December 20, 2014

Wednesday Open Thread: Black History Lost, Stolen or Strayed

HAPPY HUMP DAY, PRAGOBOTS!

We continue our series on Black History Lost, Stolen or Strayed….

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PART III

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  • rikyrah

    Good Morning Everyone

    • sagittarius

      Good morning, Rikyrah!

    • TyrenM

      Good Morning,
      You’re in my time zone yet up with the roosters (or with Peanut.) Ya girl is killing it this AM – Nina, Sly, JB, Curtis, Gil for breakfast.

  • rikyrah

    I am still a mess from last night’s POI. STILL in shock

    • crazycanuck

      Hey rikyrah, me too. That was crazy. I can’t understand why they did that.

      • rikyrah

        I told you that I hoped they wouldn’t jump the shark this season, but they have.

        • crazycanuck

          That was insane, why would they do that? Seriously don’t understand their reasoning. Carter, John, Finch and their chemistry was what brought me in. It’s insanity to kill her off, for what? Root? Please.

          They will lose a lot of viewers with that move.

    • lamh36

      Damn it I’m 2 eos behind. Gonna are up for tmrw since I’m off.

      What happened?

  • crazycanuck

    Oops forgot to say Good Morning to everyone.

    • JojoRaze

      morning, canuck

      • sagittarius

        Good morning, Jojo!

      • Alma98

        Morning Jojo!

    • sagittarius

      Good morning, cc!

    • GreenLadyHere

      GOOD Hump Day MornTin’ crazycanuck. ***BIG HUG** :>)
      Have a good day. :>) — -R U “cookin’ 2-day.? :>)

      • crazycanuck

        Hey GLH, no cooking today, although I am home today, I’m going to see about my shoulder today. Good Morning to you also.

        • GreenLadyHere

          :>) crazycanuck. Good that U R goin’ 2 C about your shoulder. –:>)

          –Found some information on Influenza Shots: — – – – –http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm

          — – – —Different side effects can be associated with the flu shot and nasal spray flu vaccines. These side effects are mild and short-lasting, especially when compared to symptoms of influenza infection.
          The flu shot:
          The viruses in the flu shot are killed (inactivated), so you cannot get
          the flu from a flu shot. Some minor side effects that could occur are:
          Soreness, redness, or swelling where the shot was given
          Fever (low grade)
          Aches

          The health facility shoulda shared this information with U. —
          Anywhoo — -FEEL BETTA.♥ :>)

          • crazycanuck

            I’ve never had a problem with a flu shot before. This is just bizarre. Although I had a tetanus shout a few months back, and had a bad reaction to that also. Weird.

  • sagittarius

    Good morning, Fam!

    A sista will be lurking again today. Have a fabulous day!

  • conlakappa

    Last night I watched the Colbert episode I’d taped Monday night. He had a segment on the Lemon CNN crap comparing the President’s situation with Rob Ford’s. It was very good. Last week he did a piece on Richard Cohen’s nonsense. Colbert was almost surgical in the way he took it apart.

    • gn

      Don Lemon is a disgrace; people like him do nothing but set black people back. He really is detestable.

      • isonprize

        gn, tell us how do you really feel.

        • gn

          I know, I was too subtle lol.

  • Miranda

    Don Lemon Wins At Black People’s Expense
    By Michael Arceneaux
    Nov 19, 2013

    Ever since CNN anchor Don Lemon (pictured) decided to start editorializing, he has not shown himself to be a serious thinker. Lemon has developed a knack for trivializing complicated sociopolitical issues affecting people of color, mostly by offering personal anecdotes to argue positions that could be easily debunked with data, such as when he peddled the silly little idea that if all Blacks just put on a belt and stopped calling each other “nigga,” everything would be okay. Don Lemon should know a style of dress or subtracting words from your lexicon won’t necessarily make you less susceptible to racism. It didn’t go away for him in 2001 when he sued a department store for racially profiling him.

    Then there’s the reality that Lemon often proves himself to be just as culturally ignorant as the older White audiences he’s whispering sweet nothings (about those wayward Blacks) to. You know, like the time Don Lemon came out of the closet and threw Black people under the bus by agreeing that Black people are more homophobic than Whites. Meanwhile, Blacks make up the largest bloc of the LGBT community. As in identified gay. Yeah, there goes your little “down-low-brother” myth too.

    You would think one of the most-visible gay Black men in media would be fighting the stereotypes plaguing people like him and the collective community to which he is a part of.

    Instead, he’s been nothing but a boil on the butt of common sense — cheerleading vigorously for the ideas from the greatest hits collection of systematic racism.

    more here: http://newsone.com/2783098/don-lemon-wins-at-black-peoples-expense/

    • MsKitty

      Let the church say amen

    • gn

      Don Lemon, Clarence Thomas, etc. are reviled for that precise reason: they sell out black people for selfish personal gains. Adding Kanye “Confederate Flag” West to the list as well.

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

        And considering the Barclay Center and Barneys drama, gotta add Jay Z to that list, too.

        • gn

          lmao I knew you were going to add Jay Z. I don’t think he’s there with the others.

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

            Why do you feel that way?

          • gn

            Because he hasn’t gone to the extremes as the others—with Kanye, it was the Confederate Flag as well as comparing the First Lady unfavorably to Kim Kardashian that did it for me. Don Lemon, it was using the crisis moment of the Zimmerman verdict to trash black people and hold us out as entertainment for white soft bigots who enjoyed the angst of that time, all so that he could get a come-up. Clarence Thomas benefited from affirmative action yet pulled up the ladder and has gone out of his way to undermine the black community, receiving an undeserved appointment on S. Ct. because of it. Jay Z is pretty much corporate, all about money. So he’s not perfect; he just hasn’t gone to the anti-black extreme as the others. He’s not Kanye IMO.

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

      Amen.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda —Good MornTin’. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – —TRUTH! –http://mormonsoprano.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/speak-truth.jpg BIG TIME! – – –

      Good 2 C U. :>) Have a good day. :>)

    • GreenLadyHere

      Miranda — OOPS! Almost 4-got: —He REMAINS – —

      – — -http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u3eNAULQ8_8/T87FLtSqpaI/AAAAAAAAAnE/gqutcMJDbnI/s1600/unacceptable.gif
      THERE! – -FIXED!. LOL –

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -UH! –OH! –POU FAM!♥ —GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS!? :>) GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS? – :>). —

    – –HAPPY HUMP DAY 2 all – –WOOT! WOOT — POU FAM♥ ***HUGS*** :>)

    • Daltex82

      A late woot woot!

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good -“WOOT! – -WOOT! —MornTin’ Daltex. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>) —-Always WAITIN’ 2 hear from U♥.

        Have a good day. :>)

  • lamh36

    Sorry people magazine, but Idris Elba shoulda been on the cover of Sexiest Man. But then again yall don’t have good track record with POC on the cover.

    Adam Levine…meh!

    • conlakappa

      And I say this as a not-tall American, isn’t Adam like 5-5 in heels? Yes, such might work for Prince and going old school with Paul Newman but it really doesn’t work for this guy, who exudes none of the sexiness of either of those gentlemen. As you say, meh. He’s that cute guy who seems harmless enough so maybe you’ll eventually go out with him. To have coffee.

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

      I guess Adam cut the bigger check.

      • itgurl_29

        Exactly. These “Sexiest Man” and “Most Beautiful Woman” titles mean nothing. It’s all about who’s willing to pay the big money to get on the cover.

        • Miranda

          In everything, the big talent agencies pay for magazine covers, publicity stunts and radio rotations. Thank goodness the digital age is making it possible for a lot of genuinely talented people to get noticed through other avenues.

    • Alma98

      Adam look like Anthony Perkins, and whenever I see him I think Psycho lol.

  • GreenLadyHere

    - – -GOOD HUMP DAY MORNTIN’ Sepia♥/POU FAM♥. –**BIG HUG** :>) –Whoa WHAT a TAKE BACK – -2 OUR –“FEAR FACTORS”.

    Sepia♥ —I neva thought about the role that “FEAR” played in the So-CALLED HUMOR that WE were forced into. Also —Shirley Temple annnd “Bo Jangles” – – “A child -PET relationship.” –WHEW LAWD! –BRUTAL!! –Thank U 4 THIS Series. :>)

    – – –ENJOY your -TREAT♥. – —B BLESSED 2-day.♥ –:>)

    —In da NEWS: — -:>)

    – – -☺11:05 AM Obama honors recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony; Biden, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden also attend.
    – – -☺1:00 PM Obama participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery; Michelle Obama, former President Clinton and former Secretary Clinton also attend
    – – -☺4:05 PM Obama meets with representatives from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners
    –BLESS OUR BELOVED FIRST FAMILY♥

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

    The US Ambassador To China Is Stepping Down

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, who oversaw the handling of potential crises over the flights to U.S. diplomatic
    missions by a persecuted legal activist and a high-profile police chief,
    said Wednesday he will step down early next year.

    Locke, the first Chinese-American to hold the post, said he informed
    President Barack Obama earlier this month of his decision to rejoin his
    family in Seattle.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/us-ambassador-to-china-is-stepping-down-2013-11#ixzz2lCKRx9oi

  • Miranda

    Don’t ever change Black Twitter…don’t you dare ever change.

    Brokey McPoverty ‏@brokeymcpoverty16h
    99 Problems And All Of Them Are Black Men with Don Lemon #DonLemonShowTitles

    LaLioness731 ‏@jrzylioness16m
    #donlemonshowtitles ‘Coon Count’ the roundup.

    @SiyandaWrites: #donlemonshowtitles
    “A Lemon a day keeps the nigger-tendencies at bay”

    Zeni Ronyag ‏@ZeniRonyag11h
    Little House On The Cotton Pickin’ Prairie: Why Slavery Was A Win-Win Situation #DonLemonShowTitles

    Moski ‏@Moski121311h
    Massa Piece Theater. #DonLemonShowTitles

    ShayMiller ‏@BohoBougie14h
    Django Chained #DonLemonShowTitles

    White Lady ‏@BHisaRockstar14h
    I’m Different #DonLemonShowTitles

    Bougie Black Girl ‏@BougieBlackGurl15h
    My Name is Toby #donlemonshowtitles

    Miss. A Denise ‏@PartlyRetha15h
    #DonLemonShowTitles “Nigga Lite”

    Nostradeptus ‏@adept2u15h
    #DonLemonShowTitles Yassuh Boss Comin Right Up with Don Lemon

    • Town

      @SiyandaWrites: #donlemonshowtitles
      “A Lemon a day keeps the nigger-tendencies at bay”

      Nostradeptus ‏@adept2u15h
      #DonLemonShowTitles Yassuh Boss Comin Right Up with Don Lemon

      GASP!

      • malletgirl02

        How about “Is We Sick Massa?” as a show title?

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

      *tears*

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

    It’s about time, but I think the real reason why they’re speaking up is because Mel Watt’s nomination was blocked.

    Black Caucus Sees Race as Factor in Filibusters, Eyes Rules Change
    By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff Nov. 19, 2013, 6:13 p.m.

    The Congressional Black Caucus is fed up with Republican filibusters
    of President Barack Obama’s nominees, which several black lawmakers said they believe are motivated in part by race.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid indicated Tuesday that it’s time to take action after Republicans blocked another judicial nominee Monday, and he’ll have strong backing from black House Democrats who will meet Wednesday to plot a strategy for moving stalled African-American nominees through the Senate.

    “I don’t know what’s gonna be discussed, but I know what needs to be discussed,” said CBC member G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C. “We’ve got to seriously address the abuse of the filibuster rule in the Senate.”

    CBC members are still reeling from the three-week-old stalled nomination of their colleague, Rep. Melvin Watt, D-N.C., to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency — and are also raw from Monday’s filibuster of an African-American judge, Robert L. Wilkins, to serve on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

    MORE: http://www.rollcall.com/news/black_caucus_sees_race_as_factor_in_filibusters_eyes_rules_change-229190-1.html?ET=rollcall:e16742:132301a:&st=email&pos=eam

    • Miranda

      Yep…one of their own is caught up in the foolishness so NOW they decide to say something.

      • conlakappa

        This time, it’s personal…

    • itgurl_29

      These negros have been black their entire lives. Some of them have been in Congress since before I was born, and it took them this long to acknowledge this? Screw them.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ — A FOCUS on –OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥ — :>)

    With unapologetic grace, first lady makes history

    – – – -I knew Michelle Obama was going to be the first lady when I met her in 2005 at Oprah’s big shindig she threw to honor African-American women. We were both youngins’ … It’s not that I’m telepathic, but like my mama always used to say: “Some folks just got it.”

    That entire weekend I couldn’t help but notice how regal and poised she was. At almost 6 feet tall, she floated through the crowd in much the same manner Princess Diana and Jackie Kennedy did. The way she held out her hand and really shook yours. I believe she used both to squeeze. Michelle gave me her business card and I emailed to tell her about my premonition. I didn’t hear back until I saw her at the first presidential debate in Washington in 2007. She apologized for not getting back to me. I just pointed to the acrylic podium where her husband would soon be standing and smiled.

    — -And then history was made.
    Millions of us couldn’t stop crying out of sheer amazement. I am thankful to have been alive to witness it all. Now, twice! That my son has grown up knowing he could in fact be president one day. For real.
    – – —
    THERE IS MORE ——HOW BEAUTIFUL♥ – –

  • gn

    I’m sorry, this is psychotic at this point:

    Why Does Barack Keep Making Weird Jokes About Michelle? http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2013/11/first-couples-therapy-100054.html

    The beltway media’s inclination to tear this man and his programs down is quite literally insane to me.

    • conlakappa

      Seriously? He made reference to a claim that Ellen regularly makes to defend why she lost to the First Lady. Physician, heal thyself.

      • gn

        They’re crazy. This is literally a frenzy.

    • MsKitty

      All they doing at this point is making themselves look stupid. I just laugh at them now.

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      – –***BIG fist bump** —psychotic indeed! – -2 the point of OBSESSIVEness!- -geesh!! — –DISGUSTING!!

      Good 2 C U GN. :>)

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

      These 2520s can’t grasp the concept of a Black man and a Black woman having a loving, healthy, romantic relationship, while they’re on their 2nd, 3rd, 4th spouse.

    • crazycanuck

      rolls eyes, just silly

    • Kennymack1971

      Is what it is. These 2520s have snapped. It drives them nuts that despite all the crap tossed at them the Obamas keep right on moving. This kind of BS is just more pathetic desperation. The Obamas have a loving stable marriage… Sorry no scandal for you 2520s but stay mad losers, STAY mad.

    • Miranda

      Hmmmm, I notice this “Doctor” that authored the piece, doesn’t mention anything about his family in his biography.
      http://www.berglas.com/

      What does this tell us about him? Is he a psychotic loner? He has no family? Was he created in a lab with no emotional foundation in his life? No mother, father, wife, siblings, children…nothing at all that he mentions. What does this say about him? I can’t find him on twitter but Imma flood politico’s timeline with these questions.

  • Miranda

    HE SAID NOTHING TO APOLOGIZE FOR. No one is asking Palin to apologize for her racist remarks.
    ———————-
    MSNBC not saying whether Bashir apology is enough
    By DAVID BAUDER 11 hours ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC was not saying Tuesday whether disciplinary action is planned against show host Martin Bashir, who has apologized for “deeply offensive” comments he made about Sarah Palin.

    In a commentary on Friday, Bashir called the former Alaska governor “America’s resident dunce” and a “world class idiot,” and suggested she be punished for remarks about slavery by having someone defecate in her mouth.

    On Monday, Bashir said he deeply regretted what he said.

    more here: http://tv.yahoo.com/news/msnbc-not-saying-whether-bashir-apology-enough-201750435.html

    • gn

      I’m trying to find the problem…Sarah Palin is known as an idiot. This is now controversial, like seriously?

      • MsKitty

        You know the deal, let not a single evil word be uttered against the fair and pure Miss Anns of the world.

        • gn

          Yet there’s a politico story downthread insinuating that PBO has deep psychological issues towards the First Lady…no one will be apologizing for that or any number of offensive, hateful things said about the POTUS.

        • jds09

          Bashir hasn’t learned that rule yet.

          • Town

            Zimmerman learned that yesterday, though.

          • TyrenM

            Forgot he was on this side of the pond. Over there he can speak truth.

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

      This is ridiculous! All Bashir said was that if Palin really knew what slavery was like, she wouldn’t have equated it with Obamacare, and that maybe she should experience what it was like so she would understand. It’s called CONTEXT you cowardly execs at MSNBC!

    • Kennymack1971

      Straight up BS. But NBC never made Donald Trump apologize for pushing birtherism.

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

        THANK YOU!!!!

    • Daltex82

      She is never made to apologize for anything. She didn’t have to apologize for having those rifle scopes on her website, she says what she pleases and still manages to get plenty of air time to give us her dumb bitch word salad take on things.

      Amazing how no one ever has to apologize for their lies or for what they say about President Obama. Did Halperin go on TV and apologize for calling President Obama out of his name? there was never a time when any of his jobs were in jeopardy but Martin Bashir may get fired, utter bullshit.

  • gn

    Zimmerman juror B29 needs to get some help to try to learn to live with her actions, and then she needs to have a seat:

    @Shirking_Violet
    @GlobalGrind B29: Her dumb ass can’t figure out a jury instruction but when it comes to finding a camera or microphone she is Columbo

    • conlakappa

      RadioGirl and I have been talking about her this past week. As she points out B29 is a publicity whore.

      • gn

        I think she can’t live with herself. I honestly think that she sought out a lawyer to ask if she could take her vote back, and after finding out that she couldn’t, has embarked on a press tour to try to all but convict Zimmerman while refusing to admit that she didn’t follow the law with her not guilty verdict. I agree that it’s all about her; IMO she pities herself more than Trayvon. But I think she’s slowly losing it. Trayvon could have been her son.

        • conlakappa

          You’ve seen her: losing it involved a short trip. As you and I have said throughout her non-ordeal, whatever comes to her is of her own making.

        • MsKitty

          I hope the guilt consumes her 100 percent.

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

      This bish still talking???

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

    *tears*

    Ryan J. Reilly @ryanjreilly 11m
    .@treyradel dropped the cocaine on the street when approached by federal agents.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ —Oooo-kaaaay. :>) I ‘FESS UP —I played 2: – -:>)

    — – — ‏@N221GreenLady2
    @#DonLemonShowTitles – –My Black Power Salute Is a WAVE -Yoo! Hoo!

    – -☺@N221GreenLady2
    @#DonLemonShowTitles – – –The Creature From The Black Lagoon –Asked For Bleach

    – -☺ ‏@N221GreenLady2
    @#DonLemonShowTitles — –Black Like Me –Hated It.

    — ☺@N221GreenLady2
    ‏@#DonLemonShowTitles – – -A White Man – Trapped In a Black Man’s Body.
    —THAT was fun. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ — -HAPPY BIRTHDAY –VP [“Ride or Die] Joe Biden♥
    B BLESSED – -in YOUR -SPECIAL DAY. :>)

    — ‏@NerdyWonka
    To the coolest dude who ever rocked a pair of aviators, hope you have a happy and fantastic birthday @VP Biden! pic.twitter.com/6tVZafrDqx

    • crazycanuck

      He is cool, and I hope he runs in 2016

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

      Happy Birthday VP Biden!

  • jds09

    Morning POU Fam! San Diego is alive. It’s a mayoral runoff and a real democrat is in….Councilman David Alvarez. Yep yep.

    • Alma98

      Morning jds!

    • Aquagranny911

      Congrats! I know you were worried about this race.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – –RE-POST: – – -JUS’ wanted 2 HONOR –OUR BELOVED FIRST LADY♥ – -again. :>)

    —POU FAM♥ – — – -Ooooweee♥-♥ –
    – – – -http://ionenewsone.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/barack-obama-michelle-obama-close-ftr.jpg?w=786&h=491

    – –“My husband’s got swag!”- Awwwww –♥-♥
    – — -[TOD –Thank U. :>)]

    • crazycanuck

      yes, but what does she really mean? Stay tuned for silly media diagnosis.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL – –crazycanuck —-U! GOT! IT! – LOL —
        WATCHIN’ 4 their —CRAZINESS! :>)

      • Town

        Well Michelle is wearing ZigZag patterns which mean she is ambivalent towards Barack. His sleeves are rolled up away from her, which means he feels distant. Her neckline is open so he could look down her shirt if he wanted to; yet, he is gazing in her eyes and not down her breasts which means he’s just not that into her. All of this is occurring on a red sofa & Michelle is also wearing red, which is an angry & aggressive color; plus her elbow is pointed towards his head and all of that means she wears the pants in the family. Except she’s wearing a skirt.

        • Aquagranny911

          ROTF! But I do think that is a stellar example of ODS.

  • rikyrah

    Folks,

    I’d appreciate some prayers for Peanut’s mother. Keep her in your positive thoughts.

    • crazycanuck

      Sorry to hear Peanut’s mother is not well rikyrah. Will definitely keep her in my thoughts.

    • MsKitty

      Consider it done

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

      Done.

    • Daltex82

      Sending postive vibes your way.

    • TyrenM

      Ooh. Sorry I missed that. Wishing you and yours health.

    • jds09

      You got them. Peace.

    • Alma98

      Sending positive vibes and healing thoughts her way rikyrah.

    • sagittarius

      Prayers going up!

    • Admiral_Komack

      Done.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ rikyrah. ***BIG HUG** —4 ALL. —

      – – – -PRAYERS – –Goin’ UP – -http://api.ning.com/files/BqNrddq9b88LyYM5*x9TR8vHR2*hN7NHhj98RIsBgtU4QKdLMYL4BGdNsizt8ImIfiMnHAs6KWNUtyJVgBaFwyKqwftSu1rN/healing10.gif . B BLESSED. — AMEN:>)

    • vulcan_girl

      Keeping you all in my thoughts.

    • Aquagranny911

      On that! Blessings & positive thoughts to her.

    • BarbinAtlSouth

      Positive thoughts and positive energy for Peanut, Peanut’s mom & you.

  • rikyrah

    ‘Person of Interest’ midseason shocker: Taraji P. Henson talks Carter’s big [SPOILER!]

    By Marc Snetiker on Nov 20, 2013 at 2:02AM

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/11/20/person-interest-taraji-p-henson-interview-carter-death/

    • crazycanuck

      I’m feeling there is more to the story here. Dumb move, really dumb move.

    • Daltex82

      Between POI and Sons of Anarchy I think I spent most of last night curled up in a fetal position mumbling incoherently.

  • Miranda

    Disgusting

    Yes, Someone Went There. A Sandy Hook Video Game Exists.
    Bob Cesca on November 20, 2013

    An clearly sociopathic ghoul named Ryan Jake Lambourn created a video game in which players re-enact the Sandy Hook massacre — as the shooter, Adam Lanza. The game begins by shooting Lanza’s mother with a Glock and gets more grotesquely tasteless from there.

    Hearst Connecticut Newspapers reports that “The Slaying of Sandy Hook Elementary,” video game “directs gamers to storm virtual classrooms with an AR-15 assault rifle in the same vein as Adam Lanza and displays a kill ratio at the end.”

    “It’s absolutely disgusting that somebody thinks this is funny,” Donna Soto, whose daughter died while shielding students from gunfire, said. “We’re all suffering. All the families are suffering.”

    The game’s release comes almost a month before the shooting’s anniversary on Dec. 14.

    http://thedailybanter.com/2013/11/yes-someone-went-there-a-sandy-hook-video-game-exists/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=yes-someone-went-there-a-sandy-hook-video-game-exists&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    • MsKitty

      I wish nothing but the absolute worst of ill will for everyone involved with this game, in whatever form it takes.

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

      Oh, but this is supposedly a “pro-gun control game”:

      The game’s credits urge players to contact lawmakers and urge them to pass gun-control measures. It also links to the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action as a means to “keep up with important gun legislation.”

      http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/364341/pro-gun-control-game-allows-players-reenact-sandy-hook-sterling-beard

    • Alma98

      Horrible people making money off other people’s pain.

    • Daltex82

      For greedy people nothing is off limits. SMDH he should be ashamed.

  • Alma98

    Morning all, now off to read the comments.

    • sagittarius

      Morning, Alma!

      • Alma98

        Morning sagi!

    • crazycanuck

      Morning Alma, a nice baby sun lol. I still blame you all for the cold weather here.

      • Alma98

        Morning cc, you know you all are the cold weather kings lol. Stop trying to put it off on us lol.

        • crazycanuck

          Hey if you guys can keep pawning Cruz back at us, well we can do the same with weather lol.

          • Alma98

            LOL!!!

    • rikyrah

      Good Morning, Alma

      • Alma98

        Morning rikyrah (((HUGS))) to you this morning,
        I hope everything works out for peanuts mom, hang in there.

    • GreenLadyHere

      GOOD MORNTIN’ Alma98 :>) **BIG HUG** :>)
      WAY-ELL —U Have -OUTDONE Yourself.♥ A TRIPLE TREAT :>)
      – –
      Annn —I C that -Greeeeen. :>) — —
      — -U BRANG IT –again. – –It’s “sunny” here. – –With a little “chill”. — BUT that’s OK. :>)
      PRAYIN’ 4 — U♥/DAUGHTER♥/Family♥. :>) –B BLESSED♥ :>)

      • Alma98

        Good morning GLH, just finished talking to my baby sister. You have a great day, no sun here today.
        Blessing you and yours.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Alma —***waves @ baby sister♥*** :>)
          Thank U. :>) —Always welcomed.:>) — -

    • Aquagranny911

      Wow! Triple our pleasure today!

  • crazycanuck

    Taraji P. Henson ‏@TherealTaraji18m
    WOW! Your love for Carter is overwhelming! I miss her too. Watch me on Letterman tonight. I will explain all!! #iluvmesumu

  • Admiral_Komack

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOE BIDEN!

    It’s a big fucking deal!

    • Alma98

      LOL!…Happy Birthday Mr. Vice President!

    • Aquagranny911

      Second that! Today is a good day for birthdays. My Papi would have been 102 today if he hadn’t already gone on his next journey. I love Joe Biden & he is a BFD!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – –MEDIA ALERT

    – – – -http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/316372-1 – – –

    – — – – – – – -Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony -Nov 20, 2013

    – -President Obama awarded the Medal of Freedom to 16 people. The 2013 recipients were women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem; former President Bill Clinton; talk show host and actress Oprah Winfrey; the late Sally Ride, the first woman astronaut to travel in space; for Chicago Cubs shortstop Ernie Banks’ former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee; the late Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI) for his lifelong public service; country music star Loretta Lynn; former Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN); cognitive psychologist Daniel Kahneman; chemist and environmental scientist Mario Molina; the late civil rights activist Bayard Rustin; jazz musician Arturo Sandoval; basketball coach Dean Smith; civil rights leader Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian; and appellate judge Patricia Wald.

  • crazycanuck

    Lying on my couch, sipping my coff…uh i mean sipping my tea. The life of Riley.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – – As THEY WATCH this:- –

    – – – -http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/president-obama-honors-recipients-presidential-medal-freedom

    –Wonder iff the NUM-NUTS – -R countin’ the NUMBER of TIMES MR. PRESIDENT says –“BLAH” –2 -day. ? – – – -LOL – -

  • crazycanuck

    LOL

    Nerdy Wonka ‏@NerdyWonka3m

    POTUS: “Early in her career, a producer advised Oprah to change her name to Suzy. I have to pause here & mention that I got the same advice”

    • Miranda

      LMAO!

    • malletgirl02

      Oprah is so much better than the all too generic Suzy.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ —Did it look as iff “Blue Dress” was trynta ignore the “glances” of MR. PRESIDENT?? – –hmmm. . .

    — -@NerdyWonka
    Pres. Obama on Clinton: “For
    your life-saving work around the world, which represents the very best
    of America, Bill, thank you so much.” —– –

    Wondered how THIS would B presented. —I guess.

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

    Reverend Al Sharpton @TheRevAl 39s
    Headed back to NYC to City Hall for a NY City Council hearing on Shop and Frisk at City Hall.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ — -Yaaa –OPRAH!!♥ —

    – — ☺@NerdyWonka
    Pres. Obama: “Oprah’s greatest strength has always been her ability to help us discover the best in ourselves.” #MedalOfFreedom

  • crazycanuck

    Sally Ride was gay? I never knew that.

    • JojoRaze

      She came out publically in her obituary.

      • conlakappa

        Wasn’t the President blamed for outing her in writing in tribute to hear? I remember a minor dustup about it.

        • crazycanuck

          I don’t know how I missed this news. What don’t they blame your President for?

        • Aquagranny911

          I think so. Everything gets blamed on PBO unless it is good stuff. Wingbats heads exploded over that one but my understanding was that Sally put that in her own obituary to honor her long time partner.

  • creolechild

    Good afternoon POU.

    Last week, Department of Homeland Security official Roberta Stempfley told the monkey circus House investigative committee that the Healthcare. gov website had been the target of at least 16 cyber-attacks. These occurred between Nov. 6th and Nov. 8th and are currently under investigation.But things may escalate if some on the right have their way.

    Recently, Arbor Networks, an online security firm, discovered a tool
    called “Destroy Obamacare!” It is being distributed (by whom is not yet known) so it can be used to overload the Obamacare website. According to Arbor, the program is written to perform constant, layered requests to get on two healthcare.gov web pages: the home page and the “contact us” page.

    H/T T. Steelman

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – – – -TWEETIN’ – – – -TRUTH :>) —

    — –☺ ‏@NerdyWonka
    Love Rev. C.T. Vivian’s expression. He seems to be thinking wow, fighting for Civil Rights to receiving the #MedalOfFreedom from Pres. Obama

    – – -☺@NerdyWonka
    It’s so wonderful to see a day where Civil Rights hero Bayard Rustin is recognized with the #MedalOfFreedom by President Barack Obama.

    – —☺ ‏@NerdyWonka
    Okay, Bill Clinton. You’ve gotten your Medal of Freedom. Now stop inserting your foot in your mouth

    There’s only one POTUS –> Barack Obama — – -THIS!!! – -:>)
    MORE L8R –:>)

  • Miranda

    So all these people STOPPED working with Kanye….it must be THEM…yep…gotta be THEM
    ————————-
    Kanye West Now Ranting Against Zappos: ‘They Sell S**t Product’
    November 20, 2013 by EURpublisher

    Kanye West has slammed the CEO of online retailer Zappos, saying he has some nerve trying to give him fashion advice.

    Speaking in a podcast with Bret Easton Ellis, Kanye launched into an angry tirade about Zappos head Tony Hsieh, who he met with during a recent trip to Las Vegas to discuss a potential collaboration.

    “I got into this giant argument with the head of Zappos that he’s trying to tell me what I need to focus on. Meanwhile, he sells all this s**t product to everybody, his whole thing is based off of selling s**t product,” said Ye.

    This follows the rapper’s rant against Louis Vuitton, despite having designed a sneaker collection for the high-end brand in the past and referring to himself as the “Louis Vuitton Don.”

    more here: http://www.eurweb.com/2013/11/kanye-west-now-ranting-against-zappos-they-sell-st/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    • MsKitty

      “I got into this giant argument with the head of Zappos that he’s trying to tell me what I need to focus on. Meanwhile, he sells all this s**t product to everybody, his whole thing is based off of selling s**t product,” said Ye.

      Says the guy who’s charging $150 for a white t-shirt that you can get in a Fruit of the Loom 6/$5 value pack.

      Keep reaching for the stars Yeezy.

    • 7thangel

      i think as kim cakes keep widening, ye keeps getting crazier

  • creolechild

    The Massachusetts state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour and ensure future automatic increases tied to inflation. If it were to pass the state House and be signed into law by the governor, it would be
    the highest state minimum wage in the country.[….]

    The bill would also require the state’s wage to stay at least 50
    cents above the federal floor, which has stood at $7.25 for the past
    four years, and an amendment would make sure the minimum wage for tipped workers would be at least half of the state minimum. The $11 wage would top California, which became the state with the highest wage in September when it approved a hike to $10 an hour.

    Without state House approval of the raise, Massachusetts advocates say they have gathered enough signatures to put a raise to $10.50 an hour on the ballot in November 2014.[….]

    Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/11/20/2972421/massachusetts-minimum-wage/

    H/T Bryce Covert

  • creolechild

    Thank you, President Obama.

    Native American “code talkers” who used their indigenous languages to keep critical military secrets from World War II enemies are finally
    getting their due in Congress, decades after their heroism.[….] On Wednesday, top US lawmakers will do the same, presenting the
    Congressional Gold Medal to some 250 Native American code talkers and their relatives.

    Some 400 Navajo soldiers, the group with the largest participation in
    World Wars I and II, received Congressional Gold Medals in 2000, but those from other tribes had to wait until 2008 for Congress to allocate the same award, and their ceremony taking place Wednesday.[….]

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/20/congress-to-honor-native-american-code-talkers-who-helped-beat-wwii-germany/

    H/T Agence France-Presse

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – –O.K. —-I’m tired of da clintons –“suckin’ up so much of the OXYGEN” – –of MR. PRESIDENT’S —2nd TERM!! – —

    THIS is NOT –her first term [WHICH should NOT happen]; annnd IT is NOT your third term! – –

    —–Sooo – –http://31.media.tumblr.com/dfae294739f057a07d4edd77278eb352/tumblr_mltv24heYj1s7k1w6o1_400.gif geesh!

    —DANG! — Bill – –LET! IT! GO!! -http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/photo-obama-awards-bill-clinton-presidential-medal-of-freedom

    “NOW” is havin’ a discussion of the -PRESIDENT – “him” –relationship.
    – – -I like Ms. JOY-d-ANN[ihilator’s] — GREEN NECKLACE. – –

    – —- —http://www.seattlegoodwill.org/system/assets/general/Blog/GlitterBlog2012/110712b_cj.jpg – —[similar] :>)

  • itgurl_29

    I’m sorry, but I must have watched that new Kanye video 5 or 6 times now. As soon as that eagle pops up, I can’t stop laughing. I’ve tried to watch it without laughing but I can’t. And the lyrics. Oh, the lyrics and that awful track over that cheesy imagery is amazing!That mess is HILARIOUS. And they are both so dead serious, you know they think this is some John Lennon/Yoko Ono brilliance they’re giving us. LOL

    • Miranda

      Oh so its NOT JUST ME?? ROFLMAO…that pretentious mess begs to be ridiculed.

    • Town

      The pack of horses running across the field like they’re in a Budweiser commercial cracked me up!

    • malletgirl02

      Are you talking about the video for Black Skinhead”? I have seen it, but I heard the song. I’m appalled by the incorrect use of history. It is regard his use of the 300.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – – – – -LOL – – -TWEET –TRUTH. – –:>)

    — -☺@NerdyWonka
    It cracks me up when pundits try to psychoanalyze Pres. Obama. They failed in his first term and surprise, surprise, they’re failing again. – — -***BIG fist bump*** :>)

    • jziglar

      This is so true. They have analyzed everything this president has ever done which they didn’t do to other presidents.

      • crazycanuck

        They keep analyzing but their conclusions are always so so wrong.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Hood MornTon’ jziglar. ***BIG HUG*** :>) – —

        YA THINK that THIS – –is the REASON? —

        — -http://www.brayincandy.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/O-Racist.gif

        He’s BLACK — -BLACKETY — – -BLACK! — – -BLACK – –BLAH!!! – —***shakin’ my head***
        Good 2 C U jziglar. :>)

        • jziglar

          So true ! Nice to see you as well green lady.

          • GreenLadyHere

            jziglar. :>) THANK U. :>) – – -

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – –LOL – – -C the—DIFFERENCE? – -TWEETIN’ – – -TRUTH :>)

    – -☺@keithboykin
    Photos: President Obama awards Medal of Freedom to Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, and C.T. Vivian. pic.twitter.com/uxPD26t1xH

  • creolechild

    Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole Delivers Remarks on New Policy to Address Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking in the Workplace – Posted November 20, 2013

    [….] Last year, President Obama issued a memorandum requiring federal agencies to develop policies to address the effects of domestic violence in the workplace and provide assistance to employees who are experiencing domestic violence.[….] The Department of Justice alone has approximately 114,000 employees. It is our hope that our policy will serve as a model to other government agencies and to the private sector for addressing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, and their impacts on the workplace.

    The new policy will allow components to improve the safety of the Department’s workplaces and will help us better support victims. The new policy will allow components to improve the safety of the
    Department’s workplaces and will help us better support victims. It makes clear that component heads are responsible for ensuring the prompt investigation of incidents of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking in the workplace that come to the attention of Department management.[….]

    Importantly, if Department employees somehow are the perpetrators of these acts, the policy makes clear that every component head has a duty to take appropriate disciplinary action.[….] As another means to provide support, each component must maintain a list of resources for victims and make available to victims information on how to contact the Justice Protective Service, Federal Protective Service, or other appropriate security or law enforcement personnel, if victims wish to have a police report taken.[….]

    Read more: http://www.justice.gov/iso/opa/dag/speeches/2013/dag-speech-131120.html

    H/T U.S. Department of Justice

  • crazycanuck

    They went straight to Boehner’s house, they didn’t heckle the President.

    MOVING FORWARD! ‏@cd57625m

    MT> Immigration activists hold vigil at Boehner’s house to demand action on reform #TimeIsNow http://thkpr.gs/1iuStCC pic.twitter.com/9V1krxHLHQ

    • Miranda

      So they KNOW who is to blame….good.

    • Aquagranny911

      Can I brag just a bit and say that my Peeps actually know where the rubber meets the road. They know who is blocking immigration reform & they won’t stop dogging the goatfiggers.

  • creolechild

    [….] Some have been hesitant to lose the option to filibuster presidential nominees in extreme circumstances. But as Republicans move from “filibuster use to filibuster abuse” in blocking all three of Obama’s nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, support for some form of the “nuclear option” now has several more high-ranking senators in its corner:

    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)[….]
    Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA)[….]
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)[….]
    Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR)[….]
    Sen. Tom Harkin(D-IA)[….]
    Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)[…]
    Sen. Patrick Leahy(D-VT)[….]
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY)[….]

    Even Joe Biden, who has long defended Senate traditions, said last month that “it’s worth considering” the nuclear option.

    Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/11/19/2970261/dems-ready-nuclear-senate-rules/

    H/T Nicole Flatow

    • Daltex82

      Please stop considering it and take action. If the situation were reverse I have no doubt that rethuglicans would all support using the nuclear option.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ — –WHOA! – – – -Missed this. —-

    — – -Rupert Murdoch reaches ‘amicable’ divorce deal with wife of 14 years Wendi Deng in New York
    — – — -Media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s has reached an ‘amicable’ divorce with wife of 14 years Wendi Deng.

    Mr Murdoch, 82, and Wendi Deng Murdoch, 44, appeared in a New York court to formalise an ‘amicable’ agreement, a source said.

    Murdoch filed for divorce from Deng in June, seeking to end a marriage that had been irretrievably broken, according to his spokesman.
    THERE IS MORE ———WHICH MEANS – – –
    — – – -“SHE can TESTIFY —ifff he EVA is brought up on CHARGES! – – — HAH

    • conlakappa

      Amicable = Wendi got paid

  • creolechild

    The John Doe investigation looking at the 2011 and 2012 recall elections in Wisconsin is heating up. Dozens of conservative groups, both local and national, have been hit with subpoenas demanding documents in recent weeks, and law enforcement officials have been conducting dawn raids, seizing computers and documents.[….] In a piece first published Friday, and updated over the weekend, the Journal quoted Eric O’Keefe, the director of the Wisconsin Club for Growth, who confirmed receiving a subpoena.[..]

    The Journal reported that it had reviewed copies of two subpoenas
    related to the investigation, which demanded “all memoranda, email … correspondence, and communications” — both internal and between the subpoena target and nearly 30 conservative groups…..nonprofits, political vendors, and party committees, among them the League of American Voters, Wisconsin Family Action, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin, American Crossroads, the Republican Governors Association, Friends of Scott Walker and the Republican Party of Wisconsin.[….]

    Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/wisconsin-john-doe-investigation-focused-on-conservative-groups

    H/T Eric Lach

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up!

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