September 25, 2017

Tuesday Open Thread: Race Riots in America

GOOD MORNING P.O.U.!

 

THE SNOW RIOT

Washington, DC

The Snow Riot was a riot and lynch mob in Washington, D.C. in August 1835.[1] An attack on free blacks in the city by whites, the Snow Riot wreaked havoc on anything affiliated with free blacks for days by robbing and destroying all of their establishments. The name of the riot comes from one of the first destinations the mob attacked, the restaurant owned by a free black man, Beverly Snow’s Epicurean Eating House. After attacking the restaurant, the mob destroyed the school Arthur Bowen went to, because he was suspected of being taught the abolition of slavery there. The larger context of the attack on the school was the white working-class men’s frustration over free blacks’ ability to work, and their resentment of black competition for jobs. The clear result was the unleashing of white terror against blacks. The riot began on 12 August 1835 and continued for days in the nation’s capital, and it was not until President Andrew Jackson intervened that it stopped.[2]

History

The Snow Riot was a critical event that occurred 25 years before the American Civil War. In 1835, the city of Washington was facing unprecedented tension between abolitionists and slavery defenders. The tension was so high because the largest amount of fatalities caused by a slave uprising had occurred only a few years prior to the Snow Riot, with Nat Turner’s slave rebellion of 1831. Panic and fear had since spread across the States. Because of this, there were abolitionists flooding the city with extremely loud voices and protests for the removal of slaves in the nation’s capital. However, there were also a significant number of whites waiting for their moment to avenge the slave uprising of 1831.

The event that sparked the riots in 1835 was when an inebriated slave, Arthur Bowen, came into his mistress Anna Thorton’s bedroom with an axe.[4] Bowen did not strike or attempt to strike his mistress. However, the sheer fact that a slave had the opportunity to rebel against slave owners and whites infuriated slavery defenders in the city. Bowen was ultimately taken into custody without harm, as this gave proslavery advocates an opportunity to go after the man leading the production and distribution of abolitionist material, Reuben Crandall. District Attorney Francis Scott Key, writer of the United States’ national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”, was the leading man behind coordinating the arrest of Crandall.

That summer the nation experienced the first labor strike by federal employees, the 1835 Washington Navy Yard labor strike which began on 29 July 1835 when Commandant Commodore Isaac Hull issued an order in response to thefts limiting workers’ lunch privileges.[5] The navy yard strikers wanted a ten-hour day and for Hull to retract his order. The labor strike though immediately exposed longstanding racial discord in the Yard.[6] In a letter to the Secretary of the Navy, Mahlon Dickerson, Commodore Hull stated that 175 white mechanics and workers had joined the strike.[7] This was the first strike by federal ship yard workers.[8]

In an undated diary entry for August 1835, African American diarist Michael Shiner confirmed intimidation by white workers and their demand that the black caulkers stop work [original spelling retained], “Commodore Hull ishsared and evry one of them struck and said they wouldnt work anny moore and at the same time they were collered man from Baltimore by the name of Israel Jones a caulker by Trade he was the forman Caulker of those Colerded Caulkers and they where fifteen or twenty of them here at that time Caulkin on the Columbia and the Carpenters made all of them knock oft two.” On the same page Shiner relates there was “a Rumor flying around about a colered man by the name of Snow about a expression he had made about the Mechanics wifes god kowes wether he said those things or not and at that time snow kept a Restaurant on the Corner of six street and pennsilvanian west in the cellar and at the time all the Mechanics of classes gathered into snows Restaurant and broke him up Root and Branch and they were after snow but he flew for his life and that night after they had broke snow up they threatened to come to the navy yard after commodore Hull.” [9]But they didn’t come that night and the next day Commodore Hull received orders from the navy department from the Hon secretary of the navy Mr levy Woodbury Levi Woodbury to fortify the yard” After breaking up his restaurant, the mechanics drank all Snows stock of whiskey and champagne. Fortunately for Snow the white rioters were unable to locate him and he made his escape. In the capital though mobs of whites still continued to attack all establishments run by free blacks: schools, churches and businesses.[10]

The strike “quickly morphed into a race riot” as striking Washington Navy Yard white mechanics and laborers took out their resentment on the black population.[11] This resulted in a huge mob of whites in the capital attacking all establishments run by free blacks: schools, churches and businesses. The first destination the mob attacked was the Epicurean Eating House,[12] a restaurant owned by Beverly Snow, who was known for serving sophisticated and luxurious food. It was ransacked by the mob, who were in search of Snow because of his status as a free black owner. However, the mob were unable to locate him.

Josephine Seaton, the daughter of the publisher of the National Intelligencer, William Seaton, reflected in a letter on the strike and subsequent riot: “Snow will certainly be torn to pieces by the mechanics if he be caught, and they are in full pursuit of him. Unfortunately, several hundred mechanics of the navy yard are out of employment, who, aided and abetted by their sympathizers, create the mob, — the first I have ever seen, not recollecting those of Sheffield, and it is truly alarming.”[13] [14] The perceptive Seaton was one of the few observers to see the strike revealed the corrosive effects of racism on the navy yard workforce as white workers sought to blame their own precarious economic situation on free and enslaved African Americans. After days of disorder and riot, President Andrew Jackson ordered a company of US Marines to restore order. As a result of a mediation the navy yard labor strike ended on 15 August 1835 when the mechanics return to work. While the strikers were allowed to return to work, they achieved little for the strike and subsequent riot left as part of its legacy a deep and abiding racial mistrust, which would linger. The City’s black community though were the chief sufferers, they received no compensation for the destruction of their houses and church’s. Blacks not only received no sympathy or aide but the District Council quickly passed “a new ordnance aimed at them: (they not their attackers)were forbidden to assemble after sundown.”[15] For next century, the history of the strike and Snow race riot remained an embarrassment to be glossed over and disassociated from the District of Columbia and Washington Navy Yard’s official histories.[16]

Background of Beverly Snow

Beverly Randolph Snow was born of mixed parentage (he is referred to as a mulatto in various newspapers) in Lynchburg Virginia about 1799.[17][18][19] Beverley Randolph Snow was well-know black entrepreneur and restaurateur. Snow was born enslaved in Lynchburg Virginia about 1799 on the estate of Captain William Norvell. By the provisions of William Norvell’s last will, Snow was given to his daughter Susannah Norvell Warwick with the provision Snow be manumitted at the age of 30. The Norvell family allowed Snow to operate a small oyster house on Lynch Street in Lynchburg where he was allowed to keep some of the profits. During this time Snow married a young free woman named Julia. Snow was manumitted in November 1829. He and Julia left Virginia which had harsh restrictions on free blacks and moved into the District of Columbia Washington City.[20] Snow was different than most free blacks, as he was educated, wealthy, successful, and “perhaps even a bit snobbish”. He was one of a number of black entrepreneurs who owned businesses in the downtown area. His success was evidence of the strength of Washington’s free black population.

In Washington D.C. Snow opened a popular oyster restaurant the Epicurean Eating House that was located on the corner of 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. This was the site of the infamous Snow Riot in 1835. Beverley Snow’s success made him the subject of white resentment and envy.

Snow’s restaurant placed emphasis on sophisticated and healthy food cleverly advertised with the practical message of “Health Bought Cheap.”[21] In August 1835, large mobs of white mechanic and laborers rampaged through the District seeking to destroy the property and terrorize free blacks. The mob composed of mechanics on strike from the Washington Navy Yard had heard a rumor that Snow had insulted their wives and resented his business success. Large numbers of these rioters entered his restaurant looking for him and proceeded to ” bust up the entire facility. While doing so they drank all the whiskey and champagne. The mob later yelled “Now for Snow’s house!” breaking in they looked for abolitionist literature finding none they destroyed the furniture.[22] Unable to find Beverley and Julia they continued on with their riot attacking black schools and church’s. The Washington DC race riot of August 1835 has subsequently been known to posterity as the “Snow Riot” or “Snow Storm.” The Snow’s fortunately escaped from the rioters. Following his escape from the rioters, Snow and his wife Julia moved to Toronto Canada, where he again opened a successful restaurant. His first venture was a coffee shop at the corner of Church and Colburn Street. He later opened the Epicurean Recess and in 1848 the Phoenix Saloon followed by the Exchange Saloon in 1856. Snow died in Toronto Canada on 21 October 1856. He is buried in the Toronto Necropolis alongside his wife Julia. Snow died in Toronto Canada on 21 October 1856. He is buried in the Toronto Necropolis .[23]

(SOURCE: Wikipedia)
  • Miranda

    Good Morning POU! So the press is as predictable as the sun rising in the east huh?
    https://twitter.com/KevinMKruse/status/899960495557529602

    • MsKitty

      The media will indulge in this until the end of time because it’s a diversion that enables them to avoid the truth about the role they played in making this shitshow possible.

    • rikyrah

      I know
      I know

    • BoomerGal

      Good Morning, Miranda

    • jziglar

      The media didn’t even do this for George W Bush especially when his approval was in the toilet after the Iraq war went south and Hurricane Katrina. This whole let’s only talk to Trump supporters has become so ridiculous.

  • Town

    If my coworker actually shows up to work today after getting chewed the F out yesterday, I will be in shock. She hasn’t shown up yet and it’s almost 9:30.

    • Miranda

      I thought they dismissed her?

      • Town

        No, they just chewed her out (again) & she sat at her desk all day trying not to cry and then she left early. They didn’t dismiss her (yet).

        She actually should NOT come back because it’s only going to be negative from here on out. (especially if she logged on to the job websites and sees the exact same ad we used to hire her on there now.)

  • Miranda
    • rikyrah

      Lips pursed

      • Yeah well. Indiana has a history that any Confederate would be proud of so…

        • BoomerGal

          You ain’t neva lied!!

  • Miranda

    Confederate memorial removed from outside Maryland court overnight
    By Associated Press August 22 at 7:55 AM

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — A Confederate memorial has been removed from outside a Maryland courthouse.

    Photos posted on Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman’s Facebook show the memorial outside the Circuit Court in Ellicott City being removed Monday night and placed onto a truck.

    Kittleman said the “more appropriate place for the memorial is in a museum, along with other artifacts and information on the Civil War.”

    more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/confederate-memorial-removed-from-outside-maryland-court/2017/08/22/c1b1bfea-8730-11e7-96a7-d178cf3524eb_story.html?utm_term=.8fc1919d6d75

  • Miranda

    RIP and sympathies to the devastated families
    https://twitter.com/AP/status/899951231522799617

    • Town

      That’s too bad.–that thing in the white house

    • MsKitty

      How awful. May the sailors rest in power.

    • Alma98

      So sad RIP.

  • Miranda

    Oh Gawd……I might as well have looked directly into the eclipse for 20 minutes since i’m blind now from rolling my eyes so hard.
    ——————–
    Nikki Haley says she had ‘personal’ talk with Trump about Charlottesville
    SIU 08/22/2017 09:23 AM EDT

    Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Tuesday that she had a “personal conversation” with President Donald Trump about his response to the violent clashes at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, stating matter-of-factly that she would “leave it at that.”

    “Well, I had a personal conversation with the president about Charlottesville, and I will leave it at that,” Haley said on CNN. “But I will tell you that there is no hate in this country. I know the pain that hate can cause, and we need to isolate haters, and we need to make sure that they know there is no place for them.”

    more here: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/22/trump-charlottesville-nikki-haley-241897

    • Kennymack1971

      What the hell is this supposed to prove? I’m so over the attempts to normalize this farce.

    • Town

      A new UN ambassador will be appointed within:

      The next week

      The next month

      By the end of the year

      Tomorrow

      • Miranda

        She might be hoping he removes her…I think she wants to run in 2020.

        • Town

          Then she’s even more delusional than he is.

          • Miranda

            Aren’t they all?

  • Miranda
    • Alma98

      It’s a shame he has to preface his comment with “I love the anthem”. smh

  • Kennymack1971

    Good morning POU Family.

    We called it. Some of these pundits really did fall for the okey doke.

    Dolt 45’s transparent and pathetic attempt to change the narrative that was obvious to everyone and yet…

    “tonight a new President Trump”

    “this was President Trump’s best speech”

    y’all….Y’ALL

    I just…can’t.

    • Miranda

      We knew the bullshit was coming. SMDH.

    • MsKitty

      Morning Kennymack.

      No worries, he’s gonna blow it all up in Arizona tonight.

  • Miranda
    • rikyrah

      Yep

  • MsKitty

    Morning rikyrah

    • rikyrah

      Morning MsKitty

  • Joy

    Morning, rikyrah and POU fam!

    • rikyrah

      Morning Joy

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, Joy Joy!

    • GreenLadyHere

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

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  • GreenLadyHere

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

    • rikyrah

      Morning GLH

    • BoomerGal

      Morning, GLH! **BIG HUG** and blessings to you and yours!

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY BoomerGal. – – –:>)– -**HUGS** :>)

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, POU! Blessings to everyone and have a good one! Another day, another dollar!!

    • GreenLadyHere

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      – B BLESSED♥– — – -$$$ LOL

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, GLH! **BIG HUG** and getting that $$$ is a blessing!! : )

        • GreenLadyHere

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    • MsKitty

      Morning BoomerGal

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, MsKitty

    • rikyrah

      Morning BoomerG

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, rikyrah

  • BoomerGal

    Good Morning, rikyrah

  • Miranda

    In case you missed it last night…Mnuchin’s wife is getting raked over the coals as she should. I had forgotten she was the Miss Ann that wrote that ugly article about her gap year in Zambia

    Susan Hennessey‏ @Susan_Hennessey
    Shocking that person who wrote famously gross article about Africa (https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/07/06/louise-linton-just-wrote-the-perfect-white-savior-in-africa-story/?utm_term=.f379745ade35 …) also turns out to a person who acts like this.
    https://twitter.com/Mrsmaxdewinter/status/899994077512552450

    • Joy

      Bitch actually mocked the person for not having money. Someone should have called her on the fact that they money she was referring to as “theirs” was actually “his”. Trophy wife bitch knows she signed a prenup.

    • rikyrah

      They are getting her, but good

      • They got her so good that she set he IG account to private!

  • Tunisia
    • Miranda

      Oh woo woo woo..woo woo woo…..WV, KY, OH “coal” folks that voted for trump..how must you feel?
      https://m.popkey.co/872a31/zE8pz.gif

    • Kennymack1971

      Awwwwww…BWAH HA HA HA!!!

    • jziglar

      LMAO! He couldn’t save them if he tried. Coal is a dying resource and the only people dumb to not believe it are the fools who believed the BS Trump and McConnell were selling.

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, jziglar!

        • jziglar

          Hey, Good Morning!

      • And of course they weren’t paying attention that his administration is now fully invested in natural gas and oil. Trump said they were stupid.

    • Hah!!! He played them to the wall.

      • BoomerGal

        Didn’t he though.

    • rikyrah

      Let them explain that away

    • Alma98

      hahahahaha!!!

  • This morning I tried to log on an got an access denied message and I was thinking WTH have I done now.

    Excellent history lesson to start the day. I did not know this. Thank you

    • Miranda

      Morning dj! There was a snag with the host site, should be fine from here on out!

      • Well disregard my message on twitter asking why and Good Morning. Have to remember my manners its not to many places when you log on you are greeted with a Good Morning

    • TyrenM

      Same thing. I thought it was the office IT crew coming at me.

      • BoomerGal

        Morning, Tyren!

        • TyrenM

          Hey BG!

      • Joy

        Ooh, me too. I almost clicked on that link requesting an exception…LOL!

    • rikyrah

      I was scared too

  • MonieTalks
    • BoomerGal

      Morning, Monie! So, now they got pedophiles AND racists among them! Damn.

      • TyrenM

        Always have.

      • MonieTalks

        Morning BG!

    • Miranda

      WOW….DAMN……SMDH

    • Maybe that explains Paul Ryan’s sociopathy

      • Miranda

        Good point.

    • Alma98

      hmmm…..

    • Excuse me???

  • Miranda

    Yall! So Candy Carson and Ben Jr been running HUD into the ground with Ben Sr just standing around twiddling his thumbs??
    ——————–
    The tone was collegial, built on the hopeful assumption that Carson wanted to do right by the department. “We were trying to be supportive,” Henry Cisneros, from the Clinton administration, told me. But it was hard for the ex-secretaries to get a read on Carson’s plans, not least because the whisper-voiced retired pediatric neurosurgeon was being overshadowed by an eighth person at the table: his wife, Candy. An energetic former real-estate agent who is an accomplished violinist and has co-authored four books with her husband, she had been spending far more time inside the department’s headquarters at L’Enfant Plaza than anyone could recall a secretary’s spouse doing in the past, only one of many oddities that HUD employees were encountering in the Trump era. She’d even taken the mic before Carson made his introductory speech to the department. “We’re really excited about working with — ” She broke off, as if detecting the puzzlement of the audience. “Well, he’s really.”
    […]
    But it was also possible that Ben Jr., and his mom, were so often at his father’s side for just the reason Ben Jr. claimed, to provide support. Because it was not hard to see why Carson would feel insecurity. He had been chosen for a job he had few qualifications for by a man who had few obvious qualifications for his own job, and he was now being left to his own devices to defend the dismantling of the department he was supposed to run, with an underpopulated corps of deputies at his side. (Even by mid-August, the Office of Public and Indian Housing, which spends tens of billions per year, did not have any senior political leadership whatsoever.) It was as if the White House were ensuring that whatever mere starvation failed to accomplish at HUD, indifference and mismanagement would finish.
    https://twitter.com/AlecMacGillis/status/899967671902625794

    • rikyrah

      Not shocked

      • Miranda

        Again…the good the Obama era implemented is now being destroyed:

        For years, the department had suffered low morale, and there was the perception, not entirely unjustified, that it was prone to episodes of self-dealing and corruption — most recently under Jackson, who was scrutinized for awarding HUD projects to companies run by his friends. But the department had experienced a rejuvenation in the Obama era, with morale rebounding under the leadership of his first secretary, Shaun Donovan, an ambitious, politically savvy housing administrator from New York. While it faced postrecession budget austerity — with its ranks dropping well below 8,000, from more than 16,000 decades earlier — the department made homelessness reduction a priority. Under Donovan’s successor, Julián Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, HUD embarked on a major initiative to address residential segregation by requiring cities and suburbs to do more to live up to the edicts of the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

    • GreenLadyHere

      mirannda♥- – — Still LooKin’– – – ☺https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CrUX0uAUAAEimUS.jpg
      HMPH!!

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      That ugly, no singing, wide, yukmouf bitch think she HUD secretary, huh?

      • Miranda

        Still funny.

    • Alma98

      This why they put him in the position, to wreak havoc and tear shit down. He is their scapegoat.

      • rikyrah

        Been saying that for forever.
        Don’t forget the party planner that they put over there.
        Fall guy-all of them

        • Alma98

          yep

  • GreenLadyHere

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    – – – OUR ELDERS♥/ANCESTORS♥–BRAVELY -TRIED 2- -Fight Against Our ENSLAVEMENT♥– – – — The tension was so high because the largest amount of fatalities caused by a slave uprising had occurred only a few years prior to the Snow Riot, with Nat Turner’s slave rebellion of 1831.– – –

    They — -ENDURED♥- – -BLESSINGS♥—

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    • rikyrah

      Morning GLH!

      • GreenLadyHere

        rikyrah- – -**wavin’ @ U** :>)

  • MonieTalks
    • BoomerGal

      Here we go.

    • These slandernistas will eff up an all expense paid trip to a Paris brothel

    • Miranda

      This wench……….

    • jziglar

      First of all Barack Obama is not your slave and he can do whatever the hell he wants to do. Second, this “private group” is about redistricting and working to make maps more fair and competitive. Also, I thought these idiots said that they were smarter and knew more than Obama so why do you need his help?

      • BoomerGal

        Alright now! 3 hits in a row!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- — “IT”- – -U R — -TOXIC- – -annnd WE Don’t Want U Here. .

    – — ☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/899993747483750400

    — – -COMMENT: – – – –Exactly. You can’t just go around egregiously and offensively insulting
    people and expect them to just get over it and welcome you
    – – –

    THANK U♥ – —

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – –HAH!_ – –At LEAST- —120- –“Very Fine People”– Identified- – -As- – -RACISTS!!!— –

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/899953044380692480

    – – – -COMMENTS: — – –Yeah … It was all about the statues. #Nazis-[hmph!]

    – – – the world consists of beautiful diversity everywhere you look, except in the minds of the Nazi collective– – –

    • BoomerGal

      The children and grandchildren of Segregation and Jim Crow.

      • GreenLadyHere

        BoomerGal- – -THANK U♥- –.”Heritage- – – -vs —HATRED”??- —

        THEY Chose- – — HATRED!!- – – -WE KNOW!!

  • I’m sensing a pattern here. White people mad about whatever attempt to destroy Black people and anything built by Black people.

    Snow hadn’t done anything to these losers. They were mad that he was successful and they like they’re ancestors and descendants had as usual deliberately shot themselves in the foot.

    • Miranda

      Oh that pattern never changes. That movie repeats itself…same script, different cast of characters.

      • I keep referring back to Reconstruction. It was the perfect storm for White people to throw off the feudal system that kept the majority of them poor and ignorant.

        Some got it. Way too many didn’t. They put the chains back on themselves and doubled down on their own serfdom. I really don’t care except they dragged Black people into it as well.

        • It’s happening again with the election of Dolt45.

    • Did you peep how Francis Scott Key, who wrote the national anthem, was involved? #MESSAGE

    • Miranda

      So why isn’t he behind bars yet.

    • Alma98

      He was fake crying.

  • GreenLadyHere

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    — -☻https://twitter.com/latimesnational/status/899971078184812544

    – – – —AMEN♥- – -annnd — AMEN♥– –

  • GreenLadyHere

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    – – -☺https://twitter.com/dparmer/status/899843226592579585

    — WAYTA Gooo. .

  • Miranda

    Kevin M. Kruse‏ @KevinMKruse
    With more people calling for Silent Sam to come down at @UNC, it’s worth remembering how the statue first went up.
    https://twitter.com/KevinMKruse/status/897287970566410242

    • Makes me think of that episode of “Underground” when Sam was lynched.

  • Miranda

    Trump Has Lied More Than 1,000 Times as President
    August 22, 2017 at 10:31 am EDT

    Washington Post: We have been tracking President Trump’s false or misleading claims for more than seven months. Somewhere around Aug. 4 or Aug. 5, he broke 1,000 claims, and the tally now stands at 1,057.

    That’s an impressive number by any standard. In fact, we are a little late with this update because we have simply been overwhelmed keeping track of the deluge of claims made by the president in the later part of July.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/08/22/president-trumps-list-of-false-and-misleading-claims-tops-1000/?utm_term=.7f20d5c1b551

    • Alma98

      smh

    • Only 1057?

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– – -Yaass- – —A – – -FOND MEMORY- — -of- – -YESTERDAY♥- – From this – -RESISTANT♥–— -:>)

    — -☺https://twitter.com/Freeyourmindkid/status/899687319124553729

    • rikyrah

      Uh uh uh

    • Joy

      Praying for divine intervention.

    • Lord, have mercy…

  • Miranda

    *BLINK*………..where has Chait been?!?!? THIS AINT NEW!
    https://twitter.com/NYMag/status/899874261858484225

    • He’s kidding right?

    • adept2u

      Oh wait what? Ain’t that the dickhead that was going oh yay now that Obama is gone White people can stop worrying about race issues? Do these motherfuckers have no shame at all? I know the answer to that they can’t feel shame and guilt is lethal.

      • jziglar

        Yep. Chait has done some great writing particularly on Obama’s accomplishments and legacy and refuting others by providing examples of how it will endure. But that take about racism and bigotry possibly calming down after Obama left office was stupid.

    • MsKitty

      https://media1.popsugar-assets.com/files/thumbor/EcHw1FSDeiI9jLNmiGCqltg-_ak/fit-in/1024×1024/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-/2015/07/09/812/n/1922398/171d428bbeaf54a2_rs_500x281-150209094336-prince/i/When-Someone-Favorite-Pop-Star-Problematic-Youve-Got-Tell-Them-How.gif

    • He must’ve missed when Reagan announced his campaign run in Philadelphia, Mississippi.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥- – -AHA!- —From A RESISTANT♥ – – -Some 411- – -on 1/2 Penny annnnd “Flake(y)”- – –

    — – -☺https://twitter.com/JesseRodriguez/status/899945405055590400

    – – –WATCHIN’. . .

    • aleth

      who cares? we have a klan member as potus

  • jziglar

    A new poll out of Virginia has Trump’s approval at 28%. Damn that is low. And this was taken after Charlottesville. Though Trump has never been popular in VA. If I were Gillespie I would tell Trump to stay as far way as possible because he is toxic in VA.

    • BoomerGal

      Heh. I think it’s been that low for a while.

    • Town

      Gillespie has to choose one side over the other, but he can’t because if he disavows Trump/Corey Stewart voter he loses but if he embraces the Trump/Corey Stewart voter people are turned off. He’s got to pick a side and whichever side he picks is not going to end well for him.

      His best best is to hope there is massive voter suppression.

      Spoiler alert: the Trump/Corey Stewart voter DOES NOT LIKE Ed Gillespie. They’ll vote for him but they are not enthused.

      • jziglar

        Good analysis. Basically Gillespie is caught between two bad options.

        • Town

          Yes because Corey Stewart ALMOST beat him for the GOP nomination…Gillespie only pulled it out by a few thousand votes.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia♥– –NEWSWEEK- – – — Caught “IT’s”- – -DISTRACTION- —

    – – -☺https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1/status/900006430476050432

    – -COMMENT: — – –Lets send his kids, the Nazis Klan & #hermesscarf princess to the frontline first!– —

    — – Gotta – -“bounce”- –Errand. — –C Ya Soon♥. . :>)

    • BoomerGal

      LOL!!! This is so true on so many levels!

      • GreenLadyHere

        BoomerGal- – -*Co-Sign**– – -:>) BETCHA- — – he’s surptised that WE R NOT Distracted.- — HAH!- – — All he hasta do is 2 LOOK Inda STREETS @ the “MARCHIN’ RESISTANTS♥”- – — They haven’t STOPPED since- – -“IT’s”- – -INAUGURATION. . .HAH!—

        WELL- – –DONE♥ — -:>)

  • Miranda

    This is absolutely disgusting and I hope he Karma kicks his ass into a knot. Evil ass snake.
    https://twitter.com/existentialfish/status/900004918886625280

    • BoomerGal

      HUH????

    • adept2u

      WOW! Well fuck if military people like work for agree with are not currently up in arms over this fuck them.

    • WTF is “political correct social engineering training”???

      • MsKitty

        TRANSLATION: Too many darkies and spics manning the controls when they only have the intelligence of chimpanzees.

        • BoomerGal

          Oh! Code!! Got it.

    • Joy

      You can be sure this bitch is gonna burn in hell.

  • Miranda

    Dear Daughters of the Confederacy,
    FUCK YOU BITCHES.
    https://twitter.com/nycsouthpaw/status/900004795003613184

    • adept2u

      Dear Daughter’s of the Confederacy,

      Your Ancestors are currently in hell. They are at this moment being basted by the sizzling grease of the demon Azazel while frying like a catfish in the skillet of Satan. Fuck you and your trail and spoor.

      • Joy

        I wanna make love to this post.

        • Miranda

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

    • Bitches, please. Like we aren’t aware of the racist history of their organization.

      Watch they bring out their Black members as cover.

      • BoomerGal

        They have black members?

        • rikyrah

          Strom Thurmond’s daughter applied for membership, if I remember right

          • BoomerGal

            I wonder if she was ever accepted.

    • MsKitty

      Nope. Just gonna keep scrolling past.

    • What is it with these people always trying to pretend that the Confederacy has nothing to do with what it was actually formed for? How many copies of the articles of secession do they need to see?

    • Worldwatcher7

      Slavery lasted for more than 240 years in this country, yet we are constantly being told to “get over it.”

      The damn Civil War lasted for 4 years, so these people need to get over it already. Also, their ancestors lost. Stop placing participation trophies in town squares.

  • Miranda

    Apparently mayhem, accidental military deaths and gross political incompetence are norms under this administration.
    https://twitter.com/teenagesleuth/status/900003570409328641

    • rikyrah

      Uh huh.
      The curve…..
      The curve…

    • Town

      That’s too bad.

    • aleth

      he is white and racist… ok

  • Miranda

    She won’t go to work but I bet the lil racist heifer will be on stage with Trump this afternoon.
    ———————-
    Arizona Republican won’t show up for her job after being caught declaring ‘white pride’ after Charlottesville march
    22 AUG 2017 AT 10:28 ET

    Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller refused to attend Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting in Arizona after she was caught declaring her “white pride” on Facebook after the Charlottesville, Virginia violence.

    Miller sent an email to county officials at 6:13 a.m. saying that she would be “unable” to attend the meeting, but didn’t give a reason, the Arizona Daily Star reported.

    “I am sending this to notify you that I will be unable to cal [sic] in to today’s board meeting: August 21, 2017,” Miller wrote in an email. “Please notify the Chair.”

    A large number of people spoke out against Miller’s comments at the meeting, which included hecklers from both supporters and opponents of Miller.

    “I’m sick and tired of being hit for being white,” she wrote on Facebook hours after the Charlottesville violence. “It is all about making us feel like we need to apologize. I am WHITE — and proud of it! No apologies necessary.”

    She was responding to a Politico story former Tucson mayoral candidate Shaun McClusky had shared on his Facebook that talked about President Donald Trump’s comments about the violence.

    Miller has also submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for all phone, computer and social media records from all 7,000 public employees. She seeks “any and all copies of verbal and written communications, including but not limited to emails, social media accounts, phone calls and letters from anyone; including members of the public, all county employees, County administrator, any and all elected officials, communications department employees, County attorney office employees, as well as each and every one of the Board of supervisors members related to the request for the opinion you just issued regarding my comments on a Facebook post.”
    http://tucson.com/news/local/ally-miller-seeks-county-records-on-her-white-and-proud/article_1e26d920-8620-11e7-9b5c-0b0734f9e159.html

    • Alma98

      Morning Miranda, does she not know they can fire her ass even if she doesn’t show up lol.

  • BoomerGal

    Morning, Alma!

  • Miranda

    :)‏ @KindaFedUp
    CNN Your panel of Trump supporters just shows a level of stupid
    we knew existed but really didn’t believe. #resignTrump

    SteelDonkey‏ @Steel_Donkey
    CNN on. Moment ago, they interviewed 6 Trump supporters. One said: “Pres Trump is smarter than anyone in this room.”

    When you’re right…
    https://twitter.com/CNN/status/900003408417087489

    • Alma98

      I refuse to listen to these ignorant fools. That guy has a huge ass head don’t he?

    • aleth

      this is how 2520 boys thing, they think everything is a joke until it blows up in their face. Like I said the media run by white hoys and girls are his biggest fans and will save him

  • jziglar

    I think we all know this Trump rally is going to be a hot mess. He will most likely attack McCain, Flake, McConnell, Hillary Clinton, and at some point mention Obama. He is going to express his anger because he has no legislative accomplishments and next month congress has must pass bills they have to get done like raising the debt ceiling, a budget/CR, and reauthorizing SCHIP and FAA funding. Protections for the use of reconciliation for health care expires September 30 so that means that window will officially close. Congress has little time and much to do next month and Trump isn’t going to make it easier acting like a buffoon.

    • MsKitty

      By the end of tonight this will be every journo who said that Trump was presidential in his Afghanistan address.

      https://media.giphy.com/media/123cG2H4JWnUuk/giphy.gif

      • Miranda

        You know it.

      • BoomerGal

        They’re steady trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

  • MsKitty

    Morning Alma

  • Alma98

    Morning rikyrah

  • Miranda

    Why is this under the radar?? Hmmmmmm
    ————————-
    British spy Christopher Steele has given FBI the names of his sources for Trump dossier: report

    A former British spy has reportedly given FBI agents the names of his sources for an explosive 35-page dossier linking President Donald Trump to Russian efforts to interfere with the election.
    ——————–
    Glenn Simpson, key figure behind million-dollar ‘dossier,’ to face questions
    Aug 22, 2017, 6:03 AM ET

    A key figure behind the so-called “dossier” featuring uncorroborated and salacious allegations about then-candidate Donald Trump’s ties to Russia will be questioned by investigators from the Senate Judiciary Committee today about the funding and sources for the document.

    During last year’s heated Republican primary race, Fusion GPS, a private research firm founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson, was initially paid about a million dollars by wealthy Republicans and then later worked for Democrats, all of whom wanted to dig up dirt on Trump and plant negative news stories, according to political operatives.

    Simpson, who will appear in a closed session on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, hired the former MI6 agent Christopher Steele to compile the now infamous “dossier,” which alleged that members of the Trump campaign had colluded with Russian agents to damage Hillary Clinton, Trump’s Democratic opponent.

    more here: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/glenn-simpson-key-figure-million-dollar-dossier-face/story?id=49348102

    • jziglar

      It’s actually good that all of this is going on under the radar. This and Mueller’s investigation is being overshadowed by Trump’s incompetence and embrace of the Klan and Neo-Nazis.

      • adept2u

        Every minute Trump’s with the NAZIs he gets weaker while Mueller squats in the bush and gets stronger.

      • Town

        Right. Nobody’s paying attention to Mueller’s investigation right now, which is a good thing. That means Mueller can collect his receipts in the cut.

        What brings Trump down will not be Russia.

  • Joy

    Mooorrrrrnniinnnngggg!

  • Miranda

    Massachusetts town official calls CNN’s Symone Sanders a ‘stupid porch monkey’ in Facebook argument

    Dudley highway chief apologizes for racist remark
    Aug 21, 2017 at 9:41 PM

    DUDLEY – Highway Superintendent Daniel W. Gion publicly apologized Monday for the racist remark that landed him on administrative leave.

    At the selectmen’s meeting Monday, resident Michael A. DeBoise of Jesse Road went to the microphone. “As an African-American living in this town, I’m very offended,” he said. “He’s an official in this town and he should act like an official in town. It’s embarrassing, very embarrassing.”

    Mr. Gion was among many participating in a heated Facebook argument Monday night when he posted the comment “Stupid porch monkey!!” That reportedly referred to CNN political commentator Symone Sanders.

    A woman Mr. Gion said he had several exchanges with that night, Destiny Grardner, later posted images of Ms. Sanders and Mr. Gion’s comment to the town’s Facebook page and suggested he be fired. A second post by Ms. Grardner said, “Dan Gion thinks black people are porch monkeys and he is a supervisor employed here.”

    Town Administrator Greg L. Balukonis reported that Mr. Gion was placed on paid leave Wednesday, pending the selectmen’s meeting Monday.

    more here: http://www.telegram.com/news/20170821/dudley-highway-chief-apologizes-for-racist-remark

    • adept2u

      How horrible he’s on paid vacay. That’ll teach him!!!

      • MsKitty

        What? No trip to Disney World?

    • Alma98

      Nope, nope fire his ass. He cannot do his job with his racist mindset. Fire him asap.

      • BoomerGal

        I am sick to death of all these fake ass apologies when they get busted.

    • When in doubt go racist.

    • He’s sorry he got caught. Fire him!

  • Alma98

  • Worldwatcher7

    Good morning POU.

    • Alma98

      Good morning WW7

    • BoomerGal

      Good morning, Ww7!

      • Worldwatcher7

        Hi BG!

    • MsKitty

      Hey Worldwatcher7

  • Thanks for the reminder, Lamh!

  • Miranda
    • Joy

      Hell yes. And I get annoyed every time Jerruh opens his pie hole to say something about his boys being good little flag and anthem observers. I hope one of them takes a knee so he can shut the fuck up.

    • Alma98

      LOL!!! Love Shannon

    • LOL! Shannon’s got a way with words!

  • Joy
    • Miranda

      Yup.

    • BoomerGal

      Oh, I see.

    • MsKitty

      Good for him, because more than a few white folks in interracial relationships still choose to look the other way.

      • BoomerGal

        I believe that.

      • Looking at you Kim Kardashian and Adam Housley.

        • Alma98

          He thinks she’s a special kind of negro.

    • I figured as much when he said, “I’ll be raising children that don’t look like me”.

      • Joy

        I didn’t get that part of his comments because I can’t watch certain vids at work. *shakes fist at IT guys*

  • Town

    Ok, I need to watch my old DVR episodes:

    There was a telenovela I was watching, it started out with some white dude running up in the school with guns basically screaming Make America Great Again.

    Due to circumstances, I couldn’t watch the show but I was able to DVR the last week. Apparently on the Gran Finale, a white dude ran up on the stage with guns screaming AMERICA WILL BE WHITE AGAIN. I need to see these shows to find out what happened! LOL

    • JojoRaze

      Sounds like the “La Doblr Vida de Estela Carillo” which I did not watch, but had an immigration theme. Univision is tripping. You have to have cable to watch their novelas online or shell out $5 per month to see them. Their novelas are not that good so I’ll pass.

  • Miranda

    This bitch…………..Louise Linton posted a pic of her getting off of a GOVERNMENT airplane crowing about her day trip and tagging Hermes and Tom Ford for a pic that looked like it was for an upcoming spread in Town and Country or Vogue but THAT wasn’t a real story here to Maggie Haberman? That alone was enough for a rundown of that heifer for using taxpayer funds for her joyride to Kentucky and then tagging designers in an obvious ploy for publicity – but it wasn’t until her bitchass post back to a commenter that it became “bad”
    https://twitter.com/owillis/status/900031833836068864

    • Town

      Maggie Haberman is an idiot.

    • MsKitty

      She’s not gonna ruin her access no matter what. She’s the Judith Miller of the 2010s.

    • 7thangel

      this trick is pure trash. she represents the nyt to a tee

    • But I bet if we dug deep enough, we’d find an article, written by Haberman, criticizing Michelle Obama taking trips.

    • rikyrah

      Bitchslap her

  • Miranda

    They’re never going to stop with this shit. Never. They will forever hoist up these racist white idiots.
    https://twitter.com/bpolitics/status/899979481351282688

    • 7thangel

      never

      just how many ‘journalists’ voted for this racist shitbag?

      the amount of caping for their voters has gone beyond abnormal. guilt takes many forms and we’re seeing them coming from the media, except the one where they admit their guilt in helping putting him in the WH

      • MsKitty

        THIS. ALL. DAY. LONG.

  • jziglar

    So I see on twitter that someone is making fake Malia Obama accounts and people are calling out whoever is responsible for this stuff. But you can bet that it’s 99% certain that it’s a white right wing nut job/ Trump fan responsible for this. And it goes to show you that these people are a bunch of sick loons. They waste so much time obsessing over the Obamas and especially the Obama girls. Like why are they so obsessed with the Obama girls? Leave them the hell alone and worry about your own sorry lives. I have never seen this behavior before towards previous President’s children.

    • BoomerGal

      You know as well as I do what this is, hate, jealousy and ear.

    • MsKitty

      They’ve been coming at the girls for almost 10 years and still they rise. Malia and Sasha will be able to do anything they want in this life and the sky is truly the limit for them, so it’s probably a safe bet that they probably don’t give the haters much thought.

  • Miranda

    “If he was smart, he’d be even more dangerous,” De Niro said of Trump in a new interview with Deadline. “He’s dangerous as it is. He’s terrible, and a flat-out blatant racist and doubling down on that, and it’s good that he does because he’s going to sink himself.”
    https://twitter.com/NYDailyNews/status/899979976627412993

  • Kennymack1971

    So I tweeted this….

    https://twitter.com/Kennymack1971/status/900012489664077824

    And lord….the butthurt responses from the Bros…

    LMAO… Snowflakes.

    • Joy

      Giving you some cyber dap in that.

    • Miranda

      The butthurt is STRONG. LOL

    • rikyrah

      Bravo

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up

  • Town

    http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/gov-mcauliffe-wants-arrests-in-beating-of-man-in-charlottesville/article_156d8344-c386-5ad0-912c-4b6f4118c173.html

    Governor demands the arrest of the racists who beat that black man in the parking garage.

    Usual racists run up in the comments section saying how the black guy started it and he was violent and they were just defending themselves etc. When questioned how 8 guys with sticks and poles were defending themselves against 1 guy, they started crying about how the Governor is the real racist and HE should be the one arrested etc.

  • GreenLadyHere

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