So it’s alright for any man to do but it’s not alright for a woman? Really?
Maybe ya’ll should be thinking how Michelle Wolf is braver than any living man and can kick your ass twice ( and YES it’s OKAY to call out the bitches who stand by their CORRUPT men.):
The Michelle Wolf “performing at the White House Correspondents Dinner” 2018 Full Speech (C-span video) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
“I think what no one in this room wants to admit is that Trump has helped all of you. He couldn’t sell steaks or vodka or water or college or ties or Eric. But he has helped you,” said Wolf. “He’s helped you sell your papers and your books and your TV. You helped create this monster and now you’re profiting off of him. And if you’re going to profit off of Trump, you should at least give him some money because he doesn’t have any.” (~joke from Michelle Wolf at the White House Correspondents Dinner 2018)
Read about the backlash of criticism comedian Michelle Wolf has been facing after the White House Correspondents Dinner from NPR’s article here:
Comedian Kathy Griffin, who has herself been embroiled in controversy over her past comments about the president, took up Wolf’s defense and responded to Baker and other critics.
“Then don’t have a comic do a roast,”Griffin said on Twitter, “If you want to focus on the journalism do a boring awards show. Journalism is all about the 1st amendment..If you don’t see the import of what @michelleisawolf did tonight then you don’t get it.”
No matter what happens in life, I always find myself coming back to Michael Archie‘s WorkForce Comics. I cannot resist the purity of his voice and I LOVE his artwork. Although I have often misunderstood him and taken him to task, he always manages to bear with my fury, respect my dialogue, encourage my questions and ultimately he enlightens me. We have come to realize that we do not agree on everything, but that never diminishes the love. It’s beyond “tolerance” at this point. He is a gentle and kind soul on the planet and a real human being in the “online world” which is a rare treasure indeed. Altho his satire can be raw at times, he breaks down ego, challenges the status quo, and pokes us all where. . . sometimes the truth hurts while remaining a true blue friend. Ya’ll can and SHOULD send him sum luv and check out/or purchase his WorkForce Comics, Perfect Man graphic designs, T-shirts, Character mugs, and relax into his Music inspirations here:
Sun Ra was a highly productive jazz musician, composer, poet and bandleader best known for his “cosmic” philosophies on life and music, and for leading his musical ensemble, the Arkestra.
Famed jazz musician, composer, poet and bandleader Sun Ra was born on May 22, 1914, in Birmingham, Alabama. He began performing professionally as a teen and, after moving to Chicago in 1945, immersed himself in jazz and the blues. Along the way, Sun Ra was influenced by space, religion and radical social movements—all of which found their way into his music. A prolific composer and record label owner, he took to wearing colorful, outlandish costumes with his band members.
Born Herman Poole Blount on May 22, 1914, in Birmingham, Alabama, Sun Ra had an affinity for the piano at a very young age. Ra, who came from a religious family, began performing with other musicians as a teen. In addition to playing with a wide range of musicians from different genres, he wrote and produced songs. After moving to Chicago in 1945, Ra gained important experience working with a growing number of blues and jazz singers, composers and bandleaders, including Wynonie Harris, Fletcher Henderson and Coleman Hawkins.
Chicago also exposed Ra to an African-American intelligentsia and a hotbed of political activism. These religious, cultural and political influences found their way into his music.
In 1952, Ra officially changed his name to Le Sony’r Ra (he also performed under the names Sonny Lee and Le Sonra) while continuing to compose and work with a wide range of jazz practitioners. He also started a record label, Saturn Records, inspired by his love and respect of astronomy as well as the growing influence of spirituality in his life and music. Also in the ’50s, Ra and his band, widely known as the Arkestra (a riff on “orchestra”) began wearing ornate, outlandish costumes in performance—a further manifestation of Ra’s spiritual and theatrical nature.
Performances often included free expression, drum choirs and dancers, and sometimes even acrobats. In The New York Times’ obituary of Ra, writer Peter Watrous noted that the performer’s “willingness to play almost anywhere, from jazz clubs to Egyptian pyramids, from Lower East Side dives with huge 50-member bands, to Coney Island with John Cage, allied him with early performance artists. His career argues persuasively against limitations.”
Ra’s reputation as an Afro-eccentric charlatan-genius in the tradition of Marcus Garvey or Elijah Muhammad led to him becoming one of the 20th century’s greatest avant-garde musician-composers.
But Ra’s skills as an exceptional pianist and composer, always aligned with the swing jazz and blues traditions, never waivered. He also played the organ, harpsichord, celesta and Moog synthesizer. He remained a great innovator, moving to New York in 1961 and to Philadelphia in 1970, and absorbing the spiritual and creative energies of those cities and distilling them into his music. Ra’s extensive discography of studio and live recordings continues to be a reference point for established and up-and-coming jazz musicians and composers.
The Sun Ra “Nuclear War” (music audio) is being posted here FOR NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES. Special thanks and a shout out to Scott for sharing this last night!!!
Sun Ra “Nuclear War” (not entirely complete) LYRICS:
[Sun Ra] Nuclear war [Arkestra] Yeah [Sun Ra] Nuclear war [Arkestra] Yeah [Sun Ra] They talkin’ about [Arkestra] Yeah [Sun Ra] Nuclear war [Arkestra] Yeah [Sun Ra] Nuclear war [Arkestra] Yeah [Sun Ra] They talkin’ about [Arkestra] Yeah
[Sun Ra] It’s a motherfucker Don’t you know They talkin’ about Nuclear war [Arkestra] Yeah [Sun Ra] They talkin’ about [Arkestra] Yeah [Sun Ra] Nuclear war [Arkestra] Yeah
[Sun Ra] It’s a motherfucker Don’t you know [Arkestra] If they push the button Your ass gotta go
[Everyone] This motherfucker Don’t you know If they push the button Your ass gotta go
They pushin’ the button First comes the heat Then comes the blast Radiation Mutation Nuclear war Yeah Nuclear war Yeah Nuclear war Yeah They pushin’ the button They pushin’ the button It takes 3 seconds Burned trees And deadly fire They pushin’ the button They pushin’ the button
Lobbyists work against opiate reforms (Geoff Mulvihill, Liz Essley Whyte and Ben Wieder, Associated Press and Center for Public Integrity 9:21 a.m. EDT September 19, 2016)
Makers of prescription painkillers have hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions
The makers of prescription painkillers have adopted a 50-state strategy that includes hundreds of lobbyists and millions in campaign contributions to help kill or weaken measures aimed at stemming the tide of prescription opioids, the drugs at the heart of a crisis that has cost 165,000 Americans their lives and pushed countless more to crippling addiction.
The drugmakers vow they’re combatting the addiction epidemic, but the Associated Press and the Center for Public Integrity found that they often employ a statehouse playbook of delay and defend that includes funding advocacy groups that use the veneer of independence to fight limits on their drugs, such as OxyContin; Vicodin; and fentanyl, the narcotic linked to Prince’s death.
The industry and its allies spent more than $880 million nationwide on lobbying and campaign contributions from 2006 through 2015 – more than 200 times what those advocating for stricter policies spent and eight times more than the influential gun lobby recorded for similar activities during that same period, the AP and Center for Public Integrity found. (to read the complete AP Sourced article click on: Delaware Online )