September 25, 2017

Thursday Open Thread: Dying To Play – Black Athletes and Racial Violence

The Iowa–Minnesota football rivalry is an intense American college football rivalry between the Iowa Hawkeyes football team of the University of Iowa and Minnesota Golden Gophers football team of the University of Minnesota. The Floyd of Rosedale, introduced in 1935, is a bronze trophy in the shape of a pig which is awarded to the winner of the game.

Ozzie Simmons is probably best known as the central figure in the story that spawned the Floyd of Rosedale trophy given to the winnder of the Iowa-Minnesota rivalry game. Nicknamed the “Ebony Eel”, Simmons was one of the first black All-American football players in the 1930s.

As a talented black player in the 1930s, Simmons was a target of opposing players, which accounted for many of his numerous injuries. During a run against Northwestern University, he was punched. In another game, a newspaper account says a player “rammed his locked hands into Simmons’ face.” 

Ronald Reagan, then a radio sportscaster in Des Moines and later the 40th president of the United States, said, “The problems were when you played another team that did not have a black. For some reason or another, then they would pick on this one man.” Reagan then recounted a game against Illinois when Ozzie was injured twice. Reagan said, “I saw (Iowa players) Dick Crayne and Ted Osmaloski walk over to the Illinois huddle during a timeout, and after the game I found out…they said, ‘Do that to (Simmons) once more, and we’re going to run you right out of the end of your stadium.'” 

But the worst treatment for Ozzie came in the 1934 game against Minnesota. Just 12 years earlier, Iowa State‘s first black player, Jack Trice, was killed by injuries sustained in a game against the Gophers. In 1934, Simmons was knocked out of the Minnesota game three times due to injuries. Simmons did not play in the second half in a blowout Gopher win. “The Minnesota game was the most blatant attack. They were blatant with their piling on and kneeing me. It was obvious, but the refs didn’t call it. Some of our fans wanted to come out on the field,” Simmons said in 1989.

Minnesota displayed much discrimination against black students in the 1930s. The men’s dormitory was segregated and the school maintained as a white-only space. The women’s dormitories were maintained as white-only spaces too. The University of Minnesota also maintained a white-only nursing program. Also dances were to be racially pure at the University of Minnesota  and the University employees were white only.

Racism was a distant argument for the all-white Gopher players as they prepared for a rematch with Iowa on a November day in 1935. They were immersed in football and one player was on their mind; Ozzie Simmons one of the great stars of Iowa.

The following year, Minnesota was scheduled to play at Iowa. While talking to a reporter, Iowa’s governor stated, “If the officials stand for any rough tactics like Minnesota used last year, I’m sure the crowd won’t.” Minnesota’s coach Bernie Bierman requested extra security for his team, and tensions were high. To defuse the situation, Minnesota’s governor wagered Iowa’s governor a prize hog that the Gophers would win the game.

Floyd of Rosedale trophy

Minnesota did win a clean, fair game in 1935 that was played without incident. Iowa’s governor obtained the pig from Rosedale Farms and named him Floyd after Minnesota’s governor. Minnesota’s governor had a bronze replica made of “Floyd of Rosedale“, and Iowa and Minnesota have played for the trophy every year since 1935.

Later Life

Ozzie Simmons lettered at Iowa from 1934–1936, and his brother Don Simmons lettered as an end in 1935 and 1936. Black players were not allowed in the NFL at the time, and Ozzie Simmons played only two years professionally. Simmons played for the Patterson Panthers of the all-black American Association in 1937 and 1939. He was a second team all-league player in 1937 and a first team all-league player in 1939.

Simmons later became a physical education teacher in the Chicago public school system. He and his wife, Eutopia Morsell, married in 1960 and lived in Chicago, where she was part-owner of a funeral home. Ozzie retired from teaching in 1979 after 38 years, and then worked with his wife. He died in 2001 from complications from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Simmons was inducted into the Bob Douglas Black Sports Hall of Fame in New York in 1984. In 1989, Iowa fans selected an all-time University of Iowa football team during the 100th anniversary celebration of Iowa football, and Ozzie Simmons was selected to the team as a running back.

Simmons said he never took much interest in the Floyd of Rosedale trophy because of the racial era it recalled. The Floyd of Rosedale trophy is about football, a celebrated college rivalry and it’s also about American racial history. It began in an era when racial discrimination was widespread, and protected at the highest levels of government. All Simmons wanted was a chance. The trophy is an ever-present reminder of how precious that right is.

  • Tunisia

    Good morning, POU!

    • jds09

      Good morning Tunisia and the rest of the POU Fam.

      • Tunisia

        Good morning, JDS09.

      • sagittarius

        Good morning jds!

      • rikyrah

        Morning jds

      • BoomerGal

        Good morning, jds!

    • sagittarius

      Good morning Tunisia!

      • Tunisia

        Good morning, Sag! How are you?

        • sagittarius

          I am having a better day today – thanks for asking!

    • rikyrah

      Morning Tunisia

    • Miranda

      Morning all!
      Why when it’s a short week it feels longer than a normal week?
      https://www.lakii.com/vb/images/icons/icon24.gif

      • sagittarius

        Morning Miranda!

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, Tunisia!

      • Tunisia

        Good morning, BoomerGal!

    • MsKitty

      Morning Tunisia

      • Tunisia

        Morning, MsKitty.

  • Tunisia

    WOW…

    Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon in a new interview slammed the Catholic Church for its stance on immigration, saying leaders “need illegal aliens to to fill the churches.”

    http://thehill.com/homenews/news/349582-bannon-catholic-church-needs-illegal-aliens

    • Town

      And white evangelical churches need racists to fill their pews. #shrug

    • Miranda

      Keep talking Bannon…let your white sheets fly so everyone will clearly know what’s up.

  • sagittarius

    Good morning Fam!

    I hope everyone is engaging in self-care. Have a beautiful day!

    • Joy

      Morning, sag…morning, fam!

      • rikyrah

        Morning Joy

      • sagittarius

        Morning Joy!

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, Joy Joy!

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, Sag!

      • sagittarius

        Good morning BG!

    • MsKitty

      Morning Sag

      • sagittarius

        Morning MsKitty!

  • TyrenM

    Wow. This week I’ve received a real education on “Minnesota Nice” to share with the locals this college football season. Thanks.

    • Miranda

      The Big Ten is rich in history for black athletes. I never knew that until I think I did a post on little known black athletes a few years ago and all of them were coming out of Big Ten schools.

      • TyrenM

        They always talk about a brother, Sandy ? that won them national championship either in 40’s or early 60’s. They romanticize beating Iowa, Floyd of Rosedale.

        I ain’t heard shit about Ozzie, Iowa or Iowa State murder.

  • jds09

    Am I the only one that does not believe Facebook’s claim that they only sold $100,000 worth of ads to the Russians? Me thinks they dropped a couple of zeros.

    • sagittarius

      I agree. If someone is dropping that kind of dough on Facebook, it is usually part of a sustained marketing campaign with significant budget dollars behind it. And we all know what Russia had to gain behind this marketing campaign.

    • Miranda

      Hell no its not just you. We know damn well it was WAAAYYYY more than $100grand.

  • sagittarius

    Good morning rikyrah!

    Returning positive thoughts to you!

  • Joy
    • sagittarius

      Nope. Not today, Satan!

    • Tunisia

      WTH

    • rikyrah

      Uh uh

    • Miranda

      I am going to pretend he’s trying to shop a screenplay via social media.

      • Joy

        That’s the vibe I’m getting.

        • jds09

          Me too, pretty good story telling tho.

  • MonieTalks
    • jds09

      Is that a gun in his hand?

      • Town

        I think in MB’s account he said one of the cops put a gun to his head and told him he would blow his head off, and then another jammed his knee in MB’s back.

      • rikyrah

        Thank goodness for all the cameras in Vegas

    • Miranda

      And you still have white folks defending the cops. SMDH.

      • Kennymack1971

        First they said he was lying then the video comes out and it’s “it’s not that bad” and “gotta hear both sides”

        Those have irritated the hell out of me.

  • Town
    • Miranda

      This right here is gold:

      “Barack Obama delivered to black people the hoary message that if they work twice as hard as white people, anything is possible. But Trump’s counter is persuasive: Work half as hard as black people, and even more is possible.”

      • I want to quote this whole article. It’s everything we talked about and have known. Whites were willing to starve as long as they could claim whiteness.

        They hated the Civil Rights Movement because like their ancestors during Reconstruction it showed what cowards they were. Black people made a direct challenge to Southern aristocracy. Working class whites cowered in the corner until Mr Charlie and Miss Daisy called upon them to protect whiteness i.e. attack us.

        • Town

          Most white people in this country are not willing to lose the benefits of whiteness to stand up for what’s right. Very few white people are going to stand up and be called nigger lovers, be run out of their churches, ostracized by their friends & families and shunned by the greater society.

          • That’s right and this goes when it affects them directly. No Negroes in sight but terrified to ask for a decent wage, decent schools and health care.

            They were fine with debtor’s prison even when they got locked up in it above and beyond. Nothing to do with us just total fear that Whites on the upper rungs had the power to strip them of their whiteness. Best to keep their mouth shut and head down.

          • Town

            And that’s what the fear of being called a “nigger lover” is all about…you don’t want to be kicked out of the club of whiteness and lose those benefits (that you claim you don’t have). Membership does have it’s privileges.

            White Privilege is why:

            Most whites voted for Donald Trump even though they knew he was a buffoon & a clown;

            White Democrats & White Progressives are yearning to recapture the “white working class”;

            Celebrities like Katy Perry want everyone to get over it, Hillary lost, Trump won, lets all get along at Thanksgiving and get over it;

            Politicians like Dianne Feinstein & Bernie Sanders want to join the Get Along Gang with Trump (but NOW they see being part of “The Resistance” is popular & poll tested so they’re on that bandwagon now)

            Article after article after article is published about why Trump voters aren’t necessarily racist, they just have economic anxiety;

            Celebrities like Lady Gaga tweet asking black people to tell them what to do so they won’t be lumped in with the likes of Richard Spencer, James Alex Fields and other assorted white people with Alt Right haircuts.

            I truly believe most white people aren’t outwardly racist, they don’t want discrimination, they don’t want bigotry, etc.

            But I also KNOW that most white people aren’t going to risk being shunned by other white people for going against the grain and doing the right thing. They’re just not, so keep that in mind and keep it movin’.

          • Exactly whether we’re in the same county or not the thought of losing whiteness is overpowering.

      • JojoRaze

        Church, tabernacle, Clap, clap, clap. He preaching!

    • MonieTalks
    • BoomerGal

      Great minds!!

    • Thanks for the link Town. Coates is all over it. Spare me the economic anxiety argument.

      “Trump’s white support was not determined by income. According to Edison Research, Trump won whites making less than $50,000 by 20 points, whites making $50,000 to $99,999 by 28 points, and whites making $100,000 or more by 14 points. This shows that Trump assembled a broad white coalition that ran the gamut from Joe the Dishwasher to Joe the Plumber to Joe the Banker. ”

      Boom.

      • Town

        Trump is the photo negative of Barack Obama, just like Sarah Palin was the photo negative of Barack Obama in 2008.

        But just like Sarah Palin was shown to be an ignorant buffoon and unintelligent fool in the subsequent years, so will Donald Trump.

        Except in Donald Trump’s case, he was able to actually get elected to the highest position in the country and do lasting damage. White people will never admit they elected a clown in response to a black man so they will blame the black man/black people (especially Democrats) for their epic fail.

  • Miranda

    So the neighbor who told Habitat for Humanity about it, but won’t cooperate with the investigation “fearing retaliation” is either the one who did it or is good friends with who did.
    ————————
    New Topeka Habitat homeowner on racial slurs painted in grass: ‘I wanted to cry’
    Sept 6, 2017

    Sadness, then anger, then prayer was the process Shavonn Smith said she went through when she found out that racial slurs were spray painted in the grass on the lot where she will soon move into her own Habitat for Humanity home later this fall.

    “I wanted to cry,” said Smith, who is black. “We’ve worked really hard to get to where we are.”

    On the same day protests and violence occurred last month at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., the slurs were found at the site of a Habitat for Humanity project to build three homes in southeast Topeka, said Janice Watkins, executive director for Topeka Habitat.

    Smith said that after Watkins told her about the slurs, she became more angry for four of her children, ranging in age from 9 to 16 years old, who will be moving into the home with her and her husband, likely sometime during the holidays.

    “My kids deserve this,” she said. “This house wasn’t given to us. They’re not just bringing random people to the neighborhood.”
    […]
    Watkins said a neighboring property owner “essentially weed whacked it off,” referring to the spray painted words, before contacting her. She said the property owner chose not to help Habitat file a police report, fearing retaliation.
    http://cjonline.com/news/local/crime-courts/2017-09-06/new-topeka-habitat-homeowner-racial-slurs-painted-grass-i-wanted

    • MsKitty

      Not good enough. If you don’t pick a side, then you’re on the side of the hateful. Period.

  • BoomerGal

    Good morning, rikyrah

  • BoomerGal

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

    • rikyrah

      Morning BoomerG

  • Miranda
    • Then why do you oh forget it.

    • MsKitty

      I dunno but I’m starting to have the feeling that this situation will be the ultimate cause of Goodell losing his job at some point. He totally botched this from start to finish. And that’s not to say he didn’t get the blessing of the owners in the beginning, but now they’re gonna start getting some blowback and somebody’s gonna have to be the fall guy. Just sayin’…

      • Joy

        This plus the Zeke debacle should get his ass tossed.

    • Joy

      He. Needs. To. Go.

  • Thanks for this week POU. It’s hard to believe that at one time Iowa was so progressive and Minnesota so backwards. How times have changed.

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family. I’ma just say it.

    White folks make me wanna holler and throw up both my hands.

    If it ain’t these mugs acting a fool over these damn Confederate statues (good lord shut up Peggy Noonan) it’s them going all out to trash Michael Bennett for bringing the receipts about the police brutality that happened or Kevin Drum whitesplaining to us that racism isn’t the explanation for everything Republicans do.

    I’m tired man…

    • MsKitty

      Morning Kennymack.

      I hear you about being tired. I honestly don’t know how those who came before me in my family managed to make it through all the fuckery, which had to be at least 10 times worse. I just keep looking to them and know I gotta keep my head up. But sometimes though…

    • Take a break Kenny. But you know as well as I do it ain’t nothing we don’t know or expect.

    • Alma98

      Morning Kennymack, I feel ya it’s draining.

  • MonieTalks

    I can guarantee you before Trump, conservative Max Boot held the sentiment that Democrats pandered too much to “hyphenated groups” in Americas…but now…heh

    I came to this country 41 years ago. Now I feel like I don’t belong here.

    Max Boot

    I am white. I am Jewish. I am an immigrant. I am a Russian American. But until recently I haven’t focused so much on those parts of my identity. I’ve always thought of myself simply as a normal, unhyphenated American.

    But that didn’t seem to matter much. Until Donald Trump came along.

    Last year I experienced the first sustained anti-Semitism I have ever encountered in the United States. Like many other anti-Trump commentators, I was deluged with neo-Nazi propaganda on social media, including a picture of me in a gas chamber, with Herr Trump in a Nazi uniform pulling the lever to kill me. This was accompanied by predictable demands that I leave this country to “real” Americans and go back to where I came from — or, alternatively, to Israel.

    At one time it was easy to dismiss such sentiments as the ravings of a handful of marginal losers. That’s harder to do now that the president of the United States has embraced the far-right agenda. Trump came to office vilifying Mexicans and Muslims. As president, he has praised the protesters who marched with neo-Nazis in Charlottesville as “very fine people” and come out against taking down Confederate monuments, symbols of white supremacy. He has pardoned former sheriff Joe Arpaio, who became a symbol of racism and lawlessness for locking up Latinos, in defiance of a court order, simply on the suspicion that they might be undocumented immigrants. And now Trump has set in motion the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which prevents 800,000 law-abiding people from being deported because their parents brought them to the United States illegally.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2017/09/05/i-came-to-this-country-41-years-ago-now-trump-is-making-me-feel-like-i-dont-belong-here/?utm_term=.7168647d789f#comments

    • Kennymack1971

      And this is why I posted what I did below. I need white folks to keep it real….the GOP has been pandering to racist white resentment for decades but they were always able to use nice media friendly code words to pretty it up. Dolt 45 has dispensed with all of that. Max Boot can kiss my ass.

    • Miranda

      Oh so NOW he’s feeling some kind of way.

      maaaaan, go fuck yourself Max.

    • MsKitty

      Yeah, whatever. Welcome to our world.

      https://media.giphy.com/media/kZD8cN1MycfKw/giphy.gif

    • Joy

      Eh.

    • You know in a recent poll it showed how seriously African-Americans took Antisemitism. It’s obvious that people like Boot didn’t feel the same way about racism otherwise he would have had his eyes open years ago and not written this nonsense.

      • rikyrah

        Boom

    • Alma98
  • Miranda

    Mercy
    ————————–
    The Category 5 storm leveled Barbuda, damaging 95 percent of its buildings and leaving the island “barely habitable.” It has since begun lashing Puerto Rico and is also threatening havoc and destruction in the Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands will also be at risk on Thursday.
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/905747548664672257

    • 7thangel

      my heart goes out to them and my fear for those in it’s path. extra fear for my fam in yard, which can be hit with just a slight change in direction or expansion

    • MsKitty

      What’s really scary about all this is we still have a little under 3 months to go before hurricane season ends. Who knows what the landscape will look like come November 30.

  • 7thangel

    for those the missed nooners late night nonsensical confederate tweets, i still don’t know how anyone could understand wth she tweeted

    https://twitter.com/soledadobrien/status/905654579907448832

    • Miranda

      Was Peggy drunk tweeting again??

      • 7thangel

        is she ever sober?

      • Kennymack1971

        Yes she was…my goodness.

  • MsKitty

    Morning rikyrah

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      hahahaha

    • BoomerGal

      Lol!

  • BoomerGal

    HEEEY!!! Morning, Alma!! : )

  • MsKitty

    Morning Alma

    • BoomerGal

      Good MORNING, MsKitty!!

      • MsKitty

        Morning BoomerGal

  • I said this yesterday regarding this series. In early fifties America where white supremacy was still the law of the land two teams gave the middle finger to an entire conference when a Black athlete was assaulted. That boggles my mind particularly when I see too much wishy-washiness around me today.

  • Miranda

    Trump teaming up with ‘Chuck and Nancy’ was foretold by Michael Steele in November
    September 7 at 9:18 AM

    OMG, I still can’t stop laughing about what happened Wednesday. There, in the Oval Office, President Trump, the master negotiator, Mr. “Art of the Deal,” sided with Democrats over Republicans in the looming fight over the budget and the debt ceiling. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) proposed a plan to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling for three months. And Trump accepted it. Seriously, I haven’t laughed this joyfully about politics since Nov. 8.

    According to The Post’s report of the action in the Oval, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) “pushed for an 18-month debt-limit hike, then floated doing a six-month extension.” The goal was to neutralize that political time bomb until after the 2018 midterms. Nope. When Schumer and Pelosi instead proposed three months, Trump sided with them. “We agreed to a three-month extension on debt ceiling, which they consider to be sacred — very important. Always we’ll agree on debt ceiling automatically because of the importance of it,” the president told reporters as he traveled to North Dakota on Air Force One.

    more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/09/07/trump-teaming-up-with-chuck-and-nancy-was-foretold-by-michael-steele-in-november/?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-f%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.f2054ad38cd2

  • lamh
  • MsKitty
    • BoomerGal

      Giving back! Outstanding!!

    • Joy

      Not liking those cornrows…prefer the Afro of Sex.

      • Miranda

        LMAO @ Afro of Sex

      • Alma98

        hahahaha

      • Youse a fool!

  • rikyrah

    The Rachel Maddow Show 9/6/17

    Reversing denials, Facebook admits Russia-tied election ad buy

    Rachel
    Maddow looks back at the months of denials from Facebook that Russia
    was using their platform to interfere in the 2016 presidential election
    and notes that their admission to the contrary today is not only
    vindication for reporters but a new criminal matter for Special Counsel
    Robert Mueller to consider.

    • BoomerGal

      Yup!!

    • Town

      Lots and lots of fake news was being pushed around Facebook last year. I’m only on Facebook to see my friends’ kids’ photos and watch dog & cat videos but a LOT of people on my TL were pushing Bernie videos, “that bitch Hillary” videos, the corrupt DNC videos.

      These are the same people now crying about Trump.

      • Joy

        Yes! A few of my cousins were pushing pro-Bernie, anti-Hillary videos and I made a post about his suckassiness and then left FB for good.

        • Did you delete your account?

          • Joy

            Yep!

    • Miranda

      Susan Hennessey @Susan_Hennessey
      Really important part here isn’t that Russia tried to influence voter thought, but where it acquired targeting data.
      —————–
      This right here…….Facebook provided the targeting data and that’s what they’re most afraid of coming out…not some measly ad buys.

  • rikyrah
  • Tunisia

    Morning, Alma98.

  • Joy

    Alma!

    • Alma98

      Joy!

  • sagittarius

    Morning Alma!

    Good to see you! Taking it one day at at time. (HUGS) and love to you and your family!

  • Joy

    Just finished reading the Coates article with a nice cup of coffee (fudge work right now) and ooh boy! Gonna be some serious butt hurt with all the calling out he did of journalists and Bernard and even Joe Biden.

    That was an amazing piece of writing. And really glad to see it Twitter trending.

    • Miranda

      That was a “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired” piece.

    • BoomerGal

      The dude is good!! No doubt about it!

    • Alma98

      Joy did you see the lost Prince pics in POU’s Twitter feed?

      • Joy

        Yes! That one of him in the black and gold robe has me feeling some kind of way. Miss him…can’t wait for the book.

    • Town

      Joe Biden is still loved but he did a lot of damage to himself by caping for the white working class.

    • 7thangel

      just finished it myself

      hit dogs won’t just holler, it will be a gotdamn cacophony

    • Worldwatcher7

      As someone who didn’t always agree with Coates during PBO’s tenure, I have to admit that that was an outstanding piece of writing. No lies told.

  • rikyrah

    Why Did Trump Shiv the GOP?

    By Josh Marshall

    Published September 6, 2017 9:32 pm

    Why did President Trump shock Republicans and official Washington by abandoning his own Congressional leadership and cutting a debt-ceiling deal with Congressional Democrats? To review, Trump abruptly agreed to a Democratic proposal for a three month debt ceiling extension tied to Harvey relief aid. Democrats were so stunned they tried to go as lo-fi as they could with their victory lap, fearful that any overt celebration would prompt Trump to reconsider. This late Times report confirms that even Trump’s Treasury Secretary, the husband of actress Louise Linton, was caught off guard.

    ……………………..

    Donald Trump’s core drive is dominance. We see that in his
    politics which is revanchist and destructive and in its less dire
    manifestations driven by a zero sum vision of human and economic
    relations. For me to win, you have to lose. The more fluid and
    collaborative aspects of human interaction seem entirely lost on Trump. This is why he is the leader of the revanchist, racist far right.

    But the political or ideological manifestations are secondary to the
    personal one. Trump needs to dominate people. Clearly Trump felt that McConnell and Ryan are not serving him well enough or loyally enough or both. So he lashed out or tried to damage them. Schumer and Pelosi were simply the most convenient cudgels available.

    I don’t say this to discount the two Democrats’ savvy in pulling this off. I think they managed quite a coup. I just think that’s the true driver. It’s not clear to me whether Trump doesn’t realize that he hurt himself as much as he did Ryan and McConnell or whether he does realize it and simply doesn’t care. The core take remains the same. Trump’s core personal drive is the need to dominate. It’s been clear for weeks that he feels routinely betrayed by these two men. They don’t produce for him. They embarrass. They fail to defend him. The need to dominate runs deeper than any policy agenda or ideological ambition. People who are driven by the need to dominate are also often self-destructive. None of this is
    surprising.

  • Miranda
  • MsKitty

    I see somebody still refuses to take responsibility for the mess we’re in today.

    https://twitter.com/SusanSarandon/status/905427847652802560

    • Joy

      Buckling under the weight of her stupidity I see.

    • Miranda

      Oh the bitch doesn’t like her shit being thrown back in her face huh?

    • rikyrah

      I love that people throw receipts in her face Everytime she tries to tweet something smart

  • sagittarius

    Fam, I am going to read the Coates article in a bit. Let me share where I am in 2017.

    I don’t give five fat rabbits asses about integration. I want MY community, schools and infrastructure funded properly, and given the same treatment as the white communities.

    I want to spend MY money in the Black community, with Black merchants. I want MY money to recycle in MY community, instead of the white folks.

    I want to live around folks who look like me, who share my values regarding community, family, protecting elders and children, teaching and sharing.

    I have two white friends. TWO. They are true friends and I don’t worry that something racist will fall out of their mouths or be countenanced from someone else. Their friends and families are multi-cultural and inclusive.

    The rest of the 2520s? I can work with anybody. I know my shit, which scares the absolute hell out of 90% of them, and can make $5 stretch like it’s $20 – personally and professionally.

    Outside of work, the vast majority are not worthy of inclusion in MY world – and I put that qualifier on it because I want to say all, which is not correct. I don’t know all 2520s – but with the exception of 2, and possibly 3 or 4 others, the ones I do know make it real easy for me to keep it moving.

    In MY world, I relax and enjoy my family and friends, without hesitation or having to watch what I say. That is priceless, and i won’t trade it for anything.

    • MsKitty

      Paragraphs 5 on down is my life. Those 2 friends have been in my life for over 40 years, and that’s exactly how we are with each other. If we don’t have that foundation to build upon, I don’t have the time and patience at this point of my life to catch you up. Does that mean I might lose out on potential connections in the future? Maybe, but that’s where we are. It is what it is.

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Thursday- MornTin’- –https://thumbs.gfycat.com/VapidShamefulAsianpiedstarling-max-1mb.gif
      **BIG- – -Comfortin’– -HUG** :>)

      – —All Kindsa POINTS– – – -Thank U♥- – -:>)

      – – –WORD:— I want to spend MY money in the Black community, with Black merchants. I
      want MY money to recycle in MY community, instead of the white folks.
      – – –

      Thank U 4 Your WISDOM♥ annnd ENCOURAGEMENT♥- –:>)

      – – –BLESSINGS♥- – -2 U♥/Dad♥/Elders♥/Family♥- –AMEN♥

    • Worldwatcher7

      Hi everyone. Sag, I was going to lurk anonymously this morning, but you forced me to log on and co-sign this TRUTH.

      • sagittarius

        Morning WW7!

    • BoomerGal

      LOL!!! “five fat rabbits asses….” I hear you, Sag! Oh, I was all in with MLK and integration but haven’t felt that way in many years. Integration started to feel more like prostrating myself on the alter of acceptance and I was thoroughly DONE with that. Age, information and experience will do that to ya.

      Unfortunately or not, I have yet to find a white person worthy of my time or concern and not for lack of opportunity but I just don’t trust them. No dis to you b/c anyone should consider themselves fortunate to have you as a friend.

  • GreenLadyHere

    – — Good MornTin’ THURSDAY- – -miranda♥/POU FAM♥- –**BIG HUG** :>)—Mr. OZZIE SIMMONS- –“The EBONY EEL”– -Was Such An INSPIRATION– With His OUTSTANDING- –SKILLZ- – -Onda Field- – -BUT- —The JEALOUSY That He Sustained- – -DEPLORABLE.- -Thank U miranda♥–— –

    – — ☺https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4-DrmvVMAAln2G.jpg

    – –Being — A FIRST♥- – -‘Caused Evil ENVY– – — Nicknamed the “Ebony Eel”, Simmons was one of the first black All-American football players in the 1930s.— —

    – – —. . .a newspaper account says a player “rammed his locked hands into Simmons’ face.” – – –

    – –All Simmons wanted was a chance.– -AMEN

    – – -ENJOY♥– -https://i.pinimg.com/236x/6f/1e/24/6f1e240c1d6d3f34c4e6b2db9031408b.jpg

    — -B BLESSED♥- –SAFE♥[DISASTERS]- —PRAYERFUL♥- – –RESISTANT♥- – -AMEN♥- – –

    • MsKitty

      Morning GLH

      • GreenLadyHere

        Good Morntin’- – –☺http://bestanimations.com/Animals/Mammals/Cats/catgif/cute-cat-animated-gif-6.gif

        **BIG HUG** :>) — -B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • Miranda

    Fitness?? Your damn daddy is a nutcase who slapped your ass in front of your friends when you were in college. Mofo please.
    ———————-
    Yamiche Alcindor‏ @Yamiche 44s44 seconds ago
    SCOOP: Trump Jr. Says He Wanted Russian Dirt to Determine Clinton’s ‘Fitness’ for Office
    https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/905813606897418242

    • MsKitty

      …and was called “Diaper Don” because he’d pee on himself when passed out drunk.

      But yeah, let’s talk about somebody’s fitness.

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      wow

    • BoomerGal

      Ooookay.

    • Nothing stops a true golfer…but then again.

  • jziglar

    It’s funny seeing conservatives already changing their tune on Trump and calling him a “Manhattan democrat” who was never a real republican or a conservative because he caved to Pelosi and Schumer. Well it’s true that Trump was never a real conservative because he has no core beliefs, but he appealed to most of them during the election with all that BS he was spewing. They are doing the same thing they did to George W Bush after his second term: pretend they never backed him in a big way, and then accuse Bush of being a “big government” conservative or call him a RINO. Watch, years from now these people won’t admit they voted for Trump and they will try to revise history by calling him a democrat.

    • Miranda

      Trump is the epitome of the GOP, whether they like it or not. Whether they want to accept that or not.

      Their only core belief is that a white man should be in charge.

      • jziglar

        True.

      • That’s why I laugh when they try to pretend he’s some aberration.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥—-PRAYERS♥- – — – PRAYERS♥- – -PRAYERS♥- – – -Especially 4 Caribbean♥ POU Fam♥– AMEN♥– – –

    – -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/905808037989974016

    • GreenLadyHere

      ETA:- – -☺https://twitter.com/CNN/status/905804439151398912

      PRAYERS♥

  • Miranda

    Joy Reid‏ @JoyAnnReid
    What chemicals are swirling around in the waters of no regulations Texas??

    The numbers are not overwhelming, but health officials this week said they have begun seeing a significant number of patients with injuries suffered during clean-up efforts, respiratory problems including pneumonia and, most of all, skin infections contracted by those who spent time in the water.
    https://twitter.com/ChronMed/status/905477638063624192

    • MsKitty

      I feel like this is gonna be like 9/11 when all the people who were at Ground Zero started developing cancer and serious health problems years later.

      • BoomerGal

        Uh huh!!

  • MsKitty

    Illustration number 4,285 of why drunk tweeting never ends well..

    https://twitter.com/abfrancois/status/905790430897467392

    • Miranda

      You just know she’s gonna whine how she was bullied on twitter over this.

    • Sigh…take it away President Grant: Lee is “setting an example of forced acquiescence so grudging and pernicious in its effects as to be hardly realized.”

    • This bish said “uncomfortable”.

      *goes to the Bad Lounge*

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- — U.S. OPEN- -2017- — LooKin’ FORWARD- ->— -:>)

    – –☺http://cdn.images.express.co.uk/img/dynamic/72/590x/US-Open-order-of-play-850968.jpg

    ——-☻http://static-11.sinclairstoryline.com/resources/media/947a3eea-b1ed-425d-af05-66b5b771329f-large16x9_image1a.jpg

  • MsKitty

    I’m waiting for somebody to bring up the National Spelling Bee. You know it’s coming.

    https://twitter.com/KFILE/status/905817965995708417

    https://twitter.com/KFILE/status/905817643550220288

    • Miranda

      And the National Geography contest too…it’s coming. After that they’ll get to the sports.

    • “What about American kids”???? Bitch, STUDY!

      • MsKitty

        But being white should be enough. It used to be.

        #snark

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- –THIS- – -EVIL/VILE- – -B**TURD!- – – -PUPPET 2 – -“IT”!!- —

    —-☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/905816099698212866

    – —COMMENTS:- – –He should have simply looked at his father to see what unfit for office TRULY looks like.– –

    Wait until he sees the dirt the Russians have on his father—[HAH!]

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/joijaxx/status/905816477521113088

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -☺https://media.giphy.com/media/brsEO1JayBVja/giphy.gif
    Good Thursday MornTin’- -alma –:>) *BIG HUG* :>)

    Thank U 4 your KIND Greetings/Blessings♥.- — Always appreciated. :>)

    – –How R U/weather?- –:>)

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

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – –HAPPY BIRTHDAY Wishes- – -R In – – -ORDER♥– – –:>)

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/sonsandbros/status/905778013090062336

    — -BLESSINGS♥- –ENJOY- — Your- –“Special Day”♥- — -:>)

  • MsKitty
    • They were applying that to us before there were immigrants.

      • nathkatun7

        And they are still doing it, Woody!

  • 7thangel
    • Alma98

      smh, idiots

    • Miranda

      young turks still ratfucking for that check I see.

      • Like Trump won’t deport their asses.

        • That’s one I’m okay with it.

    • GreenLadyHere

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

      Some PHOOLS Jus’ Cain’t Move FORWARD – – -In TIME.- – **smh**

      Use your energy 2 FIGHT the REAL ENEMY- — “IT”!!

      B BLESSED♥ :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- – – RESISTANTS♥- – – –MARCHING♥/SUPPORTIN’- -DACA♥— -:>)

    — -☺https://twitter.com/SXMPolitics/status/905451034058911745

  • Miranda

    Oh dear…..after dear ole dad been killing who he claims are “drug dealers” left and right and now his own son is fingered in a massive deal??
    ———————–
    Duterte’s Son Denies Meth Smuggling Claims as Case Rivets Manila
    September 7, 2017, 2:03 AM EDT

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s son denied any involvement in a drug smuggling case that is captivating the nation.

    Paolo Duterte, the vice mayor of Davao City, on Thursday appeared before a Senate committee investigating how 604 kilograms (1,330 pounds) of the drug known as crystal meth slipped through the Bureau of Customs in May. A broker who handled the shipment initially said his customs transactions were facilitated by a group claiming to have links with Paolo Duterte and his brother-in-law, Manases Carpio.

    more here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-07/duterte-s-son-denies-meth-smuggling-claims-as-case-rivets-manila

    • BoomerGal

      Oops!

  • MsKitty
    • Imagine playing dress up in Diana Ross’ closet. Girl.

      • Miranda

        OMG, that’s my dream!

    • BoomerGal

      Looks JUST like her mother.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥– – WHOA!- — DRIP!- –DRIP!- –DRIP!- – –FIGHT!- – -FIGHT!– -FIGHT!!- —☻- -☻- —– —

    – –☺https://twitter.com/olgaNYC1211/status/905815027210440705

    – –COMMENTS:– –The Kremlin over the last week have been issuing their strongest threats against this Admin. This is the result of a compromised President– –[He who occupies a chair inda W.H.]–

    – —Right path or Russia path!? Those Russians will never stop exercising their own fake superiority and grandiosity. Been there… depressing

    Rexxon of Exxon.. seems sanctions got in the way. Oh well![Secy REXXON- -NEVA – –left Exxon!!]–

    • rikyrah

      Putin chose the Secretary of Exxon. Nobody can convince me otherwise.

      • GreenLadyHere

        rikyrah- — Who ELSE– -from here- –received– – the –“ORDER of FRIENDSHIP”???- – – –

        He was EXPECTED 2 B a- –“PUPPET”!!– -WE KNOW!!- – -hmph!!

  • 7thangel
    • Miranda

      Who is Teflon Tom and why he gonna make Al stir more than his mojito drink??

      • 7thangel

        i have no idea. i just saw it and since it happened a few months ago, i don’t know what started it, but lol

    • The Shy Lurker

      ____________________________________

    • Alma98

      I love Al lol.

    • GreenLadyHere

      7thangel- – –LOL — Al -Roker♥— B Da Man. . — :>) GR8 sense of HUMOR- –:>)

      – –☺https://i.makeagif.com/media/8-20-2016/Tvn26T.gif

    • Well dayum! When you piss off Al Roker….

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      Awww shit!

    • MsKitty

      I just…

    • The Shy Lurker

      Damn.

    • rikyrah

      Wow

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – -“Mother Nature”- – -is BEYOND POWERFUL- – -BUT- – – DESTRUCTIVE– – SADLY- –

      – – -☺https://media.giphy.com/media/HizTPQUBN9jiM/giphy.gif

  • Miranda

    Sweetheart, these same white folks casually watched children being ripped from their mothers arms and sold away, and smiled before hanging black bodies..they don’t give a shit.
    https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/905599767404675073

    • BoomerGal

      In my church voice….Weeell.

    • Weren’t we talking about being kidnapped and used for alligator bait last week?

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- –LOL- —RESISTANT♥- — Brangin’ – -A – -RECEIPT- — as –This RETHUG- — -Leaves His Job. .

    – – –☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/905828320822128640

    —COMMENT:- – –Carter says Trump still sends him pictures of his hands, circled in gold Sharpie, pointing out their size.– — LOL

    —-☻https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/821365358237843456/VXthXL35.jpg

  • Miranda
    • BoomerGal

      Yeah, it’s natural, IN THE PRIVACY OF YOUR OWN ROOM!!!

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- –Ummm- — ☺http://www.gifmania.co.uk/Objects-Animated-Gifs/Animated-Home/Binoculars/White-Figure-Binoculars-79589.gif

    • Alma98

      Okayyyyy

    • Trifling asses!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      Damn, y’all could’ve at least went to a bathroom or something.

  • Miranda
    • Town

      Because the bots are heavy and strong on Twitter.

      Some of that bot data just might lead back to Our Revolutionary, too.

      • MsKitty

        No doubt in my mind about that.

  • Alma98

    I have to repost this from last night, I found it in POU’s TL.

    Look at this fucking snaggle tooth cretin. By his standards natives can
    claim he’s speaking immigrant in their homeland. Ignorant bastard!

    https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/905542665617453056

    • Miranda

      He has one tooth and that one is rotten.

      • Alma98

        hahahaha!!!

        cokennon‏ @cokennon
        19h19 hours ago
        He’s wearing his summer teeth. Sum are here, sum are there…

        • Miranda

          ______________________________

        • BoomerGal

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA

        • GreenLadyHere

          LOL almaaaaaa- – —Good 1.— -Summa- –LOL

        • LOL!!!

        • Joy

          Damn…LOL!

    • GreenLadyHere

      alma– – -Annnnd – – You’re- –Speakin’- – -WHITE SUPREMACIST- – — RACISM!!- – -With yer 1 decayed tooth. .

      Geesh!!

    • They could have been speaking English to the letter and it would have sounded like immigrant to Gabby Hayes Jr.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥– – From – -RESISTANT♥- –REED♥- – –CALL!- — ‘EM- —OUT!!> . .— –

    – – – ☺https://twitter.com/milesjreed/status/905596980864438272

    — –PRAYERS- –4 DACA – -Families♥– –

  • Alma98

    Fool! hahahaha!!!

  • rikyrah

    The data leads back to Kushner and the Mercers. ALWAYS has.

  • Miranda

    They should have been speaking out before….waaaay before
    https://twitter.com/FirstTake/status/905822741806370817

    • Alma98

      yep

    • BoomerGal

      Heh.

    • Rodgers (although not on this one) has spoken out. But it’s the many others that don’t say anything which means either they don’t have a problem with it, agree with it or don’t care. None of these is a good look.

  • Miranda

    HEY EVERYONE!

    This is PBomb, not sure if everyone knew she lives in Houston. As you can see from the picture, they were victims of the storm. Prayers and anything to help is greatly appreciated.
    https://twitter.com/Pashunissavvy/status/905835566637428736

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – –SENDING– — PRAYERS♥- – -AMEN

      —-☺http://www.lovethispic.com/uploaded_images/130668-Sending-Prayers-To-You.gif

      —Soo SORRY♥- – -**HUGS**

    • Alma98

      I’m so sorry PBomb. I’ll definitely donate. I wonder why they didn’t do a GoFundMe? this site is asking for tips?

    • TyrenM

      Prayers to Her and hers.

    • MsKitty

      Sorry you have to go through this PBomb. Sending prayers your way.

    • Joy

      On it. Blessings and prayers for them.

    • The Shy Lurker

      I’m sorry PBomb. You are in my thoughts.

    • MonieTalks

      Praying for you PBomb!

    • rikyrah

      Sorry PBomb. Sending you positive thoughts and prayers.

    • Aquagranny911

      Dang PBomb! I’m so sorry to see this. My heart to you & yours.

    • Oh my God! I’m so sorry PBomb!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥—RESISTANT♥- – – -Brangin’- – — TRUTH/WORD

    — –☺https://twitter.com/Freeyourmindkid/status/905812188870389763

    — – -COMMENT:- —It’s up to us as white people to deconstruct this. Not the responsibility of those targeted by racism. We have to have those hard convos.— –[WORD!!]

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- — –From—RESISTANT♥– -Pres. VICENTE–Fox Quesada♥- – — CALL- –“IT”- — OUT- —– –

    – –☺https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/905822246379204608

    • He wants to fight Trump so bad.

      • GreenLadyHere

        LOL- –Good MornTin’ woody45. :>) **BIG HUG**- –:>)- – -I KNOW- — HUH?- –LOL

        — -Like THIS?- –☺http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/list/000/106/814/Penguin-come-at-me-bro.gif

        Somehow- –I’m believin’ that they will cross paths– -:>)

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

  • Miranda

    WOW…look at whiteness work. Companies will stop drug testing to hire them.
    https://twitter.com/NPR/status/905839042012606464

    • BoomerGal

      Unless you’re black, of course, then the old rules apply.

    • MonieTalks

      Yep…tweeted about it. Ain’t that something.

      Btw, Muncie Indiana is 84% white, 10% black.

      • rikyrah

        Uh huh

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      hahahahaha!!!

      • They are burying him on that timeline.

    • adept2u

      Dingity ding dang DAYUM that gif. It’s too much perfection I’ve spent a moment just watching the coonish expression.

    • MsKitty

      I’ve only been on the timeline for 2 seconds and saw this…

      LaMarcus Stark‏ @DAMNlookatHIM 18 hours ago
      Replying to @TreySongz @raylewis
      He gon block you bro. Crefflo Concussions is a tad bit sensitive

      Lemme go refresh my tea before I go on.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda♥- — SADLY- — “Mother Nature”- — -Has Many Sides. . THIS Is the DESTRUCTIVE 1. . .— —

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/ABC/status/905839610911219712

    — –PRAYERS♥- — PRAYERS♥- — PRAYERS♥- –— –

    FOND MEMORY♥- – — LEADERSHIP♥— –

    ——☺https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQUx_xpDXk4

    BLESSINGS♥- –SIR♥

  • jziglar

    So Trump is cutting deals with Nancy and Chuck and he told them that he is loving the positive press coverage, Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander are working on a bipartisan bill to shore up the ACA exchanges, and Democrats might get a chance to codify the dream act into law. No wonder hard line conservatives are pissed. LOL!

    • Miranda

      As long as he believes its all his idea and he’s ‘getting big things done’, he’ll eat right outta the Dems hands.

      • jziglar

        Trump only cares about himself and his image. If you feed his ego a little then he will go along. Just like you said.

      • This is where I think Schumer stepped in. He knows this guy from the New York days. Nancy and Chuck?

        And I’m still cracking up at what you said about Pelosi nudging Schumer after they proposed it.

        • Miranda

          I absolutely can see exactly when she did it.

    • adept2u

      Wonder if a brother can get his voting rights prioritized somehow.

      • Miranda

        That’s the question.

      • jziglar

        Right.

  • LOL

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      These people have no self awareness at all.

    • He objected to a gun being pointed at his head? Some people are so picky.

  • Joy
    • Alma98

      They’ll die waiting on Brady to say something.

    • Miranda

      Here’s hoping the Chiefs do me a solid and beat the Pats tonight.

      • TyrenM

        Tho I wish they would, I see an NE Heartbreak for the Chiefs.

  • Miranda
  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda♥- – –Thank U– :>)– -☻http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view3/1151255/walking-away-o.gif