Saturday Open Thread

Raphael Saadiq (born Charles Ray Wiggins in Oakland, California; May 14, 1966) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Saadiq has been a standard bearer for “old school” R&B since his early days as a member of the multiplatinum group Tony! Toni! Toné! He also produced songs of such artists as Joss Stone, D’Angelo, TLC, Mary J. Blige, and John Legend. He and D’Angelo were occasional members of The Ummah, a music production collective, composed of members Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest, and the late Jay Dee (also known as J Dilla) of the Detroit-based group Slum Village.

Saadiq’s latest critically acclaimed album, The Way I See It, released on September 16, 2008, featuring artists Stevie Wonder, Joss Stone and Jay-Z, received three Grammy Award Nominations and voted Best Album on iTunes of 2008.

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13 Responses to Saturday Open Thread

  1. GADDAFI RETREATS

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/26/air-raids-force-gaddafi-r_n_841030.html#comments

    AJDABIYA, Libya – Libyan rebels clinched their hold on the east and seized back a key city on Saturday after decisive international airstrikes sent Moammar Gadhafi’s forces into retreat, shedding their uniforms and ammunition as they fled.

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    Ajdabiya’s initial loss to Gadhafi may have ultimately been what saved the rebels from imminent defeat, propelling the U.S. and its allies to swiftly pull together the air campaign now crippling Gadhafi’s military. Its recapture gives President Barack Obama a tangible victory just as he faces criticism for bringing the United States into yet another war.

    That’s My President!!!

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  2. Breaking News:

    Geraldine Ferraro dies at age 75

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  3. dannie22 says:

    I love Rafeal Saadiq! Thanks!

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  4. Ametia says:

    Budget Impasse Increasing Risk of U.S. ShutdownBy CARL HULSE
    Published: March 25, 2011

    WASHINGTON — With time running short and budget negotiations this week having reached an angry impasse, Congressional leaders are growing increasingly pessimistic about reaching a bipartisan deal that would avert a government shutdown in early April.
    Senior Democratic officials involved in high-level efforts to bring House Republicans, Senate Democrats and the White House to a budget agreement said that while some progress had been made toward an accord on an overall level of spending cuts, the parties remained divided on the final figure and had to resolve the fate of ideologically charged policy provisions demanded by House conservatives.

    Some senior Republicans, after relying on House Democrats to help pass the most recent short-term measure, are also uneasy about having to team up with Democrats again to pass any compromise that dips too far below the $61 billion in spending reductions endorsed by the House for the current fiscal year. Senate Democrats want to wring some of the savings out of mandatory spending programs like Medicare, an approach Republicans are resisting.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/26/us/politics/26fiscal.html?_r=1&hp&om_rid=DRaeQf&om_mid=_BNje0TB8Z3$qLN

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  5. dannie22 says:

    Good morning all!

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  6. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everybody! Happy Springtime. :-)

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