Tuesday Open Thread | The Demons Are Coming for Obamacare – AGAIN

hat tip-Liza

One of the Obamacare warriors is sounding the alarm:

You know what to do. Man the phones again.

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74 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | The Demons Are Coming for Obamacare – AGAIN

  1. Ladies you’ve got mail

    • Ametia says:

      Truth! If the stenographers were really doing their jobs, we wouldn’t need to hear the ugly truths from comedians. Seriously, the job titles are backwards. The so-called hournos are the comedians

  2. rikyrah says:

    My favorite MSNBC legal Pundit:

    “I worked for Bob Mueller. The notion that this would come from Bob or his team strikes me as almost literally impossible … They just don’t leak. They don’t talk. If they have to talk, they do it in a court room.”

    – Fmr. US Attorney Chuck Rosenberg pic.twitter.com/lyq7JPKUPL

    — MSNBC (@MSNBC) May 1, 2018

  3. rikyrah says:

    CNN’s @LauraAJarrett asked Rod Rosenstein about @freedomcaucus members considering his impeachment

    “They can’t even resist leaking their own drafts….I don’t have anything to say about docs like that nobody has the courage to put their name on…DOJ is not going to be extorted” pic.twitter.com/EtW0eNxSFN

    — Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 1, 2018

    • Liza says:

      From the article:

      “It is a source of simultaneous pain and pride that Alabama’s progress has often been the result of force, of violent push and pull, among conflicting visions of the state, from the Civil War to the civil-rights movement and beyond. Throughout, the burden of guilt has usually been on black people to bear and to somehow escape. Now, a visitor to Montgomery can take a leisurely walk from the state capitol to a museum on the Confederacy, to another museum on the Freedom Riders. The memorial to the victims of lynching is a necessary addition to that landscape, if only to remind Alabamians, and other Americans, that the terror it represents will no longer be overlooked.”

  4. rikyrah says:

    Democratic senators scrutinize Koch brothers’ ‘infiltration’ of Trump team

    Senators say Koch-linked figures are driving environmental policy, as résumés obtained by the Guardian and Documented show ties between staffers and network

    Democratic senators are demanding information about what they call the Koch brothers’ “infiltration” of the Trump administration, charging that Koch-linked personnel have secured key federal jobs and are determining US environmental and public health policy.

    The senators – including Sheldon Whitehouse, Edward Markey, Catherine Cortez Masto, Tom Udall, Ron Wyden and Elizabeth Warren – sent letters to eight government bodies and the White House requesting “information related to efforts by Charles and David Koch, Koch Industries, and the numerous groups they fund to influence decisions”.

    The Koch network includes advocacy groups and thinktanks funded by the billionaire brothers that tend to advance a stridently conservative agenda, including promoting energy extraction within the US and the sloughing off of regulations.

    Résumés obtained through public records requests by the Guardian and Documented, a government watchdog group, show the close links between high-ranking federal staffers and the Koch network.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Why let your hand be shown on the case of the money.

    Schiff: Money laundering notably absent from questions for Trump

    Adam Schiff, top Democratic member of the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about his first impressions of a list of questions Robert Mueller would reportedly like to have Donald Trump answer, and points out that money laundering does not appear to be a theme of the questions despite promising leads on that front.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Not long ago I was approached by somebody who I suspected was a Russian directed asset who tried to get me to say the same thing Stein is saying (the US interfered in elections so what’s the bfd). She is parroting Russian talking points. https://t.co/8e82O3qzGB

    — Naveed Jamali (@NaveedAJamali) May 1, 2018

  7. Liza says:

    These women were harassed by the Chronister father and son (Jordan is a co-owner of the golf club), because they wanted to revoke their memberships. They harass the women almost as soon as they started their game hoping to start an aggressive confrontation so they could call the police. When that didn’t happen, they called the police anyhow.

    I hope to God these women sue and end up owning that golf club.

    From the article: “…On just the second hole, former York County Commissioner Steve Chronister was pushy and aggressive, falsely accusing us of slowing down the other players. He said he was refunding our membership, so we would leave. We reminded him that we paid and wanted to play.”


  8. rikyrah says:

    Oh, the shade…

    LarryO talking to a reporter on last night’s show:

    ” I doubt that the President has READ all the questions…do we know if they have BEEN READ TO HIM?”


  9. rikyrah says:


    RIP, Judith Lieber.
    I always wanted a Lieber bag….for special occasions.

  10. rikyrah says:

    AKA sorority chapter at small Georgia college embroiled in sexual misconduct investigation
    Kyle Swenson, Amber Ferguson

    Late last March, before a gymnasium packed tight with friends and family, 21 young women from Fort Valley State University in central Georgia marked a milestone.

    Glowing with pride, wearing matching black dresses, pearls and pink hats, the undergraduates were officially “crossing over” into the campus’s chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc., one of the oldest and most-esteemed black Greek campus organizations in the country.

    But just a month later, the Fort Valley chapter of the same sorority is now bogged down in a scandal over allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment.

    Rolling Out, an Atlanta-based online magazine, reported that the controversy involves allegations that recent members of the sorority were involved in a sex ring to pay for pledging the organization. Citing unnamed sources, the magazine alleged that customers included local businessmen and politicians.

    The controversy currently centers on Alecia Johnson, a Fort Valley State employee and graduate adviser to the campus’s AKA chapter, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Johnson, an AKA member, resigned her position in the university’s president’s office as news of a criminal investigation broke on campus in April. The scandal has lit a firestorm of speculation on social media and in the tightknit world of historically black colleges and universities.

  11. We all had to evacuate from our homes last night. An 18 wheeler filled with propane gas flipped over close to our homes and police asked everyone to leave. My son and husband went to the accident area and my son helped pull the guy out. And he lived. They took the guy to the hospital and he ran away. 😮

  12. rikyrah says:

    This statement is a lie. Even Netanyahu’s own presentation repeatedly concedes the evidence that Iranian work on its nuclear weapons program ended years ago. I can’t be clearer: the Trump administration is lying. https://t.co/ppd6wOYEy9

    — Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) April 30, 2018

  13. rikyrah says:

    They are evil azz demons.
    They are phucking OUT OF CONTROL!!!!!

    1,475 children. That’s how many DHS took custody of at the border — whose location it now says it’s “unable to determine with certainty.”

    In other words, 1,475 children DHS lost. https://t.co/VdXWP81y4S

    — Southern Poverty Law Center (@splcenter) May 1, 2018

  14. rikyrah says:

    White House published a statment in which it claimed Iran has a current clandestine nuclear weapons program. A short time later, without explanation, they released a new statment changing the tense to “had.” Here’s the original. pic.twitter.com/6ebOzyDH9u

    — Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) May 1, 2018

  15. rikyrah says:

    Race Bannon thinks he’s slick…sliding the knife in Dr. Feelgood and Dolt45.

    NEWS: In private, Pence’s doctor raised alarms last fall within the WH over Ronny Jackson’s conduct, including allegations of aggressive and intimidating behavior – and that he may have improperly disclosed Karen Pence’s private patient info. My story: https://t.co/4c6ZJ2Mekf

    — Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 30, 2018

  16. rikyrah says:

    Dave Chappelle says Michelle Wolf ‘nailed it’ at White House Corresponde… https://t.co/d2FRaUQJVh via @YouTube

    — Mary Frank (@Fran_Neena20409) May 1, 2018

  17. rikyrah says:


    When Maddow started reading those questions on the air, I couldn’t stop laughing. They were well thought out. They had context. They were direct.

    And, they’re being posed to a man who needs pictures in the Presidential Daily Briefing and doesn’t want it to be longer than, what, 2 pages? On page 3, he skips out…..


    Rational, thinking people, will look at the questions and say – Yes, a President of the United States should be able to answer these questions.

    I wasn’t including the GOP, who will be screeching that this is a ‘ perjury trap’ list.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Gotta keep that school to prison pipeline going


  19. rikyrah says:

    Cops called to UWS apartment for ‘burglary in progress’ but find black tenant, former White House staffer moving in
    POSTED 6:33 PM, APRIL 30, 2018,

    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan — It was an unsolicited homecoming that left Bronx native Darren Martin unsettled.

    After spending several years working on Capitol Hill and in the White House with the Obama Administration, Martin recently made the move back to New York, getting a job with the city and finding a unit in a 5-story walk-up on the Upper West Side.

    On moving day this past Friday, Martin got an unexpected visit from the NYPD.

    “I’m in my apartment but you know – you can’t go nowhere without the cops following me,” Martin said during the encounter live streamed via Instagram.

    Turns out, someone called 911 to report a “burglary in progress” and the suspect was the building’s brand new tenant – Martin.

    “Somebody called the cops on me in my own building,” he told viewers who were tuning in to watch the live video. “About how many are ya’ll? About six of ya’ll showed up, rolled up on me.”

    He has a packed work schedule and that was the only time he had to move into the building.

    “I didn’t really think anyone was going to call the cops on me because I mean – I was moving into the building.”

  20. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning,Everyone 😄😄😄

  21. Good morning, everyone. They’re straight demons walking among us to torment and kill us.

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