Thursday Open Thread | George Michael

George MichaelGeorge Michael (sometimes stylised George Michæl; born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, 25 June 1963) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.[3] Michael rose to superstardom during the 1980s and 1990s with his style of post-disco dance-pop.[4] He has also been characterised as a blue-eyed soul singer, although his material draws more from middle-of-the-road pop than soul music.[5]

As one of the world’s best-selling music artists, Michael has sold more than 100 million records worldwide as of 2010.[6] His 1987 debut solo album, Faith, has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and made several records and achievements in the United States.[7] Michael has garnered seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked Michael the 40th most successful artist on the Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists list.

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18 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | George Michael

  1. rikyrah says:

    There are four places in the country truly outfitted to fight Ebola.

    Will someone explain to me why Montana and Nebraska were chosen as two of the sites?

    • Ametia says:

      that’s where majority of de white folks live, and for the rest of the fearful white folks, they can feel good about fleeing there to get away from those AFRICANS!

  2. rikyrah says:

    Meet 5 Seniors Turned Away at the Polls for Not Having the Right ID

    by Kevin Mathews
    October 13, 2014
    11:30 am

    By now, we’ve heard how voter ID laws could negatively impact older Americans by impeding their ability to vote. Still, sometimes it takes hearing the stories of people directly impacted by these laws to see just what a mess these laws have become. Here are five sympathetic tales of senior citizens who were not allowed to vote for seemingly arbitrary reasons:

    1. Ruby Barber

    92-year-old Ruby Barber has faced several problems voting ever since Texas passed voter ID laws. She doesn’t have a license because she doesn’t drive, most of her documents were destroyed in a house fire years ago, and she never received a birth certificate after being born on a remote farm nearly a century ago. None of this stopped Barber from voting previously, but now the burden was on her to prove her identity.

    Read more:

  3. rikyrah says:

    Homeless athletes: The power of sports and the struggle to survive

    More than 100,000 students on U.S. youth, public school and college teams have no stable place to live. Sports Illustrated goes inside the lives of three teen athletes struggling to overcome the hardships of homelessness.

  4. Ametia says:

    Zach Green @140elect · 17m 17 minutes ago
    Americans in past year killed by…
    #Ebola: 1.
    #ISIS: 2.
    Flu/Pneumonia: 54,000.
    Diabetes: 74,000.
    Cancer: 575,000.
    Heart disease: 600,000.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Arkansas Supreme Court rejects GOP voting restrictions
    10/16/14 10:13 AM
    By Steve Benen
    Early last year, with Republicans taking control of the Arkansas’ General Assembly for the first time since the 1870s, the new GOP majority got right to work – quickly tackling new voting restrictions. Gov. Mike Beebe (D) vetoed a needlessly harsh voter-ID bill, but Republicans overrode the veto and imposed the voter-suppression policy on the state.

    Conservative lawmakers cannot, however, easily circumvent a ruling from the state Supreme Court. Zach Roth and David Taintor reported last night:
    The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state’s voter ID law Wednesday evening, meaning it won’t be in effect for the impending midterm elections.

    The court’s majority upheld an appeals court ruling that found that by requiring ID, the law added an additional voter “qualification,” which violates the state’s constitution.
    Initial analyses suggest the ruling blocks enforcement of the voter-ID law in this year’s elections, which may have an important effect – Arkansas is home to several competitive statewide elections this year, including U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races.

    The entirety of the 20-page ruling is available online here (pdf). There theoretically could be an appeal to the federal courts, but given that the case deals with the state Constitution, it seems unlikely.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Opening a Pandora’s Box on campaign coordination
    10/15/14 04:27 PM—UPDATED 10/15/14 04:29 PM
    By Steve Benen
    This federal district court ruling hasn’t received too much attention over the last 24 hours, which is a shame because its scope is pretty significant.
    A federal judge Tuesday blocked enforcement of a Wisconsin election law that’s at the center of an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s 2012 recall campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups.

    U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa granted the request to block the law from the Milwaukee-based group Citizens for Responsible Government Advocates while the conservative group’s underlying lawsuit challenging its constitutionality goes forward.
    Let’s back up for a minute, because there’s an important context to all of this.

    As regular readers may recall, Wisconsin election laws prohibit officials from coordinating campaign activities with outside political groups. Gov. Scott Walker (R) and his team have been accused of breaking these laws by directly overseeing how outside groups – including some allegedly non-partisan non-profits – spent their campaign resources during the governor’s recall campaign.

    When Judge Randa, a Republican appointee active in far-right judicial/political circles, first heard the case involving Walker, he ruled in the governor’s favor – not because Walker was innocent, but because the judge believed the law against coordination is effectively impossible to break. For Randa, the law was intended to prevent bribery and explicit corruption, which means so long as politicians are coordinating with groups that agree with them, anything goes.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Nina Turner for Ohio secretary of state: endorsement editorial

    By Editorial Board
    on October 14, 2014 at 1:30 PM, updated October 14, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    The best-known job of Ohio’s secretary of state is to be the state’s chief elections officer. Even though incumbent Republican Jon Husted has handled all other aspects of the job with distinction over the past four years – including the practical side of elections management – and even though he has been a voice of reason on redistricting reform, his miscues, mistakes and outright partisan manipulation of the state’s early-voting rules disqualify him for a second term.

    With her passionate advocacy for easier voting access, Nina Turner, the Democratic state senator from Cleveland for the 25th District, better exemplifies the priorities Ohio’s chief elections officer must have.

    “As secretary of state, for me, it’s about making sure that you expand and protect that access to the ballot box,” Turner, 46, said during the endorsement interview, adding that it doesn’t matter what voters’ “political affiliation is; [I’ll be] pro-voter. The voter will always be at the center of my universe.”

    We take Turner at her word on that, as someone who stood up to Democratic Party insiders during the battle over Cuyahoga County reforms. At the same time, worryingly, she’s been strongly partisan during this campaign. The see-saw partisanship of Ohio’s secretary of state, depending on which party holds the office, has ill-served the state and needs to change. Turner must resolve to change it.

  8. TyrenM says:

    Good Morning 3Chics,
    “The Closer” is coming to town! First Lady is coming to campaign for Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton 10/21. Details coming soon.

  9. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    The Root @TheRoot · 1h 1 hour ago
    40,000 voter-registration applications from blacks and Hispanics in #Georgia are missing:s”

  10. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  11. Ametia says:

    What kind of SHIDIGGETY is this?

    What a TOTAL LOSER, Rick Scott.

  12. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone!

    By George, I think we’ve got him today. LOL Great selections this week, SG2.

    • Good morning, everyone!

      I’m having computer problems this morning. It’s slow as everything. Happens everytime I update my adobe reader. It takes forever to load.

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