Another black Chumph “Minister”. This one wants black folks to “go back” to Africa.
Now this guy is correct that one of the things holding back economic development in Africa is the lack of roads, railways, and a transportation network encouraging and enabling trade. Some years ago I did a project in Rwanda, where there is no road connecting the country’s largest and second largest cities. Indeed, prior to the creation of the Superhighway system in America in the 50’s under President Eisenhower we had some of the same problems although not as severe.
However, there is a small problem (actually several) – the first being to build a road you need equipment of the big yellow ground-shaking type, not unusually marked on the side with the name Caterpillar. Those puppies don’t come cheap. You need asphalt, concrete steel girders, gravel, and pipes…
All of which cost money (lots and lots of money).
Someone who has never been to Africa (which apparently our good Minister hasn’t) doesn’t realize it is a big – big place. From Accra, Ghana to Cairo, Egypt is 4300 miles. From Casablanca to Cape Town is 8,000 miles. From Cape Town to J’burg is 1200 miles in the same country. So if said project did nothing but connect capital cities it would be 10 times larger than the US Interstate Highway System. You are not talking billions…You are talking Trillions of dollars.
Where exactly is this money, which is more than the combined GDP of the entire continent, going to come from. Sunday collections?
The second problem is African Americans are “African” only in name. They have plenty of cheap labor who can handle a shovel. I somehow don’t think the locals are going to appreciate their very distant cousins from America coming over to tell them how to do things. Never mind the fact that African Americans have no ancestral relationship to 80% of the people in Africa, or the cultural arrogance (ignorance?) in believing all those Africans are the same because they have dark skin.
This is sad. This “Minister” needs to talk to some black folks who a) have actually been to Africa, and b) have done work there.
They ain’t your f*(&ing long lost “cousins”.
A North Carolina pastor who has endorsed Donald Trump explained his job plan on Tuesday, which calls for the “return” of black Americans to Africa to build roads and bridges.
Apostle Thomas Rodgers, Sr. of Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries in North Carolina told CNN host Carol Costello that black Americans should receive “dual citizenship” so that they could find jobs in Africa.
“African-Americans are the only people in the world who do not seek dual citizenship,” Rodgers said. “That’s why Chicago gangs, California gangs, the Crips and the Bloods and Detroit in Michigan — we have gangs in the streets because blacks have no vision, they have no leadership.”
“You’ve also talked about building a road back to Africa,” Costello noted. “Can you explain that?”
Rodgers replied: “Matter of fact, where our ancestors came from, from the Indian Ocean all the way across the Atlantic Ocean, that’s 4,000 miles and we want to go back and help with the highways all the way across, to create jobs, train rails, pipelines, oil, petroleum. They create jobs for young people that can’t find jobs here, that the Democrats have not did.”
“I think it would give young people in prison [jobs] just like Great Britain did,” he opined.
“So you are suggesting young people in trouble should go back to Africa, perhaps to find jobs?” the CNN host pressed.
“Not to go back, but I say to return,” Rodgers insisted. “It’s a clause in the United Nations charter, our right to return, to help build infrastructure. Everybody don’t want to stay here. We are skilled people.”
Democratic strategist Angela Rye pointed out that building a “literal” bridge back to Africa was “probably impossible.”
“I apologize for laughing,” Rye added.
First up on the Chumph tap dance parade – Hillary is a bigot for condemning racists…Chumph surrogate Scotties Nell Hughes.
The question in my mind is…Why is CNN paying this racist POS?
CNN contributor and Trump campaign surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes accused Hillary Clinton of the meeting the “definition of bigotry” for speaking out against racists and white supremacy.
During a Sunday panel discussion on CNN, MTV correspondent Jamil Smith argued that Trump’s hiring of Breitbart chief Steve Bannon showed that GOP presidential campaign was a “rebranding of white supremacy.”
“I would say that [Breitbart is] part of the white supremacist machine,” Smith asserted. “They are trying to make sure these views become mainstream. And I think, through Trump, they are finding a way to do that.”
Hughes, however, accused the media of “redefining what fair means in this election.”
“Hillary Clinton’s problem, she’s having a problem with engagement,” Hughes opined. “And she’s worried about in November, the same very valuable demographic of the African-American vote is not going to be as engaged as they were in 2008 and 2012 to get out and vote.”
According to the pundit, Trump had been right to call Clinton a “bigot” because the term was not only about racial discrimination.
“Bigotry, if you look at the definition, it’s about someone who’s small-minded and sits there and directs hate towards a certain group,” she explained. “Hillary Clinton’s speech [attacking alt-right conservatives] was all about hate towards a group that, while my fellow counterpart might consider them to be very racist, it’s the exact opposite.”
“These are God-fearing, baby-loving, gun-toting, military-supporting, school choice-advocating Americans!” Hughes added. “And just because maybe there might be some, a part of a very small fringe group [of white supremacists] that read Breitbart — by sitting there and saying the entire website is white supremacy is kind of ridiculous as saying just because you have people that are anarchists and communists that read the Huffington Post, calling that newspaper establishment, [is like] saying that they’re pro-anarchy and they’re against the United States government.”
Smith clarified Breitbart’s role in promoting white supremacy.
“What they present is the view of the white supremacist mentality through their coverage,” he observed. “It’s not necessarily saying, ‘Well, everyone who works there is a white supremacist.’ I don’t know that.”
“The point is to say, what kind of viewpoint did they reflect? And it’s undeniable that they reflect a white supremacist view if you looked over their coverage over the last several years.”
Then we have Trump Lawn Ornament Katrina Pierson…
Getting laughed at …again
If you are going to be a thief – go after the Role and not the Timex…
Controversy erupted over the Chump’s wife, Melanoma stealing parts of her convention speech from Michelle Obama’s 2008 address of the Democratic Convention. Failing to have any Republican women whose speeches were worth stealing from – she went for the Gold Standard.
Sources from the Donald Trump campaign told NBC News reporter Katy Tur that there is an uproar over accusations that Melania Trump’s much-anticipated speech on Monday night was plagiarized from a speech by First Lady Michelle Obama in 2008.
The Trump camp has been scrambling to explain similarities between the two speeches, going so far as to blame Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
Tur, who has been covering the Trump campaign, said that Melania didn’t want to do the speech in the first place, but in the end was brought on board to try and humanize the bombastic candidate.
“Well this morning I’m told that she didn’t necessarily want to do this, and that the campaign basically had to put their best person to help her with the speech,” Tur reported. “They were putting somebody from the staff with all of the family members because this is obviously a big deal, the convention, it’s not unusual to have a staff member help write a convention speech.”
Tur said that Trump staffers were hoping Melania would “outshine everybody” and immediately after the speech, she was praised for her performance. But shortly after, striking similarities between Obama’s 2008 speech were raised and people began mocking it online…
Un-freakin-believable! Great comedy!
Looking at the Trump Trollops, I posted in a previous post – I can see the boy’s problem. Enough silicone here to float an oil tanker.
Attempting to repair some of the fallout from his recent remarks about women, Donald Trump said on Sunday that the decision of whether women should be considered humans should be left to the states.
“I wouldn’t want to tell Texas whether women are humans, for example,” he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “They obviously have some very strong opinions about that.”
When asked point-blank whether he considered women humans, the billionaire responded, “It should be a case-by-case thing.”
Trump also blasted the media for applying what he called a “double standard” to his remarks about women. “I can call a woman a pig and it’s totally taken out of context,” he said.
Trump’s latest comments drew a strong rebuke from his chief rival, Senator Ted Cruz, on the campaign trail in Wisconsin. “Once again, Donald has utterly failed to find a subtle way to express the Republican Party’s anti-woman views,” he said.