Trump’s Fake Populism VS AT&T/Time Warner

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We dig into our news and comment as we tend to do and spend a little extra time on a Washington Post article.

It is an article about the AT&T – Time Warner merger. 

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Wine Cellar Live 3/13/18 With Phoenix And William
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Brianna Brochu, Charged With Harassing Former University Of Hartford Roommate, Gets Probation

Brianna-Brochu-800x445Brianna Brochu, the former University of Hartford student accused of harassing her roommate by smearing bodily fluid on the roommate’s backpack and tampering with other items, received a special form of probation Monday that could allow her to avoid a criminal record.

Her former roommate, Chennel “Jazzy” Rowe, attended Brochu’s hearing in Superior Court in Hartford and told Judge Omar Williams that she did not oppose Brochu’s request for accelerated rehabilitation. Brochu will have to perform 200 hours of community service — including 50 at a literacy organization in Greater Hartford and 50 at a social services group. If she completes those requirements and stays out of trouble, the charges of breach of peace and criminal mischief will be dismissed after two years.

Brochu, of Harwinton, must also have no contact with Rowe and submit to a mental health evaluation.

Rowe said she was traumatized by Brochu’s actions, which she called “acts of hate.” She said they resulted in nightmares, an inability to trust others and other difficulties that have caused her to delay her educational goals. “By giving her this second chance, I hope she will change her ways and finds love for all mankind no matter what race,” Rowe said.

Brochu’s lawyer, Thomas Stevens, apologized on her behalf and said Brochu had wanted to apologize and express her regret sooner but that he directed her not to out of concern over possible civil litigation. He said Brochu has lost her scholarship to attend the University of Hartford and a job she held at the time. Since then, she found another job and has been working to raise the money to pay his fee.

Stevens said Brochu is angry with herself for letting communication with Rowe break down and for reacting in anger to a perceived slight.

“With the consequences she has endured … death threats … she knows she made a mistake,” Stevens said.

The state did not take a position on the request for accelerated rehabilitation. Hartford State’s Attorney Gail Hardy defended her office from criticism for not filing hate crime charges. Brochu is white and Rowe is black. Hardy said she reviewed police reports, witness statements, viewed officers’ body cam video of the interviews with each witness and had police take a deep dive into Brochu’s social media history in search of any racist materials. Investigators found none, she said.

“We don’t bring charges for personal purposes, we don’t bring charges for political purposes … vindictiveness, or to respond to demands from the public,” Hardy said.

Brochu, who was expelled from the university, was charged by West Hartford police with breach of peace and criminal mischief. She previously pleaded not guilty.

Brochu told police that she did not have a good relationship with Rowe. She claimed Rowe was rude to her and posted videos online of her snoring to make fun of her.

The NAACP and others have publicly supported Rowe and had urged Hartford prosecutors to file a hate crime charge against Brochu.

Brochu told police she lashed out at Rowe and said she licked her plate, fork and spoon, put blood from a used tampon on her backpack, and mixed her lotions with other lotions from Rowe’s desk.

Rowe told police that Brochu “generally ignored her and treated her as a ghost,” according to the warrant for Brochu’s arrest. She had asked for a room change and was moving her belongings out of the room when Brochu’s Instagram post describing her alleged conduct surfaced.

Both women had asked the University of Hartford to give them different roommates.

Although Williams found that Brochu was deserving of the second chance offered by accelerated rehabilitation, he expressed astonishment at the pettiness of the disagreements that started the feud, such as the dorm room temperature. He said a day seated in a courtroom would help Brochu get a sense of the problems and challenges people are forced to overcome each day. And many would have gratefully leaped at the opportunity she had to attend college on a scholarship, the judge said.

And the price Brochu pays for her conduct will last long after her court case ends, Williams said. Friends, potential employers and even potential romantic partners will learn of Brochu’s conduct with a simple internet search, the judge said. Even her own children might one day learn about their mother’s misconduct.

“The internet has a long memory and you will have to do a lot of good to live down these allegations,” he said. The judge urged Brochu to embrace diversity and the opportunity it gives one to grow, to not waste her opportunity at a second chance and to move forward. “You can let this case define you or bury it beneath your accomplishments,” he said.

Outside court, state NAACP President Scot X. Esdaile repeated his view that Brochu should have been charged with a hate crime. “There’s a system for white people and there’s a system for black people,” he said. “That’s what we face every day.”

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Wine Cellar Live 3/12/18 With Phoenix And William

We lightly riff on the Faux Outrage by Benjamin and Anoa doing their best impression of 2016 TWIB as we do our typical news and comment.

They even make up their own word for “#BernieBros“… “Berniegressives”. 

Transgender student assaulted in parking garage at De Anza College

A De Anza College student is speaking out after being attacked on the Cupertino campus. The student is transgender and police are calling the incident a hate crime.

Transgender college student Deejea Smith attacked twice in two weeks

Deejea Smith described coming face-to-face with an attacker in the Flint Center Garage. Smith recalled, “The second I hit the top stair he had come down and was just facing me.” Smith said, “I had zero chance to protect myself.”

“The second he saw me he screamed ‘faggot’ and just punched me in the face and I was knocked out cold,” said Smith, who went straight to police after waking up on the steps of the garage.


LGBT activists plan to protest outside a Texas court after learning that a man who killed a transgender woman by pushing her into the San Antonio river will not face trial.

Mark Daniel Lewis, 20, is alleged to have killed Kenne McFadden by pushing her into the San Antonio River last year. McFadden, 26, was under the influence of alcohol and Lewis is accused of failing to help her, therefore causing the woman’s death.

LGBT advocacy groups have responded with anger, and have highlighted that McFadden was at least the twelfth transgender person to be killed in the U.S. in 2017. Almost all of the victims were black women. Activists plan to march in front of Bexar County District Attorney’s office on March 13.

Long Beach Woman In Viral, Racist Rant Offers To Enlighten Public On ‘Displacement Of European-Americans’

Long Beach Woman In Viral, Racist Rant Offers To Enlighten Public On ‘Displacement Of European-Americans’

HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA) — Cellphone video of a woman telling a Long Beach couple, “You need to go back to your home country,” has gone viral, and the woman’s employer has issued a statement condemning the comments.
“I want you to tell everybody why you told us to go back to our country,” Tony Kao can be heard saying before Tarin Olson affirms his remark as she walks away.

The video was shot last week as the couple was on a walk with their infant on a residential street in Long Beach.
Kao can also be heard saying he and his wife were born and raised in the United States.

In video posted to Facebook under the heading, “Trump effect in full effect,” a white North Hollywood woman goes off on a racist harangue after a Hispanic man simply asked her pick up after her dog — with the woman bellowing at him to “go back to Mexico.”

According to CBS-LA, the altercation was recorded by Jardiel Ochoa who was working along the strip of lawn, when he observed the woman not picking up after her animal.
Firefighter who allegedly called child N-word once urged racial tolerance on Facebook
West Virginia Lawmaker Caught On Camera Singing N-Word In Lil Wayne Song

A West Virginia lawmaker can be seen singing a racial slur in a video obtained Wednesday by HuffPost.
In the video, West Virginia House Delegate Saira Blair (R) and a friend belt out explicit lyrics to Lil Wayne’s 2010 rap single “Gonorrhea,” which appear uncensored below.

LAPD officers get 25 years for sexually assaulting women while on duty

LOS ANGELES — Two veteran Los Angeles police officers who sexually assaulted women while on duty have each been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
James Nichols, 46, and Luis Valenzuela, 45, entered no contest pleas Monday as they were set to stand trial on charges of rape and forced oral copulation.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office says the men, who were partners on the force, assaulted four women between 2008 and 2011.

Authorities: Cop Raped Woman During National Guard Training

A Massachusetts police officer charged with raping a woman during National Guard training over the weekend has been released on $5,000 bail.

Chicopee Police Officer Corey Fournier, 27, was arrested Monday night by state police detectives from the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office.

Fournier, a patrol officer with the department, is charged with rape, kidnapping and assault and battery. He pleaded not guilty to the charges on Tuesday.

Chicopee Police Chief William Jebb said Fournier voluntarily went to the police station to meet with detectives after he was informed he was under investigation for the incident.

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Dangerous White Women


 “A racist attack nearly left me without an eye,” actor Marius Makon posted on Twitter. “Racism will never defeat us, love, love and love.”

Makon, who was born in Cameroon and is also known as Elton Prince, was referring to a Saturday assault in Madridthat left him bruised and bloodied.

According to a Facebook post by Makon, the actor and his friends had stepped up to order coffee early Saturday when a couple approached him.

“I don’t want black people in this place or in front of me,” the woman, 33, reportedly said. Makon wrote that he tried to de-escalate the situation, telling her, “I will only be here for a moment and then I’m leaving. I don’t have any interest in staying near you for long.”

The woman then reportedly called him a “black piece of s—.” When he asked her to calm down, he wrote, she began attacking him with a glass bottle. She hit him twice on the head, Makon said, causing a cut and other injuries that required seven stitches.

“I’m white,” she allegedly said. “I can kill you and nothing will happen.”

The owners of the restaurant intervened and called police. When authorities arrived, they briefly detained the woman but released her after she gave a statement. The Spanish Immigration and Refugee Support Network has urged Madrid prosecutors to investigate the incident as a hate crime.




A 54-year-old woman who authorities say repeatedly shouted the n-word at some neighborhood children faces a possible jail sentence — but not for her hateful words.

In Oregon, it’s not a crime in and of itself to call someone the n-word. In this case, the racial slur was directed at two African-American boys ages 4 and 11 playing in the courtyard of the Southeast Portland apartment complex they shared with defendant Brenda Mae Glenn, prosecutors said.

But it’s what Glenn did next that earned her convictions during a one-day trial last month:

When the children’s mother told Glenn that her hurtful speech needed to stop, Glenn struck her on the head with a beer bottle. The mother, Tierra Dizer, suffered a goose-egg-sized bump to her forehead, according to police who arrived on the scene.

Racist Long Beach Woman Cowers Away When Asian Couple Starts Filming

 The woman in the video has been identified as Tarin Olson, a professor at Golden West College.

Racist Woman

Several Facebook users identified the woman as 58-year-old Tarin Frances Olson, a therapist, author, and professor in the Counseling Department at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, California.


But while the school indicated that one of its faculty members did make questionable comments via a Facebook post, it did not reference her by name.  

“It has recently come to our attention that there was a video posted on Facebook of a GWC faculty member making comments that the College does not condone or support. Golden West College believes in an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students,” the post read.


Netizens who soon flooded the comments section have found the post somewhat lacking:

Others were there to call for her dismissal from the school:


Some people have even accused the college of deleting comments.



As of now, Olson’s Linkedin account is also inactive.

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Becky Lives Matter – #FreeVicky



By Matt Naham


A white, 17-year-old Instagram star with more than one million followers who goes by “Woah Vicky” and has claimed in the past that she identifies as black was arrested over the weekend in Greensboro, N.C. for trespassing, resisting arrest and assInstagram Photoaulting a police officer by kicking him.

The teen, whose real name is Victoria Waldrip and who hails from Marietta, Ga., posted the whole incident on her Instagram account after the fact.

That included two videos and a mugshot.


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Police initially responded to the Four Seasons Town Centre Mall after reports that shots were fired,  WFMY News 2 reported.

While that wasn’t actually the case, there was “disorderly” behavior at the mall. After being given “multiple opportunities to leave,” Waldrip was taken down and handcuffed, all of which was caught on video.

Waldrip, who hasInstagram Photo already been called a worse version of Rachel Dolezal and Danielle “Bhad Bhabie” Bregoli, posted her mugshot with the hashtag #freevicky.

In case you don’t recall, this is Danielle Bregoli and this is Rachel Dolezal.

This is interesting because it wasn’t too long ago that she posted a picture of herself in a prison jumpsuit as a joke.

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Many have commented since her real life arrest that this was “foreshadowing.”

Waldrip sparked outrage in the past when she said she could say the n-word because she has black ancestry. She even tweeted a photo she said was proof of her ethnicity.

She’s also posted videos in which she’s claimed that she’s always known that she’s black.

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Waldrip was listed as white on her police report, the New York Post reported.

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Uppity Negress On Actify Press



Actify Press And Uppity Negress, Phoenix Calida are about to do the Wine Cellar Thing.

Phoenix Calida, The ORIGINAL UPPITY NEGRESS has been in contact with the folks at Actify Press via twitter and for this video we’ll be broadcasting them interviewing us.

Check it out.

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Uppity Negress And The Cannabis Candidate

Congressional Candidate, Benjamin Thomas Wolf stops by the Wine Cellar to kick it with Uppity Negress, Phoenix Calida.

The Cannabis Candidate

Born and raised in Kent, Ohio by two public school teachers, Benjamin quickly learned the core values of education and hard work. At the age of twelve,Benjamin discovered the pleasure of public service while working for the local parks and recreation department.  He continued volunteering with city and state organizations throughout his formative years.

     After completing a university internship on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., Benjamin was recruited by theFederal Bureau of InvestigationHe graduated from the F.B.I. Academy and worked for years within the National Security Division on the highest priority terrorism,intelligence, and international security matters.

Benjamin later transferred to the U.S. Department of State as an American diplomat and earned tenure in the Foreign Service while advancing security and diplomatic efforts abroad.   He actively and loyally served four Secretaries of State and advised dozens of U.S. ambassadors.   He received his Foreign Service tenure directly from Secretary Clinton and often traveled with U.S. Presidents as a security and human rights liaison. Benjamin volunteered to work in conflict and war zones while protecting and defending the lives of others. He also has served multiple times in Iraq.

      Benjamin lived in North and West Africa for many years where he collaborated with international agencies including

 the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Red Cross. Created by President John F. Kennedy, the Peace Corps is Benjamin’s favorite agency and was his inspiration to be a change agent overseas.  It was during his years working in developing countries that Benjamin learned a new sense of appreciation that he translated into empowerment programs, job creation, skill-building and education initiatives.

  Benjamin has a modern multicultural family and raised his twin boys in Africa during his diplomatic postings to Algeria and Senegal. Upon completion of hisPh.D. in International Psychology, Benjamin will continue working in Chicago as a professor while being an advocate for international human rights and global justice issues. His doctoral dissertation focuses on social movements and how basic human rights must be applied equally to every human regardless of race, gender, national identity or economic status.  This idea sits at the cornerstone of his personal and political values.





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Uppity Negress – Pheonix Calida Reviews Black Panther


We take the first 13 minutes to remind folks that the news is still happening.

From there we make sure to separate the film as a piece of entertainment from the movie as a springboard for conversation and from there we break down why Obamacrats easily become Wakandacrats.


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