This is funnier if you read it in a British accent. Still, BBC may be on to something. I think #DuragHistoryWeek was more widely celebrated than Kwanzaa.
Relative to other flubs from the Bush clan, this is dumb, but still ranks behind these moments of genius: 1) George W. Bush speaking of Osama bin Laden just six months after the 9/11 attacks: "I don’t know where he is. I really just don’t spend that much time on him, to be honest with you."; 2) Barbara Bush on evacuees fleeing New Orleans to Texas after Hurriance Katrina and sleeping in the damn Astrodome: "What I'm hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway,so this is working very well for them." From ABC News:
Presidential candidate Jeb Bush made an eyebrow-raising comment in the wake of the Oregon school massacre -- saying "stuff happens" in response to a discussion about gun violence. Bush called the shooting in Oregon "heartbreaking," and said he also had challenges that he faced during his tenure as governor of Florida. "Look stuff happens, there's always a crisis and the impulse is always to do something and it's not always the right thing to do," Bush said at the Conservative Leadership Project in Greenville, South Carolina, referring to taking away rights.
You know you go to jail a lot when people don't even realize you're in jail. Hopefully he hits the studio, not the pipe, and gets over our beef, which stems from X saying my cardigan was "too tight" shortly after his show in San Diego. Get at me, dog! (Byron Crawford)
I was wondering why there were so concerned about investigating the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, much more so than they were while stalling the 9/11 investigation. Priorities...From CNN:
The California Republican, who is the leading contender to become the next speaker of the House, said Tuesday night that the GOP-led Congress had succeeded by bringing down Clinton's poll numbers because of the long-runninig investigation into the 2012 terror attack that killed four Americans.
"Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?" McCarthy said on Fox News. "But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she's untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not fought."
Look at what popped up on Twitter as I drank the three ounce bottles of cheap wine that my wife wanted me to save for our next trip...to the movie theater. Damn, Sutter Home goes well with this song. "New York changing/now it's like wild gentrification/I ain't even know that word till I had some white neighbors"
For fans of the genre: Milo Moire is the same woman who dropped paint-filled eggs out of her snatch to make a feminist statement. Apparently, with this work she wanted to appeal to a wider, more hands-on audience. Hey, don't let anyone tell that you can't get a job with a performing arts degree!
The Man took their land, and now the Indians will take their money. And probably mine, too. Speaking of, whatever happened to the 40 acres that my people were promised by Union General William T. Sherman? I'd liked to develop that and profit from the sin economy. From The Guardian:
The Santee Sioux is opening the nation’s first marijuana resort on its reservation in South Dakota. The experiment could offer a new money-making model for tribes nationwide seeking economic opportunities beyond casinos.
Santee Sioux leaders plan to grow their own marijuana and sell it in a smoking lounge that will include a nightclub, arcade games, bar and food service and, eventually, slot machines and an outdoor music venue.
“We want it to be an adult playground,” the tribal president, Anthony Reider, said. “There’s nowhere else in America that has something like this.”
The tribe said the project could generate up to $2m a month in profit, and work is already under way on the growing facility. The first marijuana cigarettes are expected to go on sale 31 December at a New Year’s Eve party.
The legalization of marijuana on the Santee Sioux land came in June, months after the Department of Justice outlined a new policy that allows Indian tribes to grow and sell marijuana under the same conditions as some states.
Many tribes are hesitant to jump into the marijuana business. But the profit potential has attracted the interest of many other tribes, just as the debut of slot machines and table games did almost 27 years ago.
I'm a big fan of the pope, or for that matter anyone who understands the value of unprotected sex, but he's not as progressive as many would like to believe. He met with Kim Davis to personally thank her for the gay hatred, and dished out some shade of his own by saying the mayor of Rome, who supports gay marriage and physician assisted suicide, is a "pretend Catholic." The big difference between Pope Francis and his predecessors: He has a more genial disposition and much cooler accent.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who spent six days in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, met privately with Pope Francis last week, adding a surprising twist to his first visit to the United States...
"I was humbled to meet Pope Francis. Of all people, why me?" Davis said in the statement. "Pope Francis was kind, genuinely caring, and very personable. He even asked me to pray for him. Pope Francis thanked me for my courage and told me to 'stay strong.'" (CNN)
Ben Carson has reached an elite level of selling out. An entirely new frontier of coon-dom that had been pursued by Clarence Thomas before he was knocked off his throne by the young upstart Don Lemon. There's nothing wrong with having ideas that are outside of mainstream Black America, and of course people should be allowed to fly any damn flag they want on their property. But to call the Confederate flag a "local issue" and give it "majority rules" status while pandering to a crowd stuck in antebellum is right up there with Bill Cosby telling black kids to pull their pants up while he was pulling down the pants of unsuspecting women with the help of a Cosby cocktail. Neeegro please! From Fox Sports:
"Swastikas are a symbol of hate for some people, too. And yet they still exist in museums and places like that," Carson said, describing the decision about flying the flag "a local issue." If it's a majority of people in that area who want it to fly, I certainly wouldn't take it down."