Sunday Open Thread

I hope you enjoy this weekend with family and friends.

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    • majiir says:

      Who would have thought that a president his strongest supporters call a “strong leader” would be working the phones behind the scenes, begging an NFL owner to make his players stand during the national anthem? Trump’s supporters are his gullible tools who believe a weak POTUS is a “strong leader.”

  1. rikyrah says:

    Stephen Curry’s social status doesn’t take away from the message
    8:29 PM ET

    OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is very much aware that he lives a life most people can’t relate to. But he made it abundantly clear that it doesn’t mean he can’t be a voice for those people.

    In an interview with ESPN, the two-time MVP said it’s disturbing when his critics deem him unqualified for speaking out on social injustice because of his wealth and global stature.

    Individuals who share that opinion visited Curry’s social media platforms in large numbers to let their feelings be known following President Donald Trump’s tweet “withdrawing” Curry and the Warriors’ White House invitation.

    “I’ve heard a lot of backlash from this whole thing last weekend about how much money we make and ‘what are we complaining about?’ and ‘we’re in a bubble, we don’t have the same struggles and stresses of life [compared] to other people,'” Curry said. “And, obviously, I come from a privileged background with my dad playing in the NBA. I’m not denying that, but the majority of the NBA players come from the same backgrounds and socioeconomic situations that these criticisms are coming from.

    “It gets lost. We have families. We’ve got people around us that are going through the same thing. How that all kind of takes shape is ridiculous to me — trying to minimize what we’re talking about because we have money. That doesn’t make any difference to us. And hopefully with that money, we can do a lot of good with it. We still have family and people that we are connected to, that we feel what real life is like.”

  2. Racist trash Joe Walsh who don’t pay for child support for his own offspring found a opportunity to call Obama a “nigger” in a tweet. M-Fer!

  3. rikyrah says:

    Ryan won’t guarantee every middle class person will get a tax cut under Trump proposal

    Source: The Hill

    BY REBECCA SAVRANSKY – 10/01/17 11:07 AM EDT

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Sunday wouldn’t guarantee that every middle class person would get a tax cut under President Trump’s tax reform proposal.

    “That’s the purpose of doing this,” Ryan said on CBS’s “Face The Nation.” “The purpose of this is to get a middle class tax cut.”

    Ryan was pressed on whether that was a guarantee that every middle class person would get a tax cut under the president’s plan. “Well, I don’t know every single person’s little, small problem or issue,” he said.

    Ryan said the purpose of the tax reform plan is to lower middle class taxes. “So yes, people are going to get tax cuts. How big are those tax cuts? That depends on the individual,” he said.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Johnson Says Health Care and Food Are ‘Privileges’
    October 1, 2017 at 11:40 am EDT

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told a group of high school students “that they don’t have a right to health care, food and shelter,” WISN reports.

    Said Johnson: “I think it’s probably more of a privilege.”

    He added: “Do you consider food a right? Do you consider clothing a right? Do you consider shelter a right? What we have as rights is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Past that point, we have the right to freedom. Past that point is a limited resource that we have to use our opportunities given to us to afford those things.”

  5. Liza says:

    Bernie Sanders posted this video. The tax attorney is a cyberspace friend of mine, so I’m promoting him. :)

  6. Liza says:

    Taking A Knee, Standing for Justice
    ColumnSEPTEMBER 28, 2017
    By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan

    A year ago last August, a courageous athlete named Colin Kaepernick took a stand — by refusing to stand. The San Francisco 49ers star quarterback sat through the national anthem before an NFL game. “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he told “This is bigger than football. … There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder,” he added, referring to the growing number of African-American men gunned down by police with impunity. Much like Rosa Parks, Colin Kaepernick sat down and refused to get up. And like Rosa Parks on that Montgomery bus more than 60 years ago, Colin Kaepernick has sparked a movement.

    “What Colin did was not an attack on the anthem. It was not an attack on the military. It was not even an attack on police. It was an attack on injustice,” Dr. Harry Edwards said on the “Democracy Now!” news hour. Edwards wrote the seminal book “The Revolt of the Black Athlete,” just reissued on the 50th anniversary of its publication. His academic career as a UC Berkeley sociologist focused on the experience of African-American athletes. He is a respected civil-rights activist and adviser to the San Francisco 49ers, where he advised Colin Kaepernick.

    Last spring, Kaepernick voluntarily left the 49ers. He has not yet been signed by another team. Many feel he has been blacklisted — or should we say, “whitelisted” — as punishment for his protest, which lasted throughout the 2016-2017 football season.

    Kaepernick launched and funds a free program for youth called Know Your Rights Camp promoting “higher education, self-empowerment, and instruction to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios.” He has donated over $1 million to nonprofit groups around the country that work in oppressed communities.

    “It’s not accidental that Colin Kaepernick moved from protest to programs in pursuit of progress,” Harry Edwards said. “He’s one of the brightest, most articulate and committed people that I have ever come across. I knew Muhammad Ali. I worked with [John] Carlos and [Tommie] Smith [the two U.S. Olympic medalists who raised their fists in the Black Power salute while on the podium at the 1968 Summer Olympics]. Bill Russell, Jim Brown, some of these people from the 1960s, Arthur Ashe – I put him in that class … I personally am pushing him for a Nobel Peace Prize.”

    Principled stands taken at great risk are often how movements are born. As more people “take a knee,” let’s remember the original inspiration for this quiet act of defiance: the hundreds of unarmed people of color killed by police every year, and the need to build a movement to stop it.

  7. Look at this ISH, Y’all. They’ve hi-jacked the protest. That’s not the protest. Innocent unarmed black people are being slaughtered by the police and these folks are putting on a show. Go somewhere with this fake ass fuckery.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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