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Federal Workers Speak On How it Feels to Be Shut Down (Video)

Backs up against the wall, employed but not gainfully, this clip is representative of the employees and contractors NOT getting paid while President Trump and Congress are at a standstill over the Wall.

Okay. Actually, most everyone else in the situation (other Repubs and Dems in the Senate) are in agreement… at least to the extent we could reopen the government coffers and get these folks paychecks flowing again in the short-term. Now. It. Is. Just. Trump. President Trump. Alone. Standing on his Wall (um… slats… um, whatever)!

All the while. These people’s lives are in limbo. VICE reports (in the short above).

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President Trump Vs. U.S. Senate: Who Will Stop The Government Shutdown? (Video)

Anybody else get a little excited when a vid posts of super-woke, super-cute Angela Rye giving us the realness? It’s okay if it’s just me. Really. Alright enough from me. Let’s listen to Angela tell us how an extended President Trump tantrum will ultimately cause government workers to lose pay, put many U.S. citizens at risk (e.g. food inspections stop), and more.

Angela Rye Weighs In On The Government Shutdown, Trump’s Tantrums + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Wow! Hollywood Made This About ‘Trump’ And His Wall Idea In The 1950s (Video)

They knew about it in 1958. What? About Trump… the Wall… it all. Think it’s a joke? Maybe. But watch this eerily foreshadowy clip, and ask yourself what the protagonist asked the ‘authorities’… What are YOU gonna do about Trump?!

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How Criticizing The Israeli Government Got Marc Lamont Hill Fired (Video)

Wow. Okay, I am behind on the news scene. I had not seen him in the media recently, but I did not know dude got fired. Marc spills the how-and-why beans on that and more.

Marc Lamont Hill On Getting Fired From CNN, His Remarks On Palestine + More
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Cory Booker On Ebro’s Realness With Him, Legalizing Marijuana, And Former President Bush’s Passing (Video)

Of course, Cory Booker is an obvious name for the 2020 Presidential Nomination hat. But will he run though?

Senator Cory Booker steps up to Ebro in the Morning to discuss his possible presidential run, legalizing weed in New Jersey, the Kavanaugh hearings, Donald Trump, the passing of George H.W. Bush and more.
– HOT 97

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Netflix & Killer Mike Are Giving Us A “Trigger Warning” With No Due Respect (Trailer)

And wowww… How about Killer Kill From Adamsville is getting his Netflix and no-chill on, too! Killer Mike will have a six-part mini-series that is like… well… Hasan Minhaj meeting Sacha Baron Cohen at a WTF rally with Dr. Umar Johnson as the featured speaker.

“In six episodes, we explore the human condition using nontraditional approaches. Not everyone will agree with my methods (and some of what we’re putting out is f**king crazy), but this show is about embracing your freedom to challenge societal expectations and conformity. This show is as if an anarchist determined the status quo.”
Michael Render pka Killer Mike

“Trigger Warning With Killer Mike” debuts January 18, 2019, on Netflix.

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On ‘Amazon’ (Video)

Be ready to chuckle and be challenged, again, by a funny and thought-provoking comedy lecture by ‘Professor’ Hasan Minhaj.

On the latest Patriot Act, Hasan Minhaj dissects Amazon.com and the arguably questionable business practices it has used to grow from an e-bookstore into a powerful, multi-faceted corporation that controls a huge chunk of the online cloud. Hasan also examines whether our current antitrust laws might need an overhaul for the digital age.
– Patriot Act

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Ernie Isley & Chuck D Speak On ‘Fight The Power’ (Video)

Wondering if each of the respective generations of listeners of these versions of “Fight The Power” knows about the other… Bet they do. Kind of cool even if they don’t, since NPR put this doc together #YouMustLearn

NPR’s American Anthem series brings together two songwriters — Ernie Isley of The Isley Brothers and Chuck D of Public Enemy — whose respective versions of “Fight the Power” eyed the same struggle… Ridenhour would later take the stage name Chuck D, as the leader of the pioneering rap group Public Enemy. In 1989, he wrote his own “Fight the Power” for the film ‘Do the Right Thing.’ The movie is set on the hottest day of the summer in a Brooklyn neighborhood, where the temperature leads long-simmering racial tensions to boil over in the street.
– NPR Music

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Dick Cheney Had A ‘Different Understanding’ Of The Vice Presidency (Trailer)

Is somebody risking too much for real behind this? I mean… we know Cheney was the Veep to joke on… but you might find more ‘realness’ in this real funny trailer for “Vice.” Maybe a bit too real for the ‘shadow president.’ Check it.

(Don’t @ me haters, and Secret Service don’t come at me. Just a blogger blogging on a blog over here.)

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Eric Bischoff’s TEDxNaperville Talk On ‘The News Mimicking Pro Wrestling’ (Video)

Hang on through the beginning, speaker Eric Bischoff has some points to make. But like all good ‘sports entertainment’ there is a setup before the ‘real’ match gets started. And watch for the ‘swerve.’

Yes. The news is more like ‘rasslin than we thought. Let Eric explain.

Professional Wrestling and Political News Media have become the ultimate tag team, both utilizing the exact same techniques and formula’s for a very specific outcome. And the outcome is not what you think it is… In 1991, Turner Broadcasting’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW) recruited Eric as an on-camera talent. His entrepreneurial instincts and interests quickly propelled him from talent through the corporate ranks to become WCW’s President in 1998. Before leaving Turner Broadcasting in 1999, Eric had established WCW as the leader in the sports/entertainment category and is largely credited for re-inventing the professional wrestling genre. Eric also created the New World Order (nWo) brand for the TNT Network and was responsible for growing licensing, merchandising, pay-per-view, and live event business units by more than $325M. In 2002, he joining longtime competitor Vince McMahon to be an on-air character on the highly successful USA Network Series “RAW”.
– TEDx Talks

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Mississippi Elected A Racist Governor & Slavery Was Recently Abolished (Video)

See this? You might say it looks ridiculous? But you know what is ridiculous, but true? The last state did not legally abolish slavery until 1995. Surprised? That last state was Mississippi (still surprised). Hold your jokes. It was 20 years ago…

A segment from Michael Moore’s TV Nation (1994) that focuses on Mississippi finally getting around to ratifying the 13th amendment to the US constitution – 130 years later. Correspondent Rusty Cundieff races down to Mississippi to try to buy some slaves before the law goes into effect.
– KoalaFrog

But wait, wanna guess which state is having a runoff, now, in 2018 for a Senate seat between a Black Democrat and a White Republican… who PUBLICLY said she would attend a hanging… while she was campaigning???? Yeah, same state, M-I-crooked letter-W-T-F’n Mississippi!!

(Hit the jump.)

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John Oliver Drops His Own Version Of The 2018 ‘Wrap-Up’… A Segment On Authoritarianism (Video)

Plus a cameo from Neil deGrasse Tyson! Score for the last episode of the season!

John Oliver discusses the growing number of authoritarian leaders around the world, their common characteristics, and whether or not one of them is currently our president.
– Last Week Tonight

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On ‘Oil’ (Video)

YES! I am now an official fan and follower of Hasan Minhaj’s videos. Ah, Netflix… you had me with the Marvel content… but then you keep blessing with brilliance like this #PatriotAct

On the latest Patriot Act, Hasan Minhaj analyzes how America became the number one producer of oil in the world. Hasan examines how the fossil fuel industry and government, through its goal of “energy dominance,” are pushing for greater oil production and what that could mean for the environment.
– Patriot Act

This ‘Oil’ standup/lecture is an instant classic! As funny and provocative as Minhaj always is.

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Jayforce.com Has Joined The Fight For Freedom (Video)

Jayforce.com has become one of the founding members of “Building The North Star.”

171 years ago Frederick Douglass and Dr. Martin Delany started ‘The North Star’ as the leading abolitionist newspaper of the day. They spoke truth to power and unashamedly used journalism as a platform to fight for freedom. With the blessing and permission of the family of Frederick Douglass, we are rebuilding ‘The North Star.’
– The North Star News Group

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Activism: Porsche Nicole Kelly Takes The Stage And Speaks On A Lot Of Ridiculous Things That Are NOT Funny (Video)

All of these are jokes, but none of them are funny.

Stop her if you have heard this one. Wait. DO NOT STOP HER! Let the poetic activist Porsche Nicole Kelly speak on this: “So a guy walks into a bar…A priest, a rabbi, and a minister walk into a bar… A White man with a Glock walks into a church…” #Jokes #NotFunny

MORE PORSCHE NICOLE KELLY ON INSTAGRAM

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April Ryan To President Trump: “I’m Not A Loser” (Video)

Another “enemy” of the people Trump’s with a rebuttal. Get him sista. GET HIM! Yeezus! When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging. Unless you’re Trump – who, as Gloria Berger aptly declares that he is “just defining the Presidency downward… every single day.” Damn. Just. Damn.

CNN political analyst April Ryan responds to President Donald Trump’s comment in which he called her a “loser” who “doesn’t know what the she is doing.”
– CNN

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Comedy: ‘Jeff Bezos’ With A Message Full Of Shots For The President (Video)

Hahahaa! Extra funny because we’re in Atlanta (a place that Amazon was looking at for that new HQ). Extra EXTRA funny because this sketch’s got jokes that’ll probably make a certain U.S. President BIG MAD #SickBurn

Jeff Bezos (Steve Carell) responds to President Trump’s criticisms about the locations of Amazon’s new headquarters.
– Saturday Night Live

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On ‘Saudi Arabia’ (Video)

Wow! So this is what Hasan left Comedy Central to do. Flexing his woke muscles on stage on the world stage. There’s definitely an intentional ‘stand up’ feel to this show, but no joke. Dude is, and has always been, hella woke!

Hasan Minhaj tackles the reality of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s autocratic rule and, as a Muslim and an American, breaks down why the world should reassess its relationship with Saudi Arabia.
– Patriot Act

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Jim Acosta Speaks On His Confrontation With President Trump (Video)

Remember when the question kept coming up during Campaign 2016, “Does Donald Trump have the TEMPERAMENT to be President of the United States?” That part.

Answer… NO, he does not.

Even if he thinks reporters are asking unfair or disrespect questions, this is NOT how the leader of the free world should respond. Point. Blank. Period. That said, the reporters, Jim Acosta included, were just doing their jobs. Not as the ‘enemy’ but they are allies; necessary in keeping us informed about what The President and other officials are doing in our name. But don’t you worry about The President attacking members of the press. They can take care of themselves, especially on CNN.

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Candidate Stacey Abrams Speaks On Her Historic Campaign To Become Governor Of Georgia (Video)

If you have done so already, thank you. But now, and in the future, I gotta keep screaming, “VOTE DAMMIT!” Because it is so important. So beyond the “your ancestors fought and died for the rights you enjoy and have a duty to maintain and fight for” rhetoric. Get in that booth and get into true governance of these United States if you are a citizen. Nothing wrong with ‘making America great’ but if you don’t VOTE then the how, who, and what of that will be determined by those who do and who they elect. Point. Blank. Period.

That said, here’s a lady who wants every Georgia voter to check her box at the polls…

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams discusses her passion for criminal justice reform and her effort to get more people of color registered to vote.
– The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

#VoteDammit

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