Michelle Obama talks about her
experience with racism as first lady 90 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/27/2020 3:57:31 PM Post Reply

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

Strike: NBA cancels three playoff games after
players boycott over Jacob Blake shooting 56 replies

Posted by Pluperfect 8/27/2020 4:28:48 AM Post Reply

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.

‘I Don’t Think There Should Be Any
Debates:’ Nancy Pelosi Says Biden Should
Not ‘Legitimize’ Trump 53 replies

Posted by earlybird 8/27/2020 1:10:27 PM Post Reply

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.”

Romney 2012 staffers
unite behind effort
to elect Joe Biden 53 replies

Posted by tisHimself 8/27/2020 5:33:49 AM Post Reply

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.

As Sports Media Cheers On Athlete
Boycotts, Fans Will Walk Away 37 replies

Posted by Pluperfect 8/28/2020 4:49:14 AM Post Reply

It is sometimes underappreciated how new professional sports is as a dominant cultural phenomenon. For the vast majority of human history, sports has been overwhelmingly played by amateurs. And even in America, it is only in the past fifty years that this professionalized version of sport became a route to wealth. Baseball, which has the longest professional sports history in the United States, illustrates this: the average MLB salary is up an inflation-adjusted 3,000 percent since the late 1960s. Professional sports only became big money in the era of television, as a form of mass entertainment

South Carolina college student,
stepfather fatally shot in head on
front lawn over fender bender: reports 36 replies

Posted by JunkYardDog 8/28/2020 7:41:02 AM Post Reply

A South Carolina college student and her stepfather were shot dead on the front lawn Monday in a road rage-related attack after a minor fender bender in the driveway. Laura Ashley Anderson, 21, and Charles Nicholas Wall, 45, were killed outside a home in Georgetown, S.C., which was recently purchased by Anderson, where she expected to begin her new adult life. Ty Sheem Walters III, 23, allegedly rear-ended Wall

Biden looks to break out of the basement and
campaign in battlegrounds after Labor Day 34 replies

Posted by Pluperfect 8/28/2020 4:46:10 AM Post Reply

After months of political jokes about him hiding in his basement, Joe Biden looks set to join President Trump in returning to the campaign trail in September. “I’m a tactile politician. I really miss being able to, you know, grab hands, shake hands, you can’t do that now. But I can, in fact, appear beyond virtually, in person, in many of these places. That’s what you’re going to be seeing after Labor Day,” the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee said Thursday. Biden, the two-term vice president, listed Arizona, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin as likely destinations during a fundraiser hosted by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Kamala Harris, Not Feeble Basement-Dwelling
Joe Biden, Will Travel to DC to Deliver
Counter to President Trump’s Convention
Speech 33 replies

Posted by Imright 8/27/2020 8:22:45 AM Post Reply

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

NBA Players Vote to Resume Playoffs,
Postpone Thursday Games 32 replies

Posted by Pluperfect 8/27/2020 2:57:11 PM Post Reply

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.

‘It’s playing into Trump’s hands’: Dems fear
swing-state damage from Kenosha unrest 32 replies

Posted by NorthernDog 8/27/2020 8:40:52 AM Post Reply

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

An NBA so woke it cancels itself 30 replies

Posted by PageTurner 8/27/2020 10:45:03 AM Post Reply

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

Texas father, one of FBI’s 10 most
wanted fugitives, arrested for
daughters’ 2008 “honor killing” 30 replies

Posted by StormCnter 8/27/2020 8:24:56 AM Post Reply

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.

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