An alarm box was muted, and a knife-carrying intruder managed to run through much of mansion’s first floor.
This is crazy.
This dude just hops over the white house fence with a knife and sprints into the house. He made it within a half-flight of steps to the first family’s living quarters.
Their security team should be embarrassed.
NPR reported about it this morning. They also said that a shooter drove up to the white house and fired off 7 shots. Obama and First Lady weren’t there, but Malia and her grandmother were. The head of security told officers to stand down It took 4 days for an investigation to launch after that.
They can kill our president off anytime they want to and ya’ll still just want to protest and reblog?
Sure, let us, colored people of tumblr, assemble from our civilian jobs. Let us all call off right now and drive down to the white house with an amass of funds that I’m sure you have since you suggested we do this thing.
Oh day care, we’ll need that. I’m sure you’ll handle that too. As well as food, lodging, health care. We’ll need lawyers because unlike those gunmen, when they see black people that close to the white house attempting to be the Black Panther party version of Obama’s security they will either kill us or arrest us all.
I know you got the weapons and the defense training we’ll need for that to happen right?
No? No money? No weapons? No whips? No lodging? You screaming do something like we can drop what we’re doing right now and just fire everyone that staff’s his security and take their jobs?
Get out of here breh. Always the loudest ones talking about do something and wake up that don’t have shit to say.
Do something within your own community. Don’t be childish.
Stop projecting and don’t assume. Saying “do something within your own community vague and accusatory as hell. You don’t know who you are talking to and who you are blogging with. There are various community leaders, teachers, parents, siblings, neighbors, all here that share what they learn here and work with people on a regular basis.
Listen, the revolution that you have been masturbating to from the 60’s and 70’s may never come back again. Everyone d People on tumblr are making impacts in their own way.
How do you expect to mobilize a people or encourage them to do anything by belittling them and antagonizing them via self righteous one liners?
If you really wanted people to “do something” you would provide links as to how, where, and by what means. That means links and resources. Come back when you have them and with a better attitude.
I was just chilling, chilling, minding my business (Yo Salt, I looked around and I couldn’t believe this!) on my couch with my favorite tattered blanket, some salted peanuts, Fritos, and a bag a sour cream and onion Ruffles, minding my business, getting ready for a night of Shonda Rhimes shows on ABC, which Brittney C Cooper, Ph.D. lovingly refers to as “Thursday Is the New Black.”
I had my Twitter fingers ready and EVERYTHING.
I’m not really a big fan of Grey’s Anatomy but I am a big fan of Chandra Wilson and Jesse Williams, so I watched it. Then, of course, Scandal was next and I knew I would, at some point, get my kee-kee’s from some read or another (and, of course, Kerry Washington didn’t disappoint; in one scene, Olivia got Abbey’s ass to and gether and I hollered).
But for me, the biggest excitement of the night was Viola Davis' debut in How to Get Away With Murder. As usual, Davis lit up the screen and commanded every scene she was in. The timbre of her voice, the certainty of her movements, the glow of her skin, and those bedroom eyes. She gave me life, death, and resurrection. They even allowed a black man to sexually pleasure a black woman in one scene. You know I thought that meant it was the Rapture, right? Because you know American institutions and audiences usually don’t want to see no love, no romance, no sex, no nothing unless there is at LEAST one white person involved. They especially don’t want to see two black people in any situation together unless it’s something pathological, fatal, or negative. So I imagine, from an American, white supremacist perspective, the murder gotten away with was that scene.
For me, the center of the televised universe was Black last night.
I imagine People.com felt the Blackness, too. Maybe that’s why they tried to re-center Whiteness by talking ‘bout some: “Waiting for @violadavis to break into “You is kind. You is smart. You is important. #HowtoGetAwaywithMurder”
So, here you have Ms. Davis serving law professor/lawyer realness at some made-up, prestigious institution of higher learning, and Whiteness is like, “When she gon’ be Mammy like I like?”
This is precisely why I don’t fuck with Hollywood like that.
This is precisely why mainstream Hollywood doesn’t get my coins for nathan.
This is why I am a STAUNCH supporter of African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM).
Because I’m not here for, nor do I feature, nan of the alabaster bullshit being passed through assholes into white toilet bowls.
Of course, Twitter gathered the fuck out of People and they issued the standard fauxpology: “We’re sorry if you were offended, but….”
But that “apology” wasn’t worth the white toilet paper it was written on.
The right apology would have sounded like, “We’re sorry indulging our anti-black racism. We’re firing our PR Twitter person and the rest of us are going to therapy and sensitivity training.”
Bah. Fuck People magazine.
They ALMOST fucked up my night.
But Viola, Kerry, Chandra, Jesse and ‘nem saved it.
(H/T Alex Hardy)
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I’m in such a major funk. Depression has set in like nobody’s business and as much as I tell myself that I need to shake it off, pull myself up by my bootstraps - the reality is I don’t have it in me right now. I haven’t been this bad off financially in a long time and it’s hard when I’m being told it’s all my fault. It’s hard that I’m seeking forgiveness from someone who I don’t know is really capable of giving it and each day is harder than the last. Sure, there are ok days, but the majority, since May, have been hard as fuck.
I went to the CVS to pick up prescriptions and used my debit card that had money set aside for other bills. Seems like a harmless mistake, right? Yea, well it should be but when the financial downfall of a relationship is yours to bare, something this small is HUGE.
The current job is a struggle. The job was oversold and is under-delivering. The money I was told I’d make is not there, hasn’t been and unless there is a major God-like intervention, won’t be anytime soon. My friend told me we’re all struggling right now…I know that to be true but for the longest time I wasn’t in that category - life was good. I feel like I’m being punished for my sins in so many ways.
I realize there are people out there with bigger problems and someone talking to me might be like, “Bitch, that shit is small.” But, it seems so big to me. I miss my dad like crazy - if he were here I could talk to him and he would make me feel better. Tell me I’m not a terrible person and that this too shall pass. It’s just not the same coming from anyone else.
So, I need to pick myself up. Dust myself off and hustle to make something happen. Praise God for an interview tomorrow where I would make more money right off the rip with a higher salary. Commissions right now would just be bonus. You ever feel like you’re being beaten and don’t deserve it? Well, I do deserve some pain but this is all just too much.
Apple’s iOS 8 is now available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
Hope you have nearly 5GB available
l still haven’t updated my stuff to 7 because I don’t have enough space….
I needed to hear this today.
omg i am laughing so hard at the Miss Universe costume category
you got poland lookin nice
Namibia workin it
Costa Rica goin big, what did you expect
Haiti fuckin rockin it
Great Britain got damn
Switzerland hell yeah
we had to be a fucking transformer
Police report from incident with Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
So I’m supposed to look at this incident report and say that because this man stole a box of swisher sweets that he deserved to die? This is shameful and where is the killer’s report on what happened? This is extreme bullshit.
Anonymous said: More than 700 people were killed in Syria in the last two days. Protestors are killed on site in Palestine by Hamas. Innocent children are killed in America. The world sucks and until everyone gets their heads out of their asses there will be no change. People need to stop worrying about religion or color of skin. People need to forget about stereotypes and stop being greedy and power hungry. People need to stop teaching their children to hate and instead teach them to coexist.