Thursday Open Thread |Just Because I Love Them: Dionne Warwick

Today enjoy the music of Dionne Warwick.


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15 Responses to Thursday Open Thread |Just Because I Love Them: Dionne Warwick

  1. Ametia says:

    Scripps National Spelling Bee is on ESPN now.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Team Trump’s ‘seething mosh pit’ forces key staffer out
    05/26/16 12:30 PM
    By Steve Benen

    Just six weeks ago, Donald Trump’s campaign announced an important new hire: it was bringing on Rick Wiley, Scott Walker’s former campaign manager, to serve as Trump’s national political director. That was April; this is May.

    Trump National Political Director Rick Wiley is no longer with the team, the campaign confirmed in a statement late Wednesday night. When asked if Wiley resigned or was fired, spokeswoman Hope Hicks said that the “statement stands alone.”

    A Trump campaign source with knowledge of the decision tells NBC News that Wiley was largely uncommunicative with field staff that were in place long before he was hired. “He never really got the read for this campaign,” the source said, referencing the campaign’s culture.

    By all accounts, Team Trump is divided into two warring factions: a contingent that sides with Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski and another backing Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort.

    A source close to the campaign told NBC News that the Riley announcement is “a win for Corey.”

    As a rule, it’s tough to care about which faction is up or down on any given day, but there is something important about the larger dynamic. The Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman, a veteran political reporter who’s seen a lot of campaigns come and go, yesterday described “TrumpWorld” as “a seething mosh pit of ambitious egos.”

  3. rikyrah says:

    Obama eager to share his thoughts on Trump nomination
    05/26/16 11:21 AM
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    By Steve Benen
    President Obama will be the first two-term incumbent of the television era to aggressively hit the campaign trail during his last year in office, and when it comes to taking on the presumptive Republican nominee, it’s easy to get the impression that the president has quite a bit to say.
    President Barack Obama said Thursday that world leaders are “rattled” by Donald Trump – and “for good reason.”

    During a press conference in Japan, Obama said the American presidential election is being “very” closely watched oversees.
    “I think it’s fair to say they are surprised by the Republican nominee, they are not sure how seriously to take some of his pronouncements, but they’re rattled by him, and for good reason,” Obama said. “A lot of the proposals that he’s made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude or an interest in getting tweets and headlines instead of actually thinking through what it is that’s required to keep America safe, secure and prosperous, and what’s required to keep the world on an even keel.”

    Politico’s report added, “The president appeared to have more specifics to share in private. A reporter overheard snippets of a conversation between Obama and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, with whom he has one of his closer relationships among world leaders, in which he heard the words ‘Trump,’ and then ‘what his mistake was…,’ but the reporter was unable to catch the rest.”

  4. rikyrah says:

    I have said repeatedly that nobody in the GOP Clown Car actually wanted to do THE WORK of the President.

    They just wanted TO BE President.


    What the everloving PHUCK?!?!?

    Chairman of the Board?

    Da phuq?

    Da hail?

    I just can’t.

    And, I say, without equivocation,

    that, if this had come from then Senator Obama’s ‘team’…..

    Or if anyone from Hillary’s team had said this about her…

    it’d be front and center on every newscast.


    There are presidential duties Trump ‘doesn’t want to do’
    05/26/16 10:45 AM
    By Steve Benen

    Paul Manafort, a controversial Republican lobbyist, joined Donald Trump’s team in late March, and at least initially, his task was to help oversee delegate recruiting. It wasn’t long, however, before Manafort worked his way up to effectively running the entire operation: less than two months after joining the campaign, he’s now Trump’s campaign chairman and chief strategist.

    Yesterday, Manafort sat down with the Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman for a fairly long interview, and while the two covered quite a bit of ground, there was one exchange in particular that stood out for me.

    The vice presidential pick will also be part of the process of proving he’s ready for the White House, Manafort said.

    “He needs an experienced person to do the part of the job he doesn’t want to do. He seems himself more as the chairman of the board, than even the CEO, let alone the COO.”

  5. rikyrah says:

    Jail imposes limits on Bundy Brothers’ freedoms
    05/25/16 04:06 PM—UPDATED 05/25/16 04:09 PM
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    By Steve Benen
    As 2016 got underway, Americans were treated to a story that still seems hard to believe. A group of well-armed militants drove to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, took control of its headquarters, and posted guards in camouflage outside. The military members, led in part by Ammon and Ryan Bundy, controversial rancher Cliven Bundy’s sons, said they were willing to kill and be killed if necessary in their effort to have federal land turned over to local authorities.

    Not surprisingly, federal officials weren’t willing to meet the militants’ demands, and nearly six weeks after the controversy erupted, the militia members exited the wildlife refuge, and Ammon and Ryan Bundy, among others, were taken into custody.

    The organizers of this standoff are still awaiting trial, but Oregon Public Radio reports that the Bundy brothers are not satisfied with the conditions of their detention.
    Ammon and Ryan Bundy are actively considering whether they should pursue a civil rights lawsuit against the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office for conditions at the county detention center.

    In court documents released Tuesday, the leaders of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation give a list of conditions at the jail they said are violating their constitutional rights.

    Among the complaints, the Bundys and several other occupiers – including Kenneth Medenbach, Pete Santilli, Jason Patrick, Blaine Cooper and Ryan Payne – said they should have more access to the jail’s law library, discovery materials, office supplies and religious underwear.
    It’s hard to evaluate the complaints on the merits, though I was struck by something from a written statement from Ryan Bundy.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Political Animal Blog

    May 26, 2016 8:30 AM
    Here’s How Clinton Will Take On Trump
    By Nancy LeTourneau

    There is a lot of chatter going on right now about how Hillary Clinton will take on Donald Trump.
    Rucker goes on to describe the campaign’s overall message:

    Clinton’s aides say they have settled on the big story they want to tell about Trump: He is a business fraud who has cheated working people for his own gain, and his ideas, temperament and moves to marginalize people by race, gender and creed make him simply unacceptable as commander in chief.
    “Our thesis is that this isn’t just a difference in world views akin to, say, a policy debate between John McCain and Barack Obama in 2008. This is somebody who’s uniquely dangerous and disqualified,” said Brian Fallon, Clinton’s national press secretary.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning 😀, Everyone 😄
    Today is my Friday. .. woo hoo😆

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