In a moment of semi-panic because I had no clue what I was going to write, I turned on the television in the hopes distraction would mitigate the writing block and lead to clear thinking. It was a serendipitous choice. Independent Lens on PBS was airing “I Am Not Your Negro”, based on James Baldwin’s last and unfinished manuscript, Remember This House. It’s been years since I’ve read anything by Baldwin, but the documentary reminded me of his eloquence and passion. When we have a crude, inarticulate racist in the White House, and toadies not only willing, but eager, to justify hatred through contortions and misrepresentations of history, it seems a good day to listen to James Baldwin. His truths still resonate.
Note: I have tried to use YouTube videos with a closed captioning option; though imperfect, the overall sense is generally intact.
Seems the moron trumpers are shouting to the moon like wild dogs about companies like the deplorable Walmart upping their minimum wage to $11/hr and giving bonuses to certain employees. I’m sure they are referring to the full time employees of which there aren’t as many as you’d expect. Large corporations like Walmart would rather employ very few full timers so they don’t have to offer the minuscule benefits they do offer. Funny thing about Walmart is they had upped their minimum wage to $10/hr last year but most people don’t realize it so $1 more makes hardly any difference.
Here’s the kicker…Walmart Corp also closed 63 Sams Club which they own and laid off employees and closed come of the Walmart’s also. Of course that doesn’t get reported at the same time.
The MSM hasn’t all of a sudden changed their ways…They’re still only reporting half stories to make Bum seem like the savior of mankind when in reality we know he’s just the Devil in ill fitting suits.
Fuck the GOP tax scam and Trump!!!
You are a bunch of deplorable jackasses for reporting this and then not reporting the downside and what Walmart Corp. has done to shore up their bottom line with store closings and layoffs. #FU
You're a complete idiot if you believe that..I worked for Walmart for 8 years and they don't give away anything without getting their pound of flesh…Trump is a deplorable piece of shit and obviously so are you for believing anything he says.
They literally just laid off thousands of employees. Like, literally. You have done nothing but line the pockets of everyone who works on the top floors. Everyone below has been left behind. https://t.co/EhpsZNcfYv
Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights leader, at the Democratic National Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 1964
I didn’t watch the Golden Globes on Sunday, but I have watched Oprah’s speech. For me, the line that resonated the most is the sentence used as the title of this post: “What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” I was also gratified that Oprah recognized and honored Recy Taylor. Today I’m going to focus on another woman who spoke her truth, Fannie Lou Hamer, but instead of providing a bio and background information, which is readily found on the internet, I’m just going to let her speak.
Jan…WYgalinCali can come read but she can’t post. It won’t allow her to log out, so she can’t change her password. If you can would you give her a hand…Thanks
Morning meese…I’m assuming “Fire and Fury” is going to be burning up the internet and definitely be the number one topic in DC. I’m sure wannabe journalists will be standing in line even as you’re going to bed to get the copies that are being sold in DC at 1 AM…Should be a fun and fascinating day to say the least…
Look at the time stamp….He’s going to unravel totally…Sloppy Steve…Lmao
I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!
EXCLUSIVE: Mueller's Investigation reveals details of how Trump had WH counsel lobby Sessions not to recuse; how a WH lawyer tried to mislead the president about whether he could fire Comey; Preibus notes corroborate some of Comey's claims. https://t.co/OxhitbBfg2
This story infuriates me. I am outraged by McGahn undermining the rule of law in the country I love. While McGahn was demanding Sessions’ break the law, I was on the other line with DOJ demanding Sessions recuse. What I think of your attack on America, McGahn, isn’t fit to print. https://t.co/JgHgPKR0PA
Free legal advice to the WH: An ex-staffer's statement cannot both be (a) an inappropriate disclosure of a confidence, and (b) wildly false. No one is violating a contractual non-disclosure provision if they are disclosing things that you say didn't happen. So, pick a theory.
The title of this post was not inspired by electoral politics directly; it was inspired by the passing of Mrs. Recy Taylor last week. As I read her story in a series of tweets by Danielle McGuire***, (author of At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance-A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power), I realized I had never heard her story before. Over the past few years, I’ve been learning that’s a problem common to/in my whiteness; with white supremacy; with centering whiteness in our history and our media. I can’t solve this problem, but I can shine a light on areas lost to me due to white-centering. I suspect that many of you do not share my ignorance; from you I ask your forbearance as I provide very basic overviews of things which should not be new. For the rest, I invite you to share with me in exploring the fullness of our history. This post is intended to pique your curiosity, not provide a comprehensive history. Today’s focus will be on the Combahee River Collective.
Friday sounds like a great time for indictments…What say you Mr Mueller?
There is so much disinformation out there, though for the most part us squirrels and Hillary voters know the facts, even though there is a lot of hand wringing out of too many. Something that can’t be said for the RWNG’s and the bern fools. Those two factions are the spreaders of the “fake news” that make too many people run around like chickens with their heads cut off. Good analogy as all trumpers and bernturds are such morons that losing their heads would make them smarter.
How 32%, or whatever the number has dropped to, of the electorate is still stupid enough to still be believing anything that Thing or the Goopers have done or are alleging they are going to do is good is amazingly stupid. I don’t think there is anything they can possibly do that is terrible enough convince the followers of moronism to go against what they do. Only thing I can think of is for Thing to actually call for Marshall Law and start shooting them and I’m not too sure that would do it.
Gotta keep resisting and persevering until November 6th, when we can vote all the deplorables out of office and hope the FBI gets Jane and Bernturd thrown in jail.
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: – Indict Jared Kushner – Indict Ivanka Trump – Indict Eric Trump – Indict Donald Trump, Jr. – Indict Donald Trump – Indict Mike Pence – Indict Paul Ryan – Prove I exist – Eat fewer carbs
Bernie should take up yelling at clouds from his porch and interrupting Jane every ten seconds. I can see that he will never accomplish more than naming a few post offices in the Senate. He needs a new hobby. Any suggestions?#BernieHobbies
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The appalling sycophancy led by the Vice President at yesterday’s cabinet meeting is an affront to our Democratic norms. The President should not be venerated by his cabinet the way a pack of miscreant cronies would bow and scrape to an autocrat leading a banana republic.
Daily reminder that the President of the United States has been credibly accused of rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment by nearly 20 women, (and one girl who was 14 at the time) and has faced no ethics inquiries, no charges, and no consequences. #ThursdayThoughtspic.twitter.com/cCuJA6Bzrm
For my family, the holiday festivities are over. We’ve exchanged gifts, shared meals, played together, and laughed much. So while most of you are still in a state of anticipation, I’ve moved on to the introspective part of the year; that fine tradition of the “year in review.” These are some of my lessons from 2017; please feel free to share yours in the comments.