Serendipity SOUL- Friday Open Thread

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  1. Ametia says:

    Rob Nabors, a new assistant to President Obama and director of legislative affairs, was staff director of the House Appropriations Committee under now-retired Rep. David Obey (D-Wis.).

    Nabors started the administration as OMB deputy director and then went to Rahm Emanuel’s chief of staff’s office as a senior adviser, then returned to OMB after Peter Orszag’s departure, and was acting deputy director while Director Jack Lew awaited confirmation.

    Heather Higginbottom was officially nominated Wednesday as deputy director.

    From his official bio: “Nabors joined the Appropriations Committee in 2001. Prior to coming to the Appropriations Committee, Nabors served in the [Clinton administration] Office of Management and Budget as the Senior Advisor to the Director and as the Assistant Director for Administration and Executive Secretary. Nabors is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he received degrees in Government and Computer Applications. He received a Masters Degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina.”

    Read more in Mike Allen’s Playbook.

  2. Ametia says:

  3. dannie22 says:

    Well lemme tell you about the state of Ohio. Our new governor, John Kasich, had a meeting with a state senator, Nina Turner, about the lack of diversity in his cabinet. He told her and I quote, ” I DONT NEED YOUR PEOPLE. ”
    Kasich claims he was talking about democrats, but Ms. Turner, a black woman, knows better. As do the rest if us.

    Not only is this man acting like he was elected King For Life. Not only is getting rid of jobs faster than a speeding bullet, he’s a hater. I myself am not surprised. He said during the campaign that he was going Tobruk this state like he ran Lehman Bros. That can only mean one thing- into the ground, since Lehman no longer exists.

    Well white folks, you did it again. I hope your happy now. I really do.

    • dannie22 says:

      tobruk= to run


    • Ametia says:

      Wuh? You mean you have moved to Oregon yet, Dannie? Yes, all the fearful white folks are getting exactly who they voted for. As far as Kasich not needing YOUR PEOPLE comment, well, no surprises there.

      • dannie22 says:

        Soon as I save some money, I’m singing “Happy Trails” and ” Hit The Road Jack”

        • Ametia says:

          Come to Minnesota. We’re working on redistricting and getting Michelle Bachman the fuck outta here! LOL The nursing jobs are plentiful too.Great shopping-Mall of America, great theater, second only to NY. Premier Jazz club the Dakota, lots of snow, you’re used to it in Ohio. We have a Democratic governor, Mark Dayton, said adios to Pawlenty!

      • dannie22 says:

        I’ll put Minnesota on the list!!

        Bachmann scares me. She’s a nut!!

        • Ametia says:

          Don’t be afraid of Bachman. It’s the media that gives this dingbat a platform, just like Palin. She’s just an empty heads, pearl-wearing, big mouth, attention whore.

    • John Kasich, had a meeting with a state senator, Nina Turner, about the lack of diversity in his cabinet. He told her and I quote, ” I DONT NEED YOUR PEOPLE. ”
      Kasich claims he was talking about democrats, but Ms. Turner, a black woman, knows better. As do the rest if us.

      What a mean hateful racist prick! And you’re not slick either. We know exactly what you meant. Sorry mofo!

  4. Rush Limbaugh Boycott Gains Steam

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Rush Limbaugh’s imitation of the Chinese language during a recent speech made by Chinese President Hu Jintao has stirred a backlash among Asian-American lawmakers in California and nationally.

    California state Sen. Leland Yee, a Democrat from San Francisco, is leading a fight in demanding an apology from the radio talk show host for what he and others view as racist and derogatory remarks against the Chinese people.

    In recent days, the state lawmaker has rallied civil rights groups in a boycott of companies like Pro Flowers, Sleep Train and Domino’s Pizza that advertise on Limbaugh’s national talk radio show.

    “The comments that he made – the mimicking of the Chinese language – harkens back to when I was a little boy growing up in San Francisco and those were hard days, rather insensitive days,” Yee said in an interview Thursday. “You think you’ve arrived and all of a sudden get shot back to the reality that you’re a second-class citizen.”

    During a Jan. 19 radio program, Limbaugh said there was no translation of the Chinese president’s speech during a visit to the White House.

    “He was speaking and they weren’t translating,” Limbaugh said. “They normally translate every couple of words. Hu Jintao was just going ching chong, ching chong cha.”

    He then launched into a 20-second-long imitation of the Chinese leader’s dialect.

    The next day, Limbaugh said he “did a remarkable job” of imitating China’s president for someone who doesn’t know a language spoken by more than 1 billion people.

    “Back in the old days, Sid Caesar, for those of you old enough to remember, was called a comic genius for impersonating foreign languages that he couldn’t speak,” Limbaugh said. “But today the left says that was racism; it was bigotry; it was insulting. And it wasn’t. It was a service.”

    I’ll be glad when this fat nasty sloth meets his maker!

  5. Ametia says:

    Fri Jan 28, 6:08 am ET
    Biden thinks The Onion’s spoofs of him are ‘hilarious’
    By Rachel Rose Hartman

    A mock photo of Vice President Joe Biden washing a Trans-Am shirtless. Strange? Distasteful? Crossing the line?

    Not so, Biden says.

    “I think it’s hilarious,” Biden told Yahoo! in a wide-ranging interview Thursday.

    Satirical publication The Onion has repeatedly made the Vice President a target for particularly randy news stories and online cartoon spoofs — and the jokes have been a viral sensation.
    In The Onion’s stories Biden invites the “nation’s women” to talk taxes at a “private ski chalet”, bounces a check at a liquor store, gets banned from Dave & Buster’s, and most famously…

    [Video: Watch one of The Onion’s Joe Biden parodies]

  6. Ametia says:

    The Five Worst Politicians Of All TimeBy Michael Musto, Wed., Jan. 26 2011

    Power corrupts, in some cases way more than others.

    Here, in ascending order of awfulness, are the politicians who’ve abused their privilege the most horribly, staining their records with terrible policies and crappy excuses.

    5–Adolph Hitler. Not nice. Really icky. Blech.

    4–Sarah Palin. A scary, convoluted, self-proclaimed victim who’ll walk on your carcass as she rides the ratings ladder.

    3–Rudy Giuliani. See George W. Bush below, but on a more local scale (though I’ll admit he was a little bit comforting after 9/11).

    2–Richard Nixon. A slime, a sleaze, and not terribly attractive. One chromosome away from total psycho!

    1–George W. Bush. A complete liar and opportunist who sold us out for personal gain, then kept on lying with blood on his hands. I’ve had it with the softening of people’s feelings towards him now that he’s an abandoned relic. Please! You win, Georgie! Eat caca!

  7. Ametia says:

    U.S. Shifts Tone on Egypt
    Source: Wall Street Journal


    WASHINGTON—With events moving rapidly in Egypt, the Obama administration sharply shifted its tone Friday, expressing “deep concern” over “unfolding” actions and urging “open communications” after Egyptian President Hsni Mubarak shut down Internet and cell services in the world’s largest Arab country.

    State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley took to the social-networking site Twitter to say, “Events unfolding in Egypt are of deep concern. Fundamental rights must be respected, violence avoided and open communications allowed.”

    That message was a change from Thursday’s calls for restraint, which were accompanied by mild expressions of support for Mr. Mubarak.

    On PBS Thursday night, Vice President Joe Biden said, “Mubarak has been an ally of ours in a number of things. And he’s been very responsible on, relative to geopolitical interest in the region, the Middle East peace efforts; the actions Egypt has taken relative to normalizing relationship with—with Israel. …I would not refer to him as a dictator.”

    Read more:

  8. Ametia says:

    Beauty is as Bardem does
    By Sean O’Connell
    Friday, January 28, 2011

    Finding new adjectives with which to praise Javier Bardem’s captivating performance in “Biutiful” can be a challenge, particularly when some of the film community’s most prestigious talents have already had their say.

    Bardem’s “Biutiful” bandwagon started rolling in May when Cannes Film Festival jury members rewarded him with their Best Actor prize. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s heart-wrenching drama — and Bardem’s raw portrayal of a dying father, specifically — continued to collect accolades while riding autumn’s film-festival circuit.

    Then the A-listers started weighing in — Sean Penn and Julia Roberts among them — saying his performance was Oscary worthy. Sure enough, the Academy agreed, nominating Bardem for a Best Actor Oscar this week.

    In the wake of such adoration, my own admiration for Bardem’s performance seems trivial, but that’s not going to stop me from jumping on this bandwagon with both feet. He’s simply that astounding.

    Take note that the beautiful Bardem — the one who romances Penelope Cruz off-screen and swept Roberts off her cinematic feet — is nowhere to be seen. To sample that version of this versatile performer, pick up the latest tabloid rag at your neighborhood supermarket or rent Ryan Murphy’s “Eat Pray Love” from the Redbox on your way home.,1174428/critic-review.html?wpisrc=nl_gogmovies

  9. Ametia says:

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  10. Ametia says:

    — Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei placed under house arrest, high-level security source tells CNN.

  11. dannie22 says:

    Morning everyone!!

  12. Bristol Palin Won’t Appear on Mo. Abstinence Panel
    Mo. university says Bristol Palin won’t be speaking on abstinence panel amid anger over fee

    Washington University in St. Louis says Bristol Palin won’t be speaking there next month after all.

    The decision comes after some students expressed outrage over Palin being paid with student-generated funds.

    The daughter of former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin had been invited by the university’s Student Health Advisory Committee to be part of a panel discussion on abstinence on Feb. 7. Bristol Palin became pregnant at 17 and is a single mom to a 2-year-old son.

    It’s not clear exactly how much she was to receive, but student leaders had approved spending $20,000 for the panel.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the university issued a statement Thursday night saying the advisory committee and Palin decided “the message that they intended on sharing would be overshadowed by controversy.”

    • Lisa MB says:

      Am proud to be living in St. Louis with these smart cookies! :)

      My daughter is attending community college with a young lady who gave birth by cesarean on Thanksgiving and was back in class on Monday. She told my daughter, “I can’t fail this class. I have to get my degree for my son.”


      Bet she could use a piece of that $20k.

      Instead, as a girl of color, she’ll struggle, along with her boyfriend, to provide for their child while desperately trying to better themselves with a college education. Even if they succeed, they’ll probably never make the kind of $ this (fill in the blank, I’m trying to be nice) will get because she is some made up celebrity.

      Go home, Bristol, and PRACTICE abstinence. Keep your hypocritical mouth shut.

    • Ametia says:

      Hi Lisa, You’re inside my head. I was just thinking, why doesn’t the school highlight teen students who are willing to share their own experiences with teen pregancies and abstinence.

      When are the Wassila Hillbillies going to get it, the black gold’s gonna run dry for them soon. Get the hell outta the lower 48!

  13. First lady says Tucson service showed ‘who we are’

    WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama says the spirit of the coming together behind victims of the Tucson shooting rampage lives on and serves as a reminder of “who we are as a nation.”

    Obama tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” she feels “privileged” to take part in significant events that tug at the heart, even in grievous times like the aftermath of the Arizona massacre.

    Obama says her presence in settings like Tucson “gives me energy to do the next thing. . It’s truly a privilege for me to be doing that kind of stuff.”

    The first lady said the shooting episode showed “just how fragile life is.” Mrs. Obama says she’s been too busy to reflect on her evolving role, saying her natural style is “just to keep moving forward.”


    No one has swagga like me. I’m out there all by myself!

    • Ametia says:

      Axelrod: “Damn, somebody forgot to use deodorant last night at the SOTU Address! HA HA HAHA!!

      POTUS: “Shiiddddddddd, If Boehner had been any closer, I would have gotten “INEBRIATED” just listening to him breathe! HA HA HA HA!!

  15. Ametia says:

    Video- Rand Paul: End foreign aid, including Israel
    Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 by Paddy

    Relevant part starts about 4:15. Big problems for Paul. This is one of those things that you can think, but man are you in a world of hurt if you say it.

    WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul wants to end all foreign assistance, including aid to Israel.

    Paul, a Republican newly elected in Kentucky, was on CNN Wednesday outlining where he would cut the $500 billion in government spending he says is critical to sustaining the U.S. economy. His focus was on the departments of energy, education and housing.

    Interviewer Wolf Blitzer then asked about foreign assistance, asking if he wanted to end “all foreign aid.” Paul said yes, and Blitzer asked him about aid to Israel.

    “Well, I think what you have to do is you have to look,” Paul said. “When you send foreign aid, you actually [send] quite a bit to Israel’s enemies. Islamic nations around Israel get quite a bit of foreign aid, too.

    “You have to ask yourself, are we funding an arms race on both sides? I have a lot of sympathy and respect for Israel as a democratic nation, as a, you know, a fountain of peace and a fountain of democracy within the Middle East.”

    Blitzer pressed, “End all foreign aid including the foreign aid to Israel as well. Is that right?” he asked.

    Paul answered, “Yes.”


  16. Ametia says:

    Breaking News Alert: Thousands of protesters battle police in Cairo
    January 28, 2011 7:52:06 AM

    Heavily armed riot police battled thousands of protesters across Cairo on Friday, as the Egyptian government sought to squelch a burgeoning pro-democracy movement that appears to be gaining strength.

    Egypt’s government shut down Internet connections and cellular telephone service in an effort to disrupt communication among the demonstrators, who have relied heavily on social networking sites to organize their protests.

    But crowds nevertheless were gathering in response to organizers’ call for a day of protests dubbed “Angry Friday,” Tear gas blanketed much of this capital city’s downtown, as demonstrators sought to converge on the centrally located Tahrir Square. The protesters were met by police wielding clubs and water cannons.

  17. Ametia says:

    Breaking News Alert: Economic growth strengthened to 3.2 percent in fourth quarter
    January 28, 2011 8:42:07 AM

    The economy gained strength at the end of last year as Americans spent at the fastest pace in four years and U.S. companies sold more overseas. The growth is boosting hopes for a stronger 2011.

    The Commerce Department reports Friday that growth rose to an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the October-December quarter. That’s an improvement from the 2.6 percent growth in the previous quarter. And it was the best quarterly showing since the start of last year.

    For more information, visit

  18. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everybody! :-)

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