Friday Open Thread | Keiko Matsui Week

TGIF, Everyone!

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79 Responses to Friday Open Thread | Keiko Matsui Week

  1. My little sweet Carson came to see me this afternoon. He has two little teeth. Too much sweetness!

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    Once again
    John Kelly ain’t shyt 😠😠

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  8. Ametia says:

    Chris Matthews is stuck on Kennedy. “Bobby Kennedy had a reverence for America and gave it such hope.”

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    • Ametia says:

      No one could have brought more HOPE to America in the 21st century than PRESIENDT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA & FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

      But we all know Tweety wrote a book about Bobby and is trying to sell it.

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  9. GrannyStandingforTruth. says:

    Thanks, granny. Here you go!

    Teen Receives $1 Million Settlement After Cop Threw Him Through a Window and Shattered His Lungs
    Tia Berger -May 11, 2018

    Javier Payne, who was 14 years old at the time of the incident, was pushed through a glass window of “The Hookah Spot” in New York in 2014 and suffered severe injuries.

    The teen and his 13-year-old friend were hand-cuffed for allegedly striking a 39-year-old who wouldn’t give them a cigarette, the Daily News reported.

    http://atlantablackstar.com/2018/05/11/teen-receives-1-million-settlement-cop-threw-window-shattered-lungs/

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  10. Ametia says:

    Don’t fuck with MAMA CAMPBELL

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    👏👏

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  13. rikyrah says:

    This is the most honest expression of the thinking behind the policy: a feeling – rather than facts – that immigrants don’t integrate when, in fact, the history of the country is immigrants integrating. https://t.co/K9cMnNK7Vl

    — Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) May 11, 2018

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  14. rikyrah says:

    I think some of the reasons why some of the journalists have their panties in a bunch about Avenatti is…

    1. He has no phucks left to give
    2. He approaches Dolt45 EXACTLY the way the MSM should have been all this time
    3. He’s getting the shyt that THEY, if they were actually investigating, should have gotten

    We had that story back when that got out about Dolt45 asking Willard
    HOW TO MONETIZE THE PRESIDENCY

    And, NONE of these MSM Muthaphuckas thought..
    ” Hmmmmm, maybe I should investigate that?’

    There’s STILL at least 25 MILLION MISSING FROM THE INAUGURATION

    NOBODY but USA Today and Maddow even consistently asked ,
    “Hey, what the phuck did you do with the $100+ million you took in for the Inauguration?’

    We got that report of the ‘ friend’ of Melania that got TWENTY-FIVE/TWENTY-SIX MILLION of the Inauguration Monies, and NOBODY, besides USA Today and Maddow have asked WHY?

    They are mad because Avenatti is doing the job THEY should have been doing all along.

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    • eliihass says:

      Someone needs to tell Ronan Farrow that it’s long past time he focus his sleuthing and shaming and ejection from the public space, on Republicans who are not just the most egregious offenders, but the most unrepentant and arrogant..

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  17. I told y’all……. something smells in the Eric Schneiderman case.

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  18. rikyrah says:

    Dear Black Male Nerds: Maybe There’s Another Reason the Popular Black Girls in High School Rejected You

    Preston Mitchum
    Today 9:00am

    ……………………….

    The idea of a black person having a white partner led to many questions on Twitter: “Who can speak on the black experience?” “Why not date a black person?” And, my personal favorite, “What if black women didn’t want me growing up?”

    However, it’s the last question that has continued conversations that ultimately result in the angry, black male nerd rearing its ugly head … again.

    Lately, we’ve been living in a twilight zone of the (black) revenge of the nerds. Straight black men have been taking their rage online and speaking about the black girls who did not want them in high school because they were—yes, you’ve guessed it—nerds. And while I can understand the feelings of nerdy black men, of which I consider myself, about being rejected in middle and high school, I also call out inherent entitlement and anti-blackness.

    …………………………

    I’ll just say it: I’m exhausted with the unchecked pretension of some black people who believe they are “different” because they don’t like what is considered acceptable in our community. Congratulations! You’re contrarian.
    ……………………………………….

    Nonetheless, many of these black male nerds understood Glover and even began telling their own stories of black girls who did not want them.

    My high school experience taught me the social caste system of self-segregating based on who people felt they were and with whom they should be associated. Therefore, many times, people dated within similar circles, apparently except nerds. Often, who went on dates in high school was about attractiveness and popularity, which was not necessarily mutually exclusive with being a nerd, a term frequently used for a person with good grades.

    In response to black male nerds sharing their stories, the self-identified black female nerds shared some of their own. Conclusion: Their male counterparts did not want to date them. So, the question becomes: Who, then, were these male nerds attempting to date? Were their hurt feelings a result of thinking they were entitled to date a particular girl? The prettiest girl? The most popular girl? Entitlement.

    ……………………………

    To be clear, I know that many nerdy black boys are considered gay, soft or otherwise undesirable, which is also problematic because it’s rooted in homophobia. That’s a problem. But I also recognize that many of these nerdy black boys (now men) use their experiences to be anti-black in why they don’t, refuse to or minimally date black women. Your high school insecurities don’t belong to anyone but you.

    If people want to date outside of their race, they should do so. But people don’t have to denigrate an entire category of black women in their “I haven’t gotten over liking the popular girl in high school” process.

    It wasn’t mandatory then, and it isn’t now, but we cannot pretend that nerdy black boys weren’t rejecting nerdy black girls for the same reason they were being rejected by the popular girls.

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  19. rikyrah says:

    AN ULTRASOUND?

    DA PHUQ?

    #RentingWhileBlack: Mother of 3 Loses Apartment Because She Didn’t Provide Her Landlord an Ultrasound Photo

    Anne Branigin
    Today 10:22am

    A single, working mother of three is taking on a Florida housing complex after a property manager refused to renew her lease because she hadn’t provided her landlord an ultrasound of the child she was carrying.

    As the Miami Herald reports, Tiesha Davis signed a rental agreement with Sorrento Rental Community in Miramar in September 2017. At the time, Davis was four months’ pregnant, a fact that was clearly visible to assistant property manager Jose Galindo, according to Davis’ lawsuit.

    “During such time Ms. Davis was noticeably pregnant, to the extent that Mr. Galindo insisted that she sit in the front seat of the golf cart when he was driving her through the property,” the complaint reads.

    But Galindo refused to renew Davis’ 12-month lease in January, when Davis was eight months’ pregnant, after finding baby goods in her closet during a routine inspection of the apartment.

    Galindo asked Davis if she was pregnant, then told her that she should have let the property know she was pregnant in her application. According to the suit, Galindo told the 26-year-old that she was required to show him both a letter from her doctor and an ultrasound at the time of her tenancy.

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  20. rikyrah says:

    When I tell you that there’s no better example of wasted potential than Mel Reynolds. I mean, he’s such a disappointment :(

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    Mel Reynolds vows to serve jail term and leave country: ‘I’m done with America’
    Mark Brown

    Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds is headed back to jail, but for a short enough time — four months — that he said hopes to be living in Africa by Christmas.

    “I’m done with America. I’m going to do this, and I’m going home — to Africa. … I’ve given up on America,” Reynolds told reporters after U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman sentenced him to six months imprisonment for his failure to file income tax returns.

    With credit for two months previously served after he was jailed in 2016 for violating bond conditions, Reynolds will only need to spend an additional four months in custody to complete his sentence.

    Federal prosecutors had sought a sentence of up to 27 months in prison for Reynolds, as suggested under federal sentencing guidelines, largely based on his two prior convictions.

    Even the U.S. Probation Office recommended that Reynolds serve a 10-month sentence to “send a message” to him that “he is not above the law.”

    But Gettleman settled on what he acknowledged in court was a “fairly lenient” sentence that took into account the age of the 66-year-old ex-congressman who now says he lives in a Monee motel.

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  21. rikyrah says:

    I admit, the 12/13 year old me never understood why Jo and Laurie didn’t get married. Always thought it was hanky when he married her little sister. Never sat well with me.

    ‘Little Women’ a big break for daughter of Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman

    Lynn Elber | Associated Press

    Little readers have long embraced “Little Women” and found inspiration in the character of Jo March, a headstrong young writer out to conquer the world.

    Maya Hawke counts herself among the latest generation of fans of Louisa May Alcott’s 19th-century novel. But the lucky Hawke takes it one step further: She stars as Jo in a new version of “Little Women,” airing at 7 p.m. on consecutive Sundays, May 13 and May 20, on WTTW-Channel 11.

    Lucky viewers, as well. The 19-year-old Hawke plays Jo with a coltish vibrancy that suits the role, and with an easy confidence that belies her resume: This “Masterpiece” drama is her first screen credit, with a part in the next season of “Stranger Things” following close behind.

    “Little Women” held such appeal for Hawke that she left New York’s Juilliard School for it, a move that runs in the family: Her parents, Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke, both interrupted their studies when the professional world beckoned.

    “I love novels, and the script was really well-written, because the book is well-written, and I wanted to get to speak those words,” Maya Hawke said in an interview. “I didn’t know if I was going to get to play it again, if ever, so I had to jump on it.”

    The project was a draw for another reason. Jo’s literary passion helped Hawke in her struggle with dyslexia.

    “Her drive and her love of language and storytelling really sparked my interest, and really inspired me to overcome the obstacles that were in my way, which were much more personal and less societal than hers, and follow my dreams and pursue what I love,” Hawke said.

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    Extremists and worse slip through as GOP rushes to pack courts

    Sherrilyn Ifill, NAACP Legal Defense Fund president and director-counsel, talks about how the Republican rush to fill the federal judge positions, many of which they slow walked under Barack Obama, means important vetting of candidates is not taking place even where extreme ideologies are apparent.

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    Trump GOP unfettered in packing courts with dubious choices

    Ari Melber shows how Republicans are taking full advantage of their control of Congress by trying to fill as many judicial vacancies as possible, in many cases with candidates of questionable values or experience.

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    Payment revelations show Cohen at center of billion dollar deals

    The Washington Post reports that money paid by AT&T to Michael Cohen was meant to help them gain approval for a multi-billion dollar merger with Time Warner.

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    Republicans try to push Justice over red line on Trump probe info

    Matt Miller, former Department of Justice spokesman, discusses whether Republicans can coerce the DoJ to violate principle and release details of the ongoing investigation into Donald Trump, including the identity of a classified informant.

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    Republicans line up against Justice, invite Rosenstein showdown

    Rep. Eric Swalwell talks about congressional Republicans insisting on being given access to elements of the investigation into Donald Trump against the wishes of the Department of Justice.

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  29. rikyrah says:

    Thread

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  31. Ametia says:

    LOL The gifs in this thread tho!

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  32. rikyrah says:

    This is the response to #BBQingWhileBlack in Oakland.
    Sometimes, you march. Sometime you get creative 🙌🙌

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  33. Liza says:

    Ha ha, I love this guy…

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      • eliihass says:

        They rip off FLOTUS44, the historic FLOTUS, but not for the well-thought out, wide-ranging, long-sighted, substantive, all inclusive thoughtfulness of her efforts.. Or the positively impactful and tangible results ..

        They rip her off just to log in their hollow, preening, superficial photo-ops …for short and long-term gaslighting purposes …but more importantly, for stocking up snapshots for the big picture books they intend to publish to showcase themselves and their importance..

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  37. The video tells the story. Thugs with a badge and gun abusing a 65 year old woman because they’re on a power trip. It’s a disgrace before God.

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  39. Ametia says:

    Eugene Robinson
    Lord save the world

    Renouncing the Iran deal was unjustifiable and reckless — and dangerous.

    The one area in which any president has almost complete latitude is foreign affairs. Lord save us.
    Lord save the world, actually. President Trump is making rash and risky moves that promise either brilliant success or catastrophic failure. Given that it’s Trump we’re dealing with, I do not like the odds.
    I can only applaud his achievement in securing the release of Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song, the three Americans who were being held in North Korea on baseless charges — apparently as bargaining chips. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew to Pyongyang to bring them home, and Trump was there to meet them when they arrived before dawn Thursday at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington.

    Read more » https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/lord-save-the-world/2018/05/10/84bbf50e-548c-11e8-abd8-265bd07a9859_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.835a2549479e&wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

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    • eliihass says:

      No doubt the buffoon had his hand deep in this..

      The buffoon also asked those 2 sorry black women – diamond and silk – to ‘monetize’ their relationship with him..

      That’s according to them during their farce of a congressional hearing the other day..

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  44. rikyrah says:

    Just a reminder
    John Kelly ain’t shyt 😠

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    • John Kelly is a racist son of a bitch….

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      • eliihass says:

        I think he forgot that his boss’s wife fits right into his description of the unworthy immigrant.. except she’s white..

        Maybe we should advise all future ‘rural, uneducated with no skills’ immigrants to do as she did..

        Lie about having a college degree, and speaking ‘many languages’…do sleazy nudes, hook up with a still married sugar daddy who if you play your cards right, will not only help arrange and pay for your ‘Einstein visa’ and future naturalization paperwork – and even that for your rural, uneducated parents too …set you up in his gold-leafed concrete tower, once he moves out his 2nd wife… he will also foot the bill for all future plastic surgery enhancements, all manner of designer clothes and accoutrement…and of course the pricey stylists and make-up artists, he’ll even buy you several magazine features to help make you ‘respectable’ and support the flogged lie about you being a ‘model’ – in the absence of any other skills or education or an actual model portfolio …providing access that will help whitewash and propel the ‘rural, uneducated’ immigrant into the mainstream, and even into the People’s House.. Even if the speaking English and assimilation bit, still remain rather iffy 20 years later..

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    • eliihass says:

      Looks like they’re also priming the daddy issue having, adulterous, alt-right, deplorable, wannabe-redneck first son for something..

      They even have him now dating FOX ‘news’ desperate-nasty Kimberly Guilfoyle ..even as they’ve stepped-up attacks on the soon to be former wife and mother of his 5 children..

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  48. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😄😄😄

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