Serendipity SOUL | Saturday Open Thread |

Happy Saturday Everyone! Spring has FINALLY arrived in Minneapolis. The WHCD is airing tonight. Thought we’d post past WHCD videos from 2009-2012,for your viewing pleasure to get you in the mood for tonight’s event.

2009 President Obama’s remarks

2009- Wanda Sykes

2010 WHCD- President Obama’s remarks

2010- Jay Leno


2011- President Obama’s remarks

Seth was STELLAR. He took NO PRISONERS, and even sliced the media jackals, especially Chris Matthews. LOL

2011 Seth Myers

2012 President Obama’s remarks

2012 Jimmmy Kimmel

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12 Responses to Serendipity SOUL | Saturday Open Thread |

  1. vitaminlover says:

    Wanda Sykes was hilarious!

  2. rikyrah says:

    Stop-and-frisk: Witness felt ‘humiliated,’ hopes for change
    by Lilly Workneh |
    April 26, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    This is part two of theGrio series on New York City’s decade-long stop-and-frisk practice, which has prompted an ongoing class action lawsuit. Click here for part one of the series.

    Plaintiffs have taken the witness stand and recounted incidents of being stopped and frisked during the ongoing class action lawsuit, Floyd v. City of New York, filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights.

    The practice allows police officers to stop and question individuals based on reasonable suspicion of criminal activity. It also grants officers the right to conduct a search if they suspect that an individual may be carrying a weapon or drugs.

    The CCR argues that these searches often go beyond what is permitted. They also say that the stop-and-frisk practice violates the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures and the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections against racially-discriminatory policing.

    They say the current practice uses discriminatory targeting and harassment by stopping African-American and Latinos without regard to whether such reasonable suspicion exists or not.

    The city’s take on stop-and-frisks

    However, city officials say they don’t allow racial profiling and assert that officers don’t stop people without reasonable suspicion. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, and former NYPD Chief Joseph Esposito are among the city’s most vocal supporters of stop-and-frisks. They both defend the practice, saying it is effective in deterring crime.

    Esposito testified that although the number of stops has increased by almost 700 percent over the years, the number of crimes has dropped by forty percent.

    According to The New York Times, Mayor Bloomberg says that stop-and-frisks are “clearly a life-saving practice.”

    Thirty-year-old Frantz Jerome disagrees. He told theGrio about his own experiences being stopped and frisked and how he hopes for change in the practice.

    Jerome, co-founder of The Peace Poets – an organization set to educate the NY community through art — says he has been stopped over 20 times and frisked close to 10.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Conservative Calls For Obama’s Impeachment Are A Cover for Their Sore Loser Racism

    The electoral process in the United States has worked as written by the Founding Fathers for 236 years, and although it is a relatively free and fair process, the losing side is hardly satisfied they were rejected from leading the nation. Since the 2008 general election, the vindictive losers have obstructed and blocked President Obama from governing because they have no respect for the Constitution or the American people who elected him twice, and when their attempts to rule from a minority position were thwarted, they stopped working. Republicans’ supporters are worse, and shortly after the President was sworn in in 2009, various groups called for impeaching the President for all manner of conspiracy theories that continues unabated to this day. However, the lunatic calls for impeachment and the reasons conservatives contrived to promote removing the President have no Constitutional basis and it informs they cannot accept that the American people elected an African American man to be President.

    According to the United States Constitution Article 2 Section 4, “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High crimes and Misdemeanors,” but there is nothing whatsoever that remotely implies the President shall be removed for being Black. The latest calls for impeachment surround the Boston marathon bombing and they follow closely on the heels of the Benghazi consulate attack that conservatives resurrected as a reason to impeach the President.

    If Republicans and their conservative sycophants are serious about embassy attacks and not rank hypocrites, why did they not call for impeachment proceedings for any of the at least 7 embassy attacks during the Bush administration that claimed at 31 lives, or for ignoring clear warnings bin Laden intended to hijack American airliners and fly them into buildings on September 11 2001 that killed over 3,000 innocent Americans? When Bush was president, anyone who questioned his actions were branded as traitors, unpatriotic, and not supporting the troops by the same conservatives calling for the President’s impeachment.

    There is an absurd laundry list of charges conservatives have leveled at the President that they claim are irrefutable impeachable offenses that demonstrate their complaints are nothing but cover for blatant racism and anger over the results of two elections. A sampling of the “legitimate crimes” that have no basis in facts, and reasons for impeachment are; giving amnesty to illegals, discrediting the family as an institution, the recession, discrediting the Constitution and Founding Fathers, being a Muslim, calling for gun safety measures, revenue to address the deficit, and the Boston bombing. The Boston bombing is particularly noteworthy because the alleged bomber told investigators his motivation for the attacks was the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that are Bush’s folly as was the recession and the deficit. The only president in the last thirty years to grant amnesty to undocumented immigrants was Ronald Reagan, and he also raised new revenue (taxes) several times to address the nation’s debt; but Bush and Reagan were white so they are heroes.

    These conservatives and Republicans who have obstructed this President and searched relentlessly for some reason to impeach him cannot accept that in two elections, the American people elected an African American man to lead the nation. Just mentioning that the real objection to Barack Obama is his race never fails to garner outrage and hateful comments from conservatives, but lacking any credible complaints, there is no other reason. Conservatives have blamed President Obama for George W. Bush’s malfeasance, and congressional Republicans have consistently blamed him for their actions such as flight delays due to the GOP’s sequestration cuts they quickly remedied because they affected the wealthy.

    Conservatives hate the President because he is an African American who is cleaning up their great white hero Bush’s devastation, and it began before he had served a month in office. Republicans in Congress conspired to bring the government to a halt in January 2009 unless they were allowed to continue leading the nation into certain demise, and they have been unrelenting in obstructing America’s recovery from their economic malfeasance with no end in sight. According to Republicans and their acolytes, criticizing a president is tantamount to treason and brands one as unpatriotic, unless the President is African American.

  4. rikyrah says:

    UC Irvine fraternity sparks outrage after making video using blackface
    by Jane Yamamoto and Julie Brayton, NBC Southern California | April 26, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    A scene 55 seconds into a two-minute homemade music video posted on Youtube is being called reprehensible and racially offensive by UC Irvine’s vice chancellor of student affairs.

    Members of Lambda Theta Delta created a video in which they lip sync and dance to Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie.” One of the members wears blackface — a form of theatrical makeup that was used to portray racist stereotypes of African Americans — to portray Jay-Z.

    “We’re being referred to as a racist organization,” chapter president Darius Obana said.

    When asked it that was true he said, “Absolutely not.”

    The fraternity brother at the center of the video, Obana said, is a junior at UC Irvine who was inspired by the Justin Timerlake-Jay-Z collaboration “Suit and Tie.”

    “He was trying to be Jay-Z,” Obana said.

    But that’s not how many students interpret it. The Asian Pacific Student Association calls it deeply offensive.

  5. rikyrah says:


    Jazmine Walker ‏@JAZonyaMINE
    #BlackPrivilege is getting stopped by police and getting a free massage

    Black Canseco@BlackCanseco
    #BlackPrivilege means never having to have a hard discussion about gun violence until a White kid shoots up his White classmates.

    Pnthrgrlgail ‏@Mama4Obama1
    #blackprivilege being told that only voted for or defend Pres Obama because he’s black.Though every other Pres. you voted for was white.

    fooler initiative ‏@metroadlib
    i know all the dances. all of them. every single one. don’t even show me the dance. i already know it. #BlackPrivilege

  6. Police: Dutschke arrested in ricin case

    Dutschke arrested in ricin case

    TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Tupelo’s police chief said Everett Dutschke is under arrest in connection wth the ricin letters sent to President Obama, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland.

    Chief Tony Carleton said Dutschke was arrested around 1 a.m. Saturday by the FBI and turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service. There’s no word on what the charges against him will be.

    Dutschke’s Tupelo home was searched Tuesday after his name was brought up during a preliminary hearing for Kevin Curtis.

    Curtis was originally charged in the case, but the charge against him was later dropped.

  7. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone! Whoo hooo!It’s gonna be in the mid 70’s and sunny today. :-)))))

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