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Joan Rivers’ Racism Appears To Make No Difference In Her Love By Hollywood & Fans August 31, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 11:18 am

Originally posted on MJ Rosenberg On Everything:

I don’t understand it.

Joan Rivers is an an Arab (Muslim?) hater. See this. And this.  And this.  And this and this on Mrs. Obama although Michelle is not Muslim).

Nonetheless, as she fights for her life in a New York hospital (I hope she pulls through but, sadly, that  seems unlikely) she is being lauded by Hollywood and fans in general as if she was Mother Teresa.

I don’t get it. If she was openly anti-semitic or racist, her career would have ended years ago. Same if she was homophobic.

And no one would excuse her on the grounds that she is a comedian. Although comedians are free to mock their own ethnic or racial group, they do not get a pass on slurs against other groups on the grounds that they are joking. They can apologize and move on but any comedian who dug in (as…

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“This is exasperating!” Boy has priceless reaction when he learns Mom’s expecting August 29, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 9:37 am

Originally posted on WHNT.com:

Goodness gracious — this little guy isn’t exactly thrilled to have a new brother or sister coming along!

In a post on her Facebook page, Shanee Gibson Hart said she and her husband had been keeping the secret from Tre. The camera was recording when Shanee told Tre and his little sister they were going to have another sibling.

Tre’s reaction? “This is exasperating! What were you thinking? This makes no sense!”

The video gets more and more entertaining as the little boy tries to rationalize with him mom why the family doesn’t need another baby.

The video she posted on Facebook has gotten more than 163,000 shares.

Watch in the video player above.

Tre, hang in there. You might just like him or her. And maybe you’ll get those earplugs.

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‘Girlfriend Intervention’ is a terrible show August 28, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 6:11 pm

jerzygirl45:

Why in the hell would you take life advice from Tanisha from The Bad Girls Club?

Originally posted on theGrio:

Lifetime channel premiered its latest show, Girlfriend Intervention last night, and it lived up to all the side-eyes people were already giving it. The show takes a white woman who feels downtrodden about her look and her life and connects her to four fairy black girlfriends.

The four are Nikki Chu (interior designer), Tracy Balan (hairstylist and makeup artist), Tiffiny Young (stylist) and Tanisha Thomas (soul coach).

The show’s tagline is “Trapped inside of every white girl is a strong black woman ready to bust out.”

Let me find out that our souls have been kidnapped by unaware white women. Let me find out!

Girlfriend Intervention doesn’t even try to act like it’s not a show that places the womanhood of Black and white women on some sort of scale. That in itself is insulting to every woman because it’s defining our behavior by our skin color.

The show’s message…

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Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr And Kurt Sutter Live-Blog The Emmys August 26, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 3:18 pm

Originally posted on Deadline:

MIKE FLEMING: So I am here at the lovely home of Sons Of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter to witness the pageantry of the 66th Prime Time Emmy Awards. I asked him to be my play by play partner because I have watched his show from moment one, and for my money, it is the best drama series that most consistently gets ignored by the Emmy voters. I figured that since he is going into the seventh and final season of a show that is headed towards an explosive conclusion, maybe this will be the year that voters show the Sons a little love. From Katey Sagal to Charlie Hunnam on down, there are great performances here, and I thought it high time for a reconsideration. Kurt, do you think that is possible?

KURT SUTTER:  You lost me at pageantry.

FLEMING: Well, then, what do you think of…

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Recipe: Garlicky Baked Cheese Grits August 23, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 6:20 pm

Originally posted on Being Shadoan:

Cheese grits are awesome. This is my adaptation of Paula Deen’s Baked Cheese Grits recipe. They’re great brunch food. I like to serve them with kale. But then again, what don’t I like to serve with kale?

Baked Cheese Grits (Serves 6):

Splash of olive oil
3-10 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1/2 c. chicken broth
1 1/2 c. light-colored beer, dry white wine or dry cider
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 c. regular grits or polenta
8 oz sharp cheddar, shredded
1/4 c. milk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup (1/2 a stick) butter, cut into pieces
4 oz grated sharp white cheddar

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8 or 9 inch pie tin, or other oven-safe vessel of similar volume.
  3. Heat the garlic and olive oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat, until the garlic is soft.
  4. Add the broth, beer, and Worcestershire sauce to the…

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I am racist, and so are you.

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 6:19 pm

Originally posted on Being Shadoan:

And the sooner we both acknowledge this, the sooner we can begin to address the problem. So let’s talk.

“Wait just a minute here, Rachel. You’re like, the least racist person I know. You’re always sharing stuff about race and racism. You couldn’t possibly be racist.”

Here’s the deal. Racism isn’t just guys in white robes and Paula Deen shouting racial slurs. Racism is subtle, racism is insidious, and our culture is so deeply steeped in it that it’s impossible to grow up in the US and not be racist. It’s a kind of brainwashing: a set of default configuration files that come with the culture. It’s a filter, built up from birth, that alters our perception of the world. (Literally–racial bias makes people see weapons that aren’t there.) Racism isn’t just conscious actions; it’s judgements that happen so fast that we may not even be aware of…

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Actor calls for ‘Bullet Bucket Challenge’ to raise awareness of gun violence August 22, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 5:50 pm

Originally posted on theGrio:

The ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” has taken over the Internet the last several weeks.

It’s to raise awareness about the debilitating Lou Gehrig’s disease (aka amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS) and raise money for the ALS Foundation.

You either dump icy water on yourself or you donate $100 to the ALS Association, and you tag friends to do the challenge. The viral challenge has raised over $25 million for the charity, which is great. Celebrities like Oprah, Tyler Perry, Will Smith and other A-listers have all done it.

Some people, however, don’t feel like caring about the “Ice Bucket Challenge” when there’s a warzone happening in Ferguson, Missouri.

After Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was gunned down in broad daylight by a cop who felt threatened, people have taken to the streets to protest. Ferguson police have handled this by using tear gas on protesters, shooting people with rubber bullets and…

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‘Sons of Anarchy’ Series Finale Date and Behind-the-Scenes Collector’s Book Announced August 20, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 1:42 pm

jerzygirl45:

Yeah … I may need do a kickstarter to buy this.

Originally posted on Variety:

The final season of “Sons of Anarchy” will premiere on FX in less than three weeks, and as the series finale date approaches, fans may start to feel an impending sense of separation anxiety from their favorite SAMCRO bikers. To preempt this, the show will release an official collector’s edition companion book after the finale airs on December 2.

Titled “Sons of Anarchy: The Official Collector’s Edition,” the hardcover book — which will be adorned with SAMCRO’s signature leather kutte — will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the series and all seven seasons, including what’s described as an “explosive” final episode. The book will also feature cast interviews; official photography; season overviews; stories behind the props, costumes, makeup, prosthetics and tattoos; a glossary of biker lingo and a guide to the bikes used in the show. Show creator Kurt Sutter has penned a special introduction for…

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A Letter of Peace August 19, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 10:17 pm

Originally posted on LifeByZen.... or something like it.:

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Dear Mike Brown,

We have never met and regretfully, no one will ever meet you in person again. My heart is in pieces as I write out these words. When I first heard about you, I learned you were set to start college the next day. I thought to myself how you were so young and full of promise. A full life was ahead of you… Was, were, all past tense that should have never been just yet. I want you to know that with all the chaos going on, I think of you daily and pray for your peace. Every day, I try my best to stay on top of the news but I find myself angry, disheartened, weary and frustrated. I feel like I can do more than just donating to bail funds or supplies for protesters speaking out on your behalf. Today, I realized, although small and…

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Captain Ron Johnson delivers powerful message to Michael Brown’s family August 18, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 4:33 pm

Originally posted on theGrio:

It’s no secret Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson has won over the community of Ferguson.

He’s been a staple at protests and demonstrations since Thursday — walking side by side with residents who feel Michael Brown was wrongfully killed at the hands of police.

Sunday, Johnson continued to endear himself to those still outraged by his death. Speaking at a “unity rally” at Greater Grace Church, Johnson apologized on behalf of the law enforcement community and offered his direct support of Michael Brown’s family.

He then delivered what sounded more like a sermon than a message.

“When this is over, I’m going to go into my son’s room … my black son,” Johnson said to applause. “[He] wears his pants sagging, wears his hat cocked to the side, got tattoos on his arm … but that’s my baby.”

Thousands attended the rally in Ferguson Sunday, and hundreds more were reportedly…

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