Friday Open Thread

TGIF! I thought we’d play a few oldies but goodies–CLASSICS that calls out the deceit, lies, and immoral consciousness.

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83 Responses to Friday Open Thread

  1. rikyrah says:

    kareem simpson ‏@simpson_kareem 8h8 hours ago
    pentagon: “we can’t find the target on radar”
    #NiggerNavy: “now if i go in this water and find it i’m beatin yo ass”

    Hippobottomus ‏@brownlashon 8h8 hours ago
    “please rise for the national anthem”
    “cash money records taking over for tha ’99 and tha 2000”

    THEE Barry S. Naylor ‏@BSNComedy 7h7 hours ago
    Is we in the ocean or is we in the water #NiggerNavy

    Big Homie Abdi ‏@bighomieabdi 8h8 hours ago
    Russia : We hacked yo fucking election
    Obama: Bet. #NiggerNavy pulling up with the Draco

    duRANT. ‏@iDntWearCondoms 9h9 hours ago
    #NiggerNavy *ship breaks down*
    “It’s definitely the alternator”

  2. rikyrah says:

    Conservatives Now Willing to Explode National Debt
    January 6, 2017

    Some of the most conservative members of Congress say they are ready to vote for a budget that would — at least on paper — balloon the deficit to more than $1 trillion by the end of the decade, all for the sake of eventually repealing the Affordable Care Act, the Washington Post reports.

    In a dramatic reversal, many members of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus said Thursday they are prepared later this month to support a budget measure that would explode the deficit and increase the public debt to more than $29.1 trillion by 2026, figures contained in the budget resolution itself.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Woman prosecuted by Jeff Sessions can’t forgive
    11:19 AM ET, Fri January 6, 2017

    Marion, Alabama (CNN) – Evelyn Turner says she still has nightmares about what happened in this small Alabama city more than three decades ago. And it involves President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Jeff Sessions.

    The year was 1985 and Sessions, then a US attorney, prosecuted an infamous voter fraud case that captured the nation’s attention, and had civil rights leaders rallying behind the accused. Known as the “Marion Three,” Turner, her husband Albert, and Spencer Hogue Jr. faced dozens of charges that their attorneys said were racially motivated. Session’s office disputed that, then and now.
    Today, at 80 years old, Turner doesn’t hold back her feelings.

    “I hate him just that bad,” she told CNN. “And he shouldn’t be up for anything, not even a dog catcher.”

    Albert Turner Sr. was a civil rights activist who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. He was King’s field director in Alabama, and began building political power in the black community in Perry County, Alabama, where he formed the Perry County Civic League at a time when segregation was the norm. Evelyn Turner said her husband was devoted to registering blacks to vote, getting more political representation for minorities, more services, and she says, he frequently ran into opposition from the politicians who were used to having Perry County run by their own rules.

    “They didn’t want us to be in charge because there’s more black folks in Perry County than there is white,” Turner said, adding her husband “just wanted equal rights for all citizens.”

  4. rikyrah says:

    David M. Perry


    Note: #FacebookLive attackers charged with a hate crime

    In Idaho, white teens raped a disabled black boy and are not serving time.

  5. A guy from my home town was in that Airport. He’s alright tho. The last I heard this afternoon he told his mom Airport was on lockdown.

  6. Liza says:

    I just read the full prison diary of Dylann Roof. I kid you not, he sounds like every Alt-Right Neo-Nazi Trump supporter in America.— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) January 6, 2017


  7. rikyrah says:

    Trump Attacks on Clinton and CIA Director Brennan Lead us Down a Slippery Slope
    By Hrafnkell Haraldsson on Fri, Jan 6th, 2017 at 8:06 am

    This is a slippery and dangerous slope down which Trump and his surrogates have embarked. This is how dictatorships function, not democracies

    With Donald Trump as their guidepost, there isn’t much Trumpists will hesitate to say. When Sean Hannity used Wikileaks to claim Russian hacking isn’t the scandal but rather “how corrupt the liberal news media is,” he took his cue from Donald Trump.

    Roger Stone, no doubt inspired by Trump’s denigration of US intelligence services is claiming CIA Director John Brennan is a Saudi mole. He tweeted Brennan’s alleged Muslim Brotherhood sympathies back in December with a call to jail him, and what better time to do it than when it is looking more and more like Donald Trump is a Russian mole:

    Obama CIA Director ,pro-Muslim Brotherhood Islamist John Brennan- a proven liar with NO proof of Russian hacking of the 20016 election #jail

    — Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) December 17, 2016

    Appearing on Alex Jones’ InfoWars, he repeated the claim and again called for the jailing of the CIA director, saying Brennan is the “progenitor of” Russian hacking claims and that Brennan “is a mole, a Saudi mole.” It is no coincidence that this claim comes at the same time Trump is saying he will gut the nation’s intelligence agencies, including the CIA.


    This is a slippery and dangerous slope down which Trump and his surrogates have embarked, where facts are punished and lies are the basis of criminal charges. This is how dictatorships function. It is not how the world’s first modern liberal democracy was meant to function.

    Remember, Donald Trump isn’t just suggesting Brennan & Co. are wrong, but that they are inventing the Russia connection out of whole cloth to delegitimize he, Donald Trump. He isn’t accusing Brennan of incompetence. He is accusing him of what amounts to the old charge of Lèse-majesté – of plotting against the reigning monarch.

    This is scary territory for a democracy and people should be fully aware of just how terrifying a spectacle it is as a precedent.

    Donald Trump is just as willing to destroy that democracy to further his ambitions as he is the careers and lives of the people who get in his way, and his followers like Roger Stone, are willing to zealously push any insane scheme to accomplish those goals.

    Remember, witch hunts don’t require evidence either. They require only an accusation.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Trump Meets With Intelligence Community Then Lies To Protect Russia
    By Jason Easley on Fri, Jan 6th, 2017 at 3:26 pm
    President-elect Trump met with the intelligence community on Friday and then released a misleading statement that verged on baseless lies to protect Putin and Russia.

    President-elect Trump met with the intelligence community on Friday and then released a misleading statement that verged on baseless lies to protect Putin and Russia.

    Here is the statement from Trump about the meeting:

    I had a constructive meeting and conversation with the leaders of the Intelligence Community this afternoon. I have tremendous respect for the work and service done by the men and women of this community to our great nation.

    While Russia, China, other countries, outside groups and people are consistently trying to break through the cyber infrastructure of our governmental institutions, businesses and organizations including the Democrat National Committee, there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election including the fact that there was no tampering whatsoever with voting machines. There were attempts to hack the Republican National Committee, but the RNC had strong hacking defenses and the hackers were unsuccessful.

    Whether it is our government, organizations, associations or businesses we need to aggressively combat and stop cyberattacks. I will appoint a team to give me a plan within 90 days of taking office. The methods, tools and tactics we use to keep America safe should not be a public discussion that will benefit those who seek to do us harm. Two weeks from today I will take the oath of office and America’s safety and security will be my number one priority.

    Keeping America safe is Trump’s number one priority. Unless the attacks come from Russia and help Trump, then he is going to defend the attackers who weakened American democracy while looking the other way.

    Trump’s claim that the Russian cyber attacks didn’t influence the election is based on nothing but his own opinion. The Russian attacks did influence the election because the hacked emails dominated the media coverage and melded with Republican conspiracies about Hillary Clinton’s emails to drown out any serious discussion for months on end.

  9. rikyrah says:

    You Wanted Evidence on the Russians?
    by Martin Longman
    January 6, 2017 1:20 PM

    If you we’re paying attention through the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, you probably can’t think of too many people less credible than Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, former CIA Director James Woolsey, or really any neoconservative who was outspoken at the time. That makes it difficult for a lot of progressives to accept them as allies in a dispute with Donald Trump over the quality of the Intelligence Community’s product when assessing Russia’s role in getting Trump elected. That’s totally understandable, and maybe Woolsey quitting the president-elect’s transition team in disgust doesn’t impress you in the least.

    If you need more evidence, try reading Jeremy Ashkenas’s piece in the New York Times. It looks pretty cut and dry that Russian hackers were responsible for the phishing attack against John Podesta. The same accounts were used to hack into the DNC. Most of their activity outside the United States was against targets “in Russia and states formerly in the Soviet Union.” Most of the authors and journalists who were targeted “wrote about Russia, Ukraine and global affairs.” Their nonpolitical targets were mainly military, mostly in the United States, but also in NATO and Syria.

    These aren’t the types of targets that a 14-year-old hacker would come up with, nor a primarily criminal group of operators.

    This doesn’t answer every question, but it settles a lot.

    Now, the next thing to know is if these Russian hackers are the ones who shared this information with Wikileaks. And that appears to be the case, although here we have to go on faith until the IC shows us their work.

    US intelligence has identified the go-betweens the Russians used to provide stolen emails to WikiLeaks, according to US officials familiar with the classified intelligence report that was presented to President Barack Obama on Thursday.

    It stands to reason that the organization that successfully hacked into the DNC and Podesta’s email would be the organization to share the pilfered information with Wikileaks, but it definitely helps to know the actual couriers. The public would like to see more on how they identified them, but that may be something a little too sensitive to divulge. We’ll see what’s in the declassified version of the report when we get it next week. Some people are just inclined to give more credibility to Julian Assange than to our own Intelligence Community, and I can sympathize with that disposition. But you should look deeper in Assange’s record with Russia. Take a look at the long piece by Zack Beauchamp at Vox, for example.

    The next step is to ask whether the Russians tried to get Trump elected or if they they were just looking to cause us embarrassment and hurt our global reputation. Everyone seems to agree that Putin holds a grudge against Hillary Clinton from her time as Secretary of State, but was there a deeper reason than spite and revenge?

    That needs to be explored, but the most damning evidence is in clear sight. It’s what Trump has said, what he has done, who he has hired, the policies he’s proposed, and who he defends, attacks, and chooses to believe or disbelieve.

    In every case, his actions are more in line with what Putin would want than what an American president would want.

    We don’t need to believe the CIA or the NSA or John McCain to believe our own eyes and ears.

  10. rikyrah says:

    What a punk ass bytch

    Paul Ryan Unleashes Security Guards To Prevent Planned Parenthood From Delivering Petitions
    By Jason Easley on Fri, Jan 6th, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Planned Parenthood tried to deliver 87,000 petitions to Speaker of The House Paul Ryan’s office, but they were greeted by six security guards as the leader of “The People’s House” closed his office and refused the petitions.

    Planned Parenthood tried to deliver 87,000 petitions to Speaker of The House Paul Ryan’s office, but they were greeted by six security guards as the leader of “The People’s House” closed his office and refused the petitions.

    The Planned Parenthood Action Fund Twitter account detailed the events:

  11. rikyrah says:

    From Russia With Love: How Republicans Willingly Joined Forces with Three Foreign Adversaries to Undermine American Sovereignty

    Trevor LaFauci
    January 6, 2017

    The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

    On the night of Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration, roughly 15 Republican congressmen and party officials met in the Caucus Room, a high-end Washington, DC establishment, to begin what would be an eight-year battle against President Barack Obama and the Democratic agenda. It was this very meeting that would set the tone for the duration of President Obama’s presidency and would lead unprecedented levels of obstruction, the likes of what our country had never seen. Time and time again, Republicans placed party ahead of country while simultaneously earning back representation, first by retaking the House of Representatives in 2010 and then retaking the Senate in 2014. These tactics earned the ire of Democrats and progressives but Republicans were never in the business of making friends. They simply wanted to do everything in their power to ensure that the country’s first African-American president would be as unsuccessful as possible.

    Including working with our enemies, both foreign and domestic.

    Now, to openly work with our adversaries is outright treason. But Republicans know the power of information and more importantly misinformation in the 21st century. In knowing this, they began embracing a policy of deliberately undermining President Obama in an effort to weaken him and his administration. This policy became clear in 2013 when disgruntled NSA employee Edward Snowden decided to steal 1.7 million documents and distribute classified information to a trio of journalists including notorious Obama critic, Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian while he fled to Hong Kong. While in Hong Kong, Snowden came on the radar of Vladimir Putin who allowed him to meet with Russian representatives and eventually plot safe passage out of Hong Kong. Thanks to financial assistance from Julian Assange in June, Snowden was able to depart Hong Kong to find refuge in Russia, accompanied by Sarah Harrison, a Wikileaks journalist.

  12. Breaking News: Sheriff: Multiple people shot dead at Ft Lauderdale Airport

  13. Liza says:

    NAACP President on Dylann Roof’s Lack of Regret for Massacre: “It’s About the State of America”
    STORY JANUARY 05, 2017

    CORNELL WILLIAM BROOKS: …I grew up in and around Charleston. I’m very familiar with Mother Emanuel Church. And it is, quite simply, heartbreaking to hear the killer, the murderer, one person I refer to as a racial terrorist, refer to the taking of lives in such a cavalier, callous and inhumane fashion and show absolutely no remorse.

    The NAACP stands unapologetically against the death penalty. We do so as a matter of principle. That being said, we support the prosecution and the punishment to the fullest and the firmest extent of the law for someone who has engaged in what we called a hate crime from the very beginning. I recall standing on the sidewalk outside of Emanuel AME Church shortly after nine students of scripture were slain in that church beside—I should say, including the pastor. And I recall referring to the crime, but also talking about the fact that while there’s a climate of caring in the country, there’s also an environment of hate.

    So we’re concerned about Dylann Roof and him being punished. We’re also concerned about the racial animus, the sanitized, homogenized, alt-right atmosphere in the country that is giving rise to this kind of sentiment and driving violent crimes. We’ve seen this around the country. We’ve seen it in the FBI hate crimes statistics. We’ve certainly seen it in the numbers reported out by the Anti-Defamation League. And so, as chilling and as concerning and as alarming as the sentencing phase of the trial of Dylann Roof is, we should be chilled and concerned and alarmed about the state of America, because Dylann Roof may seem like an abhorrent aberration, but we’re concerned that that kind of behavior can be normalized because of the racial animus in the country, the xenophobic attitudes in the country, the homophobic attitudes in the country. The point being here is, we cannot separate the tone and tenor of the last campaign from what’s going on in Charleston even as we speak. And so, the NAACP is standing in firm opposition to both the atmosphere that gave rise to Dylann Roof’s crimes, even as we call for his prosecution and punishment. And so, make no mistake: This is not about the trial of one individual; it’s about the state of America more broadly.

  14. I looked outside and my car windows have ice on them. It’s cold as everything. I hate this!

    29 degrees

  15. This little inhuman beast from hell. Purge this mofo from society.

  16. Ametia says:


    If a married couple is fighting at home and they look outside and see that a guy in an ice cream truck is trying to abduct their child, they don’t keep arguing. There is nothing possibly important enough to keep arguing about when your child is in danger. Or at least there shouldn’t be.

    The guy in the metaphorical ice cream truck is Vladimir Putin. The husband is a Republican, and the wife is a Democrat. The kids are the American people.

    — Trump has been trying to muddy the water, to make the hacking into a political story instead of treating it as a cyber-attack on the United States – despite a bipartisan consensus among serious and thoughtful people that this was the case

  17. Ametia says:

    Watch Key and Peele’s Farewell Address as Obama and His “Anger Translator,” Luther

  18. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😐😐😐

  19. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone.

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