Thursday Open Thread | Welcome Back, Madam Speaker

They have been demonizing Nancy Pelosi for at least a decade. But, it doesn’t bother her. The foolish believe it’s because she is weak,but the opposite is true.
Nancy Pelosi was an extremely effective Speaker, and that terrifies the GOP.

It should terrify Dolt45, if he had any sense.

They always make the mistake of caricaturizing Pelosi as a ” San Francisco liberal. ”

The truth is…at her core…
She is Nancy from Baltimore….but, they will learn.

So, what does it seem to be their strategy?

I don’t think much of Chuck, but I think he’s smarter than that.😒


This is how I feel.

What will the new Congress bring us?


I said what I said😊😊😊👏👏


This has nothing to do with Speaker Pelosi, but, it has to do with the American Experiment, which continues:

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96 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | Welcome Back, Madam Speaker

  1. Ametia says:


  2. Ametia says:

    We’ll have to really cover our Democratic Congress

    MSM cutting of. Press coverage of Pelosi & other House loaders

    Half ass converge shifting to 45’s antics.


  3. Ametia says:

    Dem gonna open up government.

    How you going to claim you’re serving the citizens of the USA, when you shutdown the ducking government?

  4. rikyrah says:

    Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) Tweeted:
    As Nancy Pelosi becomes Speaker of the House and Democrats take control, that means Donald Trump, for the first time in his adult life, will have someone to say no to him.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Just dust 😪 😪😪

    Frank Dale (@fwdale) Tweeted:
    Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids, the first Native-American women to ever serve in Congress, share a moment after being officially sworn in:

  6. Ametia says:

    Who America voted for in 2018

  7. rikyrah says:

    Well. this is a thunderbolt


    Feds charge powerful Ald. Edward Burke with corruption
    by Jason Meisner
    Chicago Tribune

    Longtime Ald. Edward Burke, one of Chicago’s most powerful figures and a vestige of the city’s old Democratic machine, has been charged with attempted extortion for allegedly using his position as alderman to corruptly solicit business for his private law firm.

    Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story indicated Burke had already turned himself in. He is expected to do so Thursday afternoon.

    The 37-page criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court comes five weeks after the FBI carried out a stunning raid on Burke’s City Hall office, working for hours behind windows covered with brown butcher paper before leaving down a back staircase with computers and files.

    According to the one count, Burke in 2017 tried to extort a company that owns fast-food restaurants in the Chicago area and needed help with permits for a remodeling job.

    The evidence includes numerous recorded calls from Burke’s cell phone as well as emails and other documents, according to the complaint, which was filed Wednesday and unsealed Thursday.

    The complaint also alleged Burke illegally solicited a campaign donation from an executive with the restaurant company for another politician, who is not named in the charges.

  8. rikyrah says:

    It’s hard to be a feminist if you’re broke

    We’ve tried marching. We’ve tried writing to our representatives. We’ve tried creating non-profits. Now, it’s time to play the game we can win, says business coach Rachel Rodgers.

  9. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : January 3, 2019

    rapporteur: noun ra-por-TER

    Definition: a person who gives reports (as at a meeting of a learned society)

  10. rikyrah says:

    WI Governor Will Ignore Republicans Lame Duck Legislation Curbing His Power
    January 3, 2019 at 4:15 am EST

    Incoming Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) signaled “he would not go along with parts of lame-duck laws that curb his powers, suggesting that GOP lawmakers or their supporters would have to sue him over the issue,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    The Democrat’s stance changes the dynamic in the fight over the lame-duck legislation by prodding Republicans into initiating litigation instead of doing so himself.

  11. rikyrah says:

    “We treat every person with respect not because they are Democrats, but because we are Democrats.” – @NancyPelosi

    — Ben Wikler (@benwikler) January 3, 2019

    • rikyrah says:

      I know that I am suspicious by nature, but, here it is..

      I don’t believe the story about the guy snatched up in Russia.

      At first, I thought that he was CIA or some other intelligence person who got caught up. But, after looking around twitter at what folks have discovered about him..

      Nope. Uh uh. He’s not genuine intelligence. I think it’s part of a scam to get Butina returned.

  12. rikyrah says:

    You literally couldn’t tell us how many human beings have died on your watch less than a month ago and you lied about a policy of ripping kids from parents. So yes, we’re a little hesitant to take you at your word.

    — Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) January 3, 2019

  13. rikyrah says:

    snicker snicker snicker

    Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she wouldn’t rule out President Trump being indicted while in office, describing the topic as “an open discussion.”

    During an exclusive interview with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie, the House Democratic leader said it’s possible that special counsel Robert Mueller could seek an indictment against the sitting president, despite Justice Department guidelines against such action.

    “I think that that is an open discussion. I think that is an open discussion in terms of the law,” Pelosi said, on the eve of reclaiming her former title as speaker of the House. She will become the first lawmaker in recent history to hold that office twice when the 116th Congress convenes Thursday.

  14. rikyrah says:

    From Jennifer Rubin:

    We’ll have to see how Pelosi manages Trump’s temper tantrums, lies and incoherence but so far the approach has been four-fold. First, engage the president publicly and correct him/fact-check him in real time. This reminds voters that Trump is not operating in the real world and his positions aren’t tethered to reality. Second, make certain Trump is on the wrong side of public opinion. In the case of the border wall and the shutdown, voters oppose both. This further diminishes Trump’s leverage and puts pressure on Republicans to split from him. Third, make clear, concise statements of policy. This gives voters a sense that she is in command while Trump blathers on for days, changing his mind and contradicting his advisers. Finally, don’t negotiate against herself. Trump, as she wisecracked, has gone from a wall to slatted fence to “a beaded curtain.” Mocking Trump and pointing out his weakness infuriate him, demoralize his cult-followers and delight her base.
    In sum, Democratic pols, progressive pundits and ordinary voters should follow Pelosi’s example. Don’t get mad. Get even — and keep pounding away at the truth. Voters can figure out between Trump and Pelosi who’s operating in the real world.

  15. rikyrah says:


    Asked if she considers herself Mr. Trump’s equal, Nancy Pelosi replied, “The Constitution does.”

    — Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) January 3, 2019

  16. rikyrah says:

    Ozzie Areu bought the former site of @tylerperry Studios. Areu said he wants to replicate Perry’s success with the African-American community for the Latino community as well as other minorities.

    — WABE News (@wabenews) January 2, 2019

  17. rikyrah says:

    Tyler Perry parks blue car outside his studio as reminder of how he overcame homelessness

    — 11Alive News (@11AliveNews) January 3, 2019

  18. rikyrah says:

    In just over 3 Hours we will be assured that Trump will NEVER sign another bill into law without the approval of Democrats.


    — Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) January 3, 2019

  19. rikyrah says:

    None of the Tea Partiers have ever been in the minority in the House……


    cue up ‘ Brand New Day’ from The Wiz….

  20. rikyrah says:

    I just want to say this before folks get to be downers..

    I’m talking to the ‘ manage your expectations’ crowd…..

    I don’t expect miracles from the Democrats in the House, after all, the Turtle is still in control of the Senate..

    But, what happened on November 6?

    The American Social Safety Net was saved….

    Beginning. Middle. End of the story.

    The muthaphuckas who brought you the tax cuts, were already greasing the wheels about how the deficit is bad, and in order to get it in control

    ” We must begin to look at entitlements.”


    See you in 2020 muthaphuckas…you can run on it in 2020 GOPers. …..

    so, whatever highs, lows, in betweens happen….

    Whatever investigations we get or don’t get….

    We accomplished something on November 6th.

    Elections do have consequences……and, we helped out everyone not in the 1%.

  21. rikyrah says:

    Say it for the bleacher seats😒😒

    Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) Tweeted:
    Let’s be clear about this: Mitt Romney doesn’t hate Donald Trump’s malice. Mitt Romney only hates Donald Trump’s vulgarity.

    That isn’t a principled stand. It’s a profoundly cynical one.

  22. rikyrah says:


    David Simon (@AoDespair) Tweeted:
    In honor of Nancy Pelosi doing a Sam Rayburn today and grabbing the gavel for a second time, here’s a thread containing my two favorite stories about the Democratic household that raised her. First story, her father, Tommy D’Alesandro, or Tommy the Elder, as he was known…

  23. rikyrah says:

    Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) Tweeted:
    Women in the #116thCongress:
    🔵DEMOCRATS — 106

  24. rikyrah says:

    ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) Tweeted:
    House Democrats have a plan to actually drain the swamp. Senate Republicans are going to hate it.

  25. rikyrah says:

    Tell it 👏 👏

    David D’Ag – Sec Nielsen is Satan (@jackjonesbabe) Tweeted:
    Yes. Trump is batshit fucking crazy and jaw-droppingly stupid. An insane, speed-addicted, fat pig of a sexual abuser who has left a permanent shit stain on this country. He is the Republican Party. They cannot be allowed to escape his legacy. None of them.

    • Ametia says:

      Indeed! And why the fuck didn’t Savannah Guthrie interview Paul Ryan before and after he left his post as House Speaker.

      Ask him the question: What’s the solution for the 45’s ‘ border wall? You know, keep grilling him on what the rethugs will do to reopen the #trumpshutdown.

      We see these mofos.

  26. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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