July 20, 2017

Sunday Open Thread with Mali Music

Good Morning POU!

Kortney Jamaal Pollard (born January 12, 1988), who performs under the stage name Mali Music, is an American recording artist, singer-songwriter and producer. His two independently released albums, The Coming (2008) and The 2econd Coming (2009), earned him much critical and underground acclaim. In 2011, he was the first inspirational artist to be a part of BET‘s acclaimed “Music Matters” series. Signed to RCA Records in 2013, Mali released the single “Beautiful” in anticipation of his first major album release Mali Is…, which was released on June 17, 2014 and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Beautiful

Born on January 12, 1988 in Phoenix, Arizona, the mercurial Savannah, Georgia-based musician builds richly detailed, emotionally present neo-soul/hip-hop confections in the vein of Lauryn Hill, D’Angelo and Bilal, on a foundation of conventional gospel music. A multi-instrumentalist since the age of five, he counts Sam Cooke and Otis Redding as influences of his music.

Contradiction featuring Jhené Aiko

Heavy Love

  • crazycanuck1503

    Morning rikyrah

  • Miranda

    I truly believe they don’t have the votes and this is just a ploy. It’s surgery for something else that could have waited but they came up with the blood clot excuse.

    • Lisa M

      That’s what I was thinking. It’s awfully convenient that his surgery happens now.

    • nellcote

      still, it’s a chance to remind people that congress is exempt from any changes to Obamacare.

  • Miranda

    (CNN) Two close confidants of Pope Francis have written an article in a Jesuit journal that strongly criticizes some American religious supporters of President Donald Trump for their fundamentalist views, which the authors say demonize others and create fear and hatred.

    The article, in the Vatican-reviewed journal La Civiltà Cattolica, says some American evangelicals and Catholics have become a “community of combatants” who seek to impose a “xenophobic and Islamophobic vision that wants walls and purifying deportations.”
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/886354198631264256

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      So it’s basically where it’s been since before the election.

      • BoomerGal

        I don’t believe that Alma for one minute. His ratings have GOT to be in the teens!!

        • Alma98

          hahahaha

        • rikyrah

          I believe it was at the crazification factor of 27% awhile ago

  • Mornin’!

    • rikyrah

      Afternoon Sepia

  • Miranda

    ICYMI…..Disgusting GOP is destroying everything and continuously dumbing down their base.

    White House aides dismiss CBO healthcare score before it’s released: “Little more than fake news” http://hill.cm/q7I8uHj

    • rikyrah

      Sure

  • Miranda

    Happy Sunday Morning!

    • rikyrah

      Afternoon Miranda

  • Alma98
    • BoomerGal

      Morning, Alma

      • Alma98

        Morning BG

    • GreenLadyHere

      – -☺https://media.giphy.com/media/brsEO1JayBVja/giphy.gif
      Good Sunday MornTin’ alma annnd “Mr. SUN”♥- — -Aaaahhh – -Refreshin’ :>)– –– –

      – – –☺https://www.cedarchestsanibel.com/images/D/Sun-Palm-Pendant-K3-C717RW.jpg

      —How R U/weather?- – -B BLESSED♥U♥/Mom♥/Family♥/DAUGHTER♥ :>)

      YES.- – -U called it.- -:>)- – “Choker cilic”- – -LOL- – -Gotta get the “Highlights” until I get roku. :>)

    • jds09

      You and Shy Lurker should start a podcast talking about tennis. Seriously, it could work.

      • Alma98

        LOL Morning jds

        I don’t know we’d probably get off topic every 5 minutes hahahaha.

        • jds09

          That would make it all the better. The technology is there. You guys don’t even need to be in the same room.

          When you make it to the big time don’t forget to send me a little somethin’.

          • Alma98

            LOL

          • crazycanuck1503

            I want in on this. Ill school them regarding fed

          • Alma98

            hahahahaha!!!

          • The Shy Lurker

            You’d probably be right.

        • BoomerGal

          Alma, what was the big deal in the men’s doubles wearing black underwear? I wear black undies under white all the time and it doesn’t show!

          • Alma98

            LOL!

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

  • BoomerGal

    Good Sunday Morning, POU!

    • The Shy Lurker

      Good morning BG!

      • BoomerGal

        Good morning, Shy!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Sunday Morntin’ BoomerGal. :>)- -**BIG HUG** :>)

      How R U/weather?- – -:>) — -Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

      • BoomerGal

        Good Sunday Morning, GLH! **BIG HUG** A little cooler today with some rain clouds hovering. Be blessed and have a good one!

    • rikyrah

      Afternoon BoomerG

  • jziglar

    Right. This is karma. The last thing the turtle wanted to see happen is another delay in a vote to proceed with the bill. Now the CBO score will come out with it’s first analysis and then a second with the Cruz amendment. It’s going to be bad, and the headlines around the country in newspapers and on TV are going to show the results.

  • GreenLadyHere

    – —Good Sunday Morntin’ miranda♥/POU FAM♥- -:>) **BIG HUG** :>) “Kortney Jamaal Pollard”– Mali Music- — Is Simply “BEAUTIFUL”– :>) Thank U miranda♥:>) — :>)

    – – –☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHe9dV2ykuc
    — -[Inspirational♥]

    – – –ENJOY♥- – -http://kitchenettejen.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/1-6.jpg

    — -B BLESSED♥- – –SAFE♥- -PRAYERFUL♥- – -RESISTANT♥ :>)

    • The Shy Lurker

      Good morning GLH!

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin’- -The Shy Lurker♥- – :>) **BIG HUG** :>)

        Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

    • rikyrah

      Afternoon GLH

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥— –A good MornTin’ 2 “KARMA”- – :>)

    – –HAH!- — “WHYCOME” – – -THIS- – – -Sounds –Like- – -“K- -2Da- –ARMA”?? – – -:>)

    – – – – ☺Kyle Griffin

    FLAG: McConnell delays vote on Senate health bill again, as McCain absence leaves GOP short of the votes needed http://wapo.st/2tsznX7

    — —Pssst- – – -WAYTA- – -Gooo—-Thank U♥- – KARMA♥— –

    – – – –PRAYERS 4 — -“McAncient”- –:>)

  • The Shy Lurker

    Good morning rikyrah!

  • Alma98

    Morning TSL, me too. I got up and checked the score then lmao lol.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥— RESISTANTS♥- – –Wake Up- –ALL In The – – — WORD :>)

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/886605535902040065

    – —CALL- – -‘Em- — -OUT!! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥— Yes.– –RESISTANT♥- — Ms. JOY Ann♥- –Brangs The RESISTANTS♥- -KURT- E.♥- – -Who –Brang It- — – – -:>)

    – -☺https://twitter.com/amjoyshow/status/886605937334550528

    • rikyrah

      No lie

  • Alma98

    LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –RESISTANT♥- –Rep. TED LIEU♥- – –WORD– –:>)

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/amjoyshow/status/886591168280236033

  • GreenLadyHere

    alma – – -Thank U 4 your KINDness annnd BLESSINGS♥ — -:>) – – “Mr. SUN”- – -is Lovingly Greetin’ the Day here. :>)— –*HUGS* :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥– -Yes.- —RESISTANTS♥- — R – — Speakin’- – -LOUDly- – -Annnd CLEARly– – –– –:>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/886599697166725121

    – —Annnnd “BIGly” — – HAH!- —

    – – -COMMENTS: – —And “Americans” means BOTH Republicans & Democrats[MJ]– —

    – — And when was it that our elected officials stopped caring about what “we” want. Now it’s what the Koch Bros want.[PS]– –

    – –☺https://twitter.com/reesetheone1/status/886600297405186048

    – —AMEN♥- – – -annnd- – -AMEN♥ :>)

    • Alma98

      We should start calling it republicancare lol.

      • GreenLadyHere

        alm- – -*Co-Sign*- — LOL- –CREDIT- -Where- -DUE!!- -especially- – NEGATIVE- –HAH! :>)

    • rikyrah

      Deathcare

  • BoomerGal

    And his base is going to freak out.

    Tom Price admits that the new Trumpcare is only repeal, no replace

    Source: Think Progress

    During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised, over and over again, that he would replace Obamacare with “something terrific,” that would “take care of everybody” and be “a lot less expensive” for consumers and the government.

    But despite claims by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that his latest version of Trumpcare would provide “stability” while “improving affordability,” Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price made a major admission about the bill Sunday: that the legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare would simply permit insurers return to the ways they used to operate.

    On ABC’s This Week, the longtime Obamacare critic was pressed by Jon Karl about a provision in the bill pushed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), which would allow insurance companies to offer sub-standard plans. Karl noted that not only do more than 10 medical groups and 32 cancer organizations oppose the Trumpcare bill, “a rare joint statement by the biggest insurance companies in the country called the Cruz amendment ‘unworkable in any form’ ‘it would lead to, ‘widespread terminations of coverage.”

    Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/tom-price-admits-trumpcare-returns-to-bad-old-days-24aaf7b13609

  • jds09

    Good morning POU Fam!

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, jds!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Sunday MornTin’– -jds09. –:>) *BIG- – -Cali- –HUG* :>)

      Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

    • rikyrah

      Afternoon jds

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – -HAH!- —RESISTANT♥- — Brangin’ the FACTS — :>)

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/morten/status/886593050746773506

    —HAH!–BADly 4 “IT”!!- – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- — CONGRATULATIONS♥ – – – -R – –In – –ORDER♥- — A FIRST♥ :>)

    – –☺https://twitter.com/sonsandbros/status/886344901507633152

    — – -☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PkGLFA3J-Y

    – –BLESSINGS♥- – -With- –PROFOUND – –PRIDE♥- –Continued – -Best Wishes♥ :>)

    • BoomerGal

      And still we rise!! ✊

      • GreenLadyHere

        BoomerGal– -:>) AMEN♥- – –annnd- –AMEN♥– -Woo! Hoo! :>)

  • 7thangel
    • Miranda

      He has written some pretty stupid things in his time, but this may just be peak stupid.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥— A -RESISTANT♥- –From AUSTRALIA- – – CALLIN’ “IT” OUT — – Again. . . :>)

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/thehill/status/886609652259196930

    — – —☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDZvFMZ1JTw

    – – — WAYTA- –Gooo. . .- -He’s an– IGNANT- – -PIG!- – ]With apologies 2 pigs :>)]

    • Alma98

      LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL– -alm- -I KNOW-HUH? :>)

        Wonder What “first heaux-tus” was thinkin’. . .
        SHE KNOWS!- — Hmmm. .

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥—From a RESISTANT♥- — COMMENT:- —She’s an American first. Much respect for that woman.<– – –

    – – — ☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/886608161012101120

    –Thank u♥- – -4 your SUPPORT- –of—“WEDA- -PEOPLE”!!- – -STAND STRONG– -WATCHIN’ your– VOTE!- –

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- —A- -BLACK♥- — HISTORICAL- –MOMENT♥- – — A –FIRST♥- — YUMMY♥< :>)

    – –☺https://twitter.com/NMAAHC/status/886586458521214977

    —— –☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFzYNz1qhVY

    COMMENDATIONS♥- — With – – -PROFOUND —PRIDE♥– -On Your- –“Special Invention”- – annnd Your ROLE♥ —“INDA_ – STRUGGLE♥”- – -BLESSINGS♥- –With GRATITUDE♥/LOVE♥– –:>)

  • Alma98
  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥– -UH!- — OH!—-RESISTANT♥- –Brangin’ Anotha- -“Break-up”- — Inda Makin’ :>)

    — -☻https://twitter.com/jimsciutto/status/886625472104325122

    — COMMENTS:- – –So much for Trump’s other great accomplishment with Putin.– —

    – – – –Netanyahu Sees That Jared Kushner Can’t Be Separated from TRUMP CRIME
    FAMILY And So Jared Kushner Is Cast Aside As Useless To Netanyahu
    — –

    – – — – –But Trump said he and Putin were putting the Russian interference in election behind them to help establish this ceasefire. Another failure— -[HAH!]–

    – —Gotta “bounce”.- – – -C U♥- — soon♥- — BLESSINGS♥ :>)

  • 7thangel
    • BoomerGal

      How is that a “gotcha” when we had no other choice?

      • rikyrah

        We are pragmatic. We saw the alternative. We don’t believe in ponies and unicorns.

        • BoomerGal

          Oh, they’re talking about the ‘primaries?’

        • Alma98

          Exactly! They can gtfooh!

        • nathkatun7

          Truth!

      • jziglar

        Exactly! People supported Clinton because we knew that she was way better and way more qualified than the alternative. I was never a big fan of Hillary but I supported her over Trump.

  • rikyrah

    Afternoon TSL

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
  • nellcote

    Sahil Kapur‏Verified account @sahilkapur

    Ouch. Susan Collins on ABC cites Indiana as a “good model” for Medicaid.

    What she doesn’t say is Mike Pence expanded it under Obamacare.

    • BoomerGal

      Heaven forbid/snark

  • 7thangel
  • nellcote
    • Miranda

      If they want to work for a slug, they should expect to be treated like slugs.

  • 7thangel
  • nellcote

    The Hill‏Verified account @thehill

    White House to launch three week-long “Made in America” messaging campaign http://hill.cm/mMKF8kZ

    • Alma98

      Whatever

      • nellcote

        an opportunity to spotlight Ivanka’s dealings.

      • Miranda

        Shit has got to be a joke.

    • The Shy Lurker

      So more Klan rallies then.

  • 7thangel

    so dr, who is finally reincarnating into a woman.

    ***dudebro heads exploding***

    • Miranda

      HUH??

    • trose1

      I may know

    • The Shy Lurker

      Typical.

  • nellcote
  • 7thangel
    • Miranda

      too bad so sad!

    • isonprize

      Oooop! Oh well ….Shrug….

  • lamh

    Happy Sunday POU.

    ‪Sitting here watching another Roger Moore Bond feature #ForYourEyesOnly‬

    Totally forgot Sheena Easton sang the title track

  • 7thangel

    ready for game of thrones.

    let’s see what they do this season

  • BoomerGal

    Going to be a tough battle.

    Democrat John Norris launches bid for Iowa governor

    Source: Omaha World Herald

    By Mike Brownlee

    John Norris, a Montgomery County native who worked in the administrations of Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack and President Barack Obama, has entered the Democratic gubernatorial primary.

    “I just got fed up with this governor and the Republican Legislature doing everything for special interests and not the people of Iowa,” Norris said of his decision to run.

    Norris, 58, listed health care, water quality and education among the key issues facing the state. He called the 2017 Iowa legislative session “destructive to our future.”

    “We don’t address serious concerns about access to health care in Iowa. We’re not answering the call for improvements to water in the state,” he said. “Those are examples of where I think they’ve taken the side of special interests.”Read more: http://www.omaha.com/news/iowa/democrat-john-norris-launches-bid-for-iowa-governor/article_06865d4d-8923-5b2e-a2cd-62baf013d034.html

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
    • BoomerGal

      YAY!!! You go girl from the “D!”

  • Pragmatic Obots

    Trump Twitter Priorities
    July 16, 2017 at 11:26 am EDT

    Playbook: “Since Friday night, the president of the United States has tweeted five times about the U.S. Women’s Open at a golf club that bears his name.”

    “Things the president has not tweeted about in the last few days: Wishing John McCain well after he announced he’d have surgery for a blood clot in his eye. Urging senators to raise the debt ceiling or pass the health care bill. Urging House Republicans to pass the air-traffic control overhaul bill, which is in big trouble.”
    http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/playbook/2017/07/16/mccain-out-due-to-eye-surgery-mcconnell-delays-health-care-vote-the-presidents-week-ahead-dawsey-download-sekulow-makes-sunday-rounds-rncs-talking-points-on-don-jr-weekend-reads-221345

  • Miranda

    Trump Twitter Priorities
    July 16, 2017 at 11:26 am EDT

    Playbook: “Since Friday night, the president of the United States has tweeted five times about the U.S. Women’s Open at a golf club that bears his name.”

    “Things the president has not tweeted about in the last few days: Wishing John McCain well after he announced he’d have surgery for a blood clot in his eye. Urging senators to raise the debt ceiling or pass the health care bill. Urging House Republicans to pass the air-traffic control overhaul bill, which is in big trouble.”
    http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/playbook/2017/07/16/mccain-out-due-to-eye-surgery-mcconnell-delays-health-care-vote-the-presidents-week-ahead-dawsey-download-sekulow-makes-sunday-rounds-rncs-talking-points-on-don-jr-weekend-reads-221345

  • Miranda
  • Miranda

    Everyday something worse than the day before. Thought he was just a lobbyist? Nope….
    ———————-
    MOSCOW — Rinat Akhmetshin, the Russian-American lobbyist who met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower in June 2016, had one consistent message for the journalists who met him over the years at the luxury hotels where he stayed in Moscow, London and Paris, or at his home on a leafy street in Washington: Never use email to convey information that needed to be kept secret.

    While not, he insisted, an expert in the technical aspects of hacking nor, a spy, Mr. Akhmetshin talked openly about how he had worked with a counterintelligence unit while serving with the Red Army after its 1979 invasion of Afghanistan and how easy it was to find tech-savvy professionals ready and able to plunder just about any email account.
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/886589129370341377

    • The Shy Lurker

      Surprise, surprise!

  • MonieTalks
  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up