November 21, 2017

Friday Open Thread: Race Riots in America

HAPPY FRIDAY P.O.U.!

THE ATLANTA RACE RIOT OF 1906

Atlanta, Georgia

The Atlanta race riot of 1906 was a racist pogrom in Atlanta, Georgia (United States), which began the evening of September 22 and lasted until September 24, 1906. It was characterized at the time by Le Petit Journal and other media outlets as a “racial massacre of negroes”.[1] The death toll of the conflict is to this day unknown and disputed, but “officially” at least 25 African Americans[2] along with two confirmed European Americans;[3] Unofficial reports ranged from 10 -100 African Americans and 2 European Americans were killed during the riots. According to the Atlanta History Center, some African Americans were hanged from lamposts during the actual riot. The main cause of the race riot was newspaper-publicized rapes of four white women in separate incidents, allegedly by African American men.

Causes

Atlanta considered itself to be a prime example of how whites and blacks could live together in racial harmony; however, with the end of the American Civil War, an increased tension between black and white wage-workers began. As Atlanta became known as the “rail hub” of the South, workers from all over the country began to flood the city. This resulted in a drastic increase in both the African-American population (9,000 in 1880 to 35,000 in 1900) and the White population as individuals sought prosperous economic opportunities.[4] With this influx of individuals and the subsequent increase in the demand for jobs, race relations in Atlanta became increasingly strained.[4] These tensions were further exacerbated by increasing rights for blacks, which included the right to vote. With these increased rights, African Americans began entering the realm of politics, establishing businesses and gaining notoriety as a stratifying social class in the eyes of the white population. These newly acquired African-American rights and status brought increased competition between blacks and whites for jobs and heightened class distinctions.[5][6]

These tensions came to a boil with the gubernatorial election of 1906 in which M. Hoke Smith and Clark Howell competed for the Democratic nomination. Both candidates were looking to find ways to disenfranchise black voters because they felt that the black vote could throw the election to the other candidate. Hoke Smith was a former publisher of the Atlanta Journal and Clark Howell was the editor of the Atlanta Constitution. Both candidates used their influence to incite white voters and help spread the fear that whites may not be able to maintain the current social order.[5] These papers and others attacked saloons and bars that were run and frequented by black citizens. These “dives”, as whites called them, were said to have nude pictures of women, some of whom were white. The Atlanta Georgian and the Atlanta News publicized police reports of white women allegedly sexually molested and raped by black men.[5]

The Atlanta race riot 

On September 22, 1906, Atlanta newspapers reported four sexual assaults on local white women. Following the report several dozen white men and boys began gathering, beating, stabbing and shooting blacks in retaliation. Le Petit journal reported, “Black men and women were thrown from trolley-cars, assaulted with clubs and pelted with stones. An unknown and disputed number of blacks were killed and many injured. The governor called in the militia to restore order.”[1][7][8][9][10]

The New York Times reported that when the mayor was asked as to the measures taken to prevent a race riot, he replied:

The best way to prevent a race riot depends entirely upon the cause. If your inquiry has anything to do with the present situation in Atlanta then I would say the only remedy is to remove the cause. As long as the black brutes assault our white women, just so long will they be unceremoniously dealt with.[11]

The New York Times adds that the Charleston News and Courier wrote in response to the riots:

Separation of the races is the only radical solution of the negro problem in this country. There is nothing new about it. It was the Almighty who established the bounds of the habitation of the races. The negroes were brought here by compulsion; they should be induced to leave here by persuasion.[12]

Grand JuryEdit

On September 28, The New York Times reported,

The Fulton County Grand Jury today made the following presentment:
“Believing that the sensational manner in which the afternoon newspapers of Atlanta have presented to the people the news of the various criminal acts recently committed in this county has largely influenced the creation of the spirit animating the mob of last Saturday night; and that the editorial utterances of The Atlanta News for some time past have been calculated to create a disregard for the proper administration of the law and to promote the organization of citizens to act outside of the law in the punishment of crime.”[13]

OutcomesEdit

An unknown and disputed number of African Americans were killed in the conflict. It was confirmed that there were only two white deaths. Significant African-American social changes were also an outcome of the riot;[14] these included a disturbance of black housing and social patterns. In the years after the riot, African-Americans were most likely to live in settled black communities, which were most likely found to the west of the city near Atlanta University or in eastern downtown. Black businesses were dispersed to the east, where the thriving black business district Sweet Auburn soon developed.[15] Other outcomes included an increase in black suffrage in 1908.

Some black Americans modified their opinions on the necessity of armed self-defense, even as many issued explicit warnings about the dangers of armed political struggle. Harvard-educated W. E. B. Du Bois purchased a shotgun after rioting broke out in Atlanta, and stated in response to the carnage of the race riot, “I bought a Winchester double-barreled shotgun and two dozen rounds of shells filled with buckshot. If a white mob had stepped on the campus where I lived I would without hesitation have sprayed their guts over the grass.”[14] As his position solidified in later years, circa 1906–1920, Du Bois argued that organized political violence by black Americans was folly, but in response to real-world threats on black people, Du Bois “was adamant about the legitimacy and perhaps the duty of self-defense, even where there [might be a] danger of spillover into political violence.”[14]

Efforts to promote racial reconciliation and understanding included the creation of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (which later evolved into the Southern Regional Council) in 1919.

(SOURCE: Wikipedia)

  • Joy

    Happy Friday rikyrah & POU!

    • rikyrah

      Morning Joy

    • Miranda
    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ JJoy. :>) **BIG HUG**-:>)
      B BLESSED♥ :>)- – -http://d2ydh70d4b5xgv.cloudfront.net/images/b/0/4-prince-decal-purple-rain-teardrop-symbol-de403efd92b7a501d2fc8c13dc1483c1.jpg

  • Tunisia

    The new leadership at FEMA…
    https://www.fema.gov/leadership

    I hope they are ready for what may be to come due to Hurricane Harvey.

    • Miranda

      Godspeed Texas.

  • Miranda

    “just watch what they do to him! Just watch!”
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b0/Barack_Obama_and_John_Boehner_enjoying_Saint_Patrick%27s_Day_2014.jpg/220px-Barack_Obama_and_John_Boehner_enjoying_Saint_Patrick%27s_Day_2014.jpg
    ————————
    Ryan Faces Toughest Stretch of Speakership

    He’s about to enter the kind of battles that led to Boehner’s ouster — made even tougher with Trump and Bannon in the mix.
    August 25, 2017 at 7:53 am EDT

    For all its power and prestige, the speaker of the House is one of the most thankless jobs in Washington — just ask John Boehner. Now, with Congress barreling toward major fiscal fights this fall, Paul Ryan is about to get a taste of the Boehner treatment — and then some.

    Consider what’s on the immediate horizon for the GOP wunderkind: President Trump is ready to shut down the government over his border wall with Mexico. Breitbart has all but declared a renewed, Steve Bannon-led war on GOP leaders, with Ryan in its cross hairs. And conservative lawmakers are exhorting the speaker to play hardball on raising the debt ceiling — even as the White House demands a no-strings-attached increase to calm nervous creditors.

    Like Boehner, Ryan will be forced to mediate the long-running hostilities in his conference — between the always-potent Freedom Caucus and a newly-empowered faction of centrists. Only this time, Ryan also has a demanding and unpredictable president thrown into the mix, too.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/25/ryan-speakership-threat-crossroads-241956

  • Miranda
    • BoomerGal

      C. If he had known anything about government in the first damn place, he might not have ever run for president.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Friday MornTin’ Sepia♥/POU FAM♥- –:>) **BIG HUG** :>)- — THIS DESCRIPTOR:- – -“racial massacre of negroes”.- -OUR ANCESTORS- – -Have ENDURED.- -SADLY♥- – -Thank U Sepia♥- — -Tough READS But- -NECESSARY- – –— –

    —–☺https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/41/Le_Petit_Journal_7_Oct_1906.jpg/300px-Le_Petit_Journal_7_Oct_1906.jpg
    – –WE ENDURED-SAVAGE TREATMENTFollowing the report several dozen white men and boys began gathering, beating, stabbing and shooting blacks in retaliation. Le Petit journal
    reported, “Black men and women were thrown from trolley-cars, assaulted
    with clubs and pelted with stones. An unknown and disputed number of
    blacks were killed and many injured.
    – – -**SMH**

    — —ENJOY♥– -https://i.ytimg.com/vi/n1ifOFfVeJY/maxresdefault.jpg

    – — B BLESSED♥- – — -SAFE♥[especially 4 “Hurricane Harvey” Victims]- – –PRAYERFUL♥—-RESISTANT♥ :>)

    • BoomerGal

      Good Friday Morning, GLH! **BIG HUG** and blessings on this cool sunny day! Feels like all, y’all! Have a good one!

      • GreenLadyHere

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

        – — COOL- – — is- – – –KOOL.- – -:>)- –
        -Thank U 4 Your KIND Greeting annnd BLESSINGS♥. :>)

        B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    Stunned! Stunned I say! they are STUNNED!………….heh, whateva.
    ——————–
    President Trump’s public fights with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and other Republicans are just making it tougher to move his agenda, say GOP aides, strategists and former senators.
    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/901044252402221056

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – — PRAYERS 4 SAFETY- – -4 People in The Area of “Hurricane Harvey”- –– —

    — — -☻https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIBhl4TXgAAyqIh.jpg

    – – –BLESSINGS♥– – –AMEN♥- —

  • Miranda
  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –“IT’s”- ECONOMIC ADVISOR- – Gary Cohn- –Steps 2 Him. . .

    — –☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/901062646123941889

    — — COMMENTS:- – – –Note to Cohn: BIG RED FLAG the hiring of Bannon, a white nationalist & Hungarian Nazi, Gorka as advisors. Ya might be working for a bigot.

    – – –Sorry Gary Cohn, but Donald Trump is the white nationalism president
    #TrumpResign

    – – – – –It’s about time #GaryCohn You have scarred your reputation in the eyes of the world especially #jews for beholden to #NazisInTheWhiteHouse– – –

    WATCHIN’. . .

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good MornTin’ rikyrah. :>) **BIG HUG** –:>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • rikyrah

      Morning GLH

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥—From OUR Beloved PRESIDENT♥- – –An Endorsement- –– –

    — – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/901057582047035392

    – – — -COMMENT:- —Obama- the time when presidency had honour. :>)

  • Miranda

    oh gawd……………..so this is why taylor swift new song trending.
    https://twitter.com/karyewest/status/901057314366599169

  • Town

    http://wtvr.com/2017/08/24/henrico-students-petition-to-change-confederate-inspired-nickname/

    I hope this kid is under protection because Confederate love runs deep around here. This particular school used to have a mascot called the Rebel, who ran around the football field waving a Confederate flag. Their school colors are blue & gray.

    They were all in their feelings 2 years ago when this white girl circulated a petition to get the name of one of the middle schools changed because it was named after a staunch segregationist and White Girl* wanted to know why a public school was named after somebody who didn’t want black people going to their public schools (good point). That particular school was also 50% non-white.

    That school’s name got changed last year.

    I can tell you right now the 2 schools whose mascots are Confederates & Rebels will NOT be changing their name or mascots, especially when all the neighborhoods & streets around that school reference the Civil War.

    *The fact that a white girl was the one to get the ball rolling to get the school’s name changed gives me hope. She was paying attention in class and using her critical thinking skills. Instead of going along with the crowd, she decided to take action to do something she felt was right, and ended up getting that school’s name change. Hopefully there will be other kids like her who aren’t falling for the kool aid being served to them. The kids are going to be alright.

  • Town

    Beyonce had Lemonade.

    Taylor Swift has Country Time.

    • lamh

      Shit i’m not even a stan, but Anyone hoping Beyoncé releases something epic to take her down a peg or is that too petty for Queen Bey?

      • Town

        Nope, Beyonce should drop a surprise album on November 1st to take away Taylor’s shine.

    • Admiral_Komack

      Muddy Water (and I’m not talking the blues).

  • Miranda

    So Yellen won’t be reappointed. trump will replace her with someone who will be the driving force in tanking the economy again.
    ————————-
    Yellen rejects Trump approach, says post-crisis banking rules make economy safer
    August 25 at 10:00 AM

    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen offered a forceful defense of broad new banking regulations enacted after the 2008 financial crisis, saying the rules safeguard the economy against another crisis and rejecting assertions from President Trump and top aides that they should be rolled back.

    Yellen’s speech, delivered here to an annual gathering of central bankers, finance ministers, and economists, comes as Trump considers whether to reappoint her to a four-year term as head of the U.S. central bank.

    Yellen, 71, made clear in her speech on Friday that she believes tighter regulations and standards have made the banking system safer and that while some improvements could be made, they should be modest, not structural.

    more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/25/yellen-rejects-trump-approach-says-post-crisis-banking-rules-make-economy-safer/?pushid=59a02e8c33cb8a1d0000000d&tid=notifi_push_breaking-news&utm_term=.07ee4c6e5b77

    • Town

      That’s good because when the economy tanks, that’s all on Trump. He got rid of all the Obama people and Obama-era regulations and now the economy is destroyed, that’s all on Trump. The economy from October 1, 2017 forward is all on Trump.

      You might be broke & unemployed but rest assured Trump Made Whiteness Great Again.

      • Miranda

        And while you’re broke and unemployed, just remember Marc Lamont Hill said it was ALLLLL worth it because his conscious is clear!

    • jziglar

      Trump wishes he could repeal Dodd-Frank but that can’t happen because there aren’t the votes to do that in the senate. So the best he could do is try to weaken enforcement of some rules.

  • Town

    Taylor Swift will get Album of the Year for “Country Time” and that’s just the way it is.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥—-CONGRATULATIONS- –R- — In ORDER♥- –Nationnal Park Service♥—:>)

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/wander_filled/status/901067520202997760

    – — -☻https://i.ytimg.com/vi/PknUca21qUQ/maxresdefault.jpg

    —- –FOND MEMORY♥—OUR Beloved President♥- –Honored the NPS

  • Town

    Oh lawd my coworker is getting addressed again, she just walked into the door. They really want her to up and quit so badly. LOL

    • Joy

      Wow. They need to fire her and stop wasting both their time and hers.

      • Town

        They are going to fire her but they are collecting receipts, they want to have 3 documented instances of where they told her to do X job duty after they had their conference with her and she wouldn’t do it.

        Honestly, she’s giving them the rope to hang herself with by not doing what she knows she’s supposed to be doing.

        I don’t know what it is they discovered when she was on vacation but it wasn’t good.

        • Joy

          The day security walks her out of the office is gonna be lit…LOL.

        • 7thangel

          maybe she’s also documenting everything for a case against the company

          • Town

            She has no case. She was supposed to do X, Y & Z.

            She did not do X, Y & Z and it cost people money. I think that’s what they discovered last week when she was on vacation.

    • rikyrah

      Damn..drama..LOL

  • lamh
  • Town

    That’s why Beyonce hasn’t been studying them in a long time and she’s making music to please herself and her fans instead of chasing after awards they’re never going to give her.

    • lamh

      yup… shiid if i was her i’d have stopped going to the Grammys years ago

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- —RESISTANT♥- – – -CLOWNIN’- – -The Clown-In-Chief. . LOL

    – -☺https://twitter.com/Freeyourmindkid/status/901062604659019776

    — –COMMENT:– –If that’s real and not photoshopped, it’s priceless. Tinkles is a carney and a cult leader. His sheep are feeble minded.— [WORD!]–

  • Miranda

    *purses lips*…so basically 3 idiots got high….not really interesting at all when you get right down to it.
    https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/901085781271478272
    https://twitter.com/BoingBoing/status/900962703690186752

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥— -geesh!– –Anotha ASSAULT— On Women’s Clinics- – -Negatively— –

    — -☺https://twitter.com/thehill/status/901085016771506176

    – — COMMENT:- – –Here’s another white male RepubliKKKan policing women’s bodies and why it’s important to vote in EVERY election… — -[GOTV!!]

  • Miranda
  • Town

    Usher mad because he knows has herpes and he figures if he has it he don’t give a hot f__k if you catch it too.

    He should want to have protected sex even if he has herpes because HIV is still out there. Or does he have that too?

    • lamh

      gurrrlll

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥— –PRAYERS 4 The EVACUATIONS♥— – annnd SAFETY♥- —

    — – ☺https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/901088645976928256

    Annnd NO Tweet- – -from —“IT”!!– –hmph!

    • rikyrah

      Prayers for everyone in the path of the storm

      • GreenLadyHere

        rikyrah.— AMEN♥- – — Jus’ caint imagine their turmoil.- – -PRAYERS 4 CALM- – -as much as can happen

  • Joy

    She’s trying so hard…LOL.

    • lamh

      she really is

  • Miranda

    _______________________________________*cough*
    https://twitter.com/_MatthewBoomin_/status/901083252835921920

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥—-From RESISTANT♥– –DAN RATHER♥- – -WORD!

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/TomthunkitsMind/status/901090662669570048

  • lamh

    he schidt is gettin old. she’s a grown azz woman man shouldn’t her sing evolution show some growth into that

    https://twitter.com/vulture/status/901089584771203072

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Morning BoomerG

  • Miranda

    A black man went undercover online as a white supremacist. This is what he learned.
    25 AUG 2017 AT 10:34 ET

    A black author and poet from Denver, CO went undercover as an online white supremacist to try and understand where the trolls in the comment sections of his YouTube videos were coming from and why they all seemed to eerily parrot the same talking points about race and U.S. history.

    The Washington Post spoke to Theo Wilson, who created a “ghost” persona named Lucious25 in order to win the trust of online white supremacists and join their online meetings and subscribe to their news feeds.

    The project began when Wilson noted that the angry racists commenting on his series of YouTube all seemed to share a common set of beliefs, pouring through what he called a “dimensional doorway” from a world with an entirely different set of facts and values.

    full story here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/08/24/a-black-man-went-undercover-as-a-digital-white-supremacist-this-is-what-he-learned/?utm_term=.aa099d132012

    • Water is wet.

    • rikyrah

      Nothing new

  • BoomerGal

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

    • GreenLadyHere

      BoomerGal- – -☺http://rs194.pbsrc.com/albums/z235/mmt2121/Smileys/waving.gif?w=280&h=210&fit=crop

      BLESSINGS♥ :>)

    • rikyrah

      Hey BoomerG

      • BoomerGal

        Hey rikyrah

  • This cruddy…

  • BoomerGal

    Good morning, lamh!

  • Miranda

    This paragraph bugs the hell outta me. I can’t stand it when black folks buy into dumb stereotypes – our kids can play any sport they want..why would he say this as if implying the basketball court is the automatic place they belong? I understand frustration with gentrification but this a dumb ignorant take.
    ———————-
    Mr. Espaillat, who was unfamiliar with the Bridge Golf Foundation, said in an interview that any after-school program that provides academic enrichment, especially in science and technology, could be of great help to students anywhere. But he also said the foundation’s mission struck him as being “somewhat paternalistic” in what he considered to be an effort to “take students out of the basketball court and teach them a game where they can brush elbows with the very rich and elite of this city.”
    https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/901077479821017089

    • rikyrah

      I call golf a “life skill”, like tennis, sailing, ice skating, skiing and swimming.
      By calling it that, I understand what kind of life I am aiming for, and I see nothing wrong with it .
      If that seems classist, oh well.

    • Another one of those headaches again huh chief?

      https://www.healthstatus.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/headache1.jpg

      This moron.

    • Alma98

      You’re right Miranda, he’s basically setting low expectations for our kids. He sounds ignorant as can be with this b.s.

      • Miranda

        Would it be bad if they “brushed elbows” with the rich? What the hell, you’re in NYC, so the “rich” can be people with skin the same complexion as theirs. What is he talking about?

        • Exactly!!! He’s acting as if rich and elite = only white.

    • Espaillat is conflating two different issues: Displacement of Harlem residents/culture and providing opportunities for children of color.

  • Joy

    Anyone have an opinion on this Dez Bryant/Jemele Hill drama?

    • It started out over nothing. If he doesn’t want to take a knee I understand that.

      • Joy

        I agree that it started over nothing and I’m not a fan of JH, but after reading some of Dez’s instagram posts, I get the feeling he’s one of those people who ignore what’s happening to other black people because he thinks it doesn’t affect him. And he’s a little ignorant to institutional racism.

        • I’m not sure. Part of what he said struck me like that but other parts I understood. Everybody comes at it in their own way. Now the longer this goes on I think it will become more clear but right now it’s hard to say.

    • Miranda

      I honestly thought Dez’s comment on the pizza place was a joke from the start. Given the timing, Jemele used it to question his own advocacy (or lack thereof) in relation to the Kaep situation. But Dez being Dez, he was GOING to snap back. She HAD to see that coming.

      But Jemele and Dez will be ok.

      • Yeah I thought he was kidding but it seemed like Hill wanted to take whatever he tweeted and rake him over the coals. If he’s aware and advocates in a different way more power to him. If not then he’ll get his wake up call.

        But this in a lot of ways reminds me of what you said a while back Miranda. People look to be offended.

        • Miranda

          To be perfectly frank, Jemele knows that Dez is not media savvy like a Lebron or Richard Sherman – so as someone who is, she knew this could play out for 3 or 4 days of press on a personality like his. She would not have made the same comment if it was Russell Wilson. Jemele been in the media game for years and knows how to play it. she is the smart one, she knew exactly what would happen.

    • Kennymack1971

      My take: Dez was joking on Twitter and Jemele latched on trying to “woke” shame him. I don’t dislike either of them so honestly I’m just meh on it.

      • Oh, so he was joking. Hard to tell. He doesn’t seem too bright.

  • Miranda

    But PBO can’t run again so……we might be in trouble for a helluva long time.
    https://twitter.com/mikebarnicle/status/900731957704876034
    https://twitter.com/SteveSchmidtSES/status/900948821097586688

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥—NO NEWZ!- – –An EXPECTATION- — From This Misogynist!!- – –

    — – ☺https://twitter.com/civilrightsorg/status/901093530155745280

    – – – -COMMENT:- – –What’s more alarming is that his nominees are right wing batshit crazy nut jobs!– – -[WORD!]

  • jziglar

    So I see from some people I follow on twitter that Info Wars is trying to slander Michelle Obama with obvious BS last night. You know how pathetic it is to attack a former first lady with ridiculous lies? These idiots just can’t stop attacking, obsessing, and lying about the Obamas and it’s sad especially since they’re having a hard time defending Dump. Chelsea Clinton had the perfect response to that crap. Michelle will continue to be successful and beloved by the vast majority of people while the haters will continue to be the losers that they are.

    • Town

      What did they say about Michelle?

      • jziglar

        Hey Town, sorry for the late response. It was a headline saying final proof that Michelle Obama is a man. With some ridiculous BS video linked to the page. Just disgusting BS that I saw many people calling out and displaying their disgust.

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family. So….Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan says he wouldn’t have a problem with the team signing Colin Kapernick if the football people were okay with it.

    The same football people who went the entire offseason knowing Blake Bortles was trash and Chad Henne was trash and did nothing about it.

    This is some bullshit.

    • Miranda

      The Kaep should be signing a 2 year deal as we speak if that’s the case.

    • Alma98

      Morning Kennymack

    • Joy

      Morning, Kenny! Shad needs to quit worrying about other people and worry about his team.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’ Kennymack1971. :>)- — **BIG HUG** :>)

      WHO R These- -so-Called – -“Football People”??– –

      – —if the football people were okay with it.— –

      Annnd “WHYCOME” they have such an influence on him??– –
      — –Sounds Like a COWARD- — hmph!!

      Have a BLESSED Day♥ :>)- – –SLAYIN’ Tweets- – -:>)

    • Khan could have easily kept his mouth shut so I’m not all that upset particularly since there’s plenty of time left this preseason. It wouldn’t imo take Kaep anytime to be ready to go.

      Now the football people Khan is referring to are bogus. Maybe Bortles will be better this season but I doubt it and they know it.

      Miami gave the game away by signing Jay Cutler.

      • Kennymack1971

        Bortles is about to lose his job to wait for it….Chad Henne. If I’m Allen Robinson or Jalen Ramsey I’m pretty close to wanting to fight somebody.

        • Bingo. Henne is 32. He’s a bum. Kaep has got many years left. A good offensive coordinator will restore him to what he was under Harbaugh and add a few more tools to his arsenal.

          Now upon further review you’re right. This is Khan’s team. He can pickup the phone anytime and tell his “football people” to give Kaep a call. It still might happen we’ll see.

    • Who are “the football people” and does he, the owner of the team, need their permission?

      • Alma98

        Is Mr. Khan scared of white folks in the NFL?

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- — THIS is A HORRIBLE Breach of PRIVACY!!- – –How Does This Happen??—geesh!

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/keithboykin/status/901088805373059072

    • Alma98

      Lawd have mercy, a lawsuit is coming for sure. smgdh

      • GreenLadyHere

        alma- – –*Co-Sign*- – –As they should B.- – –:>)- –THIS was AVOIDABLE.– – -**SMH**

      • Miranda

        You better believe it.

  • BoomerGal

    Morning, Alma!

  • Joy

    *waves at Alma*

  • Miranda
    • Kennymack1971

      Mike Glennon got 14 million dollars from the Chicago Bears. He sucks.

      Brian Hoyer starts for the San Francisco 49ers. He’s awful.

      The NY Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars….no more need be said.

      But Kaep can’t get even a tryout?

      Fuck outta here.

      • The Shy Lurker

        Hoyer is still in the league? lol

      • The Jets who I could care less about one way or the other KNEW last season they needed a new QB. Todd Bowles is going to get fired when they finish abysmally and the Jets fans (knowing them) start chanting “We want Kaep”!

        And that’s a perfect place. Jets fans could care less if you stand sit kneel or sleep thru the anthem just win.

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -☺https://media.giphy.com/media/brsEO1JayBVja/giphy.gif
    – – -GOOD Morntin’ alma.–:>) **BIG HUG** :>)

    How R U/weather?—Good 2 C U. :>)

    B BLESSED♥–U♥/Mom♥/Family♥/DAUGHTER♥ :>)

    • Alma98

      Morning GLH, we’re back to summer time weather lol.
      Since it hasn’t rained for a minute everything is looking kind of brown. Blessings to you and yours (((HUGS)))

      • GreenLadyHere

        alma- — Good on the weather.–:>)

        – – –HELP is onda way- :>)-http://www.goodshepherdsanpedro.com/uploads/man_watering_lawn_hg_clr.gif

        Thank U 4 your KIND BLESSINGS♥- –:>) Always Needed♥ :>) – —-*HUGS* :>)

        • Alma98

          lol

          • GreenLadyHere

            LOL- -alma- – -GIFS- — R Gifts. :>)

  • Miranda

    “I am absolutely devastated that my personal political views were perceived to be racist in any way.:…………….oh lemme stop you right there, so your racist ass IS racist is what you’re saying huh Ms. Ann??
    —————————-
    Parents slam charter school principal for posting homage to lynching and anti-black memes on Facebook
    25 AUG 2017 AT 11:14 ET

    A Florida charter school principal is under fire after parents of students at her school discovered posts on her Facebook page praising lynching accompanied by memes attacking Black Lives Matter.

    According to WJAX, principal Kimberly Stidham of Duval Charter School at Baymeadows is under fire for the posts which some parents are calling racist.

    While Stidham has been re-posting anti-black memes on her page for months, a recent post containing lyrics for the Toby Keith song “Beer for My Horses,” resulted in complaints about what many believe is veiled racism.

    “Take all of the rope in Texas, find a tall Oak tree, round up all of them bad boys, hang them high in the street for all the people to see,” the song’s lyrics read.

    The lyrics continue, “We got too many gangsters doing dirty deeds. Too much corruption, and crime in the streets. It’s time the long arm of the law put a few more in the ground, send ’em all to their maker and he’ll settle ’em down.”

    Combined with memes that attack African-Americans, one parent criticized the school administrator.
    “She’s a principal, she should know better and she should do better,” said one mother who asked to remain anonymous over concerns for her child’s welfare. “I’m speaking out, because I’m hoping to bring awareness to other parents. Not just minority parents, but parents who have their child there in general.”

    According the principal, she is appalled that anyone might think she is a racist, but thanked concern parents for the feedback saying she would take their concerns under consideration in the future.

    “I am absolutely devastated that my personal political views were perceived to be racist in any way. I am a firm believer in equality, justice and respect for all individuals and I recognize now that some of my posts could have been misunderstood. I appreciate the fact that those who were offended brought this to my attention so that I could rectify the situation. I encourage anyone who has any concerns about this to come to me directly so that we can discuss it further.” Stidham wrote.

    full story here: http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/duval-county-parents-upset-about-principals-controversial-facebook-posts/597555368

    • Alma98

      Now that she’s been caught she’s not racist huh, own that shit.
      A lot of these charter schools are run by hateful racist folks.

    • BoomerGal

      They don’t care anymore. They all out there with it.

    • adept2u

      I’m doing social media on FB now until they throw me off. White women are as nasty as their men.

      • BoomerGal

        I think they’re worse.

      • Alma98

        OH yeah that’s always been the case. They’re the ones that kicked off the lynching and burning down of black folks towns.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good MornTin’ adept2u. :>) **BIG HUG **—:>)

        Or- – -WORSE.- – –“Missy Ann’s” R SNEAKY annnd tryta B Slick- -in their RACISM!!– –

        Annnd from the NON-Actions of RETHUG Wives- — SILENCE = COMPLICITY!!

        —Good 2 C U♥. :>)- -B BLESSED♥— -Continue With your MOST VALUABLE- – -“Social Media”. :>)

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntiin’ miranda♥ :>)- — -**BIG HUG** :>)

      —WAIT- -WHA’- – – -She’s appalled- – – AFTA THIS-?? – –

      – — – . . .students at her school discovered posts on her Facebook page praising
      lynching accompanied by memes attacking Black Lives Matter.

      This RACIST– -hid NUTHIN’- – -She CALLED herself OUT!!– –DUH!!

      GET RID of the “Devoid of Brain”- – CLONE!!— –

      — – B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • rikyrah

      She has freedom of speech. What she, and the rest of them want is..

      Freedom from the repercussions of said free speech

      • BoomerGal

        There it is.

    • The Shy Lurker

      She could stand a thorough Colleening.

      • adept2u

        BWAHHHHAAHAHAHAH!

      • LOL

  • Alma98

    So she Beyonced Beyonce huh LOL.

    • Miranda

      _________________pretty much

    • So shady. So true.

  • Miranda

    Donald Trump Attacks Obama Like He’s ‘Obsessed With His Girlfriend’s Ex’ | The 11th Hour | MSNBC
    Published on Aug 24, 2017

    In office now for over seven months, Pres. Trump is still attacking Pres. Obama leaving syndicated columnist Connie Schultz to compare Trump to a man still obsessed with his girlfriend’s ex.

    • BoomerGal

      One of the panelists on Morning Shmoe said, he’s looking for somebody or anybody to attack (Turtle man, Ryan, McCain, Obama) to distract from the Russia probe. They said, he won by attacking Hillary and thinks that strategy will work again this time.

      • Town

        Hillary is the girl in school who’s “a’ight” who is SGA president, gets straight As, is the hall monitor and raises her hands at every question.

        Obama is the guy in school who is Mr. Popular, the quarterback on the football team as well as captain of the basketball team, vice president of the Honor Society, who drives a cool car and gets all the girls.

        Yeah, Trump might’ve won against Tracy Flick but he won’t win against Ferris Bueller and everyone except him and his cult knows it.

    • Alma98

      It’s so true, he wants PBO’s attention so bad but PBO ain’t biting.

    • rikyrah

      Great analogy

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥– – *Co-Sign*- – – compare Trump to a man still obsessed with his girlfriend’s ex.— –Good 1

      – — -☺WORD!!- – -http://proudemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Image-179.png

  • Alma98

    Please don’t make a sequel, pretty please don’t do it! If it flops that’s all people will talk about and not the original movie. Also I’m sure there are hundreds if not thousands of stories out there y’all can work on for these women.
    https://twitter.com/shadowandact/status/901101137994162176

    • Miranda

      Yep, leave well enough alone.

    • Seriously, POU needs to create our own movie studio and create films based on our weekly series.

      • Alma98

        Right?! all these stories and they can’t find something.

      • Just this week alone.

  • Town

    It’s going down! She’s packing her shit right now!

    • rikyrah

      Uh uh uh

      • Town

        I don’t know what happened because I closed my office door to make a phone call and when I opened it back up I saw her packing her shit while her manager is standing there!

    • Alma98

      LOL

    • GreenLadyHere

      LOL- – -Town. :>) **BIG HUG**- -:>)

      — –☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHf-CZSmIZc

      FUN Times- –LOL- – –Keep watch- -as much as U can. :>)

      B BLESSED♥ :>)

      • Town

        I just deactivated her from email (actually her email was deactivated before she got into her car), and I’m calling customer support to get her deactivated from other things as well.

        • GreenLadyHere

          LOL- –Town- – -U OnIT!– – :>) Good On U.- :>) —

          —☺https://media.giphy.com/media/7ILa7CZLxE0Ew/giphy.gif

          LOL– – –

          • Town

            I’m sorry it had to go down like that. But you had to know that:

            If you are getting chewed out once a week

            If you are getting chewed out the day you come back from vacation

            If your job functions are being assigned elsewhere

            If you are getting chewed out as soon as you walk through the door in the morning

            Your days are numbered, ESPECIALLY if you are showing up with a F__K IT attitude.

          • GreenLadyHere

            Town- –She Wrote her Own Ticket- — OUT.- – -:>)- – –SHE KNEW.- –
            – – –Your days are numbered, ESPECIALLY if you are showing up with a F__K IT attitude.– – –[WORD!]

            Wonder ifff this has happened on anotha job??– -Hmmmm. . .

          • Town

            I don’t know but they were trying to hold out firing her until they found a replacement. Apparently they were like F__K IT , she gotta go and they don’t have a replacement.

            The sad thing is, things always ran much smoother when she was OUT of the office than when she was in it, so they will just make do until they can find a replacement.

          • adept2u

            When I first saw Glenngarry Glen Ross I thought it was like every training I ever got from a salesmanager. First prize Caddy, Second steak knives third you’re fired? Yay Sweetie’s getting a caddy. It was really interesting watching this story coming from an industry where they really think they’re doing you a favor if they have to fire you.

          • Town

            I think things took a turn when several separate customers threatened to call the local TV stations because she wouldn’t return their calls or help them a few weeks back. One of the TV stations will call you to find out what’s going on before deciding to run the story.

            But the other one will just bust up in your office with the TV cameras and catch you by surprise.

            If you’re having at least 3 different customers threatening this, plus whatever it is they discovered she did or did not do last week, it might be time for you to go.

          • GreenLadyHere

            Town- — THIS:- — things always ran much smoother when she was OUT of the office than
            when she was in it, so they will just make do until they can find a
            replacement.

            I Hear U. :>)- – -It’s Like an AFTA-Storm- – –Gotta Have Some Time 2 CATCH your breath.- —

            THANK U 4-Da- – SHARE.- –:>) **HUGS** :>)

    • Joy

      Dang…are the security guards at her desk?

      • Town

        No, her supervisor was at her desk and made sure she handed in her keys & the office issued cell phone.

        I’m in the process of deactivating her accounts. I blocked her from accesing her email before she got in her car.

        I didn’t even see it go down because I closed my office door to make a personal phone call and when I opened it back up she was packing her shit.

  • Miranda
    • LOL

    • Alma98

      hahahaha

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepiaaaaaaaa♥ – – — LOL- – – **deep breath**- –LOL- – -:>)

      TRUE DAT. . LOL

    • 7thangel

      lmao

  • That was the giveaway. I had a buddy of mine years ago say the NFL was a bogus league. He was right.

    • BoomerGal

      What about the NBA?

      • We’ve had less than positive discussions about them as well.

        • BoomerGal

          Gotcha.

  • Alma98
    • Stupid is all over the globe.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥—Awww- — Annnd — A CHILD Shall Lead.♥– -In KINDNESS. .— – :>)

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/900896137237991424

    — –BLESSINGS♥– -YOUNG 1♥—U have been TAUGHT WELL♥ :>)

  • “The Atlanta Georgian and the Atlanta News publicized police reports of white women allegedly sexually molested and raped by black men.”

    Sure it wasn’t the other way around? I think it was silent movie actress Blanche Sweet who said about Lillian Gish in Birth of a Nation exactly who was chasing whom?

  • 7thangel
    • GreenLadyHere

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

      — – ☺http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MvJkoj8R0X4/UoAWDjoJF9I/AAAAAAAACnE/v7YX0GH3gcA/s1600/blank-stare.gif

      —ISSUES.- — -:>)

      Good 2 C U♥ :>) B BLESSED♥ –:>)

    • Alma98

      smh

    • Oh, Lil’ Kim. *smh*

      BTW, that’s the best she has looked in a while!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- –AHA!- – – RESISTANTS♥- – -Brangin’ The – -411- –On THIS- – -NON-Action by Da- – KKKops. . :>)

    — –☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/901109036967497729

    — COMMENT:— Exhibit 1,235,354,234 why we shouldn’t give blanket praise to police.
    Just like every profession, they are rife with shitty employees.
    – –

    • Alma98

      Unbelievable, smmfh.

      • GreenLadyHere

        alma- – -I KNOW- –HUH?- – — Happy 4 the EXPOSE. . .

  • Walter White on what this riot meant to him:

    “I knew then who I was. I was a Negro, a human being with an invisible pigmentation that marked me a person to be hunted, hanged, abused, or discriminated against, kept in poverty and ignorance, in order that those whose skin was white would have readily at hand a proof of their superiority, a proof patent and inclusive, accessible to the moron and the idiot as well as to the wise man and the genius.”

    This had nothing to do with the usual nonsensical bugaboo (white womanhood is under siege) and everything to do with destroying the Black Middle Class. Punishing them for in the midst of white supremacy having the temerity to prosper. See Tulsa 1921.

  • 7thangel
    • Alma98

      LOL believe it or not I saw someone wearing shorts that were more revealing than this last Sunday lol.

      • Miranda

        They were wearing panties then.

        • Alma98

          Basically lol. They were these shorts with a lace trim. The trim had come apart from a lot of washing I guess. You could almost see her hoo-ha lol. All the men noticed right away lol.

    • GreenLadyHere

      7thangel- — Ummmm- – –Nice SHOES.- –:>)

      • Alma98

        Yeasty lol

        • GreenLadyHere

          LOL alma- – -O.K.– -:>)

    • It’s going to get interesting around the produce section.

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin’ woody45. :>) **BIG HUG** :>)

        LOL– – -U. AIN’T- — – NEVA- – -LIED.- – -::>)

        Good 2 C U♥ :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • Alma98

      That does look like a hospital gown made into a top and shorts lol.

    • Kennymack1971

      Well now….

    • rikyrah

      Ummm
      Ummm
      Uh uh uh

    • BoomerGal

      It’s over. All over.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– – ☺http://files.shroomery.org/files/06-19/709142654-waving-cactus.gif

    — – ☺http://www.lovethispic.com/uploaded_images/111819-Sending-Prayers.gif?1

    —2– -AG/DAUGHTER♥/Family♥– – -AMEN♥– –

  • Alma98

    hahaha

  • LOL!!!

  • Please tell me Usher didn’t say his! I beg you!

  • Admiral_Komack

    Lawyers:
    “Keep singing, Usher, keep singing!”

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –THIS is WHAT a F’REALZ- –PRESIDENT DOES- – — – 2 LEAD annnnd COMFORT- – -RESIDENTS♥ — —— :>)

    – – –☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyZltYdr8Ao

    – — –PHOOL jus’ issued a tweet. . — -aaarrrgg!!—BUT NO EXPECTATIONS. .

  • adept2u

    I’m gonna have to learn how to run Photoshop. I want to shop Colleen the Whipper of Racists on the back of a dragon…

    • Alma98

      LOL

    • 7thangel

      lol

    • GreenLadyHere

      adept2u- – — LOL- – -Sooo WATCHIN’. . :>)

    • Joy

      ROFL!

    • Miranda

      ROFLMAO

    • BoomerGal

      Sounds like something out of Game of Thrones.

  • adept2u

    I was wondering if the rest of the world saw it too. At least some do

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/004ab97d3e1ceb0a543c73627f121e133c332e1ecccaab675e8b80294f1d015e.jpg

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – -HAH!- – —E-C-L-I-P-S-E!!- – –F’REALZ!!- — :>)

    — – -☺https://twitter.com/jdd2169/status/901088946611929088

    WAYTA- — Goo– – -#TeamMueller- ♥– – -:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- — RESISTANT♥- – — Brangin’- – — TRUTH!!.[Hopefully]- .— –

    – – – -☻https://twitter.com/milesjreed/status/900447745760165895

    —- COMMENT:- – –he should be deported and have all his assets siezed… but it probly would just end up being more debt for us– –

  • Sweet was like you’ve got to be kidding. Didn’t matter how good a director DW Griffith was nobody in their right mind on screen or off could have the hots for Gish.

    http://c0.nrostatic.com/sites/default/files/pic_600x350_021715_SM_Birth-of-a-Nation.jpg

    • LOL!!

    • 7thangel

      _________________________

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia♥– – -☺http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MvJkoj8R0X4/UoAWDjoJF9I/AAAAAAAACnE/v7YX0GH3gcA/s1600/blank-stare.gif

      She KNEW- – — that there were no –CAMERAS. . .– – – WHEW LAWD– –*smh**

    • Miranda

      I. AM. CRYING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ooooo. Nicely done Sepia.

  • Alma98

    bwa hahahahaha!!1

  • Alma98
  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥— HAH!- – – –COMMENT:– – Fake News. Everybody knows Donald can’t read maps, let alone use coherent sentences!– — -NOT EVEN A Creditable- –PHOTO-OP!

    — –☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/901121595678351360

    — – -COMMENTS:- — Colorful pictures are the only way he can understand information.— -[WORD!]– –

    – —$20 says they slipped an electoral map of Texas in there just to keep him interested. “What’s all this red? Districts you won Mr president”

    Like anyone believes he cares.;- —“A hurricane is a lot of clouds that swirl around in a circle. Yes, you’re right! Just like the toilet does. Good boy! You’re getting it!”—[LOL]

    • Alma98

      We know he doesn’t understand any of it.

      • GreenLadyHere

        alma- – — -WORD!!- 2Da- – –WORD! — – LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥—Yaaass- —“NO— -2– -MARA-LAGO”- — UPDATE- —– —

    — -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/901117325071568896

    WAYTA– Gooo– -RESISTANTS♥– -:>)

    • Alma98

      Didn’t we know this already. They always come up with bullshit sayings like”intangibles”.

      • Miranda

        “moxie”, “spunk” and “grit” are only things white quarterbacks possess. LOL

        • Alma98

          LOL yep

  • Alma98

    LOL
    10 Signs You’ve Just Met a Black Person Who’s About to Tell You ‘I’m Not Like Other Black People’

    http://verysmartbrothas.theroot.com/10-signs-youve-just-met-a-black-person-whos-about-to-te-1798405232

    • Alma98

      Yes he did, now off to read.

    • Joy

      Ooh wee. I’m sending this link home.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morn’tin’ DJ.- — :>) **BIG HUG** :>)– –

      WHOA!- – – – –No Denial Here!- – -Sooo he can STOP with Da- – Pontius Pilate -“Imitation”- – -https://i.makeagif.com/media/6-03-2015/tDMF-M.gif

      — -WE Sooo KNOW!!- — ’bout— JUDAS.– –

      Good 2 C U♥ :>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    OMG_________________________so yall didn’t practice NARY A NOTE!?!?
    https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/901005510421381120

    • Alma98
    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- —NO WORDS– – -☺http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MvJkoj8R0X4/UoAWDjoJF9I/AAAAAAAACnE/v7YX0GH3gcA/s1600/blank-stare.gif

      – — NONE!- — -☺https://media.giphy.com/media/pSelpGmPMlYQ0/giphy.gif

  • 7thangel

    the netflixx execs must have been high on meth when they greenlit chuck lorre’s crappy new sitcom, disjointed

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up