Friday Open Thread | Congressman Castro Took It To Them👏👏👏

Congressman Joaquin Castro had enough. So, he did a tweet telling folks – just in case you didn’t know, here are folks MAXXED OUT IN THEIR DONATIONS TO DOLT45.
Like, maybe, you ought to have this list, next time you decide to go out and purchase something.

The tweets that started it:


Well, wouldn’t you know…..the MAGAites went a little crazy.
HOW DARE the Congressman ‘reveal’ what is already sitting there, in a public database for anyone to see.
They try to muddy up the waters, and say that Castro is ‘ doxxing’ people.

Complete and utter bullshyt.

This is in a public database for everyone to know. Most people don’t bother to look in the database. He did. He put it out there – who donated the MAXIMUM AMOUNT TO DOLT45.

Folks are done. There is no middle of the road. There can’t be. You stand with Dolt45, you stand for all that he does. That’s it. Not that there were any excuses before, but, folks are pretty much done with Dolt45 Supporters. I’ve said from the beginning, that they mean us harm….Black folks were pretty clear with that…we knew what that hate-filled rhetoric that he’s been peddling in would get us….folks finally coming around to where we have been since 2015.

Remember, right wingers are all about ‘freedom of speech’. Can’t have anything limiting their ‘ freedom of speech’. Everything is ‘speech’. They needed Citizens United, because money donations were SPEECH and how dare you try and limit it.



Here’s the thing. Just like when they say that they want FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
Folks have to point out, you don’t want Freedom of Speech.
You have Freedom of Speech. You can say what you want.
What you want is FREEDOM FROM CONSEQUENCES of said speech.
You want to party like it’s 1939.

That’s what the whining is about what Congressman Castro did.
They wanted to have their hate on – donating to Dolt45.
And, get paid too, by those that Dolt45 hates.

It’s that simple. It’s not like the old days, where, in the Jim Crow South, they could proudly display their participation in the White Citizens Council, and we weren’t able to do anything, because in many towns, they literally controlled ALL the stores for people to shop.

Nope. This is 2019. And, if I see a list of those donating to the man fostering the hate that brought the slaughter of people that look like me….
The least I can do is NOT patronize you anymore.
El Paso is 82% Hispanic.
And, you don’t think there should be repercussions for you donating to a man who peddles in White Supremacy and White Nationalism?
Well, isn’t that peak caucasity.

Nothing but TRUTH:

Wakandan War Dog (@Kennymack1971) Tweeted:
RWers who have had no issue throwing up problematic Democratic donors (because you know…this information is public) in the faces of Democratic political figures are now up in arms about MAGA donors names being published.
The hypocrisy man….

Some thoughts on it:

They’re used to the left cowering in the corner. Based on what I’ve been seeing I think this weekend’s carnage was the last straw for a lot of people, and they have collectively snapped. I think it is finally take no prisoners time (thank God).

skeptical brotha 🌈 (@skepticalbrotha) Tweeted:
Trump donors have blood on their hands. No wonder they’re so touchy that their publicly disclosed donations are now being scrutinized. I could give less than a damn about their feelings. #ElPasoShooting #WhiteSupremacistTerrorism

Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) Tweeted:
All these white reporters and white folks big mad that Joaquin Castro shared what is public information.
Marginalized folks lives are in danger due to Trump & GOP policies, so if you’re supporting white supremacist agenda then you better be loud & proud.
Screw your feelings.

Matt Ortega (@MattOrtega) Tweeted:
All the fainting couches over Joaquin Castro tweeting public information is just reporters attempting to meet their “pox on both their houses” quota for the week after several days of “President inspires mass shooter” coverage. You know, for “balance.”

Nkemjika’s Child (@SpectNScript) Tweeted:
I mean, if you’re going to donate to the Bloated Tangerine, you should be prepared to stand publicly by that decision. No one is attacking you for being a “conservative”. You’re being exposed for supporting an unabashed racist.

David Nir (@DavidNir) Tweeted:
I think part of this feigned hysteria on the right about Castro’s (totally legitimate) use of public donor info is also part of a ploy to attack campaign finance disclosure laws. They’d like nothing more than for all money to be dark money

And the Trump Stenographer, Maggie Haberman, tried to come for Joy Reid:

#ListenToBlackWomenKamalaHarris2020 (@psddluva4evah) Tweeted:
Maggie Haberman…should have just sat and ate her food, instead of trying to play Miss Ann to Joy Reid. All these other GOPers and journos crying outrage, have just amplified the list for even more people to see…what are ya’ll scared of exactly? Maybe seeing your name?

I found this thread on Twitter. It will enrage and break your heart. When folks try to separate what Dolt45 has been doing from the uptick in hate crimes…uh uh..they are joined at the hip. And, what I’m about to post isn’t hate crimes..just the spread of hate and harassment. It’s all related. All in the same cesspool of hatred and White Supremacy that wound up in El Paso and Dayton this past weekend.

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70 Responses to Friday Open Thread | Congressman Castro Took It To Them👏👏👏

  1. Check your email ladies.

    • Liza says:


      2/“After killing my son, they showed my mom and my brothers a photo of the person they were looking for. My mom stated: ‘that’s not my grandson’”

      Monteria Robinson on police after executing #JamarionRobinson as part of mistaken identity by federal marshals

  2. Liza says:

    Another kind of toxic supremacy. My advice to this mtherfcker is to stand outside one night and look up at the stars. Think about the universe for a few minutes and maybe you’ll realize that your achievements, whatever they are, are not much. And certainly not justification for mistreating other human beings like yourself.

  3. rikyrah says:


    This is Cynthia (9), Diego (6) and Esau (5). Their Mom, and only parent, was detained in Wednesday’s #ICERaids #ICERaidsMs. They’re staying with their Aunt (whose husband was also detained and has 6 kids of her own). They don’t know where their Mom is or if she’s ever coming back— Annie Rose Ramos (@Annie_Rose23) August 9, 2019

  4. rikyrah says:

    Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Names Powerful Men in Alleged Sex Ring
    In newly unsealed documents, Virginia Giuffre claims that Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell trafficked her to politicians, princes, and a high-flying financier, among others.

    Updated 08.09.19 2:10PM ET / Published 08.09.19 12:49PM ET

    A young woman who says financier Jeffrey Epstein and socialite Ghislaine Maxwell kept her as a sex slave also accused a host of high-powered men of being involved in Epstein’s alleged sex-trafficking ring, according to court records unsealed Friday.

    Virginia Giuffre, who says that Epstein and Maxwell trafficked her to powerful people for erotic massages and sex, claimed in a 2016 deposition that Maxwell directed her to have sex with former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Britain’s Prince Andrew (whom she has accused before), wealthy financier Glenn Dubin, former senator George Mitchell, now-deceased MIT scientist Marvin Minsky, and modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel, as well as “another prince,” a “foreign president,” and the owner of a “large hotel chain” in France.

    None of the men named in the deposition have been charged with a crime or even sued in civil court in connection with the Epstein case. The deposition represents accuser Giuffre’s allegations, and the court documents unsealed on Friday did not contain any corroboration or further details, though many documents remain sealed.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Jeffrey Epstein ordered books on Amazon about how to use sex slaves, court documents allege

    Michelle Mark
    •August 9, 2019

    Jeffrey Epstein ordered books on Amazon about sadomasochism and how to use sex slaves, court documents unsealed Friday alleged.

    The documents included a photo of an Amazon receipt for the titles “SM 101: A Realistic Introduction,” “SlaveCraft: Roadmaps for Erotic Servitude,” and “Training with Miss Abernathy: A Workbook for Erotic Slaves and Their Owners.”

    Giuffre’s attorneys alleged in the filing that the “disturbing 2005 purchase” from Amazon corroborated Giuffre’s — and other victims’ — accounts of being sexually exploited by Maxwell and Epstein.

  6. I’m exhausted, y’all. Cruelty thrills these goons.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Trump defends deportation raids at Mississippi food processing plants that left children abandoned because it’s “a very good deterrent,” again floats idea of using white supremacist mass shooting & need for stronger background checks as leverage for hardline immigration reform

    — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 9, 2019

  8. OMG! We are living in a war zone. The United States is a scary place. It’s unsafe! Y’all own this

  9. rikyrah says:

    Former FBI officials file separate lawsuits against Trump

    Rachel Maddow reports on lawsuits filed by Andrew McCabe, former acting FBI director, and Peter Strzok, former senior counterintelligence agent at the FBI, over the way they were dismissed from their jobs by the Trump administration. Aitan Goelman, attorney for Peter Strzok, discusses the elements of his case.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Court filing makes impeachment inquiry into Trump explicit

    Rachel Maddow explains that any ambiguity about whether the House Judiciary Committee was truly engaged in an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump was put to rest in the committee’s court filing to compel testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Trump impeachment inquiry to look at broad range of offenses

    Rep. Jerry Nadler talks with Rachel Maddow about the Judiciary Committee’s inquiry into whether to consider articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, his estimated timeline of the process, and the grounds on which such articles might be considered.

  12. 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.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) Tweeted:
    The @NRCC is taunting @lucymcbath because she cares deeply about gun violence. Her son was murdered by a white man who told him to turn down his music then shot him dead at a gas station.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Trump losing fight to keep finances private from investigation

    Rachel Maddow shares new reports of banks giving thousands of documents related to Donald Trump, his company, and his associates, to congressional and state investigators, even as Trump is engaged in a pitched legal battle to prevent document disclosures.

  15. rikyrah says:

    ICE raid speaks louder than Trump platitudes on El Paso shooting

    Rachel Maddow reports on the Trump administration’s launch of the biggest anti-immigrant ICE raid in U.S. history on the same day that Donald Trump was in El Paso ostensibly offering consolation for the largest anti-Latino, anti-immigrant terror attack in U.S. history.

  16. rikyrah says:

    Lindsey Graham vows to repeal Obamacare if GOP takes control in 2020

    — Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) August 8, 2019

  17. rikyrah says:

    cjtown (@ladyc10) Tweeted:
    When black people, and people of color punch back, the white media, the gop and racist blame them, what we need to do is punch back even harder. The shit show media is on some supremacy bullshit, they think they get to drive the narrative and think for us.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Tell it

    Adam Serwer🍝 (@AdamSerwer) Tweeted:
    “I’m voting for the tax cuts not the racism” isn’t a thing. It’s a package deal.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Jennifer Taub (@jentaub) Tweeted:
    @JoyAnnReid @neeratanden @ChristianDem47 I hear you both @neeratanden and @JoyAnnReid and deeply feel this. What is also disturbing is that he showed us who he was during the campaign yet over and over many in the media keep pressing reset pretending he never incited violence or expressed racist and misogynist beliefs.

  20. rikyrah says:

    About those medical professionals shinning and grinning with Dolt45 😠😠

    Pragmatic Obots (@PragmaticObot) Tweeted:
    I have to wonder about the level of care that people of color would receive from medical staff that wanted to smile for the cameras with trump. Studies have already shown a racial bias in medical diagnosis and treatment.

  21. rikyrah says:

    Zach Dorfman (@zachsdorfman) Tweeted:
    They deported a schizophrenic diabetic who came to the US as a child, didn’t speak any Arabic, and was a member of a threatened religious minority and he died homeless on the streets of Iraq. I don’t know where to even begin.

  22. rikyrah says:

    Sandra Gordon (@sylvrfox1) Tweeted:
    U.S. Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan deported to Mexico – CBS News

  23. rikyrah says:

    Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) Tweeted:
    .@EricTrump just started following Gab’s twitter account.

    Gab is a fringe social media site that caters to white supremacists

    The white supremacist who murdered 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue used Gab

  24. rikyrah says:

    Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) Tweeted:
    Five days after a white supremacist opened fire at a Texas Walmart, a 20-year-old white man was arrested at a Missouri @Walmart with a loaded rifle, tactical gear and more than 100 rounds of ammo. Missouri law allows open carry, and so does Walmart policy.

  25. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄

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