Saturday Open Thread

Dennis Emmanuel Brown (February 1, 1957 – July 1, 1999) was a Jamaican reggae singer. During his prolific career, which began in the late 1960s when he was aged eleven, he recorded more than 75 albums and was one of the major stars of lovers rock, a sub-genre of reggae. Bob Marley cited Brown as his favourite singer,[1] dubbing him “The Crown Prince of Reggae”, and Brown would prove hugely influential on future generations of reggae singers.[2][3]

Dennis Brown was born on 1 February 1957 at Jubilee Hospital in Kingston, Jamaica.[4] His father Arthur was a scriptwriter, actor, and journalist, and he grew up in a large tenement yard between North Street and King Street in Kingston with his parents, three elder brothers and a sister, although his mother died in the 1960s.[4][5] He attended Central Branch Primary School and later St. Stephens College.

Enjoy your weekend, 3 Chics!  Lets start if off by grooving to one of the best voices of Reggae! 

Make a step down to Wasmara, then we stopped in Addis Ababa
Made our way to Shshamane land, riding on the King’s highway….

RIP D Brown!  I love U!

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18 Responses to Saturday Open Thread

  1. Ametia says:

    Butler wins! Congratulations. Next up UCON & Kentucky. I predict Butler& UCON in the finals.

  2. Hey guys,

    Take a look at the photo to right on our sidebar of Cornell West..This video is one of the reasons why we have the photo there…Shuckin & Buckin Negro.

    Listen to Cornell call our President’s story a LIE of “no where else in the world would his story be possible except in the United States”. Cornell = a hating shuckin & buckin negro.

  3. Ametia says:

    Hat tip Jack & Jill Politics! Thank you!

  4. Ametia says:

    Added On April 1, 2011
    CNN’s Ted Rowlands reports on the creation of a statue that honors the youngest victim of the Tucson shootings.

    Angel dedicated to youngest victim of Arizona shooting rampage to be unveiled


  5. Ametia says:

    Obama Sets Stage to Launch Campaign

    APRIL 2, 2011.

    President Barack Obama will officially open his 2012 re-election campaign as early as Monday, according to people familiar with the decision, a step to be followed by an announcement to supporters and a series of fund-raising trips across the country.

    The president would be launching his campaign amid high-stakes budget negotiations in Congress from which Mr. Obama has maintained a distance, and could fuel irritation among some Democrats worried that Mr. Obama has already been crafting positions and a strategy with 2012 in mind.

    Mr. Obama plans to hit the road this month to raise money for his re-election effort. He will headline a fund-raiser in his hometown of Chicago, home to his campaign headquarters, over the next two weeks.

    He will also raise money in New York and make a swing out West, mixing stops for presidential events highlighting the economy and fund-raising in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

    The fund-raisers are billed as benefiting the Democratic National Committee, but once Mr. Obama formally opens his campaign, the money can be split between his 2012 bid and the DNC. The president’s political team has plans for “Gen44” events with young voters who were central to Mr. Obama’s 2008 win.

  6. Ametia says:


  7. Ametia says:

    Go ahead, Re-thugs, MAKE.OUR.DAY.

  8. Hat tip Angelar @ JJP

    Afghan Massacre

    The first thing that you need to know about the massacre of 12 people that took place in Afghanistan today is that Mazar-e-Sharif is not a particularly radical town. It is not Pashtun, it is not Taliban. It is so quiet that NATO dispatched the near-pacifist Germans to keep the peace there. And so today’s massacre–in protest of the odious Terry Jones’ burning of a Koran on March 20–may be only a taste of what we’re going to see when the real religious fanatics get ginned up.

    Jones has a right to burn the Koran. And Rick Warren has a right–no, more than a right: a moral responsibly–to blast Jones for the nitwit bigot he is, and to rally mainstream evangelicals against this profoundly disgusting, and extremely dangerous, act. Warren tries to stay out of the political spotlight and he is to be admired for that. But this is different and, as David Petraeus warned last time Jones threatened this sort of unChristian behavior, not just the lives of unarmed UN and other aid workers, but also of American troops, are at stake.

    But there should be no confusion about this: Jones’s act was murderous as any suicide bomber’s. If there is a hell, he’s just guaranteed himself an afterlifetime membership.

  9. Ametia says:

    Federal lawsuit seeks return of mural to Labor Department

    Federal lawsuit seeks return of mural to Labor Department

    Gov. LePage’s removal of the artwork violated the free-speech rights of all Mainers, the suit claims.
    By Kelley Bouchard

    Six Mainers have formally challenged Gov. Paul LePage’s decision to remove a mural from the Maine Department of Labor’s headquarters, with a lawsuit that their attorney said was filed electronically Friday evening in federal court.

    The complaint claims that the Republican governor, Maine State Museum Director Joseph Phillips and acting Labor Commissioner Laura Boyette have violated the free-speech rights of all Mainers and failed in their fiduciary duties as government officials, said lawyer Jeffrey Young of Topsham.

    The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, asks the court to compel LePage and the others to disclose the location of the mural, which was removed last weekend; to make sure it is adequately preserved and protected; and to return it to the lobby of the Department of Labor in Augusta.

    “The governor is trying to erase the working history of the people of Maine,” Young said Friday night. “We’re trying to preserve and protect the rights of the people of Maine. We don’t need the governor or the government telling us what we should or shouldn’t know about.”


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  11. Ametia says:

    Let’s give the POTUS & his administration some props AGAIN for the job numbers!!!

    The Employment Situation in March
    Posted by Austan Goolsbee on April 01, 2011 at 09:43 AM EDT

    Today’s employment report shows that private sector payrolls increased by 230,000 in March, marking 13 consecutive months of private employment growth. Private sector employers added 1.8 million jobs over that period, including more than half a million jobs in the last three months. The unemployment rate fell for the fourth straight month to 8.8 percent. The full percentage point drop in the unemployment rate over the past four months is the largest such decline since 1984, and, importantly, it has been driven primarily by increased employment, rather than people leaving the labor force.

    As long as millions of people are looking for jobs, there is still considerable work to do to replace the jobs lost in the downturn. Nonetheless, the steep decline in the jobless rate and the solid employment growth in recent months are encouraging. The last two months of private job gains have been the strongest in five years. We are seeing signs that the initiatives put in place by this Administration – such as the payroll tax cut and business incentives for investment – are creating the conditions for sustained growth and job creation. We will continue to work with Congress to find ways to reduce spending, so that we can live within our means and focus on the investments that are most likely to help grow our economy and create jobs – investments in education, infrastructure, and clean energy.

  12. dannie22 says:

    Good morning all!

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