September 19, 2014

Wednesday Open Thread: African-Americans and the Revolutionary War

It’s Hump Day! We are halfway through the week. This week’s open thread theme has been focusing on African-Americans and the Revolutionary War. 

William Flora

William “Billy” Flora (fl. 1775–1818) was a free-born African American from Virginia who served as a soldier on the Patriot side in the American Revolutionary War. He fought under Colonel William Woodford in the Battle of Great Bridge in December 1775, where he is widely acknowledged as the hero of the battle. A sentry at the bridge reported he was the last to cross as the British advanced. As he retreated from his post, under heavy fire from the British line, he ripped up a plank from the bridge. This made the British crossing, under fire from the colonials, impossible. As a result, the British were forced to withdraw to their ships. The only casualty on the American side survived to speak very highly of Flora and his courage.

Before the war Flora owned a prosperous livery stable. After the war, with the purchase and sale of property, he grew his business into a tidy fortune.

Jack SissonJack Sisson was an African-American who served in the First Rhode Island Regiment during the American Revolutionary War. Sisson was one of the key figures in the July 1777 capture of British General Richard Prescott. Sisson was among about forty troops under the command of Colonel William Barton who traversed British controlled waters to sneak up and capture Prescott. Sisson served both as the pilot for one of the boats and also used his head to break down Prescott’s door. The mission was accomplished without losses.

Oliver Cromwell (May 24, 1752 – January 1853) was an African-American soldier, who served in the American Revolutionary War. He was born a free black in Black Horse (now Columbus, New Jersey),  and was raised as a farmer. 

Private Cromwell served in several companies of the 2nd New Jersey Regiment between 1777 and 1783, seeing action at the battles of Trenton (1776), Princeton (1777), Brandywine (1777), Monmouth (1778), and at the final siege of Yorktown (1781).

After Yorktown, Cromwell left the army. Commander-in-Chief George Washington personally signed Cromwell’s discharge papers and also designed the Badge of Military Merit, which he awarded to Cromwell.

Some years after retirement, Cromwell applied for a veteran’s pension. Although he was unable to read or write, local lawyers, judges and politicians came to his aid, and he was granted a pension of $96 a year. He purchased a 100-acre farm outside Burlington, fathered 14 children, then spent his later years at his home at 114 East Union Street in Burlington.

Cromwell died in January 1853. He left behind several children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, but there was no one to raise a marker over the grave of the private. He lived to be 100 years old, outliving 8 of his children, and is buried in the cemetery of the Broad Street Methodist Church. His descendants live in the city to this day.

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  • JojoRaze

    Good morning all! Have a great day.

    • rigoletta

      Good morning.

    • qosine

      Good Morning!

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

      Mornin’ Everybody! :-)

    • rikyrah

      JoJo,
      Really loved your comments yesterday about White feminism…on point and gave me strength

  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

    • rigoletta

      Good Morning.

    • qosine

      Good Morning!

  • rikyrah

    Ready For BookerTime?

    by BooMan
    Tue Aug 13th, 2013 at 10:12:26 PM EST

    Sorry, Alex, it looks like New Jersey Democrats didn’t even come close to taking your advice. With half the vote in, Cory Booker is cracking 60% in a four-way race. Frank Pallone is in second place with 22%. So, Cory Booker is going to be a U.S. Senator. Whether he’ll be as bad or annoying as Alex thinks, I can’t really say, but I’d like to point out a few things. Maybe Booker is the right kind of person with the right point of view to run in elite’s circles without being a third wheel or a token black. But let’s look at what Booker’s done so far.
    His parents were some of the first black executives at IBM, so Booker wasn’t raised in the Hood. He also wasn’t sent to any elite prep school. He was a star football player at a well-regarded public high school. He was good enough and smart enough to land a gig at Stanford University, where he became class president. He won a Rhodes Scholarship and studied at Oxford, where he received honors. Then he got a law degree from Yale. Along the way, he found time to do charitable work wherever he went. And then he won a seat on Newark’s city council and started butting heads with some seriously corrupt politicians, including the joke of a mayor, Sharpe James.

    It’s true that spending part of your life studying with kids at Stanford, Yale, and Oxford will color how you view things, but let’s not pretend that Cory Booker hasn’t been excellent at pretty much everything he’s done so far in his life. That he’s made wealthy friends that have made him wealthy? White people do it all the time.

    Booker might vote like a Goldman Sachs executive and break John McCain’s record for appearing on Sunday morning shows, but I doubt he’ll be ineffective. If he agrees with you on an issue, he’s going to be a valuable advocate.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/8/13/221226/446

    • conlakappa

      Dunno. What does he stand for other than not being like Sharpe James, whatever that would mean at this point?

      I responded to you last night about lil Dante De Blasio: people were trying to throw shade about his dad showing off his black family just to get black votes. I guess he was supposed to play it cute about who the black woman standing next to him and that black kid who, despite having a giant Afro is clearly his child. /eyeroll

      • JojoRaze

        De. Blasio is a genuine, unabashed, old-school lib. If showing off his black wife and child helps him get that across, I’m all for it. His wife looks like she doesn’t play, though, which is even better.

        • rikyrah

          His wife looks like she doesn’t play, though, which is even better.
          I know..
          She just looks like she means business….I have no qualms with that.

          • JojoRaze

            Chirlane is a trip. I love how she was just out with the fact that she was living as a lesbian snbefore she met bill, but he basically convinced her to be with him. She said he was sprung-love at first when he met her but she was like, meh on him. But he kept at it and the rest is history. They also have an older daughter, Chiara, who’s in college.

          • rikyrah

            I know it sounds sappy…but, awe….that’s romantic to me.

          • conlakappa
          • AxelFoley

            You gots to have game to turn a lesbian out. I’m impressed.

          • itgurl_29

            LOL!!

          • Alma98

            LOL!!!

          • PBomb

            You are crazy. LOL!

          • Daltex82

            LOL!

          • TyrenM

            Chirlane: You know I’m a lesbian, right?
            Bill: Me too! What’s happenin?

          • Alma98

            Fool!

          • JojoRaze

            That’s probably exactly how it went. LOL

          • rikyrah

            y’all wrong for this
            BWA HA HA HA AH AH

          • Miranda

            you know what…………and I’m taking the remote control……….just go to the bad lounge and sit there and think about your actions.

            http://landmarkreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/scolding.jpg

          • PBomb

            I read something about her being a lesbian a while ago, when he ran for Public Advocate. It was in the NY Times and they were showing pictures of his family at that time.

            I liked what I read about him. He seemed pretty open, laid back, but passionate about improving NYC.

        • qosine

          Good, good info about De Blasio, his family, and his approach and policies. Sounds exciting, really, JojoRaze. Having “a genuine, unabashed, old-school lib” as a mayor of NY would be SO GREAT. My parents met at Columbia U in NYC.
          We used to catch the train from DC to NYC to
          visit. So I always have an interest in your city,
          from way down here in TN!

      • rigoletta

        I think people just can’t stand what the man represents.
        He is a real liberal and has a non-trophy non-fetish non-white wife with whom he’s made a family.
        De Blasio’s not Bill Maher.
        There are plenty of people who will fight against that.

        • JojoRaze

          True, but I support De Blasio because of his policy. I want a mayor that really cares about the fact that NYC has turned into a visitor’s city-a paradise for people who weren’t born here, but move after college and are well-off_-while folk who live here and are scuffling are pretty much ignored.

          Bill Thompson is qualified, but he’s giving me Booker I’m in Wall street pockets teas.

          • rigoletta

            I understand. I was just talking about how some people clearly can’t stand seeing him with his family.
            I hope he wins. I’m not in NYC but you guys deserve something better after so many years of Guliani and Bloomberg.

          • JojoRaze

            The city is safer and run efficiently because of Bloomberg and Guiliani, but you got the sense these improvements weren’t done for the poc who make up most of the city, but for the white girls and guys in OH who move here to live out their Friends, sex in tthe City, Girls fantasy. De Blasio is basically saying, the folk who work three jobs and have their $1.25 coffee on the subway need help since they are the backbone of the city.

          • rigoletta

            Reminds me of San Diego. Which is part of the reason I left San Diego. But that’s another story.

          • Ebogan63

            What Jojo and you describe is one of the reasons I left San Francisco some 19 yrs ago.

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

            One of our Twitter Fam hipped me to Thompson and how he supported Stop & Frisk.

          • JojoRaze

            Until last week when he gave that speech in a black church complaining about it. /eyeroll

          • rikyrah

            He was mealy-mouthed about Stop and Frisk..
            that would do it for me.
            I need not know another ‘position’ of his.

      • rikyrah

        I love that ad with his son.
        His family isn’t ‘ being kept in the kitchen’
        they are up front..out there.
        LIKE ANY OTHER POLITICIAN’S FAMILY

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

        Speaking of which, I have a question for NYC POUers: Did De Blasio have his wife and children in campaign ads when he was running for Public Advocate? Were they as visible then as they are now?

        • JojoRaze

          Yes, he did have Dante and his wife as public and in campaign ads when he ran for Public Advocate. That’s why it was a big deal, he put them in leaflets and was out with them.. The NY Times did a piece about it.

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

            Thanks for clarifying, Jojo!

      • itgurl_29

        That’s like when David Gregory criticized candidate Obama in ’08 claiming he was “using” his white family to ingratiate himself to whites. SMH

        I swear, these people are sick and ignorant and do not view interracial families as real families. Apparently, since de Blasio’s wife is black, her standing on the stage with him like every other wife of a politician, is somehow a ploy and a trick for black votes. It’s ridiculous.

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

      Booman says, “But let’s look at what Booker’s done so far” yet he doesn’t list what Booker has done so far, which is why I say Booker’s biggest supporters are those who don’t live/work in Newark.

      Booker is/was a great hype man for Newark. He knows how to schmooze and get people to invest in the city. But being mayor is more than networking. You have to know how to govern and that has been Booker’s shortcoming. The Prudential Center fiasco, school reform and him trying to privatize water are just a few examples of this.

  • rikyrah

    Can de Blasio Give New Life to Liberalism?

    by BooMan
    Tue Aug 13th, 2013 at 05:31:17 PM EST

    It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since New York City last had a Democratic mayor. I don’t know what you want to call Michael Bloomberg, but he isn’t a Democrat. I don’t know whether or not many people are thinking about it, but a Democratic mayor is going to be a game-changer in the whole culture of liberalism in this country, much like Gov. Jerry Brown is having a big effect on the left coast. It’s going to matter a lot who wins the mayoral contest and then how they perform once in office. This is a point that Benjamin Wallace-Wells touches upon in his piece on Bill de Blasio and the New York Times. It’s time to start paying attention because Quinnipiac just came out with a poll showing de Blasio in the lead and as the winner of any likely run-off. So, what is de Blasio talking about? Turns out, he’s talking about “neglected hospitals, a swelling poverty rate and a broken prekindergarten system.”

    It is the campaign season’s riskiest calculation: that New Yorkers, who have become comfortably accustomed to the smooth-running, highly efficient apparatus of government under Michael R. Bloomberg, are prepared to embrace a much different agenda for City Hall — taxing the rich, elevating the poor and rethinking a Manhattan-centric approach to city services.
    In a city that is endlessly congratulating itself for its modern renaissance — record-low crime, unmatched crowds of tourists, streets refashioned in European style — a day on the campaign trail with Mr. de Blasio is a reminder of unaddressed grievances and glaring disparities.

    Describing what he calls a “tale of two cities,” rife with inequalities in housing, early childhood education and police tactics, he promised those gathered at the Brooklyn bar that this year’s mayoral race was “going to be a reset moment. A major reset.”

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/8/13/173117/701

  • rikyrah

    Congress isn’t ‘exempt’ from Obamacare
    By Steve Benen
    Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:35 AM EDT

    If you’ve been following the health care debate lately, you’ve probably heard quite a bit of talk about Congress being “exempt” from the Affordable Care Act. It’s a talking point the right has pushed quite aggressively, but is it true?

    Republicans certainly want us to think so. Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) complained about an “outrageous exemption for Congress.” The far-right editorial page of the Wall Street Journal and Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint touted a similar line last week. Over the weekend, Republican media figures, including Bill Kristol and Ana Navaro, repeated the talking point on the Sunday shows, and no one thought to correct them. This morning, in an unusually hysterical piece, a Washington Times columnist suggested the policy might constitute “treason.” (No, seriously, that’s what it said.)

    The policy certainly sounds awful, doesn’t it? If “Obamacare” is so great, why are members of Congress eager to exempt themselves from the new federal system? No wonder Fox is so worked up over this.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/08/14/20021898-congress-isnt-exempt-from-obamacare?lite

  • rikyrah

    Senate Minority Bystander
    By Steve Benen
    Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:00 AM EDT.

    The fight among Republicans over whether to shut down the government in the fall isn’t going away. The Heritage Foundation’s political-activism arm is trying to convince GOP lawmakers that the fallout wouldn’t be that bad; Karl Rove and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) sparred this week on Sean Hannity’s radio show over the strategy; and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus are conspicuously contradicting each other.

    This is ordinarily the point at which Republican leaders intervene to prevent the intra-party fissures from getting too severe. And for a brief moment yesterday, it looked like that had finally happened.

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told a crowd at a health care forum in Kentucky on Tuesday that while he does not like the president’s health care law, shutting down the government over funding it “will not stop” it from existing.

    “I’m for stopping Obamacare, but shutting down the government will not stop Obamacare,” McConnell told the audience at Baptist Health Corbin, according to a WYMT-TV reporter at the event.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/08/14/20021730-senate-minority-bystander?lite

  • rikyrah

    ‘The majority is at risk’
    By Steve Benen
    Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:21 PM EDT.

    Is there any real point to talking in any depth about the 2016 race? Of course not; it’s too far away and the last presidential race was just nine months ago. But the 2014 midterms? That’s something else entirely.

    Byron York at the conservative Washington Examiner has a piece that’s generated some interesting conversation today, suggesting that the conventional wisdom surrounding next year’s congressional elections — that the House Republican majority is a virtual lock — is not universally accepted within the GOP.

    Behind the scenes — in whispered asides, not for public consumption — some Republicans are now worried that keeping the House is not such a done deal after all. They look back to two elections, 1998 and 2006, in which Republicans seriously underperformed expectations, and they wonder if 2014 might be a little like those two unhappy years.

    “The majority is at risk,” says one well-connected Republican strategist.

    A lot can and will happen between now and next fall, and making firm predictions this far out is a fool’s errand. That said, I can understand why there’s some anxiety in GOP circles.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/08/13/20009399-the-majority-is-at-risk?lite

  • rikyrah

    Why Do We Allow So Many Ex-GOP to be “Authorities” on “Real Progressives”

    Posted on August 3, 2013 by Milt Shook

    Look, folks; I peg my progressive roots to the age of 14, when I worked for the McGovern Campaign, but my actual roots probably precede that. My father was a union steelworker, and my mom was the daughter of a union worker, as well. I was royally pissed off at the Kent State massacre. I thought Abbie Hoffman was amazing. Spiro Agnew’s and Richard Nixon’s names were said with derision in my house as early as 1968, and I cried, at the age of ten, when Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed. To this day, Bobby Kennedy is still my idol.

    In am just as liberal as anyone out there who claims to speak for the progressive cause, and I have been for pretty much my entire life. So, it really pisses me off when someone comes along and insinuates or says that I’m not a “real” progressive, because I don’t think exactly the way they do. Being liberal or progressive is about being tolerant, and about understanding that not everyone sees every issue the same way. There are a lot of moderates out there who are actually progressive, but they don’t know it, in part because some of the loudest elements of the liberal media scream at the top of their lungs, telling us all what we should believe on every issue. Because they don’t believe exactly that, they figure they’re not very progressive. The problem with this is, they may hate the right wing, but they also come to hate us, even though they probably agree with us on most things.

    What that means is, they’re more likely to stay home, which is virtually a vote in favor of the GOP. How can anyone call themselves a progressive, and claim that voter suppression is a major problem, at the same time they’re discouraging people from voting against the right wing? It makes no sense.

    Over the last couple of years, I’ve been looking at some of the loudest and most influential voices on the left, and I’ve detected a pattern. Let’s see if you can tell what it is.

    http://pleasecutthecrap.com/why-are-so-many-real-progressives-former-republicans/

  • rikyrah

    Joy Ann Reid from last night’s Larry O on the NYC Mayoral Race:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/45755883/#52750096

    • TyrenM

      She cut Quinn a new one.

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

        Quinn = Bloomberg in drag

        • rikyrah

          who you tellin’

  • rikyrah

    eclecticbrotha @eclecticbrotha

    For the record; responding with “you’re being divisive” when PoC express their concerns sounds a lot like “I don’t want to hear it”

    11:32 AM – 13 Aug 2013

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Thats EXACTLY what that is.

  • rikyrah

    The Latest Right-Wing Freakout Over Obamacare

    BY JONATHAN COHN

    The headline was splashed across the top of the Drudge Report this morning: “Obamacare Cost Caps Delayed Until 2015.” The link went to a New York Times story about another Obamacare regulatory decision—in this case, a ruling that some employers have one more year before they must comply with one of the law’s key consumer protections.

    The ruling itself isn’t supposed to be such a surprise. The Administration signaled its intentions in February. But almost nobody (including me) noticed it until last night, when the Times posted a story by Robert Pear. Now some of the law’s critics are pouncing. They say it’s more proof that the law is a “train wreck” and that the administration is sticking it to consumers. “Once again the president is giving a break to big businesses struggling with his health care law while individuals and families unfairly remain stuck under its mandates,” House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement. “This report is just the latest evidence that the law is too costly and too complex to work – and that it’s not being implemented fairly.”

    Everybody needs to breathe—and to put the story in its proper, rather different context.

    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114297/obamacare-consumer-protection-delay-and-conservative-overreaction

    • qosine

      “Proper context” — what a novel idea.

    • Alexander2

      (Companion piece)

      Tabloid Left Goes Apeshit Over Obamacare Non-Issue, Again
      Posted by Spandan C at 5:22 PM
      The People’s View

      The howling Left had another freakout today about something the Obama administration did six months ago. This phenomenon is also known as “a day in which the sun rises in the east.”

      The total freakout this time stemmed from a February announcement by the Departments implementing the
      Affordable Care Act that for small group plans meeting certain conditions only, the ACA’s requirement to impose an out-of-pocket maximum will be relaxed only for the first year.

      http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2013/08/the-tabloid-left-goes-apeshit-over.html

  • rikyrah

    Obamacare: Still not a “trainwreck”

    By Greg Sargent, Published: August 13 at 2:33 pm

    The other day I asked a nonpartisan expert in House races how the battle over Obamacare implementation will play in the 2014 Congressional races. His conclusion: The party that wins over independents on the issue will be the one who most convincingly demonstrates a genuine interest in fixing our health care system.

    This comes to mind again with the latest dust-up over Obamacare’s implementation, which Republicans are citing as the latest sign it’s a “train wreck.” As Robert Pear reports: “the administration has delayed until 2015 a significant consumer protection in the law that limits how much people may have to spend on their own health care.” Obamacare’s limits on what people pay as part of deductibles and co-payments has been put on hold.

    Ezra Klein has a nice summary of what this means in policy terms. As he notes, this is a small provision relative to the whole law, and the Obama administration is showing appropriate flexibility in implementing a complicated, ambitious reform. Klein also notes the downside: we still don’t know whether the law — including the protections designed to limit costs, particularly for the chronically ill, who would blow past the limits fastest — will work. More delays or changes may be necessary.

    Not all opponents of the law are claiming this latest news proves the law is a “train wreck.” As Ramesh Ponnuru put it, “sometimes a glitch is just a glitch.” Ponuru concluded: “this provision of the law will be able to be implemented.”

    But some GOP officials are grabbing on to it. “Yet another White House Obamacare delay,” tweeted RNC chair Reince Priebus, utilizing the ubiquitous #trainwreck hashtag.

    Republicans seem to think that if they kick enough noise about the law, it will reinforce the narrative that it is a catastrophe, helping them in 2014. But whether or not that will work among persuadable voters — for all I know the main target of it is the base — this particular case reinforces the incoherence and even potential political weakness of the overall GOP posture on health care.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/08/13/obamacare-still-not-a-trainwreck/

    • qosine

      Declare away, cause the ACA, legislated by Congress,
      signed by the President of the United States, and reviewed by the Supreme Court as constitutional (though states retain power to expand Medicaid), is now in the implementation phase, the mechanism by which the Executive Branch enforces a law.

      • conlakappa

        The meme this week is Obamacare: Not Ready for Primetime. All of the things that won’t be implemented, donchaknow, which apparently happened in a vacuum.

        • qosine

          “A vacuum” I tell ya. It’s like Obamacare
          just came out of — nowhere! lol

        • MsKitty

          Yep. Last night was listening to CBS Evening News simulcast on way home, and they were pushing that meme for all it was worth for a good 5 minutes.

  • rikyrah

    Rubio hopes to leverage right’s Obama hatred on immigration
    By Steve Benen
    Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:20 AM EDT.

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) realizes that his party’s base disagrees with him on immigration reform, and is all too aware of the impact this might have on his national ambitions. It’s one of the reasons the far-right Floridian has been pushing for a government shutdown and new restrictions on reproductive rights — Rubio wants to get back in conservatives’ good graces.

    But the senator hasn’t given up on immigration altogether, and yesterday offered the right another defense of his efforts.

    Marco Rubio’s back in the ring on immigration reform and he’s got a new move: Congress needs to fix the problem — or Barack Obama will.

    The line is meant to touch a nerve with conservatives who might dislike the idea of immigration reform, but loathe the idea of Obama taking on any major issue on his own — let alone immigration. [...]

    “It’s not an empty threat,” said Frank Sharry, a veteran immigration reform proponent at the organization America’s Voice. “If Republicans block reform with a path to citizenship, immigration reform activists will look at all their options, including broad executive action.”

    It’s worth pausing to note what angle to the immigration debate Rubio considers most persuasive to the right. Is it the moral, pro-family argument? Or maybe a focus on economic growth? Deficit reduction? Beefing up border security?

    No, Rubio believes the only argument that conservatives might find compelling is the one that leverages the right’s contempt for the president. We need to pass reform, he says, or that awful Obama will cut out the legs from under us.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/08/14/20022665-rubio-hopes-to-leverage-rights-obama-hatred-on-immigration?lite

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

    Aww….Wassa matta Jamilah? Your little publicity stunt didn’t work as planned? Woo, woo, woo!

    Jamilah Lemieux ‏@JamilahLemieux 9h
    I’m officially done and I’m just gonna tweet about wine, men and music, maybe pop culture LOLz and stuff for a while.

    Jamilah Lemieux @JamilahLemieux 47m
    Many of the ‘angry’ reactions to #blackpowerisforblackmen are from people who not only missed the point, but got riled up in the process.

    Jamilah Lemieux @JamilahLemieux 47m
    But I will not be the mama bird chewing up info for the baby birds and feeding it to you. Those who care to understand will.

    Jamilah Lemieux @JamilahLemieux 46m
    And those who hated Black women before last night will continue to do so. Water wet, mountain high, valley low, sexists sexist.

    • Miranda

      Heifer please………..she needs to happy that her ratchet attempt at a publicity stunt simmered down so that now we won’t have 15 segments devoted to “why can’t black people get along?” all over the Today Show, The View and GMA right before the big march next week.

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

        Dang! That’s another good point! Was this an attempt to sabotage the March anniversary? Hmm…

        • conlakappa

          No doubt. Start with “black on black” crime and move from there.

        • Miranda

          She was trying to get put on at all of our expense. Thought she would be sitting on every segment from O’Reilly to MHP talking about how the black man keeping black women down and undoubtedly throwing massive shade at PBO in the process. This shit is so transparent.

          • Tafr

            Exactly Miranda! The only way these idiots can get TV time is when they are putting us down and throwing the president under the bus. Now you would think they would catch the irony but then again they don’t give a damn.

    • itgurl_29

      That hashtag was a disgrace. We had Becky up against the wall and these idiots just had to ruin it. I’m so glad it flopped.

    • Ebogan63

      She got her stupid ass chin checked, now she gonna go turtle

  • GreenLadyHere
    • Daltex82

      Woot Woot!

      • GreenLadyHere

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  • rikyrah

    Cory Booker Wins Senate Primary. The Far-Left Wins Nothing. Again.

    By Bob Cesca · August 14,2013

    Newark, New Jersey mayor Cory Booker is one step closer to being the next senator from the Garden State. He won the Democratic primary on Tuesday by a significant margin over his rivals, Rep. Frank Pallone, Assembly Speaker Shiela Oliver and Rep. Rush Holt.

    Historically speaking, if he wins on October 16, Booker will also be the only elected African American member of the United States Senate, and the ninth member in history. (Yeah, there’s still something very, very wrong with American voters.)

    There’s another dimension to this election, meanwhile, that only appeared briefly on the blogs and via social media. Were it not for the divisiveness on the left created by the Edward Snowden NSA drama, with far-left activists supporting Snowden’s leaks and with pragmatic center-left liberals expressing disdain for the hyperbolic, outraged sensationalism of the story, the New Jersey special election would’ve surely been a huge battleground between those two factions.

    Honestly, I didn’t really think about how the far-left, which orbits around writers like Glenn Greenwald and publications like Salon.com and which essentially helms the progressive movement, would regard Booker’s candidacy. But in hindsight, this faction coming out in sharp opposition to Booker doesn’t surprise me in the slightest. For some reason, be it ideological purity or self-immolation or both, the far-left appears to enjoy losing spectacularly and in a way that serves to ostracize it from the policy-making grown-up’s table.

    Even though the far-left’s support was too little too late, activists vocally rallied around Holt, who was regarded as the only truly progressive candidate of the field. However, they supported Holt in a way that wasn’t just an endorsement of their candidate, they also scathingly attacked Booker’s record, even scoffing at his heroic deeds in Newark, such as when rescued a woman from a burning building and when he saved an abused dog. Among others, the attacks on Booker came from Alex Pareene and David Sirota from Salon.com, Crooks & Liars, DailyKos and, naturally, Glenn Greenwald. Together they engaged in a tone-deaf, polemical, bridge-burning group assault on Booker.

    Why? What could the far-left have possibly won by this strategy?

    In a word: nothing. Nothing. Actually, I take it back — they’ve won the sanctimonious self-satisfaction and hipster cred that goes along with taking a principled stand and then losing by embarrassingly horrendous margins, while subsequently being tagged as politically impotent. Other than that, it’s yet another example of the utter strategic foolishness of this crowd.

    http://thedailybanter.com/2013/08/cory-booker-wins-new-jersey-primary-the-far-left-wins-nothing-again/

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

    So, basically, EmoProgs didn’t read the memos and jumped to conclusions. Again.

    DNI Clapper won’t control spying review, White House says

    The White House said on Tuesday that Director of National
    Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper won’t choose members of a special
    committee tasked with reviewing high-tech U.S. spying programs and
    ferreting out abuses. Clapper also won’t run the study, officials said.

    “The panel members are being selected by the White House, in
    consultation with the Intelligence Community,” National Security Council
    spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said in a statement emailed to Yahoo News.

    “The Review Group will be made up of independent outside experts. The
    DNI’s role is one of facilitation, and the Group is not under the direction of or led by the DNI,” Hayden said. “The members require security clearances and access to classified information so they need to be administratively connected to the government, and the DNI’s office is the right place to provide that. The review process and findings will be the Group’s.”

    President Barack Obama and Clapper each issued separate memos on Monday saying that the DNI would set up the group. But neither explicitly said who would choose its members. The top spy even called it “the Director of National Intelligence Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies.”

    That led to something of a backlash, as critics of the national security state pointed to Clapper’s testimony to Congress in March that the National Security Agency does not collect any kind of data on millions of Americans. Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s leaks have buried that assertion, and Clapper later said he was groping for the “least untruthful” description of the agency’s programs.

    MORE: http://news.yahoo.com/-dni-clapper-won%E2%80%99t-control-spying-review–white-house–194607489.html

    • Kennymack1971

      EmoProgs…wrong again.

  • GreenLadyHere

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  • jziglar

    I’m not a big fan of Cory Booker on some issues like education reform
    but the guy is no monster and certainly not a Joe Lieberman type. The far left is pissed because they don’t have the sway in the Democratic Party like the far right has in the Republican party.

    And I noticed that Sirota, Greenwald, and other emo libertarians love to attack black candidates so I’m not surprised that they were hateful
    towards Cory Booker.

    • qosine

      Emoz, u mad?

      • Daltex82

        They stay mad!

        • crazycanuck

          and stupid

    • pamelabrown53

      Bob Cesca @ TheDailyBanter.com has a good article that dovetails nicely with your comment, jziglar.

      • jziglar

        Oh thanks Pamela ! That article was on point.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB – – -SEVERALpeople will B IN COURT –4 SENTENCING 2-day: —

    – —-☺Jesse Jackson Jr. to be sentenced —-
    —— Jesse Jackson Jr. is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court on Wednesday after pleading guilty to charges he illegally spent $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.

    The former Illinois Democrat and son of the civil rights leader will be
    sentenced in Washington D.C. on a felony conspiracy charge.

    – –☺Manning plans statement during sentencing hearing in military court

    – —-Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for leaking 700,000 secret government documents, plans to take the witness stand Wednesday at a military sentencing hearing.
    Manning plans to give a statement on what is expected to be the final day of the defense portion of his sentencing. He faces up to 90 years in prison. A military judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, will determine the sentence.

    The statement from Manning would be his first since he
    was found guilty of espionage for funneling the documents to the
    anti-secretary website WikiLeaks. The 25-year-old soldier has kept his silence since his trial began on June 3.

    THERE IS MORE —— –U A LIFER!! —-PERIOD!

  • itgurl_29

    Wait, so Bill De Blasio is the white dude who has the black wife with locs, the daughter with locs, and the son with the huge afro? And he’s in the lead? Yasssss!

    We got a black family as First Family of the United States and we’re about to have a black family as the First Family of NYC.

    God is good. That’s all I gotta say. All of the media will be covering election night and 2520s around the country are gonna be crying tears when they see who’s moving into Gracie Mansion.

    • jziglar

      LOL ! I called it last week when I said that De Blasio was going to come out ahead. Quinn is not that well liked and her support was never that great. She is the only candidate who has not increased her support and she has been wrong on some key issues.

      It’s going to be very interesting when we have a black family in Gracie Manor, the first black governor of Maryland, and the first elected black Senator in New Jersey, along with the First African American President.

      • itgurl_29

        2520s are going to lose their damn minds.

    • rikyrah

      I hope you view the clip below with Joy Ann Reid on Larry O last night.
      Joy Ann made several points:
      1. Quinn hasn’t reached out to the Black Community
      2. DeBlasio has been , with the Asian Candidate – the only ones who have been out front about STOPPING
      Stop and Frisk .
      The Black candidate has tried to be mealy mouthed about Stop and Frisk (Joy didn’t say it that way, but it’s what she meant)
      3. The most fluid vote out there is THE BLACK VOTE, which accounts for 28% of the NYC voting populace.

      • jds09

        Love Joy Ann she tells the truth. The black vote is and has been a thinking politically smart electorate.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ —UPDATE: – -2 HONOR annnd PRAY 4 —Dear Miss ALEXIS MURPHY♥ –AMEN. —

    —- -Randy Taylor, Suspect In Alexis Murphy Disappearance, Is Person Of Interest In Another Disappearance
    – — -A 48-year-old man who was charged in connection with the disappearance of Virginia teenager Alexis Murphy, is also a longtime person of interest in the disappearance of another teenage girl, authorities said.

    According to Orange County commonwealth’s attorney Diane Wheeler, Randy Taylor is the last person to have contact with Samantha Clarke, a 19-year-old who disappeared three years ago.
    THERE IS MORE – — –***tears***

    – —-WE PRAY 4 U —Dear ALEXIS♥ annnd your Family/Friends. AMEN.

    • malletgirl02

      Thank you Greenlady as always keeping us in the know. Praryer for her also.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY malletgirl02♥. ***BIG HUG** :>) – –

        My pleasure.:>) WE surely don’t get the PRESS that OTHERS do annnd soo I would like 2 keep her in OUR THOUGHTS annnd PRAYERS. :>) —

        THANK U 4 sharin’. :>) — BLESS U. malletgirl02. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB – — Sooo – -WE got: —SEXUAL HARRASSMENT-GATE: — -HOOTERS-GATE —annnd CREDIT CARD EXPENSES-GATE —annnd he’s STILL da MAYOR!!!

    —- -San Diego Mayor Filner’s expenses under scrutiny

    —- -A CNN investigation has revealed explosive new details in the scandal surrounding San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

    Filner is accused of sexual harassment by more than a dozen women, and calls for his resignation have grown louder and louder by the day.

    But in a new twist, CNN has discovered that some of Filner’s alleged liaisons – from bar tabs to international trips – may have been paid for with taxpayer money.
    THERE IS MORE —

    — –PROTECTION of da COMPLEXION —geesh!!

    In comparison –the RACIST RE-THUCKERS R trynta —INVENT FAUX-scandals against —MR. PRESIDENT!! –in order 2 disparage him!! — –
    — —YES! —“Da STRUGGLE” —continues. . .

  • Miranda

    At first I thought these were jokes…but apparently not. She says these are quotes, she took notes listening to him.

    N/A ‏@justjerdi9m
    @britters_43 @LoisLnae swear, that is exactly what he said. I took notes!
    —————————————-
    N/A ‏@justjerdi56m
    “In order for a resurgence to occur in the Rep party, we have to get the black vote. I’ve been to the west end 4 times.” #RandPaulquotes

    N/A ‏@justjerdi55m
    “We have to talk about injustice and fairness. That’s important to them.” #RandPaulquotes

  • Alma98

    Morning all

    • qosine

      Good Morning, Alma! You and your smiling suns:)

    • GreenLadyHere

      GOOD MORNTIN’ Alma98 :>) —***BIG –SUNNY HUG** :>)
      —–Our —DAILY -JOY! — Just –chillin’. .LOL —THANK U♥ – –
      – – — Continuin’ 2 PRAY 4 —“DAUGHTER”Alma. :>) – –

      • Alma98

        Morning GLH ***HUGS*** Yeah I’m trying to just chill today lol. Daughters fine thank you for caring.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Alma – –:>) — Good. :>) Annnd U♥/Family R endearin. :>) B BLESSED. :>)

          • Alma98

            Awww GLH you’re the best.

          • GreenLadyHere

            –Alma – –***blushin’ :>)***

    • crazycanuck

      HEY ALMA, Good Morning

    • rikyrah

      Good Morning, Alma :)

      • Alma98

        Morning rikyrah:) It’s another beautiful day here, got my window open.

  • Miranda

    White House rejects call for ‘Gun Free Zone’ around Obama, Biden
    By Justin Sink – 08/14/13 11:04 AM ET

    President Obama needs armed security because he faces “serious, persistent and credible threats on a daily basis,” the White House said in response to a petition meant to undercut his push for new gun controls.

    The “We the People” petition was submitted nine days after the elementary school shooting last year in Newtown, Conn. It called for the elimination of armed guards that protect the president and vice president and the establishment of “Gun Free Zones” around them — a reference to a federal law that bans firearms on school grounds.

    The petition garnered more than 40,000 signatures, enough to trigger an automatic response from the White House.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/316999-white-house-slaps-down-call-for-a-gun-free-zone-around-president-obama#ixzz2bxWUuROY

    • qosine

      HELL NO!!!! Duly answered, now take that
      petition to the shredder, where it belongs.

      • crazycanuck

        Double HELL NO!!!!!

    • Alma98

      They just throwed Biden in there to make it seem like they’re not being racist. When we know the real target is the Obamas.

      • crazycanuck

        yup, had the same thought

      • gn

        So true. And among racists there’s also a genuine disdain for n-lovers. PBO’s the target but they have no love for Biden at all.

  • Miranda

    I don’t think this is gonna go how they hope.

    ISRAEL TO PAY STUDENTS TO DEFEND IT ONLINE
    By DANIEL ESTRIN— Aug. 14 11:34 AM EDT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is looking to hire university students to post pro-Israel messages on social media networks — without needing to identify themselves as government-linked, officials said Wednesday.

    The Israeli prime minister’s office said in a statement that students on Israeli university campuses would receive full or partial scholarships to combat anti-Semitism and calls to boycott Israel online. It said students’ messages would parallel statements by government officials.

    “This is a groundbreaking project aimed at strengthening Israeli national diplomacy and adapting it to changes in information consumption,” the statement said.

    more here: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/israel-pay-students-defend-it-online

    • qosine

      What happened to student exchange programs?
      That’s a much better way.

    • Alma98

      SMH

    • BoomerGal

      Bring it!! I’ll wait!

  • GreenLadyHere

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    Milestone:
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    It’s Day 30 for the @dreamdefenders and you know, it takes 30 days to form a habit! It’s in their bones now! #noturningback #bethepower
    Retweeted by The Dream Defenders

    – – -☺@Dreamdefenders
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    Julian Bond- 4 terms in GA House, 6 in Senate, former @NAACP chairmen, a #SNCC founder, first pres of @SPLCENTER- visits #TakeoverFL Thurs! —Woo! Hoo! — –

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    “The humanity of all Americans is diminished when any group is denied rights granted to others.” We… http://instagram.com/p/c_7SsyP8wX/

    – — -BLESS U♥ –annnnd YOUR —LEADERSHIP – —-In “Da STRUGGLE” –AMEN. :>)

    • TyrenM

      Bond yes! Jealous??? Ungh.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        —LOL —***fist bump*** :>)- –Howeva –LUVIN’ the way that people R –“MARCHIN'” – –2 FLA. 2 GIVE them –SUPPORT. :>) – —

        THEY —INSPIRE. :>) —Good 2 C U TyrenM. :>)

    • rikyrah

      they give me strength

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        —POWERFUL —MOVEMENT. :>) Good 2 C U. :>)

    • MsKitty

      Dream Defenders and 1911 United just make my heart swell with pride. They’re not just carrying the torch, but sprinting with it.

      • GreenLadyHere

        GOOD MORNTIN’ MsKitty. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>) —

        – –THIS: – — >They’re not just carrying the torch, but sprinting with it. —BEAUTIFUL. :>) – —

        Also: —1911 –is –IN IT!- – -:>)

        Good 2 C U MsKitty. :>)

  • Miranda

    its not even noon……she drunk already?

    Peggy Noonan: Obama Should Defend Missouri Rodeo Clown
    TOM KLUDT 11:52 AM EDT, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14, 2013

    Peggy Noonan offered a “classy” suggestion to President Barack Obama on Tuesday: go to bat for that rodeo clown in Missouri.

    A rodeo clown who wore an Obama mask last weekend at the Missouri State Fair drew condemnation from many, including Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO). The clown subsequentlyreceived a lifetime ban from the state fair.

    But Noonan, writing on her blog for The Wall Street Journal, believes that Obama should put a stop to the outrage:

    Let me suggest a classy Obama move that might go over well. From his Vineyard vacation spot he should have the press office issue a release saying his reaction to finding out a rodeo clown was rudely spoofing him, was, “So what?” Say he loves free speech, including inevitably derision directed at him, and he does not wish for the Missouri state fair to fire the guy, and hopes those politicians (unctuously, excessively, embarrassingly) damning the clown and the crowd would pipe down and relax. This would be graceful and nice, wouldn’t it? He would never do it. He gives every sign of being a person who really believes he shouldn’t be made fun of, and if he is it’s probably racially toned, because why else would you make fun of him?

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/peggy-noonan-obama-should-defend-missouri-rodeo-clown

    • itgurl_29

      This drunk bitch.

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

      Here we go again with these 2520s wanting Black people to take the higher ground and defend their racist bs.

      • itgurl_29

        I know it ain’t popular because in some ways the man was indeed a saint, but that MLK’s turn the other cheek philosophy has done a lot of harm, imo. I’ll just leave it at that cause I don’t wanna offend folks. But I personally think like my grandfather who always said that the only thing 2520 understand is to get their ass whopped and their pockets emptied. If you ain’t beating them upside the head or messing with their money, they will not leave you alone. And now it’s pretty much believed by one and all that black folk are supposed to forgive any and all transgressions against us. And if we don’t, we are the ones who are morally wrong, not the racist. I could go on and on, but I have a real problem with that.

        • Ebogan63

          I agree with you itgurl. MLK was staying true to his beliefs, but I always followed the Malcolm X creed: I will be non-violent as long as you are non-violent if not all bets are off!

          • edp4bho

            Brother Malcolm fit my personna well. Much respect though to MLK. He did what he had to and thank God we had a choice.

        • rikyrah

          but that MLK’s turn the other cheek philosophy has done a lot of harm, imo.

          And it died April 4, 1968.

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

            I should get that copyrighted and get paid. A sista needs some new boots for the fall!

        • jziglar

          I’ve never been a big proponent of turning the other cheek. I’m more of a eye for a eye tooth for a tooth kind of person.

        • Kennymack1971

          I agree. Sometimes these 2520s need to be dealt with in a language they understand.

        • Town

          I don’t think so. At the time the turn the other cheek philosophy was needed so the world could see black people being terrorized for no good reason and feel sympathy for them.

          The problem isn’t the “turn the other cheek” stance. The problem is with all the Snack Pack Negroes who excuse and justify insults & brutality & blame black people for it (i.e. Crystal Wright). The Snack Pack will sell out other black people for a snack pack quicker than you can say KFC.

          Obama’s stance is correct b/c if he were to swing on them like he wants to, people would say the white folks are justified. Right now, plenty of white folks are seeing the treatment of the president and they KNOW it’s only b/c he’s black.

          The EmoProgs who demand he swing on the GOP/others know full well if he did they’d be the first ones in the crowd to condemn Obama as an angry black man, out of control.

          Now because OBAMA is peaceful & calm doesn’t mean everyone else has to be. :-)

          And Obama is not even thinking about the Rodeo Clown, he is chillin on vacation with his wife & kids & friends while Rodeo Clowns try their best to get his attention. That’s what’s driving a lot of these Rodeo Clowns mad, the fact that Obama considers them a non factor and has put them on ignore.

          • itgurl_29

            I understand the President has to turn the other cheek, even though, like you said, he ain’t thinking about some rodeo clown.

            I can understand blk folk in positions of real power having to walk that tight rope. But for me, as an everyday person, I deal with them the same way they deal with me.

          • Town

            That’s what infuriates them the most. Obama won’t acknowledge them. And it’s driving them crazier and crazier.

          • edp4bho

            “But for me, as an everyday person, I deal with them the same way they deal with me.”

            Yes. And we musn’t fret any consequences as a result.

    • qosine

      No, Peggy.

    • rikyrah

      Bitch, please

    • Kennymack1971

      Nooners has been guzzling the Iiquor again I see.

      • conlakappa

        Hard. Had someone done this to St. Ronnie she’d be up in arms. A banning would not have been good enough. Rudely spoofing? Um, okay then. Violent ideation is just something to do, like a passing fancy!

  • rikyrah

    Because this never gets old:

    Steve Harvey calling out Travis and Corny

    • itgurl_29

      That was legendary.

      • rikyrah

        President of UTLOO
        The Uncle Tom Look Out Society…
        LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ —TWEETIN’ —TRUTH :>) —Mr. KB :>) —

    —-☺@keithboykin
    I was just talking to @claycane on the phone and we both agree this is why Bill de Blasio is leading in the polls. http://youtu.be/GgvXniTz7D8
    View media

    — ☺@keithboykin
    This Daily Show interview with John Oliver and Jessica Williams explains why stop-and-frisk is so offensive.
    http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/tue-august-13-2013/frisky-business
    View media —

    — — ☺@keithboykin
    “It is a hard fact that
    white-collar crime is disproportionately committed by people who fit a certain profile.” – Jessica Williams

    MORE L8R. :>)

    • qosine

      Keith Boykin is always ON it.
      I love his solid facts and stats.
      Thx, GreenLady for bringing him over here.

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        – –***BIG fist bump** —-I love his solid facts and stats. –:>) CO-SIGN!- – –***HUGS** :>)

        Good 2 C U qosine. :>) –

    • conlakappa

      Is he biting from me?! I said Dante is why he’s leading.

      • itgurl_29

        I want Dante to ask Malia to the prom. That would be too cute. Folks would be so freakin’ mad! #privilegedblackteens

      • qosine

        Why yes, conlakappa!

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        LOL – –Check annnd C ifff he is –FOLLOWING U. :>) – —Good 2 C U conlakappa. :>)

  • Alma98

    deleted

    • rikyrah

      ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!

  • Miranda

    Things getting real serious in Egypt!

    • Alma98

      I think things are going to be like it is for awhile, until the
      country figures out what they want. Unfortunately death and destruction comes with that.

      • crazycanuck

        As the old saying goes, it will probably get worse before it gets better.

        • Alma98

          Yep

    • conlakappa

      I had to watch coverage this morning on BBC so as not to hear “so what is Obama going to do about it/50 reasons it’s his fault.” I give side-eye to pop-up revolutions. What are the invisible hands on this?

      • jziglar

        We have plenty of stupid white people in this country who believe America can do anything and can control everything that happens in the world.

    • JojoRaze

      DANG! I’m reading the news on the BBC app. Seems like the military was basically trying to exterminate the morsi supporters and El Baradeii is like ‘Nawl, y’all tripping with all this killing. I don’t like Morsi but ritually slaughtering his supporters ain’t cool.’ So he’s quit.

      Creating a democratic society in a globalized world is hard because the structure step up already can’t readily incorporate the new country. The a Egyptians kicked morsi out not b/c he was too religiously extreme, but b/c the economy never recovered after the dictator fell.

      • 7thangel

        el baradeii basically shirked his responsibility. he has blood on his hands.

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

      And according to this ABC reporter, PBO needs to be out in them Egyptian streets putting a stop to the violence:

      devindwyer @devindwyer 32m
      WH again condemns violence in #Egypt, but still refuses to call a coup a coup. $1.3 B in aid keeps flowing. Obama, meanwhile, is golfing.

      • jziglar

        Who cares ABC ! Let the Egyptians figure it out on their own. The U.S. should be a bystander when it comes to this issue.

        • malletgirl02

          I think it is about time for Egypt and countries like it to take responsibility for themselves. They can’t go running to Uncle Sam anymore. If the U.S. keeps on being captain save a lot there can be no real progress in Egypt. The election of Morsi and the coup are all their own doing. They can’t blame the U.S. for this.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ —O.K. — -I’m –CONFUSED. . .

    – —Now Oprah Winfrey insists she WAS victim of racism at Swiss store and reveals how she nearly called her friend Jennifer Aniston who the $38,000 bag was named after – –

    – —–SUMMARY- – —

    ☺Oprah gave extraordinary interview to Swiss newspaper Blick claiming she experienced what ‘people of black or brown color experience daily’
    ☺Oprah has accused a store assistant at a Zurich store of ‘racism’ for refusing to show her a $38,000 Tom Ford Jennifer handbag
    ☺Said she was dressed nicely and ‘didn’t look like a homeless person’ and usually people are ‘pressing noses against glass to watch her shopping’
    ☺Admits she wouldn’t have bought the bag if she knew its price before she asked to see it
    ☺Oprah regrets that it has become a ‘national affair’ in Switzerland

    ——-Oprah Winfrey insisted that she WAS a victim of racism and she experienced what ‘people of black or brown
    color experience daily’, in an interview with a Swiss newspaper published today.

    Oprah,one of the world’s richest women, revealed on Entertainment Tonight last week that she felt discriminated against when a sales assistant in a luxury Zurich Boutique refused to show her a $38,000 handbag designed by Tom Ford and named after Jennifer Aniston.

    ‘I was asked if I am confronted with racism,’ she told Swiss daily Blick in an interview in Los Angeles on Monday night but not published until today.
    THERE IS MORE —

    – —Ms. OPRAH: —U WERE a victim of RACISM!! – —Annnd WE NOW KNOW the EXTENT of the RACISM annnd CORRUPTION –that exists there.—***sigh*** —

    • itgurl_29

      They are really trying it with Oprah. SMH

      • Miranda

        They really are. Really trying to test her…gonna mess around and get their feelings hurt.

        • itgurl_29

          Oprah is no longer thinking about their behinds. She’s building a very black network and the are mad. They were gleeful as hell when OWN was floundering and now that it’s thriving, and showing quality black programming at that, they simply cannot take it.

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

            Ever since O backed PBO for president, 2520s been mad. Real mad.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY itgurl_29. ***BIG HUG** :>) —

        ——***BIG fist bump*** :>)–annnd THEY will have US 2 –BACK HER UP! —

        — –DEY ON’T want none. - – -humph

        Good 2 c U itgurl_29 :>)– -

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up!

  • Alma98

    moved

    • Miranda

      I am SO looking forward to the reaction from the right wing – It will be priceless.

  • Karen E. Sutton

    Greetings,

    Re: Wednesday Open Thread: African-Americans and the Revolutionary War”, where did you get pix and info on William Flora?

    Thanks.