Weekend Open Thread

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  1. rikyrah says:


    Prentiss J. Haney (@prentisshaney) tweeted at 8:53 AM on Sat, Nov 05, 2022:
    No matter what happens on election night in OH know this. The DeLoach Family pictured here made the difference in black voter turnout in SW Ohio. Through relational organizing, they have recruited over 1k volunteers & had them reach out to over 20k friends & family in Cincinnati.

    Prentiss J. Haney (@prentisshaney) tweeted at 9:04 AM on Sat, Nov 05, 2022:
    The DeLoach family has been talking to their social networks & have reached scale to a level most campaigns would hope to achieve. And because of the multigenerational nature of their family (youngest pictured here in early 20s/oldest in their late 50s). The reach is wide. /3

    Prentiss J. Haney (@prentisshaney) tweeted at 9:04 AM on Sat, Nov 05, 2022:
    The DeLoach family has been talking to their social networks & have reached scale to a level most campaigns would hope to achieve. And because of the multigenerational nature of their family (youngest pictured here in early 20s/oldest in their late 50s). The reach is wide. /3

    Prentiss J. Haney (@prentisshaney) tweeted at 9:07 AM on Sat, Nov 05, 2022:
    And the data shows it! Here a visualization of our over 50k relational contacts this year. The purple circles section are the overlapping relationships of the DeLoach Family. The friends and family that are reaching are getting multiple high quality voter engagement touches. /4 https://t.co/ws5J72L2ZE

  2. rikyrah says:

    I am a sweets person. I have a big sugar tooth. I love me some dessert.

    That said, I honestly have to ask…

    How do you eat an entire slice of pecan pie?

    The only thing I put into my mouth that was sweeter than pecan pie is an Indian dessert that I can’t remember the name. 

    I literally have only had one bite of pecan pie in my life. I couldn’t imagine anything tasting like pure sugar like  it did. 

    So, I do ask…how do those of you who eat pecan pie do it?

  3. rikyrah says:

    This comment….more than a word…and absolutely the truth!


    NOVEMBER 6, 2022 AT 7:47 AM


    At the end of the day, as long as Dems treat Black people like human beings, a large part of society will treat Democrats like Black people

    That is all you need to know about why the media and the society has a daddy fixation about Republicans. There is a pining for “benevolent white rule” to come back. (even it its not-so-benevolent for non-whites).

    Think JD Vance as the media’s ideal Democrat, and you will understand.

    It has always been about who rules, not about how they rule. The hidden assumption in American politics, an unquestioned, but unobserved reality. Like “this is water”. White privilege.

    Both parties in the US used to be built on a platform of benevolent white rule. The lines were different of course, one was more racist than the other. And while there was general racial progress over time, liberal racism was still an unquestioned fact of life.

    But now we are in a place where one of those parties – the Democrats – are having a debate on the validity of white privilege to wield power. There is no consensus within that party on what will replace it; and it’s not yet completely sorted out. But white privilege is being questioned and you can see the back and forth within the party.

    The other party, Republicans, is now explicit about the same question. The political process since Obama has simply made this fight about privilege explicit where it was implied.

    The fundamental assumption under white rule – benevolent or not – is immoral, and defense of this immorality is impossible by moral means. Hence the constant lying, delusions and pretensions needed to make it seem moral.

    The media is fighting for a restoration of “benevolent white rule” as the unquestioned and foundational basis of the country. Why? Because most of the media is white, and made out of unqualified bums who owe their cushy life to privilege .

    All of the media believes that once white privilege is re-established as the status quo, the Republicans will put fascism and racism back in the box, the Democrats will fall in line and fall back to liberal racism.

    We will all go back to the days of gentle liberal racism and the arguments will only be over economic policy. That’s the media’s wet dream

  4. rikyrah says:

    Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) tweeted at 6:02 AM on Sat, Nov 05, 2022:
    Republicans can erase Democrats’ lead on Election Day; it happens often. The problem for Republicans is the influx of newly registered voters. If a substantial number of these voters wait to vote on Election Day and vote Democrat, then Republicans will have a bad night…

  5. rikyrah says:


    Kenny BooYah! 🖖🏾 (@KwikWarren) tweeted at 6:32 AM on Sat, Nov 05, 2022:
    Racism’s at the heart of this election denialism in America. Republicans hate that black, brown&Indigenous voters in states like Georgia,Arizona,Nevada, Pennsylvania&Michigan stopped Shitler cold. Hence all the voter suppression laws&bogus claims of election fraud aimed at POC.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) tweeted at 6:49 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    Let’s say a few words about “brand safety”. Musk and top Republican leaders are now complaining that the problem is “woke” activists breaking Twitter and pushing it toward financial collapse. Nope. That’s not it. Not remotely. Are there people pushing for boycotts or …
    Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) tweeted at 6:49 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    2/ “pauses”? Absolutely. But that’s not why Twitter is in trouble. It’s not just that advertisers don’t want their ads showing up next to Kanye West ranting about how his Jewish doctor wanted to have him eliminated. It goes way beyond that. Advertisers don’t want to be …
    Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) tweeted at 6:49 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    3/ near controversy. And they don’t even want to be near things that are upsetting or agitating. This is why ALL political media faces an inverse premium in advertising because the content is inherently polarizing. You can sell the same ads, watched by the same number of …

    Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) tweeted at 6:49 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    4/ people and actually the same people and you can get more money if the content is fashion or parenthood or entertainment than if it’s politics. It’s because there’s hate speech or terrible things. But advertisers won’t you to see their ads in a good moment, in a comfortable …
    Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) tweeted at 6:49 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    5/ setting. Here’s an example. Why do you think even in his heyday Drudge never had better than low rent, crap ads, and tshirt and supplement ads on his site. Mostly because even though it was a hugely hugely popular site premium advertisers just don’t want to be near something..
    Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) tweeted at 6:49 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    6/ so hot and contentious. Half the people are hate reading anyway. There’s always a big inverse premium for uck and discomfort and controversy. That’s just how the ad business works. The nature of the advertising market is actually a big BIG reason for bothsides …

    Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) tweeted at 6:49 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    7/ journalism. In a politically polarized society advertising are very VERY cautious about any hint they’re taking sides in the great political or factional debates. They want to put their odds in venues that are above any hint that they’re partisan or taking sides.

    Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) tweeted at 6:49 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    8/ It’s not that these places get no advertising. But there’s a huge inverse premium. The exceptions are venues that have something that can’t be matched. All the post-2016 controversy notwithstanding this is why Facebook was so successful. Especially ROI advertisers …

    Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) tweeted at 6:49 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    9/ just believed they couldn’t not be there. All the crap on Facebook was just something they had to live with because the power of the ad ecosystem was just too good. Twitter has never had that. It’s never been a particularly attractive ad buy. That’s for a million …

    Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) tweeted at 6:49 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    10/ reasons. But that’s why Facebook was a cash cow and Twitter has never done better than break even. Musk basically bought Twitter on a lark. He was riding so high he thought he could basically buy Twitter with Fuck You money. Since then he’s been operating on the …

    Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) tweeted at 6:49 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    11/ premise that he could both be Mr Free Speech ™ memelord and make Twitter operate at a profit. It’s one or the other. No advertiser wants to be near this drama or controversy let alone the next N-word explosion. It’s not the activists fault. If you want to

    Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) tweeted at 6:49 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    12/ run a fancy restaurant, you don’t put an open air outhouse in the middle of the dining area. Just not how it works. Maybe it’s your thing. Not how it works. You don’t get the blame the people who say ewwww it’s way smelly.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) tweeted at 9:40 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    One of the keys to understanding why El-n Mu-k is unraveling: most his replies on here are to right wing conspiracy theorists. Someone who exists in that kind of hallucinatory bubble cannot possibly function like a sane person, and falls apart when confronted with the real world.

  8. rikyrah says:

    Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) tweeted at 11:05 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    Elon Musk tweeted “we have actually seen hateful speech at times this week decline,” when it’s actually increased 500%.
    Another gaslighting psychopath.

  9. rikyrah says:

    I Smoked The Kanyecosystem (@BlackKnight10k) tweeted at 1:14 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    It’s clear that Elon planned to buy twitter to use it to tank the midterms, but he signed such a bad deal that he wasted all of his time trying to get out of it and now it’s too late to impact the midterms and he’s so over leveraged that he’s trying get rich quick schemes.

  10. rikyrah says:

    Wesley (@WesleyLowery) tweeted at 11:15 AM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    Musk/Twitter is sucking up the media news oxygen, but msnbc abruptly canceling its highest rated weekend show – days before midterms – amidst bad faith harassment campaign against @TiffanyDCross led by Tucker Carlson is a much bigger story than current level of coverage suggests

  11. rikyrah says:

    David Darmofal (@david_darmofal) tweeted at 6:56 AM on Sat, Nov 05, 2022:
    For much of this election, I’ve felt that Mandela Barnes’ campaign was the worst-run Democratic campaign in a competitive Senate race. It feels like that campaign has finally righted the ship. Will be interesting to see if Barnes is able to pull this off.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) tweeted at 10:10 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    Elon Musk insists “Twitter’s strong commitment to content moderation remains absolutely unchanged.”
    But he’s lying because he fired all the content moderators today, a few days before the election. That’s a big change.

  13. rikyrah says:

    Darryn M. Briggs (@darryn_briggs) tweeted at 0:36 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    So let me get this straight. It’s:

    “Vote like Black women as long as they stay in their place, don’t ascend too high above their station or reveal voting patterns of the past 60 years.”

  14. rikyrah says:

    BLACKLIVESMATTER (@Jasamgurlie) tweeted at 7:59 AM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    I see why Black rappers become republicans. It’s for money & their hate for black women. The pattern is there….I’m tired.

  15. rikyrah says:

    Sherrilyn Ifill (@SIfill_) tweeted at 11:51 AM on Sat, Nov 05, 2022:
    By firing #TiffanyCross two wks after she was targeted by Tucker Carlson, @MSNBC has further empowered a dangerous man who has a huge platform, emboldening him to target others.Many of us have had our turn as Tucker’s target of the night & endured the response of his minions.

    Sherrilyn Ifill (@SIfill_) tweeted at 11:54 AM on Sat, Nov 05, 2022:
    It’s not for the faint of heart. But for a rival network to give the appearance of acquiescing to his demands and firing one of their highest rated anchors is a boost I’m thought he never dreamed was possible. It has encouraged his use of his platform to target & silence.

  16. rikyrah says:

    Mohamad Safa (@mhdksafa) tweeted at 10:38 PM on Fri, Nov 04, 2022:
    In 1975, women of Iceland went on strike for equal rights. 90% of women walked off their jobs & homes, shutting down the entire country. The men could barely cope. Five years later, Iceland elected first female President. Now Iceland has the highest gender equality in the world.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Dash Dobrofsky (@DashDobrofsky) tweeted at 8:33 AM on Sat, Nov 05, 2022:
    New: South Dakota Republican State Senate candidate Joel Koskan has been charged with felony child abuse after a family member alleged he groomed and raped her for years. The 19-year-old contacted a DCI agent to detail how Koskan had been “raping her since she was a young child.”

  18. rikyrah says:

    well well well

    Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) tweeted at 10:30 AM on Sat, Nov 05, 2022:
    oh dear. @marcorubio’s fake story continues to fall apart. New cellphone video show assailants actually telling the Rubio’s white supremacist canvasser to keep canvassing! https://t.co/TpfTglmhAj

  19. rikyrah says:


    All the time, we were told that RATINGS were the be all, end all.
    But, she got the RATINGS.
    So, RATINGS aren’t the ‘ bottom line’, after all?

    Uh huh

    Hungry and Hopeful In DFW (@Kennymack1971) tweeted at 1:39 PM on Sat, Nov 05, 2022:
    It’s this. MSNBC has empowered the racists to do this to any Black media figure who offends them. Especially if it’s a Black woman.

    (I bet Sunny Hostin is next)

  20. rikyrah says:

    We just started Mail Ballot Dropboxes during the pandemic. But, they are now legislated by law. We have them at every Early Voting Site (we have 53-54). Ballots picked up everyday from the EV site. If I did Mail Voting, I would take mine to the Dropbox. (That’s what I did for my sister and her Mail Ballot)

    The USPS has gotten slack in the past few years. Used to be able to count on them with the date stamp. But, not now. So, if someone asks me, I always tell people to go INSIDE of the Post Office and watch them put the datestamp on your Mail Ballot.

  21. rikyrah says:

    There is no such thing as a good Republican. Even in Blue States, they are trying to sabotage.

    In my state, as long as a Mail Ballot is POSTMARKED by Election Day, the ballot has 14 days to arrive into our office. Those ballots will be counted.
    It’s State Law. Been State Law for at least 15 years, if not longer.

    Now, it’s being challenged by the Republicans.

  22. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😊😊😊

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