Thursday Open Thread | Dr Martin Luther King explains why Black Americans face more obstacles than white European immigrants

Dr King warns of 3 evils plaguing America……..

Exploitation of Povery

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93 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | Dr Martin Luther King explains why Black Americans face more obstacles than white European immigrants

  1. Ametia says:

    Ace Hardware Quietly Drops Laura Ingrahams Show (Exclusive)

    19 min ago – Retailer becomes 19th company to sever ties with Fox News show Itay Hod | Last Updated: April 5, 2018 @ 3:41 PM Ace Hardware has pulled its ads from Laura Ingraham’s show, becoming the 19th advertiser to drop the Fox News host after Parkland shooting…

  2. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Watch: Tim Cook says DACA shouldn’t have been revoked and that he’s ‘personally offended’ by the situation It ‘goes to the core of who we are as Americans.’

    On Recode’s “Revolution” TV special scheduled to air Friday night on MSNBC, Apple CEO Tim Cook reaffirmed his strong support for DACA — the program that protects undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children — at a time when U.S. President Donald Trump has deemed the program to be “dead.”

    When asked by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes about Trump’s restrictive immigration policy, Cook called the issue one that “goes to the core of who we are as Americans.”

    Cook has been one of the most outspoken DACA advocates in the business community. Last year, he said that Apple employs 250 DACA recipients — known as Dreamers — and will continue to do so, calling this the “biggest issue of our time.”

  3. Ametia says:

    Note, the DUMPSTER is tweeting denial about Stormy.


  4. Ametia says:

    I wanted to find the video of Sanders actually saying that bullshit about Dems & PBO

    A fucking failure for 15 years? GET THE ENTIRE FUCK OUTTA HERE, BERNIE!

    SHORT: Folks voted for the charismatic Black, magical negro!

  5. rikyrah says:

    The SHADE from Forever FLOTUS 😍


  6. rikyrah says:

    UNMASKED: Here’s the real identity of “Ricky Vaughn,” one of Trump’s most powerful alt-right internet trolls. Stellar reporting by @lukeobrien.— Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) April 5, 2018

  7. rikyrah says:

    Trump says there is massive voter fraud in California and insists that “this is not a conspiracy theory”— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) April 5, 2018

  8. rikyrah says:


    “I will gladly work with the President when his ideas aren’t stupid and detrimental to the United States,” says Rep. Ruben Gallego on his opposition to Trump sending troops to the Mexican border

    — CNN (@CNN) April 5, 2018

  9. Bob McNair just said fuck all y’all…… with….I regret apologizing. I meant what I said and said what I meant.

  10. ladies, check email.

  11. There is more to this. Investigate. Find out what happened.

  12. Ametia says:

    Association of Medical and Adult-Use Marijuana Laws With Opioid Prescribing for Medicaid Enrollees

    PDF of study here:

  13. rikyrah says:

    Oklahoma Teamsters are refusing to cross teacher picket lines to work on renovations on the capitol. Everything is shutting down— 🌹support OK teachers! (@InternetEh) April 5, 2018

  14. rikyrah says:

    Flint Rep. upset with Pruitt using Safe Drinking Water Act money to pay staffers

    Rep. Dan Kildee of Michigan talks to Rachel about EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt using funds from the Safe Drinking Water Act to give staffers raises and bring in lobbyists.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Former acting US Attorney gives first interview since leaving SDNY

    Joon Kim, former acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, talks to Rachel about the firing of US Attorneys in March 2017 and procedures in the Mueller investigation.

  16. Ametia says:
  17. rikyrah says:

    White House lawyers question Bolton about potential ethics issues

    Incoming National Security Adviser, John Bolton, faces questions from White House lawyers over the connections between his PAC and Super PAC and Cambridge Analytica.

  18. rikyrah says:

    GOP lawmaker: voting against Trump’s wishes comparable to adultery
    04/05/18 09:20 AM
    By Steve Benen

    The Republicans’ Senate primary in Indiana is one of the most contentious in the country this year, but Rep. Todd Rokita (R) believes he knows how to win the GOP nomination: by celebrating his unyielding support for Donald Trump.

    In his new television ad, the Indiana congressman literally puts on a red “Make America Great Again” cap and vows to “proudly stand with” the president – more than his primary rivals.

    About a thousand miles to the west, Rep. Kevin Cramer (R), who’s taking on Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D), went a little further, telling a conservative radio host this week that he sees voting against Trump’s wishes as being comparable to adultery. CNN reported yesterday:

    “Here’s the good news about Donald Trump: Most of the time, he’s for North Dakota, and that’s my point where I’ve heard her say, ‘Gee, I voted with him 55% of the time,’” Cramer said.

    “Can you imagine going home and telling your wife, ‘I’ve been faithful to you 55% of the time’?”

  19. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Here is a quotation by The Rev. Dr. William Barber from a book I am reading this morning:

    “Labor without a living wage is nothing but a pseudo form of slavery.”×298.jpg?v=1508514007

  20. rikyrah says:

    Bernie Sanders dismissing Barack Obama as nothing more than a “charismatic leader” on the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination is perhaps the most Bernie Sanders thing Bernie Sanders has ever said.

    — Annissa (@IDreamOnDemand) April 5, 2018

  21. Our little Carson says baba now! When he wants something, he says baba for everything. Jonne texted me and said he was eating grits, egg casserole and hash browns this morning. LOL!

  22. rikyrah says:

    Folks aren’t having it:

    ah, no, nope…Bernie…didn’t go down to Jackson…Mississippi…MLK assassination…50th anniversary…and try to drag…Obama…who ain’t perfect…at all. But. Bernie…if you want more than 3 southern black folks voting for you…you TRIPPIN’, ‘white working class Bernie.’

    — Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) April 5, 2018

    Bernie Sanders dislike of Barack Obama’s administration/policies is what connects him to Trump voters.

    That is what they can build a bridge on and it’s deplorable and disgusting.

    — Amene (@Ange_Amene) April 5, 2018

    The hills are alive with the sound of white people explaining why it was OK for Bernie Sanders to travel to Jackson, Ms and shit on Obama’s legacy on the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination.

    — Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) April 5, 2018

    Dr. Martin Luther king Jr warned us about white progressives like Bernie Sanders in his letter from Birmingham prison. On the 50th anniversary he decides it was appropriate to attack President Obama, and belittle the work Democrats have done for America in 15 years. Shame on you.

    — Mr. Weeks ✊🏽 (@MrDane1982) April 5, 2018

  23. rikyrah says:

    Mueller investigating whether Russian Oligarchs illegally funneled cash into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

    One Russian Oligarch was met by Mueller’s team when he landed in NYC & his electronic devices were searched.


    — Ryan Knight #BlueWave2018 🌊 (@ProudResister) April 4, 2018

  24. rikyrah says:

    Cyndi Ralston, a veteran Oklahoma public school teacher, has announced plans to run against a Republican state lawmaker who vowed to vote against all education funding during the Oklahoma teachers strike.

    — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 5, 2018

  25. rikyrah says:

    Milwaukee County Judge Rebecca Dallet won counties that have been trending GOP for decade.

    Dallet defeated Sauk County Judge Michael Screnock by 56 : 44% margin in spring election that Wisconsin Republicans have dominated over past decade.#BlueWave

    — KrisS (@MplsMe) April 5, 2018

  26. rikyrah says:

    Why Bernie was wrong.
    Twitter thread

  27. rikyrah says:

    Julia Davis‏ @JuliaDavisNews
    Trump quietly met with a major tech CEO who is locked in competition with Amazon for a Pentagon contract worth billions
    8:18 AM – 4 Apr 2018

  28. rikyrah says:

    The election of Donald Trump — built as it was on several long-term trends that converged in 2016 — has created an authoritarian moment. This somewhat surprising development is the subject of “Remaking Partisan Politics through Authoritarian Sorting,” a forthcoming book by the political scientists Christopher Federico, Stanley Feldman and Christopher Weber, who argue that

    Three trends — polarization, media change, and the rise of what many people see as threats to the traditional social order — have contributed to a growing divide within American politics. It is a divide between those who place heavy value on social order and cohesion relative to those who value personal autonomy and independence.

    The three authors use a long-established authoritarian scale — based on four survey questions about which childhood traits parents would like to see in their offspring — that asks voters to choose between independence or respect for their elders; curiosity or good manners; self-reliance or obedience; and being considerate or well-behaved. Those respondents who choose respect for elders, good manners, obedience and being well-behaved are rated more authoritarian.

    The authors found that in 1992, 62 percent of white voters who ranked highest on the authoritarian scale supported George H.W. Bush. In 2016, 86 percent of the most authoritarian white voters backed Trump, an increase of 24 percentage points.

  29. WHOA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    “Black Panther” is set to break Saudi Arabia’s 35-year cinema ban.

    Disney and its Middle East distribution partner, Italia Film, will be releasing the Marvel superhero blockbuster April 18 in a new AMC-branded movie theater in Riyadh with a gala premiere, an Italia Film spokesman said.

    The “Black Panther” bow will mark the first public screening in the kindgom since movie theaters were banned in the early 1980s, after Saudi Arabia adopted ultraconservative religious standards in 1979. Removal of the ban, announced last December, is part of a drive by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to transform Saudi society.

    “Black Panther” will inaugurate the new Saudi era in a luxurious cinema in a building originally intended to be a symphony concert hall. The facility, in Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial District, has more than 600 leather seats, on orchestra and balcony levels, and marble bathrooms.

    AMC Entertainment, which is owned by Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda, expects to open up to 40 cinemas in Saudi Arabia within five years and up to 100 theaters in Saudi Arabia by the year 2030.

    With a population of 32 million, 70% of whom are under the age of 30, and a relatively affluent citizenry, some analysts expect that Saudi Arabia could eventually produce $1 billion in revenues and be among the top 10 markets for theatrical revenues. AMC and the Development and Investment Entertainment Company, which issued the license for AMC to operate, have said their goal is to achieve approximately a 50% market share of the Saudi Arabian movie theater industry.

    Other exhibitors building cinemas in the country include iPic, Empire, Vue, CJ CGV, Cinépolis, and Dubai-based Vox Cinemas and Cinemacity.

  30. rikyrah says:

    McConnell points to ‘the most consequential decision’ of his career
    04/05/18 08:40 AM
    By Steve Benen
    Exactly one year ago this week, Senate Republicans changed the chamber’s rules, executed the so-called “nuclear option” to prohibit filibusters of Supreme Court nominees, and confirmed Neil Gorsuch to the high court.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters shortly before the confirmation vote, “As I look back on my career, I think the most consequential decision I’ve ever been involved in was the decision to let the president being elected last year pick the Supreme Court nominee.”

    A year later, his opinion has not changed.

    McConnell said once again that the most important accomplishment, in his mind, of Donald Trump’s administration so far has been the number of conservative judicial appointments the president has gotten through.

    “I believe that’s the most important thing we’re doing,” the majority leader said. “You’ve heard me say before that I thought the decision I made not to fill the Supreme Court vacancy when Justice Scalia died was the most consequential decision I’ve made in my entire public career. The things that will last the longest time – those are my top priorities.”

  31. rikyrah says:

    I hate these people.
    pure phucking evil.


    Trump Admin Wants To Cut Internet for Poor Americans



    A new rule championed by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai would would limit internet and phone access for millions of low-income and elderly Americans.

    Pai’s proposed changes to the Lifeline Program, which currently serves 12 million Americans by providing subsidized phone and internet service, would cut service to about 70 percent, or 8 million, of them. Many of these recipients live in Puerto Rico, and rely on Lifeline for assistance as they recover from Hurricane Irma.

    Last week, a group of Democratic Senators including Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand Jeff Merkley, Bernie Sanders, Edward J. Markey, Ron Wyden, Richard Blumenthal, Elizabeth Warren, Dick Durbin and Cory Booker wrote a letter to the chairman questioning his motives.

    “The Lifeline Program is essential for millions of Americans who rely on subsidized internet access to find jobs, schedule doctor’s appointments, complete their school assignments, interface with the government, and remain connected in a digital economy,” they wrote. “The program helps Americans — including disproportionate numbers of families with children, veterans and people of color — survive.”

  32. rikyrah says:

    This is what that phucker said..
    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    Bernie in Jackson, Miss.: “The business model, if you like, of the Democratic Party for the last 15 years or so has been a failure.. People sometimes don’t see that because there was a charismatic individual named Barack Obama.” “He was obviously an extraordinary candidate, brilliant guy. But beyond that reality,” Sen. Sanders says, Democrats have lost a record no. of legislative seats

  33. rikyrah says:

    Governor Tells Trump She Won’t Send Troops To Border

    Source: Newsweek Magazine


    BY SHANE CROUCHER ON 4/5/18 AT 5:07 AM

    Governor Kate Brown said she will refuse any order from President Donald Trump to send Oregon’s guard troops down south to the US-Mexico border.

    Trump wants National Guard troops sent to the Mexican border as his effort to build an impenetrable wall stalls because his administration is struggling to secure enough funds from Congress or other sources. He originally said Mexico would pay for the wall, but it has refused.

    In a presidential memorandum authorizing the request of deployment of Guards to the border, Trump says U.S. security is “imperiled by a drastic surge of illegal activity”, in particular drug trafficking by gangs and unlawful immigration.

    He said it is a “crisis” of “lawlessness” at the southern border.

  34. rikyrah says:


    Bernie has been talking shyt again about 44 😠😠

  35. rikyrah says:

    Thanks for this. I had never seen this before.

  36. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning ,Everyone 😄😄😄

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