Sunday Open Thread

Robin Mark is a Northern Irish Christian singer, songwriter, worship leader, and recording artist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Mark has written several songs sung throughout the world. He is best known for his songs “Days of Elijah”, “Revival”, “All for Jesus”, “The Wonder of The Cross”, “Not by Might” and many more. He has released thirteen albums in total with sales of over two million world wide and has won the GMA’s international award.

Though known within the United Kingdom and throughout Canada and Europe from the early 1990s, it was not until his 1999 live album Revival In Belfast that Mark became known in the United States, Australia and the rest of the world. His signature song, “Days of Elijah”, has proven popular and his album Revival In Belfast has become a best seller.

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A Native Texan who adores baby kittens, loves horses, rodeos, pomegranates, & collect Eagles. Enjoys politics, games shows, & dancing to all types of music. Loves discussing and learning about different cultures. A Phi Theta Kappa lifetime member with a passion for Social & Civil Justice.
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20 Responses to Sunday Open Thread

  1. 25 Arrested At Koch Brothers’ Conservative Strategy Session

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/30/koch-brothers-protest-25-_n_816085.html#comments

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Twenty-five people were arrested for trespassing Sunday as hundreds protested outside a strategy session of conservative political donors at a resort near Palm Springs, authorities said.

    The mostly peaceful demonstration had been arranged with authorities, but some protesters crossed the street to the entrance of the Rancho Las Palmas Resort where they were met by deputies in riot gear, Riverside County Deputy Melissa Nieburger said. They were arrested without a struggle, booked at Indio Jail and released.

    Sunday was the second day of the four-day, invitation-only conclave of about 200 wealthy conservative political activists. It was organized by brothers David and Charles Koch, whose Wichita, Kan.-based Koch Industries is one of the nation’s largest privately held companies.

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  2. Obama Urged To Pardon Tom DeLay … I Think Because Of Tucson? It’s Really Confusing

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/28/obama-urged-to-pardon-tom-delay_n_815565.html

    Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) is well-known for tightly controlling rank-and-file Republicans with his “hammer,” and “Dancing” with the “Stars” with his “velvet hammer,” but he also indulged in a ton of corruption, and was recently sentenced to three years in jail for money laundering and conspiracy. (DeLay will appeal!) Tom Campbell, who tried to unseat DeLay in the 2006 Republican primary, agrees that DeLay’s “ethical conduct had fallen below the standard acceptable for an elected official.” He also thinks that DeLay should be pardoned for his crimes, because how else will we stop children from being gunned down by madmen. What?

    I’m not at all sure if Campbell isn’t really trying to do something Jonathan Swift-y in his editorial in today’s Washington Post, but his basic premise is this: when he ran against DeLay, he “could and did say the hard things” pertaining to DeLay’s corruption and the way he had personally pushed the political debate into a more “unduly divisive” direction. But, duh, both sides do it!

    Democrats took control of the House and Senate that year, but little seems to have changed overall. Eventually, Charles Rangel replaced DeLay as the personification of the Culture of Corruption. Rangel stepped down as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee last year and was censured by his colleagues for 11 rules infractions related to unpaid taxes, undisclosed financial assets and fundraising from corporations with business before his committee. His fall is similar to DeLay’s with one stunning exception: DeLay may well spend three years in jail.

    Pardon Tom Delay? Hell to the NO! Let this corrupt mofo rot in jail. He did the crime and now the bitch has to do the time!

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  3. rikyrah says:

    Hi everyone :)

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  4. John Boehner: Giffords Assassination Attempt May Not Have Been Prevented By Security

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/30/john-boehner-gabrielle-giffords_n_815956.html

    WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner said on Sunday that members of Congress will likely step up their security in the wake of the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords earlier this month, but cautioned that even enhanced security may not have prevented the assassination attempt.

    “I think it’s also fair to say that even if there had been a protective detail there, we do not believe it would have stopped this particular incident from occurring,” he said during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday.”

    After the shooting on Jan. 8, members of Congress proposed safety measures ranging from a plexiglass barrier over the House floor to additional funding for security for members, which was slashed when the House voted to cut its operating budget by 5 percent.

    Boehner said it would be responsible for House members to follow safety suggestions from Capitol Police and the Sargeant of Arms Office, particularly changes that can be implemented without additional government funding.

    Even with an enhanced focus on security, though, Boehner said there is some inherent risk to the job.

    “We’re out in the public. We’re talking to our constituents, out talking to the American people,” he said. “We have a very open society in America. There is risk with our job.”

    The Media had a chance to denounce the violent rhetoric during the healthcare debate and they blew it to he!!. It was all about the got d*mn ratings and how much money could be made. Mofos!

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  5. Jon Burge Case: Final Judgment In A Notorious Police Abuse Scandal

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/29/jon-burge-case-final-judg_n_815793.html

    CHICAGO — The anonymous letters to attorney G. Flint Taylor arrived in police department envelopes, and so the mysterious author was dubbed “Deep Badge.”

    It was 1989 and Taylor was representing a notorious killer – Andrew Wilson, who had shot two police officers and was behind bars for life. He’d originally been sentenced to death but won a new trial after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled his confession had been coerced.

    Wilson was now in federal court, claiming that during questioning in the police killings he’d been beaten, tortured with electric shocks, forced onto a hot radiator and smothered with a plastic bag. Among those he was suing: Chicago police commander Jon Burge, a decorated Vietnam veteran.

    Taylor was no stranger to unpopular causes. Through the years, his firm – the People’s Law Office – has represented the Black Panthers, anti-war activists and members of the FALN, the militant Puerto Rican independence group. So taking on the police wasn’t a stretch.

    But if Deep Badge was to be believed, this case was different. A ring of cops, the unsigned letter said, was torturing criminal suspects.

    The letters launched Taylor on a 22-year odyssey from the streets to the courts to death row and into the heart of a scandal that would stain Chicago for decades.

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  6. Obama Redefines Democrats As Party Of Optimism: Joe Klein

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/30/klein-democrats-party-optimism_n_815308.html#comments

    And yet, there was something new here: two years into his presidency, Obama has discovered the power of storytelling. I was always struck by how few anecdotes he told when he was running for President; his rhetoric was more about we than he or she, even though telling stories about actual people is one way politicians can demonstrate that they are actual people too, sort of. Ronald Reagan, who invented the tear-jerking hero sitting in the First Lady’s box, was the master of this. But Obama’s brilliant Tucson speech hinged on the character and dreams of a 9-year-old girl, on the human qualities of all the victims, and his State of the Union speech was a nonstop round of inspirational storytelling. The heroes of those stories were almost all entrepreneurs, an interesting choice for a Democrat; even the non-entrepreneurs — the principal who turned around a Denver school, the 55-year-old factory worker who was getting a degree in biotechnology — were entrepreneurial, taking charge of their lives and institutions.

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  7. Ametia says:

    CNN’s Fareed Zakaria is devotinbg a full hour to Egypt’s uprising.

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  8. Michelle Obama Responds To McQueen Dress Saga: ‘Women, Wear What You Love’

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/29/michelle-obama-responds-t_n_815867.html

    We’re totally ready to turn the page on Michelle Obama McQueen Dressgate.

    For those of you not caught up, here’s the saga in a nutshell: the first lady wore British label Alexander McQueen to the State Dinner with China last week. Oscar de la Renta called her out for wearing a non-American designer and the CFDA released a statement expressing its disappointment in her choice. Meanwhile, Michelle donned all-American Rachel Roy to the State of the Union and we thought we’d gotten over all of the fashion drama. But then Cathy Horyn named Mrs. Obama the victim of a sartorial witch hunt and we just couldn’t resist asking Joan Rivers what she thought of the whole thing.

    And now, FLOTUS has spoken. In an interview with Robin Roberts of “Good Morning America” on Friday, the anchorwoman ventured to bring up the issue among important topics like Obama’s reelection campaign, support for military families and Let’s Move!

    What was Michelle’s response? She said, “Look, women, wear what you love. That’s all I can say. That’s my motto. I wear what I like because…I gotta be in the dress, so…”

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  9. dannie22 says:

    Good morning all!!

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