Open Thread | Double Standards Evident Everywhere

There was the Women’s Basketball Championship game.

LSU won.

Some folks didn’t like the way the star player acted.
Had a serious problem with it.
Thing is… She did the same gesture that a star WHITE player had done….but, none of the outrage and think pieces when she did it…..

Wonder why🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

Yeah, I know why😒😒😒

And, no Dr.FLOTUS,
NO participation trophies😒

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11 Responses to Open Thread | Double Standards Evident Everywhere

  1. rikyrah says:

    I feel you.

    Skeptical Brotha 💛🐝🌈 (@skepticalbrotha) tweeted at 0:11 AM on Tue, Apr 04, 2023:
    Tennessee House Democrats need to force House Republicans to expel all of them. There is no other way to react to this expulsion of three members for bullshit reasons. Republicans have embraced fascism despite their supermajority and the inability of Democrats to stop anything.

  2. rikyrah says:

    I do the Ugly Cry 😭 😭 😭 everytime I watch this movie. Have since I was a kid I truly believe that an entire generation of Black mothers let their children stay up and watch this movie to teach us the lesson:
    “Don’t you ever hurt your Mama the way Sarah Jane did her mother.”.

    grannystanding4Truth (@granny_st) tweeted at 10:22 AM on Tue, Apr 04, 2023:
    Juanita Moore and Susan Kohner attend the 50th Anniversary 2009 Reunion Screening of the Imitation of Life. Moore played Annie Johnson the black mother and Kohner played Sarah Jane her daughter who denied and mistreated her mother to pass for white.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Portia ♍️ 🐳McGonagal portiamcgonagal1619 on Insta (@PortiaMcGonagal) tweeted at 0:27 PM on Tue, Apr 04, 2023:
    He’s officially in the building where now he is in custody and officially under arrest. I watched the Watergate hearings and Nixon’s resignation as a child. As much as I snark, no one is above the law. The former President is now a defendant.

  4. rikyrah says:


    Mueller, She Wrote @MuellerSheWrote 41s
    BREAKING: Trump has been charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records AND CONSPIRACY.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Kyle Cheney
    @kyledcheney 5m

    JUST IN: A federal appeals court panel has rejected Trump’s bid to block top aides from testifying to special counsel Jack Smith’s Jan. 6 investigation. Several close Trump advisers are the subject of this order, which was part of a rushed series of overnight filings.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Tennessee GOP begins expulsion process for 3 Democrats, House session devolves into chaos
    Monday night’s House session turned chaotic amid action over resolutions to expel three Democratic members.
    Melissa Brown
    Vivian Jones
    Nashville Tennessean

    Yells rang out through the state Capitol as Tennessee House Republicans on Monday introduced resolutions to expel three Democrats for “disorderly behavior” after the trio led protest chants for gun reform on the floor of the chamber last week in the wake of the deadly Covenant School shooting.

    On Thursday, the three House Democrats approached the podium between bills without being recognized to speak, a breach of chamber rules. With a bullhorn, Reps. Gloria Johnson of Knoxville, Justin Jones of Nashville and Justin Pearson of Memphis led protestors in the galleries in several chants calling for gun reform.

    House leadership later likened the trio’s behavior to an “insurrection,” a characterization House Democrats decried last week.

    House Republicans formally introduced three expulsion resolutions at the end of Monday evening’s session. The resolutions claim the three “did knowingly and intentionally bring disorder and dishonor to the House of Representatives through their individual and collective actions.”

    Final votes to expel the three members will occur Thursday. Johnson, Jones, and Pearson will have an opportunity to defend their actions during that session.

  7. rikyrah says:

    The thing is……the charges against Dolt45 from now on are going to be CRIMINAL FELONIES. 

    And, there will be no negotiations, IMO. 

    However many he’s charged with, Bragg only has to win on one. 

    Dolt45 has to run the gauntlet. 

    Win them all against Bragg.

    Win them all against the Georgia DA

    Win them all against the Special Counsel. 

    My money is on them winning some at every level. 

  8. rikyrah says:

    Alejandra Caraballo (@Esqueer_) tweeted at 5:57 PM on Sun, Apr 02, 2023:
    Power doesn’t panic.

    The far right panicking over the existence of trans people, discussion of systemic racism, or even the mention of LGBTQ people is a sign of weakness, not strength.

    They lost the culture and they know it. This is their sad pathetic attempt to force it back.

    Alejandra Caraballo (@Esqueer_) tweeted at 5:57 PM on Sun, Apr 02, 2023:
    The under 20 demographic is majority minority with 20% identifying as LGBTQ. They are mostly non religious.

    They are the future of the country. No amount of dumb policies attacking “DEI,” “wokeness,” “critical race theory,” or “gender ideology” will change that.

    Alejandra Caraballo (@Esqueer_) tweeted at 5:57 PM on Sun, Apr 02, 2023:
    All of these horrible laws targeting LGBTQ people, people of color, education, etc. are a vain and futile attempt to turn back the clock and enforce their world view on a culture that’s no longer theirs. They’ve lost and they know it.

    Alejandra Caraballo (@Esqueer_) tweeted at 5:57 PM on Sun, Apr 02, 2023:
    Rather than demonstrating power in their moral panic, the people stoking this are demonstrating their immense weakness. By the end of this decade, they will be irrelevant, culturally and electorally. A vestige of an intolerant past raging against a more tolerant culture.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Found at another blog:
    Errol Louis, at NYMag, “Don’t Underestimate Alvin Bragg’s Chances Against Trump”:
    … Bragg is expected to argue that hush-money payments to adult actress Stormy Daniels and/or ex–Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal were made by setting up a fake retainer agreement with Trump’s ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, who paid the cash up front and later got reimbursed by Trump’s company for nonexistent legal services. Creating phony business transactions to hide the payments could constitute the misdemeanor offense of falsifying a business record, with the intention of committing or concealing a second crime of not reporting what was, in effect, a campaign contribution. (New York election law defines a contribution as “any thing of value, made in connection with the nomination for election, or election, of any candidate.”)

    This is where things get sticky for Trump. Falsifying a business record in order to commit or conceal a second crime would bump the matter up from a misdemeanor to a felony, punishable by one to four years in prison. In fact, New York courts have found that the second crime need not even be proved: Mere intent to commit or conceal a crime can be sufficient to make records falsification a felony.

    And don’t forget the devastating statements made by Trump’s own Department of Justice about the hush money in the sentencing memo prepared shortly before Cohen was sent to prison. “With respect to both payments, Cohen acted with the intent to influence the 2016 presidential election. Cohen coordinated his actions with one or more members of the campaign, including through meetings and phone calls, about the fact, nature, and timing of the payments,” the memo said. “In particular, and as Cohen himself has now admitted, with respect to both payments, he acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1.”…

    So Trump is in serious legal jeopardy, not least because his adversary, Bragg, is a dogged and meticulous litigator who has proved he can build complex white-collar cases. Years ago, as an assistant U.S. Attorney under Preet Bharara, Bragg successfully prosecuted misconduct by elected officials, including former State Senator Malcolm Smith, who ended up in prison. Bragg also prosecuted a slew of white-collar criminals as the state’s chief deputy attorney general, and he prides himself on not bringing frivolous cases.

  10. rikyrah says:


    If you are in Wisconsin…. VOTE

    IF you are in Chicago….VOTE

  11. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😊😊 😊

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