September 23, 2017

Wednesday Open Thread: Scientists and Technicians of the Manhattan Project

Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on January 5, 1904, William Knox is remembered for two achievements.  He was among a handful of black scientists to work on the top secret Manhattan Project, which produced the atom bomb during World War II, and following the war he held a key development position at the Kodak Corporation, a major manufacturer of camera equipment.


Knox was the oldest of three brothers born to William and Estelle Knox. The elder Knox was a clerk at the U.S. postal service in New Bedford.  All of the brothers attended Harvard University as undergraduates with William graduating from the institution in 1925.  All three Knox brothers would go on to earn Ph.D.s.  The middle son, Everett, studied history.  The youngest son, Lawrence, studied chemistry and, during World War II, joined his eldest brother on Manhattan Project research.

William Knox earned his Master’s degree and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1929 and 1935 respectively.  From 1935 to 1942, Knox was a professor in the chemistry department at North Carolina A&T College.  He left in 1942 to become chair of the chemistry department at Talladega College.  One year later, however, he joined a team of scientists at Columbia University who were devising a way to separate the two uranium isotopes using gaseous diffusion, a complex process that made use of uranium hexafluoride, an extremely corrosive material.  Though he did not know it at the time, his work was essential to the development of the atom bomb.  Knox also holds the distinction of being the only black supervisor on the project.

Knox was one of the few black scientists who successfully transferred his wartime science expertise into private industry.  Because of his work on corrosive substances, he was hired as a research scientist for Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York in 1945.  During his time at Kodak he received patents at a rate of nearly one per year, totaling 21 patents in 25 years.   Knox retired from Kodak in 1970.  Knox briefly returned to teaching at North Carolina A&T, remaining there until his permanent retirement in 1973.

Knox married Edna Knox (nee Jordan) and the couple had one daughter, Sandra. William Jacob Knox died on July 9, 1995 in Newton Massachusetts.   He was 91.

See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/aah/knox-william-jacob-jr-1904-1995#sthash.o6z3u6HW.dpuf

  • Mornin’, Rikyrah and POU!

    • MonieTalks

      Morning Sepia!

    • rikyrah

      Morning Sepia

  • MonieTalks

    Good morning rikyrah, POU! It’s Hump Day!

    • rikyrah

      Morning Monie

  • This heffa is on the Democratic Unity Commission????

    http://twitter.com/abradacabla/status/854639809926660097

    • Miranda

      SMH……placating white folks is a disease unto itself.

  • MonieTalks

    It’s “sarcasm” she claims..Turk hoe.

    https://twitter.com/NomikiKonst/status/854542110208532487

    • She also posted this, which reads as her blaming Hillary:

      http://twitter.com/NomikiKonst/status/854558233821839360

      • MonieTalks

        What?

        Simple bitch. One minute these folks want HRC to hide forever…then they want her to inject herself in the race..only to blame her later. I despise these wolves.

      • rikyrah

        Hillary is better than me. I would have made a speech telling folks to kiss my ass, and that they were on their own

        • OK!

          It’s time for Perez to end this unity experiment. These mofos have shown they’re about sabotage, not unity.

    • aleth

      What’s bad about ossoff heading to a run off in a place dems not won since 1979? What is with these ratfucker simpleton?

  • MonieTalks

    Miami state senator curses at black lawmaker — and refers to fellow Republicans as ‘niggas’

    Miami Republican Sen. Frank Artiles dropped the n-word to a pair of African-American colleagues in private conversation Monday night — after calling one of them a “fucking asshole,” a “bitch” and a “girl,” the two senators said.

    Over drinks after 10 p.m. at the members-only Governors Club just steps from the state Capitol, Artiles told Sens. Audrey Gibson of Jacksonville and Perry Thurston of Fort Lauderdale that Senate President Joe Negron of Stuart had risen to his powerful GOP leadership role because “six niggers” in the Republican caucus had elected him.

    Artiles later told Gibson and Thurston that he’d used the word “niggas,” suggesting the slang term was not meant to be insulting, Gibson and Thurston said. It’s unclear whom Artiles was referring to, since the only black senators in the state Senate are all Democrats — and none of them backed Negron’s bid to lead the chamber.

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article145327079.html#storylink=cpy

    • MonieTalks

      Someone wrote this Congressman is from Hialeah…explains a lot.

      My BIL. who is Cuban-Haitian, used to work out in Hialeah. Full of the Marco Rubio type Cubans, for sure.

      • Miranda

        I’ve heard this about the Hialeah folks as well.

    • There is no such thing as the “slang version” of the n word coming from the lips of non-Black folks.

  • Admiral_Komack

    Former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez found dead in prison

    BOSTON — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and just days ago was acquitted of a double murder, died after hanging himself in his prison cell early Wednesday, Massachusetts prisons officials said.

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19191248/former-new-england-patriots-te-aaron-hernandez-found-dead-prison-cell

  • Miranda

    As Costanza would say, you can stuff your sorries in a sack.
    —————————
    https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/854686155366903809

  • Miranda

    This bitch said she called the police because they were shooting each other with toys…..*blink*. They had bright orange, plastic, straight from Toys R Us water gun section TOYS, and these white folks lost their damn minds.
    ———————————-
    https://twitter.com/Fusion/status/854684768805330946

    • This some bullshyt! Thank God those babies weren’t killed by these white racist animals!

    • aleth

      Just terrible horrible people

  • Miranda
    • jziglar

      I thought something wasn’t right when I first heard about this.

    • MsKitty

      Better late than never I guess. SMH.

  • rikyrah

    Learning so much this week. The father worked at the.Post Office and sent all three of his children to Harvard…Back then!

    • TyrenM

      As you and others have said, another reason to defund the Post Office.

    • Miranda

      He so relaxed. Enjoy ALL YOUR TIME PRESIDENT OBAMA!

    • MsKitty

      He’s looking skinnier than usual though. He needs to get some of Mrs. Robinson’s cooking.

      • Town

        Well that’s because he’s not eating all of those White House pies anymore.

        • Admiral_Komack

          …and he’s getting exercise from laughing at the orange shitgibbon.

    • rikyrah

      He is de-aging

  • Miranda

    Trump increases deportations of formerly protected DREAMers
    9:21 a.m. ET April 19, 2017

    The Trump administration has stepped up the deportation of undocumented immigrants who had come to the United States as children and lost their protected status, which had allowed them to stay, federal data provided to USA TODAY shows.

    Both the Obama and Trump administrations revoked the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status of enrollees who committed serious crimes, became affiliated with gangs or otherwise became threats to public safety. Under Obama, that led to 365 former DACA enrollees being deported, an average of seven a month since the first DACA applications were approved in September 2012.

    In the first month of Donald Trump’s presidency, 43 former DACA enrollees were deported, according to Department of Homeland Security statistics requested by USA TODAY.

    “This is more evidence that the Trump administration is making nearly every person who’s undocumented a priority for removal,” said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, a group that advocates for immigrants in the U.S. “That’s a really poor use of law enforcement resources.”

    President Barack Obama created DACA to protect undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country before they turned 16.

    more here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/04/19/trump-increases-deportations-former-dreamers/100609524/

    • MsKitty

      Am I the only one who feels like this is a gateway to Operation Wetback 2.0?

      • Miranda

        Not just you!!

      • rikyrah

        Not the only one

    • rikyrah

      But, we were going to get rid of Criminals…. Remember?

    • rikyrah

      For all those who protested 44 , instead of camping out in McConnell’s and Orange Julius’ Offices .. What say you?
      We told you that an Executive Order was only as good as the President issuing it. That getting comprehensive immigration reform passed into LAW should have been your only mission.

      • Miranda

        They didn’t listen….they NEVER listen.

  • Miranda

    I damn sho would have been on somebody’s huge ass yacht grinning and taking selfies and posting them in all my glory. Fuck all these people. I would be hugged up with the same “billionaire class” these numbnuts hate and wouldn’t give a damn.

  • Miranda

    Confederate Atty Gen Jeff Sessions wrote an op-ed in USA Today to tell you niggas and spics in urban areas, that you will be rounded up for prison. No more days of this marching and trying to have civil rights and all that shit. Especially yall in Chicago and Baltimore (those are the favorites ya know). Surprised he didn’t mention Detroit, that’s usually cast along side the other two as examples for why black folks need to be back in slavery.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/04/17/jeff-sessions-avoid-harmful-federal-intrusion-editorials-debates/100579848/

    • jziglar

      I hate Jeff Sessions. The first time I saw him I knew automatically that he was a big time bigot.

      • aleth

        He looks it.

      • rikyrah

        Yep

    • TyrenM

      AG Bull Connor.

    • Miranda

      Coward.

      • MsKitty

        IKR? Cut and run when things get thick is what he does.

        I guess they won’t be playing golf together anymore LOL

    • 7thangel

      sure brad, we believe you

  • Town

    I think Chelshade can take care of herself.

    • MsKitty

      Chelshade

      Ha, ha. Love it.

  • Miranda

    I’ve noticed quite a few stories on this one town in Maine. They were dying out and refugees bought it back to life – the white folks acknowledge that, and say they needed it…but they voted for Trump because their racist fears overcame COMMON SENSE and REALITY.
    —————————-
    How a largely white community that was saved from a ‘death spiral’ by refugees came to embrace Trump
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 5:06 AM

    LEWISTON, Maine — Richard Rodrigue stood in the back of a banquet hall, watching his blond-haired, blue-eyed daughter mingle among her high school classmates. These teenagers speak dozens of languages, and hail from a dozen African nations.

    They fled brutal civil war, famine, oppressive regimes to find themselves here, at a pre-prom fete in this once-dying New England mill town, revived by an influx of some 7,500 immigrants over the last 16 years. Rodrigue smiled and waved at his daughter, proud she is a part of it.

    “It will help her in life,” he said. “The world is not all white.”

    Rodrigue believes the refugees resuscitated his town — plugging the population drain that had threatened to cripple it, opening shops and restaurants in boarded-up storefronts. But he also agrees with Donald Trump that there should be no more of them, at least not now.

    more here: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/community-revitalized-refugees-embrace-trump-article-1.3073050?utm_content=buffer5031a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=NYDailyNewsTw

    • MsKitty

      I hope the refugees can find a way to go elsewhere at some point and let the town go broke.

      They betta ask how that worked out for the white folks in Riverside, New Jersey.

    • rikyrah

      Their own kids, if smart, leave and never come back, and it chafes them.

  • MsKitty

    Morning rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Morning MsKitty

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      Why is Geraldo still here? Why can’t he just go away?

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      SMDH…….Other countries bout to get a nice uptick to their tourism industries.

    • Town

      Good!

    • rikyrah

      The tourism industry is really going to take a hit

      • Town

        Oh well. This is what white people want so they need to live with the consequences.

        • AxelFoley

          That’s what I say every time I see articles like this.

    • Admiral_Komack

      “new security measures”- the United treatment.

  • jziglar

    So the conservative website the Blaze had an article making the rounds on twitter where a couple of conservative writers complained about the media positively talking about the Obamas hanging out in British Virgin Islands and French Polynesia and then called it liberal hypocrisy because supposedly liberals say they care about the poor and working class, but they have no problem with the Obamas making money and hanging out in exotic locations with rich and famous people. Actually no one things it’s bad to make money they just believe that policies shouldn’t be about only benefiting the rich at the expense of everyone else. And I find it funny how even though the Obamas are private citizens white conservatives still complain about the Obamas travel and lifestyle. In the article they even complained about the social media and regular media talking about Michelle’s natural hair. LOL! The Obamas really messed up their heads and I don’t think they will ever get over it.

    • MsKitty

      I love it. The more they seethe the more it makes me smile.

      • jziglar

        Right. It’s funny to see how bothered they are about this.

    • rikyrah

      They are so mad that 44 and Forever FLOTUS are enjoying life and de-aging, while their vessel for White Supremacy is an international embarrassment.

  • Miranda

    Adviser: Carly Fiorina ‘strongly considering’ Virginia Senate run
    April 19, 2017

    Carly Fiorina (R) is “strongly considering” a run to unseat Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) in 2018, an adviser to the former presidential candidate told CNN.
    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/18/politics/carly-fiorina-debates-senate-run/

    https://68.media.tumblr.com/750ad1d2aeac65a2437ec1772314af5a/tumblr_inline_ojjcyzrXjL1rgljp1_500.gif

    • rikyrah

      BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA

    • MsKitty

      It’s nice to have hobbies.

      • Miranda

        ROFLMAO…..yes…yes it is.

    • Town

      Virginians really don’t like carpetbaggers. Terry McAuliffe has lived in VA for over 20 years and people were like “Bitch whut?” when he ran for governor.

      The people who aren’t native VAs who run for statewide office have usually put in time in the trenches. See: Tim Kaine, Mark Warner, even George Allen.

      Not to mention the last time we had a woman in statewide office was Mary Sue Terry almost 30 years ago.

      Good luck, Carly. May your Senate run be as successful as your tenure at HP.

      • Yeah I remembered this being mentioned months ago and thinking…
        She must be packing up her carpetbag right now.

        https://media.giphy.com/media/3o7WTOcwOVR5JzM9oY/giphy.gif

        • Town

          A failed business executive who can’t win elections elsewhere vs a relatively popular senator with statewide name recognition who was the VP ticketmate for a presidential candidate many feel was robbed out of the presidency*. Ok, girl. You tried it.

          *Tim Kaine is probably the only reason Virginia did vote for Hillary and it was slim at that.

          • jziglar

            Well VA has gone blue in three straight elections and Clinton won it by 5-6 points which is a pretty solid margin. I don’t think we can call VA a red state anymore. It’s more of a purple/slight blue leaning state. Especially in presidential years the state looks like it leans blue since Obama won it.

          • Town

            Virginia is funny style and it will probably flip back to red in the 2020 election unless there’s somebody dynamite on the Dem side. Virginia is NOT a blue state, it is the capital of the Confederacy and Tea Party Central, it is red-violet at best.

          • jziglar

            Yeah but I don’t think you can call it a red state anymore. Yeah it was the capitol of the confederacy but the state has elected more democratic governors since the start of this century, Obama won the state handily in back to back elections, and then Clinton won it by a solid margin. Then look at the changing demographics of the state. Northern VA growing in population and becoming more and more democratic. There is a clear trend. When WV went red for W Bush in 2000 and then again in 2004 it was a sign that it was trending republican in presidential years. I’m not saying the state can’t go republican, but a strong democrat can win the state and it’s been proven.

          • Town

            That same Northern Virginia also overwhelmingly voted for Bob McDonnell in 2009 too.

            ‘A strong Democrat” is the key and as far as the governor’s race, we seem to be fresh out of those.

            Virginia is a red-violet state, it is NOT blue. Anyone who tells you VA is blue is not from VA and knows nothing about VA. The only time VA goes blue in statewide elections is when there’s a minority/minority friendly person on the ticket or if there’s a straight crackhead on the GOP side.

            Now, if you can churn out the non-white population, especially in Northern VA you can win but the key is churning out the non-white population. It’s too many military, good ol’ boys, hillbillys, religious right, teabaggers etc. in Virginia to EVER consider it a blue state. Presidentially, Obama was an outlier –and Hillary was riding on Obama and Tim Kaine’s coattails here.

  • Miranda

    WHAT?!?!?!?

    Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz Will Not Seek Re-Election, Per Sources

    The Utah Republican, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, will step down at the end of this congress.
    April 19, 2017

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) will not seek re-election in 2018, two sources who have been informed of his decision tell BuzzFeed News.
    https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexislevinson/utah-congressman-jason-chaffetz-will-not-seek-re-election?utm_term=.lxr459bLo#.wrbk8oJ1x

    • Town

      What they got on Jason in the House?

      • Miranda

        EXACTLY WHAT I SAID! LOLOLOL

        • It’s either a live boy or a dead girl.

          • Miranda

            ___________________________

    • AxelFoley

      Like i said on Twitter, either he’s gonna be a part of the Trump Cartel or he’s about to be charged with something.

    • 7thangel

      first thought that came to my head when i read about this, ‘this is like that asshole farage. running away after setting the fire that will burn everything down’

    • The Shy Lurker

      You don’t say.

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      For every single occasion…there is a Trump tweet. He’s better than Hallmark Greetings.

  • Miranda

    Little kids gonna tell you the truth, LOLOL
    ————————
    White House Snapchat Features “We Miss Obama” on Mural at Easter Egg Roll
    April 18, 2017
    On Monday, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump held their first White House Easter Egg Roll. The annual event featured an appearance from the Easter Bunny, and offered a card-writing station, a reading nook, and — if you can believe it — some high-end savagery from the pint-sized guests.

    As captured by the White House’s official Snapchat, some of the children in attendance had the opportunity to decorate a mural on the lawn. But, as filmmaker Matthew Cherry pointed out on Twitter, there was something eye-catching about one of the drawings. Nestled up against the doodles of flowers and butterflies were three simple words that someone had written earlier in the day: “We miss Obama.” Whoever wrote that, know this: a lot of people might agree with you.
    https://twitter.com/MatthewACherry/status/854386227713163264?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.teenvogue.com%2Fstory%2Fwhite-house-snapchat-features-we-miss-obama-on-mural-at-easter-egg-roll

    http://www.teenvogue.com/story/white-house-snapchat-features-we-miss-obama-on-mural-at-easter-egg-roll

    • AxelFoley

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • MsKitty

    Maybe the White House can bring back the Martin Family Circus for the musical response.

    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/854712541724934145

  • Miranda

    Patently ILLEGAL acts being committed all out in the open by these people and we still have Bernie running around on TV yelling about Dems and Wall Street.
    —————————
    Trump’s billionaire adviser stands to gain from policies he helped shape
    Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman has extensive holdings in China and influence on Trump’s policies there.
    04/18/17 06:17 PM EDT

    Billionaire investor Steve Schwarzman’s newfound status as a trusted outside adviser for President Donald Trump has created blurred lines in which the Blackstone CEO is offering guidance on policies that could boost the fortunes of his company and his personal wealth.

    The starkest example was Trump’s reversal last week on labeling China a currency manipulator — a central campaign pledge that could have dealt a major blow to U.S.-China relations. While many factors likely played into Trump’s decision, including the president’s desire to encourage China to get tough on North Korea, it also followed extensive advice Schwarzman had given the president on the topic, warning Trump against such a move.

    more here: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/trump-schwarzman-blackstone-influence-237341

  • MsKitty
    • Alma98

      I knew it!

      • *coughDebbieThomas*cough*

        • Alma98

          hahahahaha!!!

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL- – -alma — **BIG HUG***- – -WAYTA– -Use your instincts.-Ms. Tennis♥ – -:>)

        B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • jziglar

      That great. Good for her and her guy.

    • qosine

      Yes!!

    • As CallMeDollar would say….Bless.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’- – — -https://media.giphy.com/media/xrwpPlgHiOp7W/giphy.gif

      WAY-ELL– -:>) LooKin’ FORWARD – –>- – -Best Wishes 2 ALL♥- –
      BLESSINGS♥– -:>)

  • AxelFoley
    • 7thangel

      i see there are still the usual bernie fluffers in the comments.

  • MsKitty

    Honestly, this is how all our allies should roll for the next 4 years if they have any sense.

    https://twitter.com/KingstonAReif/status/854694105359822848

    • Miranda

      SMDH…..the rest of the world like “this lying ass bitch”. Half the leaders of our allies probably leaving voicemails for PBO like “dude…what the fuck?!?!? who is this nut??”

    • AxelFoley

      Yup.

  • GreenLadyHere

    – – –UH! -OH! -PBOMB♥/POU FAM♥– -:>) **BIG HUG** :>) GUESS WHAT DAY IT IS!?- – -Woot! Woo!—:>)—
    Another Day 2 HONOR Another “HIDDEN FIGURE”—Dr. WILLIAM JACOB KNOX♥.- — His Life Is Worth a “movie”- -Along With The Others.- -:>) Thank U PBOMB♥.- –Learnin’ Soo Much.
    – – -:>)

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    – – –☻https://www.osti.gov/opennet/manhattan-project-history/images/MEDEmblem1.gif

    — —Among The FEW♥He was among a handful of black scientists to work on the top secret Manhattan Project,. .

    INVENTOR- -Par Excellence♥—-During his time at Kodak he received patents at a rate of nearly one per year, totaling 21 patents in 25 years.— -:>)

    — -ENJOY♥- -http://www.refugecafemilwaukee.com/assets/images/gui/main/rf_main-smoothies-pic.jpg

    — -B BLESSED♥- – -SAFE♥—PRAYERFUL♥- –RESISTANT♥ :>)

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    • MsKitty

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ – – -http://bestanimations.com/Animals/Mammals/Cats/catgif/cute-cat-animated-gif-6.gif
        –**BIG HUG** :>)

        How R U?– -:>)—Wishin’ U a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

  • MsKitty

    Black Twitter is gonna be a lot of fun today.

    https://twitter.com/MatthewACherry/status/854718765614768128

    • Miranda

      HAHAHAHAHA!!

      Congrats Serena!

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥—‘BOUT TIME- – –NEWZ. . . “O’Really”– –

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/854717801642299397

    WATCHIN’. . . .

    • Town

      They should do it live.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ Town.- -:>) ***BIG HUG** –:>)- – -YES!- — Would luv 2 C their FACES. . .

        Good 2 C U♥- -:>) Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

  • MsKitty
  • Alma98

    Morning all

    • MsKitty

      Morning Alma

      • Alma98

        Morning MsKitty

    • GreenLadyHere

      – –☺https://media.giphy.com/media/brsEO1JayBVja/giphy.gif
      Good MornTin’ — alma– :>)- –**BIG HUG* :>)

      —How’s by U/weather 2-day?- -:>)- –

      B BLESSED♥U♥/Mom♥/Family♥/DAUGHTER♥- –:>)

      • Alma98

        Morning GLH, the weather is alright it’s supposed to rain later though. Blessings to you and the family. (((HUGS)))

  • jziglar

    Speaking of Serena Williams I saw a disgusting comment yesterday from a black woman of all people, where she tweeted that if men find Serena attractive then they might as well admit that they’re gay. She got torn to shreds by men and women for that comment. She is a woman and just because a woman has muscles especially since that person is an athlete that doesn’t make them manly or less of a woman. It’s disgusting when you see a black person push nonsense like that. But haters are going to hate and people like Serena will continue to shine.

    • Alma98

      I’m tickled at a drumpf deplorable bot calling Serena all kinds of names on twitter. Somebody then reminded him/her/bot lol that they support a pussy grabbing 3 time married loser who cheated on all his wives lol.

      • jziglar

        LOL! I could only imagine what the deplorable was calling her. I’ve seen some hateful comments in the past like calling the Williams sisters the Williams brothers. Same old racist, and transphobic stuff they use against black women.

        • Alma98

          They tell on themselves when they talk about black women bodies. If it’s so distasteful to you why looking? why you even click the link? Like I always say “they really love what they claim to hate”.

          • jziglar

            Exactly. If you hate it and say it’s disgusting then why check it out. They have a sick obsession which is why they feel the need to comment.

    • The Shy Lurker

      I remember how vicious the BET.com board was toward her.

    • rikyrah

      They wish that they had Serena’s body. She is amazing.
      Not just her body, but her entire ethos. She is the best athlete ever. What it takes for that to happen…Once in a generation happening.

  • Miranda

    Please let it be so…..I got some new dancing shoes just for the occasion if that party starts soon.

    https://twitter.com/Doin_Da_Most/status/854718769670889472

  • Alma98

    YES! lol

  • Oh? Let me take my Debbie Thomas back then!

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- — HAH!- – — In- -Bu-BYEEE— NEWZ- —– –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/crooksandliars/status/854718491340963842

    – – —NO LOSS- – — HAH!- Among the First 2 RUN- –from —“IT” — – HUH?– -LOL

  • Miranda

    Wait…………………………..WHUT?!?!?!?
    https://twitter.com/CBSEveningNews/status/854725124632846337

    • HUH??? How is that even possible???

    • Alma98

      This evil racist ass mediocre elf is like drumpf, he doesn’t know what the hell he’s doing. He didn’t know what the job entails. The man didn’t even read the complaints against LEO in Baltimore and other places but dropped all agreements AG Lynch and Holder made with them. His soul purpose is to hurt black/brown people. He just wants control and revenge over our lives.

      • rikyrah

        Tell it Alma!!!

  • Alma98

    I wish her happiness, I truly do and I will also admit that I wonder about dude being able to stick it out.

    • Dude probably saw that episode of The Chappelle Show when Dave got Oprah pregnant.

      • Alma98

        hahahahaha!!!!!

  • Alma98

    LOL! Did you see the Tennis Channel’s pettiness while breaking the news? They had a giant screen pic of Serena with a sweaty face while they announced it. Then in the right hand corner was a small thumbnail pic of her looking gorgeous.

    • The Shy Lurker

      I missed it.

      Those punks are whoring themselves for the Russian drug cheat.

      • Alma98

        Every time they start talking about her I change the channel.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– -YES>- —RESISTANT♥- –Rep. TED LIEU♥- – — -WORD! LOL

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/tedlieu/status/854716734342692866

    – — Brangin’ the WISDOM. .. .:>)

  • Alma98

    LMBAO!!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– -YES.- —RESISTANT♥- -Rep. ADAM SCHIFF♥- — -With Some Favorable –INVESTIGATION– -NEWZ♥—:>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/854692462400606208

    – -Soo- –LooKin’ FORWARD- – -> — -2 Some Justice- –:>)- -YES.– -Ms. SALLY YATES♥- –:>)

  • You ain’t right!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Morntin’ AxelFoley- -:>) **BIG HUG* :>)- –WAYTA Goooo. . .Right With U. :>)

    Good 2 C U♥- –:>)- –Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

  • MsKitty

    Damn, just damn.

  • Farrod

    GM, POU!!! Blue Skies!
    Fam,
    How come, right, when I click on something in the twitter feed, I still have to scroll and attempt to find (not very successful) the subject matter commented on the POU twitter feed in the first place?
    What am I doing wrong, lol?

    • Alma98

      LOL…Morning Farrod, I don’t know.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’ FARROD. – –:>)- – -**BIG HUG** :>)

      The MODS- –Can help U. :>)

      — -Have a BLESSED Day♥– :>)

      Psst- Spring–Shirt/Tie/Bow Tie? :>)

      • Farrod

        Hi GLH, this pollen in GA got a brotha not giving a damb WHAT he put on in the morning (just) to make it in to work, LOL! I’ll do better soon, I promise!

        • GreenLadyHere

          HEEY FARROD.– -Awww– -:>) Take care.- -:>)- – -**HUGS** :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – –RE:- –Aaron Hernandez– — -This Poster Speaks – —WISDOM– –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/CoachHood82/status/854676081743417344

    — -CONDOLENCES 2 his DAUGHTER♥/Family♥- – –

    • 7thangel

      i’m pretty sick of this take. ‘the culture’ bs. the pathology hot take.

    • Alma98

      I guess I’m in the minority of people that don’t think it was suicide.

      • Miranda

        I don’t think so either.

      • MsKitty

        Too coincidental with the timing.

        • Alma98

          uh huh

      • GreenLadyHere

        alma- – -His Attorney doesn’t believe it —

        – — ☺https://twitter.com/antoinetteA/status/854707323981451265

        WATCHIN’. . .

      • rikyrah

        Revenge from the peeps of those whose murders he was acquitted of this week.

        • Alma98

          hmmm

  • Alma98

    hmmm….Now that Serena has announced her pregnancy I know the white tennis folks are rejoicing. Especially folks like Mary Carillo, now she gets to talk about her boo Sharapova making a comeback endlessly. I wonder if they’ll continue with on the court coaching? I mean they claim it’s just trying out something new. But if that’s the case why only women players and not the men too? Although it still didn’t help the players against Serena lol. They’ve been tossing around the idea since the sisters were dominating and winning everything. When Serena and Venus are truly gone the tennis world will feel it. No matter what the new white flavor of the month is they’ll never draw people like the sisters do.

    • AxelFoley

      Just like Barack and Michelle.

      • GreenLadyHere

        AxelFoley- –**Big fist bump** :>)- –WE KNOW!! :>)

    • Miranda

      isn’t today Sharapova’s birthday? The day Serena announces this? *snicker*

      • Alma98

        LOL! I didn’t even know that hahahaha!!!

    • GreenLadyHere

      alma- – – POINTS.– — :>)– BUT– -She will ALWAYS/Still B the G.O.A.T.- – of the –COURT♥/Game-

      — – Here RECORDS– -Will ALWAYS B in the HISTORY BOOKS.- – -:>)
      http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Serena-Williams-crip-walk-before-tennis-match-Olympics.gif

      WATCHIN’- – -With Giddyness. :>)

    • rikyrah

      Ain’t nobody missed that doped loser

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      smh

    • MsKitty

      How is a 30 percentage points over the next top vote getter a loss?

      Must be that newfangled math I keep hearing about.

    • rikyrah

      Flip the script.
      Last night, an unknown GOP staffer got 49% of the vote in Nancy Smash’s district.
      The GOP candidates combined got more than the Democratic candidates.

      ……………

      Yeah, THAT is what happened

  • Alma98

    Really Tennis.com? Fuck y’all petty asses! And she’ll be number 1 again come Monday hahahahaha!!!

    http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2017/04/serena-williams-pregnant-alexis-ohanian-snapchat-wta-tennis/65531/

    “Williams, who has never married and has no children, announced her engagement to Ohanian on Dec. 29.”

    • MsKitty

      I wonder if they used to same wording when Vika got pregnant?

      Probably not.

      • Alma98

        Yep

      • The double standards are so blatant.

    • GreenLadyHere

      alma- — -☺http://pa1.narvii.com/5764/a06156c200b02f389c958bf262e768fec06c7794_hq.gif

      IGNANT- –RACISTS!!<– –

    • The Shy Lurker

      I wish I had the middle finger emoji.

    • TyrenM

      Happy for her but dammmn. Now Court (24) might last forever. Only saving grace is Venus is still playing well, but who knows if Serena will come back after childbirth. Well, if Australia was her final Grand Slam, I’m glad I watched it…at 4 in the morning.

  • Miranda
  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥—YES.— –From – -#TeamVP Joe- – –Draggin’ – “IT”..

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/854538303361630210

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      Always the life of the white drunk frat boy party..Gronk.

    • I don’t like Gronkowski. Asshole.

    • The Shy Lurker

      Meathead.

  • Miranda

    _________________________________OMG_______i can’t stop laughing at this…I can see some dude yelling this out to his wife too and it is cracking me UP!
    ———————————
    https://twitter.com/pharmasean/status/854735859794427904
    https://twitter.com/zandywithaz/status/854734268370624512

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – -**Head Bow**- – –CONDOLENCES R In ORDER♥- — –[H/T POU♥]- –

    – –☺https://twitter.com/nytimesarts/status/854725124972576770

    – — – – –☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjxwJynSHcs

    — –FOND MEMORY♥– – -RIHEP♥– -With –GRATITUDE♥- – -CONDOLENCES♥- –AMEN♥– –

    • Alma98

      RIP

      • GreenLadyHere

        alma- – –AMEN♥ – – -annnd —AMEN♥– –

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – -YES.—RESISTANT- -Candidate – Jon OSSOFF♥- –Forges AHEAD- –Followin’ A POWERFUL -Showing. :>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/854738655860150273

    – — WAYTA– Gooo. . .- -LooKin’ FORWARD- –>- – -GOTV. . . :>)

  • Miranda
  • Miranda

    Oh now yall wanna say being a racist asshole nut means we should feel sorry because…”it’s a disease!”
    https://twitter.com/thedailybeast/status/854743382656262144

    • The Shy Lurker

      He and Drumpf must share the same physician?

      • Aquagranny911

        No because the Dumpster’s doc said that the Dump was “perfect in every way.” Jones must have another doc he hired from the “Excuse Bureau.”

    • Aquagranny911

      No caca, Sherlock! That is no excuse for his evil racist bile spilled all over the airways & intertubes. Fig this BS!

    • jziglar

      I can’t stand Alex Jones. He loves lying on people and pushing conspiracy theories with no evidence, and then you have clear facts that show that it’s bullshit. Just last Friday he was talking about Malia Obama like some weird freak and said there has been talk that Barack is not the father of those kids. That’s why I laugh when people push the conspiracy that he is secretly Bill Hicks working for the CIA and had plastic surgery done to his face. He doesn’t like it when the shoe is on the other foot.

      • Aquagranny911

        Anyone with eyes to see can see that Malia favors Barack, also her Grandmother, Stanley Ann & her GGrandfather, as well. All have the same shaped face, similar ears & the same grin.

        I know that the haters are blind to anything but hate. What I ask is when will these scum just let it all go? Obamas have kicked the dust & debris of the WH years off their heels & are living the good life. Probably why the small minded petty hating wombats won’t let go.

        SIGH!!!

        • jziglar

          Hey Aquagranny, Good to see you. And yes it’s so clear that those are his kids. Malia and Sasha look just like their parents. They have their features and even their parents height. You have to be a pure blind hater or nutjob to dismiss what is so obvious and clear. There is a difference between having a political disagreement and just blatantly making up stuff because you hate the other person. If I heard a nutjob on the left saying that George W Bush is not the father of the Bush twins I would laugh and call the person crazy. It’s clear that the right wing can’t let go of Obama hate and they don’t enjoy having to prop up failing Donny Trump.

  • 7thangel
    • Miranda

      wow…that IS an odd twist. So if on appeal, the prior conviction is vacated..interesting.

    • AxelFoley

      Soooo…this nigga went out of the way to kill himself to avoid a conviction?

  • Alma98

    Went to the WTA tour site and they didn’t let me down. They have no news of Serena’s pregnancy. But! they say she’ll retake the number 1 spot Monday and what can Kerber do to take it back. ahahahaha!!!

    • The Shy Lurker

      Huh?

      They bent over backwards congratulating Vika.
      Not even over their Twitter feed?

      • Alma98

        I don’t see it in the twitter feed yet.

  • 7thangel
  • Aquagranny911

    Hola Peeps! Aw, Serena is going to have a bebe! I am so happy for her & wish her well. Also, she should & probably will ignore the haters & just enjoy the experience.

    • MsKitty

      Hey AG

      • Aquagranny911

        Hola MsKitty! You doing okay? We are working on our move to CO. Folks from a local shelter came & picked up all the furniture in our spare bedrooms. Anyone coming to visit now had better bring a sleeping bag, lol.

        • MsKitty

          I’m good. Heading down to Texas next week for work, then staying for the weekend since it’s Fiesta time.

          So glad to hear Colorado is a go.

          • Aquagranny911

            I love a fiesta! Have a great time!

    • crazycanuck1503

      Selfish reasons wished she wasn’t

      • Aquagranny911

        I can understand that for tennis fans but I am still happy for her anyway. It isn’t the end of her athletic career. She is in super physical condition. I didn’t read her due date so I don’t know how that will conflict with playing tennis.

  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– – -YES!- –KUDOS- – -R In –ORDER♥– -4 This GIFTED- -YOUNG- -BLACK♥- –Cellist♥– — :>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/Blavity/status/854681759027482627

    — —-☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Etqu8_xjAQ

    – —WELL DONE♥- -soo- -PROUD of U♥- –BLESSINGS♥– -:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – – WHOA.- –KEEPIN’– -IT —REAL. . .

    – – -☺Aaron Inskeep‏

    Today has been weird Aaron Hernandez dies and Bill O’Reilly gets fired and Serena Williams is pregnant and it Isn’t even noon–

    WHAT a DAY. . . . :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥— -HAH!- – —RESISTANT- – -Brangin’- – -Good Newz. .— -:>)

    – — ☺Holly #TheResistance
    Go, .@BetoORourke!!
    Poll shows TED CRUZ losing to rising Dem star in Senate race:

    http://hill.cm/4Nd8t2e
    #WednesdayWisdom
    #TheResistance

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

  • Miranda

    Yall created a $400 juicer with your product just to discover the product could be squeezed by hand??
    ——————
    Silicon Valley’s $400 Juicer May Be Feeling the Squeeze
    Two investors in Juicero were surprised to learn the startup’s juice packs could be squeezed by hand without using its high-tech machine.
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-04-19/silicon-valley-s-400-juicer-may-be-feeling-the-squeeze

    https://media.giphy.com/media/bfA9FfnIU5P0s/giphy.gif

    • Aquagranny911

      Fig all this ‘Jucier’ BS! I read that all this juicing is bogus.
      Folks would be better eating the fruits & vege than juicing them. Juicing reduces nutrients, concentrates sugars & isn’t that healthy. Just sharing…(I don’t have the link right now)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– — HAH!- – –RESISTANT♥- – -Brangin’ – -RECEIPTS!!- — “IT” LIED ’bout Knowin’ her. . .– –

    — –☺https://twitter.com/ZekeJMiller/status/854719013880045569

    WE KNEW. . .- -“SWAMP DWELLER!!”– –

  • Miranda

    ____________________________HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    https://twitter.com/biselinakyle/status/854425776820817920

  • MonieTalks

    Maxine Waters’ Political Career Makes Her Uniquely Suited To Take On Donald Trump

    …During the 2016 election, Waters clashed with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders when she backed Hillary Clinton in the primary instead. Some of her staffers were frustrated by Waters’ early enthusiasm for Clinton, whom they saw as much weaker on Waters’ signature issue of bank reform. When Sanders was invited to address the Democratic caucus in July 2016 — after the primary was effectively over, but while Sanders was continuing to campaign — some members of the Congressional Black Caucus, of which Waters is a member, heckled him.

    The CBC has a long, fraught relationship with Wall Street, often allying with big banks for fundraising purposes (much like the rest of the party). And since 2013, Waters had been the banks’ chief adversary in leadership, warning members of the caucus that helping Wall Street could result in a lot of pain for their black constituents a few years down the line. But at the Sanders address, Waters gave her colleagues cover by taking on Sanders.

    “Basically her question was, ‘Why do you keep talking about breaking up the banks when we already fixed this with Dodd-Frank?’” recalls one Democratic staffer who witnessed the confrontation.

    This fed a narrative the Clinton campaign was trying to foster — Bernie was a dreamer who didn’t understand policy. Most members of Congress, of course, do not understand financial policy ― they defer to leaders on the Financial Services Committee. Here was the top Democrat on that committee saying Sanders didn’t get it. It was powerful. But Waters’ own staffers knew their boss was twisting the policy. “Too big to fail” is alive and well in American banking.

    read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/maxine-waters-donald-trump_us_58eb98d5e4b00de141053b7f

    • qosine

      Truth that!
      “Basically her question was, ‘Why do you keep talking about breaking up the banks when we already fixed this with Dodd-Frank?’” recalls one Democratic staffer who witnessed the confrontation. — Dodd-Frank requires orderly wind down for a distressed bank to prevent contagion. “Too big to fail” was addressed. She had it right. Now, if the goal is to destroy big banks, Bernie’s your man.

      • Aquagranny911

        Just, imo but we will never “destroy” the big banks. The very best we can do is control them & keep them from destroying us! Dodd-Frank has done that.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – –From the DCCC- –On – -Bu Byee- -Chaffetz– LOL

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/854751803681931267

  • Miranda

    Completely illegal, but there is no consequence for it. This is WH coercion of the intel community to find bogus cover for a LIE.
    ———————-
    WH Directed Intel Agencies To Find Cover For Trump’s Wiretap Claims
    APRIL 19, 2017, 11:58 AM EDT

    The intelligence community was allegedly directed to provide cover for President Donald Trump’s baseless claim that Trump Tower was wiretapped by his predecessor, the New Yorker reported Tuesday.

    An anonymous intelligence source told the magazine’s Ryan Lizza that “the White House said, ‘We are going to mobilize to find something to justify the President’s tweet that he was being surveilled.’”

    Asking for an “all-points bulletin,” or a request to look through intelligence reports, White House officials said, “We need to find something that justifies the President’s crazy tweet about surveillance at Trump Tower,” according to Lizza’s source.

    full story here: http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/the-continuing-fallout-from-trump-and-nuness-fake-scandal

    • AxelFoley

      Corrupt ass muthafuckas

  • 7thangel
    • Miranda

      She came in her fighting clothes….she was ready for whateva.

    • AxelFoley

      Got in his ass!

    • aleth

      All these snowflakes listening to a jerk off… millennials of a certain group ain’t different from their parents

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up

  • Miranda

    Tha hell?!?!__________________________

  • Aquagranny911

    We so did! Long story but I bet that biscuit wishes she had never met me, lol. Relatives will be taking our casa here. We will carry the mortgage at a good rate. We own the place & we don’t want them going through the banks. They love our gardens & have been helping out for several years. We know they will keep up the good work we tried to do here. They have three kiddos who will happily care for the chickens & the fish. Hubby wants to take the turtle with us but I don’t know how that will work. All in good time. I’m enjoying a move at my leisure instead of frantic after so many years. This whole thing will probably take months…

    • rikyrah

      Sounds great. Will the turtle try and leave because he’s homesick?
      How do you care for a turtle? Is it in an aquarium? Or does it get to roam free?

      • Aquagranny911

        Turtle lives in an outdoor fish pond with our Koi. He’s the size of a dinner plate & will not be happy in an aquarium. He would need another pond. He’s lived with us in that pond for 15 years. I think we should leave him where he is but Hubby loves him. All will be well, for some reason this move is harder on Hubby than it is on me.

  • Alma98

    OMG hahahaha!!!