Wednesday Open Thread | Don’t Give Them The Benefit of the Doubt. The Hate is Plain to See.

There are those like myself,who knew what Dolt45 was about. We were told that we were hysterical.

Tim Wise knew too, so.let him break it down for you:

Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) Tweeted:
1/ The fact that people buy The Charlottesville Lie BS — which claims Trump wasn’t talking about Nazis when he said there were good people on both sides — is evidence that the right is nothing but liars & apologists now…Unite the Right was ENTIRELY white nationalist…

Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) Tweeted:
2/ It was announced and promoted by white nationalist and Nazi websites; its organizers were ALL known white nationalists and Nazis…and here’s the thing: if you really WERE a good person who showed up and SAW those folks running the show why would you stay?…

Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) Tweeted:
3/ Why wouldn’t you publicly denounce what you saw (not ONE participant on that side ever did that)? If you were just there to “defend the Lee statue,” (putting aside the politics of that), and saw people with swastikas chanting racist chants, why wouldn’t you say, “whoah!”…

Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) Tweeted:
4/ And then make a point, publicly, about how you’d been duped? Note: NO ONE on that side did that, because they all knew what they came for. No one on that side was a “good person” unless you believe Nazis and white supremacists can be good people…

You were only duped if you wanted to be.๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’

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65 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread | Don’t Give Them The Benefit of the Doubt. The Hate is Plain to See.

  1. Liza says:

    Trump is now operating in full-blown bully mode. Totally despicable.

  2. rikyrah says:

    All in our imagination ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜

  3. rikyrah says:


    • eliihass says:

      Article from 2005 when Dean Baquet was just made editor at the Los Angeles Times:

      โ€œ…Baquet’s racial identity has also become an item of interest. Several people emailed me after Baquet’s promotion to point out that he has been known to bristle at the African American label, preferring that when his ethnicity comes up he be called Creole. The Times does not include Baquet in ads listing the paper’s black staffers, and he has not been active in minority journalist organizations, writes Richard Prince of the Maynard Institute. But when his ascent to Editor was announced, stories in the Times and elsewhere referred to Baquet as African American. His younger brother, Terry Baquet of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, tells Prince: “Creole in New Orleans is black. We’re descendants of Haitians. We’re black. Creole is not a race…โ€

      These days however, he selectively exploits-embrace being โ€˜blackโ€™ …as he dubiously wields it for self-serving purposes, to provide cover and to play victim when he needs to.. And to also nab the โ€˜coolโ€™ exclusive interviews with the likes of JayZ etc..

      Canโ€™t stress enough …When black folks say that they want more black โ€˜representationโ€™ a.k.a black faces at the decision-making table.. in government, media, entertainment, academia … all manner of formal and informal corridors of power … we should be much more specific..

  4. rikyrah says:

    Little Susie has got TO GO๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜

  5. rikyrah says:

    Dan Rather (@DanRather) Tweeted:
    The president and his team have already turned his visit to Dayton, a city reeling with anger, bereavement, and trauma, into a gauzy campaign commercial…

    • eliihass says:


      That was the whole point..

      Arsonist maliciously sets fire to building.. Returns a few days later cameras in tow, posing as โ€˜compassionate leaderโ€™ …turning victims into props and staging photo-ops to be used to continue gaslighting …and to provide cover, wielding carefully choreographed and edited footage from arsonistโ€™s return to the crime scene, and to allow for wink-wink, plausible deniability by him and his alt-right supporters and enablers…

      And the mind-bogglingly deferential and complicit media..

  6. BETO is calling mofos out and I’m here for it.

  7. You’d better believe Hispanics have a right to know who’s helping to fund white supremacy. 22 people shot & killed in El Paso b/c of their existence. These businesses that help fund hate don’t get to smile in Hispanic ppl face & take their money. EXPOSE THEM! Dry their money UP!

  8. What? They wanted to remove Maxine from the show? I watched because of Maxine. I loved Maxine. There’d have been no Living Single without Maxine Shaw!

  9. rikyrah says:

    Chicago Immigrants Losing Jobs Due To No-Match Letters
    August 5, 2019

    The Social Security Administration has sent more than half a million so-called “no-match” letters to employers this year, and more are expected to be mailed out.

    Those letters โ€” also known as employer correction request letters โ€” are only a notification to employers that the name and Social Security number reported on a W-2 don’t match with federal records. But immigration activists say the letters have resulted in job losses for many undocumented immigrants in the Chicago area and across the country.

    Some undocumented immigrants voluntarily leave their jobs to find new work, fearful that the no-match letters mean federal officials have learned of their immigration status. Some employers may fire workers after receiving the letters, believing the letters serve as proof that the workers are undocumented.

    But officials and activists warn that, in both scenarios, such actions taken by workers and employers may be premature.

    “There are a number of reasons why reported names and SSNs may not agree with our records, such as typographical errors, unreported name changes, and inaccurate or incomplete employer records, said Dorothy Clark, spokeswoman for the Social Security Administration, in a statement.

    In 2007, under President George W. Bush, the practice of sending no-match letters was halted. The Trump administration reinstated the practice earlier this year. So far, the Social Security Administration has sent about 577,000 no-match letters.

    Congressman Jesus “Chuy” Garcia views the return of no-match letters as an attack against immigrant communities.

    “Not only are no-match letters ineffective and costly, their real purpose is to target and intimidate immigrant communities. I have strongly recommended the immediate suspension of the employer no-match letter program but wanted to share this response from the SSA with you to provide additional guidance as you consider next steps,” Garcia wrote in a letter some workers have shared with their employers.

  10. Strzok! Strzok! Get yo money!

  11. rikyrah says:

    cjtown (@ladyc10) Tweeted:
    Black folks have been ran out of cities, black towns have burned down, their homes burned, raped, hung, shot, black balled, discriminated against, etc, etc, but the racism and white nationalists conversation is ignoring all of that damn history.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Democratic debate field could get bigger before it gets smaller

    Rachel Maddow looks at the rules the DNC has set for how presidential candidates can qualify to participate in the upcoming primary debates and notes that candidates who don’t make the cut for September may actually have a better chance of qualifying for the October debate.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Just canโ€™t be said enough that no matter what else Trump is, heโ€™s fundamentally a thief and a fraud.

    โ€” Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) August 6, 2019

  14. rikyrah says:

    The White House invited me to join @realDonaldTrump during his visit to El Paso. My response was clear. I requested a phone call with him today in order to share what I have now heard from many constituents, including some who are victims of Saturdayโ€™s attack.

    โ€” Rep. Veronica Escobar (@RepEscobar) August 6, 2019

    I was told that @realDonaldTrump is โ€œtoo busyโ€ to have that conversation.

    I declined the invitation because I refuse to be an accessory to his visit. I refuse to join without a dialogue about the pain his racist and hateful words & actions have caused our community and country.

    โ€” Rep. Veronica Escobar (@RepEscobar) August 6, 2019

    Thank you for your leadership, @RepEscobar. When President Trump comes to El Paso tomorrow, I will be joining our strong, beautiful, binational community at #ElPasoStrong. I hope to see you there.

    โ€” Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) August 7, 2019

    • majiir says:

      The only reason Bevin is involving himself in this is because he’s hanging on for his political life in Kentucky. He has the lowest approval rating of any governor in the U.S., so he’ll latch onto and ride the coattails of anyone he thinks can help him get reelected. I hope the voters of Kentucky vote him out.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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