Post New Article

Joe Biden Refuses to Explain What He
Meant by ‘Roaches’ in 2017 Video

Original Article

Posted By: earlybird, 12/7/2019 2:41:42 PM

Former Vice President Joe Biden is refusing to explain what he meant when he used the term “roaches” at the renaming of a community pool in 2017. (Snip) Things took a strange turn, however, when the former vice president began to share personal stories from his time as a lifeguard at the pool. (Snip) “So I learned about roaches, I learned about kids jumping on my lap,” the former vice president told the audience in Delaware. “And I loved kids jumping on my lap.” Biden’s use of the term “roaches” without any context when talking about his tenure as a lifeguard was met with confusion on social media.

Comments:

He refuses to comment because he really doesn’t know why he said it?

Post Reply

Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird 12/7/2019 2:42:53 PM (No. 255760)
On the other hand, the writer includes a fair amount of background information on the racial connotation of “roaches”, including this: The Racial Slur Database, an online website working to combat racism by educating on the etymology of denigrating language, characterizes “roach” as an offensive term used against African Americans. A 2017 paper published by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, denotes the term derives from the tragic history of slavery. European ships carrying enslaved Africans were the first to bring cockroaches to North America—a result of the often cramped, filthy, and inhumane conditions blacks were subject to below deck. The introduction of an invasive species, like the cockroach, alongside slavery in North America gave rise to unfair racial connections. And there’s more.
5 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: john56 12/7/2019 2:48:41 PM (No. 255763)
If a Republican had said that, we'd be hearing about racist statements and dog whistles until the cows came home -- and left again.
10 people like this.

Reply 3 - Posted by: volksford 12/7/2019 3:06:48 PM (No. 255768)
Joe was smoking the weed.
8 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: davew 12/7/2019 3:12:44 PM (No. 255773)
Joe was smoking the weed Exactly. As soon as I heard this I knew what he was talking about. He was identifying with the black urban culture that was routinely doing weed before white hippies made it middle class.
8 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird 12/7/2019 3:36:43 PM (No. 255792)
He said it within the same remarks about kids wanting to play with the hair on his legs and bouncing in his lap. I vote for the old definition “pests”.
1 person likes this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 12/7/2019 4:26:57 PM (No. 255807)
Let's see what happens if he misspells the word potato... Like Dan Quayle did. Weeks of humiliation for poor Dan.
7 people like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: LarryK 12/7/2019 4:33:44 PM (No. 255811)
Is it true they are coming out with a “Chia Leg” in time for Christmas?
15 people like this.

Reply 8 - Posted by: sinic 12/7/2019 4:35:10 PM (No. 255812)
FTA "More than 75 percent of the families who reported having children under the age of 18 were living below the poverty level. Likewise, more than 61 percent of individuals over the age of 18 in the area were living below the poverty threshold." I wonder, any word if things have changed for the better under Democrat rule? I'll admit to not reading the whole article ... since the mere mention of this dodering old fools' name makes me a little ill.
0 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: bedub 12/7/2019 5:57:18 PM (No. 255872)
Given the time frame, I think he was referring to smoking pot. Not sure why he won’t admit it, there’s a whole group of pot smokers and growers and black market retailers that would be impressed! And it would earn him points in Colorado and Calizuela and other states where it’s legal. Maybe he just doesn’t remember.
0 people like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: bad-hair 12/7/2019 6:03:30 PM (No. 255874)
Joe making moronic out of any possible context remarks is normal. People twisting themselves in knots trying to explain Joe are wasting their time and mine.
1 person likes this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Ebuilder 12/7/2019 10:07:29 PM (No. 255991)
"I think you were stoned when you said it." -- Corey Booker to Joe Biden at the last debate. Lifetime stoners communicating. Explains Joe's syntax and his queer looks when he is shocked to find out he just made a time-warp blunder in front of a democrat. In front of any one else he swears to it, or says no one has ever said that, and challenges you to a duel. The democrat shameless lie. Any of them validating Warren's and AOC's trillion dollar Green plans is on something. Maybe, delusion. These people, and may I say "these ugly boring people", have no interest in being decent role models, or finding absolute truth. They want to be children forever. They want deniability on Judgment Day. They are girls and girls just want to have fun. Stupid enough to want to legalize dope. Because they can. They are your indulgent friends -- as Rome burns. BTW, its a real spirit Jack, and despite the goofs and wow colors and brilliant sex -- its playing with you until your suicide moment. Meantime, you incompetent frauds and lesbians are ruining the country.
0 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Janylou 12/7/2019 11:57:14 PM (No. 256043)
Sleepy, creepy strikes again
2 people like this.

Reply 13 - Posted by: Annie Xango 12/8/2019 1:53:51 AM (No. 256063)
don't you think that he forgot the next word...clip..I think that is what they call them?/ not positive, since I am an 82 yr old. female..at least the last time I looked.
1 person likes this.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2 12/8/2019 3:53:33 AM (No. 256080)
"Roaches" used to be slang to refer to cigarettes. But the fact that Joey refuses to explain is either he can't remember or else the term refers to blacks.
0 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "earlybird"
and
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by earlybird"
Exclusive: Monica Crowley Vindicated
by Columbia University After Fake
Plagiarism Accusations from CNN,
Establishment Media
17 replies
Posted by earlybird 12/21/2019 4:37:45 PM Post Reply
Treasury Department Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs Monica Crowley has been vindicated by Columbia University after a years-long investigation ultimately concluded she did not plagiarize her thesis, despite allegations by CNN and other establishment media outlets that she did. Crowley, now the Treasury Department’s top spokeswoman but previously a Fox News contributor, had been under consideration to join the National Security Council (NSC) in the White House at the very beginning of President Donald Trump’s administration under his first national security adviser, retired Gen. Mike Flynn. Then, allegations from CNN and Politico, among other publications, claimed that she plagiarized her 2012 book and her thesis at Columbia, sparking Columbia to launch
Schrödinger's impeachment limps on 5 replies
Posted by earlybird 12/21/2019 1:07:12 PM Post Reply
So I guess it's like Schrodinger's Cathttps://t.co/ctEe5tlSCM — David Burge (@iowahawkblog) December 19, 2019 On Tuesday, I began a post, "Laurence Tribe, the Harvard law professor who has been giving Democrats bad advice freely for decades, had a new brainstorm: impeach President Donald John Trump but never let him have a trial in the Senate to clear his good name." Nancy took his advice. Dumb.(Snip)So while Democrats voted to impeach, they haven't impeached. Instead, they went home for 2 weeks. (Snip) "This is a very bad look for the Democrats who warned that they must rush to impeach Trump before the election. It seems the rush ended as soon as they
Democrats rushed to impeach
and stopped
10 replies
Posted by earlybird 12/21/2019 11:48:54 AM Post Reply
Democrats rushed to impeach President Donald John Trump on Wednesday night, voted to, and then decided to sit on actually impeaching him by refusing to transmit the impeachment to the Senate.(Snip) Nancy defended her hurry-up-and-wait approach to impeachment. She told reporters, "Let me tell you what I don't consider a fair trial. This is what I don't consider a fair trial -- that Leader McConnell has stated that he's not an impartial juror, (Snip) No one in the Senate is an impartial juror. They are elected officials beholden to their states. If the Founding Fathers had wanted am impartial jury, they would have said so in the Constitution,
Bad News For Coup Crew – Former NSA
Director Mike Rogers Working With John
Durham For Several Months…
12 replies
Posted by earlybird 12/20/2019 6:50:52 PM Post Reply
Merry Christmas. The intercept is reporting that former NSA Director, Admiral Mike Rogers, has been working with U.S. Attorney John Durham for several months during his investigation into the origin of the 2016 intelligence operation against candidate Trump. This is particularly important because NSA Director Mike Rogers’ knowledge is at the epicenter of the origination of almost everything related to the FBI data-surveillance that was happening in 2015 and 2016.(Via Intercept) Retired Adm. Michael Rogers, former director of the National Security Agency, has been cooperating with the Justice Department’s probe into the origins of the counterintelligence investigation of the Trump presidential campaign’s alleged ties to Russia, according to four people
Speaker Pelosi Invites President Donald
Trump to Deliver State of Union
February 4th, 2020…
20 replies
Posted by earlybird 12/20/2019 3:02:54 PM Post Reply
This is interesting. Last year Speaker Pelosi used the SOU invite to play out political games against President Trump. This year, considering the political impeachment effort, I thought she would be likely to replay that scheme; but she didn’t. This implies the private polling and public sentiment (ie. bbacklash) against her constituent democrats must be much more severe than is currently visible: (Letter)Per Hogan Gidley: President Donald J. Trump has accepted the Speaker’s invitation to deliver the State of the Union Address on February 4, 2020.
Former intelligence chiefs fit perfectly into
media advocacy culture
2 replies
Posted by earlybird 12/20/2019 2:20:30 PM Post Reply
Former FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former CIA Director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have lots of things in common. One, they ran the nation’s key intelligence and investigatory agencies under former President Barack Obama. They were deeply involved in the “Russian collusion” hoax. And they participated in the surveillance of the Trump campaign and transition. Comey and McCabe both signed applications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court warrants requesting surveillance on Trump campaign aide Carter Page. A report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz criticized Comey and McCabe’s FBI for falsehoods and misrepresentations during its investigation of the Donald Trump campaign.
New York Times Report: John Durham
Seeking CIA Director Brennan Communications….
7 replies
Posted by earlybird 12/20/2019 9:39:00 AM Post Reply
…and CTH has a pretty good idea exactly what “communications” Durham is looking for. It sounds like U.S. Attorney Durham is looking for what Comey outlined in the “crown material” discussion. First, the article from the New York Times (emphasis mine): (Article)U.S. Attorney John Durham appears to be looking for a very specific email written by John Brennan to James Comey. Because Comey wrote another email saying: ..”Brennan is insisting the Crown Material be included in the intel assessment.” (Snip) The Christopher Steele dossier was called “Crown Material” by FBI agents within the small group during their 2016 political surveillance operation. The “Crown” description reflects the unofficial British intelligence aspect
AG Bill Barr Full Interview Covering
Horowitz Report, Durham Investigation
and Impeachment…
2 replies
Posted by earlybird 12/20/2019 9:22:54 AM Post Reply
Attorney General Bill Barr had an extensive sit down interview with Fox News host Martha MacCallum on Wednesday, December 18th. The interview was broadcast this evening. (Full Video) On August 30th, 2019, Devin Nunes submitted eight criminal referrals to the DOJ. Five of those referrals were for specific people who participated in the political scheme against candidate, president-elect and President Trump. The remaining three referrals were not person specific, but rather outlines of “conspiracy”: (Snip)On the conspiracy to manipulate the intelligence apparatus. That angle will be interesting to watch because it goes to the origin of activity in early 2016. The issues around how Crossfire Hurricane
IG Report Hints James Comey Was In
On FBI’s FISA Misconduct
9 replies
Posted by earlybird 12/20/2019 9:06:56 AM Post Reply
When the Department of Justice inspector general released his report on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse, coverage focused on the top-line findings contained in the executive summary. Then the news cycle whizzed by, leaving many details discussed throughout the 480-page tome unexplored. One significant gap in media coverage concerns the potential complicity of former FBI Director James Comey in the FISA abuse—a possibility the IG report hints at in several spots. The first suggestion that something was amiss with Comey’s conduct came early in Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report, when the IG’s office spoke of the methodology underlying the FISA investigation.
Incoherent Nancy Pelosi Releases
the Flying Monkeys…
13 replies
Posted by earlybird 12/19/2019 8:36:32 PM Post Reply
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded to questions and concerns about the construct of a heavily partisan impeachment process and her refusal to send the articles of impeachment to the Senate. Highlighting the tenuous nature of the position now held by her party, a barely coherent Speaker Pelosi attempts to explain. As reporters ask questions, Pelosi becomes frustrated and tells the compliant media no more questions on impeachment will be entertained. A day after impeaching the President, the Speaker of the House refuses to answer questions.
Don’t Bother, They’re Here 11 replies
Posted by earlybird 12/19/2019 6:41:47 PM Post Reply
In a comic postscript to yesterday’s farce, Nancy Pelosi is threatening to withhold delivery of the House Democrats’ two impeachment articles to the Senate. Politico’s Kyle Cheney et al. have the story here. (Snip) By withholding the articles of impeachment from the Senate, Pelosi hopes to extract the terms of a trial procedure that she deems favorable to the Democrats. Politico quotes Pelosi speaking at a news conference moments after passage of the impeachment articles: “So far we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us.” She stated that it had been her intention to transmit the articles, “but we’ll see what happens over there.”
‘Keep Those Articles Here’: Top Dem
Demands Quid Pro Quo Before
Sending Impeachment To Senate
26 replies
Posted by earlybird 12/19/2019 3:27:22 PM Post Reply
Democratic House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn told CNN, if it were up to him, he would withhold articles of impeachment from the Senate indefinitely. Clyburn said he would only send the articles of impeachment to the Senate for if Democrat’s were promised a “fair” trial. By “fair trial,” Clyburn means allowing new witnesses and deliberation to take place in the Senate. But, deliberations and witness testimony is a job meant for the House of Representatives. Clearly, Rep. Adam Schiff and House Democrats bungled their hearings and concluded with extremely weak articles of impeachment(Snip) Now, they want more witnesses called because they didn’t do their job well their first time.
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Jeff Flake Suggests Senate Republicans ‘Put
Country over Party’ for Trump Impeachment
49 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 12/21/2019 2:19:28 PM Post Reply
Former Republican Sen. Jeff Flake (AZ) has called on his former colleagues to “put country over party” throughout President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in a new op-ed for the Washington Post. “President Trump is on trial. But in a very real sense, so are you. And so is the political party to which we belong,” Flake wrote. Flake, who represented Arizona in the U.S. Senate from 2013 until 2019, urged his former colleagues to undergo a “simple test,” which involves questioning how former President Barack Obama would have been treated under the same circumstances. “What if President Barack Obama had engaged in precisely the same behavior?” Flake asked rhetorically.
Maxine Waters: ‘I Was Right’ Something Is
Wrong with Trump — He Doesn’t Deserve
to Be President
46 replies
Posted by Imright 12/21/2019 5:11:19 AM Post Reply
On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said she felt vindicated about her early calls for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Waters said, “I had began to notice him and pay attention to him during the primary campaign in the way he conducted himself. And then my staff and I did our own kind of investigatory work to the degree that we could. We saw the connection between Putin and our president and Manafort and Papadopoulos and all of these individuals who were in this little group of people who were connected in some way to the oligarchs of Russia, to the Kremlin and to Putin.
California Governor Blames
Trump, Republican Party for
State's Homeless Problems
42 replies
Posted by MissMolly 12/21/2019 4:28:21 AM Post Reply
The sixth Democratic presidential debate took place Thursday night in Los Angeles, one of several California cities with out-of-control homeless problems. California Governor Gavin Newsom, who has called the state's growing homeless crisis a "national emergency," watched from the audience at Loyola Marymount University. After the debate, a reporter asked the governor why is was President Trump's responsibility to take care of the housing crisis that California has itself created. "Well, he's president of the United States," Newsom said, "and I imagine he cares about people of the United States, and he cares about the largest state in the United States of America.
What is She Wearing? Hillary Clinton
Praises Pelosi’s Sham Impeachment
During Book Tour – Wrapped in a Blue
Polka Dot Tent (Video)
37 replies
Posted by Imright 12/21/2019 8:06:51 PM Post Reply
Hillary Clinton praised Pelosi’s sham impeachment hoax against President Trump this week during a “Gutsy Women” book tour stop with Chelsea. Hillary Clinton looked like hell wrapped in a blue polka dot tent. Thank God this woman is not president! Hillary actually had the nerve to say President Trump’s “actions” with Ukraine is “exactly what our founders warned us about.”“I am one of those who watched this with deep concern because of the national security implications of what the articles address namely the president’s behavior with respect to Ukraine,” Pelosi said.
Maxine Waters warns that Trump will
invite Vladimir Putin to the White
House next year if Senate doesn't
removed him from office
31 replies
Posted by Imright 12/21/2019 12:06:55 PM Post Reply
California Democrat Maxine Waters claimed Donald Trump will invite Vladimir Putin to the White House next year if he is not removed from office.Waters was responding to reports that White House officials feared the Russian president had heavily influenced Trump's views on Ukraine, specifically a conspiracy theory that Kiev had meddled in the 2016 US presidential election. In a tweet, Waters, who is a vocal critic of Trump, claimed: 'Revelation by former WH officials proves what we've known all along: Trump is #PutinsPuppet.
Seattle Times updates style
guide to capitalize 'Black';
keeps 'white' lowercase
31 replies
Posted by Ribicon 12/21/2019 9:26:44 AM Post Reply
The Seattle Times has issued a new style guideline instructing staff to capitalize the word “Black” when referring to a culture, ethnicity or group of people, the newspaper announced Thursday evening. The word “white,” however, will remain lowercase when referring to people with “light-colored skin, especially those of European descent,” the newspaper said. The publication explained that capitalizing the term “Black” is necessary because it is a reflection of shared cultures and experiences, like foods, languages and music.” The word “white” however will remain lowercase because it merely refers to the physical description of people “whose backgrounds may spring from many different cultures,”
Trump Has Engraved Envelopes Hand Delivered
To Democrats On Capitol Hill —
With His F*** You Letter To Pelosi Inside!
31 replies
Posted by DynomiteThings 12/21/2019 8:07:52 AM Post Reply
The White House on Wednesday dispatched some staffers to head up the Capitol. They brought with them beautiful cards with hand-drawn calligraphy on them. They looked like Christmas cards. But inside the envelopes addressed to lawmakers were copies of President Trump’s brutal letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Tucker Carlson calls out DC establishment
conservative nonprofits for selling
out and protecting hi tech bullies
that censor conservatives
31 replies
Posted by Magnante 12/21/2019 6:25:50 AM Post Reply
I was frankly shocked by Tucker Carson’s courage last night; he’s not going to be getting a lot of cocktail party invitations from the cream of the beltway conservative establishment anymore. If you missed Carlson’s epic denunciation of the big DC establishment think tanks – the likes of the Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute and Competitive Enterprise Institute -- do yourself a favor and spend the next six-and-a-half minutes watching the video embedded below. He points out that Google, Facebook, Twitter and the others are all enjoying special legal protection that enables them to get away with censoring conservatives, and that the biggest and richest conservative think tanks support
New Zealand collects over 50,000
guns in buyback program
30 replies
Posted by mc squared 12/21/2019 11:21:21 AM Post Reply
New Zealand is going assault weapon free. Authorities in the country say more than 50,000 firearms have been handed over to the police after a nationwide gun buyback program. The initiative began after a massacre at two mosques in Christchurch which left 51 dead in March. An additional 2,700 guns were modified to make compliant with new regulations and 5,000 firearms of all types were also collected as part of a no-questions-asked amnesty. All told, the government has spent roughly $66 million on the effort.
Dorm Housing, Communal TVs,
Underground Tunnels Envisioned
For ‘All-Inclusive’ $3 Billion,
300-Acre City For The Homeless
27 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 12/22/2019 4:11:33 AM Post Reply
LOS ANGELES – A California crowdfunding effort is hoping to solve the U.S. homeless crisis by building a 300-acre city open exclusively to those without a home. Daune Nason, founder of the Folsom-based Citizens Again, released details Thursday of his plans for an estimated $3 billion private city equipped with amenities and services for a 150,000 “high-needs” population. California’s homeless population in 2018 was almost 130,000, nearly a quarter of the national total, according to the most recent federal data.
Will Washington media expose the liars
who spun the Trump-Russia hoax?
25 replies
Posted by StormCnter 12/21/2019 7:13:21 AM Post Reply
When will the Washington media correct the record and publicly burn their sources in the Obama FBI, the intelligence community and the political class who lied to them for years about that now-discredited Trump-Russia hoax? That hoax served as pretext for President Barack Obama’s FBI and CIA and others to investigate, and spy upon, the presidential campaign of a rival. As if by design, the now discredited Trump-Russia story consumed President Donald Trump’s White House and our politics for three years. And from the fetid cauldron of lies and spin grew the wholly partisan Democratic impeachment of the president
Alaska’s government retaliates after
Goldman Sachs drops Arctic oil
investments
22 replies
Posted by John C 12/21/2019 6:18:08 AM Post Reply
This week, mega-bank Goldman Sachs said it would no longer finance new oil exploration in the Arctic as part of a broader move away from fossil fuels. Now, Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he is reconsidering whether Alaska should do business with the bank, and the Alaska Department of Revenue has already booted Goldman from a billion-dollar plan to borrow money to pay oil and gas drillers. “In response to Goldman’s pledge, the governor’s office has directed the review and where possible without financial or progress impairment, the removal of Goldman from business relations with the state,” acting Revenue Commissioner Mike Barnhill wrote in a Friday letter to Goldman’s CEO.
Post New Article