Thursday, August 16, 2018

Open thread.

MORE DISCLAIMERSIt's an open thread night people. Tell me what's on your mind.

I have a few thoughts:

Omarosa is still dropping tapes like a hip hop producer.

Is being a racist a requirement to run for office in the GOP?

Is being the immediate  family member of a white heterosexual male the most dangerous  place one can find themselves in these days?

Your president is planning a 100 million dollar parade and vets are still dying in the streets.

FOX showed a picture of Patti LaBelle  instead of Aretha Franklin  today when mentioning her death. Personally, I am not surprised, because we all look alike to the folks over at FOX. Their explanation for the snafu just made things worse.

Speaking of FOX, can someone tell me when Japan was a Communist country? Apparently over at FOX that's a part of history now.

Finally, the special forces commander who led the bin Laden raid blasted trump today and told him to revoke his security clearance as well. Is he a patriot or a traitor in your eyes?   

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Bring back the tan suit.

Image result for obama and suits imagesPaul Ryan is the epitome of the P word.  A few weeks ago he said that trump was just "trolling" when he said that he would revoke the security clearance of some of his perceived enemies. Today, shockingly, the president did just that.   And all we have heard from Paul Ryan (and other elected republicans) so far is the sound of crickets.

Imagine, if you will, Barack Obama pulling some crap like this. We would have a constitutional crisis on our hands. Congress would order the military to remove the Negro from 1600 Pennsylvania, Avenue. Remember when he (Obama) wore that tan suit? FOX News was in meltdown mode for days. BREAKING NEWS! OBAMA wears a tan suit.

Of course, as we all know, trump and his minions did this now because they are trying to get the news of trump dropping the n word (and yes he said it) off the front page. Anything for a distraction at this point. 

"Manigault Newman on Tuesday released to CBS News a supposed recording of a conference call that purportedly features her, Eric Trump aide Lynne Patton, Pierson and campaign communications director Jason Miller.

"I am trying to find at least what context it was used in to help us maybe try to figure out a way to spin it," Pierson said on the tape. Patton is then heard describing a conversation she had with Trump about his alleged use of the slur.

"I said, 'Well, sir, can you think of any time where this happened?' And he said, 'no,'" Patton is heard saying.

Manigault Newman responds: "Well, that is not true."

Pierson later says: "No, he said it. He is embarrassed by it."

Pierson told CNN, “What you hear me doing, is interrupting, saying, ‘OK, OK, he said it, he said it, he’s embarrassed, let’s move on."'

It's scary that these Negroes chose to stay by trump's side knowing that he was a virulent racist. But this is how the modern house Negro rolls in America these days: it's all about getting for themselves even if it means sleeping (sometimes literally) with the enemy.

*Pic from pinterest.com


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

From Truman to trump.

TWEET MEPresident Harry Truman used the n word once.

 "I think one man is just as good as another so long as he's honest and decent and not a n****r or a Chinaman. Uncle Wills says that the Lord made a white man from dust, a n**** from mud, and then threw what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion that negroes ought to be in Arica, yellow men in Asia, and white men in Europe and America."

This letter was written in 1911, but other Americans presidents have freely used the n word since. (Including that liberal giant, LBJ) In fact, the most recent documented case of an American president using the n word was Richard Nixon. That was, of course, until Donald trump came along.

In a stunning news conference today, the press secretary said that she could not assure the American people that the president of the United States in 2018 did not recently use the n word. This ought to tell you something: the tape is out there, and it will be released soon. This press secretary lies about everything, but she refused to lie for the president this time. Why?

The president himself tweeted this morning (before calling Omarosa a dog) that he didn't use the n word because Mark Burnett says the tape does not exist. That's like me hitting my wife and when confronted about it, I ask you if you saw me hitting my wife. If you say you didn't see it, then I say I didn't hit her. Why does he need Mark Burnett to assure him that the tape doesn't exist? If he didn't say it he wouldn't even be worried about Mark Burnett and the tape. 

Anyway, Omarosa is proving to be a nightmare for team trump, and I suspect that she will not be going away anytime soon.

"President Trump added his former White House aide, Omarosa Manigault Newman, on Tuesday to the growing list of African-Americans he has publicly denigrated on Twitter, calling her “that dog” and a “crazed, crying lowlife” after her allegations against him of mental deterioration and racism.
Even for a president who consistently uses Twitter to assail his adversaries, the morning tweet about Ms. Manigault Newman was a remarkably crude use of the presidential bully pulpit to disparage a woman who once served at the highest levels in his White House.

In an interview on MSNBC, Ms. Manigault Newman responded that Mr. Trump treats women differently than he does men because he “believes they are beneath him” and that he talked in derogatory ways about minorities.

'He has absolutely no respect for women, for African-Americans,” she said.'"

And yet, Omarosa, you worked for him. Even after he peddled that racist lie about the former president for years. (Digression alert.) 

Anyway, now we will wait for Melania and Ivanka to put their two cents in and tell us all to "Be Best".  





  

Sunday, August 12, 2018

The drama Queen strikes again.

 Image result for omarosa drama queen  images * I heard Omarosa's secretly recorded taping of her firing by John Kelly today on Meet The Press (MTP). And sadly, I couldn't help but think how vulnerable this White House is. These bumbling cast of characters have made a mess of how things are supposed to be done in the people's house.

The fact that Omarosa was able to secretly record her conversation in what is supposed to be one of the most secure places on earth is laughable----- Try recording what goes on in a courtroom and see how far you will get . I mean no one even bothered to check her cell phone? I gotta give her credit, Omarosa also has a lot of cohones, because she played the tape on MTP. I guess she has no more f***s to give about any type of legal repercussions from her actions, or of ever working in government again. 

During her appearance on MTPOmarosa also revealed a lot of things about trump that we already knew. Like, for instance, that he is a flat our racist. The problem with this particular messenger, though, is that she has zero credibility. She played along too long with trump and his antics and now she wants us all to act like this is something that we didn't now all along.

Omarosa also said that she heard the tape of trump dropping the n word, and that it will be used as some type of October Surprise by the dems. Sorry dems, it won't work. A tape of trump dropping the n word will only make him more popular among his pals in the GOP. They will act appalled, publicly. But they will still support him behind closed doors when the lights are off.

We know one person who is not pleased with Omarosa going public, and that's the orange one himself. While hanging with his biker buddies in Jersey, he called her a "low- life". (Not very presidential of you there big guy.) Can you imagine how many types of n*****s he is calling her, privately?

Omarosa also claims that trump wants to start a race war. Well, judging from the way things have been going in the country lately, he has already succeeded on that front.     

*Pic from theroot.com

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Caption Saturday

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I need a caption for this pic.

*Pic from rawstory.com

Friday, August 10, 2018

BlacKkKlanswoman

In a way, the release of the movie BlacKkKansman is a perfect metaphor for something that is going on in the current news cycle. I am referring to the trials and travails in the life of former trump sycophant, Omarosa Manigault.

Omarosa was the black Klansman in the trump White House full of Klansmen and Klanswomen. Unlike the character in the movie, though, she was not trying to infiltrate and bring down this White House klan; she was a proud member of it. So much so that they had to throw her out kicking and screaming.  It is what led her to once declare that trump's critics will "bow down before him." (Wrong Omarosa, that was Stormy Daniels. And trust me, she wasn't doing it to honor him.)

But what a difference a few months makes. Now that she has been booted from the White House like  she is a character on the Apprentice, she is dishing on her former owner boss, Donald trump.

She has declared that she saw trump chewing paper, dropping the n word, and being promised a pay-off after leaving the White House  if she would keep her mouth shut. For the record, I believe that pretty much everything that she said about trump is true. But trump being a racist is not breaking news. That's like saying it's warmer in August on the East Coast than it is in December. We all know that trump is a racist, especially us black folks.

What we are not going to do is to act like this is some type of breaking news so that Omarosa can sell her books.

Omarosa was a house Negroes house Negro, and she decided long ago that she belonged in the house and not in the fields. She decided to become a field Negro when trump soured on her and she saw the writing on the wall. Besides, the time for her giving us all the dirt on you know is long past. She should have started reporting to the American people as soon as she started observing trump eating the morning newspaper for breakfast.

*Pic courtesy of  Wikipedia. 



Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Questions of the day.

I
 I have a few questions about some of the major news stories of the day.

Now that yet another one of trump's pals have been indicted for swampy behavior, is it fair to say that trump and the people around him are some of the most corrupt ever?

Should Omarosa release the trump tapes?

Should Robert Mueller subpoena trump?

If the democratic candidate, Danny O'Conner, ends up losing the special election for Ohio-12 last night, is the Green Party to blame? 

Is this the worst case of white privilege you ever heard of ?

Were black activists right to protest the latest Nertoot s convention?  

Is it cool for police to taser an 11 year old girl?   




Tuesday, August 07, 2018

But what about Chicago?

"Here is something you cant understand
How I could just kill a man
Here is something you cant understand
How I could just kill a man"


~Cypress Hill~

Sadly, I can understand. And as I see the drama of the senseless loss of young black lives playing out in cities like Chicago more and more each day, I am starting to understand it even more.

I live in Philly, and I do a lot of criminal defense work, so sadly I understand the culture that creates this climate of senseless violence and depravity that is being played out in some of our inner city neighborhoods on a regular basis. These urban terrorist who kill and create mayhem don't feel remorse or care about the consequences of their actions. They live for the moment. Most of them don't even think about living past thirty. Or, for that matter, being free on the streets after thirty. It's either dead or in jail. While they are here, though, getting a rep on the street and getting fast money is all they care about. 

Last weekend in Chicago there were 33 shootings and 12 murders for all the reasons I gave you above. The racist trolls who like to point to these happenings as evidence of some type of dysfunction that is specific to the black community are having a field day. Every time you point out some type of social injustice or an instance of institutional and individual racism, they bring it up. Donald trump is a liar and a sexual predator. Yeah but what about Chicago? Police officers have to stop  killing innocent people of color. Yeah but what about Chicago? The America government is wrong to separate young children from their families. Yeah but what about Chicago? I think you get the point. 

The problem is, of course, that what happens in Chicago and cities like it is the end result of a problem that was created by a society that left out the have-nots, and is set up in such a way that only a few can succeed. The so called American dream will never be realized by many of these people and they know it. So what happens? The have-nots turn on each other.  

Also, killings is not something unique to black folks. In case you haven't been paying attention, white men have been killing their families in serious numbers in this country. (Just yesterday here in Philly, a man strangled his  seven year old daughter to death because of a bitter custody battle with her mother.) Don't believe me? Check out this link, and this one, and this one, and this one. There are lots more, so feel free to use Google. 

These types of killings, one could argue, are even more heinous, because they involve the killing of a loved one the killer is supposed to protect and care for. What's their excuse? They lost their job? Marital breakup? A lost custody battle? In Chicago and cities like it, we know why they kill each other, and it's tragic and sad. However, I will never understand how someone can kill his or her entire family. The people he or she loved at one point and formed a bond with. 

The point is, to quote the orange one occupying the white house: "There are bad people on both sides." Killing a fellow gang- banger or drug dealer is bad. Killing a family member or loved one is bad as well. We don't need the pontificating from folks in the majority population about all those evil Negroes in the hood killing each other. We know why they kill each other. And sadly, in a lot of ways, we are all to blame. 

*Pic from huffingtonpost.com

Monday, August 06, 2018

A tangled web in a tower.

"Ingraham asked Don Jr. about that discrepancy when he called into her show on Monday, and she even aired a few clips of Trump and various officials confidently claiming the meeting was about adoptions.

You want any comment on that, Donny?” the Fox News host asked. “Because they’re hitting you on that for contradictions––I mean, they’re calling it worse than contradictions obviously. Donny what is your reaction to all that?”

“Hello?” Don Jr. could be heard saying, before a long silence.

“We’re going to see if we could reconnect with Donald Trump Jr. on all this, because we can’t seem to hear him,” Ingraham said after a silence. “We don’t know where he went.”'

Hold your breath, Laura, Don Jr. will not be coming back.

Donny and his daddy are already in deep enough do doo.  If only his daddy would chill with the twitter fingers. Now, thanks to  twitter, we are learning that team trump has lied all along about that infamous meeting in trump tower.

We were told that the meeting was about Russian adoptions. We know now that this was a blatant lie. The meeting was to dig up dirt on trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton. Something that is probably against the law. Most of us knew all along that team trump had orchestrated this lie, the question now is why. Why did they feel the need to cover up this meeting in the first place? I submit to you that they did this because they knew that what they were doing is illegal. The intent was there to do something nefarious. This would certainly push it closer into the crime category. 

trump's lawyers are now begging him to stop tweeting. about the meeting. They realize that he is putting himself and his family in serious legal jeopardy, and forcing them to make fools of themselves, even when communicating with friendly news outlets.

“We’re going to see if we could reconnect with Donald Trump Jr. on all this, because we can’t seem to hear him,”

The problem for Donnie is that we can't hear him, but sadly for him we are hearing his daddy loud and clear.

*Pic from cnn.com



Sunday, August 05, 2018

Dilemma in D.C.

TWEET METhere is a big Nazi  right wing march being planned for D.C. next week, and apparently the city is struggling with how to accommodate trump's friends.

"The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will not provide white supremacists with access to their own train cars, the agency’s chair said on Saturday. Metro had been considering offering separate trains or individual train cars to demonstrators attending the Unite the Right rally next Sunday in Washington, DC.

The decision not to provide hate groups with separate transportation came after Jackie Jeter, the president of the largest Metro union attacked the idea on Friday in a statement. Jeter said members of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 689 are “proud to provide transit to everyone for the many events we have in D.C. including the March [for] Life, the Women’s March and Black Lives Matter.”
She added, “We draw the line at giving special accommodation to hate groups and hate speech.”
Organizers describe Sunday’s Unite the Right rally as a “white civil rights” event, and have scheduled it to coincide with the one-year anniversary of the white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia. That rally sparked intense violence and led to the death of Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal, when a Nazi sympathizer drove his car into counter-protesters. Several hundred men carrying torches chanted “Jew will not replace us” as they marched around the University of Virginia’s campus the night before.

On Friday, Metro board chair Jack Evans said the agency was considering providing protesters with separate train cars to prevent violence. “We’re not trying to give anyone special treatment,” Evans said. “We’re just trying to avoid scuffles and things of that nature.”  He also said that no final decisions had been made, adding, “We’re just trying to come up with potential solutions on how to keep everybody safe.”

But on Saturday, Evans decided against separating the white nationalists attending the rally. “Metro will not be having a separate train, or a separate car, or anything separate for anybody at this event that’s gonna happen next Sunday,” he told Washington’s NBC affiliate. When NBC4 asked Evans if he regretted considering separating the protesters, he claimed the idea “was never under consideration.”

“We’d like to keep the groups separate,” Evans told the station one day before. “We don’t want incidents on Metro.”

The statement from ATU Local 689 noted that more than 80 percent of the union’s members are people of color, “the very people that the Ku Klux Klan and other white nationalist groups have killed, harassed and violated.” The union local said it would “not play a role in their special accommodation.”' [Source]

So here is my question: Should Local 689 and city of Washington be forced to provide separate trains for  these folks? I am sure they have a legitimate permit to hold their march. Can a public entity accommodate one political group and not another because they find their views repugnant? 

Let me know what you think.

Finally, as the president of the United States falls and drifts deeper and deeper into the world of the insane, at some point we have to start holding the people around him (who still have even a shred of credibility left) accountable. This is not normal and they know it.

I know that Omarosa wrote a book and stated that she has proof that trump is insane, but no one listens to Omarosa these days; she is no longer relevant, and any attempt now to clap back at trump will be seen as sour grapes.

Breaking from her husband with his beef with LeBron  was a start, but it would be nice if his wife, for instance, would just hold a press conference and declare the following: * Donnie is not well. I have known this for some time, but for the sake of the country I tried to keep this secret from everyone. I can not longer do this. Be best everybody* 

I know it will never happen, but a brotha can dream.



Saturday, August 04, 2018

Caption Saturday.


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 I need a caption for this pic.

Pic from dailykos.com

Thursday, August 02, 2018

A meeting of the "Moonshines."

Image result for pastor scott trump pastor prison reform images"     You know the damage one ignorant Negro can do? We were in France in the first war; we'd won decorations. But the white boys had told all them French gals that we had tails. Then they found this ignorant colored soldier, paid him to tie a tail to his ass and run around half-naked, making monkey sounds. Put him on the big round table in the Cafe Napoleon, put a reed in his hand, crown on his head, blanket on his shoulders, and made him eat *bananas* in front of all them Frenchies. Oh, how the white boys danced that night... passed out leaflets with that boy's picture on it. Called him Moonshine, King of the Monkeys. And when we slit his throat, you know that fool asked us what he had done wrong? "

Harsh, I know, but Sgt. Waters describing the fate of a coon in that movie classic, A Soldier's Story, is still relevant in describing the modern House Negro and how his/her behavior is still hurting black folks, collectively. Of course no one is advocating  the slitting of throats, but these modern day House Negroes do need to be called on the carpet. Their behavior is self-serving and dangerous.

Take for instance those hustlers black pastors who met with trump yesterday to talk about prison reform, and other "initiatives" to help black folks. It was a glorified photo op set up by trump and his team to to throw a bone to the Negro, and to try and convince the rest of Americans (who don't make up the 30% of his base) that he is not so much of a racist. * See, I can sit down and talk to the blacks. I can't be that bad, can I?*

trump, of course, was with the usual suspects who have been cooning for him from day one.  Someone should ask Pastor Darrell Scott what he has gotten out of all this jigging that he has been doing for trump. I suspect that it as been nothing but promises. I certainly don't see Pastor Scott in Washington sharing the seat of power with trump and his white male friends. But Darrell, like that ignorant Negro in Sgt Water's story, is all too willing to eat bananas and make monkey sounds.

“This is probably going to be … the most pro-black president I’ve seen in my lifetime,” Mr. Scott said Wednesday in an Oval Office meeting with the president. “This president actually wants to prove something to our community, our faith-based community and our ethnic community. The last president didn’t feel like he had to"

Pastor Scott, I will tell you what Sgt. Waters told CJ: 

"See, the Black race can't afford you no more. There used to be a time, we'd see someone like you singin', clownin', yassuh-bossin'... and we wouldn't do anything. Folks liked that. You were good. Homey kind of nigger. When they needed somebody to mistreat, call a name or two, they paraded you. Reminded them of the good old days. Not no more. The day of the Geechee is gone, boy. And you're going with it." 

*Pic from youtube.com.



   

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Open thread.

MORE DISCLAIMERSI need your thoughts on a few things.

Mr. trump sending signals to his AG via twitter to shut down the Mueller investigation.

Mr. trump thinking that we need our ID cards to go grocery shopping.

The mob of trumpbots attacking Jim Acosta at a rally last night. Someone said that they looked like those mobs that used to attack African Americans back in the fifties and sixties, and they are right.

Another scandal at Ohio State and Jim Jordan is still in Congress.   

Sarah Sanders being the world's greatest liar. 

Mr. trump averaging almost eight lies per day.

The Nazi flag flying in a public park in Wyoming. 

The wingnuts phony war on Christmas crusade has already started. 





Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Weasels, 3-D guns, and immigration.


And now, one of my favorite tweets of the day.
"BREAKING: Manafort trial begins, but questions remain about how to trap a jury of his peers."

Classic stuff. 

Anyway folks, please be careful out there in social media world. Apparently the Russian troll farms are working overtime to disrupt the upcoming midterm elections. (I already see some on this site.)

They did such a great job getting trump elected that it would definitely be worth another shot to launch another assault on American democracy via the Internet.  The stakes are high this time. If they lose the majority in Congress their guy trump could find himself out of a job. 

Speaking of trump, I see he had to get permission from the NRA to speak out against 3-D guns. Remember all his tough talk after Parkland? Most of us knew that he was lying then, and it was just going to be a matter of time before he was sucking at the tit of the NRA again. 

I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense."

Why do you have to speak to the NRA? 3-D guns?! Are you insane?! 

Thing is, the 2nd Amendment gun nuts are already saying that we should leave 3-D guns alone. The right to bear arms will not be compromised, even if they have to download a gun made of plastic. Unbelievable!

Finally, Jesse Watters (the funny looking guy with the big head on FOX), might have inadvertently let out trump's true intentions when it comes to immigration in this country. 

  "The Five held a conversation on Monday about President Donald Trump‘s demands that Congress throw support behind an omnibus bill that will provide funding for tougher immigration policies. 

When Greg Gutfeld argued that Trump has used the wall as an idea to spark more conversation about border security, Juan Williams countered by arguing that Trump wants to stop immigration altogether, both legal and illegal.

That’s when Jesse Watters made this statement:

“He wants merit-based,” said Watters. “That would cut legal immigration by bringing in the best and brightest. So we don’t bring in some guy’s uncle from Zimbabwe.”'  [Source]

Got it! So "some guy's uncle from Zimbabwe" couldn't be one of the "best and brightest" because he is from that shit hole of a place called Africa, or, for that matter, one of those Third World countries full of brown people. 

I am sure that the folks in this link would tend to disagree.