Friday Open Thread

Happy Friday, Everyone!

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53 Responses to Friday Open Thread

  1. rikyrah says:

    Chris Evans (@notcapnamerica) Tweeted:
    I live for Kamala Harris knocking Jake Tapper’s lopsided wig askew.

  2. Trump is a threat to national security. This thug has the nuclear codes. Get him out of our White House and then prosecute this SOB!

  3. Ametia says:

    Mitch McConnell could end the shutdown. But he’s sitting this one out.
    It doesn’t even look like he’s trying.

    By Colby Itkowitz ·

  4. rikyrah says:

    How Kamala Harris, a Tweet and a Pink and Green ‘Screech’ Proves We Need More Black Journalists

    Michael Harriot
    Yesterday 5:20pm

    Just below the reported Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; immediately after the quiet white kid in class wearing the trenchcoat who doodles swastikas in the margins of his Social Studies book; ranks the third-place winner of people you don’t want mad at you:

    Black women.

    So it is with extreme sorrow that we bring you the story of Chelsea Janes, the reporter who managed to inadvertently place herself in the crosshairs of the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. while simultaneously proving that news outlets need more black journalists.

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    Janes, a reporter who knows more stuff about baseball than most people ever will, recently left the Washington Post’s sports beat covering the Washington Nationals to join the paper’s political coverage team. If you’re wondering how a sportswriter made the move to political coverage, need I remind you that her resumé contains Chelsea and Jane which, in the pantheon of Caucasian monikers, is only bested by the whitest name of all time: Tiffany Amber Thiessen.

    Anyway, on Wednesday, Janes covered a Washington, D.C., book event for Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). The event at D.C.’s Politics and Prose was extremely crowded as the rumored presidential hopeful hocked her new book, The Truth We Hold. Aside from the fact that the book is being reported as a “soft launch” for Harris’ expected 2020 White House bid, many of the attendees were reportedly AKAs from Howard University, the historically black college where Harris pledged as an undergraduate.

    For the white people joining us, I’m sure that last sentence might have you bewildered. Let me explain:

    The “Divine Nine” black sorority and fraternity culture, especially at HBCUs, is a whole different world that most of you don’t know about. While their memberships vary and number in the hundreds of thousands, they each have their own distinct personalities, traditions and culture.

    And unlike white sororities and fraternities, joining a black Greek-letter organization is not just a college activity, you belong for life. You get recognition, the mutual respect of members, powerful connections, lifelong affiliations and great parties.

    It’s kinda like white privilege, but with much cooler jackets.


    So, with her lack of knowledge about this, when Chelseaboots heard the AKAs doing their trademark “skee-wee” at the Kamala Harris event, I’m sure she thought the venue was being overrun by very vocal mice or the high-pitched squeals were just a test of the Emergency Black Broadcast System. Janes, having no idea what was going on, tweeted this:


    Now, I can guarantee you that our white readers saw the above-mentioned tweet and thought it was innocuous, which, to be fair, it kinda is. Janes’ tweet has no malice or ill intent.

    Meanwhile, many of our black readers saw the same thing and thought: “Oh shit! No she didn’t!” Now we are alone, white people, because—knowing what this meant—our melanated constituency has probably left this article and dashed over to Twitter to see the social media molly-whopping that was undoubtedly about to happen.

    Don’t worry, I’ll show you the three steps of dragging:

    Step 1. The Official Notice: One must issue a formal notice of the dragging along with an explanation of what they did wrong.
    Step 2. The dragging commences: Now this is gonna hurt you more than it hurts me … But it’s still gonna hurt.
    Step 3. The explanation: After all butt-whippings, black parents sit down and explain why they exacted such harsh measures. Black Twitter explained to Chelsea why she was so harshly booted. I even joined in:

  5. rikyrah says:

    Pay attention to the long-term, cumulative damage of the shutdown, including the effect on the census.The Trump admin has long sought to manipulate the census in an effort to reallocate resources and annihilate rights. This isn’t just a shutdown — it’s a hostile restructuring.— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) 11 January 2019

  6. rikyrah says:

    Beto didn’t show his teeth cleaning…here’s what ACTUALLY happened…


    2h2 hours ago
    How Twitter works: Beto didn’t “live stream his teeth-cleaning.” He’s been interviewing people in El Paso about life on the border. Including his dental assistant. It wasn’t live. There was a split second selfie shot of him with his mouth open that was screengrabbed by a reporter

  7. rikyrah says:

    This quote from RoseAnn DeMoro is worth pondering . She says if Bernie Sanders doesn’t run his supporters will go to Trump. She’s a top Sanders surrogate. I wonder if any reporters will ask Bernie about this.— Armando (@armandodkos) January 11, 2019

  8. rikyrah says:

    Ald. Edward Burke’s attempted extortion charge looms over Chicago mayoral forum
    By Bill Ruthhart and Gregory Pratt
    Chicago Tribune

    Exactly a week after federal authorities charged powerful Ald. Edward Burke with attempted extortion, the topic of the embattled 50-year machine politician — and his ties to some of Chicago’s mayoral candidates — took center stage at a Northwest Side forum Thursday night.

    The event, held at Steinmetz College Prep in Belmont Cragin, marked the first time the large field of candidates shared a stage since Burke was charged. The longtime alderman is accused of attempting to shake down a restaurant owner in his ward who was seeking help with a permit, for a campaign contribution and business at his private law firm.

    All but three of the 15 candidates running for mayor participated in the entire event, crowding onto an auditorium stage for the frenzied forum.

    The most glaring exception: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who the Chicago Tribune has reported was the intended recipient of the campaign contribution that federal prosecutors say Burke illegally solicited. Preckwinkle backed out at the last minute, organizers said.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Spineless little Senator Pittypat from South Carolina 😒😒😠

  10. rikyrah says:

    The Sopranos is 20 years old?
    I feel old😒

  11. rikyrah says:

    So, we are leaving Syria 😒😒

  12. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh
    Uh huh 😒🙄

    Allan Brauer (@allanbrauer) Tweeted:
    This photo shows Konstantin Kilimnik together with future campaign staffers for Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and… Lindsey Graham. We’ve known this for some time.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Tynisa the Wakandan Shaman Walker (@Kalarigamerchic) Tweeted:
    Dear Journalbros who engage in media misogyny,

    In 2016 we went through your optics and bad takes about HRC. We then spent two years after watching you continue to shit on her. We see yall already coming for Kamala, you will be snatched bald if you try.

    The KHive

  14. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😀😀😀

  15. Liza says:

    Infuriating, absolutely infuriating…

  16. Ametia says:

    TGIF, Everyone!

  17. Ametia says:


    BY LINLEY SANDERS ON 10/30/17 AT 2:00 PM

    The man who helped put Mike Pence a heartbeat away from the presidency is now facing federal charges.

    Paul Manafort, who was hit Monday with 12 counts tied to alleged financial schemes, pushed for Pence to become Trump’s running mate and even managed to talk Trump out of his doubts. As the Trump administration now works to distance itself from Manafort, his Pence pick stands among the best evidence of his impact as Trump’s short-lived campaign manage

  18. Ametia says:


    Why aren’t you using your power, Senator Mitch McConnell? DO.YOUR.JOB.

  19. Ametia says:

    I’m fasting this weekend.

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    Word of the Day : January 11, 2019

    Syllogism: noun SIL-uh-jiz-um

    1 : a deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion

    2 : a subtle, specious, or crafty argument

    3 : deductive reasoning

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