Friday Open Thread | ‘In Living Color’ Week

TGIF More ‘In Living Color.’ Today Jim Carey’s prominent skits

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James Eugene “Jim” Carrey (/ˈkæri/; born January 17, 1962)[3] is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and film producer. He is known for his highly energetic slapstick performances.[4]

Carrey first gained recognition in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy In Living Color. His first leading roles in major productions came with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), The Mask (1994), and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), as well as a supporting role in Batman Forever (1995) and a lead role in Liar Liar (1997). He then starred in The Truman Show (1998) and Man on the Moon (1999), with each garnering him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

In the 2000s, he gained further recognition for his portrayal of the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), as well as Bruce Almighty (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Yes Man (2008), Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and A Christmas Carol (2009).

In the 2010s, he has starred in Mr. Popper’s Penguins (2011) and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013). In 2013, he appeared in Kick-Ass 2 as Colonel Stars and Stripes. Controversially, he retracted support for the film two months prior to its release. He issued a statement via his Twitter account that, in light of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, “[N]ow in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence.”[5] Carrey reprised his role as Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber To (2014).[6][7][8]

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  2. I am so damn tired of people like Jonathan Capehart. He act as if he doesn’t remember Hillary’s dog whistle politics in 08? Hillary does not give one iota about black people. She’s pandering for votes.

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    • eliihass says:

      Jonathan is drunk on a measly sip of cheap wine he snagged at the Clinton get-media-all-and-sundry-on-board pre- coronation cocktail.

      In much the same way Hillary now parrots black audience-specific platitudes designed entirely to patronize and con – and hopefully flatter and confuse black folk enough to think she gets it or gives a darn – and thus vote for her…Patronizing platitudes consciously fed her by the greedy, corrupt black flunkies who work for her – and who themselves have never really given a darn about black folks or black issues…

      What the Clintons smartly did very early on was buy up the souls, mouths and allegiance of the sleaziest, most corrupt, opportunistic and self-serving amongst the self-appointed, loudmouth ‘leaders’ of black America..

      The Clintons understood that some black folks were flattered by any attention white folks could spare them… They also understood and exploited the cheap greed and corrupt ways of these black hustlers…You still see clearly in the way the Clintons very shamelessly and arrogantly exploit and interact with their ‘dear black friends’…

      Their black ‘friends’ – even those who the Clintons have kept around and have mutually exploited – and who’ve financially benefitted from this pay to play arrangement for many years – all serve a specific purpose designed entirely to advance the Clintons political interests..

      These black ‘friends’ and those who aspire to be included in that category, keep their eyes on the prize and know exactly what their job is – and what they have to do to earn their reward…They have to help the Clintons blatantly and callously con simple-minded black folks…and they have to be ready and willing to loudly vouch for the Clintons, and shout down anyone who dares contradict the Clintons as sole savior of ‘the blacks’ meme…

      So the Clintons go around arrogantly and insultingly spouting their platitudes and claiming their place as savior of black folks, comfortable in the knowledge that their bought and paid for corrupt and greedy black flunkies will concur, lie for for them and play interference whenever and wherever they need them to – and even when they don’t…them will be dancing and cooning hard for their supper…

      Doesn’t matter that the Clintons are hard-pressed to provide any tangible evidence of what either of them have actually done for black folks in 40 years and counting in public service – besides of course playing the saxophone on the Arsenio Hall show that one time and exploiting black folks again and again to win elections – and essentially destroying black lives and families for generations to come with their actual policies, and cultivating ‘relationships’ with and enriching a few corrupt and easily bought black loudmouths who in turn keep singing their praises, and recruit new generations of those willing to be bought and used – as long as we get paid black folks, to maintain the con and to win elections and advance the Clintons self-serving political agenda…

      While so many laughed and chuckled when then Senator Obama in response to the question about whether Bill Clinton was a ‘brotha’..

      What everyone missed is how he started his response by subtly reminding everyone that Bill Clinton and John Edwards were ‘white men from the deep South’…I heard then exactly what then Senator Obama was communicating at the time with that little qualifier he slipped in there…and I hear what his super-insightful and whip-smart wife clearly conveys by her actions, spoken and unspoken words, and most importantly, her friendships – before and since they arrived in D.C…

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  3. bwa ha ha ha Coming from the people who stole Native American land, kidnapped & enslave black ppl for over 200yrs.

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    • Ametia says:

      LMBAO

      This is RICH, considering the fact that BLACK folks are only trying to CLAIM what is RIGHTLY theirs. Oh, you know like AIR to breathe, CLEAN, LEAD-FREE WATER, GOOD HOUSING, GOOD SCHOOLS, EQUAL PAY…….

      Shall we go on?

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  7. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Happy Birthday, OPRAH!

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  8. rikyrah says:

    How to win a debate by not showing up
    01/29/16 08:00 AM
    By Steve Benen

    Going into the seventh debate for the Republican presidential candidates, we knew in advance the gathering in Des Moines would be a qualitatively different kind of event. Donald Trump, feuding with Fox News, refused to participate, creating a void on the stage: the GOP frontrunner, the one whose antics many viewers tune in to watch, wasn’t there.

    And yet, somehow Trump managed to win the debate anyway.

    How does a candidate who wasn’t there come out on top? By my count, there were five relevant angles to this.

    1. Trump won because his principal foe lost.

    In Iowa, among other places, the Republican frontrunner’s principal foe is Ted Cruz. And while the Texas senator may have the best raw debating skills of any GOP candidate in many years, last night’s event in Des Moines was rough for the Republican lawmaker. With Trump out, the remaining candidates (and the moderators) largely directed their fire at the candidate whom they (a) are trailing in Iowa; and (b) dislike personally anyway.

    Cruz turned in his worst debate performance of the cycle, appearing unsteady in the face of repeated criticisms, on the night he needed to shine. The result: Trump saw his closest competitor stumble, and he didn’t have to lift a finger to make it happen.

    2. Trump won because his other principal foe also lost.

    To my mind, the night’s most important exchange happened about mid-way through the debate, when one of the moderators asked Marco Rubio, “Within two years of getting elected, you were co-sponsoring legislation to create a path to citizenship, in your words, amnesty. Haven’t you already proven that you cannot be trusted on this issue?”

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  9. rikyrah says:

    THURSDAY, JAN 28, 2016 11:46 AM CST
    #OscarsSoWhite “is not a black/white issue”: Creator April Reign on the movement’s goals, Academy voting changes and why she’s not watching the Oscars
    The originator of #OscarsSoWhite tells Salon “the onus must be on Hollywood to make films that are more diverse”
    SCOTT TIMBERG

    http://www.salon.com/2016/01/28/oscarssowhite_is_not_a_blackwhite_issue_creator_april_reign_on_the_movements_goals_academy_voting_changes_and_why_shes_not_watching_the_oscars/?source=newsletter

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  10. rikyrah says:

    So, where is the DNC on this?

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  12. rikyrah says:

    A Magical Presence on the Stage and Screen: Condola Rashad

    In a Q&A with The Root, the brilliant young actress talks about the moment her work was validated and how she fared alongside the legendary Cicely Tyson.

    BY: RONDA RACHA PENRICE

    Posted: Jan. 28 2016 3:00 AM

    Condola Rashad is making a name for herself. The young actress, who turns 30 this year, has largely made her mark in theater. For her debut, she nabbed a starring role in Lynn Nottage’s 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Ruined, and earned a Drama Desk nomination. Subsequent roles in the Kenny Leon-directed Stick Fly and The Trip to Bountiful with the legendary Cicely Tyson have resulted in two Tony nominations.

    In recent years, Rashad has made a conscious effort to step away from the stage and try her hand at film and television. She played Shelby in the black-cast adaptation of Steel Magnolias on Lifetime, which Kenny Leon also directed. In addition, she found a starter role in the short-lived Broadway-based Smash on NBC.

    This year she appears on the big screen in the Jodie Foster-directed Money Monster, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, and the Joshua Marston-directed Complete Unknown, with Rachel Weisz.

    Currently, the daughter of acclaimed actress Phylicia Rashad and former NFLer Ahmad Rashad has been circling around Showtime’s new hit show Billions—a Wall Street-centered cat-and-mouse chase featuring Paul Giamatti as U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades, who’s out to get hedge fund billionaire Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, played by Damian Lewis. She plays Kate Sacker. Showtime has already picked up Billions for a second season.

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  13. rikyrah says:

    Make ’Em Cry, Cam: How Newton Will Drink Reporters’ White Tears
    Nothing succeeds like success (or makes haters weep like defeat), and Cam Newton is going to the Super Bowl.

    BY: STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.
    Posted: Jan. 25 2016 3:47 PM

    Cam Newton is not your father’s quarterback. He is a fun-loving, flamboyant-dressing, dab-dancing, Southern-sounding, in-your-face figure of black awesomeness who is rubbing white journalists all kinds of raw.
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    And then, after thoroughly dismantling the Arizona Cardinals, Newton told the press gallery that he knew the process was going to be long like “slow-cooked collard greens.”

    “This has been a process,” he said. “It wasn’t going to be instant grits. It was going to be like long, slow-cooked collard greens. I think those collard greens are brewing right now. You can smell them from 100 miles away.”

    When he speaks like this and uses our language, he isn’t talking to the gaggle of white reporters who now fawn over the man whose ability many doubted. He is speaking directly to his people—to us. And for Newton, it’s always been about us.

    The dab is for us.

    The outfits are for us.

    Saying “this, that and the third” is for us.

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  14. rikyrah says:

    there will be plenty of people willing to tear him down. So, go Spike, highlight the brilliance.

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    In a New Documentary, Spike Lee Celebrates the Genius of Michael Jackson and Leaves Everything Else Out
    The legendary filmmaker talked to The Root about why he made the conscious decision to highlight only the King of Pop’s brilliance.

    BY: JULIE WALKER
    Posted: Jan. 28 2016 11:31 AM

    Like a lot of people, Spike Lee first fell in love with Michael Jackson as a little boy watching the Jackson 5 on television.

    “The way they looked—young black boys, big Afros—they could sing, they could dance, all that,” Lee told The Root during an interview at the Sundance Film Festival, where his documentary Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off the Wall premiered.

    “One of the major things we wanted to do with this documentary is, people got to be reminded; people forget. Like Bad 25, the first documentary [I directed about him], this will also be another reminder of the brilliance of Michael Joseph Jackson. Also, young generations that have been born; they need to remember, too.”

    The filmmaker has a point: There is an entire generation that may remember only the end of Jackson’s life, the pedophilia allegations, the multiple cosmetic surgeries and the superstar’s controversial death. Lee’s documentary celebrates the genius of Jackson’s life.

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  15. Ametia says:

    Fire Marshall Bill: “Let me tell ya somethin’!

    THIS: “The answer is simple. A person of color would have to be either a fool or a self-interested political hustler like Ben Carson to get in bed with the Republican Party of the post-civil rights era.”

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  16. February 1 is the deadline to register in time for the March 1 Primary Election in Texas.

    http://kxan.com/2016/01/28/are-you-registered-to-vote-deadline-is-monday/?cid=twitter_KXAN_News

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  17. rikyrah says:

    Why We Need More Films About Slavery
    The buzz around Nate Parker’s slave-rebellion flick, The Birth of a Nation, has some people saying, “Enough with the slave movies.” I say keep them coming.

    BY: DEMETRIA LUCAS D’OYLEY
    Posted: Jan. 28 2016 3:33 PM

    I was prepared to dislike Kara Brown’s Jezebel article, “I’m So Damn Tired of Slave Movies,” based on the title alone. That sentiment has been popular lately, given all the attention garnered at the Sundance Film Festival for actor-turned-director-producer-screenwriter Nate Parker’s upcoming film, The Birth of a Nation. Reports from Utah say the movie—a biography of Nat Turner’s life and the slave revolt he led through Southampton County, Va., in 1831—received a standing ovation after its debut screening. Fox Searchlight quickly snatched up the film for $17.5 million, a new sales record for the festival.

    But it seems for every person like me, who anticipates showing up to a Magic Johnson theater (because you know they’re showing it) on opening night, there’s another person asking, “Really? Another slave film?”

    I actually don’t think there are enough films about slavery. I mean, it was a roughly 245-year stretch of American history (indeed, older than the formation of the country itself). Considering the length of time, all the people involved, all their varied stories and how deeply embedded the “peculiar institution” is in America’s history (and present), there should be way more films than those that currently exist. We’re just now getting a mainstream film about Nat Turner. Do we want to throw in the towel before we get a theatrical release about Harriet Tubman or the Haitian revolution?

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  18. rikyrah says:

    What’s to explain?

    Cooning is cooning.

    Buckdancing is buckdancing.

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    Stacey Dash “Blacksplaining” Why She’s Constantly Condemning Her Own Race

    By G. Brown

    On her blog, Why I Say What I Say, Even Though I Drive Whoopi, BET, and Most Other Black People Crazy actress turned FOX News political pundit Stacey Dash tried to explain her substantiation for recent comments that as she puts it, made “every other black person in America…disown..” her.

    Dash said repeated her view “that things like “Black History Month” and BET shouldn’t exist, since they further divide us. I feel like it’s hypocritical to say that we’re all the same, but then to self-segregate into little enclaves of society. Also, I think the #OscarSoWhite controversy is lame, because black people should not demand that every segment of society who watches movies be reflected in the number of Oscars given to actors and actresses. That’s just not how the world works.”

    Dash then walks us through her tough upbringing on the streets of the South Bronx and her struggle to survive…seeing her first dead body when she was three years old and the hardships she faced.

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    In the blog, Dash boldly proclaims she doesn’t subscribe to traditional Black views because she is “an independent thinker”. She goes on to note that instead of being congratulated she’s often ridiculed by the “arbiters of blackness”. Dash said, “Clarence Thomas isn’t black because he is conservative. Bill Clinton is black, because he’s a poor, fast food loving boy from Arkansas.”

    Dash punctuates her piece with the imperatives, “Stop missing the point of the civil rights movement. Which, by the way, we won. Stop looking backward when segregation made racial independence our only option.”

    Admirable attempt, but Dash misses the mark again. Blaming all that’s wrong with the world on “liberals and democrats” is as wrong as blaming all crime and problems on Blacks and minorities. Dash states that “freedom is seized by individuals”, but seemingly fails to realize that problems are created the same way. The labels liberal, democrat, republican, conservatives are all the same people–the White majority who as the primary ruling party in this country since its birth are the ones creating the laws and systems that unfairly reign. These are the people whether labeled conservative or liberal that have been making the decisions in Chicago, Baltimore and Hollywood.

    http://thereelnetwork.net/stacey-dash-blacksplaining-why-shes-constantly-condemning-her-own-race/

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  20. rikyrah says:

    Obama promises party faithful: ‘Democrats will win’
    Jan. 28, 2016 10:11 PM EST

    BALTIMORE (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday promised his most fervent supporters on Capitol Hill the “Democrats will win in November” and said it’s going to take more than “phony tough talk and bluster” to defeat Islamic militants.

    Appearing before House Democrats at a retreat in Baltimore, Obama said the country is “doing a lot better” than when he took office, citing progress against Islamic State forces and curbing Iran’s nuclear program — as well as lower gas prices, 18 million people gaining health insurance and 5 percent unemployment.

    In a not-so-veiled shot at GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, Obama said the U.S. won’t strengthen itself “by allowing politicians to insult Muslims or pit groups of Americans against each other.”

    Obama’s defended his global leadership against a chorus of GOP attacks from Trump and other presidential candidates. He said the U.S. and a coalition of more than 60 countries continues “to hunt down and destroy ISIL, including with nearly 10,000 air strikes.”

    “We’re not going to build progress with a bunch of phony tough talk and bluster and over-the-top claims that just play into ISIL’s hands,” Obama said. “That’s not keeping America safe.”

    Obama chided Republicans for opposing him at every turn.

    “Sometimes I get a little frustrated that we don’t run back the tapes to what Republicans said back then” when predicting his policies wouldn’t work, Obama said. He noted that his 2012 presidential opponent, Mitt Romney, promised 6 percent unemployment but it has already dropped to 5 percent.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/5558e41a958b46fc9c8855089a1556fb/biden-gop-white-house-race-its-gift-lord

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  21. rikyrah says:

    Trump plays the White version of ‘The Dozens’, and does it better than all of the rest of them COMBINED.

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    Trump Campaign Manager: Trump Will Debate Cruz Once Judge Rules Him Eligible To Run
    Jan 28, 2016

    “Once you’ve gotten that ruling from the federal judge and you’re the last man standing in this presidential contest next to Donald Trump, we’ll be happy to have a debate with you one-on-one, anywhere you want.”

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  22. rikyrah says:

    WEDNESDAY, JAN 27, 2016 11:00 AM CST
    Donald Trump goes nuclear on Fox News: Why his debate boycott could expose Roger Ailes’ irrelevance
    The GOP front-runner has escalated his feud with the right-wing network. The stakes are higher than ever
    JACK MIRKINSON

    Donald Trump and Roger Ailes may be on opposite sides of a very bitter divide at the moment, but the presidential candidate and the head of Fox News actually have quite a bit in common. Both are megalomaniacal senior citizens. Both are brilliant showmen. Both eagerly traffic in endless racial falsehoods. Both are given to writing scorched-earth press releases. Both consider themselves the most important people in the world.

    Perhaps this is why Trump and Ailes have been so at odds throughout Trump’s 2016 campaign. Ailes has been used to bending Republican candidates to his will, but in Trump, he’s met his match. Trump’s decision to skip Thursday’s Fox News debate was so bombastic, so audacious, so utterly weird that it might as well have come from Ailes’s brain. Unfortunately for Ailes, it most certainly didn’t.

    In a way, the particulars of the impasse don’t matter. True, Trump had repeatedly called for debate moderator and very prominent enemy Megyn Kelly to be scrapped from the lineup. True, Fox News had supposedly enraged Trump with its mocking press releases rejecting the suggestion. True, Trump’s campaign manager apparently threatened Kelly in a conversation with Fox executives.

    But really, this feels like Trump taking an opportunity to assert his supremacy over Fox News and declare that he, not the network, is in true control of the Republican primary process. The debate was merely a useful foil. Ever since Trump’s campaign against Kelly last August, the two sides have co-existed uneasily. Something had to give, and now, Trump has made that happen.

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  24. rikyrah says:

    Jeb can’t find no love nowhere…

    BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

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    WEDNESDAY, JAN 27, 2016 12:27 PM CST

    Everyone hates Jeb Bush! Right-wing media now blaming him for Donald Trump

    Jeb’s agitating bigwigs in the GOP establishment who believe he’s boosting Trump by attacking “mainstream” rivals

    SEAN ILLING

    The Republican presidential race has been as bewildering and unpredictable as any in recent memory. It’s nearly impossible to say with certainty what will or won’t happen. However, it’s not too soon to say that Jeb Bush is done. An early frontrunner, Jeb’s campaign has imploded in slow motion over the last few months. He’s languishing in fifth place now, sandwhiched between a younger Marco Rubio and a louder Chris Christie.

    It’s hard to imagine Jeb turning things around at this point. Republican primary voters just don’t like him, and his entire approach to politics is ill-suited to this kind of climate. As this becomes more and more clear, Jeb faces a difficult decision: How does he want to be remembered?

    As is stands, Jeb is likely to be remembered as the entitled candidate who thought he could buy his way to the White House, but instead was emasculated by a raging clown whose campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” doubles as his platform. Even worse, Jeb is beginning to agitate Republican establishmentarians, who believe he’s responsible for clearing a path for Trump.

    A recent piece written by Stephen Hayes of the right-leaning “The Weekly Standard” sums up the prevailing sentiment on the right:

    “In the fight between Donald Trump and conservatism, Trump has had fewer allies than Right to Rise, the super PAC supporting Bush’s candidacy. There will be plenty of blame to go around if Trump ends up as the Republican nominee, but Right to Rise will have earned a prominent chapter those histories: cable and network television gave Trump endless hours of free publicity; influential conservative voices explained away his liberalism, excused his excesses, and legitimized his crazy; and Right to Rise, like an all-pro right guard, helped clear a path for Trump by blocking several of his would-be tacklers, in particular Marco Rubio. This was no accident. It was the plan.”

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  25. Crying and blowing nose

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  26. rikyrah says:

    this humored me. Like anyone actually took Unca Ben seriously.

    PULEEZE.

    But, seeing Grifter #1 Armstrong Williams being thrown under the bus is hilarious.
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    WEDNESDAY, JAN 27, 2016 11:05 AM CST

    This is how Ben Carson blew it: How the onetime GOP favorite fast became a 2016 afterthought

    “All they have to do now is decide who will write the eulogy. Dr Carson is out of the race and everyone…knows it”

    LOU DUBOSE, WASHINGTON SPECTATOR

    Ben Carson was on the ropes at the last Republican debate. But it didn’t matter. By that time, his improbable run for the presidency was all but over.

    In fact, the campaign was already on life support the last week in December, when campaign manager Barry Bennett was sent packing, along with the communications director and support staff. Bennett, a peripatetic consultant and Capitol Hill staffer, is best known for a scathingly effective 2012 attack video targeting Mitt Romney, paid for by a political action committee supporting Newt Gingrich.

    Before Bennett boxed up his files, packed up his laptop, and moved over to the Trump campaign office, he phoned in his postmortem to NBC. “We all know the root of our problems,” he said, “let’s not pretend it’s not Armstrong Williams.”

    Bennett is not alone in that view. “All they have to do now is decide who will write the eulogy,” a former Carson campaign adviser told me. “Dr. Carson is out of the race and everyone in the campaign knows it. Armstrong Williams should write the eulogy.”

    Williams is a South Carolina businessman who has been involved in Republican Party politics since working as an aide for South Carolina Republican Sen. Strom Thurmond, then signing on with Ronald Reagan’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission chairman Clarence Thomas. Williams was also an all-in supporter of Thomas’ nomination to the Supreme Court.

    Today, Williams is best known as a conservative African-American radio personality and columnist. He also manages Carson’s business affairs.

    “Armstrong created Dr. Carson’s candidacy,” the former campaign adviser I spoke to told me. “And Armstrong killed it.”

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  27. FBI releases full, unedited video of #LaVoyFinicum death “in the interest of transparency”

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  28. rikyrah says:

    MONDAY, JAN 25, 2016 10:15 AM CST
    Fine, just call him the N-word: All the Republicans want to do is say it. Would be more honest if they did
    GOP candidates use every trick to slur Obama without using the word. Just tell us what you really feel, PC warriors
    CHAUNCEY DEVEGA
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    And, of course, for Republicans, the United States is like Rome before the collapse, with Obama as Nero, while the country’s enemies, the barbarians at the gates, are sharpening their straight razors to slit the throats of the American people. The Republican 2016 candidates know their public quite well as they conjured up images of wicked Muslim refugees who are all human bombs in waiting. The only people who can stop these millions of Islamic evildoers are the hyper-masculine American heroes in the Republican Party, their version of Churchill’s “rough men” who “stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us” (and as Donald Trump so proudly proclaimed, torturing and killing the innocent family members of those people who would even think of doing America harm).

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    But even by those low standards, the Republican candidates’ racism and authoritarian-fueled attacks on Barack Obama were especially vile and repugnant.

    Their racist fusillades against Barack Obama, and by extension, Black America, took three forms.

    1. Modern American presidents are almost always the subject of conspiracy theories. Those conspiracy theories are a reflection of the anxieties and worries felt by a given community. The form and content of those conspiracies vary according to the political values and identities of the individuals and groups involved.

    The election of Barack Obama in 2008 was met with “birtherism”—the conspiranoid fantasy that Obama was not eligible to be president of the United States of America because he was not a “natural born citizen.” Of course, this is absurd. Barack Obama’s mother is an American citizen and he was born in Hawaii. “Birtherism” (which is still believed by a significant percentage of Republicans) is a racist, white supremacist conspiracy theory that is predicated on a belief that black folks are not “real Americans,” i.e., “white.”

    During last Thursday night’s Fox Business Channel debate, the Republican presidential primary candidates implied that Barack Obama, the president of the United States, is actually in league with Islamic terrorists. Ted Cruz said: “…we have a president who refuses to acknowledge the threat we face and even worse, who acts as an apologist for radical Islamic terrorism.”

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  30. rikyrah says:

    UH HUH

    UH HUH

    WHATEVER.

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    WEDNESDAY, JAN 27, 2016 05:57 PM CST
    Oregon militiamen fell right into the feds’ trap: Sorry, liberals, the government was right to wait before taking them out
    Despite complaints about federal inaction, it seems waiting out the Oregon militia was the best strategy
    AMANDA MARCOTTE

    The minute that self-appointed militiamen stepped onto the property of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, liberals started worrying that these folks would not be held accountable for their criminal behavior. The group, led by the two sons of right wing radical Cliven Bundy, took over the refuge, demanding that the taxpayers turn over federal lands so that folks like the Bundys and other farmers, miners and other private interests could profit handsomely off the land without having to pay for it. It’s clear that the militiamen expected the feds to rush the compound, causing a firefight in which they could be martyrs for the right wing cause of giving white conservatives a lot of free money while leaving the rest of us out to dry.

    But that didn’t happen. Instead, the federal government seemingly didn’t do anything for many weeks, letting these guys get comfortable at the refuge and even go back and forth from it for grocery-shopping, media events, and whatever else their hearts desired. Only one occupier was arrested, for using a stolen vehicle to drive to the store.

    This lack of interest in having a big ol’ shootout right away on government property didn’t just disappoint the militiamen. A number of liberal commentators were miffed that the feds seemed to be twiddling their thumbs, often arguing that if the occupiers were people of color, the shootout would have happened already. The criticism had some merit, of course, but the solution for such a double standard isn’t to have more shootouts, so much as it’s an argument against the quick-to-violence reactions law enforcement regrettably has when dealing with non-white suspects.

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  31. rikyrah says:

    WEDNESDAY, JAN 27, 2016 12:15 PM CST
    Camille Paglia: Hillary’s “blame-men-first” feminism may prove costly in 2016
    Hillary lags among men, again. Is it misogyny, or her brand of feminism? The story too hot for the New York Times
    CAMILLE PAGLIA

    During her two presidential campaigns, Hillary Clinton has consistently drawn greater support from women than men. Is this gender lag due to retrograde misogyny, or does Hillary project an uneasiness or ambivalence about men that complicates her appeal to a broader electorate?

    As a career woman, Hillary is rooted in second-wave feminism, which began with Betty Friedan’s co-founding of the National Organization for Women in 1967, while Hillary was in college. Friedan sought to draw men into the women’s movement and to ally with mainstream wives and mothers. But after a series of ideological struggles, she lost her leadership role and was eventually eclipsed in media attention by the more telegenic Gloria Steinem, who famously said, “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.”

    Hillary has unfortunately adopted the Steinem brand of blame-men-first feminism, which defines women as perpetual victims requiring government protections. Hillary’s sometimes impatient or patronizing tone about men, which can perhaps be traced to key aspects of her personal history, may prove costly to her current campaign.

    http://www.salon.com/2016/01/27/camille_paglia_hillarys_blame_men_first_feminism_may_prove_costly_in_2016/?source=newsletter

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  32. Ametia says:

    If Sarah Palin is your big catch, I question the size of your pole
    Posted by: Helen Philpot | January 27, 2016

    Margaret, glad to hear that winter storm Jonas landed to your south. I hate to think of you being so north during the winter months. Of course, you don’t like my being so south come July so there’s that.

    I guess we can both be thankful that we’re not in the Midwest where the Republicans have once again unleashed winter storm Sarah Palin on the unsuspecting citizens of Iowa. Good Lord but that woman is an idiot. I may not be the brightest bulb on the tree, but that dimwit burned out eight Christmases ago.

    If you are thinking about voting for a Republican this year, you might want to consider that the party’s front runner enthusiastically welcomed her endorsement while the guy in second place happily assumed he had a monopoly on that crazy. I mean if your big catch is Sarah Palin, I have to question the size of your pole and the potency of your bait.

    http://margaretandhelen.com/2016/01/27/if-sarah-palin-is-your-big-catch-i-question-the-size-of-your-pole/

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  33. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

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  34. Ametia says:

    BWA HA HA HA

    SO SAD….

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  35. Ametia says:

    TGIF Good Morning, Everyone. :-)))))

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