Black Lives Matter

The Trust-Fund Baby Speaketh


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These people can not see themselves. First off, they can’t see they’re someplace they don’t belong.

Nepotism has run rampant throughout the lives of Javanka. It would most likely not be rich if it wasn’t born rich. It would not be in the White House or government service if its father and father-in-law was not president. To be fair, maybe Javanka could have qualified for a job at the DMV.

Javanka is tone deaf and obtuse. Ivanka sat down at the president’s (sic) seat at an international summit oblivious to how it would look…or she just didn’t care. Javanka made sure its faces were photographed creepily staring out of Buckingham Palace. Ivanka made sure to skip over the demilitarized zone into North Korea…despite there being prohibitions against it. Javanka is oblivious to the fact that overspending on real estate and selling handbags is not experience that qualifies you to become a presidential adviser.

It’s not just that they don’t belong in the White House…they literally don’t belong. It couldn’t obtain a security clearance without the president (sic) overriding the FBI’s rejection of Javanka. In fact, Jared had to submit his application for a security clearance multiple times because he’s a lying, spoiled shit who’s deep in debt to foreign nations and tried to establish back channels with Russians.

Now, Javanka has been able to use their positions to get foreign bailouts on its real-estate debt and to get trademarks in China.

Now, Jared is telling black America that it has to want to be successful to be successful. Seriously. Who knew that’s all it took?

Talking to Fox and Friends, Jared said, “One thing we’ve seen in a lot of the Black community, which is mostly Democrat, is that President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about. But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.”

That’s your problem, Black America. You haven’t wanted to be successful. If you tried harder, or at least as hard as Jared has, you could have been born rich too.

Jared didn’t just stop there. He’s not just a presidential adviser. He’s a Black community adviser.

Jared said that after the “George Floyd situation,” a lot of people were more concerned with “virtue signaling” than in coming up with “solutions.”

Wow. What brilliance. What understanding. Why isn’t Jared president? Mr. Trust-Fund Baby with his home in a Trump building on Park Avenue sure does understand the Black community.

Take this example of Jared’s brilliance: “They’d go on Instagram and cry, or they would put a slogan on their jersey or write something on a basketball court. And quite frankly, that was doing more to polarize the country than it was to bring people forward. You solve problems with solutions.”

Yeah, the guy who advises the guy who gives shout-outs to racists and defenses of tiki-torch Nazis thinks basketball players and Black Lives Matter are “polarizing” the country.

Maybe an example of an acceptable solution is when a journalist writes negative things about you, you chop him up with a bone saw. That’s what his buddy, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, did. Jared likes to communicate with him through WhatsApp, so nobody can ever know what they’re talking about. Good job, Jared.

White House Spokesgoon Kayleigh McEnany tried to defend Jared for his insensitive, obtuse, and quite frankly, racist comments and said, his remarks were taken out of context and accused unnamed “internet trolls” for trying to “distract from President (sic) Trump’s undeniable record of accomplishment for the Black community.”

That’s exactly who you want when you get into trouble with the Black community, porcelain spokesgoon Kayleigh McEnany defending you.

I told you they were obtuse. For the gang who claim they have multiple Black friends, you’d think they’d use one.

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Wanton Endangerment


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Finally, after several months, a Kentucky grand jury leveled charges against Louisville police officer Brett Hankison in connection to the shooting of Breonna Taylor. Remember, cops busted into Taylor’s apartment, looking for someone who wasn’t there, and shot and killed her after her boyfriend shot at police. Hankison shot his gun ten times. The other two officers involved shot 22 times. Investigators say they can’t determine which officers killed Breonna (bullshit), who was struck six times. For this incident, Hankison was charged with three counts of “wanton endangerment.”

What does that mean? It means he’s NOT being charged for the death of Breonna Taylor, but for being careless. The three counts are for the three people in the apartment next door to Taylor’s which contained three people.

If there were over 32 shots from the three officers, and investigators can’t determine who shot Breonna six times, then why is only one of the cops being charged? I call bullshit on this entire thing.

According to the Kentucky statute, someone “is guilty of wanton endangerment in the first degree when, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, he wantonly engages in conduct which creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to another person.” Uh, he didn’t just create “substantial danger” or “physical injury.” The cop…or cops in this case, KILLED a person. They killed an innocent person.

For this, the cop may serve up to five years in jail for each count. The minimum is one. So, if the cop gets the minimum charge at three years, then he’ll probably end up serving less than half that time. At least that’s the way I understand but I’ll accept a correction if there is one.

Wanton endangerment is a Class D felony, the lowest of four classes of felonies. It’s almost like three cops went into the wrong apartment, without knocking or serving a warrant, shot up the place, killed Taylor, and got off with a misdemeanor.

Legal experts like to say prosecutors can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich. While grand juries are independent, the prosecutor chooses what evidence to present. What did they present to this grand jury? Yes, prosecutors can indict a ham sandwich, unless that ham sandwich shot a black person.

Kentucky’s Attorney General, Daniel Cameron said, “I certainly understand the pain that has been brought about by the tragic death of Breonna Taylor. I understand that as a Black man.” But he was involved in a typical white Republican decision. To the legal system, black lives don’t matter.

First, this shooting happened last March. It took over six months for charges? If a black man busted into someone’s apartment and killed a white women, do you really believe it would take a six-month investigation to bring charges? Do you really believe the most he’d get would be for damaging walls?

So let’s get some things straight. You can get killed by police for driving while black. You can get killed by police for walking while black. You can get killed by police for being a five-year-old with a toy gun while black. You can get killed by police for bouncing a check while black. You can get killed by police for passing a $20 counterfeit bill while black. You can get killed by police for standing in the wrong place at the wrong time while black. And now, you can get killed by police for sleeping while black.

Black lives matter. Even in Kentucky.

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Hey, Hey, Hater Kansas City


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I know from the history of this website that I have readers who don’t watch football. I know. Crazy. I once had a reader tell me I should go into more depth to explain who Tom Brady is. But anyway, let me give the backstory to this.

Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs are racist assholes. There. Backstory done.

No? OK. I’ll provide more information.

In case you’re a Republican, Kansas City, where the Chiefs of the National Football League play, is in Missouri. It’s not in Kansas like Donald Trump believes. Seriously. But anyway, Thursday night was the kickoff to the new NFL season. While most game won’t have fans in attendance, the Chiefs allowed about 17,000 into the 60,000 plus stadium to watch the game. And during a moment of unity, the fans booed.

What? Who boos unity? Apparently, Kansas City boos unity.

Let’s get something straight here. To believe in unity is to believe in peace. To believe we’re all equal and should have the same civil rights, opportunities, and equality is not a crazy Democratic Party, radical-left, foie gras-eating, Birkenstock-wearing, long-haired hippy, commie ideal. It shouldn’t be political to believe we should all get along. It shouldn’t be partisan to think our children should live in a world where they’ll never experience hate directed at them.

After it was announced that in addition to the national anthem being performed before the game, that “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” considered to be the black national anthem, would also be performed, conservatives became outraged. How weird is that? If they weren’t told it was the black national anthem, they would have been fine with it. I’ll bet you a hairy nickel they wouldn’t have been outraged if the song being added was “Sweet Home, Alabama.”

Basically, these people are saying they’re done with the NFL because the league wants to be nice to black people. Donald Trump yells it’s why the ratings are going down.

Before, these jerks were outraged at Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem and lied claiming he was disrespecting our troops when he was really taking a knee for equality and against racism and oppression.

Donald Trump, the leader of the racist conservative asshole movement in the United States doesn’t believe white privilege or systemic racism exists and that anyone who does has “drank the Kool-Aid.”

But in Kansas City, they took it a step further by booing unity. When the players of both teams locked arms for a moment of silence, it wasn’t silent. The crowd booed. Conservatives aren’t happy with loud protests or silent protests. So, when can we protest against racism? Oh, never? Yeah, that’s it. Donald Trump teargassed a peaceful crowd for protesting racism.

The Chiefs fans didn’t boo kneeling during the national anthem. They didn’t boo a statement like, “Defund the police.” They didn’t boo a giant picture of George Floyd. They didn’t boo the organization Black Lives Matter. They didn’t boo someone saying, “Black lives matter.” They booed equality. They booed peace. You would have thought from the boos that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was singing “Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud” while burning a pile of cheeseburgers and standing on an American flag.

But no, These fuckers were booing something anti-racist. It’s like they’re saying, “Hey, we’ll keep our racism, thank you very much.”

Booing unity is like booing puppies, tacos, and sandwiches. Puppies, tacos, and sandwiches are awesome. Everybody likes puppies, tacos, and sandwiches. But then again, the leader of the racist conservative asshole movement doesn’t like puppies, eats his tacos in a bowl, and only eats sandwiches from McDonald’s.

Last year, I was very happy for the coach of the Chiefs, Andry Reid. They won the Super Bowl and it was a long time coming for the old coach. I think Patrick Mahomes is the best quarterback in the league and he’s an awesome kid. But, I will be rooting against the Chiefs this year. I’m not so much rooting against the Chiefs as I am against Chiefs fans.

You booed unity, Kansas City. What the hell is wrong with you to boo unity?

Boo, Chiefs fans. They’re a bunch of racist jerks.

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Choke


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Donald Trump gave an interview to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham that made even her eyes bulge out at times.

As is usual for a Trump interview, he rambled incoherently, spread a conspiracy theory or two, exhibited tone-deafness, exhibited a touch of racism, praised himself, attacked his opponents and the media, lied, and said a bunch of stupid shit…and yeah. He said a bunch of stupid shit.

Ya’ know, when Ross Perot talked about black helicopters in 1992, it derailed his presidential aspirations. Just saying.

But other than talking about “thugs on planes” either coming to Washington, or going from Washington (Trump couldn’t make up his mind), he attempted to justify police shooting unarmed black men.

Let’s be clear on one thing. Jacob Blake was shot seven times in the back while he was unarmed. Conservatives and assorted fucknuts keep saying he had a knife, or he was going for a knife, or he was dreaming about a knife, or he started rapping, “Life is a knife like slicing through the strife…” I don’t know. But he was unarmed. And let me remind you, he was shot seven times in the back. The guy could have had a bazooka and I don’t think the cops needed to shoot him seven times…in the back.

Donald Trump went to Kenosha, where nobody wanted him, and used it as a background to claim systemic racism doesn’t exist. Again. Seven times in the back. Also, white kid shoots three people and the same police force waves him off and drives right on by. Also during his stop in Kenosha, he didn’t mention Jacob Blake’s name once. So, if he didn’t go to Kenosha to work on race issues, why did he go? I’m surprised he didn’t start shooting paint balls at black people.

But the real crazy was during the interview. If you can make Laura Ingraham give a holy-fucking-shit-this-is-balls expression, you’ve accomplished quite a feat.

Trump was talking to Ingraham about how cops are “under siege” in this country. Maybe because, I don’t know, they keep killing unarmed black men. Donald Trump explained why cops kill unarmed black men. He said, “They can do 10,000 great acts, which is what they do, and one bad apple or a choker — you know, a choker. They choke.”

He continued. “They choke just like in a golf tournament. They miss a 3-foot putt.” Ingraham tried to save him. Instead of coming right out and saying, “please stop saying stupid shit,” she tried to give his next answer for him. She didn’t ask. She stated, “You’re not comparing it to golf, because of course that’s what the media would say.”

Trump dug himself in deeper and answered, “I’m saying people choke. People choke. And people are bad people. You have both. You have some bad people and you have…they choke.”

Question: Which is worse? Comparing police brutality and murders of unarmed black men to a golfer missing a putt, or the comparison to choking after it was the choking of George Floyd that began this summer of protest against police violence against black Americans?

Also, if they “choke,” then wouldn’t they miss while shooting at unarmed black men? Republicans, even their cartoonists, really suck with metaphors and analogies. 

Donald Trump is tone-deaf. Frankly, I’m surprised he hasn’t mistakenly, or purposely, in place of “bad apples,” used the term “black apples” yet.

We need a president who can understand a crisis. Not just identify a few “bad apples” and make a shitty golf analogy. And I don’t think this is asking too much, but also not spread crazy-ass QAnon bullshit.

There is systemic racism. It’s very real and it’s proven on video on a daily basis. The bad apples are the result of the problem, not the cause. 

Donald Trump isn’t just a bad apple. He’s rotten and he’s choking our country.

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Flying Uglies



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Full Disclosure. I drew a “fly, my pretties” cartoon last April. I was concerned it may be too soon for a repeat but one of my amazing proofers, Laura, told me, “April was forever ago and this is good.” Honestly, I went with this because I liked the phrase, “Fly, my uglies” too much.

The same people who will tell you Donald Trump is not a racist will also tell you he’s not inciting violence in America’s cities. More to the point…in cities Donald Trump likes to label “Democrat-run cities.” Donald Trump is a troll.

While it’s horrible that a person, a Trump supporter, was killed in Portland, it was Donald Trump who sent him there. A caravan of Trump supporters in pickup trucks assembled in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, on Saturday night. Then, they took to the city to shoot paint balls at Black Lives Matter protesters. There has been no condemnation of this by Trump or Republicans. Don’t expect liberals to start calling the murderer in Portland a hero or start a GoFundMe campaign for his legal defense.

Donald Trump is tweeting for Joe Biden to disavow “Antifa” violence. Donald Trump has not disavowed violence from his people. He has not disavowed his fucknuts trucking through Portland shooting paint balls at people, which is an assault, by the way. He has not disavowed Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who came from out of state to slaughter black people with an automatic weapon.

Joe Biden has disavowed violence. Yesterday, he criticized it on both sides.

Biden said, “I condemn this violence unequivocally. I condemn violence of every kind by anyone, whether on the left or the right. And I challenge Donald Trump to do the same. It does not matter if you find the political views of your opponents abhorrent, any loss of life is a tragedy. Today there is another family grieving in America, and Jill and I offer our deepest condolences.” Donald Trump has not met that challenge, instead tweeting, “Law and order” and “MAGA” multiple times. Donald Trump continues to tweet calling for Biden to disavow violence, which he has, while not doing so himself.

Violence is violence. There shouldn’t be left-wing or right-wing violence. Donald Trump sees violence and he decides which is on his side and which will help his reelection. Donald Trump is a horrible and vile human being.

Donald Trump plans to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin. The governor has asked him to stay away for now as Trump would just be a distraction and drain local resources for a presidential (sic) visit. Naturally, being a troll, Donald Trump still plans to visit Kenosha. Donald Trump will put lives in danger for a photo-op. Wait. We already knew that.

Any president before Donald Trump would be working to heal the nation, not fan the flames. Donald Trump doesn’t care about America. He believes these “Democrat-run cities” are not in his America. He’s warning of more violence in “Joe Biden’s America” if Biden wins the election. Trump is ignoring that cities in America are in America. These cities, Kenosha, Portland, Minneapolis, etc, are all in…wait for it…Donald Trump’s America. All this violence is happening right now in Donald Trump’s America.

In his 2016 acceptance speech, Donald Trump said, “a government that fails to defend the lives of its own citizens is a government unworthy to lead.” But again, Donald Trump doesn’t believe cities are in his country, or at the very least, they’re not his base.

Donald Trump is not trying to be our president (sic). He only wants to be president (sic) for his base. He’s the president for QAnon. He’s not even trying to win the popular vote. He’s just aiming for that 270. Who cares if the majority of the nation doesn’t want him to be president? All hail King Trump.

This man who tweeted in the past, “When the looting starts, that’s when the shooting starts,” is a troll. This is a man who has promised to pay legal expenses to any of his supporters who would assault a protester at his hate rallies. This is a man who has called protesters “terrorists.” This is a man who teargassed a crowd for a photo-op. Kellyanne Conway explicitly stated that violence in the cities is good for the Trump campaign.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is catching heat for criticizing Donald Trump for inciting the violence. Many think he needs to be working with Trump. But when cities and states reject Trump’s offer of federal help, what they are rejecting are Donald Trump’s goons.

But Wheeler was right in calling Trump out for what he is. We can’t coddle this orange troll any longer. Wheeler is being criticized for stating the truth.

The Portland Mayor said, “Do you seriously wonder, Mr. President, why this is the first time in decades that America has seen this level of violence? It’s you who have created the hate and the division.”

Even before he was done speaking, Trump was trolling him on Twitter.

Joe Biden said, “Trump may believe tweeting about law and order makes him strong, but his failure to call on his supporters to stop seeking conflict shows just how weak he is.” He also said, “He may think that war in our streets is good for his reelection chances, but that is not presidential leadership or even basic human compassion.”

Donald Trump is a weak little man. In fact, he’s a baby who needs a sippy cup. Donald Trump will allow America to burn for his own self interest and what makes that worse is he has supporters who refuse to see that obvious fact.

Donald Trump is the most divisive figure in American history and Wheeler is correct for calling him out on it. Donald Trump, the worst president in American history, will destroy this country for his own selfish needs. If he wins, his destruction will carry on. If he loses, expect him to incite his flying uglies even further.

Donald Trump is destroying our country.

Note: The “Flying Uglies” would be kick-ass name for a punk band.

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Kenosha


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Sometimes I’ll draw a cartoon knowing full well most of my clients won’t run it. OK, it’s more than sometimes I do that. But sometimes, you have to say something others are afraid to.

Usually, when a cop does something that outrageous America and the police have to actually accept what that cop did was wrong, they like to refer to him as a bad apple. But it’s not individual cops that are the root of the problem of systemic racism among the nation’s police departments.

When a black CNN reporter was arrested for doing his job in Minneapolis, the arresting police department issued a statement saying they couldn’t verify his credentials. Never mind the fact he had his credentials on him, there was a camera crew with him, and he was live on the air when they arrested him. It was not a “bad apple” that issued that lying statement. It was the entire department.

When a Buffalo cop shoved an old man to the ground, cracking his head open, the cop was punished. Fifty seven other cops resigned from that volunteer task force in protest of the punishment. That was not one “bad apple.” It was 58.

When cops murdered George Floyd, it wasn’t one cop who refused to arrest them for an entire week. It was the department.

Today, it’s the Kenosha Police Department that’s still refusing to arrest the cop who shot Jacob Blake in the back seven times in front of his children.

It’s the Kenosha police union, not one cop, saying Blake had a knife, justifying being shot in the back seven times. A knife on the floorboard on the passenger side of his car…when he was shot seven times in the back on the outside of the driver’s side of his car.

It’s the Kenosha police union, not one cop, arguing Blake was a bad man and a wanted fugitive, as though that justifies being shot in the back seven times.

It’s the Kenosha police who decided Jacob Blake was such a danger to society, even though he was handicapped from the waist down from being shot seven times in the back by a cop, that he needed to be shackled to his hospital bed.

It was the Kenosha police who tossed water bottles to armed militia men patrolling their streets, pretending they were there to protect businesses. It was the Kenosha police who thanked these militia men even though their chief said they weren’t wanted.

It was Kenosha police who thanked and gave water to a white 17-year-old out-of-state vigilante.

It was Kenosha police who decided to drive past that white 17-year-old out-of-state vigilante after he had shot three people and killed two of them. It was Kenosha police who decided to let him go without question despite bystanders screaming at them that the white 17-year-old out-of-state vigilante had just murdered someone.

It was the chief of police who defended that murdering white 17-year-old out-of-state vigilante by saying he was “resolving” a problem.

It’s a white president refusing to say anything critical about that murdering white 17-year-old out-of-state vigilante while he continues to call peaceful protesters “terrorists.”

It’s white Trump supporters and Fox News glorifying and defending that murdering white 17-year-old out-of-state vigilante.

It’s white Trump supporters and Fox News glorifying and defending a terrorist.

The Kenosha Police Department has a LOT of explaining to do. America’s police departments have a LOT of explaining to do.

And in honor of Chadwick Boseman, Wakanda forever!

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Kenosha Commotion


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With a cult following as stupid, racist, and reactionary as Donald Trump’s, it’s very dangerous when he encourages division and violence. Donald Trump telegraphs his people to incite violence and other times, he’s not saying it clear.

Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old black man was shot in the back at least seven times by the Kenosha, Wisconsin Police Department. For you Trump cultists out there, it doesn’t matter if he had a criminal history. It doesn’t matter if there was a warrant for his arrest. It doesn’t matter if he resisted arrest. Police do not have the right to use lethal force on unarmed people who aren’t posing a threat. The cops shot him in front of children.

For the past few days, there have been protests in Kenosha. Yes, there has been violence and destruction. Now, inject white gun-toting militia men posing as vigilantes and you have a recipe for a disaster. What does this have to do with Donald Trump? Everything.

Last night during the Trump hate convention, I only heard Jacob Blake’s name once. Melania mentioned unrest in the streets but all she said about that was an acknowledgement of it.

Also from last night, armed militia men took to the streets in Kenosha, killed two people and injured at least one. There is a video of a white man running down the street with an AR-15 type weapon, who stops, turns, and starts shooting at protesters. There are reports that when he ran by cops, he put his arms in the air to surrender, and they cops ignored him and let him go. This is why there are riots.

When police apprehended George Floyd for trying to cash a counterfeit $20 bill, they killed him. When they apprehended Eric Garner for selling loose cigarettes, they killed him. They killed Breonna Taylor while she was in bed and they were looking for someone else. When they captured white shooter Dylann Roof who had just executed nine black people in a church, the cops took him to Burger King. And when they see a white man running down the street right after he had shot into a crowd of black people, they let him keep running.

Can you start to appreciate why there are calls to defund the police? Don’t you see there are different systems of treatment and justice for white and black people?

And yes, Donald Trump approves of this. He instigated what happened last night.

Last April, Donald Trump encouraged armed men to storm the state capitol building in Lansing, Michigan. He tweeted to loyal base of racists, “Liberate Michigan.” He also tried to stir up violence in other states with Democratic governors when he tweeted, “Liberate Minnesota” and “Liberate Virginia.”

During this week’s convention, the hate and fear is widespread. Other than Melania, every speaker has promised doom and gloom if Donald Trump loses the election. They’re lying while warning the nation will erupt in violence in Joe Biden’s America. Why, the cities will burn in Joe Biden’s America…and to argue their case, they use footage from Donald Trump’s America.

During the convention, they brought out the gun-toting Missouri couple, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who took to their lawn with weapons, she with a pistol and him with an AR-15 type weapon, to point them at black people walking on the sidewalk in front of their home. They claim they were protecting their home from the people walking down the sidewalk. The McCloskeys warned what happened to them could happen to anybody in America…..you know, any white person in America. 

The Republicans are making heroes out of this couple, currently being charged for pointing guns at people, for pointing guns at innocent and peaceful protesters. In bringing them out and putting them on TV endorsing Donald Trump, the Republican Party is endorsing armed militias to take to the streets.

In addition, Donald Trump is warning if he loses, black people may move into your white suburb.

The armed goons in Kenosha weren’t protecting anything. You don’t protect property by running down the street shooting at people. Many of the armed goons aren’t protecting their homes and businesses because they’re not from Kenosha. These goons saw an opportunity to walk around with guns to overcompensate for their tiny penises, to feel good about being asshole Republicans, and maybe if they’re lucky, get to shoot some black people. And ya’ know, the cops in Kenosha just might let them get away with it. How many black men running down the street with semi-automatic weapons do you think the Kenosha police let go last night? 

What’s going on in Kenosha is a result from a message of hate, fear, racism, destruction, and gun violence.

Donald Trump approves that message. What happened last night happened in Donald Trump’s America.

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Diverse Convention


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On the first night of the Republican convention, the GOP rolled out minority speakers, you know…whenever a Trump wasn’t speaking.

There was Tim Scott, Nikki Haley, a black guy here, a Cuban there, and a Puerto Rican who is a true Trumpista because she doesn’t know Puerto Rico is a part of the United States. Seriously, Kimberly Guilfoyle, you’re not a “first-generation American” and you’re not an immigrant.

When speaking of the black vote, Republicans’ key word is “plantation.” Isn’t that kinda racist to look at a black person and think “plantation?” They say black Republicans got off the plantation by not voting for the Democratic Party anymore. They scream about being free thinkers while speaking at a convention where the entire platform directive is to worship Trump.

Donald Trump and his campaign say he’s going to improve his black vote from 2016. Well he had better because it doesn’t get much worse than 8 percent which is what he got in 2016. Any bets he does any better? From last night’s convention, despite the showing of non-white support, I’m going to say, “No.”

Why? Because while they had non-whites speaking, they had a hateful message. For example, they brought out the idiot gun-toting couple who was frightened by black people walking down their street. So they went outside with mustard stains on their shirts and screamed at pedestrians who were not on their property, all the while pointing loaded weapons at them. They’re aghast they have been charged with crimes because pointing guns at scary black people should be legal. But their main message was, this could happen anywhere in America.

Yes, the Republican Party is warning that if Joe Biden is elected, in addition to outlawing religion, burning down your church, outlawing free thinking, and implementing a communist agenda throughout the nation, a black person may one day walk past your house.

Donald Trump’s message is even worse. He’s warning that if Joe Biden is elected, a black family might buy the house next door in your suburbs. If they do, say hi.

But this president who praises and retweets Nazis, hires white nationalists, says “send them back,” and tweets “white power” isn’t a racist and will increase his black vote.

If you want to believe Donald Trump isn’t a racist, but want to buy that all those non-white speakers is proof, then I recommend watching the rest of the convention on mute…especially if Don Jr’s girlfriend speaks again. Republicans have yet to figure out that they need more black people in their party than just the ones they put on TV.

And for all the words said at this Republican convention, those you won’t hear are “Jacob Blake” and “black lives matter.”

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Suburban Dreams


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Once again, Donald Trump is telling his base he’s a racist while unconvincingly telling the rest of us he’s not. But, when someone like Donald Trump tells you who he is, believe him.

Last night, South Carolina Representative James Clyburn told Chris Cuomo on CNN that he couldn’t determine if Donald Trump hates people who look like him, but he knows Donald Trump doesn’t respect people who look like him. As Clyburn explained, you can hate someone you perceive is above you or on your level, but you disrespect those you deem beneath you.

Clyburn’s theory is a good one because Donald Trump has demonstrated he only respects himself and people like Vladimir Putin. In fact, he’s deathly afraid of Vladimir Putin. But the disrespect theory lines up with explaining why Trump hires black people and at least pretends one or two of them are his friends. When someone like Herman Cain puts his life on the line to cater to Donald Trump’s politicization of the coronavirus, that’s not something to respect. People don’t respect people who kiss their ass, even if it kills the asskissers.

The black friend defense for Donald Trump, and pointing out he put Ben Carson in his cabinet, fizzles when you point out Strom Thurmond slept with back women. Hiring Ben Carson doesn’t mean Donald Trump respects him. Donald Trump could be fucking Ben Carson and still not have any respect for him.

But if Donald Trump doesn’t hate black people (get that Trump/Carson image out of your head), he definitely disrespects them and is using racism as a wedge issue to cater to his racist base. As some have pointed out, he doesn’t care about the Confederate flag, monuments, or bases named after treasonous generals who fought against the United States to preserve slavery. For Trump, it’s just a tool. Why would a New Yorker care about Confederate statues? Even Queens resident Archie Bunker, who flipped out over the Jeffersons living next door before they moved on up, probably didn’t care about Confederate statues.

Last Wednesday, Donald Trump made an appeal to suburban voters, a group he’s losing. In doing so, he made a racist pitch in a tweet. Donald Trump tweeted, “I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood…” He continued it into a second tweet, “…Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!”

Donald Trump is trying to save the suburban housewives of America by telling them to “enjoy” the lack of diversity in their neighborhoods. To “enjoy” their home prices not falling because of black people moving in. The thing is, they’ve already moved in. When you knock on that door, there’s no guarantee a white person will answer it. Donald Trump will be like the racist delivery guy in Next Friday.

Suburbia was the refuge for white Americans fleeing cities and integration. Why, there won’t be any black kids at your kid’s school if there aren’t any black kids in the school district (Oops. There was bussing). But today, the suburbs aren’t just white anymore. They’re also not just middle and upper income. Poverty has also hit the suburbs.

Donald Trump is out of touch with the suburbs if he envisions them the way his father did. The suburbs are no longer strictly white. They can’t be stereotyped like Leave it to Beaver. In fact, June Cleaver speaks Jive.

It’s understandable Donald Trump is out of touch with the suburbs because he’s probably never been to one. But he is in touch with trying to keep property values up by using his racism. Back when he was a private citizen doing his small part to destroy the country, before he became president (sic) and started doing his large part to destroy the country, Donald Trump was sued by the Justice Department for discriminating by refusing to rent to black tenants. The Justice Department sued him…twice.

Donald Trump is a racist. He’s telling white America he’ll keep the black people from moving in next door, or as he likes to say it, “the blacks.” But being an official white guy, I hear more complaints about assholes living next door than I do about anyone’s race. I can also tell you from personal experience, the best neighborhoods I’ve lived in have been diverse. America is now a place where it’s not just the neighborhoods that are diverse, but families are too.  Why would I worry about blacks and Latino people living next door when I have black and Latino people in my family? My nightmare would be living next to someone who flies a Trump flag. Ew. You know they don’t recycle.

It’s the emerging diversity of this nation that scares Donald Trump and his base. They believe their white privilege is in danger and as more rights are extended to people who don’t look like them, somehow it threatens their rights. Maybe it just threatens our privilege (yes, I have it too). What’s scares them and can’t be stopped now is in the future, white will no longer be the majority. We’re already at the point the only way whites control Congress is by gerrymandering and voter suppression. The only way someone racist like Trump can be elected president is through the racist antiquated electoral college.

Leave it to Beaver is not the representation of the neighborhoods of Donald Trump’s supporters. No, it’s the St. Louis couple on their lawn with automatic weapons because black people are walking by their house. It’s their defense of being in danger because pedestrians were black. That’s Donald Trump’s America.

In 2016, America showed us it’s a lot more racist than we believed. It was enlightening and frightening. Hopefully, 2020 will show us it’s not as racist. Donald Trump is betting all his racist cards that it is.

That’s because Donald Trump is a racist and the last thing I want is to live in a neighborhood full of Trump supporters. That’ll drive the property values down and really keep the good people out.

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Racing The Racist


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Donald Trump is a racist.

Yesterday, Donald Trump went on a racist tweet binge. In addition to his usual “China Virus” tweets, he went after the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians for considering changing their racist names and tweeted, “Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!” And, he went after NASCAR and the sport’s only black driver, Bubba Wallace.

Last month after NASCAR banned the hate flag from all its events, a noose was found in the garage of Wallace’s team. There was an investigation by the FBI which determined the noose was left there from last season and used as a rope pulley-thingy for the garage door…the electric garage door. But before they came to that determination, NASCAR and all the drivers stood in support for Wallace and held a demonstration against hate. Racist hated that. They saw it as another threat to their white privilege.

Trump tweeted, “Has Bubba Wallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX? That & Flag decision has caused lowest ratings EVER!”

No. Bubba Wallace never did apologize for that. Why? Because he doesn’t owe anyone an apology. Bubba didn’t do anything. While Trump and his spokesgoon are calling the noose incident a “hoax,” and yesterday Kaleigh McEnany, who promised she’d never lie to us, compared it to the Jussie Smollett incident, this was not a hoax.

There was a noose in Bubba Wallace’s garage. Bubba Wallace didn’t put it there or even see it. NASCAR discovered the noose and informed him. Even the FBI used the term “noose” to describe it. Why? Because it was a noose. And while saying it was there from last year, that’s not very reassuring. Why was it ever cool to hang nooses in NASCAR? According to the FBI, it wasn’t a hate noose, instead, just your average everyday common garage noose.

Also, there are over 1,100 garages at NASCAR venues. Only one had a noose in it. And out of over 1,100  garages, they gave the only one that had a noose in it to the ONLY black guy? I’m not into conspiracy theories but I am into facts. Those are the facts.

Donald Trump’s other racist contention was the Confederate flag being banned from NASCAR. McEnany said he wasn’t taking a position on it, yet he clearly did in his tweet. If racist Trump wasn’t taking a position, then why did he lie about the ratings and blame it on the hate flag being removed?

Donald Trump is a racist and he’s putting all his eggs into one basket of racist deplorables. But even NASCAR realizes the racist redneck base is shrinking and they’re appealing to a wider fan base. Donald Trump is refusing to do that. While Donald Trump bitches about fictional ratings, he should look at real polls. If polls were ratings, and they are, Donald Trump’s ratings are in the gutter…just like his politics.

If Donald Trump had a race car, it would have Pepe the Frog on it. Donald Trump is sponsored by hate. White supremacists and neo-Nazis love him. The hate conspiracy and online forums, 4chan and Qanon are working to reelect Trump. Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and Laura Ingraham, the Eva Braun of cable news, love him. Donald Trump is their champion.

Every day, Donald Trump tells his supporters he’s a racist while at the same time, telling the rest of us he’s not. While he tweets support for the Confederate flag, spokesgoon McEnany says he hasn’t taken a position. Beyond the lie, also note she didn’t state he opposes the flag. He is a racist.

But we should also take note of who else is sponsoring his hate…so we can make sure we aren’t inadvertently sponsoring his racism by supporting those corporations. Corporations like Taco Bell, Jimmy John’s, WWE, Equinox, Bubba Gump, Marvel, Joe’s Crab Shack, Shell Oil, Nathan’s Famous, Estee Lauder, UFC, Molson Coors, Lending Tree, Hobby Lobby, CVS, Planet Fitness, LL Bean, Wendy’s, and Chick-fil-A. These are only a portion of them. Google people.

And when you see ads on my site for Donald Trump, that’s not me or WordPress supporting him. That’s his campaign buying ads and wasting money on an audience that will never support him. I don’t control the ads so stop screaming at me, fuckers.

Donald Trump is revving his engine, spinning his tires, and blowing smoke for racism. Make sure you’re not putting gas in his tank.

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