October 25, 2014

Wednesday Open Thread: Top Black Restaurateurs

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For more than 30 years, chef Marvin Woods has enjoyed a culinary journey that has taken him around the world, on TV and into bookstores as a published author.  He is a mentor as well as a trailblazer in the country’s fight against obesity, especially among children. Some may say he is one of our unsung celebrity chefs, but indeed to those who know him and have followed his work and career over the years, know that he has earned his stripes and place in shaping America’s culinary revolution.

“My dad took me into the kitchen when I was seven and we made scrambled eggs and I thought that was fun and exciting. By the time I was 12 or 13, I was getting the Betty Crocker recipe cards sent to the house every two weeks.  I still have those cards,” shares Woods as he recalls the moment that started it all.  Born and raised in New Jersey, that morning would create a spark that would continue to grow as Woods got older.

Eventually scrambled eggs turned to pizzas and other delectables made from scratch (including cheesecakes) as he took over the cooking duties on the weekends, including Sunday dinners. “My mom had a career and I have three sisters.  Anything instant, anything that can help her get in the kitchen, out the kitchen quicker, she signed up for,” says Woods. This simply opened the door for him to hone his skills which would take him to culinary school following high school graduation. “One reason why culinary art really resonates with me is because of the art piece. I am an artist. I am a creative being.”

Following culinary school, Woods went full throttle in New York working for some of the top restaurants in the state including The Sea Grill at Rockefeller Center, Helmsley Palace (now the New York Palace) and the former Windows of the World.

Growing up he was encouraged by this dad to join the military as a ticket to see the world, but Woods would use the universal language of food to make his way over to Europe where he would live for four years, first in Ireland and then in the U.K. “One of the things my dad always told me is that when you get old enough, you need to leave this country and go experience life,” says Woods.  While working in Dublin and eventually London, he also traveled throughout Europe and earned his first executive chef title at the age of 29 before returning to the states.

Of course every journey is not without challenges and adversities which is what Woods would later experience as his career started to take off even more at Café Beulah back in New York. His contribution to the restaurant’s winning low-country menu not only put the restaurant on the map, but Woods as well. Soon the Food Network (then in its infancy years) would come calling and feature him four times on “Ready, Set, Cook,” and also on “Chef du Jour.”  A chance meeting led to his first cookbook, “The New Low-Country Cooking,” but also caused him to sever ties with the restaurant.

Moving on to the next chapter of his life, he took an offer and landed in Miami where he would work in some of the city’s top establishments and even open one of his own that was named M. Woods which closed after three years.

TV opportunities came back around again and this time Woods had his own show, “Home Plate,” out of Atlanta on Ted Turner’s network, Turner South.  Watched in 7 million households a week for four seasons, the show focused on taking Southern recipes and preparing them differently, often healthier.

Woods is part owner and executive chef of FunXion, which offers popular American dishes with a “healthy twist,” including bison burgers, buffalo-chicken pizza and smoked-chicken wraps. Woods has led the kitchens at Milestone Hotel in London, Savannah Restaurant and the National Hotel, Hollywood Prime at the Westin Diplomat and M. Woods in Miami.  Woods was the first chef to help kick off Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. He also has Oprah’s stamp of approval.”

For Woods, it is all about passion, experience and most importantly timing.  When it does opens, it will be right for sure this time.

***Information courtesy of http://www.cuisinenoirmag.com/***

 

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  • isonprize

    If I could have one of these chefs in my kitchen, if only for one day!! #dreamingkitchenluther

    • rikyrah

      tell me about it

  • TresL

    I really hope that the loss by the Clinton in-law inspires new confidence among would-be 2016 contenders that the Clinton’s influence is limited to the media, PUMA dead-enders and sycophants. The Clinton’s can be beaten and soundly at that.

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Sure hope that doesn’t apply in Kentucky because I want Mitch gone and Clinton is trying to help with that. Last night wasn’t about the Clintons. Last night was about putting the GOP on notice that we’re going to tear them apart in November.

      • goldenstar

        Truth.

      • TresL

        I did say “would-be 2016 contenders” and if the other two candidates the Clinton’s backed had won, you can bet that last night would have been all about the Clintons.

        • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

          Media wise probably just so they could needle the President but that’s their hangup. The real deal news is we’re coming for the Republicans and they know it. The buildup to November is going to be incredible. McConnell applying for unemployment? I’m there.

  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

    • jds09

      Good Morning rikyrah and the rest of the POU Fam!

  • rikyrah

    to pick up your Wednesday:

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Love Benny Goodman. My two favorites are Life Goes To A Party and Don’t Be That Way. His bands could crack the foundations of your house.

  • rikyrah

    WTF?
    Josh Marshall – May 20, 2014, 11:35 PM EDT

    I’m not sure why this isn’t a bigger deal. I hadn’t heard about it other than in this brief passage tucked away in a Politico article about the House GOP agriculture bill. But it takes a small program intended provide meals to children in the school lunch program during the summer months and says it can now only be used to benefit kids in “rural areas”.

    In other words, “urban” kids are now out of luck.

    Here’s the passage in question ..

    And in a surprising twist, the bill language specifies that only rural areas are to benefit in the future from funding requested by the administration this year to continue a modest summer demonstration program to help children from low-income households — both urban and rural — during those months when school meals are not available.

    Since 2010, the program has operated from an initial appropriation of $85 million, and the goal has been to test alternative approaches to distribute aid when schools are not in session. The White House asked for an additional $30 million to continue the effort, but the House bill provides $27 million for what’s described as an entirely new pilot program focused on rural areas only.

    Democrats were surprised to see urban children were excluded. And the GOP had some trouble explaining the history itself. But a spokeswoman confirmed that the intent of the bill is a pilot project in “rural areas” only.

    There seems to be a degree of understatement going on here, particularly in the final paragraph. What gives?

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/wtf–15

    • jds09

      I just can’t. In a “surprising twist’? Really? So-called journalists that are too scared or to lazy to research American political history, should have their press passes pulled.

      This is not surprising, this is a old-school, established white American tactic that protects their advantage (aka privilege) and is based in their white supremacist thinking (rural white kids are deserve food, urban black/brown kids deserve nothing).

      Hey journalist please google social security and how it excluded “agricultural workers”, the Chinese Exclusion Act, etc..

      This playing dumb is getting on my last nerve.

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

      We all know rural is code for white, and urban us code for Black and Latino. So, Republicans are saying they’re gonna feed white children and let Black and Latino children starve.

      The CBC, NAACP, National Urban League, Tavis, Cornell, etc. should be raising hell about this! And Black media outlets like RoRo, George Curry, April Ryan should be covering this story!

      • rikyrah

        oh, I know the code, Sepia.
        we all know the dogwhistles.

      • jziglar

        Well they won’t because they’re afraid, but when it comes to Obama they have no problem stepping up and disrespecting him.

  • GreenLadyHere

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  • GreenLadyHere

    - — PBOMB♥ :>) – –HONORING Your Series. :>) — –
    – – – – –☻CHEF MARVIN: – -“ON the MOVE” :>)
    — — — – – – – -☺He is a mentor as well as a trailblazer in the country’s fight against obesity, especially among children
    – – – — – – – – -☺While working in Dublin and eventually London, he also traveled throughout Europe and earned his first executive chef title at the age of 29 before returning to the states.
    — – – – – – — – ☺Woods was the first chef to help kick off Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign.

    – — —☺ENJOY♥ — http://www.tablespoon.com/-/media/Images/Articles/qd/2011/03/2011-04-01-scrambled-eggs-586×322.jpg [His FIRST meal :>)]

    – — – -B BLESSED 2-DAY♥ —:>)

    – – —-☺How Sweet: – -@Earth_Pics[THANK U♥] :>)
    You sleep mom. I will protect you pic.twitter.com/mPhNTYp9yt

    • Alma98

      Good morning GLH! That Key & Peele video is hilarious, have a good day. Blessings to you and yours.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ – –MR. PRESIDENT♥ —

    – – – -President Obama, Eric Shinseki to meet on VA- –

    – – – – –President Barack Obama will meet with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and deputy chief of staff Rob Nabors on Wednesday at 10 a.m., according to the White House.

    A White House news release said the president will meet with the two officials in the Oval Office to “receive an update on the situation at the Department of Veterans Affairs.”
    THERE IS MORE – –

  • rikyrah

    Working with Peanut on her homework last night. One of their worksheets was about Nouns.

    So, then, from somewhere inside, I started to sing to her the Schoolhouse Rock about Nouns, and she just looked at me with this face…

    So, we went to Youtube, and I brought up the Schoolhouse Rock, and she watched her first Schoolhouse Rocks. We watched about five of them….

    cracked me up.

    • Alma98

      That’s too cute rikyrah! I can’t remember where I put my keys but I remember stuff like that lol. Hubby and I were singing Senor Don Gato the other day, the you remember lol.

    • JojoRaze

      Teach the babies, rikyrah! I watched School house Rock on my ABC affiliate every Saturday morning in the 1990s. It’s so sad children’s TV is more educational and fun as schoolhouse Rock was back in the day.

    • Joy

      I remember watching Saturday morning cartoons, Soul Train and Schoolhouse Rocks with my siblings. My favorites were Verb, Number 9 and Little Twelve Toes.

      • jds09

        Conjunction Junction, what’s your function was the shiznit. lol

        • Joy

          Yasss…so bluesy!

        • Daltex82

          My favorite “Interjections”! Y-E-A!!

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — — -☺http://www.mrspollyrogers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Spring-Basket-tissue-box-before-4051.jpg

    — – -Military dad surprises daughter at college graduation – –

    – — – -This week, Ruby Robinson received a special “congratulations” at her graduation ceremony for Columbia University’s Engineering School.

    Her father, a U.S. Army Captain, surprised Ruby on stage right after
    she was presented her degree
    from the school’s dean and the university’s president.

    THERE IS MORE – — –
    -CONGRATULATIONS – -RUBY♥ –PROUD ofU♥ :>)

    – – -BLESS U DAD♥ —PROUD of U♥ :>)

    • Alma98

      Just beautiful.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ Alma. ***BIG HUG** :>)
        – –Soo ENDEARING. –:>)
        Alma – sorry 2 B L8. :>)
        B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • Worldwatcher7

      Good morning Ms. GLH and everyone. That video seems to be affecting my allergies this morning (sniff).

      • GreenLadyHere

        ***HUGS** Worldwatcher7. —-I KNOW-HUH? :>)
        —-I keep lookin’ 4 stories that involve –“US”/POC. :>)
        There R 2 few. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — –UPDATE: – – —

    – – – -☺@NewsBreaker
    JUST IN: President Obama will make a statement at 10:45 am ET after meeting with VA Secretary Eric Shinseki http://bit.ly/1o5HOCY @NBCNews

  • rikyrah
    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      The End of Dinesh?

      • nellcote

        he’s a christianist grifter, he’ll always find work.

  • rikyrah

    RiskyLiberal@RiskyLiberalFollow

    213,881 GOP turnout in contested race McConnell-Bevin. 309,207 Dem turnout in virtual uncontested race Alison Grimes. What’s the narrative?

    7:20 AM – 21 May 2014

    • goldenstar

      And if you caught any parts of either candidates’ victory speeches last night, these numbers explain why they both came out swinging HARD. Ooo, gonna be a slug fest.

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        Alison has entered the steel cage and is taunting McConnell. I like that. Still think she is going to have to figure out a way to embrace the popularity of Obamacare in her state but she’s going to give old Mitch a fight he won’t forget. .

        • goldenstar

          Let’s see how she positions herself in relationship to BO.

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            McConnell is going to hang PBO around her neck and she has to be ready. Pretending you never heard of the guy imo is a recipe for disaster. But she can’t fully embrace him either so she’s going have to walk a tightrope. .

          • jds09

            It’s gonna be interesting. The bottom line for me is to keep the senate. Period.

          • Aquagranny911

            That is my bottom line too! Our Senators don’t come up for reelection this year but we got plenty of GOP Reps who need to be booted & a Governor’s race as well! I am/will be very busy!

        • rikyrah

          Obamacare has lowered the uninsured in Kentucky by FORTY FUCKING PERCENT.

          If you can’t run on THAT…

          then what the fuck kind of candidate are you?

          I would club Turtle Lips over the head with this statistic every damn day until the election.
          I would go around making ad after ad with new people who have insurance.

    • Miranda

      Damn, that is huge news!

    • jds09

      Beautiful, just beautiful.

    • qosine

      She spoke at the TN Dems’ Jackson Day dinner last Sat.
      Raised 500K.

  • rikyrah

    There’s no GOP establishment/Tea Party divide, and there never has been

    BY Paul Waldman

    ———————————–

    The reality, however, is that there was never any significant ideological divide between the Republican establishment and the Tea Party. The establishment just understands better than it did in 2010 or 2012 the dangers the Tea Party presents and how to handle them.
    .
    .
    The rallying cry of establishment Republicans since 2012 has been “No more Akins,” referring to Todd Akin, the Missouri congressman who lost a Senate race in 2012 after his infamous “legitimate rape” comment. The problem with Akin and other recent failed candidates like Richard Mourdock and Sharron Angle wasn’t that they had extreme positions on issues that the Republican establishment disagreed with. It was that they were idiots — poor campaigners who inevitably said stupid things that generated media frenzies.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2014/05/07/theres-no-gop-establishmenttea-party-divide-and-there-never-has-been/

  • rikyrah

    KSK(africa)@lawalazuFollow

    MEMO to Congressional Black Caucus.

    Are you on TV screaming about this story? http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/wtf–15

    6:48 AM – 21 May 2014

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – –A BLACK HISTORY MOMENT -A FIRST♥

    – – – — -☺May 21, 1862

    Mary Patterson becomes the first black woman in the U.S.to earn an M.A degree- when this is awarded by Oberlin College
    – —[Conflicting information: --B.A.?]

    – – – – –☺http://www.blackpast.org/aah/patterson-mary-jane-1840-1894
    – – – – – – – – -Educator Mary Jane Patterson is considered to be the first African American woman to receive a B.A. degree when she graduated from Oberlin College in 1862.A fellow Oberlin alumnus, Lucy Stanton Day Sessions, graduated twelve years earlier but was not in a program that awarded official bachelor’s degrees.
    – – – -CONGRATULATIONS —With PRIDE♥ — – :>)

  • rikyrah
  • rikyrah
  • Miranda

    These mean ass dawgs.

    For further clarification on the GOP actually trying to pass a bill to NOT FEED black kids….this is the language they put in the Agriculture Appropriations bill – its on page 44

    Provided further, That of the total amount available, $27,000,000 shall remain available until expended to carry out section 749(g) of the Agriculture Appropriations Act of 2010 (Public Law 111–80) in rural counties designated in 40 U.S.C. 14102.
    http://appropriations.house.gov/uploadedfiles/bills-113hr-sc-ap-fy2015-agriculture-subcommitteedraft.pdf

    This is section 749(g) of the AG Appropriations Act of 2010:
    (g)(1) <> From the funds made available under paragraph (5), the Secretary shall carry out demonstration projects to develop and test methods of providing access to food for children in urban and rural areas during the summer months when schools are not in regular session to–
    (A) reduce or eliminate the food insecurity and hunger of
    children; and
    (B) improve the nutritional status of children.

    And then these mofos added the caveat of the funds only being available for rural counties designated in 40 U.S.C. 14102 – which are the counties listed here under Uses and Restrictions”
    https://www.cfda.gov/index?s=program&mode=form&tab=step1&id=a682a94cd1cf570e12649956c6716aea

    • Kennymack1971

      These bastards aren’t even TRYING to be subtle. Forget dogwhistles, they’re using a bullhorn. Dems need to drag the GOP mercilessly for this and Blacker Than Thou Inc better not be silent either.

    • rikyrah

      told you. told you.
      uh huh
      uh huh

    • jziglar

      All I can do is laugh because I’m not surprised by anything they do anymore. The majority of people live in or near urban areas. If you want to win the presidency or the majority of seats in the senate then you can’t alienate such a large block of people. The GOP is setting themselves up for a world of hurt in the not so distant future.

    • Aquagranny911

      The GOP are fools! My DIL pointed out last night that her four kiddos go to an ethnically mixed school where a majority of the students are on reduced price or free lunch. There are just as many Anglo children on the free lunch program, maybe more than Latino & Native children.

      She went on to say: “Since they want to only feed the rural children, does this mean all ones on the Rez & those children of migrant workers in our fields? Will the kids have to show ID to prove they are all “Americans?”

      She is pissed about this!

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — – Annd the WINNER IS – —
    – – -☺http://www.newser.com/story/187205/minneapolis-awarded-2018-super-bowl.html
    – – -Minneapolis Awarded 2018 Super Bowl
    – – —— If
    you build it, the Super Bowl will come. That message rang loud and clear
    yesterday when Minneapolis was awarded the 2018 game after a vote by
    NFL owners rewarded the city for its new stadium deal. The owners chose
    Minneapolis and the $1 billion stadium planned for the site of the old
    Metrodome to host the championship over New Orleans and Indianapolis.
    “In large part, it was due to recognition of the great work they’ve done
    on the stadium,” Commissioner Roger Goodell noted.
    – – –
    – – – –PLAY BALL :>) – – –
    – — [Gotta "bounce" -- - -C YA soon. . .B BLESSED♥]

    • Joy

      And My Baby better perform!

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL Good MornTin’ Joy. :>) ***BIG HUG** :>)
        —Please remind us. :>)
        Annd —-Hopin’ the same. :>)
        Good 2 C U Joy. B BLESSED♥ :>)

      • Aquagranny911

        LOL! Would that performer be a certain “Prince?”

      • crazycanuck

        I’ll talk to him about it

  • goldenstar

    Plot thickens.

    N.B.A. Is Said to Allege Duplicity By Sterling

    By SCOTT CACCIOLAMAY 21, 2014

    As Commissioner Adam Silver vowed to push forward with terminating Donald Sterling’s ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, the N.B.A.’s case against Sterling came into sharper focus Tuesday.

    According to the N.B.A.’s 30-page formal allegation against Sterling, a copy of which was obtained by The Los Angeles Times, the Sterling-led Clippers tried to destroy evidence relating to the league’s investigation of racist comments he had made on a recording.

    The league also alleges that Sterling and his associates provided “false and misleading information” to David Anders, the league’s chief investigator, and that there is ample evidence that Sterling and his wife, Rochelle, are not estranged, as Rochelle Sterling has suggested.

    Donald Sterling, who has owned the Clippers since 1981, was given the charges this week and has until May 27 to respond. A special hearing is scheduled for June 3, and if three-fourths of the league’s owners vote to sustain the charges, Sterling will be forced to sell the Clippers.

    Last month, Silver barred Sterling from the league for life and fined him $2.5 million. Sterling has yet to pay the fine, and he told the league through his lawyer that he had done nothing wrong.

    On Tuesday, Silver said he was open to Sterling’s selling the team on his own before going through the league’s termination process.

    “We know we’re doing the right thing, and I know I have the owners behind me,” Silver said.

    According to the league’s charges, Sterling went to his companion V. Stiviano, the woman on the recording, and asked her to tell the league that the voice on the recording was not his and that she had altered it.

    The league also alleges that Andy Roeser, the team’s former president, received a copy of the recording from another team employee some three weeks before it was released by the website TMZ. Roeser, according to the league, told the unnamed employee to delete it from a phone.

    Rochelle Sterling, who co-owns the Clippers with her husband through a family trust, said in an interview last week that she and her husband had been living in separate residences for more than a year and that she was planning to file for divorce. She also said that she would pursue litigation if the league sought to strip her of her share of the team’s ownership.

    Her lawyer, Pierce O’Donnell, denied that she had played any role in a cover-up.

    “Shelly continues to be unfairly tarnished by the words and actions of her co-owner and estranged husband,” O’Donnell said in a statement, adding, “While they remain business partners, Shelly has denounced his racist statements in the strongest terms.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/21/sports/basketball/nba-is-said-to-allege-duplicity-over-sterling.html?hp

    • rikyrah

      get your popcorn…all the dirt is coming

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      By Donald.

    • Miranda

      The owners are gonna vote against you Don…you messing with their money now.

      • jds09

        Also the sponsors….when LeBron said he would lead a strike in 2015 if Sterling was still around IT.WAS.OVER. lol

  • rikyrah

    zizi2@zizii2Follow

    Yup: @BarackObama: ‘In five years it will no longer be called Obamacare..I don’t know if it will be “Reagancare’ http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/05/20/obama-in-five-years-it-will-no-longer-be-called-obamacare/

    6:16 PM – 20 May 2014

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      I’m not sure I agree with him. In 5 years I think Obamacare will be so embedded in our culture that people won’t know what you’re talking about if you call it something else.

      • Town

        Yup: @BarackObama: ‘In five years it will no longer be called Obamacare..I don’t know if it will be “Reagancare’

        TRANSLATION: OBAMACARE WILL BE SO LIKED & SUCCESSFUL THEY WILL STRIP MY NAME OFF OF IT AS IF I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT AND ATTACH THEIR OWN NAMES TO IT. I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I KNOW THEM.

        • Aquagranny911

          I ♥ your translations but me & mine will be calling it Obamacare no matter what THEY do!

  • rikyrah
    • Worldwatcher7

      Anyone who has spent time in a hospital knows how attached you can get to your nurses. Best wishes to Lawrence.

      • Aquagranny911

        Don’t I know that just as a Fam member! We all cried, saying goodbye to Daughter’s nursing & care staff last year and Sis’ care staff recently.

        My best to LOD, also.

    • nellcote

      Get back to work LO! Before Ari looses ALL your viewers.

  • Alma98

    Good morning POU.

  • goldenstar

    PBO is. not. messing. with. these. folks. cheating. VA.

  • rikyrah

    First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at the first-ever White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show, followed by a number of celebrity performances and remarks from President Obama, May 20, 2014.

  • Miranda

    sfpelosi ‏@sfpelosi 55s
    MT @lehimesa: Complaints abt Phoenix #VA repeatedly sent to McCain & Flake who did nothing. Why no media expose? / https://twitter.com/sfpelosi/status/469138127852822528

    sfpelosi ‏@sfpelosi 4m
    n.b. Congressional casework is confidential too so if folks complained about #VA to Senator or Rep, public won’t know w/out privacy waiver

  • JojoRaze

    Could someone explain to me like I’m stupid how TransitChek works, I.e., saves me money?

    • Aquagranny911

      Hola, Jojo! Good to ‘see’ you here! I wish I could help but I never heard of this. They only thing I could say is if that comes from Chase, BofA or Wells Fargo, they will be the ones making the $$.

      I hope someone can help you. Have a great day!

  • jziglar

    Read this comment from a stupid emo liberal on Balloon Juice in response to the story on the GOP excluding urban kids from the program:

    mike with a mic
    “rural areas are where rich urban bankers shut down things to ship jobs to China. Urban areas could tax that stolen cash but don’t.

    You can’t be against the predatory rich and also be pro urban areas. And you can’t be pro city and not be pro plutocrat. You may think so in your head, but you are on the 1%s side the moment you side with urban America.”

    There is a reason why I say that the far left is just the opposite side of the same coin. There isn’t much difference between the far left and far right. If it wasn’t for the cities this country would be a backwards third world country.

    • Kennymack1971

      WTF? See…I just can’t. So “Urban” kids shouldn’t eat because of some “We are the 99%” bullshit? These EmoProgs are mind numbingly stupid.

    • Worldwatcher7

      Phenomenally stupid; not one scrap of rationality present in this argument.

    • rikyrah

      huh?
      huh?

    • Miranda

      what???

    • Town

      Left wing, right wing = same bird.

      • Aquagranny911

        …and they both need their ‘wings’ clipped!

        Sorry, I could not resist saying that!

    • 7thangel

      very stupid, but even among the emoprogs and the far left, you won’t get this response from the majority. most are reacting like any other sane person, with disgust and for some, a disbelief that the repubs could be so blatant, others with a ‘what else is new, it’s the re-thugs’.

      • jziglar

        Yeah I should have mentioned that everyone is attacking him for his comments. You can find wackos on the left and the right.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ HAH —THOUGHT SO!

    – — -School District Apologizes Over Yearbook Incident– -

    • Worldwatcher7

      So glad her classmates rallied around her in support. The adult “educators” who participated in the initial decision should be ashamed.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ Worldwatcher7. ***BIG HUG** :>)
        — -**BIG fist bump*** :>)
        — -Luvin’ –HAPPY ENDINGS :>)
        – –The EDUCATORS —GOT — -EDUCATED!!

        Good 2 C U Ww7. :>) 4-give my L8ness. —In classes. :>) –Shhhhhh. .

        — -B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • Town

      That quote didn’t make sense and was inappropriate. However, the girl will be gone in a few weeks and most of the people looking at the yearbook wouldn’t even know what she was talking about.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin’ Town. :>)***BIG HUG :>)
        – – — ***BIG fist bump***

        — -LOL —-‘member — –THOSE R the –“DECODING EDUCATORS.” –LOL

        Good 2 C U Town. :>) B BLESSED. :>)

  • Miranda

    No, the Spitting Attack on a Paralyzed Mom Was Not a Hoax

    Dana Loesch reacts to MoJo’s exposé on gun bullies by attacking an assault victim.
    By Mark Follman Wed May 21, 2014 11:53 AM EDT

    Last week, Mother Jones published an in-depth report exposing vicious, degrading tactics used by gun-rights activists against women, from Arizona to Texas to Indiana. In response, right-wing pundit Dana Loesch and others have claimed that an assault on Jennifer Longdon—a mom, gun owner, and gun violence survivor paralyzed by a bullet—is a hoax. Their attack on Longdon (and Mother Jones) is as stupefyingly inane and illogical as it is wrong.

    As I reported in detail last week, a man who recognized Longdon as a gun-reform advocate from a television broadcast approached her in the Indianapolis airport on April 25 and spat in her face. Loesch says that because no video evidence of the attack was presented with the story, it simply could not have happened. “I was in the same airport on April 25th and it was quite busy,” she wrote. “Should be easy to obtain security footage.” Beyond Loesch’s faith in the 24/7 surveillance state as the new standard of fact-finding—nothing is true unless you roll tape!—her comrades say that further proof of a conspiracy rests with CNN supposedly monopolizing all TVs in the Indy airport and having “no record” of the Longdon footage. Got it.

    more here: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/05/guns-bullying-spitting-jennifer-longdon-dana-loesch

  • Miranda
    • rikyrah

      uh huh
      uh huh
      what have we been saying about the VA being underfunded?
      Break out the voter rolls and all the GOP voting against giving more money to the VA.
      Break out the voter rolls!

  • Miranda

    Kanye West ‘Spoke A Truth’ About Hurricane Katrina, Says Mike Myers
    Posted: 05/21/2014 8:12 am EDT

    Speaking to GQ for the magazine’s June issue, Mike Myers commented on Kanye West’s infamous critique of George W. Bush during a 2005 telethon to support the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
    “I actually wasn’t familiar with his work,” Myers, who was paired with West for the telethon, told GQ. “Then [Kanye] said he was going to take some liberties with the thing.”
    Mike Myers comments on Kanye here: http://www.gq.com/entertainment/celebrities/201406/mike-myers?currentPage=3

    I was watching it as it happened! You can look at Kanye’s face and know some shit bout to go down. LMAO

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- –CONGRATULATIONS R In ORDER :>)

    – –Black Woman To Lead Top Business School- –

    – – –Emory University has announced that a black woman will become the next dean of its Goizueta Business School, making history among top business school programs. Erika Hayes James, a former senior associate dean for executive education at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, will assume her new role in mid July. James holds a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan and has also distinguished herself as a consultant to several Fortune 500 companies. From Emory:
    THERE IS MORE – – —
    —– –WELL DONE! PROUD of U. B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — -From MR. PRESIDENT♥ —
    — -Obama vows to hold officials accountable in VA scandal

    — – -President Obama vowed he would punish any misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs amid allegations that dozens of veterans died because of mismanagement at medical facilities across the country.

    “If these allegations prove to be true, it is dishonorable, it is disgraceful, and I will not tolerate it,” Obama said during a press
    conference Wednesday morning. The president met earlier in the day with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and Rob Nabors, a White House deputy chief of staff tasked with leading an internal investigation into the issue.

    The president said he expects to receive initial results of that
    investigation next week and have the full review in hand sometime next month.
    “We have to let the investigators do their job, and get to the bottom of what happened. Our veterans deserve to know the facts,” Obama
    said.

    “Anyone found to have manipulated or falsified records at VA facilities has to be held accountable,” he added.
    THERE IS MORE- – —
    — – –THANK U –SIR♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    15-year-old Boko Haram victim meets with House Foreign Relations Committee
    BY WILLIAM DOUGLAS

    What she didn’t say with her soft voice Deborah Peters made loud and clear with the small poster she held up before a phalanx of cameras that read ‘#Bring Back My Sisters.’

    Peters is a survivor, a 15-year-old from Chibok, Nigeria, the same town where nearly 300 schoolgirls were abducted by the terrorist group Boko Haram. She came to Capitol Hill Wednesday to tell members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee of her harrowing 2011 experience with Boko Haram, an encounter that left her father and brother dead. She also had a message for Washington’s lawmakers.

    ‘I want the government to know how much Nigeria is in our prayers and I want them to like maybe send armies to find the girls or maybe they should help the people who lost their families,’ she said.

    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/05/21/4129308/15-year-old-boko-haram-victim.html#storylink=cpy

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — —From Ms. Nancy – – –

    – – – -☺ @NewsBreaker[THANK U♥]

    DETAILS: Pelosi: Democrats will participate in House’s Benghazi investigation http://bit.ly/1ofH8sf – @AP

    —- Wise decision. THOSE – -PHOOLS needta B –WATCHED!!

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      And she put Elijah E. Cummings on the committee. The GOP hopes of getting away with anything just went out the window.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY woody45. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>)
        – – – -***BIG fist bump*** — -YEP! :>)

        – –☺http://images.athlonsports.com/d/41978-1/Chappelle-Prince.jpg

        — -Good 2 C U woody45. :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    Dick Gregory, Nas, Paul Mooney, and More Talk Race in “The Rules of Racism” Documentary
    by Clutch — May 21, 2014

    The infamous director, producer, author and radio host Tariq Nasheed says we need to talk about race and racism.
    Nasheed, the force behind the Hidden Colors documentary series, is set to release the third installment entitled Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism. His newest project features commentary from scholars and entertainers including Dick Gregory, Nas, and Paul Mooney.

    Trailer: The Rules Of Racism

    The film tackles our cultural history as well as the notions of inferiority and superiority.
    “White people did whatever they wanted to do to black people,” Mooney says. “So, what are the rules?”

    The Rules of Racism hits select theaters on June 26.
    http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2014/05/dick-gregory-nas-paul-mooney-talk-race-rules-racism-documentary/

    • Alma98

      Get ready for heads to explode lol. I didn’t read the comments on you tube, I can just imagine the crying.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥ — -LOL –THIS – -RACIST- – -Criminal — -PHOOL!!–

    – – -GLOATIN’ – -Time.. HAH!

    A Desperate Darrell Issa Subpoenas The Entire Department of Justice
    – — -Republican witch hunter Darrell Issa is getting desperate, so desperate that he has subpoenaed the Department of Justice
    in an attempt to revive the IRS scandal.

    In a letter that accompanied the subpoena, Rep. Issa wrote,
    “The Department’s refusal to allow Mr. Pilger to testify about matters
    highly relevant to the Committee’s investigation unnecessarily delays
    and frustrates the Committee’s Constitutional oversight obligations.
    The Department’s obstruction in this regard, coupled with its failure to
    produce any relevant material to date, leads the Committee to conclude the Department is not seriously committed to cooperating with the Committee’s investigation on the Committee’s terms.”

    Issa is now claiming that the DOJ is part of some massive cover-up of the IRS scandal. Rep. Issa has long claimed that President Obama and the White House were behind the “targeting of conservative groups.” By subpoenaing the DOJ, Issa is trying to advance his conspiracy theory.
    — –SNIP– –

    – – -After the attempts to revive Benghazi have gone nowhere, it looks like Rep. Issa is trying to dig up the IRS scandal again. House Republicans keep going over the same worn out ground over and over again. There is no scandal here. Time is running out, and Darrell Issa is getting desperate for something to use against President Obama.-THERE IS MORE

    Annnd HOW IT DOES — -☺http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs46/i/2009/191/d/3/The_Stupid__It_Burns_by_Plognark.png — -geesh!!!

    • Alma98

      This nut is wasting taxpayer money by the barrel.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Alma — -***BIG fist bump*** — –
        Bu –bu — -the RE-THUGS R FISCAL conservatives! — -HAH! – – — -NOT!! – -

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Didn’t a Republican appointee tell him there’s no there there?

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL –YEP – – -Several!!– -BUT —STOOPID – – -CRIMINALS — —
        WAY-ELL — – -WE c.. .

    • Aquagranny911

      He is embarrassing himself & his district. I hope even his rico
      constituents are fed up & show him the door in November!

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- —SAD NEWZ – –AGAIN — –
    — -Boko Haram militants attack again, kill 48 people- – –
    — – -Boko Haram militants attacked three villages in Nigeria, killing 48 people, residents said Wednesday, as rescue workers in the central city of Jos dug into the rubble of destroyed buildings, searching for the missing a day after two bombs loaded in vehicles killed more than 100.

    One of the attacks lies near the town of Chibok, where more than 300
    schoolgirls were kidnapped last month. b>The armed Islamic extremists attacked the three villages between Tuesday night and early Wednesday, according to residents and a state intelligence agent who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to give information to reporters.

    Apagu Maidaga of Alagarno said residents of that village hid in the bush and watched while the extremists set ablaze their homes of
    thatch-roofed mud huts.

    “We saw our village up in flames as we hid in the bush waiting for
    the dawn; we lost everything,”
    he told The Associated Press in a
    telephone call.

    THERE IS MORE

    – – – -***tears*** — – Ohh PEOPLE —I’m soooo sorry.– –

    – – -☺http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj73/ladyknight_7_2007/Blessings/r12.jpg AMEN♥

    — -That – -MURDEROUS — -TERRORIST annnd his minions!! –U WILL — -GET — -GOT!!

    — – -Uhhhh – – -President jonathan ??????? Anytime!!!