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From the New York Times:

Who Are Diamond and Silk? A Look at 2 Pro-Trump Social Media Stars

By LIAM STACK APRIL 14, 2018

By NEETI UPADHYE and ROBIN LINDSAY

They have feuded with Facebook, been defended by Senator Ted Cruz and were mentioned by Mark Zuckerberg in remarks before Congress. They are Diamond and Silk.

Diamond and Silk are African-American sisters, Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, who became known during the 2016 presidential campaign for their unwavering support of Donald J. Trump.

They found a new audience this week when Republican lawmakers pressed Mr. Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, on the sisters’ accusation that the social media giant was discriminating against them for their beliefs. (The company says that is not true.) …

The sisters received a note from Facebook on April 5 that said the company determined the content on their page to be “unsafe to the community.” They said the note, along with a decline in traffic to their page, was proof that Facebook has an anticonservative bias. …

On Thursday, a Facebook spokeswoman said the note the company had sent to the two women should not have been sent and was a result of a communications problem, not a partisan bias. …

She said Facebook was investigating how the note came to be written and sent.

It’s just one of those mysteries that we’ll never fully understand. It’s not like Facebook is some kind of vastly profitable corporate monopoly that has organization charts and keeps copies of its own internal communications. Try to keep this straight in your head: Facebook doesn’t keep copies of its own private messages, Facebook keeps copies of your private messages.

… Do Diamond and Silk have critics?

Yes, they do. They have been criticized for supporting an administration deeply unpopular with African-Americans and being unrepresentative of African-American women (94 percent of female African-American voters cast ballots against Mr. Trump).

How dare Diamond and Silk not submit to racial stereotypes when it comes to politics?

 
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  1. “a result of a communication problem and not a partisan bias”
    This is like saying Mel Gibson’ explanation of MidEast unrest is the rest of optics, phrasing and timing, and not, say, him thinking this but not normally saying it out loud.

  2. Between you and me I suspect they were probably some Milo-ish, vaguely right-leaning ladies who enjoyed making trouble, realized there was a niche for a pro-Trump black media personality, and went for it. Hey, it’s a free country. 😉

    • Agree: Abe
    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
    @SFg

    "...enjoyed making trouble..."

    This describes north of 90% of political "changemakers" since time began.

    , @Charles Erwin Wilson
    @SFg

    Thanks for explaining your own projections, because what you would do is what everyone else would do. Right? You are a whore, so they must be too, right?

    Or maybe they actually believe what they say, and it is just you that whore your way through life. Oh, I am sorry, it is just you and Abe that are whores. But hey, it is a free country, and your whoredom, and Abe's whoredom, has been noted.

    , @Hunsdon
    @SFg

    Egads, how un-American, to see an opportunity to advance yourself and your views, and to take it!

  3. Trump told them to monetize that shtick and they did.

  4. If Diamond and Silk are bullying poor Facebook, then they must be white men in blackface drag.

    If we strip them of their costumes, they surely will be lily white, with racist tats.

    • Replies: @Truth
    @Jake

    Allright, so let's see who our mystery Diamond and Silk really are...


    WRIIIIP!!!

    Antoly Karlin?!?!?! (Ra-ra-row-re Rarr-rin)

    WRIIIP!!!

    and John Derbyshire?!?!?! (Ron Rerbyrire)

    "Yeah, and we would have gotten away with it too if it wasn't for you meddling kids."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFh-lzdG0Yg

  5. “one of those mysteries that we’ll never fully understand” like why a search for the Unz review website generates warnings from Verizon that my identity might be stolen and that my phone might be hacked and that I really better not continue to this site.

    • Replies: @International Jew
    @Trelane

    Without ruling out the possibility that Verizon's motivation is as you suggest, it's also the case that unz.com has struggled, for almost a year now, to get its web server https thing configuration right.

    Next time you get one of those warnings, put http:// on your browser's address line (i.e. just before the www.unz.com part), and you'll be all right. (Your traffic to and from unz.com won't be encrypted now, but accepting an invalid certificate (what you'd be doing if you clicked your way past those warnings — the "I know what I'm doing, go to unz.com anyway" button) is a very bad habit to get into.)

  6. In the memo to D&S, Facebook was just speaking truth to power. Isn’t that what woke people (on the side of power) are supposed to do to average citizens?

    • Replies: @Che Guava
    @TheBoom

    Please stop using 'woke'. If nobody is using it anymore, it will die. 'Aware', 'conscious', or even 'awoken', all real words.

    Yes, 'I woke up today and ...'

    So it is the simple past tense of 'wake up', which you may consider doing.

    If you want to sound like an illiterate fool with no real education or knowledge too, (see what I did there, nig style) sure, keep it up.

    Replies: @Mishra

  7. first Youtube demonitized them , then Facebook attempts to silence them.

    Diamond and Silk are a real danger to the leftist narrative.

  8. @SFg
    Between you and me I suspect they were probably some Milo-ish, vaguely right-leaning ladies who enjoyed making trouble, realized there was a niche for a pro-Trump black media personality, and went for it. Hey, it's a free country. ;)

    Replies: @Neil Templeton, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Hunsdon

    “…enjoyed making trouble…”

    This describes north of 90% of political “changemakers” since time began.

  9. They’re part of the 2% of black women that voted Trump.

    Aren’t 2% demographics supposed to be cool these days?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @countenance


    Aren’t 2% demographics supposed to be cool these days?
     
    More so than 1%!
    , @Mishra
    @countenance

    Even back in the halcyon days of Dumbo Bush we had black women republicans.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7Tz5Srp_1c

    Replies: @AndrewR, @larry lurker

    , @Gringo
    @countenance

    They’re part of the 2% of black women that voted Trump.


    4% of black women and 13% of black men voted for Trump.
    Obama got 95% of the black vote in 2008, compared to Hillary's 88-89% in 2016.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_geoffrey_skelley/another_look_back_at_2016

  10. She said Facebook was investigating how the note came to be written and sent.

    I think their staff uses keyboards, or perhaps tablets. And there’s a button icon that says “send”.

    Though Dilbert once featured an eyeglass monitor with finger-ring virtual keyboard. I don’t think even Tesla or Google are that advanced, let alone Facebook. Which is named after that cheesy printed thing you got in college every year.

  11. It is very funny to see so many left-leaning sites encourage censorship of Diamond and Silk.

    Wired accidentally invokes Kipling in their headline:

    https://www.wired.com/story/diamond-and-silk-expose-facebooks-burden-of-moderation/

    Of course, these articles don’t mention the real reason they want Diamond and silk censored, but rather cite their “troubling” tendency to mention “conspiracy theories,” such as Uranium One.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/04/12/why-all-those-diamond-and-silk-questions-to-zuckerberg-matter/

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @wren

    Lol. The left has no room to complain about conspiracy theories. "White supremacy/privilege," "patriarchy," Russians under the bed destroying our Democracy™, etc.

    , @Yak-15
    @wren

    The article title is so absurd “Why X Matters...”

    It really is news we want you to understand using our lens and bias.

    Replies: @Anonymous

  12. @countenance
    They're part of the 2% of black women that voted Trump.

    Aren't 2% demographics supposed to be cool these days?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Mishra, @Gringo

    Aren’t 2% demographics supposed to be cool these days?

    More so than 1%!

  13. Anonymous[284] • Disclaimer says:

    I seem to remember that when these two first surfaced a couple of years ago there was some kind of controversy about their side business. They were supplying Trump paraphernalia, hats or something, to the local Republican party organization, or something like that, I can’t remember. The accusation was that they were on the payroll, house negroes, and should be ignored. Personally, I think they are genuine Trump supporters, and if they can make a buck on the side, why not.

    • Agree: donut
  14. Why Are Diamond and Silk Bullying Poor Facebook?

    Diamond and Silk are African-American sisters…

    The headline had me thinking they were Jewish academics. Or bureaucrats.

    That would indeed be funny: Diamond and Silk take on Sugarloaf. Which is what “Zuckerberg” means.

    …Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, who became known during the 2016 presidential campaign for their unwavering support of Donald J. Trump.

    Never heard of them before this. But I already like Rochelle Richardson better than Michelle Robinson.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Reg Cæsar

    Zuckerberg means "sugar mountain."

    Sugarloaf in Portuguese is "Pão de Açúcar." Pão literally means bread/loaf.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Reg Cæsar

    , @carol
    @Reg Cæsar

    Which one is which though. One does all the talking while the other just says Yeah uh-huh that's right and does this weird sista thing with her head. Actually I think she's kinda cute.

  15. Trump platform 2020:

    Affirmative action for white women, Asian women, Latinos and any legal worker in possession of a Green Card in lieu of US Citizenship will be completely repealed. Affirmative action for African American citizens will become robust and heavily enforced. The abuses of the term “diversity” being widespread and well known including shell-games to shift attention away from African American underemployment by way of highlighting programs supporting UMC white females, as well as programs to staff with Caribbean and African immigration, its use will be interpreted as a signal by a company that it is attempting to avoid its Affirmative action obligations to African Americans and companies using that word in any corporate communication internal or external will be found on the business end of an employment audit by the Department of Labor. In passing these reforms we congratulate Latinos and women in general on their accomplishment in advancing themselves in the American economy and we thank them for stepping aside and taking responsibility for their own affairs so that precious US government resources may be applied efficiently to right deep and correction-resistant past wrongs.

  16. “Who Are Diamond and Silk? A Look at Uppity Negro Media Stars”

  17. NYT: the friend of the enslaver.

  18. @SFg
    Between you and me I suspect they were probably some Milo-ish, vaguely right-leaning ladies who enjoyed making trouble, realized there was a niche for a pro-Trump black media personality, and went for it. Hey, it's a free country. ;)

    Replies: @Neil Templeton, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Hunsdon

    Thanks for explaining your own projections, because what you would do is what everyone else would do. Right? You are a whore, so they must be too, right?

    Or maybe they actually believe what they say, and it is just you that whore your way through life. Oh, I am sorry, it is just you and Abe that are whores. But hey, it is a free country, and your whoredom, and Abe’s whoredom, has been noted.

  19. Muh DR3! Now where did I put my freeper account…

    • LOL: AndrewR
  20. I’ve liked Diamond and Silk from the start – Stump4Trump!

    When I was in college in the early 1970’s, I worked my way through as a custodian in a large hospital. At least three of my direct supervisors were black women.

    Unfortunately, leftists and feminists have totally spoiled what I would frankly say about these women, that they were smart, likable and tough – yup, just like Diamond and Silk. So, when these two sisters arrived on Youtube, I was not surprised.

    In my personal experience, black women don’t back down from anybody. Diamond and Silk are yet another reason that I’m looking forward to the midterm elections; let’s see how the voting goes.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    @Anon7

    There is no WAY these ladies would need Safe Spaces or Puppies because someone Microaggressed them.

    They must be sickened by the current generation.

    Replies: @Anon7

  21. Anonymous[326] • Disclaimer says:

    So… according to the NY Times, if some rather black black women support Trump, he’ll support them, but if they oppose him, he’ll oppose them?

    Probably a truth, but maybe not so fit to print, since I think I could have deduced that a priori

  22. @countenance
    They're part of the 2% of black women that voted Trump.

    Aren't 2% demographics supposed to be cool these days?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Mishra, @Gringo

    Even back in the halcyon days of Dumbo Bush we had black women republicans.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    @Mishra

    Rice is perhaps the whitest-acting black woman in the country. Diamond and Silk are walking Sassy Black Woman stereotypes.

    M'hmm. You know that's right!

    Replies: @Mishra

    , @larry lurker
    @Mishra

    Jesus Christ, I still have that video memorized. More people need to be aware of Chuck Knipp. My grandmother said she's never seen my grandfather laugh so hard as he did watching one of Knipp's Betty Butterfield videos.

    Easter do not mean about hats!

    Replies: @Mishra

  23. @wren
    It is very funny to see so many left-leaning sites encourage censorship of Diamond and Silk.

    Wired accidentally invokes Kipling in their headline:

    https://www.wired.com/story/diamond-and-silk-expose-facebooks-burden-of-moderation/

    Of course, these articles don't mention the real reason they want Diamond and silk censored, but rather cite their "troubling" tendency to mention "conspiracy theories," such as Uranium One.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/04/12/why-all-those-diamond-and-silk-questions-to-zuckerberg-matter/

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Yak-15

    Lol. The left has no room to complain about conspiracy theories. “White supremacy/privilege,” “patriarchy,” Russians under the bed destroying our Democracy™, etc.

  24. @Mishra
    @countenance

    Even back in the halcyon days of Dumbo Bush we had black women republicans.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7Tz5Srp_1c

    Replies: @AndrewR, @larry lurker

    Rice is perhaps the whitest-acting black woman in the country. Diamond and Silk are walking Sassy Black Woman stereotypes.

    M’hmm. You know that’s right!

    • Replies: @Mishra
    @AndrewR

    Dass right all right, but don't forget Kamala.

    Kamala has all the bases covered.

  25. @Reg Cæsar

    Why Are Diamond and Silk Bullying Poor Facebook?

    Diamond and Silk are African-American sisters...

     

    The headline had me thinking they were Jewish academics. Or bureaucrats.

    That would indeed be funny: Diamond and Silk take on Sugarloaf. Which is what "Zuckerberg" means.

    ...Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, who became known during the 2016 presidential campaign for their unwavering support of Donald J. Trump.
     
    Never heard of them before this. But I already like Rochelle Richardson better than Michelle Robinson.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @carol

    Zuckerberg means “sugar mountain.”

    Sugarloaf in Portuguese is “Pão de Açúcar.” Pão literally means bread/loaf.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
    @AndrewR

    I believe the term Sugarloaf is used for a snow capped mountain, may even be the official name of one or more.

    , @Reg Cæsar
    @AndrewR


    Zuckerberg means “sugar mountain.”
    Sugarloaf in Portuguese is “Pão de Açúcar.” Pão literally means bread/loaf.
     
    Eu já sei.

    Actually, the mount in Rio has nothing to do with sugar. The name is a phonetic transcription of some Tupi term for "high hill". So Sugarloaf, if somewhat fanciful, is an improvement. "Print the legend," as they say.

    We have our own counterpart to this in Port Tobacco, Maryland. It had nothing to do with tobacco, though it's certainly nice to imagine it did, given its place on the Potomac. Same with the Black Belt farther south-- that was named for the soil, but may as well refer to the people.
  26. On Facebook we gettin’ demonicized. (Yass!)
    What worse, on Youtube we demonetized. (Mm hmm!)
    If we can’t make the bid
    To get ova hairs did,
    This army gone hafta demobilize. (Thass right!)

  27. Trump ought to fund 10 or 100 more Diamond and Silks.

    Surely there are at least several dozen more pro-Trump black people out there who would love to make a few thousand a month for posting videos online.

  28. @wren
    It is very funny to see so many left-leaning sites encourage censorship of Diamond and Silk.

    Wired accidentally invokes Kipling in their headline:

    https://www.wired.com/story/diamond-and-silk-expose-facebooks-burden-of-moderation/

    Of course, these articles don't mention the real reason they want Diamond and silk censored, but rather cite their "troubling" tendency to mention "conspiracy theories," such as Uranium One.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/04/12/why-all-those-diamond-and-silk-questions-to-zuckerberg-matter/

    Replies: @AndrewR, @Yak-15

    The article title is so absurd “Why X Matters…”

    It really is news we want you to understand using our lens and bias.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Yak-15


    I suppose there must be people who have bought and continue to buy such books, but it is hard for me to imagine what kind of person feels it necessary to pick up a book to find out why beer “matters.”
     
    http://www.newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/what-does-it-matter
  29. I have never listened to them, just read their words and seen photos, they are funny, in a good way.

    Not so funny that the Intanetsauri are cutting them off.

  30. @Jake
    If Diamond and Silk are bullying poor Facebook, then they must be white men in blackface drag.

    If we strip them of their costumes, they surely will be lily white, with racist tats.

    Replies: @Truth

    Allright, so let’s see who our mystery Diamond and Silk really are…

    WRIIIIP!!!

    Antoly Karlin?!?!?! (Ra-ra-row-re Rarr-rin)

    WRIIIP!!!

    and John Derbyshire?!?!?! (Ron Rerbyrire)

    “Yeah, and we would have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for you meddling kids.”

  31. How dare Diamond and Silk not submit to embody racial stereotypes when it comes to politics?

    As bad in its way as Cesar Chavez railing against the effects of mass Hispanic immigration on farm workers’ wages.

  32. @TheBoom
    In the memo to D&S, Facebook was just speaking truth to power. Isn't that what woke people (on the side of power) are supposed to do to average citizens?

    Replies: @Che Guava

    Please stop using ‘woke’. If nobody is using it anymore, it will die. ‘Aware’, ‘conscious’, or even ‘awoken’, all real words.

    Yes, ‘I woke up today and …’

    So it is the simple past tense of ‘wake up’, which you may consider doing.

    If you want to sound like an illiterate fool with no real education or knowledge too, (see what I did there, nig style) sure, keep it up.

    • Replies: @Mishra
    @Che Guava

    Relax or you'll come up all heart attacked. I stand second to no one in my desire for orthographic usage, but it's also amusing to make fun of those further back in the queue.

    PS: You said "Intanetsauri" in this very thread. Now really.

    Replies: @Che Guava

  33. @SFg
    Between you and me I suspect they were probably some Milo-ish, vaguely right-leaning ladies who enjoyed making trouble, realized there was a niche for a pro-Trump black media personality, and went for it. Hey, it's a free country. ;)

    Replies: @Neil Templeton, @Charles Erwin Wilson, @Hunsdon

    Egads, how un-American, to see an opportunity to advance yourself and your views, and to take it!

  34. @countenance
    They're part of the 2% of black women that voted Trump.

    Aren't 2% demographics supposed to be cool these days?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Mishra, @Gringo

    They’re part of the 2% of black women that voted Trump.

    4% of black women and 13% of black men voted for Trump.
    Obama got 95% of the black vote in 2008, compared to Hillary’s 88-89% in 2016.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/political_commentary/commentary_by_geoffrey_skelley/another_look_back_at_2016

  35. @Anon7
    I've liked Diamond and Silk from the start - Stump4Trump!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PT3cQ0rTx4

    When I was in college in the early 1970's, I worked my way through as a custodian in a large hospital. At least three of my direct supervisors were black women.

    Unfortunately, leftists and feminists have totally spoiled what I would frankly say about these women, that they were smart, likable and tough - yup, just like Diamond and Silk. So, when these two sisters arrived on Youtube, I was not surprised.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3k5P_J9GTU

    In my personal experience, black women don't back down from anybody. Diamond and Silk are yet another reason that I'm looking forward to the midterm elections; let's see how the voting goes.

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy

    There is no WAY these ladies would need Safe Spaces or Puppies because someone Microaggressed them.

    They must be sickened by the current generation.

    • Replies: @Anon7
    @Rosamond Vincy

    The black women I knew and worked with fell into two categories; the women who did menial work (in the laundry, in food service and nursing) and the supervisors and managers I worked for (and later worked with, after I was promoted).

    The ladies who worked in the laundry worked hard, on time, five days per week in a lightless room in the dungeons of the hospital. They always had a smile for me when I’d come in to see if more of some item was available (I also worked as a stock keeper).They understood how hard life could be, believe it, and responded to challenges with harder work, as far as I could tell.

    The black women who were supervisors and managers deserved their jobs, no doubt, and nobody I ever heard criticized them for being unfairly promoted or hired just for being women or black. They set the example for everyone, being on time, ready for work, alert and rested.

    Frankly, I had a great time working with these women, and whenever I hear Diamond and Silk laugh about something, going back and forth chiming in, or sit up straight, stare right into the camera, and then start peeling the hide right off some moron politician, I think of these ladies and smile.

    What the extreme leftists, SJWs and Democrats have done to black people in the last two generations is a sin. If you ask me what I think the black women I knew would say if told about microaggressions or safe spaces... I see them sitting for a moment with their mouths open in amazement, and then the hide-peeling would begin. I’m telling you, those ladies had tart tongues and they didn’t hold back.

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy

  36. @Reg Cæsar

    Why Are Diamond and Silk Bullying Poor Facebook?

    Diamond and Silk are African-American sisters...

     

    The headline had me thinking they were Jewish academics. Or bureaucrats.

    That would indeed be funny: Diamond and Silk take on Sugarloaf. Which is what "Zuckerberg" means.

    ...Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, who became known during the 2016 presidential campaign for their unwavering support of Donald J. Trump.
     
    Never heard of them before this. But I already like Rochelle Richardson better than Michelle Robinson.

    Replies: @AndrewR, @carol

    Which one is which though. One does all the talking while the other just says Yeah uh-huh that’s right and does this weird sista thing with her head. Actually I think she’s kinda cute.

  37. @Mishra
    @countenance

    Even back in the halcyon days of Dumbo Bush we had black women republicans.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7Tz5Srp_1c

    Replies: @AndrewR, @larry lurker

    Jesus Christ, I still have that video memorized. More people need to be aware of Chuck Knipp. My grandmother said she’s never seen my grandfather laugh so hard as he did watching one of Knipp’s Betty Butterfield videos.

    Easter do not mean about hats!

    • Replies: @Mishra
    @larry lurker


    Jesus Christ, I still have that video memorized.
     
    I'm worse... I still quote it all the time. "Many people have questions of me to ask...."


    Easter do not mean about hats!

     

    Forgot how good that one is .... "Jesus will like it! But them other ladies is down there showin off!"
  38. @Trelane
    "one of those mysteries that we’ll never fully understand" like why a search for the Unz review website generates warnings from Verizon that my identity might be stolen and that my phone might be hacked and that I really better not continue to this site.

    Replies: @International Jew

    Without ruling out the possibility that Verizon’s motivation is as you suggest, it’s also the case that unz.com has struggled, for almost a year now, to get its web server https thing configuration right.

    Next time you get one of those warnings, put http:// on your browser’s address line (i.e. just before the https://www.unz.com part), and you’ll be all right. (Your traffic to and from unz.com won’t be encrypted now, but accepting an invalid certificate (what you’d be doing if you clicked your way past those warnings — the “I know what I’m doing, go to unz.com anyway” button) is a very bad habit to get into.)

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  39. @AndrewR
    @Mishra

    Rice is perhaps the whitest-acting black woman in the country. Diamond and Silk are walking Sassy Black Woman stereotypes.

    M'hmm. You know that's right!

    Replies: @Mishra

    Dass right all right, but don’t forget Kamala.

    Kamala has all the bases covered.

  40. @Rosamond Vincy
    @Anon7

    There is no WAY these ladies would need Safe Spaces or Puppies because someone Microaggressed them.

    They must be sickened by the current generation.

    Replies: @Anon7

    The black women I knew and worked with fell into two categories; the women who did menial work (in the laundry, in food service and nursing) and the supervisors and managers I worked for (and later worked with, after I was promoted).

    The ladies who worked in the laundry worked hard, on time, five days per week in a lightless room in the dungeons of the hospital. They always had a smile for me when I’d come in to see if more of some item was available (I also worked as a stock keeper).They understood how hard life could be, believe it, and responded to challenges with harder work, as far as I could tell.

    The black women who were supervisors and managers deserved their jobs, no doubt, and nobody I ever heard criticized them for being unfairly promoted or hired just for being women or black. They set the example for everyone, being on time, ready for work, alert and rested.

    Frankly, I had a great time working with these women, and whenever I hear Diamond and Silk laugh about something, going back and forth chiming in, or sit up straight, stare right into the camera, and then start peeling the hide right off some moron politician, I think of these ladies and smile.

    What the extreme leftists, SJWs and Democrats have done to black people in the last two generations is a sin. If you ask me what I think the black women I knew would say if told about microaggressions or safe spaces… I see them sitting for a moment with their mouths open in amazement, and then the hide-peeling would begin. I’m telling you, those ladies had tart tongues and they didn’t hold back.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    @Anon7

    There used to be ladies like that in North Philadelphia. They were almost always Church Ladies, easily identified on Sundays by hats, gloves, stockings (no matter how hot it was), and The Purse. The Purse was the quintessential part of their authority, since it was always big and heavy enough to smack upside the head any kid who acted up in church.
    Kids who grew up around Ladies like that may have feared and resented them, but they grew up the better for it.
    Their like shall not be seen again--unless a miracle happens

  41. @Yak-15
    @wren

    The article title is so absurd “Why X Matters...”

    It really is news we want you to understand using our lens and bias.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    I suppose there must be people who have bought and continue to buy such books, but it is hard for me to imagine what kind of person feels it necessary to pick up a book to find out why beer “matters.”

    http://www.newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/what-does-it-matter

  42. @Anon7
    @Rosamond Vincy

    The black women I knew and worked with fell into two categories; the women who did menial work (in the laundry, in food service and nursing) and the supervisors and managers I worked for (and later worked with, after I was promoted).

    The ladies who worked in the laundry worked hard, on time, five days per week in a lightless room in the dungeons of the hospital. They always had a smile for me when I’d come in to see if more of some item was available (I also worked as a stock keeper).They understood how hard life could be, believe it, and responded to challenges with harder work, as far as I could tell.

    The black women who were supervisors and managers deserved their jobs, no doubt, and nobody I ever heard criticized them for being unfairly promoted or hired just for being women or black. They set the example for everyone, being on time, ready for work, alert and rested.

    Frankly, I had a great time working with these women, and whenever I hear Diamond and Silk laugh about something, going back and forth chiming in, or sit up straight, stare right into the camera, and then start peeling the hide right off some moron politician, I think of these ladies and smile.

    What the extreme leftists, SJWs and Democrats have done to black people in the last two generations is a sin. If you ask me what I think the black women I knew would say if told about microaggressions or safe spaces... I see them sitting for a moment with their mouths open in amazement, and then the hide-peeling would begin. I’m telling you, those ladies had tart tongues and they didn’t hold back.

    Replies: @Rosamond Vincy

    There used to be ladies like that in North Philadelphia. They were almost always Church Ladies, easily identified on Sundays by hats, gloves, stockings (no matter how hot it was), and The Purse. The Purse was the quintessential part of their authority, since it was always big and heavy enough to smack upside the head any kid who acted up in church.
    Kids who grew up around Ladies like that may have feared and resented them, but they grew up the better for it.
    Their like shall not be seen again–unless a miracle happens

  43. So…y’all mean that Diamond and Silk is two cullut wimmens that love them some Trump. This gotta be a joke, right?

  44. @AndrewR
    @Reg Cæsar

    Zuckerberg means "sugar mountain."

    Sugarloaf in Portuguese is "Pão de Açúcar." Pão literally means bread/loaf.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Reg Cæsar

    I believe the term Sugarloaf is used for a snow capped mountain, may even be the official name of one or more.

  45. @AndrewR
    @Reg Cæsar

    Zuckerberg means "sugar mountain."

    Sugarloaf in Portuguese is "Pão de Açúcar." Pão literally means bread/loaf.

    Replies: @Hibernian, @Reg Cæsar

    Zuckerberg means “sugar mountain.”
    Sugarloaf in Portuguese is “Pão de Açúcar.” Pão literally means bread/loaf.

    Eu já sei.

    Actually, the mount in Rio has nothing to do with sugar. The name is a phonetic transcription of some Tupi term for “high hill”. So Sugarloaf, if somewhat fanciful, is an improvement. “Print the legend,” as they say.

    We have our own counterpart to this in Port Tobacco, Maryland. It had nothing to do with tobacco, though it’s certainly nice to imagine it did, given its place on the Potomac. Same with the Black Belt farther south– that was named for the soil, but may as well refer to the people.

  46. @larry lurker
    @Mishra

    Jesus Christ, I still have that video memorized. More people need to be aware of Chuck Knipp. My grandmother said she's never seen my grandfather laugh so hard as he did watching one of Knipp's Betty Butterfield videos.

    Easter do not mean about hats!

    Replies: @Mishra

    Jesus Christ, I still have that video memorized.

    I’m worse… I still quote it all the time. “Many people have questions of me to ask….”

    Easter do not mean about hats!

    Forgot how good that one is …. “Jesus will like it! But them other ladies is down there showin off!”

  47. @Che Guava
    @TheBoom

    Please stop using 'woke'. If nobody is using it anymore, it will die. 'Aware', 'conscious', or even 'awoken', all real words.

    Yes, 'I woke up today and ...'

    So it is the simple past tense of 'wake up', which you may consider doing.

    If you want to sound like an illiterate fool with no real education or knowledge too, (see what I did there, nig style) sure, keep it up.

    Replies: @Mishra

    Relax or you’ll come up all heart attacked. I stand second to no one in my desire for orthographic usage, but it’s also amusing to make fun of those further back in the queue.

    PS: You said “Intanetsauri” in this very thread. Now really.

    • Replies: @Che Guava
    @Mishra

    That is perfectly valid in the context of some 'net communications.

    Your doubt of it is the mis-step or lack of knowledge.

  48. @Mishra
    @Che Guava

    Relax or you'll come up all heart attacked. I stand second to no one in my desire for orthographic usage, but it's also amusing to make fun of those further back in the queue.

    PS: You said "Intanetsauri" in this very thread. Now really.

    Replies: @Che Guava

    That is perfectly valid in the context of some ‘net communications.

    Your doubt of it is the mis-step or lack of knowledge.

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