Happy Fry-Day, Everyone!
I wasn’t able to make the Michelle Obama book tour/interview at the Xcel Energy in St. Paul Wednesday night. I’ve been laying low and recovering from a health issue.
AnyHOO, I’ve been lurking and hoping I could get a few pics and videos to capture some of that BLACK GIRL MAGIC.
In St. Paul, Michelle Obama talks about life, learning and that famous fist bump
“I think this is the biggest crowd we’ve had,” the former First Lady said as she stood on a stage with blue lights running up and down the sides.
“I love you,” one of the 16,000 people in the sold-out audience shouted, to which Obama replied, “I love you, too, Babe.”
We are BECOMING! @MichelleObama #MyXEC pic.twitter.com/PhPgpMltfW
— Xcel Energy Center (@XcelEnergyCtr) March 14, 2019
Thank you for commitment to education @MichelleObama! We’ve set up a few of the donated books backstage, which will be given your name to Saint Paul Public Schools. #IAmBecoming #MyXEC pic.twitter.com/8UZkK8QXPY
— Xcel Energy Center (@XcelEnergyCtr) March 13, 2019
They made me laugh 😂😂
Uh huh 😒
These people make me sick.
Those women love that blond hair, don’t they? No matter how dark the roots.
Y’all look at this stupid ass woman. She has NO SHAME!
Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) Tweeted:
Every single American murdered by extremists in 2018 was murdered by a white supremacist or far right extremist.
Every Single One. 100%
It isn’t too soon to talk about the toxic role of white supremacy in the New Zealand mosque attack.
It’s too late.😓
Hope that he never sees the light of day ever again 😠😠😠
Uh huh 😒
Murdering Joke can have several seats. until
You CAN name a thing, you CAN’T be a part of the solution.
Trump says white nationalism is not a rising threat after New Zealand attacks: ‘It’s a small group of people’
Dr. King…as ever on point as he always was:
The height of privilege is offering up “thoughts and prayers” when people get murdered for how they think and pray.— Drew Morgan (@drewmorgcomedy) March 15, 2019
This is a staggering story from @AmyAHarder, who asked Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) about his claim that the Green New Deal was nearly “tantamount to genocide.”AXIOS: How is the Green New Deal like genocide?BISHOP: I’m an ethnic. I’m a westerner. https://t.co/2IOhvBl2Ia— Robinson Meyer (@yayitsrob) March 14, 2019
Candace Owens Was Named in the New Zealand Shooter’s Alleged Manifesto. But Christchurch Is Bigger Than Her
Every time I write about Candace Owens, I feel manipulated.
I feel manipulated because Candace Owens, on her own, is not newsworthy. She’s not witty or particularly charismatic. She’s billed as a commentator and activist, but to describe her grasp on politics, history, gender, or race as shallow would be doing a great disservice to the word, because shallow still has depth. Activism implies, well, activity, or purpose. Activists tend to have a moral center—however questionable or controversial.
Owens has never successfully articulated such a moral center, and her leap from running an anti-Trump site in 2016 to grabbing Kanye West’s “free thinker” coattails in 2018 implies one doesn’t exist.
Owens’ only gift is grift, and she’s been exceptional at it in a way that says far more about conservative white people’s grievances than it says about her. Her currency is outrage, and her endgame is attention.
But I’m writing about Owens because she’s the troll a mass shooter in Christchurch, New Zealand named in his alleged manifesto. The shooter, whose name has not been released by police as of Friday morning, opened fire on two mosques, killing at least 49 people in what can rightfully be described as a terrorist attack.
“The person that has influenced me above all was Candace Owens,” the suspect wrote. “Each time she spoke I was stunned by her insights and her own views helped push me further and further into the belief of violence over meekness. Though I will have to disavow some of her beliefs, the extreme actions she calls for are too much, even for my tastes.”
1/ No @realDonaldTrump 49 people did not “die senselessly.” They were massacred by a right wing racist terrorist inspired by people you amplify and refuse to condemn. They were slaughtered Bc they were Muslim: the kind of folks you would like to ban from the US
— Tim Wise (@timjacobwise) March 15, 2019
It’s how these mo-fuckers frame a murder/killing,” die senselessly,” as if the victims died through osmosis or some such.
These people were worshiping in the church/Mosques and were MURDERED, BLOWN TO SMITHEREENS by hateful racists, bigoted white men.
Majiir, you’re gonna love this one!
Word of the Day : March 15, 2019
45’s a TWO-BIT CON & THUG
1 : cheap or trivial of its kind : petty, small-time
2 : of the value of two bits
I do love it! It’s a perfect description of DJT, the WH squatter.
Democrats on Committee Want Wilbur Ross to Resign
Let’s try again
Democrats call on Wilbur Ross to resign
Sandy Hook families see legal path around gun industry immunity
Josh Koskoff, a lawyer representing Sandy Hook families, and David Wheeler, whose son Ben was killed in the Sandy Hook gun massacre, talk with Rachel Maddow about their legal strategy for holding gun makers accountable.
Sandy Hook families win ruling to seek gun maker accountability
Rachel Maddow describes the novel legal strategy that won a Connecticut Supreme Court ruling that the Sand Hook families can sue the maker of the gun used in that tragedy, and have their case heard by a jury.
Zervos ruling clears path for new case against Trump Foundation
Rachel Maddow explains how the court victory for Summer Zervos in her lawsuit against Donald Trump has also made way for New York State Attorney General Letitia James to move ahead with a case against the Trump Foundation.
This is who he is😠😠
Freeborn Black Woman First of Her Name 🖤 (@TheWayWithAnoa) Tweeted:
Even if Candace Owens only plays a white supremacist for a living, she’s still part of the problem. And folks need to stop acting like checking her or Tucker or Shapiro is some how a threat to our speech. It’s not. Protecting them only puts marginalized communities in danger. https://twitter.com/TheWayWithAnoa/status/1106549342293426176?s=17
In case you didn’t know….
the Republicans on the Intelligence Committee, are now just releasing – ON THEIR OWN- entire transcripts – IGNORING the wishes of the Justice Department to release redacted ones.
Found this out last night on Maddow.
Yet 45 surrounds himself with Jews, especially lawyers.
YEAH, I SAID IT. LOOKINGMICHAELCOHEN
David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) Tweeted:
If you don’t think the horror in New Zealand is related to a global resurgence of racism and nationalism led in part by Donald Trump, you are part of the problem. https://twitter.com/djrothkopf/status/1106487963821793280?s=17
Stephen Robinson (@SER1897) Tweeted:
Pelosi leaves her home each morning with zero fucks. She even checks her purse to make sure there’s not one still in there from last week. https://t.co/cV2S17Yws6 https://twitter.com/SER1897/status/1106356294972116994?s=17
LOL@”Cover band.” Agree
Honestly, juxtapose these white men running for POTUS with mass shootings 7 killings by white men. I’M NOT.FEELING.ANYOF.THEM.
Beware of the Ides of March 😲😲😲
Keep on exposing these hoes 😠😠😠
Elijah E. Cummings (@RepCummings) Tweeted:
ICYMI: For the first time in decades @GOPoversight tried to shut down a hearing—this one with Wilbur Ross on the #2020Census. Republicans are burying their heads in the sand, going against the very mission of oversight, and trying to keep the truth from the American people. https://twitter.com/RepCummings/status/1106249294443618307?s=17
i CANNOT wait, for all the dirt, filth, and shenanigans are REVEALED about you, Lindsey Graham!
Mr. Weeks 🤴🏾 (@MrDane1982) Tweeted:
I don’t know what men see as the “it factor” but I will say this, Kamala Harris has a very diverse base, and her components of winning the Nomination is the south and California. Don’t sleep on this woman impact. She’s still collecting her footing, but she’s doing it in heels. https://twitter.com/MrDane1982/status/1106380082346688512?s=17
The dog tugging at the blanket 😂😂 😂
I.CAN’T WITH THIS FUCKERY
Thanks for the pictures and videos of Forever FLOTUS 😍 😍
Good Morning, Everyone 😄 😄😄