Thursday Open Thread | TV Shows That You Should Be Watching: Fresh Off The Boat


Today’s show is Fresh Off The Boat.

Fresh Off The Boat is based on Chef Eddie Huang’s memoir, focuses on the son of Chinese immigrants trying to fit in after his family moves to Orlando.

It’s funny. It’s entertaining. And, just because it’s about an Asian-American family, doesn’t mean that you can’t relate to the characters.



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88 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | TV Shows That You Should Be Watching: Fresh Off The Boat

  1. eliihass says:

    At some point we all have to agree that ‘experience’ and ‘qualification’ based entirely on a resume full of vanity, undeserved and unearned high positions and titles – positions and titles that one would never have been considered for were it not for blatant and shameless nepotism…is no better than an embellished one…and more importantly, does not even begin to translate to competence, good judgement or capability…

    • Liza says:

      Well said, eliihass, that is truly the bottom line in this horrible 2016 Democratic presidential nomination race. Candidate Hillary is the Empress Without Clothes. So many folks out there pretending she is SO experienced and SO qualified without being able to point to real accomplishments. All of those honorary positions and paid speeches and flying over the world wasting jet fuel as Sos really do not amount to qualifications to be president. And we are not supposed to look too hard at the what she actually did while a First Lady and senator and Sos, we must not bring up her failures and mistakes or even question her character. I am so tired of this game.

      I didn’t watch last night, I absolutely cannot watch Hillary for any length of time.

      • eliihass says:

        I’m a great believer that things always turn out exactly as they are meant to in the end, Liza…And that even when people think they’ve outsmarted you and ‘won’…that what they’ve ‘won’ doesn’t always turn out to be what they wanted, assumed, and not at all what they’d hoped for…

        Karma has a way of biting seemingly winning but dishonest and bad people in the butt…even when we the people aren’t necessarily always privy to Karma’s bite…

  2. eliihass says:


    Love how desperately depressed the media flunkies all look and sound..

    As far as they’re concerned, Bernie either ‘had lost opportunities and poor moments’ during the debate…or he was just so ‘mean’ to sweet, harmless Hillary…

    There’s Donna Brazile talking about how Bernie ‘dismissed’ proud Southern Democrats like herself…Oh Donna..give it up already…the slick act of 80s, 90s style politics is all done..

    Whatshisface Chris Matthews is furious…he can’t understand why Bernie was determined to ‘mean-spiritedly’ ‘attack’ Hillary…split-tongued drama queen Chris Matthews says Bernie wanted Hillary ‘dead’ – and that Bernie raising her paid speeches to Wall Street and her vote on Iraq…were ‘personal’ attacks…


    You really can’t make this stuff up…LOL..

  3. SALUTE to #BernieSanders for standing up for the Palestinian people. He didn’t back down one bit.

  4. eliihass says:

    Good job Bernie!

    Authentic, honest and consistent…

    He didn’t need to be 20 different characters and take on 20 different voices and tone and posture in a space of 2 hours trying to find the ‘right’ ‘presidential’ persona…

  5. Ametia says:

    Just getting home. Looks like the HILSTERi isup to her usual conniving,mediocrity

  6. eliihass says:

    ‘Fighting barriers’ while taking money and getting wealthy from the very same ‘vested interests’ whose sole purpose is keeping the common man she wants to vote for her down..


    • eliihass says:

      Exactly SG..

      And she hasn’t even started throwing the President and his legacy under the bus yet…

      The woman is the worst kind of brazenly self-serving, opportunistic, craven, horrid politician…

  7. eliihass says:

    For Hillary, it’s always about ‘electing her’…

    It has nothing to do with the Democratic Party which she and her husband would have no qualms destroying once it no longer suits their purposes…


    It’s all about her…

    And ‘unifying’ the party is only if she’s the nominee…

  8. eliihass says:

    Go Bernie…

  9. eliihass says:

    And there she is hiding behind the President again…

    When she wants to avoid putting her true position on display because she doesn’t know how it would be received by the focus group…

    And now she deflects with abortion and I’m woman…misogyny ..sexism..Donald Trump…

  10. eliihass says:

    Every civilized country except the United States provides healthcare and education as a right for their working class…

    But Hillary tells us it’s a pie in the sky concept and a pipe dream in a country spends trillions in war, fully caters to her wealthy benefactors who fund her campaigns in exchange for them to keep dodging their responsibilities as citizens by offshoring their monies and avoiding paying taxes…

  11. eliihass says:

    Zionist Wolf Blitzer cuts Bernie off when he starts telling the truth…


    It didn’t go as they’d planned…Hillary was supposed to ‘wipe’ Bernie out on Foreign Policy…but Bernie ended up making the former SoS look foolish…and less than mediocre…


  12. eliihass says:

    The Jewish guy Bernie Sanders is asking for better for the Palestinians…

    And Hillary is once again invoking her influence and power as First Lady…LOL…

    When it suits her purposes…

  13. eliihass says:

    When our inner cities are falling apart…schools, roads, water supply…

    And Germany, France, the U.K have a much healthier set of social and economic protections for its poorer citizens…

    Of course they’ve got step up and pay their fair share of the defense budget for NATO..


    ‘Look for Missions’…Hillary..? Would that be WARS to appease your NeoCon benefactors…?

  14. eliihass says:

    Now she says the ‘decision was the President’s’….

    Woah…this woman is horrid…

    B=Now she throws the President under the bus…

    When it works, it was her ‘advice and her urging’ that made the President do it…

    When it fails, it becomes the President’s ‘decision’…

  15. eliihass says:

    President Obama says his greatest mistake was Hillary’s ‘judgement’ call on Libya in her undeserved position as SoS…

  16. eliihass says:

    Answer the question lady…stop hiding behind President Obama…

  17. eliihass says:

    And she’s still reading on the sly from notes on her lectern…LOL..

  18. eliihass says:

    Hillary: President Obama…President Obama…President Obama..

    Bernie: Hillary pioneered a program to promote fracking…

  19. eliihass says:

    What an actress..

    Does she really believe that anyone thinks that Bernie Sanders is such a heartless person who doesn’t care that kids have been murdered..?

    Does the woman who boasted in 2008 of being for gun rights now think we believe she’s the patron saint of anti-gun folks…

    Even her supporter Gabrielle Giffords who was shot and almost killed by a gun…still goes around with her husband Mark Kelly, boasting about being PROUD gun owners…even after what they’ve been through..

    Come on now…

  20. eliihass says:

    Says Annie Oakley of 2008…


    You can’t make this stuff up…

  21. eliihass says:

    May God expose this woman once and for all..

    She lies with such ease…

    That should unnerve everyone…

  22. eliihass says:

    She said $12 …

    Oh my God…this woman is a liar…

  23. eliihass says:

    Bernie chuckled when she said she was glad he had now joined her in insisting that Dodd-Frank be implemented fully..

    The woman is crook..

    Bernie should stop biting his tongue…Hillary isn’t…

    Go for it Bernie…tell the truth about this awful, lying, corrupt woman..

  24. eliihass says:

    Isn’t Errol Louis part of the Clinton media arm…

  25. eliihass says:

    Chris Cuomo is ‘worried’ that Hillary Clinton will ‘continue her style’ of ‘taking the HIGH ROAD as she is ‘attacked’ by Bernie Sanders as he often does on the debate floor…


    You couldn’t make this stuff up if you tried…

    So, Bernie Sanders who lost a whole lot of ground early on by being a gentleman, biting his tongue and refusing to ‘go there’ – Refusing to unleash the obvious and abundant low-hanging fruit he could have easily used against Hillary…

    …But Bernie is now the bully, and Hillary the one who has brazenly lied and distorted and smeared her opponent without blinking…Hillary is now the victim and the damsel in distress…LOL..

    You can’t make this stuff up…

  26. rikyrah says:

    Former ‘Apprentice’ Contestants Planning To Denounce Donald Trump
    April 13, 2016 5:03 PM PDT

    A handful of former contestants on the reality show “The Apprentice” say Republican Donald Trump should not be president.

    Half-a-dozen past hopefuls contestants of the hit show, including Season 4 winner Randal Pinkett and Season 1 runner-up Kwame Jackson, are planning a press conference Friday in New York to denounce the GOP front-runner’s bid ahead of the state’s April 19 primary.

    In statements, the contestants slammed Trump’s rhetoric as divisive and accused him of running a “campaign of sexism, xenophobia, racism, violence and hate.”

    “Trump is passionately and strategically reigniting a dirty and divisive culture soaked in a history of prejudice, fear and hate. It is unpatriotic, anti-American, self-serving, regressive and downright lazy,” said Marshawn Evans Daniels in a statement.

    “As alums of ‘The Apprentice,’ we have had the opportunity to work with Donald in various capacities, including as employees of the Trump Organization,” added Pinkett. “Based on that experience and Donald’s campaign, we do not believe he is worthy of becoming president of the United States.”

  27. Hillary Clinton refuses to concede after Barack Obama clinches the Democratic nomination

  28. rikyrah says:

    It’s rare for community college students to transfer to elite Northwestern University — and only a handful have made the switch from the City Colleges of Chicago to the university’s full-time undergraduate program in the past decade.

    But that could change under a new scholarship program to be announced Thursday.

    Northwestern is one of three new schools to sign on to the Chicago Star Partnership, a City Colleges initiative to help students obtain a bachelor’s degree after graduation. Under the program, 15 Illinois public and private universities have agreed to provide scholarships to students who graduate from Chicago Public Schools, get their associate degree from one of the city’s community colleges, and then get admitted to a bachelor’s degree program.

    The other two new schools to join the program are Dominican University in River Forest, which will provide up to $14,500 a year to an unlimited number of students with at least a 3.0 grade-point average, and Robert Morris University in Chicago, which will offer $10,000 annually to the first 20 Star Scholars accepted.

    Northwestern will offer up to $50,000 annually for two years to City Colleges transfer students. To qualify, the students must have a 3.0 grade-point average and get admitted to the school, one of the most competitive in the country. There is no cap on the number of students.

  29. Ametia says:


    • Ametia says:


      “This isn’t just a breathtaking investment of resources, it’s also a powerful statement of mission – it’s an expression of our belief in the power of education to transform the lives and prospects of millions of girls worldwide – as well as the prospects of their families, communities and countries.

      “The evidence is very clear: when we invest in girls’ education, and we embrace women in our workforce, that doesn’t just benefit them, it benefits all of us.”

  30. rikyrah says:

    and would be declined even more if Medicaid expansion was done in every state.

  31. rikyrah says:

    April 14, 2016 8:30 AM
    Dodd-Frank Continues to Work as Planned
    By Nancy LeTourneau

    Key portions of the Dodd-Frank bill were devoted to identifying and regulating “Systemically Important Financial Institutions” (SIFI’s), which are sometimes referred to as “too big to fail banks” following the Great Recession. Throughout this post I will refer to them as financial institutions because the list of those identified includes insurance companies (i.e., AIG). The reforms contained in Dodd-Frank imposed three regulations on these companies once they have been identified.

    1. Capital requirements – which require these financial institutions to fund themselves with a minimum amount of equity rather than debt. They are designed to ensure that they bail themselves out in the event of problems rather than rely on American taxpayers. Avoiding these requirements is the reason cited for why GE and MetLife recently downsized themselves.

    2. Stress tests – every year these financial firms are tested for how they would perform in the event of a global recession. In 2015, 28 of them passed unconditionally, Bank of America passed conditionally and two (Deutsche Bank and Santander) failed. Firms that fail their stress tests are required to either re-submit their capital plans or are restricted in payment of dividends to their shareholders.

  32. rikyrah says:



    The power of the Peen.


    Consultant who bedded the enemy ruins months-long corruption probe

    By Josh Kosman April 2, 2016 | 1:47am

    A former top financial consultant for Caesars Entertainment’s bankrupt operating unit gambled away her career on an affair with an adversary at the parent company.

    Melissa Kibler Knoll, a former senior managing director at Mesirow Financial Consulting, was hired by creditors of the bankrupt unit to investigate whether Caesars’ private-equity owners illegally stripped away assets from the operating unit before putting it into Chapter 11.

    But a judge ruled that Knoll’s work was “tainted” by the months-long affair she had with a lawyer for Caesars’ parent company — the target of her investigation.

    “She was sleeping with the enemy,” Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar said at a hearing last month that only recently came to light.

    The judge said because he couldn’t be sure Knoll hadn’t shared information with the object of her affection — Vincent Lazar, co-chair of Jenner & Block’s bankruptcy litigation practice — the investigation was worthless.

  33. rikyrah says:

    You’re the Side Piece…what have you got to be mad about?


    Scorned mistress gets best revenge on millionaire exec

    By Julia Marsh
    April 14, 2016 | 2:14am

    A spurned ex-mistress has made the worst fears come true for a millionaire insurance exec who tried to silence her with a nondisclosure agreement — claiming publicly that he whined to her about his failure to perform in bed and illegally lent her money from a family foundation, court papers state.

    Katherine Nelson, 40, claims that 73-year-old Robert Rosenkranz — head of the $10 billion Delphi Financial Group — refused to take Viagra before a romp in bed in July 2014 and turned out to be impotent.

    “Sadly, my young-stud days are over,” she says he admitted in an ­email, according to court papers.

    More seriously, she has accused him of using company funds to give her cash on a monthly basis and of loaning her $60,000 from the Rosen­kranz Foundation in 2014.

  34. rikyrah says:

    Any Chicago peeps wanna tell me why Burns split?


    CHICAGO 04/12/2016, 12:00pm

    Sophia King, new 4th Ward alderman, is not nobody nobody sent

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s choice to replace retired Ald. Will Burns (4th), is not a nobody nobody sent. Far from it.

    Sophia King is the wife of Alan King, a house music disc jockey/Chicago attorney who is a close friend and basketball-playing buddy of President Barack Obama.

    That just might be how she came to the attention of Emanuel, who served as Obama’s first White House chief of staff.

    That doesn’t negate the fact that Sophia King has an established track record of her own as founder and president of Harriet’s Daughters, described by the mayor’s office as a “a non-profit group of professional women that works . . . to create and support policies and processes that secure employment and wealth creation opportunities for African-American neighborhoods.”

    But it does mean she’s got clout and connections — in the great Chicago tradition.

    On Tuesday, Sophia King arrived at City Hall for a Rules Committee meeting that was supposed to be her confirmation hearing.

  35. rikyrah says:

    I didn’t vote for him…..and want an apology from those who did.


    Gov. Rauner’s interim grade: An epic F
    By Eric Zorn

    Bruce Rauner is a failed governor.

    Fifteen months after the wealthy Republican private equity investor was sworn in to his first elected office, the state he was elected to lead is in worse shape by nearly every measure than the state he inherited from his Democratic predecessor.

    The backlog of unpaid bills is higher, as is the unemployment rate and the largest-in-the-nation unfunded public pension liability. We were one of just six states that showed a net loss in private sector jobs last year. Accordingly, our credit rating has continued to fall, meaning it will cost us even more than anticipated to dig out of a financial hole that’s growing at an estimated rate of $33 million every day.

    Illinois still doesn’t have — and at this rate probably never will have — a budget for the fiscal year that began last July, which has put many human service providers and public colleges and universities into a financial crisis.


    By refusing to negotiate on the budget until the Democrats who control the General Assembly enact key provisions of his pro-business, anti-union agenda, he’s not only generated an unending number of heart-tugging stories of disadvantaged and disabled people suffering from a loss of state funding, he’s also created a climate of uncertainty that makes employers and credit-rating agencies wary.

  36. rikyrah says:

    uh huh

    uh huh

    Madigan blasts Rauner’s agenda, says governor wants government shutdown

    By Monique Garcia , Rick Pearson and Celeste Bott
    Chicago Tribune

    After sitting down with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner for the first time since December, Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan exited out the back door, providing no status update on Tuesday’s hourlong gathering.

    The speaker, it turned out, was saving his impressions of how the meeting went for the House floor.

    In a rare, 10-minute speech, Madigan ratcheted up his rhetoric against Rauner, delivering a scathing address in which he accused the former private equity investor of trying to make good on an early campaign threat to shut down state government by pursuing a “personal agenda” aimed at harming the middle class.

    Speaker for all but two years since 1983, the 13th Ward Democrat told the House he has a long record of working with governors of both parties, even ones with whom he’s had strong disagreements. The situation with Rauner is different, Madigan said.

    “Over the last 13 months, compromise has been very difficult to achieve. Never before has the state gone this long without a budget. Every other governor that I have worked with has negotiated with the General Assembly in good faith to help the people of Illinois and to ensure that the people of our state would not needlessly suffer,” Madigan said. “The fact is the current budget crisis is completely avoidable. While this crisis was avoidable, Gov. Rauner has refused to put an end to the crisis.”

    Then Madigan, a week shy of his 74th birthday, muscled through a plan to spend nearly $4 billion on higher education and social services, which have languished without state funding amid the recordlong budget stalemate. Rauner has threatened to veto the measure, arguing there isn’t enough money to pay for the spending.

  37. rikyrah says:


    House 2016: How a Democratic Wave Could Happen

    More than a dozen rating changes, almost all favoring Democrats

    Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley, Sabato’s Crystal Ball
    April 14th, 2016

    Pennsylvania’s Seventh Congressional District, which forms a misshapen U linking Greater Philadelphia in the east to the outskirts of Lancaster and Reading to its west and north, provides a vivid example of the challenges Democrats face on the current U.S. House map.

    It is a district that Democrats won in 2006 in their wave year, then lost in 2010. After 2010, Pennsylvania Republicans re-drew it to make it more Republican, and Rep. Pat Meehan (R) has a fairly secure grip on it. With Democrats now effectively locked out of many of the Southern and Appalachian districts that used to be a mainstay of their pre-2010 House caucuses, the Democrats’ path back to the majority almost has to travel through GOP-held suburbs and exurbs around the country: In other words, seats that look very much like Meehan’s.

    In 2012, Meehan’s PA-7 supported Mitt Romney over Barack Obama by about two points, 50.4% to 48.5%. Given that Obama won nationally by 51.0% to 47.1%, PA-7 is roughly three points more Republican than the nation. It also happens to be, according to Obama’s 2012 performance by congressional district, the precise median seat in the House. It was the president’s 218th-best district, and of course one party needs 218 seats for a majority in the 435-House seat lower chamber of Congress.

  38. rikyrah says:

    Posted without comment.

    WATCH: Bikini-clad 70-year-old woman stuns in pole dancing performance on ‘Italia’s Got Talent’

    Thursday, April 7, 2016, 11:52 AM

    Mamma Mia!

    A 70-year-old Japanese woman stunned the judges on an episode of “Italia’s Got Talent” when she dropped her robe, showed off her toned body and pulled off an incredible pole dancing routine.

    The woman, known only as Tomoko, came to Italy 43 years ago to study opera, but then decided to pursue theatre.

    She does not tell the judges what she is about to do perform losing the robe. Judge Luciana Littizzetto’s mouth drops as Tomoko starts dancing on the pole.

  39. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  40. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone.

    Fresh Off the Boat, another great sitcom, dealing with AUTHENTIC Human joys, struggles, family life, you know sort of like every human in not only America, but the world.

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