Saturday Open Thread

The Friends of Distinction are an American vocal group best known for their late 1960s hits, “Grazing in the Grass,” “Love or Let Me Be Lonely” and “Going in Circles“. Founded by Harry Elston and Floyd Butler, The Friends of Distinction also included Jessica Cleaves and Barbara Jean Love (plus Charlene Gibson, who replaced Love during her pregnancy).

Elston and Butler’s involvement in music entailed several groups, including the Hi-Fis, Ray Charles‘ backing band. The Hi-Fis also included Lamont McLemore and Marilyn McCoo, who would go on to be members of The 5th Dimension. When the group disbanded in 1966, Elston and Butler recruited Cleaves and Love for a new band; initially, Elston came up with the name Distinctive Friends, but Love suggested reversing the words to Friends of Distinction.

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19 Responses to Saturday Open Thread

  1. Ametia says:

  2. Steele’s Tenure As GOP Chief May Be Nearing End

    WASHINGTON — A significant bloc of Republican National Committee members wants embattled chairman Michael Steele to step aside, but the rank and file have failed to settle on a clear alternative, according to Associated Press interviews with committee members.

    More than four dozen interviews with members of the 168-member central committee found fear that a badly damaged Steele could emerge from the wreckage of a knockdown, drag-out fight to head the party as it challenges President Barack Obama in 2012. While most agree that Steele’s time has been rough – and costly – the members also recognize that a leadership fight could overshadow gains that Republicans made in the midterm elections.

    With balloting set to take place in just two months, many just want Steele to go.

    “You can’t keep spending the kind of money they’re spending every month just to operate the RNC,” said committee member Ada Fisher of North Carolina. “I would hope he would step aside.”

    • Ametia says:

      Typical that the RNC would call on ole Ada Fisher to comment on Steele “stepping aside.” Another house negro…

  3. Ametia says:

    • dannie22 says:

      I love our President and First Lady!! But baba wawa needs to retire. Whycome she kept asking about Sara palin? Like failin’ palin is somebody!

      • Because she wanted Michelle to respond about Sarah Palin. Michelle wouldn’t go there. Who the fk is Sarah Palin?

      • Ametia says:

        LOL! These white women like Barbara Walters know danm well Sarah Palin’s nothing but white trash! They need to be asked the questions they dish out to POTUS.

        Ask them what they think about Sarah and her hillbilly family, do they think she’d make a good interviewer or news journalist?
        Place old sarah in their shoes. Would she fit into their roles, professioanlly, personally? HELL NOOOOOOOOOO!

        But she’s white, and lord knows Barbara and nem can’t showcase that ignorance to much like Couric did. But the male and female WHITE PRIVILEDGE cover has already been blown. White and mediocrity has been prevelant in America for centuries.

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  4. Ametia says:

    Fox Nation readers confuse Onion article with real news

    By David Edwards
    Friday, November 26th, 2010 — 1:32 pm

    Fox News’ opinion website Fox Nation and their readers don’t seem to know satire when they see it. The Fox News sister site re-posted a joke from the satirical website The Onion Friday about President Barack Obama sending a 75,000-word e-mail to the the entire nation. At no point does Fox Nation note that the story is a satire.

    The Onion story joked that Obama had “reached the end of (his) rope” and sent out the “rambling” stream of consciousness e-mail that addressed everything from the war in Afghanistan to his live-in mother-in-law.

    The story goes on to say that the fake Obama e-mail was 27 megabytes and 127 printed pages. If Fox Nation knows the story is a joke, they aren’t letting on, and many of the comments on the post treat the story as if it were actual news.

    – snip –

    Janerogers wrote:

    OK. Long, rambling tirade typed at 4 am. Judgement impaired as he didn’t think twice before sending it. Didn’t think of the consequences. Diagnosis: Bipolar Disorder. And we already know he has Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Omama is mentally unstable and should be removed from office at once. Can’t wait to hear what Charles Krauthammer has to say about this psychotic episode.

    Freedomfighter2 said he e-mailed The Onion to ask them to confirm the story.

    Markejohn commented:

    God Help Us . . . what person in their right mind would send a 75,000 word email.
    The guy is losing it and we should all be SCARED . . . Obama is unstable and who knows what he might do


  5. Ametia says:

  6. Somali-Born U.S. Citizen Arrested After Car Bomb Attempt On Crowded Portland Christmas Event

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal agents in a sting operation arrested a Somali-born teenager just as he tried blowing up a van he believed was loaded with explosives at a crowded Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, authorities said.

    The bomb was an elaborate fake supplied by the agents and the public was never in danger, authorities said.

    Mohamed Osman Mohamud, 19, was arrested at 5:40 p.m. Friday just after he dialed a cell phone that he thought would set off the blast but instead brought federal agents and police swooping down on him.

    Yelling “Allahu Akbar!” – Arabic for “God is great!” – Mohamud tried to kick agents and police after he was taken into custody, according to prosecutors.

    “The threat was very real,” said Arthur Balizan, special agent in charge of the FBI in Oregon. “Our investigation shows that Mohamud was absolutely committed to carrying out an attack on a very grand scale,”

    The FBI affidavit that outlined the investigation alleges that Mohamud planned the attack for months, at one point mailing bomb components to FBI operatives, whom he believed were assembling the device.

  7. Good Morning, Dannie & 3 Chics!

    Happy Saturday!

  8. dannie22 says:

    Good morning all

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