Sunday Open Thread | Praise & Worship

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121 Responses to Sunday Open Thread | Praise & Worship

  1. rikyrah says:

    You have been on Twitter fire.
    For those of us not on Twitter….

  2. eliihass says:

    Please my people, let’s never mistake for true allies or friends, people who patronize or humor us, and offer up some gratuitous lip-flapping or one or two retweets of something to do with a matter close to our hearts like the cold blooded murders of black boys and men.

    Let’s resolve not to ever fall for the okey doke. Look closely at who they really are. By their fruits we shall really get to know them. And believe me, it’s not enough that they ‘love’ President Obama.

  3. eliihass says:

    Exhibit A. Check out this twitter account. I remember this woman very well. She’s one of those who pretend like our First Lady doesn’t exist. In response to the tweet you posted below about the attacks on the First Lady being worse than Hillary has ever faced, her response?
    @GrooveSDC @NerdyWonka Michelle is not on the ballot…
    Reply Retweet Favorite

    aleteja @alinatede · 3h 3 hours ago
    Today the spotlight is on Hillary, but I still love you President @BarackObama and I’ll do for ever….Thanks!

    Yup. My momma told us. No matter how much they tell you they love and support President Obama, the true test is how they treat his black wife. Watch them closely.

    • eliihass says:

      Told you guys. And it’s only day one – of the announcement. She’s not even in the White House yet and the Ms Anns are not only co-opting, but literally hijacking President Obama’s achievements and handing it to Hillary on a platter.
      I told you guys, watch all the usual suspects who were cheesing it up with our President, but all but snubbed our First Lady. They are the ones who are stanning hard for Hillary and practically pretending that President Obama never did anything.
      My wise momma gave us the heads up on these people. First watch how they interact with the black First Lady – or not – then deduce exactly who they are from that.

  4. rikyrah says:

    itgurl @itgurl_29
    After 7 yrs, Hillary supporters are suddenly offended by sexism and misogyny again. They were missing in action in defense of Michelle Obama

    • eliihass says:

      Thank you. Not once have any of them spoken up for our First Lady. And not once have they ever used the misogyny shield they wield so liberally for Hillary, to stave off the vicious attacks on our First Lady. Is she not a woman too? Does she not bleed blood and cry tears too?

  5. Rikyrah and Ametia

    Get those threads ready because I can see things are going to get nasty with Hillary. Her supporters are rabid already.

  6. Oh ISH!

    As Chris Brown says

    They’re hating on me…

  7. Eliihass is kicking ass, I’m tweeting and they’re coming for me. LOL

    • Ametia says:

      Let them come. When they start trashing the GOP, and stop distancing themselves from PBO… Just saying.

    • eliihass says:

      We are all doing it together. Thank you for taking the heat on my behalf. If I ever get on Twitter, I’ll never leave, so it’s best I’m not signed up for it. Besides, as you know, I’m just not a 140 word person. Lol. I’m like the old grandma who tells the full version of the story.

  8. Ametia says:

    Hillary Clinton & Company had better RECOGNIZE that some Black folks are not as dumb and cookie-cutter as they assume.

    We do NOT vote against our better interest, because we know the GAME and they PLAYERS. We’ve been watching, listening, to the Republicans all these years and we know.

    Hillary & Company can call themselves Democrats, Libertarians, even Rastafarians, if they like, your words, actions, or NON-ACTIONS can’t hide behind the labels.

  9. We have some heavy hitters in this thread. Hillary has announced and now we have a job to do. Make sure she is not the nominee! Lets get it done, Chicas!

    • Ametia says:

      I know the PUMAs’ heads are exploding over our tweets. LOL This tells us everything we need to know about them.

      hey never had PBO’s back, and probably didn’t vote for him. NO HILLARY!!!!!!

  10. eliihass says:

    For 7 years, these same high-profile democrats resurrected and rallying for Hillary Clinton today, were all M.I.A.

    We could have used their help in moving the President’s solid Democratic agenda along, but they were nowhere to be found. And when they did show up or speak up, it was to undermine, criticize or insult the President.

    For 7 years these same ‘Democrats’ who now insist that we can’t afford to have a republican as president, were mostly aligned with republicans as surrogates, and high dollar fundraisers for republican presidential candidates.

    These same Hillary Clinton ‘democrats’ who now insist we can’t afford to vote in a republican as president in 2016, were all part of the ‘No Labels’ group – A group that insisted that party didn’t matter, and even tried to recruit a candidate to run against our seating historic Democratic President.

    • Ametia says:

      SPEAK! These same ‘Democrats’ who would truly rather see anyone other than that BLACK GUY Barack Obama & that Michelle Obama in the White House.

      Remember, he and FLOUTS are the GAME-CHANGERS in Washington D.C. It was not business a usual, with PBO, especially wining and dinning the establishment elites.

    • eliihass says:

      Not only did she not support the President, she very actively worked to defeat and undermine him and his presidency.

      In 2008 she joined the McCain campaign as a surrogate and presented herself as a lifelong Democrat solidly against the Dem nominee who she belittled and demeaned at every opportunity.

      In 2012, she personally recruited then former republican Utah Governor Jon Huntsman who was barely into his 2nd year as President Obama’s Ambassador to China, to run against President Obama.

      She held high dollar fundraisers in New York and London for Huntsman, and after he dropped out of the race, de Rothschild was approached by the Romney campaign to help fundraise for him, though they fell out in the end. Perhaps because their motives didn’t quite align.

  11. Liza says:

    Like I’ve been saying. A taser weighs somewhere around 7 ounces.

    • Liza says:

      I pray that Eric Harris, rest his soul, has folks that will sue the Tulsa Police Department up, down, and sideways. They’ve got a program in place for volunteers to pretend to be cops, armed with guns and tasers, and the Tulsa PD is responsible for their actions. Not to mention that this whole setup along with the “accidental” murder of Eric Harris should be investigated by the DOJ which I hope we hear from early in the week.

    • rikyrah says:

      absolutely nothing about them feels the same

  12. eliihass says:

    Name-dropping President Obama and half-arsedly patronizing the ‘Obama coalition’ isn’t going to cut it.

    And I’m going to say this right now, let’s not get it twisted, there’s zero guarantee that Hillary Clinton will ‘protect’ President Obama’s legacy. If she isn’t busy trying to steal it as hers and rewriting history as they’re prone to, to take credit for it all, she’ll be busy doing the bidding of the handful of greedy, dubious plutocrats fueling her ride to the White House, who’ve got a terrifying monopoly and a powerful stronghold on our democracy and our country – and an even stronger hold on the Clintons via their thirst for power and money funneled through the Clinton Foundation.

  13. eliihass says:

    That was it..?

    People are dying on the streets and we’re talking about house-training a dog not to eat garbage?

    There might have been different races/sexuality reflected in the video, but they all sounded the same. And there was something rather superficial about it. Like the life choices of all those shown in the video were all self-determined in a rather privileged way, and not at all impacted or defined by the harsh realities many face due to prevailing and daunting socio-economic issues.

    • rikyrah says:

      itgurl @itgurl_29
      @PragObots @HillaryClinton This bigot @LdeRothschild is Hillary’s own Donald Trump. Racist scum with money. That’s Hillary’s homegirl.

    • eliihass says:

      There you go. Lynn de Rothschild. The same woman who never gave our President respect and continued to sabotage him at every turn. But we are supposed to join hands with Lynn de Rothschild for Hillary Clinton to become president?

      How are we even letting this happen? How are we even letting these people get away with this?

      • Liza says:

        I’m not sure what we can do about it, Elli. Someone has to be willing to challenge her, someone who could actually win or we are wasting our time and money. Such a person hasn’t stepped up.

      • eliihass says:

        I think that’s what’s really frustrating me Liza. Frankly right now I’m thinking that anyone who wants to run but who’s not man or woman enough to declare, is a coward and not what or who we want for president anyway. And they better not show up in the future.

        At this point, I’ll even support republican turned Democrat Lincoln Chafee, former Rhode Island governor who went all in for President Obama. But I wish a solidly Democratic candidate would stand up and declare. Deval Patrick – somebody. anybody. stand up. please.

    • Ametia says:

      Just what in the living FUCK doe they think Hillary can restore again?

      SHORT: WHITENESS IN THE WHITE HOUSE, for these folks, so they can truly be HAPPY once more!

      And that’s about all she intends to RESTORE.

  14. eliihass says:

    You know what really gets me about this loud and bullish ready for Hillary b.s, is that the very same Democrats who were all M.I.A and who never once spoke up as President and Mrs Obama were attacked, sabotaged, are the ones leading the Hillary mess. Never once did any of these now raucous pro-Hillary Democrats, including those in Congress, stand with or defend their President, the head of their party, even as he worked mostly on his own to deliver on historic successes.

    What’s galling is that these Democrats, some of whom are in congress, began setting up their Hillary for president nonsense as they either sabotaged, undermined or simply stood on the sidelines refusing to work with the still seating historic Democratic President.

    Why weren’t these Democrats busy working with the President on delivering for the American people, instead of running around recruiting for a future presidential run?

    • Liza says:

      Because they hate President Obama for winning the 2008 primaries and becoming the nominee. For them, it was Hillary’s turn and who did he think he was, coming from absolutely nowhere and challenging Hillary who already paid her dues.

      It makes me sick to even think about this. It’s about power and legacy, not the future of this country or the world. Hillary, Inc. thinks they’re claiming what is rightfully hers, what she’s earned. And the fact is, we don’t get a choice. We can vote for her, vote for the Republican, not vote, or throw away our vote.

    • Ametia says:

      Truth-telling here! Hillary & the other Dems want the status quo, but there will be NO GOING BACK. And she can never, ever receive the credit for what PBO has done.

      If anything, she can take credit for all those fucked up policies Bubba had a hand in put in place when he was president and President Obama reversed.

      That’s it.

      Because she was truly one PISS POOR SECRETARY of State.

      Yeah, I SAID.IT.

      • eliihass says:

        Having watched John Kerry at work Ametia, there’s no way anyone can with a straight-face call Hillary anything but a less than mediocre Sec. of State. A wasted 4 years spent appeasing this less than gracious sore loser.

        She got the gig just so she and her equally vindictive husband and their acolytes wouldn’t sabotage the President, or destroy the party. Nothing selfless or patriotic about them. No party loyalty either if they don’t call the shots and control things in their favor. It’s always about them.

        Remember when she and her acolytes argued that being First Lady more than adequately prepared one to be president? But that was only for Hillary. Today those same acolytes are first to tell you differently.

    • rikyrah says:

      PragmaticObotsUnite @PragObots
      What’s nonsensical is Hillary supporters bullying anyone who has questions about her plans for the country.

    • eliihass says:

      Yup. Exactly as predicted. Block every Democratic competition, facilitate a Hillary coronation, and then tell you your only option is Hillary or the Republican and how can you live with a Republican presidency.

      We are not going to be strong-armed, manipulated or bullied.

      • Morning Eliihass. I’m going to tweet this. It must be shared.

      • Liza says:

        Thanks to the electoral college, I can opt out of 2016 and vote for the Green Party candidate because I live in the bright red state of Arizona. Unless the GOP comes up with an amazing, charming candidate, which is impossible, then 2016 will be decided in a few swing states, very few.

      • eliihass says:

        Morning SG. Ugh. I’m so ticked. Just as we predicted. Everything is going exactly as predicted.

        And the media has been instructed by their bosses to go all in for Hillary. Not one voice contradicting her. Not one. After all the hell they’ve put the Obamas through we’re supposed to believe the media has nothing to quibble with Hillary Clinton over?

      • eliihass says:

        Thanks for taking the bullet for me SG. We’re not backing down. Never.

        What they seem to forget is that robust primaries serve several purposes including boosting voter registration.

        No robust Democratic primaries = poor voter turnout in the general.

      • eliihass says:

        If they’re serious about not letting a republican win, then they need to ask the Clinton folks to allow the organic democratic process to prevail. Stop trying to stifle and manipulate it to leave Hillary as our only option.

        If she’s really as qualified and as good as they insist, why won’t they let the natural process happen. Why are they so determined to tightly control and choreograph things in her favor?

        The Clinton acolytes won’t be able to control the world or choreograph world leaders and events if she happens to slip into the White House. How does she plan to handle situations that aren’t pre- laid out in her favor?

      • Ametia says:

        SG2, thanks for Tweeting the comments on Clinton.

        We’re not going to be brow-beaten to get in lock-step with their shenanigans!

    • Ametia says:

      Short Ya’ll don’t have a choice. It’s Hillary or America’s DOOMED!

      The minute someone tell Ametia she doesn’t have options, she exits stage left.

  15. Ametia says:

    Bill DeBlasio, a Mayor with BALLS!

    • eliihass says:

      Wow! And he’s supposed to be one of their nearest and dearest. Chirlane has been seen carrying Hillary’s purse at one or two under the radar campaign events recently..

      Mayor de Blasio ran Hillary’s Senatorial campaign, and if this isn’t some sort of prearranged strategy by the campaign to sort of not make her appear too ‘inevitable’, then de Blasio’s either had an awakening thanks to the Obama years, or as usual, there’s a power jostling happening in Clinton world and egos are already clashing, being bruised and going rogue to register their hurt feelings.

      • Liza says:

        Interesting comment. Mayor de Blasio certainly seems like a straight shooter. Now that he’s faced down the NYPD perhaps he’s not afraid of being controversial by speaking truth to power.

      • eliihass says:

        I agree Liza, de Blasio is a straight shooter and one of my favorites. What I suspect is that he’s trying to – or has tried unsuccessfully to get Hillary and her campaign to integrate and genuinely embrace some of the progressive ideas that are important to the very progressive faction of the Democratic party who actually got him elected Mayor. He’s hearing from his stubborn progressive supporters like Harry Belafonte and Susan Sarandon and in trying to privately convey the hopes of his progressive supporters, he’s probably encountered that now familiar Clinton world tone deafness, turf wars and arrogance.

  16. Liza says:

    This is outrageous. The linked article is jaw dropping. And we’re talking about REFORMING the police departments throughout this country? In Tulsa, it would be better to just burn it down and start over from point zero. This is truly outrageous.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Bette Midler ✔ @BetteMidler
    Say what you will, the photo of Mr. Obama and Raul Castro brought tears to my eyes…I never thought I would see the day…and now I have.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Cuomo Cancels Meeting with Family Members of People Killed by Police
    Friday, April 10, 2015 at 10:38 PM EDT

    In 2006, Sean Bell was killed by New York City police officers in hail of gunfire just hours before his wedding. The case sparked a national outcry about the excessive use of force.

    Along with the members of 17 other families, Bell’s father, William, was scheduled to meet with Governor Andrew Cuomo at 1 p.m. on Friday. But the governor canceled his appointment with the relatives of those who have died at the hands of the police. It’s the second time Cuomo has done so.

    “Well, he’s been postpoining them. For what reason, I do not know,” William Bell said.

    Cuomo is working on a package of criminal justice reforms that includes a special monitor being appointed in cases where civilians are killed by police.

    “The cops are working with the DA. The DA can’t, he ain’t going to prosecute the police officers. He gets his information from them,” William Bell said.

    But families say a special monitor is not good enough. They want an independent prosecutor automatically appointed in all cases.

  19. Liza says:

    I’ve decided not to comment on this…

    • Ametia says:

      I will comment.

      Fuck you Hillary. You can do BETTER, but you won’t.

      Just reading what your handlers wrote for you. GTFOH

      • eliihass says:

        Probably written by one of her ‘blacks’. The problem with the ‘blacks’ who work for Hillary is that most are no better than those that align themselves with the republicans. It’s all about greed and self. And most don’t have any real heart for, or deep caring for the black community. It’s primarily about taking care of their own individual needs via promised Clinton largesse if and when they deliver — on Clinton’s terms of course.

      • Thank you, Ametia! Everything I wanted to say.

    • Ametia says:

      eliihaas, lady, you are BRINGING IT! The “BLACKS” have their hands out for the few crumbs Clinton has promised them. UGH

  20. rikyrah says:

    Arthur Laffer has a never-ending supply of supply-side plans for GOP

    By Jim Tankersley April 9
    Arthur Laffer was waiting in the sun outside Terminal A of Reagan National Airport, smiling like the Gipper. It was 10:30 a.m., and he was just in from Nashville. In his briefcase were two papers he was eager to show off. One called minimum-wage laws a crime against black men. The other detailed all the ways liberal economists had been wrong about this economic recovery and Arthur Laffer had been right.

    No one has influenced Republican candidates’ thinking on the economy for the past four decades as much as Laffer, who is now 75. Laffer says he believes that limiting government and cutting tax rates, especially the rate levied on top earners, will unleash faster economic growth. Since he sold then-candidate Ronald Reagan on that prescription, every Republican presidential nominee has run on a Laffer-inspired economic platform.

    As the 2016 GOP primary season takes off, Laffer is more in demand than ever before, with Republican candidates embracing tax-cut-for-the-rich policies even as they bemoan economic inequality. Candidates have been meeting with him in recent weeks, and on Friday in Nashville, he says, his schedule includes Rick Perry at 10 a.m., Ben Carson at noon, Jeb Bush at 1:15 p.m. and Bobby Jindal at 5. Dinner is scheduled with Ted Cruz. He has already met at least once with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

    For the first time in a generation, however, Laffer’s “supply-side” strategies are not going without question on the right. Some conservatives believe that America’s struggling middle class needs more targeted policies today than simply broad tax cuts, and that Republicans won’t win back the White House without offering that relief. And mainstream economists, in surveys and interviews, have expressed deep doubt about whether his view of economics is correct.

    • Ametia says:

      NOT surprised here. These are the folks who will be invited to wine & dine at the White House too. This is the reason they are mum on the disrespect shown First Lady Michelle Obama. She doesn’t hob knob with the jackals! The WH is opened to the PEOPLE.

      • eliihass says:

        That’s why every single person on television is sounding like a pre-programmed pro-Hillary robot these days. Drunk on way too many cocktails and daily e-mailed pro-Hillary talking points. The Clintons are back with their pay to play.

        It’s so ridiculous but pretty amusing actually. Especially after watching the same people nitpick to death every last thing about the Obamas these past 8 years. To now watch them all fall in line behind Hilary without asking one darn question or even challenging or addressing any of her obvious shortcomings, is funny,

        The problem they’e all going to have is that after the harsh blueprint these same media folks set out and used in dealing with all things Obama, the viewers have come to expect the same for every politician going forward, and the viewership isn’t going to deal. They created that monster, and they are going to have to contend with it it. Or America is going to scream foul.

    • Liza says:

      Business as usual.

      I was thinking that now that we know Hillary is the likely Democratic nominee in 2016, I just don’t get a sense of any real enthusiasm out there for her. If her campaign thinks this is going to be about the first woman president and another historic moment, they could be making a big mistake. I’m just not getting the feeling that anyone is excited about this except for the Clinton loyalists.

  21. rikyrah says:

    Watching my DVR of last night’s SNL with Taraji.

    LOL at the John Singleton’s Game of Thrones skit.

  22. Ametia says:

    SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015

    Another Unarmed Black Man Has Been Recorded on Video Being Killed by a White Police Officer: Eric Harris is Dead; Yet, White Killers Such as James Holmes are Left Unharmed

    There is a technical term for the Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer’s “error” in shooting Eric Harris with his pistol instead of a somewhat less than always lethal taser: it is called “slips and capture”.

    I kid you not.

    Interestingly, white men such as James Holmes who hurt and kill dozens of people in mass shootings are somehow captured alive.

    But, black men who are unarmed are routinely killed by America’s police.

    How do we explain this fact?

    • Ametia says:

      That 73 year old “reserve” cop who shot Eric Harris, will NOW finally RETIRE rich, after a GOFUNDME. campaign is launched by his buddies!


      • sunshine616 says:

        They can literally pay to play now. Wow. When I said a badge was a hunting license, I didn’t know it was just like buying a hunting license. Open season. Help us all

    • rikyrah says:

      BREAKING: Raw Video Shows Cops Shoot, Kill Subdued Man, Mock Him While He Lay Dying
      Tulsa, Okla. – The final tragic moments of Eric Harris’s life were caught on video, as well as the sociopathic nature of law enforcement. Harris was accidently shot by a reserve deputy, apparently meaning to taser him, while on the ground being subdued by other officers.

      Harris can be seen on the video running from police as the officer with the body cam gives chase, catching and taking Harris to the ground. Once on the ground the officer can be heard telling Harris, “Roll on your stomach now.”

      Reserve officer Robert Bates, 73, can then be heard yelling “Tazer! Tazer!” as if to inform the other officer that he was about to use his stun gun on Harris, when suddenly a gunshot rings out.

      “I shot him!” the stunned reserve officer says, as he drops his gun onto the ground. “I’m sorry.”

      Tragically the next moments reveal the callous nature of law enforcement as the Harris is manhandled on the ground by the cops, after being shot, with an officer pressing his face into the ground with his knee.

      An irate officer can then be seen screaming in the face of the bleeding gunshot victim yelling, “You ran! You f—kin ran! Shut the f— up!” as if running was some type of rational explanation for shooting him.

      Subsequently, Harris can be heard screaming,

      “He shot me! He shot me, man. Oh, my god. I’m losing my breath.”
      To which an officer gives a response that can only be described as sociopathic, telling the dying Harris,

      “F–k your breath! Shut the f–k up!”


  23. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  24. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Love the gospel song.

    Oh most Holy One, awesome in all Your ways and mighty is Your hand…Nobody greater than YOU!

  25. sunshine616 says:

    Was coming to say good morning and then I see Eric harris. Have u seen the video of the white people in the walmart brawling with cops? So much I can’t even express. If u haven’t seen that you should watch it and then tell me we ain’t got a race problem with police. White people can literally beat a cops ass before they see the barrel of a gun. PD’S across this country must be dismantled along with the system that protects their murderous supremacy over minorities.

    • Ametia says:

      Yes, an entire family brawling like wild animals. But narry a cop came out and said they feared for their lives, and had to blast any of them to kingdom come!

      Wonder why?

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