Friday Open Thread | “Time” Week

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83 Responses to Friday Open Thread | “Time” Week

  1. eliihass says:

    Sorry for littering with the A$ap Rocky/treasonous buffoon posts..

    The point is, this is how a blinking unabashed racist scores brownie points with the low-info crowd..

    This is how with a few nonsensical throwaways, they cultivate some folks who normally don’t pay attention and who’d they’d otherwise never get …doing pretend-outreach to low-info folks to provide some cover and plausible deniability when some of the numbers in heavily urban communities are off and come up questionable in 2020 … even as Vlad and co. are hard at work actively invading and preparing to tamper with 2020..

    This is how Van Jones’ shameless suck-up and active fluffing up and legitimizing of a hollow, self-serving, narcissistic reality tv act desperately looking for new tv plot lines to remain relevant, and her desperately self-serving and mentally ill hubby, provide cover for a treasonous buffoon..

    And this is the blueprint for how Van Jones and co. also provide cover for what will be a brazen move to tamper with numbers in predominantly urban neighborhoods in 2020..

    If they can get enough raucous paid ‘influencers’ and uninformed idiots parroting the “..but he’s done more for criminal justice reform… and released all these poor folks from prison that Obama ignored… and he also made a call and had A$ap Rocky released from the dangerous, wicked grips of oppressive Swedish prisoners..”.. they figure they can get away with a whole lot of stuff..

    So, while Dems are busy flogging and reframing the 2-term V.P to the historic President as a racist – and at best, a coddler of racists, for supporting/not supporting busing in the 1970s, the actual modern day callous white supremacists and brazen racists are busy – with the assist of the Van Joneses and Kanye Wests, actively reframing themselves as the ones who actually care and do for black folks..

    • eliihass says:


      Just for good measure – and just to drive home the point..

      The treasonous buffoon’s tweet about calling the Swedish PM re: A$ap Rocky, is his most ‘liked’ tweet, ever..


  2. eliihass says:

    When will this nursery school level grifting, gaslighting, treasonous con game end..?

  3. Liza says:

    Springsteen, 1985…

  4. Ametia says:
    • Liza says:

      Good grief, what are they serving in the picture? Looks like broccoli stalks and I can’t tell what the yellow blob is.

  5. Liza says:

    Everything is Broken, this Bob Dylan song just popped into my head, for some reason. I like RL Burnside’s cover.

  6. I was watching this ignorant buffoon & my mouth dropped to the fkn floor. Trump doesn’t understand how government works, doesn’t understand 1st Amendment Rights, doesn’t understand the Constitution and he repeatedly tries to bring up Israel in this to rile up hate. #ImpeachTheMF before he gets someone seriously harmed or killed.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Jennifer Hudson reaches custody agreement with ex fiancé David Otunga after acrimonious two-year court battle

    PUBLISHED: 03:50 EDT, 19 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:17 EDT, 19 July 2019

    Jennifer Hudson has reached a custody agreement with ex-fiancé David Otunga, two years after their split.

    The Oscar-winning actress, 37, and the former professional wrestler, 39, began a custody battle over their son David Jr, nine, nearly two years ago, with the Chicago Tribune reporting the pair reached their agreement on Tuesday.

    The website reports the details of the custody arrangement have been kept secret, after Jennifer and David signed a gag order in 2017, which prevents them from speaking publicly about the case.

  8. rikyrah says:

    What Americans Do Now Will Define Us Forever
    If multiracial democracy cannot be defended in America, it will not be defended elsewhere.
    JUL 18, 2019
    Adam Serwer
    Staff writer at The Atlantic

    Trump’s nationalist innovation is not taking pride in his country, supporting a principled non-interventionism, or even advocating strict enforcement of immigration laws. The only thing new Trump brings to the American nationalism of recent decades is a restoration of its old ethnic-chauvinist tradition. Conservative intellectuals cannot rescue nationalism from Trump, any more than they could rescue Goldwater from Jim Crow, because Trump’s explicit appeals to racial and religious traditionalism, and his authoritarian approach to enforcing those hierarchies, are the things that have bound conservative voters so closely to him. The failure of the conservative intelligentsia to recognize this is why it was caught so off-guard by Trump’s rise to begin with.

    At a rally last night in North Carolina, Trump was reminding the country of this truth. Last week, the president told four Democratic congresswomen—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar—to “go back” to their countries, even though all of them are American citizens. This is literally textbook racism. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission offers “Go back to where you came from” as its example of potentially unlawful harassment on the basis of national origin.

    Trump’s demand is less a factual assertion than a moral one, an affirmation of the president’s belief that American citizenship is conditional for people of color, who should be grateful we are even allowed to be here. Some elected Republicans offered gentle rebukes; others defended the president’s remarks. But at his rally in North Carolina, Trump showed them all that the base is with him. The crowd erupted into chants of “Send her back” when the president mentioned Omar, the Minnesota representative who came to the United States as a refugee from Somalia.

    Republicans, in the week since Trump’s initial tweet attacking the four representatives, have tried to argue that the president was criticizing their left-wing views and “hatred for America,” or that the attacks on Omar were justified because of her past remarks about Israel. This is belied by the nature of the attack itself—not only did Trump say “countries” in his tweet telling the representatives to “go back,” but much of the bill of particulars against Omar that his supporters use to justify calling for her banishment also applies to the president, long a hyperbolic critic of the American political establishment.


    Faced with the president’s baldly expressed bigotry toward four women of color in Congress, Republicans turned to reporters to argue that his attacks are part of a clever political strategy, elevating four left-wing women of color into the faces of his opposition. I suspect these Republicans, and some political reporters, believe that this somehow exonerates Trump from the charge of bigotry, as though prejudice ceases to be prejudice if it becomes instrumental. In fact, the admission that fomenting racism and division is central to Trump’s strategy is a stunning rebuke to those political reporters and pundits who, for four years, have insisted that the rise of Trump is about anything else. Trump and his most ardent liberal critics are in full agreement about the nature of his appeal, even as they differ on its morality. Only the Trumpists, and those who wish to earn their respect, fail to see it.

    It also speaks to the futility of trying to somehow rescue a Trumpian nationalism from Trump. Racism is at the core of Trumpism. The movement cannot be rescued from its bigotry, and those at the National Conservatism Conference who believe it can are in denial. Conservatives can make their case for limited government, or for religious traditionalism, but as long as it is tied to Trump or Trumpism, it will be tainted. Trump is not a champion of the civic nationalism Hazony and others claim they want to see. He is a mortal threat to it.

  9. rikyrah says:

    You have to be kidding. When Obama was prez, GOP demanded spending cuts as price of raising the debt ceiling. Now, with Trump in office, GOP is again demanding spending cuts as price of raising ceiling. No. If we hit ceiling, Trump owns it

  10. rikyrah says:

    Damn…too too young :(

    Ex-Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus dies of heat stroke aged 32 while working outside for his family business in Arkansas where ‘real feel’ temperatures were over 100 degrees
    Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs says Petrus died Thursday night at a North Little Rock hospital
    Petrus had worked outside all day at his family shop in Lonoke County
    His cause of death is listed as heat stroke
    Petrus was a University of Arkansas walk-on who earned all-Southeastern Conference honors in 2007 and 2009
    He was drafted by the Giants in the fifth round in 2010 and had a three-year NFL career, winning a Super Bowl with New York
    The temperature in Little Rock was a blazing 92degrees on Thursday but had a ‘realfeel’ of a scorching 100 plus degrees

    PUBLISHED: 10:15 EDT, 19 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:02 EDT, 19 July 2019

  11. rikyrah says:

    Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) Tweeted:
    NEW: A group of Democratic governors have uneasily watched the primary but largely stayed quiet.

    No longer.

    The debate hand-raising, the social media focus & rise of policies like ending priv insurance + decriminalizing border have them speaking out

  12. Good morning, Chicas. I’m not sneezing this morning but my eyes are itching. It’s always something. Allergies are kicking my ass but good.

    • rikyrah says:

      Sorry SG2😪
      You get better 🤕

    • vitaminlover says:

      Sorry, Southern. Have you tried black seed oil? It tastes awful but it works for most people. Don’t take my word for it though but if you research it you will see what I am talking about. Meanwhile, feel better.

  13. Ametia says:


  14. Liza says:

    Ha, well unless FB cuts them a special deal, their comments will never really be scrubbed. FB saves everything that has been deleted, Frontline revealed this in one of their programs.

  15. Ametia says:

    Merkel feels solidarity with minority congresswomen attacked by Trump
    Source: Reuters

    JULY 19, 2019 / 6:43 AM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

    BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Merkel on Friday distanced herself from U.S. President Donald Trump’s comment that four minority Democratic congresswomen should “go back” to where they came from.

    Trump told four lawmakers – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan – to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”.

    All four of them are U.S. citizens and three of them were born in the United States

    “I decisively distance myself from that and I feel solidarity with the … attacked women,” Merkel told a news conference.


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  16. Liza says:

    There is no floor for these folks, the can always sink lower.

  17. rikyrah says:


    CBS News has learned President Trump took a lot of heat from his family over the racist chants at a campaign rally in North Carolina on Wednesday. He heard from first lady Melania Trump, his daughter Ivanka and Vice President Mike Pence.

    Translation: “While making sure she is physically nowhere to be found, Ivanka plants a story with ‘anonymous sources’ that she spoke up so that she has plausible deniability when she runs for POTUS and the issue comes up again.” 🙄— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) July 19, 2019

    Oh and citing no evidence at all—not a tweet or a quote from Ivanka, the @nytimes informs us that she, infact, was pushing back hard on her father’s racism. Honestly @nytimes you should be ashamed of yourselves.— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) July 19, 2019

  18. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : July 19, 2019

    Gnomic: adjective NOH-mik

    1 : characterized by aphorism

    2 : given to the composition of aphoristic writing

  19. rikyrah says:

    Klobuchar fights Trump’s hateful distraction with focus on policy

    Senator Amy Klobuchar, 2020 Democratic candidate for president, talks with Rachel Maddow about the danger of Donald Trump’s use of hate and division to rally his base and distract from the shortcomings of his policies and governing.

    Klobuchar lays out her ‘first 100 days’ plan: ‘no mean tweets’

    Senator Amy Klobuchar, 2020 Democratic candidate for president, talks with Rachel Maddow about her agenda for the first 100 days of her presidency should she win in 2020, and explains why the next president will face urgent pressure to get things done quickly.

  20. rikyrah says:

    Trump campaign hush money scam appears to have worked

    Rachel Maddow reports on the revelations of unsealed documents in the Michael Cohen case showing that the plan to insulate Donald Trump from payments made to silence women claiming to have had affairs with him so they wouldn’t hurt his election chances appears to have worked out for everyone involved except Michael Cohen even though he was not the beneficiary of the crime.

  21. rikyrah says:

    Paragon of corruption at Trump Interior draws eye of Congress

    Rachel Maddow looks at the details known so far in how Donald Trump’s Interior Secretary David Bernhardt became involved in a land deal by a wealthy Republican Trump donor, and notes that it’s the kind of sketchy behavior that Trump hopes to distract from by tearing national unity asunder with racist political stunts.

  22. rikyrah says:

    I don’t think that she is wrong about this.

    • Ametia says:

      She’s spot on. My spidey senses go up, whenever I hear folks tout anything “FOR ALL”

      Seriously, I was taught that anything I truly wanted or needed had to be earned.

    • Liza says:

      I don’t know about the Medicare for All plans being proposed, but whatever is being proposed is certainly not what would be legislated.

      If Medicare for All is modeled after what we currently know as Medicare, then there are no networks for the basic coverage (Medicare parts A and B) and there are no networks on the Medicare supplement plans (sold by private insurance companies). The networks apply to Medicare Advantage plans that are sold by private insurance companies.

      Without networks you can go to any doctor in the country who accepts Medicare. In Medicare for All, pretty near all healthcare providers would accept Medicare or go out of business.

  23. rikyrah says:

    (((RuggedAmethyst))) (@GrooveSDC) Tweeted:
    I stopped believing years ago that conservatives and Republicans “didn’t know” certain things they were doing were racist. They know. They’ve just been absolving themselves for so long they’re starting believe their own excuses.

  24. rikyrah says:

    Weijia Jiang (@weijia) Tweeted:
    I asked Trump if he would be okay with someone telling the First Lady to go back to her country. He did not answer.

  25. rikyrah says:

    Wonder if anyone contacted Lin-Manuel Miranda 😊

  26. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄

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