Tuesday Open Thread | Where We Are….

From the Los Angeles Times:

Americans who voted against Trump are feeling unprecedented dread and despair

Dread of the Trump presidency is weighing on many American families.
Dec 21, 2016

I have never seen anything quite like the grief being felt by the majority of American voters who did not vote for Donald Trump.

Back in 1980, there was disappointment among Democrats when Ronald Reagan won. In 2000, after the long Florida recount and the intrusion of the Supreme Court into the decision, there were plenty of upset people who thought Al Gore, not George W. Bush, deserved to be president. But the losing voters in those elections were not despondent. They were not breaking out in tears weeks later. They were not waking up each morning with feelings of dread about what was to come.

This time it is different and, in my experience, unique. This is not simply a case of Hillary Clinton supporters being bad losers. For most of those who feel traumatized by what happened on Nov. 8, this is not about the candidate who won the popular vote, yet lost the election. It is about the candidate who was picked as president by the electoral college on Monday. People are mourning because the fate of their country will now be in the hands of an intellectually disinterested, reckless, mendacious narcissist.

It is not just Democrats. There are plenty of conservatives and Republicans among those feeling depressed. Their party has been captured by a man who has no bedrock belief in any principle; a man whose only allegiance appears to be to himself.

 

I absolutely agree with this.

A youtuber that I listen to says that The Hunger Games are upon us.

I believe that she is correct.

I can be called a political junkie. I accept that I am more involved in politics than the Average American. What I can’t accept is that a group of ignorant people cast their ballots, or didn’t cast a ballot at all and the rest of us must suffer the consequences of their actions, all the while, they’re coming up with excuses about what they did.

This is not 2000, where the left, and their accusations of what they believed George W. Bush would do were just theories.

This is not 2004, where we knew what they were about, in how they had exploited 9/11 and failed to bring this country together. How they used it to try and divide us, and allowed a demonization of Muslims, not only here but around the world to foment.

It’s also not 2000, because it was an internal matter ‘settled’ by one of the branches of the division of powers set forth by the U.S. Constitution. It went against the grain, of all that we knew instinctively, but, we swallowed it.

No. 2016 is something altogether different.

It’s a major political party, in concert, with a foreign power, to undermine the sovereignty of the United States of America. How is that not treason?

They are so utterly consumed with power, that they would allow this country’s sovereignty to be undermined by a foreign country.
They are not loyal Americans. Not in any sense of the word.
So, yes , we are offended as patriotic Americans.

Another reason why we are offended is because WE KNOW the extent of the EVIL in their political will.
There is no guessing as to what they will do.
We see what they will do . We’ve seen what they’ve done on the state level.
They poisoned an American town, and deliberately sabotaged the means by which that town could get recourse.
They stripped away democracy in Michigan.
They voter suppressed Americans.
They are trying to eliminate not only a woman’s right to an abortion, but also birth control, so that she cannot determine for herself when she will have a child.
They are willing to harm MILLIONS of Americans by taking away their healthcare.
The attack on Planned Parenthood is an attack on access to decent, affordable healthcare for millions of low-income women – and they don’t care.
They want to sell off our natural parks to the highest bidder, instead of preserving them for future generations.
They want to get us into untold wars, which will kill our wonderful members of the military.
They want to destroy the American Social Safety Net : Social Security and Medicare.

These aren’t theoretical. These are actual things that they’ve proposed, voted on, and tried to do on a state level.

The only ones holding them off from the Hunger Games have been Senator Harry Reid, when he was Senate Majority Leader, and President Barack Obama.
But, now, with the illegitimate election of a racist, fascist , sexual predator on November 8th….
THIS is the EVIL that you hath brought to us.
These next four years ARE going to be as horrible as we can imagine them to be.
He is stocking his cabinet with people as wretched as himself.

Our very existence is being threatened.
EVERYTHING we take for granted, from safe water, to safe food, to banks being on a leash, to the basic understanding that we should NEVER use nuclear weapons..

All that is out the door.
There is no middle ground here.
There’s nothing that we have in common.
They’re offended that those of us, you know, the MAJORITY OF THE VOTERS WHO VOTED FOR HILLARY CLINTON..

Have absolutely no interest in finding common ground with people’s whose purposes are nothing but evil.

The Muslim Registry?
I don’t think so.
The repeal of Obamacare, which will affect 20 million Americans?
No.
The destruction of Planned Parenthood and the loss of those crucial medical services to women across the country?
No.
The deportation of a million DREAMers from the only country they can remember?
No.
Working with a man, who is racist in word and professional deed as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of this country?
No.
Working with a man, as Secretary of State, whose allegiance is not to this country, but to an oil company?
No.
Working with a woman to dismantle public education, and she tries to sell the sham and fraud of charter schools – looting the public trough for them?
No.
Working with them, as they try and sell that bullshyt infrastructure plan, which is nothing but another privatization of public assets scheme?
No.
There IS no common ground.

And, don’t try the bullshyt of ‘respect the Office of the President.’
We will give him the same amount of respect that the GOP gave to President Barack Obama II over this past 8 years.
The respect of meeting on January 20, 2009, in the midst of the greatest Economic Downturn since the Great Depression and CHOSE ECONOMIC TREASON AGAINST THIS COUNTRY, rather than work with this President to try and correct the economic ship.

EVERYTHING President Obama has achieved, has been IN SPITE OF the GOP, not because they worked with him on anything.

We will show the level of respect that was shown as member upon member of the GOP peddled the unadulterated RACISM of BIRTHERISM, while NONE of the GOP leadership would call these people out. They played fast and cute. Well, we saw you.

We will show the level of respect that was shown when GOP Party member after member, attacked not only this President, BUT HIS ENTIRE FAMILY.
We will show the level of respect that was shown when GOP Senators went against the Precedent that the American PRESIDENT makes foreign policy, and wrote the letter to the mullahs of Iran.

PHUCK.OUTTA.HERE.

With you remotely trying to pull the ‘ respect the Office of the President’.

We are offended by THAT MAN – as a HUMAN BEING.
He offends and disgusts – as a HUMAN BEING.
So, no, take your ‘ respect of the Office’ and shove it.
We have 8 years of receipts, and NOBODY is playing with you.
NOBODY is rolling over for you.

And, the Democrats in office better understand that too.

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73 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | Where We Are….

  1. rikyrah says:

    hat tip-TPV

    Some good news and human kindness! Secret Santa Donates 3,500 Pounds of Steak For Homeless Christmas Dinners.

    Thanks to an anonymous Secret Santa, hundreds of homeless men, women, and children were able to eat a hardy meal for the holidays. A mystery donor gave 3,500 pounds of rib-eye steak to Union Gospel Mission shelter in Seattle, Washington.

    “Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to serve 1,350 children and adults a Christmas feast that included steak, shrimp, a loaded baked potato and some herb roasted carrots!” wrote the organization. “It was quite the merry night at all of our shelters!” Union Gospel Mission has been providing emergency care and services to the homeless community since 1932. Though they reportedly serve about 1,000 meals a week to people living in property, the steak was a rare treat. “This meal means a lot – it’s the first Christmas I’m sitting down having a sober meal with my kids and new sisters and making new memories,” said one of the guests.

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  2. rikyrah says:

    Chris Christie Doesn’t Understand His Fate
    by Martin Longman
    December 27, 2016 1:55 PM

    Chris Christie is back in New Jersey and badly wounded. He just failed to convince the legislature to relax ethics laws to allow him to profit from writing a book. Gonorrhea and chlamydia are more popular than he is in the Garden State, and the series of public humiliations he’s endured from the Trump camp since the election have been enough to make the Cleveland Browns blush.

    At one time, he was in charge of the Trump transition team, but that plum position was yanked and his loyalists were largely purged from the lists. It was a predictable end if you knew that Christie had gone out of his way to humiliate the father of Trump’s son-in-law when he prosecuted him in 2005. The experience was traumatic enough for Jared Kushner, who was then working in the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, that he gave up his aspirations to become a prosecutor himself.

    ………………………….

    Yet, Christie is still in deep denial about what has happened to him, and why.

    Mr. Christie still believes he has a political future nationally. He wants to write a book and his friends have been telling people in New Jersey that the governor expects Mr. Trump to eventually come around to him. According to their scenario, the White House management team of Jared Kushner, Stephen K. Bannon and Reince Priebus will be a disaster and Mr. Christie will be tapped as the skilled manager, like David Gergen, the former aide to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan who swooped in to steady Bill Clinton’s administration after a raucous first year.

    It could very well be that Trump’s first team is a disaster and that he’ll be looking to bring in some savior to rescue his presidency, but his son-in-law is not going to get dumped for the guy who put his father in prison and held a press conference to make it as brutal as he could make it.

    “It is incredibly humiliating for a man of Mr. Kushner’s power and prestige to say in an open court, to say three times, guilty as charged,” Christie said during a news conference at the time.

    I would not be shocked in the least to see Attorney General Jeff Sessions overseeing the prosecution of Christie for Bridgegate or some other transgression. I definitely see it as more likely than Christie ever getting invited into Trump’s inner circle or to become his chief of staff.

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  3. rikyrah says:

    The way things come full circle.
    I mourn Carrie Fisher.
    Just called Peanut’s Grandmother and told her to tell Peanut that ‘ Chanel #3’s mother has died.’
    Her connection to Carrie Fisher is through her daughter, Billie Lourd, who is in Scream Queens.

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  4. rikyrah says:

    Found this at BJ:

    Friendly reminder that Leia has lost her adoptive parents, entire planet, father, husband, son and been abandoned by her brother and yet has never been tempted by the dark side even once.

    Take notes, Skywalker boys.
    Y’all weak as shit.

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  5. rikyrah says:

    January 2, 2017 Issue
    Michelle Obama and Us

    The tenure of a First Lady who leaves the White House as one of the most popular political figures in recent memory.

    The reason why I said yes was because I am tired of being afraid,” Michelle Obama told a crowd in Council Bluffs, Iowa, during the State Fair, in August of 2007, explaining why she had signed on to a long-shot campaign to elect her husband, Barack Obama, President of the United States. She stood in a middle-school gym, surrounded by a mostly white audience that was only beginning to know her husband and had an even vaguer idea of who she was. The stage was a small, low platform, but Obama, dressed in black pants and T-shirt, with her hair pulled back in a bun, occupied it like a dancer, punctuating her seven-minute address with appealing turns and pauses, as her listeners responded. The decision to run, she said, had not been an easy one, particularly with two young daughters, and as she and her husband discussed it with others she had noticed a common theme. “They were afraid,” she said. There was “fear that we might lose. Fear that he might get hurt. Fear that this would be ugly. Fear that it would hurt our family.”

    Nine years later, Michelle Obama ends her time as First Lady as one of the most popular political figures in recent memory. So it’s worth looking back on those fears, both to take the measure of her accomplishments and as a reminder of a certain national capacity for blindness. In a recent interview with Vogue, she said that, as a teen-ager on the South Side of Chicago, she had been told at school that she wasn’t “Princeton material.” During that first campaign, Obama, a graduate of Princeton and of Harvard Law, heard that she was not First Lady material. She was “angry,” “abrasive,” “nontraditional,” too big, too black, not someone Americans were “ready” for—not a lady, like Cindy McCain, the wife of her husband’s eventual Republican rival. When, in February of 2008, in a rare misstep, Obama said that her husband’s success in the early primaries had meant that “for the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country, because it feels like hope is really making a comeback,” Mrs. McCain let it be known that she would never say such a thing. Following an event at which Michelle joked about Barack’s breakfast-making skills, Maureen Dowd wrote, in the Times, “Many people I talked to afterward found Michelle wondrous. But others worried that her chiding was emasculating.”

    Sometimes, the message came in the form of a hint, but often it came in an outright slur. Future scholars of American conspiracy theories may be puzzled by the bizarre case of the “Whitey tape.” In the spring of 2008, there were widespread, and false, rumors of a video in which Michelle, furious (or whining, or scheming, or smug), used that word to incite a black audience and promised racial revenge. Referring to the tape, the Republican operative Roger Stone told Fox News, “I believe a network has it.” Stone later became an adviser to Donald Trump. While the birther movement, which Trump championed, painted Barack Obama as foreign, there was an effort to confine Michelle to a very American place: the ghetto.

    There were echoes of that assumption even when the intent was to praise her. “Michelle Obama is by now so well assimilated that she can wear a dress and pearls that are photocopies of the clothes and jewels worn by Jackie Kennedy—and pull it off with grace and panache,” Newsweek observed in March, 2008, as if being a facsimile would, for someone like Obama, be the pinnacle of success. After eight years in which she has been acclaimed as an author of style, that sounds absurd……

    Her success in the White House has had as much to do with her comfort with herself as with what might be her central precept: never believe that there is a room you have no right to walk into. It’s a message that she has delivered in speeches at historically black colleges and in her mentorship of girls. It has also come across in her work, with Jill Biden, to support military families. As the stages got bigger, Obama’s oratory became more dominant and yet, at the same time, more intimate. In one of her enduring speeches, given at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, she revisited her fears that the Presidency would change her husband. What she had realized, she said, was that power doesn’t change who you are—“it reveals who you are.”……..

    Her iconoclasm gains strength from its fusion with irreproachability. She has been cheerfully scrupulous about White House traditions and rituals, including such niceties as designing what will be known as the Obama China. The trim color is Kailua Blue, an homage to the waters off Honolulu, where her husband grew up. She brought out the new china for tea with Melania Trump, two days after the election. “Melania liked Mrs. O a lot!” President-elect Trump tweeted afterward. Indeed, Melania, in her Convention speech, had photocopied Michelle.

    In Council Bluffs, Obama said, “I don’t want my girls to live in a country, in a world based on fear.” At the time, Malia was nine; Sasha was six. Obama was still imagining what the future held for her daughters, and for the daughters of all Americans, when she said, in a speech in October, that Trump’s comments about women had “shaken me to my core.” She became one of Hillary Clinton’s most tireless advocates in the final weeks of the campaign. Given the outcome, there may be something melancholy about the echoes of the Iowa speech in the pleas she made to voters, urging them not to give in to the fears that Trump’s candidacy thrived on. Perhaps they did. But no one should doubt that Michelle Obama’s courage has left an indelible mark. Her time as First Lady changed this country and clarified its vision. And she has been one of the revelations. ♦

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  6. Breaking News: CNN reporting Actress Carrie Fisher is dead at age 60

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  7. rikyrah says:

    Listening to the Star Wars soundtrack 😥😥😥

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  8. rikyrah says:

    Facing Down Laughably Hypocritical Demands We Respect Republican Donald Trump
    By Unshaken Defiancerss
    POLITICS

    I don’t think so. Nope, not after how the GOP treated Obama as they did. Fox News. Trump himself went birther. I will show Donald Trump all the respect the racist bankrupt and crooked real estate shyster shows Muslims, Islam, Mexicans, immigrants and others simply not as white and (allegedly) wealthy as he.

    Chicago Tribune

    But no president in our nation’s history has ever been castigated, condemned, mocked, insulted, derided and degraded on a scale even close to the constantly ugly attacks on Obama. From the day he assumed office — indeed, even before he assumed office — he was subjected to unprecedented insults in often the most hateful terms.

    He has been accused of being a “secret Muslim” and born in Kenya, of being complicit with the Muslim Brotherhood, of wearing a ring bearing a secret verse from the Quran, of having once been a Black Panther, of refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, of seeking to confiscate all guns, of lying about just about everything he has ever said, ranging from Benghazi to the Affordable Care Act to immigration, of faking Osama bin Laden’s death and of funding his campaigns with drug money

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    • Ametia says:

      Now the GOP, that orange POS & his supporters have looked up the definition of RESPECT?

      We obviously aren’t using the same dictionary. GTFOH ALL THE WAY OUTTA HERE.

      NEVER.GOING.TO.BE.MY.PRESIDENT

      NEVER

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  9. rikyrah says:

    Carrie Fisher has died.

    “It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8:55 this morning,” Family spokesman Simon Halls said in a statement. “She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.”

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    • Ametia says:

      RIP, Carrie. Condolences to the family.

      2016 is going out, just like it came in, with the deaths of some of our mot cherished, talented, and beloved fellow American.

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  10. Folks need to quit…

    yall-got-anymore-of-them-days-off

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  11. I can’t find my charger to my phone. I’m going to be in trouble in a minute….

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  12. Ametia says:

    Chuck Schumer AIN’T SHIT

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  13. rikyrah says:

    Media Alert:

    The Kennedy Center Honors is on tonight on CBS, beginning at 9pm EST.

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  14. rikyrah says:

    This Is Not Woodstock
    by Martin Longman
    December 27, 2016 10:59 AM

    The guy would be named Boris.

    Donald Trump’s inaugural committee is having no problems finding celebrities to attend his inauguration because that’s not who the committee is looking for, Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn said Tuesday.

    “Not at all,” Epshteyn, the inaugural committee communications director, told CNN. “You know, this is not Woodstock. It’s not Summer Jam. It’s not a concert. It’s not about celebrities. As Donald Trump tweeted himself, it’s about the people. That’s what we’re concentrated on.”

    I suggest that we adopt “This Is Not Woodstock” as the unofficial name of Trump’s inauguration and associated balls. It works on every level that we need it to work on, and you can probably make a killing if you print up a bunch of hats, pins, and t-shirts and sell them in D.C. during the festivities.

    The mouth-breathers will embrace it for its explicit rejection of patchouli and Birkenstocks and all the values associated with modernism. The rest of us will get the joke that this will be the unhippest, uncoolest, least worthy celebratory gathering in national history.

    The joke will still be on us, unfortunately, but at least we’ll get a laugh out of it.

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  15. Ametia says:

    So the Root is PEDDLING this GARBAGE

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  17. Ametia says:

    FLOTUS didn’t want NO PARTS of your AZZ, Missy Sally!!

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  19. Black Girls Rock!!

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  25. rikyrah says:

    The shade…the shade….

    D.L. Hughley Comments on White Complaining: ‘You’ve Wasted Your Whiteness’
    By Ricky Riley – December 23, 2016

    During the Dec. 21 edition of comedian D.L. Hughley’s radio program, Hughley comments on conservatives claim that the Left wants to strip power from the white establishment.

    The outspoken comedian and writer said that white people have essentially wasted their white privilege for wanting to return to the “good old days.”

    “If you are broke and you are white, you have wasted your whiteness … [And] it’s spoiled. You’ve tainted it.”

    His rant aimed at the white working class was sparked by Bill O’Reilly’s claim that the Left wants to get rid of the Electoral College to weaken the “white establishment.”

    “Talking Points believes this is all about race,” O’Reilly said during the Dec. 20 telecast of “The O’Reilly Factor.” “The Left sees white privilege in America as an oppressive force that must be done away with. The Left wants power taken away from the white establishment. … Taking voting power away from the white precincts is the quickest way to do that.”

    However, Hughley believes white people’s frustration and commitment to upholding white supremacy is a reflection of their own personal shortcomings.

    “But your assertion is to make America great is to roll it back to the industrial age. You want to bring factories back rather than learn,” Hughley says. “If your a– can’t buy a house in the Rust Belt, you did something wrong. They talk about the white working class, … You blew it.

    “If the white working class is not working, they weren’t working when they were supposed to. In other words, they weren’t educating themselves.”

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  26. Look at this ISH, y’all

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  27. rikyrah says:

    Woman charged with hate crime after stabbing transgender man who offered his train seat in Harlem

    A Manhattan woman stabbed a transgender man who had offered her a seat on a Harlem subway Christmas night after declaring, “I don’t want to sit next to black people,” police sources said.

    Stephanie Pazmino, 30, was riding a southbound No. 4 train with her cousin by 125th St. and Lexington Ave. at about 11:05 p.m. when Ijan DaVonte Jarrett, 44, who is black, offered to give up his seat. She refused, then told her cousin in Spanish that she didn’t want to sit next to a black person, sources said.

    “I got up anyway and said to her that she didn’t have to sit next to me,” said Jarrett, a hairstylist on his way home from a Christmas Day job in Bayonne. “I took a seat across from her and just forgot all about it.”

    When Pazmino got up to leave the train, she started punching him, he said. He didn’t realize he was being stabbed, he said, until another man rushed in to help.

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  28. rikyrah says:

    Netanyahu Brought This on Himself
    by Martin Longman
    December 26, 2016 12:30 PM

    Donald Trump can change our nation’s foreign relations with Israel, but he can’t undo the latest UN Security Council Resolution condemning Israel’s settlement activity in East Jerusalem and the West Bank as “a flagrant violation under international law” that is “dangerously imperiling the viability” of a two-state solution. The Security Council voted unanimously, 14-0 with the United States abstaining, and then broke out in self-congratulatory applause.

    Nancy Pelosi gently criticized the vote, while Chuck Schumer said, “It is extremely frustrating, disappointing and confounding that the administration has failed to veto this resolution.” But their discomfort won’t change the result, either.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should look in the mirror before he criticizes anyone else. It would have been one thing if he had limited himself to playing the role of bad cop to Obama’s good cop as the U.S. negotiated a nuclear agreement with Iran. But he came to Washington and addressed Congress in an attempt to sabotage the negotiations. That was an extraordinary display of disrespect, and it removed any leg he had to stand on as he accuses the president of betrayal.

    More broadly, Israel needs to consider the unanimity of global opinion now arrayed against it.

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  29. rikyrah says:

    The lament of sadness in this one got to me:

    Elie says:
    December 26, 2016 at 12:55 pm
    @LAC:

    LOL — I hear ya…

    Its all I can do sometimes to keep from that….

    After almost two months, I remain inconsolable — stuck on the now proven fact that a significant number of white people who I had considered my countrymen and women, wish me to have permanent second or third tier status so that they can rule — yes, rule, this country without any fairness, balance or justice. I kick myself because every black person should never forget this — ever.

    That a decent majority of white people will never accept equality or justice for anyone but themselves. After years and years of effort, after a civil war, the majority of them still can’t do it. Its hard to know how to fight this since there already has been so much effort and here we still are…

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  30. rikyrah says:

    For this comment, I say AMEN:

    LAC says:
    December 26, 2016 at 11:51 am
    @Morzer: I am not doing the magical negro show for people who think that people like me deserve to be drowning in shit or that their boats are the only ones that float while ones with people of color and LGBT need to be weighed down with rocks in order for things to be fine for them. If that makes me cowardly, fine.

    I have lived in predominately white communities, worked in predominately white organizations, and am married to a white man. I am out there, a typical, boring black woman who pays her taxes, volunteers, loves to cook (and eat :)) can have a intense conversation about Westworld the movie and the series, loves shoes (too much for my husband’s taste, but he buys too many sneakers, so there) and who still cries at the end of Monsters Inc, West Side Story, Terms of Endearment ( I know, but I can’t help it) In other words, there is more to me than my skin color.

    I also head up a division and go to meetings where someone can barely hide their surprise that the voice they heard on the phone is the person speaking with them. I even had someone tell me that they thought i would be taller – uh, yeah, that chestnut. The gender/color thing is something that is a part of my working life.

    I say all this because there are tons of nerdy POCs out there, like me, who are being othered but at the same time being told that we need to dial back down and focus on reaching out to people who are fundamentally incapable of seeing us as a part of this country, and see us as stereotypes that need to be pushed back into the 50s. I will fight for ideals that a true progressive movement stands for and the gains that the Obama administration made and tried to make these last 8 years. While I am not naive enough to believe that it will be easy (it never is for us), I am not also naive enough to believe that we will not leave a good size swath of those people behind. To them, I can only just shrug and say “You do you, boo.”

    My “indulgent” rant for 2016.

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  31. rikyrah says:

    Some interesting comments from BJ….this one from Kay….if the MSM doesn’t get the story it wants, it moves on until they can get the story…..

    Kay says:
    December 26, 2016 at 9:14 am
    My son was working at a hospital in Toledo Thursday night, fixing their…electricity (I suppose) and he and his mates went to a bar after work. Toledo has “a lot” of Syrian refugees (compared to some other places) partly because Toledo has a Syrian community that has been there since the 1920’s. An NPR team came into the bar and asked them what they thought about the refugees and they either don’t know about it or don’t care. One of them has bedbugs in his apartment complex so they started this thing about bedbugs- can someone do something about the bedbugs? He said the reporter couldn’t get them to focus on the Syrian refugee threat what with the bedbug threat as a clear and present danger so they ended the interview – probably off to find angrier people :)

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  32. rikyrah says:

    Morning Everyone😃😃😃

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  33. #Netanyahu got his ass cold cocked. That’s what he gets for going behind Potus back to speak to Congress & criticizing a president in his own country. Fuck you!

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  34. Wah Wah Wah …..STFU #Netanyahu

    Israel threatens to give Trump ‘evidence’ that Obama orchestrated UN resolution

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/israel-threatens-to-give-trump-evidence-that-obama-orchestrated-un-resolution/ar-BBxAxCJ?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=U348DHP

    Israel has escalated its already furious war with the outgoing US administration, claiming that it has “rather hard” evidence that President Barack Obama was behind a critical UN security council resolution criticising Israeli settlement building, and threatening to hand over the material to Donald Trump.

    The latest comments come a day after the US ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, was summoned by Netanyahu to explain why the US did not veto the vote and instead abstained.

    The claims have emerged in interviews given by close Netanyahu allies to US media outlets on Monday after the Obama administration denied in categorical terms the claims originally made by Netanyahu himself.

    However, speaking to Fox News on Sunday, David Keyes – a Netanyahu spokesman – said Arab sources, among others, had informed Jerusalem of Obama’s alleged involvement in advancing the resolution.

    “We have rather iron-clad information from sources in both the Arab world and internationally that this was a deliberate push by the United States and in fact they helped create the resolution in the first place,” Keyes said.

    Doubling down on the claim a few hours later the controversial Israeli ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, went even further suggesting it had gathered evidence that it would present to the incoming Trump administration.

    “We will present this evidence to the new administration through the appropriate channels. If they want to share it with the American people, they are welcome to do it,” Dermer told CNN.

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  35. Good morning, everyone!

    Whew lawd! Rikyrah pulled out the paddle on Trump and the GOP. Nasty. Filthy. Ass whupping.

    spanking smiley Pictures, Images and Photos

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