August 20, 2014

Wednesday Evening Thread: POTUS and FLOTUS visit troops in Hawaii

H/T TOD

  • Miranda

    A Newspaper Publishes Names of Gun Permit Holders, Prompting Outrage

    A newspaper’s interactive map listing the names and addresses of gun permit holders in two New York counties has drawn a gathering avalanche of outrage this week.

    As word spread across social media, thousands left comments expressing disbelief and anger at the map, compiled from publicly available information on handgun permit holders in Westchester and Rockland Counties and published online over the weekend by The Journal News, a newspaper based in White Plains and owned by the Gannett Company.

    more here
    http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/a-newspaper-publishes-names-of-gun-permit-holders-sparking-outrage/?smid=tw-share

    • morphus

      Yet, **crickets** when NRA’s Wayne LaPierre floated the idea of a national registry of the mentally ill.

    • Camille

      LOL.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda- — -LOL- — -WHA’??- – -Da BRAVE- — NRA supporters – -NOW – -SHY?? —HAH!- – -

      - — -PUBLIC RECORDS – –PEOPLE!! – — PUBLIC!!- -RECORDS!!- – -LOL —

      • Camille

        Now shy indeed Sis…LOL.

        I thought they were all so big and bad with their automatics.

        Merry Christmas Sis, hope you had a beautiful one.

  • Miranda

    Ebenezer Scrooge is alive and well

    David Koch Now Taking Aim at Hurricane Sandy Victims

    excerpt:
    Koch’s top deputy in New Jersey, a surly gentleman named Steve Lonegan, who heads the local AFP state chapter, called the aid package a “disgrace.” “This is not a federal government responsibility,” Lonegan told reporters. “We need to suck it up and be responsible for taking care of ourselves.”
    http://www.thenation.com/blog/171906/david-koch-now-taking-aim-hurricane-sandy-victims

    • rikyrah

      for all the Republicans in the Hurrican Sandy path…

      hope you wake the ‘f’ up…

      this is who you’re voting for.

    • Camille

      Something really ugly happened to these people. They have no soul. They must have shared the same nanny as Pat and Bay Buchannan.

      Soulless.

      Karma please visit the Koch brothers soon.

    • MsKitty

      AFP has been running commercials about this on 880 WCBS for the last month or so. Every time I hear it I’m like really? You’re telling all these folks whose lives have been turned upside down, so sad too bad?

      I’ve asked the universe for another pass for wishing ill will against Lonegan and Koch.

    • nellcote

      Has anybody asked Christie about this?

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Evenin’ miranda/POU FAM♥- —**BIG HUG** :>)

    - – - -Annnd THIS is a MAJJOR REASON “WHYCOME” — people LOVE THEM. – - -THEY ALWAYS REMEMBER the “TROOPS”/FAMILIES. :>)- -

    – - -NOW — -Durin’ the NEXT 4 YEARS- –OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY can FURTHER DEVELOP her PROGRAM 4 MILITARY FAMILIES! :>)

    - – -LOL ‘member that da RE-THUCKERS — DI-ENT even MENTION the MILITARY durin their rnc –KKKonvo!! — -geesh! – –MAJOR –EPIC FAIL!!-

    —-THANK U — FIRST COUPLE.- –U R LOVED♥- – -

    Good focus -miranda. THANK U. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – -SAD ENTERTAINMENT NEWS- – -

    - –Marva Whitney (James Brown’s Soul Sister #1) Dies at 68- –

    ——*Marva Whitney, a fiery voiced funk singer who toured and collaborated with James Brown — along the way earning the nickname “Soul Sister #1″ — died on Saturday at age 68, according to a Facebook page dedicated to her.

    “She left us with a legacy that will shine forever,” the message reads.

    A cause of death is not immediately known, however it is being reported that Whitney died from complications of pneumonia.

    –Whitney is best known for her version of “It’s My Thing,” which cracked the Hot 100 in 1969, and for the widely sampled track “Unwind Yourself,” which can be heard on songs by The 45 Kings, DJ Kool and Mac Miller, among others. [Listen to both below.]
    THERE IS MORE.

    - —JAMES BROWN & MARVA WHITNEY – IF YOU DONT WORK YOU CAN’T EAT.LIVE- – - -

    - — -[This was new— BUT SYMBOLIC 2 me. :>)- — -RIHEP- -2 BOTH. AMEN.

    — CONDOLENCES 2 FAMILY/FRIENDS/FANS- –AMEN. — -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – -A PERSPECTIVE on KWANZAA:- – - –

    - – -Celebs Who Personify Kwanzaa’s 7 Principles- – -

    – —(The Root) — Founded in 1966 by Maulana Karenga, an Africana-studies scholar, Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration — lasting from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1 — meant to commemorate the African heritage of black Americans. Each day of the celebration is devoted to one of seven principles. This year The Root decided to take the holiday’s seven principles and pick one or two prominent African Americans who best embody each one.

    Below, check out our picks for the most Kwanzaa-fied celebrities.

    —–OF COURSE:- – - -

    - – –1. Umoja (Unity): Barack Obama - — -

    - —- — — To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

    Although Obama is seen by his supporters as a unifier, one need only look at the exit polls from the Nov. 6 election to see that the nation is hardly united. But there are times when Obama is called upon as president to unify communities and an entire nation, times when politics and partisanship are completely set aside. After the Newtown, Conn., tragedy, it was his duty to travel to the town to console victims, speak to residents and calm a scared nation.
    THERE R MORE.

    - — – -The OTHERS:- – -Subject 2 our own interpretations. :>)- –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- – –WHA’?????- – -

    — –Hawaii Lt. Gov. Schatz named to Inouye’s seat - –

    - – –Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) chose Hawaii Lieutenant Gov. Brian Schatz (D) to fill the seat left open by the death of longtime Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), deciding against Inouye’s deathbed wish that Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (D-Hawaii) succeed him.

    The move comes as a surprise — most expected Abercrombie to honor Inouye’s wish, delivered in a letter to the governor on the day of his death earlier this month. Abercrombie chose Schatz over Hanabusa and former congressional candidate Esther Kia’aina (D), the options presented to him by the state Democratic committee.

    He said that Inouye’s wishes had been “taken into account fully” but that “no one and nothing was preordained” and he wanted to make sure to act in the best interests of the state, especially in helping Hawaii’s suddenly youthful congressional delegation build up seniority in Congress as quickly as possible.

    Abercrombie’s move could trigger some backlash within the party, possibly resulting in a primary challenge for either him or Schatz. Both will face the voters in 2014.

    Abercrombie said Schatz is “intelligent, forceful, insightful, experienced and committed” but also heaped praise on Hanabusa, and said one of the reasons he didn’t choose her was because of her highly prized seat on the House Armed Services Committee.

    He also said that both she and Kia’aina had “offered their support for Brian” and said the state party was “united,” downplaying concerns about a possible rift.
    THERE IS MORE.

    Anyone with – –da 411???- —

    • rikyrah

      Scott Conroy @RealClearScott

      If Abercrombie had appointed Hanabusa, Dems would’ve had a very tough race to keep her House seat. Schatz not a total shock.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY rikyrah. ***BIG HUG*** :>) – –

        - – - -Thank U 4 this. :>)- — -Wonder iff Sen. Dan took this into consideration?- – -Oh well — –watchin’- – -

        Good 2 C U. :>)

  • Miranda

    Oh no…now all those single ladies who were gonna join the convent after the holidays were over are gonna stay working at these stores and have all the buck wild sex they want! The horror!

    Supreme Court declines to block provision covering contraceptives in health care law
    By Pete Williams, NBC News justice correspondent

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Wednesday to put a temporary hold on a controversial provision in the new health care law requiring employers to provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives.

    Two businesses challenging the act — the nationwide chain of 500 Hobby Lobby Stores and Mardel, a chain of Christian bookstores — contended that the law violates their religious freedom. Their legal battle is continuing over the merits of their claim. In the meantime, they asked the US Supreme Court to put a temporary hold on the law, which takes effect January 1, 2013.

    On Wednesday, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who handles emergency appeals from the courts where the companies are based, declined to grant an injunction.

    more here
    http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/26/16171443-supreme-court-declines-to-block-provision-covering-contraceptives-in-health-care-law?lite

    • TyrenM

      Tis the season to eat, drink and be Merry!
      Big up to single women working at Christian bookstores having Buck Wild Sex!

      • Camille

        LOL!

      • GreenLadyHere

        Uhhhh- -TyrenM – — LOL – –**BIG HUG*** :>)- –

        Seeeee- —-***shakin’ my head**** IMMA pray 4 U. :>)

        Good 2 C U. :>)

  • lamh36

    The Obamas discuss the photo tweeted round the world in intvw w/BWalters http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/president-obama-michelle-obama-interview-intimate-moments-campaign-18065801

  • Miranda

    Black voter turnout may have surpassed whites for the first time

    Despite often-voiced concerns about the effect of voter identification laws, black voter turnout remained high in 2012 and, for the first time, may have topped the rate for whites, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

    Four years ago, the rate of black voter turnout almost equaled that of whites, continuing a trend of a steady increase in black turnout rates that began in 1996. This year, with white turnout appearing to have dropped, black turnout seems very likely to have exceeded the white level, although definitive figures won’t be available until the Census Bureau reports in a few months.

    A higher turnout rate among blacks than whites would mark an historic milestone given America’s long history of disenfranchising blacks. Blacks were effectively barred from polls in many states until after passage of the federal Voting Rights Act in 1965.

    more here
    http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-73822262/

    • rikyrah

      and Travis, Corny and Bitter Boyce weep.

    • morphus

      Read another “Not Enough ‘Angry White Guys’ to Sustain GOP” post-mortem analysis titled “the disappearing independent voter”. Interestingly, Mitt Romney is said to have decisively won the independent vote. My take away? “Disappearing” simply means the once highly valued independent voter no longer decide elections. Let’s hope the “undecided voter” follows. The fact that the Black voter turnout is still high although they are likely over represented in the pools of missing, provisional and spoiled ballots explains all the post-election analysis.

      • JojoRaze

        Seems to me the white people who didn’t vote really couldn’t stand Mitt Romney and decided keeping the Negro, who’s wife and daughters they didn’t hate, was better than putting in a phony like Mittens. Mittens didn’t have any stans. PBO has them in spades.

        • morphus

          No doubt about it many stayed home.

  • Miranda

    ROFLMAO

    Black Canseco ‏@BlackCanseco
    We 9 months out from mad baby #DJango’s born RT @goldietaylor Watch what I tell you. Somebody gone name they baby Django. ~My Cousin

    • rikyrah

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

      But, what would make me choke if someone names their girl BroomHilda

    • nellcote

      I love the name Django! But for the gypsy guitarist Django Reinhart not the movie.

      • conlakappa

        As I recall, some celebrity already has a child named Django, in honor of Reinhart. I think Rachel what’sherface who was in Six Feet Under.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- –I dient C this posted.- – — – —

    - —Slideshow: People we’d like to leave behind in 2012 - – -

    - – -It’s that time of year folks — when we like to reflect on the triumphs and tragedies of the year as it comes to a close.

    No will forget the icons we lost, the stories that shaped our world and the landmarks in politics, the arts and culture from 2012.

    But of course, with almost every narrative there is a seedy underbelly. We must not forget the figures which made the past year most unpleasant, even though we’d like to.

    So without further ado, please check out our slideshow of the famous faces we’d like a reprieve from seeing in the new year, although something tells us we won’t be so lucky. – - [-BWAHAHA]

    - — —–#1.- – -STR8 — -ON! POINT!! – -
    Clint Eastwood’s empty chair: We love your films Clint, but your politics are a mumbly mess. And your seriously odd RNC act, in which you pretended to be lecturing an imaginary Obama who was cursing at you, tainted your legacy and may have damaged Romney’s presidential aspirations.

    - —- -Haven’t seen ‘em all. — BUT- – -all da HATAS- — R #1!!- —

    U can – –TH’OW DARTS at YOUR FAVs!- – -LOL.- -

    • Camille

      Not just his empty chair, but Clint Eastwood himself. And all those who cheered his racist stupidity on.

      Also all the Romneys, Paul Ryan, Gingrich, Chris Christie, Limbaugh, Hannity, and all the purveyors of hate.

  • TyrenM

    It was fun watching the President and First Lady JAM to the music of Buddy Guy and Led Zeppelin (Kennedy Center Honors.)

    • nellcote

      Nice to see Tracy Chapman again.

  • nellcote

    FUCKING PATHETIC!!!

    Obama Golfing in Hawaii With Pal Arrested in Prostitution Sting
    12/22/12, 8:41 PM EST

    HONOLULU, Hawaii – Taking a break from the fiscal cliff negotiations, President Obama is spending the first day of his holiday vacation golfing with friends and aides, including longtime pal Bobby Titcomb, who was arrested last year on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute.

    http://abcnews.go.com/politics/t/blogEntry?id=18046612

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      - –GEESH!!- —–THEY’RE OFF annnd RUNNIN’ – - – -STOOPID!! — -annnnnd EVIL/VILE annnd RACIST!!!- – –

      NOTHIN’ NEW!! – –jus’ THEIR USUAL DISGUSTING!!!!- –

      Good 2 C U. nellcote. :>)

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Oh, the old, the President is on vacation golfing oh and by the way, one of his friends got arrested for trying to get boom boom. Damn, they are just dripping with hatred for him, aren’t they?

    • MsKitty

      They trotted out this same story last year too. Apparently they take recycling very seriously over at ABC News.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- —OUR BELOVED –FIRST COUPLE♥- –Interviewed. – -

    – –Obama reveals he REALLY ran for reelection so he could have ‘men with guns’ around daughter Malia, 14, as she starts dating boys.- –[LOL - -He's 4 REALZ] LOL :>)

    - – –President Barack Obama revealed the ‘real reason’ he wanted a second term as president is because his daughter Malia, age 14, is about to start dating boys.

    ‘One of the main incentives of running was continued Secret Service protection so we can have men with guns around at all times,’ the father of two joked.

    The President and First Lady delved into their personal lives – including how they keep ‘the fire going’ in their marriage – during a chat with ABC’s Barbara Walters, their first sit-down interview since the election.

    Scroll down for video
    THERE IS SO MUCH MORE. — -ALL GOOD. :>)

    - – -Ahhhhh- – TRUE- — FAMILY- – -VALUES. :>) — -BLESS THEM♥

  • GreenLadyHere