Serendipity SOUL-Friday Open Thread

HAPPY FRY-DAY, 3CHICS, & ALL!   What’s the word for the day, SG2?

Wiki:  Sly and the Family Stone are an American rock, funk, and soul band from San Francisco, California. Active from 1966 to 1983, the band was pivotal in the development of soul, funk, and psychedelic music. Headed by singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist Sly Stone, and containing several of his family members and friends, the band was the first major American rock band to have an “integrated, multigender” lineup.[1]

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19 Responses to Serendipity SOUL-Friday Open Thread

  1. Ametia says:

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

  2. Sarah Palin 2012 Presidential Run? ‘I Would Give It A Shot’

    Sarah Palin tends to shy away from questions regarding her presidential ambitions, but not on Friday, when she told Fox News that given some vague preconditions, she’d be willing to “give it a shot” in 2012.

    In Des Moines, Iowa, for the annual Reagan Dinner fundraiser — a perennial destination for Republican presidential hopefuls — the ex-governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee said she’d be “willing” to go head to head with President Barack Obama if voters think she’s “the one.”

    Run Sarah Run!

  3. Murkowski supporters: come to “campaign kickoff” tonight (Updated)

    Lisa Murkowski supporters are urging people to come out tonight for what’s being called a “campaign kick off,” although her campaign manager isn’t ready to say that she’s decided to run.

    Bonnie Jack, who was a Murkowski campaign elections observer for the count of absentee votes, sent out an email this morning. “Join us at the Kick-off of Senator Lisa’s campaign — with a theme of “write in her name in and fill in the oval.”

    “Denai’na Convention Center, third floor and hopefully out on the sunny deck, 5 pm. Bring your family including children, friends and business associates. We plan to make history!”

    Jack confirmed to me that she sent the email, and indicated that obviously the conclusion to be drawn from it is that Murkowski is running.

    What? Oh, it’s on and popping now!

    • Alaska GOP Sen. Murkowski Announces She’ll Run As Write-In Candidate After Primary Loss

      JUNEAU, Alaska — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who lost Alaska’s GOP primary last month in a stunning upset to a tea-party backed rival, announced Friday that she’s mounting a write-in candidacy in a bid to hold onto her job.

      Murkowksi told supporters at a late afternoon rally in Anchorage that Alaskans have told her they’re worried about Republican nominee Joe Miller’s extremist views and concerned about the Democratic candidate’s inexperience.

      The decision follows Miller’s surprise win in last month’s primary. Murkowski acknowledged she made mistakes during that campaign, but promised she’ll be more aggressive this time in running against Miller.

      “The gloves are off,” she said.

      Oh shit! It’s on & popping! Get your popcorn!

  4. Stephanie Miller stated she is going to be leading the million masturbator march in Washington and asked if Ed Shultz can give a hand!


  5. Ametia says:

    As midterms approach, Democrats are reaching out to black voters
    By Nia-Malika Henderson
    Friday, September 17, 2010; 2:28 PM

    On black radio stations in cities such as Philadelphia, Cincinnati and St. Louis, it sounds a lot like 2008. It’s not the music, it’s the message.

    Aiming to tap into President Obama’s off-the-charts approval rating among blacks, the Democratic National Committee has dusted off the presidential campaign’s logo, lingo and grass-roots strategy to get them to the polls this November.

    Democrats are betting that if the midterms are a referendum on Obama, they like their odds with African Americans. So in print and radio ads airing in urban areas in battleground states, they’ve made the midterms all about Obama.

    The message is simple: “Stand With President Obama. Vote November 2.”

    Obama himself has gotten involved, even as some candidates remain reluctant to campaign with him as they face a tough political environment for Democrats. The president has granted interviews to black radio personalities in the past week, and this week trumpeted his administration’s record on diversity, civil rights and higher education in front of large black audiences. On Saturday, he will address the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual gala.

  6. Obama Calls Mike Castle After GOP Primary Loss, Says Senior Administration Official

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has reached out to longtime Republican Rep. Mike Castle after his upset loss to a tea party-backed candidate in Delaware’s Senate primary.

    A senior administration official says Obama thanked Castle for his service during nine terms in the House. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a private conversation.

    Castle was the choice of the GOP establishment for the U.S. Senate seat once held by Vice President Joe Biden. He lost this week to tea party favorite Christine O’Donnell. Many analysts believe that gives Democrat Chris Coons a much better shot at winning the Nov. 2 election.

    Biden was traveling to Delaware Friday afternoon to join Coons in rallying volunteers.

    Our President is one classy guy! Big Up, Mr President!

  7. Ametia,

    You know I love Sly & The Family Stone. I was in love with Sly Stone!

    Bow Chicka Bow Wow! ;)

  8. Rep. Chet Edwards Touts His Opposition To Obama, Pelosi In New Ad (VIDEO)

    Caught in a deeply difficult race, Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Tex.) went up on air Friday with what is perhaps the most intense ad yet from a Democrat trying to distance himself from President Obama.

    The Texas Democrat, who was once considered a potential vice presidential choice by the Obama campaign, touts not only his opposition to health care reform, cap-and-trade legislation and the like in the new spot. He also actively declares that he withstood pressure from Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in doing so.

    Damn! another democrat ass clown! Vote him out!

  9. Gunman Shot By Police On Capitol Hill, Authorities Say

    WASHINGTON — Officers in Washington shot and wounded a man who pointed a handgun at them early Friday blocks away from the U.S. Capitol.

    Officers were told around 5 a.m. to be on the lookout for a man with a gun, U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider said.

    Officers then saw the man, who pointed the gun at them at 2nd and C streets in southwest Washington near the Capitol, the U.S. Botanic Garden and the National Museum of the American Indian. Officers opened fire after the man refused to drop his weapon because they were in “fear for their lives,” Schneider said.

  10. Ametia says:

    Rahm rumors move aides to eye new digs

    By Al Kamen
    Thursday, September 16, 2010; 11:42 PM

    The likely departure of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel after the November elections – to be followed by those of senior adviser David Axelrod, Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina and who knows how many other top aides early in 2011 – has set off a high-stakes game of musical offices.

    And to assist West Wing wannabes, we’ve updated our online interactive locator map to help you get the turf that’s just right for you.

    Emanuel’s first-floor corner office is fine, though it looks out on one side to West Executive Avenue. Messina’s doesn’t even have a window.

  11. Ametia says:

    President makes announcement to the press today at 1:30 p.m. EST.

    Watch live here:

  12. Ametia says:

    New world university ranking puts Harvard back on top
    Harvard snagged the No. 1 spot in a new world university ranking that puts the United States at the head of the pack in higher education excellence.

    By Ariel Zirulnick, Contributor / September 16, 2010

    An international university ranking released last week bumped Harvard University from its No. 1 spot and sent other top US universities tumbling. That fired up speculation about whether the US university system is on the decline.

    But Thursday, a different university ranking put Harvard back at the top, followed by four other American universities. One analysis ran the headline: “The US is the best of the best.”

    The earlier rankings had 53 US schools in the top 200. Thursday’s ranking had 72.
    Read more.

  13. Ametia says:

    Happy FRY-day, Everybody!

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