Saturday Open Thread

I hope that you are enjoying this weekend with family and friends.

I want you to laugh today, so here’s some videos from KevOnStage.

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84 Responses to Saturday Open Thread

  1. vitaminlover says:

    Food for thought–Chimp is still shaken by the smackdown he received from President Obama at the White House correspondents dinner and then Seth Myers piled on and finished him off. I bet that rolls through his mind daily! Teeheehee!!

  2. rikyrah says:

    found at TOD:


    Good Saturday to you all

    I wanted to ask for your help. While we all chase the Russia Story, Republicans are planning on repealing the ACA without a budget score, and without showing it to anyone until it is on the floor.


    Get on the phone and leave a message with their local office today and EVERDAY until we win this thing.

    Tell them – NO SECRET BILL, let us publicly debate what it will cost in $$ and in human suffering.

    Show up at their local offices, be brave and be strong.

    Then call 10 people you know and ask them to do the same thing


    Join a Virtual bank from home (where you use a tablet or computer to access names, phone # and a script) and call into TN, AZ, Maine, NV or AK.

    Send me a note if you need links to make these calls. Everyone needs to do this

    Here is our latest update on the Republican plan


    There will be a bill released on Monday that will then go to markup in both Ways and Means and E&C on Wednesday/Thursday. It will more or less be what we saw in the earlier draft, with a few modifications for the worse. It will not be scored and there will probably not be amendments.

    Presuming passage, it will go to the Budget Committee the following week and then to Rules on 3/20 or earlier–with the goal to have it to the Floor of the House on 3/23, which is the 7th anniversary of the passage of the ACA.

    McConnell has committed to put the bill on the floor immediately, with no changes, following a Bryd bath, meaning it will be voted on before the Easter recess (4/7).

    This is far more accelerated timeline than any of us were thinking, and we were assuming we would have process in the Senate (meaning it would go through Senate Committees however that is not the plan). We need to get as much done in the next 2 1/2 weeks as possible.

    Thank you in advance for your help with this issue


  3. rikyrah says:

    Eat, Drink & Be Mary‏ @MWJ1231
    Victoria Brownworth‏ @VABVOX
    I’m the reporter who outed #RoyCohn before he died of #AIDS.
    He was a monster.
    Trump was his protégé.
    Monsters beget monsters.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Laurence Tribe‏Verified account @tribelaw

    Trump adviser Carter Page changes story, now says Trump, despite denial, ordered Ukraine change at RNC after Sessions met w Kislyak there!

  5. rikyrah says:

    Adam Khan‏ @Khanoisseur

    Oh look, Trump just sold a $14.3M condo for $15.8M to a lobbyist for China

    Remember, overpaying for real estate masks buying influence…

  6. rikyrah says:

    Yashar‏Verified account @yashar

    Corey Lewandowski just said on Fox that the Obama admin was listening in on Sessions meeting with Russian Ambassador in his Senate Office.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Kyle Griffin‏Verified account @kylegriffin1

    “Why should we be deported? This is very, very hard.” —Letter from Trump’s grandfather fighting deportation in 1905:

  8. eliihass says:

    And the republicans are as much to blame…and must also be held responsible for this madness..

  9. eliihass says:

    If this is true and he does consent (since the poor guy is in hiding so as not to get poisoned). hopefully our Congress does more than just photo-ops and grandstanding and actually uses the information he validates to move forward with evicting the impostors from the People’s House..

  10. eliihass says:

    A leaky-mouth, undisciplined, shallow, hollow, desperate, very mentally unstable, manipulative, cowardly, narcissist, who’ll never take responsibility and will do anything to distract from factual evidence, and his culpability – while at the same time, whipping up and inciting the hateful dum-dums he exploits, to fight his battles..

  11. eliihass says:


    This is what happens when a self-obsessed, self-promoting narcissist forgets she’s in a town D.C where only 4% of the voters voted for the buffoon on whose Putin-supplied coat tails she rode in on…

    • eliihass says:

      Meanwhile, my always and forever awesome FLOTUS still not missing a beat…still focused on what matters most to her…focused on our young ones, especially the disenfranchised and those forgotten and living in a hostile world where they imagine that if the Ivy League educated historic POTUS and FLOTUS can’t catch a break, how on earth do they even have a fighting chance themselves…And she was there to tell them to shut out the noise, focus, strive …keep their eyes on their goals…

    • eliihass says:

      “…When former first lady Michelle Obama walked into a D.C. high school classroom, the stunned students erupted in tears. One student even darted out of the classroom to regain her composure before she could sit next to her.

      Obama, who still lives in Washington, made a surprise visit Tuesday to Ballou STAY High School – a public alternative high school in Southeast Washington – to speak with 14 students for two hours. Upon arriving, she hugged each of them before taking her seat in the circle.

      “Once she came in, it was an inspirational feeling,” said Alliyah Williams, 18. “She was so sweet and warm. She was like a mom.”

      Mrs Obama had an emotional and heartfelt discussion with the students; There were tears, laughs and lots of hugs.”

      Fuller said one student, 18-year-old Vonte Walker, had never talked about his ambitions in school. Since Obama’s visit, he’s been telling the staff of his college plans.

      “She motivated me,” Walker said.

      Ballou STAY principal Cara Fuller said she learned of the visit an hour before, although the students didn’t know until Obama walked in.

      Fuller said the students ranged in age from 16 to 23. Four have children, some live in shelters, and others had been expelled from previous schools.

      “I think she really just wanted a school and a group of students who are typically counted out to know that they themselves are amazing and wonderful and have the talents that they need to be successful,” Fuller said.

  12. Ametia says:

    Chao says U.S. drivers may face more tolls to raise infrastructure funds

    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao this past week raised the prospect that needed infrastructure improvements may be funded to some extent by imposing tolls on more of the nation’s roads and bridges.
    It was unclear whether she intends to expand tolling on the U.S. interstate system.
    The concept of granting massive tax credits to lure private infrastructure investment was the centerpiece of President Trump’s campaign promise to raise $1 trillion for roads and bridges.
    “To launch our national rebuilding, I will be asking Congress to approve legislation that produces a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure of the United States,” Trump said in Tuesday’s address to a join session of Congress.
    He said the money would be raised “through both public and private capital, creating millions of new jobs.”

    Beyond repeated calls to draw private investment, however, the White House had not reiterated its campaign promise to raise at least of portion of the money through new tolls. Even if investors attracted by the 82 percent tax credit Trump said he hopes to offer, they would expect an additional return on their money, and when it comes to roads and bridges, that cash would come from imposing new tolls.

    • eliihass says:

      Now they want infrastructure after 7 years of blocking well-thought out proposals …

      But the 2nd Mrs McConnell should slow her roll..

      No guarantee they’ll be around for much longer…

  13. eliihass says:

    This is as always, my ever spot-on, insightful and prescient historic FLOTUS in February 2011..

    Yup, February 2011…

    p.s: She’s previewing in an interview what we now know is true…And this was long before the 2016 campaign …and the crazy set of events …and candidates…


    p.s p.s:

    She no, wasn’t reading a prepared speech – and the buffoon was not even being remotely considere …This was just another of her many insightful takes on things…and all from her own unassuming big brain – during a random, light-hearted interview …

    And yet when she repeated the very same things in her speeches during the 2016 campaign, they quickly told folks it was the speechwriter who wrote it for her…

  14. Liza says:

    I saw “Moonlight” yesterday. I can’t remember the last time I was so impressed by a film.

    The Oscars definitely got best picture right this year.

    • eliihass says:

      So, so good to see you back and at it again Lisa…Thank God for a safe and swift recovery..

      • Liza says:

        TY so much, ellihaas. I’m doing really well with recovery. Getting it done and over with was the lifting of a huge burden.

    • eliihass says:

      Thank God…You were in all our prayers, but SG was especially worried when you hadn’t checked …

      Can only imagine how relieved you must be… When you feel ready, hopefully you’ll share a bit more about the procedure and the difference it’s made…

      • Liza says:

        I know, I am so sorry that it was Saturday before I checked in. I was supposed to be home on Friday, but I had a cancelled flight and had to wait until Saturday to get home. At that point the sleep deprivation was far worse than the after effects of the procedure. I wasn’t thinking clearly, I didn’t know it was possible to be that tired.

    • eliihass says:

      In the end, Carter Page – dead or alive – will be key to the implosion and final nail in the coffin of the Putin cartel in our White House.

      He’s already unraveling …and he looks like a man looking for someone to tell some of the many things he knows…

    • Liza says:

      Trump is a certified loon.

      Folks need to be afraid. This guy is the president.

      • eliihass says:

        Even worse than a certified loon…A certified loon surrounded and being worked by various combinations of bad strains of dumb, hate-filled sociopathic White Supremacists, callous, small-minded, village idiot type Jim Crow racists, and all at the mercy of a ruthless short man narcissistic foreign despot, with a major Napoloeon complex, desperate to revive his version of the good old days…and with pile of Kompromat on the buffoon and hill-billies he propelled into America’s White House….kompromat that he’s not even yet been able to use…

      • Liza says:

        Ha ha, only you could describe Trump et al so precisely, eliihass

      • eliihass says:

        LOL Lisa…

        You know as well as anyone how easy it is to describe this really awful bunch …hopefully, at some point we’ll be rid of them all …that’s really what matters more than anything…

    • eliihass says:

      It’s the usual malicious tactic of the right-wingers and the buffoon pretend-president and the Breitbart White Supremacists and Jim Crow racists in his inner circle..

      They get caught in their own crime, lies and pits they dig for other people, but fall into themselves instead…and they lash out and incite hate against others…

    • Ametia says:

      #45 committed an act of war, by hitching himself to white supremacists & RUSSIAN SPIES, for $$$ & POWER

      • eliihass says:

        Thank you..

        These dumb white supremacists and their twisted logic…Anything to justify their hate and reaffirm their silly fragile sense of supremacy…

        Their preferred white buffoon and his cronies brazenly commit treason and continue to be aided by a hostile foreign government, but the former president trying to protect our sovereign nation, our sacred institutions, our Democracy and our fragile union, is somehow the traitor..?

      • Ametia says:

        But MSM is parading folks in front of camera, Republican strategist to warn or caution Dems?


      • eliihass says:

        The media is exasperating …

        Every time you start to think they finally get it …and are on the right path to redeeming themselves – and doing the right thing, they just blow it…

        They step all over the truth and begin to distract and mislead again…

    • vitaminlover says:

      I pray in Jesus Name ALL forms of protection over President Obama including lies, treachery, deceit, scandal , any form of violence, hurt, harm and/or danger . For no weapon formed against him shall prosper . Only with his eyes shall he behold the reward of the wicked (chump)AMEN!!!!

  15. vitaminlover says:

    Good morning, ladies

  16. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😐😐😐

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