Tuesday Open Thread | Racist woman bullying little black boy selling candy

Outside of Target, a young black boy was selling candy. A lady went up to this kid and told him she wanted to see his license to sell. She started harassing him. A man walks up and started voicing his opinion about her harassment and bought $80 worth of candy and started giving it away to people.

Big up to the man who stood up for the kid!

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94 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | Racist woman bullying little black boy selling candy

  1. rikyrah says:

    According to Stuart Rothenberg, strategists for Republican Congressional campaigns are beginning to plan for a “blank check” approach this election.

    Long-time Republican strategists and campaign consultants privately acknowledge they are so certain of Hillary Clinton’s victory – and so worried about its impact on Senate races and GOP control of the Senate – that they are already considering a controversial tactic that explicitly acknowledges Donald Trump’s defeat.

    The tactic, used by congressional Republicans two decades ago, late in the 1996 campaign, involves running television ads that urge voters to elect a Republican Congress so that Clinton won’t have “a blank check” as president.

  2. rikyrah says:

    Cops: Texas mom who shot daughters reloaded gun during attack
    June 27, 2016

    FULSHEAR, Texas — A Texas mother accused of gunning down her two adult daughters opened fire in her home, then reloaded her gun before again shooting one of her daughters in the street, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Monday.

    Police say the shooting happened around 5 p.m. Friday in the family’s home outside the Houston suburb of Fulshear. Just before, they say, 42-year-old Christy Sheats had convened a “family meeting” inside their home. Sheats’ daughters, Taylor, 22, and Madison, 17, and her husband Jason, 45, had gathered in the living room. During the meeting, Sheats held up a gun and shot both of her daughers, police say.

    Sheats had been arguing with her husband about marital issues before she began shooting, Maj. Chad Norvell of the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office tells Crimesider.

    “The husband and wife weren’t getting along,” Norvell said.

    According to a police press release, Jason Sheats and both daughters managed to flee through the front door. Madison Sheats, who was shot once, soon collapsed and died.

    Taylor Sheats ran into the street and Christy Sheats followed, shooting Taylor again, police say. Jason Sheats ran to the end of a cul-de-sac and was uninjured.

  3. rikyrah says:

    ‘Little guy’ contractors still angry at Trump Taj bankruptcy
    Jun. 28, 2016 1:23 PM EDT

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Weak from heart surgery and a sepsis infection that would soon kill her, Patricia Paone was resting at home last summer when an apparition appeared on the TV — a famous businessman who had struck a deal with her husband years before.

    “He’s a crook!” she roared, according to a son who was with her that day. “I can’t listen to this.”

    A quarter of a century had passed since Donald Trump refused to pay $1.2 million for the paving stones her late husband installed at Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal casino. But for Paone and others like her — the dozens of contractors and their families who never got all they were owed — it could have happened yesterday.

    The contractor who provided the onion domes atop the Taj had to eat $2 million in losses. The contractor who supplied the Carrara marble from Italy ended up filing for personal bankruptcy. The contractor who put in the bathroom partitions had to lay off his brother.

  4. rikyrah says:




    Never woulda thunk it. [/snark]


  5. rikyrah says:

    josé vadi ‏@vadiparty 3h3 hours ago

    POTUS just banned solitary confinement for juvenile offenders.

  6. A little humor for y’all. Too funny!


  7. Here we go, folks. Robinson was “acting violently in his cell.” Unarmed but charged police w/ loaded guns. Such BS! A broken neck, several hemorrhages but there will be “insufficient evidence” a crime occurred, right @LorettaLynch?


  8. Breaks my heart. This kid should not be dead. It’s the saddest thing ever.


  9. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Confident. Incorrigible. Bully: Little Donny was a lot like candidate Donald Trump”

    These two excerpts are telling:


    A fierce competitor, Trump could erupt in anger, pummeling another boy or smashing a baseball bat if he made an out, two childhood neighbors said. In school, he misbehaved so often that his initials became his friends’ shorthand for detention…


    Dennis Burnham was four years younger and lived around the corner from Donald. He inherited his own impression of his neighbor from his mother, who warned that he should “stay away from the Trumps.”

    “Donald was known to be a bully, I was a little kid, and my parents didn’t want me beaten up,” said Burnham, 65, a business consultant in Texas.

    Once when she left Dennis in a playpen in a back yard adjoining the Trumps’ property, Martha Burnham returned to find Donald throwing rocks at her son. “She saw Donald standing at the fence,” Dennis Burnham said, “using the playpen for target ­practice.”

  10. rikyrah says:

    The GOP’s Shameless Politicization of Zika
    by Martin Longman
    June 28, 2016 12:07 PM


    But Zika is particularly frightening because it appears to cause birth defects in utero, including microcephaly, a severe brain abnormality.

    And it can be transmitted by the mosquitos that are swarming around me right now. All they need is a population of infected people to bite, and that is fortunately what they do not yet have here in Pennsylvania. There was a baby down in Florida born with Zika-related microcephaly recently, but the mother contracted the disease in Haiti. So far, they’ve found about two dozen cases of Zika in my state, but they are likewise cases of people coming home from the tropics. Unless a mosquito bites one of those travelers and then bites me, I don’t have to worry because I don’t think I’ll be having intimate relations with any of them (which could also transmit the virus to me). It’s easy to see how the virus could go from being extremely rare to a full blown epidemic if we aren’t very vigilant.

    And that’s why the president has requested $1.9 billion in emergency spending. But the Republicans in Congress see this emergency as an opportunity to win concessions from the Democrats and the administration that they could not otherwise get. That the Republicans’ funding bill is $800 million short of what was asked of them is a concern, but I also assume that the administration highballed them knowing that they’d get shortchanged. So, I’m not all that worried that the funding level will be inadequate. What concerns me is that the Democrats in the Senate feel compelled to filibuster the bill and that the administration has issued a veto threat.

    Why, for example, was this funding tied to a bill for the Veterans’ Affairs administration? And why does the bill remove language that already passed in Congress to limit the display of the Confederate Flag in veterans’ cemeteries? What does Robert E. Lee have to do with the Zika virus? And why does it block spending for Planned Parenthood and contraceptive efforts that could be key to preventing tragic pregnancies? Even Pope Francis has relaxed the Catholic Church’s traditional opposition to contraception in response to the Zika outbreak, but Congressional Republicans can’t make the same concession?

    Meanwhile, the Republicans are eager to blame the Democrats if they refuse to go along with their hardball tactics.

  11. Ametia says:

    DemPlatform Hearing Phoenix Day 2 – Rev. Dr. William Barber II


    You can catch all the other speakers from this clip as well.

  12. Ametia says:

    Day one: Why I’m traveling to Liberia, Morocco, and Spain to #LetGirlsLearn


  13. rikyrah says:

    The RNC Has a Plan: Go After Clinton’s VP Pick
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    June 28, 2016 8:59 AM

    As we watch the fissures within the Republican Party deepen with the candidacy of Donald Trump, Sam Stein reports that the RNC has a plan for the presidential race. It basically comes down to that old schoolyard taunt of saying, “yeah I’m one, but so are you!” In other words, they’ll pretend that the Democratic Party is as ruptured as they are. How quaint is it that they’ve named this effort “Project Pander?”

    In a detailed memo outlining its strategy to combat Clinton’s VP choice, the committee says it will frame the selection as both a cynical play to certain constituencies and as an emotional letdown for voters who backed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Democratic primary.

    The goals, the memo says, are to “drive wedges between these top contenders and either Clinton and/or traditional Democrat constituencies, such as labor, environmentalists, and gun control advocates, and other traditional left-wing constituencies;” and “[w]here applicable, frame the choice as an insult to the large, deep base of Bernie Sanders supporters who are struggling with the notion of supporting Hillary Clinton as the presumptive Democrat nominee.”

    Here’s how it plays out: no matter who Hillary Clinton picks as her running mate, the RNC plans to cast them as an “emotional letdown” to voters who supported Sanders. Apparently they’ve already done their opposition research on the top six contenders. For example:

  14. Ametia says:

    I Was on That Fateful Flight With Prince: A Protégée Tells Her Story


  15. The committee’s proposed report is just over 800 pages long and is comprised of five primary sections and 12 appendices. It details relevant events in 2011 and 2012.

    The following facts are among the many new revelations in Part I:

    •Despite President Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s clear orders to deploy military assets, nothing was sent to Benghazi, and nothing was en route to Libya at the time the last two Americans were killed almost 8 hours after the attacks began. [pg. 141]

    •With Ambassador Stevens missing, the White House convened a roughly two-hour meeting at 7:30 PM, which resulted in action items focused on a YouTube video, and others containing the phrases “[i]f any deployment is made,” and “Libya must agree to any deployment,” and “[w]ill not deploy until order comes to go to either Tripoli or Benghazi.” [pg. 115]

    •The Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff typically would have participated in the White House meeting, but did not attend because he went home to host a dinner party for foreign dignitaries. [pg. 107]

    •A Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) sat on a plane in Rota, Spain, for three hours, and changed in and out of their uniforms four times. [pg. 154]

    •None of the relevant military forces met their required deployment timelines. [pg. 150]

    •The Libyan forces that evacuated Americans from the CIA Annex to the Benghazi airport was not affiliated with any of the militias the CIA or State Department had developed a relationship with during the prior 18 months. Instead, it was comprised of former Qadhafi loyalists who the U.S. had helped remove from power during the Libyan revolution. [pg. 144]


  16. Ametia says:
  17. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “The Washington Post is launching a crowdsourced Black history project on Tumblr”

    On Sept. 24, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Inside, visitors will find exhibitions and collections of objects, images and art that begin with slavery in the United States and span the the Civil Rights movement.

    Every day leading up to that opening, The Washington Post is collecting objects of “lived Black history” to display. On Wednesday, the Post launched “Historically Black” on Tumblr.

    Photo from page linked in the article above (by clicking on the “Historically Black” link) :
    Photo’s description…story shared by Kianah Jay :

    “In the photo, I am wearing bald eagle feathers and pure silver and turquoise jewelry. It was taken on a Native American reservation. I am a few months old. It was taken during my first spring feast day in 1993.

    My dad is Black and my mom is Native American (Oglala Sioux, Athabascan). I was raised solely by my mom in a Native American community. My life has been rich with culture however it wasn’t until I moved to a big city (Los Angeles) that my Black Identity came to take form. I began to learn about the history that was shaping my lived experience without my knowledge. I realized I didn’t have the power to shape how strangers thought about me. It hurt and shocked me to learn that some tribal nations were in fact slaveholders during a period in time. Still, I am home in this country. My tribal affiliation has helped me to heal from the tragic genocide caused by colonialism. It has given me a sense of belonging, one that many African Americans have been robbed of in the cruel process of the African diaspora. Native Americans and African Americans have displayed incredible strength and I am proud to be both.
    Story from Kianah Jay ”

  18. All hell has broken loose. Is the end near or what?


  19. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    From Maura Lerner’s June 27, 2016 article “U’s new digital platform makes black history archives accessible” in the StarTribune:

    Umbra is “a one-stop shop” to explore historical images and voices of the past, from slavery to the Harlem Renaissance to the Civil Rights movement. “It’s a great tool to increase people’s awareness of just how rich that history is,” she said.

    At this point, only a small fraction of library collections is online. But it’s only going to grow as libraries find the time, and money, to digitize more material, said Cecily Marcus, the U librarian who directs the Umbra Project.

    So far, Umbra has made a dramatic, if spotty, start, with links to more than 400,000 pieces of history — photos, videos, letters and manuscripts — from 500 libraries and museums, including the Smithsonian Institution.

    Among the collections are handwritten letters by an 18th-century slave and poet, Phillis Wheatley; 1940s FBI surveillance reports on the activist and scholar W.E.B. Du Bois; and even curiosities like the 1960s Black Panthers Coloring Book (a government hoax, it turns out, to try to discredit the group).

    You can go to the Umbra digital site by clicking the link below and simply type in a Black History subject in the search box and see Black history photos, ephemera, documents, etc.

  20. rikyrah says:

    The Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision Is An Unmitigated Disaster For Abortion Opponents
    JUN 27, 2016 11:50 AM

    Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is a beat down of Texas’ anti-abortion law HB 2. Justice Stephen Breyer’s majority opinion piles facts upon evidence upon statistics to demolish Texas’ supposed justification for the law. At one point, Breyer even damns the law with words uttered by Texas’ own attorney. By the end of the opinion, it is surprising that Breyer did not finish with the two words “HULK SMASH!”

    Even more significantly, Whole Woman’s Health leaves the right to an abortion on much stronger footing than it stood on before this decision was handed down. It’s difficult to exaggerate just how awesomely anti-abortion advocates erred in urging Texas to pass HB 2 in the first place. This law was supposed to provide those advocates with a vehicle to drain what life remains in Roe v. Wade. Instead, reproductive freedom is stronger today than it has been at any point in nearly a decade.

    HB 2, and the litigation strategy used to defend it, took advantage of an apparent contradiction in the Court’s abortion jurisprudence. Roe itself held that the “State has a legitimate interest in seeing to it that abortion, like any other medical procedure, is performed under circumstances that insure maximum safety for the patient.” More recently, in 2007’s Gonzales v. Carhart, a 5-4 Court held that lawmakers enjoy “wide discretion to pass legislation in areas where there is medical and scientific uncertainty.” The question in Whole Woman’s Health was whether a state could enact a sham health law that did little to advance women’s health and a great deal to shut down abortion clinics, and then claim that enough “medical and scientific uncertainty” exists to permit such a law to stand.

  21. rikyrah says:

    There’s no other way to put this:

    He’s just a phucking embarrassment.


    Justice Thomas Passionately Argues That Convicted Domestic Abusers Need Easier Access To Guns
    JUN 27, 2016 2:25 PM

    Today the Supreme Court handed down two decisions: The first is a monumental, headline-grabbing defeat for anti-abortion groups. The second is a highly technical case about gun rights that’s being mostly overlooked.

    In the dissenting opinion for the latter case, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas argues that convicted domestic abusers have been defrauded of their right to deadly weapons.

    At-issue in Voisine v. United States is a technical question of whether two men with convictions for “reckless” domestic assault fall under a federal law prohibiting people convicted of a “misdemeanor crime of domestic violence” from possessing a firearm. The law prohibiting domestic abusers from possessing firearms wasn’t the question under discussion — instead, the question was how far that law reached over certain states’ differing domestic assault laws.

    Justice Thomas, however, was very concerned in arguments about the broader law that domestic abusers at large can’t have guns — breaking 10 years of silence on the Court to complain at arguments in February.

  22. rikyrah says:

    Quick Takes: More Brexit Fallout
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    June 27, 2016 5:37 PM

    * Apparently British Labour Party MP’s are not happy with their leader Jeremy Corbyn.

    At an extraordinary meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party in the House of Commons Monday, Jeremy Corbyn fought for his political life.

    MP after MP lined up to attack the Labour leader and demand his immediate resignation, according to several MPs who were at the meeting. Corbyn point blank refused…

    The Labour Party now faces an internal constitutional crisis, unable to remove a leader his MPs will not serve.

    MPs emerged shell-shocked from the meeting, and told POLITICO they were contemplating the very real possibility that it will have to split. The Parliamentary Labour Party is now considering electing its own leader in a move which would essentially create a separate party. This nuclear option is being referred to by MPs as a “universal declaration of independence.”

    * Here is some fallout from the Brexit vote that isn’t getting enough attention:

    Despite being an issue that knows no borders, affects all, and is of vital interest to future generations, the environment was low on the agenda ahead of the United Kingdom’s historic vote to leave the European Union.

    The short answer to what happens next with pollution, wildlife, farming, green energy, climate change and more is we don’t know—we are in uncharted territory. But all the indications—from the “red-tape” slashing desires of the Brexiters to the judgment of environmental professionals—are that the protections for our environment will get weaker.

    There is one immediate impact though, right here, right now: The crashing financial markets will damage the huge investments needed to create a cleaner and safer environment and will dent the nation’s fast-growing green economy, one economic sector where the UK could lead.

  23. rikyrah says:

    Trump Adviser Claims Tax Plan Won’t Cost Money And Expects People To Take His Word For It
    JUN 27, 2016 3:36 PM

    In its analysis, Moody’s included the finding of the non-partisan Tax Policy Center, which concluded that Trump’s tax plan would cost the government $9.5 trillion over a decade based on its own complex modeling. It wasn’t the only place to come to a similar conclusion. The more progressive Citizens for Tax Justice found it would cost $12 trillion over a decade; the more conservative Tax Foundation, which takes into account assumptions that tax cuts spur economic growth, still found it would cost $10.14 trillion over a decade.

    But Navarro argues those findings can’t be true because Trump says his tax plan will be revenue neutral. “One of the worst mistakes of the Moody’s report is to ignore the cornerstone of Donald Trump’s tax reform plan, revenue neutrality. This principle is clearly stated on the Trump website,” Navarro’s report says. “It follows that under revenue neutrality, none of the downstream negative effects predicted by the Moody’s report occur.”

    Navarro doesn’t offer his own modeling or analysis. “I don’t have the elaborate model of Moody’s,” he told the Washington Post in an interview. “The basic foundation of my analysis is, ‘garbage in, garbage out.

  24. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Why aren’t there more African-American boys in gifted classes?”

    Article’s caption: “Darius Brown, 18, graduated from Lancaster High School recently and is the first from the campus to receive the Gates Millennium Scholars award, which will pay for college through a doctorate degree. He will attend Texas A&M University in the fall.”

    Excerpt from article:

    So how do schools get more students like Darius into more rigorous classes?

    Many programs — particularly for the youngest children — rely on classroom teachers or parents to identify children who should be tested for advanced programs. The thinking is that these adults are most familiar with the students and should have a better idea of what they can accomplish.

    Darius’ mother was his biggest advocate. Even before he was in school, Johnnie Brown was reading with him and creating “homework” for him that included learning numbers and letters.

    Though a single working mother, Brown made time to check in with teachers often to ensure that he was being challenged academically.

    “If you don’t talk to them and let them know what kind of child you have and what they respond well to, they don’t really know how to do that because they’re not with your child in the evening and don’t know if you’re doing the same thing they’re doing in class when you’re home,” she said.

    But some parents are intimidated by the system or don’t know that advanced programs are available for their children.

  25. rikyrah says:

    Thanks for front paging this story, SG2.
    I was furious when I first saw it, and still am.
    That racist heifer attacking that poor child.
    I keep on telling you – they want to party like it’s 1948.😠😠😠

    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Shame on that horrible woman!

      • Ametia says:

        Yahtzee, what gives folks like this witch the notion that she can roll up on an innocent child selling candy and harass him?

        Then when she is confronted, she goes into a “protective” stance.

        Absolute ZERO, ZADA, NADA awareness that the boy needed to be protected from the likes of her ugliness.

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        If I had been there, I would have complimented this young child on his enterprise and his good manners.

        I would have instantly protected this child from the nasty woman. White to white putting the woman in her place.

        If she had said to me, “This is how they live,” I would have not let her get away with that and told her that she was showing the shameful way SHE lived.

    • Folks sell candy, cookies and cakes outside stores all day long but I’ll bet she never ask little white kids to see their license? Old racist ass need to mind her own damn business. Target isn’t running him off. She has no business harassing him.

    • Ametia says:


    • Liza says:

      This makes me so sad. Here’s an old woman, we can’t see her face but judging from her hair and the shape of her body I am guessing early to late 70s. She probably hasn’t got a hell of a lot to do these days, undoubtedly watches Fox News, and going to Target is a big deal, an outing.

      How much longer do you figure she is going to live? This is how she chooses to spend her last few years on earth? Bullying a black child who is selling candy outside Target, failing to recognize that it has nothing to do with her? It is absolutely none of her business. What satisfaction could she possibly gain from being so hateful toward a child?

      I love the man who intervened. There is hope.

      • Yes, Liza! So grateful to the man who stepped up and shamed her ass good. There is hope. We need more like him.

      • Ametia says:

        He did the RIGHT THING

        I didn’t hear what the man called her, but it really STUNG. These kinds of folks aren’t going to change, no matter what you tell them.

        Personally, I wouldn’t have engaged that witch at all. I would have given my full attention to the young boy. Buying all the candy, smiling, and handing it out to passer byers! She would be INVISIBLE to me, just like she and others like her attempt to dehumanize BLACK PEOPLE.

        • I agree, Ametia. Whatever he called her really stung. Notice her reaction when he says he’s going inside to get the money? She didn’t want that little boy to make money. That’s the history of this country.

      • Liza says:

        I think that if a woman had engaged her, the ugliness may have escalated into a shouting match. There was no way she was going to take on a young, robust man.

      • Liza says:

        Y’all, check out her body language. Initially, when bullying the child, she is standing with her hands on her hips and that big ass purse is on her right side. Then the young man confronts her, and as that progresses, she draws her arms across her front of her body. Body language goes from aggressive to protective.

        Decent folks +1, Racists 0. The power of one voice as they say.

        I don’t know what I would have done. Confronting people in today’s world is so unpredictable. But we have to protect children. I might have just sat down next to the child and given her one of my “looks.”

      • yahtzeebutterfly says:

        “Body language goes from aggressive to protective.”

        Great observation, Liza. You are right!

        “Decent folks +1, Racists 0. The power of one voice as they say.”


  26. rikyrah says:

    Basketball legend Pat Summit has died at the age of 64.
    Damn Alzheimers.
    RIP Ms. Summit 😢😢😢

  27. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning 😊, Everyone 😆

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