Monday Open Thread | The Massacre in Dayton😢😢

I went to sleep Saturday night with El Paso on my heart, only to wake up to the news about Dayton. As with those in El Paso, the victims in Dayton were targeted. No accident -the target place of choice. And, even though law enforcement were able to get into the scene of the massacre in under a minute…that is all it took to take NINE INNOCENT LIVES.

 WHY does this even exist?😠😠😠

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79 Responses to Monday Open Thread | The Massacre in Dayton😢😢

  1. Ametia says:



  2. rikyrah says:

    Mulvaney: Relocating Offices is a ‘Wonderful Way’ to Shed Federal Employees

    Mick Mulvaney demonstrated remarkable candor over the weekend when addressing a push by the Trump administration to move federal employees outside Washington, D.C.

    During a Republican party event in his home state of South Carolina on Friday, the acting White House chief of staff largely dispensed with the administration’s favored talking points that moving some Agriculture Department offices to Kansas City would get federal employees closer to the constituents they serve. Instead, Mulvaney said the relocations would help the administration attain another goal: draining the swamp, specifically by shedding federal employees.

    “I don’t know if you saw the news the other day, but the USDA moved two offices out of Washington, D.C., I think to Kansas City, Missouri,” Mulvaney boasted, while encouraging applause. “Guess what happened. Guess what happened. More than half the people quit.” (USDA has not yet decided if the offices will be in Kansas or Missouri.)

    Mulvaney, who retains his title as Office of Management and Budget director and formerly headed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, went on to explain that the outcome of employees leaving in large numbers was a great victory for the administration.

    “Now, it’s nearly impossible to fire a federal worker,” he said. “I know that because a lot of them work for me. And I’ve tried. And you can’t do it. But simply saying to the people, you know what, we’re going to take you outside the bubble, outside the Beltway, outside this liberal haven and move you out into the real part of the country, and they quit. What a wonderful way to streamline government and do what we haven’t been able to do for a long time.”

    Prior to Mulvaney’s comments, administration officials were careful to explain the moves as advancing the missions of agencies while saving taxpayer dollars. Joe Balash, Interior’s assistant secretary for land and mineral management, said the moves would help redistribute “institutional knowledge” throughout BLM and foster the development of a new generation of leadership.

    Mulvaney, however, said the Trump administration’s efforts would combat liberals’ hard work at “making sure government lives forever and that it gets bigger.”

  3. rikyrah says:

    For the Love of Guns: How Racism Drives Insecure White Men’s Attachment to Deadly Weapons
    By Spandan

    The shooter in Gilroy, California, was a white supremacist who used a legally purchased assault weapon to commit an act of terrorism.

    The shooter in El Paso, Texas, is a white supremacist who legally purchased the AK-47 he used to shoot 20 people dead.

    The shooter in Dayton, Ohio, was a self-described ‘leftist’ white misogynist who used legally purchased weapons to cause mayhem.

    White, male, and insecure is, unfortunately, a more common description of mass shooters in America than not. Newsweek reported last year 54% of mass shootings in America were conducted by white men. White men who are insecure because they fear the loss of white, male privilege are the perpetrators of the majority of mass killings in this country, but simply being white, male and insecure is not enough to commit mass shootings. For that, insecure white males need one additional thing: the weapons of mass murder. That’s what the NRA, an organization comprised of insecure white people, is for.

  4. Liza says:

    Trump doesn’t care. He really doesn’t care.

    • majiir says:

      I’m going straight hood when I write this: I ain’t studying the lying @ss, racist, bomb-throwing, accountability avoiding, deflecting, projecting, mthrkfrs in the WH and their supporters.

  5. Heads up, people. If you go out to eat, shopping, church, attend an event with your family, y’all better have a plan just in case chaos breaks out. We’re not safe anywhere. Always be vigilant.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Let’s be clear:
    The victims in El Paso and Dayton were targeted for THEIR EXISTENCE.
    Nothing else.
    Just for BEING

    • Liza says:

      Does this mean that Baby Girl Ivanka supports impeachment? Because that is Step One in destroying the evil of white supremacy.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Absolutely on point:

    Kay says:
    August 5, 2019 at 7:07 am
    Commentators can debate all day about President Trump’s performance as the head of government, but there is a rare degree of unanimity that the 45th president is not just a bad head of state; he is essentially incapable of performing that function. This had been clear long before this weekend…
    … Trump was completely missing in action this weekend — except for Twitter. On that platform, he tried to mimic what a head of state would say, but it came across as tone-deaf…

    IMO, they still don’t get it. Trump can’t speak with any credibility or moral authority because he doesn’t have any. He lies and he’s a mean-spirited, vindictive nasty racist. There’s nothing to pull this speech they’re all yearning for FROM. Of course he can’t do it- he’s trying to make a withdrawal from an account that is empty.
    It’s more than speeches or delivery. The authority has to be grounded in something other than a title. They have this backward.

    • majiir says:

      I have degrees in history, and it pisses me off that few of those denigrating Mexicans living in America today don’t know that white Americans took/stole Mexico’s land in what is now the U.S. California, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona belonged to Mexico before the first European entered those areas due to a fraudulent belief in ”manifest destiny.”

  8. I don’t want to hear ANYTHING Trump has to say. NOT one damn thing. His hate filled rhetoric is the cause of this. 🔇🔇🔇

  9. rikyrah says:

    yvette nicole brown (@YNB) Tweeted:
    This is not mental illness.

    This is racism.
    This is xenophobia.
    This is hate.

    Call it what it is: #DomesticTerrorism

    Call him what he is: #WhiteNationalist


  10. rikyrah says:

    Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) Tweeted:
    Why would Trump — or his aides — be deleting his tweets that refer to immigrants as ‘invaders” if they have nothing to be guilty about?

    And do they seriously think there aren’t records, screen caps of all of his tweets of the past?

    • majiir says:

      Hus campaign still owes the city of El Paso close to one-half million dollars from his last rally there.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) Tweeted:
    As America transforms into a killing field, here are the top recipients of campaign donations from the @NRA:

    Sen. Burr: $6.9M
    Sen. Blunt: $4.5M
    Sen. Tillis: $4.4M
    Sen. Gardner: $3.8M
    Sen. Rubio: $3.3M
    Sen. Ernst: $3.1M
    Sen. Portman: $3M
    Sen. Young: $2.8M
    Sen. Cassidy: $2.8M

  12. rikyrah says:

    Tynisa Wakandan Witch of Sass Walker (@Kalarigamerchic) Tweeted:
    Taps bullhorn:

    Millions of people live with mental illness in our country! None of you give a fuck about us till some bigot with a gun kills a bunch of people!

    Stop equating mental illness to acts of terror! We live in stigmatization as it is!

  13. rikyrah says:

    skeptical brotha 🌈 (@skepticalbrotha) Tweeted:
    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, the grandson & nephew of the last two GOP presidents, wants you 2 know, in a Susan Collins way, how “concerned” he is about “white terrorism,” after endorsing the white terrorist in the White House when the rest of his fam declined. #ElPaso

  14. rikyrah says:

    Lynn V (@lynnv378) Tweeted:
    Elizabeth Warren was asked on MSNBC 2 hrs ago if she agreed with Kamala Harris’ Executive Action Plan.

    She said she had to do research.

    Now she is on CNN suddenly with a plan that is Harris’ plan, the one difference being she said she would do it on Day 1.

    She stole her plan.

  15. nedhamson says:

    White nationalists competing in shooting and on internet for most deaths – elected people do nothing to force votes to control access to guns ammo, and hate channels.

  16. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙁🙁🙁

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