.@senatemajldr fell & fractured his shoulder. He’s been treated at hospital and released. pic.twitter.com/nrPIc1MMIL— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) August 4, 2019 Read the comment thread following this reporter's tweet announcing that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fell and broke his shoulder. Here's a sample from over 600 comments. So sweet. Perhaps an angry Highlands progressive could pretend to be a home nurse and throw his food tray on the floor. That wouldn't be the first time. A group of protesters led by Black Lives Matter activist Chanelle Helm posted this Facebook live video outside Mitch McConnell's home that included invectives like "fuck you, fuck your wife, fuck everything you stand for." Helm gave McConnell's address and encouraged others to shout at
THE GREATEST OF ALLLLLLLLLLLL TIIIIIIMMMMMMMME! Muhammad Ali was one of the most beloved, most hated, most intriguing figures in American history. A new book by Jonathan Eig is perhaps the most thoroughly detailed, heavily researched looks at Ali's fascinating life. Growing up on Piper Court in Louisville's Glenafton subdivision, our next door neighbors were the Sadlos. Henry & Pat had six children (Henry Jr, Cathy, Frank, Susan, Linda, and Jim) and they treated the fourteen Meiners children as additional family members. Our homes were wide open for each other. We just walked in to find the Sadlo or Meiners we sought. That's how we rolled in the 60s and 70s. The above book passage gives great insight into
Yesterday's radio show delivered a triple punch of prominent Louisville activists amplifying their messages on 50,000 watt WHAS Radio. Dr. Ricky Jones always brings his A game. He dove headfirst into the issues of confederate statues, neo Nazis, and why Democrats are cowards. Plus, we sang a duet of Dixie. Chanelle Helm, one of Louisville's most noteworthy Black Lives Matter organizers, expounded upon her eye opening post "White People, Here are 10 Requests from Black Lives Matter" Director of the Fairness Campaign Chris Hartman followed up on his visit to the Kentucky Farm Bureau's state fair ham breakfast. For the sixth consecutive year, Hartman protested what he says are discriminatory policies toward LGBTQ citizens that are advanced by lobbyists for KFB. A sampling of
Neo-Nazis touting white supremacy are battling with anti-racism activists in hotspots across America. The upheaval is one of the ugliest chasms in the country's 241 year history. SURJ spokesman Andrew Stone Porter, a Ph.D. candidate at Vanderbilt University, spoke on my radio show about the need for white allies to join people of color and religious minorities to strengthen their position against white nationalists. We also talked about the push to remove Confederacy statues and the notion that monuments to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and King Louis XVI should also be considered for removal.
Millennial: "I don't judge people." Me: "You lock your door, don't you?" Millennial: "Yes." Me: "Then you're judging people, dipstick." Of course locking your door doesn't make you judgmental. It's a joke about sound judgment related to known threats in society, the same judgment needed to select your kid's school and the neighborhood you call home. Is comedy dead in a perpetually aggrieved society? Nope. It's just limited to self-deprecation or vilification of oppressive white dudes. The very black Chris Rock isn't allowed to excoriate faulty African Americans any longer. This brilliant comedy piece is 20 years old. Another masterful bit from Rock is entitled How to Not Get Your Ass Kicked By The Police. Today's #BlackLivesMatter hypersensitivity keeps Rock from doing this type of
Now that we've had a few days to exhale from the massacre of Dallas police officers by Micah Xavier Johnson (below) who said that he "wanted to kill white people...especially cops," let's bring in a mix of voices. WAPO: White America's worst nightmare - black men who sow disillusionment NY Times: data shows no bias in police shootings but more physical contact with African Americans NOLA: Baton Rouge police have a history of brutality toward blacks DO THE NUMBERS: Fewer black people are shot by police than white or Hispanic people; and the percentage of crimes by various races illustrates how police are more often patrolling African American neighborhoods DATA: The color of crime is another issue that must be part of the
Police officer deaths by gunfire in 2016 are up 63% from this same time last year. A sniper named Micah Xavier Johnson, who professed to wanting to kill white people (especially cops), murdered five police officers, shooting a total of 12 cops and 2 civilians during a Dallas rally protesting police violence. Johnson's online presence illustrated his rage toward white people. Apparently, no one noticed. The protest was a response to a pair of graphic police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana earlier in the week. After the Dallas police officers were assassinated, some people took joy in the actions of the shooter. A New York Times guest editorial posted hours before the Dallas shootings railed about police shootings of black
That's the "clean" version of Beyonce's song Formation, proving that producers can omit the vulgarity and still deliver the art. But what do old white working guys know about billionaire pop singer woes? The video wallows in anti-cop sentiment, and spotlights neglect and racism in the "formation" of the African American experience in the southern U.S. Powerful stuff! I'd bet there's some enlightening historical context to be shared among Beyonce's young female fans. Queen Bey is a 34-year-old superstar mother in a position to shape young minds. Let's sample some of these empowering and insightful lyrics: [Verse 1: Beyonce] "When he fuck me good I take his ass to Red Lobster, cause I slay When he fuck me good I take his ass to