November 22, 2014

Wednesday Open Thread: African-American Astronomers and Astrophysicists

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Arthur Bertram Cuthbert Walker, Jr. (August 24, 1936 – April 29, 2001) was a solar physicist and a pioneer of EUV/XUV optics. He is most noted for having developed normal incidence multilayer XUV telescopes to photograph the solar corona. Two of his sounding rocket payloads, the Stanford/MSFC Rocket Spectroheliograph Experiment and theMulti-Spectral Solar Telescope Array, recorded the first full-disk, high-resolution images of the Sun in XUV with conventional geometries of normal incidence optics; this technology is now used in solar telescopes such as SOHO/EIT and TRACE, and in the fabrication of microchips via ultraviolet photolithography.

Walker was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 24, 1936, to Arthur and Hilda Walker. He was an only child.

Walker began his scientific career in the U.S. Air Force, and also worked at the Space Physics Laboratory of the Aerospace Corporation. He was a professor at Stanford University from 1974 until his death in 2001. His first graduate student, Sally Ride, went on to become the first American woman in space. He was instrumental in building Congressional approval for the National Solar Observatory, and served on the Rogers Commission which investigated the explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle. Throughout his academic career, Walker championed minority and underprivileged students within the university system, and was a leader in the community of black physicists.

Walker died on April 29, 2001 at home on the Stanford campus, after battling cancer.

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Walter S. McAfee (September 2, 1914 – February 18, 1995) was an African-American scientist and astronomer, notable for participating in the world’s first first lunar radar echo experiments with Project Diana.

In 1912 Susie Johnson took the examination for Texas teacher’s certification. She passed every part, but her spelling paper was mysteriously lost. Her father was told that if he paid $50 (2 months salary then), the paper could be found. Outraged, he refused to pay and Susie could not be a teacher. She married McAfee, a carpenter-farmer and had nine children. “She taught us,” said her son Walter McAfee. Six of her children obtained math or math related degrees, while the two others got degrees in chemistry.

Walter McAfee, born on Sept.. 2, 1914, in Ore City, Texas, attended public schools in Marshall, Texas, graduating high school with honors. He enrolled in Wiley College (Texas) where, in 1934, he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. In 1937 he earned a Master of Science in Physics from Ohio State University. McAfee earned a Ph.D. in physics from Cornell University in 1949.

 During World War II, Walter McAfee was a member of the U.S. Army Signal Corp Engineering Laboratories. There he distinguished himself in electromagnetism and radar. He was a member of the Project Diana team that was responsible for the first lunar radar echo experiments in 1946. The goal of Project Diana was to determine if a high frequency radio signal, could penetrate the outer atmosphere of the earth. The solution was to send a radar signal to the moon and bounce it back to earth. For this they needed an accurate computation of the velocity of a position on the moon relative to a position on the earth. Dr. McAfee performed the calculations, and on Jan. 10, 1946, the experiment was successfully conducted. Unfortunately, McAfee’s contributions to Project Diana (even his name) were not mentioned in news reports about the experiment.

 

Dr. Walter McAfee was a scientific advisor to the U.S. Arm Electronics Research and Development Command. For 42 years he worked for the government at New Jersey”s Fort Monmouth including service as director of a NATO study on surveillance and target acquisition. He was also a scientific advisor to the U.S. Arm Electronics Research and Development Command.    He concurrently lectured in atomic and nuclear physic and solid state electronics at Monmouth College from 1958 to 1975.

 

Dr. McAfee was awarded an honorary doctorate in science from Monmouth University in 1958, and the Steven’s Award from Steven’s Institute of Technology in 1985. Dr. McAfee received the Rosenwald Fellowship in Nuclear Physics and the Secretary of the Army Fellowship, presented by President Eisenhower at a White House ceremony.  The fellowship enabled McAfee to study radio astronomy for two years at Harvard University. Dr. McAfee is listed in “American Men and Women of Science,” “Who’s Who in the East,” and “Who’s Who Black Americans. “

McAffee died at his home in South Belmar, New Jersey, on February 18, 1995.

 

***Information courtesy of Wikipedia.org and Astronomers of the African Diaspora***

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  • jds09

    Good Morning POU Fam!

    The restaurant PBO dined at last night sounds like a coupe of soul food places I’ve heard about. lol

    http://www.japantoday.com/smartphone/view/politics/abe-to-take-obama-to-jiros-for-sushi-dinner

    • goldenstar

      The documentary on Jiro is quite a story.

    • gn

      Obama had no menu to choose from—even if he could read it—because Jiro selects the dishes he serves and will not take orders from his customers.

      lmao, indeed.

      • AxelFoley

        HAHAHAHAHA

      • rikyrah

        how the hell you gonna NOT take orders FROM THE PEOPLE PAYING YOU?

        • gn

          Because homeboy simply does not give a f-. You will take what he has ready or… Reminds me of some of the best hole in the wall West Indian places too, lol, what a character he is.

          • Miranda

            That’s exactly like this place here that this lady ran by the name of Miss Ann…you start asking questions and you got cursed completely out by Miss Ann.

        • jds09

          Folks still got a choice…you either want it or not. lol

          • AxelFoley

            HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • GreenLadyHere

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  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  • rikyrah

    Elizabeth Warren Is the Teacher

    She has come to remind us who we are, or at least who we once were. She is the only one warning that conditions in the financial sector are in some ways worse now than before the collapse of 2008. Her message has gained her many powerful enemies. And it has a lot of people very eager for Elizabeth Warren to run for president.

    By Charles P. Pierce on April 21, 2014

    You cannot understand how she became a senator—hell, you can’t even understand how she became a public person—unless you understand the fact that, first and foremost, she is a teacher, having taught at Rutgers, and having been a professor of law at the University of Houston, the University of Texas, the University of Pennsylvania, and ultimately at Harvard Law School, where she was teaching bankruptcy and contracts in the fall of 2008, just as the global financial system collapsed and threatened the economy of the entire world. Her first great project as a young law professor in Texas had been to learn about how bankruptcy worked in this country, and more important, it was to learn about the people who found themselves in the process. It challenged her assumptions; she had thought she was going out to study the schemers who were working the system and the moochers who were cheating the people to whom they owed money. She learned from the people in the courtrooms that everything she knew about them was wrong, and then she set out to teach the country that everything it thought about those people was wrong….

    She sees the country in a different way from most people. She has a natural way of expressing the idea of a political commonwealth by anchoring it in the individual pasts of individual citizens, by teaching history, as it were, to a country that has forgotten much of it. People are drawn to her not necessarily by her intelligence or by her willingness to speak truth to greed but by an ineffable feeling that she is reminding them of something they already knew. Somebody mentions to her that his family rose in this country because his grandfather was a cop, and his father a veteran who used the GI Bill to build a career as a public-school teacher. She rises partway from her chair, her lesson having taken hold.

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/elizabeth-warren-teacher-0514

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    • goldenstar

      Wow! For the first time I can see Caroline’s grandmother in her.

  • crazycanuck

    Nerdy Wonka ‏@NerdyWonka 6m
    Crowds wait for the arrival of President Barack Obama at Ginza shopping district in Tokyo, Japan. pic.twitter.com/AAuYVaBWmG

  • rikyrah

    Missouri legislature will begin impeachment proceedings against governor

    By Reid Wilson

    April 23 at 6:00 am

    A Missouri state House committee will hold hearings Wednesday into three proposed articles of impeachment against Gov. Jay Nixon (D), whom some Republicans say has committed offenses worthy of being removed from office.

    One legislator has lodged a complaint over Nixon’s executive order last year that directed state tax officials to accept joint tax returns from same-sex couples who were legally married in other states. Nixon said in November, when he issued the order, that the state should accept the same sorts of tax returns as the Internal Revenue Service, which accepts joint returns from same-sex couples.

    Another legislator said Nixon hadn’t moved fast enough to call special elections in three state House districts and a Senate district left vacant by resignations. State law directs the governor to call elections “without delay”; state Rep. Mike Moon’s (R) legislation accuses Nixon of breaking that law.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/04/23/missouri-legislature-will-begin-impeachment-proceedings-against-governor/

  • rikyrah

    Federal investigators: Deadly Texas fertilizer warehouse blast was preventable

    By Reuters
    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 21:30 EDT

    By Erwin Seba

    DALLAS (Reuters) – A deadly 2013 fertilizer warehouse explosion in Texas that claimed at least 14 lives could have been prevented, U.S. safety investigators said on Tuesday.

    Between 40 and 60 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded 22 minutes after a fire broke out at the West Fertilizer Co warehouse on April 17, 2013, leveling a neighborhood in the town of West, 70 miles southwest of Dallas

    The ammonium nitrate, which the company supplied to farmers to use as fertilizer in the region, was stored in wooden bins within a wooden building that did not have a sprinkler system, said Rafael Moure-Eraso, chairman of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.

    “(The fire and explosion) resulted from the failure of a company to take the necessary steps to avert a preventable fire and explosion and from the inability of federal, state and local regulatory agencies to identify a serious hazard and correct it,” Moure-Eraso said.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/04/22/federal-investigators-deadly-texas-fertilizer-warehouse-blast-was-preventable/

  • rikyrah

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Last Call For Chris Versus The Stupid

    On Monday, Chris Hayes defended his “interview” with Nevada State Assemblywoman Michele Fiore last week by saying that it’s necessary to “talk to the other side” and that his show isn’t an echo chamber.

    “But you know what? This is a big country with a lot of political conflict in it, in case you have not noticed, and politics is about having those arguments. Not just talking to yourself, not just hearing what you want to hear, but actually learning by listening to what the other side is saying. Not that they’re necessarily right or instantly persuaded or allowed to go unchallenged, but it is important to understand how they are thinking on the issue, how they see the world.”

    “It is not a wrestling match or a high school debate you need to win in the moment. And the point is not to bring someone on and thoroughly humiliate them on national television, no. The point is this: These folks, like Assemblywoman Fiore, are people we share this country with. I want to hear from them. And I think I have a better understanding of American politics because of it. So we’re going to keep doing that. And you, please, keep sending us your feedback.”

    It’s a pretty noble argument. But if Chris Hayes understood American politics better because of these steamrolling episodes, he’d understand that his nobility is being used against him in order to score political points, and that the people he brings on the show in this capacity are not interested in the goddamn least in sharing the country with the rest of us but “taking it back” by any means necessary. His nobility, while admirable, is completely one-sided.

    What Hayes has actually constructed here is really a “both sides do it” and “both sides have equally valid viewpoints worth listening to” argument. There are cases where this is true, but Friday night wasn’t one of them, not by a long shot. This was a person who wanted to score cheap points at Chris Hayes’s expense, and she did. Hayes’s idealism is great in an ideal world, but against Tea Party Republicans who practice dangerous eliminationist tactics, it’s folly.

    http://zandarvts.blogspot.com/2014/04/last-call-for-chris-versus-stupid.html

    • jds09

      It’s not nobility…it’s work avoidance. If Chris really wanted substantial conversations, let’s talk about race, class and gender within the democratic party. Let him use a truly diverse panel with some real thinkers. Otherwise…..pffttt.

    • Kennymack1971

      Chris Hayes is a simp. This White liberal tactic of acting like stupid RWNJs have anything valuable to add to a conversation is beyond tired. We’d be a lot further along if White liberals like Hayes would stop coddling these wing nuts. But once again, the same folks who can talk shit all day long about the President are mealy mouthed wimps when it comes to confronting the RW. Same shit, different day.

    • AxelFoley

      He need to have damn seat.

      Sit your ass down, Hayes.

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    Linda Kyambadde @globalcitizenln Follow

    I deeply despise the conservative members of #SCOTUS; Kennedy is NOT a moderate/swing justice – he is just a protector of wealth & racism

    9:34 PM – 22 Apr 2014

  • GreenLadyHere

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    • GreenLadyHere

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    • Daltex82

      Way to go Ms. Nyong’o!

    • itgurl_29

      First “Most Beautiful” cover in a long time that actually makes sense. Because I was not here last year for that tired, liver spot covered Gwenyth Paltrow mess or Beyonce looking like a cross between Casper the ghost and the Wayans brothers in “White Girls” in 2012.

  • GreenLadyHere

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    • Daltex82

      Woot Woot Wednesday!

      Cute cat but, umm that breakfast…No.

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  • GreenLadyHere

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  • Miranda

    Damn I wish there was video so I could see the look on Sotomayor’s face when she was reading her dissent.
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    Sotomayor accuses colleagues of trying to ‘wish away’ racial inequality
    By Robert Barnes, Published: April 22

    Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s fierce defense of the affirmative action efforts such as the ones that helped move her from a Bronx housing project to the upper echelons of American law found renewed voice Tuesday in an impassioned dissent that accused colleagues of trying to “wish away” racial inequality — and drew a tart response from Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.

    In her most personal moment in 41 /2 years on the court, Sotomayor read part of her dissent from the bench to emphasize her disagreement with six colleagues who upheld Michigan’s constitutional amendment banning the consideration of race in public university admissions.

    more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/sotomayor-accuses-colleagues-of-trying-to-wish-away-racial-inequality/2014/04/22/e5892f90-ca49-11e3-93eb-6c0037dde2ad_story.html?wpisrc=nl%5Feve

  • Miranda

    Obama drug clemency guidelines issued
    By JOSH GERSTEIN | 4/23/14 9:40 AM EDT

    The Justice Department issued guidelines Wednesday adding new detail to President Barack Obama’s plan to offer commutations to drug convicts serving prison terms longer than they would have received today.

    “We are launching this clemency initiative in order to quickly and effectively identify appropriate candidates, candidates who have a clean prison record, do not present a threat to public safety, and were sentenced under out-of-date laws that have since been changed, and are no longer seen as appropriate,” Deputy Attorney General James Cole was to say at a news conference, according to excerpts of his prepared remarks.

    Cole said the main thrust of the effort will be to shorten sentences of inmates whose long prison terms were due in part to the disparity between the treatment of powdered cocaine and crack cocaine in federal law. Obama signed legislation in 2010 to reduce that disparity, which many critics complained unfairly impacted minority offenders.

    more here: http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2014/04/obama-drug-clemency-guidelines-issued-187266.html

    • jds09

      I love my president. And when these folks get out, via ACA they will be able to get substance abuse treatment.

  • goldenstar

    Who is this Jason Horowitz guy at NYT? Horowitz provides no cultural context on how to navigate the landscape of mixed ethnic and cultural families. It’s just another white and privileged perspective of the world
    He wrote an article on POU and his family but this statement is especially grating:

    Now, as the president has embraced the family more culturally near to him — the half sister on his mother’s side with whom he remained close, the Ivy League-educated brother-in-law he bonds with over basketball, the mother-in-law who lives upstairs — the Obamas are often relegated to the farther branches of his family tree.

    • Miranda

      This is some straight up bullshit. This jackass doesn’t know the dynamics of their family and has no business trying to speculate and draw conclusions from his fucked up perch. I can’t stand these idiots. This is some white folk privilege mess if I ever saw it.

  • Town

    One of my HS/college classmates went OFF on Obamacare this morning!

    She’s a small business owner and says Obamacare has saved her and her employees money, from emergency room trips to birth control and asthma medications.

    She *WISHES* somebody steps to her about Obamacare today!

    • rikyrah

      see,
      when someone was paying $1500/month for insurance
      and now they’re paying $500/month..
      Yeah, folks will choke you over that $1000/month.
      choke you without blinking.

    • Kennymack1971

      As more and more people see the benefits of Obamacare the worse it will get for dumb politicians who want to repeal it.

  • rikyrah

    You Can’t Outdo Black People: Presidential Easter Edition

    [ 41 ] April 20, 2014 | Luvvie

    Happy Resurrection Sunday, Saints and Aints! God is good ALLATAHM and ALLATAHM God is good! Yes!

    I love Easter, because we get to give Jesus extra praise. But also because it is a day for us to show out everywhere with fashion. It’s like the fresher we are, the closer we are to Him. And Black folks? Well, we step out with a mission to slay people within a 5 mile radius.

    The First Couple wasn’t playing with none of us on this Holy Sunday when they stepped out of the White House looking like right. I love it.

    http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/2014/04/president-obama-easter.html#comment-495336

    • rikyrah

      this was in the comments:

      Flotus hair stay laid, it’s like little cherubs descend upon her follicles every morning and press her hair
      BWA HA HA HA HA HA H AH HA HA HA

      • AxelFoley

        HAHAHAHAHAHA

        • jds09

          “pathology points”….that’s a keeper. lol

  • GreenLadyHere

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    Nyong’o never dreamed she would be the person selected for the publication’s 25th anniversary issue. “It was exciting and just a major, major compliment,” the 31-year-old Non-Stop star humbly admits. “And especially, I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen.” Born in Mexico and raised in Kenya, Nyong’o first equated beauty with what she saw on TV: “Light skin and long, flowing, straight hair,” she recalls. “Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess.” Luckily, Nyong’o says her mother, Dorothy, “always said I was beautiful. And I finally believed her at some point.” Now she says the best compliments are “when I have been called beautiful with not one drop of makeup on. And also before I comb my hair or put on a pretty dress.”
    When it comes to beauty, Nyong’o says, “Happiness is the most important thing.”

    When editorial director Jess Cagle revealed the magazine’s cover on Today, he explained why the staff chose the relative newcomer. “I fell in love with her right before the Oscars when she gave a speech at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon, and she spoke really frankly about…having felt unbeautiful when she was a girl. And she would pray for lighter skin. She spoke really openly about her journey to embracing the way that she looked, and then ultimately realizing that physical beauty is not what sustains you,” Cagle added. “I just love her.”

    In a pre-taped interview with Savannah Guthrie, Nyong’o reiterated that the honor came as a surprise. “What an incredible journey to go from that feeling to being on the cover of this magazine. I mean, you could have never told me that that would happen when I was 16 and insecure about my complexion,” the Yale School of Drama graduate said. “I hope it means something to more than just me, to people like me who feel unbeautiful in whatever skin they’re in.”

    http://www.eonline.com/news/534717/lupita-nyong-o-is-people-s-most-beautiful?cmpid=eonline-twitter&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=twitterfeed&utm_campaign=twitterfeed_topstories&dlvrit=48939

  • rikyrah

    Media Matters ✔ @mmfa Follow

    Fox contributor Ben Carson has a plan to replace Obamacare. Health care experts call it “near worthless.” http://mm4a.org/1i8UuFI

    9:15 AM – 23 Apr 2014

    • AxelFoley

      You couldn’t have told me 20 years ago Carson was a sellout ass coon. I would NOT have believed you. I see I didn’t know the real Carson. Of all the folks that surprised me in the worst way since PBO came on the scene, he’s the biggest disappointment.

      SMH

      • Admiral_Komack

        I wouldn’t have thought that Dr. Carson was such an asshole, either.

      • isonprize

        Axel – right there with you, man!! I have actually met him. I was so proud to have shaken his hand. (In fact, with the delicate surgeries that he has performed, I was actually surprised that he was shaking hands.)

        What a handkerchief head, shuckin’ and jivin’ coon he has turned out to be.

  • rikyrah

    The Wonderful World Where Justices Dwell

    By Charles P. Pierce on April 22, 2014

    The Day of Jubilee, declared by Chief Justice John Roberts in his decision gutting the Voting Rights Act, and celebrated in another venue with the McCutcheon decision, in which we learned that the only real form of political corruption is a direct quid pro quo, and that influence peddled is not influence at all, goes on and on at the Supreme Court, where today yet another decision was handed down that was not About Race, because nothing is ever About Race.

    …. The decision was written by Anthony Kennedy, who lives in that wonderful world where the law is a pure crystal stream running through green meadows, unsullied by the grit and silt that piles up in the actual lives of actual human beings. It must be a wonderful world in which Anthony Kennedy lives.

    …. This is pure majoritarianism – grotesquely so, if you consider the ongoing shenanigans at the state level regarding ballot access and voter suppression. There will be a real impact on real people – just as there will be with the gutting of the Voting Rights Act and with the cascade of money that this Court has unleashed on the political system….

    From the bench, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who grew up in the real world and apparently still lives there, was having none of Kennedy’s rainbows and unicorns.

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/supreme-court-affirmative-action-michigan-042214

  • Miranda

    I thought McCain was huffing and puffing that sanctions don’t work or something….

    Russia Bond Sales Fail as Ruble to Micex Drop on Ukraine Tension
    By Ksenia Galouchko and Vladimir Kuznetsov
    Apr 23, 2014 7:45 AM ET

    Russia scrapped bond sales for the seventh time in eight weeks as investors demanded higher yields after the U.S. said the country wasn’t taking steps to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine.

    The Finance Ministry canceled the sale of as much as 10 billion rubles ($280 million) of nine-year ruble securities and the same amount of five-year notes because there were no bids at acceptable prices, according to a statement on its website. The Micex Index (INDEXCF) of equities declined for a third day Russia’s benchmark bonds dropped.

    more here: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-23/russia-fails-to-sell-9-year-bonds-as-ukraine-tension-escalates.html

    • Kennymack1971

      The Oligarchs will be cussing out Rooty Poot some more today.

  • GreenLadyHere

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    – – –COMMENT:- -Republican Governor (Corbett) 500,000 people without medical care.[Boo]
    Democratic Governor (If elected, this Lady!) 500,000 people given the opportunity for medical coverage.
    Lets hope all the hard work pays off and she gets the office!

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    • jds09

      THAT’S the way to do it!

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    • isonprize

      aaah, yes, but Allyson voted to CUT FOOD STAMPS!!!

      A bit two-faced, no?

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  • Alma98

    Good morning everyone.

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    PBOMB♥ —UPDATE: — -Gettin’ SERIOUS – —

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    — — -Prosecutors say they won’t grant Chris Brown’s bodyguard immunity to testify for the singer, a potential hurdle in starting his trial on an assault charge.

    Brown’s trial had been scheduled for Monday and was rescheduled for Wednesday so lawyers would have time to address bodyguard Christopher Hollosy’s potential testimony.
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  • rikyrah

    Living It Up: 10 Affluent Black Neighborhoods

    Building Black Wealth: Even though buying a home has become riskier, these African-American communities are still going strong.

    By: Erin E. Evans

    Posted: April 23 2014 6:45 AM

    http://www.theroot.com/photos/2014/04/_10_affluent_black_neighborhoods.html?wpisrc=obinsite

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    PBOMB♥ — -A SPECIAL — BLACK HISTORICAL MOMENT —
    – – –Hank Aaron collection with original hate mail on display at Emory University
    — – A rare assortment of Hank Aaron materials, including racist hate mail he received at the height of his career, is on public display at Emory University starting this Thursday.

    The exhibition at the Robert W. Woodruff Library and serves as a
    sampler to a wider collection available for research at the university.

    In an unusual move, the exhibit, titled “He Had a Hammer: The Legacy of Hank Aaron in Baseball and American Culture,” -is co-curated by three Emory undergraduates.

    Pellom McDaniels III, faculty curator of the African-American collections in the Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (MARBL), said he was so impressed by their passion he was confident the students could pull off the exhibit under his direction.
    THERE IS MORE – – – –
    —THANK U 4 SHARING – -in a manner that –HONORS. :>)

    • Alma98

      They should add some of the recent hate mail to show not much has changed.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Alma – – – — POINT! —-Annnd they may. — – -This is a beginnin’ :>)

        • Alma98

          I hope they do GLH.

          • GreenLadyHere

            Alma — – -***BIG fist bump*** :>)

  • creolechild

    Good morning POU.

    JetBlue Pilot Vote Ends Run as Biggest Nonunion Airline

    JetBlue Airways Corp. (JBLU) pilots voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association, ending the carrier’s status as the biggest U.S. airline without a union and erasing a gain in the stock. Collective bargaining may bring higher costs as New York-based JetBlue negotiates pay rates and work rules to cover all its pilots. [….] ALPA won the support of more than 70 percent of eligible pilots, according to the union.[….]

    Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-22/jetblue-pilot-vote-ends-run-as-biggest-nonunion-airline.html

    H/T Mary Schlangenstein and Michael Sasso

  • creolechild

    White House Approves Coal Dust Rules Aimed At Dropping Rates Of Black Lung Disease

    [….] The rule, approved Monday by the Office of Management and Budget, is expected to lower the the current limit on coal dust exposure, which has been in place since 1972. The updated limit, which was originally proposed in 2010, will be phased in over a period of two years.[….]

    The new limit aims to protect coal miners from black lung disease, which is caused by exposure to the dust and can be fatal. Cases of black lung disease have been on the rise in recent years — an investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity found that between 1995 and 2004, more than 10,000 miners died from black lung disease.[….]

    Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/22/3429463/final-coal-dust-rules-black-lung-disease/

    H/T Katie Valentine

    • Miranda

      The new limit aims to protect coal miners from black lung disease, which is caused by exposure to the dust and can be fatal.

      ———————
      Sadly, the very coal miners they’re trying to save do not care.

  • Joy

    *waving at everyone*

    • rikyrah

      morning, Joy!

    • Alma98

      Morning Joy!

    • GreenLadyHere

      —☺http://mlblogsjaneheller.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/waving_bye_bye_by_gdj1.gif?w=142&h=190

      Good Morntin’ Joy. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

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

  • creolechild

    Party Of No Ideas Hits New Low: Republicans Now Plagiarizing Another Republican Plagiarist

    [….] Last fall, Senator Rand Paul found himself in hot water when it was learned that he had plagiarized a Wikipedia article. Paul lifted entire passages of the Wikipedia entry for the movie “Gattaca” and used them in an October speech he gave in Virginia.[….] Andrew Kaczynski writes at Buzzfeed that eight Republican candidates have lifted quotes from Paul’s “issues” page.

    Two of the candidates also took passages from the web page of Michigan Republican Representative Jason Amash. One candidate, North Carolina’s Greg Brannon, has been caught plagiarizing three times. In addition to Brannon, the other Republican candidates who have been caught plagiarizing Paul are:[….]

    Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/04/22/party-ideas-hits-new-low-republicans-now-plagiarizing-another-republican-plagiarist/

    H/T Wes Williams

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      – – –Sooo TRUE –☺http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_jWNhyMUpjSE/TSDicxbE7bI/AAAAAAAAH9o/JcKpDeU0ttQ/s1600/funny-picture-the-stupid-it-burns.jpg

      – —AS – –THEY — -SHOULD! —
      -That “POTTY” –is goin’ down — in FLAMES- -☺http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130127055956/degrassi/images/d/d8/Fire-animated-hot-burn.gif

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

      • creolechild

        Good morning GLH. Hope you’re having a good day. Sending a big hug your way.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Thank U –creolechild :>) — –**HUG** :>)

  • Miranda

    Tom Steyer: Keystone decision won’t define Obama’s environmental legacy
    BY SEAN SULLIVAN April 22 at 4:01 pm

    Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer said Tuesday that President Obama’s yet-to-be-made decision on the proposed construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline will not define his environmental and energy legacy, as he offered a robust defense of the president’s record on those issues.

    “It’s unfair to say that any one decision defines it,” Steyer said in an interview on C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” that will air Sunday. He praised the president and his team for prioritizing climate, energy and environmental matters. While Obama’s decision will be very substantial, Steyer said, it’s an overstatement to say it will overshadow everything else.

    more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/04/22/tom-steyer-keystone-decision-wont-define-obamas-environmental-legacy/

    • Guns3000

      If and when the administration decides to issue the building permit lets see if still that pragmatic.

  • creolechild

    Hamas and Fatah unveil Palestinian reconciliation deal

    Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have announced a reconciliation deal, saying they will seek to form a unity government in the coming weeks.[….] Hamas and Fatah split violently in 2007. Previous reconciliation agreements have never been implemented.

    Israel’s prime minister said Mr Abbas would have to choose between peace with Israel and peace with Hamas. “You can have one but not the other. I hope he chooses peace; so far he hasn’t done so,” warned Benjamin Netanyahu. Palestinian officials responded by saying reconciliation is an internal matter and uniting Palestinian people would reinforce peace.[….]

    Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27128902

    H/T BBC

    • Miranda

      Netanyahu can have several seats.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — – -Cautiously postin’ – –BUT – – –good – -so far:>)
    – – –Polls show red-state Senate Dems still alive — –
    – – – — -Red-state Democratic Senate candidate are still alive and kicking, according to four new non-partisan polls.
    Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), a top GOP target, leads Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) by 46 percent to 36 percent in a live-caller poll conducted for the New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation.
    Pryor’s approval rating is at 47 percent with 38 percent disapproving, good numbers for any Democrat in a state as conservative as Arkansas.

    THERE IS MORE – – —Woo! Hoo!

    – –☺http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1gnjAMObKaE/ToUxlAzl2uI/AAAAAAAADYs/VpvK4S0CphU/s1600/voting_booth+image.gif

  • Miranda

    38 Republican lawmakers support lawsuit to end Obamacare subsidies
    By JAKE MILLER CBS NEWS April 23, 2014, 11:16 AM

    38 Republicans members of Congress signaled support Tuesday for a lawsuit from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., seeking to end federal subsidies for lawmakers and congressional staffers who purchase health insurance through Obamacare’s exchanges.

    Under the health care law, lawmakers and some of their staffers are required to purchase insurance through the exchanges. Because the initial business exchanges only catered to small businesses, not entities as large as Congress, these lawmakers and staffers were forced to enlist in the exchanges for individuals.

    Despite the fact that they were purchasing coverage through the individual market, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) ruled last year that they could continue to receive the same subsidies available to those who receive coverage through their employer.

    Democrats and supporters of the law said the rule kept the playing field level, helping protect lower-paid congressional staffers from having to shell out more money for health insurance than employees of any other organization. But opponents of the law have said the rule reeks of special treatment — a carve-out for those who wrote the law but don’t want to live under it.

    more here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/38-republican-lawmakers-support-lawsuit-to-end-obamacare-subsidies/

    • rikyrah

      So, I hope all their staffers realize that their bosses are giving them a paycut.

      • isonprize

        too stupid to realize that. Look who they are working for…

  • creolechild

    “The Beast” is Getting it Done…

    Announcing New Clemency Initiative, Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole Details Broad New Criteria for Applicants

    As part of the Justice Department’s new clemency initiative, Deputy
    Attorney General James M. Cole announced six criteria the department will consider when reviewing and expediting clemency applications from federal inmates. Under the new initiative, the department will prioritize clemency applications from inmates who meet all of the following factors:

    *They are currently serving a federal sentence in prison and, by
    operation of law, likely would have received a substantially lower
    sentence if convicted of the same offense(s) today;

    *They are non-violent, low-level offenders without significant ties to large scale criminal organizations, gangs or cartels;

    *They have served at least 10 years of their prison sentence;

    *They do not have a significant criminal history;

    *They have demonstrated good conduct in prison; and

    *They have no history of violence prior to or during their current term of imprisonment.[….]

    Read more: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/April/14-dag-419.html

    H/T U.S. Department of Justice

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — – -MR. PRESIDENT♥ —Off 2 a GOOD START :>) —

    – – -Obama starts tour with reassurance to Japan – -:>)

    – – – – -President Barack Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday for the first part of his Asia trip that started with reassuring Tokyo of U.S. support in its bitter territorial dispute with China.

    Obama made his first stop in Tokyo on a week long tour that will also take him to South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.

    Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met over what’s been described as the “world’s best sushi” at Sukiyabashi Jiro, a top-rated restaurant in the Ginza district. The dinner also brought out the new U.S. ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy.

    THERE IS MORE — –

    WORLD annnd WORLD-CLASS LEADER♥ – -Woo! Hoo!

  • creolechild

    Japanese Automotive Parts Manufacturer Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing and Bid Rigging on Automobile Parts Installed in U.S. Cars – Posted on April 23, 2014

    Showa Corp., an automotive parts manufacturer based in Saitama, Japan, has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $19.9 million criminal fine for its role in a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for pinion-assist type electric powered steering assemblies installed in cars sold in the United States and elsewhere[….] Showa’s involvement in the conspiracy lasted from at least as early as 2007 until as late as September 2012.

    Including Showa, 27 companies and 24 executives have pleaded guilty or agreed to plead guilty in the division’s ongoing investigation into price fixing and bid rigging in the auto parts industry and have agreed to pay a total of $2.3 billion in criminal fines.[….]

    Read more: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2014/April/14-at-420.html

    H/T U.S. Department of Justice

  • creolechild

    Amazon adding HBO shows to Instant Video

    Add HBO to the growing selection of programming available on Amazon’s streaming service Instant Video. The company announced a multi-year deal with HBO to host several former television series, including The Sopranos, The Wire and Deadwood. Earlier seasons of current shows such as Girls, Veep and The Newsroom will also be available, although HBO’s biggest hit, Game of Thrones, is absent.

    The first HBO programs will appear on Instant Video on May 21.[….]

    Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/04/23/amazon-instant-video-hbo/8043825/

    H/T Brett Molina

    • jds09

      Movie theaters betta watch out. I’d rather spend my $13.50 binge watching a season of good TV rather than paying for a single movie.

      • itgurl_29

        I know that’s right!

    • rikyrah

      when they get Game of Thrones – I’ll pay for it.

      • creolechild

        I instant stream movies from Amazon but I’m not paying them $99 for the privilege. Between that Netflix, HuluPlus, and network websites I get a pretty diverse range of content to choose from. And I still get to watch episodes of some TV shows like SOA for $1.99 – $2.99.

        • rikyrah

          this isn’t part of regular Amazon streaming?
          if not, no, I’m not paying for the Amazon tv thing they’re shilling.

          • creolechild

            I think they’re talking about Amazon Prime that was $79 but just went up to $99, but if you have a regular Amazon account you can still purchase current movie releases and TV episodes without the Prime membership.

          • rikyrah

            I order so much from Amazon, the Prime Membership is worth it to me in saved shipping costs alone.

          • creolechild

            It wasn’t cost-effective for me because I can find used textbooks for school at other sites that are much cheaper but I do love the fact that I can download free kindle books to my paperwhite.

    • lamh36

      I’ve got Amazon Prime. It’s basically the same price as Netflix, just one payment in stead of monthly

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – -ACA POSITIVITY♥ — -:>)

    – – – -Dem: O-Care may help us win House

    – – – -A senior Democratic lawmaker says that the “ramping up” of insured people under ObamaCare may help his party win control of the House in November.

    Washington Rep. Jim McDermott tells The Hill that flipping the 17 seats needed for Democrats to control the House is “not inconceivable … it’s a tough hill, but I would say it’s not impossible.”

    Many lawmakers were surprised that the White House surpassed its enrollment goals as more than 8 million people signed up for ObamaCare-related plans.

    McDermott, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, points to initial skepticism of Medicare and Social Security as evidence that ObamaCare will grow in popularity.
    THERE IS MORE- —

    -“GET OUT –The —VOTE” –:>)

  • Alma98
    • creolechild

      Oh, that’s what they’re calling it these days–providing assistance to “overwhelmed” police departments. I can’t today…

      [….] The idea to launch the program in Fairview Township — a community of just under 17,000 residents, most of whom are white — followed a recent spate of vehicle break-ins that Acona said could indicate that police were too “overwhelmed” to respond. However, Fairview Township Police did make an arrest in the case —19-year-old James A. Detter III, who is white.[….]

    • Miranda

      So a whole neighborhood watch of Zimmermans…part of that rebranding effort CNN told us about.

      • creolechild

        Pretty much…

      • rikyrah

        uh huh
        uh huh

      • Alma98

        Yep

      • GreenLadyHere

        Miranda♥—-HAH! – –The NEW annnd UN-improved –KKK”- —
        — —☺http://i.huffpost.com/gen/187296/thumbs/s-DNC-REPUBLICAN-PARTY-TEA-PARTY-large.jpg

        – – – -☺https://62e528761d0685343e1c-f3d1b99a743ffa4142d9d7f1978d9686.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/files/17447/article/width668/rtxj74c6-1352424876.jpg

        – —NO OUTER HOODS! — — -“HOOD –Hearts”!

  • creolechild

    An American Home or Business Goes Solar Every Four Minutes!

    Buried at the very bottom of a fact sheet released at yesterday’s White House Solar Summit is a striking statistic: “Every four minutes, another American home or business goes solar, supporting workers whose jobs can’t be outsourced.” Since President Obama was first elected in 2008, installed solar power capacity in the United States has risen rapidly from 1.2 gigawatts (GW) to an estimated 13 GW in 2014 — a nearly eleven fold increase, which is enough renewable electricity to power more than 2.2 million American homes.[….]

    Read more: http://inhabitat.com/an-american-home-or-business-goes-solar-every-four-minutes/

    H/T Josh Marks

  • rikyrah

    He is SO not ready for primetime

    MotherJones is on his ass like white on rice
    ……………………..

    In a variety of campaign appearances that were captured on video, Paul repeatedly compared Reagan unfavorably to Carter on one of Paul’s top policy priorities: government spending. When Paul was a surrogate speaker for his father, then-Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), during the elder Paul’s 2008 presidential quest, his sales pitch included dumping on Reagan for failing to rein in federal budget deficits. Standing on the back of a truck and addressing the crowd at the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers picnic in July 2007, Rand Paul complained about Reagan and praised his father for having opposed Reagan’s budget…”

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/04/rand-paul-jimmy-carter-was-better-budget-ronald-reagan

    • jds09

      I may have to donate a few dollars to MotherJones if they keep this up.

  • itgurl_29

    I’ve been reading the comments sections of a lot of the Lupita “Most Beautiful” articles today and white folks are sooooo mad! LOL, I love it. The funniest ones are the people who try to pretend they aren’t racist so they come up with all kinds of crazy reasons why she shouldn’t be on the cover. It’s hilarious. They are just pathetic.

    • rikyrah

      oh, I bet the comments are hilarious…sad and pitiful, but hilarious

      • itgurl_29

        They really are so upset. LOL

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’ itgurl_29 :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – – — -☺ YA MEAN —THIS TRICK? — ☺http://www.thewhirlingwind.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/false_equivalence_meme.jpg

      —HAH! – —NEVA werks!! :>)

      Good 2 C u itgurl_29. B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ — -

    • Miranda

      A guy friend of mine said he was channel surfing last night and saw someone saying People’s choice was “controversial” and it would be revealed tomorrow and sure to provoke conversation.

      SMH

      • itgurl_29

        “Controversial”. SMH.

  • rikyrah

    The Latest Plot to Undermine Obamacare and Prevent Millions From Enrolling in Medicaid
    Bob Cesca on April 23, 2014

    It’s actually quite easy to explain. The reason why 19 states have refused to expand Medicaid has nothing to do with the cost — the federal government would cover the full cost of the expansion for the next two years. It definitely doesn’t have anything to do with a lack of need for such a solution. This, as with the refusal to establish healthcare marketplaces (exchanges), has everything to do with Obama Derangement Syndrome — Republican governors who refuse for a variety of cheap political excuses to attach their names to Obamacare. By doing so, they’re hurting their own people, including Republican voters in numbers into the hundreds of thousands per state.

    The Affordable Care Act originally mandated that all states expand Medicaid eligibility from 100 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) to 138 percent of FPL. In other words, the government had previously established an income threshold for what constituted poverty: below the line and you’re considered poor and therefore eligible for certain safety-net benefits; above the line and you’re more or less on your own. But Obamacare raised the poverty threshold to qualify for Medicaid coverage, thus expanding Medicaid nationwide — until the Supreme Court ruled against that part of the law in 2012, allowing states to opt out of the expansion.

    That’s a massive problem.

    4.8 million Americans have incomes higher than the 100 percent threshold, so they don’t qualify for Medicaid without the expansion, but they don’t earn enough to qualify for health insurance premium subsidies through the marketplaces. The ACA was written with nationwide Medicaid expansion in mind so the law’s premium subsidies only kick in where Medicaid coverage was supposed to leave off, after 138 percent of FPL. Hence the coverage gap.

    http://thedailybanter.com/2014/04/the-latest-plot-to-undermine-obamacare-and-prevent-millions-from-enrolling-in-medicaid/

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – – -SPEAK TRUTH!! —

    – –☺@AngryBlackLady[THANK U♥]
    I’m super glad racism is over. Thanks, #SCOTUS.

    – –RIGHTEOUS —ANGER!! – – –:>)

  • creolechild

    I want to be like this 80-year-old woman when I grow up.

    H/T Britain’s Got Talent

    • Alma98

      Never count anyone out because of their age, Just terrific.

    • rikyrah

      Go Granny!!!

    • jds09

      I love her partner’s expression when they were making fun of her in the beginning, he was not having it.

      • isonprize

        Plus, even after ol’ mean Simon, Nico just kept it moving. He KNEW what she could do!

    • GreenLadyHere

      —-WOW&1/2!! – –creolechild :>) – —

      — –There was a song: – –☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up-djjPN2Dg

      – — – -LUVIN’ her!- –She found some JOY after her hubby’s passiing. – –GOOD ON HER. – -:>) BLESS U♥ –

    • isonprize

      She KILLED the dance, just killed it!!! Don’t you just love her energy and positive spirit??!!

    • Joy

      I was screaming too…LOL!

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Is it just me that I could not possibly care less what the two dweebs backstage have to say?

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – – -WHOA! — – – -YES! – -POWERFUL! – –

    – – – -☺@Smartypants60[THANK U♥ –Very Much :>)]
    Powerful!!! => One child is holding something that’s been banned in America to Protect them. Which? pic.twitter.com/L1ayjQe0pt

  • Miranda

    From Tom and Lorenzo:
    On being named People‘s Most Beautiful: “It was exciting and just a major, major compliment. I was happy for all the girls who would see me on it and feel a little more seen.”

    http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2014/specials/beauties/sneak-peek/lupita-nyongo-435.jpg

    On what she used to think ideal beauty was: “Light skin and long, flowing, straight hair. Subconsciously you start to appreciate those things more than what you possess.”

    On her favorite thing: “When I have been called beautiful with not one drop of makeup on. And also before I comb my hair or put on a pretty dress. Happiness is the most important thing.”

    • rikyrah

      She just glows.
      Simply beautiful

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda♥ – —A WINNING SMILE.♥- –
      – —ANY – –COLOR — –ANY STYLE♥
      Lovin’ her –“TWA” :>)

      – — -Continue 2 ENJOY this happiness; — U have MADE sooo MANY – –☺http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM&feature=kp :>)

  • creolechild

    Can this app make an organic gardener out of you?

    [….] The Smart Gardener web app lends a (green thumbed) hand to potential backyard growers and teaches its users the skills necessary for an abundant organic garden, from planning the garden, to buying the right seeds, to starting your own seedlings, to planting them in the soil and caring for them through the season, to harvesting them when ready.

    The planner is designed to work in all climates and regions, and
    throughout the entire year, with regional recommendations based on local weather conditions. The app guides users through the process of choosing the plants best suited for their location (and the database includes over 3000 organic, GMO free, edible varieties), determining where in the garden to plant each variety, and deciding how many of each to plant to feed their household.[….]

    Read more: http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/smart-garden-planner-app-make-organic-gardener-out-you.html

    H/T Derek Markham

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — – -IN DA NEWZ – —
    – – –“http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/22/cuba-gooding-jr-divorce/
    – –THIS is gonna B –EXPEN$IVE —-
    – –Marriage was NOT as good as it gets for Cuba Gooding Jr.’s wife — she just filed for separation from the Oscar-winning actor after 20 years of marriage, TMZ has learned.

    Sara Kapfer
    filed today in L.A. County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable
    differences. She and Cuba were high school sweethearts and got married
    in 1994. They have 3 children, 2 of whom are minors.

    Sara wants joint legal and physical custody. According to the docs, child support will be determined later.
    THERE IS MORE – —
    Prayin’ 4 the CHILDREN.♥ – –

    • rikyrah

      AFTER 20 years,
      you’re not knowing anything you didn’t know after 10 years..
      why leave?

      • GreenLadyHere

        rikyrah – —***BIG HUG*** —
        – –Waitin’ 4 da — -F’REALZ. — –’cause she’s been KNOWIN’ sumpthin’ —all 20 years – -:>)

        – – B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥

      • itgurl_29

        Probably because he no longer cares to be discreet.

        • rikyrah

          ok, I’ll buy that.

        • lamh36

          ooh. is Cuba steppin’ out or the wife?

  • Miranda

    ummmm.wait…..do y’all pay for Twitter? LOLOL…this idiot.
    —————————-
    Priebus told Doocy that his committee has sent a letter to the Senate Ethics Committee detailing Reid’s office’s alleged violations.

    “Here is the problem: Harry Reid is so dirty and so unethical that some of these things have to happen,” Priebus asserted. “You have to put a marker down and say, ‘Wait a second. You are not going to use a taxpayer web site and a taxpayer Twitter account to attack Republicans.’”

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/reince-priebus-unloads-on-dirty-and-so-unethical-harry-reid/

    • Alma98

      What a idiot lol.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – – — -THIS is the MONEY line: – “If you don’t know, and speak about that which you don’t know, you are
    going to be ending up in a mouth trap,” Cleaver added. “That’s where
    Chairman Ryan has ended up.”
    :>)

    – – –Black Caucus Wants To Know If Paul Ryan Thinks Poor People Are Lazy (VIDEO)

    HOPE they –COME CORRECTLY annnd HARD!! —humph!

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – – – -Ms. Joy -D’ANN[ihilator] —Is on. -Some HOT TOPICS:

    – – –☺Georgia — -NRA BILL —signed 2-day. geesh!!

    ——☺”krispie Kreme” —-☺http://www.leasingnews.org/items/Subpoena.gif – – –HE’S – –GOIN’ – –DOWN!!