Thursday Open Thread

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About SouthernGirl2

A Native Texan who adores baby kittens, loves horses, rodeos, pomegranates, & collect Eagles. Enjoys politics, games shows, & dancing to all types of music. Loves discussing and learning about different cultures. A Phi Theta Kappa lifetime member with a passion for Social & Civil Justice.
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24 Responses to Thursday Open Thread

  1. Vettte says:

    Ametia, SG2 and Opulent, I wish you much success as you launch your new expression to the universe. My hope is that you illuminate minds and bring thought provoking commentary to the blogosphere. Keep it real and always acknowledge HIM, and he will direct thy path.


  2. Ametia says:

    How the Stimulus Is Changing America
    By Michael Grunwald Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — President Obama’s $787 billion stimulus — has been marketed as a jobs bill, and that’s how it’s been judged. The White House says it has saved or created about 3 million jobs, helping avoid a depression and end a recession. Republicans mock it as a Big Government boondoggle that has failed to prevent rampant unemployment despite a massive expansion of the deficit. Liberals complain that it wasn’t massive enough.

    It’s an interesting debate. Politically, it’s awkward to argue that things would have been even worse without the stimulus, even though that’s what most nonpartisan economists believe. But the battle over the Recovery Act’s short-term rescue has obscured its more enduring mission: a long-term push to change the country. It was about jobs, sure, but also about fighting oil addiction and global warming, transforming health care and education, and building a competitive 21st century economy. Some Republicans have called it an under-the-radar scramble to advance Obama’s agenda — and they’ve got a point.
    (See TIME’s special report “The Green Design 100.”)

    Read more:,8599,2013683-1,00.html?om_rid=DRaeQf&om_mid=_BMdsW0B8UCk6Rk#ixzz0xkEHxo4d

  3. Ametia says:

    Well, lookie here:
    Exclusive: Bristol Palin Is Coming to Dancing With the Stars
    Today 9:04 AM PDT by Kristin Dos Santos

    It’s the Dancing With the Stars casting that no one saw coming!

    We can report to you exclusively that Sarah Palin’s 19-year-old daughter Bristol Palin has been cast on the 11th season of DWTS, set to premiere Sept. 20, according to sources.

    As for the reports that David Hasselhoff, Audrina Patridge, The Situation and Brandy will also be part of the cast, here’s the deal:

    All true, according to sources.

    However, from what I’m hearing about those other rumors, Kirstie Alley won’t be there–and neither will anyone of Bachelor or Bachelorette fame (sorry, Ali and Roberto!), unless there are a few last-minute switcheroos.

    Read more:

    • What? Dancing with the Stars? Uh Uh

    • Ametia says:

      Aint that some shit…

      • Ametia says:

        Damn! it.

      • Vettte says:

        Bristol busted upon her stage of stardom “knocked up” at the Republican National Convention. Then her hillbilly baby-daddy brought further celebrity to her and her momma’s family by going on every tv show that would pay him to tell the family secrets; that made her more of a star. Then she raised her celebrity status when she tried to be a role model by telling young girls, “do what I say and not what I do”. Her celebrity exploded further when she announced to her parents and family VIA A MAGAZINE that she was going to marry her baby’s daddy, the same person who had dissed the family in every tabloid he could get to pay him. Then she finally called that fiasco off when “Run Sarah Run” showed her she could make more money without the baby daddy. So, the sum total of her experiences being a Alaskan Teabagger/Fisherman’s Daughter, makes Bristol a household name, a celebrity and a pass to dance as a star. That’s all.

    • vettte says:

      Those Alaskan Hillbillies arent used to anything…whatever carrot is dangled in front of them, they will jump at it. When you aren’t used to anything, you just build you brand on “whateva”.

      • Those ignorant Alaskan Hillbillies arent used to anything…whatever carrot is dangled in front of them, they will jump at it. When you aren’t used to anything, you just build you brand on “whateva”.

        There. Fixed it for you!

  4. Glenn Beck Rally, ‘Restoring Honor’, Stirs Controversy

    WASHINGTON — Glenn Beck says it’s just a coincidence his Restoring Honor rally on Saturday at the Lincoln Memorial will take place on the anniversary and at the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. But he’s hardly apologizing for the connection.

    “This is going to be a moment that you’ll never be able to paint people as haters, racists, none of it,” he says of the event featuring Sarah Palin and other conservative political and cultural figures. “This is a moment, quite honestly, that I think we reclaim the civil rights movement.”

    Some civil rights veterans are skeptical.

    “When we heard about Glenn Beck, it was puzzling,” the Rev. Al Sharpton said. “Because if you read Dr. King’s speech, it just doesn’t gel with what Mr. Beck or Mrs. Palin are representing.”

  5. Ametia says:

    Hey now! All aboard the 3Chics train! Hello fellow blogging travelers.

    • Whoo Hoo!

    • Ametia says:

      Ah sooky sooky now! You cut up and carryin’ on now, SG2.

      • Vettte says:

        Okay, some reply links are there and others aren’t but I won’t sweat the small stuff. Ima just post here.

        Ametia, I’ll share my thoughts, opinions and analysis on Shirley Sherrod. While everyone is asking her whether or not she is going to file a lawsuit against that Glen Beck perpetrator, whats-his-face whose 15 minutes of fame ended in 10 minutes (I can’t remember his name now); I think Shirley might be hammering out a lawsuit against the US Government for wrongful termination. That’s what my thoughts on the matter are. Now look here, who in there right mind would say “Thank you Mr. President, but no thank you. Take this token job and shove it” if you didn’t know you had a pretty good chance of winning your case against the government. “Fury knows know greater wrath than a woman scorned”, ask Shanti and Shirley because both are moving on to bigger and better horizons. When Sherrod announced to them that “I don’t want your penny-anny position, her phone started ringing off the hook, from many, many organizations willing to pay her the big bucks to come speak. Yes indeedy. Shirley is gonna get paid in many ways. And she is still not backing away from the allegation that her firing came from the White House. Watch her now!!

      • Ametia says:

        Wow! Vette, your take on Ms. Sherrod’s intentions is indeed an insight that hadn’t crossed my mind.

        Like Shanti, If do hope whatever she chooses to do next will give her satisfaction and assist her in her next level of growth.

        Some thinks she’s selfish, but who but Ms. Sherrod will look out for Shirley?

        I’d like to know what became of that Cook lady who asked her to pull over and text in her resignation. That’s still a question, I’d like answered.

  6. Dem Rep.: Nancy Pelosi ‘Might Get Sick And Die’

    While it might be politically popular among Republicans to bash House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, one Democrat may have crossed a line.

    Alabama Rep. Bobby Bright, a Blue Dog Democrat, was asked whether he would vote for Nancy Pelosi for House Speaker at a political event on Saturday. He replied that a vote for House Speaker was a long way off.

    Bright “joked that Pelosi might lose her own election, decide not to run for the speaker’s job or otherwise not be available,” reported the Montgomery Advertiser.

    The Advertiser’s reporter, Cosby Woodruff, told The Plum Line’s Greg Sargent that Bright said, “heck, she might even get sick and die.”

    According to Woodruff’s original report the remark “drew laughter from the crowd.”

    Blue Dogs = Republicans that didn’t have a voice in the republican party.

  7. Hey Now!

    We’re rocking and rolling! ;)

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