October 20, 2017

Wednesday Open Thread: African American Curators

Rhea L. Combs is the curator of film and photography at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. She also serves as the head of the museum’s Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts.

Before joining the museum, Combs taught visual culture, film, race and gender courses at Chicago State University, Lewis & Clark College and Emory University. In addition, Combs has independently and successfully curated film exhibitions nationally and internationally, including films exhibitions for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in New York City and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. She was also the assistant curator for the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta and a public programs educator at the Chicago Historical Society (now the Chicago Historical Museum).

Combs received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University, a Master of Arts degree from Cornell University and a doctorate from Emory University. Her writings have been featured in anthologies, academic journals and exhibition catalogs on a range of topics, including African American female filmmakers, black popular culture, visual aesthetics, filmmaking and photography. She is the author of Exceeding the Frame: Documentary Filmmaker Marlon T. Riggs as Cultural Agitator.

Combs’ current exhibitions and projects, respectively, at the National Museum of African American History and Culture include “Rising Up: Hale Woodruff’s Murals at Talladega College,” “Through the African American Lens: Selections from the Permanent Collection” and the museum’s photography books series, Double Exposure, which includes Through the African American Lens: A Survey of NMAAHC’s Photography Collection, Civil Rights and the Struggle for Equality and African American Women.

Double Exposure is a based on the remarkable photography collection supporting the Earl W. and Amanda Stafford Center for African American Media Arts at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). From daguerreotype portraits taken before the Civil War to twenty-first century digital prints, this series is a striking visual record of key historical events, cultural touchstones, and private and communal moments that helps to illuminate African American life.

In addition to featuring fifty photographs from a broad range of African American experiences, each thematic volume includes introductions by some of the leading historians, activists, photographers, and writers of our times. Many of the images in the series are by famous photographers such as Spider Martin, Gordon Parks, Ernest C. Withers, Wayne F. Miller, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. There are also iconic images, such as McPherson & Oliver’s Gordon under Medical Inspection (circa 1867), and Charles Moore’s photographs of the 1963 Birmingham Children’s Crusade. These take their place next to unfamiliar or recently discovered images, including work by Henry Clay Anderson of everyday life in the black community in Greenville (MS), during the height of the Jim Crow segregation laws.

  • crazycanuck1503

    Morning rikyrah, you are an early bird

    • rikyrah

      Hi cc

  • crazycanuck1503

    Morning everyone

    • aleth

      morning

    • MsKitty

      Morning cc

    • Alma98

      Morning cc

    • rikyrah

      Morning cc

  • aleth
    • Well that and to declare war on POC.

  • MonieTalks

    Morning all.

    It never fails. The “progressives” will ALWAYS try to change the subject when the GOP is taking a well-deserved beating. ALWAYS.

    https://twitter.com/KatrinaNation/status/831693667618390018

    • aleth

      she and her husband are on the payroll. There was no sanctions at issue in 2008.

    • Alma98

      Morning Monie, never could stand that phony heffa.

  • aleth

    Like I said if cater page, sessions should be out of doj
    https://twitter.com/davebernstein/status/804361806550564864

  • aleth

    Fam do you think cheeto, gop and the rest get away with it?

    • Tunisia

      I think that they will. Who’s going to check them?

      • aleth

        i agree too. Once sessions was installed, knew it was a wrap. No onw will check them.

    • goldenstar

      Nope.

      • aleth

        why?

        • goldenstar

          We, the people. Folks are not having this shit. They are jamming the phone lines of elected officials. There are more massive demos scheduled in addition to the daily constituency actions throughout the country. Congress critters are scared. They will yield because there ain’t no fury hotter than a bunch of folks who are showing up now and will show up on Election Day.

          • jds09

            I agree. It’s gonna be ugly, messy and real people are gonna get hurt. In addition to We, the people, the courts (law suits from the nonprofit arenas and state AGs from blue states) and the bureaucries (CIA, HHS, etc) sandbagging for their own survivial may lock the GOP up until 2018.

    • rikyrah

      No.
      We will either wind up with President Pence or President Ryan

      • jds09

        Probaly Ryan. With his Hubris, Pence is all up in this mess. If I was the the IC, I’d take one down at a time. There’s a special pleasure in letting someone think they got away with something for awhile before letting the hammer down. (Black mothers everywhere have used this tactic to great success.)

  • aleth

    deleted

  • aleth

    McConnell: ‘There’s No Evidence’ That Voter Fraud Changed Election Outcome

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday shot down President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that millions of “illegal” votes cost him the popular vote in the 2016 election.

    “There’s no evidence that enough votes were stolen to change the outcome of the election,” McConnell said in an interview taped Tuesday for MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

    However, McConnell told Joe Scarborough that he believes voter fraud is an issue, even if it is not widespread.
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mcconnell-no-evidence-widespread-voter-fraud

    • MsKitty

      He got his wife a nice cushy job in the Cabinet so he’s gonna ride this gravy train for all it’s worth, who cares if the country burns down to the ground.

  • Tunisia
    • aleth

      like i said they will male “leaks” the issue, certain press will go along including left. Unfortunately for him, he has lost control of the narrative to use his twitter to create news

    • Miranda
  • aleth
    • Miranda

      He’s so proud of his racism.

    • Kennymack1971

      Just letting that bigotry all hang out.

    • All that’s missing is a white hood and sheet.

    • Alma98

      Folks are dragging his hate filled ass too.

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family. So the Orange house of cards continues to wobble and Dolt 45’s Twitter is an unstable rant fest. And it could’ve all been avoided but white folks just had to cling to the whiteness.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I’m just looking at President Nixon’s fall so that I could see how this collapses for Trumpie.

      • Town

        Nixon won his race fair and square. *sips*

        • jziglar

          He did win the popular vote and electoral college also with no help from foreign hacking unlike Trump.

      • rikyrah

        I can’t stand that people are forcing me to say positive things about Nixon. By the time he became President, he had been involved in all levels of government for years.

    • rikyrah

      Yes.. Clinging to the Whiteness

    • jds09

      Yep. An obvious flawed, corrupt, stupid, arrogant whiteness with a demonstrated history of racism and misogyny.

  • Kennymack1971
    • GOVCHRIS1988

      A PAC needs to start smearing the shit outta that fogie NOW!

      • Miranda

        I completely agree. I would gladly donate to it.

    • WHYYYYYYYY?????

    • He’s not going to. Next question.

    • jds09

      When will they learn Bernie can’t redirect shit. He couldn’t even redirect his own people.

  • Miranda

    US Special Ops chief: US government ‘in unbelievable turmoil’
    10:01 PM ET, Tue February 14, 2017

    Washington (CNN) – The head of US Special Operations Command said Tuesday that the US government is in “unbelievable turmoil,” a situation that he suggested could undermine US efforts to fight adversaries such as ISIS.

    “Our government continues to be in unbelievable turmoil. I hope they sort it out soon because we’re a nation at war,” Army Gen. Raymond “Tony” Thomas told a symposium in Maryland.

    While it wasn’t exactly clear what Thomas was referring to, his remarks come less than 24 hours after retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to step down as national security adviser, becoming by far the shortest tenured adviser in history.

    Thomas oversees America’s elite Special Operations troops, including Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets, which have played a large role in carrying out the nation’s conflicts since 9/11.
    Asked later about his comments, Thomas, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, said: “As a commander, I’m concerned our government be as stable as possible.”

    more here: http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/14/politics/us-special-ops-government-turmoil/index.html?sr=twCNN021517us-special-ops-government-turmoil1059AMVODtopLink&linkId=34518270

    • rikyrah

      This is an actual General. Not former General saying this.

      • jds09

        That’s deep. 45 has lost control of the generals.

  • Miranda

    When you read the article, it becomes clearer and clearer how much smarter the Obama administration was than these idiots. The GOP will not be able to undo a damn thing without snatching healthcare from their constituents and they realize this. All that hollering they did while PBO was in office – they never thought about what would happen afterwards and now they are STUCK.
    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/831870932327288834

  • aleth

    I will press would point this out.

    A. http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/31/politics/donald-trump-russia-ukraine-crimea-putin/
    “I’m going to take a look at it,” he said. “But you know, the people of Crimea, from what I’ve heard, would rather be with Russia than where they were. And you have to look at that, also … just so you understand, that was done under Obama’s administration.”
    Trump added: “And as far as the Ukraine is concerned, it’s a mess. And that’s under the Obama’s administration with his strong ties to NATO. So with all of these strong ties to NATO, Ukraine is a mess. Crimea has been taken. Don’t blame Donald Trump for that.”

    B. http://www.mediaite.com/uncategorized/pence-says-trump-knew-that-russia-invaded-crimea-heres-what-trump-actually-said/

    C.
    https://twitter.com/theonlyadult/status/831871035255439362

  • Miranda

    When you read the article, it becomes clearer and clearer how much smarter the Obama administration was than these idiots. The GOP will not be able to undo a damn thing without snatching healthcare from their constituents and they realize this. All that hollering they did while PBO was in office – they never thought about what would happen afterwards and now they are STUCK and they know it.
    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/831870932327288834

    • edp4bho

      A caller on radio just said Dems should have out a commercial featuring a bunch of white folks at a hospital complaining about losing their healthcare/ACA, and a black person comes along and says ” you talking about Obamacare?”

      • Miranda

        That’s a damn good idea – I can see the reaction from crazed right wingers and it’s delicious.

        • edp4bho

          This caller is a riot on the regular. Host told him he should be their poli-strategist….LOL !

    • rikyrah

      Mayhew at BJ wrote that they 50 days…. Something to do with the finances of the insurance companies. The longer we can drag it out, the better it is for us. Keep those phone calls coming

  • aleth
    • PBO: “Cash me outside!”

  • Kennymack1971
    • edp4bho

      ‘And your spray tan will never look as delicious as Obama’s pretty brown skin, jackass’. Morning POU.

      • Miranda

        HAHAHAHA!!

    • MsKitty

      I for one have my snacks all stocked up for the impending meltdown.

  • Kennymack1971
    • Miranda

      Oh I just bet he DID back up off his comments.

    • BLOOP!

      Under Armour’s stock drops after CEO’s ‘polarized’ political comments prompts analyst downgrade http://on.mktw.net/2l7Zyjo

  • lamh

    good morning POU.

    so i decided to claim my mom on my taxes this year. I’ve only been living with her since November but i have been supporting her financially even while i wasn’t living with her. a friend who prepares taxes for a living asked me the year before, when i had to pay back taxes, why didn’t i claim my mom? I told her i wasn’t aware that i could since i didn’t physically live with her. she told me that for elderly/disabled parents i didn’t have to live with them if u supported them financially over half the year…i looked it up and apparently she was right!

    My mom doesn’t work so it’s only her SS/Disability check that she’s living on…its not much so anytime she needs help me and my sister help her out.

    My told my sis hey we could joint file her, but she told me go ahead and file my mom myself, since she already had my nephew to file and was gonna get a credit already!

    So there u go.

    • MsKitty

      Morning lamh

      • lamh

        morning mskitty

    • Alma98

      Morning lamh

      • lamh

        morning alma

    • rikyrah

      Morning lamh

      • lamh

        morning

  • lamh
  • Kennymack1971

    So…while Dolt 45’s wrecking the country day by day with his white supremacist crew here’s what our Blacker Than Thou clique is up to….
    https://twitter.com/JamilahLemieux/status/831626832076226560

    A panel discussion/debate about PBO? We have a bigot as AG and this is what is hot?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/548c27d3fa6ca8f0fc053caf5f8a178095176be9a52aa83461b90fd20fff1a14.gif

    • MsKitty

      Gotta make those dollars somehow since TV ain’t a calling anymore.

    • Miranda

      I hate these people.

    • edp4bho

      F them. Since February 2009, I’ve celebrated every President’s day as Obama Day ! Monday will be no different.

    • Alma98

      Morning Kennymack, they’re cowards that has never done shit for black folks.

    • As my uncle says, “Niggas and flies, I do despise. But the more I see niggas, the more I like flies.”

    • jds09

      This is the kinda shit that I hope PBO crashes and someone in the audience periscopes it and it breaks the internet.

  • Alma98

    Morning all

    • MsKitty

      Morning Alma

      • Alma98

        Morning MsKitty

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’ alma. :>) **BIG HUG**– -http://www.lovethispic.com/uploaded_images/82418-Buzzin-By-To-Say-Happy-Wednesday.gif

      Have a BLESSED Day♥U♥/Mom♥/Family♥/DAUGHTER♥ :>)

  • MsKitty

    Morning rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Morning MsKitty

  • MsKitty
    • Lisa M

      Too funny!

  • Kennymack1971
    • Miranda

      To build the new stadium, not one, but TWO historical black churches had to be torn down. There was a contingent of senior citizens that were long time members that were deadset against letting the Falcons tear down the churches. Well, obviously they lost out. Channel 2 had one of the little mothers of the church of Friendship Baptist on and she said before God and everybody else, the Falcons would never win a Super Bowl. She put a curse on the Falcons and everybody just laughed…oh how funny.

      Miss Mary Alice wasn’t playing. When everything has to go wrong for one team and everything has to go perfect for the other and there is no explanation how it ALL lined up that way…..Miss Mary Alice wasn’t playing with YALL! She said the Falcons were NEVER going to win a Super Bowl! She meant that shit! When the score was 28-20, one of my friends texted to a bunch of us: The mothers of Friendship Baptist praying…it’s a wrap!

      She told Arthur Blank YOU AINT NEVA GONE WIN A SUPER BOWL! She was not playing!

      • MsKitty

        Sports curses are no joke. Ask the Cubs about the Billy Goat Tavern. Took them 71 years to break that curse.

        Falcons need to make it right.

        • rikyrah

          I know all about curses

        • Miranda

          I was wondering when I saw Arthur Blank’s stunned face on the sidelines if it hit him at that moment, the face of that lil old black lady looking directly into the camera saying “the falcons will never win a super bowl for this!”

      • Two historical Black churches??? I had no idea!

      • goldenstar

        This is simply wrong: to destroy the history, the legacy, the humanity of that place. And, don’t get me started about the spirits of the Ancestors. I’ve experienced it in Hawai’i and it’s in the soil and grounds of much of the mainland.

  • Miranda
  • aleth
    • goldenstar

      IC has the tapes. Not smart to deny.

      • jds09

        I noticed that word “knowingly”. lol

        • goldenstar

          Uh huh and that word is no qualifier to IC folks. His ass needs to explain. He better be lawyering up.

  • lamh

    Hey read someone say that Omarosa stole from MCD? Anyone hear of anything like that?

    • She stole from McDonald’s??

      • Town

        No, Michael Clarke Duncan.

        It’s been rumored that Omarosa refused to give MCD’s family his personal things, his family disputes they were engaged at the time of his death.

        I don’t know what the real story is but I DO know MCD’s family is NOT here for Omarosa.

  • MsKitty
  • TyrenM

    And now they come for DACA kids. In Seattle,

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/exclusive-u-arrests-mexican-immigrant-seattle-covered-obama-223854172.html

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S.
    authorities have arrested an immigrant from Mexico who was brought to the United States illegally as a child and later given a work permit during the Obama administration in what could be the first detention of its kind under President Donald Trump.

    Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old with no criminal record, was taken into custody last week at his father’s home in Seattle by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. The officers arrived at the home to arrest the man’s father, though court documents did no make clear the reason the father was taken into custody.

    Ramirez, now in custody in Tacoma, Washington, was granted temporary permission to live and work legally in the United States under a program called the Deferred Action for Childhood
    Arrivals, or DACA, established in 2012 by Democratic President Obama, according to a court filing.

    • MsKitty

      ICE was supposed to meet with the Hispanic Congressional Caucus yesterday to address concerns about the raids and detentions, but cancelled at the last minute. I’m thinking that meeting is not gonna be rescheduled.

      • rikyrah

        Uh huh
        Uh huh

    • jds09

      Let’s see what Washington’s attorney general will have to say about this.

  • aleth
    • Kennymack1971

      Nope. That talking point is DOA.

    • MsKitty

      Say it with me boys and girls, if this was Barack Obama…

      • Kennymack1971

        Exactly. Which is why they can GTFOH with these qualifiers and excuses for Dolt 45.

    • jziglar

      But I thought that Trump the so called great business man would be better than previous presidents according to these folks.

    • Miranda

      Because running the federal government is just like football.

    • jds09

      Peyton can’t be too happy with his name in this guy’s mouth.

  • Miranda
    • Kennymack1971

      The look on this anchor lady’s face is like “man if you don’t GTFOH”

      Republicans are so full of shit.

    • aleth

      Talking point from boomberg article they are running with this morning
      https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-02-14/the-political-assassination-of-michael-flynn

      He was also a fat target for Democrats. Remember Flynn’s breakout national moment last summer was when he joined the crowd at the Republican National Convention from the dais calling for Hillary Clinton to be jailed.

      In normal times, the idea that U.S. officials entrusted with our most sensitive secrets would selectively disclose them to undermine the White House would alarm those worried about creeping authoritarianism. Imagine if intercepts of a call between Obama’s incoming national security adviser and Iran’s foreign minister leaked to the press before the nuclear negotiations began? The howls of indignation would be deafening.

      In the end, it was Trump’s decision to cut Flynn loose. In doing this he caved in to his political and bureaucratic opposition. Nunes told me Monday night that this will not end well. “First it’s Flynn, next it will be Kellyanne Conway, then it will be Steve Bannon, then it will be Reince Priebus,” he said. Put another way, Flynn is only the appetizer. Trump is the entree.

      • conlakappa

        Breakout moment? So we are back to politics as celebrity, huh? He wasn’t the second coming of Senate candidate Barack Obama in 2004. He was just another pinch-faced, angry white man at that event. Their numbers were legion.

  • aleth
  • Alma98

    Morning rikyrah

  • jziglar

    Trump and Co. are pissed at Obama because those additional Russian sanctions got them caught up even deeper in this mess. Now the scandal is expanding and not going away. Trump and Co. are clearly desperate because now they’re trying to bring up Obama and Hillary to blame and distract even though it makes no sense.

    • jds09

      I’ve been thinking about PBO’s statement….something to the effect that over time great policies make good politics. As he promised he was President right up to the end. He left it ALL on the court. I love the fact that he’s chillin on the beach right now, guilt free.

    • Town

      Obama got ’em good! LOL

  • Miranda

    SMDH, we are in incredibly dangerous times……”Gateway Pundit, a conservative site known for spreading hoaxes, joins the White House press briefing room”
    ———————–
    ‘Real News’ Joins the White House Briefing Room
    Gateway Pundit, a conservative site known for spreading hoaxes, has hit the big time under President Trump.
    February 15, 2017

    Among the herd of reporters filing past an oil portrait of Hillary Clinton in the vaulted Center Hall of the White House on Monday afternoon walked Jim Hoft, publisher of the Gateway Pundit, a conservative blog founded at the outset of George W. Bush’s second term.

    It was a banner moment for the decade-old website, known for reporting obvious hoaxes as legitimate news and such headlines as “EXPOSED=>HILLARY HITMAN Breaks Silence,” “Dental Expert: Hillary Clinton Is Suffering From Serious Gum Infection” and “One Week After Election Loss Hillary Clinton Looks Like Death.”

    Hoft was on his way to his first White House news conference in the company of self-described “brand strategist” Lucian Wintrich, the Gateway Pundit’s inaugural White House correspondent, who for his first day on the job wore a blue tie studded with elephants in every color of the rainbow to announce his gay Republican pride.

    more here: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/02/fake-news-gateway-pundit-white-house-trump-briefing-room-214781

    • Alma98

      I saw this at BJ yesterday and I wanted to scream. This tells you these idiots intend on spreading lies and crazy b.s. They’re gonna get folks hurt or killed.

    • rikyrah

      And giving White Supremacist signs in the history White House

  • lamh
    • aleth

      another theater and the press will say amazing

  • lamh
    • Miranda

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • LOL

    • jds09

      Who is dat for real tho?

  • Kennymack1971

    I’m still not understanding this Rikyrah. With everything that’s going on and how that definitely impacts Black people y’all silly mofos want to debate PBOs presidency? Come on.

  • goldenstar

    Almighty dollar. And, ED has books to hawk.

  • Miranda

    *snicker*……..damn, when silly ass Mika and Joe say you lie too much….well DAMN….you lie too much for THEM??
    —————-

    Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski put her foot down about Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday, stating firmly that she would no longer have the White House counselor on the show. “Every time I’ve ever seen her on television, something’s askew, off, or incorrect,” Brzezinski said. “I will say: Kellyanne Conway does not need to text our show, just as long as I’m on it because it’s not happening here … She’s not credible anymore.”

    Conway has been in hot water in recent weeks following her repeated citation of the “Bowling Green Massacre,” which never occurred, as well as her possibly illegal promotion of Ivanka Trump’s products on a Fox morning show.

    “I don’t even think she’s saying things she knows to be untrue, she’s just saying things just to get in front of a TV set and prove her relevance because behind the scenes, she’s not in these meetings,” Brzezinski’s co-host Joe Scarborough said.

    • jds09

      Somebody needs to create a montage of their lying asses with a sprinkling of their SCROTUS ass kissing.

  • jds09

    Good morning POU Fam, great day for a constitutional crisis, isn’t it?

    • MsKitty

      Hey jds.

      One the one hand it’s messed up that when the dust settles we’re gonna end up with Pence, who is just as evil but hides it better, but I will rejoice at the fall of the orange boil on the butt of humanity.

      • jds09

        And hopefully, if we get Pence his reputation will be so damaged that he will have very little political capital to spend. I hope the LGBGT community stays on his ass until reinforcements arrive.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ jds09. :>)- – -**BIG —Cali – –HUG** –:>)

      – -LOL– -Time 2 “RISE UP”–http://tipping-the-scales.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Constitution-photo.jpg

      DOWN with- – -“IT”- – -at least!!—

      Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

    • Alma98

      Morning jds

    • rikyrah

      Afternoon jds

  • MsKitty

    How is this different from shaking down somebody in the back alley of a bar?

    https://twitter.com/POLITICO_Steve/status/831889204900671490

    • I don’t think NATO is gonna tolerate being threatened.

    • Miranda

      NATO allies ought to ask Mattis “you sure YOU gone be there by year’s end?”

    • rikyrah

      PHUCK OUTTA HERE

  • MsKitty
    • Alma98

      LOL

    • Miranda

      LMAO

    • Miranda

      wow.

      I got caught up in her timeline, such interesting work!

  • I love his timeline! Lots of good music and fukkery.

    He’s preaching the truth about the Grammy faux outrage right now.

  • MonieTalks

    He pretty much said: Holla at me if you need help writing up the impeachment proceedings

    Ohio Republican says it’s time to impeach President Trump

    …I am a lifelong Republican. I voted for every Republican presidential candidate from 1968 to 2004. But I have watched what once was a sane, center-right party go off the rails, first to the extreme right, then to wherever Trump is, which is in another universe.

    It’s tough, but we must end this dangerous presidency. Trump must be impeached and removed with all haste. But only Congress can initiate the process.

    Our congressman, Steve Chabot, has been busy defending Trump from the media, which is simply reporting Trump’s machinations. It’s time for him to man-up and start drafting the articles of impeachment. As I remember, he did it for Clinton for far less than Trump has already done.

    After the election, many hoped that Trump would “grow up” into the job – that he couldn’t possibly be as bad as some thought. Well, it’s gone the other way. The bully has become a more entitled bully. Anyone disagreeing is attacked. Policy is announced in illiterate tweets.

    more: http://www.wcnc.com/news/politics/cincinnati-republican-says-its-time-to-impeach-president-trump/408546446

    • Alma98

      hmmm….We shall see.

  • MonieTalks

    The drafted bill to terminate the EPA:

    https://twitter.com/Laurie_Garrett/status/831735741633921024

    • Miranda

      SMDH…make America dirty again.

    • Alma98

      Welp where’s Bernies stanky ass at?

      • goldenstar

        No Wall Streeters around…

    • Kennymack1971

      Okay climate activists who had all that lip for President Obama: Time to show up and show out.

    • jziglar

      The likely chance of this passing is slim to none. Need 60 votes and there is no guarantee that it will get full republican support in the senate.

  • Miranda

    I seriously can’t stand Bernie Sanders or his merry band of idiots
    ———————–
    Tension in DNC Chair Race Comes From Outside – Not Inside – The Party
    FEB 14 2017, 3:27 PM ET

    BALTIMORE – A largely unspoken truth about the race to be the Democratic National Committee’s next chairman is that the major candidates agree on almost all the issues -at least the ones relevant to the job they’re pursuing.

    After all, the job of DNC chair is operational, not ideological. And while everything from Israel policy to the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal have sparked debates in this race, the prescriptions the candidates have offered for actually running the machinery of the Democratic Party are largely interchangeable.

    They want to reinstate a 50-state strategy, focus more on organizing, establish greater transparency at the DNC and heal the wounds from the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries.

    Another truth: Many of the 447 DNC members who get to cast a vote for chairman later this month will be pleased if any of the frontrunners, especially Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) or former Labor Secretary Tom Perez, ends up winning.

    “At the end of the day, we will all be satisfied,” says DNC member Jason Rae of Wisconsin, who is running to be the party’s secretary and who is undecided in the DNC chair race. “We just have to pick one.”

    Instead, most of the tension in the race is coming from Democrats and progressives outside the candidate field and DNC party membership, whoview the contest as another proxy fight between Bernie Sandersand the so-called Democratic establishment, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

    This contrast was evident here on Saturday as the candidates gathered to participate in yet another forum ahead of the upcoming February 25 vote in Atlanta: As the candidates stressed unity from the stage — “Everybody else is awesome. We’re going to hang together after this,” Ellison said of his rivals – their supporters in the audience did not.

    “If they put in Tom Perez, it will splinter the party… It will drain the energy right out of the party,” said Ellison backer George Ripley, who drove up from Washington, D.C. to speak out against Perez.

    “It is the establishment that got us into this mess,” Ripley added. “I am fighting for Bernie Sanders.”

    Sanders himself even criticized the party’s “failed status-quo approach” after former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Perez for DNC chairman. “Do we stay with a failed status-quo approach or do we go forward with a fundamental restructuring of the Democratic Party?” Sanders said in a statement earlier this month. “I say we go forward and create a grassroots party which speaks for working people and is prepared to stand up to the top 1 percent. That’s why we have to support Keith Ellison.”

    more here: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/tension-dnc-chair-race-comes-outside-not-inside-party-n720811?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_np

    • Alma98

      I really hate Ellison, he’s exactly like Bernie. Full of shit!

    • Kennymack1971

      I’m convinced that Bernie Sanders is part of the Russian sponsored “progressives” who exist to keep Dems/Liberals unfocused and divided. Why is his non Dem ass having ANY say in who the DNC chair is? The sooner Democrats put Bernie in check the better but it feels like that is wishful thinking. And I really thought Keith Ellison was better than allowing himself to be used as Bernie’s patsy.

      • goldenstar

        #TeamPerez needs to win and then put these provocateurs and saboteurs in the corner they deserve. Maybe then, they can do something worthwhile like door knocking or organizing.

    • edp4bho

      Perez, only Perez- a “real” Democrat.

  • MsKitty

    Slavic Barbie actually showed up this time.

    https://twitter.com/markknoller/status/831911792662155266

    • Tunisia

      Japanese PM’s wife wasn’t important enough.

      • Or white enough.

        • MsKitty

          Now see?

        • GreenLadyHere

          Good Morntin’ Sepia3- – -:>) **BIG HUG** :>)- –

          *Co-Sign*- – – -BRANG TRUTH!!- –:>)

          B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

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  • MsKitty

    This twitter thread got me church jogging.

    https://twitter.com/insanityreport/status/831907001965895680

    • Town

      He is funny and his voice doesn’t match his appearance! LOL

    • Alma98
    • Kennymack1971

      White people want us to spare their feelings and we’re not going to. The overwhelming majority of Black people and other POC didn’t ask for this and actively worked to stop it. White people broke this and I have no problem with them being whupped upside the head with that knowledge every day.

      • rikyrah

        NFTG

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER 2♥- – –YES.- — From– -JOAQUIN CASTRO♥- – -RESISTANT- — Extra-Ordinaire♥– — WORD!–:>)

    -Joaquin Castro

    Any Americans who conspired w/ the Russian hackers should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, no matter how high up the trail goes.— Thank U♥ :>)

    • jds09

      Hat tip to someone on twitter that said these tweets from the Castro boys are like the clips from WWE wrestlers….that they’re putting us on notice that they are COMING. lol

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY jds09. :>)– -**BIG fist bump**- –:>)

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        THEY READY- –:>)– -Sooo LooKin’ FORWARD– ->:>)

      • goldenstar

        Don’t mess w/ The Twins.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥– – YES.- – –More Details- -on TRAITOR– flynn– –

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/831916326688063492

    – —GIT!- – -GIT!- –GIT!– –him!!— –

    • rikyrah

      Yep

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        — -WATCHIN’. . .- – -B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • MsKitty
  • Kennymack1971

    The WHPC needs to have some pride, get up and walk out.
    https://twitter.com/perrybaconjr/status/831919538308599809

    • Alma98

      smh

    • goldenstar

      Not EVEN about pride. It’s about ethics and ethical journalism. This is very new to many of these folk. They will learn the hard way or whine their way into destruction.

    • Miranda

      Completely disgusting. The WHPC is sorry as hell if they continue to be a party to charades like this.

    • jds09

      I have no sympathy for their asses. I’m old enough to remember softball questions for W and feeling entitled to jamming up PBO on issues that were none of his busiess.

      Really, what useful purpose do they serve? You et more information in the one-on-one interviews anyway.

    • lamh

      Attention WHPC…if you don’t demand respect you won’t get it and a bully ikr Cheeto Prez is gonna run over you!! Stand da fuq up already!

  • MsKitty
  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥- – – HAH!- —From a RESISTANT♥- – – -Let’s HOPE!! :>)

    — -☺https://twitter.com/NerdyWonka/status/831876951816159233

    –WATCHIN’. . . .

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥- – – RESISTANT Kyle– – BRANGIN’- – -the 411 on “IT’s ALLEGED presser…– —

    – – – -☺Kyle Griffin

    Trump: “General Flynn is a wonderful man. He’s been treated very, very unfairly by the media…the fake media.”— -From 1 CRIMINAL RE ANOTHA!! – -geesh!!

    ——-☻Trump has so far called on Christian Broadcasting Network and Townhall—he’s only called on conservative outlets for last three
    pressers.– –FAKE presser!!!— –

    — – — -☻Now Trump’s seriously talking about his electoral college win. In a joint news conference with a foreign head of state.- –ARROGANT– -IGNANT– -With — a RIGGED Election!!– -geesh!!

    – – -K’MON- — -KARMA!!- – -GIT!- — “IT”!!!

  • TyrenM

    The new highlight of my legal career is coming up. We’re about to host former MN Supreme Court Justice Alan Page for a discussion on Race and Bias in the Courts. The lawyers all want to softball him and be fanboys (Hall of Famer Viking, when they were actually ViKINGS and all.) Me? Y’all know I ain’t goin. Should be interesting.

    • Miranda

      You should go!

    • rikyrah

      Go!

  • MsKitty
    • Alma98

      smgdh, once again thanks white people.

  • GreenLadyHere

    HEEY alma– -:>) **BIG HUG** :>)– -WHOA!- – — ☻http://www.picgifs.com/graphics/d/dentist/graphics-dentist-858885.gif

    Annnd GR8 News on “Mom♥—:>) Happy 4 her. :>)– –
    Thank U♥ 4 your KIND BLESSINGS♥- — Always appreciated. :>)

  • MsKitty

    If I had to see this, then so do you.

    https://twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/831924048716300288

    • goldenstar

      And, all the folks who voted for him see no lies.

    • Miranda
    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’- – — -☺http://stream1.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs7/2469162_o.gif

      **BIG HUG** :>)—-

      “IT”- – — LIES– -with EACH WORD!!– -https://thelordofthenerds.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/836172.gif

      —**SMH**– — Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

    • jds09

      Ms.Kitty, thanks for the warning.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥- – -YES.- – –#TeamTom♥- – – —Standing – -Strong–:>)

    – – – -☺https://twitter.com/TomPerez/status/831553760979673088

    Some Panel Member doesn’t look interested.— –

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥– –From a RESISTANT♥- – – –STOP Normalizing THIS CRIMINAL!!– —

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/TomthunkitsMind/status/831925421142863872

    — –GIT!- — GIT!– – GIT!- –“IT”!!!– –

  • Miranda

    I guess in the focus group, Oprah’s tape of the battered ex-wife was a bridge too far?
    https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/831927888974925824

    • goldenstar

      Damn. Wish Oprah had more tapes available…

    • jds09

      What! I read that the wife recanted. Must have been compelling.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥- – –RESISTANT♥- – – – – -WORD!

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/owillis/status/831923078481530886

    — – **Waves @ OUR Beloved PRESIDENT♥- – – -U TRIED♥– -WE KNOW♥– -BLESSINGS♥

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥– -YES!- – –RESISTANTS♥- – -Brangin’ – -Some Good NEWZ!— –
    — -☺Erin Cox

    BREAKING: It’s official: Maryland lawmakers have empowered the attorney general to bypass the governor and sue the Trump administration.

    – – —Presumably RE the immigration ban, on the same basis that several other states have used.– –:>)

    — – -COMMENT:– –https://m.popkey.co/26e9ad/X1AbG.gif
    HAH!- — –

    WATCHIN’- – – – -WAYTA- -Gooo. . . :>)

  • MsKitty
    • jds09

      My heart breaks thinking about the fear Holly must live with.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥- — HAH!– — TRENDING- – -Topic- –Impeachment

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/AmusedLifestyle/status/831932415211876352

    WATCHIN’- – — With– HOPE. . . :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥- – –LOL- – –Some People- – – Have NO CHILL. . .RE Impeachment. . – —

    — – -☺https://twitter.com/MatthewACherry/status/831881929368576000

    – – Good 1 :>) LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥– -Aaaah- —HONORING- – — OUR Beloved- -FIRST LADY♥— :>)

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/TheUndefeated/status/831729754927534080

    Sooo- — WELL DESERVED♥- – –:>) WE L♥VE- – -U♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda♥– – -Thank U :>)- –

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2♥– –From –DNC RESISTANTS♥- –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/831897116033351680

    STAND STRONG!!

  • nellcote
    • goldenstar

      The model resembles Lupita.

    • She looks like one of the Black Madonnas.