Thursday Open Thread | Keiko Matsui Week

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88 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | Keiko Matsui Week

  1. Liza says:

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  2. At the Radisson, y’all……

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  5. Ametia says:

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

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  6. Ametia says:

    Mr. Trump

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  8. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    Former governor raises diversity concerns, questions influence of Black Political Caucus
    Wednesday, May 9th 2018, 5:18 pm CDT
    By Steve Crump

    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) –
    A large number of key positions in local leadership across Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are now held by African-Americans.

    The Queen City has an African American mayor, and the heads of the county commission and school boards are also black. For some of those positions, it is the first time someone who is black has held that job, but there is a new level of scrutiny coming from former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory.

    “All primaries are then determined by the Black Political Caucus, a small group of individuals,” McCrory said on his morning talk show on News Talk 1110 WBT Radio.

    That analysis comes one day after Spencer Merriweather was elected to District Attorney and Garry McFadden won the sheriff’s race. It is the first time two African Americans have been elected to those offices in Mecklenburg County.

    “Within that party, we now see that the Black Political Caucus is the major influencer in who wins the Democratic primary,” McCrory told WBTV.

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  9. rikyrah says:

    The next generation of African-American doctors finds success and support at this university
    May 8, 2018 6:20 PM EDT
    Hari Sreenivasan

    Xavier University, a small, historically black college in New Orleans, manages to graduate more African Americans who go on to become medical doctors than any other undergraduate institution in the country — a fact that’s even more striking given a drop in black males applying to medical schools. In our series Rethinking College, Hari Sreenivasan reports on what sets the school apart.

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  10. Liza says:

    I just watched this. It is horrific, difficult to watch.

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  11. rikyrah says:

    BWA HA HA HA HA HA

    I Now Have Both TSA Precheck and Clear, and I Can Never Stand in Line With You People Again
    Panama Jackson
    Monday 4:06pm

    A few weeks back, I was heading to Huntsville, Ala., to attend a track meet for my nephew (which ended up getting rained out). I had a 6:45 a.m. flight out of Washington, D.C.’s Ronald Reagan National Airport—or, as locals call it, National. I got there in plenty of time, but it matters not, because I’m armed with TSA Precheck. After an interview and $85, I hit my “skrrr skrrrt” and passed most folks into one of the special lines that exist as the first class of airport security checkpoints.

    Or so I thought.

    I got there at about 6 a.m. for my flight and walked into the TSA Precheck line that was so long, I just knew that some folks were mistakenly attempting to take advantage of the privilege for which I paid the equivalent of some ATCQ Vans. But nope.

    The main security line was long as fuck, and everybody in the TSA Precheck line was in the right place. Turns out, once everybody finds the greatest place in the world, it ceases being the greatest place. All of us in line were annoyed with our wait. I mean, we paid NOT to wait like this, right? Leaving on my shoes, belt and jacket and not removing laptops was supposed to make this shit move like greased lightning.

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  12. rikyrah says:

    LOL

    A List of the Fucks I Give About the Snitch-Ass Police Dogs That’ll Be Unemployed if Marijuana Is Legalized

    Damon Young
    Yesterday 10:07am

    1. Zero fucks

    2. Nil fucks

    3. Nan fucks

    4. Zot fucks

    5. Zip fucks

    6. Nada fucks

    7. Void fucks

    8. Zilch fucks

    9. Squat fucks

    10. A negative fuck

    ………………

    20. The amount of fucks that the law enforcement officers in Illinois who are arguing to keep weed illegal to keep police dogs employed give about black lives, which is also zero

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  13. rikyrah says:

    A Black Yale Student Took a Nap in a Dorm Common Room. A White Classmate Called the Cops on Her [Updated]

    Anne Branigin
    Today 8:20am

    Updated: Thursday, May 10, 2018, 8:20 a.m. EDT: The Yale Daily News has identified the white grad student who called the cops on a black classmate as Sarah Braasch.

    The campus paper also sheds more light on an earlier incident when Braasch called campus police on the same classmate, Lolade Siyonbola, and another black grad student, Jean-Louis Reneson.

    In a complaint submitted to campus administrators in March by Reneson and Siyonbola, the students describe organizing a small group to meet in a Hall of Graduate Studies common room. According to the complaint, Reneson got lost in the HGS building and was physically blocked by Braasch from entering the common room after he asked her for directions.

    When Reneson told Braasch he was a Yale student trying to meet up with his group, she accused of him of being an intruder, telling him that he “didn’t belong [there]” and was making her “uncomfortable.”

    Braasch eventually left the area and Reneson met up with his group, only to have four campus police officers show up because someone had reported a “suspicious character” on their floor.

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    • Ametia says:

      Them white wimmen tears…. *SIGH*

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    • GrannyStandingforTruth. says:

      One of my granddaughters told me she had an incident in a store she works at. A white man called her a Black “B” word, punched her and spit in her face. She said she whooped his ass from one end of the store to the other. The spit is what made her snap. When she finished, the customers and employees applauded her. The man called the police on her and tried to have her arrested. When they rolled the camera back, the man was stealing and she told him to put it back. They arrested the man. She said he had packages of meat and all kinds of food items stuffed down in his clothes.
      I think the man underestimated her because she’s featherweight. However, she’s strong as an ox and has a knockout punch. She has arms like Michelle Obama.

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  14. rikyrah says:

    The NFL Is Being Guided by an Immoral Compass

    Ameer Hasan Loggins
    50 minutes ago

    In 1958, Martin Luther King Jr. famously said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Some 60 years later, the NFL has shown that the moral compass guiding it is bending on an arc toward a potential unjust blackballing of Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid for protesting against systemic oppression and all forms of police violence.

    As first reported by ESPN’s Dan Graziano, free agent safety Eric Reid has filed a collusion grievance against the NFL and retained Mark Geragos, the same attorney representing Colin Kaepernick in his collusion lawsuit, in an effort to secure justice for what they (and many others) view as an unjust banishment from the NFL kingdom, controlled by the league’s owners and its commissioner, Roger Goodell.

    …………………………

    Later in the week, the Seattle Seahawks planned on inviting Kaepernick for a workout with the team, but that invitation was coincidently revoked after Kaepernick informed them he was not willing to bend on continuing his protest.

    When it comes to Kaepernick and Reid, the NFL seems to be guided by an immoral compass that bends toward punishing protesters who are willing to fight for the human rights of the oppressed, while often practicing patience with players that have oppressively violated the human rights of women.

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  15. They want that civil war so bad. It won’t end like they think tho………….

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    • GrannyStandingforTruth. says:

      Nope, it sure won’t.

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      • GrannyStandingforTruth. says:

        I bet his ancestors were some of those people we see in those public lynching pictures of white folks smiling and partying after they’ve hung some poor old Black person. His grandpappy probably boasted about lynching and what he considered the good old days when they had slavery and Jim Crow and how their cruel and unjust laws forced Blacks into free labor or cheated them out of their wages to make whites rich.

        They’ll swear up and down that they’re doing God a favor. But in reality, they’re Satan’s disciples and murderers and more like the lawless Chaldens in the bible that the Prophet Habakkuk‌ complained to God about.

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  16. GIVE IT UP FOR QUEEN MAXINE

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  17. rikyrah says:

    New NRA president says gun control activists are ‘civil terrorists’

    Activists pushing for stronger gun laws are engaged in “civil terrorism”, Oliver North, the former Fox News commentator appointed as the next president of the National Rifle Association, has claimed.

    The former Reagan-era security adviser, who was once convicted on charges related to the Iran-Contra affair, also claimed the NRA was the target of a “cyberwar”.

    “They’re not activists – this is civil terrorism. This is the kind of thing that’s never been seen against a civil rights organization in America,” Oliver North told the Washington Examiner, a conservative newspaper. “You go back to the terrible days of Jim Crow and those kinds of things – even there you didn’t have this kind of thing.”

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  18. Whew Lawd! Ms @RepMaxineWaters bringing the heat! 🔥🔥🔥

    Let’em👏🏽 know👏🏽 sis👏🏽! 🙌🏽

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    • rikyrah says:

      Read the entire thread.
      HILARIOUS!!

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    • GrannyStandingforTruth. says:

      LOL. These young folk don’t realize how easy they’re getting off with punishments. Back in the day, had it been my granny it woulda been a super strong, country backhand slap or find me the biggest switch/whole tree limb. Don’t think cause you grown… Lawd, don’t let it be grandpa or you’d better be able to run track or die. LOL.

      All jokes aside, I don’t blame grandma. Grandma is on a fixed income and she has to ration her heat, electricity, cable, and water, so she can eat and pay for her medicine. those companies don’t care if seniors citizens are on a fixed income.

      Anyways, love you ladies and I’ll be back later on. I’ve got to go the Dr. Keep me in prayer.

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    • Ametia says:

      What the?!
      Granny, YOU>>>>>ME

      EYE>>>>>EYE

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  22. Liza says:

    No one can tell me this was about anything other than rage, seething rage.

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    • GrannyStandingforTruth. says:

      To be honest, I dunno how I’d react to someone doing that to one of mine. I believe in prayer and I’m not a violent person but if one them did that to one of mine I’d probably be needing some money on the books because it might bring out the other side of darkness in me. The Madea side… I’m talking about, you know, that spiritual Jericho, stronghold wall believers be working towards tearing down to live a just and righteous life.

      At some point this mess gotta stop.

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  24. rikyrah says:

    * Pence was selected by one indictee (Manafort)

    * He lied to protect another indictee (Flynn)

    * His chief of staff Ayers is hooked up with third indictee Gates, mobster multitasker Cohen, and Greitens, who’s about to go on trial

    Wow I wonder why Pence wants the probe stopped

    — Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) May 10, 2018

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  26. It’s the new wave, folks. Calling the cops on Black people.

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    • rikyrah says:

      #CookingOutWhileBlack: White Woman Calls Cops on Black People Cooking Out in Oakland, Calif., Park

      Yesha Callahan
      Today 11:59am

      This is getting exhausting. Need we remind you on a daily basis the asinine reasons that white people have called the cops on black people over the last couple of weeks? Well, here’s a short recap: #MovingInWhileBlack, #BlackWhileAirbnb-ing, #CouponingWhileBlack, #DiningWhileBlack, #NappingWhileBlack, and now we can’t even have a cookout in the park without someone calling the police.

      A family in Oakland, Calif., attempted to enjoy a sunny day at Lake Merritt Park and decided to bring their grill along for a cookout. Everything was going fine until another parkgoer thought they weren’t following park rules and decided to snitch to the police, according to KRON-TV.

      Michelle Snider, a white woman who captured the incident on her cellphone, couldn’t believe what she was witnessing and referred to the woman as the “fucking coal Nazi police.” Snider says that the only thing her husband, Kenzie Smith, and his friends wanted to do was enjoy a day at the park.

      “This is exactly what is the problem with Oakland today,” Snider said. “This lady wants to sit here and call the police on them for having a barbecue at the lake, as if this is not normal.”

      According to the cookout snitch, charcoal grills weren’t allowed in the section of the park where the family was. The snitch even threatened the family by telling them they were going to jail, Smith said.

      “She said that we were trespassing, we were not welcome, and then she turned back around and said, ‘Y’all going to jail,’” Smith said.

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  29. I hate them with the heat of ten thousand suns………………

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  30. rikyrah says:

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  31. rikyrah says:

    Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has cut a $30 million check to the House GOP-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund, a massive cash infusion that top Republicans hope will alter the party’s electoral outlook six months before Election Day.

    The long-sought donation was sealed last week when, according to two senior Republicans, House Speaker Paul Ryan flew to Las Vegas to meet with the billionaire at his Venetian Hotel.

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  32. rikyrah says:

    Devin Nunes Is Willing to Endanger Intelligence Assets to Protect Trump
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    May 10, 2018

    Recently I wrote about Rep. Devin Nunes’ threats to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and hold Attorney General Jeff Sessions in contempt over documents he has demanded from the Justice Department, even though he hasn’t bothered to read the ones that have already been released. I mentioned that we didn’t know anything about the most recent documents Nunes has subpoenaed because they are classified, but Sessions has said that his request is “not grantable.” A subsequent report in the Washington Post tells us why.

    For the intelligence agencies, Nunes’s request threatened to cross a red line of compromising sources and methods of U.S. intelligence-gathering, according to people familiar with their views. Intelligence officials fear that providing even a redacted version of the information Nunes seeks could expose that person and damage relationships with other countries that serve as U.S. intelligence partners.

    Initially Nunes responded by saying that his subpoena didn’t refer to an individual. That’s not true.

    A subpoena that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) issued to the Justice Department last week made a broad request for all documents about an individual who people close to the matter say is a sensitive, longtime intelligence source for the CIA and FBI…

    The subpoena, which was reviewed by The Washington Post, demands “all documents referring or related to the individual referenced in Chairman Nunes’ April 24, 2018 classified letter to Attorney General Sessions.” That is the only material the subpoena seeks.

    Nunes’ response to DOJ’s refusal to comply with the subpoena is appalling.

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  33. rikyrah says:

    Grassley tries to nudge Supreme Court justices into early retirement
    05/10/2018 09:37 AM EDT

    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Thursday encouraged Supreme Court justices flirting with retirement to immediately step down, saying he would like to push through a nominee before the midterm elections.

    “I just hope that if there is going to be a nominee, I hope it’s now or within two or three weeks, because we’ve got to get this done before the election,“ he told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt. “So my message to any one of the nine Supreme Court justices, if you’re thinking about quitting this year, do it yesterday.“

    Grassley’s blunt talk came as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is racing to fill a range of judicial vacancies with conservatives as a hedge against the chance that Republicans lose the Senate in November.

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  34. rikyrah says:

    Troubling questions linger about Haspel’s role in CIA torture

    Senator Ron Wyden talks with Rachel Maddow about why he is voting against the nomination of Gina Haspel to be director of the CIA.

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  35. rikyrah says:

    How Gina Haspel destroyed evidence of the CIA’s torture program

    Rachel Maddow looks back at when the CIA torture program was exposed and how 92 tapes of interrogations were destroyed on the orders of Gina Haspel.

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  36. rikyrah says:

    Avenatti: Michael Cohen only really has one employer

    Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels, talks with Rachel Maddow about what conclusions can be drawn from the financial information that has been made public so far about Donald Trump confidant Michael Cohen.

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  37. rikyrah says:

    Avenatti: Cohen selling access to the highest office in the land

    Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels, talks with Rachel Maddow about the revelations in a document he published to the web about money paid to Michael Cohen, arguing that the most charitable explanation of what that money was for was selling access to the president.

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  38. rikyrah says:

    Dubious explanations follow revelation of payments to Cohen

    Rachel Maddow reviews the implausible explanations from corporations exposed as having paid Donald Trump confidant Michael Cohen sums totaling millions of dollars, including claims of paying for his expertise in healthcare and accounting.

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  39. rikyrah says:

    From Compton to Cannes. Dreamy. #CannesJury2018 pic.twitter.com/4eQDkjMe9D

    — Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 9, 2018

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  40. rikyrah says:

    Iran hawk billionaires Sheldon Adelson, Bernie Marcus and Paul Singer didn’t just make a big investment in Trump.

    They contributed a combined 44% of individual contributions to the GOP’s House election efforts and 47% to the GOP’s Senate efforts. https://t.co/CVvEkp2Kui pic.twitter.com/98PzZRAbyU

    — Eli Clifton (@EliClifton) May 8, 2018

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  41. rikyrah says:

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein is a NO on Gina Haspel to lead the CIA: “For the Senate to confirm someone so involved with the program to highest position at the CIA would in effect tell the world that we approve of what happened, and I absolutely do not.” pic.twitter.com/xANaU8axdD

    — Emma Loop (@LoopEmma) May 10, 2018

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  42. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh
    Uh huh

    Meghan Markle will struggle with royal life if she doesn’t play by monarchy rules, warn palace insiders
    By Stephanie Nolasco

    Meghan Markle may be a Hollywood actress who captivated the younger Prince of Wales, but palace insiders are warning the American newcomer to not let her star power outshine the royal family.

    The “Suits” screen siren, 36, and Britain’s Prince Harry, 33, are set to marry on May 19 in an hour-long ceremony at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Palace.

    Leading up to the big day, Fox is airing a two-hour documentary on Friday from British production company Spun Gold, which specializes in royal documentaries.

    The film, titled “Meghan Markle: An American Princess,” features interviews with journalist Piers Morgan, Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell, Harry’s biographer Katie Nicholl, and Queen Elizabeth II’s former press spokesman Dickie Arbiter, among others.

    Spun Gold founder, Nick Bullen, told Fox News those who came forward stressed that only blood royals are the true stars of the household.

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  43. rikyrah says:

    Awe naw, muthaphucka.

    You getting an orange jumpsuit too!

    Pence says it’s time for Mueller to wrap it up
    May 10, 2018

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday he believes it’s time for special counsel Robert Mueller to conclude his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and other potential misdeeds by those in the president’s orbit.

    “In the interests of the country, I think it’s time to wrap it up.” Pence told NBC News following the release of three Americans held by North Korea.

    Pence said the Trump administration has “fully cooperated” with Mueller’s probe, including turning over more than one million documents. President Donald Trump has called the investigation a “witch hunt,” and his outside counsel, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, has called on the Justice Department to put an end to the probe.

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  46. rikyrah says:

    Josh Marshall at TPM has a theory and it makes sense with what has just been revealed with regards to Cohen.

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  47. rikyrah says:

    Gorgeous 😍😍

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  49. rikyrah says:

    How evil.
    That poor baby 😥😥😥

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  50. rikyrah says:

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    • Ametia says:

      Wouldn’t surprise me in the least to wake up one morning, and the headlines read that that son has blown his family to smittereens. Seriously….

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  51. rikyrah says:

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  52. rikyrah says:

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  53. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😄😄😄

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