Saturday Open Thread

Happy Saturday, Everyone. Enjoy your weekend and stay safe with family and friends

Colin Kaepernick is a real American

Charlotte, NC - September 18, 2016: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) walks off the field at Bank of America Stadium with his fist up in the air after their game against the Panthers.(Gerry Melendez for ESPN)

Charlotte, NC – September 18, 2016: San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) walks off the field at Bank of America Stadium with his fist up in the air after their game against the Panthers.(Gerry Melendez for ESPN)

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18 Responses to Saturday Open Thread

  1. Ametia says:

    The msm, gop, and yes even dems can all have a stadium FULL OF SEATS.


  2. Liza says:

    There are 175 photos at this link showing what Hurricane Matthew has done so far. It’s the best I’ve seen documenting the storm.

    • eliihass says:

      BBC has had good coverage of it…and the devastation in Haiti has been especially depressing…I think that the deaths are probably under reported … Has to be impossible to accurately track and log such information in a country lacking in even the most basic of infrastructure…data collection and sorting must be mediocre at best…

      Watching the people help each other get to safety has been uplifting…and watching those who made it through, return to their destroyed homes and immediately begin rebuilding as best they can …with corrugated metal sheets…and determined spirits …incredibly inspiring and humbling..

      Hope you’ve heard from all of your family Liza…and everyone is safe…hopefully any damage to property has been minimal too..

      • Ametia says:

        BBC & the Weather channel are providing standup coverage. We certainly aren’t going to get coverage from local stations and cable networks.

        They’re too busy feigning outrage over combed-over POS presidential candidate now to complete their coronation of Hillary Clinton .

        I pray for all the families and victims of this devastating storm. Haiti is taking the hits unlike any other country. The weak and vulnerable need protection from all the power-hungry, GREEDY folks who swoop in pretending to lend a hand with recovery and care and the other out-stretched hand for the $$$$$

      • Liza says:

        TY, Eliihass. The relatives are good, but my sister in Flagler County hasn’t seen her house yet. Flagler County (south of Jax) and all of those beach cities adjacent to and near Jacksonville seem to have gotten the worst of it from what I can tell. And the erosion along the coastline is really bad. There’s a lot of work to do.

        Haiti is in the throes of a humanitarian crisis, and I’m not sure what it will take to get the world to pay attention and stay focused on really helping those folks.

        • eliihass says:

          I know how worried your sister must be about her home Liza, but if there is damage, it can be rebuilt…and as inconvenient and hard as that will be, the most important thing is that they all came out of this alive and unhurt…it could have been so much worse…thank God they’re all ok…we all tend to do a l

      • Liza says:

        I agree, Ametia. I’ve been watching the weather channel and every time I switch over to CNN or MSNBC to see if they’re covering Matthew, all they’ve got on is Trump and his “lewd” comments. What a revelation this must be for the media, that scumbags talk like scumbags. And they’ll keep hammering this nail until the so called debate when we all sit in wide eyed suspense waiting for someone to bring it up.

        This election is so far beyond anything I could ever have imagined as a worst case scenario. I have no words. Hillary will win, then what?

    • Ametia says:

      LOL Mike Pence has already stepped into the SHITPILE.

      He can’t scrub it off his shoes now. That smell will follow him.

      He’s just another dumb, white man who got where he is because he’s white & male.

  3. Ana Navarro tore Trump’s surrogate a new one. Whew lawd! She’s kicking ass and taking names.

    • eliihass says:

      For 8 long years SG, I’ve watched Ana Navarro – unabashed, self-serving Rebuplican operative, Jeb Bush ‘confidante’ and Marco Rubio bestie ….co-sign and actively participate in the non-stop tarring and innuendo that activated and fuelled the anti-Obama sentiment – and subsequent faux-rage and madness that publicly ensued…starting with her role as part of John McCain’s campaign team against then Senator Obama in 2008..

      For 8 long years I’ve watched as this hostile woman co-signed, smirked and concurred …and even participated in the vicious, baseless and gratuitous attacks on…and dehumanization of the first black FLOTUS…the unelected wife of the historic POTUS..

      As despicable as Trump is, I refuse to be distracted or blinded into amnesia by folks like Ana Navarro who aren’t any better…they are all vile, self-serving…self-interested…self-promoting opportunists…and all lacking in intrinsic decency and integrity …except as periodic contrived superficial tools of manipulation and deceit…to advance a self-interested personal and political agenda and vendetta..

      Ana Navarro is part of the original viciously anti-Obama republican shit-stirrers that gave rise to and helped sustain the very same vile slice of the electorate that now support Trump…a demographic she and her fellow republican operatives would have been doing everything to court and harness support from had one of her preferred candidates Jeb or Marco won their GOP nomination…

      If for nothing it would have been fun also watching Ana Navarro straddle between her loyalties to Jeb or Marco …and supporting the preferred candidate of her 72 year old bofriend Gene Prescott…longtime Clinton pal and fundraiser…

      Unless we somehow missed the memo where everyone got a pass …and it was perfectly acceptable to viciously attack and dehumanize the black FLOTUS…and it wasn’t viewed as despicable or mysoginistic…but we want to now praise these same folks who encouraged, entertained, participated or snickered and turned a blind eye as the unelected black wife of the President who had the nerve to beat Hillary and subsequently her pal McCain, was gratuitously and viciously pummeled for no reason whatsoever other than she was black and married to the President…we want to suspend the truth and pretend that folks like Ana Navarro is somehow a voice of reason or decency…or God help us, even remotely a righteous warrior for women or for goodness of any kind…

      Like many a fellow republican operative, Ana Navarro one of the original virulently anti-Obama activists whose rhetoric, nods and winks helped stoke the flames and helped give rise to the poisonous mindset that gave permission to and now fuels the Trump brigade, belongs right alongside Trump …Ana Navarro being anti-Trump has nothing to do with decency or doing or knowing better…this is what it’s always being for political opportunists like her…convenient self-interest with a dollop of vendetta dumping on the despicable candidate who beat her equally despicable preferred candidate to the nomination …and subsequent place in the corridors of power at the White House…it all about soulless self-interest ..nothing more ..

      Ana Navarro presenting herself as ‘offended’ and opposed to denigration of women or any group of people in general…or as a fierce advocate or defender of women or the oppressed and downtrodden, is if anything, frankly laughable – when not incredibly insulting to those who watched her for years contribute to, and actively help build this toxic environment she now duplicitously and conveniently rages against but would have gleefully mined and justified and exploited if Jeb or Marco were their nominee..

      Don’t fall for the okey-doke fam…our enemies enemy is still not our friend..

      • Ametia says:


        This includes, but is NOT LIMITED to John McCain, Paul Ryan, all these nasty rats can all GO STRAIGHT TO HELL. This is all about them, trying to cover their shameless assess, by showboating to distance themselves from the trash they stored in their own consciousness,

        Way to late, we know and see them ALL. Self-serving, fuckers.

        • eliihass says:

          The manipulation and insult to folks’ intelligence is so brazen Ametia…

          Do people even remember that these were the original instigators and founders of this demographic and foul mindset and movement that got Trump nomination…but watch them all acting so righteous and offended and fake clutching their pearls…including John McCain who inflicted Sarah Palin on us for his own political expediency…country be damned…

          And who can forget that John McCain called his own wife the ‘c’ word…but hey, let’s just pretend that this is just about crass Trump and ‘love of country’…

          Who are all these neocons really fooling..?

      • Ametia says:

        Seriously, as if we would take any creditable CUES from these QUICK-CHANGE ARTIST!

  4. rikyrah says:

    I am going to work today, but it’s all good. Beautiful Fall day.
    If you have the time, watch Luke Cage on Netflix. 😊

  5. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning ☺, Everyone 😉

  6. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone. Make it an enjoyable & safe day.

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