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23 Responses to Serendipity SOUL | Wednesday Open Thread | Sade Week

  1. Ametia says:

    set this COONTASTIC HANKY-HEADED MOFO to a clock

  2. rikyrah says:

    rolandsmartin ✔ @rolandsmartin

    .@RepTerriSewell Any comment on Ala federal Judge #MarkFuller beating his wife, taking plea deal? #domesticviolence

  3. rikyrah says:

    from TOWN over at POU:


    Why they don’t like Obama (and these are just my opinions, which could be wrong but hey):

    1) Blackademics/Soul Patrol do not like Obama because they feel he is not really black. Obama is not an African American in the sense of one or more of his parents being descended from African slaves. Obama was not raised in a black household, he was not raised in the black church and he appeared to not have regular contact with black people until adulthood. None of that is Obama’s fault. Also, Obama won’t give the brotha man the hook-up. Because Obama won’t give them the Brotha Man Hookup he is just a white boy painted black to them, and when he disses them/ignores them or speak some plain truths about black people to black people it’s as if a white man is saying it, because they feel deep down Obama is a white man. The Robin Thicke of politics, if you will.

    2) Conservatives don’t like Obama because they feel as a black man, he should be subservient to them and yield to their authority. He doesn’t care about their authority so they are trying to George Zimmerman him.

    3) Progressives don’t like Obama because they feel as a black man, he should be thankful to white people that they allowed him to succeed and yield to their authority. He doesn’t care about their authority, platitudes or pats on the head and succeeds anyway so they try to reduce him to just his blackness, which they find utterly lacking.

    One thing I’ve noticed is in Michelle Obama’s case, it’s mostly confirmed black bachelors of a certain age who come for her. I don’t see too many black women coming for Michelle Obama because they know.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Tyler Perry’s ‘If Loving You is Wrong’ is OWN’s most-watched series premiere ever
    by Chris Witherspoon | September 10, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    Tyler Perry‘s new scripted series for the Oprah Winfrey Network, If Loving You is Wrong, is a certified hit!

    If Loving You is Wrong broke records delivering 1.93 million viewers making it the most watched series premiere in network history. The episode delivered a 1.47 rating in the key W25-54 demo up triple digits (+206%) vs. one year ago, and built every quarter hour among W25-54 climbing +13% over the course of the hour.

    The show was still trending on Twitter in several major cities across the country, including Atlanta, this morning.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Which ‘Married at First Sight’ couples found wedded bliss?

    By Andrea Morabito

    After five weeks of marriage documented over 10 episodes, Tuesday night’s finale of the FYI reality series “Married at First Sight” finally revealed which couples chose to stay together and which called it quits.

    The extreme social experiment had complete strangers meet at the altar and marry without knowing anything about their spouses — only that they had been matched together by a panel of experts.


    In advance of the two-hour reunion special, “Married at First Sight: Six Months Later,” airing Sept. 16 at 9 p.m., the three couples open up to The Post about their experience on the reality series and their lives since the cameras stopped rolling.

  6. rikyrah says:



    Cell Black Django’ with Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj will leave you speechless
    by Chris Witherspoon | September 10, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    Former American Idol contestant-turned-viral web video producer, Todrick Hall, did it again.

    Yesterday, Hall published a video spoofing the song “Cell Block Tango” from the Broadway smash hit Chicago. The video has already received nearly 100k views.

    Cell Black Django features performers in character impersonating some of the pop industry’s brightest stars, including Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Mariah Carey and Solange Knowles.

  7. rikyrah says:

    5 Reasons for the Zephyr Teachout Phenomenon, and 5 Reasons Andrew Cuomo Is Still Governor


    Here are some more thoughts, now that the primary is over. First, here are 5 reasons Cuomo won this primary (though he won it with a shockingly low percentage of the vote, roughly 20 points less than Spitzer got in his primary for Governor in 2006).

    1.Cuomo “won” because he spent more than $11 million on TV alone while Zephyr Teachout spent $500,000 on the whole campaign. Cuomo won for one reason — his opponent had no name ID, and he spent between $11M and $15M on this election. Money in politics is used to talk to voters through mail and TV. Without it, you are mute. Zephr Teachout didn’t do one piece of mail, or a single TV ad. There was a lot of evidence that primary voters, when given a light persuasion message, flipped to Teachout. She got a big chunk of the vote without spending very much at all. But there was no money to deliver such a message. Given a bit more money, or a bit more time, the outcome would have been different. To put it another way, Cuomo paid roughly $48 for every vote he got, where Zephyr paid roughly $2.70. That’s a very big differential, in terms of the power of the messaging. If Zephyr had had a bit more money, she could have easily won.

    2.The liberal establishment went for Cuomo. Aside from money, Cuomo had the machinery of elections on his side. The list of establishment supporters backing Cuomo is long. It includes 1199 SEIU and the Hotel and Motel Trades Council, two of the most powerful unions in New York. Hillary Clinton did a robocall for Cuomo, while helping very few other Democrats in 2014. So did Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federal of Teachers. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Senator Kirstin Gillibrand, Senator Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Emily’s List all endorsed the ticket, with women’s group Emily’s List endorsing Cuomo’s running mate Kathy Hochul while refusing to endorse Zephyr Teachout for Governor despite her gender and pro-choice stance. Most Mayors in New York, as well as the entire Congressional delegation, went for the ticket. The Working Families Party endorsed him. The Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver did. And so on.

    3.The Occupy bloc isn’t enough, but it matters. Zephyr’s base bloc isn’t enough to win a primary, but it is part of a potential coalition that could do so. It’s the Occupy voter bloc, perhaps what Howard Dean had from 2002–2004 but infused with an economic justice frame. It is the only organized voting group that is able to sit outside the political establishment. They were willing to back a neophyte female candidate with no money and no establishment support against the marriage equality guy with $35 million in the bank who balanced the state budget four years in a row. It’s not a complete coalition, but it is a piece of a broader coalition.

    4.Andrew Cuomo will be Governor, but his career is over. Cuomo will win in November. He will govern for another four years, or until he is indicted. But he will not hold another elected office, because he has proven himself a very good machine boss but a very bad candidate. The level of petty vindictiveness reflects a brilliant man who simply cannot help himself but indulge his desire for control. Interestingly, Zephyr won Albany County, and people there know him best.

    5.The New York establishment hates and fears Andrew Cuomo. Zephyr Teachout is a great candidate, and she ran an excellent campaign. But Cuomo had a lot of enemies, and her campaign gave them all a chance to vent. It was like a dam broke, and every anti-Cuomo sentiment poured through the wreckage. I saw this up close as a volunteer for Zephyr; a surprising number of people at her rallies had had close experiences with Cuomo, and hated him for his micro-managing style and general petty vindictiveness. I heard from former state employees who complained of his staffs’ screaming and stapler throwing, librarians angry that Cuomo was selling public libraries to be bulldozed for luxury condos, and even the representative of an ultra-conservative wealthy plutocrat who said his boss hated Cuomo because “he is a fucking liar.” But that said, while hating him, they went along with him. For instance, New York politician Ed Koch still wouldn’t forgive Cuomo for a campaign stunt from 1977: “During the ugly 1977 New York City mayoral primary battle between Koch and Mario Cuomo, Cuomo campaign signs appeared throughout Queens — Cuomo’s home turf — reading, “Vote for Cuomo, Not the Homo.” Cuomo’s son Andrew, then 19, worked alongside his father on the campaign.” That didn’t stop Koch from cutting Cuomo a check for $1000 in 2010. (Koch passed away in 2013). Now that Cuomo’s control of the party is in question, his ability to govern will be dramatically weakened. He will be Governor, but no longer King.

  8. rikyrah says:

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  9. rikyrah says:

    Simply put…Boyce Watkins hates Black women
    if she had stumbled the wrong way, we’d be talking about her DEATH due to brain hemmorage. THAT much is obvious after looking at the tape.


    from POU:
    Boyce Watkins wrote this…he really wrote this..seriously…HE WROTE THIS:

    For every woman who made the mistake of staying in a relationship with a perpetually abusive man, there is another woman who is glad she made the choice to keep her family together. Some will call these women stupid or the product of male manipulation; I call them heroes, ultimate mothers, and powerful people. At the very least, women deserve to have a say in what happens to their families without paternalistic eavesdroppers forcing them to do something they don’t want to do.

    With black families being torn apart left and right by the pitfalls of extreme feminism, we should appreciate situations where someone isn’t seeking to throw the baby out with the bathwater and destroying their family at the drop of a hat. I especially admire the fact that you’ve admitted that both you AND Ray made a huge mistake that night, although Ray’s mistake was much greater. In these silly public debates, we have to at least try to make room for the truth.

  10. rikyrah says:

    September 10, 2014

    Obama Rebuffed at Top Golf Courses
    President Obama “was turned down at several top golf courses in Westchester while he was visiting the area over Labor Day weekend,” sources tell NBC New York.

    “The Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot and Willow Ridge were among some of the elite courses that rebuffed the president’s request to tee off there… Club managers apparently did not want to inconvenience their high-powered and high-paying members over Labor Day weekend by shutting down their courses to accommodate the president.”

  11. Ametia says:

    Caption the photo:
    President Obama Meets With Congressional Leadership At The White House

    LOL NANCY’s just sitting back with VISIONS of that GAVEL back in her hands.
    McTurtle looks like he’s trying to hold back his gas and farts.
    Boehner looks like he’s trying to keep from “shaking” Had too much to drink last night, Johnnie?
    Reid’s just chilling

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      And, all the while, Statue of Liberty is just hangin’ out flashing a Power to the People!

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        I am still looking at the wall. Is that a cupboard door or a real door that cuts through the wallpaper on the right? Maybe a refrigerator door or a bar door for refreshments?

  12. rikyrah says:

    September 10, 2014

    Clinton Allies Portray Her as More ‘Decisive’ than Obama
    “Allies to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are casting a stark distinction between a decisive, assertive Clinton and a pragmatic, deliberative President Obama on foreign policy,” The Hill reports.

    “As Obama seeks to make the case for military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria in a prime-time address on Wednesday, Clinton supporters are saying that she would have approached the battle with ISIS in a completely different way if she were commander in chief.”

  13. rikyrah says:

    Cuomo Result Shows Progressive Racial Divide
    by BooMan
    Wed Sep 10th, 2014 at 01:02:03 AM EST

    Here are some preliminary numbers on the results from the Cuomo/Teachout showdown:

    The Five Boroughs

    Brooklyn: Cuomo 67% Teachout 30%
    Manhattan: Cuomo 55% Teachout 43%
    Queens: Cuomo 74% Teachout 22%
    Staten Island: Cuomo 66% Teachout 30%
    The Bronx: Cuomo 81% Teachout 14%

    Meanwhile, Teachout won big in many Upstate counties. This is telling for a couple of reasons. Common wisdom is that the Big City is much more liberal than Upstate, but that doesn’t seem to hold for the Democratic primary voter. That’s curious until you look at the how the boroughs voted and you realize that Cuomo did much better in The Bronx (37% black) and Brooklyn (34% black) than he did in Manhattan (16% black). Manhattan is also the home of a lot of Wall Street workers who actually like Cuomo’s brand of centrism. That Cuomo got 81% of the vote in the Bronx (28% white) and only 66% of the vote in Staten Island (11% black) is the giveaway. White progressives who backed the Teachout/Wu ticket did not make any inroads with the black community.

    It’s not obvious why Cuomo is so popular in the black (and I have to add, Latino) community, but he clearly is. And that demonstrates a certain lack of communication between the white and non-white progressive coalitions.

    It’s something that needs to be fixed. Progressive candidates need messages and platforms that reach and resonate with progressive citizens. If they can’t even accomplish that, then there’s really no hope for progressivism in this country.

  14. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone! :-)

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