R.I.P. Bunny Sigler, architect of Philly Sound

The intro of this song alone. You need to have some serious talent to go through all those mood swings and flourishes.

Wait for it…

Posted by Deyon Citi Edwards on Thursday, October 12, 2017

Nina Turner on Bernie Sanders speaking at the Women’s March

She makes she excellent points. However, I disagree with her on one point. I don’t agree that Maxine Waters didn’t get press coverage as the keynote speaker for the Women’s March because she is black–that’s Nina’s point.  Corporate Dems howled over Bernie speaking at a women’s event because he’s a man and as one neoliberal tweeted, he consistently vilified a woman many women admire. Actually, he did no such thing. Had he vilified Hillary, he wouldn’t have only asked for her transcripts of speeches to Goldmann Sachs. He would have speculated why she didn’t release them. If he’d vilified Hillary, he wouldn’t merely have said that Kissinger was no friend of his after Hillary named Kissinger as an inspiration.

Still giggling over this!

How I feel today! 😜🎤

Posted by Christian Hull on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

I have a “hunch” you will like this video!

But please don’t watch before bedtime, as I did!

Posted by Medical Knowledge on Friday, October 6, 2017

 

I want to go to this church where they strip!

Please explain what this pastor doing?

Posted by Melanated Multiverse on Monday, October 9, 2017

It’s the weekend!

Qué Remix se tiró jajaja

Posted by HuevoNadas on Friday, September 1, 2017

TWEET OF THE DAY

Some post-Columbus Day/Indigenous People’s Day thoughts…

Yesterday, many refused to celebrate Columbus Day since it honors a dark moment in our history full of bloodshed and the vicious oppression of Native Americans.
 
Recently and especially after Charlottesvile, some have realized that statues honoring Confederate generals are a slap in the face to African-Americans in their quest for civil rights and some of those statues are coming down–even in red states.
 
This enlightenment, compassion for others not like us, and truthful telling of our history took centuries to arrive at. Will it also take centuries for us to denounce the mass slaughter we’ve wrought and are still wreaking upon the Middle East? Both political parties seek to continue this atrocious legacy and they have no problem grabbing half of our tax dollars to fund wars which most of us can’t even name the mission of: Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan. The war in Afghanistan, which Obama campaigned on exiting in 2013, is now the longest war in US history with no end in sight. And we wonder why we can’t afford the healthcare most industrialized countries enjoy. Or affordable college. Or aid to the hard-hit people of Flint, Michigan or Puerto Rico. But we’ve always got money for more bombs. Because bomb manufacturers routinely bribe our government.
 
The Senate just voted to increase the military budget by $80 billion per year, an amount which could make public college free if our government cared more about helping the citizens of this country as it does destroying countries which never attacked us. Only Bernie Sanders, four Democrats and three Republicans voted against this budget increase. Wait–Trump’s crazy, right? Then why are all but eight Senators voting against his budget which might bring new conflicts in North Korea or Iran? But our “news” didn’t cover that military spending increase much. We’re more concerned about the $200,000 it cost for an NFL appearance by the Vice President gone wrong and the tweets surrounding it. Not about just added $80 billion per year to fund our murderous foreign policy which is as barbaric as any of the heinous episodes in our history which some are finally admitting to. Could we possibly speed that enlightenment up a little to include denouncing ongoing atrocities as well as historical ones?

Rachel Dolezal never knew!

I honestly cannot figure out what her goal is here. It is infuriating so many that it makes me wonder.

Martina Big: The white woman who says she is now black

Martina Big was born white but now says that she is black. Is race something that people can decide to change?

Posted by This Morning on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

 

Squirrelfriend!

Food for thought…

According to a recent Zogby poll, the most popular presidential candidate among Democrats is an Independent. I would guess this is due to the fact that Sanders represents the values Democrats used to represent before centrists took over the party. And these centrists tanked the party, which under Obama lost both house of Congress, most governorships and majorities in 2/3rds of state senates. Then the White House.
 
The message the party leadership should be hearing is “At least pretend to have some progressive ideas or continue to wither.” So to all of you who screamed “But he’s not even a Democrat!” That’s the point. He’s an actual progressive, which is pretty hard to find in DC.
 
http://njtoday.net/2017/09/20/bernie-sanders-leads-2020-democratic-primary-poll/

Footage from my fave Joan Crawford movie!

‪When Joan Crawford listens to Vogue by Madonna (Video by Flagrant)

Posted by MadonnaNation.com on Sunday, October 8, 2017

Ya learn something new every day!

Education in the 70's…

Posted by Bryan Norton on Sunday, October 8, 2017

Now this is a strong bra!

Posted by Typical girls on Saturday, October 7, 2017

I just love dogs!

They’re right about GOP tax cuts.

Patriotic Millionaires Don't Want Tax Cuts

These Patriotic Millionaires want President Trump and their fellow millionaires to know there is nothing patriotic about shifting the tax burden onto the middle class.

Posted by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hee hee!

My mom wrote a book!

Shirley Bassey and this song drive me wild!

Some of those late 60s/early 70s song on which the diva “rocked out” can’t be believed. It’s like rock music with Las Vegas orchestration. Quite thrilling and Shirl even gives it a mini dance break and a touch of theater!

An oldie but a goodie!

Cute new song!

She is truly captivating!

I know the Duchess Of Alba is primarily known now as someone who went overboard with plastic surgery. But this fascinating slideshow with pics from her childhood prove that she was quite attractive for a very long time. She eventually went overboard with the lip injections and fillers, but I think it’s the curly, short perm was when it started to go downhill–and I hatedBarbra Streisand’s 20 year foray into that same coiff. All in all, she had a lovely style.And I’m pretty sure she ain’t worried about what I thin of her!

Sometimes I hate art!

English humour!

8 out of 10 cats does countdown: Parking fine

The best way to get out of a parking ticket? Take it away Joe Lycett…

Posted by Channel 4 on Thursday, September 28, 2017

Suddenly, I’m a sports buff!

But I would be running after him!

A well-deserved award for Labelle!

I stumbled across Philly’s walk of fame by accident last year and the amount of brilliant music from there blew my mind. I already loved Philly soul, but what a list: seeing the likes of Jean Carne, Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, McFadden and Whitehead, TSOP, First Choice, Loleatta Holloway, The O’Jays, The Trammps, The Salsoul Orchestra, The Jones Girls, Dee Dee Sharp andThe Three Degrees. In fact, in all of their honor this Sunday at The Monster’s Disco Sundays, Ill spotlight all this great music. And you will definitely hear some Labelle! And Bad Luck. And Was That All It Was. And Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now!

ZING!

The Golden Girls were soooo shady

The Golden Girls were soooo shady

Posted by BuzzFeed on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Puerto Ricans: Do you agree with this assessment of what set the stage for PR’s disaster?

I don’t know the full history of why Puerto Rico is in such bad shape prior to Hurricane Maria, but does Lee Camp’s assessment ring true for those who know more than I do?

Intercept: Yet Another Major Russia Falls Apart: Is Skepticism Permissable Yet?

This is not Donald Trump crying “fake news.” This is Pullitzer prize-winning investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald from the left who frequently calls out Trump. We are being regularly misled by our media about the ties between Trump and Russia. I don’t doubt that Trump has unsavory business ties in many countries, but in their desperation to link Trump to Russian the mainstream media has churned out many damning accusations, presented as major stories, which have then fallen apart.
 
I agree with DemocracyNow.org’s Amy Goodman, who recently asked (paraphrasing) Why doesn’t the mainstream media simply wait until there are concrete developments in the Trump/Russia ties? Because our media is
 
a) telling their audiences what they want to hear without even vetting their scoops, and
 
b) if Trump didn’t manipulate the election with Russian help, Democrats are forced to deal with the fact that their party cluelessly ran a candidate who could lose to a jack@ss like Trump, after cheating Bernie Sanders who could likely have beaten The Donald. If the media can go out on a limb with stories about Russian collusion which routinely fall apart, Hillary supporters get to take solace over their losing choice. It wasn’t Hillary, it was Russian interference! If Trump did collude with Russia to influence the election, then prosecute him to the fullest. But as these claims fall apart, Democrats have put all their eggs in a Russian basket while failing to autopsy their own party which caused a loss to the idiotic Trump. And a loss of both houses of Congress and 2/3rds of state governorships and star senates, which are now controlled by the GOP. Did Russia influence those elections, too? No, Democrats are a failed party which is in shambles so they’re trying to shift the blame away from themselves.
 
An excerpt from THE INTERCEPT: “Sometimes stories end up debunked. There’s nothing particularly shocking about that. If this were an isolated incident, one could chalk it up to basic human error that has no broader meaning.
 
But this is no isolated incident. Quite the contrary: this has happened over and over and over again. Inflammatory claims about Russia get mindlessly hyped by media outlets, almost always based on nothing more than evidence-free claims from government officials, only to collapse under the slightest scrutiny, because they are entirely lacking in evidence.
 
The examples of such debacles when it comes to claims about Russia are too numerous to comprehensively chronicle. I wrote about this phenomenon many times and listed many of the examples, the last time in June when 3 CNN journalists “resigned” over a completely false story linking Trump adviser Anthony Scaramucci to investigations into a Russian investment fund which the network was forced to retract:
 
Remember that time the Washington Post claimed that Russia had hacked the U.S. electricity grid, causing politicians to denounce Putin for trying to deny heat to Americans in winter, only to have to issue multiple retractions because none of that ever happened? Or the time that the Post had to publish a massive editor’s note after its reporters made claims about Russian infiltration of the internet and spreading of “Fake News” based on an anonymous group’s McCarthyite blacklist that counted sites like the Drudge Report and various left-wing outlets as Kremlin agents?
Or that time when Slate claimed that Trump had created a secret server with a Russian bank, all based on evidence that every other media outlet which looked at it were too embarrassed to get near? Or the time the Guardian was forced to retract its report by Ben Jacobs – which went viral – that casually asserted that WikiLeaks has a long relationship with the Kremlin? Or the time that Fortune retracted suggestions that RT had hacked into and taken over C-SPAN’s network? And then there’s the huge market that was created – led by leading Democrats – that blindly ingested every conspiratorial, unhinged claim about Russia churned out by an army of crazed conspiracists such as Louise Mensch and Claude “TrueFactsStated” Taylor?
 
And now we have the Russia-hacked-the-voting-systems-of-21-states to add to this trash heap. Each time the stories go viral; each time they further shape the narrative; each time those who spread them say little to nothing when it is debunked.
 
NONE OF THIS means that every Russia claim is false, nor does it disprove the accusation that Putin ordered the hacking of the DNC and John Podesta’s email inboxes (a claim for which, just by the way, still no evidence has been presented by the U.S. government). Perhaps there were some states that were targeted, even though the key claims of this story, that attracted the most attention, have now been repudiated.
 
But what it does demonstrate is that an incredibly reckless, anything-goes climate prevails when it comes to claims about Russia. Media outlets will publish literally any official assertion as Truth without the slightest regard for evidentiary standards.
 

Trump’s worst photo op ever?

Here is the fool’s idea of helping Puerto Rico.

and then there’s the remix: