October 25, 2014

Wednesday Open Thread: Aesop’s Fables

HAPPY HUMPDAY POU!

We continue our series on Aesop’s Fables.

Today, we feature the video Bill Cosby in Aesop Fables.

 

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PART II:

PART III:

 

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr!

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  • sagittarius

    Good morning, Fam!

    Have a lovely day!

    • rikyrah

      Good morning, sag!
      Sending those positive thoughts your way

      • sagittarius

        Good morning, Rikyrah!

        Thank you – I appreciate you! Sending the same to you!

        • Alma98

          Morning sagi!

    • GreenLadyHere

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      — -Good 2 C U. —Prayin’ 4 U always. — -B BLESSED U♥/Family♥ –AMEN♥

      • sagittarius

        Good morning, GLH **BIG HUG**

        Thank you for your prayers – I appreciate you!

        • GreenLadyHere

          Sagittarius♥ – –My Pleasure.♥ – –B BLESSED. :>) —Thank U. :>)

  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ rikyrah. ***BIG HUG*** . Have a good day. :>)

  • jds09

    Good Morning Everybody! Waking up to the Fallon/Springsteen video trending is an auspicious start. lol

    • sagittarius

      Morning, jds!

      What is the Fallon/Springsteen video?

      • jds09

        They’re making fun of Christie.

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

          Momma nooooooooooooo!!! LMBAO!

          • Miranda

            Didn’t Christie damn near cry like a little girl when PBO had Springsteen say “hi” to him? LMAO

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

            He did! You KNOW this has gotta hurt!

          • conlakappa

            After Bruce initially snubbed him in trying to get concert tickets/some such, IIRC. This will leave a mark.

          • AxelFoley

            Christie upon meeting The Boss: “Squeeeeee!”

        • rikyrah

          LMBAO

        • gn

          lol Jimmy Fallon is a fool!

          • jds09

            He’s not a bad singer either.

          • isonprize

            He’s a fool, but this is comic genius.

        • MsKitty

          Now THIS qualifies as an eclipse.

        • isonprize

          HOLD UP!! That’s really BRUCE!??!!???

          DAMN. Epic shade… EPIC!! ECLIPSE!!

          BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

        • Lisa M

          Didn’t realize that Bruce was that cut!!

          • goldenstar

            I KNOW. Who’d a thunk he’s as old as he is!

          • conlakappa

            I think he’s using Janet’s discarded tins of ab make-upbody make-up, artfully applied.

        • qosine

          If you ever get a chance to go to a Bruce
          Springsteen concert, go. He came to Nashville.
          I was tired; long day at work, but I promised
          my friends I would show up. So I’m thinking,
          let’s get this over, so I can go home and
          sleep. First note of music! Bam! I’m on fire!
          I’m awake! One of the best concerts ever.

          http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jake-clemons-on-clarence-hes-on-that-stage-every-night-20131111

          • conlakappa

            I think I’ve related the story here about remembering him from his playing on the boardwalk in Asbury Park. No, not at the Stone Pony but on the boardwalk! Scruffy musician who played his guitar and harmonica and sang.

          • qosine

            OMG. I bow down before your luckiness!

          • conlakappa

            Ha! I was a little kid at the time but do remember the energy he gave off and talking to him. My mother might have heard him and the E Street Band play. She always refers to Little Steven, Clarence [RIP], and Bruce by their given names.

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL Good MornTin’ jds09. ***BIG HUG*** :>)
      —Just saw this – –LOL – -THIS will NOT END – – — -At ALL. :>) – –Good 2 C U. – –[Cali -Hi :>)]

    • Alma98

      Morning jds!

  • gn

    @NerdyWonka
    Delightful story about President Obama from a guy who sat next to him during lunch. Also, FLOTUS watches #Scandal. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/01/what-happens-when-the-president-sits-down-next-to-you-at-a-cafe/283074/

    • Miranda

      That was too cute. I can only imagine how I would act…but I’m sure it would get a million views on youtube as well as provide a great Black Twitter hashtag such as #ObamaStansWill

  • gn

    I didn’t realize that this is the first time:

    @NerdyWonka
    Due to high demand for @FLOTUS’s dress, for the 1st time, a Second Inaugural dress goes on display at the Smithsonian pic.twitter.com/shjq6BlveG

    • Miranda

      WOW! I love how history is being made in such obscure ways with this Administration!

    • conlakappa

      I could have sworn that I saw wife of St. Ronnie or that of previous occupant’s second gown but maybe I just remember seeing eleventy billion photos in real time, in the local rag known as the WashPost. Smithsonian is hard-pimping having that dress: http://www.si.edu/Exhibitions/Details/The-First-Ladies-4722

    • qosine

      Hmmm.
      How about a library and museum for FLOTUS??!!

      • gn

        That would be WONDERFUL. Of whichever of the two states which doesn’t get the PBO museum, Hawaii or Illinois, it would be so very terrific if that state got a FLO museum. Her life, her dignity, her empathy, her accomplishments and how much she has added to the WH, is most certainly museum-worthy. She probably has more stans than PBO lol!!

  • gn

    Teacher who saved students in NM school shooting praised as ‘amazing man’

    A student saw “blood everywhere” after a shooting at a New Mexico middle school gymnasium Tuesday that ended when a social studies teacher talked a 12-year-old suspect into putting down the weapon.
    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/15/22311259-teacher-who-saved-students-in-nm-school-shooting-praised-as-amazing-man

  • gn

    Pope Francis:

    @Pontifex
    The Lord is knocking at the door of our hearts. Have we put a sign on the door saying: “Do not disturb”?

    • jds09

      Hum….POTUS and the Pope together soon. Hatching a plan to take down a billionaire or two? A few tweets about economic justice…2014 is on and crackin’.

  • rikyrah

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    • Daltex82

      Woot Woot!

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin’ Daltex82♥ — – -***BIG HUG*** :>)

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  • GreenLadyHere

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

    TMFRH!

    This Democrat thinks he can win in 2016 as the anti-Obama
    01/15/14 04:00 AM—Updated 01/15/14 09:18 AM
    By Benjy Sarlin

    Brian Schweitzer, the former two-term Democratic governor of Montana, is rarely speechless. Once he gets going on a topic, he’s
    almost impossible to stop. As he builds up steam, he’ll slap his knee to
    emphasize his points. He’ll slap your knee to emphasize his points.
    Good luck getting a word in edgewise for that follow-up question.

    But at the moment, Schweitzer is rubbing his chin, looking up at the
    ceiling, searching – unsuccessfully – for just the right words. The
    question was simple enough: Is there a single thing President Obama has done that you consider a positive achievement?

    Finally, he spoke.

    “My mother, God rest her soul, told me ‘Brian, if you can’t think of
    something nice to say about something change the subject,’” he said.

    But he couldn’t help himself, slamming Obama’s record on civil
    liberties (the NSA revelations were “un-effing-believable”), his
    competency (“They just haven’t been very good at running things”), and above all, Obamacare (“It will collapse on its own weight”).

    Eventually, he paused to acknowledge Obama’s historic role as the
    first black president. But by that standard, Obama’s usefulness ended
    the day he took the oath of office.

    MORE: http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/dem-thinks-he-can-win-the-anti-obama

    • AxelFoley

      Good to definitely know where this fat fuck stands. Won’t come close to getting me to vote for him in the primaries.

      • jds09

        This guy is not gonna even get out the gate.

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    • goldenstar

      On a rational level, how does he think that he can WIN anything by campaigning against PBO? A coalition of Tea Party, Libertarian, Left Whatevs does not add up to a majority of voters.

      • AxelFoley

        Exactly.

        White “progressives” stay showing they asses.

      • jziglar

        I don’t get it. It’s like someone told him that being an emo liberal will lead to victory. Those people are not the base of the party and the president maintains high approval with democratic voters and the core he will need if he were to run.

    • jds09

      This is hilarious. Okay, so we know what the progressive, emo, dudebro wet dream looks like. Seriously, Sirota, Moore and Markos mentioned are in the same article. Whoever wrote this must have had several orgasms.

      Let’s explore this possibility, maybe we can put the fantasy of a candidate that’s a cross between Kucinich and Huckabee with a splash of Rand Paul from a fly-over state to rest.

    • Miranda

      Good luck trying to win even a Dem primary with this tactic. Mofo, not in a county, parish or commonwealth will you get a majority of the votes if your grand plan is to be the anti-Obama.

      • isonprize

        This isht might play in Montana, but uhm, NO.

        Who are HIS advisors? Wow. Stupid.

    • Admiral_Komack

      Well, well, well!
      The emo’s new dudebro!

    • Daltex82

      Clearly he is running for a spot on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, because I know he is not seriously running for President.

      I wonder who’s paying him.

      • AxelFoley

        LOLOLOLOL

    • itgurl_29

      Racist asshole. I swear, they are so jealous of Obama, it makes their teeth itch.

      This loser is a like a throwback from the DLC era. He actually thinks his close ties to the NRA is something that’s a positive thing.

    • MsKitty

      Good luck with that 2016 run, bro.

    • AxelFoley

      Of course, the usual suspects at DKos are ecstatic over this:

      http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/15/1269790/-Brian-Schweitzer-The-Anti-Obama

      • conlakappa

        I’ll take your word for it. When he was talking cash-trash about the President a few weeks ago, I said he’d be the anti-Obama. What’s the opposite of the fit, cool yet hot and smart black guy from Hawaii via Chicago than the fat white guy from Montana? I’m just being factual on the fat part. I suspect the Gov. Corruptie was advised to get his lap band removed so he could be the opposite of the President.

    • Kennymack1971

      Try that distance from/run against the Obama Presidency if you want to. Schweitzer and any other Dem/Progressive that tries it will get their fucking feelings hurt. The Obama coalition is not playing around.

      • itgurl_29

        And it’s not just the distancing, it’s the nastiness and the racism. To say that Barack Obama, who’s had the most successful and productive and transformative presidency since FDR, has done “nothing” in 8 years and that his only accomplishment is being black is downright hateful and bitter. It’s like he went on Dkos and FDL to formulate his campaign game plan. It’s ridiculous and it’s some racist white boy centered nonsense. And the reason, besides racism, they say POTUS has done nothing is because they are soooo well off, that, for them, it doesn’t even matter who’s President. Nothing changes for them anyway. So they don’t care about healthcare or the stimulus or equal pay for women or any of the other countless things POTUS has done because they’re in a protected class to begin with. And if he’s so stupid that he thinks he can win the Dem primary championing these upper middle class, college educated, white boy “issues” like “civil liberties”, then his dumb ass doesn’t even deserve to make it out of the exploratory committee stage of the campaign.

        • AxelFoley

          Exactly.

          What have I said? Come Jan. 2017, ALL these CACs can kiss my black ass twice. I’ll be voting the lesser of two evils, but they won’t get any money or time out of me.

      • AxelFoley

        This rightchere. I HOPE this fool runs against PBO’s accomplishments.

        I HOPE he do.

        • TyrenM

          You hope. I wish.

      • qosine

        THIS 1000X!

    • qosine

      Well you got the DK and FDL vote. What else you got,
      Brian . . . who?

    • rikyrah

      uh huh

  • GreenLadyHere

    - – – GOOD MORNTIN’ Sepia♥/POU FAM♥ – — -**BIG HUG** — –Dr. Cosby is a Perfect Person 2 Present These FABLES. :>)

    Sepia♥ – – –Thank U 4 This INSPIRING annnd INSTRUCTIVE Series. :>) Have a good day. :>)

    — –☺http://www.perisspiceladle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/1-breakfast-and-mid-afternoon-meant-a-free-run-for-sweet-tooth-croissants-or-churros-fried-pastry-dough-with-hot-chocolate-sauce.jpg

    — ENJOY your –“SPECIAL TREAT — -on this –SPECIAL DAY” -♥

    – —☺ IN da NEWZ: —MR. PRESIDENT is HEADING 2 NORTH CAROLINA♥ — –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHifp_7-4xo

    – – -B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ — -

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

      Thanks! Glad you’re enjoying it, GLH!

      Those pastries look goood!

      • GreenLadyHere

        Sepia♥ —Ohhh – -YES!! – — :>) Again, THANK U.♥
        -ENJOY the treats. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – – -A FOCUS on –OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥ — –

    — – -Michelle Obama won’t rule out plastic surgery – – – -:>)

    – – – -Michelle Obama turns 50 this week, and she isn’t ruling out future use of plastic surgery or Botox.

    The first lady tells People magazine in an interview hitting newsstands on Friday, her birthday, that women should be free to do whatever they need to do to feel good.

    – –Mrs. Obama adds that she doesn’t imagine resorting to plastic surgery or Botox but that she’s also learned to “never say never.” – –

    The first lady has never missed a health checkup, including a mammogram or Pap smear, and has had a colonoscopy.

    As for diet and exercise, Mrs. Obama says she doesn’t “obsess” about what she eats but makes sure to include fruit and vegetables.
    THERE IS MORE —

    –LOOKIN’ FORWARD 2 – –“YOUR SPECIAL BIRTHDAY” :>) Woo! Hoo!

    • itgurl_29

      I love how they always ask black women about plastic surgery, as if we need it. It’s like how they always put black women in those botox commercials knowing good and well, wrinkles and bad aging has absolutely nothing to do with us.

      White people age like pumpkins.

      http://d2tq98mqfjyz2l.cloudfront.net/image_cache/1389456007274952.jpg

      • AxelFoley

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • Daltex82

        Oh, damn!! too funny!

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL — -itgurl_29! – —itgurl_29! –BWAHAHA – – –Seeee. . . —***BIG HUG*** :>)

        — -Such – – -TRUTH!! :>) – WE KNOW! – — -Thank U. :>)
        Good 2 C U. :>) Have a good day. :>)

      • Miranda
      • Alma98

        FTFO!!!

      • jziglar

        Thank you ! Black people who take good care of themselves (ie. don’t do drugs) age very well. You can look at numerous high profile black people as clear examples.

        • conlakappa

          Some still do. Vanessa Williams swears by it. Having seen Lynn Whitfield up close [I took a selfie with her], I’d say she’s seen the needle a time or two. Tina has had work while they were in there repairing Ike-related damage. .

      • qosine

        LMAO!!!

      • rikyrah

        you so wrong for this..
        BWA HA HA HA AH AH AHA HA HA

    • gn

      This is why I think she’d be a great politician. Her answer (“I don’t care what what other people do, but hell no I don’t need surgery, black don’t crack”) was beautifully stated.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ GN. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>)
        – — ***BIG fist bump*** :>)
        – – -I notice that the HEADLINE wanted 2 “steer us” in the WRONG direction — -from — –HER EMPHASIS – – -DO WHAT U WANNA DO! — :>)

        – -Annnd that PIC SHOWS – — SHE ain’t hardly –in “crack mode”. —-She in STR8 — -“BLAH MODE. ” :>)
        Annnd – – -her HAIR — – -Perfection!! :>)

        Good 2 C U GN. :>) –B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM. :>)

      • jds09

        THIS.

  • Miranda

    Singer Prince Is the New Guy on New Girl
    The legendary artist is set to appear on an episode of the comedy airing after the Super Bowl.
    BY: STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.
    Posted: Jan. 15 2014 7:36 AM

    Legendary singer Prince is set to guest-star on the Fox comedy New Girl, E! Newsreports. The episode staring the “Purple One” will air after the Super Bowl.

    Prince not only watches the show, but also reached out to the stars himself with an idea of how he could be involved.

    “He contacted us last season because he’s a huge fan,” executive producer Brett Baer told E! News.

    “He knows everything about the show. He contacted Zooey and Hannah [Simone] directly and asked to do the show. We couldn’t work it out last year. But when the Super Bowl thing was floated, it was perfect timing.”

    Prince, 55, will appear as himself in an episode about a mansion party that Jess and her friends will try to crash, the Associated Press reports.

    more here: http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/01/singer_prince_the_new_guy_on_new_girl.html?wpisrc=topstories

    • AxelFoley
      • Miranda

        FOOL!______________________________

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

        That independent curl is everything!

        • goldenstar

          Independent curl. Gonna steal that line!

        • EpiphanySweet

          Now this is the Prince I love. I hated the afro…just hated it.

    • Lisa M

      I lost my mind when I saw him in concert!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – – -ACA POSITIVITY :>)

    -BLESS him 4 bein’ a “Part of the Solution” – – -:>)

    – –Magic Johnson cuts promo to recruit young people to ObamaCare – -:>)

    – – -Former NBA great Magic Johnson has cut a promotional video for the White House imploring young people to sign up for ObamaCare.

    The video, posted on the White House web site on Wednesday, comes days after data released by the administration shows it is lagging well behind in recruiting the number of young people needed to ensure healthcare premiums don’t skyrocket in the future. “Young people think that they’re Superman, like nothing is ever going to happen to them,” Johnson, whose 1991 announcement that he was HIV positive shocked the world. “But trust me – one day something is going to happen and you’re going to need a quality health plan, so make sure you get ObamaCare.”

    The administration is expected to count on an
    aggressive advertising campaign featuring celebrities like Johnson to
    boost its recruiting of young people to ObamaCare.
    – – – -SNIP – – –

    The administration said those numbers were a good start, and groups have said young and healthier people are more likely to put off buying insurance until closer to the March 31 deadline.

    As a result, the administration’s advertising campaign is expected to gear up in the coming weeks.“Affordable healthcare is important to me because everybody deserves to have good healthcare and when you think about it, it saved my life,” Johnson said.
    “And I remember when I took my physical and they told me that I had HIVover 22 years ago, If it wasn’t for the quality healthcare that I had,
    and the plan that I had, I probably would’ve been dead.

    THERE IS MORE – – –-THANK U – –“MAGIC”♥ –

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

    This might not end well.

    Michelle Rhee @MichelleRhee 7m
    Hey Twitter! I’m around for a little bit, anyone have any questions for me? Please use #AskMichelle.

    • AxelFoley

      Oh, Michelle, don’t do it. It definitely won’t end well.

      • itgurl_29

        Why do these people do this to themselves? Do they not understand how twitter works? That anyone can ask anything? How hashtags that can create great embarrassment are started? Just stupid.

    • isonprize

      Only because I’m’ supposed to be working….

    • Miranda
    • qosine

      Um, why are you here?
      On Twitter? And in Nashville?

  • Miranda

    GOP Congressional Candidate: Spousal Rape Shouldn’t Be a Crime

    Virginia state Sen. Dick Black fought to block a statue of Lincoln and invited a video crew to film him watching violent rape porn on a library computer. Now he’s looking for a promotion.
    By Molly Redden Wed Jan. 15, 2014 3:00 AM GMT

    After taking a drubbing in last year’s state elections, Virginia Republicans are debating whether their party has come to be defined by its extremists. But in a congressional district in Northern Virginia, one of the state’s main instigators of culture warfare, state Sen. Richard H. “Dick” Black, is running in the Republican primary to replace longtime GOP moderate Rep. Frank Wolf. And he’s guaranteed to ignite wedge-issue passion. Exhibit A: As a state legislator, Black opposed making spousal rape a crime, citing the impossibility of convicting a husband accused of raping his wife “when they’re living together, sleeping in the same bed, she’s in a nightie, and so forth.”

    Black has referred to emergency contraception, which does not cause abortions, as “baby pesticide.” Black also fought to block a statue of Abraham Lincoln at a former Confederate site in Richmond. He wasn’t sure, he explained at the time, that statues of Lincoln belonged in Virginia. He has argued that abortion is a worse evil than slavery. And once, to demonstrate why libraries should block pornography on their computers, Black invited a TV reporter to film him using a library terminal to watch violent rape porn.

    more here: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/01/gop-congressional-candidate-richard-dick-black-spousal-rape-not-a-crime

    • AxelFoley

      SMH

    • isonprize

      These folks have lost their damn minds.

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

      WTH??? These people are crazy!

      • conlakappa

        Once one has committed to calling oneself “Dick Black” and one is ostensibly not in the adult entertainment business, the journey to losing one’s mind is no doubt a very brief journey!

        • AxelFoley

          Don’t let him fill out the forms that go Name: (Last, First)

          • Aquagranny911

            LMAO!

          • Alma98

            LOL

    • Town

      Why is he all up in Richmond’s business? If Richmond wanted to put up a statue of Lincoln* on Richmond property, that is Richmond’s business. I thought Republicans were all for FREEDUM and stuff.

      *There is a statue of Lincoln downtown at the Iron Works place.

  • Miranda

    This is what the NRA and right wing want….an old wild west mentality as the norm…so who’s shocked that “Stand Your Ground” is this nut’s defense?
    ———————–
    Ex-Cop’s Shooting of Texting Moviegoer End in Tragedy

    After a retired Tampa cop fatally shot a texting moviegoer, his lawyer mounts a popcorn defense that raises the ugly specter of Stand Your Ground.

    The attorney for the retired cop charged with shooting a Florida moviegoer who had been texting his three-year-old’s daycare provider spared his client from an uproar by not speaking the words Stand Your Ground.

    But the legal argument that attorney Robert Escobar put forth on behalf of 71-year-old Curtis Reeves at Tuesday’s preliminary hearing in the Pasco County courthouse was the same as if he had uttered the name of the Florida law that says a person is justified in using deadly force if he or she reasonably believes they are in danger of death or great bodily harm.

    “The alleged victim attacked him,” attorney Richard Escobar told the judge. “At that point in time, he has every right to defend himself.”

    Escobar reported that 43-year-old Chad Oulson had thrown “an unknown object,” maybe a bag of popcorn, at Reeves.

    ”Which resulted in gunfire,” Escobar said.

    Judge Lynn Tepper was not impressed.

    “It may or may not have been popcorn,” Tepper said. “An unknown object does not equal taking out a gun … It doesn’t warrant taking out a gun and firing it at someone’s chest.”

    more here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/01/15/ex-cop-s-shooting-of-texting-moviegoer-end-in-tragedy.html

    • MsKitty

      Maybe the one silver lining is maybe this will mark the beginning of the end of the Stand Your Ground defense (a girl can dream).

      A bucket of popcorn? Seriously?

      • EpiphanySweet

        Let’s see the retired copy is gonna say he suffers from PTSD from his years on the force along with he thought the phone was a deadly weapon. He gonna use everything to justify killing that man.

        • BarbinAtlSouth

          Shouldn’t PTSD preclude from having a gun?

          Yeah, yeah, I know. Florida.

          • EpiphanySweet

            It should but we all know how Florida rolls.

    • rikyrah

      he was in the muthafuckin movie theater.
      why the FUCK did he need a gun in the movie theater

    • EpiphanySweet

      He killed a white man from what I can tell. He is gonna get some time.

      • conlakappa

        That’s what I was going to reply to your other comment: he needs to find a justification for shooting a white man who was sitting next to his white wife texting about his white child. Also, did you see the case of the biotech exec gone wild? They are calling it a “real life Falling Down.” Whatevs.

        • EpiphanySweet

          Had he shot a black person this would be a non issue. He is gonna go down for this. He killed an All American white man. Game over

      • vulcan_girl

        It’s already being laid out:

        “And the Oulsons might have been even less of a mind just to leave Lexy with a nighttime babysitter after she had been mauled by a dog some months ago. The photos on Facebook show that her face healed with no noticeable scars, but still it must have been a big scare for everybody.

        On this most recent Monday, the Oulsons decided to make a kind of holiday for themselves. Mom took a day off from work and went on a lunch date with dad, to be followed by a movie, Lone Survivor, at the Grove 16 in Wesley Chapel, a few miles north of Tampa. They chose the 1:20 p.m. show so as to be out in time to pick up Lexy.”

        • EpiphanySweet

          Yup. That man is going to jail for that. Now just imaging if the victim was black.. It would be a totally different case. They would be digging all up in his background, drug testing his body and calling him all kinds of rude thugs for texting in the movie theater.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda♥ — -A POTENTIAL — -“Stand Yer Ground” Case – —WATCH OUT!! — -LOL – – —

      —Would luv 2 B in the court room 4 THIS. — –
      “YER HONOR – -He hurled a -“Dangerous object” at me. – –I hadta DEFEND myself.!! – –LOL

      – – -WHEW LAWD!! :>)

    • AxelFoley

      In FL, you can’t be caught with Skittles or popcorn on you for fear of being shot.

      • Miranda

        SMH……snack foods are truly deadly in FL

    • TyrenM

      Crackas are really trying to kill the film industry.

      • Aquagranny911

        No lie! We had a case here recently where a guy dropped his gun in a movie theater & it went off. It didn’t hit anybody but still…

        Hubby, who hates going to the movies, has now added the “we could be shot” reason to his list of why “we should just wait till it comes out on Netflics.”

        • itgurl_29

          I thought I was the only one feeling scared to go to the movies these days. It’s a dark and confined space, perfect for killing. SMH. I can honestly say I have avoided going to the movies because of the safety factor.

    • vulcan_girl

      And it wasn’t the first time he tried to check someone at the theater!

      from the article:

      “At one point, prosecutor Manny Garcia told the judge that after Monday’s shooting, a woman had come forward to describe an incident at the same movie house in the town of Wesley Chapel last month.

      “She was at the Cobb movie theater when she was confronted by the defendant for texting,” Garcia reported.

      Garcia said that the 6-foot-1, 275 pound Reeves had even trailed the woman when she went to the ladies room in the midst of the movie.

      “He was glaring at her the entire time,” Garcia reported to the judge.

      • Aquagranny911

        I’m laying a bet right now that the lawyers will be using an early stage Alzheimer’s defense. This guy seems unwrapped. I’ve seen this kind of angry, paranoid & irrational behavior before in the initial stages of this disease. Somebody in this dude’s Fam should have confiscated the firearms. Just saying….

        • BarbinAtlSouth

          …or sounds like a cop
          (please insert whatever soothing sounds needed if you have a family member in the field of criminal justice)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ — -MR. PRESIDENT —ANOTHER APPOINTMENT. :>)

    – – -Obama to announce SBA administrator pick
    – – – –President Obama will nominate California banker Maria Contreras-Sweet to head the Small Business Administration on Wednesday, according to a White House official.

    Contreras-Sweet, who oversaw the state of California’s Business,
    Transportation and Housing Agency from 1999 to 2003, would become the second Hispanic in the president’s Cabinet, alongside Labor Secretary Thomas Perez.

    She would also become the eighth woman in the president’s Cabinet, and fill the last remaining vacancy within the group of top administrators. Last year, some congressional Democrats
    complained that the president’s initial round of Cabinet nominations
    lacked racial and gender diversity. – -[HAH! --He got-cha!!]
    — –SNIP —
    Contreras-Sweet was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States as a young child. She was the co-founder of a private equity firm that lent to small businesses. In 2006, she founded ProAmérica Bank, a bilingual community bank which also aimed to help fund small businesses.
    – – –[HIGHLY QUALIFIED. :>)]
    THERE IS MORE – —

    – – -CONGRATULATIONS —Ms. Maria Contreras-Sweet♥ – [Cali. :>)]

    – – – – — THANK U MR. PRESIDENT♥ —

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

    Lena Dunham is on the cover of the February issue of Vogue.

    Let that marinate.

    • itgurl_29

      Only good thing about this is that you know Kim and Kanye are livid. They’re losing their minds right now. That’s how much Ana Wintour thinks of Kim. She’d rather put that smelly Pillsbury Dough girl on the cover of her magazine than Kim.

      • rikyrah

        She’d rather put that smelly Pillsbury Dough girl on the cover of her magazine than Kim.
        BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

      • Miranda

        That’s cuz Ana can clean up Lena.

        • itgurl_29

          I know right! LOL

        • Lisa M

          Ding, ding ding!! Right answer, right answer!!!

        • Alma98

          They tried to cover her tattoos but you can see it peeking out her sleeve.

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

          They either used an old pic or photoshopped the hail outta her because she’s bigger than this: http://i.imgur.com/nVWXGCq.jpg

          • MsKitty

            That’s the same kind of mess Vogue pulled when they had Adele on the cover.

    • AxelFoley

      Da fuq?

    • gn

      IT AINT NO RALPH THOUGH

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

        *tears*

    • Lisa M

      Umm…yeah…NO!! “New Queen of comedy”????!!! da fuq!!

    • Town

      I’d be mad if I were Kanye, knowing that Poppin Fresh is on the cover but not Kim.

      For the record neither one of them should be on the cover but at least Kim doesn’t look like a ball of dough.

      • itgurl_29

        But like someone said, Kim comes with the kind of trashiness that can’t be rubbed off. Anna Wintour is a snob. Lena Dunham is unattractive, overrated, smelly, and ignorant, but she’s on a critically acclaimed HBO show and is from a respected and well off NYC family of artists. No matter how she looks or how gross she acts, Lena Dunham is Ana Wintour’s kind of people. Meanwhile, Kim Kartrashian is a new money Armenian from the Valley with no education, a sex tape, and a reality show. There’s really nothing she can do to become the kind of person Ana Wintour will check for.

      • EpiphanySweet

        Town you slay me girl…lmao Poppin Fresh…lawd…LMAO

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

        Thanks to you and Itgurl, I will never look at biscuits the same.

        • Alma98

          LOL

    • conlakappa

      That’s probably what the makeup person told the photographer when her nasty self showed. Girl gross.

  • Alma98

    Good morning everyone.

    • rikyrah

      Good Morning, Alma :)

      • Alma98

        Morning rikyrah :)

    • sagittarius

      Morning, Alma!

      • Alma98

        Hey again sagi! LOL

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ Alma98. — -***BIG HUG*** :>) Woo! Hoo! – –U TRULY “Brang –the LIGHT! :>) — :>)

      – – -NOW I gotta do THIS: – -☺http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_t_1tYFboCN0/TBUUvHBHdPI/AAAAAAAABTY/OLJGKFuXGwg/s1600/sunshine.jpg :>)
      – – –BUT — -I luv it!! :>) Annnd it has a “pink” — Corona. LOVELY. :>) – –

      – – -How is your weather? – –:>)

      Good 2 C U Alma. B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM – — -U♥/ Family.♥ :>)

      • Alma98

        Good morning GLH!
        This is how the sun looks this morning so you definitely need those shades lol. You have a good day too. (((HUGS))) & blessings to you and the family.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Alma – – – -What a nice wake-up! :>) —

          THANK U♥. BLESSINGS APPRECIATED. :>)

    • qosine

      Good Morning, Alma!
      Gorgeous sun and sky.

      • Alma98

        Morning qosine!
        Thank you.

    • Aquagranny911

      Hola Alma! That looks like my sun today! It is beautiful out here.

      • Alma98

        Hola AG!

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

    Richard Codey be knowing.

    Brian Lehrer Show @BrianLehrer 19m
    .@NJSenatePres dismisses @maddow theory that GWB traffic was really about getting back at State Senate over judicial appointments.

    • MsKitty

      Diversion…a classic tactic of a person with something to hide.

      Can’t say for sure that Sweeney was involved with this particular scandal, but if the digging is deep enough there will be other scandals coming to light with his grubby paws all over them. I’m gonna enjoy this.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – – -A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT♥
    – –☺January 15, 1929

    Michael(later changed to Martin)Luther King, Jr. was born on this day.
    — – ☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYJPIZ-C-9c —
    — – — -Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King Jr!

    —–☺Happy 85th Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King JR [VIDEO]
    —– -RIHEP♥ – -With PROFOUND APPRECIATION♥ — –

    – – -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that “Life’s most persistent and consistent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”

    As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his birthday (January
    15th) and the national day we observe it this year (January 20st), we
    ask this same question to each of you encouraging you to take a moment not only to reflect on all that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. accomplished in his lifetime, but also how much we can accomplish in our very own.

    It’s never too late to start making an impact within your community and the world around you. So today (and, in fact, everyday) we are saluting a man who stood for all that is right, selfless, humane and good about serving one another. Think about it for a moment then take all the necessary actions you can create starting today. What will you do with this day? What will you do with your tomorrow? Who else can you touch? What are you doing for others?

    HAPPY 85th BIRTHDAY DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

    • qosine

      Happy Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – – -The — “WAR on Women” — -continues. – – -SADLY!! —
    – –Bomb squad called to women’s health clinic in North Austin – –
    – – – -The Austin police bomb squad and hazmat crew responded to the Whole Women’s Health clinic off I-35 in North Austin Wednesday morning.

    KVUE news has learned the clinic staff discovered two manila envelopes taped to the doors.

    Police said the envelopes were addressed to the clinic, and a label indicated they contained court documents. The label instructed that the envelopes be presented to a manager.

    The staff called police, and police called justice of peace to see if
    the envelopes contained legitimate court papers. The justice of the
    peace said no papers were delivered to that address.

    THERE IS MORE- — –PRAYIN’ 4 safety. AMEN.- -

    • TyrenM

      About that “Buffer Zone” case…

  • Miranda

    SMH……….wow…just….fucking pathetically wow.

    Joe Scarborough Can’t Figure Out Why Morning Joe Is Covering ‘Tedious’ Bridgegate

    by Evan McMurry | 8:57 am, January 15th, 2014

    Arguing that the Bridgegate story had become tedious without any proof that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had knowledge of lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last September, Morning Joe host Joe Scarboroughwondered at the excess of attention paid to the story, including on his own show.

    “The story can now officially be labelled tedious,”Mike Barnacle said. “It’s so overblown. Again, if nothing occurs, nothing comes out, the story dies.”

    “Right now, we’re just reading the tea leaves,” Scarborough said. “I guess people can keep putting this—I didn’t want to put it at the top of the show, because I thought it was tedious. But Mika said some things broke yesterday, where he was, the timeline.”

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/joe-scarborough-cant-figure-out-why-morning-joe-is-covering-tedious-bridgegate/

    • MsKitty

      Funny, I don’t remember his saying that about the IRS, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, healthcare.gov. Wonder why that is.

      • qosine

        Yeah, blame it on Mika, Joe.

    • Daltex82

      Well he knows he can’t pull on Phil Griffin’s johnson hard enough to get spittin’ Chris, beady-eyed Chris, Rachel or Lawrence fired so the only thing left is to pout!

    • jds09

      That clip was too funny. Seriously, they gonna go with “move along, nothing to see here”? And the ever popular “this is going to make Christie stronger” bullshit. They truly, absolutely have nothing left.

      And isn’t Mika adorable when she gets all assertive. lol

      • Aquagranny911

        Hola JD! How is your “no caffeine” & cleansing diet going? Are you feeling good & energized or ready to slit your wrists? Just joking! I’ve done these cleanses & they do make you feel better…eventually.

        • jds09

          I did no caffeine for a few days, then cut back to just one cup per day. I was drinking a french press full of Mexican coffee daily. My eating habits are MUCH MUCH better. I feel great.

          • Aquagranny911

            WooHoo! Brava! One cup of coffee is doing good. My Granny always said that a little coffee was good for you, lol. I’m glad you are feeling better. That is the most important thing.

    • isonprize
      • AxelFoley

        LOLOLOLOL

  • Miranda

    dude….you are so pitiful.
    ————————-
    GOProud Founder Officially Leaves Republican Party over ‘Tolerance of Bigotry’
    by Andrew Kirell | 6:10 pm, January 14th, 2014

    Jimmy LaSalvia, the founder of the conservative gay advocacy group GOProud, has officially announced his departure from the Republican Party.

    “Today, I joined the ranks of unaffiliated voters. I am every bit as conservative as I’ve always been, but I just can’t bring myself to carry the Republican label any longer,” LaSalvia wrote. “You see, I just don’t agree with the big-government ‘conservatives’ who run the party now.”

    He also cited the GOP’s “tolerance of bigotry” as a reason for his departure. “The current leadership lacks the courage to stand up to it,” he lamented, “I’m not sure they ever will.”

    LaSalvia remarked upon his successful efforts to “create an atmosphere on the right where conservatives can openly support gay Americans and even support same-sex marriage,” but noted there is “more work to do” to “root out the anti-gay and other forms of bigotry in the party.”

    And so, he officially changed his voter registration to “No Party,” which was also the blog post’s title.

    “I feel huge sense of freedom,” he concluded. “I am an independent conservative. (That sounds much better than ‘gay Republican.’)”

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/goproud-founder-officially-leaves-republican-party-over-tolerance-of-bigotry/

    • qosine

      Hate to tell you, Jimmy. You’re not free.

    • itgurl_29

      So basically, his racist ass was fine and dandy with the attack on black people and other POC, but when they came for him, it was just a bridge too far.

      Screw him.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ — The SCOTUS will weigh-in on WOMEN’s CLINICS —
    – – -Why Abortion Clinics Need Buffer Zones
    – — -On Wednesday, the Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in a case that could ultimately determine whether women across the country can maintain safe access to abortion clinics. Depending how the justices rule on McCullen v. Coakley, cities and states may no longer be allowed to enact buffer zones around reproductive health care facilities — a policy that abortion providers say is critical for ensuring the safety of their patients and staff, since protests outside of clinics often turn violent.

    Earlier this week, the New York Times and the Associated Press
    both profiled Eleanor McCullen, the 77-year-old plaintiff in the legal
    challenge who has become the face of the current Supreme Court battle. McCullen says that buffer zones violate her free speech rights, and points out that she’s hardly a threat to women entering health facilities. “I am 5 feet 1 inch tall,” McCullen said in a filed statement for the case. “My body type can be described as ‘plump.’ I am a mother and grandmother.”

    McCullen certainly provides a sympathetic figure for the anti-choice community’s position — that buffer zones prevent harmless protesters, mainly good-natured grandmothers, from peacefully striking up conversations outside of clinics. But members of the reproductive rights community say that’s a gross mischaracterization of what actually goes on at abortion clinics around the country.
    THERE IS MORE – – – —WATCHIN. . .

    – -Annnd — -wishin’ 4 –SAFETY. – -

    • qosine

      OK, Eleanor. How about a gang of protesters
      against Medicare, make you walk a violent
      gauntlet every time you go to the doctor/
      clinic? Medicare and abortions are both LEGAL.

      • conlakappa

        What a nasty cow. She is playing the frail, pale role, I see.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Good MornTin’ conlakappa. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>)

          —***BIG fist bump*** —-

          – – -She is playing the frail, pale role,. . .LOL — – -Good 1. :>)

          Prolly –emphasis on the –PALE! – –
          -YEAH —She thank she – -PRIVILEGED!!

          – –Good 2 C U conlakappa. :>)

          –B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ :>)

      • GreenLadyHere

        –<a href="

        Good MornTin’ La Qosine. :>) – -***BIG HUG*** :>)

        — –***BIG fist bump*** >) – –

        “I am 5 feet 1 inch tall,” McCullen said. . – –BUT –does she wanna become a -“Beat-down –5 feet 1 inch –SHORT!!??? – –Think NOT!! –humph!! —

        FREE SPEECH? — – -NOT iff it VIOLATES –OTHERS!!
        Good 2 C U La Qosine. :>)

        B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepa♥ – -MR. PRESIDENT will speak in NORTH CAROLINA — -@1:05 ET :>)

    – –Obama touts NC manufacturing institute

    – – -President Obama will announce the formation of a new public-private manufacturing institute headquartered in North Carolina during his visitto the state on Wednesday.

    The consortium, which will be housed at North Carolina State University, will work to design and manufacture semiconductor chips for use in personal electronics, electric vehicles and industrial tools.

    Seven universities and 18 companies are participating in the project, which will receive $70 million in federal commitments from the Department of Energy over the next five years.
    Those funds will be matched by the partner schools and businesses, which hopeto bring technologies designed at the institute to market — and, by extension, boost the local economy.

    THERE IS MORE – – – -LOOKIN’ FORWARD :>) – –

  • Miranda

    Wis. legislators circulate 7-day work week bill
    By Todd Richmond

    MADISON — Wisconsin manufacturing and retail workers could volunteer to work seven days straight without a day off under a bill two Republican lawmakers are circulating on behalf of the state’s largest business group.

    The bill promises to ratchet up tensions between the GOP and Democrats and their organized labor allies, who are still stinging after Republicans passed Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to strip most public workers of nearly all their union rights in 2011.

    The measure’s authors, Sen. Glenn Grothman of West Bend and Mark Born of Beaver Dam, say the bill brings Wisconsin in line with federal law, gives workers a way to make extra money and employers a way to boost production. But Democrats and labor leaders insisted bosses would use the bill to force their employees to work longer and effectively erase the weekend.

    “Even God said rest on the seventh day,” said David Reardon, secretary-treasurer for Teamsters Local 662, a union that represents about 10,000 workers across various industries in west-central and east-central Wisconsin, including manufacturing, truck driving, public workers and food service workers. “I would hate to see that Republican bill pass. Some employers would really take advantage of that.”

    more here: http://www.stevenspointjournal.com/viewart/20140112/SPJ01/301120292/

    • Alma98

      They never stop being scum, they’ll find a way to pay people $1.00 an hour for over time.They want people to work themselves to death. Mean time they either have money or are living off the very taxpayers they try to screw over.

      • jds09

        Reminds me of Romney talking about that factory in China, his fantasy of people so poor that they climb over a barbed wire fence to earn a few dollars a day.

      • goldenstar

        And to think that their ancestors fled countries where serfdom was the norm.

    • qosine

      Hell no, no, no.
      How about some decent JOBS first?
      We’re NOT going back.
      Having worked retail, I know how that
      “volunteer’ s*** works. NO!

    • Aquagranny911

      I had an aunt & uncle who were union organizers way back in the day. I remember them talking about the fights to get a 6 day work week & an 8 hour work day, especially for those doing hard labor like in the mines.

      These goatfiggers are just plain evil. This is not about helping workers it is about lining the pockets of bosses. It will not be “workers choice” It will be work like we say or lose your job.

    • JojoRaze

      I really dislike the white right…they do know a day of rest is in the 10 Commandments, right? Between this and Montana Scheitwer acting a fool, I can’t today.

    • BoomerGal

      Is this the Christian evangelical right?? Hypocrites.

  • Aquagranny911

    Hola Sepia! I’m enjoying this series & feeling a little smug because I did know that Aesop was a black man & a slave. My fifth grade teacher told us this when we studied the fables. She also told us that he was crippled & couldn’t work hard so he used his clever brain to create stories & entertain his masters. She used this info to not only show us the value of the stories but to emphasize the importance of using your brain no matter your circumstances. She was a good teacher.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ — -“What’s Goin’ On? — -THIS! :>) — –

    – – -Marvin Gaye’s children, Sony settle in ‘Blurred Lines’ case- –
    — – – Marvin Gaye’s children have settled claims against a music company owned by Sony over Robin Thicke’s Grammy-nominated hit song “Blurred Lines.”

    The Gayes had accused EMI of not pursuing a copyright infringement case against Thicke because “Blurred Lines” has similarities to Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.”

    A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday granted Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye’s dismissal of their lawsuit against EMI, which is owned by Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Documents say the Gayes and Sony have an agreement and claims against Sony can’t be brought again. A representative for the Gaye family said the terms of the settlement were confidential.

    Dueling lawsuits between the Gaye family and Thicke remain active.
    THERE IS MORE —–CONTINUIN’ 2 WATCH. . . .

  • Miranda

    Taxpayers’ tab for McDonnell legal bills tops $780,000

    Taxpayers’ tab likely to rise as state-appointed lawyers stay on case
    BY OLYMPIA MEOLA Richmond Times-Dispatch

    Virginia taxpayers have shelled out more than $780,000 for legal bills in connection with the resolved criminal case involving a former Executive Mansion chef and a gifts investigation into Gov. Bob McDonnell.A batch of invoices the governor’s office provided Thursday shows expenses of nearly $210,000 on top of the $574,000 that had been billed for work through at least the end of August.

    McDonnell faces state and federal investigations related to the more than $160,000 in gifts and loans that he and his family received from Jonnie R. Williams Sr., then-CEO of Star Scientific.

    With the investigations still unresolved, the legal bills could continue to climb.

    more here: http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/state-regional/taxpayers-tab-for-mcdonnell-legal-bills-tops/article_8ce4065c-3a28-55bb-869c-b32f93576eee.html

    • Alma98

      WOW!

    • AxelFoley

      Muthafucka. My taxes going towards this crook?

      • Town

        McDonnell & Cuccinelli cost the state of Virginia MILLIONS of dollars in legal bills. If McDonnell is indicted (i doubt it) Cuccinelli better be catching charges as well.

    • Town

      Uh, why are the state appointed lawyers still billing the state? McDonnell’s time as a state employee ended at 12pm January 11, 2014.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – – –THIS was posted yesterday. — -BUT – -I’m STILL laffin’. . .

    — -Monsieur le Président plus one for White House state dinner- –

    – – – – – — -SNIP– – -The WH ain’t SWEATIN’ THIS!! – – -LOL

    – –Hollande confessed Tuesday to French and foreign reporters in Paris thathe is facing “struggles” in his relationship with his partner, former political reporter Valérie Trierweiler. This admission comes in the wakeof reports that he is involved with the 41-year-old French actress Julie Gayet.
    THERE IS MORE – –LOL

    – --DECISIONS! – – – -DECISIONS! - – – -LOL
    — —-☺http://www.netanimations.net/Moving-picture-hand-flipping-coin-gif-animation.gif

    – – -☺http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IPJm1j_UnQ8/TnowJffDzrI/AAAAAAAABNg/jDlVf-rcNP4/s1600/emc0023l.jpg

    — — -☺http://content.presentermedia.com/files/animsp/00000000/280/loves_me_loves_me_not_md_wm.gif

    – – -☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWOTdt9Bovk

    – – -CAIN’ WAIT. . . . . LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – –MEDIA ALERT – – -MR. PRESIDENT♥ – -Soon :>)

    – – – – President Obama Speaks at North Carolina State University - -:>) [Hope THIS werks. :>) – – – -[It will B on msnbc.]

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda♥ —ON MY WAY :>) – –http://www.win-health.com/sites/default/files/wpro_shared/images/Cartoons/Cartoons%20for%20website/woman_running_track_and_field_event_lg_clr.gif

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