October 22, 2014

Wednesday Open Thread: African-Americans in Aviation and Space

This week’s open threads are highlighting the accomplishments of African-Americans in Aviation and Space. 

Dr. Guion Stewart “Guy” Bluford, Jr. (born November 22, 1942), is an engineer, retired Colonel from the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. He participated in four Space Shuttle flights between 1983 and 1992. In 1983, as a member of the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger on the mission STS-8, Bluford became the first African American in space, and the second person of African ancestry, after the Cuban cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez.

Bluford was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, graduated from Overbrook High School. He received a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1964, an M.S. in aerospace engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) in 1974, a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering with a minor in laser physics, again from AFIT, in 1978, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston–Clear Lake in 1987. He married Linda Tull in 1964 and has two sons, Guion III and James.

Bluford attended pilot training at Williams Air Force Base, and received his pilot wings in January 1966. He then went to F-4C combat crew training in Arizona and Florida and was assigned to the 557th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam. He flew 144 combat missions, 65 of which were over North Vietnam.

In August 1972, he entered the Air Force Institute of Technology residency school at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Upon graduating in 1974 with his master’s degree, he was assigned to the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as a staff development engineer. He served as deputy for advanced concepts for the Aeromechanics Division and as branch chief of the Aerodynamics and Airframe Branch in the Laboratory. Bluford has written and presented several scientific papers in the area of computational fluid dynamics. He also has an FAA commercial pilot license. 

Bluford became a NASA astronaut in August 1979. Out of thousands of possible astronaut candidates, only 36 were chosen, and Guion was one of them. His technical assignments have included working with Space Station operations, the Remote Manipulator System(RMS), Spacelab systems and experiments, Space Shuttle systems, payload safety issues and verifying flight software in the Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory (SAIL) and in the Flight Systems Laboratory (FSL). Bluford was a mission specialist on STS-8, STS-61-A,STS-39, and STS-53.

Bluford’s first mission was STS-8, which launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on August 30, 1983. This was the third flight for the Orbiter Challenger and the first mission with a night launch and night landing. STS-8 completed 98 orbits of the Earth in 145 hours before landing atEdwards Air Force Base, California, on September 5, 1983.

Bluford then served on the crew of STS-61-A, the German D-1 Spacelab mission, which launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on October 30, 1985. This mission was the first to carry eight crew members, the largest crew to fly in space and included three European payload specialists. This was the first dedicated Spacelab mission under the direction of the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DFVLR) and the first U.S. mission in which payload control was transferred to a foreign country (German Space Operations Center, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany). After completing 111 orbits of the Earth in 169 hours, Challenger landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on November 6, 1985.

Bluford’s last mission was STS-53, which launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, on December 2, 1992. The crew of five deployed the classified Department of Defensepayload DOD-1 and then performed several Military-Man-in-Space and NASA experiments. After completing 115 orbits of the Earth in 175 hours, Discovery landed at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on December 9, 1992.

Bluford, an Eagle Scout, was designated as the emissary to return the Challenger flag to Boy Scout Troop 514 of Monument, Colorado in December, 1986. On December 18 of that year, he presented the flag to the troop in a special ceremony at Falcon Air Force Base.

Bluford left NASA in July 1993 to take the post of Vice President/General Manager, Engineering Services Division of NYMA, Greenbelt, Maryland. In May, 1997, he became Vice President of the Aerospace Sector of Federal Data Corporation and in October, 2000, became the Vice President of Microgravity R&D and Operations for the Northrop GrummanCorporation. He retired from Northrop Grumman in September, 2002 to become the President of Aerospace Technology, an engineering consulting organization in Cleveland, Ohio.

He was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame in 1997, and inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame in 2010.

In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed Bluford on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans. In 2006, Bluford was recognized as a distinguished alumnus of Penn State by being selected as the Grand Marshal for his alma mater’s Homecoming celebration.

 

*** All information courtesy of Wikipedia.org***

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  • GN

    /Mitt Romney: Rooting for An Attack on America, Hoping for Iran to Get a Nuclear Weapon

    We already know that the Republican party roots for America to fail. Their blabbermouth-in-chief said so, in so many words. But now, they have a nominee who roots for America to be attacked. That’s not an exaggeration, and it’s not made up. It is almost word for word what Mitt Romney said at the now-infamous fundraiser…

    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2012/09/mitt-romney-rooting-for-attack-on.html#comment-655370089

    **************************************

    As per usual, Deaniac is 1000% correct. These remarks haven’t been discussed enough: Mittens’ admission in this May fundraiser that he would need a foreign crisis similar to the hostages in 1980 in order to command the news cycle. Fast forward to September, and we have Americans under attack and Romney tripping over himself, violating his own promise to avoid petty politicking on 9/11, and [incompetently] executing a preplanned strategy cooked up by his campaign, in advance, to paint PBO as an apologist. This is beyond outrageous.

    • Miranda

      I’m so with ya’ll on this…the uprising in the Middle East right now was planned and coordinated by the Shelden Adelson crew.

      • GN

        If you honestly believe that half the country aint shit and the only reason that President Obama has such a big floor of support is that we’re all leeches, if you have this much contempt for half of America, and even more disdain for the Muslim world, exactly what in the world would stop you from doing something like this?

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Wednesday MornTin’ GN. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – -THIS: – -executing a preplanned strategy cooked up by his campaign, . .

      Annnd —I don’t think that it was an ACCIDENT that Bibi[MITT-TWIT's "FRIEND] – – -SHOWED UP AT THIS TIME! —

      THEY TRYIN’ ALL KINDS of “DIRTY TRICKS”. – – -WE KNOW.

      Good 2 C U GN. :>)

  • GN

    @WpnsGradeStupid:
    “Willard, born on third base & acting self-made, whining to the rich about what a great deal in life the poor have.” http://ow.ly/dPfaD
    *********************************
    Mittens’ comments weren’t inelegant. His comments were an articulation of his worldview (which is based on lies) delivered to the audience with which he finds the most comfort: rich white men who are too weak and insecure to acknowledge that they are lucky rather than inherently superior to people who have less money than them. And Joe Williams was fired for presciently pointing out that Mittens is most comfortable around this crew by a “news” organization. Says everything about the current media environment in which we live.

    • nellcote

      And Joe Williams was fired for presciently pointing out that Mittens is most comfortable around this crew by a “news” organization.
      ===
      Politico owes him a big apology.

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

    Mornin’ POU!

    Looks like Ol’ Pat is auditioning for a show on Fox News…

    Buchanan: Obama ‘drug dealer of welfare’
    By KATIE GLUECK | 9/19/12 8:31 AM EDT

    President Barack Obama is a “drug dealer of welfare,” conservative commentator Pat Buchanan charged in an interview with Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren Tuesday night.

    “Barack Obama is a drug dealer of welfare,” he said, speaking on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.” “He wants permanent dependency, in my judgment, of all these folks…somehow getting benefits, benefits, benefits and paying no taxes.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81385.html#ixzz26v7sVwqQ

    • GN

      How subtle.

    • MsKitty

      Just go ahead and call him a nigger, Pat. It’s okay, really, because we don’t want you to burst a blood vessel restraining yourself.

    • BoomerGal

      Pat’s still mad cause he didn’t get no nooky from Palin.

  • Miranda

    The most popular hip hop station in Atlanta – one that usually has deep discussions on Love and Hiphop, T.I. and Tiny intermixed with the latest from Rick Ross and Mindless Behavior…..THIS station spent all morning CLOWNING Mitt Romney. Caller after caller just straight up clowning him from A to Z. 19 and 20 yr olds going OFF.

    “Enthusiasm gap” my ass……young black folks are tuned in and paying attention and not being deterred from the polls.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Yep. V103 is going OFF this morning on Mitt Romney. This has me thinking we might turn the state this time.

      • Miranda

        A friend of mine texted me to tune in…and I think a tear fell down my cheek I was so proud.

    • BoomerGal

      That’s great news!! Glad to hear it.

  • GreenLadyHere

    - – -GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNTIN’ POU FAM♥ ***BIG HUG** :>) — MR. PRESIDENT CONTINUES 2 LEAD in POLLS. Woo! Hoo!. -MOVIN’ FORWARD. — –

    – –ENJOY YOUR ENERGY DRANK. :>)

    B BLESSED 2-DAY.

    P.S. —SCHOOL’s IN SESSION 2-DAY in CHICAGO. – – -Yaaaa. 4 da STUDENTS! :>)

  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – —POLL WATCH: —-Good News: —

    – – – -Obama edges Romney in swing state polls- —

    – – – -According to a new USA Today/Gallup poll, President Obama has a two point lead among registered voters in swing states.

    Gallup finds that 48 percent of voters in twelve battleground states support Obama, while 46 percent back Mitt Romney.

    That’s up from 47 percent for Obama and 44 percent for Romney in USA Today/Gallup’s last poll in August — pointing to a slight narrowing of the race.
    THERE iS MORE.

    – –NARROWING?? – —WITH ALL the “GAFFES” – –that that PHOOL has made?? — — —-WAIT 4 da VOTING!! – –

  • rikyrah

    We’re all redistributionists now
    By Steve Benen
    Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:37 AM EDT.

    With the Romney campaign running into quite a bit of trouble over the last week, it was probably inevitable that Republicans would try to unveil a new shiny object. And right on cue, one came along yesterday in the form of an audio clip of Barack Obama speaking in 1998.

    Mitt Romney was eager to bring it up during an interview on Fox News.

    For those who can’t watch clips online, Romney, hoping to draw a contrast with Obama, said, “[F]rankly, we have two very different views about America. The president’s view is one of a larger government. There is a tape that just came out today where the president is saying he likes redistribution. I disagree.”

    Yes, we’re back to talking about redistribution of wealth. Again. To put it mildly, the right was very excited about this yesterday, hoping a 14-year-old comment would become a massive scandal, overshadowing Romney’s disdain for nearly half the country, whom the Republican considers lazy freeloaders.

    But this new “revelation” offers more heat than light. If you listen to the 1998 remarks, you’ll notice that Obama, at the time, acknowledged the legitimacy of some conservative criticism of government — he was pragmatic and even-handed, even 14 years ago — before saying, “I believe in redistribution, at least a certain level, to make sure that everybody has got a shot.”

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/09/19/13961053-were-all-redistributionists-now?lite

    • jds09

      If you are pulling quotes from 14 years ago, you ain’t got squat. Camp Romney is quickly becoming a parody.

  • rikyrah

    ‘If you want to be president, you’ve got to work for everybody’
    By Steve Benen
    Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:00 AM EDT.

    It was late Monday when the political world first learned in earnest about the Mitt Romney video showing the Republican writing off 47 percent of the country, chastising them for considering themselves “victims” and failing to “take personal responsibility.” President Obama, his White House, and his campaign have generally said very little about the controversy since.

    That changed last night when the president sat down with David Letterman, and the host asked about the story. Obama’s comments offered a pretty big hint as to how Democrats intend to use the controversy going forward

    For those who can’t watch clips online, I’ve included the transcript below, but it’s worth emphasizing that while the president used a light touch, his indictment wasn’t subtle.

    Obama said he understands the importance of using his office to “work for everybody,” as if to say Romney’s secretly-recorded remarks prove otherwise. Indeed, the president’s comments painted a picture of a candidate who’s not only prepared to blow off nearly half of the country, but who doesn’t even understand the needs of working people — the folks Romney believes see themselves as “victims” looking for a handout.

    The message going forward, then, is one that presents Romney as so hopelessly out of touch, he’s prepared to ignore the plight of working families nationwide — because he only sees himself as a candidate for some Americans, not all.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/09/19/13960343-if-you-want-to-be-president-youve-got-to-work-for-everybody?lite

  • GN

    http://wattree.blogspot.com/2012/09/its-time-to-boycott-tavis-west-and-all.html

    “It’s Time to Boycott Tavis,West, and All Black-on-Black Racists”

    Like most black people I used to like and admire both Tavis Smiley and Cornel West a great deal, but after they made public fools of themselves on the very day that Barack Obama announced his intention to run for president, I decided to do a little research into them instead of simply buying into the hype. Not long thereafter it started to become clear that their images were merely facades that hid highly ambitious, self-serving, and untrustworthy clowns of the worst kind, and that assessment is not based merely upon my opinion. The most cursory review of the facts will easily bear that out.

    I found that Tavis is the most prolific corporate shill in the Black community, and he’s closely involved with some of the most exploitive corporations of working class people in the country. So I began to ask myself, how can his so-called concern for the poor and middle class coexist with his association with Walmart, Nationwide Insurance, and other corporate manipulators of the poor and middle class?

    [snip]

    You see, contrary to what they would have you believe, these two don’t love Black people – they think they OWN us. They don’t see us as people. They see us as a commodity to be manipulated, bartered and sold. That explains why Tavis and West are so upset with President Obama. When he went around them to get our vote, as far as they’re concerned he stole something from them.

    This is an essay of absolute beauty!

    • MsKitty

      Thanks. So much truth in that piece.

    • Miranda

      BRAVO!!!!!!!!

    • caribbeanobserver

      Tavis and West cannot get over,and I repeat cannot get over, the fact that they were the ‘go to’ ones from caucasian folks at one point. However, after exposing themselves, as the misguided twosome badmouthing the Prez, and with more ‘of colour’ folks coming into relevance with greater wisdom and class, they managed to foist disdain and vexation on themselves from the very people they claim to be concerned about. A shame they can’t take the hint, so I will boldly tell them …..’hey guys, nobody cares.!!!!!!!

    • Worldwatcher7

      Beautiful.

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

      THIS!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – -Priorities USA -OBAMA TEAM AD – – :>)- – – –

    – – – –Pro-Obama ad rips Romney’s ’47 percent’ remark

    – – – -That didn’t take long.

    Priorities USA, the main pro-Obama super-PAC, is out with an ad using Mitt Romney’s remarks that 47 percent of Americans are “dependent on government, who believe they are victims” to paint him as a wealthy man hostile towards the middle class.

    The ad opens with a shot of a mansion. “Behind these doors Mitt Romney calls half the American people ‘dependent upon government, who believe they are victims,’ “ the ad says, using words captured at a private Romney fundraiser and widely circulated this week against him before cutting to a shot of a middle-class home. “Victims? Behind these doors middle-class families struggle. And Romney will make things even tougher, raising taxes by up to $2,000 to give multi-millionaires a $250,000 tax break.”
    THERE IS MORE.

    – – -BRAG HIM DOWN!! – – –FIRED UP! – – -GOTV-2012. –

    • GN

      Thank God for Bill Burton. Romney needs to own these remarks as they are 100% consistent with his vague plans about governing.

      • BoomerGal

        “PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!” lol!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – – –MR. PRESIDENT on DAVID LETTERMAN – —

    – – — Obama: ‘All of us make mistakes’

    – –LOL —“WHYCOME” it sounds like —he’s CLOWNIN’ – -teh MITT-TWIT!! LOL. —

    • GN

      TBH, in at least the portion of that interview which I saw, I kinda wish that he would have been more clear and less professorial and nuanced. PBO operates at a law professor’s level, and the country aint there on that level lol. Romney said that President Obama’s base of support is a coalition of victims who feel entitled to [cough, white people's cough] money and who will never take responsibility for ourselves and our own lives. Romney, idiot that he is, then conflated us with the population of Americans many of whom, for reasons far more legitimate than he depicted, don’t currently have a federal income tax liability. No, that’s not a campaign trail gaffe, no that wasn’t a valid idea expressed in an inarticulate or inelegant way, and no that is not comparable to PBO’s point about people left behind in the economy who cling to social factors when making voting decisions. I kinda wanted for him to be a bit clearer on just how foul Romney’s comments were as that’s kind of getting sanitized and brushed under the rug, but he did score with the “President of all Americans” remarks.

  • Miranda

    Apparently the station manager at this Fox affiliate said “bump that, this will be GREAT for publicity!” and put the Ann Romney interview from yesterday back up. LOL

    Ann Romney: Mitt Doesn’t Disdain The Poor

    The saddest rapid response… The Romney campaign just uploaded a video with the title “Ann Romney to FOX31: Mitt Doesn’t Disdain the Poor.” UPDATE: Apparently the campaign has removed the video from its official account. UPDATE 2: Original video from Fox affiliate added.
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/ann-romney-mitt-doesnt-disdain-the-poor

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

      Ooooh! Miss Ann is NOT pleased! LOL!

      • Aquagranny911

        Miss Ann can not only bite the big cactus but sit on it & rotate. I totally despise this person!

      • BoomerGal

        If Mitt doesn’t win this election, I think he’ll be sleeping with the horses.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – – — -DETAILS! — -DETAILS! —He doesn’t have ‘em! –LOL – – –

    – – -Surrogate Unable To Detail Romney’s Spending Cuts: ‘Every Item’ Has To Be Cut – – –

    —-Virginia governor and Mitt Romney surrogate Bob McDonnell (R) appeared on CNN’s Starting Point on Wednesday morning to tout the GOP presidential candidate’s “detailed plan of five items that he can get done that will get people back to work.” But pressed on the details of Romney’s proposal, McDonnell demurred, repeatedly refusing to explain which programs Romney would cut to meet his goal of slashing $500 billion per year within four years after he takes office.

    “I think what you need is courage and honesty with the people and say, listen, everybody that’s getting — every item in the — in the budget has got to be cut some,” McDonnell declared, “including defense.” Watch it:

    – —ARITHMETIC —continues 2 B his WEAKEST SUBJECT!! –HAH!

    • rikyrah

      Governor Ultrasound is still mad that he wasn’t picked for VP

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

        Whoop! There it is!

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        **fist bump** – –Annnd he ain’t 4-GETTIN’ – -THAT!! LOL

        WEAK surrogate 4 hire. HAH!! – – — —

        Good 2 C U. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – —SPEAK —Ms. Nancy —as U ***reach 4 your gavel*** —:>) –

    – – -Pelosi: Romney meant what he said – –

    – – – -Pelosi, the House minority leader, said she always says the same things at private fundraisers as she does in her public remarks.

    “I always assume and I say what I believe and I think that’s what Gov. Romney did. I think he said what he believed,” Pelosi said during an appearance on the “Today Show.”

    Pelosi’s comments refer to a video clip released Monday that showed Mitt Romney at a closed fundraiser in May saying that 47 percent of the country is dependent on government aid and would never vote for him.
    THERE IS MORE

    • jds09

      Finally someone is saying it. This should be the democratic surrogate response to any of these “parsing” questions our stupid ass media asks. “I believe he meant what he said.” Period. End of story. Pregnant pause. Stare at the reporter. Lift eyebrow, next question? This is my favorite quote in the article:

      “Well that’s really up to the host. People sometimes don’t want cameras in their homes or whatever that is. That’s really up to the host,” Pelosi said. “As far as I’m concerned every event is a public event unless you’re
      going to confession or something.”

      I love Nancy Pelosi.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ jds09. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – -**fist bump*** —She goes STR8 4 da JUGULAR!! LOL –

        – –THIS:- — -As far as I’m concerned every event is a public event unless you’re
        going to confession or something.”
        – — -PURE TRUTH!! :>)

        Sooo — -WE NOT trynta hear all the judicial –BLAH! —BLAH! —on the violation of the “TAPING of COMMUNICATIONS” laws. – – –

        Good 2 C U js09. :>)

        • jds09

          Morning GLH, have a great day!

      • qosine

        As Nancy Pelosi briskly walks toward the gavel . . . soon.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM — – -WOW&1/2!! – – –WHAT a GR8 Humanitarian PROJECT —:>)

    – – – Magic Johnson opens school to give high school dropouts a helping hand

    — -Basketball legend Magic Johnson has opened an education center in downtown Atlanta for high school dropouts.

    The Magic Johnson Bridgescape center helps give those who have left school, or are at risk of dropping out, the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. The program, which has just opened its doors, is free and accepts students aged 14 to 20 years old.

    Unlike traditional schools, Bridgescape takes a holistic approach, with life skills counselors as well as teachers on site to provide developmental and academic support. Students get academic credits online, including one-on-one and small group classes.

    “Those students who finished school [from the center in Ohio] with us at the end of the last school year, 75 percent of them returned at the beginning of the school year to continue their education,” said Jennifer Parker from Bridgescape, in a televised interview with WSB TV 2.

    “You can’t get a decent job in this town so you have to get a high school diploma,” said 19-year-old student Chris Wallace in the same report. “It shows me that someone like him [Magic Johnson] cares about people like us.”
    THERE IS MORE.

    – –THANK U —Mr. “MAGIC”. :>) BLESS U/the STUDENTS. :>) —

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

    Harry Reid don’t give a flukk ya’ll!

    Manu Raju ‏@mkraju
    Reid on Senate floor: “This week we learned that Mitt Romney only wants to be president of half of the United States.”

    Manu Raju ‏@mkraju
    Reid on floor: Who are the 47 percent? “They are not avoiding their tax bills … like Mitt Romney.”

    Manu Raju ‏@mkraju
    Reid repeats charge Romney has long denied: “For all we know, Mitt Romney could be one who paid no federal income tax.”

    • Miranda

      __________________________give’em hell Harry!

    • Aquagranny911

      ♥ Harry Reid! Give Robme the hell he so richly deserves!

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – – –Heeeere’s – — -missy RAFALCA – –OR NOT!! – – – – -LOL – –

    —-Chaos Reigns as Romney Pulls Video of Ann Saying Mitt Doesn’t Disdain the Poor – –

    – –The video the Romney campaign doesn’t want you to see. No, not that one. Another one.

    This is a video the Romney campaign put out themselves, titled “Ann Romney to FOX31: Mitt Doesn’t Disdain the Poor,” based on an interview Mitt’s “secret weapon” Ann Romney gave to a local Fox station. The Romney campaign was in panic mode again last night, scrambling to take it down almost as soon as it went up.

    Watch the full interview here (from which a clip was used for the campaign’s now vanished video):

    – –SNIP- —

    But wait. The campaign then pulled the video when it only had 165 views.

    – – -SNIP – –
    Ann tells Americans that Mitt Romney does NOT disdain poor people, and they can’t have that on a day when Romney has finally managed to curry favor with the Republican base by doubling down on his visceral disdain for the 47 percent parasites of this country (elderly, military, veterans, students, poor children and disabled). His contempt suits their image of the evil liberals they’ve been warned about on Fox News, with Romney condescending, “I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”

    The conservative base is finally getting some smug red meat for their hate addiction and they are NOT going to be denied. Mitt Romney will comply! He will tell the moochers and the takers and the parasites (aka, his base) to man up! They are in full gloat mode.

    – –LOL —missy RAFALCA — -LOST – –her “5 minutes of fame.” – —LOL

    Guess she’ll LEARN WHO is runnin’ HER HUBBY! — -HAH!

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

    BREAKING: — –EXISTING HOME SALES [annnd prices] – -R ON DA RISE!! :>) – – — -GOOD ECONOMIC NEWS.

    THANK U – -MR. PRESIDENT. :>)

    • caribbeanobserver

      Top of the morning Ms Green! It’s all good. I have no doubt that things will get better, but expectation of the instant fix can make folks very fickle.

      • GreenLadyHere

        GOOD MornTin’ caribbeanobserver. ***BIG HUG*** :>) – —

        — ***fist bump** – –POINT! :>) — THIS trend has been presented B4. – -HOPEFUL 4 it’s continuance. :>)

        Good 2 C U. :>)

  • creolechild

    Good morning POU.

    Iran Claims Power Lines to Nuclear Facilities Attacked with Explosives

    Reuters reported that, in a speech to the annual gathering of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iranian Atomic Energy Organization chief Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani claimed the power lines to Iran’s controversial underground nuclear facility, Fordow, were attacked with explosives on August 17. He added that a similar attack took place at the Natanz enrichment facility but did not specify a date. Abassi-Davani speculated the IAEA may have been behind the attack, citing as evidence a coincidental request from the group to visit the facility the morning after the attack.

    http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/09/17/859041/iran-claims-power-lines-to-nuclear-facilities-attacked-with-explosives/

    H/T Greg Noth

  • creolechild

    Health Care Is The Most Shared Policy Issue In Battleground States |

    According to an analysis by social data sharing company ShareThis and CNN, voters living in swing states have shared more articles about health care on social media sites than any other policy issue. Of the 12 swing states considered in the report, including Florida, Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina, an average of 16.1% of total shared articles were about health care. The three states with the highest percentage of shared health care articles were New Mexico at 45%, New Hampshire at 20%, and Wisconsin at 19%.

    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/09/17/861901/health-care-most-shared-policy-issue-in-battleground-states/

    H/T Sy Mukherjee

  • MsKitty

    Gonna have to call the Orkin Man soon to help catch all the rats leaving the ship…

    NC Candidate: I’m No Mitt Romney!

    Republican congressional candidate Mark Meadows said he’s different than GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and would represent all citizens in the 11th Congressional District.

    Meadows made his comments Tuesday in a live, in-studio, forum at WLOS-TV during the evening newscast.

    “It might come as a surprise, but Mitt Romney didn’t call me before he made those comments and ask for my advice,” Meadows said.

    Meadows said voters in the 11th Congressional District are not as easy to define as Romney’s comments seemed to try to do.

    “I’m concerned about all 750,000 people,” he said of his district. “I am here to represent the people of this district.”

    • Aquagranny911

      Dang! Mitty is becoming like poisoned fruit. No body wants a taste of that!

    • Miranda

      its every man for himself time. LOL

    • qosine

      Now this is where Democratic candidates could jump over GOP candidates. “They (GOP) say they’re different from Romney, but you know I’m (as a DEM) I’m really different.”

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM — -THIS comes under the HEADING: – –U! AIN’T! —NEVA! — -LIED!! –LOL —

    — -Country Needs a Democratic House

    – — -It’s going to be pretty tough to win back control of the House of Representatives. It’s definitely doable, but we don’t have much cushion. We need to win 25 seats and there are probably no more than about 35 Republican-held districts where we have a well-funded and credible candidate who has a real shot at victory. But John Boehner is doing everything he can think of to convince the American people that he’s terrible at his job and needs to be replaced. The latest fiasco is the Farm Bill. This is a bill that normally passes with absolutely no difficulty every five years. And that’s what happened in the Senate, where 16 Republicans joined with the Democrats to pass a bill back in June.

    In the House Agriculture Committee, a version of the Farm Bill passed 35-11 in July. That’s the definition of bipartisan. Yet, Speaker Boehner says he doesn’t have the votes to pass the bill so he doesn’t want to have a vote at all. Since the five-year Farm Bill expires on September 30th, it’s kind of important that the House gets something done, so they’re talking about a 3-month or 1-year extension. – –SNIP- –

    And why shouldn’t he look bad? This is a Speaker who couldn’t convince his own caucus to pay our bills on time until a credit rating agency downgraded our nation’s AAA credit rating. Now he can’t pass a farm bill that sailed through the Senate and his own Agriculture Committee. You can’t blame the president for this. You can’t blame the Democrats. All the blame lies with the lunatic Republicans in the House. They need to be voted out so that we can have a government that works again. Period.

    – – -4 THIS annnnd soooo MANY OTHER REASONS!!-

    – -THESE “LUNATICS” —R DANGEROUS 4 THIS COUNTRY! —PERIOD!!

    • Aquagranny911

      The irony of all this is that Farm Bill is most beneficial to folks in red states who often vote Repug. According to my family there are already rumbles from Yuma & Cochise counties ranchers & farmers about the Farm Bill not passing on time. They are getting pissed.

      We will do our best here to put the blame squarely where it belongs on the heads of any teapotty Reps here in AZ. People are also getting livid about the Congress on vacay once again while the business of government is stalled.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY Aquagranny911.♥ ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        — – -HAH! – –GR8 information. :>) —

        Between the “drought’ annnnd the OBSTRUCTION of the RE-THUCKERS – —HOPIN’ that MITT-TWIT annnd the “down-ticket RE-THUGS” – –LOSE – -VOTES!! –HAH!

        U R doin’ GR8 — -AG!! :>) – –KEEP UP the – –WE DA PEOPLE[co] – –ACTIONS!! :>)

        Good 2 C U. AG911. :>)

        • Aquagranny911

          You might get a laugh….

          Ron Barber, the guy who won our run off election to take Gabby Giffords seat back in May has to run again in November. Sis & I worked for him & will support him again.

          Here’s what he said recently (not an exact quote but close)

          “Who knew when you gave me this job that I would work for barely 3 weeks & get nearly 4 months paid vacation! I can’t run on my record because I would have to admit that I still get lost trying to find my way to the Congressional bathrooms. I really promise to do a lot better when you send me back to Congress.”

          I love this guy!

  • creolechild

    The Course Of The Recovery (INFOGRAPHIC)

    Legislation and events marked on the above chart.[....]

    ARRA – (The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or just “The Recovery Act”, i.e., “the Stimulus“), signed February 17, 2009.[....]

    The General Motors (GM) restructuring, which included Chrysler’s reorganization.[....]

    The first budget based on President Obama’s proposals entered into effect with the start of the government fiscal year on October 1, 2009.

    Unemployment Compensation (UC) was extended under the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009.[....]

    Payrolls reached their lower point of the decline from the Great Recession in February 2010.

    HIRE (Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act of 2010) signed in March, 2010.[....]

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) (i.e., “Obamacare”) also signed in March, 2010.[....]

    Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/09/17/course-of-recovery/

    H/T State of Thought

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM — [Apologies ifff a dup] – –A “BLACK HISTORY MOMENT”- [-lookin' FORWARD 2 THIS HISTORICAL EVENT. :>) ]—

    – – –A —FIRST!! – – -Woo! Hoo! :>)

    – — -Anthony Mackie Set To Play African American Marvel Comic Superhero!

    — – – -After rumors and speculation that were later confirmed over the summer, it is reported that actor Anthony Mackie will be joining the cast as African American superhero, Sam Wilson, also known as the Falcon.

    Mackie said he was taking the role seriously because of the significance of Falcon to the Marvel Comics as the first African American super-powered being. He further found the character attractive because Wilson moved from Harlem to Los Angeles to become a drug dealer and pimp but eventually became a crime fighter.

    – – – -CONGRATULATIONS!! :>) – – -WE R PROUD of U! :>) – —

  • creolechild

    19 Companies, Including Starbucks And Levi Strauss, Urge Congress To Extend Wind Tax Credit

    A group of 19 leading companies has sent a letter to Congress asking lawmakers to immediately extend a key tax credit for wind that is set to expire at the end of the year.[....]

    [....] Over the last five years, wind has brought $20 billion of annual private investment to the U.S., according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). There are now 75,000 jobs across the country in wind manufacturing, operations, maintenance and education. However, a report from Navigant Consulting prepared for AWEA concludes that failure to extend the wind tax credit could result in up to 37,000 job losses in the coming year.

    Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/09/18/865741/19-companies-including-starbucks-and-levi-strauss-urge-congress-to-extend-wind-tax-credit/

    H/T Stephen Lacey

  • Miranda

    Home sales jump to highest since May 2010

    The pace of home resales rose in August to its fastest in over two years and the price for sold homes climbed from a year earlier, hopeful signs that a budding housing market recovery is gaining traction.

    The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday that existing home sales increased 7.8 percent last month to an annual rate of 4.82 million units last month.

    That was the fastest annual rate since May 2010 and well above analysts’ expectations of a 4.55 million-unit rate.

    more here
    http://economywatch.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/19/13962660-home-sales-jump-to-highest-since-may-2010?lite

  • creolechild

    Nope. Sorry. Not What You Said.

    The Romney campaign is now pushing the line that his infamous fundraiser comments were pointed at the growth of government under President Obama and the evils of dependency. He’s even saying now that his comments help clarify his position and sharpen the ideological debate.[....]

    [....] This isn’t about the role of government. And it’s certainly not a comment about electoral politics. It’s an attack on people with deformed personal character. Who make up, according to Romney, half the population.

    Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2012/09/nope_sorry_not_what_you_said.php?ref=fpblg

    H/T Josh Marshall

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM — Has THIS been discussed? – –WHAT IS NEWSWEEK —DOIN’???- – —

    —-Tina Brown’s ‘Muslim Rage’ cover-

    – –Tina Brown, editor of Newsweek and stirrer of controversy, goes out on yet another limb.

    Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the Jerusalem Fund, a Washington-based non-profit for the Palestinian cause, talks to POLITICO (edited for the sake of clarity):

    The cover is shocking. I thought it was a joke.

    The imagery is exremely unhelpful to say the least. It is an extremely small fraction of the Muslim world that is acting out. For a legitimate, mainstream publication to portray the situation as “Muslim Rage” — as if this is a vast and widespread response among the all adherents of this religion — is only feeding this “clash of civilizations” mentality that is extremely unhelpful.

    It would be like a publication in the Arab world running a spread of Terry Jones and a few other people of his like burning Qurans, or doing really violent, hateful things, and calling it “American Rage.” That is not the type of messaging we need right now. It’s irresponsible. They want to sell magaziness, but they’re appealing to the lowest of the low. It’s just shocking.

    — –Still haven’t 4-gotten the NEGATIVE COVER on OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT annnd FIRST LADY!! — -SAAAA-LAP!!- – –

  • Miranda

    *facepalm*…..looks up….*facepalm again*

    Emily L. Hauser‏@emilylhauser
    *facepalm* .@HowardFineman: The issue of abortion today is every bit as deep & emotional as slavery was 100 ys ago http://huff.lv/UcQybb

    • caribbeanobserver

      Makes you wonder how these guys are held in such high esteem in punditry land. Gawd! One thing though, at least they are all being exposed for their lack of much, through their nonsensical thoughts

    • Aquagranny911

      Howard Fineman reminds me of a Cabbage Patch doll that has been played with too hard & left out in the rain more than once. He needs to be put back on the shelf & left there. Sick, sorry little dude…Just go!

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

      Dear Howard Fineman,

      http://i.imgur.com/bazqF.gif

  • creolechild

    Fighting Back Against Voter Disenfranchisement:1,000,000 New Voter IDs Or Bust!

    Activists in Pennsylvania aren’t waiting for the state Supreme Court to issue a decision on the new voter ID law, which was recently upheld by a lower court. They’re rolling up their sleeves and getting to work to put 1,000,000 new state-issued ID’s into the hands of voters.[....] The state projects that they will issue only a few thousand IDs before the election, but that doesn’t fit with the plans of the activists.[....]

    An organization called The Pennsylvania Voter ID Coalition is conducting a widespread information and transportation effort in Philadelphia and beyond to help people understand what they need and to get them to a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office to get the identification.

    Other activists are self-appointed, out of concern for the integrity of the voting process. According to National Public Radio (NPR), one resident of a low-income senior housing complex has helped about 80 residents who no longer drive get their identification. Another woman, Audrey Traynham, provided information to a crowd outside of the DMV. She said, “I wasn’t recruited by anyone. I just feel like it’s my civic duty to make sure … everybody has their chance to vote.”

    Read more: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/09/17/fighting-against-voter-disenfranchisement/

    H/T Deborah Montesano

    • nellcote

      This is the most encouraging article I’ve read in a while.

  • Miranda

    Soledad been shanking folks every morning huh?

    Soledad O’Brien cuts Rep Peter King

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

      I love that she brought receipts! LOL!

    • Aquagranny911

      I want to adopt this woman as mi hija! GO SOLEDAD!!!

  • Rhoda

    Question: If you raised a $100 million plus three months in a row how are you still $20 million in debt? I understand that during the primary they couldn’t use money marked for the general election; but that all changed when Romney accepted his nomination. They couldn’t pay off their debts then? It’s just weird.

    • Town

      Romney didn’t raise $100 million 3 months in a row, he raised like $20 million dollars three months in a row and the other money comes from SuperPacs, the RNC & the Romney Victory Fund. They combined all that money together to come up with $100 million 3 months in a row.

      • Aquagranny911

        Thank you for explaining that. In other words the Mittster doesn’t have free access to all that money for his personal self. He has to beg….BwaHaHa…….

    • Miranda

      Its not so weird. They were lying.

    • Daltex82

      Maybe the money is in the Cayman Islands, you know for safe keeping.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM — -ANOTHER AD —AIMED toward the YOUTH. :>) —-

    — -Obama Campaign Launches ‘For All’ Initiative To Engage Young Voters – –

    – — –The Obama campaign released a radio ad as part of a new effort to engage young Americans, the campaign announced Wednesday. Called “For All,” the initiative asks young people to post pictures on their social networks that illustrate “why we are greater together regardless of race, background, sexual orientation or zip code.” The initiative will launch on the campaign’s Instagram account.

    Young people are asked to write “what progress means to you” on their hand and put it in the picture.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – – – -POIGNANT!! — ***tears** annd **smiles*** —-

    • qosine

      Pres. Obama and his campaign are just INCREDIBLE! Inclusive, ahead of the curve, and FORWARD.

    • Miranda

      This is brilliant!

    • Worldwatcher7

      Instead of spending time refuting Mittens’ 47% diss, the campaign stays positive and elegantly silences the haters.

  • Miranda

    See now…..even the media can’t resist getting in on just making more of a fool of Romney. So the Romney camp wants to question the entire validity of the tape because of a missing 2 minutes…2 MINUTES..yeah, because in that missing 2 minutes, surely we would see the deeper context of what Mitt said and how he was completely misunderstood the other 70 minutes. LMAO………and in true twitter fashion the #missing2min hashtag was created, and the jokes poured out like Niagara Falls:

    Ashley Parker ‏@AshleyRParker
    The much fabled but never witnessed Romney Moonwalk. #Missing2Min

    Jason Linkins‏@dceiver
    Reunited with Seamus #missing2min

    David Waldman‏@KagroX
    Restarted in safe mode. #missing2min

    HuffPost Hill‏@HuffPostHill
    “God bless America? God DAMN America!!” #missing2min

    you need a bath‏@youneedabath
    Shows power point presentation on his tax returns #missing2min

    Liz Mair‏@LizMair
    Admits he’s actually Kenyan. #missing2min

    Sean McLaughlin‏@soggyhydrox
    sings Born this Way #missing2min

    Liz Mair‏@LizMair
    Refers to “whitey.” #missing2min

    Ana Marie Cox‏@anamariecox
    Performs jazz flute solo #missing2min

    • Town

      LOL @ RESTARTED IN SAFE MODE

    • Miranda

      christian hauff‏@echedgar
      shoots rafalca for being a loser mooch #missing2min

      BJ‏@BJonthegrid
      Tap dance #missing2min

      Tom Hamilton‏@TomLglEdtr
      Mitt leads the room in a rousing chorus of “We Shall Overcome” #missing2min

      WuLfDaWg‏@RaoulHunt
      Mitt krunk dancing. #missing2min

      Money Badger‏@RMoneyBadger
      Raps “Mo Money Mo Problems” #missing2min

      Brinda Estrella‏@BrindaStar
      Amway product demonstration. #missing2min

      Ernie Luckman‏@ErnieLies
      “Now if anyone would like to leave Project: Death Bird- the door is right there.” *pets cat menacingly* #missing2min

      Alex Koppelman‏@AlexKoppelman
      “Between you and me, Seamus deserved it.” #missing2min

      jitka‏@jitka
      #missing2min mitt silently does the Macarena, four times

      Zandar‏@ZandarVTS
      Mitt vomits for 1 min, 57 seconds #missing2min

      60th Street‏@60th_Street
      Shows off Beanie Baby collection #missing2min

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

        *tears*

      • Ebogan63

        WuLfDaWg‏@RaoulHunt
        Mitt krunk dancing. #missing2min

        *dead*

      • Aquagranny911

        Muerte at__________________________________________ “mitt silently does the Macarena, four times”

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – – -Peggy Noonan — –STILL MAD!! –LOL – – –

    – – -Noonan: ‘Mitt, This Isn’t Working’ – —

    — – –Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan, who was critical of Mitt Romney’s handling of the attacks in Libya last week, argues in a Wall Street Journal post that Romney is running a bad campaign and needs to turn things around quickly in order to win. The post, which published Tuesday evening, is titled “Time for an Intervention.”

    “It’s time to admit the Romney campaign is an incompetent one,” Noonan writes. “An intervention is in order. ‘Mitt, this isn’t working.'”

    Noonan also takes aim at Romney for spending too much time fundraising and not enough time on the trail, which she calls “slightly crazy.”

    Romney doesn’t seem to be out there campaigning enough. He seems—in this he is exactly like the president—to always be disappearing into fund-raisers, and not having enough big public events.

    But the logic of Romney’s fundraising has seemed, for some time, slightly crazy. He’s raising money so he can pile it in at the end, with ads. But at the end will they make much difference? Obama is said to have used a lot of his money early on, to paint a portrait of Romney as Thurston Howell III, as David Brooks put it.
    THERE IS MORE.

    – —LOL. Her “HORSE” is NOT WINNIN’! – –“course neither did –RAFALCA! LOL —

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good WEDNESDAY MORNTIN’ PBOMB. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

    ANOTHER – – WINNER! :>) — —A —FIRST!! — -Woo! Hoo! :>) –

    – – -Bluford became the first African American in space, and the second person of African ancestry, after the Cuban cosmonaut Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez.

    – — -CONGRATULATIONS!! – – -Soooo PROUD of U. :>)

    Again – -NOT in my HISTORY book! –***shakin’ my head*** — –

    THANK U –PBOMB. :>) – – -Learnin’ a LOT. :>) Have a BLESSED day. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB — -ADDITIONAL POLL NEWS: – —

    – – -Latest Swing State Polls

    – – – -Here are the latest polls, updated as needed through the day:

    A new USA Today/Gallup Poll of twelve swing states shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney by just two points, 48% to 46% –[JUST???]

    Colorado: Obama 48%, Romney 47% (Qinnipiac/CBS News/NYT)

    Pennsylvania: Obama 50%, Romney 41% (Morning Call/Muhlenberg)

    Virginia: Obama 50%, Romney 46% (Qinnipiac/CBS News/NYT)

    Virginia: Obama 49%, Romney 46% (We Ask America)

    Wisconsin:Obama 51%, Romney 45% (Qinnipiac/CBS News/NYT)

    • Aquagranny911

      After spending a week there I can’t believe that the CO poll is not much higher for PBO. I talked to lots of people & shadowed my cousin while she canvassed for OFA in Jefferson county which is supposed to be just about a toss up between Dems & Repubs. Even people who said they were registered Republicans told me they could not vote for the Mittster when I engaged them in conversation.

      When Robme cancelled his Pueblo visit, nobody seemed to give a flying roasted fig. Denver, Boulder & Douglas counties are pro PBO.
      On the western slope, GJ has very active OFA & strong support. The southwestern counties are heavily weighted to Latinos that are a lot like New Mexico. I’m thinking that all that is left for Mitty are the bat shit religious crazies in The Springs.

      Just my two pesos…..

      • nellcote

        Colorado also has a large Mormon population.

        • Aquagranny911

          Sorry late to answer. Yes it do as does AZ but they are not that large a part of the population & Mormons are not lemmings who vote in bloc. At least those I know here in AZ do not. My neighbor is a Dem. As a Mormon himself, he considers Romney “despicable” & “embarrassing.”

          There are not enough Mormons in CO to give the Mittster that state. I consider the polls for CO very skewed from what I personally know. I have a lot of family who live there.

    • Ebogan63
  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB – – – -Sorry — -Gotta “bounce”. MISSIN’ U/CARRYIN” U – –IN MY ♥. :>) — – Promise I will REPLY. :>) – – -

  • Miranda

    Chick-fil-A agrees to end anti-gay donations, mandates equal treatment of gays

    After months of negotiations with Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno over its anti-gay positions and donations, Chick-fil-A has agreed to cease donations from its non-profit charity to anti-gay organizations and issued a company-wide internal mandate calling for the equal treatment of all employees and customers, the alderman said.

    WinShape, a non-profit funded by the College Park, Ga.-based chicken chain, has donated millions of dollars to anti-LGBT organizations — some classified hate groups — including Focus on the Family, according to The Civil Rights Agenda, which worked with Moreno and company executives in an advisory capacity as they negotiated to adopt new policies.

    more here
    http://chicagophoenix.com/2012/09/18/chick-fil-a-agrees-to-end-anti-gay-donations-mandates-equal-treatment-of-gays/

    • TyrenM

      I still won’t give them my business. And I see they are up here (MN.)

      • Gc

        I won’t either. Too little, too late, haters.

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

      Care to comment, Glenn Greenwald?

  • Alma98

    Good morning.

  • creolechild

    How is it that this news doesn’t qualify as a “bombshell,” given that it contradicts what Zimmerman stated under oath? (smdh)

    More George Zimmerman evidence released today

    Prosecutors today released another batch of evidence in the second-degree murder case against George Zimmerman, including more than 200 photos, but a quick review suggests there were no bombshells. Orlando Sentinel reporters are currently reviewing it. Check back for updates.

    Among the new evidence is a series of DNA reports from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. They reveal that DNA tests on Zimmerman’s gun and holster found evidence of multiple handlers, but none that matched Trayvon Martin, the unarmed 17-year-old Zimmerman fatally shot in Sanford Feb. 26.[....]

    Read more: http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-09-19/news/os-george-zimmerman-evidence-new-20120919_1_george-zimmerman-trayvon-martin-cell-phone-records

    H/T Rene Stutzman and Jeff Weiner

    • GN

      Because the media only likes to report news which it interprets as good for Zimmerman and fitting into their narrative that Trayvon was a thug rather than an innocent child accosted and murdered by a child predator and alleged molester. This is why the media was all over the judge recusal story (most of them were far too stupid to interpret the bad news in that ruling: the judge was made to step down because his sheer contempt for Zimmerman and sympathetic view of Trayvon was too apparent–he couldn’t hold it in, and was replaced by an even tougher child advocate who has already made a series of pro-Trayvon rulings).

      The right wing hitched its tent to a lunatic and murderer of an innocent child. News to that effect will be buried, bet on it.

      • creolechild

        Oh, I full well understand the dynamics behind the media’s bullshit. The question was rhetorical in nature but I appreciate that you put it out there anyway because it needs to be said…over…and over…and over again until justice finally prevails.

        • GN

          Indeed. What the far right, with the help of the lame, easily cowed national media, did in slandering a dead child is one of the ugliest stories of the year. Anyone could see that Zimmerman is lying. I didn’t need the evidence proving that none of Zimmerman’s DNA was under Trayvon’s fingernails to know that he executed that child. Only the far right’s hate and the media’s cynicism would have anyone thinking otherwise. Even Dr. Phil saw through this madman.

    • Tafr

      Good! Killerman cannot claim that Trayvon got a hold of that gun. The media is really telling on themselves as usual.

  • creolechild

    By 2015, Half Of HIV-Positive Americans Will Be Over The Age Of 50 |

    The Centers for Disease Control estimates that in just a few years, half of the Americans infected with the HIV virus will be over 50 years old. This is partially thanks to the development of effective treatments that allow HIV-positive individuals to live longer, but the CDC also reported a growing number of new cases of HIV infection among older Americans.

    The National Institute of Health recently released a report on HIV and aging to identify the key scientific questions in the area that require further research and investment, including gaps in the science and challenges in the clinical management of aging populations with HIV. Since the majority of HIV-positive Americans currently get their health coverage through Medicaid, an aging population of individuals with the virus may signal a shift toward HIV treatment under Medicare.

    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/09/18/866251/by-2015-half-of-hiv-positive-americans-will-be-over-the-age-of-50/

    H/T Tara Culp-Ressler

  • GN

    Great news; I really like him:

    @bmancuso7:
    Kaine Jumps Ahead in Virginia http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/09/19/kaine_jumps_ahead_in_virginia.html#.UFn5JTT4rOA.twitter

  • MsKitty

    I hope one of you fam is keeping count because I’ve lost track at this point.

    Dean Heller: I Don’t ‘View The World’ Like Romney

    Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), who is facing a challenge from Democratic Rep. Shelley Berkley, said on Wednesday that he doesn’t share Mitt Romney’s view of the world nor that of the 47 percent of Americans.

    “You got to understand, I grew up with five brothers and sisters,” Heller told Politico. “My father was an automechanic. My mother was a school cook. I just don’t view the world the same way he does.”

    “Every vote in Nevada counts, every vote. And as a United States senator, my job is represent every one of those votes, whether they voted for me or against me,” he added.

  • GN

    Speaking of Trayvon, Charles Blow deserves major, massive respect (alongside Trymaine Lee) for standing tough against the attempts to whitewash Trayvon’s murder and allow the menace which is Zimmerman to go free. He honest to God made a humongous, humongous difference. It’s easy now for people to jump on board, but back in March and April Zimmerman was still under the protection of idiots like Bill Lee who were determined to see him skate. Trayvon would not be a step closer to justice without the actions of many people, definitely including Charles Blow.

    @CharlesMBlow:
    BTW, will give a lecture tomorrow at Cornell. Title: “Journalism and Justice: A Look at the Trayvon Martin Case”

  • Aquagranny911

    Later POU….OFA calls me like a lover with sweetness & siren calls of “we need you here in the office”…lol.

    Have a great day, mi familia!

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up!

  • MonieTalks

    So one of the ringleaders of so-called Occupy Movement is charging $5K for speaking feess:

    Besides the obvious comedy here of an “anarchist” marketing himself as the “vanguard” and charging the 99% a whopping $5000 an hour just to hear him speak—what’s stunning to me is the speed with which Malcolm Harris managed to capitalize on Occupy, and the complete absence of any shame, or worry about being shamed.

    read more: http://nsfwcorp.co/z8uvt6

    • TyrenM

      One year later: F U Pay Me!

      • GN

        Per the article, it wasn’t even a year; it was more like a month. I really really really cannot stand most of the PL.

    • Ebogan63

      Didn’t Miranda, and the fam call this isht?

      • edp4bho

        Yep, just this week I think.

    • Admiral_Komack

      So this clown is one of the 1%.
      Good to know.

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