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Why is she standing there lying her ass off?

Despite largely holding the political, economic and social levers of power, nearly a third of white Americans say they have seen “a lot more” discrimination against white people in the past five years – and more than half of them say they have not seen a rise in discrimination against Black and Latino Americans.

A May 2022 University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll further found that a majority of white Americans do not believe that there has been a rise in discrimination against minority groups.

In stark contrast, the poll found a large majority of Black Americans believe they have been on the receiving end of discrimination.

That many white Americans, the dominant racial group in U.S. society, see more discrimination against other white people than those who have historically endured this treatment is troubling.

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From my ignant assed co-worker this morning…

“The passengers on that derailed Amtrak train will still get to Chicago before those who chose to fly Delta, United or American from LAX nonstop to O’Hare!”

 :shrug: Well, given the numerous flight cancellations and delays, they may not be so wrong. I remember that on the NE Corridor, the trains running between Washington and NY Penn were a better option than the air shuttles because the trains take you from downtown to downtown plus don't have to deal with weather-related delays, especially in the winter.

The Acela will usually run you more than a plane ticket too.

The only even remotely reliable amtrak service is as expensive as flying.

Can you even read? " because the trains take you from downtown to downtown", plus factor in Uber/taxi fare to the ticket from DC to National and from LaGuardia to Manhattan and vise-versa."

General Discussion Forum / Re: HOW FAR WILL $40 TAKE YOU?
« on: Today at 03:23:54 PM »
Bruh, it doesn't matter. They're gonna whine about gas prices while they're in the dealership looking over and making a deal for the overprice car/pickup/SUV. Or in the club buying watered-down overpriced drinks, or sitting in the chair getting their nails/hair done. ::)

I love black people!

But sis needs to sit this one out.
There are too many ways for a Black female to not get pregnant.
???……yeah, no doubt, and I suspect an equal number of ways for a black male NOT to impregnate the female.  So, there’s that…….. ::)

Strike, don't waste your time. He's clearly of the camp that birth control is solely the woman's responsibility.   >:(

I have never said that.  Stop lying.
:nono2: YOU stop lying. She never stated that you said that. She said that you are "of the camp that birth control is solely the woman's responsibility." Your dumbass need to learn how to read and comprehend. ::) :no:

General Discussion Forum / July Black History Calendar
« on: Today at 09:48:01 AM »
July 1, 1889 – Frederick Douglass named U.S. Minister to Haiti.

July 2, 1872 – Elijah McCoy patents his first self-lubricating locomotive engine. The quality of his inventions helped coin the phrase “The Real McCoy”.

July 3, 1688 – The Quakers in Germantown, Pa., make the first formal protest against slavery.

July 4, 1900 – Trumpeter Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, ja-- pioneer, born.

July 5, 1892 – Andrew J. Beard patents rotary engine.

July 6, 1957 – Althea Gibson wins women’s singles title at Wimbledon, becoming first African American to win tennis’s most prestigious award.

July 7, 1948 – Cleveland Indians sign pitcher Leroy “Satchel” Paige.

July 8, 1943 – Faye Wattleton, first African American director of Planned Parenthood, born.

July 9, 1893 – Dr. Daniel Hale Williams performs first successful open-heart operation.

July 10, 1875 – Educator Mary McLeod Bethune, founder of Bethune-Cookman College, born.

July 11, 1905 – W.E.B. Dubois and William Monroe Trotter organize the Niagara Movement, which demanded abolition of all race distinctions.

July 12, 1949 – Frederick M. Jones patents air-conditioning unit used in food transportation vehicles.

July 13, 1965 – Thurgood Marshall becomes first African American appointed U.S. Solicitor General.

July 14, 1955 – George Washington Carver Monument, first national park honoring an African American, is dedicated in Joplin, Mo.

July 15, 1867 – Maggie Lena Walker, first woman and first African American to become president of a bank.

July 16, 1862 – Anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells Barnett born.

July 17, 1953 – Jesse D. Locker appointed U.S. Ambassador to Liberia

July 18, 1939 – Saxophonist Coleman Hawkins records “Body and Soul” one of the classics of ja--.

July 19, 1925 – Paris debut of Josephine Baker, entertainer, activist and humanitarian.

July 20, 1950 – First U.S. victory in Korea won by Black troops of the 24th Infantry Regiment.

July 21, 1896 – Mary Church Terrell elected first president of the National Association of Colored Women.

July 22, 1939 – Jane M. Bolin of New York City, appointed first African American female judge.

July 23, 1778 – More than 700 Blacks participate in Battle of Monmouth (NJ).

July 24, 1807 – Shakespearean actor Ira Aldridge, born in New York City.

July 25, 1916 – Garrett Morgan, inventor of the gas mask, rescues six people from gas-filled tunnel in Cleveland, Ohio.

July 26, 1948 – President Harry S. Truman issues Executive Order 9981, ending segregation in the U.S. armed forces.

July 27, 1880 – Alexander P. Ashbourne patents process for refining coconut oil.

July 28, 1868 – 14th Amendment granting Blacks full citizenship rights, becomes part of the Constitution.

July 29, 1895 – First National Conference of Colored Women Convention is held in Boston.

July 30, 1822 – James Varick becomes first bishop of African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

July 31, 1874 – Patrick Francis Healy inaugurated as president of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

my little brother LOVED Friends and thought it was so hilarious. I tried watching stuff that he liked after he passed. CLEARLY we had distinctly different tastes for tv programming cause I could NOT get in to Friends. Only thing blander is Mike Carol Greg Marcia Peter Jan Cindy Bobby Alice....and Mel the Butcher. 

However, KING OF QUEENS and THEE Star of the show Arthur Spooner, yeah, thats hilarious!

Speaking of diversity in TV programming back in the day, being that the shows depicted law enforcement in the L.A. area, do any here remember episodes of any encounters with AAs in the Adam-12 and Dragnet series?

In a direct memo from the Kremlin.

General Discussion Forum / Re: He'll learn today!!!
« on: Yesterday at 11:57:49 PM »
 :lol: :lol: :lol: He aimed to please.

My youngest had a hysterectomy today. She said that she was going to have her uterus boxed up and shipped to DeSantis.

Politics / Re: The Compromise that Could Save the Republic
« on: Yesterday at 05:31:33 PM »
Prominent conservative lays out some damning reasons why the possibilities for 'prosecuting Trump' are seriously 'expanding'

Although conservative journalist David French is a blistering critic of former President Donald Trump, he has been skeptical about the possibility of the January 6 select committee’s work leading to some type of federal criminal indictment. French’s skepticism is certainly understandable, as Trump has survived everything from two impeachments to the Mueller report to countless other probes and investigations — and Republicans who are willing to publicly criticize Trump are the exception, not the rule.

For all his corruption and naked authoritarianism, Trump maintains an iron grip on the Republican Party. And he may be the GOP’s presidential nominee in 2024 if he decides to run.

But following former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s bombshell testimony for the select committee on Tuesday, June 28, French is now more optimistic. And he lays out his reasons for that optimism in an article published by The Atlantic on June 29.

“From the moment the attack on the Capitol began, on January 6, 2021, Donald Trump’s moral culpability was clear,” French explains. “That mob would never have assembled on the National Mall but for Trump’s decision to relentlessly lie about the results of the 2020 election. His legal culpability, however, was more ambiguous.”

The conservative journalist continues, “We did not possess any evidence that he directly coordinated with the rioters prior to the invasion of the Capitol, and although his speech to the mob on January 6 itself admonished his followers to ‘fight like hell’ and warned them that ‘you will never take back our country with weakness,’ it also contained an explicit statement that they should march to the Capitol to ‘peacefully and patriotically’ make their voices heard.”

French has been of the opinion that Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis’ investigation of Trump’s post-election activities in the Peach State in late 2020 and early 2021 posed a greater legal threat for him than the evidence being presented by the January 6 committee. But that was before Hutchinson’s June 28 testimony.

“Given the legal ambiguity about Trump’s misconduct on January 6 and the clarity of both the evidence and the law regarding his efforts in Georgia, I’ve always thought that he faced greater legal jeopardy in the less spectacular case,” French notes. “Until yesterday, that is. Until Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, delivered riveting testimony to the January 6 select committee.”

French continues, “The claim of most direct legal significance came when she described hearing Trump demand that the Secret Service remove magnetometers, or ‘mags,’ that were screening the crowd for weapons.… Even though Trump was warned that the crowd possessed weapons, Hutchinson testified that he said, ‘I don’t ph--king care that they have weapons. They’re not here to hurt me. Take the ph--king mags away. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol from here. Let the people in. Take the ph--king mags away.’”

French notes that when Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming was questioning Hutchinson during the June 28 hearing, the conservative congresswoman “raised the possibility” that Trump’s allies were trying to influence witnesses by telling them that Trump read transcripts and that being a “team player” would help them “stay in good graces in Trump World.” Witness tampering, of course, is a serious offense.

“As the investigation continues,” French observes, “the possibilities for prosecuting Trump are expanding. In addition to the Georgia investigation, the January 6 committee has produced evidence bolstering the case that Trump incited the violent attack on the Capitol. He was already in direct legal jeopardy in Georgia. Now, we can add federal court in Washington, D.C., to the list of places where Trump faces the possibility of a serious and credible criminal case.”

General Discussion Forum / Re: R. Kelly gets 30 years!!!
« on: Yesterday at 04:28:42 PM »
He gets what he deserves and I don't have no pitty on him because he cause this on himself and if I was the Judge I would've gave him 100 years. Nothing to see here Life Goes On. :nod:


The big reason I go since 2020 is to buy sheets and pillowcases to put on hotel beds.

Glad I'm not the only one that does this. I travel with hospital sanitizer spray to sanitize the room. I do not drink out of the glasses in the rooms, either. After getting into the room, we always order extra setups of towels because we don't need daily service from housekeeping. I don't need their nosy a$$es going through our stuff searching. :nono2:

Question: Can the filibuster rule be removed/suspended to push a certain bill through the Senate, then reinstated at a later time?

Politics / Re: Will Watch History….
« on: Yesterday at 04:17:16 PM »
We did... :nod:

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