Tuesday Open Thread | The Demons never sleep : Healthcare Edition

The demons are still not stopping in their attacks on Obamacare.

Never forget and never allow others to forget if their healthcare premiums have gone up – WHO is responsible.

AND, they are coming back with another REPEAL OBAMACARE BILL. THE CONTENTS:

I know it’s tiresome. I know that you are just pissed that these folks honestly want to take healthcare from MILLIONS. Use that anger. Tell anyone you know that they need to call and fight. Fight for your fellow citizens.

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Monday Open Thread | The Demonization of Immigrants by Dolt45

ICYMI,

It is now the official policy of the United States Government to TAKE CHILDREN AWAY FROM THEIR PARENTS AT THE BORDER.
Now, after they have already LOST OVER 1500 CHILDREN IN DHS CUSTODY…
They are now going to ADD to that group.

You read right – THEY HAVE LOST 1500 CHILDREN…but, since those children are pretty much NON-WHITE, the MSM can’t be concerned about it.

Do, what does Dolt45 have to to say about it?

You do now that it’s a damn lie. Of course, non of the idiot press in the room could be bothered to follow up with..
” Exactly what law is it that you’re talking about, and how come the Obama Administration didn’t separate parents and children?”
Of course, not, because that would be too much like right.

What else did Dol45 do?

When people rightfully got up in arms, then suddenly, we get the MSM talking about CONTEXT.

CONTEXT?

They didn’t know how to spell the word during 44’s Administration.

But, suddenly, we’re supposed to understand that the animals remark was for MS13.

Bullshyt.

A man who ran an anti-immigrant campaign.
A man, whose policies are nothing but anti-immigrant, if YOU ARE NOT WHITE.
POLICY UPON POLICY to throw out those in this country WHO ARE NOT WHITE.
The ICE raids on people WHO ARE NOT CRIMINALS
And, now, the going after GREEN CARD HOLDERS?

BUT, we have to CONTEXT?

PHUCK OUTTA HERE.

WE already know the context, because we see the ENTIRE RACIST BASED IMMIGRATION POLICY OF THIS ADMINISTRATION.
WE are very clear about what’s happening.

STOP.TRYING.TO.NORMALIZE.THIS. ADMNISTRATION.

EXACTLY.

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Sunday Praise & Worship | We Need You Lord

Photo Credit:R. Andrew LepleyJonathan Butler (born October 10, 1961, Athlone, Cape Town, South Africa) is a singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music is often classified as R&B, jazz fusion or worship music.

Born and raised in Cape Town during Apartheid, Butler started singing and playing acoustic guitar as a child. Racial segregation and poverty during Apartheid has been the subject of many of his records.[1] His first single was the first by a black artist played by white radio stations in the racially segregated South Africa and earned a Sarie Award, South Africa’s equivalent to the Grammy Awards.

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Saturday Open Thread | Congratulations Prince Harry and Meghan Markle!

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Friday Open Thread | Kansas teacher threatened a 10-year-old black boy: ‘When you turn 16 the police will shoot you’

A Kansas schoolboy went home crying after a teacher allegedly told him he would be shot by police as a teenager, reported Fox 4KC News.

Malachi Pearson, 10, attends Rosehill Elementary School. He was playing with a friend when a teacher mistook the interaction as a fight.

“Me and my friend were playing, and then she likes pushing us away. We weren’t fighting. We were just playing and laughing,” Pearson said.

Pearson, whose father died from gun violence, said the teacher made highly offensive comments about him.

“She told me when you turn 16 and the police shoot you, the only person you can be mad at is yourself,” Pearson said. “I’m crying because it’s sad that my daddy died when I was a baby.”

Mahogany Foster, Malachi’s mom, said she was furious at the situation.

Foster pulled her son out the school and said the school did not address the issue properly.

“The principal doesn’t offer me any type of comfort. He doesn’t say I’m gonna get someone here to counsel Malachi to let him know that everything she said is a lie. I think they’re trying to sweep this under the rug,” Foster said.

Shawna Samuel, the director of communications for Shawnee Mission Schools said the school could not talk about legal matters.

“Our investigation is complete. It’s a personnel matter, and by federal law we cannot discuss any disciplinary decisions taken against a teacher or employee,” Samuel said.

Foster said she wished the teacher would have apologized, and she is now looking into alternative education.

“That teacher needs to apologize to him,” Foster said. “It’s just made me scared to send him to any school. Now, I’m really focusing on homeschooling.”

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Thursday Open Thread | Mueller issues grand jury subpoena to Roger Stone adviser

Special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed a social media specialist who previously worked for Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone, according to a report.

A lawyer for social media and Twitter expert Jason Sullivan told Reuters that two subpoenas were delivered last week to Sullivan’s lawyers.

The report says the subpoenas seem to indicate that Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is partly focusing on Stone and his communications with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Stone has made contradicting statements about whether he knew in advance that WikiLeaks was going to publish a trove of hacked Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails.

He appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee last year and denied collusion between those close to Trump and Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign.

“I am aware of no evidence whatsoever of collusion by the Russian state or anyone in the Trump campaign,” he told reporters in September.

President Trump has also denied collusion between his campaign and Russia, often referring to Mueller’s probe as a witch hunt.

Sullivan told Reuters that he worked as Stone’s chief strategist on the Trump campaign, and currently is in charge of Cyphoon.com.

Sullivan told Reuters that he helped Stone and the Trump campaign create Twitter “swarms” that would boost social media support for the candidate. One strategy document obtained by Reuters that Sullivan prepared referenced “The Age of Weaponized Social Media.”

Reuters cited an Election Day tweet from Trump, which garnered more than 343,000 retweets.

Sullivan told the outlet that swarm from that tweet contributed to overcoming a surge in pro-Clinton social media posts.

Mueller has subpoenaed Sullivan to appear before a grand jury on May 18 and to turn over documents and electronic information.

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Wednesday Open Thread | North Korea reconsidering summit with US

But the Nobel Peace Prize tho?

PLAYED. HOODWINKED. BAMBOOZLED. Trump got Punk’d so hard……

CNN) North Korea has threatened to abandon planned talks between leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in June if Washington insists on pushing it “into a corner” on nuclear disarmament.

A statement published by the state-run Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) said North Korea would never accept economic assistance from the US in exchange for unilaterally abandoning its nuclear program.

Kim Kye Gwan, North Korea’s First Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was quoted in the article as saying the US said “it would offer economic compensation and benefit in case we abandon (nuclear weapons).”

“We have never had any expectation of US support in carrying out our economic construction and will not… make such a deal in future,” he added.

If the Trump administration was “genuinely committed” to improving ties with Pyongyang, “they will receive a deserving response,” Kim Kye Gwan said. “But if they try to push us into a corner and force only unilateral nuclear abandonment, we will no longer be interested in that kind of talks and will have to reconsider … the upcoming summit.”

Pyongyang’s rhetoric is similar to Trump’s own: he said in April that even once parties are at the negotiating table, if talks aren’t going the right way, “I will respectfully leave the meeting.”

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-hwa spoke with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo early Wednesday morning Seoul time, according to a statement, which quoted Pompeo as saying preparations would continue for the Trump-Kim summit, “keeping in mind this action of the North.”

“Minister Kang and Secretary Pompeo agreed to continue close cooperation between South Korea and the United States to achieve a complete denuclearization and peace settlement on the Korean Peninsula,” the South Korean statement said.

Adam Mount, a Korea expert at the Federation of American Scientists, said Pyongyang was seeking “to revise the terms of negotiations, not to end them altogether.”

“The United States is faced with a critical choice: will it pursue a deal with North Korea that improves US and allied security but falls short of immediate denuclearization? Or will it walk away with nothing?” he added.

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