Open Thread | We Are Going Through Some Stuff In Chicago

We just are. And, the Mayor has been under fire because of the latest police shooting of that 13 year old child. And, while I have not been all around pleased with the Mayor’s response, I am not calling for her resignation, and look suspiciously at those who are.

I find myself in agreement with this poster on Twitter:


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25 Responses to Open Thread | We Are Going Through Some Stuff In Chicago

  1. rikyrah says:

    President Biden (@POTUS) Tweeted:
    There’s meaningful police reform legislation in George Floyd’s name, but it shouldn’t take a year to get it done.

    I assured the Floyd family that we’re going to continue to fight for the passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act so I can sign it into law right away.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Jennifer ‘pro-voting’ Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) Tweeted:
    The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act has passed the House twice, but the Senate remains a barrier because Republicans simply refuse to recognize the existence and scope of the problem. @SenSchumer should put it on the floor. This week.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Megha Mohan (@meghamohan) Tweeted:
    Family of Emmett Till (a 14-year-old Black boy who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after being accused of offending a white woman in a grocery store) is with the family of George Floyd to offer support as the jury comes to a decision on the trial of Derek Chauvin. (via CNN)

  4. rikyrah says:

    👑 Black Professor 👑 (@WonderKing82) Tweeted:
    My mom literally called her Black sons (38, 41, 43) on 4way just to cry for 3 mintues before uttering a word….

  5. rikyrah says:

    Joy-Ann Pro-Democracy & Masks Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) Tweeted:
    I’m watching this Senate hearing on Republicans’ Jim Crow voting laws and am repulsed watching seditionists like @HawleyMO prattle on as if they give a damn about anything other than power for themselves. They have faced zero consequences for helping incite the 1/6 MAGA siege.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) Tweeted:
    AG Merrick Garland to ABC News: “Racism is an American problem. It’s plain to me that there has been and remains discrimination against African-Americans. We do not yet have equal justice under law.”

  7. rikyrah says:


    Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) Tweeted:
    ✈️ Outbreak—47 positive #COVID19 of a 188 seat Vistara flight from New Delhi to Hong Kong have tested positive, after all tested negative 72 hours prior. The scariest thing? Only 8 detected before began quarantine. 39 only identified later during hotel quarantine, 22 at day 12!🧵

  8. rikyrah says:


    Jennifer Cohn ✍🏻 📢 (@jennycohn1) Tweeted:
    No more whataboutism:

    Zip ties, gallows, murdered police officer, 4 more deaths, false imprisonment, Molotov cocktails, bombs, urination, defecation, destruction & theft of govt property, confederate flags, “Hang Mike Pence!” “I wanna see executions!” “We’re coming 4 u Pelosi!”

  9. rikyrah says:


    Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) Tweeted:
    Apparently, it’s easy for Republicans to separate themselves from their morals and commitment to defending our democracy when there are campaign checks involved.

  10. rikyrah says:


    Bill Madden (@maddenifico) Tweeted:

    @briebriejoy, who did not vote for Joe Biden, and tried her mightiest to get Trump reelected, is still whining about Hillary Clinton.

    Some things NEVER change.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Christina Henderson (@chenderson) Tweeted:
    I read this and just smile thinking of all the Hill staffers who’ve worked diligently for years on these bills & white papers, getting their bosses comfortable with the idea, building outside support, & waiting for the right political moment.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Jesse McKinley (@jessemckinley) Tweeted:
    NEW @SienaResearch poll this morning shows @NYGovCuomo
    favorability sliding deeper underwater – 40-52% – down 16 points from Feb. Lowest of decade-long tenure.

    Silver lining: 51% still say he should not resign, up 1 point. 37% say he should, up 2.

  13. rikyrah says:

    All the while their Orange Savior is VACCINATED and has been since December 😡😡
    Danielle Ivory (@danielle_ivory) Tweeted:
    The @nytimes analyzed vaccine data for nearly every US county.

    We found COVID vaccination rates were lower, on average, in areas where most residents voted for Donald Trump in 2020, even controlling for factors like population density and education.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Zach Everson (@Z_Everson) Tweeted:
    “Trump’s Florida clubs remain a must stop for Republican stars and hopefuls alike. The GOP’s fealty to the former president doesn’t just inflate his ego, of course. It also pads his bottom line.”

    me for @NBCNewsTHINK

  15. rikyrah says:

    The Hill (@thehill) Tweeted:
    Republicans are sounding the alarm that divisive candidates running across the country could cost them key Senate and gubernatorial races next year.

  16. rikyrah says:

    Maya Wiley (@mayawiley) Tweeted:
    I am unapologetically Black, unapologetically a woman, and I am unapologetically going to say it is time for us to lead and for us to be heard. I will NEVER stop using my voice to stand up for the rights of survivors.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) Tweeted:
    During COVID, many people who were homeless lived in Chicago-area hotels. Now, doctors and non-profits are calling it a “revolutionary” model for providing shelter to those in need.

    Here’s why.

  18. rikyrah says:

    VoteForJustice ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 (@AnnAnnChe) Tweeted:
    @chris_notcapn Class over Race is just the left’s version of white supremacy, but they wanna be in charge. They want the power shifted from the white men on the right to them.

  19. rikyrah says:

    Looking for the lie 👀👀
    See none

    EJ Dionne (@EJDionne) Tweeted:
    The Obama years taught Dems that Republicans aren’t staking out one position today to lay the groundwork for reaching a mutually agreeable compromise tomorrow. Rather, many Dems figure the GOP will just string them along & then give them no votes
    My column

  20. rikyrah says:

    Name a.Special Prosecutor

    Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) Tweeted:
    You’ve gotta wonder about the motivations of members of Congress opposing a robust commission to investigate the insurrection on January 6th.

    Ok, no you don’t. It’s kinda obvious.

  21. rikyrah says:

    The Hill (@thehill) Tweeted:
    Former GOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer under Trump resigns after being placed on leave

  22. rikyrah says:

    And The Tweet Goes On (@lacadri34) Tweeted:
    If you didn’t expect Ronald Reagan or Herbert Walker Bush to end racism, you had no business expecting this of Obama. Black people are not the authors or benefactors of white supremacy. It’s your job to dismantle white supremacy so we can try to be black in peace. You’re welcome.

  23. rikyrah says:

    60 Minutes (@60Minutes) Tweeted:
    “There are racial disparities in health in the United States. Over 200 Black people die prematurely every single day,” says Harvard public health professor David Williams. He’s spent a quarter-century researching the impact of racism on health.

  24. rikyrah says:

    Wow 😳😳😳

    NASA InSight (@NASAInSight) Tweeted:
    A thing of beauty: controlled flight in the skies above Mars. Huge congratulations to the #MarsHelicopter team!

  25. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😊😊😊

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