Tuesday Open Thread

Because, I’m petty like that!

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99 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread

  1. Liza says:

    The cop has no business being a dog handler. He’ll end up killing the dog. I strongly suspect that a lot of these K-9 dogs suffer in this and similar ways.

  2. Liza says:

    Probably staged but still amusing.

  3. rikyrah says:

    The shade in this article…LOL

    President Trump and Melania welcome Charles and Camilla to US Ambassadorโ€™s Winfield House residence ahead of grand ‘thank you’ dinner after last night’s state banquet


    Guests at the black tie dinner will dine on on fresh burrata cheese with heritage tomatoes, basil, and Maldon salt; grilled fillet of beef with pommes Anna, watercress pure, celeriac and chantenay carrots; followed by summer berries, homemade vanilla ice cream with Muscovado sugar tuile.

    The wines will come from the Iron Horse winery in northern California: a chardonnay with the starter, a pinot noir with the main course, and champagne with dessert.

    The menu, selected by the First Lady, will be sure to please her husband, a man of famously plain tastes who can regularly be seen dining on fast food.

    Though no doubt sourced from the finest ingredients and prepared by the finest chefs, the meal amounts to beef and potatoes followed by vanillla ice cream.


    • majiir says:

      I knew when I saw the word pommes, it was meat and taters. Studying a foreign language can be a big help at times.

  4. check email ladies

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    Carson playing on the slide…………

  6. rikyrah says:

    Trump pushes up to 20 years in prison for pipeline protesters
    The criminalization of pipeline opposition is ramping up.
    JUN 3, 2019, 3:14 PM

    The Trump administration is seeking to dramatically escalate federal penalties for pipeline protesters. Under newly proposed changes, pipeline protesters could face up to 20 years in prison for disrupting the construction of oil and gas infrastructure. The move echoes similarly harsh penalties for anti-pipeline activists being adopted in several states.

    Updates proposed to the Transportation Departmentโ€™s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) released Monday would make interrupting pipeline construction or damaging existing pipelines a federal crime.

    According to the proposed PHMSA updates, first reported by Politico, โ€œvandalism, tampering with, or impeding, disrupting or inhibiting the operation ofโ€ pipelines would be met with fines or potentially many years in jail. Under current law, damaging existing pipelines can lead to up to 20 years jail time, but those โ€œunder constructionโ€ are now a consideration as well along with โ€œdisruptionโ€ to pipelines.

    Other components of the PHMSA updates include changing the threshold for damages incurred by a pipeline accident before an operator is required to report a problem; the proposal would double the $100,000 threshold currently in place.

    • majiir says:

      I cannot stand Chris Matthews. I don’t like his authoritarian attitude. He’s nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is, cranking out book after book, after book about history he clearly doesn’t understand. I have several degrees in history His biography shows he has none. At one time, he had his head so far up Trump’s @ss that he couldn’t take a breath. I don’t want to hear one word from him because he’s a biased, bigoted, racist mthfkr who gave PBO a hard time because he dared to be POTUS while being black. Anything with Chris Matthews in it, I will not watch.

  7. rikyrah says:

    New Orleans loved Leah Chase and showed it at a ‘pop up’ second-line parade for the late chef

    Since Leah Chase died on Saturday at age 96, there has been an outpouring of admiration and affection for the beloved chef from public officials, celebrities and countless regular folks on social media.

    On Monday evening, New Orleans took its testimonial of gratitude to the streets with a second-line parade in her honor.

    The parade โ€” part march, part rolling block party โ€” was organized by members of the Big 6 Brass Band. It convened in front of Dooky Chase’s Restaurant on Orleans Avenue, which Chase and her family built into a landmark of Creole cuisine.

    Neighbors came outside to watch, children climbed a low brick wall to peer from its top, and men and women shimmied between parked cars, hopping from street to sidewalk and up onto the stoops of shotgun houses to dance.

  8. rikyrah says:

    This thread ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ


  9. rikyrah says:

    CA Democratic Convention tests mettle of candidates (and hosts)
    Rachel Maddow reports on how some candidates performed and were received at the California Democratic Convention, as well as an incident in which a protester walked on stage and took the microphone from Kamala Harris’s hand.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Instinctive action amid security breach serves as inspiration
    Karine Jean-Pierre, chief public affairs officer for MoveOn.org, talks with Rachel Maddow about what went through her mind as she put herself because Senator Kamala Harris and an out-of-order protester who had just strode on stage and seized the microphone from Harris at the California Democratic Convention.

  11. Can yโ€™all now see why Rachel cried? Itโ€™s so horrendous. Theyโ€™re not going to stop until the wrath of God comes down.


  12. rikyrah says:

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    Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) Tweeted:
    Trump administration bans educational and recreational travel to Cuba https://t.co/ldsaKRgf53 https://twitter.com/Yamiche/status/1135927273075478528?s=17

  13. In your face obstruction of justice. Trump is a straight up thug.


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  15. rikyrah says:

    Didn’t the Obamas stay at the American Embassy in London?

    The US government has spent millions of dollars on luxury hotel suites, chauffeured vehicles and back-up generators for Donald Trumpโ€™s state visit to London. Contracts placed by the state department show US taxpayers have spent $1,223,230 (ยฃ965,921) on VIP accommodation at the InterContinental hotel on Park Lane in Mayfair, a hotel linked to members of the Qatari royal family. A further $339,386 (ยฃ267,994) has been spent on โ€œhotel rooms in support of a visitโ€ at the Hilton on Park Lane, one of Londonโ€™s most exclusive addresses, and also on โ€œpassenger car rentalโ€.

    Along with his third wife, Melania, Trump has brought all four of his adult children on the trip โ€“ Donald Jr, Eric, Ivanka and Tiffany. Along with their administrative support and security details, that has added significantly to the size of his entourage.

    The state department placed a series of hotel contracts, first disclosed by the Scotsman newspaper, through the US embassy in London, including another $122,059 and then $32,339 for additional hotel rooms at the Intercontinental. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been spent at the Hyatt Regency โ€“ the Churchill, a hotel on Portman Square. That includes $18,750 on โ€œhotel rooms in support of a VIP visitโ€, as well as $47,311 for a generator, presumably to provide back-up power supplies for official business. At the Grosvenor House hotel, another five-star hotel on Park Lane, the state department has spent at least $266,882 on โ€œhotel rooms for VIP visitโ€ and installing special voice and data cabling in the hotel suites. At the Cumberland hotel on Great Cumberland Place, a four-star hotel near Marble Arch now rebranded as the Hard Rock hotel, $96,162 has again been spent on a contract the state department describes as โ€œhotel rooms in support of a VIP visitโ€. That hotel is at the northern end of Park Lane, within easy reach of the Intercontinental and the Grosvenor House hotels.

    Alongside these one-off contracts, the US embassy also has a long-running contract for luxury chauffeured limousines with Tristar Cars, a firm owned by the London-based private hire firm Addison Lee. The embassy placed its largest recent contract with Tristar Cars on 20 May this year, for $353,070, a one-off purchase that state department records show was linked to hotel accommodation.

    The Scotsman reports that the Intercontinental is ultimately owned by a Luxembourg-based hotel group called Regis Hotel (Opco) UK SA. Among its directors are Sheikha Lulwah bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, 34, the daughter of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, previously Qatarโ€™s ruler until he abdicated in 2013. He founded and funded the al-Jazeera global television network.

  16. rikyrah says:

    The House Oversight Committee has sent letters to AG Bill Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross informing them the panel is scheduling a vote to hold them in contempt for refusing to comply with subpoenas related to the Census citizenship questionhttps://t.co/GPH50IoAO1

    โ€” Axios (@axios) June 3, 2019

  17. rikyrah says:

    The final disaster relief bill contains no border security funding and easily passed with broad bipartisan support in a vote of 354-58. It’s heading to Trump’s desk (not back to the senate as he’s tweeted) https://t.co/0I7AcqM0qZ

    โ€” Kate Nocera (@KateNocera) June 4, 2019

  18. rikyrah says:

    It’s about time.

    After months of Republican delays over aid to #PuertoRico โ€“ which will ultimately receive more than $1 billion โ€“ and immigration, Democrats deliver a bipartisan win #ForThePeople as the House passes $19 billion disaster aid bill; DJT expected to sign it. https://t.co/utKsP2GBGn

    โ€” Christine Pelosi (@sfpelosi) June 3, 2019

    • Ametia says:

      yes; it’s about time.

      BUT What exactly did the Dems have to NOT DO in order for this seemingly onboard gig from GOP?


  19. rikyrah says:

    Word on the Twitter streets is that Manafort has been transferred to Rikers!
    If true, great news to start the day๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  20. Liza says:

    This will make y’all smile for sure.

  21. rikyrah says:

    Yes, they could have brought it up ๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’


  22. rikyrah says:

    This cannot be posted enough. Spread the word about it.


  23. rikyrah says:

    This is exactly what it is ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ 


  24. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : June 4, 2019

    Amalgamate: verb uh-MAL-guh-mayt

    Definition : to unite in or as if in a mixture of elements; especially : to merge into a single body

  25. rikyrah says:

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

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