Open Thread | The Absolute Audacity of the Updated White Citizens Council

Or Hoes for Hitler…

Or Moms for Liberty….

From California

The absolute and unmitigated gall of checking out all the books, and holding them ‘hostage’ until a LIBRARY conceded to them that they would BAN the books permanently.

They were going to decide for ALLL the rest of the parents what THEY deemed was acceptable for children to read. It’s not their business.
And, I’m glad that the librarian went public with this terrorism from these heifers.
And, that the community responded.
This is how we need to handle these fascists all around the country.

We need to adopt a library in Missouri…ICYMI, the Fascist GOP Legislature has zeroed out monies for ALL Libraries in the State of Missouri. The State Senate put the monies back in, but we see what they will do if given the chance.
Absolutely outrageous.

Libraries are the closest thing we have to national community centers. Open to all. The point is learning. Providing a safe space for learning. A safe space for community.

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21 Responses to Open Thread | The Absolute Audacity of the Updated White Citizens Council

  1. rikyrah says:

    Victor Shi (@Victorshi2020) tweeted at 1:34 PM on Tue, Aug 01, 2023:
    Holy shit. VP Kamala Harris just responded directly to Ron DeSantis in Florida now: “I will tell you there is no roundtable, no lecture, no invitation we will accept to debate an undeniable fact: there were no redeeming qualities of slavery.” THIS is how you handle a racist.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Jamie is so petty about DeSantis..LOL

    Jaime Harrison (@harrisonjaime) tweeted at 9:02 PM on Mon, Jul 31, 2023:
    Folks should stop trying to turn this skunk into a greyhound. He ain’t it!

  3. rikyrah says:


    Oh man.

    #RIP New Jersey Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver, who was serving as acting governor while Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is out of the state, has died after being taken to a hospital for an undisclosed medical issue.

  4. rikyrah says:

    For those in Indiana, who now have to be subjected to your legislature’s anti-abortion measures. 

    Illinois and Michigan are right here, willing to help you. You still have body autonomy in our states.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Another poster put these two things together. I hadn’t thought of it this way:

    Badd Company (@BaddCompani) tweeted at 8:15 PM on Mon, Jul 31, 2023:

    The Minnesota Republican Party has 60 bucks in the bank to play with.

    Who Stole the Money

    They are 336 Thousand in Debt

    The Colorado Republican Party is filing for Bankruptcy

    The Arizona Republican Party has less than
    25K in the bank.

    The Michigan Republican Party is…


    an hour ago edited
    Here’s another reason that I’m hopeful for 2024 and 100 percent supportive of Ukraine.

    We’re finally seeing the Russian money dry up and it’s killing both the left and the right. On top of this we’ve seen the lefty organizations suffer too. Brand New Congress is gone and the Justice Dems have laid off half their staff. I’m really looking forward to the Sunrise Movement going under if they haven’t already.

    This makes so much sense.

  6. rikyrah says:

    Daniel Goldman (@danielsgoldman) tweeted at 3:23 PM on Mon, Jul 31, 2023:
    I just left the interview of Devon Archer and I was the only member who stayed for the whole time.

    These are the facts:

    1) Archer testified that Joe Biden NEVER discussed any business with Hunter and his associates.

    2) there was no bribe from Burisma to Joe or Hunter.

    Daniel Goldman (@danielsgoldman) tweeted at 3:23 PM on Mon, Jul 31, 2023:
    This investigation has uncovered ZERO evidence connected to President Biden.

    In fact, the evidence is clear that President Biden had nothing to do with Hunter’s businesses.

    The American people are tired of this wild goose chase and I urge @RepJamesComer to close it immediately.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Dolt45 is not going to drop out. 

    He can grift to pay his legal bills. 

    He thinks his only way of avoiding prison is to become President again.

    Even if he trusted the fat cats to pay his legal bills..

    He doesn’t trust the other candidates to actually pardon them if they became President. 

    He doesn’t trust anyone that much. 

  8. rikyrah says:

    Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) tweeted at 7:06 AM on Tue, Aug 01, 2023:
    Biden & Trump are tied. This almost certainly means a Trump majority in the Electoral College. Exactly what is needed to cure Dem overconfidence—and there’s a lot of it. Low D turnout and defections to other parties/independents could produce another 2016.

  9. rikyrah says:


    Miss Aja (@brat2381) tweeted at 4:32 PM on Mon, Jul 31, 2023:
    💀I’m in stitches y’all.
    I was listening to MSNBC and if Individual-1 would have never called Brad Raffensberger at home (trying to be sneaky), DA Willis would not have had jurisdiction. 💀😭😂😂Brad lives in North Fulton County & that’s her jurisdiction.

    Won’t He do it😂🙌🏿

  10. rikyrah says:

    Viata_Chew (@Viata1364) tweeted at 10:22 AM on Mon, Jul 31, 2023:
    I am a receptionist, I wear my kn95 every day all day at work. When I get shit from customers I stare them straight in the eye and lie “I have cancer, you people could kill me by breathing at me”. It’s fun to make them uncomfortable and they always take a step back 🤭

  11. rikyrah says:

    Ty Cogdill (@semperty) tweeted at 6:08 PM on Sun, Jul 30, 2023:
    fun part of history: public swimming pools used to be incredibly common until courts ruled that they couldn’t be segregated. then white conservatives just started closing them instead.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution (@ajc) tweeted at 8:00 AM on Mon, Jul 31, 2023:
    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that two-thirds of VA hospitals included in a survey of hospital quality ratings received four or five stars out of five.

    The Atlanta VA Medical Center, based in Decatur, received two stars out of five.

  13. rikyrah says:

    MSNBC (@MSNBC) tweeted at 8:00 AM on Mon, Jul 31, 2023:
    In 2019, Donald Trump wanted dirt on Joe Biden, so he thought the smart move would be to threaten aid to Ukraine. It led to his first impeachment. In 2023, as @stevebenen writes, the Republican is ready to do the same thing again.

  14. rikyrah says:

    ProPublica (@propublica) tweeted at 8:00 AM on Mon, Jul 31, 2023:
    After 40 years in its tourism industry, one Charleston resident is seeing a huge shift in visitors’ interest in the city’s racial history: “African American tourism right now is red hot. … People are hungry for this information.”

  15. rikyrah says:


    Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) tweeted at 8:00 AM on Mon, Jul 31, 2023:
    Actor and singer Inga Swenson, who played Gretchen the cook on the popular ‘80s sitcom “Benson,” died on July 23 in Los Angeles.

  16. rikyrah says:

    ESSENCE (@Essence) tweeted at 8:01 AM on Mon, Jul 31, 2023:
    The Florida Board of Ed approved new standards for teaching about Black history.
    One standard for middle schoolers requires teachers to instruct on “how slaves developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit.”

  17. rikyrah says:

    Taniel (@Taniel) tweeted at 5:28 PM on Sun, Jul 30, 2023:
    What is transpiring here is that the Democratic candidate who won a safe blue seat in North Carolina on a pro-choice platform, and then switched to the GOP to give them a supermajority for their anti-abortion law, was a Republican plant all along.

  18. rikyrah says:

    emptywheel (@emptywheel) tweeted at 7:59 AM on Mon, Jul 31, 2023:
    If Elmo is going to sue NGOs that document how he has platformed Nazis, then those NGOs will get access to the internal data Elmo stopped making available via API.

  19. rikyrah says:

    PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) tweeted at 8:01 AM on Mon, Jul 31, 2023:
    By telling Republican voters what they want to hear relentlessly, and by painting a version of reality that they so badly want to believe in, Donald Trump has collectively warped the minds of a majority of the Republican electorate to the point where no other Republican candidate…

  20. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone😊😊😊

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