Thursday Open Thread | Nina Simone Week


This great piece deserves the spotlight.

Hat tip, Rikyrah. Thank you!


Mississippi’s image has always been dominated by the conservative white evangelical set, the political and social segment of the state that has, over the past 200 years, earned Mississippi a reputation as perhaps the most racist state in America.

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115 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | Nina Simone Week

  1. Liza says:

    They can probably lose a few customers and survive.

  2. rikyrah says:


    House Of Impeachment🔥🔥 (@battletested5) Tweeted:
    Black Women didnt fall for Russian propaganda

    Black Women overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton

    Black Women knew trump was the biggest threat and tried to save this country


    MSNBC didn’t have one black woman as a moderator for the Dem debate

  3. rikyrah says:

    sigh…she is so tiresome

    EXCLUSIVE: ‘Manic McCain!’ That’s what The View producers have branded co-host Meghan McCain after she melts down again calling the executive producer a ‘motherf***er’ in front of a studio audience

    Meghan McCain had another blow up when cameras weren’t rolling on the set of The View Tuesday, a source tells DailyMailTV
    The View co-host lost her cool after mistaking a law professor for a Justice Department lawyer during the live show
    During the commercial break McCain blew up at executive producer Brian Teta for not being briefed, calling him a ‘motherf***er’ in front of the audience
    ‘This is some bullsh*t! What are you producers good for?’ she said
    Human Resources came in to meet with McCain following Tuesday’s live broadcast because she disrespected an executive
    But sources say her job is safe as top ABC News executive James Goldston is ‘Meghan’s biggest fan’
    ‘At this point, Meghan is starring in the talk show version of How To Get Away With Murder,’ explained the source
    Tuesday’s profanity-laced blow-up follows McCain’s on-air outburst last week when she called her rival co-host Joy Behar a bi**h on live TV

    PUBLISHED: 13:23 EDT, 26 June 2019 | UPDATED: 16:43 EDT, 26 June 2019

    • rikyrah says:

      Because, what everyone wants for someone in the military, who not only has their own life on the line, but the lives of their fellow troop members…is for those members to be distracted because of worry about their family members possibly being deported. This isn’t just evil. It’s also a threat to the strength of our military, and thus, our national security. But, the racists must be able to get rid of the non-White hordes……national security be damned.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Trump says he asked lawyers if census could be delayed after Supreme Court decision on citizenship question
    Nicholas Wu and Richard Wolf, USA TODAY
    Published 1:57 p.m. ET June 27, 2019 | Updated 2:04 p.m. ET June 27, 2019

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said on Thursday afternoon that he would attempt to delay the 2020 census following a Supreme Court decision that would send his administration’s request to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census back to a lower court, giving opponents another chance to block it.

    “Seems totally ridiculous that our government, and indeed Country, cannot ask a basic question of Citizenship in a very expensive, detailed and important Census,” Trump said in a tweet. “I have asked the lawyers if they can delay the Census, no matter how long, until the United States Supreme Court is given additional information from which it can make a final and decisive decision on this very critical matter,” Trump tweeted.

    The 5-4 decision authored by Chief Justice John Roberts questioned the administration’s rationale for adding the question, calling the reason “contrived.”

  5. Ametia says:

    Rikyrah, did you watch Queen Sugar last night?

    • rikyrah says:

      I have it on the DVR. I am very disappointed in Nova this season. Only saw David Alan Grier for a few seconds from last week – you can tell that he’s nothing but walking trouble. No good will come from that man.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Da phuq 😡 😡

    Enrique Acevedo (@Enrique_Acevedo) Tweeted:
    During our interview today @BernieSanders said he doesn’t like the term “detention centers” to describe immigration facilities holding children. I asked what would he call them instead?
    “Places were people are not being treated as criminals.”

    • Liza says:

      Well, one thing this photo illustrates is that a men’s business suit is very forgiving of an overweight body. Paul looks like a different guy without his suit.

      • majiir says:

        I also noticed the difference in his hair. I guess all he gets behind bars is a cut every now and then. No dye jobs. It looks like prison food has been good for him. That waistline is huge. LOL.

    • Ametia says:

      BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA He needs to rot in prison without soap & toothpaste


  7. rikyrah says:

    Do you think this would have happened, if, in the interim, they hadn’t of literally found the smoking gun on the dead man’s harddrives?

    Breaking from NBC’s Pete Williams on @MSNBC: John Roberts joins the court’s liberals in a 5-4 ruling on the census question: “At this point, the government does not have authority to put this question on the census form.” This is a defeat for the Trump admin, Williams says.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 27, 2019

  8. rikyrah says:

    Michigan Curmudgeon (@MichCurmudgeon) Tweeted:
    @PoliticsWolf Irony: four of the five justices who voted to uphold gerrymandering were appointed by Presidents who lost the popular vote. Minority rule is at the heart of gerrymandering. (Makes me even prouder of our success in passing Prop 2 to end gerrymandering in Michigan.)

  9. rikyrah says:


    MikeFarb (@mikefarb1) Tweeted:
    Who appoints our Supreme Court? The President?

    Or a Catholic fundamentalist who controls a network of right-wing groups funded by dark money?

  10. rikyrah says:

    Oliver Willis (@owillis) Tweeted:
    dear democrats, try craven power-grabbing politics on sometime. there are no invisible judges or hall monitors.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Jared Rizzi (@JaredRizzi) Tweeted:
    Citizens United v. FEC (2010)
    Shelby County v. Holder (2013)
    Rucho v. Common Cause (2019)

    Federal courts will not save meaningful democracy.

    • Ametia says:

      Nope! SCOTUS is a political partisan branch of Federal & state government, soley in the pockets of WHITE MAN’S REPUBLICAN PARTY to hold on to WHITE POWER STRUCTURES

  12. rikyrah says:

    Lynn V (@lynnv378) Tweeted:
    Medicare-For-All won’t withstand court challenges.
    The Green New Deal won’t withstand court challenges.
    Free Colleges For All won’t withstand court challenges.
    Erasing Student Debt won’t withstand court challenges.
    Wishful “Progressive Policies” won’t withstand court challenges.

  13. rikyrah says:

    The Crisis Magazine (@thecrisismag) Tweeted:
    Breaking: In a 5-4 opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts, joined by the court’s other conservatives said federal courts may not intervene to block partisan gerrymandering.
    #SCOTUS #elections @naacp

  14. rikyrah says:

    Oliver Willis (@owillis) Tweeted:
    democrats: arent we good boys and girls
    *nobody cares*

    republicans: *just grab power, do horrible shit*

    democrats: hey! how’d that happen. can we get a “no fair” ruling.
    *nothing happens*

  15. rikyrah says:

    Armando (@armandodkos) Tweeted:
    So on gerrymandering, the Court says political parties must do everything possible to maximize their power to the detriment of voting rights. Every Blue state must now act accordingly. Andrew Cuomo- I’m looking at you. c @tomwatson

  16. rikyrah says:


    Flippable (@flippable_org) Tweeted:
    We are deeply disappointed in today’s #SCOTUS ruling on partisan gerrymandering. Given the opportunity to set and uphold a standard for what a fair democracy looks like, the Supreme Court instead avoided responsibility, deeming the issue non-justiciable.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Adam Liptak (@adamliptak) Tweeted:
    Justice Kagan, from the bench in partisan gerrymandering case: “With respect but deep sadness, Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and I dissent.”

  18. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : June 27, 2019

    Acquisitive: adjective uh-KWIZ-uh-tiv

    Definition: strongly desirous of acquiring and possessing

  19. rikyrah says:

    Roberts 5-4 majority declares that partisan gerrymandering is simply too hard for the Courts to weigh in on….

    The ENTIRE Phuck.

  20. rikyrah says:

    Wakandan War Dog (@Kennymack1971) Tweeted:
    Dolt 45 is such a thin skinned punk. He really tried to clap back at Megan Rapinoe for saying she wasn’t going to the fucking WH. And then he had to get in a dig at the NBA (because they don’t fuck with him either) with some racism sprinkled in.

    Just a real bitch ass of a man.

  21. rikyrah says:


    Cake or Death (@Johngcole) Tweeted:
    is there a gofundme for the woman who spit on uday

  22. rikyrah says:

    Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) Tweeted:
    Trump boasts that he “inherited” 138 vacancies on federal courts and muses that he doesn’t know why Obama was unable to appoint judges. The answer is pretty simple: Mitch McConnell

  23. rikyrah says:

    Nathan H. Rubin (@NathanHRubin) Tweeted:
    Reminder: There is nothing “illegal” about crossing the southern border & seeking asylum.

    We literally have laws describing in detail how to legally seek asylum.

    You may not like or agree with those laws, but the end result is the same.


  24. rikyrah says:

    Chris Evans (@notcapn_america) Tweeted:
    Cream of Pete stans.

    The “black people are homophobic” narrative isn’t really going to help your boy gain our support in the primary.

    Maybe you should come up with a new strategy.

  25. rikyrah says:

    chauncey devega (@chaunceydevega) Tweeted:
    My new .@salon. Black voters will likely continue to back Joe Biden despite his egregious Jim Crow misstep. Why? They are pragmatic, not puritanical. This is a lesson for purity test Democrats who will turn on each other and let the Trump jackals feast.

  26. rikyrah says:


    Amene (@Ange_Amene) Tweeted:
    Here y’all are worried about Trump not accepting the results of an election when Bernie Sanders keeps claiming the DNC rigged the system against him.

    Whoever wins, he will try to invalidate their win.

  27. rikyrah says:

    Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) Tweeted:
    To a large extent, Pete Buttigieg got the attention that @JulianCastro deserved.

  28. rikyrah says:


    Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) Tweeted:
    Wife: Inslee is annoying me.
    Me: That’s Tim Ryan.
    Wife: Is he related to Paul?
    Me: Nobody really knows.

  29. rikyrah says:

    BlueSteelDC (@BlueSteelDC) Tweeted:
    Full disclosure Julian Castro was my first choice for Hillary Rodam Clinton’s Veep

    The Harvard graduate and former mayor – to me represented a complimentary narrative to Clinton’s. And I thought he would have been better in the debates where as – TK barely did well in interviews

    • Liza says:

      Beto got lost in the competition.

      • Beto did himself in. He fizzled out after the Texas senate and wouldn’t challenge the elections results when voting machines were switching votes from Beto to Cruz. Folks begged him and he remained silent. This is the big league. You have to do your homework and he didn’t.

      • Liza says:

        Yeah, I remember that he didn’t challenge the election results. He stood out in Texas running against Ted Cruz and got national attention. But he hasn’t really been able to distinguish himself in the group of 20 candidates. He’s really fallen off the radar, MSM doesn’t seem to be interested in him.

    • Ametia says:

      AGREE. I can read candidates’ policies on their websites. Better yet, most candidates talk a good talk, until they get elected, and then REALITY CHECK!!!

      We need a candidate that can VERBALLY whip the living daylights out 45.

      45 is a straight up LIAR & CON MAN. Call him on his lying with facts. doesn’t matter. bring facts and call out the LIES.

      45 can’t string 2 coherent sentences together.

      45 is a Narcissist – and for anyone who deals with him take a master class on how to deal with this piece-o-shit. LOOK HIM IN THE EYE, AND LAUGH AT HIM AT EVERY TURN.

      45 is for the most part ILLITERATE. He’s not well-read. Use big words on him-roll over him with intelligence

      45 uses aggressive bullying and rambling gibberish, as attempts to intimidate.

      45’s a pansy and will fold, sulk, attempt to bully, wash, rinse repeat.


      I’ll WAIT

  30. rikyrah says:


    Barnacle Head, Esq. (@Pumdaddy) Tweeted:
    White men on stage: We need to all come together as a nation work with republicans to get things done.

    Elizabeth Warren: I will bathe in the blood of Mitch McConnell and use his skull as a pint glass.


  31. rikyrah says:

    The Full Zandar Report (@ZandarVTS) Tweeted:
    Last reminder tonight: none of the plans that the Democrats talked about tonight will happen if Mitch McConnell is still Senate majority leader in 2021, so when KY Dems get their shit together and get a candidate to run against him, all y’all better help us out.

  32. rikyrah says:

    Tynisa Citizen Journalist of Witchy Affairs Walker (@Kalarigamerchic) Tweeted:
    I don’t like that Julian Castro was labeled a low expectation dem vs Warren a high one… Who are these folks giving this commentary? I had high expectations from him since his speech at the DNC him and his brother so seriously folks just stop with the obviously racist takes.

    • Liza says:

      “Who are these folks giving this commentary?”

      People who run their mouths for a living and make stuff up.

  33. rikyrah says:

    Tarini Parti (@tparti) Tweeted:
    Asked where this version of Castro had been, he responds he’s been the same person. “It’s the media who has not been covering me.”

  34. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning , Everyone 😄 😄😄

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