Archive for October 25th, 2015

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Welcome To The Hilarious Future

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Oct
15

News Of The Week

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“Here in North Carolina’s third-largest city, officers pulled over African-American drivers for traffic violations at a rate far out of proportion with their share of the local driving population. They used their discretion to search black drivers or their cars more than twice as often as white motorists — even though they found drugs and weapons significantly more often when the driver was white. Officers were more likely to stop black drivers for no discernible reason. And they were more likely to use force if the driver was black, even when they did not encounter physical resistance.”

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The strength it takes to survive and thrive while black can almost seem superhuman

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LOOK at Angela Bassett! There is a God

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Science is amazing

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Bravo

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Inspirational leaders

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Scumbags of a feather

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Amazing

25
Oct
15

What We’re Facing

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From ThinkProgress:

Journalists for Univision, the largest Spanish-language television station in the United States, were removed from a Donald Trump campaign event in Florida on Friday. The news was first reported by Jorge Ramos, Univision’s flagship news anchor, on Twitter, and was later confirmed by the Hollywood Reporter. A spokesperson for the campaign claims that the Univision TV crew was barred from covering the event because “Mr. Trump is suing Univision for $500 million and until that is resolved it is a conflict of interest.”

Trump sued the popular Spanish-language network, claiming that Univision breached an agreement to broadcast Miss Universe pageants through 2019 — although it’s unclear why Trump still has a stake in this lawsuit since he sold the Miss Universe Organization in September.

So. Donald Trump, the front runner for the Republican presidential nomination, has barred Univision, the most popular Spanish language broadcaster in the US, from covering his campaign.

Oh, yes, it’s all about “I’m suing them, so it’s a conflict of interest.” But, as the article makes clear, Donald has sold off his interest in the Miss Universe pageant, so the suit is strange to say the least.

No, the suit continues to continue Donald’s campaign of denigrating Latinos. And barring Univision from covering his campaign events is merely logical in this campaign.

What my community is facing in this election is a campaign of defamation. From the Freedom Caucus securing Paul Ryan’s promise to not pursue immigration reform to Donald Trump’s scurrilous attacks on Latinos, we’re one of the convenient targets of the GOP. (African Americans and Muslims also round out the cast of characters.)

So, forgive me if I’m not very interested in relitigating the fights of 2007 and 2008 between Pres. Obama and Hillary Clinton. I have a slightly different view of things.

Continue reading ‘What We’re Facing’

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Oct
15

The Week Ahead

On This Day – Pete Souza: “A young girl captures the President’s attention as he greeted customers at Junior’s Cheesecake with New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio in Brooklyn.” Oct. 25, 2013

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Monday

The President will attend Senator Daschle and Senator Mitchell’s Luncheon at the Metropolitan Club in Washington, DC.

In the afternoon, he will welcome President Joko Widodo of Indonesia to the White House.

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Tuesday

The President will welcome the United States Women’s National Soccer Team to the White House to honor the team and their victory in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

In the afternoon, he will travel to Chicago to address the International Association of Chiefs of Police at the 122nd Annual IACP Conference and Exposition.

Later in the day, he will attend a DSCC event and a DNC event. He will remain in Chicago overnight.

On This Day: First Lady Michelle Obama tapes a skit with Jimmy Kimmel prior to their interview for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 (Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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Wednesday

The President returns to Washington, D.C.

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Thursday

Participates in a DCCC roundtable.

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Friday

The President and the First Lady will welcome local children and children of military families to trick-or-treat at the South Portico of the White House.

On This Day: President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan visit a classroom at the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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Oct
15

Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Barack Obama greets a family at Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) in Brooklyn, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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