Open Thread | News From Georgia


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14 Responses to Open Thread | News From Georgia

  1. rikyrah says:

    Everybody and his mother, musically, was on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson

    Great montage

  2. rikyrah says:

    Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) tweeted at 6:03 AM on Tue, Apr 25, 2023:
    Desantis’s World Tour is being paid for by a public-private state agency called Enterprise Florida. The breakdown of funding is murky, as with all things Desantis, but his last trip using this was a combination of private donations and tax dollars.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) tweeted at 10:00 AM on Tue, Apr 25, 2023:
    Kevin McCarthy’s debt ceiling plan would slow growth and cut employment, according to Moody’s Analytics.

    If McCarthy’s draft were passed as is, it would lead to a drop of 0.6 percentage points in U.S. potential growth for 2024, as well as the elimination of 780,000 jobs.

  4. rikyrah says:

    Rick Wilson about Tuckums:

    Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) tweeted at 7:05 AM on Tue, Apr 25, 2023:
    1/ A few quick thoughts about Tucker.

    First, and most deliciously, is the seething, furious meltdown on the right, alt-right, and loon-right. On the right, Tucker’s wealth, origins, and prep-school presentation always helped launder the uglier stuff and dumb-down complex…

    Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) tweeted at 7:07 AM on Tue, Apr 25, 2023:
    2/ …issues for the demo. (Boomer, older GenX non-hs grads who comprise the core of the base). On the alt-right, Bannon’s stompy-foot pissy-fit about Tucker and Fox tells you he lost the single best venue for laundering white nationalist…

    Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) tweeted at 7:11 AM on Tue, Apr 25, 2023:
    3/ …agitprop into the normies cable boxes. His “I’m just telling you why the Soros-funded brown people are trying to rape your women and take your job by cucking you” schtick was normative and essential for Bannon et al on the alt-reich.

    Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) tweeted at 7:13 AM on Tue, Apr 25, 2023:
    4/ The white nats loved Tucker, whom they called “Our guy” and correctly saw him as a gateway drug for their more virulent and obvious messages. For normies, Tucker could wink and nod about it, but the white-robe crowd filled their hate spank banks with Tucker clips.

    Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) tweeted at 7:14 AM on Tue, Apr 25, 2023:
    5/ For the loons, there was nothing he couldn’t amp up. Election fraud, vaccine denial, Soros, and every other nutbird conspiracy was laundered into the “THEY are hiding the SECRET TRUTH from you”…and it validated the crazies in the same way as the white nats.

    Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) tweeted at 7:25 AM on Tue, Apr 25, 2023:
    6/ The shock of this will ripple through the enormous right-wing media ecosystem for ages to come. He was the big goal for MAGA activists: the Tucker Hit.

    Consider this: Ron DeSantis predicated his entire campaign on winning the “Tucker Primary.”

    Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) tweeted at 7:26 AM on Tue, Apr 25, 2023:
    7/ Many people on the right have adopted a position that may be wishcasting; “Tucker will be back on a new streaming channel tomorrow and you’ll rue the day, libtards!”

    Maybe not. Fox probably has a pretty stiff noncompete in his contract, so I wouldn’t count…

    Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) tweeted at 7:34 AM on Tue, Apr 25, 2023:
    9/ What if he runs? He’s rich enough. He’d instantly have an online fundraising juggernaut second only to Trump, and perhaps surpassing him. He’s polarizing, terrible, and utterly amoral…in short, better than Ron DeSantis for the base.

    I’d argue he’s the only Republican…

    Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) tweeted at 7:37 AM on Tue, Apr 25, 2023:
    10/ …who presents a material danger to Donald Trump in a primary.

    Celebrity, money, mental acuity, cynicism, pro-Putin isolationism, and an overt love of authoritarianism are a pretty strong secret sauce for the MAGA base.

    Celebrity got Trump the WH.

    Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) tweeted at 7:39 AM on Tue, Apr 25, 2023:
    11/ It could certainly do the same for Tucker. And spare me your “That could never happen. Even Trump’s GOP would never vote for a former TV host pushing white replacement theory.”

    That’s PRECISELY who they’d vote for.

    Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) tweeted at 7:45 AM on Tue, Apr 25, 2023:
    12/ This iteration of “A Face In the Crowd” doesn’t end with a revelation of the real character of the showman-as-politician. This one ends with Tucker running and possibly winning a herrenvolk campaign, where his flaws don’t matter, only his capacity for hate.


  5. rikyrah says:

    The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) tweeted at 11:20 AM on Tue, Apr 25, 2023:
    Nate Silver Out at ABC News as Disney Layoffs Once Again Hit News Division

  6. rikyrah says:

    Vaughn Sterling (@vplus) tweeted at 5:34 PM on Mon, Apr 24, 2023:
    Fox took issue with remarks Mr. Carlson made that were derogatory toward the network in private messages.. Much of the communications were redacted in court documents but became known internally to senior Fox management..

  7. rikyrah says:

    Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) tweeted at 3:35 PM on Mon, Apr 24, 2023:
    NBC News has confirmed the existence of text messages that reveal Trump allies discussed using data breached from Georgia voting machines to potentially decertify the 2021 Senate runoff election results in Georgia. @NBCNews @MSNBC

  8. rikyrah says:

    The Associated Press (@AP) tweeted at 5:08 PM on Mon, Apr 24, 2023:
    BREAKING: North Dakota’s Republican Gov. Doug Burgum has signed into law a ban on abortion at six weeks of pregnancy — even in cases of rape or incest. It’s among the strictest abortion bans in the U.S. and takes effect immediately.

  9. rikyrah says:

    ANOTHER anonymous weasel who won’t put his name out there.


    Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) tweeted at 9:12 PM on Fri, Apr 21, 2023:
    A GOP member who doesn’t want Trump to be the nominee again just sent me this: “Interesting how some pick on DeSantis’ introverted personality and ignore the gross, junior high like taunting by #45. It is exactly what turned off suburban voters and cost him the election in 2022.”

  10. rikyrah says:


    Tiffany (@TuffTiffResists) tweeted at 0:47 PM on Mon, Apr 24, 2023:
    Lost in Abby Grossberg’s lawsuit was this nugget where Tucker was musing about statutory rape and sexual activity of 14 year old girls: “If it weren’t my daughter, I would love that scenario.”

  11. rikyrah says:

    TexasLindsay™ (@TexasLindsay_) tweeted at 0:02 PM on Mon, Apr 24, 2023:
    BREAKING: Fox News Corp. has lost $930 MILLION in market value today since news of Tucker Carlson departing broke.

  12. rikyrah says:

    chris evans (@notcapnamerica) tweeted at 2:30 PM on Mon, Apr 24, 2023:
    NEW: A Public Policy Polling (@ppppolls) survey of Arizona voters finds that the party-switching senator Kyrsten Sinema is deeply unpopular and has virtually no chance of winning re-election. She is trailing her Democratic challenger @RubenGallego

  13. rikyrah says:

    Forbes (@Forbes) tweeted at 8:42 PM on Mon, Apr 24, 2023:
    Susan Rice, longtime Democratic advisor in both former President Barack Obama’s and President Joe Biden’s administrations, is leaving her White House role as domestic policy advisor, Biden announced Monday.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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