October 19, 2017

Monday Open Thread: The African Origin of Humanity with Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.!

(Originally posted April 8, 2014)

In this week’s series, the late historian, anthropologist and physicist Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop (1923-1986) breaks down the African origin of humanity.

First, a brief bio of Dr. Diop:

Distinguished historian and Pan-Africanist political leader, Cheikh Anta Diop was born in Diourbel, Senegal on December 23, 1923 to a Muslim Wolof family. Part of the peasant class, his family belonged to the African Mouride Islamic sect. Diop grew up in both Koranic and French colonial schools. Upon completing his bachelor’s degree in Senegal, Diop moved to Paris, where he began his graduate studies at the Sorbonne in 1946 in physics.

Once at the Sorbonne, however, Diop became involved in the African students’ anticolonial movement, where young intellectuals worked for African independence. He helped organize the first Pan-African Student Congress in Paris in 1951 and in 1956 participated in the First World Congress of Black Writers and Artists in Paris. These movements laid the groundwork for a growing African liberation sentiment, supported by the ideological arguments of Negritude, Marxism, and Pan-Africanism.

Committed to the richness of African history, Diop’s 1951 Ph.D. dissertation looked into ancient Egyptian history and the influence it had on European culture. At a time when European cultural superiority was the accepted notion, Diop proclaimed that African civilizations were the inspiration and origin of European accomplishments. The Sorbonne rejected his dissertation, yet his work nevertheless received worldwide attention. In 1955 his work was published as Nations negres et culture (Negro Nations and Culture), a publication that would make him one of the most widely known and controversial historians of his era.  Partly due to the response to the book, in 1960 Diop was awarded his doctorate by the Sorbonne. That same year, Senegal gained its independence and Diop returned to his home country.

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PART I:

  • Tunisia

    Good morning POU! It’s 46 degrees outside. I am not ready.

    • Joy

      Morning, Tunisia. It was in the 90s in Texas yesterday. Really disappointed…I need some fall weather!

      • Tunisia

        Morning, Joy.

    • BoomerGal

      Good Morning, Tunisia!

      • Tunisia

        GM, Boomergal.

    • Miranda

      Good Morning!
      I completely misread the temp and I am FREEZING!

      • Tunisia

        Most people love fall & winter. Me, not so much. I only like fall for my cute cloths/boots, but I don’t like being cold.

        • BoomerGal

          I hear that and as you know, winter here is TOO FUCKIN LONG!!!

          • Tunisia

            I was happy not to return to Michigan except to visit family due to the weather. But, due to climate change the weather here in East Tennessee mirrors Michigan in terms of temperature on most fall/winter days.

          • BoomerGal

            Uh oh!

        • Miranda

          I love between 60 and 75 degrees. That’s all I want to do year round. LOL

          • Tunisia

            That’s my kind of weather.

        • TyrenM

          Can’t stand Winter. I know I’m in the wrong place, but yeah.

          • Tunisia

            I am with you on your hatred of winter. I have never been a fan.

          • MsKitty

            If I didn’t have to leave the house from December to April I would love winter. But since that’s not an option, I tolerate it.

    • MsKitty

      Morning Tunisia

      • Tunisia

        Morning, MsKitty.

  • Tunisia

    Lol….I know. It just makes it harder for me to get out of the bed.

  • jds09

    Good morning rikyrah, Tunisia and the rest of the POU Fam.

    • Tunisia

      GM jds09.

    • Joy

      Morning, jds.

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, jds!

    • rikyrah

      Morning jds

    • MsKitty

      Morning jds

  • Joy

    Morning, Rikyrah…morning, POU!

    • rikyrah

      Morning Joy

  • MonieTalks

    Morning POU!

    At least 10 rifles found in a hotel room is being reported. And he transports them to his 32nd floor room and no one notices, or reports prior, or is suspicious…..wow.

    Meanwhile…I wonder were any victims of this horrific shooting detained with a gun held to their head in the aftermath of the chaos like Michael Bennett.

    Damn, America.

    • MsKitty

      Morning Monie

      • MonieTalks

        Morning MsKitty.

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, POU! Wow!! White on white crime?? SAY IT AIN’T SO!! Wonder if he was Democrat or Republican??

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

  • adept2u

    Score another one for WhiteIsis

    I’m not hearing anyone discuss the race of the shooter yet. I’ve heard the media say this isn’t terrorism. That equals White man. I didn’t give a damn about naming them as the problem they are before. I give fewer now.

    • jds09

      Older white man living in an affluent senior community in Las Vegas.

    • MonieTalks

      Meanwhile his roommate, who is reported to be of Asian descent, is having her pictured plastered everywhere. And she is not a person of interest related to this shooting. uh huh.

    • MonieTalks

      Paddock owned to aircraft and held a pilot’s license.

      With 10 rifles, shooting from over 1,700 feet from hotel room, let’s be honest, this muthafucka was OBSESSED with guns.

    • MsKitty

      When I was listening to the radio at 7 a.m. and the name still wasn’t released I knew what was up. If his name was Mohammed, Taquan or Jose we would have know their identity before sunrise on the East Coast.

  • jds09

    Just watch….some domestic violence is gonna be at the bottom of this. He’s mad cause he can’t get laid on command.

  • rikyrah

    FYI,

    If you know people that buy their health insurance on the exchange, please tell them to price it out!!

    Because of Dolt45 and his Merry band of saboteurs…
    They messed with the market, perverting it.

    In a number of markets…..

    THE GOLD PLAN IS CHEAPER THAN THE SILVER.

    I repeat…

    THE GOLD PLAN IS CHEAPER THAN THE SILVER.

    tell them to absolutely cost compare this year.

    • adept2u

      My Sweetie is an acknowledged expert in the ACA. She spoken before 10’s of thousands in defense of it.

      Flat out do not try to enroll yourself. Call her. She will see that you be enrolled. She will diagnose what you and your family needs and will see that you are able to purchase it.

      They made a huge error cutting out insurance agents as enrollment entities. We are trained and motivated. We but specially she is still here. FOR THE FAMILY

      • jds09

        Good to know. Will do. And thank you.

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family. Another mass shooting. And we’ll do the same song and dance we always do.

    Shock and horror.

    Then thoughts and prayers.

    And then nothing.

    Especially since the shooter is a white man and they won’t be able to wring a terrorism angle out of this (because only brown people are terrorists don’t you know) they’ll be moving on by Thursday.

    I’m so over this shit. I wish I could feel different but Sandy Hook settled everything for me. Once the deaths of children failed to move the needle despite PBO giving it all he had…yeah just over it.

    • Joy

      Morning, Kenny. I woke up to this and though I offered up prayers to the victims, it still felt like to me a normal day in America. And that’s truly sad.

    • MsKitty

      White children in the suburbs. If it was Black and Brown kids in an inner city school then you could just chalk it up to well, they don’t care about us anyway. But I thought white children in a suburban school, this is something that will really hit close to home with Congress and THIS will finally be the thing that moves gun control forward.

      When that didn’t happen, I knew it was a wrap once and for all. For all intents and purposes every single one of us is a potential target.

      • I wonder if people could’ve seen the photos of those children, would it have made a difference a la Emmett Till?

        • MsKitty

          I’ve often wondered that too, but on the other hand I’ve read stories of folks whose kids are accidentally killed by guns they have around the house, and they just chalk it up to a tragic accident and keep it moving because they have to have their guns no matter what. SMH.

  • MonieTalks

    Meanwhile this was a garbage tweet sent out just 3 days ago.

    https://twitter.com/NRA/status/913818483867226114

  • Miranda
    • BoomerGal

      Uh huh!! My question, too!!

  • BoomerGal

    They can’ stop lying.

    White House-credentialed media outlet falsely accuses left-wing loon of Las Vegas shooting

    Source: Think Progress

    The Gateway Pundit, a pro-Trump blog that has been credentialed by the White House, ran a story Monday morning touting a conspiracy theory and misidentifying the shooter that killed more than 50 people and injured more than 100 in Las Vegas early Monday.

    The shooter has been identified as Stephen Paddock by Las Vegas police, but Gateway Pundit ran a story headlined Las Vegas Shooter Reportedly a Democrat Who Liked Rachel Maddow, MoveOn.org and Associated with Anti-Trump Army that appears to be picked up from 4chans Politically Incorrect forums.

    Geary Danley, reportedly the murderer of at least 20 concertgoers in Las Vegas, from initial accounts, was a far left loon, Joe Hoft wrote for Gateway Pundit. Per a review of his Facebook account, he was a fan of Rachel Maddow, Peoples Action, Democrats, MoveOn.org, etc

    Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/gateway-pundit-geary-danley-5280ad08276f/

    • adept2u

      That person needs to be sued as well as Gateway Pundit for every penny they currently have or will ever earn.

      • Miranda

        Precisely. Make Jim Hoft have to go live on the street for this vile shit.

  • BoomerGal

    These mutha fuckas will NEVER learn, you CANNOT run a government like a business!!

    Special Report: HP Enterprise let Russia scrutinize cyberdefense system used by Pentagon

    Source: REUTERS

    WASHINGTON/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Hewlett Packard Enterprise allowed a Russian defense agency to review the inner workings of cyber defense software used by the Pentagon to guard its computer networks, according to Russian regulatory records and interviews with people with direct knowledge of the issue.

    The HPE system, called ArcSight, serves as a cybersecurity nerve center for much of the U.S. military, alerting analysts when it detects that computer systems may have come under attack (Graphic: tmsnrt.rs/2yHK3VS). ArcSight is also widely used in the private sector.

    The Russian review of ArcSight’s source code, the closely guarded internal instructions of the software, was part of HPE’s effort to win the certification required to sell the product to Russia’s public sector, according to the regulatory records seen by Reuters and confirmed by a company spokeswoman.

    Six former U.S. intelligence officials, as well as former ArcSight employees and independent security experts, said the source code review could help Moscow discover weaknesses in the software, potentially helping attackers to blind the U.S. military to a cyber attack.

    Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-russia-hpe-specialreport/special-report-hp-enterprise-let-russia-scrutinize-cyberdefense-system-used-by-pentagon-idUSKCN1C716M?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

    • Joy

      Are you fucking kidding me? The Pentagon should get rid of all of HP software and install new security and the company should be fined in the billions. And someone needs to serve time for that dumbass decision.

      • Miranda

        This isn’t just regular negligence…this is on purpose. I bet the entire defense system community is compromised.

        • BoomerGal

          Yeah, for profit on purpose!

    • adept2u

      LOOOOOL this nation is easier to play than tic tac toe.

      • Anything for money.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      A normal administration would be canceling ALL HP contracts, throwing out all HP computer systems and software, and planning a boatload of lawsuits against HP that would bankrupt them to ruin.

      • BoomerGal

        Operative word here, “normal.”

      • Town

        A normal administration would.

        But this is Donald Trump’s Administration, which is in league with Russia. They are deliberately selling out to Russia with the aid & support of the GOP which is also in league with Russia (Russian donors/money laundering).

        Mueller needs to be protected and he and his team need to take his time and make sure everything is airtight because I think his findings will end up bringing down the entire US Government.

        • BoomerGal

          I wish the fuck they would c’mon!! It seems they’ve got enough schitt to bring down several people!!

    • So HP literally sold us out.

  • MonieTalks

    So y’all remember when the rose brigade and faux progressives were mad after “alt-left” was used by Trump.

    Well, the trash alt-right smeared an innocent man with “neoliberal” in regards to LV massacre. Who wants to bet the rose brigade, Berniebros and fauxgressives won’t stop their bullshit name-calling in light of this?

    https://twitter.com/broderick/status/914805484540104704/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthinkprogress.org%2Fgateway-pundit-geary-danley-5280ad08276f%2F

    • adept2u

      Funny yesterday we were complaining about their antics with a Black woman. Twitter is controlled by evil people. They knew they had a cesspool with every hashtag of black pain white people flocked to and fed from.

      • Miranda

        Silicon Valley seems to be controlled by white racists who hide behind this veneer of being “progressive”…they’re just plain old white supremacists that get the funding to spread their hate via social media.

  • MsKitty

    Morning Fam.

    Don’t even know what to say at this point. When you live in a country where even Jesus Christ has to tale a backseat to Smith and Wesson when it comes to worship, this is the end result. The record for the deadliest shooting in America has become a record that is easily broken again and again, and this one will be broken too.

    I haven’t been on social media yet but I hope at least the usual suspects have spared us the tired “our thoughts and prayers go out to…” tripe. But if not, this is for them:

    “But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” – James 2:20

    • Miranda

      The GOP and the NRA are terrorist groups that fund and support these acts against us. If folks don’t start accepting that and fighting it in those terms, then we can all just kiss this life goodbye.

  • MonieTalks
    • BoomerGal

      YEESSS!!!

    • Joy

      Damn.

    • Oh my!

    • 7thangel

      the canuck in him has come all the way out

  • MsKitty

    Morning rikyrah

  • GOVCHRIS1988

    Off topic, because we gonna need some more joy today. The Family Matters Cast reunion.

    https://www.facebook.com/EWCastReunions/videos/1286458781481436/

    • Joy

      And on a related note:

      Jaimee Foxworth Speaks Out About Not Being Invited to Entertainment Weekly’s Family Matters Reunion Photo Shoot

      Excerpt: After seeing the EW cover with the original cast of Family Matters, social media had one question, “Where’s Judy?” So I searched for Judy and found her. Now a mother of a son, and just putting the final touches on her book about growing up as a child star, Foxworth wasn’t at all shocked to see the cover. Although she received her walking papers from the show, she’s still close with Payton, McCrary, Williams and Shawn Harrison, who hilariously played everyone’s favorite goofball Waldo Gerlado Faldo.

      “I was not invited at all. I wasn’t even contacted,” Foxworth said in an interview with The Root.

      “Shawn (Waldo) sent me a text two days before it was released. He asked if anyone contacted me, and he just wanted to let me know that EW contacted them to do a reunion cover. And he just didn’t want me to be shocked when it came out,” Foxworth continued.

      • Town

        She said Waldo Faldo called her and gave her the heads up about the reunion photo shoot so she wouldn’t be surprised when it came out. She said she knew her omission was intentional because they even had a picture of Momma Winslow in the background.

      • That’s messed up.

  • Miranda

    He is going to say something crass, inappropriate and cold…because that’s who he is.
    https://twitter.com/KellyO/status/914850494589362176
    https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/914851366933352448

    • BoomerGal

      Oh Lordt.

    • MsKitty

      “The shooter was very good people.”

  • Miranda

    Leaked DHS memo reveals White House strategy to duck blame for Maria mess
    01 OCT 2017 AT 20:49 ET

    A memo leaked on Sunday and published by Axios.com reveals that President Donald Trump’s administration is aggressively trying to shift the blame for its dismal response to Hurricane Maria and to carry out “planned hits” against the president’s critics.

    Trump’s top Homeland Security advisor Tom Bossert authored the memo, which detailed the administration’s plans to “start a theme of recovery planning for the bright future that lies ahead for Puerto Rico. Planned hits, tweets, tv bookings and other work will limit the need for reactionary efforts.”

    He continued by insisting that the Trump administration is not to blame for the fact that relief efforts did not begin in earnest until nearly a week after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

    “The storm caused these problems, not our response to it. We have pushed about as much stuff and people through a tiny hole in as short a timeframe as possible,” he wrote.

    text of memo” https://www.axios.com/full-text-white-houses-tom-bossert-update-on-puerto-rico-2491599603.html

    • MsKitty

      I see you, career civil servant dropping the dime on your superiors.

      Thumbs up.

      • Miranda

        These career employees are what’s helping us the most these days.

        • jds09

          Career civil servants and ADAPT are literally true patriots.

    • Town

      Translation: It’s Obama’s fault

  • Miranda

    Bakari Sellers@Bakari_Sellers 3m3 minutes ago
    I got you Madame Secretary. Call @RepJeffDuncan at (202) 225-5301. He is the sponsor of this awful bill. Flood his phone lines.
    https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/914853465926639618

  • Miranda

    SMDH…thank goodness people are willing to track this scum and shine a light on it.
    https://twitter.com/annalecta/status/914831263546134529

    • jds09

      Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed of all places are practicing actual journalism.

  • Joy

    Confession: I haven’t watched the Cowboys play the last two weeks. I’m kind of pissed at the way the players let Jerruh manipulate them. Seriously disappointed in Dez and Dak and especially Brice Butler with his “Massa ain’t done nuthin wrong”. They were quick to speak out about the shooting of DPD, but had nary a word to say about Jordan. Then when you ask them about what’s going on with the protests and stuff, they give pat answers that mimic Jason and Jerruh. I mean, I don’t need you to be militant, but damn, at least show some concern for your people. I’m over the NFL and the Cowboys this season and focused on the Mavs. Not sure if or when I’ll feel like rooting for my football team again.

    • Kennymack1971

      I’m almost there Joy. I watch them out of habit but the emotion isn’t there and I don’t watch any other games right now. I’m just in a weird place with the Cowboys and the NFL right now. It’s clear what their preferred demo is and I’m clearly not it.

      • Miranda

        This. They can’t reconcile who they NEED with who they WANT. But this is the way with damn near every industry in this racist country.

    • Daltex82

      I’m glad to know I’m not the only fan feeling this way. I watched yesterday because I’ve been a fan my whole life, but right now I’m just not feeling it. So disappointed but not surprised by the attitude of these players.

  • Miranda
    • They getting his ass all the way together in his mentions!

      • BoomerGal

        LOL!!!

    • jziglar

      So let’s just pretend that Pres. Obama didn’t push for universal background checks, bringing back the Assault weapons ban that was passed under the Brady Bill with Pres. Clinton. He did interviews, town halls, and called member of congress to vote on these measures. And the universal background check bill which had 90% support from the public couldn’t even clear the filibuster threshold in the senate. Funny how he doesn’t blame Bernie Sanders who had a history of voting against greater gun control measures in the past, but let’s blame Obama because that’s the only thing mediocre inadequate white men can do.

  • Miranda
    • BoomerGal

      Heh

    • This makes no damn sense!

    • Alma98

      But Chicago though, smgdh.

      • BoomerGal

        HA!!!

  • MsKitty

    1 and 3 already happened if you’re keeping score at home.

    https://twitter.com/JamilahLemieux/status/914847858758766592

  • MsKitty
  • MsKitty
    • BoomerGal

      Nope! $$$$$$$$ That almighty dollar!!

  • Alma98

    uh huh Hey Sepia

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      THANK YOU!

  • MsKitty

    Set that bar any lower you’ll need a backhoe to find it.

    https://twitter.com/poniewozik/status/914863601952989184

    • Miranda

      Disgusting…absolutely disgusting what the media has become. White privilege is causing this mayhem.

    • The beltway media is pure shit.

  • MsKitty
    • rikyrah

      Tell it

  • MonieTalks

    So this terrorist has a PILOT’S license, 2 planes, and was reported to have worked at Lockheed Martin and the best picture the media can get is one with the muthafucka’s eyes closed. FOH.

    • Miranda

      They don’t want to show this “respectable employee” – they are determined to make him an outlier.

      • MonieTalks

        Especially when you consider that Marilou Danley’s photo, which looks like it could be a driver’s license photo is plastered every damn where. But his mofo has one with his eye’s closed. Straight white bullshit.

  • MonieTalks
    • Miranda

      Silicon Valley is complicit and welcomes these disgusting sociopaths to their platforms.

  • MonieTalks
    • Miranda

      So sad…….this has to stop.

    • Damn. That poor man. *smh*

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      SMDH…..these social media platforms refuse to do better. They are just pretending.

  • GreenLadyHere

    — – –Good MornTin’ Sepia♥/POU FAM♥ — :>) **BIG HUG*- –:>)- –[Condolences On This Tragedy.More L8R]—-Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop♥- – -A REVERED SCHOLAR♥– His Works ENDURE.♥- Thank U Sepia♥. – – -0:>

    – –☺https://pics.me.me/theankhlife-the-melanin-dosage-tests-was-developed-by-dr-cheikh-14601874.png

    – – – –Many FIRSTS♥He helped organize the first Pan-African Student Congress in Paris in 1951 and in 1956 participated in the First World Congress of Black Writers and Artists in Paris.– –

    – – -ENJOY♥- – -https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-X3Yv_HEseNI/VuRISrtRbqI/AAAAAAAALDI/QFOzMmRRKXoTqEmChtaNedyOkps0FQgtQ/s1600/mango%2Bbanana%2Bdates%2Bpineapple%2Bsmoothie.jpg
    [African Fare♥]

    — -B BLESSED♥- – – -SAFE♥[In all ways] – –PRAYERFUL♥ – – -RESISTANT♥ –:>)

    • MsKitty

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin’- – – -☻http://37.media.tumblr.com/b5ff7b57eba38725e3eb1811aaa6e026/tumblr_n24fzue1sf1qcam1bo2_400.gif

        – – -**BIG HUG** :>) – – -Good 2 C U♥.- –
        -B BLESSED♥ :>)

    • rikyrah

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin” rikyrah. :>)- – –*BIG HUG* –:>) B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥ – – – –From A RESISTANT♥ – –With- – *smh*– -FACTS

    — -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/914871590055284736

    – – –COMMENTS: — – Which means that Republicans will continue to offer their ‘thoughts & prayers’ and do nothing about gun control because guns are money.– – –

    – – –Curious, what part of the well regulated militia was Stephen Paddock a part of?– –

    – – – — -☻https://twitter.com/itsybitsydotsie/status/914873216853856259

    • Alma98

      Sick ass white folks.

  • Miranda

    In the eight months since Trump took office, more Americans have been killed in attacks by white American men with no connection to Islam than by Muslim terrorists or foreigners.
    https://twitter.com/voxdotcom/status/914875151690473473

    • Kennymack1971

      Dolt 45 is a clear and present danger.

    • Alma98

      They hollering in the comments.

    • Joy

      “Muslims can be white too!” Hit dogs hollerin.

    • rikyrah

      Hit dogs holler

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –WAYELL – – -Time 2 Drag Out This “CARD” – –– –

    – – –☺https://media.boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/11406768_10204731780998136_6474945432494468003_n.jpg

    – – -Aaarrrgg- —

  • Miranda

    *blinkk*…………..they’re practically romanticizing him.
    https://twitter.com/byaaroncdavis/status/914859041083490304

    • Kennymack1971

      It’s all part of the playbook when a mass shooter is white…

    • TyrenM

      Just a good ole boy. Never meanin no harm….

    • Admiral_Komack

      I see a bum.

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      58 people went to a country music festival on a clear Sunny night just to have fun and now their families must bury them. God damn America.

  • Miranda

    Report: Russia Helping North Korea With Internet Connection

    A Russian telecommunications firm appears to be providing Internet service to North Korea. According to 38 North, the company is providing a backup connection to Pyongyang in the event that the primary one from China is scrapped amid increased international pressure on North Korea over its missile tests. “The addition of Russian transit would create new internet path out of the country, increasing its resilience and international bandwidth capacity,” Doug Madory of Dyn Research told 38 North.
    https://twitter.com/thedailybeast/status/914878950228287489

    • MsKitty

      Vlad playing both sides against the middle.

      Don’t hold your breath waiting for an outraged cheeto tweet.

  • MsKitty

    And before folks want to put LVPD on a pedestal for just doing their jobs, check this out:

    https://twitter.com/platanosnlatkes/status/914778339096780800

  • Kennymack1971

    Dear White People,

    Leave President Obama out of this.

    He tried to do something about this gun shit and you spit in his face for it.

    All the “why didn’t he do more?” or “we need you now!” stuff?

    Shut the fuck up. Leave that man be.

    Heal your sick culture that accepts mass shootings as the price of freedom to stockpile assault weapons.

    Assholes.

    • rikyrah

      Tell it

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      All Kindsa- -PONTS!— -THIS:- –Heal your sick culture that accepts mass shootings as the price of freedom to stockpile assault weapons.— –

      B BLESSED♥ — — SLAYIN’- — tweets. — -:>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –OUR Beloved PRESIDENT♥ – – -TRYDTA- – -SET POLICIES- — BUT- – — Congress- – -RESISTED!!!- –— -aarrgg

    – –☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7IUVJCRfNS8

    BLESS U SIR♥- –

  • Miranda

    Transcripts detail plot to bomb Somali refugees in Kansas
    https://twitter.com/catjando/status/914852086403289088
    WICHITA, KAN. — Three men accused of conspiring to bomb a Kansas mosque and an apartment complex housing Somali refugees also allegedly discussed killing the refugees’ white landlord because he rented to Muslims, a move prosecutors say was meant to ensure the attack fully conveyed their anti-Muslim message.

    Details of the alleged plot emerged in government filings in advance of an upcoming detention hearing Wednesday for Gavin Wright. His attorney has argued that Wright was unaware his co-defendants intended to actually carry out the attack, portraying him as a lonely man desperate to find friends after moving to Liberal, a city along southwestern Kansas’ border with the Oklahoma Panhandle.

    But prosecutors countered Wednesday with court filings that include transcripts of profanity-laced recordings that paint a more damning picture of Wright and a splinter group of the militia Kansas Security Force that came to be known as “the Crusaders” — based on the name “Crusaders 2.0” that they gave to themselves on a phone messaging app.

    • Alma98

      uh huh

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –From Ex-Rep. GABBY GIFFORD♥- – – -*WRITE ON**- -WORD 2 CONGRESS!!– —
    – –☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/914880725152944130

    BLESS U♥- –

    • MsKitty

      It’s really shameful that her colleagues didn’t have her back when it counted.

      • GreenLadyHere

        MsKitty- – -WORD.- — annnnd They DON’T NOW.- — –

        In FACT- — -they have proposed NO Legislation- – Even after Rep. Scalise was SHOT!!- – -geesh.’

        All that applause did NUTHIN’- – -2 solve the problem!!- – -HYPOCRITES!!– –

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- — RESISTANT- -Rep. JIM HIMES♥- – – CALLS OUT- –Congress- – AGAIN. . – –

    – –☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/914883895576944645

    – –BLESS U♥ – –

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- —From RESISTANT♥- — KAT 4 OBAMA♥- – – – -WORD– —

    – –☺https://twitter.com/Kat4Obama/status/914886931057664001

    — —- -☻https://twitter.com/HRC/status/914839285882384384

    – — WATCHIN’- – -Their INACTION. . .hmph!

  • MsKitty
  • 7thangel

    i was awake and watched this all play out. by the time sleep got the better of me, they had identified the terrorist, oops, i mean lone wolf killer, and were using some shitty pic.

    hours later, with them knowing more about him, why am i still seeing the same shitty pic?

    • Miranda

      Because they don’t want you to see a pic of “Steve in Accounting who’s been here 20 years”.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –From- – -RESISTANT♥ – –STEVE Marmel♥ — – -CALLS- – -OUT- -“DOTARD”!!- — – –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/Marmel/status/914867268382683138

    – -COMMENT:- – – -☻https://twitter.com/karlgheller/status/914871819437404160

  • MsKitty

    Just realized when I go down to DC tomorrow for the rest of the week, I’ll be just in time to see all the campaign ads for the Virginia gubernatorial election. Good times.

    https://twitter.com/mediumbuyingllc/status/914876972102189057

    • Town

      Which is 8 days from now.

  • Miranda

    Stupid ass summabish.
    ————————————
    Miami Police Union Chief Uses Vegas Mass Shooting to Slam NFL Protests
    OCTOBER 2, 2017 | 9:48AM

    America is reeling this morning from the worst mass shooting in the nation’s history. At least 400 people were wounded and 50 killed in Las Vegas when a retired 64-year-old named Stephen Paddock opened fire with at least 10 rifles from the 32nd floor of a hotel onto a concert crowd below.

    Paddock’s motives are still a complete mystery — but that didn’t stop Miami’s police union chief for hopping online as the tragedy was unfolding to somehow try to tie the horrific mass killing to the ongoing, peaceful national anthem protests by NFL players.

    Lt. Javier Ortiz, the head of Miami’s Fraternal Order of Police, took to Twitter at 6:30 a.m. to bang out a post linking images of Vegas cops responding to the shooting to NFL players taking a knee during the anthem at a recent game:

    more here: https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/miami-police-union-chief-javier-ortiz-slams-nfl-during-vegas-mass-shooting-9716305

    • MsKitty

      #5 on Jamilah’s predictions downthread.

    • Let me guess….Ortiz is a white Cuban.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –RESISTANT♥ – – –JUDD Legum♥ — – -WORD. . – –

    – – –☻https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/914887282745905154

    – — COMMENT:- — 8 days of steady increases to gun & ammo manufacturers profits. NRA $36.3m investment in trump is starting to pay off….– – -[WE C. . aarrgg]

    WATCHIN’. . .

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      I needed that laugh.

    • TyrenM

      Get em.

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      The Onion is no longer a parody site…it’s hard hitting news.

  • Miranda

    Shannon Watts‏@shannonrwatts
    This is the Texas governor’s tweeted response to a professor who stopped teaching over new law allowing guns on college campuses. Really.
    https://twitter.com/GregAbbott_TX/status/914554962864197633

    • WTF?? His response makes no damn sense! The prof was saying he/she is scared they’ll be killed if they teach something a student disagrees with!

      • BoomerGal

        Comprehension is not their strong suit.

  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – —LAS VEGAS- – -UPDATE- —

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/914882728717295616

    – — COMMENT:- – –How many victims will it take before Congress does more than send thoughts and prayers? @SpeakerRyan @POTUS @SenateMajLdr– – –[WORD!!]

  • Miranda

    SMDH…….so many sick ass people out there who revel in spreading shit like this just to throw more salt on the wounds of the grieving.
    https://twitter.com/broderick/status/914801273584709632

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- —From- – -RESISTANT♥- –Sen. KAMALA Harris♥- – –WORD!– -:>)

    – – -☻https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/914895279341686788

    – – –COMMENT:- —We have cowards for congress members. Dems did a sit in last year, Ryan cut the cspan feed.
    Tells you what you need to know.
    — –

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –From- –RESISTANT♥- — Igorvolsky♥- – -CALLS OUT “DOTARD”- -annnd NRA[Cists]- –– –

    – –☺https://twitter.com/igorvolsky/status/914866589643755521

    – — COMMENT:- – –Yeah and Mitch McConnell has $5,000,000 donation from the NRA

    He gave the mentally ill the right to purchase a gun. He will do whatever the NRA & far right wing of the GOP want him to. All about $$$.– –

    – — “DOTARD”! = a Lyin’- – -Greedy- –HYPOCRITE!!!– —

  • GOVCHRIS1988
  • MonieTalks
    • Town

      But country music is filled with guns & violence.

      Most rap music these days are about strip clubs and big asses.

      • jds09

        And buying stuff.

    • Joy

      She should have slapped the shit out of her co-worker.

  • nellcote
    • MsKitty

      RIP, Ma’am

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Morntin’ nellcote. :>) *BIG- -Oregon- -HUG*- –:>)

      RIHEP♥– – Thank U♥- -4 Your – -ENDURANCE♥- –CONDOLENCES♥- — AMEN♥– -:>)

      – – –BLESS U♥ 4 Your- -COMPASSION- -SIR♥- –:>)

    • Joy

      Damn…this made me tear up. Rest in Glory, ma’am.

    • Miranda

      Rest with the angels.

    • Rest in Peace, ma’am.

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– –RESISTANTS♥- – -CALL – -OUT- — DOTARD- – -Onh is HYPOCRISY- -Comment: It only took you a week to find it on the map. And two weeks to visit.
    But Vegas? The blood won’t have dried and you’re already going Wed.
    – —WORD
    – – –

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/NBCPolitics/status/914896766637547520

    [4-Give –posting his PIC–I tryta AVOID “IT”]- –

    COMMENTS:- — Once again it is obvious that he has not a single clue what he’s talking about.

    – – –Tremendous, massive, fantastic… You’d never know he was describing devastation.- – -@POTUS “On the Island” is NOT in the hands of the people who need it.– —

    – –He is obsessed with this island excuse. Things didn’t go smoothly because … you know .. the island.;- — Why did it take MORE than a week for them to get a plan together for PR
    rescue? Everyone was ready to act, white house didn’t have a plan.
    – —

    — ☻https://media.giphy.com/media/zvTNiCRPPptu0/200.gif

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia♥- – -HOWARD K.– -☺http://pa1.narvii.com/5764/a06156c200b02f389c958bf262e768fec06c7794_hq.gif

  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- –HMPH!- —Here- -Come The- – -“EXCUSES”– -Get OUT The “Bingo” Cards.- —– –

    – –☺https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/914899610073812992

    — -COMMENTS:- — So 50yrs later [Ben]- -STEVE is affected by that and that’s why we have the mass shooting if not this story is pointless stay focused on [Ben] STEVE and why– –

    – – –Still not calling him a Terrorist eh? Guess he’s not “Muzzlum” enough.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- —PURPOSEFUL- – -ACTS– -of KINDNESS. .

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/CNN/status/914904713862221830

    BLESSINGS♥- – -2 ALL♥- – :>)

    NOW- –iff DOTARD/RETHUGS—could GIVE UP their nRA[cist$]—THIS WOULD NOT B NEEDED.!- –WON’T HAPPEN!

  • nellcote

    The Daily Edge‏ @TheDailyEdge 1h1 hour ago

    Like climate science, #guncontrol is not actually a “debate.” It’s a war on commonsense being waged by extremists.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – —From- – -RESISTANT♥- – -BLACK AZIZ A.♥- – – -WORD!!– — :>)

    – —☺https://twitter.com/Freeyourmindkid/status/914861533133508608

    – – –COMMENTS:- – – We would know everything about the man, and the pics that would be shown on the news would be chosen to infer that he is either a Terrorist or a thug. Imagine the backlash that the black and/or Muslim
    community would receive if Paddock belonged to either of those Groups. Hell a black person can’t even commit a crime in this country without Black Lives Matter being blamed for it. The fact that folks Are treating Paddock with kid gloves clearly shows that he has the complexion for he protection, even in death.

    – – – –The moment the story aired and no mention of details about this shooter I knew he was Caucasian.– –

    THIS:- – –repeatedly referred to Paddock’s “Asian companion”. How could that person’s skin color possibly be relevant?

    It’s relevant only because they’re looking for some justification for why white ppl kill white ppl. Dog whistle for someone influenced him.

  • Miranda

    Facebook Pledges to Hire 1,000 More Ad Reviewers Amid Russian Political Scandal

    Facebook, in damage-control mode after the discovery that a Russia-linked entity bought political ads on the social platform, is promising to expand the size of its team that reviews advertising among other new measures.

    The internet giant, which has more than 2 billion monthly users worldwide, outlined the plans Monday. The new steps include hiring 1,000 more employees to review ads over the next year — though Facebook isn’t saying how big that team is currently — as well as investing in artificial-intelligence systems to block ads that violate its policies.
    https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/914909334542352385

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      Nothing you can say after that.

  • Miranda

    “Not much we can do”…………….TERRORISTS. THE GOP IS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.
    https://twitter.com/goldengateblond/status/914910633019052032

    • Joy

      There’s a lot you can do, asshole.

  • MsKitty
    • Miranda

      Wow….that is sobering.

  • MonieTalks

    10 rifles found in a HOTEL room. Where is “stop and frisk” when you really need it?

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –From OUR Beloved PRESIDENT♥/FIRST LADY♥- – –ENCOURAGEMENT♥/Compassion♥- –– –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/914832655170011137

    – —Annnnd- – -He ALSO– -DID THIS- — YEARS AGO!!. .

    – — — – –☻https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgQYtdOoewQ
    – –AGAINST the Combative Actions of The NRA[cists] annnd RETHUGS!!!- – – -THEY – –OWN- – — THIS!!– -geesh!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Please tell me President Obama’s tweet got more likes than Orange Satans.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY GOVCHRIS1988. :>) **BIG HUG**- –:>)- -WORD.- –:>)- –People KNOW!!- — -:>)

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

  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – NOT luvin’ the HYPOCRISY of many TV Commentators- –Focusin’ on the WHO – – -WHEN- – -WHAT- – -of that WHITE –DOMESTIC TERRORIST”– – –Rather than- – -CHALLENGING– -the PAID NRA[cists]– -“DOTARD”/RETHUGS- – -2 MAKE/Enforce- – –GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION!!!- –DISTRACTION!!!!– –

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –The MORE- –Things- – -CHANGE- – -The –MORE- -They STAY- -the SAME- – –as Long as the PAID NRA[cist] DOTARD/Congress- –Exist!!!– –

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/914859035672883200

    — -**GLARES- –@– -DOTARD/RETHUGS!!***- – -aarrgg!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – —RESISTANT♥- – -CALLIN’- – – OUT The – -RETHUGS. . – —
    – –☺https://twitter.com/mattmfm/status/914869690672988161https://twitter.com/mattmfm/status/914869690672988161

  • Joy

    What does LV have to do with Chicago?

    https://twitter.com/kharyp/status/914917668586770433

    • Alma98

      It’s all they got Joy.

      • Miranda

        THIS.

  • GOVCHRIS1988

    I gotta bring Paul Mooney back………

    https://youtu.be/jl_YXYbtksk?t=2717

  • MonieTalks
    • Miranda

      But this isn’t someone that Twitter feels the need to suspend. Interesting.

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
  • 7thangel

    so, i’ve seen 1/2 a dozen pics of the woman of interest, and yet they’re still using the same two drunk pics of the mass murderer.

    ridiculous

    • Joy

      I’m surprised they’re using the drunk pic instead of some nice buttoned up one like they’re prone to do.

      • 7thangel

        in this case, i would prefer a buttoned down pic in order to show that he isn’t some anomaly. yet another white all-american mass murdering terrorist

  • MonieTalks

    But yet we all needed to know the arrest history of Tamir Rice’s father….

    The FAA will not release any information regarding his mental health from his last certification in 2008 because it is protected under federal privacy rules.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/02/us/las-vegas-attack-stephen-paddock-trnd/index.html

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up