Gloria Estefan nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame 2017

‘Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan is the only Latina nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame 2017.’ … KUDOS!!

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Latin Times reports that Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan is the only Latina nominated for the Songwriters Hall of Fame 2017.

[. . .] According to NBC News, the Cuban-American singer and songwriter is one of the few nominees for the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame. Songwriters gain eligibility after writing hit songs for at least 20 years.

This is a huge accomplishment for Estefan who has influenced many Latino artists today.  Known for her lead singing role in the band Miami Sound Machine during the late 1970s, she has built an impressive career over the years.

Estefan is a seven-time Grammy Award winner that has topped the Billboard charts countless times. She also made history with the album Mi terra becoming the first album recognized as number one on Billboard Top Latin Albums chart.

Her most recent endeavor is the Broadway musical On Your Feet based on the life…

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Gloria Estefan left Cuba as a young child, but the island defines her, and her music

My forever, ever all time favorite … GLORIA!!

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A report by Karen Heller for the New York Times.

Her father was working on a farm in Cuba somewhere. That was the story that Big Gloria, a towering 4-foot-11 — she fibbed about that, too — told her daughter.

Glorita knew better. Her father, a cop who had served in Cuban first lady Marta Batista’s motorcade and later joined a CIA-backed brigade of island exiles, was in prison, captured by Cuban forces after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion.

“My mother was trying to protect me,” says singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan, 60, a member of this year’s class of Kennedy Center Honorsrecipients. We’re talking at her sumptuous Miami island estate, swelling with Picassos and Boteros and a kennel’s worth of rescue dogs, the Intercoastal Waterway lapping at its edge. “But I knew what was going on.”

Her family, like many Cubans, believed that their sojourn in Miami would…

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Ashley Judd …. “✊🏽 Incredibly Fiery Speech at the Women’s March, Washington, DC ✊🏽 …. “!!


~~December 7, 2017~~ 




The current climate in the nation isn’t healthy. Ugly spots and sores are coming out. Women are telling their stories of abuse, powerlessness, harassment, assault at the hands of men who have a position of power in their lives, careers and government. It’s all coming out and the results aren’t pretty.

I’m including the full scrip to make sure you don’t miss one word.

It’s perfect for this moment in time.



“My name is Ashley Judd and I am a feminist.

And I want to say hello to Independence Avenue in the back, all the way down to 17th Street, and I bring you words from Nina Donovan, a 19-year-old in Middle, Tennessee.

She has given me the privilege of telling you what she has to say:

“I am a nasty woman. I’m as nasty as a man who looks like he bathes in Cheetos dust. A man whose words are a distract to America. Electoral college-sanctioned, hate-speech contaminating this national anthem. I’m not as nasty as Confederate flags being tattooed across my city. Maybe the South actually is going to rise again. Maybe for some it never really fell. Blacks are still in shackles and graves, just for being black. Slavery has been reinterpreted as the prison system in front of people who see melanin as animal skin. I am not as nasty as a swastika painted on a pride flag, and I didn’t know devils could be resurrected but I feel Hitler in these streets. A mustache traded for a toupee. Nazis renamed the Cabinet Electoral Conversion Therapy, the new gas chambers shaming the gay out of America, turning rainbows into suicide. I am not as nasty as racism, fraud, conflict of interest, homophobia, sexual assault, transphobia, white supremacy, misogyny, ignorance, white privilege … your daughter being your favorite sex symbol, like your wet dreams infused with your own genes.

Yeah, I’m a nasty woman – a loud, vulgar, proud woman.


“I am not nasty like the combo of Trump and Pence being served up to me in my voting booths. I’m nasty like the battles my grandmothers fought to get me into that voting booth. I’m nasty like the fight for wage equality. Scarlett Johansson, why were the female actors paid less than half of what the male actors earned last year. See, even when we do go into higher paying jobs our wages are still cut with blades sharpened by testosterone. Why is the work of a black woman and a Hispanic woman worth only 63 and 54 cents of a white man’s privileged daughter? This is not a feminist myth.

This is inequality. So we are not here to be debunked. We are here to be respected. We are here to be nasty.

“I am nasty like my bloodstains on my bed sheets. We don’t actually choose if and when to have our periods. Believe me if we could some of us would. We do not like throwing away our favorite pairs of underpants. Tell me, why are pads and tampons still taxed when Viagra and Rogaine are not? Is your erection really more than protecting the sacred messy part of my womanhood? Is the bloodstain on my jeans more embarrassing than the thinning of your hair?


“I know it is hard to look at your own entitlement and privilege. You may be afraid of the truth. I am unafraid to be honest. It may sound petty bringing up a few extra cents. It adds up to the pile of change I have yet to see in my country. I can’t see. My eyes are too busy praying to my feet hoping you don’t mistake eye contact for wanting physical contact. Half my life I have been zipping up my smile hoping you don’t think I want to unzip your jeans.

I am unafraid to be nasty because I am nasty like Susan, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Amelia, Rosa, Gloria, Condoleezza, Sonia, Malala, Michelle, Hillary!

“And our pussies ain’t for grabbing.

There for reminding you that our walls are stronger than America’s ever will be. Our pussies are for our pleasure. They are for birthing new generations of filthy, vulgar, nasty, proud, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, you name it, for new generations of nasty women. So if you a nasty woman, or you love one who is, let me hear you say, hell yeah.”




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How To Start Your Own Intel Agency

‘The Trump administration is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials and others familiar with the proposals. The sources say the plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering “deep state” enemies in the intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency.’

In Saner Thought

What should a president do….one like Fearless Fosdick……when he does not like the info that is given to him by his intel agencies?

Well if you are a moron and we have such a creature at the helm of government then you start your own intel agency….a private one that reports to the president only and skews the info to his world view…..

About now a well read visitor is asking what he Hell I am talking about…..szo let me enlighten the masses……

The Trump administration is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several current and former U.S. intelligence officials and others familiar…

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Fools Rush In …

‘Trump acted with impunity, but without knowledge, and there will likely be a price to be paid by the U.S., our allies, and the Middle Eastern nations. Fools rush in where wise men fear to tread.’
Who the hell does he think he is? I’m so OVER this FIDIOT … he just stirred a huge hornet’s nest. IMHO … another way of distraction from Russia probe, However. this one will surely have worldwide repercussions! Beyond sad …

Filosofa's Word

Did you hear the news?  United Kingdom Prime Minister, Theresa May just declared that her government will recognize Sioux City, Iowa to be the new capital of the United States!  She has ordered the relocation of the UK’s embassy by the end of December, and the embassy staff are busily preparing for the move.  When asked the reason behind her announcement, Ms. May said that Donald Trump wished it, and as the nation’s leader, he should be able to place the capital wherever he wishes, and that besides, Iowa is considered the heartland of the U.S., and the home to the first party contest, the Iowa Caucuses, in election years.

Okay, that is a ridiculous notion, isn’t it?  And no, it is not true.  Ms. May has far more urgent worries this week than where the U.S. capital should be located.  But apparently, Donald Trump has no other concerns on…

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