experience with racism as first lady 88 replies
Michelle Obama has recalled her “exhausting” experience with racism using the example of a simple trip to get ice cream with her daughters during her time in the White House. (Snip) “There was a line, and once again, when I’m just a Black woman, I notice that white people don’t even see me. They’re not even looking at me. So I’m standing there with two little Black girls, another Black female adult, they’re in soccer uniforms, and a white woman cuts right in front of us to order. Like she didn’t even see us.” Obama said the girl at the
players boycott over Jacob Blake shooting 56 replies
I can’t remember a wildcat strike ever happening by a pro sports team, let alone an entire league, let alone during the playoffs. My guess is that it’ll alienate more people than it’ll win over, but alienation never lasts very long in sports. A million fans will vow today that they’ll never watch the NBA again and most will be back next week, or at least for the Finals. And everyone who isn’t will be back next season. The Milwaukee Bucks violated the collective bargaining agreement with the league when they decided to protest by not playing today’s game against the Orlando Magic.
unite behind effort
to elect Joe Biden 53 replies
More than 30 former staffers from Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign are signing onto an effort to elect Joe Biden — the same man they worked to defeat during the 2012 campaign. The latest initiative launched by Republicans eager to unseat their party’s presidential nominee comes as Romney is increasingly viewed with scorn by President Donald Trump’s fervent base.
Debates:’ Nancy Pelosi Says Biden Should
Not ‘Legitimize’ Trump 52 replies
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said on Thursday that Joe Biden should not participate in debates with President Trump during the general election campaign. “Don’t tell anybody I told you this, especially don’t tell Joe Biden: I don’t think there should be any debates,” Pelosi told reporters at a press conference. “I do not think that the president of the United States has comported himself in a way that has any association with truth, evidence, data, and facts. I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him, nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States.”
Joe Biden, Will Travel to DC to Deliver
Counter to President Trump’s Convention
Speech 33 replies
Kamala Harris, not basement-dwelling Joe Biden will travel to DC to deliver a counter to President Trump’s convention speech on Thursday. 77-year-old (almost 78) Joe Biden is too feeble to travel and campaign. Biden rarely leaves his Delaware basement and when he does, he stays close to home so he can shuffle back to his bunker for a nap. Now he’s deploying his running mate as the main event to counter President Trump’s convention speech.The Hill reported: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) will deliver a speech Thursday to counter President Trump’s remarks
Postpone Thursday Games 32 replies
NBA players have voted to resume the 2020 playoffs, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Games will restart on either Friday or Saturday, per a league statement. There is a video conference scheduled for Thursday afternoon between a group of NBA players and team governors representing the 13 teams in Orlando. Six teams opted not to play on Wednesday following the shooting of Kenosha, Wisc. resident Jacob Blake.
swing-state damage from Kenosha unrest 32 replies
KENOSHA, Wis. — Downtown buildings set ablaze by arsonists were still smoldering from the night before when Kirk Ingram started to paint an angel on his boarded-up store front. Ingram, a Democrat who runs a massage therapy business, said the war-zone images of his city on TV — armed people running through the streets, burned cars and broken windows — were bolstering President Donald Trump’s get-tough message. Maybe a few uplifting murals could start to tell a different story about Kenosha, Ingram said Wednesday. Trump has attempted to frame the violent unrest in the wake of Jacob Blake’s shooting as
Deciding to go Colin Kaepernick one better, the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks players decided to cancel their playoff game to protest the Kenosha, Wisconsin police shooting of Jacob Blake, a career criminal with a warrant out for 3rd degree sexual assault, who was resisting arrest. That act triggered racial grievance riots, along with lootings, destruction, and a likely permanent decline for Kenosha, as usually happens in riot-torn cities. But the NBA didn’t want to leave it alone and let justice take its course. Someone in the locker room of the Bucks suggested a game strike, and then the rest of them, lemmings-like, jumped onboard. The act was
wanted fugitives, arrested for
daughters’ 2008 “honor killing” 30 replies
A Dallas-area taxicab driver wanted for the 2008 slayings of his two teenage daughters was arrested Wednesday in a small North Texas town, the FBI said. Agents arrested Yaser Abdel Said, 63, in Justin, 36 miles northwest of Dallas. The Egyptian-born suspect had been sought on a capital murder warrant since the New Year’s Day 2008 fatal shootings of the two Lewisville High School students, Sarah Yaser Said, 17, and Amina Yaser Said, 18. Court documents list no attorney for the suspect.A police report at the time said a family member told investigators that the suspect threatened “bodily harm″ against Sarah for going on a date with a non-Muslim.
for more violence, not less’ 29 replies
Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden on Thursday said President Trump is “rooting” for more violence on U.S. streets because he sees it as a political benefit. “He views this as a political benefit to him,” Mr. Biden said in a live interview on MSNBC. “He’s rooting for more violence, not less, and is clear about that.” Mr. Biden pushed back against the Trump team’s line that people wouldn’t be “safe” in his America by pointing out that the ongoing unrest and violence is in fact happening on Mr. Trump’s watch. “Joe Biden’s America—while running a video of Donald Trump’s America,” he said.
fired over Kenosha commentary 28 replies
Last night provided more evidence that Tucker Carlson is the most important political commentator of the current crisis. Ankle biting critics, jealous of his status as host of the eponymous top-rated cable news show, seized upon perfectly reasonable comments he made on Wednesday’s edition of his show and launched a campaign to boycott his advertisers (they are close forcing me to buy one of Mike Lindell’s pillows) and thereby pressure Fox News into cancelling him. Tucker proudly tweeted out the segment in question, with Twitter cautioning viewers that it may be sensitive
Hurricane Laura hitting Gulf
Coast is ‘karma’ 27 replies
CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart is facing more criticism over his Twitter activity, this time suggesting that “karma” is involved in the trajectory of Hurricane Laura.Hurricane Laura was upgraded to a Category 4 storm as it approaches Texas and Louisiana. Anti-Trump writer David Rothkopf questioned whether the hurricane is tied to other events like the coronavirus outbreak and the wildfires that have hit California.”A massive hurricane that may be part of an unprecedented hurricane season is bearing down on the Gulf Coast. California is being devastated by some of the worst fires in history. The worst pandemic in 100 years