Monday Open Thread | Election Eve

SG2 did such a wonderful job outlining the struggles of the Black community and voting.

Tomorrow, we have elections. Elections that will determine the future of this country.

It really is past Democrat and Republican. It’s about do you believe in this country and want to fight for it, or are you traitors. We have one political party that continues to show itself being anti small ‘ d’ democratic, at every turn. They have no problem with the graft, the illegality, the immorality that reeks from every pore of this White House. They have no problem with a President who incites hate at every turn, because, hey, they have their tax cuts. They don’t care about America losing its standing in the world, because, hey, they can get Roe v Wade overturned. We have seen, clearly, without any hesitation, that everything they said they stood for, was a complete and utter sham. There is no low that they won’t excuse, including treason against this country.

Nobody is saying that the Democrats are perfect – what political party is..

But, I can say without hesitation, what they are FOR
They are for Protecting the American Social Safety net
They are for Science and the belief in science
They are for a woman’s right to choose
They are for your access to healthcare
They are for your voting rights
They are for you having the best opportunity to thrive
They are for living in peace with your neighbors
They are for a government for the people, and not the grifters
They are for a humane immigration policy
They are for equal protection under the law

There’s got to be something in this list that is important to you.

So, get out and vote. Your life DOES depend on it.

You have SEEN what the Republicans want to do. You have seen their natural tendencies. How can that NOT terrify you?

Vote. And, take 5 friends to vote.

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74 Responses to Monday Open Thread | Election Eve

    • Ametia says:

      #I’M.OK.WITH.THAT.LESSON.

      My son-in-law wrote about my grandson and a boy who hit him at school.

      Rule # 1: if someone hits my grandson-HIT’EM BACK
      Rule #2: Tell the teacher.

      Now my daughter cringed at these rules, but my dear son-in-law, said he’s not going to let anyone use his son as a punching bag.

      And Grandma & mom-in-law? Well, #I’M.OK.WITH.THAT.LESSON.

      THEY.GONE.LEARN.TODAY.

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  2. Election day 2018 is where the rubber meets the road. Take a neighbor, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle or elderly in your community to polls & VOTE!

    Be prepared b/c the lines may be long. Take snacks, water and a folding chair, especially for the elderly. Stay. In. Line. and VOTE!

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  5. eliihass says:

    When white supremacists show up and shoot up innocents – or casually strut around at grocery stores, churches, fairs and other public spaces with AK15s strapped to their sides, it’s perfectly normal, a wonderful thing, a god-given right, and a strong patriotic show of and defense of the 2nd amendment ..

    When black folks show up with legally acquired and licensed guns, they’re scary thugs..

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    • eliihass says:

      So sorry, fam..

      I’m not on social media and so not terribly familiar with the copy/share features of each medium…

      Trying to share some of the responses under the main tweet, means I often end up sharing the main tweet again, and again..

      So sorry..

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    • eliihass says:

      They all ran it for a week – and various news broadcasts and t.v shows amplified the message by playing it on a loop – for free – under the guise of ‘discussing’ it..

      The message has already been sent – and has long reached their target audience..

      Finally pulling a blatantly offensive and targeted disinformation ad after a whole week, and just the day before the elections, isn’t some grand gesture or even remotely a show of decency, better judgement, or regret by those who make the call to run it in the first place..

      The ad has already done its job… the intended message has already long reached its intended audience –

      Hopefully, there are fewer and fewer of the sort of Americans triggered or buoyed by disinformation campaigns like it..

      And so many more who see through it..

      And hopefully, the days of billion dollar ad buys that sweeten the deal for the media in their brazen enabling and complicity in the selling of this once great country down the river to the highest traitorous bidder, are fast coming to a well-deserved end..

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    • eliihass says:

      I don’t know..

      I do know that something’s amiss..

      They’re banking on some sort of shenanigans …and they’re working on it with their Russian benefactors behind the scenes..

      Meanwhile, their megalomaniac useful idiot is as always, just so obvious..

      What I see is a treasonous buffoon giving off a certain ‘confidence’ vibe – barely able to contain himself …doing his toddler-best to keep the secret his minders have him in on, and trying to stop himself from gleefully squealing, and giving away their plan …all while trying to look like he’s out there doing something on behalf of the repugs..

      And courtesy of the American taxpayer, jaunting around non-stop, from one self-serving narcissistic ego-stroking rally of racist idiots to the next … trashing Air Force One like it’s some discounted 3rd world budget carrier on a long, and he and his kkklan are on some unending unlimited Uber free-ride Groupon deal..

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      • ametia says:

        No doubt thes fuckers are up to no good. That’s why voter turnout massive voter turnouts are crucial. And with photos of massive lines to prove it, because the hackers and crooks can’t lie about photos.

        Also watch msm tomorrow & how the cover polling places. They’re only interested in 🐎 races & ratings, also too!

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      • eliihass says:

        I’ve grown so tired of the media and their pathetic a*ses.. it’s like they rounded up the most craven, most subpar, most opportunistic, cheapest, greediest, sorriest bunch of shameless wannabes… and handed them gigs on what should be a medium for properly and truthfully and honestly and honorably informing a democracy and its electorate..

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  22. Ametia says:

    {Exclusive} Michelle Obama: Going High When Others Go Low Doesn’t Mean Ignoring Reality Or The Power Of Your Vote

    The former first lady spoke exclusively to Blavity about important information to remember this election and every other.

    https://blavity.com/exclusive-michelle-obama-going-high-when-others-go-low-doesnt-mean-ignoring-reality-or-the-power-of-your-vote

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    • eliihass says:

      “..Blavity: Recently, others have put a different spin on your “When they go low, we go high” phrase. Since we’ve seen others remain low, do you still agree with that saying? What do you say to those who say they don’t want to take the high road?

      Obama: I absolutely still believe that we’ve got to go high—always and without exception. It’s the only way we can keep our dignity. Because if we lose our dignity, what do we have left? I know that when someone calls you a name, it’s a lot easier to call them one back than to hold your tongue. When someone’s trying to pull you down into the mud, it takes a lot less effort to give in and join them in the muck than to keep yourself upright, standing tall. If you allow yourself to play on their terms, they win. It’s what they want you to do. You can’t give them the satisfaction.

      Now, going high doesn’t mean giving up or ignoring reality. It doesn’t mean you shy away from the fight or weaken your principles. It means you lead with your whole heart and your whole soul—your whole value system—and not just whatever happens to be your stance on a given issue. Going high isn’t just about the fight you want to win, but it’s also about the person you want to be—and the kind of country you want to have.

      What Barack and I have always tried to do is this: When the haters come our way, we don’t let them distract us from our purpose. We brush them off when we can, and we deal with them when we need to. But we never lose sight of our goal. We never stop working. And we never stop trying to set a good example for the next generation—not just for our two daughters but for everyone’s kids. Do we want the next generation to be angry? Do we want them to be spiteful and petty? Or do we want them to live by the values that our parents taught us—values like honesty and generosity and respect?

      I think the answer is easy enough. And it’s an answer that always applies, not just when it’s easy…”

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      • eliihass says:

        “…Blavity: A lot of Americans wish that your family was still in the White House. What would you say to those who have given up on politics since Barack left office?

        Michelle Obama: We miss you all, too, but what I want to emphasize is that our system is a whole lot bigger than just Barack or our family. And this country cannot afford for anyone, especially all of you, to give up on anything.

        Here’s the thing: If you let your frustration get the best of you, and you silence yourself on Election Day, the truth is that there are a lot of people who are still going to speak up.

        If you stay home, others are still going to make their voice heard at the polls—and you probably won’t like what they have to say. Chances are that they probably see things differently than you do. They might not understand your lives or the kinds of challenges you’re dealing with.

        They might not have any problem leaving you and your family behind. So, when you don’t vote, what you’re really doing is letting somebody else take power over your life.

        I know that a lot of times, it feels like the deck is stacked against you. But no matter what, you’ve got to keep the faith. You’ve got to vote, and you’ve got to get others to do the same. If you check out of the system, you’ll be even worse off…”

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  23. Ametia says:

    I’m turning off the noise that is cable & MSM. They are a distraction and are counting on folks to tune in so their advertisers can get paid.

    Get your DEMOCRATIC candidates names down, know what they stand for and VOTE STRAIGHT DEMOCRATIC TICKET.

    We have PAPER ballots In MINNESOTA. Thank God.

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  24. The damage is already done @NBC. You are scum.

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  25. Liza says:

    Looks like Donald is just going to keep talking trash…

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    OMG! Y’all, this is so bad.

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    • eliihass says:

      This McSally person is indeed as awful as you’ve always said, Liza.. perhaps even much worse..

      She’s horrid..

      She outrightly lies – and without ever flinching..

      She’s bereft of character, honor and integrity.. how she’s been put up as some ‘good’ example of military service, boggles the mind.. veterans ought to be embarrassed of her.. She gives them a bad name and look..

      There’s a glaringly sociopathic quality to her …And she’s not only obviously crass, greedy, callously ambitious and self-aggrandizing, she’s soulless and vacant..

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  30. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : November 5, 2018

    Mordant: adjective MOR-dunt

    Definition
    1 : biting and caustic in thought, manner, or style : incisive

    2 : acting as a mordant (as in dyeing)

    3 : burning, pungent

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/mordant-2018-11-05?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=m&file=mordan02&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=wotd&utm_content=pron

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  31. White people, STOP! You’re going to cause calamity upon us all. STOP THIS EVIL.

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    • eliihass says:

      If God were a dumb, hollow, shallow as a puddle, greedy, nasty, deceitful, spiteful, malicious, vindictive, malignantly narcissistic, immoral, greedy, crooked, marginally literate, green-eyed, insecure, multiple bankruptcies filing, bloviating, lying, cheating, adulterous, treacherous, unscrupulous, treasonous, money-hungry, racist, 2-bit con artist with serious mommy and daddy issues, a teeny willy, and a penchant for unprotected sex with all manner of multiple high-risk partners..

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  33. Dear Puerto Ricans. #VoteDem

    Remember when this happened and you were abandoned by this Administration while you endured monumental sufferings?

    On November 6th, you can tell this bigot to KissYourAss. KARMA! Its what’s for dinner!

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    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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