Friday Open Thread | Protesters. Trump Rally. Costa Mesa.

Trump CaliHundreds of demonstrators filled the street outside the Orange County amphitheater where Donald Trump held a rally Thursday night, stomping on cars, hurling rocks at motorists and forcefully declaring their opposition to the Republican presidential candidate.

Traffic came to a halt as a boisterous crowd walked in the roadway, some waving American and Mexican flags. At one point, a demonstrator stomped on a police cruiser, its windows smashed to pieces.

“Dump the Trump,” said one sign. Another protester scrawled an expletive and Trump’s name onto a Costa Mesa police cruiser.

“I’m protesting because I want equal rights for everybody, and I want peaceful protest,” said 19-year-old Daniel Lujan, one of hundreds in a crowd that appeared to be mostly in their late teens and 20s.

Video footage showed some anti-Trump demonstrators hurling debris at a passing pickup. One group of protesters carried benches and blocked the entrance to the 55 Freeway along Newport Boulevard, with some tossing rocks at motorists near the onramp.

Officers clad in riot gear from the Costa Mesa Police Department lined up across a roadway and announced to demonstrators to clear the road.

Law enforcement agencies had deployed additional forces, including 50 Orange County sheriff’s deputies and a dozen Costa Mesa police officers to prepare for the night’s crowds.

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54 Responses to Friday Open Thread | Protesters. Trump Rally. Costa Mesa.

  1. eliihass says:

    Can’t say this enough fam…

    Donald Trump is the very least of our problems…

    Don’t be distracted…don’t be deceived…

    • Liza says:

      Well, she got something out of it. Most of the buck dancers are going to walk away empty handed.

    • Ametia says:

      LOL Liza, the other buck dancin negroes will be happy with that 3piece& a biscuit!

    • eliihass says:

      Sad to say SG, but Joy Ann Reid has never been hard to discern..

      No integrity…no honor…no self-respect…

      But it’s still only a matter of time…

      She’ll never ever be acceptable…


      And no amount of jigging, tapping and a*s-kissing will change that …she’s as disposable as she ever was…and even more disposable (and inferior as far as her massas are concerned) than Melissa Harris-Perry on whose grave Joy Ann has been gleefully dancing and schucking…

      Joy Ann better save every penny she makes from this gig…

      Desperate tool…shameless black pawn willing to be used in massa’s silly game to save face, cover mass’s racist butt, punish, spite and contradict a fellow black woman… is not only a very short-lived gig…but as dubious gigs go, one that isn’t about you or your abilities…and one that lasts only until massa can once again dispose of your sorry butt …the one he already dismissively and very demeaningly, disposed of once before…

  2. rikyrah says:

    The Racist Roots of a Way to Sell Homes
    APRIL 29, 2016

    From the 1930s through the 1960s, most African-Americans could not get mortgages because the government had deemed neighborhoods where they lived ineligible for federal mortgage insurance, the Depression-era innovation that made mortgages widely affordable.

    The situation exposed black families to hucksters who peddled homeownership through contracts for deed, in which a home seller gives a buyer a high-interest loan, coupled with a pledge to turn over the deed after 20 to 40 years of monthly installment payments. These contracts enriched the sellers by draining the buyers, who built no equity and were often evicted for minor or alleged infractions, at which point the owner would enter into a contract with another buyer. In the process, families and neighborhoods were ruined.

    Contracts for deed are making a comeback. They are increasingly being used by investment firms that have bought thousands of foreclosed homes and want to sell them to lower-income buyers “as is,” according to a recent report in The Times by Alexandra Stevenson and Matthew Goldstein. Many of the homes are in Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio. In one example in the article, investors who bought foreclosed homes at an average price of $8,000 issued a contract on one in Ohio in 2011 for $36,300 at 10 percent interest.

  3. Barack and Michelle

    Southside with You

  4. rikyrah says:

    Because, this is who they are.


    Jim DeMint: Voter ID Helps Elect ‘More Conservative Candidates’

    SUBMITTED BY Miranda Blue on Thursday, 4/28/2016 10:45 am

    Jim DeMint, the former South Carolina senator and Tea Party firebrand who is now the president of the Heritage Foundation, became the latest in a string of conservatives to admit that restrictive voting laws such as voter ID requirements are an attempt to help Republicans win elections, telling a St. Louis radio host yesterday that voter ID laws help elect “more conservative candidates.”

    Talk radio host Jamie Allman asked DeMint about Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s move to restore the voting rights of people in the state who had served time for felonies, a draconian restriction that disproportionately affected African-Americans by design. DeMint responded that McAuliffe’s action was “awfully suspicious” and tied it to what he claimed was a Democratic plan to get votes from “illegals” and through “voter fraud.”

    “Well, it’s awfully suspicious coming into a big election in a state where it’s actually pretty close,” he said. “I mean, states can decide who votes, but the governor themselves without legislative action, that seems over the top to me. I haven’t seen an complete analysis here, but the left is trying to draw votes from illegals, from voter fraud, a lot of different things, so this kind of fits right in to trying to find another group that they can basically count on to vote their way.”

    “So it’s really a bigger issue,” he added, “and that’s why the left fights voter ID or any kind of picture ID to know that it is actually a registered voter who’s voting. And so it’s something we’re working on all over the country, because in the states where they do have voter ID laws you’ve seen, actually, elections begin to change towards more conservative candidates.”

  5. rikyrah says:

    You can’t write this stuff.

    If you tried writing it in fiction, people wouldn’t believe you.

    Like Al Qaeda having an HR Dept with expense reports
    And the Somali Pirates having a spokesman.



    Islamic State turns to selling fish, cars to offset oil losses: report
    Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:25pm

    Islamic State earns millions of dollars a month running car dealerships and fish farms in Iraq, making up for lower oil income after its battlefield losses, Iraqi judicial authorities said on Thursday.

    Security experts once estimated the ultra-radical Islamist group’s annual income at $2.9 billion, much of it coming from oil and gas installations in Iraq and Syria.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Wrath of the Conned:

    What Donald Trump has been doing is telling the base that it can order à la carte. He has, in effect, been telling aggrieved white men that they can feed their anger without being forced to swallow supply-side economics, too. Yes, his actual policy proposals still involve huge tax cuts for the rich, but his supporters don’t know that….Establishment Republicans have tried to counter his appeal by shouting, with growing hysteria, that he isn’t a true conservative. And they’re right, at least as they define conservatism. But their own voters don’t care.

  7. rikyrah says:

    but but but..Obamacare didn’t help anyone…

  8. Trump is going to take America right off the clip….

  9. Trump and these asinine supporters think America can stand alone in the world. They’re the most ignorant racist mofos I have ever seen. It’s pure madness!

  10. rikyrah says:


    From Nate Silver, an anagram:


  11. rikyrah says:

    Journalist who profiled Melania Trump hit with barrage of antisemitic abuse
    Julia Ioffe has received disturbing calls and online abuse since profiling Donald Trump’s wife for GQ, and likens antisemitism to ‘shit I’ve only seen in Russia’

    Journalist Julia Ioffe has experienced this kind of harassment before: in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

    In the 24 hours since her profile of Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, appeared in GQ magazine, the Russian-American journalist has received a torrent of antisemitic, vitriolic and threatening messages from supporters of the Republican frontrunner.

    In the deeply disturbing response to her piece, Ioffe said she sees a frightening future of what freedom of the press – and the country – might look like under a president Trump.

    “What happens if Donald Trump is elected?” Ioffe said. “We’ve seen the way he bids his supporters to attack the media, his proposal to change libel laws to make it easier to sue journalists.”

  12. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning 😊, Everyone 😎

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