Blizzard of 2015: CNN’s Don Lemon Ridiculed on Twitter for his #BlizzardMobile

Juno 2015:  CNN's Don Lemon Ridiculed on Twitter for his #BlizzardMobile

Juno 2015: CNN’s Don Lemon Ridiculed on Twitter for his #BlizzardMobile (Photo Credit: Twitter via @AirlineFlyer)

#Blizzardof2015:  CNN’s Don Lemon (@DonLemon) was ridiculed on social media last night over his coverage of the “destructive” blizzard while driving around in his #BlizzardMobile and wearing his Canadian goose-down jacket. The media frenzy was just crazy. Even as the snow started to abate in Manhattan, Don Lemon was still going at it as though the worst was yet to come. Um, that worst never came. The metereologists got it wrong for New York City. The hardest hit was Suffolk County. New York City got about eight inches of snow, far less than the three feet predicted. So, the #Blizzardof2015 was a bust for New York City.

This isn’t the first time Don Lemon has been criticized for his coverage of breaking news. He was named one of the worst journalists of 2014 by the Columbia Journalism Review for his coverage of the Ferguson unrest stemming from the officer-involved shooting of Michael Brown.

Here’s are some of the tweet mocking Don Lemon for #Blizzardof2015 coverage:

Sarah Palin Thinks Son Standing on Dog is Overcoming a Stumbling Block

Sarah Palin Thinks Son Standing on Dog is Overcoming a Stumbling Block

Sarah Palin Thinks Son Standing on Dog is Overcoming a Stumbling Block

Sarah Palin thinks allowing her special needs son, Trig, to stand on the family dog to help wash dishes is turning a stumbling block into a stepping stone. Um, it’s called cruelty to animals. That was Palin’s first Facebook post of 2015. Imagine if Sasha or Malia Obama stood on their family dog when they were Trig Palin’s age?

Police: Julio Resto Killed Wife, Gloria Resto, During Argument Over Christmas Gift

Police:  Julio Resto Killed Wife, Gloria Resto, During Argument Over Christmas Gift

Police: Julio Resto Killed Wife, Gloria Resto, During Argument Over Christmas Gift (Photo Credit: Facebook)

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL:  Julio Resto, 51, pleaded guilty to the stabbing death of his wife, Gloria Resto, 42, after the two got into an argument over a Christmas gift, CBS Boston reports. He was ordered held without bail.

Police say Julio Resto tried to strangle his wife and then stabbed her to death with a kitchen knife in their Waltham, Mass., apartment early Wednesday morning.

Julio Resto told police his wife was upset with him because he did not buy her a Christmas gift. He then tried to commit suicide by stuffing a towel in the exhaust pipe of his car. That did not work.

Resto said he drove to Waltham police headquarters and shouted at police officers to “shoot me, I have nothing to live for. I just killed my wife,” CBS News reports.

 

Icelandair Hotel in Reykjavik Offers “Simply Scrumptious” Apartheid Cocktail

Icelandair Hotel in Reykjavik Offers "Simply Scrumptious" Apartheid Cocktail

Icelandair Hotel in Reykjavik Offers “Simply Scrumptious” Apartheid Cocktail

Icelandair came under fire for an “Apartheid” cocktail being offered at its Hotel Reykjavík Marina, Talking Points Memo reports.

According to TPM, the controversial cocktail was tweeted by user @AfricasaCountry showing the menu, which featured the “Aparttheid” cocktail made of vodka, stout liqueur, cream and roasted hazelnuts, to guests at Icelandair’s Hotel.

Icelandair thought the tweet was interesting and tweeted back that the “Apartheid” cocktail was “simply scrumptious.” Wow, really?

Then someone must have realized that was a really bad tweet to a drink mocking the plight of South Africans who lived their apartheid.

Pastor Edward James Dresses Horse in Wedding Dress to Protest Same-Sex Marriage

Pastor Edward James Dresses Horse in Wedding Dress to Protest Same-Sex Marriage

Pastor Edward James Dresses Horse in Wedding Dress to Protest Same-Sex Marriage (Photo credit: Video screengrab)

JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL: Mississippi pastor Edward James dressed a horse in a wedding dress and stood outside the federal courthouse to protest same sex marriage. Um, I didn’t realize a horse could consent to marriage in the same way as a gay or straight couple could.

WJTV  reports Pastor James, of Bertha Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Charlotte, thought of this ridiculous scheme all by himself in response to a federal decision to lift the ban on same-sex marriage in Mississippi was handed down in November.

“The horse is to show the ridiculous idea of two men getting married,” James said. He said,“I’m a Mississippian and I’m praying and hoping that we will remain a state that only recognizes marriage between a man and a woman.”

Edward James said, “I’ve had 100-percent support so far, thumbs up, tooting on the horns, I’ve even had a couple come out and give me a hug and hug the horse.” Oh well, it’s Mississippi.

Here’s the video of Pastor Edward James with his horse:

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Alan Keyes Says President Obama Wants to Become the Next Adolf Hitler

Alan Keyes Says President Obama Wants to Become the Next Adolf Hitler

Alan Keyes Says President Obama Wants to Become the Next Adolf Hitler (Photo Credit: Donkey Hotey)

Failed Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes appeared on “Trunews” on Tuesday, warning that President Obama is trying to become the next Adolf Hitler. Really?

Keyes told host Rick Wiles that while the government should follow God’s laws, Obama wants to become God and appoint himself Führer: “We are not, as citizens, always supposed to be trying to lift up some Fuhrer the way the Germans thought. Führer was their word for leader. They wanted to lift up some Führer who would dictate to their country the way Obama is trying to do now and tell us what to do.”

Keyes, who was Obama’s Republican opponent in the 2004 U.S. Senate race in Illinois, has repeatedly warned that Obama is becoming a Hitlerian dictator.

Decrying Obama’s “dictatorial actions,” Keyes accused the president of “importing” undocumented immigrants “in order to facilitate what I think is an overthrow of our Constitution.”

“We’re teetering, we’re more than teetering on the brink, I actually think we’re falling through the abyss, headed toward a rock bottom when our institutions will crumble the way the Twin Towers suddenly fell in that terrible day in 2001,” he said. Source: Right Wing Watch

Saratoga NY Cop Suspended After Intimidation Video Goes Viral

Saratoga NY Cop Suspended After Intimidation Video Goes Viral

Saratoga NY Cop Suspended After Intimidation Video Goes Viral (Photo Credit: Video Screengrab)

A Saratoga County officer was suspended without pay after a video surfaced online showing the officer hitting a civilian and threatening another during an interaction early Friday morning.

The video shows the officer violently coercing a man into waiving his Fourth Amendment rights, striking him and shouting, “You wanna f*ckin resist?” when the man refused to consent to a search.

He asked the officer, “You gonna slap me around?”

The officer responded, “Yeah. I’ll rip your f*ckin head off and sh*t down your throat.”

The Saratoga police issued a statement saying no charges have been filed against the officer for the “inappropriate interaction.”

According to the YouTube video post, the officer has been identified as “Saratoga County Sheriff Shawn R. Glans,” who demanded an “unwarranted search of Colin Fitch’s vehicle.”

Sean Kory Allegedly Attacks Victim Wearing Fox News Reporter Halloween Costume

Sean Kory Allegedly Attacks Victim Wearing Fox News Reporter Halloween Costume

Sean Kory Allegedly Attacks Victim Wearing Fox News Reporter Halloween Costume (Photo Credit: Santa Cruz PD)

Sean Kory, a Santa Cruz resident, was arrested for allegedly attacking a someone wearing a Fox News reporter Halloween costume Friday night.

Police said Sean Kory, 29, reportedly said “I hate Fox News” and then grabbed the victim’s microphone prop. He then attacked the victim with an aluminium tennis racket.

 

 

Bronx Bullies Chanting “Ebola” Attacked Senegalese Brothers at NYC School

Ousmane Drame: Bronx Bullies Chanting "Ebola" Attacked Sengalese Brothers

Ousmane Drame: Bronx Bullies Chanting “Ebola” Attacked Senegalese Brothers

SHAMEFUL: Ousmane Drame said his two sons, Pape and Amidou, was attacked by a group of bullies on the playground of Intermediate School 318 in the Bronx on Friday, who were chanting “Ebola.” Pure ignorance.

The brothers recently migrated to the U.S. from Senegal when they were viciously attacked at their Bronx school, the NY Daily News reports.

Senegal is not one of the West African countries considered as an Ebola hot zone. There has been no new cases reported in Senegal since late August. The Department of Education has launched an investigation.

 

Brazilians Blast Depiction of Black Women on “Sex and the N*ggaz” as Racist

Brazilians Blast Depiction of Black Women on "Sex and N*ggaz" as Racist

Brazilians Blast Depiction of Black Women on “Sex and the N*ggaz” as Racist

Reality television have spawned some ugly shows. The fact is, we are seeing the dumbing-down of television shows. The latest show being blasted is Brazil’s “Sex and the N*ggaz” for its depiction of black women. This is just too ratchet.

Here’s one the critiques from Media Diversified:

TV Channel Globo, one of the largest television networks in Brazil, is broadcasting a series called “Sexo e as Negas”. The series is an adaptation of Sex and the City, but this time with four Black actresses. The series has been written by the famous White actor, writer and producer Miguel Fallabella.

The very title of the series is itself hugely problematic, not only because race is the primary signifier of the women, but also because the terms are full of racist and gendered connotations, such as the vernacular Brazilian expression “I’m not your niggaz “. In racist discourses, Black women are those who work for sex, while the white woman is the woman who is worthy of romantic love, kindness and respect. These same dualities are repeated in “Sexo e as Negas”, where the main character is a white woman who seeks love, while the black women live only for sex, which reminds us of another Brazilian expression which also has its roots in slavery and has remained practically unchanged – “White women are for marriage, mulatas are for fu**ing and black women are for work”.

In the series the narrator is a white person. She is a voyeur; someone who is looking through a keyhole at the sexuality and the bodies of black women who can be raped and manipulated by structural whiteness, not only literally but also through cultural representation. Our existence is fetishised. We are on display for the white gaze. Moreover, even when the characters are placed in situations of explicit racism and sexism, they do not react. The women remain silent or dissolve into strange giggles. These women do not represent us.

The black feminist critique has gone straight to the heart of the matter, denouncing stereotypes and the symbolic violence of these representations where black women are both hypersexualized and passive in the face of racism and sexism. At Blogueiras Negras (or Black Bloggers, a blog written only by black women), we have an alternative series on our youtube channel where we have been able to express our anger. We have also started a National Boycott Movement of the series, including exposing the companies that have sponsored it, namely TIM , VIVO , Avon , Pedigree, Sadia , Itaú , Dermodex , AmBev.

The author of the series says he is an ally; someone who has struggled to discuss issues of blackness. The same author released a statement on his facebook trying to silence us while mocking our criticism, comparing himself to Spike Lee and calling black women who did not accept his work “bush captains” – a name for slave hunters in Brazil. His response included, “Oh! ni**az … give me a break”. On another occasion, Fallabella suggesed that our reaction was down to a sheer lack of intelligence

Watch a preview of “Sex and the N*ggaz, SMH:

Black Women of Brazil also had something to say:

Last night, the controversial new Globo TV series Sexo e as negas took its second episode on the air. The debate over this program has been all over the internet and in the streets even before it debuted last Tuesday night (16). But, as most English speakers don’t have access to the program and it is in Portuguese, many are probably in the dark as to what all of the fuss is about. With so many black women taking to the internet and the streets to voice their disgust with the program’s continuation of long held stereotypes about black women and sexuality, Globo TV has been pulling out of the stops to convince their viewers that there is nothing problematic about the program.