Happy HUMP Day, Everyone!
Happy HUMP Day, Everyone!
Video of a menacing encounter involving a racist who refuses to leave a fast food establishment without first threatening a family of black customers has been going viral. The recording is of a white woman who lingers by the door of the restaurant as an employee stands before her attempting to keep the situation from escalating. While she never charges forth, she does attempt to get into the group’s personal space, while repeatedly shouting, “Get out of my country!”
“You know what, you are ugly! You are the ugliest motherf***ers in the f***ing world,” the woman goes on to exclaim. In the final moments of the recording, she lets out a curdling scream, once again demanding that they “Get the f**k out!”
It is not known exactly where the incident takes place, but judging by the silence kept by the black customers, and the fact that a white teen sits by the recording smiling throughout its duration, it was likely not a place where black citizens typically find themselves feeling comfortable or safe. The video closes with the woman taking the matter to a whole other level.
“I don’t want you here, and I’m going to vote against you, and I’m going to kill you when I can,” she concluded.
“Whip Appeal” is a song by American musician Babyface. It served as the third single from his second album, Tender Lover. Written by Babyface and Perri “Pebbles” Reid, “Whip Appeal” was released on February 22, 1990 by SOLAR Records and Epic Records.
Whip Appeal” peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in April 1990. It also reached number two on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number 39 in Canada. The song received a Grammy Award nomination in the Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male category and a Soul Train Music Award nomination in the Best R&B/Soul Single, Male category. In a 1990 Newsday article, journalist John Leland described the song as “suggestive but not rude” and called it “the risque love ballad that has eluded Prince the last few years.” This version finished at #83 on Billboard’s year-end chart for 1990.
Babyface met Tracey Edmonds, his wife from 1992 to 2005, when she auditioned for a role in the “Whip Appeal” music video. “She made it but couldn’t be in it because she got the chicken pox. I didn’t see her again for a couple months,” Babyface said. During casting for his next video, “My Kinda Girl”, he recalled asking, “‘Do you remember the girl who caught the chicken pox? She was real pretty.’ The very next day, Tracey, her mom and brother happened to be driving down the street that I was on. It was like a ‘meant to be’ kind of thing.” The video features actress Holly Robinson Peete (she introduced herself as ‘Holly Robinson’), as the sultry radio host at the beginning of the video. The music video was directed by Jim Yukich, who previously directed many videos for Phil Collins as well as his band Genesis.
The day before he announced to reporters that Donald Trump may have been incidentally monitored by U.S. intelligence agencies during the transition, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes met with the source of that information at the White House, a Nunes spokesman told NBC News.
“Chairman Nunes met with his source at the White House grounds in order to have proximity to a secure location where he could view the information provided by the source,” said his spokesman, Jack Langer. “The chairman is extremely concerned by the possible improper unmasking of names of U.S. citizens, and he began looking into this issue even before President Trump tweeted his assertion that (Trump Tower) had been wiretapped.”
Nunes has declined to say who provided the intelligence reports he referenced, but his admission that he met with his source at the White House is fueling suspicions among Democrats that his source was someone close to Trump.
It’s unclear why Nunes would have to go to the White House to seek a secure location to view classified material, since his own committee has a secure room in the Capitol where Nunes and his aides review secret documents on a daily basis.
Democrats believe the president wanted to release the information as a way of buttressing Trump’s discredited claim that President Obama “wiretapped” him at Trump Tower during the transition. Moments after Nunes first made the announcement, Trump said he felt “somewhat” vindicated.
After saying the reports he saw suggested Trump and his team had been “monitored,” Nunes on Friday backtracked, and acknowledged that he couldn’t be sure of that. Nunes has made clear that much of what he saw involved foreigner-to-foreigner conversations about Trump and his associates, and Nunes is raising questions about whether those reports were improperly distributed around the government.
Happy Monday, Everyone. Welcome to Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds Week @ 3 Chics!
Kenneth Brian “Babyface“ Edmonds (born April 10, 1958) is an American R&B and pop singer-songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entrepreneur.
Kenneth Edmonds was born on April 10, 1958, in Indianapolis, Indiana to Marvin and Barbara Edmonds. Barbara was a pharmaceutical plant manager. Edmonds, who is the fifth of six brothers (which also included future After 7 bandmembers Melvin and Kevon Edmonds, the latter of whom later had a modestly successful solo career), attended North Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana and as a shy youth, wrote songs to express his emotions. When he was in eighth grade, Edmonds’s father died of lung cancer, leaving his mother to raise her sons alone. At this stage, Edmonds became determined to have a career in music.
Ted Koppel to Sean Hannity: “You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts.”
I hope that you are enjoying this weekend with family and friends.