Is this a joke, or are these people just completely incompetent?

Oh, this is no joke.

What we have here is a combination of “racism fever,” complete incompetence, and sheer stupidity.

Laura Italiano of The New York Post writes, “The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture has a little-known but controversial section on ‘whiteness’ that is creating a stir on Twitter.”

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I would say “creating a stir” is an odd choice of words.

Please continue with the rest of the blog, and then think about what these actions and statements cause you to think.

“The museum’s online description of the exhibit was tweeted out on Wednesday by Byron York, chief political correspondent for the Washington Examiner.”

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‘“The National Museum of African American History & Culture wants to make you aware of certain signs of “whiteness:” Individualism, hard work, objectivity, the nuclear family, progress, respect for authority, delayed gratification, and more,’ York tweeted.”

Yes…, much more.

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“In an Examiner opinion piece on Thursday, York pointed out the oddity of so many universally positive attributes being ascribed to ‘whiteness.’”

‘“Most of the attributes listed seem to be a recipe for success for anyone,’ he wrote.”

‘“Certainly, millions of black Americans work hard every day, respect individual effort, plan for the future, are polite to others, and so on.  It seems odd to attribute that to “whiteness,” as opposed to, say, the everyday values of trying to lead a successful life.’”

Saying this is “odd” is quite an understatement.

These black Americans are obviously all “Uncle Toms and Aunt Jemimas,” Mr. York, and would not really be considered “black” by the likes of the NAACP, Al Sharpton, Colin Kaepernick, or even Joe Biden.

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‘“Yet according to the National Museum of African American History & Culture, “whiteness” it is.’”

“The original tweet had been retweeted, and liked, more than 22,000 times by Thursday afternoon.”

Who are these people “liking” this completely racist, bigoted and brainless determinations, be they white, black, or whatever?!

‘“Not gonna lie, they nailed us in the food section: “bland is best,”’ Washington Post data reporter and self-described ‘Born-again Minnesotan’ Christopher Ingraham quipped in response.”

I’m not gonna lie either…, you’re an idiot, Mr. Ingraham.

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When you were “born-again,” were you born without a brain?

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I can’t even begin to comment on the level of assumed stereotypical stupidness and self-importance that it took to make that comment.

Here we have ONE stupid white guy out of 220 MILLION white people, and he presumes to stereotype us all and speak for the entire white population.

All I can say is his level of stupidity is quite impressive.

BUT HE IS NOWHERE, NOWHERE NEAR THE LEVEL OF STUPIDITY DEMONSTRATED BY THESE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE PEOPLE!!!

Do these people working there have ANY qualifications?

Seriously.

Actually, I’m sure they all have very impressive educational resumes…, but what does that tell you about our institutions of “higher” learning?

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“On Thursday, York noted that the DC museum, one of the most successful in the Smithsonian system (at least with all of the liberal tools), gets $33 million in federal funding (I’m paying for this!) and has been supported by ‘the Lilly Endowment, the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, American Express, Bank of America, 3M, Boeing, Michael Jordan, Kaiser Permanente, the Rockefeller Foundation, Target, UnitedHealth, Walmart, and many more.’”

You can’t get much more politically correct than donating tons of money to The National Museum of African American History & Culture.

Just sayin’.

And, how exactly do they measure being “successful?”

By the amount of money they manage to bring in, I assume.

It wouldn’t have anything to do with the quality of their exhibits or anything like that.

Marina Watts for Newsweek [sometimes referred to as “Weaknews”] added, “The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture recently unveiled guidelines for talking about race.”

How nice of you all to assume that responsibility!

And what an invaluable set of guidelines they are!

“A graphic displayed in the guidelines, entitled ‘Aspects and Assumptions of Whiteness in the United States,’ declares that rational thinking and hard work, among others, are white values.”

“In the section, Smithsonian declares that ‘objective, rational, linear thinking,’ ‘quantitative emphasis,’ ‘hard work before play,’ and various other values are aspects and assumptions of whiteness.”

I’m just trying to imagine the collection of racist idiots, sitting in a conference room somewhere inside the esteemed Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, kicking around these “assumptions of whiteness.”

“They referred to the website’s page titled ‘Whiteness’ when asked for additional comment. The graphic was later removed from the page.”

I guess “taking responsibility” isn’t a quality that we should attribute to these representatives of African American culture either.

‘“White dominant culture, or whiteness, refers to the ways white people and their traditions, attitudes, and ways of life have been normalized over time and are now considered standard practices in the United States’ the introduction to the section reads. ‘And since white people still hold most of the institutional power in America, we have all internalized some aspects of white culture— including people of color.’”

“Another section says that white values include ‘steak and potatoes: bland is best’ and that white people have ‘no tolerance for deviation from a ‘single god’ concept.’”

“Other subsections deal with ‘family structure,’ ‘rugged individualism,’ ‘Protestant work ethic’ and ‘aesthetics [Concerned with the nature and appreciation of beauty, especially in art.].’”

“The ‘White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack’ section says that white people do not need to worry about certain things, such as doing things alone without being followed or harassed, along with feeling that their race is properly represented.

‘“Thinking about race is very different for nonwhite persons living in America,’ the Smithsonian site continues. ‘People of color must always consider their racial identity, whatever the situation, due to the systemic and interpersonal racism that still exists.’”

“On July 15, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture clarified their portal’s intentions and how readers should approach the information. ‘At a time when the soul of our country is being tested, our Talking About Race portal will help individuals and communities foster constructive conversations and much needed dialogue about one of our nation’s most challenging topics: Racism and its corrosive impact,’ the museum began a Twitter thread.”

I’m not sure about helping to “foster constructive conversations,” but I do know you’ve given us an example “racism and it’s corrosive impact.”

‘“America is once again facing the challenge of race, a challenge that needs all of our understanding and commitment,’ it continued. ‘Our portal was designed to help individuals, families, and communities talk about racism, racial identity and how forces shape every aspect of our society.’”

In this regard, The National Museum of African American History & Culture has failed miserably.

Spencer Crew is serving as the Interim Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). He is also the Clarence J. Robinson Professor of American, African American and Public History at George Mason University.

As the Interim Director, he has some level of responsibility here.

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The Museum Council consists of:

 

Kenneth Irvine Chenault

Chair

Chairman and managing director, General Catalyst

 

Anthony Coles

Vice Chair of Advancement Committee

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cerevel Therapeutics

 

Franklin D. Raines

Vice Chair of Finance Committee

Former chairman and CEO, Fannie Mae; former director, U.S. Office of Management and Budget

 

Ruth J. Simmons

Vice Chair of Nominating and Governance Committee

President, Prairie View A&M University; President Emerita, Brown University

 

Elizabeth Alexander

President, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

 

Rosalind Brewer

COO and Group President, Starbucks

 

Lonnie G. Bunch, III

Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

 

Laura W. Bush

Former first lady of the United States of America

 

Maverick Carter

Principal, LRMR Ventures

 

James I. Cash, Jr.

James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, Harvard Business School

 

Kenneth L. Coleman

Chairman, Saama Technologies, Inc.

 

Edith Cooper

Board Director, Etsy, Slack, and EQT Partners

 

Kenneth C. Frazier

President and CEO, Merck & Co.

 

LaTanya R. Jackson

Actress, director, and producer

 

Linda Johnson Rice

Chairman, Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.

 

Robert L. Johnson

Founder and Chairman, The RLJ Companies; founder and former Chairman, Black Entertainment Television, Inc.

 

Quincy D. Jones

Producer and CEO, Quincy Jones Productions, Inc.

 

Ted Leonsis

Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Monumental Sports

 

Doris Matsui (D-CA 6th District)

Member, United States House of Representatives

 

Brian T. Moynihan

Chairman and CEO, Bank of America

 

Charles Edwards Phillips, Jr.

CEO, Infor

 

General Colin L. Powell

Retired General, United States Army; former Secretary of State, United States of America

 

Earl W. Stafford

CEO, The Wentworth Group, LLC

 

Patrick Swygert

President emeritus, Howard University

 

Darren Walker

President, Ford Foundation

 

Anthony Welters

Executive chairman, BlackIvy Group, LLC

 

Oprah Winfrey

Chairman and CEO, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Harpo, Inc.

 

Robert L. Wright

Co-chairman emeritus, SENTEL Corporation

 

Emeritus Members:

Richard Dean Parsons

 

Below are the various curators at the museum:

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Jacquelyn D. Serwer, Chief Curator with the National Museum of African American History and Culture

They all appear very happy, and feeling they’re “all that.”

I would like to know which of these curators are responsible for this display of racist idiocy.

Whoever is responsible should be relieved of their duties at the museum.

The museum should also be issuing a formal apology.

I don’t actually expect either of these things to happen, but I think it is reasonable to expect, nonetheless.

 

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“Tis but thy name that is my enemy.” – Shakespeare

Yes…, your name, and your picture too!

According to Janine Puhak of Fox News, “Aunt Jemima is being rebranded with a new name and image, parent company Quaker Oats has announced, acknowledging that the face of the brand was ‘based on a racial stereotype.’”

“It was announced on Wednesday morning that the line of pancake mix, syrup, and other breakfast foods will be debut a new look as part of Quaker’s push to ‘to make progress toward racial equality.’”

‘“We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype,’ said Kristin Kroepfl, vice president and chief marketing officer of Quaker Foods North America, in a statement shared with Fox News. ‘As we work to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives, we also must take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure they reflect our values and meet our consumers’ expectations.’”

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“Kroepfl added that while the parent company has tried to ‘update’ the Aunt Jemima brand through the years to be ‘appropriate and respectful,’ the time has come to scrap the current product in favor of a complete makeover.”

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‘“We acknowledge the brand has not progressed enough to appropriately reflect the confidence, warmth and dignity that we would like it to stand for today,’ Kroepfl stressed. ‘We are starting by removing the image and changing the name. We will continue the conversation by gathering diverse perspectives from both our organization and the Black community to further evolve the brand and make it one everyone can be proud to have in their pantry.’”

So, you want to “appropriately reflect the Black community?”

Maybe the new “Aunt Jemima” should be a rioter with a mask on?

Maybe on the back of the box, you could include instructions for making Molotov cocktails?!

“The 130-year-old breakfast brand’s logo features a black woman named Aunt Jemima.  The logo has evolved over time, with Quaker dropping Aunt Jemima’s kerchief in recent years, per NBC News.”

St. Joseph Gazette editor Chris L. Rutt and his friend Charles G. Underwood developed the pancake mix 1888 and later appropriated the “Aunt Jemima” name and image from lithographed posters seen at a vaudeville house, there, in St. Joseph, Missouri.

The inspiration for “Aunt Jemima” was Billy Kersands’ American-style minstrelsy/vaudeville song “Old Aunt Jemima”, written in 1875. The “Aunt Jemima” character was prominent in minstrel shows in the late 19th century.

“Aunt Jemima” is based on the common stereotype of the “mammy” character who was hired to do the cooking and housework, back in the day.

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The Quaker Oats Company purchased the Aunt Jemima Mills Company in 1926, and formally registered the Aunt Jemima trademark in April 1937.  It remains one of the longest continually running logos and trademarks in the history of American advertising…, at least up until now.

“Following the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, however, social media critics denounced Aunt Jemima’s problematic history and demanded that Quaker make a change.”

“Social media critics?”

That’s liberal code for racial activists and propagandists.

“It was announced on June 17 that the line of pancake mix, syrup, and other breakfast foods will be debut a new look as part of Quaker’s push to ‘to make progress toward racial equality.’”

“The new packaging will be unveiled in fall 2020, with the product line’s new name revealed at a later date.”

Ooooh. I can’t wait!

Won’t it be great that the Black community will finally experience racial equality as a result of ditching Aunt Jemima?

“Through the next five years, Quaker said, the food conglomerate will donate at least $5 million to ‘to create meaningful, ongoing support and engagement in the Black community.’”

Translation:  Quaker will be donating $5 million to the democrat party…, for which none of the money will benefit the Black community directly.

“Earlier this year, Land O’ Lakes removed the ‘racist’ image of a Native American woman from its packaging, a logo featured on the butter brand’s label for nearly 100 years.”

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Again…, pathetic.  There was nothing “racist” about the image.

Let’s see…, who’s next?

The Lucky Charms’ leprechaun?

Colonel Sanders (an obvious plantation owner)?

Eskimo Pies?

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And what about sports team names?

The Washington Redskins?  This one should go.  Redskins?  Really?  And this is our nation’s capitols’ team?

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It doesn’t seem to bother these black guys.

The Cleveland Indians?  This one should go as well.

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The Atlanta Braves?  Debatable,

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish?  The Irish don’t seem to mind, sooo?

The Kansas City Chiefs?

The Chicago Blackhawks?

The Cleveland Browns?  Would The Washington Whites be okay?

The Redskin’s ownership has said they are finally ready to change their name.

Keep your eyes on the rest.  After the Redskins, the others will probably start dropping like flies as well.

Alexandra Deabler of Fox News reports that, “Uncle Ben’s rice may be getting a new logo after Quaker Foods announced it would be changing the name and image on its Aunt Jemima brand in a bid to “make progress toward racial equality.”

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“Mars Inc., which owns Uncle Ben’s, told Fox News on Wednesday that it was looking into updating the rice brand’s image.”

‘“As a global brand, we know we have a responsibility to take a stand in helping to put an end to racial bias and injustices,’ a spokesperson for Mars, Inc., said in an emailed statement to Fox News. ‘As we listen to the voices of consumers, especially in the Black community, and to the voices of our Associates worldwide, we recognize that now is the right time to evolve the Uncle Ben’s brand, including its visual brand identity, which we will do.’”

“Mars, Inc., meanwhile, has previously expressed its support for the Black Lives Matter movement.”

Ohhh, they support the Black Lives Matter movement?

Perhaps they should change the name to Uncle Karl’s and use the image of Karl Marx on their products?!

Black Lives Matter (BLM) isn’t really concerned about black lives at all.  They are only concerned with destroying America and establishing communist rule.

Mars, Inc. are obviously a bunch of uninformed and misguided fools.

‘“Racism has no place in society,’ the company said. ‘We stand in solidarity with the Black community, our Associates and our partners in the fight for social justice.’”

So, they’re saying every other race are racists, except blacks?

‘“We know to make the systemic change needed, it’s going to take a collective effort from all of us – individuals, communities and organizations of all sizes around the world.’”

FYI, Mars, Inc., the rest of the world really has no interest in doing anything about social injustice or racial inequality.

Just sayin’.

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Hey…, was Uncle Ben married to Aunt Jemima?!

“Since 1946, Uncle Ben’s products have carried the image of an elderly African-American man dressed in a bow tie, said to have been a Chicago maître d’hôtel named Frank Brown. According to Mars, Uncle Ben was an African-American rice grower known for the quality of his rice. Gordon L. Harwell, an entrepreneur who had supplied rice to the armed forces in World War II, chose the name Uncle Ben’s as a means to expand his marketing efforts to the general public.”

How dare they!

Maybe everything should be called “Rainbow” whatever?

Although, there isn’t any white in a rainbow.

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But there isn’t any black or brown in a rainbow either.

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So, “rainbow” wouldn’t work.

Maybe we should just package stuff in a plain white box or bag with plain black lettering?

Well, maybe not…, you know, the whole white and black thing.

Argh!  So, what are we to do?

Maybe just put everything in clear bags or boxes without any writing!

That way we can see what’s inside, and we don’t need any advertising or writing on the package!

In the case of pancake mix, we would just have to guess what the powder is.

Isn’t the advancement of civilization great?!

 

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It’s Trump’s fault!

Yes, my friends…, if anything, and I mean if ANYTHING happens that isn’t good, it’s President Trump’s fault…, and NOTHING he does is allowed to even be considered good.

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I’m really getting bored with this liberal blame game that seems to be on a never-ending loop.

Can we just assume that President Trump is to blame for everything from now on so you liberals can just shut up?

I mean, your litany of lame excuses and shifting of all of the blame from yourselves onto President Trump is so disingenuous, very tiresome, and quite sickening as well.

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We see a seemingly never-ending parade of liberal mayors…,

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blue state governors…,

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democrat congresspeople, and, of course, the liberal propaganda media, blaming President Trump for all of their, and all of the world’s problems.

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But remember, President Trump has only been in politics the last 3½ years.

So, racism wasn’t an issue prior to 2017?

Social justice wasn’t an issue prior to 2017?

Police brutality wasn’t an issue prior to 2017?

Crime rates, shootings and murders weren’t an issue in any of our big cities prior to 2017?

Criminal justice reforms weren’t an issue prior to 2017?

Economic opportunity in depressed areas of our country and our cities wasn’t an issue prior to 2017?

In fact, these were all existing issues prior to 2017.

These have all been existing issues prior to 2017…, AND FOR THE LAST 50 YEARS!

The fact is, President Trump has done more to address these issues in the last 3½ years than had been done in the prior 50 years!

And I’m talking about actual positive actions…, not just lip service or promises.

You don’t believe me?

Let’s take a look at just a few of President Trump’s accomplishments.

 

Our economy, under President Trump’s direction, saw historic lows for African American unemployment and African American youth unemployment, as well as historic low unemployment rates for Latinos, Asians, and Women.

 

Nearly 8 million Americans have been lifted off of food stamps.  Indeed, the latest data from the Department of Agriculture shows that 7.7 million fewer Americans receive food stamps now than did when Trump entered the White House.

 

The poverty rate has fallen to its lowest level in nearly two decades, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

The First Step Act was promoted and signed into law by President Trump. This law shortens mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenses. It also eases a federal “three strikes” rule, which currently imposes a life sentence for three or more convictions, and issues a 25-year sentence instead. Most consequentially, it expands the “drug safety-valve,” which would give judges more discretion to deviate from mandatory minimums when sentencing for nonviolent drug offenses.

Beyond sentencing reform, the First Step Act includes provisions that will improve conditions for current prisoners and address several laws that increased racial disparities in the federal prison system.

“We’re all better off when former inmates can receive and re-enter society as law-abiding, productive citizens,” Trump said in remarks endorsing the bill. “And, thanks to our booming economy, they now have a chance at more opportunities than they’ve ever had before.”

 

Opportunity Zones were created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and signed into law by President Trump.  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA,) known for creating Opportunity Zones, is often celebrated for its potential to move billions of dollars into low-income communities. However, there remains an open question as to whether this program will ultimately serve to add value, or extract values, from these communities.  Opportunity Zones (OZs) are defined as “economically-distressed communities where new investments, under certain conditions, may be eligible for preferential tax treatment.” First conceived in April of 2018, OZ plans are now in place for communities in all 50 states this year.

 

President Trump signed a bill that will permanently provide more than $250 million a year to the nation’s historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), along with dozens of other institutions that serve large shares of minority students.  “When I took office, I promised to fight for HBCUs, and my administration continues to deliver,” Trump said. “A few months ago, funding for HBCUs was in jeopardy. But the White House and Congress came together and reached a historic agreement.”

 

H.R.1927: African American Civil Rights Network Act of 2017.  This act recognizes the importance of the African American civil rights movement and those who made sacrifices for it. It authorizes the National Park Service to create a US Civil Rights Network, tying together relevant operations within the Service, that will be tasked with coordinating and facilitating projects to commemorate the history of that movement. The Network will operate for seven years, tending to relevant events and historical sites and developing and disseminating new educational materials on the issue.

 

H.R.1242: 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act.  This bill commemorates the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in the English colonies in Virginia in 1619. It creates a 15-member commission, composed of government officials, members of civic societies, and historians, to be appointed within 120 days. The commission will plan, develop, and carry out activities recognizing and highlighting African-American history since that point in time, and it will be authorized to provide grants of up to $20,000 to support related activities at all levels.

 

H.R.267: Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park Act of 2017.  In 1992, the federal government recognized several sites associated with the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., as a collective national historic site. This bill adds one building, the former headquarters of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference that King co-founded, and upgrades the collective site to national park status—the first such entity in Georgia.

 

Presidential Proclamation 115: To Take Certain Actions under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and for Other Purposes.  This proclamation most significantly reverses Obama-era decisions to deny the African nations of Gambia and Swaziland duty-free trade access to American markets under the act named in the proclamation’s title. That access is contingent on maintaining or improving political freedoms and human rights standards.

 

H.R.2989: Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission Act.  This bill recognizes Douglass’s exceptional rise from slavery to the forefront of the American civil rights movement, as well as his vital role in abolitionism, contributions to the Union in the Civil War, and service in national government. It affirms that all Americans would benefit from learning more about and following the examples laid out by Douglass. The act creates a commission to plan and carry out federal activities to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his 1818 birth.

 

And there has never been a bigger supporter of the safety of American citizens, law enforcement, and our first responders, in The White House, than President Trump.  The lawlessness we see in our large, liberal, cities is a result of opposition to President Trump’s policies, not because of them.

Regarding New York City, specifically, Julia Musto of Fox News reports that, “Dan Bongino blasts liberal mayors blaming COVID-19 and Trump for violence: ‘This is pathetic.’”

“Liberal mayors’ attempts to blame violence over the Fourth of July weekend on the coronavirus and the Trump administration is ‘grotesque and pathetic,’ former NYPD officer and Secret Service agent Dan Bongino said Tuesday.”

“In an interview on ‘Fox & Friends,’ Bongino specifically called out Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.”

“The Democrat-run cities both saw spikes in violent crime over the holiday weekend. According to the Chicago Police Department, there were 87 people shot and 17 killed from July 2 to July 5. There were at least 44 shooting incidents and 10 dead in New York City as the Big Apple saw its surge in violence continue.”

‘“I heard Mayor Lightfoot in Chicago also trying to pin this on [President] Donald Trump somehow. How was this Donald Trump? And again, it was racist, of course. Everything is racist. God forbid you call out the fact that young Black children are being shot in the head,’ he remarked.”

‘“It’s not President Trump that did this. It’s that guy in City Hall, Bill de Blasio — your Communist mayor who has failed you and — as I said on this program and others, repeatedly for years now — people will die because of the arguments going on over public safety,’ Bongino concluded. ‘And, tragically, I was correct.’”

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So, after decades upon decades of inaction and ineffectiveness by the “do nothing” political establishment, democrats and republicans, we are now told that all of these problems are President Trump’s fault, and that all of these politicians who have overseen these problems for decades and decades now suddenly have all the answers.

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Fool us once, shame on you…, fool us twice (or a hundred times), shame on us.

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Mo’ Money, Mo’ Money, Mo’ Money!

“[Black Entertainment Television] BET founder Robert Johnson explains his Big Idea of $14 trillion in slavery reparations,” as reported by Maria Schultz of Fox News.

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“Johnson says 40 million African Americans should each receive $350,000 to atone for slavery and to close the wealth gap with white Americans.”

How does Mr. Johnson define “African American?”

If we manage to come up with a “reparations” dollar amount, does this payment get cut in half if you’re only half African?

What if you’re a quarter African…, or an eighth?

What if your 1/1024 African descent, like Senator Elizabeth Warren is 1/1024 Native American?

And how will this be determined and who will determine it?

Just askin’.

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‘“The Big Idea’ is a series that asks top lawmakers and figures to discuss their moonshot — what’s the one proposal, if politics and polls and even price tag were not an issue, they’d implement to change the country for the better?”

“Robert Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, says it’s time America atones for slavery and systemic racism by paying African-Americans reparations to make them economically equal to white Americans.”

“Johnson, the first black billionaire in the United States, has put a price tag on the debt America owes to African-Americans at $14 trillion.”

Hmmm…, why hasn’t this systematic racism stopped you Mr. Johnson?

There are millions and millions of white, off-white, light brown, yellow and red people walking around who aren’t billionaires like you.

But how can that be if our apparent racism is such a hinderance to you and other African Americans?

‘“Nobody talks about cash, but black people understand cash,’ Johnson told Fox News.”

That’s a good one, Mr. Johnson!  But, I would say everybody pretty much understands the concept of “cash money.” That statement there is a pretty racist statement, itself, from where I’m standing.

“Under his proposal, an estimated 40 million African-Americans would get $350,000 in direct cash payments over 30 years (costing the average taxpayer roughly $2,900 a year, according to his office). The $350,000 would signify the wealth disparity between African-Americans and white Americans.”

Exactly how would non-white people be excluded from chipping in on this tax?

Would African Americans end up paying for their own reparations?

Just askin’.

“Johnson contends white Americans built generations of wealth on the backs of slave labor, and black people will never be able to catch up in wealth unless they are paid this debt.”

“You want a big idea: white America, what would happen if you said, ‘please forgive us and accept our apology. And by the way, we think we owe you what was taken from you for over 300 years of slavery, Jim Crow, segregation and denial of economic opportunity and rights,’ Johnson said.”

‘“I think that would be a huge emotional assuaging of guilt.’”

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Your assumption that I feel any guilt is a major miscalculation on your part.

How about if we [white people] said, “Please forgive us and accept our apology on behalf of our ancestors, and just left it at that?

I mean millions of non-black people immigrated to America after the whole slavery thing even took place.

It is pretty racist for African Americans to expect reparations from people based solely on race rather than actual ancestral ties, isn’t it?

Again, just askin’.

What would probably work better would be a Labor Day telethon type of thing, where those that do feel guilty can “assuage” their guilt by kicking into a pot that would then be distributed as a means of “reparation.”

“Johnson, the founder of RLJ Companies, discussed his reparations proposal at length with Fox News this week. This Q & A has been edited for clarity and brevity:”

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“Q: You’ve put forth a reparations plan that calls for $14 trillion in direct cash payments to descendants from slavery. Why do you think it’s important for today’s Americans to atone for the sins of the past?”

“Johnson: ‘America from its inception has been plagued by the evils of slavery, so much so that this country fought a brutal civil war to try to settle the issue. Well, obviously, the issue was not settled after the Civil War. And this country has experienced continual racial violence, segregation and discrimination since that time. And as a country that has espoused ideas about freedom, individual rights, equal treatment under the law, everything in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and yet at the same time have this significant division between blacks and whites. Economically, socially, educationally — all of these things are because America has never come to grips with its original sin of slavery, which has been responsible for most of the disharmony between blacks and whites in this country.

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And therefore, I’m proposing that if America can atone for that in the form of cash payments to African-Americans to make them economically equal to white Americans, two things will happen. One, African-Americans will be, in effect, financially equal in a capitalist society and given the opportunity to grow wealth for themselves and their families. And two … unless you can atone, forgive and then repair in the form of the $14 trillion of cash, which the way I’ve developed it would make 40 million African-Americans equal in wealth to white Americans, we will live with this problem for generations to come.”

“Q: Your plan calls for $14 trillion to be paid out to descendants of slavery over the course of 30 years. How do you get to that figure?”

“Johnson: ‘It’s simple math. If you look at it this way, the median white American family has about $350,000 of personal net worth. African-Americans have about 10 times less than that. So about, let’s say, $30,000 of personal net worth of an African-American family. In order to make everything equal. You have to bring African-Americans equal to white Americans.’”

‘“And the factors that we use to determine net worth are pretty simple. Your home is your most important asset for most middle-class people. African-Americans are way behind white Americans in homeownership. Income, i.e. salaries, are the next factor in wealth. African-Americans fall behind white Americans significantly in income, savings, investments in stocks and bonds, money to put your kids in school. When you take all these factors, you come up with the fact that the disparity of wealth is something that you need to close. So, in order to close that — to bring 40 million African-Americans, up to $350,000 of wealth. Well, you multiply that number — $350,000 – times 40 million African-American descendants of slaves. You come out with $14 trillion. That money would be paid out over 30 years.’”

So, like in your case Mr. Johnson, and the cases of many extravagantly rich black entertainers and sports figures…, would they be expected to return much of their wealth in an effort to “equalize” things?

Again, just askin’.

“Q: Would this be a special reparations new tax that would fund this program?”

“Johnson: ‘Ultimately, it’s a debt owed by the taxpayers. And reparations is a debt owed by the nation as a whole because all of the wealth that was taken from slaves. Free labor is a transfer of wealth.

That wealth of slavery found its way throughout the creation of wealth in the United States. I’ve often said that slaves may have died but the money that they created did not die. Money doesn’t die.’”

You did live through live through the financial crises of 2007-2008 didn’t you, Mr. Johnson?

Money doesn’t seem to “die” for people like you or our privileged and protected financial institutions, but for average people like me, a lot of our money definitely “died,” or was redistributed back to those who caused the problem out of their greed in the first place.

Just sayin’.

‘“Money not only circulates; money multiplies. If you gave me a group of the brightest forensic accountants, I would be willing to bet you that I could trace every dollar of wealth in the United States today back to slavery.’”

Oh, I’m sure you could…, and I’m sure you’d be wrong.

Many, many, many more Americans did not own slaves, as opposed to those who did.

‘“The $350,000 would be paid on average $10,000 to $11,000 per year for the next 30 years to each African-American descendant. Let’s assume there are 170 million people who pay taxes in the U.S. If you break it down by days, it comes out to American taxpayers paying about $8 a day in reparations.’”

Oh, that’s all?

‘“Now, anticipating the question, what about poor whites who may not have that money to pay into the reparations program? Well, we could do it like we do other taxes. It could be a progressive tax. So those white Americans with more money would pay more, like the income tax. Those white Americans with less money would pay less. And by the way, African-Americans would also pay tax on this because it’s a responsibility of the nation. And we’re not exempting African-Americans from paying that tax, even though they are the recipients of the damages, just as if you were to get damages awarded by a court today. The court wouldn’t say, well, you have damages coming, you don’t have to pay taxes. You have to pay taxes.’”

Ok…, well that doesn’t make much sense, reparations or not.

And poor “guilty” people are held to lesser accountability than richer “guilty” people?

This whole thing just keeps getting better and better.

“Q: And how do you envision these direct cash payments being distributed? And how would you determine who is eligible for the payments?”

“Johnson: ‘The eligibility is any African-American, black American, who is a direct descendant of slaves. So that’s fairly simple.”

Actually, it isn’t that simple at all.

I would estimate that there are many “black” Americans who are not descendants of slaves.

Does Ancestry.com have the final determination here, or what?

And what if there is no “documentation” available?

Are we just going to take someone’s word for it?

‘“And the definition of who’s black. We simply use the slave era definition of black. And back in slavery days … if you had one drop of blood in you that was black you were determined to be black. You were treated as black. So, we’ll use that same model.’”

So, you’re saying that approximately 300 million out of our population of 328 million would be receiving reparations?

I mean, who’s to deny someone who “identifies” as black or claims that “One drop” of African heritage?

If we get to this point in the process, please remind me to buy stock in DNA testing companies.

Even if someone supported the concept of reparations for slavery, who could support this proposed solution?

‘“The money would come out of the taxpayers’ pockets. …  So that money would be transferred in the form of a cash payment to every African-American. It’s sort of like Social Security. They send you a check.’”

“Q: There’s been some reparations proposals in Washington. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., has a bill that would establish a commission to study the impact of slavery and continuing discrimination against African Americans and then make recommendations on reparation proposals. In the House, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, authored the companion legislation. Do you support these efforts? Have you talked to them about these plans?”

“Johnson: ‘I know about them and I know Sheila Jackson Lee and I know Cory, but no, I have not talked about them. And fundamentally, the reason I haven’t talked about them is because they are going nowhere.

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There is no need to study reparations or slavery. You can go to Google and you could have within an instant, hundreds of thousands of articles, literature, studies, on reparations and slavery. To me, this is rearranging the deck chairs on a racial titanic. It’s not going any place.’”

Ha!  A “racial titanic!”  That’s a new one!

‘“The Democrats will never, ever vote for any reparations involving cash payments to descendants of slaves. They will never do it. And what they will do is what they have always done, which is paternalistic programs managed by bureaucrats to give support — somewhat means-tested support — in the black community. And call it a day. That’s it. I guarantee you that’s what will happen with this study. Because that’s what this government … is comfortable with: giving money to hopefully well-meaning bureaucrats to supervise money going to help black people.

If you’re going to close the wealth gap, there are only two ways to do it. Either you’ve got to stop white people from getting wealthier, which you’re not going to. Or you got to make black people wealthier.

The only way you are going to do it is if you give them cash.  Programs don’t do it.’”

Oh…, sorry about that.  Then maybe we should rethink all of these social programs that just “don’t do it.”

“Q:  How would you know if this program has been successful? Would you gauge it from an economic standpoint where you see the wealth gap lessen or be closed?”

“Johnson: ‘You would obviously gauge it by closing the wealth gap. That’s fairly simple because what happens when you have wealth, you do the things that white Americans have done from the time they first arrived here. They bought homes. They started businesses. They sent their kids off to college. They saved. They invested. And all of a sudden they accumulated wealth. African-Americans were denied that opportunity.’”

I don’t think “denied” is the proper word to use here, as there are many wealthy African Americans in America.  So, these wealthy African Americans were not “denied,” but others were?

What is it?

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‘“The second part is really up to white Americans. Will white Americans say to themselves, ‘we have atoned for an original sin. And not only that, we have made 40 million African-Americans whole for what was done to them through no fault of their own. They were dragged here on ships to be slaves. Not even people. Property. And we took advantage of the labor that they created and used it to build our wealth. Now we’re saying we want to atone.’”

And actually, they weren’t “dragged here,” they were sent here by other Africans…, African slave acquirers and African slave traders.

“If white people see this as a way of saying in a huge way, I apologize. I’m sorry. I can assure you there are no more forgiving people on the face of the Earth than African-American people.’”

If what I see on TV, courtesy of Black Lives Matter, is your definition of “forgiving,” you can keep your forgiveness.

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IF…, and that’s a big IF, we ever get to the point of actually doling out reparations, there may be other factors that need to be considered.

Regarding the Black Lives Matter (BLM) actions, let’s start by deducting the costs of all of the burnt buildings and property from the overall reparations amount.

Then let’s deduct the value of all of the looted merchandise.

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How about the cost of all of the torn down statutes, and the cost to clean-up and repair all of the defaced and vandalized property?

Then there’s the cost for additional law enforcement and military deployment.

And how about the costs for the losses of private businesses?

Then we’ll have to deduct a recipient’s cost to society up to this point by determining how much money have they already received via social programs…, or, how much in “reparations” have they already received.

There are six major U.S. welfare programs. They are the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (SNAP or “food stamps”), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and housing assistance.

Once all of these other factors are taken into consideration, the actual cost of “reparations” to all of the other Americans, or non-blacks, which include those of European descent, Latino descent, Asian descent, Indian descent, Native American descent, can be determined.

I’m sure we’ll find that many African Americans have already received more than their share.

I could additionally make the case that White America has been attempting to make atonements for enslaving Africans all along.

Like I have already mentioned, we have a wide array of social welfare programs, but we also have an allowance of Black specific colleges and businesses, as well as an acceptance of Affirmative Action for scholarships and job opportunities.

In the end, the truth is, slavery was not unique to the United States; it is a part of almost every nation’s history, from Greek and Roman civilizations to contemporary forms of human trafficking.

I don’t have a personal is with Robert Johnson…, in fact, he and I are in agreement on many issues, and on many levels…, however, as far as reparations are concerned, Mr. Johnson is way off base in my opinion.

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Mr. Johnson decried the ineffectiveness of the democrat party on behalf of African-Americans, and he even said he felt “Dems are taking black voters for granted.”

He has called for BLM to break away from the democrats and form their own party.

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The problem is, Mr. Johnson, this “party” already exists.

It’s called The Communist Party.

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Yes, Black lives matter, but apparently, to these thugs, White lives don’t.

According to David Aaro of Fox News, “Authorities are looking for multiple suspects captured on video punching and kicking a man outside a gas station convenience store in Texas on Sunday, in what was described as a ‘brutal attack,’ police said.”

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“Graphic video shows a customer carrying grocery bags out of the Harris County establishment around 7 p.m., when a group of at least five men [men?] attacked, knocked him to the ground, and continued to strike him before fleeing the scene, according to authorities.”

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https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=external&v=394044978187246

These brave, Black Lives Matters, individuals sure reflect proudly on their race and their cause, don’t they?

“The unidentified victim, 24, informed deputies that he was waiting to buy grocery items at the convenience store when a group of up to six young men tried to cut in line, according to Houston’s KTRK-TV.”

This is what is referred to now as “Black privilege.”

‘“I looked over and said, ‘There’s a line for a reason,’ the victim said. He told police the group mocked his hair and clothes before attacking him when he exited the store.”

‘“I don’t know what else I could do,’ he told KTRK-TV. ‘The fifth one at the end came out of the store after purchasing goods, and came up to me and kicked me in the face and said, ‘Black Lives Matter, [expletive].’”

“Black Lives Matter, [expletive]?”

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‘“I really hope they’re caught before someone else gets hurt,’ the victim’s girlfriend told the station. ‘I hope that the people take this and don’t say, “It’s white against black.” I don’t want this to be the statement. I want it to be, here’s a man who was checking out and stood up for himself and he was targeted for that.’”

I’m sorry, sweetheart, but what you want doesn’t change what it was.

What we had here was four, five or six, racist, Black, punk, individuals, who perpetrated a “hate crime” against another person.

The perpetrators obviously wouldn’t have declared, “Black Lives matter, [expletive],” to another Black person.

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I get that African Americans are upset about police brutality [most Americans are as well, in general] and a level of “white privilege,” but that does not give some Blacks the excuse to run around attacking innocent and unrelated white people under the guise of “Black Lives Matter.”

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Kneel before your masters!

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Before I get started, let me say that I have been known to identify as a transgender black man.

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You’ll have to take my word on the transgender part, and hey…, I’m at least as “black” as Kamala Harris is!

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That being established…, I feel more comfortable discussing this whole kneeling thing.

It is my belief that people should be allowed to kneel (take a knee) whenever they want, and for whatever reason they have.

It’s a free country.

But “freedom” works both ways.

I, also living in this free country, am allowed to have my own interpretation of your kneeling, and to like it, be indifferent, or to not like it.

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We have seen professional sports players kneeling, sheriffs and police offices kneeling, politicians kneeling, along with protesters of every gender, size, shape, color and cause kneeling.

In the case of all of these sports figures choosing to take a knee, during our country’s national anthem…, I don’t like it.

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I’m not saying they don’t have the right to do it…, I’m just saying I don’t like it, as is my right.

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They will say they are not intending to disrespect our flag, or the people who gave their lives for our country, or the people who sacrificed arms and legs for our country.

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I counter by saying I don’t care what your intentions are…, we’re telling you how your actions ARE making us feel…, and yet knowing how those actions make us feel…, you choose to continue to kneel anyway.

That is intentionally disrespecting all of the people who feel like I do.

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This is intentionally disrespecting all of the people who feel like I do, including those of us who are sympathetic and agree with your complaints and those of us who could be sympathetic and agree with your complaints, if they could get past your disrespect.

But, you want us to respect what, you say, is a sign of protest of the treatment of African-Americans in this country.

You want to protest police brutality?

Then go take a knee in front of a police station or in front of city hall.

Don’t take a knee in front of the people who are footing the bill for your exorbitant salaries.

Don’t take a knee in front of the people who have nothing to do with the object of your professed protest.

Don’t take a knee in front of the people who are choosing to watch your sporting event as a way of escaping all of the normal day-to-day crap…, which includes politics and political protests.

When we watch these sporting events, we don’t want to be antagonized…, we just want to be entertained.

If you want to make a statement, then please go make a statement on your own time.

This kneeling at work is really the laziest form of protest…, requiring little to no effort on the protesters’ part.

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In the case of these politicians taking a knee…, please…, your disingenuousness and foolishness is overwhelming.

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In the case of law enforcement and protesters taking a knee…, all I see are fools and tools bowing down to their liberal masters and their masters’ whims and desires.

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Get off your knees people!

Get off your knees and stand up on your own two feet if you want to protest!

Nobody respects people, groveling, down on their knees…, not even the people being bowed down to.

 

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Defund your police!  I dare you!

According to Tyler Olson of Fox News, “In the wake of George Floyd’s death, calls to ‘defund the police’ have in a matter of days escalated from a fringe campaign to a celebrity-backed cause to part of the municipal mainstream — and now appear primed to spur official action, to varying degrees, in cities across the country.”

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These cities would include Minneapolis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, amongst others.

You know…, your list of typical, clueless, liberal hotbed cities.

As I don’t live in these circus towns, I don’t really care what they do…, but I must admit, that watching the news every night after they got rid of their police departments would definitely be entertaining, to say the least!

Like I said…, I dare all of you liberal cities to get rid of your police forces…, I DARE YOU!

I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU!

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“The stunning momentum behind the movement has fueled Republican criticism that ‘radical’ ideas are being readily embraced by Democrats.”

“On the ground, however, there is a visible conflict between Democrats on board with ‘defund’ and those who want to seek reforms without actually dismantling police departments. This split, and the sudden power that activists wield over local officials on the issue, was perhaps best illustrated over the weekend when Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey faced a crowd of protesters asking him whether he would support abolishing the city’s police department.”

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“Frey, while promising reform to the city’s ‘systemically racist’ policing system and saying ‘the police union needs to be put in its place,’ was asked a ‘yes or no’ question by a protester [one of the organizers, I believe] if he would ‘commit to defunding the Minneapolis Police Department.’”

Ah, the dreaded “yes or no” question!

A good politician knows to disregard that stipulation!

‘“We don’t want no more police,’ the woman questioning him continued. ‘Is that clear? We don’t want people with guns toting around in our communities, shooting us down.’”

Oh, really?

This woman apparently isn’t aware that African-Americans are 4-5 times more likely to be killed by another African-American than a white person, and close to 300 times more likely to be killed by another African-American as opposed to being killed by a police officer.

Do they plan on banning their own black men, in general, as well?

Just sayin’.

Typical misinformed liberal, or doesn’t care to be informed liberal, or is informed but is just pushing the radical left’s narrative without any real concern for the people of the community.

I vote for the latter.

‘“I do not support the abolition’ of the police department, Frey said.”

Wow!  Even though I’m not a fan, this guy is not as stupid as I thought, and he definitely has some balls to respond honestly in the middle of a huge, antagonistic, crowd.

I do give credit where credit is due!

“He was immediately shouted down. ‘Get the f— out of here,’ the protester responded as others loudly booed [and threw things at] Frey, who later reiterated his commitment to reforming the department, despite saying he would not dismantle it entirely.”

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“Despite Frey’s reluctance to go along, Minneapolis’ left-leaning City Council members on Sunday announced a veto-proof push to disband the Minneapolis police.”

“Supporters of the move told Fox News, ‘We recognize that we don’t have all the answers about what a police-free future looks like, but our community does. We’re committing to engaging with every willing community member in the city of Minneapolis over the next year to identify what safety looks like for you.’”

“The calls for dismantling the city police are perhaps the loudest from City Council member Jeremiah Ellison, the son of state Attorney General Keith Ellison. The younger Ellison [a Muslim and a proponent of implementing Sharia Law] has said that after taking apart the police department, ‘we’re not simply gonna glue it back together. We are going to dramatically rethink how we approach public safety and emergency response. It’s really past due.’”

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I can’t wait to see what your idea of public safety and emergency response looks like…, and I imagine the criminals in Minneapolis can’t wait either!

Brian Flood of Fox News reports that, “Minneapolis City Council president Lisa Bender went viral on Monday morning when she told CNN that calling the police when your home is broken into ‘comes from a place of privilege,’ before being lampooned by everyone from Sen. Ted Cruz to Donald Trump Jr.”

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“Bender brought some attention to CNN’s low-rated morning show ‘New Day’ [ouch!] when she joined Alisyn Camerota to discuss her goal of dismantling the Minneapolis police department in the wake of George Floyd’s tragic death while in police custody.”

“Bender said the police are not keeping everyone safe, and the first step of fixing the problem is to admit the current system isn’t working. Bender has said she can imagine a future without police, and has urged money to be redirected from a ‘militarized police force’ to things she feels would greater benefit the community.”

‘“Do you understand that the word dismantle, or police-free, also makes some people nervous, for instance, what if, in the middle of the night, my home is broken into,’ Camerota asked. ‘Who do I call?’”

“BENDER: ‘Yes, I hear that loud and clear from a lot of my neighbors. And I know — and myself, too, and I know that that comes from a place of privilege.  For those of us for whom the system is working, I think we need to step back and imagine what it would feel like to already live in that reality where calling the police may mean more harm is done.’”

“BENDER: ‘We’ve done an analysis of all the reasons people call 911, and I’ve looked at ways we can shift the response away from armed police officers into a more appropriate response for mental health calls, for some domestic violence calls, for health-related issues.’”

Obviously, Ms. Bender doesn’t even realize she’s legislating herself right out of a job!

If no one lives or works in Minneapolis anymore, there won’t be a need for a Common Council either.

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“Say it ain’t so, Joe!” 

Yes…, “say it ain’t so, Joe…, again, and again, and again, and again…

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Has there been an interview or an appearance in the last few months where Sleepy, Creepy, Quid Pro Quo Joe hasn’t stuck his foot in his mouth or just couldn’t put two understandable sentences together?

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Seriously…, I’m asking.

My response would have to be no.

If you can give me an example where he seemed coherent, intelligible, and presidential, please feel free to email me and make your case.

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In this latest interview, Sleepy Joe Biden stated that, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”

This, of course, was said in his typical wise a$$ tone…, like the tone Quid Pro Quo Joe used in his Ukraine interview where he said, “I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. (Laughter.) He got fired.”

Ha!  “Well, son of a bitch,” Joe!

“Son of a bitch!”

Hey…, wouldn’t you say that “bitch” is a derogatory and misogynistic term there, Creepy Joe?

Just sayin’.

I mean, since you like name calling and labeling people so much, yourself.

You better watch it or you might fall off of that high horse you ride around on.

Anyway…, getting back to the “you ain’t black” crack…

Eric Bradner, Sarah Mucha and Arlette Saenz of CNN report that, “Joe Biden said he ‘shouldn’t have been such a wise guy’ on Friday hours after he told a popular African American radio host that anyone struggling to decide whether to support him or President Donald Trump in the general election ‘ain’t black.’”

On a side note…, have you noticed it seems that no one over at CNN is capable of writing an article on their own anymore?

All of their stories seem to be authored by at least two people, and sometimes three, and sometimes even four.

Just sayin’…, again.

Bradner, Mucha and Saenz continue by saying, “The presumptive Democratic nominee’s comment came at the end of an at times tense interview with Charlamagne tha God on ‘The Breakfast Club.’”

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“A staffer interjected that Biden needed to go, and Charlamagne shot back: ‘You can’t do that to black media!’”

Of course, he can, Charlamagne!

He can do whatever he wants to the black media.

He’s Joe “freakin’” Biden.

All he has to do is show up, feed you the normal liberal line of BS, and collect your monoracial block of votes.

You better get with the democrat plantation program for blacks, Charlamagne!

And you better watch it or Creepy Joe will be declaring that YOU ain’t black next!

‘“I do that to white media and black media because my wife has to go on at 6 o’clock,’ Biden said, referring to his wife Jill Biden apparently needing to use the broadcast studio they’ve built in their basement in Delaware as the coronavirus pandemic has knocked Biden off the campaign trail. Glancing at his watch, Biden said, ‘uh oh, I’m in trouble.’”

In more ways than one Creepy Joe!  In more ways than one.

“Charlamagne told Biden that he should come to the studio in New York City for another interview, telling the former vice president that ‘we’ve got more questions.’”

‘“You’ve got more questions?’ Biden replied. ‘Well I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.’”

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“Charlamagne responded, ‘It don’t have nothing to do with Trump. It has to do with the fact, I want something for my community.’”

‘“Take a look at my record, man!’ Biden shot back.”

Ya, man!  Take a look at his pathetic record, man!

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Ya man, take a look at what he and his friend Barack accomplished for the black community during the eight years they were in office.

They did zippo, nada, nothing, for the black community, except keep them well fed with their racial BS.

On the other hand, President Trump’s accomplishments have been quite substantial for the black community, including record low unemployment for black and black youth, establishing economic opportunity zones in inner-cities across the nation, his criminal justice reforms, and his commitment to strengthening black colleges.

“Later, on Friday afternoon, Biden addressed his comments in a call with the US Black Chamber of Commerce, saying, ‘I shouldn’t have been so cavalier’ and insisting he doesn’t ‘take black voters for granted.’”

That’s a lie, Creepy Joe, and we all know it.

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‘“The bottom line of all of this perhaps is that I was much too cavalier. I know that the comments have come off like I was taking the African American vote for granted but nothing could be further from the truth. I’ve never, ever done that and I’ve earned it every time I’ve run,’ he said.”

No…, the “the bottom line” is you’re an old establishment democrat, and you’ve become quite adept at lying.

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‘“I was making the point that I never take the vote for granted and in fact I know in order to win the presidency, I need the African American vote,’ Biden said. ‘I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy. I shouldn’t have been so cavalier.’”

It’s OK, Joe…, we understand…, we understand that stupid people tend to say stupid things.

“Biden at times during the 2020 race has quickly become testy when challenged over his record by groups the former vice president believes would fare worse under Trump.”

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Can you even imagine the criticism President Trump would be facing if he had been behaving like Creepy Joe Biden has?

“Charlamagne said during an interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett on Friday night that the former vice president’s comments were ‘just a shock coming from an old white man like Joe Biden.’”

For people who constantly play the race card, these libs always seem pretty predisposed to racial classifications.

Irregardless, “A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found Biden with 81% support among black voters to Trump’s 3%.”

Like I said earlier, all Creepy Joe has to do is show up, feed the African Americans the same old liberal line of BS, and collect their monoracial votes.

“Vice President Biden has spent his career fighting alongside and for the African American community. He won his party’s nomination by earning every vote and meeting people where they are and that’s exactly what he intends to do this November,’ senior Biden adviser Symone Sanders said of the interview on Twitter.”

He may have been doing a lot of “fighting,” Symone, but he hasn’t been doing a lot of winning for the African American community.

“She added: ‘The comments made at the end of the Breakfast Club interview were in jest, but let’s be clear about what the VP was saying: he was making the distinction that he would put his record with the African American community up against Trump’s any day. Period.”

Ohhh, Creepy Joe’s comments were all in “jest!’

Well, why didn’t you say so earlier?!

Remember what I have always said about democrats ending a statement with the word “period?”

Ending a statement with the word “period” is just an “official stamp” indicating a lie.

“Katrina Pierson, a Trump campaign senior adviser, said in a statement that Biden ‘believes black men and women are incapable of being independent or free thinking.’”

“[President] Trump in 2016 argued that black voters should reject Democrats who he argued had taken their votes for granted and back him, saying, ‘What the hell do you have to lose?’”

“Biden also defended his calls to decriminalize marijuana, rather than legalize it. He said that before legalizing it, he wants to wait and see the results of studies on ‘what it affects, doesn’t affect in long-term development of the brain. And we should wait till the studies are done.’” “I think we got decades of studies from actual weed smokers though,’ Charlamagne cut in.”

“Yeah, I do,’ Biden said. ‘I know a lot of weed smokers.’”

I kind of doubt that, Creepy Joe…, but I would tend to believe you were high at the time of this interview.

Is Marijuana beneficial in treating Alzheimer’s, dementia or loss of brain function?

Just askin”.

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This is the type of hate we are up against.

According to Dom Calicchio of Fox News, “A professor at a New Jersey university is blaming President Trump and his supporters for the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, claiming it’s their fault African-Americans have been dying at a disproportionate rate.”

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‘“F— each and every Trump supporter. You absolutely did this. You are to blame,’ were among the comments – several of them containing profanity – posted on Twitter this week by Brittney Cooper, an associate professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Rutgers University.”

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First of all…, seriously Rutgers?  This level of racism and general idiocy is allowed at your university?

Secondly…, this person is allowed to interact with and teach students at your university?

Rutgers University is obviously an unapologetic, anti-American, liberal indoctrination and promotional center…, as well as a liberal disinformation mouthpiece.

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Like I have said in previous blogs…, it is time to start calling out these individuals and institutions for what they are.  The days of giving these people the benefit of the doubt are over.

“In another post, Cooper wrote that she and other African-Americans suspect that recent efforts to reopen the country following stay-at-home orders were ‘all about a gross necropolitical calculation that it is Black people who are dying disproportionately from COVID.’”

Excuse me Professor Cooper, but there was no “reopen order.”  Nobody is being forced out of their homes.  If anyone is uncomfortable being exposed, for any reason, no one is stopping them from staying at home and self-quarantining.

“Necropolitics” is the use of social and political power to dictate how some people may live and how some must die.

So, Professor Cooper, you can take your “necropolitics” and shove them…, unless you are referring to you and your confused democrat friends, that is.

‘“Not only do white conservatives not care about Black life,’ she wrote, ‘but my most cynical negative read of the white supremacists among them is that they welcome this mass winnowing of Black folks in order to slow demographic shifts and shore up political power.’”

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‘“Brittney Cooper

@ProfessorCrunk

Apr 28, 2020

I feel like most Black people are clear that this utterly absurd to push to re-open the country is all about a gross necropolitical calculation that it is Black people who are dying disproportionately from COVID.’”

‘“Brittney Cooper

@ProfessorCrunk

Not only do white conservatives not care about Black life, but my most cynical negative read of the white supremacists among them is that they welcome this massive winnowing of Black folks in order to slow demographic shifts and shore up political power.

7:48 AM – Apr 28, 2020’”

All I can about your utterly ignorant comments is, I’m pretty sure that most “white” people care more about “Black lives” that you care about “white lives.”

“Last week, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said during an online interview that high coronavirus death rates among African-Americans were largely attributable to pre-existing health conditions that are common in the black community, such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes and asthma.”

‘“It’s really terrible, because it’s just one of the failings of our society, that African-Americans have a disproportionate prevalence in incidents of the very comorbid conditions that put you at a high risk,’ Fauci told actor Will Smith, who conducted the interview.”

I was with you, Dr. Fauci, until you bent over for Will Smith, and started blaming all of the African-American problems on the rest of society.

“In another post, Cooper claimed Trump supporters’ loyalty to the president impaired their judgment about the outbreak.”

‘“They are literally willing to die from this clusterf—ed COVID response rather than admit absolutely anybody other than him [Trump] would have been a better president,’ she wrote. ‘And when whiteness has a death wish, we are all in for a serious problem.’”

“When whiteness has a death wish?!”

I ask you…, can anyone be more ignorant and racist than this woman?

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“Five days earlier, on April 23, Cooper wrote about ‘the depths of white depravity,’ claiming whites refused ‘to be swayed by facts, reason or the value of life itself, especially when those lives are Black.’”

“Whites refused to be swayed by facts or reason?!

Wow.

Are you going for liberal propaganda “tool” of the year, Ms. Cooper, or what?

‘“Brittney Cooper

@ProfessorCrunk

I have thought better of it and deleted that last tweet because my anger shouldnt jeopardize my loved ones. But the depths of white depravity — the adamant refusal to be swayed by facts, reason or the value of life itself, especially when those lives are Black — it staggers me.

9:20 PM – Apr 23, 2020’”

You “thought better of it?”

You “thinking better” of anything would not be a stretch by any means.

“Cooper has a history of criticizing President Trump. Last October she asserted the president’s policies were partly to blame for weight problems among African-American women. Last August she claimed Trump was willing to ‘get us into war’ to keep the economy strong to bolster his 2020 reelection hopes.”

Please refer to my blog from October 18, 2019, titled, “I’m a racist, he’s a racist, she’s a racist, we’re a racist, wouldn’t you like to be a racist too?!”

“She is the author of ‘Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower,’ which The Guardian ranked among its ‘Top 10 Books About Angry Women,’ according to Amazon.”

Books about angry women is really a category?

And, “Eloquent rage?”

You’re really giving yourself a lot of credit, Ms. Cooper.

A better title would be “Clueless Rage: A Black Feminist Tool isn’t afraid to make a fool out of herself!”

 

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“Cultural appropriation!” Cried the cultural appropriator! 

Just as liberal African-Americans are seemingly immune from being racists, it is only the African-American culture that can be appropriated apparently.

Remember…, conservative African-Americans aren’t welcome in the liberal or “liberal Black” club though.

First, let’s see what cultural appropriation is defined as.

Cultural appropriation, at times also phrased cultural misappropriation, “is the adoption of elements of one culture by members of another culture.”

Your first impression might be, “so what?” or “that’s nice.”

I mean, haven’t we heard it said that, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?”

Well, I guess we need to add a caveat to that saying now, which would be, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, unless you’re a liberal or a liberal African-American.”

Here are some samples of liberal headlines addressing this “terrible” hijacking of the Black culture:

What is cultural appropriation and why is it offensive? – “The Week” website from the United Kingdom.

Why Cultural Appropriation Is Wrong – The “ThoughtCo” website.

Why cultural appropriation isn’t cool – reachout.com website.

… and,

A Point of View: Understanding the Harmful Impact of Cultural Appropriation – by Luiza Dreasher on the “Inclusion Solution” website who asks, “When Non-Black Minorities Adopt Black Style, Is It Still Appropriation?” …and answers, “The answer is simple: Absolutely.”

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Bianca Lambert for the HuffPost (Huffington Post) website says, “We’ve seen a wealth of celebrities including Miley Cyrus and the Kardashians appropriating Black culture, plus countless fashion designers sending white models down their runways wearing ‘locs,’ braids and baby hairs. But what happens when we start to talk about Black appropriation among other minority communities?”

“Anyone can appropriate Black culture, including non-Black minorities, according to Keisha Brown, an associate professor of history at Tennessee State University.”

You know…, in America, Ms. Lambert and Ms. Brown, if you don’t patent something or copyright something you don’t own whatever that is and you don’t have the right to tell anyone else they can’t use it or copy it.

Just sayin’.

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‘“So many facets of Black culture, both historically and contemporaneously, have become synonymous with mainstream American culture,’ Brown told HuffPost. ‘A related issue at hand is the separation of Black culture from the peoples and history that created it. People embrace the hip or popular elements of Black culture, but not Black Americans.’”

I guess it depends on what you consider “mainstream” American culture now doesn’t it, Ms. Brown?  And that’s a two-way street by the way.

“It’s all too common for designers to walk white models down the runway in cornrows.”

How dare they?!

If you want to start crying about “cultural appropriation…,” then let’s cry about ALL “cultural appropriation.”

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You hardly see any Black actresses or singers with “natural” hair anymore.

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Let’s take a look at their cultural appropriation of “white girl’s hair.”

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‘“Cultural appropriation is an issue because of the history of systematic destruction and exploitation of Black culture,’ Day said [Lindsey Day, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of CRWN Magazine]. ‘America turned free people into “niggers,” and to everyone’s surprise, we created new forms of beautiful expression out of that pain. Those cultural expressions have become America’s greatest cultural exports and engines to build white wealth.’”

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Didn’t anyone ever let you know that “life ain’t fair?”

Well, just so you know, it isn’t.

“Nicole C. Jackson, a psychotherapist who specializes in cultural and systemic oppression among emerging adults, works with many young African-American women who struggle with embracing their beauty and identity.”

‘“We often find ourselves in the role of educating everyone, from our children’s teachers, doctors and co-workers about what it means to be us,’ Jackson said. ‘While our voices are essential to the conversation, it is not our responsibility alone to educate others about their injustice and appropriation.’”

Do you include in “your education” for us, about you, that you all feel that you are the only ones who experience injustice?

Do you include in “your education” for us, about you, that you all feel that you are the only ones who experience cultural appropriation?

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Do you include in “your education” for us, about you, that you all feel that you are the only ones worthy of any consideration?

Do you include in “your education” for us, about you, that you all are some of the ones keeping racism and culturalism alive and well in our society?

Just sayin’.

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