Monday, August 21, 2017

Protecting Trump is breaking the Secret Service bank.

The Donald has a notorious -- and well earned -- reputation for his bling-bling spending habits.

His ostentatious and extravagant lifestyle -- even for a so-called billionaire --  has lead to numerous financial meltdowns.

His numerous bankruptcies, credit over-extensions, and failure to pay his contractors are all on public record.

So as POTUS, who expected 45 to transition into becoming the Frugal President? No one. But who would have thought he start breaking the bank in record time -- six months?

Mother Jones reports:

This morning, USA Today reported that the costs of protecting Trump and his children—and their penchant for far-flung travel—is straining the Secret Service to its limits. 

The agency’s director, Tex Alles, told the paper that more than 1,000 agents have already hit their federally mandated overtime caps. Agents are limited, by law, to a cap of $160,000 for their salary and overtime pay. But, Alles said, despite the limits on paying agents, the agency has to continue protecting the president and his progeny.

“The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law. I can’t change that. I have no flexibility,” Alles told the paper. 

But the president and his family do have control over their travel. Besides his trips to Europe and the Middle East on official business and his rallies around the country, President Trump has left the White House nearly every weekend since taking office—decamping to one of his private clubs, sometimes for days at a time. Each trip requires planes, helicopters, motorcades, and dozens of agents. 

In May, conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch estimated that each hour Trump spends flying on Air Force One costs $142,000 and that each trip to Mar-A-Lago could cost taxpayers millions of dollars. 

Rise of white national popularism

It doesn't take a political scientist to establish a direct correlation with the rise of white nationalism and the political rise of Donald Trump.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Baba Dick Gregory passes at 84


We mourn the passing of legendary comedian, author, nutritionist (Bahamian Diet) and human rights activist, Dick Gregory.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

trump and the supremacist: Armed and dangerous


I haven't blogged in a minute. Writer's block. The elevation of #45 in these so-called United States has muted my voice. Word.

Even before the November election day, I was shook to my core that our country was seriously considering the most unfit candidate in the history of candidates to be elected president.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

DONALD TRUMP: ‘I HOPE’ RUSSIA HACKED CLINTON’S EMAIL SERVERS

The Republican nominee broke a cardinal rule of American politics: Never root against the United States.
Just think for one minute: If 2008 Presidential candidate Barack Obama — even tongue and cheek — solicited support from a former KGB agent... read more

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

HIS AIRNESS MICHAEL JORDAN PARACHUTES INTO BLACK LIVES MATTER…SORT OFF

MJ has been notoriously apolitical and silent on social issues. Not now. Jordan has decided to weigh in on the BLM struggle.
Jordan issued the following statement: read more

BLACK-OWNED BANKS SEE SURGE OF NEW APPLICANTS

 Dr Umar Johnson on the value of protest:
Protest is the first stage of any political or economic struggle. Protest is your marketing program to let the world know what I stand for; what happening to me; and what I want. Protest allows you to control the public narrative of your struggle. Without protest the world doesn’t know why you’re doing what you are doing. Protest is important because it’s your way of putting out your message.  So you can’t do nothing without it.
The problem with black people is there nothing after the protest. Do you understand? The protest becomes the goal instead of the means to the goal.
In response to Brother Umar, we are seeing the beginning of stage two — self-investment and black venture capitalism read more

Sunday, July 10, 2016

WHY I DON’T DO MARCHES ANYMORE — #BLACKLIVESMATTER

I loathe marches, demonstrations, rallies and protests. I understand the role they play, but my strong anti-march sentiment is rooted in their false promise for change.
Yes, marches and rallies are effective tools to galvanize the masses and increase awareness. read more

Monday, July 4, 2016

INSIDE AFRICA’S TALLEST STATUE – IN SENEGAL

When Africa’s tallest statue was completed in Senegal six years ago, there were some critics who thought it was rather extravagant.
The 49 metre African Renaissance Monument is said to have cost the country some $27m (£19m), which many said should have been spent elsewhere. read story

KEVIN DURANT: “I AM TAKING MY TALENTS TO THE BAY”

Are you kidding me?
Kevin Durant has joined the one team in the Western conference that blocked him and OKC Thunder from playing the Cavs in this year’s NBA finals. Remember OKC was up 3-to-1 games before Steph Curry and the Warriors rallied back to defeat them. I guess if you can’t beat them, join them…? read story