Serendipity SOUL- Tuesday Open Thread

Happy Birthday Alicia Keys !

Wiki:  Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), better known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American recording artist, musician and actress. She was raised by a single mother in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan in New York City. At age seven, Keys began to play classical music on the piano. She attended Professional Performing Arts School and graduated at 16 as valedictorian. She later attended Columbia University before dropping out to pursue her music career. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records.

Keys’ debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide. She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for “Fallin’“. Her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003 and was also another success worldwide, selling eight million copies. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, which debuted at number one in the United States. She became the first female to have an MTV Unplugged album to debut at number one and the highest since Nirvana in 1994.

 Make a great day, folks!

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57 Responses to Serendipity SOUL- Tuesday Open Thread

  1. Ametia says:

    Lawrence O’Donnell speaks on the WHITE OUT of the Oscars. I know that’s right!

  2. Ametia says:

    Chris Matthews is beating the crap outta these teabaggers’asses!

  3. Ametia says:

    Joan Rivers Calls Michelle Obama ‘Blackie O’

    Audio with Howard Stern

    These fools really can’t hold it in any longer. Joan’s a Jew. What makes her think that she’s immune from anti semitic slanderous, racist jokes.

  4. Edward Lazarus says:

    How can you tell f someone is a REPUBLICAN?

    A)—He/she says stupid things in range of cameras and mikes.
    B)—He /she then denies he said stupid things.
    C)—He/she then is shown a video of him saying stupid things.
    D)—He/she then admits he said stupid things.
    E)—He/she points out that he was “taken out of context.”
    F)—He/she is shown that he WAS NOT taken out of context.
    G)—He/she then blames “someone else.”

    So….is George Allen a REPUBLICAN? Of course! The worst kind. (And the best are pretty bad!)

  5. Ametia says:

    This HOUSE NEGRO right here:

    Tea Party’s Allen West Launches Anti-Muslim Tirade Against Rep. Keith Ellison
    Written by NewsOne Staff on January 25, 2011 11:45 am

    Florida — Freshman Tea Party-backed Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) recently got personal in an attack on one of the House’s two Muslim representatives, declaring that Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) represents “the antithesis of the principles upon which this country was established.”

    During an interview with “The Shalom Show,” West also said that he plans to “defeat” Ellison, an outspoken Democrat who “supports Islam,” according to host Richard Peritz, “intellectually in debate and discourse.”

    As ThinkProgress notes, West has repeatedly sought to connect Islamic religious beliefs to supposedly anti-American views.

  6. Ametia says:

    Clarence Thomas releases details of wife’s past employment

    CNN) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has released newly corrected financial disclosure forms showing his wife’s past employment, blaming a misunderstanding for years of omissions of Virginia “Ginni” Thomas’ salary at a conservative think tank and other jobs.

    Thomas was required to report the information on the annual disclosure forms all federal judges must file. The forms did not disclose how much money Mrs. Thomas was paid.

    The updated records go back 13 years and confirm Mrs. Thomas has worked for the Heritage Foundation, the Republican leadership in the House and Hillsdale College in Michigan.

    Her employers were known previously, since Virginia Thomas is a well-known conservative activist. She founded her own conservative group, Liberty Central, in late 2009. That information was also not disclosed on the justice’s financial forms. She has since relinquished leadership of Liberty Central, but still has an advisory role.

    The new information came after the liberal advocacy group Common Cause noted the omissions last week. The group also urged the Justice Department to investigate whether a speech the justice gave in 2008 before a conservative seminar sponsored in part by prominent GOP fundraisers created a possible conflict of interest.

    Read more:

  7. Ametia says:

    BREAKING NEWS– Illinois Supreme Court agrees to hear Rahm Emanuel’s appeal of ruling barring him from Chicago mayoral ballot.

  8. Oscar De La Renta Keeps Talking About Michelle Obama’s Wardrobe, Says ‘It’s Not Intended To Be Negative’

    Oscar de la Renta is still sounding off on Michelle Obama’s wardrobe choices after bashing her State Dinner dress by Alexander McQueen last week, telling WWD, “My understanding is that the visit was to promote American-Chinese trade — American products in China and Chinese products in America. Why do you wear European clothes?”

    In another WWD article on Tuesday, de la Renta elaborated on his previous comments, saying:

    “This is an important issue. Some people did not get the point. It’s not [intended] to be negative. Do you think Kate Middleton is going to be married in Marc Jacobs? Or you’d see Carla Bruni dressing in American clothes? This is a big industry in this country. Mrs. Obama does look great. She should take that and do something. She could do a great good for our industry. We need to create jobs here, create jobs on Seventh Avenue, too.”

    Go sit your tired ass down, Oscar. Flotus doesn’t want to wear your old ass out dated clothes. Get over your jealousy!


    members of Arizona’s congressional delegation are planning to reserve an empty seat in honor of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who remains in serious condition after being shot in an apparent assassination attempt in Tucson. Arizona Republican Rep. Dave Schweikert conceived the plan; Reps. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) then sent a letter to fellow members of their state’s delegation backing the idea.

  10. Ametia says:

    Video Shows Janet Huckabee Fighting With State Trooper Following Car Accident
    by Jon Bershad | 12:26 pm, January 25th, 2011

  11. Nancy Pelosi declines Eric Cantor’s State of the Union invitation — via Twitter

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Tuesday rebuffed Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) invitation to sit together at the State of the Union address, informing the Republican lawmaker — via Twitter — that she had already accepted an invitation from another colleague from across the aisle, Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.).

    “I thank @GOPLeader for his #SOTU offer, but I invited my friend Rep. Bartlett from MD yesterday & am pleased he accepted,” Pelosi tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

    Cantor told reporters Tuesday morning that his office had extended an invitation to Pelosi and that he was waiting to hear back. The invitation came a day after he made an unprompted jab at Pelosi during a pen-and-pad briefing with reporters at which he charged that “it seems that [Pelosi] is continuing to drive an ideological agenda, just the same as she did over the last four years.”

  12. Ametia says:

    FCC’s rules to protect Internet access spark claims of violations
    By Cecilia Kang
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Monday, January 24, 2011; 8:20 PM

    The ink is barely dry on the Federal Communications Commission’s rules to protect Internet access, and claims of violations are already surfacing.
    For example, consumer groups say wireless provider Metro PCS is blocking services such as Skype. Level 3 and Voxel, two behind-the-scenes companies that carry Internet traffic, say Comcast has unfairly raised prices for them to deliver online videos to home subscribers.

  13. dannie22 says:

    Just saw the Academy award nomination list. For Colored Girls didn’t get nominated for anything.

  14. Ametia says:

  15. Ametia says:

    Ummm.. this is why I don’t feel sorry for nor miss KO.

    Keith Olbermann’s next gig: TV comedy writer?

    Now that Keith Olbermann is leaving MSNBC, could he be setting his sights on Hollywood and Aaron Sorkin’s next TV project? The Golden Globe-winning scribe behind The Social Network has long had a pilot script in the works about a cable news show, and Olbermann could be tapped to contribute rants, says a source familiar with the project.
    Sorkin spent time on Olbermann’s set while penning the behind-the-scenes script (think Sports Night meets Countdown), something he did while juggling The Social Network and working on an early draft of the upcoming film Moneyball (starring Brad Pitt). Sorkin recently told BBC News that he also shadowed Chris Matthews and Fox News and that he’s working with HBO on the project. (Unfortunately, the pay cabler is not confirming anything.)
    Any network giving serious consideration to Sorkin’s next series may want to wait until Tuesday’s Oscar nominations to make a bigger publicity splash since it seems all but guaranteed that Hollywood’s premier scribe will snag a screenplay nod for The Social Network. Sorkin already won a Golden Globe for writing the movie, which was also recognized as the year’s best drama flick by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. In addition, Sorkin scored a BATFTA nomination.

  16. George Allen: ‘Macaca’ Was A ‘Made Up Word,’ Not A ‘Racial Insult’

    Former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.), fresh off an official comeback announcement, recently sought to address his use of the racial slur “macaca” during his reelection campaign in 2006.

    “I made mistakes and I take responsibility for them,” Allen said in an interview with Bearing Drift, before seemingly attempting to play off the slur as a fabricated word that other people had mistakenly interpreted as offensive, a move that he similarly attempted in 2006.

    “I needlessly drew a college student who was following me around all over Virginia into the race, and I should not have. He was just doing his job and I should not have made him part of the issue,” Allen said of S.R. Sidarth, the Democratic tracker of Indian descent he was addressing. “It was not done with malice, and if I had known that that made-up word would be connoted as a racial insult I would not have said it.

    Yeah right, George Allen! Next…

    • Ametia says:

      The teabagger brigade has enbolden George and his ilk. He’s another fool who is trying to revise/whitewash history.

      His 2006 “macaca” moment cost him an election, but hey, the 21st century klan has decided to bring out the words nigger, nigger, nigger, hitler, etc. in town hall meetings, so George thinks it’s safe now. SMGDH

  17. dannie22 says:

    Good morning all!

  18. Ametia says:

    Op-Ed Columnist
    Raising False AlarmsBy BOB HERBERT
    Published: January 24, 2011

    If there’s a better government program than Social Security, I’d like to know what it is.

    It has gone a long way toward eliminating poverty among the elderly. Great numbers of them used to live and die in ghastly, Dickensian conditions of extreme want. Without Social Security today, nearly half of all Americans aged 65 or older would be poor. With it, fewer than 10 percent live in poverty.

    The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities tells us that close to 90 percent of people 65 and older get at least some of their family income from Social Security. For more than half of the elderly, it provides the majority of their income. For many, it is the only income they have.

    When you see surveillance videos of some creep mugging an elderly person in an elevator or apartment lobby, the universal reaction is outrage. But when the fat cats and the ideologues want to hack away at the lifeline of Social Security, they are treated somehow as respectable, even enlightened members of the society.

  19. Ametia says:

    Historian accused of altering Lincoln document at National Archives
    By Lisa Rein and Jennifer Buske
    Washington Post Staff Writers
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011; 12:04 AM

    It was the largest find in Civil War history in a generation: Hours before he was gunned down at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln pardoned a Union soldier court-martialed for desertion and saved him from execution.

    The pardon, written in Lincoln’s hand, was discovered 13 years ago by Thomas P. and Beverly Lowry, amateur historians from Prince William County who were poring over rarely touched files at the National Archives. Part of a treasure trove of courts-martial with Lincoln’s signature and comments, it was a testament to the president’s compassionate nature.

    Thomas Lowry, 78, was catapulted to fame as a chronicler of Civil War military justice. The pardon, exhibited at the Archives’ rotunda in downtown Washington, became a new thread in the narrative of one of history’s most famous assassinations.

  20. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, 3Chics, friends, & lurkers! :-)

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