Friday Open Thread | There’s A Reason Why They Call It – ‘ A Deal With the Devil’

Cause, the Devil ALWAYS WINS.

This has bothered me ever since I read it on Monday.
I still come back to the same question:




; For Black Lives Activists, Engaging in Trump’s Pardon Politics Feels Like a Deal With the Devil
Is it “worth boosting the reputation of a racist, misogynist, and dangerously authoritarian administration?”
Brandon E. PattersonJun. 11, 2018 3:24 PM

“It’s clear that this is a PR stunt,” says Malkia Cyril, executive director and co-founder of the Center for Media Justice,
an Oakland-based group focused on the role of surveillance technology in incarcerating people of color. “That said, even a PR stunt can get some of our people free.”
“We have to make a decision,” she adds, “as to whether getting one or two, or three or four, or 10 people released from prison is worth
boosting the reputation of a racist, misogynist, and dangerously
authoritarian administration.”

The ONLY answer to whether or not you will even try to deal with Dolt45 is NO.


We LITERALLY have a man who was TOO RACIST DURING THE REAGAN YEARS now as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of this country.

EVEN IF….you could look past the pure, unadulterated evil that is being done by this DOJ with regards to Immigration and Immigrants – ‘ because that’s not your issue’.
EVEN IF…you could look past the full frontal assault on Voting Rights – ‘ because that’s not your issue’.

Well, how about this? THIS, which is supposed to be’ your issue’.

From POU yesterday:

PBO pardoned or commuted the sentences of 1927 people from federal prison, and left the federal prison population at its lowest level since the Carter presidency. He did the work but these jokers did no engagement with the administration to get sentencing reform passed.
Jeff Sessions is at DOJ bringing back civil asset forfeiture, aka taking people’s stuff before they are convicted of a crime, giving excess military gear to cities to use against BLM if they protest, which Obama’s DOJ stopped, and wanting to renew the war on drugs and these people think this commutation is in good faith? 45 said the Central Park 5 should still be in jail even though they were innocent. The administration is using slaveholder and Nazi trickery to separate asylum seekers from their children as policy. They don’t care about us. How are these people so blind?

Let’s add to this….
This bullshyt from Dolt45 about hearing from protesting NFL players only happened AFTER KAEPERNICK’S ATTORNEYS SAID THAT THEY WERE GOING TO SUBPOENA HIM!
If you can’t see that this is an attempt to not have to set foot in that deposition, then you are a fool.

I also believe that these folks realize that they played themselves, and are desperate to stay relevant. They had, and squandered, opportunities during 44’s Administration, even while they denied that they got said opportunities. They look at the Parkland kids, taking their moment, seizing it, and building something more with it everyday.

But, just because you have regrets, you don’t go around making deals with the Devil. Charles Blow, just this week, wrote that Trump was Modern Day Bull Connor. I love the comparison, because it’s apt and clarifying. The ridiculousness of these folks talking about ‘common ground’ with Dolt45, would be no different than if MLK said , ‘ we should sit down with Bull Connor and see what we have in common.’



The David Hogg tweet made me think of something. That he connected voting with the disenfranchised because of incarceration – don’t tell me that the kids aren’t getting guidance.

If the BLM Hoteps want to get back in the game and mean something – why not take on ex-felon enfranchisement. These are people who have served their time. Taken their punishment. Why should they be denied their right to vote for a past mistake that they’ve already done the time in prison for? What kind of rehabilitation is tht?

There is nothing on the ballot more important than the referendum on restoring ex-felon voting rights in Florida. Taking away the power from the Governor at a whim, and setting in place solid rules for ex-felons, IS A MUST.

That referendum would change EVERYTHING with regards to Florida. It would slide from purple to lean blue within a night’s election.

I know…but, that’s the pragmatic part of me. The one that actually knows what voting means.
November 2018 — if we can get the Puerto Rican transplants in Florida to vote…they could help change Florida for a generation.
That referendum passes, and the GOP won’t be able to count on Florida in their Electoral College column , beginning in 2020.

But, this would take hard work..hard, on the ground work, where nobody’s going to praise you, or put you on television, or invite you to parties.
But, the end result of this kind of work could change the game in American politics.

THE EASY thing to do…would be to take crumbs from Dolt45 and pretend that what you got wasn’t 10% of what you gave up….
Stop thinking about the EASY WAY…
Do the hard work. Do the foundation work that takes time.

Stop even thinking about Making Deals With the Devil.

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70 Responses to Friday Open Thread | There’s A Reason Why They Call It – ‘ A Deal With the Devil’

  1. These Border Patrols are fucking animals. Border Patrol runs over a man and keeps going. OMG!

  2. Ametia says:

    New gif

  3. rikyrah says:

    Just back from Ocean’s 8- TOTALLY worth a matinee ticket.
    Peanut was bummed that Incredibles 2 was sold out, but she told me- that was a good movie 😄

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    Tribute to Paulie Manafort

    Extended version, because

  7. Ametia says:

    David Hogg’s case in POINT

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  10. check email ladies

  11. Breaking News: Judge revokes Paul Manafort’s bail….he’s going to jail.

  12. Ametia says:

    Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ordered to jail over witness-tampering charges while awaiting trial in Mueller probe
    Manafort will be jailed after being accused of witness tampering while awaiting trial on federal conspiracy and money laundering charges brought by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III.

    The order to imprison President Trump’s former campaign manager came in a federal court hearing after Manafort had been asking to post a $10 million bond and end seven months of home detention.

    Read more »

  13. Ametia says:


    Twitter Is Having A Hard Time Believing This Study Showing God Looking Like Every White Actor Whose Name We Don’t Know
    God can’t be that basic.

  14. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : June 15, 2018

    adjective pug-NAY-shus

    Definition: having a quarrelsome or combative nature : truculent

  15. Ametia says:

    Great read

    The Myth of the “Cool Black Girl”
    And why she’s dangerous for us

    • Liza says:


      • Ametia says:

        Nazi salute

        The salute was executed by extending the right arm to neck height and then straightening the hand so that it is parallel to the arm.

    • Ametia says:

      JESUS TAKE THE wheel! Did this MOFO just do the nazi salute?


    • majiir says:

      Sorry, dotard, but you can sh*t in one hand and endlessly wave the other and fan yourself before I will give anything you say any credence. As far as I’m concerned all you need to do for me is sit down and STFU.

    • Liza says:

      This incident is very, very disturbing.

      It’s hard to determine if these people have been emboldened by the racist “president” and his cronies or if social media just makes it possible to document what has been going on forever and we didn’t hear about so many of these incidents. Perhaps it is most likely some combination of both.

      • Ametia says:

        I’ll take

        “social media just makes it possible to document what has been going on forever and we didn’t hear about so many of these incidents” ALEX!

      • majiir says:

        I was reared under Jim Crow in GA, so I can tell you from long experience that this sh*t has always happened. The difference today is that cell phones can record and share this BS on social media. My dad was a hardworking man who worked for the federal government and took care of my mom and his six children, and it used to hurt me to the bottom of my heart to see the way he was forced to defer to whites in our Middle GA city. It’s something one never forgets. My dad was smarter than all of them together, but because he was black, they thought that gave them the right to disparage him. Some white persons in America have always had a race-based sense of entitlement.

  16. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning,Everyone 😄😄😄

    • Ametia says:

      TGIF, Beautiful 3Chcis Family!

      • Good morning, everyone. I’m trying to get things together for the 4th of July. We’re having a family cookout. I’ll have about 25 people over for a BBQ. I’ve already ordered a snow cone machine for the kiddos cuz it will be hot. Adults will enjoy it too. Lots of work to do…cleaning, dusting etc.

      • rikyrah says:


        Sounds like you are planning a fabulous 4th!😄😄

      • Liza says:

        SG2, if the cookout is outside, just don’t let them in the house except to go to the bathroom. Then you only have to clean one bathroom. Here’s another trick. Leave the vacuum out where people can see it. They’ll think you’ve been cleaning and the will perceive everything is clean. :) (I’m not the world’s best housekeeper so I had to think of this stuff).

      • LOL @ LIZA

      • Ametia says:

        HA HA HA HA Liza, I am sooo stealing that vacum idea, lady.

      • Rikyrah, I bought a new BBQ pit for this. My son in law is bringing his pit too. We have shirts made too. They’re ready.

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