December 22, 2014

Wednesday Open Thread: 8-Ballers!

Happy Hump Day Obots!

With a nickname like “Strawberry”, I think its mandatory that you become a pool shark.

Melvin “Strawberry” Brooks

In his 73 years, Melvin “Strawberry” Brooks was many things — an Army veteran, an operator of after-hours social clubs, a ladies man with at least nine children, an unpredictable but often loyal friend, a criminal twice jailed on drug-related charges and a Muslim convert called Askia El Amin.

Brooks, who died of lung cancer Dec. 17 (2006) at his home in Washington, also was very much a celebrity of the one-pocket pool world. When he entered a pool hall with his trim, muscular build, he had a confident strut that one friend described as “Frank Sinatra walking into a restaurant in 1958.” He was inducted Jan. 9 2007 into the One Pocket Hall of Fame in Louisville.

In the 1960s and early 1970s, before he went to jail the first time, Brooks had few equals in Washington as a one-pocket pool hustler. The game, often compared strategically with chess, involves two competitors trying to sink eight balls into a designated pocket while blocking the other player from doing the same.

At his peak, Brooks made and lost tens of thousands of dollars a trip while traveling on the professional pool circuit. “If there’s a dollar in Chicago, ol’ Berry’s gonna come back with at least a quarter of it,” he bragged to one of his ex-wives before a trip to the Midwest.

Rarely entering official contests, he preferred after-hours matches against such major pool talent as Grady Mathews, Richie Florence and Bill Staton. He also was a favorite at private, invitation-only games filled with millionaires looking for gambling action.

Steve Booth, a New Hampshire-based one-pocket player who administers the OnePocket.org Web site, wrote in an e-mail: “Top players like Strawberry are not to be confused with low-stakes ‘scufflers’ that are the kind of guys that slip into a bar and clean out the locals for $5 or $10 a game.

“Guys like Strawberry went after the very best high stakes players they could find — fellow hustlers that were good enough themselves that it was no sure thing that ‘Straw’ would win, but of course much more often than not, he would.”

Until the late 1960s, black players were widely prohibited from professional tournaments. Booth wrote that “even when the color barrier was finally broken, many of them, like Strawberry, still avoided making the switch to tournament play because frankly, they could make a lot more money ‘undercover.’ “

Brooks’s signature at the pool table was patience and a tendency to avoid an easy shot if it meant long-term advantage. Those who knew him best said that, when not at the table, Brooks’s temperament veered wildly from crass and angry to suave and generous with his money.

“He was good as gold, and if you cross him, he could be as mean as a snake,” said a friend, Dennis Wilson. “One extreme to the other.”

Mathews, a one-pocket legend, said of Brooks: “His background wasn’t easy. He spent time in jail, admitted he did wrong and paid his debt to society. He was always kind of a warrior at pool, and he had a gruff personality. But he donated to charity, he raised a family. And if someone does that, in spite of problems, it’s all the more to be admired.”

At his wake, Brooks was placed in a coffin with an unscrewed, custom-made pool cue worth thousands of dollars and a folded American flag.

Taken from One-Pocket Pool Player Goes From Hustling to Hall of Fame.

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

    Congress Unwilling to Address Disability Plan’s Shortfall

    By Brian Faler – May 29, 2012 12:26 PM ET

    A U.S. government entitlement program is headed for insolvency in four years, and it’s not the one members of Congress are talking about most.

    The Social Security disability program’s trust fund is projected to run out of cash far sooner than the better-known Social Security retirement plan or Medicare. That will trigger a 21 percent cut in benefits to 11 million Americans — disabled people, their spouses and children — many of whom rely on the program to stay out of poverty.

    “It’s really striking how rapidly this is growing, how big it’s become and how D.C. is just afraid of it,” said Mark Duggan, a University of Pennsylvania economist and adviser to the Social Security Administration.

    Part of the reason for the burgeoning costs is that the 77 million baby boomers projected to swamp federal retirement plans will reach the disability program first. That’s because almost all boomers are at least 50 years old, the age at which someone is most likely to become disabled.

    MORE: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-29/congress-unwilling-to-address-disability-plan-s-shortfall.html

    • Miranda

      And a lot of these disability recipients are the ones rolling in their disability paid for mobile scooters and wheelchairs with teabags hanging off their heads, living in or near poverty in southern red states.

      • Alma98

        Not just southern states Miranda we got them here in WI too.

  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  • rikyrah

    Lawrence O’Donnell on Willard trying to lecture anyone about what is a ‘civil rights’ issue.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45755883/vp/47608591#47608720

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

    In today’s “In Jail Without No Bail” news…

    Judge Gives Taylor 50 Years for ‘Heinous’ Crimes in War

    By MARLISE SIMONS and J. DAVID GOODMAN

    LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands — Charles G. Taylor, the former president of Liberia and a once-powerful warlord, was sentenced on Wednesday to 50 years in prison over his role in atrocities committed in Sierra Leone during its civil war in the 1990s.

    The judge presiding over the sentencing in an international criminal court near The Hague said Mr. Taylor had been found guilty of “aiding and abetting, as well as planning, some of the most heinous and brutal crimes recorded in human history” and that the lengthy prison term underscored his position at the top of government during that period.

    “Leadership must be carried out by example by the prosecution of crimes, not the commission of crimes,” the judge, Richard Lussick, said in a statement read before the court.

    Mr. Taylor was the first head of state convicted by an international court since the Nuremberg trials after World War II.

    MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/world/africa/charles-taylor-sentenced-to-50-years-for-war-crimes.html

  • rikyrah

    ‘Prostitute’ Mitt Romney Will DO ANYTHING To Get Elected

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

      Mitt is the Joan Holloway of the Republican Party.

      • Gc

        Nah,Joan has charisma. And an actual pulse.

      • MsKitty

        Ouch. I’m still upset about that episode. I hope Pete and his non-driving self crashes into a tree.

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

          He’s such a weasel! I want to reach into the tv and choke him!

          • MsKitty

            I actually had to rewatch the scene when he went to Joan’s office because I was so busy yelling “Fuck you Pete!!!” and talking back to the screen I missed all the dialogue. Maybe I’m a little too invested in this (LOL).

          • rikyrah

            I do think the past 5 episodes are why Mad Men will win another Best Drama Emmy this year.

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

            I saw this on the Twitters. Tom & Lorenzo broke down the Mad Men outfits like a fraction! Imma hafta read their past posts: http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/2012/05/mad-style-the-other-woman.html

          • MsKitty

            I love those posts. TLo have such an amazing eye for detail and a photographic memory with the way they reference back to similar looks in earlier seasons. I really hope they make a coffee table book out of this.

          • rikyrah

            this is fabulous. had no idea that this existed. will have to spend time reading their previous posts.

        • rikyrah

          I don’t hate Pete. he is what he is – a weasel. doesn’t pretend to be anything other than the weasel he is, and I find that ok.

      • rikyrah

        damn, that’s cold.

        I can’t blame Joan for doing what she did. Wish she’d had different choices,but she has lousy taste in men.

  • rikyrah

    In Teaming Up With Trump, Romney Courts 100% of The RACIST Vote

  • rikyrah

    ‘American Grown': Michelle Obama Triumphs Over ‘Lying’ Conservative Critics

  • rikyrah

    2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony

  • rikyrah

    Mitt Romney: Little to Like

  • rikyrah

    Poll: Michelle Obama Still Popular

    A new poll shows that Americans widely view Michelle Obama positively, a continuation of the First Lady’s high favorability ratings that have spanned her husband’s entire first term.

    In the latest nationwide survey from Gallup, 66 percent have a favorable view of the First Lady, while only 27 percent view her unfavorably. According to Gallup, her favorability ratings have remained above 60 percent since January of 2009, when President Barack Obama entered office.

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/poll-michelle-obama-still-popular

    • Town

      “Poll: Michelle Obama Still Popular”

      Is she not supposed to be?

      • GN

        She spends her days gardening with little kids and teaching junior high schoolers to exercise with Beyonce; she’s plain-spoken, beautiful, and I have literally never heard public comments of hers belittling anyone for any reason. Of course FLOTUS is popular. I’m loving the Obamas exceeding any and all expectations set by detractors.

        • Town

          In contrast to Ann Romney, who declared that we ALL get upset with certain people, especially the Germans.

          SMH.

          • MsKitty

            And I only learned of that via twitter. I’ve yet to hear anything about Miss Ann’s comments on TV or radio. But if Michelle Obama had said that it would be a top story for 2 weeks straight.

          • GN

            The dividends that this country, and especially the black community, will continue to get receive to the sheer presence of someone so graceful, so spiritually appreciated, so lovely, so EVERY SINGLE DAMN THING people claim black women are not…Michelle Obama is a wonder no matter her human imperfections and modesty. Ann Romney, nice person that maybe she is, can’t hold a candle to the significance of Michelle Obama as First Lady of the United States.

  • GreenLadyHere

    REAL FAST: – —-THIS WOMAN: – – – –In the NEWS – – -humph!!!- – – —

    – – –Trayvon Martin: George Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey makes GOP endorsement – – –

    – – – -Angela Corey, whose office is prosecuting George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin, has made a decision — and not about the high profile second degree murder case. Corey, the state attorney for Duval County, Florida, has endorsed George LeMieux, a Republican running for United States Senate.

    LeMieux, who was appointed by former Gov. Charlie Crist in 2009 to the Senate seat vacated by Mel Martinez in 2009, is badly trailing Connie Mack, the son of a former U.S. Senator from Florida, in the latest polls.

    The LeMieux campaign made the announcement Tuesday, saying in their press release:
    THERE IS MORE.

    Doesn’t she have some WORK 2 do?? – – -

    • Town

      This is the deal:

      Too many black folks nationwide were protesting. They had to do something.

      So they get this Corey woman to be the prosecutor. She figures, Zimmerman’s going free but we’ve got to stop all these negroes from protesting, because it’s also spreading to the white people.

      She figures let’s overcharge Zimmerman with 2nd degree murder. We’ll make a case we can’t prove thanks to the shoddy police work of the Sanford PD. That will calm the negroes down so they can get back to watching Basketball Wives and the NBA.

      Later, we’ll plead Zimmerman down to some petty gun charge, we come off looking good, Zimmerman goes free, no changes to Stand Your Ground. If the negroes riot, cool because they can be arrested and then tossed off the voting rolls, guaranteeing a President Mitt Romney.

      That’s my CONspiracy and I’m sticking to it.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WMASPEAW55IV4QJGMDNXZL6R6Y udonthave2likeme

        And that’s it in a nutshell. Co-sign 100%

  • rikyrah

    Mitt Romney’s losing gamble on Donald Trump
    Posted by Chris Cillizza at 01:45 PM ET, 05/29/2012

    Late last week Mitt Romney’s campaign unveiled its latest fundraising gambit: Donate just $3 and you are eligible to have dinner with reality star Donald Trump — and, oh, yeah, the former Massachusetts governor will be there, too.

    Donate today and you are eligible for a chance to win: Airport transportation in the Trump vehicle;” a “stay at the Trump International Hotel & Tower New York;” a chance to “tour the Celebrity Apprentice Boardroom;” and an opportunity to “dine with Donald Trump and Mitt Romney,” reads the message on the Romney campaign Web site.

    But wait, there’s more! Romney will also join Trump tonight in Las Vegas at a fundraiser.
    All of this Trump talk begs a simple question: Why is Romney associating himself with a man who is the public face of the debunked idea that President Obama wasn’t born in the United States and, perhaps more importantly, a man whose sole principle in life is self-promotion?

    The Obama campaign quickly sought to make political hay out of the Trump-Romney connection.

    “Mitt Romney’s continued embrace of Donald Trump and refusal to condemn his disgraceful conspiracy theories demonstrates his complete lack of moral leadership,:” said deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter. .”If Mitt Romney lacks the backbone to stand up to a charlatan like Donald Trump because he’s so concerned about lining his campaign’s pockets, what does that say about the kind of President he would be?”

    The Romney team tried to downplay the Trump tie. “Governor Romney has said repeatedly that he believes President Obama was born in the United States,” said spokeswoman Andrea Saul. “The Democrats can talk about Donald Trump all they want — Mitt Romney is going to talk about jobs and how we can get our economy moving again.”

    The argument forwarded by defenders of the Romney-Trump alliance is centered on two ideas: money and the base.

    On the money front, these defenders argue that Trump’s celebrity brings in a different kind of donor — including precious small dollar givers — that Romney might not otherwise attract. (The fact that the donation point — $3 — is so low is indicative of the belief within Romney finance world that Trump does have appeal among these small dollar donors.)

    In regards to the base, Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody laid out the argument this way:

    “Associating with Donald Trump gives Mitt Romney a way of being brash without being brash. Trump is popular with a certain portion of the GOP, the portion that Romney doesn’t connect with. Trump’s bravado is not necessarily a bad thing for Romney because it connects him to a flamethrower and his audience without having to throw the flames himself.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/mitt-romneys-losing-gamble-on-donald-trump/2012/05/29/gJQADBO1yU_blog.html

  • rikyrah

    Dana Milbank
    Opinion Writer
    A new conspiracy theory: Is Romney a unicorn?

    The time has come for Mitt Romney to prove it once and for all: Is he or is he not a unicorn?

    Let me stipulate that I have no proof that Romney is a unicorn, and indeed I want to believe that he is not. But I have not seen proof of this because he has not released the original copy of his long-form birth certificate.

    There are many others who feel as I do — 18,000 people to be precise. I first began to consider the possibility that Romney might be a unicorn when I heard that LeftAction, an online petition operation created by Democratic PR guy John Hlinko, was campaigning to get the Arizona secretary of state to certify that the presumptive Republican nominee is not a mythical beast before allowing his name to be on the presidential ballot.

    “There has never been a conclusive DNA test proving that Mitt Romney is not a unicorn,” the group wrote last week. “And if Mitt Romney is or may be a unicorn, he is not Constitutionally qualified to be president.”

    The mittromneyisaunicorn­.com campaign came about because Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, citing allegations that the birth certificate President Obama released is a fraud, threatened to take the incumbent off the ballot.

    Obviously, the likelihood that Romney is a fanciful equine is no more plausible than the claim that Obama was born in Africa. So why is the unicorn fair game? Because Romney has made it so.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mitt-romney-a-unicorn-fighting-birthers-with-their-own-ploy/2012/05/29/gJQAvNDRzU_story.html?hpid=z2

    • Miranda

      HILARIOUS

      17,000 People Sign Petition Asking Birther-Curious Arizona Official To Investigate Whether Romney Is A Unicorn | Last week, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, the state’s top elections official, threatened to kick President Obama off the state’s ballot until Hawai’i once again reiterated that Obama was born in that state. In response to Bennett’s flirtation with birtherism, 17,000 people signed a petition asking him to also investigate whether presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is a unicorn. While it remains to be seen whether such an investigation will reveal that the former Massachusetts governor is indeed a fantastical horned beast similar in appearance to a horse, it’s not clear whether Romney would be permitted to run for president if he is indeed a unicorn. The Romney campaign is likely to rely on the candidate’s past statements about corporations, and claim that “unicorns are people, my friend.”

      http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/05/30/491853/romney-is-a-unicorn/

  • Miranda

    Romney stands with ‘Amercia’ in misspelled campaign app

    ​If Mitt Romney wants a better America, he could start by getting his spelling right. His campaign has just released a new app called “With Mitt,” which allows the presidential hopeful’s supporters to snap photos of themselves and overlay the pics with pro-Romney messages. The slogans include “I stand with Mitt,” “Obama isn’t working,” and, embarrassingly, “A better Amercia.” That’s their typo, not ours. Only time will tell whether the mistake will spell disaster for Romney’s ambitions to become the next Persident of the Untied Steaks.
    http://now.msn.com/now/0529-mitt-romney-amercia.aspx

    • Gc

      Man do I want to see a mashup of his gaffes!

    • GN

      Mittmentum!!!

      /lmao

  • GreenLadyHere
  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FM – – — -LOL. The RE-THUGS R – – -“SCURRED” – – – –

    – -Right worries New Jersey Gov. Christie would be Romney clone on policy issues – –

    – – –New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s conservative bona fides are coming under attack from the right, which questions whether he is too much of a Mitt Romney clone on policy to be the GOP vice presidential candidate.

    For months, concerns about Christie’s personality overshadowed worries about his politics.

    The rub was that Christie was too charismatic to be Romney’s running mate. Republicans worried his larger-than-life persona would overshadow Romney and prevent the GOP standard-bearer from ramping up enthusiasms for his own candidacy. Republicans also worried about a gaffe from the straight-talking Christie that could sideline Romney’s message for weeks.

    – -Now the worries are shifting to Christie’s politics. To be sure, nearly all conservatives nod approvingly at Christie’s fiscal management of the state and dramatic stare-downs of unions, but many doubt him on some signature issues that just so happen to be core to the conservative cause: judicial nominees, immigration and abortion.
    THERE IS MORE

    WAY 2 SUPPORT – – -teh WILLARD – –RE-THUGS – – -/SNARK!! – – -LOL

  • rikyrah

    Coffee is for Closers
    By mistermix May 30th, 2012Josh Marshall on why Romney is sticking with Trump:

    My best guess is that they didn’t figure Trump would continue to be so nuts when they scheduled the mega-blowout fundraiser. And now that they’re here, they’re just figuring, whatever, let’s just get through tonight and it’ll be behind us.

    The alternative is some high profile rebuke of Trump which is probably too frightening a prospect for the campaign.

    The implicit assumption here is that Romney’s people don’t want anything to do with birtherism. I think that’s wrong – they want to send a clear signal to the 27% that they’re not quite satisfied with the kerning on Obama’s birth certificate, and what better way to do it than what happened yesterday. Granted, it would have been better if Donald had kept a bit lower profile, but these guys know their docile media. Here’s the Times:

    That and other statements left the Romney campaign to fend off questions about the candidate’s views on that long-discredited accusation and whether he was willing to tolerate extreme views for his own political gain.

    And the Post:

    The provocative real estate magnate used the spotlight to promote his long-debunked contention that Obama was born in a foreign country. Romney aides admitted that this was an unhelpful distraction. At a moment when they wanted to put the president on the defensive, it was Romney who found himself in that position, leaving it to his aides to assert that he disagrees with Trump — while Obama’s aides said his refusal to publicly condemn his surrogate showed poor moral leadership.

    When the DC media can say that it’s not true that Obama was born in a foreign country, and when someone in the press has the guts to ask Romney the obvious question “Do you think President Obama was born in Kenya?”, then I’ll think that the Romney campaign has a problem on their hands. I’m not holding my breath—my only hope is that some local TV reporter gets a one-on-one with Romney and asks him that question, and that he bobbles it in a way that makes him look as bad as he should for giving Trump any oxygen.

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/

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

      So if PBO was born in Kenya and by inference to a Black Woman. How did they fly to Hawaii with this newborn and convince a 17 White Girl, her parents, hospital doctors, nurses, administrators and two Hawaiian newspapers to go along with all this in 1960’s racist America?

      I said this before this is not just about our first Black President. It’s also about Ann Dunham being a “race traitor”.

      • GN

        Don’t ask for this to make any sense. You’re exactly right in that the birther movement is simply an expression of contempt for the fact that the current POTUS is of color. Donald Trump is a pure media whore and will take any chance he can to get some press attention. Romney’s super-poor leadership and political judgment opened the door for Trump to turn a few tricks down the campaign stroll, and Romney is going to regret it! That racist birther shit excites his base, but swing voters and moderates really don’t like it.

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

          And the only thing this does is fire up people who weren’t going to vote for PBO anyway. In essence by going this route and taking other extremist postions Romney is giving up on swing voters and moderates.

      • caribbeanobserver

        No, it’s simply about the black man in ‘their’ white house.

  • rikyrah

    Drowning in a sea of GOP campaign cash
    By Steve Benen – Wed May 30, 2012 8:00 AM EDT.
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    Campaign fundraising in the 2008 presidential election was thought to have reached dizzying heights. Republican nominee John McCain raised $370 million for his presidential bid, while Democrat Barack Obama shattered records en route to a $750 million haul. The totals, at the time, seemed staggering.

    Four years and a Supreme Court ruling later, the 2008 fundraising figures will very likely appear puny by the time the 2012 dust settles

    Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives — including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — plan to spend roughly $1 billion on November’s elections for the White House and control of Congress, according to officials familiar with the groups’ internal operations.

    That total includes previously undisclosed plans for newly aggressive spending by the Koch brothers, who are steering funding to build sophisticated, county-by-county operations in key states. POLITICO has learned that Koch-related organizations plan to spend about $400 million ahead of the 2012 elections — twice what they had been expected to commit.

    Karl Rove’s Crossroads operation alone is expected to collect $300 million — nearly as much as McCain’s entire campaign total in the last election.

    Indeed, it’s important to realize that the playing field has changed in fundamental ways. In the traditional model, we’d see two major-party candidates, each backed by their respective national party. In 2012, President Obama’s campaign team will effectively have two extremely well-financed opponents: Mitt Romney and the RNC, which are projected to raise at least $800 million, as well as a $1 billion outside attack operation.

    Obama, in other words, is going to face a far-right wall of at least $1.8 billion between now and Election Day. To say this is without precedent in a major democracy is a dramatic understatement.

    Won’t Romney also have to face two comparable entities? So far, that seems unlikely — Obama is having some fundraising success, and labor unions will play a role, but a super PAC supporting the president, Priorities USA Action, has so far struggled to keep up.

    There are two related angles to this to keep in mind.

    ——————————————————————————–

    First, unlike previous elections, the Supreme Court has cleared the way for “dark money” contributions — right-wing gazillionaires can invest heavily in destroying the president, but can now legally keep their donations secret. We can see the results of folks trying to buy the keys to the White House for Mitt Romney, but we won’t be able to see who’s writing all the checks (or what they’ll expect in return for their investment).

    Second, the prospect of a $1 billion far-right operation suggests conservative heavyweights believe they have a real shot at success. If the Kochs and their cohorts were convinced Obama is likely to win, they could easily start buying congressional and gubernatorial races; the fact that they have their eyes on the most sought after prize tells us they have confidence they can succeed.

    On a related note, Tim Dickinson has a great piece in the new issue of Rolling Stone, highlighting each of the wealthy Republicans lining up to get Romney elected.
    .

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/30/11954290-drowning-in-a-sea-of-gop-campaign-cash?lite

  • Miranda

    In Florida, Scott Administration Vows To Accelerate Voter Purge: ‘There Will Be More Names’

    The massive voter purge order by Governor Rick Scott in Florida has been plagued with errors, resulting in election officials notifying hundreds of eligible U.S. citizens that they are ineligible to vote.

    In response, the Scott administration has vowed to intensify their efforts to remove registered voters from the rolls.

    Initially, the state created a list of over 180,000 purported “non-citizens” by comparing their list of registered voters to the state motor vehicle database. The state forwarded about 2700 names from that list to local officials to remove from the rolls. Yesterday, in the face of mouting problems with the limited effort, Scott administration officials made it clear they were just getting started:

    more here
    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/05/30/491997/in-florida-scott-administration-vows-to-accelerate-voter-purge-there-will-be-more-names/

    • GN

      Thanks so much to all of the poutragers and confused swing voters of November 2010. Thanks so much for this bullshit.

      That said, I can’t understand how it’s remotely legal to purge a voter based upon known error-ridden DMV records (the correlation between the voting and driving public isn’t even perfect). What a desperate move on the part of the Republicans. Futile and evil.

      • crazycanuck

        That is what I keep asking, how is this stuff legal?

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda – – – -He’s GOTTA B STOPPED!! – –

      KARMA WILL – – GET the – -“W”! – – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – – – – -GOOD EDUCATIONAL NEWS – – – – –

    – — -Eight states get waiver from No Child Left Behind – —

    – – – – -Another eight states are gaining flexibility from the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday.

    The Education Department has approved waivers for Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Rhode Island. Eighteen other states and Washington, D.C., also applied for a waiver and could receive approval in coming weeks.

    President Obama’s administration is granting waivers in exchange for promises from states to improve how they prepare and evaluate students. In all, 19 states have been given waivers so far.

    “These states are getting more flexibility with federal funds and relief from NCLB’s one-size-fits-all mandate in order to develop and implement locally tailored solutions to meet their unique educational challenges,” Duncan said in a call with reporters.

    He was in Connecticut to make the announcement.

    – -The waivers are a stopgap measure until Congress rewrites the decade-old law, which has been up for renewal since 2007. Federal lawmakers agree the law needs to be changed, but they’ve bickered over how to do that.
    THERE IS MORE

    CONGRESS! – – – -DO YOUR JOB!! – – –

    THANK U MR. PRESIDENT. :>) – – -the CHILDREN R the WINNERS!! :>)

  • rikyrah

    Tue May 29, 2012 at 11:10 AM PDT.

    Congressman Darrell Issa: Subpoenas are for thee, not me+
    *by Meteor Blades

    IOKIYAR (It’s Okay If You Are Republican) has a number of subsets. Sex scandals ought to make people unfit for public office, but IOKIYAR. Having avoided the military draft ought to disqualify a person for the presidency, but IOKIYAR. Discovery that one used drugs as a youth should make a candidate at any level of government suspect, but IOKIYAR. Rep. Darrell Issa now qualifies as his own subset. He has filed a 47-page motion to quash a subpoena requiring his testimony in the perjury trial of retired baseball star Roger Clemens. The subpoena was first reported by Roll Call May 15.
    For the past seven months, as the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the California Republican has been tsk-tsking Attorney General Eric Holder for supposed failure to comply with a subpoena in regards to the “gunwalking” sting botched by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The committee drafted a contempt citation for Holder over the matter early this month. The attorney general responded by noting his office has provided 7,600 pages of testimony about the sting, which ATF called “Fast and Furious.” He has also testified to Congress on the matter seven times, and other officials in the Justice Department have been made freely available.

    Issa was subpoenaed to testify and provide committee documents early in May by Clemens’s lawyers. As Kevin Robillard reported:

    It’s clear why Team Clemens wants Issa to testify: the congressman believes the case against the former Cy Young award winner is a manufactured one. “I don’t believe that his false testimony when he gave it was anything other than Henry Waxman trapping him into perjury,” Issa told The Hill last year, referring to the California Democrat who formerly chaired the oversight committee.
    Issa’s motion to quash the subpoena argues that the chairman is too important:

    “Compliance with the subpoena would interfere with Chairman Issa’s official government responsibilities,” the document reads. Past legal cases have ruled that “the practice of calling high officials as witnesses should be discouraged” because “high ranking officials have greater duties and time constraints than other witnesses.”
    As can be seen in his slimy record as a liar and thief, with ethical lapses the sanctimonious Issa has always considered himself too important to comply with the rules which apply to everyone else. How this perch affects his work on the Oversight committee can be seen by the fact that members of the team he has assembled to investigate others is, according to the Investigative Newsource of Southern California, friendly to some industries that could benefit from those investigations.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/29/1095617/-Congressman-Darrell-Issa-Subpoenas-are-for-thee-not-me

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – – – -GR8 – – -ENDORSEMENT 4 – – MR. PRESIDENT – – – -Woo! Hoo! :>) – –

    – –Planned Parenthood endorses Obama with $1.4 million ad buy – – –

    – – –Planned Parenthood endorsed President Obama’s reelection Wednesday morning and slammed Mitt Romney for what they called his “harmful positions on women’s health.”

    “There is no greater champion for women’s health than President Obama and Planned Parenthood Action Fund couldn’t be prouder to endorse his re-election as president today,” said Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards. “The contrast with Mitt Romney couldn’t be starker. Planned Parenthood Action Fund is committed to ensuring that voters know how wrong Mitt Romney is for women — in his own words.”

    The group rarely gets involved in presidential campaigns — this is only the third time they’ve endorsed for president — but they have become increasingly politically active in the past two years since House Republicans pushed to cut off all government funds for the group, which mostly focuses on preventative care but also provides access to abortion with non-governmental funds.

    Their comments also play into the Obama campaign’s argument that Romney and Republicans are waging a “war on women.”
    THERE IS MORE.

    – — -GO FORWARD – – -with – – -MR. PRESIDENT! –

    – – – – – – – —4! – -MORE! YEARS!! – -Woo! Hoo! :>) – —

    • GN

      Terrific to see the PBO coalition coming back together. I don’t know if it’s just me, but far from disappointed, I feel MORE enthusiastic to vote for PBO this time, as he has proven his willingness and ability to deliver progressive reforms in a very divided country. FOUR MORE.

      • GreenLadyHere

        GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNTIN’ GN. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – – – -***fist bump*** :>) – – -HAPPY 2 C THIS EARLY ENDORSEMENT! :>)

        HOPEFULLY – – -OTHERS will FOLLOW – –as we move — – -FORWARD!! :>)

        Good 2 C U GN. :>)

        – – -4! – – -MORE! – -YEARS!! – -

  • rikyrah

    In Florida, Scott Administration Vows To Accelerate Voter Purge: ‘There Will Be More Names’
    By Judd Legum on May 30, 2012 at 9:13 am

    The massive voter purge order by Governor Rick Scott in Florida has been plagued with errors, resulting in election officials notifying hundreds of eligible U.S. citizens that they are ineligible to vote.

    In response, the Scott administration has vowed to intensify their efforts to remove registered voters from the rolls.

    Initially, the state created a list of over 180,000 purported “non-citizens” by comparing their list of registered voters to the state motor vehicle database. The state forwarded about 2700 names from that list to local officials to remove from the rolls. Yesterday, in the face of mouting problems with the limited effort, Scott administration officials made it clear they were just getting started:

    Chris Cate, a spokesman for the state Division of Elections, defended the state’s actions. “It’s very important we make sure ineligible voters can’t cast a ballot,” he said in an email to the Herald on Tuesday.

    He said the state continues to identify ineligible voters, saying the state Division of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has agreed to update information using a federal database that the elections division couldn’t access directly.

    “We won’t be sending any new names to supervisors until the information we have is updated, because we always want to make sure we are using the best information available,” Cate wrote. “I don’t have a timetable on when the next list of names will be sent to supervisors, but there will be more names.”

    It’s unclear how the new procedures alluded to by Cate will solve the systemic problems with the voter purge list. There have been several individuals targeted by the list that have been citizens their entire lives. Therefore, there seems to be a major problems beyond outdated citizenship information.

    Moreover, the entire process of database matching to remove voters is problematic. The Fair Elections Legal Network, which is challenging the purge, noted that database matching is “notoriously unreliable” and “data entry errors, similar-sounding names, and changing information can all produce false matches.”

    The first list was also created with information accessible to the state motor vehicle administration, which the former Secretary of State Kurt Browning considered so unreliable he refused to release. Browning resigned in February.

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/05/30/491997/in-florida-scott-administration-vows-to-accelerate-voter-purge-there-will-be-more-names/

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – – -CONTINUING 2 PRAY – – -STAND STRONG – – -FIRST LADY – – “WEE MICHELLES” – – – -AMEN :>) – – –

    – – – -First lady: Daughters need thick skin in politics – —

    – – – -Michelle Obama says her daughters are learning that even the kids of politicians have to have a thick skin.

    “Politics is tough,” the first lady said Tuesday. “That’s just sort of the nature of the beast.”

    But she said daughters Sasha and Malia, at ages 10 and 13, also know that no matter what happens in the November election, “their life is good either way.”

    Mrs. Obama chatted about family life, this year’s re-election campaign and what’s not ahead for her — a career in politics — during a round of interviews promoting the release of her new book on the White House garden.

    As for the personal attacks that swirl around her husband in a campaign year, the first lady said: “You just sort of have to have a thick skin in this thing. And your kids do too.”

    – -Malia and Sasha “understand that their world is secure no matter what,” Mrs. Obama said on ABC’s “The View.” ”They’ve grown to understand that home is wherever we are. … And Dad is always going to be Dad. So they’re good.”
    THERE IS MORE.

    GOOD ON U – –FIRST LADY!! – – -B BLESSED. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM- – —SAD ENTERTAINMENT NEWS – —

    – – -Folk Music Legend Doc Watson Dead at 89 – —

    – – — -No history of American folk and country music would be complete without a mention of blind guitar wizard Doc Watson, who has died at the age of 89. His rapid-fire flatpicking style influenced generations of musicians, and helped elevate the guitar to lead instrument status in the country music of the ’50s and ’60s, AP notes. Watson—who grew up in a corner of North Carolina that has produced countless folk musicians—lost his eyesight when he was just a year old, and was playing the banjo by the time he was five.

    His serious music career only began when he was in his 40s and was discovered by a folklorist—but he went on to record 60 albums, seven of which won Grammy awards. He founded the Merlefest music festival in 1985 after the death of his son, who toured with him for many years.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – – – – RIHEP – — THANK U 4 YOUR MUSIC – –DOC WATSON. —–

  • Miranda

    Why are Mark Knoller and David Frum acting like lil biatches over some misstatement regarding Poland by PBO??

    • Ebogan63

      Someone needs to give Frum and Knoller a history lesson. Lech Walesa needs to STFU, cuz given my knowledge of WWII history, and the long history of anti-Semitism amongst the Poles, they don’t come out smellin’ like roses in this. So, if they don’t want to invite the kind of scrutiny of their treatment of Jews before and during WWII, they need to fall the fuck back on this shit with the quickness.

      The WH apologized, and that betta be that!

    • nellcote

      In the Presidential Medal of Freedom awards yesterday President Obama misspoke and referred to “Polish death camps” when referring to Nazi German death camps in Poland. He’s now apologized. But Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, who has very conservative politics and a habit of playing in US politics, has taken the opportunity to attack the President for his ”ignorance and incompetence,” in other words, playing from the GOP playbook. (Sikorski is a one time columnist for the National Review, fellow at AEI and advisor to Rupert Murdoch.)

      http://talkingpointsmemo.com/

      • Miranda

        He can go straight to hell with that bullshit.

  • rikyrah

    Governor Luthor Is Supremely Unconcerned With Your Democracy
    By Zandar May 30th, 2012

    Expanding on the LuthorCorp Rick Scott voter purge in Florida that Betty mentioned, it seems that the GOP in the Ironically Named Sunshine State will see your “mass disenfranchisement” thing and raise you a giant vat of “Go screw yourselves.”
    Chris Cate, a spokesman for the state Division of Elections, defended the state’s actions. “It’s very important we make sure ineligible voters can’t cast a ballot,” he said in an email to the Herald on Tuesday.

    He said the state continues to identify ineligible voters, saying the state Division of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles has agreed to update information using a federal database that the elections division couldn’t access directly.

    “We won’t be sending any new names to supervisors until the information we have is updated, because we always want to make sure we are using the best information available,” Cate wrote. “I don’t have a timetable on when the next list of names will be sent to supervisors, but there will be more names.”

    Of course there’s going to be more names. There are still people voting for the Blue team. That’s a problem they can fix, you know.

    Moreover, the entire process of database matching to remove voters is problematic. The Fair Elections Legal Network, which is challenging the purge, noted that database matching is “notoriously unreliable” and “data entry errors, similar-sounding names, and changing information can all produce false matches.”

    The first list was also created with information accessible to the state motor vehicle administration, which the former Secretary of State Kurt Browning considered so unreliable he refused to release. Browning resigned in February.

    So yeah, at this point Florida is basically daring Eric Holder’s boys to do something about it. I really wish they would. Gotta purge them undesirables, ya know. Next thing you know, they’ll want things like “representation” and “equality” and before you know it, BOOM.

    After all, you don’t have to rig an election if you can’t lose in the first place.

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/05/30/governor-luthor-is-supremely-unconcerned-with-your-democracy/#comment-3296774

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – – – -THESE RE-THUGS – – – -PERSISTENTLY — – EVIL/VILE!! – – –

    – – –North Carolina Legislators Again Try To Block Planned Parenthood Funding – – – –

    – —After a judge last year halted a provision that would have blocked Planned Parenthood affiliates in North Carolina from receiving state funds, Republican legislators are attempting to defund the women’s health organization again. Last week, a House subcommittee approved a spending plan that would stop the Department of Health and Human Services from funding family planning and pregnancy prevention efforts outside of local health departments. Officials said the proposal would take $343,000 away from Planned Parenthood clinics. “Forcing them to go to an already overburdened health department is just playing politics with women’s health and it doesn’t save the state a dime,” said Paige Johnson, Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina vice president. The state House is expected to vote on the budget this week.

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNTIN’ miranda. ***BIG HUG*** :>)- – –

    – — -His – – -STICK –2-IT – – ATTITUDE is ADMIRABLE: – – -“His background wasn’t easy. He spent time in jail, admitted he did wrong and paid his debt to society. He was always kind of a warrior at pool, and he had a gruff personality. But he donated to charity, he raised a family. And if someone does that, in spite of problems, it’s all the more to be admired.”

    THANK U – – -4 THIS SERIES — miranda. :>)

    Have a good day. :>)

  • Miranda

    Dummy, tried to be cute and wind up putting his own daddy on front street

    Romney’s birth certificate evokes his father’s citizenship controversy

    There is no longer a question of whether presidential candidate Mitt Romney was born in the United States or not. A copy of Romney’s birth certificate was released to Reuters by his campaign and the certificate says the candidate was born Willard Mitt Romney in Detroit, Michigan on March 12, 1947. Oddly enough, Romney’s father, George Romney, a former Michigan governor and one-time Republican presidential candidate, was born in Mexico. The Chicago Tribune reports:

    more here
    http://thegrio.com/2012/05/30/romneys-birth-certificate-evokes-his-fathers-citizenship-controversy/

    • GN

      He gone learn. This seems to happen with so many of PBO’s detractors. Stuff just seems to boomerang.

      • JojoRaze

        I told y’all, when folk go after PBO and they are wrong, they always get put on blast. No weapon formed against him…

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

      *snickers*

    • vulcan_girl

      *anchor baby*

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda – – –THAT RACIST SIMPLETON DESERVES – -any/all – of the STUFF that HE STEPS IN!! – –

      – – – -Annnd lettin’ another – –PHOOL like teh donald lead him around by the NOSE – – -will GUARANTEE MORE!! – – -Good!! – –

      – –TELL HIM – -Antoine. LOL — -

    • nellcote

      Rmoney’s father would be deeply disappointed in him.

      • GN

        His daddy was the business; I hope that he reassesses.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -GR8 – -INTERNATIONAL NEWS – – – –

    – — Nelson Mandela celebrates 100th anniversary of African National Congress – –

    – — -Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress has brought its centenary celebrations to his home village in eastern South Africa.

    A delegation led by the governing party’s national chairperson, Baleka Mbete, came to the anti-apartheid icon’s Qunu home Wednesday with a barrel-sized replica of the torch lit during the party’s 100th anniversary celebrations earlier this year. Mandela spoke briefly as he sat in an armchair, telling Mbete he was happy to see her.

    Mandela, who makes few public appearances, arrived in Qunu on Tuesday from Johannesburg. Next month is his birthday, which he often celebrates in the village where he grew up.

    The 93-year-old Nobel peace laureate spent 27 years in prison for fighting racist rule. He became South Africa’s first black president in 1994 and served one five-year term.

    – – -CONGRATULATIONS – – -PRESIDENT MANDELA. – — BLESS U. – – – –

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

    “he had a confident strut that one friend described as “Frank Sinatra walking into a restaurant in 1958.”

    Deal with it.

    • Miranda

      Dayum….Sinatra in 58? cool as ice

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

        Any questions? Next!!

    • TresL

      Who is that quote referring to?

      • TresL

        Nevermind. I got it.

  • Miranda

    ROFLMAO

    Snark Knoller‏@SnarkKnoller
    Electrified crowd at Gov Romney’s rally at Somers Furniture, Las Vegas yesterday: http://twitpic.com/9qzahd

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

      They looked bored out of their minds!

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

        Did you see the Obama sign in back on the first photo?

        • Miranda

          It was one of those “obama isn’t working” signs that they are probably dragging the same one around to these different rallies with 15 people showing up.

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

            Okay. Thanks for the clarification.

  • Miranda

    The Washington Times is the FoxNation of papers, and this clown still couldn’t get them to write a favorable writeup on his weak cowardly ass.

    Equal pay bill puts Romney on the line on women

    excerpt:
    His campaign didn’t respond to five messages left over the past week seeking his stance on the Paycheck Fairness Act. In April, when he was fending off questions about his stance on women’s compensation, his campaign would only say he “supports pay equity” but would not say any more about the new legislation.
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/may/29/equal-pay-bill-puts-romney-on-the-line-on-women/?page=all#pagebreak

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – -In the – – -“WHAT ELSE IS NEW” – -from — HE WHO “LACKS A PAIR”? — NEWS: – – –

    – – – -Romney Dodges Repeated Media Inquiries, Refuses To Say If He Supports Paycheck Fairness – —

    – – – -Despite repeated media inquiries from a conservative-leaning newspaper, Mitt Romney remains stubbornly silent on the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would bring up to date the 70s-era Fair Pay Law.

    Congressional Democrats are gearing up for another legislative effort to ensure that women and men receive equal pay for equal work and are renewing their push for the Paycheck Fairness Act. But as with many ongoing political fights, Romney is not taking a decisive position.

    Romney was originally unclear about his position on another fair pay bill, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and he has not spoken about this specific legislation — despite repeated requests for comment from the Washington Times:

    His campaign didn’t respond to five messages left over the past week seeking his stance on the Paycheck Fairness Act. In April, when he was fending off questions about his stance on women’s compensation, his campaign would only say he “supports pay equity” but would not say any more about the new legislation.

    “Governor Romney only says that he wouldn’t change existing law, raising questions about why he feels the need to parse his words on issues that are so significant to the security of women and families,” said Ben LaBolt, President Obama’s campaign spokesman. “Would he sign a veto of Lilly Ledbetter? Why won’t he express support for the Paycheck Fairness Act?”
    THERE IS MORE.

    – –***shakin’ my head*** – – – -THIS – – -NON-COMMITTIN’ PHOOL!! – — -Annnnd he wants 2 LEAD!!?? – –PUH-LEEZE!!

    Annnd the RACIST FOLLOW HIM!! – – -geesh!!

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

    They should’ve neva given ya’ll photoshop!

    http://twitter.com/SherrieGG/status/207857456162930688/photo/1/large

    • Miranda

      *DEAD*

    • Daltex82

      Oh hell naw! ~FLATLINE~

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia – – – -BWAHAHAHA – – Seeeee- – —-LOL.

      **dialin’ 911*** LOL. – – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – -Annnnd THEY PUT OUT an AD – –4 MR. PRESIDENT – –Woo! Hoo! :>)

    – — -Video- Planned Parenthood’s New Anti Romney Ad: “Out of Touch” – —

    – — -Teh WILLARD is –“OUT OF TOUCH” annnd — SUPPORTS the – -“GOP WAR ON WOMEN!” – —

    THANK U – –PLANNED PARENTHOOD. :>)

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

    Tara Wall poppin’ ish:

    Tara Wall ‏@taras2cents

    Black Democrat wakes up and turns to GOP. Not the 1st. There are more coming out of the shadows. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76846.html#.T8YUocfsKcE.twitter

    • Ebogan63

      Yeah, and those 2 percent for rent negroes will end up ignored by erryday black folks. She’s an idiot for tweetin’ this b.s. Can’t be bothered to give Politico clicks, so y’all are gonna have to give me a play-by-play of this shit.

    • Miranda

      Oh…looks like I’m gonna get blocked from somebody’s twitter today!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WMASPEAW55IV4QJGMDNXZL6R6Y udonthave2likeme

        Ok Miranda what is your twitter handle?

        • Miranda

          PragmaticObot

    • rikyrah

      from the Black Hobbit, whose ass LOST HIS OWN DAMN POLLING PLACE. ……

    • rikyrah

      How bad a candidate was Artur Davis?

      Black folks chose a WHITE MAN over him…

      in ALABAMA.

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

        That’s got to be tweeted.

    • Daltex82

      I spotted and error, that statement should read

      “Black Democrat who constantly opened mouth and inserted foot, wakes up and realizes he has no other options but to go rethuglican”

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia – – – -Oh PUH-LEEZE Tara – – -A CHEAP SHOT – –4 trynta EARN that $$$$ from – – -teh WILLARD!!.

      He’s BEEN OUTTA da PARTY – -When he LOST!! – – — 2 that WYT MAN – –at the hands of – – – – -brothas/sistas. We REMEMBER!! – – -geesh!!

    • Admiral_Komack

      Cory Booker, is that you?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WMASPEAW55IV4QJGMDNXZL6R6Y udonthave2likeme

      Ms. Sephia are the the POU twitterer?

  • Town

    Here’s the deal with Romney: He’s an entitled smug ass who never had to answer for his actions all his life and he’s not about to start now.

    Answering questions, bringing forth plans, releasing tax records…none of that’s going to happen until Romney is good and ready to do it and the more you press the more he will resist because nobody tells Mitt Romney what to do!

    And the press will sit by and say and do nothing (like they did with Palin).

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      ***fist bump*** – —annnd the NEWS MEDIA is coverin’ his erry STOOPID WORD- – —includin’ his SICK JOKES!! – –

      — -CONTINUIN’ PROOF: – –THEY R – – -The RIGHT-LEANING MEDIA! – -

  • Miranda

    I can’t stop laughing:

    Han Nguyen‏@hanseldee
    ‪#Amercia‬ is one reason why the Romney campaign needs a new copy editor. Here’s another: pic.twitter.com/036Y4SOu

    https://twitter.com/hanseldee/status/207671555294117888/photo/1

    • JojoRaze

      Holy run-on sentence Batman. Ever heard of a period or semi-colon.

      • Miranda

        Mitt wants to protect Amercia’s right to hunt and shoot their families.

        not sure which amendment that falls under, but if he wants to campaign on that, gawd speed.

  • GreenLadyHere

    mianda – – -Sharing THIS BLESSING: – – -Mommy♥ is 96 years BLESSED 2-day. :>) – -SENT Her FAV COLOR – -PINK -:>)

    • MsKitty

      Happy Birthday to your mother, and wishing more to come.

    • Miranda

      Ahhh! Wishing her many more!

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

      Happy Birthday to your mom! Wishing her more birthdays to come!

    • Alma98

      Happy Birthday to your mom GLH.

    • Daltex82

      Well, Happy Birthday to MotherGreenLady!

    • Admiral_Komack

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your mother, GLH!

    • dannie22

      Happy Birthday to Mama GLH!!

    • PBomb

      How awesome! Wishing your mom many more special birthdays!

  • Miranda

    I can’t even begin to describe this disgusting ploy from Tucker Carlson, just gotta see it yourselves.

    http://dailycaller.com/the-dc-social-reader-gun-giveway/

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

      BWA HAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Miranda

    So glad he’s getting the opportunity

    NFL teams want exonerated Brian Banks to try out

    Several NFL teams are willing to give Brian Banks a chance to fulfill his dream of playing pro football.
    Banks, who last week was exonerated of a rape conviction that put him in prison for five years, told ESPN columnist Rick Reilly that he’ll work out with the Seattle Seahawks on June 7. The Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins also have called to talk to him about a tryout.

    “I’ll make ‘em happy,” Banks, who’s been training non-stop since October, told Reilly on Tuesday. “After all I’ve been through these last 10 years, I can still do some things that will impress you.”

    more here
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7987374/nfl-teams-want-exonerated-brian-banks-try-out

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda – – – – -Ohhh – -GR8 NEWS! – – – –KNEW he would B BLESSED!! :>) – -***tears***

      BEST WISHES 2 him. – – -THANK U 2 the TEAMS. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – —The – –RACIST – -OBSTRUCTIONISTS – –AT WORK!! – -“FLIP- — FLOP!!”- – – -INVERT ETCH-A-SKETCH!! – – –

    – —GOP Opposes Expanding Small Business Tax Credits That They Supported In 2009 – —

    – – – -Obamacare includes a small business tax credit to help employers provide health insurance coverage. The issue, however, is that only 170,300 businesses out of a possible 4 million have applied for the credit because of the time-consuming application procedure. Now, the Obama administration is asking Congress to improve the process so that more small businesses apply for the credit. – – – -[Annnnd – –GUESS WHAT!!] – – –

    – -Republicans are opposing the request, even though it would lower taxes for small businesses. They’re seeking to repeal Obamacare, not change it. “I don’t think expanding it is going to make any difference whatsoever,” said Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO), who chairs the House Small Business Committee.

    – – – -SKIP – – —

    The Affordable Care Act’s tax credit was designed to help small businesses with fewer than 25 employees, which have the most difficult time offering insurance to their employees. These businesses make up almost 90 percent of all employers in the U.S., so improving the application process for tax credits would expand health insurance to thousands of workers.
    THERE IS MORE.

    THEY R EVIL/VILE annnd they DON’T CARE ABOUT – –PEOPLE!!

    — -C’MON – — KARMA!! – – –

  • Miranda

    I’d never seen the famous back-handed shot by Venus back in ’03…nice!

    AFTERNOON THREAD IS UP!