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Wife’s Video of Keith Lamont Scott’s Killing Released

The whole video available on NBC shows the wife screaming at the officers not to shoot – that her husband has a brain injury …And that he does not have a gun.

The video is shaky and unclear – but raises some important questions…

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2016 in BlackLivesMatter

 

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Joy Reid – Exploded Trumpazoid

She tries really hard to retain a professional demeanor…

 

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2016 in The Clown Bus

 

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Trump Bimbo Toast…Again

We go from my previous post about the Beauty Queen who is a Captain in the US Army serving her country, to the ugly of yet another Trump Bimbo being blown up on air. Might be a good idea for the Drumph campaign to invest in Kevlar Corsets for the seemingly endless line of clueless bimbettes from his campaign whose singular accomplishment is sequentially getting that “Deer in the headlights” look…just before being eviscerated by an oncoming 18 wheeler of logic and truth.

In Memorium, I hear the Trump Hotel’s scullery will be serving a new dish…

Hard fried eggs over burnt toast tips.

Now – perhaps this is a case of you get what you pay for. An interesting article by the Boston Globe pointed out this –

The women who work for Trump — who account for about 28 percent of his total staff — made an average of about $4,500 in April, according to the Globe analysis. The men made nearly $6,100, or about 35 percent more. The disparity is slightly greater than the gender pay gap nationally. Of the 15 highest-paid employees for that month, only two were women… Trump’s campaign staff is also far less diverse than that of his likely Democratic opponent. Only about 9 percent of his team are minorities, compared with nearly a third of Clinton’s staff.

Here’s how Clinton’s staff stacked up on gender pay equity:

The women working for Clinton — who account for 53 percent of her total staff — took home an average of $3,710. The men made slightly more, at $3,760. Clinton’s staffers, men and women, made less than the women who work for Trump. On Clinton’s campaign, the highest-paid employee was a woman, Jennifer Palmieri, the campaign’s director of communications. And of the 15 highest-paid employees, eight were men and seven were women.
 
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Posted by on June 6, 2016 in Black Conservatives, News, The Clown Bus

 

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Melissa Harris-Perry’s New Gig

Well …It certainty isn’t television, or a major cable network – but former MSNBC Melissa Harris-Perry seems to have landed with Elle Magazine.

Melissa Harris-Perry becoming Elle.com editor at large

Harris-Perry will write columns, host videos and conduct interviews for the web site, beginning later this week.

Elle is the first of several new media homes for Harris-Perry.

“This gives me a chance to talk politics, but also culture, race, gender, and literally shoes,” she said in a telephone interview.

Harris-Perry won’t work full-time with Elle, but will write and appear on-camera regularly.

Her version of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” is “Smart People Talking While Shoe Shopping.” The actual title of the web video interview series is “Sole Search.”

“This is me shoe shopping with women and girls of color,” she said, “sometimes for themselves, sometimes for charity, sometimes for others, sometimes with men.”

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2016 in Women

 

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Republican Admits Conservative Lie…”It Never Trickles Down”

One of the Articles of Faith in the Republican party and of conservatives since Raygun is “Trickle Down Economics”. The idea that making the rich richer, means they in turn will create jobs. In a country where small business creates 3/5ths of all new jobs – it really should have been apparent 30 years ago that this was a scam.

Joe Scarborough finally lets the cat out of the bag…

Now all we need is for the paid Faux News harlots to come clean.

Joe Scarborough gives up the game: After 30 years, the GOP base realized ‘it never trickles down’

 

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough complained on Tuesday that the Republican Party was fracturing because it had advocated economic policies benefiting the richest Americans for the last 30 years with the promise that the wealth would “trickle down” to others — but it never did.

“The problem with the Republican Party over the past 30 years is they haven’t — and I’ll say, we haven’t — developed a message that appeals to the working class Americans economically in a way that Donald Trump’s does,” the former Republican lawmaker explained. “We talk about cutting capital gains taxes that the 10,000 people that in the crowd cheering for Donald Trump, they are never going to get a capital gains cut because it doesn’t apply.”

“We talk about getting rid of the death tax,” he continued. “The death tax is not going to impact the 10,000 people in the crowd for Donald Trump. We talk about how great free trade deals are. Those free trade deals never trickle down to those 10,000 people in Donald Trump’s rallies.”

“You sound like Bernie Sanders,” NBC’s Chuck Todd pointed out.

“But herein lies the problem with the Republican Party,” Scarborough complained. “It never trickles down! Those people in Trump’s crowds, those are all the ones that lost the jobs when they get moved to Mexico and elsewhere. The Republican donor class are the ones that got rich off of it because their capital moved overseas and they made higher profits.”

GOP strategist Nicole Wallace griped that Republicans “let Democrats paint our side as being on the side of Wall Street.”

According to Scarborough, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was losing because he still believed in conservatism as it was “defined by the donor class, as defined by the wealthiest Republicans.”

“The Republicans said, listen, we’re going to have all of these trade deals and tax cuts that benefit our wealthiest donor class, but we’ll give them the social issues,” Scarborough said of the last 30 years. “We’ll give them abortion, we’ll give them gay marriage, we’ll give them guns and they’ll vote for us.”

“What we’re finding this year is, they’ll even support a guy who says Planned Parenthood is good if he comes with an economic approach that they feels that could actually help them more in the future.”

 

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Melissa Harris-Perry and Bad Career Moves

I am beginning to think Melissa Harris Perry (MHP) is living in an alternate universe. I mean, MSNBC isn’t exactly known for standing behind their people. Indeed the Network’s history as at deserting their staff at the least whiff of controversy is well established… I’ve long suggested they got the wrong bird as their logo. It should have been a chicken.

So why would our girl start a public spat with the cowardly peacock? Definitely a career limiting move.

Melissa Harris-Perry is out at MSNBC

Melissa Harris-Perry will not be back on MSNBC.

On Sunday morning, two days after the host’s private fight with management went public, an MSNBC spokesman confirmed that the channel is “parting ways” with her.

Earlier in the morning, Harris-Perry posted a photo on Twitter and said “Farewell #Nerdland,” a nickname for her weekend show, “Melissa Harris-Perry.”

“Inviting diverse new voices to table was a privilege,” she tweeted. “Grateful for years of support and criticism.”

Harris-Perry confirmed to CNNMoney that her representatives are in talks with MSNBC about an exit deal.

Harris-Perry had felt for months like MSNBC was trying to squeeze her off the air and take away her editorial point of view.

On Friday, she spoke out about the treatment, saying she had been “silenced” by MSNBC and placed in a form of cable news purgatory, having been pre-empted for two weekends in a row.

“Our show was taken — without comment or discussion or notice — in the midst of an election season,” she wrote in a letter to staff that was shared with her fans.

MSNBC and its rivals are all trying to squeeze higher ratings out of the chaotic primary season. The channel pre-empted her for campaign coverage with a “Place for Politics” title.

The same thing has happened to other shows, too, MSNBC said in a statement responding to her letter on Friday. The channel called her reaction “surprising, confusing and disappointing.”

But Harris-Perry said the February pre-emptions were merely the most visible manifestation of the channel’s marginalization of her show.

In the letter, she said “no one on the third floor,” where MSNBC’s executives work at 30 Rockefeller Center, “has even returned an email, called me, or initiated or responded to any communication of any kind from me for nearly a month.”

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2016 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Melissa Harris-Perry Verbally Accosted in Iowa Hotel Lobby

The Trumpazoids are out…

MSNBC Anchor Describes Terrifying Harassment, Racial Threats

“I don’t know if he was there to kill me,” Melissa Harris-Perry wrote about the encounter Monday night in Iowa.

MSNBC anchor and Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry was in her Iowa hotel lobby on Monday night when she said a man came dangerously close to her, threatening her incoherently and invoking Nazi Germany.

She traveled to Iowa with a group of 22 Wake Forest students as part of the university’s “Wake the Vote” program. The students were out watching the caucus results unfold.

Harris-Perry said she was glued to the lobby’s TV, only noticing the man when “he was standing right next to me, much closer than is ordinary or comfortable,” she wrote in a post on Wake Forest’s Anna Julia Cooper Center website.

He launched into a series of bizarre questions, asking her what she taught and how she could be “credentialed to be on MSNBC,” she said.

“The hairs on my arm stood on end. I ignored it. Told myself everything was ok,” she wrote.

His voice grew angry, she said.

“I just want you to know why I am doing this,” he told her.

She said she froze in place at that moment, terrified that he was about to reach for a knife, a gun or “worse.”

“I can’t hear all the words,” she wrote. “But I catch ‘Nazi Germany’ and I catch ‘rise to power.’ But I can’t move.”

She finally sprung into action, she said, and moved in order to create some distance between them.

Her friend took stock of what was unfolding, she said.

“Together we raise our voices and make a fuss. He turns. He runs out. He jumps in a car. He drives off.”

“I don’t know if he was there to kill me,” she wrote.

For a full account by Professor Harris-Perry go here.

 

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