Wednesday Open Thread | 2016 Tony Award Winners: Daveed Diggs

Today is the winner of Featured Actor in a Musical: Daveed Diggs for Hamilton, where he played both Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson.

 

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12:  Actor Daveed Diggs accepts the award onstage for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his work in Hamilton during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 12: Actor Daveed Diggs accepts the award onstage for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his work in Hamilton during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

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onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.

onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City.

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    I hate this picture.

    Obama and Clinton Face Protests in North Carolina over ICE Raids https://t.co/IJWxliQbEO pic.twitter.com/ndM1YLLuXe— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) July 6, 2016

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    hmmmph

    Eric Trump reportedly called up The Washington Post on Wednesday to profanely rant at the reporter spearheading coverage of the charitable contributions made (or not made) by his father, Donald Trump.

    But the younger Trump didn’t offer any evidence of those donations.

    “I’m just saying, Jesus Christ, why is this guy trying to f—ing kill us?” Trump allegedly told the Post’s David A. Fahrenthold.

    Fahrenthold had meticulously tried to find corroboration for Donald Trump’s claims of generous charitable giving, contacting 200 charities associated with the businessman. The reporter found only one charity that received a donation, in the amount of less than $10,000.

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  8. rikyrah says:

    Because, it’s nothing but bullshyt.

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  18. Baton Rouge police hasn’t made a statement about the killing of #AltonSterling. They’re like we don’t have to talk to you about nothing.

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  21. Black people get hooked on heroin & get thrown in jail. White people get hooked & the GOVT takes action. Got dammit!

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  26. Don’t look for @LorettaLynch or @TheJusticeDept to do one damn thing about this. #BlackLivesMatter #AltonSterling

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  27. rikyrah says:

    Trump Mishandles Clinton Email Controversy
    by BooMan
    Tue Jul 5th, 2016 at 01:34:33 PM EST

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    There’s been a lot of hype about these damn emails, but Clinton deserves some criticism. She did not get a clean bill of health here, and the subject will be a legitimate issue during the campaign. That doesn’t mean that Donald Trump has handled the controversy with any deftness. By insisting repeatedly that the investigation was rigged, he undermined the case he should be making now, which is that the FBI is credible and should be taken seriously. But, instead, he’s still saying that the investigation was rigged.

    That’s basically taking a weak, contentious and conspiratorial case in place of one that is backed up by the investigators. It’s particularly stupid because, now that we know that no charges will be filed, this is an entirely political controversy. And the object, for Trump, should be to get the maximum possible political mileage out of it. He could be making the case that Clinton shouldn’t be trusted to handle the nation’s national security because she did a poor job of safeguarding its secrets when she served in the Obama administration, but he’s instead saying that the FBI engaged in a coverup.

    Consider that James Comey was confirmed by the Senate on July 29, 2013 as the director of the FBI for a term of ten years. If Donald Trump becomes president and serves for two full terms, his presidency will end on January 20th, 2025. In other words, Comey would be the FBI Director for all but the final 18 months of a Trump presidency. And, yet, Trump’s reaction to Comey’s statement today is to question his integrity and independence and to run down the organization that Comey heads.

    It’s not hard to see that this isn’t the beginning of a good working relationship, and at least some voters will notice this and be concerned about it.

    Trump will rile up some people who were already convinced that Clinton is a she-devil, but he won’t get much else out of this if he continues to shift the focus off of where it can help him make a case against his opponent.

    The truth is, she should not have been indicted and most people will agree that the correct decision was made. So, focusing on the decision is actually doing her a giant favor.

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  28. rikyrah says:

    Michelle Obama is Spreading Ripples of Hope
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    July 5, 2016 4:11 PM

    Perhaps some of you remember that on Michelle Obama’s first trip abroad in 2009 she visited the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school in England. It produced a pretty emotional moment that is partially captured in this video.
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    I say all of that because today there is some interesting news that surfaced about the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school.

    Professor Simon Burgess, from Bristol University, has now studied the impact of her association with the schools on the girls’ exam results.

    He analyzed the GCSE scores – taken when students are 16 years-old – from over the past decade, compared to London state secondary schools. He found a slight rise in scores from 2009 to 2010, while the 2012 score was substantially above 2011.

    Professor Burgess said: “Those results focus on the overall effect, but since Michelle Obama was encouraging very high performance and aspirations it is important to look specifically at high performance too.”

    He found a “very striking” rise in the number of top grades relative to the rest of London in 2012. “If this is really a result of Michelle Obama’s interventions, then it is a big effect,” he said.

    “In general terms: ‘I did this; you could too’, can be a very powerful message if delivered by the ‘right’ person. Michelle Obama was that person, and her words had an effect – you only need to watch the news videos to see that the pupils were genuinely inspired.”

    I believe that it was Michelle Obama’s experience with the students at this school that led her to initiate the Let Girls Learn project. Her work on this will continue long after her husband’s term as president is over, so we can expect these kinds of results to multiply.

    That might seem like a small item in the scheme of things. But I disagree, because I remember something Robert Kennedy said 50 years ago:

    Each time a (wo)man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, s/he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

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  29. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning 😊, Everyone 😆

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