Open Thread | The FIRST INDICTMENT Has Come!

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25 Responses to Open Thread | The FIRST INDICTMENT Has Come!

  1. rikyrah says:

    They want to BOTH SIDES everything

    Rugged Amethyst #TexasBorn #CaliBred (@groove_sdc) tweeted at 10:30 AM on Sun, Apr 02, 2023:
    It’s almost like folks are begging Republicans to prosecute Democratic Presidents out of spite.

    Reason 4080 why are media is failing us.
    (https://twitter.com/groove_sdc/status/1642550102534369280?t=yUIN1OChCc8VIYZbb1IhRw&s=03)

  2. rikyrah says:

    BWA HA HA AH AHA HA HA

    David Avallone (@DAvallone) tweeted at 8:48 PM on Fri, Mar 31, 2023:
    MAGA is having an absolute meltdown. They are consumed with impotent rage… the kind the little blue pills can’t fix.

    Don’t let anyone tell you not to revel in it. They have earned every moment of misery and helplessness that’s coming, and there’s a lot more coming. https://t.co/v36pBhFJgO
    (https://twitter.com/DAvallone/status/1641980702475575299?t=HdaTtgtbzLchyhvvm_rKmA&s=03)

  3. rikyrah says:

    Found this article about DA Bragg in the 1995 Harvard Crimson:

    The Anointed One
    Students See Alvin Bragg as Conciliator
    By Anna D. Wilde
    June 8, 1995

    On the evening of Sunday, February 9, 1992, a group of about 40 Black and Jewish students gathered for a tense discussion in a gray-carpeted, well-lit room in the Freshman Union.

    Just a few days before, the Harvard Black Students Association had hosted a speech by City University of New York professor Leonard Jeffries, provoking a 400-student protest spearheaded by Harvard-Radcliffe Hillel.

    The Union event was the only moment of organized talk in a year marked by silence and insult. The person who made it happen was at the time just a first-year student: Freshman Black Table President Alvin L. Bragg ’95.

    Some exchanges were sharp. Jews argued that Jeffries was anti-Semitic and inaccurate in some of his views. A Black student retorted, “If you feel that what Jeffries says is bullshit, then prove to me what he says is bullshit.”

    But as moderator, Bragg kept the session from escalating into a verbal brawl, diffusing tension by reminding participants that they were in an open forum, not an official meeting.

    “It just amazed me the poise he had, the ability to maintain a lid on a room that could have blown up,” says Michael H. Pine ’95, a Hillel official and friend of Bragg’s who was at the discussion.

    The 1992 meeting was typical of Bragg, whom many students credit with a rare ability to reconcile diverse people and clashing views.

    In his own term as president of the Black Students Association last year, Bragg was known as a mediator and, according to his predecessor, a “conciliator.” It is not the usual role for the president of the BSA, which through the years has found that only controversial activism forced significant change from the Harvard administration.

    Bragg is positioned to someday assume such a role on the larger stage of local or national politics. He has powerful mentors, including the Rev. Calvin O. Butts, pastor of Harlem’s influential Abyssinian Baptist Church.

    Bragg reconciles both strong roots in Harlem and an elite educational background at Harvard and New York’s private Trinity School. His mother, Sadie C. Bragg, says he was raised to “know who he was and live in both worlds.”

    The Harvard senior himself says he will likely not end up running for office. But whatever he does eventually, today there is a definite sense of the anointed about him.

    Says Dean of Students Archie C. Epps, who has been watching Harvard political talent since the late 1960s, “I would push him toward elective politics because he’s the perfect example of a crossover politician who can draw votes from both white and Black voters.”

    …………………………..

    “We wanted Alvin to be raised so he would understand growing up as a Black kid and also living in a predominantly white world,” his father says. “He would be educated, but would have to relate to people who weren’t that well-educated…so he could understand both worlds.”

    Every day after school, Alvin Sr. Brought his son to his office at the New York Urban League, giving him a glimpse of how its clients lived. Later, Alvin Sr. took his son to the homeless shelters where he served as a city administrator.

    https://www.thecrimson.com/article/1995/6/8/the-anointed-one-pon-the-evening/

  4. rikyrah says:

    The Saturday/Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart (@weekendcapehart) tweeted at 6:56 AM on Sat, Apr 01, 2023:
    “Presidents were supposed to be hired to do a job. This was not supposed to be a pantheon of gods who can do anything they feel like it, and then for the rest of their lives never suffer the consequences.” @BeschlossDC tells @CapehartJ about the role of the Presidency #MSNBC https://t.co/Lcn9FZxpmI
    (https://twitter.com/weekendcapehart/status/1642133856399642624?t=RpOO3Q4XTfSdXtLTi16FOQ&s=03)

  5. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) tweeted at 10:38 AM on Sat, Apr 01, 2023:
    Let us remember that William Barr was hired to be the MAGA regime’s criminal underboss and to cover up as many crimes as possible for a crook, so when he accuses DA Alvin Bragg of abusing power, he’s actually upset to see his cover up efforts explode in his disgraceful face.
    (https://twitter.com/TheRickyDavila/status/1642189753780174853?t=QLkPeDco2dHd2HPWbEedug&s=03)

  6. Eliihass says:

    LOL.. how quickly folk forget..

    Off-the-charts selective amnesia.. endless gaslighting ..brazen revisionism ..and repackaging of personalities ..and newly-minted faux-allies..

    All seriously warped crazy..performative opportunism ..all the time..

    It’d all be so comical, if it weren’t so sad and damaging for the long and short term..

    https://twitter.com/KeithOlbermann/status/1641814511748251648?s

  7. rikyrah says:

    Just ridiculous.

    Tom Williams (@tommyboy0690) tweeted at 4:20 AM on Fri, Mar 31, 2023:
    Missouri Reps Just Voted To Completely Defund The State’s Public Libraries. The new budget sets funds for libraries to $0. Library groups say the move is retaliation for suing the state over its recent book ban law.
    https://t.co/7tYkUGfH29
    (https://twitter.com/tommyboy0690/status/1641732068148146176?t=jXvu8bk1uIcZKeee8RZzhw&s=03)

  8. rikyrah says:

    Qondi (@QondiNtini) tweeted at 9:38 PM on Thu, Mar 30, 2023:
    To all the people who have relentlessly dragged DA Bragg and are now popping bottles with the rest of us…

    Kindly remove DA Fani Willis, AG Merrick Garland and Special Counsel Jack Smith’s names out of your Do Something mouths and let them work

    Now back to our celebration 🍾 🥂 https://t.co/eYLz1G0TnR
    (https://twitter.com/QondiNtini/status/1641631024055558145?t=O0Bb4sHMWnDlIu9pyS7pNA&s=03)

  9. rikyrah says:

    We don’t protect criminals. We let them get processed through the system. 

    They are reaching.

    Hope Restored In DFW (@Kennymack1971) tweeted at 10:17 AM on Fri, Mar 31, 2023:
    If a Democrat commits a crime they should be indicted. And they have. This isn’t controversial.

    They’re STRUGGLING today y’all. And I am enjoying all of it.
    (https://twitter.com/Kennymack1971/status/1641822068080627712?t=QXNKbbVnRUACsOwif9WkcA&s=03

  10. rikyrah says:

    Always projection with these clowns.😒😒🙄🙄🤨🤨

    Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) tweeted at 8:30 AM on Fri, Mar 31, 2023:
    WSJ Editorial Board: “Once a former President and current candidate is indicted, some local Republican prosecutor will look to make a name for himself by doing the same to a Democrat.” https://t.co/iqt4t5SXn2
    (https://twitter.com/ryanstruyk/status/1641795184458362880?t=ui4Ig-7Tub-BKbw8XjfaBA&s=03)

  11. rikyrah says:

    Some of us were never fooled. The MSM WANTED TO BE. 

    Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) tweeted at 7:31 PM on Thu, Mar 30, 2023:
    For those who continue to characterize Glenn Youngkin, as mild or moderate, just look at his inflammatory and outrageous statement tonight about the Trump indictment. He is a Trumpist to the core.
    (https://twitter.com/NormOrnstein/status/1641599056114745347?t=HStBlzsfSxgOV9073sut7g&s=03

  12. rikyrah says:

    I know that’s right.

    Barbara Lee for US Senate (D-CA) (@Needle_of_Arya) tweeted at 4:07 AM on Fri, Mar 31, 2023:
    among the most pathetic tweets are the ones from white people claiming that these indictments will “divide” America

    we’re 7½ years too late for the use of that word among the moderate right & political center
    (https://twitter.com/Needle_of_Arya/status/1641728795240546304?t=_Vl58WVhBj8tnusnJnccng&s=03

  13. rikyrah says:

    Projection

    Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) tweeted at 5:50 PM on Thu, Mar 30, 2023:
    Trump commenting on Hillary Clinton in 2016: “If she were to win, it would create an unprecedented constitutional crisis. She is likely to be under investigation for a long time, concluding, probably, in a criminal trial.”

    https://t.co/0fztHqdjwv
    (https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/1641573585771958272?t=CrADmUTQcoFs5xxQTtnCVg&s=03)

  14. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh😒😒😒

    Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) tweeted at 6:28 PM on Thu, Mar 30, 2023:
    Dan Bongino on NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy that ensnared half a million innocent Black people in one year: “Brilliant strategy.”

    Dan Bongino on 1 rich white guy (Trump) being indicted: “I don’t really feel right right now living in this police state.”

    https://t.co/Rq20k98d3K
    (https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/1641583155688931328?t=Hkr0kforsDhcKdvM5m-uMA&s=03)

  15. rikyrah says:

    Law Boy, Esq. (@The_Law_Boy) tweeted at 7:37 PM on Thu, Mar 30, 2023:
    the GOP base is constantly having to square this circle. one of the reasons QAnon immediately clicked for so many of them is that it explains why top Democrats, who they’ve been hearing insane conspiracies about for 30 years, are never charged: it’s actually happening in secret!
    (https://twitter.com/The_Law_Boy/status/1641600586083717122?s=02)

  16. rikyrah says:

    BWA HA HA AH AH AH AH HA HA HAHA HA HA HA

    Hope Restored In DFW (@Kennymack1971) tweeted at 11:16 PM on Thu, Mar 30, 2023:
    The GOP Big Donor class is absolutely SICK right now.

    They wanted him gone and what they thought would take care of that for them isn’t working out that way.

    They’re for real stuck with him.
    (https://twitter.com/Kennymack1971/status/1641655691201986562?t=OvNOhY-RaYSF_OmtQpINRg&s=03

  17. rikyrah says:

    RobbReport (@RobbReport) tweeted at 4:43 PM on Thu, Mar 30, 2023:
    Meghan Markle isn’t the only fashion icon in the family. Prince Harry’s new Dior shirt is a perfect example of his own unique sense of style, blending classic elegance with California comfort. #FashionForward #Dior #PrinceHarry https://t.co/RuQNWNb1jw
    (https://twitter.com/RobbReport/status/1641556663990714368?t=uY1Mwxr70Qup8XSgICR7Fw&s=03)

  18. rikyrah says:

    Voting rights EXPANSION is always a good thing :)

    Stephen Wolf (@PoliticsWolf) tweeted at 0:29 PM on Thu, Mar 30, 2023:
    NEW: New Mexico Democrats have enacted a state Voting Rights Act, including:
    1⃣Automatic voter registration
    2⃣Restoring voting rights for 11,000 people on parole/probation
    3⃣Native American voting access measures
    4⃣A permanent absentee ballot list, & more
    https://t.co/HL6fOfKPKn
    (https://twitter.com/PoliticsWolf/status/1641492881843138590?t=etMaxJMesYaWk4IuYDiLlA&s=03)

  19. rikyrah says:

    Stephen Wolf (@PoliticsWolf) tweeted at 0:39 PM on Thu, Mar 30, 2023:
    Following New Mexico’s adoption of automatic voter registration today, this cartogram shows that jurisdictions with 48% of America’s population have AVR laws on the books or don’t require registration (ND).

    If Minnesota adopts AVR later this year, it will become just over 50% https://t.co/ojmxwrgNIw
    (https://twitter.com/PoliticsWolf/status/1641495381987975196?t=P14M2lrrmDr_ERsVcMuKcg&s=03)

  20. rikyrah says:

    Stephen Wolf (@PoliticsWolf) tweeted at 0:57 PM on Thu, Mar 30, 2023:
    New Mexico’s & Minnesota’s restorations of voting rights to people on parole/probation take effect in July, & this cartogram shows what each state’s felony disenfranchisement laws will look like.

    A majority of Americans live in states that only disenfranchise people in prison. https://t.co/mHlyDPhGmt
    (https://twitter.com/PoliticsWolf/status/1641499831137890304?t=KH6e2Wemkw1J2s2T3Twg7w&s=03)

  21. rikyrah says:

    Never stop bringing receipts on this clown.

    Dr. Virgo, The Hand of Dameon Targaryen (@DrVirgo1981) tweeted at 6:49 AM on Fri, Mar 31, 2023:
    Ah yes, the guy who covered up trump’s FBI investigations by highlighting Clinton’s, and literally opened the path for a criminal president.
    (https://twitter.com/DrVirgo1981/status/1641769685803847680?t=yFT9cq5U9ECiNUThhSSRcw&s=03)

  22. rikyrah says:

    Madam Vice President Harris is THEE GOAT! (@flywithkamala) tweeted at 7:26 AM on Fri, Mar 31, 2023:
    106-year-old indigenous Apo Whang-Od gracefully covers Vogue Philippines, becoming the oldest person to be on any cover of Vogue. She looks amazing!! https://t.co/InraDqmhzJ
    (https://twitter.com/flywithkamala/status/1641778961033068546?t=vpfdb7n3cRNbW3-kOHZWPg&s=03)

  23. rikyrah says:

    I love her stuff..LOL

    Qondi (@QondiNtini) tweeted at 11:35 PM on Thu, Mar 30, 2023:
    I just know President Joe Biden is still up chilling in the White House kitchen eating ice cream and waiting for Vice President Kamala Harris to wake up in Tanzania so they can lol about Trump https://t.co/blDao5dfcW
    (https://twitter.com/QondiNtini/status/1641660434796167168?t=D_yvfzBmAmndaNveSZ-AuA&s=03

    Qondi (@QondiNtini) tweeted at 11:48 PM on Thu, Mar 30, 2023:
    MVP: Okay Joe I’ve got my coffee tell me everything

    POTUS: Now I’m not one to gossip but I heard he was begging his secret service detail to hide him

    MVP: Let me put an alert on my phone so I don’t miss the arrest

    POTUS: I’ll send it to the group chat with Hillary and Barack https://t.co/B2FmcDvMpT
    (https://twitter.com/QondiNtini/status/1641663646299217922?t=Bn18xBVbZwypdggTGt-4jQ&s=03

    Qondi (@QondiNtini) tweeted at 0:00 AM on Fri, Mar 31, 2023:
    President Bae: Joe. Miche says we can’t spend the whole night laughing about it

    President Biden: Tell her I said, “Yes we can.”

    President Bae: Okay. That was funny. Tell me about him buying disguises on Amazon again.

    President Biden: Sources say he’s leaning towards Hamburglar https://t.co/9UOS0pHq8T
    (https://twitter.com/QondiNtini/status/1641666675165609984?t=dH–IEqd-wuurCfzxTSn5Q&s=03

  24. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone.😊😊😊

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