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Paul Young – Everytime You Go Away

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  1. eliihass says:

    Again, fam..

    Here’s hoping Democrats refuse to ‘duke it out’ as entertainment for the enjoyment of the bloody complicit media..

    Dems don’t understand just how the last round of debates diminished them ..

    This is not about entertaining the media, or the American people for that matter..

    ‘Distinguishing’ oneself has absolutely nothing to do with gratuitously cannibalizing other candidates – especially not with ridiculously bogus attacks based on rehearsed lies that have zero bearing on how folks are going to pay their bills..

    One can distinguish themself by sharing their vision in a clear, honorable way..

    And it is important to remind Democrats that there is no ‘equivalent’ to the dirty treasonous buffoon..

    He doesn’t do chivalry …and will not be stomped or be burdened by feelings of uncertainty about how to tackle folks without being accused of ‘misogyny’ and/or racism..

    He does not give a fig..

    So the idea that ‘taking out’ Biden (who chose not to respond to someone who opportunistically endlessly sucked up to him and his late son just a while back, and who he chose to largely ignore) is somehow a show of how things will go with the treasonous buffoon …or a preview of the potential battle with treasonous buffoon, is a misleading farce of epic proportions ..

    Dems will be in for a shock if they think this is actually how it’ll all play out with the buffoon who has no such qualms about hitting hard and dirty with no regard for gender …or ruthlessly dredging up every last unsavory detail – of which there’s plenty… and embellishing and exaggerating the worst of it all for good measure..

    Dems will end up, if they follow this knock-them-out rubbish the media is pushing… Degraded and irreversibly damaged and divided ..there will be no uniting of broken factions from this unlearned lesson of disingenuous attacks and baseless enmity..

    I don’t think people understand just how unimpressed with and unmoved by these Dem candidates folks out in the real non-social media world generally are …and just how resigned folks already are …and just how many more have already made their peace with another 4 years of the treasonous buffoon..

    Thanks in part to the very same media who want an already largely uninspiring, uninteresting and ho-hum slate of Democrats to demolish themselves – all while overtly and covertly asserting a foregone conclusion of a certain 4 more years for a common crook..

    The media’s endless subliminal force-feeding to the masses of an inevitable 4 more years -including with endlessly glowing talk of a ‘booming economy’, has already begun..

    The Dem debates and campaigns are just games and comic relief as far as the media is concerned.. And a chance to permanently take out a few more Dems from contention ever again..

    It’s all about ratings and ad dollars in the end.. and absolutely not about the Democratic party …and certainly not about saving our country from the clutches of a grifting Russian asset and his criminal cohort hard at work dismantling and decimating our democracy and fragile union …

    As my historic FLOTUS has said, folks can be upstanding, loyal, operate with integrity and still be able to lay out a vision that easily offers contrasts …without fake accusations of racism.. including those that only aid the treasonous buffoon when he and his cohort actually actively engage in the worst of it..

    In the end, it was also this very treasonous buffoon who after all told David Letterman that ‘the blacks’ are not loyal.. recalling how he and the Clintons had had ‘many’ conversations about how disloyal ‘the blacks’ are..

    Dems suddenly opportunistically turning Biden into a racist – and on that basis, if in the end he isn’t the nominee, is something the treasonous buffoon will very effectively wield to his advantage..

    There are plenty of folks who will sit home or vote for the buffoon if this insinuation of Biden as ‘racist’ or coddled of racists, persists..

    I can also promise that all this lame ‘prosecuting’ the buffoon is such weak sauce.. and frankly, quite comical..

    As if the buffoon and his committee of deplorables are actually going to sit back and be ‘prosecuted’ by some mediocre wannabe… as if the buffoon and his attack trust are not going to unveil some of the very obvious and lingering odious stuff that Dems are too polite and reticent to bring up.. even as the mediocre wannabe gets away with faking black oppression at the expense of a guy who more than proved his loyalty – and went above and beyond in his loyalty to the historic president – when the other person who was only in it, opportunistically angling for a top position in the historic president’s first term – and refused to help with the re-election when the gig went to a more capable and seasoned professional..

    Don’t let anyone try to re-write history.. or try to gloss over stuff.. or manufacture stuff..

    I’ve got plenty of receipts..


    But I’d rather not pull them out unless push comes to shove ..because I’m quite aware that there are drive-by lurkers …and a lot of this sordid stuff receipts will absolutely be used against folks..

    And as much as I will never support them for president, I also don’t believe in or do the sort of razing careers to the ground sort of deal that they have no qualms engaging in .. I intend to leave enough unshared so that they can still return to the congress when this whole presidential campaign vanity exercise is over and done with..

    And please, please, please …for crying out loud, egos may be stroked causing folks to commit to candidates who’ve done nothing but stroke their fragile egos and flattered them to no end by showing up and ki-ki-ing on their silly shows talking about smoking pot and time-traveling to listen to rap music that had not yet been written or sung … but for chrissakes.. let’s not let the likes of Charlamagne tha god be the kingmaker picking/anointing our Dem nominee all while disparaging in irreversibly damaging ways, honorable and loyal Dems who’ve served our party and country with dignity for many decades..

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  3. eliihass says:

    Contd: Most Admired
    Men. Women
    Roger Federer ~ Michelle Obama
    Barack Obama ~ Queen Elizabeth II
    Dalai Lama ~ Angela Merkel
    Bill Gates ~ Julia Roberts
    George Clooney ~ Carla Del Ponte
    Pope Francis ~ Angelina Jolie
    Cristiano Ronaldo ~ Brigitte Bardot

    Rafa Nadal ~ Manuela Carmena
    Barack Obama ~ Michelle Obama
    José Mujica ~ Queen Sofía
    Papa Francisco ~ Meryl Streep
    Dalai Lama ~ Emma Watson

    Barack Obama ~ Crown Princess Victoria
    Dalai Lama ~ Michelle Obama
    Jimmie Åkesson ~ Ebba Busch Thor
    Bill Gates ~ Angela Merkel
    Zlatan Ibrahimović ~ Malala Yousafzai

    Trevor Noah ~ Oprah Winfrey
    Bill Gates ~ Thuli Madonsela
    Barack Obama ~ Michelle Obama
    Cyril Ramaphosa ~ Bonang Matheba
    Patrice Motsepe ~ Queen Elizabeth II
    Will Smith ~ Beyoncé

    Lee Guk-Jong ~ Kim Yuna
    Bill Gates ~ Oprah Winfrey
    Pope Francis ~ Michelle Obama
    Moon Jae-In ~ Angela Merkel
    Yoo Jae-Seok ~ Queen Elizabeth II
    Barack Obama ~ Angelina Jolie

    Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum ~Angelina Jolie
    Bill Gates ~Oprah Winfrey
    Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan ~Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi
    Imran Khan ~Queen Elizabeth II
    Pope Francis ~Michelle Obama
    Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan ~Jennifer Lopez
    Jackie Chan ~Queen Rania of Jordan
    Cristiano Ronaldo ~Angela Merkel
    Barack Obama ~Malala Yousafzai

  4. eliihass says:

    Chow Yun-Fat Queen Elizabeth II
    Li Ka-Shing Michelle Obama
    Bill Gates Emma Watson
    Barack Obama Angelina Jolie
    Andy Lau Madonna
    Warren Buffett Carrie Lam

    David Attenborough Michelle Obama
    Barack Obama Katie Taylor
    Michael D. Higgins Vicky Phelan
    Peter McVerry Mary Robinson
    Pope Francis Oprah Winfrey
    Bill Gates Queen Elizabeth II

    Papa Francesco Michelle Obama
    Piero Angela Samantha Cristoforetti
    Dalai Lama Maria de Filippi
    Barack Obama Regina Elisabetta II
    Matteo Salvini Angelina Jolie
    Bill Gates Michelle Hunziker

    Barack Obama Michelle Obama
    Andrés MLópezObrador Carmen Aristegui
    Dalai Lama Malala Yousafzai
    Bill Gates Emma Watson
    Will Smith Elena Poniatowska

    Barack Obama Michelle Obama
    King Willem Queen Máxima der Nederlanden
    Dalai Lama Oprah Winfrey
    Max Verstappen Beatrix der Nederlanden
    Sven Kramer Angela Merkel

    Barack Obama Michelle Obama
    Dalai Lama Angela Merkel
    Bill Gates Malala Yousafzai
    Jens Stoltenberg Queen Elizabeth II
    Desmond Tutu Meryl Streep

    Jerzy Owsiak Anna Dymna
    Pope Francis Martyna Wojciechowska
    Dalajlama Queen Elizabeth
    Bill Gates Michelle Obama
    Barack Obama Jolanta Kwaśniewska

    Papa Francisco Michelle Obama
    Dalai Lama Oprah Winfrey
    Barack Obama Malala Yousafzai
    Cristiano Ronaldo Angelina Jolie
    Marcelo R. de Sousa Meryl Streep

    Barack Obama Michelle Obama
    Bill Gates Queen Elizabeth II
    Warren Buffett Ellen Degeneres
    Jack Ma Oprah Winfrey
    Jackie Chan Angelina Jolie
    Mark Zuckerberg Aung San Suu Kyi

    Akihito Empress Michiko
    Ichiro Suzuki Sayuri Yoshinaga
    Shinya Yamanaka Namie Amuro
    Bill Gates Naomi Osaka
    Yuzuru Hanyu Yui Aragaki
    Barack Obama Michelle Obama

  5. eliihass says:

    Barack and Michelle Obama are the most admired people in America:
    Most admired (MEN) Most admired (WOMEN)
    David Attenborough Queen Elizabeth II
    Barack Obama Michelle Obama
    Prince William Judi Dench
    Prince Harry J. K. Rowling
    Bill Gates Malala Yousafzai

    Barack Obama Michelle Obama
    Dalai Lama Queen Elizabeth II
    Bill Gates Angela Merkel
    Pope Francis Tina Turner
    Gregor Gysi Meryl Streep

    Lionel Messi Michelle Obama
    Manu Ginóbili Angelina Jolie
    Barack Obama Julia Roberts
    José Mujica Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
    Dalai Lama Susana Giménez

    David Attenborough Queen Elizabeth II
    Barack Obama Jacinda Ardern
    Hugh Jackman Michelle Obama
    Bill Gates Oprah Winfrey
    Dalai Lama Ellen Degeneres

    Dalai Lama Michelle Obama
    Marcel Hirscher Queen Elizabeth II
    Barack Obama Meryl Streep
    Bill Gates Angela Merkel
    Dietrich Mateschitz Julia Roberts

    Barack Obama Michelle Obama
    Le Dalaï Lama Brigitte Bardot
    Theo Francken Angelina Jolie
    Lionel Messi Nafissatou Thiam
    Philippe de Belgique La reine Mathilde de

    Barack Obama Michelle Obama
    Silvio Santos Angelina Jolie
    Sérgio Moro Fernanda Montenegro
    Dalai Lama Malala Yousafzai
    Bill Gates Ivete Sangalo

    Barack Obama Michelle Obama
    Bill Gates Queen Elizabeth II
    Dwayne Johnson Ellen Degeneres
    Dalai Lama Oprah Winfrey
    Jackie Chan Celine Dion

    Barack Obama Caterine Ibargüen
    Will Smith Michelle Obama
    Radamel Falcao Shakira
    Bill Gates Mariana Pajón
    James Rodríguez Sofía Vergara

    Barack Obama Mary, Kronprinsesse af Danmark
    Frederik, Kronprins Majestæt Dronning Margrethe II
    Dalai Lama Michelle Obama
    Bill Gates Margrethe Vestager
    Ole Henriksen Angela Merkel

    Barack Obama Michelle Obama
    Dalai Lama Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
    Sauli Niinistö Meryl Streep
    Kimi Räikkönen Angela Merkel
    Bill Gates Queen Elizabeth II

    Barack Obama Michelle Obama
    Jean-Jacques Goldman Sophie Marceau
    Dalai Lama Angelina Jolie
    Zinedine Zidane Emma Watson
    George Clooney Brigitte Bardot

  6. eliihass says:


    “..Bill Gates remains the world’s most admired man, but Angelina Jolie has now been replaced by Michelle Obama as the world’s most admired woman.

    Michelle Obama has supplanted Angelina Jolie as the world’s most admired woman, according to YouGov’s annual study of which public figures the people of our planet look up to.

    In fact, the American actress, filmmaker and humanitarian has fallen from first place last year to third place this year, with US talk show and philanthropist host Oprah Winfrey coming second in the 2019 list. Microsoft founder Bill Gates remains the world’s most admired man. He’s topped the list every time YouGov has conducted the survey.

    In fact, the top five men remain unchanged since last year. Former US president Barack Obama comes in second, and the third to fifth places are all occupied by Chinese figures: actor Jackie Chan in third, president Xi Jinping in fourth and businessman Jack Ma in fifth.

    This year the study expanded to cover the views of people in 41 countries – the most ever – “
    Michelle Obama and Bill Gates are the most admired people in the world, according to a new poll.
    The former US First Lady and Microsoft founder topped a YouGov survey of the most admired women and men on the planet. The top 10 women also featured Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie in second and third places respectively. Last year, Jolie topped the poll with Michelle Obama in second place.

    In an eclectic list, the Queen came fourth, followed by Harry Potter actress Emma Watson and then Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai. Also included in the top 10 are Hillary Clinton and Taylor Swift.

    The You Gov poll also found that Michelle Obama’s husband, former US president Barack Obama, is the second most admired man in the world with Jackie Chan filling an unlikely top three for men.

    Gates also topped the poll for men last year. Vladimir Putin, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are also in the top 10. The current US “president”*, Donald Trump, though was back in 14th, one place behind technology entrepreneur Elon Musk.

    For the British, the most admired woman was the Queen, Michelle Obama was second and Judi Dench in third place.

    The most admired man in the UK was David Attenborough. Barack Obama was second for Brits, with Prince Harry third.

    The poll took in votes from people in 41 different countries. With the Obamas topping most of the countries.

    Top 10 women
    1.Michelle Obama
    2.Oprah Winfrey
    3.Angelina Jolie
    4.Queen Elizabeth II
    5.Emma Watson
    6.Malala Yousufzai
    7.Peng Liyuan
    8.Hillary Clinton
    9.Tu Youyou
    10.Taylor Swift

    Top 10 men
    1.Bill Gates
    2.Barack Obama
    3.Jackie Chan
    4.Xi Jinping
    5.Jack Ma
    6.Narendra Modi
    7.Cristiano Ronaldo
    8.Dalai Lama
    9.Lionel Messi
    10.Vladimir Putin

  7. When have you ever heard of a store clerk telling a customer to go back to Mexico? He didn’t know jack shit about her business but looked her in the eye and said go back to Mexico, you’re illegal. Trump has emboldened these mofos.

  8. Liza says:

    True. It is a hate movement led by the nation’s “leader”.


    Shorter Hope Hicks: Who’s gonna put me in jail, boo?

  10. Liza says:

    Truth. Think about the real lions.

  11. Imagine if President Obama committed campaign finance laws to win an election and Valerie Jarrett helped cover it up? There’s be hell to pay. But Trump is still occupying the Oval Office & Hope Hicks is free & no charges are coming. Nation of laws my a*ss!

  12. And Hope Hicks won’t be charged. #CrimingWhileWhite. But Jesse Jackson Jr went to prison. He’s BLACK!

  13. Ametia says:

    Media won’t address the fact that 45’s connection to criminal, pedafile Epstein makes 45 likely a


    Pe·do·phile: /ˈpedəˌfīl/—–Noun: a person who is sexually attracted to children.

  14. rikyrah says:

    They’re gonna have to put EPSTEIN in solitary. No choice. He’ll never make it to trial if put in G.P.

  15. rikyrah says:


  16. Judge: Epstein a flight risk, a danger to the community.

  17. Breaking: Jeffrey Epstein denied bail in sex trafficking case.

  18. rikyrah says:


    Nearly 100 Types of Hummus Recalled for Potential Listeria Contamination


    Ten popular hummus brands have issued a nationwide recall after Listeria was detected at large manufacturing facility.

    This story originally appeared on by Lauren Wicks.

    Pita Pal Foods is issuing a nationwide recall for dozens of its hummus products, sold under 10 various brand names, after Listeria was found at a major manufacturing facility. These products include those from the popular Lantana brand, as well as some regional grocery store brands such as Harris-Teeter, Reasor’s, 7-Select, Lidl, and Fresh Thyme.

    No related illnesses have been reported to date, but the company is issuing this voluntary recall out of precaution. Foods contaminated with Listeria often do not smell or look spoiled, but can still lead to life-threatening infections and serious symptoms including nausea, vomiting, fever, muscle aches, neck stiffness, and severe headaches.

    They have the entire list of the brands at the link.

  19. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : July 18, 2019

    Speculate: verb SPEK-yuh-layt

    1 a : to meditate on or ponder a subject : reflect

    b : to review something idly or casually and often inconclusively

    2 : to assume a business risk in hope of gain; especially : to buy or sell in expectation of profiting from market fluctuations

    3 : to take to be true on the basis of insufficient evidence : theorize

    4 : to be curious or doubtful about : wonder

    • Ametia says:

      Toni Morrison > > Quotable Quote

      “The function, the very serious function of racism is distraction. It keeps you from doing your work. It keeps you explaining, over and over again, your reason for being. Somebody says you have no language and you spend twenty years proving that you do. Somebody says your head isn’t shaped properly so you have scientists working on the fact that it is. Somebody says you have no art, so you dredge that up. Somebody says you have no kingdoms, so you dredge that up. None of this is necessary. There will always be one more thing.”

      ― Toni Morrison

  20. Liza says:

    How many? Somewhere around 63 million, that is how many voted for Trump.

  21. rikyrah says:

    Trump cruelty policy provokes protests from religious groups

    Rachel Maddow reports on another shocking story of Trump administration cruelty to immigrant children in which a 3-year-old was made to choose which parent would be deported, and Jewish and Catholic groups organizing protests against Trump’s policies.

  22. rikyrah says:

    Record shows close Donald Trump relationship with Jeffrey Epstein

    Rachel Maddow reviews the well-documented evidence of Donald Trump’s close relationship with sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein, evidence that may be freaking Trump out a little as the new case against Epstein builds momentum.

  23. rikyrah says:

    NM to send evidence of Epstein survivor victims to NY prosecutors

    New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas confirms to Rachel Maddow that investigators in his state looking into Jeffrey Epstein’s ranch there have communicated with people who say they were victims of Epstein and will be communicating that evidence to prosecutors in New York.

  24. rikyrah says:

    Loose ends left in Cohen case; judge set to unseal new details

    Rachel Maddow reports on the compelling foreshadowing by the judge in the Michael Cohen case ahead of the unsealing of previously redacted parts of the case, and notes the curious disconnect between the number of wrongdoings by others exposed by the Cohen case and the fact that the case is reportedly being closed without further charges.

  25. rikyrah says:

    Prospect of jail could move Epstein to offer up other names

    Rachel Maddow explains the prosecution’s case that Jeffrey Epstein is a flight risk and should not be allowed out on bail while he awaits trial on sex trafficking charges. The prospect of what Epstein might offer to avoid jail may be weighing on his past friends.

  26. Liza says:

    Yep. where’s all of those “fiscal conservatives” been?

  27. rikyrah says:

    Trump cranks up racist demagoguery in latest distraction gambit

    Rachel Maddow looks at reports that Donald Trump is pleased with the divisive fire he has set in American politics and notes that Trump commonly uses racist demagoguery and other outrageous stunts to distract Americans and the media from things that are causing him greater anxiety than mere controversy.

  28. Liza says:

    “Opening act” is right. Trump thinks this is how he wins.

  29. rikyrah says:

    Marcus H. Johnson (@marcushjohnson) Tweeted:
    You can’t say Trump is a racist and then say nothing about his voters. It doesn’t work like that.

  30. rikyrah says:


    Carolyn B. Maloney (@RepMaloney) Tweeted:
    So… we’re not allowed to call the President a racist but he’s allowed to BE one?

  31. rikyrah says:

    Marcus H. Johnson (@marcushjohnson) Tweeted:
    Of course this means everyone who said “Deplorable” was a mistake should apologize. Clinton talked about racism and white privilege more than any Presidential candidate through 2016 and the mainstream press (and the class first far left) crushed her for it

  32. rikyrah says:

    Marcus H. Johnson (@marcushjohnson) Tweeted:
    @vexedinthecity Yeah after nearly 4 years of saying Trump voters are motivated by anything but racism, now they wanna front like they knew it all along. Most of these people were saying Dems had to stop talking about identity politics and focus on economic issues 🙄🙄

  33. rikyrah says:

    Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) Tweeted:
    The gaslighting is always so exhausting. We all know what the President did and who he is. Everyone. On all sides. We all get it. Just a question of whether you find it acceptable or not.

  34. rikyrah says:

    Archie’s Au Pair🥑🍌🤖🥚👶🏻⚾️🎾✝️🐎🐝🦁 (@freepeeper) Tweeted:
    Continuously impressed with how Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is handling her transition. To go from being a self-made, independent woman to having the restrictions of Royal life… She doesn’t have the allies, position, or length of service of others, but is the most influential.

    • Liza says:

      Trump’s behavior at this Klan Rally is reprehensible beyond words. And people are arguing over whether his words are racist or he is racist?

      For God’s sake, look at this man. Why are we testing our resilience to the max? What we really need to worry about it that a certified loon is occupying the Oval Office.

  35. rikyrah says:


    Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) Tweeted:
    I’m old enough to remember during last campaign in 2015-16 when people like me called Trump a racist, and others — including other journalists! — called us hyperbolic and extreme. Well…

  36. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄

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