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Thanks, NRA...

It's snowing again.

I guess that Spring has been called for lack of interest.

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There's literally an ironic RWNJ tweet for everything...

Admit it, James Comey: You've been lying all along

BY LANNY J. DAVIS, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 04/15/18 03:00 PM EDT 856 THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL

On Saturday night, the great Wolf Blitzer interviewed one of his panelists about James Comey’s justification for violating over a half-century of Justice Department policies in Republican and Democratic administrations when he sent his October 28 letter to Congress in 2016, which cost Hillary Clinton the presidency.

Comey has repeatedly claimed that he was “obligated” to write his speculative letter because of a promise he had made to Congress to do so if “anything new” came up after his July 5, 2016, press conference announcing a new prosecutable case could be brought against Clinton.

However, I established beyond any doubt in my book published in February 2018, “The Unmaking of the Presidency 2016,” that Comey’s claim was — and remains — false.

In fact, Comey only promised Congress in September 2016 that if anything new came up on the emails issue that might cause the FBI to reconsider its non-prosecution decision, he would “take a look” — not that he would make a public disclosure to Congress before doing so.


http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/383251-admit-it-james-comey-youve-been-lying-all-along



Look, I pretty much believe Comey's depiction of Trump, only because he has contemporaneous memos and in-time communications with his colleagues. But in spite of the fact that he has the dope on the orange fool, we all know that he did a serious hit job on Hillary Clinton, which very likely cost her the Electoral College.

It's good to see that Lanny Davis isn't letting him off the hook for that mess.

Happy Jackie Robinson Day, Everybody!

https://twitter.com/LiberalDemIda/status/985590120920199168

When this fancy restaurant refused to serve Josephine Baker,

When this fancy restaurant refused to serve Josephine Baker, her badass takedown didn’t disappoint
She lawyered up — and proved that bigotry doesn’t pay

Josephine Baker arrived with friends in tow at Manhattan’s Stork Club on October 16, 1951, craving shrimp cocktail and steak. It was one of the most prestigious supper clubs in the world, and there seemed no better place for the famous dancer to celebrate her last show at the Roxy. An hour after she placed her order, she noticed that others around her were being served while service to her table had all but stopped.

What Baker didn’t know was that club owner Sherman Billingsley had arranged it that way. “Who let her in?” Billingsley had said to a waiter upon seeing her seated in the Cub Room. Baker, who had become the first black entertainer to star in a motion picture and who’d achieved her fame and fortune in Europe, was no stranger to discrimination. She refused to perform in segregated clubs in the States. In addition, she was a major supporter of the civil rights movement and unapologetically vocal about racism. Once she realized what was happening, she called her lawyer, Walter White, who was also executive secretary of the NAACP. From the same phone booth, she also called Deputy Police Commissioner Billy Rowe about being denied service. After the phone calls were placed, a waiter rushed over to the table and finally brought out the steak the star had ordered. But Baker refused to eat it.

https://timeline.com/josephine-baker-wanted-dinner-and-lawyered-up-when-racists-refused-761faf7c79de

A white mob wiped this all-black Florida town off the map.

A white mob wiped this all-black Florida town off the map. 60 years later their story was finally told
Even by the standards of the 1920s South, the chain of events in Rosewood were unfathomable

Nine-year-old Minnie Lee Langley was outside with her mother on New Year’s Day 1923 when she saw them coming: a mob of white men marching toward her hometown of Rosewood, Florida. A daughter of the Jim Crow South, where violence against black people was part of everyday life, Minnie knew that all those white men together meant terrible trouble.
“We was out there in the front yard and them crackers were just coming down the railroad just as far as you can see, some of them,” she recalled in a radio documentary in the 1990s. “Just as far as you could look, you could see them in those big white hats and on horseback.”
Even by the standards of the 1920s South, the chain of events that followed was unfathomable. Over the course of a week, Minnie Lee’s small town would be wiped off the map, with the families who lived there so terrified to speak of what happened that the town was almost wiped from history, too.

Rosewood was a relatively well-off, nearly all-black town a few miles from Florida’s Gulf Coast, with an African Methodist Episcopal church, a Masonic lodge that doubled as a schoolhouse, and two general stores. Most of the people who lived there were domestics for white families in nearby Sumner, or worked in that town’s sawmill. The white mob had been summoned after the screams of Sumner resident Frannie Taylor brought neighbors running to her door on the morning of January 1. Taylor had been beaten, her face visibly bruised, and she claimed her attacker was black. Eyewitness accounts from her domestic workers told a different story; they said she was struck during an argument with the white lover she was seeing while her husband was at work. Nevertheless, the group of whites, numbering in the hundreds according to white witness and Sumner resident Edith Foster, were deputized by the county sheriff. They’d followed a bloodhound’s nose two miles to Rosewood and Minnie Lee’s family’s front yard, where they grabbed Aaron Carrier, Minnie’s uncle, and started looking for rope to tie him up with. “Mama just went to crying and all that, saying ‘Don’t kill him ’cause he don’t know nothing about this,’” Langley recalled. The sheriff intervened and took Carrier to a nearby jail for his own safety; it was the only time that white authorities would help black residents of Rosewood.

https://timeline.com/all-black-town-rosewood-wiped-off-the-map-by-white-mob-73ca6630802b

Modern Day Parenting At Its Finest...

Yay Republicans!



They keep our criminal justice system on its toes!
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