Lara Bazelon’s “Proof” Kamala Locked Poor Black Mothers Up on Truancy Charges Was a Troll’s Medium Post (Now Removed)

We’ve all heard the one about how Kamala Harris locked up poor Black mothers on truancy charges when their kids played hooky, right? Over and over people repeat accusations ripped from the narrative written by Lara Bazelon. Through gnashed teeth they lament the imprisonment of an untold number of desperate Black Matriarchs, but they never bother to investigate whether Kamala Harris ever locked ANY of the mothers up for truancy before they rend their garments. People imagine (I know because I asked) unruly teenage boys being rebellious, while their poor mothers suffer the consequences of her man-sized boy’s actions. None of this is the truth, people simply believe it must be true, for how else would it end up in the New York Times?

Ms. Harris also championed state legislation under which parents whose children were found to be habitually truant in elementary school could be prosecuted, despite concerns that it would disproportionately affect low-income people of color.

That one sentence is the sum total of Bazelon’s critique on Harris’s truancy program. This is a program that had been tried out in San Francisco, with much success, and in all the years since its implementation, her only evidence that this law was being used in a manner that harmed the parents of Black and Brown youth disproportionately is a medium article that we cannot read because the author has been found in violation of Medium’s rules.

I can clearly see why Medium was forced to remove the post. The title alone demonstrates how full of shit the author was. Does “Kamala Harris’s Career as AG Was Built on Truancy and the Separation of Black Children and Families” sound nuanced and reality based to you? Of course not. Bazelon, a former Dean of an entire Law School, got her info from “Politics Peach“, a woman (I don’t if she’s even a person.) who wrote delightful screeds about Kamala Harris, and Democrats, like the one entitled, “It’s a Shame That Rachel Dolezal is Blacker Than Kamala Harris” and this rare gem, “Democrats Fight for Free Stuff for Undocumented Immigrants, But Not US Citizens.” Who in their right mind sees the title and doesn’t check out her other articles to see if this bish is a Russian troll? Nah, I ain’t joking, cause she legit seems like a Russian troll.

See for yourself.

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Let’s take a look at a snip of that last article I mentioned, the one about immigrants, shall we?

What is even more shameful is that democrats have bought into democrats fear mongering of Trump (???) and that beating Trump is the only thing that matters in 2020 (Bish, it IS.). However beating Trump should be the last thing that black people care about. (Bish, what?) We have had Trumps for president the entire history of this country (So?) and that includes Obama. (Bish, please.) The only difference is that with Trump you can see and hear him coming, but with all others they quietly destroy and attack. (Uh huh. Keep telling yourself that.)

We can go ahead and dismiss Peach RIGHT NOW, because if she isn’t a foreign asset yet, she damn well should be, since she’s doing all the work for free. Why sell out your own country (If this is, in fact, even your country.) for absolutely no payment when you can get Vladdy Daddy to pay you some rubles to write that all fired catshit you call an article? Never give it away for free, damn.

“Peach” has written a number of angry, inappropriate, and remarkably Russian-y troll pieces on Black Culture, and Politics for the past year and a half AT LEAST. Her comments section is a haven for borderline antisemites, and anti-black racists, she reps ADOS, spouts RW talking points, attacks Dems at every turn, and has a sick obsession with Kamala Harris’s race. She also has a hyperfocus on Harris and Doug Emhoff’s relationship that veers super close to “pet rabbits in boiling pots” territory. This is not a person that anyone with any level of credibility should ever use as a source of information, unless they are not seeking anything resembling facts, truth, or reality. Every article you find on her page has a sibling that looks almost like its twin residing on a right wing blog somewhere. This only took me 7 minutes to figure out exactly what type of “Bernie to Trump” troll Peach is, so why are”super informed” progressives like Bazelon taking the word of some random account on Medium? Isn’t this how we lost in 2016? Weren’t the same group, white progressives, the ones who were targeted by foreign ops and fell for the okie doke last time? YES.

On to the truancy law; since time is of the essence, I will not do a complete take-down of the NYT OPINION piece written by Bazelon or of the Peeples case that I have already debunked, I will instead save the full and complete takedown for another day. It was just imperative that people got the chance to see what a flimsy, bot farm inspired, borscht and vodka scented foundation the case against Kamala Harris rests on.

Some time ago, I wrote a piece that nobody bothered to read (READ IT.) that attempted to debunk the misbegotten notion that Kamala Harris was jet setting around the state of California locking up Black mothers of “kids who played hooky.” I thought we had been mostly successful in refuting that bullshit claim last year, in spite of the Bazelon inspired articles written about her truancy program getting quite a few things wrong. I’m a year older and wiser now, so I realize that insidious smears like this one must be refuted over and over again, until they die, then must be set on fire, burned to ash, and buried deep in an undisclosed location. Rather than take you back through the one case anyone could find where a Black Mother faced truancy charges from this law, I’ll just let you go back and read what I wrote before, and instead just discuss the fact check.

During a Feb. 11 appearance on the radio show “The Breakfast Club,” Sen. Kamala Harris denied that she ever jailed anybody under an anti-truancy program she initiated as district attorney of San Francisco.

“We never locked anybody up,” the California Democrat said.

Verdict: True

No parents were incarcerated for child truancy in San Francisco during Harris’ tenure as district attorney. She did, however, strongly support the passage of a statewide truancy law that prosecutors in California have used to charge parents. At least one mother has been sent to prison under the law.

As for that one mother who was sentenced by a judge, not by Kamala Harris, to 180 days in jail? Let’s take a look…

She is not Black, Ms. Bazelon.

So why did Kamala Harris push this law that seems to have locked up ONE white mother, from a rural county, (who REFUSED to send her kids to school, because she did not want to) in the past decade? Was Kamala Harris specifically targeting Lorraine Cuevas? Lol, no.

Let Kamala Harris tell you herself:

When Michael was in kindergarten, he missed more than 80 days of school. He was not ill and no one from Michael’s family ever called to say why he was not attending school.

When I was elected district attorney, I learned that 5,500 students in San Francisco were habitually truant and – shockingly – 44 percent of the truant students were in elementary school. That is when I partnered with the San Francisco Unified School District to combat school truancy. At the time, many asked why the city’s chief prosecutor was concerned with the problem of school attendance. The answer was simple, and as our partnership now enters its fourth year, the reason remains the same: a child going without an education is tantamount to a crime.

Despite his young age, Michael’s truancy makes him far more likely to be arrested or fall victim to a crime later in life. In San Francisco, over 94 percent of all homicide victims under the age of 25 are high school dropouts. Statewide, two-thirds of prison inmates are high school dropouts.

Kamala Harris didn’t want the cycle of Truancy, Drop-Out, and Death to continue, so she made a decision to DO something about it. When only 25% of Black boys in the State of California can read at or above grade level, we are already deep in crisis as a demographic, and the best way to save our sons is to ensure they attend school regularly. The hyperfocus on the idea that Harris was actually running around locking up poor Black mothers all over the state is absolutely ridiculous. The only thing more ridiculous is the fact that soooo many people believe it. Kamala Harris did not lock up any Black Mothers for truancy as DA, or as AG; I have asked many a fervent believer in this myth to please list off the names of the women Harris had imprisoned for their child’s truancy. Not ONE person has ever been forthcoming with a list of names, a list of facts, or even a list of Blue’s Clues. So, clearly, this entire thing was bullshit meant to derail Harris from the start. Never believe anything anyone says if their only supporting evidence is a medium post by an anonymous ADOS troll.

Take care, until next time.

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Only 45 People Went To State Prison For Weed Under Kamala Harris, So Why Don’t People Just STFU Already?

Time to debunk the same stupid claims we debunked back in 2019 again.

Apparently, people have forgotten, since 2019, that Tulsi Gabbard lied about Kamala Harris locking people up for smoking Jazz Cigarettes, while she was DA in San Francisco. In fact, people have such bad memories that they have taken to citing Gabbard’s accusations from the primary debates, as if the lies she rattled off are well known facts, rather than complete fabrications. I often see one accusation Gabbard made that night being flung around at Democrats these days: the erroneous idea that Kamala Harris sent 1900 people to prison for smoking weed. Somehow not one of the major news organizations, who have been known to print accusations against Harris verbatim, has ever bothered to look into the actual facts about Cannabis incarcerations that occurred under Harris’s purview. Kamala Harris did her job, but she was not the type of DA that was running around trying to put people in prison for smoking a few Jazz Cigarettes. In fact, she was one of the more Progressive DAs when it came to prosecutions for Cannabis, and the number of people sent to prison just for weed is far less than 1900, or whatever number people are using these days.

Most of the journalists in the MSM seem to rely on other publications to seek out the truth; rather than buckling down and getting to the heart of any particular issue, they gather opinions of various people who really have no idea what the reality is. Their eyes grow big when they see the number 1900 sitting there beside the word convictions, so they assume everyone who was convicted actually went to prison. That’s a stupid assumption.

From Mercury News:

Harris oversaw more than 1,900 marijuana convictions in San Francisco, previously unreported records from the DA’s office show. Her prosecutors appear to have convicted people on marijuana charges at a higher rate than under her predecessor, based on data about marijuana arrests in the city.

Most people stop reading right about there, because it’s much easier to become hysterical than to actually finish reading the article. I know I certainly prefer screaming erroneous bullshit at random stranger on the internet to actually knowing WTF I’m talking about. Who doesn’t?

But former lawyers in Harris’ office and defense attorneys who worked on drug cases say most defendants arrested for low-level pot possession were never locked up. And only a few dozen people were sent to state prison for marijuana convictions under Harris’ tenure.

Does that say “only a few dozen” of these people convicted for Weed even made it to prison? Yes, yes it certainly does. Looks like Harris locked up far fewer than the 1500-1900 souls her detractors claim she locked away. So, clearly, all the people who keep running around crying bitter tears about how Kamala Harris used to lock up truant Black Kids for weed are absolutely full of shit.

Oh, and here’s another very important piece of info:

None of the marijuana convictions Harris’ office secured are still on the books. Her successor as DA, George Gascón, moved earlier this year to expunge all 9,300 of the city’s marijuana convictions going back to 1975.

Anyone prosecuted by Harris’s office during her tenure as DA, or for two decades before, has had their record expunged. This means there are no citizens that were convicted, being held back by having a Marijuana conviction on their record. Every single conviction since 1975 has been systematically removed from the system.

“There is no way anyone could say that she was draconian in her pursuit of marijuana cases,” said Niki Solis, a high-ranking attorney in the San Francisco Public Defender’s office during Harris’ time as DA.

Yep. You read that exactly right. The actual Public Defender is siding with the Former DA, Kamala Harris, a woman her office went up against time after time.

Over Harris’ seven years as top prosecutor, her attorneys won 1,956 misdemeanor and felony convictions for marijuana possession, cultivation, or sale, according to data from the DA’s office. That includes people who were convicted of marijuana offenses and more serious crimes at the same time.

Okay, so, that’s the number when you include people who also had charges other than weed they were convicted for. But, what about the people who were only charged with weed?

Conviction rate aside, only 45 people were sentenced to state prison for marijuana convictions during Harris’ seven years in office, compared with 135 people during Hallinan’s eight years, according to data from the state corrections department. That only includes individuals whose most serious conviction was for marijuana.

FORTY FIVE GODDAMN PEOPLE?? 45? Um? Why haven’t people read this article and moved on from this made up issue?

“Our policy was that no one with a marijuana conviction for mere possession could do any (jail time) at all,” said Paul Henderson, who led narcotics prosecutions for several years under Harris. Defendants arrested for the lowest-level possession would typically be referred to drug treatment programs instead of being charged, and weightier charges for marijuana sales would routinely be pleaded down to less serious ones, he said.

If nobody could be imprisoned for mere possession, then all those stories about Kamala laughing while she locked up poor kids for smoking a joint are just like the stories Trump told us about the “Beautiful Healthcare” he had planned for us. I mean, we’re in a fucking pandemic, and Trump’s health plan seems to be to just let us die, so pretty soon we should find out that Harris has magical wings, and flies reefer smoking teens home on her back every night.

Solis, who led the public defender’s office misdemeanor division for part of Harris’ tenure, agreed that her office only rarely prosecuted people for low-level, simple possession.

“Kamala Harris and I disagreed on a lot of criminal justice issues, but I have to admit, she was probably the most progressive prosecutor in the state at the time when it came to marijuana,” Solis said.

Solis had more to say in her recent USA Today Op-ed:

Having had this experience, I feel compelled to speak on Harris’ record while she was a district attorney. Simply put, Harris was the most progressive prosecutor in the state. This is not an anecdotal opinion. It is based on facts.

As San Francisco DA, Harris refused to seek the death penalty — even on a case where a very respected police officer was tragically killed. Marijuana sales cases were routinely reduced to misdemeanors. And marijuana possession cases were not even on the court’s docket. They were simply not charged. Unless there was a large grow case, or a unique circumstance, this was the reform-minded approach then-DA Harris’ office took. The accusations about marijuana prosecutions being harsh during her tenure are absurd. The reality was quite the opposite.

Like with most tales of the terrible things Kamala Harris did during her tenure as DA, the stories being spread about her are nothing more than mythology. Successful women are scary as hell to men and women around the world, and the pushback is meant to reinforce roles and force women to fear stepping out into traditional male spaces and working within occupations the Patriarchy had determined belonged to men for all time. Daily, we will hear new attacks on Harris, as we would no matter which woman Joe Biden had chosen. Our job is to actually use critical thinking skills and our research ability to debunk false claims immediately; if we can manage to find this information, there is no reason the media shouldn’t be able to find it too. Since I know how shifty the media is, I will be debunking these things for you. Until next time!

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When You Break a Glass Ceiling, Sometimes it Cuts You, Sometimes You Bleed, and Sometimes it Hurts.

Apparently, there have been articles about the KHive in the short amount of time it’s been since Joe Biden chose Kamala Harris to be his running-mate. I have no idea what those articles say, because I don’t care, and nobody came to ask me anything about KHive, so I just found out the articles even existed. Funny how when a Black Woman spends a few years of her life building a community dedicated to the singular goal of advancing a fellow black woman, the media tends to speak to anyone but her about it. I’m not saying that with salt on my breath, honestly, I haven’t been able to sleep well for weeks, and at this point I am simply a sleep deprived asshole. I almost decided not to write anything at all, because really, I don’t actually want the media asking me shit, and just putting oneself out there opens up a pandora’s box of negative attention and absolute bullshit. But, I deal in truth and fact, so, it would be remiss of me not to set the record straight, regardless of how that might inconvenience me in the future.

In 2017, after the inauguration, I started a group called Marching Onward. We were a group of angry Hillary supporters who were looking for some direction, some like minded people, and a way to regroup while we waited for the next woman nominee, who I had mostly decided needed to be Kamala Harris. NO MEN. We discussed who it would be over a period of some months, and eventually, I knew I was right about who it SHOULD be. Like Joe Biden, I had a list of names to consider, which really was as much a waste of my precious time and energy, as his list was of his. I dismissed some names, ignored some more, and eventually I decided we’d end up with Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris as the next woman to take a Louisville Slugger to the “Glass Ceiling.” I liked Kamala Harris for the role more than Liz Warren, AS YOU KNOW, and  I became more sure once I got to see her in action destroying Jeff Sessions’ nerves during his confirmation hearing. For many other reasons, including her history of locking up child molesters, I believed she’d be a super star candidate, not that I had anything against Warren at the time. That came later.

One of the reasons I held a belief that Harris was superior is the fact that she actually practiced the law as her profession; Warren was a professor teaching the law, Kamala had been a Prosecutor, and Hillary had been a Defense Attorney, so both practicing the law. While Warren was good with theory, I didn’t believe that would be the case in practice, and while Hillary was good at defense, she rarely went on the attack. Kamala Harris, on the other hand, was so good on the offense that she rarely needed to defend when she was on her A game. After spending an entire campaign season on the defensive, I was loathe to ever let myself end up in that position again. Next time, I said, we will fight back, we will not hide in these stupid fucking Facebook groups, wallowing in denial, and being bizarrely, yet complacently, hopeful.

Buzz about Kamala Harris had already built up to a point where we knew she was going to run for President before she was officially done being elected to the Senate. Harris winning her seat was the only bright spot during a terrible night; we weren’t going to get Hillary, but Harris would run, I KNEW it, so, I pretty much became KHive the night she won her race. By the time 2018 rolled around, I was fielding names for the group I wanted to form in support and defense of Harris, and I had decided on the best name: “Kamalot.” Don’t LAUGH. I made plans, and spent a few months looking up everything I could about Harris. I read her book, I watched her speeches and interviews, and I got familiar with her record. I was sold. I’m not hard to please, with Donald Trump as President, I just needed someone honest who cares about the “least among us.” That’s who I got.

November came, and I rolled out my plans on my (now deleted) Twitter account. Nobody liked the name Kamalot. Months of planning almost went up in flames with my failed branding, and people thought they were funny as hell cracking up about how corny Kamalot is. YES, I CRIED. Yes, they were just good natured Jokes. I’m also sensitive. Several people were more diplomatic, but the giggles continued. I got mad, I always get mad. Fortunately, I had a back-up name that I knew they would go for, because Beyonce rules the world. I told them we we’re going to be KHive. They agreed. It was like one in the morning anyway, nobody cared at that point, and I was enjoying keeping everyone up, but sadly, they left. When I got up the next day, I proceeded to bully, cajole, bother, and convince about 20,000 of my ~40,000 followers that they needed to be KHive with me. They are all still KHive to this day. I think.

I told everyone it was going to be way harder to handle the sexism coming at Harris, because of the added racism component. Because of how we hid in 2016, (not me, I didn’t hide) we were not effective in defending Hillary Clinton on social media. This time we would be a cohesive and organized group, and our policy would be to always have receipts, or just stfu. Receipts have become a BIG part of KHive Culture, because, like Kamala, we never ask a question we don’t have the answer to. What started out with just my receipts, mediocre plans, and a handful of assorted BIPOC and white allies, became a cohesive group of over 20,000 within the first week.

Once we had a common purpose and a shared identity, there was no going back; we were the footsoldiers who spread the word around to draw in others of a like mind, and we were excited as fuck. We wasted MONTHS of our time arguing with Sanders supporters, which was actually more painful for us than it was for them, since they’re immune to facts. Since this was my first time organizing a group, I had no fucking clue what I was doing, and I made LOTS of mistakes. Many people found KHive on their own, though, so I guess it turned out okay, and new people joined in and carved out their own little KHive crews separate and apart from my OG group. So, while I may have started it, I don’t control it or even know half the people who identify with it, which kinda shows how badass Kamala Harris is. Once people heard there was a group for Kamala, they wanted to be a part of it, and now they are.

Because of how reticent I can be, and also introverted, I have a hard time pushing myself as a Leader, so I am not the Leader, nobody is. I figured doing the work was enough, and since so many people remember when I started KHive, nobody would really take credit for themselves or write me out of the picture. Had I ever even met the media? Lol! So NAIVE. By next week they’ll be giving Bernie Sanders full credit for the founding of the KHive, and installing Brie Brie as our thought leader. I don’t really mind not getting the attention, and by not mind, I mean, I appreciate my alone time and privacy, and don’t appreciate being bothered. I just kinda want to help Kamala Harris become Vice President and Joe Biden become President, I am not interested in being on TV everyday. Or any day, if I can help it. Sorry. Come find me on Twitter until the trolls get me banned.

An aside: If you recall, I was reported to the FBI by one of the trolls last July, and investigated by the Capitol Police. My Crime? Well, I said I was going to light Bernie up with all my receipts from the previous four years, which is apparently deadly, as far as his ego is concerned. Being the face of a group that drops receipts so deadly people contact the FBI is dangerous work, and gives the haters and harassers a victim to abuse for their own amusement. The more information I put out there, the more abuse I receive, so, it does me no favors to promote myself tirelessly, just to get credit for starting the KHive. Meh, y’all already know. But, if I don’t say something now, later on Lisa will tell me some stuff that sounds like “You need to assert yourself more.” That makes me feel some kinda way, so, best to just get it all written down so she won’t have to bother this time.

Some people believe KHive just sprouted up out of nowhere, or that Kamala Harris somehow started and controls her own “fan club” like some kind of asshole. To be fair, there really is no “leader” of KHive, as I said, and even if I wanted to be in control, and I don’t, how the fuck would that even be enforceable? Sounds exhausting. We are all adults, we don’t need to be led anywhere, we know exactly where we’re going, as a group, or separate. Over time we have had some very talented people rise up in the group; Reecie Colbert hangs out with Roland Martin now, so she’s all famous these days, and Kenny is getting funnier, prettier, and more charismatic by the day.

Every day on my Zoom chats I meet talented and insanely intelligent men and women from around the world; supporters from Sweden, Germany, England, Ghana, Australia, Canada, India, and as always, America. KHive is becoming a worldwide movement of sorts, so along with the many of us who support the campaign from the grassroots, we have international KHive, and even KHivers working for Joe’s campaign. Perhaps, if we had known in 2016 what we know now, we wouldn’t have sat on our asses believing the truth would win the day, and Hillary would prevail. We would have done then, for Hillary, what we now do for Kamala, and her record wouldn’t have been so completely distorted.

Maybe if enough people had seen us fighting back, they’d have fought back too. Maybe they’d have pushed back against the lies, lenses, framings, and narratives that got passed around about Hillary Clinton, and caused so many to misjudge her. Then, we would have won, maybe? Also? Maybe Hillary Clinton went through all of that in order to spare the next woman the indignity of losing by winning, of being over-prepared and overqualified, and of being an inch too short to drop kick that glass ceiling down when it cracks. Future women won’t suffer as much as Hillary did for being too ambitious to sit at home and bake cookies. The next woman won’t have to do it with few defenders in a hostile media, while her own supporters are silenced and sequestered. At least I can say I contributed to that, I have not failed Kamala Harris, not yet.

The path from the Hillary Clinton supporter to the Kamala Harris supporter is so short, if you walk it, you will not have moved at all. For as much as people like to exclaim about how Kamala is the “Female Obama” as a way to show they know the names of two Black politicians, perhaps, I see Kamala in terms of being more similar to a Black and extroverted Hillary, with awesome rhythm, but even that description doesn’t do justice to either woman. They are each their own brand of awesome, and I was not going to fail Kamala where I had failed Hillary. Don’t get me wrong, I tried to convince people we needed to fight back. But, since I got doxxed, harassed, and abused for my trouble, it likely wasn’t a particularly enticing prospect in their eyes.

In 2016 I did my due diligence and voted, but many others did not; they stayed home, were unable to vote due to voter suppression, or they fucked around and voted for Trump. Sure, we won the popular vote, but after a campaign season filled with troll storms, Berniebros, and Comey’s bullshit, we were fucked and a half by the time election day came around. Having never dealt with such a high magnitude of attacks, doxxing, trolling, misinformation, and personal attacks, we on Team Hillary were truly at a loss to know how to respond. Common wisdom at the time said we should hide out in Facebook groups we set to private, and to hope against hope that the Berniebros would actually show up in high enough numbers to win if we were nice enough. That did not happen. The system failed, our Democracy failed, the FBI Director failed, but most of all, WE failed. We failed to see the forecast for what it was, we were obviously complacent, and we had no guidance from the campaign on what to do about the trolls, bots, bros, misinfo, cyber abuse, and abuse of the reporting systems on every social media platform, big or small. We were attacked nonstop for supporting Hillary, we expected it, but we didn’t expect for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the like, to be set up to work against the very people their rules and terms of service were meant to protect. Real American Voters.

The system has slightly improved since the 2016 election, but it is still terribly racist and sexist, yet this year the trolls lament their despair. Why? Because this is not 2016, we are not hiding in Facebook groups and Twitter chats, or on obscure message boards we set up ourselves. We are out in force defending Kamala AND Joe, we’ve been playing dual roles since Kamala Harris dropped out in December, and we do not intend to ever let a woman nominee go undefended again. And while we may not have been the biggest group of supporters during the primary, we have been the most passionate at defending our candidate. We are always diligent with facts, quick with receipts, and recognizable as Kamala Harris supporters, first and foremost. This is why I started the KHive.

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Why Not Just Call Kamala Harris “Uppity” and Save Some Time?

So, I’ve been sitting here lazily wondering what the fuck is wrong with being “ambitious” in Politics, and I have completely figured it out. When a woman is labelled “Too Ambitious” it generally means she is trying to rise above her predetermined station, and she is not being deferential enough to some man somewhere. Hillary was “Too Ambitious” just like Kamala, and I remember the day she became too ambitious like it was yesterday.

, “I suppose I could have stayed home, baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was fulfill my profession.”.

Once upon a time, Hillary fucked around and said she wasn’t going to sit her ass at home baking cookies, and everyone’s metaphorical balls fell off, as if by Magic. If they even had balls to begin with. After navigating endless fields of falling gonads over the years, Hillary decided to run for President herself. So ambitious. Turns out she was over-qualified; she came over-prepared, she knew shit, she could read well, and she was ambitious. Did I mention she was ambitious? She was.

At the time, I was under the impression that ambitious meant “ambitious.” Boy, was I ever wrong! See, when Hillary finally ran in 2016, the assorted Dicks of America had not yet forgiven Her for sassing them back in 1992. I mean they nearly died when she sat up there talmbout, “Imma work on policy.” How dare she!? Didn’t they tell her ass to bake some goddamn cookies? Yeah. WHY DID SHE DO WHAT SHE WANTED??? That is unacceptable.

Thankfully, Hillary, who is a kind person, realized that she was making the boys cry by not making them any cookies, so she made them some. And apparently, they were delicious. How dare she?! Why would she work on policy when she could be baking delicious cookies every single day, so they could maybe stop by and snag a few on a regular daily basis? What cruelty! So AMBITIOUS!

What the fuck does Ambitious really mean?

Ambitious means Uppity.

I did not know that for sure, until I had a Eureka moment just a bit ago. I admit, I can be a bit slow on the uptake. The way they said “Ambitious” gave me the same ass feeling as the way they say “Uppity” but, I didn’t put two and two together until just now, likely because I hate math.

From The Daily Beast:

What is the sound of one hand clapping? What would happen if I hired two private detectives to follow each other? The first rule of Fight Club is you don’t talk about Fight Club. The first rule of becoming the president, if you’re a woman, is you absolutely cannot want to be the president.

You get it? In order to be a woman and be fit for the presidency, one must become President through no fault of one’s own. Women cannot work hard for decades, claw their way to the top unapologetically, challenge men, and still be fit for office. That’s presumptuous, and self-assertive as hell. See, it would be totally different if a woman were somehow blackmailed into becoming VP, and agreed to do it just to save her kid from Voldemort Jr. Sadly, aliens would arrive from outer-space, preach the Gospel of peace, and then promptly eat the President for dinner. (They ate him before they realized eating people was wrong, of course.) Then, said woman would fret about her unworthiness and attempt to refuse to be sworn in. Yet the shining face of her poor little previously kidnapped kid would drive her to accept the job. She would do this only in order to protect her offspring from being taken once again, this time by the Aliens, who want cute human pets. Her first State of the Union would, by necessity, be a two hour long apology to all the millions of men who certainly deserved the job more than she and her vagina ever will.

This is the only scenario where a woman would be qualified to be President.

More From Daily Beast:

CNBC reported that some “allies” of Joe Biden are “waging a shadow campaign” against veepstakes frontrunner Kamala Harris, on the grounds that she’s “too ambitious” to be the vice president because what she really wants is to be the president.

What Vice President doesn’t want to be President? Biden ran against Obama.

That report came days after former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) dinged Harris because she wasn’t sufficiently remorseful after she’d bodied Biden in an early Democratic primary debate…

WHY SHOULD SHE BE REMORSEFUL??? If I hear about this one moment ever again, I swear I’ll defenestrate myself. I live on the first floor, calm down.

Politico referred to another black woman in Congress, Congressional Black Caucus Chair Karen Bass, as “the anti-Kamala” since she supposedly “cringes at having her picture taken and is content to let others grab headlines.” While Bass immediately rejected that contrast, the problem with Harris, according to these people, is that Harris actually wants the job. Then again, it’s not just Harris. Some people really don’t like it when women want things, especially if that thing is power.

See? You cannot WANT the job. Wanting the job and being ambitious enough to be prepared to do it effectively is NOT for women. We need to learn how to silently sit and wait for a man, any man, to hand us whatever opportunity he sees fit to offer us. Then, we need to apologize for being such a bother, and demurely slip from the room unnoticed as he silently sits in manly contemplation. These are the rules for women, apparently. Otherwise, you are uppity.

 

“Not complacent or deferential; strongly self-assertive.” Um? Bingo!

What are the actual complaints about Harris?

  1. She was too aggressive and “not loyal” because she “challenged” Biden in a debate. (Not Deferential, Self Assertive)
  2. She wants to move up the ranks, all the way to the top. ( Presumptuous, Arrogant, Haughty)

Looks like what they really meant was that Kamala Harris is too Uppity to be Joe’s VP.

Bloomberg Opinion:

What about vice presidents? They, too, should be ambitious. In fact, the president is best served if the vice president wants his or her job. Such motivation aligns incentives in a healthy way. If Harris is vice president and wants to move into the Oval Office, then it will be in her interest to make Biden look good — to help him be popular within the party, so that she has a good chance of winning the nomination, and to deliver peace and prosperity, so that Democrats will win the next general election.

Jonathan Bernstein is completely right. We don’t want a weak VP who doesn’t even want the job, we need one who is eager to get the job done. We will be left with a Government that is for all intents and purposes, in complete fucking shambles. Knowing Trump, he fully plans on making sure that the transition from his sloppy ass, criminally corrupt administration is as ugly and difficult as possible, so it would behoove us to have a partner for Biden that TrumpCo is fully afraid of- Kamala Harris. I fully believe Kamala Harris is the pick and Biden isn’t being swayed by these fits of pique from the old dudes he counts among his friends. Harris, and her ambition, are precisely what the Democratic Party needs to help us shed these old biases and step forward into the future. And there are millions of “Uppity Women” who will bust our entire asses to rid this nation of Trump and carry our team across the finish line, and we will do it without any muthafucking deference whatsoever.

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Bloomberg Opinion

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Why are a Bunch of Old White Men Sabotaging Kamala? Because She’s Biden’s Choice for VP.

Recently, Chris Dodd, formerly a Senator from Connecticut, completely lost his skittles over the possibility that Kamala Harris was Joe Biden’s choice for VP. Apparently, he was so rattled, so triggered, and so snitchy, he decided to let a few mean girl tidbits about Harris from his burn book reach the privileged pages of Politico. Dodd, a veteran of politics, knew when he spoke out of school about Harris, whoever he told would run right to the media and try to get some shit stirred, which is likely why he did it. We in the KHive have absolutely zero chill, so, Dodd, who nobody has really thought about for a decade, was able to get the full measure of attention he ordered. Today, John Morgan and a bunch of unnamed Biden allies, likely mostly old white men just like Biden, have decided to try their hands at shanking Harris in the ribs, and let’s just say they seem very pathetic and triggered. Yes, also petty. You see, each and every one of them apparently have the same exact problem, a problem they wouldn’t have if Harris were a white man like, say Eric Swalwell, who repeatedly demanded that Biden “pass the torch” during his time on the debate stage. These Biden allies are STILL all up in arms over the fact that Harris had the audacity to “challenge” Biden on an issue that had something to do with race. And she isn’t sorry. Oh no! It’s a woman’s JOB to be sorry when they did nothing wrong, why can’t Kamala just see it from their self centered, white, male viewpoint?

Some of Joe Biden’s allies are waging a campaign behind the scenes to stop Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif, from becoming his vice president.

This disgruntled group of at least a dozen Biden backers, including a few of his top donors, initiated the move against Harris close to a month ago, just weeks before a decision is expected, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. Many who spoke to CNBC declined to be named as these efforts have been made in private.

They declined to be named? I see they don’t want anyone to know exactly who is engaged in this weak ass titty baby bullshit. We have all these old dudes ganging up on one Black Woman, and at the same time the media is satisfied with running hit piece after hit piece against her like she fucked around and broke up the Beatles. While I expected Misogynoir to rear it’s ugly head, I expected at least SOME of the media to defend her, even just a little. That’s not really happening, Harris hasn’t been around for years cultivating relationships with the media in DC, so they seem to have taken the approach of competing with each other to see who can break her and sabotage her candidacy first and worst. It feels so familiar, kinda like how they treated that one candidate whose name rhymes with Nillary Blinton.

Some remain bitter about her attacks on Biden during primary debates last year, saying they bring into question her loyalty to the former vice president. Others argue that she’s too ambitious and that she will be solely focused on becoming president herself. Many of these Biden associates have been pushing alternatives to Harris, such as Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla, Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif, former U.S. ambassador Susan Rice, and Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.

Since when are the DEBATES about loyalty? Oh, look. They are worried she’s “too ambitious” to be VP. Because everyone knows you need a VP who is constantly struck with ennui, and doesn’t really feel like working hard or doing much of anything. The idea that she’s be preparing to run for President the second she was sworn in is absolutely laughable, and the fact that this is a talking point only goes to show why they hate her so much. She’s a Woman who may actually end up running for President and winning without their help. They want someone who won’t be so accomplished, vetted, driven, and able to challenge the status quo.

John Morgan, a Florida businessman and bundler, admitted to CNBC that he’s privately voiced his concern about Harris to those trying to guide Biden about his eventual selection.

“She would be running for president the day of the inauguration,” Morgan said on Wednesday. “For me loyalty and friendship should mean something. But as Bill Clinton once told me, the number one cause of Alzheimer’s is ambition,” he added, while noting he’s in favor of Demings.

Hey, John? You sound like a self righteous prick. Someone had to say it to Mister Money-man, he likely doesn’t hear it enough because people want his money. I, fortunately, am NOT ambitious, so I can say fuck you to anyone and not lose a minute of sleep. In fact, it helps me sleep better if I tell at least one rich fucker he aint shit per day. It’s like a warm bath; waves of well-being wash over me if I’m able to get a “Go fuck yourself” in before they cry and block me.

“I think a good number of people closest to Joe are pushing against Kamala, including me” a Chicago based businessman backing Biden told CNBC. “I don’t like her and I don’t like the way she campaigned. She seems not loyal at all and very opportunistic.”

Go fuck yourself, you anonymous coward.

But, despite the efforts, Harris still appears to be in the top tier of candidates for the job.

In Biden’s notes appearing to defend her, he described Harris as “talented,” “great help to the campaign” and that he has “great respect for her.”

Harris also has been a key voice when it comes to fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Y’all, the pick is Kamala Harris, these old white men just told us that without saying the words. These old dudes are simply trying to derail Harris, and likely cause a rift in the party that Biden does NOT need at this time, all because they’re sensitive over de-segregation busing, and ambitious women, who they likely call “Hussies” or something equally archaic. Sad.

I don’t know who the fuck told old white male America that they are the Gatekeepers on race matters, or that they qualify as experts on when Black Women are allowed to challenge white men in debates, and what we are allowed to challenge them on, but the fact that they are making desegregation busing the hill they wish to collectively die on is super telling. For some reason, there are quite a few grumpy old men running around wearing their hearts on their sleeves over Black women challenging their views on the very Jim Crow these white men never quite managed to get around to doing shit about. So, here we are, it’s 50 fucking years later, and we are not really any less segregated by race than we were when de-segregation busing ended; whatever ideas, tools, or plans they thought up to replace busing, the only tool they had, have never managed to be implemented in any tangible way. And, apparently it’s ALL KAMALA’S FAULT BECAUSE SHE’S MEEEEAAAN!! AND BLACK!! BUT, NOT THE QUIET KIND OF BLACK, SHE’S A MEAN LOUD PUSHY BLACK!! I’ll get more into that another time, because it’s an issue that deserves it’s own blog post. So, moral of this story is, even when it’s all said and done, the tantrums of old white men are the major force behind the barriers Black Women face. We are watching White Fragility play out in real time, and this is some ugly mutha fucking shit. Till next time.

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