Tuesday Open Thread

I miss the series “Underground.” How about you? I’m on a Harriet Tubman research trip. You know she’s from my home state of Maryland.

I hope you enjoy these clips of historic sites, in honor of Harriet Tubman.

And I’ve been reading a lot of Ezinne Ukoha’s work on line. Peep this article.

Why Aren’t Notable White Women Journalists Publicly Supporting Their Black Counterparts?

By Ezinne Ukoha

Donald Trump verbally attacked WH correspondents April Ryan, Yamiche Alcindor and Abby Phillip

Remember that time when the woman who is paid to deliver packages of lies on behalf of her dishonorable boss, was forced to endure two minutes of public shaming at the White Correspondents’ Dinner that included the hilarious comparison to the villainous Aunt Lydia from The Handmaids Tale?

And then all hell broke loose in the close quarters of White feminism when the exceptional Michelle Wolf capped the brief skit with this:

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52 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread

  1. rikyrah says:

    PragmaticObotsUnite (@PragObots) Tweeted:
    RT @stonecold2050: Amazing photograph of the Queen at Sunday’s 100 year commemoration of the end of the 1st World War.
    A photo TRULY is worth a thousand words… https://twitter.com/stonecold2050/status/1062526898494857217?s=17

  2. Ametia says:

    just gonna drop this right HERE

  3. Ametia says:

    I’m not here for op eds and other BS articles about what Dems need to be doing for 2020.

    I think they’re doing OK without falling for these opinion pieces and talking heads

  4. rikyrah says:

    Howard University Women’s Rifle Team (1937) pic.twitter.com/6Bor4HJJxO— Socialist Rifle Association (@SocialistRA) November 12, 2018

  5. rikyrah says:

    Kelly as the “adult in the room” was always a myth. He’s a bigot who hurt citizens — including veterans and military widows — acted as a supplicant to an aspiring autocrat, and disgraced our country.

    https://t.co/UIPNUOkBIF— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) November 13, 2018

  6. rikyrah says:

    Well now. Russians claiming a hack of the DNC was a legitimate “military attack”That’s going to have repercussions for the Americans who were conspiring with them. https://t.co/ixw1jkl0Uj— Emma Kennedy (@EmmaKennedy) November 13, 2018

  7. rikyrah says:

    Putin’s first intelligence op comes to its endgame

    As I was deciding whether or not to wake up, news broke that British and European negotiators had agreed a text for the UK’s EU divorce. Prime Minister Theresa May now will try to strongarm her Cabinet colleagues to sign on to the deal. It is not certain that she’ll be able to do so. Negotiators agreeing to terms may turn out to be the easy part; Brexit has soured like old milk in the mouths of many British citizens, and calls for a new referendum on any deal are rising by the day.

    Brexit was Vladimir Putin’s dry run at psychological warfare aimed at a Western state. That it succeeded beyond all expectations gave him the confidence to interfere in the 2016 US presidential contest.

    Now his first operation is coming to fruition, but are the results good for Russia? Sure, the UK will be separated, in a way, from Europe. But the UK will still maintain security links with the EU. And, according to the deal, it may very well end up in a customs union with Europe for an indeterminate time, in order to prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. This fact alone may prod UK citizens to realize that Brexit is nothing but a chimera, and seek to rejoin the EU in order to have a vote at the table. As Jo Johnson, brother to Boris, and a Remainer, said last week, this deal is the worst of all possible worlds; it doesn’t deliver clean Brexit, and instead makes the UK a vassal state of the EU.

  8. rikyrah says:

    These twitter sites have all gone suspiciously dormant for 3 days running now. Speculation is that it is related to the #Mueller investigation. pic.twitter.com/IglIRiF4su— PostSecret (@postsecret) November 13, 2018

  9. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Videos: Boston’s African American Meeting House:

    “Prof. Allison visits the African Meeting House and the Museum of African American History, and discusses the history of African-Americans in Boston with Beverly Morgan Welch.”

    Here is a video from the campaign to restore Boston’s African American Meeting House

  10. rikyrah says:

    Jill Stein is retweeting a Seth Rich conspiracy theorist to attack the recount effort in Florida.

    Stop telling me she is not a Russian agent.

    https://t.co/7RSNwpQXxX— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) November 10, 2018

  11. rikyrah says:

    I don’t know what indictments will or will not be coming from Bobby Three Sticks…
    but, here’s the thing..
    Either you tell the truth..
    Or you LIE….
    And, If you tell the truth, then you don’t have to worry about lying. ….
    But, I do admit.. I might go buy myself a scotch if Roger Stone gets indicted. Just linger over it, as I think of all the lives he has tried to destroy over the years..

  12. Ametia says:


    Judge to Kemp:


    • Ametia says:

      LOL So much for Kemp’s so-called victory lap

      No certifications until Friday—was supposed to be tomorrow—& every clerk must set up a system for voters to find out the status of their provisional ballots.

  13. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : November 13, 2018 (APTLY DESCRIBES 45)

    Recalcitrant: adjective rih-KAL-suh-trunt

    1 : obstinately defiant of authority or restraint

    2 a : difficult to manage or operate

    b : not responsive to treatment

    c : resistant


  14. rikyrah says:

    Raising both hands.
    YES, I miss Underground

  15. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😊

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