Judy Mowatt was born in the year 1952 in Gordon Town, St. Andrew Jamaica. She is an internationally acclaimed reggae artist who rose to fame as 1/3 of the trio the I THREE who were the Back-Ground vocalists for Bob Marley.
13 years old, Judy Mowatt became a member of a dance troupe which toured Jamaica and other islands in the Caribbean. Her ambition was to become a registered nurse, but instead she dedicated her life to nurse and restore healing to the hearts and soul of mankind through her music. Her earliest influences were Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield, Dionne Warwick, Bob Marley, Marcia Griffiths, The Staple Singers and The Soulettes. A coincidental meeting with two teenage girls who were earlier in her dance troupe led to the formation of the Gaylettes, in 1967.
GEORGE BUSH ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS PRESIDENT
ENTERED OFFICE WITH THE STRONGEST ECONOMY IN U S HISTORY AND IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS TURNED EVERY SINGLE ECONOMIC CATAGORY HEADING STRAIGHT DOWN,
CHANGED U S POLICY TO ALLOW CONVICTED CRIMINALS TO BE AWARDED GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS,
IN THE 18 MONTHS FOLLOWING THE 911 ATTACKS SUCCESSFULLY PREVENTED ANY PUBLIC INVESTIGATION INTO THE BIGGEST SECURITY FAILURE IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.
REMOVED MORE FREEDOMS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES FOR AMERICANS THAN ANY OTHER PRESIDENT IN U S HISTORY.
IN A LITTLE OVER TWO YEARS CREATED THE MOST DIVIDED COUNTRY IN DECADES POSSIBLY THE MOST DIVIDED THE U S HAS EVER SEEN SINCE THE CIVIL WAR.
CUT HEALTH CARE BENEFITS FOR VETERANS.
FIRST PRESIDENT IN U S HISTORY TO HAVE 50 STATES OF THE UNION SIMUTANEOUSLY GO BANKRUPT.
PRESIDED OVER THE BIGGEST CORPORATE STOCK MARKET FRAUD OF ANY MARKET IN ANY COUNTRY IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.
FIRST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY TO ORDER A U S ATTACK AND MILITARY OCCUPATION OF A SOVEREIGN NATION.
MEMBERS OF CABINET THE RICHEST OF ANY ADMINISTRATION IN U S HISTORY. ( THE POOREST MULTI MILLIONAIRE, CONDOLRRZA RICE HAS AN EXON TANKER NAMED AFTER HER,
DISOLVED MORE INTERNATIONAL TREATIES THAN ANY PRESIDENT IN U S HISTORY. AFTER TAKING THE ENTIRE MONTHOF AUGUST OFF FOR VACATION, PRESIDED OVER THE WORST SECURITY FAILURE IN U S HISTORY.
IN FIRST TWO YEARS OVER TWO MILLION AMERICANS LOST THEIR JOBS.
CUT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FOR MORE OUT OF WORK THAN ANY PRESIDENT IN HISTORY.
SIGNED MORE LAWS AND EXECUTIVE ORDERS AMENDING THE CONSTITITUTION THAN ANY PRESIDENT IN HISTORY.
PRESIDED OVER THE BIGGEST ENERGY CRISIS IN U S HISTORY AND REFUSED TO INTERVENE WHEN CORRUPTION WAS REVEALED.
IN THE 18 MONTHS FOLLOWING 911 ATTACKS SUCCESSFULLY PREVENTED ANY PUBLIC INVESTIGATION INTO THE BIGGEST SECURITY FAILURE IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.
CREATED THE LARGEST GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT BUREAUCRACY IN THE HISTORY OF THE U S HISTORY.
BIGGEST LIFE-TIME CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTOR PRESIDED OVER ONE OF THE LARGEST COORPORATE BANKRUPTCY FRAUDS IN THE WORLD HISTORY ( KENNETH LAY.FORMER CEO OF ENRON CORPORATION ).
FIRST PRESIDENT IN HISTORY TO HAVE A MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE OF EUROPE 71 PERCENT VIEW HIS PRESIDENCY AS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO WORLD PEACE AND STABILITY.
TOOK THE BIGGEST WORLD SYMPATHY FOR THE U S AFTER 911 AND IN LESS THAN A YEAR MADE THE U S THE MOST RESENTED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD POSSIBLY THE BIGGEST DIPLOMATIC FAILURE IN U S AND WORLD HISTORY.
On Friday, the new monthly jobs numbers came out. We’ve officially had 23 consecutive months of private-sector job growth, and seen 3.7 million private-sector jobs created under this President.
In response to the news, Mitt Romney cynically claimed President Obama has “prevented a true economic recovery.” He’s even falsely said President Obama “has not created any new jobs,” and told ABC News earlier this year that the President has “lost 2 million jobs.”
The Republican candidates are banking on people not knowing the truth about the President’s record.
National Journal hinting that Gingrich might drop out tonight. http://thkpr.gs/wmzaKa #rumormill
ASS clown! I don’t care if the door knob hits you where the good Lord split you!
anyone have the video for this?
February 4, 2012 at 10:45 am
Another hello to the TOD fam. Hey hopefruit, I saw in the previous thread that you wanted a play by play of what happened on Up With Chris Hayes this morning and why your twitter timeline was blowing up super crazy. You’re not the only one. All of our twitter timelines were red hot! And that was because Chris had Jodi Kantor on the panel. The woman who wrote that gossipy book about the Obamas. The woman who trolled Facebook for friends of John McCain’s 16 year old daughter and got their phone numbers so that she could pen a trashy article about Cindy McCain. Now, I don’t like Cindy and John McCain’s policies and politics but I think that’s despicable. She received a deluge of complaints from both left wing and right wing readers of the NYT and the NYT actually had to address the issue.
Anyways on to Chris Hayes. The panel comprised of Joan Walsh from Salon, Karen Hunter, a publisher and contributor to MSNBC, Kantor, and Baratunde Thurston an editor at The Onion and author of a book that examines being black in America and how society treats African-Americans etc. Chris began the discussion with the good jobs numbers and at every juncture while others were focused on the politics of the good numbers, Kantor just kept going on and on and on ad nauseam about her book. “Well…in my book about the Obamas…blah..blah..blah.” She pointed out that when she interviewed friends and classmates of Romney from Harvard who were liberal and conservative, they all said how warm he was, how he cared about the less privileged, how funny he was. But when it comes to PBO, he’s remote, he’s awkward, he’s not warm, he doesn’t know how to connect with people, the Washington socialites, press corps, & elites complain about how he’s so cold and detached. Karen Hunter immediately dispelled that untruth. She told Kantor to go look at videos of events both big and small and there in color is ample evidence that PBO more than connects with people, has empathy in spades, and enjoys being with everyday people. Kantor then tried to downplay the good economic news by saying that Democrats and PBO still have some warped fear of Romney. That we shouldn’t even be slightly happy about the jobs news because PBO is just like Charlie Brown who gets a football in his hand and fumbles it. Karen Hunter’s expression was classic. Her face was like “Who the hell is this negative bitch?” Karen told her that PBO is not fumbling anything. 23 straight months of job creation/growth is not a fumble.
Then an author Michelle Alexander came on to talk about her book. It was a book about Reagan, and other lawmakers War on Drugs and how it disproportionately affects minorities. The discussion was progressing nicely and then Kantor had to get another dig in at President Obama. She asked the author how disappointed she was in PBO and his drug policies. The author sounded like one of those Tavis Smiley and Cornel West types. She went on and on about how disappointed she was in PBO’s drug policies, that though he declared that he’s not interested in a Reaganesque war on drugs, he’s not addressed the issue about race about this and that and this and that. Karen Hunter came to PBO’s defense again and corrected that slanted view.
Then the real screamer came. Chris moved on to Kantor’s book and that’s when twitterers and TOD twitterers justifiably lost their ever loving righteous minds. Kantor tried to imply that she was the Obamas best friends, that she interviewed them for the book, that she knows the ins and outs of their marriage. Chris – finally – called her out on that vein of thought. He cited himself as an example and said that people not involved in a couples marriage know nothing about that marriage. An outsider can’t tell/write about what the couple is feeling, who the couple are and the intimate details of their marriage because the outsider is just that; an outsider. He also kinda called her out for trying to portray FLOTUS as an angry black woman. She tried to deny it and said she was portraying her as a woman with very strong opinions, very decisive agenda etc. Joan Walsh came to her support and said it’s only the rightwing who slam PBO and FLOTUS ad nauseam. That they criticize them for everything and never give them credit. That was really hypocritical of Walsh considering that in the 08 primaries, she pretty much called FLOTUS an angry black woman because she was a Hillary supporter and a PUMA. Karen Hunter blasted her! (Kantor) She told her not to deny that she got 7 figures for the book so of course she had to include gossipy things that never happened and try to portray them as fact. She told Kantor that she (Karen) as a publisher knows the behind the scenes about how gossipy books are created. That she wanted to get the book out there so fast that she didn’t bother to take the time to fact check her stories. Kantor interrupted her and kept saying that she had multiple sources to confirm the details in her book, Karen tried to question her about the veracity of that statement and Kantor – this is when I thought people on twitter were going to reach into their TV’s and choke Kantor – did the Mitt Romney debate thing. She rudely cut Karen off and was like “Excuse me! excuse me! I’m talking!” Everyone on the panel looked taken aback by that level of rudeness. Kantor then went on about how PBO and FLOTUS are having a private Superbowl party with only family this year because in previous years it was all about politics and politicking. That they always use events like this for politics and not downtime with the family. But they don’t want to get criticized in an election year so they’re relegating it to only family. its all about politics. Karen pointed out to her that they’ve always had friends and family over for Superbowl and it has nothing to do with politics. They’re just like any regular American family who gather with friends and family to watch football. Kantor then also went on about Mrs. Robinson, FLOTUS’s mother as though she knew her personally. It was disgusting.
She was essentially there to peddle her book, slam PBO and FLOTUS, and praise Romney. Thank goodness for Karen Hunter. She called her out on every untruth, every lie, and every opinion Kantor tried to portray as fact. If anyone wants to thank Karen Hunter, her twitter handle is @karenhunter.
Jody Kantor and that annoying voice! Lying hussy! ****SMACK****
ebruary 04, 2012 9:54 AM
The Weaker you get, the Weaker you get
By Rich Yeselson
Arizona seems poised to pass a draconian anti-union measure. This, of course, follows in the wake of Wisconsin, Ohio (since repealed via referendum), and, just this week, Indiana.
The paradox in all of these actions is that union density is as low as its been in 75 years. And the ratio of public to private sector unionism is 5:1 (50 years ago, it was 3:1 private to public sector.
But that is a big part of the problem. Public sector unions are supported by tax dollars. When 30% of both the public and private sector workforce were unionized in the late sixties, wage inequality was vastly less than the subsequent 40 years. Private sector union members had a something of a sense of being part of the same project—the same movement—with those in the public sector. Maybe their taxes paid for the salaries of public sector workers, but wages were going up for everybody. And some of that intra-union solidarity is still evident today in higher union states like Ohio and Wisconsin.
But in a low union density state like Arizona, there is less support for paying tax dollars to support public sector unions. It’s no coincidence that the Goldwater Institute is pushing the legislation in Arizona. Barry Goldwater, seen today as almost a cuddly figure compared to contemporary conservatives, was pathologically anti-union, convinced that unions, like Civil Rights legislation, threatened freedom of association. Now that the Soviet Union has fallen, anti-unionism remains one of the most galvanizing issues within the modern conservative movement. Conservatives have been waiting a long time to eviscerate unions. The fact that sometimes it’s hard to find any unions won’t stop them from killing off whatever they can hunt down.
February 04, 2012 11:54 AM
Will this year’s election be similar to the one in 1940?
By Rich Yeselson
I don’t want to carry this too far, and I haven’t entirely worked it out yet, but 1940 might well be an interesting template thru which to view this year’s election. Today, as then, the country will be emerging from a vast economic calamity with a Democratic liberal in charge. Today as then, the Republicans are poised to nominate a business titan at time when there is a great deal of mistrust in the country of the corporate elite. Today as then, the GOP is struggling to somehow construct an economic policy that, at least, appears to address the needs of those below the top 1%. Today as then, the shadow of a war that the U.S. wishes to avoid hangs over the election. While both candidate’s stand with America’s traditional ally, the Republican is the one most loudly endorsing that country’s right to fight a nearby adversary. (and, no, I’m not comparing the size of the second world war with an Israeli-Iranian war, only the second would have on the America’s politics and economy.)
The differences are interesting too—Willkie promised to keep most of the New Deal’s signature programs, while the entire Republican party of today is as one in wishing to role back Obama’s health care reform and financial reform legislation. Perhaps today’s GOP needs to suffer a large enough defeat, as the party of the thirties did, in order for it to, at least, rhetorically accept the normal workings of a capitalist mixed economy.
I dunno, I’m still thinking about this. What do you think?
Donny & Marie Osmond On Why Blacks Can’t Hold Priesthood In Mormon Church
Donny doesn’t know why but “that’s the way the Lord wants it”. From a 1978 interview with with Barbara Walters
Huh? OMG! Stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mittens, Mittens, Mittens! I suppose the Lord wills that black man out of the White House, so that your white lying AZZ can step in. NOT!
How The Racist Mormons View Blacks
I read where Marie Osmond was asked on Twitter if she had any African American friends. The questioner was blocked immediately. hmmmm…
a bunch of NONSENSE; using GOD as a cover for their HATRED. DESPCIABLE!
Gladys Knight & the Pips – On and On
Ambassador Rice @AmbassadorRice:
Disgusted that Russia and China prevented the #UN Security Council from fulfilling its sole purpose.
Michelle Obama to tour Little Rock Air Force Base
JACKSONVILLE (AP) — The White House says first lady Michelle Obama will visit the Little Rock Air Force Base next week to promote the second anniversary of her “Let’s Move!” initiative geared at reducing childhood obesity.
The first lady is expected to make an announcement about military efforts to serve more nutritious food on its military bases. The Little Rock base is part of a special pilot program that offers a greater variety of healthy foods.
Obama is expected to be briefed on the Air Force’s healthy eating efforts, then tour a dining facility with cooks and airmen.
The event is set for 2:15 p.m. Thursday at the air base.
The first lady also plans stops in Iowa, Florida and Texas as part of a three-day tour.
BWA HA HA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA KILLA!
Syria: Russia And China Veto UN Resolution Calling For President Assad To Stand Aside
Russia and China have vetoed a United Nations resolution calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stand down.
The two permanent members rejected the resolution despite reports of nearly 300 deaths in Homs following a night of shelling by the Syrian army and security forces.
Earlier on Saturday, President Obama called the killing in Homs an “unspeakable assault”, while foreign secretary William Hague accused the Syrian regime of “cold-blooded cynicism”.
Before the vote, the UK Mission to the UN said Security Council members were gathered in the chamber at the organisation’s New York headquarters.
Anchorwoman Sausage Blooper
Orly Taitz loses birther case to an empty table
The court decision is in: http://www.scribd.com/…
Orly Taitz represented one of four plaintiffs challenging President Obama’s eligibility for placement on the Democratic ballot in Georgia. The President and his counsel were subpoenaed to appear in court to defend against these challenges, but the President’s attorney issued a nice letter to the judge stating that the Court had no business or jurisdiction even hearing the case and therefore the defense would not be in attendance.
So Taitz and her fellow attorneys presented their best arguments without challenge from the defense, and requested a summary judgment on the merits.
And the Court’s judgment: the plaintiffs have no case and no credible evidence, and there is no law to support their claims. Judgment for the defendant, represented only by an empty table, on the merits. Or in this case, utter lack thereof.
Indiana Election Chief Found Guilty Of Voter Fraud
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s top elections official could lose his job and his freedom after jurors convicted him of multiple voter fraud-related charges on Saturday, leaving in flux the fate of one of the state’s most powerful positions.
Republican Secretary of State Charlie White has held on to his office for more than a year despite being accused of lying about his address on voter registration forms.
A Hamilton County jury found White guilty of six of seven felony charges, including false registration, voting in another precinct, submitting a false ballot, theft and two counts of perjury. He was acquitted on one fraud charge.
When evil gets to rockin; Karma comes a knockin!
President Barack Obama’s statement on Syria
Thirty years after his father massacred tens of thousands of innocent Syrian men, women, and children in Hama, Bashar al-Assad has demonstrated a similar disdain for human life and dignity. Yesterday the Syrian government murdered hundreds of Syrian citizens, including women and children, in Homs through shelling and other indiscriminate violence, and Syrian forces continue to prevent hundreds of injured civilians from seeking medical help. These brutal killings take place at a time when so many Syrians are also marking a deeply meaningful day for their faith. I strongly condemn the Syrian government’s unspeakable assault against the people of Homs and I offer my deepest sympathy to those who have lost loved ones. Assad must halt his campaign of killing and crimes against his own people now. He must step aside and allow a democratic transition to proceed immediately.
GOP changes its mind on debt ‘trigger’
By Steve Benen
Fri Feb 3, 2012 12:44 PM EST
Remember the “triggers” in the debt-ceiling agreement? At this point, congressional Republicans would like to forget them, at least the parts they came up with.
Let’s take a moment to review. GOP lawmakers, in a move without precedent in American history, held the full faith and credit of the United States hostage. Democrats, fearful that the GOP wasn’t bluffing, were willing to cut an unpleasant deal: $900 billion in debt reduction, on top of another $1.2 trillion agreement to be worked out by a so-called super-committee.
At the time, Dems weren’t completely willing to roll over — they wanted to create an incentive for Republicans to work in good faith on the $1.2 trillion in savings. Democrats proposed the threat of automatic tax increases to push GOP officials to be responsible, but Republicans refused and offered an alternative: if the committee failed, the GOP would accept $600 billion in defense cuts and Dems would accept $600 billion in non-defense domestic cuts.
Remember, the point was to create an incentive that the parties would be desperate to avoid. Pentagon cuts were Republicans’ contribution to the process. The cuts were their idea.
Six months later, the GOP has decided it doesn’t like its idea anymore.
Republican leaders in Congress have all but reneged on a key agreement they reached with the White House last summer rather than reconsider their unwavering stance against new tax revenue. […]
“I’ve got concerns about the sequester,” House Speaker John Boehner told reporters Thursday. “I’ve made that pretty clear. And replacing the sequester certainly has value. The defense portion of the sequester, in my view, would clearly hollow our military. The Secretary of Defense has said that, members of Congress have said it. But the question I would pose is, where’s the White House? Where’s the leadership that should be there to ensure that this sequester does not go into effect.”
“Sequester” is budget-speak for across-the-board cuts. But the cuts he’s talking about were part of a deal he recently claimed he’d honor.
Republicans still want the debt reduction; they just don’t want to live up to their end of the bargain. As recently as November, the House Speaker was asked about the agreement he helped strike and he told reporters he would “feel bound” to honor it. That no longer appears to be the case.
What’s more, Senate Republicans are getting specific about their preferred alternative.
Several Republican senators said Thursday that they had crafted legislation that would replace large planned cuts to defense programs with reductions in other areas. The proposed cuts resulted from last year’s failure of a bipartisan panel to determine ways to reduce the deficit.
Senators Jon Kyl and John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, John Cornyn of Texas, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Marco Rubio of Florida propose replacing $110 billion in across-the-board federal spending cuts for 2013 with a freeze in federal employee pay through 2014, all toward avoiding approximately $500 billion in cuts the Pentagon means to spread over 10 years.
The bill also seeks to restrict federal hiring to only two employees for every three leaving, until the size of the federal government workforce is reduced by 5 percent.
It’s a curious approach to negotiating. As Republican lawmakers see it, the debt-reduction “compromise” should include $2 trillion in savings, without any tax increases on anyone, and without cutting priorities the GOP likes.
Time will tell if Democrats are amenable to GOP demands — it seems unlikely they will be — but in the bigger picture, this is quite a reversal. In effect, Republicans said in August, “If we fail, we’ll accept these cuts we don’t want.” The same Republicans are now effectively saying, “It turns out, we don’t like our idea anymore.”
In Virginia, the power of one woman’s story
By Laura Conaway
Fri Feb 3, 2012 1:13 PM EST
@synergy3k sends a story from Virginia, where Republicans now control both chambers of the Legislature and abortion is at the top of the agenda. Yesterday, one woman’s public testimony seems to have turned back a bill that would have taken away abortion rights. Tara Schleifer told a Virginia Senate committee about the agony of deciding to end a pregnancy once tests found severe and ultimately fatal deformities.
“Each family has the right to follow their own conscience in making this most profoundly personal family decision,” Schleifer said. “There is no black and white, right and wrong decision. All of it is awful.”
The committee was locked seven to seven on the bill. An eighth vote belonged to Republican Senator Harry Blevins of Chesapeake. Just the day before, he backed a bill that requires women to undergo a medically unnecessary ultrasound before they can have an abortion (the bill that prompted an amendment requiring cardiac and rectal prostate exams before getting Viagra).
And then Blevins heard Schleifer describe her experience. He decided not to cast a vote at all. His abstention left the vote tied, which meant the bill did not pass. He explained:
“I don’t feel like I have the ability to make a decision as difficult as the one that young woman made.”
And with that, very big government got just a little smaller. I still think one of the hardest things about defending reproductive rights is that it forces people to take public stands on the most private of issues. How brave of anyone to do it, and how powerful even when anonymous
Putting veterans back to work
By Steve Benen
Fri Feb 3, 2012 4:49 PM EST
Only one part of the White House’s American Jobs Act actually passed Congress: a measure intended to boost employment among U.S. military veterans. With new evidence that vets’ jobless rate is improving, President Obama is launching an effort to keep the progress going.
In an effort to cut the unemployment rate among veterans, President Barack Obama is calling for a new conservation program that would put veterans to work rebuilding trails, roads and levees on public lands.
The president also will seek more grant money for programs that allow local communities to hire more police officers and firefighters.
Obama’s announcement comes as new job numbers for January showed promising signs for improving veteran unemployment. According to the report released Friday, unemployment among veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan fell more than six percent, from 15.2 percent to 9.1 percent, over the last year. The overall rate for veterans fell from 9.9 percent to 7.5 percent over the same period, which now places them below the national rate of 8.3 percent.
At an event in Virginia today, Obama argued, “Let’s get more cops on the beat, let’s get more rangers in the parks, let’s get more firefighters on call, and in the process, we’re going to put more veterans back to work…. They’ve already risked their lives defending America. They should have the opportunity to rebuild America.”
It’s smart policy — the nation has (a) pressing needs that require trained, trusted professionals, and (b) veterans ready to serve here at home. There’s no reason not to put these men and women back to work doing jobs that need to be done.
It also happens to be smart politics — Republicans generally find it easy to reflexively reject any and all Democratic ideas related to improving the economy, especially when it comes to infrastructure. But the GOP will likely find it a little more difficult, especially in an election year, to balk at Obama’s plan to help get veterans back to work.
February 03, 2012
The GOP leadership, off the wagon — again
The bottom line is that this isn’t just a good jobs report. It’s a recovery jobs report. It’s showing the sort of numbers that win elections. As my colleague Neil Irwin tweeted, “That sound you hear is champagne corks in the West Wing.”
I’m not so sure. Pop! fizzzz … there it went again. Sounds to me like extravagantly priced bottles of Merlot and cans of cheap beer, brewed from the tepid waters of east-central Virginia, being opened by the GOP’s severely depressed leadership.
This can’t be happening, they’re quietly slurring to each other, just before they launch into another gloomy pronunciamento to the press. “[T]he American people were promised by the president that unemployment would not exceed 8 percent,” says a wobbly John Boehner, once again forgetting to mention that forecast’s outdated and since-revised data.
Then slithering up to the mic comes every recovering alcoholic’s worst I-can’t-take-this-idiot nightmare of re-indulgent temptation, Eric Cantor, belching, “we could do a lot better.”
Damn right we could. Just get the hell out of Obama’s way.
That sound you hear is champagne corks in the West Wing.”
February 04, 2012
Joe Stalin: compared to Romney, a pretty good employer
Georgi Zhukov, whom military historian Andrew Roberts has lauded as the Second World War’s most outstanding general — as well as ass-saver of the Kremlin’s generalissimo, fared better under Stalin than debate-coach Brett O’Donnell, whom political observers have credited with having single-handedly saved the now-reemergent frontrunner, did under Romney.
[Writes Roberts], Zhukov was relegated after the war to a series of minor commands by a suspicious and jealous Stalin.
[O’Donnell …] who won plaudits for bolstering Mitt Romney’s recent debate performances is not being retained by the front-runner’s campaign [writes Politico], an apparent victim of internal tensions over staff receiving too much credit for the candidate’s comeback.
In the free-enterprise splendor of Romneyworld, producing a magnificent return for your boss could very well dictate your unemployment, while in Stalinist Russia, you at least might have kept your job.
This bizarre little peek into the suspicious, jealous, hypersensitive soul of Mitt Romney also strongly suggests that Chris Christie shouldn’t pack for national touring as Mitt’s veep choice. The latter rather conspicuously understands that he’ll never star on the stump if his running mate is brimming with personality and pizazz — or, rather, if his running mate possesses any personality or pizazz. So T-Paw, start your engine; only against your stifling banality can Mitt Romney ever look appealing.
Renee Robinson is the ‘woman with the umbrella’ in Alvin Ailey’s ‘Revelations’
By DeNeen Brown, Published: February 3
The woman with the umbrella wades through blue ribbons of silk. Her hips roll like waves, mimicking the movement of water. Her body stretches, long and liquid, as if pulled by an invisible tension. The dancer twirls, and the parasol she holds spins, seemingly light as a feather, perfectly erect as if it were a flag announcing some triumph over sorrow.
The “woman with the umbrella” leaps and bends and flies in an ethereal dance synchronized to the old Negro spiritual “Wade in the Water.” Under a soft blue light, others dance beside her, but it is the woman carrying the parasol who commands attention in this section of “Revelations,” the signature work by the late choreographer Alvin Ailey.
3Chics, I hate to start my Saturday off like this…. but this jerk makes me wanna smack the ish out of him.
Arizona State Lawmaker Proposes Holiday For White People
What’s up with Arizona?
After a Latino state legislator proposed a Latino American Day, lawmaker Cecil Ash stepped up before the legislature to suggest a holiday for white people. Seriously.
This is, after all, the land of S.B. 1070, the contentious and draconian immigration enforcement bill that has been mired in legal deadlock since it was signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer (R) in 2010. The legislation, considered the strictest of its kind when it was passed, is to be ruled upon by the Supreme Court later this year.
It’s also home to Russell Pearce, the former Republican state senator credited with laying down the framework for the state’s controversial immigration law.
And who can forget the ever-graceful Brewer, stateswoman and author, wagging her finger dismissively in the face of President Obama at an airport in Phoenix last month?
And the swashbuckling Sheriff Joe Arpaio lives there, too. He proclaimed himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” and now finds himself ensnared in a U.S. Justice Department investigation accusing his department of racially profiling Latinos, basing immigration enforcement on racially charged citizen complaints and punishing Hispanic jail inmates for speaking Spanish.
they will roll up on the wrong one…
I’m just sayin’.
This is LAUGHABLE. Some of these Sons-of-BITCHES have been on VACATION for oh, say, about 400 YEARS!
Light me up
You trod one of life’s roughest roads
You got the heaviest load……
Good Morning, SG2 & Everybody!!! :-)
Good Morning, Everyone :)