Saturday Open Thread

Good Morning. Enjoy the weekend with family and friends.

Published on Jul 10, 2015
This week, the President celebrated the 239th birthday of the United States, chatted with some World Cup champions, met with his national security team to discuss our anti-ISIL strategy, and hosted an historic Oval Office visit. That’s July 3rd to July 9th or, “Bask in the Glory.”

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25 Responses to Saturday Open Thread

  1. rikyrah says:

    from the white tears thread at VerySmartBrotha

  2. Ametia says:

    Liza, where are you? LMBAO

    • Liza says:

      Ha ha, Clint F***ing Eastwood. You know, I’ve never actually seen that movie but now I guess I have to just to see how f***ed up it is.

  3. Ametia says:

    on cable today, immigration, Trump, and sherrif Apaio. TOTAL FAIL

  4. Ametia says:

    Serena CHAMPIONSHIP thread is up!

  5. Ametia says:

    The white tears, damn

  6. Ametia says:


    Fuck you NYT!

  7. Ametia says:

    Serena is playing for the WILMBELDON CHAMPIONSHIP right now, and she is winning.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Because this is who they are. This is who they’ve always been.


    The Confederates launched a surprise attack, under cover of darkness.

    It was 8:30 Wednesday night, and the House was plodding toward its 20th hour of debate on a little-watched appropriations bill, when Rep. Ken Calvert (Calif.), who had been leading the Republican side of the debate, rose. “I have an amendment at the desk,” he said.

    Yes he did: A proposal to protect the sale and display of the Confederate battle flag at national parks and cemeteries.

    Democrats couldn’t believe what they were hearing: Just as South Carolina legislators were finally voting to remove the symbol of hatred from their statehouse grounds, Republicans in the U.S. Capitol were proposing to restore the flag. And they were scheduling the vote for July 9, the anniversary of the ratification of the 14th Amendment promising equal protection of the laws.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  10. Ametia says:

    Ex-Va. governor McDonnell loses appeal of corruption convictions
    By Matt Zapotosky July 10 at 10:33 PM

    A three-judge federal appeals court panel on Friday unanimously affirmed the public corruption convictions against former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell, thoroughly rejecting each argument from the onetime Republican rising star and declaring that it had “no cause to undo what has been done.”

    The 89-page opinion from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit brings to a close an important chapter in the story that emerged more than two years ago when The Washington Post first reported on the governor’s strange relationship with a Richmond businessman. It also means that the first Virginia governor to be convicted of a crime will probably have to go to prison in the coming months.

    Experts say it could energize federal prosecutors across the country and put public officials on notice that almost anything they do on behalf of a benefactor can be construed as the illegal end of a corrupt bargain.

  11. Ametia says:

    What denying Medicaid expansion looks like
    By Matt Skeens July 10 at 5:20 PM

    When the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair returned to Wise County recently, it brought funnel cakes and whole families smiling — a sight not too common here in the coalfields.

    This week, another gathering on the Wise County fairgrounds will see thousands of people standing in the bright summer sun: the 16th annual Remote Area Medical clinic. Some of those same families and their friends will be among those who travel to Wise not for fun rides or local band favorite Folk Soul Revival but for something lacking in this county, this state and this country: access to health care.

    • rikyrah says:

      the map looks like a map of the Old Confederacy

    • rikyrah says:

      If we had a media worth a crap, they would be at these fairs, and point out that folks COULD HAVE regular healthcare, if Medicaid expansion were implemented.

      Put a face on those who just want access to basic healthcare.

      But, that would be too much like right, and they can’t do the bullshyt of ‘ both sides do it.’.

      No, both sides do NOT do it. This is all about the GOP.

      THIS is the healthcare system that they want. THIS Is what they want to go back to. THIS is what would result if those Obamacare repeals actually took effect.

  12. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone! :-)

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