Thursday Open Thread | Kanye – Stop With the Ignorance

The ignorance coming from Kanye is RIDICULOUS. No more excuses for him. It’s done. OVER.

I miss Harriet and her gun.

You know Black Twitter had a response to Kanye and his ignorance..


Wendell Pierce came for Kanye and gave a righteous smackdown.

And, Black Twitter was not done with him. Not by a long shot.

A guy named CHAD gets it with regards to Kanye.

And, Kanye, this is for us ALL who aren’t ‘ free thinkers’

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87 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | Kanye – Stop With the Ignorance

      • Liza says:

        S. Lee Merritt, Esq.
        Of course it’s not.
        – It would have been just for law enforcement to prevent the avoidable assault …
        – And for DeAndre (the victim) never to have been charged
        – And to charge men at a hate rally, launching violent hateful attacks, while using hate speech…
        with A HATE CRIME!

        It’s not justice … but it’s pretty damn close.

        Throw in it would have been just for these criminals to be hunted down by our sophisticated criminal justice system (used mostly to monitor the activities of POC) instead of @ShaunKing & a handful of Internet sleuths.

        But if its a shock to us, imagine what it’s like for the racist 🤯! They’re using all the arguments.

        ‘He was a big scary black guy’

        ‘We feared for our lives’

        It just isn’t working.

  1. I got some more dewberries………………

  2. vitaminlover says:

    I am so proud to be able to interact with you ladies. You keep me on my toes and keep me hip and happening! I am so much smarter because of you guys and also cooler.

  3. rikyrah says:

    The House Chaplain’s letter to Speaker Ryan retracting and rescinding his resignation— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) May 3, 2018

  4. rikyrah says:

    Baltimore student accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools makes his decision
    Talia Richman

    The Baltimore student who was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools has made his decision.

    “Harvard College Class of 2022!!” Mekhi Johnson posted to Facebook on May 1, college decision day.

    Johnson, a senior at the Gilman School, is one of just a handful of students across the nation to be accepted into all eight of the elite institutions. He’s been working toward that accomplishment since he was 6 years old, when he first heard a story on the radio about a boy who had gotten in to all of the Ivies.

    “Even at 6, he was pretty serious and goal-oriented,” his mother, Tawana Thomas Johnson, previously said. “He kept this idea in front of him through all those years.”

    Johnson said he found out about his slew of acceptances while out to dinner with his mother at Red Lobster.

    He checked his admissions status at each school in quick succession: Yale, in. Columbia, in. Cornell, in. And then finally, Harvard.

    “As soon as I saw I got into Harvard, my mom started screaming,” the 17-year-old Baltimore student told The Baltimore Sun in March. “She started yelling, ‘My son just got into Harvard,’ and everyone in the restaurant started clapping.”

  5. rikyrah says:

    To get a warrant to wiretap Michael Cohen’s phone conversations, the FBI had to comply with highly stringent rules and standards laid down by SCOTUS in Katz v. US, 389 U.S. 347 (1967), in an opinion I helped Justice Stewart draft for the Court as his law clerk.

    — Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) May 3, 2018

    Giuliani claims that Trump had a right to be notified if and when the wiretap on Cohen picked up a conversation with Trump. That’s wrong. Such notification would have been wrong — and potentially a criminal obstruction of justice insofar as it would have blown the FBI’s cover.

    — Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) May 3, 2018

  6. rikyrah says:

    so….Sweden did the Cultural Appropriation thing…LOL

    Turks have reacted with undisguised glee to what many have described as an official – and certainly long overdue – confession from Stockholm that Sweden’s signature national dish is, in fact, Turkish.

    “Those famous Swedish meatballs you get in Ikea are actually Turkish, admits Swedish government,” tweeted TRT World, Turkey’s publicly funded international television news channel.

    “Swedish meatballs originally Turkish dish: Swedish government,” said the headline in Hürriyet Daily News, after Sweden’s official national Twitter account, @swedense, came clean last weekend.

    “Swedish meatballs are actually based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from Turkey in the early 18th century,” the Swedish account revealed abruptly and for no immediately apparent reason. “Let’s stick to the facts!”

  7. rikyrah says:

    DA PHUQ?

    Donald Trump has spoken with former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski about replacing chief of staff John Kelly, Fox News’ Howard Kurtz reports.

    There are “growing whispers” that the job would go to Lewandowski, who was charged with battery during the campaign after he allegedly grabbed Breitbart News reporter Michelle Fields by the arm to prevent her from asking Trump a question.

    • Liza says:

      Well, like I said, the people surrounding Trump will be worse than their predecessors.

      What kind of person would sign on with Trump at this point?

  8. rikyrah says:

    NEW: Special counsel Robert Mueller focusing sharply on links between Trump confidant Roger Stone and former campaign official Rick Gates
    — Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 3, 2018

  9. rikyrah says:

    Wiretaps are difficult to get. Applications require multiple layers of review, including by career lawyers in Washington, plus approval by a district court judge (not magistrate). Also they signify proof of an ongoing crime. And you don’t tap a President’s attorney lightly.— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) May 3, 2018

  10. rikyrah says:

    AWE….they’ve been together, well, forever….

    The Cars’ Ric Ocasek and Paulina Porizkova ‘peacefully separated’
    By Lisa Respers France, CNN

    Updated 9:45 AM ET, Thu May 3, 2018

    The 28-year-old marriage between Cars’ frontman Ric Ocasek and former supermodel Paulina Porizkova has broken down.

    Using lots of car imagery, Porizkova announced on social media Wednesday that she and her husband have been “peacefully separated for the past year.”
    “Our family always has been — and still is — a well-built car,” Porizkova wrote in a photo posted on Instagram. “When the four of us are together, we can go wherever the road takes us. But as a bicycle, my husband and I no longer pedal in unison. So, we’re ditching the bicycle.”

  11. rikyrah says:

    #BREAKING: Federal investigators wiretapped Michael Cohen’s phone before the raid on his properties, and intercepted at least one phone call between Cohen & the WH, per @NBCNews.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Rudy Giuliani married his cousin. Trump wants to date his daughter. Pence calls his wife “Mother”. This is the shittiest episode of Game of Thrones I’ve ever seen.
    — OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) May 3, 2018

  13. rikyrah says:

    Damn sure better happen.

    Paul Ryan Warns of Subpoenas, Gridlock With Democratic Majority
    By Anna Edgerton and Lisa Lee
    May 2, 2018, 12:14 PM CDT

    House Speaker Paul Ryan warned that Democratic gains in November’s congressional elections could make it impossible to get anything accomplished and expose President Donald Trump’s administration to more aggressive oversight.

    Should Republicans lose control of either the House or Senate, “you’ll have gridlock, you’ll have subpoenas,” with the whole legislative system “shutting down,” Ryan said Wednesday in Beverly Hills, California, at the annual Milken Institute Global Conference.

  14. Ametia says:

    OOP! There it is!

    How Non-Black People Can Talk About Kanye While Staying in their Lane

    As the entirety of the internet seems to be discussing Kanye West’s most recent asshattery and all of black twitter seems to be heartily enjoying #IfSlaveryWasAChoice shenanegans, you, a concerned non-black person may be wondering…how do I join in this discussion?

  15. rikyrah says:

    Lips pursed.

    Condoleezza Rice defends Kanye West
    05/02/2018, 07:04pm
    USA TODAY Network

    Former secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stood up for Kanye West’s right to express himself amid a backlash against the musician’s recent comments in support of President Trump and a controversial statement that implied African-Americans made a “choice” to suffer 400 years of slavery.

    Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo asked Rice what she thought, “as a successful woman of color,” of the pushback against West’s remarks in an interview Wednesday.

    “First of all, I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about it,” Rice told the Mornings with Maria host. “But I can say, people ought to be able to express their views. Not all of us have to think politically the same way. I’ve said to people sometimes, ‘You know, I’ve been black all my life. You don’t have to tell me how to be black.’”

  16. rikyrah says:

    Because our current Governor took an axe to Chicago State and did all that he could to try and destroy the college – which services a majority Black population. What Rauner did to Chicago State is but one of the many reasons THAT HE MUST BE DEFEATED IN NOVEMBER.

    Chicago State announces 3 finalists for president
    Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times
    Associated Press

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago State University has narrowed its search for a new president to three finalists.

    University officials say the finalists are Zaldwaynaka Scott, a former federal prosecutor; Patricia Ramsey, provost at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania; and Heidi Anderson, special assistant to the president at Texas A & M in Kingsville were chosen from among about 50 applicants. The final choice would be the fifth president or interim president since December 2015.

    Board of trustees’ vice chairman Nicholas Gowen says the goal is for the new president to start July 1. Interim President Rachel Lindsey, who took over in April 2017, had her one-year contract extended until June 30.

    In addition to uncertain leadership, the 151-year-old university is battling fiscal issues and enrollment that’s declined from 7,362 students in 2010 to 3,101 last fall.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Giuliani: ‘president can’t be subpoenaed’
    Attorneys Jill Wine-Banks and Joyce Vance say there is no legal justification for the claim a president can’t be subpoenaed except for in Rudy Giuliani’s mind. Lawrence also discusses Giuliani’s view on what would happen if Mueller subpoenaed Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

  18. rikyrah says:

    Giuliani sheds new light on Trump’s decision to fire James Comey
    05/03/18 08:40 AM—UPDATED 05/03/18 10:16 AM
    By Steve Benen

    One of the most important decisions Donald Trump has made as president was firing James Comey as the director of the FBI a year ago this week. It was the first domino in a series of developments that has put the Republican’s presidency in jeopardy.

    Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who’s now a member of Trump’s legal team, told Fox News last night why the president made this decision.

    “He fired Comey because Comey would not, among other things, say that he wasn’t a target of the investigation. He’s entitled to that. Hillary Clinton got that and he couldn’t get that. So he fired him and he said, ‘I’m free of this guy.’”

    As a rule, when a group of people, in the midst of a scandal, repeatedly change their story about basic details, something is amiss.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Trump, Cohen keep lawyers in dark on contents of seized documents: NYT

    Michael Schmidt, reporter for The New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about Emmet Flood replacing Ty Cobb as presidential lawyer, and challenges facing the Trump legal team.

  20. rikyrah says:

    Continued Trump admin turnover forces expansion of departure wall

    Rachel Maddow adds yet more names to the list of high-level Donald Trump administration departures, requiring the addition of a second wall to display them all legibly.

  21. rikyrah says:

    Key Mueller witness runs to Russia as Ukraine courts Trump favor

    Ken Vogel, reporter for The New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about Paul Manafort’s former colleague Konstantin Kilimnik and how a lack of cooperation from Ukraine has put him out of reach of Robert Mueller’s investigation.

  22. rikyrah says:

    Ukraine stops helping Mueller to avoid upsetting Trump: NYT

    Rachel Maddow reminds viewers of former Donald Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s history in Ukraine, and reports on the suspension of Ukrainian investigations into Manafort as they dovetail with the Mueller investigation because they don’t want to risk upsetting Donald Trump when weapons deals are on the line.

  23. rikyrah says:

    Found at another blog:


    Avenatti was on with Colbert last night and released yet another document. That shell, pass-through company from whose account the check was written? It was from the California office, which means Becerra has the right to investigate. It keeps getting not only messier but more multi-jurisdictional. This is even too much for a ripped-from-the-headlines Law & Order!

  24. rikyrah says:

    So, last week, Dolt45 told F&F that Cohen was a businessman. Today, he’s getting a 35k/month retainer?
    Uh huh
    Uh huh

  25. rikyrah says:

    Media Alert:
    The new issue of Vanity Fair is all Harry and Meghan…yeah, I’m gonna buy it :)

  26. rikyrah says:

    Dolt45 is up with another series of tweets this morning, lying that the money used to pay Cohen didn’t come from the campaign.

    trying to cover up the awful performance of Rudy last night.

    That, and the twitter warriors who came up with the payment schedule – FROM THE CAMPAIGN – that came to 130k, within like a dollar….
    It’s in the comments of the latest post over at The People’s View

    So yeah….they paid him with campaign funds.

  27. rikyrah says:

    Damn skippy…
    She’s my Forever FLOTUS 😍😍

  28. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😄😄😄

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