The biggest trick the Government pulled was convincing people that it had the ability to legislate away constitutional rights. Congress cannot take them, the Supreme Court cannot take them, the President cannot take them. Through common reason it is evident that these rights belong to all human beings, and we have had it with their scheming, lies, and treasonous plots.
More than two decades after Prince wrote "slave" on his face to protest his contract with Warner Bros. Records, the artist has signed a new contract with the company. Under the new agreement, Warners will release previously unheard material and a digitally remastered, deluxe 30th anniversary edition of his 1984 soundtrack to Purple Rain with more projects in the works. The deal is also advantageous to Prince, as he now has ownership and control over the master recordings of his Warner Bros. catalog. “The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed,” a Warner Bros. press release said.
The artist commented, “A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros. Records and Eye are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship.”
"Everyone at Warner Bros. Records is delighted to be working with Prince once again: he is one of the world’s biggest stars and a truly unique talent" Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Cameron Strang said in a statement. "We are also very excited about the release of new and remastered music from one of his greatest masterpieces."
Over the past year, Prince has been teasing a new album by leaking new music via Twitter like "Da Bourgeoisie" and, in a rare (and funny) television appearance on Arsenio, “FunkNRoll.” In February, he played himself on an episode of The New Girl, and the next month, he issued a single of the tune he sang on the show, a duet with the TV show’s Zooey Deschanel titled “FallInLove2Nite.” He also debuted songs from an album titled Plectrumelectrum, which was recorded with his all-female backing band 3rd Eye Girl, in the wee hours of a February morning in a New York club.
"No one can play like this band," Prince told Rolling Stone in March for the Spring Music Preview. “People are going to try, but they won’t be able to.” He said that the group played the album live, “no punch-ins,” and that they recorded until they got the take they wanted.
Part of me is insanely excited about this. Really, it makes my heart leap with musical joy. Prince’s catalog has sat dormant for way too long. But I have a few reservations, all of which I hope are unfounded.
- The songs will be edited: We know Prince doesn’t curse. I fear that Prince would edit his stuff from back in the day, and it turn into a bland mess of oatmeal jams. I trust they won’t do this.
- The unreleased material won’t be what the fans want: There is an incredible amount of bootlegged stuff out there, all the way back to 1978 or before. If Prince & WB really look at what the fans love, and decide to fill up the other 40 minutes on a CD, fans could be in for a wonderful set of outtakes, in full mastered form. Prince can truly clean up his bootleg market a lot.
Prince - please do us fans right on this. Don’t edit anything, and include the bootleg stuff we have traded and loved for years. We’re talking “Wednesday”, “Father’s Song”, “Electric Intercourse”, Vanity 6’s version of “Sex Shooter”, ”Cosmic Day”, “Purple Music”, “Junk Music”, “Little Girl Wendy’s Parade”, “All My Dreams”, “Old Friends 4 Sale”, “Others Here With Us”, “Wet Dream’s Cousin”, “Wally” (yes that one!), “Billy’s Sunglasses”, “Lisa”, “Donna”, the original “Tick Tick Bang” (and all of the Rebel recordings in original form)…. the list goes on.
If you do the fans right, Prince, we will buy it. We are willing to give you our money to own pristine versions of the older catalog of songs. Be generous, because you know your fans can be, too, with their wallets. We work hard for our money, and you work hard too make yours. Let’s meet in the middle, and create some momentum that can amaze even us hardcore fans.
“Dis is uh bid’ness. You ain’t too far gone to see dat yet." HA!
Throw a shoe and miss Hillary Clinton and face 2 years in federal prison.
Murder innocent children with drone strikes and receive a Nobel Prize.
Sell Bitcoin and face 20 years in prison.
Lose $6 Billion of taxpayer money and front run for US Presidency
Release information found on unsecured public webpage and spend 41 months in prison after being convicted in a state where no crime was committed.
Illegally monitor every American’s phone and computer using taxpayer money and exploits then receive $52.6 Billion in funding with no criminal charges.
Are you getting it yet?
You Got Trouble in Elmore City: That's Spelled with a 't,' Which Rhymes with 'd' and That Stands for Dancing : People.com
Few people knew that Footloose was based on a real story in a real Oklahoma town, called Elmore City. I did, though. Made me just turn my stereo up even more.
The fat Black Angus cattle watch suspiciously behind barbed-wire fences whenever an outsider’s car roars down the blacktop road into Elmore City, Okla. (pop. 653). It is a proud, God-fearing town: “If the South is the Bible Belt of the nation,” says one local minister, “we’re the buckle.” Elmore City has no taverns, no movie house, and one small liquor store. Folks tend to their cattle, keep a few pigs for those times when beef prices drop too low and raise a little alfalfa on the rolling red earth. It’s the kind of town where neighbors lend a hand at calving time or when the storm shelter gets run-down. For a little innocent excitement after chores, teenagers sneak out to the Slab, an abandoned oil rig, to swig a few beers, or drive 25 miles to Lindsay to “get a little dizzy” at the bowling alley.
The town traces its roots back to James Oliver Elmore, who set up a livery stable and wagon repair shop on what was, in 1861, Indian territory. Since that time its townspeople have found the simple life satisfying and sufficient. Then Saturday Night Fever came to Elmore City.
Among the modern vices that never took hold in Elmore City was public dancing. In fact, it has been forbidden by law since the town was founded. Although the local schools could technically get around the law by sponsoring private, invitation-only dances, school authorities have always had a strict policy against them. Last January the juniors and seniors at Elmore City High School asked that the rules be changed, or at least bent. The reason: They wanted to have a prom. As junior class president Rex Kennedy, 17, respectfully put it to the school board: “We would like to have a few nice memories.” What followed this modest proposal was a civic battle that gave Elmore City the most excitement it’s had since the last big twister.
Sides were chosen immediately. “No good has ever come from a dance,” thundered the Rev. F.R. Johnson of the United Pentecostal Church in nearby Hennepin—the father of two teenage daughters. “If you have a dance somebody will crash it and they’ll be looking for only two things—women and booze. When boys and girls hold each other, they get sexually aroused. You can believe what you want, but one thing leads to another.” The Rev. Johnson insisted he spoke for many of the churchmen in the area and many of their parishioners. At a town meeting to consider the question in February, a local citizen predicted that after the dance there would be a surge in pregnancies at the school “because when boys and girls breathe in each other’s ears, that’s the next step.”
School Superintendent Dale Kirby carefully steered a middle course, refusing to come out for the prom or against it. He did say there would always be a few youngsters who might get out of line, and added pointedly, “There are only two things that can control them—Momma and Daddy.” Some parents allowed that it might be better for their kids to be dancing under supervision at a prom than out Lord-knows-where on their own. That reasonable thought finally carried the day. The school board approved the students’ request—for this year, at least—by a narrow 3-to-2 vote. “I think most people wanted the prom,” said Kirby after the vote, “but some are still very, very much against it. As far as dancing is concerned, I don’t see anything wrong with me dancing with my wife. But I don’t want you dancing with my wife.”
The happy students raised $2,000 with bake sales and athletic benefits—and Lester Elmore, the 86-year-old grandson of the town’s founder and now a resident of Alamogordo, N.Mex., came home for the day. “Dancing can be made wicked like anything else,” said Elmore, who was too tuckered out by the parade given in his honor to attend the prom. “But I’ve been dancing ever since I can remember and there’s nothing wrong with a good sociable dance. Of course, I don’t jitterbug much anymore. I’m down to waltz time now.”
Lacking practice, many of the kids preferred the slower steps, too, but they decorated the school cafeteria so lavishly that even John Travolta would have felt at home. The theme of the prom was Stairway to Heaven, the Led Zeppelin standard that was also the opening dance. The room was decorated with blue paper sprinkled with silver stars, an aluminum-foil moon and a spiral “staircase to heaven” made of sequined cardboard. Arriving in their Sunday best at 7 p.m., the kids sat down to chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, fried okra and strawberry shortcake, then changed into jeans for the evening’s serious business—showing off the fancy steps many had been rehearsing in front of mirrors for weeks.
Maybe it should have been months. “Shoot,” groaned one porky lad, watching with his buddies from the sidelines, “I sure wish they’d play more slow songs. I can’t do that fast stuff yet.” Another novice caught her breath by an open window. “I got me a side ache,” she confessed, falling into a chair. “I’m not used to this.”
Girls found it easier going than the boys. “He don’t dance,” complained one blonde, nodding with disgust at a lanky youth in denim. “He kicks and steps on you. He’d probably bite, too, if you didn’t watch him.” Not all the males had two left feet. Cool and collected Mike Niblett, 17, was first out on the dance floor with his date, Catherine English, 18, and later won the limbo contest. His secret? “A lot of us have gone to dances before,” Mike explained, “but we’ve always had to drive far away to do it.”
When the prom was over, all the dire worries had proved groundless. “It went exactly like I thought it would,” said Superintendent Kirby. “They’re a fine bunch of youngsters.” Asked if next year’s class would also get their prom, Kirby would say only “We’ll see.” But the school board will have problems keeping ‘em down in Elmore City now that they’ve heard the beat. Class president Rex Kennedy said with a grin: “We thought about asking for permission to dance at the next Future Farmers of America meeting, but I guess that’s pushing our luck.”
What the fuck is wrong with people?!?!
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Photos from the 21st Century Wire.
BLM during the stand-off near I-19(?).
This photo caught my eye of a group of BLM gentlemen standing around the hood of their vehicle. What caught my eye, specifically, was that the gentleman at the top center is rolling a SureFire 60-round magazine in his AR carbine variant. I do believe this is the first time I’ve seen a government agency running the magazine.
With Harry Reid’s statement to KRNV-TV on Monday — “Well, it’s not over … We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So, it’s not over.” — is an indicator that the government is not standing down and there will be repercussions. Unfortunately, neither will the other side. This could potentially lead to a shoot-out between armed BLM forces and the American supporters of Cliven Bundy.
You guys realize they’re going to murder the people on the ranch, right?
They’re going to shut off electricity, water, etc, then set it on fire (claiming the people at the ranch did it), raid it (without provocation), kill everyone (claiming they were threatening), and blame them as being “extremists”. It happened a year or two. It happened in Waco. It happened at Ruby Ridge. Nothing is going to be captured on video, other than by the media which is already being paid by the Obama administration (as evidenced by the whistleblowers at CNN, etc who’ve quit because of fake stories knowingly being fed to them by the Obama administration). The lies have already started. The only truth is that the government is bullying someone - again. But then again, the day does in a Y.
Wherever someone isn’t sucking Uncle Sam’s dick, they get murdered by whatever talking head the people have elected POTUS. This time it’ll be under Murderer-in-Chief barry obama’s watch.
By the way, let’s not ignore the hypocrisy by Harry Reid, claiming someone broke the law & must face justice. Let’s start in his closet, then go through all of Congress & see who’s broken what laws. Harry Reid, you want justice? Lead by example. (Psst - he won’t.)