October 31, 2014

Wednesday Afternoon Thread: The Commander-in-Chief

 A few pictures from around the web and video of PBO’s speech to the troops.

 

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  • Miranda

    Very cool by the Bucs

    Bucs sign paralyzed DT LeGrand

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — To put it mildly, Rutgers’ Eric LeGrand was surprised when his former coach called to let him know the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were interested in signing the paralyzed defensive tackle.

    “It came out of nowhere,” LeGrand said Wednesday after the Bucs announced what Greg Schiano described as a “small gesture” to recognize LeGrand’s “character, spirit and perseverance.”

    Schiano left the Scarlet Knights for the Bucs in January, but the first-time NFL head coach has remained in contact with LeGrand and his family.

    “It’s a symbolic gesture. They can’t give me any money with the salary cap and all that kind of stuff,” LeGrand said. “It’s symbolic, something Coach wanted to do and I appreciate that. It just shows the man that he is.”

    Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/nfl/05/02/eric.legrand.buccaneers.ap/index.html#ixzz1tkHjyruh

  • Miranda

    Seriously, the varsity team’s gonna have to step in here because Zimmerman’s lawyers are bout to take this to another level.

    In response to the Miami Herald article detailing the contents of George Zimmerman’s MySpace page, his legal team has released a statement via their official website criticizing the attention being given to the page. The author of the post also suggests, not too subtly, that continuing to dig into Zimmerman’s history on social sites invites similar scrutiny “of all parties involved,” meaning Trayvon Martin. Of course, supporters of Zimmerman, conservative publications, and white supremacy groups have already combed through Trayvon’s email accounts, Twitter, MySpace and Facebook profiles to find embarrassing or damaging photos and quotes, leave racist messages, and hack into his accounts.
    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/05/02/475368/zimmerman-myspace-mexicans/

    • GN

      The judge needs to slap a gag on his mouth for that alone. Exactly as the article notes, Zimmerman’s white supremacist defenders havev already combed through and made hay about Trayvon’s social media pages. Him threatening to continue to smear Trayvon based upon a mediatakeout expose seems to me to be a threat to violate the terms which the judge set about public statements. O’Mara’s statement was inflammatory and sought to paint Trayvon as somehow problematic as evidenced by social media. In my opinion, he’s already unethical for commissioning a professional social media campaign for Zimmerman (what other murderer has a logo???); this right here warrants the court stepping up and taking control. Clearly Zimmerman and his lawyer believe that they can do as they please with no consequences.

      • edp4bho

        Hi POU. I don’t know if any of you ever touched on this but, if Zimmerman had been in Trayvon’s place, and the shooter had been a “real” white person, they’d have Zimmerman crucified like they attempt to do Trayvon. After all, he’s not white, but next to Trayvon, he’ll do—-just enough to demonize a black boy, thereby retaliating for the election of PBO. We all know this.

  • GN

    Obama Derangement Syndrome. They truly have gone nuts:

    @samsteinhp: Obama appears to have fudged a part of Dreams from My Father to play up the racial tensions

    and Sam Stein tweeting this as a gotcha quote has me literally with tears in my eyes, hollering:

    @samsteinhp: “on Sundays Obama would lounge around, drinking coffee and solving the NYT crossword puzzle, bare-chested, wearing a blue and white sarong”

    /deadandgone

    • PBomb

      And apparently Sam Stein is an idiot.

    • aleth

      I don’t understand what the fudged part? The book has a composition to protect the privacy of his exe’s so what is the fudged part and why does it matter about his ex-girlfriend. Seriously?

      Is Sam Stein with Huffpost– it would explain alot.. As I said awhile ago –Drudge-Huffington Post-Buzzfeed same shit

      • GN

        Yup, Sam Stein is a leading voice of “liberal” discontent with PBO at HuffinPuffin, and this entire kerfuffle about the composite characters was caused by the original attackers this morning not bothering to read the preface of the books which talk about changing certain details to protect privacy.

    • Miranda

      Class, what we learned today:

      There are some white male journos with incredibly tiny d**ks. We already knew Drudge was pretty much dickless…and we knew the frat boys in the White House press corp were working with inchworms…but now they get hit with this woman pining over PBO like a Sade song? Oh they ALL going thru changes over this. LOL Oh yeah, sure he had bin Laden taken out…fine…sure he’s cool and got a pimp walk that is unrivaled…fine…..but now they find out he had this woman ready to be an assassin for him if he told her too. LMAO That insecurity is f’ing with their heads something FIERCE today!

      • aleth

        Damn chick was on him like rice… 28 years ago they had a relationship… She needs to watch he is not that into you!

        • dannie22

          Another comment of the week

        • Camille

          Spot on!

        • GN

          I genuinely believe that PBO is unique and so I’m not surprised that he’s a heartbreaker too. But yes, it’s crazy that the media is now dragging out the exes!

          • aleth

            GN its more than that…

            Its like Obama is the first collective black friend certain folk ever had and they must inspect him to make sure he is ok to be one of them or just be in their circle.

            They are desperate for a clue to make sure he is one of them. He does not fit their preconceived notion of “blackness” or what not. As such, he must be investigated as a specimen and not a human being with every failings, curiousity, insecurities, youthfulness like they had.

            It goes back to the very root of it all .. THEY don’t know black folk or see black folk as just regular folks.

            Obama is not unique in the sense certain aspects make him to be. He himself as noted same. They are a lot of folks like him but they just are not in the collective consciousness or mainstream of America. Mainstream America functions on stereotypes or bias– it needs it in order to propel this bullshit of superiority.

            It is been eyeopening to see the level in which race and all its multifaceted problems has hurt America as a whole. Interesting to me.

            But this level of intrusiveness and looking at him as a specimen is sickening. It is a symptom of all overall disease. I felt like taking a bath….

            Everyone is heartbreaker at some point in their life. It is the story of life. Some find their soul mates in one try others takes ages. It is the story of life period. But the obsession with Obama is Cray!!!! Girl wow..

            28 year old relationship vomit.. Everyone in for money and building self confidence. They keep trying to find something to make him less than human or make him seem unworthy in order to bolster their fragile mindset.

            I told y’ll before I saw it in florida post election: America is having a nervous breakdown and its ugly.

          • TresL

            You’re reading my mind. He’s getting the most thorough examination ever and the reason it will continue is because they are looking for something about him that comports with their stereotypical view of black men. What they’ve yet to realize is that they are never going to find what they are looking for because he is not the steretypical black man.

            He will be under their microscope forever because their ignorance and racism will never allow them to accept him as he is.

            He’s made them all lose what’s left of their minds.

          • rikyrah

            Nominee for Comment of the Week

          • rikyrah

            Nominee for Comment of the Week

          • rikyrah

            Nominee for Comment of the Week

      • GN

        Aw hell: pining over PBO like a Sade song

        LMAO! I guess he was the one that got away for her.

        • itgurl_29

          He had her sprung like crazy. I’ll be damned if I’m gonna sit and have discussions with my man about who his “ideal woman” is. WTF? Ni#ga, I AM THE IDEAL WOMAN!

          Sounds like she was much more serious about him than he was her. I bet you anything she was one of three or four at that time in his life, and he was just closet to her because she was smart and could talk seriously with her.

          • Miranda

            PBO: I love girls, girls, girls, girls
            Girls, I do adore
            Yo put your number on this paper cause I would love to date ya
            Holla at ya when I come off tour

          • GN

            /logging off

          • rikyrah

            Y’all are cracking me up for a third thread today on this subject.

            BWA HA H AH HA HA HA HA

          • rikyrah

            Y’all are cracking me up for a third thread today on this subject.

            BWA HA H AH HA HA HA HA

          • rikyrah

            Y’all are cracking me up for a third thread today on this subject.

            BWA HA H AH HA HA HA HA

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

            To all the ladies in the place with style and grace
            Allow me to lace these lyrical douches, in your bushes
            Who rock grooves and make moves with all the mommies
            The back of the club, sippin Moet, is where you’ll find me
            The back of the club, mackin hoes, my crew’s behind me
            Mad question askin, blunt passin, music blastin
            But I just can’t quit
            Cause one of these Beckies Barry gots ta creep with
            Sleep with, keep the ep a secret why not
            Why blow up my spot cause we both got hot
            Now check it, I got more Mack than Craig and in the bed
            Believe me sweety I got enough to feed the needy
            No need to be greedy I got mad friends with Benz’s
            C-notes by the layers, true fuckin players
            Jump in the Rover and come over
            tell your friends jump in the GS3, I got the chronic by the tree

            I love it when you call me Big Obama
            Throw your hands in the air, if youse a true player

            *goes to the Bad Lounge for the rest of the week*

          • Miranda

            And I Be Stunting Like My Daddy,
            Stunting Like My Daddy
            Stunting Like My Daddy,
            I Be Stunting Like My Daddy
            I’m The, Young Stunna, Stunting Like My Daddy
            Stunting Like My Daddy,
            I Be Stunting Like My Daddy

            http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x11mfp_birdman-lil-wayne-stuntin-like-my-d_music

            *grabs new Instyle Mag, going to bad lounge*

          • itgurl_29

            Cause I studied P-I, M-P, ology, but logically
            Be learnin these hoes biology, obviously, well…

            Do you wanna riiide?
            In the backseat, of a Caddy
            Chop it up, with Do or Die
            Do you wanna riiide?
            In the backseat, of a Caddy
            Chop it up, with Do or Die

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

            Oh dayum! You took it waaaay back! *imagines PBO in a white Kangol and white baggy suit*

      • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

        You all up on it!!

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL – – —***raisin’ my hand annnd – – -wavin’ it wildly***

        – – -TEACHA miranda – —

        Is THIS gonna B on the FINAL EXAM?? – — –

        “CAUSE I got some “crammin’ ta do!! :>)

        Jus’ axin’. . . . . LOL.

      • edp4bho

        Miranda, I think I will print this and frame it. It should be displayed as fine art…… Thank you!….LOL!!

    • dannie22

      Shorter Sam Stein: Whycome I cant get my mack on like the President?

      • GN

        Right? POTUS was macking in a blue sarong—I can’t. I know that this was meant to make PBO seem weird, but I find this hilarious; PBO is such a unique and fascinating person.

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

        “Right wingers is mad I get more butt than ashtrays….” — PBO

    • Camille

      No Surprise GN!

      Sam Stein is after all part of Arianna Huffington’s “screwed-over but still panting for more abuse” sado-masochist army posing as “journalists”. Lol!

      Sam Stein has been dispatched to help Arianna take down her biggest foe: President Obama. And Sam is doing his juvenile best.

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

      I don’t know about ya’ll, but I wanna see that picture!

      • GN

        I do too, no disrespect to the First Lady, but her husband is fine!

  • lamh35

    Rikyrah,

    Fringe has been renewed for a 5th and Final season!!!

    YEAH!!!

    • rikyrah

      I KNOW.

      I’M THRILLED!!!

  • lamh35

    BWHAHAHAHA! This was too funny. Has anyone seen the vid of Shep Smith of FoxNews after reading R-Money’s statment after Newt dropped out. If not AngryBlackLady posted it over at BJ.

    I LOL’d so much after watching it.

    • Miranda

      I listened to it on the Randi Rhodes show as I was driving home and bout had an accident from laughing so hard.

    • rikyrah

      WHY DIDN’T YOU WARN ME.

      that was some funny shyt right there.

      LMBAO FUNNY

  • lamh35

    Wow, Tweety might be on a roll today. In the first segment, he totally put MC Steele on the spot by asking what foreign policy writing, ideas, speeches, etc has he read by Mitt Romney that made him sit up and notice that Romney had anything substantial to say about Foreign Policy…MC Steele said nothing for a few seconds

    then on his 2nd segment he had the leader of the Log Cabin Republicans on and from the start, he would not let the LCR guy use his cop-out of trying to defend the Romney campaign while trying to show outrage over Grenell’s firing. Seems to me like the LCR dude was more worried about trying not to burn his bridges with the Romney campaign than trying to “defend his friends” honor.

    Tweety did good, but it won’t last.

  • Aquagranny911

    I look at these pictures & it just kicks me in the gut how young some of these soldiers are. We have spent our precious blood in wars that did not have to happen this way. Bless our President for bringing our children home.

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

    I thoroughly enjoyed this smackdown of Elisabitch Hasselbeck…

    Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Poster Child for GOP’s Problems

    By Isa-Lee Wolf

    COMMENTARY | Elisabeth Hasslebeck is everything that’s wrong with Republicans. Discussing Osama bin Laden’s death on the May 1 episode of “The View,” with unmasked glee, she giggled and said, “I think of all the people who voted for Obama, right? Wearing tie-dyed t-shirts with peace signs and protesting are now choking on their Ben & Jerry’s ice cream basically because their president blows the brains out of somebody and is now deemed, as the New York Times had it this weekend, as ‘Warrior in Chief.’ I think he’s done a great job in terms of military experience right now, but they are eating their words.”

    Quick question. Which words? That we wanted to shower bin Laden with peace, love and understanding? Darn, I missed that meeting.

    Nonetheless, thanks, Elisabeth, for illustrating it so clearly. Not your point; your point is ludicrous and defies logic or relationship to reality. No, thanks for a clean example of the current Republican knack for taking anything with a hint of liberal, dehumanizing it, debasing it, and then claiming it proves your point.

    MORE: http://news.yahoo.com/elisabeth-hasselbeck-poster-child-gops-problems-223100978.html

    • Miranda

      I’m waiting for the day when one of the guests goes off on Hasselhack real good like this live on air.

    • TheShyLurker

      Just another dumb, intarticulate Republican bitch.
      Like her word salad choking bitchtwin from Alaska.

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

    Some white dude thought it was a good idea to hold a “White Heritage Rally”. It didn’t go as he planned: http://imgur.com/gallery/nIq3S

    • Miranda

      ROFLMAO

    • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

      If I stay perfectly still maybe just maybe they won’t give me that long overdue beatdown I’ve been asking for.

  • itgurl_29

    “Crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, three cheeses
    Ranch dressing, wrapped up in a tasty flour tortilla”

    This is my JAM!

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

      Dude is gettin’ it IN! LOL!

      • itgurl_29

        Had Mary J done it like this, I wouldn’t have been mad. Hell, if they gonna have you singing about some damn chicken, turn the tables on them and straight kill it!

    • isonprize

      DAMN. Where IS the closest BK?

      Home biscuit is jammin’!!

  • aleth

    SO wrong Sepia.

    But you know this is the game men and women play across all ethnic lines.

    But why is it an issue with Obama and the white lady with a diary.

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

      Because white women are supposed to be the ultimate prize for Black men, but PBO literally, said, “Thanks, but no thanks”, and went on to marry mahogany-hued Michelle Lavaughn Robinson who became FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES.

      They mad.

      • itgurl_29

        Like I said earlier, they were pissed that he was with a white woman, but downright livid that he didn’t even want her. Even had the nerve to let the white girl know he wanted a black one!

        That what you call a free black man right there! They just can’t understand why he’s so different. Doesn’t every young black man with potential dream of marrying a white lady?!

        • crazycanuck

          I wonder why she decided to bring this out now. Sell her diary now. Hmmm

          • GreenLadyHere

            HEEY crazycanuck. ***BIG HUG*** – – –

            Part of the PLAN 2 –DISRESPECT MR. PRESIDENT annnd FIRST LADY! – — -WONDER HOW MUCH she was PAID!??

            – —Also –Did I hear hilary – -***mumblin’ – –“WHYCOME” I missed this? – -mumble***

            Jus’ axin’. . . .

            Good 2 C U. :>)

          • GN

            Publicity and money, hello! I’ll be honest though…the self-absorption and pretentions in her writings kind of tickles me and reminds me of one of my favorite books “Tales of Burning Love” by Louise Erdrich, and its lead character.

            Self-absorbed artist; crazy episode.

          • GN

            Publicity and money, hello! I’ll be honest though…the self-absorption and pretentions in her writings kind of tickles me and reminds me of one of my favorite books “Tales of Burning Love” by Louise Erdrich, and its lead character.

            Self-absorbed artist; crazy episode.

          • GN

            Publicity and money, hello! I’ll be honest though…the self-absorption and pretentions in her writings kind of tickles me and reminds me of one of my favorite books “Tales of Burning Love” by Louise Erdrich, and its lead character.

            Self-absorbed artist; crazy episode.

        • gc

          And let’s not forget the corresponding cliche – we white women just want black men CARNALLY. Nothing more.

        • GN

          He is self-possessed; they will hate him forever. I can’t believe this country’s good fortune that he popped up on the national stage…

          • isonprize

            Good fortune that he wanted to be on the national stage. HE CHOSE THIS ISH!!!

            Or was guided by God, that’s all I can figure. If I ever had a chance to ask him a question, it would be “Why did you want this job?” You could have done anything else in the world? Why POTUS?”

    • Town

      But why is it an issue with Obama and the white lady with a diary.

      Because Obama rejected the white women in favor of the lithe black queen with a bubbly butt.

      Barack Obama got that lady singing this:

      I’m Sprung…(I’m sprung)
      Dawg He Got Me…
      Got me doin things I’ll never do If u ain’t been I’m tellin you
      I’m Sprung…(I’m Sprung)
      Dawg Hhe Got Me…
      Got me doin things I’ll never do If u ain’t been I’m tellin you

      You Do [7x]

      [Chorus]
      I’m Sprung…(I’m sprung)
      Dawg He Got Me…
      Got me doin things I’ll never do If u ain’t been I’m tellin you
      I’m Sprung…(I’m Sprung)
      Dawg He Got Me…
      Got me doin things I’ll never do If u ain’t been I’m tellin you

      You Do [4x]
      You
      Do [15x]

      [Verse 1]
      He got me eatin’ Indonesian dishes
      Anythang he want for some kisses
      I’m cookin for him when he gets hungry
      All he doin is actin like he don’t want me
      He cuttin off all my homies
      Even all my other ronnies
      I ain’t even his main lady
      See I been thinking ’bout it lately
      Man he really don’t deserve me
      All he be doin’ is hurt me
      So I gotta get away from him…
      But now I’m leaving quickly
      Before he come and try to get me…
      And I’m takin everythang with me…
      Well it all come down to him…

      [Chorus]
      I’m Sprung…(I’m sprung)
      Dawg he Got Me…
      Got me doin things I’ll never do If u ain’t been I’m tellin you
      I’m Sprung…(I’m Sprung)
      Dawg he Got Me…
      Got me doin things I’ll never do If u ain’t been I’m tellin you

      You Do [4x]
      You
      Do [15x]

      [Verse 2]
      So we went our separate ways…
      It’s been a couple of days…
      But now I’m doin what I want to
      With nobody tellin me what I’m gonna do
      And I’m feeling so free…
      With nobody but me…
      Now I can handle all my business
      All my girls can I get a witness
      But I’m feelin kinda lonely
      On top of that I’m kinda horny
      And I gotta get back to him…
      Now I’m leavin quickly…
      Before he come and try to get me…
      And I’m takin everythang with me…
      Well it all come down to him…

      [Chorus]
      I’m Sprung…(I’m sprung)
      Dawg he Got Me…
      Got me doin things I’ll never do If u ain’t been I’m tellin you
      I’m Sprung…(I’m Sprung)
      Dawg he Got Me…
      Got me doin things I’ll never do If u ain’t been I’m tellin you

      You Do [4x]
      You
      Do [15x]

      • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

        ______________________________ and You ain’t right

      • GreenLadyHere

        TOWNnnnnnnnnnnnnn – – – -Seeeeeeeee- –LOL

        – – – -***911! – — -PARAMEDICS – – -OVA HERE! – —1 OBOT DOWN – –from HYSTERICAL LAUGHTER!! – -LOL***

      • rikyrah

        You need to put warnings with your posts, Town.

        I luv you, Town.

      • aleth

        So wrong town…hahaha I died….I am taking this lol lol lol

  • MonieTalks

    It’s a guarantee, flies are always attracted to shit and filth.

    George Zimmerman’s risky social media push first of its kind

    ……for people to spout unsubstantiated theories and opinions about the man that killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and is claiming self-defense.

    Some of the Facebook threads have more than 100 comments. You have to wonder if O’Mara is helping to calm pre-trial publicity — or fuel it.

    “I hope you get Zimmerman acquitted so that I can go to Florida, stalk people because I don’t like the way they look, and then shoot them if they dare defend themselves,” one poster wrote on the Facebook site.

    There’s more like that. And worse.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Afternoon miranda— Ohhhhh- – -THANK U 4 these – —INSPIRING!!

    – – – -***tears*** annnd ***JOY*** – – :>)

    MR. PRESIDENT BRINGS JOY 2 Those he meets.

    NO –ENTHUSIASM GAP HERE!

    [I was havin' TROUBLE gettin on board. Weak signals. :>) Sorry. :>)]

  • Miranda

    Wow….treated him like a throwaway rag doll

    The Muzzling Of Ric Grenell: An Update

    It seems clear from sources close to Grenell and reporters on the foreign policy beat that his turning point came last week. He’d been part of organizing a conference call to respond to Vice President Biden’s foreign policy speech, now known best for the “big stick” remark. So some reporters were puzzled as to why Grenell, a week into his job as GrenellRomney’s national security spokesman, was not introduced by name as part of the Romney team at the beginning of the call, and his voice completely absent from the conversation. Some even called and questioned him afterwards as to why he was absent. He wasn’t absent. He was simply muzzled. For a job where you are supposed to maintain good relations with reporters, being silenced on a key conference call on your area of expertise is pretty damaging. Especially when you helped set it up.

    Sources close to Grenell say that he was specifically told by those high up in the Romney campaign to stay silent on the call, even while he was on it. And this was not the only time he had been instructed to shut up. Their response to the far right fooferaw was simply to go silent, to keep Grenell off-stage and mute, and to wait till the storm passed. But the storm was not likely to pass if no one in the Romney camp was prepared to back Grenell up. Hence his dilemma.
    http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/05/last-wednesday-or-thursday-taken-off-the-conference-call-on-foreign-policy-not-named-as-part-of-the-call-a-reporter-asked.html

    • isonprize

      How can a person who is homosexual also be a Republican?

      Seriously. HOW?

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -LOL. – –Is THIS WHAT we have been waitin’ 4?? – –LOL – –

    – — -VIDEO: The Achievements Of Newt Gingrich, As Read By Newt Gingrich – — –

    – – -This afternoon, Newt Gingrich suspended his campaign for the Republican Party’s nomination for the presidency. While his “suspension” speech began with the usual list of thanks — and even included a self-deprecating joke at the expense of his “moon base” speech — Gingrich also launched into an extended laundry list of his own achievements, up to and including former internships. It was a strange digression, but also in keeping with Gingrich’s rather unique personality. ThinkProgress has compiled the video. Watch it:

    – – – – -BU- – – -bu – –BUT – — -U R STILL a LOSER!! LOL – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – -[Apologies iff a dup.’ — – -#15 – – -DROPS ALEC – – -Woo! Hoo! – —

    – —Teachers’ Board Becomes Fifteenth Group To Drop ALEC

    – – – – The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) just became the fifteenth organization to disassociate itself with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the conservative group responsible for crafting model legislation on a number of contentious issues.

    In a press release, NBPTS — an organization that advocates for teacher certification as part of education policy — said that they no longer want to be associated with ALEC “given recent events.” While they do not specify their grievances, their addition to a long list of organizations to disaffiliate adds credence to the argument that groups are upset over ALEC’s role in pushing voter suppression and the so-called “Stand Your Ground” laws:

    [S]ince December 2010, NBPTS participated in the Education Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) by sharing the impact and effectiveness of National Board programs with ALEC members, including state legislators. Given recent events, the new NBPTS President and CEO decided to discontinue engagement with ALEC. As a result, NBPTS terminated its membership as an Education Task Force Member of ALEC effective April 18, 2012, and also withdrew from participating in the upcoming ALEC conference.
    THERE IS MORE.

    The OTHER GOOD THING about these DROPS is that we R seein’ the HUGE SUPPORT that ALEC had. WOW&1/2!! —

  • Miranda

    As I said weeks ago, the bad lounge will STAY FULL all the way through November! The right wing and emoprogs alike are so crazy, they leave us no choice but to crack wise on their asses. Mad cuz PBO had more game than a Xbox. Just look at everyone of those grown azz men journos who were so anxious about this….you know damn well all of them had nambody checking for them.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda – – – -LOL – – -I got – – -PIZZA DUTY! LOL – –

  • Miranda

    They are much better people than I would be.

    Covington neighbors who made headlines now make peace

    Bruno Kalonji said everyone he knew recommended that he sue his new neighbors after Robert and Branden Canoles held his parents, who they had mistaken for burglars, at gunpoint until sheriff’s deputies arrived and arrested the couple.

    “We don’t want to take anything else away from them,” said Kalonji, who initiated a meeting with the Canoleses on Sunday at their attorney’s office in Covington.

    more here
    http://www.ajc.com/news/covington-neighbors-who-made-1430144.html

    • Aquagranny911

      This is making community peace. I agree with this. Unless Kalonjis want to sell up & move from the house they just bought they have to be the bigger & more gracious people. It is also the African way of ubuntu.

      I know this may not make sense to us & I also would like to see those Canoles fried five ways from Sunday. They did get arrested. Maybe it will change their ways & maybe it won’t but Karma is always on the side of those who try for peace. I believe this.

      • edp4bho

        A day late. What you say Aquagranny ties right in with a topic at this moment 3:24 on Rev Al—forgiveness. Trouble I find with this is that, in America, seems AAs always have to be the arbiters of peace, forgiveness, and show others the moral way to live. It takes a better faith person than I am right now, to adopt this manner. Personally, I aint’ feelin it. But I respect what you say. I just don’t feel like showing someone the morality their mommas and daddies should have taught them. It just may be too late for me…..LOL !

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — – -I axe again – – — WILL the SCOTUS – -VOTE with the – –WAR ON WOMEN RE-THUGS? – – –

    – – -Ohhhwaitaminute – — -5 of ‘em R – –RE-THUGS!! – – —

    – — -REPORT: What’s At Stake For Women If The Supreme Court Strikes Down Health Reform – —

    – – — -Millions of American women would lose access to affordable health care coverage if the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare, a new report by Jessica Arons from the Center for American Progress argues. Since women are more likely to consume health care services, use prescription medication, suffer from chronic illness, and face discrimination in the individual health market, they “will suffer the most” from a negative Court decision.

    — The report claims that to invalidate the law in part or in whole would turn back the clock on the health care system and ensure that women are routinely discriminated against because of their gender and denied coverage for basic benefits in the individual health care market:

    – – – -SKIP – – –

    Women have gained so much from Obamacare, but stand to lose it all should the Court — or Republicans in Congress — undo these advances:
    THERE IS MORE.

    THEY betta – – -“WATCH IT – – -SUCKAS!!” – —

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – – -[Apologies --was this posted?] – – –

    – – – -Mia Love: Could a black Mormon become the GOP’s next big star? – —

    —–Mia Love is a woman who is comfortable going against the grain. The young, black, Mormon convert made history when she was elected Utah’s first female African-American mayor.

    Now, in a major upset she’s the GOP nominee for the states newly created 4th Congressional District. The 37-year-old will face six-term incumbent Democratic Rep., Jim Matheson, for the seat in November.

    If she wins, she will be the first African-American female Republican ever elected to Congress, as well as the first black representative for Utah in Congress, which is no mean feat.

    Her political career began when she was elected to the city council in the small town of Saratoga Springs, Utah, in 2004. She became mayor six years later. In January, Love kicked off her run for Congress at an elementary school, with a statement outlining her conservative principles.

    WATCH A MIA LOVE CAMPAIGN ADVERTISEMENT HERE:
    THERE IS MORE.

    Hadn’t heard of her. — -BUT “WHYCOME” I would B surprised – – —BAAAAA-LACK annnnd FEMALE RE-THUG.!!?? – –HIDE HER. – –

    • http://winthemarket.com/the-spontaneous-healing-plan/ woody45

      Short answer. No.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        THANK U. – – -I wasn’t able 2 keep up 2-day. :>)

        Good 2 C U woody45. :>)

      • Admiral_Komack

        …because someone with the GOP will tell her what time it is…time to sit her ass down.

        Does Ric Grenell’s situation register with this woman?

    • isonprize

      Her braids are in too tight.

      • GreenLadyHere

        isonprize – – -**BIG HUG**** :>)

        LOL – –Seeeeeeee- . . .LOL. U soooo – — –RIGHT! :>)

        Goo 2 C U. :>)

  • MonieTalks

    NRA ends silence and comes out fighting for stand-your-ground laws

    The National Rifle Association has begun a rearguard action to shore up the controversial “stand-your-ground” laws that it has promoted across America, in the wake of the eruption of public anger over the killing in Florida of the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

    Since Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a self-declared neighborhood watch leader invoking the stand-your-ground law, on 26 February the NRA has kept uncharacteristically silent. Numerous requests by journalists for the association to answer charges that it had encouraged violent vigilantism were met with “no comment”.

    But the NRA has now come out fighting in favour of laws that it helped draft. In a statement put out by its lobbying arm, the Institute for Legislative Action, the NRA said that what it called self-defense laws were a “natural right” that empowered “lawful people to defend themselves, and deters would-be murderers, rapists and robbers”.

    The statement adds that the alternative to such laws “leaves the innocent in danger”.

    read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/02/nra-stand-your-ground-law

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — — UH! OH! – — -CONNECTING – -the – -☻ – -☻ – —-LOL- –

    – – – –Sen. Jay Rockefeller asks UK for evidence linking News Corp. scandal to Americans – – —

    – —- -We already know that Rupert Murdoch is “not a fit person” to run his global empire. We also know that the Murdoch family and their employees continue to be in deeper and deeper doo-doo across the pond.

    But they’d be in really deep doo-doo if the scandal finds its way to the United States. The Hill:

    [Sen. Jay] Rockefeller sent a letter to Lord Justice Brian Leveson, the House of Lords member leading the investigation of News Corp. in the United Kingdom, and asked whether “any of the evidence you are reviewing … suggests unethical … and sometimes illegal business practices occurred in the United States or involved U.S. citizens.” [...]

    “I am concerned about the possibility that some of these undisclosed victims are U.S. citizens,” he said, “and the possibility that telephone networks under the jurisdiction of U.S. laws were used to intercept their voice mail messages.“

    “Equally more disturbing,” he said, are allegations that News Corp. journalists paid police and other public officials for information.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – – –Oh — FAUX-NOISE – –LOOK BEHIND U – — -HERE COMES – -KARMA!! – –LOL

    • GN

      Thank you Senator Rockefeller; no way was this despicable behavior confined to one country in Murdoch’s empire.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY GN. – –***BIG HUG*** :>)

        THANK U. – –Cain’t WAIT 2 C the OTHER ARMS of THIS OCTOPUS!! – —AUSTRALIA – — -Where U AT! ??

        Good 2 C U – –GN. :>)

  • MonieTalks

    The Romneys truly think there shit does not stink….so apparently they were offended by Prime Minister Cameron’s “performance” at the State Dinner…GTFOH

    Romney camp criticises British PM’s Obama ‘love-in’ ahead of Olympic visit
    ‘You don’t take sides in election year’, senior aide says of flattering toast David Cameron gave to US president in March

    Senior advisers to Mitt Romney have bitterly criticised David Cameron’s recent White House “love-in” with Barack Obama before Romney’s first visit to London for the opening of the Olympic Games.

    Referring to Cameron’s highly flattering toast to Obama during a banquet given in the prime minister’s honour when he visited Washington in March, a senior aide said: “You don’t take sides in an election year”.

    The aide, who requested anonymity, said Romney and his wife, Ann, would attend the “first day of activities” of the 2012 Games, which open in July. Romney would do “one or two other things” while in London. A meeting with Cameron was not ruled out, but that was “up in the air”, the aide said.

    Doubts about a possible Downing Street meeting appear to stem in part from surprise and dismay felt in the Romney camp about what it saw as Cameron’s obsequious behaviour at the banquet on 14 March.

    Cameron’s performance smacked of a “lack of experience” and was seen as “not very skilful”, the aide said.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/02/romney-british-pm-obama-london

    • GN

      I have never seen anything like the present days and times. People are just losing it. Nobody, especially not Prime Ministers and foreign leaders, gives a damn about the Romneys stank green room list…oh my God.

      • Aquagranny911

        I worked with the mentally ill & the just plain crazy (that’s a clinical term) during my training & at other times over my working life. I will say that I liked most of them & some were down right lovable. I could mostly have some understanding of where their heads were residing & they were usually good people. Just a little ‘different.’

        The GOP makes me think of serial killers or something out of one of those zombie movies. They really give ‘Crazy’ a bad name.

    • edp4bho

      A toast to a sitting Head of State, President, Commander-in-Chief is offensive? Romney needs to go suck something! Sorry POU, can’t help myself at times, but I am tired of privileged white men. Nite all !

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – FIRST:

    – -HERE’S HER/THEIR SONG!! – –

    NOW: – – – -CONSIDER the COMPARISON: – — LOL – —

    – — — -Ann Romney “knows what it’s like to struggle”. You can tell by her $990 tee shirt. – –

    – – – – -Yesterday Paddy posted Ann Romney on Mitt: ‘There’s a wild and crazy man inside there’. The photo above is a screen grab from that video.

    That quote was bad enough. What makes the “to know us is to love us” moment worse is what she’s wearing in that vid. No, I’m not criticizing her taste in clothing… just marveling at the price tag. Via Syleite:

    According to a saleswoman at Krakoff’s Madison Avenue store, [Ann Romney's] silk tee costs $990.

    Now, now, before our trolls get all huffy, nobody is saying being rich is a bad thing. We’d all love to have as much money as the Romneys do, but come on, there is so much hypocrisy going on here, it makes a 99%er’s head spin.

    First, the Mrs. Willard who owns the nearly-$1000 tee is the same one who knocked her multi-million dollar brains out to prove to voters how she “knows what it’s like to struggle” just like us:

    — – – -SKIP – — –

    – – -For a little perspective, a headline from the L.A. Times about Michelle Obama’s wardrobe during the 2008 campaign season reads, Michelle Obama’s cheap[UH ---LESS EXPENSIVE --- PLEASE] dress drives others to don the same:

    – — — -CONCLUSION: – -THERE is NO COMPARISON. FIRST LADY – -WINS!! – — -HAH!

  • lamh35

    watching “The Switch” with Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and Jeff Goldblum…really funny movie. Love Jeff Goldblum… is he a Dem? Not that it matters, but it would be my lukc that he was…lol

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -A – -FIRST!! – -A FIRST!! – – – Woo! Hoo! – —

    —–Ben Bratton: First African-American to Win Gold in Elite Sport of Fencing (Video) – – –

    – — –The U.S. Men’s Epee Fencing team made history as the first American Team ever to win the Gold Medal at the 2012 World Fencing Championships in Kiev, Ukraine, on April 14, 2012.

    U.S. team members Ben Bratton (New York City, N.Y.); Seth Kelsey (Colorado Springs, Colo.), Soren Thompson (New York City, N.Y.), and Cody Mattern (Colorado Springs, Colo.) defeated the six-time reigning World Champions from France in a hotly contested battle by a commanding score of 44 to 37. To reach the final round of competition, the Americans competed against and defeated the best fencers from five continents.

    The World Championship in Fencing is an annual competition organized by the International Fencing Federation. It is considered the most prominent international competition in the sport other than the Olympics.

    – –THIS – – ->U.S. Team member Ben Bratton became the first African-American and the youngest American ever to win a team gold medal at a World Fencing Championship. Bratton is a three-time fencing all-American and a member of the United States fencing team.

    The 26-year-old Bratton who was born and raised in Queens, New York, began fencing at age 11. He joined the Peter Westbrook Foundation, which teaches fencing as a vehicle to develop life skills in inner-city youth. Bratton credits much of his success to Peter Westbrook, a six time fencing Olympian and founder of the Foundation.
    THERE IS MORE. – – —

    – – -CONGRATULATIONS. WE R PROUD of U! – – – –

  • Miranda

    Deposition Reveals Payout For Undercover ACORN Video

    SAN DIEGO — Explosive new information obtained by 10News reveals for the first time the payout for an undercover video that helped bring down the group ACORN.
    James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, who played the role of pimp and prostitute in the video, were both deposed in a civil suit. O’Keefe wore a suit, while Giles donned a dark blouse, in contrast to the images that are familiar to many.

    more here
    http://www.10news.com/news/30994866/detail.html

  • rikyrah

    Rachel Maddow’s opening segment is on a Black doctor from Mississippi who was ousted at the state of Mississippi Board of Health by the new Lt. Governor.. He said that he wanted someone ‘qualified’.

    Doctor Brotha was Tufts and Harvard Educated and did a stint at Johns Hopkins.

    But, the CAC said he wasn’t ‘qualified’.

    • Aquagranny911

      I saw that & it made my blood boil! When I lived in Mississippi some years ago I saw just how the color of a person’s skin determined the kind of medical care they got there. Also, poverty is highest among the AA community. “Greens & gravy” is often what people live on. You can’t have healthy babies with out decent food & good medical care.

      This good & very qualified doctor was trying to give back to his community & the racists told him…”Go away”…God forgive me but I hate these people.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – — – RESPECTFULLY: —THIS is an UPDATE: – – —

    – – – -Cops Confirm Junior Seau’s Death Is Suicide Investigation
    Handgun is found nearby
    — —

    — – — -The details are filling in on the death of NFL great Junior Seau at age 43. These from the San Diego Union-Tribune, AP, and TMZ.

    Suicide: San Diego police confirm it’s a suicide investigation. Seau’s girlfriend called 911 about 9:30am after she found him unconscious inside a bedroom. He apparently shot himself in the chest with a handgun.
    His mother: Luisa Seau had a heart-wrenching breakdown before the media. “Junior!” she cried. “Why didn’t you tell me you were going.” She said her son joked with her on the phone only days ago, calling her “home girl.”
    Chargers: “Everyone at the Chargers is in complete shock and disbelief right now,” said a team statement. “We ask everyone to stop what they’re doing and send their prayers to Junior and his family.”

    THERE IS MORE.

    – – -Sooo SORRY MOTHER SEAU. – —MAY the LORD BLESS annnd COMFORT U. – -AMEN.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – — -Usual WED. NIGHT Meetin’. Back as soon as possible. :>) – -MISSIN’ U/CARRYIN’ U – –IN MY ♥. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – — -Usual WED. NIGHT Meetin’. Back as soon as possible. :>) – -MISSIN’ U/CARRYIN’ U – –IN MY ♥. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – — -Usual WED. NIGHT Meetin’. Back as soon as possible. :>) – -MISSIN’ U/CARRYIN’ U – –IN MY ♥. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – –[Apologies ifff a dup]- – – –MR. PRESIDENT REFLECTS on the “ANNIVERSARY”- – – –

    – – -Obama on bin Laden Death: I Didn’t Do a High-Five
    Obama gives detailed interview about the terrorist leader’s demise
    – —

    – – – –It’s the first anniversary of the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and MSNBC today released a series of interviews Brian Williams conducted with President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other top-ranking officials detailing their preparation for and reaction to the raid. “Ultimately, it was a 50/50 proposition as to whether this was actually bin Laden,” Obama reveals. Speaking of the night he made the decision, he said, “There’s no doubt that you don’t sleep as much that evening.”

    – – – – -THIS – – ->Asked what he thought when he saw the death photos, Obama replied, “It’s wrong to say that I did a high five … but understanding the satisfaction for the American people, what it would mean for 9/11 families …. I think there was a deep-seated satisfaction.”
    THERE IS MORE.

    – – THANK U – – -MR. COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF: – –SEALS – – CIA. – —

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – -THIS “BROTHA” – – – –KNOWS the TRUE MEANING of – -DIVERSITY! – — –

    – – – -McDonald’s next CEO credits diversity for fast-food giant’s success – —

    – – -Don Thompson, who in July will become the first African-American chief executive officer at McDonald’s Corp., credits diversity with fueling innovation at the world’s biggest hamburger chain.

    Delivering the keynote at the Chicago Urban League annual luncheon Wednesday, he said diversity has been and remains a business imperative at the company that has produced payoffs. Among those payoffs are helping expand its menu choices and helping the company’s operating income grow 10 percent last year and earnings per share grow 11 percent.

    – – -Forty-five percent of McDonald’s owner-operated franchisees are women- and minority-owned companies, and 55 percent of McDonald’s food and paper purchases are made from minority- and women-owned vendor companies giving them a big slice of McDonald’s more than $9 billion annual shopping bill in the U.S., he told the gathering.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – – – - BU – – -bu – –bu – – – -bu – -BU – – -I’M LUVIN’ IT! :>) —-MR. DON THOMPSON. – — – THANK U. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – –YA KNOW – – —THIS is gettin’ – — -BEYOND OLD!! – —

    – – -Officer Shoots, Wounds Teen Outside Texas School — —

    – — A police officer told investigators Tuesday that he shot a 14-year-old boy suspected in the overnight break-in of a Houston-area classroom after believing the teenager was reaching for a gun.

    The boy was in critical but stable condition at a Houston hospital and was expected to survive, authorities said. The officer was placed on leave pending the investigation.

    Pasadena Police Assistant Chief Bud Corbett said the officer, a 17-year law enforcement veteran, told investigators he did not know how old the suspected burglar was when he shot him. The names of the boy and the officer were not released.

    – – — -SKIP — —

    – – –THIS – ->”The officer observed he had his hands at his chest and he thought that what was in those hands was a gun,” said Corbett, whose agency is investigating the shooting along with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. School district police were investigating the burglary.

    The boy, dressed in a black hoodie and black shorts, was standing about 20 feet away on some steps outside the classroom when he was shot in the upper chest, near his right shoulder. Corbett said the boy was not shot while trying to run away but had stopped and was facing the officer when he was hit.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – — PRAYIN’ 4 his RECOVERY –annnnd JUSTICE. AMEN. – —

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – —RE: The BIOGRAPHY -of then STUDENT OBAMA – —

    – – -Annnnnd —YOUR POINT – – -IS????? – — -

    • isonprize

      - – -Annnnnd —YOUR POINT – – -I$$$$$$????? – — –

      There, GLH I fixed it for you.

      • GreenLadyHere

        – – -isonprize – – — ***MEGA -fi$t bump*** LOL.

        I axed HOW MUCH did $he get –PAID!! :>)

        THANK U. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    – – -miranda – – -MORE GR8 – -ACA NEWS! :>) – – –

    – — – -How ‘Obamacare’ Is Saving Seniors Billions On Meds – – –

    — – -In the first two years after “Obamacare” was signed, Medicare reforms in the law saved seniors a total of $3.4 billion in prescription drug costs by bridging a coverage gap, according to official figures.

    Over 220,000 beneficiaries have saved an average of $837 in the first three months of 2012, the Medicare agency said Monday. That’s on top of $3.2 billion in savings enjoyed by some 5.1 million seniors in 2010 and 2011 thanks to the Affordable Care Act, according to the advisory on the new figures.

    The savings were wrung through a combination of discounts on Medicare prescription drugs — 50 percent on brand names, 7 percent on generics — and rebates for seniors who fell under a coverage gap known as the “doughnut hole.”

    – — - – – -.>“The Affordable Care Act is helping millions on Medicare save billions of dollars on care and prescription drugs,” top Medicare official Marilyn Tavenner said in a statement. “The Affordable Care Act gives people on Medicare the relief they need from medical costs and more resources to stay healthy.”
    THERE IS MORE.

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

  • GreenLadyHere

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

    – — – – -CONTINUE 2 PRAY 4: – – – -MR. PRESIDENT/FIRST LADY♥ – —All — MILITARY PERSONNEL/FAMILIES; – — -the ECONOMY/the PEOPLE; – — EACH OTHER♥ — — –

    – – —The Kenyan Boys Choir – – – ENJOY. :>)

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