October 25, 2014

Wednesday Afternoon Thread: Hump Day Hits

Alright, where all my humpin people at? Here are a few to get you through the doldrums of Hump Day!

The Gap Band – Humpin

Bobby Brown – Humpin Around

Digital Underground – The Humpty Dance

The Time – Get It Up

m4s0n501
  • Alma98

    Disqus is cuttin up something awful today.

    • crazycanuck

      It sure is 2 minutes ago I was seeing two post here, now it’s just yours alma. Let’s see if this shows up.

      • Alma98

        I see your comment cc.

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

        We’ve contacted Disqus about it. Waiting to hear a response.

    • nathkatun7

      Most of the time Disqus refuses to let me sign on to this blog. I repeatedly have to re-register.

  • Miranda

    Lord have mercy

    The Associated Press‏@AP
    BREAKING: Phoenix police say someone shot several people in office complex: http://apne.ws/WBAi0A -MM

    • Aquagranny911

      It was some crazy old buzzard who shot up a law office because he was pissed about being sued. As far as I know, none of the people he shot have died.

      I’m so glad Mark Kelly brought this up during the hearings today. He & Gabby were stellar & a real force to stand strong on this issue.

  • crazycanuck

    Rep. Barbara Lee ‏@RepBarbaraLee

    I’ve personally encouraged President Obama to #TalkPoverty at #SOTU. Best way to grow economy is to cut poverty.
    Retweeted by THE CBC

    • Alma98

      UGH!

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

      What was the point of her tweeting that? It reeks of, “Well don’t blame me! I tooooooooooold Obama he should’ve mentioned poverty!”.

      How about Rep. Lee put forth LEGISLATION to address poverty instead of sending tweets to impress EmoProgs.

      • Camille

        Thank you.

        You know, I’m really getting quite tired of Barbara Lee. She seems to spend so much time publicly staking some righteous position, and so little time doing the actual heavy lifting necessary to get things done.

        Remembering that Ron Dellums was her mentor and political godfather doesn’t help matters.

        Wasn’t she one of the recommendations made by the CBC for a cabinet position? LOL.

      • nathkatun7

        Thank you, Sepia! I am tired of Black members of Congress abdicating their responsibilities and climbing on the bandwagon of blaming everything on the President.

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      —-***S-I-I-I-I-G-H***** –

      — Annnd IMMA – -PERSONALLY ENCOURAGE –U annnnd your – –“CREW – of- BLATANT – -CRITICS” [CBC]- — 2 –

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      Good 2 C U—cc. :>)

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

    Belafonte: Blacks should participate in gun debate
    Jan. 29 9:25 PM EST

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Singer, actor and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte on Tuesday urged leaders in the black community to get more involved in the national debate on guns.

    Belafonte told The Associated Press that the current discussion arising out of the Connecticut school massacre in December often ignores decades of urban gun violence. He said it’s important that African-American leaders participate in the debate over gun control.

    “What really concerns me is the ingredients of the discourse,” he said. “The African-American community … where is that community? Where is that voice? I think the black community, the black leadership need to stir it up.”

    …”What I find missing mostly in the American discourse is the rejection of radical thought,” he said. “They (national leaders) speak within the same dull space they inherited from past oppressors.”

    MORE: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/belafonte-blacks-should-participate-gun-debate#overlay-context=article/snowmobiler-critical-condition-after-winter-x-0

    • jds09

      Harry is still fine. Have mercy.

  • rikyrah

    MUST SEE VIDEO, PLEASE.

    Gabrielle Giffords’ husband smacks down Wayne LaPierre

    Posted by Greg Sargent on January 30, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Perhaps the most important moment so far in today’s Senate Judiciary hearing on guns came when astronaut Mark Kelly directly confronted NRA head Wayne LaPierre over the shooting of his wife, Gabrielle Giffords. Between that exchange and another one involving Senator Dick Durbin, LaPierre’s argument was completely unmasked for the sham that it is.

    During the hearing, LaPierre repeatedly voiced the talking point that there’s no need to expand the background check system because criminals don’t cooperate with background checks. Kelly responded:

    The Tuscon shooter was an admitted drug user. He was rejected from the U.S. Army because of his drug use. He was clearly mentally ill. And when he purchased that gun in November, his plan was to assassinate my wife and commit mass murder at that Safeway in Tucson. He was a criminal. Because of his drug use, and because of what he was planning on doing. But because of these gaps in the mental health system, in this case, those 121,000 records, I admit did not include a record on him. But it could have.

    And if it did, he would have failed that background check. he would have likely gone to a gun show, or a private seller, and avoided that background check. But if we close that gun show loophole, if we require private sellers to complete a background check, and we get those 121,000 records and others into the systems, we will prevent gun crime. That is an absolute truth. It would have happened in Tucson. My wife would not have been sitting here today if we had stronger background checks.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/01/30/gabrielle-giffords-husband-smacks-down-wayne-lapierre/

  • rikyrah

    Massachusetts Has a New Senator

    by BooMan
    Wed Jan 30th, 2013 at 11:34:14 AM EST

    I suppose that Lawrence O’Donnell will be disappointed, and I admit that I, too, liked the idea of Barney Frank as a senator. But Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick chose to appoint his former legal counsel and chief of staff, William ‘Mo’ Cowan to serve as an interim replacement for John Kerry. This is the first I have ever heard of Mr. Cowan. The most newsworthy aspect of the appointment is that Cowan is an African-American, and the Senate will now have two black senators for the first time in its history. The Boston Globe has some good biographical information on Mr. Cowan.

    Cowan, 43, was first hired by Patrick as his legal counsel in 2009 and was then promoted to chief of staff in 2010. Last November, Cowan stepped down from the $144,000 a year job.
    Cowan is a North Carolina native and Duke University graduate who came to Boston to attend Northeastern University Law School in the early 1990s – and never left the region. One of the city’s leading African-American lawyers, Cowan is a former partner in the politically connected law firm of Mintz Levin…

    …Cowan is a native of Yadkinville, N.C., a town of 2,200 about 25 miles west of Winston-Salem, where he grew up on a street full of family. Cowan’s father died when he was 16 years old, leaving his mother to raise him and his two sisters on little more than a minimum wage.

    He was the first from his high school, Forbush High School, to attend Duke, one of the nation’s premier colleges.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/1/30/113414/311

  • rikyrah

    Like it or not, the sequester is coming
    By Steve Benen

    Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:46 PM EST

    I know you don’t want to hear about automatic sequestration spending cuts; I don’t either. We just wrapped up a big fiscal fight a few weeks ago, and the very mention of the word “sequester” makes eyes glaze over from coast to coast. I get that.

    But it’s time start taking this seriously, anyway, because in about 30 days, some significant, deliberately painful cuts are due to kick, and they pose an important risk to the fragile economic recovery.

    Remember, the sequester was designed to be horrible. Jon Stewart recently noted that these cuts are the equivalent of policymakers tying someone you care about to train tracks, on purpose, in order to create an incentive to find a solution before the train arrives. In this case, the solution would mean striking a bipartisan deal to replace $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/01/30/16774183-like-it-or-not-the-sequester-is-coming?lite

  • rikyrah

    Graham: Clinton ‘got away with murder’
    By Steve Benen
    Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:46 AM EST.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) approach to September’s deadly attack in Benghazi has gotten a little out of hand. Indeed, in some corners, it’s become a running joke — Lindsey Graham is considering putting a hold on the Super Bowl until he gets answers on Benghazi. Lindsey Graham doesn’t want anyone to finish the third season of Downton Abbey until he gets answers on Benghazi. Lindsey Graham won’t let me have breakfast until he gets answers on Benghazi.

    But as he gets more agitated, Graham’s rhetoric is getting more disturbing (via ThinkProgress)

    From Graham

    “But the one thing I’m not going to do is vote on a new secretary of defense until the old secretary of defense, Leon Panetta, who I like very much, testifies about what happened in Benghazi.

    “I haven’t forgotten about Benghazi. Hillary Clinton got away with murder, in my view.”

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/01/30/16772167-graham-clinton-got-away-with-murder?lite

    • conlakappa

      I wondered what new bodies would be pinned on her. There used to be a Web site called “People Killed by the Clintons” or something awfully close. It morphed somewhat when some of the same bodies were also attributed to Candidate Obama [yeah, I don't know]. It’s hard to know how many cases they should have caught!

      • GN

        lmao:

        morphed somewhat when some of the same bodies were also attributed to Candidate Obama

        Obama Derangement Syndrome is a helluva drug!

    • Camille

      LOL. The phony love affair is short-lived.

      Just this past October or so, just before the presidential elections, I recall watching some event where Lindsey Graham introduces Hillary Clinton to a room.

      He gushed and waxed poetic about her wonderfulness and just how much he loved and respected her and what a formidable patriot she was and what a great president she would have made etc.

      Fast forward 3 months~~

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

    Note the irony:

    Eddie S. Glaude Jr. ‏@esglaude
    Tired of the embrace of toothless and spineless forms of black identity politics. What are Cowan’s politics?

    • rikyrah

      you know…I just gotta walk away./….cause I’m gonna hurt somebody’s feelings.

      • TyrenM

        Fuckit. Get him!

    • Miranda

      He sounds just like the clowns on dailykos and twitter – they’re all the same. Dumbass clowns.

      • GN

        This is low, even for them.

    • isonprize

      Sepia. STOP.PLAYING.

    • MsKitty

      (quietly debates whether to log on twitter to introduce Edzo to Mr. Irony)

    • Camille

      I don’t recall, but where there any tweets of protest or phony and glib righteous indignation when Tim Scott, Jim DeMints hand-picked nig and who besides Eddie S. Glaude jr., is the personification of “spineless forms of black identity politics”, was announced by what’s her name?

      I now await with baited breath, Jonathan Capeheart’s very important take on Mo Cowan.

      • trose1

        Yes, I remember the analysis of Scott and its meaning etc etc blah blah blah.

    • Ebogan63

      Um, he’s an ally of Patrick, who’s a Dem, dumbshit. NEXT!

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

        But Patrick is an ally of PBO, and Glaude doesn’t like PBO because he hurt Cornel West’s fweelings.

    • GN

      Okay what exactly is the sole patrol’s/professional left’s issue with Mo Cowan? Or are they simply bitching to be bitching?

      • Ebogan63

        You called it, GN!

      • nathkatun7

        They are bitching because a governor who is black appointed another black person to the Senate instead of their preferred candidate. Notice that all these people, who up in arms against Mo Cowan, said absolutely nothing when he appointed a white, straight, male to replace Teddy Kennedy.

        • GN

          Just saying, please feel the sole patrol’s “love” for black people in action. This man Cowan, from what I read, has spent his career mentoring black professionals, trying to help others get a leg up and get in. He was involved in one of the most progressive gubernatorial administrations in the country (an admin which also did an awful lot to hook up the PL’s boo Elizabeth Warren {no shade to her, I can’t stand the PL but I believe that she is fantastic}). Yet look at these people acting the damn fool.

          Thank you Governor Patrick. I wish I could vote for him in 2016 for a national office, I really do, I like him as a politician so much.

          • TyrenM

            Agreed. Gov. Patrick has been Bout It!

          • nathkatun7

            ” I wish I could vote for him in 2016 for a national office, I really do, I like him as a politician so much.”

            Me too GN! I really admire and respect Governor Patrick. Unlike some of the self-serving members of CBC, he has been steadfast in supporting President Obama. By the way, did Alycee Hastings, Charles Rangel and some other CBC members speak up in defense of Gov. Patrick’s appointment of William “Mo” Cowan to the Senate when he was being attacked by Barney Frank and the other “emoprogs”? If they did, It was a well kept secret.

    • Kennymack1971

      Oh for fucks sake….

    • qosine

      Ah, Eddie’s needing funding at his center.

    • dannie22

      this. negro. here.

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

    Would love for Town, Monie and other VA peeps to weigh in on this…

    Black delegates tempted by Virginia GOP’s Senate map
    By Laura Vozzella, Wednesday, January 30, 1:58 PM

    RICHMOND — At least two black Democrats in Virginia’s House say they might support the GOP’s surprise Senate redistricting plan.

    Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke) and Rosalyn R. Dance (D-Petersburg) said Wednesday that they are on the fence about a plan that would create a new majority-black district in Southside but dilute black voting power elsewhere to make at least eight other districts more heavily Republican.

    The likely outcome would be to elect a sixth black senator, but diminish the overall power of Democrats in the now evenly split Senate.

    “Here’s an opportunity where I can actually have a great impact on African Americans, yet at the same time, it doesn’t help the entire Democratic party,” Ware said. “Should I always have to forgo the interests of black people for the good of the party?. . . I have a real dilemma on my hands right now.”

    MORE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-politics/black-delegates-tempted-by-gops-senate-map/2013/01/30/7612e074-6b0a-11e2-ada3-d86a4806d5ee_story.html?tid=wp_ipad

    • Camille

      Ware said. “Should I always have to forgo the interests of black people for the good of the party?. . . I have a real dilemma on my hands right now.”

      Is this really about the interests of black people or this guy Ware’s?

    • Town

      Here’s the thing: it DOESN’T help Democrats OR black people for black people to be packed into a district to be left ignored.

      How is it that VA has voted blue in the last two presidential elections and has 2 Democratic senators but only 3 Democratic congressmen out of 11?

      Because most of the black people in the state are packed into one district, that’s why. We very well could have 2 or 3 more Democratic congresspersons from VA if all the black people from Richmond to Tidewater that are in one district now are divided between 2 or 3.

      It DOES help a Negro preen about and say they’re the State Senator, though.

      And Ms. Petersburg needs to have a seat, as broke down as Petersburg is, does she really think having a marginalized seat is good for Petersburg? She needs to be opposing that toll McDonnell is trying to put up, which would HURT Petersburg.

  • rikyrah

    January 30, 2013 12:25 PM
    The Divergent Fates of Sarah Palin and Shirley Sherrod

    By Ryan Cooper

    With the recent retirement of Sarah Palin from her grotesquely lucrative career as a Fox commentator, I immediately thought of another person who was inadvertently catapulted to national prominence: Shirley Sherrod (backstory here). Not to compare the content of their thoughts or ideologies, of course, just the trajectory of their lives. Because Sherrod could have easily parleyed her burst of fame into one of those sumptuous TV commentator/author/lecturer careers, abandoning all her previous work and crisscrossing the country to give milquetoast addresses to executive retreats.

    But she did not. Instead, even after both she and a nonprofit she works for got a sizable settlement from the USDA for discrimination in decades past, she didn’t change much. She still does the same thing she’s always done: help poor farmers in rural Georgia, where she grew up. I interviewed her for our latest issue; here’s what she’s done with part of the money:

    With that money, and under Sherrod’s leadership, New Communities was able in June 2011 to buy a new piece of property, called Cypress Pond. A 1,638-acre estate, complete with a colossal white-pillared antebellum mansion, it was originally owned by the largest slaveholder and richest man in Georgia. Due to the housing collapse, the price had been marked down from $21 million to $4.5 million. Sherrod plans to establish an agricultural training program there, as well as a program that will bring local blacks and whites together in partnership and promote racial healing. The old mansion is currently being renovated to make room for a conference center and additional meeting space. “White and black together in this area, I think it becomes the perfect place for being helpful in getting folks to get beyond race,” she says. In the meantime, they’re doing some actual farming. Just over the last year, they harvested $50,000 worth of pecans from previously planted trees to help defray maintenance costs

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2013_01/the_divergent_fates_of_sarah_p042718.php

    • goldenstar

      This article should be forwarded everywhere. Shirley Sherrod and her husband are real strategic and long-range thinkers. Their work is creating a more just and equitable future for all of us.

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

    Hmm…

    Video: MSNBC’s Goldie Taylor Slams “Disastrous Social Engineering” In Welfare http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/01/29/msnbcs_goldie_taylor_rails_against_disastrous_social_engineering_in_welfare.html

    • Miranda

      S.E.O.D.

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

        That whole “social engineering” is straight up Republicanese.

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

    Verizon Sells Wireless Spectrum to Black-Owned Firm

    Verizon Wireless Friday announced the sale of wireless spectrum licenses in the Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh-Durham, N.C., cellular market areas to a black-owned firm as part of a larger transaction in which AT&T bought Verizon spectrum for $1.9 billion, the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council said on Friday.

    “. . . Carriers like Verizon and AT&T are snapping up spectrum left and right in order to deal with the increased bandwidth demands of smartphone- and tablet-hungry consumers,” Chloe Albanesius reported for PC Magazine. “Both carriers are also building out their 4G LTE networks, which boosts speeds but includes even more bandwidth strains, resulting in the need for more spectrum.”

    MMTC said, “Over the past nine months, MMTC, the National Urban League (NUL) and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) worked with Verizon Wireless to help it conduct a wide and intensive outreach to minority- and women-owned telecommunications companies and entrepreneurs. Working closely with the nationally recognized minority investment banking firm Loop Capital LLC, NUL, NCLR and MMTC raised awareness of the sale process, and advised some 45 firms on procedures and strategies for bidding on the spectrum.

    MORE: http://mije.org/richardprince/rivals-pounce-scandal-details#verizon

    • TyrenM

      I wonder what my next email from Credo will say about that…

  • crazycanuck

    The temperature here reached a high of 14 degrees. Tomorrow the temperature drops to minus 7. If this isn’t a sign that something weird is happening to our environment I don’t know what is.

    • Miranda

      cc, the unseasonably warm weather down here has led to tornado alley through Georgia! Storm after storm! So I can’t even be happy about the warmer weather, its a mess. Hope everyone down this way gets home safe and sound tonight. The interstates are disastrous.

      • crazycanuck

        It’s so whacked. It’s also going to flurry tommorrow. I literally saw two teens in shorts today, and it was that nice for shorts.

        I heard about the storm on the weather channel here.

      • conlakappa

        The skies here are now not looking good. I’m not a fan of unseasonable weather because it seems to soon bring a slamming of some sort of bad weather.

  • rikyrah

    disqus is the devil.

    that.is.all.

    • Aquagranny911

      Would it help if I went into one of my Disqus tirades? I will offer myself as sacrifice. It’s the least I can do for my compadres.

      • nellcote

        send them a fax! ;)

        • Aquagranny911

          ♥! I never thought of that! What a genius idea! Have you got their fax#?

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – – — SPEAK da – – -TRUTH!!- — — HAH!- – –

    – — -White House: GOP responsible for contracting economy- – — ***fist bump***

    – —-White House press secretary Jay Carney laid the blame for a surprise economic contraction squarely at the feet of congressional Republicans Wednesday, saying economic threats during the “fiscal cliff” negotiations had prevented important defense spending.

    “Our economy is facing a major headwinds, and that’s Republicans in Congress,” Carney said.

    The Commerce Department projected Wednesday that the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.

    Carney said that was partially attributable to the threat of sequestration, which would implement across-the-board spending cuts if a long-term deficit deal is not reached.

    “This is political brinkmanship that results in one primary victim. That’s American taxpayers and the American middle class,” Carney said, acknowledging the GDP projection was bad news.
    THERE IS MORE. — – –

    – —EVIL/VILE- – –RACIST- -OBSTRUCTIONISTS!- —

  • Miranda

    …..and flies……smh

    Rep. Alcee Hastings accuses Obama of ignoring minority candidates for Cabinet
    http://thegrio.com/2013/01/30/rep-alcee-hastings-accuses-obama-of-ignoring-minority-candidates-for-cabinet/

    • Kennymack1971

      Who do these Negroes think they’re impressing with this BS? They want to jump all bad with President Obama but never get as hardcore with the GOP.

    • Ebogan63

      Oh fucking shut up, Alcee.

    • Jziglar

      Did this corrupt fool not realize that the president nominated a black man to head the ATF, or that Ursula Burns a black woman who is ceo of xerox is being considered for Commerce Secretary.

      • Ebogan63

        Jziglar these jackasses just live to fix they lips to attack PBO, never mind that facts often get in the way of their stupid takes.

      • Camille

        They only want the blacks THEY pick.

        No different from the PL. They get to define who qualifies as a woman and a minority. And only those they sanction reap the benefits of their validation and outrage on their behalf. Or else.

        Have you ever heard a single one of these we demand equality and power for women come to Mrs Obama’s defense on anything?
        Or have you ever heard any of the loudmouths in the CBC even feign upset at the disrespect of the First Lady?

        • jziglar

          Nope ! But they feigned outrage and went out of their way to defend Billy Boy for lying about getting a blowjob. Too busy kissing the Clinton’s ass but they won’t even defend the Obama’s. The CBC is a joke.

      • QOakaJP

        Maybe they know this, but are trying to position themselves as being the reason why PBO does what he does (because, as the PL wants us to believe, the president either can’t think for himself, or he does the “wrong” kind of thinking.)

        • conlakappa

          Yep, they came late to him and have been trying to play catch-up ever since then.

    • jds09

      I want to see the list!

      “The Black Caucus of Congress then sent 61 names to the White House,” Hastings said, according to the Sacramento Observer. “Time went by. Not one of that 61 was selected – not one.”

      Was it 61 different names or the same one 61 times? The public has a right to know. lol

      • conlakappa

        Seriously. He knows that the lazy media won’t ask the follow-up question and he had enough sense to make it sound like an almost-credible number.

      • nellcote

        Did they all pass background checks? How many were relatives or business associates? No aspersions to the people on the list but the CBC seems to have different priorities.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      “If I was president of the United States, there is no way in hell that I would raise a billion dollars and don’t spend but a million dollars with people who probably had as much to do with my becoming president as anybody,” the Florida Democrat said.

      NEGRO!? Thats why your ass ain’t President!!!! He was running for President of the United States. Not financing black publications. WHAT THE FUCK!!?

      You know what, this is EXACTLY why Barack Obama ain’t picked none of the people on that damned list. The CBC is like the rest of em, are mad as shit that this gentleman didn’t stay in and wait his turn for the Presidency and get their blessing. Hell the fuck no you do not get to dictate to Barack Obama who to pick for his cabinet. In that house for four more years, that is his decision to make, not yours. See, this is why I am so against the gerrymandering of minority majority districts now. I understood the reasoning why they did it before, but now I’m like we need to end this. Because now we have do nothing congressman just like the rest of them and all they want to do is come up when Barack Obama gets in as though he owes you shit. This is what is wrong with the CBC. They have this mentality that just because he is black, he’s supposed to cater specifically to black issues only, as if healthcare, gay rights, immigration, education, gun control, financial reform ain’t got shit to do with black people. Its funny, because they never really define what black issues are, they just speak in the abstracts like, alleviating poverty, or appoint one of us in your cabinet. As if them Negroes were gonna follow President Obama’s orders, because thats what they really do in the Cabinet and you know them hucklebucks wouldn’t stand for that. So they can go to Wembley Stadium in London and have all them seats.

      • MsKitty

        And let the church say Amen.

      • jds09

        In my younger days I worked for a very brilliant young black man who told me “black people, we don’t elect black politicians,it’s a coronation.” His logic being, once they are in office they don’t have to produce, just be vocal. Over the years, in many cases, I’ve found that to be true. I’m with you on the gerrymandered districts.

      • Camille

        Amen!

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

      Hastings is lying. According to this article, the CBC only sent TWO names: Barbara Lee and Melvin Watt: http://blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/2013/01/10/congressional-black-caucus-urging-obama-to-appoint-oakland%E2%80%99s-barbara-lee-as-secretary-of-labor/

      And look at this bs:

      Rep. Alcee L. Hastings says President Obama of consistently disrespects the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Black Press, and graduates of historically Black colleges, key groups that were critical to his re-election in November.

      …Hastings said he also outspent the Obama campaign in other media in Broward County, which makes up part of his congressional district.

      “I did that because I wanted Obama to win the presidency, but I particularly went to the ground in this election to prove to him and his minions that this was territory that had been watered, flowered, grown and harvested long before anybody knew his (expletive) name.”

      MORE: http://sacobserver.com/2013/01/cbc-member-says-obama-disrespects-blacks/

      —————————————————————————

      So Hastings is publicly CURSING President Obama just because he didn’t spend money with his Black publishing buddies??? And how is PBO disrespecting HBCUs when he INCREASED their funding???

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        Oh, now I see. Its about old ass Alcee. Yeah, ALCEE won the Presidency for Barack Obama. It was ALCEE who was disrespected because the President didn’t recognize his hard work in getting his district” watered” for harvest so that the President could win twice.

        Hastings continued, “…Because of your efforts –national Black publishers – because of many of your efforts, we voted 2 percent in this election more than we did in ’08. And I received 2 percent more in the congressional district that I serve than he did –and that’s the message I wanted to send to him.”
        Yet, he’s President of the United States. And you a low name Congressman.
        This nig…….

        • Miranda

          What national black publishers is this fool even talking about? This is the problem right here. Its the 21st century, PBO’s camp campaigned like it was 2012 and not like it was 1986. They researched the data and determined the most effective bang for their buck considering ALL the modes of communication. Alcee Hastings thinks its 30 years ago and OFA needed to be spending on ads in Atlanta Daily World and on the back of church fans. I dont know what publications he is even referring too….what I do know is between Tom Joyner, Steve Harvey, Rickey Smiley, Michael Baisden and Al Sharpton, PBO and his surrogates reached more than 70% of AA voters in this country. What I do know is Stefani Brown of OFA was genius in creating the grassroots level of campaigning via beauty and barber shops, black churches and HBCUs. So Alcee can miss me with this mess about spending money in some publications with a circulation of 10.

          • GOVCHRIS1988

            Oh, you should have seen this right here.

            Hastings drew loud laughter when he discussed his deep aversion to social media.

            “That rush to judgment that the media does is particularly damaging, especially when you got people in their bedrooms at 3 o’clock in the morning, sitting looking at a screen and Googling, twatting and tweeting all night long. It ain’t that much communications in the world,” he said.

            “People ask do I have a Blackberry? No! A Whiteberry, either. The kids asked to give me an iPad. What do I need an iPad for? I have a flip phone and I have no contacts on it. I don’t give a (expletive) if nobody calls me. I want to be able to call when I want to call.”

            Old corrupt mothafucka need to sit down somewhere.

          • Miranda

            He’s a prime example on why there should be term limits.

          • isonprize

            He’s a prime example on why there should be term limits.

            Lord Jesus, YES!!! Let the church say AMEN!!!

      • jziglar

        He is just jealous of the president.

      • MsKitty

        What is he, 12?

        This child needs to sit down somewhere.

      • conlakappa

        Nothing for HBCUs… like the money that is in the ACA for them? I guess he still hasn’t taken the time to read the bill. Too busy winning Florida dor the President. /tooth suck ’cause I risk less injury than rolling my eyes.

      • angee

        I’m from NC and Mel is my congressman and take it from me Mel ain’t READY and he will NEVER be ready for a cabinet position. He ain’t the one alcee, next!
        Sidenote, if you ever meet Mel that man has the PRETTIEST skin and gotta be damn near . It’s like a baby’s behind.

      • Miranda

        I don’t doubt the ability of Rep Barbara Lee or Melvin Watt to be effective Labor and Commerce Secretaries respectively….but I find it mighty convenient that all of a sudden those two names are floated for these positions. It just seems odd to me. I’ve never read a word about their interests in those positions before. If anyone knows of something, please share. I mean, it almost seems like this letter was done as cover and its real easy to limit questioning if its two members they’re championing as opposed to actually having met with and championed someone outside of the CBC circle.

  • crazycanuck

    Thanks GN for letting me know about Honesttoddler. LMAO

    Honest Toddler ‏@HonestToddler

    Fell down and was just denied a Band Aid because “there’s no blood.” EMOTIONAL SCARS DON’T BLEED

    • Miranda

      ROFLMAO!!!

    • PBomb

      LOL!!

    • Aquagranny911

      OMG! Laughing so hard! Kiddos love band aids. You HAVE to give them one no matter if you need a microscope to see the injury. It is part of the Toddler Rule book. Everybody knows that!

      • MsKitty

        Looking back it was probably because $ was tight and there was too many other things that needed to be on the shopping list first, but me and my sisters practically had to be ready for the ER to get a band aid.

        Other kids would get a scraped knee and their mom would break out a bandage, kiss the boo-boo and make it better. My Mom? “Eh, it’s just a scratch. You’ll live.” To this day me and the sisters still joke about how that toughened us up for life.

        • Aquagranny911

          LOL! That was about the same in my childhood too. I remember cutting myself pretty bad once helping in the kitchen. Granny handed me a clean rag & said: “Don’t bleed on the onions.”

          • isonprize

            Granny handed me a clean rag & said: “Don’t bleed on the onions.”

            Damn, AG, you got me CRYIN” over here.

  • Miranda

    No…this is not the Onion.

    GOP Montana Legislator Wants State To Spank Criminals

    Montana State Rep. Jerry O’Neil (R) is sponsoring a bill to allow defendants to “bargain with the court” to receive “corporal punishment in lieu of incarceration.” The bill would apply to not just misdemeanor crimes, but also felonies — though the bill requires that the “exact nature of the corporal punishment to be imposed” be “commensurate with the severity, nature, and degree of the harm caused by the offender.”

    John S. Adams, who covers the Montana legislature for the Great Falls Tribune, wrote : “The measure is already raising eyebrows and is sure to catch the attention of those on the lookout for ‘bat crap crazy’ legislation this session. Republican leadership has been doing its best to tamp down any potential bills the other side might use to embarrass the GOP as they work to craft a budget. This one apparently didn’t get tamped.”

    more here
    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/01/30/1517721/gop-montana-legislator-wants-state-to-spank-criminals/?mobile=nc

    • Daltex82

      Why don’t we just put a dunce cap on their heads and make them sit in the “timeout” corner and no I’m not talking about the criminal.

      People elect these morons then go about their lives never knowing or caring about the crazy that they can inflict on a State.

      • Aquagranny911

        They only time they pay attention to the loco is when it pinches their own toes. Too many probably don’t give a flying rotten fig what happens to others. Sad to say.

    • Aquagranny911

      …”embarrass the GOP?…impossible because they have gone beyond that long ago.

      Where do they dredge up these people & who the fig actually voted for them?

    • nellcote

      dude is letting his fetish hang out.

  • crazycanuck

    Nutty Bibi is going to get his war wherever he can.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- — – – NO!- — -WORDS!!!- –

    – — Missouri Bill Would Require All First Graders To Take NRA-Sponsored Gun Class- —
    – – -Students in Missouri have no sexual education requirement, so there’s a good chance they don’t know how to properly protect themselves from STIs or unintended pregnancy. Soon, though, they may be able to protect themselves from guns.

    Missouri state Senate is considering a bill that would require all first graders in the state to take a gun safety training course. Using a grant provided by the National Rifle Association, it would put a “National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program” instructor in every first grade classroom.

    The irony that there’s no requirement for students to learn about their bodies — but that there is one for deadly weapons — seems lost on the legislators proposing the measure, one of whom lamented, “I hate mandates as much as anyone, but some concerns and conditions rise to the level of needing a mandate”:pushing for its passage:
    – — -SNIP- —

    – -PERSPECTIVE!!!
    – – – – —And if the legislature is truly worried about protecting their students, sex education is a good place to start. Missouri’s young people suffer some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the country. Many of the schools run abstinence-only education, which is proven ineffective and likely to lead to more STIs and unintended pregnancies. It may not be as terrifying to a parent to imagine their child pregnant instead of shot, but it’s a much more likely possibility: In Missouri, 51 out of every 1,000 women have an unintended pregnancy, while there are 12.3 gun deaths per 100,00 people.

    THERE IS MORE.

    • MsKitty

      What could possibly go wrong?

      • jds09

        LOL…they’d be better off with a penis safety class.

        • Aquagranny911

          I should not have laughed at your comment but back in the day when I got paid to irritate people I worked at a youth shelter.

          This was back when you could still teach proper sex education. As chief counselor that was my job. One of the things I did was show the teens, boys & girls how to properly put on a condom. We used bananas for the practice.

          It was all I could do not to laugh because for all the macho and smart talk there is no one more prudish than a teen when they talk no nonsense sex education with an adult.

          • isonprize

            When I think about it, my gym/hygiene teachers were probably breaking the law.

            We used cucumbers…

    • Aquagranny911

      So…none of them will know how to properly put on a condom but pulling a trigger will be easy peasy…

      ….and Jesus is weeping!!!

  • Miranda

    President Obama’s popularity surges to three-year high

    President Obama is riding a wave of personal popularity into his second term, with his highest favorability ratings since his first year in office, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

    Fully 60 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of Obama in the new poll, up slightly from October but a clear shift in opinion from an election year in which his ratings hovered in the mid-to-low 50s. And by 39 percent to 26 percent, the president now has more “strongly” positive ratings than strongly negative reviews, breaking a two-year stretch in which intense opposition was on par with (or higher than) intense support.

    more here
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/01/30/president-obamas-popularity-surges-to-three-year-high/

  • GreenLadyHere

    - –Good Afternoon miranda/POU FAM♥. ***BIG HUG*** :>) –HERE’S MY CONTRIBUTION-- —LOL

    – — -Gotta “hit da road!”- —C YA soon!! :>)♥
    Have a good- — -rest of the day. :>)

  • aleth

    Go Gov Patrick!!!!!! Now I get to see the “progressives” full on racism and questioning of a black man’s decision again, since “Agent Frank” did not get it!!!

    • Camille

      Isn’t that the truth!

    • nathkatun7

      They are already exploding while loudly protesting that their opposition is not about race/color.

      • crazycanuck

        LOL, riiiiiiight,

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY aleth —***BIG HUG*** :>) – —

      – – -***handin’ ‘EM –BIG BAND AIDS – -4 their EXPLODIN’ HEADS!!*** – LOL — –

      Good 2 C U aleth. :>)

  • Miranda

    Kerry selects Kagan to administer oath

    (CNN) – Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan will swear in John Kerry as secretary of state on Friday afternoon, state department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Wednesday.

    “He knew her well from the Clinton White House and from Massachusetts,” Nuland said.

    more here
    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/30/kerry-selects-kagan-to-administer-oath/

  • creolechild

    Education Dept. to Hear School Closing Complaints

    The United States Department of Education is investigating complaints that plans to close or reorganize public schools in Philadelphia, Detroit and Newark discriminate against black and Hispanic students, as well as those with disabilities, a department official confirmed on Monday.

    Community activists from those cities and 15 others are scheduled to meet Tuesday with Education Secretary Arne Duncan to urge a moratorium on school-closing plans until agreements can be reached on alternatives. [....]

    Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/education/education-department-to-hear-school-closing-complaints.html?_r=1&

    H/T Jon Hurdle

  • creolechild

    45,800 Ford workers to get record $8,300 profit-sharing checks

    Ford Motor Co.’s record North American profit in 2012 will have a ripple effect on auto communities across the country and especially here in Southeast Michigan. Roughly 45,800 hourly United Auto Workers members who work at Ford plants in the United States will receive record profit-sharing checks of $8,300 on average in March.

    On average, the $8,300 profit-sharing check will have an economic impact of $20,750 per worker, when factoring a multiplying ripple effect, said David Sowerby, portfolio manager for Loomis Sayles in Bloomfield Hills.

    “While we encourage savings for the long term, spending it locally, especially on made-in-Michigan products, is a bigger economic multiplier,” Sowerby said. “It gives us a decent boost.”[....]

    Read more: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130129/AUTO0102/301290431#ixzz2JQ9vng5Q

    H/T Karl Henkel

  • creolechild

    Nearly Half Of Americans Are One Financial Shock Away From Poverty

    [....] Almost half (43.9%) of U.S. households are living on the edge of financial collapse with almost no savings to fall back on in the event of a job loss, health crisis or other income-depleting emergency, according to a report released today by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED).[....]

    [....] An even more dire picture of American finances has been painted by several other recent surveys. For instance, the Consumer Federation of America and the Consumer Planner Board of Standards found last year that nearly 40 percent of American households live paycheck to paycheck.

    Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/01/30/1517291/half-shock-poverty/

    H/T Pat Garofalo

  • creolechild

    Panera Doesn’t Offer a Free Lunch—It Offers Caring

    What happens when a business does not require customers to pay for its products? Panera Cares would know. The community-based, pay-what-you-want, nonprofit arm of bakery-cafe chain Panera Bread (PNRA) opened its fifth store, in Boston, on Jan. 23. While the restaurants list suggested prices for the items, customers can pay more, less, or nothing. They can also volunteer time instead.[....] On its first day, the new Boston store took in 109 percent of the retail value of 700 transactions.

    The percentage tends to decline after opening week. So far, the four stores in Portland, St. Louis, Detroit, and Chicago are collecting an average of 75 percent of the suggested price, enough to cover operating costs. About one-fifth of diners pay less than the suggested price. Occasional oddities aside, Panera sees the program as a sustainable way for communities to feed themselves, including people that cannot afford to buy food. As of now, “There’s no intention to close any of these down,” says Antonacci.

    Read more: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-28/panera-doesnt-offer-a-free-lunch-it-offers-caring#r=nav-r-story

    H/T Venessa Wong

    • Miranda

      WOW…wonderful show of what a company that cares can do. Think I’ll go to a Panera Bread tomorrow for lunch!

      • isonprize

        MIranda, their soup is the joint!

        • Miranda

          YUP! Gonna get me some tomorrow!

  • creolechild

    Israel to give Palestine $100 million in held taxes

    After a tough December, Israel is finally giving Palestine its tax revenue. Israel is transferring $100 million to the Palestinian Authority, officials announced today. The Prime Minister’s office says that the money transfer is “due to the financial hardship facing the PA,” the Times of Israel reported.

    Israel normally collects about $100 million in tax revenues and customs each month on behalf of the Palestinians, but withheld the money in December to protest Palestine’s upgraded status in the UN.[....]

    Read more: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/130130/israel-give-palestine-100-million-held

    H/T Amy Silverstein

  • creolechild

    FDA Allows College Campus To Make Contraception More Accessible With Plan B Vending Machine

    The FDA will allow a Pennsylvania-area college to continue dispensing emergency contraception to its students through a vending machine, just as it has done for the past three years, after a politically-motivated uproar last spring prompted a review of the university’s practices.[....] And after reviewing Shippensburg’s vending machine — which now requires students to swipe their IDs, an extra step to verify they attend the college and are above 17 years old — FDA officials have concluded there’s nothing wrong with expanding access to birth control in this way.[....]

    Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/01/29/1508841/fda-plan-b-vending-machine/

    H/T Tara Culp-Ressler

    • Miranda

      I believe in full access to contraception but the idea of a vending machine simply repulses me.

      • nellcote

        It’s a reasonable alternative on a college campus if phamacists refuse to sell it.

    • isonprize

      Um, is there something wrong with dispensing it at the campus health center?

      I mean, I’m no prude, but damn, Plan B ain’t exactly Skittles…

      • conlakappa

        It’s open during limited hours? I should think there is a higher need on weekends/after hours.

        • isonprize

          Short-sighted of me. My college health center was open 24/7. My bad.

          • conlakappa

            MIne was open like 10:00 to 3:00 M-F. It was a State school so might have had more limitations.

  • Miranda

    Obama to travel to Minneapolis on Monday to push gun agenda
    Posted by Philip Rucker on January 30, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    President Obama will travel to Minneapolis next week as part of his continuing efforts to mobilize public support around his broad gun-control agenda.
    A White House official said Obama will meet with local elected officials and law enforcement officials Monday to study steps Minneapolis has taken to reduce gun violence. The president also plans to tout his national proposals, which include universal background checks and bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.Obama’s visit to Minnesota comes as Congress weighs his proposals, some of which have met resistance not only from Republicans but also from some Democratic lawmakers.

    Minneapolis has been in the spotlight in the gun debate in recent years. The city, after a spike in violent crime involving young people, launched a series of youth violence initiatives in recent years that have reduced the number of shooting incidents. The area’s law enforcement leaders have been leading proponents of stronger background checks for gun buyers. And earlier in January, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak (D) hosted a regional gun policy summit.

    more here
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/01/30/obama-to-travel-to-minneapolis-on-monday-to-push-gun-agenda/

    • TyrenM

      I discussed with a colleague today, Mayor Rybak rode hard for PBO this election. We’re wondering his next move. So far, Sen. Franken and Gov. Dayton are leading polls for ’14 election so what’s his endgame. We think cabinet position but with Todd Jones getting ATF nod, we don’t see Rybak getting that big an upgrade. We can’t figure it out.

      Watching.

      • Miranda

        Hmmmm, I am interested too.

  • creolechild

    Hospitals Consider Picking Up The Tab For South Carolina’s Medicaid Expansion

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) remains a vocal opponent of President Obama’s health care reform law, and she has refused to participate in its state-level provisions, including accepting its optional expansion of the Medicaid program. The governor says she won’t extend Medicaid coverage to an estimated 500,000 additional low-income residents in her state because it’s too expensive — but hospital officials are wondering if she would change her mind if they picked up the tab.

    Hospitals seeking to expand Medicaid may propose a “provider tax” in order to cover the cost of the expansion. The hospital industry would be willing to tax itself in order to collect billions of federal funding designated for the states that choose to expand Medicaid,[....]

    Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/01/30/1513751/hospitals-consider-picking-up-the-tab-for-south-carolinas-medicaid-expansion/

    H/T Tara Culp-Ressler

    • jds09

      It’s stuff like this that must drive those RWNJ think tanks and message makers absolutely nuts. ACA is so well thought-out and written that reality must intrude. The hospitals are willing to tax themselves…amazing. Another lie bites the dust…”its to expensive”. It’s not to expensive, its a job creator.

      • nellcote

        The feds are covering 100% of medicaid expansion for the first 3 years and 90% after. It’s just insane that states won’t sign up for it. That tax for hospitals will be a pittance for at least the first 5 years compared to the millions they’ll get.

  • Miranda

    SMH…just sick…because ya know…Trayvon really looked like King-fucking-Kong and not like a 17 yr old boy.

    George Zimmerman defense releases new Trayvon Martin picture

    The attorney for George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman charged with shooting and killing Trayvon Martin, has released a new picture of 17-year-old Martin as part of discovery on Wednesday.

    Attorney Mark O’Mara told Local 6 that Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, provided what the defense team says is a much more accurate picture of his son to Sanford Police Department on Feb. 27, 2012 — the day after the shooting.

    O’Mara says his defense team believes that the picture Martin’s family provided to the media, depicting a younger Trayvon Martin, is unfair to Zimmerman. O’Mara says many in the public still view Martin as a young boy because of one of the first pictures released of him.

    more here
    http://www.clickorlando.com/news/George-Zimmerman-defense-releases-new-Trayvon-Martin-picture/-/1637132/18342886/-/kcxvmpz/-/index.html

    • Alma98

      SMGH!

    • GN

      Act of desperation from a scumbag and bona fide piece of shit.

  • lamh36

    ‘Sup guys.

    Man, I got so used to having 7 straight days off, that this new 5 days off, weekends off (at least until I am trained) is killing me. I get home and I just don’t feel like going out again. On weekends, I just have to sleep in late, so half the day is gone and it’s back to work…lol.

    It’s only been 3 weeks, so I know it’s gonna become old hat, but right now, I’m just tired…lol.

    But my weekends are free, so I have been able to see my grandmother (I’ve spent the last 3 weekends with her) and I’ll be going to NOLA for the weekend since it’s my godson’s birthday. I wasn’t planning on going since I didn’t want to be bothered by the Superbowl traffic, but I did go for Maddie B-Day and I’d feel bad missing my other godbaby’s b-day. So off to NOLA I go this weekend.

    Anyway, 2 more days until the weekend. Can’t wait.

    • TyrenM

      Traffic or not, I wish I was THERE! Superbowl! Mardi Gras! v. 20 below weather. Hard choice.

  • goldenstar

    And, this, from the Show Me state and Todd Akin territory.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -HAH – –1 MO’ reaction 2 —GOV. DUVAL’s –
    -STRATEGIC CHESS MOVE —

    – — — – -Waitaminute. . . WHAT’S THAT LOUD SOUND???- – – -HAH!! – – —

    – — – -Annnnd – –OUR REACTION. . – – – -LOL – —

    — -***RESOLUTELY annnd CONFIDENTLY – -STEPPIN’ 2 the –

    –“BAD LOUNGE” – – -Woo! Hoo! HOO!*** – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – –Woo! Hoo! – – -Wishin’ her WELL!! – –:>) – –

    [HEADLINE: -- -REALLY! -- -TELL IT LIKE IT IS. Ms. Serena is INJURED!! --***tsk*** - -***eye roll***]

    – – –Sloane Stephens in, Williams sisters out for US Fed Cup team - –
    – — — – Sloane Stephens will lead the U.S. Fed Cup team that is without the Williams sisters for the World Group first-round match against Italy on Feb. 9-10.

    U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez also included doubles specialist Liezel Huber and rookies Varvara Lepchenko and Jamie Hampton.

    Stephens is ranked a career-high No. 17 after beating Serena Williams to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open. She is in line to make her Fed Cup singles debut against the Italians.

    Serena Williams, who hurt her back in the quarterfinal loss to Stephens, played in the most recent U.S. match in the Fed Cup — a 5-0 victory over Ukraine in a World Group playoff in April last year. – –

    – — -PRAYIN’ 4 Ms. Serena/Ms. Venus –AMEN. –

    — -HOLD IT DOWN – -SISTA SLOANE♥ – – -U GOT SKILZ!! :>) –

  • GN

    Miranda, these musical selections are as usual beyond wonderful. My offering for today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1ceTo5gOjw

    • Miranda

      Nice! I hadn’t even heard of her before! I likes!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -Uhhh – —HE/THEY coulda KEPT THIS 2 HIMSELF/THEMSELVES!! — – – –

    – – – -San Francisco 49ers Player Wouldn’t Tolerate Gay Teammate: ‘Can’t Be With That Sweet Stuff’ – – –

    — –Last week, Baltimore Raves defensive tackle Brendan Ayanbadejo, an outspoken advocate for LGBT equality, said he hoped to use the Super Bowl as a platform to advocate for marriage equality and anti-bullying efforts. It’s no secret that there are players who don’t agree with Ayanbadejo’s advocacy, and one of his opponents this week is one of them.

    During an interview with radio personality Artie Lange, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver said he would not be welcoming of a gay player on his team, Yahoo! Sports reported:

    “I don’t do the gay guys man,” said Culliver, whose Niners play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. “I don’t do that. No, we don’t got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do.”

    “Can’t be with that sweet stuff. Nah…can’t be…in the locker room man. Nah.”
    Listen:
    – — –

    —C the – -UPDATES!! – —

    Annnn — BTW – — -we DON’T KNOW HIM – –F’REAL – — ***side eye*** ***tsk**

    • conlakappa

      You are working too hard to prove your manliness, bruh. Sounds a lot like overcompensating…

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY conlakappa. **BIG HUG** :>) – – —

        – – -***fist bump** — – - . . methinks he doth protest too much. -[Modified Shakespeare] — – — ***noddin my head*** :>) – —

        – -IMMA watch 4 some — FUTURE HEADLINES — -LOL – –

        Good 2 C U – -conlakappa. :>) – — -

    • Miranda

      As Fred G. Sanford would say: You Big Dummy.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL –miranda – – – -YA MEAN – – – -LIKE THIS???

        — – – -MY – -PEOPLE! – – – – -MY –PEOPLE!! — –
        — -BWAHAHAHA- —

        P.S. — -NOTE the –“SPARKLES” – –at the hips. LOL – – -“ZUMBA” – WEAR[initially. :>)] – –***shake it up** – –:>) – – -

      • conlakappa

        He now claims to have been misunderstood. Or misquoted. Or to have misspoken. Or something with mis. He says that those are his thoughts but not his feelings. Sorry, my fool translator broke during the election season!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – – -***tears*** – – -annnnd ***smiles*** – – –

    – -Gabby Giffords Visits Obama after Gun Violence Testimony- –
    – – – – —*With her husband by her side, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) gave a moving opening testimony before today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence.
    The couple then stopped by the White House for an Oval Office visit with President Obama.

    White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that President Obama was looking forward to seeing Giffords and her husband, retired and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, the AP reports. Carney said people at the White House were “heartened” to see Giffords speak out on gun violence.

    “Speaking is difficult but I need to say something important: violence is a problem. Too many children are dying,” Giffords said during her opening remarks.
    “Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you,” Giffords urged the committee.

    Watch below.

    – – – – –THERE R 2 MANY of US [CHILDREN ] DYING. – –***TEARS*** – –

    — -PRAYIN’ 4 YOUR CONTINUIN’ RECOVERY. – – -AMEN. – —

    – –THANK U – -OUR BELOVED – -COMPASSIONATE PRESIDENT. – -:>)–

  • GreenLadyHere

    –PA- REEECH – – -REV. AL.! :>) – – – –

    – – –Sharpton Says to Blacks on Immigration: ‘Let’s Not Fight Each Other’ – –
    – – – –Reverend Al Sharpton talked with the TJMS this morning on the hot topic of immigration just one day after President Obama outlined his plans for immigration reform.

    Sharpton explains why he thinks it’s not just a Latino problem but also how it directly impacts the black community.

    Read the full transcript below. – –

    -THANK U 4 THIS —PERSPECTIVE. :>) —SURE do APPRECIATE your — WISDOM. :>) – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — –LOL – —“LiLman —GOT SKIlZ! :>) – — —

    – – -“Kid President” Offers World Delightful Pep Talk (VIDEO) — –
    – —–Kid President, who says on his website that he is “sponsored by Mom,” began his positive offerings last July, according to NewsOne. Making sure he has ample time to dance in between his cathartic messages, one can only fall in love with the adorable young boy who is wise beyond his years.

    In the midst of school shootings, high unemployment, divisive politics, and seemingly neverending violence in many of our communities, it is refreshing to see a young boy armed with a camera, a good heart, and loving words attempt to inspire the world…one video at a time.

    — – —KUDOS!♥ — —Waitin’ 4 him 2 –“BLOW UP” – – – BLESS U♥ – –

    – — NICE –ENCOURAGEMENT – – -MOM :>) – —

    – – — YOUNG – –GIFTED —annnd BLACK. :>)

    P.S. – – – -Favors – – -Alan Keyes/”unca Tom –IMHO – —SADLY :>) – – –

  • goldenstar

    Lawrence O’Donnell has the RW woman who testified today @ the Judiciary Comm hearing on his show and he. is. tearing. her. a. new. one.

    Must-see video. WOW.

    • Aquagranny911

      Dang! I want to see that! Thanks for the heads up. I watched her prattle at the hearings. She’s total bat guano crazy!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — -Oooooweee —- Larry “O” — is –GOIN’ IN ON” – —a nra(CIST) – –
    LOL – —-

    – -SHE COULD NOT SHOW 1 INCIDENT – -WHERE an “ASSAULT WEAPON” was USED as a DEFENSE WEAPON! – – -NEVA!! – – -NOT ONE CASE!! — -LOL – – –

    YET — -she was DEFENDIN’ a WOMAN’S – – -“RIGHT 2 CHOOSE” – – -2 USED a GUN –2nd AMENDMENT – — —

    – -OH! – – -BUT – —NOT an — abortion — as a reproductive right. HAH! – – -WINGNUT!! – –

    – –P.S. – – -THAT he’s – – gon tryta CHALLENGE – –BRUTHA –GOV . DUVAL on –HIS CHOICE – – – –SAAAAAAAAAAA-LAP!!- — —

    HE STR8 – –can MISS ME!! – – —geesh!! – — -

  • GreenLadyHere

    Jus’ MUSING” – ——HERE R SOME THINGS that I’m WAITIN’ 4 – –in 2013: – – – –

    – – –☻ –The -“Crew of Blatant Critics” [CBC] – –2 utter a POSITIVE WORD of SUPPORT 2 – -MR. PRESIDENT.
    —-☻ –Maybe a WORD of ENCOURAGEMENT — -2 OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥ –[Actually I was hopin' 4 a --"WELCOME TEA"]
    — – ☻ – -The “CBC” – -2 —WELCOME 2 Membership” – —Interim Senator William “Mo” Cowan. :>) – –
    – – -☻ – -Da — Emoprogs/PLs – – -2 EVA – – -COMMEND MR. PRESIDENT 4 ANYTHANG!! – – – –ANYTHANG!! – – -geesh
    – – -☻ –T(r)avesty – –2 FINALLY REALIZE – -that he will NEVA GET that – –WHITE HOUSE INVITE! – – – -Soooo – – -GET OVA IT!! . LOL – –
    – – -☻ – -Cornrow – -2 REALIZE that he really isn’t –sportin’ a – –RIGHTEOUS –AFRO! LOL – –He jus’ needsta comb his hair – -erry now annnd again. LOL
    – – – — Annnnd that the MEDICAL PROFESSION has INVENTED — –DENTISTRY. :>) – –

    – – –MO’ – -L8R. :>) – —

    • Camille

      Me too Sis, me too.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        – – -***fist bump*** :>) – – – – –

        – – – -MY PEOPLE??? -MY PEOPLE??? - —

        Good 2 C U SisCamille. :>) – –

    • JojoRaze

      *guffaw* I agree with everything on here.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        — —-***fist bump*** – – –THANK U. :>) – — –

        I thought of another 1: – — –☻ – – – -WHEN da –“SOLE” PATROL — -would wanna –through their POSITIVE actions —–EARN BACK their “SOUL” –:>) — –

        Good 2 C U JojoRaze. :>) – – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — -[Apologies ifff a dup] – – – -HE – –BEYOND QUALIFIED. :>) – –

    – –10 facts about Mo Cowan – –
    – — – – His name has been ringing in political ears since Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick selected him Wednesday to fill soon-to-be Secretary of State John Kerry’s Senate seat. But who exactly is William “Mo” Cowan? Here are 10 facts that you need to know about Massachusetts’s interim U.S. senator.

    1. Cowan is close to the governor. He served as Patrick’s legal counsel when he was hired in 2009, before being promoted a year later to chief of staff. He stepped down from the position this month, announcing his intention to leave late last year. However, he was still a senior adviser to Patrick.
    2. The 43-year-old will be the second African-American to ever serve Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate.
    His predecessor was Edward Brooke, who served 1967-1979 and was the first African-American elected to Senate by popular vote.

    3. Cowan has no prior elected government experience at all. However, he is active in his community, serving on several local school boards.

    4. When Gov. Mitt Romney was being criticized for the lack of diversity in appointing judges, Cowan helped the Republican find minority lawyers to fill the positions. He aided Middlesex District Attorney Gerard T. Leone Jr. in similar appointments and is also credited with helping to attract more black lawyers to the prominent law firm Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo.
    – — –SNIP —
    10. Cowan, the son of a machinist and a seamstress, is originally from Yadkinville, N.C., which was segregated during his boyhood. He witnessed Ku Klux Klan activities. – –[HE KNOWS!!] — -

    THERE IS MORE. – – –

    – – -CONGRATULATIONS – – -Mr. “MO”. :>) —PROUD of U. :>) - — –

  • Aquagranny911

    POU Fam, I hear reports of some really bad weather out east & south.

    Be safe all of you in the path of storms.

    • crazycanuck

      Yes, be safe. AG I think Mirianda said it might be heading her way.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -[Apologies ifff a dup] — — -SPEAK – — MR. PRESIDENT – —

    — –President Obama Interview on Univision: No Doubt, Gun, Immigration Bills Will Pass in Coming Months – 1/30/13– –
    – –TRUE LEADERSHIP! :>) —

  • TyrenM

    Re: Mo, Lawrence bit his tongue tonight. Now Imma have to watch tomorrow night.

    Joy Ann stated facts about Hillary but would NOT join Ed in endorsing already. Big up to Joy Ann.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda —OK LOL – – -THIS is da — – FUN -BIZNESS – – LOL- –

    – – -Denver Mayor Makes Good on Bet – –
    – ——Denver Mayor Michael Hancock paid off his bet after the Denver Broncos lost their playoff game to the Baltimore Ravens by doing Ray Lewis’ pregame squirrel dance.

    And he released it on video for everyone to see.

    Here’s the video: – —

    – – –PROMISE – -MADE – – – —-PROMISE –KEPT! -:>) – – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    – –Dear POU FAM♥ – —G’NIGHT. :>) – – -MAY U HAVE BLESSED SWEET DREAMS -♥ – -♥ :>) —-

    – – – —Bayete – Soweto Gospel Choir.

    — – -Oh Hail Oh hail, Oh hail Lion of Judah You are the Head of the Church Alpha and Omega The beginning and the end. Oh Great and Mighty God Seated on the Heavenly throne You are the shield of truth holy city/bayete Jerusalem, Jerusalem Lift up your voice and sing Hosanna in the highest Hosanna to the King We salute you my Lord We salute the heavens We salute you my Lord – — –WE THANK U 4 YOUR BLESSINGS —2-DAY. AMEN.

    – – -UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT. ♥ :>) – –