Chat Away

A man gestures ‘I love you’ in sign language as President Obama replies with the sign for ‘thank you’ as he greeted a crowd on arrival in Phoenix yesterday.

55 Responses to “Chat Away”

  1. 1 Allison
    March 14, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    GA chips and TOD!!

  2. 6 Don
    March 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Congrats Allison!

  3. March 14, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Good Afternoon, Everyone 🙂

  4. March 14, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    this is utter lunacy mixed in with utter evil


    The Shocking Finding From the DOJ’s Ferguson Report That Nobody Has Noticed

    Posted: 03/13/2015 2:42 pm EDT Updated: 03/13/2015 2:59 pm EDT

    In the city of Ferguson, nearly everyone is a wanted criminal.

    That may seem like hyperbole, but it is a literal fact. In Ferguson — a city with a population of 21,000 — 16,000 people have outstanding arrest warrants, meaning that they are currently actively wanted by the police. In other words, if you were to take four people at random, the Ferguson police would consider three of them fugitives.

    That statistic should be truly shocking. Yet in the wake of the Department of Justice’s withering report on the city’s policing practices, it has gone almost entirely unmentioned. News reports and analysis have focused on the racism discovered in departmental emails, and the gangsterish financial “shakedown” methods deployed against African Americans. In doing so, they have missed the full picture of Ferguson’s operation, which reveals a totalizing police regime beyond any of Kafka’s ghastliest nightmares.


    • 10 GGail
      March 14, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      Good lord!

    • 11 Don
      March 14, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      This would mean the police department would have a built in stream of revenue. And the Mayor of Ferguson keeps his job knowing full well that this was going on in his city?

    • 12 Don
      March 14, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      It’s as though the Ferguson Government was being run like a crime family and the Mayor was the “Don”, with the city council and police force acting as “Capos'” and “Soldiers”. There has to be indictments coming down.

    • March 14, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      This is why the problem is Ferguson is systemic…it touches all aspects of Ferguson…it is not just individuals who are responsible but a prevailing culture of racism and disenfranchisement…and also keep in mind..what all this has done to the psyche of the blk folks…and the white folks in Ferguson

      • 14 GGail
        March 14, 2015 at 3:31 pm

        I keep thinking about the couple of black officers. Did they go along to get along? Isn’t there One black person in the City who could see the wrong going on?

        • March 14, 2015 at 4:05 pm

          if you are a police officer….esp a blk police officer…and you spoke up…how long would you be safe on the force…not very long…and who would you speak to…that you could trust

          • 16 GGail
            March 14, 2015 at 7:39 pm

            Fear. Dr. King didn’t let fear immobilize him. Barack didn’t let fear hold him back.

            • March 14, 2015 at 8:07 pm

              i do not take that fear lightly…if you are going to report evil doings…you will have to make sure that those that you love are safe…you will not be able to remain on the force…there are Klan like happenings in Ferguson…

  5. 18 Allison
    March 14, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    • 19 vcprezofan2
      March 14, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      For some reason I sometimes feel uncomfortable at the speed with which certain situations become ‘history’. Not sure I expressed that well, but books get written and courses appear and ‘fallouts’ are studied, all before the pavement is dry after a rainfall. I’m not sure *what* to think.

      • March 14, 2015 at 2:38 pm

        I know what you mean…i would want to know in what context this course is being offered….what do they hope to accomplish

        • 21 vcprezofan2
          March 14, 2015 at 2:53 pm

          What they hope to accomplish is one of the things that puzzle me. Also, what is the purpose of building a course around “one” person? Is this supposed to be a one-time course?

      • 22 Don
        March 14, 2015 at 2:43 pm

        I understand what you are saying, it seems as though in this microwave society everything must be quickly explained away. And it takes away from the true understanding of a situation..

        • 23 vcprezofan2
          March 14, 2015 at 2:56 pm

          In fact, the speed with which they produce these ‘instant’ books/movies/courses give me the impression they are most likely to lack depth. I’m not saying that the issues haven’t been around a long time; I *think *I’m saying I don’t like when they specifically tie them to one incident in this manner.

      • 24 GGail
        March 14, 2015 at 2:52 pm

        Understand and agree vc. I’m perplexed as to what can be learned so soon.

        • 25 vcprezofan2
          March 14, 2015 at 3:01 pm

          Makes it seem ill-considered and like a form of exploitation to me. It’s not that I don’t want them to investigate the myriad issues that surround the ‘easy’ and senseless killing of certain members of the population, but how exactly do you put together a ‘multi-disciplinary’ college course on an issue such as this so rapidly? Sigh.

      • March 14, 2015 at 4:40 pm

        You make a good point, VC!

  6. 28 4morefor44
    March 14, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    ha. i’ve said all along that all these secret service “scandals” have been very suspect. maybe some have happened, probably some never did, but either way, the secret service was mostly off limits to reporting until of course – #blackpresident. yet another tool for “the news” to diminish president obama’s accomplishments as president. now cnn is saying this latest one is made up. but “mission accomplished” for “the news” owners. headlines all over the place and people sneering about it at my workplace this week.

    now i’ve noticed a bunch of these, including this newest made-up one, have come from the same “reporter” – carol leonning at wash post. interesting set-up here:
    “Asked why sources in the Secret Service seemed to be turning to Leonnig rather their their superiors, she told the Huffington Post in October, “I think they trusted the Washington Post more than they trusted their headquarters’ leadership.” No, Carol, they trusted you.”

    what a joke our “news” has become. #1 problem in this democracy right now.

    • March 14, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      “idon” mentioned in a previous post that there was a “roach” in the Secret Service…i am not sure what that means exactly…but i suspect it might be something like a “mole” or spy….

      I would be curious to know if it is the same person reporting to leonnig…and truly what does that person hope to achieve…and the media is so gullible and so eager to be first…that they just report without investigating

  7. 30 Nena20409
    March 14, 2015 at 2:23 pm

  8. 31 Nena20409
    March 14, 2015 at 2:24 pm

  9. March 14, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    “Happy birthday, Einstein! But this is also Pi Day, and a very special Pi Day at that. Why so special?

    The date is 3/14/15, the first five digits in the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter…..

    ….And—get ready for this—at 26 minutes and 53 seconds after 9 a.m., we will pass a date and time represented by the first 10 digits of π. Very exciting! If you miss it, there will be one more chance at 9 p.m. After that, you’ll have to wait another 100 years for that auspicious moment to happen again, assuming that we will still be writing our Julian calendar dates as we do in America. It ought to be a great moment for conspiracy theorists; they are missing a terrific opportunity to warn us about cables snapping on suspension bridges, oil rig draw-works no longer pumping in Texas, and countless highway accidents when the mechanisms of rack and pinion steering freeze….continued”

  10. March 14, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    I hope they read it ….

    My condensed response …

    (thank you, LDS)

    284,718 @ 234 p EDT (really hope folk continue to sign it and urge others to do so)

    bbl ….

  11. March 14, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    This man will most likely decide who will be the next PM (most Israeli experts are counting him in Bibi’s block)

  12. March 14, 2015 at 2:37 pm

  13. March 14, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Equal enforcement is a huge issue:

  14. March 14, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    This thread appears to be messed up.

    New thread, please?

  15. March 14, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    POTUS is taking very good care of the California coast.

  16. March 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm

  17. 52 Don
    March 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    The deeper we dive into Ferguson the deeper the cesspool gets, I don’t think we are anywhere near the bottom. If you put aside Michael Brown’s murder for a moment, the city of Ferguson was at best holding its African American citizens at hostages, and at worst, the city of Ferguson was using its African American citizens as human ATM machines.

  18. March 14, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    • 54 Don
      March 14, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      The White House Petition platform was a very smart idea. It allows the White House to build a data base and it also allows the White house to identity voters and their issues. If I were a candidate running for the Presidency I would have a website like this set up to interact with potential voters.

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