Wednesday Open Thread

Happy HUMP Day, Everyone! We’re in for another 8-10 inches of snow today…

I’m in the mood for love songs, crackling fireplace, and stretched out on a thick rug…Imma stop right here.. LOL Anyhoo… enjoy some MORE Maxwell

Harold Melvin & the Blue notes–Miss You

Bobby Womack – If You Think You’re Lonely Now

About Ametia

I am a Spiritual traveler, a devoted wife, mother, sister, lover of dream study, reading, theater, music, dance, and thought-provoking discussions on love, life, humor and service.
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    Seamus Hughes (@SeamusHughes) Tweeted:
    A @gwupoe scoop: A LT in the US Coast Guard was arrested this week for drug and gun charges. It looked like a run of the mill case until the detention memo filed yesterday. He had a hit list, contacts with white supremacists, guns, and, again, was an Coastie assigned to HQ. https://twitter.com/SeamusHughes/status/1098326520425336832?s=17

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    BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) Tweeted:
    Thursday’s Independent: “Sevenfold rise in Britons stripped of citizenship” #bbcpapers #tomorrowspaperstoday https://t.co/Ycpu5BQokm
    (Via @AllieHBNews) https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/1098360184911642625?s=17

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  9. Ladies check your email

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  11. rikyrah says:

    Bernie Sanders, the Method Man of Democrats, Is Running for President
    Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
    Yesterday 12:04pm

    Unfortunately, like wide-legged denim, choker necklaces and whooping cough, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is back. On Tuesday, America’s favorite Uber driver announced that he’s running for president in 2020 after suffering defeat to the insufferable Hillary Clinton in 2016.

    “I am asking you to join me today as part of an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least a million people from across the country,” he wrote in an email to supporters following an interview on Vermont Public Radio, CNN reports.

    As it stands the Democratic field looks like the early days of the Wu-Tang Clan, with more members than any of us can name. Unfortunately, Sanders will enter this race with enough steam to push past the other no names to be one of the frontrunners. Basically, he’s the Method Man of the field (Kamala Harris is Ghostface and Cory Booker is U-God).

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  13. Pray for Haley. She had to go to ER last night. She broke out in hives and swelling. Dr says she had an allergic reaction. She has to have an epipen. 😭😭😭

    She was here Monday and was eating a lot of sun flower seeds. Y’all think that triggered it?

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  14. rikyrah says:

    My eight-year-old is battling her uncle in a prank war. Last night she delivered this devastating blow. pic.twitter.com/AxrqP4aAU2— Ryan Perry (@rynprry) February 18, 2019

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    LOL@ LES MISERABLES image

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    Just dust 😪😪😪

    Janet 🥀 (@nostalgiaonfilm) Tweeted:
    Am I crying at Ryan Coogler getting emotional over meeting a young fan ?? YESSSSS ….. REPRESENTATION MATTERS

    https://t.co/x92Bpx2Cj3 https://twitter.com/nostalgiaonfilm/status/1098076216651931648?s=17

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  17. This is some BRAZEN SHYT! Mofos thinking they’ll get some of the Washington Post money and gloat. Fugg them.

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    • Ametia says:

      Covington teen & company better be ready to turn over the goods, because that suit is going to uncover Some UGLY SHIT about him, his family, and that school.

      YOU REALLY WANT TO GO THERE?

      Discovery
      n. the entire efforts of a party to a lawsuit and his/her/its attorneys to obtain information before trial through demands for production of documents, depositions of parties and potential witnesses, written interrogatories (questions and answers written under oath), written requests for admissions of fact, examination of the scene and the petitions and motions employed to enforce discovery rights. The theory of broad rights of discovery is that all parties will go to trial with as much knowledge as possible and that neither party should be able to keep secrets from the other (except for constitutional protection against self-incrimination). Often much of the fight between the two sides in a suit takes place during the discovery period.

      https://dictionary.law.com/Default.aspx?selected=530

      Don’t come for Bezos, unless he sends for you.

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  18. Ametia says:

    Supreme Court, in unanimous ruling, moves to limit state and local governments’ power to impose fines and seize property

    The court on Wednesday ruled in favor of Tyson Timbs of Marion, Ind., whose $42,000 Land Rover SUV was seized after his arrest for selling a couple hundred dollars’ worth of heroin. Timbs drew wide support from civil liberties organizations that want to limit civil forfeitures, which they say empower localities and law enforcement to seize property of someone suspected of a crime as a revenue stream.
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for the court, agreeing with Timbs that the Eighth Amendment’s excessive fines clause applies to state and local governments.

    Read more » https://s2.washingtonpost.com/108c1ec/5c6d774be6e81b62545c53d7/YXdhcmVvZjQxMUBnbWFpbC5jb20%3D/2/10/3a569220054ddfca9b49a25bb24a75b5

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  20. Ametia says:

    Credibility’ at the U.S. Supreme Court

    The Roberts Court has shown an “undeniable pattern of political allegiance,” the U.S. senator from Rhode Island says.—By Sheldon Whitehouse | February 15, 2019 at 02:50 PM

    “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” Chief Justice John Roberts declared last fall in response to President Trump’s jab at an “Obama judge.” In spite of my distaste for Trump’s attacks on our judiciary, on this one, the facts are with Trump.

    As a former U.S. attorney and state attorney general, I have spent my share of time in the courtroom before state and federal judges whose commitment to neutral principles and fairness made even losing parties respect their decisions. Today, that confidence is undermined by the Roberts Court’s undeniable pattern of political allegiance. Under Roberts, justices appointed by Republican presidents have, with remarkable consistency, delivered rulings that advantage big corporate and special interests that are, in turn, the political lifeblood of the Republican Party. The “Roberts Five” are causing a crisis of credibility that is rippling through the entire judiciary.

    Several decisions have been particularly flagrant and notorious: Citizens United v. FEC wrongly held that unlimited special-interest spending couldn’t corrupt, or even appear to corrupt, American politics, unleashing torrents of corruption and public disdain. Shelby County v. Holder wrongly declared racism over, disabling key sections of the Voting Rights Act and prompting a surge of racist state voting legislation. District of Columbia v. Heller elevated as constitutional doctrine a Second Amendment argument once described by a former chief justice as a “fraud.” After a bald invitation from a Republican appointee, right-wing lawyers rushed to lose cases in lower courts so a friendly Supreme Court majority could deliver a blow to the labor movement in Janus v. AFSCME.

    Dig a bit, and a pattern emerges far worse than just that handful of bad decisions. Since Roberts ascended to chief justice in 2006, the court’s bare 5-4 majority of Republican appointees has delivered such rulings not three or four times, not even a dozen or two dozen times, but 73 times in civil cases. There are 79 5-4 decisions with no Democratic appointee joining the majority since Roberts became chief justice; and 73 of them implicate issues important to powerful Republican political interests. The score in those 73 cases for the big Republican interests is 73-0. On this Republican judicial romp, the Roberts Five have been cavalier with any doctrine, precedent or congressional finding that gets in their way.

    The 73 decisions fall into four categories: First are decisions to help the Republican Party and its donors in politics, suppressing votes, buying influence, sowing fear, and gerrymandering. Second are decisions that make it harder for regulators and juries to hold corporations accountable. Powerful interests muscle their way around Congress; they hate uncaptured government regulators and courtrooms where they have to be equal before the law. Third are decisions to restrict civil rights and condone discrimination, reflecting the worldview that corporations know best, that courts have no business remedying historical discrimination and that views and experiences outside the white, male, Christian mainstream of the Republican Party merit lower legal standing. Fourth are decisions that have given straight-up political victories to the right-wing base on issues like abortion, guns and religion—achieving by judicial fiat what Republicans couldn’t accomplish through the legislative process.

    The court’s so-called conservatives often abandon conservative judicial principles to reach the desired outcome. Republican appointees routinely assure senators at their confirmation hearings that they will simply “call balls and strikes,” and “follow the law of judicial precedent.” Yet doctrines about modesty, stare decisis and respect for the judgment of elected majorities evaporate in these cases. Even the pet doctrine of originalism is ignored when inconvenient. These decisions are only conservative in that they benefit powerful conservative interests.

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    https://www.law.com/nationallawjournal/2019/02/15/sen-whitehouse-theres-a-crisis-of-credibility-at-the-u-s-supreme-court/?fbclid=IwAR3AZEfLaKEAcRn0wPSTOZSP7r7mJ20gSoEis65xr1lUe-A54toqS_fBj8Y&slreturn=20190120103022

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    👏👏👏👏

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    • Ametia says:

      NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

      And in 2019, that mofo woman who said she thought 45 was going to hurt “THEM”, after her ass got knocked the fuck down by his policies, illustrates the points above.

      The difference now is 45 doesn’t give a flying fuck about her white ass, and used her racist, bigoted self to bait and trick her into voting and believing in his racist agenda.

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    ReclaimingMyTime (@MonieTalks_1) Tweeted:
    Generations later, the effects of the Tuskegee syphilis study linger (2017) #BHM
    “He’d get mad about it,” she recalled. “He said, ‘They just took us up here and made guinea pigs of us.’”

    https://t.co/FXE5v66wc8 https://t.co/MiGGosCmes https://twitter.com/MonieTalks_1/status/1098207550716239873?s=17

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    Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) Tweeted:
    McCabe describes Pence reading the FBI briefing materials on Flynn’s lies: “Immediately his face changed. His expression turned very cold. It hardened … His head shook, but barely — tiny shakes of no … He said a few things along the lines of I can’t believe this.” P. 203

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    Thread

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    Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) Tweeted:
    @Patrickesque Bernie faked endorsements during the New Hampshire primary.
    Sanders supporters impersonated restaurant union members in Vegas.
    Staffers stole Clinton’s data.
    He accused Hillary of being unqualified.
    He blamed his supporters violence in NV on the state Democratic Party.

    Honest.🤔 https://twitter.com/eclecticbrotha/status/1098114749458460672?s=17

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    Which was a Hillary mistake

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  39. rikyrah says:

    Bernie Sanders gets vetted.
    You want Bernie receipts?
    Here you go👏👏
    https://www.thepeoplesview.net/main/2019/2/10/7k3dyoonuniyqdaieidq9bgc3anmhl

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  49. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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