Open Thread | Donald Trump Indicted ON FEDERAL CHARGES!


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Open Thread | Why The Bernie Faction Lost

Just an FYI
Who wins in the Democratic Party is not a matter of chance. It’s a deliberate process.

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Economist Bill Spriggs Has Passed Away

RIP, Sir🙏🏾

Thank you for bringing humanity to the field of Economics.

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Open Thread | Connect The Dots…They are all RELATED

Fabulous poster over at BJ made this point a couple of months ago, and it never left me.

See how she sees it:


MAY 31, 2023 AT 3:21 PM

I know that I go on and on about how there is a large-scale push to drive women out of public life and back into the home, and other commenters are fantastic about pointing out that trans and LGB people are at terrible risk right now, and we all see the the use of force against Black and undocumented people. I just want to point out that all of this is part of a grander strategy, it is one narrative arc. It is an attempt to restore straight white men, ostensibly practicing Christians but who knows what’s in anyone’s heart, to a position of social and familial control and high status, to make society’s tastemakers and influencers reflect back their needs and desires.

Absolutely, positively nailed it.
It’s all connected, and I want people to see how it’s all connected.

The ban on abortion. Taking away the body autonomy of women.
The going after of birth control. Trying to take away the body autonomy and sexual freedom of women.

The going after of Affirmative Action. The trojan horse is that there are too many undeserving Black and Brown people getting into these institutions of higher learning. The real deal has always been who has benefitted most from Affirmative Action – WHITE WOMEN. They have benefitted most from Affirmative Action. THEY are the ones filling those spots in Medical School and Law School.

There is a post from Stanford Medicine about their latest group of chosen Surgical Interns.

Here it is.

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Open Thread | It Was NEVER About the Trans Community

Some have expressed how ‘fast’ it seems that the right-wing had turned on ‘ the gays’.

I completely disagree. They had never turned AWAY from ‘ the gays’.

Their hatred of them has always been there. See the ridiculous attack on Target for selling ‘Pride’ clothes. Clothes that nobody is forcing them to buy. It’s being put out in the market because there IS a market for it. But, they are attacking the Pride section in Target..nobody is forcing them to buy the clothes.

And, they have been enraged that the rest of the country has passed them by with acceptance of our LGBTQIA+ brothers and sisters.

They have been simmering about it all along, and despise gay marriage. And that children like my Peanut understand all about proper pronouns and the RESPECT that should be given with regards to them. This is her life at 15. And, she’s not about to listen to some right-winger trying to tell her that the LGBTQIA+ community isn’t deserving of respect.

I look at Secretary Pete and Chasten and their two crumb snatchers and they make me smile. I see a cute family. The right is enraged that Secretary Pete can live his best life, and be a respected Cabinet member. That we aren’t trying to ostracize him.

The trans attacks were ALWAYS about going after the larger LGBTQIA+ community. ALWAYS.

The attack on trans people led to the attacks on Drag Shows and then the larger LGBTQIA+ community.

It was never about ‘ protecting the children’. It was about attacking the LGBTQIA+ community as a whole.

They were a means to an end. Never forget about the anti-gay marriage bills that the right-wing popped up in all those states in 2004 to help Bush win. That was their high-water mark, because it’s gone downhill for them since then. And, they resent the shyt out of it.

We stand with the trans community because the other side means genocide against them.

And, either you are anti-genocide or you are evil.


We stand with the trans community because we have two brain cells and know that it will never STOP at the trans community.

So, it’s best to cut this shyt off before it begins.

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Open Thread | Once Again…President Biden Isn’t NEW To This….

He’s TRUE to this….

There is something to be said about someone who has 40 years experience of service in the government.

Maybe, that person learned some things?

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Weekend Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend, fully vaccinated and boosted, with family and friends.

Swimming is a lifeskill, and I believe very strongly in Black kids learning how to swim.

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Open Thread | Debt Ceiling Update

This is what experience and competence get you:

So, the Democrats pulled it over the finish line in The House.😒😒🙄

Best part is that it takes care of the debt ceiling until 2025, which means no hostage taking in 2024.😒🙄

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Open Thread | Attention Georgia Citizens – Possible News Regarding Your Health Insurance

Thanks to the wonderful David Anderson of Balloon Juice for bringing this to my attention:

Friday having a mid-year Termination event in Georgia
by David Anderson
| May 31, 2023
12:36 pm
The Georgia Office of Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire, the state’s insurance regulators, just announced that the ACA insurer, Friday Health Plans, will be shutting down mid-year in Georgia because there are substantial doubts that Friday has the ability to pay all claims if they continue to operate.

Friday Health Plans was placed into administrative supervision on March 8, 2023, by consent order to try to cure its surplus deficiency reported to our office on March 3, 2023. During this period of enhanced supervision our office has closely monitored the Company and determined that continued operation of Friday Health Plans was not possible without putting policyholders at risk, so we are acting to protect them.

Friday Health Plans policyholders that have health insurance coverage through the federally facilitated exchange – Your health insurance coverage will end at the end of the day on July 31, 2023. To ensure Friday Health Plans policyholders have an opportunity to replace their current exchange coverage before it is terminated, effective August 1, 2023, our office coordinated with the federal office known as the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight to implement a special enrollment period for members to select another exchange health insurance plan.

The special enrollment period starts on June 1, 2023, and ends on September 29, 2023. If you purchased health insurance from Friday Health Plans through the federal exchange you must choose a new exchange health insurance plan by July 31, 2023.

If you live in Georgia, talk to everyone about checking their healthcare coverage.

What this means.

According to Anderson:

If you are not insured via the ACA, this means nothing.

If you are insured via the ACA in Georgia but with a different company , this means very little. In some counties, the benchmark may be reset if Friday had the cheapest or 2nd cheapest silver plan, which may slightly increase affordability for plans in the 2nd half of the year.

If you are insured via Friday in Georgia, this means something:

If you continue to pay your premium to Friday, your coverage ends on July 31.
If you want to continue to be insured, you need to pick a new insurance company ASAP
There is no indication that deductibles and other cost-sharing will roll over
There is no indication of an automated crosswalking process.
Manual action will be needed to keep coverage

So, if you live in Georgia, check on your health plan.

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Open Thread | Debt Ceiling Resolution

They have worked out a deal on the debt ceiling.

Not overlooked by me😒😒😒

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