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Joe’s Crab Shack apologizes for using photo of lynching as table decor


According to the Minneapolis NAACP, Tyrone Williams and Chauntyll Allen were preparing to dine at Joe's Crab Shack Wednesday night when they noticed a photo embedded inside the table. It appears to show a large group of white people watching a public execution of at least one black person. On the bottom of the picture, it reads: "Hanging at Groesbeck, Texas on April 12th 1895." At the top, the caption reads, "All I said was that I didn't like the gumbo."
(Photo: KARE)


Allen said she could not believe the image was used so casually.

"Seeing a picture of two black men being lynched was the last thing that I expected to see at what was supposed to be a family-friendly restaurant," Allen said.

Nekima Levy-Pounds, President of the Minneapolis NAACP, said the incident "demonstrates that racism is still alive and well in this country."

"It is sickening to know that someone would make a mockery of black men being savagely lynched and then use that imagery for decorative purposes in a restaurant," Levy-Pounds said in a statement.

MORE:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/03/11/joes-crab-shack-lynching-photo-texas-hanging-table-decor/81633822/

Student Said-His Trump U. Teacher-Would NOT Leave ClassRoom Until Given Top Scores On His Evaluation

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Robert Guillo gave a glowing evaluation to his instructor at Trump University because, he said, the teacher pleaded for the best possible score, warning that without it, “Mr. Trump might not invite me back to teach again.”

Jeffrey Tufenkian offered excellent ratings because his Trump University-assigned mentor refused to leave the room until he did so, standing “right in front of me” as he filled out the evaluation form, he said.

John Brown tried to give his Trump University teacher a poor review — but said he was talked out of it by employees of the program, who called him three times, hounding him to raise his original scores.

“Tired of the continuing phone calls,” he later testified, “I finally gave in.” His dismal marks changed to top scores, Mr. Brown said.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/12/us/politics/donald-trump-trump-university.html


Clients: We Were Forced To Give Good Reviews For Trump University
http://oliverwillis.com/2016/03/11/students-we-were-forced-to-give-good-reviews-for-trump-university/

Wow - Brotherly Love!


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http://theobamadiary.com/2016/03/11/early-bird-chat-689/

USA "What The #@!* Happened?"

Warren SLAMS GOP over Trump: "“Guys, this is what you did to yourselves"

“What have Republicans in the Senate been doing since the very day that Barack Obama was sworn in?” she said in an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, the Massachusetts senator’s first television appearance since the beginning of the presidential race. “They have given in to their extremists, in fact they have nursed their extremists along.”

“They are paying the price for their own extremism,” she added in a referent to Trump's popularity, which has shocked much of the GOP.

Warren slamed Senate Republicans for a “shutdown approach” to legislating that she said extended to their refusal to grant a vote to anyone nominated by Obama to the Supreme Court.

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“Guys, this is what you did to yourselves,”
Warren said of Senate Republicans. “And if you really want to stop it, stand up and do your jobs.”

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http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/272632-warren-slams-gop-over-trump-you-did-this-to-yourselves

Breitbart reporter to Trump: Imagine if I were your daughter

The Breitbart reporter is pushing back on the tactics of the businessman's campaign after Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski reportedly grabbed her arm at a press conference earlier this week.

"I would just ask him to just put himself in my shoes and imagine if I was his daughter," Fields said during her interview with ABC's Tom Llamas for an interview on "World News Tonight."

Trump's campaign earlier Thursday denied that there was a physical altercation between Trump's campaign manager and the reporter, who said she was attempting to ask Trump a question about affirmative action when she was nearly pulled down in the "jarring" incident.

Washington Post reporter Ben Terris wrote that he witnessed the incident, saying Lewandowski grabbed Field's arm and "yanked" her away from Trump. Terris and Fields are heard in audio discussing the incident.


http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/272621-michelle-fields-to-trump-imagine-if-i-was-your-daughter

Obama Trolls Ted Cruz So Hard With Canadian Birth Joke

During a state dinner Thursday evening with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Barack Obama got in a little jab at Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

During his toast, which was ripe with humor, Obama outlined that both the U.S. and Canada offered extraordinary opportunities for its citizens. Want proof? Obama said just look toward the 2016 Republican presidential contest.

"Where else could a boy born in Calgary run for president of the United States?" Obama asked in an allusion to Cruz whose eligibility to run for the White House has been called into question by Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/obama-makes-a-cruz-birther-joke

Obama places blame for Trump on Republican Party and their inability to overcome their demagoguery

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President Barack Obama says Donald Trump's positions aren't different from those of the other Republican presidential candidates — he's just more provocative in talking about them.

Obama weighed in on the 2016 presidential campaign during a news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (troo-DOH'). Obama says Trump's positions on immigration and other issues aren't that different from those of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz or Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

Obama calls the GOP primary a "circus" and a "Republican crackup" resulting from GOP actions. Obama says he takes responsibility for failing to bridge political divides, but says he has not contributed to the worsening tone of political rhetoric.

Obama says he believes the Democrats are doing a fine job of working out issues in their primary.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-hopes-cooler-heads-prevail-high-court-fight-37547868

Thanks to the Trump campaign, the US made this daily update on global violence against journalists.

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https://twitter.com/ChloeAngyal/status/707949360231878657

“If men found out how to give birth to children they’d never propose again.” - Bette Davis

I think men have got to change an awful lot. I think somehow they still prefer the little woman. They’re just staying way, way behind and so as a rule I think millions of women are very happy to be by themselves, they’re so bored with the whole business of trying to be the little woman, when no such thing really exists anymore. It just simply doesn’t. This world’s gone way beyond it. The real female should be partly male and the real male should be partly female anyway. So if you ever run into that in either sex you’ve run into something very, very fine, I think.


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http://dangerousminds.net/comments/bette_davis_speaks_candidly_about_gender_roles_and_sexism
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