Saturday Open Thread

Happy Saturday, Everyone. Stay safe, be joyful, and enjoy your weekend with family & friends.

Americans put Trump in the Oval Office. What does that say about the country?

By Colbert I. King

The vaudeville show that’s running at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue didn’t book itself into the White House. Nearly 63 million Americans sent that burlesque comedy with headliner Donald Trump to Washington. That 66 million other voters thought otherwise is beside the point. Trump didn’t anoint himself president. Millions put him in office.

What does that tell us about the country?

Was hatred of President Barack Obama, fear of Hillary Clinton, outrage over America’s perceived direction enough to transfer the reins to Trump?

Read the rest at the link above. Some of the comments are GEMS.

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32 Responses to Saturday Open Thread

    • Liza says:

      Yeah, isn’t it interesting that McCain received such excellent treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, yet he’s willing to vote to deny healthcare to tens of millions of people.

  1. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “In Times of Division, Finding Refuge—And Fighting Back—Through Art”

  2. My brother’s grandbaby loves him so much and very concerned about him since my bro has been feeling a little sick lately. DJ was ready to go to the store with my oldest and his aunt, then he asked “who’s going to stay with PaPa”? His aunt and my oldest answered “no one, he’ll be ok”. Then DJ asked “is he going to be brave”? 😍😍😍

  3. yahtzeebutterfly says:
    Published on Jul 13, 2017
    Rev. Dr. William J. Barber and interfaith clergy rally on Capitol Hill to protect the 22 million Americans who could lose their health insurance coverage if Congress passes the GOP’s Better Care Reconciliation Act.

  4. yahtzeebutterfly says:
    The St. Luke Penny Savings Bank

    “First we need a savings bank. Let us put our moneys together; let us use our moneys; let us put our money out at usury among ourselves, and reap the benefit ourselves. Let us have a bank that will take the nickels and turn them into dollars.”
    -Maggie L. Walker
    Independent Order of St. Luke Annual Convention
    August 20, 1901

    At the 1901 annual convention of the Independent Order of St. Luke (IOSL), Maggie Walker laid out her goals for her organization, including the formation of a bank, an emporium, a newspaper, and a factory. Of these objectives, the creation of a bank was foremost in her mind. Banks represented the pinnacle of financial achievement to many people. To Walker, a bank would combat the oppressive conditions of racial segregation while encouraging economic independence and thrift in the black community. Relegated to second-class citizenship, African Americans were denied rights in all aspects of life: education, employment, politics, and business. Walker’s bank, along with other black-owned businesses, provided spaces to conduct business away from the racism and harsh treatment often found in white-owned businesses.

  5. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Excerpt from article linked in tweet:

    The remarkable story of Africans in St. Augustine began with the founding of the city itself in 1565, when Pedro Menendez landed here, along with his crew that included three Africans. The first free black settlement in the U.S. was established in St. Augustine in 1738 at Fort Mose.

    St. Augustine also played a significant role in the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s. Local demonstrations began with a sit-in at a local Woolworth’s lunch counter in 1960, and many heroes of the civil rights movement, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came here to lead protests along with the leaders of St. Augustine’s black community. These struggles were an integral part of Dr. King’s nationwide campaign that resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and it largely defines St. Augustine as an important place for Black history.

  6. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    What were they thinking?!!

  7. Good morning, everyone. Here’s a real cowboy for you. So adorable.

  8. Ametia says:
  9. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone. Spending this beautiful summer day up north.

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