*MCs To Be Included
The Notorious B.I.G.
Megan Thee Stallion
*MCs To Be Included
The Notorious B.I.G.
Megan Thee Stallion
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s remarks over the last week have been making headlines, but the latest may be the most controversial.
When asked about reparations for slavery on the eve of a House hearing on the issue, McConnell said reparations “for something that happened 150 years ago, for whom none of us currently living are responsible,” were not a good idea. Besides, he suggested acts, such as electing Barack Obama president, could be considered a form of compensation.
“We tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a Civil War, by passing landmark civil rights legislation, elected an African American president,” McConnell said. “I don’t think we should be trying to figure out how to compensate for it. First of all, it would be hard to figure out whom to compensate.”
The backlash, as it often happens with McConnell, came swiftly.
Kentucky state Rep. Charles Booker (D-43rd District) wrote on Twitter that the “shameful” remarks showed McConnell doesn’t care about black people or Louisville’s West End, and that Kentucky needs to stand against McConnell during his reelection bid.
Kevin Cosby, president of Simmons College in Louisville and senior pastor at St. Stephen Church in the West End, called the comment “the most ignorant, historically inaccurate statement ever uttered by a ranking senator.”
McConnell was Obama’s chief adversary during his presidency. He once quipped that his top goal was to make Obama a one-term president and famously blocked Obama’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court during the final year of his presidency.
The criticism of McConnell came as the senator was taking heat for comments he made Monday about the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.
After emotional testimony last week by former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart in support of reauthorizing the fund to help pay for medical and economic losses for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and their families, McConnell said in a Fox News interview that he didn’t know why Stewart was “all bent out of shape” and that “many things in Congress happen at the last minute.”
Stewart jumped on those comments, appearing on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” later Monday and accusing the senator of only supporting the 9/11 community when it’s convenient and using it “as a political pawn to get other things you want.”
McConnell, during his Monday interview on Fox News, added that the Senate “will address this problem appropriately” after the House takes up the bill before the August work period. A spokesman for McConnell on Wednesday said the Senate will take action after the House acts.
McConnell, in the meantime, appeared on Fox News on Thursday night and Monday morning to repeatedly discuss socialism (“none of these socialist schemes, the ‘Green New Deal,’ ‘Medicare for All,’ are going to pass the Senate”), Iran (“The sanctions are really hurting. The president made the right decision backing out of the nuclear deal because it wasn’t much of a deal”) and other issues.
He deflected questions Thursday night about President Donald Trump’s ABC News interview in which he said he would accept damaging information about a political opponent from a foreign government ahead of an election. Trump has since walked back those remarks.
Via – USA TODAY
I Am at the Art Museum Of Philadelphia. There looks like their may be a massive March. I will walk with them for a while, but in all honesty, I don’t want any trouble with either side. I’ve just now changed my Politic Party.
Things will be different now. I will live my life, and do as I please. Law abiding citizen?
I served about 7 years or so. Private Walker here.
Today is a very beautiful day. Haha, The Sun!
I love that I am free, and that I am alive.
II. MEEK MILL
III. KANYE WEST
A black CNN reporter was arrested live on air on Friday morning by Minnesota State Patrol while reporting on the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nine minutes.
CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez was put in handcuffs and led away from his team of producers this morning shortly before 6.30am after the team was moved down the street by police in riot gear.
According to one of his colleagues, the crew was told he was being arrested for refusing to move when he’d been told to but he was heard live on air telling the officers: ‘Put us back to where you want us – wherever you’d want us we’ll go. Just let us know.’
Jimenez told them they were live on air and was put in handcuffs.
He asked: ‘Do you mind telling me why I am under arrest sir? Why am I under arrest sir’ then was led away.
Two of his colleagues from the same team were also arrested and the three are now in custody.
Other reporters from different networks reported from the scene this morning without incident.
CNN’s Josh Campell for example said he was there but was not on camera.
‘I identified myself … they said, ‘OK, you’re permitted to be in the area. I was treated much differently than (Jimenez) was.’
Jimenez and his team have been released.
Gov. Tim Walz has apologized to CNN President Jeff Zucker and called it ‘unacceptable’.
After being released, Jimenez returned to the air. He said: ‘Everyone was pretty cordial.
‘I said to the officer who arrested me, “look, we’re going to be here for the next few days. Where do you want us to be?” And he said “I don’t know, I’m just following orders.”
‘There was no animosity. No one was violent with me,’ he said.
‘That conversation may have happened above some of the people we were with. For us, they came back and said: “You’re with CNN, correct?”
‘They let us out of the van, we were handcuffed in the van, then they came back with our belongings. They unclipped our handcuffed. That is when we were let out.
‘There was no sort of, “sorry this was a misunderstanding.” It seemed like this conversation might have happened but it didn’t happen with us,’ he said.
ABC’s Gabe Guttierez was also able to film a segment in front of a group of state patrol officers.
The protests in Minneapolis raged on Thursday night for a third night in a row as Floyd’s death continued to shock the world.
The 46-year-old man was killed on Monday at 8pm.
-Per The Daily Mail
BERLIN (Reuters) – If U.S. President Donald Trump goes ahead with his threat to close Twitter, the micro-blogging site can always relocate to Germany.
After Trump threatened to shut down Twitter for advising its users to fact-check his tweets, a senior German official suggested in a light-hearted tweet that the California-based company would be better off in Europe.
“This is an invitation to move to Germany!” Thomas Jarzombek, Berlin’s point person for the startup economy, tweeted on Thursday.
“Here you are free to criticize the government as well as to fight fake news. We have a great startup and tech ecosystem, your company would be a perfect fit and I will open any doors for you!”
Trump is expected to order a legal review after objecting to Twitter’s handling of tweets by the president that made unsubstantiated claims about fraud in mail-in voting. In a first, the company issued an advisory on Wednesday to check the facts on Trump’s tweets.
Jarzombek’s offer contrasts with Germany’s frequently testy relationship with U.S. social media giants, which face fines of up to 50 million euros ($55 million) if they fail to quickly remove hateful content from their sites.
But Europe’s largest economy is also keen to establish itself as a hub for tech entrepreneurship and Twitter Inc would be the ultimate catch.
Reporting by Douglas Busvine; Editing by Susan Fenton of Reuters.
Let Us Not Divide!
Let Us Not Conquer!
Let Us Not Destroy!
Let Us Love!
Let Us Be!
Let Us Multiply And Be Fruitful!
Let Us As We Are Free!
Let Us Climb The Mountain, Peering Into The Vallies!
Let Us Heavenly BE!
Let Us Vote Out, Vote In! Vote!
Let Us! Let Us Believe!
Let Us Do As We Must In America!
Let Us Make North America Better!
Let Us Do It Here, Not Foreign Nor Abroad!
Let Them Not Taunt Us To Death!
Let Us See Those 25 Rape Victims Again.
Or Were They Lines Of Sexual Assault?
Let Us Believe In Our American Dream.
Yes, Let Them Come.
Don’t Be Afraid Of Black Faces, White Faces, Brown Faces,
Yellow Faces, Orange Faces Too.
Let Us Not Discuss Killing One Another.
Let The Second Amendment Be, Understood?
Let Us Not Do As We Can All Muster.
Even Those Who Cannot, Will Too.
Let Us Dream Of More American Freedom.
But Don’t Send Republicans to Kill Democrats, Dude.
The President Of The United States Of America Now has
Two Articles Of Impeachment. Like The Sands Of Time,
They Have Been Actualized, Realized, And Permanently
Emboldened Within The Construct Of The U.S.A.
No Pen, No Stone Tablet Or Digital Revolution Shall
Change These Articles. Let Us Understudy History!
As History Becomes Now, Our Understanding Of Time,
Past. Present. Future.
The United States Of America IS!
Now Let Us Pray.