Thursday Open Thread | Barbara Streisand Week

Streisand duets!

Enough is Enough– Barbara Streisand & Donna Summer

You don’t Bring Me Flowers– Neil Diamond & Barbara Streisand

Guilty- Barbara Streisand & Barry Gibb

Woman In Love

I Finally Found Someone-Barbra Streisand & Bryan Adams

Tell Him- Babs & Celine Dione

Memories- Babs & Susan Boyle

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95 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | Barbara Streisand Week

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  3. Well here we go, folks! Hillary got past those southern states with black voters and now here comes the distancing and bashing of Obama. She has to reach those white working class voters.
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    Hillary Clinton: I don’t like the raids, I don’t like the roundups, I don’t like the level of deportations we’ve been seeing in this ADMINISTRATION.

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    Uh huh

    Uh huh

    But, we’re supposed to trust Hillary on financial domestic policy.

    Ok. …sure……
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    U.S. hedge fund managers pour money into 2016 race and Trump is a factor
    By David Morgan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Major U.S. hedge fund managers are on pace this year to more than double the amount they gave in the 2012 election campaign, with independent fundraising groups backing Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and Republican rival Ted Cruz receiving the most so far.

    About $47 million has been lavished on presidential candidates and lawmakers and the political action committees that support them by two dozen of the industry’s top managers in the first 13 months of this election season, according to a Reuters review of Federal Election Commission filings.

    Most of the hedge fund support going to Cruz and Clinton has come from a handful of people out of the two dozen managers studied.

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    I read this and went WTF?

    Report: At least 3 teams won’t sign Grimes because of wife

    At least three NFL teams have reportedly ruled out the possibility of signing veteran cornerback Brent Grimes because of the way his wife acts.

    Grimes’ wife, Miko, is a total loose cannon. She has been known to threaten reporters on Twitter and make comments about players that lead to tension in the locker room. On Thursday, Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole said he was told by three NFL general managers that they are not interested in Brent because of Miko.

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    • Liza says:

      Holy crap. I wouldn’t pay one dime to listen to her, but that’s not what this is about, of course.

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    • Ametia says:

      LOL Oh oh! Bernie’s got an EVIL Twin brother!

      I’m with Liza. Not one THIN dime to pay to listen to this woman.

      Apparently, it pay$ well with her cronies.

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    • sunshine616 says:

      I will say this…..I would assume her loyalty lies with the dozens of companies that paid her six figures and not the constituents that pay her with votes. Now going after every black and brown politicians probably greasing their hands with endorsements and promises of helping them achieve their own six figure level speaking fees….shameful. She has yet to really answer any tough questions. So over her crap and her insincere puss of a face

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    State Sen. Catherine E. Pugh and former Mayor Sheila Dixon are locked in a virtual tie in the Democratic race to become Baltimore’s next mayor, a new poll for The Baltimore Sun and the University of Baltimore shows.

    Pugh, whose support has surged in recent weeks, is now favored by 26 percent of likely voters in the Democratic primary. That’s two points higher than the 24 percent who back Dixon, who has led the field for months. Businessman David L. Warnock, who has spent more than $650,000 on television ads, is in third place with 10 percent.

    “It’s a tight race between the two leaders,” said Steve Raabe, president of OpinionWorks, the Annapolis-based firm that conducted the poll. “Sheila Dixon has been matched and potentially overtaken by Catherine Pugh. People who decided recently are going toward Pugh.”

    City Councilman Nick J. Mosby was in fourth with 6 percent, followed by lawyer Elizabeth Embry with 5 percent and Councilman Carl Stokes with 3 percent. All other candidates in the crowded field of 13 Democrats — including prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson and engineer Calvin Young III — garnered less than 1 percent.

    With seven weeks to go until the April 26 primary, there is time for the race to change. A quarter of Democrats said they are undecided. And even among those who back a candidate, nearly half said they are open to switching to someone else.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/2016-mayor-race/bs-md-poll-mayor-20160309-story.html

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    Jim Acosta ‏@Acosta · 6m6 minutes ago
    Obama: “I don’t think I was the one to prompt questions about my birth certificate… I wasn’t the one saying ‘ask me about that.'”

    Jim Acosta ‏@Acosta · 6m6 minutes ago
    Obama blames GOP for “creating an environment where a Donald Trump can thrive. He’s only doing more of what’s been done”

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    • Hillary cannot get in with her war hawkish azz. And fuck up all PBO has accomplished? NO!

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        It never ceases to AMAZE me how snookered folks are who would ACTUALLY BELEIVE that Hillary Clinton, married to Bubba-‘BLOW JOB’ Clinton, if elected POTUS would…..

        HONOR & PRESERVE PRESIDENT OBAMA’S LEGACY

        These SHADY AZZ, SCHEMING, ME-ME-ME, ALL ABOUT ME CLINTONS, preserve and protect President Obama’s legacy? The First Black President’s legacy?

        GET THE FUCK ALL THE WAY OUTTA HERE

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  27. rikyrah says:

    That baby is too cute.

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    • Ametia says:

      LOL Don’t mess with our kids coming into this world now.

      THEY ARE MAJOR READY. They know the drill and if we sit back and observe, they can teach us more than we could ever dream of.

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    • Liza says:

      I’ve got a better one for them. How about, “America’s White Trash Rising”? After all, Donald Trump has given them a voice which they think they didn’t have apparently. Could have fooled me.

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      This looks photo shopped, but it’s 100% ACCURATE in the MESSAGE

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    • sunshine616 says:

      What assholes!!! America was first brown. Then when white people pillaged and stole what wasn’t theirs, their lazy asses went to steal black people to do the actual work. The audacity of calling this country theirs shows how unbelievably uneducated and selfish these disgusting women are.

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    During a Thursday morning radio interview, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) candidly explained that Senate Republicans would take a different approach to a Supreme Court nominee if a Republican president were in office and replacing a conservative justice.

    Johnson was asked on Wisconsin radio show “Morning Mess” about Senate Republicans’ refusal to consider President Obama’s forthcoming nomination to the Supreme Court. The host hypothesized that things would be different if Mitt Romney were in the White House.

    “It’s a different situation,” Johnson said. “Generally, and this is the way it works out politically, if you’re replacing — if a conservative president’s replacing a conservative justice, there’s a little more accommodation to it.”

    Johnson said that confirmation for a Supreme Court justice should wait until after the election.

    “Let the American people decide. It’s a very reasonable, I think probably the fairest thing to do,” he said.

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      THE STUPID TRULY BURNS & DEEPLY!

      The American people have decided Mr. CRAY, CRAY, JOHNSON.

      THE TWICE ELECTED POTUS APPOINTS THE NEXT SCOTUS JUDGE.

      Do your fucking jobs and confirm, up or down.

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    These are the same muthaphuckas that voted for Kasich, and then were all shocked when he tried to ban unions.

    Phuck ’em.

    Ohio’s ‘dirty little secret’: blue-collar Democrats for Trump
    World | Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:14am

    If Donald Trump wins the Republican Party nomination, his path to the White House will run through this working-class city with a knack for picking presidents.

    No Republican has ever won the White House without Ohio. And nowhere better reflects the challenges and opportunities Trump faces in his 2016 presidential quest than Canton, a once-booming industrial city that, like Ohio and the rest of America’s rust belt, is going through profound economic and demographic change.
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    Sitting in a steel workers’ meeting at their Canton union hall, Curtis Green, the chapter’s vice president, described Trump’s support among a growing number of members as their “dirty little secret.”

    “I view him as a radical and a racist and I don’t want to be affiliated with that,” Green said. “But if you say what you mean, a lot of guys see that in Trump and they respect that. He doesn’t dance around the issues, he takes them head on. There are a fair amount of our members who do support Donald Trump.”

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  32. LOL! It’s mine, give it back.

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    Netanyahu GOP Policy in Tatters, he snubs White House Invitation
    By Juan Cole | Mar. 8, 2016 |

    A year ago, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu intervened in US politics in a big way, addressing a Republican-dominated Congress and lobbying it against the UN Security Council deal with Iran forestalling that country’s civilian nuclear research program from ever becoming militarized.

    Netanyahu’s startling direct intervention in US policy-making crashed and burned, since President Obama was able to sign on to the JCPOA last summer and make it stick. Republicans were unable to undo the deal, then or ever after.
    That Netanyahu functions as a US Republican even as he heads a foreign state disturbed many prominent Democrats, including pro-Israel ones.

    http://www.juancole.com/2016/03/netanyahu-gop-policy-in-tatters-he-snubs-white-house-invitation.html

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    From the Atlantic interview with President Obama:

    …Obama’s reticence frustrated Power and others on his national-security team who had a preference for action. Hillary Clinton, when she was Obama’s secretary of state, argued for an early and assertive response to Assad’s violence. In 2014, after she left office, Clinton told me that “the failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people who were the originators of the protests against Assad … left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled.” When The Atlantic published this statement, and also published Clinton’s assessment that “great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle,” Obama became “rip-shit angry,” according to one of his senior advisers. The president did not understand how “Don’t do stupid shit” could be considered a controversial slogan. Ben Rhodes recalls that “the questions we were asking in the White House were ‘Who exactly is in the stupid-shit caucus? Who is pro–stupid shit?’ ” The Iraq invasion, Obama believed, should have taught Democratic interventionists like Clinton, who had voted for its authorization, the dangers of doing stupid shit. (Clinton quickly apologized to Obama for her comments, and a Clinton spokesman announced that the two would “hug it out” on Martha’s Vineyard when they crossed paths there later.)

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  38. Ametia says:

    Lurch, what a HORRIBLE little CRETIN!

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    The Daily 202: Four reasons Hillary Clinton lost the Democratic debate

    The former Secretary of State had some very good moments, connecting with an immigrant who wants to be re-united with her husband and opening up about not being naturally good at politics. But the night will likely be remembered for a stream of over-the-top attacks on her insurgent challenger that undermined the credibility of more effective – and legitimate – hits.

    “Senator Sanders … stood with the Minutemen vigilantes in their ridiculous, absurd efforts to, quote, ‘hunt down immigrants,’” Clinton said at one point. “No, I do not support vigilantes, and that is a horrific statement and unfair statement to make,” Sanders replied.

    Clinton claimed Sanders only criticizes Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. “I wish he would criticize – and join me in criticizing – President George W. Bush,” she said. Bernie is, in fact, a staunch and outspoken Bush critic. The folly of Bush’s Iraq war – which HRC voted for – is a staple of his stump speech. “I gather Secretary Clinton hasn’t listened to too many of my speeches,” he quipped.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2016/03/10/daily-202-four-reasons-hillary-clinton-lost-the-democratic-debate/56e0a5cd981b92a22d7c29e7/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_daily202

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    //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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  42. rikyrah says:

    Income inequality always existed.

    Get back to me when you wanna discuss wealth gap.

    This is just another, ‘awe, it’s so sad that all you had to be was White back in the day’ article.

    Why Americans are so angry in 2016
    by Heather Long and Patrick Gillpesie @CNNMoney
    March 9, 2016: 5:18 PM ET

    http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/09/news/economy/donald-trump-bernie-sanders-angry-america/index.html

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  43. Ametia says:

    Jorge Ramos asked a lot of questions in there according to Hillary!

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  44. rikyrah says:

    So, they asked Hillary what she would do if she were indicted?

    BWA HA HA HA H AH HA HA HA

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  45. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

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  46. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone. :)))

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