Steven D. Bates

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”

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The aim of controversial new ‘voter ID laws’ in Republican states is to suppress the Democrat vote under the guise of addressing a non-problem of ‘voter-fraud’. Florida Republican politician Don Yelton said .. "If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks so be it ..  the law is going to kick the Democrats in the butt.”  Mike Turzai,  a leading Republican politician in Pennsylvania, said in 2012 .. “Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done”

 

The aim of controversial new ‘voter ID laws’ in Republican states is to suppress the Democrat vote under the guise of addressing a non-problem of ‘voter-fraud’. Florida Republican politician Don Yelton said .. "If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks so be it ..  the law is going to kick the Democrats in the butt.”  Mike Turzai,  a leading Republican politician in Pennsylvania, said in 2012 .. “Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done”

(Source: editorialcartoonists.com)

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REST IN POWER…
March 4, 1944 - June 27, 2014
The legendary singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died after a lengthy series of illnesses at the age of 70.  There had been false rumors of his death for a week on the internet but it appears that Mr. Womack died this morning.
Womack became principally a writer and guitarist for an A-list of 60s Soul and Rock stars, including Wilson Pickett, the Rolling Stones, Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin and others. Interestingly, while he had established himself as a top notch songwriter, it took a 1968 cover of the pop standard “Fly Me to the Moon” to jump start his solo career, hitting the Soul Top 20. Over the next 4 years, he alternated original compositions (“What Is This,” “More Than I Can Stand”) and pop covers (“I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” “Sweet Caroline”) to stay a middling Soul charter. However, from 1972-76, a series of his own excellent compositions propelled him to the top of the Soul charts. Songs like “That’s the Way I Feel About Cha,” “Woman’s Gotta Have It,” “Harry Hippie,” “Check It Out” and “Daylight” provided a Southern soulfulness that more resembled the gritty Memphis and Alabama sounds of Aretha and Sam and Dave than the silky sounds emanating from Detroit and Philadelphia.

REST IN POWER…

March 4, 1944 - June 27, 2014

The legendary singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died after a lengthy series of illnesses at the age of 70.  There had been false rumors of his death for a week on the internet but it appears that Mr. Womack died this morning.

Womack became principally a writer and guitarist for an A-list of 60s Soul and Rock stars, including Wilson Pickett, the Rolling Stones, Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin and others. Interestingly, while he had established himself as a top notch songwriter, it took a 1968 cover of the pop standard “Fly Me to the Moon” to jump start his solo career, hitting the Soul Top 20. Over the next 4 years, he alternated original compositions (“What Is This,” “More Than I Can Stand”) and pop covers (“I Left My Heart In San Francisco,” “Sweet Caroline”) to stay a middling Soul charter. However, from 1972-76, a series of his own excellent compositions propelled him to the top of the Soul charts. Songs like “That’s the Way I Feel About Cha,” “Woman’s Gotta Have It,” “Harry Hippie,” “Check It Out” and “Daylight” provided a Southern soulfulness that more resembled the gritty Memphis and Alabama sounds of Aretha and Sam and Dave than the silky sounds emanating from Detroit and Philadelphia.

(Source: somethingbeginningwithc)

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