Read Chris Rock’s 2016 Oscars opening monologue – LA Times

I did not watch Chris Rock’s opening monologue. As some of you may know, I’m recovering from surgery, and my body told me to shut down and go to sleep and I did. I woke up about 6:30 Los Angeles time well into the Oscars.
Set I have had the opportunity to read the transcript of what he said on stage. And reading that monologue first tells me that this man is very well grounded. He’s brilliant! And what he said about race relations in Hollywood translates across the board. That’s about race relations, not about the fact that minorities are much poorer and less educated because of a system that fails them. So it’s much as I appreciate where he’s coming from vis a vis Hollywood we have so much work to do to repair generations of neglect in minority communities. And not to get political here, but people like Donald J Trump make that repair process much more difficult.
If you watched the show and his monologue, read it now and see how maybe through the laugh lines he hit right on point.
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http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/oscars/la-et-transcript-chris-rock-opening-monologue-20160228-story.html

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PRICELESS: Colbert Rips one of the Koch brothers, David, to His Face at TIME Magazine Gala

The Koch brothers have a very very very special place in hell reserved for them. They are destroying our planet and using the money that they make while doing so – bring in there racist and reactionary conservatism to bear on our nation. Shame on them and hooray for Stephen Colbert for doing it right at one of them’s faces.
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http://m.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/28/1087135/-PRICELESS-Colbert-Rips-David-Koch-to-His-Face-at-TIME-Magazine-Gala?detail=emailclassic

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Reformist gains in Iran elections clear way for business boom | Reuters

I am sure this is not the result the ayatollahs were hoping for. I hope they don’t use this as an excuse to crack down on the reformers. But if they don’t, and it’s in their best interest not to, Tehran will once again be a commercial hub for the Middle East. I’m old enough to remember how close of friends around used to be to the United States and if the reformers have their way I believe we will be seeing a rapprochement with the two countries happening sooner than later. The way I look at the world when two countries talk to each other and then trade with each other it is difficult to war with each other. Look at Egypt and Israel. Part of the genius of the piece of cord from Camp David was that economic ties were made with Egypt and now Israel is a major contributor to the gross national product of Egypt. It’s white Egypt has been so hands off with the Palestinians and through all of the changes of aging Egypt has not gone against Israel. Soon I believe Iran is going to be going down down the same path.
http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0W10TK

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Donald Trump stumbles on David Duke, KKK – CNNPolitics.com

This is what Donald J Trump is going to be facing until he’s no longer running for president. He is being supported by the Ku Klux Klan and its former Grand Wizard or whatever they call them David Duke. He’s being coy about not knowing who David duke is is pure BS. David David Duke is is a man who stands for hatred and he supports another racist Donald Trump for president. It is important that we keep saying that Donald Trump is a racist because he is and his views are fundamentally dangerous to the fabric of the American society.
#NeverTrump
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http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/28/politics/donald-trump-white-supremacists/

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In South Carolina, Hillary Clinton showed how she’ll run against Donald Trump – Vox

Ezra Klein lays out what will be Hillary Clinton’s strategy in defeating the racist Donald Trump. I think it’s important that we not forget his message of racism and division is not what our country is all about. Hillary Clinton is best suited to take on this one of a kind candidate.
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http://www.vox.com/2016/2/27/11127962/south-carolina-hillary-clinton-trump

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What now for Bernie Sanders? Hillary Clinton’s South Carolina win puts him on his heels – LA Times

Once again, a great analysis by the Los Angeles Times. Secretary of State Clinton’s victory in South Carolina was overwhelming. She even won among those who cared most about trusting there candidate.
Bernie Sanders had to say he was continuing in the race in his speech after the South Carolina vote and that is never a good sign for a candidate.
#ImWithHer #HillYes #Bros4HILLARY
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http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-democrats-campaign-analysis-20160228-story.html

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What Chris Christie can do for Donald Trump – The Washington Post

Very little it seems. A very good analysis by The Washington Post and pointing out to the fact that when he left the race Governor Christie only had a 3% standing in the polls. Perhaps Bridgegate will be the anchor that sinks Trump’s ship of fools.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/02/26/chris-christies-value-to-donald-trump-doesnt-lie-in-the-votes-hell-bring/?tid=sm_tw

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Ku Klux Klan rally in Anaheim erupts in violence; 3 are stabbed and 13 arrested – LA Times

And if anyone is delusional enough not to believe that the rhetoric of hatred being spewed by the Republican Party but especially by its front runner Donald Trump has nothing to do this with this they are absolutely wrong. People are like lemmings they follow examples. And when you have a racist message being vomited over the airways this is what happens. Don’t be surprised if you’ll see a rise and neo-nazi parties as well. Hatred doesn’t stop at 1 skin color or ethnicity or religion or sexual orientation it runs the gamut. We are better than this and we need to make America whole again. I am disgusted.
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http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-klan-rally-in-anaheim-erupts-in-violence-one-man-stabbed-20160227-story.html

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