Friday Open Thread | Presidential Town Hall with Julian Castro

Castro on reparations: US has never addressed original sin of slavery

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92 Responses to Friday Open Thread | Presidential Town Hall with Julian Castro

  1. We’re in a Constitutional Crisis. The rule of law is gone. Our leaders allowed this 2 bit thug to single handedly destroy our democracy. Next he will use the military to carry out the rest of his destruction.

  2. So Trump is telling folks to break the law and he would grant them a pardon? WTF America?

  3. rikyrah says:

    This is the Green Book movie that I want to see.

  4. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : April 12, 2019

    Thole: verb THOHL

    Definition chiefly dialectal : endure

  5. rikyrah says:


    Workers find 27 possible human GRAVES at notorious Florida reform school for boys where children were ‘locked in chains, beaten and sexually abused’ – taking potential number of burials at the site to more than EIGHTY

    Possible human graves have been discovered at the shuttered Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Florida
    Department of Environmental Protection workers found disturbed soil while preparing to clean up fuel storage 500 feet adjacent to Boot Hill Cemetery
    Finding could put the figure of people buried in the vicinity up to 82
    The 27 possible graves are on north side of campus, where African-American boys were buried when the school was segregated
    The school’s own records show that more than 50 children were buried on the grounds, while more than 30 other bodies were sent elsewhere to be buried
    A 2009 investigation report by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement found there were 81 school-related deaths of students from 1911 to 1973
    A later report in 2012 put the death toll at 98
    Governor Ron DeSantis wrote in an April 10 letter to Jackson County Chairman Clint Pate that agencies were looking at ‘best course of action’

    PUBLISHED: 00:37 EDT, 12 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:05 EDT, 12 April 2019

    • Liza says:

      I knew this would happen. I knew they would find more bodies on that land based on what the survivors have said. They’ll never know exactly how many children were murdered.

      • Liza, I did a search on the blog and found out we’ve talk about the Dozier school way back in 2013. I couldn’t suffer like that. Just let me die and get it over with. Those poor little boys went through pure horror.

      • Liza says:

        I remember that we talked about it but didn’t realize it’s already been that long.

        I suspect the people in Mariana, FL, knew what was going down at that so-called school and did nothing about it. No one cared about those kids.

    • Evil ass demons. This was a haven for sexual predators to prey on little boys. I can’t imagine the horror these boys went through. And state sanctioned. May God have mercy on their souls.

  6. Girl, he’s Greg Craig, the white man, who worked with Trump’s guy Paul Manafort. The indictment is related to Paul Manafort, silly ass woman.

  7. rikyrah says:

    skeptical brotha ๐ŸŒˆ (@skepticalbrotha) Tweeted:
    Joe Manchin wants to slowly come out as a Republican, and make it seem like he was pushed out of the party, but not before probably running for governor as a Democrat against the Republican incumbent next year.

  8. rikyrah says:

    skeptical brotha ๐ŸŒˆ (@skepticalbrotha) Tweeted:
    #JulianAssange is a Russian asset masquerading as a journalist. I acknowledge that he helped expose some war crimes committed in our name, but that shouldn’t prevent him from being held accountable for hacking Hillary on behalf of Russian Intelligence and whatever else he’s done.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Scott Dworkin (@funder) Tweeted:
    Democrats need to stop taking this bullshit from all of these Republican criminals. Hold Mnuchin in contempt. Throw his ass in jail. Force the resignation of every person who colluded with the White House in hiding Trumpโ€™s taxes. Enough is enough. No mercy.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜ 

    Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) Tweeted:
    So many โ€œSavvy Washington Insidersโ€ and โ€œfair journalistsโ€ are actually in on the con. They know one side is absolutely bonkers but they are deeply, personally attached to the fake objectivity that allows them to be blind to cruelty and racism manifested as public policy.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) Tweeted:
    A serious question for supporters of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks: Why have they NEVER released any secret government or military documents that were harmful to Putin or Russia?

  12. rikyrah says:

    ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ PETTY RUBBLE (@HillaryzMyHmgrl) Tweeted:
    Because I’m Petty, yo.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh
    Uh huh๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’
    And, I don’t even care for Booker

    Kim Wexler’s Ponytail (@MadisonKittay) Tweeted:
    Wow, a 2020 Democratic candidate who is a minority, was mayor of a smallish city, went to Ivy League schools and was a Rhodes scholar really sounds like someone the media would fall in love with.

    So why aren’t we hearing more about Senator Cory Booker?

  14. rikyrah says:

    WeStandUnited๐Ÿ—ฝ (@_WeStandUnited) Tweeted:
    I feel the need to make a disclaimer. I am not going to sit back and watch these fools try to falsely paint @KamalaHarris like what happened to @HillaryClinton in 2016.

    When we are confronted with lies, it is our duty to correct it with the facts.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Propane Janeโ„ข (@docrocktex26) Tweeted:
    Mnuchin overplaying hand with role in fight over Trump’s tax returns: Tax experts via @ABC

  16. rikyrah says:


    Regina ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ (@regwag2003) Tweeted:
    The number of journalists using this Assange situation to essentially publicly declare that they donโ€™t think their job is any different from what he does is truly astounding.

  17. rikyrah says:

    I always feel smarter after hearing Congresswoman Porter read one of these muthaphuckas for filth ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    • Liza says:

      She’s great. This is representation. Her constituents are represented in Congress, something that is too uncommon.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Iowa Starting Line (@IAStartingLine) Tweeted:
    .@KamalaHarris on gun policy: โ€œI am a gun owner … We are being offered a false choice, which suggests youโ€™re either in favor of the 2nd Amendment or you want to take everyoneโ€™s guns away.โ€ #IACaucus

  19. rikyrah says:

    Urban renewal still means Negro Removal ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜

    • Liza says:

      Yep. The NFL came to town. Nobody talks about these kinds of consequences when they are cutting the deal.

      • eliihass says:

        They do talk about it.. What happens is that self-interested stakeholders like the NFL and the developers go around such concerns by hiring a powerful PR/Lobbying firm with a black person as their face to run interference on behalf of the NFL.. to screw-over voiceless, mostly invisible poor folk who canโ€™t afford their own lobbyists.. And are in the end seen as nuisances to the gentrification hustle..

        In the San Francisco Bay Area, people like Willie Brown are who they hire to help screw over poor black folk again and again..

  20. rikyrah says:

    Juliรกn Castro (@JulianCastro) Tweeted:
    Under my #PeopleFirst immigration plan we would put folks on a pathway to citizenship. That includes Dreamers and TPS recipients who have a target in their backs thanks to Donald Trump. #CastroTownHall

  21. rikyrah says:

    Steadmanโ„ข (@AsteadWesley) Tweeted:
    Another policy proposal by @ewarren: increasing corporate taxes (7% after first $100 million in profits)

    “That means Amazon would pay $698 million in taxes instead of paying 0. And Occidental Petroleum would pay $280 million in taxes instead of paying 0.”

  22. rikyrah says:

    Juliรกn Castro (@JulianCastro) Tweeted:
    Weโ€™ve inherited many moral assets from our founders. But weโ€™ve also inherited moral debts. One of those debts that weโ€™ve never paid is the debt for the original sin of slavery. #CastroTownHall

  23. rikyrah says:

    Amene (@Ange_Amene) Tweeted:
    Win or lose, I think it’s important to have POC give opinions that we don’t hear from white candidates. That’s why it’s important to have candidates on stage like Kamala Harris and Julian Castro.

    They provide that perspective for a lot of non white voters.


  24. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh
    Uh huh๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’

    RespectMyGame ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿฝ (@battletested5) Tweeted:
    Remember when Bernie Sanders came at Barack Obama pockets about his speaking fees using Barack as a punching bag for his base..

    Thats why I’m going to come at Bernie Sanders pockets about hiding the fact that he was a millionaire..

  25. rikyrah says:


    Rachel R. Gonzalez (@RachelRGonzalez) Tweeted:
    Most underrated candidate of 2020: Julian Castro

    It’s almost like he’s not in the race.

    (This is not an endorsement, just an observation)

    At a time when we have Mexican children in cages, you would think we would talk more about a Mexican-American candidate.

  26. rikyrah says:

    And Biden should be vetted on his record. Have no problem with that.

  27. rikyrah says:

    John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) Tweeted:
    this is wrong

    Trumpโ€™s overall approval in this poll is 43%

    he remains the only president never to have reached 50% at any point in his term

  28. rikyrah says:

    We all have that drawer ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    • Liza says:

      Ha ha. I think it might skip a generation. My mother saved everything, she had about ten million or those plastic margarine containers.

    • Ametia says:

      LOL I used to have drawers like this.

      But since I’ve been Decluttering with Marie Kondo, NO MORE CLUTTER!

  29. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh
    Uh huh๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’

    Kimberle Crenshaw (@sandylocks) Tweeted:
    Black people revitalized democracy after the civil war, elected Grant, spearheaded far-reaching reforms that advanced the social good. And yet, their allies abandoned them and their vision. Sound familiar? #ReconstructionPBS

  30. rikyrah says:

    Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) Tweeted:
    In Texas, the state senate is considering #SB9, a bill that would make it harder for Texans to register to vote and make fewer Texansโ€™ votes count. We must fight back against voter suppression wherever it exists. #StopSB9 #txlege

  31. rikyrah says:

    ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 

    Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) Tweeted:
    Tennesseeโ€™s Sec of State is pushing #SB971, creating criminal penalties for people who do voter registration work. This intimidation is meant to scare people from registering new voters. It is wrong.

  32. rikyrah says:

    Lay down with dogs

  33. rikyrah says:

    skeptical brotha ๐ŸŒˆ (@skepticalbrotha) Tweeted:
    WATCH: Rachel Maddow draws a straight line from Wikileaks to Don Jr after Assange arrest

  34. rikyrah says:

    Omid Scobie (@scobie) Tweeted:
    A #RoyalBaby update from Buckingham Palace:

  35. rikyrah says:

    But but but…..
    Kamala is a cop…remember?๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 

    RiPPa (@RippDemUp) Tweeted:
    As a Prosecutor, Amy Klobuchar Once Threatened Kids: Go to Schoolโ€”or Court

  36. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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