Sunday Open Thread

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  1. Ametia says:

    Cosmopolitan PERFORM FELLATIO on Karsdasians. Yep, right up their alley, since Kim’s claim to fame started with VIDEO PORN.

    And from the PORN, a first family is BORN

  2. Black Twitter is dragging Cosmopolitan’s AZZ!

  3. Ametia says:

    The TRASHY Kardasians had to agree to the cover, including the title.

  4. Ametia says:

    FAKE ASSES, LIPS, TANNING, WANNABES with PRIVILEGE is now cosmopolitan’s vision of a First Family. Despicable POS. They need to retract that TITLE STAT!

  5. rikyrah says:

    October 04, 2015 4:30 PM
    Georgie Porgie
    By D.R. Tucker

    Yesterday, we marked the fifteenth anniversary of the first debate between Al Gore and George W. Bush, and the mainstream media’s refusal to state the obvious—that Gore kicked Bush’s rear end in that debate. You’d figure that fifteen years later, the country would be unanimous in recognizing just how awful Bush was as president.

    You’d figure wrong.

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s debate-night defense of his brother George W. Bush’s presidential legacy — “He kept us safe” — drew a round of applause from the audience last week, followed by waves of derision from Democrats pointing to the 9/11 terror attacks.


    Back in January, I argued that progressives have an obligation to defend the multiple accomplishments of the Obama administration. Progressives also have an obligation to remind the public of just how truly awful the George W. Bush years were. In January 2009, Keith Olbermann did a great job of summarizing the savagery of the Bush years, as did Rachel Maddow, but it looks like their hard work has been forgotten.

    Unless right-wing media entities are vigorously challenged by progressives, those entities could get away with spinning the Bush years as a success. The right has a vested interest in convincing the gullible that the Bush years were great for our nation; conservatives can’t exploit Ronald Reagan’s alleged accomplishments forever, as we are getting ever closer to a time when Reagan fades away from our country’s collective memory.

    The right will do everything within its considerable power to promote the idea that Bush was sincere, a man of faith and conviction, a wise leader who “won” two wars, a man who defended traditional cultural values, a caring family man. The reality of Bush’s failures will be obscured. The divisiveness, the squashing of dissent, the daily lies, the death toll in Iraq and Afghanistan and New Orleans…all of that will be tossed down the memory hole if progressives don’t push back and push back hard.

    We must never forget the darkness that enveloped this country between January 20, 2001 and January 20, 2009. We must never forget the callousness of Cheney, the anger of Ashcroft, the recklessness of Rice, the wantonness of Wolfowitz, the prevarications of Powell, the rapaciousness of Rumsfeld. We must never forget being told that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. We must never forget “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.” We must never forget that gay-bashing, Swift-Boating 2004 re-election campaign. We must never forget Samuel Alito, John Roberts and the ideologues appointed to the federal district and appellate courts. We must never forget the abandoning of the Kyoto Protocol and the censoring of climate science. We must never forget how EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman and Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill were chased out of the Bush administration for failing ideological purity tests. We must never forget Karl Rove. We must never forget those years of fear and smear.

    The right will lie shamelessly to defend the George W. Bush years. It’s up to progressives to tell the truth, in perpetuity, about that pathetic President.

    • Ametia says:

      first family? Get the fuck out of here, cosmopolitan.

      These lying, scheming TROLLOPS are referred to as American’s First Family. How rude, hateful, and disrespectful can this MOFOs get?

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      In my mind it’s now CosmAPPAULINGton magazine

  6. rikyrah says:

    Early African-American Schools Refuted White Supremacists’ View

    At the start of the Great Depression, Horace Mann Bond, father of the late civil rights leader Julian Bond, journeyed into the rural South to document the condition of African-American schools.

    The photos he brought back show what some at the time refused to believe — that Southern black children wanted an education.

    A new exhibit at Gallery L1 in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward is presenting these images to the public for the first time.

    “You don’t see many photographs from this era, from the rural South,” says Jason Maris, a photographer and curator of the Gallery show.

    The exhibit will feature 80 photographs from 1930s negatives that until recently were just sitting in the Bond family’s longtime Southwest Atlanta home. In the frames, one sees wooden one-room schoolhouses, children smiling in dusty clothing and teachers looking respectable.

    Among the photographs, Maris points out one of a girl standing at a chalkboard: “She’s wearing tights, she’s got boots. Obviously they’re really dusty. She works. It’s a beautiful photograph.” But beautiful photography wasn’t Horace Bond’s primary goal.

    These photos really were evidence, collected by the respected black scholar, for an organization called the Rosenwald Fund.

  7. rikyrah says:


    Don’t forget Doc McStuffins, the First Lady will appear on the animated show Monday, October 5th at 9am EST on the Disney Channel.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Slavery in America was much worse than you probably imagined
    Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet
    03 OCT 2015 AT 09:58 ET

    This August, when Hillary Clinton met with Black Lives Matter protesters, they told her that ongoing violence and prejudice against blacks was part of a long historic continuum where, for example, today’s prison system descended from the old Southern plantations. Slavery, Clinton replied, was the “original sin… that America has not recovered from.”

    But how much do modern Americans really know about slavery in colonial America? In the genocide of Native Americans? In the War of Independence or the drafting of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights? Or afterward for decades until the Civil War? Chances are, not very much. Not that slaves, for example, were money in the antebellum South—currency and credit—which led to the enforced, systematic break-up of black families in generation after generation. There was no national currency, and little silver or gold, but there was paper tied to slaves bought on credit whose offspring were seen as a dividend that grew over time.

    That’s just one of the riveting and revolting details from a new book, The American Slave Coast: A History of The Slave Breeding Industry, by Ned and Constance Sublette. They trace other telling details that are not found in traditional American history books, where slavery is usually described as an amoral but cheap labor system. For example, have you read about the rivalry between Virginia and South Carolina, which had competing slave economies?

    Virginia was the epicenter of a slave breeding industry, in which enslaved women were expected to be constantly pregnant, were sold off if they didn’t produce children, and sometimes were force-mated to achieve that end. The offspring were sold to newer settlers and those migrating west. Charleston, South Carolina, in contrast, was colonial America’s slave importing and exporting port. In the late seventeenth century, Carolina exported captured native Americans as slaves to Caribbean plantation islands, gradually replacing them with imported laborers. As the South was emptied of native Americans and American plantations grew, South Carolina became the major slave importer in the colonies and in the early republic. Virginia eventually won out when Congress, at President Thomas Jefferson’s urging, banned slave importation as of January 1, 1808—protectionism, say the Sublettes, for Virginia’s slave-breeding industry, and sold to the public as protection against the alleged terrorism of “French negroes” from Haiti. After that, a new interstate slave trade grew, propelled by territories and new states that wanted slavery, and by the breeders who wanted new markets. Thus, the slave-breeding economy spread south and west, driving the expansion of the U.S. into new territories.

    Slavery, as the Sublettes describe it, wasn’t a sidebar to early American history and a new nation’s growth. It was front and center—protected by law and prejudice, custom and greed. The enslaved were unloaded, sold, and taken (women’s necks tied with rope, men’s necks put in chains) via major roads, steamboats, and passing through cities and villages to their destination. Newspapers, owned by Benjamin Franklin, sold advertising for buying and selling slaves. All of this unfolded in full sight, with prosperous settlers assuming that slaves were a necessity for daily living and accumulating wealth. For generations, the property value of slaves was the largest asset in America.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Ok Everyone,

    Peanut wants to perform in her school’s talent show. So, I ask her what song she wants to sing, and she goes ‘ that love song.’
    I’m like, ‘ um, there are a lot of love songs.’
    Peanut: “you know the one – they spell out love in the song. ”

    She wants to sing Nat King Cole’s L-O-V-E.

    My heart just stopped. I am like, good music is universal.
    Who would think that a seven-year-old in 2015, would want to sing Nat King Cole?

    Just printed out the lyrics for her to read and memorize.

    We spent part of the afternoon, just wandering around youtube. She heard some Jackson 5 (“Michael Jackson sang when he was a kid? He had brothers?”); ABBA (she likes Dancing Queen); YMCA (we were standing in the living room, doing the YMCA together – do you remember being so naive when it first came out and you had no clue that it had anything to do with being gay?); Ella Fitzgerald (I can thank the show A.N.T. Farm for this – they had a ‘back in the day’ episode, and the Black girl played Ella Fitzgerald), and Aretha Franklin (because she sang for Pope Francis-Peanut goes to a Catholic School).

    I had a good afternoon with Peanut.

  10. rikyrah says:

    yes, birth control isn’t just for sluts who want to sleep around….


  11. rikyrah says:

    Carson tops Trump in new poll?


    Donald Trump has boasted that he’s “leading every poll and in most cases big.” Not anymore. The latest IBD/TIPP Poll shows him in second place, seven points behind Ben Carson.

    The nationwide survey found that 24% of Republicans back Carson, compared with 17% who say they support Trump.

    Marco Rubio came in third with 11% and Carly Fiorina fourth at 9%. Jeb Bush, once considered a prohibitive favorite, ranked fifth with just 8% support, which was a point lower than those who say they are still undecided.

    Read More At Investor’s Business Daily:

  12. Ametia says:

    Stephanopoulos: But what would you do about it? You sound pretty passive.

    Trump: No, I’m not passive at all. I can tell you people say ‘oh, were going to stop it,’ it doesn’t work that way. This has taken place whether its this type of crime or other crimes, taken place forever, from the beginning and you go out a million years from now you’re going to have problems and even if you have a very tough system you’re going to have people that slip through the cracks and it’s a very sad situation and you have to — great vigilance, I mean, you have to show great vigilance, and watch and be careful and security and everything else. But no matter what you do you will have problems and that’s the way the world goes.

    Stephanopoulos: That’s your answer, ‘were going to have problems.’

    Trump: Now George I can say, were going to do this and that and it’s never going to happen again, you have sick people in this country and throughout the world and you’re always going to have difficulty. That’s why you have newscasts.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Good Afternoon Everyone

  14. Ametia says:

    Venus Williams Defeats Vinci to Avenge Serena’s US Open Loss
    Posted: Oct. 3 2015 10:10 AM

    Venus Williams triumphed over Roberta Vinci Friday in a hard-won three-set match to reach the Wuhan Open finals, reports news agency Agence France-Presse.

    The win appears to settle the score for her younger sister, Serena, who fell to Italy’s Vinci last month at the U.S. Open, upending her historic bid to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam.

  15. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone. :)))

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