30 Mar 2017
Santa Is a Gay Man in an Interracial Relationship in This New Picture Book
The book, Santa’s Husband, goes on sale Oct. 10 and tells the story of a black Santa Claus and his white husband who both live in the North Pole. Santa’s spouse frequently fills in for his husband at malls, according to a description of the book Harper Design provided to TIME.
Daniel Kibblesmith, who is a staff writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and co-author of How to Win at Everything, penned the parody children’s book after tweeting in December that he would only tell his future child Santa was black. “If they see a white one, we’ll say ‘That’s his husband,’” Kibblesmith wrote.
Harper Design said the book is meant for all ages.
There are no sacred cows with liberalism.
It’s one thing to except different lifestyles as part of society.
It’s another to make every single facet of society conform to a lifestyle.
This is a “parody children’s book”. Children who still believe in Santa, probably won’t understand the parody – if there is any.
2 Mar 2017
Colin Kaepernick won’t protest during national anthem during 2017 season – USA Today
Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest won’t carry over into next season, USA TODAY Sports confirmed Thursday.
He will discontinue his public protest in 2017, wherever he plays next season, a person with knowledge of Kaepernick’s plans told USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero.
The person requested anonymity because Kaepernick has not yet made his decision public.
Probably a good business decision on his part. Other things can be done to help the situation.
19 Dec 2016
Black Republican father-daughter electors will vote with pride: ‘I make no apologies’
A black Republican father-daughter duo will make history when they cast their electoral votes for Donald Trump on Monday.
Kelly Mitchell and her father, Henry Hatter, are members of Michigan’s Electoral College. They are among the few African-American Republican electors in the nation, and a rare father-daughter duo.
Mitchell dismisses critics who suggest she’s betraying her race by supporting Trump. “I don’t really worry about what other people who say to me about race or how I should vote,” Mitchell told the Associated Press. “It’s been what’s right for and worked for me. I make no apologies.”
Both Kelly Mitchell and Henry Hatter have met Trump and are HOPEFUL and confident he will do great things. “Despite his imperfections (people) will find that his policies will benefit the majority of Americans,” Kelly said.
Her dad agreed. “People are always listening for a knock in the engine instead of how smoothly the engine runs,” said Hatter, 80.
I love the last statement.
I can’t imagine what they have been through for the last 40 days. They represent the strength that builds nations.
19 Dec 2016
Norman Lear Sitcoms ‘All in the Family,’ ‘The Jeffersons’ Being Eyed by Sony for Reboots
Sony Pictures Television is in very early stages of rebooting several classic sitcoms from TV legend Norman Lear as miniseries — including “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons,” and “Good Times” — Variety has learned exclusively.
The idea currently being discussed by Lear and Sony executives would be to have new actors recreate classic episodes of the shows, working from the original scripts, and package them as short, six-episode anthologies. The scripts would be treated similar to plays being mounted in new productions.
“There is some talk about doing some of the original shows, redoing them with today’s stars,” Lear told Variety. “There is a possibility that we’ll do ‘All in the Family,’ ‘Maude,’ ‘The Jeffersons,’ “Good Times.’”
Interesting… I wonder what the driving motivation is for this. If you are familiar with the shows mentioned, they all have a similar underlying theme (not the main theme)… racial tension. Also, with the exception of Maude, all of those shows have strong men with strong opinions. Maude could fit in that category as well because she had strong opinions.
Hopefully my instincts are wrong and we will not continue to turn the clock back on racial relations.
15 Dec 2016
Jury Finds Dylann Roof Guilty In S.C. Church Shooting
A jury in Charleston, S.C., has found Dylann Roof guilty on all 33 counts of federal hate crimes he faced for murdering nine people and attempting to kill three others in the basement of a historically black church.
Federal prosecutors are seeking a death sentence. Roof has asked to represent himself in the penalty phase of the trial, which is scheduled to begin Jan. 3.
Roof entered Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston on the evening of June 17, 2015, and, for nearly an hour, sat among a dozen people at a Bible study before opening fire during the worshippers’ final prayer.
Good. This should have been done long ago.
16 Feb 2012
2012/02/15 – The Obama Campaign’s Minority Blueprint [National Journal]
This is an election article about what the Obama camp predicts they need to win the election. It’s all about race. Here’s a likely summary of their goal for 2012.
In 2008, Obama carried 80 percent of all non-white voters. If he matched that percentage in 2012, and those minority voters increase their share of the vote to 28 percent, he could win a national majority with just 38 percent of the white vote.
Remember that President Obama is giving up on the white working public as far as the election goes. Now we know why.
2011/11/27 – The Future of the Obama Coalition [NY Times Campaign Blog]
But preparations by Democratic operatives for the 2012 election make it clear for the first time that the party will explicitly abandon the white working class.