And Now For Something REALLY Important


Forget about Iran getting nukes and Planned Parenthood selling baby parts, here is something really important:

Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift engaged in an unexpected back-and-forth on Twitter today after Swift took issue with Minaj’s Tweets about being snubbed from the MTV Video Music Awards “Video of the Year” category. Minaj got a nod in the “Best Female Video” and “Best Hip-Hop Video” categories for “Anaconda” but rightfully felt left out of that coveted “Video of the Year” grouping. For reference, nominees in the biggest category of the night include Taylor Swift herself, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, and Mark Ronson.

Minaj criticized MTV for the decision on Twitter earlier today, raising the possibility that her status as a Black female artist consistently relegates her to so-called urban categories like “Best Hip-Hop Video.” “If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year,” she wrote. Swift took obvious offense, taking the Tweet as a personal slight, writing, “I’ve done nothing but love & support you. It’s unlike you to pit women against each other. Maybe one of the men took your slot.”

Minaj fired right back, letting Taylor know the Tweets weren’t directed at her at all. “Huh?” Minaj Tweeted. “U must not be reading my tweets. Didn’t say a word about u. I love u just as much. But u should speak on this.” She added soon after, “@taylorswift13 I’m still confused as to why u just tweeted me when I made it abundantly clear…”

Taylor seemed to back down in her own response inviting Minaj to share her win if “Bad Blood” takes home the award.

Just in case you are unclear what Nicki Minaj was saying:

Black women have never won the VMA for Video of the Year except for in 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2012. I don’t know how many have been nominated over the years but it’s a lot.

I am really sick of this shit. Does everything have to be politicized and racialized?

Taylor Swift dominated the music industry this year. To suggest that nominating her for a major award was somehow racist is bullshit. It’s not like none of the other nominees is black. Of the two women nominated this year 50% of them are black. Black artists Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar are both nominated as well.

But let’s not let facts get in the way. Black people were oppressed and discriminated against. As reparations for the way they were treated, they deserve to win all the awards for while. All the nominations too. Only then can we have justice.


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127 Responses to And Now For Something REALLY Important

  1. Myiq2xu says:

    The Tay Haters are enjoying this, which includes most music critics and ironic hipsters. #TSDS

  2. Myiq2xu says:

    How to turn a routine traffic stop into an arrest:

    • Myiq2xu says:

      I doubt if he could tell her race before he pulled her over.

      • Ann says:

        To me, this one resonates. This could be anyone – black, white, pink or green. The cop seemed set on antagonizing and escalating the situation. And the police report? That is why people have cop-trust issues. Shesh

        And now, for whatever reason, that poor woman is dead. And that cop’s life is over too, whether or not he realizes it. Such a tragedy all the way around.

        • Myiq2xu says:

          The cop was on traffic patrol – he was SUPPOSED to pull people over and check them out. That’s what traffic cops do. He was assigned an area to patrol by his supervisor.

          Some of his actions were discretionary but all of them were legal. Maybe he was looking for an excuse to arrest her but she didn’t have to give him one.

          • Ann says:

            I never said he wasn’t supposed to pull her over. I said he was set on “antagonizing and escalating the situation”. And from all appearances, that is what he did.

            Whether or not what he did was “legal” – well, he’s on desk duty for ” violations of traffic stop procedures”.

          • leslie says:

            I wonder if all the #BLM bull sh!t has emboldened people to do stupid things or to antagonize police so they end up being confrontational in every interaction now. She believed she had Sharpton on her side and she’s dead (and there’s no way to know why or how). He (believed) he had “the law” on his side and now his professional life will be over.

          • DeniseVB says:

            My husband got caught doing a rolling stop on a quiet residential street and was pulled over. License and registration went back to the police car to run a check. He then asked if he had a weapon in the car. No. Officer Friendly then said I was going to give you a warning but records show you have a concealed carry permit so I have to give you a ticket now.

          • piper says:

            So many people are looking for their 5 minutes of fame thinking they maybe the next Rev. Al extorting huge fees from large companies while spurning taxes. Plus invites to the WH

          • swanspirit says:

            If I were pulled over for something, and I have been several times in decades of driving, and a police officer asked me to put out my cigarette, and I used to smoke, I would have said “Of course officer, i am sorry does the smoke bother you? I am so sorry”. You never never give an officer sh*t, for anything ; that is how I was raised.
            Also, I don’t think this officer had anything more to do with her once she was in jail. I would like to know what happened to her once she was in jail. An arrest should not be a death sentence.

          • Myiq2xu says:

            Cops have discretion. They could give you a ticket, or they could let you off with a warning. They could look for a reason to arrest you. What you say and do could make the difference.

            In theory, mouthing off to a cop should not have any negative consequences. But don’t try it on the side of the road somewhere.

          • 49erDweet says:

            Comment for DVB. If Hub was in fact unarmed, should have gone to the the court, Chief, DA and the everyone else around and raised a sooper-dooper stinko that’d last through a couple of election cycles. If he WAS armed, he goofed and shoulda said so.

      • jeffhas says:

        Well – at the risk of ‘starting something’… I’m just gonna say that in my 50 years on this planet, I’ve met a few police officers from time to time – generally the traffic cop variety.

        … and I must say in almost every single instance I always sense the ‘I am Superior to you’ attitude – like the police are talking down to me or any civilian around, etc. Now I may be sensitive to this, because I’m a white guy (have been all my life)… which brings me to my issue with BLM – I feel the police treat EVERYONE in public like they’re criminals. I’m not talking a few bad apples, I’m saying there seems to be a general ‘Authority/Superiority Complex’ that cops have – maybe it goes with the territory, but it seems to me, that you can still be ‘in charge’ without treating people like they better bow down and kiss your ring or else be punished. I don’t think it’s a race thing at all, I think it’s a Superiority/Authority/Abuse of Power issue – period. I think it’s part of their training, the police culture – this stuff goes to their heads, and you have this power, and you can get people to kiss your a** all day doing what you want, and let’s face it, we’ve all met the ‘wannabe cop’ that is dying to become a real cop (because you know) they just want the power to screw with people.

        I think it’s pervasive, and hits all manner (white, black, rich, poor) of victim. I mean I’ve been in a suit and tie all day driving a Mercedes and they can’t wait to screw with me… and I’ve been in t-shirt and shorts driving a beater-wagon and they can’t wait to screw with me… and the only think you can do is be completely passive and kiss their a** to high heaven and hope there’s no trouble.

        I was raised like this too:

        β€œOf course officer, i am sorry does the smoke bother you? I am so sorry”. You never never give an officer sh*t, for anything ; that is how I was raised.”

        and when I read this:

        “Cops have discretion. They could give you a ticket, or they could let you off with a warning. They could look for a reason to arrest you. What you say and do could make the difference.”

        I understand all of this to be true in my experience, but I don’t think that it’s right that cops can hold this kind of power over your head. I think there is a problem with the police today, but it has little to do with race and more to do with abuse of power…. and I think it needs to be addressed and fixed…. and I think body cameras will help – because cops will see themselves as Power Abusing A-Holes, like that cop ranting to the taxicab driver – I felt like that Taxicab driver before.

        I want to like the police and trust the police – but that whole ‘to Serve and Protect’ mantra seems to be lost these days in my opinion.

        Sorry – I just had to get that off my chest.

        • Myiq2xu says:

          If you are assigned to traffic duty then you have to write a lot of tickets or you’ll get in trouble. Quotas are illegal, but they know who is writing lots of tickets and who is not.

          How do you get off traffic duty? Turn lots of traffic stops into arrests for drugs. Thanks to asset forfeiture laws some departments encourage cops to make lots of stops just for that reason.

          That’s the system.

          If most cops act a certain way it’s because they are trained to act that way.

        • 49erDweet says:

          No offense intended, jeffhas, but once you start driving on public roads your feelings don’t mean jack. From what I saw this officer seemed a trifle impatient, BUT we couldn’t really see what the driver was doing at first so I’m gonna give the officer a little leeway. Until his department censures him, and they might, he has my mild support. An officer is always charged with “controlling” the scene. It his/her primary responsibility. HOW it is controlled is a variable call.
          I agree his attitude was counter productive. During the time I was involved in LE I always presented a “bumbling hick” personna until I knew what was going on and had things under control. Some officers have a hard time in that role, so don’t try. But it always served me well.
          What happened to her later in the jail is a tragedy, but from what I’ve seen/heard on this dashcam her arrest was called for and entirely her own fault.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      If you watch the beginning of the video you will see her run a stop sign and turn without signaling just before he makes a U-turn.

      • blowme0bama says:

        As I stated on HA, the woman’s behavior is a textbook illustration of how NOT to respond during a traffic stop.

        Nevertheless, the cop was baiting her with that “put out your cigarette please” and “get out of the car” stuff. I’ve had them do that stuff with me before, and the way to deal with it is just to say, “OK” and then comply. BUT, the guy was baiting her so he’d be able to arrest her some bullchit charge for “failure to obey a lawful order” or someother garbage that he initiated.

        He could have EASILY diffused the situation, gave her the ticket / warning, then went on his way.

        The poor woman just didn’t have enough sense / experience to realize he was baiting her.

        • leslie says:

          The woman was from the Chicago area. But here, the police might not throw you in jail for what she (allegedly) did. Even though they do that power/ego trip thing nearly all the time – to all colors, genders, ages, etc… It’s just that here, we have Jesse Jackson, Fr. Michael Pfleger, neighborhood organizations, gangs, unions who will often “mediate” and a press that will support the BLM crew. She was NOT in Chicago. She should have done what the officer said. Without attitude.
          As it was, it shouldn’t have meant death.

          • Myiq2xu says:

            Maybe she got suicidal when she realized a BLM mob wasn’t going to bust her out of jail.

          • leslie says:

            I wonder if, after thinking about what the arrest could mean to her – or her future job (that I read she was supposed to start on the following Monday), she became emotionally dysregulated and reacted by making what could have been an accidentally successful suicide attempt.

          • Myiq2xu says:

            I dunno. We’ll never know. But I find the idea that she was murdered unlikely.

          • leslie says:

            Once again, I agree.

        • jeffhas says:

          Three days in jail for a traffic stop. After three days not being able to have your freedom over a TRAFFIC STOP, I’d be depressed too…. Now I’m not going to get suicidal, but if you’re already a depressed person, where is the next level down the rung…?

          • Myiq2xu says:

            I’m not saying it’s right, but it is both legal and typical.

          • 49erDweet says:

            Was she unable to post bail……or prohibited from posting bail? Could make a difference. I’d also be interested in hearing of her prior driving and criminal records, if any.

          • Ann says:

            If that is “typical”, we need more atypical police behavior.

            @jeffhas When I first read this all I could think of is how pissed I would be as a taxpayer in that county housing (paying to house and feed) someone over a traffic stop because a police office “copped” an attitude. Then I read further and saw she was dead and the events took on a sadder emotion.

        • 49erDweet says:

          We really can’t see what she was doing with that cigarette, nor if she were reacting to him the way an intoxicated or impaired driver might react. From what we could hear it seemed to me she could well have been chemically impaired in some way. Putting out her potential ignited throw weapon and alighting from the car could have been entirely reasonable requests. We don’t know, yet.

          • leslie says:

            One of the descriptions of this woman that has been repeated on the radio is that she was a “social advocate” whatever that means. Here it most likely means she was one of the BLM crowd. But there has been nothing specific other than calling her a “social advocate”.

          • leslie says:

            Ms. Bland was a “social activist” not advocate.

      • leslie says:

        The family of Sandra Bland just gave a statement after viewing the video of the arrest. The sister, who is the spokesperson for the family said she thought the reason for the traffic stop was “weak”.
        (I have not yet viewed the video and it is reported to have been removed.)

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  6. Dora says:

    This testimony before Congress is heartbreaking What is more heartbreaking is the fact that these politicians are responsible and do not care. 😦

  7. Dora says:

    For you coffee drinkers. See what just 2 cups of coffee per day is doing to your liver. Not what you expected. πŸ™‚

    Coffee: What Just 2 Cups Per Day Is Doing To Your Liver

  8. Dora says:

    I hope he means it!

    GOP Leader Donald Trump: I Will Not Run Third Party, I Will Only Run as a Republican (VIDEO)

  9. DeniseVB says:


    • leslie says:

      If you listen to Mika and Joe, et al., they couldn’t be happier. MSNBC is, as we know, the primary morning outlet/cheerleader of bronco’s establishment. What I saw this morning – for the few moments I had Morning Joe on my teevee – made me quite ill. And not because I’m a supporter of any one person right now. It is simply the in your face disdain for Hillary and their love of the current squatters in the WH. I have heard Mika speak with near orgasmic affect r/t Warren. (This alone will move me to NOT vote for her – or anyone else Mika supports.)

      • piper says:

        Mika’s last reading from ValJar – pumping for Warren to enter the race.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Warren insisted she’s not running during her speech at NN15 but with Hillary flailing right now, there may be an opening. Also for Joe Biden? John Kerry? Diversity !

        • piper says:

          Everyone of the Dem. candidates are over the hill white people. Is there anyone out there that isn’t collecting social security.

          • Dora says:

            This morning on FBN, Monica Crowley predicted that Joe Biden would soon get in the race and Obama would go all out to support him. She also mentioned that the Obamas and the Clintons hate each other. I’m not sure how good Monica is as a prognosticator, but it made an interesting conversation.

          • leslie says:

            But, but, but, the Dems are the party of DIVERSITY.
            Maybe that word doesn’t mean what they think it means. πŸ˜‰

  10. Bruno Mars is not black. He father is Jewish & Puerto Rican and his mom is Filipino. Just FYI…

  11. angienc says:

    First of all that ridiculous Anaconda video is nothing but butt-fetish porn. Actually, that makes me surprised a pit like MTV didn’t nominate it.
    Second of all, Nicki Minaji is a coward — tweeting about “other” “slimmer” women getting nominated and then denying she “said a word” about Taylor — the white, slim girl who DID get nominated. Sore loser and lying fuckwit.

  12. DeniseVB says:


  13. piper says:

    Big Fur Hat hilarious take on the candidates.
    Honest Don’s statement on various candidates.
    “Jeb Bush? He’s the Rachel Dolezal of Mexicans. He wants to be Mexican so bad he mows his lawn 3 times a day. When he passes gas it sounds like La Cucaracha. I agree, he should be president… of Mexico. Next.”
    For other candidates:

  14. piper says:

    Lloyd Marcus on Donald Trump
    “To the Left, an apology is blood in the water, causing a media feeding frenzy to devour the conservative or Republican. Every time one sheepishly apologizes, it is another notch on the Left’s gun barrel, letting the world know they are in charge.

    This is what makes Trump’s defiance so remarkable and exhilarating. Thus far Trump has not fallen for the Left’s tactic and become terrorized into walking back his comments. As a matter of fact, Trump routinely doubles down on his original statements. Sorry folks, but I love it. There’s a new sheriff in town. His name is Donald Trump.

    Another trick of the Left/MSM is to claim that their hysterical reactions reflect the feelings of a majority of the American people. However, Trump’s addressing illegal immigration shot him to the top of the polls.

    Some say Trump is muddying the waters for β€œserious GOP candidates.” I am not going to argue either way regarding that point. I will say that it is about time someone stood up to these vipers (the Leftist media).
    Read more:
    Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook”

  15. SHV says:

    “Planned Parenthood: Hillary Clinton’s Ongoing Silence Is Alarming”
    Hill is checking the wind direction and waiting for the next shoe to drop??? PP is very worried. I received PP and NARAL messages in the mail yesterday. The PP had on the envelope “Don’t Abandon Us”. Both letter then went on “evil Republicans”, blah, blah SEND MONEY!! I read that PP thinks that there are at least 65 recorded interviews yet to be release.

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  17. votermom says:

    Ack! I think our fridge may be dying / dead.
    Quick, some tips on getting a new fridge quick & cheap, that’s reliable.

    This one is 15 years old I think.

    • Dora says:

      Take a look at Sears Kenmores. I am very satisfied with mine.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Lowes or Home Depot have been good to us on appliances for price and dependablity.

      • votermom says:

        Have the Lowes ones been in good shape when delivrred?

        I seem to remember someone, Elliesmom?, had an issue with Lowes delivering a dented appliance and she scared them into taking them back.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I don’t remember any problems, but it has been a dozen or so years since we bought the fridge.

        • elliesmom says:

          They did try to deliver a dented freezer, but the delivery guys are contractors, not Lowes’ employees. Lowes was gracious about sending another freezer, but it took two weeks to get it in stock again. I’ve found local small appliance stores have quicker delivery, but not always the best price. I got up one Christmas Eve morning and found my fridge with Christmas dinner for twelve in it had died. The appliance store in town had a new fridge in my house before the food was in any danger of spoilage, and the delivery guys helped me move the food into the new one so they could take the old one away. The extra 50 bucks or so was well worth it.

    • Somebody says:

      Is there a Sears outlet near you? Quite often you can find pretty good deals at their outlet store on appliances. Some are dinged up and some are just last year’s model, some were floor models. They carry more brands than their own. Check out Lowes too, I think it’s getting close to model year change and they’ll put all their floor samples on clearance.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Got an LG (fridge and W/D) from Home Depot. Replaced 15 year old Maytag W/D and KitchenAid Fridge. Really great so far. But Kenmore (often just LG), Samsung, and others are highly rated too.

      • Myiq2xu says:

        As a former Sears employee I can tell you that Kenmore doesn’t make any appliances. They buy name-brand stuff and put their own logo on it.

  18. leslie says:

    vm, Check online for your nearest appliance store – don’t forget Sears. I went out last week and bought a whirlpool as it was the only one with a bottom freezer in the small size I needed. If size is no deterrent, what about Best buy or Home Depot? or what about a resale place (a friend bought a fridge from Craig’s List). good luck.

    • votermom says:

      thanks leslie
      Size is limited here. I forget what the exact dimensions are but we have a side by side now and I think otherwise the door wouldn’t open all the way.

      • leslie says:

        Think about getting a freezer on the bottom, then. The doors on top can open from the center if you get one with “French doors”.

      • leslie says:

        Do you have a good appliance store near you? I ended up at a well regarded appliance store (that I’ve happily used in the past) that carries just about every manufacturer. So I got to look at almost every brand. BTW: my upstairs neighbor went to “hh gregg” (?) for a European freezer on the bottom fridge that fit her even smaller space during her kitchen rehab.

  19. DeniseVB says:

    Oh wow, the Dem candidates are eating out of #BlackLivesMatter’s hands now by trying to make nice with the coalition that elected Obama. I’m not sure Obama’s even helped those groups since 2008. Well, we do have their large clumps of agitators and SJW’s right now……

    • leslie says:

      This article mentions the BLM “folks” have no real ties to the Dems or NAACP or other established groups. And that they are independent. But they are not. They have certain shysters behind them Shaun King, Al Sharpton, etc. who profit from this crowd’s doings.

      NAACP and the Congressional Black Coalition or whatever they call themselves gave birth to this monster in 2008 when they labeled Clinton and anyone else who wasn’t solidly on board with TehOne as racist. I don’t know how they are going to walk that back now, but they will try or they will give their support to someone else (Biden is my guess) whom they know they can control.

  20. Myiq2xu says:

    This is worrisome:

    2 deaths in 27 million cases triggers a recall?

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  22. DeniseVB says:

    Good one by Piers Morgan (did I just type that?) with a stern lecture to Nicki. (I’ll have to go back and look, seems Black Twitter came to her rescue last night?)

  23. NewOrleans says:

    Oh, FFS!
    Being gay isn’t good enough anymore to celebrate diversity and tolerance. Now, you have to lop off your wiener or else you’re oppressing someone.


    • DandyTIger says:

      Identity politics always turns on itself. Always.

    • DeniseVB says:

      My real life gay friends (actually they were my friends before I had to start using “gay” to explain which demographic of friends I’m talking about :sigh: ) are so sick of this sh*t. Especially being treated as “special needs” kids (I have one of those too). People are tip-toeing around them and waiting for wedding invitations ….. it’s just stupid out there.

      I’m happy for the SCOTUS decision, but I have a feeling it’s just not enough for the professional sh*t-stirring activists.

  24. DeniseVB says:

    Sidebar: For those keeping track of Obama’s flag lowering proclamations via Mark Knoller:

  25. Dora says:

    I read this in today’s NY Post. Betsy advises that if you’ve been considering getting a hip or knee replacement, do it before January.

    How Uncle Sam plans to cheat Granny out of health care

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  27. Dora says:

    IAEA Tells Congressmen of Two Secret Side Deals to Iran Agreement That Won’t Be Shared with Congress

  28. Myiq2xu says:

    New thread up!

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