October 21, 2017

Thursday Afternoon Thread: K-Dot Week

Alright

The Recipe feat Dr. Dre

These Walls

  • rikyrah

    Possible Evil Legislation Alert.
    Please start calling

    https://mobile.twitter.com/TopherSpiro/status/855009459676033024

    • Miranda

      I don’t see how any “compromise” gets to 216 because I don’t think there really is a compromise on actual legislation. The only compromise would be campaign dollars being withheld as a threat, or other such blackmailing tactics from the rethug leadership. So if the so-called “moderates” try and pretend they will go along with the we-dont-give-af Freedom Caucus – they can’t sell that to their constituents in purple districts at all.

  • lamh

    Oh come on!!!

    Report: Jason Chaffetz expected to resign as early as tomorrow

  • nellcote
    • TyrenM

      Ah helllz nah!

    • Admiral_Komack

      Oh, Come On!

    • aleth

      hahahahahha Let me send this to my guy

    • Joy

      Are you fudging kidding me?!

  • nellcote

    guess he won’t be bringing bernie along…
    https://twitter.com/TheRevAl/status/854740399059062787

    • BoomerGal

      I already know what he’s going to say.

    • sagittarius

      Bernie ain’t trying to get cussed out, gospel style.

    • Admiral_Komack

      We’ll see.

    • aleth

      boo

  • Miranda

    Where Did All the Black Teachers Go?
    APRIL 20, 2017

    I started first grade at an all-black elementary school in Chester, Pa., a deeply segregated factory town near Philadelphia, in 1957 — three years after the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that school segregation was unconstitutional.

    The crisply dressed first graders who moved hesitantly that day through the halls of the Booker T. Washington Elementary School — built expressly for “colored children” — would be the first in their families to find relief from some of the most egregious humiliations that had come with being black in our town.

    A popular restaurant nearby that used to turn away black patrons had begrudgingly begun to seat them. The movie theaters (including the one where black townspeople had watched “Gone With the Wind” from “colored” seats in the balcony) no longer separated patrons by race. The skating rink was the lone Jim Crow holdout: Black skaters could attend only if it was “ebony” night.

    Segregated schools for black students were often decrepit, poorly staffed and crushingly overcrowded. But I recall no such infirmities at Booker T., as we called it. It was sparkly clean, quiet as a library and firmly under the control of steely, well-educated African-American women who were sticklers for grammar, could freeze your misbehaving heart with a glare and had the unnerving habit of engaging our parents in conversation on the street.

    Today, many of the women who taught at Booker T. would instead have become lawyers, bankers or executives. But back then, discrimination that would ease with the passage of time had ruled out those careers and made teaching the default choice for the capable Negro women who then poured their aspirations into us.

    The significance of what they gave us is being driven home in a growing body of research showing that black children — particularly those from impoverished families — benefit from having black teachers.

    more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/opinion/where-did-all-the-black-teachers-go.html

    • edp4bho

      Afternoon Miranda, POU. I arrived to kindergarten about the same time, and to polished, professional black teachers, in a segregated school in Philly. Exactly as the writer described. Am very proud of that time in my life.

      • isonprize

        @edp4bho:disqus You know it!! It’s down to %20 of black teachers in the School District of Philadelphia (traditional public schools) Some of the charters are higher, but they often aren’t union gigs and some of them don’t have to have teacher certifications. Don’t even get me started!!!

    • Alma98

      They ran them out and put so called white libs in their place.

  • MonieTalks

    I ALWAYS suspicious about the circumstances surrounding Benghazi because of the timing. I will never forget the hasty press conference Mitt Romney gave during that election year press conference and the smirk he had on his face afterwards. I never knew this bit either. Uh huh. It is all making much more sense now.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/08c0f29ab6fc85cb3446d542f021d140ab4ab998c2beed400ea6778151e4203d.png

  • nellcote
  • lamh

    Who is this tweeter? this don’t make no sense why would he resign so quickly to do this?

    https://twitter.com/bijancbayne/status/855123138643976192

    • Miranda

      Chaffetz’s digital guy already said he registered the domains but that Chaffetz isn’t running. They do this all the time – there is a registered Boehner for President domain too.

      But more importantly…NO CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE STEPS DOWN UNLESS ITS A SCANDAL.

      • isonprize

        Follow dat $$$.

        Officially running for an office means you can grift for the cash to pay your legal bills.

  • Miranda
  • Miranda

    No, I will never stop being this petty
    https://twitter.com/ALT_uscis/status/854761661584093185

    • isonprize

      And I’m here for it.
      ALL DAY LONG!! ALL DAY, EVERY DAY!!

      They will NOT succeed in erasing PBOs legacy. #NotOnMyWatch

    • TyrenM

      Even Peyton’s bitchass smiling.

      • MsKitty

        I know, right?

  • nellcote
    • BoomerGal

      LOL!!!!

    • Miranda

      Well I’m proud to be a coal…..wait…..solar famers daughter!

  • Miranda

    I drive by Northside Parkway every single day. Yall won’t me to put on my trenchcoat and sunglasses and go find out who this is??

    https://twitter.com/christinawilkie/status/855134670341713920

    • TyrenM

      Trenchcoat and sunglasses… that’s hot.

      Oh yeah, get em!

      • Miranda

        HAHAHAHA

    • sagittarius

      Nah… might be a Russian front. You might fall off a building with a heart attack, after strangers beat you to death.

      • TyrenM

        Ooh. Good point.

      • Admiral_Komack

        No, comrade.
        What would be said is:
        she ate bad bowl of borscht, ran into wall many, many, times, and then slipped.

      • Miranda

        Oh….good point.

    • BoomerGal

      hmmm…………

  • Miranda

    To go from platinum to dirt is a mighty big fall.
    https://twitter.com/TedGenoways/status/855130253404119040

    • Admiral_Komack

      That ain’t dirt, that’s SHIT!

      • edp4bho

        LOL. Atleast I can grow great tomatoes in dirt !

    • aleth

      I actually think its good he took this picture- its good for the history books to see how racist his voters were. It is watching the mediocrity trying to be legitimate.

  • Miranda

    YALL!
    Oh so now Hawaii is not a state in the union anymore? Oh we’re back to this you racist, xenophobic slug!
    https://twitter.com/matthewamiller/status/855125133681405952

  • Miranda

    Greg Sargent‏@ThePlumLineGS
    Officials rushing heath bill that could harm millions b/c Trump fears embarrassing 100 day coverage:

    White House plans Obamacare showdown next week
    The text of a new bill is likely to circulate Friday or by the weekend.
    04/20/17 10:26 AM EDT

    The White House is pushing for another showdown vote on repealing Obamacare next week, to coincide with President Donald Trump hitting his 100-day milestone in office.

    Legislative text of a new deal that could revive the House Republican bid to repeal Obamacare is likely to be circulated Friday “or by the weekend,” according to two senior White House officials, with an eye toward holding a House floor vote next Wednesday or Thursday.

    more here: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/20/obamacare-repeal-republicans-new-deal-237397

    • jziglar

      I don’t why some people are falling for this nonsense. Republicans on the hill are already saying that they have no idea what the WH is talking about and that they’re are no plans to vote on it and no deal in place. Like Josh Barro said this is just like the “Barack Obama wiretapped me” BS that Trump pushed. He says something and pretends there is something to it and nothing comes out to support it. Trump keeps saying Trumpcare is alive because he knows it looks bad that he has no accomplishments going into the 100 day mark. Trumpcare is dead and Trump and his advisors in the WH are pretending it isn’t.

  • TyrenM

    I’m reminded of why I don’t fux with Bloomberg: The Conservative Case for Thomas to Retire

    Not Kennedy but Thomas should leave so Trump can put in a younger Justice.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-04-19/the-conservative-case-for-clarence-thomas-s-retirement

  • nellcote
    • Miranda

      When should we expect a raging incoherent tweetstorm about this from the oompa loompa? By 5pm est? *giggle*

  • jziglar

    Also Keith Ellison can go to hell. He attacks Pres. Obama for midterm losses which usually occur anyway when the party controls the WH, but it’s like he wants to put all the blame on Pres. Obama. Last I checked a number of democrats didn’t want to campaign with the president in those elections. And many refused to speak up in favor of the policies that were put in place under Obama, Reid and Pelosi. Ellison is another mediocre loser is jealous and at the end of the day PBO and his legacy will continue to shine while history won’t he recognize him as a footnote. I think it’s clear that a lot of people during the Obama years on all sides were jealous and continue to be jealous.

    • aleth

      He is jealous. They also butt hurt because POTUS44 pretty much told them off when their progressive caucus were acting like their idea was new when they stole it from him.
      you are right — he won’t be a footnote in history and that’s what kills of them blackademia, Ellison, Bernie, alt left. Nobodies

      • jziglar

        Exactly. It’s been obvious since day one that a lot of people particularly in Washington are jealous of Obama. Just look at the way they talk about him or act around him when he was in the WH. At the end of the day no one is going to give a damn about Sanders, Ellison, the blackademics, the alt left, etc. in the future and the history books. All of them including Trump are a bunch of losers.

    • edp4bho

      And no other word ever need be used but jealousy. Everything else is a waste of air.

  • MsKitty

    Because this video will never get old…
    https://twitter.com/MatthewACherry/status/854869673212432384

    • 7thangel

      never

  • nellcote
    • MsKitty

      And I gotta go down there next week too? Aw, hell no. I’m keeping my ass inside after sundown.

  • Miranda

    Ignorant ass Sessions needs to be cussed out.
    https://twitter.com/thehill/status/855147143937634305

    • rikyrah

      Tell his azz off!

  • Miranda
    • rikyrah

      Tell it

  • Miranda

    ??? Why is Chaffetz tweeting this out? Did somebody have questions about his wife? (they are really dumb at this)
    https://twitter.com/jasoninthehouse/status/855140390185324544

    • aleth
      • GOVCHRIS1988

        Lord, this is sounding very Watergate-ish.

        • Town

          The entire GOP has been compromised. They ALL need to be brought down.

          Remember, the Russians hacked the GOP too but only released tea on the Democrats.

    • Town

      Sounds like Jason Chaffetz has been having sex with someone other than Julie Chaffetz.

    • sagittarius

      Two theories: One – Russia turned him because of an affair (supposedly live boy). Two – Russia turned him because his actions (besides his vote) led to compromised security at Benghazi, which would be used to taint Hillary Clinton.

      All water under the bridge, as supposedly the FBI is about to scream like James Brown about Jason’s isht.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      What Russian boy this dude fuck?!

  • Miranda

    Which is probably what she telling him while she pack his shit.

  • nellcote
  • jziglar

    Just the fact that they continue to talk about Trumpcare or push it is politically stupid. Even if they just barely passed it out of the house the bill is dead in the senate. Then you would have house members on record for voting for the most unpopular bill in history. It’s like Trump is trying to make the GOP lose both houses.

  • aleth
  • BoomerGal

    Did y’all see this??

    Black College Student, Friend Charged With Hate Crime For Burning Trump Sign

    Source: Talking Points Memo

    By ALLEGRA KIRKLAND Published APRIL 20, 2017 1:01 PM

    Like most states, Maryland’s hate crime statutes protect against discrimination based on race, color, religious beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. A local police officer recently took it upon himself to add another category to that list of protected classes: Trump voters.

    D’Asia Perry and Joy Shuford, 19-year-old friends, were charged Tuesday with a slew of crimes including second-degree arson, trespassing, and committing a hate crime for setting fire to a large Donald Trump billboard displayed near a family sporting goods store run.

    In the charging documents, Princess Anne Police Sgt. Robert Smith laid out his justification for the hate crime charge: “The intentional burning of these political signs, along with the beliefs, religious views and race of this political affiliation, directly coincides with the victim.”

    Smith’s explanation suggests that those who share the sporting goods store owner Robert Wink’s “political affiliation” as a Trump-voting Republican all have the same “beliefs, religious views and race.” Wink is white, and Perry and Shuford are black.

    Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/dasia-perry-joy-shuford-charged-hate-crime-burning-trump-sign
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    • Town

      So when are they going to start charging all those people who burnt down/ripped down the BLACK LIVES MATTERS signs posted outside of churches in Silver Spring?

      • BoomerGal

        Uh huh!!

  • Miranda
    • BoomerGal

      I think we all do. : (

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Class vs. Trash.

    • nellcote

      Truthiest‏ @tmtweetz

      Fox pundits had fits when rap artists visited Obama White House. They treated the WH w/ the utmost respect. PBO wouldn’t tolerate otherwise.

    • lamh

      Notice Kid Rock didn’t make any gestures…um hmm

  • nellcote
  • TyrenM

    Another attack in Paris?

    • sagittarius

      Someone is really trying to swing that election for LePen (looking at YOU, Rooty Poot).

      • Miranda

        And I fear too many stupid French voters will fall for it. It’s so obvious what’s happening.

  • nellcote
    • Miranda

      damn

  • nellcote
  • Miranda

    SMDH……what the hell – you drop a big ass bomb but don’t want to disclose the damage?
    ————————
    Mattis: U.S. won’t dig into ‘mother of all bombs’ damage in Afghanistan
    04/20/17 03:35 PM EDT

    The U.S. won’t conduct a damage assessment following the drop of the “mother of all bombs” on Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan a week ago, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday.

    The U.S. hasn’t characterized its effectiveness in war through the number of enemy casualties for decades, Mattis said, citing lessons learned from body counts in the Vietnam War.

    more here: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/20/jim-mattis-mother-of-all-bombs-afghanistan-damage-237413

    • aleth

      he should have never been waived. Moderate by ass. He is dangerous in his position to the national security of our country. Fear for our troops

  • Miranda
    • GOVCHRIS1988

      He’s best friends with Luciano Pavarotti, Barry White AND James Brown.

      • BoomerGal

        LOL!!!!

      • TyrenM

        Now you got me picturing the Ally McBeal Crew jamming to Barry and Luciano.

      • JojoRaze

        Who are all dead…..

    • nellcote
      • BoomerGal

        Does he know these people are dead??

        • Miranda

          He just called out somebody that was Italian that he could think of. He’s that stupid.

          • nellcote

            surprised he didn’t give a shout out to mussolini

  • nellcote

    Andrea Chalupa‏Verified account @AndreaChalupa

    Lt. Governor Spencer Cox: Utah state officials have begun making plans for a special election to replace Chaffetz https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2017-04-20/chaffetz-may-not-finish-term-utah-prepares-special-election-wsj

    • Miranda

      There is video on him.

      • lamh

        what…..did I miss something or is this a feeling

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I just wanna know which porntube site is gonna have it first?

      • TyrenM

        Heh. Careful what you ask for.

        • GOVCHRIS1988

          Don’t worry. I know it’ll probably be another 2 Girls, 1 Cup situation. Still gives me nightmares.

  • nellcote
  • Miranda

    LOL…..Emily Steel probably never has to buy another drink or meal in NYC. She is golden.
    —————————–
    Bill O’Reilly was taken down by ‘New York Times’ reporter he threatened in 2015

    Emily Steel — whose reporting in the New York Times brought down Bill O’Reilly — was threatened by the now-former Fox News host two years ago for covering his tall tales about the Falklands war.

    “I am coming after you with everything I have,” O’Reilly told Steel on the record in 2015. “You can take it as a threat.”

    Steel, who joined the Times as a media reporter in 2014, was one of the two journalists whose reporting earlier this month led advertisers to leave The O’Reilly Factor and, eventually, to the network dumping O’Reilly on Thursday. Steel and Michael S. Schmidt reported April 1 that Fox and O’Reilly had paid $13 million to silence women who accused the conservative host of sexual harassment.
    https://twitter.com/MattGarrahan/status/854769065713389571
    In an episode of the Daily podcast from the Times after O’Reilly’s ouster, Steel described spending months investigating the claims against the host in the face of “resistance” from the network.
    more here: https://mic.com/articles/174739/bill-o-reilly-was-taken-down-by-new-york-times-reporter-he-threatened-in-2015#.hWmWsxaAE

    • BoomerGal

      Only b/c of the money. That’s ALL they understand!!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Emily is the Indiana Jones in this situation.

      https://i.makeagif.com/media/6-18-2015/F30FgK.gif

    • JojoRaze

      Steel saved every receipt and found new ones. She said, “Game, blouses” on that behind.

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
    • Miranda

      Why aren’t feminists yelling about this shit. It’s ok for this nordic heifer?

      • nellcote

        how long before she’s declared a feminist icon?

  • Miranda

    Alex Jones child custody trial folks……………..this is being said in open court for child custody, not an evaluation to see if he should be committed..which is what it SHOULD BE FOR.
    https://twitter.com/oliverdarcy/status/855124173689163776

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      The judge is just doing this just to catalogue all of this. We know the former Mrs. Fucknut will get the kids.

  • BoomerGal

    Did Bernie say he wasn’t sure Ossoff was progressive??

    • Miranda

      Yes, he said that.

      • BoomerGal

        Okay. So, this is Perez’s way of transforming the party? He’s got to do way better than just telling me we need to be inclusive and he’s transforming the party. That’s not what I’m seeing.

    • aleth
      • qosine

        Oh yeah!!!

  • lamh

    this was cool

    Jacoby Brissett honors Barack Obama during White House visit foxs.pt/2o8Xexz

    • nellcote

      “Thank you for blazing a trail, but for more than that, for leaving a paved road behind you for others to climb on.”

  • BoomerGal

    I apologize if this is a dupe.

    Trump inauguration took $1 million from Russian businessman whose money the RNC rejected in 2000

    Source: RawStory

    BRAD REED
    20 APR 2017 AT 14:56 ET

    President Donald Trump’s inauguration accepted a big donation from a Russian-American businessman whose ties to Russian state-owned companies forced the Republican National Committee to return a $250,000 check he sent them in 2000.

    In a Wall Street Journal report on the big donors who paid for Trump’s inauguration, the publication notes that Trump’s inauguration fund received $1 million from Alexander Shustorovich, a businessman who has drawn controversy over his relationships with Russian government officials and state-owned businesses.

    In fact, the Journal notes that Shustorovich’s ties to Russian oligarchs “prompted the U.S. to refuse to allow him to be part of a uranium deal two decades ago, on national-security grounds” and also “led the Republican National Committee to return a $250,000 check from him in 2000.”

    “The determination was made that the funds in question weren’t worth the trouble,” former RNC spokesman Terry Holt told the Journal back in 2000.

    Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/trump-inauguration-took-1-million-from-russian-businessman-whose-money-the-rnc-rejected-in-2000/

  • MonieTalks

    Auntie Maxine will be at Auburn University this Friday

    U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters – a vocal Trump critic – to speak in Auburn

    U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, who rose to Internet fame after her vocal criticism of President Trump, will be a featured speaker at the Alabama College Democrats spring convention at Auburn University.

    The convention kicks off with the “Dems in the House” reception on Friday at Foy Hall (222 Foy Union Circle) on campus. The reception, which is set for 7 p.m., will feature Waters, D-California; U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Alabama; state Rep. Anthony Daniel, D-Huntsville, who serves as House minority leader, and others.

    The convention is free to registered college students. For everyone else, tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.

    Waters, 78, who has served in Congress for 40 years, was nicknamed “Auntie Maxine” after she said FBI director James Comey “has no credibility” (on Russia investigation) at a press briefing.

    And, she walked away.

    http://www.al.com/news/montgomery/index.ssf/2017/04/us_rep_maxine_waters_-_a_vocal.html

    • BoomerGal

      Damn, I hope I look that good if I live that long!!!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Damn near 80 and she looks better than Kellyanne Conway.

    • Miranda

      It’s going to be funny when all those white college students clamor and scream for Maxine Waters down in south Alabama and yell to pose for pics and everything else. I can’t wait to see it.

  • nellcote
  • nellcote
  • Miranda

    This is INSANE. We can never let anyone try and normalize this FOOLISHNESS.
    https://twitter.com/McFaul/status/854920012762554370

    • BoomerGal

      Heh!

  • Miranda

    SMDH…so damn obvious – terrifying the French into voting for that bitch LePen.
    https://twitter.com/cnnbrk/status/855176063302987777

    • Alma98

      Yep and I fear they’re going to fall for it too, smdh.

    • Kennymack1971

      The con is on.

  • nellcote
    • Miranda

      Of course.

  • GOVCHRIS1988
    • Alma98

      Good!

      • MonieTalks

        I think it is another distraction. Not impressed, tbh.

    • Kennymack1971

      Got em coach.

    • Miranda

      BOUT DAMN TIME!

    • Joy

      First domino, yasssss!!!

    • lamh

      Like someone said, seems Putin has no use for Assange anymore…

      BTW, anyone heard from Eddie S lately?

    • The Shy Lurker

      Well!

  • lamh

    Goodness
    https://media.tenor.co/images/d237a20bc1a0825c3935a559aadd5bff/tenor.gif

    they sure got some freaky commercials overseas…

    Mods I wanted to post tweet w/just link, but ya’ll know how tweets post

    https://twitter.com/eddluxe/status/855180536024899584

    • nellcote

      !!!

    • Alma98

      LOL, I know white folks are losing their shit.

    • MsKitty

      Dayum

    • Kennymack1971

      Well damn.

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Damn. Someone gonna invent Sprite Condoms.

    • Miranda

      I just happened to have a sprite right now and now I just can’t drink anymore of it.

      • GOVCHRIS1988

        Just Think The Sprite Is Idris.

        • Miranda

          That’ll work

          *sends self to lounge*

      • lamh

        IKR…Miranda…lol.

        It took me a minute to figure out wait..is she….if I was a pale face, you’d have seen me blush…lol

  • lamh
  • lamh
    • Alma98

      lordt! hahahaha

  • nellcote
  • nellcote

    the way nancy is looking at PBO 🙂
    https://twitter.com/yashar/status/855112160170717184

  • lamh
  • Miranda

    Aaaaaaand of course…here comes ISIS claiming responsibility for the murder in Paris of the cop.

    This is scripted.

  • lamh
  • lamh

    Meh…I don’t think I have beef with Costa…but woulda been cool if they’d got a young journo of color…

    https://twitter.com/costareports/status/855184672409747457

    • nellcote

      Costa=gooper whisperer. he’s useful

  • lamh
  • lamh

    Hmmm…

    @shadowandact
    Will Smith “in talks” to play genie in Disney’s live action ‘Aladdin’ movie http://buff.ly/2pGb7mN

  • GreenLadyHere
  • lamh

    HELL NAW….this betta be satire or Fake News….come on now Tyler…

    https://twitter.com/ceedotcee/status/855134767917879296

  • Miranda

    Evening thread is up

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – -Thank you. :>)

  • nellcote
  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM♥– –RE:- – The Arrest of the 10 yo AUTISTIC Student.- – -It Happens 2 Often. .

    THIS is Another- Example:- –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-1mGtDfhqU

    – – According 2 “LAWS /CODES”- -4 Special Needs Students- -EVERY Person who comes in CONTACT with the students is suppose 2 have a COPY/Knowledge of their Individual Education Plan [IEP]. — [All teachers/Administrators, Staff- who have Contact, Aides who have Contact, School Resource Officers, Cafeteria Workers, Custodians, etc.

    Served at school [in the past] which was SUED for a similar incident – -based on the DISTRIBUTION of the IEP annd the Responses of the SRO’s/Some staff.- -It wa$ EXPEN$IVE.- – –

    WATCHIN’ – – -the case B4 us. .. . .Withe PRAYERS♥- – –