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  1. rikyrah says:


    About Scandal:

    I really enjoyed it. I loved seeing Olivia relaxing on the beach, even if it was with Jake of State Farm.

    I thought seeing the changes when she got back to DC were interesting.

    Quinn is Quinn – still crazy and off the rails. Can’t nobody contain her now.
    Huck broke my heart. I was hoping that Huck had found a little slice of happiness when Liv left, and that that would be the challenge for him when she returned. To see him being a ‘Geek Squad’ Nerd just broke my heart.

    Abby – looked great, and she had made a step up – job wise- but you could tell that she was empty too.

    David Rosen…he needs to stop. Jake gave him all the ammunition he needed and he had done NOTHING? Come on – ridiculous.

    Drunk, I don’t give a flying phuck about anything Mellie is the BEST Mellie. She walks around the White House in a bathrobe, and nobody better say anything to her. Mellie, I get. She’s walking around, dragging around a deep, sunken tub full of REGRET that she doesn’t know how to deal with. The child that she never allowed herself to get close to because his paternity hung over him, and he didn’t even know it..all the while she didn’t need to have worried and now he’s DEAD? Please tell me how you get past that.

    I love that when she hears that Liv is back in town, she’s like, ‘oh well, whatever.’

    I love that horrible rug Cyrus has on his head. He was like, ‘please, Liv’s back in town, we know how this is gonna go down, don’t try and sell me anything else. ‘

    I was glad to see Papa Pope -rotten as ever, but I still love seeing him.

    I am mad at Columbus Short for phucking this gig up. I can’t help it.

    But, Harrison’s funeral made me tear up. I was just so sad, because this was all so unnecessary. I don’t have to like Shonda’s stance on ‘difficult’ actors, but I respect it because it came from experience for her. She wants peace on her sets and will not allow anyone to bother the peace.

    All in all, a good first show.

    I hope you tried Black-ish. I love that show.

    • Ametia says:

      LOL@ Cyrus. He ain’t tryna buy nothing unless, Liv’s sellin it.

      Girl, Mellie lying on her back at her son’s tombstone with a bathrobe. SMH, no way Fitz or anybody gone mess with that.

      Collumbus Short got paid and he got fired. He earned what he got. I’m with Shonda.

      I’ll need to see what goes down tonight. Last week took some getting used to, because, Shonda slowed things down for that episode. It didn’t hold my attention as much as I wanted it to.

      Still got to see Black-ish. ..soon.

  2. Ametia says:

    We’d better keep our eyes on the PRIZE, November voting that is. The SS debacle, Ebola outbreaks, these are issues the GOP & media love to keep us distracted from the GOP’s tactics to suppress our votes.


  3. rikyrah says:

    David Badash @davidbadash
    Scalia: It Is ‘A Lie’ That Government Cannot Favor Religion Over Secularism … #p2 #lgbt #gay #topprog #DEM #noh8 #tlot
    12:37 PM – 2 Oct 2014

  4. rikyrah says:

    Meet The Characters From Starz’s “Survivors Remorse”

    Sep 29, 2014


    Basketball is coming to the Starz Network in the form of a new show called “Survivor’s Remorse.” The show tells the comedic story of a young basketball phenom who hits the big time with a multi-million dollar contract to play pro hoops in Atlanta, and how his newfound fame and fortune impact relationships with family and friends. Check out a run down of the characters below!

  5. rikyrah says:

    NYPD Witnessed Telling Black Kids To Leave White Neighborhood

    Oct 2, 2014

    ByRuth Manuel-Logan

    Sara Bennett, who lives in the predominantly White neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York’s Park Slope area, reportedly witnessed a New York City policeman yell over the loudspeaker of his cruiser to a group of strolling Black youths, “Get out of the neighborhood!” states DNA Info New York

    According to Bennett, the alleged incident occurred on the afternoon of September 22 at about 2:45 p.m., which is typically school dismissal time. Bennett reported what she had witnessed at a 78th Precinct Community Council meeting on Tuesday night, telling forum attendees that there were about six or so young male teens who were trailed by a cruiser with a flashing dome light but sans a siren.

    Suddenly and without provocation, the teens — who were not involved in any kind of mischief — were ordered by the officers to remove themselves from the area. Bennett, who was apparently taken aback by the unprovoked form of harassment said, “I was really really upset and disturbed, not by the kids, but by the way the police were yelling at them to get out of the neighborhood,” she expressed at the meeting.

    The precinct’s commanding officer Capt. Frank DiGiacomo told attendees how the incident was not brought to his attention. Seemingly defending his officer’s actions, DiGiacomo explained that officers often attempt to move large groups of strolling youth due to the history of disturbances at a nearby mall caused by such groupings.

  6. rikyrah says:

    the original plaintiff for the case they won was some 2520, who was taking care of a relative, and only was able to get paid for doing so because of Democratic Party passed legislation. See, mofos like this gonna make me lose my religion.

    They can always seem to find some 2520 willing to co-sign to this bullshyt all the while getting a government check.

    Like I said…they gonna make me lose my religion.

    More Hurdles for Home Care Unions

    In an attempt to build on a recent antiunion victory in the Supreme Court, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation has filed another antiunion lawsuit in federal court in Minnesota. The suit seeks to weaken a new union of 27,000 home care workers there and, in the process, to undermine union rights more broadly.

    At issue in the case is “exclusive representation” — the legal right of a duly-elected union to represent all the workers in a unionized workplace or occupation. Exclusive representation is what gives a union bargaining clout and ensures that the majority of workers that voted to unionize have a shot at forming a strong union. However, it does not force workers who voted against the union to join or pay dues. Nonmembers receive the same pay raises and other benefits negotiated by the union that members do; in Minnesota, nonmembers of the home care union do not even have to pay “fair share” fees to defray the cost of collective bargaining that benefits them directly


    n the meantime, home-care unions, which have proved to be vulnerable to attack, will continue to be pawns in the antiunion effort. That is a shame. Providing home care for the elderly and disabled is one of the nation’s largest, fastest-growing, least-protected and lowest-paid professions, with typical wages of less than $9.50 an hour. Currently, less than a third of some three million home care workers are unionized, even though pay and conditions have improved wherever unions have formed, as have state budgets for Medicaid, which pays many home care bills. In Illinois, for example, unionized home care workers make nearly $13 an hour plus health benefits and training, while helping to save the state $600 million a year in nursing home costs.

  7. I have so many family members/cousins/friends living in Dallas.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Joaquin Castro Verified account ‏@JoaquinCastrotx·
    It’s very unsettling that the Ebola virus is in Texas, the state with the highest percentage of ppl without access to see a doctor.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Personhood trips up yet another Colorado Republican
    10/02/14 11:41 AM
    By Steve Benen

    In Colorado this week, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) faced off against former Rep. Bob Beauprez (R) in a televised debate, and according to one of the local reports, their discussion got a little confusing when the issue of “personhood” measures came up.

    “You have switched on personhood in this election,” the governor told his challenger. Beauprez replied, “I am opposed to the personhood amendment.”

    “I said that,” Hickenlooper interjected, prompting Beauprez to respond, “You said personhood. There’s a big difference.”

    Admittedly, I didn’t see the debate, and I can’t say for sure that this report from the local CBS affiliate is exactly correct. But if the Republican really believes there’s a difference between personhood and personhood, it might be time for the former congressman to up his game.

    Personhood has been a problem for a high-profile Colorado Republican for the U.S. House; it’s been a huge problem for a high-profile Colorado Republican for the U.S. Senate; and it’s apparently now a problem for a high-profile Colorado Republican for governor.

    Complicating matters, Beauprez whole approach to reproductive health is suspect.
    Beauprez refused to answer what he called a “hypothetical” question on whether or not he would sign a ban on abortion and went on to say he opposes IUD contraceptives, which he labeled an “abortifacient”, the equivalent to a drug that causes an abortion.

    “I’m unabashedly pro-life,” said Beauprez, who also said he respects those with other views and would uphold the law, which protects abortion, if elected governor.
    It might be worth asking Beauprez if he actually knows what an IUD is.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Meet the candidate who can’t legally vote for herself
    10/02/14 12:53 PM
    By Steve Benen

    With so many interesting races this election season, it’s easy to miss some of the fascinating contests that appear a little further down on the ballot. Sometimes, for example, it’s worth watching contests for state attorneys general.

    I was convinced the best A.G. race is in Nevada, where Republicans nominated a man named Adam Lexalt. One local report noted that his law firm conducted a performance review of his work in private practice two years ago and found that Lexalt is “a train wreck” who “doesn’t even have the basic skill set.” And now he’s the Republican nominee for the Nevada Attorney General’s office.

    But there’s another A.G. story brewing in Arkansas that may be just as good.
    Republican attorney general candidate Leslie Rutledge isn’t a registered voter in Arkansas according to a report in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette (ADG). […]

    The publication reports Pulaski County Clerk Larry Crane has cancelled Rutledge’s voter registration after learning she was registered in multiple locations. Crane told the ADG Rutledge was also registered to vote in Washington, D.C.
    On the surface, it’s a bit of a problem when a candidate in Arkansas can’t vote in Arkansas, but state Democrats are raising an even larger concern: under the state Constitution, in order to hold public office in Arkansas, one must be “lawfully registered to vote in the election.”

    And if that were Rutledge’s only trouble, it’d be pretty significant, but the story actually gets a little worse.

    The Arkansas Times reported earlier this week that there are allegations that Rutledge and her team coordinated campaign activities with the Republican Attorneys General Association, in violation of state elections law.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Nebraska Ed Board considers public rebuke of AP history course outline over ‘bias’
    By Joe Dejka / World-Herald staff writer

    Some Nebraska Board of Education members are contemplating a public rebuke of the new Advanced Placement U.S. History course outline, which conservatives claim paints a dark picture of American history.But it’s not clear whether there’s enough board support to thrust Nebraska into the national debate over the outline.

    Glen Flint, a Republican board member from Springfield, borrowed from a Texas resolution in drafting one the state board is slated to consider at its board meeting today.

    His resolution would “strongly recommend” that the College Board revise the framework to accurately reflect U.S. history “without an ideological bias.”

    It calls upon the College Board to make the outline consistent with “the course’s traditional mission,” Nebraska social studies standards and Nebraska’s Americanism law.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Michigan GOP goes to the gutter, sends mailer asking people to call Dem candidate’s mother who is in hospice care (UPDATED)

    By Eclectablog on October 1, 2014

    This story is beyond disgusting. The Michigan Republican Party has mailed out a hit piece on John Fisher the Democratic candidate for Michigan’s 61st House district. The mailer asks the recipient to call a phone number to complain about Fisher’s support of the Affordable Care Act. The number they give rings at the bedside of Fisher’s mother, 91-year-old Isabel Marie Kramb, who is in hospice care with congestive heart failure.

  13. Ametia says:

    The Turkish parliament today voted 298-98 to authorize military force against ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq.

    Turkey, a NATO member, had declined to join a U.S.-led coalition, offering only tacit support to some 40 nations that make up the group going after ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

    But that changed in recent days, with ISIS on its doorstep, tens of thousands fleeing across its border and reports that the tomb of the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire has been surrounded.

  14. rikyrah says:

    GOP running out of options in Kansas
    10/02/14 08:00 AM—UPDATED 10/02/14 08:18 AM
    By Steve Benen

    For Kansas Republicans, most notably Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), the last several weeks have been devoted to a specific goal: creating a multi-candidate U.S. Senate race to help improve Sen. Pat Roberts’ (R) odds. As of yesterday, those efforts have run their course.

    A few weeks ago, when Democrat Chad Taylor announced the termination of his campaign, creating a head-to-head match-up pitting Roberts and Greg Orman (I), Kobach and his party tried to force Taylor to keep his name on the statewide ballot. The ensuing controversy went to the Kansas Supreme Court, which ruled that Taylor’s name must be removed.

    And while that seemingly ended the legal fight, Kobach had other ideas: he then demanded that Kansas Democrats pick a replacement candidate. This, too, led to a court fight, and as Dave Helling reported, the Republican litigation again came up short.
    A three-judge panel in Topeka ruled Wednesday that Kansas Democrats need not nominate a candidate for the 2014 Senate race.

    The ruling is expected to help independent Senate candidate Greg Orman’s campaign against incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.
    The obvious question is, “Won’t Kobach and the GOP just appeal this and keep the fight going?” He might try, but with Election Day now just 33 days away, there are some practical and logistical problems: Kansas has to send its ballots to be printed. Indeed, the deadline for completing the ballot was supposed to be yesterday. There was reportedly some chatter that Kobach’s office might push it to today, but in either case, there simply isn’t time for more pointless legal wrangling and emergency appeals.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Obamacare May Hold the Key to Saving the U.S. from Ebola

    The 43.3 million uninsured Americans are the country’s greatest vulnerability when it comes to stopping the world’s scariest virus.
    BY Laurie Garrett OCTOBER 1, 2014

    The United States’ special vulnerability is the enormous holes in our public health and medical care systems. Ebola has caused 21 outbreaks since its first in 1976, in every case exploiting spread within poorly resourced health care settings and the households of disease sufferers who avoided hospitalization. If people suffering early symptoms of Ebola (such as acute fatigue and high fever) are immediately taken into hospitals and cared for by doctors and nurses wearing appropriate protective gear, the virus has little opportunity to spread. America’s special risk, not shared by our Canadian neighbors to the north or European friends, is the 13.8 percent of Americans — about 43.3 million individuals — who still lack health insurance, and millions more whose policies entail copayments that are exorbitant for working people.

    These are the Americans who routinely tough out the flu, fever, aches, and pains because seeking medical care is prohibitively expensive. If they become sick enough to feel desperate, the uninsured and underinsured of America go to public hospital emergency rooms for care, where waiting times in often-crowded settings can stretch on for hours. This reality is compounded by a weakened public health infrastructure: 52 health agencies, including 48 states, three territories, and Washington, D.C., have reported budget cuts since 2008.

  16. rikyrah says:

    REPORT: A Tipsy Secret Service Agent Leaked Details Of Obama’s Schedule To Romney Campaign
    BRETT LOGIURATO OCT. 2, 2014, 9:04 AM

    A former Romney campaign staffer is reporting that a tipsy US Secret Service agent leaked details of President Barack Obama’s campaign schedule to the Romney campaign days in advance, a breach of security protocol.

    Shawn McCoy, the former Iowa communications director on the Romney campaign, described the new details in the publication Inside Sources. The Secret Service didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the report, which could become the latest shoe to drop in a series of unfolding blunders by the agency.

    Citing two independent sources, McCoy reports a Secret Service agent was attempting to make advances on a Romney campaign staffer while on the ground in a “key swing state” days ahead of the president’s trip there. And in an attempt to impress the staffer, the agent then began listing off details of Obama’s schedule.

    The details the agent revealed, including the time and place of planned events, wouldn’t become public until several days afterward.

    The schedule details did not affect the Romney campaign’s planning, McCoy said. Many Romney aides were skeptical as it was being passed around because they did not know its source. But the details ended up being accurate.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Corporate U.S. Healthiest in Decades Under Obama With Lower Debt
    By Thomas Black and Matt Robinson Oct 1, 2014 9:56 PM ET

    Steve Wynn, founder of the Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) casino empire, once called President Barack Obama’s administration “the greatest wet blanket to business and progress and job creation in my lifetime.”Barry Sternlicht, chief executive officer ofStarwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD), said Obamacare was driving down wage growth and “affecting spending and the desire to buy houses and everything else.”

    They are among a chorus of corporate executives and lobbying groups that regularly assail Obama for policies that they say are stifling investment and hurting companies.

    Corporate and economic statistics almost six years into his administration paint a different picture. Companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 (SPX) Index are the healthiest in decades, with the lowest net debt to earnings ratio in at least 24 years, $3.59 trillion in cash and marketable securities, and record earnings per share. They are headed this year toward the fastest average monthly job creation since 1999, manufacturing is recovering and the U.S. has returned as an engine for global growth. The recovery, which stands in contrast to weak growth in Europe and Asia, has underpinned an almost threefold gain in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index since March 2009.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Voter registration in Ferguson surges after Brown killing
    Yamiche Alcindor, USA TODAY3:09 a.m. EDT October 2, 2014

    More than 3,000 people have registered to vote in Ferguson, Mo., since the death of Michael Brown — a surge in interest that may mean the city of 21,000 people is ready for a change.

    Since a white police officer shot the unarmed black 18-year-old on Aug. 9, voter registration booths and cards have popped up alongside protests in the city and surrounding neighborhoods. The result: 4,839 people in St. Louis County have registered to vote since the shooting; 3,287 of them live in Ferguson.

    The city’s population is two-thirds African American but five of its six city council members are white, as is its mayor.

  19. Ametia says:

    U.S. Supreme Court
    Chemerinsky: What to expect from the upcoming SCOTUS term
    Posted Oct 02, 2014 08:40 am CDT

    By Erwin Chemerinsky

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s summer recess is over and the justices will return to the bench for oral arguments on Monday. The court traditionally sets half the docket for the coming year before it adjourns in early July, and grants the remaining cases between late September and mid-January.

    The cases that had been granted prior to the summer recess presented many important issues, but there were no likely blockbusters among them. The court had on its list for the traditional long, end-of-the-summer conference on Monday several cases presenting the question of whether state laws prohibiting same-sex marriage violate the Constitution.

    However, unlike the past, the court this year did not release orders the next day. Later this fall, the court will also decide whether to take an important case concerning the Affordable Care Act and whether low-income individuals who purchase insurance from an exchange created by the federal government can qualify for a tax credit.


    Some of the cases in which review has been granted present familiar issues or are even familiar cases:

    • Executive power: Zivotofsky v. Kerry is back before the court for a second time. Earlier the court ruled the case did not pose a political question and now the court will consider whether Congress impermissibly intruded upon executive powers by enacting a law that directs the U.S. secretary of state, on request, to record the birthplace of an American citizen born in Jerusalem as having “Israel” as a birthplace.

    The Obama administration claims that it is executive prerogative to conduct the nation’s diplomatic relations, and that it had made the judgment not to resolve the highly contested issue of whether Jerusalem is a part of Israel. On remand from the Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit declared the statute unconstitutional and the Supreme Court granted certiorari.

    • Bankruptcy: In Wellness Intern. Network Ltd. v. Sharif the court will again face an issue of enormous importance to the federal courts that it ducked last year: May a bankruptcy court issue a final judgment as to a state law claim with consent of the parties? In Stern v. Marshall the court held that bankruptcy courts cannot issue final judgments over state law claims unless they stem from the bankruptcy itself. The circuits have split, though, as to whether consent can cure this.

  20. Ametia says:

    SCOTUS is hell bent on suppressing our votes. Since they fucked with the Voting Rights act, the 5-4 decisions are going to be sure those GOP governors and other state leaders do everything they can to stop POC from voting.

    WASHINGTON —Opponents of Wisconsin’s voter identification law are asking the Supreme Court to keep officials from enforcing it in the November election.

    Legal papers were filed Thursday with the Supreme Court by the ACLU and the Advancement Project. The groups say there’s not enough time to implement new ID requirements in the five weeks before the election.

    A federal judge struck down the law last spring as unconstitutional. A three-judge ruling allowed the identification requirements to go forward.

    Read more:

  21. TyrenM says:

    Good Morning 3Chics,
    Bobbing my head this AM to all 3 selections today. Especially I Can’t Tell U Why! Ametia. Who’s gonna win tonight? Have a good day all.

    • Ametia says:

      Hi Tyren. Glad you’re enjoying the Eagles this morning. Vikings are looking good for the win tonight, even though they’re be in Cheese head land. LOL

      Hubby will be watching the game.

      I won’t, for 3 REASONS:
      1. Grey’s Anatomy
      2. Scandal
      3. How to Get Away with Murder

  22. rikyrah says:

    James Fallows of The Atlantic, is based in Asia, and has been writing about Hong Kong, the protests and the larger meaning of this in China.

  23. rikyrah says:

    Scott Walker has a decision to make
    10/01/14 12:32 PM—UPDATED 10/01/14 12:56 PM
    By Steve Benen

    In just about every midterm election cycle, candidates eyeing a presidential campaign down the road have a decision to make: do they commit to serving a full term or not? Candidates who do make that promise effectively remove themselves from national contention – they’re declaring their intentions for the next several years, which won’t include a run for the White House.

    But candidates who choose not to make that commitment – tipping their hand about their presidential plans – run the risk of annoying voters. They’re left in a position in which they’re essentially telling the public, “I want you to elect me to this office, though if I win, I might soon after run for some different office.”

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was pretty upfront about his intentions during his re-election bid last year, refusing to commit to a full, four-year term. Plenty of other likely GOP hopefuls – Cruz, Paul, Jindal, Rubio, Santorum, Jeb Bush – aren’t running for anything this year, and don’t have to worry about this at all.

    But then there’s Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), who’s made no secret of his national aspirations, even in the midst of a tough re-election fight. Will the Republican governor promise voters to serve all four years if he prevails in November? It’s apparently more complicated than it should be. Here’s what the Green Bay Press Gazette reported last week:
    While Gov. Scott Walker lays out plans for a second term in Madison, he will not promise to serve the entire four years if the 2016 national elections beckon…. [A]mid widespread speculation that he could soon become a candidate for national office, the governor told reporters later he would not make any promises about completing a second term if re-elected.

    “I’ve never made a time commitment anywhere I’ve been in office,” he said. “I’ve always made promises about what I would do and how I would do it. I’m not going to change now.”
    That’s a perfectly fair position, but it’s not what he told msnbc’s Kasie Hunt, who asked the governor, “Are you committed to serving a full second term?” Walker replied, “That’s my plan.”

    It is?

    To be sure, Walker’s in a tough spot. If he loses this year, his presidential plans are almost certainly over, and given recent polls, defeat remains a real possibility. The governor’s administration has been burdened by scandal, and Walker failed to deliver on the single most important promise from his 2010 race: the 250,000 jobs he said he’d create in his first term, before coming up far short.

  24. Ametia says:

    I see Coky Roberts and Robert Gibbs on Murdering Joe, sneeering and smug with their underhanded, fake concern for the safety of POTUS.

  25. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone! :-)

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