Tuesday Open Thread | Black Women on Television: Diahann Carroll as Julia & Dominique Deveraux

Diahann Carroll has blessed us twice with memorable roles for Black women on television.

In 1968, with Julia.
And, then again, in 1984 with Dominique Deveraux on Dynasty.
I wasn’t born when Julia came on, but I remember Dominique. I LOVED Dynasty. Loved it. And, to see this beautiful, elegant, dressed from head to toe, and going mano-a-mano with Alexis Carrington et al? Loved it.

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<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_(TV_series)Julia is an American sitcom notable for being one of the first weekly series to depict an African American woman in a non-stereotypical role. Previous television series featured African American lead characters, but the characters were usually servants. The show stars actress and singer Diahann Carroll, and ran for 86 episodes on NBC from September 17, 1968 to March 23, 1971. The series was produced by Savannah Productions, Inc., Hanncarr Productions, Inc., and 20th Century-Fox Television.

During pre-production, the proposed series title was Mama’s Man.[1] The series was also unique in that it was among the few situation comedies in the late 1960s that did not use a laugh track; however, 20th Century-Fox Television added them when the series was reissued for syndication and cable rebroadcasts in the late 1980s.

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Synopsis[edit]

In Julia, Carroll played widowed single mother Julia Baker (her husband, Army Capt. Baker, an O-1 Bird Dog artillery spotter pilot had been shot down in Vietnam) who was a nurse in a doctor’s office at a large aerospace company. The doctor, Morton Chegley, was played by Lloyd Nolan, and Julia’s romantic interests by Paul Winfield and Fred Williamson. Julia’s son, Corey (Marc Copage) was approximately six to nine years old during the series run. He had barely known his father before he died. Corey’s best friend is Earl J. Waggedorn (called by that precise full name each and every time). The Waggedorns lived downstairs in the same apartment building, with Len (Hank Brandt), Marie (Betty Beaird), son Earl J. Waggedorn (Michael Link) and infant son.

The first two seasons included Nurse Hannah Yarby (Lurene Tuttle), who left to be married at the beginning of the third season, just as the clinic’s manager, Brockmeyer, ordered downsizing — and removal of minorities from employment. (Chegley let Yarby go but kept Julia in defiance of the manager’s edict.) The second and third season included Richard (Richard Steele) as a character some one or two years older than Corey. Chegley’s father, Dr. Norton Chegley (also played by Lloyd Nolan) made two appearances.

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Dominique Deveraux (born Millie Cox; formerly Lloyd) is a fictional character on the American TV series Dynasty and its spin-off The Colbys. The role was portrayed by Diahann Carroll from 1984 through 1987.

Behind the scenes[edit]
Dominique was added as a foil for Joan Collins’ Alexis, though when the character was originally written, the producers had not decided how to use her. A number of scenes were filmed to introduce her (to circumvent any chance the storyline would leak to the press) including alternative lines that revealed Dominique to be the mother of Kirby Anders, and also the former wife of Cecil Colby.[citation needed]

When first landing the role, actress Diahann Carroll stated that she wanted to be television’s “first black bitch”.[2][3] She appeared as Dominique in 71 episodes of Dynasty, and 7 episodes of The Colbys.[4] Carroll, who is also a singer, was repeatedly featured rehearsing and/or performing songs on several episodes of both series.

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  1. Liza says:

    How Chicago tried to cover up a police execution

    By Curtis Black | 11 hours ago

    It was just about a year ago that a city whistleblower came to journalist Jamie Kalven and attorney Craig Futterman out of concern that Laquan McDonald’s shooting a few weeks earlier “wasn’t being vigorously investigated,” as Kalven recalls. The source told them “that there was a video and that it was horrific,” he said.

    Without that whistleblower—and without that video—it’s highly unlikely that Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke would be facing first-degree murder charges today.

    “When it was first reported it was a typical police shooting story,” Kalven said, where police claim self-defense and announce an investigation, and “at that point the story disappears.” And, typically, a year or 18 months later, the Independent Police Review Authority confirms the self-defense claim, and “by then no one remembers the initial incident.”

    “There are an average of 50 police shootings of civilians every year in Chicago, and no one is ever charged,” said Futterman. “Without the video, this would have been just one more of 50 such incidents, where the police blotter defines the narrative and nothing changes.”

    Last December, Kalven and Futterman issued a statement revealing the existence of a dash-cam video and calling for its release. Kalven tracked down a witness to the shooting, who said he and other witnesses had been “shooed away” from the scene with no statements or contact information taken.

    In February, Kalven obtained a copy of McDonald’s autopsy, which contradicted the official story that McDonald had died of a single gunshot to the chest. In fact, he’d been shot 16 times—as Van Dyke unloaded his service revolver, execution style—while McDonald lay on the ground.

    The next month, the City Council approved a $5 million settlement with McDonald’s family, whose attorneys had obtained the video. They said it showed McDonald walking away from police at the time of the shooting, contradicting the police story that he was threatening or had “lunged at” cops. The settlement included a provision keeping the video confidential.

    “The real issue here is, this terrible thing happened, how did our governmental institutions respond?” Kalven said. “And from everything we’ve learned, compulsively at every level, from the cops on the scene to the highest levels of government, they responded by circling the wagons and by fabricating a narrative that they knew was completely false.” To him this response is “part of a systemic problem” and preserves “the underlying conditions that allow abuse and shield abuse.”

    In April, the Chicago Tribune revealed Van Dyke’s name and his history of civilian complaints—including several brutality complaints, one of which cost the city $500,000 in a civil lawsuit—none of which resulted in any disciplinary action. In May, Carol Marin reported that video from a security camera at a Burger King on the scene had apparently been deleted by police in the hours after the shooting.

    “This case shows the operation of the code of silence in the Chicago Police Department,” said Futterman. “From the very start you have officers and detectives conspiring to cover up the story. The question is, why are they not being charged?”

    Van Dyke’s history “also shows what happens when the police department consistently chooses not to look at patterns of abuse complaints when investigating misconduct charges,” he adds. This failure “is one of the reasons an officer like Van Dyke has an opportunity to execute a 17-year-old kid.”

    Rather than acknowledging the systemic failures, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is now trying to frame the issue as the action of one bad officer, as the Tribune reports. “One individual needs to be held accountable,” he said Monday.

    Kalven calls Emanuel’s “reframing” of the narrative “essentially false.” He points out that “everything we know now, the city knew from Day One. They had the officers on the scene. They knew there were witnesses. They had the autopsy, they had the video…. They maintained a false narrative about those events, and they did it for a year, when it could have been corrected almost immediately….They spent a year stonewalling any calls for transparency, any information about the case.”

    http://chicagoreporter.com/how-chicago-tried-to-cover-up-a-police-execution/

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    • Liza says:

      So, how deep is the cover up? Or, is this just how the CPD conducts business when one of the cops murders someone? Maybe they don’t consider this a cover up, just the way they do things.

      Wow. They have this video that contradicts their fictitious narrative and, despite this, they still lie because they believe the public will never be able to see the video. And just to be safe they delete 86 minutes of surveillance camera video footage from a Burger King restaurant that they were worried about.

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  2. Liza says:

    Cops lie.

    .@Lawrence: "The police union story [is] a complete lie." #LaquanMcDonald #lastword pic.twitter.com/kSYwYGPqSY— The Last Word (@TheLastWord) November 25, 2015

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  3. rikyrah says:

    where is the original 9-1-1 tape for Laquan? it would have the place where the cops were sent.

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  4. Ametia says:

    BUT WILL THEY CONVICT THAT POS police officer Jason Van Dyke? OR AREST HIS WHITE HIDE TO PROTECT HIM FROM THE BLACK community?

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  5. rikyrah says:

    Elon James White @elonjames
    I feel like i have to see it so I can say, for myself, what I see. The one thing media has taught me is nothing beats your own eyes.

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  6. rikyrah says:

    Joaquin Castro ✔ @JoaquinCastrotx
    (1) Video is essential to understanding how/why deadly encounters between law enforcement and citizens occurred. Dash cams and body cams.

    Joaquin Castro ✔ @JoaquinCastrotx
    (2) Any deadly encounter where’s there’s video should be released as a matter of policy. It shouldn’t take a FOIA request or lawsuit.

    Joaquin Castro ✔ @JoaquinCastrotx
    (3) When the video contradicts the police report, as in Chicago, it raises a painful question: How many times has this happened before?

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  7. My Gumbo for tomorrow is ready! Yay! I didn’t make it, someone else made it for me. I don’t know how to make it. My daughter is picking it up now and bringing it to me.

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  8. rikyrah says:

    Here is the bottom line.

    Top Question that needs to be answered.
    1. WAS the spot where Laquan was killed the place where the ORIGINAL 9-1-1 call was taken?
    The answer to this question is EVERYTHING to me.

    Because, why the hell do you put someone in a squad car, and take them to ANOTHER LOCATION that is NOT the police station, and then get the person out of the squad car?

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    • Ametia says:

      This is some SHADY ASS SHIT RIGHT HERE. CRIMINALLY DESPICABLE!

      CPD & Mayor Rahm’s got a lot of ‘SPALININ’ TO DO!

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      • eliihass says:

        It’s the way this kid is treated even as he lay dying that enrages me. It’s the emotionless hunting down of a kid at point blank range – not because he was a brutal serial murderer, but because he’d ‘knifed’ a few tires…If the kid were any other color, it’d be called ‘teen mischief’, a ‘poor decision’…It’s the contemptuously kicking away the ‘knife’ from his lifeless hand after they’d pumped SIXTEEN bullets into him ensuring he was deader than dead…It’s the heartlessness in watching this kid die and lie there in the middle of the road as if her were not a human being, and not even check to see if they could save him after they’d ‘neutralized’ him – for whatever ‘suitable’ ‘punishment’ his supposed crime actually called for…

        If they treated a dog this way, PETA and most of the world would be up in arms – and every last police officer on that scene that night would not only be out of work, they’d be run out of their communities for cruelty – and will be outcasts for life, for their barbarity and savagery towards an animal…

        But Laquan…meh..he’s just another one of those black boys…

        We live in a strange world… A world where there’s more outrage when a lion or dogs are killed or ‘endangered’ by people for sport…yet, a 17 year old minor kid is murdered in cold blood, and his body left on the road by police officers paid by tax payers to PROTECT ALL citizens including Laquan – even if it means sometimes saving him from poor choices and himself when he’s making those same common mistakes most teenagers including some of those same police officers and their children made, are making and will make – but without any fear of ever being hunted down like a wild animal and murdered for it…

        It’s an even stranger world still, when there’s more loud ‘outrage’, ‘compassion’ and demand for ‘justice’ for the odd ‘minor’ playboy bunny in training who was partying with Hugh Hefner at his notorious Playboy mansion, and grown women who hung out alone with a married Bill Cosby in hotel rooms…

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      • Ametia says:

        Let the people’s say AMEN!

        Sent from my iPhone

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    • Liza says:

      If the cops took him in a squad car to another location and told him to get out and run, as Laquan’s cousin reported on talk radio, then this is HUGE in my opinion. It would be a lynching carried out by multiple cops rather than just the one cop murdering the kid.

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      • Liza says:

        On the cop video, Laquan is already running when you get the first glimpse of him as the cop rounds the corner. So, of course you don’t know where he came from. But I’m very curious about what might have been on the Burger King video surveillance footage that the cops deleted, some 86 minutes. Still, it seems like the question could be answered based on who called the cops and from what location. Sounds like some of the folks who were involved in this have some information. That settlement means something, for sure.

        Shady is right. When in the blazing hell is the law enforcement community going to remember who pays them? Citizens as well as victims’ families have a right to know the truth. A f***ing RIGHT!

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      • Liza says:

        Correction. Laquan isn’t running. He’s walking away from the cops, fairly quickly, but not running. I get the impression that he thought it was over, whatever the interaction was about.

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  9. Ametia says:

    DAMN, JUST DAMN

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    • Ametia says:

      THIS MOFO RIGHT HERE CALLING FOR CALM?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called for calm as the city released video in the case of police officer Jason Van Dyke, who is charged with murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

      “I believe this is a moment that can build bridges of understanding rather than become a barrier of misunderstanding,” Emanuel said.

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Horrific!

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  13. Ametia says:

    Because we have to go back to “SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK” DAYS of ED-U-MA-CATIN’ AMURIKKKANS!

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  14. Ametia says:

    These 3 judges hold the fate of the Internet in their hands
    By Brian Fung November 24 at 6:15 AM

    Next week, a federal appeals court in Washington will hear one of its biggest cases of the year, one whose outcome will directly affect how Internet providers can alter your experience online.

    At stake are the government’s net neutrality rules banning telecom and cable companies from unfairly discriminating against new or potential rivals. Using their power in the marketplace to control what services consumers can access from their smartphones, tablets and PCs, Internet providers could be granted more latitude to favor preferred Web sites — if the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit says so.

    Three judges from the D.C. Circuit have been named to hear the oral argument on Dec. 4. Much like the Supreme Court, the very makeup of this panel could subtly shape the course of events. What do we know about the judges? Are they familiar with the issues? How might they vote? Below, get briefly acquainted with each one ahead of the big day.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/11/24/these-3-judges-hold-the-fate-of-the-internet-in-their-hands/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_tech

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  15. Rikyrah, Shaun King tweeted this to his followers

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  16. rikyrah says:

    Minnesota GOPers Get Heat For Posting About Democrats’ ‘Negro Problem
    by SARA JERDE
    Published NOVEMBER 24, 2015, 3:11 PM EST

    The chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party was forced to apologize Tuesday after a local GOP branch posted about state Democrats’ “#Negroproblem” on social media.

    The 7th Congressional District GOP borrowed the term from a blog post they shared on Facebook and Twitter on Sunday, according to the alternative weekly Minneapolis City Pages. The blog post, written on the website Our Black News, was about the state’s Democrat-Farmer-Labor party, which the author wrote had called for a “special session” to address the “Negro problem in Minnesota.”

    “MN DFL now propose a ‘special session’ to deal with their self-created ‘#Negroproblem,” the posts read, according to City Pages.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/minnesota-gop-tweet-negro-problem

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  17. rikyrah says:

    Cain S. LaTrans @snkscoyote
    Police arrest two suspects in shooting of Minnesota Black Lives Matter protesters http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/police-arrest-23-year-old-suspect-in-shooting-of-minnesota-black-lives-matter-protesters/#.VlTA7LJu0Pw.twitter

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  18. rikyrah says:

    BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

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  21. rikyrah says:

    don’t give us, ‘ but we just have to understand that Wilson was a man of his time.’

    folks continue to being receipts.

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  22. I Want to Take You Higher *Freddie can sang sooo good*

    C’mon light my fire
    Want to take you higher…

    Boom-laka-laka-laka Boom-laka-laka-laka

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  23. rikyrah says:

    This.Nigra.Here.

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  25. Rest in Peace, Cynthia on the throne!

    Get up and dance to the music
    Get on up and dance to the music

    Dum-dumm du-du-du-du-du-dum-dumm
    Du-du-du-du-du-dum-dumm – du-du-du-du-du-dum-dumm

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  28. rikyrah says:

    November 23, 2015 5:00 PM
    Why the GOP Has Grown So Hostile
    By Martin Longman

    Pew Research surveyed 35,071 Americans between June and September of 2014 and compiled information about their religious and political beliefs. One of their findings was that white Christians no longer constitute a majority in this country. Another finding was that a political gap among white Christians has widened during Obama’s presidency.

    Nearly seven in 10 white Christians — 69 percent — identify with or lean toward the GOP, while just 31 percent do the same with Democrats…

    …In less than a decade, the gap in Christian identification between Democrats and Republicans has increased by 50 percent. According to the data presented, in 2007, 88 percent of white Republicans and 70 percent of white Democrats identified as Christian, an 18-point disparity. By 2014, 84 percent of white Republicans identified as Christian, but the share of white Democrats identifying as Christian fell by 13 points, to 57 percent, a 27-point gap.

    Despite these changes, some things have been remarkably stable. For example, separate research by Pew shows that party preference among whites has been nearly identical in the last three elections: (2010: 37D 60R, 2012: 39D 59R, 2014: 38D 60R).

    That 59% Republican number from 2012 serves as the baseline for the popular vote calculator used at Latino Decisions. You can play around with the racial and turnout variables to see how small changes can alter the outcome of our presidential elections. This doesn’t account for the Electoral College, of course, but the popular vote predicts the winner most of the time, doesn’t it?

    One thing you’ll discover is that if the white percentage of the vote comes in as predicted at 70.5% and the Republicans continue to get 59% of the white vote and other ethnic groups’ preferences and turnout hold constant then the GOP candidate will need about 47% of the Latino vote in order to win the popular vote. It’s actually worse than this because the calculator assumes that without Obama at the top of the ticket, the Republican will get 12% of the black vote rather than the 6% Romney received.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2015_11/why_the_gop_has_grown_so_hosti058754.php#comments

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  29. rikyrah says:

    PragmaticObotsUnite @PragObots
    We will not allow you to compare Obama supporters to Trump’s racist supporters who physically attack POC. @maggieNYT https://twitter.com/maggieNYT/status/669171482933751808

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  30. rikyrah says:

    This is going to be crazy

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  31. Ametia says:

    Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald.

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/24/us/laquan-mcdonald-chicago-shooting-video/index.html

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    • rikyrah says:

      Was just listening to the local Black talk radio station. This young man’s cousin just called in. Did you know that the place where he died wasn’t where Laquan McDonald had the police called on him? That the police were called when he was in another place – the police came and got him – brought him to this other place – and then told him to get out of the car and run.

      I knew when they made the settlement less than 6 months after the shooting – without a case being filed – that something was shady as phuck.

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      • Liza says:

        These kinds of things are always worse than what gets reported, but somebody out there always seems to know the truth.

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  32. rikyrah says:

    BlackGirlNerds @BlackGirlNerds
    #BlackTwitter has done it again with #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies lmao

    ……………….

    OH MY…

    BWA HA HA AH AH AH AH

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    Abuse Charges Against a Former Cop Are Disturbing–as Is the Lack of Media Interest
    By Janine Jackson Nov 22, 2015

    Daniel Holtzclaw is a former Oklahoma City police officer now standing trial on 36 counts, including rape, sexual battery and stalking. Twelve women and one 17-year-old girl have come forward, saying Holtzclaw assaulted them while on patrol. Most of the victims were black, poor and embroiled in the criminal justice system for things like prostitution and drug use—a precarious state Holtzclaw allegedly used to threaten and coerce them.

    As the 17-year-old put it in her testimony, “What am I going to do? Call the cops? He was a cop.”

    The alleged crimes are disturbing; so, too, the evident lack of media interest. Outside of Oklahoma, the case has so far garnered little mainstream attention. A Nexis search indicates neither the New York Times nor Washington Post have printed any original reporting; nor has broadcast network news addressed a story that brings together emergent questions of police violence and rape culture.

    http://fair.org/home/abuse-charges-against-a-former-cop-are-disturbing-as-is-the-lack-of-media-interest/

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  35. rikyrah says:

    folks bringing all the receipts.

    Then again, there weren’t supposed to be any educated Black people in America before the Civil Rights Movement…right?

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    What Woodrow Wilson Cost My Grandfather
    NOV. 24, 2015

    OVER the last week, a growing number of students at Princeton have demanded that the university confront the racist legacy of Woodrow Wilson, who served as its president before becoming New Jersey’s governor and the 28th president of the United States. Among other things, the students are demanding that Wilson’s name be removed from university facilities.

    Wilson, a Virginia-born Democrat, is mostly remembered as a progressive, internationalist statesman, a benign and wise leader, a father of modern American political science and one of our nation’s great presidents.

    But he was also an avowed racist. And unlike many of his predecessors and successors in the White House, he put that racism into action through public policy. Most notably, his administration oversaw the segregation of the federal government, destroying the careers of thousands of talented and accomplished black civil servants — including John Abraham Davis, my paternal grandfather.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/24/opinion/what-woodrow-wilson-cost-my-grandfather.html?_r=0

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  36. rikyrah says:

    The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment asking how Trump witnessed people jumping out of the Twin Towers from more than four miles away.

    http://fox8.com/2015/11/23/donald-trump-brings-message-to-ohio-in-columbus-rally-monday-evening/

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  37. rikyrah says:

    Margaret and Helen have posted:

    2015 Thanksgiving Letter to the Family

    Dear Family,

    This will be my first Thanksgiving without my gallbladder. And I just learned that we have one more special needs eater in the family. I’ll tell you what, this year I will meet you all halfway. I’ll make the same meal I make every year and those of you with vegitarian, vegan and gluten issues can stop eating halfway through the meal. Problem solved.

    The other rules around the house will be a little lax this year as well. What can I say? I’m feeling generous.

    1. I have new floors. If it’s raining outside, leave your shoes outside. If it’s not raining, leave your shoes outside. Molly, those spikes you call heels better not come near my floors. Leave them at home because if you leave them outside the kids might use them for lawn darts.

    2. If you have children, then you are called a parent which means you should be parenting. Just because you don’t care what your house looks like, doesn’t mean I don’t care about mine. Keep an eye on your kids so I don’t have to keep an eye on my things.

    3. Despite modern advances in the food industry, turkeys are only so big. We are a large family and because of modern advances in the food industry our asses are big as well. So this leaves us with the need to achieve a delicate balance between how much we CAN eat vs. how much we WILL eat to make sure there is enough for everyone. Please monitor your children (see rule 2) and make sure they take only what they will eat. And if you don’t get enough, don’t worry. There’s always pie.

    4. I absolutely cook with bacon and bacon grease. I use lots of butter, cream, salt and even a little sugar. Thanks to the advances in modern medicine, you can bring your medical prescriptions with you and leave your dietary restrictions at home.

    http://margaretandhelen.com/2015/11/23/2015-thanksgiving-letter-to-the-family/

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  38. rikyrah says:

    Aaron Stewart-Ahn @somebadideas
    DNA tests show London was ethnically diverse when it was founded 2000 years ago. Amazing info. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34809804 … cc @Karnythia

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  39. rikyrah says:

    Voters see Clinton as the most trustworthy on battling terror
    11/24/15 08:40 AM
    By Steve Benen

    In the wake of the terrorist violence in Paris, Republicans saw an opportunity to change the direction of the political conversation. The attacks reminded American voters about national security threats, which GOP officials necessarily see as good news for their party – since polls have consistently shown the public siding with Republicans on the issue, the party’s woeful track record notwithstanding.

    But these assumptions may be due for a reevaluation. Consider the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll.
    A crescendo of tough talk on Syrian refugees and terrorism seems to be elevating the toughest talkers in the GOP primary – most notably Donald Trump. But among the broader American public, the most trusted person to handle the issue is Hillary Clinton. […]

    By 50 percent to 42 percent, more Americans say they trust Clinton to handle the threat of terrorism than Trump, who leads the Republican field and responded to the Paris terrorist attacks by calling for heightened surveillance of mosques and redoubling his opposition to allowing Syrian refugees to settle in the U.S.
    Clinton’s eight-point advantage over Trump wasn’t unique: the same poll showed the Democratic frontrunner also leading Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush when respondents were asked, “Who would you trust more to handle the threat of terrorism?”

    This is obviously just one poll, and we’d need more data before drawing sweeping conclusions, but if the results are accurate, public attitudes appear quite rational. The question, after all, deals with preparedness. Clinton has the most foreign-policy experience of any presidential candidate in a generation, while nearly all of her Republican rivals are either literal or practical amateurs.

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/voters-see-clinton-the-most-trustworthy-battling-terror

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  40. rikyrah says:

    The Trump problem Republicans don’t know how to solve
    11/23/15 12:42 PM—UPDATED 11/23/15 02:40 PM
    By Steve Benen
    A Black Lives Matter protestor briefly interrupted a Donald Trump campaign event in Alabama over the weekend, and there’s video that suggests the African-American protester was punched and kicked by white men at the event.

    Asked about the incident, the Republican presidential hopeful responded, “[M]aybe he should have been roughed up.”

    Soon after, Trump turned to Twitter to share a racially charged image with crime statistics that were entirely incorrect.

    It was probably about this point that many Republican insiders and party officials slapped their foreheads, realizing not only that Trump’s message is resonating with many GOP voters, but also the fact that they have no idea how to interrupt his rising support.

    Republican insiders are, however, eager to try. Politico reported last week that John Kasich’s super PAC is “planning to invest $2.5 million in the most aggressive takedown” of Trump to date. The article added, “Rather than go after Trump for his business dealings or his past support for liberal causes, as some of his opponents have tried to do, the super PAC will paint Trump as someone who would be a deeply ineffective commander-in-chief and ill suited for the demands of the Oval Office.”

    The Wall Street Journal reported on a related effort from the GOP establishment, which includes “the first attempt to unite donors from rival camps into a single anti-Trump force.”
    A well-connected GOP operative is planning a “guerrilla campaign” backed by secret donors to “defeat and destroy” the celebrity businessman’s candidacy, according to a memo reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. […]

    The most concerted effort is Trump Card LLC, the self-styled guerrilla campaign being launched by Liz Mair, the former online communications director of the Republican National Committee. “In the absence of our efforts, Trump is exceedingly unlikely to implode or be forced out of the race,” according to the Trump Card memo.

    Let’s unwrap this a bit, because it’s likely to have a significant impact on the Republican race.

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/the-trump-problem-republicans-dont-know-how-solve

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  41. rikyrah says:

    Only reason why this is going through is because the tape was released. And, the State’s Attorney is up for re-election – that woman is crooked/incompetent. Could have charged him anytime during the past year. But, ONLY decided to charge him once the tape was released.

    UH HUH.
    UH HUH.

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    Reports: Chicago police officer to be charged with murder of black teen shot 16 times
    By Yanan Wang
    November 24 at 5:49 AM

    A white Chicago police officer is expected to be charged with murder in the 2014 shooting death of an African American teenager caught on dash-cam video, individuals close to the investigation told the Associated Press, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times Monday night.

    Unnamed officials told the news organizations that Officer Jason Van Dyke is expected to appear at a bond hearing at noon Tuesday at which time he is also expected to be charged with murder. His lawyer has said that the officer’s actions were lawful.

    “He believed in his heart of hearts that he was in fear for his life … he was concerned about the lives of [other] police officers,” Daniel Herbert told reporters last week.

    If Van Dyke is indicted, the case will mark the first time a Chicago police officer has been charged with first-degree murder for an on-duty fatality in 35 years, according to the Tribune.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/11/24/reports-chicago-police-officer-to-be-charged-with-murder-of-black-teen-shot-16-times/?tid=pm_national_pop_b

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  43. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

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  44. Ametia says:

    Five Black Lives Matter protesters shot in Minneapolis; police searching for white suspects

    By Michael E. Miller and Lindsey Bever
    November 24 at 8:53 AM

    Simmering racial tensions have boiled over yet again after several men shot five people who had been protesting the recent police killing of an African American man in Minneapolis.

    The shooting occurred late Monday night about a block from Minneapolis Police Department’s 4th Precinct, where protesters have held daily demonstrations since the fatal Nov. 15 police shooting of 24-year-old Jamar Clark.

    Police announced on social media that five people suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, and that officers were searching for “3 white male suspects” who fled the scene.

    A police spokesman confirmed to The Washington Post that those shot had been protesting outside the police station before the incident.

    “Tonight, white supremacists attacked the ‪#‎4thPrecinctShutDown‬ in an act of domestic terrorism,” Black Lives Matter Minneapolis said on Facebook. “We won’t be intimidated.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/11/24/five-people-shot-near-minneapolis-protest-cops-searching-for-3-white-male-suspects/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_headlines

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  45. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone! :))))

    Hot DAMN, Dominique & Alexis SHADE FEST. LOL

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