Sunday Open Thread |HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

To all the wonderful Mothers, 3 Chics salutes you. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!


A Mother’s Prayer

What a Wonderful World

Wind Beneath My Wings

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62 Responses to Sunday Open Thread |HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

  1. Ametia says:

    OMG, these lines are off the chain

  2. vitaminlover says:

    Happy, happy Mother’s Day, ladies! I am sooooo grateful to have my mommy!!!!

  3. rikyrah says:

    Congresswomen upbraid Army for unfair hairstyle regulations: Mitchell

    With time running out on a petition seeking a revision on Army regulations that ban certain ethnic hairstyles, the petition’s creator, Sgt. Jasmine Jacobs of the Georgia Army National Guard, has gotten some influential support from members of Congress.

    As of Friday, 17,440 people had signed the petition at the “We The People” White House website, but that’s far short of 100,000 signatures needed by midnight Sunday for Jacobs to get an official response from President Barack Obama’s administration.

    Last week, 16 women of the Congressional Black Caucus sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel, encouraging him to “reconsider” the updated regulation that bans braids, dreadlocks, and twists.

    “[T]he use of words like ‘unkempt’ and ‘matted’ when referring to traditional hairstyles worn by women of color are offensive and biased,” the letter said in part.

    “The assumption that individuals wearing these hairstyles cannot maintain them in a way that meets the professionalism of Army standards indicates a lack of cultural sensitivity conducive to creating a tolerant environment for minorities,” the congresswomen said.

    Freshman congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) joined long-time powerhouses Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Ca.) and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), in signing the letter.

    “I respect that the military wants uniformity, but to go so far as to stipulate the exact width of a braid is taking it too far. My hope is that the Army will reevaluate this regulation with more sensitivity to the traditional hairstyles worn by women of color,” Kelly said in an email response about the letter.

    So far, there’s been no public response from Hagel.

  4. Yahtc says:

  5. Ametia says:

    We’d be remiss if we didn’t REPOST this classic tribute to Mama.

  6. Rikyrah, check your email

  7. Hey Chicas!

    Y’all remember licking the spoon when your Mom baked cakes? LOL! Chocolate was the bestest!

  8. rikyrah says:

    Sunday, May 11, 2014
    Bring Back Our Daughters
    National Review columnist Mark Steyn really distinguishes himself on Mother’s Day with this column slagging the First Lady and the missing Nigerian girls:

    It is hard not to have total contempt for a political culture that thinks the picture at right is a useful contribution to rescuing 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist savages in Nigeria. Yet some pajama boy at the White House evidently felt getting the First Lady to pose with this week’s Hashtag of Western Impotence would reflect well upon the Administration. The horrible thing is they may be right: Michelle showed she cared – on social media! – and that’s all that matters, isn’t it?

    Just as the last floppo hashtag, #WeStandWithUkraine, didn’t actually involve standing with Ukraine, so #BringBackOurGirls doesn’t require bringing back our girls. There are only a half-dozen special forces around the planet capable of doing that without getting most or all of the hostages killed: the British, the French, the Americans, Israelis, Germans, Aussies, maybe a couple of others. So, unless something of that nature is being lined up, those schoolgirls are headed into slavery, and the wretched pleading passivity of Mrs Obama’s hashtag is just a form of moral preening.

    To recap, the First Lady showing that she does care, that she too is a mother and is worried, that Nigeria’s government has turned down US assistance and President Goodluck Jonathan continues to shuffle his feet on the issue, all that is only worthy of “total contempt” because she is Michelle Obama.

    Because she used a hashtag, hashtags are now contemptible and not only is hashtag activism now utterly worthless dirty hippie twaddle, the entirely of Twitter is dead and gone and was always useless in the first place.

    It’s odd then that when African girls are missing, and an African-American first lady gets involved, and a large number of black folk worldwide get involved, that suddenly, Twitter becomes useless, impotent, “wretched pleading passivity”, even contemptible “moral preening”.

    So very, very odd.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Man Who Had Unemployment Benefits Cut Off By Republicans Threatens John Boehner’s Life
    By: Jason Easley more from Jason Easley
    Saturday, May, 10th, 2014, 2:40 pm

    An Indiana man who had his unemployment benefits cut off after House Republicans refused to extend them has been arrested by the FBI for making multiple threats on Speaker of the House John Boehner’s life.

    Months after Brandon Thompson lost his unemployment benefits worth $341.00 a week, he did something that no one should ever do. He began threatening to kill John Boehner.

    On April 1, 2014, Thompson used the contact form on Boehner’s official website to leave the following message:

    • Ametia says:

      I don’t condone threatening a life.

      Boehner and his cohorts are going to learn the hard way, that their behaviors have CONSEQUENCES.

      • vitaminlover says:

        Me neither, Ametia. But we are rational and sane. There are some nutcases out there who take things to the extreme and the ones who are causing them problems are going to be on the receiving end of their wrath.

      • Ametia says:

        Indeed, vitaminlover and these INSANE Folks are going to cash in on that KARMIC check.

  10. rikyrah says:

    The Black Snob is back with a new edition of SCAN (Secret Council of American Negros)

    Warning: For the uninitiated unfamiliar with the old SCAN series on the Snob Blog, this is a satirical post that is long as hell (I had to break it into three parts). So, um, if you’re not into that sort of thing, sorry, BUT THIS IS FOR THE FANS!
    The Secret Council of American Negroes
    Vol. 2, Episode 1

    It’s a three-parter that begins here:

    The Secret Council of American Negroes
    Captain African America: The Winter Mistress, Pt. 1
    May 5, 2014

  11. rikyrah says:

    Americans Are Watching and They No Longer Trust The Conservative Supreme Court
    By: Rmuse more from Rmuse
    Sunday, May, 11th, 2014, 11:07 am

    Trust is deep-seated belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, and effective, and can be counted on to remain faithful to the reason they expect to be trusted in the first place. For most Americans, the idea of having trust in the justice system is closely related to their experience with the system and because the great majority of Americans have no reason the distrust the judiciary at any level they assume that justice is, indeed, blind and fair. Since the highest court in the land has the Constitution and legal precedent as its guide, there was a time when few Americans had misgivings about 9 jurists wielding immense power over the government and the people because they were expected to render decisions fairly according to established precedent and the law of the land, the U.S. Constitution.

    The current conservative Supreme Court has shown an increasing predilection to brush aside precedent and the Constitution as its guide and rely solely on their affiliation with the Republican Party, the Koch brothers, corporations, and religious fundamentalists for how to decide cases that affect every American. The conservatives have been so blatant in their service to special interests that Americans have taken notice, and a new poll reveals the people have lost faith in, and are weary of, this conservative Court’s rulings exclusively serving the interests of the Republican Party, Koch brothers and corporations, and Christian Dominionists by a very wide margin. One thing is abundantly clear; Americans no longer trust the conservative Court to follow the Constitution, adhere to precedent, or protect the very democracy they are manifestly dismantling at an alarming rate.

  12. rikyrah says:



    Washington gossip is dead. Long live Washington gossip.
    By Patrick W. Gavin, Published: May 9

    It’s not been a good few years for the Washington gossip industry.

    Politico, my home for five years before I left recently to pursue documentary filmmaking, once had six journalists — myself included — writing for its “Click” gossip section. All of us left over the years, and the section was disbanded in December.

    If Politico, whose success has been driven by its aggressive coverage of every move in Washington, has decided that there’s no more water to be squeezed from that rock, then trust me, it must be dry.

    Look around. While long-standing columns such as The Washington Post’s “In the Loop” and “The Reliable Source” and U.S. News’s “Washington Whispers” are still around, many of their brethren are gone. The Washington Examiner folded its “Yeas & Nays” column. The Hill killed its “Washington Scene” section. Roll Call trimmed the staff of its “Heard on the Hill” column in half. The has turned away from snarky stories of Capitol Hill liaisons and toward snarky takes on actual policy. TMZsaid it would start in 2007; the site has yet to launch.

    It has all been enough to promptFishbowlDC — yet another gossip blog that’s struggled to feed the beast — to run a regular feature on “Why Washington D.C. Gossip Sucks.”

    For the wonks in our midst, this may seem like a victory. But it’s not. The gossip hasn’t gone away — it’s gone mainstream.

  13. Ametia says:

    Sending Prayers and Mother’s day wishes to the Nigerian mothers whose daughters are still being held in captivity.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers at 3CHICS!

    It’s been five years since Mama passed and I still miss her terribly.

    Going to a Mother’s Day lunch with my sister, Peanut’s mother and Peanut.

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  16. Ametia says:

    Hillary Clinton And Michelle Obama Jab Each Other In Mother’s Day Message On ‘SNL’

  17. Happy Mother’s Day, Mama! I still love you deeply!


  18. Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers out there!
    Hope your day is filled with love and much joy!

  19. Happy Mother’s day to you extraordinary women.

  20. Yahtc says:

    Happy Mother’s Day :)

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