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72 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread | Baby is upset daddy cut off dreads

  1. rikyrah says:

    Been debating this afternoon over at BJ about Booker and Rosario, and the gut of why she bothers me and reflects poorly on Booker’s character for me finally came to me:

    About Rosario:
    Never forget that 94% of Black women voted for Hillary Clinton.


    Not only did she NOT vote for her, but she talked mad shyt about Hillary.

    94% of Black women saw the existential threat that Dolt45 posed to this country.

    Yet, Rosario couldn’t be bothered. The purity pony was too important than the real life ramifications of what complete Republican control would mean.

    You are judged, as a politician by your significant other. Might not be fair, but, it goes into the calculation.

    I already told you that I don’t trust Booker.

    Hillary Clinton was the standard bearer for our party in 2016.

    Now, Booker is trying to become the standard bearer in 2020, with a woman whose stances put him at odds with the very base of the party that he wants to lead.

    I don’t trust Cory Booker. And, nothing about Rosario being with him moves that needle one milimeter. She is supposed to assuage people the way that Michelle Obama did for some people in 2007 for Barack Obama.

  2. rikyrah says:

    David Simon
    Is👏 not 👏 having 👏 it 👏

  3. rikyrah says:


    ‘She feels they ruined everything’: Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade is furious at her parents and blames them for destroying her influencer career after pushing her to go to college and ‘paying $500,000 to get her into USC’

    Olivia Jade, 19, was a popular YouTube vlogger before college bribery scandal
    Now she has been dropped from Sephora and TRESemme and won’t leave house
    And sources say she is furious with Loughlin and her father Mossimo Giannulli
    Olivia was passionate about a career but they forced her to juggle it with school
    Meanwhile her sister Isabella, 20, was ‘far more invested’ in graduating USC
    But now both girls have dropped out after their parents were charged last week


    PUBLISHED: 14:34 EDT, 20 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:37 EDT, 20 March 2019

  4. rikyrah says:

    she stole from Rodgers and Hammerstein?

    Ariana Grande is paying owners of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s catalog 90 percent of 7 Rings songwriting royalties

    The organization that owns the Rodgers and Hammerstein catalog is getting 90 percent of the royalties on Ariana Grande’s chart-topping single 7 Rings, which is heavily influenced by their 1959 song My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music.

    The song’s credits list a total of 10 writers, including the late composers, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II; the thank u, next singer, 25, and seven others.

    Grande’s team and label, Republic, hammered out an agreement with the organization, named Concord, late last year ahead of the single’s release in January. Grande’s camp did not make a counter offer when Concord asked for 90 percent of the royalties, according to The New York Times, noting that it illustrates the leverage music publishers have with pop artists when it comes to evergreen classics.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Folks have been really shanking her for this.

    If we want to end the opioid epidemic, we must work to address the root causes of abuse. That’s why @SenCoryGardner and I introduced legislation to limit opioid prescriptions for acute pain to 7 days. Because no one needs a month’s supply for a wisdom tooth extraction.— Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (@gillibrandny) March 15, 2019

    I would’ve received 7 days of painkillers after my chest was cracked open and bolted back together following heart surgery – and then I would have had to make costly weekly appointments to get more. No one could go for me.
    Your campaign ended today. You just don’t know it yet.
    — Hillary Warned Us (@HillaryWarnedUs) March 20, 2019

  6. rikyrah says:

    Booker is on Ellen today


    Cory Booker gushes over girlfriend Rosario Dawson and teases that they may have a White House wedding if he wins the 2020 election

    The Democratic presidential candidate, 49, appeared on Ellen on Wednesday
    He gushed over Dawson, 39, as an ‘incredible human’ who had taught him how to ‘love fearlessly’
    Booker was coy when Ellen DeGeneres asked if they might become engaged soon
    She joked that they should hold off any wedding plans until after the election in case he is elected president
    Booker said he would ask her to preside over their hypothetical White House wedding

    PUBLISHED: 10:28 EDT, 20 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:42 EDT, 20 March 2019

  7. rikyrah says:

    Trial of Trump transition official may expose new Flynn details
    Rachel Maddow reports on the case of Bijan Kian, an associate of Mike Flynn and former official on the Trump transition team facing charges including operating as an agent of a foreign government.

  8. White supremacy is the biggest terror threat to the country……

  9. rikyrah says:

    The Partnership for America’s Health Care Future is a lobbying group dedicated to fighting single-payer and even public option health plans, formed by the biggest players in the health insurance industry—pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and health insurers, among others. We don’t know how much money they have, but one of their members, the pharma trade group PhRMA, raised $456 million last year alone, so it’s likely to be quite a lot.

    I receive PAHCF’s press releases, which are frequent. Every so often, they’ll highlight “voices throughout the nation” in a recurring feature they call “WHAT THEY ARE SAYING,” collecting anti-Medicare for All letters to the editor and op-eds from around the country. The strong implication is that these voices are somehow representative of Real Americans who fear Medicare for All, and not just the talking points of an industry-sponsored group.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Mayor Pete’s answer about reparations:

    Would you support reparations to compensate for America’s history of slavery?

    I’ve never seen a specific, workable proposal. But what I do think is convincing is the idea that we have to be intentional about addressing or reversing harms and inequities that didn’t just happen on their own. The cleanest way I can think of to do it are through policies. So we know in housing and criminal justice, to some extent in basic economic policies around wages and taxation, that some policy improvements that are also the right thing to do will have a disproportionate benefit to people of color. I think that’s one way that we can be intentional and make a difference on this. I’ve just not seen a cash transfer mechanism that’s been laid out that you can envision working that most people would think is fair.

  11. Ametia says:

    APT description of the squatter in our White House

    Word of the Day : March 20, 2019

    CANKER: verb KANG-ker

    1 : to become infested with erosive or spreading sores

    2 : to corrupt the spirit of

    3 : to become corrupted

    • Ametia says:

      BWA HA HA HA Beto is a table/counter squatter, THOU!

      Sanders is killing me. But yearh, don’t let that muthafucka on the bus, Right

  12. rikyrah says:

    Nunes’ lawsuit predictably backfires, boosts ‘Devin Nunes’ Cow’
    03/20/19 08:40 AM
    By Steve Benen

    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) decided this week that it’d be a good idea to sue Twitter because it’s allowed some of its users to publish content that hurts the congressman’s feelings. Of particular interest, however, is “Devin Nunes’ Cow.”

    The Republican congressman’s lawsuit specifically points to “Devin Nunes’ Cow” – a Twitter account that mocks the lawmaker with bovine-related puns – as an example of the sort of brutal mistreatment he’s received on the social-media platform. (The account, for example, has described Nunes as “udder-ly worthless.”)

    I’ll confess that I was unfamiliar with the parodic account before yesterday, but I’m well aware of it now – which is one of the reasons Nunes’ litigation is such a bad idea. New York Times noted yesterday:

    The lawsuit by Mr. Nunes had the perhaps unintended effect of sharply increasing the reach of @DevinCow, the parody account that had around 1,200 followers before the lawsuit was filed. The account was up to 46,000 followers as of Tuesday morning and rapidly growing.

    How rapidly? By last night, the “Devin Nunes’ Cow” account had over 217,000 followers. As I type this morning, it has over 327,000 followers.

    In fact, the comedic account, created to mock Devin Nunes, now has nearly as many Twitter followers as Devin Nunes.

  13. rikyrah says:

    A political awakening: How Howard University shaped Kamala Harris’ identity
    MAR 19, 2019 | 3:00 AM

    The war on drugs had erupted, apartheid was raging, Jesse Jackson would soon make the campus a staging ground for his inaugural presidential bid. Running for student office in 1982 at Howard University — the school that nurtured Thurgood Marshall, Toni Morrison and Stokely Carmichael — was no joke.

    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has been known to break the ice with voters by proclaiming the freshman-year campaign in which she won a seat on the Liberal Arts Student Council her toughest political race. Those who were at the university with her are not so sure she is kidding.

    It was at Howard that the senator’s political identity began to take shape. Thirty-three years after she graduated in 1986, the university in the nation’s capital, one of the country’s most prominent historically black institutions, also serves as a touchstone in a campaign in which political opponents have questioned the authenticity of her black identity.

    “I reference often my days at Howard to help people understand they should not make assumptions about who black people are,” Harris said in a recent interview.

    Her Indian-born mother and Jamaican father separated when Harris was 5, and she attended high school in Montreal, where her mother was a cancer researcher at McGill University. But, Harris said, as a teenager, there was no question about her decision to return to the U.S. to attend Howard.

    “My mother understood she was raising two black children to be black women,” Harris said in the interview, a line she has often used to settle questions on the subject. Shyamala Gopalan Harris encouraged her daughter to go to Howard, a school her mother knew well, having guest lectured there and having friends on the faculty.

    “There was nothing unnatural or in conflict about it at all,” Harris said. “There were a lot of kids at Howard who had a background where one parent was maybe from the Philippines and the other might be from Nairobi,” she added. “Howard encompasses the diaspora.”

    The campus during her time was a cauldron of activism and black pride at a moment in history, like now, when most black Americans were feeling alienated and unrepresented by the White House.

    Running for student office “was hard core,” said Sonya Lockett, a college friend of Harris. “It was not like, ‘If I win, we’re going to get a water fountain for the student center.’

    “Students demanded to know how you feel about what is going on in this country, and where is our place in it,” said Lockett, now an entertainment industry executive. “We saw ourselves as integral to the city and the country and the world. If you did not have an idea of where we were in that ecosystem, you weren’t getting far.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Hmmm 🤔🤔

    Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) Tweeted:
    News: Maria Butina’s Russian legal defense fund is being controlled by a an organization called the Anti-Globalization Movement that has promoted fringe American separatist movements on the Kremlin’s dime.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Nothing but a muthaphuckin’ POLL TAX!!

    Florida felon voting rights imperiled amid GOP opposition
    03/19/2019 04:32 PM EDT Updated 03/19/2019 05:55 PM EDT

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Republican-controlled Legislature is moving to roll back parts of a historic November constitutional amendment that reinstated voting rights for convicted felons, drawing sharp opposition from Democrats in a key 2020 presidential battleground.

    A bill that would limit voting rights that ex-offenders gained under the ballot measure cleared its first stop in a Republican-controlled Florida House committee on a party-line vote Tuesday, and the president of the state Senate said he expects his chamber to draw up a companion measure.

    Democrats and others condemned the move, likening the legislation to a poll tax imposed on African-Americans during the Jim Crow era.

    “Today we saw the politicization of Amendment 4,” said Neil Volz, political director with the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, which pushed the voting rights initiative onto last year’s ballot. “When partisan politics gets involved, the people lose.”

    At stake are the voting rights of more than a million Floridians — and possibly the U.S. presidency. The legislative battle is a reminder of the high political stakes in Florida, where voters backed both Barack Obama and Donald Trump in recent presidential elections. The marquee races in last year’s elections, U.S. Senate and governor, were so tight that both were forced into recounts.

  16. rikyrah says:

    Good for him!

    Gillum to launch Florida voter-registration campaign to trip up Trump
    03/20/2019 05:00 AM EDT Updated 03/20/2019 06:37 AM EDT

    TALLAHASSEE — Andrew Gillum has launched a Florida voter registration group dedicated to defeating President Donald Trump’s re-election chances in the nation’s largest swing state.

    The former Tallahassee mayor and Democratic nominee for governor is expected to formally announce the effort today at a speech in Miami Gardens. One of the groups working with Gillum — Bring it Home Florida, named after his signature campaign phrase — was registered last week by his supporters with the state election division overseeing third-party voter registration organizations.

    Progressive activists who supported Gillum in last year’s gubernatorial race have speculated that he might mount a bid for president. But for now, it appears he’s going to focus on increasing the number of voters in his home state.

    Gillum, whose political committee Forward Florida still has nearly $3.9 million available, hinted at his plans earlier in the year.

    “In this period of time, whatever resources that I raise and time and energy I spend in this state is going to be around voter registration and deep-level engagement, so that when we have a nominee, we have an apparatus we can turn on,” Gillum said in January.

  17. rikyrah says:


    But there is one thing that every Democrat can do – and every Democratic group can do to put candidates in a better place to win.
    Register voters.
    In Florida, Democrats register voters well for about four months every four years, and other than that, not so much. And yes, while there are groups that are doing good work, the numbers over the last ten years, are well, about as good as Blake Bortles QB rating as a member of the Jaguars.
    Here are the raw numbers.
    In 2008, when voters went to the polls to elect then Senator Barack Obama, Democrats had a voter registration advantage of just under 660,000 voters, which in terms of share of the electorate, was almost 6% more than the Republicans (42%-36%). Fast forward to the competitive Governor’s race of 2014, and the advantage was down to just over 450,000 voters, or an advantage of just under 4% (38.8%-35%). And when voters went to the polls in 2018, the advantage was down to just over 250,000 voters, with Democrats lead in voter registration share now below 2%.
    In other words, over 10 years, Democrats saw their voter registration advantage drop by 400,000 voters.
    And to put that into context:
    In 2014, Crist lost by about 60,000 votes.
    In 2016, Clinton lost by just over 100,000 votes.
    In 2018, Gillum lost by just over 30,000 votes.
    And Bill Nelson lost by about 10,000 votes.
    You get the idea.
    Register. Freaking. Voters.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) Tweeted:
    Trump supporters are a bizarre mix of opportunistic grifters, timid rationalizers, and apocalyptic hysterics.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) Tweeted:
    The idea that amending the Constitution—or simply proposing amendments—is somehow radical is a recent phenomenon and a silly one. The 2016 Republican platform called for five constitutional amendments (abortion, same-sex marriage, term limits, balanced-budget, education).

  20. rikyrah says:


    Brett Pransky (@BrettPransky) Tweeted:
    So the Germans are considering expelling an American diplomat for being too much of a Nazi.

    Wrap your head around that one.

  21. rikyrah says:

    John Wellington Ennis (@johnennis) Tweeted:
    Bernie’s hires from the Intercept tells me four things: 1) He’s not attracting campaign professionals 2) He endorses their recent line of attacks 3) There will be more misleading attacks on Democrats as campaign strategy 4) He and his staff will not support the DNC nominee, again

  22. rikyrah says:

    Kirsten Allen (@knicole_a) Tweeted:
    Kamala Harris to visit a critical county in first Texas visit

  23. rikyrah says:

    Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) Tweeted:
    It shouldn’t matter how much money you have or what neighborhood you live in — everyone deserves clean water. We saw this story play out in Flint. Now we’re seeing reports in South Carolina. Enough is enough. We need action now.

  24. rikyrah says:

    Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) Tweeted:
    Adam Schiff says he’s steering his investigation in a new direction to focus on whether Trump or anyone around him is under the influence of a foreign government — and he says he’ll demand any relevant evidence compiled by the FBI or Mueller’s team.

  25. rikyrah says:

    Blavity News (@Blavity) Tweeted:
    Warner Bros’ deal, reportedly set to be within the $60 million range, surpassing both Universal and Barack and Michelle Obama’s bid through Netflix 😮

  26. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh 😒

    Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) Tweeted:
    The High Court in London heard on Monday that Cambridge Analytica was up to its old tricks from beyond the grave—by surreptitiously trying to halt investigations that could expose allegedly nefarious tactics before the company was shut down for good.

  27. rikyrah says:

    Bringing receipts on Bernie’s new hires 😒

  28. rikyrah says:

    That is so adorable 😍😍

  29. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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