Monday Open Thread |

Happy Monday, Everyone. It ain’t Sunday, but we’re going to church anyway.

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  1. rikyrah says:

    The Hill
    ‏Verified account @thehill

    Trump ends Obama-era ban on importing sport-hunted elephant trophies


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  3. eliihass says:

    I think I might be having a Nunberg of sorts..

    Did a post with that sweet kid appear and disappear..?


  4. eliihass says:


    Everything I love in one place..

    A sweet little soul who understands and appreciates the meaning and importance of my magnificent #ForeverFLOTUS..


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    • rikyrah says:

      I was wondering if you had seen the picture of the adorable child who believed Forever FLOTUS is a ‘Queen’, and wants to be Queen too :)

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      • eliihass says:

        I’ve shed some serious tears over this as you can imagine Rik..

        Every emotion imaginable came pouring out …


      • rikyrah says:

        I got in my feelings when I first saw the picture.
        Then, I read the Buzzfeed article about how people were crying over it and began to cry.
        THEN, I read the article from CNN where her mother said that she considered Forever FLOTUS to BE A QUEEN.



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      • Liza says:

        And she’s only two years old.

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      • eliihass says:

        Out of the mouth of babes indeed..

        That little baby gets it..

        She knows ..

        My mom and everyone I know sent me a copy of this photograph with their deeply emotional thoughts ..

        I don’t think my mom – or anyone I know still has tears left ..after weeping buckets over this..

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  6. Watch this, Chicas! Wait for it.

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  7. 😳😳😳 Who stole from the campaign? Who had an illicit affair?

    #SamNunberg on Erin Burnett: “Well I didn’t steal from the campaign. I didn’t have an illicit affair with a married man…”

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    • eliihass says:

      Hope Hicks is said to have had an affair with Corey Lewandowski..

      Don’t know who stole..

      They all look like they have the serious potential for thievery..

      If they lie, they steal, if they steal, they kill..

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      • Ametia says:

        Seriously, no one cares if Numberg’s been drinking. Remember when folks have been in their cups and 3 sheets in the wind, that is when their inhibitions show up and show out.

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  8. Ametia says:

    Turn to FOX. Not one word about Numberg. They don’t want none of him.

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    • eliihass says:

      Of course not..


      FOX has never come on in our home or office..

      Nothing could ever make me watch that crew..

      I occasionally stumble into and may watch clips of relevant stuff when I browse social media..

      Otherwise, not even remotely curious about those folks..

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  9. #SamNunberg: People like Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, Jeanine Pirro are going to be very embarrassed when it all comes out about Trump”

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    • Ametia says:

      Remember, Mueller has a recording of all of Numberg’s TV appearances.

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    • eliihass says:

      By the time God’s done cleaning house, all these crooks will be swiftly sucked up by Mueller’s super duper vacuum cleaner.. fingers crossed..

      Couldn’t happen to a better cohort..

      Condoleeza Rice seemed pretty nervous about something too.. demanding that Adam Schiff quickly close out the investigation …as if..

      But hers might just be plain grift and greed …and all that Exxon money she’s sucking into her ethically compromised soulless shell..

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  10. rikyrah says:

    Sam Baker
    ‏Verified account @sam_baker

    The Belarusian “sex coach” offering dirt on the president from a jail cell in Thailand ended up not even being the craziest thing that happened today.
    12:53 PM – 5 Mar 2018

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  12. rikyrah says:

    ABC News


    JUST IN: Sen. Thad Cochran to retire from the Senate on April 1, 2018, due to health challenges: “My hope is by making this announcement now, a smooth transition can be ensured.”
    3:43 PM – Mar 5, 2018


  13. rikyrah says:

    Griz @grizatlcp

    Paul Ryan has awakened from his tax cut induced stupor to find that Trump is threatening to impact the bottom line of his owners, the Kochs, and now he’s scrambling to stop Trump’s tariffs.
    3:01 PM – Mar 5, 2018

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  19. Ametia says:

    Yep, that shifty, no-good POS Bibi will be in DC tomorrow visiting the no-good POS in the White House

    Netanyahu, Under Fire at Home, Seeks a Warm Embrace in U.S.

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  23. eliihass says:

    Meanwhile, as we’re all being entertained, gaslighted and distracted by Roger Stone’s flailing foster son, only heaven knows what the buffoon and crooked Bibi are up to in the People’s House..

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  24. Sam Nunberg is making the rounds, folks. He’s on Erin Burnett.


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    • eliihass says:

      That’s not a drunk guy..

      That’s sleep-deprivation, stress and fear …

      That’s a guy who’s hinting and warning some of his fellow actors that if he goes down, he’s taking them all with him..

      He’s already squealing..

      But, he’s also hoping that ‘daddy’ Roger Stone will call in some quick favors with his Russian-affiliated underworld dark web cronies… release some scandalous hacked stuff ..
      Throw some poisoned darts around – and hope some reach their desired targets and make them back off..

      But this guy Sam is warning folks that he isn’t going down alone…


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      By the time this Russian-engineered shenanigan is over, their deluded useful idiot will have lost everything …

      Ill-gotten stuff that was never really his to begin with..

      Karma and Mueller, please hurry —and do get him soon..


  28. Ametia says:

    Nunberg on The Beat with Ari Melber going


  29. Hey Chicas!

    Sam Nunberg melted down on LIVE TV with Ari Melber.

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  30. eliihass says:

    Sam Nunberg clearly hasn’t slept … and what we’re witnessing is the unraveling of a stressed-out, sleep-deprived, gaslighting Roger Stone acolyte..

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  31. eliihass says:

    Ari Melber is having an intervention on t.v for Nunberg..

    And Nunberg is steadily regressing to toddler in real time..

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  32. Liza says:

    Kobe Bryant’s Oscar winning animated short…

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  33. Liza says:

    Ha ha…

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  35. eliihass says:

    This is Sam Nunberg – who by his own admission here, was in fact the source of some of the most scathing bits in the Fire and Fury book..

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    • eliihass says:

      Same guy who’s been running his mouth suddenly doesn’t want to speak..

      Are they all running scared now since the Rick Gates let on that the Russians were now threatening him..

      The buffoon is always easy to read..

      He’s been looking awfully confident again since his overnight trip to Palm Beach via Graham’s funeral ..

      Were there any Palm Beach sightings of docked yachts belonging to Russian billionaires this time as per usual..The emissaries who come to bring hand delivered messages from the little man big boss – warning shots or reassurances …depending on what their puppet-buffoon and his local cohorts are pulling..

      Has Nunberg decided that given a choice between Mueller and a hard Russian mob spot, he’d rather defy Mueller..

      They are all cowards..

      Treasonous greedy cowards..

      And in the end, they’ll all go down with nary a whimper ..

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  39. eliihass says:

    “…Whatever his final decision is, is what will happen. What he has said he has said. If he says something different, it’ll be something different..”


    • Ametia says:

      SMH What another USELESS POS PUPPET

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      • eliihass says:

        And what a shame that our media plays along ..and mostly for the sound bites, and 1st won’t do much else..

        They won’t even press for real answers or present the traitors with easy accessible facts that contradict and directly incriminate them..

        I wasn’t exactly a Tim Russett fan, but Chuck Todd seriously pales in comparison..

        At best, Chuck Todd should be an assistant store manager – 1 of 5 – at some local family-owned general hardware store..

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  42. Parkland students….


  43. Ametia says:

    ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Is a Radical Reimagining of What It Means to Be a Hero
    How Ava Duvernay’s diverse casting of a ‘Wrinkle in Time’ gives the novel new meaning

    View story at


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  46. rikyrah says:

    A lot of children depend on free school lunches, so the West Virginia teachers made food packages for them before going on strike and have continued to try to feed them. This is our dystopian welfare state: severely underpaid teachers trying to keep poverty-stricken kids alive.

    — Barbara Ehrenreich (@B_Ehrenreich) March 4, 2018

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  47. rikyrah says:

    Tectonic plates are shifting, folks.

    — Beverlee Hughes (@BeverleeHughes3) March 5, 2018

    Students are registering to vote in droves— and by doing so, are about to transform our state and our nation. They have the power. They will be heard. They will get weapons of war banned once and for all. #StudentsStandUp #NeverAgain

    — Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) March 3, 2018

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  48. rikyrah says:

    As a new cadet at West Point in 1971, I stood in formation before being sworn in & was told our oath was unlike any military in the world.

    We swore to defend a piece of paper. Ideas. Values. Dignity & respect for all mankind.

    I’ve thought about that every day since.

    — Mark Hertling (@MarkHertling) March 5, 2018

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  49. rikyrah says:

    Ending discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions was a huge civil rights victory — and as such, Republicans are determined to erase it.

    — LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) March 5, 2018

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  50. rikyrah says:

    You know what’s pathetic? You. You’re blaming Obama and Hillary for your ‘partnership’ with the Russians to help you win the election. You were too weak and flaccid to win on your own and still are! Horrible President and Traitor!

    — Andrew C Laufer, Esq (@lauferlaw) March 5, 2018

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  56. rikyrah says:

    The Fish Porn Flick That Beat Get Out And Won The Oscar for Best Picture, Explained
    Damon Young
    Today 10:00am


  57. rikyrah says:

    America Wasn’t Ready for Get Out’s Too Depressing (and Too Realistic) Alternate Ending. Neither Was I
    Damon Young
    Friday 3:49pm


  58. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Thank you very much for bringing Rev. Dr. William Barber’s powerful and educational words.

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  59. rikyrah says:

    There has never been a President who refuses to defend America. Ever. He has been abetted by a deeply corrupted Republican majority in Congress and a profoundly dishonest right wing propaganda campaign. Their perfidy affronts the memory of all those who died so that we are free

    — Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) February 27, 2018

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  60. rikyrah says:

    John Dean

    GOP refused to assist Obama blocking the Russian meddling during the 2016 election and they still refuse to assist in the current efforts directed at 2018 and 2020. Should the Dems remain silent if the UK, Germany, France, etc. weigh-in on removing DJT?

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  61. rikyrah says:

    LOL from another blog

    I can’t believe I missed one of the best alternate MAGA acronyms, Mueller Ain’t Going Away, which must have been out there awhile when there a lot of outlets selling cap, mug, tshirt gear.

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  62. rikyrah says:

    So many “What if Mueller investigation goes nowhere?” articles and not nearly enough “What if Mueller uncovers an unprecedented amount of sweeping criminal stupidity?”

    — Schooley (@Rschooley) March 4, 2018

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  63. rikyrah says:

    … News flash: Mueller is looking at everything.

    That’s his job. When he was named, he was empowered/instructed to look into the “FBI investigation of Russian government efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election and related matters.” That there is a broad mandate…

    These kernels aren’t from Mueller’s office: We’ve seen time and again (and again) that his office is one of Washington’s few leak-free zones.

    Yes, it looks bad. Based on conversations with White House insiders, I can tell you they’re more bearish than ever about the outcome. But we’re all guessing.

    The bottom line: Here’s one headline that’s true: “Expect more ‘surprises’ from Mueller probe, former crusading prosecutor says.”…

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  64. rikyrah says:

    This might be the most clear-headed thing I’ve read about the Mueller investigation in 2018.

    — Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) March 4, 2018


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  66. rikyrah says:

    Paid by Putin: Bernie Sanders’ Ongoing Conspiracy Against the United States

    Follow the money.

    For nearly 14 months, Bernie Sanders’ role in Russia’s unprecedented attack against our nation has gone conveniently underreported. It made sense after all as our corporate media needed him for their weekly “Democrats In Disarray” segments. Chris Hayes needs Bernie like an addict needs his fix. Chuck Todd continues to gracefully gave Sanders unprecedented airtime which was in no way related to his wife’s firm giving $2 million to the Bernie 2016 PAC. Cenk Uygur and The Young Turks gleefully propped up Sanders’ candidacy and have continued to speak of him in glowing terms, which surely had nothing to do with their $4 million contribution from former Republican governor Buddy Roemer or Uygur’s convenient transition from a Republican to a Democrat during the George W. Bush Administration. At a time when nearly the entire world is vocally denouncing Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders’ silence has been deafening.

    Yet Sanders continues to be given airtime for precisely that reason: he speaks to secondary issues, his go-to issues, during a time when the majority of media coverage is centered on Donald Trump and Russia. What’s ironic is the fact that these platforms are only available to Sanders because he admittedly ran as a Democrat for the media exposure during the 2016 Democratic primary campaign. Then and only then could he have the much-needed access to public debates, interviews, software, and all other resources afforded to him by the Democratic National Committee. Sanders ended up using all these opportunities to enrich himself and those closest to him. During the campaign, Sanders attended Hamilton, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and flew to the Vatican all thanks to his newly afforded lifestyle. As his campaign progressed, he replaced his talk about the “evil millionaires and billionaires” and replaced it with “billionaires.” That seems to be directly related to the fact that Sanders himself became a millionaire thanks to the campaign and could now afford such luxuries as a third home and a $700 jacket. All and all, not too bad for a self-described Democratic socialist who didn’t have a steady paycheck until just shy of his 40th birthday.

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    • Liza says:

      “At a time when nearly the entire world is vocally denouncing Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders’ silence has been deafening.”

      This isn’t true. I follow Bernie on both Facebook and Twitter. I see his posts everyday.

      One example – no one did a better job of (trying to) educate people about Trump’s tax giveaway to the wealthy. In fact, a good cyberspace friend of mine, a tax attorney in Phoenix, appeared in about three of the videos.

      Honestly, I don’t get the Bernie trashing. I just don’t.

      But I’m okay with people having opinions, that is fine. It’s just that they should also have facts. And Bernie has been SUPER PRO-ACTIVE in educating people via social media an he has been anything but silent on the horrors of Trump et al.

      Bernie is not the enemy.


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      • Liza says:

        Bernie does social media better than ANYONE else in Congress. He covers a full range of issues, he links good articles and videos, and he does his own videos which are generally excellent.

        As the two tweets above demonstrate, Bernie is goes where the silence is.

        How many people in Congress are talking about Yemen where a humanitarian crisis is escalating? The Saudis have no intention of ending the “war” anytime soon and Trump has promised them all the weapons they need.

        I don’t understand why this okay.


      • Ametia says:

        Hi Liza, you share whatever you like on 3 Chics.

        Personally, I’m not a Sanders fan.

        I’m not for any politician who is not a Democrat and supports the Democratic

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      • Liza says:

        Hi, Ametia,

        I know you don’t like Bernie. And I know that there is (or was) a (huge) problem with his being an Independent posing as a Democrat so he could run in the primary.

        I don’t know Bernie’s intentions. I hope he doesn’t run in 2020, he’s just too damn old for starters.

        But I think it would be to the Democrats’ advantage to note the things that he has done well and leverage that experience, take it to the next level. Bernie does social media extremely well and while he has the funds to hire folks to do it for him, there is much to be learned. I’ve given this a lot of thought in relation to our CD2 House of Representatives election. We have quite a few Democratic candidates but most of them lack funding. One way to partially overcome that obstacle is to be really good at social media and this is where I believe Bernie’s examples are helpful. But we don’t learn from former “adversaries” if we can’t put down the hatchet.

        I just want to take back the House and Senate in 2018 and get down to the business of impeaching that fat f*ck impostor who is occupying the Oval Office.


    • Liza says:

      “…he speaks to secondary issues, his go-to issues, during a time when the majority of media coverage is centered on Donald Trump and Russia.”

      This is not true either. Sanders speaks to current issues in addition to keeping his focus on the issues that he has become known for – income inequality, universal healthcare, raising the minimum wage, etc…

      I think of this as one of his better qualities.

      Bernie Sanders obviously has staff doing his social media. They just happen to be really good.

      Does he cover all the issues that are the most important to me? No. But he covers more issues that are important to me than any other politician.


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    • eliihass says:

      The way that seemingly ‘tough’ and ‘invincible’ glorified security guard who was all settled in and pushing his weight around, so quickly high-tailed it out of the People’s House was completely not suspect…

      Nothing to see there..😜🤔


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  70. They’re going in on Oprah…

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  72. They are straight up thugs. The rule of law be damned….

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  74. rikyrah says:

    Boys and Girls….
    Raise your hand if you think Bobby Three Sticks already has a copy of EVERYTHING in the subpoena, and is just waiting to see what they try to delete and cover up?

    rikyrah raises both hands.
    Since the beginning…he hasn’t asked a question or put in a request that he didn’t already have the answer too….

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  75. rikyrah says:

    Follow Follow @NBCPolitics
    JUST IN: Mueller subpoenas documents from Trump, numerous campaign associates

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  76. rikyrah says:

    Tell the truth, Dr. Barber.

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  77. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😄😄😄

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