Saturday Open Thread

Happy Saturday, Everyone.


Serena Williams defeats sister Venus at the Australian Open to win record 23rd grand slam title.


Serena Williams lifts aloft the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup for the seventh time. Photograph: Aaron Favila/AP


Serena Williams, right, and her sister Venus smile together after Serena won their women’s singles final. Photograph: Dita Alangkara/AP

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37 Responses to Saturday Open Thread

  1. vitaminlover says:

    Just my humble opinion but I thinks Venus let Serena win. Not saying she couldn’t beat her but I think big sister wanted her little sis to get that record.


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    • Liza says:

      I saw this yesterday about this woman. Well, no one is learning anything new about her lying. Apparently she is afraid to die knowing that if there is a hell she’s going there for eternity. So she recants now to save her soul, or so she thinks.

      I’m sorry she never got what she really deserved here on Earth.


  5. rikyrah says:

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  6. eliihass says:

    “…Among business people and the political class, Republicans on the Hill, that I’ve spoken to, just a great sense of being unnnerved..unnerved at the instability…sense of chaos and incompetence…”

    “…He sells things that are false all the time…is it because he’s an Orwellian figure ..twisting words to exercise power and control people’s minds..? Or is he a 5year old who has ego needs that need to be fed ..and the universe has to work around his ego needs so he can feel good about himself and people have to produce pictures to make the Monarch feel like he’s met his goals…distortion needs ego fed all the time…”

    “…I hear rumblings {among Rebuplicans on the Hill}, and I hope rumblings lead to backbone…”

    “>.>…American project weirdly under threat…He lives up there and Steve Bannon runs policy down here….that would have a Berlusconi destabilizing effect on our culture …I do think he’s a fundamentally unstabilizing force and the people sworn to hold up the constitution are going to have to take some measures…”<<<<

    -David Brooks

    "…When you become a punchline 30 hours in, in Dallas, among ice hockey fans, that portends a problem…" -Mark Shields


  7. eliihass says:

    “…As a businessman, Donald J. Trump was a serial fabulist whose biggest-best boasts about everything he touched routinely crumbled under the slightest scrutiny. As a candidate, Mr. Trump was a magical realist who made fantastical claims punctuated by his favorite verbal tic: “Believe me.”

    Yet even jaded connoisseurs of Oval Office dissembling were astonished over the last week by the torrent of bogus claims that gushed from President Trump during his first days in office.

    “We’ve never seen anything this bizarre in our lifetimes, where up is down and down is up and everything is in question and nothing is real,” said Charles Lewis, the founder of the Center for Public Integrity and the author of “935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity,” a book about presidential deception.

    It was not just Mr. Trump’s debunked claim about how many people attended his inauguration, or his insistence (contradicted by his own Twitter posts) that he had not feuded with the intelligence community, or his audacious and evidence-free claim that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote only because millions of people voted for her illegally.

    For students of Mr. Trump’s long business career, there was much about President Trump’s truth-mangling ways that was familiar: the mystifying false statements about seemingly trivial details, the rewriting of history to airbrush unwanted facts, the branding as liars those who point out his untruths, the deft conversion of demonstrably false claims into a semantic mush of unverifiable “beliefs.”

    Mr. Trump’s falsehoods have long been viewed as a reflexive extension of his vanity, or as his method of compensating for deep-seated insecurities. But throughout his business career, Mr. Trump’s most noteworthy deceptions often did double duty, serving not just his ego but also important strategic goals. Mr. Trump’s habitually inflated claims about his wealth, for example, fed his self-proclaimed image of a business genius even as they attracted lucrative licensing deals built around the Trump brand.

    Doris Kearns Goodwin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who has written about Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson, said in an interview that Mr. Trump’s brazen willingness to deny “objective reality” had, if nothing else, succeeded in diverting public attention from matters of more lasting consequence, like his flurry of executive orders. “I don’t know that he is doing it strategically,” she said, “but it certainly had the impact of a magician’s sleight of hand.”

    Deception, dissembling, exaggeration — what Fortune magazine called his “astonishing ability to prevaricate” — has deep roots in Mr. Trump’s business career. In innumerable interviews over the years, Mr. Trump glibly inflated everything from the size of his speaking fees to the cost of his golf club memberships to the number of units he had sold in new Trump buildings. In project after project, he faced allegations of broken promises, deceit or outright fraud, from Trump University students who said they had been defrauded, to Trump condominium buyers who said they had been fleeced, to small-time contractors who said Mr. Trump had fabricated complaints about their work to avoid paying them.

    The price Mr. Trump paid for this record of prevarication was modest and manageable. His lawyers quietly settled cases when necessary, almost always after binding plaintiffs to secrecy. Some major banks and law firms quietly pulled back from doing or seeking business with the Trump Organization. Skeptical judges turned away his libel suit against a journalist who wrote a book calling into question the amount of his wealth. But usually, by the time the truth caught up, Mr. Trump had moved on to the next big thing…”


  8. Ametia says:

    BET is airing ” The New Edition Story” Parts 1-3 repeat 4:10 p.m. CT


  9. rikyrah says:

    Congratulations to Serena Williams. She has passed Graf. Next is tying Court.

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  11. Ametia says:

    News-WEAK Ya’ll


  12. OMG! I saw Hidden Figures with my daughter & sis last night. So awesome. It was more white people in the theater than black. Old, young and middle aged. I heard voices behind me on both sides call the arrogant white blond in the movie a real bitch.

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  14. Ametia says:

    dropping this right here


  15. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone.


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