Tuesday Open Thread

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  1. Hello good people! I have been sick as everything. Stayed in bed all day yesterday. Everyone in the house was sick. I didn’t eat anything all day. Just slept. Bro made soup but couldn’t eat it. I’m headed back to bed in a minute. I got up and took a hot bath, drank some Dr Pepper. About all I can take right now.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Nearly 1,000 people incarcerated in South Carolina — and the staff who guard them — will not be evacuated for #HurricaneFlorence, despite Gov. Henry McMaster’s evacuation orders. It is unacceptable for a state to gamble with the lives of those in its care. https://t.co/bdLJAM7kR6

    — Southern Poverty Law Center (@splcenter) September 11, 2018

  3. rikyrah says:

    Murkowski gets local pressure to vote against Kavanaugh

    Rachel Maddow reports on how Brett Kavanaugh’s record on indigenous people’s rights is of particular concern to Senator Lisa Murkowski’s constituents in Alaska.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Trump, GOP look to weaponize declassification, again: Axios

    Rep. Jim Himes talks with Rachel Maddow about reports that Republicans are looking to declassify documents from DoJ Russia investigator Bruce Ohr, and why he is hopeful for the release of Ohr’s testimony to the House Intelligence Committee.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Woodward on Trump White House operations: Be afraid

    Rachel Maddow points out that while the title of Bob Woodward’s new book, “Fear,” is meant to describe the motivating force within the Donald Trump administration, it also describes what Woodward seems to think Americans should be feeling about Trump’s competence.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Republicans confront a significant gender gap ahead of midterm elections
    09/11/18 10:06 AM—UPDATED 09/11/18 10:43 AM
    By Steve Benen

    When the latest Quinnipiac poll asked respondents whether Donald Trump is mentally stable or not, the president didn’t fare especially well: only 48% of Americans said yes. But the gender breakdown pointed to an interesting result: while a narrow majority of men said they consider Trump mentally stable, 50% of women said the opposite.

    The result was emblematic of the significant gender gap Republicans are confronting this year. Indeed, the same Quinnipiac poll showed the president with a weak 38% approval rating, but Trump fared even worse among women, with whom he has 34% support.

    The new CNN poll, released yesterday, offered even more dramatic results.

    “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?”

    Men: 42% approve, 51% disapprove
    Women: 29% approve, 65% disapprove

  7. rikyrah says:

    Republicans move forward with ‘Phase 2’ of their tax plan
    09/11/18 10:42 AM
    By Steve Benen

    After Republicans rushed through their massive, regressive tax plan late last year, many assumed the GOP majority would turn its attention to other issues, such as infrastructure or immigration. What we didn’t realize is that Republicans would instead keep their focus on … more tax cuts.

    As we discussed in the spring, Donald Trump told a selected group of supporters in St. Louis, in reference to his tax plans for 2018, “We’re now going for a Phase 2.” Pointing to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas), the president added, “It’s going to be something very special. Kevin Brady’s working on it with me.”

    In this case, Trump apparently wasn’t making stuff up. Brady told Fox Business at the time that Republicans believe “even more can be done” on taxes.

    We’re now getting a look at what they have in mind. Reuters reported overnight:

    With congressional elections looming, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday proposed more deficit-expanding tax cuts, an effort seen by some tax experts as unlikely to become law and geared chiefly toward winning votes.

    Even if the initiative fails to pass, it could put Democrats in the position of opposing the new tax-cut plan on the House floor, which Republicans could seek to use to their advantage in the Nov. 6 elections where control of Congress will be at stake.

    Under the measure, federal individual income tax cuts approved on a temporary basis by the Republican-controlled Congress and President Donald Trump in December would become permanent.

  8. rikyrah says:

    “There’s nothing particularly civil about taking away people’s rights to bodily autonomy, and there’s nothing particularly hysterical about wanting to keep them.” On hysteria, civility, and the Kavanaugh hearings. Must read. #StopKavanaugh https://t.co/V0LFXXLXAs

    — ilyse hogue (@ilyseh) September 11, 201

  9. rikyrah says:

    It wasn’t that long ago that some Black voters had to pass a test and pay a discriminatory poll tax in order to cast their ballot. Marian Haslem was one of those voters — and she’s now working to ensure more Americans head to the polls this November. pic.twitter.com/KvWiWcogCP

    — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 11, 2018

  10. rikyrah says:

    The reporter who broke Watergate says he’s never seen anything like the Trump administration | Analysis by @CillizzaCNN https://t.co/gt5C7lxrta pic.twitter.com/i024uS5ITa

    — CNN (@CNN) September 11, 2018

  11. rikyrah says:

    Once again, we only had somewhat of an inkling of what Marilyn Mosby was up against.


    Baltimore Cops Carried Toy Guns to Plant on People They Shot, Trial Reveals https://t.co/jnUGfN6uYb

    — Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett) September 10, 2018

  12. rikyrah says:

    Trump’s painted himself into a corner where the response to #HurricaneFlorence has to be disastrously incompetent or else everyone will know the inaction that killed 2800 people in Puerto Rico was straight up racism.

    — Patrick S. Tomlinson (@stealthygeek) September 10, 2018

    • Ametia says:

      Yep. Can’t wait to see him go to there and throw paper towels to a crowd of scared, helpless, survivors of a hurricane.

      but then this MOFO doesn’t even consider Puerto Rico a part of AMERICA.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Don’t leave them tied up.
    Evac shelters take pets.
    Have: leash, crate/kennel, food, water, litter box.
    Pets didn’t choose us, we chose them
    Don’t leave ‘em to die!
    Let’s form an add’l rescue team! @PattyArquette & all tagged pic.twitter.com/2nhu8qh27n

    — Dawn Young-McDaniel ♿️🎬 (@justdawn_) September 10, 2018

  14. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

  15. Ametia says:

    Tuesday’s Headlines: More than 1.5 million people evacuated as Hurricane Florence aims at Carolinas\

    States and counties from Maryland to Georgia are bracing for the impact of what forecasters warned could be a “life-threatening storm surge” along the coast, and “freshwater flooding from a prolonged and exceptionally heavy rainfall” in areas much further inland.


  16. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : September 11, 2018

    Deportment: noun dih-PORT-ment

    Definition: the manner in which one conducts oneself : behavior


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