s THEIR money, and they want to go against it?

      • jziglar

        Trump fans are idiots. Even when it’s clear that the policy is stupid and wrong they go along with it for partisan reasons and bigotry.

  • Miranda

    I hope they do sue.
    ————————
    One newspaper in Colorado is standing up to charges of “fake news”
    February 15 at 1:20 PM 

    A Colorado newspaper is threatening to file a libel suit against a state lawmaker who accused the publication of printing “fake news,” setting the stage for a possible legal battle that could test the definition of the most overused phrase in Trump-era politics.

    The episode began last week, when Colorado State Sen. Ray Scott, a Republican, claimed in a tweet that the Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction had published “a fake news story” about a bill that would change the state’s public records law. Daily Sentinel publisher Jay Seaton, an attorney, wrote over the weekend that “Sen. Scott has defamed this company and me as its leader.”

    “To borrow a phrase from another famous Twitter user, I’ll see you in court,” he added.

    more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/15/one-newspaper-in-colorado-is-standing-up-to-charges-of-fake-news/?tid=sm_tw_pp&utm_term=.789f7e7e1b8d&wprss=rss_the-fix

    • Alma98

      Please sue his ass.

  • Alma98

    Afternoon POU, Al’s voice is so smooth & silky.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good aftenoon alma- -:>)- – — ☻http://images.coveralia.com/audio/a/Al_Jarreau-Love_Songs-Frontal.jpg

      Sooo- — -MISS- – – -Him/Voice. :>)

    • rikyrah

      Afternoon Alma 🙂

  • MsKitty
    • Alma98

      Lawd we’ll have drool all over the site now lol.

      • rikyrah

        LOL

      • jds09

        It’s unsanitary too.

    • jziglar

      WOW!

    • TyrenM

      Serena. Good after lunch. Hell, for lunch.

  • lamh
    • Miranda

      Here’s hoping they do just that.

    • edp4bho

      According to Malcolm Nance, John Schindler is a disgraced NSA has- been.

  • GreenLadyHere

    – — GOOD AFTERNOON miranda♥/POU FAM♥– -:>)- — **BIG HUG**- — Aaaah– -HIS SMOOTH JAZZ- – -SOUNDS♥- – –Like NO Other♥- – — — -:>)

    — – — Will ALWAYS– -REMEMBER- – – -The MORNING Song♥ :>)
    http://www.cartoonbrew.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/aljarreau-mornin-b-1280×600.jpg

    – – – –ENJOY♥- – –http://www.hotellaserena.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Healthy-Breakfast-2.jpg

    – – -BE BLESSED♥– –SAFE♥- – -WARM♥- – -PRAYERFUL♥- – -RESISTANT♥ – –:>)

    —- -☺https://jimpix.co.uk/ink/ecards/angif_pinkevich_catphones.gif

  • Miranda

    But what blacademics wanna do is sit around and talk about PBO and their “he aint give me my 40 acres and a mule” bitchassness. Meanwhile…this.
    https://twitter.com/williamjordann/status/831912741854126081

    • jziglar

      I really don’t understand why they are wasting time talking about Barack Obama and what he did or didn’t do. His presidency is over and soon it will be a month of him being out of office. Why not focus on issues that will impact the black community and strategy to improve black communities.

      • Alma98

        Local dems need to focus on voter suppression and gerrymandering. 41,000 people were kicked off voter rolls here. Hillary lost by 20 something thousand. The GOP suppress just enough to get put them over the top. Lucky for us the courts have ruled their redistricting illegal. Let’s hope it doesn’t get turned over.

        • jziglar

          Exactly. 2016 was unfortunate because I still believe Clinton would have won had it not been for the Comey letters and coverage in the final week. You had much higher than normal 3rd party voting in these states and just enough voter suppression to help Trump just barely carry the state. This should be the focus heading into the upcoming elections.

    • Kennymack1971

      Voter suppression is in full effect and is working as intended, AG Keebler Elf is about to unleash bad cops on Black folks and financial protections are being rolled back that will hit our community hard but these dim Blackademics want to hold a confab to talk about how PBO failed us?
      But they get so mad when we drag their asses.

  • GreenLadyHere

    alma- – – -☺http://orig10.deviantart.net/85ce/f/2014/026/2/a/vexy_animated_gif_1_by_newportmuse-d73v3ho.gif

    :>)

  • nellcote
    • Alma98

      HAHAHAHAHA!!!

  • lamh

    Attention WHPC…if you don’t demand respect you won’t get it and a bully ikr Cheeto Prez is gonna run over you!! Stand da fuq up already!

  • lamh
    • rikyrah

      I feel ya

  • lamh
    • Alma98

      It’s pretty good but Adele still sounds better lol.

    • rikyrah

      LOL

  • rikyrah

    Alert….get to the phones

    EXCLUSIVE: Top Senate Rs have urged the WH to
    withdraw Puzder nomination. There are 4 firm no votes and up to 12,
    source says. Next on CNN

    — Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 15, 2017

  • Alma98

    Nasty mofo, somebody should have beat his ass.

    Man accused of spraying women with bodily fluid at Ohio Walmart
    http://fox6now.com/2017/01/05/man-accused-of-spraying-women-with-bodily-fluid-at-ohio-walmart/

    • Miranda

      UGH! Should have kicked him to sleep!

  • nellcote
  • nellcote

    José AndrésVerified account‏@chefjoseandres

    In support of our people & #ADayWithoutImmigrants Thurs 2/16 we will not open @jaleo DC CC MD, @zaytinya or @oyameldc #ImmigrantsFeedAmerica

  • rikyrah
  • conlakappa

    Allegedly, HOTUS is here at the museum, which is whatever except that my aunt is on the lowest level and we cannot reach her. She is here from NJ.

    • Miranda

      Yep, the press is reporting she is there with Netyahoo’s wife.

      • conlakappa

        Oooh,. Rumor was that she and Mrs. Cruz were there. That made no sense. It figures that she would have to do something high profile after disrespecting Mrs. Abe. Given Bibi’s own sidepiece issues, how does his wife feel being given a tour with someone who was a sidepiece? Tight smiles not just due to Botox!

  • rikyrah

    Remember, this is the smartass mofo who thought he was going to get around the crowds by not having an actual townhall meeting.

    https://twitter.com/TPM/status/831930603129929728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    • Miranda

      HAHA, they showed him.

    • goldenstar

      You know that Jeff Beck song: He’s going down…down, down down down….

  • nellcote
  • rikyrah
    • nellcote

      always want to touch his fabrics.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- — YES!– -:>) RESISTANTS- – –Contributin’ 2 -DOWNFALL- – – :>)

    – –☺https://twitter.com/Craigipedia/status/831949341753540621

    Woo! Hooo!- – – -A WIN- – -4 THIS LOSS!!- – -:>)

  • rikyrah
    • jds09

      This proves 45 is dumb. By any metric, this was the wrong fight to pick.

      • Town

        He can’t help himself, he always has to have the last word, always has to be on top. The IC needs to finish him and his regime off.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– -LOL- – -SHE HAPPY– — Re- –puzder!!- —

    — -☺https://twitter.com/owillis/status/831948333392523266

    LOL

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      Cute hahahaha!!!

    • jziglar

      LOL! That’s so cute.

  • nellcote

    President Bannon ‏@PRESlDENTBANNON

    I have ordered our nation’s best scientists to study if incompetence could be turned into electricity. My staff could power the whole state.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- — A RESISTANT♥—SAYS– -“2 Much- –2 Little 2 L8”– –

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/sarahkendzior/status/831890640761917440

    THANK U♥- -:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – –Announcing– – A – -TRANSITION. . .– -RIHEP♥– –

    – – — ☺https://twitter.com/nytimesarts/status/831951859082461184

  • Miranda
    • jds09

      That’s some muther fu*king nerve right there. Please let there be some side-eye photos for the internet.

    • MsKitty

      I don’t know how much more of this Black History Month trolling I can take.

    • nellcote

      no omarosa to interpret?

    • Aquagranny911

      OH, so Melonhead bothered to take herself from the tower for Nuttyyoohoo’s wifey but couldn’t be bothered for PM Abe’s wife? How racist of her…figging plastic biscuit!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– – RESISTANT♥ – – -BRANGIN’- — RECEIPTS!!

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/funder/status/831946286928691206

    Thank U♥.- – – KEEP — CALLIN’ – –“IT”- – -OUT!!

  • Alma98

    One of my problems with the local dems is not gotv for local elections. We have a primary next week for a municipal judge and I just know the turnout will be craptacular. smh

    • goldenstar

      The state party does not support grassroots development. It’s based on high school clique organizational culture. If #TeamPerez wins, the 50-state strategy could give rise to new grassroots leaders,

      • Alma98
        • goldenstar

          Who is worth supporting?

          • Alma98

            I like Crowley’s stance on the disabled. We have a lot of mentally ill folks being locked up and not getting the help they need. I’ll make up my mind before Tuesday. Until then I’m getting the word out to go vote! We also have school superintendent up for vote too. I’m gonna stick with Evers because the other two are Devos supporters. You’d think teachers and union folks would be ringing the alarm about this but nope.

      • Aquagranny911

        No it doesn’t. They are all about the national elections but for the local elections they are “meh.” It makes me loco!

    • GreenLadyHere

      alma- –I Hear U♥- – -SADLY- – SOME- –people R NOT convinced that they CAN ATTACK- – -“IT” by SUPPORTIN’- – -Dem. Candidates — at ALL LEVELS!!- – –

      – –#StillNotReady- – – -geesh!!

    • Aquagranny911

      Hola Alma! I hate that! I kick ass around here all the time about getting folks out to vote for local elections. I’ll tell you what pains me even more is Repugs running unopposed.

      • Alma98

        Hola AG! fist-bump!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– –TWITTER– -TRUTH!!- — WE KNOW!– – –

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/TomthunkitsMind/status/831954628933779458

  • nellcote
  • Alma98

    Nah they won’t lol.

  • nellcote
    • rikyrah

      uh huh
      uh huh

    • Miranda

      He tried to tell folks.

  • nellcote
  • nellcote

    Joyce Karam ‏@Joyce_Karam

    3 weeks in:
    •State Dept still has no spokesperson
    •NSC has no press staff, communications
    If looking for comment, 90% chance won’t get it

    • jziglar

      This administration is straight up garbage. This is why I don’t want to hear shit from racist white people who made up stuff and questioned Obama’s intelligence and competence while praising this below mediocre white man. He can’t even do basic stuff right like staffing these departments but they want to pretend that Trump is some great manager.

      • jds09

        “Trust me, I get the best people.”

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥— HAH!- — RESISTANTS♥- – – -Helped- — Cause- – ECONOMIC NEGATIVITY- – -4 Under Armour!!– –
    – – – -☺http://www.marketwatch.com/story/under-armours-stock-drops-after-analyst-downgrades-to-rare-bearish-rating-2017-02-15
    – —Under Armour’s stock drops after CEO’s ‘polarized’ political comments prompts analyst downgrade– —

    — —Shares of Under Armour Inc. UAA, +0.46% slumped 1.4% in premarket trade Wednesday, after Susquehanna Financial slapped a rare bearish rating on the athletic apparel and accessories maker, citing concerns over reputational risk, too-basic apparel and the difficulties of building a lifestyle brand. Analyst Sam Poser downgraded the stock to negative from hold, and slashed his stock price target to $14–36% below Tuesday’s closing price–from $24. Only four of the 310 companies covered by Susquehanna (1.3%) had sell ratings through Tuesday. “Commentary by the CEO [Kevin Plank] in a CNBC interview in a polarized political climate, and pointed response by Stephen Curry, The Rock and Misty Copeland make it nearly impossible to effectively build a cool urban lifestyle brand in the foreseeable future,” Poser wrote in a note to clients. He said many of Under Armour’s key items, like the $55 hoodies, are “too basic and there is no urgency to
    purchase.” The stock has plunged 32% over the past three months, while shares of rival Nike Inc. NKE, +0.29% have rallied 13% and the S&P 500 SPX, +0.44% has gained 7.2%.

    THERE IS MORE- – –

    — —WAYTA– Gooo- – – -RESISTANTS!!♥– -Congrats. .

  • nellcote
    • goldenstar

      The problem with Grassley’s logic is that he considers Trump Inc a government. It’s not. It’s a RW and foreign country hijacking of our democracy. This is why the IC is going for the truth and the jugular.

    • Miranda

      So is he justifying Flynn or nah?

  • nellcote
  • nellcote

    digby ‏@digby56

    Did Michael Flynn and the Russian Ambassador exchange risotto recipes? Because then these leaks would be justified.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – —From- — Rep. MAXINE- –WATERS♥- – —

    – – -☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5bc8F15OeM

    — –WAYTA- -Gooo. . – — LEADERSHIP!♥- – -Thank U♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    Whoa….So while Mattis is puffing out his chest at NATO….NATO countries like….alright slick, keep talking that mess
    ———————-
    U.S. ALLIES ALSO INTERCEPT RUSSIA-TRUMP ADVISER COMMUNICATIONS
    BY KURT EICHENWALD ON 2/15/17 AT 2:58 PM

    As part of intelligence operations being conducted against the United States for the last seven months, at least one Western European ally intercepted a series of communications before the inauguration between advisers associated with President Donald Trump and Russian government officials, according to people with direct knowledge of the situation.

    The sources said the interceptions include at least one contact between former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and a Russian official based in the United States. It could not be confirmed whether this involved the telephone call with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak that has led to Flynn’s resignation, or additional communications. The sources said the intercepted communications are not just limited to telephone calls: The foreign agency is also gathering electronic and human source information on Trump’s overseas business partners, at least some of whom the intelligence services now consider to be agents of their respective governments. These operations are being conducted out of concerns that Russia is seeking to manipulate its relationships with Trump administration officials as part of a long-term plan to destabilize the NATO alliance.

    Moreover, a Baltic nation is gathering intelligence on officials in the Trump White House and executives with the president’s company, the Trump Organization, out of concern that an American policy shift toward Russia could endanger its sovereignty, according to a third person with direct ties to that nation’s government.

    These sources spoke on condition that they not be identified because they were not formally authorized to disclose the information. While Newsweek was told which allied nations intercepted the communications and are gathering intelligence on Trump associates, the sources did so on condition that the countries not be identified out of concern those governments would incur the president’s wrath.

    The Western European intelligence operations began in August, after the British government obtained information that people acting on behalf of Russia were in contact with members of the Trump campaign. Those details from the British were widely shared among the NATO allies in Europe. The Baltic nation has been gathering intelligence for at least that long, and has conducted surveillance of executives from the Trump Organization who were traveling in Europe.

    more here: http://www.newsweek.com/allies-intercept-russia-trump-adviser-communications-557283

    • Kennymack1971

      Forget popcorn. Get the ribs and the coleslaw.

      • Miranda

        I know that’s right….who got those baked beans??

        • MsKitty

          Now you know it ain’t a proper watch party without the mac and cheese.

          • Miranda

            and who got that diabetic sweet tea and lemonade?

          • rikyrah

            LOL…an overseas reader of BJ commented the other day that he was looking for recipes for ‘sweet tea’ because he was hosting people from the States, and he was like’ are you kidding me?’- the amount of sugar.

            I told him, that’s why we call it diabetes in a cup.

          • Aquagranny911

            LOL! I could never do that “sweet tea” when
            I lived in the south. I always asked for the “unsweet” after I had one glass of the sweet tea. That was one enough for me! They did give me some side eye but I didn’t care.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL Kennymack1971- – -**BIG HUG**- –:>)

        — – GOT THIS- — FUBU- — -:>)- -http://redcookbook.net/wp-content/uploads/images/Old-Fashioned_Potato_Salad_2127.jpg

        Thanks 4Da- -Party. :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

      • jds09

        I want pie!

        • Aquagranny911

          You would! Now I want pie too & I still have brownies left from yesterday but that is not the same as pie. I want cherry pie!

    • rikyrah

      (Channeling Big Mama when you 2 hours after curfew, sitting on the porch, waiting for you)

      Uh huh
      Uh huh

      • Miranda

        And she singing a hymn….so you know its bout to be on.

        • jds09

          She’s slightly rocking back and forth…back and forth…

    • rikyrah

      Told you, it’s not just Langley. All those foreign intelligence units are feeding stuff to Langley everyday.

      • aleth

        back channel communication

    • aleth

      according to people he was suppose to be the sane one?

    • jds09

      Baltic nations? The GOP is sweating like a whore in church. (See what I did there? Gotta entertain myself these days.)

      • conlakappa

        I read Baltic as “Basic.” Still worked.

  • TyrenM

    Good afternoon,

    Of course I went to hear MN Supreme Court Justice Alan Page! When I said “I ain’t goin,” I met for the softball approach. I didn’t have to, he BROUGHT IT! He spoke on CJ system, sentencing minimums, crack v powder, how now that meth and heroin have reached outstate, it’s now a medical emergency, the need for more diverse court AND law offices here in MN!

    I sent the Mods a photo of us afterward discussing engaging these young folk…(y’all under 40) who’ve never lived in a Pre – Brown, CRA, VRA, Title IX, Fair Housing Act, Miranda and Roe world – how to get and keep them involved and how we’re 1 – I suggested 2, he quickly corrected me 1 – 1 Justice away from possibly losing it ALL.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Afternoon- – –TyrenM. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)

      WHOA!- –:>) he BROUGHT IT! He spoke on CJ system, sentencing minimums, crack v
      powder, how now that meth and heroin have reached outstate, it’s now a
      medical emergency, the need for more diverse court AND law offices here
      in MN!
      — –

      GR8 NEWS!– –:>) THANK him.- – -:>) – — THANK U♥ :>)

      B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • Aquagranny911

      Gracias for this report & I think we are living on the edge of scary times. I want to add what I have been saying for 30 years, we need diversion & good treatment programs for those abusing drugs, not jail. We lost the so called “war on drugs” the day it started. I have a lot more thoughts on this but I will save them for another time. This “war” was invented to punish & control POC. It was never meant to address the real issues.

      My two pesos!

    • conlakappa

      Awesome! He was supposed to be involved in the work I did there last year. They tried to make it work but his schedule couldn’t accommodate. I don’t think he can bring anything but the truth.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- -HAH!– –Annnnnd- – -‘Bout that FULL PAGE AD – – UN-Support- -4 – -“IT”
    – – -☺The Hill

    Under Armour CEO walks back support of Trump in full-page newspaper ad http://hill.cm/aOfzHsC

    — –Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank on Wednesday published a full-page ad in his hometown newspaper, The Baltimore Sun, that walked back his previous comments praising President Trump.

    The ad, which states the company is “publicly opposing the travel ban,” appeared to be in response to comments Plank made earlier this month on CNBC, calling Trump “an asset to the country” and a “pro-business president.”

    – — RESISTANTS♥- – R — BACKIN’ – ‘Em- – -DOWN!! ):>

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
  • Miranda

    Was there ever a thought he would do something like that? He is NOT the people’s president.
    https://twitter.com/RickMaese/status/831958425064112142

    • MsKitty

      He probably don’t even follow sports.

      • conlakappa

        He was an owner in the USFL and/or arena football, wasn’t he?

    • goldenstar

      He may not understand brackets.

    • TyrenM

      Can you see him with female college champions or WNBA champions? I see some serious fuckery in the not too distant future if he’s there and Geno takes his young women players to DC.

      • conlakappa

        Geno did marry one of his former players so hmmm…

    • aleth

      He is not a jock or an athletic person. He goes to these games to be seen as one of the rich ones but does not understand it

  • nellcote

    Terry McAuliffe ‏@TerryMcAuliffe

    VA GOP at it again! #VALeg just voted to defund Planned Parenthood but the Governor will veto & keep fighting for women’s health.

  • MsKitty
  • rikyrah
  • rikyrah
  • Miranda

    ok, imma need for yall to explain this to me. I don’t understand. Do people just routinely submit crazy resolutions or what?? What’s going on here…..
    https://twitter.com/reidepstein/status/831959272741298177

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – -YES.—Some- – -RESISTANT– -Positivity— –

    — – -☺The Hill

    Dem lawmakers pressure Flynn to testify in front of Intelligence Committee http://hill.cm/QALq9Ef

    WATCHIN’. . . .

  • rikyrah
    • Miranda

      A couple of people have pointed out this guy sometimes dwells in the questionable news category. His organization is apparently made up. Just be leery of this account.

      • goldenstar

        the Democratic Coalition Against Trump? There seems to be real people.

  • rikyrah
  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– -YES.- – –“KULTURAL- – -KONNECTIONS♥”– – #NoDAPL- – -SUPPORT♥)

    • jds09

      Yes!

      • GreenLadyHere

        jds09.- – –Happy that RESISTANTS- – –STAY- – — STANDING STRONG annnd Hittin’ “EM Where It- –HURTS!!$$$$$$

  • rikyrah
  • nellcote
    • jds09

      Kelly is an object lesson in living your life right.

      • conlakappa

        Cautionary tale?

    • jziglar

      Conway looks 10 years older already. She never looked good but all the lying and hate is really doing a number on her.

      • MsKitty

        It’s like that episode of Twilight Zone where the dying man makes his hateful daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren put on these ugly masks and they can’t take them off until midnight. All the ugly permanently comes to the surface LOL.

        • jziglar

          LOL!

    • 7thangel
      • GOVCHRIS1988

  • rikyrah
    • jds09

      NYT has a split personality that they got to address. They need to find one consistent editorial voice and have a comittment to fact checkiing for everybody, even the op-ed writers.

      • nellcote

        much as I deplore some of their reporters, they aren’t the ones placing the stories front page/above the fold or dreaming up clickbait headlines. but it starts at the top and Dean Baquet has been a total disappointment.

      • JojoRaze

        This is why I’ve been reading WashPo more. They have been consistent in their voice and fact driven. NYT is still shellshocked and wishy- washy.

        • nellcote

          both have some really good and some really bad reporters. seems like the wapo started to turn the corner when they got banned from trump rallies.

  • BoomerGal

    Good Afternoon, POU!

    What tickles me is conservatives trying to play this shit off, like it ain’t nothing but this man has clearly violated the Logan Act. No getting around that.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Afternoon- -BoomerGal. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)

      SPEAK TRUTH.- – -**BIG fist bump** :>)- —

      Good 2 C U♥ :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

      • BoomerGal

        HEEY, GLH! : ) HAHAHA it’s so funny to watch! Good 2 C U 2! : ) Blessings!! : )

        • GreenLadyHere

          BoomerGal- – -WE gotta have some JOY.- – -:>)

          Thank U 4 your KIND Blessings♥ :>)

    • jziglar

      They know it’s bad but they have to spin to defend their guy. If the shoe was on the other foot they would be screaming for impeachment and hangings.

      • BoomerGal

        Then concede and admit you fucked up! If they REALLY cared about the country but we all know that’s not really what its about.

        • jziglar

          Yep.

        • Admiral_Komack

          The media is complicit as well.

          • Aquagranny911

            The media are as useless & maybe as poisonous as rat turds!

          • Admiral_Komack

            Well, I’m sure rat turds have a purpose, unlike the media.

          • Aquagranny911

            Maybe if you want to kill off a bunch of people. According to my Daughter, rat turds are loaded with germs you don’t want to think about.

  • MsKitty
    • jds09

      Stick a fork in Spicer, he’s done.

    • Miranda

      ROFLMAO

  • rikyrah
    • BoomerGal

      LET IT BE!!

      • Admiral_Komack

        “Make it so.”

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – — Dems- — STAY- – On ‘EM– – -:>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/yashar/status/831939652944855043

    WATCHIN’. . . .

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – -HAH!– –He’s- – -OUT!!- –

    — – ☺The Hill

    #BREAKING: Puzder withdraws nomination for labor secretary
    http://hill.cm/TBKSRCh

    — BOI– -BY-EEEEE. . . HAH!

  • jziglar

    Jennifer Rubin has a column titled “Obamacare might be here to stay”. Basically the GOP is stuck and divided. Paul Ryan keeps saying that they have a plan and trying to reassure senate republican’s, but many of them aren’t buying it. They’re floating plans like keeping the Medicaid expansion and large parts of the ACA while making changes. What the GOP is finding out that it’s a lot easier to produce political slogans than it is to craft policy that affects so many people and a large chunk of the economy. Trump and his WH also aren’t helping with all of the scandals and dysfunction. Also Trump doesn’t know or care about health policy so what can he do. Rubin is saying what I’ve been saying: ACA could be the GOP’s waterloo.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/02/15/reality-dawns-obamacare-might-be-here-to-stay/?postshare=7871487174440600&tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.5a7a491895f7

    • rikyrah

      The longer we can drag this out, the better.

  • rikyrah

    Alma,

    You know I love Luvvie and her Facebook page. From her last post about 44 and Michelle’s Valentine’s picture..

    The comments are gold, but this one….

    A.L. Hearn MsMft This
    is so depressing. It’s like that scene from The Color Purple when Celie
    got up all her courage and packed her little bag and thought she was
    going with Shug. Then Shug played her to the left like she didn’t know
    what was up and closed the car door on
    her. Then Celie just fainted and fell out in the middle of the road
    cause she realized she had to stay with Mister. Except in this version,
    our Mister is orange cheeto. Yep that’s exactly what this feels like.

    • rikyrah

      LOL

      Cemelle Obgynsurg Okay….they
      are officially trolling us. Every time something happens with the
      Tangerine Machine administration, they release a happy video or picture.

      Kinda warms my petty heart.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – –BRANGIN’- – -TRUTH- – -RE- – -“IT!!”- – –

    – – – -☺https://twitter.com/CNN/status/831955990178304000

    “A THREAT 2 THIS- – Country!!”- -YES!

    • jds09

      Yep. “All enemies foreign and domestic.” McMullin is gonna be a break-out conservative star.

      • nellcote

        he should challenge Chavetz in Utah

      • GreenLadyHere

        jds09- – — “All enemies foreign and domestic.”

        BOTH- –were @ the Presser 2-day.!!– – -WE KNOW!!

        Yes.- Been — WATCHIN’—-McMullin. . :>)

      • goldenstar

        He should run for Senate. Lee should be up soon. Hatch is 82 but in office until 2020 or something.

  • rikyrah
    • Miranda

      Damn, america is the baby..”don’t leave us with the babies” commercial.

    • Aquagranny911

      LMAO! at this Tweet but my Granny was a sweetie.

    • BoomerGal

      LOL!!!! So, true!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – –#TeamTom♥- – – -Had Spoken OUT- –Against pudzer- — — –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/mollycnunez/status/831942521211215872

    Didn’t hear from other “Candidates”.- — -Hmmmm. .. .

    • BoomerGal

      Exactly.

      • GreenLadyHere

        BoomerGal- — -Actually— have not seen much press on the others.- – -Hmmm. .

    • conlakappa

      He is the most recent Secretary of Labor though so this is not much of a leap.

  • GOVCHRIS1988
  • jziglar

    I’m laughing at conservatives and GOP members of congress trying to defend Trump while also trying to use Obama to compare and excuse Trump. It’s like they all got orders to bring up Barack Obama to distract from Trump. They are really flailing with the kindergarten “but Obama” responses.

  • nellcote
    • goldenstar

      They need to leave Pope Frankie alone. A lot of non-Catholics ready to fight to defend.

      • Aquagranny911

        Tell it! I know non-Catholics who have said they would practically go to the mattresses to defend El Papi. These are not folks who usually get all excited about our popes, except to maybe sneer sometimes.

      • Lisa M

        I’ll be there! They better leave Pope Frankie alone!

    • BoomerGal

      Politics in the church since the beginning of time.

      • Aquagranny911

        Like it or not, churches have always been “political.” It goes way back which is one reason our founding fathers, who may have been real caca heads, still kept religion out of our Constitution.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– –Dems- -Speakin’ OUT on pudzer. .– –:>)

    — -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/831976327934795787

    — COMMENT:- – –@kylegriffin1 Many of Trump’s nominees are “uniquely unqualified” to lead. Almost like he’s choosing people to destroy rather than lead.[PM]
    — –ALL- – -“SWAMP DWELLIN’- – –RACISTS!!””

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥— -HAH!– — SHUT– -him- – — OUT- -of the “FILES!!”

    — ☺ABC News

    JUST IN: Michael Flynn’s access to classified information suspended pending review, Defense Intelligence Agency officials tell @ABC News.

    WAYTA– –Gooo. . :>)

  • aleth
    • BoomerGal

      Here we go!

    • rikyrah

      And, who supports this?

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– -Sorry– —Oh!– –PUH-LEEZE- – — GAG!!— –

    — — ☺https://twitter.com/markknoller/status/831976048711651328

    — -COMMENTS:- – –@markknoller @NMAAHC is this the first time either has heard of the Greensboro sit-in?[TMM}– — —Answer:- – -YES!!– — geesh!!

    — — @markknoller @NMAAHC PATHETIC– – – –TRIPLE- – -PATHETIC!!- — Where’s Omarosa- – -Sayin’ Yes Maam!!??

    • conlakappa

      So, yeah, they took over the “history” section of the museum. Given their husbands’ personalities, I thought they were at lowest level checking out slave ship pieces, shackles, or the creation of whiteness.

  • aleth
    • BoomerGal

      Chile, if these people don’t show up, he is going to die!! LOL!!!

      • Lisa M

        Last time he showed up here, lightning struck the power plant and I ended up having to boil water for 2 days.

        • aleth

          lol

        • BoomerGal

          Lol!!

        • MonieTalks

          omg…..

        • conlakappa

          Satan too has receipts, you know. Dude is trying to renege on him as well!

          • Aquagranny911

            I would like if El Diablo came to collect his due sooner rather than later. Just saying…

          • conlakappa

            Nah, like with Darth, Beelzebub doesn’t want the power struggle.

          • Aquagranny911

            LOL! You always got to throw some water on my fire. I can dream can’t I? I’ve been thinking that there may be another place beyond Hell for all these mutant scum & the goatfiggers where they can be tormented in eternity for their evil…

            Sorry, Catholic influence never really left me.

          • conlakappa

            With a splash of Greek mythology for good measure, it seems.

          • Aquagranny911

            I’m equal opportunity. I’ve been thinking just what I would do to design the place especially for them.

        • Aquagranny911

          Dios! Really? Forgive me for laughing but I could not help myself. I will light the candles & pray for you. Be safe!

    • MsKitty

      Crowds won’t be a problem though LOL

    • nellcote

      kickoff for his re-election campaign! LOL

    • Aquagranny911

      Dumpster totally jonesing for a crowd fix. I know protesters will want to be there but maybe it would be better if no one came.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥— Elizabeth- – – -Brangin’ – -RECEIPTS. . – –

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/831954801189601280

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAMM♥– – –CONGRATULATIONS – -R- — In- – -ORDER♥— — – –☺https://twitter.com/Crystal1Johnson/status/831973110916272128

    — –Sooo PROUD of U♥- – — BLESSINGS♥— – :>)

  • nellcote

    Schooley ‏@Rschooley

    Remember that time Trump peacocked about his own popularity in front of the CIA’s memorial wall? I’ll bet they do.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– — HAH!– –“IT”– Goin’ — –DOWN!!. .– –

    — –☺https://twitter.com/mattmfm/status/831671411068510208

    • jziglar

      Winning! So much winning.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEY jziglar.- –:>) **BIG HUG** :>)– **BIG fist bump** :>)——Luvin’- -IT. :>)

        Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM!– — HAH!- – —“2-DAY-[Annnd -Monday] – — WAS a Good Day” :>)

    – – – -☺Matt McDermott

    GOP in disarray…
    Trump Mon AM: full confidence in Flynn!
    Mon PM: Flynn resigns
    Mitch Tues: strongly support Puzder!
    Wed: Puzder withdraws

  • nellcote
  • MsKitty

    *Jogs a second lap around the sanctuary*

    https://twitter.com/cmclymer/status/831983469479723008

    • jds09

      Broke it down like a fraction.

    • Miranda

      If you need to understand why Kid Rock shouldn’t even say “Senate” let alone run for it, you probably don’t need to be voting in the first damn place.

      • conlakappa

        Can he spell the word?

  • nellcote

    Schooley ‏@Rschooley

    Given the level of public shaming GOP is willing to endure over their Trump incuriosity you have to assume Russia does have the RNC emails.

    • aleth

      We’ve all said the same thing here.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – –RESISTANTS- – – -Branginn’ The schiz– – — Errr– -FLIP-FLOP– –

    – – –☺Matt Viser
    Spicer yesterday: “I speak for the President” and “the erosion of trust was, frankly, the issue.”

    Trump today: “Flynn is a wonderful man.”— –

    — — Chil’ren- — Come git- -Yer father. . . **smh**

  • aleth
    • jds09

      This reminds of the sh*t orange satan did years ago. (The blog not the so-called president.)

    • Miranda

      SMDH……we have to many people to fight.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– -<RESISTANTS- – – – -STANDING- – — STRONG– – — – -☺igorvolsky

    11 senators call for special counsel re Russia/Trump

    Blumenthal
    Udall
    Baldwin
    Markey
    Brown
    Van Hollen
    Leahy
    Carper
    Merkley
    Durbin
    Booker

    WATCHIN’. . . .

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥- – — O/T– -WHOA!– – He Made it. – — Onda Runway–:>)

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/Blavity/status/831986577358331905

    Perhaps his life will change. . . :>)

    • Alma98

      Sepia posted some video yesterday. I hope he takes this second chance and run with it.

      • conlakappa

        Some? Woman, you know that Sep posted some shirtlessness!

        • Alma98

          It was a snippet ok lol.

          • conlakappa

            Tongue back in your mouth, ma’am!

          • Alma98

            hahahaha

      • GreenLadyHere

        alma- –Thank U♥- –:>) Missed them. :>) — -Gotta go back. . :>)

        Wishin’ him the best. :>)

  • Alma98

    I Don’t Want The Obamas To Ever Come Back

    http://verysmartbrothas.com/i-dont-want-the-obamas-to-come-back/

    • BoomerGal

      I concur and understand.

    • Aquagranny911

      Great share! My Sis & I had long discussions about the danger to PBO & his Fam when he first declared his run for office. The night he was elected, the members of my familia gathered in my living room prayed for his safety even before we really celebrated. We have done that every dang day since.

      I admit my sadness when they got on the helicopter to leave DC on Jan 20 but I have to say I also gave a sigh of relief. VSB is speaking truth.

    • rikyrah

      me either. I miss them, but they served us well.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– –Brangin’ FACTS– –Against the RETHUGS!!

    — -☺https://twitter.com/IllinoisWorking/status/831936642155945985

    – — So- – -SAD- –4 residents.- – -ELECTIONS- – -Have CONSEQUENCES!!

    • rikyrah

      This is who he is

      • GreenLadyHere

        rikyrah- – -YEP- — 4-eva– RACIST!!- –

  • Sunkist 45 putting a blackface on his policies.

    http://twitter.com/TEN_GOP/status/831987373886074881

    • Alma98

      Ahhhhhh! How are they hurting black people?

      • Miranda

        Because we want to go back to the fields and pick fruits, didn’t ya know?

        • TyrenM

          And be maids and janitors. Not engineers, janitors.

      • jds09

        If one group wins, we must lose. The GOP needs a new playbook.

        • BoomerGal

          Exactly.

      • GreenLadyHere

        alma– -Member his FACE is– -BLACK– — BUT– – his MIND– -is 2520!!-– – geesh!!

    • jds09

      He’s written articles for the National Review. That’s all I need to know.

    • rikyrah

      Coon on the pole

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia♥- – — **SMH- -Vigorously**- — -Still Lookin’- —
      ☺https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrUX0uAUAAEimUS.jpg

  • Miranda

    Evening thread is up

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- — Thank U :>)

  • nellcote

    Schooley ‏@Rschooley

    I don’t know that the GOP fully appreciates yet that when the government becomes a reality show, a lot more eyes are on what they’re up to.

    • rikyrah

      They don’t see it