Thursday Open Thread | Reggae | Michael Rose

Michael Rose5In 2002, Rose recorded two albums: Babylon 9/11 Tip Of The Iceberg (released on Love Injection in 2004), and a yet untitled album for African Star records. In August 2002, Rose was reported arrested in Miami Airport by U.S. Marshals in a case of mistaken identity. Although he was released, it resulted in Rose losing his U.S. work permit.

Rose re-joined Black Uhuru in February 2004, and performed several concerts in Jamaica and Europe with the group. They also released a Jamaican single “Dollars” and reportedly have recorded a yet untitled and unreleased album. Yet, in spite of his reunion with Black Uhuru, Rose still tours, records and releases material as a solo artist. In 2007 he recorded the number 1 single “Shoot Out” for producer John John. His latest album was released early 2008 on the Rhythm Club record label, entitled Great Expectations.

His distinct vocal style, his tu tu tweng, and other scats, have inspired many singers.

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70 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | Reggae | Michael Rose

  1. rikyrah says:

    My baby Huck…

    Huck..I still love ya….

  2. rikyrah says:

    Eli Pope is one cold mutha

  3. rikyrah says:

    Aja (āye•zha) ‏@energeticpeace1h
    Women Senators met w/ Pres Obama saying “100 yrs ago, we would be outside of White House”. He responds “100 yrs ago, I would be serving you”

  4. Ametia says:

    LAWDY! Scandal is going to drive me to drinking again! Rikyrah, where are you, woman?

  5. Ametia says:

    AWWW HELL Shonda Rhimes gone give me a HEART ATTACK!

  6. rikyrah says:

    Teen Orphan Tugs at Churchgoers’ Heartstrings to Find a Family
    By Maria Murriel, Shine Latina editor | Parenting – 7 hours ago

    A 15-year-old Florida boy who’s been in foster care his entire life is so desperate for a family to call his own, that he recently took matters into his own hands.

    Davion Navar Henry Only gathered his courage and stepped up to the pulpit at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersberg, Florida, asking, directly, if anyone there might want to adopt him. He told the parishioners, “I know God hasn’t given up on me. So I’m not giving up, either.”

    After learning that his biological mother, who gave birth to him while she was in prison, had passed away, he asked his caseworker, Connie Going, to take him to church so that he could make his request. She agreed.

    Arriving in a donated black suit too large for him, wearing a zip-on tie that he wouldn’t have known how to tie himself, he followed intently along with the sermon before declaring, “I’ll take anyone. Old or young, dad or mom, black, white, purple. I don’t care. And I would be really appreciative. The best I could be.”

    http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/will-orphan-davion-s-courage-bring-him-hope–164213337.html

    • Liza says:

      This is truly heart wrenching, that a child would have to do something like this to draw attention to his plight. On one hand, it is very sad but it also shows that this child is resourceful and still has faith in people. He deserves a good family and I hope it works out for him.

  7. Yahtc says:

  8. Yahtc says:

    ‘NAACP Will Call on Justice Department to Investigate Valdosta Teen’s Death’
    THU OCTOBER 17, 2013

    The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP says it plans to call on the U.S. Justice department to investigate the death of a Valdosta teen who was discovered inside a rolled up wrestling mat at his high school in January……….

    …….Georgia NAACP president Francys Johnson says his organization has spoken with the teen’s parents and is closely monitoring the case. He says Johnson’s death warrants an examination by the Justice Department.

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    Credit NAACP
    “What I’m worried about is a growing callousness and disregard for the life of African Americans, and so this case has been closed by the officials in Valdosta. The work of the NAACP will see that it is not closed.”

    Johnson says the organization is not on a witch hunt but is searching for the truth regarding the teen’s death.

    “It behooves those of goodwill and decency to continue to explore until the truth is found.”

    The GBI continues to stand by the initial autopsy of Johnson, which ruled Johnson’s death accidental. A spokesperson for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation also says it returned Johnson’s organs to his body following his initial autopsy.

    Meanwhile, the attorney representing the Harrington funeral home claims the funeral home did not dispose of Johnson’s organs.

    The Georgia Secretary of State’s office is investigating the matter.

    http://wabe.org/post/naacp-will-call-justice-department-investigate-valdosta-teens-death

  9. rikyrah says:

    Wow…Obama actually made Reid kill the Susan Collins deal
    by ai002h

    And here I thought it was Reid he was telling Obama to hold firm:

    White House officials rushed Friday to squash an emerging bipartisan deal crafted by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) because they viewed it as a worse than proposals from Boehner.

    It would have locked in next year’s even-deeper government spending
    levels and suspended the medical device tax, a key funding stream for
    Obamacare that’s unpopular with both parties.

    White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors called Reid, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). The president didn’t want Democrats anywhere near that deal, and the Senate leaders, in turn, warned the rank and file to hold back and avoid committing to the deal. The president reiterated his concerns in a Saturday meeting with Democratic leaders, and they made clear that they couldn’t accept the proposal.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/17/1248180/-Wow-Obama-actually-made-Reid-kill-the-Susan-Collins-deal

  10. rikyrah says:

    Don Lemon And The Politics Of Being An Asshole

    Posted by Elon James White | 2 comments

    I’d like to first apologize for jumping on the “Kick Don Lemon” train. Besides some tweets and jokes on TWiB Radio, I really had nothing else to say about the guy. His latest role as ”truth teller to the masses” has been mocked pretty hard but Lemon is still going. In his brain he isn’t the newscaster that the people want, he’s the newscaster the people need.

    And by people, I mean “Black People.”

    ………………………………………………

    A long time for what? Can you become an absentee father in 2 months? Is that the argument here?

    Peterson is reported to have said that when he found out, he quote, supercharged his efforts to be a part of the boy’s life.

    But within those months, Peterson never met the boy. The boy was never flown to meet him for the weekend. He never flew to meet the boy on one of his days off.

    Does that sound like supercharged to you?

    Oh, so obviously Don Lemon must have installed a chip in Mr. Peterson’s brain and monitored all correspondence between him and his son’s mother for the months he knew about his child. Lemon is clearly familiar with all of the ins and outs of a successful football player in the middle of a season who’s dealing with a multitude of unknown issues. Actually, who the hell are you to even be questioning it?

    Again I’m not judging, I’m just asking.

    Just asking? That’s not just asking. That’s actively establishing rhetoric about an intensely personal situation to which Lemon has no connection in order to make a bigger argument in his crusade to check the Black community. Not only has he taken on the ridiculous fight for and promotion of “Respectability politics” Lemon is using his public platform to overstep in a space that he has no right to judge and act as some sort of ordained “Black leader” to chastise in a man whose toddler son was just murdered.

    Shorter me: Don Lemon is being an asshole.

    http://thisweekinblackness.com/2013/10/17/don-lemon-adrian-peterson/

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  12. Ametia says:

    Another BROTHA. RWNJ heads EXPLODING in 5 4 3 2….

    Exclusive: Jeh Johnson Tapped to Lead Department of Homeland Security
    Oct 17, 2013 3:23 PM EDT

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    Jeh Johnson, the top Pentagon lawyer during Obama’s first term, will be nominated to succeed Janet Napolitano at the Department of Homeland Security. Daniel Klaidman reports.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/17/exclusive-jeh-johnson-tapped-to-lead-department-of-homeland-security.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Breaking%20News%20and%20Exclusives&utm_campaign=exclusive_breaking_news&cid=newsletter%3Bemail%3Bexclusive_breaking_news

    LOL

  13. Ametia says:

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  14. Ametia says:

    POLL: Mitch McConnell Now Trails Alison Lundergan Grimes In Kentucky

    Kentucky’s Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes leads Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) by 2 percent in the race for the state’s U.S. Senate seat, according to a new poll from Democratic pollsters Public Policy Polling (PPP).

    The poll was completed before the government shutdown ended on Wednesday as a result of a deal negotiated by McConnell. And it was clear that the shutdown was hurting the minority leader, with 48 percent of those polled saying they were less likely to vote for him because of his support of the shutdown.

    PPP says the shutdown is a problem for Republican politicians everywhere, noting that the 60 percent of Kentuckians in opposition is typical of what they are finding in all red states.

    -snip-

    Senator McConnell remains the ‘Guardian of Gridlock,’ just as he has for the last 30 years,” Grimes spokeswoman Charly Norton said in a statement released Thursday. ”It is an embarrassment that McConnell waited until the 11th hour to stop the manufactured crisis that he and members of Congress created. It is not heroic for Mitch McConnell to do his job and reopen the government. He may think this is a winning strategy, but Kentuckians now have to pay for Mitch McConnell’s Washington dysfunction.”

    -snip-

    Read more: http://www.nationalmemo.com/poll-mitch-mcconnell-now-trails-alison-lundergan-grimes-in-kentucky/

  15. rikyrah says:

    Is Our Republicans Learning?
    by BooMan
    Thu Oct 17th, 2013 at 09:54:19 AM EST

    When Bob Menendez won reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2012, over three million people participated. Last night, Cory Booker won a seat in the Senate in an election in which only 1.2 million people participated. The drop-off in turnout was due to a variety of factors, including that Governor Christie scheduled the vote on a Wednesday, a day of the week that no New Jersey citizen has ever voted on before. It’s a simple, sad, fact of life that it is harder to get Democratic voters to the polls than Republican voters. Democratic voters are younger and more economically stressed than Republican voters, and less in the habit and less blessed with free time needed to vote. So, the National Review can crow all they want about the fact that Cory Booker only won his election by 11 points, but he was operating in deliberately-designed adverse conditions that will never be repeated. My guess is that Cory Booker will henceforth outperform Bob Menendez in their Senate elections for the simple reason that he is more charismatic and likable.
    The truth is that Steve Lonegan didn’t even come close to winning last night’s election. Cory Booker won 13 out of New Jersey’s 22 counties, including all the most populous ones.

    Another truth is that Republicans can win in New Jersey, as Governor Christie is likely to prove in a couple of weeks. But they can’t win as Tea Party Republicans. In the Garden State, style seems to be more important than substance, and Christie’s combative style sells pretty well there. But so does his cooperation with the president. If Christie wins reelection, it will be less about the economy, which sucks in New Jersey, than about his handling of the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. That was when he linked arms with the president and praised the federal government’s efforts to provide relief.

    So, if the GOP is looking to learn some lessons, those lessons are staring them straight in the face.

  16. rikyrah says:

    Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and House Republicans Are Plotting Another Government Shutdown

    By: Jason Easley
    Thursday, October 17th, 2013, 1:07 pm

    Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and House Republicans are already plotting another government shutdown/default crisis in an attempt to stop the ACA.

    As soon as the bill was passed to reopen the government, the same Republican extremists who carried out the first government shutdown were already plotting round two. Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) told The New York Times, “I’ll vote against it, but that will get us into Round 2. See, we’re going to start this all over again.”

    On top of Fleming’s explicit threat, here is what Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) had to say when Sean Hannity said that it looks like they aren’t going away.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2013/10/17/ted-cruz-mike-lee-house-republicans-plotting-goverment-shutdown.html

  17. rikyrah says:

    Rachel Maddow MSNBC ✔ @maddow

    Virginia GOP kicks 40k people off rolls ahead of Cuccinelli’s race. Cuccinelli’s own office defends it in court: http://goo.gl/dM0Ww4

    12:45 PM – 17 Oct 2013

  18. Ametia says:

    The irrational fear of President Obama
    By Jonathan Capehart
    October 16 at 11:37 am
    By Jonathan Capehart, Updated: October 16 at 11:37 am

    Late last month, in the run up to the the health-care exchanges going live, MSNBC producer Stefanie Cargill and I went to Belmont, N.C., to ask folks what they knew and thought about the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare. Whether they were for it or against it, they were all confused by it. But three weeks after that trip, the conversation I had with David Jackson at the Belmont General Store still rings in my ears.

    Ben Carson’s succinct remarks about Obamacare at the Values Voters summit last week were slightly more incendiary than anything Jackson said. “You know, Obamacare is really, I think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery,” Carson said Friday. “And it is in a way, it is slavery in a way, because it is making all of us subservient to the government, and it was never about health care. It was about control.” The man who felt comfortable unfurling the Confederate flag in front of the White House on Sunday took more action to protest President Obama than Jackson probably ever will.

    But Jackson’s forceful denunciation of Obamacare and the fact-challenged conspiracy theories he harbors show that he shares with the Confederate flag waver and Carson a troubling view of President Obama that goes far beyond quarrels over the health care law. They don’t like him. They don’t trust him. And they think he’s destroying America.

    Below are portions of the transcript of my conversation with Jackson at the Belmont General Store. From illegal immigrants taking advantage of Obamacare (which they can’t) to the Muslim Brotherhood having prayer services “on the East Lawn of the White House” (which never happened), Jackson believes the president doesn’t love this country, “not one bit, not one breath that comes out of his body.” As a result, Jackson fears Obama as “the most dangerous person that’s ever walked in these United States.”

    On Obamacare

    Capehart: What do you think about Obamacare?

    Jackson: I think it is the biggest travesty in American history. It is forcing people to pay for other people’s health care, because they’re either too lazy or they know they can get the money from someone other than themselves….

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2013/10/16/the-irrational-fear-of-president-obama//?print=1

  19. rikyrah says:

    Cory Booker makes history as he defeats Steve Lonegan in U.S. Senate election

    By David Giambusso and Matt Friedman/The Star-Ledger

    NEWARK — Cory Booker’s star-quality and his skill at surviving the roughhouse politics of New Jersey’s biggest city took him from the mayor’s office to the U.S. Senate today in a hard-fought victory over Republican iconoclast Steve Lonegan.

    With his special-election win, Booker will become the first African-American to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate, and is the first Newark mayor to win higher office in more than a century. He also extended the Democratic Party’s U.S. Senate race winning streak to 14 elections in New Jersey, dating back to 1976.

    The Newark mayor will serve the remaining 15 months of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s term after a two-month campaign marked by bizarre turns, wild accusations, erratic polling numbers and blistering attacks.

    Booker won by double digits, but it wasn’t the landslide many had predicted at the beginning of the campaign. With 94 percent of the precincts reporting, he had about
    55 percent of the vote to Lonegan’s 44 percent.

    From the outset, the 44-year-old, two-term mayor had one advantage his conservative firebrand opponent could never hope to match: name recognition. From city hall to the morning talk shows, Booker’s good looks, big smile and his championing of his beleaguered city won him plenty of big name fans — and evidently the approval of Jersey voters who elected him in a rare October election with light turnout.

    http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/10/cory_booker_makes_history_as_he_defeats_steve_lonegan_in_us_senate_election.html

  20. Yahtc says:

    looneydoone posted the following this morning. Does anyone have a link to this quote by Mike Lee?

    Yesterday, Mike Lee (R-Utah) called the shutdown “the most expensive Civil War reenactment in history, unfortunately, once again, the wrong side won”

  21. Yahtc says:

    This article has a graphic (map) of how the Republicans voted.

    http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/113/house/1/550?ref=us

    “House Vote 550 – Passes Senate Budget Compromise”

  22. rikyrah says:

    Zeke Miller ✔ @ZekeJMiller

    Pool: VPOTUS is greeting federal employees returning to work this morning at the EPA headquarters on 12th Street

    8:28 AM – 17 Oct 2013

  23. rikyrah says:

    Yesterday at 8:15 AM
    Stop Fretting: The Debt-Ceiling Crisis Is Over! [Updated]
    By Jonathan Chait

    If you’re reading the newspapers just now to get caught up on the debt-ceiling crisis, you may have the impression that events are now spinning utterly out of control. “A day that was supposed to bring Washington to the edge of resolving the fiscal showdown instead seemed to bring chaos and retrenching,” reports the New York Times. “A campaign to persuade House Republicans to lift the federal debt limit collapsed in humiliating failure Tuesday, leaving Washington careering toward a critical deadline just two days away, with no clear plan for avoiding a government default,” warns the Washington Post.

    This is the opposite of what is going on. In fact, the events of yesterday amounted to utter success. The debt ceiling will be lifted, the crisis is over, and so, too, may be the larger Constitutional struggle it unleashed.

    The mistaken impression of chaos and collapse was left by the collapse of the House Republican plan. But the House Republicans are the hostage-takers. It’s good that their plan collapsed. Their plan was to insist on winning at least some concession from President Obama, testing his resolve not to be extorted, and, at least, pushing the crisis until the last moment.

    The House bill failed because it relied entirely on Republican votes, which requires near-unanimity from the Republican caucus. A small number of Republicans so fanatical they refuse to even work within existing political constraints, and therefore regularly undermine the right’s leverage, refused to support any bill. Having spent the day trying to cobble together even a tiny ransom demand, House GOP leaders simply gave up. “It’s all over. We’ll take the Senate deal,” a senior Republican aide told National Review’s Jonathan Strong.

    [Update: per multiple sources, the House leadership has agreed to bring the Senate bill to a vote first, expediting its passage.]

    The Senate bill is a deal to lift the debt ceiling and reopen the government, without a ransom payment. That agreement is set to be announced, but the contours, which were described to me by an aide, will satisfy the Democratic demand not to make concessions for raising the debt ceiling or reopening the government. The House leadership, as everybody on Capitol Hill now expects, will quickly take up the Senate bill and put this debacle behind them. Rounding up the votes should not be a problem. The entire Democratic caucus will support it if needed, leaving Republicans to find just a handful of votes, well within the number that never wanted to shut down the government to begin with.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/10/stop-fretting-the-debt-ceiling-crisis-is-over.html

  24. rikyrah says:

    Ametia.

    I’ve tried posting three replies in your new post about the President’s comments last night.

    3 times, the replies don’t show up, and neither does the post once I click Post Comment.

  25. rikyrah says:

    Mr. President, do you think this is going to happen again in a few months?

    POTUS: NO.

    http://youtu.be/1LOYh7zhwF0

  26. rikyrah says:

    Sebelius Stands Firm Despite Calls to Resign
    By ROBERT PEAR

    WASHINGTON — Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of health and human services, has no intention of bowing to Republican demands that she resign after the troubled rollout of President Obama’s health care law, people close to her said Wednesday. And the White House expressed “full confidence” in her.

    In the last week, Senator Pat Roberts, Republican of Kansas, a longtime friend of the Sebelius family, said she should take responsibility for the technical problems that have thwarted millions of people eager to buy insurance through the federal exchange that opened on Oct. 1. He accused Ms. Sebelius of “gross incompetence,” saying, “We need new leadership.”

    Representative John Fleming, Republican of Louisiana, said Ms. Sebelius should resign or be fired. “Taxpayers should not have to tolerate this kind of waste and incompetence,” he said.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/17/us/politics/sebelius-stands-firm-despite-calls-to-resign.html

    • Ametia says:

      LMBAO So the GOP’s on to the next “get rid of the Dems” antics.

    • Liza says:

      “Taxpayers should not have to tolerate this kind of waste and incompetence…”

      Doesn’t that mean that all of the (Republican) representatives in Congress who voted against ending the government shutdown should voluntarily turn in their resignations? Or, is having technical problems with the rollout of a massive, nationwide system worse than driving the US economy and then the world economy off a cliff just to show how much you hate the black POTUS and all Democrats?

  27. rikyrah says:

    Breaking black: The right-wing plot to split a school board
    10/17/13 12:15 AM

    On a warm Friday night in early September, a crowd gathered at the gleaming high-school football stadium in Beaumont, Texas, to see West Brook take on Central. The 10,600-seat facility filled to near capacity and the pageantry of Texas high-school football was on full display.

    That night, the three-year-old, $47-million stadium seemed to bring Beaumont together. But the building is also a reminder of the growing racial tensions that have threatened to tear the city apart.

    Alleging mismanagement and cronyism stemming from the stadium project, a group of white conservatives has used a series of audacious political and legal maneuvers to try to seize control of the board from its black majority. The attempted power grab is just one flash-point in a bitter and racially-charged feud over control of the school board.

    The local courts, and many white residents of Beaumont, have made it easy for the conservatives. And they have been helped by developments more than 1,000 miles away in Washington.

    http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/blacks-texas-town-fear-return-old-days

    • Liza says:

      They got exactly what they deserved. Now, voters need to remember this in 2014 and issue the pink slips for those who are willing to drive the US economy off a cliff because of their insane hatred for the black POTUS, the Democratic party, and everyone who votes for Democratic.

  28. rikyrah says:

    Open Thread: Dick Armey’s Prediction

    Posted by Anne Laurie at 5:48 am .

    Oct172013
    .

    Last weekend, NYMag published an interview with Repub Dick Armey, who was the House majority leader during the 1995/96 shutdown. Nobody ever accused Dick Armey of being a Great Mind, but apparently he was capable of learning from experience:

    … Take me back to 1995. Why did Republican leadership think a government shutdown would be an effective tactic?
    We had reason to believe we might be able to pull it off. Remember, we had had a lot of success that year. We were riding pretty high after the 100 days, and we felt that we were going to bring the Democrats to heel on our budget numbers. Newt insisted that presidents get blamed for shutdowns and that therefore we ought to develop a strategy that would take us to a shutdown. My position was that Republicans get blamed for shutdowns, because it’s incongruous to the public to think that the Democrats — who they perceive as people who love the government — would shut down the government. But Newt was just certain that he would outwit Clinton…

    So how will it end?
    I will predict this: When they agree on a spending bill, it will speak not at all to Obamacare and it will be at budgetary numbers higher than the sequestration level. And so in the end, the Republican conference will lose ground on the budget, they will lose ground on health care, they will lose ground politically, and they’ll be in a worse position than where Boehner had them going into this process. And they’ll all blame Boehner, bless his heart.

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2013/10/17/open-thread-dick-armeys-prediction/

  29. rikyrah says:

    Will the GOP learn from its failures?

    10/17/13 08:00 AM

    By Steve Benen

    For now, the crisis that has gripped the political world for weeks is over. The federal government is re-opening; the Treasury will be able to pay the nation’s bills; federal workers are heading back to their jobs; and officials are already turning their attention to what they’ll try to accomplish next.

    But there’s a nagging realization lingering in the background: our collective relief is temporary. It’s possible congressional Republicans will try this again in early 2014. Whether they spare Americans from a sequel depends on largely on what lessons they’ve learned from this experience.

    Common sense suggests this should be easy, even for GOP lawmakers. After creating a crisis for reasons that are still unclear, and seeing their popularity plummet, one would like to assume Republicans would be saying to themselves, “Well, let’s never do that again!”

    But Dave Weigel talked to several House Republicans yesterday afternoon, and that’s not quite the sentiment they shared.

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/will-the-gop-learn-its-failures

  30. rikyrah says:

    How the Budget Deal Smashes GOP Hopes to Derail the Obamacare Exchanges

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | Posted by Spandan C at 5:50 PM

    You know how Indiana is going to court to try to make sure that their citizens can’t get health insurance subsidies, because their citizens getting those subsidies apparently hurt the state’s legal right not to establish an exchange? Today’s total Republican cave on reopening the government and withdrawing their threat of default may have just nipped that lawsuit at the bud.

    We have already discussed here at TPV why arguments like Indiana’s are already wholly without merit, but with the actual language of today’s deal makes things much worse for them. In what is generally thought to be the only “victory” for the Republicans in this deal is actually the language that slaughters those challenges. The only thing Republicans got included is a requirement to verify eligibility for those who get a subsidy in the exchanges that are part of the Affordable Care Act.

    What am I talking about? Follow me here.

    The lawsuits are based on a bizarre theory that the ACA only authorizes the subsidies for exchanges established by a state, and are therefore inoperative for exchanges established by the federal government for a state that does not establish its own. As I mentioned before, we have already debunked that theory within the contours of the ACA. But now the GOP cave, formally known as the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2014, includes this language:

    http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2013/10/how-budget-deal-smashes-gop-hopes-to.html

  31. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  32. Yahtc says:

    “Stenographer snaps during House vote, rails against Freemasons”

    A confused rant on God, Freemasons and the Constitution during a critical vote to raise the US debt ceiling has seen a stenographer removed from the House of Representatives on Wednesday night.

    The woman, identified as Dianna Reidy, an official reporter with the Office of the Clerk, stunned House members when she took the Speaker’s Chair while the vote was in progress and said, “Praise be to God Jesus Christ.”

    “He will not be mocked. He will not be mocked. Don’t touch me. He will not be mocked,” the stenographer continued as she was led away by security officers. “The greatest deception here is not ‘one nation under God.’ It never was. Had it been, it would not have been.”

    She continued, “The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons. They go against God. You cannot serve two masters.”

    According to Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the presiding officer at the voting, Reidy “came up to the podium area beneath where I was standing and asked me if the microphones were on. I said that I didn’t know. I assumed that perhaps I was chatting too much to the helpful parliamentarians around me. Then she suddenly faced the front and said words like ‘Thus spoke the Lord.’ And, ‘This is not the Lord’s work,’” Ros-Lehtinen said, as quoted by Fox News.

    Ros-Lehtinen banged the gavel and called ‘order’ several times, but that did not stop Reidy from continuing with her monologue.

    “I hammered to get control and hush her up,” the presiding officer explained. “She said something about the devil. It was sudden, confusing and heartbreaking. She is normally a gentle soul.”

    Reidy was questioned by US Capitol Police after her removal from the House floor and was later taken to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. It was not immediately clear whether criminal charges would be filed.

    US Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, said the woman had a crazed look on her face, AP reported.

    http://rt.com/usa/stenographer-house-default-vote-301/

    This link includes a video showing the rant.

    • Liza says:

      Too bad all those crazy fools who protested outside the White House with Confederate flags weren’t rounded up for mental health evaluations. They don’t like the outcome of a war that was fought in the 1860s, so how crazy do you have to act in public before your mental health is questioned? Just asking…

  33. Yahtc says:

    Good Morning Everyone :)

    SG2, thank you for this week of Reggae music with Michael Rose!

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