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HOT TOPICS go HEAD ON – The View

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, TV Shows on December 24, 2014 at 10:03 am

santa-is-coming_5153023_GIFSoup.comThe ladies have an awesome view of collective vision at the ABC Daytime Show round table. Please tell me you caught The Views HOT TOPICS discussion Tuesday morning? No? It was a repeat of the December 4th broadcast, (the day after the NO INDICTMENT VERDICT for the officer that killed Eric Garner). So, you didn’t see it? Well you’re in luck. The broadcast was so HOT and HEAD ON that I could really go on and on about it all day, but rather than paraphrase it for you, I’m going all out. I’ve transcribed it, so that you don’t have to miss a word. Whew! Good stuff.

Sit back, grab a cup of jo – read and get into the know.

TheView
12-04-14 Broadcast – Rebroadcasted 12-23-14, 10:00am – 10:13am
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WHOOPI: Let’s get right to this, because this is the story that’s on everybodys lips, you know one-week after Ferguson – their verdict, New York grand jurers cleared police of any wrong doing for killing Eric Garner. Now when you heard this, were you kind of surprised, that this was their verdict?

CINDY LAUPER: Well let me just preface this by saying this one thing really quick, there are a lot of policemen who are really dedicated and they are good good cops but there is also an element of people who are bullies and to me, those kind of people should not be police officers. They are in the service, undercover. And I was proud of those kids last night, ’cause you know we were at tree,

ODONNEL:  Yes, and you were fantastic!

CINDY: Thank you, but it was Billy Porter.

WHOOPI:  Billy with the hat. I love it.

CINDY:  Billy looked good. That was Billy Porter from Kinky Boots. Every Christmas. Yes! He won a Tony for that.

WHOOPI:  Yes he did and you won a Tony for writing it, not that we’re bragging.

CINDY:  No, but thank you.

NICHOLE:  Can I just say that I’ve been like, a fan of yours forever and I can’t believe I’m sitting next to you, this is so totally cool. I love it. I love it.

CINDY: Well, it’s like Christmas for you.

PEREZ:  Well I thought, with Eric Garner, when I saw it was that, New Yorkers are forward thinking people and I was disappointed. I was very, very disappointed. What I wasn’t disappointed in was the protestors. They kept their cool and they stayed on course.

NICHOLE: Let me just add, the protesters were magnificent last night and the NYPD had a banner night last night. The NYPD could have taught a master class last night on HOW TO RESPECT THE PROTESTERS. I was out at Macy’s with my 2.5 year old last night and I was glad that the protesters had the freedom to protest, to shut down the West side highway. But I was also glad that police sort of  kept them away because tourist don’t know our ways and you know, I thought the police could have done a master class last night on How to really respect the will of the protesters and keep some order in our massive city. It was a good night for New York city.

ODONELL:  Yes. They worked really hard, although you know, sadly, I did expect this to be the verdict.

CINDY: You did?

ODONNEL: I did. I said it yesterday in the meeting, this is what I expected and it’s sad to me to live in an America and expect this to be our democracy. And I feel that there was a grave injustice. Not only that, but there were minor charges that could have been filed: assault. We have had to watch this man die on television.

PEREZ: Over and over and over again.

ODONNEL:  And overtime it breaks my soul just a little bit more. And as I was sitting on the couch with my god son and my daughter, watching it, I just started to cry, and my 12 year old asked me, “Mommy why are people racist?” and I really didn’t have an answer for her.

NICHOLE: You know, in his testimony he said that he ‘put his hands on Mr. Garner, in a maneuver taught to him at the police academy.’ I mean, if that’s true we need to change what we’re teaching police officers, because I don’t think anyone who saw that… this was — there also seems to be complete absence of judgment. He wasn’t — they weren’t engaged with each other because of a violent crime that had taken place. He was selling loose cigarettes. There has to be some trigger…

ODONNEL: He had none on him.

NICHOLE:  The way this would have ended if all of this had gone according to code, would have been with a written ticket. So I didn’t see anything on camera that interfered with the police officers ability to take out a ticket, a pen and write a ticket. So, I think it’s more than just this incident. This is just the one that breaks our heart today, but if his testimony is to suggest that they are taught this maneuver in an encounter that doesn’t begin with anything violent or threatening the neighborhood, that needs to change.

PEREZ: But it was on camera! It was all on camera! You think in Ferguson, there are these questions , we weren’t there, we really didn’t see what happen — which is a reason for an indictment! You know so we can go to trial– but here it is on camera and we’re talking about putting cameras on policemen. And I understand the outrage, because it’s like ‘well what would be the point?’ If you have it on camera and we saw a man die.

ODONNEL: And we need to have a bigger conversation.

NICHOLE: There’s a federal investigation going on.

ODONNEL: But it shouldn’t have to go to that point right? The conversation about systemic racism in the United States needs to be opened up for all of us in a dialogue;  not just when atrocities like this happen but all of the time because it’s prevalent in America and we need to look at ourselves.

NICHOLE: And I think it’s a broader conversation. I think its also about ‘what are our police officers are being taught to do.’

WHOOPI: And I, I don’t know. For me, it’s just like, I’m sorry, the coroner said, you know, listen, ‘yes  – he was overweight, Mr. King.’  Yes he was an overweight gentleman, but he could have lived if he was just standing there Peter King. You see, the coroner said, he died because he couldn’t breath, which he said 11 times and also, the fact that he was asphyxiated — now, I get maybe, you weren’t sure or all of you who said, ‘ he was overweight and that’s why he died,’ — that’s NOT why he died. He had been overweight a long time and walking around, okay. So, if you hadn’t sat on him…

NICHOLE: Can we explain who Congressman King is…

ODONNEL: Sadly is from Long Island and I’m embarrassed to say that he is from Long Island.

NICHOLE: I’m a fan of Peter King, but not of what he said yesterday. He suggested that the death was because of his [Eric Garner] size.

PEREZ: He didn’t suggest, he stated.

NICHOLE: He stated.

WHOOPI:  Look, the idea of having heard people say, ‘no we don’t do that practice anymore, a practice that stops you from breathing is an issue, I think. Now maybe I’m crazy. Anything that allows people to take you under here [placing her forearm under her chin – as if to constrict breathing], and pull you back is an issue.

NICHOLE: And step on your head…

WHOOPI: And step on your head. Why didn’t anyone else [say anything], how come there were no other people?

NICHOLE: Why weren’t those other people guilty?

WHOOPI:  I don’t understand why everybody wasn’t up [on charges]. I heard rumor that maybe they were given immunity. I don’t know that for a fact, but that’s what 3 or 4 of the outlets have said.

PEREZ: I like what Mayor Bill Deblasio said when he stood up. You know he is married to the first lady who is an um…

WHOOPI: black – she’s a black lady.

PEREZ:  She’s a black woman and their son is mixed and he understands first hand and it’s sad. What,  [does] everyone have to have a mixed child or a child of color to understand? You know, and I think that what he was saying…

NICHOLE: I don’t think that’s the case.  The protesters were a beautiful diverse group of protesters on the street last night…

PEREZ: That’s not what I’m saying. No, no no. I’m not saying that.

WHOOPI: Clarify what you’re saying. Go ahead.

PEREZ:  What I’m saying is, is that there are a lot of people who don’t understand what people of color go through. And it usually is that when you have an offspring of color and you’re not then you go ‘Oh! I get it!’ –that’s what I’m saying, in a deeper way.

ODONNEL: I agree, and the bottom line, is do we have equal justice in America, under the law? Are don’t we? And after these grand jury verdicts, we need to discuss that in a way to resolve it.

WHOOPI: Or maybe we need to discuss who’s on the grand jury and how it’s being done. Because, I’m sorry, what it sounded like to me was the same exact thing that was said in Ferguson. It almost sounded word-for-word apology suddenly sounded much like we suggested it should and I was like.. ‘You know, you’re missing the point, you still can’t say, “I did this. This is what happened because I was over zealous.” See, I…

NICHOLE: He did say that thought, the officer said, ‘It was never my intention to harm or injury anyone,” and the grand jury was made up of,

CINDY:  Then he shouldn’t have stepped on his head.

NICHOLE: Listen I agree, but you were talking about “saying the right thing,” and this grand jury was diverse.

WHOOPI: Yeah, I don’t see, I know we have to wrap.

CINDY:  It’s not The Hunger Games.

WHOOPI:  It’s not and also I think it’s also a much bigger thing – it’s much bigger than race. It’s about whose out there protecting us and whose doing their background checks? Whose saying, ‘Hey you know what, you should be getting some help before you become an officer.’ Where’s is that? You know? I don’t know. You know what? I’m hot. We’ll be right back with more HOT TOPICS.

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The ladies of The View took this week off for Christmas, I pray the mayhem follows suit. 

 

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The people don’t like the tally of police brutality, so they protest in peace.
The police seem to take issue with the people taking to the street.

We, the people, have an issue with the police taking unarmed lives.
Our plight: that justice acknowledge the wrongs and make right.

We, the people are up for this HUMANE fight.
Protest in LARGE VOLUME. We’re doing it For LIFE.

I’m a lover of life and I will not stop.
My heart was further broken by the killing of two cops.

My heart is still aching because I fear this
more lives will be lost, thwarted — dismissed.

Whether cop or civilian, my love is the same.
Karma serves all – please stay out of her lane.

Live by the sword, die by the sword — you know the line.
I respect your life and your journey. Respect mine.

We can do better. We all know it’s a choice.
Be not offended by the plight in your brothers voice.

Be not trigger happy and he won’t return the same.
Acknowledge and stop this. We all deserve change.

It’s Christmas Eve 2014 and so many are crying this morning,
I’m Qui
Praying for us all. It’s the best thing to do following that ‘wake up yawning.’

This holiday, consider being good to yourself by being good to someone else.
The gesture will come back to you in spades. You win.
We all win!!
XOXOXOX

Like white on RICE… Ray Rice.

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Sports, TV Shows on September 10, 2014 at 7:33 am
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This ain’t the rice Unc’ was talking about…

When Whoopi Goldberg came under fire for the comments she made on THE VIEW about ladies not putting their hands on men, I understood her position and seconded the wisdom. We were responding to the strongly edited version of Ray Rice’s [then] fiancé falling face first from the elevator after “allegedly” being in a back-and-forth [hand-to-hand] altercation with Ray inside of the elevator. The footage was shown from the outside as the couple entered the elevator, then again from the outside as the doors opened again and Janay (the fiancé’) fell face first into the lobby.

The headlines implied that that was all of the footage available for review and so the story took off in a half hearted light. I agreed with Whoopi that women should not lean on chivalry when you decide to lunge and belt a dude, especially a burly dude. I don’t condone fighting so if I can advise a young girl or two to keep her hands to herself, I will. However, that was not the case with Janay Rice.

Once inside of the elevator, it appears that while Janay is pressing the elevator buttons, when Ray Rice approaches her, closely. Janay flails her left arm as if to ward him off (sacred space). Ray then throws a left jab that lightly brushes Janay’s head, but only because she stepped out of the swing of the punch (stepped to her left). After Rays near-miss swing, he steps back and Janay, comes towards him, with her purse strap on her right shoulder, before she gets into Rays face good, he swings another left punch, that lands smack in the center of Janay’s jaw and it’s LIGHTS OUT baby! Janay’s lifeless body hits the steel railing at the rear of the elevator and she goes down. Out cold. It is only then, that the elevator doors open and Ray aggravatingly lifts Janay by the waist and drags her half way out of the elevator doors, then he drops her, face down in the lobby w/her legs still in the door way of the elevator. In fact, the elevator doors attempted to close, but Janay’s legs deterred the action.

Thanks TMZ Sports! Had TMZ not obtained the rest of the hotel footage and leaked it to the press, the NFL and Ray Rice would have gotten away with implying that Janay attacked Ray on the elevator and that Ray HAD TO knock her out to stop her attacks. Nope. That absolutely did not happen and now Ray looks like a monster. I think he might be. He had very little regard for his fiancé as she layed out cold on the floor from his punch. In an attempt to further suppress the truth , Ray did a televised press conference before the release of the full video footage and apologized to his teammates and fans whilst Janay was sitting next to him, shouldering half the blame (yes – she made an apology statement too).

Why would Janay shoulder half the blame? This is what has women up in arms today. Why would the NFL, and any other aiding counsel advise Janay to attend the conference and shoulder the blame of Ray Rice beating her up and it being caught on video?

I am not pleased with the NFL today and Ray Rice is a coward.

Even after the remainder of the video footage surfaced and the Ravens cut Ray and the NFL suspended him for a year, he continues to say, “He and his wife are working this out.” He and his wife? If Ray doesn’t see that he is 95% of the problem in this domestic abuse situation, I don’t think I trust his clarity of mind or moral. His lame attempt to act as if both, he and Janay, are to blame for him cold clocking Janay is shameful. It is not the stance of a strong man. It is the stance of cowering soul. The “I’m not taking all of the blame, because you know I have a temper,” excuse is a pussy.

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Ray is lucky that Janay is not my sister and that my brother is not her brother, because my brother would be on that Like white on RICE… Ray Rice. Method Man agrees with me and you know how Solange Knowles acts when you mess with her sister. So…

Suddenly a ray breaks through past-headlines and shines a new and respectful light on JayZ and his response to Solange kicking the guts out of him a few months back, because he was perusing to “side chick” a Miami rapper, Liv. It was unnerving seeing Bey’s little sister wailed on the rap mogul, but at least, he did not wail back or cold clock her. Now, on that note, a few years back (2009-2010) there was a gif circulation social media where Jigga slap/tapped a chick who was clowning in his face (holding him up), as he appeared to be exiting a venue via back stage, or behind the scene. There wasn’t ever much of a story that followed that gif, but it exists, there were no bruises, retaliation or need for legal council or rehab. Obviously Jigga keeps his hands in his pocket and is excellent with his mouth. Congrats Beyonce! Enjoy that.

We’re praying for Janay.

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My goodness gracious, that ran me hot.
I was just beginning to like the NFL a lot.

LADIES: Roger Goodell is testing our patience,
by insulting our intelligence and I, for one, hate it.

Campaigning for more ‘WOMEN [to] Love the NFL’ and selling us jerseys
while watching Ray Rice’s assault surveillance tape and deciding to bury.

My, oh my. And you want me to believe
the NFL had not seen
the video tape acquired by TMZ?

You can tell by Ray’s actions, that he’s done this before,
because his immediate response was NOT to drop to the floor

to check on Janay, or take her vital signs.
It’s as if this was “a norm” in the state of his mind.

So many times,
the tape has been on rewind
and replaying in my mind…
I conclude Ray Rice ain’t too kind.

He ain’t too strong neither.
When Janay apologized, I didn’t believe her.

She’s a battered woman. A bit confused in her thoughts.
Ray punched the merchandise, and 1-month later, he bought.

This is life, not a bodega and if you punch her, you go to jail.
I’m Qui
Forgoing Uncle Bens, Ray Rice and the got doggit NFL.

They’ve got nothing for me but merchandise sell.
Go to hell…

The View of Barbara & Whoopi

In Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on November 19, 2010 at 11:24 am

Ooops! There was an interesting glitch at the table today on THE VIEW
Whoopi & Barbara were the conversational timing conflicted two:

Should Whoopi Goldberg be worried about her job?

It seems as if Whoopi may have ticked off Barbara Walter’s on today’s episode of “The View.” The ladies were having a conversation about the increased security being implemented at airports. Whoopi Goldberg felt that the TSA agents need to be trained in a different method for patting down children.

Whoopi: I think you can’t pat down a child the same way you would pat down an adult, I think there has to be some training in there.
Joy: Can’t they use the x-ray machine…
Sherri: My son likes the walk through machines, but he has a tendency to touch the sides because he thinks the whole thing is fun.

Barbara: then you talk to your son before hand…
Sherri: I do, but he’s a little boy…
Barbara Nothing is perfect…
Whoopi: (talking across the table) Take care of business, Sherri.
Barbara (sternly speaking to Whoopi) LET ME FINISH.

After a moment of cold staring from Barabara to Whoopi – Barbara apologized to Whoopi, and then continued,
Barbara: This is all done for our safety.

Take a look at the timing for yourself and gage,
You can see the VIDEO on HELLO BEAUTIFUL’s page.

I don’t think there’s long term tension – conversational timing was a bit off, but got back on track.
I’m Qui
and when you truly “RESPECT” someone, it’s not hard or difficult to find your way back.

Bob’wa and Whoopi will be fine. 🙂
I believe this topic has no ax in it – to grind.
Viva La View & Viva La GIRL TIME!

New Hosts

In Griot, News, TV Shows on August 26, 2010 at 10:31 am

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Steve Harvey is the New Host of FAMILY FUED starting Fall 2010.

His comedic skills on this conservative show – is a real chancer.
He’s so raw, that when I heard the news, I clapped & yelled: “Good Answer”.

Jasiri X is the New Host of Intelligent Hip Hop. Based on this brothers delivery I’m becoming more convinced that his HIP (in Hip Hop) stands for “High Intellect Person”.

Enlightening, Educational lyrics backed by eXemplary beats and eXceptionally insightful videos.
If you didn’t know Jasiri X – Peep the “REAL GANGSTERS” video; hence YE SHALL KNOW:

Have you noticed that Don Lemon is getting more show Hosting time these days on CNN? Awesome. He’s informative, intelligent, and easy on the eyes. lol! God bless CNN. 🙂 Don tackles topics that are far less appealing but so necessary and revealing. He has my full support and viewership. His main gigs seem to broadcast on the weekend, but last week he sat in for Rick Sanchez and I was all too giddy to see him during my weekday grind.Ow! This rising host invokes a sweet pucker out of me. Muah!

TJ Holmes CNN career is casting a positive new light too,
though I don’t understand what ‘the hold up is’ on his extended view.[?]

But I won’t complain….How could I?
CNN is of late quite pleasing on the eye.

Let me stop now, as there are a host of HOSTS that I like:
Oprah, Tyra, and Kiran Chetry put a tasteful spin on ‘the mic’.

Soledad, Tony Harris and Whoopi Goldberg definitely diversify ‘the view’.
I’m just glad television is extending the gamut of African American hues.
Oooo!

Show Hosting is soooo a cool thing to do,
I’m Qui
and I like it so much, I’m online ‘Hosting’ you.

**PLEASE KNOW: I apprecaite you for continuously rolling through.***