Serendipity SOUL | Saturday Open Thread

Just spent a week with my adult daughters. I hadn’t seen them in a year, and we had the most incredible visit. Our relationship over the years has been an adventure and certainly not without its challenges. Today, it is all about LOVE, unconditional LOVE. It’s SWEETER now, because my oldest daughter is a mother.

While my youngest daughter was channel surfing last night, she came across the movie ‘Imitation of Life.”

Neither of my daughters had seen the movie, so we watched it together. We all concurred the scenes below were the most powerful.

Two classic scenes from the movie Imitation of Life.

Have a terriic weekend; On my way home today.

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19 Responses to Serendipity SOUL | Saturday Open Thread

  1. When this photo was taken, no one could even imagine that this man would be the 44th President of the United States of America

    When this photo was taken, no one could even imagine that this man would be the 44th President of the United States of America.

  2. rikyrah says:

    They Are Slaves to Their Own Bullshit

    by BooMan
    Fri Jan 25th, 2013 at 08:17:09 PM EST

    Dana Milbank points out something that ought to be obvious but really isn’t.

    [Rep. Paul] Ryan and his fellow House Republicans…know their budget will never become law. They are free to be as reckless as they want to be, to throw as many bombs as they wish…
    …Ryan is free to propose such a cockamamie plan because he knows that President Obama and Senate Democrats will never go along with it.

    It’s a little more complicated than that, however. It’s not really true that the House leadership is “free” to offer up a draconian austerity budget plan. Rather, they are “compelled” to offer up this plan. It’s the price they paid to the wingnuts to get them to agree to raising the debt ceiling. In a greater sense, it is the price they are paying now for feeding their wingnut base a constant stream of bullshit about economics for forty years without pause.

    In fact, the word “free” seems like one of the worst adjectives one could choose to describe the House leadership’s choices on the budget, on guns, on immigration, on climate, and on women’s rights, gay rights, and civil rights.

    You could call it: live by bullshit, die by bullshit.

    The Democrats engage in some of this behavior. They all supported the Employee Free Choice Act when they knew it would be filibustered, but enough of them opposed it when they had the technical power to pass it that it died. Harry Reid certainly made it sound like he regretted not listening to Senators Merkley and Udall when they called for filibuster reform in 2009. Yet, he didn’t listen to them in 2013 when he had the chance to reconsider.

    Party leadership will sometimes bullshit their base. It happens. But the Democrats don’t do this routinely. It isn’t central to their strategy. What Democratic officeholders say they want is mainly what they really want, and it lines up closely with what their base wants, and it isn’t based on delusions or lies. We want universal health care because it’s a cheaper and fairer way of providing health care than what we have now. We want to stimulate the economy to improve the employment situation, and we base that on sound and proven economic theory. We want to preserve a woman’s right to choose because we think all kinds of horrible things happen when women don’t have that choice, not because we think God has ordained it. We think people should be able to vote because greater voter participation creates a more accurate measure of the Will of the People, not just because we think it will be to our advantage.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Sen. Harkin Won’t Run Again

    by BooMan
    Sat Jan 26th, 2013 at 11:26:17 AM EST

    I’m sad to learn that Iowa Senator Tom Harkin will not seek reelection in 2014. He is one of my favorite members of Congress and an all around decent person. He will be missed. The Democrats have several excellent options to run for the seat, so I am not overly concerned about that.
    I did quickly check what Harkin’s retirement will mean for the Senate in terms of committee chairs, and I have happy news. Despite being in only the first year of his second term, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has gained enough seniority to be in line to replace Harkin as the chairman (or ranking member) of the Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Committee. This is the happy result of Sen. Barbara Mikulski taking over the chair of Appropriations (in the wake of Sen. Inouye’s death) and Sen. Patty Murray taking over the Budget chair (in the wake of Sen. Conrad’s retirement). Neither of them are likely to give up those powerful chairs to lead the HELP Committee, so it will probably be Sanders’ for the taking. Harkin’s retirement also puts Sen. Sherrod Brown in place to take over the Agriculture Committee should Sen. Stabenow leave the Senate for any reason.

    So, even though Harkin’s retirement will be a heavy blow for progressives, we are good position to maintain progressive power in the areas where Harkin is currently representing us so well. And we can definitely keep his seat with Braley, Loebsack, or either Vilsack.

  4. All Female African American aviation crew

    ICYMI..Nation’s 1st all-female African-American flight crew. Black Girls Rock!

    Go sistas! Go sistas! Soul sistas! Go sistas!

  5. rikyrah says:

    TJMS: Steve Silk Hurley Inauguration Day Mix 2013 [AUDIO]
    Jan 22, 2013

  6. bjw2 says:

    I was raised on this movie. Even today when my sisters and I get together and the discussion of the best movies come up, this movie always tops the list.

    Today we loan the movie to one another and guard its garuntee of return as if it’s one of our most treasured possession.

    I’m glad you and your daughters got to enjoy this movie together.

    • Hi BJW2!

      Welcome to 3 Chics. I’m sure my daughter has never seen this movie either. We’re going to have to watch this movie together. I’ll have the kleenex ready.

  7. GOP Senator Demands Resignation Of Obama Appointees

    A Republican senator is demanding that officials appointed by President Obama last year step down from their posts on the National Labor Relations Board after a federal district court on Friday ruled their appointments unconstitutional.

    Senator Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) posted a press release to his website Friday night saying he had sent letters to three appointees — Deputy Labor Secretary Sharon Block, union lawyer Richard Griffin of the National Labor Relations Board, and Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — stating that “in light of today’s opinion by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit… it is appropriate that you resign effective immediately.”

  8. rikyrah says:

    What will Michelle Obama do with 4 more years?

    — Jan. 26 8:03 AM EST

    Michelle Obama has a new look, both in person and online, and with the president’s re-election, she has four more years as first lady, too.

    That’s got many people wondering: What will she do with them?

    Take on a new cause? Travel more? Trace the path of another first lady and keep the Obama political brand alive by running for office?

    The answers are to be determined.

    The first lady is trying to figure out what comes next for this self-described “mom in chief” who also is a champion of healthier eating, an advocate for military families, a fitness buff and the best-selling author of a book about her White House garden.

    For certain, she’ll press ahead with her well-publicized efforts to reduce childhood obesity and rally the country around its service members.

    “But beyond that, the first lady is exploring ways that she can make a real difference for Americans, not just for these next four years, but for years to come,” said Kristina Schake, Mrs. Obama’s communications director.

    Here are five areas to watch.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Imitation of Life is something every Black child should watch. That funeral scene is the reason for the whole movie…..

    I remember when I was a little girl, Mama would let you stay up late if they checked the tv listings and saw that it was coming on. The lesson was – don’t you ever hurt your Mama that way.

    That funeral scene always always makes me cry.

    I do like the color version better than black and white.

    I’m so glad you got to visit with your family…

  10. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone! :-))

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