Category: Social Issues

Phoenix Calida Is Getting Better

Hey gang. Phoenix only comes in at the end of this. She’s starting get a little better from her most recent histoplasmosis flair up.

So it’s mostly just me on here going over trans rights, rape culture, alex jones accidentally telling the truth and a little Becky lives Matter.

Phoenix should be able to slide back in a little bit more going into this week.

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.

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.

 

This Is Why We Need To Kill A Lot Of People

Hey gang.
In this episode we have some pretty hard core show notes from Phoenix Calida and we use them to make it very clear.

Ya’ll Better Go See Proud Mary With Taraji P Henson.

Phoenix And William went to see this film 1/13/18 and we really want you to take children to  see this.

You’re Not In A “Panic” When You Are Murdering A Trans Woman

Miss Trans America found murdered at Massachusetts home

Her 47-year-old husband is to be arraigned this morning on a murder charge.

The two wed last year after moving to North Adams. Prior to the move, they lived in Adams for three years.

Christa Leigh was known for founding and running Miss Trans New England and Miss Trans America pageants.

She is believed to be the first transgender woman killed in the US this year.

A Mason teacher told this 13-year-old he might be lynched. The child didn’t tell his mom for a week.

The incident happened in front of the child’s class in December, according to his mother, Tanisha Agee-Bell. Mason Schools spokeswoman Tracey Carson confirmed the incident occurred in teacher Renee Thole’s classroom.

Trump Administration Will Let States Require People To Work For Medicaid

The Trump administration is encouraging states to require “able-bodied” Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer in order to keep their health insurance coverage.

On Thursday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services, issued new guidelines for states that want some adults to work in exchange for the health insurance coverage.

Drunk mom crashes with 2-year-old in car, cops say. But that wasn’t the worst of it

The Florida Highway Patrol arrested Brianna Dee Knox, 28, of Beverly Hills, on charges including driving under the influence, child neglect, leaving the scene of a crash and battery on a law enforcement officer.

Knox drove recklessly and crashed into four cars on I-4 at about 5 p.m. Tuesday, the FHP said. Knox’s red 2001 Honda broke down under an overpass, then she got out of the car and started acting “erratically and disturbed,” the FHP said.

Elderly couple tries to make Christmas green again, gets busted with 60 pounds of marijuana

York County, Nebraska- When deputies in York County stopped a Toyota Tacoma after it crossed the center line and the driver failed to signal, they thought the traffic stop would be normal. Instead, deputies said they immediately smelled what appeared to be marijuana.

When drug-sniffing dogs confirmed their suspicion, officers searched the pickup and found the weed in boxes inside the pickup topper, the newspaper reported. At that point, the owner of the vehicle, 80 year old Patrick Jiron, admitted to having mairijuana in the back of his truck.

Jiron was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and having no drug tax stamp, both felonies. He has since posted 10 percent of his $100,000 bond and has been released. His wife, Barbara Jiron was also cited in the case but was not jailed “due to some medical issues.”

(It has also been clarified that Barbara Jiron’s age is 70. The sheriff’s department inadvertently originally said her age was 83.)

Lt. Vrbka said the Jirons acknowledged that the marijuana was in the back of the pickup, under a topper, and deputies found nearly 60 pounds of marijuana inside boxes. Because the marijuana was such high grade, the street value was equally high. Vrbka estimated the confiscated cannabis to be worth about $336,000.

 

The couple told investigators that they were traveling from Clearlake Oaks, California and were headed to Vermont. They added that they intended to give away the marijuana as Christmas presents.

Vrbka said they also told deputies “they didn’t know it was illegal to transport marijuana in Nebraska.”

Doug Jones says Trump shouldn’t resign, says Dems should “move on”

After Al Franken resigned last month due to allegations of sexual misconduct, democrats have been rallying around cries for Trump to step down because of the numerous sexual assault allegations leveled against him by more than a dozen women. Today, Alabama Senator-elect Doug Jones spoke out against these voices, saying that he doesn’t believe that Donald Trump should resign, and that “we need to move on”.

Days after being elected in an upset in one of the reddest of states, Senator-elect Doug Jones had a message for his new colleagues: I’ll work with both parties.

The Alabama Democrat, whose long-shot candidacy was boosted by allegations of sexual misconduct against his Republican opponent, also said that President Donald Trump doesn’t need to resign, as some members of his party have urged.

“Don’t expect me to vote solidly for the Republicans or Democrats,” Jones, the first Democrat elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in more than two decades, said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday.

“Those allegations were made before the (2016) election, and so people had an opportunity to judge before that election,” Jones said when asked whether Trump should resign. “We need to move on and not get distracted by those issues. Let’s get on with the real issues that are facing the people of this country right now.”

Man sues NFL team for protesting police brutality

A Morgan City man is suing the New Orleans Saints for a refund on his season tickets because some players have disrespected the national anthem before games this season.

Lee Dragna filed a lawsuit Monday in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna seeking a refund for the tickets as well as attorney’s fees, claiming the protest by some players against police brutality and racial injustice has prevented him and his family from enjoying the games.

Dragna said he hasn’t attended a game since the first home game of the 2017 season against the New England Patriots, on Sept. 17, when he said some of the players did not come out for the singing of the national anthem.

When they did come out, the suit says, “They passed directly in front of where the petitioner and his guests were seated. Many of the fans in that area booed and cursed at the Saints players.”

“Apparently, these players were following the lead of (former San Francisco 49ers quarterback) Colin Kaepernick by disrespecting the flag, the anthem, the USA and those who have served and are serving the USA in our military,” the suit says. “If you sell tickets to a gaming event for entertainment, you should not be allowed to turn it political.”

Dragna, a businessman in Morgan City, said Tuesday that the rowdy, angry reaction of the people around his seats has made the tickets unusable by him and his family, as well as customers he would otherwise give the tickets to.

He said the behavior of some fans upset by the protests — cursing, spilling beer — is “borderline dangerous,” though he said he thinks the responsibility for that behavior ultimately rests not with the fans but with owner Tom Benson.

“The Saints created that behavior by condoning it,” he said.

“It’s my thought pattern that (players) should not be allowed (to protest),” he said. “If you sell tickets to a gaming event for entertainment, you should not be allowed to turn it political.”

Kaepernick and a teammate, Baton Rouge native Eric Reid, began kneeling during the anthem in 2016 to protest the shooting of unarmed African-Americans by police.

Kaepernick sat for the anthem during the 49ers’ first preseason game that year, though he and Reid knelt from the second game forward after talking with a former NFL player who was a Green Beret in the U.S. Army and deciding that kneeling would be more respectful.

A few weeks later, news of the protest broke, stirring nationwide controversy. This year, President Donald Trump said on Twitter that team owners should fire players who kneel during the anthem.

On Tuesday, Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said Dragna’s lawsuit has been forwarded to the organization’s legal department and that there would be no comment.

Dragna also stated that he doesn’t want players protesting police brutality and racism to be heroes to his kids.

“I don’t want my kids growing up thinking that those are their heroes … and it’s OK to do that stuff, especially on TV and especially on your job site. That can’t be allowed to happen.”

While many will see this suit as frivolous, Dragna says it’s far from it, calling it “as honest as it gets.”