Thursday Open Thread | Dance Music of the 1980’s

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39 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | Dance Music of the 1980’s

  1. eliihass says:

    Anybody who doesn’t understand that none of the theatrics and hit jobs afoot – and the puppeteers and those who own and fund those who own the first and second line puppeteers – and the puppets…are not in this for love of country – or even party…

    It’s all about the lure of power…and ego…and greed..

    They are are all narcissists who don’t give a rats a**s about you, me, or anyone else but themselves…they are willing to kill for power…they are ready to destroy each other for power…even former ‘allies’…this is not about doing good…or defending the country and what it supposedly stands for…this is especially not abut us – the electorate and citizens of this country…

    There is no honest broker among them…

    As for Willard Mitt Romney…entitled Mr. 47% and sociopathic bully extraordinaire since he was in Kindergarten…he is even worse than Trump…but lazier..and unlike Trump, Willard is unwilling and unable to do the hard work or the mingling with the smelly commoners, necessary to win his party’s nomination fair and square…

    And Willard is hoping to swoop in and be crowned in a coronation courtesy of the Neo-con party establishment…in much the same way he sees the Democratic party establishment has done for Hillary…

    Willard and Ann still believe that ‘it’s their turn..’ – But they don’t want to have to earn it the old fashioned way…

    They are all the same…Don’t be fooled folks..and don’t fall for – or help along with the okey dokey…

    I can’t say it enough…Trump is the very least of our problems…and Willard, Hillary, Kasich, Rubio etc. all worship at the feet of the same puppet owners…Ted Cruz also – but in addition, he is also seriously cray…they all suffer varying degrees of psychosis…but Ted Cruz is only marginally contained crazy…

    • Ametia says:

      TELL.IT. For 9 months, Trump has been clowning, and now they’ve got a problem with him?


      We see them ALL.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Trump sends a shot across Speaker Ryan’s bow
    03/03/16 12:54 PM—UPDATED 03/03/16 01:06 PM
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    By Steve Benen
    On Tuesday night, Donald Trump took the unusual step of delivering a victory speech – he won 7 of the 11 Super Tuesday contests – before opening the floor to questions. A reporter asked about criticism he’d received from Republican leaders in Congress, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). The GOP frontrunner’s responded as only he would.
    Donald Trump on Tuesday vowed to work with Congress if he is elected president – or else. […]

    “Look, I don’t want to waste a lot of time,” Trump said. “I’m going to get along great with Congress, OK? Paul Ryan, I don’t know him well, but I’m sure I’m going to get along great with him, and if I don’t? He’s gonna have to pay a big price, OK?”
    Let that sink in for a minute. The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, on Super Tuesday, apparently threatened the Republican Speaker of the House – on national television.

    This morning, Ryan told reporters he saw the comments, adding, “I just laughed out loud. Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction around here these days.”

    I think it’s safe to say the political world is most definitely swimming in unchartered waters.

  3. rikyrah says:

    I seriously need to get in on this ‘ study/research’ grift.


  4. rikyrah says:

    EricFive ‎@KingEric55
    America’s racial problem boils down to white racists not wanting to share the nation’s freedoms & resources with Black ppl. That’s the root.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Obamas to remain in D.C. after presidency so daughter can finish high school

    President Obama cast some light on his post presidency plans Thursday, telling lunch companions in Milwaukee that he plans to remain in Washington so that his youngest daughter can finish high school.

    “We’re going to have to stay a couple of years so Sasha can finish. Transferring someone in the middle of high school — tough,” he said while eating lunch at a Milwaukee restaurant.

    Beyond that? “We haven’t figured that out yet,” he said.

    Sasha, 15, attends Sidwell Friends School in Washington. His elder daughter, Malia, is going off to college this year.

    Obama’s remark was more definitive than his earlier statements on the matter. In 2013, Obama told ABC’s Barbara Walters that he might stay in Washington until Sasha goes off to college. “We gotta make sure that she’s doing well,” Obama told Walters. “Sasha will have a big say in where we are.”

    Obama would be the first president not to leave Washington since Woodrow Wilson.

  6. rikyrah says:

    A Wounded Marco Rubio Falls Back to Florida
    MARCH 3, 2016

    MIAMI — Confident just two weeks ago that he could win Ohio and cement his path to the Republican nomination, Marco Rubio now plans to spend almost no time or money there at all. He is resigned to hunting for smaller prizes like Puerto Rico, where he will campaign this weekend.

    He talks of driving around the country asking for votes in his pickup truck if it comes to that.

    And his senior aides, who once spoke in a self-assured way about the race’s quickly narrowing to a two-man contest between Mr. Rubio and Donald J. Trump, now privately concede that will never happen. Their most plausible road ahead, if there is one, is through a second or third ballot at the Republican National Convention – something that has not happened since 1948.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Look at the reactions from these kids.

    THIS is why they hate the Obamas.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Why People Are Upset That Zoe Saldana Is Playing Nina Simone, Explained
    This isn’t about Saldana’s blackness bona fides. It’s about how Hollywood completely misses the point of the legendary singer’s message about blackness.

    Posted: March 2 2016 2:16 PM


    Well, as I mentioned before, Saldana has had a very successful run as the primary love interest in blockbuster movies. Much of this success is undoubtedly due to her acting chops, professionalism and versatility. But also, it can’t be denied that Saldana possesses certain physical features that allow her to exist within Hollywood’s general standard of beauty. In fact, she doesn’t just exist within the standard. She might be the standard. And she’s such an attractive choice for these types of roles because she fills two boxes: the diversity box and the unrealistically attractive woman—even if said unrealistically attractive woman is 9 feet tall and blue and has a tail box.

    Nina Simone, however, did not exist within this standard. She possessed features more commonly associated with black women. In fact, much of her work was centered on this. It’s a vital part of her story.

    Are you saying that Zoe Saldana isn’t “black enough” to portray a black woman? Because that’s what this sounds like.

    No. Not at all. The fact that Saldana—or any black woman—fits more into the Eurocentric standard of beauty does not make her “less black” than women who don’t. This isn’t about Saldana’s blackness bona fides. It’s about a woman who’s generally considered to be beautiful, even by Hollywood’s harsh beauty grading curve, being cast as a woman who mined much of her art and activism from the way women with features more commonly associated with black women are often (dis)regarded and (mis)treated.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Seattle Seahawks Kam Chancellor Wanted to Buy a Gym and Gym Employees Called the Cops on Him
    Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor was checking out a gym that had recently lost its lease in Redmond, Wash., when two employees got nervous and called the police.

    Posted: March 3 2016 11:44 AM

    Kam Chancellor of the Seattle Seahawks was looking into an investment opportunity Wednesday when he ended up having to chat with police instead because two employees at the business got nervous and called 911, Fox Sports reports.

    According to the report, Chancellor was checking out a Redmond, Wash., gym that had recently lost its lease when two employees called the police on him.

    When officers showed up, just as Chancellor and the four people with him were leaving, the situation was quickly resolved. Becky Range, the public information officer at the Redmond Police Department, called it a “misunderstanding.”

    On Wednesday evening, Chancellor tweeted about the event on Twitter, saying that he most likely won’t be putting a gym in Redmond.

  10. rikyrah says:

    The White House‏@WhiteHouse
    “I did not vote for you. Either time.”
    Read Brent’s letter to @POTUS on how the Affordable Care Act saved his life:

    To My President,

    I sincerely hope that this reaches you, as far too often praise is hard to come by. Apologies to people who deserve it perhaps even less so.

    I did not vote for you. Either time. I have voted Republican for the entirety of my life.

    I proudly wore pins and planted banners displaying my Republican loyalty. I was very vocal in my opposition to you–particularly the ACA.

    Before I briefly explain my story allow me to first say this: I am so very sorry. I understand written content cannot convey emotions very well–but my level of conviction has me in tears as I write this. I was so very wrong. So very very wrong.

    You saved my life. I want that to sink into your ears and mind. My President, you saved my life, and I am eternally grateful.

    I have a ‘pre-existing condition’ and so could never purchase health insurance. Only after the ACA came into being could I be covered. Put simply to not take up too much of your time if you are in fact taking the time to read this: I would not be alive without access to care I received due to your law.

    So thank you from a dumb young man who thought he knew it all and who said things about you that he now regrets. Thank you for serving me even when I didn’t vote for you.

    Thank you for being my President.

    Honored to have lived under your leadership and guidance,

    Brent Nathan Brown

  11. Ametia says:


    WHO HAD PALIN AS VP PICK? America couldn’t have in more danger in 2008, with that combo.
    Palin who still doesn’t know her ASS from a whole in the GROUND.

    John McCain Echoes Romney, Bashes Trump’s ‘Uninformed,’ ‘Dangerous’ Foreign Policy

    • Liza says:

      This is getting interesting. Even if all the GOP plutocrats chime in to disparage Donald Trump, I really do not believe that it will make any difference at this point. You reap what you sow.

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  13. Ametia says:

    Over 68K people call for Bill Clinton’s arrest over alleged electioneering on Super Tuesday

    A petition calling for the arrest of former President Bill Clinton for alleged election law violations has gained over 60,000 signatures. He made appearances at three polling precincts in Massachusetts on Super Tuesday. State officials said he acted legally.

    “This is a call for the immediate arrest of President Bill Clinton for clear, knowing and egregious violation of the campaign laws to swing an election in a significant way,” said the petition to Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

    “It could not be any clearer in the Massachusetts General Laws…[prohibiting] campaigning within 150 feet of a polling station…Clinton was not only electioneering within the boundary…photos and video show him greeting and talking up election workers inside,” added the petition.

    By Wednesday evening, 68,568 people had signed the petition.

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    Trooper Who Arrested Sandra Bland Fired

    Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw has formally fired Brian Encinia, the trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, the agency announced Wednesday.

    In the letter of final termination, McCraw said Tuesday: “I have carefully considered all the points raised by you in our meeting on February 5, 2016. I have determined that you have not rebutted the charges set out in the statement of charges of January 28, 2016. No cause has been presented to alter my preliminary decision. Therefore, it is now my decision that you be discharged from the Texas Department of Public Safety effective at 5:00 p.m., upon the date you receive this letter, pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 411.007, Government Code.”

    Encinia signed the letter Wednesday morning.

    Encinia stopped Bland near the Prairie View A&M University campus on July 10, 2015 for failing to properly signal a lane change. After a heated argument, the trooper arrested Bland for assaulting a public servant. Bland was found hanged in her Waller County jail cell three days later. Her death has been ruled a suicide.

  16. rikyrah says:

    History offers lesson to GOP on defying will of party voters
    Rachel Maddow revisits the events of 1968 Democratic National Convention as an example of what can happen when party leaders defy party voters in the selection of a presidential candidate, an idea being entertained by Republican establishment figures in response to the success of the Trump candidacy.

  17. rikyrah says:


    Trump doesn’t speak in dogwhistles……he’s giving full racist siren calls.

    Trump dog whistles heard loud and clear by racists
    Joy Ann Reid, MSNBC national correspondent, talks with Rachel Maddow about a racist element that is drawn to Republican front-runner Donald Trump, and how Trump is exploiting that appeal as he campaigns through southern states

    • Ametia says:

      Yes; we saw Rachael pat Joy Reid on the head like the good little NEGRO.

      “You’re sooo smart” comment, was ever so CONDESCENDING

  18. rikyrah says:

    LMAO at Romney giving a speech about Trump being dishonest.


  19. rikyrah says:

    Texas abortion restrictions finally face Supreme Court scrutiny
    03/02/16 12:40 PM—UPDATED 03/02/16 12:45 PM
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    By Steve Benen
    Much of the political world’s attention is understandably focused on the presidential race, but the eight-member Supreme Court heard arguments this morning in one of the most important reproductive rights cases in decades. MSNBC’s Irin Carmon published an overview of the case yesterday:
    Texas, like many of its neighbors, has imposed on abortion clinics new standards that are so difficult for the clinics to meet that a majority of them will be or have been forced to close. Doctors must have admitting privileges at local hospitals, something they say many hospitals have been reluctant to supply out of opposition to abortion or fear of controversy. Abortions must take place in an ambulatory surgical center, a cavernous, multimillion-dollar facility for a procedure that involves no incision and in many cases involves taking a couple of pills. […]

    The state of Texas claims it is within its legal rights to regulate clinics for the sake of women’s health. The abortion clinics that brought the case counter that the low complication rate and existing regulations show the new law isn’t needed. “If these facilities were providing substandard care that posed a threat to patient health or safety, then Texas would be justified in shutting them down,” attorneys for the clinics wrote in a brief to the court. “But they have a long record of providing safe abortion care, which [Texas officials] do not dispute.”
    For the clinics, this case is largely about exposing a sham: Texas Republicans imposed outrageous and unnecessary regulations, not to advance public health, but to curtail women’s access to legal abortions.

  20. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

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