Tuesday Open Thread | Popular Music Cover Songs

Today’s Madonna cover is Like a Virgin

Cover by Amos Lee

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  3. eliihass says:

    “…”The guys that know Trump best are the most worried,” a former Trump campaign official told Axios. “People are very, very worried. Because it’s Michael [effing] Cohen. Who knows what he’s done?”

    Cohen has worked for Trump for a decade and has been linked to payments to women who have said they had affairs with Trump. Cohen is “a potential Rosetta stone to Trump’s final decade in private life,”

    “People at the Trump Organization don’t even really know everything he does,” the source told Axios. “It’s all side deals and off-the-books stuff.”

    “I’ll tell you who’s worried: the principal,” the source concluded.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-reportedly-worried-in-dark-moods-over-michael-cohen-2018-4

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  5. Ametia says:

    Tonight’s episode Black-ish tackles marriage challenges.

    Tracee Ellis Ross talks directing ‘Black-ish,’ Time’s Up and dancing in a Drake video

    Tacee Ellis Ross, 45, steps behind the camera for Tuesday’s episode of ABC’s Black-ish (9 ET/PT), in which parents Bow (Ross) and Dre (Anthony Anderson) hit a rough patch in their marriage. The Golden Globe winner had a wide-ranging chat with USA TODAY about her first TV directing gig since UPN’s Girlfriends in 2008, the reported exit of Black-ish creator Kenya Barris and what it was like to dance in a Drake music video.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2018/04/16/tracee-ellis-ross-talks-directing-blackish-times-up-drake-video/517402002/

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    • eliihass says:

      “…she has encountered many individuals who loiter in the café with no intentions of purchasing; at least one of those persons, she claims, chased her around the store after she asked them to leave..”

      Riiiight..

      Because those 2 black guys looked just like ‘loiterers’..

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    • Ametia says:

      By GOLLY HOLLY, DON’T SOUND TOO JOLLY.

      She wasn’t thinking. She was on AUTO PILOT to react to those black men.

      Black men= CALL PO PO

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  12. Breaking News: FMR First Lady Barbara Bush has passed away at age 92

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    • Ametia says:

      Maybe you don’t, Haley, but you are in WAY OVER YOUR HEAD

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      • eliihass says:

        But Joe Scarborough was just touting her this morning as the perfect and unstoppable ‘2020 candidate’ ..

        How it would be out of this world to have her as the first woman ‘president’ ..and how her immigrant roots would be highlighted and show just how wonderful and valuable immigrants are to the country..

        You really can’t make this stuff up..

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  17. Liza says:

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  18. Ametia says:

    SG2, YALL, LOOKIE

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  19. rikyrah says:

    Automatic voter registration expands its reach even further
    04/17/18 03:03 PM
    By Steve Benen
    It was only a matter of time before automatic voter registration reached another state, though I thought it’d take more than a week.

    More than a half million New Jersey residents could soon become New Jersey voters.

    Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Tuesday that will automatically register people to vote if they apply for a driver’s license or non-driver ID card in the Garden State.

    New Jersey is the 13th state to have automatic voter registration. The new law could register nearly 600,000 people, according to the Center for American Progress, a progressive research group.

    The news comes just five days after Maryland also adopted AVR. New Jersey and Maryland join (in alphabetical order) Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia.

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  21. Liza says:

    Sharing…

    A couple of days ago I was listening to a podcast by a blogger I’ve known for a long time. His podcast was about black men and police. He’s from the Bay Area and interviewed a long time friend of his, also a black men, who has had the usual experiences but also credits a white cop for saving his life. There is an iconic picture associated with this story and it is heartbreaking. Fortunately, this young man’s story has a happy ending and he is doing well.

    Take a very deep breath and look at this picture.

    https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/oct/17/kevin-berthia-golden-gate-bridge

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  23. rikyrah says:

    Espy and Hyde-Smith Running Even In Mississippi
    April 17, 2018 at 12:07 pm EDT

    A new Triumph Campaigns poll in Mississippi finds Mike Espy (D) and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) neck and neck in the special election to replace Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), 33% to 33%. They are followed by Chris McDaniel (R) at 13% and Jason Shelton (D) at 6%.

    The special election will not have party primaries and is likely to go to a runoff.

    In head-to-head matchups, Hyde-Smith leads Espy, 42% to 36%, while Espy leads McDaniel, 43% to 24%.

    https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/politics/2018/04/16/poll-cindy-hyde-smith-mike-espy-neck-and-neck-mcdaniel-distant-third-senate-race/520331002/

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  26. #Starbucks closing all stores nationwide on May 29th for racial-bias training.

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  27. rikyrah says:

    DA PHUQ?

    Missouri lawmakers threatened with donor exodus unless they back governor accused of sexual assault
    Gov. Greitens was indicted on felony invasion of privacy charges after he allegedly photographed a woman while she was naked and threatened to blackmail her.
    MELANIE SCHMITZ
    APR 16, 2018, 11:13 AM

    State lawmakers in Missouri claim they’ve been threatened with a sharp decrease in donations unless they actively support embattled Gov. Eric Greitens (R), who has been charged with photographing a woman while she was naked and using the image to threaten her with blackmail.

    Greitens has also been accused of assaulting the woman and coercing her into a sexual relationship. He was indicted on felony invasion of privacy charges related to the nude photo back in February.

    “Lots of people, including me, have been threatened that, if we go against the governor, we will never get financial support from any of the major donors in [Missouri],” one unnamed legislator reportedly told local Missouri Scout, a private news service covering state politics. When Missouri Scout asked other lawmakers to weigh in on the claim, many told the news outlet the threats were allegedly “widespread.”

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  28. Ametia says:

    TRUMP to match his POS orange face

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  30. rikyrah says:

    Report contradicts Michael Cohen denial of dossier Prague detail

    A new McClatchy report says that Robert Mueller has evidence that Donald Trump confidant Michael Cohen visited Prague at roughly the time described in the Christopher Steel dossier, something Cohen has repeatedly denied. Peter Stone, special correspondent for McClatchy, talks with Rachel Maddow.

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  32. rikyrah says:

    Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s secret ‘Client #3’ is Sean Hannity

    Rachel Maddow reports on how it was revealed that Fox News personality Sean Hannity is a client of Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen.

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  33. rikyrah says:

    BWA HA HA HA HAH AH AH HA HA

    Michael Avenatti
    ‏@MichaelAvenatti
    1h1 hour ago
    More
    This morning on @TheView, @stormydaniels and I will release the composite sketch of the thug who threatened my client and her little girl in Las Vegas. This is a search for the truth

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  34. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Entrepreneur seeks to empower people in the rental community”
    http://www.phillytrib.com/news/business/entrepreneur-seeks-to-empower-people-in-the-rental-community/article_db3cb1d3-3858-51d9-835a-4e6f37727418.html
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    Ofo Ezeugwu is striving to empower the rental community.

    He is the co-founder of Whose Your Landlord, a web application that rates landlords based on tenant opinions.

    The idea to launch the platform was spurred when Ezeugwu served as the vice president of Temple University’s Student Body in 2012. At the time, students were facing issues with off-campus housing such as black mold, plumbing problems and properties not being cleaned properly. He and his business partner Felix Addison launched their business in 2013.

    “The idea was what if you could review your landlord that way those coming behind you could know what to expect before signing a lease. For the students it made perfect sense,” Ezeugwu said.

    While the platform was initially geared toward millennial college students, its user base has expanded. WYL has received reviews from more than 200 cities around the country, even though its focus is on Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C. The platform has received more than 10,000 landlord reviews from those three cities.

    The service allows renters to review their landlord, apartment building or property manager in seven key categories ranging from safety to property conditions. The platform also provides apartment listings, renter resources and curated content about redlining and gentrification.

    “We realize that from an information standpoint that the way that you empower people is by giving them an in-depth look into the history of property of where they are but also giving them more insight about their neighborhood and their communities nowadays,” said Ezeugwu, who is a native of Patterson, N.J.

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  36. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “DC police officer training now includes trips to the African American history museum”
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/17/us/dc-police-to-learn-black-history-trnd/index.html

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  37. This child is amazing. So awesome! What a leader. Thank you, God, for lifting her up to be a voice to the voiceless.

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  39. Awl. I’m sorry. I pray for a speedy recovery. Feel Better, Justice Sotomayor.

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  41. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Washington (CNN)Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor broke her shoulder in a fall, court spokesperson Kathleen Arberg said Tuesday.

    “The injury occurred Monday morning, Arberg said, citing Sotomayor’s doctor. She will wear a sling for several weeks and will undergo physical therapy as part of her recovery.”

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/17/politics/supreme-court-justice-sonia-sotomayor-shoulder-injury/index.html

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  42. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “(CNN)The Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a provision of federal law that requires the mandatory deportation of immigrants who have been convicted of some crimes, holding that the law is unconstitutionally vague.”

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/17/politics/supreme-court-federal-law-deportation-immigrants/index.html

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  43. rikyrah says:

    Republicans expected their tax plan to be popular by now (but it’s not)
    04/17/18 09:20 AM
    By Steve Benen

    Pointing to nothing in particular, Donald Trump declared this morning, “So many people are seeing the benefits of the Tax Cut Bill. Everyone is talking, really nice to see!”

    In reality, of course, everyone isn’t talking about the Republican tax plan, and there’s nothing especially “nice” about public attitudes on the subject. Perhaps someone should show the president the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

    The new poll found that 27% of respondents thought the law was a good idea, while 36% thought it was a bad idea. Opinion split largely along party lines, but even among Republicans support was far from unanimous: 56% of Republicans thought the law was a good idea.

    “If this is a signature accomplishment Republicans are hoping to run on in November, this is obviously not a good starting point,” said Fred Yang, a Democratic pollster who helped conduct the survey with Republican Bill McInturff.

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  44. rikyrah says:

    Ari nailed it

    Ari Melber: Why James Comey Still Doesn’t Get It | The Beat With Ari Mel… https://t.co/dPFdLjYVfa via @YouTube

    — Mary Frank (@Fran_Neena20409) April 17, 2018

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  45. rikyrah says:

    Utah Decides, the coalition working on getting Medicaid expansion on the ballot in Utah, announces they have enough qualified signatures today. A 30 day period now begins where the state verifies these signatures https://t.co/cYHr6wGyNf pic.twitter.com/tS18ZsGFOT

    — Adam Searing (@AdamSearing) April 16, 2018

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  47. Beyond the pale. Make it stop!

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  49. rikyrah says:

    😄😄😄

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  50. Ametia says:

    PAYBACK TIME

    Sandy Hook Parents Hit Alex Jones With Defamation Lawsuits

    The parents of two children who died in the Sandy Hook massacre have filed defamation lawsuits against Infowars founder Alex Jones over his false claims that the 2012 school shooting was was staged. Lawyers for the parents say Jones’ conspiracy theories—including the false assertion that the parents of dead children are “crisis actors”—have led to death threats against them. Neil Heslin, the father of a 6-year-old boy killed in the shooting, and Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, who also lost their son, filed the suits late Monday, the Huffington Post reports. Each suit is seeking $1 million in damages. “Even after these folks had to experience this trauma, for the next five years they were tormented by Alex Jones with vicious lies about them,” said Mark Bankston, the lawyer handling the cases for the parents. “And these lies were meant to convince his audience that the Sandy Hook parents are frauds and have perpetrated a sinister lie on the American people.” Bankston is also involved in another defamation suit against Jones, representing a man whom he incorrectly identified as the Parkland school shooter.

    Read it at HuffingtonPost:
    http://elink.thedailybeast.com/click/12907028.223257/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuaHVmZmluZ3RvbnBvc3QuY28udWsvZW50cnkvc2FuZHktaG9vay1wYXJlbnRzLWhpdC1hbGV4LWpvbmVzLXdpdGgtZGVmYW1hdGlvbi1sYXdzdWl0c191c181YWNmNmE2ZGU0YjBhYzM4M2Q3NGJmZTE_dmlhPW5ld3NsZXR0ZXImc291cmNlPUNTQU1lZGl0aW9u/4e555ee3e018bee76c345820B746ec14b

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  52. Ametia says:

    This is RICH

    Privilege is real. But being a white man shouldn’t disqualify me.
    Diversity in the workplace is an overdue goal, but it’s unfair to treat people mainly as members of a gender or race.

    Read more » https://s2.washingtonpost.com/5b7380/5ad5ccbafe1ff668a04c9ed6/YXdhcmVvZjQxMUBnbWFpbC5jb20%3D/27/79/3a569220054ddfca9b49a25bb24a75b5

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  54. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, 3Chics Family & Friends.

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  55. rikyrah says:

    Frum cracks me up

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  58. rikyrah says:

    He killed 29 people. He is the perfect GOP candidate.

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  60. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😄😄😄

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  61. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Just over a hundred years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, Charlotte L. Brown on April 17, 1863 refused to give up her seat on a horse drawn streetcar in San Francisco. Even though she had a ticket and declared she had a right to ride, the conductor ejected her. With her father’s support, she took the case to court.

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    “Her father James E Brown hired attorney W.C. Burnett, and Charlotte Brown brought a lawsuit against the Omnibus Railroad Company for $200. African Americans had just won the right to testify against whites that same year.[14] The Omnibus Railroad argued that its conductor’s action was justified because racial segregation protected white women and children who might be fearful or ‘repulsed’ by riding in the same car as African Americans. Brown won her case, presided over by Judge Cowles, but the jury only awarded her twenty five dollars. The conductor, Dennison, was convicted in criminal court of assault and battery against Brown.

    “Brown’s civil case was tied up in appeals for the next two years. In one appeals trial, the jury awarded Brown only five cents, the price of the streetcar ticket. Meanwhile, just three days after the first trial, Brown was ejected from yet another streetcar and brought a second suit against Omnibus, this time for $3,000. Finally, in October, 1864, her case was tried in a higher court. In his judgment of October 5, 1864, Judge Orville C Pratt of the 12th District Court upheld the earlier verdict in favor of Brown, ruling that excluding passengers from streetcars because of their race was illegal. He had no desire, he said in his ruling, to “perpetuate a relic of barbarism”:

    ” ‘It has been already quite too long tolerated by the dominant race to see with indifference the negro or mulatto treated as a brute, insulted, wronged, enslaved, made to wear a yoke, to tremble before white men, to serve him as a tool, to hold property and life at his will, to surrender to him his intellect and conscience, and to seal his lips and belie his thought through dread of the white man’s power’, Judge Pratt stated.

    “In January, 1865, a jury awarded Brown $500. The Omnibus Railroad Company appealed the verdict but was refused another trial.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_L._Brown#cite_note-15

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  62. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

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