Sunday Open Thread

Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend with family and friends.

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91 Responses to Sunday Open Thread

  1. rikyrah says:

    The Dowager Countess always breaks it down to a fraction.

  2. Liza says:

    Long, scathing article about Peyton Manning and some trouble he had with Dr. Jamie Naughright.

    How Peyton & Archie Manning destroyed the life and career of Dr. Jamie Naughright.Please read & share.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) February 13, 2016


  3. Ametia, I’m shol going to buy this. I’ma rock the ISH out of it. Yasss, baby!

  4. rikyrah says:

    February 14, 2016 8:45 AM
    On SCOTUS, Pressure Falls on Endangered GOP Senators
    By David Atkins

    All corners of the Republican Party have made themselves very clear: they intend to, in Donald Trump’s words, “delay, delay, delay” the confirmation of Antonin Scalia’s replacement on the Supreme Court until after the 2016 election. Ted Cruz has signaled his intention to lead a blockade, and Mitch McConnell intends to run a blockade.

    All of this would be unprecedented, despite conservative protestations to the contrary. Conventional wisdom seems to suggest that McConnell can hold the Supreme Court nomination hostage for the whole year. But is that true?

    It’s not necessary for the entire GOP to confirm the nominee. It only requires a few GOP Senators to join with the Democrats to fulfill their Constitutional duties. And as it turns out, there are quite a few Republican Senators in blue states who would be pilloried as intransigent obstructionists if they refused to confirm commonsense consensus nominees.

    Among these Senators would be Senator Mark Kirk in Illinois, who is already Democrats’ primary target for a Senate takeover. Wisconsin’s Ron Johnson is less ideologically likely to cross the aisle, but with Russ Feingold already seeming likely to defeat him in November, it’s not clear that Johnson can afford to give Democrats yet another cudgel with which to attack him. The same goes for Senator Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire, Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania and Rob Portman in Ohio.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Has the CBC put out a list of who they believe would be qualified candidates to fill the Supreme Court Vacancy?

    Just askin’.

  6. rikyrah says:

    PragmaticObotsUnite @PragObots
    Oh, dear… ‘We Are All Mixed-Race People,’ Says an Unchaperoned Bill Clinton

  7. rikyrah says:

    Clips from the CLOWN CAR last night.


    Republican Candidates Square Off In Nastiest Debate Yet

    BuzzFeed News correspondent McKay Coppins reports from the debate in Greenville, South Carolina.

    Originally posted on Feb. 13, 2016, at 5:01 a.m.

    Updated on Feb. 14, 2016, at 12:51 a.m.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Has the CBC, which couldn’t wait to rush to a tv to endorse Hillary, put out a statement about the GOP telling the President of the United States that he doesn’t have the right to nominate someone to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court?

    Just askin.’

  9. rikyrah says:

    Breaking News Feed @pzf
    BREAKING NEWS: Bomb found at a Albuquerque Airport Rental Car Station. FBI and ATF en-route.

  10. Ametia says:
  11. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  12. Liza says:

    This is really cute. I loved Beyonce’s halftime show at the SB, paying homage to the Black Panthers of San Francisco.

    #BlackHistoryMonth (via @RaveyRai)— deray mckesson (@deray) February 14, 2016


  13. Ametia says:
    • Ametia says:

      The GOP are like the EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES.

      They CLOAK themselves in the Constitution, and think they own it, like it’s only iin their home closets, sitting on the top shelf.

    • Liza says:

      The hell of it is, we shouldn’t even need to talk about this. It just goes to show the lengths the GOP leadership will go to obstruct all democratic progress and even try to redefine the role of the executive branch of government. But, the POTUS appoints Supreme Court justices, period.

      Antonin Scalia died. It happens. No one gets out of here alive. So, PBO appoints a new justice, the Senate confirms the appointment. That’s how it’s going to be.

    • rikyrah says:

      It is part of the President’s duties to nominate vacancies on the Supreme Court.


  14. Liza says:

    Please delete above, didn’t work like I thought.

  15. Ametia says:

    Just to be clear folks


    This is not setting not about setting some precedent. It’s purely partisan politics, becasue the GOP know what the stakes are in this appointment. They know that they already RIGHT-LEAING COURT cannot & will not contiue to USURP OUR RIGHTS AS AMERICANS.

  16. Ametia says:

    Joy Reid interviewing Rev Dr. William Barber on Voting Rights. We mourn Justice Scalia’s death, but we must move away from his policies.

    The country has been given a gift, an opportunity to help appoint justice that will PROTECT OUR RIGHTS, NOT JUST FOR A FEW HANDPICKED FOLKS


  17. Republicans are shook about Scalia’s sudden death. Just like Scalia’s reigning power of affliction and pain has come to an end, so could their nightmare on America….in just one swoop.

  18. Ametia says:
  19. Happy Valentines Day to all our loving friends!

    Valentines Day Wishes

  20. Antonin Scalia caused misery and pain for so many people. May he receive his just reward.

    • Ametia says:

      This comment right here:

      arrydirtybird 2 hours ago (edited)

      This debate is an embarrassment to the United States of America. With the possible exception of Kasich and Bush (who is in pathetic, detestable denial about his brother), these candidates are completely execrable.

      The audience is revolting as well. It’s as if CBSN had transported a few hundred ancient Roman spectators from a gladiator fight in the Colosseum. Mortifying. The noise of the candidates and the crowd is still ringing in my ears. I’ve just finished watching it, and I want to take a shower because now I feel dirty. That has never happened to me from watching a debate.

      • Ametia says:

        – There is widespread consensus that Donald Trump had a very bad night in Greenville. The question is whether that will cause lasting damage, or if he continues to be coated in Teflon.

        One of the problems for leaders of the chattering class is that they have been so wrong about Trump so many times for so many months that everyone is gun-shy about predicting his impending decline.

        The billionaire was flustered and cranky. Not only was he thrown off his game by sustained boos from the crowd and a pile-on by his rivals, but he often sounded more like a Democrat than a Republican.

        He didn’t just call George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq a disaster – which he has done before – but he blamed him for 9/11 and said that the former president “lied” about the presence of weapons of mass destruction as a pretext for war. “Obviously the war in Iraq was a big, fat mistake,” the frontrunner said at the Peace Center. “George Bush made a mistake. We can make mistakes, but that one was a beauty. We should have never been in Iraq. We have destabilized the Middle East.”

  21. yahtzeebutterfly says:
  22. And they want take another right from our president. I hope the don’t get away wih it and he picks the new supreme court justice.

    • Ametia says:

      Hi Kim. The GOP won’t geet away with this. It’s within the powers of POTUS to appoint the next SC Justice.

      And the lie that it’s never been done in an election year? PURE BULLSHIT

    • Liza says:

      They had a knee jerk reaction proving they gave it no thought. They might start a fight but they’ll lose.

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