Thursday Open Thread

Former Vice President Joe Biden enters the 2020 Presidential race

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101 Responses to Thursday Open Thread

  1. rikyrah says:

    Mia Brett 👸🏻 (@QueenMab87) Tweeted:
    Over 60% of flipped seats in midterms were by women. Women did better than men. This is just blatantly a sexist unfounded fear

  2. rikyrah says:

    How about, instead of giving any lip service to this question, how about ask—
    Have all former felons had their voting rights restored in all 50 states?
    Until that happens, don’t ask me about the incarcerated.

    I done told you- this is nothing but pure phuckery 😠

  3. rikyrah says:

    Malcolm P. Johnson (@admiralmpj) Tweeted:
    I can’t sit here and say that Anita Hill’s anger is wrong or unjustified, but I am confused as to why now. He’s run for President before. He’s run for Vice President before…twice. Why this campaign as opposed to his previous efforts?

    • I haven’t decided on a candidate yet, I’m still checking things out. I think it’s to get ahead of folks trying to do a hit pieces on him to kill his campaign before it gets out of the starting gate. People make mistakes and learn. When you learn better, you do better.

    • eliihass says:

      Sorry, but anyone who hitched her wagon to freaking Clarence Thomas …and would’ve stayed with him for the long haul too, had some stuff not happened … And one who isn’t exactly screaming at Clarence Thomas as he continues to sit on the nation’s highest court and as he and his wife continue to break every law possible for partisan self-enrichment, isn’t exactly someone I care to defend or listen to..

      Where are her op-eds condemning Thomas and his wife’s shenanigans..?

      • Ametia says:


        Justice Thomas’ Wife Asks Anita Hill To Apologize
        October 20, 20101:31 AM ET

        Virginia Thomas has confirmed through a spokesman that on Oct. 9, she left a voice-mail message at Hill’s Brandeis University office. News organizations, including The New York Times and ABC, have reported that they heard the recording, which said: “Good morning, Anita Hill. Its Ginni Thomas. I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband

  4. Liza says:

    One of the problems with supporting these elderly candidates (as in >75) is that they are at that age where anything can happen (stroke, heart attack, etc…). While it may be true that anything can happen to anybody, the likelihood is greater with the elderly.

    Please can we stop kidding ourselves that it is okay for a candidate to be in their mid to late seventies? It’s too damn old.

    IMO, Elizabeth Warren is right on the line but appears to be healthy. Certainly has no mental impairment.

  5. rikyrah says:

    The non-political women at my job were having a political discussion. I was just listening in:

    They love Uncle Joe. The only thing against him is his age – they didn’t know he was that old.
    They think Bernie is as old as dirt and looks it.
    They have nothing against Warren.
    Or Harris.
    Wondered where the hell Beto came from.
    ‘ The Mayor of South Bend?’
    The discussion even came up about AOC – ‘ She needs to get out of them headlines and do her job. She doing too much.’-BWA HA HA HA HA HA HAH
    That AOC is known by these women tells me that she really is getting headlines.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) Tweeted:
    I don’t care how desperate they are to reach the mythical racist-Trump-voter-with-a-heart-of-gold. Democratic Presidential candidates need to STOP appearing on white supremacist media like Fox News.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Jennifer (@leftyjennyc) Tweeted:
    A white man hasn’t won for Democrats in 30 years but explain to me how it’s only a white man who can save us? I’d really like to understand this batshit logic.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Brian Schwartz (@schwartzbCNBC) Tweeted:
    Scoop: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo has indicated to allies that he plans to open his formidable fundraising network to Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign. This comes after he endorsed the former VP for president on Tuesday.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) Tweeted:
    When Trump vows to stonewall all subpoenas from Congress he’s telling Dems that the rest of thier legislative calendar is lost. All Dems in the House can do is pass symbolic legislation that will never become law. The same Dems down on impeachment bc it would only be symbolic. 🙄

    • Ametia says:

      GREAT! So, GOP had a gazillion candidates running in 2016, and look who ended up in our WH.

      Bernie Sanders is NOT a DEMOCRAT. ALSO TOO


  10. rikyrah says:

    George Lucas and Mellody Hobson seek to foreclose on Ebony photo archives after Johnson bankruptcy filing
    By Robert Channick
    Chicago Tribune

    Power couple George Lucas and Mellody Hobson are trying to take possession of Ebony magazine’s historic photo archives, which were used as collateral for a $12 million loan they made to now-bankrupt Johnson Publishing four years ago.

    Capital Holdings V, a company controlled by the filmmaker and his financier wife, filed a motion Wednesday in Chicago federal Bankruptcy Court seeking to foreclose on the archives, citing the risk to their loan repayment and the iconic photo collection itself.

    On Thursday, Lucas and Hobson issued a statement through their company expressing the need to preserve the Ebony archives.

    “The Johnson Publishing archives are an essential part of American history and have been critical in telling the extraordinary stories of African American culture for decades,” the company said. “We want to be sure the archives are protected for generations to come.”

    The Ebony photo collection, which has been appraised at $40 million, may be the most valuable asset left in the once influential Chicago-based publishing empire, which sold its magazine holdings three years ago and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection earlier this month.

    Johnson Publishing has been trying unsuccessfully to sell its photo archives for more than four years.

  11. rikyrah says:


    char (@c_nw19) Tweeted:
    So Prince William has been cheating on Kate. In order to keep it quiet in the press, he ordered them to make a massive stir about Meghan, to keep the focus on her and not him. The media drag her and Harry found out it was Williams fault, so there is now a rift between them. Tea.

  12. rikyrah says:


    Stephanie. (@qsteph) Tweeted:
    There are journalists in the UK abiding by a media blackout as it concerns Prince William but have spent almost two years vilifying Meghan Markle with vigor.

  13. rikyrah says:


    chris evans (@notcapnamerica) Tweeted:
    I’m beyond frustrated that the media keeps giving the male candidates credit for saying or proposing something that one of the women already have, and nobody cared.

    Are the female candidates speaking at a frequency the media can’t hear?

  14. eliihass says:

    Carol Moseley Braun endorses Biden..

    • Ametia says:

      I’m good with Biden entering the race. He will definitely be vetted, and in fact, it started months ago.

      Initially, I thought his time had passed. I’m pretty old school, yet, I support balance.

      I’m watching for the blatant & subtle attacks on Biden, transferable to PBO

      • eliihass says:

        Listen Sis, these are craaaazzzy, crrrraaaazzzzy times.. And nobody knows what this Russian asset and his handlers and other dubious enablers and complicit cohort of all sorts now embedded in our government, have been up to.. or what they still have planned..

        This is not the moment for vanity shows, or for learning as you go.. or time for folks who are barely able to effectively handle or manage a Federal agency, being the Commander in Chief of the world’s greatest democracy.. military and economic power …if heaven help us, we still are by the end of this ongoing nightmare..

        For those talking ‘this is about the future and younger candidates’, puhleez.. if there’s no country left to be recovered at the end of this Russian take-over, there’ll be no future to be had..

        This dire, dire situation calls for someone who is not only ready to be president on day 1.. but a person who understands the set-up to begin with, knows their way around blown-up structures, hidden imported land mines, vandalized structures and corrupted systems that have been deliberately vandalized by Russian assets to cover up treason and other criminality …And how to restore with necessary unbreachable upgrades that ensure that this Russian atrocity and assets installed in America’s house, never happens again.,

        I’ll want to see this primary play out fairly and completely, but right now, Biden is the only candidate in the race, even marginally capable of leading and pulling in all the right minds to pick up the pieces and restore …after the traitors..

        Folks don’t understand just how dirty and corrupt D.C is.. there are folks even within our party who will continue to undermine even a Democratic President because this free-for-all, this corrupt to the nth status quo,is working out quite well for them.. they are getting away with murder.. literally..

        Biden who’s been in D.C for decades, may not have been able to stop some of the shenanigans of the D.C old-hands who hated and were envious of the popularity and high-mindedness of the historic President …but he successfully ran interference on behalf of President Obama when it counted most …

        Imagine what these shady folks would do to and with any of these other johnny come latelies.. that is in the unlikely event any of them can even beat the Russian asset and his fully-invested and staffed Kremlin campaign satellite office..

        I don’t see my candidate in this convened 2020 field …but Biden and Stacey Abrams as VP (serious, strategic, clear-eyed, focused, no-drama, no vanity preening, not surrounded by mess/messy folk, the real future with a darn good mind, no need for tricks), would be the closest Dems can get …as far as the current roster stands..

      • rikyrah says:

        You rang???

        Miranda Mod Alma98 • 4 hours ago
        Elderly black folks not tolerating Biden slander because they know how white folks operate. They know slandering Biden is lowkey slandering Obama no matter what they say. Why these woke black folks cant see it is beyond me. They’re being led by the nose on that. Just say his time has passed….but if you start with any reason beyond that, you’re just giving ammunition to fauxgressive white folks to bash PBO even more than they do now.

      • Ametia says:

        THIS :”I’ll want to see this primary play out fairly and completely…”

        We shall see, eliihaas.

  15. rikyrah says:

    ReclaimingMyTime (@MonieTalks_1) Tweeted:
    Quite frankly I’m not impressed with ANY candidate who espouses “those Trump voters were just fooled, forgotten, misled.”

    They heard the same trifling shit I did from a well known multi-bankrupt scammer. Whether a candidate is centrist or progressive, those excuses turn me off.

    • eliihass says:

      I wish all these fakers like Marc, Van Jones, Anand, Shawna Thomas etc, should hustle their way off and form their own party.. They will not hijack the Democratic Party or pretend to be a part of it to destroy it to push their own agenda.. that in the end has little to do with the faux high-minded prattle ..

  16. rikyrah says:

    House Of Impeachment🔥🔥 (@battletested5) Tweeted:
    Beto just tried to Equivocate Barack Obama and trump on separation of immigrant families in a room full of African Americans

    Nah Chief..that was foul


  17. rikyrah says:

    Biden is not my primary choice. But, if, after a long primary, he winds up on top..ok then.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Damage control?

    No baby yet, then! Prince Harry arrives with sister-in-law Kate for Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey after being announced as a surprise late addition ahead of birth of his first child

    Prince Harry joins sister-in-law Kate in London to honour sacrifices of Australian and New Zealand forces
    His last-minute addition to royal line-up indicates Meghan is showing no signs so far of giving birth soon
    Meghan is likely to be at home in the couple’s newly renovated Frogmore Cottage in the Windsor Estate
    Duke of Cambridge is in New Zealand where he has paid tribute to those who lost their lives in battle

    PUBLISHED: 05:19 EDT, 25 April 2019 | UPDATED: 09:46 EDT, 25 April 2019

  19. rikyrah says:

    Justice Dems are nothing but ratphuckers 😠😠

  20. rikyrah says:

    We need good news:

    New Orleans teen gets 115 college acceptance letters
    Updated Apr 24, 3:32 PM; Posted Apr 24, 10:05 AM

    By Wilborn P. Nobles III, | The Times-Picayune

    When Antoinette Love was born six weeks prematurely to Anthony and Yolanda Love, all her mother wanted was for Love to live. The New Orleans native only weighed 4.4 pounds, but she eventually left the hospital 23 days later.

    Years later, Love blew past another milestone: Acceptance into 115 colleges and universities nationwide.

    Love, a senior at the International High School of New Orleans, applied to and was unanimously accepted at 115 schools across the country, according to her school. Her efforts also resulted in more than $3.7 million in offered scholarships. Love is determined to become an educator and wants to major in elementary education beginning this fall, her mother said by phone Tuesday (April 23).

    Love, who is planning to be on the road the next few weeks visiting several colleges, said she’s excited to see what the schools have to offer. She advises students to seek out as many fee waivers as possible for every college they apply to. Students should only consider paying for applications at the colleges they “really want to” attend, she added.

    Love said she’s planning to make her college choice by May 1.

    Yolanda Love calls her daughter’s accomplishments amazing, but she pointed out Love had a lot of support around her. Her counselor Denise James helped her identify college application fee waivers. Love also used the College Common App to apply to multiple colleges through one application, and the Common Black College Application to apply at 50 historically black universities, Yolanda Love said.

    Love by phone Tuesday night said she started applying in September and continued to apply until their small mailbox overflowed with letters from colleges. Yolanda Love said the first school that accepted her daughter offered $72,000 in scholarships.

    “A trickle effect” soon occurred, and Yolanda Love said the mailman had to leave letters on the porch and wedge others in between the screen door and the door due to the overflow.

    I love the image of the mailman bringing all the acceptance letters.

  21. eliihass says:

    Hey Fam,

    Don’t let folks who are supposedly on ‘our side’ begin to chip away at or become ever emboldened to blame or attempt to erase America’s first historic family ..

    Just saw that bloody Anand Giridharadas …complete with this vicious look on his face ….this bloody wannabe (now feeling himself for whatever reason) …who wrangled an invite to speak at the Obama foundation event in Chicago …now essentially talking about how Obama’s 8 years was to blame for economic anxiety that drove the poor whites toTrump …. And how there’s now a serious re-evaluation of (and distancing from) the Obama presidency currently going on by all the very same bloody mediocre Dems in the running for 2020 – same folks who can’t even get folks to tune in or half get excited. …and how the Dem 2020 candidates are moving away from Obama … and how the Dem 2020 field are all so much more aggressive and progressive …and ditching the Obama way of ‘weak’ governance etc. and weak policies..

    This bloody idiot said as much to Stephanie Ruhle …

    Between him and Eddie Glaude, the envy is heavy for 2 basic non-entities..

    I’ll be curious to see how any Dem candidate …and these yahoos who support them and who now all figure themselves ‘kingmakers’, think they’ll make any dent without the Obamas support..

    Some in our party are not loyal.. And they are in for a serious wake-up call..

    Do you now see the how and why Biden – say what you may – is the exception to that almighty loyalty rule..

    And why if Biden gets the nomination he’ll be picking Stacey ..because she at least has integrity … and even though ambitious, won’t be undermining or attempting to sabotage Biden to hasten her own presidency …

    In much the same way we understood why then Nominee Obama picked Biden and not Hillary … even after all the attempts at strong-arming him into picking Hillary … and even though he ultimately still gave Hillary the SoS job … and even though she still spent her time at Foggy Bottom undermining and sabotaging the historic presidency..

    #LeopardSpots #NeverForget ..

  22. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄

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