Raise The Wage






138 Responses to “Raise The Wage”

  1. April 29, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    • 2 GGail
      April 29, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      LP, these are AWESOME! I really like the Roger Goodell one – HA!

      And congrats on First πŸ™‚

  2. 3 Nerdy Wonka
    April 29, 2014 at 3:11 pm

  3. 4 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 29, 2014 at 3:13 pm

  4. 5 Nerdy Wonka
    April 29, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    OMG. Shonda Rhimes retweeted me!!! This is like the fourth time she’s done so and I still go “WHAAAAAAAAAAAT?!?!”

    Tuesday, you like me. You really really like me. πŸ™‚

    • 6 hopefruit2
      April 29, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ That’s fantastic NW! She’s obviously as huge a fan of yours as you are of hers. Ping!

  5. April 29, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    • 8 0388jojothecat
      April 29, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      All ex-players except Kareem.

    • 12 GGail
      April 29, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      I really appreciate Mayor KJ’s tweet.

      I think this Commissioner Adam Silver is gonna do just fine, yup, just fine. He looked plenty pissed when he laid out Sterling’s punishment. And I’m glad it’s the new commissioner who’s handing out this punishment. So, David Stern was deaf and blind to Sterling’s actions, but there’s a new sheriff and he has no loyalty to anyone or anything except the truth and fairness in the NBA.

  6. 13 Nerdy Wonka
    April 29, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    For those who missed the press conference.

  7. April 29, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    My recommendation …

    Thanks for the excellent selection of #RaiseTheWage tweets, NW!!

  8. 15 donna dem 4 obama
    April 29, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      April 29, 2014 at 3:25 pm


  9. 18 Nerdy Wonka
    April 29, 2014 at 3:21 pm

  10. April 29, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    You know, I used to completely ignore any Mark Knoller tweet that may come across my TL, but this one really irked me like no other of late…..

  11. April 29, 2014 at 3:24 pm


  12. 39 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    April 29, 2014 at 3:27 pm

  13. 40 Paulita
    April 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Stephen A. Smith puts the blame squarely on the L.A. Chapter of the NAACP for undercutting the public outing of Donald Sterling’s past racists acts when they awarded him a lifetime achievement award.

    Again, the cover-up proved just as bad as the crime.

    • 41 GGail
      April 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      Knowing the story might be helpful…

      LOS ANGELES — Donald Sterling donated money for years to the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP, which honored the Clippers owner with a lifetime achievement award in 2009 and was planning to present him another in May until the controversy broke over his racially insensitive comments that went public over the weekend.

      The amount Sterling has given to the L.A. NAACP branch was not revealed at a news conference Monday held by L.A. branch president Leon Jenkins.
      “It’s an insignificant amount of money, and we’re going to return it,” said Jenkins, who added the NAACP and Sterling have had a relationship for “maybe 15-20 years.”
      Sterling’s award from the NAACP in 2009 came just before he agreed to pay a $2.765 million settlement in a case that alleged he discriminated against African Americans, Latinos and others at apartment buildings he owned in Los Angeles County.

      The NAACP no longer plans to honor Sterling at its event next month, at which Rev. Al Sharpton and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti will receive awards as Persons of the Year.

      “There is no place in my town for any racist company,” Garcetti said Monday on CNBC. “We don’t want to see leadership of any company here that’s not welcome in Los Angeles. And we absolutely won’t tolerate it. Those comments were despicable. I hope that the very strongest sanctions are levied by the league against the owner if it is proven that that indeed is Donald Sterling.”


  14. April 29, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Thank yooooooooou so much Nerdy, you’re just like the President: An Energizer Bunny!

  15. 45 Linda
    April 29, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    The chairman of a local chapter of the Illinois Republican Party called President Barack Obama an “a**” and said if the media focused about the offspring of a zebra and a donkey there would be two “living creatures” getting plenty of attention that is partially white and partially black.

    The joke, by Winnebago County Republican Central Committee (WCRCC) chairman Jim Thompson, came in a regular newsletter sent out to supporters. It came at the end of the newsletter.

    “Media update for the week: saw on the news this week the offspring of a donkey and a zebra, black and white legs, rest all donkey,” Thompson wrote at the end of the newsletter. “Not sure why this is news: now if we can teach him to read a teleprompter, we could have two living creatures the media will fawn over that is part white part black and all a**!”

    Thompson is referring to a baby zebra-donkey hybrid that was born at Mexico’s Reynosa Zoo on Friday.


    Paging Justice Roberts……paging Justice Roberts…..

  16. 50 donna dem 4 obama
    April 29, 2014 at 3:51 pm

  17. 53 jackiegrumbacher
    April 29, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I wonder if Silver was inspired by President Obama’s statement that he was a decent man and would do the right thing, All it takes is for decent men and women to keep standing up and saying “NO, that’s not acceptable. We won’t look away”. Sometimes we can go for years and years when it seems the decent voices are too soft or too easily drowned out. But then the moment comes when people are repelled enough that a voice finally pushes through the noise, a line is drawn and we move forward –one small step–toward justice. It happened with Rush Limbaugh and Sandra Fluke and it happened today. Some cleansing wash passes over the ugly and we what the world could be like if we let love overcome hate.

    • April 29, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      Is this a Jams Van der Dee photograph? Looks like his handiwork. He loved to capture the upwardly aspirations of the new Harlemites in dignified poses

      • 61 hopefruit2
        April 29, 2014 at 5:17 pm

        It looks like Van der zee’s work but I did a google and came upon this from pininterest. It’s captioned as “Easter Sunday in Harlem by Weegee the Famous.” I’m not familiar with that photographer.


  18. April 29, 2014 at 3:53 pm

  19. 64 Kid kanga
    April 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I love love love Harry Reid’s tweet. Billions are not enough for Kock bros, but $10/hr is too much for mothers supporting their children. Reid, like obama, often walks softly but can bust out the big stick when needed!

  20. 65 Nena20409
    April 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm


    Oprah and Starbuck guy

  21. April 29, 2014 at 4:04 pm

  22. 70 Linda
    April 29, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Joy Reid had some sports reporter from The Nation on named Dave Zirin…..who she praised as MSNBC’s go to guy for sports right after he attacked Kevin Johnson and said Johnson’s comments praising Silver made him very angry……and that Johnson should have DEMANDED a timeline for trying to get Sterling ousted as an owner.

    • 71 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      April 29, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      That’s because Robert Mason, Jr., Miami Heat player and VP, Players Union, made a much stronger statement that called for a timetable and accountability in Silver’s efforts to broker a sale.

  23. April 29, 2014 at 4:09 pm

  24. 73 Nena20409
    April 29, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Shockey Dockey………Donald Sterling has spoken already?


    “I just spoke with Donald Sterling on the telephone just moments ago,” Gray said on Fox News’ “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson” a few minutes before Silver made his announcement. “He is unaware of what is going to happen to him. He has not been notified. He also said that he really didn’t want to comment on the record. However, the team is not for sale and he will not be selling the team.”

    At his press conference Tuesday afternoon, Silver also announced that he would urge the league’s board of governors to force a sale of the team. The league would need to get 3/4 of the team owners to vote to strip Sterling of his ownership.

    During his appearance on Fox, Gray said Sterling asked him to read the press coverage of his own fate.

    “[H]e is unaware of what Adam Silver, the commissioner, plans to do,” Gray said. “In fact, he asked me, and I read him the TMZ report.”

  25. 79 JER
    April 29, 2014 at 4:33 pm

  26. 81 JER
    April 29, 2014 at 4:33 pm

  27. April 29, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Tzar Vlad best stop messing with folk ….

    “Today Russia seeks to change the security landscape of Eastern and Central Europe,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a speech in Washington referring to Russia’s occupation of Crimea and the threat it posed to eastern Ukraine.

    “Whatever path they (Russia) choose, I can guarantee this: the United States and our allies will stand together in support of Ukraine,” Kerry said.

    “And most important, together we have to make it absolutely clear to the Kremlin that NATO territory is inviolable. We will defend every single piece of it,” he added.

    “Article V of the NATO treaty must mean something, and our allies on the frontline need and deserve no less,” Kerry said, referring to the NATO agreement that any attack on one member is an attack on all.”


  28. April 29, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    • 87 donna dem 4 obama
      April 29, 2014 at 4:46 pm

      Come to momma honey. Oops did I just write that for all to see πŸ˜‰

      • April 29, 2014 at 4:48 pm

        LOL, yes you did Donna!!!!!! πŸ™‚

      • 89 No Child Left Behind
        April 29, 2014 at 4:48 pm

        Donna, you are simply expressing loudly what many say in their hearts. Don’t worry. We understand.

      • 90 Nerdy Wonka
        April 29, 2014 at 4:55 pm

        M’am? Control thyself or get thee to a shower. πŸ™‚

      • 95 hopefruit2
        April 29, 2014 at 5:02 pm

        Donna, please be advised that Mr. Yardarm has his day off. So do plan accordingly. After all, we don’t want him having to work on his break, do we?


        • 96 donna dem 4 obama
          April 29, 2014 at 5:05 pm

          Because he knows how I am he gave me extra naughty mats to keep in reserve and I have made use of one of them this evening. πŸ™‚

          • 97 hopefruit2
            April 29, 2014 at 5:08 pm

            HA! …well aren’t you the lucky one with all these extra mats. πŸ™‚ I’m not calling names, but you may very well have to share the mats with one or two other individuals, so try to not use them all up!

            • 98 donna dem 4 obama
              April 29, 2014 at 5:13 pm

              I’ll try but no guarantees. Y’all may have to make your own arrangements with our Yardarm to have extra supplies on hand. A girl has to be prepared for the unexpected cuz sometimes Chips and NW springs surprises on us. Ya know πŸ™‚

  29. 99 Nena20409
    April 29, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    This was posted earlier. Too lazy to go back.

    Here’s a link. The IL GOPer is now apologizing, after he was caught spouting racists bat poop against POTUS.


  30. April 29, 2014 at 4:44 pm

  31. 101 donna dem 4 obama
    April 29, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    • 102 Alycee (@jazziz2)
      April 29, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      Last paragraph:

      “There will be appeals. There also may be an attempt to push another, similar bill through the legislature by Scott Walker, the goggle-eyed homunculus hired by Koch Industries to manage their midwest subsidiary formerly known as the state of Wisconsin. But, for now, something resembling the state’s proud progressive history has prevailed.”

  32. April 29, 2014 at 4:45 pm

  33. 104 Nerdy Wonka
    April 29, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Yay! President Obama is back.

  34. 106 daisydem
    April 29, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Oh, oh, oh … I am so glad he is home! I love you Mr. President! I loved all the pics of him on his Asian tour (thanks TOD); I loved the outpouring of love and respect for this man abroad. The world loves our President! God has blessed us so very much with the honor of having Barack Obama as our President, leader, and Commander-in-Chief. But, I am so happy to know tonight he will be at home in the White House, maybe sipping some wine and hot soup (to dispel the cool rainy weather) and hugging our beautiful First Lady and Malia and Sasha and Mrs. Robinson. Oh, and the puppies too!

  35. April 29, 2014 at 4:56 pm

  36. 127 donna dem 4 obama
    April 29, 2014 at 5:00 pm

  37. 128 hopefruit2
    April 29, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    So we should be getting a nice slide show from Pete in the near future. Can’t wait!

  38. 129 Linda
    April 29, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    GOP Lawmakers Confronted By Constituents Demanding To Know Why They Won’t Expand Medicaid

    Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a right-wing group funded by the billionaire Koch Brothers, has been aggressively pressuring states to reject Obamacare’s optional Medicaid expansion. Last fall, the organization launched a massive campaign that has focused mainly on Virginia. But the latest town hall meetings hosted by AFP in the state aren’t exactly going well.

    Over the past week, at several town halls intended to emphasize why Virginia shouldn’t expand Medicaid, GOP lawmakers have been confronted by constituents who are demanding to know why they’re denying health care from an estimated 400,000 low-income residents.


    Koch and AFP are going Down !

  39. 130 donna dem 4 obama
    April 29, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Is this not the cutest puppy in the world πŸ™‚

  40. 138 sherijr
    April 29, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    I just saw on my Barnes & Noble email that Ben Carson has a book coming out on May 20th– “One Nation” about his “bold plan” to “stop America’s slide into fiscal and moral decay”. Good grief.
    Hillary Clinton has a book coming out about her time as Sec of State and her “thoughts on the country’s path to the future” due out June 10th, titles “Hard Choices”

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