November 1, 2014

Wednesday Afternoon Thread: Hump Day Funk

Half-way over Obots, half-way there.

Bootsy Collins – I’d Rather Be With You

George Duke – Dukey Stick

Funkadelic – Knee Deep

Tom Browne – Funkin for Jamaica

Parliament – P. Funk

m4s0n501
  • Miranda

    ROFLMAO

    State of the Union Seating Planners Troll Ted Nugent, Put Him Next to Gay Civil Rights Activist from Portland

    After all that brouhaha over Ted Nugent — you know, the guy who threatened to kill President Obama — getting invited to the State of the Union by Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX), the hard-talking, pants-shitting rocker was seldom seen throughout the evening.

    But the one photo of Nugent that did make the rounds was publicized not from Stockman’s camp, but rather from that of Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), the congressman who invited Nugent’s seatmate — Portland musician Thomas Lauderdale.

    Lauderdale, best known for founding the “little orchestra” known as Pink Martini, is the anti-Ted Nugent: A liberal, Occupy-Movement-supporting, openly gay civil rights activist who favors gun control and loves classical music.

    more here
    http://gawker.com/5983929/state-of-the-union-seating-planners-troll-ted-nugent-put-him-next-to-gay-civil-rights-activist-from-portland?tag=sotu

    • Ebogan63

      I can attest to the fact that Pink Martini is the bomb! They have preformed on many New Years Eve concerts here in Portland. I hope Tom gave that asshole shit LOL

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        And didn’t POU say Nugent was going to be quiet as a church mouse? His twitter outburst afterwards was pretty tame for Nugent. That look on his face is priceless. He looks like a man that realizes too late he got played.

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

        I love Pink Martini! I first heard about them via their PBS special. They’re fab!

    • Alma98

      LOL!

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

      LOL! I bet he shay on himself…again!

    • Camille

      I was wondering about that when I saw a picture of them sitted next to each other. LOL!

  • MonieTalks

    Still can’t believe Rubio’s lightweight token self took a sip. AMATEUR. Fool looked like he was doing a test run.

    Instead of being a “wet foot, dry foot” anchor baby, he is now “wet mouth, dry mouth”

  • Miranda

    I just love her!

    excerpt:
    “I wanted to vote for Obama because I love him; he is my son. I don’t call him my president, I call him my son. I supported him for president because I felt he better had the interests of low-income people and the elderly, particularly with regards to Medicare. I also wanted to vote because I truly believe that every vote counts. If I would not have cast my ballot and Obama lost, then I would have felt so guilty,” Victor says.
    http://newsone.com/2210508/desiline-victor-state-of-the-union/

    • Ebogan63

      This is why white folks betta recognize: This isht is REAL for us!

    • Camille

      What an inspiration she is!

  • Miranda

    what the hell for???

    NRA’s LaPierre To Respond To SOTU Thursday
    National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre will deliver his group’s official response to President Obama’s State Of The Union speech on Thursday at the annual convention of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

    In a release, the NRA announced LaPierre’s speech will be “carried live on TheSportsmanChannel.com” starting at 5:15 p.m. ET.
    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/nras-lapierre-to-respond-to-sotu-thursday

    • MsKitty

      Personally, I hope his crazy ass keeps having speeches and news conferences. LaPierre’s been so over the top that even some conservatives are moving into “hey, I don’t know this guy” mode concerning him.

      • conlakappa

        As I wrote last week, when even the NY Post calls a RW crazy guy’s tirade crazy, the label is gonna stick.

    • goldenstar

      The National Wild Turkey Federation????

      OoooKayyyy.

    • TyrenM

      Wild Turkey? The bird or the drink?

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

    Robert Gibbs named NBC News, MSNBC contributor
    By DYLAN BYERS | 2/12/13 9:16 PM EST

    Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary and senior adviser to President Obama’s 2012 campaign, has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a contributor, POLITICO has confirmed.

    MSNBC spokesperson Lauren Skowronski confirmed the news tonight after MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow introduced Gibbs as a contributor on air.

    MORE: http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/02/robert-gibbs-named-nbc-msnbc-contributor-156833.html

    • Alma98

      I’ll wait and see before I comment.

      • TyrenM

        He was on point last night. That said, watchin.

    • MsKitty

      Hmmm…

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

    Looks like it’s gonna be Tapper vs. Bashir! Get ‘em Martin!

    Jake Tapper’s New Show is Called ‘The Lead’
    By Chris Ariens on February 12, 2013 1:39 PM

    He’s got an executive producer now Jake Tapper‘s new 4pm show has a name: “The Lead.” “The Lead” launches next month on CNN and will go head-to-head with “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on Fox News and Martin Bashir‘s show on MSNBC. Tapper joined CNN last month after 9 years at ABC News.

    http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/jake-tappers-new-show-is-called-the-lead_b166593

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Cavuto owns that time slot.

      • nellcote

        Bashir and Rev Al are the only political shows I go out of my way to watch anymore.

        • goldenstar

          I like Martin enough and dislike Tapper enough to organize folks to somehow vote for the Bashir show.

    • Camille

      Here’s hoping it fizzles out in record time. I despise this MF in more ways than I care to count.

  • rikyrah

    When Congress gives up on the pretense of caring

    By Steve Benen

    Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:37 AM EST

    Doug Elmendorf, the director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, told the House Budget Committee this morning that automatic sequestration cuts will cost the American economy 750,000 jobs just this year. And really, that’s just the start, the “sequester” will push the economy closer to a recession, and do real damage to everything from education to food safety to medical research.

    All of this leads to a fairly simple question: has Congress lost its mind?

    The sequester was supposed to force both Democrats and Republicans to the bargaining table to work out a debt-reduction deal. With two weeks remaining until the brutal cuts kick in, Republicans realize how drastic the consequences would be, but aren’t in the mood to compromise.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/13/16949978-when-congress-gives-up-on-the-pretense-of-caring?lite

  • rikyrah

    The immigration debate in a post-truth world
    By Steve Benen
    Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:48 PM EST

    Following up on an item from last month, it appears President Obama’s strategy for immigration reform has come together fairly well. His plan has always been quite transparent: he’d focus heavily on enforcement and border security at the outset, which would, in theory, engender goodwill from Republicans and create some legislative breathing room for comprehensive reform.

    And for four years, Obama stuck to his commitment, reducing illegal border crossings, increasing deportations, and boosting enforcement at a level without modern American precedent. By any reasonable measure, this president has been more aggressive on this front than any of his Republican predecessor, all in the hopes of convincing GOP lawmakers to work constructively on a comprehensive solution.

    Of course, that only works if Republicans in Congress make an effort to keep up with the basics of current events.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/13/16950550-the-immigration-debate-in-a-post-truth-world?lite

  • rikyrah

    The test of intestinal fortitude
    By Steve Benen
    Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:35 PM EST.

    For two years, John Boehner has struggled as arguably the weakest House Speaker in modern times. He’s afraid to challenge members of his far-right caucus, afraid to strike deals conservative activists won’t like, and afraid of compromises that his party wouldn’t tolerate.

    And with this in mind, his latest verbal attacks against President Obama are especially odd.

    House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday repeatedly challenged the president’s willingness to go against his own party on issues that include reforms to social programs and spending.

    “I think he’d like to deal with it [fiscal problems], but to do the kind of heavy lifting that needs to be done, I don’t think he’s got the guts to do it,” the Ohio Republican said in a meeting with a small group of reporters for nearly an hour Tuesday morning…. When pressed about the severity of that statement, he modified, saying the president does not have the “courage.”

    There’s actually two layers of irony here. The first is that Boehner is convinced that Obama lacks the intestinal fortitude to adopt positions the left won’t like. Here’s a challenge for the Speaker: ask any liberal activist in America if they agree.

    The second, of course, is that Speakers who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Boehner is infinitely more reluctant to break with his party’s orthodoxy than Obama is, and I don’t think anyone in American politics has ever considered the Speaker for a Profile in Courage Award.

    Wait, it gets worse.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      He’s playing misdirection hoping no one notices he stinks at his job. Too late.

      • Camille

        Indeed!

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

    Report: Time Warner to shed most magazines
    by Andrew Beaujon Updated Feb. 13, 2013 2:07 pm

    “A serious buyer is in talks with” Time Warner about buying most of its magazine properties, James Bandler, Doris Burke and Jennifer Reingold report in Fortune. The deal is in “a formative stage and may never come to fruition,” they write.

    In one scenario, most of the company’s publishing titles, such as People, InStyle, and Real Simple, would be carved out and rolled into an independent company and sold to the undisclosed buyer. Under this plan Time Warner (TWX) would maintain control of at least three titles—Time, Sports Illustrated, and Fortune, according to the sources.

    FishbowlNY is entertaining guesses at who the “serious buyer” may be: Entries include Warren Buffett “(2012 was newspapers, 2013 is magazines!)” and Donald Trump “(Just so everyone has something to be mad about).”

    MORE: http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/204185/report-time-warner-to-shed-most-magazines/

    ————————————————————–

    So, what does this mean for Essence magazine, which is owned by Time Warner? They’ve just recently fired Constance White, who was the editor-in-chief, as well as the beauty editor and creative editor. Ever since the founders sole the magazine to Time Warner and Susan L. Taylor left, it’s been a hot mess.

    • Alma98

      I think that was there intentions Sepia, They bought it knowing they were going to get rid of it. After squeezing the last dime out of Essence Bain style.

    • Miranda

      SMH….Susan Taylor left and Essence decided to not be uplifting anymore and instead became catered to the mindset that all black women are lonely and desperate and shallow to the point we’d take romantic advice from Mr. Marcus. It really is a shame what the magazine has sunk too.

      • AxelFoley

        “we’d take romantic advice from Mr. Marcus.”

        Wait, what?

        • Miranda

          Yes, at one point they had a column by Mr. Marcus to give black women romantic advice…yes, really.

          • Daltex82

            SMH

          • TyrenM

            Damn. Before or after he shared syphillis…

          • PBomb

            WOW!! I don’t even know what to say to that.

          • AxelFoley

            I…I…just…

            Now that I think about it, didn’t some mag back in the 90s have Vanessa Del Rio giving romantic advice, too?

  • conlakappa

    ::blinks rapidly while wondering if POU implanted an RFID in head::

    For serious, I was just thinking of the P. Funk song on Monday morning and whether it had been posted here before I’d contemplate being all, “hey, you should post it!!!” and you all being all, “heffa, we just did so look it up!” and here it is. Um, can you all read my thoughts or something?

    ::eyes dart from side to side::

  • Alma98

    OMG! I remember watching this Oprah tribute, go Flotus!

  • rikyrah

    Is anyone else watching The Following?

    I had DVR’d the first 5 episodes and began watching them on Monday.

    This show is disturbing and creepy and I feel myself being sucked in, because I need to know, week to week, which one is the crazy. And, I enjoy Kevin Bacon.

    anyone else like it?

  • Miranda

    LOL, go Leonard!!
    Black Teen’s Awesomely Smart ‘Jeopardy’ Answer

    The last day of the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament finals produced some exciting (and amusing) moments, mainly from Leonard:

    • conlakappa

      Cool! I never watch the Teen Tournament, saw that it was still on yesterday and didn’t watch. It mostly because it’s filled with kids like the other two guys and rarely girls or black/brown boys. So sorry to have missed Leonard. Do you, little bruh, do you!

      • BoomerGal

        Very bright young man!!! Do it, young brotha!!

    • sagittarius

      That was fun to watch!

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

      Love that!

    • GN

      That kid made my day.

    • isonprize

      LOVE HIM!!! Love his smarts, love his laid back yet entirely appropriate attire, love his sense of humor, love his afro, I just LOVE this kid!!

      And of course, I give a shout out to his parents and whoever else has helped to raise this young man. DO YOU, indeed!!

    • dannie22

      wearing an afro makes you smarter #scientificfact

  • Miranda

    Michael Skolnik ‏@MichaelSkolnik
    President Barack Obama will speak at Hyde Park Academy High School on Chicago’s South Side at 2:40PM CST on Friday.

    • sagittarius

      Less than 2 miles from his home.

      • nellcote

        I wonder if he’ll ever be able to live there again.

        • sagittarius

          Great question. He wouldn’t have to worry about watching his or his family’s back if he moved back to Hyde Park… brothas would supplement Secret Service on the low.

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

      I hope he gives it to them straight with no chaser.

      • GN

        TBH (not really directed at your comment, but it had me thinking) I hope that he balances recognition that we have to do better with some sense of acknowledgement that we as black people have come very far and still face massive amounts of racism. Seems like in this country, especially in the media, people like to emphasize point A while pushing point B under the rug. (side note: adept2u just posted an poignant graphic on twitter juxtaposing a lynching with a mass of people waving the Confederate flag, noting the irony that we’re told to leave history behind by people who celebrate even the most offensive historical backgrounds).

        Imagine those kids hearing: “your ancestors were killed so that you can have opportunity–your ancestors fought and died for *you* because *you* are precious; please act like it.” It’s something that kids who already have issues with poor self-image and low self-esteem may respond to well. They wouldn’t be killing themselves if they thought they were worth anything, on a fundamental level, no matter the posturing and bluster. They really need to be reminded their ancestors were willing to sacrifice and die for *THEM*. They may not matter much to a portion of this country, but they mattered very much to people who sacrificed through slavery and Jim Crow so that we could have a chance at getting at least a small portion of our due. Killing each other off in these numbers is a slap in their face, and already, the civil rights movement is distorted, spun by bullshitters looking to get a quick leg up on our backs, and disrespected. I hope that President Obama sends a good message and is able to reach some of those kids.

        • Worldwatcher7

          Amen, Amen to your insightful message. I also think that our community needs to face the hard truth that some of these youth are responding to the family and community environments we’ve given them. PBO broached some of this in his much maligned Father’s Day speech.

          • GN

            Very true. These kids have to live in a country in which they are valued less for reasons which largely have nothing to do with them or their families. For that to not even be acknowledged by most people is just crazy, it’s just insane. I’m in the camp that racism really is a white folks problem, not just something that black people need to “get over” while misbehavior and privilege is just papered over. I hope to hear more than a classic “lift yourselves up by your bootstraps” speech (I think the Father’s Day speech was 100% appropriate *for the setting and occasion* btw). The solutions I think have to run the gamut from family to state and fed, just as you note. All hands on deck IMO.

  • conlakappa

    The VoteVets have decided to mount up on gun control. I so love how the group that describes itself as “The Voice of 21st Century Patriots” have decided to frame its participation in the debate. Truly, the RW, filled with tin soldiers and hawks with bad knees that prevented them from serving [*cough*] have nothinglegitimate to say in response:

    Dear [conlakappa] –

    Did you watch President Obama’s State of the Union Address last night?

    From reforming immigration and education to a focus on job creation and an overdue drawdown in Afghanistan, the president laid out a vision for the next four years that we can all be proud of.

    But if the divided ovations were any indication, the work ahead won’t be easy.

    There is one issue, however, that has overwhelming public support among Democrats and Republicans: taking common sense action to reduce gun violence in America.

    If you’re ready to stand with VoteVets.org in this fight, make a $5 contribution today and help us organize veterans in support of legislation to prevent gun violence in the United States.

    Veterans make extremely powerful messengers on this issue, and the president needs us if he’s going to sign a bill.

    Veterans have seen, first hand, the carnage that assault weapons cause. We’ve had to go through background checks to get into the military and handle a weapon.

    Our troops in combat aren’t even authorized to attach magazines with more than 30 rounds to their semi-automatic weapons. There’s no reason we should authorize it for anyone here at home.

    We’re going to engage on this one, and I’m thankful that we’ll be in it together.

    Thanks for your support.

    Jon Soltz
    Iraq War Veteran
    Chairman, VoteVets.org

  • Miranda

    Hold up…..didn’t the cops say they found Dorner’s driver’s license in the burned up cabin?

    this is from an article written Monday:

    After authorities interviewed the boat captain early Thursday, they found Dorner’s wallet and identification cards “at the San Ysidro Point of Entry” near the U.S.-Mexico border, according to the court records. That same day, a guard at the Point Loma Naval Base told authorities he had spotted a man matching Dorner’s description trying to sneak onto the base, according to the filing.
    http://articles.latimes.com/2013/feb/11/local/la-me-dorner-charges-20130212

    So he took his driver’s license with him, because…when you’re stealing a car you still wanna obey all the traffic laws? He was gonna cash a check? This makes no sense.

    • Alma98

      It’s all so confusing Miranda I think there really needs to be an investigation. No one is disputing that Dorner was a murderer, what people want to know is the truth. I believe the LAPD is in cya mode, they burned a man alive like it they were knight riders from 1850. The whole thing is bizarre from beginning to end.

      • BoomerGal

        Yeah, he was a”murderer,” but the way I see it, they took away his life and future. They screwed this guy and he flipped. LAPD is known to be corrupt and abusive. And the beat goes on.

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

        ITA. Every time you turn around, the LAPD has a different story. Something ain’t right about this.

    • Camille

      So much about this whole thing makes no sense. Too many holes in the story. Too swiss cheesy.

    • nathkatun7

      I am right here in So Cal. and this entire Dorner situation makes absolutely no sense to us. We need a thorough investigation about this whole affair. Unfortunately, the way Dorner has been demonized, I doubt that we will see an honest and thorough investigation.

  • AxelFoley

    Some funky tunes you picked, Miranda.

  • Miranda

    Harry Reid Files For Cloture On Hagel Nomination
    IGOR BOBIC 4:18 PM EST, WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2013

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed for cloture on the nomination of Chuck Hagel as the secretary of defense on Wednesday, saying it was the first time in history that such a nomination faced a filibuster.

    “What a shame,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “But, that’s the way it is.”

    The Senate will vote to end debate on Friday, ultimately requiring 60 votes to proceed to final confirmation.
    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/harry-reid-files-for-cloture-on-hagel-nomination

    • Alma98

      Lowdown bastards!

    • BoomerGal

      If Obama is for it, they are against it. Period.

      • AxelFoley

        I wish President Obama was for breathing.

  • Alma98

    So little Wayne is looking for attention by putting Emmett Till in his song, just disgusting.
    http://uptownmagazine.com/2013/02/lil-wayne-disrespects-emmett-tills-family/

    • Miranda

      SMH…fool.

    • MsKitty

      I heard about that. He needs is ass whipped on general principle for that. It’s one thing to be ignorant of our history, but to use it as such a vile metaphor…yeah, he needs his ass beat.

    • GN

      Beyond ignorant.

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

      What a jackass.

      And not a peep from the Sole Patrol.

  • Miranda

    *facepalm*

    John King ‏@JohnKingCNN
    Should always be mindful instant polls only those watching, other caveats, still: #cnn results show strong night for #potus
    _____________________________

    “Should always be mindful instant polls only those watching, other caveats”…………….lemme get this straight….this fool is telling us that yeah, the poll numbers were great for the President’s speech, but we only polled those who actually watched the speech so be mindful of that fact.

    Seriously….well I do declare, you mean a poll about a speech only includes people who actually listened to the speech? That hardly seems fair! If this poll doesn’t include all the 3 and 4 yr olds that were watching Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi on Nick Jr last night then this poll is an outlier.

    *rolls eyes, purses lips*

    • MsKitty

      Funny how I didn’t hear these types of disclaimers during the campaign when said polls showed Romney in the lead.

      Just sayin’

      • Camille

        Thank you! I don’t recall any either.

    • Camille

      They’re so full of shit.

    • nathkatun7

      These so called MSM journalists need to come clean. They are rooting for right wingers. Their hatred of President Obama know no bounds. I mean all of them from PBS to FOX.

      Last knight, all of them were feverishly working hard to find some negatives in the President’s SOTU speech to criticize. Most of them are still not aware that many of us no longer depend on them for news and analysis. I missed the SOTU speech because I was working. I watched a PBS replay, but the moment the President finished speaking, the pundits started telling me what the president said and what he failed to say. I immediately clicked. There was no way I was going to be disrespected. I had listened to the same speech and had already formed my impression of it. I didn’t need Judy, Gigot or Shields to interpret the speech for me.

  • GN

    This guy is high:

    @mmfa
    What alternate reality does he live in? Limbaugh: Obama’s “recovery is worse than Bush’s recession” http://mm4a.org/XAnUgI

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      He is in pure panic mode.

      • nathkatun7

        Rush Limbaugh needs to be reminded that he spent 4 years angrily campaigning, non-stop, to ensure that President Obama was not re-elected. Well, President Obama was re-elected, which means Limbaugh’s ugly campaign based on hating on the President was a total FAIL!

        If Limbaugh was an honorable person he would STFU, and gracefully accept defeat. But we know he is not an honorable person. He is snake-oil charlatan. He believes that his relentless attacks on the President, whom he couldn’t defeat at the polls, will continue to make him money because he thinks that his listeners are stupid. May be he is right and his listeners are stupid; otherwise, given his epic fail to defeat President Obama, they should have abandoned him in droves.

    • conlakappa

      Somewhere there is a pile of pharmaceuticals on either side of him.

  • Miranda

    Def Jeff ‏@eqracer
    #RubioFilms “The Waterboy” Movie Poster –Everybody Will Feel His Pain- #GOP #Stupid pic.twitter.com/yN7uibSj

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BC9qX3uCYAAnUtg.jpg

    • Alma98

      LOL!

    • AxelFoley

      I KNEW someone was gonna go there! LOLOLOLOLOLOL

  • Miranda

    Ahhhh….FLOTUS’s dress had a matching coat!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BDBOlVNCIAEmZQG.jpg:large

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

      According to the Mrs. O website, it’s a Jason Wu design.

      Oscar de la Renta weeps…..AGAIN.

    • Camille

      She’s too hot and gorgeous for words! I just love, love, love and adore her so.

  • crazycanuck

    My friend sent me this tweet. Imagine being targeted for who you are. What is the world coming to

    EBONY Magazine ‏@EBONYMag

    Oh really? RT @abc7newsBayArea: #LAPD Chief: To be targeted because of what you are, that is absolutely terrifying.

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

      Dear LAPD Chief,

      Welcome to our world.

      Sincerely,

      Black People

      • Camille

        LOL. Exactly.

    • Miranda

      Yeah….that really is a bitch isn’t it Chief?

  • trose1

    “Injustice collector” is now the definition used to describe Dorner’s anger. He harbors feelings of injustice for years and snaps. He can’t get over it. This is the diagnosis of several of the criminal pro filer’s brought on by FOX MSNBC and CNN to describe Dorner and his manifesto. Dorner never got over the fact he was called N words at school.
    Black people are not allowed to be angry upset if we are discriminated against. We are paranoid because racism doesn’t exist anywhere.

    • Tafr

      Those white journalist have not a clue about black people. They simply do not understand how difficult it is to be black in this country.

      • crazycanuck

        And they don’t care to understand how difficult it is.

    • angee

      Being a BLACK republican and finally realizing that you are still viewed as a nigg&r could make one snap I guess.

  • creolechild

    Incoming….SHAAAAAAADE!

    Pelosi: Boehner Was ‘Projecting’ When He Called Obama Weak

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was “projecting” his own failures when he claimed that President Obama won’t cut spending because he is too weak to stand up to the liberal wing of his party.

    “I don’t understand that because he’s a gentleman, the speaker is,” Pelosi said in an interview with CNN published Wednesday. “But that remark was — I mean, it was almost as if he was projecting onto the president his lack of being able to pass any bill that created jobs since he became speaker.”

    Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/pelosi-boehner-was-projecting-when-he-called-obama

    H/T Pema Levy

    • rikyrah

      go NANCY SMASH

    • nathkatun7

      Nancy Pelosi rocks! She has been the most consistent Democrat in supporting President Obama.

  • creolechild

    LOL! Damn, the Democrats are on fiyah today…

    Boehner Shoots Down Obama’s Minimum Wage Hike

    [....] Blah, blah, blah…blah blah blah…”Listen, I’ve got 11 brothers and sisters on every rung of the economic ladder. I know about this issue as much as anybody in this town. And what happens when you take away the first couple of rungs on the economic ladder — you make it harder for people to get on the ladder,” Boehner said. “Our goal is to get people on the ladder and help them climb that ladder so they can live the American dream. And a lot of people who are being the paid minimum wage are being paid that because they come to the workforce with no skills. And this makes it harder for them to acquire the skills they need in order to climb that ladder successfully.”

    Moments later, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer responded to Boehner on Twitter:

    If the GOP is opposed to raising the minimum wage, what is their plan to ensure people who work full time don’t live in poverty?
    — Dan Pfeiffer (@pfeiffer44) February 13, 2013

    Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/boehner-shoots-down-obamas-minimum-wage-hike

    H/T Sahil Kapur

  • creolechild

    Ummm…okay…I’m lost for words on this one! Speechless, in fact…

    CO Gov. Hickenlooper admits to ‘ritual-like’ drinking of fracking fluid

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) told a Senate committee that he drank a glass of fracking fluid as a way to illustrate safety advances by the oil and gas industry, the Washington Times reported on Tuesday. “We did drink it around the table, almost ritual-like, in a funny way,” Hickenlooper said at a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on Tuesday. “They’ve invested millions of dollars in what is a benign fluid in every sense.”

    Hickenlooper said the fluid was given to him by the oil company Halliburton and was made of “ingredients sourced from the food industry.”

    Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/02/13/co-gov-hickenlooper-admits-to-ritual-like-drinking-of-fracking-fluid/

    H/T Arturo Garcia

    • Camille

      Stupid.

  • creolechild

    Obama’s Minimum Wage Increase Would Have Minor Impact On Jobs, Huge Benefit For Economy

    [....]Studies show that raising the minimum wage does not result in higher unemployment.In a March 2011 report, the Center for Economic and Policy Research found that raising the minimum wage has no “discernible impact” on employment. CEPR concluded that wage increases are more likely to result in more, rather than fewer, jobs:[....]

    Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/02/13/obamas-minimum-wage-increase-would-have-minor-impact-on-jobs-huge-benefit-for-economy/

    H/T BW Jeffery

  • Aquagranny911

    Hola POU, sorry I have not been able to update before now. I am so grateful to all of you who sent prayers & healing to my daughter. She is out of the hospital & now in acute re-hab to deal with the brain trauma from lack of oxygen. She still cannot move her arms & legs but she can talk & has most of her marbles. (a little family joke) They expect her to be in the re-hab for at least a month & probably months of out patient after that but she is alive and will get through this. Her docs are wonderful & very positive about her continued recovery.

    We came home today because I slipped on some ice & did a fubar on my knee three days ago, just a very bad sprain but I can barely walk. It really sucks when a wheel chair looks good!

    I know I am old because the doc who treated me in the ER looked like Doogie Howser & I’m not sure he was old enough to shave! However, he was so very kind & even gave me a hug when I cried.

    I will be home for a while till I heal & daughter goes home. Then I will go back to do what I can.

    • AxelFoley

      So glad to hear from you, AG. Continued prayers for your daughter’s full recovery.

    • Miranda

      So glad to hear she’s on the road to recovery. Take care and we’re all praying for you!

    • qosine

      Oh, AG, it’s so good to hear from you, and to hear about your daughter’s ongoing recovery. Thank God, Thank God. Take good
      care of yourself:)

    • Alma98

      I’m so happy your daughter is recovering AG, we were so worried for you. Take care of yourself blessings to to you and your family.

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

      I’m so glad to hear that your daughter is recovering! Get better soon! We’re all praying for you and your daughter!

    • MonieTalks

      Praying for your recoveries AG! Godspeed to you all. Keep the faith.

    • crazycanuck

      AG, so glad to hear from you. I’ve been thinking of you alot. Glad to hear your daughter is recovering well. Take care and our thoughts are with you and your family.

    • sagittarius

      Good to hear from you, AG. You and your daughter remain in my thought and prayers.

    • GN

      Thank God, what a relief—get well soon and take care of yourself. Thank you so much for taking the time to update us, AG!

    • Ebogan63

      Glad to hear your daughter is well AG! I believe she will fully recover.

    • rikyrah

      thank you for checking in, AG.

      Both you and your daughter just take the time to heal.

      your family is in my prayers.

    • Camille

      There you are AG! God bless you and the entire family and completely heal your precious daughter. Please take care of yourself and your entire family as you all remain in our prayers.

      Lots of love, hugs and kisses to you sweetheart.

    • GreenLadyHere
    • creolechild

      Honey Bunny, you were truly missed. Hope you get better soon and that your daughter has a full recovery. Namaste.

    • angee

      God Bless you all!

    • MsKitty

      Welcome back AG!!!

      We have missed you so much, and when it got past the one-week mark we really got worried.

      Glad that your daughter is on the road to recovery. Will keep you all in continued prayer for healing and strength..

    • JojoRaze

      Praise God Aq is back. I missed you here and was praying for you and your daughter. So glad she’s doing well and you too.

    • conlakappa

      Continued good vibes sent her way!

    • PBomb

      It’s wonderful that your daughter is doing better! Positive thoughts, positive energy, and prayer are powerful.

      Try to get plenty of rest AG! We need you back here!

    • isonprize

      Hey AG!!! We’ve been sending positive POU vibes you way. So glad to hear from you. Be well, take good care of YOURSELF and of course, your daughter.

      Peace and blessings…

    • Admiral_Komack

      I’m glad both you and your daughter are OK.
      Please take care.

    • Worldwatcher7

      Love and blessings to the entire family AG.

    • nathkatun7

      Prayers for your daughter and hope that she feels better soon! I feel bad because I totally did not know about her. I am also sorry about your accident. I hope you feel better soon. You, your daughter and your family will definitely be in my thoughts.

  • crazycanuck

    “Gay Will Never Be The New Black: What James Baldwin Taught Me About My White Privilege” zite.to/12MNN4F Great essay posted at GLAAD— Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) February 14, 2013

    • Alma98

      Thanks cc for the link that was a good read, now let’s see if the author will be attacked for speaking the truth.

      • Ebogan63

        Good point.

  • Ebogan63

    @timjacobwise

    “Gay Will Never Be The New Black: What James Baldwin Taught Me About My White Privilege” http://zite.to/12MNN4F Great essay posted at GLAAD

    • GN

      I just read that on bossip. Really excellent, positive, and insightful piece.

    • nathkatun7

      Excellent read! I hope it will open people’s eyes and minds, especially those who are quick to claim that “Gays are the New Black.”

  • Miranda

    ROFLMAO!!!!

    Joy Reid ‏@TheReidReport
    @thereval officially wins #Watergate. Officially. @PoliticsNation pic.twitter.com/CCE1uQip

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BDBXII1CEAECM5Z.jpg

    • rikyrah

      BWA HA HA AH HA

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY miranda — ***BIG HUG** :>)

      – – –Seeeee – —-***911 —SEND a “BUS” —-LOL – —1 OBOT –chokin’ – —on —- HYSTERICAL LAFFTER!!**** LOL

      THANKS 4 da LAFF. – – –Good 2 C U. :>) – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD EVENIN’ miranda/POU FAM♥ ***BIG HUG*** :>) —

    —-NO MORE JURY DUTY!!! – —Woo! Hoo! —

    Here was my proposed case. —-“rape”.—

    The attorneys asked iffff I could B OBJECTIVE. WHA’???- —

    —I GAVE the BIGGEST –***SIDE EYE*** —LOL –NO! — –
    BOTH SIDES – — EXCUSED!! – –LOL —

    –MISSED U’ALL sooo MUCH!!♥ :>) —

    — — —Lemme tryta –DO THIS!! >)

    —–Uhhhhh—-Did I say—-I MISSED U’ALL?? :>)—-

  • Miranda

    Here’s more info about Leonard Cooper – the jeopardy champ! Just love him!

    EStem student wins $75,000 in Jeopardy! Teen Tournament
    http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2013/feb/12/estem-student-jeopardy/

  • GreenLadyHere

    – — ———-BLACK HISTORY MONTH — —

    —— Little Known Black History Fact: Joseph Searles —-

    ——-On February 13, 1970, Joseph Searles became the first African American member of the New York Stock Exchange. The Kansas State University graduate was working as an aide for New York City Mayor John Lindsey when he was offered the job as a floor trader and a general partner of Newburger, Loeb and Co.

    Searles was raised in Ft. Hood, Texas. At 5”11, 145 lbs, Searles was large enough to play with his father’s colleagues on the battalion team at a young age. He attended Killeen High School during the school’s first year of integration and became its first black player. Searles became a star player at Kansas State University. After KSU, he graduated from George Washington University Law school then headed to the pros to play for the New York Giants in the 1960s. Searles was among the few in the league during the civil rights era, and was paid a salary of $14,000. His success, his afro and green Jaguar – were among concern by many. He was asked to cut his hair and hide his car when arriving at practice. – -[Woo! Hoo!]

    Searles played for the Giants until 1967. Soon after he entered politics, working for Mayor John Lindsey. Searles had two gubernatorial appointments as Chairman and Director of the State of New York Mortgage Agency where he was responsible for municipal housing issues totaling more than $600 million. Within 3 years of leaving the NFL, Searles had quit his job with Lindsay and took on the NY Stock Exchange as its first black floor trader.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – – —WOW&1/2!! — —AMAZING CAREER!! – —-Sooo PROUD of him!! :>) – – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    – miranda —– —HERE’s MR. PRESIDENT! —“ON DA ROAD –AGAIN.” :>) —

    ——Pres. Obama Discusses Economy in North Carolina – —

    ——– Washington, DC
    Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    Following his State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, Pres, Obama travels to three states in the next three days to discuss proposals- that he unveiled in the speech.

    He focuses his remarks on the economy and its impact on the middle class. Today, he spoke at Linamar Corporation in Arden, N.C. – —

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

  • lamh36

    Man, how much do I love Colin Firth? Instead of watching the SOTU or the response live (I watched it on DVR a lil later) was instead watching Pride & Prejudice with Colin Firth. How much to I love this version, I watched it again today…lol.

    I know I’ve said it before, but man I love Colin Firth’s Mr Darcy. I may be really biased, but IMHO he’s the best actor to ever pay the character…lol. I will NOT listen to any disagreements…lol.

    Good night guys.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda —–SOUTH SIiiiiiiiiDE! – —LOL – – –

    – – -President Obama To Speak At High School On Chicago’s South Side [VIDEO] – —

    – — –CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama‘s post-State of the Union speech in Chicago will be at a high school on the city’s South Side.

    The White House says Obama will speak Friday afternoon at Hyde Park Academy. The visit comes days after first lady Michelle Obama sat next to the parents of Hadiya (hy-DEE’-uh) Pendleton during the president’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.

    See President Obama speak on Chicago violence with MTV’s Sway Calloway: – — — –

    – – – -WE GOT YOUR BACK – –MR. PRESIDENT! – – -:>) — —

    – – -WE DA MEDIA [co]- — -SPREADIN’ – -YOUR MESSAGES. :>) –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — –nra(CISTS) –bein’ — CALLED OUT ! – -for — -2 days NOW! [Larry O] — HAH!

    – —- RE-WRITE: – – —Nra(CISTS) – –“ENEMIES LIST!!” –Almost ERRYBODY! – -LOL —

    – – – The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell » Video: Running down the NRA’s ‘enemies list’

    — -[-2-11 or 12-13 ---]- – — -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – –LOL – – -DA RE-THUCKERS – -R in SUCH – – -DISARRAY!! – – -LOL – — –

    —– Republican Congressman Ridicules His Party For Lame Hashtag- —

    – —–<i>Rep. Justin Amash says Republican leadership are wrong to try to blame Obama for the sequester — especially with such a terrible Twitter hashtag. “I think it’s kind of 2008.”
    – – —SNIP – — – –

    —–“I think it’s a mistake on the part of Republicans to try to pin the sequester on Obama,” Amash said. “It’s totally disingenuous. The debt ceiling deal in 2011 was agreed to by Republicans and Democrats, and regardless of who came up with the sequester, they all voted for it. So, you can’t vote for something and, with a straight face, go blame the other guy for its existence in law.”

    Although the sequester, which would cut $1.2 trillion in federal spending over the next ten years, was approved as an incentive for Congress to approve more strategic cuts, Amash said lawmakers, including those in his own party, should take responsibility for the plan they approved.

    “You voted for it, you signed it, that means you support it,” Amash said. “And if you don’t support it, then don’t vote for it and don’t sign it.”
    THERE IS MORE — – —–DISARRAY!! – – -LOL!

  • GreenLadyHere

    LOL – –POU FAM- – – – –“WORD ON DA SKREET” – –

    –RUBIO was hired on 2 a UNIVERSITY FACULTY: – –

    – —Professor of AQUATICS ENGINEERING! – – – -LOL–

    • Admiral_Komack

      Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) : H2-ho.

  • Admiral_Komack

    Scott Brown debuts as Fox News contributor

    Former Senator Scott Brown transitioned from potential comeback politician to pundit in just two weeks, making his debut as a contributor to Fox News on Wednesday night in an appearance also billed as an “exclusive” by host Sean Hannity.

    Fans and skeptics alike saw the move as a plush landing pad for the Republican, a telegenic former model who used his regular-guy appeal to great effect in his campaign for US Senate and whose upset win in 2010 was championed and chronicled on Fox.

    Brown lost reelection to Democrat Elizabeth Warren in November, but was expected to make another special election run after Senator John F. Kerry stepped down last month to become secretary of state. Two weeks ago, Brown stunned the political establishment by announcing he would not run, and last week Fox revealed he was in negotiations to become a contributor.

    http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2013/02/13/scott-brown-become-fox-news-contributor/TshlOCFTzAwDxV3XVUaEJM/story.html

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda ——HOW – – -SWEET is THIS♥? – — —

    — -First Lady Michelle Obama hosts a “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Movie Workshop for Students – —

    – – – -First Lady Michelle Obama today welcomed 80 middle and high school students to an interactive workshop with the cast and crew of the film Beasts of the Southern Wild, in the State Dining Room. The students, who were from Washington, DC and New Orleans, LA, got to talk with director Benh Zeitlin, actor Dwight Henry and the movie’s 9-year-old star, Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis, who stars as Hushpuppy.

    Mrs. Obama described the film as “beautiful, joyful and devastatingly honest,” and praised its underlying message of strength and resilience:

    – —SNIP —
    – — You can watch the whole workshop:

    THERE IS MORE.

    – —Sooo VERY – –SPECIAL. :> )- -OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥ – —

    —CONGRATULATIONS- – – – -SWEET QUVENZHANE♥ :>) – -

  • GreenLadyHere
  • Admiral_Komack

    Reports: Olympian Pistorius shoots dead his girlfriend

    South African media are reporting that Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius has allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend after mistaking her for an intruder at his home early Thursday morning.

    Pistorius has been arrested and is being questioned by police, The Associated Press reported. He is expected to appear in court later today.

    Multiple media outlets in the country, including the Mail & Guardian, citing local police, said the woman, 30, died at the scene at the athlete’s house in Pretoria. The original source of the report appears to be Beeld, an Afrikaans-language daily newspaper.

    Police spokesperson Captain Sarah Mcirca confirmed to South African media that the victim was shot in the arm and head. A 9mm pistol was recovered at the scene.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/02/14/oscar-pistorius-shoots-girlfriend/1918689/

    • Miranda

      WOW

      • Admiral_Komack

        On Valentine’s Day, no less.

  • Farrod

    Sigh…..

    http://abagond.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/is-obama-a-rented-negro/

    Oh, Happy Belated Valentines Day, POU Ladies!!!