Saturday Open Thread

Teena Marie (born Mary Christine Brockert on March 5, 1956) is an American Grammy Award-nominated singer–songwriterproducer. Marie, nicknamed Lady Tee, (sometimes spelled Lady T), is a protegée of late funk legend Rick James, and is notable as one of the few successful white performers of R&B. She sings R&B with strong, robust vocals and plays rhythm guitar, keyboards and congas. She also has written, produced, sung and arranged virtually all of her songs since her 1980 release Irons in the Fire. She has said this is her favorite album. She has a daughter named Alia Rose who, as of 2009, sings under the name Rose Le Beau.

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  1. Sen. Demint: Gays And Unmarried, Pregnant Women Should Not Teach In Public Schools

    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) attempted to convince pastors that economic issues are moral issues at the Greater Freedom Rally at a church in Spartanburg, South Carolina yesterday, imploring them to help conservatives retake Congress in November.

    In addition to reiterating anti-choice talking points on abortion and backing “traditional marriage,” according to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, the senator went further and “said if someone is openly homosexual, they shouldn’t be teaching in the classroom and he holds the same position on an unmarried woman who’s sleeping with her boyfriend — she shouldn’t be in the classroom.”

    Controversy over DeMint’s position on this issue first arose in 2004 during a Senate debate, when he was asked whether he agreed with the state party’s platform that said openly gay teachers should be barred from teaching public school. DeMint said he agreed with that position because government shouldn’t be endorsing certain behaviors.

    Labor, Civil Rights Groups Gather In Washington

    Tens of thousands of civil rights, labor, and other progressive activists gathered on the National Mall today for the One Nation Working Together rally, meant to bring attention to the fight for jobs, justice and education and energize the left one month before the midterm elections.

    “October 2nd is about November 2nd,” SEIU President Mary Kay Henry recently told MSNBC host Ed Schultz, who heavily promoted the event on his show and gave opening remarks today. “And it’s about what we do after November 2nd to hold elected officials and corporate America accountable to getting us back to work.”

    More than 400 organizations representing tens of thousands of individuals sponsored the rally, bringing together groups like the Sierra Club, United Mine Workers of America, and the NAACP. Backers were touting it as the most diverse march in history.

  3. dannie22 says:

    Good afternoon everyone!!

  4. Vettte says:

    FINALLY! A Rally in the nations capital with a PURPOSE!

  5. Proof That The TEA Party IS NOT Racist!

    ****rolls eyes****

  6. Isabel Wilkerson Talks About Generations of Black Immigrants

    Some historical events unfold so slowly, over so many years, that their precise contours are hard to define. America’s Great Migration, in which some six million black people fled the South for cities north and west between 1915 and 1970, is such an event. Writers have claimed the Migration was a phenomenon restricted to World War I, or focused on only one of its streams (say, to Chicago), or blamed it on the boll weevil and changes in the cotton industry. Migrants have been undercounted and pathologized, blamed for bringing unemployment, single parenthood, and other problems to northern cities. In these and other ways, the Migration’s reach and impact have been distorted and minimized.

    “This is the biggest underreported story of the 20th century,” says Isabel Wilkerson, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her work as Chicago bureau chief of The New York Times in 1994 (thus becoming the first black woman in the history of American journalism to win a Pulitzer). Her monumental new book, “The Warmth of Other Suns,” is an attempt to see the Migration in its full dimensions. It has reached the bestseller list of her old newspaper and will likely become the definitive, canonical work on its subject—and may well win its author more prizes.

  7. Exclusive: Gibbs eyed for DNC chair

    Democratic insiders are taking the temperature of some top party donors about the possibility of naming White House press secretary Robert Gibbs as chairman of the Democratic National Committee heading into President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012, senior officials tell POLITICO.

    Under the scenario being tested, Tim Kaine, the current DNC chairman and former governor of Virginia, would be named to a top administration post, perhaps in the Cabinet, the officials said.

    Donors’ response has been positive, according to people who have been consulted.

    Gibbs, one of the president’s closest confidants, already had been planning to leave the podium next year, perhaps to become a White House senior adviser.

    Gibbs joined Obama in April 2004, as communications director for his U.S. Senate race, and later was his Senate communications director. Gibbs was communications director of Obama’s presidential campaign before becoming “senior strategist for communications and message” during the general election.

  8. Lindsey Graham Changes His Tune On Glenn Beck

    One year ago today, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) caused a stir within conservative circles when he mocked and criticized Fox News personality Glenn Beck. The conservative host, Graham said, was something of a charlatan, whose show presented a cynical take on politics and society that was antithetical to American values.

    “Only in America can you make that much money crying,” Graham said at the time. “Glenn Beck is not aligned with any party. He is aligned with cynicism and there has always been a market for cynics. But we became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers.”

    Since then (and in part because of those remarks), Graham’s already precarious standing among conservatives has eroded even further. Beck, meanwhile, has become a pied piper for the base, elevating once-obscure candidates and hosting a large rally in Washington D.C.

    And so it was not entirely surprising that when the Senator returned to the scene of those initial remarks — a politics-of-the-day conference hosted by The Atlantic magazine — his tune on the Fox News host had changed.

    “I’m not worried about Glenn Beck,” he told the Huffington Post. “He has got a big following and created a lot of energy to get Washington to spend less. So all and all, he has been a positive force.”

  9. RoseMontague says:

    Nice place you fine ladies♀ have set up here Justice. I see some names I recognize as well. There is a nice chill in the air where I am at today, I love this kind of weather. Hope everyone has a good great day.

    Looking forward to a discussion

    Is there a preview post function that I am missing¿
    Forgive the HTML codes, just seeing what is working. Hello everyone

    Rose⁷ ♥

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