116 Responses to “Strutting Into Black History Month”


  1. 1 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 11:45 am

    FYI

  2. 4 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Weaponizing our democratic system against us.

  3. 5 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Wonder why?

  4. 8 JER
    February 2, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    • 9 Don
      February 2, 2019 at 12:58 pm

      Look, Axe is a good strategist, but I’m so goddamn tired of hearing about the WWC being the Holy Grail. And that every candidate should cater to the WWC in order to get their vote. Last time I checked the WWC gave us trump, and before that they gave us Bush I and Bush II, and before that they gave us Dutch. Since 1980, when has the WWC not voted against their own best interest? In 2008 the fever broke and the WWC had their come to Jesus moment and they voted for Barack. Barack proved that with a message of inclusion and good government all things are possible. My fear is that whichever Dem candidate we end up with will think that the only way to salvation is to go with the WWC at the expense of every other group.

    • 10 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 2, 2019 at 1:11 pm

      IF JOE RUNS..I WOULD VOTE FOR JOE..HE NEEDS TO ANNOUNCE….

      • 11 Don
        February 2, 2019 at 1:22 pm

        It’s going to be a slugfest, I just hope at the end of the process we can all come together.

        • 12 SUE DUVALL SMITH
          February 2, 2019 at 7:11 pm

          I HEAR THAT DON…I’M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO IT…I AM SO TIRED OF THE SELF CONSUMED FOOLS IN THIS COUNTRY AND TWITTLER’S POISON PEN NOTES BECAUSE HE CAN’T SPEAK OR SPELL…THAT’S WHY HE HIDES BEHIND TWITTER IN THE FIRST PLACE!

  5. 13 JER
    February 2, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    • February 2, 2019 at 1:51 pm

      The fix is in:
      Today little Donald suspended U.S. obligations under the “Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia, without
      attempting to fix the compliance problem with Russia. Not by magic, Putin immediately announced he too is out.
      Ranking Foreign Relations Senator Menendez: “President Trump clearly lacks an appreciation or understating of the importance of arms control treaties and today’s withdrawal is yet another geostrategic gift to Vladimir Putin.”

      • February 2, 2019 at 1:54 pm

        Today
        Dicktraitor openly bequeathed his fellow murdering autocrat and leader of a hostile nation that has attacked our democracy, the imminent path and threat to destabilize Europe.
        –MEDIA pls get this out there.
        –Pls don’t wait till trump and conspirators have taken us all down with him.

    • 16 SUE DUVALL SMITH
      February 2, 2019 at 9:26 pm

      A RUSSIAN PLANE LEFT VENEZEULA WITH TONS OF GOLD BARS….VLAD’S POCKET IS FULL!..

  6. 17 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    Past time

  7. 18 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    • February 2, 2019 at 6:29 pm

      Just 10 years ago we were celebrating the RE-birth of the auto industry…thanks to the Obama Administration…like the man said…everything Trump touches dies

  8. February 2, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Felt like comparing (2017) Russia, (2017) Italy, (2016) U.S. spending per capita + defense spending per capita in 2017:
    Italy’s per capita = $31,989
    Russia’s per capita = $10,956
    USA = $59,792
    Italy’s defense expenditure per capita = $487
    Russia’s defense expenditure per capita = $467
    USA = $1,883

    • February 2, 2019 at 3:11 pm

      well now and Russia’s GDP is now smaller than it was in 2013.
      Guessing Dicktraitor, Kochs, Putin and McConneliites are gearing up for the mineral riches in the ever more accessible melting Arctic.
      = now valued at $30 Trillion.

  9. 22 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    I think I have to agree. This does mean to excuse Gov. Northem. He should resign… but the other guy? Why does HE get a pass for all his bad/ criminal behavior?

  10. 23 Nerdy Wonka
    February 2, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Northam needs to go.

  11. 25 Don
    February 2, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    The motherfucker blamed Michael Jackson.

  12. 26 Don
    February 2, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    He blamed it on the boogie.

  13. 27 Nerdy Wonka
    February 2, 2019 at 4:04 pm

  14. 28 Nerdy Wonka
    February 2, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    • 29 pkayden
      February 2, 2019 at 7:54 pm

      Yep. Since I’ve been living in this country (1995), I’ve always had a Black doctor. Currently, my doctor is from the Philippines. Never had a White doctor and this explains it. Just don’t trust them.

  15. February 2, 2019 at 5:45 pm

  16. 31 vcprezofan2
    February 2, 2019 at 6:44 pm

  17. 33 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    • 34 jacquelineoboomer
      February 2, 2019 at 9:24 pm

      I think the IC’s first mistake was not to bring in a box of LEGOs for the trump to “get it.” As if.

  18. 35 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    No surprise to those of us here

    • 36 susanne
      February 3, 2019 at 3:46 am

      Hopefully, these reports will tank her presidential candidacy (shudder) and any other high ambitions she’s harboring. When Mazie Hirono announced her cancer diagnosis, there was a surge in Tulsi activity, press mentions, and big photos of her pretty face. It was disgusting.

  19. 37 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Yes, what about that??

  20. 39 Nerdy Wonka
    February 2, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    • 40 jacquelineoboomer
      February 2, 2019 at 9:20 pm

      Who needs somebody like Northam in the governor’s office, if he gets NOTHING about the ramifications of his actions (then and now). Truthfully, I knew just about nothing about him before this, but every time I look at him now, I see Kavanaugh. Let’s weed that “look” out of the Democratic Party, year by year. Let’s use the power of politics to set a better example for our children and grandchildren.

  21. 42 Hillary Darton
    February 2, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Time for the Virginia Gorvenor to step down. He has made a fool of his self.

  22. 45 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 9:28 pm

  23. 46 Hillary Darton
    February 2, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Thought the pathological liar in the White House hated the fake media so much. Another lie.

  24. 47 Hillary Darton
    February 2, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    I’m pulling for the Rams tomorrow in the Super Bowl. Tired of New England winning all the time,plus I’m not a fan of Brady. Then I hear NE owner, coach and quarterback are friends with Trump. GO RAMS.

    • 48 desertflower
      February 2, 2019 at 9:59 pm

      With you… though honestly, I could care less about either of them. I love LA, though… so I’ll go with them. My dislike for the Patriots and Robert Kraft goes waaaay, waaaay back

      • February 2, 2019 at 10:27 pm

        RAMS all the way. Same reasons as Hillary and df. I’m even going to wear blue and gold. 🙂

        df, The holier than thou just p—-s me off to the end. Of all the many things that I can’t deal with from the GOP, it’s always been the hypocrisy that tops everything.

        On a happier thought, my UT VOLS just won 16 games in a row. Record is 20-1 and they are Number One in the nation in basketball! I know they will eventually lose, but sure enjoying this while it lasts. 🙂

  25. 50 desertflower
    February 2, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    The holier than thou pisses me off

  26. February 3, 2019 at 2:08 am

    Goodnight TOD …

  27. February 3, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Can Northam be forced out as Governor if he refuses to resign

    • 54 Don
      February 3, 2019 at 9:36 am

      He can be recalled by the Virginia house which is under Democratic control. He really needs to go, hopefully a sufficient amount of pressure can be applied by all sides, this is insane. The guy attempted to moonwalk at the presser before his wife stopped him.

  28. 58 desertflower
    February 3, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Morning everyone

  29. 59 Don
    February 3, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Apparently Northam went be “coon-man” while in medical school, and he admitted to going blackface to a dance contest at which time he dressed up as Michael Jackson. Now I graduated high school in 1985 which was probably the height of the Michael Jackson mania. As a matter of fact my wife is from Jamaica, she herself has told when she was in high school in Jamaica her and some of her friends dressed up as Michael Jackson. I remember the Jackson mania very well, but I can’t ever recall white kids that dressed up as Michael Jackson doing so in blackface. The presser that Northam gave yesterday was so goddamn insane, the fucking guy was about to moonwalk before his wife intervened to stop him. The only presser that I can remember that was worst than Northam’s was Budd Dwyer’s. You might want sit out the Budd Dwyer presser.

  30. February 3, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Per earlier comment, comparing what Italy spends on its people and what Putin Kleptomaniac spends on his people, here is the link:
    https://countryeconomy.com/countries/compare/russia/italy

  31. February 3, 2019 at 9:45 am

    Article on THAT WHICH I keep moythering about:
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/03/vladimir-putin-visits-arctic-reaffirm-russia-claim-170329200545418.html
    Putin: “Natural resources, which are of paramount importance for the Russian economy, are concentrated in this region.”
    = Putin estimates the value of the Arctic’s mineral riches at.$30 trillion.
    ($30 Trillion)

  32. 62 JER
    February 3, 2019 at 10:03 am

  33. 63 JER
    February 3, 2019 at 10:32 am

  34. 64 desertflower
    February 3, 2019 at 10:59 am

    • February 3, 2019 at 11:36 am

      From the article….

      Suppressing votes is not merely a racist act, nor it is simply the last resort for a party out of ideas. Voter suppression is traitorous. Intentionally restricting access to the ballot is a violation of the ideals that we have been told are inherently American. The United States government is of, by and for the people. Yet we are barred from the fundamental democratic process by those in power merely because our skin color predicts our political persuasion. The Supreme Court’s 2013 Shelby vs. Holder decision should have had people marching in the streets to restore that landmark civil rights legislation to its full powers — or at least made that a key topic of the subsequent presidential election. We are lucky if outlets use “racially tinged” or other cowardly terminology to reference it. Voter suppression is not an accident, as Chief Justice John Roberts would have us believe, some benign exclusion from the small-d democratic process. It is a form of violence.

      • 66 Don
        February 3, 2019 at 12:09 pm

        Well stated, Sheila, it is indeed a form of violence. To ask a person to tell you how many bubbles are in a bar of soap in order to gain access to voting is one method that was used against black people when they went to vote. America can build a rocket that can travel from one end of the universe to the other end of the universe, and take pictures of stars and moons and planets billions of miles away. But America wants to use her powers to deny the black and brown the right to vote. This becomes so tiring and so heavy that it weights you down, every so often he have to battle the right to vote because our right to vote is always under attack. Do you know how much energy it takes to keep fighting this one particular fight, every couple of years we have to fight for our right to vote? I’m just talking about the single right to vote, forget about fighting for education and the policing of our communities and the fight for fair housing. This one particular fight that we have to fight. It’s like an athlete training for the decathlon as opposed to training for one particular event.

        • 67 desertflower
          February 3, 2019 at 2:03 pm

          This made me cry. Really, truly. We must keep fighting so that this isn’t a recurring issue. Just one of so many. We have to rise up and take control and have a government that represents the true will of the people. One that has concrete laws in place so that rights of marginalized people, or POC will not be destroyed on the whim of a authoritarian/ racist legislator/POTUS. This is the 21st century FFS!! We need to finally get this right and do right!!

        • February 3, 2019 at 3:48 pm

          and yes it is so discouraging when you have the press…NYTs…Face the Nation…give Trump a platform for his lies and malicious untruths…HE IS A RUSSIAN ASSET….

  35. 69 Don
    February 3, 2019 at 11:07 am

    From a football only standpoint I think the Patriots will take the Rams today, Bill Belichick has a way for taking away whatever it is that you do well and turning it into a liability. This will be one of the rare Super Bowls that I’ll be able to enjoy because I’m not emotionally attached to any of the two teams. I’m a Dolphins fan which means I get my heart broken every year, well not really broken, I mean I know that they aren’t going to anything that matters so there’s not really a letdown at the end of the year.

  36. 70 desertflower
    February 3, 2019 at 11:22 am

    More proof that elections matter

  37. 71 desertflower
    February 3, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Feel safe?

  38. 72 desertflower
    February 3, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Listen

  39. 75 desertflower
    February 3, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Hero. Role model

    • 76 0388jojothecat
      February 3, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      She also got other businesses and people to get involved. This young woman, her business partner and the people who stepped up are phenomenal human beings who took action to save lives unlike the people who protest abortions to save fetuses but will not lift a finger to save a child or their parents.

  40. 78 desertflower
    February 3, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    Nunberg is a sleazy character too

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  42. 80 desertflower
    February 3, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Precisely

  43. 81 desertflower
    February 3, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    I would puke the guacamole

  44. February 3, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    looking to see where this might lead

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  48. 87 Hillary Darton
    February 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    I saw this early, Trump plays golf with his white friends. One of them was in the sun to long. I never really like Tiger Woods.

  49. 88 Jey
    February 3, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    C’mon Tiger … surely you could do better than playing with PP!

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  52. February 3, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    UGH

  53. February 3, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    UGH

  54. 94 JER
    February 3, 2019 at 6:35 pm

  55. February 3, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    UGH

  56. 97 desertflower
    February 3, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Ah.

  57. 99 Hillary Darton
    February 3, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    Francis Scott Key was a racist bigot who own slaves. I will never pay that song any attention any more. Here is verses of the anthem which is not sung. “Norefuge could save the hireling and slave, from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave. and the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave. o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

  58. 100 desertflower
    February 3, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    Night all

  59. February 4, 2019 at 12:16 am

  60. February 4, 2019 at 12:18 am

    Totally agree …

  61. February 4, 2019 at 12:40 am

  62. 104 desertflower
    February 4, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Morning everyone. Show this to Howard. We’ll see how much he loves America.

  63. 105 desertflower
    February 4, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Agreed

  64. 106 prettyfoot58
    February 4, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Interesting discussion….

  65. February 4, 2019 at 8:59 am

    Progress is not made this way and eventually we all pay the price…of course the price paid by some will be more than others

  66. 108 JER
    February 4, 2019 at 9:02 am

  67. February 4, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Good Read

  68. February 4, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Right ON!!!!!!!

  69. February 4, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Interesting…

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_History_Month

    actually it started as blk history week….

  70. 112 desertflower
    February 4, 2019 at 9:41 am

    That’s what I thought. Yea, Rams! You REALLY won!

  71. February 4, 2019 at 9:59 am

  72. February 4, 2019 at 10:07 am

    U.N.F.I.T.
    Leaked from the WH about Trump: “60% of his scheduled time in unstructured “executive time.”
    Lots of time to mess around with the future of our troops, threaten attacks on other nations, gloat about separated little children getting sick, badly nourished, neglected, forgotten, abused and dying in his jails; setting the stage for workers to go without pay, risking our national security, risking our lives on understaffed TSA and Air Traffic Control; erasing evidence about climate change; lying about a border wall; plotting with McConnell, Putin, the Saudis and Big Oil; preparing to LIE through his fast-food teeth in Congress tomorrow.
    How the eff is he still there?

    • 116 Obama Grandmama
      February 4, 2019 at 1:35 pm

      I have liked having him spend virtually all of his time on the golf course as I figure that is time he cannot destroy us.


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