September 2, 2014

Friday Open Thread: Black Pirates

This week’s open thread highlighted black pirates and their plight. Today I will highlight several unknown black pirates.

El_Negro_Miguel

In 1731 Juan Andres (Andresote) was the leader of some runaway slaves and Indians. These villains plundered and murdered along the coast of Venezuela. Authorities assumed he had died when two years later the attacks ceased. In reality, he merely moved to the safety of Curacao before resuming his bloody assaults.

One hundred years after Black Caesar died, another man of mixed parentage adopted his name. Black Caesar (II) attacked ships off Florida’s east coast, but in 1828, President Andrew Jackson ordered the area be swept of pirates. Black Caesar (II) escaped to the west coast. One story says he was captured and burned to death, but there is no definitive record as to his fate.

Peter Cloise, a slave, became a pirate after Edward Davis took him from his owner in 1679. They became close companions and went on pirating expeditions in the Caribbean and along South America’s Pacific coast. He and a group of pirates made the first endowment to the College of William and Mary. After Davis’ ship put into Philadelphia in May 1688, Cloise was arrested. His fate remains unknown.

Little is known of Domingo Eucalla’s pirating career, but he and ten others were hanged in Kingston, Jamaica on 7 February 1823. Before he died, he gave a passionate speech and a prayer. He showed the most courage of the pirates awaiting death that day.

Francisco Farnondo captured 250,000 pieces of eight in a single incident. Afterward, he retired.

Although his true name has been lost, Old South, a mulatto, led the men who sailed aboard Good Fortune

Stewart, a mulatto, and three whites seized the Amity off the coast of Virginia in 1785. They swore to “Perform on a Cruce [cruise] In Defense of Our Selves and Against all Other Nation and Nations.” If any one of them broke these articles, they agreed the guilty party would “Be Put to Death or any Punishment that the Rest shal think they Justley Deserv.” 

Hendrick van der Heul served as quartermaster aboard Captain Kidd’s vessel.

Diego de los Reyes, a mulatto from Cuba, earned the nickname “Diego Lucifer.” He hunted during the 1630s and 1640s.

 

***Information courtesy of Wikipedia.org and http://www.cindyvallar.com/blackpirates.html***

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  • isonprize

    Hey POU fam,

    Have a wonderful Friday!

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      Mornin’ Ison and POU!

    • rikyrah

      Good Morning, isonprize!!

    • Kennymack1971

      Good morning! You do the same.

    • TyrenM

      Congrats on Parents United continued success.

      • isonprize

        Thanks, Tyren!!

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    #CancelColbert is trending #1 on Twitter and here’s why:

    Stephen Colbert Accused of Racism With #CancelColbert Campaign
    March 27, 2014 | 07:42PM PT
    Alex Stedman

    Stephen Colbert is in hot water after a joke he made went viral, igniting a firestorm over Twitter.

    “I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the
    Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or
    Whatever,” “The Colbert Report” Twitter wrote Thursday.

    The joke was taken from a bit on Wednesday night’s “The Colbert
    Report,” parodying Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder and his launch of the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation in light of controversy over the team name. Taken out of context, however, many Twitter users saw the joke as racist, and launched a #CancelColbert campaign that quickly became a trending topic.

    As the controversy started, the tweet was deleted, but Twitter users managed to screenshot the tweet before it disappeared.

    MORE: http://variety.com/2014/tv/news/stephen-colbert-accused-of-racism-with-cancelcolbert-campaign-1201149494/

    • Miranda

      I’m guessing the Twitter users who were offended don’t actually watch The Colbert Report.

      • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

        Meanwhile, no one’s talk about Snyder and the Redskins.

        This is a case of hashtag activism gone wrong.

        • Miranda

          EXACTLY! Daniel Snyder starts a bogus foundation called the Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation – the name is a parody unto itself! The hashtag that SHOULD be trending is #DanSnyderFoundations and everyone show how ridiculously racist he is.

          Bomani Jones ‏@bomani_jones 37m
          see, this is where #cancelcolbert gets interesting. how many offended by the tweet were offended by snyder’s scam? i’m legitimately curious.

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        Or watch the news because it’s obvious he was taking a swing at Snyder for his idiocy.

    • 7thangel

      it’s become a clusterfuck, but i understand the initial reaction to the tweet if someone didn’t see the segment.

      using racism or racial terms to satirize racism is hit and miss. which is why hipster racism and ironic racism exists. the reaction to the reaction was fucked up and did no favours. and of course that self-hating malkin and her followers jumped in and made it worse and now it has a life of it’s own.

  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  • BarbinAtlSouth

    Good Morning POU. For once, I’m not 2 days behind. Have a great day everybody.

    • rikyrah

      Good Morning, Barbin

      • BarbinAtlSouth

        Hey Rikyrah

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ BarbinAtlSouth. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>)
      — – –Good 2 C U. :>) B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ -

      • BarbinAtlSouth

        Good morning GLH, hugs back for you!

    • Alma98

      Morning Barb! Just made it lol.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    No, Jonathan Chait. Just…no:

    ..What struck me, instead, is that Coates turns the question of Obama’s role as head of state into a profoundly pessimistic take on the character and future of that state:

    America has rarely been our ally. Very often it has been our nemesis.


    I view white supremacy as one of the central organizing forces
    in American life, whose vestiges and practices afflicted black people in
    the past, continue to afflict black people today, and will likely
    afflict black people until this country passes into the dust.

    I have never previously detected this level of pessimism in
    Coates’s thinking before. It is also deeply at odds with the hard
    evidence. It is hard to explain how the United States has progressed
    from chattel slavery to emancipation to the end of lynching to the end
    of legal segregation to electing an African-American president if
    America has “rarely” been the ally of African-Americans and “often” its
    nemesis. It is one thing to notice the persistence of racism, quite
    another to interpret the history of black America as mainly one of
    continuity rather than mainly one of progress.

    MORE: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/03/barack-obama-vs-the-culture-of-poverty.html

    • rikyrah

      huh
      HUH?
      makes my head hurt.
      way too early in the morning for this nonsense.

    • Kennymack1971

      Sit this out Jonathan Chait.

    • Miranda

      He’s veering down that path. SMH…it was inevitable. Its almost impossible to have that conversation and the “but you’re better off now than your people where then” not come up – and the implication is always that black folks should be grateful about it. I won’t deny my life as a whole is better than it was for my great-great – great grandmother Sarah that had to walk behind her master from Virginia to Alabama – but that progression from her to me was not because America has been an “ally”, it was a matter of America’s own self-preservation. I’m not grateful to this country for my constitutional rights and never will be. I’m mad my great great great grandmother Sarah did not have the same thing and will not forgive this country because she didn’t. You don’t get to be called an “ally” because you helped me by default in helping yourself.

      • BoomerGal

        Well stated Miranda and for the reasons you so eloquently stated, I am not now nor will I ever be a patriot of this country or a Black Anglo Saxon. Although I love POTUS and will always be proud of what we did to get him in that position and what he has accomplished, in spite of the bigotry he faces daily, I remain cognizant of the fact that he is in the WHITE house, governing WHITE affairs. While I support any country that does not capitulate to Amurikkka or the west, I do not equate POTUS with my disdain for the country he represents.

    • qosine

      See, that’s the problem with constitutions. People writing them get to decide who has “rights” typically drawing on religion as a back up.

    • edp4bho

      Hello POU. Well, judging from the responses, I won’t be reading another piece of idiocy. And, he’s also on my list of blacks who hate black.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia
    • Kennymack1971

      It’s over Kobe. You really f’d up. Big time.

      • Miranda

        He went out of his way to be dismissive and now it is he who is being dismissed.

        • Kennymack1971

          When Jason Whitlock of all people is dragging you, your fail is massive. Damn Kobe you should’ve kept your mouth shut.

  • Joy

    Good morning, POU…have a fabulous Friday!

    • rikyrah

      Morning, Joy

  • Miranda

    Their hypocrisy is its own disease.
    —————————–
    Facing own chemo treatments, Rep. Czaja changes mind to support cancer bill

    IRMA — A state lawmaker from Lincoln County who once opposed a bill that would force insurers to cover chemotherapy pills says she changed her position after she learned she has cancer.

    Mary Czaja, R-Irma, the state representative for the 35th Assembly District, said her view on the bill — which could take effect next year — began to change in January. That’s when she began her own battle with stage 3 breast cancer.

    more here: http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20140322/WDH01/303210296/Facing-own-chemo-treatments-Rep-Czaja-changes-mind-support-cancer-bill?nclick_check=1

    • rikyrah

      uh huh
      uh huh
      it never happens until it happens to these mofos.
      they just can’t have empathy – JUST BECAUSE

  • Miranda

    Report: Oakland police stop blacks at higher rate

    Written by TERRY COLLINS Wednesday, 26 March 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – A report by the Oakland Police Department released Monday said its officers stop and search blacks far more significantly than any other racial group in the city.

    While blacks comprise 28 percent of Oakland’s population, they accounted for 62 percent of nearly 15,000 police stops during an eight-month period, according to the preliminary report. Hispanics were the next highest at 17 percent followed by whites at 12 percent.

    Asians and other groups comprised 9 percent.

    Most of the stops were due to traffic violations, but blacks had the lowest percentage 54 percent, compared to Asians, 76 percent. Blacks, however, had the highest percentage of being stopped due to probable cause and reasonable suspicion.

    The information was collected between April and November of last year.

    The report had been ordered by a federally appointed monitor as part of court-mandated reforms to settle a multimillion-dollar lawsuit alleging widespread misconduct in the aftermath of the Riders police brutality scandal more than a decade ago.

    more here: http://www.sfltimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15709&Itemid=184

    • rikyrah

      in today’s news…
      water is wet

    • qosine

      “Probable” cause + “Reasonable” suspicion —
      Cause you’re black, you’re suspicious, I’ll stand my ground.

      “Blacks, however, had the highest percentage of being stopped due to probable cause and reasonable suspicion.”

  • MsKitty

    I didn’t post this last night because it was really late and it deserves to be seen by as many sets of eyeballs as possible.

    Kobe Bryant – Don’t EVER Say Another Word about Trayvon
    Martin

    Kobe Bryant clearly believes he has all of the answers. Be it due to his upbringing outside of America or life as an NBA superstar inside the velvet rope; clearly Kobe feels he has it all figured out.

    The player who has never stood in solidarity, shoulder-to-shoulder with ANYONE except his teammates on the court (or lawyer in the court room) wants to pontificate on “aggregate” African-American behavior?

    Why does Kobe Bryant gleefully advance the stereotypical notion that African-Americans are incapable of individual decision-making or engage in unbridled group-think? It’s the same as suggesting African-Americans only voted for Barack Obama “because he is Black.” And that would make sense, only if you ignored the truth that Al Sharpton, Herman Cain, and Alan Keyes couldn’t win an election if their lives depended on it. And also ignored the truth that more African-Americans voted for Walter Mondale and Michael Dukakis than Jesse Jackson during EITHER Democratic primary of ’84 or ’88.

    And…you also ignore the facts that politicians like Ken Blackwell, Lynn Swann, Michael Steele and others could not generate significant African-American support and lost their elections on a statewide level. Why does Kobe (and others) feel that “we” must justify and validate our feelings, concerns and decisions as being based in something other than color?

    It’s hard to reason with abject stupidity and stereotypes, but that is what Kobe Bryant is asking you and me to do. Bryant of all people should be mindful of stereotyping African-Americans given his life accomplishments are all inextricably linked to bouncing a basketball, minimal formal education, being named after a food item and (rumored) rampant sexual behavior outside of his marriage and accused of violent felonies.

    http://www.mrmokelly.com/2014/03/kobe-bryant-dont-ever-say-another-word-about-trayvon-martin/

    Those snippets are just a taste. Mo Kelly REALLY goes in on Kobe, so I’m not kidding when I say the entire piece is a must read.

    • rikyrah

      thanks for the link!

    • Miranda
    • Guns3000

      People have to remember he’s molded he whole basketball persona to be Michael Jordan. Jordan has never spoke out really about anything and has been apolitical. Kobe has followed that model.

      • Town

        Did Michael Jordan condemn other black players for taking a stance on something?

        If he doesn’t want to be involved, then don’t be involved. All he had to say was “that’s good for them, they took a stand for what they believed in” and kept it moving. But Kobe went out of his way to slam them for getting involved, then telling the interviewer how much better a Negro he is than LeBron & them because he doesn’t do the things LeBron & them do. That’s what’s rubbing people the wrong way.

        • Guns3000

          I agree completely. If you are going to be quiet, take your money and “not rock the boat” then stay quiet.

          • GreenLadyHere

            GOOD Morntin’ Guns3000. ***BIG HUG*** :>)
            – - –***BIG fist bump*** :>)

            — THIS: — >Kobe wants to be Mike but could never make the cut. Athletically or intellectually.– —
            — -Because of his “talents” —this young man has been allowed 2 grow up without much guidance, especially “In Da CULTURE”. – –[Annd -he CHOSE NOT 2 take the advice of his parents --NOT 2 MARRY the "teenie-bopper -gold digger." THIS has CO$T him --really!].

            As U said —”Take your $$$ annnd – –☺http://media0.giphy.com/media/P2IQa7nnc2jYs/giphy.gif
            —Good 2 C U. :>) B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ — :>)

        • GreenLadyHere

          Good MornTin’ Town. :>) ***BIG HUG*** :>)
          — –ALL! – –WHAT! — -U! SAID! :>)

          IMHO —ONCE AGAIN- –Kobe wanted 2 “OUT-DO” his —”competitors” –EVEN OFF the COURT! –
          —He BLEW –THAT —”LAY-UP!” – –His BAD!!

          Good 2 C U Town. :>) -B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ – - -:>)

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      Church! Mosque! Synagogue! Kingdom Hall!

      • qosine

        What Sepia said!!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ MsKitty. ***BIG HUG*** :>)
      —-☺http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view5/2102377/preach-o.gif

      — – -THIS: —> Why does Kobe (and others) feel that “we” must justify and validate our feelings, concerns and decisions as being based in something other than color?

      – - – - -KOBE has NOT been CHALLENGED on or OFF the court 2 –”IDENTIFY” HIMSELF!!! Annnnd he has CHOSEN NOT 2 enter into a discussion about –”Da CULTURE” –UNTIL NOW! – -
      – — –DANG man!!—WRONG TIMING!! – - -YO’ BAD!! —
      Annnd — U R doin’ a poor imitation of – –THIS:☺http://www.presentermedia.com/files/animsp/00000000/222/pop_singer_moon_walk_md_wm.gif –

      LEMME STRONGLY suggest that U APOLOGIZE DIRECTLY 2 the PARENTS of TRAVON. JORDAN, RENISHA, etc.

      –Annnd U can START a FOUNDATION in “THEIR HONOR” 2 give athletic scholarships 2 talented “BROTHAS/SISTAS”. –

      Annnnd — – -4 NOW —KEEP YO MOUTH —SHUT!! geesh!

      Thank U MsKitty. —-GR8 READ. :>) –

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  • GreenLadyHere

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  • GreenLadyHere

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  • BarbinAtlSouth

    http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-79736149/

    California having a hard time enrolling black folks in ACA? *blink*

    • GreenLadyHere

      Barb – –Saw that. –BIG time – -Hmmmm. . .
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      – –IMMA track this down. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    PBOMB♥/POU FAM♥ —-LOL –GLOATIN’ Time. . –:>)

    – - —☺@sonamie[THANK U♥] :>)
    Worth repeating for @chucktodd – SIX+ MILLION BEFORE March 31st! Très, très cool!

  • Miranda

    I can’t believe this bullshit. UGH. this is turning into one shitty Friday (on top of the messy weather here). ACA just passed 6 million enrolled and dumb asses are allowing Michelle Malkin of all people, to tell them The Colbert Report is racist because it MOCKS RACISM. Here’s a clue, when a person who indeed wrote a book justifying internment camps of her own damn people is against something…just on principle, you need to be for it.

    And now this utter bullshit………this prick got the nerve to write a letter to Ebony because Jamilah referred to a wannabewhitedude as a white dude. Ebony better NOT respond to this foolishness unless its to tell him to GTFOH and have a fucking seat somewhere.

    https://twitter.com/Reince/status/449543910101356544

    • Alma98

      I’m gonna say this and keep it moving because I’m not in the mood for this grandstanding bullshit.
      rank penis is a fucking hypocritical douche!

    • Town

      The supporters of the racist name have conspired to shut down Colbert. It’s one thing if a nobody says “Change the name of the Redskins.” Its quite another if a national figure says “Change the name of the Redskins.”

      These people aren’t outraged & don’t care if Colbert is racist or not, they don’t want the Redskins name changed.

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      This is some bs! Jamilah already apologized to Raffi, and that’s enough. This is all about trying to bring down a historical instituition in the Black community.

      As for Colbert, this is some more bs. I think some of these hashtag activists are more about creating buzz for themselves than fighting injustice.

      • Alma98

        Don’t you just love how they’re trying to co-op Black Twitter activism.

        • Miranda

          That’s all it is….and they aren’t doing it right. Like Sepia said, this whole #CancelColbert overreaction is about a come up – but now that come up bout to be a come down because the idiots have Michelle Malkin trolling their asses.

      • TresL

        It’s also about perpetuating the “both sides do it” nonsense because the Republican Party know that it is crawling with racists so they need to be able to say or make the country believe that Democrats are just as racist. Now, many are but nowhere near as overt as the GOP.

        • Kennymack1971

          Every day some RWNJ spouts off with something racist or sexist and *crickets* from Reince. But I’m supposed to care about his faux outrage. Puh-leeze

    • Alma98

      I’m with you Miranda in hoping Ebony doesn’t cow-tow to this knucklehead.

      • itgurl_29

        They better not even think about apologizing.

      • Miranda

        look at this simple bish

        Crystal Wright ‏@GOPBlackChick 34m
        I think it’s time for a magazine called IVORY to combat @EBONYMag nonsense+racism.

        • Alma98

          That’s some stupid shit right there.
          We all know that rank penis doesn’t give two shits about black folks. But they’re gonna use Ebony and Jamilah to beat up on black folks. They do it every fucking time they think black folks have wronged them. And they can score some points with their racist base. And every time people fall for the okey-doke, smmfh.

    • Kennymack1971

      Here’s the thing that gets me. The left divides against itself arguing over Colbert (aided and abetted by Michelle Malkin and her Twitchy goons) meanwhile the RW in unison and led by Rank Penis, goes after Jamilah using the Bashir fake outrage playbook. It’s another episode of “Why the left stays losing”.

      P.S. Town you nailed it.

    • Daltex82

      Ebony should apologize only after Rusty Limpballs and the rest of the rethugs apologizes for the names they have called President and Mrs. Obama, until that happens this nasty little mofo can have a whole stadium full of seats.

      With that being said, I expect Ebony to fold ala MHP and apologize.

      • jds09

        Yeah…they’re gonna fold. smh

  • GreenLadyHere

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  • Alma98

    Morning all.

    • Lisa M

      Good morning, Alma and rest of the POU fam!! Have a great day!!

      • Alma98

        Good morning Lisa M, you have a good one too.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ Lisa M. :>) ***BIG –gentle – -HUG*** :>)
        –Continuin’ 2 PRAY 4 U as U recover. :>)
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        - – -B BLESSED/SAFE/WARM♥ – - -:>)

    • GreenLadyHere

      - – -GOOD MORNTIN’ Alma98 —***BIG HUG*** :>) Ohhhh WHAT a BEAUTY. :>) –THANK U 4 OUR –DAILY JOY♥
      – - –B BLESSED 2-day – –U♥/Family♥ :>)- -

      How’s your weather. ??:>)

      • Alma98

        Good morning GLH.
        As you can see there’s some green in there for you lol.
        The weather is damp & chilly but not horrible.
        Have a great weekend and blessings to you and the family.

        • GreenLadyHere

          Ohh Alma —-I saw it. :>) How KIND of U♥ –:>)

          – — -☺4 U. :>)http://www.mantelsdirect.com/CorinthOAK_300.gif

          - — -Blessings – –ALWAYS appreciated. :>)

    • qosine

      Good Morning, Alma!
      You just cheered me right up:)

      • Alma98

        Morning qosine! My pleasure.

    • rikyrah

      Good Morning, Alma.
      It’s FRIDAY!!
      AMEN!!

      • Alma98

        Good morning rikyrah.
        TGIF for sure!

    • goldenstar

      Sun with greenery. Thank you!

      • Alma98

        Morning goldenstar and your welcome!

    • Aquagranny911

      WooHoo! I’m here early enough to greet your sun today. I saw the one you did the other day with the cactus but it was about midnight my time by then so I didn’t bother leaving a reply. I did enjoy it. I got a meeting so I’ve got to leave soon. Have a great day!

      • Alma98

        Hola AG! Have a great meeting and I’ll see you later.

    • BarbinAtlSouth

      Good afternoon Alma!

      • Alma98

        Afternoon Barb!

  • jds09

    Good Morning POU Fam!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ jds09. :>) ***BIG – -Cali –HUG*** :>)
      —-Have a good day. :>) B BLESSED/SAFE♥ :>)

    • Alma98

      Good morning jds!

  • Alma98

    LOL…H/T BJ

    • jds09

      Oh Snap! LOL

    • qosine

      YES!!!

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      LMBAO!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      OH SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, oh that was hilarity there!!!!!!!! LMFAO!!!!!!!!

  • GreenLadyHere

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  • Miranda

    Now this is some justified outrage…that bs report of Christie’s painted two people as the culprits – a man and a woman. The woman though, is the melodramatic broad that apparently can’t control her emotions. The man is not even close to being portrayed in such a light. But I bet you won’t see not NAM right wing woman come to her defense other than her bestest friends. Just watch. Like Kennymack said down thread, the right wing stays in step, they will not let anything derail their mission of completely demeaning and destroying anything with a hint of perception as progressive or in any way that might benefit the other side.
    ———————–
    Irate Friends See Sexism in Report on Former Christie Aide
    By KATE ZERNIKE and DAVID W. CHEN MARCH 27, 2014

    She “seemed emotional.” She was “habitually concerned about how she was perceived by the governor.” A boyfriend had ended a relationship.

    Bridget Anne Kelly has been the center of blame in the George Washington Bridge lane closing scandal since early January, when it was revealed that she sent an email calling for “some traffic problems in Fort Lee.”

    Gov. Chris Christie, seeking to stanch the damage the scandal had caused to his political fortunes, fired her as his deputy chief of staff after that, calling her “stupid.” But the report commissioned by Mr. Christie and released Thursday doubles down on a strategy of portraying Ms. Kelly as duplicitous, weeping frequently and dependent on men for approval and stability.

    more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/28/nyregion/irate-friends-see-sexism-in-report-on-former-christie-aide.html?hp&_r=0

    • rikyrah

      Krystal Ball pointed out on MSNBC that the most fervent attacks on character in the ‘ report’ were on the main women.

      • Miranda

        Kinda like how the main report about the McDonnell’s focuses on the Missus being the needy, insecure but greedy harlot huh?

    • Daltex82

      It it were me they could add “vindictive” and “bitch” to my portrayal because I would slice, dice and serve his big ass up on a silver platter to The Feds. I can’t wait to see what her next move is.

      • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

        OK! I hope Kelly tells ERRYTHING! Leave no stone unturned!

        • goldenstar

          Or, leave no blob of fat unturned.

          • Daltex82

            LOL!

          • Alma98

            hahahahahahaha!!!

          • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

            LOL!

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  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

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  • JB20005

    I saw that Chris Hayes of MSNBC has a new baby.

    My first thought: “So, who’s the father?”

    Bad me. bad bad bad.

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    • Alma98

      LMAO!!!

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      I’ve just restocked the refreshments in the Bad Lounge. Enjoy.

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  • Kennymack1971

    One more thing re: “Why the Left Stays Losing”

    If you want to understand how an eminently beatable entity like today’s conservative movement is able to survive today is a textbook example. As Miranda pointed out, 6 million people enrolled in Obamacare and made fools out of all the RW naysayers. What is the left doing? Arguing over a Colbert sketch with Twitchy fanning the flames. And playing defense behind Reince’s bullshit. Until the left stops letting the RW and their libertarian allies set the agenda the left will always play catch up.

    • Miranda

      I am thoroughly disgusted with it all. I really am. We already know what the cable news networks will be covering all damn day….this stupid ass #CancelColbert shit. I can see it already. Nothing about the ACA. They are happy to not cover it. Reince will be invited on some of these stupid shows and he will happily use Jamilah and Ebony Mag as distractions to take up all the segment time. It is insane. The left really is just as freaking weak as the right claims them to be.

      • Kennymack1971

        This is how John Boehner and the GOP can tell the American people to go to hell re: jobs, immigration, voting rights and everything else because “progressives” would rather whine about PBO not solving everyone’s pet issue or endlessly argue over nonsense prodded by RW activists. Folks will stop falling for the banana in the tailpipe one day.

        • Miranda

          Sadly, we can see that day won’t be today.

    • jds09

      Kennymack, I’ve got to respectfully disagree with you on this. When I first heard Colbert do his “ching chong” bit I felt it was wrong. I don’t know if she was the first but Suey Park may have moderated #cancelcolbert, and I think her concerns are valid. I think folks can do satire without horrible Chinese accent, yellow face, black face…..I think the Obama Coalition holds together because we police our own.

      • jziglar

        I don’t know. I just think that this entire thing is stupid. Where was the outcry when actual racists said horrible things about President Obama, Michelle Obama, the Obama girls, and other prominent minorities.

        This seems like another bullshit tactic from the right and the left is caving as usual. I’ve never heard the same kind of outcry for other more serious issues.

        • jds09

          I think it started on the left, by some in the Asian community about Colbert’s use of stereotypical Chinese accents in his humor. I know if Colbert used a Stepin Fechit reference I’d be pissed.

          • jziglar

            I agree. I just think that some are trying to make this into the greatest racist moment in the history of this country. The fact that people are going along with a bunch of right-wing bigots like Malkin makes me sick.

            If these people want to address actual racist issues maybe they should be pissed off at the Redskin’s organization.

          • Alma98

            ICAM with your comment jziglar. And I do believe they have made fun of black folks and no one ever said boo. I haven’t watched the Comedy channel, The Daily Show or Colbert in years. I’ll watch a clip here and there when someone posts it.

      • Alma98

        I hear what you’re saying jds. But I think the moment they let Michelle Malkin & the RW latch on they hurt themselves.

        • jds09

          From what I can tell, they’re very young activists. Suey Park is only 24. She took a very bold step in connecting Asian’s as the model minority to anti-blackness. I applaud her for that. I think they’re learning a very tough lesson right now. Malkin is gonna hurt them.

          • Alma98

            Malkin is definitely gonna hurt them, the woman said Japanese internment camps were ok. This is not someone you want attached to your cause. Not to mention she’s full of self hate.

      • Kennymack1971

        Honestly I hear you Jds, I just get tired of the left getting sidetracked all the time. I can live with the debate but I really wish Park and her supporters would have told Malkin and her Twitchy goons to go to hell. That’s what annoys me about all of this. Now the next time some RW loon pops off it’ll be excused because “well what about what Colbert said?”. Meanwhile the very real enemies we need to fight continue to skate.

        • jds09

          I agree. We’ve got that down from “slave catcher” to racoon references. I hope Suey and her followers will learn.

    • gn

      Perfectly said.

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  • Miranda

    SMH…….the left will allow the national media to willfully not report on the GOP’s own hispanic members calling out its bigotry – because the stupid left is too busy being manipulated by right wing nuts….a fucking shame.
    ——————————-
    Longtime MDX board member resigns over treatment of Mike Fernandez by Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign team

    Gonzalo Sanabria, a longtime Miami-Dade Expressway Authority board member, resigned Thursday from his post to protest the “disparaging and disrespectful” treatment of Mike Fernandez, the former co-finance chairman of Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign.

    “Since he has been treated in such a disparaging and disrespectful manner by your [campaign] staff and ignored in his advice, it is obvious that there is a great deal of dysfunction and disconnection of which I want to have no part nor can I render my support any longer as you are governing from a weak and flawed platform,” Sanabria wrote in an email he sent to Scott’s staff and shared with the Miami Herald.

    Sanabria, who also quit his leadership post with the Republican Party of Miami-Dade, said his resignation was “mostly due to your perceived insensitivity to loyal supporters and our Hispanic community in Florida.”

    Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2014/03/longtime-mdx-board-member-resigns-over-treatment-of-mike-fernandez-by-gov-rick-scotts-campaign-team.html#storylink=cpy

    • edp4bho

      What’s the saying? Lie with dogs, get up with fleas, right? I’m still baffled as to why some insist on remaining republican !!

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  • Miranda

    Meanwhile….ABC News employing Mr. Stop n Frisk as its newest consultant.

    Former Police Commissioner Ray Kelly Joins ABC News
    By Nicole Enberg Mar 28, 2014 9:07am

    ABC News President Ben Sherwood sent the following note to the news division this morning announcing that former Police Commissioner of the City of New York, Ray Kelly willjoin ABC News as a consultant for all platforms:

    I am delighted to announce that Ray Kelly is joining ABC News as a consultant for all ABC News platforms.

    As the longest serving Police Commissioner of the City of New York, Ray Kelly brings 50 years of public service and law and order experience to ABC News.

    One of the world’s most well-known and respected leaders in law enforcement, Kelly is the first person to serve two, non-consecutive tenures as Police Commissioner. He served under Mayor Dinkins from 1992-1994 and was appointed Police Commissioner by Mayor Bloomberg in 2002.

    As Police Commissioner of the City of New York, Kelly helped transform the safety and security of the city after 9/11. He successfully reduced the city’s violent crime rate by 40 percent and also established the first counterterrorism bureau of any city police department in the U.S.

    more here: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/03/police-commissioner-ray-kelly-joins-abc-news-as-consultant/

    • Alma98

      Unbelievable! This is a real call for activism right here but they’re too busy going in circles over bullshit.

      • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

        And not a word from the left who threw a hissy fit when they thought PBO was going to to nominate Kelly for Homeland Security.

        • Alma98

          The left is so screwy, smh.

  • rikyrah

    Luvvie’s Scandal recap!

    Mama Said Knock You Out: Scandal Episode 315 Recap

    http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/2014/03/mama-said-knock-scandal-episode-315-recap.html

  • rikyrah

    This is why I thought the fight would be between Phaedra and Kenya last night.

    • Alma98

      He’s toast! never marry your criminal client, ever.

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  • rikyrah

    Mar 27, 2014 2:00PM ET / Politics

    Bill de Blasio’s Government Looks More Like New York City Than Bloomberg’s

    Since taking office in January, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s hires have been mostly female and mostly minorities — the last mayor’s government was not. The New York Times reports that de Blasio’s hires are 54 percent female (as opposed to 48 percent under Bloomberg) and 55 percent non-white (compared to a noticeably lower 28 percent non-white under Bloomberg).

    When he was elected, de Blasio said his goal was to create an administration that “looks like New York City.” That was an underlying theme of his whole campaign, including his commercial featuring his biracial son Dante. De Blasio’s family — specifically their hair — led The Washington Post to write that “in navigating the hair politics in his own house, de Blasio has an intimacy with black culture that most white politicians don’t.” That means people will judge him harder on the make-up of his team. So far he “has done what he said he would do,” said Kate Taylor, a Times reporter. “It’s an administration that looks more like New York City than Bloomberg’s did.”

    http://www.thewire.com/politics/2014/03/mayor-de-blasios-team-looks-more-like-new-york-than-bloombergs/359728/

    • Alma98

      I hate the term biracial I really do. If you have use something how about multi-ethic or multicultural. But I believe we all know how & why the term came about. Anyhoo I’m happy to see De Blasio keeping his word.

      • goldenstar

        I know. Biracial is an assumption of the binary of race as told from white eyes. Really, most blacks and other people of color are multi-ethnic and/or multicultural. The white ingredient is not all that.

        • rikyrah

          The Black Community in America has been MULTI-Racial since the moment Massa went down to the slave quarters.

          • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

            THIS.

            The term “biracial” is an attempt for some to acquire honorary white status.

          • Guns3000

            I prefer Caublasian or whatever the hell he said

          • Alma98

            HA!

    • TresL

      In this week’s episode of Law & Order SVU, a defense attorney representing a rape joke comedian/rapist slipped in the snarky reference “the Benetton Mayor” in a press conference outside the courthouse.

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  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia
    • Alma98

      I knew they would, score another one for rwnj’s.

    • Tunisia

      Meanwhile those folks on the other side will continue to spew their racist bullshit & will never apologize. I am so sick of this mess.

    • Tunisia

      Blacks folks will be outraged at Ebony for apologizing(as we should be) and Ebony won’t give a damn.

    • Miranda

      Done with Ebony.

      • Guns3000

        Ebony has been on my family’s living room table for decades and I’m supposed to dump it for some woman who doesn’t know when she is being baited into an argument. I think not.

        • edp4bho

          Guns, you come here to be contrary, so enjoy your Ebony. No one suggested you give it up.

          • Guns3000

            Lol, I’m here everyday actually I haven’t been able to post as much as I like. Love this place and the peeps. I’ve been posting with core group for years on this site and two sites ago. You have no clue why I come here.

          • edp4bho

            My bad. You “seem” to come here to be contrary,so….. One can only go by what they read, which is why we all comment here, n’est ce pas?

          • Guns3000

            Sure some of my positions are not always aligned with some on the board but posts where you disagree get most of the attention. No one ever says a thing when I post and agree with the majority of the board. I’ve been accused of being everything from a right wing troll to a rabble rouser. I believe the things that I post. I’m not contrarian just for entertainment.

          • edp4bho

            I gathered as much, so do you only come here when you “want” to be contrary? And I have agreed with some of what you’ve said (sure, it won’t make or break you), but you do have a way of stirring up the old dog shit (old adage) for the smell it brings….LOL!

          • Guns3000

            Well, Miranda and Sepia pay me $2 for every reply I get. At the rate I’m going I’ll be out of Section 8 housing in no time.

          • edp4bho

            Bye Guns, have a good weekend. At least you have a sense of humor…LOL! Here’s your $2.

          • Alma98

            LOL You are contrary sometimes Guns but I still love ya lol. You remind me of my brother at times.

          • Guns3000

            If ever get divorced you can move in with me Love.

          • Alma98

            LOL

        • Miranda

          Did I ask you to dump Ebony? Did anyone?

          • Guns3000

            Nope, I speaking towards the narrative that you and others have taken.

          • Miranda

            So you’re just trolling. Well if that’s how you get your jollies then God speed.

    • Guns3000

      As the senior editor she can’t be that reckless. She was baited and and she fell for it.

      • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

        What’s so reckless about mistakenly identifying someone as a “white dude” who was trying to tell her how to feel?

        • Guns3000

          She’s in a management position of major magazine publication she thought he was a troll. Why did she even engage?

          • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

            When someone enters the timeline of your personal account uninvited, you have the right to tell them to go away. Stop blaming the victim.

          • Guns3000

            Not when you’re in the public eye and your bosses have to answer for what you say.

          • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

            And look for what her bosses are answering for: Her mistakenly identifying a Black man as a white man, even though she apologized for the mistake.

          • Guns3000

            Point taken it’s bullshit but she should have more careful. They didn’t fire her.

    • jziglar

      When will they understand that they don’t need to apologize.
      F these Conservatives !

      I don’t like them, nor do I respect them. Stop apologizing to people who are nothing more than Pond Scum. I can’t stand Mitt Romney but I agree with the title of his book “No Apologies”.

      • Alma98

        I’m tired of the being a better person b.s. And speaking of Mitt remember him going to the NAACP and basically telling black folks to kiss his ass. None of these folks spoke up when Ryan said what he said, none. But they buckle the minute a republican or teanut says boo.

        • jziglar

          Yep, we actually had black people in the media making excuses for Ryan and comparing his statement to things Obama said.

          These folks are no where to be found when people like Ryan say racist things, but if President Obama or any other prominent black person says we need to have fathers around for the children, all hell will brake loose.

    • Daltex82

      Of course they did.

    • edp4bho

      “Weez sum good nigras, ain’t we? Sheesh !! I’ve been done with Ebony since we lost its founder.

      • MsKitty

        That rumbling you’re feeling is John H. Johnson turning over in his grave at a furious clip.

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  • Alma98

    THIS! 1000x

    Libido Shuffle
    @eclecticbrotha
    Black people are constantly demanded to
    police their own…unless their own decides to vote Republican, then its
    hands off or you’re racist.

    • Guns3000

      Electicbrotha is still around huh? How come he never posts here?

      • Alma98

        He sometimes comment but spends most of his time on twitter.

  • rikyrah

    Joy Reid ✔ @JoyAnnReid

    Christie tucks the remaining bits of David Wildstein under the bus: “never was a friend of mine … hired by Bill Baroni.” #bridgegate

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  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up!