Monday Open Thread |Dance Music of the 1950’s

I just wanted music this week that would make me feel good, and would make me wanna move the hips.

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  1. Bernie Sanders raised 41 million dollars this month included in the amount is 5 million dollars raised today.

    • Liza says:

      I wonder if she can even remember all the things she was opposed to before she changed her position and vice-versa. This is one of her major problems, she can absolutely not be trusted. She’ll say anything.

    • GrannyStandingforTruth says:

      Dang, she’s such an habitual liar! Hillary is a good example of white folks speaking with a forked tongue as some of my ancestors used to say.

  2. eliihass says:

    The heat is on, and the puppeteers and the representatives of the oligarchs who own the various candidates but who were all mostly running the show from behind the scenes, are all now showing their faces…worried sick their well-laid plans are quickly unravelling…

    Dan Senor – Bush II senior adviser, Zionist, Council for Foreign Relations, Bush adviser, chicken-hawk and Neo-con warmonger extraordinaire is out threatening that if Trump wins over Marco Rubio, that they will put up another Republican for the general …

    And when the slimes Mark Halperin and John Heilemann have staked out their own little cosy spot on the plush Hillary coronation train as instructed by those who own and control them – and many of the establishment GOP are out very publicly saying that they have no problem voting for Hillary if their preferred GOP candidate doesn’t make it – and Warren Buffet now a Hillary supporter, admits that he agrees with a lot of what Bernie Sanders stands for, but worries that Bernie will be ‘bad for business’…fam, you know the oligarchs – regardless of party identification – have their desired candidate no matter…

    Isn’t it rather curious that the the very worst of the Neo-cons and much of the GOP establishment have absolutely no problem with the notion of Hillary as president…

    That should give us all serious pause..

    Bernie Sanders is right…and if we miss this opportunity to nix this plutocratic strangle-hood on our government and politics…we’re screwed for good…

    No matter how much amusingly disingenuous and suddenly and conveniently important assertions of ‘love, kindness, and making us ‘whole’, a 30x re-booted Hillary indulges in on the campaign trail…

    • rikyrah says:

      the neo-cons don’t even understand that their Iran War dreams went up in smoke this week, thanks to the Iranian people themselves.

      Wasn’t no mushy election. The people were clear. They want reform.

      So, what are the war hawks gonna do now?

      • eliihass says:

        They have their ways Rikyrah…and they will find a way to stir things up again…they’re not giving up simply because the Iranians had an election…

    • rikyrah says:

      Isn’t it rather curious that the the very worst of the Neo-cons and much of the GOP establishment have absolutely no problem with the notion of Hillary as president…

      That should give us all serious pause..

      folks been saying this all along, ever since Rupert said he could live with a President Hillary.

    • Ametia says:

      And lookie who is making the tv rounds for the Hilster.

      The Game Change dudes Mark”DICK” Halperin and that John Heilemann had Harold Ford on this evening, SHILLING for Hillary.


      • eliihass says:

        He’s an a**s…

        Harold Ford is the most compelling argument against rallying for, cheering on and voting for candidates because ‘they’ll be the first’ – or because ‘we need more of us in representation’…The same applies as far as I’m concerned to Cory Booker, Kamala Harris etc…even if they aren’t as blatantly offensive as Harold Ford…they are just as craven, opportunistic, self-serving, cowardly and weasly…

        We can do so, so much better…

        Young Marilyn Mosby has shown us that we can do differently…we should find and run more young principled, focused, selfless and fearless people like her…and they are out there …if only the Democratic party will stop rigging the process and force-feeding us sons of corrupt politicians, pets and water-carriers of Wall Street oligarchs and former mistresses of greedy, corrupt politician-sugar daddies…

      • rikyrah says:

        We will NEVER let him live out this piece of photographic coonery

  3. rikyrah says:

    This is interesting. If you can’t believe something will be ‘off the record’, then why talk to them?

    But, think about what Rubio and Cruz..


    are saying…

    They are saying that Trump really doesn’t hate the immigrants…


    • rikyrah says:

      It’s the unmitigated gall of
      1) an anchor baby
      2) someone who isn’t even qualified to run for President



      That Trump is a phony because he really DOESN’T hate immigrants

      Am I the only one sitting here going

      DA PHUQ?

    • eliihass says:

      I’ve been telling you fam, that Donald Trump is the very least of our problems no matter how much the media is trying to distract us with his antics…and no matter what Trump’s spewing on the campaign trail to excite his newly amassed following that’s only about stroking his ego…It’s all an act…He doesn’t even believe most of what he’s spewing..

      Trump is nothing more than another entitled, spoilt, rich white boy with the usual streak of ingrained racism…no different from Jeb, George, Mitt, Mike Bloomberg, – or any other rich, white and non-black kid for that matter to be found at any exclusive prep school here in America, or any place in the world right now…

      But I will bet you a million dollars that Trump actually is infinitely less racist than Mitt Romney, Michael Bloomberg and even Jeb and George Bush..

      Shocking, but I will also tell you that I find Hillary and Bill Clinton more racist and more of a threat to us than Donald Trump will ever be…And you can take that to the bank..

  4. rikyrah says:

    Republicans R Evil‏@CanProveIt

    Trump Jr. offers to pay for black celebrities to leave US when President Trump is elected

  5. eliihass says:

    Anyone else amused at the many high-profile RACIST Republicans …the embodiments of all that’s worst about white supremacy….who’ve actively cultivated and encouraged fellow racists and their racism for the past 8 years, now all up in arms and clutching their pearls at just how ‘shocked’ and so ‘offended’ and ‘horrified’ at Donald Trump not outrightly ‘condemning and rejecting’ David Duke and the KKK, they are…

    It’s been really funny watching Hispanics Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, and Indian-American Nikki Haley, telling audiences full of white supremacists – that they all actively helped feed and empower over these past several years – and on whose shoulders they variously rode into the Senate and governors lodge respectively, that White Supremacy and the KKK is just ‘terrible’…LOL..

    It’s like we’re witnessing the strange happenings of a perpetual full moon..

    • rikyrah says:

      They all believe what Trump believes.


      They only have a problem WITH HOW HE SAYS IT.

      If he used Frank Luntz-approved dogwhistles..

      THey wouldn’t be saying shyt about him.

      IFFFFF they didn’t agree with Trump…they would have disavowed him. They would have said – I DON’T AGREE WITH HIM AND THE REPUBLICAN PARTY DOES NOT STAND FOR WHAT HE SAYS.

      They never say that…do they?


      • eliihass says:

        GOP Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama to Steve Kornacki on MSNBC:

        Donald Trump is an adulterer…I don’t support adultery or adulterers – Adultery is not an honorable trait in a person…I will not lend my name or support to a person who is not trustworthy based on that most important value you have and owe to your wife, to your spouse…Donald Trump committing adultery shows him as not trustworthy and he should not be allowed in the White House..

        Who would have thunk that an Alabama white supremacist and I would hold the exact same opinion on anything…

        Sort of also gives some insight into where some in the GOP partially hope to go with the Clintons …

    • Ametia says:

      Yes; quite amusing isn’t it? These are the same high profile Repubs who rallied ehind McCain & Romney.

      Sarah Palin and her trailer trash BIGOTED ass gave some of them a boner.

      TRUMP HAS EXPOSED THEM ALL. They’ve always believed what he’s spewing.

  6. Ametia says:
    • eliihass says:

      The brilliant and infinitely capable and magnificent first black First Lady embodies, stands for, and is worth so, so much more than the Democratic party thinking that they’re slick, exploiting and occasionally humoring and working her and those of us who love and admire her so, with sudden random tweets like this one..

      • Ametia says:

        THERE YOU GO! I knew you’d sight ‘The Democrats’ tweet, eliihaas.

        It’s pure pandering and exploitation for BLACK women, ‘look we posted a tweet of The First Lady.

        Now after all these years. This came in my email. Haven’t seen any other tweets of First Lady Michelle Obama come in my email ever until today.


  7. Ametia says:

    Jose Diaz-Balart missing from MSNBC Florida primary schedule

    By Hadas Gold
    | 02/29/16 01:13 PM EST

    MSNBC is planning to send some of its top anchors, including Andrea Mitchell and Thomas Roberts, to Florida this week ahead of the state’s presidential primary. But Jose Diaz-Balart, who is based in Miami and hosts “The Rundown,” is nowhere to be found on the tentative schedule, sent out to staff on Monday for the week, details of which were obtained by POLITICO.

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  8. Liza says:

    Chuck Berry, Robert Cray, Keith Richards – Brown Eyed Handsome Man

  9. Farrakhan on Hillary Clinton: ‘That’s a Wicked Woman”

  10. Liza says:

    Buddy Holly, All of my life, I’ve been waitin’, tonight there’ll be no hesitatin’…

  11. Liza says:

    My favorite Every Brothers, Walk Right Back. They were ahead of their time, good harmony too.

  12. Ametia says:

    VP Biden gets STANDING O @OSCARS

  13. rikyrah says:

    From Benen:

    New CNN poll

    1. Donald Trump: 49% (up from 41% in CNN’s poll in January)

    2. Marco Rubio: 16% (up from 8%)

    3. Ted Cruz: 15% (down from 19%)

    4. Ben Carson: 10% (up from 6%)

    5. John Kasich: 6% (up from 1%)

    Note, this poll was conducted from Wednesday to Saturday, so it includes the days following last week’s debate, which was held on Thursday.

  14. rikyrah says:

    GOP to Obama: judges for me, not for thee
    02/29/16 11:20 AM—UPDATED 02/29/16 11:31 AM
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    By Steve Benen
    The Republicans’ unprecedented Supreme Court blockade may be embarrassing to GOP senators, but there’s no reason to believe the party intends to change strategies. On the contrary, the Republican plan is to launch an obstructionist tactic with no parallel in the American tradition, accept the criticism, and wait for people to start talking about something else.

    But in the meantime, Politico reports that the Senate GOP is willing to move forward on some judicial nominees, and fill some court vacancies, just not the one President Obama is most concerned with.
    John Cornyn, the second-ranking Senate Republican and a former Texas Supreme Court judge, was attending Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral this month when he found himself chatting with White House counsel Neil Eggleston. The topic: their mutual interest in confirming judges to lifetime appointments to the federal bench.

    Even as Senate Republicans vow to block President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick until after the election, GOP leaders are quietly maneuvering to approve lower-level judicial nominees in the Senate pipeline, including several from conservative states who were recommended by Republican lawmakers.
    Oh, I see. There are federal court vacancies Republicans want filled, and there are nominees the GOP considers unobjectionable, so the Senate majority sees no reason to impose a total blockade on the judiciary – just the most important court vacancy.

    The Politico piece added that Republicans, naturally, don’t see any hypocrisy: “Many of the nominees have been going through the confirmation process for months, starting long before [Antonin Scalia’s] death.”

    There’s some truth to that, but the key word in that sentence is “months” – as in, there are many months remaining in 2016, and there’s no reason the Senate can’t spend a few of them considering a qualified high court nominee.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Let’s Talk About Chris Rock’s Oscars Opening Monologue
    Awesomely Luvvie — February 29, 2016

    My favorite thing he said was:

    Is Hollywood racist? You’re damn right Hollywood is racist. But it ain’t that racist that you’ve grown accustomed to. Hollywood is sorority racist. It’s like, “We like you Rhonda, but you’re not a Kappa.” That’s how Hollywood is.

    • Ametia says:

      I didn’t watch the Oscars, red carpet, or monologue.

      Viola Davis’ acceptance speech at the 2015 EMMY’S SAID IT ALL trying to color racism with humor is like feeding pablum to an adult.

      Keep it STRAIGHT UP, and keep hammering it HOME!

  16. Liza says:

    Chuck Berry, I think Maybellene is still my favorite CB tune.

  17. rikyrah says:

    New e-mails paint Snyder into corner on Flint crisis

    Rachel Maddow reports on a new release of e-mails from the office of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder that show his inner circle knew about the problems in Flint before the governor claims he knew and well before he took action to help.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Diversity Sprinkles @writersrepublic
    I will GLADLY support anybody trying to get free. But I’m not about to let you use my back to do it. #notyourmule

    PragmaticObotsUnite @PragObots
    Folks want Blacks to be their attack dogs while they act like “model minorities” in hopes of gaining honorary white status. #NotYourMule

    Mikki Kendall @Karnythia
    Solidarity looks like NBPOC speaking up about problems facing the Black community. Not quietly benefitting from anti Blackness #NotYourMule

    Masego @MasegoMokgoko
    NBPoC use black people as punching bags for their anger at white supremacy and to gain white acceptance. #NotYourMule

    trash @xojvnedoe
    @MingNa @WajahatAli and how many times have you spoken up for issues facing black people?? Do your own labour. #NotYourMule

    Sunshine Asantewaa @LOLatWhiteFear
    Where were these Latinos when it was time to stand up to Dominican Republic for the Haitians? Fuck yall, we will defend our own #notyourmule

  19. rikyrah says:

    From Charles Pierce

    Nobody Can Believe We’re Here, But We’re Here

    Trump is really, truly blowing up our politics. It was a long time coming.


    The problem with the Times piece is that it doesn’t take into account two obvious factors that the Republican Party itself resolutely fails to confront: first, that the prion disease that has afflicted the party since Ronald Reagan first fed it the monkeybrains in the 1980s has gotten worse, not better, and second, that the party’s three-decade courtship of the wild and the vile in our politics sooner or later was bound to leave the party open to a renegade campaign that was better at energizing that element than the cumbersome party machinery was. Anyone who thinks the Trump phenomenon is a sui generis explosion of eccentricity has forgotten the incredible collection of rodeo clowns over which Mitt Romney triumphed in 2012. Anyone who thinks He, Trump is unique in his rhetoric and his appeal never has read through Gingrich’s old Thesaurus For Ratfckers that helped fuel his rise to the Speakership. And anyone who thinks Trump’s brand of noisy, arrant bullshit is in anyway unique never has listened to a Cruz’s stump speech, like the one he unlimbered in the windy Atlanta morning, and which always contains the following passage that has no more connection to actual reality than do Trump’s fantastical Mexican drug mules slipping through the New Hampshire woods.

    This election is not about one branch of government. It’s about two branches of government. We are one liberal justice away from a five justice left-wing majority the likes of which this country has never seen. We are one justice away from the Supreme Court taking away our fundamental religious liberty, one justice away from the Supreme Court ordering 10 Commandment monuments taken down all over this country, one justice away from the Supreme Court striking down every restriction on abortion and mandating abortion on demand all over this country. We are one justice away from the Supreme Court reading the Second Amendment out of the Bill of Rights and taking away our right to keep and bear arms. We are one justice away from the Supreme Court ordering veterans memorials to be taken down all over this country, and we are not far away from the Supreme Court ordering the chisels to come outto remove the crosses and stars of David from the tombstones of our fallen soldiers.

    Of all of the crocks in a campaign full of them, this one paragraph is the most energetically bubbling of them all. Forget that the worst this hypothetical Weatherman majority likely could to America’s gun lovers is to re-establish the regime that existed prior to the Heller decision in 2008. Forget also that there will be no Supreme Court majority for “abortion on demand” or anything like it as long as Anthony Kennedy is alive and dithering. There is no conceivable chance that the Supreme Court will order religious symbols to be chiseled off the tombstones at Arlington. (I would note that Cruz does not mention the crescents that adorn the markers of Muslim service members who have died for his liberty.) It takes a lot of gall for someone like Ted Cruz to imply that someone else is conning the American people.

  20. rikyrah says:

    Ready or not, the Republican circus gets a new clown
    02/29/16 08:40 AM
    By Steve Benen

    One of the more compelling concerns among Republicans worried about Donald Trump has to do with maturity: the New York developer just doesn’t have the temperament of an American president. Whatever his talents, Trump’s skill set doesn’t include displaying dignity and grace.

    It was a little unsettling, then, to see what’s become of Marco Rubio’s pitch on the eve of Super Tuesday. NBC News reported overnight:
    In response to the property mogul calling him “little Rubio,” Rubio conceded that Trump was taller than him. However, the Florida senator suggested Trump had small hands for his height.

    “And you know what they say about guys with small hands,” Rubio said with a smile, prompting stunned laughter from the crowd. After a brief pause he added: “You can’t trust ‘em!” The crowd responded with applause.
    Congratulations, Republicans. We’ve reached the point in the race for the GOP nomination in which the establishment favorite appears to be telling jokes about the size of his rival’s penis.

    It helped add an exclamation point to a weekend in which Rubio thought it would be hilarious to tell jokes about Trump’s hair and skin color. “Donald Trump likes to sue people,” Rubio told an audience on Saturday. “He should sue whoever did that to his face.”

    On Friday, Rubio mocked Trump’s sweat and suggested the GOP frontrunner urinates on himself.

    This is more than just a campaign curiosity; we’re actually learning quite a bit about who Marco Rubio really is. It’s no small detail that as the pressure rises, and the Florida senator starts to panic about the state of the race, Rubio’s inclination is to go after his chief rival in the crudest and most childish way possible. When the going gets tough, the tough go the gutter?

  21. rikyrah says:

    To my Chicago, Suburban Cook County, and heck ALL OF ILLINOIS folks!!


    In Chicago, there is an Early Voting site in EVERY WARD, plus 69 W. Washington St., Pedway.

    In Suburban Cook County, there are 42 Early Voting Sites, plus 69 W. Washington St., Pedway.

    IF you live in Chicago, you can walk into ANY Early Voting Site and vote.

    IF you live in Suburban Cook County, you can walk into ANY Early Voting Site and vote.

    Not registered to vote?

    You can do Grace Period Registration, where you register and vote at the same time.

    For info on Early Voting in Chicago:

    For info on Early Voting in Suburban Cook County

  22. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  23. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone!

    Well Hot Damn,!Rik done brought out the HIP-SWINGIN’ music of the 5os.

    We’re in for a tresat this week, fokls!

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