Open Thread | Nobody Could Have Seen This Coming😒😒

Funny how when you discriminate against one group, it begins to bleed against those of other groups….
And, I don’t mean Ha ha funny😒😒😒

From Mississippi Goddamn!😠😠

Who couldn’t see this coming?😠

Those religious freedom laws are nothing but bullshyt. Plain and simple.
This is the vision of these White Evangelicals who bathe themselves in anti-gay bigotry and White Supremacy on a daily basis.

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81 Responses to Open Thread | Nobody Could Have Seen This Coming😒😒

  1. This is what make folks exhausted….. this fkn thug.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Top Asylum Official Who Was Critical Of Trump Administration Has Been Reassigned
    John Lafferty, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services asylum division chief, has reportedly been “pushed out” by Ken Cuccinelli, the agency’s hard-line acting director.
    By Dominique Mosbergen

    The top asylum official at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has reportedly been reassigned to a service center in Virginia — an apparent demotion lambasted by some immigration officials as “just another attack” by the Trump administration on the asylum system.

    John Lafferty, who led the USCIS asylum division for six years, was “pushed out” this week by Ken Cuccinelli, the agency’s hard-line acting director, according to BuzzFeed, which first reported the news.

    The asylum division under Lafferty had long been a “source of frustration” to the Trump administration, particularly senior White House adviser Stephen Miller, according to The Washington Post.


    Lafferty is a “pro-asylum” official who was well-liked in his division, a USCIS officer told the Post. “He clearly respected their work, and you could tell he wasn’t too enthused about the various new policies under the Trump administration.”

    In July, BuzzFeed reported that Lafferty had penned a memo to staffers critical of a fast-tracked Trump administration policy that ended asylum protections for migrants who transited through another country before arriving in the U.S.

    “We are once again being asked to adapt and to do so with very little time to train and prepare,” Lafferty wrote at the time. “If I didn’t know that we have some of the most dedicated, most adaptable and most talented public servants presently serving in the federal government I would be concerned about being able to implement these changes on such short notice.”

  3. rikyrah says:

    Oh Kevin…
    Prayers for you…the pictures of that car didn’t look good :(

    Kevin Hart Reportedly Suffered Multiple Spinal Fractures in Car Accident

    Jay Connor
    Today 10:13am

    The details surrounding Kevin Hart’s car accident this weekend have slowly begun to trickle out, and now we’re learning the extent of his injuries.

    TMZ reports that the Night School star suffered multiple spinal fractures that will require extensive rehabilitation:

    Sources with direct knowledge tell us Kevin’s Sunday night surgery involved fusing the fractures … 2 of them in the thoracic section of his spine, and 1 in the lumbar. Although the procedure was a success, Kevin is still going through hell. We’re told he has to be heavily medicated because the pain is just that intense.

    Symptoms for these types of fractures range from tingling to paralysis, and according to TMZ, often result in difficulties walking—which hopefully won’t affect his physical style of comedy. Hart is expected to make a full recovery, but the road ahead could be challenging.

    “Kevin’s gonna have to rebuild his life somewhat. It may be a little different for Kevin from here on out,” Terry Crews told Us Weekly. “One thing I do know is that very few people would survive an accident that horrific. The fact that he survived […] I was just like, ‘Oh, my God.’ Amazing.”

  4. rikyrah says:

    Excited Princess Charlotte clutches her mother’s hand as William and Kate bring her for her first day of school at £19,000-a-year Thomas’s Battersea with her proud older brother George

    Princess Charlotte arrived at Thomas’s Battersea in South London with mother, father and big brother
    Charlotte celebrated her fourth birthday on May 2 and joins the school where George started in 2017
    William and Kate’s fees for Charlotte are 2% lower than George’s because she is a second child at school
    Charlotte will be known as Charlotte Cambridge to staff and schoolmates and she is in a class of 21


    PUBLISHED: 03:25 EDT, 5 September 2019 | UPDATED: 09:54 EDT, 5 September 2019

  5. rikyrah says:

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment to grow 0.5% or by 8.4 million jobs to 169.4 million jobs from 2018 to 2028. This is slower than the 0.8% annual payrolls growth rate from 2008 to 2018.
    Many occupations are projected to see significant growth in the near future. Solar photovoltaic installers are expected to see the largest percentage increase in demand.

  6. rikyrah says:

    This is a ready made movie :)

    An octogenarian serial burglar who’s eluded capture since 2014 — thanks to his unassuming grandpa look — has finally been nabbed by the NYPD after making off with nearly half a million dollars in loot, authorities said Tuesday.

    Samuel Sabatino, 81 — who’s described by police as an “unassuming,” “old-school crook” — was caught on Saturday and charged with five counts of residential burglary for a string of recent break-ins — though cops are working to link him to dozens of other crimes he’s suspected of committing on the Upper East Side, officials said.

  7. rikyrah says:

    This should be a bigger scandal. I think that it’s outrageous 😠😠😠

  8. rikyrah says:

    You know that they had the Climate Change TownHall yesterday.

    Someone wrote on another blog that they were surprised at the lack of coverage about it on the local news or NPR.

    I’m not. When one party doesn’t believe in science/climate change……and, the other does and is discussing solutions, and willing to talk about the challenges of said solutions……

    How can you ‘ both sides’ it?

  9. rikyrah says:

    Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) Tweeted:
    I don’t think head-to-head polls between the various D candidates and Trump really mean much/anything at this point, but it’s sorta interesting that Biden’s head-to-head number against Trump has held up pretty well even as he’s undergone a lot of scrutiny from D’s and the press.

  10. rikyrah says:

    About Biden and his supporters:

    Joy Reid had on Tara Dowdell (sp?) this weekend, and she told of going to a function where they were trying to recruit Black female candidates. She was at a gathering of Black women from over 14 Southern states, and she told of their support for Biden. She was like, this was the time before he even announced, and people were dumping opposition research stories about Biden.

    In her words:
    ” They were not moved. Not one bit.”

    She said, I’m paraphrasing
    ” They KNOW Joe Biden, and even though, yes, a nice part of it is Obama nostalgia, a large part of it not only do they believe they know Joe Biden – they believe that Joe Biden CARES ABOUT THEM…..and, THIS is his secret with the Union people TOO – they say it over and over when talking about Biden.”

  11. rikyrah says:

    Students Repeatedly Posed in Blackface and Threatened Black Classmates. Their School Ignored, Lawsuit Alleges.
    Six students, ages 7 to 18, filed a civil-rights suit against their school, claiming administrators exhibited “deliberate indifference” to repeated complaints of racist bullying.
    Olivia Messer
    Published 09.04.19 2:35PM ET

    Some white students at Chaska High School in Minnesota ended last school year the same way they began it: In photos, wearing blackface.

    The academic year in the 28,000-person suburb began in September 2018 with white students attending a football game in blackface, and, in one student’s case, an afro. In December, a middle school student in the same district—located roughly 30 miles southwest of Minneapolis—found that his gym shirt had been stolen, vandalized with the n-word, and returned to his locker. In February 2019, two white students in the district put on charcoal face masks and put the photos on social media with the hashtag: #blackface.

    That same month, another student allegedly posted on Snapchat, holding a gun, and threatened to shoot a list of students if they attended a Chaska High School assembly on race relations. In April, white students posted an image on Snapchat with the faces of 25 African-American students, calling the location “Negro Hill.”

    The lede on a local news story in April began: “Chaska, it happened again. Another racially charged incident in Eastern Carver County Public Schools.”


    Six current and former students from the district filed a 50-page civil-rights lawsuit in federal court against Independent School District 112, also known as Eastern Carver County Schools, claiming that teachers and administrators demonstrated “deliberate indifference” and failed to take “any meaningful action” in response to repeated complaints of racist bullying.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Tee hee hee

    Jacob Wohl Wanted on Felony Arrest Warrant
    The blundering conservative operative faces one charge of unlawfully selling securities in California.

    Will Sommer
    Updated 09.04.19 3:16PM ET / Published 09.04.19 3:01PM ET

    Conservative operative Jacob Wohl is wanted on a felony arrest warrant in California, a development that could hamper his spree of bizarre, blundering political schemes.

    Wohl and former business partner Matthew Johnson were both charged with the unlawful sale of securities in a Riverside Superior Court criminal complaint filed on Aug. 19.

  13. rikyrah says:

    clap clap clap

    Scoop: Infowars lost its appeal against a lawsuit brought forth by the parent of a child killed during the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting.Plaintiff’s lawyer says they’re ready to go back to trial to hold Jones “accountable for his disgusting defamation”— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) September 4, 2019

  14. rikyrah says:

    Trump takes $3.6 billion from Pentagon to pay for border barriers
    09/04/19 12:52 PM—UPDATED 09/04/19 01:24 PM
    By Steve Benen

    The Washington Post reported last week that Donald Trump is so desperate to expand border barriers ahead of his 2020 campaign that he’s directed aides to “aggressively seize private land and disregard environmental rules.” Those who were caught running afoul of the law, the president added, would also be rewarded with presidential pardons.

    Confronted with questions about contracting procedures and the proper use of eminent domain, the Republican reportedly replied that he expected administration officials to simply “take the land.”

    The White House later seemed to confirm the crux of the story, though presidential aides said Trump was joking about the pardons. It wasn’t much of a defense.

    But the desperation campaign continues, and it now includes the administration diverting $3.6 billion away from the Pentagon to pay for border barriers.

    The move, which was authorized by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, will impact 127 different construction projects, Department of Defense officials told reporters.

    Officials said that half of the money – $1.8 billion – would come from planned international projects and the other half, if needed, would come from domestic projects.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Why the demise of North Carolina’s gerrymandered map is so important
    09/04/19 11:20 AM—UPDATED 09/04/19 11:27 AM
    By Steve Benen

    North Carolina’s state legislative map, heavily and carefully gerrymandered to protect the Republican majority, was rejected yesterday by a three-judge panel. It’s a big win for advocates of voting rights, which will likely have an effect that extends beyond the Tar Heel State.

    Lawmakers’ partisan intent in drawing the maps, the “surgical precision” with which they were executed, and the distinct advantage the maps gave to Republicans violated the state’s constitutional protections of free elections, free speech and assembly, and equal protection under the law, the judges wrote in a 357-page ruling that reads as a stinging condemnation of partisan gerrymandering.

    “The 2017 Enacted Maps, as drawn, do not permit voters to freely choose their representative, but rather representatives are choosing voters based upon sophisticated partisan sorting,” the judges wrote. “It is not the free will of the People that is ascertained through extreme partisan gerrymandering. Rather, it is the carefully crafted will of the map drawer that predominates.”


    All of which suggests voters will next year elect state representatives in North Carolina using a fair map featuring fair district boundaries, increasing the odds of Democratic gains. And why does that matter? Because a year later, state lawmakers in North Carolina will be responsible for drawing the district lines for legislative races based on 2020 census data.

  16. rikyrah says:

    Your favorite Coon on the Pole got married… Dolt45’s Winery

  17. rikyrah says:

    This makes no damn sense.

    Democratic debate rules could broaden field after shrinking it

    Rachel Maddow explains how Democratic presidential candidates who didn’t qualify for the third debate will still get a chance to qualify for the fourth debate on October 15th and 16th, making it entirely possible that the fourth debate will have more qualifying participants than the third.

  18. rikyrah says:

    Trump admin zeal to punish immigrants heedless of morality

    Rachel Maddow recaps the development of the Trump administration’s abrupt decision to target immigrants whose status in the U.S. is subject to a medical deferral, including immigrants invited to the U.S. to participate in medical research, and whose deportation would be tantamount to a death sentence.

    Glare of public outrage budges Trump admin on medical deferrals

    Mahsa Khanbabai, American Immigration Lawyers’ New England chapter chair, talks with Rachel Maddow about an apparent gesture by the Trump administration to grant relief to immigrants on Medically Deferred Action and why the new policy is not only still cruel but a waste of government resources.
    Sept. 3, 2019

  19. rikyrah says:

    The mug shot…
    Just take a look at the mug shot…

    U of Illinois Student Charged With Hate Crime, Accused of Hanging a Noose in a Dorm Elevator
    Dara Sharif
    Yesterday 10:30pm

    A University of Illinois math major may find himself adding up the years in prison if he’s found guilty of a felony hate crime charge for hanging a noose in a campus elevator.

    A female friend reported Andrew Smith to police after authorities say he found a piece of rope, fashioned it into a noose, and then hung it in an elevator at a residence hall on the university’s Urbana-Champaign campus, the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Smith, 19, of Normal, Ill., was arrested Monday night and arraigned Tuesday on a felony hate crime charge and a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge. He pleaded not guilty and was released on a $5,000 bond. His next court date was set for Oct. 22.

  20. rikyrah says:



    Lips pursed.

    ‘Last first day of school!’ Tiffany Trump looks chic in a pretty blue dress and shades as she arrives at Georgetown Law for classes – days after President Trump denied calling her overweight

    Tiffany, 25, returned to Georgetown Law for the first day of her final fall semester on Tuesday; she is set to graduate in 2020
    She posted a photo of herself on Instagram commemorating her ‘last first day’
    Last week, the first daughter spent time with her boyfriend Michael Boulos and their mothers in New York, to celebrate Michael’s birthday
    On August 29, it was revealed that President Trump’s assistant Madeleine Westerhout had resigned after making comments about his family to reporters
    Soon after, it was reported that she had told reporters at an off-the-record dinner that Trump thinks his daughter Tiffany is overweight
    She allegedly also claimed that Trump couldn’t pick Tiffany out from a crowd, and shared details about his 13-year-old son Barron
    Trump denied the claims about Tiffany, and said he would be speaking to her to tell her the claim was ‘absolutely false’


    PUBLISHED: 08:52 EDT, 4 September 2019 | UPDATED: 10:05 EDT, 4 September 2019

  21. rikyrah says:

    #ELB: North Carolina Republicans Won’t Appeal Gerrymandering Ruling, Promise “Nonpartisan” Map. What’s the End Game?

    — Rick Hasen (@rickhasen) September 3, 2019

  22. rikyrah says:

    SCOOP: Trump Labor Department’s new sr adviser Leif Olson posted on Facebook that Jewish media “protect their own.” In response to my request for comment on Olson’s anti-Semitic post, @USDOL says they’ve accepted his resignation.— Ben Penn (@benjaminpenn) September 3, 2019

  23. rikyrah says:

    Amene (@Ange_Amene) Tweeted:
    White folks aren’t about to drag black folks with them.

    I told y’all this years ago.

    You’re not going to force your candidates onto Black voters.

    It’s going to be the other way around.

  24. rikyrah says:

    Tulsi Didn’t Qualify 🌈 (@skepticalbrotha) Tweeted:
    Conservative members of the U.K. Parliament just defied their own party leader, Boris Johnson, in a vote that could stall a no-deal Brexit. via @HuffPostPol

  25. rikyrah says:

    Democrats need to be funding referendums to put Medicaid Expansion on the ballot in every state where it hasn’t been. I would hope that it would pass, but, I do think having it on the ballot would help get some of OUR voters out.

  26. rikyrah says:

    Then stop being a traitor, Moscow Mitch 😠😠

  27. rikyrah says:

    The no open carry is just common sense 😒😒

  28. rikyrah says:

    Sucks to be you, Boris 😒😒

    Shehab Khan (@ShehabKhan) Tweeted:
    If you’re wondering how bad the day was for Boris Johnson, he went from having a majority of one to now being 43 short of a majority.

    IN. ONE. DAY.

  29. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄

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