August 17, 2017

Friday Open Thread: Black Dancers Who Changed American Dance

Charles “Honi” Coles (April 2, 1911 – November 12, 1992) was an American actor and tap dancer. He was best known for his role as Tito Suarez in the film Dirty Dancing.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Coles developed his high-speed rhythm tapping on the streets of his hometown. He first went to New York City as one of the Three Millers, who were known for their intricate and difficult dance steps executed on tiny platforms. He later returned to headline at the Apollo Theater.

In 1940, while dancing with Cab Calloway’s band, he met and teamed with Charles “Cholly” Atkins. As Coles & Atkins, their routine opened with a fast-paced song and tap number, followed by a precision swing dance, a soft shoe, and a tap-challenge. Their partnership lasted nineteen years.

Coles placed tap in the world of concert art when he performed in the Joffrey Ballet’s production of Agnes de Mille’s Conversations about the Dance.

Coles made his Broadway debut in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in 1949. He also appeared in Bubbling Brown Sugar and My One and Only, for which he received both the Tony and Drama Desk Award for his performance.

During the 1980s, Coles taught dance and dance history at Yale, Cornell, Duke, and George Washington University.

Coles was a close associate of tap dancer Brenda Bufalino, who was instrumental in helping him rebuild his career in the early 1970s. The American Tap Dance Orchestra was and founded by Bufalino along with Tony Waag Coles in 1986 as a tax exempt 501c3 charitable organization. During that time the Orchestra performed in hundreds of concert, stage, and film projects and thrilled audiences around the world. From 1989 to 1995, the company also operated Woodpeckers Tap Dance Center in New York City and presented ongoing classes, performances, and related activities.  Coles also had a part in the 1987 hit movie Dirty Dancing.

In 1991, Coles was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President George H.W. Bush. Charles Honi Coles died from cancer on November 12, 1992. He was inducted, posthumously, into the Tap Dance Hall of Fame in 2003. His wife Marian Edwards Coles died on November 6, 2009. While he was performing “My One and Only” Charles had a stroke.

Charles “Cholly” Atkins (September 30, 1913 – April 19, 2003) was an American dancer and vaudeville performer, who later became noted as the house choreographer for the various artists on the Motown label.

Born Charles Sylvan Atkinson, a native of Pratt City, Alabama, Cholly Atkins began dancing in the late 1930s before entering military service in 1942 during World War II. Upon leaving the U.S. Army. Atkins first found fame as one-half of Atkins & Coles, a top vaudeville dance act with partner Charles “Honi” Coles, debuting at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York. Atkins and Coles toured extensively nationally and internationally, performing in showcases with major jazz and swing bands, including those led by Louis Armstrong, Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, and Lionel Hampton. The pair also performed from 1949 to 1952 on Broadway in the stage production, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

In the mid-1950s, Cholly began teaching dance steps to the Cadillacs, Shirelles, Moonglows, Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, Little Anthony & The Imperials, and other vocal groups. His dance steps were a new style coined “vocal choreography”, as singers enhanced their vocal performances with stylish combinations of gestures and steps. After working as a freelance choreographer in 1962 for The Miracles, Atkins was hired by Berry Gordy to work as a Motown choreographer in 1964, and set about developing the routines that would later become the trademark moves of other Motown acts like The Supremes, The Temptations (Atkins was also featured in the video for their hit single “Lady Soul”), The Four Tops, The Marvelettes, Gladys Knight & The Pips and others. Atkins would, in fact, continue working with Motown artists well into the 1980s. He choreographed for non-Motown artists as well, namely the dance routines of The Cadillacs in the 1950s, and the Sylvers, as well as The O’Jays during the mid-1970s, appearing with them on an episode of Soul Train. He also worked with Detroit rock band DC Drive and is featured in the “You Need Love” video. Cholly is also known by a few Detroit dancers to create the Partner dance known as the Graystone, named after the great Graystone Ballroom. The dance rhythm is slow, quick, quick, slow, quick, quick.

In 1989, Atkins received a Tony Award for choreographing the Broadway show Black and Blue. He also accepted a 1993 National Endowment for the Arts three-year fellowship to tour colleges and universities teaching vocal choreography. He continued to teach dance in Las Vegas until February 2003.

Diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2003, Atkins died of the cancer several weeks later on April 19, 2003 Las Vegas, Nevada. He was five months short of his 90th birthday.

  • sagittarius

    Morning Fam!

    I hope everyone is engaging in self-care.

    This journey began on November 1, 2016. The first phase ended August 10, 2017.

    More than 63,300 words

    Approximately 260 pages.

    Editing is finished.

    Formatting is done.

    My WIP is complete.

    I will read through it once more, and submit it after I return from the dentist’s office.

    Thank you for your encouragement last week in believing I could get it done.

    Have a scintillating day!

    • Tunisia

      Congrats, Sag!

      • rikyrah

        Morning Tunisia

        • Tunisia

          Morning, Rikyrah!

      • sagittarius

        Good morning Tunisia!

        Thank you!

    • MsKitty

      Congratulations!

      • sagittarius

        Good morning MsKitty!

        Thank you!

    • Miranda

      Morning sagi!!!

      I tested positive for strep throat yesterday 🙁
      I’m quarantined and in the bed.

      • sagittarius

        Morning Miranda!

        It was your comment last week that compelled me to rethink not moving forward in the contest. Thank you.

        I hope you feel better, soon!

      • TyrenM

        Feel better.

      • Alma98

        Morning Miranda, feel better soon.

      • The Shy Lurker

        Eek! Get well soon, Miranda.

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, Sag! Have a wonderful day! Onward and upward!!

      • sagittarius

        Afternoon BG!

        Thank you!

    • TyrenM

      Congrats. Nice werk!

      • sagittarius

        Afternoon Tyren!

        Thank you!

    • The Shy Lurker

      Good morning sagittarius!

      Congratulations.
      *fingers crossed*

      • sagittarius

        Good afternoon TSL!

        Thank you!

    • jds09

      Yay!

      • sagittarius

        Good afternoon jds!

        Thank you!

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      • sagittarius

        Good afternoon GLH!

        Thank you! I send hugs, prayers and blessings to you!

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  • Tunisia

    Obama to reemerge in ‘delicate dance’ with Dems
    http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/346097-obama-to-reemerge-in-delicate-dance-with-dems

    Why? As far as I am concerned, he should be the face the party.

    “One aide describes the beginning of a “delicate dance” that aims to put Obama in the Democratic fray, but prevent him from remaining the face of the party.”

    • Miranda

      If they want the support of their BASE, he is now and for the extended future, the FACE of the Democrat Party!

    • Kennymack1971

      They want PBOs fundraising and speechmaking but they don’t want him to be the face of the party because…Black. Here it is. If Dems want to energize the base then it’s time for a bunch of folks in the party to STFD and STFU. Get out of the way and let the most successful Dem politician of his era direct the party. If that offends skittish white rust belt Dems then so be it.

    • jds09

      They simply cannot imagine a world where they are not in charge.

  • Miranda

    Lawd…I missed this yesterday.
    ——————
    There’s some “heavy drama” in New Orleans at the National Association of Black Journalists conference after organizers decided to add top Trump aide Omarosa Manigault to a panel.

    “The majority there don’t want her involved. It’s heavy drama — even the moderator is refusing. Everyone sees it as extremely offensive,” a source told us.
    https://twitter.com/yashar/status/895868120656560129

  • Miranda

    Of course….but Hillary would have been the same as Trump..that’s what the blacademic favs said. Would Hillary have had white supremacists as her advisers?
    —————————
    CAMP HILL – Hours after he was fired from CNN, Jeffrey Lord started his “no apologies tour.”
    One of the first people to cheer him on was Steve Bannon, the chief strategist to President Donald Trump.

    Lord, who landed his CNN role for his bold and frequent support of the real estate mogul who became the Republican nominee, took the call in his mother’s Camp Hill living room.
    “It’s Stephen K. Bannon,” Lord said, reading the caller ID. “I have to take this.”
    https://twitter.com/yashar/status/895984953778991105

    • Town

      Hillary WAS the white supremacist. She said “superpredators” one time and advocated for Joe Biden’s Crime Bill, which Bernie voted “yes” on.

      Hillary is the REAL racist.

      • BoomerGal

        But rethugs will say we asked for that bill. Heh

  • Miranda

    China Would Stay Neutral If North Korea Attacks U.S.
    August 11, 2017 at 7:40 am EDT

    BEIJING (Reuters) – If North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States then China should stay neutral, but if the United States attacks first and tries to overthrow North Korea’s government China will stop them, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday.

    President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric toward North Korea and its leader on Thursday, warning Pyongyang against attacking Guam or U.S. allies after it disclosed plans to fire missiles over Japan to land near the U.S. Pacific territory.

    more here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china-media-idUSKBN1AR005

    • Town

      China said “My name Bennett. I ain’t in it.”

      Seriously, China is sitting back in the cut hoping the US and North Korea eliminate each other so they can swoop in and pick up the pieces. Why would they get involved?

    • adept2u

      Because Trump and his cabal of dumbasses are far too stupid to see it. China is telling N. Korean that they are justified in responding to American aggression, now for the really dumb fucks in our country, who do you think gave the N. Koreans the technical ability? The Chinese did, I need to supply the answer for the CIA agents (you’re stupid fuckers too) who undoubtedly read this blog.

  • sagittarius

    Morning rikyrah!

    Thank you! Returning positive thoughts to you!

  • Miranda

    As good a word as any with this nut in office.
    https://twitter.com/MerriamWebster/status/895978308847972352

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family. So….

    Dolt 45 is still saber rattling….

    So is Lil Kim….

    The AP is running articles speculating about what would happen if North Korea launches their nukes…

    But…..her emails.

    FUCK YOU MAYO NATION.

    • Alma98

      Morning Kennymack

    • The Shy Lurker

      Good morning Kennymack.

      FUCK YOU MAYO NATION!

    • rikyrah

      Morning KennyM
      Thank you for the daily affirmation

    • GreenLadyHere

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  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, POU! Blessings to everyone and have a good one!

    • The Shy Lurker

      Good morning BG.

      • BoomerGal

        Good morning, TSL!

    • rikyrah

      Morning BoomerG

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, rikyrah

  • BoomerGal

    This administration has definitely proven one thing, a lot of these traditions need to become law.

    Investigator in Trump tax return case is taken into custody

    Source: Associated Press

    1 hour ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana private investigator accused of trying to illegally obtain Donald Trump’s tax returns before last year’s U.S. presidential election has been arrested again.

    At a hearing this week, a judge found that Jordan Hamlett violated conditions of his pretrial release that involved computer monitoring and tracking of his location.

    Prosecutors say Hamlett tried unsuccessfully to obtain Trump’s tax returns using a U.S. Department of Education financial aid website. Federal agents first arrested Hamlett last year on a charge that he misused a Social Security number in the effort.

    Every president since Jimmy Carter has released their tax returns in what has become an American tradition during presidential elections, but Trump so far has refused to release his.

    Read more: https://apnews.com/17accaa5200441c989ddc9f276d6a255/Investigator-in-Trump-tax-return-case-is-taken-into-custody

  • MonieTalks
    • Miranda

      Damn…sick asses. Own daughter called him out.

    • adept2u

      They lie without even the hint of being introduced to the name and nature of Jesus Christ.

  • BoomerGal

    Breitbart’s war on McMaster bites Bannon

    Source: Politico

    The conservative news site Breitbart has waged a nonstop campaign against national security adviser H.R. McMaster, but so far it seems to have done the most damage to someone else: Steve Bannon.

    -snip-

    The attacks on McMaster have put Bannon in an especially awkward position with his new boss, retired Marine general John Kelly, who has been increasingly defensive of McMaster, a longtime friend and fellow general, according to interviews with 10 administration officials and people close to the White House. McMaster, who pushed Bannon off the National Security Council principals’ committee, hasn’t spoken to Bannon in weeks, one senior administration official said.

    -snip-

    Bannon has grown more isolated without his ally Priebus in the West Wing. He remained in Washington this week while the president and other top staff have decamped to the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., and spends his days either holed up in his office or attending meetings. He avoids openly scuffling with his colleagues, as he often did in the past, and has moved to align himself with Kelly, telling allies inside and outside the White House that the arrival of the former secretary of Homeland Security was a win for Trump’s nationalist supporters.

    -snip-

    Two aides suggested that the stories are useful for Bannon since they create an echo chamber that is often picked up by Fox News, creating a narrative for Trump, who is easily influenced by what he sees on T.V. They also show that Bannon retains influence independent of Trump. “If they ever want to let him go they can see how dangerous he is from the outside,” said an outside adviser to the White House who is close to Bannon.

    -snip-

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/11/breitbart-war-on-mcmaster-bites-bannon-241517

  • BoomerGal

    Winning!!

    Stepped-up rhetoric on North Korea wipes $1 trillion off world stocks

    Source: Reuters/St Louis-Dispatch

    Updated at 7:32 a.m.

    LONDON • The damage inflicted on world stocks this week by the escalating war of words over North Korea topped $1 trillion on Friday, as investors again took cover in the yen, the Swiss franc, gold and government bonds.

    With the tense mood pushing European shares down for a third day and Wall Street set to fall again, global stocks were on course for their worst week since Donald Trump won November’s U.S. presidential election.

    Now installed in the White House, Trump issued a new warning to Pyongyang on Friday, tweeting: “Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.”

    North Korea had responded to Trump’s previous promise to unleash “fire and fury,” with a threat to land a missile near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.

    Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/stepped-up-rhetoric-on-north-korea-wipes-trillion-off-world/article_62cad803-bf38-5ddc-8e20-9d4e3235e772.html

    • Miranda

      Oh well…..

    • TyrenM

      Dammit, why did I fill up yesterday? I could have waited.

      • BoomerGal

        HA!

  • adept2u

    Morning Fam!!!

    So do we notice how all our media is describing diplomacy in N. Korea as a failure? Since when is the absence of war a failure for diplomacy? When you have a society as sick as this one is. Also are we taking note they are talking about wiping out half a million Koreans without asking any Koreans if they’re alright with that? America they’re willing to see 100’s of thousands of non Whites die for their feelings.

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, adept! Have you seen this?

      China just said if North Korea attacks first they will remain neutral.

      If North Korea is attacked they will intervene.

      This is a profound development.

      If anybody mistakenly thought an attack on North Korea would be a walk in the park they should surely be disabused of that notion now.

      UPDATE: BEIJING (Reuters) – If North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States then China should stay neutral, but if the United States attacks first and tries to overthrow North Korea’s government China will stop them, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday.

      President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric toward North Korea and its leader on Thursday, warning Pyongyang against attacking Guam or U.S. allies after it disclosed plans to fire missiles over Japan to land near the U.S. Pacific territory.

      http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-china-media-idUSKBN1AR005

      • adept2u

        And Donald Trump has cost America its big stick. Wow that dude is truly destroying the old thing we called America.

    • Miranda

      Precisely.

    • rikyrah

      Maddow brought up last night that this sea change is based upon ONE report. None of the other intelligence agencies have corroborated with that agency.

      • adept2u

        I’m dying for someone to ask the NAZI bastard why he believes the intel saying this but not all the intel saying Russia helped him.

        • Miranda

          That would be too much like right.

  • Miranda
    • BoomerGal

      Like YOU! FTFY

  • BoomerGal

    The fact that the US hasn’t had a functioning State Department ever since Rexxon Tillerson was installed as SoS is paying major dividends for Russia. USA is hands-off Venezuela, while Rosneft is hands-on. Geopolitics at its finest…

    Vladimir’s Venezuela – Leveraging loans to Caracas, Moscow snaps up oil assets

    Source: Reuters

    Caracas/Houston (Reuters) – Venezuela’s unraveling socialist government is increasingly turning to ally Russia for the cash and credit it needs to survive – and offering prized state-owned oil assets in return, sources familiar with the negotiations told Reuters.

    As Caracas struggles to contain an economic meltdown and violent street protests, Moscow is using its position as Venezuela’s lender of last resort to gain more control over the OPEC nation’s crude reserves, the largest in the world.

    Venezuela’s state-owned oil firm, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), has been secretly negotiating since at least early this year with Russia’s biggest state-owned oil company, Rosneft (ROSN.MM) – offering ownership interests in up to nine of Venezuela’s most productive petroleum projects, according to a top Venezuelan government official and two industry sources familiar with the talks.

    Moscow has substantial leverage in the negotiations: Cash from Russia and Rosneft has been crucial in helping the financially strapped government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro avoid a sovereign debt default or a political coup.

    Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-russia-oil-specialreport-idUSKBN1AR14U

  • 7thangel
    • He blew it and doesn’t even know it.

    • Miranda

      HA!

      • rikyrah

        I continue to say that I will never let anyone who voted for Dolt45 off the hook. EVER

        • Miranda

          Right there with you.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’ 7thangel. :>)–**BIG HUG** :>)

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  • Wow thanks for this week. Coles and Atkins were amazing. And you know I love the common theme. How the majority of them were impacted in their dancing by Black jazz musucuans.

  • Alma98
    • BoomerGal

      Morning, Alma!

    • The Shy Lurker

      Good morning Alma.

    • GreenLadyHere

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  • GreenLadyHere

    – – –Good Friday MornTin’ PBOMB♥/POU FAM♥—:>) *BIG HUG** :>) WOW&1/2- -Mr. CHARLES “HONI” COLES♥- – -annnnd MR. –CHARLES “CHOLLY” ATKINS♥- – -What a “Dynamic Dancin’ Duo”♥ :>)- –Thank U♥PBOMB♥– -“SWING– -Is Really The THING”♥– – –:>)

    – – – -☺http://www.theatredance.com/legends/coleatk.jpg

    – –Performed Many Genres– – –In 1940, while dancing with Cab Calloway’s band, he met and teamed with Charles “Cholly” Atkins. As Coles & Atkins, their routine opened with a fast-paced song and tap number, followed by a precision swing dance, a soft shoe, and a tap-challenge.– —

    – – – Cholly began teaching dance steps to the Cadillacs, Shirelles, Moonglows, Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, Little Anthony & The Imperials, and other vocal groups. His dance steps were a new style coined “vocal choreography”,. . .– –EXCITING. . . :>)

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    • The Shy Lurker

      Good morning GLH.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ The Shy Lurker.- –:>) **BIG HUG** :>)

        Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

    • rikyrah

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ rikyrah. :>) – — *BIG HUG* – -:>)

        B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • BoomerGal

      Good Morning, GLH! **BIG HUG** and blessings!!

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Friday Morntin’ BoomerGal. :>) — *BIG HUG** :>)
        Thank U 4 your- -KIND BLESSINGS.– -:>) Allways appreciated♥- -:>)

        Have a BLESSED Day♥ –:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – –A “PUSHBACK”– -2 “IT”- – -On Transgender- -Service Personnel– —

    – – -☺Kyle Griffin‏

    Navy Sec’y breaks w/ Trump on transgender troops, says any “patriot” who meets requirements should be able to serve. http://bit.ly/2uuMSuS

    — -COMMENTS:—-Love how draft dodging Trump knows what’s best for the military. – –

    – – –It’s all hot air with Trump. He says it to stroke his base without any plan or wat to enforce it. That’s a sign of a truly weak man.– –

    – – – – –Are the rednecks who are against trans people all signing up to serve?– –

  • Alma98
  • GreenLadyHere

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    • Miranda

      *snicker*

    • Town

      Remember, the admins know EVERYTHING.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin’ Town. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)

        Ummm – – -Ya Mean As In- –“I ALONE CAN SOLVE the PROBLEM?”- —

        Such an- —ARROGANT PHOOL– — geesh!

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  • Tunisia
    • Miranda

      A majority always did.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ Tunisia. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)- –Yaas annnd OF COURSE- –OUR Beloved PRESIDENT- — CARES♥– -:>)

      He Did 4 ALL 8 Years- –the Time that SOME People **cough** 2520s who were/are RACISTS**cough***- –were Exercising their – –RACISM!!– -hmph!!

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  • GreenLadyHere

    HEEY alma- — Good On U. :>)- – –

    Thank U 4 your always KIND BLESSINGS♥–:>)

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  • Alma98

    Hey rikyrah

  • Miranda

    LOLWUT?!?!?!
    ———————–
    Quote of the Day: Trump says he’s ‘honored’ by White House leaks that show staff fighting for his ‘love’
    Aug 10, 2017, 6:11 PM

    “We have two leaks. You have the leaks coming out of intelligence and various departments having to do with Syria, having to do with all sorts of different places, having to do frankly with North Korea. And those are very serious. And then, you have the leaks where people want to love me, and they’re all fighting for love. Those are little inner-White House leaks. They’re not very important. But actually, I’m somewhat honored by them.”
    — President Trump, quoted by the Washington Examiner.
    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/trump-says-hes-honored-by-white-house-leaks-that-show-staff-fighting-for-his-love/article/2631216

    • BoomerGal

      Who the fuck does he think he is, Jesus??

      • crazycanuck1503

        Yes

    • jds09

      If 45 was vetted like PBO we would have the full scoop on his childhood. There was some damage done.

    • Worldwatcher7

      I’ll bet he promoted competition for his affection between his kids.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – –SADLY- IMHO- – -This Word Describes the Actions of “IT”– -with Respect 2- -The “Bloviating talk annd the Declaration of The “Opioid Epidemic”– as an Emergency, — -etc.- —

    — ☺dis·trac·tion– – -dəˈstrakSH(ə)n/
    noun
    noun: distraction; plural noun: distractions
    1.
    a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else.“the company found passenger travel a distraction from the main business of moving freight”
    synonyms:diversion, interruption, disturbance, interference, hindrance
    “a distraction from the real issues”
    a diversion or recreation.”there are plenty of distractions such as sailing”
    synonyms:amusement, entertainment, diversion, recreation, leisure pursuit, divertissement
    “frivolous distractions”
    2.
    extreme agitation of the mind or emotions.“he knew she was nervous by her uncharacteristic air of distraction”
    synonyms:frenzy, hysteria, mental distress, madness, insanity, mania; More

  • Miranda

    Yall…………this shit is INSANE..this is the craziness going on at the Naitonal Security Council! We’re fucked.
    ————————
    Here’s the Memo That Blew Up the NSC

    Fired White House staffer argued “deep state” attacked Trump administration because the president represents a threat to cultural Marxist memes, globalists, and bankers.
    AUGUST 10, 2017

    The memo at the heart of the latest blowup at the National Security Council paints a dark picture of media, academics, the “deep state,” and other enemies allegedly working to subvert U.S. President Donald Trump, according to a copy of the document obtained by Foreign Policy.

    The seven-page document, which eventually landed on the president’s desk, precipitated a crisis that led to the departure of several high-level NSC officials tied to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. The author of the memo, Rich Higgins, who was in the strategic planning office at the NSC, was among those recently pushed out.

    The full memo, dated May 2017, is titled “POTUS & Political Warfare.” It provides a sweeping, if at times conspiratorial, view of what it describes as a multi-pronged attack on the Trump White House.

    Trump is being attacked, the memo says, because he represents “an existential threat to cultural Marxist memes that dominate the prevailing cultural narrative.” Those threatened by Trump include “‘deep state’ actors, globalists, bankers, Islamists, and establishment Republicans.”

    The memo is part of a broader political struggle inside the White House between current National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and alt-right operatives th whatth a nationalist worldview who believe the Army general and his crew are subverting the president’s agenda.

    Though not called out by name, McMaster was among those described in the document as working against Trump, according to a source with firsthand knowledge of the memo and the events. Higgins, the author, is widely regarded as a Flynn loyalist who dislikes McMaster and his team.

    more here: http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/08/10/heres-the-memo-that-blew-up-the-nsc/

    • adept2u

      It’s like if President Obama had Prof. Griff as a policy adviser…

      • TyrenM

        Down with the PE forever, but…I see no lies.

        • BoomerGal

          What’s wrong with PE?

          • TyrenM

            Nothing at all. I’ve watched some of Griff’s videos on YouTube. Some of them, not all, but some of them go off the deep end.

          • BoomerGal

            Oh, yeah. They do. Lol

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- — WHOA!- –GOOGLE DOODLE- – -Did The “DANG THANG”♥—Hip hop Anniversary♥ :>)

    —-☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTIMpzhIT5s

    – — WAYTA Gooo. . :>)

  • Miranda

    WELP!
    ————————–
    How do foreign leaders deal with First Daughter Ivanka Trump?

    According to one anonymous diplomat quoted by Hindustan Times editor-in-chief Bobby Ghosh, the key is to flatter her and make her feel important — just as you would do with a visiting member of a royal family.
    https://twitter.com/ghoshworld/status/895878221190774785
    https://twitter.com/ghoshworld/status/895882450991104000
    The reason for the diplomat’s frank language about Ivanka Trump is that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently invited her to his country to attend the Global Entrepreneurship Summit this fall — and this is apparently controversial because she is seen as someone who owes her success to nepotism, not entrepreneurship.
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/editorials/modi-s-invite-to-ivanka-trump-taking-one-for-the-team-and-the-nation/story-HE3GKLMIg1f4iEBpzbiV1O.html

    • BoomerGal

      Yeah……..I’m with the diplomat.

  • Miranda

    Ahhh….as sick as I am, this really made me feel better than those antibiotics!
    https://twitter.com/MatthewACherry/status/896001646542561281

    • Even the kids trying to play it cool couldn’t help but smile.

  • Miranda

    Reminder that CNN is still trash
    https://twitter.com/mmfa/status/896036108806565889

  • Tunisia

    It would be nice to see these photo’s get to the right person..

    The mystery of the Folsom thrift shop camera

    http://www.wbir.com/news/the-mystery-of-the-folsom-thrift-shop-camera/463593741

    • Alma98

      I hope so too Tunisia.

  • jds09

    Good morning POU Fam!

    I’m sitting at a bar in Baja eating breakfast waiting for the cable guy to show up. Some things are universal. lol

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Friday MornTin’ jds09.– –:>) **BIG- -Cali-/Baja- –HUG** :>)

      WOW&1/2!- – –ENJOY Your– –“SELF CARE”♥- –:>)

      Have a BLESSED Day. :>)- – –

    • BoomerGal

      Good Morning, jds!

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – -Aww— –“BISON -Itude”- – -OWN The Road. . — -:>)

    — -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/896009364657623040

    — -FUNness- –:>)

    • That bison has none and I mean none to give.

      • BoomerGal

        HA!!

      • Miranda

        Completely unbothered. LOL

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL- – -Good Morntin’ woody45. :>) — – -**BIG HUG**- -:>)—NARY 1!- https://media.giphy.com/media/bCZyQFdvFdXW/200w.gif
        –LOL

        Good 2 C U♥- – -:>) – -Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

  • BoomerGal

    UK family found guilty of enslaving homeless and disabled people

    Source: Guardian News

    Lincolnshire gang forced at least 18 victims to work for little or no pay and live in squalor for up to 26 years

    Jamie Grierson
    @JamieGrierson
    Friday 11 August 2017 10.17 EDT

    Eleven members of a Lincolnshire family have been convicted of a series of modern slavery offences after forcing at least 18 victims – including homeless people and some with learning disabilities – to work for little or no pay and live in squalid conditions, it can be reported.

    The members of the Rooney family, who were based on Traveller sites in Lincoln, targeted vulnerable people, including some with alcohol or drug addiction, and deliberately looked for potential captives on the streets, Nottingham crown court heard.

    The impact of the forced labour on the mental and physical health of the victims had been severe, prosecutors said, with some being malnourished, subjected to beatings and threatened. One of the victims was found to have been working for the family for 26 years.

    The Rooneys lured in their captives with offers of work and accommodation but once they accepted they were allocated dilapidated caravans mostly with no heating, water or toilet facilities, prosecutors said. Some victims reported having to use rudimentary toilets in the woods nearby.

    Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/aug/11/uk-family-found-guilty-of-enslaving-homeless-and-disabled-people

    • Miranda

      May the demons rot in hell.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥—-HAPPY BIRTHDAY– -Wishes- – – R In –ORDER♥ —– –
    – –☺https://twitter.com/sonsandbros/status/895993585455300608
    – – — –☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHTXbGG68T8

    WELL DONE♥– -annnd – –WELL DESERVED♥- -BLESSINGS♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    Didn’t everybody know the gamer-gate nuts and the alt-right were the same people? Many of us knew that. They’re nothing but pathetic trolling white boys that don’t like black and brown folks and hate women because none want them.
    ———————
    Google cancelled a company-wide meeting on Thursday after several of its employees became targets of a Gamergate-style campaign of harassment by internet trolls angered by the firing of an engineer who had written a controversial memo about diversity.

    “We had hoped to have a frank, open discussion today as we always do to bring us together and move forward,” CEO Sundar Pichai wrote in an email. But following the leak of proposed discussion questions, he said “Googlers”, a term used internally to describe employees, were being personally named on websites.
    https://twitter.com/Autofocus/status/895885630554554368

    • adept2u

      LOL bunch of cowardly fucks are afraid of internet trolling? My Moms faced the Sheriff of Talladega Alabama in 1962 and these motherfuckers back off in the face of memes? I never and I mean never want to hear their like mention the name of Martin Luther King again.

      • Miranda

        Thank you! It’s freaking Google for goddssakes…they can’t handle some damn trolls?? WTH?!?!

  • BoomerGal

    This from the 1% on both sides of the aisle.

    NYC BILLIONAIRE SUGGESTS BLACK NY SENATOR IS WORSE THAN KKK

    Source: Associated Press

    Aug 11, 11:10 AM EDT

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A billionaire hedge fund manager has apologized for saying that a black New York state senator has “done more damage to people of color than anyone who has ever donned a hood” because of her support for teachers unions.

    Daniel Loeb issued a statement saying he regrets the language he used in the Facebook post about Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Yonkers Democrat. The post was an apparent reference to the Ku Klux Klan. It was deleted late Thursday.

    Loeb is a top donor to Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a leading charter school supporter. Top Democrats denounced his comments. Cuomo’s spokesman called them “entirely inappropriate.”

    Stewart-Cousins’ spokesman said Loeb should be “ashamed of his disgusting comments,” adding that they speak volumes about the state of New York politics.

    Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/APFN_US_BILLIONAIRE_KLAN_COMMENTS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-08-11-11-10-33

    • adept2u

      One thing billionaires of both parties have absolutely in common is they are some White Supremacist motherfuckers.

      • BoomerGal

        **BOOM**

  • Miranda

    Bob is now somewhere pissing his pants at the thought that he will be fired later today and his identity spread to the world.
    https://twitter.com/yashar/status/896043763641925636

    • jds09

      People are not playin with them.

    • Town

      Bob Billa owns the company so I don’t think he’s worried.

      • Miranda

        OMG, I’ve seen the pits he’s listing in blue San Antonio where he is……….he’s a lil nervous.

        • Town

          He will be worried about declining sales but not worried about being fired. His business couldn’t be all that anyway because if it was, he wouldn’t be posting crap on social media with his real name.

          • jziglar

            Right. And what successful business person spends the day trolling and sending crazy bigoted messages to people? LOL!

  • BoomerGal

    Better safe than sorry!

    THE LATEST: JAPAN DEPLOYS LAND-BASED MISSILE INTERCEPTORS

    Source: Associated Press

    Aug 11, 11:25 AM EDT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — . . .

    11:20 a.m.

    Japan has started deploying land-based Patriot interceptors after North Korea threatened to send ballistic missiles flying over western Japan and landing near Guam.

    The Defense Ministry said Friday the PAC-3 surface-to-air interceptors are being deployed at four locations: Hiroshima, Kochi, Shimane and Ehime.

    The deployment is largely aimed at responding to the risk of falling fragments while missiles fly over the region.

    The four PAC-3 systems are brought from eastern Japan, as its missile defense is largely centered around Tokyo. They are expected to arrive in the designated sites early Saturday.

    Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TRUMP_NORTH_KOREA_THE_LATEST?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-08-11-11-25-22

  • Miranda
  • Joy

    He deserved it, knucklehead muthafucka.

    https://twitter.com/1053thefan/status/896043939647631360

    • Miranda

      SMDH…….somebody send Emmitt down there to grab him and set him straight.

      • Joy

        If I was his mama, I would’ve beat his ass with a broom after he exposed that girl’s boob. So stupid…explains the extra large cranium.

        • Miranda

          __________________________you know u wrong!!______________________

    • Kennymack1971

      Here’s my take for what it is. Unless the league has strong documentation (that the police didn’t have) that he assaulted this woman then this is ridiculous and excessive. This is them overcompensating for Josh Brown and Ray Rice and trying to ward off “soft on DV” charges. That said, Zeke needs to understand that he needs to move smarter and better than what he has been moving. Just dumb all the way around.

      • Miranda

        It’s definitely excessive because the only actual thing he was proven to have done was grab that woman’s breast which was on video. The rest is bs. A game at the most. I think an appeal will get it down to 3 games though.

      • What are NFL investigators seeing that the police did not.

        • Kennymack1971

          That’s my question because in the letter they sent Zeke they’re basically choosing to believe the accuser’s account of what happened. I agree with Miranda I think this gets reduced.

      • Joy

        I agree that its excessive it they’re saying its for the DV charges only, but they’re saying it was because of an accumulation of conduct and that’s what I don’t have a problem with. These young dudes gotta learn. You can’t be exposing women’s boobs and brawling in public. Take your ass somewhere and sit down. He’s going to be missing $2mil too? Its a hard lesson, but it is needed because apparently his mama and daddy and the Cowboys can’t rein his dumb ass in.

        Basically, as a Dallas fan, I’m tired of this shit. Drugs and PEDs and brawls and waving guns at innocent folks. So if they gotta see a couple of their own go down to make ’em get some act right, oh well.

        • Worldwatcher7

          The article below says it will cost him 8 million.

          • BoomerGal

            The best lessons are often the most costly.

  • Miranda
    • Joy

      But your ass would be screaming bloody murder if it was Hillary or Barack.

    • BoomerGal

      Fuck you dumb pos.

    • jds09

      PoC will NEVER let white America forget this right here. Never.

      • rikyrah

        Never

    • Thanks for posting this Miranda. Very interesting dynamics at work. Shocked that PBO won this county twice because it strikes me as deep red. I expected the “he can do no wrong” supporters but the lady at the end nailed it. People never want to admit they’re wrong or were fooled. I think the professor maybe onto something. Trump loyalty has a shelf life.

      • BoomerGal

        Loyalty may have a shelf life but stupidity apparently does not.

        • Never did in or out of politics.

      • I’m shocked, too. I wonder what this county’s voter turnout was in ’08 and ’12 vs. ’16?

    • rikyrah

      Uh huh

    • Alma98

      People and bots in the tl saying we should try to understand them. I say fuck’em!

      • BoomerGal

        Heh.

  • Worldwatcher7

    Happy Friday POU.

    • BoomerGal

      Happy Friday, Ww7!

    • Joy

      Happy Friday!

    • GreenLadyHere

      HAPPY FRIDAY– -WorldWatcher7. :>)– –*BIG HUG* :>)
      Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)

  • BoomerGal

    This is just one example of why I don’t like nursing homes.

    He pushed an elevator’s alarm button but no one came, officials say. Weeks later, his body was found.

    Weeks went by, and authorities couldn’t find him. Then, several residents of a nearby apartment building — less than a mile from the nursing facility where Komisarchik was last seen — began complaining to management about a stench coming from the building’s parking garage.http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/he-pushed-an-elevator%e2%80%99s-alarm-button-but-no-one-came-officials-say-weeks-later-his-body-was-found/ar-AApRsJE?li=BBnb4R7&ocid=iehp

    • The Shy Lurker

      Horrific.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – -Hmmm. . Some- – -Legislator- – – -Makin’ a REQUEST of Lyin’ Ryan. . *WRITE ON**. .

    – – – ☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/896043439040729088

    2 Bad It’s NOT a Request- –4 —IMPEACHMENT!!!– –

    – — COMMENTS: – –After this week, I don’t understand how Republicans aren’t screaming for his impeachment. Do y’all WANT to die?– – –

    – – — Rich/narcissistic/no imagination. They don’t see that if this country breaks down, they will have NOTHING, and have never been ANYTHING.

    – —Paul Ryan: I live in Janesville so we’re not a target. As you were, everyone.– –[WE KNOW!– -arrrgg]

    — -WATCHIN’. . .

  • Miranda

    SMDH….April Ryan reveals what split her friendship with Omarosa on Angela Rye’s podcast.

    excerpt:
    And the most surprising revelation in the podcast interview: Ryan accuses other Trump aides of breaking up her friendship with Manigault, which she describes as genuine. Ryan, after all, was slated to be a bridesmaid when Manigault tied the knot with Florida-based pastor John Allen Newman in April.

    “Come to find out from one of her friends, the campaign was not happy with our alleged friendship,” Ryan said. “Because they watch my Twitter and they watch my social media still to this day. So they were chastising her, I’m finding out, and she was finding a way to break the friendship off.”
    https://twitter.com/Joanvanderlinge/status/896051238134980610

    • BoomerGal

      Uh huh! Not surprising slave mentality at work. That white man means more to her than her own identity let alone a friendship. That’s a bitch who would drink bleach if it made her white.

    • Alma98

      Maybe it was friendship on April’s end but on Omarosa’s end. nah. She uses people she thinks can help her get where she’s going then tosses them aside.

      • BoomerGal

        Like Trump.

      • Miranda

        THIS

        • Alma98

          I wonder if she’s still friends with Kym Whitley now that her show has been canceled?

    • jds09

      April’s feelings must be really hurt if she’s blaming 45’s aides but not Omarosa.

      • Town

        April Ryan is being a real friend to Omarosa by giving her cover for cooning. Omarosa is a real dummy if she doesn’t see that.

        April knows Trump will come and go but black people have long memories and doors will be closed to Omarosa long after Trump is gone.

        • BoomerGal

          I don’t know. We are quite forgiving to a fault.

          • Town

            Nah, once you jump on the coon train, it’s hard to come back from that. I think black folks can forgive anything except riding first class on the coon train.

    • I’m side eyeing her for having any kind of friendship with Omarosa. Then again, birds of a feather…

  • jziglar

    I don’t watch CNN or most cable news but I happened to see a segment last night with Anderson Cooper where they talked about Trump’s Obama obsession and referenced the buzzfeed article about the European diplomats opinions on Trump. And I was glad to see the previous NCAAP president tie the racist birther conspiracy promoted by Dump to his current obsession. Everyone else on the panel including Ana Navarro clearly pointed out that Trump it’s obvious that Trump is obsessed with Barack Obama, and former republican rep. Nan Hayworth could only shake her head no a few times and say nothing because the truth was being put out about the racism of Trump and how he used that to appeal to a majority of the republican party. I will say this, Trump can spend the rest of his days obsessing over Obama but he will always be better than him and liked and respected unlike him.

    • Town

      Obama, having an Eastern mind of deliberate action vs. the Western mind of “Locked & Loaded, Rootin’ N Tootin’, knows the easiest way to drive Trump out of his mind is

      a) Laugh at him (WHCD)

      b) Pay him dust

      Obama should not respond to Trump. He should just continue to live his best life, flash that megawatt smile and soak in the adoring crowds. That will drive Trump out of what’s left of his mind.

      • BoomerGal

        And the sooner the better.

        • Town

          Trump has been attacking Obama weekly since he got sworn in.

          As the heat closes in on him, he will attack Obama more and more.

          I say that Trump will escalate his attacks on Obama until he calls for Obama’s arrest. He IS going to call for Obama’s arrest, it’s just a matter of when.

          • BoomerGal

            Do you know the wrath that would come down if Trump pulled that stunt?

      • jziglar

        So true Town. Seeing love and appreciation for the man, and seeing him living his best life is killing him.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – –Ohhhh LAWD- – — All This- –DISTRACTION From The REAL ISSUE- – -☻- – -☻ –“KUSH(ion)” Being Sent 2 Middle East–. .— –

    — -☺https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/896053184786874369

    — -COMMENTS:- — Why does he still have security clearance??!! FFS! — –

    — —Why does Jared Kushner still have a job? Because Republicans are useless!-

    To avoid testimony?–[THIS!!]

    • BoomerGal

      LOL!!! You can run but you can’t hide!!!

      • GreenLadyHere

        BoomerGal- – -**BIG fist bump**- -:>)

        ☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhcflDSUMvc

        HAH! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– –RESISTANT♥- — Brangin’ A – — RECEIPT- — DRIP!– -DRIP!– – DRIP!- –☻- -☻- –Nazis have to stick together.

    – — -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/896053503390437376

    —COMMENTS:- – —They are both vile- – –Like “IT”!!— –

    One sad alcoholic to another…— –

    – —-Because there’s no Nazi like a resilient Nazi. That’s why Trump keeps his core.– –[WORD!!]

    SWAMP DWELLERS!!- — Ewww. .

  • nellcote
    • BoomerGal

      I knew 100 Black Men would be in there somewhere! This fits their MO.

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– -Aaahh- – *Gentle Sigh***–KUDOS- – – -R In —ORDER♥- — 2 a VETERAN♥— :>)

    – — -☺https://twitter.com/Blavity/status/896023757013307392

    BLESSINGS♥– –WELL –DONE♥- – Sooo- –WELL– DESERVED♥

    — – With- –GRATITUDE♥/LOVE♥- – -:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- – –YUMMY- – -2-Da- — YUMMY♥– – OUR FOOD. . :>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/Blavity/status/896053837051576320

    BLESSINGS♥- –WELL- -DONE♥-– :>)

    —- — –☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_1LfT1MvzI

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥- Yaaaas –:>)–From a RESISTANT♥ – – – -Our Beloved PRESIDENT♥ – – -SUPPORT!-— -:>)

    — –☺https://twitter.com/NerdyWonka/status/895436840349696004

    — —HAH!- – -REEEEEAAAD– -“IT”– U Got It —BAD- -“ODS!”–– –LOL

  • sagittarius

    Afternoon Alma!

    Thank you – I hope so, too!

  • BoomerGal

    Keystone XL Foes Vow to ‘Put Their Bodies on the Line’ to Protect the Planet

    Source: Common Dreams

    Published on
    Friday, August 11, 2017
    by Common Dreams

    “Our water, property rights, climate and the Sovereign Rights of Native Nations are in the public interest and must be protected.”
    by Jake Johnson, staff writer

    As Nebraska’s Keystone XL pipeline hearings came to a close on Thursday, Indigenous tribes and environmentalists vowed to continue “putting [their] bodies on the line” to stop a project they have argued would be a “disaster for people, wildlife, and the planet.”

    The hearings lasted a total of four days. On the final day of the meetings—which featured both supporters and opponents of the $8 billion, 1,100 mile pipeline—over 461,000 public comments were delivered to the Nebraska Public Service Commissioners protesting the project, 350.org noted in a statement.

    “The amount of opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline is clear,” said Bold Nebraska founder Jane Kleeb. “Our water, property rights, climate and the Sovereign Rights of Native Nations are in the public interest and must be protected from this foreign tar sands pipeline.”

    Earlier this week, over 150 Indigenous tribes from the U.S. and Canada signed the Treaty Alliance Against Tar Sands Expansion, which expresses opposition to several pipeline projects, including TransCanada’s Keystone, Enbridge’s Line 3, and Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion.

    Read more: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/08/11/keystone-xl-foes-vow-put-their-bodies-line-protect-planet

  • 7thangel

    i’m going to ignore the possible nuclear holocaust to mention that it’s going to be a never ending uphill battle against these bernie stans and the alt left.

    with msm fluffing sanders and prominent neckbeard ‘journalists’ feeding lies and innuendo while signal boosting their bros and their adjacents, they have an advantage in framing the narrative

    • Miranda

      That and it sure doesn’t seem like the DNC wants to take the fight head on.

    • Alma98

      I hate their paultard asses and Perez act like he’s scared of them.

      • nathkatun7

        I supported Perez for the DNC chair, but he has been a great disappointment. He allowed the Berniebros to hijack the Democratic Party.

  • BoomerGal

    Left wing Israeli think tank trolls Benjamin Netanyahu and his son Yair in libel suit

    Source: Independent

    Parts of lawsuit text borrowed from the case Netanyahu family lawyer won for the prime minister in similar libel case earlier this year

    Bethan McKernan Beirut @mck_beth 3 hours ago

    An Israeli think tank which is suing Yair Netanyahu, the 26-year-old son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has managed to get the younger man’s lawyer to call his own words ‘delusional’ after reusing the text of a lawsuit the prime minister brought against a journalist in its case against him.

    Molad, a left-leaning institution which describes itself as ‘the centre for the renewal of Israeli democracy’, decided to sue the younger Mr Netanyahu for libel last week after he refused to apologise for comments in a Facebook post which branded the organisation “The Fund for the Destruction of Israel, funded by Soros and the European Union.”

    He accused Molad of “threatening me in the style of the Sicilian mafia. Actually, the term Bolsheviks suits them better”.

    The Netanyahus’ family lawyer Yossi Cohen called Molad’s 140,000 shekels (£30,000) suit “delusional”.

    Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/benjamin-netanyahu-sonyair-israel-think-tank-left-wing-molad-facebook-social-media-a7888446.html

  • Alma98

    A lot of the regulars at VSB ain’t feeling the move to The Root and the commenting format so they’re here lol. I guess val set it up. Also I wonder about the trolls and bots that The Root seem to let roam everywhere and how it will effect VSB.

    https://valroneposts.tumblr.com/post/164006839732/thread-5-click-here-8917

    • Miranda

      I knew the commenting format would be problematic. It’s not reader friendly at all.

      • Alma98

        And the regular Root commenters don’t get the VSB vibe at all.

        • Miranda

          Nope. They don’t get the satire and dry wit at ALL.

  • Miranda

    Why are they shocked? Should have seen this coming long ago.
    —————————–
    Abrupt Trump cuts to teen pregnancy program surprise groups
    08/11/17 06:08 AM EDT

    The Trump administration has abruptly cut short grant programs aimed at ending teen pregnancy, leaving the institutions that receive the funds scrambling for answers.

    An office within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notified 81 institutions across the U.S. that the five-year grants they were awarded would end two years sooner than planned.

    The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPP), a national program created in 2010 under former President Barack Obama, funds organizations working to reduce and prevent teen pregnancy, with a focus on reaching populations with the greatest need.
    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/896069742817034241

    • Alma98

      They’re gonna make white girls have babies and girls of color they don’t give a damn about. They see teen GOC babies as expendable.

  • Alma98

    Who ever let horse head Fowler be a commentator for tennis I hate you forever!

  • Miranda

    And this is being clowned in the responses as it should be.
    https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/895981907133030400

    • Alma98

      sighhh

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥– –A- — BLACK♥- – – -HISTORICAL – — MOMENT♥- –A – -FIRST♥ —– :>)

    — –☺https://twitter.com/HistoryHeroes/status/631089387158155268

    —- – A- –NATIONAL TREASURE♥/ICON♥- –annnd LEADER♥- — “INDA- -STRUGGLE”♥- – -BLESSINGS♥– -:>)

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  • Miranda

    Remember wayback when the Iran deal was signed and nuclear war wasn’t a top concern?
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    Guam’s residents have been given information useful to anyone in the crosshairs of a nuclear attack.

    The island’s roughly 162,000 citizens have been warned not to witness a potential blast and to take cover wherever possible.
    “Do not look at the flash or fireball – It can blind you,” reads a two-page flier issued by Guam Homeland Security.
    https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/896069049246900224

  • BoomerGal

    I know what needs to happen but I won’t say it. Just leave it to your imagination.

    • The Shy Lurker

      I think about it EVERY DAMN DAY, BG.

      • BoomerGal

        LOL!!!! A meeting of the minds!!

  • Miranda

    Ben Carson Shuts Down Housing Project, Then Vows To Help Residents Find Homes

    Residents don’t trust Carson’s promise to help them after he tears down their homes.
    Written By NewsOne Staff
    Posted 38 mins ago

    Ben Carson, the brain surgeon and former Republican candidate appointed as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has announced that HUD will shut down both public housing projects in Cairo, Illinois, a rural town in Southern Illinois. In a recent public conference at a high school gym, Carson pledged to help the residents he displaces, NPR reports.

    HUD has announced that the department will no longer construct new homes, but Carson still promises to help remaining residents who want to stay in the small town in any way he can. Residents wonder how he will help them when new housing hasn’t been constructed in 50 years. As of date, only 10 of the 400 displaced families have secured housing.

    Ben Carson is the least qualified of any HUD Secretary appointed by a Republican President. The American Prospect reports that former Republican appointees had held prior leadership positions in government or housing agencies. In contrast, Carson is a neurosurgeon who Trump once called “pathological,” and his public comments about poverty and housing oppose HUD’s mission. When his appointment as HUD Secretary was still a rumor, his spokesman told The Hill, “Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience. He’s never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency.”

    full story here: http://www.npr.org/2017/08/09/542327211/carson-promises-to-help-residents-of-housing-projects-his-department-is-shutting

    • Alma98

      Fuck all, this is insane and of course it’s black people. smmfh

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up