Tuesday Open Thread

Today’s feature covers the REAL history of reconstruction.

See how our past affects our present with this inside look of Reconstruction with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reconstruction: America After the Civil War
premiered April 9 & April 16. You can watch the 4-part series HERE.

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80 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread

  1. I blame the media for elevating this lawless thug by giving him free airtime to show his klan rallies across the country to spread his hate & now the thug is openly defying the law & doing whatever the fk he wants. Y’all need to remove this toxic poison from our WH. #ImpeachTheMF

  2. rikyrah says:

    Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) Tweeted:
    I received some criticism b/c I said Repubs supporting Trump -after his crimes & work w/ Russians – are unpatriotic. Yes I said it! How can you know the enemy Russia is undermining our democracy & say & do nothing? If you don’t care, I do. We must impeach Putin’s president Trump! https://twitter.com/RepMaxineWaters/status/1120784878411362306?s=17

  3. rikyrah says:

    Glad that he pointed this out

    Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) Tweeted:
    A large percentage of people objecting to the Warren proposal seem to believe going into the military means you dont have student loan debt. I promise you that is not the case. https://t.co/E1ERqGGJaV https://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/1120451331548954625?s=17

    Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) Tweeted:
    In fact the student loan debt industry has figured out lots of ways to game federal obligations to servicemembers to screw them too. It’s pretty infuriating!

    Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) Tweeted:
    The number of arguments against the proposal that i’ve seen today that amount to: “businesses profiting from this predatory model should be allowed to squeeze working people in perpetuity” is shocking, although not surprising. https://twitter.com/AdamSerwer/status/1120452525059203073?s=17

  4. rikyrah says:

    Comments from Adam Sewer about Senator Warren’s student loan debt plan:

    Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) Tweeted:
    The reaction to Warren’s proposal on student loans helpfully illustrates the extent to which certain political strategies are predicated on making regular people resent each other over public spending that would improve many people’s lives, while the ultra rich clean everyone out

    Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) Tweeted:
    Love to resent “elites” while also arguing that people who arent rich shouldnt be allowed to go to college without a lifetime of crushing debt

    Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) Tweeted:
    The government is not your mommy. Unless you are a bank, a farm, a predatory lender, a for profit college, an upper middle class homeowner, or one of donald trump’s failed businesses.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) Tweeted:
    Dem policy advice

    No Dylan Roof and the Boston Bombers should not be able to vote. Thats absurd.

    1) this is a question for Governors as this is a state issue. (You don’t federally register to vote)

    2) once you are done with sentence your right should be immediately restored https://twitter.com/Bakari_Sellers/status/1120692133084659714?s=17

  6. rikyrah says:

    Oliver Willis (@owillis) Tweeted:
    trump is here telling his underlings to defy subpoenas and hide evidence and democrats are like “um, but should we really impeach him?” https://twitter.com/owillis/status/1120764519926640640?s=17

  7. rikyrah says:

    Ari is trying to send up the bat signal, folks.
    Very few in the country is as well versed on voting issues as Ari.

    Ari Berman (@AriBerman) Tweeted:
    Trump could rig American politics for next decade if SCOTUS upholds citizenship question on 2020 census. Would be as devastating to democracy as anything in Mueller report. Pay attention to oral arguments Tuesday https://t.co/FEBrVtZCrh https://twitter.com/AriBerman/status/1120356186535206912?s=17

  8. Carson news………..

    Daughter had some chocolate milk in the fridge and she put a little in Carson’s bottle and he tried it and then gave the bottle back. He doesn’t like chocolate milk. LOL

  9. rikyrah says:

    Some more Whitesplaining of Mayor Pete😒🙄


  10. rikyrah says:

    Because you are a Black woman, and you know that you would never be taken seriously again, if you had said this😠😠

    Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) Tweeted:
    I am the same age as Mayor Pete and I would NEVER be able to run for president and say that I’ll fill you all in on my policy proposals later because it’s minutiae.

    WTF was that and I’m seriously asking?


  11. rikyrah says:

    Cory Booker Could Pull Off a Surprise Win in Iowa
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    April 23, 2019

    In writing about the early campaign strategies of the top tier 2020 Democratic candidates, I noted what Edward-Isaac Dovere wrote about Cory Booker.

    The other 2020 Democrats will have their media moments, Booker and his campaign people believe, and the voters will cycle through them. And as that happens, he’ll keep reaching out to voters in small venues, such as these in Ames and Davenport, and building out an organization to hold on to them. Others will flare up and falter, according to the Booker campaign’s plan, and the New Jersey senator will be there to pick up the pieces.

    Pat Rynard, former Democratic campaign staffer and founder of Iowa Starting Line, noted that the only two public endorsements from the Iowa caucus have gone to Booker. Representative Amy Nielsen was the first. On Monday, she was joined by Representative Jennifer Konfrst, one of four women who flipped Republican suburban districts in 2018.

  12. Liza says:

    Who is behind this guy? Why the “meteoric” rise?

    • eliihass says:

      You could pretty much ask the same question of so many others in the running.. including the very manufactured mediocre ones who’ve been undeservedly propped up the political rungs for years..

      The invisible hand calling the shots from behind the scenes is not in fact an exclusive phenomena.. And certainly not for just the one candidate..

      There’s also something to be said about Democrats needing to be so much more wily and learning how to think outside the box, perfect the art of it to not just win, but to seriously decimate the unscrupulous, depraved GOP and their soulless cohort of crafty, complicit non-partisan enablers committed only to greed, corruption and white supremacy..

      The GOP is very much committed to preserving power in GOP hands.. by hook or crook.. And the media is saturated with those helping to shape and define the how …including playing Democrats like fiddles..

      That they tout a particular Democrat at any time, does not necessarily mean they actually like or support that Dem.. Or any Dem for that matter.. Dems are only good as distraction, props and useful idiots for the short and long-term purposes of the insidious, agenda-driven mouthpieces owned by the anti-regulations, tax-cuts loving GOP-friendly oligarchs.. The mission includes tearing the Democratic Party apart – including by pitting and playing Dems against each other .. And most importantly, rubbishing the Dems as gravitas-deficient weaklings who are in fact, not up to the job of leading this country.. And securing that space of leadership for the GOP …even with its treasonous buffoon …and until such a time as the Neocons can once again install one of their own.,

      In the end, the very same folks (including those of the the ‘Never’ the treasonous buffoon ilk) who fancy themselves narrative-shapers, influencers and kingmakers will dispose of any and every and whatever Dem(s) they’ve willfully exploited for their purposes …As they all begin to return to their base, and begin to boldly and publicly coalesce behind the callous GOP/oligarch greed and power agenda..

  13. rikyrah says:

    The charter movement is a scam all the way around, but, how they treat Special Needs Children is phucking CRIMINAL.

    Eliza Shapiro (@elizashapiro) Tweeted:
    Success Academy was put on a corrective action plan by NY for allegedly failing to provide services for students with disabilities. Today, the mother of a former student w/ special needs sued the charter network, alleging a “campaign of harassment” to get her child to leave https://twitter.com/elizashapiro/status/1120374937036972032?s=17

    Eliza Shapiro (@elizashapiro) Tweeted:
    Among the accusations: Success called ACS twice to report that the mother suing Success today could not control her child. This triggered an NYPD investigation against the mother, and led to her 4th grade child being taken out of school and left at an NYPD precinct. https://twitter.com/elizashapiro/status/1120376092647411712?s=17

  14. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : April 23, 2019

    Inexorable: adjective i-NEK-suh-ruh-bul

    Definition: not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped : relentless


  15. rikyrah says:

    CityLab (@CityLab) Tweeted:
    The Trump administration is targeting immigrants with a new policy—this time, by seeking to restrict housing assistance for families with mixed-citizenship status, report @tanvim and @kristoncapps.
    https://t.co/yQu2ycHSPS https://twitter.com/CityLab/status/1120028622482440194?s=17

  16. rikyrah says:

    Media Alert. Check your PBS Station for when this is going to come on.

    1A (@1a) Tweeted:
    “Over and over again, we see black business being knocked down by discrimination and racism in this country,” @StanleyNelson1 says.

    An example: Black Wall Street in Tulsa, OK was destroyed in nearly one day of white folks rioting against its success.

    https://t.co/0SXUJDqOmL https://twitter.com/1a/status/1119701521074020352?s=17

  17. rikyrah says:

    NYT Magazine (@NYTmag) Tweeted:
    The C.F.P.B. was created to protect Americans from predatory lenders after the financial crisis. President Trump’s new chief of staff took it apart on his way to White House. https://t.co/jEnL2QhhzE https://twitter.com/NYTmag/status/1119990197540806657?s=17

  18. rikyrah says:

    Chris Lu (@ChrisLu44) Tweeted:
    Let’s look at the relevant law one more time:

    “Upon written request from the chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means…the Secretary shall furnish such committee with any return or return information specified in such request”

    Shall means shall. There’s no leeway here https://t.co/L4xTul3u7p https://twitter.com/ChrisLu44/status/1120519345745145858?s=17

  19. rikyrah says:

    PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) Tweeted:
    Rachel Maddow explains why Trump’s lawsuit to block Congress from getting his financial records is just a stalling tactic. #ctl #p2 #maddow https://t.co/NIrp4n9ScM https://twitter.com/politicususa/status/1120499218584616966?s=17

  20. rikyrah says:

    Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) Tweeted:
    Trump is…

    A defender of the faith -@Franklin_Graham

    Called by God -@PressSec

    Godly & Biblical -@MicheleBachmann

    God’s given authority -@robertjeffress

    God’s anointed – @Paula_White

    A moral person -@JerryFalwellJr

    WHITE EVANGELICALS ARE DERANGED APOSTATES https://twitter.com/TalbertSwan/status/1120482660764323842?s=17

    • eliihass says:

      They’ve tested their limits and found that there are no limits.. they get to do whatever they want and get away with it too … With the media enabling and providing them with as much cover as they need ..

      They’ve been emboldened …and it’ll only get worse..

  21. rikyrah says:

    Don’t know how many of you are fans of the Young and the Restless, but this is the week that they will be doing their tribute to Kristoff St. John. They will be killing off Neil Winters, and the story will follow that.
    It begins today, and will continue throughout the rest of the week.

    Already have it on my DVR.

    I know that I will be crying buckets, even though I haven’t been a regular viewer of Y&R in years. Soaps get a short shrift, but THIS is something that they do extremely well.

    Kristoff St. John – gone too soon.

  22. Ex Trump campaign chair, Paul Manafort, is officially in prison. He has been transferred from jail to federal prison.

  23. rikyrah says:

    Biden is delaying the announcement:

    In candid remarks to Time on Friday, a former Biden aide said there’s plenty of chaos behind the scenes: “I’ve never seen anything so half-assed. They’re improvising and doing last-minute planning. The guy has been running for president since 1987 and can’t figure the basics out, like where to stand on his first day? This should make everyone very nervous.”

  24. The media helped to elevate this thug………….

    Obstruction right in our face. I told y’all he was a thug. He doesn’t give a damn about the rule of law. You’d better pay attention to what Michael Cohen said…..there will be no peaceful transition when Trump leaves the WH. He’s gonna have to be thrown out on his ass.


    • Ametia says:

      45 has always shown himself. He’s not going to change, and he will be TAKEN OUT.

      !, 2, &3 are the very reasons Pelosi is not going for immediate impeachment. Dems are going through the LEGAL process to investigate 45, and he is not cooperating.

      Further evidence they can use against said ‘THUG’ when/IF they decide impeachment is needed.

  25. rikyrah says:

    Like I am gonna listen to the WSJ Editorial Page

    Phuck Outta Here 😠 😠

    WSJ Editorial Page (@WSJopinion) Tweeted:
    Too many candidates and a Fox News ban mean the 2020 Democratic presidential debates will fail where the GOP succeeded in 2016, writes @seanspicer. https://t.co/1EXR5YUuxT https://twitter.com/WSJopinion/status/1120647704844079105?s=17

  26. rikyrah says:

    Daniel Dale (@ddale8) Tweeted:
    Things the president called people and entities before 8 AM today:
    – Joe Scarborough “Psycho” and “Angry, Dumb and Sick”
    – Democrats “totally insane”
    – New York Times “Fake News” and “Enemy of the People”
    – Paul Krugman “stupid”
    – Twitter “very discriminatory” https://twitter.com/ddale8/status/1120660470279692288?s=17

  27. rikyrah says:

    Corey Bu-Shea (@coreybking) Tweeted:
    Notice how you’ll woke faves are absent during these town halls when actual issues are being discussed? But they can respond to media soundbites and erroneous Google searches though 🙄🙄🙄🙄 https://twitter.com/coreybking/status/1120512677800030209?s=17

  28. rikyrah says:


    Jeff Stein (@SpyTalker) Tweeted:
    White House has instructed fmr security clearances director Carl Kline not to appear before House Government Oversight committee. https://twitter.com/SpyTalker/status/1120513049788649472?s=17

  29. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄

    • Ametia says:

      Good Morning, Rikyrah & Everyone. Have you seen the PBS series on Reconstruction with Prof. Gates? It’s captivating, intense….

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