Friday Open Thread | Jerry Nadler calls Trump immigration policy “literal kidnapping.”

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50 Responses to Friday Open Thread | Jerry Nadler calls Trump immigration policy “literal kidnapping.”

  1. rikyrah says:

    50 years….

    I feel old…..

    The Brady Bunch cast REUNITE as the sitcom celebrates its 50th Anniversary… after joining forces to restore the show’s iconic $1.8m house

    PUBLISHED: 02:16 EDT, 26 July 2019 | UPDATED: 08:44 EDT, 26 July 2019

    The Brady Bunch cast have reunited ahead of the iconic sitcom’s 50th Anniversary, as they promoted the TV special A Very Brady Renovation on Thursday.

    The six actors who played the children of the blended family took to the stage at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour for a panel to promote the series which sees them renovate the Studio City home that appeared heavily in the show.

  2. rikyrah says:


    Starting This Fall, Amtrak Will Make It Possible to Live Your Bestest, Blackest Bougie Black East Coast Life

    Panama Jackson
    Today 12:30pm

    For a solid stretch—probably from at least 2008 through 2014—I’m going to assert that Washington, D.C., was the Black Brunch Capital of African America. If you wanted to see bougie blackness at its apex, the U Street N.W. corridor was your spot. It was nothing to see young black professionals and politicos dancing on couches and tables while carafes of bottomless mimosas and plates full of chicken and waffles paraded throughout restaurants up and down the street. I’m not even suggesting that brunch as a pivotal social activity ended in the city, but other cities caught on in tremendous fashion. I’d hear through the grapevine about everybody’s mama’nem talkin’ about brunch up in Harlem or in Atlanta or in Chicago, etc. Wherever black folks gathered, brunch was a thing.

    Well, one other thing D.C. has also done tremendously and exported out was our day party tradition. While D.C. cannot lay claim to being the originators of the day party (Charlotte and the annual C.I.A.A. tournament weekend owns that title), we turned day partying all the way up. Effectively, we had and have had entertainment on lock, though.

    Thing is, as black outlets for entertainment and the way we seek entertainment has expanded, one-off, monthly and quarterly parties and experiences have become the norm, especially between D.C. and New York City. In what I can only imagine is the company’s desire to make sure that black folks live their absolute best lives, Amtrak recently announced a train-service that will get you from New York to D.C. (and vice versa) in 2.5 hours.

    Egads! While the service, starting in the fall, is slated in its early stages to run one train from N.Y.C. to D.C. in the morning and one from D.C. to N.Y.C. per day, the black partying bougie black life possibilities are endless.

  3. This can’t be real? Y’all stop playing! 😂😂😂

  4. rikyrah says:

    .@RepJerryNadler says House Judiciary is filing an application TODAY for the grand jury material underlying the Mueller report.— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) July 26, 2019

  5. Ametia says:


  6. Well there you go, folks. See how they are? Protect and serve my ass! Find everyone of these mofos and lock their asses up…including the cop.

  7. Liza says:

    Who raises these monsters? WTF is wrong with them?

  8. rikyrah says:

    Senate Intel report validates Mueller on Russia election attack

    Rachel Maddow reports on the first installment of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, which echoes the conclusions and warnings Robert Mueller expressed in his testimony to Congress.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Trump mocked on stage by errant satire presidential seal

    Rachel Maddow shares the ridiculousness of Donald Trump’s appearance at an event for teenage supporters in which he stood in front of a fake presidential seal altered to mock him as a Russian puppet.

  10. rikyrah says:

    A Forever FLOTUS sighting :)
    I love her hair.

    Ladies who luncheon! Michelle Obama models natural curls and an elegant white dress as she attends an event in New York with A-list stars including Sarah Jessica Parker and Lily Aldridge

    Michelle, 55, was seen entering Robert De Niro’s Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca on Thursday to attend a luncheon
    Sarah Jessica, 54, was spotted outside of the hotel ahead of the event, which was also attended by Lily, Georgia May Jagger, and Olivia Munn
    The former first lady wore a V-neck midi dress with an empire waist, and she paired her summer frock with brown leather wedges with cork heels
    The mother-of-two embraced her natural curls and wore her highlighted brown hair down around her shoulders
    On Wednesday, she was seen leaving Le Bernardin, an elite French restaurant

    PUBLISHED: 15:52 EDT, 25 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:08 EDT, 26 July 2019

  11. rikyrah says:

    Catherine Rampell
    ·IRS turned over Nixon’s tax returns the same day that a congressional panel asked for them

  12. rikyrah says:

    Robert Mueller Hearing Was Awesome

    … In the long view, the verdict of history depends most of all on Mueller being seen as nonpartisan, measured and above the fray—an operator whose work is unimpeachable and can be relied on (now, or after Trump’s term, or years from now) as a bulletproof statement of fact. So all the little details of the case that members were trying to ferret out pale in comparison to his ability to maintain that status and be seen as a reliable agent of impartiality. During the hearing, that was clearly his goal. In doing that, he succeeded, and history can thank him for it…

    His monotonal yes and no answers might not have made for the most dramatic viewing, but they weren’t without effect. In five minutes, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff walked Mueller through the most damning details of Volume 1 of his report. Mueller’s answers were short—“that did occur,” “accurate,” “that is correct”—but what he affirmed was that Russia engaged in a systematic effort to help Trump win in 2016, that Trump and his campaign welcomed Russian aid, and that Trump lied to the American people about his business dealings in Russia.

    When Mueller wanted to say more, he did. He described in detail the threat posed by the Russian attack on our electoral process, testifying that “they’re doing it as we sit here, and they expect to do it during the next campaign.” He warned that “many more countries are developing the capability to replicate what the Russians had done.” When Mueller had the rare opportunity to testify about matters that were not partisan—matters that should concern all Americans—he testified freely and strongly.

    At times, Mueller faced harsh questioning from Republicans who lashed him and his team as biased or worse. His calm demeanor was another sign of his professionalism. It would have been easy for Mueller to fight back—he has in previous appearances, after all—but that would have pulled him into the fray. It was not weakness but rather quiet strength that caused Mueller to do nothing more than calmly reply, “I take your question,” in response to GOP Congressman Louie Gohmert’s hyperbolic charge that he “perpetuated injustice.”…

    … Mueller got to say what he wanted to say, which is that there is “substantial” evidence to support counts of obstruction, without being forced to say that he concluded Trump obstructed justice. Despite hours of questioning by dozens of members of Congress, Mueller was never backed into a corner or forced to explain the most important legal decision he made.

    Even if some think Mueller has lost a step since he last appeared before Congress six years ago, he still looked a step or two ahead of most of his questioners on Wednesday. Most importantly, he appeared above the fray, cautious, and fair in the face of bitter partisan rancor. That is what we should expect from prosecutors, and it is the legacy that Mueller leaves behind.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Rudy Giuliani said he was forced to borrow $100,000 from President Donald Trump’s lawyer Marc Mukasey to pay his taxes after his wife tied up a joint bank account in their bitter divorce case.

    Giuliani, who has been working as a lawyer for Trump free of charge, discussed the loan outside New York state court in Manhattan after his wife’s lawyer raised it at a hearing on Thursday.

  14. rikyrah says:

    A couple of weeks ago, I asked for prayers for another poster whose 18 year old was diagnosed with cancer. Happy to report that the surgery was a success, and the best possible outcome.🙏🙏🙏

    If you think that there is a genetic link to an illness that runs in the family, please see if there are any tests that can be run. That’s how they caught this.
    Thanks for the prayers.😪😪

  15. Brian Hastings, you FKN LIAR! You lied to Congress. Your ass is grass. Ted Lieu is coming for you.

  16. Go get him Ted Lieu. Have him arrested. He straight up lied!

  17. rikyrah says:

    Mangy Jay (@magi_jay) Tweeted:
    One thing that I wish pro-impeachment folks would do is acknowledge that there *are* real political risks to impeachment. Not acknowledging these risks makes pro-impeachment arguments weaker, not stronger.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄

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