Susan Collins, of the “Evergreen Concern” Collinses, has finally found something she is not very concerned with in her State of Maine. While other Senators have been grappling with their own concerns about Systemic Racism, in the wake of the George Floyd killing, Susan Collins, who co-sponsored a Republican Police Reform bill, says she is not concerned with systemic racism in her home state, or rather, she doesn’t believe it exists there. Maine, a state that’s 94% white, recently had a Republican candidate refer to Asian-Americans as Orientals, an outdated and bigoted reference that many consider a sign that systemic racism is alive and well in Maine, but whatever, Susan Collins maybe just thinks that’s normal.
It might behoove Susan Collins to take a look around her state and perhaps listen to the stories of women like Shay, who writes as Black Girl in Maine, as she discusses the first time her daughter, who had not heard that word, was called a nigger. Maybe the heart wrenching stories of a mother in search of a community in a state where so few Black people live are beyond the Susan Collinses of the world, maybe living in a state where the (former) Governor rants about Black and Brown citizens perhaps being the ENEMY of Law Enforcement has twisted her mind.
Look, a bad guy is a bad guy, I don’t care what color it is. When you go to war, if you know the enemy, the enemy dresses in red and you dress in blue, you shoot at red, don’t you? … You shoot at the enemy. You try to identify the enemy. And the enemy right now, the overwhelming majority of people coming in, are people of color or people of Hispanic origin. I can’t help that. I just can’t help it. Those are the facts.
Wow, what a rant! It seems that the State of Maine most definitely voted for a man who harbors a nasty anti-Black/Brown hatred that he nursed and fed to his constituents during his time as Governor. Does a state without any systemic racism issues hire a Governor who spews venomous hatred towards other races as easily as he breathes, and just look how he calls it “Facts.” Le Page was not elected Governor just the one time, oh no. The un-racist citizens of Maine elected that bag of racist dicks twice, all the while he was spewing his vituperative form of anti-blackness and anti-brown hate on a regular basis. Even Stephen King knows Maine has racism, he has spoken out against LePage more than once, because of course he has, dude was mad racist.
These are guys with the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty — these types of guys — they come from Connecticut and New York, they come up here, they sell their heroin, they go back home … Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue we have to deal with down the road.
And the coup de grace above is just more of Governor LePage’s vileness that Suddenly Concerned Susan seemed to just not notice, just like she doesn’t notice how seriously racist her own party has become under Donald Trump. Maybe if someone were to enlighten Ms.Collins, she might be able to drum up the last dregs of concern in her concern ridden soul, and consider that the reason for the lack of large and thriving Black Community in Maine is actually because by the systemic racism that exists there. I say this with a smile, because I happen to know the Susan Collinses of the world are quite satisfied with their systemic racism remaining right where it is.
This insidious northern racism is a different animal than the homegrown, in-your-face, bubba-fied, southern fried racism that lets you know where you stand. Up north, they simply pretend it doesn’t even exist, even when it is vocalized by the very person who governs their state. Northern racism is offended that you even notice it at all, it finds your discussion concerning, and perhaps even finds you yourself to be racially insensitive by insinuating it exists, especially in a wide-spread form, as in “systemic.” Perhaps Susan Collins should take herself on a mission to visit the Black citizens of Maine, and ask them what they think before she runs her stupid mouth. Stupid Susan doesn’t know shit about systemic racism, because Stupid Susan doesn’t really give a shit, and that’s just fine, because we don’t give a shit about stupid Susan. Vote for Sara Gideon.
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I deleted most of what I had written earlier. The tone was a bit too lighthearted and snarky, and snark, while a powerful tool, can seem crass and gauche when it doesn’t do the subject matter any justice. I had comedic diatribes and slightly clever barbs aimed at those I felt weren’t giving Kamala a fair chance, giving Kamala a break, or were holding Kamala to unfair standards.
But this isn’t about Kamala, is it? It’s about us.
It seems lately that everybody has it in for Kamala Harris, and we who support her, by the very nature of that support, suffer with her, step for step. It’s hard to believe in much right now with the state of national politics being what it is, and with the unworthy attacks constantly being made upon our candidate, our politics, and even ourselves. Fairness, integrity, and even hope, at times, seem beyond belief. I don’t believe much, I’m a skeptic. What I do believe about Kamala, beyond all of the cases she has been attacked for, past all of the rachet headlines forecasting the demise of her campaign; I do believe one thing.
I believe she is here for us, for the People.
So before that gentle and good night falls upon us, before the platinum daggers of belated billionaires cut the heart out of her campaign, and also from our own meager chests, I have a need to write. I feel that it is imperative that I at least show you a bit of her side of the story. Know that I haven’t spoken with her, I am not with her campaign, related to her, or even a friend. What I am, like many of us who chose a “cop” from Oakland to represent us–what I am is a Survivor.
I have been that child. WE have been that child. We saw her record. We see what she did. Yet, rather than letting our hindsight eyes to get stuck on a few mistakes, we chose to glide our eyes beyond what everyone says she did wrong; we searched instead for what she did RIGHT.
Kamala Harris locked up Child Molesters, and I am fucking proud of her.
From 1989 to 1998 Kamala Harris spent her time working her way up from the basement working DUI cases, to being the well known prosecutor who was a child sex predator’s worst nightmare. Wrapped up in a professionally polished package, Kamala has the heart of a lioness and a soul that burns for justice, especially when it comes to our pride and joy, our future leaders and innovators, the most vulnerable, our precious children.
There was a time when everyone knew that about Kamala Harris; she was known far and wide for her ferocity when it came to those who hurt children.
In August, her office made local history by winning a conviction against a 21-year-old man who was sentenced to three years in state prison for pimping a 14-year-old girl. For the first time in San Francisco, a press release crowed, the pimp was charged with statutory rape and child molestation. “Today we have removed a predator from our streets,” Harris declared
Kamala Harris was known by all, not only for teaching advocacy skills at Stanford and University of San Francisco, or even for days when she dated the talk show host, Montel Williams. It wasn’t even her time spent “dancing with super six; Midnight Magic.”–her dance troupe from high school that got the public’s attention.
It was her fight against sexual predators that made her name.
Nowadays, word on the street is nobody even knows Kamala Harris. Where a few months ago we had people claiming to know her completely, even her intentions and motivations, which, of course, were bad bad bad, now suddenly, no one knows a thing about her… What they do know is that she spent her WHOLE CAREER locking up Black men for mysterious minor crimes. They know she was a “cop.” Well, what they know is absolute bullshit. Kamala Harris spent 9 years working as a Prosecutor in the Sex Crimes Unit in the Alameda County DA’s office. Her specialty? Sex crimes involving children.
“It’s a sea change in terms of how this issue has been dealt with through the ages,” said San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris, who pushed aggressively for the bill, as well as for the city’s first safe house for underage prostitutes, scheduled to open next year.
“It’s finally in black and white, legislated, that adults cannot buy children for sex.”
Some will say it is not a big deal to win a fight to have this most basic value enshrined in law. Undoubtedly they will tell you that her mistakes cannot be measured against the good she has done. Maybe they’ll even say that the good cannot even be discussed. That it is a distraction, a red herring, or even a cop out. They’ll be entirely wrong.
“It’s finally in black and white, legislated, that adults cannot buy children for sex.”
I cried the first time I read that line.
Harris had seen the effects up close as a deputy district attorney prosecuting sex abuse cases in Alameda County. Once, she set out to search for a young girl who had been sexually assaulted, and found her for sale on San Francisco’s streets. On one side of the bay, the girl was a victim, abused at home, who could not legally consent to sexual activity. On the other, she was entering the justice system as a perpetrator.
What else can a woman do when a teenage girl, abused at home, violated in the most tangible of ways runs away? She’d look for her, right? Like many who deal with “at risk” youth, Kamala Harris has spent her share of time tracking down a lost soul.
I can imagine her nights spent looking for missing girls as clearly as I see in my memory the mothers who would come to Sunset Blvd looking for “Becca” or “Stephanie” or ” Heather” among the painted faces, bewigged heads, and plastic accoutrements we wore in those dim, mirrored salons of the various “Gentlemen’s Clubs” that nestled nervously among the edifices along the Boulevard.
Just as they were told to check with the “strong women” strutting down Sunset in the moonlight on their way to Denny’s, so too was she likely bid to check with the “working girls” and if not them, try the pimps. It’s a cold world out there y’all. Knowing Kamala, she, like me, likely knew one or two pimps from run ins on previous occasions. Hopefully she, unlike me, didn’t know them from that time she ended up slapboxing with a pimp in the middle of the street on Wilshire over a girl he tried to “recruit.” Chicago, ha! Haven’t thought about him in years.
I’d be given a briefcase on a Friday afternoon containing a pager (high-tech for the early nineties), a pen … Eventually, I moved into a unit that focused on prosecuting sex crimes—putting rapists and child molesters behind bars.
It was difficult, distressing, and deeply important work.
Oh, Kamala doesn’t talk much about her courtroom battles. I doubt you would either if you were dealing with 5 or 6 year old children who had been raped by their own brother, or 14 year olds who were gangraped by degenerates that pretended to befriend a vulnerable young girl. Perhaps her reticence has less to do with being guilty of some nefarious deeds or purposeful rather than non-prescient errors in a handful of cases due to a lack of foresight and possibly misinformed beliefs.
Maybe she doesn’t talk about it much because that shit is hard as fuck for YOU to hear. She was there. The pain you feel the first time you hear of a child being destroyed by predators is so palpable you can feel yourself folding into yourself. Or, perhaps that’s just me. Perhaps she wants to spare you that.
Also from The Truths We Hold:
Imagine that, Harris is a human, after all. And so too are we, the “victims” as human as the men “Kamala the Cop” locked away. She is on our side, the side of the vulnerable children, she, as always, sides with The People. I have no ability to count up or even find out about all of the cases that Kamala worked to be able to tell you how many of these perverts she locked away. I am sure that’s not a count she keeps either. The count that eternally gnaws at her soul is likely the number of predators she COULDN’T lock away, those who got away with it, and who still had access to their victims.
Nevertheless, she did not only work sex crimes against children. She worked homicides, rape of women and men, drug cases at times, and even violent crimes, like “scalping.”
A Fremont man who scalped his girlfriend down to the skull with a Ginsu-style steak knife was sentenced yesterday in Alameda County Superior Court to life in prison plus five years.
The bloody attack, which came after numerous threats and a previous attempt foiled by a dull knife, was the first scalping case in the court’s history.
Judge Alfred Delucchi added five years to the life sentence because Vanloock used a deadly weapon and caused great bodily injury. The defendant will be eligible for parole in 12 years.
Here is what Kamala said:
“It’s appropriate for what he did,” prosecutor Kamala Harris said after the sentencing. “The manner in which this crime was committed was incredibly sadistic.”
Defense lawyer Walter Cannady filed an appeal after the sentence was handed down. He admitted Vanloock “screwed up,” but said the crime was drug- and alcohol-induced.
“They were both druggies and alcoholics,” he said. “I believe he committed a battery, but I don’t believe he had the specific intent to maim or torture.“
Excuse me, what the fuck do you think scalping is, muthafucker? (Torture and maiming) Just normal shit druggies and alcoholics do? What the bleeding fuck is wrong with you? Fuck you and fuck no, you fcuking idiot. He is using the word “they” like she has to share some of the blame for the maiming because she got high with her boyfriend. That is fucked up.
The sliced section of scalp could not be reattached. Meyer- Harnisch has since undergone surgery three times and is in therapy because of psychological trauma.
So, this is just a small taste of the sadistic and violent acts Kamala bore witness to through the eyes of the victims in her fights to bring justice to the people. The People aren’t just The State, The Wealthy, or the Powerful–The People are also the 6 year old Molestation Victim, The Domestic Abuse Survivor, The Devastated Family, and as quiet as it’s kept?
The People are YOU.
There are a lot of Very Important White People (Checkmark Twitter) who have been doing the “Kamala is a cop” idiocy for the past week, mainly due to the timing of Kamala releasing her Mental Health Plan outline coinciding with Elizabeth Warren’s unfortunate decline in the polls. Sure, it may not seem normal that people would lash out at Harris and read things into her plans they do not say, just because of Liz’s misfortunes. Nevertheless I watched it happen myself, and have experienced their wrath firsthand. I sashay away…
Kamala doesn’t tell much of her own story, though much of what I have written here was gleaned from her last book, of which I have a copy on my desk. The rest had to be snatched bit by bit from the mouths of others, but it is real, and it is true, and it tells you who she is.
So, for those who forgot, this is your reminder.
Kamala locked up child molesters, and I thank her for that.
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On Sunday, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sat down with Oprah, and when they stood up again, the entire White, Anglo world was shook. This is not because the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said anything outrageously unbelievable, or even anything out of the ordinary, oh no. Instead what they had to say was far more commonplace, more normal than it should ever be. It was a timeless complaint that remains ever upon the lips of Black People, and the White people who love Black People; it was simply so remarkable because this time the people complaining just so happened to be Royalty. Or something like that.
The fall-out since the revelatory interview the couple gave to Oprah Winfrey has been so predictable, so arrogant, and so lacking in the least bit of self-awareness or empathy, that it actually proves the point the American Royals were making: The Brits have a racism problem nearly on par with our own hate-fest of anti-blackness, they simply don’t talk about it. Eagerly, they attempt to enforce their “Stiff Upper Lip,” even going so far as to try to demand the descendants of those African Humans whose lands they colonized, bodies they commoditized, and whose value they capitalized, silence themselves lest they be ostracized.
One thing I can do in the wake of this drama is to give white people five pieces of advice on how not to behave if they ever want to not be considered a big part of the problem when it comes to racism and white supremacy.
First up is Sharon Osborne and her incessant self centeredness when feeling confronted by the fact that her friend Piers Morgan is a racist, and that her support for him while he’s being so racist actually makes her racist too. So……
1.You’re Either Racist or You’re Actively Anti-Racist.
“I feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair…” This is so utterly fucked up and fragile. A white woman who experiences exactly zero racism in her life is playing the victim on race again, just like every single other time racism rears its’ wretched head. White people know racism is wrong, they know it’s bad, they know it’s as common as rainy day in Seattle. There are racist acts going on everywhere they look, yet they themselves never actually know anyone who is racist. Therefore, whenever one of their friends is accused of racism by Black people, they quickly turn up to defend them. And when Black people invariably push back, said white person immediately becomes the “real” victim, going so far as to imagine extreme illness or state sanctioned murder coming to take them away. As if they were the very same Black people who they themselves never rush out to defend when their friends are racially abusive. When you are not willing to push back against your own friends when they are being racist stank twats, how the fuck can we depend on you to call out systemic racism? How can we even trust you? If you can’t bring yourself to actively fight racism, racism will never ever end. And it’s all your fault.
How about this?
2. Stop fucking defending your racist ass friends whenever Black People complain about them. Just shut the fuck up and eat your food.
Using reddish paper to apologize is insanely tacky and should never be done
This red “paper” isn’t even racist, it’s simply tacky as all fuck. Please just use the regular Caucasian colored paper you’d normally use when giving yourself a pass, okay? The words written there seem to be simply some more of that same old self serving Pablum we get from wannabe woke whites at first take. I get that she’s not a bad person, and I don’t really like what she wrote, yet on a second reading I felt like it had an air of honesty that’s been missing from Piers, the Meghan and Harry haters, and the Royal Family.
Speaking of the royal family…
3. Stop Invalidating Claims of Racism Made by Black People.
How the fuck would this dorkass know if the family is racist or has racist elements? Racists often save their racist shit up and deliver it to Black people up close and out loud. As a Prince, and a white man married to the whitest woman in England, William never has to actually experience one fucking bit of racism, ever. So, when he steps out of his lane to deny the claim that anything racist ever happened in that family, he is actually siding with white supremacy, and in the process, covertly attempting to silence his brother and Meghan Markle. I think we found the guy who fretted over baby Archie’s skin color. Or Colour, as they say. What speaks the loudest to me is not what he said, but what he couldn’t bring himself to say: “How terrible! I wish I had known she was experiencing this harm, it’s unacceptable, and I’m sorry I wasn’t there to help.” That’s what people who are not racist say, William, they speak out, they never remain silent.
The silence from strangers witnessing me deal with a racist Grocer, Cab driver, or even a cop, is extremely painful. I cannot imagine if it we’re my own family standing there staring at their feet, pretending nothing is wrong, feeding the press negative info about me to cover up their affairs, and not ever once defending me against untrue claims. Perhaps I would end up crying a great deal, isolating myself, falling into a depression, and end up feeling suicidal.
4. No Lives Matter Until Black Lives Matter.
Of the family, only the Queen gave a statement that even nodded at empathy. The remainder of that royal family who never spoke up for Meghan before continued not speaking up for her. Even William, once so close to his younger brother, has continued the silence, the distance between the two Princes has become immense. As of yesterday, William still hadn’t reached out, the only outreach he had done up to that point was to the press. That was when he gave himself a public “reach around,” and jizzed out his foolish denials of racism in a family of colonizers who hold wealth stripped from their darkest of former colonies, and have yet to bring themselves to return any of it.
Eventually all debts become due. The sun once never set on the British empire, yet today, the same empire that spread white, Anglo supremacy around the globe is faced with a fragile Commonwealth. Indeed, Barbados has already decided to leave and become a republic of some sort, and other Commonwealth nations appear to be considering making the same move. Black people in those places where the Royals were once feted and genuflected to are fed up with being tied to a state that denies the harm they’ve caused to the very people who enriched them so well. Why should they continue supporting a Crown that so invalidates the Black experience? They should not. It’s not Black people’s job to prop up white bullshit.
5. Ignorance is a Choice.
Playing up white victimhood over racism against Black People is racist.
Morgan quote tweeted Osbourne’s post and said: “Sharon’s been shamed & bullied into apologising for defending me against colleagues accusing me of racism because I don’t believe Meghan Markle’s bullsh*t. This is where we’ve reached. I demand an apology from those @TheTalkCBS bullies for their disgraceful slurs against ME.”
The best thing to come out of this whole show has been the complete and total self-cancellation of Piers Morgan. Piers, much like Sharon, could have simply shut the fuck up, ate his food, and kept his damn job. But, his blind ignorance and total and complete lack of self evaluation led him to the point of no return. After years of attacking Meghan Markle with zeal and fervor, Piers was unable to read the room; it had always gone fairly well for him to attack Black. Yet this time his choice to not educate himself has actually managed to harm him, and I cannot think of a more deserving, hateful, fucked up, and ignorant racist than Piers Morgan. Okay, besides Glenn Grothman.
It all started years ago, before Meghan and Harry met, realized how much they have in common, and fell in love. Before Harry and Meghan were a thing, it seems that Meghan and Piers Morgan were a thing, but, only in Piers’ own silly mind. When Meghan cut off contact to make a go of it with Harry, most people were understanding, I mean, get it girl! Not Piers. Piers seemed to think Meghan owed him something, something very personal, something no young lady ever gives up willingly: her privacy. Day after day, week after week, month after month, and for several years, Piers Morgan has spent a significant portion of his work life dragging pretty Meghan from London to the Bay; Meghan had rejected him, and he was enjoying making her pay.
Until today. Or rather, until Monday. That’s when the proverbial shit hit the old desk fan, leaving a sweaty, hysterical Morgan whining like the utter bitch that he is, to no avail.
“They’ve trashed everything the queen has worked so hard for, and we’re supposed to believe they’re compassionate?” Morgan said on “Good Morning Britain.”
Oh no!!! Pooor Queenie!! What’s a 90 year old recipient of wealth stolen from all four corner of the Earth do?? Poor Dear. I suppose she’ll have to comfort herself with her Crown Jewels and Billions of Dollars. There, there, Piers. Calm down. Be a big boy for the audience, okay?
Yes, Piers spent the first days of this week hiding behind the Queen’s skirts, like an overgrown doofus titty baby. His pathetic virtue signaling was saccharine and cloying. He accused people of saying disgusting things about the Queen, when they discussing the institution of the Monarchy itself. Piers was so fed up with mean talk about Queenie that he raged, he roared, and he showed his fangs. Also? It appeared like he damn near cried when Trisha Goddard smacked him down, and he fell off his high horse.
But his belittling of the couple drew a live on-air clapback from TV host Trisha Goddard, who is Black.
Wait for it….
“Why is everybody else such an expert about racism against Black people?” she asked. “I’m sorry, Piers, you don’t get to call out what is and isn’t racism against Black people. I’ll leave you to call out all the other stuff you want, but leave the racism stuff to us, eh?”
Hello SOMEBODY!! (Hey, Nina. This is how you do that Hello Somebody thing.) Yes, why the fuck have White People once again asserted themselves as the experts on anti Black racism? The only time I see swarms of White People White splaining racism is when they want to pretend that it didn’t happen. They never show up to point out any actual racism against Black people that they believe exists, almost like they don’t even give a fuck about it.
“The name of the show would be “Bullying,” Piers, and You are the Star.” Pier Morgan assumes most families that have a biracial child on the would discuss what color the baby might be when it comes out…because he’s a racist muthafucker. Look, I’m Brown, at one time I was quite a bit darker, like cinnamon, but now, I am a lighter, more boring shade like Hazelnut. My husband, who I consider to be a missing person because he went off to Dutch Harbor to work on some fishing vessel (It’s killing me.) like a crazy person, is very light brown, kinda like…Wentworth Miller.
Yes. He’s Black.
You know one thing we never talked about when I was pregnant? What color the babies were going to be. Neither did my mother, my sister, his mother, his sister, his white brother, my white uncle–not one person related to me or unrelated to me ever asked me what color the babies would be. I actually can’t think of a more horrible thing to be confronted with at that time or any time since. My kids came out whatever color they wanted to, I suppose; one was light, one was dark, but now they are about the same color, which happens to be slightly darker than I am. Genetics are weird, we can’t call it until we see it, and for Black people, we really don’t feel the need to worry about that part, we’re just trying to survive the birth. Which, for me, almost didn’t happen the last time.
Not only did Piers spend all day getting dragged by Black People, they also made him so testy, he behaved like a tot with a pamper filled with poo poo who needed a bath, bottle, and nap, in that exact order.
Piers Morgan just walked off the Good Morning Britain set (!!!) after co-presenter Alex Beresford defended Harry and Meghan and condemned Piers' treatment of them in yesterday's programming pic.twitter.com/mH75J8ND4O
Again, he was confronted by another Black woman, this one decided she genuinely didn’t give a fuck about his or anyone’s stupid feelings about The Monarchy. He almost looked like he was in actual pain from the conversation, and I enjoyed it ever so much. Hey, it was my birthday yesterday! I needed some clowns for my party, and boy oh boy, Piers DID NOT disappoint.
That brings us to today. I really did not think the old Muppet had it in him, but he managed to be more sulky and petulant than Donald Trump losing a round of golf to an 11 year old Guatemalan child. him quitting his job like that is the delicious vanilla icing on his racist white cake. His dismissal of Meghan Markle’s claims of suicidal thoughts and depression have earned him an investigation, just like the investigation he kept demanding of her.
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First of all, $15 minimum wage doesn’t have 50 votes in the Senate, which means even if Kamala does exactly what the far left wants, it still won’t get us a $15 minimum wage.
Ok, so…. Let’s talk about how the media is filled with lying, disingenuous, trifling gas lighters who need to stop bullshitting the American Public just so they can have an excuse to write angry editorials, and hit pieces on Democrats. So, there I was, minding my own business, when a strange looking headline crossed my screen, forcing me to back up and see what the hell was going on. I backed up and looked at the headline again, “Kamala Harris Could Deliver $15 Minimum Wage If Democrats Really Wanted It.” Oh GOD, here we go with this shit again.
Anytime the “Leftists” aren’t getting their way, an entire network of supposedly main stream sources go out of their way to provide a platform for shitty hit piece authors to engage in badly sourced jeremiads against the President or Vice President. Today is no exception, as usual, the “leftists” are using bad historical research to virtue signal, and the mainstream media is either too vapid or lazy to point out their flaws in research and reasoning. I decided it was time to investigate a little, and what I found infuriated me, as usual.
Writing for Rolling Stone, Tessa Stuart decided to use an 11 year old TPM piece about a former Senate Parliamentarian declaring that the ultimate decision on whether to listen to the Parliamentarian rests with the Vice President.
For one thing, the president could just ask Kamala Harris, the president of the Senate, to overrule the parliamentarian. In fact, one former parliamentarian has said it’s entirely at the VP’s discretion to listen to MacDonough on a ruling like this one or not. And there is ample historical precedent for not listening the parliamentarian — as Slate reports, “Vice President Hubert Humphrey routinely ignored his parliamentarian’s advice.”
Very interesting. What’s also interesting is the fact that the parliamentarian said he hadn’t seen a VP go against the parliamentarian since Humphrey (1965–69). I found one more interesting thing that relates to this issue:
Oh, does this mean Humphrey wasn’t overruling the Byrd Rule? Maybe he time traveled. After he resurrected himself.
During the early 1980s, Congress passed reconciliation bills containing provisions that did not directly relate to the budget; for example, one reconciliation bill decreased the number of individuals on the Federal Communications Commission. In response, Senator Robert Byrd led passage of an amendment to strike “extraneous” amendments from reconciliation bills, and Congress permanently adopted the Byrd Rule in 1990.
Neither the Byrd Rule nor the reconciliation process existed when VP Humphrey was butting heads with his parliamentarian, and of course, the author doesn’t say this in her piece. She, like most of the writers out there, seems only interested in engaging in cris de coeur, while telling partial truths to an audience addicted to anger and misinformation. What does she suggest happen if we can’t use the reconciliation process to pass minimum wage?
The other option that’s available to Biden? He could ask Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to have the parliamentarian fired.
Are you fucking serious?
That’s what the GOP-controlled Senate did back in 2001, when the parliamentarian ruled the Bush Tax Cut could not be passed through a reconciliation process in circumstances nearly identical to this one.
So, we want to be just like the GOP, who passed some voodoo economics tax cuts 20 years ago? You do realize we don’t even have 50 votes, right? Right?
And that might be the redeeming quality working class voters see in the party — the GOP may be primarily concerned with cutting taxes for the wealthy, but at least, when they say they’re going to do something, they actually get the job done.
Oh, look. Praising the White Nationalist insurrection party for hurting America because, at least when they say they’re going to beat us, they make sure to tie us up first, so we can’t escape.
“That might be the redeeming quality working class voters see in the party,” is some absolute white centered, racist bullshit. Black Working Class voters don’t see a muthafucking thing redeeming about the muthafucking GOP, and neither do many White, Latino, Asian, Indigenous, Women, LGBTQIA, Muslim, Jewish, Atheist, and other working class voters. I’m working class. Maybe when Tessa “Miss Thang” Stuart wants to speak up for the working class in the future, she should be super specific about which working class she’s talking about. Because, all the GOP ever “gets done” for the working class is racism, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, sex shaming, racism, misogyny, insurrection, ableism, hate, and some more racism.
Apparently, it’s up to the very Democrats Progressives hate and spend their time attacking to pass the Progresive’s agenda by bending rules, breaking rules, firing people, and generally riding roughshod over everyone in the way. And even then? We STILL won’t have the 50 votes we would need to pass it through the reconciliation process. In all honesty, we’d probably lose votes for circumventing the usual process, and all that hardball playing would do is make our vice president look foolish. And why would she want to look foolish by following the guidance of the very people who have been burning her at the stake weekly for the past several years?
Maybe the Progressive Leftists should learn how to make friends instead of enemies, try to compromise, rather than grandstand, and learn to whip votes and convince colleagues, if they want their agenda prioritized. As it stands, the minimum wage hike will not be included in the Senate bill, and no, Vice President Harris will not be going against President Biden in order to get a few attaboys from the left.
British Tabloids, and their biscuit chinned, scone eating readers are all up in chilblain covered, freckled arms over Duchess Meghan Markle suing for her freedom papers – er, I mean her privacy rights. Not only did Markle win a recent case over a letter she had written to her father, but she also announced the impending birth of her second child with her husband, Prince Harry. As you recall, Dear Readers, it was the very lack of a right to PRIVACY that caused the death of Princess Di, when the overzealous, insanely vicious, rabid British paparazzi chased the late Mother of Prince Harry and his brother down, and caused the accident that took her life. Meghan Markle has taken a few of these loony smear merchants to court, likely hoping to keep them at bay, and keep her own life intact. She apparently likes living, maybe wants her children to grow up with a mother, and for her husband to grow old with his wife. Which would be her.
Unlike most members of the Royal Family, Markle has worked most of her adult life, so she doesn’t feel like she has to make nice with the extremely racist British Press in order to justify her lifestyle. This causes some very sad, mad, and bad people to be super extra when it comes to Meghan Markle, because she’s not “Traditional.” How they justify being saditty victims when reporting on everything she does in her private life, while not reporting on the shady past actions of a certain favored son of the current queen, I’ll never understand. Yet that is what they’ve done since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, hopped on the first thing smoking, in order to get the entire fuck away from them. You see, Meghan wasn’t about to let the racist ass British Pappers do to Harry’s wife, what they’d already done to his mother: Kill Her.
Yes. I said it, and if anyone has a problem with that, I will say it again, just louder and more shittily. I have zero qualms about taking on the entirety of the British Tabloid Press by myself. (Come at me, bro!) What can they do to me that they haven’t already done to Meghan? Besides, the likelihood of anyone even reading a blog post by some blogger in the tundra, who never even blogs, is extremely low. So, the fact of the matter is, I can say whatever I want to about people like that disgusting Piers Morgan, who shit on Meghan because she wouldn’t date him, and nobody will come back to condemn me with notes I wrote during 2nd period at Service High School when I was in 10th grade.
As you likely don’t remember, I’ve written about the issue of the Paparazzi killing women Prince Harry loves before, and since I’m hoping for a Girl Baby from them, I feel like its time to come together like butt cheeks, and push back against the Mommy killers before they get her into their evil little clutches.
Oh well. There are a bunch of nasty people, like Piers Morgan, who are fucked up in the extreme, and blame Meghan for stealing Harry from his home and family, but let’s keep it all the way real, it was those exact people that made it impossible for them to stay. The Duchess has already made her way to Canada, a place that still has ties to Britain since Queen Elizabeth is the Monarch of Canada, and in theory owns most of the land. So, while not completely out from under the thumb of the Royal family, at least they’ll be in a place with only 9 people per square mile and I highly doubt the British tabloid will set up an outpost just to shitpost about the Duchess from. If that does happen, the British paparazzi might wanna think twice about fucking with her on this side of the pond. Because if they do, I will be organizing a Meg-Hive to drive those bastards just as fucking crazy as they tried to dive her. On my mama, I ain’t never lied. We’ll do it. Immediately, Bitches
As you can see, I’ve known for a long time that it would come to this; we would eventually have to stand up to the British Press for her ourselves. When I wrote about the Wedding, I was so overjoyed and loving the love, that I forgot what type of racist bullshit she’d be in store for. Oh, I didn’t assume she wouldn’t be subject to any of it, I just assumed it wouldn’t be so goddamn ugly, vicious, and oppressive as it is.
I mean, her wedding did almost murder all White People, so I knew they’d be a bit peeved:
So what exactly is killing off white people in such extremely high numbers that we are now faced with the crisis of not having any white people left on earth? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married. To each other. Not only did they get married, but they are also sixth in line to the throne. It’s a Blackpocalypse! Hug your white children. The bishop was too black, her mother was too black, SHE was too black, the choir was too black, and horror of horrors, there were black celebrities there, and they beat Whitey at beer pong at the afterparty.
Now this may come as a shock to the millions and millions of white people running around on earth, but apparently, having a black Duchess is the worst thing ever done to white people ever in history. Just ask the deranged idiots at the alt-right hate site The Daily Stormer. Or don’t ask them because you really don’t want to hear their bullshit whining about how oppressed they are every time a minority cracks a smile on a sunny day. Or marries a white person, which is totally murder. Which makes Nazis cry sweet delicious tears of defeat that we can drink like the veriest nectar, so we are pretty satisfied with the outcome.
This time I have their Past Performance Data, and plan to use it as a reminder that Meghan needs defending, just like Kamala needed it. So, like a pack of hungry lionesses, an assorted group of KHivers will be looking at the British rags and seeing a bunch of extremely slow moving, fat zebras, just dawdling around the waterhole.
They started out okay with the first article, just a few micro aggressions here and there. Then came article number 2 half a day later, and let’s just say they can be some Petty bitches, and not in a good way.
Harry and Meghan’s child will be entitled to American citizenship if born in US
Duke expected to go to UK this summer to see family for first time since ‘Megxit’
Meghan already said to be unlikely to join for ‘personal and practical’ reasons
Royal experts are concerned that Queen and Prince Philip may never meet baby
“Just look at how that evil, BLACK, hussy is keeping her precious, revenue driving, American baby away from us– I mean, the Queen, away from the Queen, and his poor Grandpappy, Prince Charles.” This is what I heard in my head. That’s pretty mild, because they hadn’t found a decent victim to accuse the Duchess of harming yet, but they would find one soon enough.
New mother Princess Eugenie no doubt has her hands full with her baby son, but royal fans have rushed to her defense on social media claiming that the news of Meghan Markle’s pregnancy has stolen her thunder for the second time.
Oh, for the love of GAWD!
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who currently reside in California, announced yesterday that they were expecting their second child, five days after Princess Eugenie, 30 and Jack Brooksbank, 34, welcomed a baby boy on Tuesday, and only two days after Eugenie was discharged from hospital.
Fans on Twitter said that Harry and Meghan should have waited longer to break the news of their pregnancy, in order to let Eugenie have her moment and release the first images of her newborn and his name first.
So, yesterday, all of these pasty, biscuit-head having oppressors jumped on their swaybacked nags, and rode out to White Knight for Princess Eugenie, who likely did not give the tiniest fuck about them and their bullshit. Having a baby is fucking exhausting, which is likely why she hasn’t bothered to announce the name of her child, or release any classy, non-baby sleep deprived photos of herself and her bundle of joy. She is probably asleep right now, only it’s the unsatisfying sleep we get when our hormone filled bodies make our boobies squirt milk whenever our newborn chirrin’ make the slightest squawk. Yet, despite the lack of atta boys from Princess Eugenie of the “Let me sleep, damnit!” wing of the Royal Family, the stupid ass Daily Mail must take up the rallying cry, and criticize Meghan for the crime of being in love on Valentine’s day, and sharing a bit of news that she could not hide for much longer.
No matter what date she’d chosen, that whack ass anti-Black rag would have found some way to smear Markle as some evil Maleficent style villainess, for no good reason. It’s as if there is nothing Meghan Markle can do to cool their wrath, besides learning that her place is beneath everyone on that misbegotten island. Lucky for us all, we cast off their stupid ass aristocracy centuries ago, and like our ancestors who kicked their asses out of America, we aren’t about to put up with their dumb ass rules for one second.
Meghan Markle can do whatever the fuck she wants to do, when she wants to do it, and where she wants to do it. She’s a free Black woman, and will be free from this day, until her last day. We do as we fucking please in America. And why not? It’s just the American Way. A bunch of dumplings from merry olde England can never take that away. So, stop whining, Daily Fail, you’re obviously full of shit, everyone can see it.
Well, we have the rest of that video where the cops pepper sprayed a 9 year old girl in the eyes, and from what I see, it just makes the cops look even worse than they already did. I Mean, Really. The Cops ALREADY have plenty of issues when it comes to meting out violence to the masses, but even more so, Cops have issues with dealing fairly with Black People in particular. One of the things cops do is mis-age us; they age us up and treat 9 year old children, like grown men. We all saw that Rochester video, and we all were fucking disgusted with the callousness of the cops we saw interacting with the child. What we didn’t see or hear was what happened when the camera went off, childlike screams of pain and fear were cut off midstream.
In this video, we see how dastardly the male cop was, and how his tone mocked the pain of a little girl. We also see the woman cop tell the child “You did this to yourself” when the child cried about the pain she was in. If you listen hard enough, you will hear the Officer’s shock when she learned the child’s age.