July 22, 2014

Wednesday Afternoon Thread: The Chicago Blues

The Chicago blues is a form of blues music that developed in Chicago, Illinois, by taking the basic acoustic guitar and harmonica-based Delta blues, making the harmonica louder with a microphone and an instrument amplifier, and adding electrically amplified guitar, amplified bass guitar, drums, piano and sometimes saxophone and trumpet. The music developed in the first half of the twentieth century as a result of the Great Migration, when Black workers moved from the South into the industrial cities of the North such as Chicago.

Chicago blues was street corner-based music. But after the music quickly gained popularity, it became a giant commercial enterprise. Soon the new style of music reached out and touched Europe, which led many famous English rock n’ roll bands to get their inspiration from the Chicago blues.

At first, the blues clubs in Chicago were filled with black performers, and the music itself was aimed for black audiences. Most of the blues clubs were on the far south side of Chicago, so white people did not visit them. Later, however, more and more white audiences visited the clubs and listened to the music. This caused clubs to open up on the north side. In addition, more white men started playing the blues after it became popular.

We Know Chess Records was home to some of the greats, but there were others too that took the sorrow, pain and soul of the Delta and made it home in Chi-town.

Buddy Guy – Damn Right I Got The Blues

Earl Hooker – Anna Lee

KoKo Taylor – I’m A Woman

Earl Hooker – Two Bugs And A Roach

  • Miranda

    I can’t do anything but laugh at this….smh…really? haha…ok

    GLAAD ‏@glaad33m
    Huge news! @glaad is honoring President Bill Clinton at the #glaadawards in LA on 4/20. Don’t miss it! http://glaad.org/mediaawards

    • jds09

      DADT Clinton!? That one? lol

      • Daltex82

        Yep, DADT one!

        • isonprize

          I see what you did there.

        • qosine

          Winning

    • Alma98

      SMGDH!

    • AxelFoley

      LOL, these fools are hopeless. Bill gives them his ass to kiss on DADT and DOMA, and they say “Please, sir, may I have some more?”

      We see white privilege extends to the white gay community.

      • Alma98

        It always has Axel, and I like this comment f-u disqus!

        • Aquagranny911

          ♥ Alma!!!

          • Alma98

            (((hugs)))

      • jziglar

        White privilege is playing a role. A lot of these people can’t stand to give credit to any non-white person no matter how big the achievement. These people make me sick with the constant ass kissing of a former President who failed to live up to expectations and opened himself up to attacks by constant scandals.

        • AxelFoley

          Thank you. I know Gore ran a shitty campaign, but I still say Clinton’s shenanigans helped doom Gore. And because of that, many people, Americans and Iraqis, lost their lives because Bush and Cheney’s bullshit.

          • Aquagranny911

            LIKE, LIKE, LIKE!

    • crazycanuck

      Unfuck!ing believable.

    • MsKitty

      They stoopid.

    • Admiral_Komack

      Later, Dan Choi and his fence will wed, as a ladder looks on…

      • Alma98

        HAHAHAHAHAHA!

      • qosine

        LOL

      • Aquagranny911

        LMAO!

      • CamilleCamille

        LOL! Haven’t seen him around lately, did he finally check himself into rehab because he sure needed serious help.

        • Admiral_Komack

          Either that, or Lowe’s.

    • GreenLadyHere

      - -LOL — Miranda- – -Soooo WELL DESERVED!! – -LOL —

      Maybe he can EXPECT some VOTES!! — – in 2016 – –4 da “little wifey.”- –LOL — -

      • CamilleCamille

        That’s what this is all about Sis, votes for Hillary.

        • GreenLadyHere

          HEEY SiSCamilleCamille —***BIG HUG** :>) —-

          —–***FIST BUMP*** —– —LOL —

          –THEY sooo “trynta B SLICK!” – -HAH
          Good 2 C U. :>) – -

    • jziglar

      An award for a man who supported DADT and signed DOMA into law. The man lies and said he had no choice because of the 1996 election (which by the way was not a close election), and he openly campaigned / touted in the south that he signed that law. This organization should be ashamed for talking up a mediocre president who always lies and whitewashes his record.

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        DADT was a step forward. Before DADT if the military did not like a person’s sexual orientation and found out about it they usually got kicked out under less than honorable conditions.

        Clinton wanted to lift the whole ban but Sam Nunn who was the powerful Armed Services Chairman at that time along with Military brass said no way no how. The result was a compromise i.e. don’t ask don’t tell.

        As for DOMA that was a steamroller that no matter how Clinton felt was going to pass. Bob Barr brought it up in the House and Don Nickles introduced it in the Senate. The final talley:

        House: Yeas 342 Nays 67
        Senate:Yeas 85 Nays 14

        A veto proof majority in both Houses. Putting up a fight would have been a waste of time.

        • jds09

          Okay, this is true…but “Advocate for Change”? When Clinton made political choices? That’s rewarded? I don’t get it.

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            I can kind of see where they are coming from on DADT because he did want to end the ban altogether. DOMA? Not so much. All he did there was get out of the way of a runaway frieght train.

          • jds09

            I can kinda see it too…you get to serve and keep your job, but they lose me here too. Either its a civil rights equal status issue or it isn’t. Using the civil rights analogy, they are gonna reward Clinton for creating a softer “Jim Crow” situation where being in the closet is given an approving wink and nod. Please.

          • Aquagranny911

            “Please” Indeed!

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            I can see that but when it passed it was considered a huge step forward. From get out and here’s a dishonorable discharge to go with you to keep your mouth shut and we may get along was considered major.

          • Aquagranny911

            I see what you are saying & I have to agree somewhat because I have family in the military. When all the caca about DADT was going down, I asked my nephew about this and his response was: “I don’t give a fuck where my Marines put their cocks as long as they have my back when the shit starts flying!”

            He did three tours in these wars so I think he may have spoken for more than just himself. Progress on so many social issues is often slow & complex.

            Gracias Woody for your contributions to this discussion.

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            Thank You Aquagranny. And believe me while I do like the Clintons I would love someone brand spanking new in 2016 so I don’t have to go through this stuff :)

            But I like it. Good thread folks and thanks to everybody for the exchange.

          • Aquagranny911

            I don’t like the Clintons so we will agree to disagree, no?
            I also hope for young new blood. Hillary is just too old & sorry if that is ageist because at almost 70 I do know well the limits of mind & body. Being President is a difficult, physically & mentally taxing job, way more than being SOS. I don’t think she can do it & I feel Bill’s hand in this.

            It is a good thread & one of the things I so love about POU is that debate is always fact filled, respectful & direct.

            ♥ to ALL my POU Fam!

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            “I don’t like the Clintons so we will agree to disagree, no?”

            Agreed. But truth to tell when people say they don’t like the Clintons I’m one of those people who understand exactly why.

          • Aquagranny911

            Pardon me for saying, but Clinton lost political capital & clout with his sexual excesses. He could never stand on moral principle. The man is a goat!

          • TresL

            Right AG a “Bill”y-goat!

          • Aquagranny911

            Clinton has always been about Clinton. Forgive my prejudice but I am so sick of these loud mouthed gays (mostly white) & their caca.

            We have some close LGBT friends and they don’t talk like some of these. They love PBO & appreciate all he is doing & they seldom mention Clinton except to sneer sometimes.

        • Aquagranny911

          Gracias Woody for this info.

        • jziglar

          Sorry that doesn’t excuse him because he touted and campaigned on signing DOMA and openly endorsed it. He could have voiced that he was against it but the man is a coward. He now says it was wrong but if it was wrong then why did he run ad’s supporting DOMA ? The guy is a near pathological liar and no matter what the Clintonites say he was a mediocre president.

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            Voicing he was against it would not have meant anything to Bob Barr and Don Nickles. This was a born and bred Republican bill that many Democrats voted for.

            And truth to tell the attitudes about same sex marriage were 180 what they are now. Clinton felt like the majority of his own party in that regard. Why would he voice he was against it when he wasn’t? At that time anyway.

          • jziglar

            Sorry but he knew it was wrong then and went along with it. The democrats who voted for it were wrong as well but Clinton touted the bill to get votes in the south. DOMA was not so much about supporting gay marriage but more about blatant discrimination when it comes to federal benefits. Clinton knew it was wrong but he supported it anyway. Just like he supported Welfare reform, Telecom deregulation (which helped create the present right wing media outlet), repeal of Glass Stegall, and on and on. Like I said before the guy is a near pathological liar, I know longer like the guy or trust him.

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            No he didn’t know it was wrong then. He’s trying to claim that now. Back then it was a winning issue and nobody thought otherwise.

            And let’s say he did know it was wrong and spoke out vehemently. What would have happened? Nothing because DOMA was going to pass with a super majority in both Houses. He couldn’t override it. Is he trying to triangulate? Yep.But either way the handwriting was on the wall.

            Right now I don’t have to trust him one way or the another. It’s Hillary who needs to keep her eyes on him.

          • jziglar

            He endorsed it ! Period ! You don’t need to go much further than that. He openly campaigned on it in 1996. Compare that to Obama who supports closing GITMO but almost everyone in Congress is against it and the support among the American people has dropped. Obama continues to voice support for closing it because it’s the right thing to do. Clinton on the hand is a coward. He said in 1992 that he would be friendly to the gay community but like the promises he made to the black community it was all talk. The guy lies about everything to everyone.

          • TresL

            Thank you!

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            That’s what I’m saying. He endorsed it and campaigned on it in 1996 because he supported it just like he told the Advocate that same year. Clinton was for DOMA. It was a winning issue for everybody that voted for it.

          • Aquagranny911

            Gracias! IMHO, Billygoat Clinton is a completely selfish, morally bankrupt person. I, also, have never really forgiven either of the Clintons for the 2008 primary behavior but I do tend to hold a grudge.

            I was prepared to forgive Hillary somewhat for her work as SOS but her recent behaviors and all this latest Clinton BS have cancelled that!

            If, Dios forbid, she should gain nomination in 2016 I don’t know what I will do. I can’t not vote & I won’t vote Repug.

          • jziglar

            Yeah it would be a tough vote. I would support Hillary if it came down to it but I won’t be enthusiastic about it.

          • jziglar

            Yeah it would be a tough vote. I would support Hillary if it came down to it but I won’t be enthusiastic about it.

          • TresL

            I’ve already decided that if she gets the nomination I will vote for her only if it appears to be close in my state. I live in a blue state that is sometimes a battleground depending on the candidate. If it isn’t close I will skip the presidential section and vote the rest of my ballot. I do not want my fingerprints on the impending disaster of a Clinton two-fer presidency.

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            I know. Because even if they really do manage to keep their noses clean the media is going to do everything possible to drag us back to the 90′s.

          • CamilleCamille

            Not me. I can’t do it.

          • TresL

            I’ve already decided that if she gets the nomination I will vote for her only if it appears to be close in my state. I live in a blue state that is sometimes a battleground depending on the candidate. If it isn’t close I will skip the presidential section and vote the rest of my ballot. I do not want my fingerprints on the impending disaster of a Clinton two-fer presidency.

          • TresL

            It’s called courage, leadership; qualities he does not possess. It’s clear to me that when a person likes someone they can forgive, ignore or rationalize anything and conversely with PBO if you hate him it’s impossible to give him credit for anything. We just saw it yesterday with the family values party voting for a man who lied to and abandoned his state, his wife and four children to be with his “ho” at taxpayers expense. We’re now seeing it with the far-left crowd’s revisionist history of the Clinton Administration.

            I once liked Clinton too but when I became aware of new information, facts and perspective I was able to course correct. His treatment of PBO in the primaries was the last straw for me. This is the same Bill Clinton who was advised by that piece of shit Dick Morris. A person who could lean on such a despicable person for advice is likely just as despicable.

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            The same can be said about when someone hates someone. They can rationalize their hate in every way shape and form. But let’s not get into that. I’m just making a point about these two issues not defending the whole of his Presidency

            And courage for what? Something which at that time he didn’t believe in. Here’s what Clinton told the Advocate in 1996

            “I remain opposed to same-sex marriage. I believe marriage is an institution for the union of a man and a woman. This has been my long-standing position, and it is not being reviewed or reconsidered.”

            Now he’s triangulating. Back then this was how he actually felt.

            Oh and Dick Morris always inflated how much credit he deserved. Clinton was one of the founders of the DLC whose goal was to pull the Democratic Party more to the right. He felt that way long before Mr Toupee showed up.

          • TresL

            No rationalization is needed when the facts are well known. It’s more of a choice to ignore them or accept them.

            Also, Dick Morris famously advised the already accomplished liar to lie to the country about Monica Lewinsky which resulted in almost two years of national scandal. Two years which he is desperate to get back through an HRC presidency, God forbid.

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            I agree with that and I extend that same line of thought to whoever. Be it Clinton, Bush or PBO. Time has a way of making us gloss over some of the details of what actually took place.

            Yeah see what I mean about Morris? Clinton took his advice and we see how that turned out. But I’m not sure it would have mattered anyway because Henry Hyde and and House Republicans were on a witch hunt.

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            I agree with that and I extend that same line of thought to whoever. Be it Clinton, Bush or PBO. Time has a way of making us gloss over some of the details of what actually took place.

            Yeah see what I mean about Morris? Clinton took his advice and we see how that turned out. But I’m not sure it would have mattered anyway because Henry Hyde and and House Republicans were on a witch hunt.

          • TresL

            The point isn’t whether it would have mattered or not. The point is this was someone he relied on for advice. A person who ran racist ads against Harvey Gant in the NC senate race. This is who the “first black president” invited into his inner circle.

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            Didn’t know that. I thought that was something Jesse Helms thought up all by himself.

            But my point is House Republicans had lost their minds and even if Clinton had declared everyday Ronald Reagan Day it would not have mattered to them.

          • CamilleCamille

            But he never even spoke up all these years until recently when they began setting up the stage for Hillary. Now he’s trying to clean up and sanitize every aisle he ever peed in to .

          • TyrenM

            Triangulation. Why Hillary won’t get my primary vote. Lani Guinier. Glass-Stegal. Susan Rice. South Carolina… Shit, I can do this all night.

            To tonight’s subject. I think it’s one thing to “evolve.” A whole nother to bullshit the whole country again and again and again.
            I left out the Bosnia tarmac….

          • isonprize

            I’m late to the party, but thanks Tyren, You are bringing the facts. And America is FAMOUS for her ‘short-term’ memory.

            Was Dick Morris the one who made the cover of TIME for a scandal of some sort?

          • CamilleCamille

            “–when I became aware of new information, facts and perspective I was able to course correct.–”

            LOL!

        • TresL

          Bob Schrum recently wrote an article that claims Clinton advised Kerry to run against same sex marriage to get elected and that was as recently as 2004. Clinton is a snake and will say and do anything at any given moment for political expediency. He has no core, no principles and with that description he could easily be a Democratic version of Mitt Romney. It’s really no more complicated than that.

          “I did not inhale. I did not have sex with that woman. Barack Obama should be getting us coffee.” You name it. He’s a liar, a fraud, a sexual predator and I believe a racist too and it is my sincere hope and prayer that HRC does not run or loses if she does because I never want that craven bastard in the White House again.

          • Tafr

            Thank you! as recently as 2008 he claimed DOMA is not anti-gay. Now some folks may believe that, whatever that is their right, but I bet you most gay folks have a different opinion.

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            I’m sure he did because the attitude towards same sex were still influx. Now it’s politically expedient to say he’s for it.

            In 1996 there was a feeling that marriage was under assault (and this was before Fox News!) so they came up with an easy slam dunk piece of legislation named DOMA. It was thought insane to not vote for it and just about everybody Democrat and Republican used it in their campaigns.

            He’s a mixed bag but I like the Big Dog. Always have. I would love to see some new blood for 2016 but if HRC runs and gets the nomination she gets my vote. Whoever the Dem gets my vote.

          • jziglar

            I just don’t like Clinton or respect him. The man is a liar, a racist, a sexual predator, and a opportunist. I swear I hear so many excuses for this guy and I never hear the same for Obama or former President Carter. The guy was a scandal machine and he went along with the right wing on a host of issues. I don’t want to see him back in the white house.

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            Like I’ve always stated I like Clinton but he’s a mixed bag. I still hammer him for that telecom deal. But I won’t hammer him for something that was not his fault. DADT and DOMA were not his fault. If you want to blame DADT on someone look no further than Sam Nunn. As for DOMA that’s pure Bob Barr.

          • Tafr

            I get what Woody is saying in regards to the attitude towards gay marriage today. However, I will forever give the side eye to those gay rights activist, who decided to act a fool when the black man got in office. Hell my civil rights are just important today as they were when Clinton was in office. The fact that they did not go after Clinton as they did PBO does not sit well with me. I could give a damn about the attitude of the country at that time.

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            This all day long. The LGBT community knows good and doggone well that they have never ever had a more fierce advocate than PBO and it ticks me off to know end when they turn around and talk that garbage on him.

          • Aquagranny911

            Me too, Woody, me too! But it is not ALL the LGBT community, just the loud mouthed privileged ones!

          • jziglar

            Woody I agree. And like I said earlier I apologize if a post I wrote came out harsh. The fact that Obama doesn’t get his due while Clinton get’s all the recognition pisses me off and leaves a more negative attitude towards Clinton and the emo-progs.

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            I appreciate that jziglar but no need for an apology. Great spirited discussion which is what this community is all about. Believe me as I said before I like the Clintons but I am really really hoping for somebody new in 2016. I’m thinking O’Malley or maybe Joltin Joe Biden will give it a go.

          • TresL

            It’s racism pure and simple. They believe that black people are anti-gay. I don’t know if it’s because of prop 8 or some other reason but I think because PBO is black it does not matter what he has done because in their warped minds he is somehow NOT really with them or for them and with Clinton the converse is true that no matter how much damage he’s done that somehow he IS with them. It’s emotional, ridiculous and irrational but that’s my best guess as to what they’re thinking. What they obviously don’t realize is that with actions like this award and their constant carping in many quarters they’ve lost credibility.

          • jziglar

            True !

          • Aquagranny911

            Verdad!!!

          • Aquagranny911

            *LIKE!*

          • Admiral_Komack

            I’m late to the party.

            Thanks for the discussion, Woody45.

            I don’t trust Bill Clinton; not after South Carolina, the needy fuck.

            GLAAD wants to give him an award?
            YAWN..

        • CamilleCamille

          As Zizi says, you can’t pretty up history on behalf of the Clintons.

      • AxelFoley

        Nothin’ but the damn truth.

  • Miranda

    In a Budget Gesture, Obama Will Return 5% of His SalaryBy PETER
    Published: April 3, 2013

    President Obama plans to return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in solidarity with federal workers who are going to be furloughed as part of the budget cutting process known as sequester, an administration official said Wednesday.

    The voluntary move would be retroactive to March 1 and apply through the rest of the calendar year, the official said. The White House came up with the 5 percent figure to approximate the level of automatic spending cuts to non-defense federal agencies that took effect that day.

    more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/us/politics/to-highlight-pain-of-budget-cuts-obama-to-return-of-part-of-pay.html?hp&_r=0

    • MsKitty

      So does this mean the emos on my twitter timeline will STFU about the President being a hypocrite?

      Nah, who am I kidding. They’ll say why wasn’t it 10 percent?

      • Town

        No, they’ll say he shouldn’t draw a salary AT ALL.

      • Ebogan63

        Truth be told, those assholes are prolly bigger hypocrites – Until they throw down some ducats to the Fed workers, they can STFU.

        • Aquagranny911

          They can double STFU as far as I’m concerned!!!

        • CamilleCamille

          Amen!

  • rikyrah

    Bobby…Bobby..Bobby…..
    April 03, 2013 10:40 AM
    Bobby Jindal’s Ideological Freight

    By Ed Kilgore

    I noted briefly in the Day’s End post yesterday that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s approval ratings seem to be sinking like a stone. I’d like to wallow in that topic for a moment, not just for purposes of schadenfreude (though there is that), but because Jindal is so often touted as an example of the new wave of smart, pragmatic Republican governors who are the future of their party and perhaps our country.

    The two big nationally significant “ideas” Jindal has made his signature are private-school “backpack” vouchers (i.e., kids and parents call all the shots on where the kid takes his taxpayer subsidy; taxpayers themselves or their representatives have no say, and schools are not accountable for any particular results) and the abolition of the state income tax in favor of higher sales taxes. Neither of these are particularly new ideas—particularly the craven “idea” of bribing the wealthy into bringing their capital into your state by assuring them the poor and middle-class will pay most of the public bills—but the chattering classes have poor memories, and even old chestnuts falling from Bobby’s mouth are often treated like jewels.

    ………………………..

    But how’s about Bobby shiny “new ideas”? The same poll asked about them, and the results aren’t that pretty. The approval/disapproval rating for Jindal’s voucher system is 42/53. For his “tax switch” plan to abolish income taxes, it’s 27/63. And on a proposal that’s not so much an “idea” as a blatant ideological move, Jindal’s efforts to privatize state public hospitals registers at 32/60.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2013_04/bobby_jindals_ideological_frei043960.php

  • Miranda

    Roland Martin Responds to Prof Fauntroy who Responds to Roland Martin
    http://www.eurweb.com/2013/04/roland-martin-responds-to-prof-fauntroy-who-responds-to-roland-martin/

    this is not so much Ali vs Frazier…..more like this:
    http://s591.photobucket.com/user/brk2ifurinmilwke/media/nerdfight.gif.html

    • Alma98

      Have they setup a meeting on the playground yet? LOL

      • AxelFoley

        HAHAHAHAHAHA

      • CamilleCamille

        Indeed!
        The whole thing is too tiresome for words.

    • rikyrah

      hee hee hee

    • jds09

      I listened to the linked 15 minute interview with Prof. Fauntroy so you don’t have to….lol. Fauntroy wants a gig….basically, “pleaaaaseeee MSM give us black academics a chance!” SMH

      • Miranda

        I only listened to the first 5 minutes and knew I didn’t need to listen any further. LOL, these folks throwing bows to get on TV.

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

          And, of course, Bitter Boyce’s messy ass is in the middle. *smh*

    • MsKitty

      I can’t be the only one who noticed how much they resemble one another. If the Professor had an ascot I wouldn’t be able to tell them apart.

    • qosine

      Twinzies

  • rikyrah

    you all are so rocking it

  • rikyrah

    Priebus’s RNC rebranding effort takes a detour

    By Steve Benen
    Wed Apr 3, 2013 2:14 PM EDT

    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has spent the last several weeks trying to subtly reposition his party. The gist of Priebus’ pitch is that his party is struggling, not because of policy, but for reasons having to do with culture and rhetoric. In particular, the RNC chair has suggested the party’s rigid social conservatism has alienated women and younger voters.

    Today, however, it appears the RNC’s rebranding effort has taken a detour. Priebus has published an item on a far-right website, Erik Erickson’s RedState.com, arguing that the media has engaged in a “cover-up” to hide “Democrat-Backed Planned Parenthood’s support for infanticide.”

    ………………………………………………….

    From there, Priebus notes the testimony of a Planned Parenthood lobbyist who, understandably, couldn’t answer questions about specific medical procedures, but explained that her organization believes medical decisions “should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician.” The RNC chair interpreted this as support for infanticide.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/04/03/17587541-priebuss-rnc-rebranding-effort-takes-a-detour?lite

  • Miranda

    The trouble with using police informants in the US

    Some law enforcement agencies in the US use informants in as many as 90% of their drug cases. But there are surprisingly few rules on how informants are used and a groundswell of calls for the system to be reformed.

    “Snitches” are staple fare in Hollywood crime dramas, often working secretly with the police to bring down mafia godfathers or powerful drug cartels.

    The reality of informants in the US criminal justice system is usually rather different.

    more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21939453?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    • morphus

      There are plenty of “realities” known about the broken criminal “justice” system in the U.S. that’s ignored … like … under funded public defender systems and juvenile “justice” systems, hobson choice of plea deals, prosecutor misconduct, biases against blacks and brown defendants, the death toll of snitches, the list goes on and on.

  • rikyrah

    and from the anti-little d DEMOCRACY corner today

    ……………………………

    Tennessee’s nutty new Senate primary plan
    By Steve Benen
    Wed Apr 3, 2013 10:48 AM EDT.

    In every state, Senate elections follow a predictable pattern: candidates launch campaigns, the parties hold primaries, voters choose their candidates, and the winners face off in a general election.

    As Charlie Cook explained this week, Tennessee is weighing a proposal to change the system a bit. It’d be similar, except voters in the Volunteer State wouldn’t get to vote in Senate primaries anymore.

    Tennessee state Sen. Frank Nicely, a Republican from Strawberry Plains, has introduced S.B. 471, which would, beginning in 2016, eliminate party primaries for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee. Members of the state Legislature would instead select the nominees. Republican House and Senate caucuses would pick the GOP nominee, and their Democratic counterparts would select their candidate. State Rep. Harry Brooks, R-Knoxville, has also introduced the bill in the Tennessee General Assembly.

    My first reaction was to be dismissive. In Washington, as in state legislatures around the country, we often see goofy bills and resolutions introduced, but most thankfully die without any action being taken. But what really got my attention was the news that the Tennessee Senate’s State and Local Government Committee voted 7-1 last week to advance the bill

    And why, pray tell, do Tennessee Republicans want to stop voters from participating in their own Senate primaries? It goes back to the far-right’s opposition to the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/04/03/17585534-tennessees-nutty-new-senate-primary-plan?lite

  • Miranda

    Uhhhhh……the ship broke loose?

    MFR: Carnival Truimph Has Broken Loose; People May be in Water

    MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) Mobile Fire-Rescue has confirmed that the Carnival Triumph has broken loose and crew members may be in the water.

    The ship was docked at BAE Shipyard after it lost power and floated in the Gulf for days.

    Local 15 News has crews on the scene. We will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.
    http://www.local15tv.com/news/local/story/MFR-Carnival-Truimph-Has-Broken-Loose-People-May/xXzxMZtl2kKn3NH9kZUOGg.cspx

    • jds09

      I always thought the prices for those cruises were to good to be true…

      • Alma98

        They’re having so many problems that prices are rock bottom now.

        • isonprize

          You couldn’t PAY ME to go on a Carnival cruise…

          • Aquagranny911

            You couldn’t Pay Me to go on any boat! I wanted to visit Robbin Island so bad when in SA but you had to take a boat to get there. I sucked down so much sea sick meds, I was practically comatose when we arrived but I was glad I went.

            I’ve always said that it was only Nelson Mandela who could get me voluntarily on a boat, lol!

        • GOVCHRIS1988

          Hell, it should be the price of a Greyhound ticket now.

          • Alma98

            LOL

    • rikyrah

      what?>

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

      Again???

    • TyrenM

      Turn Me Loose! There’s a Carnival goin on right here…dammit.
      Seriously, I hope nobodies hurt. Sounds like some poor dock work too.

    • AxelFoley

      Damn, we’re supposed to go on a cruise for our family reunion this year, and wouldn’t you know it the cousin who booked it went with Carnival. I’m not sure I’m going now, after all the shit Carnival’s been going through in the last year or so. Pisses me off, too, because the cruise is to the Bahamas.

      • Aquagranny911

        Oh go for it! A couple of years ago, my second Daughter’s Hubby won a cruise for four to the Bahamas. They paid for the extra kiddo & took all three of their boys with them.

        Except for the time she spent on the boat she enjoyed it & said that the Bahamas were beautiful.

        On second thought maybe you should fly out & meet the Fam there. Just suggesting….

    • Admiral_Komack

      Carnival Truimph:
      It won’t be a great cruise; it’ll be Titanic!

  • GreenLadyHere

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

    - – - –Oooooooweeee -Miranda- — LEMME Ax’ that — COLORFUL MUSIC VAULT of YOURS – - -How Blue Can You Get? — -LOL –

    — — –Politically-speakin’ — – THIS is “WHYCOME” –hillary should NOT have won –SHE HAD A BAD CASE of — -THIS!– LOL

    Lookin’ FORWARD — -2 MORE — :>) –Have a good –rest of the day –POU FAM♥. :>)

  • Miranda

    Father’s sting nets man allegedly trying to have sex with teen

    DETROIT (WJBK) -Believing his daughter was in danger, a father took matters into his own hands. We understand he set up his own sting and caught a man allegedly trying to have sex with his 13-year-old daughter.

    Antoine Martin said he held the man at his house on Detroit’s west side, called police and then waited until they took him into custody. According to the father, the man is a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club of America.

    Martin said that he started monitoring his daughter’s Facebook conversations and soon realized this man had taken a liking to his daughter and the conversations became very inappropriate. The father quickly intervened and, acting as his daughter, started having conversations online with the man. The father then set up the sting, and said that Tuesday afternoon, the man showed up at his house, then admitted what he was trying to do.

    Read more: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/21860236/fathers-sting-nets-man-allegedly-trying-to-have-sex-with-teen#ixzz2PQulbum4

    • Alma98

      Good on him for protecting his daughter! He was so brazen coming to the house. Mr. Martin is a good man, a lot of other people would have whipped his ass.

      • Aquagranny911

        I am afraid that’s what my Papi & brothers might have done. They were very protective of Sis & me. My brothers “had a few words” more than once with inappropriate hombres who came sniffing around us girls. But that was back in the old days & the cops didn’t really care about stuff like that.

        Mr Martin done good! Way to go!!!

        • Alma98

          My brothers practically smothered me. They walked me to bus stop the for school and met me when I came home.

          • Aquagranny911

            I’m thinking that’s what the good guys do, cherish & protect. But I do think you may have gotten a tad bit aggravated at all that ‘cherishing & protecting’ I know I did, lol!

          • Alma98

            LOL!

        • CamilleCamille

          LOL AG @ inappropriate hombres. Too funny.

    • isonprize

      Now THAT’S what I’m talkin’ bout. GREAT DAD!!

      Also, I hope he had an appropriate conversation with his daughter – As opposed to whippin’ the s#$%$! out of her like that father did who caught his daughters twerkin’ for the camera on Facebook. Facebook has since removed the video of that mess.

      • Aquagranny911

        Mr Martin handled the situation very well so I’m sure he didn’t beat his daughter. Thirteen is just so vulnerable & estupido with the hormones chugging. I remember my own self at that age & my daughters.

        It really is up to parents & familia to protect their kiddos until the kiddos grow some sense! This is especially true now with all this so called “social media.”

    • gn

      Wish I had more than one Like. He deserves a medal.

    • rikyrah

      I respect his restraint. I don’t think Daddy would have had such restraint with a grown man trying to get with his 13 year old.
      Bravo, Mr. Martin.

    • qosine

      What a smart, wonderful Dad.

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

      And this is why fathers are important. Looking at you, MHP.

      • AxelFoley

        This.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda – —SPEAKIN’ of “OUTSTANDIN’ –BLAH DADS” — I’ve been in – -**tears*** annnnd ***smiles*** — -SINCE 1992: – –

      – —Dad Helps Son Cross Finish Line at ’92 Olympics — -

      – - -Derek Redmond is best remembered for his
      performance at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona where he tore hishamstring in the 400 metres semi-final but fought through the pain and, with assistance from his father, managed to complete a full lap of the track as the crowd gave him a standing ovation.

      ***sniff*** – — –BLESS U DAD! :>) -

      Annnd THANK U –2 THIS DAD. :>) —Annnd THAT dude is STILL ALIVE? – –humph! —-
      Annnnd – - -Sista-daughter MUST B “grounded” — 4 the NEXT —-NEVAMIND — UNTIL her 18th birthday. LOL – –

      Thank U 4 this –article. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Miranda — UPDATE on Mr. Kevin Ware: :>) —BLESS him.- -

    – — -Louisville guard Kevin Ware upbeat despite broken leg — – — –NO “BLUES” here. :>)]

    — — -Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware answers questions during an interview Wednesday April 3, 2013, at the KFC Yum! Center practice facility in Louisville, Ky. Ware was released from an Indianapolis hospital Tuesday, two days after millions watched him break his right leg on a horrifying play trying to block a shot during an NCAA college basketball regional championship game against Duke. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
    — – —[1 of 7]
    - — – CONTINUIN’ 2 PRAY 4 him/family. AMEN. :>)

    - —[Been workin' on a PROJECT. Sorry. Now --gotta "hit da road". --C Ya soon♥] —

  • Miranda

    He’s a congressional reporter for the NY Times….smh

    Jonathan Weisman ‏@jonathanweisman3m
    Question for Obama: If public is behind gun legislation so overwhelmingly, why is he rallying public and not buttonholing senators?

    • qosine

      How do you know he isn’t? I know. Don’t you, Mr. Weisman.

    • jziglar

      And I bet when Bush was president this idiot like the rest of the village idiots said nothing and never questioned what he did.

      • qosine

        You got that right, jziglar.

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

      They’re not even trying to hide their GOP water carrying anymore.

    • CamilleCamille

      I really despise these “journalists”. Who graduated these people and who gave them jobs?

    • Ebogan63

      This is my query to that idiot: @bogan3253

      5h

      @jonathanweisman did you pass Civics 101?? Apparently not, since this is more goalpost moving.

  • Miranda

    sheesh…………….

    Fox’s Eric Bolling: Firing of Rutgers coach ‘wussification of American men’

    Rutgers University basketball coach Mike Rice was fired today for hitting, kicking and verbally abusing his players during practices — a decision that has been met with widespread praise from many commentators in the news media, who found his actions abhorrent.

    Not so Fox News co-host Eric Bolling, who said the decision to fire Rice was evidence that American culture was in decline because of the “wussification of American men.”

    “We’re in the midst of political correctness crushing our ability to teach kinds, to discipline kids, to disagree with people or one another or kids,” Bolling said on today’s edition of “The Five.” “Our culture is in decline, and this is an example of our culture in free fall — and I’m saying this because he got fired, not because of what he did.”

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/04/foxs-eric-bolling-firing-of-rutgers-coach-wussification-160807.html

    • Alma98

      Then he wouldn’t mind if someone hit him or his son all over their body with a basketball then. Jackass!

    • Guns3000

      See this is example of the mindset of a privileged individual. If one of those basketball players retaliated against that coach. He would have been first one calling the young man a thug and a criminal.

      • Aquagranny911

        You got that right! I’m glad they fired him. A coach like that is no good example for the young.

        My kiddos all played sports & I paid close attention to all their coaches & how they treated the players. A coach can bring out the best without being angry & abusive.

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

        Reminds me of when Latrell Sprewell choked PJ Carlesimo. He was called a “thug” and people wanted him out of the league.

      • AxelFoley

        Exactly.

  • Miranda

    ROFLMAO

    Honest Toddler ‏@HonestToddler8m
    After 3PM all the adults at the park look like they’re one strong gust of wind away from a complete mental breakdown.

    Honest Toddler ‏@HonestToddler7m
    They’re not even watching the kids, just looking toward the horizon like any second they’re going to break into a sprint.

    • Alma98

      HAHAHAHAHA!

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

    Dang! No people of color are safe at CNN! (h/t @ladyc10)

    Chief business correspondent Ali Velshi is leaving CNN

    By Jerry Barmash / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 4:47 PM

    CNN’s chief business correspondent, Ali Velshi, is leaving the network. His last day is Friday, the Daily News has learned.

    CNN staffers were told about his departure Wednesday morning during a conference call.

    No further details were available.

    “Ali’s a much-loved person at CNN,” an insider said. “A lot of people will be sad to see him go.”

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/velshi-stepping-cnn-article-1.1306963#ixzz2PRftOBwI

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Is Sanjay Gupta gone?

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

        He’s still there….for now.

        • AxelFoley

          Fareed better watch his back. Or is he gone, too?

      • trose1

        He will be sent back to Hati to perform surgeries on poor people.

      • trose1

        He will be sent back to Hati to perform surgeries on poor people.

    • CamilleCamille

      They’re really serious about getting rid of all the dark-skinned folk.
      I suspect that Ali will land on his feet in no time. Perhaps Al Jazeera America will hire him.

  • GreenLadyHere

    - – -HAPPY BIRTHDAY – - April 3, 1888
    -Rainey, Ma(Gertrude Bridget) Born april 3, 1888. Known as the”Mother of the Blues,” “Ma” Rainey was born in Columbus, Ga. She made her stage debut at the Columbus Opera House in 1900 in a talent show called “The Bunch of Blackberries” She made her first recording in 1923 and her last on Dec 28, 1928. She died Dec 22, 1939, in Columbus, GA.

    – –☻Roots of Blues — Ma Rainey „Booze And Blues –:>) – -
    GIT DOWN –annnnd – –”BLUEsy” – — -”MA” :>) – -

    – -☻The Rep’s MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM Trailer – –Woo! Hoo! —
    – - -Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett Rainey, better known as Ma Rainey (April 26, 1886 — December 22, 1939), was one of the earliest known American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to record. She was billed as The Mother of the Blues. She did much to develop and popularize the form and was an important influence on younger blues women, such as Bessie Smith, and their careers.

    — -☻Black Bottom 1926, and The Black Bottom Dance — [Trydta find a BLAH dance company. :>) Still lookin’. :>) -

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      No you didn’t. Ma Rainey! I think the young Coleman Hawkins was in her band as well.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY woody45. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        - —-YEAH —I did. LOL —Thank U. :>) – –
        - — – -BINGO!! —:>) –Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey – Seeking Blues 2 – -
        - – - – -Artist: –Ma Rainey, – Buster Bailey, Fletcher Henderson, Coleman Hawkins

        – –woody45 – –U CALLED IT :>) – –WAYTA GO! :>) –

        Good 2 C U woody45. :>)–

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY woody45. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        - —-YEAH —I did. LOL —Thank U. :>) – –
        - — – -BINGO!! —:>) –Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey – Seeking Blues 2 – -
        - – - – -Artist: –Ma Rainey, – Buster Bailey, Fletcher Henderson, Coleman Hawkins

        – –woody45 – –U CALLED IT :>) – –WAYTA GO! :>) –

        Good 2 C U woody45. :>)–

        • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

          Fletcher’s core group with Ma Rainey before he went on to make history? Booyah!

          • GreenLadyHere

            Woodyyyyyyyy! — -WHEN may I RISE? —BLUES MAN? – -:>) — – -Annnd Is there anything ELSE that I can get 4 U? – -LOL —
            - – -Fletcher Henderson and his orch. – SUGARFOOT STOMP – -:>) — ENJOY! – -woody45. :>)

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            Hot and Bothered with that naaaasssty Bobby Stark trumpet solo.

          • GreenLadyHere

            – -LOL – - –:>) – - -O.K. –

  • Miranda

    This is just wrong on so many levels. The NCAA and Adidas really need to be ashamed.

    On Wednesday, Louisville unveiled a T-shirt honoring injured player
    Kevin Ware as the Cardinals prepare to play in the Final Four this
    weekend. Some are crying foul at the $24.99 shirt price because Ware
    won’t see a dime from sales; Adidas and the university will pocket the
    proceeds.
    http://www.redeyechicago.com/sports/ct-red-0404-gonuts-20130403,0,6785585.story

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Cruddy.

    • Alma98

      Scummy bastards!

    • Aquagranny911

      I hope they plan to pay his medical bills all the way so his family doesn’t pay one peso!

      • TyrenM

        Right. And pay for the rest of his degree program. I know, just a fantasy.

    • AxelFoley

      SMH

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

    OH HAIL NAW!!

    Rand Paul Will Reach Out To Black Voters With A Big Speech At Howard University Next Week

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will deliver a speech to students at one of the nation’s oldest historically black colleges next week, part of the Kentucky Republican’s new push to reach out to minority voters as he explores a potential 2016 presidential bid.

    Business Insider has learned that Paul will deliver remarks at Howard University in Washington, D.C., next Wednesday morning — just one month before former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to deliver the university’s commencement address.

    According to a senior Paul aide, his speech will focus on school
    choice, civil liberties, and reforming federal mandatory minimum
    sentencing laws. Paul will also speak about the “history of the Republican Party and African American voters,” the aide told Business Insider.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/rand-paul-howard-university-2016-2013-4#ixzz2PRqSRSZV

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Oh, JOY! The man who’s against the Civil Rights Act and you’re gonna put him at HOWARD!? Just because at the mainstream colleges, white boys flock to him, doesn’t mean that it will work for us. This is just comedy.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Oh, JOY! The man who’s against the Civil Rights Act and you’re gonna put him at HOWARD!? Just because at the mainstream colleges, white boys flock to him, doesn’t mean that it will work for us. This is just comedy.

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      I hope he’s cool with booing.

      • Aquagranny911

        Repugs are never cool with booing. He will either have any booers arrested or severely beaten out back of the auditorium. Best question is how did he get himself invited to do this? Just asking….

      • Miranda

        I want to know what group invited him to speak. This is freaking crazy!

    • Miranda

      Who the hell invited him??!??!

      • crazycanuck

        Very good question Miranda

    • rikyrah

      HUH?

    • AxelFoley

      Fuck this shit. Howard needs to show Rand’s ass the door.

  • GreenLadyHere

    - –NO! – - – -NO! — -NO! – - -

    – - – -BWAHAHA! – - -IRRITATING’ — -Chris Hayes – -MIS-PRONOUNCED – — -READY? — – - — — -COLUMBINE!! — -WHA’???- — LOL
    His “ACCENT” -was -on the – -”LUM” – - -Try it!! – - -LOL.

    -WHEW LAWD!! -
    Bu – –bu – -BUT – -”He’s sooooo smart! – - — geesh!!

    • Aquagranny911

      I tried that it was hard. Maybe he confused Columbine with Columbia. I can’t look at him without feeling violent tendencies. He’s another worthless MSNBC snickerdoodle.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Aquagranny911. ***BIG HUG** :>) — -

        – — – -DANG. Ooooo-kaaaay. I’ll give.[a little] LOL –
        —- LOL – – I can’t look at him without feeling violent tendencies.

        – - -Continuin’ 2 PRAY 4 ALL♥. :>) – –Good 2 C U AG. :>)–

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Did he stutter on it? He talks so got-damn fast all the time. Columbabine?

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL – - – -HEEY GOVCHRIS1988 – —***BIG HUG*** :>)

        No. – –He STR8 — MIS-pronounced it!! —LOL. — — -BUT –I’ll “stand down” — – -a little. LOL – -

        Good 2 C U GOVCHRISS1988. :>) –

      • crazycanuck

        LOL

  • Miranda

    But will these coaches and administrators and professors be charged with racketeering and perp walked and given ridiculous bonds like the teachers in Atlanta?

    Report: Auburn paid players, altered grades during BCS title season

    Auburn’s football program altered grades to ensure eligibility, offered
    “several thousand dollars” to entice would-be draft picks to return for
    their senior seasons and knowingly violated NCAA recruiting rules,
    several ex-Tigers told former New York Times and Sports Illustrated
    columnist Selena Roberts, whose report appeared on her Web site,
    Roopstigo.com.

    more here: http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20130403/SPORTS02/130403045?cid=dlvr.it

  • crazycanuck

    heehee
    Jeff Gauvin
    ‏@JeffersonObama

    5m

    HRC was against the Osama raid but she should be given the award for taking out Bin laden #ClintonAwards

    • Aquagranny911

      Canuck, Confession…I can never see that “HRC” without thinking “Her Royal Clintoness” My bad!

  • Miranda

    Oh for the love of Mary and Martha….no he didn’t!

    NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Makes His Case For ‘Stop And Frisk’ To The Black Community

    This morning, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly gave a
    speech at a gun violence panel during the annual convention of the
    National Action Network, the civil rights organization founded and led by one of the more prominent opponents of the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” policy, Rev. Al Sharpton. Critics have likened the stop and frisk tactic to racial profiling because the vast majority of people stopped and searched by the police are African American and Latino, but in his remarks at the NAN convention, Kelly argued it actually helps address inequality in the black community.

    Sharpton alluded to his issues with the NYPD when he introduced Kelly at the event.

    “We may have disagreements on some policies,” Sharpton began. “But on gun violence, we have worked with Commissioner Kelly.”

    Kelly started his speech by invoking Martin Luther King Jr. using a
    quote from the slain civil rights leader to express the idea an ideal
    community should be judged “not by the size of our material wealth, but
    by the depth of our commitment to economic and social justice.” Kelly
    went on to frame combatting gun violence in New York City as fighting
    for racial equality.

    more here: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/04/nypd-commissioner-ray-kelly-makes-his-case-for-stop-and-frisk-to-the-black-community.php

    • Alma98

      This has got to stop, we have stop inviting racists into our community. These people are not going to change their minds about poc. As far as they’re concerned we’re all thugs. I would feel very insulted by this comment. “Kelly argued it actually helps address inequality in the black community.” I can’t believe he had the nerve to say that shit.

      • TyrenM

        THIS and Rand Paul going to Howard. On the same night. Wow.

      • AxelFoley

        Seriously. This shit…I have no words.

    • MsKitty

      I’m having a very shitty day. This is not helping.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Heeeere’s — – MR. PRESIDENT —Woo! Hoo! — -

    – –Obama pushes gun-control measures in Colo. speech

    — – –President Obama is revving up his campaign for new
    gun-control legislation with visits to states that are engaged in the
    same debate.

    – — -LEAD – –MR. PRESIDENT! — –LEAD!!:>) — –BLESS U –SIR♥ –

    [Gotta "bounce 4 a "brief" meeting. :>) Back as soon as.♥]

  • GOVCHRIS1988

    Not all Gay and Lesbian folks are having it with GLAAD whitewashing Clinton’s record.
    Bill Clinton’s desperate bid to rewrite history

    By: Kevin Naff

    Former President Bill Clinton today penned an op-ed for the Washington Post, disavowing the discriminatory and unconstitutional Defense of Marriage Act that he signed into law 17 years ago.

    It’s a typically cynical, desperate bid to rewrite history.

    Clinton now suggests that his support for DOMA was really intended to thwart a constitutional amendment that would have banned marriage equality for a generation or more.

    The truth is that Clinton said at the time that he “had long agreed with the principles in the bill but hoped it would not be used to justify discrimination against homosexuals,” according to the New York Times. Of course, the point of DOMA was to discriminate. What’s worse, Clinton bragged about his support for DOMA in radio ads during his 1996 re-election campaign against former Sen. Bob Dole, after criticizing Republicans for “gay-baiting.” In the same ads currying support among Christian conservatives, Clinton announced his newfound support for abortion restrictions.

    http://t.co/NSER64cq9a

    • TresL

      I guess great minds think alike. I just posted the link to this above.

    • CamilleCamille

      GLAAD is giving Clinton an award? For what? Why?!

      The Clintons are really following their old, predictable script like it’s still 1992.

      What they fail to understand is that the ground has shifted considerably under them and things will never be the same. The old playbook won’t work this time no matter how many of their acolytes and media types they have out there shilling on their behalf.

      Appearing at every event and lobbying for every existent and made-up award, is not going to help none.

      Even if they chose to pass up on giving PBO this award, Joe Biden who was the first to publicly declare for gay marriage at the risk of excommunication from his beloved Catholic church, deserves it more than anyone else in my opinion.

  • Guns3000

    TAVis is on Scamity on FaUX

    • Alma98

      Doesn’t surprise me one bit.

  • TresL

    FYI for everyone involved in the GLAAD/Clinton discussion.

    http://www.washingtonblade.com/2013/03/08/bill-clintons-desperate-bid-to-rewrite-history/

    • Aquagranny911

      Righteous! Thanks for the share.

  • lamh36

    I have no idea why, but I just can’t NOT watch Just Wright whenever it comes on tv, even though I own the DVD. Oh yeah, I know why I have to watch it:

    http://www.kalamu.com/bol/wp-content/content/images/common%2026.jpg

  • lamh36

    ‏I like Ari Melber, but this news still won’t make me watch The Cycle. The only good news would be to hear that Joy Ann Reid gets her own show.

    @krystalball6h

    We just made it official! @arimelber is our new cohost on @thecyclemsnbc!!! psyched to have you. It’s gonna be fun :)

  • rikyrah

    Tony Goldwyn and Kerry Washington with a video on EW

    I don’t know if they are gonna get the cover, but the pics are gonna be HOT…look at the video

  • GreenLadyHere

    AN ULTIMATE – BLACK HISTORY MOMENT — -

    — – -Forty Five Years Ago Today: Dr. King Delivers ‘I’ve Been To The Mountaintop’ Speech in Memphis – - – -

    — – - -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last speech the evening before his assassination was especially resonant, considering the events that followed. Popularly known as the “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop” speech, King delivered the words at the Church Of God In Christ headquarters, Mason Temple, in Memphis, Tenn., on this day in 1968.

    Full of prophetic themes and such, King was addressing the Memphis Sanitation Strike andwas galvanizing workers in a call for unity and nonviolent protests. One of the more chilling moments of the speech is the foretelling of his death, which some experts feel was the speech’s most poignant moments. Dr. King would be assassinated the very next day at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis at the age of 39. Watch part of the speech below:

    -RIHEP —Dear –REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. –AMEN

    ——MAHALIA JACKSON Live late 1960′s We shall overcome – -AMEN

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -MR. RESIDENT’S — -FULL REMARKS in DENVER: — -:>) -

    ——PRESIDENT OBAMA on GUN VIOLENCE
    —-President Obama called on Congress to pass firearm measures to reduce gun violence. He was joined by law enforcement officials on the dias at the Denver Police Academy in Colorado. — -SPEAK SIR! :>)

    • Aquagranny911

      GLH, the local stations and press covered this very well. I will see if I can get some links tomorrow but there were some evil ones trolling & protesting out there.

      I just don’t understand the hysteria from the gun lobby. I know, I know, it’s about the $$$ but some of the stuff is just so illogical.

      I grew up in a time and place where guns put food on the table & provided some protection from predators. I’m not some rabid anti-gun person. I just want some sensible restrictions.

      Is this too much to ask?